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Happy Festivus, as today is the holiday for the rest of us! I have a grievance to air (with myself), which is that I've talked in the past about getting an aluminum pole to better celebrate the occasion, but have not managed to follow through on that ambition. In fairness, putting this in place would still not qualify as a feat of strength, as aluminum is known for its very high strength-to-weight ratio. And of course, buying such a pole would be a bit contrary to the whole anti-commercialism theme of the day, so on that level it's actually more appropriate to celebrate without one. There you have it, I've rationalized myself a Festivus miracle!

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7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 14:51 sir
 
Creston wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 10:34:
That piano duet was awesome.

It's a movie theme but I can't remember which one. Something like Braveheart, or along those lines...
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 14:23 Kxmode
 
Bunch of games on sales via Origin for the next 4 days. Save 40% on Star Wars Battlefront standard and deluxe. Here's the stupid-long link. I think now's a good time to get it. Sadly no discount on the season pass.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 13:20 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 23, 2015, 11:29:
Uh, I find a bit difficult to believe that was unplanned.

I can see it both ways. It's not that hard to join in on key if you're good enough, and they're not really playing pieces that are mega-hard or anything. And they're both clearly pretty damn good.

Merry Christmas, Verno!
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 12:47 Verno
 
Merry ho-ho fellas, off to see family for a few days. Try not to kill each other arguing about Star Wars  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 11:29 Mr. Tact
 
Uh, I find a bit difficult to believe that was unplanned.  



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2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 10:34 Creston
 
That piano duet was awesome.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2015, 10:10 RedEye9
 
How about a mini-pole. Duct tape 4 aluminum cans together and wrap in reynolds. for the spirit of the thing

Mars lander, possibly canceled because they can't fix a piece of French measurement equipment, come on Nasa. But in the end it all boils down to funding. sigh
 
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