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Do you happen to recall the Michael Jackson documentary, Living With Michael Jackson? During one scene in a Las Vegas mall, Jackson waves his hands around a specialty shop, softly declaring, “This one, that one,” “Yoo-hoo, and this.” He drops a few million in a matter of minutes. Minutes! An $89,000 Siamese chess set — why not? Half a million on two giant urns he already has? They’re for the other house, silly.

We aren't all millionaires (nor ever will be), but it sure is fun to look for the most awesome and outrageous items to buy this holiday season. Of course, if I had a million dollars, I'd be more charitable and try to be a better human than this, but let's just play pretend and be frivolous. Why? Because there is a bronze bust of Bruce Springsteen for sale, that’s why.


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garfielduk
#1 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Lana, keep your eyes on Grant tomorrow if he has loads of cookies from JJ Bean feel free to hit him for me please.

kirkofdoom
#2 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012
Lana Gay
#4 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@Stevie - did you look at the last pic in the gallery?

JonDixon
#5 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Boats.  I would buy many boats and then invite questionable women to come and dance on them.

Chopz87
#6 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

Is this the Lanarama blog post?

garfielduk
#7 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

If I had $1,000,000 I'd buy a small plot of land in PEI and build a small cottage on it.

flannel tom
#8 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 13, 2012

Hey Lana - Here is what I want to buy myself for christmas but I think I missed the boat on it.

Frankenstein taking a selfie by Graham Clark

It's not really musically related but it's what I would buy for myself i I wasn't so broke right now!

flannel tom
#9 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 13, 2012

@garf - you could probably get a decent plot of land there for that price.

JonDixon
#10 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

@KoD I hate you for posting that site.  Seriously, why can't I have a water powered fucking jetpack!?!?!

I had to close it when I almost bought the transformer usb stick

Lana Gay
#11 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@Chopsz You betcha!

flannel tom
#12 posted by
flannel tom
on Dec 13, 2012

I gotta go people. Going to shoot some hoops for a bit. Have a decent afternooner!

Lana Gay
#13 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@flanneltom I want the invisible man one!

TheIceman
#14 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 13, 2012

The Dolly Parton pinball machine at $2,895 seems like a real bargain.

TheIceman
#15 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 13, 2012

@FT 12 - Put the ball through the hoop more times than the other team does!

Chopz87
#16 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

You know how much vinyl I could buy with what it costs to buy one of those turntables?

kathyjean
#17 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 13, 2012

Lana, how badly do you want that Dolly pinball machine. Be honest! ;)

garfielduk
#18 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Chopz87 #16, more than 1!

krib
#19 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

Glow-in-the-dark toilet paper, because you want to touch something that will glow in the dark on a sensitive area like that

stevierayk
#20 posted by
stevierayk
on Dec 13, 2012

So sleepy…must… fight….. purity ring coma

kirkofdoom
#21 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Okay everyone. We just need to get 145 people together to pitch in $20 each so we can get Lana that pinball machine. 

canadajanes
#22 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 13, 2012

I would probably travel with my million dollars. Go all over and try to stretch it out as long as possible before having to come back and get a job again...

krib
#23 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

a brass knuckles taser? and only $48.69

kathyjean
#24 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 13, 2012

With a million dollars, I would get as far away from here as possible.

flagpole music
#25 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

off topic but Colbert Report is closing out the show all week with Christmas carols. last night he sang with Mandy Patinkin & Michael Stipe. in case you missed it here.  that's from Colbert's site. also if you buy them on itunes, money goes to Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

Chopz87
#26 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

@ Garf - tutumslpash!

Chopz87
#27 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

TRUST!!!

Lana Gay
#28 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@kathyjean I REALLY WANT THE DOLLY PINBALL MACHINE!

krib
#29 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

I'd head to Vancouver Island, I think. Buy myself something.

then go get a job because I just blew 1,000,000 on #*$&ing house on insanely overpriced Vancouver Island

flagpole music
#30 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@krib #29 - yeah, I'd get a nice little house with a pool here in LA. but again, 1,000,000 wouldn't go very far in some neighborhoods. but i could pull off somewhere with a couple bedrooms in Los Feliz. then musicians would ahve a place to crash when they come through

flagpole music
#31 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

outrageous?  probably some kind of vintage car. & vespa.

