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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Sizik » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:44 pm UTC

poxic wrote:Also, fuck eran's avatar for reminding me of how awful those things sound.

Not eran personally. eran can remain unfucked.


You just gotta listen to them with a skilled performer and not-shit audio quality.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:57 pm UTC

Goddamn it, if it's an instrument, play it like an instrument and not a shitty replacement for the vocals.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Flumble » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:46 pm UTC

You mean for example his Totoro cover?

Though Nelson's most amusing performances are naturally vocal replacements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RobpgKbwFa8
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Liri » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:19 am UTC

He wondered could you eat the mushrooms, would you die, do you care.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby ConMan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:53 am UTC

Sometimes it's even appropriate. (Original for reference.)
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby poxic » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:02 am UTC

I could be doing chores. Saving orphans. Solving world wev. Instead I'm watching clever clips of instruments that I hate. (Though I'd play with one for a while if it were lying around, naturally. I'd jam with it for one song, then throw it far away while it was on fire.)
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Postby AngrySquirrel » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:28 am UTC

I didn't even know those things existed and now I hate them with a fiery passion.
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Postby eSOANEM » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:11 pm UTC

Liri wrote:
I like the cute ones


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Postby eran_rathan » Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:57 pm UTC

I kinda love that this thread has devolved into a love/hate fest of the otamatone. I'd never heard of these things until a month ago.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Liri » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:02 pm UTC

eran_rathan wrote:I kinda love that this thread has devolved into a love/hate fest of the otamatone. I'd never heard of these things until a month ago.

I just realized what your profile picture is now.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:15 pm UTC

Here’s my question-what defines a hero?
I was reading about a guy trying to cross the Antarctic continent alone, on foot, no sail or other device, no pre-laid food caches and so on. He ends up being airlifted to Chile, where he died. He was referred to as a hero on several occasions in the article. Personally, I do not think this type of thing is at all heroic. Shackleton was a hero because he rowed across the Antarctic Ocean in a 14 foot boat and landed in the right place by dead reckoning, in order to save the lives of everyone who had sailed on the Endurance.
I just can’t see pitting oneself against nature as heroic in and of itself. Nature does not care, is not aware in any way of what you are attempting. Dying in a remote, barely accessible place is-what?
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 pm UTC

Stupid, I guess? I feel the similarly with Into the Wild. I could not get through that movie because it just infuriated me how dumb and unthinking that person is while being viewed by others as noble in some way.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby ucim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:36 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:Here’s my question-what defines a hero?
You answered your own question:
PAstrychef wrote:Shackleton was a hero because he rowed across the Antarctic Ocean in a 14 foot boat and landed in the right place by dead reckoning, in order to save the lives of everyone who had sailed on the Endurance.


Other people misusing the word for their own personal gratification doesn't change this.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby PAstrychef » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
PAstrychef wrote:Here’s my question-what defines a hero?
You answered your own question:
PAstrychef wrote:Shackleton was a hero because he rowed across the Antarctic Ocean in a 14 foot boat and landed in the right place by dead reckoning, in order to save the lives of everyone who had sailed on the Endurance.


Other people misusing the word for their own personal gratification doesn't change this.

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I get that I don’t think this guy was a hero. But what do you other people think?
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby ucim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:19 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:I get that I don’t think this guy was a hero. But what do you other people think?
Well, I'm other people and I agree with you. :) To be a hero requires that risk be (successfully) taken selflessly, for a greater good.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Quercus » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:44 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:I just can’t see pitting oneself against nature as heroic in and of itself. Nature does not care, is not aware in any way of what you are attempting. Dying in a remote, barely accessible place is-what?


Definitely not heroic in any way IMO, but also not pointless. I'm a lover of outdoor sports, some of which fall into fairly high risk categories - climbing, sailing, kayaking. The peace I gain from being in wild nature, connecting with the world and challenging myself in ways that require focus and commitment has been life-altering; perhaps even life-saving in its effects on my mental wellbeing. In this case the potential advantages to the individual are probably outweighed by the risk to potential rescuers (I tend to feel the same about Everest accents - though that has more to do with the utter trashing of the mountain that occurs from having so many climb it), but in the general case I find such journeys to be, while not heroic, eminently understandable.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:46 pm UTC

I don't think PAstry is saying this is a bad thing to do (although if you're doing it without proper preparation and training for the risk you're taking, it's pretty bad). Just that looking at people who take great risks without need shouldn't be seen as heroes.
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Re: Questions For The World

Postby ucim » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:50 pm UTC

Yeah, the key to heroism isn't risk, it's selflessness.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Quercus » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:20 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:I don't think PAstry is saying this is a bad thing to do

I felt PAstry was inplying not understanding the point of doing such things in general, and that's what I was addressing. Perhaps I read too much into that.

(although if you're doing it without proper preparation and training for the risk you're taking, it's pretty bad).

Totally - it's something I think about a lot around doing some of the things I do. Taking more risk than necessary to achieve the benefits one is getting from such things is IMO fundamentally disrespectful to both your loved ones and to the people who are going to have to haul your ass out if things go wrong.

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:54 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
Yeah, the key to heroism isn't risk, it's selflessness.


I'd definitely second this (it's definitely necessary although probably not sufficient). The guy who tried to cross the antarctic alone without caches doesn't satisfy this, but Schackleton does.
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Postby emceng » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:02 pm UTC

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Re: Questions For The World

Postby Zohar » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:05 pm UTC

In Hebrew we use the same word used for a chicken's comb.
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Postby emceng » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:18 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:In Hebrew we use the same word used for a chicken's comb.


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