The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:21 am

What?

Can't see you in anything but a gulfstream.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:49 am

Went and saw Warhorse.

Now that I can't feel any joy: Drinking!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby maryanimal » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:59 am

Morning people. *gets a cup of tea* had weird dreams...

How's your day going? Hi gyre!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:01 am

Hi, Maryanimal!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:20 am

Nipple wrote:Went and saw Warhorse.

Now that I can't feel any joy: Drinking!

Hi!

Depressing film?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:12 am

Broadway play with horse puppets.

Boy meets horse.

Army buys horses.

Army runs horses into WWI barbed wire over and over and shoots them with machine guns.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:14 am

Nipple wrote:Broadway play with horse puppets.

Boy meets horse.

Army buys horses.

Army runs horses into WWI barbed wire over and over and shoots them with machine guns.


You know what you need to cleanse the palate? The Neverending Story.

DO NOT ACTUALLY DO THIS.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:16 am

but... they looked like... such... strong hands.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:21 am

Savannah wrote:
Nipple wrote:Broadway play with horse puppets.

Boy meets horse.

Army buys horses.

Army runs horses into WWI barbed wire over and over and shoots them with machine guns.


You know what you need to cleanse the palate? The Neverending Story.

DO NOT ACTUALLY DO THIS.


or, the drink I just referenced here
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:24 am

Whose toe was it? Is the toe just in the bottle, but not in the glass?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Nipple » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:25 am

I read the website...

Real toe... REAL TOE!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:27 am

Nipple wrote:I read the website...

Real toe... REAL TOE!


I couldn't bring myself to click. :oops:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:29 am

no, it goes in the glass.
and in your teeth (one of the losing team)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:29 am

The Wall Street Journal had a nice article about it some months back. Over the years they have had to change toes. Once it got swallowed, but much more often it just sorts of turns to nothingness over time. The health inspectors tend to turn a blind eye way up there. I guess they have better things to do.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:30 am

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Here's a toon
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:35 am

depending on the winter, they have a whole pickle jar full of toes.

folks donate them.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:39 pm

an old GF of mine kept a pinky in the freezer. It belonged to a friend of hers.

RIP chopstix.

the above is 100% true.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:57 pm

Okay I want a drink but will respectfully decline the body-part-pickle-juice varieties; a nice clean whiskey will do, thanks.

Yggy my dear, that talk about cameras-for-school has really illustrated for me the difference between East & West coast universities. Out here on the right coast, expensive equipment is found at the school. Anxious parents of new students ask: what computer/camera/chainsaw/particle accelerator should we get for Dear Junior? And the answer is: None. Don't spend your money now. Our lab/library/studio has state of the art stuff for students to learn on. Save your $$$ to get the next-generation stuff Junior will want when he graduates.

Totally true. And it's not a public/private school thing either, cause the private schools around here supply your daggone pencils!!! :lol:

So: my sympathy. :cry:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:24 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:Out here on the right coast, expensive equipment is found at the school.

Makes perfect sense. Look at this map of US population density by shade of red:

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In any society most of the money will generally be where most of the laborers and consumers are. In addition, the North-East is where the pale-faces have ruled the longest, building wealth.

Out here in the western wilderness we enjoy more unspoiled nature -- in an agreeable tradeoff.

You have been listening to a Public Service Announcement from the Department of Spontaneous Education. :lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ChadBroChill » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:04 pm

*Pulls up a chair*
What is this place?...
I was told they serve snacks in here.

I see cameras were a recent discussion. I myself am a recent grad from art school, majored in photography. I own the 5d MKII, and love it dearly. Self proclaimed camera geek, and sold cameras during my college days at a big box electronic retailer (hint: Worst Purchase) So i am more than willing to help with any camera related stuff.

If not, than i will sit here in the corner, drinkings heavily, snapping pictures.

*takes a photo*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:54 pm

Hey, ChadBroChill, welcome to The Bar. 8)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ChadBroChill » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:39 pm

although i just finished half a box of triscuits and a cheese wedge, there is always room for bacon.

*nom nom nom nom*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:48 pm

*wanders in*
yeah, MDF.
Actually, the school has a huge lending/renting library. Not sure about basic cameras, but super big ticket items, right up to HD movie cameras in the 100's K value, and two full on sound stages, even used in Hollywood movies at times.
But, the suggestion is to have this camera, for your own, so as not to find none when you go to borrow, or, that it's screwed up.
But yeah, your gig there does sound sweet.......and with the tuition here, dang.

Hi and welcome ChadBroChill......May I call you CBC?
I'd love some advice and such. either here, for everyone, or, PM's are good. I"m just an old dad, trying to get his kid off to a good start, but don't know much about these new fangled cameras.

the bar here is a "do-ocracy" in that mostly, no one serves anyone, yet, we all serve everyone. You want it, get it, and share, if you choose.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ChadBroChill » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:18 pm

ygmir wrote:*wanders in*
yeah, MDF.
Actually, the school has a huge lending/renting library. Not sure about basic cameras, but super big ticket items, right up to HD movie cameras in the 100's K value, and two full on sound stages, even used in Hollywood movies at times.
But, the suggestion is to have this camera, for your own, so as not to find none when you go to borrow, or, that it's screwed up.
But yeah, your gig there does sound sweet.......and with the tuition here, dang.

Hi and welcome ChadBroChill......May I call you CBC?
I'd love some advice and such. either here, for everyone, or, PM's are good. I"m just an old dad, trying to get his kid off to a good start, but don't know much about these new fangled cameras.
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CBC has a great ring to it, i could get used to it.
My school had what we called The Cage *dun dun dunnnnnn* where we could rent equipment, exactly as you described. Anything you could want from a basic camera, up to high end studio stuff. Something to take advantage of for sure, the gobs of $$$ you pay for the schooling, pays for that, so USE IT. Where else could i get access to Hasselblad cameras, i used one that was retail $30k+. Added that to my resume.

I am more than willing to offer help on understanding cameras. One thing to remember, the camera is only as good as the user (i hate when people say "wow what a great shot, you must have a nice camera", no one ever says "wow what a great novel, you must have an awesome pen"...)
Lenses are always a better investment/upgrade than a camera body.
So dont feel like you need to invest a lot upfront. It takes time to learn and understand how it works, and what style of photography they like. My first camera for school, a nikon d50, i sold 2 years later and bought a canon 5d.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Welcome to the Bar, Chad! :D

(I love it when new people come hang out in Open Discussion.)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:41 pm

I loved that tome you penned, Savannah. you have sucha gift.

Hey CBC: I sent a PM, just so as not to clog up this thread with camera talk.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:07 pm

Nothing wrong with camera talk.


Guns, fire and videotape.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby aserendipity » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:27 pm

Have to ring in with more backup to MDF about the school being the best start-up for any student
but West Coast schools
the ones where Lucas and Spielberg donate the use of their stuff and encourage new energy to begin
Almost dropped my personal passion study choice to take up on that

.And I am still thinking about the rules of Savannah poetry..thanks.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Savannah » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:30 pm

ygmir wrote:I loved that tome you penned, Savannah. you have sucha gift.

Hey CBC: I sent a PM, just so as not to clog up this thread with camera talk.


Thanks, Yggy! I just wanted to make you guys laugh. :D
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:35 pm

Lucas hadn't planned on film, you know.
Got sidetracked.
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