DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM   

Go Back   DRUMMERWORLD OFFICIAL DISCUSSION FORUM > Off Topic Lounge

Off Topic Lounge All Discussions Not Related To Drumming

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #601  
Old 12-04-2012, 02:51 AM
con struct's Avatar
con struct con struct is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lumpen post-industrial district
Posts: 2,131
Default Re: Random Thoughts

He was seriously sick, but totally in control. The sonofabitch knew how to put a band together, and how to get that band to play as if it was Miles himself sitting across the table talking to you about the way life is.
__________________
Call me J
Reply With Quote
  #602  
Old 12-05-2012, 02:55 AM
GRUNTERSDAD's Avatar
GRUNTERSDAD GRUNTERSDAD is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: God's Waiting Room
Posts: 15,256
Default Re: Random Thoughts

So I was listed as a plaintiff in two Class Action law suits. One from Classmates.com and one from SAMS Club. My share of the pie combined, $6.06. I gave the entire amount to the Salvation Army bell ringer. Wow
__________________
Thank you for sharing my day.
Reply With Quote
  #603  
Old 12-07-2012, 04:29 AM
con struct's Avatar
con struct con struct is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lumpen post-industrial district
Posts: 2,131
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Mrs. con struct and I saw the new Batman movie last night, "The Dark Knight Rises." The damn thing didn't make a lick of sense.
__________________
Call me J
Reply With Quote
  #604  
Old 12-07-2012, 04:35 AM
HipshotPercussion's Avatar
HipshotPercussion HipshotPercussion is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 454
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by con struct View Post
Mrs. con struct and I saw the new Batman movie last night, "The Dark Knight Rises." The damn thing didn't make a lick of sense.
So glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks this!
__________________
Hipshot Percussion
DW Collectors
"You can't have too big a dream - or too many drums."
Reply With Quote
  #605  
Old 12-07-2012, 05:04 AM
MaryO's Avatar
MaryO MaryO is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,943
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD View Post
So I was listed as a plaintiff in two Class Action law suits. One from Classmates.com and one from SAMS Club. My share of the pie combined, $6.06. I gave the entire amount to the Salvation Army bell ringer. Wow
For the most part, the only ones that make out in class action suits are the lawyers.
__________________
I am deluded enough to think I can bring something to the table - Huey Lewis.
Reply With Quote
  #606  
Old 12-07-2012, 05:44 AM
HipshotPercussion's Avatar
HipshotPercussion HipshotPercussion is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 454
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
For the most part, the only ones that make out in class action suits are the lawyers.
Truest statement I've ever read on this forum. I'd go into detail about my personal experience in this matter, but one of the conditions of the settlement, which took over a decade to happen, was keeping quiet about the numbers. Besides which, it makes me crazy just to think about it.
__________________
Hipshot Percussion
DW Collectors
"You can't have too big a dream - or too many drums."
Reply With Quote
  #607  
Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM
inneedofgrace's Avatar
inneedofgrace inneedofgrace is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey - Exit 5
Posts: 1,579
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
For the most part, the only ones that make out in class action suits are the lawyers.
this is true of most suits, period
__________________
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse
Reply With Quote
  #608  
Old 12-07-2012, 07:15 PM
HipshotPercussion's Avatar
HipshotPercussion HipshotPercussion is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 454
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by inneedofgrace View Post
this is true of most suits, period
Oh, I dunno about that. I've got a couple of ex-wives who scored pretty big.
__________________
Hipshot Percussion
DW Collectors
"You can't have too big a dream - or too many drums."
Reply With Quote
  #609  
Old 12-08-2012, 12:19 AM
inneedofgrace's Avatar
inneedofgrace inneedofgrace is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey - Exit 5
Posts: 1,579
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by HipshotPercussion View Post
Oh, I dunno about that. I've got a couple of ex-wives who scored pretty big.
And you can still afford drums?

