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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The economic turmoil thread on: July 29, 2014, 06:54:30 PM

Quote from: Gratch on July 29, 2014, 04:15:41 PM

Having 35% of the population with debt in collections is a staggeringly high number.  The more interesting question to me is how and why folks are in so much debt.  Catastrophic bills (i.e. medical)?  Unemployed or underemployed?  Simply not living within their means?  What's the largest culprit?

I would guess living beyond their means. I know numerous people that have a LOT of stuff and nice cars and nice house and I know they probably do not make much more than me. I wonder how they do it and can only imagine a good portion of their income goes to monthly payments of debt.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The economic turmoil thread on: July 29, 2014, 03:58:57 PM
I'd be curious to see mine these days. I remember about 10 years ago when I was buying a car from Nissan and I told them I wanted their 1.9% interest deal, they said that was reserved for people with excellent credit ratings, which I thought was kind of an asshole-ish thing to say to your customer but when he checked my rating I had an 815 score and was offered 0% interest.  Tongue
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 29, 2014, 03:39:38 PM
that other place was going down hill anyhow...

4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Nice Beaver!]Naked Gun to get a reboot on: December 16, 2013, 06:05:53 PM

Quote from: naednek on December 14, 2013, 11:55:30 PM

Ya I didn't like any of the Monte Python and the Blazing Saddle types of movies.  Just not funny.


you are dead to me...

5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do people still text? on: September 01, 2013, 03:50:46 PM
I text. I have unlimited family texting for $30 month that covers all 4 phones. If I got data plans for all 4 phones that would be $100+ dollar extra per month. No thanks. I pay for a data plan for my daughters phone and that is it.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 01, 2013, 03:53:29 AM
What I am looking for is an organization that has less rules and will enforce it's rules fairly. NCAA currently does not do that.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: September 01, 2013, 01:05:46 AM
Bama victorious 35-10 but the O looked bad. I know V TEch has a good defense so I guess we will see if Bama's new offensive line just needs a lot of work or if V Tech D line is just that good.
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: August 31, 2013, 08:56:37 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 31, 2013, 08:46:58 PM

It's a horrible, corrupt organization that does far more harm than good. 

I cannot disagree with that but the rules are the rules and it is sickening that he didn't get punished a little more severe for an obvious violation. Bama got a much much more sever punishment a few years back when the student athletes got extra school books and gave them to other students. I hate the NCAA due to their selective punishment which makes them appear even more corrupt. I'm waiting for the big conferences to ditch the NCAA and form their own organization.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: August 31, 2013, 08:45:34 PM

Quote from: gellar on August 31, 2013, 08:40:06 PM

Manziel is now my new favorite player in college football.

So you like that attitude?

10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: College Football 2013 kickoff on: August 31, 2013, 08:17:21 PM

Quote from: msduncan on August 31, 2013, 06:14:31 PM

TAMU has some discipline problems.    I suspected as much from them not clamping down on Johnny's issues (even before the autographs).    Today it comes out that they've suspended 8 players for various reasons.   Wow

And Johnny is a dick. His attitude on the field is obnoxious. I cannot wait for Bama to shut him up. Roll Tide!
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 30, 2013, 03:22:49 PM

Quote from: Unagi on August 29, 2013, 10:17:07 PM

Quote from: stessier on August 29, 2013, 08:42:53 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on August 29, 2013, 08:36:03 PM

I stand corrected. A 2-month rollback seems trivial to me but I don't play any forum games or visit the trading forums.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure the current WW game would notice a 2 month rollback.  We might lose what - 5 or 6 posts? 
pheeww.... Lars Memorial game ended just before the 24th.

close one!

I told you it was Unagi! I told you it was Unagi! No one listened, my God, no one listened!

oh sorry, I was having a flashback...
12  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Depths of Peril -Free Steam Code on: August 30, 2013, 03:13:46 PM
Sorry, got home form soccer practice and started watching football and forgot. I sent my myself a reminder to send it to you tonight.  icon_redface
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 07:01:49 PM
my mother-in-law has a weak stomach. I didn't know this when I first got married and at dinner one night she made fried chicken. I bit into a leg and got one of those stringy veins in my bite and it was hanging out of my mouth. My wife pointed it out and I pulled it out of my mouth and I said, "I'll save this so I can floss with it later."
My MIL gets up from the table and returns later. I thought she went to the bathroom and she did but my wife informed me later that she went and puked because of my comment.

