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#143137 Spring Ohio War

Posted by Green Riptide on 28 February 2008 - 11:50 PM in Nerf Wars

I lied. I'm pretty sure I will be able to go now and maybe also make the Columbus one. I'll be bringing quite a load of guns so if anybody needs a loaner or is interested in buying something it's no problem.

30 days.

wait, what Columbus one?

I will not be able to attend this one.

Lynx, check your PM's.

#143131 Jspb Max Fire & Biomech

Posted by Green Riptide on 28 February 2008 - 11:36 PM in Homemades

In regards to the inline clip design seen on the max fire and shield breaker, why not just use an extra check valve on the back portion of the clip to prevent air from being wasted there?

here, let me MS paint it.
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If I'm not mistaken someone did a similar inline clip with an AT2K that utilized this idea. The only drawback I can see is that it would add yet another valve to switch.

#143024 Foam Dummy

Posted by Green Riptide on 28 February 2008 - 04:14 PM in Homemades

I think that the magnets are manly so it is easier to store.

Sence when did manly magnets make something easier to store?

Sence [sic] they allowed the dummy to be disassembled for storage.

#142914 Nonstandard Game Types - Ideas, Rules, Etc.

Posted by Green Riptide on 27 February 2008 - 08:13 PM in Nerf Wars

As for the commenting on LARP...drop it.

Fine, but that doesn't make it any less gay.

It should be noted that Humans vs. Zombies is larping.

In response to Piney's Idea of Passing a football, Falcon and I are working out the rules for something similar using foam frisbees... I'll post something about it in here when it's figured out fully.

Gametype Concept:
Ultimate NERF

Who doesn't know how ultimate frisbee works? Since this board is mostly college kids I'd say not many. people play it in gym class and it is the second unofficial sport of college life, behind beer pong. Unless you play quarters, lamewads.

So here's the breakdown. Ultimate NERF is a chaotic speed-CTF gametype concept with two flags [frisbees, usually]. Utilizing the basic concepts of Ultimate Frisbee, this game will involve passing a throwable object [flag] from one end of the field to the other. It should be played in an area that is fairly large and relatively open, though just using a soccer field might be a bit too open.

There are two flags; we'll call them red and blue. red flag is on one end of the field, in an easily definable area- under a tree, in an endzone, past a certain line, whatever. blue flag is similarly placed on the opposite end of the field. Flags should be throwable/catchable objects; NERF footballs, frisbees, various types of balls, even socks if you want.

Red team starts in the blue flag area and vice versa; Each team's goal is to bring the enemy flag back to their flag area. This entails running out to the opposite end of the field and grabbing the flag and then passing it back ultimate-frisbee-style. This means that you cannot move with the flag other than to pivot (one foot stays in place while you utilize the other to turn about.) The flag must be chucked, tossed, hurled, or otherwise projected to a team member in order to advance its position.

Ultimate NERF would be non-elimination. Any player can be shot at any time, with the penalty for taking a hit being a time-out whose magnitude is to be determined on a situational basis. To prevent too much chaos in the middle of the field, players should quickly and expediently make their way to a timeout area for the duration of their time-out. The time-out area could also be varied, but should probably be located off to the sides rather than in a flag area, since the action should be going back and forth the whole time. timed-out players should not provide cover for their still-in-play teammates while exiting, etc.

If a flagger (person holding flag) is shot they must drop the flag where they were shot and take a time-out.
The flagger may shoot while holding the flag.
The opposing team may intercept the flag when/if it is thrown, and if they do they may run while carrying it to return it to its starting point.
If an opposing player is shot while returning the flag they must drop it where they were shot and take a time-out.

I think that about covers it. Plenty to be tweaked here- if you have an open area that is the proper size but has no obstacles, here are some possibilities:
Ignore the time-out area rule and allow timed-out players to stand in place and act as human shields.
Designate a certain number from each team to be unarmed "rushers" who may gain certain benefits from being unarmed; they can take an extra hit before being timed-out, or something similar.
Ignore the time-out rule in favor of a "you must run back to your start point when hit, but may then continue play normally" clause. Basically a respawn.

