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  1. 2017 NFL Thread

    Brain fart.....or maybe an omen of the NFL's next goofy move ? As far as announcers, tired of Al Michaels too. He should have retired 5 years ago. Ramblin' Randy Moss should be given a drug test, or maybe some Ritalin. No long car rides with that guy !
  2. Random Thoughts v.3

    With all the concerns over de-regulation of everything these days, why isn't there more bitching about the monopoly known as 'cable tv' ? What a croc ! You control a wire coming into my house so that gives you control over my tv AND my computer connections for 30 years at price increases 300% the rate of inflation ? What a scam !
  3. 2017 NFL Thread

    I think Carson Palmer is about done. He can't throw an NFL out anymore. The Lions played a couple lousy offenses the last two weeks that made our defense shine. Real receivers and a mobile quarterback in the pocket will be a true test. 3 teams in L.A. when they previously couldn't handle one, and lots of empty seats. I only have one opinion on that....I like the Rams helmets with white horns better. I know most people disagree, but I like games in England. Makes me feel like a West coast fan when I watch a game at 9:30am. Who decided that Sean McDonough should be allowed to broadcast any NFL game, let alone MNF ?......has anyone seen his missing chin ? Seriously....I'd have the surgery. Tough to look at and he bores me to tears. And going the other way, I think Chris Spielman is a fine announcer for any football game....collegiate or pro. I find it hard to believe that New England will repeat with Kyle Van Noy playing a whole year starting at linebacker....but trading for Bademosi was a brilliant move on their part.
  4. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    San Fran Baltimore Denver Carolina Pittsburgh Atlanta Indy Minnesota New England Miami Philly Seattle Green Bay Grocery Baggers Kansas City Washington Dallas
  5. Colorado and Washington legalize Marijuana

    The same as their dogs.....with their nose. It's really not much different than alcohol. If you're stopped or involved in a traffic incident, and they smell or see weed visible in your car, you'll receive the proper scrutiny. Not much different than open alcohol in a vehicle, or if they smell it on your breath. Carrying marijuana in your vehicle isn't much different than alcohol either. An unopened package that is away from access to the driver is treated the same. As for edibles and other means of using cannabis, that's going to depend a lot on how you handle yourself. I had a discussion in a bar with some locals in Oregon. Their town had 4 dispensaries with a population of approx. 15,000 people. They had never heard of anyone in their town being busted for driving under the influence when evidence of weed wasn't present in the vehicle. As one cop stated in the local paper, "In some areas of town I've got 5 meth houses per square mile here....you think I'm worried about a tourist walking the beach with a joint ?" Here's something to ponder....according to recent studies, 33% of American adults are on some form of opiate on a daily basis. Has there been a road test developed to determine when or if their driving under the influence of those drugs ? How often do you hear that issue discussed by law enforcement ?....or by Jeff Sessions ? Driving under the influence of anything that impairs your ability to handle a motor vehicle is wrong, and you deserve to be treated accordingly by law enforcement if you're caught. I was guilty of taking a gram of Washington weed into Oregon with me on last year's trip. That's actually a federal offense. However since the packaging was removed, I don't know how anyone would have been able to determine that fact, especially considering it's perfectly legal to grow your own in both States. Couldn't see throwing it away simply because I crossed the Columbia river. Amazingly, it burned, was just as tasty, and I got the same buzz in both States. "If driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, why are all those parking spaces allowed at the bar ?"
  6. The Firm Thread

