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edgewound
07-17-2005, 07:06 PM
I propose that any offensive Avatars or other offensive posts and or links to this forum should be deleted or otherwise removed. I'd actually like to share this forum with my kids and recommend it to other people interested in this industry/hobby. But if posts about enema bags with graphic depictions and other profanity that shows great disrespect for what this forum is all about...then what's the point. I'm sure there's officials from Harman Int'l that look in here every now and then, and anyone with common decency would want to distance there companies' affiliation with such a forum....

All I ask is to have common sense when when it comes to posting things that are generally in bad taste. If you think I'm being prudish in my views, I don't really care. What I care about is maintaining something other than a sophomoric little boy's club....or the forum will end up in the toilet

Thanks for reading,

Edgewound

Lancer
07-17-2005, 07:13 PM
I propose that any offensive Avatars or other offensive posts and or links to this forum should be deleted or otherwise removed. I'd actually like to share this forum with my kids and recommend it to other people interested in this industry/hobby.I can empathize with that.
I'm sure there's officials from Harman Int'l that look in here every now and then, and anyone with common decency would want to distance there companies' affiliation with such a forum....They visit this site regularly and reference it for information.
All I ask is to have common sense when it comes to posting things that are generally in bad taste. What I care about is maintaining something other than a sophomoric little boy's club....or the forum will end up in the toiletIt would appear it is headed that way. It certainly is different than it was back in 2000. I'd personally like to see it all dumped and started over with a tighter rulebook in effect. I highly doubt that will happen.

Alex Lancaster
07-17-2005, 10:38 PM
:) Edge: I am 52, so there is really nothing that will shock me; You are right in stating that these, not even sophomoric attempts, they are more like 8th grade, make the forum cheap; once on a while, more sophisticated dirty humour is appreciated, but lately i find some stuff stupid; BTW, I also find the grammar and spelling from some native Americans offensive.

Zilch
07-17-2005, 11:46 PM
BTW, I also find the grammar and spelling from some native Americans offensive.Har-RUMPH! :D

Titanium Dome
07-17-2005, 11:46 PM
All I ask is to have common sense when when it comes to posting things that are generally in bad taste. If you think I'm being prudish in my views, I don't really care. What I care about is maintaining something other than a sophomoric little boy's club....or the forum will end up in the toilet

Thanks for reading,

Edgewound

I understand what you're saying and why you're saying it. I respect your right to express your opinion, and you provide good rationale in support of it.

Nevertheless, you know I'm going to disagree with you, don't you? :yes:

I appreciate the freedom and generally uncensored flow of these forums. The moderators do a good job of plucking out the bad stuff without overreacting. I do not want to see the forum turned into a sanitized, artificial environment in which the rules of conduct diminish the free flow of information, ideas, and innuendo.

I've heard the "common sense" rule invoked so many times in my life, yet you know the saying: "Common sense ain't so common." (Sorry Alex; it's a quote and not my grammar. ;) ) What's common to you will not be common to me and will be different to a third and to a fourth party. It's not an effective measure.

Once or twice I think I've had a post removed by a mod, and I've not complained about censorship or anything like that, because the moderators are so good-natured and tolerant as a rule. I trust their judgment.

IOW, the forums are fine as they are and should be left to develop as they will. I do care about your opinions and am respecting them by this response, but your position is incorrect in my opinion.

LE15-Thumper
07-17-2005, 11:52 PM
Sorry guys.......

edgewound
07-18-2005, 12:07 AM
Sorry guys.......

Thank you, Sir.

Apology graciously accepted

Edgewound

Guido
07-18-2005, 04:26 AM
Edgewound,

I'm here since the beginning of THIS forum and also was member of the last one.
We did well with keeping this forum clean before you joined and we would have done without your post!

BooBoo Magoo
07-18-2005, 04:52 AM
BTW, I also find the grammar and spelling from some native Americans offensive.I Agree! :applaud:

Crash
07-18-2005, 05:02 AM
BooBoo? Will you teach my cats to dance? :)

scott fitlin
07-18-2005, 10:03 AM
For the most part, this is an adult audio forum! A bit of dirty humor here and there isnt neccesarily bad!

Really dirty, and hardcore pornographic material I would consider unacceptable, but we have kept things fairly clean, and WITHOUT having to use moderators and enforce rules!!!!!!!!

