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8321  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 15, 2008, 09:44:33 PM
They've played San Francisco and Miami for their 2-0 start.  While I do believe in Any Given Sunday (Miami's win last year, for instance), I fail to see anything that gives me pause.  Now if they take down the Giants in week 4, I might rethink things. 
8322  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Large Hadron Collider to Have "Practical" Spin-Offs? on: September 15, 2008, 08:14:46 PM
Another snippit of information is that cosmic rays aren't really rays at all.

Quote from: Wiki
Cosmic rays are energetic particles originating from space that impinge on Earth's atmosphere. Almost 90% of all the incoming cosmic ray particles are protons, about 9% are helium nuclei (alpha particles) and about 1% are electrons (beta minus particles). The term "ray" is a misnomer, as cosmic particles arrive individually, not in the form of a ray or beam of particles.
8323  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 15, 2008, 08:05:58 PM
By the way, all ths shows you like were imagined by Tommy Westphall.



I can get from Lost to Murphy Brown in six moves
8324  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: "Crash" the TV Series on: September 15, 2008, 07:58:30 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 15, 2008, 04:46:56 PM

Poor D.B. Sweeny. So unappreciated.

I actually love watching him work.  I just happen to know that he is the kiss of death for any TV series that he appears on.  Once I saw him appear on Jericho, I knew its days were numbered.  I've been a fan of his ever since Strange Luck, through C-16 and Harsh Realm.
8325  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / "Crash" the TV Series on: September 15, 2008, 04:01:05 PM
Starz is launching a "Crash" tv series.  Don Cheadle will produce the series. 

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The Crash series, set to debut sometime this year and roll out 13 one-hour episodes, will be the cable channel's first original drama series.

And efore anyone gets too attached to the idea, let me warn you:  D. B. Sweeney is attached to the first episode.
8326  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 15, 2008, 03:56:31 PM
I was up and down on it.  The ending 20 minutes hooked me to come back, but parts of the middle were pretty weak.  If it can improve, I'll keep watching it until Fox moves its time slot three times before cancelling it.  I wonder what week they have D. B. Sweeney slated for a guest spot?
8327  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 15, 2008, 03:53:23 PM

Quote from: ScubaV on September 15, 2008, 02:16:36 AM

NE might coast into the playoffs on the easiest schedule (at 18-1 how the fuck does that work?). 

The NFL rotational scheduling which places the AFC East against the NFC West this year. 

Buffalo could easily come out of their bye week at 5-0, as they have Oakland, St. Louis, and Arizona in the coming weeks. 
8328  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden '09 Online League on: September 15, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
After further review, there appears to be no such thing as a "start" to the league.  For all who are in, please feel free to begin scheduling games against your opponents.  You will play everyone else in the league once.  I do not know how starting games will affect the ability of others to join (assuming anyone still does), but again, this will be a good test run to see how well these work.
8329  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Rock Band 2 Band on: September 15, 2008, 03:41:01 PM
I'm up for some Band action.  I have been managing some good work on the guitar on Hard.
8330  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can't believe what I just paid for gas on: September 15, 2008, 03:15:47 PM
When one company does it, it's "price gouging."  When every company does it, it's "market forces."
8331  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 15, 2008, 03:09:51 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on September 15, 2008, 02:35:24 PM

I deleted a post last night. Brought it to its knees again.

Ditto this morning.
8332  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden '09 Online League on: September 14, 2008, 05:46:48 AM
I'm going to impose a hard deadline of 9 p.m. CST on Sunday, 9/14 to get this league initiated.  We stand at 9 teams at the moment.  Reminders were sent to all who expressed interest previously as stated on 9/10. 

This will give everyone eight games, one each against each opponent before rolling into a playoff, which I assume will be 4 teams.

Anyone else who is interested is free to join regardless of not being on the list previously. If you know of anyone else that is interested, have them review the list of available teams and join up.
8333  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL Week 2 on: September 12, 2008, 05:22:46 PM
I'm hoping Buffalo will continue to surprise people and take down Jacksonville.
8334  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ike Blows Hard! on: September 12, 2008, 03:33:41 PM
Some fun with the NOAA Weather Radio feeds...

