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by lowbrass
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Rap Artist/Song
Replies: 43
Views: 7628

A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg are luminaries of the genre, as far as I'm concerned.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180255

Mogwai - Summer
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: I am open to suggestion--ambient music
Replies: 39
Views: 6379

I second Eluvium and also suggest Jesu. Also, if you want something very mellow and with a bit more structure (drums and a vibraphone), try The Mercury Program
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:17 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Murder By Death's "Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?" It's about the devil waging war on a small town. That and the band includes a cello, which I have a soft spot for. I second the Coheed & Cambria mention. All of their albums are a joint concept effort, also including ...
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Alcomohol Poll
Replies: 147
Views: 18641

At the moment, I've really been into good lager beers, mostly just Stella Artois and Harp. I'm generally a (good) beer drinker; Guinness, Blue Moon, Pilsner Urquell, etc. Occasionally I'll get a bottle of red wine. I've been trying to branch out lately, though. This morning I just bought a 1.5 L bot...
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 282213

I'm going to go ahead and throw Optimus Rhyme at you guys. Nerdcore Funk Rock at it's finest. http://www.optimusrhyme.com/ Seriously, you could play their stuff at a party full of frat boys and people would still dance to it. Are you by any chance from the Seattle area? Optimus Rhyme is pretty awes...
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:36 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: [Comics] Really good one-shots
Replies: 13
Views: 7139

Oh man, the Flight anthologies are awesome, my roommate has all 3.

So what exactly do you mean by one-shot? Is it just a stand-alone story contained within one comic? I thought V for Vendetta was pretty awesome (though I read it after I saw the movie).
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:48 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9561
Views: 1180255

The Mercury Program - Fragile or Possibly Extinct

vibraphone post-rock ftw
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've always wanted...
Replies: 173
Views: 12428

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:A black Rickenbacker 4001


I just googled that and man, that is a damn sexy bass.
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I've always wanted...
Replies: 173
Views: 12428

A Beechcraft Starship . Beechcraft Corp. only ever made 53 of them in 1989, and no one bought them, because they were way too expensive compared to other private aircraft of similar performance. But god damn, they are fucking beautiful. There are only five operational ones left :( . Here's a pretty ...
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your writing utensil of choice?
Replies: 75
Views: 7287

Pentel PS 315 (0.5mm):

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I pretty much use this exclusively for all engineering related purposes. When I need to use a pen I prefer a Pilot Precise V5 extra fine ballpoint. But really any pen will do.
by lowbrass
Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [Hypothetical] Designing Your Own Club*
Replies: 50
Views: 3542

Akula wrote:All metal, all night!


You beat me to it!

Similarly, my bar would play only metal music (no wimpy hair metal), and have live acts whenever possible. And we would serve only beer. And there would be much drunken headbanging.
by lowbrass
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: spam thread observations
Replies: 474
Views: 70574

>_< I blame it on skipping my coffee this morning.
by lowbrass
Sat Sep 08, 2007 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: spam thread observations
Replies: 474
Views: 70574

So there's one right now where the first link reads "teen porn and free" and the second link says "christian songs teen". Interesting. I guess they're trying to reach as many possible audiences as possible at once?
by lowbrass
Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'd never heard of a "hooka" before...
Replies: 71
Views: 6848

Wiki said something about Tobacco Molasses or herbal water, but my roommate's friends said that it wasn't tobacco. Thoughts? I'm not sure about other parts of the country (or the world for that matter), but here hookah is typically smoked with shisha, which is a kind of flavored tobacco. It usually...
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:07 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: 741022

Ishindri wrote:Bush vs. Zombies


FINALLY Bush does something I can get behind. Recognizing the seriousness of the zombie threat is the first step in wiping the living dead scum from the face of the earth.
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How'd you come up with your username(s)?
Replies: 1405
Views: 243026

Yet another instrument influenced name: I play the trombone, which is a member of the low brass family of instruments. This family also includes the baritone, euphonium, and tuba. I've been using it in some variation or another for about 6 years.
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105408

Sorry, I made a gross and negligent error. Errata to my one rule: ghoul paint is excluded from the rule. I was thinking more along the lines of

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NOT METAL
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67437

If She has a girlfriend now, cutting your penis off probably will not win her back. If I kill you, your girlfriend could not be my girlfriend too. RBF wins so hard. No matter how much you want it, it is not possible for you to turn me into a supersonic man, as I am incapable of moving that fast und...
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 282213

Can anyone recommend some softer Indy Rock similar to what the Shins did with Chutes Too Narrow and to a lesser extent their other two albums, the Kaiser Chiefs newer Album, Starlight Mints, Interpol, Modest Mouse's last 3 Albums, Magnetic Fields, The Hidden Cameras, Architecture In Helsinki, Nikol...
by lowbrass
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Metal
Replies: 660
Views: 105408

