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    Re: The Black Keys Announce New Album

    Oh, I think I liked it the first 5 or 6 THOUSAND times I heard it. By the time I reached 10 THOUSAND replays of the song, I was ready to kill everyone. It's too repetitive. Cut a minute out and it's...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    It was much more dread-inducing in the book. I think it was just two dwarves jousting, and one of them ended up dead and bleeding and they had to drag his carcass off. They made a point of how they...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    I immediately recognized Jonsi, but I wouldn't have if the Interwebs hadn't been atwitter about his cameo on the show.

    I wasn't really impressed by the presentation of the Purple Wedding as...
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    Re: The Black Keys Announce New Album

    I look at The Black Keys like this... they're putting out music that sells on the radio. I'm okay with that AS LONG AS they have a corresponding song (or number of songs) that is actually worth...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    Tickets sold out pretty quickly, but the hope is that as people relax about the EVENT and realize the LINEUP isn't all that, they'll find better ways to spend the weekend. Oh, and scalpers will freak...
  6. Re: ThatGirl's Job Search-Resume Questions /Help Thread

    You'd be surprised how many Texans I know that have similar resumes.
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    Re: Outkast 2014 tour extravaganza

    What the hell did happen with Outkast? I skipped around in the webcast and saw Andre dancing and whatnot at the beginning, then standing like a statue and pulling his best Maynard James Keenan...
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    Re: Worst Conflicts?

    I'm heartened that so many posters here see The Cult as a conflict of note... that means lots of you folks plan/planned on seeing them.

    I'm older than most posters here and The Cult was right in...
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    Re: DAVE MATTHEWS FUCKING ROCKS!

    One of my favorite things about the Lollapalooza festival is that it always falls on the same weekend as Dave Matthews' crapfest on the West Coast, so there's literally zero chance he'll every end up...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    No new news here, but I wanted to chime in and remind anybody considering this fest to buy tickets NOW, because after the lineup drops (as early as next week? It dropped mid-April in 2013) they'll...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2014

    I can't believe this lineup after the last time I went - 2012. Metallica, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Foos, Beck, Jack White, Sigur Ros, The Kills, Justice, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Fun., I can't even...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I loved it. But it's definitely an atmospheric film, and it loses some steam as it repeats itself.

    It's the kind of movie that if it wasn't Coen Bros, I'd be like "this director kicks ass, I can't...
  13. Thread: SET TIMES!

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    Re: SET TIMES!

    I'm not going to Coach this year, so my whining is just general disgruntlement.

    This is my yearly bitch session about how they stick big name headline acts with :55 sets. That sucks. QotSA and...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Election maybe. Rushmore. Dazed and Confused? The Big Lebowski.

    And for pure laughs.. There's Something About Mary was truly funny. And I say all this film snobbily when I've probably watched...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I also love action films and David O. Russell, but my opinions on Hustle and The Fighter are exactly opposite yours - I found The Fighter completely engaging from start to finish (literally from the...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    Yikes. Here's to hoping they aren't expensive gets, that will go over like a lead balloon with most festival fans. I mean, if you can get lawn tickets to see those geezers for $25, why would you...
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    Voodoo Experience 2014

    I'm returning for yet another Voodoo Experience having bought the discounted $99 "Christmas" tickets a few months ago. The lineup usually drops in the spring (mid-April last year), and it's usually...
  18. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Infamous 3 and Titanfall within a couple weeks are the start of something special on the next gen systems. Both are fast paced, great looking, great sounding games that should act as anchors for...
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    Re: The Black Keys Announce New Album

    I don't get it. I'm not gonna say it's a terrible song, because I'll probably be humming that stupid electroriff for awhile whether I like it or not...

    ...but it's a terrible Black Keys song....
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    That show preceded the new album by three months, although they did play a couple new songs... they didn't play "Sirens", which was very popular. Since the claim is that this will close the...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    Arctic Monkeys have a great set. But honestly - the top of this lineup isn't close to the last time Eminem headline - Em, Foos, Coldplay, Muse... all four of those bands would be the #1 in this...
  22. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Playing a Wii in 2014 is the equivalent of jerking off to old lingerie magazines. There's so many better options, you're only hurting yourself.
  23. Re: “It’s very possible I’ll go back to Blur, it really is very possible”

    Cue people complaining about Gorillaz at Coachella. Sigh.
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    Note that the information on the NIN.com site says it's a (2) ticket limit, not (4), as it says above.

    I'm definitely going to this in Dallas, but I'll need to make sure a friend buys two tickets...
  25. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Check the garbage. You'll probably find two or three Wiis that other people threw away.

