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1_ZoNiE
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From: Arizona - M&M Member No. 1968 & Owner/Driver of a 1968 Mustang Coupe! ~Happiness is Matching Numbers~
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 04-12-2002 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE   Click Here to Email 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok I have a subject suited for "The Men's Room".......

You go out and buy the best entertainment system that money can buy (and, of course, suited for your casa). Guaranteed, you'll end up paying "big bucks" for any system. But, it is well worth it, because now you can have a beer and watch a movie in your underwear. No more whiney "little people" or some one breaking wind sitting next to you in a movie theater.

You get your system set up with speakers in the front of you, to the side of you and to the rear of you. Big hi res screen to make you feel like you are right there with the action. A nice DVD player with more buttons then Carter has pills. Then, of course the movie. One that is specially encoded to give the feel for the action. One that has enhanced sound quality. When you see the Twentieth Century Fox opening you don't get "rump-rump---rump-rump--whirl-rump-rump". You get "RUMP-RUMP---RUMP-RUMP--WHIRL-RUMP-RUMP". Get the picture?

Anyway, you get to the battle scene in "Pearl Harbor" (pathetic movie except for the action). Planes flying around, bombs going off, 50 cal's zinging through the air, when all of a sudden you hear (guys do your best "female" impression for what is said next) "Ummmm, turn it down" - "Please, turn it down". All of a sudden your movie goes from ZING to a whimper. Thousands of dollars spent for an entertainment system and for what? Squeakie, squeakie, squeakie? Yeah, right!

Now I know when we are at a movie theater every single female, in that theater, won't jump up to go tell the operator in the projection booth to "turn it down". No. Instead, they sit and enjoy the movie with no problem. Why is it when you bring that movie theater home it suddenly become a problem?

Can't live with them - can't live without them!

Jim

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71ragtop
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posted 04-12-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 71ragtop   Click Here to Email 71ragtop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh boy do I know THAT feeling!
"Turn it down! I don't know WHY you have to listen to it so LOUD?"

BECAUSE I CAN!!!

My system is in the basement and the only time I can really crank it is when noone else is home. I ran Jurassic Park in it one night at about level 4 on the dial and my wife came running down stairs. "My god it sounds like that T-Rex is right outside the bedroom window. TURN IT DOWN!"

The bedroom is 2 floors up!

Nowadays I like to plug my guitar into it and turn it up. Gets a MUCH faster response to TURN IT DOWN! Gotta love it.

Mike

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ccode67
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posted 04-12-2002 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Women want you to turn it down so you can hear them........NAG NAG NAG......I always turn it back up, boy does that get a response!

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68F100
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posted 04-13-2002 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's why I'm holding out for a rich gal who will let me do whatever I want. I play music loud. That's the way it was intended to be. I like to FEEL movies too. That's why I bought equipment that will make the couch rumble.

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Bloose
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-13-2002 09:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy did you nail this one on the head. In my last house my system was in the basement. I even built a theater room with a big screen built in the wall. Even before any of our children were born she would tell me to turn it down. These days after watching the Powder Puff Girls or Blues Clues for the 10,000th time on my $3000 big screen, I am told to turn it down so it don't wake up the kids. The response I came up with is "If it's to load your to old". That one goes over real well.

I guess I can't complain too load though, at least I get to have a $3000 big screen with all the fixins.

B-loose

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jsracingbbf
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From: Batesville,MS. , U.S.A.
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posted 04-15-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Simple solution guys do what I did, get some 2 x 4's and paneling and insulation and make a office on your shop. THEN put big Tv, stereo, surrond sound, window unit, easy chair, ( & yes rent a trencher and run cable or satelite down there), beer cooler, WWF Divas posters, etc etc. AHHH now there is the life a nice place to have a brew and watch some flicks AND you can peer out the window at your hot rod.

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Ked
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posted 04-16-2002 02:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha! At least you guys did it right!!

A few of Christmas' ago my hubby came home with this HUGH television as a present for the "family". He sat it on a teeny, tiny television stand that we had used for the small television for years. I asked, "so, when we gonna get the entertainment center?" This giant t.v. sat on this teeny, tiny t.v. stand....and it sat.....and it sat.....and it sat......I kept waiting for it to topple...but it just sat....and it sat....This past year he asked for a DVD....I said...."no, where the heck would we put it? Now, if we had an entertainment center, I might be able to consider a DVD player" and that's my story of how I got my entertainment center....

Hey, at least I wasn't like the vixen in "One Night at McCool's" who wanted her DVD player!!!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 04-16-2002 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Terri didn't like the entertainment center that we had. So she decided that she wanted an armoui to convert into an entertainment center. So we bought an old oak armoui at the auction. Of course Terri thought it was to big. NOT. Turned out to be perfect for all the electronic equipment. Of course it was fun engineering shelves together and not putting any new holes into the armoui.

Guys,
I know what you mean about turning up the stereo system. With four A/R speakers being pushed by a Sony system, I can't turn the stereo above 4 with out getting yelled at. Of course if she isn't around the bass and the volume go way up.

Dave & Terri

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RickBook
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posted 04-17-2002 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook   Click Here to Email RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I come from a different generation. I suppose it's the 'politically incorrect' gen.

All I had to do was tell my wife to "Shut the F up and get me another beer" the first time she told me my system was too loud.

Now when I've got it blaring, she brings me chips with the Budweiser and asks for forgiveness for not reading my mind soon enough.

I'm 45. She's 30. A little hard to train at first, but worth it now. Hell, I'm even starting to like her!


Hmmp... "kids".

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 04-17-2002 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RickBook:
I come from a different generation. I suppose it's the 'politically incorrect' gen.

All I had to do was tell my wife to "Shut the F up and get me another beer" the first time she told me my system was too loud.

Now when I've got it blaring, she brings me chips with the Budweiser and asks for forgiveness for not reading my mind soon enough.

I'm 45. She's 30. A little hard to train at first, but worth it now. Hell, I'm even starting to like her!


Hmmp... "kids".


All I have to say is, "Enjoy it while it lasts..."

That type of arrangement doesn't usually last forever. They EVENTUALLY wise up, and find someone who treats them with a little respect. You MAY be stretching things a bit, but if not, don't be surprised when she walks...

My wife used to be married to a jerk, so she doesn't expect the world... just a little respect. She's a great woman who's fairly low maintenance and pretty easy to deal with.

My situation a LOT better than being married to a woman who grew up as a spoiled brat! Several years ago, back before I got married, a woman at work tried getting me to go out with her daughter (spoiled brat who's idolized boyfriend died in a tragic accident) ...no way.

If you can find a woman who isn't a spoiled brat and treats you well... don't blow it by taking advantage of the situation. Don't spoil her, but treat her with a little respect... if you want her to stick around.

Good Luck!

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RickBook
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Registered: Apr 2002

posted 04-17-2002 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook   Click Here to Email RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

LOL!

Thanks for the free marrital advice, but, yes, I was stretching it 'just a little bit'.

The forum sub-title, "Politically Incorrect", inherently provoked the evil twin in me and caused me to vent vicariously through him. It wasn't my fault!

'Gotta go fold the misses panties now.

All in good humor,

pRick (the "p" is silent)

Twin brother to Richard (a.k.a. "Dick")

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