Re: Remedial burnination

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Next in this series: "All your base are belong to us" and "Peanut butter jelly time"! 2001 was a magical year.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 4:51 PM
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And yet the magic failed to reach more than a few impoverished souls, which souls shall now be enrichinated.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 4:54 PM
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Don't forget "Gonads and Strife" and "The Terrible Secret of Space".


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 4:59 PM
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with a baseball bat.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 5:00 PM
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To merge this and the accent subthread: one of the Homestar Runner characters talks *exactly* like an uncle of mine from Chicago. It's weird to watch for that reason.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 5:11 PM
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5: The Cheat?


Posted by: briefly visible | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 5:13 PM
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6: That's funny. I just looked it up, and it's Coach Z.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 5:15 PM
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Would someone be willing to tell me how long the dragon-drawing lesson is? 7 minutes? 2 minutes?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 5:54 PM
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8: I dunno. 3-5 minutes? Time stands still during it, so it's hard to tell.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:02 PM
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I'd guess about 4 minutes of drawing lesson, another 2 or 3 of music video about how awesome the dragon is.

By complete coincidence, I too had to show this to someone who was unfamiliar with it a couple weeks ago. Just to back up Standpipe's rationale for posting.


Posted by: briefly visible | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:06 PM
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Is there a transcript of this somewhere that I can read instead? I'm busy.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:18 PM
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Oh. Yeah. It was great up until the Trog Dor theme song part.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:18 PM
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Is this because all the commenters were burninating the peasants in the "coding" thread?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:20 PM
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The reason is because.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:21 PM
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It was great up until the Trog Dor theme song part.

You have family in thatched-roof cottages, I take it.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:22 PM
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13: No two peasants are not on fire.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:23 PM
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Oh come on. The Trog Dor theme song is the best part.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:23 PM
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17 gets it right.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:26 PM
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But - I don't like that kind of music. (I also have a thing for drawers of dragons, so had been briefly discombobulated.)

I'm sure I'm missing something. About the peasants.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:33 PM
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TROG DOOOOOOORRRRR!!!!


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:38 PM
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I don't like that kind of music.

There is a kind of music to which the Trog Dor theme belongs?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:47 PM
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11: Yes, actually.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:48 PM
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21: Wikipedia says it's heavy metal, SB.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:50 PM
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Uh, there are at least a few traditions about the nature of dragons. In at least one, they're defenders of the earth when things go bad. They then rise up.

In another tradition, of course, mostly fed by the cheesy movie industry, they fly about aimlessly and torch the thatched-roof cottages of peasants.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:52 PM
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23: Hey, really? I was going to call it punk. I guess, sure, heavy metal. Some of which I used to like.

Sorry for the dragon sidebar.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 6:57 PM
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The music makes more sense if you saw the Limozeen cartoon, IIRC. You really kind of have to get lost in the homestarrunner site for a few hours to fully appreciate the interconnected genius of it. It is a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:07 PM
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I just got carded buying liquor at the same place I buy wine all the goddamn time without ever getting carded. Are there more serious penalties for selling liquor to minors, or something?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:08 PM
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I also have a thing for drawers of dragons

I had no idea drawers of dragons made one attractive to anybody. It definitely didn't work for me in high school.

And, punk? I guess it's sort of unintentionally punk by means of being ridiculously DIY, but yeah, certainly intended in the tradition of metal. The "guitar" sb email is my favorite, and might explain this further, but I don't have the time at the moment to figure out how to link that.


Posted by: briefly visible | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:09 PM
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I'm pretty sure once a rock song mentions dragons, it automatically becomes heavy metal. So even if the trogdor song didn't feature some falsetto vocals, it would still be metal.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:10 PM
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"Trog Dor"? As in, "He's beautiful, Mr. and Mrs. Dor, what's his name"?

It's just TROGDOR.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:11 PM
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Says you, Mr. Dash.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:12 PM
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29: Counterpoint: Puff.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:12 PM
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Puff the magic dragon lived by the SEEEEEEEEEEE
*thumpa thumpa thumpa*


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:15 PM
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32: Not rock music. I'm saying that "Rock" and "features dragons" are jointly sufficient conditions for being heavy metal.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:16 PM
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"Puff" is heavy metal for people high on weed. Do I have to spell everything out for you people?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:16 PM
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What was referred to in 28: Virtuosos and trembalos and arpeggios.

And in 26: the name Limozeen came from here, but I guess the band didn't show up until after Trogdor? I'm too lazy to figure it out at the moment.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:17 PM
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I thought regular metal was just fine for metalheads high on weed. It was at my high school.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure once a rock song mentions dragons, it automatically becomes heavy metal.

Sunset Rubdown really shouldn't have been allowed to call an album Dragonslayer.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:19 PM
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I own an album by Dragonforce, but truth be told it kind of sucks.

Other than that, I can't think of a metal song prominently involving dragons, at least off the top of my head. I'm probably missing something obvious.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:25 PM
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38: Wikipedia calls them art rock, but I'm listening to a song now and I'm calling it for heavy metal.

The toy piano is making it difficult, though. Also the Gary Numan vocals.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:26 PM
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[Here is where I would make everyone listen to The Bags' "L. Frank Baum." If I could.]

