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3041  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: GT is recruiting! We need iPhone reviewers on: August 01, 2008, 04:05:40 PM

Quote from: Chicho on August 01, 2008, 03:36:34 PM

first post!  icon_twisted

I recently purchased the new iPhone 3G and would like to participate in the testing and reviewing of new and current apps.

Welcome Chicho. I couldn't help but notice that your username means 'little roll of stomach fat' in spanish.  icon_lol
3042  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The age of re-runs on: August 01, 2008, 04:03:27 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on August 01, 2008, 03:34:28 PM

Sorry, PR-GMR, but I found your screenplay of the "Louisiana Hacksaw Debacle" slightly derivative. Changing the primary villain's name to "Corduroyface" didn't really fool anybody.

Hehehe, YK. I don't like talking much on the boards about my projects. I'm one of those 'don't announce anything until you've got something to show' people. But believe me, I'm working on something and I think it's special. I'll leave it at that.

Quote from: leo
Well YK already answered it, it's money.  Financiers are not willing to take risks on expensive, unproven IP.  They just want to pump out rehash that sells lots.

Exactly. Unfortunately, now more than ever, major studios (and game companies) don't want to take risk on someting that won't sell. As an indie filmmaker, I'm looking at a very steep hill climb for my first feature film. In the end it comes down to how much passion and drive the artist has to make something original happen. Those are the standout works you'll be seeing in the next few years--from the guys who fought hard to bring them to you.
3043  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The age of re-runs on: August 01, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
Believe me, some of us are out there trying to do something original. Do not lose hope.
3044  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: August 01, 2008, 03:17:38 PM
Think about the lack of remorse, the void of emotion, the inability to feel guilt, and the disconnect between action and consequences that these murderers have. There are people out there incapable of getting in touch with their own humanity. I wouldn't be surprised if they find the victim wasn't the first one of this individual. This monster didn't give a shit if he got caught or shot to dead in that bus after butchering that man. He was too far gone. I'm surprised Canadian police didn't smoke him right on the spot, which they could've rightfully done.
3045  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: August 01, 2008, 02:26:25 PM
It's now at 13% Rotten with 60 reviews: 52 rotten, 8 fresh. Anyone who goes to see this is practically throwing their money down a hole, I'm afraid.
3046  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Serial Murder in Ciudad Juarez on: August 01, 2008, 02:24:32 PM
Yes, I've heard the horror stories about Juarez. These bordertowns are just near lawless. Your aunt should move out of there pronto. Better to be broke and be in a safer city.
3047  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: July 31, 2008, 10:43:10 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 31, 2008, 05:24:29 PM

Man decapitated on bus

how long before this makes its way into a horror film?

It already is.

(PR whistles, stares into space and walks away)

Now, in all seriousness, the dude that did this is a sociopath. And there are many sociopaths walking among us every day.
3048  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Macbook Pro battery go boom :( on: July 31, 2008, 10:16:16 PM
Well, this time there's been a happy ending to my battery trouble. I took the Macbook to the Apple Store in Columbia, MD. David, the very efficient man at the Genius bar, took a quick look at my busted battery and promptly went searching for a replacement. He swiftly found one in the back, swapped it in, had me sign some paperwork, and sent me on my way. All free! I'm now back home cruising the net on my laptop again.  icon_biggrin
3049  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 04:14:49 PM
I will do as I did with the second 'Mummy' movie--I will avoid it like the plague. I'll just go watch 'The Dark Knight' or 'Hellboy 2' again.
3050  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 04:13:30 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 31, 2008, 02:49:44 PM



Quote
oh boy, this is awkward...ummm...you realize that may have more to do with where you've chosen to live, right?

Washington DC?

You mean you finally got out of suburban-hell Columbia? Gratz! I actually got to go down in about two hours. Getting my laptop repaired at an Apple store down here.
3051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 02:17:38 AM
Isn't gellar asian? Don't they fry everything over there?!

some random puertorican  icon_razz
3052  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Macbook Pro battery go boom :( on: July 31, 2008, 01:24:42 AM
Well, I made an appointment at a local Apple store tomorrow to bring it it. I also made a copy of the Apple support bulletin listing this battery problem as an extended warranty issue. I'll post again with the results of this repair scenario.
3053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 08:46:36 PM
Quote from: Yellowking
I could explore Einstein's lesser known but equally valid equation E=MC2, in which Evil = Monte Cristo squared

Touche, YK.. touche.  icon_lol

hepcat, retort?
3054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ABC's TV Series "Wipeout"... on: July 30, 2008, 08:30:43 PM
I've been watching 'Wipeout' this summer, and yes, it's a very funny show. It was about time someone brought that brand of Japanese game show to America. I've also been watching the show that comes right after: 'I Survived A Japanese Game Show'. That's one's pretty funny too.

