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4921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Name that movie on: June 02, 2008, 03:46:20 PM
I'm guessing its one of Kurosawa's like "Shichinin no samurai", but I don't know for sure.
4922  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 02, 2008, 03:41:20 PM

Quote from: Rip on June 01, 2008, 03:40:19 AM

Saturday dude. The only one that went in there today was me. You can't tell the stuff I moved around? I guess we will need to have a contest to see who can spot stuff as it moves.

It looks like the black and brown chairs have been moved. Still no people in the picture...
4923  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Clinton's screwed on: June 02, 2008, 03:28:36 AM

Quote from: msduncan on June 02, 2008, 02:55:08 AM

If a strong 3rd party had run for President this year, they might have won the whole thing.

Ron Paul got 3% running as a Republican. Why would he or anyone else have done any better as a 3rd Party candidate? This is still a two party country fighting over which side of the Titanic they sit on.
4924  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: June 02, 2008, 03:24:11 AM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 06:21:42 PM

Quote from: JCAnejo on May 29, 2008, 04:57:55 PM



Seriously. How is anything else getting a vote?
4925  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sometimes it sucks to be an adult on: June 02, 2008, 02:51:16 AM
I was mixing up cake batter and thinking back on my childhood when I could lick the frosting off the mixers and spoon. Now I just think about Salmonella from the raw eggs in the batter.
4926  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Internet dies, dbt freaks out on: June 01, 2008, 11:56:22 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on June 01, 2008, 11:30:45 PM

A few hours later the rest of the internet comes back on but no GT! A while later I get GT but can't open any of the threads without error messages.

Table 'smf_sessions' is marked as crashed and should be repaired
4927  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Name that movie on: June 01, 2008, 07:39:21 PM
Name the correct movie, post the next picture...

4928  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 31, 2008, 10:41:25 PM

Quote from: Rip on May 31, 2008, 08:20:07 PM

ANyway time to jusp on the new ZX-10r and spped over to Tampicos for a burrito and margarita and will be back at the office in a few.

Don't forget to change the Polaroid on the web cam. I've seen the same picture of the office since you posted the link.
4929  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 31, 2008, 06:52:54 AM
4930  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: May 30, 2008, 10:05:20 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 30, 2008, 09:29:27 PM

maybe they coluld draw her back if they say Jin might still be alive.  Speaking of which, anyone have thoughts on that?  This was pretty much what I'd expected, that it would appear he most likely dies, but you don't actually see it so there's always the chance he jumped off the boat and gets rescued by the guys on the raft, or was teleported off with the island.

That's what I'm thinking. Nobody is dead on this show even if their headless corpse is being eaten by wild rabbits.

Quote from: rittchard on May 30, 2008, 09:29:27 PM

Almost seems like they are going the alien technology route, but who knows...

Dr. Henry Jones knows.
4931  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Lost finale is tonight! on: May 30, 2008, 08:18:20 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on May 30, 2008, 04:43:57 PM

If I record a show, I'm tempted to say "Well, I can watch it anytime" which means sometimes weeks/months/never.

So I watched Lost live in order to force myself to pay attention.

But now, I want to watch it again.

C'est la t.v.

You can watch them online anytime you like.

Ben has the best lines recently. I love how condescending he is towards John:

"Is this the magic box?"
"No, John, its not."
"What is all this stuff for?"
"Same things that all the Dharma Stations are for, silly experiments."
"What kind of experiments?"
"You know what John, why don't you watch this very informative video that will answer some of your questions. I'll take care of some business."
4932  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 30, 2008, 08:05:22 PM
Quick! Someone get the Fun back on track before this thread nosedives into P/RN.

4933  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Avoid Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream on: May 30, 2008, 07:58:33 PM
nipple and bliss really do belong together
4934  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: History is a fickle and willful child; it remembers only that which it wants on: May 30, 2008, 02:58:47 PM

4935  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 30, 2008, 01:26:35 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 30, 2008, 01:05:41 PM

I find it ironic as the image clearly attests to the power that Christ had. He certainly could have called forth a legion of angels to remove him from the cross.  Also, had he not so love the world, he could have clapped and in the process of clapping snuffed out the entire universe- including those who would blaspheme him with  mornic pictures presented in a juvenile attempt at humor.  I'm just sayin.