It obviously would take some tweaking, but I think it could work. The initial standoff would last a decent while, but once one team got ahold of a flag things would more than likely stay fast and furious for the duration.

#142713 Nerf Video Directory

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 10:01 PM in General Nerf

Stage six is going down.


#142708 Wob+

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 09:46 PM in Homemades

I love the look, but it seems terribly unwieldy. Maybe a stock with a hole drilled through for dart loading? You could also do some fun things with BBB-style cocking if you attached a foregrip to the barrel.

#142663 Paper Wrist Band

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 06:02 PM in Nerf Wars

industrial-size rolls of colored e-tape are wonderful multi-purpose tools.

#142648 Dart Holding Gloves

Posted by Green Riptide on 26 February 2008 - 04:10 PM in General Nerf

It should be noted that California is a very large state whose northern reaches lay near the same latitudes as those of New Jersey.

#142432 Memory Stick Problem

Posted by Green Riptide on 24 February 2008 - 08:47 PM in Off Topic

Blow on it and put it back in the SNES.

er, wrong system.

If it has a lock make sure it is unlocked; maybe try putting it in the PSP and then going to USb mode and seeing if the PC reads anything. It really just sounds like it just crapped out on you. See if you can return it under warranty or anything; more likely with a Sony or SanDisk one than others. QJ probably is better for this sort of thing.
Slightly OT, what firmware are you running, and is this a phat or slim PSP?

#142395 Iron Man Magstrike In Stores

Posted by Green Riptide on 24 February 2008 - 05:43 PM in General Nerf

"N.R.F." - Living proof that taking the vowels out of anything makes it 'cooler'.

#142193 The Vulcan

Posted by Green Riptide on 23 February 2008 - 01:45 PM in General Nerf

I think a box on the right side would be great. Nobody wants to run around with the belt hanging around. I mean you could trip on it, and if you play on concrete, like me, in a t-shirt and basketball shorts then you wouldn't like that happening.

Great, so make one and post a writeup. :P
a on a side note.. 'Oro?' kenshin?

a second side note to everyone- please excuse my lack of [/sarcasm] tag after the car battery post. I forgot that sarcasm isn't always readable on the interwebs.

#142108 The Vulcan

Posted by Green Riptide on 23 February 2008 - 02:27 AM in General Nerf

One wonders how much work it would take to rig a backpack car battery.

#141996 Gun Names

Posted by Green Riptide on 22 February 2008 - 04:42 PM in General Nerf

I reserve the following names

Airtech 1000
Airtech 2000
Airtech 3000
Airtech 4000
Airtech Ball Blaster
Airtech Air Jet Squadron
Arrow Strike
Atom Blaster
Big Bad Bow
Big Bad Titan
Blast Fire | DX500
Blast Hammer
Bow 'n' Arrow
Bungee Blaster
CommLink II
Coral Viper
Crossfire Blue
Crossfire Red
Dart Tag Blasters
Defender T3
Disk Shot
Disk Shot Expansion Pack
Double Crossbow
Eagle Eye
Electric Eel
Firefly REV-8
Firestrike Blue
Firestrike Red
Glider Launcher
Gyro Strike
Hidden Shot
Hornet AS-6
Hydro Bazooka
Iron Raptor
Laser Fang
Lightnin' Blitz
Lock 'n' Load
Longshot CS-6
Mad Hornet
Magstrike Blue
Magstrike Red
Manta Ray
Master Blaster
Maverick REV-6
Missile Launcher
Mission Kit
Mono Blast
Motorized Ballzooka | MP150
Motorized Disk Launcher
NB-1 Missile Blaster
Nerf Rocket Air Launcher
Nite Finder
Nite Finder EX-3
Night Finder EX-3 Sight
Pen Blaster
Range Shot
Rapid Fire 20
Ratchet Blast
Razor Fin
Reactor (Dark Blue)
Reactor (Light Blue)
Recon CS-6
Scout IX-3
Secret Shot
Secret Shot II
Secret Strike AS-1
Secret Strike Pocket Blasters
Sharpshooter II
Slingfire | DX400
Sonic Stinger Bow 'n Arrow
Spider-Man vs Venom Dart Tag Blasters
Stinging Scarab
Striker Slingshot
SuperMaxx 250
SuperMaxx 350
SuperMaxx 750
SuperMaxx 750 (New Style)
SuperMaxx 1500
SuperMaxx 1500 (New Style)
SuperMaxx 3000 (Green)
SuperMaxx 3000 (New Style)
SuperMaxx 3000 (Yellow)
SuperMaxx 5000
SuperMaxx Disc Shooter
Switchfire (1994 Edition)
Switchfire (1996 Edition)
Switch Shots Max
Switch Shots Super
Switch Shots Ultra
Tech Target (Tech Target Blaster)
Tech Target (Tech Target Blaster Green)
Tech Target (Scout IX-3)
Titan AS-V.I
Triple Strike
Triple Torch
Venom Shot
Whiptail Scorpion
Wrist Blitzer
Zap Snaps

