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I'm pretty sure you need to buy that Pirates DvD. Some Debby does Dallas couldn't hurt either.
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If its burned movies, I'm fairly confident I'd have everyone here beaten.


If there's a lifetime achievement award for software piracy, your dad wins that award hands down.

I remember back in the day when I was like 8 trying to call your house, but the line was busy for like 4 hours because your dad was downloading games for the amiga on some BBS. Man, I wish he hadn't sold that. I'd totally buy it.

/admiration for fries' and taadan's dad.

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If its burned movies, I'm fairly confident I'd have everyone here beaten.


If there's a lifetime achievement award for software piracy, your dad wins that award hands down.

I remember back in the day when I was like 8 trying to call your house, but the line was busy for like 4 hours because your dad was downloading games for the amiga on some BBS. Man, I wish he hadn't sold that. I'd totally buy it.

/admiration for fries' and taadan's dad.

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Yeah, the Amiga rocked socks. So did the Coleco, though that was a console...BURGER TIME FTW!

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Remember those games your dad made on those EEPROM plugin things for whatever console that was you had? That like one of the coolest things ever.

It's a running race between who was more influential in my decision to be a programmer: Your Dad, or Soik.

You Dad was certainly first, and is fo sho, the reason I'm even into computers in the first place.

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Picked up Scent of a Woman and Mr Holland's Opus yesterday.

Both fantastic movies.

Mr Holland's Opus was my little quiet way of paying homage to Mr K (My High school Band teacher who died a few days ago. That guy never liked me, but I always liked him. Can't figure it out.)

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Haven't seen Mr Hollands Opus in a looong time.

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Haven't seen Mr Hollands Opus in a looong time.

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I get teary at the most unusual part in that movie...

When he's playing Beethoven's 7th Symphony for the class, and talking about Beethoven's deafness. It's a combination of the music (the 2nd movement of the 7th Symphony is one of the single most powerfully emotional pieces of music ever written), and the thought of never hearing what you're written. It has nothing to do with the movie, but with my total and utter idolization of Beethoven (in the same way Christians Idolize Jesus), which I think is pretty well demonstrated by my posessions: Beethoven bust on the Piano, the Stove and on taped to the Dash of my Car.

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Actually, given how smart Beethoven was and the fact that he wasn't born deaf, I bet he can pretty well hear in his mind what he was hearing...no?

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born death.

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Actually, given how smart Beethoven was and the fact that he wasn't born deaf, I bet he can pretty well hear in his mind what he was hearing...no?

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Well, there's KNOWING it and REALLY HEARING IT.

Related to programming: Imagine spending 2 years writing a game and never being able to play it. Sure you know everything about it and how it works, and how fun it is, but to never be able to sit back and experience it would kill.

THink of a tune we know, inside and out. Everyone knows Ode to Joy. I've heard it a thousand times, twice live, I'm listneing to it right now, actually, I even have the score of it, if I wanted to follow along ot the music.

But if I can't hear it in reality, I can always whistle it, or hum it, or whatever.

He didn't even have THAT option. Sure, he knew how it went, he would run around the house screeming it, off tone (since he couldn't hear what he was saying), but he still never had the joy of being able to truly experience some of his finest works (7th Symphony, Ode to Joy, 5th Piano Concerto, and the Late Quartet's come to mind).

He knew his stuff, damn straight, he knew how it went, but to never be able to experience the fruit of your life's work...I'm still amazed he didn't kill himself at Heiligenstadt (he had written a letter there saying "I would have taken my own life, if it were not for my infinished art").

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When I was playing piano (10 years) I focused mainly on Scott Joplin, but playing classical music was always amazing for some reason. Beethoven and Schumann were some of my favorites to play. Soldier's March being played flawlessly always just sounded so good to my ears. I spent about 3 months mastering that song so I knew it by heart.

Now that I haven't played seriously in about 2 years, being able to still read sheet music makes me realize that I really didn't waste my time for 10 years, which is what I thought of myself when I was playing. It's funny how your parents force you into something, and you always want to rebel against them, you don't actually ever take the true artform that is music.

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Actually, given how smart Beethoven was and the fact that he wasn't born deaf, I bet he can pretty well hear in his mind what he was hearing...no?

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I thought that he wend deaf at some point in his life too...

One of his deals was that he cut off the legs of his piano and basically played it with his head on the floor right next to it so he could FEEL the music. So in essence he heard the music through a different sense. Either way, damn good composer


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Actually, given how smart Beethoven was and the fact that he wasn't born deaf, I bet he can pretty well hear in his mind what he was hearing...no?

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I thought that he wend deaf at some point in his life too...

One of his deals was that he cut off the legs of his piano and basically played it with his head on the floor right next to it so he could FEEL the music. So in essence he heard the music through a different sense. Either way, damn good composer


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Yeah, he started to notice the growing ringing in his ears around the turn of the 19th century. I believe it was 1803 when he want to Lake Heiligenstadt to get away from society, and this was when he wrote his famous Heiligenstadt Testament, which was essentially a will leaving his belongings to his brothers, and his first public admittance of his growing deafness.

While he had SOME hearing for the next 15 years or so, the last 10-15 years of his life he was COMPLETELY Stone deaf (aside from the constant ringing). This is when he wrong Ode to Joy.

You'll notice, however, that He had the urge to write a Ode to Joy his whole life. If you ever look into his "Choral Fantasty" you'll hear the melodies are strikingly familiar to Ode to Joy, even though he had written it a good 20-30 years prior.

Yeah, that story about sawing the legs of his piano off is a pretty widely told story, and I'm pretty sure it's based on fact.

There are two AWESOME stories that can be told about him in his later years:

1) At the premier of the 9th Symphony (Ode to Joy), he stood on stage facing the orchestra, completely deaf. When it completed, he hadn't noticed the music had stopped (obviously), but the crowd was already going pretty crazy, in a standing ovation, for the music. One of the Singers turned him around to face the ovation, and the crowd absolutly exploded.

2) One his deathbed, (I'm going to whip out one of my biographies for this, because I can't do it justice in my own words):

"Frau van Beethoven and I oonly were in the death chamber during the last moments of Beethoven's life. after beethoven had lain unconscious, the death rattle in his throat, from three o'clock in the afternoon until past five, there came a flsh of lightning accompanied by a violent clap of thunder, which garishly illuminated the death chamber. After this unexpected phenomenon of nature, which startled me greatly, Beethoven opened his eyes, lifted his right hand and lookd up for several seconds with his fist clenched, and a very powerful, serious, threatening expressiong as if he wanted to say: 'Powers of Evil, I defy you! Away with you! God is with me!...' When he let his raised hand sink to the bed, his eyes closed half-way. My right hand was under his head, my left rested on his breast. Not another breath, not a heartbeat more."

Goddamn....

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More than Chops and Pipe combined. At last count, I had too many to count. Definitely 4 digits.

Thanks for playing.





Pornos don't count rade.


(that knocks you down to about 3... after you foolishly thought Showgirls, Naked Gun, and Sex in the City season 1 were all porns.)

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Yeah, the Amiga rocked socks. So did the Coleco, though that was a console...BURGER TIME FTW!


JOUST

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groundhod day --> classis!
cool hand luke --> awesome

need american Taboo 1-4


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updated. OMG

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If your DvD collection does not include American History X and V for Vendetta, then your collection sucks.



what he said


also, if you don't have Pulp Fiction pick that up, and Mystery Men...not a great, but seems to have a special place in my heart next to Zoolander

OoOoo and Army of Darkness is sheer enjoyment

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Bruce Lee FTW
The Kung Fu Finger OWNS YOU


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