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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The Beatles are one of those bands that get such worshipful adulation that they can't help but be overrated. And I think it's largely a function of being the seminal band of the baby boomer generation - there have been bands before and since that deserve as much praise, but didn't have as much of an effect on the culture of a generation that is both large in number and dominant culturally.

    Feral on
    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.
  • HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tav, your new laptop really looks like Christmas wrapping.

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  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited March 2011
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Yeah kind of sounds like one of those generalizations. Though I bet it changes from city to city. Also I think you would have to also throw in the availability of premade meals in the US compared to Europe as well. Also did it just compare super markets verse local grocers.

    Ugh now my brain is running through all the variables that can skew a study like that.

    IIRC the specific thing i was reading was basically a profile of what time determined to be "typical" families in various countries. They had several for different regions of the US. The feature had a photo splash of the families posing with their weekly grocery consumption/ purchase, which was of course unscientific in and of itself, but i believe it was meant to be representative of whatever research/ polling they had done.

    I remember one of the American family (probably the "Southern US" family) was a suburban black family swimming in Dominos and Little Debbie boxes.

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  • OrganichuOrganichu jacobkosh Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    i couldn't have them wait long enough, will

    so they started

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Whooooo weekend! Time to play DRAGON AGE II

    and also do some job-hunting or whatever, iunno

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  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    desc wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    desc wrote: »
    Tav how do you knock back bottles of straight vodka as pre-gaming and stout is, like, too much?

    1 pt vodka, 2 parts pepsi max

    can't even taste the vodka

    ahhhhh

    Most beers taste like grape soda to me these days, so I have to go dark/bitter to really drink one.

    Man, I'd love to try out more beers but I'm far too poor. I can't justify spending €6 on a pint when a 500ml can of Carlsberg is €1. A friend of mine is into homebrewing and it's so goooooood.

    Tav on
  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I view the Beatles music the same way I view Billy Joel's music: Both had some songs I like and a lot of songs that, while not bad by any means, would never ever end up on a playlist in my iPod.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    A Day in the Life is literally better than the entire rest of the beatles catalog I have heard combined

    probably the rest too

    I don't understand it

    it gives me that weird uncomfortable feeling I get on the occasions Ron Paul is making sense about foreign policy or something

    whatever combination of drugs they were on when they wrote that must have accidentally turned into the philosopher's stone

    Elendil on
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Haphazard wrote: »
    Tav, your new laptop really looks like Christmas wrapping.

    I know. It's going to get me so much abuse, but I don't care because it's such a good machine!

    Tav on
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited March 2011
    Organichu wrote: »
    i couldn't have them wait long enough, will

    so they started

    ah well

    i'll just play DA2

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  • Psycho Internet HawkPsycho Internet Hawk Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Irond Will wrote: »
    Mazzyx wrote: »
    Yeah kind of sounds like one of those generalizations. Though I bet it changes from city to city. Also I think you would have to also throw in the availability of premade meals in the US compared to Europe as well. Also did it just compare super markets verse local grocers.

    Ugh now my brain is running through all the variables that can skew a study like that.

    IIRC the specific thing i was reading was basically a profile of what time determined to be "typical" families in various countries. They had several for different regions of the US. The feature had a photo splash of the families posing with their weekly grocery consumption/ purchase, which was of course unscientific in and of itself, but i believe it was meant to be representative of whatever research/ polling they had done.

    I remember one of the American family (probably the "Southern US" family) was a suburban black family swimming in Dominos and Little Debbie boxes.

    http://blog.halbergphotographers.com/2007/12/11/average-weekly-food-consumption-of-families-around-the-world/

    Yeah that one family in North Carolina, I have no idea how they're not all fucking huge.

    Also apparently most of the world guzzles down just as much soda as we do.

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
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    the beatles are hells of not great

    i forget what your objection to the beatles was again
    mostly that they are not great

    i would say they are pretty great

    they were very musically significant, they have a wide range of sounds, they have tons of really catchy, well-made pop songs, some strong ballads, some songs with solid lyrical writing, some funky weird psychedelic shit

    i mean they have tons of really average or boring songs too but that's because they're very prolific
    I mostly don't care about three of those four things so they are super boring

    and I can get funkier, weirder psychadelic shit elsewhere

    A Day in the Life is a really fucking great song though

    I have no idea where that came from

    you're allowed not to be interested but that's a far cry from saying they are not great

    also if you have no appreciation for good pop music i bid you GOOD DAY SIR

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    Inquisitor wrote: »
    I fucking hate you Canadians.
  • TavTav Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm sure at some point The Beatles will click with me (like Pink Floyd did) but till then I still I'm going to continue to find them incredibly dull.

