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by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ambient/Glitch
Replies: 31
Views: 10423

Re: Ambient/Glitch

Can't believe I haven't posted on this thread yet :) great recommendations so far The only thing is that both tracks in the OP aren't ambient-glitch per se.. the Flashbulb track is a mellow glitchy work that's pretty atypical, most of his work is more rhythmic and breakbeat-y . If ambient-glitch is ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 95469

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

xkcdfan wrote:I don't see what's so horrible about Justin Bieber.


The hair. My god, the hair.
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:37 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: ARGH!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 4828

Re: ARGH!!!

I missed Radiohead (friggin' Radiohead! agh!) because I was in the army and didn't go on leave that particular weekend. Made me feel so betrayed by my country. Once got sick and missed a Dusty Kid live set to which I had free tickets.. I keep hearing how awesome it was, including from the couple of ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate
Replies: 73
Views: 17158

Re: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate

Well, I guess prawn crackers are unusual for someone from the middle east, but not for Britons. I encountered them as "prawn crisps" and all I could find by that name were prawn-flavored fries. If they're so popular then I guess I just had some really bad ones, will try them again if I get...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Nov 29, 2010 9:27 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate
Replies: 73
Views: 17158

Re: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate

Huh. So they do actually have something to do with prawns. In Nepal and India people have an unreasonable affection for industrial, plastic-y, evil-toxic-flavored snacks and sauces, so I thought these were just another specimen, only tasteless, and that the allusion to prawns was just a cruel joke t...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate
Replies: 73
Views: 17158

Re: weirdest foods you (or someone you saw) ever ate

"Prawn crisps". Not prawn-flavored potato chips, mind you, but something odd that looked and tasted very much like deep fried styrofoam, and to this very day I have no idea what it actually was. The only thing it had in common with prawns is a pinkish color. I witnessed a cousin and his fr...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke
Replies: 80
Views: 7811

Re: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke

Pretty much everyone who has lived for more than a few years knows what shellfish are and understands that the shell is not meant to be eaten, it's very intuitive. So is knowing that some (nearly all) edible plants have inedible parts. While you really can't blame someone who doesn't know what an a...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.
Replies: 8668
Views: 1797689

Re: ITT: We make xkcd slightly worse.

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...and it didn't cost me a dime!!
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke
Replies: 80
Views: 7811

Re: Man sues restaurant after eating entire artichoke

“It takes a sophisticated diner to be familiar with the artichoke...” I have to admit I'm feeling somewhat flattered right about now. Now seriously, here in the middle east artichokes are very common, so a waiter asking a diner whether or not they know how to eat one will only be annoying them. But...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:29 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!
Replies: 226
Views: 179503

Re: xkcd's favourite 100 books - vote now!

in no particular order Ulysses - James Joyce The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams The Castle - Franz Kafka Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov History: A Novel - Elsa Morante Belove...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:04 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471675

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

"Shogun" by James Clavell. Holy mothereffin shite this book is addictive. I've now read over 600 pages in a little under two weeks. Without a doubt one of the best I've ever read :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 95469

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Midnight wrote:
achan1058 wrote:Four chords does not a good song make.

Yeah, the blues is a three-chord progression, after all.


I also came across some wonderful pieces of music that had no chords at all
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Bullying and Suicides
Replies: 59
Views: 7006

Re: Bullying and Suicides

I... humanity has just become this incessant shit pile set on proving that it can in fact be even more horrible than itself. Who told you it wasn't this bad to begin with? or even worse? I mean, only a few hundred years ago people were burning "witches" (read: whichever woman they fancied...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:47 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471675

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Well, 'Guts' haunted me for quite some time. I ate very little the following few days, had phantom stomach aches, had to shake disturbing images out of my head pretty often, but slept like a rock.
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 95469

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Modern (20th century onwards) music is overall superior to classical music. There, I said it. Who wants to be a member of your club, anyway. It's just that classical music seems to be so geared towards whats beautiful and right and pleases the rich patron , and overall so damn square in it's creati...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 80328

Re: Radiothread

I thank you, kind sir, for turning what started as a bitch of an annoying morning into a laughing fit :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 471675

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stu

Just finished "The Road" by Cormack McCarthy. Rough experience. It is a brilliant book, but a very depressing, bleak read, full of cruelty, cannibalism, despair, fear, grotesque death and other such stuff that make for a super-fun-tuesday. It gave me fucking nightmares. Nothing gives me ni...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:19 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Radiothread
Replies: 265
Views: 80328

Re: Radiothread

So when I get home today I shall wish one of my favorite pieces of plastic a belated happy birthday.

How to Disappear Completely has repeatedly done things to me that human language fail to describe. It shares the prestigious title of my favorite Radiohead song with Paranoid Android.
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 95469

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

Kirk Hammett is overrated as a guitarist. Not that he isn't good... he's just not that awesome. I think that's pretty much consensus.. at least outside the pimple-faced-fanboy circle. I remember that in my metal heyday everyone was kissing major Marty Friedman ass and celebrating how much better he...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:14 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

One last clarification - I said that "I don't think you can seriously say so-and-so". This is how I think , as opposed to me stating how things are . It is only my opinion, and as you can clearly see written in blood red above me, I am absolutely wrong. I do not think "Move Along...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

so if it is a book and it requires reading skills it is less likely to be acknowledged as the commercial low-grade crap it actually is. No, because there is still essentially pulp, even if it's no longer printed on significantly cheaper paper. Shitty pop music is generally more like shitty romance ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:30 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

You see, I don't object to a discussion about Coelho's work being overrated or not, I just stated a personal opinion, which is a work of art is to be rated by the response of people and media sources which have a significant interest in this form of art and not by popularity or mass media coverage. ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:24 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Define "usually". Usually. Ok, just kidding. You were talking about two different sources that misled you about this new age crap. First, mass media is not the best place to learn about art, unless it is a media source dedicated to art and not an art section of a media source dedicated to...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

First! First to mention The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It's short and not much waste of time in that sense, but it's terribly overrated. It was recommended to me years ago by a mate who claimed the book had "changed his life", so at least the book tought me not to take life-changes too se...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33115

Re: Where has rock gone?

