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This is too cool of The King Of Cool. :)

 

 

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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas is freaking awesome. Well written, well directed, well acted. Classic.

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Sometimes in life a choice has to be made, that choice is entirely down to the individual concerned, it has nothing to do with anyone else. It seems the right of the individual to make that choice has been removed in some cases. Sad times.

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One thing is for certain. While I absolutely love Monty Python, that show will never resonate with my generation (aka The Millennials), who seem to be overtly concerned with political correctness. Their bleedin' loss! :lol: 

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On 5/16/2019 at 11:49 PM, redrum said:

This is too cool of The King Of Cool. :)

 

 

That is too cool, I have a friend who would love this

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On 5/18/2019 at 11:13 AM, badgeholder said:

That is too cool, I have a friend who would love this

I'd love to have it too. :)

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McQueen making a u turn on Army St. I lived about 6 blocks from there.

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For people with more money than they know what to do with:  

 

Fender unveils 3 jaw-dropping Game of Thrones Custom Shop guitars

By Michael Astley-Brown (Total Guitar, Guitarist) April 16, 2019Guitars 

Meet the House Stark Telecaster, House Lannister Jaguar and House Targaryen Stratocaster

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As the world fawns over the return of Game of Thrones, Fender has embarked upon a game of tones, embodying three of the series’ most popular/feared houses with their very own signature electric guitars.

The House Stark Telecaster, House Lannister Jaguar and House Targaryen Stratocaster will be built to order by the Fender Custom Shop, and promise meticulously considered details to capture the essence of the show’s Westeros setting.

Fender Custom Shop’s Principal Master Builder Ron Thorn is behind the guitars’ construction, which employs each house’s family sigil, costume designs, armour and weaponry as part of their design.

You can watch show creator Dan Weiss, composer Ramin Djawadi and legendary guitarists Nuno Bettencourt, Scott Ian and Tom Morello play the guitars above.

Here’s the skinny from Fender, including some eye-watering prices:

Game of Thrones House Stark, Telecaster - $25,000

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PRESS RELEASE: The House Stark Telecaster guitar features a lightweight swamp ash body, weathered with inlaid sterling silver purfling that reflects the broodiness of Winterfell’s landscape.

The guitar features a maple neck with ebony fingerboard, hand-cut and engraved sterling silver Dire Wolf sigil inlay on the first fret in addition to an embossed nickel silver version on the pickguard.

The Tele also features hand-engraved knobs, an etched neck plate and is finished with thin lacquer over custom paints, including “Raven Black” and “Gray Wolf.”

Guitar case features a faux wolf fur lining and a black suede exterior as an homage to the direwolf sigil of the Stark House.

Game of Thrones House Lannister, Jaguar - $30,000

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PRESS RELEASE: The House Lannister Jaguar guitar stuns with a lightweight alder body that features 24k Gold leaf with heraldry design on both the front and back, paying homage to the opulent Red Keep in King’s Landing.

 
 

The guitar has a maple neck with ebony fingerboard, hand-cut and engraved brass Lion sigil inlay on the first fret, a 24k leaf heraldry design carved headstock face, gold hardware and a gold-plated pickguard that is engraved with the Lannister’s sigil.

The Jaguar also includes an etched neck plate, hand-engraved knobs and is finished with a thin lacquer over custom paints including “Burnt Crimson” and “Lannister Gold.”

Guitar case features gold accents including a crushed gold velvet interior and all gold hardware.

Game of Thrones House Targaryen, Stratocaster - $35,000

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PRESS RELEASE: For the House Targaryen Stratocaster guitar, Thorn drew significant inspiration from the family’s sigil, a three-headed dragon, as this Strat features carved dragon scales across the front and back of the guitar.

 

The lightweight alder body is adorned with black hardware, a maple neck with ebony fretboard, hand-cut and engraved sterling silver three-headed dragon sigil inlay on the first fret, as well as a hand-tooled and stained leather pickguard that also features the Targaryen sigil.

The Strat also boasts an etched neck plate and is finished with thin lacquer over custom “Dragonglass Black” paint.

Guitar case boasts an all-black reptile design on its exterior with red stitching accents both inside and out.

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A staggering 300 hours went into the project, with 100 hours spent on each instrument - but both Fender and the Game of Thrones team reckon the effort has been worth it.

