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McDonalds food is lovely
I quite like him. On the first episode back, I found Stephen Fry to be more annoying than Ross (only minorly, slightly so, I do love Fry), mainly due to his constant talking about Twitter. Surely they're paying him to do this.
Look all you like, stalker man, I love it.
Steven Gerrard is the most overrated player I have ever seen
Milk was amazing
Oh wait, point of thread.
the performance deserved so much more
come on bleak me ole pal, we had a marvelous merry-go-round with milk oscar snatcher and the clooney vanity product
1.2 billion people apparently
also- Animal Collective suck.
and the streets are paved with cheese
Tony Blair was an excellent Prime Minister.
Gordon Brown is reasonablely charismatic.
Tesco/Asda own brand products are sometimes better than major brands.
Asda is ming!
Just booked a bit bad.
John Cena would kiss a black cat's anus and declare defiance against God
they would be suffering even more without him.. without him they'd just be booking HHH to win every single match every single night... oh wait they do that already.
We are so cool.
Modest Mouse's best album is Good News For People Who Like Bad News
but then neither is being straight, being gay, or indeed anything.
See Berkley for more info.
- Arsenal are awful to watch
- Hash Browns on their own are a meal
- Stephen Ireland's better than Xavi
The more you know about music, the more you can enjoy it - like every single other discipline in the field of human endeavour.
A response to music is a visceral thing. If you dismantle it and fiddle about with it's constituent parts, it loses EVERYTHING
It's not a discipline you ridiculous boy
Why is it people who come out with crap like that are always into bands like Joy Division and Oasis, whose music has about as much depth as a Spot The Dog book?
that visceral responses increase with structured knowledge. An example of the automatic being dependent upon the formal: the pro tennis coach who one day became terrified because he was able to predict when players were about to fault the second they threw the ball in the air. But didn't know why he could tell.
He was terrified of that?
know the outcome of the serve to such a degree of reliability (to his mind, he was guessing) without having any idea of what visual cues he was using.
I misread 'that' as 'what.' Carry on. I feel silly now.
I misread 'that' as 'what.' Carry on. I feel silly now.
but I think I used to enjoy music more when I knew absolutely nothing about it. Now I find myself analysing and beard-stroking a bit too much (not that I know much more about it these days obvs).
It's like at school when you have to 'study' a book you really like. Sometimes it really enhances your enjoyment, sometimes it deflates the balloon innit.
I've never had my balloon deflated, so I guess I wouldn't know about that. Crucially though, studying one book enhances your potential for appreciating every other book in a way you might not have before. Music is no different.
are often over-stated, over-sentimentalised, class-ridden, hypocritical bullshit.
(I'm not a fan of hunting myself.)
Isn't it pretty fashionable to be republican?
i love the french culture
blogs are the future of broadcast media
the royal family makes britain what it is
i don't get animal collective
Thumbs down to REM while I'm at it.
DONNIE DARKO - FAIR ENOUGH
Surely it just wasn't nearly as good as people seemed to think. I sometimes wonder if it wouldnt' have been as big without all the shameless and pointless 80s nostalgia that allowed people with no music taste to feel validated.
It sucked. I gave it another go after everyone peed themselves over it, but it still sucked.
And Michael Stipe's voice is just annoying. There, I said it. Yes, people do tend to disagree with me on this one.
I saw them live once at Glastonbury and thought, "Why the fuck can't they play their songs with this much energy on record?"
His nasal whine has always irritated the hell out of me
so your opinions on film are null and void
There is nothing wrong with eating Branston Pickle from the jar, provided you're the only person who eats said pickle.
Dill and parsnips are revolting (parsnips in any form - roasted, crisps, whatever, just wrong).
to find the right spicy parsnip soup.
They will never be nice.
never mind the buzzcocks
the it crowd
Bob Dylan is terrible
Snow is shit
Steven Gerrard is a very good footballer
I think that more hippyness would be good for the world
I think that less people should admire stuff less
I think that humans should phase out using cars
I think that all the facets of capitalism and economic exchange that has a negative effect on humanity is best labelled as mammon...and that nearly all humans are slaves to it
I think that Radiohead AND Muse are great
I like Bamnan AND Brusma
but there was some sort of thread asking about what people thought of you both.....it baffles me as to why anyone would dislike you, but then again some people are contrary
some people just make you regard them fondly, i like to think i was fondly regarded till a while ago, when people seemed to take umbrage at a wheeze of mine.
Magners/bulmers is for plebs and idiots.
I am a big fan of Richard Dawkins.
the selfish gene is excellent
which will be started when i finish my current book.
Yup, deeply profound and better than Curtis's stuff any day. :D
You need to watch maybe 6 - 8 or so episodes of the first season to properly get into the swing of things. Then its brilliance will be revealed.
better than the PS3 anyhow
Who wants to make a predictable joke?
