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The Blog of a Trumpet Player



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Is It Just Me, Or...

Posted by -Sidorak- , Feb 09 2009 · 51 views
BIONICLE and BZPower
Do we get a "Which Member Do You See Most Often?" topic in General Discussion every few days?

And there's always several members who make the same old joke. You know the one, "I always see [their display name here]! That guy follows me everywhere!" tongue.gif

-Sidorak-


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Questions, Part 2

Posted by -Sidorak- , Feb 08 2009 · 35 views
Random
11. At the airport, what does it mean to "pre-board" the plane? To get on before you get on?

12. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

13. If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry?

14. What was the best thing before sliced bread?

15. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

16. If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

17. If a man is speaking in the middle of the forest, and there is no woman around to hear him, is he still wrong?

18. Where do forest rangers go to "get away from it all?"

19. Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it?

20. Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song?




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Questions, Part 1

Posted by -Sidorak- , Feb 07 2009 · 30 views
Random
1. When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?

2. If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

3. Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

4. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

5. Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, then what do freedom fighters fight?

6. Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?

7. Honesty may be the best policy, but then, by elimination, isn't dishonesty is the second-best policy?

8. If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown too?

9. If the police arrest a mime, do they tell him he has the right to remain silent?

10. When a person asks you, "A penny for your thoughts?" and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?


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The Code In The Rank Images

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 31 2009 · 18 views

Click.

Also, happy Chinese New Year!

-Sidorak-


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6 Years

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 28 2009 · 41 views
BIONICLE and BZPower
I just posted in Q&A and saw a spinning blue Faxon next to my post. I can't believe it's been 6 years, I still remember the day I joined, back on my old slow Windows 98 computer. tongue.gif BZP was my first internet message board experience (the official LEGO ones don't count tongue.gif), and I've learned quite a lot on here, about BIONICLE, about the internet, and about writing.

Let's take a look at some of my first posts.

QUOTE(Sidorak The Hunter @ Feb 23 2003, 06:59 PM) View Post
Real Coool

gotta go
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

What insightful feedback.
QUOTE(Sidorak The Hunter @ Feb 17 2003, 10:13 PM) View Post
He[mata nui] might be hiding on the island as if backing up the Toa Nuva, just as the bohrok-kal backed up the bohrok

smile_gali_nu.gif smile_kopaka_nu.gif smile_onua_nu.gif smile_tahu_nu.gif smile_gahlok.gif smile_kohrak.gif smile_nuhvok.gif smile_tahnok.gif

My complex, well-thought out theory.
QUOTE(Sidorak The Hunter @ Feb 15 2003, 10:41 AM) View Post
blink.gif blush.gif ....................Hahahahahahahahahaha

very funny !! Do More Do More

No comment.
QUOTE(Sidorak The Hunter @ Apr 20 2003, 12:48 PM) View Post
About.......622, but my hands would hurt REALLY badly.

Besides, who would buy 622 Tahus anyway?

That's me on "How many Tahu sets could you build in a day?" Where did "622" come from? XD

Here's to another 6 years! *clinks glass*

-Sidorak-


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Spotlight: Bionicle Guru

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 24 2009 · 47 views
Spotlight
This is a great post that you shouldn't miss.

QUOTE(Bionicle Guru @ Jan 24 2009, 04:21 PM) View Post
Well, unlike some of you guys, I like this place. I just don't have the time anymore to frequent BZPower forums as often as I would like.

However, in the past year or so, I've definitely seen some new things that irk me beyond the minor server-lagging nuisance. Namely:

The Death of Adjectives -- I can remember a time when member and admin, moderator and banned scum, could all appreciate BIONICLE and laud it with praises such as "the Bohrok have an ingenious and handy way in which they can be stored in their canister", "The Piraka have hideously wonderful facial designs", or "2005 was a convoluted story year" (well, maybe that isn't praise, per se). Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with those statements, at least they were made using the English language as best as possible. Nowadays, I can barely read a Talkback thread in response to anything new about BIONICLE sets, books, or various other paraphernalia without seeing things only described in terms of "win" or "fail."

QUOTE(A BZP Member)
Gresh's colors are WIN!

QUOTE(Another BZP Member)
Gali has no melee weapon?? FAIL


Now, I know some of you kids are from foreign countries, and your grasp of English may be limited. Understandable. Here in the USA, also, many BZP members are actually still in elementary school, and naturally, no one expects you to be pulling a wide array of adjectives out of your pre-pubescent brain. However, you DO know some good adjectives like "awesome", "brilliant", "horrible", "disgusting", and "bland," to name just a very few of a long list. I mean, your English teachers still are teaching you this stuff, right?

QUOTE("Face-palm" BZP Member)
But mr. guru, you're right! I do know another great adjective! Check this out:
QUOTE(ME!)
I bought Jetrax T6 last weekend and after building it i say it is EPIC win!

See??? smile.gif


Well, at least I can be thankful we all know how to use nouns... And thank goodness for the front-page reviews. While I do not necessarily like the style (bring back Dimensioneer! He knew how to get me excited for a BIONICLE set), I like how the FA/FL/Admins who write them up are generally very clear and intelligent people who value the power of adjectives to describe our beloved toy line.

Redundancy of Topic Redundancy - This does not apply to just topics; some members' posts are also rather redundant, and I am not talking about new members nor triple-posting by accident. Some people just do not want to let a dead horse be. They think they've thought some new idea or angle on an old idea, and thus, this requires them making a whole topic about it. Take that absolutely RIDICULOUS spate of topics within a ONE-month period about how bad the Comedy Forum is. OK, first time is attention-getting, second time is post-worthy, third time is boring, and the fourth time makes you just want to rip the screen off your laptop. OK. I GET IT. The Comedy Forum is not always funny. What do you want me to do about it??? Start a new topic called BORNICLE 2??? Stop harassing me!

