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Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz

May 11th, 2007

Ever since J. started working with Audioholics, I have heard Gene’s name thrown around quite a bit. Mostly little offhand comments that made me aware that he was out there. I have never met him or had a conversation with him. J. tells me he is real. But J. also told me that putting Auralex Acoustics wall treatments all over (and I do mean ALL OVER) the wall AND CEILING of our home theatre would make it look cool. (Think crazy-room-padded-cell to get the picture, but that is another rant…)

I noticed this morning that Gene, or someone posing as Gene, commented on the podcast. Gene, to me, is like the Wizard of Oz. Does he really exist? Is it all smoke and mirrors? Is he really out there with he magical geek powers running the show? Or is Clint the man behind the curtain writing reviews and commenting on podcasts in Gene’s name? The jury is still out…

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  1. May 11th, 2007 at 11:09 | #1

    One doesn’t question the Gene. The Gene knows all, sees all, hears all. The Gene can tell you what a speakers sounds like without hearing it. The Gene can sense when a cable is bad by waving his hand over it. The Gene causes purveyors of tweaky gadgets to kneel before him, begging his forgiveness just my entering the room. The mere presence of the Gene dispels AV myths. The Gene is not to be trifled with. And the Gene’s wife just had a baby so the Gene is napping right now.

  2. May 11th, 2007 at 11:39 | #2

    Behold the Gene and tremble before his might!

    Clint DeBoer

  3. May 11th, 2007 at 12:38 | #3

    I think the legend of Gene is BIGGER than Gene himself, hence he likes to maintain a low profile to keep the spirit of his presence alive. And yes Tom was correct about the nap ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. May 12th, 2007 at 07:00 | #4

    I’ve seen a lot in my life. I’ve battled killer bees, fought against rabid teenagers in high school and driving a stick shift car up a 30 degree incline in winter… but I have a healthy fear of The Gene. The Gene can make all manner of things go awry – or he can be your close friend. Be mindful. Make sure The Gene is your friend. Beware of his wrath.

    Beware of The Gene and keep him happy and well rested.

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