New Brilliance From Snarky Puppy: “Bet” (Empire Central)

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Snarky Puppy - Bet
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From Snarky Puppy’s new album, Empire Central (September 2022, GroundUP Music)
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Written by Michael League
Arranged by Michael League and Snarky Puppy
Bob Lanzetti - Electric guitar
Mark Lettieri - Electric guitar
Chris McQueen - Electric guitar
Justin Stanton - Fender Rhodes Mark 8
Bobby Sparks - Hohner D6 Clavinet and ARP String Ensemble
Bill Laurance - Yamaha CP70 electric piano
Shaun Martin - Moog Little Phatty and Talkbox (Solo)
Zach Brock - Violin
Mike “Maz” Maher - Trumpet
Jay Jennings - Trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Bullock - Tenor sax, flute, and piccolo flute
Bob Reynolds - Tenor sax (Solo)
Michael League - Electric bass
Nate Werth - Percussion
Keita Ogawa - Percussion
Marcelo Woloski - Percussion
Jason “JT” Thomas - Drum set
Larnell Lewis - Drum set
Jamison Ross - Drum set

Jep Jorba - Director / camera operator
David Bretones - Director of Photography / camera operator
Brad Holt - Line producer / camera operator
Andrew Redd - Gaffer / camera operator
Chris Brian - Camera operator
Ranjani Groth - Camera operator
Jun Kang - Camera operator
Emily Holt - Camera operator
Reid Walker - Dolly operator
Josep Fisher - Dolly Operator

Produced by Michael League
Co-produced by Snarky Puppy
Engineered by Nic Hard, Matt Recchia, and Michael Harrison
Engineering assisted by Skyler Childress, Michael League, and Shakthi Prasad KT
Mixed by Nic Hard
Mastered by Dave McNair
Recorded and filmed March 3-10, 2022, at Deep Ellum Art Company in Dallas, Texas, USA
Mixed March 15 - April 7, 2022, at Estudi Vint in Els Prats de Rei, Catalonia, Spain
Photography by Brian Friedman and Jep Jorba
Film consulting by Andy LaViolette
Production managed by Rosanna Freedman
Project managed by Jamie Margulies
Stage assembled by Mason Davis, Matt Recchia, Rosanna Freedman, and Michael Harrison
Graphic design by Claire Morales
Managed by Mike Chadwick Management

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115 comments
1
William Lewis  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:16:31pm

Neat.

Here’s another interesting bit of music…

Youtube Video

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:21:28pm

Sure, Mike.

Notorious alt-right troll Mike Cernovich is attempting to whitewash his history as a conspiracy theorist and misogynist by claiming that taking a traditional Amazonian plant-based hallucinogenic tea, ayahuasca, made him a better person.

During recent interviews, Cernovich has suggested that his experience taking ayahuasca opened his heart and allowed him to become a more loving person. Despite his claims, Cernovich’s recent social media posts and media hits show that his newfound focus on love, connection, and helping people is nothing more than a facade and he is still the same troll and misogynist he has always been.

Of late, Cernovich has viciously mocked and attacked actor Amber Heard, Washington Post journalist Taylor Lorenz, Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, pro-abortion adovcates, the LGBTQ community, and Democrats in general. He has also recently spread conspiracy theories about Jeffrey Epstein’s criminal accomplice, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Twitter’s deputy general counsel Jim Baker, among others.

Rape apologist Mike Cernovich is trying to whitewash his past as an alt-right troll by claiming that ayahuasca made him a better person (MediaMatters)

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:25:24pm
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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:29:38pm

re: #2 Crush White Nationalism

There’s a lot of that going around lately. Chuck C. Johnson deleted his gotnews site and was also trying to claim he’s a new man who voted for Joe Biden and no longer a raving Holocaust-denying racist weirdo, and he actually convinced some especially gullible lefties. Meanwhile, his newer Substack page is full of the same old twisted shit he’s always posted.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:30:19pm

Just stumbled across this:

Youtube Video

Nolan lined up a seriously stacked cast for this move.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:32:02pm

Hey, just noticed this video has a 4K version - looks terrific on the iMac display. Like being in that room.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:41:16pm

re: #5 Eclectic Cyborg

Just stumbled across this:

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Nolan lined up a seriously stacked cast for this move.

That is a pretty solid cast.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:43:22pm
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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:45:23pm

The Azovstal POW massacre was a mistake on Russia’s side. One that will cost them dearly.
Expect tonight and the next few nights to be lit with Ukrainian targeting of Russian concentrations.

