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C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i believe the subwoofer should be destroyed and banned forevermore

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands.

bnw (bnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

If we were in 30's Berlin we'd all be Nazi's.

Sylvestre, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:58 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oil spills are good for the environment -- they're jsut something to keep it on it's toes (and it's had it way too easy of late if you ask me)

Alan (Alan), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

By the time I finish this sentance, three children will have died of starvation. Food worldwide is too expensive. Solution - eat the dead children.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

some nights the moon is actually so close you cd reach out and touch it

but don't, as its surface temperature is zero kelvin and yr fingers wd shatter into an icy dust

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:13 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bobby Brown is the king of R&B.

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast in both Much Ado About Nothing and Dracula.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You should have 3 C's or above at A-level in order to get into ANY university course. No exceptions.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking rule!

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That story in the New York Times about some universities (University of Georgia?) giving out scholarships to rich kids who already have big, fat college funds & parents who earn over 200 000$US/yr & have achieved a dazzling B average....perfectly justified.

*cough*

Miss Laura, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Kittens are so All-American

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

2002 is the best year for music EVER thanks to the Von Downbeats, the Music, the Noise, the Light, the Tapes, the Buses and the Damnable Atrophies!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Avril Lavigne is the greatest star in music today.

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Avril lavigne is carrying on with sonic youth's good work in mixing rock and avant garde influences.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"It's very naughty of me, but I would like to set an examination paper at Dover, and turn back every tourist who couldn't pass it."

"What would you ask us?"

Miss Lavis laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks."

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Carlton is the new Prince!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think Robert DiNiro's bits in Godfather II are necessary or an improvement on the movie.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The 2002 World Cup suffered from bribery of officials.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, with these two posts I forgot that I had to BELIEVE them!

OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Non-United States nationals who bitch about how their country is so much better than the U.S. should take a few minutes and consider why so many of their compatriots want to live and work here.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Sopranos really is the most overrated pile of dreary cack.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

michael keaton was mesmerizing in "multiplicity" *

*does this controversial opinion necessarily have to be mine?

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

''OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.''

that's something I WANT to believe.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hiv might not cause aids
in jokes are not jokes

boxcubed (boxcubed), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

None of these opinions are controversial (including this one).

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing's pro-pop anti-indie stance is a phase.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:32 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I envy almost everyone on ILE who I claim to dislike.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(dunno if I already posted this, but I thought I'd better rephrase)

The people who sometimes annoy me on ILE are on the whole the ones whose talents I most envy.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The 'pro-pop' stance seems like more of an excuse for intellectual dishonesty every day.

maura (maura), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ouch. There's a lot of pop I'm utterly unthrilled by, but that seems harsh.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The American government faked the 1969 Moon landing

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Disabled people are paying for their sins in a past life"

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the last part of subject line questions aren't worth reading

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Coke just tastes like cream soda.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

* Vanilla Coke tastes just like cream soda.
* Coal Gray is better than black.
* Mail should be delivered on Sundays.
* Private schools should be made illegal to bring money back in to the public school system.
* Down with the Death Penalty!
* Freaks and Geeks was one of the top 5 TV shows ever.
* Billy Corgan looked better with hair.
* Turkey should no longer be the focus of Thanksgiving dinner. The 'side' dishes are far better than the main dish (sweet potato casserole mmm...).
* A Dog, though cute, will never make as good of a pet as a cat.
* Having children in hopes of continuing your own legacy is selfish.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What? Can't handle my opinions, huh?? Everyone in shock?

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson dangling his child out of a window. More parents should follow his example.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson eating his young in front of a live audience. More parents should follow his example.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Compulsory medical testing and research should be carried out on prison inmates. I like the thought that a serial rapist or murderer could be used as a guinea-pig in helping to find the cure for cancer.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

I believe the Harry Potter industry is even more guilty of this.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"* Billy Corgan looked better with hair."

But he DID!

