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3361  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
3362  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

3363  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
3364  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.

3365  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.
3366  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.
3367  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.
3368  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.
3369  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
3370  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.
3371  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
3372  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
3373  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.
3374  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.
3375  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.
3376  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?
3377  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.
3378  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 28, 2008, 11:04:32 PM
First week down here, too.
3379  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.
3380  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me find a song / 7" record on: June 27, 2008, 11:13:28 PM
Thanks for the lead...
3381  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?
3382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife Issue (Advice?) on: June 27, 2008, 09:17:53 PM
You just need to hide your online affairs better.
3383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help me find a song / 7" record - UPDATE - help me figure out lyrics! on: June 27, 2008, 08:18:53 PM
UPDATE: Go to this post to help me out w/ lyrics: http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,27785.msg435453.html#msg435453


I keep dead ending... I can find evidence of what album this song is NOT on, but not what release it IS on... I think maybe a 7"?  Maybe someone knows a good rare record source, or has better google fu than me...

Anyway:

Band: Shrapnel
Song: Sleep Over
Year: 1981?

Facts that help: Band featured Dave Wyndorf, later of Monster Magnet fame, and Daniel Rey (Daniel Rabinowitz), who produced some later Ramones albums, among others.  The song was in the Troma teen sex B- movie 'The First Turn-on'.  In fact, they play another song on screen in a dance scene...

I imagine if someone finds a copy it might be retardedly expensive, but I want it...

Oh, and it's not on the Combat Love 7", or on the self-titled EP on elektra, or on the 'Same' EP...
3384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 27, 2008, 04:54:20 PM
3385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 27, 2008, 04:41:40 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 27, 2008, 02:22:27 PM

... a superficial children's thrill-ride...

The great thing about pixar is that I really haven't thought any of their movies were superficial children's thrill rides.
3386  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 27, 2008, 03:44:33 PM
But... morning is when I'm hungover...

Interesting results so far... did the stress test monday, day 1 tuesday, was feeling sort of weak in the arms on wednesday, was SORE as hell yesterday, did day 2 last night... I feel pretty good right now, even though I did more pushups in day 2... not really sore at all.  I'll see if the soreness appears tomorrow as it did w/ day 1...
3387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 27, 2008, 03:40:58 PM
That's pretty weak for PBF...

3388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 26, 2008, 10:56:56 PM
Not nearly up to PBF standards.
3389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 26, 2008, 10:49:28 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 26, 2008, 09:02:57 PM

I'm a little leery of seeing this one in the theater.  I had liked or loved every single Pixar release up until Ratatouille.  I missed it in the theater because our daughter was too young for us to go, and when we saw it on DVD, we were both severely disappointed.  That, and there are so many movies that we are seeing in the theater this summer, that this one will probably be pushed back until DVD release.

Wow... Ratatouille was amazingly good... my favorite movie of last year, no question.  I could watch it every day.
3390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 26, 2008, 07:00:58 PM
I do them up on my fists to avoid a recurring wrist problem.  It's kind of brutal.

If you do them with your hands forward, does it hurt when you are in the 'down' position?  Are your hands too far back towards your feet?
3391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a new house / wife? on: June 26, 2008, 06:49:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that's a man...
3392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me like The Who on: June 26, 2008, 04:00:00 PM
There's a great Nobodys song called 'If you ain't into AC/DC, you aint' into rock n' roll'.
3393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video Game Sound Challenge on: June 26, 2008, 03:52:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 26, 2008, 03:44:33 PM

12/18, but I call foul.  Some sounds had a split second of the next round's sound, which threw me off on some questions.  Also, I swear some of those sounds are wrong...

Oh, is THAT what was going on there?  That threw me on one or two as well, as I would think 'okay, pacman doesn't have any voices in it' or something similar.
3394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 26, 2008, 03:38:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 26, 2008, 01:50:55 AM

Wow, I completely disagree with everything you say in this thread. 

So you love OOTS, George RR Martin, think Memento was amazing, and hate Serenity?

We must fight.
3395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video Game Sound Challenge on: June 26, 2008, 03:36:32 PM
10/18... I didn't play that many games as a kid.
3396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 26, 2008, 03:31:13 PM
Day 2 is today for me (I got started a bit late), and I'm worried... I'm much, much more sore than I was yesterday, though maybe not feeling *quite* as weak... maybe I overdid it on my 'max' set at the end of day 1... we'll see what happens.
3397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 26, 2008, 03:28:54 PM
I'm super excited about Wall-E.   We're going Sunday.
3398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cell phones - help me chose my next provider on: June 25, 2008, 09:48:12 PM
Qwest is #1 on my list of most hated companies.
3399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 09:47:43 PM
Pfff, like some George RR Martin fan is capable of killing someone without dice and a mountain dew.
3400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cell phones - help me chose my next provider on: June 25, 2008, 09:29:51 PM
I'm pretty happy with Verizon... but it's really the only viable carrier here.  I have, however, used it all over on tour and it seems to have good coverage and good connections... it's kind of pricey, but they all seem to be... I guess that Sprint thing is pretty cheap.  Seems like there's gotta be a catch though...
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