“This has been a two-year journey - much of it spent in the concept phase, nailing down a cool and authentic way to bring the two properties together,” said Justin Norvell, EVP Fender Products.

 

Ron Thorn at Fender has built three beautiful, GoT-inspired works of art, and you can out-shred your enemies with all of them

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“We worked directly and extensively with Game of Thrones’ creator and avid guitar player D.B. Weiss to ensure that our vision, design and materials reflected the identity of each house. And there’s no better place than the Fender Custom Shop to tackle this task with experts in not only guitar-building, but specialized skills, such as carving and engraving, that really set these instruments apart.

“As existing fans of the series, we couldn’t be happier with the final results and this partnership overall.”

“Ron Thorn at Fender has built three beautiful, GoT-inspired works of art, and you can out-shred your enemies with all of them,” said D.B. Weiss, who along with David Benioff, serves as creator and showrunner on Game Of Thrones.

“The craftsmanship and attention to detail reminds me a lot of what we saw in our costume and armory shops, and on our sets. I hope these make a few other people 1/1000th as happy as they make me.”

See Fender for more info.

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On 5/16/2019 at 11:49 PM, redrum said:

This is too cool of The King Of Cool. :)

 

 

Totally bitchen'!

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9 hours ago, Strider said:

Totally bitchen'!

:) Awesome gee-tars too.

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On 4/17/2019 at 8:24 PM, PeaceFrogYum said:

Except most art cannot blow your head off. Sweet gun though, kinda like the one a six year old kid used to accidentally blow his 4 year old sisters head off with last week. I guess art is subjective.

Far more children are killed in cars than by guns.... maybe we should ban cars?   It would be easy too; you don't have a constitutionally protected right to own a car (speaking of the USA of course). 

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On 5/24/2019 at 4:33 PM, kipper said:

Far more children are killed in cars than by guns.... maybe we should ban cars?

This is why conservatives are going to lose the battle. Their sense of logic and debate skills never rise above 8th grade level. I'm pro-second amendment, but every time someone on the right tries to argue I lose some hope.

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A TV News channel today came up with an interesting abbreviation for Boris Johnson's name BoJo. 

Being The Doors fan that I am, my brain soon switched to a rather interesting variant of the line Mr. Mojo Risin':

Mr. BoJo Risin'

I couldn't help but make this silly pun, given that BoJo is one of the contenders for the post of Britain's Next PM! :P 

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12 hours ago, gibsonfan159 said:

This is why conservatives are going to lose the battle. Their sense of logic and debate skills never rise above 8th grade level.

Yeah, gotta love those logic and debate skills coming from the other side.

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8 hours ago, cryingbluerain said:

Yeah, gotta love those logic and debate skills coming from the other side.

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Couldn't have possibly made my point any clearer.

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Posted (edited)

This is the problem at the moment. The left to the right - looks like ^that.

The right to the left look like what gibsonfan159 proposes.

^these are the loudest - but NOT majority groups within each "camp". The fact their even are distinctive camps at all is so stupid. Can one not have views on a range of topics that are left in some quarters and right in others? - or God forbid - fairly central/flexible somewhat/non-extreme? You know - like drawing conclusions or having positions on things because you think the position is fair (including some flexibility realising there are millions of others with different views) regardless of where on the bullshit "left--right" specturm it fits???

People who really rally around a single "side" and try to find a position on everything that aligns with that "side" are either too hardcore to have any meaningful dialogue with or are simply untrustworthy/dishonest.

I'm telling you - if this rubbish keeps up, kiss goodbye to a progressive functioning democracy. While this complete bullshit distracts us all - in comes surveillance and security laws that will fundamentally shift the liberty and freedoms we take for granted. In comes the disintegration of fact/data/honesty/truth in political and public discourse eroding any ability to deal with important emerging questions. If the democratic west stalls now - why wouldn't the rise of Authoritarian style government continue to ascend? Do you really think the west is immune from a slide away from democracy??? It's already underway. But we are too distracted to see or care. In 100 years is this period of time going to be looked back upon as anything but a sad tragedy for what the current political reality (worldwide) is??? It is great in a democratic sense that we challenge the status-quo/system - but to what end? It seems to be a fight that has no goal or logical conclusion other than to self implode the Western democratic system that has until recently served us well.

