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by Ron
Thu May 05, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: With Saddam gone, "pleasure marriage" returns
Replies: 1
Views: 970

"Most of the men, at the end of the contract, they feel contempt towards the woman."

Hey, these A-rabs aren't that different from us after all.
by Ron
Wed May 04, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: New Sundazed Byrds LP Another Dimension
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

"Alternate instrumental takes"? Sundazed has always been pretty good about not over-hyping their product, but I think maybe they crossed the line here. Looks like mostly backing tracks, which for me are a fun listen once or twice--after that they pretty much remain on the shelf unplayed. But having ...
by Ron
Sat Mar 12, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: XTC
Replies: 46
Views: 11649

I've got the first three XTC titles on vinyl--the first two are UK while Drums is a US press [with no pressing problems]. I thought the original CDs were OK, so much so that I don't think I played the vinyl again for years. I thought the remasters were a major improvement. Young Prix started a threa...
by Ron
Thu Jan 27, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bush's Egomania Grows Exponentially
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: Bush's Egomania Grows Exponentially

Bush said. "The American people listened to different assessments made about what was taking place in Iraq, and they looked at the two candidates, and chose me." I agree with this part. But as far as accountability goes, I don't know what the Statute of Limitations is for a president [and his team]...
by Ron
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Headphone Burn-in
Replies: 35
Views: 13343

No problem. As far as the K1000s go, the list price is over a grand, but they can be had for under $500 from an authorized dealer [eBay]--or *could have been* had for that price until the end of December as there seems to have been a price spike of $100 since the first of the year. Either way, it's ...
by Ron
Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:47 pm
Forum: Audio Technology
Topic: Headphone Burn-in
Replies: 35
Views: 13343

They just seem ... thoroughly decadent. Plus, the person in the next room can hear them playing. You do have to admit that it's all kind of, well, obsessively nutty. (Why not just use speakers?) Thoroughly decadent? Obsessively nutty? Why? Kind of funny comment, I think--this being one of the more ...
by Ron
Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Complete Motown Singles on CD
Replies: 14
Views: 4333

Hell, they could even do an "A-Sides and Charting B-Sides" series and another series with the rest of the B-sides, for obsessive completists only. I understand why they're including all of the B-sides; I'm just saying that I don't particularly want them. My opinion? I think, providing the mastering...
by Ron
Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Official Election Night Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 30167

This doesn't mean moving further to the right. It means showing the majority of Americans that the left isn't such a scary place after all. Exactly. Instead of running "Bush lite", the Dems need(ed) to come out and say "OUR IDEAS ARE CORRECT, YOU WILL FOLLOW US." And/or get somebody so fucking char...
by Ron
Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: New York Times endorsement of John Kerry
Replies: 38
Views: 25135

Rspaight wrote:Hell, *I* was ready to back the president after 9/11.

Ryan

Really? No, I mean it. Really?
by Ron
Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Absolute must read!
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Bush's America will in the next four years foment more war in the Middle East and more violence in Palestine and Israel. At home, social security will be destroyed by being privatized and the phenomenon of vast numbers of the elderly poor, last seen in the 1930s, will return. Government monies will...
by Ron
Wed Apr 21, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Worst artists ever!
Replies: 13
Views: 5774

37 THE DOORS
Appalling fact Morrison is widely believed to have suffered his fatal heart attack while masturbating in the bathtub.

Crap. Never knew you could die from that. Well, I guess this serves as a warning.
by Ron
Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: North Korea on 'brink of nuclear war' with US
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

I actually get a little nervous when Kim's being ignored as that's when I think he's most likely to listen to his inner demons [or Mickey and Goofy] and do something rash. But I think it's nice that Cheney's going to drop by for a visit. Can't wait for the photo opp: two of the creepiest men in the ...
by Ron
Fri Apr 09, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Hating People Who Love To Hate Freedom
Replies: 4
Views: 1384

And this from Rice's testimony yesterday: Long before that day [9/11], radical, freedom-hating terrorists declared war on America and on the civilized world. It's a mantra among members of the administration. I've heard Rumsfeld say it and shouldn't be surprised if both Cheney and Powell have as wel...
by Ron
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice To Testify As Bush's Numbers Go Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Looks like they went with option #1 (from my post above). That whole hearing was a blurred mess of obfuscation, filibustering, non-answers and evasions. She was spinning like the Tasmanian Devil. As good as some of the questions were [as were dozens of other possible questions that have been writte...
by Ron
Wed Mar 31, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Rice To Testify As Bush's Numbers Go Up
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

As regards any Rice testimony, I wonder if maybe we all aren't chasing our tails. Bush's performance rating has remained relatively unchanged over the last year even in light of Iraq [no WMD, soldiers dying daily and the current constitution/democracy fantasy] and Clarke's testimony. All to say, the...