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NYC Mayor Back to Drawing Board (moves to ban boxed CD sets)
It's Only Mock & Roll ^ | March 18, 2013

Posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by GSWarrior

Just days after NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugary drinks was struck down by a judge, the feisty Mayor is at it again. Holding a press conference in a back office of J&R Music World, Bloomberg is now trying to pass a law banning all boxed sets containing more than 4 CDs. "This is just one more example of things going too far." Bloomberg was armed and ready, citing both the Complete Blue Oyster Cult collection and the Beatles remasters, as "prime examples of excess."

The NYC Mayor was determined. He went on to explain. "The public is spending too much time with one band. This can't be a good thing. Why not 16 different CDs of different artists? They should really expand their musical experiences. Look, I don't have to tell you anything about my musical taste, but just to get you off my back, I love "The Flame" as much as the next guy," he stated while holding the chunky 14 CD Cheap Trick collection. "But staying at home and listening to 4 different versions of 'The Dreaming Police' is just not healthy. Go outside."

Vice President of the United Parcel Service Joe Gribbs, as well as Head Of Operations for Federal Express Con Czrzezwicz, flanked the NYC Mayor, supporting his ban 100%, claiming the weight of the packages, especially "those damn Bear Family boxes from Germany" are too much to handle for some of the older carriers. Gribbs was angry. "Our drivers have to break their backs because some selfish music lover needs to hear Agents Of Fortune demos? Not gonna happen, my friend."

Double CDs will still be allowed, but only if accompanying booklet is 8 pages or less.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nannystate; satire

1 posted on 03/22/2013 8:45:23 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Hey! “Czrzezwicz” is my middle name!

Funny stuff!


2 posted on 03/22/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GSWarrior

Oh, thank God! At least he’s not coming after the 3-CD live releases by Dream Theater and Rush.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 8:50:00 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: GSWarrior

I got to the third paragrahph before I recognized the satire. Pretty scary how plausible it seems!


4 posted on 03/22/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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Head Of Operations for Federal Express Con Czrzezwicz

Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel for $250.

5 posted on 03/22/2013 8:51:14 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

LOL!


6 posted on 03/22/2013 8:55:32 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: GSWarrior

In a place as messed up as NYC you’d think this guy could find something useful to do.


7 posted on 03/22/2013 9:01:08 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: GSWarrior
Hawkwind~Back In The Box
8 posted on 03/22/2013 9:01:37 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Hey! “Czrzezwicz” is my middle name!

Not a real Polish name, there are too many vowels in it.

9 posted on 03/22/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GSWarrior
Holding a press conference in a back office of J&R Music World, Bloomberg is now trying to pass a law banning all boxed sets containing more than 4 CDs. "This is just one more example of things going too far." Bloomberg was armed and ready, citing both the Complete Blue Oyster Cult collection and the Beatles remasters, as "prime examples of excess."

It's a good thing that I found & bought that nine-disc boxset last month!

10 posted on 03/22/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: dfwgator
Not a real Polish name, there are too many vowels in it.

True - it should have only one vowel for every three syllables.

11 posted on 03/22/2013 9:05:38 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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To: GSWarrior

Satire?


12 posted on 03/22/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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I know this is satire but, seriously, who buys retail CDs anymore? There are tons of bargain CDs available locally and on Amazon. Plus downloads galore.

My favorite way to get CDs for my travel needs:

  1. Go to musicvf.com and identify favorite years or even favorite artists.
  2. Clink the links which they conveniently provide to get the youtube or other links.
  3. Go to clipconverter.cc to convert your favorite songs to MP3 files.
  4. Download the converted files and burn on CDs.

Since youtube makes you view ads to get their clips, I am told that getting files in this way is just as legal as recording songs off commercial radio. Anybody know for sure?
13 posted on 03/22/2013 9:09:29 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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You should have waited just a bit. April Fools Day is not very far away.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 9:10:32 AM PDT by mtg
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To: dfwgator

It’s pronounced just the way it’s spelled.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 9:11:39 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GSWarrior
Largest Box Set on the Market today:

Arthur Rubinstein: The Complete Album Collection

144 Discs...Available on amazon.

16 posted on 03/22/2013 9:12:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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You mean we won't be able to buy the 6-CD boxed set anymore? What if the Martians come?


17 posted on 03/22/2013 9:13:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: GSWarrior

18 posted on 03/22/2013 9:14:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Must be from Szczecin.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 9:18:13 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GSWarrior

Welllllllllllll, he’s being extremely generous.

Remember the vinyl 45’s? boomberg could have limited the CDs to only two songs, at high speed.

Another options would be to reissue the box sets: lyrics only, no music.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 10:02:59 AM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: jboot
I got to the third paragrahph before I recognized the satire. Pretty scary how plausible it seems!

That is scary - although it's satire, it's not beyond the realm of possibility with a guy like Bloomberg.

21 posted on 03/22/2013 10:12:56 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet
although it's satire, it's not beyond the realm of possibility with a guy like Bloomberg.

Agreed. Shouldn't give the guy any ideas.

22 posted on 03/22/2013 11:17:30 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: jboot

I’ve frustrated that leftists normally sound like a parody, and the media treat them like geniuses.


23 posted on 03/22/2013 12:02:16 PM PDT by Pollster1
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