Entertainment & Media The PokeCommunity's red carpet: discuss topics, hot or otherwise, centered around music, films, TV, books, and sports!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1476    
Old March 18th, 2013 (11:50 AM).
Her's Avatar
Her Her is online now
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Age: 25
Posts: 10,657
how is my favorite hangout thread doing
surely you haven't forgotten about me just yet
your almighty blast from the past

I haven't been watching much recent television as of late, nothing really encapsulates my attention nowadays, I enjoy Revenge, but that hasn't been able to grab hold of my heart and mind just yet!!! Lately, I've been powering through Will & Grace (all eight seasons, fabulous show) and classic seasons of The Simpsons. Bloody hell, I forgot how great a character Mr Burns is in the earlier seasons, and Ned was more than just a Christian!!! Crazy!!!
__________________
  #1477    
Old March 18th, 2013 (12:09 PM).
Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
Frasier says it best
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Location: London, UK
    Age: 28
    Gender: Male
    Nature: Relaxed
    Posts: 11,352
    Oh wait, Bob's Burgers is still on. Everyone should watch that! It's the closest descendant to The Simpsons that is actually good. It's much zanier than the previous show, but it does bear an awful lot of similarities!

    (Pssssssst, David! Methinks it's time to change the thread title! :D)
    __________________
      #1478    
    Old March 18th, 2013 (1:58 PM).
    antemortem's Avatar
    antemortem antemortem is offline
    rest after tomorrow
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Alabama
    Age: 20
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 7,442
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr Cat Dog View Post
    Oh wait, Bob's Burgers is still on. Everyone should watch that! It's the closest descendant to The Simpsons that is actually good. It's much zanier than the previous show, but it does bear an awful lot of similarities!
    OHMYGOD! I don't necessarily watch Bob's Burgers that much, but I've seen an episode of it and what I saw was rather amusing. I should try to watch that again somewhere sometime because now that you mention it, it's going to run through my mind until I do. That also reminds me of a hilarious gif I found on tumblr the other day.



    So simple yet so dryly humorous. XD
    __________________
    TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
      #1479    
    Old March 18th, 2013 (5:14 PM).
    Her's Avatar
    Her Her is online now
     
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Age: 25
    Posts: 10,657
    so what does the 20/20 experience mean exactly
    is there some reference i'm not picking up????
    __________________
      #1480    
    Old March 18th, 2013 (5:19 PM).
    antemortem's Avatar
    antemortem antemortem is offline
    rest after tomorrow
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Alabama
    Age: 20
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 7,442
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
    so what does the 20/20 experience mean exactly
    is there some reference i'm not picking up????
    Why, it's Justin Timberlake's new album, of course! I believed it was released internationally three days ago.
    __________________
    TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
      #1481    
    Old March 18th, 2013 (11:22 PM).
    Her's Avatar
    Her Her is online now
     
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Age: 25
    Posts: 10,657
    IM SO LAZY WHEN IT COMES TO LISTENING TO NEW MUSIC
    APPARENTLY BEYONCE HAS A NEW SONG TOO...IT WILL BE LIKE TWO WEEKS UNTIL I LISTEN TO IT PROBABLY
    __________________
      #1482    
    Old March 19th, 2013 (4:06 AM).
    antemortem's Avatar
    antemortem antemortem is offline
    rest after tomorrow
     
    Join Date: Jan 2012
    Location: Alabama
    Age: 20
    Gender: Male
    Posts: 7,442
    I usually am, too, but this just reached out and grabbed me and I had to listen to every song because almost all of them are really good, and that's rare in an album, especially of Timberlake's.
    __________________
    TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
      #1483    
    Old March 22nd, 2013 (11:48 AM).
    Esper's Avatar
    Esper Esper is offline
     
    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: California
    Posts: 10,761
    I'm sad that David Bowie got knocked out of #1 US album last week by Bon Jovi. So close! And I mean, c'mon. Bon Jovi? Even the fans of them said it wasn't their best album, whereas Bowie's is seen as the best of his later albums and some even say it's among the best he's ever had. I had such high hopes for you, America. You let me down.
    __________________
      #1484    
    Old March 22nd, 2013 (12:26 PM).
    Sir Codin
    Guest
       
      Posts: n/a
      Being on #1 is based on sales, not on album quality.
        #1485    
      Old March 22nd, 2013 (6:11 PM).
      antemortem's Avatar
      antemortem antemortem is offline
      rest after tomorrow
       
      Join Date: Jan 2012
      Location: Alabama
      Age: 20
      Gender: Male
      Posts: 7,442
      If the top anything was based on the actual quality of the music, there are a lot of albums and songs that are rated highly that wouldn't have even made it off the ground.
      __________________
      TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
        #1486    
      Old March 23rd, 2013 (5:29 PM).
      Esper's Avatar
      Esper Esper is offline
       
      Join Date: Jun 2009
      Location: California
      Posts: 10,761
      I know it's based on sales and that's why I was disappointed. Like, we came so close. It was like a shining beacon of hope. But now I'm happier because I read that Sigur Rós is coming out with a new album this summer.
      __________________
        #1487    
      Old March 23rd, 2013 (10:04 PM).
      Sir Codin
      Guest
         
        Posts: n/a
        In other news, My Chemical Romance just broke up.


