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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bombardier wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »
    Top
    Gear

    http://forums.finalgear.com/wts-tg-season-12/12x02-november-9th-2008-a-31639/
    Thread for the song playlist for the last ep, Hell March is at 46:58 - 47:16 if you want to skip to it.
    (Thanks for D&D for bringing that forum to my attention, the song listing thing is awesome since Top Gear usually has a lot of really good music; I finally have the music that plays when the Eurofighter and Veyron took off in the drag race thanks to it [I Am Home - Massive Attack if you were wondering]).

    And, screw you, State Department! There are many serious, factual foreign documentaries involving dead cows on car roofs that you are stifling because if your backwards visa policies.

    Also I was behind an orange Challenger going across the Golden Gate in that direction a few weeks ago, only one I've actually seen in the wild...I'd like to believe that it was Hammond in there, but it was probably filmed months ago, so there goes my dreams for an incredibly obscure 4th hand brush with fame.

    EDIT: Also after that episode I sort of want a Challenger, even though it was easily the worst of those cars and the gas mileage is absolutely appalling...I just wonder how much extra I would have to pay to get one that needs a friggin' key to start it.

    I can't believe they complimented American cars.

    Tam on
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    Yeah, but Jeremy seems to have warmed up to Corvettes in particular over the last few seasons as they get more and more powerful, expensive and ridiculous, and Hamster always likes muscle cars, and May likes Cadillacs generally. I wish they had traded cars for awhile to see what they're like when they're not right up their alley so to speak (although you kind of get that with the first half when May was horrified that his Cadillac wasn't Cadalliacish enough.)

    Also that glass on the hood of the ZR1 is really really silly and I can't decide whether to love it or hate it for its goofiness.

    (Speaking of Corvettes, does anyone know how much it would cost to get a 72-73 vette (possibly the prettiest car ever) and then rip out all the internals and functional mechanical parts and replace them with modern components, so it's actually good in a non-nostalgia type way? There was a Top Gear ep where it showed companies that did the same sort of thing for old Astons and Jaguars, but that's a little pricey.)

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    PROX wrote: »
    Critiques are exhausting, especially when you got like 20 guys in your class. It takes up most of the class just to talk about peoples work!

    edit: Loomdon: I got like that during crunch time at Disney. It's stress related.

    Well theres my answer, I can't 100% get rid of that no matter how I handle it i'm technically always stressed even if I don't express it or feel it at all.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Yeah, but Jeremy seems to have warmed up to Corvettes in particular over the last few seasons as they get more and more powerful, expensive and ridiculous, and Hamster always likes muscle cars, and May likes Cadillacs generally. I wish they had traded cars for awhile to see what they're like when they're not right up their alley so to speak (although you kind of get that with the first half when May was horrified that his Cadillac wasn't Cadalliacish enough.)

    Also that glass on the hood of the ZR1 is really really silly and I can't decide whether to love it or hate it for its goofiness.

    (Speaking of Corvettes, does anyone know how much it would cost to get a 72-73 vette (possibly the prettiest car ever) and then rip out all the internals and functional mechanical parts and replace them with modern components, so it's actually good in a non-nostalgia type way? There was a Top Gear ep where it showed companies that did the same sort of thing for old Astons and Jaguars, but that's a little pricey.)

    I want to do the same with an old 60s Mustang. I waited so long for the new one and it looks like utter shit. Seriously, every Mustang that isn't in the classic style looks like a steamy swirly.

    I would also kill a man for a GT.

    because it is one of the best and the most beautiful cars you will ever see
    800px-2005_Ford_GT.jpg

    Tam on
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    You know what car is amazing?

    http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/03/aircar_450x338.jpg

    THE AIR CAR coming near you in year 2,009.

    106 miles per gallon it runs off a drop of gasoline and can technically drive 1,000 miles without using any gas if you maintain your speed below 30 mp.