About the Joy, beauty, and life issue, I`m sorry to inform, it wasnt the first time we had someone post an ebay auction with that, the very same thing!

About avatars, well, everyone should just use good common sense! But again, we are an adult audio forum, not a school play! FWIW, I have seen FAR worse avatars on other forums! Never saw anything that was truly in bad taste, or really, really inappropriate in this forum!

Robh3606
07-18-2005, 10:33 AM
I personally appreciate your post and understand your views however Censorship is a slippery slope. I agree about the avatars and any of the 5 words you canít say on TV, George Carlin. As far as content well whatís offensive to you may not be to me. If you or anyone else views a post that you feel is offensive send a PM to the appropriate Moderator so we can look at it. I hate to tell you but all the audio forums are sophomoric boys clubs. What we have to do is try to raise the bar and not have the members feel that they are not free to post whatís on their mind. If someone drops a thread into Off Topic or Market Place about something they saw that struck them as funny I generally donít have a problem with that. I just donít want to see it in the mains forum so it would be moved. On my end I will delete posts that are personal attacks and disclose personal information outright with no explanation. If I see something that is walking the line I will give the poster the option to edit it. If it is truly offensive I will delete it. Another thing to remember is this is an adult sight. And just like any other unrated site a child needs supervision while on it. There have been links posted in archived posts and some Jokeís left in Off Topic that are not for a child eyes. The Library is certainly safe as well as the posted articles however the Forums are wide open. If you want to bring a child into the site access to the forums should be limited. I can see a 10 yr old getting into this and I have had my son on here lotís of times but with me supervising. That said children should not be on ANY unrestricted forums in the first place just following common sense and internet safety without supervision. Just remember this is not a Barney site, we are mostly adults and our humor is what it is. Our archived content is what brings Harman here. I am sure they have enough sense to judge the site for itís real content and not for the content in the public forums however useful some of it can be. It would be nice to have all the threads stay strictly on topic and have all questions answered with a correct answer the first time but it is not going to happen. The Forums are for questions and discussion and we will always have differing opinions on what the ďrightĒ answer is. Some of the best information comes from these discussions. Should we try to be ďresponsibleĒ and keep it as clean as we can?? I am up for it personally but thatís my choice.


Rob:)

scott fitlin
07-18-2005, 11:21 AM
I personally appreciate your post and understand your views however Censorship is a slippery slope. I agree about the avatars and any of the 5 words you canít say on TV, George Carlin. As far as content well whatís offensive to you may not be to me. If you or anyone else views a post that you feel is offensive send a PM to the appropriate Moderator so we can look at it. I hate to tell you but all the audio forums are sophomoric boys clubs. What we have to do is try to raise the bar and not have the members feel that they are not free to post whatís on their mind. If someone drops a thread into Off Topic or Market Place about something they saw that struck them as funny I generally donít have a problem with that. I just donít want to see it in the mains forum so it would be moved. On my end I will delete posts that are personal attacks and disclose personal information outright with no explanation. If I see something that is walking the line I will give the poster the option to edit it. If it is truly offensive I will delete it. Another thing to remember is this is an adult sight. And just like any other unrated site a child needs supervision while on it. There have been links posted in archived posts and some Jokeís left in Off Topic that are not for a child eyes. The Library is certainly safe as well as the posted articles however the Forums are wide open. If you want to bring a child into the site access to the forums should be limited. I can see a 10 yr old getting into this and I have had my son on here lotís of times but with me supervising. That said children should not be on ANY unrestricted forums in the first place just following common sense and internet safety without supervision. Just remember this is not a Barney site, we are mostly adults and our humor is what it is. Our archived content is what brings Harman here. I am sure they have enough sense to judge the site for itís real content and not for the content in the public forums however useful some of it can be. It would be nice to have all the threads stay strictly on topic and have all questions answered with a correct answer the first time but it is not going to happen. The Forums are for questions and discussion and we will always have differing opinions on what the ďrightĒ answer is. Some of the best information comes from these discussions. Should we try to be ďresponsibleĒ and keep it as clean as we can?? I am up for it personally but thatís my choice.


Rob:) I believe George Carlin had 7 words, not 5, that you could never say on TV! Your leading me to believe that words 6 and 7 are OK to use on the forum! Well maybe 7 does rate some acceptability, but 6, no way! Cant say that one in here! Nope not 6!

