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by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 24
Views: 273

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Hey, could someone put up the next topic around noon on Sunday? I'm going to be away from my computer this weekend due to the death of my grandfather; I can count up the results once I'm back, I just need the topic posted. Just copy the first post and switch the relevant information. I have made the...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.
Replies: 122
Views: 768

Re: SERIOUS: Your wildest nightmares might've been true about Trump.

Pierre wrote:Though foreign newspapers are paranoid about Le Pen, she has next to no chance to win the election actually.



Hehe...

I remember when we were saying that about Trump...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Poll 2017?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: AMF Poll 2017?

It should be the album poll, I believe; I'm not sure when we wanted to do that/who wants to do all the number grinding.
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 18
Views: 281

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

John Zorn - Naked City (9.75) Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (7.75) The Undertones - The Undertones (7.75) Kylie Minogue - Fever (6.5) Queen - The Game (6.5) Labradford - Mi Media Naranja (6.25) Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil (4.25) Still need to listen to: Various Artists - I'm Your Fan I feel the...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Reading the discussion of The Silence of the Lambs has been very interesting indeed and raises many good points. However, I am confused by one thing, notbrianeno. If you hated the implications of transphobia represented by the Buffalo Bill character, going as far as to not revisit the movie before ...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Not sure why you're so aggressive about it, though. I'm not defending it by saying, "some white guys are bad too." I'm saying I don't project a movie character's flaws or personality onto myself because they fit into a demographic group with me. I'm getting agressive because you're being ...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Not sure why you're so aggressive about it, though. I'm not defending it by saying, "some white guys are bad too." I'm saying I don't project a movie character's flaws or personality onto myself because they fit into a demographic group with me. I'm getting agressive because you're being ...
by BleuPanda
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

When I watched 12 Years a Slave, I didn't relate to the Michael Fassbender character just because he's a heterosexual, married, middle-aged white guy like me. I didn't think, "Hey, that guy's a lot like me in many ways, so I also must be a racist rapist asshole." You do realize that there...
by BleuPanda
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

It's been a while since I've seen "The Silence of the Lambs", but I think the movie does a decent job of reminding the viewer that Buffalo Bill is not a real transgendered individual, nor is he meant to be representative of transgendered individuals. Some choice quotes form the movie... &...
by BleuPanda
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

I've got to say, I deeply regret placing The Silence of the Lambs as high as I did on my list. It was a favorite upon first viewing in high school five years ago, and i had since forgotten about the transmisogyny that pervaded the film while making my list until watching it again yesterday. While H...
by BleuPanda
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3
Replies: 18
Views: 281

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.3

Hmm...is there a better link for I'm Your Fan? That one appears to be out of order and missing tracks...
by BleuPanda
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

I've got to say, I deeply regret placing The Silence of the Lambs as high as I did on my list. It was a favorite upon first viewing in high school five years ago, and i had since forgotten about the transmisogyny that pervaded the film while making my list until watching it again yesterday. While H...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Altogether a strong list. I'm still surprised how low The Iron Giant is. It is #99, the next movie I'm a 'fan' of is all the way at #58. 28 of my top 30 made the top 50, so I wonder why there's so much disconnect between The Iron Giant and other people here. It would have been nice to see A Brighter...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: List of songs to be added to AM 2017
Replies: 83
Views: 2550

Re: List of songs to be added to AM 2017

15 of the songs from Best of the B-Sides 2 would now be ineligible; I guess these songs are lucky I did nominations last week: Joy Division - Heart and Soul Joy Division - Atrocity Exhibition Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches The Band - Whispering Pines The Allman Brothers Band - Hot 'Lanta Bob Marley...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: LGBT-themed Songs
Replies: 66
Views: 13299

Re: LGBT-themed Songs

Sometimes I wish I could know more about an artist to know whether I'm reading into things too much or if I'm actually correct in my perception; Sufjan Stevens certainly has a lot of homoromantic references through his works, but people will get in endless debates about what they 'really' mean (thou...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

Pornography? I always thought Eyes Wide Shut was the antithesis of arousal. It seems designed to make sex as unpleasurable as possible.
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)
Replies: 26
Views: 586

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

Edited my list to add Stardust Memories.
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

