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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on: November 23, 2013, 07:51:07 PM

Quote from: ravenvii on November 23, 2013, 02:20:10 AM

It seemed to have gathered some good reviews.

Here's one that says otherwise. There is something very important missing.
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 22, 2013, 04:36:26 PM
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: November 21, 2013, 05:25:24 PM
Doctor Who
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Die Hardest on: November 21, 2013, 05:23:30 PM
The last Die Hard was so horrible I will wait until I can watch this one for free with a library DVD rental or Netflix Instant Watch.
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: November 21, 2013, 02:17:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 21, 2013, 05:20:22 AM

well... damn... damn... damn.
It was like a Game of Thrones episode. Except that it was no surprise when some of the characters were finally killed off.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: November 19, 2013, 03:02:24 PM
Everything Wrong With Pacific Rim In 9 Minutes Or Less

I agree with most of these observations.
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Week 9 on: November 18, 2013, 05:08:31 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on November 05, 2013, 05:38:34 AM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 04, 2013, 04:34:56 AM

Just can't hold it in any longer, Chiefs 9-0, man it feels good, despite all of the teams flaws, they seem to pull it together and win. I am being realistic, however, and know it won't last, but I have been letting myself enjoy each win for 24 hours before nitpicking on them. Looking forward to the next 3 games because it will give a better idea of where the team will finally end up.

They have a good defense, a fairly safe offense and a veteran coach to keep things running smooth.  Its not flashy but it does win games. 

Unless they play Denver.  icon_wink
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Walking Dead tap dances onto AMC for Season 4 on: November 17, 2013, 11:09:45 PM
Saw this on OO. Pretty much sums it up.

49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: November 17, 2013, 10:22:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 17, 2013, 07:58:26 PM


It's been taken down. Try here.
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]Thor:The Dark World on: November 17, 2013, 01:52:29 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on November 09, 2013, 10:22:09 PM

As far as Loki in this, I loved Hiddleston's performance in limited screen time, but...
Spoiler for Hiden:
but come ON -- if he can impersonate anyone and everything with no limitation, how am I ever supposed to take a scene in a Thor movie at face value? He's basically a Walking Deus Ex Machina: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deus%20ex%20machina

Spoiler for Hiden:
Thor saw through his illusion when he visited Loki in jail. Why couldn't he see through him when Loki was on the throne?
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: November 15, 2013, 08:33:21 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 13, 2013, 05:38:51 PM

Well, I'm glad to see that they've decided that one full song length montage scene at the end of each episode to pad the running time wasn't enough and that they now require one for the opening too.

 nod
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: November 14, 2013, 02:05:50 PM
IKEA
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: November 12, 2013, 08:55:48 PM
I liked the documentary on Hugh Hefner. Not everyone realizes what he did for racial equality, free speech, and draconian sex laws.
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: November 08, 2013, 07:34:03 PM


Full length movies as gifs
55  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare Exchanges Are Live. How's it Looking For You? on: November 05, 2013, 05:52:09 PM

Quote from: raydude on November 05, 2013, 04:22:52 PM

Wait, so it's because of government regulations that we had companies pulling cheap policy shenanigans?  eek

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2012/03/junk-health-insurance/index.htm

Companies offer cheap premiums and people are surprised when they don't get the same coverage? Shocking! If only the government could come in and make it all "free".  Roll Eyes
56  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Healthcare Exchanges Are Live. How's it Looking For You? on: November 05, 2013, 02:40:06 PM

Quote from: raydude on November 05, 2013, 01:05:08 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on October 31, 2013, 09:37:11 PM


In short, the ACA was written to allow people to keep their existing plans while forbidding insurance providers from ratcheting up the price for that privilege.  It also requires that insurance companies actually honor the terms of their contracts by paying out when people get sick, rather than rescinding the policy and keeping years of paid premiums for themselves.

This means all those cheap "junk policies" aren't lucrative any more, so the insurance companies are responding by offering comprehensive coverage plans as mandated by the law.

Waitaminute - so prior to Obamacare insurance companies could sell these junk policies and then say "oh you're sick? Tooo bad, your coverage just expired today, so sorry!" without any repercussions? Whatever happened to free market economic principles that were supposed to weed out these kinds of policies? Surely the people would flock to an insurer that offered cheap policies without the shenanigans and, via sound capitalist principles, ensure that the market would drive out the bad policies and only keep the good ones?

Waiting to hear from free market advocates...

