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1161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: ....I've been hesitant to say this, but... on: May 18, 2009, 05:38:50 PM
Another possibility would be a blood clot. Those are usually followed with pain and numbness.
1162  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Golden Compass points to suck on: May 12, 2009, 04:43:58 AM
I liked the movie, but yeah, switching the A & B plots made no sense. There was so much exposition during those parts, that moving them around effectively removed a lot of the soul from the story.
1163  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Slotmachine explodes and kills 10! on: May 07, 2009, 06:26:28 PM
That's one hell of an explosive jackpot.
1164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Guilty TV pleasures on: May 06, 2009, 11:01:49 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 05, 2009, 02:53:33 PM

Definitely Degrassi: TNG.

Same here. I feel it's a well written show in general. Though I haven't been watching lately because I haven't been able to figure out when new episodes are on because the guides are all describing the show generically, like what the show in general is about rather than the episode. What I really like about the show is how the adults play into it. They're not just in the background like in many shows, but often have storylines written for them. That's something I wish 90210 would have done.
1165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Roger Rabbit movie? on: April 30, 2009, 11:34:21 PM
Oh man, this could be good. I loved the setting and I loved the effects. I just wonder what they could do with it at this point, but I'd only see it if the original actors like Bob Hoskins and Christopher Lloyd are in it. But please, no children as sidekicks. The thing that worked with the original was that it had more adult overtones to it, and was entertaining to children as well, without pandering to them Lucas style.

Bob Hoskins simply has to return. So does Roger Rabbit. I'd like to see Richard Dreyfuss and Dustin Hoffman possibly have roles in it, but someone younger would also be needed. No Johnny Depp, no Seth Rogan and no Leonardo DiCaprio just to put it out there.

I think the original had animation as a focus of the story, didn't it? Toontown? I hope the cell-shaded look doesn't go away in favour of 3D animation, but what they could do is make 3D part of the plot, as in Toontown being amalgated into a larger 3D city, with it being in danger of ceasing to exist as the new town encroaches itself onto Toontown. You could have 3D villains terrorizing Toontown.
1166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Best swordfight in a movie on: April 30, 2009, 11:20:47 PM
I loved the sword fighting in Master & Commander. The way it was done showed how frantic the action was, the way you couldn't follow everyone or everything.
1167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just when you thought Hollywood was out of ideas: Humpty Dumpty! on: April 30, 2009, 03:24:27 AM
I seriously don't get it. Why are they making a horror movie based on a children's fairy tale?
1168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Quit giving your kids silly names on: April 28, 2009, 05:51:04 PM
Like Scuzz, my last name is very uncommon. My Dad is the only one listed in the phone book with that name in our city, so he's easy to find. Not sure how many of us are in Canada in total. But the last time I checked, there were around 1000 of us in the US. I've always had people try to correct my last name, which is presumptious. I mean, if you're living with that last name, wouldn't you know if it was right? I had even sent for something in the mail one time, and whoever processed the application had "corrected" the name to something more common. That kind of thing annoys me.
1169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ridley Scott does Robin Hood on: April 23, 2009, 05:32:49 PM
Ridley Scott should make it interesting. Alan-a-dayle is played by Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, and it's also his first acting gig. Russell has been a friend of his for quite some time now. Alan Doyle produced his latest album, 'My Hand, My Heart', and they co-wrote a song called Company of Fools that appears in GBS's newest album, which is a song that might make an appearance in this movie considering the subject matter.

