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Title: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 18, 2014, 02:12:00 pm
Well, my thought is that we needed a random thoughts thread.

Plus I'm about to break 1000 Posts...so there's that!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 18, 2014, 03:29:57 pm
I like this choice for a new random thoughts thread, wasn't really feeling the suggestions submitted earlier.  And I kept trying to come up with a Part Duex or Son of title and it wasn't clever enough.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: hutch on November 18, 2014, 03:33:58 pm
I'm not feeling it...........yet.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: vansmack on November 18, 2014, 04:56:47 pm
Doesn't it require "Meta"?

Like "Random thoughts for the Meta-Modern Era!"
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 18, 2014, 04:58:28 pm
Doesn't it require "Meta"?

Like "Random thoughts for the Meta-Modern Era!"
How is that meta?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: hutch on November 18, 2014, 05:04:29 pm
don't know under what other thread to post this so maybe it should be here..

Shocked to discover I don't own a copy of KC & the Sunshine Band's TK3.... perhaps its downstairs out of place...I thought I had completed my KC LP collection by purchasing the one that came after TK3 earlier today... but... nope.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: vansmack on November 18, 2014, 06:29:08 pm
How is that meta?

Are you asking the right question? 

I would think the appropriate debate would be around the idea that we are even in the metamodern era, or, at a minimum, are these these thoughts random at all, or simply beyond the scope of what the modern era would discuss?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: hutch on November 18, 2014, 06:31:50 pm
I'm sorry..this is beyond my pay grade.... I didn't do so well in math/science classes....my logic is epic failure...the end..crash...out. bail.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 18, 2014, 07:23:53 pm
Should Joe Dirt 2 get it's own thread?
(https://i.imgur.com/XsNsfCi.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 18, 2014, 07:29:07 pm
http://dc.suntimes.com/dc-entertainment/7/82/30202/best-djs-washington-dc/

our very own dfa

con,grats!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 18, 2014, 07:52:45 pm
I'm sorry..this is beyond my pay grade.... I didn't do so well in math/science classes....my logic is epic failure...the end..crash...out. bail.

LOL with my dyslexia I read "this is beyond my "gay pride"'.  I did a double take and it was not walky and then I was all confuseded...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Yada on November 19, 2014, 05:38:37 pm
bah!

http://www.stereogum.com/1720123/the-voice-asks-jason-isbell-to-audition-as-a-contestant/news/

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Justin Tonation on November 19, 2014, 06:37:40 pm
Other drivers....
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: i am gay and i like cats on November 19, 2014, 06:59:00 pm
Hutch . . .
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 20, 2014, 02:14:57 pm

what a great band and a great 1,000th post. Congrats on your great success Sidehatch.

I'd really like to thank the fans, for without them, none of this would have been possible
(and for KozV not banning me) :P

(http://rs1img.memecdn.com/thank-you-fans_o_733689.jpg)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: hutch on November 20, 2014, 02:30:42 pm
 ;D

wow looky at sidehatch.. he doggone all grown up on us now..how time flies...I remember whe he was a wee beet lad of 38 posts..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 20, 2014, 02:38:17 pm
Getting banned from this forum puts one in an very "elite" group, just ask Julian...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: excontradiction on November 20, 2014, 04:43:27 pm
Guy Fieri, before.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BrJUlSBCEAE1TdR.jpg:small)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 20, 2014, 05:18:23 pm
Getting banned from this forum puts one in an very "elite" group, just ask Julian...
Who even considers me a prior "banned" member? A moderator having a personal beef with someone is not the same as what Rhett or Atomic did. That's like identifying Nelson Mandela as a felon. Ok, technically...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: hutch on November 21, 2014, 11:33:07 am
power move by America's first hispanic president last night!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: ggw on November 21, 2014, 11:51:59 am
power move by America's first hispanic president last night!

Really?  I don't want to turn this into a political discussion thread, but "power" is the last word I would use to describe the move.  I mean, he wussed out on immigration reform in September because he thought it would hurt Dems in the mid-terms.  Then the Dems got crushed anyway and now he's scrambling to cover his ass.  More of a "desperate" move than one of power.

All that being said, I think the ideas being floated on immigration are fine.  So do many Republicans, but they can't admit it because everyone's got to hew the party line and oppose whatever the other party advocates.  Politics -- Yay!!! 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 21, 2014, 12:02:26 pm

All that being said, I think the ideas being floated on immigration are fine.  So do many Republicans, but they can't admit it because everyone's got to hew the party line and oppose whatever the other party advocates.  Politics -- Yay!!! 
This really dives me crazy too
Come up with an idea that is a compromise to what you really wanted to do, so the other party can get behind it.
But it doesn't matter, they are against anything you say... even if they agree