I've just bought the new House of the Dead game. They drop the 'M' bomb about 3 seconds in, followed shortly by a severed head rolling down a staircase. Definiitely NOT primary school stuff.
A northerner doesn't get trouble down south, whereas southerners get stick all the time up north.
this is 1000% on the money
The Boo Radleys were the worst band ever
then yes! But their other albums were stellar.
I like Mussolini
I hate of Montreal
They MUST put crack into it or something, because it's addictive. I'll now have to have a McDonalds within 24 hours or else I'll go mental. Don't understand how people can hate it, especially vegetarians: it's not even meat!
David Lynch films suck.
both toast and wotsits improve with a few hours exposure to air
Loveless - meh
Religion gets more respect / tolerance than it should and we'll be a bit "liek "wtf" in 50 years time.
being a be-quiffed white man in a check shirt and tight jeans with your guitar at chest height playing syncopated chords while your ironically T-Shirted drummer has his weekly 'losing it' session on a minimal kit is as much of a hackneyed rendundancy as any other movement.
I was just having this discussion with a friend yesterday. I'm not sure if you're right about the 50 years time bit though - wishful thinking perhaps.
or even of feeling pain in any way we might understand the idea
Never stood on a dog's tail then?
I'm anthropomorphising an angry fucking dog?
a stack of goblins in a man shaped sack?
anaesthesia, neuroscience, pharmacological analysis of stress chemicals etc etc etc
it is 100% real in animals
they sense pain and if you disagree with that you're a moron
that would be a massively unpopular opinion tho!
but I don't see how we can ever definitively determine whether one experience arising from neural impulses differs from another. We work on the assumption that it will if there are gross differences in anatomy or function. Personally, I think it's fairly safe to define pain as quite a low-level term and so I don't see the problem in assigning it to animals.
I'm not talking about impulses or saying that animals don't have a response to things analogous to what we term pain.
I'm talking about the experience of pain as a phenomenon - the ability to evaluate it as a phenomenon within some some kind of context that makes it in any way meaningful.
we'll never know. Either way I struggle to believe that across all possible conceptualisations of our various functions and mental phenomena, that there is a distinct split between humans and all other animals.
between conscious humans and all other forms of primate, and by implication all other animals too. The only other possible candidates for inclusion on our side of the divide are Neanderthals, and even that's far from cut and dried.
Not all humans have that form of consciousness - babies, for instance.
I don't think its possible to prove, and I certainly wouldn't couch it in scientific terms, but I think it's possible to argue.
So are you coming out tonight or what?
and it depends on definition, which is why I prefer to use the term pain in a principally physiological context. Surely it's a spectrum though (although perhaps one within humans) and your strict bifurcation causes problems, even if just at the micro-level. At what point do babies become conscious? Where do people with various learning difficulties come into this? Is a certain animal inherently unable to reach a conscious state due to physical make-up or can consciousness develop? How can that then be communicated? Blah.
I still haven't decided I'm afraid. Will see how I feel when I get home.
FIX IT SEAN
Seinfeld isn't funny
Friends is abhorrent predictable drivel
is a miserable shithole of a city
and add in Dylan, The Clash, The Rolling Stones and Neil Young
The clash were awful, The stones an average singles band at most.
Lou Reed, yes.
no one can disagree with that?
Black people can.
Some. Ernest Ranglin for example. And Eek-a-Mouse. And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lNi9ZKO_0g
is nicer than red wine.
He's the worst person to ever be shat upon the planet. If you enjoy his "comedy", your sense of humour must be numb.
I can't bear to see his bloated, sweaty red face on TV, laughing at himself. So so unfunny. And reminds me a lot of my boring uncle...
lost > the wire
ditto Bill Bailey
Sunshine is vastly overrated
Certain animals are not more "cute" than others
bloody board - this will no doubt end up at the top or something
and people only pretend to like him because it's zany.
are a bit boring
anything with zombies
^ The single wrongest thing in a thread full of very wrong things that I managed to not disagree with
should never chastise a zombie fanatic for not being grown up! Especially as zombies are more likely to be real at some point than wrestling...
is a very funny man.
Hard work gets you no where.
We can't legitimately own stuff.
You should only be on DIS between 09.30 - 17.30.
would be one of the greatest bands of all time.
in terms of writing hook-laden pop-rock
we shall always have Roxette. x
is a genuinely great album
vanessa feltz will be second, probably less controversially
it's not really a subjective thing as to what are the best sets. Suppose it could be if you like the colour brown and are basing it on that.
if you base your gameplan on thinking the browns are the best set. Yeah let's all discuss Monopoly.
