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7801  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dos a cero! on: February 12, 2009, 04:17:25 AM
The preceding is now captioned for the futbol impaired.
7802  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck on your test, Pete! on: February 12, 2009, 01:20:24 AM
I got a decidedly Rimmer vibe from that post, Pete. 

Seriously, good studying and good luck.
7803  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: February 12, 2009, 01:12:24 AM
Zero Punctuation does Thief: The Dark Project?!?
7804  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Satellites were not meant to play bumper cars... on: February 11, 2009, 11:58:20 PM

A privately owned U.S. communications satellite collided with a defunct Russian satellite in the first such collision in space, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday.

The collision involved a spacecraft of privately owned Iridium Satellite LLC and a "non-operational" Russian communications satellite, said Air Force Lt. Col. Les Kodlick of the U.S. Strategic Command.

I bet that made one heck of a flare...
7805  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: February 11, 2009, 11:50:50 PM
Superhero Movie
7806  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fed Ex or's fault... on: February 11, 2009, 09:22:20 PM
I'm amazed they didn't quarantine a 5-mile radius and detonate the box "just to be sure..."
7807  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Why did obama have a list of reporters & the order in which he would call them? on: February 11, 2009, 07:43:13 PM
She's a Dorian Gray portrait come to life.
7808  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 05:58:50 PM
Call me when they start selling the military surplus with the snorkel.
7809  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 10, 2009, 09:47:03 PM
Wiki aarticle on Geno's controversy.
7810  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: February 10, 2009, 03:25:39 AM
Unskippable does Two Worlds.
7811  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you doing with your tax refund? on: February 10, 2009, 03:20:42 AM
$1100 went to last year's dental work (Capital One loan paid in full), $250 went to December's medical bill that the insurance decided to apply my deductible to, I bought Life on DVD as well as last year's Peanuts box set, $50 worth of Pete Rock special edition games, and likely the rest will sit there until I need to pay off this year's dental work.
7812  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amaozon Kindle on: February 09, 2009, 11:12:08 PM
Watch where you spread thoughts like that, rittchard, it might get you into trouble...   icon_wink
7813  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Holy crap. I just realized it's been 10 years since I joined GoneGold. on: February 09, 2009, 10:07:44 PM
On the internet, nothing is truly gone forever.  For those who want to see it:
Spoiler for Hiden:
revisit January 24th, 2002 and the forum

For those who don't, don't.
7814  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Amaozon Kindle on: February 09, 2009, 06:36:12 PM

Quote from: kadnod on February 09, 2009, 06:19:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on February 09, 2009, 06:05:50 PM

That "voiced" feature is going to be awesome or hillarious or possibly both.

Two words: Kindle porn.
7815  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: February Dallas GTGs on: February 09, 2009, 06:09:16 PM
Let's do Paesano's.  They're open 11-2 for lunch.
7816  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support for a terminally ill friend on: February 09, 2009, 04:46:31 PM
See if the company PTB would set up a memorial award/scholarship in her name.  Make it something that she has a passion for to really reflect her personality and work.  Better to do it now when she can help make the input than after she's gone.
7817  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was watching the Bond series again and ... on: February 09, 2009, 07:00:07 AM
How about the Film Sound Cliches?

(You're right about the red-tailed hawk).

Personally, I loved Big Bang Theory's take on:

People never answer the door until the doorbell or knocking has sounded at least three times

When Penny answered after the second knock, Sheldon still had to knock a third time.
7818  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: February 09, 2009, 06:55:43 AM
Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land 4/5
Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Cover-Ups (purchased and read in a day) 5/5
A Sniper's Journey: The Truth About the Man Behind the Rifle 4/5
An Illustrated History of World War II: Crisis and Courage: Humanity on the Brink 4/5
The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968 and 1969-1970 (Box Set) 5/5
The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb - 4/5
The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb - 3.5/5
The Tawny Man Trilogy - 4/5
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong 4/5
The Mistborn Trilogy
A History of the Jews
The Complete Hammer's Slammers Volume 2
7819  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was watching the Bond series again and ... on: February 09, 2009, 03:27:12 AM
I'd like to sell you a Wilhelm, only slightly used. 
7820  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 08, 2009, 11:20:04 PM
Yeah, but the base URL is for a less kid-friendly pay site.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan, I'm just saying.
7821  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Push on: February 08, 2009, 03:58:29 AM

Quote from: rittchard on February 08, 2009, 02:42:58 AM

There's also a pretty hot chick in there for you straight guys (Camina Belle).  She reminds me of a grown up Winnie from Wonder Years.

Camilla Belle:

Grown-up Winnie:

7822  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 07, 2009, 09:07:47 PM
7823  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: February 06, 2009, 07:43:18 PM
7824  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: February 06, 2009, 07:22:20 PM
7825  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: February 06, 2009, 06:50:35 PM

No properties, please.
7826  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: February 06, 2009, 06:44:48 PM
Man on Fire
7827  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pete Rock, your pool table is ready on: February 06, 2009, 04:31:07 PM
Odds are that it would be an Ikea flatpack.  Some Assembly Required, wot wot?
7828  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Israel Strikes Gaza on: February 06, 2009, 04:14:48 PM
With friends like these...