Maybe I didn't choose the perfect examples for that. But still, all of those groups started out as pioneering artists aimed at a certain underground crowd that goes for innovative avant-garde stuff. They were good and eventually popular enough to merit wider scale international distribution and majo...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Triple Music
Replies: 10
Views: 1914

Re: Triple Music

You're a mash-up artist and you didn't even realize it
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:43 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Where has rock gone?
Replies: 144
Views: 33115

Re: Where has rock gone?

And also, experimental and avant-garde artists (and you've mentioned a couple) don't go underground at any specific point of time, they belong there by definition. That's the comfort zone for artists who's work will only appeal to a very specific, off-mainstream consumer and will be largely dismisse...
by theGoldenCalf;
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

it is very correct grammar, very proper English, very accurate use of punctuation . . . not what people are used to any more. Yeah, that must be why someone doesn't like LotR. The grammar and punctuation ... (You misused the ellipsis there, by the way.) To Apteryx's defense I can say that archaic l...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Does "no pork" and "no beef" extend to other species?
Replies: 18
Views: 3861

Re: Does "no pork" and "no beef" extend to other species?

Seems like the Pushkar discussion is already over (time differences be a harsh mistress), just one thing I wanted to point out: ...you would be an outlaw for keeping a gallon of milk in your fridge... That specific law is similar to the large-scale ban on cow meat in that it just introduces the exis...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 54041

Re: The 'I Need a Recipe' Thread

Zohar wrote:Any recommendations for a sauce for sweet-potato filled ravioli?


Blue cheese cream sauce immediately comes to mind.. that is, if you're not dieting :)
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Does "no pork" and "no beef" extend to other species?
Replies: 18
Views: 3861

Re: Does "no pork" and "no beef" extend to other species?

Based on the entire one practicing Hindu I've ever posed the question to, the whole "don't eat the cows" thing is limited to cows, though. Bison is fine. Again, though, that's not authoritative. From what I've seen, it varies. I've been to places in India where you can get any kind of mea...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How did you find your last kick ass band?
Replies: 31
Views: 7085

Re: How did you find your last kick ass band?

Pitchfork is pretty solid. For good, indie electronics there's Igloo Magazine . Last.fm is not bad, Dream's accusations are rather true but you can still win with it sometimes. But mostly I just cruise through SoulSeek users who have interesting shares and download random stuff I don't know. When I ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:14 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Worst/Overrated books.
Replies: 753
Views: 277898

Re: Worst/Overrated books.

Brave New World. Sort of, yea. I mean, it isn't bad, but not exceptionally good either, at least not classic-and-timeless-warning-of-things-to-come good. To me, the strengths of the book lie mainly with the mirror put up to the dystopian society by the 'savage' John - pointing out the horrible, fas...
by theGoldenCalf;
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance\Techno music
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Re: Trance\Techno music

Vincent91 wrote:Also, where can I buy this music?


For trance & house you can try Psyshop - they sell CDs and vinyls

if you're into buying MP3s then Beatport is very good for techno and house

both offer listen samples so you can get to know new stuff
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lebanese Army attacks IDF without provocation, says UN
Replies: 105
Views: 9759

Re: Lebanese Army attacks IDF without provocation, says UN

I haven't seen anybody defending Hezbollah providing a detailled analysis why they do believe that Hezbollahs actions are generally justified (in the sense that they should be allowed an exemption to the rules of war). I guess you haven't heard Noam Chomsky then. But yea, he's a conspiracy nutter. ...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Trance\Techno music
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Re: Trance\Techno music

Trance/Techno is what I listen to most of the time... I was very much into trance for years, did some DJing too. Now it's more techno and minimal stuff that get me. My overall taste in music is really off-center and most of it isn't easy to listen to, so I don't know if my recommendations can come i...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12897

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

SlyReaper wrote:I hang my head in shame for saying this, but I could never drink a full bottle of Leffe, the Belgian blonde beer.


Don't be ashamed :)

I know quite a few people who hate it, and am not a big fan myself. It's just too sweet and "heavy", and many find that revolting..
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4751
Views: 922712

Re: Today I Made:

For breakfast today I made some French toast and topped it off with peach slices caramelized in butter and brown sugar. You, sir, fail to disappoint :) (few days ago) Kubbeh! Not the deep-fried variety, the soup-cooked one - "Kubbeh matfuniya" in the above article. It was my grandmother's...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Worst beer ever created by mankind
Replies: 98
Views: 12897

Re: Worst beer ever created by mankind

Fosters. BLEAGH . Could barely down a bottle. Corona is also pretty bad but drinkable. I think I also had some Rodenbach - or at least a widespread Belgian fruit-beer that was awful, like low-grade chemical soda. I may not be a snooty drinker, but I hate fruity beers with a vengeance. There is a loc...
by theGoldenCalf;
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Lebanese Army attacks IDF without provocation, says UN
Replies: 105
Views: 9759

Re: Lebanese Army attacks IDF without provocation, says UN

There is absolutely no reason to suspect a muslim conspiracy to wage the next war against Israel Well yea, if there were such a conspiracy, the war would probably have been on by now (Israel can't be blame for not jumping in fires). But, in the last week or so, there were a few attempts to escalate...

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