Cultural Blind Spots

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:05 am

You're confusing him with Walter Hill.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Chris_L » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:35 am

Pruitt wrote:
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You're confusing him with Walter Hill.
Crap - you're right. This is why I should stick to the Red Sox

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Giff » Mon May 14, 2018 5:45 pm

Tha fuck is Fortnite?
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnnie » Mon May 14, 2018 6:18 pm

I am fairly certain it's a 100 person battle royale shooter game that all the kids are playing these days.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Shirley » Mon May 14, 2018 11:16 pm

It's free and it's fun. And yes, EVERY boy under the age of, like 25, is playing it constantly.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnnie » Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm

Shirley wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 11:16 pm
It's free and it's fun. And yes, EVERY boy under the age of, like 25, is playing it constantly.
That seems to be the consensus. I gave up video games a long, long time ago save for the occasional Grand Theft Auto release, but I watched a buddy play and it seemed like a blast.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by bfj » Tue May 15, 2018 12:39 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Shirley wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 11:16 pm
It's free and it's fun. And yes, EVERY boy under the age of, like 25, is playing it constantly.
That seems to be the consensus. I gave up video games a long, long time ago save for the occasional Grand Theft Auto release, but I watched a buddy play and it seemed like a blast.
I sit and watch my son play. He loves the game. It just seems like a lot of time running and chopping shit down and very little time shooting people. Halo was more fun. That said, I haven't played it and do enjoy sitting and making fun of my son and his friends as they get slaughtered.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by rass » Wed May 30, 2018 5:37 am

Any sort of modern day, how do the kids say it? "rap beef"?
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by rass » Wed May 30, 2018 5:57 am

Though reading traditional-style media articles breathlessly detailing all of this line by line is pretty funny even without being able to keep track of all of the people involved (mostly because the articles keep cycling between stage names and nick names, even in the same sentence when talking about the same person, I guess to keep from being repetitive?).
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnnie » Wed May 30, 2018 8:17 am

And no matter who loses a rap beef, we all win.

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:15 pm

I was hip once, but that was a long time ago.

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by mister d » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:40 pm

Probiotic tea. Some is really good, some tastes too much like vinegar. It might settle my stomach at times or it might be placebo effect.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:31 pm

I'm a fan.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:38 pm

So, it aids digestion and is generally drank for the benefits to the gut?

Sounds good.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by govmentchedda » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:59 pm

Yep. And D is right. There's some that are too vinegary.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by rass » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:29 pm

Podcasts.

I know what they are, and even know the du jours by name (hi brian’s book rec) but I’ve never listened to a single one.

Frankly, I’ve been in awe of the time some of you guys find for shit like that for years.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by A_B » Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:30 pm

Yeah I listen to wait wait and catch up with some le Batard on commutes buts that’s it for me.
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:21 pm

I started with podcasts because everything, and I mean everything from local news, to sports radio to every music station in this city to the ever so gentle CBC, that I could get on the radio irritated and/or angered me.

Recently, my adaptor cord broke and I spent a day without podcasts and it made me nuts.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnnie » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm

You never listened to the Swampcasts with myself, Bronto, and DSafe?

As for when I'm listening to them... Literally right now as I put together my IKEA furniture. Also when driving because the radio is shit.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnny Carwash » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm

Johnnie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm
You never listened to the Swampcasts with myself, Bronto, and DSafe?

As for when I'm listening to them... Literally right now as I put together my IKEA furniture. Also when driving because the radio is shit.
Is there anywhere we can still get these, by the way? I had a couple saved on an old PC that may have gotten deleted.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by bfj » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 pm

I used to drive. A lot. Changing channels is annoying. Sirius wasn’t worth the money. I download books or podcasts and listen for hours to interesting shit. If I want music I have that on the same iPhone. I really don’t like local sports because the O’s are garbage, maybe I’ll tune in more once NFL starts.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Johnnie » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:52 pm

Johnny Carwash wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:42 pm
Johnnie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm
You never listened to the Swampcasts with myself, Bronto, and DSafe?

As for when I'm listening to them... Literally right now as I put together my IKEA furniture. Also when driving because the radio is shit.
Is there anywhere we can still get these, by the way? I had a couple saved on an old PC that may have gotten deleted.
I'll have to bust out the computer I recorded them in and upload them to Dropbox or something.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Giff » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 am

bfj wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 pm
I used to drive. A lot. Changing channels is annoying. Sirius wasn’t worth the money. I download books or podcasts and listen for hours to interesting shit. If I want music I have that on the same iPhone. I really don’t like local sports because the O’s are garbage, maybe I’ll tune in more once NFL starts.
God I listened to five minutes of sports radio over the weekend and it is just so awful.
Muh.

