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Posted: 12/8/2001 11:05:07 PM EDT
After over ten years with the same Audio/Video gear I decided to build a new home theater system. So far I've spent enough to get 3 Bushmasters. . . is there a 12 step program for people like me????
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 11:06:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2001 11:26:52 PM EDT
I was guessing taking up general aviation...
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 2:51:05 AM EDT
...or yachting.
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Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:33:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ShortyAK: After over ten years with the same Audio/Video gear I decided to build a new home theater system. So far I've spent enough to get 3 Bushmasters. . . is there a 12 step program for people like me????
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DETAILS MAN, we need details!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:43:51 AM EDT
Have started the home theater hobby next to shooting as well. Got the audio part covered for the most part, waiting for the widescreen.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:53:10 AM EDT
Why don't you just out to movies? In the meanwhile, I really enjoy folks who tell me that they had to upgrade their stereo system from the $5,000.00 one they had to the $10,000.00 they just got from Bang & Olufson! I ask them, why? Only your dog can tell the diff! Eric The(AndHeAin'tNoneTooHappyAboutWhat[u]He's[/u]Hearing,Neither!)Hun[>]:)]
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Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:33:42 AM EDT
You wanna waste a lot of money on an expensive hobby, try Dragracing... Speed & E.T. are limited only by how deep your pockets are... I did it for 15 years until I got smart and sold everything... (Dad died in October, and Mom needed support $$$) Guns/shooting are my main hobby for now...I just love the satisfaction of building them from scratch, and having them shoot flawlessly... Next hobby is going to be Nitro powered RC (radio controlled) cars...They're much more affordabe than the real thing... Thinking of doing the paintball thing this summer too...
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:43:09 AM EDT
dragracerart Have you seen the the new paintball guns in small arms review? FN makes one you can attach to your AR15!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:44:33 AM EDT
Taking a break from installing my home system now. We got it as OUR Christmas present to each other.Just found out yesterday! I think she told everyone I wanted LEGGOS for Christmas. Can't get LEGP through her head. I'll be building a damn bridge across the Gulf!!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:50:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: dragracerart Have you seen the the new paintball guns in small arms review? FN makes one you can attach to your AR15!
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No, I haven't seen it yet... Sounds VERY cool though !!! A couple of freinds of mine are into it bigtime, and they have mega$$$ computerized full auto guns, that they can "program" to fire at different cyclic rates...VERY COOL! I'll probably fool with RC cars over the winter, and start into paintball stuff when the weather warms up in the spring....
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:52:46 AM EDT
Post from ar10er -
Have you seen the the new paintball guns in small arms review? FN makes one you can attach to your AR15!
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Lord, THAT oughta make paint ball games much more exciting! Eric The(HopeThereAreNoReallySoreLosers!)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:56:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dragracerart: You wanna waste a lot of money on an expensive hobby, try Dragracing... Speed & E.T. are limited only by how deep your pockets are... I did it for 15 years until I got smart and sold everything... (Dad died in October, and Mom needed support $$$) Guns/shooting are my main hobby for now...I just love the satisfaction of building them from scratch, and having them shoot flawlessly... Next hobby is going to be Nitro powered RC (radio controlled) cars...They're much more affordabe than the real thing... Thinking of doing the paintball thing this summer too...
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You aint kidding. One time I had just built a 4 bolt main 429SCJ motor which I had spent about $4,000 on. After about 200 miles on the motor a keeper broke, dropped the valve, bent the rod and piston into the cylinder wall after it had rammed pieces of the valve into the combustion chamber of the head and bent the crank. All I was left with was a large paper weight.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:57:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ShortyAK: After over ten years with the same Audio/Video gear I decided to build a new home theater system. So far I've spent enough to get 3 Bushmasters. . . is there a 12 step program for people like me????
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Dont worry about the money for the 3 Bushmasters, you couldn't own them in Kali anyway!! [;)] [beer]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:58:12 AM EDT
Yep! I sold my airplane a few years back. It was like owning a boat, hot tub, sportscar and two mistresses with apartments on the side. All said and done, there's nothing left of your checkbook. Now son wants to be a pilot. Why don't we buy another plane Dad?
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:02:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ramjet: Yep! I sold my airplane a few years back. It was like owning a boat, hot tub, sportscar and two mistresses with apartments on the side. All said and done, there's nothing left of your checkbook. Now son wants to be a pilot. Why don't we buy another plane Dad?
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Get him an RC plane... They're only a couple hundred bucks...[:)]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:10:32 AM EDT
Don't ever get interested in MIDI keyboards and home recording. I wish I would have been happy with that old Casio I got 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:14:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Atencio:
Originally Posted By dragracerart: You wanna waste a lot of money on an expensive hobby, try Dragracing... [/qoute] You aint kidding. One time I had just built a 4 bolt main 429SCJ motor which I had spent about $4,000 on. After about 200 miles on the motor a keeper broke, dropped the valve, bent the rod and piston into the cylinder wall after it had rammed pieces of the valve into the combustion chamber of the head and bent the crank. All I was left with was a large paper weight.
