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Jguy101

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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2006, 10:14:02 pm »

Okay, you want some real rebel music?  How about Wilhelm Friedemann Bach's Sinfonia in F major (Fk 67)?  I can imagine him finishing the first movement and thinking "There, that'll show Daddy a thing or two!"

Arnold Schoenberg was purportedly a musical rebel, inventing his new 12-tone stuff because everything possible had already been done with "old-fashioned" music (my own opinion is that he just wasn't a good enough composer to write any).  But for serious rebellion along these lines, try Harry Partch, who dispensed with the 12-notes-to-the-octave scale entirely, designed new scales from scratch, and (in this period before practical electronic synthesizers) designed and built his own instruments to play his music.  I'm fond of "Castor & Pollux", which is entirely instumental; for something more rebellious (and, be warned, possibly offensive), try "Barstow", humorous variations on early-40's hitchhiker graffiti from a highway railing outside Barstow CA.  Jguy101, playing this will probably seriously annoy your parents and convince them that you are a normal rebellious teen.  :laugh:
Actually, I don't want to be some sort of crazy rebel; I just want good music. I've rediscovered Fleetwood Mac recently. I feel a strong urge to use The Chain for a Battlestar Galactica music video...but I need a Mac first so I can do some decent video editing.

Oh, and some recent updates: my mom thinks that a couple people who run a Lego website (I regularly read the blog of and talk to one of them) are not a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old (after listening to parts of this), but child molesters. Oh, and my sister thinks that I shouldn't be allowed to watch Ask A Ninja.

I liked being on vacation in California for a month, staying at my grandparents' house. Ugh.
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2006, 05:01:23 pm »

...my mom thinks that a couple people who run a Lego website (I regularly read the blog of and talk to one of them) are not a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old (after listening to parts of this), but child molesters....

I don't know why, but I downloaded that and listened to it.  Child molesters???  Yeah, those two guys sound so exactly like authentic teenage Lego-toy nerds, all they way down to knowing every detail of who said what about who, and the precise wording of announcements by company representatives... obviously it must be fake.  Just imagine the amount of effort required to generate that entire fake website!  They must be receiving millions in funding from the international child porn conspiracy.

Please do your patriotic duty and be more afraid about everything all the time, okay?
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« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2006, 05:06:16 pm »

No one should watch ask a ninja.
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2006, 07:43:45 pm »

No one should watch ask a ninja.
Actually, you're right. I'm afriad that I have a ninja on my tail, waiting to kill me. :ph34r:
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2006, 05:17:06 pm »

Well, we were discussing scholarships earlier today, and shooting scholarships came up. There's a range nearby with a junior rifle team; my mom and I heard at a local gun store a few months ago that some of the kids from there have gone on to the Olympics. I also mentioned the Single Action Shooting Society's scholarships. You have to dress up for the meets and befriend a member to get sponsored for one (they're anywhere from $1000 to $2500, and it's prety much guaranteed, according to a guy who was in my Java class at the local community college), but all I'd need besides that would be a Marlin...and my dad cut me off.

"No, not enough money. You have your only gun until you move out, same goes for your computer."

So, he might even prohibit me from buying a MacBook with my own money. Grrreeeeeaaaaaaat.....
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2007, 05:29:35 am »

You couldn't pay me enough to be 14 again...


Hang in there...soon you will be free.
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« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2008, 05:52:02 pm »

I've been feeling a little curious lately: are any other people here "in the closet" when it comes to liberty?

I'm 14, and my mom and sister kind of freaked out when I said that I didn't think there should be security at the airport and that everyone should be allowed to carry guns onboard a plane; my mom said that I had the right to my own opinion, but my sis was saying that I shouldn't be allowed on the gun forums with "the crazy 50-year-old rednecks" or whatever she thinks they are...hey, she's moving out in a month anyway.

