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121  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 06:53:23 PM
Have no idea how she is still around.
122  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 06:52:31 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 09, 2014, 06:20:58 PM

Tried to hit Wendy's at lunch rush, but the lines were substantial.  I walked across the lot to Church's, which had no line, and no cars in the drive through.  So a 4-piece chicken strip meal was had and consumed.

Thought cross your mind as to why there may not have been a line...  paranoid
123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 04:51:26 PM
Well this thread was a friggin flop.

Guess I'll quit the site.

slywink

Just teasing whoever it was that said that.

Spoiler for Hiden:
Tee hee.
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 03:10:46 PM
Forgot to mention my favorite scene of the show.
Early season four:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Monk has just given 200.00 to the corner kids for school clothes so Marlo's name will ‘ring out’.
Mike refuses and starts walking off.
Marlo walks up to him ‘You too good for my money?”
Mike won’t make eye contact
Marlo:  or is you such a punk ass bitch you worried about where the money come from?
Mike immediately stiffens and starts eyeballing Marlo making it clear he won’t be punked.
Marlo looks back. Smirks, impressed, then chuckles and looks over at Chris.
Marlo: It's okay shortie...

I watched it like 12 times in a row.

Gives me chills.
125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Destiny -Bungie's new game with Activision on: July 09, 2014, 02:55:58 PM
I have no idea what to do about this game.

I'm desperate for something new but am not interested in MMO's in any form or fashion.

YK- There will be an XB1 beta or did I miss it already?
126  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 02:54:30 PM

Quote from: naednek on July 09, 2014, 02:26:20 PM

oops that was supposed to be in the mod forum.  I was looking at the policy since it's been a while and forgot to go back.

Oh well, if he chooses to return, it will be in 3 months.

Sorry for airing private mod stuff, Ken.  I wasn't aware.
127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 02:51:59 PM
Headed to Taco Bell where the grillers have found favor with me.

j00?
128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 09, 2014, 02:12:09 PM
Just added this to my watchlist on amazon.  Was going to ask the same thing.

I'll get to it at some point i guess.
129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 09, 2014, 02:07:31 PM
Just completed watching this again.

The first time I watched it on DVD about 6 years ago, season 2 rung out as my favorite.  The way the show moved from the streets to the ports was jarring and jarringly brilliant.

Now, I think season 4 is the greatest season of television I’ve ever seen.

Season five is absolutely the weakest of the series and this was confirmed by the fact that I remembered almost nothing about it. 
The focus switch to the newspaper was very well executed and overall it did a good job of wrapping everything up.  I didn’t remember all the main characters turning out so well at the end but was pleased by it.

Every time a character died it was an event and it was almost always shocking- not necessarily that they died- but that they were people I had come to care about whether they were ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ EVERY character was SO well rounded and this, I think, is what the Wire has done better than any show ever written: it has made ever character human and flawed, but not unredeemable. 

Upon rewatching, the death that haunted me most was that of

Spoiler for Hiden:
Brodie. I had forgotten he was killed and I thought for sure I remembered a scene of him still sitting on the corner at the end of the show…but apparently that was at the end of one of the other seasons.  It was a gut punch.

What really surprised me is that I found myself not liking Omar as much as I did the first time through.

Because I do these things, here’s how I rate the seasons:
4,3,2,1,5 

Before it would have been 2,3,4,1,5.

Grateful for the experience.
130  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:14:03 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 09, 2014, 03:27:18 AM

I've seen a few pretty spectacular flame-outs in all my years on the interwebs, but this may take the cake.  So congratulations on that, I guess.

Unless there's a post that was deleted, this 'flame out' is pretty tame.

Anyway, Ken posted this in the COC (giggles) thread:

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'm banning Zekester for 3 months.  This is his 3rd incident. He's not here to add to the community, he's here to get a rise out of people.

Thanks, Obama!
131  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:08:40 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 10:12:12 PM

Figures you like soccer. Attention fag.

Remember this?

Quote from: ATB
it's just the scorched earth way you present yourself that is off putting.

And then this?

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 01:06:30 PM

For the record i'm not trying to be an ass with my posts

<sigh>
132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Changes in gaming habits over the years... on: July 08, 2014, 02:45:36 PM
Biggest shift for me occurred when I got the 360. Until that point I was entirely an SP gamer.  With GRAW2 and Gears of War I shifted irrevocably into the MP category and as a result play very little other than that.

The benefits are return on investment (I'm at over 260 hrs in BF4 for example) but the drawback is that I have become such a competition junkee that the goings on in SP games now are not frenetic or challenging enough for me to be bothered with. I like the hyper-awareness one enters into with competitive MP and that leads me to ask: why fight against the AI in an SP campaign when I can actually fight against real people?

