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Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By ChasFink
True, and maybe technically enforceable. But the...

True, and maybe technically enforceable. But the business model that emerged from the early days simply had the studios/distributors making their profits by charging high prices for new movies,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,160
Posted By ChasFink
No I was just thinking how Donald Trump the man, not...

I was just thinking how Donald Trump the man, not the President, would act in those circumstances. (You know, in that fantasy world where he didn't win.) I doubt he would show signs of deference to...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 July 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 261,736
Posted By ChasFink
TV Perhaps someone over at Good2Go reads this forum....

Perhaps someone over at Good2Go reads this forum. They now have a new crop of commercials that show people with insurance suffering a financial squeeze because of all the money they spend on it. One,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,160
Posted By ChasFink
Yow! A thought just occurred to me. Can you imagine...

A thought just occurred to me. Can you imagine how Trump would act if he were there? :eek:
Forum: Business Bytes 16 July 2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By ChasFink
TV They could even have moved into the kiosk area -...

They could even have moved into the kiosk area - like Redbox, which still seems to be doing business. Then they could have slowly reduced stores while increasing the online and kiosk areas.

BTW,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 261,736
Posted By ChasFink
Chef I'm starting to get annoyed by the recent trend...

I'm starting to get annoyed by the recent trend in commercials that basically say "we really f***ed up recently, but you should still trust us." It's understandable in the case of Wells Fargo, and...
Forum: Social Studies 13 July 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By ChasFink
Bang Head Yeah, I'm pretty much in agreement with the last...

Yeah, I'm pretty much in agreement with the last few posts. I believe in giving a guy like Schnatter the benefit of the doubt - the same way I believe in "presumed innocent until proven guilty" - but...
Forum: Social Studies 12 July 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By ChasFink
No Not disagreeing with either of you here. What...

Not disagreeing with either of you here. What bugs me is that so much of the coverage and attention focused on his use of the word ("Papa John's founder used the n-word on a conference call", "Papa...
Forum: Social Studies 12 July 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By ChasFink
Chef It hasn't been explicitly stated in this thread...

It hasn't been explicitly stated in this thread yet, so I'll point out that Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board of Papa John's.

Okay, here's my take on it. Schnatter's use of the...
Forum: Fun House 11 July 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By ChasFink
Icon402 They might, if they're talking about smoking to...

They might, if they're talking about smoking to relieve the pain of endometriosis.


I always felt that way about "Mary Jane". It was on all the short lists of pot slang when I was a kid, but I...
Forum: Fun House 10 July 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By ChasFink
Icon81 Yeah. I'm thinking this is more like a...

Yeah. I'm thinking this is more like a comprehensive list of "buzz words" that include brands, strains, and some very localized slang terms.
Forum: Fun House 10 July 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 That's more or less what I remember. So if this...

That's more or less what I remember. So if this is indeed what was written in the very first pressings, it would seem that the band was known as "Chicago Transit Authority" (or "C.T.A.") before...
Forum: Fun House 09 July 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I could swear the liner notes on the original...

I could swear the liner notes on the original "Chicago Transit Authority" album said this was the name of the album and the performers on it did not have a band name. Then again, this might have been...
Forum: Fun House 09 July 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Icon106 Sometimes bands are overly cautious. In the 1960s...

Sometimes bands are overly cautious. In the 1960s an American band wanted to call themselves The Yellow Pages, but decided on The Yellow Payges, hoping the deliberate misspelling would deflect the...
Forum: Fun House 09 July 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Icon106 Unfortunately, even real bands can't check for...

Unfortunately, even real bands can't check for conflicts very easily. Just ask Yaz or Charlatans UK.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 06 July 2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 144,028
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 Meaning no disrespect to the good Mr. Jennings,...

Meaning no disrespect to the good Mr. Jennings, but a correct answer is dependent on an unambiguous question. If I ask what Jane Seymour, Richard Burton, Anne Hathaway, and Steve Martin have in...
Forum: Fun House 06 July 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Ponder Some friends were looking to change their band's...

Some friends were looking to change their band's name and briefly considered Echolalia. It was rejected as being too reminiscent of Echo & the Bunnymen.

I once got on a roll of coming up with band...
Forum: Fun House 06 July 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,673
Posted By ChasFink
Icon106 I might go with a more formal sound: The...

I might go with a more formal sound:

The Falling Bullets of Joy

Although that sounds a bit like it would be an early 1970s gospel choir.

I once mentioned to an online acquaintance that I...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 05 July 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 980
Views: 144,028
Posted By ChasFink
Icon05 I only knew one this time, so I didn't play, but...

I only knew one this time, so I didn't play, but I respectfully would like to mention an issue I have with these questions from time to time, especially in the #7 things-in-common questions.

Some...
Forum: SLC 03 July 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 51,667
Posted By ChasFink
Icon202 Followup: I thought the man might be...

Followup:

I thought the man might be homeless, since it is a hangout for homeless folk and he also had a cardboard box with a few possessions. The size and apparent good condition of the drum made...
Forum: SLC 02 July 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 51,667
Posted By ChasFink
Read This! A man standing next to a doumbek reading poetry...

A man standing next to a doumbek reading poetry to the pigeons under the elevated tracks at a train station
Forum: Rantidote 29 June 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 869
Views: 83,193
Posted By ChasFink
I'm not sure I understand this. If I buy a...

I'm not sure I understand this. If I buy a relatively complex thing like a dresser, isn't there an assumption that everything in it is part of the sale? What if the seller left a few paperclips in...
Forum: Amusement Bark 29 June 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By ChasFink
Reading If you want read a fair amount of his work, and...

If you want read a fair amount of his work, and want to have it all in one place, you can get the revised and expanded (50 year) edition of The Essential Ellison. Kind of expensive on Amazon right...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 June 2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By ChasFink
Reading Everthing E.Q.Taft said. I'm smiling just a...

Everthing E.Q.Taft said.

I'm smiling just a little because I know Ellison would be pissed to be called a sci-fi writer - not only because he hated the term "sci-fi", but because he wrote other...
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 June 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By ChasFink
Driver That's certainly what I saw. The image Musk said...

That's certainly what I saw. The image Musk said was "Made today on Tesla sketch pad" is not the one on the mug but clearly based on it, using the same elements - unicorn, rainbow, muffin-shaped...
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