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Comment 7 hours ago

In technical terms, Rock would fit. They would just be a sub genre. In my opinion, it's closer to pop for some of those bands. I have songs from a few of those artists on my phone, so I'm not trying to discredit what they do. Rock changes throughout history, so some of the things I include don't sound similar. Anything from The Beatles to Disturbed can be rock, i just think the newer stuff is cheap. It's like comparing Richard Pryor to fart jokes. You'll laugh either way, but it's not the same. 

Comment 7 hours ago

The genre is mostly dead. You still have Alice in Chains, which just doesn't feel the same without Layne Staley. Occasionally, other bands will re-unite with limited success. Seether is about the closest to playing that style. 

Comment 8 hours ago

Not trying to be a dick (qualifier before sounding like a dick), but that's not rock. Jack White has done some good things, but for the most part, that stuff is all fluffy alternative. 

Comment 9 hours ago

I think current rock music is about the lowest it's been. I don't consider a lot of the current alternative to be rock. It just doesn't have any edge or soul. Every time something hits home for me, the next album is hot garbage. Current mainstream rock (The Blitz) is pretty much just angry for the sake of being angry. 

Comment 13 hours ago

If you're only looking for a hops challenge, there's no benefit to you. I don't know the specifics of what goes on inside the bottle, but aging smooths out the flavor. Case in point: A bottle of Bell's Two-Hearted Ale has a note on the label stating "This beer will improve in the bottle for up to one year". 

Comment 14 hours ago

I wish I was in the area to help. There's nothing worse than losing your dog. 

Comment 04 May 2015

You're not the first person to say that, but I disagree. Just because the hops are mellowed, it doesn't mean it can't be aged. 

Comment 04 May 2015

So, what you're saying is that Nuernberger will most likely finish his career as the career points leader. Interesting to say the least. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

My 21 year old self would've loved this. My current self does too, just not as much. I was very lucky to never get busted, as I strolled high street with a beer bottle (!!) numerous times. I even walked past cops who were directing traffic and was never even spoken to. In hindsight, it sounds idiotic. 

Comment 30 Apr 2015

I've been contemplating building myself a grill out of aluminium. I just can't pull the trigger on the amount of aluminium I'd need

Comment 30 Apr 2015

I'm with JohnnyKozmo here. I'm not impressed with the construction of any of the typical brands. Not even Weber, or anything else I've seen in stores. It's less about the grill and more about how you take care of it. 

Comment 29 Apr 2015

To be fair, Washington made the playoffs in RG III's first year. He's just been miserable since then. 

I don't disagree with your needs, I just don't know those guys need to be taken in the first round. I'd rather see a top-flight WR than an OL/DL. 

Comment 29 Apr 2015

I can't speak for everyone, but to me it's an unfair comparison. I saw no upside in Manziel. He was an undersized prospect with very little arm talent. Mariota has more talent, whereas JFF was all hype. 

Comment 29 Apr 2015

They need to do this. It's the kind of gamble that can pay off big time. I think Mariota has great upside, he just has a chance to be a bust. Since the Browns would bust without him, why not take a shot?

Comment 29 Apr 2015

I'm not going to be throwing any stones here. Storm Klein and Carlos Hyde were both accused in similar situations. Obviously, violence against women is bad. I'm just not throwing Bama under the bus so quickly. 

Comment 28 Apr 2015

Ok, I just did a little research. Judging by what you've already said, I think you're capable of the fix. The issue seems to be in the steering shaft in the steering column. It has u-joints to let the steering wheel tilt and telescope. Those joints get dry and cause the binding you're describing. It seems some people have lubricated them with WD-40 or penetrating oil to get things freed up. I'd try that first and see how things go. If it works, you can either lubricate them periodically or replace the intermediate steering shaft. 

Crawl up under the dash and look around. I can't tell without seeing it, but it seems some trucks have boots around the joints. Find the joints (or boots) and spray some lubricant in them. Turn the wheel back and forth a few times and spray again to work the lubricant in. I wouldn't recommend unbolting the shaft, as its really easy to get things out of alignment once you do that. 

Comment 27 Apr 2015

This is right in my wheelhouse. I worked at a Ford dealership from 07-09. I moved on to Hondas now, but it's all the same concept. 

Is it notchy both directions (left and right)? My initial thought is a ball joint or tie rod end, but I can do a little research once I know that answer. It could be the power steering rack, but that's pretty tough to condemn without seeing the truck. 

Dealerships are actually a good place to go, believe it or not. Just make sure you're clear up front. Make sure they agree to guarantee their diagnosis. At work, if I tell you it's a ball joint, and I'm wrong, we're on the hook for the repair. 

Comment 27 Apr 2015

I think Kobe is one of the guys that can lead by example. He's mentally similar to Jordan. Just being in the same building can be helpful if he chooses to work. There's no one better to display work ethic. 

Comment 27 Apr 2015

As a fan of Chrysler/Dodge muscle cars, I hate it. I've had to hear way too many Joe Dirt jokes. I loved the movie, though. I'm looking forward to it. 

Comment 26 Apr 2015

Lots of sour grapes in here. The kid is trying to recruit others to play with him. This would be a story if he wasn't trying to recruit others.