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by beatmunga
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Hobbit?
Replies: 57
Views: 4227

Re: The Hobbit?

Is there a king of Godwin's Law for LOTR discussions that predicts the inevitability of a 'they should never have left out Tom Bombadil' remark? My view - at least we were spared the 'hey nonny no' interminable finger in the ear pewter tankard singing that lasts for 3 chapters. This is what I am mos...
by beatmunga
Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!

Bloody hell Machinesworking, I've never seen Godwin's law proved so swiftly! I was speaking scientifically. It is emotional involvement which leads us to ignore some uncomfortable truths about neuropsychology and start bringing politics into it. We tend to think these things are more complicated th...
by beatmunga
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!

All this concern for children caught in the wrong place at the wrong time is odd to me. Every day children die all over the world who were born into far worse situations than these kids were, whose lives from beginning to end are shear misery, yet we only truly "feel" if it's part of our culture, o...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Everyone is buying Beats, but still feeling my beyerdynamic.
Replies: 59
Views: 7322

Re: Everyone is buying Beats, but still feeling my beyerdynamic.

AKG are what you want for mixing work. Q702 flat EQ no bullshit and very clear. beats are made by Monster and they are trying to say their £80 HDMI cables are far better picture and sound than other HDMi cables. I don't know XSIMan, I watched the 1080p Blu Ray of Basic Instinct through a Monster ca...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!

Keeping them away from our kids might be a start Loopy.
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Shooting = gun problem or sociological problem?

It would have to be The Corporations' fault yet again, wouldn't it? We have to accept that some people are just born bad. Always have been, always will be. Drugs are like water of a duck's back to them, either way. They don't really exacerbate, they certainly don't cure. Even LSD or MDMA don't curb...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Shooting = gun problem or sociological problem?

It would have to be The Corporations' fault yet again, wouldn't it? We have to accept that some people are just born bad. Always have been, always will be. Drugs are like water off a duck's back to them, either way. They don't really exacerbate, they certainly don't cure. Even LSD or MDMA don't curb...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The human condition
Replies: 171
Views: 17493

Re: The human condition

Ok funken, I'm sorry I'm bringing your personal background into this. But I think to expect people not to be interested in you in light of the high profile you maintain here is rather naive.
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Hobbit?
Replies: 57
Views: 4227

Re: The Hobbit?

The Two Towers is the best of the three, and the Ents are a big reason for this.

Even better than the Ents are the Arwen/Aragorn backstory scenes - with Howard Shore's beautiful score, these are in my opinion the most poetic aspect of the series.
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The human condition
Replies: 171
Views: 17493

Re: The human condition

beatmunga wrote: Forgive me for asking funken, but all this talk of the working class - what are your working class credentials exactly? Why are you trying to personalise the issue? Because however much I gravitate toward the message, I still like to have confidence in the medium. beatmunga wrote: ...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Gun control? We need medication control!!!!!
Replies: 237
Views: 17910

Re: Shooting = gun problem or sociological problem?

He was probably a psychopath. 1 in 100 people are. Don't pity them. They don't pity the rest of us, as we keep learning with events like this. Guns are bad. Psychos are really bad. Giving psychos (.ie. 1 person in 100 globally) easy access to guns? Wise? What you think about that seems to depend lar...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The human condition
Replies: 171
Views: 17493

Re: The human condition

Forgive me for asking funken, but all this talk of the working class - what are your working class credentials exactly? With the greatest respect, you hardly work in a foundry. You have a geography degree and are an aspiring dance music producer and self proclaimed internet marketing guru. I know yo...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The human condition
Replies: 171
Views: 17493

Re: The human condition

What are your views on the theory that Thatcher, of all people, was one of the most successful applicator's of Marx's (as opposed to Marxist ) ideals in the 20th century? Something to do with not accepting your place in the suffering working class, level playing fields for all, aspiring to share in ...
by beatmunga
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The human condition
Replies: 171
Views: 17493

Re: The human condition

Thanks funken, I was aware of the etymology of the word. I was talking about a specific movement. It has a very dedicated following by all accounts. From the little I know about it (and you) on the internet, sounds right up your Straße. The zeitgeist movement sounds like a sort of new age thing. It'...