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81  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.
82  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.
83  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.
84  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?
85  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!
86  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
87  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!
88  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.
89  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.
90  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?
91  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
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: October 04, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Joe Abercrombie's First Law Trilogy on: October 03, 2013, 02:30:47 PM
Thank you for this recommendation. The trilogy was incredible. Now I am working my way through the three stand alone novels. The thing I appreciate the most is how he writes individual fight and larger battle scenes. He really captures the fog of war and how often battles turn into complete chaos.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Tom Clancy on: October 03, 2013, 02:27:30 PM

Quote from: Canuck on October 03, 2013, 01:20:44 AM

Aren't most of his latest books almost completely ghostwritten?

They are openly co-authored. My impression on reading the last couple is that someone else does all the writing and probably consults with Tom on the plot and use of his characters.
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: it's time for the next round of SHUTDOWN SHOWDOWN!!!!!! on: October 02, 2013, 10:53:02 PM
Ron Paul Isn't Thrilled By 'Rather Annoying' Shutdown Debate

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"The shutdown is actually a distraction from the debate that I think they should be having," Paul said. He's particularly upset by domestic and foreign U.S. policies, and says Federal Reserve policy and deficit spending should have taken precedence in the current government-funding debate.

"Republicans and Democrats are basically in agreement with authoritarianism," Paul said. "They believe that one way or another you have to be an authoritarian, to tell you how to spend your money [and] both of them tell you how to run your personal life. And they're both very excited about telling every country what to do, and giving them money if they behave or bombing them if they don't."

Paul said "the wave of the future" is a coalition of anti-authoritarian progressive Democrats and libertarian Republicans in Congress opposed to domestic surveillance, opposed to starting new wars and in favor of ending the so-called War on Drugs.

"The so-called shutdown is more of a political event," he said, "The government doesn't really shut down, they do the symbolic things: you can't go up in the Washington Monument, you can't visit the White House and you can't go in the parks."
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP Tom Clancy on: October 02, 2013, 04:07:51 PM
My first semester of college I read Red Storm Rising instead of studying for finals. I became disillusioned with his later novels. Being co-authored they seemed like poorly written shadows of his early work.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: October 02, 2013, 02:38:26 PM
A recurring pattern is that I can skip the entire episode and just watch the final 5 minute song montage. All the motives and actions are revealed that had been alluded to throughout the episode.
98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ventura/Stern in 2016? on: October 02, 2013, 02:28:51 PM
He dropped out of the NY Governor's race because he didn't want to disclose his finances. I doubt that has changed.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 30, 2013, 08:21:23 PM
Hank Schrader: What Happens Next with Dean Norris

Funny reference to his current gig.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You're In the Mood for A Drink. What's Your Pleasure? on: September 30, 2013, 07:51:52 PM
reverse osmosis filtered water neat
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 30, 2013, 05:56:57 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on September 30, 2013, 05:37:15 PM

I kept thinking the final scene - camera movement wise - reminded me of another series. Now I remember ... I think the last scene of The Walking Dead's first episode ends with a catchy song, and the camera gradually zooming out/slowly spinning from a close up of the National Guard tank in the city to show it surrounded by hordes of zombies.

I was thinking of the first and last scenes from Lost. Same overhead shot of Jack's face while he is on his back.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Breaking bad as good/bad as usual! on: September 30, 2013, 03:04:40 PM

Quote from: Lee on September 30, 2013, 02:32:40 AM

I didn't like her either, but she didn't need to die. She didn't do anything to deserve it, and her life was ruined as is.

She ordered the death of that previous meth crew before the nazis took over, but didn't want to look at all the dead bodies. She also told Todd to kill Walt. I have no sympathy for her.