The mythology states that he had to die in the most gruesome way possible in order to maximize the sacrifice he was making because he loved you and wanted to die for your sins. Don't feel guilty about it though. He obviously knew the Judas would betray him and could have avoided the whole thing. Then the world would have missed out on 2000 years of Christianity.
4936  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that annoy you today on: May 29, 2008, 10:03:21 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 09:37:56 PM

I would have thought that dinosauers would have given it away!  slywink

I was counting on Google to have its "Did you mean: pterodactyl?" message if I was wrong


the fact that the entire first page of Search hits had websites all using the same spelling as my search word made me go with the original spelling.

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling, but that is particularly lame.

My point being, Ike, I am very conscientious of my spelling. Between the internal Firefox spell check, this Forum's spell check,, Google and copying my text into Outlook to run spell check I try and at least have my spelling correct even if no one cares about the content. I don't see what is particularly lame about a single misspelled word.
4937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that annoy you today on: May 29, 2008, 09:35:39 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:20:55 PM

What the hell is a "teradactal"?

Are you trying to spell "pterodactyl"?

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling, but that is particularly lame.

Ah, another opportunity for spiritual growth!

Google failed me. I tried to look up the correct spelling. Honest!
4938  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dating etiquette (when to go exclusive) on: May 29, 2008, 09:14:59 PM

Quote from: rickfc on May 29, 2008, 09:13:02 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 29, 2008, 09:09:20 PM

In answer to your question, however, I think that there has to be an actual explicit agreement not to date other people.  I think that most people accept that if you're "just dating" you are allowed to date more than one person.

 puke  OMFG, I agree with Ike on something.... puke

Next stop for me, the Middle East.
4939  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kennel Cough! on: May 29, 2008, 09:13:45 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on May 29, 2008, 07:59:48 PM

that "pup" has been my faithful weenie dog for eleven years now.

I hear that penicillin clears up "kennel cough" in no time.
4940  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things that annoy you today on: May 29, 2008, 09:10:29 PM

Sharon Stone

company meetings that serve no purpose other than giving someone a chance to hear themselves talk

but mostly, its the teradactals.
4941  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dating etiquette (when to go exclusive) on: May 29, 2008, 09:03:19 PM
You read stories about guys that have secret lives being married to multiple women and even managing multiple families. That's obviously someone that doesn't understand the concept of exclusivity. The other side of the extreme is to only date 1 person at a time from the very beginning. I have always leaned more towards this latter position both from personal standards and lack of opportunity to double up. Recently (as of last night paranoid) I found myself getting involved with a second woman while still actively involved in the early stages of dating someone else. Since I hardly ever find myself in this situation I am trying to figure out when its considered cheating and when I should choose one to go exclusive with. I suppose its not cheating unless the other person thinks that you're an exclusive couple?

What are your standards for exclusivity?
4942  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Virtual raffle on: May 29, 2008, 05:41:28 PM

Quote from: Shinjin on May 29, 2008, 05:17:42 PM

What kind of requirements do you have?  If your participants trust you, you could just use a spreadsheet and a random number generator.

Have each spreadsheet row correspond to a ticket, so if they have 10 tickets they get 10 rows.

It sounds like this will work. I found this RNG and the spreadsheet row #'s will cover the ticket total. Thanks for the input.
4943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Kennel Cough! on: May 29, 2008, 04:45:05 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on May 29, 2008, 04:31:46 PM

I do wonder what it was, though.

4944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Virtual raffle on: May 29, 2008, 04:37:54 PM
Anyone know if there is a program or website that I can use to hold a virtual raffle? I've got around 100 people with various amounts of contest points that are worth 1 raffle ticket each. These 100 people are all over the country so I can't hand out physical tickets with the winner being picked out of a hat. I need a virtual way to do the drawing.
4945  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: May 30 - The Day We Believe! on: May 29, 2008, 04:19:46 PM

Quote from: The Meal on May 29, 2008, 04:13:50 PM

I like how "Space Aliens" come below "Broncos" in the related tags of his blognod

Broncos > space aliens
4946  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The Secret strikes down 60,000 Chinese and leaves millions homeless on: May 29, 2008, 02:38:25 PM
It's all OK. She called take backs.

"Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people," Stone said in the statement. "I am willing to take part in the relief work of China's earthquake, and wholly devote myself to helping affected Chinese people."
4947  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Netflix: 'Rental-by-email has 5 years left' on: May 28, 2008, 10:05:49 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on May 28, 2008, 09:58:21 PM

As a filmmaker, I even look forward to the day we might by-pass those shady studios and distributors and bring you the goods straight to you home on release day.