    It's God's way of telling you to upgrade.
  26. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    As for whether Titanfall is worth buying a system... the single-player is nonexistent. It is a campaign, but it's kind of laughable. The multiplayer is extremely fun, though... my kid has logged...
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    I'm assuming you went on the weekend that didn't get flooded out. :) We had a great time on Weekend 2 (Thanks, Samsung!) but I was supremely disappointed in the layout of the fest compared to Lolla...
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    My favorite NIN live moment was "Right Where it Belongs" with the video backdrop from that show. Trent can be visceral or theatrical - that was a combination of the two. Visceral theatricals.
  29. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I have both. You can make a strong argument that RYSE + Dead Rising 3 + Titanfall + the non-exclusives makes this a good time to get an Xbone.

    HOWEVER. I prefer the Ps4. The Vita crossplay is a...
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    Re: Outside Lands 2014

    Where were you? In our section everyone was dancing and singing and loving the show. He wasn't as cuddly as we've seen him in L.A., but it was a great set. I dunno. Maybe I'm high or just enjoyed the...
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    Re: NIN tour dates

    You don't say. Of course, since Queens of the Stone Age opened for Nine Inch Nails on that show, it's still pretty relevant, donchathink?

    That was a fantastic show.
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    I think this is factual. Win and William Butler grew up in Texas, and they played in 2007 (Neon Bible) and 2010 (Suburbs). We should expect them to close out one night at ACL. They also have Aug 1-7...
  33. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I played a few hours of South Park: The Stick of Truth tonight. It was extremely funny and relatively well made, and I would have played longer except I'm not that into RPGs and I just checked it out...
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    Re: Outkast 2014 tour extravaganza

    How in the hell do those dates rule out Lollapalooza? Toronto is 8 hours from Chicago by bus, and they're playing Toronto Aug 3. They could easily play Day 1 of Lollapalooza August 1... and could...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    I don't get this comment. There are a ton of trees in Grant Park, and generally several sponsored tents. The festival footprint is huge. Are you sure you've been to Lollapalooza? Few trees at ACL and...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    While hunting Hotwire for a hotel near Grant Park for Lollapalooza (7/31/14-8/3/14), I happened upon a 4* for $174 in Millenium Park-Grant Park, and decided to take the plunge.

    The amenities are:...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    For me...

    Picture: 12 Years A Slave
    Actor: Matthew McConaughey
    Actress: Amy Adams
    Supporting Actor: Jared Leto
    Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
    Director: Steve McQueen
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    Re: The Misc Award Show Thread

    This thread is a great idea. We can complain about the CMT Awards here, too.

    I mean... complain that they exist, not complain about who wins. Just watched Dallas Buyers Club. Matthew McC for the...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    Tons of the predictions on the Lolla board include Pearl Jam as the #1 headliner. They last headlined Lolla in '07, which was a fantastic show. Does anybody have an insight on why so many folks think...
  40. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I just finished Killzone: Shadow Fall and started playing NBA2k14 and Dead Rising 3. Here's what I thought:

    NBA2k14 - Gave up REALLY quickly. Played one game and decided this fucking piece of shit...
  41. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Titanfall is bad fucking ass. If you ask is it a system seller... depends on the gamer. I would buy an Xbox One for it, just because I'd know there were other great games coming... but as it is, bad...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Not really. The question isn't whether Kubrick faked the moon landing or not, the question is whether the imagery used by Kubrick was designed to create that illusion, or reflect on that possibility....
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    LOL. Really? That was just about the most credibly stuff in the entire doc, and really the only part that had any substantive evidence backing it.
  44. Thread: NFL Time

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    Re: NFL Time

    I could own one of those jerseys. #brownsfan
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I didn't love it, but I was really happy with the accuracy. I like the actors (Alpha Dog reunion FTW!) a lot and generally enjoy military flicks. That said, it doesn't rank up there with the likes of...
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    Re: Let's talk about Beck, man

    I love Geuro. It might have been my favorite album that year and I still find most of the tracks incredibly enjoyable. It might be light fare compared to some of his more personal work, but I think...
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    Re: Upcoming Las Vegas shows

    Who else is seeing QotSA at the Hard Rock next week (2/13/14)? We're headed in with intent to gamble and rock it out.
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    People have this impression of The Wire that it tries so hard to be IMPORTANT TELEVISION. It doesn't. It tries to tell a story of what it's really like on the streets from both sides, and that...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    My problem with American Hustle is that it's a heist movie without a good heist... it's an Oscar-bait movie without much emotional pull... it's a period piece that reflects little of the era it takes...
  50. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Oh, man, I don't agree with this at all. I loved Bioshock 2. I thought the end was freaking fantastic - all the Big Sister stuff was freaking cool. Every Bioshock game has a killer ending.
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