Post by Horned Gramma on May 20, 2014 14:16:49 GMT -5
I actually enjoyed both Heligoland and Nine Types of Light for the first time ever last night. Light in particular just never did a single thing for me, but suddenly I like it better than Dear Science. Although I don't really dig Science all that much; production is too shiny. The production on Light is definitely too shiny as well, but I got under or around that somehow and suddenly realized that the songs on that album are actually very similar to the kinds of songs that were on Return to Cookie Mountain (which is 10x better than either Science or Light).
My opinion of Heligoland has always been that it goes sharply downhill immediately after 'Pray for Rain'; I still feel that way, but what the fuck do you do when you write a song like 'Play for Rain'? That's OBVIOUSLY an album opener, and it's damn near impossible for any of the other tracks on that record to even hope to ever be that good. I've turned that record off halfway through 80% of the times that I've listened to it, but last night it finally found a place in my lil' heart.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 20, 2014 9:18:45 GMT -5
Akron/Family - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT Akron/Family - Sub Verses Radiohead - OK Computer Radar Bros. - The Illustrated Garden TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light Massive Attack - Heligoland Darkside - Psychic Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise Built to Spill - You in Reverse
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2014 19:39:31 GMT -5
Finally got ourselves signed up for that Obamacare business; got our cards in the mail, all that. Thought: sweet. Now the plethora of prescriptions that we require will not be prohibitively expensive.
But no. Not. It doesn't cover my adderall, which is not half as surprising as the fact that it doesn't even cover Stormy's fucking albuterol inhaler. What the fuck kind of insurance prescription plan doesn't cover fucking albuterol? What the fuck DOES it cover? Fuck.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2014 16:15:34 GMT -5
It DID feel good, although generally the satisfaction I get out of banning people in the weeks before Sasquatch has as much to do with sticking it to scalpers as it does anything else. I don't usually hope that I'll get to ban someone for being an ass, because it takes some pretty severe assery to merit it.
I really would have banned him for the plagiarism, but using the word 'gay' as a pejorative is one of the quickest ways to lose your account on this forum -- with the added benefit of it being something that is objectively inexcusable, and not really up for debate.
Awww damn, really? I was hoping we lucked out and he was better than his diaper posts suggested.
Me too, dude. For the briefest moment, I was thoroughly impressed. My superpower is the ability to smell shit, though. Literal shit, most often, which means I rarely have to scrape it off my boots, but certainly bullshit as well.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2014 15:37:47 GMT -5
Googling your bullshit took about five seconds. I would have spent ten minutes explaining, at length, my commitment to a combination of prescriptive AND descriptive grammar. I would have reiterated that old truism which concerns learning the rules before you can break them, and then expanded on that notion in an attempt to explain my belief that broken things (such as support beams, limbs and linguistic conventions) are often mended and become stronger than they were before the break occurred.
I would have digressed, in response to your post, to point out that my complaint with your original posts did not concern grammar but punctuation and that you shouldn't feel the need to defend yourself on that front. And then I would have asked if the reference to diapers in your third post was coded or simply missing.
As it stands now, I legitimately despise you and am only waiting on the go-ahead from the other two mods to permanently disable your account as punishment for perpetrating the basest form of intellectual dishonesty.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2014 15:03:30 GMT -5
Especially considering that typing is being taught in literally every single classroom in the western hemisphere at this point -- something that I didn't have. I learned the other day that typing is in fact being taught in place of grammar and sentence structure in many schools. So okay, the occasional superfluous comma, whatever. It happens. But to willfully disregard the shift key, like, that requires a determination to completely override the muscle memory which is inherently gained in the very early stages of learning how to type.
To me, that says that you WANT to be regarded as an imbecile. I find it incredibly easy to accommodate that.
Post by Horned Gramma on May 19, 2014 14:57:11 GMT -5
I definitely doubt it. I have to say, though, that it truly is a relief that my commitment to the highest possible standards for grammar and punctuation are shared by the majority of the people on this board. Nothing rankles me more than being obliged to take the time to read something written by someone who couldn't be even be bothered to put a capital letter at the beginning of their sentence. Lack of punctuation, LOL-speak, run-on sentences cobbled together with improperly used ellipses... All of these things fill me with rage. But nothing gets to me as much as an indifference to proper capitalization.