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7321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Green lantern: First Flight on: April 08, 2009, 03:35:17 PM

Quote from: mytocles on April 08, 2009, 01:50:54 AM

I think I must like green... I'd also like to see a Green Arrow film - and do I dare hope for a Green Hornet movie?  I'm getting giddy!  icon_eek

Green Hornet (2010)
Super Max (aka Green Arrow) (2010)
7322  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking about getting a PS3... on: April 07, 2009, 11:47:48 PM
Do not go to that link if you have One-click ordering turned on.
7323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Evidence of time travel? on: April 07, 2009, 09:54:28 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 07, 2009, 09:50:13 PM

Quote from: Razgon on April 07, 2009, 09:44:17 PM

Quote from: The Grue on April 07, 2009, 09:24:42 PM

Soon people will knowget eaten in the dark .  Soon my time will come.

Fixed that for ya...

Anyways, its obviously a hoax, or something that has a simple explanation. As I understand the article, the watches WERE around at that time, its just the name "swiss" on the back thats throwing them off...could be a gazzillion explanations for that

The simplest explanation is often the best.  Simply put, sometime in the last 100 years, someone broke into that tomb wearing that watch and lost it.  The archeologists who believed that the tomb remained sealed are mistaken.

Dirk Gently would be very disappointed in you. 
7324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And I thought sleeping bags smelled bad, on the outside.... on: April 07, 2009, 09:24:52 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 07, 2009, 08:29:47 PM

Doesn't look very warm. Looks quite thin.

I'm sure that if they get the rights, they will actually get it to certain specifications.  No real need to put insulation in what they figured would be a mock-up for an April Fool's gag.
7325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1 year and 1600 posts later on: April 07, 2009, 06:41:57 PM
I've actually been looking at it a little lately, and I'm a top 100 poster on both boards.  Even more impressive is that some of the OO crowd had a two-year head start on me there.

My goal is Top 50 in the next year.
7326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1 year and 1600 posts later on: April 07, 2009, 05:27:41 PM
Let's not get ridiculous, now.  biggrin
7327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1 year and 1600 posts later on: April 07, 2009, 05:21:35 PM
My one-year will be Friday.  Same story as above.  And I am now two posts away from 1700.
7328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I hate when I have to work the next 6 days... on: April 07, 2009, 02:25:48 PM
I'm currently on day nine, looking at a minimum of three more, possibly even more than that depending on how this next code delivery goes.
7329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: April 06, 2009, 09:13:39 PM
Linkin Park
7330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: No Fast & Furious impressions? on: April 06, 2009, 09:11:00 PM
I'm willing to chalk up any opening weekend numbers to the fact that a film has and has reached their target audience.  Reaching their target audience would be the only "something right" I'm willing to give a film based on opening weekend. 
7331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Stargate SG-1] Does it get better? on: April 06, 2009, 07:39:16 PM
Absolutely.  Although it's been a while since I was actively watching due to a Netflix issue, they do pick up.  Some of the episodes are hilarious (to me) and once they start developing their direction, it really gets good.  Next up for me would be Season 8.  And I will be watching 9 and 10 because I actually liked watching the new cast members when they were on Farscape.  Season 6 (The Season Without Daniel Jackson) was a bit of a bump, but was still ok.
7332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF? on: April 06, 2009, 06:22:38 PM
Take it as a warped reading of thinking about those left behind.  All the suicide talk runs toward thinking about those around you and the pain that they would suffer if you killed yourself.  To someone in that mindset, it's not a large leap to think, "Hey, I'll just take them with me.  Problem solved."  And I would figure that argument to hold more weight if they believe in a happy, fun afterlife.
7333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And I thought sleeping bags smelled bad, on the outside.... on: April 06, 2009, 05:34:19 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on April 06, 2009, 03:46:27 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 06, 2009, 03:43:16 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on April 06, 2009, 03:38:52 PM

It is funny that an April Fool's Day joke could become a real product.

Just like last year

Quote
April Fool's Joke Turned Real
Yep. This unusual shirt was originally a joke product for April Fool's day. But after your overwhelming positive response and hundreds of e-mails screaming to "make the damn shirt already" we went ahead and made the damn shirt... please enjoy.

Your link amuses me.

Try this one instead.
7334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And I thought sleeping bags smelled bad, on the outside.... on: April 06, 2009, 03:43:16 PM

Quote from: Beer Goggles on April 06, 2009, 03:38:52 PM

It is funny that an April Fool's Day joke could become a real product.

