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3361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: July 03, 2008, 03:35:03 PM
I went with a couple of buddies last night...  holy shit it was terrible.

There were no surprises in the plot... completely predictable, cliched.  Bad dialog... a few action sequences that were sort of fun... a pretty good shot of Angelina Jolie's naked ass... a premise that redefines idiotic, and that's on top of the already pretty damn dumb bullet bending premise.

Totally just pandering to the lowest common denominator.  I cringed the second the shitty voice over started, and it just got worse from there.

My buddy Miguel, who thought Smokin' Aces was the best movie to come out last year, who likes everything bad, thought it sucked... that's how bad it was.

I'm astounded at the cast they convinced to do the movie... did they not read the script?  I'm also astounded that it got favorable reviews...

Don't go anywhere near this, even on DVD.  This made 300 look like The Departed.
3362  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Battlefield: Bad Company Weekend! on: July 02, 2008, 11:17:53 PM
Gamefly sent me this on the 25th... so far it hasn't shown up yet. Bastards.
3363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: American Hostages Rescued in Colombia on: July 02, 2008, 10:11:56 PM
Pretty interesting... I just re-read Killing Pablo.  Columbia is one fucked up place.
3364  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: July 02, 2008, 07:37:17 PM
Good stuff.
3365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 02, 2008, 06:59:12 PM
A LP Jr is the same size as a LP standard (though not the same *depth*).  Standards are definitely thick guitars, and reissues like mine have a big neck, but the body outline itself is pretty small.

I think a Strat would be bigger than both the telecaster and the les paul, I think.
3366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Free Agency/Off-Season on: July 02, 2008, 05:59:46 PM

Quote from: Arkon on July 02, 2008, 04:58:33 PM

Bah, the Red Wings managed to sign Hossa to a 1 year deal...might as well start engraving the cup now, sheesh.

Whoooooo!!!

I wonder what line he'll end up with.
3367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 02, 2008, 05:59:25 PM
Telecaster bodies are pretty decently sized... bigger than my les paul, for sure.  Pretty wide.  Or is that tall?

Everything looks small on me... and the angle in that picture above combined with the 72 oversized headstock definitely exacerbates it...
3368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a song / 7" record on: July 02, 2008, 04:47:33 PM
So from what I can gather, this song was never released... it only exists in this movie...

So I've been trying to get all of the lyrics down based on the few times it shows up in the movie, and I'm doing pretty good, but I'm lost on a couple of spots, so maybe there are some good lyric investigators here who are able to hear the lyrics past the rest of the movie noises...

If so, the movie is available for instant viewing on netflix:

Warning... the movie is NSFW, and if you are offended by bare breasts, the second scene is not for you...

http://www.netflix.com/WatchNowMovie/The_First_Turn-On/60023230?trkid=228949

The song is played at:

about 32 minutes - cut up, but it does the bridge, but not the second verse
about 49 minutes - whole song
about 59 minutes - cuts before the bridge

Here's what I have so far:

Quote

last night just wasn't long enough
the guys had to break us up on the beach
well, how about this one? you can sleep over

all the girls ain't like you
you're the one who's so nice to me
i said baby, my baby, you're the one i need

chorus:
well i want you all to myself, i want you over
before we get caught (out) in public
come on sleep over, yeah

my heart is beatin'
anticipatin' come on let's go
i said 'call up your daddy', tell him you're busy'

we got close enough in the bushes
but i got to bring you back in the house
i said ?????? you can sleep over

bridge:
????? sleep over
????? sleep over

So it's one line in the second verse and then the bridge...

Possibly something like 'you're still special to me in the morning - sleep over'? that might be a stretch...

Also, the movie is funny as shit.  And offensive as hell.

"Make sure she's really screaming loud."
"Screaming? Why, do I hurt her?"
3369  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: July 02, 2008, 03:44:41 PM
Yeah... I just don't know what I'm talking about... I have discovered I do breath in on the way down, and out on the way up... heh. SMRT
3370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 02, 2008, 03:41:07 PM
Those little bodies and super figured wood... not for me... gimme a good J or P bass.
3371  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Photography] - Omaha Storms (Not 56K friendly) on: July 02, 2008, 03:31:25 PM
Very cool.
3372  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 10:09:32 PM
Um... fairly high middlin'?  If everything went according to plan, this would have been pretty simple, it was the complications that required some finesse.

Can you solder?  That's the one part that doesn't consist of screwing things together.  Making sure you have a complete parts list and being patient with your work are the most important parts to a worry free build. You also obviously need to know how to set the thing up once it's assembled, but if you play a lot it's probably all stuff you've adjusted before - action, relief, etc.  Depending on the type of tuners you get, you will probably have to use a rubber mallet to seat some body and tuner ferrules, and do it in a way that doesn't fuck up your finish... relatively easy though.
3373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 09:55:05 PM

Quote from: lildrgn on July 01, 2008, 09:48:27 PM

Kratz: that's tight. Did buying the parts and stuff end up costing as much as a new equivalent? And g/l with a new bassist. And the pushups too. I can see that they're working wonders. slywink

Heh, well... that picture is from April, so I hadn't started the pushups yet...

Buying the parts cost more than if I'd bought what Fender currently sells as a Telecaster Deluxe, but it's a much nicer instrument than what I would've gotten from them unless I'd gone with a Fender Custom Shop instrument... which would've been about 5x more...

Parts wise, if I take into account parts that I recycled (pots, caps, pickups) this is in the range of $1000 - $1200, a production Deluxe goes for about $650 - $720, and a custom shop deluxe (which are rare as hell to find anyway) would be in the neighborhood of $4 - 5K.
3374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: July 01, 2008, 09:51:39 PM
I think I inhale on the way up... kind of use that drop to push the air out...
3375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 08:00:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on July 01, 2008, 07:24:58 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 01, 2008, 07:01:20 PM

Quote from: Booner on July 01, 2008, 06:31:43 PM

Turned out nice Kratz, but enough already!

So... you are saying I shouldn't link to any pictures of my Les Paul? Tongue

A new one? Well...it has one too many strings to tempt me, so post away! biggrin

Man, from your myspace page I see your looking for someone to shore up your low end. I hope it was a mutual split at least. You getting any bites? One avenue is to post a thread on the TalkBass Players Wanted Forum. There are a few bass playing members there.  slywink

Hey, no... it's the same one you saw on our myspace.  It's tits.

The bass player split is amicable, but I really wish he wasn't leaving... one of my best friends.  He just wants to concentrate on his own band that he plays guitar in.  Getting a bass player is pretty tough here since it's so small... there are bass players, but not really good ones who are on the same page with us musically.

joey - yeah, it'd be sweet if we could get Zac to move out here. smile
3376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 07:01:20 PM

Quote from: Booner on July 01, 2008, 06:31:43 PM

Turned out nice Kratz, but enough already!

So... you are saying I shouldn't link to any pictures of my Les Paul? Tongue
3377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 06:58:04 PM

Quote from: joeyjazz on July 01, 2008, 06:17:13 PM

That's the exact guitar I've been looking to build myself for about a year and a half now, I really dig the walnut color, though I almost grabbed an arctic white body off ebay over the winter (it almost went for $70 or so).

Very cool guitar.

Edit:  All the pickguards I've seen for it have 4 holes to install each pickup instead of the more common 1 hole on each side because of the proprietary Fender pickup.  Is the one you got available as is or did you have to get it customized?

The cool thing about Warmoth is that you can get each piece customized for what you want, so I had the pickguard set up for gibson style humbuckers with two adjustment screws (and smaller holes, since the Fender humbuckers are extra wide)... the mounting setup is custom, and I got to pick the neck profile (it's a boat... and a monster).

If I had it all to do over I would've gotten it drilled for grover mini rotomatics instead of the klusons, which are a weird size that no other tuning machines come in, and aren't particularly great... I had a couple mounting screws shear off and it led to all SORTS of headaches.

If I'd had more money, I would've gotten both the neck and body unfinished and sent them to RS Guitarworks to get finished in nitro cellulose lacquer... as it was, I should've looked into doing it myself w/ stuff from ReRanch, but... oh well.

Small considerations in the end, as I'm really quite happy with it.
3378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 06:06:18 PM
Yeah, fer sure.
3379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Bond movie trailer rules on: July 01, 2008, 05:24:41 PM
Looks good... I liked the feel of Casino Royale, though I could've done w/o the Return of the King and the sinking houseboat...
3380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 05:11:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 01, 2008, 04:55:00 PM

Don't know how I missed this thread as I find your building of X rocker component threads very interesting.

Why was the sticker illegal?

Edit: I also find it very cool that you don't just know how to play em, but build em too.

Sticker is illegal because it's not really a Fender... which makes it, technically, counterfeit.

I didn't really 'build' this one... I assembled it.  Building the amp was a much, much more impressive feat. smile
3381  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Telecaster Project on: July 01, 2008, 04:51:26 PM
Oh yeah, I finally have pictures of the finished thing... the strat thread reminded me I hadn't posted one here...

Sorry you gotta look at my ugly mug to see it. smile

3382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: July 01, 2008, 04:10:43 PM
Though as I mentioned before, I was nodding off due to some pretty powerful exhaustion, the more I think about it the more I think that it probably was one of the weaker films.  I would still prefer it to Cars, Bug's Life... but maybe only more than those two.  I really just need to see it again and see what I think on a second viewing.

Was it the movie putting me to sleep? Dunno...

Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies, but it still puts me to sleep when I watch it these days
3383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help pricing a used guitar (American Fender Strat) on: July 01, 2008, 04:07:01 PM
Man... I don't know much about Fenders, and the ones I do pay attention to are telecasters...

I would imagine your guitar was around $800 - $1000 new, yeah?  I would be really surprised if you could get that much for it now... link me to some of the ones that are like yours and selling for a lot of money and I can probably tell you why they are going for more...

You could also try going here and asking: http://www.thefenderforum.com/forum/index.php?s=

Definitely have pictures though.

3384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: July 01, 2008, 03:20:31 PM
Man, bummer on your degirling.

I went and played in our Sunday baseball game, and my right shoulder is kind of screwed up... real sharp twinges that seem in the joint itself... couldn't throw really at all.  I did day 1 of week 2 last night, and it was really hurting me, especially right when I'd finish a set of pushups.  Feels like the ball wants to rip out of the socket.  In the final set I managed only 10 less than my final set of week 1 day 3.  I am not happy.  I'm getting on a schedule that will give me two days of rest between day 3 and baseball, though... hopefully that helps.
3385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: July 01, 2008, 12:41:12 AM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on July 01, 2008, 12:24:30 AM

On an adoption board I used to frequent before it became insufferable even for an adoption board, a woman left in huge huff ragging on all the "liberals" because people made fun of her for insisting that all tattoos are "trashy."

I think I worked too much today... I had to read that 5 times to make sense of it.
3386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
Looks like he's got some skills.

The guy I've been going to recently is Curtis @ Tribal Rites in Ft. Collins, CO.

http://tribalritestattoo.com/main.html

You can navigate to some of his stuff from there.
3387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife Issue (Advice?) on: June 30, 2008, 09:46:59 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on June 30, 2008, 05:08:36 PM

This sets off all kinds of red flag alerts to me from past experiences. 

That time some guy in your Counter Strike clan got mad at you because he thought you were letting him get killed totally does not apply here.
3388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 09:40:08 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on June 30, 2008, 09:36:43 PM

I should really get some pictures of my leg and back done. 

The problem with the leg is that it's not finished and probably won't be for some time yet as it's an entire leg piece and we've only just started on the thigh. 

However, what's finished looks pretty gotdamned good.  In my opinion anyway.

Yeah, apparently if you share an unfinished tattoo here you get ripped on pretty hard.

I'd like to see it though...

The good stuff is never finished anyway, right? smile
3389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 09:38:10 PM

Quote from: warning on June 30, 2008, 09:30:47 PM

My problem is if someone sees tattoos and immediately loses any desire to get to know someone.  That seems shallow and deserving of scorn just as much as the people in TK-421's demonstrations.

And this is the kind of reaction I'm referring to... it happens both more and less often than you would think.  People who you might expect to be judgmental of a person for having tattoos (e.g. a lot of old ladies, strangely), are often not, and look you right in the eye and are polite and friendly... people who you expect might not be judgmental, such as a college girl (though I think it might've been clown college) I had the misfortune of running into at a bar a few weeks ago, often can be... in that case she didn't even see the tattoos... she tore into me because my friend and I had on biker/ramones style jackets, said we were gay, and most amusingly, called us 'so judgmental'.  The irony was not lost on us.
3390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 09:28:23 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on June 30, 2008, 09:16:36 PM



I don't know, that's pretty awesome.  icon_biggrin
3391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 07:43:20 PM

Quote from: warning on June 30, 2008, 07:22:31 PM

I could get it on my back where probably no one would see it unless I showed it to them.  Or I could get it on my forearm or neck where people would easily see it.  If I get it on my arm aren't I basically saying "Hey look at me!"

Not necessarily.  I guarantee there are people who have that attitude (and I get that vibe from some people who are into more extreme forms of body modifications), but for me it's more 'If you look at me, this is what I look like', and more importantly, 'When I look at myself, this is what I want to look like.'  As for the others, unless they are a toolbag about it, is there really something wrong with 'hey, look at me!'  That's really no different than people dressing to 'look their best'.  In my opinion it's a lot more honest than someone who needs to wear the 'right' labels... to me my tattoos are more honest about who I am and my security in my own identify than a guy who had to wear a benneton t-shirt in 1992 and an ambercrombie t-shirt in 2002.

Quote from: warning on June 30, 2008, 07:22:31 PM

I know things change and have changed and I'm okay with that.  When I was a lot younger (I'm 39), people who had visible tattoos were typically rebellious, counter-culture, etc.  Isn't there just a little bit of that "Hey f-you.  I'm doing what I want to my body and I refuse to conform like the rest of you" still going on?

