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(Omaha World Herald)   Your wife listens to Owl City on your Spotify account. Do you: C) complain about it to the local newspaper?   (omaha.com) divider line 106
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2012-12-05 09:33:49 AM

Charninja: Hey, Fireflies is catchy.


This. I don't care what anyone says, that is a good song.

But I guess unless you're singing about banging hos, pushing piles of cash with a bulldozer or watching the world burn consumed with rage and holding a guitar it just isn't music.
 
2012-12-05 09:34:45 AM

Tenatra: BalugaJoe: What is Owl City?
What is Spotify?

Spotify is a music streaming service. Say there is an album you are interested in, you can look it up and listen to the whole album the day it comes out at no cost. Their music library is also farking huge and listening to music will generate income for the rights holders. IMO it blows Pandora and Grooveshark out of the water.

Jettero: Don't post what you listen to on FB? This is hard?

Spotify likes to share what you are listening to with your friends. I created a second facebook account just so I wouldn't have that nonsense on my profile.


Do you have to sign up with a facebook account to use it?
 
2012-12-05 09:38:41 AM

StrangeQ: Do you have to sign up with a facebook account to use it?


At one time it was but now you can create an account with an email address

Link
 
2012-12-05 09:39:49 AM

Tenatra: Spotify likes to share what you are listening to with your friends. I created a second facebook account just so I wouldn't have that nonsense on my profile.


It's really not that hard to turn off. Certainly quicker than signing up for a second facebook account.
 
2012-12-05 09:40:14 AM
errr when you click that link look below the green box and click on this text, "create an account using your e-mail address"
 
2012-12-05 09:48:16 AM

abhorrent1: It's really not that hard to turn off. Certainly quicker than signing up for a second facebook account.


Well it was more than just Spotify, I was making money off various FB games and didn't want notifications, app requests, friend requests overloading my account too. You know how bad it is just having some friends that send you requests over and over? Now think about having over 600+ strangers that do nothing but play games on FB, I logged in to an overwhelming amount of these things
 
2012-12-05 09:56:37 AM

Tenatra: Spotify likes to share what you are listening to with your friends. I created a second facebook account just so I wouldn't have that nonsense on my profile.


In all politeness, and without snark, I say: I think we just learned a lot about you.
 
2012-12-05 09:57:19 AM

abhorrent1: I'm not much of a country fan. I like Brad Paisley though.


Then you still don't like country music. You like "redneck-face" pop music.
 
2012-12-05 09:59:27 AM
I'm not a violent person by any stretch....but after reading that pile of shiat, I want to shoot everybody in the story.....
 
2012-12-05 10:01:16 AM
I have unsubscribed to spotify's emails 4 times. They are now spam-marked. Hate it - youtube music all the way.
 
2012-12-05 10:03:35 AM

EyeballKid: abhorrent1: I'm not much of a country fan. I like Brad Paisley though.

Then you still don't like country music. You like "redneck-face" pop music.


Well that shows how much I know about country music. Kind of the way some people that think green day is punk I suppose.
 
2012-12-05 10:04:46 AM
O W-H is the worst paper in the history of bad papers. How is this a story, even on a slow news day? I'm shocked it wasn't chock full of simple puns and other play on words...

/f this town.
 
2012-12-05 10:05:39 AM
 
2012-12-05 10:12:15 AM

SavvyLemur: KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.

Honest question...why are you still married to her if it sucks so bad?


I'll field this one: Why should KrispyKritter give her the majority of his stuff, including future income, just to get rid of her? It seems like he has a workable solution.
 
2012-12-05 10:12:31 AM
I just went and listened to Owl City (on Pandora, thank you very much)....yeah, it's not something I would ever listen to again, but I'm not an asshole music snob who thinks nobody should ever listen to it...just not my cup of tea.
 
2012-12-05 10:15:02 AM

WorkingInParadise: SavvyLemur: KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.

Honest question...why are you still married to her if it sucks so bad?

