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  1. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Oh that's sick I didn't realize there was a new czarface out. With DOOM makes even spicier. Then I see del is on a track?! Oooweee. DMC a great guest as well

    Oh that's sick I didn't realize there was a new czarface out. With DOOM makes even spicier. Then I see del is on a track?! Oooweee. DMC a great guest as well

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  2. Comment on 2020 year in sports review in ~sports

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    Well the 2020 red sox season was a microcosm of the 2020 itself. I first posted on TIldes sports thread about the red sox failing to re-sign their top player Mookie Betts. Red sox also lost their...

    Well the 2020 red sox season was a microcosm of the 2020 itself. I first posted on TIldes sports thread about the red sox failing to re-sign their top player Mookie Betts. Red sox also lost their top pitcher Chris Sale, so you knew this was going to be a tough season for the team. And it was very much that. With a win percentage of .400, this was the worst season for the team since 1965 (and 12th worst overall since the first seaon in 1901). I probably spent the least time watching the sox since I was a kid, not because I'm some fair weather fan or didn't have time, but because it was a borderline unwatchable team. I would tune in for most games, only to shut of the game in disgust by the 3rd or 4th inning. The team wasn't terrible offensively (11th in runs scored) but the pitching was so abysmal that even games they score 9 or 10 runs the would end up losing.

    The positive aspect of the season is that with reduced spending, they were able to get under the salary cap and reset their luxury tax (this penalty goes up every consecutive year above the salary cap). This means they can go back to spending stupid money to put a functioning team together. Teams with huge budgets like the red sox and yankees are able to rebuilt rather quickly in this sport, so the pain should be relatively short lived. To some recent examples of this, in 2012, the red sox finished last in their division. In 2013 they won the world series. In 2014 and 2015 they were once again last in their division, but won the world series again in 2018. Now they are back to being the worst, but you can see how easily they have bounced back in the past. I'm not say they win the world series any time soon, but they should at least be competitive (or at least watchable) in a couple years if not by next season.

    Another positive is that Mookie Betts was able to win the championship this year with his new team the dodgers. Just like my ex-girlfriends I just want him to be happy :p Also he made significant contributions to the team's playoff run, whereas he had been criticized for somewhat disappearing during the red sox 2018 championship run. Luckily during that run enough other sox players stepped up that Mookie's lack of contribution wasn't a real issue. It was something critics would point to, so it was good to see him shut some of those people up this year.

    I'm looking forward to the upcoming year. Chris Sale will be back in at least some capacity and it can't possibly be a worst season than last year right? Right?

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  3. Comment on What movie (or series) really speaks to you, but which most people don't seem to "get" in ~movies

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    With you 100% on this one. That movie is hilarious and I never understood the hate and people who said it ruined Jim Carry's career. The scene at medieval manner alone makes the movie worth...

    With you 100% on this one. That movie is hilarious and I never understood the hate and people who said it ruined Jim Carry's career. The scene at medieval manner alone makes the movie worth watching but there's so many other good scenes.

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  4. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    Fair point. I only watched the fight once so maybe I'd change my tune a bit on a rewatch. I just seem to recall loma barely active in those earlier rounds. Do think there should be a rematch? If...

    Fair point. I only watched the fight once so maybe I'd change my tune a bit on a rewatch. I just seem to recall loma barely active in those earlier rounds. Do think there should be a rematch? If not what's next for loma? Should he go back down a weight class?

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  5. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    But if it was fixed wouldn't they try to make it less obvious? I mean lopez clearly won rounds 1-6 I'd say, so they could've given some of the later rounds to loma and still have lopez with an...

    But if it was fixed wouldn't they try to make it less obvious? I mean lopez clearly won rounds 1-6 I'd say, so they could've given some of the later rounds to loma and still have lopez with an edge going into the 12th, which he clearly won. I mean I absolutely cannot explain a 119-109 score so maybe you're right. I also thought it was much closer to a draw. I just wish loma didn't take so long to get going. Wish more rounds looked like the final one.