        This is the most pleasing news about that band I have ever heard.
          #1488    
        Old March 24th, 2013 (2:46 AM).
        Nihilego's Avatar
        Nihilego Nihilego is offline
        [color=#95b4d4]ユービーゼロイチ パラサイト[/color]
           
          Join Date: Apr 2011
          Location: scotland
          Gender: Male
          Posts: 8,863
          For a minute, I thought you were gonna be upset about that and I was about to just close the thread and walk away forever. I know someone's probably gonna read this and wanna murder me but... damn; I thought they were awful after their first album which, in itself, was mediocre at best.

          As for the whole album thing - sales is honestly the only objective measure of an album's "position", imo. The quality of the music is too subjective to be used on charts.
          __________________
          s͎̭̚ ̪ͭͩy͔͚̰̻̗̩̺ͣ́ͨ̌͡ ̩̳̙̖̖̺͡m̷̱̘͎̝̘̣͒͌͒̚ ͇͖̔̐̔b̝̪͚̞̦ͬ ̢͔̱̟̞̝͙̮͌̅̈̓̿̿i͐̈̃͊ͯ̎҉̟̠͓ ͕̥̣̪̠̃͑͞ỏ̵͕̠̱̬̬̞͛̋ ̨͈̻̱̟̱͓̪n͒̒͂͊̀ ̻̰̰̜̅̃͒̂͞tͭ̍̈́ ͙͇̘͕͍̜̖ͫ̌̊̿ͫ̂̀:̵̾͒̔͂ ̟͉̜̽͒͌͜p͎͇͎̦̺̙͒͆͋́ͅ ̨̠̠̘͚͖̺ͫ͛̎̉a̲͍̫͖͗̄ ͓͖͍̯̤̼͙̿̆̂̂̄r̬̟̮͖̥̼̆̓͑̃̾ͬ̉͟ͅ ̬̼̗͊͛a̛̯̮ ̮̬͍̙̮̤́ͪŝ͊ͬ̒̎̃ ̧̝̮͎͙͆̓ì͈̹̻̱̾͝ ̘͉͕̭̊ͤ̉̓tͩͯ̉̐ͨͬ̚͏̻̺̖̮ ̞̘͂̋̋ͯ͑ͦ͗e̞͔̎̇ͫ͊͗
            #1489    
          Old March 24th, 2013 (10:13 AM).
          Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
          Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
          Frasier says it best
             
            Join Date: Apr 2004
            Location: London, UK
            Age: 28
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Relaxed
            Posts: 11,352
            Yeah, popularity and quality should never be thought of as the same thing. It's a shame that many people unfortunately do think that, though. Including a large proportion of my friends, which disappoints me to no end.
            __________________
              #1490    
            Old March 25th, 2013 (11:08 AM).
            Esper's Avatar
            Esper Esper is offline
             
            Join Date: Jun 2009
            Location: California
            Posts: 10,761
            But it's nice when something good is popular. You can feel good about it.
            __________________
              #1491    
            Old March 25th, 2013 (2:48 PM).
            antemortem's Avatar
            antemortem antemortem is offline
            rest after tomorrow
             
            Join Date: Jan 2012
            Location: Alabama
            Age: 20
            Gender: Male
            Posts: 7,442
            Thing is, it's sad when something bad - and I speak in a sense that there is a such thing as knowing what bad music is without necessarily being subjective - is popular because it's a grim reflection on how people appreciate music nowadays. :x
            __________________
            TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
              #1492    
            Old March 26th, 2013 (9:38 AM).
            Esper's Avatar
            Esper Esper is offline
             
            Join Date: Jun 2009
            Location: California
            Posts: 10,761
            I think the worst part of bad music being popular is that people overlook good music. Like, not just you and me, but producers and people who could help a struggling artist get some publicity or whatnot.