That said, I'm dying for an amazing story driven game.  I've started the most recent Tomb Raider game and I see why it is got raves, but I'm not making a point to play it.  I would love another Fallout. Would love another Last of Us.  But they are the exception.



133  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 02:17:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 08, 2014, 01:00:36 PM

...or in the middle.



 icon_lol
134  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 08, 2014, 12:56:26 PM
Well, the other thread got locked literally as I was posting this, so I'll just stick it here:

Quote from: Zekester on July 08, 2014, 02:23:17 AM

I'll stay out of R&P for good from now on. It's just the same like-minded people getting eachother off mentally anyway.

My guess is that you and I are politically closer (on some things) than I am with anyone else in here...it's just the scorched earth way you present yourself that is off putting.

Being an ass on the Right is not very different from being an ass on the Left.

135  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 08, 2014, 12:00:41 AM
this thread frigging sucks now.
136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:57:07 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 06:49:48 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM

Rick Hunter in his Skull Squadron Veritech would have taken them both at the same time.

How about Jetfire/Skyfire vs. Rick Hunter + Veritech?  IP lawyers don't get to enter the fight.

Any punk who loses one on one against Starscream ain't got no chance against Rick Hunter.
137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:45:17 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 06:22:33 PM



For the record this would never happen. Optimus would have kicked Leader 1's ass up and down the galaxy.

Rick Hunter in his Skull Squadron Veritech would have taken them both at the same time.
138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 06:23:10 PM
Random soon to be victim: You're Dusty Ayres we've...
Dusty Ayres: Missile Launch blam flam blamaa flammma!




Went out a killa!
139  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
That article does not explain how the standards have resulted in the lunches tasting badly or did i just miss it?

is that kids don't like whole grain bread instead of white or is the new bread somehow inedible? 

if it's the former, well, eating healthy takes some getting used to and the kids and parents just need to suck it up. If it's the latter it's a problem.

Article also doesn't tie the 'bad taste' to the drop in participation.
140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:49:03 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 07, 2014, 03:30:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.

You probably mostly remember the adventures of the SDF-1 with Rick Hunter, Minmei, Admiral Gloval, etc.  Those episodes have nothing to do with the adventures of Rand and the other guys with motorcycles that turn into robots.  You probably have little to no memory of the adventures of Dana Sterling, but those were also hamfisted into the 'Robotech' umbrella despite having nothing to do with the above two series.

I watched all 3 series. Invid invasion was my favorite. macross was 2. Robotech Masters (Dana Sterling) was a distant 3rd.

And how did they not match up? Seemed to work pretty well?
141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 03:05:50 PM
Loved the original series as a kid.

Thought Sentinels was bunk.

Have no idea what the proper story is vs. the non-proper story.
142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 04, 2014, 09:20:50 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 04, 2014, 03:43:49 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 04, 2014, 12:36:35 PM

Black people can be racist?  Does the media know about this?


Yes.  It's just that you don't see it as much because "White Man Confronted While Waiting In Line" naturally warrants less coverage than "All Black People Statistically Earn >20% Less Than White People" or "87% of All NYC Stop-and-Frisk Targets Are Black, Latino; 88% of All Searches Prove Fruitless."

-Autistic Angel

Hmm. white dude hits black kid. Stops to help. Gets mauled by black mob had almost no coverage. Neither the victim nor the mob were claimed by obama as what his son would look like.  But a 'white latino' (first time I'd ever heard of that ethnicity) kills a black kid and global headlines and obama says that's his son.

As for what you mention, The New Jim Crow is an excellent book about how we got into the situation and how we've all been manipulated to encourage the continuation of those exact situations.

Edit: Nice Red herring by the way. So racism is excusable if you're oppressed?
143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:35 PM
Black people can be racist?  Does the media know about this?
144  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 04, 2014, 12:34:15 PM

Quote from: Rip on July 04, 2014, 01:42:19 AM

I posted this on OO but I guess I should have posted it here as well.

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It's called Shooters Grill and it is located in Rifle, Colo., so naturally, the waitresses pack heat.

The burger joint, about 180 miles west of Denver, embraces the firearms theme with menu items like the "M16 burrito," "Smith & Wesson Grilled Cheese" and "Locked and Loaded Nachos." The salt and pepper shakers are made from shotgun shells. But the biggest Second Amendment statement is in the guns waitresses carry, including the Rueger Blackhawk .357 Ashlee Saenz sports.

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Owner Lauren Boebert, 27, started the trend when she began carrying a pistol shortly after opening the restaurant a year ago.