I think the rules for what you can and cannot say on TV have changed considerably since 1971 or whenever George Carlin actually did that " 7 words you can never say on TV ", just watch network TV, and hear for yourself!

:rotfl:

boputnam
07-18-2005, 11:24 AM
:smsex:

:moon:

:nanana:

:uhmmmm:

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 12:04 PM
About the Joy, beauty, and life issue, I`m sorry to inform, it wasnt the first time we had someone post an ebay auction with that, the very same thing!



darn I thought I was the first to post for the JBL junkies..... :( and I really had no idea what it ACTUALLY was.... I thought it was a syringe from the listing title!

if anyone ever finds something I post to be in bad taste/offensive, pls just let me know -- I grew up in New Orleans, its a bit 'looser' down there, depending of course on where you hung out.........

and I don't find the smilie cartoons offensive, nor do I find "Fritz the cat" cartoon offensive -- although I realize that for some that cat cartoon may be pushing th eenvelope! different lines for different folks.......

Oh and about the spelling/grammar, I think I do alright for a two finger typist! :p


BTW I am in the process of pulling my photos off of the computer and naming them... should be posted by this weekend...... M19,s, A7 cabs, Wharfedale Airedales, L100,s, and my Preamp (UREI 1620)....... :blah:

tomt
07-18-2005, 12:29 PM
http://www.bose.com (http://www.bose.com/)

scott fitlin
07-18-2005, 12:42 PM
darn I thought I was the first to post for the JBL junkies..... :( and I really had no idea what it ACTUALLY was.... I thought it was a syringe from the listing title!

if anyone ever finds something I post to be in bad taste/offensive, pls just let me know -- I grew up in New Orleans, its a bit 'looser' down there, depending of course on where you hung out.........

and I don't find the smilie cartoons offensive, nor do I find "Fritz the cat" cartoon offensive -- although I realize that for some that cat cartoon may be pushing th eenvelope! different lines for different folks.......

Oh and about the spelling/grammar, I think I do alright for a two finger typist! :p


BTW I am in the process of pulling my photos off of the computer and naming them... should be posted by this weekend...... M19,s, A7 cabs, Wharfedale Airedales, L100,s, and my Preamp (UREI 1620)....... :blah:Ah, New orleans! The very best food! I want to go to Commanders palace, and have Cornmeal fried Oysters with mayonaisse sauce, and Turtle soup! Then Im goin to Bourbon St, gonna go look up at the girls on the balcony doing what they do down there, and Im going to have breakfast at Brennans, with Turtle soup, again!

I have been to New Orleans many times, and I eat my way through that city! :applaud:

Lancer
07-18-2005, 12:55 PM
http://www.bose.com (http://www.bose.com/)That's just wrong...

edgewound
07-18-2005, 12:58 PM
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

Maybe it would be a good idea to go back and review the forum rules. If I understand correctly we all made an agreement when signing up for this so-called "adult audio oriented" forum....but it's very common to not read the fine print before checking the "I agree" box. Sorry...but I grew up in a household where the chief breadwinner, my late father, was a certified professional contracts administrator...and contracts do matter.

Edgewound

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:02 PM
Ah, New orleans! The very best food! I want to go to Commanders palace, and have Cornmeal fried Oysters with mayonaisse sauce, and Turtle soup! Then Im goin to Bourbon St, gonna go look up at the girls on the balcony doing what they do down there, and Im going to have breakfast at Brennans, with Turtle soup, again!

I have been to New Orleans many times, and I eat my way through that city! :applaud:

you know..... I miss the food, cemetaries, and liquor laws more than anything else..... yeah the girls act real nice there too!

love commanders for lunch..... their turtle soup is divine -- food was much better there last time I went when Jamie Shannon was at the helm.... no offense to the previous chef, great menu designer, great personality -- dude just can't cook worth a damn.... I need to get back home and try the new executive chef's cooking -- I think his name is tory something or other.....

