I have a very conscious bias against virtue signaling and sloppy writing, both of which you just triggered. WTF did you just say? In English, if you please?
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So basically what happens is, there's a whole slew of thoroughly unsavory time-wasters here who really should be somewhere else. I do help the genuine audiophiles a lot. Not a week goes by I don't help a couple of them at least, for which they are very thankful.
Problem is, they come to me off-line precisely because they don't want to be attacked or have to deal with virtue signaling or any of the other BS totally unrelated to building a satisfying sound system.
So I help them, but I'm not that into it to help psychoanalyze these others, they will have to get that on their own dime. No one should ever come here only to read some schmoe exclaim how happy he is to be coached about his "unconscious bias". Or any other Marxist drivel. After trying a number of different approaches the one that seems to work the best is a combination of creatively ignoring them, combined with strategic triggering. Every once in a while this pushes one over the edge into an area where they can be banned from the site. A slow, arduous process to be sure but watch your email, I have a feeling you are about to see it in action.
The artist that performed at halftime at the Super Bowl was Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, goes by the stage name of "the Weeknd". Yes with the "e" intentionally left out.
No one should ever come here only to read some schmoe exclaim how happy he is to be coached about his "unconscious bias". Or any other Marxist drivel.Also, no one should come here only to read some schmoe exclaim his delusional, conspiracy theory foolishness, or any other narcissistic, self absorbed, inflated sense of self worth drivel.
So basically what happens is, there’s a whole slew of thoroughly unsavory time-wasters here who really should be somewhere else ... No one should ever come here only to read some schmoe exclaim how happy he is to be coached about his "unconscious bias". Or any other Marxist drivel ... Every once in a while this pushes one over the edge into an area where they can be banned from the site. A slow, arduous process to be sure but watch your email, I have a feeling you are about to see it in action.So did you see the halftime show, MC? I thought they worked too hard to make it impressive, and that just made it even more of a letdown.
I bet you can drive the heck out of a horse and buggy...!Involves animal husbandry.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyse a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects. — Robert Heinlein
It’s been a long time, but I think I can still get a saddle onto a reluctant horse. The first and only horse I ever dealt with (that was a inhabitant at the given space) was a totally ornery and retired western riding champion, who would test you every inch of every second.
Likened to having the keys of a 1500 hp 4wd highly explosive and leaking fuel ...rocket car... designed for any and all terrain, throwing said keys at a 12 year old, and telling them to go and get a pack of smokes at the store which is 200 miles away.
Like that is going to turn out well.
That was my first encounter with a horse...
In the end, though... such extreme behavior is something I like to see. It says F-U to idea of control, training, and confinement... for self willed critters such as what is required for a horse to be a western riding champ. Even though it might have seemed to be, at the time... as if the horse was actively trying to kill me.... I was thinking ’good for you.. no one should put up with this crap.’...
I turned off that God awful music that was the half time show. Sad state of affairs as to what music has become.That’s certainly understandable. I stayed with the show,
just hoping that it might eventually lead me to a pleasant surprise. But it didn’t.
There’s still lots of great music out there, @stereo5 . Obviously it’s not at the Superbowl, usually. But credit where credit is due: Whitney Houston’s rendition of the Star Spangled Banner may never be bettered. That was 30 years ago, though.
The Stupor Bawl is the only FB game spouse & self 'watch' (i.e., put on while having a drink & finger food).
Feel asleep during the 2nd quarter, woke to find KC already doomed.
Worst investment in commercial content: Wane's Whirl'd Redux.
Laugh & pocket the $'s for 'that'....*eh*
Only ref call that counted: KC's QB getting his helmet between two Tampa ones....you could hear his brain slosh....poor kid.
Anyone betting the fav on that mop spectacle should have spent it on the fly-over at the start dropping pepper bombs and getting the pain over early.
The more $ spent, the worse they get.....Fortunately, only once a year.
tomic6017,466 posts02-08-2021 9:42pmLike Welk fans talking about Dylan, after electrification....
Pretty much right tomic601. That so many needed to comment negatively I would say hits a nerve :-). Bet you many are so lost in old music they didn't even know who he was.
dill I find your repeated post obviously racist. Did you insist on correcting people and saying Gordon Sumner everytime someone said Sting? Guessing no.
RE: the Weeknd, I had no idea what the songs or lyrics were at halftime but yesterday my 4 year old grandson asked Siri to play Weeknd, and my daughter really likes him. It's a generational thing - us oldsters just aren't tuned into todays music. I guess they don't need bands, just choreography and backing tracks. I'll take Lyle Lovett's Large band anyday.
Wow, I feel sorry for the kids that lived in most of your households. I am in my 50's, but I could easily sing along to most songs by The Weeknd. There is a reason why he gets a billion+ views on Youtube. Songs are uber catchy, have a great beat, and he has a half decent voice. I was a very late baby at the time, my parents were almost 40 years older than I am, but we always had a big cross section of music playing in the house. I know my kids would listen to the Weeknd, but they know Who, Stones, and Depeche mode too. Maybe this fuels that argument that audiophiles use music to listen to their equipment and not their equipment to listen to music.
And ya, dill, I am sure your motivations were innocent. Not.
My daughter was meh on The Weekend as well. She considers Michael Jackson’s appearance before her time back in early 90’s the one to beat.
I think I recognized some tunes I have heard before there underneath all the production and glitz but not enough of a Weekend expert to say for sure.
I’ll stick to the studio versions of most things over live Super Bowl performances over the years. Granted sound and acoustics are much improved in newer NFL stadiums. I was in the sweet spot for Paul McCartney at Fedex Field a few years back and that was actually veeery good. But most Super Bowl halftime shows to me are just a big hot mess....at least on TV.
I don’t know what that music is called, as I only listened for the first minute before I turned it off. If I had to guess, I would say Pop but who knows. It is not we older people that have strange music taste, it’s the children of today. Many of these phenomenons don’t play any instruments or write their own songs. I never really cared for pop or as we called it in my youth, bubblegum music. I am Rock guy, real Rock, jazz and some Classical. I like certain female vocalists, but not Lady Ga Ga. Today’s youth seem to care more about the choreography than the actual music. Growing up, you never saw Hendrix, The Who, Tull, Floyd, etc with dancers behind them.
Well, this old guy is going to take a nap now.