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8001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 119,943 Miles Flown in 2008 - A retrospective on: December 02, 2008, 04:52:37 PM
If you have time in Dallas, there's more than a few of us around. 
8002  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Official Rock Band DLC News, Impressions, and Comments Thread on: December 02, 2008, 06:01:34 AM
12/2 releases

"Are You Dead Yet?" - Children of Bodom
"Tutto E' Possibile" - Finley
"Hay Poco Rock N Roll" - Platero y Tu
"Tempted" - Squeeze
"Ready, Set, Go!" - Tokio Hotel
"Real World" - The All-American Rejects
"Headphones On" - Miranda Cosgrove
"Body I Occupy" - The Naked Brothers Band
"I Don't Want to Go to School" - The Naked Brothers Band
8003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Did You Ever Read Mad Magazine? on: December 02, 2008, 05:45:40 AM
I had my run-ins with both Mad and Cracked.  Aside from Spy vs. Spy, I never got that much enjoyment out of them. 
8004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Control an orchestra, with a beam of light on: December 02, 2008, 02:50:16 AM
I got to 2-5 before I got stymied.
8005  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Wizkids gets the axe on: December 01, 2008, 11:03:25 PM
That's some cool news for the fan base.
8006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Wife lost her job, disability woes, unemployment - I need your advice. on: December 01, 2008, 11:00:46 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on December 01, 2008, 10:49:22 PM

Not to scare you but it is possible to get the Pox a second time. I think it may depend on the severity of the first case but my wife had it as a child then got it again from our kids. 

I thought you could only progress to shingles after the initial infection.  I got them at age 20 and was down for a week and a half.  If I hadn't been living at home still, I would have needed to be hospitalized for a lack of ability to care for myself.
8007  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cineplexity, Game 2!!! on: December 01, 2008, 10:25:06 PM

Quote from: Moliere on December 01, 2008, 10:00:44 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 01, 2008, 09:33:34 PM

Otherwise, take Antonio Banderas as the last two of the three, teaching dance in the NYC public school system.

ahem! 5'8"

Reading comprehension much?  He's got dark and handsome.  And Brown still fills the "tall" role.
8008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cineplexity, Game 2!!! on: December 01, 2008, 09:33:34 PM
Please submit your man card for destruction.

Take the Lead

Rob Brown certainly counts as tall (6' 1"), dark (African American) and handsome.  Otherwise, take Antonio Banderas as the last two of the three, teaching dance in the NYC public school system.
8009  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So. If the US Hadn't Invaded Iraq... on: December 01, 2008, 09:21:01 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 01, 2008, 04:30:57 PM

...it's the US that initiated both military conflicts, rather than settling on diplomacy... you know, that thing with words?
So the Iraqis just spawned in Kuwait?  

The question today is not about continuing the blame game as to who started what in this war.  That's the normal politico BS that they do at every level of government.  

The real question is how to extricate ourselves from this mess while leaving behind a stable government that doesn't result in the whole country/region dropping back into the pot.  An unplanned, unphased pullout leaves the entire nation with a power vacuum a lot larger than exists currently.  We don't need a carbon copy of our government to exist.  The Germans and the Japanese certainly don't have that.  

We went in for the wrong reasons.  Let's leave for the right ones.  Let's make sure that we leave behind a self-determining government that has the potential to serve its people in the best way possible.  Lets make sure that the people that have died and suffered did not do so in vain.  Let's give these people a chance.
8010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 01, 2008, 08:56:48 PM
I'm going to say a colorized It Came from Beneath the Sea
8011  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My neighbour sucks at parking on: December 01, 2008, 08:48:05 PM

Quote from: kathode on December 01, 2008, 08:11:54 PM

Holy crap, look what just popped up today on my AutoBlog feed!

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/11/30/say-it-like-you-mean-it-with-nice-parking-cards/

Much more understated than my idea, though smile

Pete Rock's dog is not nearly as eloquent as he is.   biggrin

Quote
SimbaDogg @ Dec 1st 2008 1:31AM
no to be sexist...but seriously, its always younger women and soccer moms who pull this shiet. that and pretentious d-bags.

i know of a few douche bags that could def use this on their cars...cars that i see parked horribly on a daily basis. i think i'll just bring 5 pages of "nice parking" with 4 per page when i'm at school...all for a total of 50 cents. hell of a lot cheaper than w/e these guys would charge
8012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jasper, is on the market..... on: December 01, 2008, 08:01:21 PM

Quote from: farley2k on December 01, 2008, 07:35:41 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 01, 2008, 07:26:20 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 01, 2008, 07:08:03 PM

In unrelated news, the Grammar Nazi in my would like to ask that the comma in the Subject line gets removed.

