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by jbuck919
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20229

Corlyss_D wrote:
Barry Z wrote:I'd love your support for pushing to keep country music and NASCAR below the Mason-Dixon line :).
Can someone explain to me how NASCAR got to be America's Pastime? What is so damn fascinating about people running around in a circle?
Actually, I believe they use automobiles.
by jbuck919
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20229

A.LaPorta wrote:This may constitute a limitation to the scope of science....
Vive la limitation.
by jbuck919
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phot ID's to vote
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

My Granny has congestive heart failure and is confined to a wheel chair. She can only stand up for a few seconds, she's nearly blind now and extremely hard of hearing. She doen't follow the news anymore and is incapable of voting, photo ID or no photo ID. My sympathies, and I didn't mean to be flip...
by jbuck919
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Phot ID's to vote
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

Yes, there is. You can go to the same place where you get a driver's license and get a photo ID which does not constitute being a licensed driver. It's very easy and I was about to take my Granny there after she moved to Georgia, but instead she ended up in a nursing home where she didn't need the ...
by jbuck919
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Toccata and Fugue orchestral opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 5260

Re: Toccata and Fugue orchestral opinions?

aircanuck wrote:Even if you want to chime in that the only real version is done with an organ :) l
OK. Chiming in.
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20229

There is no such thing as a "Darwinist" in the sense you imply... That was my initial thought as well........."What the hell is a hardcore Darwinist?" I suppose it's someone who refuses to reject the moutains of hard evidence that have been and continue to be examined by scientists in favor of reli...
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The relentless campaign to suppress science
Replies: 51
Views: 20229

Just underscores the fact that both hard core Darwinists and Biblical Literalists are not only both close minded and way behind the times but haven't a clue as to what's happening in their respective philosophical fields. Serious studies in the areas of philosophy of science and philosophy of relig...
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Critical analysis of their own parties
Replies: 4
Views: 6290

FIVE months after the presidential election Democrats are still pointing fingers at one another and trying to figure out why Republicans won. Was the problem the party's position on social issues or taxes or defense or what? Were there tactical errors made in the conduct of the campaign? Were the r...
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Critical analysis of their own parties
Replies: 4
Views: 6290

Re: Critical analysis of their own parties

By a series of recent initiatives, Republicans have transformed our party into the political arm of conservative Christians. Excuse, me, a "series of recent initiatives"? I don't think that a movement going back to 1980 and the election of a president who was happy to have on his coattails any supp...
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: For Corlyss and other very lazy cooks...
Replies: 29
Views: 13616

Now, just in case: if you can get hold of sardo cheese – a pungent Sardinian one – that’s even better than parmesan. Sardo is a pecorino--a sheep's milk cheese. Even a pecorino romano, commonly found in the US, would be slightly more authentic. Marcella Hazan, as a I recall, uses a combination (she...
by jbuck919
Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Ancient Echoes
Replies: 7
Views: 5749

Re: Ancient Echoes

While I've been getting the crap kicked out of me over in the Pub, I've been listening to a nice album by the San Antonio Vocal Arts Ensemble called Ancinet Echoes. It's subtitle is "Music from the Time of Jesus and Jerusalem's Second Temple." It attempts to recreate the music of ancient Israel. It...
by jbuck919
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: The Ultimate in irony
Replies: 11
Views: 6669

I have my doubts about the notion that the great composers had a feel and then found a way to put it into music. Tchaikovsky might have done that, and with notably inferior results. I think the greatest composers discovered the expressiveness of music through some internal process that remains a mys...
by jbuck919
Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Disgusting
Replies: 62
Views: 28534

Whatever, I didn't even read the last posts. I just don't care. Yes, of course! I begged daddy on bended knees for the Hungerford records. I just couldn't have lived without them!!! And I am a horrible cad for not bowing down, and falling all over myself to offer profuse gratitude for them, as well...
by jbuck919
Mon Mar 28, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: In the Age of Apologies...
Replies: 13
Views: 6195

Perhaps you mean Goya. Can you find the pic on the web you think I meant? I thought I meant Velasquez. We are both right. I think you are thinking of the famous Las Meninas: http://www.artchive.com/meninas.htm and I was thinking of Goya's portrait of a later Spanish royal family, which I'm not prov...
by jbuck919
Mon Mar 28, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: In the Age of Apologies...
Replies: 13
Views: 6195