Stop pretending that prior to Obamacare we had anything remotely resembling a free market in the health care industry. A free market requires unregulated prices and the ability of any company to enter the market to compete. Companies can only overcharge when the government limits their competition through regulations (i.e., making it too expensive to run a start-up) or outright barriers (e.g., not letting insurance companies do business across state lines).
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/PS3]South Park:The Stick of Truth on: November 04, 2013, 05:49:24 PM
Gameplay video shows potential.
58  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: KING OF FIGHTERS 13 + Torchlight 2 -Magicka -Halloween Sale on: November 04, 2013, 05:27:39 PM
Not sure if Nov 27th - Dec 3rd should be considered "Autumn".
59  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [USA] SHUTDOWN SHUTDOWN!!!!!! Sequel is in the works, slated for Q1 2014 release on: November 04, 2013, 05:01:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 04, 2013, 03:52:55 PM

Quote from: Moliere on November 04, 2013, 02:21:21 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 04, 2013, 10:05:08 AM

I bet the sequel sucks. Nothing is ever better the second time around.

Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Mad Max 2, Star Trek 2, The Dark Knight...

Godfather 2, Terminator 2, Evil Dead 2, X2, Spider-Man 2, Superman 2, Toy Story 2.....

Not sure about G2 and T2. The second Terminator had better special effects, but the story wasn't better.
60  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [USA] SHUTDOWN SHUTDOWN!!!!!! Sequel is in the works, slated for Q1 2014 release on: November 04, 2013, 02:21:21 PM

Quote from: Harpua3 on November 04, 2013, 10:05:08 AM

I bet the sequel sucks. Nothing is ever better the second time around.

Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Mad Max 2, Star Trek 2, The Dark Knight...
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I just made a new thread on: November 01, 2013, 02:31:09 PM
I am going to start a poll to determine if this thread should be boycotted.
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have never seen video of the Joe Theismann Injury on: October 28, 2013, 08:12:10 PM
Besides, if you don't watch it now it will be CeeKay's goal to Rick Roll you the video at some time in the future.
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I have never seen video of the Joe Theismann Injury on: October 28, 2013, 08:10:42 PM
Watch it! You know you want to.  icon_twisted
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Don't try to silence the critics [Garry’s Incident] on: October 22, 2013, 10:34:56 PM
Game Developer Tries to Silence YouTube Critic, Discovers Streisand Effect

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Wild Games Studio made their problems even worse by trying to retaliate against Bain. They made a copyright claim against him on YouTube, using a flimsy excuse that he monetizes the videos with advertising (Bain manages a living with his game journalism and announcing) and thus cannot use their assets without their permission. The studio succeeded. YouTube yanked the review. Furthermore, YouTube’s copyright-protection system threatens users that their channel will be deleted if they get three of these takedown claims. In Bain’s case, that would result in the removal of hundreds of videos.

Obviously, the takedown request was a load of crap. They provided Bain access to the game in the first place, knowing he was a critic and knowing he was going to make a video of his experience, only acting when they didn’t get the response they hoped for. It’s the equivalent of a movie studio trying to block the airing of a bad movie review on an entertainment program because it used the footage the studio provided to them.

But you don’t screw with people who are popular on the Internet. Imagine earning the ire of 1.3 million avid gamers. They flooded the Metacritic page for the game and dragged the user score down to .5 out of 10.
65  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GMG Free copy of Civ V or Mafia 2 for voting in poll on: October 19, 2013, 02:24:57 PM
Anyone get a copy of Mafia 2 they don't want?  icon_wink
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 18, 2013, 06:55:50 PM
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67  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [USA] SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! Exclusive DLC 'The Ceiling' coming soon! on: October 17, 2013, 07:40:59 PM
Doh!

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sources confirmed today that the GOP yielded its fight against Obamacare mere moments before the president was about to cave and repeal the entire law. “Whew! That was a close one,” President Obama told reporters
68  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [USA] SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! Exclusive DLC 'The Ceiling' coming soon! on: October 17, 2013, 02:45:14 PM
I blame the Freemasons!
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 16, 2013, 04:02:56 PM

Quote from: Caine on October 16, 2013, 03:51:40 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 16, 2013, 03:39:46 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 16, 2013, 03:37:10 PM

I blame Canada for the moose depopulation.

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Across North America — in places as far-flung as Montana and British Columbia, New Hampshire and Minnesota — moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why.

I blame Boris and Natasha.

I blame the lack of quality moose porn for the male moose to get excited about. 

Or the overabundance of moose porn is causing the male moose to neglect and have false expectations of the female moose.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 16, 2013, 03:37:10 PM
I blame Canada for the moose depopulation.

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Across North America — in places as far-flung as Montana and British Columbia, New Hampshire and Minnesota — moose populations are in steep decline. And no one is sure why.
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Wolverine on: October 16, 2013, 02:19:15 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on October 16, 2013, 02:06:02 PM

Quote from: Moliere on October 16, 2013, 06:14:55 AM

I finally watched this movie tonight. Why would his claws grow back after being cut off? Why would a robot on his heart stop his DNA from healing? Why would drilling into his claws cause him to grow old while the old guy grows young?

