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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:33 am 
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
It will arrive too late to save a drowning witch! :wink: :lol:

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Not drowning, waving.

A waving witch? OK Poly, it will arrive to late to save a waving witch. That better mate? :lol:

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...since the ship date has evolved.


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I've called into MusicToday Customer Service on a few occasions since the ship date has evolved. I have made it a point to inform them that I am steadfast a patient customer. I see no reason to invest any energies in anything but patience and enjoy the project when it arrives in my mailbox.



I understand this statement to mean that Trendy has specifically and methodically repeatedly rung up the MusicToday Customer service in order to inform them that as a true, typical Zappa fan, he doesn't care and won't complain that his stuff is going to come an awful later than when MusicToday originally promised. In fact, the wait will make him enjoy the product even more when he gets it.

Some might say: "with friends like this...."

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I've called into MusicToday Customer Service on a few occasions since the ship date has evolved. I have made it a point to inform them that I am steadfast a patient customer. I see no reason to invest any energies in anything but patience and enjoy the project when it arrives in my mailbox.
I understand this statement to mean that Trendy has specifically and methodically repeatedly rung up the MusicToday Customer service in order to inform them that as a true, typical Zappa fan, he doesn't care and won't complain that his stuff is going to come an awful later than when MusicToday originally promised. In fact, the wait will make him enjoy the product even more when he gets it.

Some might say: "with friends like this...."

And he phones them at 3am, and wakes them up, to tell them this, too!

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Just to save Trendy a 3am wakeup, I thought I'd make a call. The guy @ musictoday said that he recently got an update that says they have their fingers crossed that they will receive the shipment by the 31st of January. Kind of weird to get an update that includes the words "fingers crossed", but oh well. Is this where I read it and weep? :)

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Just to save Trendy a 3am wakeup, I thought I'd make a call. The guy @ musictoday said that he recently got an update that says they have their fingers crossed that they will receive the shipment by the 31st of January. Kind of weird to get an update that includes the words "fingers crossed", but oh well. Is this where I read it and weep? :)


Haha! Yeah, he showed you! :roll:

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Just to save Trendy a 3am wakeup, I thought I'd make a call. The guy @ musictoday said that he recently got an update that says they have their fingers crossed that they will receive the shipment by the 31st of January. Kind of weird to get an update that includes the words "fingers crossed", but oh well. Is this where I read it and weep? :)



Data's got his wires crossed... :wink:


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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Just to save Trendy a 3am wakeup, I thought I'd make a call. The guy @ musictoday said that he recently got an update that says they have their fingers crossed that they will receive the shipment by the 31st of January. Kind of weird to get an update that includes the words "fingers crossed", but oh well. Is this where I read it and weep? :)



Jan 31 now? its a damn CD! How difficult can this be?


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I was hoping before my 60th birthday January 26, 2014 (with this release I want to clarify the year it may come out). Oh well.

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
Just to save Trendy a 3am wakeup, I thought I'd make a call. The guy @ musictoday said that he recently got an update that says they have their fingers crossed that they will receive the shipment by the 31st of January. Kind of weird to get an update that includes the words "fingers crossed", but oh well. Is this where I read it and weep? :)



Jan 31 now? its a damn CD! How difficult can this be?



There being made in China... :wink:


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was intended that us license buyers will receive the master copy in time to be out with the official release, or not?


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was intended that us license buyers will receive the master copy in time to be out with the official release, or not?


You would think so, but I haven't read anywhere what the plan is for distribution to license holders.

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Jan 31 now? its a damn CD! How difficult can this be?


Hey, it takes Gail a long time to punch all the pits in a blank CD by hand with that tiny stylus.


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Unbelievable. I had to re-read the email of Dec. 17 . . .

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ps: Your next email from us concerns Roxy By Proxy ship date for January 2014. And Thank You!


I'm sure the email we get in January will be one that says the release date is X and then there will another series of delays. I was hoping to pick one up at ZPZ in Calgary on the 25th. You would think by now they would have got the hint that maybe they're really not that good at business.


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It will arrive too late to save a drowning witch! :wink: :lol:
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Not drowning, waving.
A waving witch? OK Poly, it will arrive to late to save a waving witch. That better mate? :lol:
That was a joke. It's a band name. You see someone out at sea waving their hand - are they drowning? No, they're just saying hello.

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polydigm wrote:
That was a joke. It's a band name. You see someone out at sea waving their hand - are they drowning? No, they're just saying hello.

Now that it has been rationally explained to a wallflower dullard like me, I can now see the humour in it... sort of. (forgive it me, for I am slow of learning) After multi examinations, I find it to be a very acceptable academic joke on the afore mentioned matter. Ha Ha, there, I laughed a little I believe.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. :|

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I think the original author of that phrase possibly meant it to be ironic as well. Like, he actually is drowning but can't admit it.

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Look I'm not the sharpest pencil in the box and unbelievably I got it...maybe due to my 33 years of surfing, I have seen many a waving arm in the water... :idea:


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Not Waving but Drowning

by Stevie Smith

"Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning."


A bit depressing, really...



I prefer this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBgr3da2yDM

... even though it's depressing also.

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Oh, now I get it. Like when you fall off water skiing and you wave to the boat so they know where you are and other boats don't hit you. Ahahaha, well worth the explanation of a joke I got in the first place.

Q: Why would the witch be waving, when all you see is the hat?

A: The witch has already drowned, just the hat is left floating.

Conclusion: No amount of waving could save the witch.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Oh, now I get it. Like when you fall off water skiing and you wave to the boat so they know where you are and other boats don't hit you. Ahahaha, well worth the explanation of a joke I got in the first place.

Q: Why would the witch be waving, when all you see is the hat?

A: The witch has already drowned, just the hat is left floating.

Conclusion: No amount of waving could save the witch.



Holly crap Kap, you never saw a drowning person...they wave for help...or a person in the water who needs help...they wave... :smoke:


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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Oh, now I get it. Like when you fall off water skiing and you wave to the boat so they know where you are and other boats don't hit you. Ahahaha, well worth the explanation of a joke I got in the first place.

Q: Why would the witch be waving, when all you see is the hat?

A: The witch has already drowned, just the hat is left floating.

Conclusion: No amount of waving could save the witch.



Holly crap Kap, you never saw a drowning person...they wave for help...or a person in the water who needs help...they wave...

Drowning people stick up one finger....then two fingers...and if you don't reach them by the time they show you the third finger they flip you the bird. That's how you tell they're drowning. :mrgreen:
You mean all those people who were waving at me were drowning? I thought they was just real friendly. Although some did swear a lot! :shock:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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Oh, now I get it. Like when you fall off water skiing and you wave to the boat so they know where you are and other boats don't hit you. Ahahaha, well worth the explanation of a joke I got in the first place.

Q: Why would the witch be waving, when all you see is the hat?

A: The witch has already drowned, just the hat is left floating.

Conclusion: No amount of waving could save the witch.



Holly crap Kap, you never saw a drowning person...they wave for help...or a person in the water who needs help...they wave...

Drowning people stick up one finger....then two fingers...and if you don't reach them by the time they show you the third finger they flip you the bird. That's how you tell they're drowning. :mrgreen:
You mean all those people who were waving at me were drowning? I thought they was just real friendly. Although some did swear a lot! :shock:



I got something waving friendly to you...and it ain't drowning... :smoke:


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