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1  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 25, 2014, 03:29:24 PM
I have this aggressive customer service problem with my bank. Every time I walk in there are 3 tellers and a greeter trying to talk to me. Then they start asking me about my day, am I working today or have the day off, what's for lunch, and what are my plans for the weekend.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best Star Wars movie poll on: July 23, 2014, 03:06:04 PM

Quote from: McNutt on July 23, 2014, 01:49:22 PM

3. They didn't limit it to 30-50 year old Star Wars fans.  We know what's what. 

Or as Douglas Adams might say:

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“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to movies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that's filmed between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary.
3. Anything filmed after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: July 22, 2014, 04:00:16 PM
The Battered Bastards of Baseball

An interesting documentary about Kurt Russel's dad owning an independent baseball team.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Taken 3? on: July 17, 2014, 04:39:42 PM
Liam tracks down a Nigerian prince after finding his life savings taken.
5  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Re: Net Neutrality on: July 15, 2014, 10:57:37 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 15, 2014, 10:09:22 PM

Yes, but tell us your thoughts.

Net Neutrality is bad.
6  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 12, 2014, 05:03:59 PM

Quote from: Rip on July 10, 2014, 08:06:23 PM

Quote from: Fireball on July 10, 2014, 01:51:49 PM

Ironically, on immigration he often gets accused of lawlessness when in fact he has enforced immigration law more vigorously than any previous president.

Can't imagine how you can say he vigorously enforces immigration law with a straight face.

Lies, damned lies, and Obama’s deportation statistics
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Somehow, the Obama administration is simultaneously responsible for the highest rate of deportation in 20 years and a 26 percent drop in deportation. What is going on here? As it turns out, changes in immigration law, terminology and classification are causing this confusion.
7  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 10, 2014, 04:41:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 10, 2014, 01:09:04 PM

I think Obama's made some mistakes (drone use, the NSA troubles to name two)
Prosecuting medical marijuana users and growers (especially annoying when done in states that have legalized it).
8  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 02:59:29 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on June 26, 2014, 04:48:37 AM

Quote from: hepcat on June 25, 2014, 08:39:31 PM

Another group is planning a lawsuit against the Chief Wahoo logo for the Cleveland Indians.  Unlike Snyder though, Cleveland was already in the process of phasing out the logo in favor of a red block letter C.   I think they realize it was coming and they most likely won't be making as big a stink about it.  Fans, maybe a bit though.  But that's to be expected.

I live in the Cleveland area and not a single person I've spoken too think this is a good idea. Crazy.

Native American Group Plans Federal Lawsuit Against Cleveland Indians Logo, Team Name

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“We’re going to be asking for $9 billion and we’re basing it on a hundred years of disparity, racism, exploitation and profiteering,” Roche told WEWS-TV. “It’s been offensive since day one. We are not mascots. My children are not mascots. We are people.”
...
In Cleveland, local supporters of the Indians team say it is just a tiny minority of people who are against the team name and logo.

“If just a small amount of people are against it, than I think you’re doing a disservice to people that like it,” Bob Rosen, president of the Wahoo Club, tells WEWS. He added that thousands of Indians fans embrace Chief Wahoo as a loyal and friendly symbol.

“I’m not insensitive to the issue, but our 1,650 members of the Wahoo Club, anytime we have a Wahoo Club item they but it up they love it,” Rosen said. “Can you imagine the baseball team in this city not being called the Cleveland Indians? I can’t picture that.”
9  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again on: June 18, 2014, 07:38:35 PM

Quote from: Fireball on June 17, 2014, 08:27:28 PM

1) End partisan redistricting. Perhaps adopt both non-partisan redistricting and the California primary system nationwide, or perhaps have no primaries and have ranked preference voting.
I like the idea of ranked preference voting.

Quote from: Fireball on June 17, 2014, 08:27:28 PM

2) Publicly finance all campaigns, by either making the public financing so generous that everyone will want to opt into it, or just outlawing private contributions to campaigns.
I don't like the idea of tax money going to pay for campaigns. Would everyone on the ballot get the same amount of money or only the Democrats and Republicans? It's a bit of a contradiction for a libertarian to accept tax money for their campaign. Would a Ross Perot not be able to finance his own campaign? Is the public financing only in the general election and not the primaries? If so, then the advantage will be given to anyone that can raise the most money to win their primary. If not, then the budget to finance every primary candidate that happens to get on the ballot will become astronomical.