I used to hang out in Fat City, or up in the garden district more than on Bourbon.... a little more local... although picking up tourists was a blast as a kid...... we used to get into the clubs/bars when I was 11.... good times I tell ya.... That is of course unless we were partying across the 'lavendar line' St Ann (in the gay bars -- hardcore partying, even for straight folk)

Next time I come across it, I will email you the recipe for Charley G's crabcakes -- in the 92/96 timeframe -- they were considered the best in the city...... I knew the chef at the time.....

gotta admit it though, it was hard to excell at college level academics in that city...... we had a bor on campus and regullary walked into class with pitchers of beer or glasses of whiskey! guess that's why they pulled my full ride.... :(


oh and to get this rant on topic --- I find it offensive that in most states they cut off liquor sales at 2AM (or whenever -- it,s 24/7 where I came from -- we used to run this club that opened thursday at 6 for the pool tourney and the place didn't close until 11 AM on Monday.... -- we used to sell sunglasses b/c NOBODY remembered to bring them in when they got there at 3AM) --- seems to be a public safety hazard to me....

Here in CO, they force all the drunks on the road at 1:30 AM...

doesn't it make more sense to NOT stop serving so that there is a trickle of people leaving the bars (say from midnight to 3 or 4 in the afternoon) instead of having every single drunk ass on the road at the same time????

scott fitlin
07-18-2005, 01:08 PM
you know..... I miss the food, cemetaries, and liquor laws more than anything else..... yeah the girls act real nice there too!

love commanders for lunch..... their turtle soup is divine -- food was much better there last time I went when Jamie Shannon was at the helm.... no offense to the previous chef, great menu designer, great personality -- dude just can't cook worth a damn.... I need to get back home and try the new executive chef's cooking -- I think his name is tory something or other.....

I used to hang out in Fat City, or up in the garden district more than on Burbon.... a little more local... although picking up tourists was a blast as a kid...... we used to get into the clubs/bars when I was 11.... good times I tell ya....

Next time I come across it, I will email you the recipe for Charley G's crabcakes -- in the 92/96 timeframe -- they were considered the best in the city...... I knew the chef at the time.....

gotta admit it though, it was hard to excell at college level academics in that city......


oh and to get this rant on topic --- I find it offensive that in most states they cut off liquor sales at 2AM (or whenever -- it,s 24/7 where I came from -- we used to run this club that opened thursday at 6 for the pool tourney and the place didn't close until 11 AM on Monday.... -- we used to sell sunglasses b/c NOBODY remembered to bring them in when they got there at 3AM) --- seems to be a public safety hazard to me....

Here in CO, they force all the drunks on the road at 1:30 AM...

doesn't it make more sense to NOT stop serving so that there is a trickle of people leaving the bars (say from midnight to 3 or 4 in the afternoon) instead of having every single drunk ass on the road at the same time????See we could hang! I went to Fat City, been goin to Orleans since `79! Ate in all the famous restaurants, and these little out of the way places you had to know about to find! Some of the best edibles, ever!

Went to Emirils the first year they opened, we did the tasting menu! Absolutely incredible, never knew food could be that good!

You gotta love the stories they tell you about the dishes, where the vegatables grew up, how the chef cleaned em, why he cooks them the way he does, exactly how old the lamb was when he became a chop!

I also dig Alex Patout,s cooking!

Robh3606
07-18-2005, 01:13 PM
Hello Edgewound

"By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws."

Please define what vulgar means to you?? What is obscene?? Do we go buy what we see on network TV every night??? I agree in principle to the point you are making however enforcement is a difficult task in an open forum. If you use any of the Smilies Bo posted they could be considered obscene. A nice looking girl in an Avatar even a picture of your own wife could be considered as sexually orientated or vulgar if it's provocative.



Hey Scott

You know what I meant :D. So it is seven then.

Rob:)

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:16 PM
next time you go down -- you gotta get a weavers po-boy, they are in Mid city....


I know you've prolly had a Mother,s po-boy (hopefully the debris), but my favorite was Weavers.... it,s behind Delgado community college -- just awesome....

and check out Gabrielle on Esplanade for high end dining as well..... My best bet for local seafood is Deanie's out in Bucktown.... the seafood platter had to be almost two feel tall......


I gotta go to NYC...... or next time I get back home, I'll let you know, maybe you can arrange to visit as well (I usually know at least 8 months in advance)



sorry for the thread hi-jack!

but when you talk food........

You know, I grew up in restaurant family... had 4 bean/star reviews written on MY cooking at 14... food has been good to me fo' sho' :D

scott fitlin
07-18-2005, 01:24 PM
Louped, there was the little place down the road, on the way to Fat City, at the end of Canal, they had, at that time, what I thought were the best Po Boys! That was the 5AM on the way back to the hotel stop!

