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Old 03-15-2005, 11:08 AM   #31
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largest ball of twine
Carlsbad caverns
Oral Roberts prayer tower
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:15 AM   #32
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It's on then. l123, permission to edit the thread title?
do what needs to be done, sir.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:24 AM   #33
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Which CD/song represents them the best??
They keep changing their stripes. Depends on your taste, really. I like Images and Words, Falling into Infinity, and Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence best, but there are DT fans who loathe SDIT because it's too orchestral and doesn't have the "progressive" nature of some of the others.

Images and Words has "Pull Me Under" on it, which got quite a bit of radio play and is palatable to most ears that like plain rock without all the mastubatory noodling that we guitar nerds live for. Hollow Years is a good slow song, "As I Am" is a good fast one, "A Change of Seasons" is a good long prog-rock thing.

Asking a Dream Theater geek which song is best is fruitless More often, we talk about which keyboardist is best (Rudess), debate whether having no vocalist is better than having James LaBrie (it's not, you just have to get used to him), and make bets as to how many more consecutive "Rock Drummer of the Year" awards Portnoy is going to get (I think he's up to like 9). Oh yeah, and wondering why Petrucci has decided to start playing nothing but speedy chromatic runs (hard to play but musically uninteresting).

Yah, so. anyway.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:27 AM   #34
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sorry, i found dream theatre to be completely uninteresting in the mid-90's when a friend of mine thought they were the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread.
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:34 AM   #35
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Bay of Fundy
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The Mississippi?! Which mile? Uh, the part that's a MILE WIDE. Which part of the Amazon is the landmark or the Grand Canyon for that matter? Or the Great Wall of China? I think that you can see it from space qualifies it as a mark on the land. [/soapbox]
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:54 AM   #36
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sorry, i found dream theatre to be completely uninteresting in the mid-90's when a friend of mine thought they were the greatest thing to come along since sliced bread.
they hit a rough patch there for a couple of albums. is it the style you don't like, or their execution of it?

actually we should wait until the rock band thing comes up. sorry UT.
we now return you to your regularly scheduled thread.

um,

Arches Nat'l Monument
Mesa Verde
Ayers Rock
Mormon Tabernacle or temple or whatever.
Great Salt Lake
the Matterhorn
Stonehenge
Music Row in Nashville
French Quarter, N'awlins
Pirates of the Caribbean
Wall Drug
Bass Pro Shop
Buffalo Bill's grave


ok i think i ran out awhile ago
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:49 PM   #37
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Notre Dame Cathedral
Kill Devil Hill at Kitty Hawk, NC
The Sun Dagger in Chaco Canyon, NM
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The Kremlin
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Old 03-15-2005, 12:55 PM   #38
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Golden Gate Bridge
Pont du Gard
Millau Viaduct
Great Wall of China
Pompolona Towers
Giza Pyramid
Stonehenge
Hollywood sign

Grand Canyon
Devil's Tower (An actual landmark for wagon trains in the 1840's - 1850's)
Great Barrier Reef
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:03 PM   #39
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What would be neat, but obviously a burden for UT, would be a picture of each landmark as they go head to head during the games. Sure, Mt. Everest is the highest and most famous mountain, but most people couldn't pick it out of a lineup of mountains. It's not much of a landmark. Mount Fuji is much more recognizable, I think.

Mount Fuji would probably win in a photo contest, but Mt. Everest would probably win in a text contest.

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Old 03-15-2005, 01:05 PM   #40
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i heard the snow on Kilimanjaro melted....dang.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:00 PM   #41
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That's just a bunch of tree hugger claptrap...there is absolutely no scientific proof that global warming is occurring. At least, that's the Conservative Party line...

Does anyone find it odd that the same people who say that Global Warming is crap firmly believe that the version of Creation as detailed in the Book of Genesis is 100% accurate and proveable?
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:05 PM   #42
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Hang on, there was something on the front of the Independent newspaper here that said there was definate proof of golabl warming, gimme a while and i might be able to find it...
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:07 PM   #43
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My brother-in-law is an internationally recognized ecologist who has participated in a number of studies on global warming, atmospheric CO2 levels and how they affect soil nitrogen, etc. etc. Plant scientist stuff. He's also a deacon at his Baptist church. He's tried to explain the global warming thing to me, but i'm too dumb.
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:09 PM   #44
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heres a link, dunno where the whole article is: http://news.independent.co.uk/world/...p?story=612506
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Old 03-15-2005, 04:23 PM   #45
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Landmarks, people. LANDMARKS.

Statue of Liberty.
Hoover Dam
Taj Mahal
Sphinx
Neuschwanstein castle
Disneyworld
Taipei 101
The "Rocky" statue in Philadelphia
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