Just like last year

Quote
April Fool's Joke Turned Real
Yep. This unusual shirt was originally a joke product for April Fool's day. But after your overwhelming positive response and hundreds of e-mails screaming to "make the damn shirt already" we went ahead and made the damn shirt... please enjoy.
7335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rescue Me returns Tuesday on: April 05, 2009, 08:31:25 PM
Yeah, not likely, especially considering I'm back at work today after a 7-hour session yesterday.  So much for my weekend...   crybaby
7336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Rescue Me returns Tuesday on: April 05, 2009, 08:17:05 PM
Season 5, yes?

Quote
Joining the cast will be actor Michael J. Fox

I want to watch this, have seen an episode or three, but need to find a way to shoehorn it into my Netflix schedule.
7337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So family guy on 3/29 had the full star trek TNG cast on it... on: April 05, 2009, 04:17:23 AM
That's my understanding of Family Guy as a whole.  Let's do a joke that's funny for five seconds ... and draw it out for thirty seconds or more. 
7338  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Is the Penny Arcade game (ep1) worth 800 points on: April 05, 2009, 01:51:36 AM
I played the demo but never bought it.  YMMV. 
7339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Beer] Spring ales finally making their appearance on store shelves... on: April 04, 2009, 11:26:03 PM
Franziskaner FTMFW!

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The name of Franziskaner can be traced back to the oldest privately-owned brewery in Munich. It was founded in 1363 in the heart of town by a brewer named Seidel Vaterstetter. Being located next to a Franciscan monastery, it took on the name by which it is known today: Franziskaner.

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All of Franziskaner's weiss beer products - Hefe-Weisse Hell and Hefe-Weisse Dunkel - are top-fermentation beers noted for their agreeable carbonation levels and zesty wheat flavour. The consistently high quality of our products makes Franziskaner weiss beers a refreshing taste sensation of a special sort. All Franziskaner weiss beers are brewed in strict adherence to the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.
7340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Three police officers killed in Pittsburgh shootout on: April 04, 2009, 11:08:10 PM
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The three slain officers were Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo III. Kelly had been on the force for 14 years, Mayhle and Sciullo for two years each. Another officer, Timothy McManaway, was shot in the hand and a fifth broke his leg on a fence.

"A Part of America Died"
 
Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died.

©1984 America Police Hall of Fame
7341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: tv - ER final ep on: April 04, 2009, 10:41:27 PM
Yeah, not like the good old days when we had Adam 12, the Andy Griffith Show, Car 54 Where Are You?, Dr. Kildare, Dragnet, Hawaii Five-O, Miami Vice, Matlock, Quincy, etc. slywink
7342  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: OH GOOD LORD! on: April 04, 2009, 09:14:33 PM
It's not like this kind of gaffe is new.

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It wasn't a bow, exactly. But Mr. Clinton came close. He inclined his head and shoulders forward, he pressed his hands together. It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.
...
There was that curtsy, during the Reagan years, when Lenore Annenberg, herself the chief of protocol, forgot herself entirely and did a little dip to greet a visiting Prince Charles. That prompted a stern warning from Miss Manners against those who might mock the effort that "was once put into freeing Americans from the necessity of bending their knees." Soon afterward, when Nancy Reagan greeted Queen Elizabeth II behind closed doors, her press secretary acknowledged that Mrs. Reagan had bowed her head but insisted, "It was definitely not a curtsy."
...
White House officials described Mr. Clinton's tilt as something of an improvisation. Because Emperor Akihito broke with tradition in turn to raise his glass at the state dinner, some even said Mr. Clinton had managed something of a breakthrough.

"Presidents don't bow, and Emperors don't toast," one official said. "So this was a little bit like the cultures meeting each other halfway."
7343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Three police officers killed in Pittsburgh shootout on: April 04, 2009, 08:43:16 PM
MSNBC

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PITTSBURGH - A man opened fire on officers during a domestic disturbance call Saturday morning, killing three of them, a police official said. Friends said he recently had been upset about losing his job and that he feared the Obama administration was poised to ban guns.

Neighbors described how a quiet street in the city’s Stanton Heights neighborhood turned into a battlefield with hundreds of rounds cracking through the morning air and fallen police officers lying bleeding in the street, their colleagues unable to reach them.
...
Friends identified the suspect as Richard Poplawski, 23, but police would not immediately confirm his name. The gunman was arrested after a four-hour standoff, police said.
...
Edward Perkovic said Poplawski, his best friend, feared “the Obama gun ban that’s on the way” and “didn’t like our rights being infringed upon.” Another longtime friend, Aaron Vire, said Poplawski feared that President Barack Obama was going to take away his rights, though he said he “wasn’t violently against Obama.”
...
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 133 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2008, a 27 percent decrease from year before and the lowest annual total since 1960.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, there had been 30 deaths in the line of duty for U.S. officers so far this year, with this incident raising the total to 33.  The trends so far this year had been below last year's totals until the Oakland incident. 

