FBill and I met this lad in ATL: From Loudwire, penned by Graham Hartmann.
This year we lost one of heavy metal’s greatest drummers in Clive Burr. The man behind the kit passed away at the age of 56, leaving Iron Maiden fans shocked and saddened by the news.
Burr is celebrated most as Iron Maiden’s former drummer, having recorded brilliant percussion pieces for Maiden’s self-titled album, ‘Killers’ and ‘The Number of the Beast.’ The character Burr was able to inject into Iron Maiden’s music is nearly unparalleled, displayed beautifully in tracks such as ‘The Number of the Beast,’ ‘Run to the Hills,’ ‘Iron Maiden’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name.’ Burr was also a member of Samson, a band which also featured future Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Clive Burr passed away on March 12 due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. Burr suffered with the ailment for many years, but passed away peacefully in his sleep.
“This is terribly sad news,” commented Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris. “Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”
February 19, 2013
If you click here, you can learn what 200 calories of various food looks like. Interesting.
January 21, 2013
I submit that teens are dangerous and laws should be enacted banning teens and requiring background checks for all people interested in obtaining teens…
January 17, 2013
Hats off to Deadspin for this fantastic and amazing article. Even if they guy was duped or was the victim of a sick hoax, the story is phenomenal and a brilliant piece of investigative journalism (which we thought was dead). Notre Dame has known about this since December 26, the day after Manti did not get what he wanted for Christmas (a real flesh & blood gf or bf??) and a couple of weeks before the BCS Championship. Clearly, they were in on the spin, if not a full-fledged cover-up. How will this story effect his draft status? He allegedly only learns of the hoax when the dead gf called him again to say that she was no longer dead (i.e.: a zombie?).
Let’s the jokes begin.:
Brent Musberger thinks Manti’s gf is HOT.
Manti and his GF were also strangely missing from the BCS Championship game.
To his credit, he didn’t treat her badly and didn’t double-tap her after sex.
I have had imaginary gf’s before, but nothing quite so elaborate. Usually, they last about five minutes. OK, maybe four.
At least AJ McCarron’s gf (an Auburn student) is real and comes to his games.
Soon to be drafted by the Los Angeles NFL franchise.
“These Te’o jokes are all very funny but let’s all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead.” – Seth Meyers
Please add any you would like in comments…
January 4, 2013
Check out this story from WFSB in CT:
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – A new bill being proposed would make public all the names and addresses of handgun owners in the state of Connecticut.
The bill, introduced by state Rep. Stephen Dargan of West Haven, would make the information public under Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act.
The bill would reverse a decision to keep the information private.
Dargan told Eyewitness News that he wanted to start the conversation on gun reform.
He said the information would be valuable for parents and help them make decisions on what friends’ homes they would allow their children to visit.
YARBZ: Not only would this be ‘help’ to parents deciding on which homes their kids can visit, it’ll help criminals and ne’er–do–well’s all across the state when deciding on which homes to visit… The Connecticut State Legislature… What a bunch of retards.
December 21, 2012
I was pleased to wake up this morning and find the world had not ended. We had a little snow on the ground and a patch of ice or two, but that was about it.
Please let me know if the world starts ending where you are and welcome to the Winter Solstice.
December 6, 2012
Does your family celebrate this holiday? Do you leave shoes out? Do you terrorize your children with devilish masks and costumes?
November 15, 2012
Back in late Summer I got an email from Ebay talking about some changes they were making to their user Agreement. It also said they were adding a clause about agreeing to arbitration blah blah…. it also stated that you could opt out by sending written form to an address in Utah (mash that link for a WTF). I thought nothing about it. I wasn’t doing much business there. I have been selling plastic model kits at a site like ebay but it’s free. It’s called ecrater. The problem is that no one ever sees it. It doesn’t get much traffic although it’s tied into Google. Anyway I was making a majority of my sales through several different modeling forums (fora?? -that’s another story) on the interwebz. Anyway not long after the email I came to the realization that the economy was not conducive to maximizing the profit potential of the product in my inventory. These aren’t the 2.00 airplane and tank models from the days of our youth. These are highly sophisticated kits made for skilled modelers.
So I realized what was “Brand X Scale Model Kits” had to come to an end. So I decided to liquidate my inventory and some model kits I had set aside in my personal “stash”. I loaded the forums with a list of the products I had in my stash and sold a good amount for a slight profit loss. At least My storage unit was emptying and there was money in my bank acct no prob. So when I reached a certain level I decided to return to “feebay”. Then I found out why I received the email announcing the user agreement change and the subsequent identical announcement from Paypal (also owned by Ebay) although the opt out forms go to a different address.
Once upon a time Ebay was a place where a small business person could sell or auction items for a reasonable up front fee. Then they got larger got a new CEO bought Paypal and morphed Ebay into the Bearded Spock version of what it used to be. FEE BAY (but I was not aware of this).
So I started selling stuff and things were going at quite a pace then I checked my bill from Ebay after I looked at my Paypal account and the numbers didn’t add up. That “reality” prompted me to investigate. Apparently this is how Fee Bay is working now:
If you sell through Fee Bay they get 9% off what you get 9% of what the buyer pays for shipping from YOU then on top of that Paypal gets the 4% on top of that.
So you sell something for 45.00 and 8.25 shipping (you paid for listing at least .50 then goes up)
total- $53.25 (minus paypal’s 4%)
$51.12 ( 9% of 45.00- 4.05 and 9% of 8.25 =.74 Total= 4.80)
$46.32 Now you have to pay for the shipping 8.25
$38.07 (minus the listing fee .50 and other fees)
$37.57 is what you end up with in your paypal acct. when you asked $45.00 (well with the listing you agreed to $44.50-43.20 given the Paypal cut) for your item.
Increasing the price means NO Sale. Padding the shipping expense means ripping people off and Ebay gets all of what you might get away with their 9% shipping value fee.
That is the magic of Fee Bay and Paypal unveiled.
This is why I opted out of the arbitration clause on the new PayPal user agreement. I smell a major Class-Action coming for Ebay and Paypal… but precedent is not promising given previous rulings in earlier Class Actions. But I have sold everything I needed to and have one 1/72 Chinook A for $10.50. After this I am out for good. Pretty much breaking even and having some free models for my own hobby.
Bad thing about making a business out of your hobby- you can’t do both in a one BR apt. Now back to the hobby. I’ll post some pics of some of my models soon I am a mediocre modeler but I now have time to bleed (from Xacto cuts) and glue!!! Glad to be back!! — Dane
Sorry for my being AWOL. I hope no one has taken it personal. I have had to deal with some shit and some good stuff too.
Uzi and I have been busy getting back into life after the bankruptcy and the collapse of my castle made of bud light cans glued together with boogers. Oh and I had both of my hips replaced, quit smoking for over two years, and lost 165 lbs… but that’s another story for another day.