It seems that the males of the Royal Family do not have exceedingly good taste in the women they choose to dally with. King Edward chose Sloan Simpson and now the Prince of Wales chooses Camilla Parker Bowles. The pictures of both of those ladies aren't fit to adorn a dart board in a good English p...
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Times Op-Ed Piece: "Breeding Psychotics"
Replies: 7
Views: 8802

What the heck is a "moster poster"? Is it a misspelling of "monster," or is it just Corlyss' rhyming sense of humor? I'm also flattered to be a "master guide." Jeez, folks, I just come here to pass some time in a pleasant way every day. Some state penal systems still have strong rehabilitation progr...
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Times Op-Ed Piece: "Breeding Psychotics"
Replies: 7
Views: 8802

Ralph, I doubt that you and I are going to find much company here when it comes to the principle that humane treatment of prisoners is an absolute value as a matter of basic morality and keeping ourselves within bounds of decent human conduct. The mentality that criminals forfeit their right to be c...
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Voigt Went the Drastic Surgery Route
Replies: 8
Views: 10595

What I want to know is why so many singers are fat. I can't speak to the women (God help us if we ever get a male poster who thinks he's figured out women), but it is not such a big deal with the men. Caruso was not fat at all. He had an endomorphic body type to begin with and his autopsy revealed ...
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:43 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: New state quarters
Replies: 1
Views: 4473

Hey--stay away from Maryland. It has two hard-working liberal Democratic senators, one of whom is gay, and that's enough for me.

Acutally, this was hilarious and I only wish the guy had lampooned every single state from the old Confederacy, all of which richly deserve it.
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 17199

And it's not supposed welfare-statism, John. It's the real deal. I suppose I shouldn't have used the word "supposed." Like you, I grew up with the notion that "welfare" is a dirty word. In fact, the notion that a nation, once it reaches a certain level of prosperity, takes care of all of its own is...
by jbuck919
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Voigt Went the Drastic Surgery Route
Replies: 8
Views: 10595

The problem with obesity is that it is an almost incurable disorder on an outpatient basis. There are two ways to lose weight: more exercise, and reduced intake of calories. But the body is designed so that muscle is consumed before fat when one takes in fewer calories than one's daily needs. And ob...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: It happened again
Replies: 9
Views: 9127

At least you're back with that adorable screen name by which we've all come to know and love you. :D

It is totally not fair that new members are going to view you as junior to me for heaven knows how long.
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: The "Feel-good Fuehrer"
Replies: 7
Views: 9729

Modern Germans, as noble a people as exist on the face of the Earth, cannot comprehend what happened in their grandparents' generation. It is to them a nightmare and best left to others to decipher. The whole situation gives a new meaning to the famous passage from the Rubayyaat as translated by Fit...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Have a good Easter weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 16591

I forgive you (I'm not sure Nigel will). You've obviously been up for at least 48 hours nursing your "sick child." I really wasn't confused, John. I was expecting Nigel to read this post. And I wasn't being dense. I honestly did not think that Nigel would have to so distort his customary screen nam...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

Re: The Princeton Record Exchange - those of you who haven't visited in a while will be sorry to know that its volume and selection of classical CDs is not what it used to be. There still (at least as of a few months ago)is quite a lot of LPs, in boxes on tables and underneath - but the CD count is...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

Re: Reaching That Funny-Age

The prime factoring of 52 is 13 x 2 x 2. It is hardly a milestone birthday. Huh? You know I donno nothin' about numbers. They merely confuse and frustrate me. I admit that 52 didn't strike me as particularly memorable, but then neither did 21, 30, 40, or 50. 24 was a very good year - I was sure I'd...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Have a good Easter weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 16591

It's European slang for a smelly prostitute. :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Why, Nigel! You ol' dog, you! :wink: I forgive you (I'm not sure Nigel will). You've obviously been up for at least 48 hours nursing your "sick child." Actually, it is what we would call a pie with a filling ma...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 14
Views: 13805

Hackers such as Achilles are so sad; how awful it must be to be him. Not half as sad as he would be if I got my hands on him for just 5 min. For this, were it in my power, I would suspend the rule of law. :wink: The really sad thing is that anyone with that much knowledge of computer systems has a ...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Have a good Easter weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 16591

Corlyss_D wrote:What is an onion tart?
It's European slang for a smelly prostitute. :shock: :lol:

Actually, it is what we would call a pie with a filling made mostly of onions. I must have a recipe somewhere if you're seriously interested. Oh those French; they make magic out of everything they cook.
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 17199

I know that as was the case in the Cold War, the U.S. has to sometimes do things and deal with people that it wouldn't do under the best of circumstances. And there have been times when those instances have come back to haunt us (Saddam for example). Will this be one of those times? If radicals som...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

