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The "whatever's on your mind" thread

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One of the things that's great about this forum is its randomness. Well, this is the epitome of it: a thread for whatever random thought happens to be passing through your mind.

For example, I've just been struck by the most random craving for Taco Bell nachos.

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  • RANDOM ANECDOTE

    It feels like when people mention their favorite TMBG songs, they always point to songs from Flood like Birdhouse in Your Soul or Istanbul not Constantinople.

    My personal favorite is Ana Ng. It lyrically paints the singer's bittersweet realization that there is someone out there in the world that is perfect in every which way for him, but no matter how much he and his counterpart may search, they'll likely never ever meet each other despite how close they may get. There's a sadness in knowing that time is finite and that he and the girl are progressively older with every ticking second without each other. Despite all this, there's hope in simply knowing that this person exists somewhere in the world.

  • @Giant Tope said: RANDOM ANECDOTE

    It feels like when people mention their favorite TMBG songs, they always point to songs from Flood like Birdhouse in Your Soul or Istanbul not Constantinople.

    My personal favorite is Ana Ng. It lyrically paints the singer's bittersweet realization that there is someone out there in the world that is perfect in every which way for him, but no matter how much he and his counterpart may search, they'll likely never ever meet each other despite how close they may get. There's a sadness in knowing that time is finite and that he and the girl are progressively older with every ticking second without each other. Despite all this, there's hope in simply knowing that this person exists somewhere in the world.

    I find that if people Even know about TMBG they mention "Why Does The Sun Shine", and of course Istanbul not Constantinople.

    My favorite used to be Particle Man, Which was on Flood, yes. Flood must have had some good songs. I wonder why I haven't heard the whole album

    If you ask me now my favorite They Might Be Giants song is Marty Beller Mask, although I can't for the life of me tell you why. Also clearly I need to listen to Ana Ng. (didn't click your link yet)

  • @Giant Tope said: RANDOM ANECDOTE

    It feels like when people mention their favorite TMBG songs, they always point to songs from Flood like Birdhouse in Your Soul or Istanbul not Constantinople.

    My first major exposure to TMBG was through Homestar Runner. As such, "Experimental Film" will always hold a special place in my heart.

  • I'm glad we live in a day and age when video gaming has progressed to such a mature, introspective level that we now have games that pose deep philosophical messages for the audience to consider like "killing people is bad unless you feel like it"

  • @Remolay said: I find that if people Even know about TMBG they mention "Why Does The Sun Shine", and of course Istanbul not Constantinople.

    I guess I feel a bit sad-ish that their silly songs turn out to be more well liked than their more musically serious stuff? But at the same time, I just really love the band and welcomes anyone to enjoy any of their stuff. :p

    @Remolay said: My favorite used to be Particle Man, Which was on Flood, yes. Flood must have had some good songs. I wonder why I haven't heard the whole album

    Well Flood was by far their most successful album (hitting platinum), and for good reason. Lots of really great songs in there. Here's a fun promo for it they did in 1990. Internet humor before internet humor existed.

    Flood has a special place in my heart because my dad would play the album on long car rides so we would all sing along as a family- except for my mom who would sulk about the long ride in chinese eating her homemade stewed chicken feet.

    @Remolay said: If you ask me now my favorite They Might Be Giants song is Marty Beller Mask, although I can't for the life of me tell you why.

    Huh! I haven't listened to the new album. I like this song. I'm hoping to go see them in concert in April. They're touring!

  • They're going to be in Detroit in a couple of weeks. I won't be able to go
    CURSE YOU PERPETUAL BROKENESS, INABILITY TO DRIVE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE NO ONE TO GO WITH, AND BUSINESS WITH CLASS RELATED STUFF!

  • Aw man, if I had a car and was anywhere even remotely close to detroit, I'd take you. TMBG has fun concerts.

  • I've let my spriting go for far too long. After I finish up Epic Mickey 2, I'm going to spend at least one night a week doing art. Well, as close as what I do comes to art, so doing "art".

  • Chosen 4 London based universities to apply to, keeping the local university as a backup option if needed. Just need to write my personal statement. It's probably the main deciding part of the application so no pressure there!

  • My stomach. Ow. Did someone piss in the pizza I ordered last night? My stomach is a gurgling, painful abomination this morning. I didn't ask for the Mary Tyler Moore experience.

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