I'll field this one: Why should KrispyKritter give her the majority of his stuff, including future income, just to get rid of her? It seems like he has a workable solution.


Yep. As the saying goes... "It's cheaper to keep her".
 
2012-12-05 10:15:53 AM

taurusowner: I can listen to anything except most modern country.


FTFY

/country music from the 30s-70s is 98 percent awesome.
 
2012-12-05 10:21:53 AM

treesloth: In all politeness, and without snark, I say: I think we just learned a lot about you.


As in I'm ashamed of people seeing the music I listen to? Nah I have a large assortment of artists in my likes and will occasionally post songs on my profile. Although I am disappointed with EdgeRank since I never see music artists in my feed anymore. This post by T-shirt Hell made me realize why I wasn't seeing them anymore.

"Facebook's new EdgeRank algorithm ensures that only about 10% of our own fans get to see our new shirt posts (the only reason you can see this post is because we had to pay $750). The only way to guarantee you'll see our new shirts is to get our weekly New Shirt Notification e-mail. And we're going to sweeten the pot for you if you aren't currently signed up."
 
2012-12-05 10:24:54 AM

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


Dude, take your medication, maybe find a job or a hobby, go to counseling with or without her, but do something! I don't get why you would just wait around for death. It might help to ask yourself, if you were her, how would YOU behave around someone who was so miserable all the time? Maybe a little like she does.

I come to fark to LOL and ya bring me down, man. Cause it's all about me, y'know?
 
2012-12-05 10:28:14 AM

chevydeuce: I just went and listened to Owl City (on Pandora, thank you very much)....yeah, it's not something I would ever listen to again, but I'm not an asshole music snob who thinks nobody should ever listen to it...just not my cup of tea.



I think this way too.... but there's a limit.

A few weeks ago my wife gave me a list of music she wanted me to get for her. There were some pretty awful things on there, but most of that was the same stuff many normal ladies also listen to (mainstream pop garbage).

Until I got to "Selena Gomez and the Scene". That was a bit much for me... That was the only one I told her she should be ashamed about. Selena farking Gomez and the motherfarking Scene? Awful.
 
2012-12-05 10:35:21 AM
Geez, buddy it's Owl City. It's not like it was country or show tunes.
 
2012-12-05 10:38:18 AM
Why does anyone give a fark what their wife or husband listens too or watches. My wife watches shows I don't care for (Glee). I just tell her I don't like it and don't watch them. It's something she enjoys though, so I don't see the point in giving her a bag of shiat about what terrible taste in shows I think she has. That's just being an asshole.
 
2012-12-05 10:41:12 AM

abhorrent1: Tenatra: Spotify likes to share what you are listening to with your friends. I created a second facebook account just so I wouldn't have that nonsense on my profile.

It's really not that hard to turn off. Certainly quicker than signing up for a second facebook account.


Doesn't it default to "ON" every time you log back in? It did in the beginning. They made it very difficult to NOT post to FB. A better solution is to "allow" it to post to FB, but make the posts "visible only to me", which is in effect the same as turning it off, but it never resets.

/Spotify premium addict who listens over 10 hours a day and could not live without the service.
 
2012-12-05 10:46:47 AM

abhorrent1: Why does anyone give a fark what their wife or husband listens too or watches. My wife watches shows I don't care for (Glee). I just tell her I don't like it and don't watch them. It's something she enjoys though, so I don't see the point in giving her a bag of shiat about what terrible taste in shows I think she has. That's just being an asshole.


That is the same way I feel, Jersey Short, Teen Mom, Vampire Diaries, etc. I just put on my headphones and go into my own world. My Zune has a bunch of stuff I don't like on it but that is for the fiancee and the girls when they have the car. Their music doesn't interfere with my playlists.
 
2012-12-05 10:50:21 AM

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


Your marriage, yes. Your impotent rage grows tiresome. Just leave!