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I know I'm going to get a lot of flack on this, especially at this time of year, but...I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption. Even topped with marshmallows.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It all seems funny, kinda like a dream, things ain't always what they seem.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption
That's ok.
I am a food connoisseur. It's so hard for me to relate with the common folk!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have moments when I think the death penalty might not be a terrible idea. It sometimes seems really expensive and, well, fundamentally perverse to incarcerate someone for life or even for a decade or two.

I don't have a firm opinion on whether abortion should be legal. I've yet to see a totally convincing pro-choice argument (not that I've been reading in depth). My main reason for being sort of pro-choice is that it's a controversial topic and since I don't have a firm decided opinion I want to leave it up to personal choice.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Muppet Show was more annoying than anything else.

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

George W. Bush is a big poopy-head.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Most films should be 90 minutes or less.
Most albums 10 tracks/45 minutes.
Most books 200 pages.

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Monday, 15 April 2019 13:45 (three days ago) Permalink

> Most albums 10 tracks/45 minutes.

autechre

koogs, Monday, 15 April 2019 13:55 (three days ago) Permalink

Exceptions are permitted. Their track counts are usually pretty tight!

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:02 (three days ago) Permalink

https://www.discogs.com/Gescom-Minidisc/release/43153

koogs, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:03 (three days ago) Permalink

Most films should be 90 minutes or less.

god i long for this

peter jackson, so much to answer for

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:07 (three days ago) Permalink

Pretty sure the only controversial opinion along these lines is 'video games should be shorter and emphasize quality over quantity'.

pomenitul, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:10 (three days ago) Permalink

Jazz albums should be 5-6 tracks/40-45 minutes.
Autechre would be better if their albums were only 45 minutes long, and I say that as someone who bought that 8CD NTS Sessions box and loves it.
Books can go as long as 300 pages; after that, you're mostly just jerking off.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:10 (three days ago) Permalink

Most films should be 90 minutes or less.
Most albums 10 tracks/45 minutes.

OTM on films. Albums should be under 40 minutes or GTFO.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:12 (three days ago) Permalink

I tend to gravitate to long books. But books worth reading are extreme outliers, and so what's true of 'most' doesn't necessarily apply.

jmm, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:14 (three days ago) Permalink

OTM on films. Albums should be under 40 minutes or GTFO.

I almost put 40 but Violator is my idea of a perfectly timed album and it's 47, couldn't go too far under that.

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Monday, 15 April 2019 14:18 (three days ago) Permalink

xxp
tell that to Anthony Braxton whose latest release is almost 11 hours long of "Ghost Trance Music" - weird experimental vocal music in plain speak!

calzino, Monday, 15 April 2019 14:19 (three days ago) Permalink

Ach I hate these hard-rules for running times
Books films albums can be as long or as short as they need to be but their length (or brevity) should always be justified
In general most albums longer than 40 minutes feel too long to me, for sure

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:16 (three days ago) Permalink

Ach I hate these hard-rules for running times
Books films albums can be as long or as short as they need to be but their length (or brevity) should always be justified

I'm not advocating for cutting down Godfather II or anything but good christ fuck LoTR and Harry Potter for every comic book movie w/an hours worth of plot being bloated up to 2.5 hours

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:51 (three days ago) Permalink

yep

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 16:55 (three days ago) Permalink

"Night mode" is useful and worthwhile in the context of coding in an IDE or text editor and utterly masturbatory in every other app/website/entire OS.

Dan I., Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:48 (yesterday) Permalink

Dang, white on black is so much more pleasant to me.. can't imagine ilxing without it

brimstead, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Most films should be 90 minutes or less.
Most albums 10 tracks/45 minutes.
Most books 200 pages.

― what if bod was one of us (ledge), Monday, April 15, 2019 8:45 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Most of these things just straight-up shouldn't exist in the first place, is my controp.

