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by I Zimbra
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0386: "Duty Calls"
Replies: 202
Views: 68909

Re: "Duty Calls" Discussion

I'm bringing this back from the dead because Kevin Smith threw out a reference to it in his interview with The Onion this week. Which is cool.
by I Zimbra
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4596
Views: 700793

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.

Great moment last night: My fortress' one child went into a fey mood and made a legendary ring. Said ring was then stored in my finished goods stockpile, which is right by the entrance of my fortress to facilitate the trading. Not five minutes later the ring gets stolen by a kobold thief. The child ...
by I Zimbra
Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your 2007 Top 10
Replies: 45
Views: 4934

Re: Your 2007 Top 10

I don't think I bought 10 new cds this year so here's my top 6 in order, cause why not? Dr. Dog - "We All Belong" Feist - "The Reminder" New Pornographers - "Challengers" Fiery Furnaces - "Widow City" Talib Kweli - "Ear Drum" Spoon -"Ga Ga Ga Ga...
by I Zimbra
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: ARGH!!!
Replies: 41
Views: 4891

Re: ARGH!!!

You didn't miss much with Lifehouse. They were pretty disappointing.
I have missed both the Silver Jews and the Fiery Furnaces because of the flu.
by I Zimbra
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Unpopular Musical Opinions
Replies: 1093
Views: 96593

Re: Unpopular Musical Opinions

The Talking Heads' first five studio albums comprise the best run of albums in pop music. Ever. The only band that comes close is the Beatles run from Rubber Soul-Abbey Road. As corrolary to this: the Talking Heads also made the two best live albums, and the best concert film ever. Every song needs ...
by I Zimbra
Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179487

Re: What are you listening to?

"We Are The World" is on the radio in all it's excessive glory.
by I Zimbra
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:08 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: I shouldn't have eaten that, but damn it was good.
Replies: 139
Views: 12257

Re: I shouldn't have eaten that, but damn it was good.

On campus there is this egg roll stand. It is delicious, and oh so greasy, and very cheap. If you ate it too much it would mess with your digestion, but it was worth it. But a very interesting thing. A few years ago, they went under for a bit for fencing black market goods. Came back under new mana...
by I Zimbra
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Your First Concert
Replies: 71
Views: 7224

Re: Your First Concert

My first concert was Van Hagar when they were touring for For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge, which would have been '91 or '92. They were also my second concert when they came back to town a year later. Second concert was more fun, as Michael Anthony was more of drunken wreck.
by I Zimbra
Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:12 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478385

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I just finished Ender's Game because a Lady told me to read it. It was good, but nothing earth-shattering. The Valentine/Peter portions of the book seemed unnecessary. Really? They may or may not have been necessary for the story but I really enjoyed them. My beef with them was twofold. I never fel...
by I Zimbra
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What **should** you be doing right now?
Replies: 1272
Views: 108205

Re: What **should** you be doing right now?

ElvisTCB wrote:not listening to that annoying song by VanHagar


Gary Cherone is the real lead singer of Van Halen

I should be filing. But I'm not.
by I Zimbra
Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478385

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

I just finished Ender's Game because a Lady told me to read it. It was good, but nothing earth-shattering. The Valentine/Peter portions of the book seemed unnecessary. Before that I read Tim Powers' Earthquake Weather which was batshit insane. I thought the characters were well written and it had a ...
by I Zimbra
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Worst songs to get stuck in your head
Replies: 96
Views: 6787

Re: Worst songs to get stuck in your head

When I'm out walkin I strut my stuff
and I'm so strung out
(clap*clap clap*clap)
I'm high as a kite and I just might
stop to check you out.


motherFUCK someone kill me.
by I Zimbra
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Persona 3
Replies: 11
Views: 2910

