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Title: Like that? Try this
Post by: Tripe on August 02, 2008, 11:19:18 AM
Well it's sort of a game, and it's sort of a public service.

What happens is one poster says something they like; a food, a band, a writer, whatever it is the next poster suggests something that's a bit like it and which the first poster might enjoy if they try it. This is sort of what many bookshops and record stores do (and pretty much waht amazon does, with erratic success).

So for example:

Poster one: I like Thai Food

Poster two: Try Indian Food
                      I like the band Garbage

Poster three: Try the band Curve

and so on and so forth, thought it'll be more fun with a bit more information provided like why do you like that thing or why do you thing the suggestion is like the previous posting.

So

I like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, I like the intellectual nature of the characters and the milleux in which they are set.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: dignan on August 02, 2008, 11:42:40 AM
Try House, M.D., as Greg House is modeled after Sherlock Holmes. 
I like The Beach Boys, particularly their post-sun and fun stuff from the late 60's and early 70's. 
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Super Monkey Death Car on August 02, 2008, 04:08:33 PM
Try Man or Astroman?, a band whos early CDs has the Beach Boys influence

I like diesel powered BMW 1-series cars that you can't get in America, which are surprisingly better on gas than the Honda hybrid.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: orionpaxxx on August 02, 2008, 05:25:33 PM
Try the Mitsubishi Lancer. Great mileage, the best warranty around, and half the price of a hybrid.

I like comedian David Cross
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 02, 2008, 09:04:23 PM
Try A Bit of Fry and Laurie for a good blend of the intelligent and the absurd.

I like Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing and Cities on the Plain.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: anais.jude on August 03, 2008, 05:17:29 AM
Check out The Road by him. Everyone who has read it; loved it


I love The Verve's 2nd album A Northern Soul
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 03, 2008, 10:43:24 AM
Check out The Road by him. Everyone who has read it; loved it

I have and I do.  I cried even as I had to re-read the chapters over and over.

Back to yours.

I love The Verve's 2nd album A Northern Soul
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Super Monkey Death Car on August 04, 2008, 11:28:19 AM
Check out the album, "Giant Steps" by The Boo Radleys. In an era owned by Blur, Oasis and the Verve, the Boo have been overlooked.

I like parakeets. Cute low maintanence birds, funny in groups.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: orionpaxxx on August 04, 2008, 03:09:45 PM
Try a chicken. When you get tired of him you can deep fry em'

Ever eaten anything you have killed?
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 04, 2008, 03:11:40 PM
Ummm... I think you have the wrong thread.  Now you are supposed to say what you like.

I really like Frank Black, the Catholics and the Pixies.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 06, 2008, 08:29:33 PM
You should watch the movie version or listen to the cast recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the greatest punk musical of all time.  There's also an album done for charity of cover versions of the songs called Wig In a Box with separate contributions from The Breeders and Frank Black.

I really like Fables, the comic book.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 07, 2008, 06:51:51 PM
Try Top Ten by Alan Moore.  It's about a city where everyone is a super-hero, villain, alien, god or any other kind of creature you find in a comic.  It has super-powers but the feel is more similar to NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and other cop dramas.

I love John Carpenter's the Thing.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Super Monkey Death Car on August 11, 2008, 07:55:27 AM
Try John Carpenter's Halloween. One of the best old school horror movies, in my opinion.

I like sirloin steak, prepared medium-well.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Tripe on August 11, 2008, 07:57:35 AM
Try Bison, it's lower in bad fat and often tastier than beef.

I miss playing rugby but living in the US I find it difficult to find a team to play on. So I like rugby since it;'s a good work out and physically much more demanding than soccar.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 11, 2008, 08:18:57 AM
Try Football (North American edition), which is a lot like Rugby, but a little less rigorous and a bit more stopping.  I guess it seems obvious, but it should easy to find a club in the US.

I'm a big fan of Dr. Who (both series).  Any other shows with a mix of sci-fi wonder and whimsy that you can recommend?
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 11, 2008, 11:36:25 AM
Try The Adventures of Brisco County Jr , the Bruce Campbell western sci-fi comedy mash-up that was brillilant but cancelled immediately.