- There's 2 of them, thus less liking to be split up. It's easier to get the other one than in a set of three.
- It's easy to trade for them as no-one ever wants them.
- Houses/hotels cost less.
- Less of a hit from the maintenance card thing because of there only being 2 squares.
- Coming right after Go can screw players up if they're basing their strategy around scrabbling to reach Go and getting £200.
It can work.
I thought you were just being contrary. I always used to like the purples the most even though this defies all logic. It's just worth it for the fun of potentially bankrupting someone in one move.
priority is MONOPOLY SUICIDE
Paul being the best Beatle by miles.
why does he host documentaries all the time?
he's an actor first and foremost.
It rains too much in Spring (at least in NYC)
Plus Fall has Halloween...
although based on this thread, this might not be that controversial.
I like to evaluate people based on their whole personality, not one meaningless phrase like that.
Queen are good
the M.I.2 theme tune by Limp Bizkit is amazing
I was thinking that when I heard it on Radio 1 today.
I thought Little Miss Jocelyn was pretty funny.
and if we got rid of them it wouldn't take very long for everyone to settle down and get on with their lives like nothing had changed
You have to respect Hitler making it from a tramp artist in Austria to one of the most iconic figures of the last century, being talked about daily.
i'm not easily offended, but please, thats so abhorrent and misguided, why are you judging Hitler by virtue of how well known he is? He's not a TV presenter
Thom Yorke's whining irritates me geratly
Lord of the Rings is unwatchable
He came from being a tramp to an extremely powerful leader, no oxbridge for this lad.
The boy made good.
while it always retains a special place in my heart for being the first song by them that i heard i still think it's bettered by Get Your Hands Off... and the two ballads from Permission to Land.
See also: Bald.
Proper beer is better than lager
Cricket is better than football (although today's events have made me question this somewhat)
anyone who thinks that 'wouldn't of' is an acceptable construction or that wearing NY Yankees caps when you have no interest in Baseball is ever acceptable. Them.
I was alive for less then a year of her premiership, I'm not of a deep working class roots (no coal in my veins) and i've not studied her enough to know whether he policies are effecting me to this day. Also, i'm pretty happy with Gordon Brown, though would prefer vince cable to be chancellor.
I love this subject.
I know where Thatcher lives if anyone wants a tip off. Be carefl there is police supervision outside her home (IN BELGRAVIA) 24 hours a day.
if youve seen that mark thomas thing youd know you can actually get plans to her house publicly.
Fight Club is a terrible film
Every single character in every single Jim Jarmusch film is incredibly annoying
Peep Show is embarrassing and Webb, in particular, is just awful
The license fee is incredibly good value for money
Bill Hicks has never made me laugh
public sentiment about the munich disaster for all the competetive advantage and dirty cash they can grind out of it. Every time they go beyond the pale in terms of player conduct / tapping up etc. Bobby charlton will pop up on tv talking about '66, his kid and the guys who were lost at Munich.
For all their feigned dignity about what was a tragic loss of life they may as well have set up cash registers on the gravestones of the dead.
Karma made sure we beat them on the 50th anniversary derby.
Sonic Nurse is the worst album Sonic Youth ever made
Glasses make people look both clever and sexy
Only 10% of British Footballers have a good first touch
Escape from Atlantis was the best boardgame ever
YES YES YES
You should know.
Grow up, recognise your team are shite, and stop being jealous.
it is also the cause of it.
A blanket program of Sterilisation for anyone with less than a useable degree.
-Providing 'they' can’t get a job, or produce a healthy child.
And beer is pretty rank too.
than an elected head of state.
The House of Lords is basically a good thing, and it's powers should be extended.
-watching tv for more than three hours a week probably makes you rubbish
-people that have no interest in current affairs are shit and introspective
-enjoying shopping as a day trip is kind of gross.
-stephen fry is not funny
-most stand-up comedy is awful
-i don't believe anyone can genuinely enjoy an outdoor festival that has bad toilet facilities and results in them getting trenchfoot
-indie dresses make indie girls look like maxine carr. a twinset and a polka dot dress will just make you look like norman bate's mum, all right?
-people that have abused their children should probably be sterilised by the state. eek.
to rip off stealthy, but i'm applying it directly to visual arts and literature instead
season 2 of the wire is the best
lost is absolutely appalling television
wine tastes like shit, always
liars and black dice are two of the worst bands i've ever heard
i quite like spurs, as a chelsea fan.
we'd never have had the amazing spectacular opening to Blade Runner
knife crime (the cheeky stabs in the thighs only though! ololol)
bollywood music! Oh man, it's just so good, right? Am I right? Always.
I like sitting on girls' laps. Loads of them all at once! haha!
-Hitler was a brilliant orator one of the greatest politicians the world has ever seen even though his views were complete bullshit.
