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  1. Idle Thumbs Mastodon

    Thanks, Ben! Yeah, I'm signing up for the first time and figuring things out has been a mildly daunting experience haha. I'll stick it out though since it seems to be where all of the cool people are fleeing to as a Twitter alternative.
  2. Idle Thumbs Mastodon

    Is there anything special I would need to do to join up on the instance? With Twitter currently being even more of a dumpster fire than usual, I figured hopping on a familiar Mastodon instance would be a good idea.
  3. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    I managed to catch "Sorry to Bother You", last weekend and immediately fell in love with The Coup. Y'all should check them (and the film), out!
  4. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Oh maaaan, this is great! I love how it sounds like they actually recorded everything in the tiny apartment that the video was shot in (which may be the case?). That dirty, semi-low-fi bass is so good. I'm also on my 3rd Gin Sling, so maybe Ozzie has a point ;P.
  5. I'd just like to thank you guys, from the bottom of my heart, for inspiring me to go search "Tide Pods" on Etsy. It kept me and a handful of coworkers entertained and horrified for about a half hour today :P.
  6. oops, wrong thread! Sorry guys!
  7. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    I feel like Mike Eagle's album, "Brick Body Kids Still Day Dream", needs a bit of love here.
  8. I'm beginning to suspect that the Woodsmen may be the cause of the noises coming from Sarah Palmer's house. Earlier in the episode, during her meltdown in the grocery store, she warns the cashiers to watch out for 'them' (or something along those lines). This all got me thinking of Gordon's vision of the Woodsmen on a staircase in the previous episode. If you compare that shot with one of the staircase in the Palmer house, the similarities are rather striking. Check it out: Of course, I could be making connections where there are none (I'm even second guessing myself as I write this), but at this point, who knows.
  9. Fallout 4 — Boston Makes Me Feel Good

    Is it just me, or has Diamond City gotten into the Holiday Spirit this last week?
  10. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Haha I was definitely a fan of both halves of the song but I've liked most of Bowie's music throughout the years so that may account for something. I think one of the biggest strengths this track has is how it incorporates the stylistic changes of Bowie's music throughout the years. It's bookended with a drum/sax/synth combo that would feel right at home on Outside, with a middle section straight out of Ziggy Stardust (also a 68-year-old Bowie groovin' out to said middle section, which will never get old). Anyway, now that I'm done rambling like an idiot about David Bowie, have some rad music videos from Lorn:
  11. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Since I haven't seen these posted yet, I feel that I should spread some love for the new David Bowie and Busdriver songs:
  12. Assassin's Creed: Mohawk

    I just beat this a week or two ago and found it enjoyable over all, despite a lot of the complaints mentioned already. That said, the one thing that really stood out to me which doesn't that doesn't seem to be mentioned here, is the lack of ambient music for a good chunk of the game. If I remember correctly, the only time any music of this sort appears is in the Frontier map and even then, it's a rare occurrence. Which is a shame since I've always felt the music helped a great deal in establishing an overall tone when exploring the vast cities of the series. The music from AC2's Venice section stands out in particular.
  13. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    Holy hell, how have I not heard about Hopesfall until now? You made my afternoon, Mington. And in the interest of dumping more music into this thread, a live remix of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy: also, this music video is pretty fantastic. Reminds me of 80's Sci Fi/Heavy Metal (minus the gratuitous breasts).
  14. Hey everyone, let's learn how to make Coca Cola!
  15. Quitter's Club: Don't be ashamed to quit the game.

    Well, it's been about a week since I stopped playing so I think it's safe to say that I've given up on Hitman: Absolution. For the most part I enjoyed the game for what it was, a decent stealth game wearing Agent 47s suit, fibre wire, and bar coded, bald head. The game also had a few fun missions the involved taking out two or three targets on a map (notably the Chinatown missions). Actually, I found the entire first act where you're in Chicago(?) to be pretty well executed. Unfortunately around the time the stripper nuns showed up, the game began to erode my patience and I was slowly burning out. By the time the final mission rolled around, I had to turn the game off to go out for the night and now have no desire to boot it back up to finish it off.
  16. eReaders - What is everyone's thoughts?

    While I can certainly see the benefits to using an eReader, they really aren't for me. I just can't justify switching over to one when between work, internet, and gaming, I'm already spending a ridiculous chunk of my life staring at screens of various shapes and sizes. I feel now more than ever, having a good book in my hand is a great escape from everyday life. Plus it's always nice to have some tactile feedback from the weight and page turning.
  17. Games that nail atmosphere and immersion

    Just to add to the STALKER love, I think Call to Pripyat is the only game in recent memory to nearly give me a heart attack. The oppressive darkness of that game's night time, combined with a rather nasty monster that I was hunting who was lunging for my throat didn't help things. Though, the anecdote on how I managed to kill it may be better suited for another thread.
  18. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)
  19. Just found this gem buried in my bookmarks folder.
  20. Haha, I was just about to post the Daves I Know song! The Eradicator will have to do instead.
  21. Wizaaaaaards!!

    When I lived in my old place, I had the pleasure of seeing one of these trucks parked across the street every morning for about a year.
  22. Well, ThunderPeel, I think I just found my new favourite Kids in the Hall skit. Not sure how I missed that one. I'm also quite fond of this because it's clearly all true.
  23. Also, a bit of Kids in the Hall:
  24. Well, that song just made my morning. Especially the whistling voice on the "this is what you get" parts.
  25. The Dancing Thumb (aka: music recommendations)

    I've been on a bit of a Tragically Hip kick as of late. Also, these guys are pretty rad: