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    Provo/Orem has launched a surprising number of highly successful bands recently.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/enterta...tml.csp?page=1

    I happen to know a couple of these guys.
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    Bert McCracken is a dumb ass. Corey Fox is a saint and deserves all the credit in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    Bert McCracken is a dumb ass. Corey Fox is a saint and deserves all the credit in the world.
    Bert was my next door neighbor back in college. He lived off of Geneva road in Provo. In fact the entire band did. They decorated their mailbox with drum sticks and had some crazy parties. Nice guys but a little out there. Any remember when he was dating Kelly Osbourne and Sharon asked Kelly if she needed protection? Kelly responds by saying "Mum, he is Mahmon they don't have sex"
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    I don't know Bert on a personal level although I've rubbed shoulders with him. I always thought he was an ass. The rest of the band was cool. His comments about the Provo scene are in no way accurate. Provo has had a good scene since I first arrived in the early nineties. Mama's Cafe, The Soul Kitchen, and Wrapsody were great. There were a lot of really good bands that paved the way for what is happening now. The best, at least in my opinion, was Sunfall Festival. There were plenty of others such as My Man Friday, Chump, Randall Blithers, Jerrytown, and Grain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    I don't know Bert on a personal level although I've rubbed shoulders with him. I always thought he was an ass. The rest of the band was cool. His comments about the Provo scene are in no way accurate. Provo has had a good scene since I first arrived in the early nineties. Mama's Cafe, The Soul Kitchen, and Wrapsody were great. There were a lot of really good bands that paved the way for what is happening now. The best, at least in my opinion, was Sunfall Festival. There were plenty of others such as My Man Friday, Chump, Randall Blithers, Jerrytown, and Grain.
    Don't get me wrong I am not defending him, dude is a total dumbass. He is bat shit crazy and never showered. A friend of mine was in a hip hop group called The Numbs, they performed at Wrapsody all the time. I attended quite a few of his shows. He was a DJ, for a Provo rap group full of white guys they were pretty good. I still listen to a song they put out called "No Mas" on occassion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Provo/Orem has launched a surprising number of highly successful bands recently.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/enterta...tml.csp?page=1

    I happen to know a couple of these guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cougjunkie View Post
    Don't get me wrong I am not defending him, dude is a total dumbass. He is bat shit crazy and never showered. A friend of mine was in a hip hop group called The Numbs, they performed at Wrapsody all the time. I attended quite a few of his shows. He was a DJ, for a Provo rap group full of white guys they were pretty good. I still listen to a song they put out called "No Mas" on occassion.

    I had a really good friend in the Numbs.

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    I was never much into hip hop but I liked The Numbs.

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    Provo is the most generous city...

    http://www.businessinsider.com/these...us-2013-9?op=1

    Thanks Provo!
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    (Phys.org) —A team of four physicists at Brigham Young University (calling themselves "wizz-kids") has been studying the physics properties of urine splash-back in a urinal-like environment. Their mission was to uncover the fluid dynamics involved in male peeing and to hopefully discern which approach leads to the least amount of splash-back (and less mess). They will be presenting their results at the American Physical Society Meeting later this month.
    Here is their abstract:

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    In response to harsh and repeated criticisms from our mothers and several failed relationships with women, we present the splash dynamics of a simulated human male urine stream impacting rigid and free surfaces. Our study aims to reduce undesired splashing that may result from lavatory usage. Experiments are performed at a pressure and flow rate that would be expected from healthy male subjects.footnote{Lapides, J., Fundamentals of Urology, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1976.} For a rigid surface, the effects of stream breakup and surface impact angle on lateral and vertical droplet ejection distances are measured using high-speed photography and image processing. For free surface impact, the effects of velocity and fluid depth on droplet ejection distances are measured. Guided by our results, techniques for splash reduction are proposed.


    You may laugh, but wanna bet their presentation is SRO?


    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-11-univers...ctics.html#jCp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    Here is their abstract:

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    In response to harsh and repeated criticisms from our mothers and several failed relationships with women, we present the splash dynamics of a simulated human male urine stream impacting rigid and free surfaces. Our study aims to reduce undesired splashing that may result from lavatory usage. Experiments are performed at a pressure and flow rate that would be expected from healthy male subjects.footnote{Lapides, J., Fundamentals of Urology, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1976.} For a rigid surface, the effects of stream breakup and surface impact angle on lateral and vertical droplet ejection distances are measured using high-speed photography and image processing. For free surface impact, the effects of velocity and fluid depth on droplet ejection distances are measured. Guided by our results, techniques for splash reduction are proposed.


    You may laugh, but wanna bet their presentation is SRO?


    Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-11-univers...ctics.html#jCp
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    Booting the Tepanyaki Steakhouse for another Chik-Fil-A. Thanks, Provo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Booting the Tepanyaki Steakhouse for another Chik-Fil-A. Thanks, Provo!
    That steakhouse was awful. Very good move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That steakhouse was awful. Very good move.
    I'm not familiar with this place, but I can't think that there are many good steakhouses in locations that would also be suitable for a Chik-fil-A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I'm not familiar with this place, but I can't think that there are many good steakhouses in locations that would also be suitable for a Chik-fil-A.
    It was awful by Provo standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I'm not familiar with this place, but I can't think that there are many good steakhouses in locations that would also be suitable for a Chik-fil-A.
    Corner of Bulldog and 5th West, while i was there. Prime location for a fast food joint. The traffic at that intersection was already pretty bad. I can only imagine the impact a Chik fil-A will have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I'm not familiar with this place, but I can't think that there are many good steakhouses in locations that would also be suitable for a Chik-fil-A.
    It was a teppan-style Japanese place. Think shrimp in the pocket, onion volcano, etc. I believe a payday loan place was across the parking lot the last time I went through town.
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    Provo/Orem ranked as the 17th smartest city in America.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/52...-in-america-is
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    Speaking of Chick-fil-A, their chocolate chip peppermint shakes are in season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    It was awful by Provo standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Speaking of Chick-fil-A, their chocolate chip peppermint shakes are in season!
    Nothing is better than their summer peach shakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Coug View Post
    Nothing is better than their summer peach shakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Provo/Orem ranked as the 17th smartest city in America.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/52...-in-america-is
    Sad that a town called Brainerd couldn't do better (#37 on the list).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Sad that a town called Brainerd couldn't do better (#37 on the list).
    It's infinitely higher on the list than Brainerd, TN, I can guaran-damn-tee that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Student View Post
    Sad that a town called Brainerd couldn't do better (#37 on the list).
    I understand a lot of the brains went into a woodchipper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Speaking of Chick-fil-A, their chocolate chip peppermint shakes are in season!
    oh lord. those things are bad news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfah View Post
    Speaking of Chick-fil-A, their chocolate chip peppermint shakes are in season!
    Speaking of Chik-fil-A, when are those Baptist douchebags going to realize that there are Christian people living in Las Vegas along with all the sinners?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Provo/Orem ranked as the 17th smartest city in America.

    http://www.policymic.com/articles/52...-in-america-is
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    Provo/Orem ranks first among all U.S. cities for well-being in the latest Gallup Poll. The poll was taken prior to last night's entrance by the BYU women's basketball team into the Sweet Sixteen, so the gap between first and second is even wider now.

    I note that despite our many problems, three California cities rank in the Top Ten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    Provo/Orem ranks first among all U.S. cities for well-being in the latest Gallup Poll. The poll was taken prior to last night's entrance by the BYU women's basketball team into the Sweet Sixteen, so the gap between first and second is even wider now.

    I note that despite our many problems, three California cities rank in the Top Ten.
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