Maybe we should have some people from here apply to next summer's season. Can you imagine?  icon_twisted
3055  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 03:35:00 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 30, 2008, 03:33:15 PM

That body brought to you by Bennigan's.



 icon_lol icon_lol
3056  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 03:27:12 PM


Eightball's just jealous that he doesn't look as good as hep in a Sailor Moon outfit.
3057  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Macbook Pro battery go boom :( on: July 30, 2008, 03:16:38 PM
My Macbook Pro is about to turn 2 years old in a couple of weeks. Well, my honeymoon with Apple is over. This morning when I went to use the laptop I found the most horrendous sight--the laptop battery is visibly deformed. In fact, it's actually ripped open and you can see the insulation inside. It's a hideous sight. Apparently, it became overheated and just bursted open.  icon_frown

I use that laptop for almost everything productive these days. I did a bit of digging on the Apple support forums and apparently Macbook Pros made around the time I bought mine had a known problem with their batteries. Apple states that they will replace the battery for free within two years of purchase. Looks like I'm in for some hardware hell as I try to get Apple to replace that battery at the end of my two year period.
3058  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 29, 2008, 06:34:02 PM

Quote from: kathode on July 29, 2008, 06:27:00 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on July 29, 2008, 06:20:11 PM

Here's what you do, hep. Go to a Bennigan's this weekend. Order a couple of Monte Cristo's. Then, after feeling satiated by their grease goodness, comment to the waitress about how sad you're about hearing about the chain closing but how you would really like to meet the amazing staff behind the culinary masterpiece you just ate. Ask to meet the Chef. Be walked out back.... the proceed to kidnap him so that he may cook Monte Cristo's for you for life.

Or.. you can just ask/beg for the secret recipe!

I think they closed effective immediately, or that was the gist of the article I saw.  Steak and Ale restaurants too.  I can't remember the last time I've eaten at either, personally, but that sandwich does look tasty.

Mmmm, the chain closing immediately does put a crimp to my plan.
3059  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 29, 2008, 06:20:11 PM
Here's what you do, hep. Go to a Bennigan's this weekend. Order a couple of Monte Cristo's. Then, after feeling satiated by their grease goodness, comment to the waitress about how sad you're about hearing about the chain closing but how you would really like to meet the amazing staff behind the culinary masterpiece you just ate. Ask to meet the Chef. Be walked out back.... the proceed to kidnap him so that he may cook Monte Cristo's for you for life.

Or.. you can just ask/beg for the secret recipe!
3060  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How to start a Fight on: July 29, 2008, 06:16:25 PM
 icon_lol icon_lol

And I work for Social Security, so I get teh funny!
3061  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Sad day for a friend on: July 29, 2008, 03:07:42 PM
I don't have any useful advice to give, hep. Just wanted to say I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My prayers go to him and his family. Perhaps he'll find a way to turn his life around before its too late.
3062  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Asian tortu...err massage on: July 29, 2008, 01:22:08 AM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 29, 2008, 01:16:22 AM

happy ending?

Yeah, dude, go back there and bang him!
3063  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're looking for rocking horses... on: July 29, 2008, 01:10:02 AM
I just noticed this:

Quote from: ludicrously-priced rocking horse ad
No customer reviews yet. Be the first.

 icon_lol
3064  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So we're looking for rocking horses... on: July 29, 2008, 12:24:43 AM
Whh-aaaaatttttt?!

Does it come signed by the Queen or something?
3065  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pointless vandalism and the irritating inconvenience imposed upon the victim... on: July 28, 2008, 10:09:50 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 28, 2008, 10:05:13 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 28, 2008, 09:52:08 PM

I understand that as law abiding citizens we are more concerned about private property than during our mispent youths. Is everyone here saying they didn't do some of this stuff while growing up? I'm not proud of it, but I did my share of egg throwing and random destruction. One time the guy caught me and dragged me over to his car to clean the egg off.  icon_redface

I never intentionally broke a window, stole from a parked car, ran shopping carts into parked cars, etc.  In the fall months we would occasionally go "tick-tacking", which usually consisted of throwing handfulls of corn at neighborhood houses and then running off into the dark, but outside of that we were too busy playing basketball, football, baseball, bicycling, etc.  I also worked 30 to 40 hours a week at a local grocery while in middle school and high school, so there wasn't much time for me to get into trouble.  I actually learned to dislike people who found vandalism to be entertaining because it typically meant problems for me at work, like wiping soap from the windows, cleaning up broken glass, etc.  Granted, I did once accidentally set my friend's back yard on fire (yes, the whole yard), but the fire department made sure to keep it at bay on our behalf.   ninja

Yeah, but we're aching to know is when did you get your first manicure and facial?  icon_razz
3066  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I've got a MILF prob guys, help? on: July 28, 2008, 09:56:32 PM

Quote from: mirage775 on July 28, 2008, 09:41:48 PM

NO MORE GUYS!!!  I didn't even read them all.  She's out of my life now and I didn't mean to stir up all this nonsense with all my good friends on here.  I'm not mowing her yard anymore and I'm not gonna talk to her or anything ever again!!  I had a little too much to drink last night and I'm so sorry about how my topic sounded.  I re-read it this morning and yes, it's pretty awful.  And my response this morning wasn't much better.  So, mods, please lock this topic or delete it for all I care and lemme get back to my almost perfect marriage and gaming life  icon_razz

I will not razz you because you're a fellow Transformers fan. Next time get that MILF's number and send it to me. I'm single.
3067  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Why you shouldn't ask for job advice on public forums on: July 28, 2008, 09:52:35 PM
Oh, my... Pwned, Indeed!!
3068  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Red Alert 3 System Specs on: July 28, 2008, 07:52:57 PM
Must. Build. New. Rig. This. Fall!