But what comes next?

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25 minutes ago, rm2551 said:

This is the problem at the moment. The left to the right - looks like ^that.

The right to the left look like what gibsonfan159 proposes.

^these are the loudest - but NOT majority groups within each "camp". The fact their even are distinctive camps at all is so stupid. Can one not have views on a range of topics that are left in some quarters and right in others? - or God forbid - fairly central/flexible somewhat/non-extreme? You know - like drawing conclusions or having positions on things because you think the position is fair (including some flexibility realising there are millions of others with different views) regardless of where on the bullshit "left--right" specturm it fits???

People who really rally around a single "side" and try to find a position on everything that aligns with that "side" are either too hardcore to have any meaningful dialogue with or are simply untrustworthy/dishonest.

I'm telling you - if this rubbish keeps up, kiss goodbye to a progressive functioning democracy. While this complete bullshit distracts us all - in comes surveillance and security laws that will fundamentally shift the liberty and freedoms we take for granted. In comes the disintegration of fact/data/honesty/truth in political and public discourse eroding any ability to deal with important emerging questions. If the democratic west stalls now - why wouldn't the rise of Authoritarian style government continue to ascend? Do you really think the west is immune from a slide away from democracy??? It's already underway. But we are too distracted to see or care. In 100 years is this period of time going to be looked back upon as anything but a sad tragedy for what the current political reality (worldwide) is??? It is great in a democratic sense that we challenge the status-quo/system - but to what end? It seems to be a fight that has no goal or logical conclusion other than to self implode the Western democratic system that has until recently served us well.

But what comes next?

Yep!  The extremists on both sides somehow are allowed to frame the debate and rational, logical, fact-based debate becomes totally impossible.  Who ever screams the loudest, acts the most absurd, gets to be covered by the media.  And now we have a "media source" for everyone's personal point of view, that way they never even have to consider any other ideas.  Ever heard of the Dunning Kruger Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning–Kruger_effect or Confirmation Bias https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias ? That's what's going on here...

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Holman, come down!

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On 5/24/2019 at 4:33 PM, kipper said:

Far more children are killed in cars than by guns.... maybe we should ban cars?   It would be easy too; you don't have a constitutionally protected right to own a car (speaking of the USA of course). 

Champion Kipper of 2018 NFL Pool, constitutionally we as citizens of this Republic, do not have the right to kill by any means, save self defense. The Amendment starts with 3 words, does it not? ("A well regulated"). What does that mean? In my time, could a horse and carriage be used as a defense? Cars were not included in the Constitutional Amendment. It is controversial. We are by the Declaration of Independence, allowed the right for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. No disrespect, but I see both sides. However, a rifle is for defense. How can you base owning a car (as defense) above a gun? From my own discernment, I would say that a gun would only be viable for defense. However, can a car be used as defense as well? I see a difference. I do not see banning a gun as an offense, considering that it is used for a well regulated people.

But how do you regulate people in accordance to a defense? And is a car viable in your reply to me? I think it is a valid question, and no disrespect meant.

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On 5/25/2019 at 2:25 PM, redrum said:

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Holy crap....Led Zeppelin, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath....AND JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR???  That could well be one of the greatest time periods in the history of entertainment!

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19 hours ago, E A Poe said:

("A well regulated"). What does that mean?

Let me educate you. The first part of the Second Amendment secures the right of the people to a well-regulated militia. The second secures the right of the people to keep and bear arms. These two do not work in unison; they are separate ideas. The first acknowledges the states' power to maintain militias, the second a citizen's right to self-defense (to keep and bear arms) wholly independent of the militias. 

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2 hours ago, SteveAJones said:

Let me educate you. The first part of the Second Amendment secures the right of the people to a well-regulated militia. The second secures the right of the people to keep and bear arms. These two do not work in unison; they are separate ideas. The first acknowledges the states' rights to maintain militias, the second a citizen's right to self-defense (to keep and bear arms) wholly independent of the militias. 

+1

 

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, hummingbird69 said:

+1

Thanks. I realize there is an opposing viewpoint -- that the right does not exist outside of a well-regulated militia -- but the Supreme Court of the United States has already decided what I expressed above is correct insofar as  it is what the Founding Fathers meant and intended. 

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