A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:10 (yesterday) Permalink

Roasted root vegetables are played out. I’m sick of that shit. Bring me a tomato for god’s sake.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:20 (yesterday) Permalink

Fuck a tomato

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:38 (yesterday) Permalink

Who wants to eat a whole ass tomato

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:38 (yesterday) Permalink

it’s true 9 out of 10 tomatoes kinda suck

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:40 (yesterday) Permalink

or even half of an ass tomato

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:41 (yesterday) Permalink

Roasted root vegetables are played out. I’m sick of that shit. Bring me a tomato for god’s sake.

― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, April 16, 2019 9:20 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

sure but what will i do for the other 10 1/2 months of the year?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 01:54 (yesterday) Permalink

We need some winters vegetable disruptors

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:00 (yesterday) Permalink

Bring me a tomato for god’s sake.

otm

mookieproof, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:04 (yesterday) Permalink

yes, the best vegetable (fruit) after fresh picked corn

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:18 (yesterday) Permalink

Corn is trash. Love good tomatoes.

Yerac, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:24 (yesterday) Permalink

We need some winters vegetable disruptors

― mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

do some quick pickling to freshen things up

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:27 (yesterday) Permalink

I've heard the disdain for corn, but I can't erase my childhood memory of the corn my father picked from the garden that we ate within minutes

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:29 (yesterday) Permalink

the corn hybrids that he cultivated were amazing

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:33 (yesterday) Permalink

Pls explain pickled root vegetable, I do not understand

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:35 (yesterday) Permalink

Like pickled sweet potato? Brussels sprouts? Parsnip? I don’t think so.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:36 (yesterday) Permalink

xpost Corn has too much post-eating maintenance. I also don't favor sweet vegetables. Or chewing things off something that I am not eating. I do like things made with cornmeal though.

Yerac, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:41 (yesterday) Permalink

Hmmm maybe this is also why I don't like popcorn.

Yerac, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:42 (yesterday) Permalink

Pickled carrots rule

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:59 (yesterday) Permalink

re: pickling, idk if you slice any veg really thin you can probably quick pickle it. it's not like i've tried them all but i'd be open to it as an approach

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:18 (yesterday) Permalink

I’ve tried pickling a lot of different vegetables and they've pretty much all come out amazing - carrots, red/yellow onions, turnips, unwaxed cucumbers, jalapeños, green beans, okra, beets, bell peppers, cauliflower…

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 03:59 (yesterday) Permalink

Were the pickled jalapeños spicy?

Mordy, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:00 (yesterday) Permalink

tomatoes are great, peaches are better. they also are the only fruit with greater disappointment potential than tomatoes, since great peaches are greater than great tomatoes, and terrible peaches are way more terrible, and also peaches have a higher failure rate.

peaches, people. this post, it grates.

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:03 (yesterday) Permalink

my favorite fruit is peach and my favorite vegetable is eggplant if u know what i mean

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:07 (yesterday) Permalink

xp the best tomatoes from sun-drenched gardens can't be beat, but I agree that the best peaches are amazing. those sold in supermarkets today seem to be some kind of hybrid with nectarines, without the taste, the juiciness, peach fuzz on the skin, or fruit clinging to the pit

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:11 (yesterday) Permalink

the spiciness of jalapeños is tempered by the pickling

Dan S, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 04:25 (yesterday) Permalink

Peaches are delicious but they've got nothing on apricots.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 08:31 (yesterday) Permalink

Pickled beets, turnips, carrots and parsnips are awesome. Nothing like some good pickled beets.

Plinka Trinka Banga Tink (Eliza D.), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:35 (yesterday) Permalink

Pickled tomatoes, cauliflower and watermelon are criminally underrated outside of Eastern Europe.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:49 (yesterday) Permalink

Let us not forget that I was disparaging ROASTED root

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:24 (yesterday) Permalink

Root vegetables. Also Rusted Root while I am at it.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:25 (yesterday) Permalink

beaten to the rusted root ref, smdh

Boris Bronfentrinker of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:27 (yesterday) Permalink

actual lol at kitteh gag (tho, poor kitteh)

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 17:02 (yesterday) Permalink


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