What Are You Doing Right Now? Part SEVENTEEN - Court of Owls

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  • I'll give you some news: My local mall is building barricades around the entrance and reinforcing windows to avoid getting raided by angry mobs.
  • Happy latEST birthday, Witt. Ha, I win. Last word.
  • bigmfbigmf Tiny Hulk Smash!
    Happy Birthday Witt. A little late, sorry about that.
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    I'll just wish you all happy birthday now and call myself early.
  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    I've never heard of a mall making people mad enough that they decided they wanted to break it.
    But seriously, that sounds ... troubling. Peaceful coexistence is clearly not the default state for humans. Ugh.
  • bigmf said:

    Happy Birthday Witt. A little late, sorry about that.

    I will ban you!
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    Witticus said:

    To reverse a drought, you need consistent rain over a long period of time. Too much rain can make it worse as it actively destroys the soil.

    yes, especially in places where wildfire destroys the vegetation that usually keeps the ground, well 'together' at the surface with their network of roots. Luckily, its only been a constant light rain (what I call a 'soaker') and not the downpour variety, so slides have been minimal.
    Wildcat15 said:

    I'll give you some news: My local mall is building barricades around the entrance and reinforcing windows to avoid getting raided by angry mobs.

    wait, what? what's going on there buddy?
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    Surely nobody is that mad about a Sears closure.
  • Wildcat15 said:

    I'll give you some news: My local mall is building barricades around the entrance and reinforcing windows to avoid getting raided by angry mobs.

    Wow, are they really that hyped for Nintendo Switch pre-orders in Mexico?
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    I still don't have an NES Classic yet.
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    dog037 said:

    I still don't have an NES Classic yet.

    Join the club!

    I resorted to pulling out my OLD NES from storage and hooking it up. Now my (almost) 6 year old son is hooked on playing all the Mario games and others like Mike Tyson's Punch Out.

    His mom is not happy with me.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    Witticus said:

    To reverse a drought, you need consistent rain over a long period of time. Too much rain can make it worse as it actively destroys the soil.

    Soneone's been watching Bill Nye.
  • bigmfbigmf Tiny Hulk Smash!

    Witticus said:

    To reverse a drought, you need consistent rain over a long period of time. Too much rain can make it worse as it actively destroys the soil.

    Soneone's been watching Bill Nye.
    With binoculars, from the alley behind Bill Nye's house.
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP
    edited January 10

    Witticus said:

    To reverse a drought, you need consistent rain over a long period of time. Too much rain can make it worse as it actively destroys the soil.

    Soneone's been watching Bill Nye.
    I learned it all by myself. Years ago, Georgia had a really bad drought and our science teachers banded together to teach us all why a recent near flooding did jack squat to fix the problem.

    Edit: Damn it looks like they're still in drought conditions. It's the 2nd worst behind California.

    http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/
  • Dadasaurus RexDadasaurus Rex Rawwwwwwr!
    edited January 10
    Southern California is all going to look like the Salton Sea in 5 years.

    hmmm...looks a lot like the Alamo Sea
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    Aren't we going to see the basement?
  • LordFlatusLordFlatus Rising Star
    Band practice didn't go so swell last night, seeing as how we're now preparing for a gig on March 3rd and I didn't have any time to practice let alone work on new songs.

    But Styx with Don Felder at the Venetian was a fantastic show, so it was worth it. Pinball Hall of Fame rocks, KISS mini-golf is the bomb, and the Bellagion Buffet is as tasty as ever. My wife is even all set to start planning a renewal of our vows for our 20th anniversary... at the KISS "Love It Loud" wedding chapel at the KISS mini-golf complex at the Rio. I have the best wife in the world.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    I still find it a little ironic that Felder was unjustly thrown out of a band and then teams up with a band who unjustly threw out one of their members.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    If this latest political rumor is true, I hope the white house has some rubber sheets somewhere in storage.
  • PEEOTUS trending on Twitter right now.
  • LordFlatusLordFlatus Rising Star
    FujiSkunk said:

    I still find it a little ironic that Felder was unjustly thrown out of a band and then teams up with a band who unjustly threw out one of their members.

