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Everything posted by JimF-LowBari

  1. More accusations including one that the victim was 17 when it occurred. According to the article this is the first time he was accused of inappropriate relations with a minor.
  2. Agree on his work as see it on Facebook. Totally forgot I sent him pics of items to add the dcxmuseum site and swapped emails. So no excuse screwing up the spelling on his name. 😫
  3. Not sure if I’d call Chris Mahler(sp?) a kid but yep it’s there. My go to for corps names, years and sponsors was dbcna.com. (Drum and Bugle corps of North America). Gone for years 🥲
  4. And Snoopy looks busy, must be typing “it was a dark and stormy night”. 🥴
  5. Understand now, thanks. I wasn’t thinking of problems with the cross on the uniform or equipment. Just items that would be see by the general public outside of a show.
  6. Not trying to argue but how many people outside of drum corps would wonder what kind of group “Crossmen” are if they just saw someone in a t shirt with the cross and name. Add “drum and bugle corps” or a horn and drum picture would help.
  7. Maltese cross different because of the “eight points” as per the audio clip. Iron cross and Crossmen logo same from what I see. And googling I was reminded that the iron cross also used by biker gangs and white supremists. 🤮 So the same issue as southern Civil War re-enactors using CSA flag. So if you see someone wearing the iron cross or CSA flag you don’t know what their beliefs are. 😬
  8. If playing together sounds like an interesting combo. So was it billed as just the D&BC or as music groups in the academy? Memorial Day ceremonies at Hanover had (still have I hope) an arrangement of “America” for D&BC and high school band. Hanover’s horn instructor arranged it.
  9. And the irony is the “Cross” in Crossmen comes from John Cross American Legion Post in Norwood which was sponsor to one of the corps that merged to form Crossmen. So no religious meaning to the name. Added irony is Texas is a loooong way from Norwood
  10. Before I retired from IT I was the only male over 60 and had some newer hires in their 20s. Annnd let’s throw in I’m white and some of the newer hires were minorities. Got some hairy eyeballs when I would go up to them to ask anything. Problem was I needed to ask a lot of questions due to my job in the group. Took a while to gain their trust (except for the one guy and not sure what the issue was). Think it helped that I would throw in a compliment when I talked to them “glad you understand it, gonna take me a while so I’ll probably be back bugging you later”. 😁 Kicker was the huge hug I got from the one young Nigerian immigrant who was Muslim (and knew her stuff) when she left. Her hubby was in the Army and was transferred.
  11. “Bar corps”?? Motivation to go from parade corps to competition corps has to come from members and corps BoD and DCA has nothing to do with that. My corps picked up some members because a local corps had infighting on being parade/standstill or compete. Soon as decision was made not to compete bunch of people who wanted to compete showed up at our corps.
  12. He’s big and strong, give him a tymp. He’s hyper as hades, give him a tymp to slow him down. 🤪
  13. Actually thinking three, including one that DCI kicked out until they clean up their act… still waiting. What all three have in common is “what happens in the corps, stays in the corps”. 👎
  14. People wonder why I backup webpages when researching. The credo of if its on the web it’s there forever doesn’t always hold true.
  15. Well that didn’t work too well. Deleted the video and couldn’t type below it. 😡 Keep hearing one 70s guy on a bus trip to a parade around 2010. DCI legacy Dvd was playing and his son asked “Dad did you carry a drum like that?” Answer was: “yes and that’s why I can’t pick up anything heavy anymore… what were we thinking?”
  16. We got our first color TV few days before first showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” (edit 1966). This time of year have flashbacks of parents inviting elderly neighbors over to see it. They were flipping out over the color and I just wanted them to shut up so I could hear the show. 😫 Have DVDs of pre-WWII Looney Tune cartoons. When I saw them as a kid I thought they were in color. Never realized they really were in black and white. 😳
  17. For some organizations it’s trying protect the “image”. It took for PA to mandate reporting crimes on campus before the colleges opened up. Now my Alma mater reports crimes in the student newspaper. 40 years back there were rumors of assaults near my privately owned dorm but no way to find out. Judging by lack of info everyone was safe and no one got drunk and disorderly
  18. Yeah, could really care what leaders found in those 9 or so days. Line that stands out to me is Oregon police contacted head of corps. That’s SHOULD be the other war around. Organization handling internally smells like that big college 2 hours from me (spelled PSU).
  19. Off the tracks and off topic? Folks you are looking at the most expensive single camera shot of the silent era. Buster Keatons “The General”.
  20. Oh yeah him and Henry Ford, Lindberghs America First speeches are especially cringe worthy.
  21. At the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum many years ago. Had the propeller cap from Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis in a case. Inside the cap is a painted swastika and beside it a card saying it was for good luck. And Lindberghs flight was 1927. No need to guess why the Smithsonian felt the need to explain the swastika.
  22. And other half of TMI was shutdown 2019. That could bring up some interesting show ideas.
  23. Also heard from Vietnam vets that some of them we’re not really welcomed at Posts. Combo of generation gap and “didn’t win your war”. My dad was a Korea vet and told me a few times he was accepted only because he was local so known that way (grew up few blocks from the small town Post). Posts shot themselves in the foot IMO
  24. I was thinking the other part of the name being the problem… soooo…. Religious Symbol Humanoids…. 😈 Westshoremen… if from Harrisburg that’s the EAST shore, if from Carlisle not close to the west shore of the river (or the rivier itself), and co-Ed since 1970s. (Even changed word “boys” to “corps” in corps song)
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