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I know exactly what you mean... I was running a BBC with NOS in a '70 Camaro...It went 8.40's @ 159 mph... It was REAL hard on parts... Every year I'd toss out 1 or 2 sets of JE pistons, rings, bearings, valvespriings, etc... Not to mention the cost of fuel for a 14.5-1 motor (112 octane @ $4.95 a gallon) plus a bottle of NOS ($40) every 2 passes down the track... The "cost vs fun" ratio got way out of hand... Got so expensive, it wasn't fun anymore... All that, and I'm feeding a wife and 4 kids too...
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:18:15 AM EDT
I can only afford 1 hobbie. [:D] or is it [>Q]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:26:41 AM EDT
Hey Eric the Hun You will probably see it soon, its being offered to law enforcement for crowd control. It has a 15 round mag and the rounds are .75 in. in diameter. They are also offering stink balls!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:33:21 AM EDT
My hobby of buying firearms is second in expense to my Guitar Playing. Each guitar costs as much as a PreBan Colt and the EVH Wolfgang Peavery $1700.00 Peavey 5150 Amp w/ Cabinter $1200.00 Eventide 3000 or 4000 $3600.00/$4600.00 But even then that is inexpensive compared to High-End American Audio Full system $100,000+
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:33:44 AM EDT
NONE of these compares to my "HIGH MAINTENANCE" girlfriend......I`m beginning to see the true meaning of..."poor bastard".......[BD]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:34:58 AM EDT
I will never invest in the High End Audio stuff as the Guitar playing has damaged my hearing some. Benjamin
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:05:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackandGreen: NONE of these compares to my "HIGH MAINTENANCE" girlfriend......I`m beginning to see the true meaning of..."poor bastard".......[BD]
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The secret to this dilemma is to get her involved in your hobbies. Then a gift for her is always a gift for yourself.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:08:54 AM EDT
Guns and shooting take up most of my $$$, fly fishing takes up most of my time. It works out pretty well.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:12:14 AM EDT
RC airplanes. Begins with gliders, move up to fast nitro burners. then twin engine turbines. Computer radios, there is no end.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:15:11 AM EDT
If you use purchasing to cure depression, you might try lithium. Tell your doctor you think you might be bi-polar.The other option that a lot of Psych's are trying is called "Reparenting". Its expensive because it requires a lot of operant-conditioning supervised by a Psych.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:16:54 AM EDT
If you use purchasing to cure depression, you might try lithium. Tell your doctor you think you might be bi-polar.The other option that a lot of Psych's are trying is called "Reparenting". Its expensive because it requires a lot of operant-conditioning supervised by a Psych.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:25:17 AM EDT
aren't standard paintballs .68-.69 bore? Why don't FN make paintballs that are compatible with the standard?
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 9:40:22 AM EDT
If guns aren't your most expensive hobby, you're just not doing it right. Move to a class 3 friendly state and you'll see how expensive guns can get. A cheap full auto beltfed like a 1919 will run about $8000-9000. Get into something a little more exotic like an MG42 or a Maremont M60E3, and you're looking at well over $20k
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 11:01:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2001 10:55:16 AM EDT by Steel_Rat]
At AnimeExpo '96, someone was selling bumper stickers that said - "Anime? Drugs would be cheaper." http://[url]http://www.anime-expo.org[/url] Just so you know, I watch anime on my home theater system while building RC cars and cleaning ARs and Class III guns, or paging through magazines deciding what new motorcycle to buy. Yes, I am always broke. [:P] [Edited to ficks speling misteaks.]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 11:04:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BenDover:
Originally Posted By BlackandGreen: NONE of these compares to my "HIGH MAINTENANCE" girlfriend......I`m beginning to see the true meaning of..."poor bastard".......[BD]
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The secret to this dilemma is to get her involved in your hobbies. Then a gift for her is always a gift for yourself.
