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    $9.2 billion for the top 100 makers isn't dead,...

    $9.2 billion for the top 100 makers isn't dead, ya know?

    The drum set decrease has given way to other percussion forms, such as electronic kits and software, for example. Ask yourself why pearl...
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    Per that 2015 NAMM Global Report, drum set sales...

    Per that 2015 NAMM Global Report, drum set sales decreased 48% in 10 years from '05 - '14, approximately $90 in sales, and that was just drum sets.
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    Per the NAMM 2015 Global Report, page 23, the...

    Per the NAMM 2015 Global Report, page 23, the retail value of percussion was $376.7M - so 1,009 companies would average an annual revenue of $373,340. And we know those dollars aren't spread evenly...
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    WaPo reporter put on ‘administrative leave’ after...

    WaPo reporter put on ‘administrative leave’ after tweeting about Kobe Bryant’s rape case in wake of his death
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    Have said it before: life is a sexually...

    Have said it before: life is a sexually transmitted disease for which there is no cure.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avh-11IcWoI
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    Aaaahhh haaaaaaaaaaa...

    Aaaahhh haaaaaaaaaaa...
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    Bullshido: portmanteau of bull**** and bushido :P...

    Bullshido: portmanteau of bull**** and bushido :P

    Just a funny for martial art folk.
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    Many teach Bullshido.

    Many teach Bullshido.
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    That is success. Growing a lineage across...

    That is success.

    Growing a lineage across generations and creating a family outside of blood is success.

    Mcdojos aren't communities.
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    I'm willing to be that's not your definition of a...

    I'm willing to be that's not your definition of a successful dojo?

    Yours has been open long enough for you to get a blackbelt, right? At least seven years, then? Sounds successful to me - you...
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    There are plenty of mcdojos and belt factories,...

    There are plenty of mcdojos and belt factories, no doubt. But to be a 'successful dojo' you have to have no integrity? I beg to differ. Especially as it depends on one's definition of 'successful'...
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    And a reason I love martial arts. We study the...

    And a reason I love martial arts. We study the self defense side and also participate in the sports side. The kids learn to listen, the value of practice, how to be coached, apply the coaching,...
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    That means the school has good teams, versus...

    That means the school has good teams, versus one-in-a-million individuals. And there's a good lesson in that should anyone point it out.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdG-iTilWU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAdG-iTilWU
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF7OnW4XDck

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF7OnW4XDck
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    Ever wonder why a guy corks his bat knowing it...

    Ever wonder why a guy corks his bat knowing it could break?
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    I thought his middle name was Henry?

    I thought his middle name was Henry?
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    ...17+. Not to be too specific ;) I look forward...

    ...17+. Not to be too specific ;) I look forward to rectifying that! Funny that we were closer in proximity 29 years ago, halfway across the world, than we've been in the last 17 years :D
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    516383 (since I can't upload the animated gif,...

    516383

    (since I can't upload the animated gif, I think the screenshot gets the point across :))
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    Gracias, senor. Wife and I want to hit seattle...

    Gracias, senor. Wife and I want to hit seattle before too long and will take you up on it!
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    I'm only a casual baseball fan and am thinking to...

    I'm only a casual baseball fan and am thinking to myself, big deal - sign stealing is part of the game. Then I heard a good explanation from a local sportscaster and was floored. Then separately...
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    Nah, that's part of the uniqueness I want to play...

    Nah, that's part of the uniqueness I want to play with on that kit. So many toys.

    Do you ever exit the northeast?
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    I really do want to take that for a spin one day.

    I really do want to take that for a spin one day.
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    And that seems to be the distinction with the MCC...

    And that seems to be the distinction with the MCC drumsets, which only have Nashville on the badge. Nothing is made in the USA, they're only assembled USA. The new distinction on the solid shell...
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    I'm down with all of that, but the very stiff...

    I'm down with all of that, but the very stiff duel with Obi Wan at the end of ANH is ignored in the above ;)

    These guys don't have an ILM budget, but if george is going to tinker with things,...
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