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Kickstarter is the Anti-Napster

Kickstarter is the Anti-Napster

Dec 10 , 2014 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | My Alienating Opinions | 0 Comments

A game I very much enjoy playing is browsing Kickstarter (or IndieGoGo or whatever) and making fun of the unreasonably-optimistic or badly-priced projects in the music category.

For every musician who needs $5k to record a full-length album, ...

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Covering bands I hate

Covering bands I hate

Dec 3 , 2014 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | Band Stuff | 0 Comments

If - sorry, "when" - you go to a Regdar show, you might notice that we do some pretty ridiculous covers: Abridged punk "I was Made For Loving You".

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An Open Letter to the Glade Corporation

An Open Letter to the Glade Corporation

Dear Glade corporation:

We all know the old adage: "smells clean is clean." Presumably a significant portion of your day-to-day business practices revolve around the idea. However, there's a problem with that idea.

Your consumers know that ...

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On Jesus, pants, and books that aren't terribly good.

On Jesus, pants, and books that aren't terribly good.

I started reading Atlas Shrugged recently. I spend a lot of time talking smack about authors and literary works that I disagree with, but I realize that this isn’t entirely fair ...

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Don't forget to vote out your incumbent

Don't forget to vote out your incumbent

Hey! Remember last year when the government shut down for no good reason? Remember how that caused a bunch of government employees to be ...

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Your Costume is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

Your Costume is Bad, and You Should Feel Bad

Halloween is this coming weekend, and you know what that means! Next monday, there will be a news report about a white celebrity who wore a costume featuring blackface. This happens every year, somebody (a bunch of people) wears a racially-insensitive ...

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You say "statist" like it's a bad thing

You say "statist" like it's a bad thing

Oct 20 , 2014 | Posted by: Fighter #1 | My Alienating Opinions | 0 Comments

So here's the deal with statism:

Power accumulates. If nothing is done to prevent it, some entity is going to accumulate power. Historically, the primary power centers have been religions, governments, paramilitary groups, and wealthy ...

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Q.E.D. God wants me rich

Q.E.D. God wants me rich

So here’s a few well-known adages:

  • You can’t create great art without pain

  • Christian music is generally ...

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On why I hate my phone

On why I hate my phone

I'm thinking of upgrading from my Android. To Jitterbug. In general I hate phone user interfaces. They're always pretty awful. What whoever programs these things doesn't seem to understand is that every alert - especially audio alerts - is ...

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#gamergate: not my circus; not my monkeys

Yesterday, the guitarist from one of my other bands started talking to me about the gamergate shenanigans, and I found myself generally opposed to his opinions. I began prepping my thoughts for "debate mode" where I would ask him poignant questions ...

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