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General / Re: presidential election predictions
March 03, 2016, 08:36:05 AM
Like, what if Mitt Romney decides to throw his hat in the ring this time?  gross. 

edit:  a candidate technically has until August to submit their paperwork.

edit II: it is like asking your parents for something you know they won't buy you, like a pony, so that it softens the blow for what you actually want, like a skateboard. 

I'm so smart I should be a pundit. 
I really enjoy turntablism. Like Q-bert, or even experimental folks like Christian Marclay.  I'm fascinated by the use of a playback device as an instrument.  It is like hacking and jazz. 

I also like FRNTRNNR, but i think it is because they are such failures at self-promotion and anything that has to do with being a band. I mean, their music sounds good under water and that's about it.
General / Re: presidential election predictions
March 02, 2016, 03:27:03 PM
I have a creeping fear that the republican party has a secret candidate in the wings that is full of less bullshit than Trump and that they are just waiting for the democrats to fall asleep.
That is rad!  I had no idea that she was working in that field.
General / Rory - kalamazoo last night
February 21, 2016, 05:46:02 AM
Hey Rory. 

Sorry to hear what your town went through last night.  it didn't sound like places that you would frequent, but I still hope you are ok.  my sympathy goes out to your community.

Edited to add a link.
General / Re: What's currently stuck in your head
February 10, 2016, 04:34:12 AM
Quote from: skateandannoy on February 09, 2016, 07:34:26 PM
My boss telling me her dog doesn't like her career.
My new academic advisor brings her dog to work. Its pretty fun to pet a dog while planning out my semester.

Currently stuck in my head is the examination of what it means to adjust my career track into supporting the things i love about life, instead of only working for the organizations that pay me the most.
General / Re: favorite black flag era
February 03, 2016, 10:10:13 AM

Damaged is my go-to Black Flag album.  Favorite tracks are Rise Above, Gimmie, and Damaged 1.
I like how it sounds raw, unpolished and somehow empowering.  I think this is sort of pre-Rollins injection of violent misery.  I definitely respect Rollins development into spoken word and stuff, but it all reminds me of a worse time in my life. So I tend to hang on Damaged or even First Four Years.
I don't remember what year, but a few PIX bands/musicians were still pretty active posters on the board when i joined.  There always seemed to be lots of arguing about what it means to do the right thing, and a poster named mahlon seemed to be board shit-starter of that period but seemed bent on turfing out.

and then all you jerks showed up and ruined everything. 
General / Re: great doc on one man dark metal bands
December 16, 2015, 08:18:05 PM
I watched the whole doc after you posted it, but i didn't have much previous experience with the artists.  I liked that one of the folks seemed to have a couple dozen releases, but would never play a show.   
check youtube and see if any shoppers caught it on their phone.
General / Re: General Television Thread
September 08, 2015, 01:47:04 PM
Humans 2015 was ok.  I didn't really think the last two episodes were all that interesting, but the first 4 were addicting.

Orphan Black is ok.  I got bored around episode 8 though and I haven't picked it back up.

Fear the Walking Dead's first two episodes were good, and I await the third. 

I hear Ascension is good, but I can't find it anywhere.
General / Re: Did any of you ever journal?
September 08, 2015, 01:43:09 PM
Quote from: momitsnowme on September 07, 2015, 08:24:39 PM
You guys! Check out! I just learned about it and it looks awesome.

ha.  The Artist's Way is how my therapist encouraged me to begin seriously journaling.  I still follow the 3-page freewrite rule, and it is really the easiest method to purge the bad feels and keep the habit up. 

.edit:  I just saw the cool data visualization on 750words... that is pretty cool.  I'm not sure how comfortable I feel journaling into the internet though.
General / Re: huh??
September 04, 2015, 02:08:15 PM
also, Miami seems like a horrible place.
General / Re: huh??
September 04, 2015, 02:06:55 PM
Don't click on it, Ryan. You'll only make it worse.

Nah, I don't mind Brooke Candy so much.  I remember checking her out after that Grimes video a few years ago.  At least she's got a feminist slant.

