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    Default Shake da Earf!

    LOL!

    I worked from home today 'cause the train was all screwed up this morning and I felt my time was better spent actually doing something instead of standing on a train platform for the majority of the morning.

    So the amps have been on all day and I had one of the channels on "Music Choice" on the cable box piped through all day. So they're good and hot.

    My neighbor stopped by just to BS since he's currently unemployed and was avoiding packing for a wedding he has to go to this weekend.

    He comes in with beer. GOOD MAN!

    Sits down and starts jabbering and then asks "What's that sound? Is there music playing?" I said "Yeah" and twisted the knob on the GFP-750. Then he says "Oh! Hey! Play this song!" and queues something up on his cellphone.

    So we listened to it and it was a good song. Dunno what it was 'cause I've been drinking since about 2 PM and trying to figure out how to get BlueCoat proxies and ArcSight loggers to talk to each other. My brain is potato.

    He was suitably impressed with the quality of the reproduction. Then he picked up the CD case that was sitting next to him on the end table and said "What's this?" I said "Butthole Surfers".

    He gave me a quizzical look and I thought it was either not his style or before his time. So I said "You're heard them before. "Pepper" was huge." So he says "Well, queue it up!" It was already in the SACD player so I just switched sources and hit play.

    I turned it up to 11.

    His socks were blown off by "The Little Penis Speakers" and the amp meters were pegging the needles pretty good. Probably over driving it all but hey, sometimes ya gotta just rock out!

    Then he looked around and got this look on his face and started shouting to mute it. So I paused it and was like "What? What's wrong?"

    He says "Did you feel that?" I said "Feel what?" He says "It felt like...an earthquake!"

    I said "Oh, no. Didn't feel it." and hit play to go back to my killer air guitar solo.

    A few seconds later he's yelling "There it is again!"

    Then I realized, that was no earfquake. That was about 1100 watts behind eight 12" woofers.

    I paused it and told him "That's no earfquake, dude. That's the stereo." He says "Whaaaaaaaaaat????? You're kidding!" I said "Nope, I'll even point at you when the earfquake starts and you tell me if I get it right!" So I hit play again and pointed at him and got it right each time.

    He says "Holy sh!#!!!"

    Then, since the amps were warm and the speakers loose, I played Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast At Tiffany's" which is acoustic guitar heavy and turned it up to 12.

    He was rubbing his ears and shouting when he left with a big stupid grin on his face.

    He might have gotten bitten by the bug.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    He might have gotten bitten by the bug.
    .....maybe enough to get a job ? Good story.

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    It's not like that.

    He's unemployed through no fault of his own. He's been going on interviews and stuff. It's just that there's so many people applying for the few jobs that are out there that it's nearly impossible to land anything.

    I actually feel bad for him 'cause he's a good guy.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Deep Blue Something's "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
    I would never have admitted to that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    I would never have admitted to that!
    'Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    It's not like that.

    He's unemployed through no fault of his own. He's been going on interviews and stuff. It's just that there's so many people applying for the few jobs that are out there that it's nearly impossible to land anything.

    I actually feel bad for him 'cause he's a good guy.
    Just bustin' chops John. Believe me, I sympathize with the guy as I'm in the same boat.

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    Awesome story JStas, what good is a system unless you can push it the odd time, not only hear it FEEL it!
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    I would miss not having a car or two some things are better over here.
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    Nice !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    I would never have admitted to that!


    Treitz, by any chance you weren't wearing this T-shirt during your audio "test" ?

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    I apologize, but I had to get that out of my system or else I would have started throwing things at the cat out of frustration.
    ..... not that that's a bad thing.


    No, it's kind of like having a muscle car. Sometimes you need to take it out (somewhere safe) and just bury you foot in the gas peddle, ignoring all standard operating procedures and safety protocols. Why ? Because you can and because it's fun.
    Good luck to your neighbor, it is tough out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo71 View Post
    I would never have admitted to that!
    I would have thought that one of you putzes would have picked up on the name I have for my Amazings rather than that.

    Y'all are slippin'.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    I would miss not having a car or two some things are better over here.
    wut?


    I have 3 cars over here.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigbluelight View Post


    Treitz, by any chance you weren't wearing this T-shirt during your audio "test" ?
    I might be missing something which is why all these responses are confusing me but treitz didn't comment in this thread nearest I can tell.

    You wouldn't happen to be threadjacking, would you?


    'Cause if you are...



























































    ...that'd be swell.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Ah ya know what, I think I'm gonna earfquake my house tonight...turn it all up to 11 and rock out in honour !
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    I worked from home today 'cause the train was all screwed up this morning?



    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    wut?


    I have 3 cars over here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    I might be missing something which is why all these responses are confusing me but treitz didn't comment in this thread nearest I can tell.

    You wouldn't happen to be threadjacking, would you?
    Well, ..... uhm ..... the important thing here is something other than me seemingly calling you by the wrong name so we'll pretend like it never happened and never talk about it again .

    So .... gotta go but in the meantime, PUMP UP THE VOLUME !


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    reminds me of the time I was showing my HT off to my mother in law and she says
    "is that supposed to make my chest shake?"
    and I reply "YES!"

    what else can you say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkieMan View Post
    I worked from home today 'cause the train was all screwed up this morning?
    Number one, any excuse to not go to the office. My office at home is SO much nicer than the one at work.

    Number two, to drive to work costs me $42 a day. That's 5 bucks bridge toll and $37 for parking in Center City. It's almost cheaper to park on the street for a buck and take the $35 parking ticket before the crooks in Philly gank your ride. Those crooks being the PPA or actual, real crooks.

    The train costs $7 a day, parking included.

    If you're frontin' the bill, I'll gladly drive in. Otherwise, my rear end is riding the train like a hobo.
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbigbluelight View Post
    Well, ..... uhm ..... the important thing here is something other than me seemingly calling you by the wrong name so we'll pretend like it never happened and never talk about it again .

    So .... gotta go but in the meantime, PUMP UP THE VOLUME !

    AWW!!! It's ok there, little guy! *:HUGS:*

    I'll still be your friend!
    You're just jealous 'cause the voices don't talk to you!

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