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TomFoolery

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  1. Don't worry, Ollie. The line I will not cross is to do property damage... I just want to illustrate to him, by virtue of hind-sight, what great neighbours we used to be.
  2. First off - thanks for a few good ideas :-) To clarify the situation for those interested. We really did have quite a good relationship. Dude is in a wheelchair, so I'd go over and shovel his driveway, haul heavy stuff around, we ran his fridge and freezer on our generator during power outages. And, we have taken what used to a fugly-ass house (ours) and we have done a huge amount of work over three years - siding, roofing, new out buildings, gardens etc. We have removed an enormous eye-sore from the neighbourhood and increased his property value in doing so. We share a 15' alley between o
  3. So, I'm having a fight with my neighbour. We'd had a great neighbourly relationship until he had the village complain to me for putting fence-posts 12" into an alley that we share. Anyways, things have devolved from there. Until now, I've maintained a distance and desire to have no conflict. Today he put me over the top. Now, its time to have some fun at his expense. I have the feeling that there are some creative minds here who may have some ideas on (legal and non-damaging) ways to fuck with a neighbour. If you have good stories of terrible neighbours or neighbours you've pissed off - l
  4. I've had a G4 for about 2.5 yrs. I was adequately happy with it until the logic board blew about five days ago. Now, I have a completely worthless hunk of silicon and plastic, or a $1200 repair bill. 2.5 yrs?!? Gimme a break. I'm very unimpressed. And, no, I don't have the extended warranty. And, yes, I still consider it a problem with mac as I've never known anyone to lose the whole f%$king computer after 2.5 yrs. As far as the "features" of macs go, I don't think very much of it all. I honestly didn't feel there was that much difference from all the pc based computers I'd used. WIth
  5. Hey Ollie, Give a full review if you're into it. I'd like to hear more about your experiences with this system (ease of use, quality of sound etc.). I want to move in this direction too. Hope you're enjoying the hell out of it!
  6. I agree with Hamilton on this. As far as phish appreciation goes, I'm in the fortunate position of being completely immune to lyrics - I can never really hear them. I hear melodies and tonalities, but I could never make out any lyrics to any songs (apart from the screamingly obvious) - I guess this is why I'm not into Dylan (and his like) at all. I think this is a blessing with Phish. Their lyrics are admittedly stupid, and uninteresting. They (try to) do cool things with melody and harmony, though...
  7. Hux being serious and Hux being taken seriously are two entirely different propositions!
  8. I didn't think DATS could be freal calling on 89 dead. There were prior comments about phish soul - MoMack n' Hux I believe were more serious...
  9. I don't get why deadheads are all hung up on phish's soul. They don't play "soul" music. They're musical comics - playing FUC&ING well and styley - but its not serious music. Frankly, I'd rather see Billy Connelly any day before bothering to see Olivier on stage. But, I guess a better analogy to phish/dead would be Robin Williams vs. Peter Fonda $0.02
  10. There was a really cool piece on the cbc yesterday regarding this issue. They were looking at the Portuguese experience as they "decriminalized" all personal drugs from pot -> heroine about 10 years ago. Its been INCREDIBLY effective. They now have a very manageable and healthy system to deal with drug problems. As an aside - don't hold your breath for "legalization". One of the things under discussion was the difference between decriminalization and legalization. Canada and a bunch of other signatory countries are not able to legalize without contravening international law. Decrimina
  11. Would it have been good "professional journalism" or Gomeshi's part to ignore the elephant in the room and "steer" the interview away from it? Its plain and simple - regardless of what BBTs handlers asked/instructed CBC about his acting career - Thornton was incredibly rude and CHILDISH. His reaction is just SOOOOO disproportionate to Gomeshi's intro if that's really the issue. Come on. Can you seriously excuse his behaviour having watched that?!? If he was really upset - suck it up like an adult and at the very least don't act like a baby in front of the world...
  12. Gomeshi handled the whole thing well. Any Jian bashers should get over the king of spain. You weren't cool in 1992 either.
  13. Tear it up brother. Wish I could be there to see it.
  14. Bouche - you saw him and the pirates at the pig roast. AV is one of my alltime favourite musicians. And, he's the only person I've ever met that would consider sewing 200 + pants pockets into cd covers.
  15. Thanks again. I just managed to move my fingers a bit this week. Doesn't sound like much, but for the last three weeks I've had to let the repairs heal without moving them - so, I couldn't help but wonder if the tendon repairs had actually taken...
  16. Thanks all. In the meantime I'm taking tracks and playing w/ vocal layers n' such.
  17. Recipe for putting your life (music/skiing/biking) on hold for a year. This is what the outside of my arm looks like two weeks after falling on some metal flashing and severing my ulner artery and 7 tendons governing the use of my right hand. Yes, I'm right-handed. I think I'm fairly lucky to be alive given the blood loss - and, I'm healing up well. But, it's a head-trip thinking about the recovery and the what ifs... Don't try this at home!
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