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Jokes / Re: Funny videos
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:37:50 AM »
Fun with a snipers ghillie suit.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:18:24 PM »
I was looking forward to Chicago v. New Orleans.

Then that game happened with Philly  :raincloud: :mrdead:

YES! That sucked so fucking much. The Chicago vs Philly game was one of the only NFL games I had caught start to finish all year. Chicago looked like the better team and more effective offense all game long, but those two missed field goals screwed them out of it. I was cheering for them. Maybe that's why they lost. I'm bad luck like that.

art, music, etc. / Re: Actually, the best guitar solo is..........
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
Typically an afterthought kinda guy when it comes to discussions about great guitar players, especially since he died about 10 years ago, but he's always been one of my favorite blues players. The way he approached blues scale leads (which has been done a bazillion times by everyone and can get kinda stale after so long) was pretty unique and fresh sounding, to me anyway. And the tone he's getting out of his shit in this video is fucking KILLER, especially for a live setting. Starting at 2:55, I love that wah with what sounds like a little bit of octave fuzz.

Jeff Healey - Blue Jean Blues (originally by ZZ Top)

/dev/random / Re: The Strange and Interesting Thread
« on: January 09, 2019, 01:00:56 PM »
One of the comments:

"Three hours seems a bit excessive."

 :lolsign: Apparently there's an acceptable amount of time one can lick a doorbell.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 08, 2019, 12:47:48 AM »
I don't celebrate when Clemson wins, but I always enjoy when Alabama loses. And by 4 fucking touchdowns too. How great is that? Way to go, Clemson. Their shit was ON POINT last night.

I almost did it. I seriously considered putting in a call to my bookmaker buddy to put a grand on Alabama to win. But something made me stop. The trend lately has been they win every OTHER year. They won last year, so I had a gut feeling they'd screw up in this one. Glad I trusted my gut.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:08:36 AM »

Did Richt get canned?

Officially, he "retired". But let's be real. Mark Richt isn't that old. Plenty of other coaches have kept coaching into their senior citizen years. It wasn't like he had accomplished all of his career goals and there was nothing left to reach for. It's safe to assume that Miami was nice enough to offer him the opportunity to retire on his own, otherwise they would've had to fire him.

Justin Fields moving on from Georgia, transferring to Ohio State -

I have a feeling Georgia will live to regret their decision to play Fromm instead of Fields. I don't think they would've won as many games this year playing Fields full time, but I think the experience would've paid off within the next two seasons when his arm strength increases as well. Georgia does a decent job at pass protecting, but Fromm scrambles slower than turtle shit. Having a running QB would be the one advantage they'd need to really compete with Alabama.

Jokes / Re: Funny Pictures
« on: January 06, 2019, 01:01:32 AM »

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 05, 2019, 04:06:31 AM »
I thought it was kinda sad how Mark Richt's career had to end at Miami this year. They got STOMPED by Wisconsin in the Pinstripe Bowl. It was like 35 to 3, but it was NOT as close as even that score might suggest. Their offense couldn't do ANYTHING. After having a few years to get a feel for Kirby Smart's playcalling, I gotta say, I still think Mark Richt was the smarter playcaller. I kinda wish he'd come back to Georgia. But I don't suspect he'd do that no matter how much they might hypothetically offer him.

That kinda shit's gonna continue to happen though. Until they draft up some new recruiting rules to spread these players around, Alabama's gonna continue to win 96% of their games, and coaches at other schools are gonna fail to meet their goals the school sets for them to win conference championships and new years bowl games. I think that's obviously what happened to Richt. Miami probably told him, "Okay, within the first 3 years, we want an ACC Championship.", and he couldn't deliver with the athletes he had, and he probably also OVER-estimated his ability to talk recruits into coming to Miami. Hell, perhaps even Richt himself oversold himself by voluntarily promising to win an ACC title by this year. An SEC coach looking around at the competition in the ACC would undoubtedly feel confident that he could smash anyone and everyone. But... that shit doesn't happen if you can't recruit SEC sized linemen who also have the very important "TALENT" to go with that size. And with Miami's record for the last 15 years... there's no mad dash to come to a school that hasn't had a reputable football team since before any of the recruits were born, doesn't matter if you're "Mark Richt from Georgia".

I had forgotten, but apparently Miami made it to the Orange Bowl last year... where they lost to... Wisconsin. So that might have something to do with it too. He had a shot at avenging last years Orange Bowl loss and got absolutely clobbered.

art, music, etc. / Re: Actually, the best guitar solo is..........
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:33:41 AM »
Eddie Van - Halen

Steve Ray Vaughn

Robert Plant

HAHAHA! Does he even play guitar at all? I don't think I've ever seen him touch a guitar.