Why can't you just lose yourself in the movie?

Because I want the movie to make sense within the X-Men universe. Otherwise I am taken out of the movie wondering wtf is going on.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Wolverine on: October 16, 2013, 06:14:55 AM
I finally watched this movie tonight. Why would his claws grow back after being cut off? Why would a robot on his heart stop his DNA from healing? Why would drilling into his claws cause him to grow old while the old guy grows young?
73  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 14, 2013, 10:36:06 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 14, 2013, 09:08:56 PM

...then we gave them smallpox when they weren't looking.

USA! USA! USA!
74  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I like feeling a part of a gaming community.. on: October 14, 2013, 08:58:58 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 14, 2013, 07:50:05 PM

I don't remember hearing about...

...wait...that happened during what you guys like to call "The War of 1812", right?

Sorry...we did learn about that in school.  But it was called "The Time America Tried to Make Canada Feel Good About Itself By Letting Them Shoot at Some Things and Start a Fire".

Granted, the whole section in our history books is comprised solely of that line, but I think it sums up the whole thing quite succinctly. 

I always wondered what a Canadian history book would look like if you took out all references to the United States.  icon_razz
75  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gobble-gobble ... on: October 14, 2013, 08:49:57 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 14, 2013, 08:48:44 PM

See, America has a better plan with the Thursday Thanksgiving, meaning we generally get 2 days off work for this silly holiday instead of only 1.  Tongue

USA! USA! USA!
76  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Gravity on: October 07, 2013, 09:41:13 PM

Quote from: farley2k on October 07, 2013, 01:06:19 PM

Since I love Neil how could I resist posting this

Neil deGrasse Tyson Fact Checks 'Gravity'


I have to disagree with him on the last tweet about enjoying a SciFi movie more than actual people in real space. There is a tremendous amount of mainstream interest in space exploration. Look at the attention received to the Mars rover, Virgin Galactic, and SpaceX. If people didn't care about space then Gravity would never have made the money it did.
77  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: it's time for the next round of SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! on: October 04, 2013, 10:55:00 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on October 04, 2013, 10:09:15 PM

The Washington Examiner is not a reputable publication. I don't trust the facts presented here are true. Paul Bedard is particularly untrustworthy and right-wing. You might as well post a link to Fox News or World Net Daily.

Which facts are being disputed? That it was forcibly closed by the Park Service? That's it's privately funded and staffed?

How about these reputable publications?

Claude Moore Colonial Farm website

Washington Times

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The Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean, Virginia has also been closed down because of its location on federally owned property. A notice on the farm’s website states, “In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.” Managing Director Anna Eberly wrote, “We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm.”

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted pictures showing NPS barricades closing off the bus turn-around near Mount Vernon, even though that site is privately owned and funded and is open during the shutdown. Blogger Stephen Gutowski of College Politico tweeted that Mount Vernon officials confirmed that the NPS shut down their parking lots Tuesday morning which are co-owned by Mount Vernon and the NPS. The NPS eventually reopened those lots after complaints from Mount Vernon officials.

Privately operated businesses on federal lands outside of the Washington area are also being affected. Warren Meyer, an Arizona businessman who runs private campgrounds on federal land, posted a letter to his congressman and senators on his blog complaining that he has been ordered to shut down despite the fact that he is a tenant of the federal government and receives no funds from them.
78  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: it's time for the next round of SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! on: October 04, 2013, 09:29:48 PM
A privately run park gets shut down by the National Park Service?

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National Park Officials closed down the educational Claude Moore Colonial Farm near the CIA in McLean, Va., even though the federal government doesn't fund or staff the park popular with children and schools. Just because the privately-operated park is on Park Service land, making the federal government simply its landlord, the agency decided to close it.
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A Claude Moore Colonial Farm official said that the privately-funded staff is on the job Wednesday, but barred from letting anybody visit the historically accurate buildings or animals. Anna Eberly, the managing director, sent out an email decrying the decision and rude National Park Service staff handling the closure.

Pointing to Park Service claims that parks have to be closed because the agency can’t afford staff during the government closure, Eberly wrote: “What utter crap. We have operated the Farm successfully for 32 years after the NPS cut the Farm from its budget in 1980 and are fully staffed and prepared to open today. But there are barricades at the Pavilions and entrance to the Farm. And if you were to park on the grass and visit on your own, you run the risk of being arrested. Of course, that will cost the NPS staff salaries to police the Farm against intruders while leaving it open will cost them nothing.”

I'm sure it's all a big misunderstanding and not political grandstanding. Right?
79  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: October 04, 2013, 05:06:23 PM
80  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: October 04, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
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