What can I say, I <3 death metal. Sometimes, you just need your music to feel like a jackhammer to your eardrums. For instance: Nile Arsis Decapitated Cannibal Corpse Necrophagist Death Behemoth Cephalic Carnage Children of Bodom Arch Enemy In Flames Dark Tranquillity Amon Amarth Scar Symmetry At Th...
by lowbrass
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203687

It's probably for the best. I'm surprised that I haven't been beaten up recently.
by lowbrass
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm so nerdy that I ...
Replies: 1377
Views: 203687

I'm so nerdy that when I saw the full moon last night, low and amber in the sky, I thought it looked exactly like Yavin 5, and said so. ><x you mean Yavin. not Yavin 5. I'm so nerdy i noticed that, and actually cared. Also, you probably meant Yavin 4, not Yavin 5. There is no mention ever of a Yavi...
by lowbrass
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Another inane thread (i.e. "map your location here"
Replies: 241
Views: 46808

Wow, I found another person from delaware, not that most people in this country even know it's a state. I also found out that there are a few people around portland oregon, where my brother the velociraptor/lawyer lives. Whoa, whoa, whoa . We have a state called Delaware? Christ, no one tells me an...
by lowbrass
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Jedi is the 2nd largest religion in New Zealand
Replies: 19
Views: 3113

6) Learn the ways of the force in prison.... through prison sex.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hifaleetin' thoughts
Replies: 90216
Views: 9233336

I looked at chaosspawn's avatar, and it reminded me that i once saw a picture of a guy with a totally bitchin' Mandelbrot Set tattoo.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Scientology Being Sued By A Country
Replies: 47
Views: 7427

Those bastards had it coming.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Cool music videos
Replies: 114
Views: 16939

The members of OK Go are amazing choreographers, apparently.

OK Go - Here it Goes Again
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26935

almost more horrible than I could have imagined . Christ, I could only watch a minute of that before stopping the video in disgust. Fall Out Boy FTL. Anyway, I really like Metallica's cover of Whiskey in the Jar by Thin Lizzy. Also, Children of Bodom do some good covers of Iron Maiden songs: Aces H...
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 438538

I <3 Melissa Auf Der Maur

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by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67437

Due to the sheer number of inhabitants of the planet Earth, there is no possible way that you could send an SOS to all of them.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67437

Belial wrote:Well played.


Thank you.

This thread wins. Less tasteful: it is impossible for hips to lie. Saying that they don't is meaningless.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67437

You cannot, in fact, fly like an eagle.

Infants, if not colorblind can see the full color spectrum, not just black and white, then red and yellow.
by lowbrass
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Let's ruin songs with knowledge!
Replies: 782
Views: 67437

The cost of a stairway to heaven would be astronomical and there is no possible way that it could be financed by a single person.
by lowbrass
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:12 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Band-o-rama
Replies: 48
Views: 7650

<3 college marching band! This coming fall will be my 8th season of marching band, believe it or not (started as a freshman in high school). It's so unbelievably fun. To demonstrate, here's a picture of our sousas. And one of the full band.
by lowbrass
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Concept Albums
Replies: 106
Views: 11221

Mastodon - Leviathan . Most definitely my favorite concept album. It's based on Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Metal and 19th century literature, together at last. Also good: Red Sparowes - Every Red Heart Shines Toward the Red Sun : an instrumental tale of the hardships experienced by Chinese peasan...
by lowbrass
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Are cigarettes socially responsible?
Replies: 96
Views: 9054

What about cigarette smokers social responsibility in the health care system ? Is it right for smokers to knowingly do harm to their health, and then expect their insurance company and medicaid (in the United States) to pay for the health problems they have as a result of smoking? Don't smokers pay...
by lowbrass
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fora member birthdays
Replies: 753
Views: 106719

^^^^ Happy Birthday!

On May 15, I will be 22, and officially old.
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:04 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: PNW M&G? (Washington/Oregon)
Replies: 22
Views: 3943

If there is indeed going to be a Portland meetup during mid/late December (I'll be home from college), I say do it at my favorite place in P-town, The Montage. I'll go for sure !
by lowbrass
Mon Sep 03, 2007 8:53 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Can 8.2 million SUVs be operated responsibly?
Replies: 114
Views: 11097

I think that something like 90% of the people who own SUVs would be just as well suited if they drove a wagon (estate, to you Brits) or a minivan. I mean, unless you plan to use it to drive off-road or tow something heavy (boat, trailer, etc.), either a wagon or minivan will probably carry the peopl...

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