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Basically anything by OK Go. Their music is frequently forgettable, but every goddamned video they make is a fucking marvel. Watch the Rube Goldberg machine in This Too Shall Pass and tell me that's not one of the greatest things you've ever seen.

Before OK Go, Peter Gabriel unquestionably had the best videos. Sledgehammer, Digging in the Dirt, Big Time, Shock the Monkey, etc. He was always the singer who cared the most about the visuals, back from old Genesis days. I saw him in concert twice, and it was like going to the fucking theater, because there were so many artistic flourishes.

Also I'll toss in a few others that come to mind:

-- Street Spirit (Fade Out), Radiohead
-- Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve
-- Weapon of Choice, Fatboy Slim
Sep 22, 2017 2:45 PM
I know we're well past the original mark. But I'll be tethered here for the next 24 hours, so if you can do calls to Europe without paying extra, and you're besieged by creeping loneliness, I'm here for you.
Sep 22, 2017 1:47 PM
R.I.P. Jake LaMotta. Doug Stanhope has a bit about how the Raging Bull was his neighbor.
Sep 20, 2017 3:39 PM
Rooby Roo
boozeIn this day and age (read: my age), I no longer enjoy tense first-person shooters (e.g. the Half-Life variety) like I used to. I've found myself going back and playing old Age of Empires/Age of Mythology-type games, as well as Civilization 4-6, Plants vs. Zombies, with the occasional dabble into Diablo III, Starcraft 2 and maybe GTA 5 if I have some spark in me. My favorite games of all-time are of the artistic, funny, laid-back puzzle variety, think Grim Fandango and Monkey Bay stuff.

Help a geezer out.

I'm the same way. I bought Doom and I love the speed and fluidity of it, but my nerves are jangly enough as it is, so I have to be in the right mood for that type of game.

What system do you play on? PS4 or PC?

I have a gaming laptop, which is woefully under-challenged by most of what I play on it.

Another reason for not playing FPS and such is that I like to play those with the volume cranked, I hate headphones, and I live out of hotel rooms. So I'd probably have the folks in the next rooms thinking there was a horrible massacre going on.
Sep 19, 2017 5:53 PM
NimChimpsky
boozeIn this day and age (read: my age), I no longer enjoy tense first-person shooters (e.g. the Half-Life variety) like I used to. I've found myself going back and playing old Age of Empires/Age of Mythology-type games, as well as Civilization 4-6, Plants vs. Zombies, with the occasional dabble into Diablo III, Starcraft 2 and maybe GTA 5 if I have some spark in me. My favorite games of all-time are of the artistic, funny, laid-back puzzle variety, think Grim Fandango and Monkey Bay stuff.

Help a geezer out.


Broken Age.

Cheers, downloading now, I haven't read anything about it so I'll go in blind.

Also, like an idiot I said Monkey Bay, when I meant the Monkey Island games, the Guybrush Threepwood stuff.
Sep 19, 2017 5:48 PM
I'm 46, so obviously I could be a dad, though I have no desire to ever have any screaming little shit machines.

To comment on things in this thread, I like what I've heard of Arcade Fire. I too liked Coldplay's first album (not much since). "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon is a great karaoke song, as long as for shits and giggles you dedicate it to someone in the audience whom it will make truly uncomfortable, the same way as "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind. I haven't heard any Wilco recently, but like what I know of them, and they've done stuff with Billy Bragg whom I like.

What's most embarrassing is that I don't even know half of the bands that are being listed here, that's what happens when you live overseas for years and don't hear this shit. For example, I have no idea who John Misty is. I'll catch up to him (them?) when it's grandpa rock.
Sep 19, 2017 1:27 PM
In this day and age (read: my age), I no longer enjoy tense first-person shooters (e.g. the Half-Life variety) like I used to. I've found myself going back and playing old Age of Empires/Age of Mythology-type games, as well as Civilization 4-6, Plants vs. Zombies, with the occasional dabble into Diablo III, Starcraft 2 and maybe GTA 5 if I have some spark in me. My favorite games of all-time are of the artistic, funny, laid-back puzzle variety, think Grim Fandango and Monkey Bay stuff.

Help a geezer out.
Sep 19, 2017 1:13 PM
Sprague Dawley
ejalso KE8 this Spraug Dawson guy keeps calling everyone cunts. kthanksbye.

you fucekn dobber. Im onto you. come out where i can see you cunt

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He's behind door number 4. Don't tell him I said so.
Sep 19, 2017 1:06 PM
PaquitoI'm sort of relieved to see this thread, because I thought you might be dying of some physical affliction, KE8. Not that depression isn't a severe condition, it is, but I'm glad to hear your treatment is helping. And that you're still losing weight! At this rate, you'll definitely outlive Booze!

