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all the best shit of 2011

skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEGRegistered User regular
edited December 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
okay so many of you know that I am all up ons when it comes to year end retrospectives

best ____ of 2011 makes me so excite

so um

TELL ME YOUR GOOD SHIT FROM 2011

also note: this does not have to be shit that came out in 2011 although that is welcome

it can be shit you discovered in 2011 like HAY WHY Y'ALL DIDN'T TELL ME BOUT DIS

please include a little explanation with your stuff!

okay so some good shit 2011:

good games!

dark souls
-- this game hard as fuck. jesus christ. it made me yell "YOU FUCKING CUNTS" at the screen.

darksiders
-- love the art style in this game. and it's nice and short! and I beat it! yussss

indie games
-- what! I thought these games suck! but some of them are p good like jamestown or the binding of isaac or limbo or braid or

good books!

embassytown by china mieville
-- I can never remember how to spell dis muf fucka name. still this books is rad. it is sci fi? I don't usually like sci fi? so what! it is great!

hyperion by dan simmons
-- this is a good book! it reminds me of chaucer but in space

good movies!

tucker and dale vs evil
-- funny! a clever reimagining of your typical horror movie. I liked it a lot

god I fucking love movies how sad is it I can only thing of one I saw this year that was awesome :(

good shows

always sunny in philly
-- hee hee hee. funny fuckin show!

new girl
-- I don't want to like this show but it makes me laugh. which is a good recommendation I think?

worst cooks in america
-- god I love everything on the food network but this show is rad. also chopped and next iron chef

good music!

tool
-- these motherfuckers. they make some good shit! where y'all been hidin this band

gogol bordello
-- this band is awesome, it makes me want to drink vodka

dessa
-- I saw her in concert this year. she is so pretty I will kiss her face (don't tell my wife oh god). she was bad ass in concert. also this dude who opened for her, sims, was good. so was this other dude, lazerbeak

atmosphere
-- god loves ugly! when life gives you lemons you paint that shit gold! good shit doggs, real talk

good technology!

ipad
-- THIS FUCKING THING. I use it to forum while my wife watches the worst tv ever, it is so great. also I use it to look up recipes in the kitchen

projector
-- seriously get one of these. my tv screen is like 100" I feel like I live in a movie theater jesus christ

good shit that happened!

life
-- I created one! kinda! it is a fetus but I did my part, my wife better hurry up wit dis babby

god
-- is dead. just kidding! but seriously I embraced my athiesm this year and I am happier because of it

the gays
-- dadt got repealed. that is so great. I hope it provides a launching pad for people to challenge the federal doma thing



OKAY SO LET'S CELEBRATE 2011 TELL ME YOUR GOOD SHIT FROM THE YEAR SO I CAN LOVE IT TOO UNF UNF

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  • DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    Lots of dead ass holes this year.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    movies

    i really liked contagion, x men first class, and the last harry potter movie!

    them shits was bangin

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  • y2jake215y2jake215 The style is radiation leak at mile island Also known as Chernobyl talk, listen for the sirensRegistered User regular
    Breaking Bad Season 4

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    maybe i'm streaming terrible dj right now if i am its here
  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Best Games
    Batman Arkham City (The Melee Combat is lovely), Portal 2 (Excellent Writing), inFamous 2 (Great characters and gameplay), The Stanley Parable (Funny, Thoughtful, Terrifying).

    Tech
    I'm enjoying my Samsung Galaxy S 5.0 Wifi media player, especially how I haven't had to convert any media to play is and it doesn't need an application to load files onto it.

    TV
    Charlie Brooker bookends my TV experience with "How TV Ruined Your Life" at the start of the year and "Black Mirror" at the end. HTVRYL partially summarises his earlier Screenwipe work but has some great jokes of its own, while Black Mirror hits my need for satire.

    Personal Stuff
    My brother got married to a lovely lady, I entered into a mortgage to live in a nice house, and it looks like I'm rounding off the year by being on the short list for promotion!