14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 06:57:50 PM
sometimes when I brush my tongue, I go a little too far and I gag but never puked though. A few of my kid's diapers in the early days got me to gag but I got over that quickly.

I can't think of anything that has ever made me puke other than being sick so I guess that is my answer...illness.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that make you want to puke. on: August 29, 2013, 06:55:13 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 29, 2013, 06:47:16 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on August 29, 2013, 06:36:29 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on August 29, 2013, 06:31:46 PM

Poopy diapers used to bring me to the brink,

How about hooker shit?

I will never, ever click that link.

OK, I had to click the link...
 eek icon_lol
I need to see that movie. Keep meaning to but have not yet.
16  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Depths of Peril -Free Steam Code on: August 29, 2013, 06:41:50 PM

Quote from: Qbe on August 29, 2013, 03:05:45 PM

I'll give it that one a try, if it's still available.
I will PM you the steam code tonight when I get home.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 03:01:08 PM

Quote from: Carpet_pissr on August 29, 2013, 02:51:08 PM

Quote from: IceBear on August 28, 2013, 11:22:07 AM

Quote from: Carpet_pissr on August 27, 2013, 04:01:21 PM

Quote from: KKBlue on August 27, 2013, 02:31:13 PM

It appears to be more like "had" a Facebook presence.

If anyone is looking for something to do, may I suggest starting up a FB page?

It's here:
Hmmm, I used to be a member as I can see a post I made but am now not a member.  I have hit join but still waiting approval? Don't seem able to post and I have an option to remove join request

Did you get approved?  I am having a hard time remembering screen names with real names that are listed on the FB page.  If you pulled your request to join, try it again.  At first, it was admin approval only, but I opened it up so that any other member could approve new members.  Hopefully, you aren't an online axe murderer. 

huh, I didn't know that existed. I requested to join, wth...
18  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Amazon Digital Downloads Labor Day sale on: August 29, 2013, 02:45:03 PM
grabbed the new Civ V expansion for $14.99.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 12 Monkeys remake for TV on: August 27, 2013, 01:32:34 PM

Quote from: brettmcd on August 27, 2013, 03:35:27 AM

But this is from the same network that gave us the classic Sharknado.    What could go wrong?

Maybe they will add all kinds of awesome, like a monakeynado or monkeynami. But most likely it will probably turn out as awesome as having explosive monkey diarrhea.
20  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Depths of Peril -Free Steam Code-(Sent to a good home) on: August 26, 2013, 06:17:56 PM
First one to reply or pm me gets it.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: dbt's condition on: August 26, 2013, 04:36:21 PM

22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 02:36:02 PM

Quote from: Rip on August 23, 2013, 02:07:15 PM

We may have to forget July existed, but that is like a five month improvement iirc.    slywink

as for our OO WW game, that would probably set us back 10 posts at the rate that game was going...
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 01:31:27 PM

Quote from: Exodor on August 23, 2013, 01:28:37 PM

Rip, does that mean it's possible there are ecommerce sites that just went "poof" with no backup?

I would imagine there are some angry people out there right now...

Wow, yeah that is what it sounds like. The hosting company may not be financially viable after all the refunds and lawsuits...
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 01:25:28 PM
Might as well pop in and say hi.


25  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Last of the Red Hot Steam Freebies on: August 30, 2012, 05:03:07 PM

Just now noticing this. Can't remember if I accepted you friend request yet or not so I will check tonight.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Bring forth thine desktop wallpapers! on: August 13, 2012, 07:02:57 PM

By lassr at 2012-08-13
27  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Last of the Red Hot Steam Freebies on: August 13, 2012, 04:34:50 PM

Quote from: Caine on August 03, 2012, 03:39:39 AM

I still have these:
Dungeon Defenders (2 copies)
Brainpipe - A Plunge to Unhumanity
Twin Sector
Greed: Black Border
Harvest: Massive Encounter

plus, the next person to properly guess the magic number I'm thinking of gets a copy of Syndicate *note, Origin activation required. 

I'll take a copy Dungeon Defenders.

