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7521  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.
7522  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.
7523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: April 08, 2009, 08:55:16 PM
Samurai Santa Cylon
7524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1 year and 1600 posts later on: April 08, 2009, 07:36:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 08, 2009, 02:27:43 PM

Quote from: Kagath on April 08, 2009, 07:46:55 AM

Not wanting to dredge up bad memories or feelings but this place should just construct an on site corral and pond for it's offshoots and have everyone shake hands to get along again. Need some new blood in here again.

just find out where Rip keeps the OO server and nuke it from orbit  icon_wink

No need to nuke it.  Hurricane season is right around the corner.  
7525  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Far Cry 2 on: April 08, 2009, 06:31:55 PM
This thread had got me interested enough to add it to my Gamefly queue.  I guess I won't be in a hurry to move it to the top.  Now if I ever decide I need to send back Soul Caliber 2...
7526  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 08, 2009, 05:20:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on April 08, 2009, 05:01:57 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 08, 2009, 04:59:49 PM

I can't really see what they could effectively foreshadow.  The first picture was almost a throwaway story with no lasting impacts that I recall.  2-4 were a grand story arc, sort of, and after that, it kind of goes off the rails again into set piece stories. 

There are more than 4?   icon_eek

I had no idea.  I did know there were 15 or 20 different CSI/Law-and-Order type offshoots on television, but I didn't know there were so many films. 

And a cartoon.

There are six centered around the full original cast, and a seventh that bridges the original series with Next Generation

  • The Motion Picture
  • The Wrath of Khan
  • The Search for Spock
  • The Voyage Home
  • The Final Frontier
  • The Undiscovered Country

The crossover movie was Generations

Final Frontier was bad.  Undiscovered Country was pretty good.  And I liked Generations.  

After that, it's all Next Gen until this coming reboot.

  • First Contact
  • Insurrection
  • Nemesis
7527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 08, 2009, 04:59:49 PM
I can't really see what they could effectively foreshadow.  The first picture was almost a throwaway story with no lasting impacts that I recall.  2-4 were a grand story arc, sort of, and after that, it kind of goes off the rails again into set piece stories. 
7528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew + latest trailer! on: April 08, 2009, 04:25:59 PM
Since this is before everything that has come before, I think the worst you'll see is foreshadowing.
7529  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking about getting a PS3... on: April 08, 2009, 04:06:23 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on April 08, 2009, 12:43:09 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on April 07, 2009, 11:47:48 PM

Do not go to that link if you have One-click ordering turned on.

seriously? - is that why it's posted?...

More of a warning than an actual immediate threat.  The device is listed at a 5-figure price.  Accidentally clicking on a purchase link if you had one-click ordering on would be bad.
7530  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Just Took A Vivarin: I Wish I Could Feel Like This All the Time on: April 08, 2009, 04:02:40 PM
Be careful with some of the brands.  If I recall, some of them contain Tylenol in addition to the caffeine, which has lead to toxicity when people pop NSAIDs with caffeine pills. Always read your labels.

7531  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)
7532  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.
7533  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. 
7534  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.
7535  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.
7536  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
7537  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.
7538  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.
7539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Friday Fun] Word Association on: April 06, 2009, 09:13:39 PM
Linkin Park
7540  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. 
7541  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.
7542  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.
7543  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.
7544  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.
7545  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
7546  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.
7547  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. 
7548  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. 
7549  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!

Quote
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.

Quote
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.
7550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Three police officers killed in Pittsburgh shootout on: April 04, 2009, 11:08:10 PM
Quote
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
7551  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
7552  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.

Quote
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."
7553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Three police officers killed in Pittsburgh shootout on: April 04, 2009, 08:43:16 PM
MSNBC

Quote
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.

7554  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
7555  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.
7556  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...
7557  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."
7558  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.
7559  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.
7560  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
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