The wonky blow dude is kinda scary though.  Not sure he'd be much of a conversationalist or fun to party with.
General / Re: Did any of you ever journal?
September 02, 2015, 10:19:31 AM
Quote from: rory on September 02, 2015, 06:52:05 AM
it's all "sorry I don't write anymore idk what happened" for a span of like 3 years. Then writing about something big that is changing my life. Then just vanishing. I wish I had more continuity. But I guess at least there's a spark of a skill set for working it out on paper there.

Oh yeah.  Mine gets like that sometimes too. 

I rarely re-read mine anymore, though.  I just use it so that I can stop having repetitive thoughts roll around in my head.  I liken it to Dumbledore's Pensieve and my head just being too full.
General / Re: Did any of you ever journal?
September 02, 2015, 05:54:56 AM
I've probably written a journal entry within the last year.  I normally pick it up when I'm really trying to process my emotional response to whaterve
General / Re: this donald trump things a joke, right?
August 28, 2015, 05:45:52 PM
yeah... i have a co-worker who loves how "charismatic" Trump is, and how he says what's on his mind and that voters like that he's upsetting the status quo.
General / Re: I miss arguing on the pix board
August 17, 2015, 02:03:50 PM
General / Re: +/- Thread
July 23, 2015, 09:39:39 AM
-boss wants me to only take one class instead of two because he is concerned that it is interfering with my work.
-I am paid 20% fewer dollars than anyone else on my team and I produce more than any of them.

+I am still pretty awesome at life even if everyone around me is stupid.
+I just got back from Seattle and it was really fun.
General / Re: Pet peeves thread
July 08, 2015, 08:28:04 AM

I think most of my pet peeves are related to working in a cube farm.  The buzz words, the dongles, the personalized, full-volume ringtones. There is something about the silence of my particular office that adds to the agitation of other sounds.

the reason I was inspired to post today was someone stirring tea behind me. The sound of the tinkling
metal spoon reminding me of another person who scrapes the inside of a plastic yogurt container for what seems like forever. Wouldn't bother me at brunch, but put it in a open office where no one talks and white noise is piped in from the ceiling to mask the fact that you work in a carpeted pole-barn, and it totally becomes the fucking matrix.

So I think my main pet peeve is silent corporate cubical farm environments. 

Also, working in propaganda is a pet peeve.  I'm realizing that everyone I work with went to some form of creatively focused school, like art school, film school, writing school and we all essentially get paid to create mild propaganda.  We call it communications, but it isn't really about communicating anything other than propaganda. 

Did you know that the words "Public Relations" only exist because the word "Propaganda" had garnered negative connotations? Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, came up with it post world war I in order to use propaganda on people during peacetimes.

fuckin' dongles and explainer videos, y'all.

Alright Lindsey, you can finish whatever it was you were saying.
General / Re: Pet peeves thread
June 03, 2015, 09:02:16 AM
I hate dongles for software. 

My office just bought a new Black Magic cinema camera and its software requires a dongle.  So anytime anyone wants to use the software we have to make sure someone else isn't using the software. 

I understand protecting all the R&D that a company puts into something, but dongles feel like they punish the legal consumer. 
General / Re: anyone actually see the new mad max?
June 01, 2015, 02:19:12 PM
I didn't like it.  I felt like it was more cartoonish than the previous films, but maybe that's just my nostalgia talking. 

The previous films made the world seem huge and desolate and gritty, where this one the world seemed really small and very populated and mythical.

I really liked the slow opening though... I just wanted more of that. 
You don't have to think about meds like, "OK, now I am on pills for the rest of my life." Sometimes it's healthy to have a little medicated vacation to help you get a footing. (although, follow doctor's orders, 'cause some of that stuff needs tapering/weaning)

Does seeing a therapist appeal to you, at all?  They can really help you find coping mechanisms, as well as help figure out what drug works best for you and whether you need something for long-term/daily use, or short-term/occasional use.

I know a lot of them are willing to work on a sliding scale, and there even might be some available for free through local gov't for low income. 

Also, I can't push journalizing enough on people, but that's just because it helped/helps me.  I would freewrite my heart out onto a couple pages of a notebook, and then rip the pages out and burn them(or soak them under water when fire was a bad idea).  I had a lot of PTSD/anxiety/whatever stuff that would keep repeating itself in my head and this was a good way to slow it down and process it somewhat. 

I hope I don't sound preachy or anything.  I had a really hard time a while back and I get sympathy pains when I hear about other people going through shit, and I just want to offer help.