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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Great comparison. BoJack starts dumb but by the end of the season I'm trying to figure out how to recommend the talking horse cartoon to friends, and I'm stumbling over explaining why a love interest...
  2. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    No thanks. This is the perfect video game review because it demonstrates just how different gamers are... I cannot stand any of those games. I bought Bloodborne for my nephew for his birthday knowing...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    You're bailing WAY too soon. If you're unclear about the potential of the show, jump ahead to the last three episodes of the first season. The slow start means little... just like with The Office or...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    That's surprising as well... to be honest, less surprising than two metal headliners. Outkast doesn't really count as a hip-hop headliner, though, really... they're a 90s reunion act and were a...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    I'm not prepared to say the undercard is crap at this point. Last year you had acts like Parquet Courts and Royal Blood and Benjamin Booker that didn't look like much on the poster and once you...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    We all pretty much agreed that Foos are one of the top three due to no Texas tour dates and gaps during both ACL weekends... and they haven't played ACL since 2008 and did Austin on the Sonic...
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    Re: Austin City Limits 2015

    I doubt Metallica because of the Foos... but they did play OSL a couple years ago together (Foos sub'd for Neil Young & Crazy Horse because Dave wanted to, they didn't headline). And who knows - the...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    Crossing my fingers for DFA1979 but they were in Austin for FFF last year, so who knows? Metallica seems unlikely with Foos almost definitely on the bill - but then again, if you can have two rap...
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    Re: Lollapalooza 2015

    This feels like a lineup with unopposed headliners. The McCartney crowd is going to be ridiculous.

    I would go if I'd never seen Metallica or Florence, but the journey is much too far for repeats...
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    Re: White. Jack White.

    If Jack started every encore with Ball and Biscuit and ended each with Seven Nation Army, I would not complain. He's at the stage in his career when adding one or two blistering tracks per album will...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    If Phil Collins was headlining against Muse, I would see Phil. I think I'll start that rumor.
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    I LOL'd at this, and it's right.

    I was wondering when Muse would put out a Duran Duran song, maybe this is it. I certainly can't complain about naked bodypainted models.
  13. Re: “It’s very possible I’ll go back to Blur, it really is very possible”

    The most magical quality of Damon Albarn is that he will literally make whatever song he feels like making, and screw you if you don't like it. It's almost an aggressive level of artistry.
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    Re: Outside Lands 2015

    I have to admit some small (large) part of me hopes Sam Smith contracts a super-virulent but non-life-threatening disease and cannot play all these festivals. In the grand scheme of acts I'm...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Man, I don't know. I think my two favorite songs on that record are Next Girl and Ten Cent Pistol, and they're far from the overproduced BK sound we're dealing with now. They're still exactly the...
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    Re: so... we are halfway through the 2010s...

    Said like someone that doesn't realize there are two more Black Keys albums yet to come on this list. ;)
  17. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    Yeah, I played that some on the PS3, and it was fun.. but a much more limited number of modes and players that what Hardline brings. My hope is that EA co-opted and improved on the concept. I know...
  18. Thread: Modest Mouse

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    Re: Modest Mouse

    Yeah, I actually had to Google A. Cunanan because I'm dumb or something. I dunno, I guess my mind can't keep all the crazies in. It is a weird song, but I used to love how Soundgarden would throw in...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Like the show. Love Ellie. I enjoy the autotune thing, although it's acted too precisely for my tastes - if it was a bit weirder (like real Youtube weirdos) I would laugh. Instead, I just smile a...
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    Re: It's raining...... thelastgreatman

    I have to admit I hated his board schtick (and the whole snarky internet negativity thing in general), but I was shocked to hear this and it is always sad when someone goes before their time. One...
  21. Thread: Modest Mouse

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    Re: Modest Mouse

    I'm not sure about this album yet. I never liked Modest Mouse until I accepted them as this generation's Talking Heads, and suddenly it was okay. As such, I love "Lampshades on Fire", but the rest of...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    The first two episodes of Yahoo's Community S5 are up here: https://screen.yahoo.com/community/
  23. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I played the game for a day or two and I was happy to be done with it. I enjoyed it, but damn if it isn't a little MUCH. Great rental, I'd guess, like the SSX series. The missions are straight outta...
  24. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I finally dusted off my Xbone and played through Sunset Overdrive this weekend - with Battlefield Hardline and the EA Access $30/year deal (gives you the sports games, Need for Speed, and Battlefield...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    That's exactly what I thought at the intro - and right after posting on here about Muse Depeche Mode pseudo-covers. LOL.

    Also... the thing that I like about Muse is that they're making music that...
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    Re: Muse 7th album.

    It's nice to see some younger posters here in the forum. I mean... I didn't think ANYONE avoided Muse on their past three tours.