  • dbrock270dbrock270 Registered User regular
    tool
    -- these motherfuckers. they make some good shit! where y'all been hidin this band


  • ArchArch An insect, therefore, is not afraid of gravity Registered User regular
    But for real, I got into graduate school, so BEST DREAM FULLFILLMENT 2011 goes to me

    This has been a pretty interesting year for science.

    There were those neutrinos, some scientists discovered a new order of insects (extinct, unfortunately), Carl Zimmer put out a few books, we found out that there is a lot of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, and I am sure there was a lot of other cool science stuff that happened this year I am missing.

    Help me out science-bros!

    @Mojo_Jojo @Electricitylikesme @Fuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud @Winky @Shivahn

  • OrganichuOrganichu Registered User regular
    oh um

    i almost died?

    i developed a serious heart condition and now my periacardium is gonna be gnarled for the rest of my life

    spent 4 days in the hospital

    dat shit was scary

    that changed me pretty good... i am nicer to everyone i meet, and i am less caustic

    i make sure my partners orgasm at least twice for every one of mine etc etc

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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    Good travel
    I did New York City, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Boston, and Salem.

    Good experiences
    I joined an anti-gravity yoga class, visited a ghost town, and started learning Mandarin.

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  • EvigilantEvigilant Registered User regular
    I went (back) into the IRR of the US Army, so I no longer have to report in or serve or deploy. 2 years and 1 month and I'll be out completely after 12 years in the military. I started going to the VA for a serious medical condition, coupled with PTSD and physical ailments from my time in, I'm looking at a moderate rating for disability.

    Those are pretty much the best things to happen to me all year.

    "Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace." - General Dwight D. Eisenhower
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  • RichyRichy Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    But for real, I got into graduate school, so BEST DREAM FULLFILLMENT 2011 goes to me

    This has been a pretty interesting year for science.

    There were those neutrinos, some scientists discovered a new order of insects (extinct, unfortunately), Carl Zimmer put out a few books, we found out that there is a lot of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, and I am sure there was a lot of other cool science stuff that happened this year I am missing.

    Help me out science-bros!

    @Mojo_Jojo @Electricitylikesme @Fuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud @Winky @Shivahn

    I feel insulted :p

    There has been some amazing stuff coming from astronomy. Hundreds of new extra-solar planets. The new solar systems are redefining our understanding of how solar systems form. Our theories were based on the one example we had to study and which we assumed was typical, so of course planets are all in the same plane, with small rocky ones inside and large gas giant outside. The discovery of systems with planets in random orbits and gas giants more massive than Jupiter closer to their stars than Mercury is changing all that. I've seen one theory that our system had another more massive gas giant in the past that got expelled, to fit with other systems we found.

    In other news, the first man-made probe left the solar system this year. It found... Nothing. Which is significant - our theories predicted that away from the protection of the un, the probe would enter a zone of violent storm from competing nearby stars. Instead, extra-solar space is extremely calm. Another astronomy theory that we will have to revisit.

    It's an amazing time to be an astronomer (I'm not one, unfortunately).

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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    But for real, I got into graduate school, so BEST DREAM FULLFILLMENT 2011 goes to me

    This has been a pretty interesting year for science.

    There were those neutrinos, some scientists discovered a new order of insects (extinct, unfortunately), Carl Zimmer put out a few books, we found out that there is a lot of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, and I am sure there was a lot of other cool science stuff that happened this year I am missing.

    Help me out science-bros!

    @Mojo_Jojo @Electricitylikesme @Fuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud @Winky @Shivahn
    The 2011 Nobel prize in Chemistry went to the dude who discovered quasi-crystals. No one believed him and he was openly mocked.
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2011/press.html

    Also, my favoritist of subjects, Immunology, got the 2011 Nobel prize in Medicine.
    http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2011/press.html
    They categorized the most complicated system of our body and it was totally awesome.

    Yay Science!


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  • Fuzzy Cumulonimbus CloudFuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud Registered User regular
    Richy wrote:
    Arch wrote:
    But for real, I got into graduate school, so BEST DREAM FULLFILLMENT 2011 goes to me

    This has been a pretty interesting year for science.

