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(Outside Online)   High caffeine levels found in water off Oregon coast. Fish now seen wearing horn-rimmed glasses, riding fixie bikes, perusing limited-edition Decemberists vinyl   (outsideonline.com ) divider line
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2012-07-20 10:53:39 PM  
3 votes:
It is from all those people dumping that horrible Starbuck's coffee down the drain
2012-07-21 02:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
i296.photobucket.com
2012-07-21 04:36:40 AM  
1 vote:
You know what? I should be banned timed-out for threadjacking while drunk. Seriously, I deserve it for wrecking this thread.

/please don't, I'll be better in the morning
//shutting my facehole now
2012-07-21 03:47:24 AM  
1 vote:
I grew up in the days of vinyl, I even had 8 tracks, reel to reel and cassette tapes. I can recall spending countless amounts of money putting together the right sound system. The preamp, amp, graphic equalizer, high end reel to reel tape deck as well as cassette deck, turntable complete with balanced platter, aftermarket tone arm and cartridge. Then there's the 14 gauge 99.99% oxygen free copper speaker wire at $25 a foot to hook up your $2000 speakers with 12 inch woofers, dual midrange and dynamic tweeters. Oh and don't forget the 20 carat gold plated shielded coax cables to connect everything together.

Lets also not forget all the care you had to take with a system like that. Special cleaning brushes and fluids to clean the albums, needle, tape deck heads. Then there's the plastic sleeves to keep the dust off of your albums... ahh the good old days.

Of course now you can get far superior sound from a cheap PC playing MP3's through a set speakers no bigger than your hand. But yeah, the old days of vinyl were so much better...
2012-07-21 01:57:51 AM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: My turntable is a Technics circa 1979, I think. I got it from my dad. Nothing special and they don't make them anymore. But damn, the analog imperfections add something to the experience if you're old enough. It's hooked up to a Heathkit tube amplifier I built with my dad when I was six and plugged into some off-brand speakers he bought in Vietnam after he got drafted. Listening to records, for me, is taking a trip back in time. I like that some bands release new albums on vinyl, but even those sound a little too clean compared to the old stuff.

But yeah, I have the ipod in the car. Who the fark worships making music inconvenient?


No joke. I used to like sitting and listening to music. I have a pile of out-of-print vinyl in my garage, some of it from Europe, from my late father-in-law. Mostly country, but even though I'm not a fan it's still enough of a curiosity to be interesting. Sadly, he didn't have a turntable when he passed. If I can get some decent equipment to transfer the stuff--bare minimum 48kHz, 24 bit, and a good turntable--I'm going to preserve it.

I play MP3s, yeah, and I have a load of CDs that almost never get used, but even I know that CD has its problems on the high end. Most people can never tell.
2012-07-21 01:41:57 AM  
1 vote:
This is why I drink my own urine. Keeps me from wasting coffee and its great for your breath.
2012-07-21 01:06:24 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: I'm gonna rant here:

People who listen to vinyl for fashionable reasons actually piss me off. There are two reasons to use the format: Obscure releases not available otherwise, or if you are a fan of analog sound. If you listen to vinyl with a cheap system and it's available on CD or otherwise digital format, you farking suck and need to stop representing vinyl-lovers. We're hated even more than bicyclists.

I use digital almost all the time, but there is nothing like treating yourself to a Freddie Hubbard or Miles Davis record. Dark Side of the Moon is another I listen to even if I'm not in the mood to hear the songs...just that sound. Taste is subjective, and "quality" is just another word we all disagree on, but man I love that sound vs. the CD. But because I'm not an idiot or Luddite, I have all my music on a laptop where I can zoom around the selection with an index finger's worth of effort.

You know who else listens to vinyl when he wants to relax?

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You listen to mp3's?


Three reasons: 3) you're old enough to have a vinyl collection. My Kinks "Lola" doesn't necessarily sound better on vinyl, but I have it.

My turntable is a Technics circa 1979, I think. I got it from my dad. Nothing special and they don't make them anymore. But damn, the analog imperfections add something to the experience if you're old enough. It's hooked up to a Heathkit tube amplifier I built with my dad when I was six and plugged into some off-brand speakers he bought in Vietnam after he got drafted. Listening to records, for me, is taking a trip back in time. I like that some bands release new albums on vinyl, but even those sound a little too clean compared to the old stuff.

But yeah, I have the ipod in the car. Who the fark worships making music inconvenient?
2012-07-21 01:05:45 AM  
1 vote:

dickfreckle: I'm gonna rant here:

People who listen to vinyl for fashionable reasons actually piss me off. There are two reasons to use the format: Obscure releases not available otherwise, or if you are a fan of analog sound. If you listen to vinyl with a cheap system and it's available on CD or otherwise digital format, you farking suck and need to stop representing vinyl-lovers. We're hated even more than bicyclists.

I use digital almost all the time, but there is nothing like treating yourself to a Freddie Hubbard or Miles Davis record. Dark Side of the Moon is another I listen to even if I'm not in the mood to hear the songs...just that sound. Taste is subjective, and "quality" is just another word we all disagree on, but man I love that sound vs. the CD. But because I'm not an idiot or Luddite, I have all my music on a laptop where I can zoom around the selection with an index finger's worth of effort.

You know who else listens to vinyl when he wants to relax?

[sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net image 403x403]

You listen to mp3's?


Not that you care since you probably didn't grow up with vinyl, but some just enjoy the tactile feel and little procedural ritual of playing a record. now get your smug stupid whiny ass off my lawn. Or remembering something great that happened with a record, like cleaning pot or staring at inner sleeve album art for too long, trying to find the map to the island where they buried Paul McCartney's body or try to figure out what uniform wore OPD on the shoulder, or just read some musician's scribbles and doodles in a format large enough to see and hold in your hands.

Oh look more clouds to yell at.
2012-07-21 12:27:23 AM  
1 vote:

I'm gonna rant here:

People who listen to vinyl for fashionable reasons actually piss me off. There are two reasons to use the format: Obscure releases not available otherwise, or if you are a fan of analog sound. If you listen to vinyl with a cheap system and it's available on CD or otherwise digital format, you farking suck and need to stop representing vinyl-lovers. We're hated even more than bicyclists.

I use digital almost all the time, but there is nothing like treating yourself to a Freddie Hubbard or Miles Davis record. Dark Side of the Moon is another I listen to even if I'm not in the mood to hear the songs...just that sound. Taste is subjective, and "quality" is just another word we all disagree on, but man I love that sound vs. the CD. But because I'm not an idiot or Luddite, I have all my music on a laptop where I can zoom around the selection with an index finger's worth of effort.

You know who else listens to vinyl when he wants to relax?

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

You listen to mp3's?

2012-07-21 12:09:31 AM  
1 vote:
So they drop out of school?

/and write bad poetry?
2012-07-20 10:57:00 PM  
1 vote:
Wait, so fish do need a bicycle?
 
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