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by Peevish
Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: How did you find your last kick ass band?
Replies: 31
Views: 7146

Re: How did you find your last kick ass band?

Man, I really miss Lala. I could listen to almost any album in existence at least once. I found a lot of good stuff that way. But then iTunes shut it down... When it was still up, what I'd usually do is find a reviewer or general pop-culture site whose tastes I trusted and look at their Best Of The ...
by Peevish
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 82887

New England Python Coder

Been a great while since I posted, nobody's touched this thread in a year but whatevs! I've been pecking away at an independent computer game for about a year, off and on, with a coder in Italy. And in the last couple months I've decided to drop my other personal projects and just focus on this one....
by Peevish
Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0566: "Matrix Revisited"
Replies: 201
Views: 33315

Re: "Matrix Revisited" Discussion

My favorite exchange after watching Revolutions:

Friend 1: I think I liked it until I thought about it.
Friend 2: I think I liked it until I saw it.
by Peevish
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0557: "Students"
Replies: 223
Views: 67713

Re: "Students" Discussion

Gooooooo, Grreeeeeeeen Raaaaaaaangeerrrrr, goooooooooo.
by Peevish
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:23 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Rhode Island
Replies: 45
Views: 9288

Re: Rhode Island

Awright Rhode Island, let's get our rears in gear. I say we all meet up soon in Providence when it's not snowing and play some FOURSQUARE!

Not. Even. Joking.
by Peevish
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:28 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0514: "Simultaneous"
Replies: 144
Views: 29290

Re: "Simultaneous" Discussion

If special relativity ever comes up during pillow talk, I'll know it's time to propose.
by Peevish
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Obama likely to abandon campain promises" sez Politico
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

Re: "Obama likely to abandon campain promises" sez Politico

Indeed, no stones thrown. Just seems to me that all the surprising hope and positivity on the left came from the idea that we had just elected a startlingly different president. I don't think he won so much favor with the idealists because they thought he was a pragmatist. I know pragmatism trumps s...
by Peevish
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: "Obama likely to abandon campain promises" sez Politico
Replies: 11
Views: 1387

"Obama likely to abandon campain promises" sez Politico

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16072.html From near the end: Every president does it, but Obama is breaking (or at least bending) a stack of promises even before he takes office. His staff has spread the word that he will not immediately push his plan to raise taxes on the rich by repeal...
by Peevish
Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: If you were a NPC, what would you say
Replies: 77
Views: 6483

Re: If you were a NPC, what would you say

"Crono, we're out of hair gel. Sounds like you're FUCKED."
by Peevish
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Man wants to marry comic-book character
Replies: 59
Views: 5790

Re: Man wants to marry comic-book character

The interesting thing about Japan is that a majority of Japanese women have very little interest in pursuing political action to achieve equality. For a while, there was a Socialist Party in Japan led by a woman (electing a socialist woman to power is about the best thing you can ever do for the st...
by Peevish
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:39 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1824
Views: 478425

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

House of Leaves is a lot poppier than Pynchon or Nabakov. I had an ongoing debate with a friend of mine about whether or not it was brilliant or just pretentious, but neither of us could decide who was defending which side. Never regretted reading it, though. I am finally reading 100 Years Of Solitu...
by Peevish
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.
Replies: 80
Views: 15930

Re: MS Paint Your Favorite Album.

Image
...and one day we will die and our ashes will fly...

(I'm on a Mac so I used Pixen instead of Paint... and I MAY have rotoscoped a little)
by Peevish
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Obama to appoint CTO, support Net Neutrality
Replies: 17
Views: 2418

Re: Obama to appoint CTO, support Net Neutrality

Hell yeah! Then I could reverse-engineer my own government!
by Peevish
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California proposition 8 is very close
Replies: 222
Views: 15723

Re: California proposition 8 is very close

Yes, California is entirely hippies. Also, we all live on the beach, we all drink Odwalla, we have earthquakes thrice weekly, and we all know Sean Penn.

And a LOT of stupid, stupid Californians, raised smack-dab in the center of the Bay Area, hate the gays.
by Peevish
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: California proposition 8 is very close
Replies: 222
Views: 15723

Re: California proposition 8 is very close

Fekk, wish I'd retained my Cali citizenship and voted absentee. Well, here in Li'l Rhody we're flanked by two states with legal gay marriage. I'm sure we'll cave to peer pressure. I wanna spend a day in Provincetown to feel better. Makes me wish WERE gay so I could go into Connecticut and get gaymar...
by Peevish
Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:25 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Rhode Island
Replies: 45
Views: 9288

Re: Rhode Island

I'm afraid I'll have to pass on RPGs. I had a, ehm, "bad experience" in high school. I know, I know, -4 to nerd chic.

Now if we could arrange a sweet game of Apples to Apples, I'll bake the cookies.
by Peevish
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Rhode Island
Replies: 45
Views: 9288

Re: Rhode Island

Providence, attended one of the successful geohashes. Game for a meetup, perhaps meet up for a game?
by Peevish
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:59 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: My Friend Makes These Chickens...
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

My Friend Makes These Chickens...

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15095050 My friend makes these chickens out of felt. I'm not trying to be a total pimp here and get you all to order some, but I thought a wild-eyed chicken might be the kind of thing someone would like to see here. If you live near Providence you can...
by Peevish
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Do fractals count? (Modem slayer)
Replies: 2
Views: 1620

Re: Do fractals count? (Modem slayer)

Somehow I knew there must be a way to draw Magus' castle using math.
by Peevish
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:22 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Rhubarb
Replies: 17
Views: 1641

Re: Rhubarb

When I worked in a gelato shop: Rhubarb Sorbetto.
by Peevish
Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa
Replies: 32
Views: 5884

Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa

Disparaging remarks have been made about gibberish lyrics that are essentially syllable-fillers. I'm talking about your basic "na-nas," "la-las," "hey-heys," and "doot-doos." Don't get me started on the "whoa-ohs." I know it's way overdue, but I just...
by Peevish
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179644

Re: What are you listening to?

