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441  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 09, 2009, 02:38:51 AM

Quote from: Moliere on March 09, 2009, 12:42:54 AM

A slightly better episode that at least drove the plot forward.

What part of the plot was advanced? 

I thought it was bad the way they made Roslyn appear to be tied to Hera in last week's episode, but this week she's in bed seemingly no more sick than she was before.  What was the point of her collapsing last week?

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What would Helo do with a raptor, start jumping at random through open space?

I don't think he had thought about it, but Adama realized that he had no plan and wasn't going to let it happen. 
442  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on: March 03, 2009, 01:54:29 PM
Meant to watch it just so I could make fun of Fallon sucking on center stage.  Totally forgot.
443  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: March 03, 2009, 01:53:27 PM
I agree that the jumps wouldn't normally be catastrophic, but a jump like that is going to cause the Galactica to flex as part of it gets pulled into the subspace rift.  Flexing isn't something the old girl can do very well right now.
444  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 25, 2009, 09:51:19 PM
What farley said.
445  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on: February 25, 2009, 08:04:25 PM
Jimmy Fallon can suck it.
446  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 20, 2009, 09:54:52 PM
I just found out there is a screening here in Austin Monday night and I won't be able to make it.   crybaby
447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books - Song of Fire & Ice, Davinci Code, Questions... on: February 18, 2009, 08:40:52 PM
That's true.  I read it early and didn't know a thing about The DaVinci Code.  I thought the buildup was good, but was totally unsatisfied with the end.  Knowing the gist of the story from the start would not make me want to read the book.
448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books - Song of Fire & Ice, Davinci Code, Questions... on: February 18, 2009, 08:01:57 PM
I found it an easy and enjoyable read with absolutely no payoff.
449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Car accident NEED ADVICE UPDATED on: February 18, 2009, 06:22:14 PM
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of 16yo car with 162k miles on it is worth $3,200?
450  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 18, 2009, 04:18:34 PM
You're right, Blackader.  I do think she's mentally ill.  My point was that she didn't accidentally find herself with 14 kids and no means of support.  After seeing that interview if her doctor would have told her "this procedure will guarantee you eight more children" I have little doubt she still would have agreed to it.

Her fertility doctor needs to lose his license.  
451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 18, 2009, 04:01:43 PM
She had six kids and willingly got pregnant again.  Let's just say she only thought she'd have seven kids.  When you're a single mom of seven young children are you in a situation that can be changed by a degree?  She is completely reliant on other people and she was just as reliant before she had the last eight kids.  She has no husband, doesn't want a husband, and still decided to have a huge family.  She went into this without a care in the world about how these kids would be supported.  That is definitely someone who should be vilified.  I hope the best for those kids too, but don't for one second think that she's not 100% at fault for this.
452  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 18, 2009, 03:10:44 PM
Did you watch the same interview I did?  The woman has an insane desire to surround herself with lots and lots of babies.  It's also not cool to decide to have a huge family with no way to support that family.  

I don't see how you can call her "normal."  She's pretty far from normal.
453  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So If I'm Going to Philly, Where Do I Go to get a REAL Philly Cheesesteak? on: February 11, 2009, 02:18:55 PM
There used to be a great show called "Taste" with David Rosengardner (sp?) where he spent the show on one type of food.  One episode was on the cheesesteak sandwich and several of the places in Philly (maybe Pat's) said you have to use Cheese Wiz.  He was skeptical too, but after he made one with Wiz he agreed it was the best.  After that I went on a cheesesteak tear and made quite a few.  The Cheese Wiz was good, but it wasn't my favorite.  I think I preferred a pepper jack, but that was years ago and I can't remember. 
454  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we have any pool players here at GamingTrend? on: February 10, 2009, 05:25:26 AM
Sounds like $700 well spent.  I'm glad you were able to find something that feels so right.  Now I want a new stick!
455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: February 09, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
Because the last cylon story angle has never been appealing.  I like space battles and I like seeing what happens to humanity when the chips are down.  I don't like the stories dealing with visions or twists. 
456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: February 09, 2009, 04:59:00 PM
That's what I think.  The problem is that there might not be replacements for all the people that have to go.  I'd much rather see a show dealing with nothing more than that, but it looks like we're going to get Tigh's wife instead.   mad
457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Season 4.5 Starts Tonight! (SPOILERS!!!) on: February 09, 2009, 04:49:31 PM
Gaeta wasn't down with the killing, but eventually saw it as necessary.  He still hated killing, which was the difference between him and Zarich.  I don't agree with anything he did, but he's a tragic figure as you can see why he did it and sort of sympathize with him.  Still, he had to go.  No doubt about it.  The question is, who else has to go?  What about that Lieutenant who refused to server under Adama?  Brig? 
458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Support for a terminally ill friend on: February 09, 2009, 04:44:03 PM
Try to take her out to lunch as often as you can. 
459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we have any pool players here at GamingTrend? on: February 06, 2009, 10:52:06 PM
I'm not a serious player, but I do have a McDermott pool cue that has been used, even for breaking, for over twenty years now.  Do sticks seem to crack from breaking?  I've never seen a good one do it, so I was wondering if it's common for people to swap sticks for breaking.  Plus, didn't Cruise break with his Balabushka in The Color of Money?   icon_biggrin 
460  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we have any pool players here at GamingTrend? on: February 06, 2009, 10:41:39 PM
You aren't going to break with the Balabushka? 
461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 06, 2009, 08:14:32 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
There's a difference?  Even if there is, it doesn't change the fact that the bomb would be seen as a Soviet attack.
462  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 06, 2009, 07:58:39 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
But why kill The Comedian?
 
