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  1. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    fuck yeah. i sold my classy lady today. having no bike sucks ass. also 'runs like corn through a goose.'
  2. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    sweet cheeses.
  3. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    riding baja by harley: one thing that strikes me about these road journal documentary things is that they focus so much on the stops and towns and destinations - which misses the point a bit for me. it's like if you were showing someone a video game and you just showed them the cut scenes. you get most of the plot and a structure of the whole thing but the actual game is missing. that video of the million dollar highway feels far more real.
  4. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    holy crap that's my new favourite song. on the subject of live shows: if you ever get the opportunity to see kid koala live i thoroughly recommend it. burlesque dancers, heavy metal puppets, a paper airplane fight, a conga line, a robot that sings the blues... great show.
  5. Wizaaaaaards!!

    ^ that is fantastic.
  6. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    ooooee. i could watch that all day. reminds me of italy. the states is rapidly climbing my to do list. just don't go too fast:
  7. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    the family guy writer is on the far right floating in his tank. that sounds like a comic-con alright.
  8. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    (definition of an artist)
  9. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    nah, i'm from new zealand. i've been living here for a year so i could ride around europe on my british passport (dual nationality rules) i thought you meant you could work in argentina on a US passport - in a sort of EU agreement type thing. tourist visas are a bitch. this is what i mean by visa hell. i have a few friends tangled up in all the dutch bureaucracy trying to marry or be sponsored. cash jobs are easy to find but then having no bank account or official address can be really difficult. if you can make it work though… there's a whole lot of country there to be seen.
  10. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    yeah it's a tricky one. depending on your industry you could do both? don't underestimate overseas experience as a foot in the door once you get back. i can't speak for any other industry, but in graphic design bosses love that shit - it shows you can adapt (or at least that's how i sell it) also buenos aires is pretty amazing. also you lucky __. i would be stuck in visa hell if i moved there.
  11. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    wow what a great trip. i would love to hit the road with my dad. would you recommend the rockies then? (that's colorado right?) i can't say kansas looks too inviting - too much flat open space - but i love mountains. i would also love to do guevara's ride. i'm learning spanish next year just so i can do south america. the andes by bike would really be something. definitely not on a moped though.
  12. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    any chance of this blog? i'm considering doing the states and it sounds like you guys have got around.
  13. Cormac McCarthy

    i really like his lack of proper punctuation. makes me feel like i'm reading a story rather than enacting a play in my head (if that makes any sense at all) just started no country for old men and absolutely love it so far. i've heard it gets pretty bleak but surely it can't match the road? that had me staring at walls.
  14. Bret Easton Ellis

    i liked american psycho a whole lot more than the rest. i've never been more disturbed by a book. that book IS the 80s for me (even though i was a little kid at the time) with its detached narcissism and competitive hatred of everybody. glamorama is probably second. i didn't like less than zero. but then i'm a big fan of allegory.
  15. Idle Thumbs 74: That Meat Boy Sat Me Down

    was it this episode where the guys were talking about the massive distance between wandering about with a hatchet and flying about in a helicopter? if so, consider this: the sheer amount of effort put in to that one instant of nihilistic brutality is mind boggling.
  16. Wizaaaaaards!!
  17. Internet Comics

    i can't get enough of threewordphrase
  18. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    also this: i loved the french alps.
  19. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    hey guys, i just got back from the most fantastic ride ever. 18 days on the road. i went from amsterdam to budapest and back around and over the alps through eleven countries. roughly 6000kms (just under 4000 miles?) the plan, in it's entirety, was: go to budapest and stay with a friend. i planned nothing else. just packed a sleeping back in case i had to sleep outside, bungeed my backpack to the pillion seat and rode away. i slept in hostels wherever i could find them and never even used my sleeping bag. after a very dull time on the autobahn i made one rule: if the road has more than two lanes, take the first exit. the number of gorgeous abandoned b-roads i stumbled on to... this is budapest: this day was a highlight: from milan up into the alps (on a road that was nothing but bikes) over col du mont cenis and down into france. talk about freedom. jesus. i could go on.
  20. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    i hate to say it but i never finished farcry2... i really loved the game and played the shit out of it on my friend's laptop (because mine was too weak) right up until it corrupted my save just past halfway (i think). i started again and loved it just as much and then it corrupted my save just past halfway (i think). i am a bit of a completionist so i had every diamond from the first map when it wiped it all away the second time. there is no reason why i don't go back on my new computer and replay it again but i just can't. something about doing the same thing three times really drives home the pointlessness of games - that feeling you put to the back of your mind after playing for an entire day... also because of my completionist nature i never finished just cause 2. i started early on clearing every town and just got sooo bored by the rinse and repeat nature of it. that game needs lots more mechanical variety, and more incentives. you can do basically everything at the start and so there is no progression (apart from the tank and chopper)
  21. oh jesus that took me three years to read.
  22. The Idle Book Club 1: The Sense of an Ending

    remember though that he only figures it out because he recognises adrian's posture and features. i've been considering that central phrase about tony not 'getting it', and what 'it' might be. the first answer is the twist, and that he eventually does get it, and end of story. but veronica also says 'and you never will'. tony from that point reflects and reconstructs and decides that he has got 'it' but considering the tone and theme of the book i think 'it' is something else - something that we as the reader will never get either because we only have tony's side of the story - we can't decode veronica's (or adrian's) reasoning or history because we don't have that information. veronica has her own internal version of truth that we are not privy to - something that makes her character so much more real. the point for me is that tony thinks he has figured 'it' out by the end - and in a practical way he has - but it is only his version he understands. i don't know if that makes any sense, and i feel absurdly uncomfortable referring to him as tony given how much know he hates it...
  23. Idle Thumbs Motorcycle Club

    this app will blow you away: excellent for road trips (and made by microsoft!?)
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  25. Obligatory Comical YouTube Thread II: The Fall of YouTube

    this is a thing? seems way too apt.