Yes.  And that's admittedly part of why I like them.  In my experience, there is still a counter culture connotation (and from a lot of people a negative reaction) with most large, visible tattoos.  Based on my experience and the people I know, I don't think the mainstream really *embraces* or practices tattooing at that level, though I think that along with the increased liberalization of american society on a lot of social issues that people are becoming more accepting and less fearful of people with a lot of tattoos. Partially, I think because there are definitely more people getting some sort of tattoos these days, which brings them in contact (e.g. at tattoo shops) with people who are heavily into it, where they realize we're all just normal people who like different things.

There are still a lot of preconceptions about the type of person who would do that... I offer this thread in evidence.

Also, and to make this abundantly clear, there are a LOT of really shitty tattoos out there that are in dire need of mocking. smile
3392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 06:22:05 PM

Quote from: warning on June 30, 2008, 02:50:26 PM

What can be really bizarre are the people who get a tattoo "for personal and private reasons" and then want to show it to everyone they see.  We all make lots of personal and private decisions in our lives but to feel the need to broadcast them to the people around seems odd and insecure.

So are you  saying you can't have personal reasons for the way you publicly present yourself?  That doesn't make any sense.  There may be a personal and private reason behind a tattoo, but it's still (hopefully) a cool piece of artwork, and it can be appreciated for that reason.  In addition to maybe marking an event, or serving as a reminder, or a memorial, tattoos are also a decision by an individual about how they want to present themselves to the world.  Everyone is broadcasting their personality with the decisions they make in how they dress, or style their hair, if they have a mustache or a beard, what kind of car they drive... it's ignorant to assume that someone who presents those same concepts through a tattoo is insecure.  I certainly don't go around telling people to look at my work - it's simply part of what I look like.  If someone wants to ask me about them, I tell the person about them, and 'it has a personal meaning, and I like the way I look' is certainly enough of an answer for a perfect stranger in the case of tattoos that were gotten because of a personal reason.

Not every tattoo has to have some big, deep, dark personal meaning... I think that shows like Miami Ink, while entertaining, have created this concept among a lot of people that tattoos are ONLY gotten for deep, personal meanings, when a lot of people who really appreciate tattoos get them because the tattoo itself is the reason and the meaning - they like the way it looks, it's part of how they want to present themselves to the world, not because they are insecure, but because it's who they are.

It is definitely an easy way to get a read on people, and separate those people who take the time to judge someone's character based on actual interaction with them on a human level from those who instantly judge someone's character based only on their appearance.
3393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 02:15:56 PM

Quote from: warning on June 30, 2008, 03:46:53 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 30, 2008, 03:31:04 AM

How would a tattoo cure low self esteem?

I could see at least two possibilities:

1) Instant camaraderie with the "edgy" crowd?  Now I'm not just a skinny, 20-something misfit.  I'm a skinny, 20-something misfit with ink man!

2) Lots of people wanting to see it, complimenting you, etc.

Well... I've certainly seen some people who have gotten tattoos for those reasons.  However, I've seen far more people who assume that those are the only reasons people get tattoos.  People without tattoos (or people with something 'small and cute, where nobody will see it') telling people who have tattoos *why* they have them seems to be a national past time.

Don't get me wrong... there are a lot of really dumb people getting a lot of really dumb tattoos for really dumb reasons out there... I think that's why it's so annoying to the rest of us when anyone with a tattoo gets lumped in together.
3394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 30, 2008, 03:34:58 AM
Went today... I enjoyed it, though I was so tired I actually started nodding off  here and there in the second half... so I probably should see it again when I'm better rested and see if it creates fits of narcolepsy.  I thought it started stronger than it finished, and that it wasn't as good as Ratatouille or Incredibles, but was still a very good movie... a rewatch will let me know what I really think.

What was extremely funny was that the people in the row in front of us had the people on the screen beat in terms of girth.
3395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If tattoos actually told the truth... on: June 30, 2008, 03:31:04 AM
How would a tattoo cure low self esteem?
3396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 29, 2008, 07:25:45 AM
I think it would be better to sticky the other thread.
3397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 28, 2008, 11:04:32 PM
First week down here, too.
3398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fourth of July as a holiday - who else doesn't care anymore? on: June 27, 2008, 11:19:06 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 27, 2008, 11:14:24 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 27, 2008, 11:12:10 PM

I like that everyone has a big BBQ and we drink lots of beer and blow shit up.

What's not to like about that?
All I knew about Wyoming as a kid was "there be fireworks."
That's what I know about Indiana now.

Actually, I don't know if you can legally set them off here... but you can buy them.

Last year we were on tour and were with some buddies in Missoula, MT.  East Missoula is the most insane private fireworks show I've ever seen... it was like bagdhad.
3399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a song / 7" record on: June 27, 2008, 11:13:28 PM
Thanks for the lead...
3400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fourth of July as a holiday - who else doesn't care anymore? on: June 27, 2008, 11:12:10 PM
I like that everyone has a big BBQ and we drink lots of beer and blow shit up.

What's not to like about that?
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