Quote from: Fireball on June 17, 2014, 08:27:28 PM

3) Space elections further apart. Four years for Representatives, eight years for Senators would make a decent amount of sense. This would also have the benefit of getting rid of "mid-term" elections.
Anything that spares me from having to see political ads and the accumulation of trash (signs trying to garner name recognition) on every street corner is a good thing.

Quote from: Fireball on June 17, 2014, 08:27:28 PM

4) Increase the size of the US House by at least double.
Yes! Districts are way too large.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: June 05, 2014, 04:52:40 PM
Kato's nightmare of being a cricket.

Spoiler for Hiden:
11  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: LA Clippers Owner Guy on: May 30, 2014, 10:16:35 PM
Billionaires and millionaires fighting is a lawyer's wet dream.
12  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: How not to defend the second amendment on: May 29, 2014, 03:24:51 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 29, 2014, 02:51:24 PM

I gave up on the concept of banning guns ages ago.  But I support reasonable applications of gun control.  One of the more reasonable applications would be allowing a business to tell you NOT to bring firearms into their establishment.   

I thought this was standard application of private property everywhere. I see those "no firearms allowed" signs all the time in AZ. And AZ is about as pro-gun a state as you can get.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Roger Ebert RIP on: May 27, 2014, 08:52:16 PM
Life Itself documentary.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Film] Christopher Nolan - Interstellar on: May 22, 2014, 08:09:56 PM

Quote from: msteelers on May 17, 2014, 05:04:45 PM

My god space is BIG.

15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: May 22, 2014, 08:05:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 21, 2014, 01:00:38 PM

and it doesn't appear to feature Mark Wahlberg in any way. 

I feel that way about Shia LaBeouf.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 21, 2014, 04:58:22 PM
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: April 30, 2014, 09:18:15 PM
What's this Twitter thing people keep mentioning?

Spoiler for Hiden:
Get off my lawn!
18  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I think on: April 23, 2014, 08:22:19 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 23, 2014, 06:31:24 PM

I really don't like black licorice.

19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon Contract Is Up, Don't Want to Renew Due to Grandfathered Data- Halp! on: March 28, 2014, 02:43:28 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 28, 2014, 01:06:13 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 27, 2014, 07:04:22 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 27, 2014, 07:02:19 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on March 27, 2014, 06:21:47 PM

They did give me 6 instead of 2 for my troubles.

6 instead of 2 what?

Formytroubles™

Yes but they gave you 6 what instead of 2 what?

20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Verizon Contract Is Up, Don't Want to Renew Due to Grandfathered Data- Halp! on: March 26, 2014, 04:52:33 PM
My Thunderbolt is 3 years old so I have been month to month for the last year. The choice seems to be getting a new phone on ebay and swapping the SIM card or losing my unlimited data plan in order to get the roughly $200 discount on a new phone from Verizon. I usually don't use anywhere near 2 Gigs a month, but it's nice to have unlimited data and not worry about it.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 19, 2014, 03:24:16 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on March 18, 2014, 07:02:06 PM

I think he's just slammed with school
That's no excuse for avoiding his responsibilities here to comment on every thread and create at least half of all new threads.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 17, 2014, 06:03:13 PM
This is what CeeKay must be thinking with all these people contacting him.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: February 20, 2014, 03:02:47 PM
Honest Trailers
“Get ready for 90 minutes of bumping into stuff!” (with pinball sound effects)
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Wars [CCG] on: February 18, 2014, 10:48:34 PM
This went live on Steam a couple of days ago. It's still free to play.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: February 03, 2014, 10:41:31 PM

Quote from: EddieA on February 01, 2014, 02:31:36 PM

I laughed myself silly with this - Conan visits the American Girl store.

Good stuff.
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, what really happened? on: January 24, 2014, 03:42:20 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 22, 2014, 11:55:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 22, 2014, 09:58:48 PM

Quote from: Moliere on January 22, 2014, 09:45:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 22, 2014, 09:04:29 PM

Did something really happen with CeeKay? 
He spent New Year's Eve with hepcat and still hasn't recovered.

