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Dudley Did-Write...

Does anybody else think "Watching television is like watching a sewage-disposal truck driven by a talking mule crash into a burning whorehouse" is one of the best lines he's ever written? As usual, he reaches into the toilet for his metaphors, but this time comes up with some really good $H1T! Bravo!

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I don't know if audio stand up comedy would ever work, but AD might be the only one to pull it off. He is to audio what Jerry Seinfeld is to a "show about nothing". He is a riot. I still think about the guy from AA crapping in his hat. Who makes this stuff up? No one but AD.

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I have not got my copy yet, but reading that line here already has me laughing my ass off.

Man's mind was not designed with a television attached to it. Television may do a few good things, but it does stupefy the mind. It should be noted that children's minds shut completely off when in front of it.

Stupification is the end result. A veritable legion of automatons is the result, ones who can, largely, only act passively to input - exactly like their training in front of it predicates, as it is employed, concerning the young - during the mind's formation.

Oh well. Maybe, in the end, that turns out to be the point.

Everybody's gotta have a plan.

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There is a whiff of revisionist history in Art's column this month.

As I recall, MF loved the Tice Clock, but then reviewed a similar clock - was it called the "National" or something like that? - that did an even more wonderful job and was actually listed in his reference components for a period of time.

Art's blanket dismissal of Stereophile's reviews of the Tice Clock strike me like trying to explain away some terrible picture of the hobby wearing a leisure suit and sporting a 'white man' hair perm.

(I wish I could recall the name of the clock that outperformed the Tice. I'll try going back to look at old reviews and reference systems from the time.)

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I dearly love Art, though, and don't wish the above to be dismissive of him.

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As I recall, MF loved the Tice Clock, but then reviewed a similar clock - was it called the "National" or something like that? - that did an even more wonderful job and was actually listed in his reference components for a period of time.

Michael was writing for The Absolute Sound at that time, so it's like it never happened.


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Art's blanket dismissal of Stereophile's reviews of the Tice Clock strike me like trying to explain away some terrible picture of the hobby wearing a leisure suit and sporting a 'white man' hair perm.

You can find our complete coverage of the Tice and similar Coherence clocks at http://www.stereophile.com/historical/784/ .

John Atkinson
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I would like to weigh in on Dudly's efforts this month...

First, he is perhaps the best writer on the staff.
Next, he is as child like about things political as he is skilled as that writer.
and finally..why I am posting

The Qx4...He tells us what is in it...a power supply, a single circuit board, an 18 pin chip....that's it. Then he advises on the price of this, let's be generous, couple of hundred bucks in parts...$2399!!!...yep, well over two grand, and you need two of them...$400 in parts...$4800...madness, and then he makes a bleeding heart political statement (though how giving to the poor justifies price gouging in the high end is sort of lost on me)

I am sure the company is great. I wish I could afford the cables, but selling a tiny number of parts at wildly inflated price to produce a real effect that no one can explain is simply wacky...

What next, snake handling or patent medicine shows?

There should be some embarrassment on this one, regardless of how well the fellow writes..piffle and overpriced do not change with proper grammar and entertaining writing...

And child like political views are, at the end of the day, still child like and do not belong in an audio magazine.

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Lets be blunt and direct, JIMV, -you- are the ill informed, overbiased, and childishly opinionated political jackass around these parts. You ignorance and vehemence is near legendary.

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Lets be blunt and direct, JIMV, -you- are the ill informed, overbiased, and childishly opinionated political jackass around these parts. You ignorance and vehemence is near legendary.

I thank you for your bluntness as I value the opinion of idiot political neophytes...Was there any point in the political stupidity presented? In fact, your note proves my point...what exactly is gained by mindless political rants, from either side, in an audio magazine. I admit it might make the wine and brie cocktail party revolutionaries feel all warm and cuddly but it simply pisses off folk on the other side and says zip, zero nada about audio.

The magazine is Stereophile, not Das Kapital Monthly.

When one is surrounded by naked folk, noting the emperor is naked is often the cause of derision, but derision does not clothe that emperor.

Now moving past your political ignorance, what about my point? $5K for a few hundred in parts?

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Happy holidays, boys and girls.

Let us be grateful that each of us, as well as virtually every writer for Stereophile, gives everyone on this forum ample opportunities to freely post to the extent that their heart and blood pressure allow.

Let us be equally grateful for the fact that, except when posters get way out of hand, unacceptably foul, or mired in personal attacks, that we have this opportunity to speak up about anything and everything 24 hours a day.

Sounds like a pretty good Christmas / Hanukkah present to me.

I look forward to running into some of you soon in the hallowed halls of the Venetian and Flamingo.

jason victor serinus

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And Merry Christmas to you...May you have a gift and food laden holiday full of love and friends...And no politics...

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