The UN has stopped all aid shipments into Gaza because Hamas has stolen supplies twice this week.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced Friday that it was suspending all import of aid into the Gaza Strip because Hamas had seized the supplies for the second time this week.  According to the agency's press release the recent looting involved hundreds of tons of food. "During the night of February fifth 10 truckloads of flour and rice were taken from the Palestinian side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing into Gaza," the statement from spokesman Christopher Gunness said.  He said the food "had been imported from Egypt for collection by UNRWA today," but was "taken away by trucks contracted by the Ministry of Social Affairs." The ministry is run by Hamas.

Fatah isn't too happy about it either.

Fatah on Friday condemned allegations against Hamas that the Islamic movement had seized a United Nations aid shipment bound for Gaza, according to a statement.  According to Barakat Al-Farra, a Fatah official, forces affiliated with Hamas attacked a convoy of humanitarian aid from the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Thursday.
Farra condemned the alleged actions by Hamas, while praising UNRWA’s “decades-long” commitment to Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank. He applauded UNRWA’s actions in Gaza during Israel’s three-week assault there, as well, particularly the “bold statements” they made against Israel’s “crimes” during the war.  “We previously warned [Hamas] and called on them to stop any attack against UNRWA,” Farra said.  “We had previously tried to stop this problem, but it seems nothing has changed—in fact, the problem has worsened,” he added. “How does Hamas ask for a larger role in the reconstruction of Gaza? How can they who steal food and support donated for our people be considered reliable?” Farra asked.
7829  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pete Rock, your pool table is ready on: February 06, 2009, 04:04:22 AM
The bar I used to frequent in Lubbock had 6 coin-op bar tables.  We noticed one night that the balls were all screwed up.  So we put in coins to all the tables to get the balls out so we could straighten out the setup.  Somehow we would up with eight 2's, 7 of a couple others, and short on some other balls.  Who the hell smuggles extra balls into a bar and steals others?
7830  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 06, 2009, 02:21:56 AM

Quote from: Scuzz on February 05, 2009, 10:45:55 PM

Who is the chick in the Egyptian themed outfit?

JoAnna Cameron from Shazam and The Secrets of Isis.
7831  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 05, 2009, 10:45:04 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 05, 2009, 09:50:46 PM

Remembering this show has opened a floodgate of traumatic memories I'd hoped to suppress through drugs and alcohol over the years...


That's from 2001 (quotes).  You're looking for this one:

7832  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Does anybody really think these bailouts will work?... on: February 05, 2009, 04:40:03 PM
So California has taken the Statue of Liberty to heart? 

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
7833  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many of you have a smartphone? on: February 05, 2009, 03:45:20 PM
iPhone 3G here

Quote from: Canuck on February 05, 2009, 05:44:57 AM

I wish I could combine my PDA with my current cellphone. 

Duct tape.
7834  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doing my part for the bailout, I guess... Circuit City/Chase rant on: February 05, 2009, 03:33:20 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on February 05, 2009, 05:23:27 AM

How does that add up to $100 when Kratz finished up his payments as per his first post?

It doesn't.  It was in reference to the second part of Caine's post.

And CitiBank and Capital One just jacked up my minimum payments as well... 
7835  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm all for gov't agencies saving money, but this is ridiculous. on: February 05, 2009, 03:31:04 PM
2.5 hours is the tops that I've had to wait and that was on a Saturday.  I've had weekdays where it's less than 1 hour before they call me and even once where they called imemdiately and told me to come in. 
7836  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: February 05, 2009, 04:10:23 AM
Little Big Planet

Stop it at the 3:00 minute mark and jump to the 3:14 mark, then just turn it off at 4:57.  You will thank me when you hear what you missed.

And Unskippable does Grandia III
7837  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / February Dallas GTGs on: February 05, 2009, 03:57:19 AM
Before you spend all day on the 14th with the woman, come meet up with your fellow board members for lunch on the 13th (or another day that is mutually acceptable).  Anyone know of a good Italian restaurant in the N. Dallas/Richardson/Plano area?

Also, come join me and ride out the Friday rush hour traffic with drinks and bar games on the 27th at Fox and Hound at 112 W Campbell Road in Richardson.
7838  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rockstar working on open ended Wild West game on: February 05, 2009, 03:44:17 AM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on February 05, 2009, 03:29:38 AM

Yeah. Nice change from current times. Now if only they would do steampunk or a carwars/interstate76 style thing since they have the vehicle/person combat down decent enough.

I lived in Lubbock for 18 years.  There are no mountains in that area.  It truly was an alternate reality game.
7839  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pete Rock, your pool table is ready on: February 05, 2009, 03:39:29 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 05, 2009, 12:22:24 AM

I compare playing pool on a space-table to playing quoits on composite boards.  While composite boards are designed to play similar to real slate, they still aren't the real thing, and there are little things about playing on slate like the sound, how the quoits stick to the boards, etc, that can never be re-created with any other material.  While composite plays like slate, it doesn't play as slate.  Hence why I will be having true slate boards shipped to me in Arizona.  While composite might be cheaper and easier to ship, it just doesn't quite play like real slate, no matter how well they may have been engineered. 

Shee-oot, out here in Texas we just play washer pitchin'.  And the wiki says that the original hobs were set in clay for quoits.
7840  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doing my part for the bailout, I guess... Circuit City/Chase rant on: February 05, 2009, 03:31:21 AM
As much as I hate to defend any CC company...

Chase fees

Beginning in February, Chase added a monthly service charge of $10 to select accounts and increased its minimum payment from 2 percent to 5 percent.  Spokeswoman Stephanie Jacobson said the changes will affect cardholders who have carried large balances over two years and who have made little progress paying them off.  Jacobson said the changes affect less than 1/2 of 1 percent.
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