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    [–] Eminem is a ruthless man Boukish 1 points ago in MurderedByWords

    The topic was not "best album selling artist" the topic was "best selling artist". You moved the goalpost from "selling" to "selling albums".

    I didn't say anything about how the RIAA calculates sales re: double albums, I clarified what a double album is and why it should count.

    [–] Eminem is a ruthless man Boukish 2 points ago * (lasted edited 9 hours ago) in MurderedByWords

    Shifting goalposts while ignoring context is totally unproductive.

    The economics of music sales have changed a lot over the decades. Drake's album sales don't compare to Eminem's and Eminem's don't compare to Elvis's because album purchase rates overall have declined over the past sixty years, accelerating over the past two decades with the ubiquity of streaming. This is why they've had to adjust how they calculate commercial success to better reflect the realities of how music is sold today. A lot of the difference you see between Drake's and Eminem's number come from the fact that, for a good decade before Drake's career started, Eminem was thriving in a time when albums and radio play were still the only sources for music (commercially).

    If you want to go "okay well he's not the best selling in albums!" then I go "okay well he's not the best selling in singles" and we haven't accomplished anything. You still need to establish a reason WHY we should take less album sales 10+ years ago as more meaningful than more single sales today. If RIAA's algorithms for drawing equivalence in commercial sales don't suit, what would you prefer?

    And so what that it's a double album, why wouldn't it count? A double album is not "two albums sold together." Pink Floyd's The Wall is a double album, the Beatles' The White Album is a double album, Tupac's All Eyez On Me is a double album, Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a double album. Something is a double album because the physical media that holds the music is not capable of containing everything on a single disc or vinyl. That's it. The "two solo albums" of Speakerboxx/TLB were not individually sold. If it were sold on bluray, it wouldn't be a double album even though it would still be "two solo albums smashed together," that's just not what the phrase means. One group produced one commercial work, so it is perfectly valid to hold the commercial success under a singular metric the same as we do every other album.

    [–] One of these beds. Boukish 2 points ago in INEEEEDIT

    When getting a new mattress I personally recommend buying from a place that offers guaranteed returns and also sleeping on the mattress for a day or two before taking it out of the plastic (to ease returning). If you can go that first 72 hours and your body feels great and well rested, you probably have at least an okay fit.

    Everyone is different, some people are knobbier and bonier, some people are more cushy. Just don't buy a waterbed.

    [–] Patrick Warburton drops the puck and brings back David Puddy to pump up the New Jersey Devils crowd Boukish 1 points ago in sports

    Do you have any solutions for isolating this area? I have great shoulders, arms, barrel chest (big bones), but I lift my arms up and it looks almost comical the way my ribs cave in under my shoulders. Any tips?

    [–] Eminem is a ruthless man Boukish 7 points ago in MurderedByWords

    If you had wanted to argue commercial success equates to artistic merit, you just kinda shot yourself in the foot. Drake is the best selling artist of all time, not Eminem. And it is OutKast, not Eminem, who has the best selling rap album of all time.

    [–] One of these beds. Boukish 9 points ago in INEEEEDIT

    As a general rule soft beds are comfortable but firm beds are healthy.

    Support is the name of the game.

    [–] Fox News calling Trump fascist Boukish 3 points ago in facepalm

    Reading might, yes.

    Try it.

    [–] Staff were even made to provide everything - he didn't even supply boxes, tape or a moving truck or offer to pay for gas. Boukish 2 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in AdviceAnimals

    Au contraire. When accused of impropriety in a labor dispute, the company is actually the one that has to prove they didn't break the law. Guilt is facially assumed in cases of retaliation.

    That's why businesses are so disproportionately anal about documentation when it comes to minorities and protected classes, so they can provide a paper trail.

    [–] Bernie Sanders Raises Over $3.3 Million From 120,000 Small Donors in Just 10 Hours Boukish 3 points ago in politics

    He was socialist enough that Mussolini looked up to his policies.

     "Roosevelt is a socialist, not a Democrat," declared Republican Rep. Robert Rich of Pennsylvania during a debate on the House floor on July 23, 1935.

    "The New Deal is now undisguised state socialism, declared Senator Simeon D. Fess (R-Ohio) today as he pictured President Roosevelt as the New Deal's leading socialist," reported the Chicago Daily Tribune on Aug. 7, 1934. "The president's recent statements," Fess said, "remove any doubt of his policy of state socialism, which necessitates increased activities of the government in either ownership or operation of industry, or both."

    It's no surprise Bernie Sanders specifically points to the New Deal as a working model of democratic socialism - because that's what it is. That's what it's always been.

    [–] Bernie Sanders Raises Over $3.3 Million From 120,000 Small Donors in Just 10 Hours Boukish 6 points ago in politics

    Tell that to Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    He got elected more times than any other president in history on a platform of social democracy.

    What do you think new deal democrats are, exactly?

    [–] $100 Bill under microscope Boukish 15 points ago in woahdude

    Statistically each person on Earth makes ~$3000 a year.

    Shit, better adjust my lease.

