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Carlucci last won the day on January 8

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  1. Rocksmith (X360,PS3,PC)

    My one year anniversary is here today! Feels great, at my age, to have picked up something new, and very difficult, and to have stayed with it through the highs and lows, thrills and frustration. There's no doubt guitar playing is a daily part of my life now, and the improvement is coming in. Naturally, I still play like poop, but it does sound like music, mostly. One thing I "solved", or at least made an incredible leap in, is strumming. This is one of the embarrassing things that, if I had had an instructor, would probably have been solved a lot sooner. I was leaning the top of the guitar in toward my body, so I could see my fingers on the strings more easily. Because of this angle I was creating, it was making it difficult for my arm to follow that same angle while strumming, particularly on the upstroke. It was a random YouTube video where the guy stressed how important it was to keep the guitar straight that finally made me realize what I was doing wasn't helping my situation at all. I'm having fun right now learning Hey Joe (simple version), Twist and Shout, and the guitar solo for Let It Be, which just brings joy to my soul. I've also devoted a lot more time in the Blues area, and paying much more attention to music theory, all from YouTube. I'll get the courage to put up a video one of these days. Carlos.
  2. Wanted: Horror movie suggestions...

    Netflix Original movie "Before I wake" - It's pretty frightful at first, and well acted. Creepy kid's dreams come true, including a boogey-man that comes for the adults. The scares give way to a syrupy, but really interesting take on how kids process awful realities in their lives. I liked it. It's worth 90 minutes of your time. Carlos.
  3. Soundtracks, Soundtracks, Soundtracks

    I just knew something special was being done with Dunkirk's music to make me feel so freaking tense, so I went looking, and found this. Amazing! I had no idea of this technique's use in the other examples, though. Bastards have been messing with me for a long time, it seems. Carlos.
  4. Wanted: Horror movie suggestions...

    More than a year later I finally found this movie. Whispers in the Dark (1992). The sultry actress is Deborah Kara Unger. Carlos.
  5. I think I'm mostly retired from gaming, but this is my favorite thing to watch on Twitch. My palms get sweaty just watching. This is the kind of game I would always try to make in Halo customs, but most people were too impatient to play in a 1 death, you're out type match (and rightly so, because then they would have to wait after being eliminated, whereas in PUBG you just exit and go on to the next.) Carlos.
  6. Has anyone pinpointed the "I have a bad feeling about this" moment? I can't believe I missed it, if it is indeed in there. Carlos.
  7. I did it! Avoided every possible spoiler, and never even watched the trailers. I really loved this movie - I loved it for turning every expectation on its ear, but still delivering an amazing story. Excellent portrayal of the desperation of the Resistance. Loved the, dare I say it, Star TREK feel of "high-seas" naval combat style of the chase, just staying out of range of the cannons, knowing the luck won't last, then ramming them as the rest tried to escape on lifeboats to an even more uncertain fate . I'm sure someone will tally it up, but planet annihilation notwithstanding, this movie depicted a hell of a lot of death! Great to see some WAR in "Star Wars." I contend that The Force Awakens depicts the largest mass murder in movie history, but that was distant and detached from the fight at-hand. This was up close and personal, and my sense-o'-dread meter was really working overtime. Of all the great scenes, the one that had me cheering out loud was Chewie piloting the Falcon like a BOSS! Luke tossing the lightsaber over his shoulder made me think i was watching a parody. My brain simply could not comprehend that for several moments. How was 3P0 off the bridge when everyone got sucked out? Maybe he was in the restroom, practicing his non-worried look. (that line had me howling) Finn knows way too much about First Order tech and ship schematics for being just a conscientious-objector Stormtrooper. My son says he thinks he saw the Jedi books (Rey took them?) on the Falcon when Finn was grabbing the blanket for Rose. Anyone else see that? Like everyone else, I've got a second viewing coming up this weekend. I give it 5 out of 5 Porg-nuts roasting on a open fire. Carlos.
  8. Netflix members...

    Altered Carbon, coming to Netflix in 2018 Looks mighty interesting. Carlos.
  9. 2016 TV show discussion

    Check out "Future Man" on Hulu. It's hilarious stuff, and has a quirky, Krod Mandoon vibe, but with time travel and herpes. Great cast, too! Carlos.
  10. A thread about Lego

    Lots of Lego, including many Star Wars Items, on sale at Amazon right now. https://www.amazon.com/s/browse/ref=gbph_tit_m-2_81f2_5b64d78b?node=17441271011&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=d1a50877-312f-48b7-9d1a-8a8a5b6381f2&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-2&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=5550342011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=J2R8BXC5ZX9NAJRRCHEJ&nocache=1511792019409 I found the Saturn V at the Lego store while on vacation, so I bought it. Wish I would have bought them all because they are going for a premium everywhere now. How much time should I plan on for its completion, as a total novice? Carlos.
  11. A thread about Lego

  12. This is why artificially holding prices LOW is a terrible thing at a time like this. John Stossel had an excellent, prescient article on this just today: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/08/30/john-stossel-prices-should-rise-during-emergencies-such-as-hurricane-harvey.html If gas stations would be free to raise prices during a run like this, the price would automatically ration the fuel, and people wold buy only what they absolutely need. Instead, they would be excoriated as "greedy" profiteers. Carlos.
  13. Great to hear! This morning we donated the last of the supplies we collected, and shut down our collection operation. There's just so many in a 5 mile radius, it didn't make sense to keep ours going. I'll be heading to a family reunion and some much needed R&R, starting tomorrow. Then back for a day and on to Maryland to meet my grandson. Life is good. Texas is great! America, Fuck Yeah! Carlos.
  14. What do you guys think of this slogan I just made up? Think it might sell some t-shirts as a fundraiser? Houston Area Response? Volunteers Everywhere Y'all! I want to pitch it to a t-shirt shop, but not if it's corny as he'll. Tell me. Carlos.