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Mustachian entertainment?
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:00:53 AM »
I was watching that new show "The Finder" Friday night and recognized the main character as a Mustachian badass. No wonder I enjoy the show!

Then yesterday I heard an old song on the radio that struck me a Mustachian theme song, "Taking Care of Business" by Randy Bachman:

You get up every morning from your alarm clock's warning
Take the 8:15 into the city
There's a whistle up above and people pushin', people shovin'
And the girls who try to look pretty
And if your train's on time you can get to work by nine
And start your slaving job to get your pay
And if you ever get annoyed look at me I'm self-employed
I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be
Taking care of business every day
Taking care of business every way
I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
Work out


I couldn't help but sing along and rock out!

Are there any shows/movies/songs that resonate with your FI goals?

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Re: Mustachian entertainment?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 04:05:02 PM »
"Starve" by Henry Rollins. "I keep my existence lean"

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Re: Mustachian entertainment?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 04:55:19 PM »
I find the TV to be anti-mustachian.

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 06:32:32 PM »
I find the TV to be anti-mustachian.

What about the radio? Surely music can be mustachian.

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 07:51:51 PM »
I was watching that new show "The Finder" Friday night and recognized the main character as a Mustachian badass. No wonder I enjoy the show!


I love that show! TV is one of those anti-mustachian things I just can't get rid of. I can definitely get rid of cable, but I need hulu/netflix for my TV fix.....and Walter from The Finder is definitely mustachian!

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Re: Mustachian entertainment?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 10:56:12 PM »
Pandora

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 06:15:31 AM »
Yup Pandora all the way for me too.

I use it all the time, everywhere.  It is a very Zen way to experience music.  You get to hear the type and style of music you want, but since you cannot pick a specific track/artist, you never have to think about it.  It is very simplifying.

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 11:16:05 AM »
Thanks for the tip, I never heard of Pandora before!

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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2012, 12:08:18 PM »
Does the paid version of Pandora have ads in it? I've stopped using the free version because I can't stand the commercials anymore. 

 Reducing my exposure to advertising has been very liberating.

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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2012, 12:42:36 PM »
Paid version has no ads at all, absolutely none.  It also has higher quality audio (192kbps, I believe), and basically unlimited skips (I've never hit the limit).

To me it is totally worth $36/year.  I have it on close to 12 hours per day and I have not otherwise spent any money whatsoever on music in 5+ years.

I discover new music via Pandora as a pleasant surprise when something plays (like hey, I didn't know this group had a new album) since I don't listen to the radio, hence never hear any ads, lol.

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Re: Mustachian entertainment?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2012, 01:41:51 PM »
Grooveshark

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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012, 12:38:12 AM »
Spotify... free music streaming with ads.

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Re: Mustachian entertainment?
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012, 08:13:51 AM »
Does the paid version of Pandora have ads in it? I've stopped using the free version because I can't stand the commercials anymore. 

 Reducing my exposure to advertising has been very liberating.

Block the ads?
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 08:18:10 AM »
Does the paid version of Pandora have ads in it? I've stopped using the free version because I can't stand the commercials anymore. 

 Reducing my exposure to advertising has been very liberating.

Block the ads?

They're built into the radio stream, like commercials on a regular radio station. The way you block them is paying the subscription fee.

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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 08:45:52 AM »

They're built into the radio stream, like commercials on a regular radio station. The way you block them is paying the subscription fee.

They're blockable.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2012, 09:06:28 AM »
They're blockable.

Do share with us.

edit: 10 seconds of googling turned up a magic chrome extension that just saved me $36/year.  I'll report back in a few days on how well it actually works.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2012, 10:12:05 AM »
I leave it as an exercise to the reader to determine how to do so, or if doing so is within their ethics.

I'm merely pointing out that the arbitrary limitations like "only skip X tracks per hour" and "must listen to ads" are easily circumvented, if one is interested.

FWIW, if you use it a significant amount, I believe you should support it.  $36/yr ($3/mo) isn't that much.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2012, 12:51:33 PM »
Documentaries, TED talks.
Occasionally, the Daily Show.
To a lesser degree, home improvement shows.

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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2013, 08:06:37 AM »
I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to share a nice date night movie that I found on Netflix yesterday.  It's called Penny Pinchers.  A great K-drama/rom com. http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Penny_Pinchers/70241160?locale=en-US