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Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:26 pm
by opusthepenguin
seaborgium wrote:
Vanya wrote:
MitchO wrote:Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

(I'm disappointed, but not at all surprised, that a group of intelligent people this diverse would eventually fall into a political conversation. Today is Election Day in the US. The Election Day ONE YEAR BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Please try to not make it unbearable to read this [or other] threads in the next year, folks)
And we may soon have a First Philanderer. What fun!
maybe he'll die before she takes office if you hope really hard
For that, you have to catch Tinkerbell, pull her wings off, and blow the wings out of your hand with your eyes closed while making a wish. This can only happen once, so don't waste your wish and don't screw it up.

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:02 am
by alietr
Anybody notice anything wrong?

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:05 pm
by Woof
Apart from the misspelling of phony?

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Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:26 pm
by alietr
Woof wrote:Apart from the misspelling of phony?
That's what I meant. But I looked it up, and 'phoney' appears to be an acceptable variation, much to my surprise (and chagrin, since I pointed it out to the cartoonist).

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:56 am
by trainman
Wiley used to require that, in the colorized versions of his daily strips, only the dialogue balloons be colored -- which really made them stand out on an all-colorized daily comics page.

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(Looks like the switchover to full color happened around the end of 2008.)

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:11 am
by MarkBarrett
I meant to post it earlier today when I read it in a newspaper and just now remembered:

Nov. 4th is the 54th birthday for both Jeff Probst and Ralph Macchio. They would both get the prize at the carnival game when the guesser went too low. Even with the park's "advantage" of plus/minus 2 or whatever it is these days.

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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:01 pm
by MarkBarrett
In the Jeopardy! Store in the comments for the t-shirt: http://store.jeopardy.com/jeopardy-t-sh ... =117536063

was a post by a Bruce Weinstein that his wife Kristen Bancroft will be a contestant. He seems to have a certain amount of fame according to this page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Weinstein

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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:58 pm
by Bamaman
Is it ethical to use another company's website for a personal announcement?

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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:07 pm
by Vanya
Bamaman wrote:Is it ethical to use another company's website for a personal announcement?
Classless, maybe, but not unethical, unless he stands to gain from it.

I watched his CNN quiz, and I would define ethics much more narrowly. Fairness, compassion, and hurting someone's feelings have nothing to do with ethics, imo.

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Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:11 pm
by Budphrey
alietr wrote:Anybody notice anything wrong?

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Yes. "For" in the colloquial phrase "for free" is superfluous. AP style would demand saying "I've been doing it free all this time!" Are you sorry you asked?

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Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:36 am
by Vanya
I don't want my pot to be upset, thank you very much:

"... the tribe was destroying its existing crop and temporarily suspending its marijuana cultivation and disturbing facilities."

http://news.yahoo.com/lawyer-south-dako ... 22295.html

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:07 pm
by bpmod
Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not the only site on the internet that makes stuff up.

I have recently learned of a new box set by Bruce Springsteen set for release next month. So I googled to see if I could purchase it anywhere. I landed here first and found the following:
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10” x 12” box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs — most of which have never been seen before — plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is available for pre-order at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
If anybody knows where this can actually be purchased from a reputable source, let me know.

Brian

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:18 pm
by MarkBarrett
bpmod wrote:Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not the only site on the internet that makes stuff up.

I have recently learned of a new box set by Bruce Springsteen set for release next month. So I googled to see if I could purchase it anywhere. I landed here first and found the following:
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10” x 12” box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs — most of which have never been seen before — plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is available for pre-order at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
If anybody knows where this can actually be purchased from a reputable source, let me know.

Brian
Amazon Canada and Amazon U.S. each have both versions of it for pre-order coming out on Dec. 4. The price could go down by release day. Do you have a problem with Amazon or am I missing something? You want to somehow get it before it comes out?

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:33 pm
by bpmod
MarkBarrett wrote:Amazon Canada and Amazon U.S. each have both versions of it for pre-order coming out on Dec. 4. The price could go down by release day. Do you have a problem with Amazon or am I missing something? You want to somehow get it before it comes out?
Yes. I thought my problem with Amazon was well-documented here. Several years ago they stole my money so I don't intend to ever deal with them again.

I don't want it before it comes out (well, I would, but that's asking too much), but a pre-order is what I was hoping to do.

