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I read in the Javaranch FAQ about the Sheriff Marc Weber and how he is the inventor of the weber grill. Is this really true? He must be like a bajjilionaire whats he doing bartending here? I've never known anyone like this. Where can we find out more about him?
 
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Sorry to disappoint you, but the Weber Grill was invented by George Stephen, Sr.
When one is inducted as a bartender/sheriff/moderator/etc. an entry is created on the Staff Page with the understanding that if one does not fill out his entry, it will be filled out for him. The Weber, Marc entry has been kept as a warning to others to be prompt. Speaking of which, I see some of our new staff have neglected to provide the requested information. . .
 
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Well I will admit I am a bit disappointed that he wasn't. I was kinda hoping that we could get advice and pearls of wisdom or general feedback about his experience in the grill industry and more importantly what I need to do to be just like him. I was looking forward to having a Q&A session and learn as much as I can from him, any advice or constructive criticism would've been greatly appreciated, but I also understand that you had an obligation to break this to me. Thank you anyway.

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Marc is a pretty cool guy. I'm sure he'd give you advice if you asked for it - go ahead and post your questions here.

although, since this is MD, the answers may be completely unrelated to your question.
 
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Indeed. The fact that marc is not the inventor of the Weber grill should not keep you from asking him questions about the invention of the Weber grill. I suspect he would be more than happy to answer any and all questions on this topic. Not that the answers would be correct, mind you.
 
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what I need to do to be just like him.


I suspect that marc can be induced to certify that anyone is just like him, provided that the transfer of large amounts of money is involved.
 
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Originally posted by Arvind Mahendra:

....to do to be just like him.



If you try to be Marc, you would no more be Arvind Mahendra. Marc is Marc, and even George Stephen can't be him. Wouldn't be a surprise if Stephen was bartending here.
 
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Actually, Marc Weber grills using the heat of the tubes in his guitar amplifier
 
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Dear Mr. Mahendra,

Thank you for your interest in Weber grills and JavaRanch FAQs.

As described in the link provided by Mr. Ess, the grill prototype was fashioned from a metal buoy manufactured by Weber Brothers Metal Works. Coincidentally, I have the first 3 seasons of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea on DVD. Aside from that, there is little connection. However, I am in a position to sell you a new grill at a fraction of the retail price. That fraction is roughly 7/2.

Note that I am also not the doctor, Marc Weber, although I used to get some of his mail (including a love letter from a hospital receptionist ).

Pictured below is a rare Windsor STR-207 transistor radio.



The unusual grill on this model was likely used on the original communicator props built by Wah Ming Chang for the classic Star Trek series. This was the small "microphone/speaker" to the left of the knobs (wheel hubs from Aurora slot racing cars)...



If you still want to be just like me, I recommend obsessing over details like these, then using your knowledge of original Star Trek props to impress women on first dates.

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All Marcs here are great inventors.

I invented the WABAC Machine
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
...using your knowledge of original Star Trek props to impress women on first dates...


Mentioning that you just spent $60 for a used Nick Lowe CD is also likely to get a reaction.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:

Mentioning that you just spent $60 for a used Nick Lowe CD is also likely to get a reaction.



Nick Lowe played our outdoor "Spring Fling" concert/happening at Wesleyan University back in '84 (or '85, maybe?) It was... awesome. Just me and a bunch of other hippies dancing on a grassy hill, not a care in the world. Those were the days, man. Those were the days.
 
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Originally posted by marc weber:
This was the small "microphone/speaker" to the left of the knobs (wheel hubs from Aurora slot racing cars)...



Those "knobs" look a lot like RCA jacks, used in mid-1950s HiFi build by returning GIs who completed their coursed in Electrical Engineering paid for by the GI bill.

Proper Aurora slot cars were HO gauge. See:
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
The fact that marc is not the inventor of the Weber grill should not keep you from asking him questions about the invention of the Weber grill. I suspect he would be more than happy to answer any and all questions on this topic.

Okay. marc, which is faster, the Weber grill or the Lynx grill. One of my PHP friends told me that Lynx was faster because it was character-based.
 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
... Those "knobs" look a lot like RCA jacks...


They're a bit smaller than RCA jacks. The diameter of the "knobs" at the top is only about 5/32".

The parts are chromed plastic from Aurora's HO-gauge Vibrator series. There were 7 variations, 3 of which have been identified in authentic Chang communicators. (Some of these were used on Aurora's later ThunderJet series.)

 
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Originally posted by Paul Clapham:
Okay. marc, which is faster, the Weber grill or the Lynx grill. One of my PHP friends told me that Lynx was faster because it was character-based.


Slow grilling is often preferable, which is why Weber grills still use punch cards.

"Taste the meat -- not the heat."
 
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Anybody ever eaten here?
 