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:49:35pm

Natalie Wood is trending on Twitter. I didn’t expect to see her float again.
(sorry…old bad joke)

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jaunte  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:51:33pm
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Patricia Kayden  Jul 29, 2022 • 3:58:41pm
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Romantic Heretic  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:00:07pm

re: #11 jaunte

Nothing will happen to us. We’re ‘Muricans.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:06:23pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:10:07pm

One of Trump’s allies who knows not to stick foot in mouth:

If the rest of Trumpdom was as cold and capable then Trumpdom wouldn’t be the laughing stock that it is.

Vince McMahon was forced to retire from his own company because he doled out $12M or maybe $16M to employees for hush money after his sexual exploitation of them.

Linda and Vince supposedly have not lived together in years.

Remember, Linda and Vince sent Trump at least $6M over several years, before Trump decided to run for office.

I still want to know what they really bought with that money. Vince always had guest celebrities on his shows but never paid them that much.

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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:11:56pm

Been out all day golfing and doing happy hour, but I’d like to slap this idiot across the face

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gocart mozart  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:15:39pm
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Barefoot Grin  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:16:15pm

re: #16 EstebanTornado1963

Been out all day golfing and doing happy hour, but I’d like to slap this idiot across the face

“Psst, hey buddy, I’m out of toilet paper here, can you spare a square?”

“Go ask a third party in the next stall.”

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:25:24pm

Bravo to this woman for not letting Republicans be assholes unanswered.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:26:01pm

These people…

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Teddy's Person  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:31:16pm

re: #1 William Lewis

Not sure if anyone else suggested this.

I saw you posted earlier today or yesterday about the travel cost to your interview. Would the company pay you mileage? It could be they would but wait for the interviewee to ask. I know there was a discussion about relocation costs, but in my experience, I’ve been reimbursed for travel to in-person interviews (even when it was somewhat local).

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:31:35pm

The whining will never stop over this Amazon show because, unfortunately, a lot of right-wingers and atavists are drawn to Tolkien (because he was a bit of an atavist himself):

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Patricia Kayden  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:37:41pm

re: #22 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I’ve read that Tolkien’s son doesn’t care about the addition of POC to this rendition of his father’s work. Plus, his grandson was a consultant. I mean, it was all fantasy so who cares?
geektyrant.com

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:39:45pm

re: #23 Patricia Kayden

JRR Tolkien’s son Christopher, who edited the works posthumously published, died before RoP was made.

Christopher’s son Simon is working with Amazon to oversee the production.

The whiners are claiming Simon is not a True-Tolkien because he green-lit things that drive the bigots crazy.

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gocart mozart  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:40:11pm


It’s unclear if one grave counts, but maybe.
law.justia.com

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Teddy's Person  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:40:33pm

re: #22 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Speaking of race, casting and a great response to use on the butt hurt ones.

I sometimes show my students a 10 minute clip from the CBS morning show interviewing LMM about Hamilton as it was going from off-Broadway to Broadway. (Then we listen to some of the songs.)

In the interview, LMM said the he wanted to tell to story of America then told by America now. It fucking knocks me out (and I fall apart) every time I hear him say that.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:42:07pm

Trump exposed how common the everyday bigot is in America. He drew tens of millions of them to himself.

As I mentioned earlier, Tolkien fandom has drawn a great many bigots and fascist-lovers. This really gets down to the my-precious-European-heritage bit that underlies so much whining.

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William Lewis  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:48:04pm

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

These people…

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William Lewis  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:51:23pm

re: #22 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The whining will never stop over this Amazon show because, unfortunately, a lot of right-wingers and atavists are drawn to Tolkien (because he was a bit of an atavist himself):

I always appreciated this aspect of him however:

25 July 1938
20 Northmoor Road, Oxford

Dear Sirs,

Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people. My great-great-grandfather came to England in the eighteenth century from Germany: the main part of my descent is therefore purely English, and I am an English subject — which should be sufficient. I have been accustomed, nonetheless, to regard my German name with pride, and continued to do so throughout the period of the late regrettable war, in which I served in the English army. I cannot, however, forbear to comment that if impertinent and irrelevant inquiries of this sort are to become the rule in matters of literature, then the time is not far distant when a German name will no longer be a source of pride.