Snarf
#32 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

hey now.  Have you looked at Vancouver prices?  The Island is a steal compared to my new home town.

krib
#33 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

yeah, but it's pretty much common knowledge that Vancouver is insanely expensive, for leaky, mouldy condos, no less

krib
#34 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

Victoris is surprisingly expensive. $400K is just barely in starter home range

darbarspecial
#35 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

Inner Ninja is my present fav tune I think.

Snarf
#36 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

I don't care if everyone knows - Vancouver real estate is still stupid.  That same house costs $850,000 or more here. (you may have touched a nerve - I am being driven out of town by housing costs)

krib
#37 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

then again, home ownership isn't all that it's cracked up to be

canadajanes
#38 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 13, 2012

Did Classified just say something about beating up a clown?

flagpole music
#39 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

this is such fun. it always makes me think of Aziz Ansari on Parks & Rec. I live in hopes of them using it for him someday. preferably playing on the DJRomba

darbarspecial
#40 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

@canadajanes - Not that I recall lol.

flagpole music
#41 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

oops. roomba. you know those vacuum things.

Chopz87
#42 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

YES!

krib
#43 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

ugh, that fetus song

fictionjunkie
#44 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 13, 2012

@krib - your comment about the million buying a home and then requiring a job made me laugh. As an Islander who lives in Duncan and commutes to Victoria in order to be a homeowner, ouch!

flagpole music
#45 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

that's like owning a car in Chicago. well, real estate too but i'd have had to take a second job to pay to have a car to drive me to my job that i was working to pay for the car

garfielduk
#46 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

I wonder if I would be allowed to park my Millennium Falcon on my land in PEI?

 

Not forgetting the $1300 Star Wars watches

darbarspecial
#47 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

If I had a million dollars besides travelling and moving are top of the list. Other things would be setting up my own computer/photo imaging business with a great set up of computers, scanners, printers etc. An awesome entertainment room would be fun. Movie theatre, music room, gaming room. Ok maybe more than one room. I need a bigger house.

fictionjunkie
#48 posted by
fictionjunkie
on Dec 13, 2012

realistically, with a million dollars I would pay all my debt and then try and bank the rest to take fabulous vacations. A couple million would lead to the house upgrade/purchase in Tofino, no work and traveling full time.

flagpole music
#49 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

if anyone is in Guelph, Harlan Pepper are playing at Jimmy Jazz tonight. & it's free.

Chopz87
#50 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

Lana, you are playing some of my all time favorite tunes!! Trust, Shad, Young Galaxy!

kirkofdoom
#51 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

if I legitimately had a million dollars, I would put it towards buying some space and renovating it into a new music venue for Vancouver. it would also have web streaming capabilities like Streaming Cafe or the Duncan Showroom Garage, and possibly be modeled after Richard's on Richards. Or maybe it'll have the venue downstairs, with a relaxed bar upstairs that could hold smaller events (like the Waldorf)...

Christine McAvoy
#52 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Dec 13, 2012

@flagpole FYI we have to watch the colbert report/daily show on Comedy Central...their websites wont work in canada for videos. :p

Christine McAvoy
#53 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Dec 13, 2012

@Kirk and no red lights right?!

flagpole music
#54 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

you  know what my pal Tom Wilson says about becoming a millionaire in the Canadian music industry? start with $2,000,00

krib
#55 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

whose bust would I want if I had the money? interesting question...

flagpole music
#56 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@CMac - i was afraid of that. it's not bad. not funny. a pretty straight forward rendition. tonight it's Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon doing his dad's holiday song (War is Over or whatever the actually title is). for you Wilco nuts.

canadajanes
#57 posted by
canadajanes
on Dec 13, 2012

I've got a bust of Craig in my apartment, but don't tell him.

 

It's actually just a photo of his bust.

Chopz87
#58 posted by
Chopz87
on Dec 13, 2012

@ Lana - Please accept this as a thank you for the great tunes

garfielduk
#59 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

I don't think I would want a life size bust of anybody, the idea is too creepy for me.

I'd rather become friends with the artist (if I can) and help fund the recording of new albums.

darbarspecial
#60 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

I would love a custom drum kit. That would be oh so awesome.

krib
#61 posted by
krib
on Dec 13, 2012

so, who is this playing after Bend Sinister? My player isn't updating again

darbarspecial
#62 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

Not sure, but Suuns is on now.

