Random Thoughts That Don’t Warrant Their Own Thread 2019

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  1. Oranjello

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    Not really? In no way would my upcoming wedding be considered small, and I'm still cutting out buddies' +1's because it's a stupid waste of money for my single buddies from Denver or wherever to bring some strange to a wedding in Alabama when my fiancee is inviting a stupid amount of people and there will be plenty of strange there for the taking.

    I think the mindset of a "+1 for everyone" is a dumb general rule and the people advocating for it either a) don't have tons of friends, or b) have an unlimited budget.

    I've been given free reign to invite as many people as I'd like and I still think that's dumb as hell and it'd literally be more fun to take the money and set it on fire at the wedding since everyone loves fire but who knows whether some vapid girl from Dallas will even talk to anyone
     
  2. beist

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    dead @ bitcoin buy $100
     
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  3. dallasdawg

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  4. Futureman

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    Yeah, normally that would be true just not in his case. He built a friend of ours 3,000sf house in 4 months and only subcontracted out electrical, roofing, and HVAC. He’s a licensed plumber and can frame a home in days. He’s a different cat in that he will work 7 days a week until the job is done so he can move onto the next one.
     
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  5. Arkadin

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    Your own labor cost is still a cost. It's anywhere from like 30-50% of the cost of a new build home. It's a shit load of money on "only electrical, roofing, and HVAC" alone even if you say that 120 days of his time is worth nothing
     
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  6. Futureman

    Futureman I’m gonna defer to Marcus on this one
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    Him saying he can rebuild it for material cost is really just a line he uses. But he’s a contractor who builds homes for a living so he knows exactly what it would take to rebuild his own house (that he built himself a few years ago). Knowing him he’d make money on it.
     
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  7. dump

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    Arkadin know it all is on the clock today
     
  8. Gin Buckets

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    Full disclosure, I'm a huge fanboy of Oasis. That said, I thought it was kind of awesome seeing Noel Gallagher headline a decently large festival in the UK recently. This performance of Stop Crying Your Heart Out, in particular, was quite amazing. Love it when the crowd gets that involved.

     
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  9. Pillsbury Throwboy

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    More like the shit of your pants
     
  10. Steve Prefontaine

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    175 people, free beer and wine, seated plated dinners (beef short ribs, chicken, or vegetarian)
     
  11. Arkadin

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    Now imagine you didn't have anywhere near as much money as you did, and still wanted the same things
     
  12. Arkadin

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    Or you were inviting 175 people to that same wedding and 50 of them were single and brought 50 more people
     
  13. Arkadin

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    It's all about what you want. Some people want the things they can afford without a bunch of random people at the wedding. Some people have enough money it doesn't matter

    Personally, I'd add liquor to the bar and tell the randoms to stay home
     
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  14. AlternativeFactsRule

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    People should just fucking elope.
     
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  15. Arkadin

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    Team do whatever you want as long as you can afford it
     
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  16. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Inviting people to a wedding is a hostile act of aggression.
     
  17. Arkadin

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    I've had some fantastic times at weddings with my friends. And I look forward to a number of them that are coming because they will be great times
     
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  18. Joe_Pesci

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    It's unlikely that I would bring a +1 who didnt know either the bride or the groom unless it was a serious relationship
     
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  19. jonbenetramsey

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    By the time the planning was all done and we were a few weeks away, even my wife said the same thing. My relatively normal wedding was a tremendous waste of money.
     
  20. Joe_Pesci

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    Two of my good friends did this. Then they threw a bigass reception/party at their house some time afterward and it was awesome.
     
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  21. teel

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    Just got sad summer tix and high school teelsy is gonna have himself a time :rockin:

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. IvanTheTerrible

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    I've had a first date be a wedding in New Orleans (Granted I knew the girl from our tailgate). Arguably the most fun I've had at a wedding. Gained a few golf & tennis friends because I rolled the dice on that one.

    Flipside, I was dating a girl for about 4 or 5 mos in undergrad. She invited me to her older sisters wedding in Chicago. The food, location, and party were amazing. My ex's immediate family and friends were some of the most pretentious people I've ever come across.
     
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  23. Boo MFer!

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    Congrats to our own Jesse Palmer on his upcoming nuptials!

     
  24. Boo MFer!

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    Would absolutely love this show. No shame.
     
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  25. Joe_Pesci

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    I take it that second group wouldnt have much interest in metal music
     
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  26. Joe_Pesci

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    Actually I like talking to the olds at weddings. Especially ones related to the bride or groom because most of the time they do not give a fuck about what people think of their opinions and view it as an occasion to share them with enthusiasm
     
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  27. Tiffin

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    I have no idea what I'm looking at
     
  28. Tiffin

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    Also, all my buddies weddings so far have been RSVP with the option for +1 or not. Yall have some weird rules.
     
  29. Boo MFer!

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    A bunch of really great bands that most people here will think are terrible.
     
  30. Tiffin

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    I generally think this that about most music you and teel post, so fair. No offense, do you. People definitely dislike some shit I listen to.
     
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  31. teel

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    I listen to literally every genre of music I’m a psychopath
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    To be fair, I’ve been listening to pop punk for 20+ years, but it’s not all that I enjoy. :idk:
     
  33. teel

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    ELECTRIC

     
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  34. Boo MFer!

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    You Left Me is probably my favorite Maine song.
     
  35. 941Gator

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  36. Bo Pelinis

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    I listened to pop punk in 2002 then I grew up like a god damn adult.
     
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  37. Boo MFer!

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    Mayday with Jason Lancaster >>>>>>> Mayday without Jason Lancaster
     
  38. Steve Prefontaine

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    Are we considering bands like Japandroids or Cloud Nothings to be pop punk?
     
  39. Toast

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  40. Bo Pelinis

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    Worst pop punk band I listened to had to be Simple Plan. That stuff is just awful.
     
  41. Boo MFer!

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    GOOD FOR YOU! SOME OF US LIKE BEING THE OLDEST GUY IN THE ROOM AT A NEW FOUND GLORY SHOW, OK?
     
  42. Bo Pelinis

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    I’ll still fucks with the starting line though.
     
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  43. Bo Pelinis

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    I feel like there’s probably mostly old guys at a new found glory concert at this point no?
     
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  44. Joe_Pesci

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    Context matters, like you say.

    My stance comes from two things.

    I've been a +1 at a small-ish (~40 people) wedding and it wasn't very fun to be asked whether I knew the bride or the groom by 2/3 of the people there when I did not know either.

    Also one side of my family is very large and Catholic, so I always felt for guests who had to sit through Mass and then be one of a handful who didn't take Communion while 98% of the people around them did. No one in my family really cares if you aren't Catholic, but I imagine it's not very comfortable for guests when it happens. I don't do it myself and it's uncomfortable enough for me, even though I know everyone.
     
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  45. Boo MFer!

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    There’s not.

    Source: me.
     
  46. Goose

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    I’m a DICK. ADDICTED TO YOU
     
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  47. Bo Pelinis

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    Interesting I figured angsty teenagers would want to listen to other angsty teenagers not angsty 40 year old men.
     
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  48. Bo Pelinis

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    One of their members is legitimately 42 years old.
     
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  49. Boo MFer!

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    No, there’s a surprising amount of younger kids.
     
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  50. Bo Pelinis

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    Man Conner your life sucks because your mom took your Tahoe away let’s listen to some Simple Plan

     
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