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I think I know what you mean.....hope she likes the stihl 440 chainsaw I got her for christmas.......[:)]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 3:40:12 PM EDT
Motor racing. Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 3:59:01 PM EDT
I thank God that this thread is not a repeat of Frank the Spanks similarly titled post of earlier this year. That one got pretty nasty. [sex] Kyle
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:23:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackandGreen: NONE of these compares to my "HIGH MAINTENANCE" girlfriend......I`m beginning to see the true meaning of..."poor bastard".......[BD]
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Oh that $h1t is funny.... I am going to hug the wife!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 5:59:58 PM EDT
RC hobbies!!! I burnt up the engines in my rc10gt and inferno mp5 in the same weekend!!! Goodbye $600.00!!!! Or try crashing an rc helecopter!! Cash!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:08:12 PM EDT
try boats that gets expensive too.redoing the whole pump has set me back as well as the money in the motor 11-1 also requires good fuel [img]http://www.rivertoys.com/bob_boat1.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.rivertoys.com/bob_engine2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:16:43 PM EDT
Wow, I've been spending a lot of time on [url]hometheaterforum.com[/url] and didn't realize what I started (Now please don't be jealous Goatboy, I'll always come back here). Anyway somebody asked me for details so here goes: Receiver - Denon 3802 (just bought) I can't wait to get this (should be delivered monday). 110w x 7 with separate power amps for each channel. Does everything but make coffe and have a built-in beer tap. Dolby Prologic 2 is supposed to be great. Mains - Klipsch RB-5 (just bought) Small but kick some serious ass. Center - Klipsch RC-3II (just bought) Waiting for delivery. . . Surrounds - Some old Cerwin Vega's I have (will be Klipsch RS-3II shortly) I'll let you know when the Klipsch go on line. Sub - None yet (looking at SVS) Anybody have any opinions? TV - Mitsubishi 60" Older rear projection, needs upgrading, maybe a plasma screen. DVD - Panasonic RP-91 (just bought) Best one in the price range from what I've read. Remote - Home Theater Master MX-500 (just bought) Universal remote that learns and does macros. Game - Sony PS2 (just bought) You gotta have fun. I can't wait to hear my games in Dolby Digital. PC to Receiver Link - Stereo Link If you want to play your MP3s on a stereo, this is the unit to get. [url]stereolink.com[/url] I think this is the longest post I've ever made here. . . Oh well, back to football!!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 6:19:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2001 6:11:45 PM EDT by ShortyAK]
AR15robert, is that the Avi Casino in Laughlin?
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:06:50 PM EDT
yes it is the avi in laughlin minutes after that picture i ran aground on a sand bar with nice hand sized rocks.destroyed pump but was able to to make it back to the riverside casino.
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:19:16 PM EDT
The river south of the Avi gets really shallow in some spots. We have wasted a few props there ourselves. :-)
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:22:51 PM EDT
I thought you were going to say general aviation....but it's worth every penney! I love my long-EZ!
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 7:50:22 PM EDT
Home A/V isn't cheap, but if you've only spent $2100, count yourself lucky. I've got that much money in DVD's alone. I've seen some setups that were $100,000+, and they are absolutely mind blowing. I wouldn't mind having something like that, but I'd need a bigger house first. Unfortunately, I want a real home theater (seats, projector, screen, refreshments area), but every house we looked at with a "home theater" area was greatly lacking. I just recently took up building with Legos again, and it's been pretty fun just like it was when I was a kid. You can get sets at yard sales for cheap and it beats puzzles, which is what my wife likes to do as a couple thing. The new sets are insanely expensive. God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 12/9/2001 8:02:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas: I just recently took up building with Legos again, and it's been pretty fun just like it was when I was a kid.
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LEGOS ROCK!! I wanted to get a job for them making the big department store displays when I was in college. That would have been the dream job. Paid to play with Legos...
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 6:57:42 AM EDT
That makes me wonder, how many of us are Secret Lego Maniac's. I mean I played with legos my whole childhood. Then Audrey starts building something, and before I know it there we are and I have got my head barried in that box looking for a particular piece. Man , I didn't want to quit doing that at all. I felt 10 years old again. And before I was through I had built a pretty knarly robot. Thank God for Kids!! Benjamin
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:08:30 AM EDT
For me, its woodworking and firearms. Ever looked at any of the GOOD woodworking stationary equipment?? At least $750 each. Bandsaw, morticer, table saw, dust collector (Only about $300) lathe, planer, shaper, radial arm saw, joiner. Times $750 each. Plus 10,000 accessories. [BD] AT least HOPEFULLY my woodworking may MAKE me some money. Lord knows my shooting never will.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:17:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dragracerart: You wanna waste a lot of money on an expensive hobby, try Dragracing... Speed & E.T. are limited only by how deep your pockets are... I did it for 15 years until I got smart and sold everything...
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Hey you finally sold the Camaro?? Whadayaknow, I just sold my Challenger!!! `Course, I only got $7k for mine.... BTW, I tried out the R/C cars and got bored really quickly. I couldn't find anywhere to race them or anyone to race against. Haven't tried the planes yet, but used to fly them a little when I was a kid.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:18:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ShortyAK: After over ten years with the same Audio/Video gear I decided to build a new home theater system. So far I've spent enough to get 3 Bushmasters. . . is there a 12 step program for people like me????
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Only three?? I spent enough for 6 Bushy's just on speakers! Of course, I'm probably not normal.
Link Posted: 12/10/2001 7:23:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Why don't you just out to movies?
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Because I hate being around people. [;)] Besides, movies cost a fortune these days anyway.
In the meanwhile, I really enjoy folks who tell me that they had to upgrade their stereo system from the $5,000.00 one they had to the $10,000.00 they just got from Bang & Olufson!
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I laugh anytime I hear they bought anything made by Bang & Olufson. Most of their products are junk.
I ask them, why? Only your dog can tell the diff! Eric The(AndHeAin'tNoneTooHappyAboutWhat[u]He's[/u]Hearing,Neither!)Hun[>]:)]
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I like bothering the neighbors, and they are several hundred yards down the road... No, really, I like good sound, but best performance does not always mean highest price.
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