///Re: article - DVRs have big hard drives now. ICarly, Greys Anatomy, Always Sunny, and the football game will all fit. You'll be ok.
 
2012-12-05 10:56:19 AM
FTA: "Spotify posted to Matt's Facebook account that he had been listening to Owl City, Carly Rae Jepsen and other sugary pop groups."

And this is why I don't use Facebook...
 
2012-12-05 10:57:21 AM

abhorrent1: WorkingInParadise: SavvyLemur: KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.

Honest question...why are you still married to her if it sucks so bad?

I'll field this one: Why should KrispyKritter give her the majority of his stuff, including future income, just to get rid of her? It seems like he has a workable solution.

Yep. As the saying goes... "It's cheaper to keep her".


As a farker said in a thread a while back: 'life is short and you can't take the money with you'

Im not married so it's possible Im simply incapable of undestanding...but if a marriage becomes what krispy describes then I fail to see the point of staying together.
 
2012-12-05 11:04:49 AM
Just came here to say this: Spotify music service is best music service.

My wife, daughter and I share a Spotify account. It's awesome. It's on two computers, a Kindle Fire, and two Android phones. We use one account, pay the $10 a month. As long as only one of us is on it at once, it's no problem. Same with Netflix. Although, the sooner they can come out with Netflix Kids for Android, the happier I'll be.
 
2012-12-05 11:10:02 AM
I'm old enough to remember when this controversy was about razors and toothbrushes.
 
2012-12-05 11:11:07 AM

SavvyLemur: Im not married so it's possible Im simply incapable of undestanding...but if a marriage becomes what krispy describes then I fail to see the point of staying together.


Not all marriages end up that way. The trick is catching it early. Once you've been married 20 or 30 years, it's not as easy as breaking up with your girlfriend of 8 months. Your lives become so intertwined, you can't just walk away. Like Red says in Shawshank Redemption, You become "institutionalized".
 
2012-12-05 11:18:07 AM

blasterz: By Kevin Coffey
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

Subby fails reading comprehension. The author is a columnist for the newspaper, not someone writing a letter of complaint. Dave Barry must really confuse you.


From the headline:
C) complain about it to the local newspaper?

"To", what does it mean? Though indeed it was only quotes from the wife, fark headlines can be inexact for the sake of humor.
 
2012-12-05 11:21:53 AM

justneal: zez: How does him not having any shows recorded force him to watch Grey's Anatomy? Can't he read a book or go for a walk outside or maybe watch something on live TV that isn't recorded?

No, the pvr holds a gun to his yambag


It's hard to understand, but there is a certain segment of the population that feel they literally must watch TV. No matter what is on, no matter if the DVR is recording 2 or 4 shows already and you have to pick one to watch because you're not allowed to watch live tv at that point, you MUST. WATCH. TV.

This is not a small segment of the population either. Do a poll among people you know, ask, "Have you ever just watched whatever show came on next, because you were too lazy to reach for the remote?" Scary results, man.

Generally, the US population is trending towards occupying 100% of their free time with passive entertainment, so this isn't just tv-specific; it could be MMORPGs or other video games, or texting, or facebooking, or whatever. I'm not saying that it's necessarily a bad thing, but it should be given the right priority. Having a fight with your spouse or kids because you can't watch the show you want to watch at that exact minute shows that your priorities are way out of whack, unless, for example, tv > people you claim to love. You may expect this sort of behavior from children playing video games, but adults ~ought~ to know better.

Of course, we all know that adults ~ought~ to act like adults, and that's rarely the case.
 
2012-12-05 11:57:14 AM
I like Owl City - But I have kids, and compared to some of the stuff they listen to(and therefore, I listen to), it's practically emo.
 
2012-12-05 12:14:58 PM
Listen to Black Sabbath.
 
2012-12-05 12:35:03 PM

abhorrent1: SavvyLemur: Im not married so it's possible Im simply incapable of undestanding...but if a marriage becomes what krispy describes then I fail to see the point of staying together.