Lana Gay
#63 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@krib After Bend Sinister was Luke Lalonde's "Undone"

Christine McAvoy
#64 posted by
Christine McAvoy
on Dec 13, 2012

If I Had A Million Dollars

I owe my dad a car (though that was if I become a crazy-famous photography).

 

I don't know what I'd do with it, except invest and not worry about rent in Vancouver for a while.

If I HAD to spend it on something? I'd rent the commodore, and get all my friends to play there in my own peak performance project type thing, but where everyone gets money and gets to play the big stage. That'd be fun. 

And then I'd invest the rest into Kirk's new venue so i never have to go to the commodore again. I miss Richards on Richards.

Or maybe I buy the commodore and ban live nation shows? I dunno.

kirkofdoom
#65 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

I always thought I kind of didn't like K'naan, and then I heard this song.

And now I'm sure I don't like K'naan. 

evensteven
#66 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

Hi Lana (and hi R3r's)

I guess I would take a bust of the greatest front man of all time. Any of these poses would be great.

Snarf
#67 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

I want a Karmman Ghia kitted out with an electric motor.  Or just a Karmman Ghia.

evensteven
#68 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

Lana... U shud do a Sick Starter campaign for the Pinball Machine

(but if you're using KIRKstarter #21... I'm in for $20

@Chops #58... Watch ur back Robocop!

garfielduk
#69 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Snarf #67, For me it would have to be an electrified Austin Mini.

evensteven
#70 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

*Kick

evensteven
#71 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

instead of Sick

flagpole music
#72 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@snarf - #67 - i read knitted instead of kitted & wondered for a moment what weird kind of car kozy you were worried about

kirkofdoom
#73 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Lana's Dolly Parton Pinball KirkStarter: Two down, 143 to go. Something tells me we'll need more than just the blog for this. 

garfielduk
#74 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@evensteven #71, SickStarter?

evensteven
#75 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

Gary... Cartoon puke is the only kind I can watch without joining in.

Snarf
#76 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

Garfield - electric  austin mini station wagon is my second choice.

Snarf
#77 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

flagpole - yarn bomb!

Cicero
#78 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 13, 2012

Hey Y'all!

TheIceman
#79 posted by
TheIceman
on Dec 13, 2012

If you were a farmer you could just keep farming until all the money was gone. Or so I've heard.

Cicero
#80 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 13, 2012

@Kirk - dolly parton kick starter?!

kirkofdoom
#81 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

at cicero.

There's a Dolly Parton pinball machine that's $2,895. Lana wants it. I suggested we just need 145 people pitching in $20 each to get it for her!

So far, two people are in, including me...

garfielduk
#82 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@kirkofdoom #81, Sure, why not, count me in for $20 as well

kathyjean
#83 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 13, 2012

If I Had  Million Dollars

Money can't buy happiness, but it could help. Right now especially.

kathyjean
#84 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 13, 2012

Hey Cicero!

Cicero
#85 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 13, 2012

@Kirk - I could do 20$, if I could get to play with it when I go to vancouver.

@KJ - Hey lady!

garfielduk
#86 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@kathyjean #83, No but I hear it can buy you a better class of misery.

CDNz1
#87 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Two words.

Jedi Bath Robes

garfielduk
#88 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@CDNz1 #87, That's three doofus

smalliebigs
#89 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@Russ: at the risk of outing myself as a huge effin dork...those bath robes look SO awesome. 

Cicero
#90 posted by
Cicero
on Dec 13, 2012

If I had a million dollars:

I'd use it to pay my rent, get a retail job to cover my expenses, and just write my novels FOREVER.

kathyjean
#91 posted by
kathyjean
on Dec 13, 2012

Cicero: Sounds pretty damn good.

kirkofdoom
#92 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

except for the "retail" part

garfielduk
#93 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Russ #88, To harsh?

flagpole music
#94 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

a bit off topic, tho certainly a good use of money here. A film guy from the UK that I know via my shorts project got a cochlear implant recently. He wrote this great article about the experience of having the device turned on the first time. Totally worth the time to read. It's pretty amazing. Bill Lager. also. best last name ever maybe

JonDixon
#95 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

If I had a million dollars I would use it to buy 700,000 old one dollar bills and then swim in it.

