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General / Re: My Top 50 Horror Films From 2000 to Present
September 25, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
50.  The Wicker Man
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37.  Drag Me to Hell
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28.  Cabin Fever
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21.  House of the Devil
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General / Re: Hey IMAWRAETHTHU
September 16, 2014, 07:07:52 PM
Quote from: Anna Karina on September 16, 2014, 06:15:12 PM
Quote from: Rapture Ready Blowhard on September 16, 2014, 05:53:01 PM
Room 237 is a great movie if you approach it the right way--
Yeah, by never watching it.

...says the guy who doesn't like our generation's greatest dramatic actor, Nicolas Cage.
General / Re: Hey IMAWRAETHTHU
September 16, 2014, 05:53:01 PM
Room 237 is a great movie if you approach it the right way-- if you take it too seriously it's obviously nonsense, and if you want to take it ironically it isn't funny, but it's a really terrific mood piece in a way.  It's sometimes just nice to watch, relax, and soak in another person's weird, obsessive beliefs.

I wrote a letter to Dr. Gene Ray years ago where I asked the wisest human himself what I could do to combat the educated-stupid ONE-ists who deny the four simultaneous days within a rotation of the earth.  Unfortunately, he never replied.
General / Re: Hey IMAWRAETHTHU
September 15, 2014, 05:21:11 PM
Wow, I've actually discovered some hip-hop I like less than Macklemore.
General / Re: share your favorite childrens books
September 10, 2014, 06:51:36 PM

I was a pretty dumb kid.
I close my eyes.

I also lightly tremble uncontrollably, even though I'm not consciously scared of anything.  I have never in my life been to a dentist appointment where the hygienist hasn't asked me if I'm going to be okay.  It's super embarrassing.
General / Re: scorcese directing Ramones biopic
August 31, 2014, 04:31:13 AM
The best thing that could happen to this trainwreck would be if Marky Ramone played Joey and he slipped in a lot of product placements for his pasta sauce and ice cream.
General / Re: +/- Thread
August 27, 2014, 04:56:48 AM
Quote from: dakotafloyd on August 26, 2014, 09:12:44 PM
+ Started the first stages of student teaching today!  I'm in a fifth grade joint Language Arts / Social Studies classroom.
- It's 25 miles from my house, and sometimes I have to go there straight from an overnight shift at work.

That's rough.  I worked a night shift at a hotel when I was in grad school, and one semester had to go from my job to six hours of classes (two classes, each of which were three hours long.)  Good luck!

Personally, I think even the looters have been getting a bad rap and this Jacobin piece does a good job at explaining why.
Quote from: jer on August 19, 2014, 03:31:06 PM
I'm on the fence with you here. Ancient Egypt wasn't exactly an oppressed culture though, right? (or am I crazy-mistaken?)   Wouldn't this be similar to like wearing to togas or some shit? Although associated with stupid frat boy culture, I wouldn't say it's appropriative of greek/roman culture.

I think you're right that ancient Egypt wasn't really oppressed externally, but then again, neither was the Triple Alliance/"Aztec" Empire in Mesoamerica.  Indeed, both imperial entities were oppressors of their neighbors.

Having said that, I do think it's kind of lousy for US Americans to appropriate certain ancient cultures.  Just as most of us would recognize that traditional Mesoamerican costumes would be appropriation even though the Triple Alliance was once a powerful empire, the fact that Egypt has since been colonized (by the Ottomans, the English, the French, the Greeks/Macedonians, etc.) and currently lives under the heel of a US-backed military dictatorship would make me personally a bit cagey to wear an outfit that caricatures Egyptians, even ancient ones.  This is probably all the more true when you consider that the average white American thinks of only two images when they hear of Egypt-- Pharoahs and religious extremists.  I'd advise against playing to either stereotype.

I'm open to other opinions on this, though.
General / Re: depression thread
August 12, 2014, 01:35:52 PM
I've been feeling weird and depressed too.  I think part of it is that I'm on the job hunt again and that always makes me feel anxious and inadequate, and part of it is just a (sort of well-founded) feeling that my life is passing me by and that I'm basically treading water in a place that I don't particularly care for.

