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  1. Re: Podcasts. No clever thread titles, just podcasts.

    I'm trying to get into it, but it's not happening for me yet. The production is excellent, but the murder itself just hasn't gripped me. It's like a season of "The Killing".
  2. Thread: NFL Time

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    Re: NFL Time

    Exactly... "We've almost won the game! Time to ruin it with moronitude!"

    Reminded me of the relatively innocent move by Dwayne Rudd of the Browns when he cost them an opening game win by taking...
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    Re: I Just Don't Get the Hype

    QotSA - I think you have to listen to the albums long-form. The live show absolutely *didn't* do it for me, although they have a great setlist now. The first time I saw them was at Universal opening...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    Here's your likely first headliner... Foo Fighters. No Texas dates and gaps during both ACL weekends. Also no shows during Lolla, but they played there in '11.

    09/30 – Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank...
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    Re: NFL Time

    That has to be the worst social media fail of all time.
  6. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I wouldn't be able to focus on the book at all. Those books take forever, too, like 24 hours per audiobook. I usually listen to all the audio through my Beats so game audio, chat audio AND an...
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    Re: 2014 Secret Santa Thread

    1) What is your favorite color?
    Orange. Or green. But usually orange. Not black! Black is boring.

    2) What is your T-shirt size?
    Medium, because obviously I'm a hipster.

    3) What is your...
  8. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Played my first three hours of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare multiplayer last night. It was cool! I really enjoyed the newfangled laser weapons and unlocks and jet packing, and the way they've...
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    Re: 2013 Secret Santa Thread

    I would do this, since I hate so many of you, and so many of you hate me. The passive aggressiveness would be amazaring.
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    Re: Let's talk about Beck, man

    Guero is my all-time most played Beck album. It's just so listenable. Nothing quite as amazing as "I want to get with you... and your sister... I think her name is Debra?" but it's a great album...
  11. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I don't think I've ever seen a more rabid bunch of Wii U die-hards. Not even the Nintendo reps at E3 stoke the fires like you guys do.

    Back in the real world, Target is doing Buy Two, Get One Free...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I don't know. It was beautifully colorful in 3D and all the flying sequences and stuff are 3D eye candy.

    Big Hero 6 is awesome, though. I've heard a few friends rumble about it being predictable,...
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    Ladies and gentlemen... your first place Cleveland Browns. And a home game this week against a guy who's only ever started one game in cold weather - in college - and he completed 30% of his passes...
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    Re: KRoq Almost Acoustic Xmas 2014

    Yeah, not enough people here mentioned Royal Blood. They have the perfect amount of material for these crapfests and they absolutely rock.
  15. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I have a couple kids and I thought it was the best game of that year. Beat it again on the Ps4 and enjoyed it just the same!
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    DFA, Foos, and Trombone Shorty were excellent. Gogol was a letdown due to sound problems and being in the dark on such a small stage. Kind of cramped and rushed.

    Rode the bumper cars and the...
  17. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Hahaha. Seriously. Get off the internets and go watch Alien. :)
  18. Thread: NFL Time

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    Re: NFL Time

    I can't be the only one who had a series of mini-strokes watching Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden battle it out on MNF last night. #BrownsNightmare
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    I would say generally that's right. Sometimes artists are just slow to get on stage, sometimes they rush through their set. Sometimes it's hot and they want to get the fuck off the stage. But if...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    Honestly, the bigger issue would be if she was a Steelers fan. That would be a complete and impossible incompatibility.

    We're going to a lake house this weekend with her best friends and I thought...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    They always have an hour on the four main stages unless you're a morning act at Lolla and ACL. That doesn't mean the artists play for an hour, but the stages alternate 1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5... until the...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    No sir. You gotta pay or win if you wanna get in. But they also don't have Ticketmonster or other stupid fees, so you get in cheap. Mine was $900 for four tickets. I don't know what the extra...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    Voodoo. ACL. Lolla. Outside Lands. Bonnaroo. Sasquatch. I could go on.... pretty much everyone. If it's past 3pm, you're getting hour sets for just about everybody just about everywhere.

    Just not...
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    Re: Fuck the Republican Party.

    So I have a new girlfriend. She's brilliant and gorgeous and has a great job... and she's a Republican. Now that's not uncommon in Texas, so I was prepared that this might eventually happen, but I've...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    Pretty much everyone does hour sets for most bands.. just not Coachella. ACL and Lolla are one hour sets for anybody after the early afternoon. I don't get Coachella's obsession with short sets....
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    Austin City Limits 2015

    Zilker Park. Two weekends: Oct 2-4 and 9-11, 2015.

