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by Rob P
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Family Circus: Billy weighs in on the war in Iraq
Replies: 33
Views: 29585

The best Family Circus I ever saw was a parody in the college alternative paper, titled "The Family Circle Jerks". In it, the surprised mother overhears her daughter telling her friend: "My Mommy uses incest to make the house smell nice."
by Rob P
Tue Mar 15, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Family Circus: Billy weighs in on the war in Iraq
Replies: 33
Views: 29585

Garfield, for its first few years, was a deeply weird comic strip. The ambiguous relationship between Jon and Lyman was just one of its precious delights.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 15, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Family Circus: Billy weighs in on the war in Iraq
Replies: 33
Views: 29585

Did we ever find out what happened to Odie's owner? I heard he died of AIDS. Ryan Are you talking about Lyman, Jon's roommate from the early 1980s? I think he moved out and moved on once he found out that Jon only had a thing for Liz. Once he departed, the strip was never the same. I have no idea i...
by Rob P
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emulation innovation
Replies: 4
Views: 3882

A friend of mine has an Xbox that's been hacked and replaced with a hard drive, and filled with almost every arcade game you can think of, as well as all the SuperNintendo games, Sega Genesis games, and a bunch of other stuff. This machine is incredible. All of the games work, but some of them have ...
by Rob P
Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Best Kinks CDs featuring original mono mixes
Replies: 20
Views: 17524

Thanks for all the information. I can't wait to hear proper versions of these albums. The only CD I have is the '98 Face to Face, and the music makes the listening experience barely tolerable. I'm sticking with the vinyl releases for now. A friend gave me an 80's VGPS German mono vinyl re-issue, and...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Carol Kaye claims to have played bass on Light My Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 11309

Hah, it looks like she's holding a cheap Ibanez Soundgear bass. Those basses sound like crap.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Carol Kaye claims to have played bass on Light My Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 11309

From Bassland.net: ---------------------- To Bassland...The Carol Kaye Song You Posted In Basstalk From: Scatman Date: 6/14/03 Time: 2:18:03 PM Remote Name: 24.90.11.4 Comments Bassland, Thank's for posting the Carol Kaye sound on basstalk. If that is Ms. Kaye's sound, then she definitely did NOT pl...
by Rob P
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: General Music Discussion
Topic: Carol Kaye claims to have played bass on Light My Fire
Replies: 17
Views: 11309

Hmm. Why does she say all that? I wasn't there, of course, but the Doors recordings just seem too sloppy for the Wrecking Crew to be involved. The only record I could envision them playing on is Soft Parade, and even that is stretching the bounds of my belief.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny website...
Replies: 7
Views: 5441

I have to laugh at the ricer cars when I see them putting around town. The back of the exhaust looks like a coffee can (Folgers) stuck to the back of the car. The custom color is some wacky tropical shade. You can hear them humming down the road, because their exhaust tone sounds like some 2 seater ...
by Rob P
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Judge's relatives killed - speculation of hate connection
Replies: 5
Views: 3644

No one ever accused white supremecists of being brain surgeons, but come on. It's times like these (if you'll pardon the SHTV-ish reflection) that I'm reminded of Dylan's line from "Idiot Wind:" It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe. :roll: Right on. They're so dumb and blind by ideology...
by Rob P
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Can anyone recommend some good fiction?
Replies: 24
Views: 18569

I'm not generally a fan of bestsellers, but I read Open Season by C. J. Box after my wife recommended it to me, and it was good. The protagonist is a game warden from Wyoming, which makes the setting fresh and innovative. I just finished reading An Innocent Millionaire by Stephen Vicizency. He's a s...
by Rob P
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Copyrights Keep TV Shows off DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 4285

The DVD sets of Charmed were held up for a long time because of this. They finally received approval after clearing it with every band that performed on the show.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Warner Brothers DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 20821

I think it was 2001 when Warner Brothers turned a corner and started doing some of their best restoration work. Before that, it was hit-or-miss.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Warner Brothers DVDs
Replies: 28
Views: 20821

Citizen Kane is a must see on my list. I've seen other versions on VHS, and they were okay, but nothing like you've described it. Another WB reissue people have raved about is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
by Rob P
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Infused Vodkas
Replies: 29
Views: 18975

There's an entire generation moving out of P-town right now. Too many yuppie condos, not enough jobs. Things have not recovered from the dot-com hangover. There's no defense infrastructure base, so no way to tap into the new growth economy. Maybe someone should start marketing Victory Gin. Hee hee,...