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  1. Comment on Ween - Don't Laugh (I Love You) in ~music

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    The humor is definitely something I'm getting used to. An earlier me would have scoffed at music being this silly but I'm kind of enjoying the brownness now. Not Pollo Asado tier brown, but Big...

    The humor is definitely something I'm getting used to. An earlier me would have scoffed at music being this silly but I'm kind of enjoying the brownness now. Not Pollo Asado tier brown, but Big Fat Fuck tier brown

  2. Comment on Ween - Don't Laugh (I Love You) in ~music

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    Haha I'm glad to gave given you some direction for today. I chose Shinola Vol. 1 for my next adventure because Big Fat Fuck made me laugh way too fucking hard at 3AM. Can't wait to suddenly throw...

    Haha I'm glad to gave given you some direction for today. I chose Shinola Vol. 1 for my next adventure because Big Fat Fuck made me laugh way too fucking hard at 3AM. Can't wait to suddenly throw that on when I'm with friends. I'm hesitant to listen to The Pod and Pure Guava, because of tracks like Pollo Asado. Yeah it's a funny concept, but it's not something I'd actually sit through all 2 minutes of haha. Definitely gonna check out White Pepper and Quebec next, I have a pretty lengthy method of listening to albums (which is just listening to them exclusively a shit ton) so it may take a while, but I'm sure I'll get to the browner albums and find some songs i enjoy. I'm looking forward to throwing together a nice playlist of all my favorites

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  3. Comment on Ween - Don't Laugh (I Love You) in ~music

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    Been getting pretty heavy into Ween lately. I devoured The Mollusk pretty quickly and have been looking around various albums and sifting through some of the more brown tracks and this one caught...

    Been getting pretty heavy into Ween lately. I devoured The Mollusk pretty quickly and have been looking around various albums and sifting through some of the more brown tracks and this one caught my ear. A really fun bassline and an overall goofy song. I love it except for the madness at the end haha

    4 votes
  4. Comment on American Football - Uncomfortably Numb in ~music

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    Ah, thanks for the link change! Normally I don't link to/watch official music videos because I'm never watching when I listen/they often add noise that isn't music at the beginning/end of the...

    Ah, thanks for the link change! Normally I don't link to/watch official music videos because I'm never watching when I listen/they often add noise that isn't music at the beginning/end of the video, but this is indeed a good video.

    I love the feelings this song gives me. It's an incredibly somber song, but it has a bit of tragic beauty to it. It gives me the impression of a story about a man who dealt with a troubled childhood, by way of an abusive/neglectful father, and tried to grow up to not be like that, only to fall into the exact same steps as his father. "All my sympathy prescribed" is one of my favorite lines. It sounds, to me, like he's on antidepressants/some mood altering medication, along with some other parts of the song is the writer lamenting about his inability to feel "normally", hence, Uncomfortably Numb. I really like this song and I've been listening to the album a fair bit, trying to digest it all. Lots of small things, and it's a genre I've never really tapped into before. I'm loving it so far.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Elite marathoners’ gut bacteria help mice run faster in ~science

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    I'm in the same boat. "Gut Flora" is the most pseudo-sciencey bullshit I've ever heard and it sounds like something akin to Kombucha tea or "cleansing your body of toxins". It just seems like...

    I'm in the same boat. "Gut Flora" is the most pseudo-sciencey bullshit I've ever heard and it sounds like something akin to Kombucha tea or "cleansing your body of toxins". It just seems like another crazy miracle cure that moms in Facebook are posting about constantly

  6. Comment on What have you done lately that you're proud of? in ~talk

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    Thanks, man. I'm fairly positive a lot of my issues stem from depression, as I no longer have the appetite to really eta more than 1 or 2 meals a day, which is why I'm sure I'm as thin as I am...

    Thanks, man. I'm fairly positive a lot of my issues stem from depression, as I no longer have the appetite to really eta more than 1 or 2 meals a day, which is why I'm sure I'm as thin as I am because I just can't eat too much or it all goes right back out. For the longest time, I tried to shy away from gut-biome stuff because it sounds like the most pseudo-sciencey bullshit like kombucha tea and alkaline water but the more i read about it, the more it seems scientifically sound, and the more I feel like I may need to make alterations accordingly. Thank you for the soy tip on the meats. When I feel up to cooking some nights, chicken is my go-to, because it's super easy to throw some chicken and marinade in a bag and then bake it and throw in some veggies (though I may need to try to find some more nutritious veggies and not peas/corn/green beans). Potatoes are a great idea; I fuckin' love me some baked potatoes, skin and all. I'll definitely take all of your advice and use it as best I can. Thank you very much.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What have you done lately that you're proud of? in ~talk

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    What exactly are you eating? I have the exact same issue. I'm 5'11 at 136 pounds and I hate looking in the mirror and seeing my ribcage/sternum so clearly through my skin and my hips jutting out....

    What exactly are you eating? I have the exact same issue. I'm 5'11 at 136 pounds and I hate looking in the mirror and seeing my ribcage/sternum so clearly through my skin and my hips jutting out. I've been subsisting on deli meat sandwiches and other small bullshit for months now and I can tell it isn't working much.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on What have you done lately that you're proud of? in ~talk

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    Damn, dude. You've gotten past the hurdle already. Most people say they'll commit, weakly attempt it, and quit (guilty as charged), but you're going hard into it. You've got the determination,...