I decided to check, to back up what I'm saying, and I got these numbers for US films: In rank 150-101, we have 35 US films In rank 100-51, we have 27 US films In rank 50-1, we have 30 US films I'd say that's pretty equally divided. So, yes, complaining that we shoved American films too low largely c...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

I'm not biased I see that a lot of the US films are shoved at the bottom part of the poll and that raises some questions for me. And if anything you have the problem, every review I see of a film you hate it. Do you like any films at all lol. First off, ask yourself this question: How many movies f...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

And I just remembered another reason I dislike Leon/The Professional; it seems to be treated as an 'intro to foreign films' type movie, but it's really just off-brand Hollywood. People watch movies like it, usually enjoy them, but also tend to prefer American movies that do the same thing but better...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

LOL at most the USA films at the bottom. What a joke. This will probably be the last time I participate in a obviously biased and skewed poll like this. I normally don't whine about stuff like this but this is a very slanted and one sided poll. Literally 60% of the movies in this final 150 are from...
by BleuPanda
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

LOL at most the USA films at the bottom. What a joke. This will probably be the last time I participate in a obviously biased and skewed poll like this. I normally don't whine about stuff like this but this is a very slanted and one sided poll. Literally 60% of the movies in this final 150 are from...
by BleuPanda
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 24
Views: 273

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

The Stooges - 1970
Dr. Dre - Lyrical Gangbang
The Smiths - Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us

The Strokes - Alone, Together
Dusty Springfield - Don't Forget About Me
Arcade Fire - Haiti
The Clash - Hateful
by BleuPanda
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 24
Views: 273

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

Henrik wrote:Is it too late to predicit it?




You should still have a few hours; I believe I set it to shut automatically at noon today, which is a bit less than two hours from now.
by BleuPanda
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1
Replies: 24
Views: 273

Best of the B-Sides 2: Round 1 Week 1

The rules are simple; vote for whichever song you prefer in each pair (as long as you have listened to both). Deadline to vote is Sunday, March 26 at noon CST. Bracket: http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=466352 Radiohead - The Tourist vs. The Stooges - 1970 Prince - The Cross vs. Dr. Dre - Ly...
by BleuPanda
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

I did, in fact, forget Death Proof existed...along with Hateful Eight...
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 121
Views: 1356

Re: Films of the 1990s: Top 150 movies of 1990s FINAL RESULTS

...why wouldn't a drama need to be technically masterful? And why do you think Secrets and Lies isn't? I loved the sense of framing and general cinematography throughout. It's obviously a film dedicated to performance, but it does an excellent job in capturing the image and I'd like to know why you ...
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Bracket and Predictions
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Bracket and Predictions

4 people have submitted predictions so far, and we already have two sharing a predicted winner.
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

For me, nominating in these games will mean that you are ready to accept some flak. Not everyone will like your favorite album. I tried to do this with wife and kids, and boy did I get some backlash :) Wait, did you enroll your wife and kids in an online poll to see if people like them?!!! ;) I'm g...
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

And to add my voice into that discussion, the only reason I brought up the tediousness of The Velvet Rope is because babydoll claimed the opposite, so I just wanted to point out that some people do in fact find a 75 minute pop album tedious. I still have an overall positive opinion of the album (se...
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

And to add my voice into that discussion, the only reason I brought up the tediousness of The Velvet Rope is because babydoll claimed the opposite, so I just wanted to point out that some people do in fact find a 75 minute pop album tedious. I still have an overall positive opinion of the album (see...
by BleuPanda
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Alternative Methods of Scoring in Yearly Film Polls
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Alternative Methods of Scoring in Yearly Film Polls

Here are the movies that would receive free passes, divided by year: 1980: Caddyshack Berlin Alexanderplatz The Empire Strikes Back Raging Bull The Shining The Elephant Man 1981: Diva Das Boot Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 1982: Fitzcarraldo The Thing Fanny and Alexander Blade Runner...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alphabet Game: Favorite Artists A-Z
Replies: 10
Views: 137

Re: Alphabet Game: Favorite Artists A-Z

I'm going to do last names. Arcade Fire David Bowie Leonard Cohen Bob Dylan Brian Eno Funkadelic/Parliament Grimes Jimi Hendrix Chris Isaak (about 200 spots lower than the next lowest...) Joy Division Kraftwerk LCD Soundsystem Bob Marley Nirvana OutKast Pixies Queens of the Stone Age Radiohead Bruce...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Bracket and Predictions
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Best of the B-Sides 2: Bracket and Predictions

