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  2. AlissaGoesRAWR

    Pokémon GO

    @Moriarty you're next! Tomorrow! Get your lucky egg ready.
  3. Trotsky

    2020 US Presidential Election

    I think we ought to have ranked choice voting and change the way the Senate is elected from 2 majority winners per state to proportional seating based on the national vote. For example, if 45% of the population nationwide voted Republican, 45% Democrat, 5% Green, and 5% Libertarian, then we'd have each party respectively having 45, 45, 5 and 5 seats. Even 10 seats out of 100 in the Senate would make it an absolute necessity for the two major parties to make concessions to third parties.
  4. DeJennsitized

    Sum 41

    I haven’t seen the video but I thought the song was pretty good. I mean, I’m easy to please but with underclass hero it was so damn obvious they were trying to imitate Green Day and used the same melody on almost every song. It sorta put me off them a bit and yeah, Deryk is a bit of a Billie impersonator sometimes - though I didn’t notice it too much when I saw them live a few years ago. i actually like when they use the metal influence vibe because it seems, to me, more genuine, more unique, than just copying the standard pop punk sound. Chuck is my favourite Sum 41 album and there’s a fair bit of that kinda stuff in it.
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  6. jengd

    Random Green Day Thoughts

    Totally agree, I think the lyrics are first class and quite understand Billie’s dilemma re coming from the 99% but now living in the 1%.
  7. pacejunkie punk

    Random Green Day Thoughts

    99 Revolutions is a banger. It’s how you write a political protest song that’s about something, makes a statement but is also light and fun to listen to. My favorite kind of Green Day 💚
  8. o_O

    2020 US Presidential Election

    this is why i believe in ranked choice voting. you'd be amazed at how many eligible voters are more independent (whether libertarian or green) than there's Dems and Republicans. i can only imagine how this would go down if ranked choice voting would occur Dem Independent/Libertarian/Green Republican and now that some Republicans are fed up with Trumpsky they're jumping ship.
  9. Mato

    Sum 41

    I never could understand Sum 41 seriously. The combination of cliche ''heavy'' riffs and extremely cliche and lazy pop template riffs that they've been using since their start, accompanied with cheering/fighting chants in chorus (I'm not sure if those are more cringey than rapping in their older days, and I never use the word cringe because it's cringe by itself), drums that always sound to poppy and snappy, almost like a drum machine (I see they're using double bass pedals now 😬).. I could go on and on. Add Deryck's posture that's screaming Billie Joe (facial expressions, the way he's leaning on the mic, clothing style, even the vocal filters now) and I'm utterly repulsed. Just to be clear, I'm not some kind of hardcore only guy. Good melody and poppiness are very often the main key for me. But a lot of these stuff has to do with production, mixing, choice of guitar sounds and overall musicianship mentality. Those chord progressions are used by thousands of bands in the world and they can still be fucking awesome. How come I don't feel the same about ''modern'' pop punk rock/alternative bands from the '90s onwards, like MCR, Green Day, Foo Fighters, AFI, Rancid, Rise Against, The Living End, Paramore, Goo Goo Dolls? Or even more, the older ones like The Misfits, Bad Religion or whoever. They all use similar riffs, very often those chanting choruses, but it's a completely different thing. They all have a perspective and their own thing. The closest thing to Sum 41 are Blink, but they're still more interesting to me (at least their early stuff), because they were frivolous goofballs singing about dog fucking from the start and I respect that. I mean I have nothing against these guys in terms of hating them. I respect that they chose making music for their living, it's just that.. I didn't buy it when I was 12, I definitely don't buy it at 25. p.s. also, a taping solo? really?
  10. solongfromthestars

    Sum 41

    The song is better than I expected when I saw the art. That vocal filter is so unnecessary though and the "look how pUnX we are" ending to the video is also cringeworthy
  11. petros

    Sum 41

    Man wtf is this? I seriously hate it. I loved chuck, screaming bloody murder is my favorite album, and loved fake my own death (didn't really feel the whole album in general though but I could kinda appreciate it for what it was) This new shit sounds like the pain for pleasure thing they were doing to parody the "metal" bands. Seriously what is up with those voice filters? This is just terrible. Guess borwnsound coming back was the worst thing that could happen to this band. They lost all their soul and energy. Yeah brownsound cool solo dude.
  12. Little Boy Named Airplane

    Sum 41

    Here is the Official clip!
  13. Khaleesi.