Turn Around, Don't Drown

Certain Death

And 14 minutes of the Houston feed where the quotes are from if anyone feels like mining for any more sound bites.
8335  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2008, 04:26:02 AM






Babelfish tells me that the last picture is a "Newly born snout beetle"
8336  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [feelings] Cancer, death and Dad (long) on: September 12, 2008, 04:17:16 AM
My condolences.  By all means be there for your family, but remember to take the time you need to deal with it for yourself.  I can't imagine that I would be much use to anyone if I were in your shoes.
8337  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Escapist: Zero Punctuation on: September 12, 2008, 04:12:54 AM

Quote from: Caine on September 11, 2008, 06:41:05 PM

awesome.  especially about the death sequence.

I got tired of that in the demo
8338  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are you an "older gamer?" on: September 12, 2008, 03:42:42 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 10, 2008, 11:08:27 PM

I remember having to get up to change the channel.  On a knob.   icon_eek

We had the first color computer on the block.  The first color Apple released. 

My father had an Odyssey video entertainment system. 

I received the first portable CD player of all of my friends.  When CDs were new and in limited release. 

My family had a Betamax VCR.  And I had the movie Rad on Beta.   icon_cool

I was my father's remote for years.  We got a BetaMax with a wired remote.
8339  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden '09 Online League on: September 10, 2008, 11:40:01 PM
Messages sent out through XBL, not as Madden league invites, to all who haven't joined it yet.

Abbreviation: OOGT
Password: outlander
8340  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I will be right back!! on: September 10, 2008, 09:13:17 PM
The front line rep was either not motivated or not empowered to assist with this issue.  Either way, it sounds like she got you to the right steps to at least get you to someone who was better able/willing to assist with the issue.  As a former Customer Care manager, taking ownership and tackling a problem from alternate angles was always something I stressed.  I hope that's the last that you have to address this with them. 

Remember, always keep the escalation to a manager in your back pocket.  If those go to actual managers, they are usually much more willing to find alternate steps available to address an issue.
8341  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 10, 2008, 08:59:16 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 10, 2008, 08:25:53 PM

Crap, I missed the "correct" post.  The past few days have been a bit....um....hectic.  Got to fire my first problem employee (usually cuts are due to budget limitations or corporate directives, this one was pure unsatisfactory performance and involved a lot of red tape).  Photo to follow shortly.

I submit that performing an honest year-end evaluation for someone you would like to fire but can't ranks right up there next to it. 
8342  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden '09 Online League on: September 10, 2008, 04:30:06 PM
Sorry about the lapse in password posting.

I'm going to send out a bunch of PMs to everyone on the list and see if we can't get this thing off the ground and started by the weekend.
8343  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 08, 2008, 10:02:55 PM


8344  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Fall TV Season 2008 is here! on: September 08, 2008, 06:19:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 08, 2008, 02:17:24 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 08, 2008, 04:32:35 AM

Also, if you aren't watching Life on NBC, please give it a look.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and would like it to stick around. 

I'm going to DVR it and hopefully won't have to remove any episodes until I see season 1.  for some reason I never caught an episode last season.

Get started.
8345  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: September 08, 2008, 04:43:52 AM

Quote from: map on September 08, 2008, 04:42:27 AM

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I was thinking the same thing about mine
. Agreed
I'm not one to complain but for a while could we move away from the cartoonish tit jobs?
And what the hell is up with those shoes?  Seriously...
8346  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 08, 2008, 04:41:41 AM
Correct.  Damn fine film.
8347  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Fall TV Season 2008 is here! on: September 08, 2008, 04:32:35 AM


The new shows on the list are, of course, provisional.  I await Rules of Engagement being added back into the schedule once something dies on CBS. 

Also, if you aren't watching Life on NBC, please give it a look.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and would like it to stick around. 

