Comments from aarone46

It always comes to this: compare minimum wages in each country, as well as average salaries. Australia's about twice the number, which means even with the exchange rate, the proportion of income it costs an average Australian is not as outrageous as Australians try to make it with everything. It's not different from cost of living in a city being higher and mirrored by higher average incomes in cities.
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May 9, 2015 on Don’t Worry, Tame Impala Currents Vinyl Won’t Actually Run You $45
Yeah! My family owns the celery farm on the other side of it from your house!
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July 5, 2013 on Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State Turns 10
Dude, my family lives in Hamilton, and I think I know the gravel pit you're talking about! If i tallied the times I've played Michigan vs. Illinois, it'd probably be Illinois, no contest, but Michigan does feel so much more nostalgic and authentic. Like someone else mentioned, the song "Holland" means so immensely much to me, because it quite literally provided the soundtrack for taking a nap on the shore of Lake Michigan at the end of my RA year at college with the rest of my staff ("things will end before they start"). However Illinois compared in acclaim, landmark quality, or whatever, this album is still an absolute masterpiece.
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July 1, 2013 on Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State Turns 10
Well, it just came out, so fret not. You've only missed it by about 2 weeks. I think it's some of their best sonic composition.
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March 18, 2013 on The 10 Best They Might Be Giants Songs
Possibly the fact that you commented on it in a fairly cavalier, dickish way. Go ahead, be excited about Daft Punk. But going out of your way to say "This story doesn't matter to me as much as other things" is pointless and serves only negative purposes.
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May 31, 2012 on Against Me! Singer Plays First Gig As A Woman
Well, we did see her lying on the ground like a dead body at acting class, her body disappearing into the floor, leaving us only with her head and hands...yeah, I almost feel like the Pete "foreshadowing" started to be laid on pretty thick this episode, perhaps to the point of red herring.
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May 7, 2012 on Mad Men: So This Is Just The Megan Show, Now?
I admire most the kid's ability to go from looking basically content to pitiful as all get out once his mother asks what's wrong. It's not until the question is asked that anything appears to be wrong at all. However, I'm bothered by the mother's seeming inability to pluralize the word "donut." You'd think it was a word like "deer" or "moose."
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December 15, 2011 on Can This Kid Just Have Some Doughnuts For Once In His Life?
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December 13, 2011 on The Gummy Awards: Your Top 10 Tracks Of 2011
Am I the only one who thinks it's curious that Mumford and Sons is getting all of these nomintations for a song that first appeared on an album in October of two-thousand-and-NINE?? I mean, I do love "The Cave" and the band, but that especially seems tardy.
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December 1, 2011 on Bon Iver Nominated For 4 Grammy Awards
Are you guys Grand Rapidians? I went to college there, and I'm hoping to move back within the next year! I had no idea there were other GR folks around, certainly not as active as you guys! I would love to #occupythemeanwhile, but alas I'm out of the country.
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November 15, 2011 on Community’s Mid-Season Hold OR: Occupy Wall Street Evacuated
I get it! Stepping STOOL!!!!!
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May 27, 2011 on Tips On Using The Toilet
I'm a Grand Rapids monster by heart, but currently camping out in Honduras, teaching. Grand Rapids meet-up in late June??? Or Honduras meet-up??
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April 9, 2011 on Monsters’ Ball: 3rd Anniversary Open Thread
werttrew could seal her fate by naming her Awkward. Then she'd have to become a doctor for the palindrome effect.
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February 18, 2011 on Kyle The Mall Escalator Idiot, You Will Never Have My Permission To Date My Daughter, Ever
I had a hard time believing at some points that I was listening to a new album - some points just sound so much like points on previous albums. That said, my rocking out was hardly hampered.
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November 16, 2010 on Girl Talk All Day: Download The Free New Album Now
Lucky for you, there IS an Illinoise numero dos. The Avalanche :)
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October 11, 2010 on Sufjan On Retiring His Shtick
The Red, Orange, Yellow, and Brown Mile
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September 29, 2010 on Best New Party Game 32: Autumn Movies
The Gourd, the Bad, and the Ugly? I'll stop.
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September 29, 2010 on Best New Party Game 32: Autumn Movies