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The interview is very long, simplistic, gets tedious, and goes nowhere... I'd rate it just so-so, okay to kill some time. That's a Stephen King original, all-right!

"I mean, The Tommyknockers is an awful book."
"I don't like Dreamcatcher very much." -Stephen King
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You do understand that sort of a thing is done for the technical research and for the bragging rights. Selling a limited series of cutting edge stuff in the early 90s gives us a lot of affordable stuff in 2010s.
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They aren't really 30K though, they only run 30K used now because they are a collector's item. Even the 12K is high, they ran around 10K when they were originally sold (a local audio shop had them as a centerpiece when I was a kid). Sennheiser designed them to be the most over the top, over-designed, cream of the crop headphone in the world, and released a limited number of units (not enough to make any real money off of). It was specifically to show the world what they are capable of. They are still considered by many to be the best headphones ever made (with some competition by Stax + third party amplifiers).

Bottom line, they're a showpiece, like a limited edition car. It's for the elite to buy, and the average consumer to oo and ah over what could be possible. They aren't scary, they are actually a really impressive and interesting piece of technology and design. Overpriced? absolutely, though not so much for this guy since he obviously got them at the low point before they became a hot item for 6K. If you ever get a chance to listen, do. I've only heard them very briefly once in a meetup environment, which was not the best, but no doubt they are incredible.

You know what's scarier to me? The amount of profit made off a pair of headphones like the Beats, all due to a name (and color options), and which are also overpriced if you know anything about headphone design. Sennheiser (and Shure, and AKG, and Beyerdynimic...) proved their worth via engineering, while Beats made a killing through marketing.
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As a kid, I used to tape a pot pipe to p/u truck dash console, run tube up my un-tucked shirt, down & out my long-sleeve arm-hole, into bottom of empty (but painted to look half full) McDonalds pop cup then up the straw. A traffic light sitting next to cop car I'd tap my cig ash out window, sip a DEEP toke of 'coke' and when I needed to exhale I'd puff ciggy 'n blow smoke. I LOVE fucking with authority...Thanks (Authoritarian) Mom&Dad !
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Are you insane? It's like saying that the descendants of black slaves now enjoy the benefits of the American life, so it's all good! The internment of Japanese Americans (I emphasize that these were citizens, many born in the U.S.A.) was an act unbecoming and unworthy of the ideals that we cherish in this country. Citizens of Italian and German descent were not put under official blanket suspicion or placed in camps en masse. Concerns over sleeper agents among Japanese Americans were clearly prompted as much by racism as military considerations. This last statement is in agreement with the official U.S. position on the internment, signed by President Reagan.
The internment also involved forfeiture of property, including valuable farmland and businesses on the West Coast. With few exceptions, in which friends and neighbors purchased property at auction and held it in trust against the return of their interned neighbors, property was transferred to others and never returned at the end of the internment. The unsafe, impoverished and harsh environment of the camps resulted in many deaths of innocent and loyal citizens. Many of the internees proved up their loyalty with their lives by fighting in the most decorated military unit deployed in the war: the 442nd Infantry Regiment. Even while their families languished unjustly in primitive and dangerous conditions in the mountains of California, the Japanese-American fighters of the 442nd advanced the cause of the nation that turned against them.
The infamous Executive Order 9066 should serve as a reminder to all that war hysteria will make monsters of us all. The shameful acts surrounding the internment must not be minimized.
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Neil Young will tell you that Jerry Garcia not only humbly took his place in American music, but that he did so with a vision and expertise that places him firmly in the genius level. And I will tell you that stopping to measure the genius of Axl Rose is like measuring the bounce of a flat tire.
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