Hope you feel better, dude.
General / Re: +/- Thread
August 04, 2014, 05:13:01 AM
+  I'm starting on the job hunt again (my supervisors at work are super supportive, by the way), and for a while it was slim pickings, but in the past couple of weeks I've been finding and applying to about five jobs a week or more.  Most of them are things I'm actually qualified to do, and I'd like to hope I have enough experience that I would at least be considered for them.  I'm trying not to get my hopes up, but I'm pretty excited.
General / Re: what do you want out of life?
August 04, 2014, 05:09:53 AM
QuoteFull communism. No more, no less.

Same here, but failing that: I want to work doing something to serve the people, and I want to make a living wage doing it.  I want to live in a city again where there are friendly, down-to-earth weirdos similar to me.
I guess this was when I was in the 7th grade?  Because my family moved across the county one year and redistricting another, I went to a different middle school every year from sixth through eighth grade.  I was super into band class, but the program at my 6th grade school sucked, and the music program at my 7th grade school was the best in the county; I went from being last chair to first in the low brass section in the course of a year.  Besides that, life sucked.  I was depressed all the time, didn't listen to rock music, was super into going to church, and some of my classmates knew me as "the kid who never smiles."  I think by the end of 8th grade some of the other band geeks were getting into punk and so was I, and I started to really make friends, question religion, and read more challenging stuff.
General / Re: New Weird Al Videos
July 18, 2014, 07:30:45 PM
Foil was my favorite, by far.  Strangely enough, Weird Al was one of the first secular artists I started to listen to.  I grew out of it and pretty much forgot about him for years, until I met one of my best friends in college who describes his discovery of Weird Al as almost life changing.  I can't even remember how many times the two of us watched UHF, but it never got old.
General / Re: Bright eyes not a rapist
July 14, 2014, 03:01:26 PM
It is entirely possible that she lied and her confession to that is true.

However, a celebrity of sorts is suing her for more than a million dollars, and his lawyers might have convinced her to recant as part of some settlement.  I have no way of knowing which of these scenarios is true, but I think the latter should at least be acknowledged as a possibility.

I will also continue not to listen to his music.
General / Re: +/- Thread
July 12, 2014, 08:15:14 PM
-  EDIT: was sad and angry last night.  I drank some alcohol, and wound up sadder and angrier.  Funny how that works.
General / Re: I can draw you some shit.
July 07, 2014, 12:10:28 PM
I can vouch for Nate's talent at drawing even the most ridiculous things.  Dude is solid.
General / Re: Plan-It-X Soda Thread
July 06, 2014, 12:02:03 PM
I very seldom drink soda anymore (cutting down is probably the best thing I've ever done for my health), but once or twice a month I'll get a Cheerwine or a Tamarindo Jarritos.

There's a root beer from Northern Virginia called Dominion that I used to love but I haven't found any in my current city yet.
Chumped and Cayetana are in frequent rotation for me.
General / Re: Naked Juice Refund
July 06, 2014, 10:40:21 AM
Some banks cash checks for non-members, but many don't.  You can call a couple of banks that are convenient to you to see if they do.  There are also seedy check-cashing businesses and some liquor stores that do it, but they charge a fee.
Quote from: AaronTheCabe on July 05, 2014, 06:50:51 PM
211 Steel Reserve...
that is all

My friends and I drank Steel Reserve almost constantly when we were young (we even celebrated "Steel Reserve Day" on February 11th).  I visited one of these dudes about two years ago and we tried to share a forty for old times' sake and we couldn't make it past a few sips.
General / Re: Naked Juice Refund
July 05, 2014, 01:02:47 PM
8.57.  Livin' large, y'all.
General / Re: Music for the 4th of July.
July 02, 2014, 08:05:07 PM
In addition to "Some Gave All", "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", and "Have You Forgotten?":