If Obama said "the snow is white" I'm certain there would be at least 20 republicans calling him a reverse racist and that this is just what Hitler did before exterminating the jews
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: ggw on November 21, 2014, 12:06:53 pm
It cuts both ways.  Neither party will admit the other party has a good idea because that may strengthen the other party and, at the end of the day, the party system is simply all about maintaining and expanding your own party's power.  Should any actions actually be beneficial to the masses, well that's just a coincidental bonus.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Special masterHă〒çh n ☣ ☢ ☠ on November 21, 2014, 12:12:07 pm
I agree it does cut both ways...but just seems like the party of the Elephant really has a hard time with any sort of compromise on anything.  They seem to view it as a sign of weakness, god forbid you do what the founding fathers explicitly stressed we should do
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 21, 2014, 12:33:49 pm
http://dc.suntimes.com/dc-entertainment/7/82/30202/best-djs-washington-dc/

our very own dfa

con,grats!
Thanks! There was a LOT of negative feedback on this. It was cool. My Soundcloud got hundreds of hits because of it so whatever lol.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 21, 2014, 02:39:36 pm
I don't think it is fine to reward anyone who, by their very first act of entering the country, broke the law.  If someone does not have enough respect for the laws of the country they are entering to do so legally, they ought to be made to leave and re-enter legally.  What Bammy is doing basically is saying 'well since you got away with being a criminal for so long we will let you get away with it'.  I'm all for anyone entering the USA as long as they do so by the rules that the law of the land has set. 
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 21, 2014, 02:40:03 pm
I agree it does cut both ways...but just seems like the party of the Elephant really has a hard time with any sort of compromise on anything.  They seem to view it as a sign of weakness, god forbid you do what the founding fathers explicitly stressed we should do

You mean like follow the constitution?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 21, 2014, 02:41:34 pm

All that being said, I think the ideas being floated on immigration are fine.  So do many Republicans, but they can't admit it because everyone's got to hew the party line and oppose whatever the other party advocates.  Politics -- Yay!!! 
This really dives me crazy too
Come up with an idea that is a compromise to what you really wanted to do, so the other party can get behind it.
But it doesn't matter, they are against anything you say... even if they agree

If Obama said "the snow is white" I'm certain there would be at least 20 republicans calling him a reverse racist and that this is just what Hitler did before exterminating the jews

#1 There is no such thing as REVERSE racism.  Racism is racism no matter who is being the racist.

#2 I know you are not silly enough to think that any one party has a monopoly of holding to their values and wanting more give form the other side.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 21, 2014, 02:55:54 pm
Yawn.  You should not make a thread with an exclamation point in the title, and then allow this boring drivel.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 21, 2014, 03:58:50 pm
Yawn.  You should not make a thread with an exclamation point in the title, and then allow this boring drivel.


I didn't think any of the drivel was boring.  Amusing maybe, but not boring!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: ggw on November 21, 2014, 04:14:50 pm
Yawn.  You should not make a thread with an exclamation point in the title, and then allow this boring drivel.

Maybe you could spice it up for us with some discussion of Batman or the Muppets.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 21, 2014, 05:17:44 pm
I spiced it up just by posting that and having people reply to it.

I am working on a mashup video of the Muppets Most Wanted (a scene with Ricky Gervais) and a Girl Talk track, maybe one day it will see the light of day...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 21, 2014, 09:58:03 pm
So apparently one buys headphones these days based on how on they look on  ones head.  At Radio Shack they have mirrors for which to try headphones on with...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 22, 2014, 12:36:42 pm
So apparently one buys headphones these days based on how on they look on  ones head.  At Radio Shack they have mirrors for which to try headphones on with...

And this surprises you about the current generation?  (Get off of my lawn!)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 22, 2014, 06:14:00 pm
The only good thing about Beats headphones is they brought back over the head headphones back in vogue.  I absolutely never used ear buds..
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: excontradiction on November 24, 2014, 04:12:38 pm
Here comes Ferguson...
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Yada on November 24, 2014, 04:17:15 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylPEeg1fLME
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 25, 2014, 11:52:55 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10547613_397962170358957_7723082520427112160_n.jpg?oh=4d2a472e520c2f10c82d2981734537f9&oe=551D4A38&__gda__=1423863822_e950b713a37231246efbd912a63b8b2f)

Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 25, 2014, 02:23:54 pm
I hope that is not all that you are focusing on in regards to this. 

Killer Mike's emotional response to the Grand Jury decision at the Run the Jewels show last night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MQs7CWKHM9w
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 25, 2014, 02:57:00 pm
I'm not focusing on anything.  I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground, break into and steal from their own local businesses, and generally act like barbarians.  All this because a man robs a store, then walks down the middle of the street with his stolen items, refuses to go to the sidewalk when asked to do so by a police officer, then attacks the officer when it becomes obvious that he is the robber, then tries to run away form the police as he is being arrested, then turns and aggressively confronts the officer again and refuses to stop when told to do so.  The fact that anyone involved was male/female, left handed/right handed, wore glasses/ wore contacts, was straight/gay, or was black/white/yellow/green is all 100% irrelevant.  Brown fucked up and he paid with his life.  Sad but his parents have no one to be upset with but their child.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Rogue Riderhood on November 25, 2014, 02:59:08 pm
You must watch a lot of Fox News.  ::)
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Yada on November 25, 2014, 03:00:02 pm
I'm not focusing on anything.  I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground, break into and steal from their own local businesses, and generally act like barbarians.  All this because a man robs a store, then walks down the middle of the street with his stolen items, refuses to go to the sidewalk when asked to do so by a police officer, then attacks the officer when it becomes obvious that he is the robber, then tries to run away form the police as he is being arrested, then turns and aggressively confronts the officer again and refuses to stop when told to do so.  The fact that anyone involved was male/female, left handed/right handed, wore glasses/ wore contacts, was straight/gay, or was black/white/yellow/green is all 100% irrelevant.  Brown fucked up and he paid with his life.  Sad but his parents have no one to be upset with but their child.

