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seven psychopaths was just meh - buddhavista
It had so much promise. Great cast, decent story idea, pretty good dialog. But I left it watching it feeling that is just kinda sucked. The only thing I can think on why it was just meh is that of the psychopaths, 3 of them were in the killing of other criminal business. i guess it was to ma...


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saturday afternoon comedy break - buddhavista
thought you might enjoy this. [img]http://i.imgur.com/WEWH4bY.jpg[/img]...


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Post a great track and I will listen - buddhavista
but in return you have to listen to whatever I post rules - No songs over 6 minutes - No duplicate bands - both parties have to listen to the entire song, even if it sucks. - Title and track must be in the link...


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Drugs and music - buddhavista
So when I was younger, I thought the ultimate thing to do was to take drugs (LSD) and listen to music. I felt like I transcended and really got the music, especially psychedelic stuff. As I have grown older, I have discovered that drugs no longer make music substantially better. Sure, a littl...


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Well I wish I lived in Barcelona - Primevera Sound has a tight lineup - buddhavista
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/23/primavera-sound-festival-_n_2536781.html [quote]In addition to previously announced headliners Blur, the festival features [b]My Bloody Valentine, Phoenix[/b], the Postal Service, [b]the Knife[/b], Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Fiona...


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Cannabis (pot) and children - now that its legal in CO/WA - buddhavista
Now that Cannabis is legal in CO/WA, it raises an interesting conundrum for parents who consume and what it means for their children. I don't have kids (thank you flying spaghetti monster) but most of my friends do, and most of them smoke pot. They seem to have taken different strategies with ...


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would you rather obama work on gun control or other things? - buddhavista
Question for the conservatives on the board. I think the EOs were mostly benign and he is going to push things from the legislative branch. One thing I have discovered is that in general the president can only have one big push at a time. So if Obama pushes on gun control, this means he will p...


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bands that you loved until you saw live - buddhavista
This is a thread about bands that sucked live so hard that you stopped listening to them. Here is my list - Neon Indian - I really liked their EP, and first album. I saw them live at a festival, and they sucked. But it was windy, and I gave them the benefit of the doubt....saw them live again ...


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Let's talk about binge drinking, who here drinks but doesn't binge? - buddhavista
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binge_drinking [quote]There is currently no world wide consensus on how many drinks constitute a "binge", but in the US, the term is often taken to mean consuming five or more standard drinks (male), or four or more drinks (female), on one occasion.[[/quote] [quote] ...


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any love for synth pop? - buddhavista
I was down on the genre about 5 years ago but I have found that I really enjoy a lot of it. Any fans? What do you rock? Or synth out to? Some of my recent favs: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvgWyQ0Xwd4)]Young Galaxy - We have everything[/link] - I know, you could argue this is s...


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Cookware set - advice sought? - buddhavista
I need a new cookware set, specifically saute pans/pots. I have some scanpan frying pans and love them, bu their larger pots are really expensive. I would like to spend under $600, and get 4 pots - 1qt, 2qt, 4qt and 8qt. Any suggestions? I have circulon right now for those pots, and the no...


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Silver: Impact of Swing Districts / Polarization - buddhavista
[link=(http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/as-swing-districts-dwindle-can-a-divided-house-stand/)]LINK[/link] Pretty interesting article by nate silver on why we are so polarized. His concept is that there are fewer swing districts and thus, less reason to compromise. He singles o...


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should this be the obamabot mascot? - buddhavista
[img]http://i.imgur.com/cXxpd.jpg width=200[/img] I wish they were edible skittle rainbows tho. :lol:...


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so what crappy christmas music did you have to listen to this season? - buddhavista
Since I imagine almost everyone here is a music snob of sorts, there might have been some discomfort this holiday season listening to shitty xmas music. So what was the worst you heard? I had to listen to a kenny g christmas album a few times. It was horrible. The worst part about it was lis...


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let's say a crazy goes into congress and pulls a lanza - buddhavista
Killing 27, congressmen spread across both parties and both house. What would the country's reaction be? Purely hypothetical. And I would hope nothing like this does happen, but curious what the response would be. ...


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are you a music maven? - buddhavista
From tipping point, malcom gladwell defines a maven as someone who "people we rely upon to connect us with new information." Well in my world, this applies to music. Are you the person that introduces your friends to new music? And they look to you for music? I think many music nerds, which ...


