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Re: I just want to say...

Post by matedog » 18 Oct 2017, 11:57am

Flex wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:33am
There's a strong contingent of Beach Boys fans here, though, so ain't no problem. :cool:

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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 12:00pm

WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:53am
Historians can be even worse. I've always had a solid interest in auto racing - especially racing history - but I'm definitely a novice historian at best. Racing history forums are truly vicious. Those who consider themselves "true" historians will just attack people for making a simple mistake. Get a fact wrong and I've seen people hounded out of forums.

The same can happen for any subject. There will always be those who want to prove they know more than you and they truly enjoy pointing it out.

I've been a fan of the Clash since I was fairly young - but I admit I don't know as much about them as a lot of people. There have been other bands that have held by interest and my philosophy is that I'd rather know something about all the bands I've loved than to obsess over the details of one particular band or musician.

This is sad and the best way to deal with people like that is just to ignore them. Again - going back to the racing forums - they want to get you upset and when they can't they'll keep poking at you - trying to provoke you - but if you ignore them they move onto another target.

I think it is cool to be passionate about things and when you're passionate about things you naturally want to discuss them with those who share you passion. The internet has made that so easy - and that is great - we just need to keep the trolls out! :mrgreen:
I guess I don't understand that level of obsession, which is weird since I have an obsessive brain.

The worst I've seen was in the young adult writing community. Teenage fans dragging their favorite author because she didn't write a character the way they wanted. It was totally vicious. She was doxxed a few times. Fans even showed up at her house. They publicly threatened to take her down during a panel at a writing conference or a book signing. That. Is. Nuts. That level of fandom needs a psychiatric intervention.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm

Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:53am
Historians can be even worse. I've always had a solid interest in auto racing - especially racing history - but I'm definitely a novice historian at best. Racing history forums are truly vicious. Those who consider themselves "true" historians will just attack people for making a simple mistake. Get a fact wrong and I've seen people hounded out of forums.
No argument from me about the awfulness of historians. :shifty:
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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Mimi » 18 Oct 2017, 12:11pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:53am
Historians can be even worse. I've always had a solid interest in auto racing - especially racing history - but I'm definitely a novice historian at best. Racing history forums are truly vicious. Those who consider themselves "true" historians will just attack people for making a simple mistake. Get a fact wrong and I've seen people hounded out of forums.
No argument from me about the awfulness of historians. :shifty:
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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 12:26pm

Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:11pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
WestwayKid wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:53am
Historians can be even worse. I've always had a solid interest in auto racing - especially racing history - but I'm definitely a novice historian at best. Racing history forums are truly vicious. Those who consider themselves "true" historians will just attack people for making a simple mistake. Get a fact wrong and I've seen people hounded out of forums.
No argument from me about the awfulness of historians. :shifty:
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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 12:29pm

matedog wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:57am

:cool:
That's worse than "WBTC," right? And "Hotel California"? Leaving aside the unintentional comedy of it all, aesthetically it has absolutely no value, made worse by the fact that it was done by a major, major band.
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Re: I just want to say...

Post by matedog » 18 Oct 2017, 12:35pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:29pm
matedog wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:57am

:cool:
That's worse than "WBTC," right? And "Hotel California"? Leaving aside the unintentional comedy of it all, aesthetically it has absolutely no value, made worse by the fact that it was done by a major, major band.
I love how Brian showed up for this. And Stamos too, but only on that sunset shot where he is barely discernible. The other time they are playing, Jardine's giant kid is playing drums.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Flex » 18 Oct 2017, 12:37pm

It's a musical atrocity. Fuck Mile Love, indeed.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 12:49pm

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Kory » 18 Oct 2017, 12:52pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
I'm going to test this assertion by attempting to destroy Heston.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 12:53pm

Kory wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
I'm going to test this assertion by attempting to destroy Heston.
His diet is worse than mine. He's an immortal. He is our curse for myriad crimes.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Heston » 18 Oct 2017, 1:07pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:53pm
Kory wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
I'm going to test this assertion by attempting to destroy Heston.
His diet is worse than mine. He's an immortal. He is our curse for myriad crimes.
I'm just knocking up some sausages, super noodles and chips. Fancy some?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Kory » 18 Oct 2017, 1:16pm

Heston wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 1:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:53pm
Kory wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
I'm going to test this assertion by attempting to destroy Heston.
His diet is worse than mine. He's an immortal. He is our curse for myriad crimes.
I'm just knocking up some sausages, super noodles and chips. Fancy some?
Actually, yes. I'll bring a vindaloo.
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Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
Boogie With Your Children

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Oct 2017, 1:17pm

Heston wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 1:07pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:53pm
Kory wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:52pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 12:09pm
Mimi wrote:
18 Oct 2017, 11:55am
The people here are great. With the exception of the stray troll, it's been one of my favorite places on the web.
Definitely. There's no way I'm as passionate a fan of the Clash than the vast majority of people here—ironically, it was DCT that pushed me away from just plain enjoying the band as I once did—but the people here are, as a whole, fucking great. Intelligent, funny, decent. Plenty of people here I'd go to the mat for (even Heston!).
I'm going to test this assertion by attempting to destroy Heston.
His diet is worse than mine. He's an immortal. He is our curse for myriad crimes.
I'm just knocking up some sausages, super noodles and chips. Fancy some?
Did you clean the spermacidal jelly off the wrapper first?
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

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Re: I just want to say...

Post by WestwayKid » 18 Oct 2017, 1:58pm



This is my go to clip (hope I posted it correctly) when I want to describe how awful Mike Love can be. Everything from the creepy LP cover to the seriously horrendously creepy song!?

He's not without some redeeming value - but more often than not - guy is a off the rails - but he's fun to dislike!

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