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8321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 11, 2008, 05:36:06 AM
8322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [10/11/08] Kato Fest 2008: Toast Reminder - Saturday 6pm AZ time... on: October 11, 2008, 02:28:45 AM
I expect the economic activity brought on by this party to single-handedly revive the economy.  Either that or open up a new fault line in the greater Phoenix area...
8323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 10, 2008, 03:11:38 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on October 10, 2008, 12:03:37 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 09, 2008, 10:29:05 PM

Look at me, mom!  I'm a trend-setter!

Trend setter for bad picks! <OH SNAP!>

Says the man that picked ARI over DAL...  saywhat
8324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Nashville? on: October 10, 2008, 02:48:34 AM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 10, 2008, 02:38:35 AM

I'd recommend the Opryland Hotel.

Wait Jeff ... are you seriously recommending that someone go to a hotel as a tourist attraction.

Yes. I am.

You aren't the only one that would do that.  Not relevant to the OP, but this place has 109 rooms, all uniquely decorated.
8325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: what... the....fluffy..bunnies? on: October 10, 2008, 02:45:14 AM
I unfortunately do not remember to whom to credit the quote, but it went something along the lines of:

If a child is old enough to play little league, he shouldn't be going to second base with his mother.
8326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kidney stone is back or something(updated 10/9/08) on: October 10, 2008, 12:24:13 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.  I won't give you any empty platitudes and I don't know what you are going through.  I hope it and you get better. 
8327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 09, 2008, 10:29:05 PM
Look at me, mom!  I'm a trend-setter!
8328  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What movie should I watch on Halloween? on: October 09, 2008, 07:56:02 PM
Crap, Hallowween has snuck up on me this year.  This will be the first year in a while that I don't have a house party to attend by dint of being 300 miles away. 
8329  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 09, 2008, 05:41:16 PM
Properties say that you are right.
8330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 6 on: October 09, 2008, 04:20:43 PM
NE @ SD - NE
8331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NCIS - current season on: October 09, 2008, 04:16:57 PM
I just watched the first episde of the season off the DVR.  Certainly a good start.  The thread they set up for the season has promise.  It's all going to be up to the execution.  This one's never come close to dropping off my list once I started watching it, even if it is a JAG super-Navy-lawyer-man spin-off.
8332  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 09, 2008, 01:35:37 AM

8333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 08, 2008, 05:23:35 PM

Quote from: Semaj on October 08, 2008, 04:58:32 PM

3: 13-3
4: 6-7
6: 8-6
Combined: 27-16, (sidenote: Isg never posted week 3 picks, just told us she was 13-3, so we can all call shenanigans later smile)

Try Again
8334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 08, 2008, 03:02:18 PM
Honestly, I figured we would lose one of them.  I'm not prepared to hand my hat on the season and call it off like some produce I know..

Oh, and the Adrian Wilson hit is under review.

What league officials will be looking at is how Wilson took Edwards to the ground. Wilson's tackle will be evaluated for possibly violating the rule called "Unnecessary acts against a passer."  That rule states "a defensive player must not unnecessarily or violently throw him down and land on top of him with all or most of the defender's weight. Instead, the defensive player must strive to wrap up or cradle the passer with the defensive player's arms."
A possible fine likely won't be announced until Friday, when the league typically acknowledges disciplinary actions.
8335  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: GT supports conservative organizations? on: October 07, 2008, 09:37:05 PM
Can we start a thread for odd keywords and see what interesting ads we get?
8336  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW joins the dustbin... on: October 07, 2008, 08:57:30 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on October 07, 2008, 05:31:52 PM

I too learned the hard way not to commit to 3- or 6-month subscriptions unless I was truly hooked (I was, with City of Heroes, about 2004-2007). Even though I'm re-hooked on LOTRO at the moment, I'm sticking with month-to-month for now.

So when did you play WWII Online? I never knew anyone who actually played it for any period of time. I was curious about it (I'm a military shooter junkie though I think I've finally faded in my interest in that genre).