Your enquiry is doubtless made in order to comply with the laws of your own country, but that this should be held to apply to the subjects of another state would be improper, even if it had (as it has not) any bearing whatsoever on the merits of my work or its sustainability for publication, of which you appear to have satisfied yourselves without reference to my Abstammung.

I trust you will find this reply satisfactory, and

remain yours faithfully,

J. R. R. Tolkien

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:51:56pm

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:52:10pm

re: #28 William Lewis

I mean, to answer his dumbass question, yes. There are a WHOLE FUCKING LOT of white men in it. The people who are focusing on the token Black or the handful of women are doing so deliberately, because they are racist and sexist.

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Eventual Carrion  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:52:26pm

re: #25 gocart mozart

It’s unclear if one grave counts, but maybe.
law.justia.com

So if I owned a house in Jersey and my wife died. And I buried here in the backyard, I would be exempt from taxes? Sounds like a pretty shitty law.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 4:59:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:01:31pm
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gwangung  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:01:47pm

re: #22 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The whining will never stop over this Amazon show because, unfortunately, a lot of right-wingers and atavists are drawn to Tolkien (because he was a bit of an atavist himself):

White actors STILL have the majority of roles, out of proportion to the population (nearly 75%). And they STILL whine about non-white actors, even when the top money making movies have at least 25-30% non-whites as cast members.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:04:17pm

re: #30 HRH Stanley Sea

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retired cynic  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:05:31pm

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wrenchwench  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:05:52pm

Birbs Dinosaurs.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:07:58pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

Wait, so who owns the Detroit MLB and NFL teams? The citizens of Detroit?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:08:22pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:08:33pm

re: #39 The Pie Overlord!

Wait, so who owns the Detroit MLB and NFL teams? The citizens of Detroit?

And did Chicago get a sweetheart deal to get their football team excluded from the list?

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austin_blue  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:13:24pm

Well, InfoWars’ parent company filed for bankruptcy today, showing that *someone* in the org understands economics.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:15:25pm

Welp, tonight’s MegaMillions annuity value has jumped to $1.28B .

That’s a lot of money.

Of course, the cash value is less and here in California we only pay federal income tax on lottery winnings but still, 37% to the IRS.

Leaves only $471M after taxes.

I think I’ll go out and buy some tickets.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:20:02pm

re: #29 William Lewis

Tolkien was definitely not a fascist sympathizer.

But the question remains, why are so many of them drawn to his writings?

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HRH Stanley Sea  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:21:29pm

re: #36 Charles Johnson

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:22:09pm

re: #44 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Tolkien was definitely not a fascist sympathizer.

But the question remains, why are so many of them drawn to his writings?

Because they equate the Men of the West with the Nazis, and the orcs and the dark men of the East with the Jews and the Blacks. Certainly not what Tolkien had in mind when writing the Lord of the Rings mythology, but that hasn’t stopped any of them from misinterpreting any other work they favor.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:23:38pm

I could buy a lot of chocolate with $471M.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:25:39pm
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wrenchwench  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:25:49pm

re: #47 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I could buy a lot of chocolate with $471M.

A noble investment.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:28:07pm

re: #49 wrenchwench

A noble investment.

It’s that, or buy a swanky country estate in Rancho Santa Fe and host weekly sex parties with centerfolds and invite rising politicians and power brokers as guests, only to record them in order to blackmail them later to do my bidding.

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wrenchwench  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:29:44pm

re: #50 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

It’s that, or buy a swanky country estate in Rancho Santa Fe and host weekly sex parties with centerfolds and invite rising politicians and power brokers as guests, only to record them in order to blackmail them later to do my bidding.

Chocolate.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:29:46pm

re: #50 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

You’ve thought about this in some detail I see.

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Captain Ron  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:29:58pm
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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:32:28pm

re: #48 Backwoods_Sleuth

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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:35:56pm

re: #47 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I truly wouldn’t really change my lifestyle, just more steak, trips to hawaii and the play the best golf course near my house

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sagehen  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:48:26pm

re: #31 Dopamine Fish

I mean, to answer his dumbass question, yes. There are a WHOLE FUCKING LOT of white men in it. The people who are focusing on the token Black or the handful of women are doing so deliberately, because they are racist and sexist.

unliike Black Panther, which had only two caucasian cast members — Martin Freeman and Andy Sirkis.

Or as they called themselves, the Tolkein White Guys.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:52:03pm

Golem coveted his white power so much that it destroyed his humanity.

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:52:51pm

re: #47 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I could buy a lot of chocolate with $471M.

