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Miles Archer

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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 06:49 PM
Number of posts: 13,367

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So I have TWO local clients with DUELING TACO TUESDAYS

Taco #1: A buck each. Basically a Taco Bell Supreme...crunchy shell, ground beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, sour cream and salsa

Taco #2: 75 cents each. No idea what's in it but sour cream and guacamole are extra.

Have tried Taco #1, well worth the money. Will be going to take photos of Taco #2 today. Stay tuned, boys & girls.

Crying kid in diner ignites Facebook war between mom, owner

Crying kid in diner ignites Facebook war between mom, owner


Darla Neugebauer, owner of Marcy's Diner in Portland, is defending her actions amid social media uproar touched off when the child's mother blasted Neugebauer on Marcy's Facebook page. Neugebauer defended herself in a profanity-laced response. The initial wave of reaction included people who said they'll never eat at the restaurant again; this morning, although Neugebauer's post had been deleted, the diner's Facebook page was flooded with support for the owner.

Neugebauer wrote on Facebook that the girl had been crying for more than 40 minutes by the time she slammed her hands on the counter and told the girl to be quiet. She told WCSH-TV that her waitress had warned the parents that the order of three 12-inch pancakes was not only too large for the child but would take extra time to prepare. The parents nevertheless stuck with the order, she said, then proceeded to ignore their child's crying and didn't help her eat once the food arrived.

"Life's full of choices and you've got to live with all of them," Neugebauer said. "I chose to yell at a kid, it made her shut-up, which made me happy, it made my staff happy, it made the 75 other people dining here happy, and they left, they may never come back, other people may not come in. Their loss really."

Tara Carson, the mother of the child, wrote on Facebook that anyone with young children should understand that crying is normal after waiting such a long time for food.

I can't think of a band with greater amounts of genius AND crap than Jefferson Airplane / Starship

Jefferson Airplane Takes Off: An interesting beginning
Surrealistic Pillow: Time capsule-worthy era classic
After Bathing At Baxters: The Airplane's response to The Dead's "Anthem Of The Sun," an attempt to capture an acid trip in the studio
Crown Of Creation: I'm guessing Kantner had final vote on most of these tracks since they display his best and worst tendencies
Volunteers: One more classic before retiring the brand
Bark: Shit, held aloft by Jorma's contributions
Long John Silver: Somewhere between shit and acceptable. More interesting songs on this one than on "Bark"
30 Seconds Over Winterland: Dying band limps across the finish line
Dragon Fly: No Jorma or Jack but Marty is back, "Caroline" is a tour de force, and the remaining tracks are pretty damned solid
Red Octopus: Despite "Miracles" having been played to death, this is the Starship equivalent of "Surrealistic Pillow."
Spitfire: The soft overtakes the hard, the pop pap settles in
Earth: An even softer version of "Spitfire." Pop shit.
Freedom At Point Zero: Interesting...Starship pretends they're Journey but they're rocking their asses off
Modern Times: Grace is back, "Stairway to Cleveland" was interesting, so was "Stranger" in an 80s pop disco sort of way
Winds Of Change: Title track was nice and tough, but it becomes apparent that Pete Sears is the pop villain in this band
Nuclear Furniture: Kantner's last stand. "Layin' It On The Line" was a nice disposable hit single
Knee Deep in the Hoopla: "We built this city, we built this city on rock and roll"
No Protection: What selling your soul sounds like
Love Among the Cannibals: ALL of the "Jeffersons" are now gone. Mickey Thomas vocals, Craig Chaquico guitars, Donny Baldwin drums, backing vocals, Mark Morgan keyboards, Brett Bloomfield bass, backing vocals...all making music no one wanted to hear.

Kantner successfully sued the band and regained control over the "Jefferson Starship" brand...I was driving through Vegas LAST WEEK and saw a billboard for an upcoming performance. He made additional albums after the "Starship" debacle, some pretty interesting. I haven't bothered to find out who, other than Kantner, is in the current lineup. I think David Freiberg...who returned a couple of years ago after being fired...might still be around. But as far as the "core" albums above are concerned, you definitely need a road map before shelling out your hard-earned dollars.