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Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
...Nick Lowe played our outdoor "Spring Fling" concert/happening at Wesleyan University back in '84 (or '85, maybe?) It was... awesome. Just me and a bunch of other hippies dancing on a grassy hill, not a care in the world. Those were the days, man. Those were the days.


Nick Lowe...

I was introduced to Nick Lowe in '81 or '82 when he opened for The Cars. I really liked his bright, chorused guitar sound, the catchy hooks of his songs, the unique way his accent came through... And how relaxed he seemed on stage. I bought Pure Pop for Now People the next day, and quickly acquired the Nickname "Nick" in high school.

I heard that he was in a previous band called Brinsley Schwarz, but all I could find by them at the time was an import of Nervous on the Road, which I assumed was all they had released. I only recently discovered the extent of their late-60's and early-70's catalog. I also knew of the Rockpile album with Dave Edmunds, but I didn't realize that band was more than a one-off project whose official releases were hampered by Edmunds and Lowe being signed to different labels. Anyway, all of that prior experience (not to mention being a house producer for Stiff Records) explains how Nick came through with such a strong "debut" album!

I kind of stopped following him after his "Cowboy Outfit" release in '84. But I recently heard him interviewed on NPR, talking about his new release, At My Age. I bought the CD, and was really impressed by how his music has "matured" (although I still prefer his early work). So that re-sparked my obsession, and I began filling in the gaps in my Nick Lowe collection. Pure Pop... was just re-issued as an expanded 30th-anniversary edition under the original Jesus of Cool title. Fortunately, I bought CDs of Labour of Lust, Nick the Nife, and The Abominable Showman when they were in print, because these -- along with Cowboy Outfit, The Rose of England, and Pinker and Prouder than Previous -- are now hard to find on CD at reasonable prices.

So it was Cowboy Outfit that I paid $60 for. (Hey, the song, "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" is worth that.)

Anyway... Nick's old Brinsley Schwarz song, "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" -- which was also a hit for Elvis Costello -- was covered by Curtis Stigers on the hugely successful soundtrack for The Bodyguard. It's kind of ironic after all the work he's done, but royalties from that soundtrack are reportedly what finally made Nick rich in the early 90's. It's cool that he's still working so hard, recording and performing, but he's obviously always loved doing that.
 
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Ok so he majored in Mathematics and minored in Chemistry and did some studio art(I think its erotic sketches) so he's clearly a genius. As stated earlier I want to become cool like him or become as much like him as possible. So I am deciding I am going to start by learning guitar first. I am also thinking of joining a martial art course later. I want to learn the guitar first, because If I start fighting first and accidentally take a blow to my head(bound to happen.....since i'm very clumsy) I might lose some of my cognitive abilities due to the trauma so it would be alot harder for me to learn a musical instrument after that. Is this is a good plan?

I am always low on energy so I am also thinking about running for 10-15 mins every other day(mostly Saturday and sunday) to build up more stamina and also getting some herbal sleeping pills or something so that I can sleep fewer hours but experience a more quality sleep when I do. If I can cut down on sleep and at the same time increase my alertness during the day with some other kind of supplements I can do alot more. Anybody have any recommendations for how to "hack" my body to this end?
 
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Actually, he is a Formula 1 driver, driving for Red Bull.
 
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That's "Mark Webber," who misspells both his first and last names.

"Marc Weber" is a Swiss hockey player.
 
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If I am not mistaken, marc weber is actually Chuck Norris' alias. Right?
 
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I am going to take singing classes. I wanted to learn guitar but I was being advised to go with piano because I can't sing that well. Deep down inside I think I realy really like the piano. But because I have to learn Guitar I have decided that it'll be much more rewarding if I can sing well while playing. And I'm going to go with electric like marc suggested in another thread after my singing lessons. Maybe one day i will have a collection of electric guitars like him.
 
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Well, I can't sing very well. Nor can I play the piano. (I have a Roland Juno-106 keyboard that I mess around with, but I can't really play it. I would love a Fender Rhodes. Maybe that would inspire me to learn...)
 
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marc weber wrote:Well, I can't sing very well. Nor can I play the piano. (I have a Roland Juno-106 keyboard that I mess around with, but I can't really play it. I would love a Fender Rhodes. Maybe that would inspire me to learn...)


Piano is not important. Please don't add another skill that I will then be tempted to have to learn also. What kind of singer are you. I'm a Baritone.
 
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I'm not sure. My range is very limited, but somewhere in the neighborhood of Mark Knopfler's (maybe a bit lower). It's best when I stick to lead guitar and don't open my mouth.
 
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Ok how do I develop a sense of humor like you? What and how do you make something funny? Is it an art, a science? is there a method to being funny? any books or classes you recommend? Any input is welcome because this is important as it will also help me get laid in the long run.
 
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