-Most religious people are deluded.
-Russell Brand is a very very funny man.
-So is Michael McIntyre but not as funny.
My uncle is a paedo (this one isn't massively popular with my dad)
I don't find the Mighty Boosh funny.
I hate it when girls ask me to dance.
I think all drugs should be legalized.
I find dead baby and murdered prostitute jokes hilarious.
I think Britney Spears was considered fit because she was blonde and 19. She isn't actually that good looking, and her body's kind of boyish.
are spot fucking on.
are badly written pieces of steaming dog turd.
Star Wars is rubbish.
The Fall are rubbish
Everclear are one of the best bands ever.
The end of religion would be a bad thing.
but religion has many great aspects to it.
Arguably I'd be better off saying the end of FAITH would be a bad thing/
Mormons, for instance, are really nice people, even though they hated black people for a while, but Joseph Smith sounds like a right twat.
I joined the mormons for three weeks (I'm really not lying) and they were with one exception some of the nicest, most generous and most cheeful people I have ever met.
what do you have against it?
and i don't think its a very unpopular view
But I really fucking hate Scientology and it's followers.
Fascism isn't a totally worthless Political ideology
War isn't always good for nothing
Nazism > Nihilism.
I'm guessing the last one was actually referring to Lebowski.
but the Sopranos finale is the greatest ending to anything on telly ever.
Life on Mars was overrated.
Fight Club needs to happen in real life.
Effeminate men are annoying.
There's never been a woman comedian who was funny without trying to subconsciously be a man.
Men who work out at the gym are usually pussies.
Paedophiles should be castrated.
Im no feminist but what does that even mean?
In bearing, attitude, psychology, routine, and demeanor they all act very 'manly'. I understand they're projecting strength, because a woman will get heckled more than a man, but still, what I said is the truth. You can run from the truth, you can hide, you can design some bullshit graphs and scientific hullabaloo to prove otherwise, but the truth will catch you in it's headlights and run your ass off the fucking ROAD.
I'm just saying they act like men.
In fact, come to think about it, the only 'strong woman' in the movies or on telly who was actually a woman is Buffy. Every other 'plucky strong woman' is basically a guy with tits. The male writer's ideal woman, in other words: Their best friend with good cheekbones and a vagina.
the only funny woman is julia davies
its what I call the 'eye for an eye tooth for a tooth' philosophy.
But overall I think I'm right on all those points. I bet you're female, aren't you? It was the female stand up point at any rate, wasn't it?
less on the gym thing.
gaping pussies. And they work out, like, twice a year, so I should know...
unless you're well fat
it hasn't always been this way mind....but that's how i've felt for a while now. daren't tell the kids though, really upsets them.
2.gilmore girls is some of the most wonderfull telly ever created.
3. it's heroic and charming to weave yourself into a rut over beautiful, lissom, unobtainable french girls.
- It would be worth attempting to legalise some or perhaps all drugs.
- The Death Penalty isn't always wrong
- I am the coolest motherfucker on the planet or at the very least in Bristol
- Tequila should be allowed in my work.
The Joker was right in The Dark Knight hospital scene.
The death penalty is right in some cases.
Hayden Panettiere isn't that hot.
Neither is Alexa Chung.
The last great album was Kid A.
Tom Cruise is a great actor.
Spielberg is a great director who has made some alright films.
Quentin Tarantino is an alright director who has made some great films.
Smoking is cool.
I'd welcome a Departed sequel with open arms.
One should be allowed to use lethal force against a mugger/burglar.
We shouldn't respect other cultures if those cultures allow the suppression of rights, female subjugation, institutional racism or war in the name of religion. I'm looking at YOU, Islam.
We should be allowed to draw Mohammed fucking a Jewish goat if the mood takes us.
9/11 wasn't an inside job.
a competent actor maybe.
Rain Man is his film, fuck Hoffman. Top Gun, etc.
Rain Man is good. Born on the 4th of July is the only time he ever really approached greatness though.
TOM CRUISE FTW
- Films like Toy Story are only enjoyable for kids and aren't also suitable entertainment for adults.
- Zoe out of Hollyoaks used to be hot even though she had a permanently pissed off expression and wore a cardigan
- Tesco has better quality food than Sainsburys
- Supergrass are generally poor but their second album was one of the best 90s albums ever.
- Mr Scruff is massively overrated
Gary Neville is one of the best right backs of the Premiership era
Chris Nolan is an infantile nerd (but makes good films)
The Dandy Warhols were one of the best bands of the 90's
but I'm sure a lot of Godard fans have seen Breathless and at least 1.5 others.
would save lives.
I am a total dick.
who some how managed to direct 2 good movies and one or two ok ones. he is also narcissistic, boring, and obnoxious.