I mean... seriously. What was so wrong with the stock names? beyond "Green's *insert actual gun name here*" I see no need for the naming of anything that isn't radically modified.

#141572 Iq Score

Posted by Green Riptide on 20 February 2008 - 06:32 PM in Off Topic

well, here, lemme walk you through how I got to that conclusion.

* There are 5 houses in 5 different colors
* In each house lives a person with a different nationality
* These 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet
* No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar or drink the same drink.

Here's the question: Who owns the fish?

4. The green house is on the left of the white house
8. The man living in the house right in the middle drinks milk
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house
15. The man who smokes Blend has a neighbor who drinks water

It is never specified that the houses are in a row, or even anywhere near each other. It seems natural to assume they are in a row, but all of the clues would also work if the houses were in an X formation. Even if they are in a row, which end is the "first" end? Also, it is inferable but not directly stated that the "persons of different nationality" in the 5 houses are the owners of the houses. As for 15, unless we're talking about some bizarre settlement with only 5 houses, there are bound to be more neighbors- besides, since we've already established that the houses aren't stated to be in a row, neighbor could mean front, back, or across the street. Furthermore, it was never specified that the 5 people we're talking about were men, so all of the clues directing you to "the man who drinks/smokes/owns X" could theoretically be referring to a male neighbor besides the five mentioned who also happens to use said product/ own said pet.

#141571 Pop Point Integrations

Posted by Green Riptide on 20 February 2008 - 06:20 PM in Modifications

Kabumei - the art of the sharpened grenade. Enjoy, Piney.

At first I thought that that was real, until I saw him stab the 'nade into his mouth.

not 'nade... Kabumei.

#141468 Electronics In Nerf?

Posted by Green Riptide on 20 February 2008 - 01:09 AM in Homemades

When asking yourself how to make a semi-automatic blaster, use this simple process.

Step 1: Has Captain Slug already done/thought of it? If so, it can be done.
Step 2: If Captain Slug has NOT done/thought of it, it probably can't be done.

Seriously though? Theres been some use of solenoids to open valves and things, but that's about it. If you were going to bother to use enough juice to cock a spring-powered semi-auto... you might as well just try and build a railgun. Wonder if anyone has used electromagnets in a homemade yet.

#141464 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 20 February 2008 - 12:58 AM in Off Topic

blend bass sax/contrabassoon/tuba and take out some of the lowest frequencies.

#141442 Iq Score

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 11:22 PM in Off Topic

over 9000?

#141440 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 11:20 PM in Nerf Wars

Hey, Green Riptide. I am going to need something in return for that...

I'll sell it to you for 3$

done. PM me.

Can you do this?

er.. no, I can't. :[

#141420 Iq Score

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 10:04 PM in Off Topic

I determined after 4 minutes that the problem was unsolvable.

#141416 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:53 PM in Off Topic

Alright, done.

total forum membership is... what, again?

Seriously, we should do a remix of Dies Irae.
I'll handle all twelve horn parts.

