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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby the_lone_bard » 21 Jun 2015, 07:44

Thanks for the suggestions guys. 6 hours or so from now I'll put em into effect as I stop into the supermarket to grab lunch to take to my Iron Infusion. (6 hours, I'm gonna be Iron Mang when I'm done!)

Also, I decided to listen to some of Blind Guardians covers of other songs on the recommendation of a guy I was talking to while waiting to get in to see them. I'm sorry if the audio quality is horrible, capped internet. I spent the last 15minutes trying to get the video to load in 480p so I could test it and it just errors out and forcibly sets itself to 144p no matter what. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2NkvJ44HFo
BUT, I know I'm a metalhead, so of course I wanna spread metal across the world, But take that away, that's not at play this time. Why can't we have songs like this on the popular radio stations anymore, or on music TV if there are any stations that still play music not reality TV. It's a song calling people to arms, not to go to war but to end them. To spread the word of peace, and it's got so much feeling and energy behind it. When did we stop looking to our music for inspiration like that, and have it devolve into nuthin but fuckin bitches n ho's, or upbeat PARTYPARTYPARTY! songs... Am I crazy for thinking that if we could have songs like that playing on a radio in prime time, there'd be a lot more people shouting for peace than for war? I mean, quite literally every man woman and child who's singing along with that song is furthering the call for peace, instead of furthering the call for SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS SHOTS!..

I know this kinda seems like a rant, it's not. I'm sad about it of course, but I'm just curious, is this my metalheadedness influencing me from my subconscious or am I onto something here? Do you guys, some of which don't feel the music as intensely as I do think the same? Or do you think I'm just a crazy music nut?
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby MinniChi » 21 Jun 2015, 11:31

Happy Father's day to all the dads here! Enjoy yourselves!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Lord Chrusher » 21 Jun 2015, 12:55

the_lone_bard, almost all coffee you get in Australia is espresso based. The usual coffees on offer at an Australian cafe will be:

Short black - A shot of espresso. Strong coffee flavour, you usually add sugar to it.

Long black - Espresso poured into hot water. Simular to an americano in the rest of the world (An americano is hot water added to espresso).

Latte - Espresso mixed with textured (steamed) milk. There is more milk than coffee

Cappuccino - One part espresso mixed with one part textured milk topped with one part milk foam. The foam is usually dusted with chocolate.

Flat white - Microfoam milk poured over espresso. There is a bit overlap between lattes, cappoccinos and flat whites so what is a cappoccino in one place may be closer to a flat white in another. Lattes will have more milk relative coffee compared to a cappoccino or a flat white.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby the_lone_bard » 21 Jun 2015, 13:06

Hmmm, that's good to know. I think I'll avoid short/long blacks for now.
I've gone from iced coffee, which is basically coffee flavoured milk, to Latte, seems like I should try a Flat white, I'm not sure what microfoam is, but it sounds like it's closer to a late than a Cappuccino is. Thanks man, just in time before I needa run off to get a bus as well!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 22 Jun 2015, 05:53

Lord Chrusher wrote: Cappuccino - One part espresso mixed with one part textured milk topped with one part milk foam. The foam is usually dusted with chocolate.


Don't forget the cinnamon! :D
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 22 Jun 2015, 12:20

So guess who's got two thumbs and a poor ability to copy out his work schedule, resulting in him thinking he's working on a day when he's not? ;)
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 22 Jun 2015, 13:03

empath wrote:So guess who's got two thumbs and a poor ability to copy out his work schedule, resulting in him thinking he's working on a day when he's not? ;)


...good?

In utterly unrelated news, I heard today that a couple of my friends have apparently got engaged. I have to say I'm pretty surprised- they've been dating less than a year, are both under 21 and both have at least 1 more year of uni to complete. But nonetheless- well done and congrats to the both of them.
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Postby Bebop Man » 22 Jun 2015, 20:30

Always suspicious of those blitzkrieg weddings. But, uh, congrats.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 23 Jun 2015, 09:53

'Blitzkrieg wedding' is my new favourite dual noun :D
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Postby the_lone_bard » 23 Jun 2015, 10:36

And now all I can think of is Metallicas James Hetfield screaming "YOU CAN'T SURVIVE THE BLITZKRIEEEEEEEEEEEEG!"
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Postby Prospero101 » 23 Jun 2015, 11:19

I suppose it's better than a PANZERFAUST wedding.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby the_lone_bard » 24 Jun 2015, 03:41

Can someone tell me what the joke is with the fractured butthole? Everyone keeps mentioning it and going "It took me a minute to get it." and I'm sitting here a week later going "...I don't get it, what's the pun? What's the 'get it' that I'm not getting." and at this point I feel incredibly fucking dumb but I'm completely unable to tell if I'm actually dumb or if it's just a funny name that I didn't find too funny.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Phailhammer » 24 Jun 2015, 05:12

Prospero101 wrote:I suppose it's better than a PANZERFAUST wedding.


Yeah, too much risk of someone losing their cool and blowing up halfway through.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby phlip » 24 Jun 2015, 06:24

the_lone_bard wrote:Can someone tell me what the joke is with the fractured butthole?

The name is "The Fractured But Whole". The "butthole" thing is the pun that people aren't seeing immediately.
While no one overhear you quickly tell me not cow cow.
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Postby the_lone_bard » 24 Jun 2015, 07:58

...WHELP I'm not incredibly dumb then. I've not seen it, I just keep hearing everyone be "The fractured butthole" and was confused as shit. Gah, everyone's been making me feel like a moron!
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Prospero101 » 24 Jun 2015, 12:12

Hey, the_lone_bard, if it makes you feel better, I have a similar story.

