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2481  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda sucks and they and anyone who likes them are going to hell (Fallout on: April 07, 2008, 12:14:45 AM
Meh, give me screen shots of the interface and not just pictures of combat and cut scenes. I know it's not a FPS, but the screen shots sure make it look like one.
2482  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Charlton Heston's dead. Who's going to pry the gun? on: April 07, 2008, 12:08:23 AM
Marching with someone gives you the right to say that the dead person would agree with your political views?
2483  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda sucks and they and anyone who likes them are going to hell (Fallout on: April 06, 2008, 11:23:45 PM
Is Fallout supposed to look just like another FPS? frown
2484  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Charlton Heston's dead. Who's going to pry the gun? on: April 06, 2008, 09:54:12 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 06, 2008, 09:34:32 PM

Kinda proved Heston's point.

He had a point? I thought he was just a figurehead for the cause.
2485  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 06, 2008, 09:51:42 PM
Nothing more to say I guess. I am not the kind of person to call the cops on some kids having some harmless fun, you guys are. Tongue
2486  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 06, 2008, 05:02:15 PM

Quote from: EddieA on April 06, 2008, 04:36:26 PM

It's been mentioned several times that Papasmurff said they were at most 17, not 20, and there is a big difference between 17 and 21.

Still only a misdemeanor.
2487  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 06, 2008, 10:32:19 AM

Quote from: EddieA on April 06, 2008, 10:27:20 AM

The restaurant was committing an illegal, reckless, and potentially dangerous act.  The issue is the restaurant's irresponsibility in not enforcing the law.

Let's not be over dramatic. A 20 year old drinking is reckless and potentially dangerous? How so more than a 21 year old? Without making assumptions this time. The OP doesn't state he called the cops because he was scared they were going to drive.
2488  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 06, 2008, 07:18:27 AM
Excellent post Semaj, especially your 6 points. We really need to know a lot more than we do, but from some of the posts here I get the idea a lot of people are non-drinkers and think alcohol is the root of all evil so there is no excuse ever.

One correction, underage drinking is a huge no-no in the military. From what I hear while it does happen in the dorms sometimes, most of them are smart enough not to do on base or any where someone who would know them would see them (I would be legally bound to report them if I saw for instance). The ironic thing is that at a lot of overseas locations they can drink at 18, but when they come home to the States the law is 21 again. Just shows how silly the law is.
2489  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The world sh** on me some more today on: April 06, 2008, 06:20:24 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 02, 2008, 11:26:24 PM

a BIG ass honking tree. Damn old tree wtf. Its one of the old one and its at least 15+ feet around the trunk

A bit of an exaggeration don't you think? slywink
2490  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 06, 2008, 06:10:08 AM

Quote from: Exodor on April 06, 2008, 03:51:12 AM

Why is everyone assuming the underage drinkers were going to get behind the wheel?

Does the jerk factor change  if one of the 17 year olds was a DD?

Yeah people are assuming a lot.

Edited to be less smart-assy. smile
2491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 09:24:12 PM
Fed did sum it up quite well. The management should have done something, I agree, but calling the cops was over board.

I find it interesting that a lot of you seem to see a big maturity difference from a 21 year old to a 19 year old. For someone who works with a large portion of kids in that age group I don't see much of a difference. The 21 year olds are just as much dumb asses as the 19 year olds, but the 21 year old is more dangerous because he's out there drinking legally and doesn't think he has anything to worry about while the underage guy doesn't want to draw attention to himself. Of my coworkers I have a good idea of who the underage drinkers are and I have seen quite a few alcohol related incidents with both sides of age group. Without a doubt the majority of irresponsible drinkers are with the 21+ crowd.

As for everyone who keeps relating it to drinking and driving, your problem isn't with underage drinking, but with the driving. Papasmurf should have been calling the cops on all sorts of people I am sure if thats the case. When you guys are out at a restaurant do you sit there watching people drinking heavily that may be driving and then call the cops on them? This is no different.

