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post #481 of 540
Among fans of the Monkees, this has been common knowledge for years.

Monkees screen test.

They were all in good pop fun.
post #482 of 540
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the first "Manufactured" boy band?
Not by a long shot. One of the earliest was The Champs in 1958. A collection of studio musicians recorded 'Tequila' as a B side for the Dave Burgess single 'Train to Nowhere'. The A side did go nowhere, but 'Tequila' went to number one, so a touring band had to be created. Later members included Glenn Campbell and Seals and Crofts, before they made their own names. What made 'The Monkees' different is that they were recruited for their looks and acting ability, not their musical chops, though they held their own in that respect as well.
post #483 of 540

If we're going to be waiting a LONG time for Brian, we can relive old tech this way:

telnet://towel.blinkenlights.nl

May the force be with you.

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post #484 of 540
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

If we're going to be waiting a LONG time for Brian, we can relive old tech this way:
telnet://towel.blinkenlights.nl
May the force be with you.
wink.gif

Many years ago one of my daughters asked me “Dad! what's a record player?” I just about needed a IV after that. rolleyes.gif
post #485 of 540
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Yeah, big surprise there. While I don't think I knew that in the first year of watching that new show, I did know not too long after they were backed musically by studio musicians although that somewhat changed in time, they were The Knack of their day (sort of, Monkees were much bigger but same concept as some of the boy vocal bands have been).
Ah yes........the "flash in the pan" band with their one hit wonder, "My Sharonna".
post #486 of 540
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

Many years ago one of my daughters asked me “Dad! what's a record player?” I just about needed a IV after that. rolleyes.gif
Yep, probably the same question could be asked about 8-track tapes and reel to reel. I imagine most still know what a Cassette is.

Speaking of record players........I recently extricated all my LPs and related paraphernalia from the cave and sold it all for cheap. A major milestone....... no more vinyl for me. smile.gif
post #487 of 540
Some of the things I grew up with that I don't really miss include:
- manual typewriter;
- record player;
- rotary-dial telephone;
- a TV with no remote control; and
- a car with AM radio only, no A/C, manual (crank) windows and vinyl-covered bench seats. eek.gif
post #488 of 540
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Originally Posted by eljaycanuck View Post

Some of the things I grew up with that I don't really miss include:
- manual typewriter;
- record player;
- rotary-dial telephone;
- a TV with no remote control; and
- a car with AM radio only, no A/C, manual (crank) windows and vinyl-covered bench seats. eek.gif
Do you remember when autos were sold with a radio/heater option? To think that was considered luxury back then shows how far we've come. Heck, now it's next to impossible to find an auto that doesn't come with keyless entry and electric locks as standard.
post #489 of 540
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Do you remember when autos were sold with a radio/heater option?
I think that may have been just before my time (I'm 45), but not by much.
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To think that was considered luxury back then shows how far we've come. Heck, now it's next to impossible to find an auto that doesn't come with keyless entry and electric locks as standard.
Yup. My little Mazda3 has features that, at one time, were quite the luxury (A/C, sunroof, heated seats, power windows/doors/locks, ABS, traction control) or weren't even imaginable (Bluetooth phone, CD player, satellite radio).
post #490 of 540
How is this thread still going? LOL biggrin.gif
post #491 of 540

It's the beer.

post #492 of 540
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Originally Posted by jarretc View Post

How is this thread still going? LOL biggrin.gif

We thought it was fitting to derail it, given the OP wink.gif
post #493 of 540
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Originally Posted by LastButNotLeast View Post

It's the beer.

Can't go there without volunteering your current one....Bear Republic Racer 5 for me at the moment.
post #494 of 540
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Do you remember when autos were sold with a radio/heater option?
I think that may have been just before my time (I'm 45), but not by much.
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To think that was considered luxury back then shows how far we've come. Heck, now it's next to impossible to find an auto that doesn't come with keyless entry and electric locks as standard.
Yup. My little Mazda3 has features that, at one time, were quite the luxury (A/C, sunroof, heated seats, power windows/doors/locks, ABS, traction control) or weren't even imaginable (Bluetooth phone, CD player, satellite radio).

Well, to an extent the car companies probably fiigure worth some replacement/repair sales down the line....while simple is perhaps more durable/economical in the long run why sell 'em that way?
post #495 of 540
Car manufactures were including seat belts, radios, heaters and fold down seats in cars, way back in the 50's. It was called a station wagon.
post #496 of 540
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Originally Posted by BeeMan458 View Post

Car manufactures were including seat belts, radios, heaters and fold down seats in cars, way back in the 50's. It was called a station wagon.

Not too far back in the 50's, from wikipedia:

American car manufacturers Nash (in 1949) and Ford (in 1955) offered seat belts as options, while Swedish Saab first introduced seat belts as standard in 1958.[5] After the Saab GT 750 was introduced at the New York Motor Show in 1958 with safety belts fitted as standard, the practice became commonplace.[6]

Saab beat Volvo, didn't know that.

I do remember cars and trucks where even the am radio was an option, though most went for it, and I remember driving many a car with just an AM radio...
post #497 of 540
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

American car manufacturers Nash (in 1949) and Ford (in 1955) offered seat belts as options....
Options that few were willing to pay for. They only became stock when the government mandated it, and the same applies to when most people actually started using them. rolleyes.gif
post #498 of 540
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

Not too far back in the 50's, from wikipedia:

We had a 57 Ford wagon (292 cid) with electric front seats, seat belts; front and back, heater and radio. I wasn't trying to split hairs. That was an era I lived and remember. My sisters and I drove that wagon, to and from school.

