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by luvnotwar
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 65200

Re: Radiothread

I don't understand why people get down on Amnesiac. It feels like a perfect summation of everything they'd been trying to do up to that point, much like In Rainbows, but scarier. It has that challenging electronic feel that Kid A has, but the songs are just better. With the exception of Hunting Bear...
by luvnotwar
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 181059

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Tons of stuff fron Yes give me braingasms no matter how many times I play it, particularly the lead in to the keyboard solos on Close To The Edge and Siberian Khatru. I hear those riffs and no matter where I am I crack a smile from ear to ear.
by luvnotwar
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Cartoon)
Replies: 292
Views: 154797

Re: The Great Recommendation Thread (Movie, TV, Anime, Carto

I know that I am REALLY goddamn late to the party, but I just watched all the Aeon Flux shorts and most of the full-length episodes and it is dynamite. Like, holy shit, where have you been all my life?
by luvnotwar
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Topology and New Forms of Matter
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Topology and New Forms of Matter

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/26144/ This made me really excited. I don't really know anything about topology in physics, I seem to remember that spacial topology was very important in string theory. I wonder just how difficult it is to create Efimov state atoms and molecules. Will the ...
by luvnotwar
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1353705

Re: Minecraft

When the server's up, I'm looking to challenge someone to a gentlemanly around-the-world-style race. We get teleported a significant distance from the spawn and, equipped with nothing but a compass, boat, workbench and rudimentary tools, race back. It'd be even better with monsters somehow. You sir...
by luvnotwar
Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1353705

Re: Minecraft

Hey, do you think I could please be whitelisted on your server? Mostly I just explore and go spelunking and wander aimlessly, but occasionally I get kind of ambitious with a construction project. Haven't played multiplayer yet.
by luvnotwar
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 98213

Re: Metal

Does Alice in Chains count as metal? I guess it's more grunge, listening to Jar of Flies right now.
by luvnotwar
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:11 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Playing classic RPGs
Replies: 29
Views: 3386

Re: Playing classic RPGs

Chrono Trigger. Seriously.


It's at least worth one play through, though I must admit I've played it much more than that.
by luvnotwar
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:39 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)
Replies: 552
Views: 68527

Re: Zero Punctuation - (Yahtzee)

He loved Shadow of the Colossus. He was actually gushing.
by luvnotwar
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Minecraft
Replies: 9384
Views: 1353705

Re: Minecraft

I just got it last night. I love it so much it's unreal. Lost my stuff in lava already :)
by luvnotwar
Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: XKCD Phishheads?
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: XKCD Phishheads?

The Dude of Life came to my Bar Mitzvah
by luvnotwar
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:31 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Neal Stephenson: Where to start?
Replies: 33
Views: 41150

Re: Neal Stephenson: Where to start?

Yet another disscution that totaly ignores Interface. It is classic Stephenson even though it was co-written with J. Frederick George. I think it is just as good as Diamond Age. That said, Snow Crash is probably his best, but I love all of his stuff. You know, you could just bring Interface into th...
by luvnotwar
Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1712
Views: 341075

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Halfway through I got up and screamed MY CABBAGES, before throwing my coke at the screen and hauling ass out of that abomination. Did Shamalangadoofus even consult Michael and Brian during the making of the (I hesitate to describe it as such) film? Did the creators ever even get a look at the script...
by luvnotwar
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mortal Kombat Reboot
Replies: 53
Views: 7513

Mortal Kombat Reboot

Not a real trailer per se, more of a really polished pitch for a reboot.

The trailer is getting flamed hard on youtube (indignant nerdrage), but if they were going to do another MK movie I think this is definitely the best option. I mean, that looks good to me, I would watch that!
by luvnotwar
Tue May 04, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121370

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself, written by Burt Bacharach, originally recorded by Tommy Hunt, covered by Dusty Springfield, Isaac Hayes, Elvis Costello, and my personal favorite: The White Stripes.
by luvnotwar
Sat May 01, 2010 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: WANTED
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

WANTED

Anyone read it? I thought it was a pretty bold antithetical statement to Watchmen and the whole superhero genre, for it to be as dark as it was. Wanted is one of the few comics I've read that really unnerved me. Some of the indiscriminate violence actually made me uncomfortable, which I suppose isn'...
by luvnotwar
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Chimera Seed
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

Re: The Chimera Seed

He taught me math in middle school (junior high) and philosophy in high school.


I wouldn't exactly put him in the same sentence as Asimov but yeah that is the general idea.
by luvnotwar
Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:18 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 19324

Re: Greatest solo?

Oh, if only my recording project was completely done. The guitarist I have (A really good friend of mine, though I won't post his name) has probably the best solo I've ever heard on the intro track. But, since the recording hasn't yet been completed, I'll still stick with EVH's "Eruption"...
by luvnotwar
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 243621

Re: The worst film you've seen

Jorpho wrote:
Thurid wrote:Inglorious Basterds is the worst movie I've ever seen.
Come now, it couldn't be worse than Death Proof. Could it?

