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« Reply #11565 on: April 17, 2012, 06:43:38 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?

Ever get carded twice by different people in the same beer line?

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« Reply #11566 on: April 17, 2012, 08:35:29 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?

rofl...what would be the point of that??

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« Reply #11567 on: April 17, 2012, 08:37:28 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?

rofl...what would be the point of that??

You forget, down under they do everything backwards :)

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« Reply #11568 on: April 17, 2012, 08:56:27 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?

rofl...what would be the point of that??

I'm not sure, but I think it is further proof that I should just stop shaving immediately.
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« Reply #11569 on: April 17, 2012, 09:36:48 PM »
Okay, am I the only person with the pleasure of being carded while leaving a venue not once, but on two separate occasions?

Ever get carded twice by different people in the same beer line?

I think that would send me over the edge.
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« Reply #11570 on: April 17, 2012, 10:25:47 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Dylan was a singer-songwriter.  As a songwriter he was great.  As a singer...not so much.

I'm not all that sold on the beetles.  They had a few good songs.  None were exceptionally great, IMHO.

Hendrix.  I really like some of his stuff.

Of all the old music, David Bowie will always be my hero.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #11571 on: April 17, 2012, 10:50:16 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Dylan was a singer-songwriter.  As a songwriter he was great.  As a singer...not so much.

I'm not all that sold on the beetles.  They had a few good songs.  None were exceptionally great, IMHO.

Hendrix.  I really like some of his stuff.

Of all the old music, David Bowie will always be my hero.


Yeah, I like David Bowie a lot. I think David Byrne of Talking Heads was heavily influenced by Bowie.


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« Reply #11572 on: April 17, 2012, 11:38:11 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Dylan was a singer-songwriter.  As a songwriter he was great.  As a singer...not so much.

I'm not all that sold on the beetles.  They had a few good songs.  None were exceptionally great, IMHO.

Hendrix.  I really like some of his stuff.

Of all the old music, David Bowie will always be my hero.


Yeah, I like David Bowie a lot. I think David Byrne of Talking Heads was heavily influenced by Bowie.


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I could definitely see that. 
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« Reply #11573 on: April 18, 2012, 12:06:56 AM »
Charlie Rose is currently interviewing an art scholar who believes the Shroud of Tourin is authentic. On PBS right now. Interesting!


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« Reply #11574 on: April 18, 2012, 10:18:39 AM »
I noticed that I just hit 5,000 posts... Perhaps I need a new hobby
Your idea has been debunked 1000 times already.. Maybe 1001 will be the charm

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« Reply #11575 on: April 18, 2012, 10:37:53 AM »
I noticed that I just hit 5,000 posts... Perhaps I need a new hobby

World of Tanks, yo!
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« Reply #11576 on: April 18, 2012, 10:38:57 AM »
Charlie Rose is currently interviewing an art scholar who believes the Shroud of Tourin is authentic. On PBS right now. Interesting!


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I saw something like this on the Aliens and Nazis (History) Channel back on the Eve of the Annunciation (Catholic Good Friday).  Very interesting!  They did a reconstruction of what the face imprinted on the shroud would have looked like.  Very similar to how the Icons show our Lord.  True science and true religion usually agree!
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« Reply #11577 on: April 18, 2012, 02:29:38 PM »
I noticed that I just hit 5,000 posts... Perhaps I need a new hobby

World of Tanks, yo!

Let's find a time to platoon. I have a Tiger now
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« Reply #11578 on: April 18, 2012, 02:58:57 PM »
I noticed that I just hit 5,000 posts... Perhaps I need a new hobby

World of Tanks, yo!

Let's find a time to platoon. I have a Tiger now

Sweet.  I try to get on around 8 or 9 usually.  I have a Tiger and an IS.  Do you have the long 88 on the Tiger yet?
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« Reply #11579 on: April 18, 2012, 05:28:02 PM »
I noticed that I just hit 5,000 posts... Perhaps I need a new hobby

World of Tanks, yo!

Let's find a time to platoon. I have a Tiger now


Sweet.  I try to get on around 8 or 9 usually.  I have a Tiger and an IS.  Do you have the long 88 on the Tiger yet?

It's pretty long.. I mean, Ive never had a complaint  :P

(okay yes..i have the long 88)
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« Reply #11580 on: April 18, 2012, 08:02:58 PM »
I HATE TOOTHACHES! >:(
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« Reply #11581 on: April 18, 2012, 08:13:12 PM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?
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Hmm, well, enjoy, I suppose :)

Haha, I know not quite your cup of tea. :)
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« Reply #11582 on: April 20, 2012, 03:37:52 AM »
I was going to make a new thread of this but then I realized that probably none was interested in this. :D So I just leave it here instead.