Ah, the sweet, sweet irony....

Well they did say grammar not spelling.

Spelling would imply that there's a misspelled word there, which there isn't.  Those keys have "rt" between them.  I see a syntax error, which falls under grammar.  There's either a word being misused or a word missing.

In other news, Bullwinkle is my new nemesis.  slywink
8013  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Jasper, is on the market..... on: December 01, 2008, 07:26:20 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 01, 2008, 07:08:03 PM

In unrelated news, the Grammar Nazi in my would like to ask that the comma in the Subject line gets removed.

Ah, the sweet, sweet irony....
8014  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 01, 2008, 06:50:53 PM
My sticking point is your repeated use of the word "dismissive."

To me, dismissive is looking at the screenshots/movies/ads and calling it crap.  Both of us played the game and made decisions based on our personal experiences.  We gave the game more of a chance than many others did. 

What may be key elements to you may not be something that is key to us.
8015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: December 01, 2008, 06:22:40 PM
You just wanted to make us search for "frozen tentacle" at work, didn't you?   paranoid
8016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Call of Duty World at War (360) impressions on: December 01, 2008, 06:04:07 PM
Yesterday seemed to have an issue where everyone got kicked and I didn't see anyone pop back up for the rest of the night.
8017  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Left 4 Dead Impressions on: December 01, 2008, 05:54:12 PM
Some of us don't like the game.  This is an impressions thread.  We've read your pamphlet and it has not swayed us.  Calling us dismissive of it is being dismissive of our opinions.  Both Pete and I played the game and do not care for it. 

It is being lauded everywhere because a lot of people like it.  Everyone does not.  It can be lauded as a great game.  It doesn't mean everyone likes it.  Not everyone is an Elvis fanboy either. 
8018  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Shirt Woot Clearance! on: December 01, 2008, 05:35:49 PM
I honestly think that they should sell a blurry question mark shirt.  I would so buy it.
8019  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts on: December 01, 2008, 05:07:58 PM
I've seen that argument brought up before.  I still have not seen a source to back it up.  And one would figure that a time period such as the founding of our nation combined with the British penchant for bureacracy would mean a lot of source documents. 

I'm not saying there isn't any evidence, I'm just saying I have yet to see anyone present it.
8020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My neighbour sucks at parking on: December 01, 2008, 05:00:56 PM
What's that white stuff?

On a serious note, check with your local DMV/DPS and see if there's a way to file a complaint.  I know some locales have a way to request someone be re-tested so that they can be stopped before mowing down a local marching band.
8021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OMG I'm SO PUMPED. ROLL TIDE!!!! I WANT AUBURN!!!!! on: December 01, 2008, 04:52:03 PM

Quote from: The Grue on November 30, 2008, 04:09:01 PM

Quote from: Mithridates on November 30, 2008, 12:56:25 AM


So, why do I keep hearing 1 loss Oklahoma should be ahead of 1 Texas, when Texas beat them? And if Texas goes, then why not Texas Tech, who beat them?  And if TT goes, then why not Oklahoma because they spanked them?

Why is head to head an acceptable "tie-breaker" in some situations and not others? 

I was talking with some people when I was in Texas this past week and they indicated that in the Big 12 with tie-breaker scenarios that instead of looking at head to head, they look at how badly teams beat other teams.  I was perplexed, but they said that was the way it was. 

Those people were ill-informed boobs and make Texas football fans look bad.  Here is the official breakdown.  The shorthand is record, record, record, record, BCS, winning percentage, rock/paper/scissors/lizard/Spock.  Good luck getting past #5.  #6 wouldn't have mattered.
8022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar Movies: Favorite to Least Favorite on: December 01, 2008, 04:48:12 PM
The Incredibles
Finding Nemo
Monsters Inc.
Toy Story
Wall-E
Toy Story 2
Cars
Bug's Life
Ratatouille

I caught part of The Incredibles over the weekend and was sucked back in.  I love watching the aircraft shootdown, partially for the radio communications that she's delivering.  It's a very powerful scene.
8023  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Shirt Woot Clearance! on: December 01, 2008, 06:27:06 AM
http://shirt.woot.com/

[size=200]
Random Shirt
$6.66[/size]