Dont worry, when you come here, we have places here with great food too! Ill make a reservation for Peter Lugers, no visit to NY can be without.....





Yes, Rob, I did know what you meant! :D

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:29 PM
Louped, there was the little place down the road, on the way to Fat City, at the end of Canal, they had, at that time, what I thought were the best Po Boys! That was the 5AM on the way back to the hotel stop!

Dont worry, when you come here, we have places here with great food too! Ill make a reservation for Peter Lugers, no visit to NY can be without.....





Yes, Rob, I did know what you meant! :D

also at the end of canal, near the Metairie line is a place called the Beach Corner -- they had the best grilled rare tuna sandwiches (at 5AM or anytime for that matter) and this was before the craze for rare tuna started.... had to be late 80,s..... the only issue with that particular bar was that it was owned by ex-police officers.... best not go in if you were noodled out of your head....


I welcome you Mr. Cameltoe......... nice pic, when will you next be in Denver?

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:33 PM
gotta admit that the mods are FAST..... :bouncy: into action


umm maybe not SOOOO fast.....

but I think that Miss Cameltoe may have a lot to offer our group..... maybe some one on one technical help! :D

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:40 PM
darn kids -- summer break is BAD! :applaud:

boputnam
07-18-2005, 01:43 PM
Edgewound, this has been hella fun - thanks!. Boys are blowing off some steam...

My grab is ignore what you don't like or don't feel you wanna contribute to, and we shouldn't layer-on CC&R's. We are pretty good at self governing, and get bored with this tripe fairly quickly. The Mod's watch for off-color, slander and wrong stuff. But we all like a good cabinet, now and again! ;)

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 01:43 PM
That was the 5AM on the way back to the hotel stop!

Dont worry, when you come here, we have places here with great food too! Ill make a reservation for Peter Lugers, no visit to NY can be without.....





Yes, Rob, I did know what you meant! :D

Much better time to be going home than 1:30 -- I can't even bring myself to go out that early.... when I worked in the club, I didn't even get the booth until 3AM..... but I know that NYC was pretty good about good parties as well.... the tunnel has some wicked memories for me..... never seen so blatent a disregard for common decency and law (outside of NOLA that is...) :D

Ian Mackenzie
07-18-2005, 01:44 PM
Parental settings on the computer anyone?

I think the practicality of it is driven by our degree of control and influence.

Virtually anyone can join and and anyone can view these forums, there is no age limit I am aware of?

But what what are the forums?

Aside from the technical reference areas, most of this forum is about baby boomers (av age is 48) re living a passion for big boys toys.

This forum is not an AES convention although one or two like to lift whole pages of the journal and post here. Perhaps we should be more concerned about Copyright?

So I tend to not get too hung up on the content. The library is and will most likely remain the reference for historical and technical data.

Crash
07-18-2005, 01:47 PM
Here, kitty, kitty...
I like BooBoo's kitty better. And he/she can dance!

http://the.nerd.dk/junk/spiderman-troupe.gif

edgewound
07-18-2005, 01:55 PM
Wow....nuthin like a good debate to stir things up a bit, huh? I never thought I might have to consider putting the "Lansing Heritage" forums on the computer's restricted website list....but, whatever...things in the world just seem to keep getting more ridiculous...so why not here?

I posted my opinion, and I appreciate your respect of it.

Thank you,

Edgewound

boputnam
07-18-2005, 02:21 PM
Parental settings on the computer anyone?:bs:

Crash
07-18-2005, 02:32 PM
I'm thinkin' you might just remember this one, too... :hmm:Me? I'm new here. I only joined so I could see the pictures in the posts.

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 02:34 PM
But, IMHO I feel that the bigger problem is ppl being so darn 'politically correct' that they refuse to engage in a bit of wordplay ,humor, or other interactions due to the 'possibility' that it may offend someone.... seriously... ppl get their panties in a wad over crap.....

