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    You mean that thing they gave me at the end of high school? It's in the attic, I think...

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    Lawn Guyland, Noo Yawk
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    seriously since 1989; casually since about '82 (Hungry Heart)
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    Huh? Everybody knows it waves.
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    Boxing, theology, stonemasonry, Carl Jung, cars, welding, learning how to play the guitar
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    No thanks. Happily married.

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  1. Remind me to avoid Sandy Hook next time one of my many fans hands me a cold brewski (sorry, tequila's not my thing). With my luck I'd draw the cop who hates Bruce, tattoos, beer and V8s. Wait, isn't that the textbook definition of a communist?
  2. Now that's more like it, thx Roy. Wow, that's some major league detail work, can't think of much that he missed. Must've run into the thousands, not to mention the time and, uh... discomfort. Is that a '69 Camaro?
  3. Wow, Buzzy McBuzzkill with all the hate on tattoos here. I thought this was going to be a fun thread when I started it. At least I didn't have a DUI...
  4. I'm paraphrasing a little, but the federal law (Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 4.23) that applies to national parks makes it a crime to operate a vehicle while your BAC .08 or more, OR while under the influence or alcohol (or drugs) to a degree that renders you incapable of operating it safely. In other words, the government needs to prove one or the other beyond a reasonable doubt. Since it appears they won't be able to show BAC at or above .08, they'd have to prove he was unable to drive safely. That's where the results of the other field sobriety tests (horizontal nystagmus, walk 9 steps, etc.) and the officer's (subjective) impressions about glassy eyes, swaying, etc. are relevant. That will also be where the defense counsel make their money... cross-examining the heck out of him, casting doubt about this and that, introducing their own evidence, etc. And I'm pretty sure Bruce can afford a better lawyer these days than the one who represented him in his motorcycle injury case.
  5. Sorry if this comes across as sanctimonious, everybody, but I for one do not make misteaks.
  6. It occurred to me as I woke up a few minutes ago that maybe all of us have missed - or avoided - an important larger point here. Jut for argument's sake, let's assume the phantom fans and 2 shots are BS, the .02 BAC is some one-off technical glitch, and our man really did polish off a good portion of that bottle. If that cop hadn't stopped him from driving home, this thread could look very different. Instead of joking or sermonizing or making clever memes or wringing hands we might all be eulogizing Bruce. Now that would truly suck. In all seriousness, I'm glad this thread is about a DUI and not "Wreck on the Highway."
  7. Wait, Bruce is a liberal? Why didn't President Trump warn us? That does it... I'm burning all my Springsteen CDs. As soon as I can get them out of storage. And deleting all the MP3s. Take that, Comrade!
  8. That's probably the closest one. He looks like he's skulking in the beach grass, waiting to catch an unsuspecting rock star let his guard down, doesn't he? "That's right, Bruce... finish that shot. It's the end of the month, one more citation and I can reclaim the Crown of Gondor."
  9. Sometimes, and sometimes. The thing is, this was a federal park ranger, not a city cop or a state trooper. Who knows what their protocols are...
  10. Actually it makes a certain amount of sense. Why incriminate yourself, especially if the other evidence of drunkenness isn't overwhelming (or, on the other hand, if you know you're going to blow off the charts)? You're going to lose your license anyway, so better to have a misdemeanor conviction for that than a full-blown DUI. The problem is, the federal law that covers this particular incident permits the refusal to be admitted as proof that you were under the influence (as do most state DUI laws), so you're probably screwed either way.
  11. Hi Guys. Been a Laker for a couple of years, but this is my first time posting on this forum. I decided learning guitar would make a good quarantine hobby, so Santa brought the family a moderately priced acoustic, and I also picked up a 3/4" size one for my 7-year old daughter. Neither of us has ever played an instrument of any kind, so it's all brand new. Anyway, any tips would be very much appreciated (especially five and ten dollar bills). I'm not dead set on playing just Bruce songs, though it seems like they're a logical starting point since many have fairly simple chord progressions. So far I've managed to butcher Glory Days, Nebraska, Downbound Train, and Waitin' on a Sunny Day (that F chord is killing me). Any other suggestions?
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