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  1. New website!

    I love love love that you put up schedules for the show. Amazing!
  2. New Forums! Post feedback, notes, etc here

    I'm very happy that someone instated a francis Bacon Smiley. Who did that? I've got some more suggestion in the same vein…
  3. Idle Thumbs 70: An Angry God

    I'm going to get that tomahawk and go on a rampage in Afghanistan
  4. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    I'm aware of previous releases, but I guess I didn't engage with them like I did with this. I feel like a kid I'm so excited about this.
  5. More Famous Than Vanaman: Jonathan Blow

    ^^^ This is a better explanation than mine, he's got character and personality which shines through in what he makes, which I personally really like. Of course I might just be imposing my knowledge of Blow on his games or vice versa.
  6. Half-Life 3

    I'll carry my own torch and say: Valve ARGs are awesome
  7. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    Am I really the only one who is amazed by how well Valve presents their releases, ARGs and all? Or am I just late to the party?
  8. More Famous Than Vanaman: Jonathan Blow

    I think Blow got lucky with the PR cycle surrounding Braid but I can't recall if/how he hit mainstream media during that time, it helps that he is a weird person and pretty outspoken. But yeah, I'd put my money on luck and weirdness.
  9. Team Fortress 2 Co-op! Mann vs. Machine

    Man Valve just does everything right with TF2, their presentation is so fucking good. e: I honestly can't believe how well they are doing with presenting new content, regardless of how good it is they still manage to make it look and feel incredibly awesome. This is nothing new but they must have some insanely fun people over there to somehow manage to hit all the right notes. It's hard to extract what's so good about it, but everything from theme to form to content is just right. I can't think about anything else this morning.
  10. Idle Tongues (food before your mind goes elsewhere)

    I try to cook seafood as often as possible, and meat. Think French without the wild/game and more disgusting American sauces. Then I drink beer/a variation of whisky/champagne and the occasional cocktail and whine. Obviously this is far from manageable in day-to-day, but I like to aspire to be special. And in some OCD fashion I like to emulate a certain cuisine. EEEE: What do people do for Bloody Mary? I'm thinking Cherry Belle / Champion radishes might be good in addition to the usual vodka / tomato juice / spices / celery but I'm not sure. Do you have any good recipes?
  11. Movie/TV recommendations

    I've seen very few of those movies. I'll try to express myself better: Lawrence of Arabia settled me for an old-timey adventure flick, but around the point where I realized that this wasn't what I thought it would be. And when Lawrence later you start forming a completely different opinion. All in all it was a pretty interesting psychological drama compared to what I was expecting, that combined with the cinematography made it very unsettling to me, especially considering how raw it was when it comes to those dark scenes and Lawrence's actions during them.
  12. Humour

    Well all Russian lit. wasn't written about her, which is the feeling I got from that book. Good for you though, didn't mean to piss on your fire.
  13. Humour

    Did you like it? I remember that her criticism applied to her life was very annoying. It was SO egocentric and shallow I got tired pretty quickly. Each to his own I guess. I think Proust can be pretty funny, but that's mainly because the dissonance between his meandering and incredibly detailed ways of seeing things which worked for me. And all of Saul Bellow's work I've read so far have been hilarious, he is just GREAT at writing good characters that interact in fun ways.
  14. Fifty Shades of Pride and Prejudice

    This is very good
  15. The Illuminatus! Trilogy

    This is annoying, I'm honestly curious! I think some information ought to be provided in the OP.