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Anyhow, in relation to the thread, I don't believe I've ever taken any drug (including alcohol) that wasn't for either recreational/sleep purposes or to cure shit like malaria and bilharzia. Come on Yanks, you're over-medicated.
Sep 19, 2017 1:05 PM
I always have mixed feelings about these sort of telethons like the "Hand in Hand" one on Tuesday, supposed to "Raise funds and spirits". People who lost their loved ones, homes, who will likely be in squalid shelters aren't likely to be impressed much by Andy Cohen, Jared Leto and Kate Hudson turning up to man the phones or whatever. So far, $7.5 million has been pledged, yet I've read some estimates exceeding $200 billion dollars for Harvey/Irma depending on Irma's path etc. So, while a nice gesture, it seems a bit ineffective, like someone stopping the use of plastic bags who thinks he's saving the planet.
Sep 8, 2017 11:35 PM
Watched season 4 of Bojack Horseman today. While I don't think it quite hits some of the highs of season 3 (especially the comic ones), it's still very good and oddly affecting. There are a couple of great episodes later in the season. I wasn't a huge fan of the sort of main storyline of the seaon (mild spoiler, but it's in almost every episode: Bojack finds out he has a daughter), I found it kind of annoying at first, but later in the season when tied in with a couple of other things it pays off.
Sep 8, 2017 11:20 PM
Because I'll show up for 30 minutes, or let it auto-pick me, and finish in 7th.
Sep 4, 2017 9:37 PM
ejKE8 once banned me for posting a link--a fucking link--to a long Howard Stern show clip featuring dudes with micropenises. The micropenis guys didn't even show up until fifteen minutes in! And you couldn't even see their junk. They had micropenises!

Yes, well, Jean was upset and got you banned because you're not allowed to link to outside information about posters here.
Aug 29, 2017 6:30 PM
In the leaked script, the bit with Jon and Drogon was a bit different. After losing one dragon, they all mount Drogon, but somehow Jon falls off, and lands in the same lake. After circling a bit, seeing him not surface, and the NK go for another chucking spear, Dany concludes he must be dead and they head off. Jon gets out, cue Benjen, everything else the same. They must have decided it was too tricky to film, or they knew they had shot their wad on the CGI budget, or maybe they just thought Jon being "valiant" would play better.
Aug 29, 2017 6:25 PM
Infinitus Corsair
Infinitus CorsairAll right, everyone just settle down.

*quietly arranges bet with Moses about whether booze will die before Det is deflowered*

Well, my father was an every-day drinker and made it to 86. He mostly drank beer and wine though, and I'm mostly spirits.
Det could get laid this week if he had the determination.
Aug 29, 2017 5:27 AM
Detrimental
booze
Detrimental
booze
Detrimental
You didn't know the Zelda theme? Shame on you

I've heard of games like Legend of Zelda but never played them. I wouldn't recognize any characters and I certainly wouldn't know the theme. I recognized a few things because they were in my face in Japan like Spirited away and Sailor Moon, but again I wouldn't know their themes. So, shame on me. I have had an awful lot of sex though.

Not worth it.

Yeah, but you're like a life-long vegetarian saying bacon isn't worth it. I know of what I speak, when I became a vegetarian, giving up bacon was fucking hard.

You should use the same amount of will power to give up drinking before you know like die.

I became a vegetarian at age 18, I don't have the same willpower.
Aug 29, 2017 5:23 AM
Infinitus Corsair
wirthlingIt's fairly easy to imagine that if they had ten episodes instead of seven to work with, they could have avoided most of the problems about which there were complaints. Then again, they probably would have used those three extra episodes just to show Sam scooping shit, so maybe not.

Does anyone know why they decided to do truncated seasons for the last two? I've been assuming it has to do with contracts for the actors and people like Clarke and Harrington are ready enough to move on that it was prohibitive to extend their contracts. But the thing is so profitable it's hard to make sense of when the story so obviously needed much more room to breathe.

I'm a bit hazy on the details, but I think it was originally just going to go 7 seasons, then they decided to break the last one up, Breaking Bad-style, then they tacked a few extras on and ended up with longer running times. It was originally going to be ten 50-minute episodes and done, now we get 13 with a lot of lengthier ones.
Aug 29, 2017 5:22 AM
Detrimental
booze
Detrimental
You didn't know the Zelda theme? Shame on you

I've heard of games like Legend of Zelda but never played them. I wouldn't recognize any characters and I certainly wouldn't know the theme. I recognized a few things because they were in my face in Japan like Spirited away and Sailor Moon, but again I wouldn't know their themes. So, shame on me. I have had an awful lot of sex though.

Not worth it.

Yeah, but you're like a life-long vegetarian saying bacon isn't worth it. I know of what I speak, when I became a vegetarian, giving up bacon was fucking hard.
Aug 29, 2017 5:16 AM
Detrimental
booze
Detrimental
boozeJean and Det, you've probably seen it, but if not, Happy Xmas.

Embarrassingly I only know about half of those songs.

I knew Star Wars.

You didn't know the Zelda theme? Shame on you

I've heard of games like Legend of Zelda but never played them. I wouldn't recognize any characters and I certainly wouldn't know the theme. I recognized a few things because they were in my face in Japan like Spirited away and Sailor Moon, but again I wouldn't know their themes. So, shame on me. I have had an awful lot of sex though.
Aug 29, 2017 5:08 AM