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random music suggestion: dredg - el cielo

Written: 05:17 on November 10, 2010  |  By: anthony  |  MORE…
I can't even begin to explain this album was in not only my musical life, but my life in general. Conceptually a brilliant take on both the concept of dreams and rem sleep, as well as the concept of sleep paralysis. To build the concept of the album the band asked fans who suffered from sleep paralysis, or had experienced the symptom in some way to write letters to them, explaining either how the condition affected them, or describing their vivid waking dreams. The end result was the letters forming the majority of the lyrical structure of the album.

Beautiful vocals, boundary pushing instrumentals and some of the most juxtaposed musical concepts make this album a constant in my rotation to this day.

Highlight track - this is one album I can honestly say I consider every track to be a highlight. But 'Whoa Is Me' has always stuck out to me as just a haunting piece.

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my vice

Written: 21:07 on April 14, 2010  |  By: anthony  |  MORE…
I recently upgraded my XBOX 360 to a PS3. That it to say, Kijiji is awesome for selling people things when they have no idea how much said things are worth.

Case in point, I sold an XBOX 360 (Elite) with:
  • 120GB Hard Drive
  • Two controllers (one wired one wireless)
  • One quick charge cable
  • One headset
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2
  • Gears Of War I
  • Bioshock I
  • Fallout 3
  • Mass Effect I
  • Rock Band (Disc only)

For a grand total of $550.00, which was rapidly transformed into a Playstation 3 and several games.

That being said; I think the PS3's online mode far exceeds the 360; it's free and offers the exact same service set. Not to mention that streaming media from a Windows Based PC is as simple as turning the machine on. Microsoft has had years to work out the bugs in the streaming features on the 360. However the system is unreliable at best, and unworkable the majority of the time.

Also, the PS3 has Blu-Ray….which I've yet to use. But is somehow a huge selling point for the console, according to the Self-Admitted-Non-Gamer EB Employee. (Seriously, why work in a store that you don't even USE what you're selling? And who the fuck hires people that have no idea about the industry they are servicing.)

I'm an occasional reader of Penny Arcade. That is to say, I view what comes in front of me with a certain amusement. Sometimes they are dead on. Sometimes they miss, but the comic itself is fairly iconic. The other "Arcadeism", if you will, are the news posts from the creators, Tycho and Gabe. Normally, I avoid them based on one simple fact: You don't learn a godamn thing. Apparently they are not happy with the new Final Fantasy, but I don't see HOW based on the post.
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an idea...

Written: 05:16 on October 29, 2009  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…
Since heroes has become so lame…an idea occurred to me on how to reboot it. Hiro goes back in time and says something to Angela Pitrelli, new story ensues from new time line, a newer and better show (much like season 1) appears.
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a question...

Written: 05:26 on October 01, 2009  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…
John says:
it's not like there's anything wrong with leaving the toilet seat up…it's easier that way
why does the toilet seat always have to be down
after the girls done, why can't she put the toilet seat UP
anthony says:
I'm not sure, to be honest.
John says:
why is it always on us for not putting it down
anthony says:
That is my argument!
Put it up for me for once
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days of great joy!

Written: 22:28 on September 27, 2009  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…
Just a little happiness to show all our faithful readers that some of us are doing alright, I thought I'd give a little bit of love to our fellow writers/good friends here at dovka.

First off, our good friend andrew has recently gotten married, so lets all give him a round of applause {clap, clap, clap}, here is a picture of him and his bootiful mistress brittany, better known as SPOCK.

Skydruid and Top Totty


Secondly, our friend anthony who is expecting his second (or thousandth) child, recently got engaged to a LOVELY girl named Tandah, so let's all boo and jeer him. I kid, we love you anthony.

Tandah and Retard


So, I just thought the internet should be informed of these breaking events.

Congrats to you both, may you live long and happy lives!
Tags: Love
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think before you speak

Written: 00:37 on August 22, 2009  |  By: anthony  |  MORE…
A friend linked me to this. Although I'm certainly not in the affected demographic, I wanted to weigh in on this.

The campaign itself, is a great idea. I can't imagine the constant torment that teenagers in these types of situations go through. But, the posters themselves are (even if meant to be ironic) are really just bashing other stereotypes.

