Brian Tuma

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  1. I think the manufacturers have been very transparent especially with the side effects of the second shot. They aren’t sugarcoating the fact that it knocks you on your butt. I’m usually a critic of big pharma but feel they’ve been open about the process so far.
  2. I just watched Garfield ‘82 on Thursday because I wanted to see how it set the tone for ‘83 and the subsequent threepete.
  3. Let’s have some fun. What gutsy moves by corps can you come up with? Do you think they paid off? Here’s a couple of my examples: SCV introducing asymmetrical drill in 1981. It hurt them at the time but pushed the activity forward. Blue Knights playing First Circle in 2013. Blue Devils and Crossmen had already given us great renditions and although BK didn’t break any new ground with the piece I feel they put their unique imprint on it. Mandarins, Blue Star and Academy Musicale doing incredibly ambitious shows when they were DIII corps and showing us size doesn’t matter.
  4. Point out in either of my posts where I mentioned someone being a troll.
  5. It’s just a matter of time before your multiple accounts start arguing with each other.
  6. I got a similar vibe from their posting history. They just sort of showed up and jumped right in. I’m questioning whether they are indeed a female of marching age. Another red flag for me is their lack of critical thinking skills that drum corps teaches and/or looks for in potential members.
  7. I really messed that up! Oopsie! That’s what I get for only half listening while working. Those numbers I stated were total number of cases from the test group.
  8. More good news. This vaccine doesn’t need to be stored at as low a temp as the Pfizer vaccine. Just heard on BBC radio that the results were based upon a group of 94 people getting a placebo and 5 getting the vaccine. That’s a very small test group.
  9. I’m from WI also. It doesn’t bother me so much that they can’t be counted until election day but rather that people expect instant results. Democracy is messy!
  10. I think the tabulators are doing just fine considering the unprecedented amount of mail-in ballots. We just need to be patient.
  11. I don’t think hazing has been an issue since the Florida A&M hazing death in 2011. There might be some rare cases perpetrated by knuckleheads but administrators and directors no longer turn a blind eye to it.
  12. That Phantom show was pure joy! I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes at the thought that kids might not be able to experience drum corps in the same way for a long time. It breaks my heart.
  13. Lol. Aggrieved before the first cartoon character even floats by.
  14. Mock the guy in charge, not the corps proper. I know you don’t mean to mock the members but I feel bad if any of them were to see things like this.
  15. Lol. Fictional characters can do whatever they choose to do with their own fictional fortunes. That’s part of the fun. Poor Peter Parker, he’s a pauper.
  16. Are you thinking of Star’s infamous hamster wheels from 1986 that were ditched after a couple shows?
  17. Heroes don’t make irresponsible financial decisions.
  18. Didn’t the director of the Troopers at the time splurge on an entire line of G horns when everyone was switching to B flat? I seem to remember him making a boneheaded decision like that.
  19. Oh good grief! I enjoy the history and insight Illiana brings to the table. Also, in regards to his work colleague, if Illiana had known about it at the time I think he would have done what he could to put a stop to it because that’s the impression I have of him as a stand up guy.
  20. If you were there you would have stopped it. I feel like using “somehow” is placing a value judgement on his actions rather than simply saying “he got involved...” We don’t need to know how or why.
  21. Regardless, it was clumsy phrasing and downplays his colleague’s actions. IMO
  22. You don’t “somehow” get involved with a 15 yo student.
  23. If you care to pm me some of your faves I would like that. I used to love satire but it’s just no longer enjoyable for me. Sarah Cooper has been a bright spot.