    This car compresses air into its engine when you go home and plug it in the wall then uses the compress air as its gasoline its 100% pollution free and can drive up to 90 mph with the aid of gasoline (hence 106 miles per gallon). And it can seat 4-6 people

    All this and it only cost 20,000 most expensive for a new one because there so cheap and affordable to make.

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    I once was working on a student film and somehow the director/producer happened to know a kid whose dad was some Ford bigwig and had a GT40, and somehow roped him into using it for the movie.

    Damn is it a gorgeous car, I was scared to touch it it's so cool looking. But I was even more scared doing a shot where the car had to skid to a halt right in front of the camera, which I was standing behind- in a normal car with normal brakes we'd probably all have been killed if they tried to stop in the distance it did it in.

    EDIT: Also I agree on the Mustang, when I was growing up in the 80's I didn't even know the Mustang was supposed to be cool, because of how horrid the 80's model was, I thought it was just another piece of shit box of a car.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    and that's why I'm posting it again

    e: in fact it's so gorgeous, I'll risk the douchebag stereotype and make it my desktop background.

    800px-2005_Ford_GT.jpg

    nice broken link there, loomdun

    sounds cool though if a bit hippy

    Tam on
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Lies I am now changing the link even though the other one took you to a funny looking purple air car.

    Hippy sounding or not this car basically runs off the giggles of school children, Fart gases from unicorns. + a engine that compresses the giggles and gases into itself.

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    Are there open to the public track days in America? Top Gear makes going on a track look fun as shit- though to be honest I doubt my car would be particularly good at it.

    "CHECK OUT MY LIMITED TO 112MPH POWER WOOOOO" <is overtaken by a Civic hatchback with ground lights>

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Are there open to the public track days in America? Top Gear makes going on a track look fun as shit- though to be honest I doubt my car would be particularly good at it.

    "CHECK OUT MY LIMITED TO 112 POWER WOOOOO" <is overtaken by a Civic hatchback with ground lights>

    Imagine showing up in a GT. It doesn't matter if the other guy has an Enzo, if you're in America, you're the badass.

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Tam wrote: »

    Imagine showing up in a GT. It doesn't matter if the other guy has an Enzo, if you're in America, you're the badass.

    Until you lose control in a turn and run the amazingly expensive car off the road and into the wall, yes, you're a bad ass.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Should I bother Jenna Jameson the rediculous porn star tomorrow and ask her to make me a sandwich since its veterans day and I dont need to go to class?

    or is it jamison I dont even know how to spell her nameeee.

    Who might I add is my neighbour

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I doubt Ford will ever produce a more epic car than the GT40. The current model Mustang is pretty fucking awesome though. Shame they don't sell them here, too much competition for the Falcon obviously, but I still like to fantisize about owning one.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »

    Imagine showing up in a GT. It doesn't matter if the other guy has an Enzo, if you're in America, you're the badass.

    Until you lose control in a turn and run the amazingly expensive car off the road and into the wall, yes, you're a bad ass.

    you shut your damn mouth, it turns on a dime. we're assuming we're experienced drivers anyway.

    Tam on
  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Tam wrote: »
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    you shut your damn mouth, it turns on a dime. we're assuming we're experienced drivers anyway.

    Oh... in that case you'll be much more than just bad ass.

    You'll be Ultra-Mega-Mutha-Fuckin-Bad-Ass.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Scosglen wrote: »
    Last I heard about these they were still trying to figure out how to make them not be bombs on wheels.

    I read about that, it was a issue with hybrid cars and the air car actually solved the issue. Because the engine runs off compressed air, not hydrogen or whatever it is those hybrid cars run off which is exceptionally flammable, when the car crashes the engine Cracks but does not explode into shrapnel. Since oxygen is not flammable the engine does not burst basically it just puffs out.









    .....................
    ..
    .
    ?

    Wait, did I just quoted someone who does not exist?

