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My collection can beat up your collection.

Currently reading whatever my daughter wants read to her. Hopefully one day soon she'll figure out how to read & I can read for myself again. Not that I don't enjoy reading to her, but I miss reading for me.


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"@Gary - Right on man. I actually don't own it, but I've heard it of course. This (and several other pictures attached to my profile) got added here because of a game I was playing in the forums."

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Gary Listens To Nine Inch Nails (15 music items)

"It's definitely worth buying at full price. The only way it could have been better is if he'd recorded a live album when he was touring behind The Downward Spiral. I saw them a couple times on those t"

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Portlander's Movie Log - April, 2014 (11 movies items)

"Glad you finally watched several of these. You might revisit Magnolia at some point & see if you appreciate it more the next time around. The characters definitely are all connected. But yeah, that's "

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Gary Listens To Nine Inch Nails (15 music items)

"Glad to finally see this one up. Only thing you might add is Still, which was originally released as the bonus disc for and all that could have been. The idea behind it was to be a quieter, stripped-d"

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“Following with my plan of watching all the Muppets movies this year, I went on with this 2nd sequel and, at first, I was rather worried. Indeed, I tho”

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“Since I kept hearing good things about Shane Meadows (supposedly, he is one of the best British directors at work nowadays), I was definitely eager to”

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“I remember very well the first time I saw this movie. Indeed, I had actually never heard of it but since it was directed by Alfred Hitchcock, I though”

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Movie Diary - April 2014

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Movie Diary - April 2014 (6 movies items)
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Perfect Pussy


Say Yes To Love


True Widow


As High As the Highest Heavens and From the Center to the Circumference of the Earth


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Perfect Pussy
True Widow
Peter Murphy
Gary Numan

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Bolshevik Gary Listens To Rammstein (8 music items)

"Cool that you tackled their output. I first heard Rammstein via the Lost Highway soundtrack, then kinda forgot about them until they opened for KMFDM in 1997 and (not surprisingly) blew that band off "

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“"Captain, in order to build a better world, sometimes means turning the old one down... And that makes enemies." Marvel doesn't have the best track”

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Watched In April 2014 (6 movies items)

"Good to see you loved Murder By Death. That's one of my favorites."

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Moviewatcher122's 2014 Film Diary: April (22 movies items)

"Having a Spielberg month, eh? Cool, lots of good stuff ahead for you then."

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Watched in March 2014 (9 movies items)

"I keep hearing good things about The Wind Rises. I'll have to check it out."

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About me

A few notes to my fellow Listal users:

- If we have NOT interacted on here in some way (an exchange of votes, comments, messages, etc.) then I will DENY your friend request. That said, I'm always open to finding new people that share my interests, I just don't like adding people as friends when I have no idea who they are.
- I used to stop by everyone's profile to say thanks for votes, but lately it seems like people don't care much about that. So if you vote for something of mine, just know that it's appreciated & I thank you. I may still occasionally say thanks, but I'm not going to make a frequent habit of it anymore.
- I will definitely drop by your profile to discuss comments, unless you don't have a comments section where I can do so. In such cases I will most likely reply in a comment that follows yours.
- PLEASE only leave me comments to check out lists that you know I'd be interested in. And for the record I'm NEVER interested in lists of "hot" people, unless there's some content mocking them or something to make them interesting. I can find eye candy just fine if I want to, thanks.


Here are links to the lists of my lists, provided for easier browsing by you

Movie lists guide

Best of and favorites lists (movies)

Music lists guide

DVD lists guide

Misc. lists guide (for all the rest)

the giraffe and friends' 30 days lists, a list of all of my 30 day meme lists, the ones that helped shape them, and the ones my lists have influenced

Concert junkie. Music addict. Book devourer. Movie lover. Watcher of quality TV only. Willing to give new things a chance. Hater of advertisements & mediocrity. Giraffe/human hybrid. Doesn't fit into boxes well.

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Occupation: Daddy-o


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Bands I've seen live (463 items)
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Movies the giraffe watched in 2014: March (20 items)
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Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago at Apr 14 21:30
I am surprised that I hadn't watched The Running Man yet too - the combination of Arnold and Richard Dawson it just genius, I saw it in my DVD exchange store and snapped it up and am now happy to have it as part of the Arnold section of my collection, to bad it is over 300 rankings as it's a film I would like to recommend for the movie exchange, as you said it is a lot of fun and lends itself to repeat viewings - I would watch Magnolia again just for the frog scene - LOL - best moment in the movie and has to be one of the most memorable movie moments ever, but while I really liked Tom Cruise's part, I didn't care to much for or about the other characters, but maybe my opinion will improve if I get a chance to watch it again :)

More distractions this month, got my taxes done just under the wire - but I hope to get out to the theater and see the new Captain America movie tomorrow and am about to settle in with My Dinner with Andre, another film I have heard a lot about but never got around to checking out.
Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago at Apr 14 21:23
Damn, sorry man I didn't know you commented me again.

There is one album that Daisy had released that collects the Spooky Kids stuff, I've always wanted to hear it though I haven't found it yet.
Manson in his prime knew how to write great thought out lyrics. I think that's what he had going for himself more than anyone else at the time.

Trent's production obviously set him on the right path, I don't think he produced Holy Wood and it sounds it well done.

The only thing that bugs me about NIN remix albums is that I've come across a few of their singles before, and they are full of cool remixes. Then you buy the remix album, and none of that stuff is on there. The March of the Pigs and Closer singles had some cool mixes, none of that made it to the Further Down the Spiral album though.