(And I just watched a commercial for frozen dinners that asked "Could placemats help keep your kids off drugs?)

{I am Btocked and *snowed in* in Chicago at CA's parents' house. CA is not here. But I am. Til Thursday, now, it seems.}


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:27 PM
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39: How about this


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:28 PM
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41: I heard Chicago got squat for snow. Mis-reporting or maybe early remarks by a FB friend?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:29 PM
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38: Wikipedia calls them art rock, but I'm listening to a song now and I'm calling it for heavy metal.

I'm not sure that word means what you think it means.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:31 PM
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Has btocked completely replaced Becks style? Is it because she never posts here anymore?

Also: dio is still going ch-ch-chunk ch-ch-chunk ch-ch-chunk ch-ch-chunk ch-ch-chunk


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:31 PM
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43: As of now about 5 inches? (said the Bishop to the actress). It's very fine, but it has been non-stop since last night and isn't going to stop until tomorrow night. It's really not much snow, but the airlines have basically responded by canceling all flights.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:34 PM
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Has btocked completely replaced Becks style?

Synonyms and equally useful, I'd say.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:37 PM
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OK, that's a good one. I have to say I have been remiss in keeping up with late period Ronnie James Dio. Holy Diver is a good album, though.

The band Stanley linked to does not have sufficient shredding/musical chops to be METAL.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:37 PM
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Becks style is when you're not typing funny, at least not too much, but you're a bit tipsy and making poor judgments about what should be on the internet.

Btock style is when you will never remember having made these comments, and no one will ever be able to figure out what you were saying or why.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:38 PM
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The band Stanley linked to

I did no such thing.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:39 PM
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Linked conceptually to the thread, through the power of your words. Let's not be techno-reductionist.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:41 PM
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The terrible secret of space.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:42 PM
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For a brief period way back when, I held out hope that there was really going to be a Trogdor movie.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:43 PM
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You know, for as much of a metalhead as I've been (A LOT OF ONE, that's how much), and as much of a Dungeons & Dragons dork (FOR A WHILE A LOT I GOT OVER IT WHEN I FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET LAID), it's really not been so much about the Dragons and Warriors as the Kicking Ass and the Tortured Protagonist. Even Manowar isn't so much about the dragons as the massed armies fighting epic battles with SWORD and HAMMER.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:50 PM
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54 gets it right. Wizard/dragon fantasy is a pretty small part of the METAL corpus, confined to a fringe of the PowerMetal world. Mystical stuff is mostly satanic/death/undead/anti-religionkinds of things or summoning bands of warriors to fight. Or, Iron Maiden's surprisingly straightforward history lessons.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:56 PM
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In college, a guy I barely knew mentioned in the dining hall that he could make origami dragons. I guess I seemed interested in them, because the next day a mutual friend delivered to me an exquisite folded paper dragon, made from a sheet of paper from a yellow legal pad. I kept it for years. I never did talk to the guy.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:57 PM
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There's a lot of power metal, though.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:59 PM
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I can't remember the name of the power metal band I briefly liked, but it was pretty silly.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 7:59 PM
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At the Gates was as hard metal as I got. Does that count for cred?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:00 PM
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I never was a metalhead, but I was a D&D dork until well after I figured out how to get laid. Shut up, that's why.

I wrote a really deep story in high school that was a retelling of the St. George story, except that the dragon was, like, my parents keeping me down, and instead of fighting St. George it just made him feel super guilty about everything.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:00 PM
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I still haven't figured out how reliably to get laid and I don't even have being a D&D dork to occupy my time otherwise.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:01 PM
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I'm not sure the metalhead roommate I had one year in college realized that the rest of us were enjoying his constant playing and shouting along to Therion's "Thor" in an entirely different way than he was.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:02 PM
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CRUSH THE INFIDELS IN YOUR WAY! BY YOUR HAMMER LET NONE BE SAVED! GODS MONSTERS AND MEN WILL DIE TOGETHER IN THE END!!!


Posted by: OPINIONATED THERION | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:04 PM
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54 - Helium's Mary Timony is out there repping for 12-year-old girls and/or very stoned college students who are into dragons.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:04 PM
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26 is correct. I was going to show Blume the fqwhgads video, but then it turned out to be eight or so videos, all in different places, and all inexplicable without the others.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:05 PM
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And I'm pretty sure there's a Blöödhag song about Anne McCaffrey!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:06 PM
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the rest of us were enjoying his constant playing and shouting along to Therion's "Thor" in an entirely different way than he was.

I have a similar story, but about "Moon River", and our mode of enjoyment was that of pure hate.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:09 PM
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At the Gates is definitely cred-producing. I don't know them that well, but you're already into the DeathMetal world (which, as a conventional 80s thrash-metal fan, I view as still being a "new" kind of thing even though it's now 25 years old.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:09 PM
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65: Everybody to the limit!


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:15 PM
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I tried to explain Homestar Runner to my parents a few months ago. I think it started with my dad encountering an article about the tenth anniversary of the website and asking if I'd ever heard of it. I got them to watch a few of the highlights and their response was a sort of concerned-sounding "... so, you really think is funny?"


