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  1. I've checked all my regular stores and haven't seen it at any of them.
  2. I don't even know where/if I could get that brand here in America
  3. Loved it. Mike P has the right to smash his property if he wants and nobody can take that away from him. If that upsets you then keep on crying.
  4. You can sometimes find used CDs all much lower prices than online dowloads. Simply rip the CD and you've got a great deal on some tunes.
  5. Bought this thing I am a big ol licker of boots
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    Dune

    I don't need rape or existential grief, I just want a movie that actually says something. Of course there are great movies made in America in the past 20 years (There Will Be Blood or Where the Wild Things Are, Blue Ruin) but the general trend is overwhelmingly in favor of formulaic entertainment because the industry no longer has any reason to take risks: the monopolies have realized that people will pay to see any action/adventure story as long as it has enough money spent on special effects and advertising. They may not even like the movie, but if it isn't intolerably bad, then it'll always make a profit. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is a great example. The fourth one had the biggest budget of any film ever, it was boring garbage with no substance, and it was still a major success in the box office, despite the fact that nobody really liked it. Original stories don't really have much of a chance in this kind of situation. Yes, they exist, but they aren't getting nearly as much industry support as they should. I just can't picture a movie like One Cut of the Dead being produced in America.
  7. drillkicker

    Dune

    You picked the first four years of the decline, many of the films aren't even good, and at least one isn't even American. I'm sorry that I don't like $10,000,000,000 remakes and Marvel movies. I guess I ought to kill myself for having an opinion.
  8. Wesley Willis > Jello Biafra > Bill Rieflin > King Crimson > Kanye West
  9. drillkicker

    Dune

    You can call it edgy all you want, but that won't make it untrue.
  10. drillkicker

    Dune

    The trailer is extremely uninteresting, but it's possible that it's just a bad trailer for a good movie. American cinema has been on a really miserable streak for the past 20 years and that's been getting worse and worse, so I'll wait and see if it's still remembered in 5 or 10 years and might watch it then. I can't see Hollywood taking any risks these days, though. Kubrick's 2001 wouldn't have seen the light of day in the current climate.
  11. What about the African talking drum ? I'm pretty sure that predates carrier pigeons, and it's also much more effective.
  12. My boss decided I'm too good at doing stuff by myself and stopped giving me other people to work with, so that's most of my social interaction that I no longer have. I still hang out with comrades about once or twice a week but it isn't enough, and most of my closest friends have left the area or they're working all the time. Most people my age do things through social apps that I don't use, so that's probably a big part of why I feel isolated. What do you mean by smoke ? I got 27, but that's a pretty subjective test.
  13. That would be the best day of my life
  14. I think it's already starting to pass now. The pain is much less extreme today than yesterday and the day before. Thanks for the advice, though.
  15. I'm pretty sure I have strep throat. Swallowing hurts. Talking hurts. Yawning hurts. Even chewing hurts. I actually feel like eating is no longer worth it. I actually took ibuprofen like a first world baby.
  16. His works are what got me into the whole IDM thing. It's to see them getting more fanfare lately.
  17. I recently found out that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides holds the record as the most expensive film ever made. It was also one of the worst films ever made. And yet it was a massive financial success. Somehow Disney can just funnel endless money into a movie and it will make them tons of money regardless of whether it's actually enjoyable to watch. The stupidest part is that these expensive movies that cost hundreds of millions are usually just watched once, because they get worse and worse with every viewing due to the complete absence of any subtlety or creativity. Akira Kurosawa made movies that get better and better after 20 viewings and he had to slow down drastically and leave many films unmade because his own studio refused to fund his projects.
  18. He's probably the only guy who would go on a kayaking trip just to determine the hex color value of the water.
  19. I'll just put together a whole album of tracks I'd like to submit to this and call it I Am the Music Maker.
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