I don't know why Springsteen's website would claim that it is for sale at iTunes, when iTunes doesn't carry any product. As far as I know, they never have and I highly doubt they ever will. But, of course, I have no way of finding out for sure because when I go to their site, it wouldn't (even if I wanted to) allow me to purchase anything, not even a substandard download. I just get a big message across the top saying that they couldn't find iTunes on my computer. Boy, I wish I could get away with that kind of business model.

It seems weird that Columbia records would offer only one channel for purchase. Are Amazon and Columbia related somehow?

Brian

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:50 pm
by MarkBarrett
bpmod wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Amazon Canada and Amazon U.S. each have both versions of it for pre-order coming out on Dec. 4. The price could go down by release day. Do you have a problem with Amazon or am I missing something? You want to somehow get it before it comes out?
Yes. I thought my problem with Amazon was well-documented here. Several years ago they stole my money so I don't intend to ever deal with them again.

I don't want it before it comes out (well, I would, but that's asking too much), but a pre-order is what I was hoping to do.

I don't know why Springsteen's website would claim that it is for sale at iTunes, when iTunes doesn't carry any product. As far as I know, they never have and I highly doubt they ever will. But, of course, I have no way of finding out for sure because when I go to their site, it wouldn't (even if I wanted to) allow me to purchase anything, not even a substandard download. I just get a big message across the top saying that they couldn't find iTunes on my computer. Boy, I wish I could get away with that kind of business model.

It seems weird that Columbia records would offer only one channel for purchase. Are Amazon and Columbia related somehow?

Brian
Okay, Amazon out, fine. I can see it available for preorder on walmart.com and bestbuy.com. On iTunes it's available for preorder, but I could not find details to figure out what you would get. Perhaps mp4 only and some kind of computer download as well for the visual materials? I don't have enough experience at that site to know how it might work.

I get the impression it will be a widely available on the release day and you could walk into your store of choice that sells music to insure you walk out with the product. Good luck.

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:17 pm
by MinnesotaMyron
bpmod wrote:Unfortunately, Wikipedia is not the only site on the internet that makes stuff up.

I have recently learned of a new box set by Bruce Springsteen set for release next month. So I googled to see if I could purchase it anywhere. I landed here first and found the following:
‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is packaged in a 10” x 12” box with a hardcover 148-page coffee table book containing 200 studio and live photographs — most of which have never been seen before — plus pages from Springsteen’s notebooks, single covers, images and outtakes from the original album package, and other memorabilia documenting the album.

‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’ is available for pre-order at Amazon (4CD/3DVDs or 4CD/2Blu-ray) and iTunes.
If anybody knows where this can actually be purchased from a reputable source, let me know.

Brian
barnesandnoble.com has the DVD edition available for pre-order. Whether they also will have the Blu-Ray, I do not know.
MarkBarrett wrote:I get the impression it will be a widely available on the release day and you could walk into your store of choice that sells music to insure you walk out with the product. Good luck.
This.

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Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:54 pm
by Volante
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I get the impression it will be a widely available on the release day and you could walk into your store of choice that sells music to insure you walk out with the product. Good luck.
This.
I thought the same regarding the My Fair Lady 50th Blu-Ray...Best Buy didn't have it in stock within 250 miles of me...

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:16 am
by OrangeSAM
Volante wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I get the impression it will be a widely available on the release day and you could walk into your store of choice that sells music to insure you walk out with the product. Good luck.
This.
I thought the same regarding the My Fair Lady 50th Blu-Ray...Best Buy didn't have it in stock within 250 miles of me...
Considering where you live, I'm stunned. Simply stunned.

Could you order it online for store pick-up?

Re: Reretaken Down

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:11 am
by Volante
OrangeSAM wrote:
Volante wrote:
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:I get the impression it will be a widely available on the release day and you could walk into your store of choice that sells music to insure you walk out with the product. Good luck.
This.
I thought the same regarding the My Fair Lady 50th Blu-Ray...Best Buy didn't have it in stock within 250 miles of me...
Considering where you live, I'm stunned. Simply stunned.

Could you order it online for store pick-up?
Well, yeah, but that would've required going back out there...i just had it shipped home at that point.

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Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:43 am
by bpmod
I have discovered many times just how hard it is to find things in stock at an actual brick-and-mortar retail location. I have been fairly adept at finding things on eBay, but this item seems to go for much more there than I would like to pay.

But my original point, further clarified (I thought) in my second post on the subject, was: Why would they indicate that iTunes would be the place to purchase an item of this description, when iTunes carries nothing of the type?

Brian