    I thought DDY left of his own accord and only then realized that he wasn't all that.
  • Lawdog1521Lawdog1521 Squirrel Chasing Expert
    The President just came out to Coldplay.

    Perhaps the repubs have been right about him all along.
  • calloycalloy Unsigned
    i hear platinum showers are classier
  • Meat-PopsicleMeat-Popsicle Road Warrior
    Bloodstone shower = see a kidney specialist immediately
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    whhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ?
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited January 11

    FujiSkunk said:

    I still find it a little ironic that Felder was unjustly thrown out of a band and then teams up with a band who unjustly threw out one of their members.

    I thought DDY left of his own accord and only then realized that he wasn't all that.
    Dennis DeYoung was separated from the band through-out the recording process for Brave New World. That's why the album sounds like songs by DeYoung plus songs by the rest of the band. This was due to DeYoung staying home in Chicago because of an illness while the rest of the band worked in California. Then, once the album was out, DeYoung learned the band had ejected him completely. Some lawyer talk went back and forth, but eventually they settled. You could say DeYoung voluntarily left since he agreed -- through lawyers -- to stay out and let Shaw and Young keep the name, but at the time the rest of the members conspired to throw him out, he had no intention of leaving. For the longest time the band's bio barely mentioned DeYoung, but now it at least acknowledges his contribution to the band, albeit in the same sentence it makes clear he will never be invited back.

    I suppose Felder, Shaw and Young do have a bit of a common ground in that Felder was ejected because, in his words, Frey and Henley didn't want a democracy, and DeYoung was ejected because, in Shaw's and Young's words, they wanted a democracy. Even so, given how underhanded and behind-the-back both ejections were, I still find it ironic.
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOJ
  • WitticusWitticus VERY DEEP

    FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOJ

    We're gonna need you to censor this comment, there's children!
  • LordFlatusLordFlatus Rising Star
    FujiSkunk said:

    FujiSkunk said:

    I still find it a little ironic that Felder was unjustly thrown out of a band and then teams up with a band who unjustly threw out one of their members.

    I thought DDY left of his own accord and only then realized that he wasn't all that.
    Dennis DeYoung was separated from the band through-out the recording process for Brave New World. That's why the album sounds like songs by DeYoung plus songs by the rest of the band. This was due to DeYoung staying home in Chicago because of an illness while the rest of the band worked in California. Then, once the album was out, DeYoung learned the band had ejected him completely. Some lawyer talk went back and forth, but eventually they settled. You could say DeYoung voluntarily left since he agreed -- through lawyers -- to stay out and let Shaw and Young keep the name, but at the time the rest of the members conspired to throw him out, he had no intention of leaving. For the longest time the band's bio barely mentioned DeYoung, but now it at least acknowledges his contribution to the band, albeit in the same sentence it makes clear he will never be invited back.

    I suppose Felder, Shaw and Young do have a bit of a common ground in that Felder was ejected because, in his words, Frey and Henley didn't want a democracy, and DeYoung was ejected because, in Shaw's and Young's words, they wanted a democracy. Even so, given how underhanded and behind-the-back both ejections were, I still find it ironic.
    I'll give you credit for spelling separated correctly. :)

    My friend who is the Ultimate Styx Fan, to the extent of naming his daughter Lorelei and seeing Styx in concert about 53 times, is on the other side of the fence on this argument. His take is that DDY broke up the greatest rock -n- roll band of all time. He didn't go into details like you did, but your account just documents the dynamics of the final split without filling in any of the whys.

    It's no big deal to me. The current Styx line-up kicks major arse and I've seen them three times in the last two years and they've put on excellent shows each time.
  • razor63razor63 Unsigned
    Okay, I'll catch up with things.
    1.Happy Birthday, Witt, even if I'm like, 4 days late.
    2. I think the NES Classic is a phantom conspiracy etc. i.e. that Nintendo are probably just limiting stock to make it seem more popular than it is, or that it basically doesn't exist here, in the U.K.
    3. Styx? I'm not dead yet. Or Sticks? Don't you pick them up from under trees once they start to die?
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