My only problem with the finale was her final phone call with Walt. I felt like that was thrown in to explain to the audience what happened to her for those that missed the whole ricin in the sugar scene.
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My car was broken into today on: September 27, 2013, 05:35:37 PM
Impressive to confront a thief stealing someone's bike.
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My car was broken into today on: September 27, 2013, 05:33:56 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 27, 2013, 05:11:22 PM

I gave up on the notion of personal safety the moment I drove my U-Haul into Chicago city limits 15 years ago.   icon_frown

First for total murders but not per capita. Good news, right?
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My car was broken into today on: September 27, 2013, 04:42:56 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 27, 2013, 03:20:03 PM

 I bust my ass for what I have, and I want it to remain my property.  

So you're opposed to high taxes?  icon_wink
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Revolution - season 2 is here. on: September 27, 2013, 02:11:48 PM
I stopped after the first half of the first season. All this praise is going to force me to watch this show again.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Big Ass Spider on: September 25, 2013, 10:59:25 PM
Kato
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Marijuana. Just watched a documentary. on: September 25, 2013, 10:57:57 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 25, 2013, 10:51:19 PM

As I said before, I think there is plenty of reasons to legalize it.  I can tell you that it helps my wife, despite our protestations in getting to that point.   If it helps somebody abate serious pain and get back to normalcy when the most aggro of narcotics couldn't, why wouldn't you?   What's the alternative?  "Sorry ma'am - you need to suffer...uh....because I personally object to it."

Does it matter if there are any medical benefits? Either we own our body or we don't.
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dumb and Dumber To on: September 25, 2013, 07:47:11 PM
Love the John Denver reference.  icon_lol
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: You know what I hate about IOS7? on: September 23, 2013, 06:19:36 PM
At best this is free advertising courtesy of the NYPD. Or, more likely, the cops want an easier way to track you down.

111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 23, 2013, 03:37:44 PM
Samuel L Jackson is a mother f#$% role model.
112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: how come we're not attacking syria? on: September 20, 2013, 03:35:08 PM
Al-Qaida militants capture town in northern Syria

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Yet the jihadis, including members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al-Qaida offshoot, have been some of the most effective forces on the battlefield, fighting alongside the Western-backed Free Syrian Army to capture military facilities, strategic installations and key neighborhoods in cities such as Aleppo and Homs.

But the two sides have turned their guns on each other. Turf wars and retaliatory killings have evolved into ferocious battles in what has effectively become a war within a war in northern and eastern Syria, leaving hundreds dead on both sides.
113  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Top 50 PC games of our generation on: September 19, 2013, 09:12:50 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 19, 2013, 07:57:34 PM

Undying in the top 50?  Heck yeah (but higher slywink)!
For sure. The scariest game I ever played.

No listing for Fallout or Morrowind?  icon_confused
114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Grand Theft Auto V on: September 19, 2013, 04:17:51 PM
'Grand Theft Auto V' generates $800 million in first-day sales

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"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday.

The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day retail sales record set by Activision Blizzard Inc., whose "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" brought in $500 million in its fist 24 hours of release. That game went on to reach $1 billion in sales in 15 days -- faster, many observed, than the box office record-holder "Avatar."
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: September 19, 2013, 02:24:33 PM
String Theory via Bohemian Rhapsody
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: September 18, 2013, 02:56:16 PM
Apparently the studio warned Ben about the Internet backlash.
117  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: New Member Stats? on: September 17, 2013, 05:41:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 30, 2013, 05:13:18 PM

they keep catching Moliere creating alts to make his polls look active slywink
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118  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Batman vs Superman (Man of Steel 2) on: September 17, 2013, 05:06:49 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 30, 2013, 04:52:53 PM

I think overall this is a non story,but what the hell..here it is

Timberlake wants to play The Riddler

Works for me. I've liked him as an actor, especially his darker more serious roles.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: September 17, 2013, 02:18:08 PM


The new season has started and continues with all the crazy plot developments. Each season Kurt Sutter seems to find new ways to torture Otto. The bit with the kid showing up throughout the show definitely got me curious and I certainly didn't predict how they would finally explain his importance.
120  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 16, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
As part of the post Friday the 13th I give you a video from Robot Chicken.
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