I want to play this!
3069  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pointless vandalism and the irritating inconvenience imposed upon the victim... on: July 28, 2008, 05:55:56 PM
Sorry to hear about your wife's car, Pete. As someone who's car has been broken in the past--glass was smashed on one of them--I understand the pissed-off feeling. Hell, it still occasionally gets me pissed off. I have fantasies of someone breaking into my car and I go all 'Hostel' on them.
3070  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RoboCop by Darren Aronofsky? on: July 26, 2008, 01:45:05 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 26, 2008, 12:07:47 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on July 26, 2008, 02:32:46 AM

Interesting. I wonder if Noir style will be all the rage again, what with Max Payne coming out, and now this.

I wonder if making original movies will ever be the rage again...

Amen.
3071  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Vote for Lund Bros. (lildrgn's band) to play at Austin City Limits (updated) on: July 25, 2008, 10:26:18 PM
Voted! Best of luck, Gwon.
3072  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RoboCop by Darren Aronofsky? on: July 25, 2008, 08:26:03 PM
I knew they were re-booting it, but not that it was going to be done by Aronofsky. Should be interesting. And Aronofsky really needs the work.
3073  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] X Files: I want to believe...I just don't want to see your movie on: July 25, 2008, 08:09:02 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on July 25, 2008, 07:40:45 PM


If they were going to do another movie, shouldn't they have done it years earlier when even fans like me gave a damn? It's ironic that a much beloved series in its own thread, isn't getting more of the love that even some fifteen-year-old videogame that most of us barely have heard of receives but which some gamers still revere. Sigh..........

Blame Chris Carter. He's the main reason why both the X-Files TV and film franchise went to crap. The series TV got overextended to insignificance once Fox kept throwing money at Carter to keep it on the air long after both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson had gotten tired of playing Mulder and Scully. Then the first film was a modest success, but instead of getting a sequel in track two to three years later, Carter sues Fox over residuals over the series TV syndication. All that is why we're here ten years after the first film with this lame theatrical effort, which is getting panned in spades all over.
3074  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So spam does kill people! on: July 25, 2008, 06:37:07 PM
From Gizmodo.com, another reason to hate email spam: Convicted spammer escapes prison with wife, teenage daughter, baby girl in tow. Kills wife, teenager, and himself. Baby left crying in backseat. Humanity gets weirder by the day.
3075  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Randy Pausch of Last Lecture fame died today on: July 25, 2008, 05:10:07 PM
Yeah, I was just coming to post about his passing. I just stumbled onto the news article at CNN.com. I saw his appearance on Oprah many months ago and it was touching, heartfelt. The book based on the lecture sold extremely well. I've not read it.. but perhaps I should. R.I.P. Randy.
3076  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] X Files: I want to believe...I just don't want to see your movie on: July 25, 2008, 04:07:45 PM
I was a huge fan of the TV show in the 90s, and I liked the first movie. Unfortunately, I think Chris Carter ran the series into the ground. I too didn't bother to watch after the 5th season. The movie is indeed one of their stand-alone 'monster of the week' episodes. Personally, I preferred the mythology myself. I may check it out this weekend; we shall see. But, alas, I too think this is the last we'll ever see of Mulder and Scully.
3077  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 24, 2008, 08:25:27 PM
Touche, Pete... touche. You bested me with your film knowledge.... this time.  Cool
3078  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 24, 2008, 06:34:06 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 24, 2008, 06:25:09 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 24, 2008, 06:06:14 PM

Regarding the ferry scene; did you guys think that even though he said the other ferry would explode when the switch was pulled, it would actually blow up their own ship?  That's what I figured was going to happen.  The ol' Joker switch-a-roo.

Side note:  It was interesting to see Zeus back in action slywink

okay, my dumb question of the day:  what/who was zeus?

'Tiny' Zeus. The tall, scary-looking black actor who played the inmate in the ferry that talks the detonator out of the cops hand. He was in the first 'Friday' film. That was a very nice cameo role he got in TDK; well-done.
3079  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Trek Movie Cast Photos on: July 24, 2008, 06:25:21 PM
It's looking good. I specially like Eric Bana's villain Nero. He looks badass.
3080  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How can I get out of my contract with Sprint? on: July 24, 2008, 06:21:12 PM
I'm afraid you don't have any recourse. I got out of Sprint for AT&T and the Iphone but I was in the last 5 days of my Sprint contract. They don't penalize you if you cancel within the last 30 days, but you're right smack in the middle of that contract.
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