    This thread is for all things related to The Firm....because I checked back pretty far, and we don't really have one.....and they deserve it ! I just got done listening to some Firm shows. I was blown away by how tight this band was by 1986. Jimmy's playing is far better than most people give him credit for. Even the fretless Bass now sounds good ! The lame studio songs like "Cadillac" and "You've Lost That Lovin Feelin" seem to come alive on stage. While listening to some of their shows, I couldn't help but think that Rodgers and Page didn't get enough credit at the time for the chances that were taken with this band. The shadow of Zeppelin and even Bad Co. would loom large over anything either tried at this point of their careers, yet this band really didn't attempt to copy either. That in itself was no small accomplishment. With both having a vast back catalog to rely on, Rodgers and Page relied only on the present. The mid-80's were also not the best time for a new veteran hard rock band to get on the map. In fact, the aging dinosaur cracks from the press began before anyone even heard a tune. I remember finding "Mean Business" in the cut-out bin at the local music store for $1.99...about a year after it's release. I already owned it, but it pissed me off so bad that I bought another two copies on vinyl. So maybe you hate the fretless Bass sound....Jimmy's B Bender.....the lack of improv.....but I think The Firm as a whole is wearing quite well these days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhImk5QPA8s...feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS0Nu2NBRpM...feature=related
  7. Colorado and Washington legalize Marijuana

    Lol....No. That's what the moon rock (Kaviar) was packaged in. It's like an old 35 mm plastic film container with a flip-lid. Check out this place..... It was in the middle of nowhere ! I left that morning thinking I should stop and buy a gram somewhere so I could be supplied until I hit the border. I drove 200 miles that day thru many small towns and only saw one dispensary, and it wasn't opened yet. I was heading to Alamosa and was hoping they had one in town. Next thing I knew I could see the tell-tale ugly green sign from 1/4 mile away as I drove thru the desert. Still amazes me. I think the opium epidemic is helping the legal weed cause big-time. The one thing about opiate pain relievers is they ultimately cure nothing. If a cancer patient or veteran for example, can get relief from weed as opposed to an opiate, that's a good thing. Less side-effects, and they won't have to take another drug to help them poop ! (I still shake my head every time I see the commercials) Also, as opposed to my visit two years ago to Colorado, there are many more hotels/motels now that accept weed use. At two I was told without asking where the outside smoking area was for both cigarettes and weed. They're following the money.
  8. Colorado and Washington legalize Marijuana

    It's all good and it's all over-priced. However I always ask for the best. At the last dispensary I visited I got to stand inside because there was only one budtender on duty. I bought a gram for $16 bucks. The guy in front of me bought 10 grams of cheaper stuff at only $5 bucks a gram.....a blue-light special...lol. I have no idea how good it was, or how it compared to the primo I purchased. I'm sure if I lived there I'd be going his route, and save the primo for special occasions. I refer to it as '3 hit trick weed'. You smoke more and you'll make like a cat on a couch...not that there's anything wrong with that.
  9. Add one , trash one

    normal noises
  10. 2017 NFL Thread

    I went to last week's game against the Cardinals. One game doesn't make a season, but I was reluctantly impressed. We made 2nd half adjustments and came out and kicked their ass. Very unlion-like. I think some of the pundits have under-estimated our youth that stepped up at the end of last year. We actually have some young depth at various positions. However now that I praised them, you'd probably all be smart to take the Giants.
  11. 2017 Major League Baseball thread....

    Well the timing may have worked, but that wasn't intentional. The bases were loaded and the catcher was a replacement. Hicks the catcher didn't turn around, but I don't think he knew the umpire was hit. He went to the mound to get the signals straight with the pitcher. Of course I will acknowledge that could all be a cover story. Not really Ausmus' style though. Nice to see Justin Verlander justifying Houston's move. Can't ask for more than a couple wins including a 1 - 0 one hit performance. I mentioned many years ago here that his arm and smooth delivery would let him pitch to 40. He may be 34, but there's not many guys around that can still crank their 110th pitch at 99 mph. I'm sure Kate helps the cause. Go Houston !
  12. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    Cinci Baltimore Carolina Arizona Jacksonville Kansas City New England Pittsburgh Tampa Bay Oakland L.A. Chargers Dallas L.A. Rams Seattle Atlanta Detroit
  13. Post A Picture Of Yourself!