463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 06, 2009, 07:41:21 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
The creature creates global unity.  The hydrogen bomb destroys any chance for global unity.  This isn't just a change to the ending, it works against the point of the whole story.  I'm holding out hope that they thought this through and there's more to it than I thought.
464  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 06, 2009, 07:05:02 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Replacing the octopus does indeed change the point of the ending.  Plus, without the island, why does Veidt kill The Comedian?  Didn't he kill him in the book because he came across the island?
465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Cocker explained!! on: February 05, 2009, 03:35:46 AM
I think Joe actually believed he was playing a guitar.
466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Swayze stops treatments on: January 29, 2009, 10:32:49 PM
Maybe he hasn't stopped treatment.

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Recent reports claiming that actor Patrick Swayze has stopped medical treatment for his cancer are completely false, his rep told FOXNews.com Thursday.
467  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Swayze stops treatments on: January 29, 2009, 10:30:27 PM
His two best lines are both from Road House:

"Right boot."

"Yo!  Wake the f$&k up!"
468  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Patrick Swayze stops treatments on: January 29, 2009, 02:30:49 PM
That's a shame.  He gave it a good fight though. 
469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: fedor emelianenko vs andre arlovski on: January 27, 2009, 09:11:38 PM
Arlovski left himself open for that punch, so I would not call it lucky.  Arlovski is an "almost great" fighter, but Fedor is still the man. 
470  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Critique my Vacation (New Orleans) on: January 07, 2009, 10:45:09 PM
Cafe du Monde is good, but I wouldn't go their twice.  Too many other places to eat.

Definitely see Audobon Zoo.

Plan to spend many hours at the WWII Museum. 
471  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Drinking habits and me on: December 18, 2008, 10:56:48 PM
Getting drunk by yourself is a bad sign.  It also makes me think that over the years the frequency of such occasions will increase. 
472  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Spirit on: December 16, 2008, 10:19:59 PM
Is this the movie where the preview has some girl acting tough and saying "Shut up and bleed"?  Ugh.
473  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG prequel movie and series on: December 02, 2008, 08:21:28 PM
This is good news.  I can finally DVR shows I'm interested in and get rid of Biggest Loser and Law and Order: Bailiff Squadron.
474  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jury Duty Fail Fail................ on: November 25, 2008, 04:58:48 PM
At least he got out of jury duty.  At least give him credit for that.
475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: November 17, 2008, 09:44:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on November 15, 2008, 05:48:34 AM

Having never read the graphic novel (although I do realize that it is pretty much universally praised), that trailer makes the movie look like another dumb comic book movie.  Silly costumes, another stupid over-gravelly voice spouting bravado, posing for the camera...it doesn't make me want to watch it.

There is a reason they're wearing silly costumes and speaking with an over-gravelly voice.  Trust me, that stuff isn't as shallow as it seems at first, but I'm not going to spoil any of it.
476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Couture vs Lesner on: November 16, 2008, 07:21:48 PM
Oops.  That's why I'm not an oddsmaker.   icon_biggrin
477  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Couture vs Lesner on: November 15, 2008, 06:10:47 AM
Lesnar's winning in the first minute or he's not winning at all.
478  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 2012 on: November 15, 2008, 06:09:32 AM
I will not be fooled into thinking that I can let the special effects make up for the crap that is a Roland Emmerich movie.  This nonsense of letting go and leaving your brain at the door is the reason Hollywood keeps turning out crap.  Yes, I'm better than you!!! icon_evil
479  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: the New Star Trek Crew! on: November 15, 2008, 06:04:14 AM
It looks good, but I still don't like the teen hearthrob feel to Kirk.  A guy in his 20's is given command of this ship???
480  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Couture vs Lesner on: November 14, 2008, 10:25:26 PM

Quote from: mori on November 14, 2008, 10:06:44 PM

Quote from: McNutt on November 14, 2008, 07:37:03 PM

  When he fought Mir he had control but got stood up for punching Mir in the back of the head.  Lesnar was too inexperienced to prevent Mir from utilizing his Jiu Jitzu. 

Which was a bullshit call. All his blows were legal. He was pounding Mir into dust until that happened.

Agreed.  It was an incidental blow that only hit the back of Mir's head because Mir spun around during the barrage. 
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