#141414 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:50 PM in Nerf Wars

I'll gladly take that firefly off your hands, lynx- i'm cooking up something in that department myself.

Again, just to clarify, I'll most likely be free the last two weekends in August if you want to hold a late summer war. Two wars would be pretty sweet for those of us who are rather incapacitated for most of the summer.

In regards to UC-- seriously? 50+ in front of Langsam every Friday?

#141412 Nerf Eliminator And Hyperfire

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 09:45 PM in General Nerf

firstly and most importantly, a vulcan avatar is needed stat.

Secondly... green titan/hornet. I didn't see a scout, though, and that saddens me. i'd like nothing more than a rainbow collection of scouts.

The wiimote blaster attachment looks like it has some serious potential- looks like a DiskShot/NF plunger, so ranges should be tasty, and it looks like it would be a cinch to mount it on, say, the NF top rail. Bam, double NF.

#141294 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 05:23 PM in Off Topic

virtual my ass. If this is going to happen it demands as much Effeminate as possible, thus live orchestra. Or at least pre-recorded parts mixed.

#141287 My 1st Homemade

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 04:47 PM in Homemades

actually /b/'s rules one and two are

1. ZOMG NONE!!!1*
2. Global rules 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, and 10 are enforced.

Note: "ZOMG NONE!!!1" applies to moderators as well.

but, following haven rules 1 and 2,

Think Before You Post.
Don't post unless you have something to say.

I'm going to try and stay on topic.
I love the shotgun look, but I don't understand what you're trying to do with the p90 grip. The hand position is so far out that pumping would be awkward, not to mention that the contact point of the foregrip would probably be well beyond the breech... at least, if the mental picture I have is what you're actually doing. something like this-
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where the foregrip moves forward along the doted white lines, separating from the trigger grip at the yellow lines.

on a related note, I can't be the only person to have considered hacking up the firefly shell and re-engineering it to be an FNP90. It has the perfect grip for it.

#141276 Pop Point Integrations

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 04:00 PM in Modifications

*Sticking a Manta on a Crossbow is about as functional as putting a bayonet on a hand grenade.

Kabumei - the art of the sharpened grenade. Enjoy, Piney.

#141205 Why Did You Choose Your Username?

Posted by Green Riptide on 19 February 2008 - 12:44 AM in Off Topic

My chosen screenname was already taken when I signed up for Infantry Online, so I took the pansy route- instead of thinking up something decent I just chose a random combination of adjective and noun.

I did, however, invent a lovely little backstory for it.

If you've ever looked closely enough at the label of your favorite alligator-themed sports beverage, you probably noticed that the flavors are named with similar adjective/noun combos (Fierce Berry, Cool Blue, Xtremo Mango, etc.) One of these flavors - the purple one - is actually named Riptide Rush. It was about a week or so after the invention of my new name that the association was made for the first time. "Hey, isn't that a flavor of Gatorade?" would be repeated dozens of times through the following years, and every time the question is asked I respond with this:

'No, Green riptide is not a flavor of Gatorade. It used to be, though. You've probably never heard about it; Gatorade has covered it up pretty well. See, right after their mysterious blend of electrolytes hit it big the scientists who created Gatorade thought it would be wise to expand the line of flavors. They knew that everyone had heard of the product, but they wanted to keep the brand fresh so it wouldn't just be a fad- so, they locked themselves in the lab for days, mixing and formulating to add more punch to Gatorade than ever before. What they emerged with was a green liquid that seemed to glow from within, a bizzare side effect of the incredibly potent chemical blend they had just mixed into the standard lemon-lime Gatorade flavor. When the lab director, an aging but well-respected founder of the enterprise, tasted it, he said the lemon flavor was almost entirely gone- the new beverage packed a powerful lime taste. Pressed for time due to the time they had spent in the lab, the Gatorade employees rushed the new product through marketing and developed a catchy new name for the wonder drink- "Green Riptide." It was moved through so fast that no one else even bothered to taste it. In the frenzy to get Green Riptide to the shelves, immense stress was placed upon the lab staff, and no one thought it unusual that as the process was coming to a close a week or so later the lab director did not show up to work, calling in to complain of a headache. Production started, and a batch of 5000 bottles of glowing, mysterious Green was sent to a small community in Northern Florida- Lake Como. The test market included a summer camp on the lake, and in the heat of summer the active citizens of the town were eager to try this strange new sensation. The Monday after the official test market release, the lab supervisor was again absent, but this time with no phone call. On Tuesday he was found dead in his apartment, where he had been since late Sunday afternoon. the coroner reported that he died of a neural overload, probably due to undue stress. No one thought to make the connection. By Wednesday all 5000 bottles had been sold, and the lab team prepared to make a second batch. They were halfway through the mixing process on Thursday when a man burst into the lab, screaming that they had to stop- something was terribly wrong. In the streets and homes of Lake Como lay 3854 corpses, and in the veins of each and every one flowed Green Riptide. The electrolytes in the drink were too much for the human system to absorb- the energy simply overloaded the brain, frying the consumer alive in a slow and painful death ending days after the first sip. The remaining citizens numbered only a few thousand, and a few can still be found today. They are scattered across the globe in institutions, old folk's homes, and hospitals. The authorities will say that they are delusional, or simply crazy, but the truth is out there. Over four thousand slowly rotting corpses were dumped into the now-tainted waters of Lake Como by Gatorade, and the remaining residents paid off or simply disposed of. Today Lake Como is restricted territory, declared unsafe by government officials paid off by Gatorade- but go for yourself, and see the true face of Green Riptide in the oddly glowing reflections from the lake. Tell everyone you know- Green riptide was a flavor of Gatorade, yes- until it killed all who drank it.

#141187 Pop Point Integrations

Posted by Green Riptide on 18 February 2008 - 11:49 PM in Modifications

For as much as he's added to the forum in the past month or so, cole seems to have received a disproportional amount of flak- almost every comment in everything he's posted has been negative. I'll agree that this doesn't look like the most functional bastard ever, but if nothing else the amount of effort you're putting into this is commendable. I guess if this is what works for you... well, you're just weird, but whatever.

#141181 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 18 February 2008 - 11:25 PM in Nerf Wars

What is the status of UC?

Well, the campus tour guides mention NERF wars as part of campus activities students can take part in :P

#140340 Anonymous Vs. Scientology

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 09:06 PM in Off Topic

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the 'fair game' policy was officially rescinded years ago, even if it is still defacto policy.

What most incriminates Scientology to me is the "Snow White" episode. If the FBI raided Scientology premises and found that there had been a massive espionage effort, why was the entire church not shut down? Why does the average Joe not know that anything even happened? When the leaders of the organization (the Hubbards were incriminated as co-conspirators) are directly involved with the altering, theft of, and burglary of federal records, I'd see that as grounds to erase every trace of the "church"'s existence. At that point it doesn't matter if they are gathered based on a shared belief system- they're a crime syndicate.

Lynx- that's a few too many friends' friend's to take seriously.

#140332 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 08:49 PM in Nerf Wars

Eugh, can't do the 29th. I can do the first (as in saturday the 1st), third and fourth weekends in march, and the first three weekends in April. I can also do the second weekend in May, and then I'm on tour until August 9th.

current arsenal-

presently disassembled guns marked with a ~

~ latest-gen NF with SSPB integration, CPVC'd, handyman spring. Pending further integrations.
~ latest gen firefly. Pending further integrations.
~ latest gen maverick. Pending further integrations.
~ Minimized (lol) Sonci Drive-In SSPB-thing. Waiting to be integrated with the NF.
~ red AT2K waiting to be integrated with the firefly.

two more SSPBs, also probably going on the NF (yes, seriously.)
one stock maverick.
one stock red AT2K.

#140324 Anonymous Vs. Scientology

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 08:37 PM in Off Topic

Honestly, organized religion has done this sort of thing for years, but in the 1300s there was absolutely no chance of an internet-spread revolt. It's almost like The Spanish Inquisition are coming with their lawyer team, and this time we can do something about it.