    There were those neutrinos, some scientists discovered a new order of insects (extinct, unfortunately), Carl Zimmer put out a few books, we found out that there is a lot of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, and I am sure there was a lot of other cool science stuff that happened this year I am missing.

    Help me out science-bros!

    @Mojo_Jojo @Electricitylikesme @Fuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud @Winky @Shivahn

    I feel insulted :p

    There has been some amazing stuff coming from astronomy. Hundreds of new extra-solar planets. The new solar systems are redefining our understanding of how solar systems form. Our theories were based on the one example we had to study and which we assumed was typical, so of course planets are all in the same plane, with small rocky ones inside and large gas giant outside. The discovery of systems with planets in random orbits and gas giants more massive than Jupiter closer to their stars than Mercury is changing all that. I've seen one theory that our system had another more massive gas giant in the past that got expelled, to fit with other systems we found.

    In other news, the first man-made probe left the solar system this year. It found... Nothing. Which is significant - our theories predicted that away from the protection of the un, the probe would enter a zone of violent storm from competing nearby stars. Instead, extra-solar space is extremely calm. Another astronomy theory that we will have to revisit.

    It's an amazing time to be an astronomer (I'm not one, unfortunately).
    Kepler-22b!!!!!!!

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
  • wanderingwandering Registered User regular
    We started watching Breaking Bad from the beginning a month or two ago. It is a fun timewaster!

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    I meant no disrpect sir skippington

  • AManFromEarthAManFromEarth Their ideas are old and their ideas are bad. The King in the SwampRegistered User regular
    2011 has been a year of mostly shit, but the shiny bits for me would be: Graduating from my BA, getting into a ridiculously good grad school, and moving to the UK for duration of the program.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    Was there any good music made this year besides St. Vincent because I haven't heard a whole lot off good.

  • HacksawHacksaw J Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Richy wrote:
    Good travel
    Seattle

    YOU CAME TO SEATTLE WITHOUT TELLING ME? YOU ARE DEAD TO ME, SIR.

    DEAD

    TO

    ME

  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    Was there any good music made this year besides St. Vincent because I haven't heard a whole lot off good.

    m83
    Austra
    iceage
    battles
    the weeknd
    feist
    wild flag
    laura marling
    the pack ad

    honourable mentions

    the deep dark woods
    zola jesus
    tegan and sara (was a live cd/dvd, so doesn't really count)

    There was also a new Kate Bush album, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

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  • WinkyWinky Registered User regular
    Arch wrote:
    But for real, I got into graduate school, so BEST DREAM FULLFILLMENT 2011 goes to me

    This has been a pretty interesting year for science.

    There were those neutrinos, some scientists discovered a new order of insects (extinct, unfortunately), Carl Zimmer put out a few books, we found out that there is a lot of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans, and I am sure there was a lot of other cool science stuff that happened this year I am missing.

    Help me out science-bros!

    @Mojo_Jojo @Electricitylikesme @Fuzzy Cumulonimbus Cloud @Winky @Shivahn

    This is by far my favorite science of 2011:
    http://healthland.time.com/2011/10/06/monkey-brain-control-the-future-of-robotic-prostheses/

    Quote from the actual paper published in Nature:
    Our BMBI demonstrated direct bidirectional communication between a primate brain and an external actuator. Because both the afferent and efferent channels bypassed the subject’s body, we propose that BMBIs can effectively liberate a brain from the physical constraints of the body.

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Changing the World Order. Registered User regular
    My best is pretty simple.

    Getting into grad school you wanted is the best thing.

    For other stuff, Deus Ex was pretty awesome. Lots of cool stuff from science. Neutrinos. More time hanging out with good friends was cool this year, too.

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  • FeralFeral Who needs a medical license when you've got style? Registered User regular
    Best movie of the year:

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    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch, man" fallacy.
  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    Best Food: Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito. It was here for a limited, and it was awesome. And it's back for a limited time starting tomorrow! I'm so happy right now.

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  • gundam470gundam470 Registered User regular
    Skippy you killed God and created human life, you win the year! Seriously though, congrats!

