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View Poll Results: Is it ok to talk to younger people here about music?
Yes of course 3 33.33%
No it's creepy 0 0%
Yes as long as it remains only about music 4 44.44%
Don't care 2 22.22%
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Old 01-25-2023, 06:28 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Musicbanter has, once again, disappointed me. (Jump to the 1:55 mark)






As for F. Scott Fitzgerald, how does the closing of Gatsby not show absolute godlike skill?

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Old 01-25-2023, 10:12 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I wish Gatsby died sooner to save me the trouble of reading the book

Regarding Moby Dick, one of the funniest moments in my memory is when the captain (or was it the first mate?) ordered the cook to go out and yell at the sharks that were eating at the carcass of the whale they took down.
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Old 01-25-2023, 11:57 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I think it's important to realise that, just as with music, people have different opinions and react to things differently, including authors. There's no argument against either of these people being respected icons of writing, but that doesn't mean I have to like them, and really, you shouldn't be taking offence just because we don't agree with you. It's all opinion, after all. Nobody said - well, I didn't - that Melville was a ****ty writer, nor would I. I recognise his standing. Doesn't matter though if his writing doesn't appeal to me. I'm not saying nobody else should read it.
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Yes but it does speak to your moral fiber. Not liking Melville or Fitzgerald means you're probably going to talk to 14 year olds about the Beatles, or steal a car or something.
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Can concur. Never read either them and I'm out here plotting to get ribbons' kids listening to Skrewdriver.
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Yes but it does speak to your moral fiber. Not liking Melville or Fitzgerald means you're probably going to talk to 14 year olds about the Beatles, or steal a car or something.
Sure it does.
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I'm not going to lie, I originally read your post as "the name of a British butter"
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I wish Gatsby died sooner to save me the trouble of reading the book
Same.
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Old 01-25-2023, 11:05 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Yes but it does speak to your moral fiber. Not liking Melville or Fitzgerald means you're probably going to talk to 14 year olds about the Beatles, or steal a car or something.
I feel the same way about people who don't like Opie & Anthony
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Musicbanter has, once again, disappointed me. (Jump to the 1:55 mark)






As for F. Scott Fitzgerald, how does the closing of Gatsby not show absolute godlike skill?
after watching this I feel like the best way I can say it is I don't doubt Moby Dick is a very poetic telling of catching a whale. Problem is I'm just not that invested in stories about catching whales. It's a bit long winded for that topic. I don't doubt it's good for whatever genre that is but I'm simply not the target audience.

Moby dick and great Gatsby are both books I was assigned in high school and opted to cliff note instead. They might very well be great books for all I know. They just didn't pass the ADHD smell test
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