The National Library of Finland has digitalized all of it's copies of the first book ever printed for Finland. It's a Dominican missale from 15th century. The Dominican tradition had been adopted as official liturgical tradition for diocese of Turku i.e. Finnish RCs in the 14th century.

The Missale can be seen here. Click "Avaa tiedosto" in order to see different copies of it.
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« Reply #11583 on: April 20, 2012, 09:14:38 AM »
I was going to make a new thread of this but then I realized that probably none was interested in this. :D So I just leave it here instead.

The National Library of Finland has digitalized all of it's copies of the first book ever printed for Finland. It's a Dominican missale from 15th century. The Dominican tradition had been adopted as official liturgical tradition for diocese of Turku i.e. Finnish RCs in the 14th century.

The Missale can be seen here. Click "Avaa tiedosto" in order to see different copies of it.

Thanks! That is pretty neat.  :angel:

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« Reply #11584 on: April 20, 2012, 04:08:18 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Fair enough. I'm not especially familiar with blues music or terminology. I've found myself listening to a lot of Springsteen and Aerosmith lately, so I might make the transition from blues-rock to blues eventually. I'll let you know what I think about LSD then.
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« Reply #11585 on: April 20, 2012, 04:35:44 PM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Fair enough. I'm not especially familiar with blues music or terminology. I've found myself listening to a lot of Springsteen and Aerosmith lately, so I might make the transition from blues-rock to blues eventually. I'll let you know what I think about LSD then.

The best anti-LSD speech I ever got was from a guy I worked with at Pizza Hut who liked his weed and drank A LOT.  He said that he would never do LSD again after he took a couple tabs, blew his entire paycheck on snacks, and laughed at a wall for 12 hours straight that he thought was pulsating and purple, and then slept for the next 36 hours.
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« Reply #11586 on: April 20, 2012, 05:02:21 PM »
Never gotten a speech against it per se, but I did have a friend whose dealer gave him acid-laced weed by accident. Hanging out with him kind of sucked for a little while until he figured out how to manage flashbacks.
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« Reply #11587 on: April 20, 2012, 06:37:12 PM »
Is marijuana popular in many native Orthodox lands? Unfortunately, I know that alcoholism is but how about marijuana?
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« Reply #11588 on: April 20, 2012, 11:47:07 PM »
Is marijuana popular in many native Orthodox lands? Unfortunately, I know that alcoholism is but how about marijuana?

I can't give you an answer for that, but I myself wouldn't be messing with the stuff either way, heh.
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« Reply #11589 on: April 20, 2012, 11:50:22 PM »
No more rhymes now, I mean it!
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« Reply #11590 on: April 21, 2012, 01:47:37 AM »
No more rhymes now, I mean it!
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« Reply #11591 on: April 21, 2012, 01:58:48 AM »
Santana was the only band that could still sound tight while playing on acid, and even Carlos's psychedelic days were short lived. He realized very quickly that tight blues jams are rarely produced by hallucinogenics.

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Dylan? Hendrix? The Beatles?

Dylan and The Beatles didn't paly blues jams (and Dylan certainly wasn't a good harmonica player). Hendrix did play blues, but in spite of his talent, I would never describe his playing as "tight." He was all over the place, and he sounded like he was playing on acid. Great guitarist, but I never really liked his music. But that's just my two cents.


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Fair enough. I'm not especially familiar with blues music or terminology. I've found myself listening to a lot of Springsteen and Aerosmith lately, so I might make the transition from blues-rock to blues eventually. I'll let you know what I think about LSD then.


I'll also tell you that LSD and Blues go together about as well as flutes and blues. And now, come to think of it, I can surmise how the misguided idea for "Blues flute" came about.  ;)


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« Reply #11592 on: April 21, 2012, 04:23:26 AM »
It's going to be cool next week for those of us in my part of GA. High is supposed to be around 50-something the entire week.

Or, as Lady Whiteadder of the second Blackadder series might say: "Cold is God's way of telling us to burn more Catholics!" :P
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« Reply #11593 on: April 22, 2012, 03:43:11 AM »
Banal... what is your chosen pronunciation of it? Bah-nall or Bay-nul?

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« Reply #11594 on: April 22, 2012, 07:43:06 AM »
No more rhymes now, I mean it!
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« Reply #11595 on: April 22, 2012, 07:45:10 AM »
So the tax refund will pay for my tuition this summer!!! :) Gonna take two courses: 1. Epistemology, 2. The Philosophy of Human Nature.

Also, this Fall I will begin my Latin courses. :)

Out of curiosity, what type of course on epistemology? I mean, are you going to have an overview type thing, or more like exploring one particular view in depth?
The first half of the course will be an overview of different thinkers and topics in epistemology. The second half will focus on Thomistic realism and Thomistic responses to non-realisits.