I was more than happy to take them off their hands. I already had so many LPs in my collection that a few (hundred) more wouldn't hurt. Many times I found out-of-print LPs that I had sought in vain for 10 or 15 years, and they had 5 copies of each, in good condition and at bargain prices. Scratches...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

Re: Reaching That Funny-Age

Today, my body reached the milestone of 52 years. (Though my spirit is but 17 years old. Born again in 1988) Am I alone, or has anyone else noticed a significant change in personal musical tastes as they have ploughed their furrow? Am I the only one to get it that today is your birthday, Colin? :) ...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 21964

'Scuse my 'French', but as my dear Brother would almost certainly say, 'Brunnen zuhören einer anderen CD mein Freund' Colin Take my advice and stay away from the online translators. Your "dear brother," who expressed himself properly in French, Italian, and Latin without ever having left Germany, d...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

Excellent reply Sir! Would you say you've begun to listen more, or less, to say Bach's choral works as the calendars flipped. Colin I fell in love with the great choral works of Bach, including the cantatas, as a freshman in college. They knocked me on my backside, and I have never gotten up. As a ...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

Bach, secular?! I think not, here's a clue why. Colossians 3:23 KJV And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord , and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But come now jbuck, have your musical tastes changed as...
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 21964

Colin wrote:One of my Brother's finest: Bach's 'Ich habe genung' BWV 82
The Germans have a similar saying: "Ich habe genug." Und Mensch, ich habe bei diesem Oster schon ganz und gar genug gehabt.
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Reaching That Funny-Age
Replies: 51
Views: 26198

I have indeed. I have come to wonder how the secular works of J.S. Bach are justified as "classical Christian" music.
by jbuck919
Sat Mar 26, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Continued Board Vulnerability
Replies: 5
Views: 7831

This site just isn't important enough for the kind of encryption needed for serious security. I disagree!! This site certainly IS important enough for the encrytion needed for serious security. Don't you really mean that such encryption security is TOO EXPENSIVE?? Well, obviously, it's important en...
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Continued Board Vulnerability
Replies: 5
Views: 7831

I got similar information from the best guru at school. There is actually online-downloadable softare that permits hacking. This site just isn't important enough for the kind of encryption needed for serious security.
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Disgusting
Replies: 62
Views: 28534

Mark, I imagine that it is no more fair to say that the hack was against you than that it was in favor of me, who only had to sign on after Lance + Webmaster brought the place back up. There was probably something in the hack that targeted members with more than a certain number of posts, which is w...
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Better Than a Plastic Dashboard Jesus
Replies: 8
Views: 8611

What's the problem? Traditional Catholics believe they are literally eating the body of Christ at communion. And Easter eggs are a traditional symbol of the resurrection. Plus, what about hot cross buns?
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Will This Come Back to Haunt the U.S.?
Replies: 36
Views: 17199

I have to imagine that the reasoning in Washington is something like this: We're satisfying a constituent with a lobby (the folks that make the planes), the Pakistanis are getting weapons they don't realize are worthless outside the context of a comprehensive modern armed force, and the gulf between...
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: Recent Purchases
Replies: 22
Views: 15348

The last time I did this was on the other board, where I was raked over the coals. It seems that revealing one's CD purchases is a surer insight into the dark side of one's personality than a Rohrschach test. But everybody here is a lot friendlier (yeah, right), and one desires to celebrate the rebi...
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: WAYLT
Replies: 39
Views: 21964

Corlyss_D wrote:My neighbor's front-end loader moving his mound of gravel for the umpteenth time.

It's a new composition by Glass . . .
My turn: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Corner Pub March-August 05
Topic: Backup system
Replies: 14
Views: 13805

pizza wrote:Just imagine -- for about an hour we've all had more posts than Ralph!!!!!
Hey, look at me! I survived with my post numbers intact. Signature, too. (Uh, oh, does that make me a suspect?) :oops:
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 15529

Do you guys who show Site Administrator have also show delete, edit and ip buttons on posts not yours ? No, but I got my own edit button back (apparently I was logged in the first time but not the second--here we go again with "the curse of guest"). I would like to say that I feel very bad for Lanc...
by jbuck919
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05
Topic: What happened?
Replies: 14
Views: 15529

What happened?

This does not look like the normal seasonal transition, especially since Lance is now listed as the newest member. Sigh, you go to bed and when you get up the next morning....

Edit: and omigosh it's got me down as admin. If nominated, I refuse to run; if elected, I refuse to serve. :D