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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:44 pm

We are very pleased to announce that the BAA (blokePlace Alumni Association) is funding
1 loaf of white bread, 1 two-lb. bag of rice, and a 1 lb. jar of peanut butter (per week!) for each participant.

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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby Three Valves » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:50 am

There goes the "no fraternization" policy at blokePlace!!
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bisontuba » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:18 am

bloke wrote:We are very pleased to announce that the BAA (blokePlace Alumni Association) is funding
1 loaf of white bread, 1 two-lb. bag of rice, and a 1 lb. jar of peanut butter (per week!) for each participant.

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Didn't I see the above debating on CNN this week? 8)
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby gwwilk » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:31 am

Three Valves wrote:There are only so many ponies.
If the greed-head 1%s hoard all the ponies for themselves, there will be none for the rest of us.
Global ecological catastrophe and terrorism will follow as the only logical outcome to the unfairness.
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If you're serious, you've swallowed the inherently violent politics of envy and greed, i.e. what's yours is mine, hook line and sinker. If you're curious enough to read it through, THIS could help set you straight.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby Three Valves » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:06 am

gwwilk wrote:
If you're serious...


I was seriously mocking the inherently violent politics of envy and greed, Brother!!
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby gwwilk » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:20 am

Three Valves wrote:
gwwilk wrote:
If you're serious...


I was seriously mocking the inherently violent politics of envy and greed, Brother!!

Gotcha!!! (The little Devil might have helped make your point? :twisted: ) Sorry I misread you, especially since we're apparently in substantial agreement here. :tuba:
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Sat Dec 19, 2015 6:19 pm

Enough of the pseudo-heady h0r$ε$h!+ and back to bidnuss...

The fact-o-the-matter is that if there aren't enough qualified applicants applying soon, most of the scholarship opportunities will no longer be available.

I drove straight back from Midwest last night (home by 2:30 A.M.), put all stuff the away, got up this morning (perfect 40 degree weather) and started filling in some more ravines and washes.
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oh...and I would just like for you progressive types (you know who you are...) to know that we have our own version of bridge-builders out here...
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Finally, if there are some who have abilities in deer stan...(whoops!) I mean "nature overlook" construction, you might just move to the top of the list.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:50 am

now accepting applications for the Winter 2017 session.

Particularly sought are students with chainsawing skills, shoveling skills, wheelbarrowing skills, trenching skills, and strong backs.
NO leaf-raking / NO grass-cutting !!!
Don't forget to bring your tuba - if you have one...double rations as promised for the Summer Session.
Bring three sets of long underwear. It's cold on that concrete floor out in the barn - particularly at night.

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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby Oldschooltuba » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:37 pm

Didn't Mrs. Bloke file charges of possible sexual harassment? :)
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Oldschooltuba wrote:Didn't Mrs. Bloke file charges of possible sexual harassment? :)


She considered it. One of our former students would not stop playing the bass line to "Foxey Lady" when asked to stop.

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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby tofu » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:05 am

Oldschooltuba wrote:Didn't Mrs. Bloke file charges of possible sexual harassment? :)


I believe it was the former participants pictured below who have come forth with complaints of harassment.

They also levied the charge of not getting a samich. :shock:

bloke wrote:We are very pleased to announce that the BAA (blokePlace Alumni Association) is funding
1 loaf of white bread, 1 two-lb. bag of rice, and a 1 lb. jar of peanut butter (per week!) for each participant.

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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby rodmathews » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:22 pm

Is there an age limit? I got old all of a sudden.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby Three Valves » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:44 pm

rodmathews wrote:Is there an age limit? I got old all of a sudden.


Mine sorta crept up on me...
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby Tuboxchef » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:46 pm

This is officially the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

Joe, you cray cray.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:12 pm

Tuboxchef wrote:This is officially the dumbest thing I've ever seen.

Joe, you cray cray.


If you're trying to push yourself up the list, it isn't working.

...and being a Stihl Artiste will get you nowhere.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby johnmckevitt » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:19 pm

WOuld I be using the Chainsaw to modify instruments or as a Back Track to PLay Tuba Duets?
Throw in a case of Red Man and Jack Daniels and I'm yours.
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby tubapix » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:42 am

Can one get Bloke community service hours? You do have your own commune right?
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:40 am

Properly filling in one hundred cubic feet of a wash with dead-fall branches and stumps (realize: this work is GREEN, and saves the environment) qualifies a disciple for one (up to one-hour) lesson.

However, if a bunch of excuses are made, a disciple starts in on some warm-up crap (or time-wasting bull$h!t questions) at the beginning of their lesson, or just general "playing like crap" occurs, a lesson will come to an end prematurely, and a disciple will be sent back out to fill in more washes.

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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby kma1281 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:20 pm

Is there a blokePlace method book that covers the proper filling of washes available for purchase and, if yes, will it include a daily routine for the chainsaw? I wanna be sure I know what I'm doin' before I send an app in. Also, if we don't redeem any lesson credit that we accumulate from the filling of said washes, can we earn points towards a blokepiece? I truly believe that the secret to de-fuzzing my sound is hiding, not in the vast realm of knowledge that you possess which I do not, but rather somewhere in that plastic cabinet of yours. *drools*
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Re: accepting applications for summer studies at blokePlace

Postby bloke » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:23 pm

Forget the cabinet.
Remember, an expert told us that S.S. mouthpieces (regardless of any of the interior dimensions) behave oddly in the 4th partial range...

...just as all wind instruments seem to play out-of-tune in the upper register. :wink:

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