I picked this up last weekend, but haven't had much time to play it (I'm less than 5 hours in). So far the gameplay seems pretty great, and I love the presentation. The story I'm not so crazy about; a little too much anime goofiness for my taste. I'm hoping it gets better as it goes along.
by I Zimbra
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Guilty Music Pleasures
Replies: 99
Views: 10726

My "so what if I like it?" mixtape includes: The Scissor Sisters "I Can't Decide" Billy Joel "Don't Ask Me Why" Neil Diamond "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" Justin Timberlake "Like I Love You" several Neil Peart drum solos. Bangles "Et...
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:29 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed my Macbook
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Wow, I don't really know what to say other than... What could possibly possess you to laundry detergent and an expensive laptop (much less one that is ON) in the same backpack? I was emptying out my old apartment and I thought "I'll take this half bottle of Woolite, I'd hate to have to buy mor...
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I think I killed my Macbook
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

I think I killed my Macbook

So I had a container of Woolite come open in my bag a few days ago and it got on my macbook, on the left side where the ports are, and mostly towards the back where the charging port is. The computer was on (in sleep mode) when it happened, and I would guess it was on there for about 20 minutes befo...
by I Zimbra
Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26926

Among the many other musicians who have performed covers of this song are...Anthony Michael Hall Is this THE Anthony Michael Hall? If so I may have to track this down for, uhh, research. I really don't get the love for Fiona Apple. I have no use for her outside of the video for "Criminal"...
by I Zimbra
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26926

Alisto wrote:I maintain that Fiona Apple's "Across the Universe" is better than the original.


Bah, her version isn't even as good as Rufus Wainwright's, which isn't as good as the original.

While we're on the subject, Rufus' cover of "Hallelujah" is totally tits.
by I Zimbra
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26926

The Langley Schools Music Project is an elementary school choir from the 70s that did covers of several pop songs of the era. Their "God Only Knows," "Space Oddity," and "Good Vibrations" are all top-notch and richly bizarre.
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Story Songs!
Replies: 58
Views: 8119

Silver Jews - The Farmer's Hotel. Great little Lovecrafty story about staying in a creepy hotel. And it utilizes every possible rhyme for "Goshen" The Handsome Family - After We Shot The Grizzly. "Yes Mary, we huddled in the gloam" might be my favorite line from any song for some...
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: How do YOU eat Ramen?
Replies: 104
Views: 10189

Ramen 'n Eggs with Sriracha is quite tasty and cheap. Although since I discovered that you can cook beans & rice once and then eat for a week, I quit eating ramen.
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 740466

Boondocks Season II Promo. Thugnificent!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQoXMbNgUC0

edit: definitely not an image.
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2150
Views: 740466

You can't tell Zach Galifianakis Nothin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x0TumWdlhk
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Great things that happened to you today*
Replies: 1346
Views: 176798

I found out I won't be homeless in four days, and I took a five-mile bike ride. Now I'm drinking a six-pack.

Sequential!
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26926

Ted Leo - Since U Been Gone
Flaming Lips - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Cat Power - I Found A Reason
Seu Jorge - Life On Mars
by I Zimbra
Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Is this the same Dick Cheney?
Replies: 16
Views: 4095

PNAC started in the late 90s. I think '97. The whitepaper of theirs that everyone references was published in '99 or '00. It's worth pointing out that PNAC was just another rightwing welfare outlet until the shit hit the fan on 9/11 and they got to lay out the blueprint for our foreign policy. I thi...
by I Zimbra
Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Racism -> trying to hire undercover cop for oral sex
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Will people ever learn that there are some problems that you can't just blow your way out of?

