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|Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
LJ Interests meme results
I am not so much interested in cheese as I like eating it. You can go to Wegmans and get any kind of cheese, but I usually end up with a couple year-old hunk of cheddar or a youngish gouda.
- doctor who:
I started out just kinda half-watching the show on MPT while doing other stuff. I knew I'd be missing out on half the Doctor Who references on the net, but it took a while for me to get into it. Once I did, I dragged several others down with me. The Fourth Doctor is my favorite, and I think the new series is... fantastic!
- film scores:
I was really into film scores in high school. I would listen to Starship Troopers and Hunt for Red October *constantly*.
This is a genuine interest. All video is, really, but why not make it really high resolution? We got my dad a 50" DLP TV for his 50th birthday, and I had to shell out for a pcHDTV card shortly thereafter. I like to collect HD episodes of my favorite shows, since they are actually of higher quality than the expensive DVD releases!
- john williams:
See film scores. He's pretty much the best.
The mighty MOS 6581, better known as the SID chip, is the synthesizer-on-a-chip found in Commodore 64s. I love the sounds it makes... and there is a certain nostalgic appeal. I'm not much good at using the chip directly, but I've had limited success with some SID trackers.
See HDTV. I've used my pcHDTV card to tune over-the-air (broadcast) HDTV with limited success, but it really shines attached to Comcast cable. I can get all the free channels, plus most of the regular cable channels. The regular ones are scaled down and passed through a terrible noise reduction filter, but it beats using my own CPU to encode them from my analog card.
- sexy losers:
Sexy Losers is a webcomic I've been reading since high school. It's terrifically, sometimes horrifically funny, the art is great, and it's full of nerdy stuff. So many C64 references...
- upright citizens brigade:
Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, and Matt Besser. What can I even say? Best comedy ever? Often mentioned in the same sentence as Monty Python? All I've seen is the stuff on TV: their show on Comedy Central (where's the rest of my DVDs?!) and the special on Bravo recently. So great. Also, the first DVD I ever burned was of crappy VCR rips of all the episodes in some low quality AVIs.
- your girlfriend:
It's likely that I am not actually interested in your girlfriend, I just saw this interest and stole it. I don't actually have good enough nunchuck skills or bowhunting skills to seduce your girlfriend.
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I like film scores a whole lot. My favorites are The Last Temptation of Christ which is by Peter Gabriel and Koyanniqatsi by Philip Glass. I'm also a big fan of Danny Elfman's scores. John Williams is good, but I always felt his stuff was a little too ordinary or maybe it's that he is so popular, but it feels to me that he repeats himself a bit too much.
I'm embarassed to say that I've never seen either of your favorites. Danny Elfman is awesome :D
And even though the love theme from episode 2 may sound suspiciously like one of the themes from Hook, that doesn't stop it from looping in my head for several days every time I hear it!
I just found The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. Highly recommended.
Ennio Morricone is amazing for sure.