The Alt.Country Club 33: Thirty Three and a Third

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  1. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Vendor

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    Oh and Braunzo, please don't think I'm directing anything at you. While I was building today I was evaluating this thing mentally because the whole time I was staring right at my LP on the wall. It took me a while to dismiss it as typical corporate BS that has nothing to do with our art.
     
  2. therhodeo

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    Them being jerks in a video was just icing on the cake. I have way way stronger feeling about the wood importing debacle.
     
  3. christophervolume

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    @Braunzo, all my rantings are ALL directed at you. You, you, bad man, you!
     
  4. PlexiFuzz

    PlexiFuzz I know karate. Voodoo, too. Silver Supporting Member

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    It's not boring to me. I care about what businesses do and how they conduct themselves, whether music oriented or otherwise. And I tend to make purchases accordingly to the best of my ability.

    But that usually (usually) has more to do with social issues/values, as @christophervolume mentioned, rather than just corporate greed or something like that --- although that factors into it, too, depending on my personal connection to things.
     
  5. Braunzo

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    That is hot. Someone buy that.
    I didn’t take it as anything more than what was said. I genuinely was curious everyone’s opinions. As someone who works in MI (and used to be a Gibson dealer moons ago), I am interested in the business aspect of it. And there are brands I for sure won’t buy on personal beliefs. I just don’t like bullies. But dammit, it’s the cool bully you still wanna ham it up with. Gibson is the Todd to my Beavis and Butthead.
    Dude. I’m literally the worst. THE WÜRST.
     
  6. Tom Von Kramm

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    I totally get that. From my perspective I am a recent escapee from the asylum and I ain't going back never! They'll hafta kill me first!
     
  7. mdrake34

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    The Jimmy John’s guy is a fat sack of **** that murders “trophy” animals in Africa, but damn he makes tasty sandwiches that I still buy.
     
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  8. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    My wife attempted to boycott WalMart. It lasted about a week. It’s hard to beat a place that sells everything and never closes.
     
  9. christophervolume

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    I’m a better person than you both, clearly. I don’t support either of those companies. And they didn’t even release a 2 minute internet video spawned of Lucifer.

    #playauthenticfakeSGsand
    fakelespauls
     
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  10. shikawkee

    shikawkee The One True King

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    No Jimmy John's or Papa John's for me. No sir, cannot abide. Maybe it's all John's .
     
  11. Crowder

    Crowder Dang Twangler Silver Supporting Member

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    My ability and willingness to boycott restaurants is on a sliding scale. Jimmy John’s is easy because their food sucks. Chik-Fil-A is harder because damn those nuggets are righteous and their food is often catered in to our office for breakfast meetings.
     
  12. John H

    John H Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm afraid that, if we exiled or boycotted everyone with whom we disagree, we'd find ourselves more than alone. That being said, even if the economic impact is minute, I have not given my business to and have even divested myself of products from the most objectionable to me. Included are some pedal manufacturers, just to remain on the topic of the forum.

    Anyone else listening to William Tyler?
     
  13. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place...

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    I love Buddy beyond words. Love his comment about a device that would shift the dots on the neck. Very funny.
     
  14. therhodeo

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    Chikfila is easy because it's expensive, always has a huge line, and gives me gas worse than any other food on the planet.
     
  15. therhodeo

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    Same. Their beliefs aside I will always drive that extra bit to hit a local place. Jimmy John's is crap. Eating at Lenny's subs with Lenny himself behind the counter? Yes please with extra pepper relish.
     
  16. Tom Von Kramm

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    I boycott Bed Bath and Beyond, not for any political or ethical reasons, it's just because it's the *******st ****ing store on earth.
     
  17. Prairie Belt

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    Aw yeah. You into the new album?
     
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    I have no idea what y’all are talking about w Gibson. Good thing I’m buying Novos into bankruptcy.
     
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    If you're interested in educating yourself on Gibson's PR campaign...

     
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  20. John H

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    Both "Modern Country" and "Goes West".
     
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