What do you say to people when they show you their "Awesome" Shelf system?

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Remember the day when you thought plugging 10 second-hand speakers into a 30 watt shelf system and saying: "I've got surround sound!"
    Well, I do..
    Recently some poor kid told me the same..
    He had piled together some old 1970's speakers and an old receiver and he put both speakers on opposite sides of the room.
    "Man, I've got the best surround sound"
    What do you say when people show you this kinda stuff?
    Do you feel sorry for them and tell them to upgrade?
     
  2. Alex Spindler

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    I look at them with a certain amount of envy. This hobby has it's own form of the law of diminishing returns. I can't think of any experience with this hobby that was better than with my first RCA Pro Logic system. It was such an eye opening experience, and no other leap has been it's equal.
    So I would say that, should he pursue home theater, he's in the part where each new addition is a revelation.
     
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    That wasn't very funny... Alex.
    Your supposed to reply something funny [​IMG]
     
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    I agree with Alex. I've got awesome surround sound now, but when I was 13, I bought a magnavox mini-system from Best Buy. It was the best! I plugged in 2 extra speakers and ran speaker wire all over my room. I knew nothing about surround sound. I even instinctively pointed the speakers so they would all point directly toward my listening position.
     
  5. Alex Spindler

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    Oh,
    Then say "Nice set of training wheels you've got there. Want to see my Harley?"
    [​IMG]
     
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    "Wow just look and admire my speaker system,G!"
    "What do you want, a cookie? I'd rather admire your wife, which is what you should be doing instead of fartin around with these toys on the weekend. Come on Casmir, go please her, or you'll be single and depressed again."
    "Ya G, but at least I'll have my speakers, huh."
    Casmir wound up getting a divorce 4 months later. He actually perfered an $80 speaker system that only got Pro Logic sound over his wife. Some people.
    Lucky me. His ex wife is my current girlfriend. I got a get a photo of her and post it. She's got a body and a lot of stamina.
     
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    I'd say "At least it won't disturb the neighbors"
     
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    I don't feel sorry for them at all, after all we were ALL their at some point. I look back on those days with nostalgia now, it was the beginning of a journey.
    You have to crawl before you can walk.
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    I savagely excoriate them until they're in the fetal position, sucking their thumb and weeping softly.
    I then sling his fair maiden wife over my shoulder, take her back to my lair, put on the James Taylor dts CD and make zesty, frothy love to her in a way he never could.
    I then send her back to him, to live out the rest of her days unsatisfyingly, with only a wistful memory of the multichannel surround sound licking and tickling at her senses.
    Duh.
     
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    Yeah...I remember the Letters section of Penthouse too.......wait...Did Penthouse have a "letters" section?
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    My Ma was an Eskimo."
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  13. NathanP

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    Are we talking about Shelf systems or women?
     
  14. Steve Christou

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    I'll tell them to forget the bleedin' shelf system, show me your freakin' beer system
    [Edited last by Steve Christou on November 05, 2001 at 05:45 PM]
     
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    Just say, "That's really neato!!" [​IMG]
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