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  6. Comment on Castlevania II Simon's Quest - Medley - Acoustic/Classical Guitar Cover - Super Guitar Bros in ~music

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    Super Guitar Bros finish their trilogy of covers of Castlevania 1-3. And this is the best one yet! Castlevania Medley (from 2011) - https://youtu.be/8CODplxE8E0 Castlevania 3 Medley (from 2016) -...

    Super Guitar Bros finish their trilogy of covers of Castlevania 1-3. And this is the best one yet!

    Castlevania Medley (from 2011) - https://youtu.be/8CODplxE8E0
    Castlevania 3 Medley (from 2016) - https://youtu.be/go2onw95ulY

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  7. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    Thay would be rad! I just looked it up and James Franco owns the rights. Was a quick check but I didn't see any updates more recently than 2016 though unfortunately.

    Thay would be rad!

    I just looked it up and James Franco owns the rights. Was a quick check but I didn't see any updates more recently than 2016 though unfortunately.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    Good call. I haven't read much of his stuff but I really enjoyed Rant. And Guts really sucked me in lol. That one stays with ya!

    Good call. I haven't read much of his stuff but I really enjoyed Rant. And Guts really sucked me in lol. That one stays with ya!

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  9. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    Interesting. I wonder what's causing him to scramble more. I was wondering if teams had figured something out to slow him down (analyzing tape like you mentioned) which seems unfathomable based on...

    Interesting. I wonder what's causing him to scramble more. I was wondering if teams had figured something out to slow him down (analyzing tape like you mentioned) which seems unfathomable based on the shear amount of weapons, and insane talent he has. They are still doing enough to win and are now adding Bell so it's going to be tough for anyone to stop them in the playoffs. Titans will be a challenge. I wish they were playing in the regular season, but maybe my boy TB12 can give them some trouble next month. Bucs D looks real deal recently.

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  10. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    That looks awesome! Do you have it?

    That looks awesome! Do you have it?

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  11. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    I've read all his novels but not many short stories. Coincidentally I was digging thru boxes of stuff a few days ago looking for something and came across my copy of While Mortals Sleep. I thought...

    I've read all his novels but not many short stories. Coincidentally I was digging thru boxes of stuff a few days ago looking for something and came across my copy of While Mortals Sleep. I thought I'd lost it before I even had a chance to read. It's now on my coffee table so I can read a story now and then (alongside Ursula Le Guin's translation of Tao Te Ching I got recently). Heard great things about monkey house so I'll pick that up soon as well.

    I'm not much of a re-reader but I've read a bunch of Vonnegut novels 2 or 3 times. He was such a good man with an amazing life perspective. He helped me shape a lot of my personal philosophies and got me back into reading fiction after school.

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  12. Comment on What book(s) would you recommend to someone who doesn't read, and why? in ~books

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    I would probably give someone Vonnegut. I always find him engaging, funny, and insightful. He's covers a variety of topics so I think I could find something within the person's interest. Or I...

    I would probably give someone Vonnegut. I always find him engaging, funny, and insightful. He's covers a variety of topics so I think I could find something within the person's interest. Or I would just give them God Bless You Mr. Rosewater

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  13. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    I feel KC is a bit more beatable than last year. Like you said, teams will take losses in the NFL but the raiders? Bleh. I think the pats came closer than they should've considering the qb...

    I feel KC is a bit more beatable than last year. Like you said, teams will take losses in the NFL but the raiders? Bleh. I think the pats came closer than they should've considering the qb situation. The D holding the chiefs to 6 in the first half was very unexpected. Also that Buffalo game could've turned the other way if that fumble didn't get called back (obviously the right call but shows you how close it was). And that's with Allen having a subpar game. Although maybe this is just me dreaming that the chiefs won't be so dominant again.

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  14. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    It's a controversial issue with Henry. A lot of people think that it's crazy to sign someone to a 12 year deal, as you'll still be paying a player a large sum even on their decline. But to me...