(It's nick name was: "The Yellow Banana Wagon")
post #499 of 540
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How is this thread still going? LOL biggrin.gif

what do you mean? this thread finally just got to the point where its worth reading...the op should be updated to skip the first 14 pages. biggrin.gif
post #500 of 540
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

Options that few were willing to pay for. They only became stock when the government mandated it, and the same applies to when most people actually started using them. rolleyes.gif

So true! I never did wear them until mandated along with everyone else I knew. Moving fast forward to today, I would feel naked without them! I don’t see how we all went on for years not using them. confused.gif
post #501 of 540
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Originally Posted by steve nn View Post

So true! I never did wear them until mandated along with everyone else I knew. Moving fast forward to today, I would feel naked without them! I don’t see how we all went on for years not using them. confused.gif
Totally agree and I also felt the same exact way about the helmet law!
post #502 of 540
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Originally Posted by DotJun View Post

Totally agree and I also felt the same exact way about the helmet law!
New Hampshire has no helmet law, nor a seat belt law for those over the age of 18. In the vast majority of motorcycle accident deaths the rider was not wearing a helmet, in the vast majority of car accident deaths the victims were not wearing seat belts. Our state motto is 'Live Free or Die', but perhaps 'Live Free and Die' would be more accurate. In both cases I don't attribute the deaths to vehicular accidents, I chalk them up to terminal stupidity.
post #503 of 540
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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

New Hampshire has no helmet law, nor a seat belt law for those over the age of 18. In the vast majority of motorcycle accident deaths the rider was not wearing a helmet, in the vast majority of car accident deaths the victims were not wearing seat belts. Our state motto is 'Live Free or Die', but perhaps 'Live Free and Die' would be more accurate. In both cases I don't attribute the deaths to vehicular accidents, I chalk them up to terminal stupidity.
It helps clean up the gene pool.
post #504 of 540
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

It helps clean up the gene pool.
Speaking of which, here's an idea, albeit, a little tongue in cheek. Let's have a designated Drunk Driver night. One night a year, drunk driving rules are set aside and ignored. This way, all the drunks will go out and get drunk, drive, kill themselves in car accidents and voila, problem solved. Just be sure to stay home that night if you're not gonna participate. biggrin.gif

Oh, and while we're at it, seat belt laws will be ignored that night as well.
post #505 of 540
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Originally Posted by Torqdog View Post

Speaking of which, here's an idea, albeit, a little tongue in cheek. Let's have a designated Drunk Driver night. One night a year, drunk driving rules are set aside and ignored. This way, all the drunks will go out and get drunk, drive, kill themselves in car accidents and voila, problem solved. Just be sure to stay home that night if you're not gonna participate. biggrin.gif

Oh, and while we're at it, seat belt laws will be ignored that night as well.

Sure why not!.. Oh heck maybe at the same time it could mandated that they’d be armed and packin! eek.gif
post #506 of 540
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Originally Posted by Brian323 View Post

I honestly cannot tell the difference between subs. I currently have a BIC H-100 sub and today and the day before I demoed the Rythmics and the Hsu's and they sound the same. It had a little more thump when I was demoing them, but thats because they had the volume pretty loud. I can turn up the volume on my BIC and they sound exactly the same.

QUestion, what does one look for when shopping for subs?

Here's how I look at it;

1. I want to hear the whole movie. Although you can hear most of the content with a 30hz sub, there are many movies and tv shows or series, documentaries etc.. that make use lower bass. Once you actually get to hear those frequencies happen, then you will realize that you had missed that response from the movie before, or you might even check outside to see if a loud diesel truck was driving by, but it was really just your sub. I live by an airport, and some large cargo jets take-off and land within about 1 mile from my house. The sound these things create can actually be reproduced by my system closely enough for me to think an airplane was flying low near my house when I returned from the bathroom and realized that it was a movie scene. This is unlikely from a $200-500 consumer sub.

2. Sound levels / dynamics. I don't need to get my chest rattled constantly, nor do I need to feel the floor ripple (yes, it feels like the entire floor wobbles) during a movie. Well, what I mean is I don't want to hear that ALL the time, but only when there is a scene or an effect that needs it. At that point the sub is ready for anything, but sits there until it is needed for a cleanly performed effect without being near its clipping / fart can zone. Its basically having some extra left over so that you know you never run out.

A cheaper subwoofer from my experience, will usually start to roll off around 35-45hz, which still gives you plenty of bass - but there is still a lot of missing bass information to fully reproduce many movie soundstages. Also, they tend to reach their limits quickly and sometimes will easily chuff and fart depending on certain soundtracks etc..
post #507 of 540
^LOL
post #508 of 540
haha, i think he must have skipped posts 2-505 tongue.gif
post #509 of 540
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Originally Posted by Bond 007 View Post

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Originally Posted by Bill Fitzmaurice View Post

New Hampshire has no helmet law, nor a seat belt law for those over the age of 18. In the vast majority of motorcycle accident deaths the rider was not wearing a helmet, in the vast majority of car accident deaths the victims were not wearing seat belts. Our state motto is 'Live Free or Die', but perhaps 'Live Free and Die' would be more accurate. In both cases I don't attribute the deaths to vehicular accidents, I chalk them up to terminal stupidity.
It helps clean up the gene pool.

+1 to Darwinism
post #510 of 540
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Originally Posted by simp1yamazn View Post

haha, i think he must have skipped posts 2-505 tongue.gif

Heh, that was the thread equivalent of..........



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