Is that why you went to from a double bass setup to single bass? Did one of the ex-wives get half the kit? LOL
__________________
"Through many dangers, toils and snares..." - Amazing Grace, third verse
Reply With Quote
  #610  
Old 12-08-2012, 12:31 AM
HipshotPercussion's Avatar
HipshotPercussion HipshotPercussion is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 454
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by inneedofgrace View Post
And you can still afford drums?

Is that why you went to from a double bass setup to single bass? Did one of the ex-wives get half the kit? LOL
Thanks to luck and a good lawyer, I've been able to keep my drums and my comic book collection over the years. My houses, on the other hand...
__________________
Hipshot Percussion
DW Collectors
"You can't have too big a dream - or too many drums."
Reply With Quote
  #611  
Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 AM
aydee aydee is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,307
Default Re: Random Thoughts

...

...Seems that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as our own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.....

...
Reply With Quote
  #612  
Old 12-08-2012, 10:16 AM
keep it simple's Avatar
keep it simple keep it simple is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Herefordshire, UK.
Posts: 15,899
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by aydee View Post
...

...Seems that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as our own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.....

...
Profound & insightful. Have you been placing your life in context Abe?
__________________
This message is brought to you courtesy of Thinly Veiled Productions inc.
Reply With Quote
  #613  
Old 12-08-2012, 02:28 PM
aydee aydee is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,307
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by keep it simple View Post
Profound & insightful. Have you been placing your life in context Abe?
Looking for context, Andy. And fInding none : )


...
Reply With Quote
  #614  
Old 12-08-2012, 02:42 PM
keep it simple's Avatar
keep it simple keep it simple is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Herefordshire, UK.
Posts: 15,899
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by aydee View Post
Looking for context, Andy. And fInding none : )


...
As with all self examination Abe, a long hot bath helps ;) ;) ;)
__________________
This message is brought to you courtesy of Thinly Veiled Productions inc.
Reply With Quote
  #615  
Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 PM
drstrangefunk's Avatar
drstrangefunk drstrangefunk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Carolina del Norte
Posts: 435
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Windows 8 is a pain in the butt.
__________________
The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language Are: We Might Could.
Reply With Quote
  #616  
Old 12-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Odd-Arne Oseberg's Avatar
Odd-Arne Oseberg Odd-Arne Oseberg is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Posts: 724
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Sosiopathic music school headmasters should get the death penalty.
__________________
Bring back the Zildjian Colaiuta stick!
Reply With Quote
  #617  
Old 12-11-2012, 12:59 AM
con struct's Avatar
con struct con struct is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lumpen post-industrial district
Posts: 2,131
Default Re: Random Thoughts

I go in for sinus surgery tomorrow, so I can't eat or drink anything after midnight. Five hours to go. You have no idea how tempting that is.
__________________
Call me J
Reply With Quote
  #618  
Old 12-11-2012, 01:21 AM
GRUNTERSDAD's Avatar
GRUNTERSDAD GRUNTERSDAD is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: God's Waiting Room
Posts: 15,256
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Best wishes. Fast food on the way home. Oh Boy
__________________
Thank you for sharing my day.
Reply With Quote
  #619  
Old 12-11-2012, 11:48 PM
Mad About Drums's Avatar
Mad About Drums Mad About Drums is offline
Pollyanna's Agent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 5,464
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Pollyanna/Anon La Ply/Grea hasn't posted anything these last few days, I hope she's alright...

... does anyone know why she's not posting lately?
__________________
Keep On Drumming
Reply With Quote
  #620  
Old 12-12-2012, 12:04 AM
GRUNTERSDAD's Avatar
GRUNTERSDAD GRUNTERSDAD is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: God's Waiting Room
Posts: 15,256
Default Re: Random Thoughts

I had wondered the same thing Henri
__________________
Thank you for sharing my day.
Reply With Quote
  #621  
Old 12-12-2012, 04:01 AM
Skyking's Avatar
Skyking Skyking is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Carmel, Indiana
Posts: 134
Default Re: Random Thoughts

I'm sitting here sipping 12 year old Chivas Regal Scotch and wondering why I love Scotch and cymbals so much. Hope you all know how much I treasure all of you and this forum too. Is it too early to wish everyone Happy Holidays? To heck with it ...HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Please no hate. LOL!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #622  
Old 12-12-2012, 04:58 AM
Otto Otto is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,119
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
For the most part, the only ones that make out in class action suits are the lawyers.
Wouldn't the judge hold them in contempt...or at least suggest they get a room?