Cash value tonight is estimated at $600m. So chase that chocolate down with some coffee.

I didn’t have any cash in my wallet at lunch so I asked my wife if she had any…She had a couple of 20s and a 50. I took the 50 and said that if I won she’d get it back. She said if I won she’d get more than the $50. I also told her I promised to pay everyone’s mortgage in a previous thread here…she’s okay with that so we’re cool.

I’d keep working for a while because I like what I’m doing right now and I’d need the distraction while having lawyers and financial advisors figure out how to structure the windfall so I could do the most good for my community and beyond while keeping myself engaged. Oh, and I’d do a shit-ton of surfing and skiing. Beyond that, my only fantasy is buying the huge house asshole built blocking my view of the ocean so I could tear it down and donate the lot to the coastal commission.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:55:15pm
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Amory Blaine  Jul 29, 2022 • 5:55:28pm

I would either move to a real democracy or stay here and fill my days destroying conservatives with the money.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:00:04pm
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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:00:06pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson

Seekrit counter soot!

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:00:53pm

re: #61 Charles Johnson

At least he gave her credit for being first hole. Lets you know where Marla and Melania will be buried.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:01:32pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

One should always be prepared for possibilities.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:03:47pm

Off to the store I go to gamble.

This day of all days is the one in which to live by the aphorism: go big or go home.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:05:44pm

Old golf joke:

Just as a man is about to line up for a putt a funeral procession drives past on the road near the green. He takes off his cap and bows in reverence. His partner praises his reverence for the dead: “It’s the least I could do; we were married for thirty years.”

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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:07:40pm

WTF is wrong with this punk? Another I want to slap across the face.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:10:25pm

re: #67 EstebanTornado1963

His observation about herding cats is correct.

That, though, is a feature. It is what keeps the Democratic Party actually democratic, unlike the top-down theocrats in the GOP.

And more power to him, if he can get more young people to turn out and participate in their local party shindigs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:12:54pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:13:44pm
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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:14:34pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

It’s not quite as bad as that. (It’s still bad; let me elaborate.) The AGs are not suing to be allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ teens. They are suing to prevent the government from cutting off funding BECAUSE they discriminate against LGBTQ teens. That is to say, they aren’t suing for the right to deny food to LGBTQ kids; they’re suing so that they can keep receiving that sweet federal moolah while they discriminate against these kids in other ways, such as forcing the trans kids to detransition.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:19:00pm

niterz, lizardz!

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:19:22pm

I find the Keith Richards is old meme to be overdone and bor—-

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darthstar  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:20:04pm

re: #72 Backwoods_Sleuth

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niterz, lizardz!

This is a pubic forum…I mean public!

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:28:27pm

re: #67 EstebanTornado1963

WTF is wrong with this punk? Another I want to slap across the face.

He’s young, angry, and frustrated. And probably becoming increasingly disillusioned with the Beltway status quo like a lot of people. He’s also probably falling into an increasingly radical reinforcing bubble of similarly frustrated young people … and older people who will willingly exploit their youthful political passions for their own purposes.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:42:50pm

re: #20 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:44:45pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

These ass-magats have no idea how evil this looks to most of the human race. To others within their socio-cultural bubble, American conservatism, it looks normal and even praiseworthy. In that respect it is like a conclave of expert cannibal chefs gathered for a supreme feast. Those within the bubble think it is wonderful while everyone else reacts with horror and revulsion. Conservatism is beyond redemption and there is no point other than short term tactical advantage to even try to neotiate with it or reform it. The whole movement, frankly, is pathological and has no place in the modern world. It must be removed, excised as a menace to human progress and survival. How this might be done is anybody’s guess but I continue to put some hope in self immolation. We have already seen a couple of hundred thousand conservatives killed off by their fervent antivaxx dogma, and much greater opportunities are bound to happen along.

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EstebanTornado1963  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:49:47pm

re: #66 Barefoot Grin

So this this guy was teeing off from the back tee while his wife waited for him to tee off from her forward tee. He hits his shot and hits her in the head and she dies.
At the autopsy the doc says that she died from the blunt force trauma from the ball to the head, but then adds “I cannot explain why there was a golf ball lodged up her back side” The husband replied, “that was my mulligan”

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Charles Johnson  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:53:33pm
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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 6:59:59pm
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:00:51pm

Good point!

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:00:51pm
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retired cynic  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:01:05pm

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retired cynic  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:01:40pm

re: #80 Belafon

SO PRECIOUS!

