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story time: so I bought this record cabinet two years ago from a goodwill after nearly having a heart attack when plugging it in and seeing all the vacuum tubes working. I picked it up for 50 bucks and took it home in the back of my big ole mercedes (man I miss that car). Anyway, I spent about 20 bucks on paint stripper, varnish, new dials and knobs, new hinges for the doors on top, another 20 on a new needle because it was missing one, and a priceless amount of work stripping the paint off, sanding it down, revarnishing it in mahogany, soldering the cartridge back into place after carefully needling the wires through the player arm, and cleaning all the contacts between the vacuum tubes on the amplifier/connections on the speaker terminals etc. So when the new needle finally came in, you could imagine my excitement at finally being close enough to hear this baby for the first time. HOWEVER. (Keep in mind this was my first time being in contact with a record player cabinet, let alone a vintage one from 1964, in addition to knowing nothing about the mechanics of this thing, or record players in general tbh) anyway in my excitement, I couldn’t quite figure out how to get the needle to stay in place, looking back now I probably should’ve let me dad handle it, or taken it to a shop or something. There’s a little clip that keeps the needle in place, and I couldn’t figure out how to make it work, and in my confusion, I BROKE IT :( literally the dumbest mistake I could make, because these cartridges are generally bulletproof, they’re built to last a lifetime. I was so crushed I didn’t touch it again until a few months later when I tried keeping the needle in place with a rubber band/piece of tape (both of which obviously failed, there’s a very delicate pressure that keeps the needle tip on the record.) it’s been two years since that incident (such distraught I was by my failure) and I finally identified the model of my cartridge AND THAT SHIT COST 70 BUCKS I cannot believe this. I’m gonna remove the cartridge (pictured right) and give it one last shot at repair, and then I’m probably gonna cave and buy a new one, and FINALLY listen to a record on this behemoth and not have it scratch or skip or sound like shit. Also I thought it was cool that the record player was direct drive and not belt driven (pictured left)

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A mosque destroyed overnight in attacks in Rafah, Gaza on July 22, 2014. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)

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A mosque destroyed overnight in attacks in Rafah, Gaza on July 22, 2014. (Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times)

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-AIRLINE-WG-2315A-COINSOLE-SERVICE-MANUAL-PHOTOFACT-2345A-2355A-2375A-radio-/271410546839

someone buy me this manual so i can replace the capacitors on my record player

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3D gif by Dain Fagerholm

Dain Fagerholm aka DAiN 8 is an artist currently living in Seattle, Washington. Dain works mostly with ink pens and colour dye markers and started making what he calls ‘stereographic gifs’ of his drawings in February of 2012. He was most recently award the ‘Most Mesmerizing [GIF] or [PIC] of 2012.Drawings 

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I'm glad someone made a gif set of this
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Dont be that knob who tries to be snooty about people’s universities or schools we’re all just carrots in the big debt soup

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Laura B Fernandez: Little pieces

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im looking up concrete lion statues for our front yard right… Under garden decor…. My search terms are “garden decor statues”…. A lot of these results are like blatantly racist like, wow, like, level even-white-people-know-this-is-racist, just wow.

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  • boy: shit baby you're so wet already
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me snapchatting your girl

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“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

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“Durga becomes angry, her face becoming dark as ink. Suddenly the goddess Kali springs from her forehead.” Kali is Durga’s rage, fury, and bloodlust unleashed onto the battlefield. “She roars loudly and leaps into battle where she tears demons apart with her hands and crushes them in her jaws.”

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