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:01 am

Giff wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 am
bfj wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 pm
I used to drive. A lot. Changing channels is annoying. Sirius wasn’t worth the money. I download books or podcasts and listen for hours to interesting shit. If I want music I have that on the same iPhone. I really don’t like local sports because the O’s are garbage, maybe I’ll tune in more once NFL starts.
God I listened to five minutes of sports radio over the weekend and it is just so awful.
Only time I willingly subjected myself to it was in the buildup to the Bills first playoff game in 17 years. Fun to hear the Buffalo radio guys and fans that week. Otherwise you can feel your brain shrinking as you listen.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Rush2112 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39 am

Johnnie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm
You never listened to the Swampcasts
These really should be revisited.

Speaking of blind spots, I'm really missing the anesthesiologist view on things, what's up with Howard's disappearance?
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by sancarlos » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:49 am

Rush2112 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:39 am
Johnnie wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:29 pm
You never listened to the Swampcasts
These really should be revisited.

Speaking of blind spots, I'm really missing the anesthesiologist view on things, what's up with Howard's disappearance?
I've exchanged notes a few times recently with the good doctor. I think he feels that there isn't any tolerance these days hereabouts for opposing political viewpoints, and so he feels a bit disenfranchised, given his libertarian bent. It didn't use to be that way, and I can't say that I feel he's wrong. (A couple guys here go into attack mode if you voice a view that isn't adequately liberal - and I say this as a guy who has gotten much more liberal over time, myself.) Also, he has been having some health issues.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Rush2112 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:00 am

Well, the Giants are 8 back...I can see how he isn't feeling well.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Giff » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:07 am

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:01 am
Giff wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 am
bfj wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 pm
I used to drive. A lot. Changing channels is annoying. Sirius wasn’t worth the money. I download books or podcasts and listen for hours to interesting shit. If I want music I have that on the same iPhone. I really don’t like local sports because the O’s are garbage, maybe I’ll tune in more once NFL starts.
God I listened to five minutes of sports radio over the weekend and it is just so awful.
Only time I willingly subjected myself to it was in the buildup to the Bills first playoff game in 17 years. Fun to hear the Buffalo radio guys and fans that week. Otherwise you can feel your brain shrinking as you listen.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:20 am

Yeah, my reason for going almost full on podcast during my commute:

1) Sports talk is garbage. And I don't give a shit about the Redskins and that is about 80-90 percent of what they talk about, even in the offseason.

2) I have zero tolerance for what music is on almost all of the dial. And they have such annoyingly long commercial breaks.

3) I have dozens of podcasts in my rotation, and they all entertain my a LOT more than anything on terrestrial radio and over most of what I heard on Sirius. And they're free, unless I feel like throwing them a few dollars in support.
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Post by Rush2112 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:49 am

I listen to music off the phone or the jazz or NPR stations when I'm in the car. My car commute is only like 20 minutes at most. I change over to the bus for the ride into Boulder and it's music on the way in (so I can read) and podcasts on the way home. I am getting a bit behind on the podcasts though as I've been hitting the Pats training camp podcasts pretty hard and they are 1.5-2 hours a pop.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by mister d » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:50 am

Due to this and a 2 hour drive, I listened to the first REM podcast by Adam Scott and Scott _______. Rough start but solid once they actually started talking REM.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by The Sybian » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:41 pm

rass wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:29 pm
Podcasts.

I know what they are, and even know the du jours by name (hi brian’s book rec) but I’ve never listened to a single one.

Frankly, I’ve been in awe of the time some of you guys find for shit like that for years.
I listen to podcasts in the car, at the gym, cleaning the house, mowing the lawn... I haven't turned on terrestrial radio once since I got my car in December. It severely cut into my music listening and reading, but I get a lot more out of podcasts.
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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by Pruitt » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:27 pm

Giff wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:07 am
Pruitt wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:01 am
Giff wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:45 am
bfj wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:48 pm
I used to drive. A lot. Changing channels is annoying. Sirius wasn’t worth the money. I download books or podcasts and listen for hours to interesting shit. If I want music I have that on the same iPhone. I really don’t like local sports because the O’s are garbage, maybe I’ll tune in more once NFL starts.
God I listened to five minutes of sports radio over the weekend and it is just so awful.
Only time I willingly subjected myself to it was in the buildup to the Bills first playoff game in 17 years. Fun to hear the Buffalo radio guys and fans that week. Otherwise you can feel your brain shrinking as you listen.
A 6th round pick having a good preseason game is proof that all scouting is dumb and wrong is what I learned yesterday.
Josh Allen reminded people of young Jim Kelly two weeks ago.

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Re: Cultural Blind Spots

Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:33 pm

mister d wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:50 am
Due to this and a 2 hour drive, I listened to the first REM podcast by Adam Scott and Scott _______. Rough start but solid once they actually started talking REM.
Aukerman...from Comedy Bang Bang.

Yeah, it was the same with their U2 one...about 45 minutes of them riffing, and then getting down to actually talking about the subject at hand.

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