Then I would extract all the left over drugs from those dolla bills and make another million

CDNz1
#96 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Garfy, Harsh? I do that just to entertain you.

garfielduk
#97 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@CDNz1 #96, Thank you for thinking of me :)

can2nz
#98 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

I have been hitting the gym seriously for about nearly 10 months, my hoiday resolution is to avoid the candy and junk and do a twice per day 5 day a week routine during the holidays, I go back to work on 14 January.

flagpole music
#99 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@CDNz1 - when i make lists on FB i like to use A. & then #2 to screw with my friend Julie. drives her mental

kirkofdoom
#100 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

my lists have gone 

A) for the first point,

2) for the second point, and

D) for the third point for years.

It's because of Home Alone. 

smalliebigs
#101 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@Flagpole: just like Buzz in Home Alone. An obscure reference, but I can't help it. 

@Can2nz: I admire your commitment. I will be happy if I can maintain my 4ish day/week routine and not go in to a diabetic coma. 

smalliebigs
#102 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@KOD: jeez, it's almost like we'd be friends in "real life". 

JonDixon
#103 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Also, it turns out that my sister in law bought me one of the cds on my purchase list for Christmas, so I got my wife to take some off, including the one that was purchased for me.  Here is ther order that I ended up putting in:

Under the Mistletoe - Good Lovelies

The Poet’s Dead - Rah Rah

The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates (2CD) - Hall & Oates

Voyageur  - Kathleen Edwards

The End of That  - Plants and Animals

Temporary Resident  - Imaginary Cities

Summer Of Lust  - Library Voices

Celebration Rock - Japandroids

Islands Disappear  - Said the Whale

Post-Nothing  - Japandroids

Let the Rain Fall - Good Lovelies

Good Lovelies - Good Lovelies

Little Mountain  - Said The Whale

Parc Avenue - Plants and Animals

We Have Made A Spark - Rose Cousins

Some are for me, some are for the missus (see: Hall and Oates) for Christmas.  Now I'm licking my chops waiting for them!  Unfortunately, not guaranteed for before Christmas.  To get it the week of Christmas was $30 in shipping, to get it before was $100.

CDNz1
#104 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Hey, can anyone recommend a set of decent headphones...suitable for subway travel?

flagpole music
#105 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@KoD. I have blocked that movie out due to my Suncoast years but yes. i like to mix it up. I'm partial to 

- first of all

-& then B.

they used it in a Gilmore Girls ep too but i'm up to my eyeballs in those still so i couldn't say which one for sure.

flagpole music
#106 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@CDNz1 - you need cans not buds. for sure.

kirkofdoom
#107 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Pretty sure smallie and I have the exact same reference pools. Like, exact same. 

CDNz1
#108 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

I know, they're for Yort's nephew in NYC. We're heading over to Best Buy shortly so I can try them all.

can2nz
#109 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

@ smalliebigs, give yourself 90 days, eat right and ring every day, you'll see the difference, and if you buy a chin up bar for home then wow, so much you can do.  However, New Year's resolutions are sabotaged by the norther hemisphere weather.  I think that Christmas is best celebrated up north, but new years is defnintely for us down here.  It's all bbq and beach all the time.

flagpole music
#110 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

I'll check with my pal Tony. i know he did this recently. can't guarantee how quick he'll answer but i'll tex you.

can2nz
#111 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

I meant run every day, if you rang me each day for motivation it would be too expensive.

Lana Gay
#112 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@kirk You're funny! The Dolly Parton pinball Kirk-starter is hilarious!

Benoit from Ottawa
#113 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

CDN, I have a previous version of these (without the in-line volume control). They are excellent. Very large diaphragms (voice), hence sensitivity. Lifetime warranty good for cord replacement when you ripi it out.

Benoit from Ottawa
#114 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

pipi = rip

flagpole music
#115 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

his bro lived in NYC for years so he'll be an informed opinion

garfielduk
#116 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@can2nz #111, That's what skype is for

Benoit from Ottawa
#117 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

pipi = ripi = rip

sheesh

binsy
#118 posted by
binsy
on Dec 13, 2012

SLOOOOOOOOOOO-ooooooooooooooaaaannnn!!!

can2nz
#119 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

Yes, I use skype sometimes, but I have been out of Canada for 6 years now and only get occaissional emails from family and I can't think of when a "friend" emailed me. Skype is great though. 