When I first moved to Denver, I could not believe that not a single family run Italian restaurant (that I have found in the 5 YEARS I have lived here) had a 'wop salad' on the menu.... And I know that 'wop' is not the term to use in polite company, but most of the family run Italian restaurants that I used to frequent in NOLA had on their menus a 'wop salad' -- when I asked, everyone in Denver was just taken aback.... then I described what I was looking for, and if they had anything like it, It was called something like 'the family or house salad' or some other garbage..... I mean, if it offends you, Please stand up and say so.... but I refuse to live my life constrained by what may or may not offend 'someone' out there in the world....... adn I really don't care if I offend, to me; we should be offended at the amount of hunger in the world, or the lack of morals of our next generation (although I wish oral wasn't sex when I was in HS or middle school fo rthat matter), or the entitlement mentality that plagues certain sections of our society..... :biting: :blah:

rek50
07-18-2005, 02:35 PM
FWIW, I don't think this site is ridiculous. What I find ridiculous is a "Pup" blowing in here on a JBL charriot trying to clean house and set the World straight, according to his vision. Forming an ASS U MPTION, and reacting to it as though it were fact, is not a hallmark of Wisdom in my book.

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 02:36 PM
Me? I'm new here. I only joined so I could see the pictures in the posts.

welcome in.... you dig JBL/Altec too? :applaud:

nice pic Bo' -- Quality -- but does she have the gas face?

Zilch
07-18-2005, 03:04 PM
Oooooo, EMBROIDERY!

[That'll require UP CLOSE appreciation.... ;) ]

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 03:10 PM
Oooooo, EMBROIDERY!

[That'll require UP CLOSE appreciation.... ;) ]

no no man -- them be diamonds...... anyone care to polish?" :p

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 03:12 PM
Wow....nuthin like a good debate to stir things up a bit, huh? I never thought I might have to consider putting the "Lansing Heritage" forums on the computer's restricted website list....but, whatever...things in the world just seem to keep getting more ridiculous...so why not here?

I posted my opinion, and I appreciate your respect of it.

Thank you,

Edgewound

if you think this site is bad... ever visit www . whitehouse . com terrible stuff there

Titanium Dome
07-18-2005, 03:54 PM
"Sow to the wind, reap the whirlwind."

You guys are the breath of liberty to me. :bouncy:

edgewound
07-18-2005, 04:14 PM
Well...I started this thread with a proposal to simply abide by the forum's own rules...and it's been quite compelling to read the responses. It seems that some agree and some don't...and that's perfectly ok...until personal attacks start to fly. Liberty doesn't mean Laissez Faire....and freedom comes with great personal responsibility to be shared among the liberated. Louped said if I was offended...say so....so I did....and I'm willing to accept the backlash. If no one speaks up...no one will....how's that for wisdom. I gotta get back to my chariot before the wheels are stolen.


Thanks for your indulgence...this is a great forum to speak my mind.

Edgewound

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 04:22 PM
Well...I started this thread with a proposal to simply abide by the forum's own rules...and it's been quite compelling to read the responses. It seems that some agree and some don't...and that's perfectly ok...until personal attacks start to fly. Liberty doesn't mean Laissez Faire....and freedom comes with great personal responsibility to be shared among the liberated. Louped said if I was offended...say so....so I did....and I'm willing to accept the backlash. If no one speaks up...no one will....how's that for wisdom. I gotta get back to my chariot before the wheels are stolen.


Thanks for your indulgence...this is a great forum to speak my mind.

Edgewound

I agree that the personal attack was probably not warranted, however it was not the most malacious nor abusive I have ever seen.....

Glad that you are able to vent....

there is a great tradition of "Laissez Faire" where I come from, almost as long a tradition as "Laissez les bon temp roulez (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Laissez+les+bon+temp+roulez&spell=1)" I think that some need both to have one!


for those who don't know:
Laissez Faire = hands off, let it be; roughly
Laissez les bon temp roulez (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Laissez+les+bon+temp+roulez&spell=1) = let the good times roll

Carry on. :)


Ever notice how new orleanians always want to have a good time and just carry on about nonsense...... :D


Oh and BTW -- the earlier comment about the median/mean/mode age in here makes me feel like I am hanging out with a bunch of old farts..... I,m not 30 yet.......


JFWY.... let the stoning begin! :thnkfast:

edgewound
07-18-2005, 04:31 PM
Hey...I thought that was pronounced..."'Nawlins";) . Laffite's Blacksmith Shop is way cool....and the music and musicians in Louisiana...not just the The French Quarter are smokin'. Last time I was there was in 1987....unforgettable.

Edgewound

louped garouv
07-18-2005, 04:43 PM
Hey...I thought that was pronounced..."'Nawlins";) . Laffite's Blacksmith Shop is way cool....and the music and musicians in Louisiana...not just the The French Quarter are smokin'. Last time I was there was in 1987....unforgettable.