Anyway, at 5:20-ish in that video, looks like's playing a little Rainsong carbon fiber short scale acoustic bass or something. Dunno if you've ever tried out one of those carbon fiber acoustic guitars before, but you definitely should. I honestly think they just might sound better than even something like a high end Martin. I picked one up in a little music shop one day on a goof thinking it would sound like shit and was instantly blown away by the full bodied tone of it. Never figured something that WASN'T wood could sound better than wood.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:18:13 AM »
Of course. Philly is like Baltimore with more white people. :D

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 04, 2019, 03:38:15 AM »
It is harder to rate them because of key players sitting out and which teams get paired up.

I would rate them like this.  Numbers 2-4 are about the same, so that order really don't matter.

1. SEC
2. Big 10
3. Big 12
4. ACC
5. PAC 12

Same for me. Although Big 10 and Big 12 could swap... or be tied for #2, doesn't matter. I couldn't put ACC 3rd. Clemson and maybe Syracuse were really the only ACC schools this year that truly looked like they knew what they were doing. The PAC12 with the exception of Washington and Wash State were all lousy this year.

It was great to see the uber-PC schools UCLA and USC both get NO fucking bowl game this year. Fuck 'em. California got one, but it was a snoozefest vs TCU that nobody fucking watched.

Also... was looking over the PAC12 site while posting this. Apparently Oregon's first game next year is against Auburn. :evilking: Oh the humanity. "Hello, 9-1-1? I wanna report a rape."

/dev/random / Re: Whatcha listening to?
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:43:09 AM »
That might be the standard for how legendary your video game is and will always be: how many people instantly recognize the music from it. Super Mario from the original Nintendo, Tetris from Gameboy, and Doom from PC, probably the 3 most instantly recognizable tunes. I spent countless evenings after school or work as a young teen playing the Doom1 shareware version over and over. Those songs are burned into my brain forever now.

Strange coincidence, I've actually been noodling around playing that "Hiding the secrets" song within the last couple of days. The way I've been playing it uses open strings rather than straight ahead power chords.

/dev/random / Re: The Official 2018-2019 Season Football Thread
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:18:01 AM »
Texas fans are uppity little cunts, huh?

Speaking of the mostly Longhorn crowd chanting "O-VER-RAY-TID".

The first time they've won ANY important game since before the BCS title game they LOST to Alabama back in 08 I think. Way to win like winners. They've been SHIT for 10 years, and suddenly when they have a half capable QB, they act like they're hot shit? FUCK YOU VERY MUCH.

Was glad to see Georgia respond to the crowd by getting mad and turning up the heat right at the end to make it a one score game though. Honestly, many of them didn't give a fuck about winning or losing the Sugar Bowl. The one and only goal the whole year was to get back to a playoff and title game, and that dried up and blew away with the loss to Alabama at the SEC championship. A few retarded mistakes by a retarded punter and fumble by a RB one-arming it in traffic while doing a spin move just for the hell of it... was really what gave Texas all the momentum in the first half. In my opinion, and probably in most other non-Longhorns fans opinions, Texas won because they got a Georgia that didn't really care to fight too hard for a consolation prize.

/dev/random / Re: why is better to live in Europe
« on: January 02, 2019, 01:01:31 AM »
Get mad, stupid. Dunno you. Don't want to.

/dev/random / Re: Christmas & New Years 2018 thread
« on: December 30, 2018, 08:33:46 PM »
Not a very good Christmas this year. One of my parrots died suddenly yesterday. When I fed them Friday, I noticed him standing in the bottom of the cage with his head on the floor. I ran over and he stood up and started making odd chirpy noises that I'd never heard him make before. I picked him up and sat him on the concrete perch in his cage and he sat there while I scratched his head. I then dumped some sunflower seed in his bowl and he climbed over and started eating it while still making odd repeating chirpy sounds. I didn't think anything major was wrong. Last night I walked in to feed them again and he was laying in the bottom of the cage dead.

I've lost pets before, but I've never been this devastated by it. I've had him since he was basically a baby. He was only a little over 20 years old, and African Greys typically live 80 to 100 years. I fully expected him to outlive ME. Even dogs can have personalities almost like people, but with a highly intelligent bird that talks to you and ACTUALLY expresses himself with a whole range of recognizable emotions like a person would, it's definitely worse than losing your favorite dog. I guess what hurts the most is that those little chirps was him calling out for help, and I just ignored him and went on with my day.

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