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sagehen  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:03:50pm

My father’s parents divorced when he was a toddler; both of them remarried, dad has a half-brother from each of them. My uncles were not amused when I insisted they were quarter-brothers to each other.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:05:16pm

re: #77 Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie

I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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steve_davis  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:05:46pm

re: #85 sagehen

My father’s parents divorced when he was a toddler; both of them remarried, dad has a half-brother from each of them. My uncles were not amused when I insisted they were quarter-brothers to each other.

probably irritated you did not recognize that their parents were just terrible magicians…

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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:07:58pm

re: #80 Belafon

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These critters specialize in cute.
New borns:


Bottle feeding at a few hours old:
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Shiplord Kirel: Fan of Big Bird, Bert, and Ernie  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:09:10pm

re: #86 Amory Blaine

I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

This is it, 21 years and counting.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:16:33pm

The sin committed,
numbers are cast.
What I omitted
can only be known once past.

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wrenchwench  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:20:54pm

re: #90 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

The sin committed,
numbers are cast.
What I omitted
can only be known once past.

Good luck.

Chocolate.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:22:45pm

The part of L3Harris I work at, in Greenville, TX, is a defense contractor. One of the largest groups there, avionics, is part of the United Auto Workers union. They negotiate the contracts that most of the site follows, but since we are a “right to be exploited state,” not everyone has to join. Especially us programmers. But the people I work with definitely enjoy the benefits, which includes a shutdown between Christmas and New Years.

Well, the union’s contract is going to have to be negotiated soon, probably in the next year or two. Since the last time the contract was negotiated, L3 merged with Harris, with Harris being the dominant company, because, of the two, they were actually profitable. So, we’ve been having some changes, including health care (switching to Cigna over United Healthcare), changing the vacation system (we used to get 4 weeks to start, 5 after three years, and you would get paid for any days not taken, now we get “unlimited” as long ask you ask after 200 hours, unlimited self-sick days and five family-sick days, but we don’t get paid for what we don’t use), and a few other things. But Greenville is such a large division, and we have such an important customer - there’s an official Air Force division on site - that we haven’t had to do a lot of the changes other locations have.

But my coworkers are worried about what the union might have to give up on the next contract. My manager wondered out loud if we start our own union, and so I suggested that, if people wanted to ensure that the union had the power to negotiate, that they could join it. “I’m not sure I could join a union,” one of the “Let’s Go Brandon” types (yeah, he said it out loud earlier this year) said. More than willing to leach off of others, and will be the first angry at how useless unions are if the negotiations change.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:22:54pm

re: #91 wrenchwench

Good luck.

Chocolate.

I think I’ve settled on blackmail-generating soirees with centerfolds.

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wrenchwench  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:24:09pm

re: #93 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

I think I’ve settled on blackmail-generating soirees with centerfolds.

No accounting for taste.

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mmmirele  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:24:18pm

Crypto companies lying about their customers? Yep, that happens. The NYTimes just taking the word of said crypto companies? That also happens.

The article in question starts:

Helium is often heralded as one of the largest success stories in the Web3 space, even landing a coveted article in The New York Times earlier this year. Since 2019, the decentralized wireless network service, which bills itself as a peer-to-peer network for the Internet of Things, has touted rideshare company Lime as one of its marquee clients, claiming the company uses its service to geolocate rentable escooters. There are numerous mentions of this partnership on its website, along with the presence of Lime’s company logo, and in press coverage with various news outlets.

There’s just one problem: That partnership never really existed.

mashable.com

So much of crypto is either a pipe dream or goes up in smoke when looked at closely.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:26:49pm
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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:30:06pm

I can’t even keep up with all the shitty ways cops act:

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A Cranky One  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:41:58pm

Just to make your day more surreal:

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 7:59:10pm

For all of you guitarish people here, I have a question. Today, for some reason, I’m getting buzzing from my amp with my bass plugged in, that dampens if I am touching the strings. Any idea what might be going on? I didn’t have this yesterday.

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Amory Blaine  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:03:26pm

Same outlet?

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:05:13pm

re: #99 Belafon

For all of you guitarish people here, I have a question. Today, for some reason, I’m getting buzzing from my amp with my bass plugged in, that dampens if I am touching the strings. Any idea what might be going on? I didn’t have this yesterday.

Sounds like a grounding problem if I ever heard one.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:15:16pm

re: #100 Amory Blaine

Same outlet?

