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Dream Theater / Re: DT16 Timeline Thread - DT16 sessions initiated
« Last post by geeeemo on Today at 11:31:47 AM »
Are Vans comfortable?  Never owned a pair, myself.   Chuck Taylor's, yep (not really comfortable; too flat for my feet). 

I think they are, I walk all over Denver in them lol

have we met? I have been to Denver to see the D/T, A View and Dreamsonic concerts.
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Dream Theater / Re: DT16 Timeline Thread - DT16 sessions initiated
« Last post by porcacultor on Today at 11:31:22 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=946973333464005&set=a.256865122474833

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Another Day At The Office…
#DT16 #DreamTheater2024



Looks like Mike blurred out their white board!

-Marc.

I was starting to get excited with the microphone on MP's kit. "Look, vocals!". But no, those are just for talking (notice Jordan has one too). So... no news on that end  :lol  (plus it's a dynamic mic in the middle of a band room, reeeeeeeally slim chance that anything that mic captured would end up in the final product). (Come to think of it, I see very few microphones, just two overheads for the drums, so this is definitely not a drum tracking scenario... Which is obvious since there are more people in the room. So writing session/scratch track recording seems way more likely!).
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So the 2 that appear on everyones list can have up to 5 number one spots.

12 different bassist are at least one persons number one. I find that one interresting.

I will still wager that the top spots will be between those 2, unless a couple of lists come i without them.
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Movies and TV / Re: Last movie you saw? v2.0
« Last post by Orbert on Today at 10:55:15 AM »
The Corleone family probably had 15-20 capos at that time. They were based on both the biggest and the smallest of the families (Gennovese and Bonanno), and that's probably what you could expect from either. Tessio, Clemeza, and Pentangeli (and later Joey Zasa) were just the three that figured into the various plot lines.

I've read the book at least four or five times, and of course watched the movie dozens of times, and I'm either completely misremembering or just plain misinterpreted things, but I thought it was made pretty clear that Don Vito had exactly two caporegimes, Sal Tessio and Peter Clemenza.  Clemenza worked more closely with the Don, while Tessio's operations were kept more remote.  Sure, there were lots of "soldiers" (Paulie was one we got to know a little), and a whole power structure, but I have trouble with the idea that there were another dozen or more captains of equal status to Clemenza and Tessio and we just never saw or heard anything about them.

Time to re-read the book, I guess.  It's been a few years, so I'm about due anyway.

Wouldn't Frankie be a more logical "replacement" to Tessio? 

I'm answering this one second (though it was posted first) because it only makes sense based on my reply to Bart.


Tessio's departure was during the time Don Vito was transitioning his power and authority to Don Michael.  Vito told Michael that whoever sets up the meeting with Barzini is the traitor.  There's a brief conversation between Tom and (I can't remember who) where Tom says that it's actually the smart move, and Tessio was always the smarter one.  This is in response to the suggestion that it might have been Clemenza.  The fact that those are the only two possibilities mentioned seems to again say to me that there's only the two of them.

To answer the question, though, I had never considered the idea of Tessio's replacement.  Michael was restructuring the family business, top to bottom I'm sure, as that would be his way, and I guess I assumed that the position was no longer necessary.  I always assumed that the Pentangeli character was created when they couldn't get Richard Castellano back to play Clemenza in Part II.  To me the idea was that Tessio had turned at the end of the first movie, and with Clemenza turning on Michael, it was the end of Don Vito's original structure, which in a way was something Don Michael wanted anyway, as he had always meant to convert the family business to legitimate business on every level.
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Dream Theater / Re: DT16 Timeline Thread - DT16 sessions initiated
« Last post by jammindude on Today at 10:51:06 AM »
Re: Vans

I still buy a new pair of “Spiccolli Specials” once every couple of years.

I was a bit stunned when the kid working the counter was unaware that it was their flagship shoe…and he had never even heard of Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  Dude! You wouldn’t even BE here right now if it weren’t for THIS shoe being in THAT movie!!  :rollin :rollin :rollin

To me (and everyone I grew up with), THESE are the originals.  Slip-ons came into vogue for me because they were the only sneaker that my Catholic high school would allow boys to wear.  Whatever boost the company got from Fast Times didn't sustain it, and it filed for bankruptcy in the mid-'80s.  They made a big comeback in the late '90s with the advent of X-Games type competitions and the resurgence of skateboarding.



Seriously WOAH.

I honestly had no idea, nor have I ever seen this style before. Shows what I know.  :rollin
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ooh i played unranked, maybe that's why. it was just hordes of people 1 shotting me and shooting me from nowhere

That's how that game is played though and a reason I don't like it, people just holding tight angles for the one shot snipe.

Yea, it's especially common in unranked games. Honestly I think CS shines in the ranked lobbies. Their matchmaking is fantastic and lot of one shot stuff is often mitigated by players knowing where people maybe camped. I'd say the biggest hurdle for CS is becoming familiar with the maps. If you ever want to play shoot me a pm.
Yeah I was going to say Counterstrike probably has the fewest cheaters of any competitive shooter out there.
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The Serpent and the King:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dqi19sOyNE

Someone explain to me how Halford can sound this good at 72 years old?  This one may be tough for him to sing live, but he's fucking smoking it on the record.   :metal

his voice is great but thats not my fav type of Judas song
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General Discussion / Re: What pissed you off today?
« Last post by gmillerdrake on Today at 10:47:25 AM »
Cats have entered our homes millennia ago, and we befriended them; some say the impetus was theirs, as they use "meaow" only with us, in an attempt to mimic our vowel laden languages, and the relationship seems to be "you seem to draw joy from my presence, the least you can do is feed and shelter me". I'm not sure "domesticated" does it justice, as to me it implies a sort of subordination.

Independent, clean, discrete, loyal to their personality: it seems a pretty good model of living for humans as well.

I grew up with having cats....we had a LOT of them. My mom loved and still loves them. I like them and think they're awesome animals but we've never owned one as a pet. I personally think they're outdoor pets and will wait until we eventually get some property to then get a few to let run around. But won't ever have one as an 'in house' pet for a few reasons. But, I do like them.
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General Discussion / Re: What pissed you off today?
« Last post by Indiscipline on Today at 10:40:22 AM »
Cats have entered our homes millennia ago, and we befriended them; some say the impetus was theirs, as they use "meaow" only with us, in an attempt to mimic our vowel laden languages, and the relationship seems to be "you seem to draw joy from my presence, the least you can do is feed and shelter me". I'm not sure "domesticated" does it justice, as to me it implies a sort of subordination.

Independent, clean, discrete, loyal to their personality: it seems a pretty good model of living for humans as well.
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