My fall from purity is complete.

Discussion in 'Everything Audio' started by JohnVF, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Bad boys Bad boys, whatcha gonna do?

    Oh, wait...
     
  2. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    Eewwwwww. I had to look that up.

    You know this could just overtake this thread, what with the easiness of the lame dad jokes Schiit always conjures up.

    They could be:

    The Toilets. We take all the Schiit.

    The B-holes. If there's Schiit, it goes through us!

    The Cesspools. Sometimes we have too much Schiit.

    The Skidmarks. Schiit has really left a mark on us.

    And on, and on, and on....
     
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  3. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Last Christmas, I gave coprolites as stocking stuffers. Not everyone appreciated them.
     
  4. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    You know,I have some of those, someplace...
     
  5. opa1

    opa1 Senior Member

    Sometimes you just need exlax! :)
     
  6. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    This whole thread could be summed up with "I thought I needed a schiit but when I got to schiit, I didn't need schiit no more".
     
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  7. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Is that sorta like the old "paid my dime" line?
     
  8. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    Perhaps there'll be a Schiit Exlax [sic] before too long.

    (or maybe Ejggslaacks or something like that...)
     
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  9. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Grown men making poop jokes...

    Because poop is always funny!
     
  10. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I think that's why I can't get behind Schiit as much as I want to. Their dad-joke sense of humor reinforces my own biases towards what I think about the audiophile world. It's lame! And therefore I'm lame. By trying to distance themselves they've dug themselves and me deeper into it. I want to live under the delusion that I'm a tiny bit not a dork. I know, it's a falsehood but we all can dream.
     
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  11. Prime Minister

    Prime Minister Site Owner

    One of lifes great disappointments is when the Schiit is not quite as good as you hoped.

    That being said, you need to read the book. They may be many things, but lame they are not.
     
  12. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I don't know if that's actually what happened here. It's not that this unit is not as good as I hoped..it's that the problem I bought this for, worked itself out in ways that ended up being better than adding something to the signal chain.

    It's quite a remarkable little device otherwise...there are many instances I could have used it in in the past. And I'm sure it'll find a place in one of my systems in the future. It's not being returned.
     
  13. MikeO

    MikeO Active Member

    Guess you may not want to visit their retail store then. It is called "The Schiitr".
    http://www.schiit.com/schiitr

    I kind of like the sense of humour. Kind of telling us not to take audio too seriously.
     
  14. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    Hmm...how do I say that I appreciate the levity, if not the execution of it? I prefer more of a dry sarcasm and biting wit to, um, dad jokes.
     
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  15. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    You're not suggesting that they've dug themselves into deep doo-doo, are you?
    No, I didn't think so.

    :)
     
  16. JohnVF

    JohnVF Administrator

    I'm just going to counter with absurdities at this point. Here's a fancy alpaca. ouWFzsaE.jpg
     
  17. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    I actually use that Alpaca's picture (or one very, very similar) in one of my glycobiology lectures, on "modern" monoclonal antibodies. It turns out that the camelids (alpacas, llamas, camels, dromedaries, and whatnot) make antibodies that are structurally simpler than normal human IgG ("immunoglobulin G") antibodies. Their antibodies have one polypeptide (protein) chain; our IgGs have two chainz. ... and there's another antibody platform, called IgNAR, that is derived from the antibody structure found in the elasmobranchs (e.g., sharks).
    Enough said.

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  18. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    If my college profs had had slides like that, I might've learned something in Organic Chemistry!
     
  19. Redboy

    Redboy Active Member

    Also... Alpacas are so punk.
     
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  20. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Senior Member

    oh, come to think of it, I also reference (in an academically responsible way, of course) my flashbulb memory of Raquel Welch being attacked by antibodies in Fantastic Voyage -- in that same lecture.

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    (just in case any of you folks thought that biotechnology was boring...)
     

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