CDNz1
#120 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Thanks, Benoit! That's pretty much what I was grunties flop.

can2nz
#121 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

Out of sight and too far to visit so way out of mind.  However, no travel hassels for visiting over the holidays.  We totally relax and feel great.

smalliebigs
#122 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@Russ: SkullCandy earbuds have pretty good noise cancellation and they also have a life time warranty for defects. That comes in handy given the tendency of the input jack to get all weird. Oddly enough, a new pair is being sent to me as we speak because the previous ones got wonky. I think I paid about $65 (Titan buds) but they have options for the $30-40ish range. LIFE TIME WARRANTY FTW. Most of their buds now come standard with the dealio on the cord to take/make calls, adjust volume, change songs, etc. 

@Can2nz: I've been pretty committed to weight training for several years on and off, but consistently for the last 13 months or so but the cardio is something that hasn't caught on as well, in part because my knees are a little Grant-esque. I already need to eat fairly well (the diabetic bit was only partly in jest as I am a type 1 diabetic) but there is NO DOUBT that I could tighten it up...and ease back on the hooch. 

@KOD: at least we know if one of us doesn't cover something the other is sure to. 

CDNz1
#123 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

grunties flop = looking for

garfielduk
#124 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@can2nz #119, The last time I used skype was to talk with Craig Norris

can2nz
#125 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

Say, when I log in here and watch the blog, I really get nothing done here, how do you all cope with your work and the blog?

can2nz
#126 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

I will have to see if he will take my skype call.

CDNz1
#127 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

@Garfy - Did you finally wind up telling him who you were?

can2nz
#128 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

My 11 year old would really go in for the electric violin, but she only needs 3/4 size at the moment.

JonDixon
#129 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

I'm grunties flop a coffee...

garfielduk
#130 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@CDNz1 #127, His nurse said it was probably best if I didn't tell him.

kirkofdoom
#131 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

I think I'm going to need to somehow cash in on the lifetime warranty Skullcandy has. I got a pair of earbuds a couple months ago and the other week, the right earbud stopped working for no particular reason*

 

*I listen with one earbud at work, and when my boss talks to me, sometimes I fiddle with the eearbuds because I have restless hands, and it stopped working one of those times. I didn't do anything that should have caused it to stop working, but evidently...

garfielduk
#132 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

TARIQ!!!!!!

 

JonDixon
#133 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

@Bruce Wayne just don't tell Skullcandy what you were up to.  Tell them that it just stopped working.

smalliebigs
#134 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@KOD: you really should! I bought a pair of the cheapo "Smokin' Buds" by Skullcandy and then didn't cash in, but I felt I had to with the more expensive Titans. It's an easy enough warranty process that ends with you getting a coupon for their online store in the value of your old buds. 

One word of warning: carefully examine what they send you. I ordered the Titans and they sent "Smokin' Buds" (which are worth almost half). Believe it or not, to speed up the process of me getting the new ear buds they had me cut the cord on the Smokin' Buds and send in a picture to them to prove they'd be destroyed so they could then send me the ones I actually ordered. I'm not kidding. How's that for waste?

kirkofdoom
#135 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

at jon

i don't plan on it. all i was doing really was twisting the rubber thingie at the end, and taking it off/putting it back on. it's not like i was smashing it into my desk or gnawing on the wire. 

CDNz1
#136 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Acrylic electric violins are the coooolest things...

flagpole music
#137 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

I'm grunties flop to the train. picking up some cds at the $1 store & then off to citysip for a glass of wine with my pal Ali. the cds are to pass on some CanCon mixes for her:)

kirkofdoom
#138 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

at smallie

did you have to cut the cord before they sent it?? i don't want to have a couple weeks of earbudlessness! 

flagpole music
#139 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

the best buy site says they have Bose headphones on sale at the moment. if that helps.

Benoit from Ottawa
#140 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

I'ma grunties flop a poutine, then off to the Sheep for Hollerado and (Mr Graham Wright's) Tokyo POOOOlice Club.

