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

i believe the subwoofer should be destroyed and banned forevermore

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

Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands.

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

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

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

Bobby Brown is the king of R&B.

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

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

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

I fucking rule!

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

Kittens are so All-American

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

Avril Lavigne is the greatest star in music today.

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

Vanessa Carlton is the new Prince!

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

The 2002 World Cup suffered from bribery of officials.

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

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

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

hiv might not cause aids
in jokes are not jokes

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

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

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

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

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

The American government faked the 1969 Moon landing

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

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

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

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

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

Vanilla Coke just tastes like cream soda.

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

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

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

"* Billy Corgan looked better with hair."

But he DID!

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

The Muppet Show was more annoying than anything else.

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

George W. Bush is a big poopy-head.

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

not(equal(a b))

idk, the drum machine's a surprisingly good fit on this one

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:21 (one month ago) Permalink

40+ and hip: Reckoning is better than Murmur
30-40 and hip: New Adventures In Hi-Fi is better than AFTP
20-30 and hip: *deletes all Lil Pump songs that don't feature Yachty*

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 December 2017 02:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I must be 40 and hip. I'm at least one of those.

This is a weird-ass detour for this thread, but I've been thinking lately every time REM pops up that, after a generation that has seemingly completely overlooked them, their time might be coming around again. Kids gonna be looking for more of that earnest, sincere, rootsy REM sound as the world is collapsing around their ears.

Ooey Gooey Fresh and Frothy (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 December 2017 02:59 (one month ago) Permalink

actually the only hip and truly controp is that rem has 5 tracks at best and none of their records are classics

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:08 (one month ago) Permalink

I'd argue that's more a challenging rather than controversial opinion.

Ooey Gooey Fresh and Frothy (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:24 (one month ago) Permalink

What's controversial is anyone under 30 caring about R.E.M.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:26 (one month ago) Permalink

REM should be killed

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Xan on the Moon

mag gerwig! (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:29 (one month ago) Permalink

lmao goddammit

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Sunday, 17 December 2017 03:43 (one month ago) Permalink

What's controversial is anyone under 30 caring about R.E.M.

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, December 16, 2017 10:26 PM (thirty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not controversial

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 December 2017 04:05 (one month ago) Permalink

i listen to 'what's the frequency kenneth' like twice a year

flopson, Sunday, 17 December 2017 04:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Like is this on yr calendar

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:12 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m 38 and REM’s relevance had to be explained to me and I literally only started to like them when ILX voted “Harbourcoat” #1 and I listened to the rest of the record and thought “hey this is good”

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:31 (one month ago) Permalink

My controversial opinion is that people bearing ill will and/or schadenfreude toward failing-artists that once capitalized-upon-a-kind-of-glorification-of-youthful-exuberance-are-themselves-mourning-their-own-loss-of-faith

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:34 (one month ago) Permalink

nah man, lcd soundsystem blows

sleepingbag, Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I’m 38 and REM’s relevance had to be explained to me

ok

Master of Treacle, Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:39 (one month ago) Permalink

xxp truth bomb

the late great, Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:40 (one month ago) Permalink

LCD were the best thing for exactly fourteen weeks in 2002-2003

flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:21 (one month ago) Permalink

i think they were also the best thing for a few weeks in 2004 when "yeah" came out, and then again for a few weeks in 2006 when "45:33" came out

the late great, Sunday, 17 December 2017 06:23 (one month ago) Permalink

The fuck ppl

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:41 (one month ago) Permalink

The Fuck People was a terrible band

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 December 2017 11:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I've been hearing people say things like this a lot and I don't know if they mean they literally haven't listened to a whole album or that they just don't tend to? I cant imagine just switching albums off so easily.

I bail out of 90 percent of albums. The minute you bore me, I'm done. Life is short.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 17 December 2017 13:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Agree and I take the same approach with books

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2017 13:24 (one month ago) Permalink

drifting way off thread topic but aren't there records, books, all kinds of art that don't set out to blow you away from the beginning but appeal to different kinds of mood and build up their appeal over time?

all this youthless booty (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:04 (one month ago) Permalink

The Hold Steady is fucking terrible.

Yerac, Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Japanese gyoza are always a disappointment.

Yerac, Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:28 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm positive there are great records i haven't heard because i haven't given them enough of a chance, but there are always going to be great records i haven't heard.

at this point in my life i've listened to enough records that i'm confident enough about what i like, even if i can't describe it in concrete terms. it's not a question of genre or style but simply the sound of a thing. i don't give up on a record if it doesn't make me say "this is awesome" within the first five seconds - in fact a record that impresses me that much within the first five seconds is more likely to turn out to be a disappointment - but within thirty seconds a record needs to convince me it's interesting enough to continue listening to. as an example of a record that does that i'd say david bowie's "station to station". basically nothing happens in the first two minutes of that song, but the sound of nothing happening is compelling enough to convince me to keep listening. on the other hand i listened to an aor song by brother firetribe called "inedible champions" the other day, and while i like their attitude i just don't find aor to be to my taste.

my tastes do change over the years, mind, and if i give up on an album i may come back to it three or five years later and love it. i loathed the velvet underground the first time i heard them.

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 17 December 2017 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

The fuck ppl pls make yr way to xmas fuck thread

infinity (∞), Sunday, 17 December 2017 15:16 (one month ago) Permalink

I bail out of 90 percent of albums. The minute you bore me, I'm done. Life is short.

― grawlix (unperson), Sunday, December 17, 2017 8:07 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 December 2017 15:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Also threads

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Some records are slow burners, so I mean do those get tossed aside? I like rush' mention of station to station, good example

In a slipshod style (Ross), Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Some records are slow burners, so I mean do those get tossed aside? I like rush' mention of station to station, good example

No. I agree with everything rushomancy said (except that I don't like Station to Station).

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 17 December 2017 16:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Life is short
Post a controp

infinity (∞), Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

All halls of fame (rock, sports, whatever) should be burned to the ground.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 December 2017 19:59 (one month ago) Permalink

Like literally?

infinity (∞), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:01 (one month ago) Permalink

If that helps, yes.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I think that’s a good idea for a thread actually. “Halls of Fame C/D S&D (please keep it mostly D)”

El Tomboto, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:06 (one month ago) Permalink

You open it and I'll bring my matches

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Generally speaking, a Hall of Fame is just a museum for popular enterprises of little or no historical or artistic significance.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I bail out of 90 percent of albums. The minute you bore me, I'm done. Life is short.
― grawlix (unperson), Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:07 PM

Agree and I take the same approach with books
― calstars, Sunday, December 17, 2017 1:24 PM

If I taken this approach I would never have finished a single book. You need patience to acquire most tastes.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:37 (one month ago) Permalink

OTM. And because I'm a miserablist the percentage is probably closer to 98%. It pays off to persevere, even gives a nice, wholesome feeling to have persisted.

Life isn't short, either. Life is fairly long. (controp?)

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

xp

i can usu tell if its gonna b good by the cover tbh

infinity (∞), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

May explain why I never finish books anymore

El Tomboto, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Life's too long to finish books.

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:43 (one month ago) Permalink

Ta-Nehisi Coates doesn't rule

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Hey

El Tomboto, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Lad

El Tomboto, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Sorry man it's as impersonal as these emotional daggers to the heart can be

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:47 (one month ago) Permalink

So glad I persevered with Shub Niggurath.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 17 December 2017 20:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Actually, I don't think I would have finished more than 5 films if I bailed the minute I got bored. They probably weren't my favorite films either.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 17 December 2017 21:08 (one month ago) Permalink


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