Chris Christie: I will ORDER your Olive Garden waiter to send YOUR unlimited breadsticks to MY table

Just when I think Christie can't push the envelope any further, he comes out with a statement like this. Reprehensible.

Chris Christie: If you are in a crosswalk in MY state, I won't slow down or stop, I'll speed up

I just don't understand the anger and aggression in his campaign. I really don't.

N.J. Emergency Rooms WARN: If bitten by Chris Christie, do NOT attempt to suck out the venom

Just heard this on CNN. Chris Christie venom, if ingested in even the smallest amounts, can cause violent hallucinations, diarrhea, vomiting, and eventually complete paralysis. If bitten, dial 911 and lay perfectly still until help arrives.

No link yet...breaking news.

Chris Christie: "Vote for me and I will BITE you, PUNCH you, & drink ALL the beer in your fridge!"

Is it just me, or is his campaign a little "questionable?"

Neil Young is issuing a Facebook fatwa against streaming music this morning...

...and some of you may or may not be aware of this, but if you go to the link, he posted a while back that any time the profile pic is him in the hat, HE is actually writing the post. So this is coming from Neil, NOT the person / persons who normally maintain his page.


I was there.
AM radio kicked streaming's ass.
Analog Cassettes and 8 tracks also kicked streaming's ass,
and absolutely rocked compared to streaming.

Streaming sucks. Streaming is the worst audio in history.
If you want it, you got it. It's here to stay.
Your choice.

Copy my songs if you want to. That's free.
Your choice.

All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be.

It's already started. My music is being removed from all streaming services. It's not good enough to sell or rent.

Make streaming sound good and I will be back.

Neil Young

Today's skirmish with Goober, Gomer, and the Library staff. I make friends EVERYWHERE I GO.

Had to stop by the library briefly between sales calls. Cell phone was acting up so I decided to use one of the public-use computers for a moment. Two guys are in there on two separate computers and one of them is filling out an online form and reading the questions to the other one, and it went something like this:

GUY #1: Have you recently applied for any Social Security Assistance?

GUY #2: Huh?


Guy #2: Recently?

Guy #1: Yes.

Guy #2: What was the question?


Guy #2: Huh?

This went on for a good solid ten minutes, back and forth. Normally I go outside to make a phone call or duck into room but figured "f" it, these two goobers have been annoying me for ten minutes, I'm going to make a 60-second call.

About 30 seconds into it I have the guy from the front desk leaning over my shoulder saying "IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE YOUR PHONE PLEASE GO INTO A ROOM OR GO OUTSIDE."

I was ready to leave anyway and as I did I apologized for using the phone and said "Normally I wouldn't do that but these guys have been going back and forth for the last ten minutes, I didn't think a quick call would be any more annoying than me having to listen to them." And he replied "If you are going to use your phone please go into a room or outside."

It's been that kind of day.

Former Pantera Vocalist Phil Anselmo: "I Don't Want Anything to Do With" Confederate Flag

Recent controversy surrounding the Confederate flag has brought attention to groups who incorporate it into their merch and stage shows, including defunct headbangers Pantera who still sell T-shirts sporting the emblem. Now the group's former singer, Phil Anselmo who is currently performing with the reactivated metal group Superjoint says he's thinking twice about his past associations with the rebel flag.

"It'd be like, Would we be flying the Nazi flag?" he asked a reporter for Hard Rock Haven. "I don't think so, because flags are looked at whether it be nationalism or symbols of something. Truthfully, it's like...I wish fucking everyone would get along."

The singer went on to explain that the reason he and his former bandmates might have used the Confederate Flag in the first place was "our love of bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd." (The band's now-deceased guitarist, Dimebag Darrell, was known for using a guitar that sported the design.) But he also acknowledges that "there was never a time when it was OK to promote hate." That said, he also offered, "It was never this blatant thing unless I was completely out of my mind, which I was at points in time."

Anselmo, who was born and raised in New Orleans before joining the Dallas-based group, went on to explain his evolving sentiment about the flag. "These days, I wouldn't want anything to fucking do with it because truthfully...I wouldn't," he said. "The way I feel and the group of people I've had to work with my whole life, you see a Confederate flag out there that says 'Heritage, not hate.' I'm not so sure I'm buying into that."

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