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  1. American_Idiot gave reputation to Jamie in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    I didn't see the comments, but I voted Metallica, and then went back and read and realized what I'd done. Looks like Metallica gets the comeback win.
  2. American_Idiot received reputation from Kalt in 10 years new album   
    Songs like that is what separates 10 Years from the bands that in the same sound category. They have never disappointed me with anything they've ever made and nothing is that alike.
  3. American_Idiot received reputation from Green Baron in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    Can't say I really like this one either, so I'm overall 0/3 on their songs released so far. "Champion" was alright, but the lyrics are so cliche to me. This has it's decent parts, but Patrick's high notes in this song are a turnoff for me and the chorus, while catchy, does not need to be so fast.
  4. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  5. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I forgot to update here since the storm was over as of yesterday morning. I fared just fine. My house somehow never lost power despite getting about 90-100 mph wind gusts. Many trees and power lines are down all over the area and 75% of Florida as a whole has no power.
    Spoke to pen yesterday and unfortunately he still does not have any power at his place up near Orlando. However, he's ok. Just dying of boredom and dealing with having no a/c isn't exactly the most comfortable as you could expect when it's in the 90's and at 100% humidity. Hopefully he gets his power back very soon.
  6. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I forgot to update here since the storm was over as of yesterday morning. I fared just fine. My house somehow never lost power despite getting about 90-100 mph wind gusts. Many trees and power lines are down all over the area and 75% of Florida as a whole has no power.
    Spoke to pen yesterday and unfortunately he still does not have any power at his place up near Orlando. However, he's ok. Just dying of boredom and dealing with having no a/c isn't exactly the most comfortable as you could expect when it's in the 90's and at 100% humidity. Hopefully he gets his power back very soon.
  7. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I guess this is becoming an annual thing as this is the third year in a row I'm posting about a hurricane hitting my area. People have been going nuts preparing for Irma and stores were out of water, bread, chips, etc for the last week. Lines at gas stations have been at times 2-3 hour waits and most don't have gas anymore. I have shutters up on my house, filled up a bunch of containers with water, and have enough peanut butter and jelly for a week or two 
    This storm is a freaking monster as just about everyone in Florida will get a chance of hurricane force winds and it's expected to hit as a Category 5 with wind gusts over 190 mph. That's over 21 million people affected. The forecast track has been changing every few hours as it was supposed to go east of the East Coast two days ago, but now is expected to hit the Middle Keys and then go to the SW Coast where Naples and Fort Myers are before going north up the state. For where I live, they were saying we'd get 130 mph winds this morning, but has now gone down to 80-90 mph. A massive difference.
    Things can change at anytime before it makes landfall very early Sunday morning. If any of you are also in Florida, please stay safe and I hope you took the proper precautions for what could be a devastating situation for millions. 
  8. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I guess this is becoming an annual thing as this is the third year in a row I'm posting about a hurricane hitting my area. People have been going nuts preparing for Irma and stores were out of water, bread, chips, etc for the last week. Lines at gas stations have been at times 2-3 hour waits and most don't have gas anymore. I have shutters up on my house, filled up a bunch of containers with water, and have enough peanut butter and jelly for a week or two 
    This storm is a freaking monster as just about everyone in Florida will get a chance of hurricane force winds and it's expected to hit as a Category 5 with wind gusts over 190 mph. That's over 21 million people affected. The forecast track has been changing every few hours as it was supposed to go east of the East Coast two days ago, but now is expected to hit the Middle Keys and then go to the SW Coast where Naples and Fort Myers are before going north up the state. For where I live, they were saying we'd get 130 mph winds this morning, but has now gone down to 80-90 mph. A massive difference.
    Things can change at anytime before it makes landfall very early Sunday morning. If any of you are also in Florida, please stay safe and I hope you took the proper precautions for what could be a devastating situation for millions. 
  9. American_Idiot gave reputation to heldjc in General Discussion   
    Really hoping the storm calms down but from the looks of it that doesn't look like it's going to happen. Stay safe man!
  10. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I guess this is becoming an annual thing as this is the third year in a row I'm posting about a hurricane hitting my area. People have been going nuts preparing for Irma and stores were out of water, bread, chips, etc for the last week. Lines at gas stations have been at times 2-3 hour waits and most don't have gas anymore. I have shutters up on my house, filled up a bunch of containers with water, and have enough peanut butter and jelly for a week or two 
    This storm is a freaking monster as just about everyone in Florida will get a chance of hurricane force winds and it's expected to hit as a Category 5 with wind gusts over 190 mph. That's over 21 million people affected. The forecast track has been changing every few hours as it was supposed to go east of the East Coast two days ago, but now is expected to hit the Middle Keys and then go to the SW Coast where Naples and Fort Myers are before going north up the state. For where I live, they were saying we'd get 130 mph winds this morning, but has now gone down to 80-90 mph. A massive difference.
    Things can change at anytime before it makes landfall very early Sunday morning. If any of you are also in Florida, please stay safe and I hope you took the proper precautions for what could be a devastating situation for millions. 
