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  • Jun 4th, 2010 @ 12:06pm

    Grubstake

    It might have just been a Freudian slip, but Frederick said the paper had "grubstaked" the new trolling company. I had to look up grubstake but it means "To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits." The most common use apparently is within the mining industry. So, my conclusion is that they are digging for gold...I'm just saying..

  • May 28th, 2009 @ 12:10am

    The Dead

    When I was in college in 95 a friend had a bootleg of a Dead album that he played while we were driving up to go snow skiing. I was hooked and ended up purchasing all the studio albums and seeing them 5 times before Jerry's untimely death. Until then I had heard OF them but not actually listened to their music. As you have so succinctly put before; the music is the hook to get us to purchase the real scarcity. All those music companies sold scare plastic discs before...those days really are gone, even if they don't realize it yet. Anyway, the bootleg from a '72 concert got me to spend several hundred in the mid 90's. That my friends, is power.