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by choginga
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:35 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals
Replies: 294
Views: 141433

Re: Covers That Are Better Than The Originals

I love how Chiba Matto do strange things to about a girl and black hole sun
I wouldn't say better, but they are certainly works of art and creativity
by choginga
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Female Vocalists
Replies: 80
Views: 65352

Re: Female Vocalists

Niki and the dove is very much a favorite right now.
by choginga
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What do I call this and how do I get more?
Replies: 35
Views: 29122

Re: What do I call this and how do I get more?

So you seemed to like drum and bass but not the more structured stuff?
Current Value is about far as I can go into noise before it stops being music personally.
by choginga
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Dubsteppin'
Replies: 98
Views: 47625

Re: Dubsteppin'

I remember discovering Toasty - the knowledge in 2004 and having to order it online because the vinyl store here had never heard of dubstep.That tune blew my mind. This was when breakstep, nuskool breaks and 2-step still existed side by side and I just considered it another sub genre of. Discovering...
by choginga
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1026: "Compare and Concave"
Replies: 74
Views: 31689

Re: 1026: "Compare and Contrast"

Sonnet 18 was written for a man by the way. Some king or prince or the like. I forget. I like how once he has a name for just handing out flattering poems he has do to sonnet 130 just to seem sincere.
by choginga
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:59 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1011: "Baby Names by Frank Zappa"
Replies: 302
Views: 82481

Re: 1011: "Baby Names"

I like stealth bad names. My last name is Shaw. I have a daughter she will be named Sandra Caroline. My son will be Rockwell Cameron.

Sandy C. Shaw and Rocky C. Shaw.

I also always liked the idea of Meg Atron.
by choginga
Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 65263

Re: 988: "Tradition"

What is worse is that it is summer in New Zealand yet we still get the winter themed songs and decorations. Now THAT is the over commercialization and sterilization of an old ritual. You Americans have nothing on us when it comes to shitting up Christmas.
by choginga
Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 100148

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

How about this: The Adults. They are a super group featuring the front people from 3 famous New Zealand Bands that you have most likely not heard of(Shihad (aka pacifier), Fur Patrol and Dimmer) They have a very classic New Zealand sound. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd5VatI8ZkE http://www.youtube...
by choginga
Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:05 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29406

Re: Tool's "Lateralus" album - Neurocistance?

I wouldn't even doubt that what some sycophantic maniac claims is "6/8 + 15/32 + 3/16 + 9/64" is not mathematical wizardry, but mere syncopation. Straw man Argument, no one claimed any such numbers. A lot of bands do that. Tool are not some unique entity in the world just for trying to ma...
by choginga
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29406

Re: Tool

I've watched the Youtube clips with people playing 10,000 days over Viginti Tres / Wings for Marie, and I'm not convinced. It's not surprising that Wings for Marie and 10,000 days synch up at times - the two are supposed to be a continuous piece split into 2 parts, just as Disposition / Reflection ...
by choginga
Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29406

Re: Tool's "Lateralus" album - Neurocistance?

because discovering all these things is entertaining in itself, :| Entertaining, yes, but like I said, it has little to do with listening to music; much like going through a film frame by frame to pick all the continuity errors has little to do with watching the film. The point of schism to is to e...
by choginga
Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29406

Re: Tool's "Lateralus" album - Neurocistance?

I don't understand this thing of shifting time signatures 50 times in a single song when, in the end, it makes no difference at all -- it's just "DUN dun dun DUN dun dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN dun dun DUN dun dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN dun dun" all the way through. It sounds like stuff designed...
by choginga
Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21809

Re: Vegan Food

My biggest problem with diet is being vegetarian and also allergic to a lot of common plants. Carrots, celery, anything called a pepper, anything citrus or melon, and so forth. So I'm mostly looking for new and different things to do with the cruciferous things . Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and...
by choginga
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33412

Re: Where has rock gone?

LeagueOfMorons wrote:
Zanmanoodle wrote:Jack White is THE modern guitar god


Sorry, dude, but as a guitar player, I can't let this one slide. Jack White is not that great.

I prefer him on drums with The Dead Weather. I say this as a drummer.
by choginga
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Tool
Replies: 124
Views: 29406

Re: Tool's "Lateralus" album - Neurocistance?

I had never heard of this Neurocistance, but I do like tool. I was aware that Lateralus was based heavily in math. For example, Schism uses a change in time signatures to invoke the feeling of a schism. But that is about all I know about this
by choginga
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21809

Re: Vegan Food

I have actually worked as a vegan chef and I am great at hosting vegan dinner parties. I know too much stuff to start posting recipes off the top of my head but feel free to ask for specific things. A few things I can make that may be of interest: Mayo, Ice cream, cakes, pies, bread, sauces, any cur...
by choginga
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:51 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?
Replies: 25
Views: 5669

Re: Has there ever been a sadder song than 'Last Kiss'?

Gloomy Sunday sung by Billy Holiday. It was famous for causing suicide.

Edit: And my personal preference for sad song The Noose by A Perfect Circle
by choginga
Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I would like to talk about marmots.
Replies: 72
Views: 9005

Re: I would like to talk about marmots.

