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by Highway
19 Sep 2018, 17:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 241
Views: 24224

Re: On the modern electric guitar

I mean, it sounded like a Marshall amp... but then every damn thing you play sounds like you're playing through a Marshall amp. And for a cover band trying to use different stompbox effects, that's not really a great sound.
by Highway
19 Sep 2018, 17:13
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 241
Views: 24224

Re: On the modern electric guitar

It works well, except when you get a piece of crap cheapshit Marshall solid state :o amp because you wanna rock out with a Marshall stack, and it's only got a half-wet/dry effects loop. Seriously, that steaming pile of garbage could not silence more than half of the pre-effects loop sound to the out...
by Highway
19 Sep 2018, 14:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

I think a lot of the differences between cars and light trucks as far as safety standards and emissions have gone away. And with so much of the design standards for safety being driven by IIHS and with SUVs being such a large and growing segment of the market, there is lag between car and truck desi...
by Highway
19 Sep 2018, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

It's not just profit margin, it's volume. Porsche's Cayenne has always been the highest selling vehicle they make, from the minute they started selling them. SUVs are what lots of people want to buy.
by Highway
17 Sep 2018, 19:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1041

Re: Kulturkampf? In my NFL? It's more likely than you think. Football 2018

It should have been the biggest story, what, 15 years ago? Since Snyder owned the team? Like one guy said, any time in the last 10 years he's walked up to the ticket counter at FedEx Field on game day, he's been able to buy a face value ticket. It was a story in the 80s and 90s. It was a joke in the...
by Highway
13 Sep 2018, 10:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Fables of the Reconstruction, or Construction Time Again
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Fables of the Reconstruction, or Construction Time Again

I've never lived with a geo thermal system, but my boss has one and as far as I know has not had any trouble with it. From a personal standpoint, I think I'd prefer a bored vertical system over a horizontal system, but that's gonna be more expensive. I talked to my boss about his system, and he sai...
by Highway
12 Sep 2018, 11:24
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 263
Views: 18537

Re: Our National Pastime

Indoor soccer is also not a top tier sport, attracting elite athletes. Put the best soccer players in there, and it would get to the same all-or-nothing, power kind of play that we see from the top tier leagues. I don't really think that soccer is quite to that kind of point, especially because they...
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 20:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

You drive a Smart? Zipcar rentals? I think the idea of cute is just fine, you just have to let the Japanese and Koreans do it. JLR is not going to be my go-to for thinking up 'cute' ever. Especially with something that has all the charm of a propane forklift. The Italians can do cute okay, too. The...
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 17:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

lol, when I looked at that at work on my phone, I didn't see the video. The car is totally checking out her ass as she walks by. That's just so bad. They should have put that into testing, saw that it did that, and be all "Nope, hold on, we gotta change that." Not put out a video of that. Just what ...
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 17:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

You drive a Smart? Zipcar rentals?

I think the idea of cute is just fine, you just have to let the Japanese and Koreans do it. JLR is not going to be my go-to for thinking up 'cute' ever. Especially with something that has all the charm of a propane forklift.
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 17:18
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 263
Views: 18537

Re: Our National Pastime

Would they add any footage to the diamond itself? go from 90' to 100' or anything? I did glaze over and skip to the end toward the end. Do hockey and basketball need bigger courts/rinks, irrespectively*? *I'm just going to use this in place of respectively because I got the respective order wrong a...
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 12:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1366
Views: 46432

Re: cars and how they get that way

It totally looks like HAL9000 is creeping on that woman. "I'll open *your* pod bay doors, babe!" **heavy breathing**
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 12:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 274
Views: 8873

Re: Putin on the Writs

The problem is that a lot of systems don't have that redundancy. The system MD required statewide after 2000 was touch screen stand alone terminals with no other record. That was a huge step back from my county's optical scan paper ballots. MD finally went back to optical scan paper ballots for 2016...
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 12:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Fables of the Reconstruction, or Construction Time Again
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Fables of the Reconstruction, or Construction Time Again

I've never lived with a geo thermal system, but my boss has one and as far as I know has not had any trouble with it. From a personal standpoint, I think I'd prefer a bored vertical system over a horizontal system, but that's gonna be more expensive.
by Highway
11 Sep 2018, 09:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Our National Pastime
Replies: 263
Views: 18537

Re: Our National Pastime

That's a phenomenon I think we've seen in multiple sports: the pros have just outgrown the field of play. I think the same applies to basketball, and it happened a long time ago in men's tennis. NFL might be getting there too. The players are too big, too fast, and too strong, and the lack of availa...
by Highway
10 Sep 2018, 18:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 554
Views: 17277

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Is just Steak, Salt, and Water a carnivore diet, or even more limited?
by Highway
10 Sep 2018, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3306
Views: 131636

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

It'll get back to warm in a few days.

I'm expecting we'll get a significant amount of rain from Florence. Not much else, unless it has a big change in path, tho.
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 10:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

Yeah, I've heard "monkey that up" in lots and lots of contexts and never about a black person. I didn't think that one was intentional, it was just ridiculous and stupid. That's the kind of thing that someone who's trying to be a politician should have a better handle on. I mean, Howard Cosell got ...
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 10:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

I really love (hate) the argument of "Well, it used to be ok to say that, but now saying it makes me a racist." No, it's always been a racist thing to say. You just didn't have anyone with the guts to tell you it's a racist thing to say." And if they were honest with themselves, they'd admit that m...
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

I mean, this isn't Derek Daly coming to Indy from Ireland in 1983 saying "n***** in a woodpile", being told that that was out of bounds in the US and then immediately changing his behavior. That's a change in culture. This is people who've lived in this culture all their lives, in this country all t...
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 10:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

I really love (hate) the argument of "Well, it used to be ok to say that, but now saying it makes me a racist." No, it's always been a racist thing to say. You just didn't have anyone with the guts to tell you it's a racist thing to say." And if they were honest with themselves, they'd admit that m...
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 10:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

I'll agree that it's a 0% presumption of good faith, but I am done with the 'old people' part of the argument. "Old people" are now my parents. It's not people's grandparents that were born in 1904. It's Baby Boomers. What, are they thinking that Jim Crow was just fine, because that's what they grew...
by Highway
04 Sep 2018, 09:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 432
Views: 13081

Re: Op-ediots

I really love (hate) the argument of "Well, it used to be ok to say that, but now saying it makes me a racist." No, it's always been a racist thing to say. You just didn't have anyone with the guts to tell you it's a racist thing to say." And if they were honest with themselves, they'd admit that mo...
by Highway
30 Aug 2018, 11:26
Forum: Hit & Run Over
Topic: Animal Crackers are Capitalist Oppression ZOMG!
Replies: 31
Views: 420

Re: Animal Crackers are Capitalist Oppression ZOMG!

Like a true 'murican I haven't read the article. But let me assure you I am riled up. Now. Could someone I agree with already post a summary I can misunderstand and, more importantly, misrepresent to others? You, sir, are a true patriot. *waves tiny american flag* Tuco is right about Pham being rig...