Steam ID: Lassr
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [food] Eat at Moe's on: November 03, 2011, 07:58:33 PM
John Coctostan (JC) or the new Taco Stacks are my favorite!
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2011 College Football on: October 23, 2011, 09:49:00 PM

Quote from: The Grue on October 23, 2011, 03:02:31 PM

My team is currently still number one after soundly thumping Auburn.  We have a bye next week and then we take on msduncan's Bama for what should be the BCS title, but unfortunately, because one team will lose, teams less deserving will be able to get to the BCS championship to play for the actual title.  I've been an LSU fan all my life and have seen a lot of teams over that time.  This year's team has been pretty amazing in that we usually like to try to lose the game near the end of it.  Even our recent 2003 and 2007 BCS Champion teams weren't putting the hurt on other SEC teams like we've done this year. Anyway, Geaux Tigers!

and my team is currently ranked #2. It should be an epic battle. Glad it's in T-town this year. Roll Tide!
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Paranormal Activity 3 on: October 20, 2011, 01:20:50 PM
my wife and daughter love these movies. They've already bought advance tickets for the midnight showing tonight. As for me, I watched the first one on DVD and thought it was alright as it was a better Blair Witch type movie than Blair Witch.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / This Stardust is making me thirsty! on: July 25, 2011, 01:41:12 PM
LOTS of Water Vapor found feeding a Black Hole
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 25, 2011, 12:54:09 PM

Quote from: heloder on July 08, 2011, 02:23:07 AM

Great Scott!

33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix splitting DVD and Streaming rental fees... on: July 13, 2011, 01:42:37 AM
I'll probably drop streaming due to the lack of new movies. I may cancel it all and use the local rental boxes but not enthused about that option. I'd love for on-demand to be cheaper but at $5 a movie then Netflix is the better deal. I really miss my local video stores.

Often thought now would be the time for the local mom and pop video store to make a come back. All the huge corps are going out of business and there is a demand for this service from a lot who have no internet access (poor and many seniors).

A family rented a local Movie gallery after it closed and renamed it Family Video. It stays very busy but it's a bit out of my way.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tornado's... on: May 05, 2011, 01:27:13 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on April 29, 2011, 03:58:55 PM

I'm here and ok.  All of my family members that live here are ok.  Day 3 without power in Huntsville.  This is the first time I've gotten to use my cell to get online to post anything...  Verizon finally got back up.  I know some gas stations are open throughout all of north Alabama but with 2-3 hour wait lines!  I've heard we got emergency crews from all surrounding states.  Huntsville and Crestwood hospital both have power.  I work for Huntsville Utilities and we've been here for the last 2 days trying to do whatever we can.  I work for the Gas dept so not much I can do.  I know our electric guys are running constant rotating 12 hours shifts!  Don't know about other counties, but there's a dusk till dawn curfue in Madison county.  I finally got to access some news about the damage in other counties on my phone this morning.  I'll try to get back on here later and update anything if needed.
wow, a fellow Huntsvillian. We got our power back Sunday night in Hazel Green. Thanks for the hard work. Been out helping friends cut up trees. Kids finally went back to school today but Marshall Space Flight Center still doesn't have all it's power so I'm off one more day.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: G.I Joe 2: We Promise not to suck this time on: February 15, 2011, 02:19:22 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on February 14, 2011, 07:10:22 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 14, 2011, 06:51:45 PM

guys, guys, guys...come on...don't be childish....

....they BOTH sucked giant horse dongs.

The debate is not over which film sucked giant horse dongs, but which did a better job of it.  One film merely went through the motions while the other went so far as to cradle the balls, stroke the shaft, work the head, and swallow the gravy.     

but was it the real gravy or that fake gravy?
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stupid paranoid banks! on: January 24, 2011, 08:42:54 PM
the one time I got a call from my credit union it was over a 60 cent charge online to an autoparts store. As they said, that's a way they check to see if it's working before they sell the number to someone else.
37  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Matrix/Slitherine/John Tiller wargames for sale on: January 23, 2011, 11:02:38 PM
these digital downloads can be transferred? How is it done?

I'd like Close Combat.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you watch porn? on: December 31, 2010, 07:44:46 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on December 30, 2010, 07:12:49 PM

yeah Spankwire and Redtube get visited by me maybe once a week

I visit Spankwire often. You can download the clips and then burn them to a DVD for the wife and I to watch together.

I visit others but Spankwire is my #1.
39  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Free- Older PC Games on: December 27, 2010, 11:18:30 PM
Yep, the guy who made it was also on GG. I bought it due to the GG effect.

I was cleaning my kids room and found it stacked away in a box.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT WW IX - Lost - Game Over - Survivors and Travelers Sail Home on: December 24, 2010, 05:54:10 PM

Quote from: Purge on December 24, 2010, 05:50:57 PM

You people missed my clues.

Also, lynch CeeKay for suicide. We could have had this down.

My one successful scan and he's suicidal...I thought my scanner may have been putting out too much radiation causing him to be suicidal.
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