It's appalling to see how people always crack jokes at Metallica's expense.
This is neither the time nor place to just throw them under the bus. That was in 1986.
For some reason, this reminds me of the first time I saw Sublime. At the beginning, I thought they were really good and understood the hype. By the half-way point the thought became, "OK, if the singer/guitarist can survive the heroin addiction, they'll be huge." Nowell died before their next show.
This one is both funny and infuriating.
I am picturing you continuing to XC ski but bindings are broken and you just sort of skid through the snow in your shoes. Neighbors cry.I took up XC skiing a while back. It's less expensive than downhill skiing but still too rich a hobby for my income bracket. But I bought a pair of heavily used skis, found two very different skipoles in a dumpster, and bought a used pair of skiboots that lasted me 3 years (2 of which they were already starting to fall apart). I don't see how people can drop that kind of money on gear that they will use maybe 3 months a year when there is snow on the ground but it's not so cold that you freeze to death in 18 minutes.