IMHO, nothing beats Jackie Brown for liters of pure liquid shit.
by luvnotwar
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Chimera Seed
Replies: 2
Views: 1109

The Chimera Seed

So my old math/philosophy teacher Mr. Matthew Tully wrote this thriller type novel about a hypothetical drug that has extreme life extending properties and the political/philosophical consequences of such a substance if under the control (or lack thereof) of a pharma-mogul. It was okay, but not grea...
by luvnotwar
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Foundation
Replies: 14
Views: 2001

Re: Foundation

That's not a bad idea.

Maybe they could emulate Masterpiece Theatre with a miniseries for each episode comprising a few weeks.
by luvnotwar
Sat Feb 13, 2010 4:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Foundation
Replies: 14
Views: 2001

Re: Foundation

I've said it before, I'll say it again, the Foundation "novels" are one of the few sci-fi properties out there that could really, really benefit from an injection of action. As essays about the nature of fate, the history of society, and psychology, they're awesome; as stories, they're st...
by luvnotwar
Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: INDIE
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

INDIE

What is it? Do you like it? What bands/albums are your favorites? I'm not even sure that Indie is a genre of music, but I must be wrong because every keeps telling me how fucking amazing it is. Post Indie music you like in here or talk Indie theory with other experts. Someone with more knowledge tha...
by luvnotwar
Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Oscar Nominations
Replies: 54
Views: 6705

Re: Oscar Nominations

TERRIFIED! Shit, there's going to be big budget films coming out of Hollywood *now*! The bigger the budget for a movie, the more people become involved whose job it is to make the movie commerically viable, so it doesn't turn into a flop. This leads to a big case of too many cooks in the kitchen, a...
by luvnotwar
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Oscar Nominations
Replies: 54
Views: 6705

Re: Oscar Nominations

I thought Avatar was pretty terrible by any standard of movie making. I don't understand why it was nominated. Was it the 3-D? Was it the embarrassing amount of plot convenience, or the one dimensional cardboard characters? Was it the mindnumbingly boring action or the illogical progression of event...
by luvnotwar
Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 19324

Re: Greatest solo?

16 minutes and totally boring, why would anyone mention Iron Butterfly? Clearly the concept of minimalism escapes you. The solo is reduced down to its barest bones, and that is what makes it amazing. It's also quite possibly the only drum solo out there that more than a small segment of the populat...
by luvnotwar
Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kick-Ass Trailer
Replies: 37
Views: 4344

Re: Kick-Ass Trailer

by luvnotwar
Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 19324

Re: Greatest solo?

16 minutes and totally boring, why would anyone mention Iron Butterfly?
by luvnotwar
Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121370

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I like Melanie Safka's version of Ruby Tuesday better than the Stones'.
by luvnotwar
Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Greatest solo?
Replies: 121
Views: 19324

Re: Greatest solo?

I think Muscle Museum has my favorite Bellamy solo ever. There's something really creepy about how his voice transitions into the guitar, and it genuinely sounds like crying. Getting that kind of soul out of a guitar is so much more impressive than technical skill. Jeff Beck's rendition of Goodbye P...
by luvnotwar
Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0284: "Tape Measure"
Replies: 96
Views: 33097

Re: "Tape Measure" Discussion

by luvnotwar
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your last and next concert?
Replies: 438
Views: 180541

Re: Your last and next concert?

Last: Dinosaur Jr. @ Summerstock
Next: MUSE @ MSG
by luvnotwar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Oscars 2010 Predictions
Replies: 37
Views: 4436

Re: Oscars 2010 Predictions

There are only two things I am certain of


Up will win for best animated feature
Avatar will win for the sfx


It does not matter if there is a superior animated picture, Pixar always wins (see Persepolis)
Avatar can do it on hype alone. For real.
by luvnotwar
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Things You Are Ticked About
Replies: 73
Views: 7706

Re: Music Things You Are Ticked About

I'm really miffed at how completely and utterly mediocre Muse's latest album is. Blackholes and Revelations had a lot of depth and redeeming value despite it's pop bent. The Resistance has nothing. It's not like Muse has never repeated itself before, they seem to have a hard on for broken octaves, w...
by luvnotwar
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0671: "Stephen and Me"
Replies: 84
Views: 15254

Re: "Stephen and Me" Discussion

Also, nice Michael Moore reference. Not many people have seen Roger & Me.

nvm, post 10...
by luvnotwar
Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121370

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I like Frou Frou's cover of Holding Out For A Hero the best.

Radiohead did a wicked good cover of Nobody Does It Better.
by luvnotwar
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 121370

Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

This might be controversial. I think Tool's cover of Led Zeppelin's No Quarter was better than the original. Pretty much every cover ever made of The Left Banke's only hit Walk Away Renee is better than the original, but Neko Case's version is my favorite. The Vanilla Fudge version of You Keep Me Ha...
by luvnotwar
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9560
Views: 1095920

Re: What are you listening to?

by luvnotwar
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: xkcd Internet Band--Now Organizing (newcomers still welcome)
Replies: 162
Views: 18005

Re: xkcd Internet Band--Seeking any (and I mean ANY) instruments

I can sing or play guitar.

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