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:16 PM
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How could anyone not love Teen Girl Squad?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:17 PM
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You know that Therion's Thor is a cover of a song done originally by Manowar, right? RIGHT? BECAUSE THE OPINIONATED ARMY OF THE IMMORTALS SHALL MAKE YOU KNOW!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:18 PM
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which, as a conventional 80s thrash-metal fan, I view as still being a "new" kind of thing even though it's now 25 years old

Tell me about it. Ripping my CD collection and taking up running (sorta) have combined to remind me that 30+ year old Judas Priest is fucking awesome, though. "Under a Blood Red Sky" has been my "final 5 minutes just keep chugging" song the past couple weeks. Between that and my recent Fugazi phase, I'm pretty damn cool to 14 year old me.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:19 PM
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Related. Cred-producing!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:21 PM
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omg Teen Girl Squad.

I haven't concerned myself with Homestar Runner since mid-2005 owing to various things. But! Teen Girl Squad!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:21 PM
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I miss mah mom. I miss videogames. I - I - I miss my mom. I miss videogames.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:27 PM
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You know that Therion's Thor is a cover of a song done originally by Manowar, right?

No. I guess this means I've offended Odin?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:28 PM
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73 -- yes!!!!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:29 PM
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I should remember, for times when my spirits are low, that Teen Girl Squad is a reliable ticket to good cheer.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:31 PM
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78: dude, I know he likes your band and all, but play it a little bit cool.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:31 PM
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Either Chopper or Halford is the other's sock puppet, but I can't tell which is whose is what.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:32 PM
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78: Well, true, I used to listen to Yes, but I don't talk about it much. No cred-production.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:33 PM
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69 65: Everybody to the limit!

I see you jockin' me!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:33 PM
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When I'm feelin' a little lacking in cred, I just put on some OMD.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:36 PM
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The vocals on Judas Priest's album Hell Bent for Leather are the finest I've ever heard.


Posted by: Sprezzatura | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:37 PM
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I liked In Flames and Dark Tranquillity. At the Gates has more cred than them (and were more boring).


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:39 PM
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You know what fukken rocks is the most recent Harvey Milk cd.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:40 PM
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Oh, how I love the Burninator. And all of the stuff mentioned in the first few comments. Thanks, Standpipe!


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:42 PM
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85 is funny!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:42 PM
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As long as we're introducing the wonders of Homestar Runner to people, it may be worth pointing out that the videos contain many easter eggs. One way to find them is to click on the animation and then hold down the tab key; a little yellow box will appear and cycle through all the clickable elements in the Flash animation. When new ones appear, you can click them to find amusing hidden cartoons. For instance, at the end of sibby, click on the boombox to get a lesson on pronouncing "fhqwhgads".

["DOUGLAS!"]


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 8:43 PM
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I don't get it.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:13 PM
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but I was a D&D dork until well after I figured out how to get laid

You discovered this site?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:38 PM
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Thank you Standpipe; this answers all of my artistic needs.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:38 PM
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92: No, drunken bravado. But I guess that site might work too.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:43 PM
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Sunset Rubdown

Band name FAIL. Too anodyne. In my mind, I always change it to Naptime Backrub.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:44 PM
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I don't get it.

Great, start 'em young.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:47 PM
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95: For similar reasons, on the rare occasion that I think of Toad the Wet Sprocket, it's always Frag the Wet Lieutenant in my mind.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 9:58 PM
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Jesus, do you have something against naptime backrubs? I can't remember the last time I had one, but they're great.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:04 PM
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95: In my mind, it's a confused jumble called something like Wolf Sunset Swan Parade Rubdown Lake.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:09 PM
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I have nothing against naptime, backrubs, or naptime backrubs, but they don't make me think of art metal or whatever the hell it is that that band plays. Ditto sunsets, rubdowns &c. A song of theirs is on a mix I've listened to many times, and all I can say about it is that it's apparently forgettable.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:17 PM
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"Sunset Rubdown" would be a good name for a Celestial Seasonings herbal tea.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:19 PM
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Sunset Rubdown doesn't play anything that might be called art metal.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:19 PM
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I was referring to helpy-chalk's 40. Anyway, I'm sure there wasn't any metal on this mix, but I can't remember what they sounded like at all.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:26 PM
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They sound like Wolf Parade.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02- 9-10 10:27 PM
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Incidentally, if you're at all a fan of adventure games, Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People is awesome. And while there may not be a Trogdor movie, there is Dangeresque 3.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 3:30 AM
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That's the first time I've ever heard Strong Bad's voice. The few times I went to that site was on a computer where I couldn't get sound to work. It's not as cool-sounded as I imagined.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 5:57 AM
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Ginger Yellow, what about Peasant's Quest?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 6:35 AM
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Peasant's Quest also features in one of the episodes of Strong Bad's Cool Game...


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 7:13 AM
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Ah, the shame. It burns.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 02-10-10 7:22 AM
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I finally watched the video in the post. That was fucking funny. Apparently I missed out on some of the highlights of 2001 by not having a working sound card.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 02-11-10 2:22 AM
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