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7401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ammo???? on: April 14, 2009, 03:16:49 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on April 14, 2009, 03:11:11 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on April 14, 2009, 07:37:27 AM

I'm not quite sure how you can avoid a political discussion when the reason for the shortages is at least partially political.
Isn't is more paranoia than political?
What makes you think there's a difference in this case?
7402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pope Gone Wild in Philly on: April 14, 2009, 03:13:28 PM
What did they do, just transfer the guy from Tucson?
7403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ammo???? on: April 14, 2009, 03:46:37 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on April 14, 2009, 02:35:34 AM


From all the news I've seen, everyone else already has...
7404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 14, 2009, 03:44:44 AM

Quote from: Azhag on April 13, 2009, 08:41:27 PM

7405  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (4/13) on: April 13, 2009, 05:40:24 PM

Quote from: depward on April 13, 2009, 03:55:01 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on April 13, 2009, 12:03:06 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 13, 2009, 07:12:13 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on April 13, 2009, 05:44:15 AM

I concur.
7406  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: April 13, 2009, 04:20:48 PM
...and the backlog grows...  smile
7407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 50 amazing tilt-shift photos on: April 13, 2009, 02:25:10 PM
Wiki has you covered.  From the tags on some of the photos, it appears that there is post processing that can be done to create the effect instead.

Looking at some of the photos, however, I find it difficult to tell that anything has been done.
7408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Parks and Recreation on: April 13, 2009, 02:22:24 PM

Quote from: Lee on April 13, 2009, 05:20:31 AM

I liked it. Better than 95% of network sitcoms. Not laugh out loud funny, but enjoyable.

I disagree.  I find CBS has the best comedies at the moment, what with their entire Monday line-up and Gary Unmarried.  Although, I would watch P&R before I would ever watch Worst Week again.
7409  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you playing this weekend [Long weekend edition] on: April 13, 2009, 03:41:17 AM
I played my way to apathy on Soul Caliber 2.  It gos back to Gamefly tomorrow.  I started a 2-week trial on LOTRO.
7410  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pirates Seize Ship Crewed by Americans on: April 12, 2009, 08:13:18 PM

Quote from: Moliere on April 12, 2009, 06:42:19 PM

Two other Somalis, one involved in the negotiations and another in contact with the pirates, also said the talks collapsed because of the U.S. insistence that the pirates be arrested and brought to justice.
This must be a foreign concept to people in Somalia.
Picture Depression-era U.S. with the whole bank robber things.  At that time, they were idolized and seen as modern versions of Robin Hood.  I can certainly see that these pirates, brining millions of dollars into the local economy, are not in the least looked down upon by the majority of the citizens of Somalia and they would be unwilling to turn them over to any sort of law enforcement.

Maybe we should fight money with money and offer to pay the equivalent or more of these ransoms to people who will turn them over to the authorities.  The trick is, there really aren't any authorities in Somalia at the moment anyway...

The situation in Somalia would be very different if not for the complete policy shift by Clinton after the Battle of Mogadishu
7411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woody Harrelson is nuts... on: April 12, 2009, 06:38:56 AM
Pushing him in the face does not jive really well with the zombie excuse.  That's just asking to be bitten.

And yeah, Woody's nuttier than Mr. Peanut.
7412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: April 12, 2009, 04:39:34 AM
7413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Security System on: April 11, 2009, 08:50:16 PM
You'd be amazed at what can fit through a pet door.
7414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / PETA takes on the Lich King on: April 11, 2009, 05:47:27 PM
PETA has decided that playing whack-a-seal in Northrend is a sign of loyalty to the Lich King and is holding a save-the-virtual-baby-seals event in World of Warcraft that began at 1 P.M. EST today.

Quote from: PETA
Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.  You must be in the WhisperWind realm in order to fight... go to Northrend, where you will find a zone called Howling Fjord, where the baby seals live on glaciers and boats float in the fjords. This will be the battleground to stop the slaughter.
7415  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The GodFather 2 Impression on: April 11, 2009, 05:38:39 PM
EA has decided that it wants to get the press reviewing the game to get arrested.  They sent out a press kit complete with a set of brass knuckles, which are illegal ... pretty much everywhere.
7416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The end of concerts in Canada? on: April 11, 2009, 05:34:19 PM
Maynard's too busy making wine these days anyway.  He was actually in the DFW area a couple of weeks ago on a wine appearance and leveraging the local rock station to get people to come out.  Almost like he knew that people would come see his new stuff based on his old stuff....
7417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Parks and Recreation on: April 10, 2009, 07:53:00 PM
I watched the premiere.  I doubt that I will be watching any more of it.  I like looking at Poehler, but it all goes pear-shaped once I hear her trying to be funny.
7418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2009, 07:03:40 PM
From my past (limited) experience with fishing, you need something to carry them.  Most true fisherman will use a fish stringer.

(fishing) A cord or chain, sometimes with additional loops, that is threaded through the mouth and gills of caught fish.

7419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Southland on: April 10, 2009, 04:37:35 PM
You don't know about real cops!  Oh, wait, maybe you do.   icon_biggrin

Now that I think about it, I'm getting a Shield-lite kinda vibe from it. 

As for Cudlitz, I got the feeling that he really wanted to put the kid through trial by fire and the talk after the shooting was kinda meant as a pep talk to get him through it.  Not exactly motivational speaker level of talk, but trying to get through to him so he didn't shut down.
7420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: April 10, 2009, 04:34:44 PM
It's a stick.

