Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - AaronTheCabe

General / Re: General Television Thread
July 31, 2015, 06:41:56 PM
I haven't watched tv on actual tv in years. All i have is my computer. if u have internet, you can watch anything, stream anything.

exorcism is a joke, if its not the fox special that came on, like, ten years ago, i don't know what you're talking about. who the fuck cares about that shite. oh you're at or were at the methadone clinic, ok. i take kratom everyday. u deal or you die. or you live a life of quiet misery. whatever happens, you made the decision. i made mine, i fucked up, and sometimes i do right. so shut up and do it.

hashtag toughlove
General / Re: General Television Thread
July 31, 2015, 07:45:57 AM
I am really enjoying Mr. Robot, a new show on USA. BRILLIANT WRITING

The over-arching plot is obviously taken from the 90s brat pack writers, ala Fight Club and American Psycho in particular. I am hoping that that is all misdirection while still borrowing from those sources, if the overall plot is the same, i can deal because: the characterization in this show is just so good. really good. like it reminds me of writing workshop and everything my professors taught is successfully executed here. THe antagonist have both sympathetic and real personas. the characterization far outweigh this overarching plotline. If that plot ends being the derivative one that it appears to be, it is still a great show. and if that plot misdirects and does something unique, then i'd rate it five stars. Just really, realy good writing
General / Re: 50 Favorite Films 2000 - Present
July 11, 2015, 09:03:47 PM
he was saying, "Tennenbaums too cute, sir? you've gone mad!" long before indie films started being particular to cute or quirky. just sayin'

one of my top fav movies of all time, i have watched it too many times to count, though not recently, i tend to get the same amount of pleasure/pain everytime i do see it, whether six months or six years since the last time i saw it.
General / Re: General Television Thread
July 11, 2015, 09:00:11 AM
is Rectify back!?
General / Re: General Television Thread
July 11, 2015, 08:59:47 AM
well i would in no way say the new true detective was awful but by its nature being the second of series it will always bare comparison due to that common title. It just didn't stick with me the way the first did. Both i turned on randomly while doing something else. I haven't finished the first episode yet while the first one I was immensely drawn to it. i will continue to check it out
General / Re: Fizzy water appreciation thread
July 11, 2015, 08:56:30 AM
Quote from: bort on July 10, 2015, 06:15:32 PM
Cran-rasberry La Croix for life. Seriously I go through three 12-packs a week.

this was my favorite until the grapefruit, which is like fresca lite.

Quote from: RankResistance on July 10, 2015, 09:09:34 PM
Where are all these exotic La Croix flavors coming from? The grocery stores in my area have lemon and orange. Pretty sure that's it. Coconut? That's insane!

I have a mini-fridge in my classroom and I like to keep seltzer water and lemons/limes in there and sip it throughout the day to combat my absolutely aggressive coffee consumption.  I like having La Croix in there, but stuff is on the pricey side. But seriously...I can get cranberry and coconut flavors? Whaaaa?

I get mine from Kroger, which is a large supermarket in the south and east coast i believe. I've seen them at health food stores as well. If you live in a populated city like Atlanta, check out stores that sell stuff focused on vegetarian and foreign stuff (often mistaken to be foreign La Croix i think comes from Michigan) but there's a store called Sevananda in atlanta that caters to the organic, healthy crowd and has all sorts of soda waters, or did back when i used to go to the city more
General / Re: General Television Thread
July 10, 2015, 05:49:27 AM
Quote from: BlakeK on June 29, 2015, 04:55:46 PM
This has not been a good week for me and television. Hannibal's 3rd season was just starting to get interesting to me and it was canceled. True Detective started again and it almost seems like a parody of the first season. I haven't watched the 2nd episode yet but after one, I'm not impressed and really not that psyched to watch it.