  11. American_Idiot received reputation from pen in General Discussion   
    I guess this is becoming an annual thing as this is the third year in a row I'm posting about a hurricane hitting my area. People have been going nuts preparing for Irma and stores were out of water, bread, chips, etc for the last week. Lines at gas stations have been at times 2-3 hour waits and most don't have gas anymore. I have shutters up on my house, filled up a bunch of containers with water, and have enough peanut butter and jelly for a week or two 
    This storm is a freaking monster as just about everyone in Florida will get a chance of hurricane force winds and it's expected to hit as a Category 5 with wind gusts over 190 mph. That's over 21 million people affected. The forecast track has been changing every few hours as it was supposed to go east of the East Coast two days ago, but now is expected to hit the Middle Keys and then go to the SW Coast where Naples and Fort Myers are before going north up the state. For where I live, they were saying we'd get 130 mph winds this morning, but has now gone down to 80-90 mph. A massive difference.
    Things can change at anytime before it makes landfall very early Sunday morning. If any of you are also in Florida, please stay safe and I hope you took the proper precautions for what could be a devastating situation for millions. 
  12. American_Idiot gave reputation to Lucas in General Discussion   
    I haven't posted about it in a long time as it has been consuming my life the last several months and thus why I was not on here much since the fall. But I finally won full custody of my girls today. I'm pretty humbled by it finally being ruled in my favor. 
  13. American_Idiot gave reputation to Omar in General Discussion   
    Geez, I've never seen someone hate eclipses more than this guy. 
  14. American_Idiot gave reputation to Koldes in The Next Four Years of American Insanity   
    My heart hurts every day. I don't know if it'll be early through impeachment or resignation, loss of 2020 election or at the end of his 8th year, but the day that this man is no longer my President will be one of the best days of my life. 
  15. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 2, Set 3: The Devil Wears Prada vs. Descendents   
    Voting for Descendants because they're the band I can tolerate.
  16. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I started tearing up listening to "One More Light" (song) yesterday while getting ready for work. So freaking eerie listening to some of these lyrics and not knowing what was going on his mind in the recent past. I've also had a bit of a rough time listening to any music that isn't energetic and happy over the last two days as it makes me think of him.
  17. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    When my wife texted me the news this afternoon, I froze. I didn't want to look up from any sources if this was true. Linkin Park would likely be in the Top 20 of my favorite all-time bands and "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" might also be in my Top 20 albums of all-time. When I first saw the video for "One Step Closer" in 2000, I knew these guys were something special and would have a hell of a career. While the band took a bit of different direction with this new album, I respected them for that trying something new. A huge reason of why I'm a big fan of theirs is because Chester and Mike always changed things up on every release. They're both extremely talented being musicians, performers, and songwriters, so I've always admired them a ton in the industry.  
    This has hit me harder than Cornell and Welland. I grew up in the 90's and was a fan of all of their bands and projects, but Chester as a musician meant a lot more to me personally. His voice and range were incredible. I don't know what this means for the future of the band. I can't imagine it will ever be close to the same to replace him. I've been lucky to have seen them live twice in my life. My heart goes out to his family. We really really need to focus more on preventing depression and suicide as we've seen how serious of a issue it has become in the music world and beyond as of late.
  18. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I started tearing up listening to "One More Light" (song) yesterday while getting ready for work. So freaking eerie listening to some of these lyrics and not knowing what was going on his mind in the recent past. I've also had a bit of a rough time listening to any music that isn't energetic and happy over the last two days as it makes me think of him.
  19. American_Idiot received reputation from Koldes in RIP Chester Bennington   
    When my wife texted me the news this afternoon, I froze. I didn't want to look up from any sources if this was true. Linkin Park would likely be in the Top 20 of my favorite all-time bands and "Hybrid Theory" and "Meteora" might also be in my Top 20 albums of all-time. When I first saw the video for "One Step Closer" in 2000, I knew these guys were something special and would have a hell of a career. While the band took a bit of different direction with this new album, I respected them for that trying something new. A huge reason of why I'm a big fan of theirs is because Chester and Mike always changed things up on every release. They're both extremely talented being musicians, performers, and songwriters, so I've always admired them a ton in the industry.  
    This has hit me harder than Cornell and Welland. I grew up in the 90's and was a fan of all of their bands and projects, but Chester as a musician meant a lot more to me personally. His voice and range were incredible. I don't know what this means for the future of the band. I can't imagine it will ever be close to the same to replace him. I've been lucky to have seen them live twice in my life. My heart goes out to his family. We really really need to focus more on preventing depression and suicide as we've seen how serious of a issue it has become in the music world and beyond as of late.
  20. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: The Dillinger Escape Plan vs. The Veer Union   
    The Veer Union has always been just alright to me; an active rock also-ran that puts out songs that are listenable enough to be enjoyable but generic enough to be unmemorable. 
    And then we have Dillinger, which is completely outside the realm of my tastes. It's dissonant, it's abrasive, and it's manic.
    I'm voting for Veer Union just on the sheer basis that of the two, it's the band I can listen to without suffering ear damage.
  21. American_Idiot gave reputation to RainbowDragon in MM2017 Round 1, Set 14: Milk Teeth vs. Kongos   
    ^ July 28th new 4 song EP. They signed to Roadrunner Records. Single/video already released.
  22. American_Idiot received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Round 1, Set 10: Hellyeah vs. Dance Gavin Dance   
    I actually was able to decently like those two Hellyeah songs. Usually, I can't stand them personally. Dance Gavin Dance for me is a no-thought pick. 
  23. American_Idiot gave reputation to Green Baron in It's That Time Again...   
    Boo.
  24. American_Idiot gave reputation to pen in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Citizen Zero vs. Against The Current   
    Adam, it's you and me now in the bunker. I like Citizen Zero but they're pretty meat and potatoes while Against The Current is just pretty. They get my vote.