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by Clumpy
Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Hardest Piano Piece
Replies: 48
Views: 43827

Re: Hardest Piano Piece

Hmmm, the third movement of the moonlight sonata is hard but probably not impossibly so. Something played at speed isn't necessarily hard. I'd say Chopin's Fantasy Improptu was probably harder. As for most difficult pieces... impossible to say, but I'll add to the list Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No...
by Clumpy
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Community
Replies: 188
Views: 102730

Re: Community

Gotta say, the new episodes are getting a little too farc-y. It's almost like they ran out of character comedy too early and had to escalate things. And the show is making the big mistake Family Guy did - by making one previously "good" character so horrible that the show doesn't have a ba...
by Clumpy
Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:09 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 59554

Re: Radiothread

I feel like such a moron. When I originally got into Radiohead, I downloaded their albums and burned them to mp3 discs, then ripped them years later to my PC. The copies in my iTunes library up until yesterday were based on data which had been burned, copied three, four times at 128kbps or lower. I ...
by Clumpy
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

I had trouble with Pandora as well. A few months ago I was trying to put together a good bread-and-butter thrash station, starting with Metallica radio and trying to work the other 80's thrash groups into it, and I finally just had to give up - no, I don't want to hear Paradise City. I finally just ...
by Clumpy
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:34 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Balancing meals and diet
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Re: Balancing meals and diet

Thanks :). Protein may be a big part of this - I've also started exercising, which I should have mentioned - so I'm trying to pinpoint what a good amount of protein to take with exercise may be. I drank a protein powder shake earlier with some ground flax seeds and felt much better after a little wh...
by Clumpy
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Balancing meals and diet
Replies: 13
Views: 2790

Balancing meals and diet

Over the last few months, I've kind of crashed. Even after stabilizing bedtimes and the like, and trying to eat basically the right things, I can barely get up in the morning. I'll go to bed at midnight, set the alarm for 8:30 and reset it three times until I'm crawling out of bed at noon. I usually...
by Clumpy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

I think that much of the black metal subgenre lashes out at technology, any sort of social aspect to the music and production as things which are too refined and not conducive to the dark, oppressive nature of this kind of music. Peste Noire is a good example of taking this attitude to its Luddite, ...
by Clumpy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: How would you make money off your superpower?
Replies: 31
Views: 11086

Re: How would you make money off your superpower?

Save people with my power, then do endorsements, the way freaking Peter Parker should have.
by Clumpy
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Screaming in Music
Replies: 34
Views: 6917

Re: Screaming in Music

Just for the record, it usually sounds like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAL0tikLL64#t=2m38s I'm really opposed to screamo and hardcore music for the most part, and most of these screams really sound the same. If anything they seem to me like an attempt to add an edge to a song which is usua...
by Clumpy
Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 42591

Re: Inception

Zohar wrote:The last shot is meant to be ambivalent and possible to interpret from both points of view. It certainly looks like it's about to topple, but it could possibly have righted itself back.


I don't necessarily believe what I typed above. I just thought it was funny to state it so strongly.
by Clumpy
Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Conception
Replies: 371
Views: 42591

Re: Inception

So, is it just me or (no spoilers since it's page 3) was Cobb's wife RIGHT about still being in a dream and STILL ALIVE at the end of the film and he didn't join her in reality by jumping? This is substantiated by the still-spinning top at the end and after the sedation test. He "incept...
by Clumpy
Wed May 26, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Alan Wake
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: Alan Wake

I'm seriously not trolling here - is this game really interactive and clever and skill-based, or is it mostly driven forward by scripting and context-sensitive actions where you just kind of watch stuff happen?
by Clumpy
Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good book on Dadaism?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Re: Good book on Dadaism?