My favorite Hitchcock movie is one of his lesser works: The Trouble With Harry
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Super Monkey Death Car on August 11, 2008, 07:54:36 PM
Try Key Largo, one of Humphrey Bogart's lesser works.

I like the Atari 520ST, my favourite 16-bit computer of the early 90s.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on August 12, 2008, 03:55:16 PM
Try virtual boy.  It might give you a headache but there were some fun games on there.  YOU HEAD A SPLODE!

I'm a big fan of Devo and the Aquabats!
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 06, 2020, 04:09:03 PM
Let's try this again: I really like Parasite.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Toranaga on April 06, 2020, 11:35:23 PM
Try Polysics.  Japanese version of Devo.

I love my inhaler.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 07, 2020, 03:55:01 PM
Try Polysics.  Japanese version of Devo.


First song and I'm all in.

As for inhalers, here's what to do if you don'g have one:

https://www.healthline.com/health/asthma/asthma-attack-no-inhaler#call-911

Next, as I said before, I really enjoyed Bong Joon Ho's Parasite.  Looking for another eat the rich genre bending epic.  Whatcho got?
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Toranaga on April 07, 2020, 07:26:00 PM
Try Polysics.  Japanese version of Devo.


First song and I'm all in.

As for inhalers, here's what to do if you don'g have one:

https://www.healthline.com/health/asthma/asthma-attack-no-inhaler#call-911

Next, as I said before, I really enjoyed Bong Joon Ho's Parasite.  Looking for another eat the rich genre bending epic.  Whatcho got?

I'll throw you a curveball and go with Headhunters (2011).  A slick Norwegian crime movie where Aksel Hennie is a buggy-eyed short guy (think the Norwegian steve buscemi) who gets by on his balls and his wits to scam Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie from GoT).  One is left with the impression Aksel Hennie is the coolest guy on the fucking planet.

I love the first half of Spielberg's War of the Worlds.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 08, 2020, 04:51:05 PM
Hmm...  This one is surprisingly tough.  There's no shortage of alien invasion movies but I feel like most of them are action movies.  Speilberg's film isn't all out horror but there is a sense of dread as Earth is exposed to something far greater than anyone can deal.  If it is the part of the first half that is questing through a dark apocalyptic landscape, go with Annihiliation, the recent sci-fi thriller about a quest into a land where the beauty and horror of entropy is on full display.  If it is that initial invasion scene in particular, strangely, I can only think of comedies that fit the bill, like This is the End (which I liked at the time but I don't know if it would be as funny on second viewing).  If you read comics, the last third of the manga Gantz definitely has an epically huge and horrific invasion but its also super unabashedly exploitative if that isn't your thing.

I love the game Slay the Spire, a card-building rogue-like.  Can anyone give me a mix of video game and table top game that is fun?
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Pak-Man on April 08, 2020, 06:28:10 PM
Check out The Guild of Dungeoneering. It's also roguelike, but the cards actually build your dungeon as you go.

I love The Tick. Can anyone recommend another indie superhero title with humor and heart?
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Toranaga on April 08, 2020, 06:50:21 PM
If Axe Cop is too obvious try Wonder Warthog by Shelton/Mavrides

I love Olivia Newton John 's musicals but she hasn't made any in like 40 years.
Title: Re: Like that? Try this
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 09, 2020, 02:30:32 PM
I'm not sure I can get exactly what you want but if you want a modern poppy musical, the British zombie Christmas musical Anna and the Apocalypse might be up your alley.

https://www.youtube.com/v/7me7ehebJjQ

If you want something that isn't strictly a musical but is very 80s and has lots of great original songs, you might want to try Sing Street about a group of kids trying to start a pop band.

https://www.youtube.com/v/fuWTcmjnEGY

Looking for an online comic that mixes a love of classical literature and/or history in the same vein as the now departed Hark a Vagrant.