My country doesn't have any native land mammals no introduced marmots.
by choginga
Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1425404

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Got Back

I am a big fan of New Zealand Beer (being from New Zealand).We have a lot of crappy beer that gets exported but there is also a big market for craft beer. We have one called MACS that is like a chain micro brewery with its own large and popular brewery bars around the country. They make very richly ...
by choginga
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0769: "War"
Replies: 100
Views: 29761

Re: "War" discussion (#769)

It seems to be a reference to Russian female snipers in WWII in general.
by choginga
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Halloween (and Othertime) Costume Ideas
Replies: 262
Views: 48032

Re: Halloween 2009 - Halloweening Harder

Where I live (Wellington, NZ) we have a zombie march on Halloween where we shamble towards parliament in costume while frightening pedestrians. Because of this everyone ends up as zombies. This year we are stepping it up by double costuming. Cue Zombie versions of Disney princesses, zombie Marie Ant...
by choginga
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: My Hobby:
Replies: 554
Views: 105610

Re: My Hobby

My hobby: Taking pictures of goths posing and smiling on sunny days in beautiful locations around the city.
by choginga
Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0479: "Tones"
Replies: 239
Views: 40117

Re: "Tones" Discussion

I agree with this comic. The only custom tones I would use are different kinds of rings, like the MGS codec sound.
by choginga
Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0465: "Quantum Teleportation"
Replies: 138
Views: 25050

Re: Quantum Teleportation

I thought star trek teleportation wasn't actual teleportation either. I thought it was where you are destroyed at one end and then reassembled at the other end using the information that was transmitted.
by choginga
Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pirates VS Ninjas
Replies: 249
Views: 84650

Re: Pirates VS Ninjas

Almost everyone I know is surprised that anyone can choose the pirate side. Pirates get no wenches, except either low quality whores that can't afford to choose not to hang around with scurvy ridden stench faced pirates, or any woman unlucky enough to get caught by some. I say some and not one, as ...
by choginga
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0445: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs"
Replies: 132
Views: 41300

Re: "I Am Not Good with Boomerangs" discussion

I got 6, 11, 3, 12.

Guy stands there, points, then is attacked by a shark.
by choginga
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Reminder
Replies: 43
Views: 5021

Re: Reminder

The tattoo would be cool though, if the event was significant enough. You would have a cool story every time someone asked about it.
by choginga
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:02 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?
Replies: 27
Views: 2124

Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

I would keep eating until he had no more to give.
by choginga
Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Desert Island-What to bring?
Replies: 67
Views: 7681

Re: Desert Island-What to bring?

Would my backpack and the 20 pounds of contents count as one item? That would be the most logical thing to have with you when you are on a glider heading into a possible survival situation. In the backpack I would have a first aid kit, thread, needles, a good blade, sharpening stone, a cooking tin, ...
by choginga
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:47 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pi@xkcd.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Pi@xkcd.com

The XKCDians whould be the ones who hide behind a locable door without glass when you yell that.
by choginga
Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:39 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pi@xkcd.com
Replies: 9
Views: 1381

Re: Pi@xkcd.com

kellsbells wrote:Otter, duck?


You win!
by choginga
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: suppose... [ITT: LOW TECH]
Replies: 47
Views: 4697

Re: suppose... [ITT: LOW TECH]

I would assume that the gods left a solvable puzzle. The point of the tape is to get a reference for the day of the week. Presumably the date and day of the week are mentioned on it. You then have to figure out the current date and count it out. This data would most likely be on the audio track, and...
by choginga
Tue May 27, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Europe! Explain your airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3289

Re: Europe! Explain your airlines

Prices go alot lower than that. It is about filling planes. It is better to have the a seat full for a small fare than not get that fare at all. presumably at some point its not worth running the service at all though? i have no idea how the airline industry works but i could well believe that to e...
by choginga
Tue May 27, 2008 1:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Europe! Explain your airlines
Replies: 29
Views: 3289

Re: Europe! Explain your airlines

Prices go alot lower than that.

It is about filling planes. It is better to have the seat full for a small fare than not get that fare at all.
by choginga
Sun May 25, 2008 8:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most surreal thing you've ever seen...
Replies: 131
Views: 12243

Re: Most surreal thing you've ever seen...

My life is filled with surreal moments, I often take it for granted. I constantly get woken up by ghostly figures who dissolve before my open eyes while I am paralyzed. There is a name for this phenomena but do not know it. I could tell of a number of other hallucinations, but I think that is not qu...
by choginga
Sun May 25, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177433

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I have come up with a new form of sarcasm... meta-sarcasm. Saying something that is ambiguously sarcastic in a very cheerful voice and expression, so that nobody actually knows if you are serious or not. Reminds me of my triple entendres. It is when you say something in a suggestive manner but you ...
by choginga
Tue May 20, 2008 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 87599

Re: real life weapon choices (olden days)

Torvaun wrote:Scimitar?


I think you may be right. It was certainly nothing like the Russian cavalry saber we had. That thing was sweet!
by choginga
Tue May 20, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 87599

Re: real life weapon choices (olden days)

...none of the weapons you mentioned are meant for "locking blades" Not to mention that a cutlass is a bit heavier and sturdier than a saber. A cinquita.. I have no idea what that is, and google is no help. Well we called this particular curved sword with a trap on the handle a saber but ...
by choginga
Tue May 20, 2008 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Making the world a weirder place
Replies: 1920
Views: 177433

Re: Making the world a weirder place

I like to go to the local meat market bar and play games with my friends. The Hi Kate game : One of you points out a stranger and chooses a name. The other person must go up to the person and act like they know them, using that name. Hilarity ensues when the name is correct! Even funnier is when the...
by choginga
Tue May 20, 2008 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Real Life Weapon Choices (olden like the plague)
Replies: 190
Views: 87599

Re: real life weapon choices (olden days)

I personally go for a saber (or other curved sword) and cinquita (or other punch blade). But I am a pirate. Very effective, but a ninja did scar my thumb with a katana once. I then quit the sword fighting / reenactment club. And before anyone says I should be using a cutlass; a cutlass is too flimsy...

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