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#1 of 30 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted January 18 2007 - 03:12 PM

If this guy ever showed up at my place and pulled this crap, I'd beat him to death with my Pronto. Posted Image

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#2 of 30 OFFLINE   Jude Faelnar

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Posted January 18 2007 - 05:22 PM

Haha... fun read. I wonder what is the actual percentage of HTF members would have a similar reaction? My guess would be about 30%. Posted Image

#3 of 30 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted January 18 2007 - 08:54 PM

Subject matter aside, I found Kevin Cowherd's style to be, plodding.
Is that the best the Baltimore Sun can do?
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Some men are searchin for the Holy Grail
But there ain't nothin sweeter 
Than riden' the rails."
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#4 of 30 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted January 19 2007 - 01:56 AM

He's not very good, is he? Posted Image Well, the Sun is kind of squeezed geographically. The New York Times and The Washington Post are two "national" papers that it has to compete with, plus the Post tries to play the role of "local paper" for most of Maryland in addition to D.C. and northern Virginia. So there's a lot of competition for talent, and I doubt the Sun has the deepest pockets. Posted Image

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#5 of 30 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted January 19 2007 - 02:16 AM

I thought that was hysterical! Posted Image

#6 of 30 OFFLINE   JeremyErwin

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Posted January 19 2007 - 03:11 AM

Hmm. Audiophiles should be used to it by now. Or maybe the insecure home theater owner bought Bose.

#7 of 30 OFFLINE   Bryan X

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Posted January 19 2007 - 11:23 AM

That would be so me. Posted Image

#8 of 30 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted January 19 2007 - 09:05 PM

haha nice article. I've dealt with so many J6Ps though that I'm used to their behavior. I'll even agree that their Bose cubes sound nice when they try to show them off.

Then I take a bath in rubbing alcohol and burn my clothes while sobbing uncontrollably when I get home.

#9 of 30 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted January 20 2007 - 06:12 AM

my dad used to that.

i never found it funny just really stupid.

it seemed obvious that he was pulling me leg but he continued to do it.
oh well humor is subjective
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#10 of 30 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted January 20 2007 - 06:25 AM

I found the guy to be a jerk and anyone that does it will be one as well.

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Posted January 20 2007 - 06:42 AM

exactly
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#12 of 30 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted January 20 2007 - 06:51 AM

I found it to be funny because as much as I'm into something, I try not to take myself too seriously.

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Posted January 20 2007 - 07:01 AM

i can laugh at myself and not be too serious about myself as well as anyone.
but when someone is persistant in simply just trying to be annoying, then i dont think it's funny.

annoying and irritating just for the purpose of being annoying and irritating isnt funny it's annoying and irritating.


poke someone in the side and keep repeating, "does this bug you" over and over, same thing.
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#14 of 30 OFFLINE   Mike~Sileck

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Posted January 20 2007 - 07:04 AM

I've had this conversation with many people who were some-what serious. It's just frustrating. Not funny at all. I dunno if I'd have veins popping out of my neck, but it is definitely annoying.

Same with people who are like "dude my Bose system sounds just as good as yours does...that money was well spent...and I didn't have any fancy cables or recievers to install"

Actually the Bose people are probably more annoying. Yeah. They are.

Semi funny article though, but what? Slow news day or something...?
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#15 of 30 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted January 20 2007 - 07:17 AM

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...poke someone in the side and keep repeating, "does this bug you" over and over, same thing.

There's a guy at work who will greet you - sometimes several times in the same day - by saying "It's FRI-day!" on any day that isn't Friday. I never thought this was cute or funny, but I always try to allow for differences in taste, so I politely smiled the first few times he hit me with this routine. He's been with us for over a year now and he's still doing it!. The last time he walked up to me and our webmaster and announced "It's FRI-day!", I turned to the webmaster and said, "And that's when I shot him, your honor." Friday Boy thought that this was very funny. But he still keeps doing his little "routine" Posted Image

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Semi funny article though, but what? Slow news day or something...?

The guy is a columnist, not a regular journalist. So he just has to crank out "x" number of words a couple of times a week, whether he has something to write about or not. Posted Image

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Posted January 20 2007 - 07:20 AM

joseph, that IS funny
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#17 of 30 OFFLINE   Mike~Sileck

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Posted January 20 2007 - 07:44 AM

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The guy is a columnist, not a regular journalist. So he just has to crank out "x" number of words a couple of times a week, whether he has something to write about or not. Posted Image


Oh, gotcha, gotcha, thanks for the clarification...
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#18 of 30 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted January 20 2007 - 08:35 AM

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i can laugh at myself and not be too serious about myself as well as anyone.
but when someone is persistant in simply just trying to be annoying, then i dont think it's funny.
but the whole point of the article was getting the HT enthusiasts "goat". The guy was only persistent to egg you on. If you didn't get so animated, he wouldn't enjoy egging you on.

The point is, if someone said they couldn't tell the difference, I wouldn't go to every extreme (popping a vein) to try and convince them. I'd show them an example and if they still didn't see the difference, I'd say "Oh well". But this guy (who wrote the article) was making fun of the enthusiasts who won't let it drop. The ones that just can't sit comfortably with someone not understanding the difference. Those are the people even I like to make fun of. Posted Image If someone doesn't get it, they just don't get it and it's a waste of energy to make them get it.

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Posted January 20 2007 - 08:39 AM

oh, yea. ok.

i would certainly not be the ht nut who would go extreme to prove the hd pic is better.
i dont even try hard i just show them both and if they dont see a dif i pretty much say ok, whatever.

i still dont think its funny though
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#20 of 30 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted January 20 2007 - 08:45 AM

Tony, it's like the Star Wars fanboys. As much as I LOVE Star Wars, even I have to roll my eyes at some of these over-the-top fans.

The article (to me) is like an article making fun of Star Wars fanboys...imagine walking up to a bunch of these guys (at a convention) and going "Boba Frett RULES!!!" Posted Image Imagine the responses you'd get? LOL

Kinda like the way Triumph The Insult Comic Dog made fun of the 'nerds'. Posted Image Now THAT was FUNNY! But none of that upset me as a die-hard Star Wars fan.


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