    It's a controversial issue with Henry. A lot of people think that it's crazy to sign someone to a 12 year deal, as you'll still be paying a player a large sum even on their decline. But to me that's just part of the cost of having a player like that. A lot of people agree the sox had to get under the luxury tax. I just can't feel bad for the billionaire that needs to shell out a few extra million for his team. I can't really imagine having that much money and wanting more still. It would be amazing to own a baseball team and letting them go to shit in the name of profits bewilders me. The sox were one of the worst teams in baseball. I gotta think it's more profitable to put a contender out there, but plenty of people want to go to fenway Park for the experience and don't even care much about the games. Owners will get paid if the team sucks. But if they let it go too long people will lose interest. I barely watched games this season for the first time in a long time because they were so bad.

    Contract extension was what I was hoping the aox would do with mookie. It allows the team exclusive rights to negotiate with the player. If he becomes a free agent he can talk to other teams and potentially create a bidding war. The red Sox offered Mookie an extension way below his market value so of course he turned it down. The dodgers gave him something close to what he wanted so he took the deal. Especially given the uncertainty of covid, it good for both parties to lock down a deal.

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  15. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    The Boston red Sox traded away their best player Mookie Betts last off-season. He's arguably top 2 player in the major leagues, helping the sox win the world series a couple years ago. He was a...

    The Boston red Sox traded away their best player Mookie Betts last off-season. He's arguably top 2 player in the major leagues, helping the sox win the world series a couple years ago. He was a home grown player, drafted by the sox and a fan favorite. An incredibly talented player who is fun to watch not just because of his skill. He's always having fun playing the game which makes watching more enjoyable.

    The team had good reason to trade him. He only had 1 year left on his contract, then he's a free agent and can sign wherever he wants. By trading him they were able to get something in return instead of letting him walk. Being that caliber of a player, he was due to get a ridiculous contract. The sox were already paying luxury tax because they were over the salary cap, so they weren't in a great position to give him the contract he could get on the market. The sox traded him to the LA dodgers, and he signed a contract extension before his contract ended. 12 years, $365 million.

    So essentially John Henry decided to trade everyone's favorite player because he wasn't going to get enough millions to add to his billions. I thought I was over it but watching mookie play in the world series last night kinda suck. So anyway fuck John Henry who is also the owner of Liverpool to tie into your champion's league comment.

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  16. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    I'm just sad about mookie. I guess it's nice to see him doing well in the world series, but trading him rather then extending him is one of the worst baseball moves I've ever seen. Shame on Henry...

    I'm just sad about mookie. I guess it's nice to see him doing well in the world series, but trading him rather then extending him is one of the worst baseball moves I've ever seen. Shame on Henry and the rest of the ownership group

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Yeah he played for about 3 hours on candyrat channel on Saturday. He's playing on his yt channel tomorrow. Twitch is usually a couple times per week simetime in the afternoon/evening EST

    Yeah he played for about 3 hours on candyrat channel on Saturday. He's playing on his yt channel tomorrow. Twitch is usually a couple times per week simetime in the afternoon/evening EST

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  18. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Lots of Ewan Dobson. He's been streaming on twitch and YouTube. It's really cool he goes through questions in the chat and tells stories and stuff. A very interesting and funny dude. The YouTube...

    Lots of Ewan Dobson. He's been streaming on twitch and YouTube. It's really cool he goes through questions in the chat and tells stories and stuff. A very interesting and funny dude. The YouTube streams are performances while the twitch streams are practice, and it's really interesting to see how he practices and prepares for performance.

    It's prompted me to listen to his stuff more and work on some of his stuff for guitar. He's been one of my favorites for probably a decade now so it's been great to see him play online.

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  19. Comment on Tildes Game Giveaway Thread, August 2020 in ~games

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    Haha that Vitas video is a classic in my office. Not sure if you've ever read up on him but the dude is incredibly talented. Done some interesting things with that talent that's for sure!

    Haha that Vitas video is a classic in my office. Not sure if you've ever read up on him but the dude is incredibly talented. Done some interesting things with that talent that's for sure!

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