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Reply #300 - Aug 5th, 2023 at 1:38pm
 
Yoko Ono didnt belong in the 60s. She was way ahead of her time. That's the kind of craziness you would expect to see in our current year.
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Reply #301 - Aug 5th, 2023 at 3:19pm
 
Morphy wrote on Aug 5th, 2023 at 1:38pm:
Yoko Ono didnt belong in the 60s. She was way ahead of her time. That's the kind of craziiness you would expect to see in our current year.


Imagine if Tiny Tim was just getting his start now. 
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Reply #302 - Aug 10th, 2023 at 3:47pm
 
    I found this... Yoko actually singing and not bellowing like a Billy Goat on LSD.  She has an adequate but not great singing voice. Until I saw this I didn't think she knew what a tune was. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaizNVbic_k
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Reply #303 - Aug 14th, 2023 at 8:15pm
 
When you click on a YouTube (or whatever) video that is "documentary" in nature, but the speaker/narrator is mispronouncing the name of the person, place, etc.  My first thought is always, if you can't even pronounce the name of the thing, why should I trust anything you're telling me about it?

Now there is the caveat that words can be pronounced differently depending where you're located.  Or sometime the person may have looked for the pronunciation of a word and just found incorrect information.  But I still usually end up clicking off the video.  The most recent one that triggered this thought was a video on Myth Busters.  The speaker mispronounced Jamie's last name.  Clicked to another video immediately.
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Reply #304 - Aug 14th, 2023 at 10:12pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Aug 14th, 2023 at 8:15pm:
When you click on a YouTube (or whatever) video that is "documentary" in nature, but the speaker/narrator is mispronouncing the name of the person, place, etc.  My first thought is always, if you can't even pronounce the name of the thing, why should I trust anything you're telling me about it?


Yep. Definitely agree.

I've grown up with the Finnish and Yooper pronunciation of sauna (s-ow-na), so the other pronunciation (saw-na) has always annoyed me a bit. But I guess how you pronounce sauna would depend on where you live.

And then there's pronunciation in JRR Tolkien's books. The most common mispronounciations seem to be for the names Smaug or Sauron. The Silmarillion or Return of the King appendices have a pronunciation guide if I'm not mistaken.

That also reminds me of a college graduation I one saw. I forget where it was, but the person reading names was mispronouncing a lot of them, even common and easy names.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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Reply #305 - Sep 10th, 2023 at 7:02am
 
Cable companies like Comcast who offer fantastic deals to new customers but give absolutely nothing to those who have been with them for forty years.
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Reply #306 - Sep 10th, 2023 at 11:50pm
 
Absolutely agree.  And it's doubled down when you're in an area where Comcast is the only option.  So there's no direct competition to switch to.
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Reply #307 - Sep 11th, 2023 at 7:20am
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 10th, 2023 at 11:50pm:
Absolutely agree.  And it's doubled down when you're in an area where Comcast is the only option.  So there's no direct competition to switch to.


A few years ago I was paying $248.00 a month for just Cable TV and a DVR with no pay channels.  I can remember paying ten bucks a month for Cable TV.  I knew nothing about streaming but ex-roomie Mike did.  He set me up with a FireStick.  I dumped Cable TV but kept Comcast internet because there is no other option here.  Also for thirty bucks I bought a digital antenna mostly so I could get my Eagles games for free. 
   So right now I have the antenna and the FireStick with Prime, Discovery + and Paramount.  Since I still get Comcast internet I get their X-box for free which opens up another world.  And since I have a Roku Smart TV I also get Roku TV. 
    I have ten times what I could possibly watch for less than half of what I was paying before.  To heck with Cable TV.

Edit:  Paramount+ now includes Shotime so I get that too.
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Reply #308 - Sep 12th, 2023 at 12:00am
 
I went through a similar thing.  When I first bought my house, I got signed up for Comcast with the awesome entry deal.  Free HBO for 2 years and everything.  After two years the bill went up $20.  I called and asked them if that's where it would stay.  They told me that after another year it would go up another $20.  I kept the Internet because I don't have any other options, but cancelled all the TV services.  I have a digital antenna to get the local stations.  But I'm not signed up for any streaming TV/movie services.  YouTube is basically my television.
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Reply #309 - Sep 12th, 2023 at 4:33pm
 
YouTube has lots of great content.  I use it for all of my music plus it has great documentaries.  And of course much more.  I stubbornly refused to upgrade to YouTube Premium because I had been getting it free since the beginning.  I tried Premium on a free special and have never looked back.  In that it's something I use constantly it's well worth the money.
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Reply #310 - Sep 20th, 2023 at 7:49am
 
Why would anyone in their right mind want to do that to perfectly good Irish Whiskey? 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA8CrWOMN1U
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Reply #311 - Sep 20th, 2023 at 9:16pm
 
That's pretty much the thing now.  Fruit and other flavors in beer, spirits, seltzers, etc.  For better or for worse, that's what people are buying.
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Reply #312 - Sep 21st, 2023 at 4:48pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on Sep 20th, 2023 at 9:16pm:
That's pretty much the thing now.  Fruit and other flavors in beer, spirits, seltzers, etc.  For better or for worse, that's what people are buying.


The only thing I might want in my whiskey is a little ice.
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Reply #313 - Sep 21st, 2023 at 4:50pm
 
   Boxed macaroni and cheese with powdered cheese.  The only good thing I can say about it is that it's cheap.  It always tastes literally like cardboard whatever the brand.
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Reply #314 - Sep 21st, 2023 at 7:32pm
 
Real macaroni and cheese with real cheese is always the best, but I still prefer the powdered cheese to the velveeta-like cheese.
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Once, Toivo and Eino were building a house, but as Toivo worked, he would occasionally throw a nail over his shoulder. When Eino asked why he was being so wasteful, he said, “The heads are on the wrong side!” Eino looked at him and said, “You dummy, those are for the other side of the house!”
 
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