But, I'm a little worried: my dad would probably REALLY freak out if he heard about that, or my views on other matters, and possibly even disconnect the USB cable that links my PC to the DSL modem.


Maybe you'd like it better over with your friends at CSP. I've heard they have some really rad drugs:-)
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« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2008, 05:56:25 pm »

A little Chicago, The Eagles, The Beatles, maybe some other miscellaneous stuff...

Look up: Rush, Boston, Jethro Tull, some Journey.  Try Santana too.  All of them make good listening for thought or background.

And Steppenwolf's Monster album.
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« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2008, 05:59:54 pm »

You need a history lesson or two, kid.   :laugh:

Not the Massachusetts dead Kennedys, the San Francisco "Dead Kennedys." 

Google is your friend, wink wink nudge nudge.



I would think that would be a contemporary music lesson rather than a history lesson.
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2008, 04:23:50 pm »

If you're like me, at some point you're going to ask yourself: "If all this information is just as available to them as it is to me, why haven't they figured any of this out?" This will be the first step in building up contempt and resentment for all the people too stupid to save their own skins, and too self-righteously spiteful to get out of your way. Hell, maybe you've already asked yourself this.

Let the dead bury the dead. Most people aren't going to understand anyway until it's too late. Focus on finding people who will listen to you now; don't waste your time on invincible ignorance, because it won't budge.

And if I were you, I'd think of ways to purchase and hide guns now, because four years from now there's no telling how hostile the economy and regulatory environment will be. I also recommend reading John Taylor Gatto for some insight on the fact that "adolescence" is something that was invented in the last 100 years; a term created to describe a class of very old children manufactured by the public school system. In any other era of history, you'd be universally acknowledged as a grown man at your age--as ought you be, judging by your apparent intelligence.

And listen to Pet Sounds, man!
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2008, 03:17:04 pm »

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If you're like me, at some point you're going to ask yourself: "If all this information is just as available to them as it is to me, why haven't they figured any of this out?"

If you're like me, you have lived the sheep life for a while, so you would not be so puzzled.

Why haven't they figured it out?

Lies. Lies upon lies. Obedience training (aka public school). Obfuscation. Distraction. Fear. Isolation. Television. Television. Television.

And did I mention television? "Thinking makes me uncomfortable [fear]. I'll just veg out in front of the TV instead."
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Re: In the closet?
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2008, 11:51:56 pm »

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If you're like me, at some point you're going to ask yourself: "If all this information is just as available to them as it is to me, why haven't they figured any of this out?"

If you're like me, you have lived the sheep life for a while, so you would not be so puzzled.

Why haven't they figured it out?

Lies. Lies upon lies. Obedience training (aka public school). Obfuscation. Distraction. Fear. Isolation. Television. Television. Television.

And did I mention television? "Thinking makes me uncomfortable [fear]. I'll just veg out in front of the TV instead."

Well, maybe.  I'm beginning to think that the answer and the reason is that half the population has an I.Q. under 100.
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« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2008, 12:04:22 pm »

INHO, it's way to late to be hiding anything because they are beginning to watch closely.
Even those with high IQs will be distracted by the increasing effort required to maintain a standard of living that inflation is making impossible to maintain.
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« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2008, 08:45:42 pm »

Well, maybe.  I'm beginning to think that the answer and the reason is that half the population has an I.Q. under 100.

First of all, that's how IQ is defined. The average IQ will always be 100, by definition, with a standard deviation of 15 points. Second of all, the bell curve is a lie. Human value is not a scarce thing, represented by the top of the pyramid; that is an illusion, and it is the job of public schools to perpetuate the illusion. Their job is to dumb down, and to sort. They destroy genius that isn't desired by the managers of our economy.

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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2008, 04:36:43 pm »

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Well, maybe.  I'm beginning to think that the answer and the reason is that half the population has an I.Q. under 100.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(You were kidding, right? I thought you were, but with Rick N being all serious and stuff, i'm starting to second-guess myself :ph34r:)
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