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Everything posted by Satchboogie3

  1. Yeah, a portion of pop isn't horrible per say, I just find it incredibly boring. As a musician/music lover, I want really rich music. I want diversity and richness in melody, harmony, rhythm, structure, dynamics, texture, timbre, improvisation, etc. With pop music, all you get are the same, repeating "melodies", little to no harmony, stock rhythms, and, well, that's about it. It's like comparing a kiddie coaster to Bizarro or Boulder Dash. Pop/metal is the plain, boring kiddie coaster (that can be somewhat enjoyable) and good Jazz, fusion, classical is the Bizarro and El Toro of roller coasters. I will add, there is plenty of good rock (classic, hard, prog), country, bluegrass, etc, but not the mainstream stuff.
  2. In no particular order: Halloween (1978) The Thing (1982) Alien (1979) Poltergeist (1982) Suspiria (1977) Black Christmas (1974) REC (2007) Event Horizon (1997) The Shining (1980) Ringu (1998) Ju-on (2002) Audition (1999) Kairo (Pulse) (2001) Gin Gwai (The Eye) (2002) Invasion of The Body Snatchers (1978) Honerable Mentions: Videodrome (1983) 28 Days Later (2002) Candyman (1992) I'm sure I've left others out. Probably most notably, I left out Exorcist. Although I think it's a well crafted film, I don't find it scary (or really enjoyable) at all. I would actually rank Exorcist 2 or 3 higher. Also, I don't understand how people consider Jaws a scary movie.
  3. Yeah, it took some time for me to realize that as well, as I did watch that show as a kid. One of my favorite Carlin quotes is actually in reference to that. He was talking about how kids are not important and we pay way to much attention to them, etc and he throws in "And remember, this is Mr. Conductor talking, I know what I'm talking about."
  4. Those are great skits. I especially love his take on religion. "When it comes to BULLSHIT...BIG-TIME, MAJOR LEAGUE BULLSHIT... you have to stand IN AWE, IN AWE of the all time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims, religion. Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it, religion has actually convinced people that there's an INVISIBLE MAN...LIVING IN THE SKY...who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever 'til the end of time...BUT HE LOVES YOU!" One of my all time favorite comedy skits is the Baseball vs Football skit. "Baseball is played in a park... the baseball park! Football is played on grid iron in a stadium, War Memorial Stadium." And finally, probably the best quote of all: " In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line. In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!" Yeah, if you couldn't tell, I absolutely love Carlin.
  5. Just in case your in need of some great comedy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DagVklB4VHQ "Near miss. When 2 plains nearly collide, they call it a near miss... It's a near hit! A collision is a near miss! Poof 'Look, they nearly missed'."
  6. I'm all about the old classic, influential comedians; Richard Prior, Bill Cosby, and George Carlin. Guys like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Eddie Murphy are pretty good too. Nothing, though, will ever touch the early years of George Carlin. "I got into an argument this morning with my Rice Krispies. I distinctly heard 'snap, crackle, fu*ck him'." " 'I am' is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?" His play on words and language is fascinating. Hey hey hey, fudge is not fu*ck. Stupid editor...
  7. Bingo. I rode SOB back when it had the loop and I thought it was "alright" at best. The only memorable things are the first drop and the loop. The loop is now gone and the first drop just doesn't seem too impressive now with woodies like Voyage and El Toro. It's rough, no doubt, but nothing unbearable. The problem, again, is that there is nothing good that comes out of the roughness. There are loads of woodies where spots of roughness are great (I think of the new end of Boulder Dash), but if there really isn't any air involved or any great maneuvers, it's just boring. It's like the difference between getting "beat up" doing ski jumps vs actually getting beat up. I wouldn't say its the worst coaster in the world, but it certainly isn't anything special. I wouldn't mind seeing KI tear it down to make way for a better coaster, but wouldn't want it torn down just for the sake of it.
  8. My favorite was probably one I played in during High School. It was a classic "rock" musical (70's theme) set to some strange screenwrite that some students adapted. We played some awesome music (David Bowie, Styx, Cold as Ice - Foreigner, Queen, etc) and it was quite the blast.
  9. Jazz, Jazz fusion. Loud (most modern rock, metal, etc) music just annoys me and gives me headaches. Very boring as well. "Hardcore" metal and Pop/rap has to be the absolute worst. It either makes you're ears bleed and soul burn or it is just plain stupid (Yo, I make tons of money and got me bitches, Yo. Look at me... I hate rap). The thing I hate the most is "musicians" that don't have a personal relationship with music (ie. They are just entertainers, out to make money).
  10. So you agree, the Pats are the model franchise. The Steelers, no doubt are a more storied team with a history of being winners. They were the model franchise in the 70s (The model being steroids... jk). Right now, it's the Patriots. Oh, and congrats on the SB championship. Fortunately, though, Brady is back to terrorize the league. Enjoy.
  11. Under the current ownership, yes, the Patriots are the model Franchise. No doubt a ton of the credit goes to Belichick and Brady. What has made this team a superpower year in year out is the system that Belichick has devised. You think it's just pure luck that Matt Cassel had a great year, after everyone thought he didn't even deserve to be on the roster? Or the fact that, despite the salary cap, success, and injuries, the Patriots still put together great teams? Who is the franchise that everyone in the NFL tries to emulate?... 'nuff said.
  12. Massachusetts New Hampshire Maine Vermont Connecticut Rhode Island New York New Jersey Pennsylvania Delaware Maryland (and DC) Virginia West Virginia N Carolina S Carolina Georgia Florida Ohio Indiana Kentucky Tennessee Missouri Kansas Colorado California
  13. No such thing as a guilty pleasure... unless you're a serial killer...
  14. Lets see. It was rain last week, rain this week, rain with a chance of more rain today, and rain with a chance of thunderstorms all next week. Rain rain rain rain rain. Lovely NE.
  15. I'm hoping for Boston to get back on top again, Sox WS and Pats 19-0... ok, I'll settle for the SuperBowl.
  16. Cocaine is a hell of a drug! Well, at least we know they don't false advertise. Red Bull really does give you wings.
  17. I like the Marlins, but you just can't build a team on pure talented youth. Sox go for the sweep today.
  18. It's NOT going to be a coaster. Not for 2010. Not a chance.
  19. I'm not sure if this technically qualifies as a "line", but I waited over 8 hours to ride Top Thrill Dragster in 2003. It was my second day at the park and I REALLY didn't want to miss out on the ride, so I sat in a small "line" along it's fence waiting/hoping for the ride to open. I got in the "line" when the park opened and the ride finally opened around 6:30. As crazy as it was, I probably don't regret it at all. Just minutes after I got my ride in... the thing went down again. I don't think I'll wait that long for anything again, though.
  20. I visited SFKK in '04 and from the sounds of it, it has only gotten worse. You aren't missing anything at all with Twisted Twins, it was one of the most boring "dueling" coasters I have been on. This is definitely the worst park I've ever been to. If that was true, couldn't they just change the name and keep it open while they go to court? I guess it's good to at least get the credits out of the way and it probably will make Holiday World seem even better.
  21. I have no idea, I never really keep track of individual laps. If I had to guess, though, I'm sure it would be either Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park or Superman: Ride of Steel at SFNE.
  22. Lol, 112. I knew Six Flags started with SFOT, but thought it was closer to Houston. Acreage of Disney World... How many shops in some section of Universal... How many countries themed at Disney... Come on, I'm a roller coaster junkie, not a Disney nut.
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