Quiero pooteen!

smalliebigs
#141 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@KOD: the cord cutting was just for the new ones they sent me incorrectly. For your defective buds you'll have to put them in a padded envelope and send 'em in. I think I had the replacements inside of a week, though. Maybe slower now given that it's closer to Christmas but they're pretty fast...assuming they don't send you the wrong ones! 

CDNz1
#142 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

These are not the droids you're grunties flop.

garfielduk
#143 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Benoit from Ottawa #140, Tell Graham Garfield from the blog says hello

JonDixon
#144 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Is this two songs?

Lana, is this an aw man remix?  Or......what someone recorded on purpose?

CDNz1
#145 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

BENOIT! Sounds like a rockin' night. Enjoy!

Snarf
#146 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

grunties flop = looking for, right?  So people are looking for coffee and trains?

MusicSoop
#147 posted by
MusicSoop
on Dec 13, 2012

Kirk [2]: That is a verrrrrrry dangerous website. Space Invaders couch?

garfielduk
#148 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@JonDixon #143, Now that yo mention it I have not heard an aw-man remix in a while

garfielduk
#149 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

yo = you

JonDixon
#150 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

@Snarf, yes, I'm looking for a coffee.  But I can't find one in here.

flagpole music
#151 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

yeah, i sorta adjusted to heading for. i don't need to look real hard for the train station. i am trying to avoid the walk tho. ugh. at least it's stopped raining.

JonDixon
#152 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

@Snard what I'm really grunties flop is a coffee train.  A train that brings you to coffee.  mmmm coffee train

JonDixon
#153 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

haha snard. hahahahahaha

can2nz
#154 posted by
can2nz
on Dec 13, 2012

I Love this song!

Snarf
#155 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

ambitions:

1) be recruited/headhunted for something

B) have an assistant

That assistant will make/find me a lot of coffee.

flagpole music
#156 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

mmm...coffee train. they had sweets train on QI one episode. it's still a personal favorite.

flagpole music
#157 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

@snarf - i sorta miss having a boss who was willing to pay for coffee if i was willing to fetch it. he treated us to Dunkin Donuts at least once a week. it was awesome. i got to go for a nice 15 minute walk outside & all

Snarf
#158 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

now I can smell coffee.  I think I am hallucination.

Snarf
#159 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

yeah, I am glad I have more responsibility/pay but it wasn't terrible being paid to make coffee for the office.

JonDixon
#160 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Oh man you guys, this is the worst.  There is this huge pissing match happening at the animal shelter here.

Benoit from Ottawa
#161 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

Damn, that's a long breath she takes. Way over the number of beats!

flagpole music
#162 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

ok, as much as I'm enjoying the show & chat & being queen of the Proscati Nation I really do want to see Alli so heading out.

when the show is over, seriously have a look at Bill's article. the man is a deaf filmmaker. it's amazing. link in #94.

smalliebigs
#163 posted by
smalliebigs
on Dec 13, 2012

@Snarf re 155: it's overrated. Not the coffee bit, but the other part. 

garfielduk
#164 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012
flagpole music
#165 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

catch you all tomorrow & have good nights!

flagpole music
#166 posted by
flagpole music
on Dec 13, 2012

& thanks for the Teenage Head, Lana!  awesome!!!

Snarf
#167 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

Bye, flagpole!

jon - that is pretty lame.  Who is battling for control?  It doesn't seem to say.

Smallie - I suspect it isn't, but who doesn't like a little ego boost? We are talking about being headhunted, right?

JonDixon
#168 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

@snarf there was a board, but then the president somehow fired to board or something like that, or someone staged some sort of take over, I haven't really been following it, but its shitty.

From what I've heard (from someone who knows someone, obviously) is that the current president is a wingnut and no one will work with her.

Benoit from Ottawa
#170 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

90 trillion bacteria in or on us. No, no mere billions. On ONE human.

(From Humans are disgusting, above)

garfielduk
#171 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Benoit from Ottawa #170, So if I had a really good wash and clean out of those bacteria I would not be so fat

JonDixon
#172 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Here  is a question for the blog:  I have some reference reports that were published at some point (I have ISBN numbers).  I'd like to buy some more of them, how the crap do I find them?

The interwebs has failed me so far, other than to tell me that they are out of print.  Is that it?  Show over?

Snarf
#173 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

it is kirk's favourite song!

CDNz1
#174 posted by
CDNz1
on Dec 13, 2012

Jon- Our crack staff of library scientists should know. (Loweeda, Kid Cauley)

Snarf
#176 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

jon - have you looked on the academic databases, e.g Academic Search Premier?

Benoit from Ottawa
#177 posted by
Benoit from Ottawa
on Dec 13, 2012

But JD, they're gone for the day.

I googled out of print ISBN. Try it?

Out, bye.

JonDixon
#178 posted by
JonDixon
on Dec 13, 2012

Hm, maybe I'll have to wait until the experts are in tomorrow.

JJDix out.

garfielduk
#179 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Lana Duck Sauce?

evensteven
#180 posted by
evensteven
on Dec 13, 2012

Wats with those chimes I just heard during the Bahamas song?

garfielduk
#181 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@lana,what was that?

darbarspecial
#182 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

Well that was kind of weird. Was it just here? That might freak me out being all alone in my dungeon.

Snarf
#183 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

did anyone else just hear a music box?

darbarspecial
#184 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

Whew! It wasn't just me.

kirkofdoom
#185 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Uh. I just heard what sounded like the cranking and opening of a music box, and I have NO IDEA WHERE THAT CAME FROM

I am kind of scared that I'm not in a Japanese horror movie and some little girl ghost is going to kill me. 

kirkofdoom
#186 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Okay. Less freaked out now. (when I started writing that, no one else had posted)

Snarf
#187 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

hahaha - glad you all heard it.  I was really creeped out home alone.

aiesha jones
#188 posted by
aiesha jones
on Dec 13, 2012

I  totally looked over my shoulders at the office! haha!

kirkofdoom
#189 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

It happened right as I opened a link in a new tab, so I thought it was an auto-play advert. I closed three tabs, then went to mute R3, but it was already gone. 

Lana Gay
#190 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

I have no idea! I heard it too! 

Snarf
#191 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

I am on my lap top in the kitchen with the radio playing on the living room computer (long storey).  I had to cross the room, wake up the computer, and click the tabs to see what was going on.  I was terrified what I was going to see.

Lana Gay
#192 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

It was a special holiday remix courtesy of the album cut of Jenn Grant's "Dreamer" which has a music box at the end, hahah!

kirkofdoom
#193 posted by
kirkofdoom
on Dec 13, 2012

Okay, as freaked out as we were, I can imagine Lana being about seven times more freaked out from not knowing where it came from. 

Snarf
#194 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

If I ever become evil Snarf and make a malicious virus, that is going to be the sound of your computer being infected.  Which is what I thought was happening.

Shonica
#195 posted by
Shonica
on Dec 13, 2012

Great show Lana!

darbarspecial
#196 posted by
darbarspecial
on Dec 13, 2012

Love the songs. Freaky remixes though.

Snarf
#197 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

seriously.  this is testing my nerves. 

Lana Gay
#198 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

Yeah, the fact that it happened again. GREAT timing. 

laurenelizabeth
#199 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 13, 2012

Plan your escape ... oldie but a goodie! Thanks for providing my drunken baking soundtrack Lana

Lana Gay
#200 posted by
Lana Gay
on Dec 13, 2012

@lauren That's what I'm here for! Oooh, drunken baking! What are you making? What are you drinking?

laurenelizabeth
#201 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 13, 2012

I'm drinking a lovely Pinot Grigorio and baking peanut brittle and homemade pretzels

 

Snarf
#202 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

<--darkest blog?

Snarf
#203 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

lauren - I was going to make peanut brittle this year.  Do you have a recipe you like?  I have never made it before.

garfielduk
#204 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

Has anyone seen Snarf?

laurenelizabeth
#205 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 13, 2012

Snarf: this is a great recipe

Snarf
#206 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

Thanks! Pinned! (yes I used Pinterest.  I did just get married)

laurenelizabeth
#207 posted by
laurenelizabeth
on Dec 13, 2012

snarf: i'm addicted to pinterest. no judgement here.

garfielduk
#208 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

I think I have watched to much Big Bang Theory, I just ran this bit through my head and giggled

Snarf
#209 posted by
Snarf
on Dec 13, 2012

Garf - but did you sing squirrel in your head?

garfielduk
#210 posted by
garfielduk
on Dec 13, 2012

@Snarf #209, yes I did

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