So, the restaurant where I work serves a sandwich called the "Hot Chick." It's basically a fried chicken filet with hot sauce and some other garnishes. But for the first six months I worked there, I misheard everybody who said it and thought we served a "Hot Shit."
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby fantôme » 25 Jun 2015, 01:40

the_lone_bard wrote:...I know this kinda seems like a rant, it's not. I'm sad about it of course, but I'm just curious, is this my metalheadedness influencing me from my subconscious or am I onto something here? Do you guys, some of which don't feel the music as intensely as I do think the same? Or do you think I'm just a crazy music nut?


It isn't just a metal thing. I listen to all genres of music, I feel the same way as you, and in lyrics from all across the board there are similar attitudes.

It is probably most identifiable with hip-hop, which has within it a rather extreme dichotomy, (punctuated by the fact that it is a genre with words at it's core): on the one hand you have the mainstream filled to the brim with glorification of crime & violence, misogyny and spite - but you also have left-field hip-hop which is socialist and libertarian. The former is in the majority, so hip-hop has an image where negativity is what it produces - and the people who listen to it.

However I believe that primarily it isn't that people are awful because they listen to awful lyrics - rather its that people write awful lyrics because people are awful. I agree that music does to a lesser degree have an effect on people, but it is just part of the vicious cycle that begins with people being fundamentally awful.
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Postby the_lone_bard » 25 Jun 2015, 04:40

I don't listen to much rap at all, but this is why I like Prozak. And before they went off the deep end (Religion yaaaaaaaaay) Flobots. I mean, Prozak has some awesome "badass" songs wordplay wise. Fullmoon and Wake up You're Dead. But, then we have Until the End all about depression, Million Miles Away, calling for people to stop... Well, being people basically.

And I think it's more of a trickle down thing, music is so pervasive in our every day life now. We've all had it hammered into us that games and TV aren't real. Books are naturally not taken in that light. But, we hear music all day, everywhere and while we might all know that when Eminem raps about dismembering his cousin in a bathtub it isn't real, we never had it hammered into us to not listen to music literally. And then we hear violence in it all the time, and while we might not think it's ok to kidnap Lindsay Lohan, subconsciously, eh, maybe it is ok to kick someones teeth in when they piss you off enough? Then you consider that there are a million things in an average day to anger and frustrate you. Stubbed your toe getting dressed, got cut off in traffic, customer was a dick... Alarm clock is playing random station when you stub your toe, radio in traffic, 30different radio stations if you happen to work in a shopping center. Not only is it creating a subconscious attachment to shitty times and shitty music (Assuming you don't listen to that music normally, if you do you would assosciate it with listening pleasure.) but when we're already angry, rather than hearing something like Kamelots Pendulus Fall (Song that sounds dark, and is deceptively so, but is all about the edge of suicide and urging "her" not to go through with it, cause 'life is a pendulus fall, maybe worth the pain, and soon enough we'll go, where nobody can touch us.' tl;dr life can suck, or be great, maybe try stick with it since we're gonna die soon enough regardless.) or Hallelujah. Or Ayreons Comatose... We get either mindless drivel in the form of Taylor Swift and co, something engineered to sound ok but be about pretty much nothing. Or we get hatred vocalised in the form of most mainstream rap and "rock" music invades every part of our lives now, and that's great, and while I might not like Taylor Swift or Kanye West or any other pop artists, is it too much to ask that they spread a good message with their music? You can have your engineered sounds and your market tested phat beatz, but can you maybe channel them into something that will make people think, feel good or call out a real world issue? That way when people are actually listening to a song, they get something out of it? It's not like you HAVE to hear the lyrics, hell I pretty often wind up mindlessly singing "Caught inside a web called life, the only way to get out soon is suiciiiiiiiiiiide" cause the melody of Born in a Mourning Hall is awesome. Nothing ever says you have to take a song super seriously at all times, and maybe, just maybe we'd not be encouraging a culture of hate and violence at worst, or a culture of mindless nothingness at best... I dunno, I think too much. I don't really get bored anymore these days so much as I just retreat to my own mind and overanalyze things. I kinda miss the days where I'd start chewing the walls out of boredom then resort to literally any game I had.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 03 Jul 2015, 10:02

Trying to evaluate the value of a joke.

I am considered giving my friend Abel a customised bell with his name engraved/written on it.

A bell for Abel.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby empath » 03 Jul 2015, 13:13

I like that; it's a bit of cute wit. Not overly obtuse or cryptic, but not "Hey, geddit? Geddit???" either.
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Postby Merrymaker_Mortalis » 03 Jul 2015, 14:09

Worth £20? Or should I find a bell and artfully write Abel on it?

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Thank you for letting me get baptized at your church and stay with you for a while present?

There's another layer to the joke. We visited a souvenir shop. He pointed in humor that they never have any souvenirs with his name on. Jajajajaja.
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I think he appreciates in-references and jokes.

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby CrazyMax46 » 04 Jul 2015, 11:18

This may sound like an odd question but, is DB chat still a thing? I remember going there a lot when I was feeling down.
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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby Master Gunner » 04 Jul 2015, 12:28

irc.desertbus.org, we've being going all year.

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Put your username in the "Nickname" box, clear the "Channel" box, click on the "Server and network" button and change the "Server" box to "irc.desertbus.org". Click the "Start..." button and you're good to go.

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Re: The General Chat thread

Postby viscomica » 06 Jul 2015, 06:43

So, yesterday was my birthday. I had a good time, but I normally don't really fancy getting older, haha.

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