From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank the police and all first responders for their service to us to keep the public safe.  No officer should be asked to surrender their lives in the line of duty.  Despite the stories about the bad apples that get way too much press, I know that the majority of you are in the job for the right reasons.  Be safe out there.

7344  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist Gaming Plans - 4/3 on: April 04, 2009, 04:38:02 AM
Just finished Lego Indiana Jones.  Tomorrow will be spent at the office playing catch up after someone else's screw up cost me a day of work.   icon_evil crybaby
7345  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: LEGO Indiana Jones Impressions on: April 04, 2009, 04:36:42 AM
100% complete, 1000 Gamer Score.  Once I got past the stupid rotating column jumping puzzles, everything else was pretty fun.
7346  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vacation/Funeral on: April 03, 2009, 06:15:29 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss.  The timing certainly makes the situation decidedly odd...
7347  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Belated April Fools Day joke? on: April 03, 2009, 04:42:45 PM
I love the dialogue tree.

"I smell like bacon and summertime."
7348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no life on Mars on: April 03, 2009, 02:40:48 AM
Just stay away from any information about Ashes to Ashes, the follow-on series to the British one.  It got under way recently on BBC America and from my understanding, it will impact your knowledge of the Brit version.
7349  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: OH GOOD LORD! on: April 02, 2009, 05:40:13 PM
After the Braveheart line, I got the tone and decided to just roll with it.  Hence the Tongue in my overly-researched post. 

Heck, the name was changed to Windsor because the Germans were bombing London with the Gotha bomber during WWI.  This helped maintain British loyalty and avoid the fate of George's cousins, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II. 

From an atrocity standpoint, the Brits certainly don't have a monopoly on it.  It's just the one that we know the most about.
7350  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: OH GOOD LORD! on: April 02, 2009, 04:54:37 PM

Quote from: cheeba on April 02, 2009, 04:27:00 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 02, 2009, 04:17:46 PM

What atrocities would you attribute to her family in particular?
Didn't you watch Braveheart? smile

Edward I was a Plantagenet, which lost any association with the throne at the end of the War of the Roses (anyone up for a rousing game of Kingmaker?).  QEII is from the House of Windsor, issuing from the founding of the house by George V, formerly of the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, cadet branch of the House of Wettin.

 Tongue
7351  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: OH GOOD LORD! on: April 02, 2009, 04:17:46 PM

Quote from: cheeba on April 02, 2009, 03:55:35 PM

But given the atrocities committed by her family, and the history of our countries and that our nation should be anti-royalty, I would prefer my leaders and/or their wives to treat this so-called royalty just like any other citizen.

What atrocities would you attribute to her family in particular?
7352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: X-Men Origins: Wolverine on: April 01, 2009, 11:14:06 PM
Full film leaked

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When a high-quality, full-length work print of X-Men Origins: Wolverine surfaced on Internet bittorrent sites last night, early speculation was that this was a doomsday scenario for Fox and the filmmakers behind the tentpole, which is not due to be released until May 1. The response today from competing producers and studio execs, however, has been more measured.
7353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Request for Pete (The Fabulous ®) on: April 01, 2009, 11:08:49 PM
I like reading your stuff, Pete.  Heck, I'll go through your profile just to make sure I haven't missed anything good.
7354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Request for Pete (The Fabulous ®) on: April 01, 2009, 10:17:45 PM
Try this.
7355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Request for Pete (The Fabulous ®) on: April 01, 2009, 08:22:00 PM
What's with the "meAt" spelling, pEte?
7356  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Big PS3 announcement= PS2 price drop! on: April 01, 2009, 03:52:14 AM
 icon_lol

Whee-ha!
7357  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: An Error Has Occurred! The upload folder is full. on: April 01, 2009, 03:51:33 AM
I'll be in my bunk. 

Thanks, KD. 
7358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phineas and Ferb on: April 01, 2009, 03:35:11 AM
Why did no one tell me that the Madagascar Penguins have their own show?
7359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 01, 2009, 03:33:22 AM
7360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Ghostbusters Movie in the Works on: April 01, 2009, 01:14:53 AM
I thought it was supposed to be Geistbusters.
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