Good call. Thanks!
by Clumpy
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pixar Vs. Dreamworks
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

Re: Pixar Vs. Dreamworks

Frankly I'm disappointed in Pixar lately - they seem to be moving toward broader and broader territory. The fact that John Lassiter kicked Chris Sanders (the Lilo and Stitch guy) off of the project which later became the bland Bolt automatically makes me root for How to Train Your Dragon which had ...
by Clumpy
Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Good book on Dadaism?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

Good book on Dadaism?

I'm trying to collect great books on different topics and I'd really like a recommendation of a fairly encyclopediac, but also entertaining if possible book on Dadaism (covering the breadth of the movement if possible). Does anybody have any ideas?
by Clumpy
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Pixar Vs. Dreamworks
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

Re: Pixar Vs. Dreamworks

Frankly I'm disappointed in Pixar lately - they seem to be moving toward broader and broader territory. The fact that John Lassiter kicked Chris Sanders (the Lilo and Stitch guy) off of the project which later became the bland Bolt automatically makes me root for How to Train Your Dragon which had S...
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Craig Ferguson: Now with more robot skeleton!
Replies: 4
Views: 1061

Re: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Ferguson's excellent, and frankly has always had more personality and unhinged-ness than the other late shows. When Conan's Late Night lost that wonderful raggedness it almost seems like Craig jumped in to doubly fill the void.
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

Now, speaking of Slayer, their new record World Painted Blood is just damn good: Unit 731 Americon It does so much very well, has a more punk tinge to it than their most recent records, is just as fast and energetic as their earlier work and in my mind pretty much reaffirms their status as my bread...
by Clumpy
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Re: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)

We just got some new blinds which is helping, and I just ordered a large print of the Great Wave off Kanagawa for the empty wall. I'll see about that other stuff once I clean out some unnecessary stuff from my room.
by Clumpy
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "Dignified" mashup artist recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

Re: "Dignified" mashup artist recommendation

Thanks, everybody!
by Clumpy
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Re: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)

Thanks, and I really do think that adding some small frames might help my decoration to look much better.
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Re: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)

This may not be the easiest thread to participate in...
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: "Dignified" mashup artist recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1759

"Dignified" mashup artist recommendation

I really enjoy Girl Talk and thought Super Mash Bros. were good for a weekend or so, but does anybody have any suggestions for mashup artists who don't use a lot of that trashy aggressive brand of hip-hop for their samples? I think Nas, El-P and MF Doom are fantastic (few albums top Illmatic in my m...
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across
Replies: 48
Views: 6000

Re: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across

A good example of this is Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' This is definitely a matter of perspective, as I've always felt that the entire song has an aura of inevitability to it even before the one really excellent scene from Watchmen gave it a backing video in my mind. I'm really not a f...
by Clumpy
Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

Nice ways to decorate (ideas wanted)

I'm a college student who is in kind of a malaise with my room and looking for nice ways to decorate and simplify. I'll make this short so I can hopefully get some nice suggestions from everybody else. Here is what I'm doing now: - Worked the cables for my phone, my scanner and the USB slot for my i...
by Clumpy
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:56 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across
Replies: 48
Views: 6000

Re: Best and worst vocalist you have ever come across

In addition to all of the obvious ones (Freddie Mercury, Elton John): I've gotta give props to Tom Waits for bringing character to his sometimes painful growl. He brings character to ballads in a way cleaner vocalists can't manage. Gotta love Nick Cave for the same reason. The best vocalists don't g...
by Clumpy
Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

I don't know if I would exactly call Metallica experimental. Death Magnetic isn't terrible, but it's not that good either I thought it, was entirely forgettable, overshadowed by numerous other albums. At least that's how it felt for me. Honestly Metallica sounds tired and blah, their biggest sin in...
by Clumpy
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

Brother Maynard wrote:I feel like I'm committing some sort of sin by liking Dethklok.


Nope - I like the first Dethalbum enough to call it one of my favorite metal albums.
by Clumpy
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Replies: 19
Views: 3258

Re: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Jorpho wrote:
Clumpy wrote:I'll definitely be picking this up on DVD.
I reckon it'll get the Criterion treatment like the rest of Anderson's films.