    Damn, dude. You've gotten past the hurdle already. Most people say they'll commit, weakly attempt it, and quit (guilty as charged), but you're going hard into it. You've got the determination, just keep it up and you'll see results in no time. Do note that a good diet is crucial to getting fit, if you didn't already know. You got this!

    2 votes
  9. Anything you've been working at lately and finally got it done? Anything you finally got around to finishing/starting? Anything big happening? Feel free to gush about anything you've done but want...

    Anything you've been working at lately and finally got it done? Anything you finally got around to finishing/starting? Anything big happening? Feel free to gush about anything you've done but want to talk about!

    Yesterday I decided to pick my acoustic guitar back up and learn Blackbird by The Beatles (Only mildly inspired by Kmac). Today I got it all down! Feeling super proud that I nailed a song like that so quickly after having played bass almost primarily for a while now.

    23 votes
  10. Comment on Ring Is Using Its Customers’ Doorbell Camera Video For Ads. It Says It's Allowed To. in ~tech

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    This is, so far, the biggest reason I've avoided getting more "intimate" with technology in the home. All the advancements and communication is neat but, at the end of the day, I cannot trust...

    This is, so far, the biggest reason I've avoided getting more "intimate" with technology in the home. All the advancements and communication is neat but, at the end of the day, I cannot trust companies to not act purely out of desire of profit and sell my information, interior, and likeness to a multitude of companies willing to pay top dollar. My phone/computer are about all the corporate prying I can stomach, thank you. Not to mention this ads bullshit. Ublock Origin is on wherever I go on my computer and it stays on. Ads are an increasingly distressing topic these days.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on Do you practice any form of meditation? in ~talk

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    Then just call me cynical haha. I just can't put myself into a headspace where I'd easily benefit from it. I get antsy or I start to doubt the effectiveness of the activities. It's something I've...

    Then just call me cynical haha. I just can't put myself into a headspace where I'd easily benefit from it. I get antsy or I start to doubt the effectiveness of the activities. It's something I've tried to do several times but i just feel silly while doing it

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Do you practice any form of meditation? in ~talk

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    I've tried to do it in the past but all I felt was impatience and a desire to be doing something else :/. I want to want it, but I can't see it as anything but a pseudo-scientific "works on my...

    I've tried to do it in the past but all I felt was impatience and a desire to be doing something else :/. I want to want it, but I can't see it as anything but a pseudo-scientific "works on my machine" tier technique. I just feel stupid doing it, or ADD kicks in and my mind races to a hundred different places and I can't really focus.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on Suggestion: Make theme easier to change when logged in in ~tildes

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    I really like 4chan's method. It's just a little drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. Super easy to find and to switch.

    I really like 4chan's method. It's just a little drop-down menu at the bottom of the page. Super easy to find and to switch.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Envirocidal: The best solution to the compound crises of climate, biodiversity and soil depletion is to simply stop eating animals in ~enviro

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    As long as they can churn out lab meat/synthetic meat that tastes the same and is around the same price, I would certainly stop eating animals. However, it just isn't viable right now without...

    As long as they can churn out lab meat/synthetic meat that tastes the same and is around the same price, I would certainly stop eating animals. However, it just isn't viable right now without going full vegetarian, which would be extremely hard for me to commit to. I wonder how close we are to making lab meat commercially available? I know some Burger Kings have the Impossible Burger, but I haven't had the chance to try it yet

    6 votes
  15. Comment on Looking for some feedback/constructive criticism on a track some friends and I made! in ~music

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    I hadn't thought of that, but you're totally right! I'll see if there's anyway we can try to make it a bit louder in the chorus/whatever section of the song we want to crescendo. We're gonna work...

    I hadn't thought of that, but you're totally right! I'll see if there's anyway we can try to make it a bit louder in the chorus/whatever section of the song we want to crescendo. We're gonna work on our vocalist belting it out a little stronger, and it'll probably sound much, much better when we all get recording equipment haha. We were thinking about switching the acoustic guitar to an electric, so maybe we can throw some distortion on for the second chorus to spice things up. I think the first chorus doesn't stand out much because our vocalist decided to throw the chorus in first thing (after the short) intro. A lively chorus after the soft one might shake things up! Thanks so much for your feedback, these aren't things I'd have expected.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Looking for some feedback/constructive criticism on a track some friends and I made! in ~music

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    Yeah, our vocalist/rhythm is getting back into the swing of things and is going to start taking vocal lessons soon, so we're definitely going to improve on that front. As soon as I learn to sing...

    Yeah, our vocalist/rhythm is getting back into the swing of things and is going to start taking vocal lessons soon, so we're definitely going to improve on that front. As soon as I learn to sing and play well, I'll probably throw some harmonies down wherever I think they'd fit. By crescendo bigger, do you mean the bass specifically? There's a lot more tinkering I'd like to do with this line, especially with the riff in the higher end. Dunno what yet, though haha

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Looking for some feedback/constructive criticism on a track some friends and I made! in ~music

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    Our rhythm guitarist showed us a song he had written a bit of and I immediately jumped in with a bassline and the drummer followed shortly thereafter. We now love our new song. I'd love some...

    Our rhythm guitarist showed us a song he had written a bit of and I immediately jumped in with a bassline and the drummer followed shortly thereafter. We now love our new song. I'd love some feedback, advice, or criticism of the track (beyond the shitty quality; we don't have great audio recording equipment). Thank you in advance!

    1 vote