Same goes for a lot of other things. General Discussion breeds stuff like that constantly. You know what I am talking about. BIONICLE is going downhill. If BIONICLE never existed, what you do? What BIONICLE year had the best "theme?" If you gave Tahu a cookie, would he ask for a cup of milk? COME ON. We've seen all this before. FAs and FLs, I KNOW you guys have seen this all before. You've been around awhile, and while new members will come up with these ideas for the most part, I still vehemently do not believe that necessitates a "new" topic every two months about your worries if BIONICLE will be around in 2012 when that asteroid hits the Earth. I think a new policy on these types of redundant topics is in order. Someone want to step up to the plate?

Other than that, this is a cool community. Kudos to the administrators for keeping it real all the time, yo. Word to the Big Three: BR, Bink, and Big D. If the worst thing I can say about a forum is that the members are ignorant of adjectives and have a memory capacity of only two months, then I think they have succeeded in making BZPower TRULY the number one source for BIONICLE news and discussion.

biggrin.gif

-Sidorak-


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Lol

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 21 2009 · 26 views

QUOTE(smile.gif)
I didn't know you could you quote a smiley.



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All You Can Eat Buffet

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 17 2009 · 26 views
Real Life
A funny thing happened to my cousin today...

I was out with my cousins for dinner at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Each one of us probably went back to the buffet 2 or 3 times, but my oldest cousin went back again... and again... and again. I mean, each time he piled mounds of food on his plate? The rest of us were sure he would eventually get full, but his stomach is apparently a bottomless pit. (And he's a thin guy! blink.gif) We had been at the restaurant for nearly 2 hours when the manager approached us. He told my cousin, "You can't get any more food from the buffet." My cousin asked, "Isn't this an all-you-can-eat buffet?" The man responded, "You've had all you can eat."

We probably could have argued it, but we just laughed about it, paid, and left. tongue.gif

-Sidorak-

Shamelessly republished 1-17-09.


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Spotlight: Senjo

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 12 2009 · 34 views
Spotlight
I just had to feature this entry by Senjo. Click for a few laughs.

-Sidorak-


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Space Police Summer Teaser Pictures

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 11 2009 · 34 views
LEGO
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the first SPACE POLICE pictures!

And before you post and report me, please know that these are not leaked. These pictures come from a banner hung in LEGOLAND California that says "Coming Summer 2009."

Without further ado...

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This is the quote from the guy who took the pictures:
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Sorry if they're low quality, they're the best my cell phone could do and it was all I had on me at the time. I hope you enjoy them. Basically, what you're looking at is the banner which features the logo, a wanted poster of one of the new baddies at the bottom, and to the right a chase scene in progress. I tried to get close ups of the ships for you. I might be heading back in a few days, and if I do, I'll take the real camera.

-Sidorak-


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Last Night

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 05 2009 · 30 views
Real Life
I ended up seeing Gran Torino with my dad and cousins and I'm seeing Slumdog Millionaire next weekend. Kind of weird, how I don't go to the movies for over 6 months, then I go to the theaters 3 times within a 2-week span. wacko.gif

Clint Eastwood was really good in the movie. I'd recommend it if you're okay with the language.

-Sidorak-


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Hahaha

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 03 2009 · 24 views

TheSpaceBarDoesntWorkOnThisComp


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Secret Forums

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 02 2009 · 38 views
BIONICLE and BZPower
Can anybody tell me what these are?

BZPower Marketplace
Disabled Categories

-Sidorak-


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Why Are There No Good Movies Playing?

Posted by -Sidorak- , Jan 01 2009 · 34 views
Real Life
My family and I want to go and see a movie tonight or tomorrow. My mom and sister don't want to see Gran Torino, and my dad and I don't want to see Bolt. sad.gif

-Sidorak-


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Yes Man

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 26 2008 · 24 views

Has anyone seen it? My sister and I are thinking about going to watch it today. We're mostly going to see it because she really likes Jim Carrey. I like his acting as well, but sometimes he's too wild. tongue.gif

And the Tonight Show last night was funny. Especially the Blagojevich spoof, if anyone watched it, you know what I'm talking about.

-Sidorak-


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Obligatory Christmas Entry

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 26 2008 · 35 views
Real Life
A merry Christmas to everyone. happy.gif

The haul included a few trumpet books and accessories, a small LEGO pirates set, a new jacket, a couple PS2 games, a Borders gift card, and some desk accessories (tape, stapler...) I'm pretty happy with it all.

-Sidorak-


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Mail

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 24 2008 · 28 views
Real Life
I just brought in the family mail, which included:

16 Christmas cards
3 brochures and ads
1 designer catalog
1 package from an eBay seller - my dad's present!

I didn't think it would arrive in time for Christmas, but it did! biggrin.gif

In other news, these new rank images are pretty cool - thanks, ToM! happy.gif

Merry Christmas, everyone!

-Sidorak-


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Zomg Summer 2011 Set Pictures

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 22 2008 · 30 views
BIONICLE and BZPower
Seriously, how do pictures of sets from summer of next year leak on to the internet in December? It's not even Christmas!

-Sidorak-


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Featured By Velox

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 20 2008 · 27 views
BIONICLE and BZPower
I just noticed that one of my posts was featured by Toa Velox in his blog.

-Sidorak-


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Hooray

Posted by -Sidorak- , Dec 19 2008 · 31 views
Real Life
School is out! I hope everyone has a relaxing break, a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

-Sidorak-






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