I almost added the deluxe edition of Downward Spiral. I found that one cheap a while back, the song Burn on the bonus disc made it worth the cheap 5 bucks I paid for it!
Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago at Apr 7 7:46
Thanks for your vote!
Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago at Apr 6 0:03
Sorry, didn't see your recent comment till now lol. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Rammstien record, it is a blast! A huge step up from where Mutter was a bit disappointed compared to previous albums.

I hope they do a live album again soon. I liked Volkerball though it wasn't as fun as Live Aus Berlin. Yet another band I tend to favor more live than in the studio
Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago at Apr 5 23:46
I have yet to see Numan live, though he's been on my wish list for over a decade now. The popular opinion is normally mixed on his newer stuff, however I like his Industrial/NIN-influenced sound, it fits the dark gloomy atmosphere of his trademark sound very nicely. Though the live albums he's put out since then, have sounded dramatically better than their studio counterparts.

I hear that his recent albums Splinter and Dead Son Rising are supposed to be really good. I have not heard them, except for the song Big Noise Transmission which I really liked. I did a list on his huge discography a while back that I need to update eventually whenever I find one of his recent records.

I'm still working on my review for The Fragile. I was shocked how well the album has aged over the years. I didn't like it much years ago, but giving it another try, I was very impressed. The main singles were very strong too. I liked it more than The Spiral albums, and that was a hard choice cause Downward Spiral is normally the pick for the highlight of Trent's career.

Some Manson demo's of Antichrist Superstar and Portrait washed up on the internet a few months back and I have to say, Trent really made him what he was with top notch production. Not all of the demos sounded horrible but they were mediocre at best. Antichrist would have sounded exactly like Portrait judging by how they were straight up rockers in the demo form.
Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago at Apr 5 3:55
Yeah, I used to sleep well... Until I got an internet connection.

Btw Amazon sent me a voucher with movie money for Muppets Most Wanted. $8 off. US only so it's of no use to me. Do you want to redeem it and use it for you & your offspring?
Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago at Apr 5 3:08
Hey man, good to see you again. I've been working on a review for NIN's The Fragile for a week now, and I have to say, you were right about that album. I didn't think I would change my mind, but this is probably Trent's most carefully crafted work.
I never managed to find any of the recent NIN records washing up in the used sections of the record stores I frequent, though I'm quite impressed with this album after going back to it. This just might be the best NIN album I've heard so far.
Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago at Apr 5 1:46
Might interest you to know that on my final weekend before I go into the army, I'm attending the Australian premiere of Sabotage, the new Arnie movie. It's out in the US already, but it won't be out in AUS till May, and I'll be seeing it in a room full of hundreds of fans. Apparently some celeb guests will be there too. FUARK!
Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago at Apr 3 10:32
Btw, The Protector 2? Complete diarrhoea.

Reviewed it in my 2014 movie diary. What a crushing disappointment.
Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago at Apr 1 1:09
That sounds awesome. Yeah, for the 2011 Muppets I'm fond of Pictures in my Head, Life's a Happy Song and the Oscar-winning Man or Muppet. As for The Muppet Movie, I really like Movin' Right Along and The Rainbow Connection.

Muppets Most Wanted? I'll just list my favourite songs -- We're Doing a Sequel, I'll Get What You Want, I'm Number One, Interrogation Song, The Big House, and Something So Right.

That's to say nothing of the new rendition of Together Again, or the cover of Working in a Coal Mine.

So yeah, it's awesome.

Just watch this little clip to give you a taste. It's only a minute long, indulge yourself ;)

Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago at Apr 1 0:14
Tell you what, the songs in Muppets Most Wanted are gold. I immediately got the soundtrack and can't stop listening to it. Toe-tapping tunes and great lyrics.
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Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day ago at Mar 31 5:27
Muppets Most Wanted has been reviewed ;)
Posted: 2 weeks, 4 days ago at Mar 28 12:38
Ha! - Love that the Draft House is doing a '84 flashback - you would think they would be busy enough with their Alamo 100 - I have Purple Rain on my list to see for the first time this year, and I'm looking forward to watching Nightmare on Elm Street again later this year - been a pretty slow last half of March for me movie wise with lots of distractions - glad I gave Clockwork Orange another chance, and the Fisher King is now one of my 90's favorites - The closest I got to seeing character like in Dazed and Confused was when my brother had a parents away beer bash in our house - that was pretty wild - but my high school was pretty dull, I sometimes wish that I had some of the experiences they had in those 80's and 90's high school movies :)
Posted: 2 weeks, 6 days ago at Mar 27 2:26

That's awesome. Do they screen original 35mm prints? If so, I need to fucking move to Texas and just like at the Drafthouse.

I watched The Muppets Take Manhattan. Easily the least funny of the Henson-era Muppet movies, but it's got a nice story and a few good scenes. The ending was a bit out of left field, though. Bit disappointed.
Posted: 3 weeks, 3 days ago at Mar 22 9:07
Glad to see you also love Young Sherlock Holmes. Watched it for the first time tonight, it was awesome! Had a review done in no time. My type of movie.

I'm also reviewing The Great Muppet Caper. I now need to watch The Muppets Take Manhattan before I see the new one...
Posted: 3 weeks, 6 days ago at Mar 19 9:16
Thanks for the list vote!
Posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago at Mar 17 10:26
Help celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a few movies:

Mar i gcónaí, go raibh maith agat le haghaidh GACH do vótaí agus tuairimí! Tá do ionchur meas i gcónaí!
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Mar 5 19:28
That's a pretty cool setup for aficionados! The EC Comics line is the greatest intrigue for me (I'm sure I'm not alone in this).
Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Feb 28 23:32
There probably won't be any thoughts on Ritual de lo Habitual since I don't really have anything to say about it other than it was a very good album.