I don't plan to start this until Sunday at noon (so I can have a reasonable time to count the results and get the spotify playlist ready, etc.). So, here's the bracket; I have set the prediction deadline for Sunday at noon. Let me know if something looks off. ...this might help: http://www.bracketma...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

But the whole point is we've already done Group A; this tournament is really about Group B, with Group A as a bonus section for songs that missed the first tournament for whatever reason.
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Those final choices seem destined to lose in the first round... I listened to the Rod Stewart album yesterday assuming that no one else would pick it, and I was right. Yeah; last time, a lot of the final choices were from albums that only had a couple eligible tracks, but I think some of those actu...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

So now we're just waiting for Cream...

I have the bracket ready, whichever song is chosen will face off against that Rage Against the Machine song everyone was talking about.
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

MC5 - Ramblin' Rose
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Only 4 albums remain; I'm going to relisten to the MC5 album and hope no one takes it in the meantime (but if you're a big enough fan to actually have a song to vote for from it, go ahead and do so). Current entrants: Group A (CLOSED): Prince - Sign O' the Times - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker Michae...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1990s: Guess the results -thread
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Films of the 1990s: Guess the results -thread

Bottom 10 (hard to guess since I'd imagine more people have seen and gave lower placement to Bad Lieutenant than, say, King of New York, even if most would agree Bad Lieutenant is the better film; films have to both be widely seen and generally less appreciated to land this low due to our formula. E...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Alternative Methods of Scoring in Yearly Film Polls
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Alternative Methods of Scoring in Yearly Film Polls

Petri and I have been discussing alternative methods in private chat and we have decided to ask everyone here. I feel like everyone is good with having 150 movies in the final, but I know I at least don't like having a fixed 15 per year; it benefits weak years and harms strong ones. I have provided ...
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Films, movies, motion pictures...
Topic: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)
Replies: 26
Views: 586

Re: Films of the 1980s: 1980 (2017 edition)

I edited my list to add Mon oncle d'Amerique
by BleuPanda
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

Novos Baianos - Acabou chorare (9.0) Fishmans - Long Season (8.0) Almendra - Almendra (7.75) Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (7.5) Soda Stereo - Sueño Stereo (7.5) Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (7.25) The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I (7.0) Los Fabulosos Cadillacs - Cha...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

Just so we can have it on the new page; only 13 albums remain. Current entrants: Group A (CLOSED): Prince - Sign O' the Times - The Ballad of Dorothy Parker Michael Jackson - Thriller - Baby Be Mine Patti Smith - Horses - Birdland Dr. Dre - The Chronic - Lyrical Gangbang Paul Simon - Graceland - I K...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists
Replies: 98
Views: 8458

Re: Post Your "One Per Year" Lists

I want to see if anything has changed: Albums by Year: 1956: was Elvis Presley-Elvis Presley (now #2), now Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! 1960: was John Coltrane-Giant Steps (now #2), now Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain 1962: was Ray Charles-Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (no...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

StevieFan13 wrote:Has anyone nominated anything from Parallel Lines or Enter the Wu-Tang?



They were in Group A, so no, and there is no longer room in that section.
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

The Dismemberment Plan won that vote for me by virtue of actually being on Spotify. Maybe Bill Callahan is better than the Beatles, I have no idea and I don't want to spend the money on iTunes. Don't vote in matches if you haven't heard both; and the second post provided a link to a youtube playlist.
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2
Replies: 52
Views: 749

Re: Moderately Acclaimed Albums 8 - Round 1.2

I think her music was indeed unique. Her hits were memorable - "Rhythm Nation", anyone?" - and her classic four albums were experimental (for pop) and never borderlined (yep, I just made that word up) on tedious. Well... I never knew quite what to say about her music, but it was some...
by BleuPanda
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations
Replies: 177
Views: 2102

Re: Best of the B-Sides 2: Nominations

StevieFan13 wrote:I'm just hoping someone votes for another Smiths song. Preferably "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" or "You've Got Everything Now."


I mean, they have to...this doesn't start until each album has a song.

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