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The appropriate response to Sandy Hook: Nothing - buddhavista
My response to the tragedy is wow that is sad but I don't think we need to do anything. We don't have to have a knee jerk reaction to every event. - Gun control won't stop this type of tragedy - Arming teachers IMHO is impractical, and potentially dangerous for students. - Hiring security g...


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exercising stock options - buddhavista
So wanted to get money talk's thought on this. So I have a non trivial number of stock options, and our stock is over its 52 week high and within 5% of our 10 year high. So I think its ripe to exercise them. Anyway, I really see two potential ways to do this: - Execute and sell - net the proce...


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if guns are banned, what does it mean for the zombie apocalypse? - buddhavista
I know guns are not the idea weapon for a zombie takeover. They are way too loud. and they won't be making new ammo. However, if a swarm comes at me, I would like to be able to compliment my katana with a handgun. Plus a shotgun could be clutch in close quarters. any thoughts from the O...


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Let's talk shoegaze....my favorite genre - buddhavista
I am not sure why its my favorite, but shoegaze or nu-gaze, has been part of my regular music rotation since the early 90s. Some of my favorite tracks.... [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiomcuNlVjk)]My bloody valentine - Only Shallow[/link] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z72tgpez7...


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there are 270 Million guns in america - gun control can't work - buddhavista
The genie is out of the bottle. Its just completely inconceivable that restricting gun ownership is going to reduce gun violence. All it does it make it slightly harder to get guns, and those that won't be able to get guns will be those that have a legitimate purpose*. We won't get any be...


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multi day birthday party celebrations - buddhavista
So I have noticed a trend that appears to be growing, with my friends at least. And its a multi-day birthday celebration. I sort of find celebrating a birthday past maybe 21 somewhat self centered, but I do generally have a birthday dinner, so I guess I fall into the self centered category. ...


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Christmas Haters Roll Call - buddhavista
Let's get all of you communist anti christian people out there, so we know who you are. I personally am not a fan of christmas. Some of the reasons are personal (i.e. family shit) but also I find the materialistic aspects of it really disgusting. And I hate visiting my family at xmas due to t...


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Buying a car off the interwebz - buddhavista
So I am about to buy a car on the interweb. 2013 Nissan Altima and plan to play dealers off each other. Any tips/techniques you guys use? Or had experience with? Its amazing how great some of the sales reps are at this game and how much some of them suck.. BTW - I plan on giving the rep who...


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have we seen a plan for either side on the fiscal cliff? - buddhavista
What their starting position is? I have heard the talking points from team obama (repeal bush tax cuts for 250k+, some spending cuts). I haven't heard anything beyond vague talking points from the right (close loopholes, don't raise rates). Am I missing something? Or are details completely a...


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Bobby Jindal gets it - buddhavista
I read this am, SIAP, and I think its good stuff. From fox news. [quote]Chris, two things, one, we as a Republican Party need to make it very clear and we're going to make it very clear. We're not the party of big -- big businesses, big banks, big Wall Street, big bailouts. When it comes to the...


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wal-mart protests on friday....what do you think? - buddhavista
There are over 1000 protests scheduled for Friday. Wal-mart recently went to the NLRB to get an injunction to stop the protests. Here is an article with a run down on the facts http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2012/1119/Wal-Mart-fights-back-as-Black-Friday-strike-nears w...


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the cost of raising a kid - $1.8M? - buddhavista
http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/the-cost-in-dollars-of-raising-a-child/?ref=your-money YOWZA. This is for someone in NYC, and they are pretty generous in supporting their kid. But this completely blows my mind. So glad I am not breeding, 1.8M would buy a lot of well a lot of a lo...


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who was more upset about the loss - buddhavista
liberals in 2004 conservatives in 2012 I really thought it would be liberals in 2004. There was a shite ton of butt hurt over that election. Lots of discussion of moving to canada, and just ridiculous shite they spewed. But based on this board, I think its conservatives who are more butt hur...


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Update on recommended TV shows - buddhavista
A month or so back, I asked for recommendations on tv shows....going away, the common consensus was - American horror story - I really enjoyed this but it scared the shite out of the wife so we won't be watching it together. Supernatural - We will slowly work through this series but it won't be o...


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