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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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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!
  10. Re: "Classic" songs that you could go without hearing for 10 years.

    As a fan of Soundgarden, I have to say "Black Hole Sun."

    As a fan of the Rock Band videogame, I have to say anything from the first batch of songs you play in that game, such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs...
  11. Thread: It's NBA time

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    Re: It's NBA time

    I've already pre-warned my friends and family that they'll have to put up with me being a Cavs fan again. I hate to bandwagon, but for some reason I find it easy in basketball. I'm all "Price,...
  12. Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Can we rewind time and nominate Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist? The only nom (and win) it ever got was for Jonathan Katz' voice acting, but that show was fantastic and H. Jon Benjamin was just as...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    I didn't take pics, but.... my passes arrived yesterday! YAY!

    I hope all of you get yours in the coming day. They were bundled with the passes, the souvenir placards, an Uber gift card (only one)...
  14. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    For the record, this pantywaist nature keeps me annoyed with Chuck Palahniuk as well. I'll struggle through all the violence and gruesomeness and a fascinating third act will bring me back home....
  15. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    Wow. This just goes to show the vast difference of opinions that folks can have about a writer. Probably half of the book club has already shut down reading Blood Meridian. I'm nearly finished but...
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    Re: interpol return to studio

    I like it. I can't get any friends on the Interpol bandwagon, though.

    I wonder if bandwagon is more appropriate when referring to actual bands?
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    I have four 3-day passes for Weekend 2 that I'm looking to possibly swap for Weekend 1. If anybody here knows someone wanting the opposite trade, let me know. I think the only major difference is...
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    I'm not saying she's a feminazi or anything, but look at his article history and it's obvious she would have liked the show better if it was Jacqueline White. Jsia
  19. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    I've been swallowing Christopher Moore books whole lately. Started with Lamb, then A Dirty Job, then The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, then The Island of the Sequined Love Nun, then Fool and The...
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    Re: Send Lawyers, Guns, And Money

    No, you can't avoid paying California taxes and whatnot by incorporating elsewhere. You just get double-fisted by Delaware and California for operating in Cali. And it sucks.

    I dunno about the...
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    Re: Hey dumbass, watch Louie.

    If you like this show, check out the Irvine dates for the Oddball Comedy Festival - Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron.... and a few others.
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    Voodoo posted an official Spotify playlist today.

    I fucking love DFA 1979. Totally stoked about this thing.
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    I like all festivals that actually try to put something cool together... Voodoo does that. Some festivals (like that piece of shit the Sunset Strip MF, which finally has a decent lineup this year......
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    With the ridiculous number of shows on your radar, it seems queer to have to let you in on the fact that appreciation of music is subjective - and you're on the losing end of this one. The real world...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    Arctic Monkeys are boring now? Their Coachella set a few years ago was one of the fastest pace shows I've seen, and hella good. Some of their newer material is quite a bit slower than their frantic...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    They're rare gets for festival fans, yes. That's close to the end of festival season, and I think DFA has only put FFF on their festival schedule. Foos were at one or two fests, I think.

    And if...
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    Re: Outkast 2014 tour extravaganza

    LOL. Outkast are raining all over my festival season. I "get" to see those mofos three times this year. :) Just kidding, I like Outkast but I was hoping to avoid this type of saturation...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    I don't know how anybody could complain about this lineup given the ticket cost and geography. Foos are fairly exclusive at US festivals this year and a great festival rock act (you know, hits and...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Varys' actions and end game make a lot more sense when you read the books. In the book, he let Tyrion climb the ladder to go up to the Tower of the Hand, and it didn't make much sense at the time -...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    The year Soundgarden headlined they didn't drop the lineup till June either - maybe there was crossover with Bonnaroo that year. Or maybe they just needed to be fiscally responsible - i.e. not blow...
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    Last night in Shreveport. Ball and Biscuit and Raconteurs FTW! Loved this show. :)

    High Ball Stepper
    Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
    (The White Stripes song)
    Lazaretto
    Temporary Ground ...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    EXACTLY. While most films are either ultra-romanticizing or cute-ifying relationships, or culling them from tough circumstances and selling that as "love", this movie says "hey, this relationship is...
  33. Re: JAY Z's 2014 Made In America Festival ~ LOS ANGELES EDITION!

    I can't imagine anyone ever traveling to that lineup. But to LA sure. But damn.
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    They have done an awful job of creating the "Mountain is a truly terrible dude" vibe from the books, and tried their best to jam it all into one episode.

    I was uncomfortable reading about all the...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I agree with that. But there are a lot of people who go see a movie (or rent a DVD) and have never even seen the trailer for it. They see a name like Ben Stiller or Will Ferrell and think...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Yeah, opinions are all over the place on this. I think people expected to LOL at Ben Stiller and they got more of a movie with heart. Reminded me a lot of Stranger Than Fiction, which a lot of Will...
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    Re: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

    Yeah, and the "he played a town near you" line is laughable. I was out of town when Numan rolled through the town near me. I was at Coachella when he got Volcano'd out, though, and would love to see...
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    Re: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

    I would love the Black Stage and have been trying to see Gary Numan for years.

    Probably will opt out of this though - with Voodoo the week before and ACL just a few weeks.... Ugh. Here's to hoping...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2014

    Schedule is up!!! And for my tastes, very little conflict to deal with. I may pop in late Friday and probably stay on the Bud Light side most of Friday and the Samsung side Sat-Sun.
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    One thing's for sure - if you go to ACL and you have an Android phone - bring it. Samsung (I think) had a serious presence there last year and doing some Samsung Galaxy-related activities early in...
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    Re: Voodoo Experience 2014

    I think the festival winds up at 11-11:30 on Friday and Saturday and 9:30 or so on Sunday. Typically gets going about 11am. The general idea is the bottom tier are local bands and more southern...
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    Re: LA Rising 2014

    Here's the thing about great old bands making new music. Sometimes the band was done FOR A REASON. Maybe they didn't have much to say artistically anymore, and requesting new bad music is folly....
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    Re: LA Rising 2014

    RATM setlist haters crack me the fuck up.

    They'd rather hear a fresh new setlist from a terrible indie band with a "hit" from a Honda commercial than one of the tightest, most energetic sets from...
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    Re: The dreaded wife / girlfriend conflict

    The biggest problem I have with Craig is that he finds it hilariously simple to data mine all of the users on the board, but he still thought the Cult were playing the Electric album at Coachella....
  45. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    It's definitely "Grand Theft Horse" at the beginning (so much riding around), but you can finish the story and most of the side objectives in about 20 hours and it is AMAZING. The ending has to be...
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Real life LOL at "Whorse".

    I don't like Rapist Jaime, but the 4th book was so dull I feel like the showrunners can go crazy to keep us interested. Or they can just abandon all Greyjoy nonsense...
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    No Strokes. It's an empty page titled Julian Casablancas that's been deleted, and he was miserable at Coachella regardless. Nothing to see here!
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    Re: HBO greenlights Game of Thrones!

    Well, it gives Jaime a completely different tone than the book. In the book he seems lovelorn and sympathetic. The book Jaime wouldn't rape anybody.
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    Re: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014

    What I didn't like about it was kind of how boring and homogenized it all was. None of the artsy-ness of Coachella, it wasn't downtown, so you lose some of the grandeur of Lollapalooza, doesn't have...
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    Re: Worst Perfomance?

    Is this a serious thing? Because if it is, I kind of like "laughing stalk" more than "laughingstock", which doesn't really make much sense. I kind of see Julian Casablancas as a 40-year old piece of...
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