Thankfully society isn't as self righteous as an internet gaming forum. smile If someone did this in my group of friends 20 years ago or now, they would be ostracized for being an ass (unless it was their responsibility to be looking for such things).
2492  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 12:27:29 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 05, 2008, 12:23:46 PM

Meh. Not a jerk. If we showed that much care about our fellow man all the time, the world would be a better place.

You are right, nothing screws up the world quite like college kids drinking. If we could stop that, the world would be a better place.
2493  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 11:55:19 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on April 05, 2008, 10:35:38 AM

The business in question was plainly breaking a very solid law set in place to prevent the kinds of things I was talking about, whether this situation would have ended that way or not.

So then, do you call the cops every time you see a lone person drink 3 drinks at the bar and then drive home? If you walk into an apartment building and smell pot outside of someones door do you call the cops? If you see someone speeding do you call the cops? Etc. I see people plainly break very solid laws daily, some of them potentially dangerous to you and your family and I don't do anything about it. In this case, Papasmurf did not call the cops because he was worried about them drinking and driving, he called the cops because some underage (I am guessing college age kids since he knows them) were having some fun at a bar. No one was hurt, and there was no implication in the original post that this was the case.

And I also disagree, as a HS aged drinker, we were far more likely to drink somewhere where there would be no driving as compared to an adult. We were much more careful about getting caught.
2494  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Forum Recovery on: April 05, 2008, 08:33:28 AM
Well I guess this means you can stop spamming. Tongue
2495  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 08:23:54 AM

Quote from: Thin_J on April 05, 2008, 08:06:30 AM

I work with two guys who lost family members to seperate car accidents. One lost his son about a year ago and the other lost his nephew just a week and a half ago. In both cases the other drivers were underage and drunk.

You did the right thing.

So a drunk driving 20 year old is different than a drunk driving 21 year old? He also didn't discuss whether these people were driving, so your statement is irrelevant. If they were driving then yes he should have called the cops on a drunk driver regardless of age. But then again I can point you to any bar in the country and you will see someone tipsy drive away.
2496  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 08:21:57 AM
I didn't take a potshot, it wasn't a question, it was a statement. For you to do that, I made a correct assumption that you didn't drink when underage.

How old were these people? 15 or 19? I could understand if you called the cops on a 15 year old to possible help the kid. I don't see the difference between a 19 year old and a 21 year old drinking, but then we could discuss the morality of drinking laws all day. I will say, if underage drinking is such a threat where you live why is it ok at home but not in public? What is the difference?

In my opinion, since you don't work for the place and didn't have anything to do with it besides your moral superiority (that is a potshot), the adult thing to do would have been to go to the underage drinkers in question, since you know them well enough to know their ages and kindly say "Hey guys, you know you shouldn't be in here, get out of here".
2497  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Was I a jerk? on: April 05, 2008, 07:01:11 AM
It was of none of your business and I don't see why you care. Under age people drink all the time, but I am guessing you never did.
2498  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Some Keeley Hazel under-boobage NSFW on: April 05, 2008, 04:27:49 AM
Sorry Warning (and GT), didn't really think about it. Won't happen again.
2499  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Some Keeley Hazel under-boobage NSFW on: April 05, 2008, 01:29:16 AM

Quote from: Purge on April 05, 2008, 12:22:50 AM


[Totally annoying porn link with multiple popups FTL]
2500  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A look at the Monster Hunter G2 Special Edition on: April 03, 2008, 05:02:53 AM
Whats the difference from Monster Hunter Freedom? Just a couple of extra monsters to catch?
2501  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for Wii on: April 02, 2008, 07:53:32 PM
Amazon sent me an email, they are shipping it today.
2502  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Myth Busted: S&G Met an Asteroid on: April 02, 2008, 02:55:45 PM
I don't think there is any doubt that S&G existed from my very limited knowledge. IIRC there are 5 sites which could be it, they just don't have enough enough evidence to narrow it down. There is an excellent episode of Digging for the Truth on the subject ($1.99 on iTunes).
2503  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: What's the stance on "Rickrolling"? on: April 02, 2008, 01:25:47 AM

Quote from: naednek on April 02, 2008, 12:56:40 AM

Didn't know there was a stance on Rickrolling.  My stance is, it's not funny. Tongue

Well it was pretty funny with how Youtube did it today (every video on the front page linked to it).
2504  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda sucks and they and anyone who likes them are going to hell (Fallout on: April 01, 2008, 09:49:23 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on April 01, 2008, 09:32:54 PM

I just don't understand why we needed another FO3 thread.  Don't we already have a bunch of them.  This one does not appear to offer any new information, other than the obvious unbreakable-baiting.