    [–] Bernie Sanders Raises Over $3.3 Million From 120,000 Small Donors in Just 10 Hours Boukish 12 points ago in politics

    You mean to tell me we can alter public perception on the word "gay" and yet this is hopeless? Screw that noise.

    We already had a red scare, can we please stop letting the public stir itself into a frenzy over words they don't understand. Educate them. Socialism, public ownership, is not wrong and it does not create a slippery slope. Every country with a centralized governmenr on the planet engages in it. Fight back.

    We need to fall in love with the mixed economy again. Fuck ignorance, take back the language.

    Socialism socialism socialism. Ooga booga.

    [–] Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Rap/Funk] Boukish 2 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in Music

    Top fifty, actually - Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation at 48 - just five spots under Dark Side of the fucking Moon for crying out loud.

    The list is way more inclusive than you think, don't go into it with preconceived notions. Album number 6 is by a black artist (Marvin Gaye), Miles Davis at 12.

    Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Muddy Waters, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Chuck Berry, Robert Johnson, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Bob Marley, Coltrane, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sly and the Family Stone, Prince, Otis Redding, and Aretha Franklin all cracked the top 100, some multiple times.

    As someone who primarily listens to rap, I absolutely love the implication that all minority interest should be represented by rap music exclusively. Fuck Robert Johnson and his white rock music lol. You have to actually be wearing blinders to act like this list is white.

    At least rap has any representation. No instrumental work that I can see means no edm, no classical.

    [–] AITA for Objecting to "Female Employee Only" Parking Spaces at My Workplace? Boukish 4 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    For both men and women, rates of police-reported violent victimization were highest among young adults aged 18 to 24, and lowest among seniors aged 65 and over. However, when sex is taken into account among the various age groups, a notable difference in the risk of victimization is observed (Chart 2). Females between the ages of 18 and 44 reported higher rates of violent victimization compared to male victims within the same age categories, with females 18 to 24 years of age having the highest rate of victimization of all victims, regardless of age or sex.

    [–] 33 students at 2 Vancouver schools ordered to stay home until they can prove they've had measles vaccine Boukish 13 points ago in worldnews

    Unfortunately the wealth to support your family does not imply enough intelligence to vaccinate. This type of solution is effective but does nothing to protect wealthy children whose parents can view vax measures as an optional tax.

    [–] Good answer 👌🏻 Boukish 5 points ago in memes

    That woman's name?

    Albert Einstein.

    [–] Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Rap/Funk] Boukish 3 points ago in Music

    And in the process pigeonholing the concept of "greatest album of all time" into just whatever the person individually likes hearing the most, openly stating that things like cultural impact, longevity, innovation don't factor into his opinion. I don't think every opinion has the same inherent validity, opinions that are not well founded are clearly worse to me.

    I'm just saying in my opinion the idea of "favorite work" and "greatest work" are two separate ideas.

    [–] This is Caleb. Caleb has a degree in zoology and asks his customers what their favorite animal is. He gives them facts while completing their orders! Boukish 1 points ago in MadeMeSmile

    Consider the following options: project management, sys admin, technical writing, b2b sales, and various analytics.

    Coming to these jobs with strong technical skills can make you very successful.

    [–] Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Rap/Funk] Boukish 2 points ago in Music

    I'm gonna be real when I say I think Acid Rap is the best rap album of all time, so I'm no stranger to "alternative" picks. I'm not someone who thinks everyone should hold Illmatic or The Chronic (as fucking great as they are) above all else or something.

    I just don't think it's the best album, full stop, of all time.

    Will throw in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, I think that shit still bangs.

    (And I can't tell if this is an obvious opinion or controversial but I don't care who you are, if you can't get down on Sgt. Peppers you're wrong. Fite me.)

    [–] Outkast - SpottieOttieDopaliscious [Rap/Funk] Boukish 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in Music

    Yes, this is all I'm trying to say here. Aquemimi is great but like, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Abbey Road, Aquemimi, The Chronic, Highway 61 Revisited, Discovery, all this shit sounds crazy different but it's all clearly world class genre topping music.

    It's not disrespecting OutKast to acknowledge just how much musical talent and prestige exists. I just don't think it's fair to purport that your favorite album should be taken as the greatest album of all time, and I have no idea why I'm getting attacked for that view lol.

    [–] LPT: When cooking, cut your onions before your chillies so that you don't wipe your onion-induced tears with your chilli fingers Boukish -1 points ago in LifeProTips

    Another good piece of knowledge. See, now we're all contributing, no need to fight.

    Some people really don't know this stuff and that's okay, but I think everyone deserves to.

    [–] LPT: When cooking, cut your onions before your chillies so that you don't wipe your onion-induced tears with your chilli fingers Boukish -1 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in LifeProTips

    Well, no, the comment I replied to was sharing a very basic tip about fundamental kitchen safety. Someone who would benefit from that knowledge also runs a fair chance of benefitting from other fundamental knowledge, like stepping away from falling things in a kitchen.

    And since the consequences for not knowing this information are "lose toes" or "suffer burns" and not "cry a bit from an onion," I'd think its necessity in learning before experience instead of through experience would be pretty self-evident.

    I've been cooking since before reddit started, but you are cute though. Coffee?