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Back in the day I used to crack up at Decters Laboratory. That cartoon ended way before it's time.
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There is a long tradition of this in animation that goes back pretty much to the origins. Watch very old Popeye, Oswald the Rabbit, Betty Boop, Woody Woodpecker, etc and you will see a lot of content that wasn't aimed at children.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/transcoded/5/56/FelixTheCat-1919-FelineFollies_silent.ogv/FelixTheCat-1919-FelineFollies_silent.ogv.360p.webm

I was going to say the Felix the cat really isn't a kids show. At all. then I saw that you had linked an older one, which I didn't know existed. Thanks for that. Felix the cat from the 70's (?) is one of my absolute favorite cartoons. I used to watch it (and Cheech and Chong movies) with my uncle while smoking pot, good memories.

 

Anyways, yeah, cartoons and animated movies often do have references for adults. I remember those kinds of references running rather wild in the Ice Age movies, but I may be mistaken. The worst one (or best one, if you're like me) was Wreck-it Ralph though. If you were born early enough to have some experience with 80's and 90's video games, then that movie is a nostalgia galore -- deluxe edition. I mean, what other movie has Sonic, Pacman, that bartender game, and so on and so forth? There's just too many references to old video games to even try to namedrop. None of which kids of today would even understand. I tried explaining to Frank, but I guess memories and nostalgia aren't easily transferred through generations, LOL

 

As for modern cartoon shows, I really dig Frisky Dingo (it got cancelled though), venture bros, Adventure Time, Drawn Together, Archer, Futurama ... I suppose none of them are really meant for kids, except Adventure Time.

 

From one thing to another, I got delivery:

 

 

200 capsules of Nespresso (50 Masala Chai capsules aren't in the picture), 40 cans of Snus. Guess who's a lucky addict. ;)

 

Oh, and I got some "medication" yesterday as well -- two months worth of different kinds of benso and stuff.


Edited by Coq de Combat - 2/26/14 at 3:55pm
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One of the associate professors have actually asked me to co-author a paper with him (why? I don't know. Maybe to make me feel good, or something). I respectfully post-poned answering that question...

 

Still and all, it sounds like the answer to your thoughts. There's at least one researcher in your lab who is interested in working with you.

 

You should take the opportunity while you can. Well, actually, you should start by discussing what the associate prof. had in mind, both with regards to his research and to your part in it. Working at research design and data analysis is a whole different thing from doing support work. You might like it more than what you're doing now. Worst case seems to me that you make your best effort, decide that it's not for you, and you can safely return to what you're currently doing, albeit with a greater understanding of the research and scholarship that your work supports.

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So I just got my AKG K612 Pro, which I bought in a [Removed] deal after reading that they were a contender with the MA900 in the super-comfortable-affordable-open-headphone arena.

 

I gotta say, my first impressions are like how I felt about the AKG K550 and the K701 - I can tell that this is a well executed, detailed sounding headphone - but there is something about the mids that I just am not really enjoying. It's this kind of zazzy dry texture that adds a sizzle to everything and to which I seem particularly sensitive to. It's not terrible on the K612 and I definitely think it's quite a good headphone, just not my cup of tea.

 

I guess I just love the easygoing nature of the MA900 with its subdued (but not swampy and rolled off) treble. I think I should probably buy some spare pairs of the MA900 since I adore it so much.

 

It seems like I have a thing for the Sennheiser house sound (the MA900 sounds remarkably like the lost Japanese cousin of some HD5XX or HD6XX series headphone).

 

I'm actually kind of happy because this helps me narrow down my purchasing decisions. Assuming that the K812 is tuned in a similar way, that's another headphone to cross off the list! 

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Speaking of cartoons that meant more to a more mature audience, try (if you can find it) Samurai Jack. Best non-anime anime. Hell, I'd say it's up there with my god-tier favourite anime shows.
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Speaking of cartoons that meant more to a more mature audience, try (if you can find it) Samurai Jack. Best non-anime anime. Hell, I'd say it's up there with my god-tier favourite anime shows.


+1 on this...was amazed at the quality of this cartoon.

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*puts album into cart* nope, it only comes with a sold out BD pack. sigh... wanting to pay is suffering.
Edited by jgray91 - 2/27/14 at 12:33am
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*puts album into cart* nope, it only comes with a sold out BD pack. sigh... wanting to pay is suffering.
Yeah, that's the problem with trying to go legit. You want to but they either make it really difficult to use said product after getting it... (always on internet connection, DRM, etc) or they don't produce enough of it so it's either spend a ton and/or trying to win it on eBay. Just makes you want to visit the Bay of Pirates for all your goods. wink.gif

Decided to throw on an Asian Kung-Fu Generation album on my morning walk, haven't listened to it in a while. Brought back a lot of memories of jrock albums that I had, that I wish I still had. It might be sitting on a hard drive somewhere but I no longer have a desktop workstation to plug it into so I gotta find a cheap IDE enclosure, but the Frugal Asian Side is telling me that it's going to be a waste of money because I'd only use it just for that one purpose and not use it ever again. frown.gif Maybe someone locally has one that I can borrow.......
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Oh sh1t, Asian Kung-fu Generation. That's a name I hardly see anyone mention anymore. Mmm nostalgia.
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Nostalgia is yummy but some of it doesn't stand the test of time. Just listened to some Number Girl... still yummy. dt880smile.png I need to get my hands on Number Girl albums......
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Nostalgia is yummy but some of it doesn't stand the test of time. Just listened to some Number Girl... still yummy. dt880smile.png I need to get my hands on Number Girl albums......

Num Heavy Metallic is still in my all time faves a decade later. I really like to listen to Ling To****e Shigure these days, really reminds me of At the Drive In.
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Woah coffee.
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Num Heavy Metallic is still in my all time faves a decade later. I really like to listen to Ling To****e Shigure these days, really reminds me of At the Drive In.
Num ami dabutz is a great track. just watched the video for the first time today. lol
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Anime is not suffering.
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I have a huge thing for Space Jam. I'm not too big on basketball, so I have none of the kind of fascination associated with the movie (and the theme song) and then the ensuing mythologization (hell, there was even RPG involving Jordan and Barkley, with a Kickstarter sort-of sequel of said game. Wish I was into basketball to get the massive mythology, but alas). But one thing I know is that I love how the song sounds:


Or at least the core of it. The beat is, to my taste, kind of boring. But the lyrics carried it for me. Also the nostalgic association that I may have watched it at some point during my childhood (we almost always got movies here very late, 2 years late or something; and if it's popular enough, the channels here would probably reair them).

But in the eyes of the internet, the basic, easy beat of the song makes it prime sampling candidate, a la Guile's theme. And thus, my obsession for Space Jam remixes and arranges with various anime songs, soundtrack, etc.

Some of my favourites:

Also the ensuing hilarity of Jordan's and Barkley's faces in anime wwwwwwwwwwwww. The reactions are either "lololololololololololololololololololol" or "GAH MY EYES GOD WHY" which adds to the enjoyment. And especially the anime quotes that people do by replacing certain words with b-ball related jargon.

Of course, then there's something like this:
http://kuoke.bandcamp.com/album/vocaloid-slam-jam

and elevated it to a whole new level.
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