Song: Where The Wild Roses Grow
Artist: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Album: Murder Ballads
by Peevish
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Magnetic Fields
Replies: 11
Views: 2195

Re: The Magnetic Fields

Yeah, the Cali shows are completely sold out as well, damndamndamn it all. And the person with whom I was to attend is no longer in my life (sadness...). I'm a little disappointed with Distortion , but not extremely. The songs are better than the sound allows, I think, but then, I thought that about...
by Peevish
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Revolutionary!
Replies: 54
Views: 6107

Re: Revolutionary!

Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers. And, before them, The Velvet Underground. I could recite a speech a friend once gave me about how the entire punk strumming style popular today is based on one of the former Modern Lovers copying Richman's strum, which was modified from John Cale's, but it'd b...
by Peevish
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:29 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179644

Re: What are you listening to?

Artist: Neutral Milk Hotel Song: Everything Is (live) Album: When It All Caved In (either a bootleg or an unofficial comp, not sure) "Thank you. Hey, I didn't mean to freak you guys out with the nervous breakdown, I mean it just happens so don't- don't feel bad. I didn't mean to bring everybody...
by Peevish
Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.
Replies: 58
Views: 6618

Re: people who are dead. but shouldn't be dead.

I'm surprised we threw out Mozart, Dvorak, and Beethoven before we mentioned Cobain. We are entirely too cultured. Sad as it is (and it's really fucking sad), we can't really complain about Zappa dying too early, was 75 albums not enough for you? Warren Zevon Tim Taylor (from Brainiac, not Home Impr...
by Peevish
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243001

Re: How'd you come up with your username(s)?

After googleing it I found out that this is the first link. That is an excellent album, for serious. I was thinking of what my name would be when I started releasing music (it'll be soon now) and I was reading through the children's book Professor Wormbog In Search Of The Zipperump-A-Zoo. Professor...
by Peevish
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ
Replies: 68
Views: 6986

Re: Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ

Lack of theatre is going to be a serious issue for me, and I'm not just being snarky. I grew up in community theatre, and was hoping to use that as a way to make friends since I will know, precisely, jack shit for people out there.

Guess I can always train it up to New York...
by Peevish
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Vegan Food
Replies: 47
Views: 21809

Re: Vegan Food

I've got a buncha vegan cookbooks but this blog has never steered me wrong: http://shmooedfood.blogspot.com/ The vegan fudge is the ties with the best fudge I've ever had. The Ricemellow Creme is not remotely optional as far as I'm concerned, so you'll need a nearby Whole Foods. As ever when using s...
by Peevish
Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ
Replies: 68
Views: 6986

Re: Movin' To New England

If nothing else, I'm getting sold on New England because so many people speak of it with love and are wishing me well. Thanks, all. I can put the whole Midwest debate to rest: no, no, I will not move to the Midwest. There's much to love there, some of the terrain is gorgeous, and spending time in Ne...
by Peevish
Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ
Replies: 68
Views: 6986

Re: Movin' To New England

Helps immensely, to be sure. A car is pretty much out of the question, out of my price range, out of my interest. Haven't been a driver in over a year, don't have much interest in becoming one again. Stressful! If I have to stick near the bus routes so be it. The timelock I've given myself is roughl...
by Peevish
Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ
Replies: 68
Views: 6986

Movin' To New England/Hey US accents differ

In May I'll be moving from the San Francisco Bay Area, where I was born and raised, to New England. Specifically Rhode Island. I'm 24, never been away from California for more than a month or so, have no idea what a real winter looks like, all o' that jazz. I have a personal commitment to staying ab...
by Peevish
Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Giant hole in universe
Replies: 27
Views: 5179

"What we've found is not normal, based on either observational studies or on computer simulations of the large-scale evolution of the Universe," Williams said in a statement.


Time to completely rethink the nature of the universe. Again. Someone get Edward Witten on the line.
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you never finished
Replies: 280
Views: 169456

I said I "was reading" The Tin Drum by Gunter Grass for about a year and a half. And I would pick it up from time to time, get back into it. I think I'm down to the last hundred pages now, but it's been over 2 years at this point. I realized that every chapter was going to introduce a bunc...
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2379623

I'm Ian. I'm 23, I scoop gelato at UC Berkeley, and make things, sometimes.
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: eating meat
Replies: 1333
Views: 146507

So, unless you're going to argue that a vegetarian somehow completely loses the ability to digest meat.. they're still omnivores who just chose to not eat meat and possibly other animal products. The human body produces enzymes that break meat down, similar to the ones that break down milk during i...
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:14 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Democratic Socialism
Replies: 176
Views: 15755

Aetre, you make some excellent counter-arguments. My brain swells with information. But it seems like we're coming at socialism from a capitalist mindset, where wealth is still an incentive. We're pitting a "realist" socialism (one with serious flaws and shortcomings) against an "idea...
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:27 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: That song that's stuck in your head right now...
Replies: 262
Views: 25463

At any given time: The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields.

For about two months when I was 15: Einstein On The Beach by Counting Crows. Didn't even know they ripped the name off a Philip Glass song.
by Peevish
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: They Might Be Giants
Replies: 133
Views: 23054

I am impelled: I was just having a conversation with my former roommate and was compelled to tell him that wearing a raincoat is flying around in a yellow rubber airplane made of a raincoat. I can sit still for Yeh Yeh, but I shake my bootay for Damn Good Times. As long as we're talking about covers...
by Peevish
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1179644

5'nizza - Son

(but I just put it on so I could post about it)

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