Not all marriages end up that way. The trick is catching it early. Once you've been married 20 or 30 years, it's not as easy as breaking up with your girlfriend of 8 months. Your lives become so intertwined, you can't just walk away. Like Red says in Shawshank Redemption, You become "institutionalized".


Ah, never thought of it that way.
 
2012-12-05 12:48:22 PM

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


Yikes.
*backs away slowly*
 
2012-12-05 01:11:45 PM

FlashHarry: taurusowner: I can listen to anything except most modern country.

FTFY

/country music from the 30s-70s is 98 percent awesome.


I can point you to the good stuff of today. There's plenty of outlaws and honkytonkers out there. It just takes time to sift through the spiky haired halfassed pop star wannabees
 
2012-12-05 01:22:19 PM

theMightyRegeya: Yeah, holy shiatballs, God forbid your buddies see that you like something they don't consider "manly" or whatever.

I mean, that's what the point of the article was, but...wow. This guy is a douche.


Came here to post this. Good lord, if I lived with that guy we'd be having a serious talk about what is and is not actually important in the real world.
 
2012-12-05 01:31:55 PM

Jake Havechek: Indie music died when Throwing Muses broke up.

/get off my lawn


A challenger appears

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2012-12-05 01:38:14 PM

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


cdn.werun.se
 
2012-12-05 02:30:24 PM
The World Herald got bailed out by Buffett for reasons like TFA.

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


1. Lawyer up.
2. End this sham you call a marriage.
 
2012-12-05 02:36:36 PM

KrispyKritter: author hasn't been married very long. my wife left my bed yeeeears ago, set up her own bedroom, she doesn't need me snoring and farting on her when she has to get up for work in the morning. the honeymoon was over before most assholes on the internet were even born.

share a PC with my wife? what are you, high? we don't even eat dinner together. grow up. marriage is nice for a short time then life sucks and you play the 'who's gonna die first?' waiting game. insurance policies are the gamble that always pays, my friends. winner takes all.


This statement is so sad. I know it may be cheaper to keep her, but it is just money. I got divorced 3 years ago and even though it was hard then and hard now, it was better then living with someone I couldn't stand anymore. I may be broke now, but I am happy. I spent way too long like that, just enduring, and would rather be alone then ever live like that again.
 
2012-12-05 03:09:17 PM

Greek: If the couple in the article have completely different tastes in music, why the fark are they sharing a spotify account?


You have to pay a monthly fee to stream Spotify on your phone, so they probably wanted to get away with having it on both their phones but only paying one monthly fee.
 
2012-12-05 03:22:49 PM
Owl City makes Deathcab for Cutie sound like Slayer.
 
2012-12-05 04:04:18 PM
Owl City??

(google google google)

Playing Shooting Star ...

Hey. Pretty nice.

/logs in
 
2012-12-05 04:43:37 PM

WhiskeySticks: Listen to Black Sabbath.Tony Martin

 
2012-12-05 05:08:51 PM
So, when it comes to SOs and music, choose wisely.
 
2012-12-05 05:46:50 PM

SavvyLemur: Im not married so it's possible Im simply incapable of undestanding...but if a marriage becomes what krispy describes then I fail to see the point of staying together.


I have an uncle that is a glutton for punishment. In a previous relationship years ago he was with a girl that talked him into buying things to the point that it exhausted his bank account. He started bouncing checks to please her and then did some time in jail for it. When the money ran out she disappeared.

I just found out from an aunt that he is now married and has a child with one that thinks you can just up and leave a job and get a better job at a moments notice. "I need you to get this job here instead of that one over there." She takes his paycheck, spends it and acts like she was the one that worked for the money.

/some people just never learn
 
2012-12-05 06:37:18 PM
Owl City, the artists behind hits like "I Give a Hoot" and "O RLY".
 
2012-12-05 07:51:35 PM
Owl City sounds like a Postal Service cover band.
 
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