    Once a decade....
  14. Colorado and Washington legalize Marijuana

    Came back from yet another successful and enjoyable visit to Colorado....the land of the free ! This trip's pleasures consisted of some caramel waffle cookies.....some thelonius junk buds @ 27.5% thc..... purple dog bud @ 27%thc......and as suggested above by Symphony x, my first experience with 'moon rocks'. The version I purchased consisted of Snoop's blue Dream rolled in hash oil made from the same....@ 59.9% thc. Quite tasty, but a little difficult to use. Didn't feel comfortable tooling around in the truck with a smelly pipe, so I basically put some pieces in a joint and dabbed the rolling paper. Unlike hash, it's quite wet, so it wasn't that difficult to do. I'd also like to thank these guys from Oklahoma who helped make my solar eclipse experience in Nebraska quite rewarding.
  15. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    New England - L Buffalo Atlanta Cinci Pittsburgh Arizona Houston Tennessee Washington L.A. Rams Green Bay Carolina Dallas Minnesota Denver
  16. 2017 NFL "potted plant" Memorial Pool

    New England
  17. Rock stars--the only children in the family

    Rough crowd !
  18. Rock stars--the only children in the family

    I'm sorry to disappoint you, but the Internet does not seem to carry the necessary data to make any insights or inferences towards these artist's thoughts or behavior. As an example, I tried to coorelate any available Internet information with human behavior such as being gay, transsexual, suicidal, any overly-aggressive behavior, sexual deviance, gang affiliations, mommy or daddy issues, schizophrenia, depression, any physical maladies or traits, ethnic background, religious choice,....etc. I then attempted to cross-reference that data against any lyrics, musical trends, or life experiences associated with the 'lone child' artists in question. The results.....I got nothin'.
  19. 2017 NFL Thread

    ^^ How's the Bills' tight-end situation ? I only ask because that's what they just signed in Boldin. His ability to get 10 yards as a possession receiver is about all he has to offer these days. Nothing wrong with that, because he's still big enough to still clear a space for a 1st down, but his stretching the field days are over. I liked Watkins, but he seems to have struggled since his rookie year. I peek in occasionally, but I pretty much avoid watching pre-season games these days. A 4 - 0 preseason followed by an 0-16 goose-egg will do that to a fan. Boy Howdy !
  20. The Rest in Peace Thread

    Leon Russell played with Glenn Campbell in the "Wrecking Crew" when both were unknown session players. He swore that Glenn was the best guitar player he had ever worked with bar none. His guitar prowess always reminded me of Lindsey Buckingham. When you can pick, you can play anything.
  21. Tape of the first rehearsal?

    After reading this thread, I'm drooling at the thought of a clean stereo reel-to-reel version of "As Long As I Have You" from one of those first sessions. Would that be kick-ass or what ?
  22. Lewd Tunes

    "And who the hell can he be when he's never had V.D. and he doesn't even sit on toilet seats". I used to walk thru the house singing that line just to rile up Mom & Dad when I was 14. It worked.
  23. 2017 Major League Baseball thread....

    Damn Rick....you guys look worse than us....and that ain't easy. I think Houston missed the boat on Verlander. They could use a veteran presence that's been there, and he can still be dominant. He just beat them and threw 98 mph doing it. Curious how much cash the Tigers were willing to put up to complete a deal. He's cleared waivers, so something could still happen there before September. He's a 5/10 guy, but he knows the writing's on the wall here.
  24. St. Elmo's Steakhouse is worth a visit, even if you're just passing through. Great shrimp cocktail. If you think Indy is bad, drive 25-50 miles in any direction. That's where your problems might start. Wasn't there a radio station in some god-forsaken place in Texas that played "Stairway" 24 hours a day for like two months ?
  25. "Saint of Me" always sounded to me like a guitar track was missing. In the spirit of "Ruby Tuesday" and other Stones ballads, I thought this one was a winner from their later catalog. Great lyrics and mix.