"I started open-carrying maybe a month after we opened just because I am a woman in business and I was there early hours and late nights," Boebert said. "There was a man beaten to death in the alley behind my restaurant last year. It was very unfortunate."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/02/waitresses-pack-heat-at-colorado-burger-joint/

 High five!


Big difference when it's the establishment doing it rather than the patrons doing it in a place where the establishment has requested people not to.

Either way, walking around a target, wendy's, gas station, whatever visibly armed just to do it has nothing to do with the right to bear arms.  It's just morons trying to show how 'counter culture' they are. That's right. They're the nouveau hipster.
145  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 05:34:09 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 03, 2014, 01:38:54 PM

And make voter ID a federal mandate.

Have you investigated about how this will severely limit the poor's ability to vote?  Keep in mind that though they are poor, they are Muricans!

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Or, if my tax dollars are being used, then i'd be all for just taking some of these countries over and making them better places to live so the people dont want to leave. Plus, there would be some return on the investment from any of the country's resources.

You're kidding right? This is a troll?

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IRS needs slapped down bad.
  Agreed



Quote
how about starting with welfare recipients being the first ones forced to eat only what you feel is "good"

Please explain why you brought the poor into this again.
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 03:41:19 PM
What is WAZ?
147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Enchanted 2 on: July 02, 2014, 06:48:36 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on July 02, 2014, 06:24:17 PM

Enchaned 2

PERV!
148  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Enchanted 2 on: July 02, 2014, 03:21:14 PM
Loved the first.

They should leave it alone.
149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Confessions of an Xbox One addict on: July 02, 2014, 02:14:02 AM
Wish I could muster love for the system like you do,  Hetz. It's basically been a BF4 box that I use to watch amazon and netflix.

Haven't tried Ryse, though...
150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Wire: Where have you been all my life on: July 02, 2014, 02:12:36 AM
Season 4 is the greatest season of television of all time.

Start to finish it is perfect. Absolutely perfect.  Just frigging amazing.
151  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 09:31:55 PM

Quote from: Zekester on July 01, 2014, 07:57:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 01, 2014, 12:38:29 PM

You got that right, ATB.  Good thing we're independents!  We can laugh at everyone no matter what happens!   icon_razz

Convenient, yes.

And also cowardly.

Explain how being an independent is either of those things please.  Preferably in a coherent manner free of ranting.
152  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 12:41:40 PM
Seriously, Hep, the only thing I'm angling for is consistency.

My conservative friends go buck on Obama left and right for doing the same things bush did and my lib friends give him a pass for doing the same things bush did.

If something should cause outrage with a repub in office, it should cause outrage when a dem is in the office.  That's all man.  THAT'S ALL!

Of course maybe the lack of threads in R&P is due to the drop in participants in the forum and not just having a dem in the WH.
153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 12:25:14 PM

Quote from: Roman on July 01, 2014, 01:15:51 AM

I thought for sure that he would bring back Gears of War 3 Tongue

 icon_wink

Have been meaning to fire that up again.
154  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 12:22:52 PM

Quote from: raydude on July 01, 2014, 11:31:15 AM

I think Rip is disappointed that we aren't exhibiting 'the outrage  mad' like a few people do when reading true (or untrue) things that they don't agree with.

At least not when it's a democrat doing the things that you should be outraged with...  icon_wink
155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 01, 2014, 12:06:13 AM
 icon_biggrin  Greatest thread title of all time.  icon_biggrin

And to answer your question, the only game I've played released in 2014 is Kinect Sports Rivals and it is not my game of the year.

2013's 2014 Game of the Year would be Battlefield 4.
156  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 12:04:24 AM

Quote from: Rip on June 30, 2014, 10:12:05 PM

What no liberal tears over the SCOTUS decisions today? Come on guys don't disappoint me.

No need to be inflammatory.
157  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [RIP] Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb, dead at 34 on: June 30, 2014, 03:08:20 PM
One year ago this week.  The Bombcast still isn't the same and it just seems like all the joy has gone out of Jeff for the hobby.

Kept Ryan as my av for the year in tribute but will likely change it when the mood strikes.

RIP Ryan.
158  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 30, 2014, 01:06:38 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 28, 2014, 01:05:45 AM

icon_lol  you're "locking thread"?

Ah man, thanks.  That made my day.  

Anyway, I addressed the situation earlier, as did Issie.  I wasn't aware there was further discussion to be had.

But that's neither here nor there since you locked the thread.   icon_lol

slywink
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC/neXtBox/360/Ps3/Ps4] Wolfenstein:The New Order on: June 30, 2014, 01:04:07 PM
39.99 at amazon...might dive on this.
160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (06/30) on: June 30, 2014, 01:00:21 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 30, 2014, 04:07:36 AM

Sniper Elite 3 maybe for the XB1

Aren't those games terrible?
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