    The last album definitely wasn't a Muse album (as they are...
  27. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I just start playing The Order: 1886 (it's on Redbox now) for PS4 and I'm literally angry at the review culture that we live in.

    Sure, the game lacks replayability and has no multiplayer, so that...
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    Re: Fun Fun Fun Fest 10 Year Anniversary!!!

    Just grabbed my Early bird tickets. They're $159 all in, no taxes or shipping or other bullshit to worry about.

    Really hoping they snag Faith No More for this, but a lineup as eclectic as last...
  29. Thread: Hey, Books

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    Re: Hey, Books

    This is the post where I admit that someone has wrangled me into the audiobook of 50 Shades of Grey.

    I'm listening at 1.6x speed so the stupid flies by faster, and am desperately hoping that the...
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    Re: The Sex thread

    Okay, so I have a couple of sex thread topics that have come up lately. First (minor) thing - my ex is now into underarm licking. Having her underarms licked, like, to the point of near orgasm. I...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    Herein I agree with you on the "mixed feelings", disagree with you on the African-American actor (Keith David, not Ernie Hudson), and otherwise refuse to walk down that path, as hysterical as the...
  32. Re: THE GAMING HARDWARE THREAD: PS4 - WII U - XBone - PS3 - 360 - WII

    I loved that game. Played through it on both the Ps3 and Ps4 and even picked up the digitial download version so I can play it again sometime in the future. Naughty Dog FTW.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I saw "The Things We Do in the Shadows" over the weekend... solid mockumentary with slow moments but a handful of HUGE laughs. Like many indies (and movies in general) the third act is sluggish as...
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    Re: GIRLS ON HBO appreciation/ discussion thread

    I wonder if it's a mandate that when one character has a problem, the first time they confront one of their friends with the problem, that friend has to ignore the concern and react with their own...
  35. Thread: SXSW 2015

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    Re: SXSW 2015

    Wow. I'd go just for that comedy lineup. How hard is it to get into those shows, generally? Like an Al Madrigal or Todd Glass level celebrity.
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    Re: Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    The 2015 lineup dropped today:

    Skrillex, R. Kelly, Weezer, Steve Angello, Major Lazer, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Mastodon, Flume,...
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Awesome! I'm still considering going, but this cold of the last few days has me thinking camping anywhere is a bad idea. LOL.
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    Re: It's Raining #HUMBLEBRAGS

    What a strange coincidence for me... I had his episode of the Pete Holmes' "You Made It Weird" podcast queued up on my phone before he passed away (without realizing it), so the very next podcast I...
  39. Re: Mikki Ekko live on Letterman - holy crap!!

    That was pretty solid. A little Blue Man Groupy, but they definitely did what they needed to do to take advantage of the platform.

    My favorite Letterman performance...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    If you actually had a point, perhaps I would have missed it. Instead you just said "I disagree with everyone". Bravo. You're a credit to the Internet with your bullshit tough guy act.
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Also spoilers about Whiplash!

    You don't think the kid came in just as damaged? He doesn't have any friends, he clearly already takes drumming (And the jazz art) super-seriously from when he was a...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Big movie tear leading up to the Oscars... saw Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, and (just because) Horrible Bosses 2.

    Selma - I watched this in response to the idiot Academy voter who...
  43. Thread: Articles 2.0

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    Re: Articles 2.0

    The murderers who perpetrated the above racial attack were sentenced between to between 7 and 50 years in federal prison. That's a great speech, and I have to seriously wonder just what motivated...
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    Re: The Post Your Picture Thread

    Meow indeed! Great picture!

    Here's a photo of me apparently shocked to be with Royal Blood's Mike Kerr in Dallas:
    http://i58.tinypic.com/15gfk3t.jpg
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    As long as Damon Lindelof stays far away from Prometheus 2: Prometheus Harder (and everything else I love) I will be happy.

    Blokamp is really the perfect guy to jump into the Alienverse. And why...
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    Re: The Cathode Ray Mission: The Misc. Television Thread

    The "Winter is Coming" thing was hilarious. Andy is a bit of a precious character, but it's extremely gratifying that we live in a time when a network TV show can just go completely off the rails...
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    Re: Next time you try to look hot...

    Real life LOL from the robot cat. OMG.
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    That's cool. I've never been into psych music and I legit had never heard of them before Sonic Highways, but if some of you LIKE them and haven't seen the Austin episode of SH, you should watch it....
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    Re: Burning Man 2015

    Yeah, I didn't get any either. Nice job to those who did. Freaking online wait lists... grrr
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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2015

    Okay, in measuring my own idiotude... did most of you not know who 13FE were prior to recently, or what?

    I'm not from Austin, and I'm not really into psychadelic music, but the amount of folks...
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