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  • GaddezGaddez Registered User regular
    2011 was good for me because I spent a full year in film school and for the most part it kicked fucking ass.

    Also: 2011 was the year of revolt. Tunisia, egypt, libya, wisconsin, occupy new york... all over the place people stood up and said we're not gong to take this shit and for better or for worse they are making their voices heard. As a liberal that gives me hope. Hope that people around the world aren't content to maintain the status quo.

    Spoiler:
  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    Naples was pretty cool. As was Napoli style pizza

    Freedom for the Northern Isles!
  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    gundam470 wrote:
    Skippy you killed God and created human life, you win the year! Seriously though, congrats!

    thanks! :D

  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    gundam470 wrote:
    Best Food: Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito. It was here for a limited, and it was awesome. And it's back for a limited time starting tomorrow! I'm so happy right now.

    Best news I've heard all year.

    sadly, that may be true =/

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    this was a good game

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    also skippy was the best feeder of 2011

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote:
    gundam470 wrote:
    Best Food: Taco Bell's Beefy Crunch Burrito. It was here for a limited, and it was awesome. And it's back for a limited time starting tomorrow! I'm so happy right now.

    Best news I've heard all year.

    sadly, that may be true =/

    I've had 10 of those in the last month...

    Here's what I do...
    The Vac - My Science Fiction Epic
    Fortune Pancakes - My Gag-A-Day Comic
  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    Got Married
    Went to Greece
    Took up Snowboarding

    Pretty balling year.

  • SentrySentry Registered User regular
    Best movie: Hugo, hands down. Driver I think is second.
    Best game: Skyrim. Stupid addictive Skyrim.
    Best TV show: Tie between Dexter and American Horror Story

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    wrote:
    When I was a little kid, I always pretended I was the hero,' Skip said.
    'Fuck yeah, me too. What little kid ever pretended to be part of the lynch-mob?'
  • spool32spool32 Contrary Library Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    Best Game
    Skyrim, hands down.

    Best Movie
    The Muppets! Seriously if you haven't seen this yet, you are humorless and I weep for you.

    Best Personal Thing:
    Strong rebuilding year, it feels good to be finally getting back on track. One of the few good things about having the legs knocked out from under us is the chance to rebuild a much more solid financial foundation from core principles.

    Best Food:
    Rocked a great homecooked stew this year for the first time.
    Had fantastic sushi at a place called Beluga.

    Best Reality Show Guy Who Didn't Win
    Ben, the dude with the multiple chef's hats from MasterChef. He totally should've won, I pretty much stopped watching when he got cut!

    Best Meme:
    I used to write year end lists like this all the time, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

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  • skippydumptruckskippydumptruck FAK U HODGEHEG Registered User regular
    edited December 2011
    two of you have mentioned hugo

    it doesnt look good but maybe i should reconsider!

    also i am not a feeder >:[

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  • MimMim Well you paid the price, no doubt. And I wanna have your babies.Registered User regular
    Became single, decided to remain single to really get to know myself and what I want.

    Met some forum goers and had the most fun I have ever had in awhile

    Began really forming connections with folks here on the forums

    Decided I really did not want to go to grad school

    My sister moved away

    I'm sure there is more but right now that was the best of 2011 for me.

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  • LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Registered User regular
    Well, now it looks like i'm copying people, but i totally started grad school. It is awesome.

    I moved all the way across the country, and that was new and different. I've learned how to bake, and that's also super cool.

    I got to hang out with PA people, and that was pretty bad ass.

    "The only way to get rid of a temptation is to give into it." - Oscar Wilde
    "We believe in the people and their 'wisdom' as if there was some special secret entrance to knowledge that barred to anyone who had ever learned anything." - Friedrich Neitzsche
  • VeritasVRVeritasVR Registered User regular
    Joined the military, survived basic training, got the assignment that I wanted in the location that I wanted, got into the grad school that I wanted for the degree that I want...

    Bad people are gone, good things are being passed, bad people are being made fun of, good people are being recognized...

    Everything's coming up Milhouse.

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    Let 'em eat fucking pineapples!
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