stick to planning your Times Square TGIFriday's and Radio City Music Hall visit.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 25, 2014, 03:00:54 pm
You must watch a lot of Fox News.  ::)

I actually listen to what the grand jury testimony was and the facts as they are known rather than made up stories and conjecture by those with an agenda.  Absolutely everything I posted is 100% factual.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 25, 2014, 03:03:45 pm
I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground,
Who set fire to their own building?  ::) You do understand all black people do not share "black property" communally, correct?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 25, 2014, 03:06:37 pm
I'm not focusing on anything.  I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground, break into and steal from their own local businesses, and generally act like barbarians.  All this because a man robs a store, then walks down the middle of the street with his stolen items, refuses to go to the sidewalk when asked to do so by a police officer, then attacks the officer when it becomes obvious that he is the robber, then tries to run away form the police as he is being arrested, then turns and aggressively confronts the officer again and refuses to stop when told to do so.  The fact that anyone involved was male/female, left handed/right handed, wore glasses/ wore contacts, was straight/gay, or was black/white/yellow/green is all 100% irrelevant.  Brown fucked up and he paid with his life.  Sad but his parents have no one to be upset with but their child.


stick to planning your Times Square TGIFriday's and Radio City Music Hall visit.

Already planned out thanks, but I didn't realize that TGIF had anything to do with it!
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: RatBastard on November 25, 2014, 03:10:19 pm
I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground,
Who set fire to their own building?  ::) You do understand all black people do not share "black property" communally, correct?

I'm sorry but no one mentioned a thing about race.  This whole thing has nothing to do with race.  It has to do with a criminal committing a crime and then refusing to be apprehended.  The man is dead because of his own poor decisions.  Comments like the parents saying the officer is not going to 'face the consequences' are absurd.  There are no consequences of defending yourself when being attacked other than doing what you have to do to stay alive.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: DeathFromAbove1979 on November 25, 2014, 03:17:25 pm
I'm not focusing on anything.  I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground, break into and steal from their own local businesses, and generally act like barbarians.  All this because a man robs a store, then walks down the middle of the street with his stolen items, refuses to go to the sidewalk when asked to do so by a police officer, then attacks the officer when it becomes obvious that he is the robber, then tries to run away form the police as he is being arrested, then turns and aggressively confronts the officer again and refuses to stop when told to do so.  The fact that anyone involved was male/female, left handed/right handed, wore glasses/ wore contacts, was straight/gay, or was black/white/yellow/green is all 100% irrelevant.  Brown fucked up and he paid with his life.  Sad but his parents have no one to be upset with but their child.
Nowhere in the testimony is it OBVIOUS that he knew Brown was the robber. They shoehorned Brown "handing cigarillos off to his left" during this scuffle in the cops car, but he can't remember how many times he shoots? But he remember Brown starting to gallop like a horse and being "as big as Hulk Hogan" and looking like "The Devil" as he charged towards Brown. This was after He had already shot Brown in the cop car in the hand, and shot him while Brown was allegedly charging at him. The whole testimony stinks. Brown was able to hold this cop down in the car with one hand and hand off the cigarilos to his friend and continue hitting him in the face? And the cop couldn't reach his baton or pepper spray? Or, he could have, but he said that the pepper spray would have hurt him as well as Brown. So, yeah, gun is the next obvious choice.
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: Julian, Semi-Retired WUNDERKIND on November 25, 2014, 03:21:11 pm
I find it rather amusing that a population will burn their own building to the ground,
Who set fire to their own building?  ::) You do understand all black people do not share "black property" communally, correct?

I'm sorry but no one mentioned a thing about race.  This whole thing has nothing to do with race.  It has to do with a criminal committing a crime and then refusing to be apprehended.  The man is dead because of his own poor decisions.  Comments like the parents saying the officer is not going to 'face the consequences' are absurd.  There are no consequences of defending yourself when being attacked other than doing what you have to do to stay alive.

That's great and all but completely non-sequitor to your original comment I quoted and responded to. A "population" did not burn down "their own building to the ground." Someone (or perhaps a few people) set fire to a building/buildings. I was asking why you think it was "their own." Are you alleging someone set fire to their own property last night (like for insurance fraud)?
Title: Re: Random thoughts for the Modern Era!
Post by: kosmo vinyl on November 25, 2014, 03:23:02 pm
Politics is why we can't have nice things on this forum.  Everyone  is in time out