Maybe True Detective will get better and maybe Netflix will pick up Hannibal for a 4th season. While the audience isn't large, they seem loyal.

felt the same about its first episode. i have such an awesome idea that would have been perfect for the true detective format, replacing the interview sessions with senate committee type testimony. i'm working on a pilot script right now and basically involves Internal Affairs and parallels how IA is often "the bad guy" in practically all tv shows and brings them to the forefront on investigating police shootings. with the michael brown investigations being so pathetically shitty and all the other real life stuff to draw upon i'm able to make interesting points about our current society while still able to tell an interesting story. main character would have flashbacks to his beginnings as a beat cop, rise to detective, the good things and bad  he's done, and the need for IA to be disconnected if not civillian in nature in order to avoid the bias that is inherently there
General / Re: Do you collect anything?
July 10, 2015, 05:41:22 AM
I used to collect things but went through a ghandi/buddhist/eastern philosophy phase and i gave all my possessions away to distinguish my self from the self that associates with the material. while i don't hold to many of those philosophies today, i never got back into things like i had before, like most i inadvertly collect music gear and auxiliary instruments (as dakota calls them, i like to call them jug band ditties) like pan flute, harmonica, kazoos and the like.

Quote from: manmagic on July 07, 2015, 09:39:35 AM
My two main collections are VHS  tapes (people always look at me weird when I say this, but some of them are worth a surprising amount of money) and limited edition posters (mondo, bottleneck, gallery1988 etc). I definitely enjoy a good thrift store/used book sale.

hey dude, i ended up not having doubles of the vinyl pix stuff which was why i hadn't mailed you stuff (you said you didn't really care for cds/tapes if i remember right) BUT i have tons of old vhs stuff sitting in a closet, the remnants from most i actually tossed in the work dumpster so i do have some vhs stuff i could send you, things like director commentary remasterd evil dead one and two, dawn of the dead vhs collectors edition, mostly horror films from my old horror buff days
General / Re: My wife's ex husband is an asshole
July 10, 2015, 05:33:40 AM
i'd like to ask him in a court of law,"what *exactly* is female speech?"
General / Re: Fizzy water appreciation thread
July 10, 2015, 05:30:28 AM
Quote from: momitsnowme on June 30, 2015, 11:16:40 AM
Yeah, we drink a lot of La Croix too! I'm not sure if I've had the cherry lime but it sounds delicious. I love the grapefruit! But the lemon and lime are super refreshing

haven't been on in awhile and saw this and had to say, i am literally sippin' on La Croix grapefruit right now! I love the la croix brand and have successfully used it to decrease my diet soda intake. I've always loved sparkling water and club sodas as it is also the reason i quite drinking liquor. when i used to drink scotch and bourbon i would over do it and wake up so dehydrated i would almost have blisters in my mouth from having no water intake so i started having cocktails like scotch and soda or bourbon soda to get some hydration with itl. eventually, i grew to just love the soda water and when i first stopped drinking i would always drink out my whiskey glass so i could satisfy the physical habits of that problem and it really worked! haven't had a sip of whisky in over a year and i take my la croix to work so when i'm sweating to death in this horrific heat i can chug one and get the satisfaction of a soda and the hydration of water.

basically, its wonderful!
General / Re: anyone doing anything awesome?
June 17, 2015, 07:08:38 PM

i tend to work until exhaustion.

i am exhausted all the fucking time.

i refuse to talk about the cool things i want to do.

I'll show them when i'm done
General / Re: anyone actually see the new mad max?
June 17, 2015, 07:04:30 PM
finished my second watch. fucking amazing. best sequel/reboot ever. the last shot of max. totally feel ya bro. Furiousa made the movie though,  there's nonstop action, a redemptive story arch, commentary on gender roles, and a badass soundtrack.

that is all.
General / Re: +/- Thread
April 21, 2015, 06:10:41 PM
- the sun shines but i don't, the silver rain will wash away, the rain. and you can tell, it's just as well
General / Re: Jazz appreciation month
April 18, 2015, 03:24:39 AM
Jazz is the epitome of a new creation out of multiple cultural heritages. Black white or green or maroon, it doesn't make a difference.
ya i just read that too and came on over to see if this was that show.... sad face
General / Re: Jazz appreciation month
April 07, 2015, 07:45:53 PM
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD SOME BODY FINALLY TALKING ABOUT JAZZ....cough...i mean, ya, sure i know a song or two....