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    A while back PROX wanted to know how I do gestures at school here, which are a tad different than the regular. It's pretty wacky, i'm not gonna lie, but look kinda cool. If anyone's interested, check out the spoiler for how we do it over here:
    2008_08250554.jpg

    2008_08250553.jpg

    These are very hard to do. I am nowhere near this level of gesture yet.

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    Tam wrote: »
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »

    Imagine showing up in a GT. It doesn't matter if the other guy has an Enzo, if you're in America, you're the badass.

    Until you lose control in a turn and run the amazingly expensive car off the road and into the wall, yes, you're a bad ass.

    you shut your damn mouth, it turns on a dime. we're assuming we're experienced drivers anyway.

    Well, rich drivers anyway, which are not necessarily the same thing.

    And if you just want to win the rich dude cock-waggling competition nothing beats a Veyron*, even if who knows if it can actually turn and that SSC Ultimate Arrow thing is technically faster.

    (* Or a Reventon. But if you have either you'd probably not be stupid enough to actually drive one around in the first place, except at your private track fully enclosed with Nerf foam sidewalls.)

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    @Godfather: Holy hell, those look amazing. Really heavy on style (which... is a curse and a blessing i suppose) but they look so striking.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    On the subject of gorgeous cars, my dream is to one day own a DeLorean, modded BTTF style of course!

    303iwox.jpg

    34oy8h5.jpg

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    You might just have your chance http://criteriongames.com/index.php


    Of course it isn't quite the same...

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    I've seen a DeLorean driving around here a few times, and it always takes me a few seconds to recognize what it is without the BTTF junk on it. I don't know why they didn't just start selling them with that stuff on it as standard, it looks a lot better with it.

    Same goes to a certain extent for Bentleys on the rare occasions that I see them driving around- from the back, the only way I can tell it's not a Chrysler 300 is by checking to see how long the wings on the logo are.

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  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Nappuccino wrote: »
    @Godfather: Holy hell, those look amazing. Really heavy on style (which... is a curse and a blessing i suppose) but they look so striking.

    Again, these are gestures, and i'd bet that those are either 30 second to a full minute on each one.

    That's what the energy in the body looks like when it's successfully realized on paper. I've been doing these for months now and it's absolute murder on your hands. There are days where you can go through hordes of newsprint and get nothing close to that, then other days where you're knocking them out of the park.

    It's so frustrating most of the time, but well worth it.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I've seen a DeLorean driving around here a few times, and it always takes me a few seconds to recognize what it is without the BTTF junk on it. I don't know why they didn't just start selling them with that stuff on it as standard, it looks a lot better with it.

    Same goes to a certain extent for Bentleys on the rare occasions that I see them driving around- from the back, the only way I can tell it's not a Chrysler 300 is by checking to see how long the wings on the logo are.

    Btw have I ever said you do super neat artz because you do

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    aw. :oops:

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  • NappuccinoNappuccino Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    @godfather: I know they're gestures, but that's partly why i'm so stricken with them... the don't look at all like any of the ones i've seen before and yet, they look so much more defined- (but like I said, really stylized which could be bad later on since its more or less forcing you into that style) Still... I wish I could do that.

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    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    There's also the possibility you just can't really grow a bear like other guys.

    Not even BEAR vaginas can defeat me!
    cakemikz wrote: »
    And then I rub actual cake on myself.
    Loomdun wrote: »
    thats why you have chest helmets
  • GodfatherGodfather Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fair enough.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    bacon never notices my compliments
    Tam wrote: »
    cakemikz wrote: »
    Eh Bacon, you are are doing pretty well with what you have got I have to say. I do not doubt your ability to succeed in the field of art if you have not already.

    I still think you should check out my school though.

    Thanks man; I have managed to briefly cling to the low-end of the totem pole of video game art jobs so far, but I still can't shake the feeling if I had been able to go somewhere not quite so hellbent on wasting my motherfucking time, I'd be so much better than I am now, and so much further along in my career, and whenever I think about it just argarghrahrhgrahrgarhghagh.