            Guess it's a lot easier with the interweb machine, but still. The internet is a big place and easy to get lost in.
            __________________
              #1493    
            Old March 29th, 2013 (9:37 AM).
            antemortem's Avatar
            antemortem antemortem is offline
            rest after tomorrow
             
            Join Date: Jan 2012
            Location: Alabama
            Age: 20
            Gender: Male
            Posts: 7,442
            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Scarf View Post
            Guess it's a lot easier with the interweb machine, but still. The internet is a big place and easy to get lost in.
            That it is, and with all the people trying to get discovered, there's bound to be many shattered dreams in the wake of those lucky enough to be stumbled upon.
            __________________
            TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
              #1494    
            Old March 29th, 2013 (4:31 PM).
            Thomas Wiencek's Avatar
            Thomas Wiencek Thomas Wiencek is offline
               
              Join Date: Dec 2012
              Gender: Male
              Posts: 124
              Since the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was considered the best album ever, has it ever won any awards?
                #1495    
              Old March 29th, 2013 (4:37 PM).
              antemortem's Avatar
              antemortem antemortem is offline
              rest after tomorrow
               
              Join Date: Jan 2012
              Location: Alabama
              Age: 20
              Gender: Male
              Posts: 7,442
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Thomas Wiencek View Post
              Since the Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" was considered the best album ever, has it ever won any awards?
              No, I don't believe it's won a single award.

              Richard Griffiths died! That's greatly saddening.
              __________________
              TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
                #1496    
              Old March 29th, 2013 (4:45 PM).
              Thomas Wiencek's Avatar
              Thomas Wiencek Thomas Wiencek is offline
                 
                Join Date: Dec 2012
                Gender: Male
                Posts: 124
                Well? Why hasn't it won a single award?
                  #1497    
                Old March 30th, 2013 (9:39 AM).
                Esper's Avatar
                Esper Esper is offline
                 
                Join Date: Jun 2009
                Location: California
                Posts: 10,761
                Because some things are recognized in their own time and awards are usually given in the moment when things are still new and fresh in people's minds.

                You wouldn't want to wait, say, ten years to give out the Oscars. In that time you might have too much hindsight and not think anything that year was very good. Or, more importantly, it wouldn't matter so long after the fact.
                __________________
                  #1498    
                Old April 1st, 2013 (2:07 PM).
                Mr Cat Dog's Avatar
                Mr Cat Dog Mr Cat Dog is offline
                Frasier says it best
                   
                  Join Date: Apr 2004
                  Location: London, UK
                  Age: 28
                  Gender: Male
                  Nature: Relaxed
                  Posts: 11,352
                  I think it'd be really interesting to have an award show that did that. I don't necessarily think that awards bodies would be so cynical as to think that nothing in a particular year was any good. If anything, the added hind sight can allow properties (whether it be film/music/whatever) that didn't have a lot of impact in their given year but found a second life later on to get their dues. Which can only be a good thing!
                  __________________
                    #1499    
                  Old April 2nd, 2013 (4:15 PM).
                  antemortem's Avatar
                  antemortem antemortem is offline
                  rest after tomorrow
                   
                  Join Date: Jan 2012
                  Location: Alabama
                  Age: 20
                  Gender: Male
                  Posts: 7,442
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Mr Cat Dog View Post
                  I think it'd be really interesting to have an award show that did that. I don't necessarily think that awards bodies would be so cynical as to think that nothing in a particular year was any good. If anything, the added hind sight can allow properties (whether it be film/music/whatever) that didn't have a lot of impact in their given year but found a second life later on to get their dues. Which can only be a good thing!
                  Thing is, I feel like the only demographic that an awards show like that would pull is one that was around in whatever time period is being spotlighted in that particular show. Thus wouldn't really lead to any sort of impact in our current media, considering the shows wouldn't be viewed by anyone of our generation. :( Of course, that's a generalization and I'm sure there would be a stray few young'ns that's interests have been piqued which could lead to the spreading of older music via social media or something.
                  __________________
                  TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS
                    #1500    
                  Old April 8th, 2013 (9:14 AM).
                  Esper's Avatar
                  Esper Esper is offline
                   
                  Join Date: Jun 2009
                  Location: California
                  Posts: 10,761
                  Netflix just added a whole bunch of stuff recently. Lots of classic Cartoon Network shows like Powerpuff Girls and Johnny Bravo. Ugh, like I didn't have enough options. Now I'll have an even hard time deciding what to watch.
                  __________________
                  Closed Thread

                  Quick Reply

                  Join the conversation!

                  Create an account to post a reply in this thread, participate in other discussions, and more!

                  Create a PokéCommunity Account
                  Thread Tools

                  Posting Rules
                  You may not post new threads
                  You may not post replies
                  You may not post attachments
                  You may not edit your posts

                  BB code is On
                  Smilies are On
                  [IMG] code is On
                  HTML code is Off

                  Forum Jump


                  All times are GMT -8. The time now is 9:45 PM.