I was a paying beta tester at launch.  Nothing like spending 20 minutes jogging to the next town to get one-shotted, only to do it again.  I didn't stick around long enough for all of the inevitable patches.  I've heard it's gotten better, but I have't been tempted to go back.
8337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man BD issues? on: October 07, 2008, 08:09:10 PM

Quote from: Jeff Jones on October 07, 2008, 08:07:46 PM

I thought the movie rocked from start to finish, and had zero issues with sound (Bluray version). The movie requires a suspension of disbelief, for sure, but it achieves it nicely.

Regarding the final line, why did he openly say that to the press? (I don't know much Iron Man history)

After further review, I am wrong.
8338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Long Absence on: October 07, 2008, 08:07:30 PM
I can't imagine how badly I would be doing if I lost my father.  My condolences on your loss.  I don't think there could be a sadder day than when when a man loses his father. crybaby
8339  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 07, 2008, 06:29:58 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on October 07, 2008, 05:48:56 PM

8ball, Westbrook - wait, does he play LB?  NO?  Then we scored more points than the Racially Insenstive Slur's. smile
OH, and westbrook broke 2 ribs on his eighth play this week, so bullocks to the idea you faced a 'full' westbrook.  You faced a gimpy dude all afternoon.  At least the guys we faced were healthy.

In the last five years, the Bears records is 45-35 (.562).  The Slurs are 35-45 (.437).  The Bears have had three different 10+ win seasons in this decade, the Slurs 1.  The Bears have been to the Superbowl this decade.  The Slurs....haven't.

Reminds me of a Sports Night quote that I can't seem to find on-line, so here it is from memory, badly, no doubt...

1: Bob says it's the Giant's year
2: It's not.
1: Bob says they've got a strong team.
2: They don't
1: Bob says Barry Bonds can take them all the way
2: He can't and I'll tell you why.  Barry Bonds is prohibited from batting either directly before or after himself and it's a little hard to pitch from left field. 
8340  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW joins the dustbin... on: October 07, 2008, 04:06:39 PM
I decided to drop my WoW subscription.  With pressure from a friend of mine, I ground my Rogue the last 10 levels to get to 70, bought a purple from a guildie for 800g ... and never played again.  This was back in May.  I paid for an entire three month subscription without logging in once.  The WotLK content appeals to me a little on the conceptual level, but not enough to warrant the purchase of the expansion and the continuation of the fees.  Go gently into the night, Elyandra.

So WoW joins the dustbin on top of EverQuest, WWII Online, and City of Heroes. 
8341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alanis who? John Mayer, Baby! on: October 07, 2008, 02:35:23 PM
I like me some John Mayer.  I have Room for Squares, Heavier Things, and the two-disc version of Continuum.  He's even got a Pandora channel from me. 

But then, I love Dave Matthews Band as well, and they seem to be mostly reviled on GT/OO as well.  Listen to what you like, but make sure to bring everyone else some Haterade next time.  icon_lol

+1 to Pete for Flyleaf and Evanescence.

8342  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ready for the NEW 8-bit Mega Man game? Mega Man 9 is coming soon! on: October 07, 2008, 05:17:22 AM

Quote from: mytocles on September 27, 2008, 05:32:02 PM

That said, I still defy anyone to call me non-hardcore... I mean, I've had surgery so I could keep gaming, lol.  Yesterday I was playing Infinite Undiscoveries with both thumbs taped up, a tennis elbow brace, and an icepack Ace bandaged to my left forearm.  I think that should at least get me an Honorary Hardcore Gamer award, even though I'm starting to sorta stink at many games now!  Tongue 

