The Grolsch Beer Guitar Strap Lock

When learning to play the guitar for the first time, it is crucial that one not break the guitar. One of the easiest way to break your guitar while learning to play it (or anytime afterward) is to simply drop it. Dropping the guitar can cause incalculable damage which might render the guitar beyond repair. Be prepared as a bottle of Grolsch beer pops to the rescue.

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The Commercial Ringing Phone Syndrome

In 2006, the New York Times confirmed an annoying niggle that was driving me batty:  Songs were being created with cellular phone ringtones intermittently interwoven in the background of the music to encourage your ear to listen to the unfamiliar song with a dedicated, if cryptic, authenticity.

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Is Freedom Wrung from Five and Fourteen?

Amendment 5 – Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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