The feeling I get from these is; it's okay to make the remark about the gamer kid, but don't ever make a similar statement about a gay/lesbian/transexual, etc. I understand, that's NOT the idea, but essentially the campaign is using double-negative methods to attempt a positive outcome.

The dictionary style posters are just as bad. Instead of trying to be moderately humorous, the creators could have just left the actual definition on a poster. To me, knowing a faggot represents a bundle of sticks is far more destructive to such a hurtful slur than the rest of the poster, but the message is lost in the translation.

The problem with campaigns like this, is they alienate the group they are trying to help. Every demographic is picked on by one another in school, to be honest I don't know anyone who never had a problem with someone in their school years. However, the same people that picked on me are now the guys I go drinking with.

Just a thought, as incoherent as it came out.
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thar be posts 'ere

Written: 13:35 on August 16, 2009  |  By: anthony  |  MORE…
As anyone can quickly tell, I'm a huge fan of Thrice. So I was pretty ecstatic when their new album, Beggars came out. The band have pretty much shed their aggressive sound for something more akin to alt-rock. It's a strange transition, but one that I saw coming when Vheissu was released. I like it. Either way, pick it up on iTunes, it's worth the listen!

Liam and I have discussed this countless times, and I know Ollie was on it as well. Kevin Smith is a highly over-rated director, but his Q&A Sessions are awesome and hilarious. Some of it even makes it to his movies. My favourite, and most often used quote comes from him: There is only one return; and it ain't of the King it's of the Jedi!

We're enjoying a near 40C heat wave this week, I say enjoying because it's better then the -40C cold snap we will get in about 6 months.

The AceKard2 is my new favourite piece of equipment. For $12 (plus free shipping at the link) you can't go wrong. I've got a 2GB MicroSD Card in mine and loaded about 10 games without filling it. Nintendo DS Roms are easy enough to find.

I've been trying to get my Blackberry on IRC for two weeks. But my company's IT Policy won't let me run a program such as an IRC Client on the 'Berry, does anyone know a WAP/Web Based IRC client that will run on a Blackberry 8700(R)? eBuddy claims to support IRC, but the mobile version lacks the feature.

Lastly, everyone should change their Facebook language to English (Pirate) for a good lolz.
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sex, violence and videogames.

Written: 09:51 on July 15, 2009  |  By: jon  |  MORE…
I thought this was really well done - entertaining as well. Who said sex doesn't sell? Just to note: this video may not be safe for work.


Kotaku dropped this intro earlier today; It's the start of a German documentary, which begins with a montage of arcade classes such as Pong and Pac-Man set to a beat, but steadily escalates into crazy sex and violence between Space Invaders, Guybrush Threepwood, Street Fighter's Ken & Ryu, Lara Croft, Mario and many others.
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welcome to the jungle

Written: 19:09 on June 18, 2009  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…


Pure Awesome.
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if i was coach i'd go home and google "dragonslayer"

Written: 06:05 on May 16, 2009  |  By: johnny  |  MORE…
I just had a boneless chicken wing from KFC, it’s kind of weird because I think it is mostly just a chicken finger.

On the chicken winger (see what I did there) note, I one day pray for a microwave that equally heats everything.

The has been a week of season finale’s for me, don’t read any further if you watch any of the following shows: LOST, HOUSE, Survivor.

For one, I thought LOST ended on a rather predictable note. I mean, we all KNEW the H-bomb was gonna go off, ending the season with it going off was weak, real weak. But all in all I thought it was a good ending to the season all other things considered. I’m 100% sure that Jacob (or is it jakob) is not actually dead, he has planned for this with that latino girl who leads those guys carrying dead john locke around.

HOUSE ended sweetly, man, I totally thought he did cuddy.

I’m pumped Coach finally got voted off, but he was entertaining if nothing else, I admire anyone who can compulsively lie so well and constantly. I wonder if JT will retaliate against Stephen for the pseudo-blindside.

The blue jays are somehow holding onto the AL East lead. God they’re getting my hopes up and it’s not a good thing.

I don’t normally watch boxing (read as don’t ever watch) but it is on my tv right now and I always wonder, who is losing matches if EVERYONE is 27-6 or 28-2 or 45-8. Someone must have a losing record how come we never see this guy.
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