    Pokémon GO

    @AlissaGoesRAWR
  14. Ohh got it. Well I look forward to pics!
  15. Tre's Busted Drumkit

    2020 US Presidential Election

    I disagree. The idea of a "wasted vote" is one pushed by the two major parties to keep themselves in sole positions of power. Can you imagine how screwed both parties would be if there was a viable party out there that sat in the socially left, fiscally right niche that so many Americans find themselves in? I thought the Libertarian Party might be the one, then Gary Johnson proved himself to be clueless on foreign affairs. Point being, I would rather support a candidate I like and respect than let one of the two big parties use fear tactics to keep their numbers up.
  16. The top picture (festival poster) is for this years festival. It appears that Tre will make an appearance again, but the post from Tre is from last year's festival.
  17. solongfromthestars

    Sum 41

    I'm really excited for new music and seeing them live again. Their artwork is getting tackier and more cringeworthy with every new release, though.
  18. pacejunkie punk

    Green Day Instagram Photos

    Someone described it as a three headed circus and he commented that he thought that was the best description of GD ever. 😂 (Now there’s an album title I thought)
  19. I thought the Tre picture was from last year. I think the event is the end of May. Although hard to tell from the IG post.
  20. Trotsky

    2020 US Presidential Election

    What's the point of getting Trump out of office if there isn't substantial change in policy? - Tens of thousands of Americans die every year from not being able to afford their medicine or to go to a doctor - Our tax dollars are funding the bombing of preschools in Yemen so weapons manufacturers can get rich - Wages continue to decline relative to inflation and the cost of living - Student loan debt is keeping millions from upward mobility and stagnating the economy - Payday lenders continue to get away with exploitation worse than mafia loan sharks - The War on Drugs is killing countless Americans And some of the Democratic candidates we have to choose from would change few if any of these things. What would be different? Maybe we'd end up with a President who would invade Venezuela just like Trump wants to but one who would at least let transgender soldiers die like everyone else in another war of aggression. We'd still have people dying cause their GoFundMe didn't raise enough money for the meds they need to live, but at least they'd take comfort in the fact that the new President doesn't make fun of reporters with disabilities as they take their dying breath. The most important concept in all of politics is the Overton Window - the range of policy that people will accept. The Republicans go further and further to the right, and in doing so they bait the Democrats into moving the Overton Window right. And the Democrats take the bait every time! "Well, I guess we have to stay by the center!" They do it despite the fact that Republican Lite Dems get destroyed in every election while real progressives win. If we continue to accept every mediocre at best Democrat as the lesser evil, in a few decades from now the right will be outright fascism and the "left" will resemble Trumpist ideology of today. You know when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election? When she decided to counter Trump's stupid, racist slogan by saying "America is already great." Because those words are a big middle finger to every American who are being bled dry while the ruling class get richer. Hillary Clinton's health care position was basically that Obamacare was good enough. Obamacare was the most meager reform imaginable, and some aspects of it like the individual mandate were originally ideas conceived by 90's Republicans. If we unconditionally offer our votes to a candidate who offers us nothing of substance, we will reap far worse consequences in the end than 4 more years of Trump.
  21. Little Boy Named Airplane

    Ice hockey

    4 goals on the same Power Play. What a comeback.
  22. DadBod

    Ice hockey

    I went to bed at the end of the 2nd. But OMG! Sharks!
  23. Not really but very nearly and in a major way! I was sitting at my desk, literally at the very last stages of ordering my tickets to see them in Glasgow in October 2009 when the fire alarm in the building went off. I was the office manager so totally had to leave and carry out all my duties but for just a second or two I nearly didn't but the fallout would have been massive - lost job, pension etc not to mention my staff would probably not have left either Needless to say, by the time we got back into the building about 20 minutes later, all tickets had gone and I then went through a complete nightmare of ordering tickets online, getting ripped off, having to re-order from a guy locally who promised faithfully he had three, got them by courier the next day but he only had two, had to meet some random stranger outside the Armadillo in Glasgow to get the third ticket 30 minutes before the concert started and had to pursue through my credit card to get the money back from the three where I got ripped off as at one point I had about £200 per ticket! OMG, nightmare. In retrospect, I maybe should have stayed at my desk in the first place - fire be damned 🤣
  24. Adorkable

    2020 US Presidential Election

    In any other election I would agree. But this election is different. It isnt necessarily about getting the best candidate, it is about getting trump out of office.
  25. As always all I want to see is Tre cooking! Did he? Or is he too low down on that list
  26. jengd

    Green Day Instagram Photos

    He’s watching videos of himself again. I find it hilarious when he finds these things, shares them and we all go “oh yeah, seen that 1000 times” lol.
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