Size selection is available, of course, but there is a limit on the day's orders.  Get hopping.
8024  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING OVER 360's!!!!!!!!! on: November 30, 2008, 09:41:59 PM
People suck (present company excluded).
8025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Finally, some good news! on: November 27, 2008, 05:00:49 AM
I'm glad that finally something really good has come your way.  After all you and your family have been through, he and you really deserve it.
8026  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Barbara Bush resting after surgery (and looking HOT!) on: November 26, 2008, 08:53:00 PM
http://www.currentworldnews.net/images/barbara_bush_ulcer.jpg

Damn, that's some surgery!!
8027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm rich! on: November 26, 2008, 08:27:14 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on November 26, 2008, 08:16:52 PM

I'd probably donate a thousand to the top ten posters here

Must ... pad ... faster...

KD would be double-dipped as he's Top 10.  And I think Pete should be given special consideration for the density of his posts.
8028  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cineplexity, Game 2!!! on: November 26, 2008, 08:02:03 PM
Groundhog Day

Bill Murray goes perverted while socially engineering the blonde from the diner, getting her to play dress-up.  He diverts the funds from the armored car.  He converts Andie McDowell into believing he's actually a decent guy.  And he takes piano lessons leading up to the big finale.
8029  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 26, 2008, 04:33:47 PM

Quote from: kathode on November 26, 2008, 04:20:47 PM

Sony movies are apparently back on Netflix now.

Cool beans.  Thanks for the heads up.
8030  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I'm rich! on: November 26, 2008, 04:29:10 PM
They're getting craftier.  The lady that got snowed received letters from "President Bush", et al.  I would love to see these docs and see if they pass a cursory examination.  The heart of a good lie is a little bit of truth.

Of course, the linked story is over three years old...
8031  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: CoD:WaW on: November 26, 2008, 04:10:36 PM
I will be on furlough until Sunday at the earliest.  Headed back to the world to spend the holidays in a rear area without worring about artillery strikes, snipers, or those effing dogs...
8032  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thanksgiving weekend, games, and you on: November 26, 2008, 04:05:43 PM
None.  Thanksgiving at the 'rents place 200 miles away.  Christmas is there, as well, and the XBox with Rock Band may be making the trip, as my sister and BIL will be down and they are both fans.
8033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 26, 2008, 04:02:48 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on November 26, 2008, 01:30:37 AM


8034  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 26, 2008, 01:30:37 AM
8035  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar Movies: Favorite to Least Favorite on: November 25, 2008, 09:16:21 PM
I liked Cars...
8036  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts on: November 25, 2008, 08:34:31 PM
Canada, the EU, Israel (obviously) and Japan share our opinion of Hamas.  And they were elected in 2006, 11 years after the US put the label on them.
8037  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jury duty fail on: November 25, 2008, 08:27:36 PM
I would have thought your tactic would have been more that, as a federal employee, you think anyone who isn't is out to contaminate the essence of your natural fluids.
8038  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How do we make this permanent? on: November 25, 2008, 08:22:36 PM
We're going to equip you in style, sir.  No mere hammer will do.  It's titanium crowbars for you!

8039  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Holy Land Foundation defendants guilty on all counts on: November 25, 2008, 08:20:54 PM
stuff

Quote
A jury on Monday determined that the Holy Land Foundation and five men who worked with the Muslim charity were guilty of three dozen counts related to the illegal funneling of at least $12 million to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

The unanimous verdicts are a complete victory for the government, which streamlined its case and worked hard to carefully educate jurors on the complex, massive evidence presented in the trial. Guilty verdicts were read on 108 separate charges.
...
“It’s a sad day,” said Mohammed Wafa Yaish, Holy Land’s former accountant and himself a witness of the trial. “It looks like helping the needy Palestinians is a crime these days.”
...
Opening statements at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse in downtown Dallas began Sept. 22. Over the past two months, prosecutors attempted to prove that five former charity organizers used Holy Land, once the largest Muslim charity in the U.S., to funnel an estimated $60 million to the militant group — most of it before 1995.

Hamas was designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. in 1995, and the trial centered on the $12 million the government said Holy Land and supporters funneled to the group after that date.

Defense attorneys argued that the foundation was a legitimate, non-political charity that helped distressed Palestinians under Israeli occupation. They accused the government of bending to Israeli pressure to prosecute the charity, and of relying on old evidence predating the 1995 designation.
8040  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 25, 2008, 08:07:39 PM
Sea kitten
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