#1 all time favorite, Charles Mingus. Best albums albums "Blues  & Roots" "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" [that one borders on avant garde while still having repeated motifs and prime melodies that are counter pointed to. Mingus is the Mozart of Jazz or Beethoven. Black Saint is like his 5th symphony, if i may use an anology] , Ming Ah Um [great hard bop]

Thelonious Monk, my main man piano machine percussive punching prodigy. but if you must,a collection of his Blue Note years will give you the best idea but depending on the time and era, whether four piece bepop era or larger band hard bop era, the same songs can come out very differently. so is the nature of the beast.

The Sax god and his contempory masters: Coltrane [Giant Steps & Blue Train], Eric Dolphy, Sonny Rollins, and of course the man who started it all, BIRD [CHARLIE PARKER]

Early Bepop that is good but not quite on the level of these masters: Miles Davis [played on a great many of the records above, his personal music is essential bepop and cool jazz from a mainstream point of view], Art Blakey and the jazz messengers, Dizzy Gillispie [what Bird was to Coltrane on sax Dizzy was to Miles on trumpet, the less known and older essensial bepop trumpeter] and DUke Ellington of course, you don't get more New Orleans' jazz beginnings than that [though i think he was born and lived his early life in Chicago].

COOL JAZZ / WEST COAST JAZZ: i only know one that really stuck with me, beginning with his very popular "Take 5" is Dave Brubeck. One of the best composers of irregular rhythm patterns and odd time signatures, his music manages to be relaxed while syncopated, odd but also somehow even. Hence, its my favorite song by him was recently made a little more popular due to having been in Silver Linings Playbook. I literally [ever so slightly] jumped out of my seat when i heard "Unsquare Dance" come on. if you hear one Brubeck tune, let it be this one.

Post 60s I am unfamiliar with other than Weather Report and Fusion artist like Zappa and then the big band and bepop revival [90's big band revival and 2000s Bepop revival, although the bepop revival is more just the internet spotlightning the same number of artist that were around before the internet, not really a revival though]

hope this helps, thanks for being the person who asked, i have been wanting to share this info on pix board for EVER. I made a jazz thread five or so years ago and i think after two or three all agreed with me on mingus and that was kinda it.
General / Re: General Movie Thread
March 26, 2015, 06:44:56 PM
Calvary (2014)

5/5. Here's the preview: its a horrible preview in that it does not represent the movie as it should. Its not a comedy and is exceedingly British/Irish (its an Irish film but as i'm about to refer to british comedy which contains the same kind of humor and drama and the like and more people are familiar with British stuff in general) the comedy is an underscore during very serious topics, often linguistic and witty retort upon another. the drama is treated nonchalantly but very much more than just on the surface of the film. very real characters. very true to life, in most ways.

Highly recommended Here's link to torrent, i'll be seeding for two days:
General / Re: +/- Thread
March 18, 2015, 11:27:50 AM
-----fuck uhaul. they can keep their 40K/year, which really ain't a lot in retrospect, cause it ain't worth wanting to shoot myself or slit my wrist for.