Christ, the most outlandish thing I did on New Year's Eve was drop the remote in between the couch cushions.  Talk about boring...

Those weren't cushions...
paranoid
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Black Sails on: January 22, 2014, 09:49:19 PM

Quote from: Crawley on January 22, 2014, 07:45:04 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 22, 2014, 10:57:38 AM

it's okay, but the Hygiene of the characters throw me off, especially the pearly white teeth..   It's a meh so far

That's funny. I'm noticing the perfect teeth in a lot of shows now where it just stands out.

Even in modern day shows they can bother me. Like in Bates Motel one of the sons has these super white and perfect teeth that stands out in contrast to who his character is supposed to be (poor and a bit of a drifter). So any time he flashes those things it just is a bit jarring to see.

I always think of the bar scene in one of the Back to the Future movies where he's in the old west. A guy walks up to Fox and yells something like "Where'd you get those pearly white teeth!"
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, what really happened? on: January 22, 2014, 09:45:35 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 22, 2014, 09:04:29 PM

Did something really happen with CeeKay? 
He spent New Year's Eve with hepcat and still hasn't recovered.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 10, 2014, 10:35:52 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 10, 2014, 08:02:57 PM

Quote from: Purge on January 10, 2014, 07:30:49 PM

Quote from: Gratch on January 10, 2014, 05:53:26 PM

Kinda sad to think that if CeeKay's exodus is permanent, three of the top 10 posters at GT are gone (CK, Calvin, and Kevin Grey).

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I've sometimes kicked around the idea of stepping away from gaming in general.

Do it, Purge. Only 3 more to go...

It seems like there are a lot of staff members padding their stats in forums the rest of us don't have access to.  icon_wink
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on: January 09, 2014, 10:40:07 PM
The Starving Games
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: January 08, 2014, 06:24:59 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 07, 2014, 10:59:01 PM

Quote from: Lee on January 07, 2014, 08:56:30 PM

Apparently CeeKay rode off into the sunset. No posts since the new year.

wow.  who'd have thunk it?

Last Active:   December 31, 2013, 10:58:58 PM
New Year's resolution to stay away from GT?
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: December 28, 2013, 03:14:07 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 27, 2013, 07:18:55 PM

Quote from: Moliere on December 27, 2013, 07:10:02 PM

Too bad. I was hoping for a big sale on AC3 since I am always one title behind the latest release.

it's on sale for $7.49 right now.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/208480/
Thanks for the tip. I just finished the download.
33  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: December 27, 2013, 07:10:02 PM
Too bad. I was hoping for a big sale on AC3 since I am always one title behind the latest release.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 25, 2013, 10:09:23 PM
35  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: :) on: December 25, 2013, 04:54:11 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 23, 2013, 04:19:18 AM

went to buy La Mulana... already have it icon_lol
Bought this game and it lasted about 15 minutes before I uninstalled it.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: December 18, 2013, 08:37:06 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on December 18, 2013, 05:17:22 PM

Enter The Dojo.  This is COMEDY GOLD.  So much of this is sad but true....

As someone who is into martial arts how do you explain so many students playing along with this EFO and telekinesis crap? It seems ripe for Ken to mock if he hasn't done so already.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: December 13, 2013, 09:25:58 PM
38  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales in OP! on: December 06, 2013, 08:30:09 PM
The only game I purchased during the Autumn sale was Brutal Legend. For $1.99 it was a steal. Didn't know much about it and so far I really like it. Fun with the Jack Black intro and game premise.
39  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Infinity Wars [CCG] on: December 04, 2013, 02:00:48 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on December 04, 2013, 07:53:48 AM

I'll play, I try every CCG. smile


Send me a PM with your email. I can send the invite tonight.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Infinity Wars [CCG] on: December 04, 2013, 05:35:59 AM
Anyone want an invite to Infinity Wars? I think I can get 2 people into the Beta. Send me a PM with your email address.

For those interested in this game you should check out Chesspieceface's nightly twitch broadcast, usually starting around 9pm PST. He will answer questions and discuss deck building and play tactics.
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