Lawyers get all the breaks.


<<ducks the debris thrown amidst the hisses and jeers>>
Reply With Quote
  #623  
Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,617
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by con struct View Post
I go in for sinus surgery tomorrow, so I can't eat or drink anything after midnight. Five hours to go. You have no idea how tempting that is.
So everything alright after your surgery?
Reply With Quote
  #624  
Old 12-12-2012, 11:23 AM
OrangeAgent27's Avatar
OrangeAgent27 OrangeAgent27 is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Marylandistan
Posts: 514
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Fairfax county Fire Marshall's are the most unprofesional, lazy, divisive individuals I've had the displeasure of meeting in a long time.
__________________
OA27
Reply With Quote
  #625  
Old 12-12-2012, 12:26 PM
mikeyhanson's Avatar
mikeyhanson mikeyhanson is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Europe
Posts: 735
Default Re: Random Thoughts

LOL Skyking.....that made my morning!
Reply With Quote
  #626  
Old 12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
keep it simple's Avatar
keep it simple keep it simple is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Herefordshire, UK.
Posts: 15,899
Default Re: Random Thoughts

I've just spent too much money on lugs - again :(
__________________
This message is brought to you courtesy of Thinly Veiled Productions inc.
Reply With Quote
  #627  
Old 12-12-2012, 09:49 PM
MaryO's Avatar
MaryO MaryO is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,943
Default Re: Random Thoughts

So did we ever find Anon?
__________________
I am deluded enough to think I can bring something to the table - Huey Lewis.
Reply With Quote
  #628  
Old 12-12-2012, 09:51 PM
drstrangefunk's Avatar
drstrangefunk drstrangefunk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Carolina del Norte
Posts: 435
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
So did we ever find Anon?
if MAD don't know, don't NOBODY know.
__________________
The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language Are: We Might Could.
Reply With Quote
  #629  
Old 12-12-2012, 10:02 PM
Mad About Drums's Avatar
Mad About Drums Mad About Drums is offline
Pollyanna's Agent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 5,464
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryO View Post
So did we ever find Anon?
Quote:
Originally Posted by drstrangefunk View Post
if MAD don't know, don't NOBODY know.
No, I didn't find Anon... I'm still searching, and getting worried at the same time :(

If anyone knows something... please let us know.
__________________
Keep On Drumming
Reply With Quote
  #630  
Old 12-13-2012, 08:36 PM
Mad About Drums's Avatar
Mad About Drums Mad About Drums is offline
Pollyanna's Agent
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Shropshire, UK
Posts: 5,464
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Pollyanna/Anon La Ply/Grea is fine and well according to my very reliable source....

She is at Lord Howe Island, which if you're Australian, you know as a fabulously exotic creme-de-la-creme of resorts, no more no less, and fully deserved IMO...





Grea will be back soon :)



*Phew, she did got me worried*
__________________
Keep On Drumming
Reply With Quote
  #631  
Old 12-13-2012, 08:49 PM
BacteriumFendYoke's Avatar
BacteriumFendYoke BacteriumFendYoke is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,363
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Good! I was worrying earlier but I figured you had it in hand.