    I definitely want to check out Watts, yeah...if just to visit to restore my faith in humanity, to see with my own eyes art teachers that actually care to teach art.

    THINKING BACK TO COLLEGE JUST MAKES ME SO FUCKING ANGRY, I'M SORRY

    Man, Bacon, your rendering kicks ass and you're broadening your horizons with 3D and animation (that little spinny robot was oodles of cool) so I know you can make it. The only thing is that your drawing isn't up to the quality of our other skills. And if you're looking into Watts, that shouldn't be a problem for much longer.

    Seriously homes, you gots hella talent and you work hard at it, so you don't have much to worry about. I empathize with with the regrets of the past though.

    Tam on
  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I like your dancing little boy in a blue suit I think its super neat

    durrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    Tam wrote: »
    bacon never notices my compliments
    Tam wrote: »
    cakemikz wrote: »
    Eh Bacon, you are are doing pretty well with what you have got I have to say. I do not doubt your ability to succeed in the field of art if you have not already.

    I still think you should check out my school though.

    Thanks man; I have managed to briefly cling to the low-end of the totem pole of video game art jobs so far, but I still can't shake the feeling if I had been able to go somewhere not quite so hellbent on wasting my motherfucking time, I'd be so much better than I am now, and so much further along in my career, and whenever I think about it just argarghrahrhgrahrgarhghagh.

    I definitely want to check out Watts, yeah...if just to visit to restore my faith in humanity, to see with my own eyes art teachers that actually care to teach art.

    THINKING BACK TO COLLEGE JUST MAKES ME SO FUCKING ANGRY, I'M SORRY

    Man, Bacon, your rendering kicks ass and you're broadening your horizons with 3D and animation (that little spinny robot was oodles of cool) so I know you can make it. The only thing is that your drawing isn't up to the quality of our other skills. And if you're looking into Watts, that shouldn't be a problem for much longer.

    Seriously homes, you gots hella talent and you work hard at it, so you don't have much to worry about. I empathize with with the regrets of the past though.

    Well, it's not like I didn't see or didn't appreciate it, it's just when it's tempered with legit criticism (which it was, for certain), my mind tends to immediately go from light banter into serious business mode because it's occupying itself with how to fix things. I don't mean to be rude or anything.

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  • LoomdunLoomdun Registered User
    edited November 2008
    I wish I had a srs business mode I'm usually in 20% aware of being existing mode or when I have to concentrate I go into partially confused mode.

    Which really does not help me when i'm on a bus that has jamming halts and i'm carrying a 20 pound portfolio. So today I was spacing out on the bus (with my finished stuff inside the portfolio) and I wasn't think so I stand up since the bus was stopping and it jams the breaks so my portfolio does a flip and thorws off my balance. The first thing I was thinking of then was "NOOOO MY PORTFOLIO" so instead of doing a natural instinct and grabbing something I punch my portfolio to safety then flew face first about 5 feet to my left side into the bus floor and my supply box skids across the ground.

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Tam wrote: »
    bacon never notices my compliments
    Tam wrote: »
    cakemikz wrote: »
    Eh Bacon, you are are doing pretty well with what you have got I have to say. I do not doubt your ability to succeed in the field of art if you have not already.

    I still think you should check out my school though.

    Thanks man; I have managed to briefly cling to the low-end of the totem pole of video game art jobs so far, but I still can't shake the feeling if I had been able to go somewhere not quite so hellbent on wasting my motherfucking time, I'd be so much better than I am now, and so much further along in my career, and whenever I think about it just argarghrahrhgrahrgarhghagh.

    I definitely want to check out Watts, yeah...if just to visit to restore my faith in humanity, to see with my own eyes art teachers that actually care to teach art.