Agreed, ban both of them. slywink
2505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else having trouble with Penny-Arcade? on: April 01, 2008, 03:39:39 PM
It cleared up for me without doing anything.
2506  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3: Get a 60/80GB now or wait for the MGS version? on: April 01, 2008, 03:29:24 PM
I thought the MGS version was going to be improved hardware? I read that somewhere around here I thought. No? I was waiting for it.
2507  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for Wii on: April 01, 2008, 03:24:56 PM
Never even heard of the game. Target didn't have it online, but Amazon does. 2-4 weeks to ship though. I ordered.
2508  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Strange Wal-Mart God of War PSP on: March 30, 2008, 06:20:23 PM
Sony must have gave them permission to do it, if not made them themselves.
2509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie: Stop-Loss on: March 30, 2008, 05:42:10 PM
I am in the military. We all know about stop loss. People who bitch about things they should have known about get no sympathy at all. I would think you would be hard pressed to find anyone in the military who had much sympathy for a kid like the movie depicts, especially from an NCO.
2510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Movie: Stop-Loss on: March 30, 2008, 08:12:59 AM

Quote from: papasmurff on March 30, 2008, 05:24:36 AM

I mean, that shit really happens and I think they handled the movie with real class.

And any idiot who didn't read his contract deserves what he got. You sign up for eight years (regardless of your active duty time), they make it pretty damn clear when you enlist.
2511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Someone passed away today and I can't handle it on: March 30, 2008, 08:06:05 AM
Don't think of it that way Jeff. She was in her late 70's, she had a long life and it was her time to go. Don't be sad about it.
2512  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The Condemned 2 review on: March 30, 2008, 08:03:58 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on March 30, 2008, 03:21:45 AM

pish posh.  Real words I have no problem with- never, ever had to study for a spelling test.  Doubt you'll find Visine on a spelling bee....

When was the last time you had a spelling test? I am not sure if not having to study for a spelling test in 3rd grade means much 30 years later. smile
2513  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: The Condemned 2 review on: March 29, 2008, 10:20:28 PM
LOL, I was thinking how I can't wait for a new review to be posted because I pretty much hate the review pic.
2514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: How scratch-resistant is the DS Lite screen? on: March 28, 2008, 09:57:25 PM
Mine doesn't have any scratches at all, I don't get carried away on it though. Unlike the PSP that scratches if you just look at it wrong.
2515  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: THE most important sequel of 2008 has been announced! on: March 28, 2008, 06:33:46 AM
Micheal Bolton (Office Space) would fucking love this game. I bet all white wannabe gangstas would.
2516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: An odd Amazon recommendation on: March 28, 2008, 05:56:40 AM
I got an Amazon today for some Sci-fi book (I don't read sci-fi and never bought that type of book from them). Why did they recommend it? Because I bought a mortar and pestle from them. I can't figure out the connection.
2517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Miley Cyrus - See You Again on: March 27, 2008, 09:05:27 AM
You couldn't even take out the "edit" after you cross posted from OO?
2518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Online classes SUCK on: March 26, 2008, 04:36:55 AM
Your post makes it sound like you took online classes because you expected them to be easier and now you are pissed off because they aren't.
2519  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Crisis Core: FF7 on: March 25, 2008, 03:24:04 AM
Anyone who gets it, can you let me know how actiony it is? I hate the arcade/action stuff of later FF, and will be avoiding this if it's too bad.
2520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 25, 2008, 03:22:17 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 25, 2008, 12:31:51 AM

pan up!!!! PAN UP!!!!

Screw that, that tattoo already means she is not only brain dead, but hideously ugly.
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