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  1. Michael, to repeat myself, is the port exposed? As I said, wrens would set up a nest and be in heaven (at least until max spl).
  2. Hmmmmm....I don't think any competitive diver in the world would agree with that sentiment - same goes for any competitive gymnast (I don't know any competive skaters so I can't comment there). The same amount of "judging" that goes on in these sports is the same level that goes on in basketball, football, rugby, hockey, etc etc...Think I'm crazy? Go talk to some diving judges and see how structured the scoring system is. The only reason different judges give different scores is because they don't all see the same things...and that is something that happens in every sport (especially rugby and water polo, where the refs will even have the explicit option to not call something). Structured scoring does not a sport make.. For example, as a percussionist in high school there were try outs for all state band involving qualifying, locals, regionals, and then state competition. The scoring was not only structured, it was blind (thanks to the nature of music). It was extremely competitive, even had its own version of overtime to decide contests. I know all this from personal experience. Is it a sport then? No. Although there are many elements of sport I don't think anyone would say that choosing the best musician that day would be a sport. So why would choosing the best diver or figure skater or whatever be any more of a sport? It cannot be argued that athletics is the difference, because I dare anyone to develop the chops needed to play music that physicality is the difference. Sport must be measured, either by mono a mono, team vs. team, or time vs. time.
  3. Sounds like a Bob Dylan tune.......but the best ones always are......
  4. What we need is an all knowing, benevolent dictator, you know, like me! So vote for me, Pete Tagliani, I'm your guy!
  5. We just did this thread a few months ago! Page, Dimeola, McGloughlin, Beck, Trower, Santana, Vaughn, Hendrix, and much much more all got their due.
  6. I agree Jeff. Some songs just demand cranking it up, such as Robin Trower's "Day of the Eagle" (definitely not Wuss the Eagle).
  7. Wuss the Eagle----that's priceless! Even better than Stanford's The Cardinal.
  8. Clue me in here, but exposed ports would have more than just water to worry about here. Every wren, wasp and other critters would plug it up in a season. On the other hand, if the ports are at least screened off then fifty bucks sounds like a great deal.
  9. You might max it out, but I think the original question meant topping out. I last topped out one my cars about 15 months ago at night (not smart, but I was lucky that 1. I didn't get caught, and 2. No other idiot was around to cause any problem.).
  10. "Cars with beautiful little bumpers" Exactly what the 1971 Alfa Romeo Spider personifies! Although I would say a "beautiful little car with beautiful little bumpers."
  11. LOL! It's not rocket science, except in this case it pretty much is. The math that eventually begot the formula is rocket science, the actual formula is not.
  12. Jeff, yes I have a MBA in finance from UNT. On top of a Bachelor's in Music Education from TCU. No one ever understood me in grad school when I told them that when I finally got it, that the Black-Scholes model for option pricing "sings."
  13. Well as a finance guy, I can say at least you became something more constructive to society, lol.
  14. BTW, no offense taken, see page 24 of the prettiest girl on the planet.
  15. So Jeff, what was your major before law school?
  16. ............ Yet! Now, you're thinking! Come up with the patent for a design, and you might find yourself a rich man one day. EDIT: Ahem! Excuse me. ".... find yourself to be a rich man..." No offense intended. [] Dude! You are definitely not just pretending to be a lawyer. Grammatically, you could have simply changed the phrase to "find yourself as a rich man."
  17. Hmmmmm....I don't think any competitive diver in the world would agree with that sentiment - same goes for any competitive gymnast (I don't know any competive skaters so I can't comment there). The same amount of "judging" that goes on in these sports is the same level that goes on in basketball, football, rugby, hockey, etc etc...Think I'm crazy? Go talk to some diving judges and see how structured the scoring system is. The only reason different judges give different scores is because they don't all see the same things...and that is something that happens in every sport (especially rugby and water polo, where the refs will even have the explicit option to not call something). The thing is, a goal is a goal. The ball, puck, or other object is in the net or across the line or not. A home run is a home run. Any other judged event cannot claim this totality. A racer crosses the line before the next racer. If you want to participate in a "sport" where you must be known by the judges, pay your dues, etc. as is heard countless times in "sports" like figure skating, then go ahead and believe it is a sport instead of a combination of politics, coaches politics, international politics and oh yeah by the way performance by all means live your dream.
  18. Yet cigarrette lighters in cars are not child proof.
  19. The very idea of cup holders in a BMW is repulsive. They are safer than their drivers as a car, only the coffee spillers are at risk.
  20. Very cogent codhead. If only we lived in a Brave New World, with such beautiful people in it.
  21. By the way, Jeff. Have you had a chance to experience any of the "classical" music recommendations?
  22. Our last posts were almost simultaneous. You answered my last question in a way. However, would BMW be at fault for not providing cup holders to the driving idiot?
  23. I repeat my question: Where does responsibility and liability intersect?
  24. I do see it as a two way obligation. Any driver by law knows the rights of the road and the duty to avoid pedestrians. Therefore the driver also knows that hot lava between the jewels while driving is at your own risk.
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