I wish I could be on an island resort in the middle of the summer. Curses!
__________________
Bring Me Coffee or Tea
Reply With Quote
  #632  
Old 12-13-2012, 08:50 PM
BacteriumFendYoke's Avatar
BacteriumFendYoke BacteriumFendYoke is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Posts: 4,363
Default Re: Random Thoughts

The remake of Half Life, 'Black Mesa' is rock-solid hard compared to the original. Phew.
__________________
Bring Me Coffee or Tea
Reply With Quote
  #633  
Old 12-13-2012, 08:50 PM
drstrangefunk's Avatar
drstrangefunk drstrangefunk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Carolina del Norte
Posts: 435
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Pollyanna/Anon La Ply/Grea is fine and well according to my very reliable source....

She is at Lord Howe Island, which if you're Australian, you know as a fabulously exotic creme-de-la-creme of resorts, no more no less, and fully deserved IMO...





Grea will be back soon :)



*Phew, she did got me worried*
good to know. thank for your report. she is one of the true lights and delights of the world, as you well know.

Happy Holidays All !!!!!
__________________
The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language Are: We Might Could.
Reply With Quote
  #634  
Old 12-13-2012, 09:25 PM
MaryO's Avatar
MaryO MaryO is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 1,943
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Pollyanna/Anon La Ply/Grea is fine and well according to my very reliable source....

She is at Lord Howe Island, which if you're Australian, you know as a fabulously exotic creme-de-la-creme of resorts, no more no less, and fully deserved IMO...





Grea will be back soon :)



*Phew, she did got me worried*
Good to hear! Next time tell her she must approve all absences through us first though :)
__________________
I am deluded enough to think I can bring something to the table - Huey Lewis.
Reply With Quote
  #635  
Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 PM
DrumEatDrum's Avatar
DrumEatDrum DrumEatDrum is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 7,664
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad About Drums View Post
Pollyanna/Anon La Ply/Grea is fine and well according to my very reliable source....

*Phew, she did got me worried*
Good to know.

This place might become dull without her wit and charm.
Reply With Quote
  #636  
Old 12-13-2012, 11:58 PM
larryz's Avatar
larryz larryz is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,936
Default Re: Random Thoughts

The Alan Parsons Project tune "Eye in the Sky" has been in my brain all day. I dismissed this song when it came out in the early 1980s but have since purchased the remastered album recently - it really is an excellent piece of music. A concept album of sorts with great production and songs. I love it. Great album cover too :) Of course all great musicians lead to the Beatles, and Parsons was engineer on the Abbey Road album..
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #637  
Old 12-14-2012, 12:15 AM
con struct's Avatar
con struct con struct is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lumpen post-industrial district
Posts: 2,131
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Swiss Matthias View Post
So everything alright after your surgery?
Pretty much, and thank you for asking, Swiss.

I was given Hyrdrocodone, which was nice of the doctor.

My nose has been packed with disgusting bloody clots of matter for the past two days, matter that has to be flushed out regularly. Gross!

I'll be my old spry self tomorrow or the next day, but I can't say that I feel better for having had the surgery. Maybe it's just too soon to tell.
__________________
Call me J
Reply With Quote
  #638  
Old 12-14-2012, 11:01 AM
Swiss Matthias's Avatar
Swiss Matthias Swiss Matthias is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 2,617
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Sounds gross indeed! Glad you're fine other than that.
Reply With Quote
  #639  
Old 12-14-2012, 11:50 AM
nhzoso
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Random Thoughts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyking View Post
I'm sitting here sipping 12 year old Chivas Regal Scotch and wondering why I love Scotch and cymbals so much. Hope you all know how much I treasure all of you and this forum too. Is it too early to wish everyone Happy Holidays? To heck with it ...HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Please no hate. LOL!!!!
Feeling the warmth of the Scotch are we? LOL.. I too have been really appreciating good scotch lately. I had some 18 yr old Laphraog I think it was called and mmmmmm it was fantastic.
Reply With Quote
  #640  
Old 12-14-2012, 12:00 PM
aydee aydee is offline
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,307
Default Re: Random Thoughts

...

hey, get well soon, jay.. freedom from blocked sinuses is worth it.

...
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off




All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Bernhard Castiglioni's DRUMMERWORLD.com