    THINKING BACK TO COLLEGE JUST MAKES ME SO FUCKING ANGRY, I'M SORRY

    Man, Bacon, your rendering kicks ass and you're broadening your horizons with 3D and animation (that little spinny robot was oodles of cool) so I know you can make it. The only thing is that your drawing isn't up to the quality of our other skills. And if you're looking into Watts, that shouldn't be a problem for much longer.

    Seriously homes, you gots hella talent and you work hard at it, so you don't have much to worry about. I empathize with with the regrets of the past though.

    Well, it's not like I didn't see or didn't appreciate it, it's just when it's tempered with legit criticism (which it was, for certain), my mind tends to immediately go from light banter into serious business mode because it's occupying itself with how to fix things. I don't mean to be rude or anything.

    wasn't being serious fishing for gratitude- but it puts me to shame that you take crits that well

    Tam on
  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I've seen a DeLorean driving around here a few times, and it always takes me a few seconds to recognize what it is without the BTTF junk on it. I don't know why they didn't just start selling them with that stuff on it as standard, it looks a lot better with it.

    I'm sure that over in the United States, DeLoreans are available at every car dealership, but in Australia, they're a little hard to come by. I'm sorry, but i'm afraid i'll never own one!

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  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    I've seen a DeLorean driving around here a few times, and it always takes me a few seconds to recognize what it is without the BTTF junk on it. I don't know why they didn't just start selling them with that stuff on it as standard, it looks a lot better with it.

    I'm sure that over in the United States, DeLoreans are available at every car dealership, but in Australia, they're a little hard to come by. I'm sorry, but i'm afraid i'll never own one!


    Well, you know, if you can wait a couple years and have about $60k US on you...
    http://jalopnik.com/cars/woodward-dream-cruise/lets-do-the-time-warp-again-the-delorean-will-be-back-in-2008-291730.php

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    This afternoon i cleaned out my bedroom and found a whole heap of printed pictures that i would look at for inspiration when doing assignments for uni. I cut a few out and have decided to make a collage of images on my bedroom wall. That way when im looking at my work, thinking how shit it is, i can turn around look at the wall and slap myself across the head, get back to work and think "that's where i want to one day".

    Here it is so far...

    30m6b76.jpg

    3 Robin Eley illustrations, 1 Iron Maiden painting

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Re. Maiden artwork... Years ago when my old band did its first tour we played in a venue that had some of the original album art framed on the wall (I think it was from Somewhere in Time) which was pretty awesome.

    There was also a framed photo from a punk gig at the same venue a couple of years prior, and I was shocked to noticed ME clearly noticable in the crowd, giving the band the finger.

    On that same tour, another venue had some framed Jamie Hewlett / Tank Girl originals on the wall, which was also pretty awesome.

    Ah.... this old time does go on sometimes.

    *whistles to self*

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    How big where the Iron Maiden paintings? Do you know what type of paints? Acrylics, oils?

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  • GrennGrenn Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Ah, it wasn't the finished painting, it was the pencils and a bunch of preliminary work -- some parts were coloured though, just with copic markers iirc.

    They were decent sized though, about 2 or 3 times bigger than the LP cover.

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
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    BRO LET ME GET REAL WITH YOU AND SAY THAT MY FINGERS ARE PREPPED AND HOT LIKE THE SURFACE OF THE SUN TO BRING RADICAL BEATS SO SMOOTH THE SHIT WILL BE MEDICINAL-GRADE TRIPNASTY MAKING ALL BRAINWAVES ROLL ON THE SURFACE OF A BALLS-FEISTY NEURAL RAINBOW CRACKA-LACKIN' YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE HERE-NOW SPACE-TIME SITUATION THAT ALL OF LIFE BE JAMMED UP IN THROUGH THE UNIVERSAL FLOW BEATS
  • Angel_of_BaconAngel_of_Bacon Moderator mod
    edited November 2008
    Man you know you've been up too long if you manage to trip over yourself while sitting down.

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