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BRUTE
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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:37 am

black mirror is fucked up. poor pig. one episode is basically entirely about consumerism/rat race, though, that was a good one.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Ego » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:05 am

Hah! I told you to skip episode 1. But now that you watched it and talked about it here, how many more people are going to watch it, an episode about our transfixing fascination with the spectacularly grotesque? Season 1 Episode 3 was incredible IMO.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:33 am

brute quit watching after the rat-race episode, so he hasn't seen episode 3. from the wiki page, it sounds as fucked up as the first one, if not more.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Ego » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:43 pm

https://vimeo.com/109863354

Watched Poverty, Inc. last night. It touches on a lot of the topics we talked about in both of the charity threads. Very highly recommended.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by skintstudent » Tue May 10, 2016 11:59 am

Ego wrote:Hah! I told you to skip episode 1. But now that you watched it and talked about it here, how many more people are going to watch it, an episode about our transfixing fascination with the spectacularly grotesque? Season 1 Episode 3 was incredible IMO.
I thoroughly enjoyed most of both seasons. Is s1e1 really that bad in light of this?

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by Ego » Tue May 10, 2016 12:12 pm

skintstudent wrote: I thoroughly enjoyed most of both seasons. Is s1e1 really that bad in light of this?
Hah! That puts it in a whole different context. I didn't put 2 and 2 together.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Tue May 10, 2016 1:01 pm

humans

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by 7Wannabe5 » Tue May 10, 2016 8:18 pm

The Permaculture Manager introduced me to the Black Mirror, but skipped over the first episode. So, I watched it with my sister, and she was like "Why did you think I would like this series?"

I would like to recommend "The Detectorists." It is a British sitcom about the lives of the members of a Metal Detecting Club. Next best thing to a sitcom about the lives of the member of a Dumpster Diving Club. Actually, it might be even worse. Some of the only-moderately-frugal men I have dated have tolerated or even participated in my dumpster diving activities, but I have been informed by more than one gentleman while rummaging through a pawn shop, that I "don't really want" a metal detector instead of some jewelry. This leads me to believe that it must be the least sexy hobby of all. Like, if you were on a second date with somebody, it would be a near thing whether you would rather hear that they once did S1E1 of Black Mirror type activities or they belonged to a Metal Detecting Club.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by tylerrr » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:08 am

Just watched it.....A little polyanna, but certainly worth striving for...thanks

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Post by blackbird » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:22 am

7Wannabe5 wrote:I would like to recommend "The Detectorists." It is a British sitcom about the lives of the members of a Metal Detecting Club.
We discovered this recently, and it is one of my favorite shows (at least Season 1, which is all I've seen). Quirky and enjoyable.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by bryan » Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:11 am

https://www.youtube.com/user/sarcasmo57/videos - dopey (funny), bit sarcastic, fun-loving guy making some cooking/brewing youtube videos. brilliant.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by jennypenny » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:43 pm

Alain de Botton's 'Status Anxiety' https://youtu.be/t1MqJPHxy6g

I'm sure a lot of you have seen it, but I don't think it's listed here.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by cmonkey » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:30 am

@jp, I had never seen this, it was really great. I really enjoy Alain's work.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by black_son_of_gray » Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:45 pm

For an eclectic mix of gardening / DIY home repair / cooking ... I really enjoy http://www.gardenfork.tv/

YouTube channel also here

Just a great attitude in the presentation, and often hilarious when small mistakes are made.

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Post by BRUTE » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:12 pm

jennypenny wrote:Alain de Botton's 'Status Anxiety' https://youtu.be/t1MqJPHxy6g

I'm sure a lot of you have seen it, but I don't think it's listed here.
kind of hilarious how a British multi millionaire tells American poor/working poor to accept their place

but interesting

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:55 pm

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JX ... lZyD3nQdBA

stone age doesn't seem too bad, does it

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Post by theanimal » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:00 pm

BRUTE wrote:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JX ... lZyD3nQdBA

stone age doesn't seem too bad, does it
That's great. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by enigmaT120 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:35 am

I liked the little forge. I think I would just find some scrap steel to melt down though. Much better return for your effort.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:27 pm

yea, forced air induction forge.. what the actual fuck. this guy is leaving the stone age ON HIS OWN. the scene of him practicing the slingshot is also great.

seems like his whole point is not to use anything he didn't make himself. just imagine how much easier the whole wood cutting would be if he used a pocket knife instead of a sharp stone.

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Post by 7Wannabe5 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:41 am

Yeah, this guy is my idol.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:54 am

no homo, but brute likes the way he moves. seems like he's always using his whole body for every movement. his center of gravity follows his hands, when he's hammering in those stones, he's using his bodyweight. this is how humans should move.

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by CECTPA » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:31 pm

BRUTE wrote: kind of hilarious how a British multi millionaire tells American poor/working poor to accept their place
Brute, that's not his point :) His talking about anxiety :)
So following your logic, when I'm a millionaire, I'm automatically disqualified from talking about humility and frugality? :)

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by theanimal » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:04 pm

The slingshot and the bow and arrow are incredible. I want this guys skills. Looks like I just found something else to do this winter.

I'm interested to see if he'll delve much into sourcing food beyond that sweet potato video. Making these tools and houses is cool and all but if you can't eat, you're dead.

It's also fascinating how much interest these videos have garnered. These are skills that were commonplace for much of human history and lost somewhat recently. By reading the comments, this guy is perceived as other worldly in a way(not trying to take anything away from him, I'm enthralled as well).

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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Post by BRUTE » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:13 pm

theanimal wrote:I'm interested to see if he'll delve much into sourcing food beyond that sweet potato video. Making these tools and houses is cool and all but if you can't eat, you're dead.
in one of the videos he mentions that Australia (where this apparently takes place) has very strict rules on hunting, and that he can't hunt animals. so it's probably going to be limited to gardening.

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