Life on Mars I don't give good odds on making a safe landing with myself or anyone else.  Knight Rider is on an extreme provisional basis and may not last past week three of my viewing schedule, if that far.  I hold out hopes that My Own Worst Enemy is good and makes it, but I wouldn't put money on it.


Oh, and for the record, I have the sheets I prepared for the last two seasons as well. 
8348  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 08, 2008, 03:58:11 AM
Incorrect.

I'm torn between feelings of frustration that no one is getting it and feelings of glee that I have stumped people this long.
8349  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [feelings] Cancer, death and Dad (long) on: September 08, 2008, 03:55:22 AM
One thing that you might be able to do with his buy-in is to chronicle his life while he's still here to help pass on who he was and what he did.  If he's up for the task, spend some time to record on video/audio/text some of the things in his life that shaped who he was, that he would want others to know.  My sister did an audio interview with my grandmother several years back and my parents brought it out to listen to after she passed.  It really helped me to get to know her as a person better instead of just being G'ma.  Ask the questions that you've always wanted to know the answers to.  Tell him everything that you've wanted to say.  Others are sure to have the same feelings about the situation.  One of the things that I would have loved to know is more about my grandfathers' lives.  My Dad's father was in the Navy, but died when he was only 2 years old.  So not only will I never know that much about who my grandfather was, but neither did my father.  

You can make this some of the best times that you have spent with him and also help others learn things they never would have known and help preserve a piece of him for those that knew him and the generations that will wish they knew him better.
8350  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 08, 2008, 03:13:52 AM
*tap tap* Is this thing on?

8351  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 08, 2008, 01:16:45 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on September 08, 2008, 01:05:04 AM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on September 08, 2008, 12:22:40 AM

Quote from: rickfc on September 07, 2008, 06:15:19 PM

OMG the Texans looks embarrassingly bad.  Down 21-3 before the half.  I hope they can turn it around quick, if not, it's going to be a LONG season...

Wait, the Texans actually have fans?

Maybe not.

But they have really hot cheerleaders.  RAWR.

I like the dance and 360 views.
8352  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [360] Madden '09 Online League on: September 08, 2008, 12:25:35 AM
El Guapo has confirmed that he could find the league by an abbreviation search of 'OOGT'  For any of you that still own the title ... come on in.
8353  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy NFL Season! on: September 08, 2008, 12:22:40 AM

Quote from: rickfc on September 07, 2008, 06:15:19 PM

OMG the Texans looks embarrassingly bad.  Down 21-3 before the half.  I hope they can turn it around quick, if not, it's going to be a LONG season...

Wait, the Texans actually have fans?
8354  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: September 07, 2008, 07:18:58 AM
8355  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 07, 2008, 07:11:00 AM
Point.
8356  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 07, 2008, 05:46:07 AM
I refuse to wear any shoes with tassels, no matter how dressy.  I wonder what the Pete Rock opinion of tasseled shoes is?
8357  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 07, 2008, 04:00:21 AM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on September 06, 2008, 11:28:19 PM

these obscure photos are bringing me down.  Is the odd thing in the bottom photo the guy making a funny face?

Also, what's odd about the clay sculptures?

Are there rules I'm missing? 

Anyhoo, I found the clay sculptures kinda creepy due to the mottled/used clay and the unhealthy skin tone.   And the faxes that make Mr. Bill look calming.  ANd yeah, the weird dude pointing to the girl's crotch kinda caught me as amusing.
8358  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ike Blows Hard! on: September 06, 2008, 10:31:29 PM
This just in ... Washington DC to projectile vomit!

8359  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 06, 2008, 10:25:00 PM


Which one of these things is not like the other?
8360  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Seinfeld, Gates, churros and shoes. on: September 06, 2008, 10:04:55 PM

Quote from: VynlSol on September 06, 2008, 09:10:51 PM

If that one commercial was the entirety of their campaign, I'd agree it was full of fail.

If only we were that lucky...
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