Does this mean a movie with a bunch of neat extras and such attached to it?
by Clumpy
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fantastic Mr. Fox
Replies: 19
Views: 3258

Re: Fantastic Mr. Fox

I've just gotta say this was the first movie I felt really enthusiastic about in months (probably since The Dark Knight, frankly). I think this movie really points out how broad and easy most animated movies have become, even Pixar's work, as I felt that this movie didn't talk down to me, nor did it...
by Clumpy
Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

I loved the first Wintersun, but gave up on following the progress of Time over a year ago :P Will have to check out the remastered version of DM. I didn't think it was ba, per se, but I'm a Metallica fanboi at heart so my opinion is kinda moot. Still, this new thingy needs a listen sometime. Even ...
by Clumpy
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

Metallica may not be on-topic, but it's interesting. After the fiasco that was Death Magnetic 's production (and the resulting ignorant douchiness that inspired on the part of the band who recorded it), it's pretty much commonly accepted that the Guitar Hero version of the album was far superior due...
by Clumpy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Seed ratio/good neighbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5033

Re: Seed ratio/good neighbor questions

I suppose that the whole "maintain 1.0" thing doesn't really matter as you don't really receive any sort of penalty on most sites for bailing after a download. It's mainly something to encourage a lot of seeding which is exactly what anybody in charge of a torrent site (or any self-respect...
by Clumpy
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Seed ratio/good neighbor questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5033

Seed ratio/good neighbor questions

I've always been told that a good way to be a friendly torrent neighbor is to keep your seed ratio above 1:1, preferably higher. And this is fine to me - it's understandable that torrenting in this way is fair and a good way to make certain that you give back at least what you take. But then I start...
by Clumpy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Services cancellations - loopholes and absurd fees
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Services cancellations - loopholes and absurd fees

Ok, I'm almost certain I was advised of potential fees, though I guess the fact that the fees are ridiculous doesn't really excuse me from having been too eager and frustrated to get started to really pay attention. my fault and I should try to sell the box if I can :). It's been five months. Note t...
by Clumpy
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Services cancellations - loopholes and absurd fees
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Services cancellations - loopholes and absurd fees

I recently signed up for VOIP via a company called Vonage as a requirement for telecommuting. The service was fine, though at a cost of $25/month including tax it seems ridiculous that they've charged me a $129 cancellation fee ($39.95 for cancellation and $79.95 for equipment non-recoverability for...
by Clumpy
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:59 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

Opeth I really think the fact that Opeth works while a bunch of "evolving" nu-metal groups fail at mixing clean vocals with more traditionally epic "death"-y sequences is that they're sincere about it, not just riding the coattails of a trend or trying to gain a wider audience. ...
by Clumpy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lousy Stupid Internet!!! (I mean, wireless internet problem)
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Lousy Stupid Internet!!! (I mean, wireless internet problem)

Unfortunately some bonehead changed the password from "admin" to the router, so I'm gonna have to wait until my shift is over (I work from home) and try resetting the router manually before I try this. Thanks for the help, hopefully this will resolve the issue (ugh).
by Clumpy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Lousy Stupid Internet!!! (I mean, wireless internet problem)
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Lousy Stupid Internet!!! (I mean, wireless internet problem)

Something that's been bugging me since I bought a new computer and updated to Windows 7: I have a Linksys Wireless-G adapter (WMP54G) and a Compaq CQ5110f running Windows 7, and we have local broadband. None of my roommates ever have internet problems (we have a good provider), but for some reason m...
by Clumpy
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:00 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 95127

Re: Metal

Thanks for the Gojira recommendations above. Is this the most uncategorizable metal band I've heard? I think so. They shift so easily from Slipknot-style toneless thrash (but better) to groove patterns, to prog that reminds me of the modern wave of Southern prog metal (especially my faves Mastodon)...

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