Maybe, but there is still something about going to a movie theater and getting the crowd dynamic involved in a great movie. Besides, not everyone can have a PeteRock sized HDTV. Some of us still live in the stone age of CRT, at least until the divorce mortgage is paid off.
4948  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / The Secret strikes down 60,000 Chinese and leaves millions homeless on: May 28, 2008, 02:17:14 PM
according to Sharon Stone.

"I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else," Stone said Thursday during a Cannes Film Festival red-carpet interview with Hong Kong's Cable Entertainment News. "And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?"

Is this the New Age response to the Christian Right blaming every natural disaster on sinners and gays?
4949  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: US Space Policy on: May 27, 2008, 05:04:13 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 25, 2008, 12:15:53 AM

Quote from: ATB on May 24, 2008, 11:14:52 PM

Srsly. Spend the money combating things important

What "important thing" would NASA's $14B annual budget solve that outweighs surrendering manned space capability to the Russians and Chinese?

Think of the children!

On a more serious note, how about if NASA stops charging companies less than it actually costs to launch their statellites into space. If we weren't subsidizing these companies they would have to pay market rates and private companies would be able to compete against NASA. This would open up space operations into the private market.
4950  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Genre Shift - when and where? on: May 27, 2008, 04:52:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 27, 2008, 03:43:08 PM

I don't know about genre, but I think we'll see alot more Indie titles as the big boys focus more and more on consoles.

Just as long as they don't involve swinging through the jungle like Tarzan and surviving a nuclear blast in a refrigerator.
4951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sydney Pollack has died on: May 27, 2008, 05:34:25 AM
Going through his IMDB list nothing really jumps out at me as the cat's meow. A couple of interesting films maybe, but that's it.

4952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Phoenix touches down on: May 27, 2008, 12:23:39 AM

Quote from: WYBaugh8 on May 26, 2008, 02:27:22 AM

Just amazing what the scientists and engineers can do. 

And Jesus   icon_wink
4953  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good Movies No One Has Ever Heard Of... on: May 25, 2008, 06:35:45 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 22, 2008, 09:10:47 PM

Recently Moliere suggested a handful of films and I should receive them sometime next week from (You Move You Die, Stickmen, and The Salton Sea).  I am hoping others can share some suggestions that I may have missed, or may not even know about.  They don't have to be critically acclaimed or fit within any particular genre (as made apparent by my own list), and I'm open to all sorts of suggestions.  I'm mainly just looking for lesser-known, quality films no one has heard of.
Besides repeating the 3 above I will include these on my list:

Christian Bale in The Machinist about a man that hasn't slept in a year. He went from 180 lbs to 120 lbs for the role and then had to gain it back in time for Batman Begins.

Swing Kids about teenagers not respecting the authoritah of the Nazis by dancing to illegal music.

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead is a classic with a ton of great scenes and actors.

Requiem for a Dream

Hard Eight or "Sydney" for all you non-Americans

Even Money a great movie about gambling addictions

The Legend of 1900 Tim Roth plays a piano prodigy that has lived his entire life on a cruise ship.
4954  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Popehat off line for a short time on: May 25, 2008, 05:26:43 AM
Are you sure?   ninja
4955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Popehat off line for a short time on: May 23, 2008, 10:49:56 PM
or is it just me?

KD, fire up the backup servers. There might be more refugees on the way.
4956  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So my son asks me, "How is Obama doing, dad?" on: May 23, 2008, 10:46:47 PM
Hillary let slip that she should stay in the race, because, you know, Obama might get shot during the Primaries. The Trilateral Commission must be pissed that their plans have been announced.
4957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Big Brother - Google Street View on: May 23, 2008, 10:00:44 PM
Fortunately I live in a rural enough area that the Google Van hasn't made it here yet.
4958  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dune series - any good after the first book? on: May 23, 2008, 05:23:46 PM
Last year I took on the task of reading every single Dune book in storyline chronological order starting with the 6 prequels by Frank's son, reading the 6 original Dune books and then the final two sequels by the son. I enjoyed them immensely and appreciated the fleshing out of the back story done by the son.
4959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dreams can be so interesting on: May 23, 2008, 05:20:00 PM
For $11 I doubt you were going to get much sex anyway.
4960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: If Geo Metros are so insanely fuel efficient... on: May 23, 2008, 05:20:44 AM
Smart car ftw!

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