One of the branches has been shoved out the gills to hold it.
7421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gamestop Article on: April 10, 2009, 04:26:39 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 10, 2009, 03:51:06 PM

I often wonder how Gamestop stays in business.  The two closest to me are next door to Walmarts.  The Walmart often has a better selection of both console and PC games at better prices.  It seems to me that in an effort to be everything to everyone, Gamestop lost all marketing differential beyond being a used console game shop. 

The Walmarts in the Dallas area keep all of their console games under lock and key.  PC games are fair game for any shoplifters, but if I wanted to get a console game, I have to find the KeyMaster.  It makes me feel like being roasted in the depths of the Slor is preferable.
7422  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My Brute! on: April 10, 2009, 03:25:16 PM

Level 3 with 4/2/3 stats.  I currently have a fan and a couple pointy objects.
7423  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: iPhone/iTouch app and game thread on: April 10, 2009, 03:11:23 PM
Come play chess with me!  You already know my tag.
7424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC]Southland on: April 10, 2009, 02:25:52 PM
I liked it. It was interesting in that the
Spoiler for Hiden:
shooting went down so quickly.  No lead up, no anything.

I think it'll be a decent show.  And I hope Cudlitz gets to stick around.  I've liked watching him work ever since Gross Pointe Blank.
7425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The end of concerts in Canada? on: April 10, 2009, 04:27:24 AM
She came to my previous town a a few years ago.

The joke headline?  Britney Blows Transformer.  Optimus Prime could not be reached for comment.
7426  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Home Security System on: April 09, 2009, 11:02:50 PM
For even more fun, go watch It Takes a Thief and you will see just how quickly they can trash your house, grab all your good stuff including anything that you've hidden, and be out the door.  15 minutes is about right in most cases.
7427  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: BCR-esque: How Long Can You Go Without Buying A Game Thread on: April 09, 2009, 09:55:11 PM
When no one is talking any more about the games you wanted six months ago, it's easy to forego the purchase.  And if there's nothing I'm just dying to get, I'll forego it.  I think we all have backlogs of stuff we want to finish. 

7428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 09, 2009, 06:28:58 PM
I find it disturbing that Billy Bob has more preconditions on speaking with someone in an interview than the President does in speaking to the leader of a country actively seeking nuclear weapons.
7429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Season Talk on: April 09, 2009, 04:19:26 PM
My only question at this point is whether the CaraWhalers or the the Bruins are going to finish off my Sabres.  Heck, all the Rangers have to do is not lose both their next games in regulation...   crybaby
7430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 09, 2009, 02:46:32 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on April 09, 2009, 02:42:31 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 09, 2009, 02:23:17 PM

I'm still trying to figure out how Sally Fields is a douchebag.

Because she's a pimp for Boniva?

Maybe.  I dunno.

My only regret ... is that I have ... Bonitis...
7431  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking about getting a PS3... on: April 09, 2009, 02:26:47 PM

Quote from: Destructor on April 09, 2009, 01:42:15 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on April 09, 2009, 01:11:10 PM

Yeah, really I'm only wanting a PS3 for MLB the Show, but I'm starting to get confused.  For instance, there are some 80 GB models with BC, but it's only software emulation so some games don't work well.  There are 6 separate SKUs for a system that just came out two years ago.  How does that make sense?

Because Sony believes that instead of dropping the price, the consumer wants 'extra value' (bigger HD, more bundled games, etc) with their PS3.

And yes, the 80GB models with 'limited' (about 75-90%) BC are now EXTREMELY rare - there hasn't been a model with any BC at all in ages.

I bought one last summer with my stimulus check.  It was the MGS4 pack that released in June.
7432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 09, 2009, 02:23:17 PM
I'm still trying to figure out how Sally Fields is a douchebag.
7433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unusuals on: April 09, 2009, 02:19:37 PM
I didn't get home in time, but I have it set to record next week for a trial.

Life is awesome imo.  The second season finale was last night.  I picked up the first season (11 episdoes) on DVD from an Amazon sale.  I'm actually surprised that Season 2 was 21 episodes.  It seems like it went by a lot quicker than that.
7434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: There is no life on Mars on: April 09, 2009, 02:11:51 PM
I have not watched the show from either source, but from what I hear, the endings to the shows are substantially different depending on which side of the pond on which it was filmed.
7435  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking about getting a PS3... on: April 09, 2009, 01:19:40 AM
Alefroth, there were some 80 GBs that were BC, but not all of them, and I don't believe the new ones are.  I specifically waited for them to come back out last summer to ensure that I could still get my PS2 goodness on.
7436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Unusuals on: April 09, 2009, 12:37:49 AM
I have not heard of this show.  If I get out of work to watch it, I may give it a look.  It's got to be better than the first episode of Surviving suburbia, Bob Saget's new show.
7437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1 year and 1600 posts later on: April 08, 2009, 11:17:20 PM

Quote from: Maggot on April 08, 2009, 11:12:07 PM

I'm really slow on here, joined 2005 and 142 posts. icon_neutral

Would you say that you like to slowly chew over the dead threads in the forums and digest the material?
7438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hottest Book: Pride and Prejudice... and Zombies!! on: April 08, 2009, 11:16:07 PM
Your search list is too long.  You're digging in the wrong place.

Give in to the geekiness that this evokes and get it from the masters.
7439  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pirates Seize Ship Crewed by Americans on: April 08, 2009, 11:03:26 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on April 08, 2009, 09:53:10 PM

Quote from: heloder on April 08, 2009, 05:58:37 PM

Generally speaking, Somalis can't shoot for shit.

Black Hawk Down....great movie

It's no We Were Soldiers, but yeah, it's pretty good.
7440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 08, 2009, 09:23:40 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on April 08, 2009, 09:01:32 PM

The Search for Spoke

Spell check FAIL!

I didn't know Lance Armstrong made a movie.
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