Edgewound

true true..... it is when I speak -- you know what suprises me.... (Scott will get a kick ou tof this one) --- PPL are always asking me if I am from NYC or one of the burroughs.... guess it,s a simmilar lazy tounge, when I tell em no, i'm from NOLA; they always say -- 'oh I can hear it now"

I used to hang in Laffite,s occasionally --- had a friend that lived on Bourbon just down the way towards Esplanade.... I used to really hang out at the Cat's meow during the day (for the 3 for 1 specials -- anything they served) or Johnny White's (just around the corner from Cat's) after 3 for 1 ended (for the generous pours and low prices).....

surely miss the music scene as well...... favorite live music venue in NOLA is the Howling Wolf in the warehouse district -- followed closely by the original Tipitina,s (garden district/irish channel)....... (not sure if the OG tips is still open though)

If any of y'all are into Jazz -- the best time to visit NOLA is the last weekend in April/First weekend in May -- Jazzfest! :applaud: .... I used to live in a duplex on Ponce de Leon St.... I could open My back door and hear the Ray Ban Stage (main stage) for FREE....... miss those days....... only thing was that everyone tried to steal my parking space.... but that is a story for another time..... kinda vulgar what I would do sometimes..... ;)

Titanium Dome
07-18-2005, 04:58 PM
or

"C'est si bon!" :applaud:

boputnam
07-18-2005, 06:03 PM
Earlier this year, I made my annual pilgimage to NOLA.

Bourbon Street is an increasing disappointment. Good to great musicians working their tails off playing through Harman systems run FAR too loud. There were no SPL meters, anywhere. I like it loud, but this was painful.

Harman swept through the Street a few years back and got nearly all the clubs on some pretty good gear, but it is so dang loud it cannot be enjoyed - not a single club (except Fritzels...). The soundguys are all still pretty cool, and you can have a chat with them, but they are driving things too hard.

Frenchman Street, on the other hand, is phenomenal. Small, cozy and cool clubs where some REAL talent is circling, with hit-or-miss systems, but what a great experience. Check it out... :applaud:

mikebake
07-18-2005, 06:37 PM
I can empathize with that.They visit this site regularly and reference it for information.It would appear it is headed that way. It certainly is different than it was back in 2000. I'd personally like to see it all dumped and started over with a tighter rulebook in effect. I highly doubt that will happen.
What was your user name in 2000?

mikebake
07-18-2005, 06:40 PM
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, or otherwise violative of any laws.

Maybe it would be a good idea to go back and review the forum rules. If I understand correctly we all made an agreement when signing up for this so-called "adult audio oriented" forum....but it's very common to not read the fine print before checking the "I agree" box. Sorry...but I grew up in a household where the chief breadwinner, my late father, was a certified professional contracts administrator...and contracts do matter.

Edgewound

For crying out loud, it doesn't really say "orientated" does it? I hate that.

edgewound
07-18-2005, 06:47 PM
For crying out loud, it doesn't really say "orientated" does it? I hate that.

LOL....still laughing out loud....that's funny mike...yes it does, and I do too.

Edgewound

Lancer
07-18-2005, 06:55 PM
What was your user name in 2000?I remember using three that year. asshole, asswipe and asshat. In 2001 I ditched the "begins with A" theme and mixed it up a bit.

Morgan Sloth
07-18-2005, 07:19 PM
One mans trash is another mans quote. Censorship is a difficult issue. This IS an adult forum. I've seen far worse displays on my teenage sons AIM, and that is parentally controlled. Contrary to popular belief, just because your child is in his room on AIM doesn't necessarily make him/her safe. So what has this to do with this forum? Lots. I don't see any chicken porn here, nor do I find the site littered with XXX advertising. Members content is far from offensive. Of course what is offensive to me ( Semi recovering sailor/recovering alcoholic/nursing school student) is not what might be offensive to others.
I don't see Larry Flint posting here, or Carlin, Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy.
Neither do I find the Pope.
Although I did object to Zilchs mustang advertisement for showing too much Mustang.
Get a grip folks. This site is alot safer than most.

Mr. Widget
07-18-2005, 07:25 PM
I think we can see a wide variety of takes on this subject, and rather than censor any of it I'll close it now.

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