Also I bet if he had really, really tried he could find a person to perform oral sex on for free and saved himself $20. Apparently he's never heard of craigslist.
by I Zimbra
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Year of Birth
Replies: 232
Views: 23134

I was born in '81 and after reading this thread I feel old. My birthday fun facts: The Donner party expedition set out Lincoln was shot/Seward was attacked The Titanic hit the iceberg The Clutter family killers were hanged (last execution in Kansas) Luckily Pete Rose, Bruce Sterling, Loretta Lynn an...
by I Zimbra
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep patterns
Replies: 207
Views: 15232

My sleep schedule usually runs like 4-5 hours a night for 6 nights and then a 10 hour stretch on the 7th to balance it out. I recently quit smoking, so now I'm down to like 3-4 hours during the week and 8 on the weekends (if I'm lucky). I'm hoping that passes. Unfortunately my insurance won't cover ...
by I Zimbra
Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478385

I'm reading Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland Reading Douglas Coupland now is like talking to my exgirlfriends. I can remember why we went out, but I mostly remember why we broke up. Same with William Gibson. I'm reading The Work of Charles & Ray Eames and re-reading Red Mars . It makes we w...
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bad advice thread.
Replies: 125
Views: 11504

Condoms are for losers. Same with bike helmets.

Dentists are overpaid, there's no reason you can't pull your own teeth.

You're going to think that tattoo is even more awesome in 20 years.

Does it look infected? Just put a little bleach on it and forget about it.
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Neo-post-modern hipster folk
Replies: 13
Views: 5112

Feist is super awesome. Super SUPER awesome. That is all. Word, son. I almost forgot the two Mermaid Avenue cds from Billy Bragg & Wilco. It's a bunch of songs that Woody Guthrie wrote but never arranged/performed. "Walt Whitman's Niece" is the greatest extended dick joke in music.
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Neo-post-modern hipster folk
Replies: 13
Views: 5112

Dr. Dog does some good folk-y stuff, and their 3-part harmony is killer. Smog/Bill Callahan does some excellent singer-songwriter stuff. Check out the video for "Rock Bottom Riser" on the youtubes. The Handsome Family has a really awesome, off-kilter americana kind of sound. I'm not sure i...
by I Zimbra
Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Being an adult-has it happened to you?
Replies: 125
Views: 11156

The first time I felt like an adult was when, at age 20, I dropped out of college, moved in with my girlfriend, and got a real job. These were all terrible decisions, but they were decisions I made on my own and I felt like master of my destiny. Six years later I realized I was wasting my destiny on...
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:56 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 756*
Replies: 46
Views: 7202

Compare Barry to players from the past 20-25 years and he's still the most impressive offensive player in baseball. Indeed. His excessively poor manners are quite thoroughly documented, discussed and disdained. We need some kind of Franklin Mint collection of "Great Assholes in Baseball."...
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Insult the poster below you :(
Replies: 1136
Views: 134538

Your mother seems to like it fine.

V Is a vagabond and an intemperate drinker.
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:23 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Book you are proudest to have finished...
Replies: 137
Views: 15950

The Iliad and The Odyssey. Spoiler Alert: The Iliad sucks. I disagree. What translation did you read? I read Lattimore's translation and thought it was pretty awesome; granted, I did skip the Catalogue of the Ships, so I guess I can say everything else was awesome. I read Robert Fagles' translation...
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 756*
Replies: 46
Views: 7202

Two points: 1)Steroids aside, I don't think meaningful to compare his stats with players from the same era (at least without some Bill James-ish stat jiggering). Compare Barry to players from the past 20-25 years and he's still the most impressive offensive player in baseball. 2)Baseball has had a d...
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Science books! Favorites and recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 5609

David Foster Wallace wrote a book about the history of infinity (as a mathematical concept) that is both entertaining and informative. Jared Diamond's stuff is interesting, but I think he can be kind of...reductionary. Is that a word? Feynman's Six Easy Pieces is a great summary of basic physics, an...
by I Zimbra
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:23 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The first album you bought?
Replies: 148
Views: 21932

Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet and GnR's Use Your Illusion I & II. I didn't realize until I was older and wiser that most of the GnR CDs were just filler to get foolish people (such as myself) to buy 2 discs. Screw it, there were some jams on there.

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