    Early bird tickets are $225 on sale NOW: http://www.aclfestival.com/

    Regular price will be $250 when that sale ends. Get in now if you're a...
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    Re: The 2014 MLB Thread

    Really? This is how you view the fans... by dredging up a horrible incident and the reaction to it?

    I'm pretty sure L.A. fans can't be measured by beating the life out of Giants and Padres fans,...
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    It wasn't bad at all. There's a long walk (by ACL standards, short compared to Lolla) through some winding gates to get to the buses, but easy from there. Pearl Jam stopped playing at 10:15 or so, by...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I didn't really evaluate it filmically, I guess I was watching for comparison to the book and the translation. Which is to say I wasn't critical, and I was ready to be entertained.

    The vast...
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    By the way - shades of 2002 and 2007 from my Cleveland Browns. Every game is down to the wire, and the schedule is such that a playoff push might happen.

    If we can beat the Steelers at home, then...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I'm in the niche of people that usually likes both Kevin Smith films and trash horror films, and I found Tusk absolutely awful and tedious. Granted, I usually watch both Kevin Smith movies and trash...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Because of the end? (No spoilers) The book was pretty solid, with the exception of the male characters being flat. A lot of folks hate the end...
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    Re: NFL Time

    WTF is wrong with people?

    It's a football game, idiots.
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    My friends who backed out backed in again yesterday afternoon. We went to the festival and the one person without a wristband got one off someone leaving the festival for nothing. I don't usually...
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    I have three SUNDAY 10/5 single day passes for face value if anyone needs one. Or three. I might still go but I'm all depressy and going 10/10-12 anyhow.
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    Re: Royal Blood for 2015

    They are really good, although they don't have a lot of material.

    Watching/listening to the sounds coming out of that bass is pretty interesting stuff. For a two piece, they have a lot of sound.
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    Re: Tell Us About 2014 Releases

    I agree with this. I was kind of expecting a cash in album, and this is by far definitely not that. Great album. It's been in my brain 24/7. Also been abusing Royal Blood, but it doesn't stick in my...
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    Re: Upcoming Shows

    Going to see Royal Blood in Dallas at Trees tonight. They play the Troubadour next week - I really love their album and they killed it at Lollapalooza on a small stage.

    The Troubadour show is sold...
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    Re: True Detective

    Watched this in a couple day marathon. I was underwhelmed because of the non-criminal aspects of the story. I loved the leads, and I loved the finale, but there was just too much in the middle for me...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    LOL. I've seen it. It's terrible. Go waste your money, but when you chuckle to yourself wondering why you spent your time and money, think of me.

    I loved Red State. Loved it. Would never have...
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    Re: U2 Discussion 2014

    I don't like U2 at all post-Achtung Baby (probably a common thing) but I think the Apple backlash is probably the most egregious sort of White People Problems I've even seen. Seriously, my FB should...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    OMG. Folks, Kevin Smith's "Tusk" is freaking awful.

    There is a high profile looooong cameo in the movie that redeems it a little, and the performance by Michael Parks is fantastic, but the movie...
  43. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    The Last of Us being underrated is a reference to the fact that a great many websites/publications seemed to forget it existed after a couple of months when Grand Theft Auto V was released, not a...
  44. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Just finished The Last of Us Remastered (PS4), also beat it on the PS3. Fantastic game. Underrated, if that's a thing that happens with huge blockbuster games.

    I loved it. Lots of moments when I...
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    Re: Fantasy Football '14

    PM'd Fourthisto. I'm in for the final spot if it's still open!
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    Re: Fantasy Football '14

    I'd like to be on the waitlist again. My auction league folded this year so I can't defend my championship. Wahhh.
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    For all of the BS this festival gets around here (and on their own board), this year was a blast for my crew. We had three kids (10, 14, 15) who had never been to a festival before, and it made some...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    We picked up a couple passes a few days before for $250, then got a text the morning of for $200.

    I slipped off my wristband and gave it to a teeny Asian girl when I left on Sunday, so she got in...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    Today was a blast for us... Eminem was excellent in closing the first night, and Rihanna came out for 3-4 songs. Enjoyed Interpol and Royal Blood a lot, and what I saw of Lorde was good stuff....
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    OMG. I love this town and I love this festival. So glad to be in Chicago to close out the month of July.

    The Swissotel is pretty badass, too. Yay!
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