Yep. Nothing changed but the day as far as I can tell.

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:15:36pm

re: #101 Dopamine Fish

Sounds like a grounding problem if I ever heard one.

How do I fix it?

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Dopamine Fish  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:17:02pm

re: #103 Belafon

How do I fix it?

If, as you suggest, it’s something that just came up, the first thing I’d check is cables. I’ve always had problems with the way 1/4” jacks run their grounds. Outside of that, I’m neither an electrician nor a guitarist, so I’ll leave the deeper insights to people with more experience.

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A Cranky One  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:25:50pm

re: #103 Belafon

How do I fix it?

First thing is to try a different cable between the amp and bass.

If that doesn’t resolve the problem make sure the cable is fully seated at both ends, then wiggle the cable at the guitar jack then at the amp jack (if that resolves it, there is a problem with that jack).

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Crush White Nationalism  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:27:53pm

I guess Spain does not play around when it comes to tax evasion.

Spanish Prosecutors Seek 8-Year Prison Term For Shakira (HuffPo via MSN)

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Cheechako  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:43:01pm

There’s good news at the Cheeckako Cabin. Our new replacement dishwasher has arrived and was installed today. It’s a Bosch 500 model. Only took 7 months from ordering at the local Home Depot to arriving at the cabin.

We got so tired of hand washing dishes that we converted to paper plates a couple of months ago.

Back to living in a first world cabin!!

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 29, 2022 • 8:46:27pm

Starting word basically left no other option but my dyslexic brain still took WAAAAY too long to figure it out right (thankful there’s not a timer between rows)… xD

Wordle 405 2/6

⬜🟨🟨🟨🟩
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:02:16pm

Snort:

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:06:00pm

As annoying and frustrating and frustrated David Hogg is, we’re starting to get some wacko reactions:

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So Cal Greek Hippie  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:06:15pm

Catching up:
On lotto: too terrified I could actually win. Staying on top of that much money is a full time job and I am already too busy. Although establishing a hippie foundation without new age gibberish might be fun 😎

On Baby’s on Fire: Great Song!! my favorite version of this song is on the 801 Phil Manzenera album

On animals

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Belafon  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:34:04pm

re: #111 So Cal Greek Hippie

Catching up:
On lotto: too terrified I could actually win. Staying on top of that much money is a full time job and I am already too busy. Although establishing a hippie foundation without new age gibberish might be fun 😎

On Baby’s on Fire: Great Song!! my favorite version of this song is on the 801 Phil Manzenera album

On animals

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With that much money, I would definitely pay someone else to watch it for me, but, instead of a standard accountant, I would look for someone to help me spend it on worthwhile things.

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(((Archangel1)))  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:46:46pm

re: #112 Belafon

With that much money, I would definitely pay someone else to watch it for me, but, instead of a standard accountant, I would look for someone to help me spend it on worthwhile things.

Same here. Would never trust myself to handle anywhere near that kind of moolah, and would likely lose my marbles in short order if I were to try.
That said, once essentials are handled and I need to decide what to do with the rest, I figure several million dollars worth of my kind of political ads would do wonders to derail certain GOP candidate campaigns, and would consider that money well spent.

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DodgerFan1988  Jul 29, 2022 • 9:48:11pm
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sagehen  Jul 29, 2022 • 10:10:30pm

re: #112 Belafon

With that much money, I would definitely pay someone else to watch it for me, but, instead of a standard accountant, I would look for someone to help me spend it on worthwhile things.

If I win? Okay, so $471 million after taxes.

Step 1: put 400 million into a quickly established tax-free charitable foundation… that gets me a $160 million income tax refund next year. Meanwhile, the $71 million, Imma call a real estate broker. I want a nice home with nice grounds in the place where I live, and another one in a place that I visit frequently, and a plane to take me between them. And staff, of course, for both homes. And I’ll need a couple of researchers to work for my foundation and present me with lists every month of worthwhile places to direct donations.

Next year, with my $160 million tax refund… well, $100 million of that goes into the foundation. A million each to everyone in the extended family, and a dozen or so friends who’ve made my life more pleasant over the years. Now I’m going to plan some nice vacations. I’ve always wanted to visit Madagascar, for instance. I want to see elephants and zebras and giraffes. And the Galapagos. And some tropical islands with expensive luxury accomodations.

And maybe I’ll get a horse. Two horses; one that I can ride, one that I’ll enter in races. And I need a Kentucky Derby hat.


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