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In Topic: General WTF Moments

Today, 08:35 AM


An investment banker jumped to his death from the window of his million-dollar apartment in the Financial District on Thursday, sources and authorities said.
The 29-year-old man plunged from the 24th floor of the luxury Ocean apartment building at 1 West St. at about 10:40 a.m. and landed on a guardrail near the northbound Battery Park Underpass, narrowly missing a black SUV.

And here's the real kicker.

The gruesome aftermath sent tourists on an open-air bus that was stuck in traffic scrambling for their cellphones to snap pictures of the body, said workers at the building.

Faith in humanity: 0

In Topic: General WTF Moments

25 May 2015 - 04:59 PM

 Mmmf, my oldest piece of physical media is a 1907 or so Victor single-sided acoustic 78 and it snowballs from there! :unsure:
The following two I recorded directly off of a friend's Edison machine as they are at the very top  of my "favorite songs list". Note that the links are to the University of California Santa Barbara's Cylinder Preservation efforts:
Stars & Stripes Forever (released 1913)/ Sousa's Band/Sousa/Edison/2104

Red Wing (released 1913)/Frederick H. Potter/New York Military Band/Edison/1543

These two are also ones that I would like to get (note the odd pronunciation of "Edison" by the announcer) :
American Patrol (released between 1904 and 1908)/ /Edison Military Band/Edison/8424
This one is interesting as the line "darkies humming a good old tune" was replaced in later releases with "banjos strumming a good old tune". I have an LP release of this done around 1954 by Bob Scobey and His Frisco Jazz Band and t was used as the closing number on The Harley Show, a Baltimore, MD old oldies radio show. Harley was not afraid to spin up an acoustic disc; it made for an interesting listening session.
Sailing Down the Chesapeake Bay (1913)/Premier Quartet (American Quartet)/Edison/2039

Damn, you sure know your stuff! Thanks for this!

In Topic: General FML moments

24 May 2015 - 08:35 AM

I applied through an employment agency about 2 years ago once but didn't get it for some reason. Some big restaurant was hiring about 40 people.
Tell me about it. I finally find a job I possibly could be qualified for and it says at the bottom "must speak tagalog" or "must speak somali"

LOL no wonder you can't find work. Never use employment agencies bro. Just go on Craigslist and submit your resume. Summers coming up and kitchen jobs are coming out. You can make 12 an hour washing dishes and in many cases you get free food. Start there then work your way up to head chef. Every head chef I've known started in the dish pit. Don't work at major chain restaurants work at small ones. And don't work fast food if you ever hope to learn to cook. I once went to an employment agency and after faxing my resume to dozens of places I never got a single call back. They couldn't even get me a job at McDonald's! Take matters into your own hands and send your resume to every dishwasher job you can find on Craigslist this week. I guarantee you that you'll have a job next week.* It beats warehouse.

*some places even hire the same day!

In Topic: General FML moments

19 May 2015 - 12:08 PM

At this point, I have a better chance at winning the lottery than finding a half decent job. I even applied to those crappy warehouse jobs a month ago (ya know, the ones that hire immagrants and high school dropouts) and not a single one called back. It seems like you either have to have connections or be incredibly lucky to have even the slightest chance of finding a job in this city. I even went to 3 different employment agencies and they were useless. 

Why not try a kitchen job? You can work your way up to head chef from the bottom.

In Topic: Celebrity Death Thread

15 May 2015 - 05:15 AM

B.B. King, Blues legend, has passed away at 89

My god! What is happening.
My dad was a good friend of his.

The thrill is indeed gone for good. :(