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Congrats Docktor T, you did it

Post by Kolohe » 17 Dec 2014, 17:21

You've successfully turned back the clock to the late 90s

We have
1) the second term of a Democratic administration
2) a ticked off Florida Cuban ex-pat community
3) a Bush running for the Presidency
4) a left wing that’s not completely satisfied with Clinton
5) lowest oil prices in quite some time
6) record high stock market levels
7) the Russian ruble in crisis
8) military actions in Iraq are now conducted solely by air
9) Veruca Salt back together
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Post by thoreau » 17 Dec 2014, 17:23

I said "Hallelujah!" to the sixteen loyal fans.
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Post by tr0g » 17 Dec 2014, 17:39

Wait, why are we congratulating him for this? I mean, if this is all the result of Evil Fizicks plotting than kudos to the doctor for pulling it off, but seriously, dude, dial teh doomsday machine down from 11. This kind of blows.

Much like the late 90s did, I might add.
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Post by thoreau » 17 Dec 2014, 17:47

The pop crap on the radio is way worse than 1998 (which was also pop crap, but not as auto-tuned), and the workforce participation rate is way too low compared to 1998.

On the plus side, no Titanic or Armageddon. On the downside, the third Hobbit movie.

In terms of the Middle East, what I'd really like to do is install a convenient despot to keep a lid on shit in Iraq. Saddam is gone, but Dick Cheney is pretty unwanted in the US and is just twiddling his thumbs for something to do. What if we installed him in Baghdad? ISIS owes him a favor after the solid he did for them, so maybe they'd play ball and he could keep things under control there.
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Post by Aresen » 17 Dec 2014, 17:57

thoreau wrote:In terms of the Middle East, what I'd really like to do is install a convenient despot to keep a lid on shit in Iraq. Saddam is gone, but Dick Cheney is pretty unwanted in the US and is just twiddling his thumbs for something to do. What if we installed him in Baghdad? ISIS owes him a favor after the solid he did for them, so maybe they'd play ball and he could keep things under control there.
Please, no. Don't the Iraqis have enough reason to hate us already?
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Post by Warren » 17 Dec 2014, 19:38

thoreau wrote:The pop crap on the radio is way worse than 1998 (which was also pop crap, but not as auto-tuned), and the workforce participation rate is way too low compared to 1998.
WTF are you talking about? The "radio" is Pandora and it plays whatever you want it to play.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 17 Dec 2014, 20:13

Warren wrote:
thoreau wrote:The pop crap on the radio is way worse than 1998 (which was also pop crap, but not as auto-tuned), and the workforce participation rate is way too low compared to 1998.
WTF are you talking about? The "radio" is Pandora and it plays whatever you want it to play.
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Post by dhex » 17 Dec 2014, 21:32

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Post by Timothy » 17 Dec 2014, 22:27

Holy shit, there are some terrible, terrible, terrible songs on there. That Edwin McCain one is enough to make you want to tear your own ears out.

Although that is an interesting exercise in "Tim has never been one of the cool kids" because I don't recognize like half of those. And it's not like I had great taste in high school or anything.
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Post by Mo » 17 Dec 2014, 22:40

dhex wrote:are you really sure about that t?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_ ... es_of_1998
Wrong thread.
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Post by dhex » 17 Dec 2014, 22:45

holy shit the video is amazing.



there's a whole category of songs in my head labelled "guy sings like he's pooping and it's mostly a ballad" and it all kinda sounds like this.

most modern country also sounds like this, weirdly enough, at least from what i can tell during my time in wal mart and acme. kinda grunge ballady sorta a bit.
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Post by dhex » 17 Dec 2014, 22:49

that whole list is filled with mysteries.



what the fuck is this? (love the bikini viking chicks though, no lies)
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Post by dhex » 17 Dec 2014, 22:53

oh shit i always thought this was a blues traveller song



holy fuck this is terrible. mo was right. and honestly i think stuff like this or third eye blind really puts crabcore in a different light. can i really say that brokencyyyyyyde is uniquely awful in light of semi charmed kinda life?
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Post by dhex » 17 Dec 2014, 22:58

not to keep beating a dead horse but t this was the year my heart will go on charted. and like seven usher songs.

and this shit



check out the guitarist's rape face at 0:47. he's literally thrusting at the camera.
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Post by Mo » 17 Dec 2014, 23:14

dhex has taken my 90s nostalgia and enhanced interrogated it until it admitted to assassinating JFK. Fucking Tubthumping looks good in comparison to what dhex posted.

And especially to this.

his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 17 Dec 2014, 23:22

Guys, in the summers of 1997 and 1998 I worked in the movie, music, and books department of a Target in Northern Virginia. This kind of music was constantly played on our tv screens on the screener tape. Sixteen years later, I no longer know where everything is in a Target. The nightmares are still as strong as ever though.
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Post by thoreau » 17 Dec 2014, 23:34

Savage Garden had their moments:

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Post by thoreau » 17 Dec 2014, 23:37

1999!!!!!

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Post by Taktix® » 17 Dec 2014, 23:37

dhex wrote:are you really sure about that t?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_ ... es_of_1998
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 17 Dec 2014, 23:58

So the point here is that we are all agreed no music worth listening to came out of the 90s, right? I'm good with that.

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 18 Dec 2014, 00:15

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Post by Timothy » 18 Dec 2014, 00:18

dhex wrote:that whole list is filled with mysteries.



what the fuck is this? (love the bikini viking chicks though, no lies)
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Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Dec 2014, 18:37

dhex wrote:are you really sure about that t?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billboard_ ... es_of_1998
Let's see. I was never too top-forty, but I'll cop to actively liking these songs:

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20 "Adia"                  Sarah McLachlan
28 "Sex and Candy"         Marcy Playground
33 "Gone till November"    Wyclef Jean
35 "Tubthumping"           Chumbawamba
51 "One Week"              Barenaked Ladies
83 "The Mummers' Dance"    Loreena McKennitt
79 "Bitter Sweet Symphony" The Verve
These songs were pleasant enough in small doses (and thus were played constantly):

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10 "I Don't Want to Wait" Paula Cole
13 "My Heart Will Go On"  Celine Dion
57 "Semi-Charmed Life"    Third Eye Blind
These were much better as covers by Mark Chesnutt and Girls Under Glass:

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23 "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Aerosmith
32 "Frozen"                       Madonna
Let's see if I can dredge up what I liked from that year...
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Post by dhex » 18 Dec 2014, 18:46

thoreau wrote:Savage Garden had their moments:

they had moments in the sense that they were presumably alive (and not cia/mi5 cyborgs) and existed and whatnot. that's true. i can't take that away from them.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Dec 2014, 18:53

I used to always think there was one Savage Garden song I liked.

Then, I realized I was confusing them with Inspiral Carpets. Why, I don't know.

Today, I stole the sun from the sky
The color from the heart of a rose
Today, I took food from the hand of a starving child
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