    Tav on
  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Tav wrote: »
    Man, I'd love to try out more beers but I'm far too poor. I can't justify spending €6 on a pint when a 500ml can of Carlsberg is €1. A friend of mine is into homebrewing and it's so goooooood.

    It does add up fast. Clearly your friend needs to keep brewing different styles to keep you covered on the beer front!

    desc on
  • AmphetamineAmphetamine Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The Wisconsin law just got published incredibly illegally.

    Amphetamine on
  • Irond WillIrond Will WARNING: NO HURTFUL COMMENTS, PLEASE!!!!! Cambridge. MAModerator mod
    edited March 2011
    chicken tikka masala & veg korma dinner tonight

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    Tikka masala dinner by irond_will, on Flickr

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  • MimMim There's nothing the matter with my face! I got character.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Ugh, Grey's Anatomy is making me sad.

    Kind of wish we had a Grey's Anatomy thread...

    Mim on
  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Will, I saw this and thought of you.

    picwin1.jpg

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  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Yah, Will I would take it with a grain of salt. Its a pretty complex issue(food shopping) since it changes per region, social class, race, access to fresh food and the cost of such food. Kind of like in Detroit in some parts it is near impossible to get fresh food. I don't think I would make sweeping generalizations till I had seen the full research and what they considered a "typical" American family.

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man I'm hungry

    why didn't I order dinner



    oh right the crippling anxiety

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  • descdesc bare man are locked in Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    man I'm hungry

    why didn't I order dinner



    oh right the crippling anxiety

    :l

    Well, you said you can order pizza online, right? Do that!

    desc on
  • MazzyxMazzyx Comedy Gold Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Just order food now Elendil. Do it now!

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Only one man can kill this many Russians. Bring his guitar to me! Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Elendil wrote: »
    man I'm hungry

    why didn't I order dinner



    oh right the crippling anxiety

    Hey Elendil, try googling to see if there are one of those places that offer online ordering for small restaurants. They might have a Chinese one.

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  • MimMim There's nothing the matter with my face! I got character.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Grey's Anatomy is going to KILL ME.

    Oh god...my heart

    Mim on
  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Mim wrote: »
    Grey's Anatomy is going to KILL ME.

    Oh god...my heart

    What season are you on?

    HappylilElf on
  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I kinda wanna derail the business ethics thread to be about that whistleblower for swiss banks and their tax evading clientele who was arrested for it.

    Cinders on
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    man I wish the internet would get on the ball with this stuff

    I can't wait for the day when my only contact with the outside world is staring at a delivery person's back through drawn blinds

    Elendil on
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    elendil

    have you replayed DA2

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  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    elendil

    have you replayed DA2

    yes

    Elendil on
  • TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Happiness means testing at your boundaries.

    Be the velociraptor, Elendil. Order that takeout.

    TL DR on
  • MimMim There's nothing the matter with my face! I got character.Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Mim wrote: »
    Grey's Anatomy is going to KILL ME.

    Oh god...my heart

    What season are you on?

    The current one. I just saw the episode from yesterday and that combined with the preview is making me sad.

    Mim on
  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    And then eat the deliveryman.

    Like a boss.

    Or a velociraptor.

    Cinders on
  • SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    What'd you think second time through?

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  • DaxonDaxon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Will, I saw this and thought of you.

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    If the suit wasn't a dead giveaway then the couch definitely is.

    Terrible taste all around.

    Daxon on
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    yeah, does it hold up well to second playthroughs

    I want to do either a dual-weapons rogue or a sword and shield warrior

    Nerdgasmic on
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  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Cinders wrote: »
    I kinda wanna derail the business ethics thread to be about that whistleblower for swiss banks and their tax evading clientele who was arrested for it.

    I want to derail it with

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRT62J80iyI

    South host on
    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Nerdgasmic wrote: »
    yeah, does it hold up well to second playthroughs

    I want to do either a dual-weapons rogue or a sword and shield warrior
    to be honest the plot branches are a lot more minor now, so storywise it seems a lot less replayable than origins

    the vastly improved gameplay makes up for it though, I think

    it's less "what happens if I put Bhelen on the throne this time" and more "I bet an archer rogue would be fun"

    Elendil on
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    yeah

    my main issue is that I am already playing through with the two warriors, so my options for a tank are very limited if I want to play on a higher difficulty

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  • CindersCinders Whose sails were black when it was windy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Does DA2 get better if we found the demo boring?

    Or is it one of those games you have to play on the PC?

    Cinders on
  • NerdgasmicNerdgasmic __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2011
    I loved it on the xbox

    what did you find boring about the demo

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