Hmm, well, enjoy, I suppose :)

Haha, I know not quite your cup of tea. :)

Maybe. I don't know. Hmm. Well why not? Who knows. Wait, wut? I'm so confused! Or is it confuzzled? Anyway, carry on then  :)

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« Reply #11596 on: April 22, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »
Banal... what is your chosen pronunciation of it? Bah-nall or Bay-nul?

Bah-nall
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« Reply #11597 on: April 22, 2012, 07:54:34 PM »
Banal... what is your chosen pronunciation of it? Bah-nall or Bay-nul?

Bah-nall

I've never heard it pronounced any other way.
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« Reply #11598 on: April 22, 2012, 08:00:31 PM »
I say it either way, usually "Bay-nul". Maybe I'm just a hick from the Southeast US.
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« Reply #11599 on: April 22, 2012, 08:13:02 PM »
I say it either way, usually "Bay-nul". Maybe I'm just a hick from the Southeast US.

That's how I always heard it as well, until a few years ago when I was watching youtube vids.

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« Reply #11600 on: April 22, 2012, 08:22:39 PM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.
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« Reply #11601 on: April 22, 2012, 08:25:26 PM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.

Next is leisure (long e sound) vs. leisure (rhymes with measure)  ;D

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« Reply #11602 on: April 22, 2012, 08:32:00 PM »
I am going to have to re-take my road test. I can't believe it.

It's mostly my fault because of my procrastination, but I'm going to blame it on Ohio's stupid laws. Long story short: my current license is out-of-state, and I have to take Ohio's written exam before they'll issue me an Ohio license. Fine. BUT, my New Mexico license expires tomorrow- and of course, is nowhere to be found. So, when I go to take my written test tomorrow, if I don't have it to show them, they can't waive the road test. So unless I can persuade the nice lady at the examination station to let me pull up my driving record on the NM DMV's website (for a fee of $6) to prove I'm licensed (which is not likely), I will have to re-take the damned test. In most other states (in my experience, anyway), your license has to be expired for 4-5 years before they'll make you take the road test again... but nooooooooooo. Not Ohio.

It would be hilarious if it weren't happening to me.  :-\

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« Reply #11603 on: April 22, 2012, 10:15:41 PM »
I can confirm that getting a driver's license in Ohio is a serious hassle.
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« Reply #11604 on: April 22, 2012, 10:38:08 PM »
I can confirm that getting a driver's license in Ohio is a serious hassle.

You don't happen to work at a State Highway Patrol Examination Station, do you?  ;D
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« Reply #11605 on: April 22, 2012, 11:54:48 PM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.

We are all going to have to agree that English spoken in different parts of the world are in fact different languages.  Like Chinese, they are still written the same, but spoken entirely differently.  I've never heard buh-NAHL, always pronounced it BEYN-l!
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« Reply #11606 on: April 23, 2012, 12:45:20 AM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.

We are all going to have to agree that English spoken in different parts of the world are in fact different languages.  Like Chinese, they are still written the same, but spoken entirely differently.  I've never heard buh-NAHL, always pronounced it BEYN-l!

I posed the pronunciation question on my Twitter account. Every response I got back was the "beyn-l/bay-nul" version.
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« Reply #11607 on: April 23, 2012, 12:56:46 AM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.

We are all going to have to agree that English spoken in different parts of the world are in fact different languages.  Like Chinese, they are still written the same, but spoken entirely differently.  I've never heard buh-NAHL, always pronounced it BEYN-l!

I posed the pronunciation question on my Twitter account. Every response I got back was the "beyn-l/bay-nul" version.

The real question is, how do you pronounce aluminium?
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« Reply #11608 on: April 23, 2012, 01:02:11 AM »
Americans have a tendency to try to "standardise" the pronunciation of English with little regard for etymological quirks and the like. I say, we should all just accept that English is inconistent and there is often little clue in the spelling of a word as to how it should pronounced.

Dictionary.com, while not the most reputable source, lists buh-nal, -nahl, beyn-l as acceptable.

Anyway, I have only ever heard buh-NAHL, never BEYN-l.

We are all going to have to agree that English spoken in different parts of the world are in fact different languages.  Like Chinese, they are still written the same, but spoken entirely differently.  I've never heard buh-NAHL, always pronounced it BEYN-l!

I posed the pronunciation question on my Twitter account. Every response I got back was the "beyn-l/bay-nul" version.

The real question is, how do you pronounce aluminium?

Al-loo-min-um. We spell it aluminum. No second i here.
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« Reply #11609 on: April 23, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »
Banal... what is your chosen pronunciation of it? Bah-nall or Bay-nul?
What a banal question you ask us. ;)

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