#140129 What Was Your First Nerf Gun?

Posted by Green Riptide on 14 February 2008 - 01:08 AM in General Nerf

My first NERF dart-firing item was a SSPB-ish thing that came in a kid's meal at Sonic. I've still got two.

#140099 My Ps Experiments

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 10:50 PM in Off Topic

I just realized I hadn't mentioned yet that Captain Slug is actually an anagram of Chuck Norris.
Seriously, Psychonauts, Chibi Bomberman, and Hitchhikers Guide interspersed with ABP5K?
your gallery page fills me with supernatural amounts of glee.

as for myself, I'm still puzzling out Illustrator. The following started as a joke in my english class and was too good to pass up; I had been telling my friends I should make a T-shirt out of it for months when they finally remembered I had already done something similar once and pestered me until I actually did. Pictures of the actual shirt when/if i get them.

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#140095 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 10:37 PM in Off Topic

hahaaa, circular breathing. I can do it, but not with a horn on my face. :(
mad props to anyone who plays didgeridoo.. i mean, how can you not respect that?
Do you do the whole beeswax-ring-seal thing? I think I wouldn't be able to get over that, since personally I scorn any sort of lip-balm type stuff.

Carbon- get yourself some backup singers and you'll basically have it made. It was kind of catchy, but but the similarity and length kind of dulled it down. Some variation in the vocals would help draw attention from the looping in the background- background singers one chorus, none the next, acapella, just mix it up.

#140092 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 10:28 PM in Nerf Wars

Whetstone looks good. I'm not into the idea of paying to play. A junkyard would be amazing but possible teenagers with paintball guns doesn't appeal to me and a junkyard could be dangerous - lots of sharp metal and shit everywhere.

Was Whetstone where you played last time? That's my vote.

Because teenagers with nerf guns are better :(
It should be understood that the 'junkyard' is not actually a junkyard; the park owners just dumped a bunch of 55-gallon drums, old wooden crates, and tires in the area. There are no sharp objects or extreme environmental hazards; the most you can do is trip over a 2x4. I enjoy the nearest woodsball course and the junkyard immensely- the junkyard is overgrown most of the time and is great for ambushes, and the woodsball course doubles as a 'horror-maze' type thing in the fall, so there's plenty of winding plywood-and-tarp constructions to sneak about in.

Hmm. I could probably get away with going to Cinci on the grounds of a 'college visit' over spring break.
Bpso- I'll be at UC on the 18th for one of the aforementioned college visits. Will you be on campus that i could meet up with you, perhaps to buy things?

Lynx, If you're okay to go we should see about carpooling.

No matter what happens I'd probably need to borrow blasters. My current functioning armory (i.e. not dissasembled) consists of 1 (one) maverick. ._.

#139930 Ohno (s)

Posted by Green Riptide on 13 February 2008 - 12:54 PM in Nerf Wars

I probably won't be able to do anything this summer, but April might work. I can't go the 12th, but the week before that is my spring break.

As for location, I nominate Fran Bar Park. That's where my friends and I go for all our paintball escapades. Its easy to find and has two large woodsball courses perfect for CTF, two speedball courses, and a junkyard that'd do very nicely. The fee to play there is 25$ a person if you bring your own crap.

pictures and official site

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#139770 Disk Shot Vs Nite Finder?

Posted by Green Riptide on 12 February 2008 - 05:03 PM in General Nerf

I've recently discovered that minimized Disk shots look amazing, so I may have to get one.... however, NF's are 5$. The choice here is obvious.

#139406 My Ps Experiments

Posted by Green Riptide on 09 February 2008 - 01:00 AM in Off Topic

awesome, carbon. I've barely scratched the surface of the enormous potentials of both AI and PS, so it's encouraging to know that at least someone knows how to work all those toolbars.

#139404 Music

Posted by Green Riptide on 09 February 2008 - 12:52 AM in Off Topic

Time to Say Goodbye

I'd be the one in the green bucket hat towards the end. I should mention this was absolutely the worst we've ever played that song, mostly because of the botched trumpet solo. ._.