+/- i'm getting a student loan and finishing my 5 remaining Georgia State classes, three fucking electives and two spanish classes.

then i'm looking to move to asheville too, it's been my goal to move their for 4 years now. GSU is notorious for having undergrad creative writing classes of Grad. student quality, i might see if possible to teach creative writing at a community college or something, if possible without grad degree. or maybe even go to grad school, teaching at the school basic english classes or such.

the more i go on the more i see that thinking i can talk to non academic people about things i'm interested in just isn't viable. and that philosophy is so contrary to what i wanted for myself and others but goddamn life is shit and so are half the people around
General / Re: General Movie Thread
March 18, 2015, 11:20:47 AM
Quote from: Phitney on March 16, 2015, 06:48:06 AM
I saw Chappie this weekend! I laughed and cried, and I don't cry often at movies. The Die Antwoord soundtrack was great especially since the folks from the band were in the movie and didn't seem to listen to anything other than their own music. 4/5

if still in theater i'm going to see it by myuself this saturday. i refuse to torrent cause i love this director
General / Re: General Movie Thread
March 18, 2015, 11:19:19 AM
Quote from: BlakeK on March 18, 2015, 07:15:07 AM
Rewatched Tropic Thunder this week. I love that movie. Robert Downey Jr is great in TT and I think he would have won the Oscar for which he was nominated if Heath Ledger wouldn't have been so fucking great in the Dark Knight. If you like Tropic Thunder, it's worth buying for the commentary. Robert Downey Jr stays in character throughout and is pretty funny and often mean to Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Tom Cruise was even funny as hell in his role.

Tropic Thunder: A
Robocop (original): A
Collision: B- This is a movie about Christopher Hitchens and pastor Douglas Wilson debating the existence of god. I like Christopher Hitchens a lot and Wilson has good intentions and seems more open minded than a lot of people I've seen Hitchens debate.

ben stiller makes good movies but he's such an asshole uptight full of himself piece of shit
just bought it and sent to brother as gift. i like that you can do that on bandcamp.

price was weird, i put in $5, and it said 3.94 and then i figured out that was in CAD but then said 4.04 at the end of checkout soooo i hope bandcamp isn't skimming off the top.

supporting the diy community is one of the few joys i have left in life. Keep making music brother.
General / Re: +/- Thread
March 12, 2015, 01:09:02 PM
+/-I am werewolf
Changes are in the mirror
A sane man in a madhouse sits in the bookshelf unopened
Words written past tense, all known
A thousand hands decapitated
Words written, unknown. Ken?
Why does the preacher have fear in his eyes...
I write tongues
I write tongues
I refuse to do so in threes.

General / Re: Pet peeves thread
March 11, 2015, 05:00:03 PM
you're probably right i'm very tired and probably overreacting and misunderstanding some things. its all good, sorry fpr the anger. i don't know why i got all angry and stuff. gonna chill watch some british comedy and go to bed (5 am wake up for work ) g'night
General / Re: Pet peeves thread
March 11, 2015, 04:53:13 PM
Quote from: jer on March 11, 2015, 04:49:25 PM
i didn't see the edit before i replied -- but to quickly address it --I don't think the assumption that every single language quirk will eventually evolve to the accepted standard is a valuable assumption to make any time you see or hear something.

for gods sake i don't! i was making a comment on how its not idiotic ***FOR PEOPLE**** that all, not htat the phrase itself could be a dialect. that PEOPLE USING IT is not idiotic.   cause i had never heard of fucking doge meme .  iwas never talking about doge for fucks sake!
General / Re: Pet peeves thread
March 11, 2015, 04:42:57 PM
probably not but majority linguist agree with me. i was simply, finally, getting to put my minor in applied linguistics to use and maybe i shouldn't assume people are as familiar with linguistic theory as i am, thought i tried to express how i wasn't saying you were any of those things. i'm just trying to say what linguist think and it blew up and seemed like you were insulting my intelligence and you considered my line of thought as pathetic and insultive when nearly all of academia linguist think like i do on the matter (as i learned it from them)

edit: quick example, lets say hypoethtically doge speak just kept growing more and more cause people loved it and continued to grow for 100 years. by the end of that 100 years the very idea of it being doge speak would be forgotten and inane, it would simply be what t is. in essence, and simplified, *this is how all slang/dialect/ colloquial dialect is born*