What was the topic again?  icon_razz

8343  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: October 07, 2008, 03:00:32 AM
The 20 extra song registration page is up.  No word yet, btw, from the developer about what or when the content will be, but you can input that code now before you lose your manual.
8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gone. on: October 06, 2008, 11:21:29 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. 
8345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Long Absence on: October 06, 2008, 08:52:07 PM
Glad to hear from you and that you're doing ok. 
8346  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Direct Nerve Force Feedback Announced on: October 06, 2008, 08:28:55 PM
Never got to that one.  I read the Xanth series until well after it jumped the shark, which was decent for the first dozen or so. I loved the first three books in the Apprentice Adept series (the last 4 were decent, but not up to the quality of the first ones).  Prostho Plus was another good one-shot.  Battle Circle was also a series I enjoyed.  I believe I had it in a 3-in-1 volume.
8347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 06, 2008, 07:41:54 PM
Pete got it.  Sorry you missed it.  That's the only film that Leary and Walken have been in together.

Also, my DVD trial ended and I really don't feel like spending $65 to take screenshots.  Anyone else have a recommendation for a program?
8348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 10/7 - the early edition on: October 06, 2008, 07:39:35 PM
Here is an independent site's list of the animated movies, current status, anticipated re-release for the Disney stuff. 
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 06, 2008, 07:32:07 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 06, 2008, 07:18:07 PM


8350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 06, 2008, 06:01:28 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 06, 2008, 03:37:05 PM

Although it could certainly be worse. 

How about Westbrook out with two broken ribs??
8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 06, 2008, 04:30:22 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 06, 2008, 03:37:05 PM

(all prevent defense does is prevent you from winning)

That line is one that both I and a long-time friend use.  Makes me wonder what the original source is.  Neither of us have left Texas for an extended period in 15 years.
8352  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 5 on: October 06, 2008, 12:58:31 AM
Easy to see a game turn when the QB goes out with a concussion during the first drive...
8353  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ice Hockey! on: October 05, 2008, 10:05:41 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on October 05, 2008, 06:06:15 AM

I like how that's the first problem you bring up.
What about the 14-1 score in the AAR?

That assumes that I read that far. 
8354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 05, 2008, 01:44:22 AM

Quote from: metallicorphan on October 04, 2008, 05:42:43 PM

king of new york?
8355  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Ice Hockey! on: October 04, 2008, 07:14:22 PM
The Zamboni song is listed as zambonihalftime.mid

8356  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Palin opens mouth, useless comes out. on: October 04, 2008, 07:12:35 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on October 02, 2008, 05:04:23 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 02, 2008, 04:58:02 PM

Palin reminds me of my first girlfriend.  She had plenty of opinions on things, but could not rationally defend any of these positions.  Over time, it became apparent that all of her opinions had been placed there by her step father.  To this day, I refer to her as a chocolate Easter Bunny: sweet on the outside, nothing on the inside.

If you don't mind, I think I may start using that to describe my mother-in-law.  Although she's more a dark chocolate Easter Bunny due to being more bitter. 

 icon_biggrin By all means.  Given that it's been 4 years since then, I don't get to use the line much anymore.  It would make me happy to see it in use again.
8357  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: We're all going to dieeeeeeee!!! on: October 04, 2008, 07:09:26 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on October 02, 2008, 09:02:55 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on October 02, 2008, 04:59:52 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on October 01, 2008, 09:25:18 PM

One of my co-workers said that we should take out loans from our 401K's so that there's less money in them to lose.

An interesting idea...

Assuming you're not in a Roth IRA, expect to lose 30% of the value when you remove it (+/- based on your tax rate).  You'll pay full income tax + 10% early withdrawl. 

No: not withdrawl, a *loan*

 retard  Not one of my brighter moments.
8358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: October 04, 2008, 05:41:59 PM
8359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good luck on your test, Pete! on: October 04, 2008, 05:26:42 PM
I know, I was just trying to see if my non-geologist self could come up with any of the answers. 
8360  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [Official] Rock Band 2 Impressions on: October 04, 2008, 04:10:19 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on October 04, 2008, 02:36:01 PM

I too am sorry I didn't respond to invites last night.  We had people over and all 4 spots were full.

No worries.  I wound up in a pick-up band for a while. 
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