1170  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Aion, anyone heard of this MMO? on: April 22, 2009, 10:11:33 PM
Yep, doing the Friends & Family North American/Europe test. It's very nice graphically. Very immersive.  Love flying. There's nothing quite like feeling the air beneath your wings as you look down below.
1171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Curb Your Enthusiasm on: April 22, 2009, 08:21:42 PM
A new season is coming where the cast of Seinfeld is reuniting.
1172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes, they really do got talent... on: April 16, 2009, 03:02:16 AM

Quote from: mytocles on April 15, 2009, 08:24:48 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 15, 2009, 07:47:38 PM

For a good quality clip, check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z0h1NNk1Ik

Oh, thanks a lot, Rumpy! You made me watch it one... more... time...  slywink

I do like the parts where folks had their smug, smirky looks change to wonderment, but I hate that those looks were there in the first place.  What the hell is wrong with being 47, anyway - too young?  And why deride her before even hearing her sing a note - because she looks "frumpy?"  The youth, beauty, and anorexic "ideal" that has taken over pop culture for decades now is just plain stupid.  Also, is no one polite anymore, has that gone completely out of style?  Ms. Boyle is a human being, she can actually see the looks on those people's faces.  Grrrr...  disgust

Yeah, actually she reminds me a lot about Canada's Rita McNeil. Big heavyset woman who sings. Not very well, in my opinion, but hey, she's got a career:

1173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes, they really do got talent... on: April 15, 2009, 07:47:38 PM
For a good quality clip, check this one out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z0h1NNk1Ik
1174  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sometimes, they really do got talent... on: April 14, 2009, 07:07:38 PM
Next year, they'll probably have another of these talents. Then the 3 of them could form a trio.
1175  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 11, 2009, 07:11:22 PM

Quote from: Chaz on April 11, 2009, 04:47:25 AM

Huh, the interviewer drums in Moxy Fruvous? Interesting.

Used to. They're no longer together, with the different members having gone their seperate ways. Jian Ghomeshi took up interviewing at CBC.
1176  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Billy Bob Thornton is a douchebag on: April 11, 2009, 03:53:24 AM
I saw it as a guy who was more or less just keeping up appearances and not really caring about the interview, thinking it didn't really matter much. He seemed pretty apathetic despite the interviewer's best efforts to keep things on track.

And btw, Jian Ghomeshi, the interviewer is a musician himself, having been (the drummer ironically enough) of a fairly successful band, Moxy Fruvous. He himself has a passion for music, and is genuinely interested in what other musicians are doing. He gives everyone of his guests, musicians or not, some context. It's his courtesy. And being a musician himself, he tends to know the questions to ask. He's a very well-respected interviewer in Canada.
1177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: And I thought sleeping bags smelled bad, on the outside.... on: April 07, 2009, 08:29:47 PM
Doesn't look very warm. Looks quite thin.
1178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good and Bad TV Series finales on: March 27, 2009, 06:57:55 AM
Seinfeld's coming back, sort of. Larry David's said he plans to do a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, and he wants to have the actors come back for a reunion. Wether they'll be in character or not, it hasn't been said.
1179  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Naked Gun: What 4? on: March 22, 2009, 07:11:09 PM
Leslie Neilsen is getting old. It would be better seeing him as Chief and having new people run missions.

Hmm, well, I guess I should have read the article first. Looks good. I would hope that Paramount would change their mind about it being a DVD release. I think Get Smart showed that people were still hungry for that type of humour, and if successful, would encourage the genre to come back.
1180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 18, 2009, 08:49:34 PM
Yeah, it definitely helps. For instance when G4TechTV changed to G4, in Canada it stayed as G4TechTV and then we got Leo in the form of Call for Help and then The Lab with Leo.

Although there's still A LOT of crap on TV and the CRTC has gotten somewhat lax in their restrictions. For example, showing CSI: New York on the History channel, and the reasoning behind it was due to 9/11.  The CRTC slapped them and told them they couldn't do that though.

Still, you get a lot of crap that doesn't fit on the channel, like Sci-fi movies appearing on Lonestar.

What happens with having so many channels and not much that we actually produce ourselves is that, stuff just tends to get shoved wherever they want to put it and the usefulness of the channel tends to go away as it's the same stuff you can see on every other channel. We tend to import a lot of American programming, and so a lot of these channels are reruns ad infinitum. Also, half the time I turn on the TV, 90% of the stuff on it is reality programming which sucks when I want to find something with more depth.

The only thing Canadian on G4TechTV anymore is Electric Playground and its number of different versions such as EP Canada, EP Weekend.
1181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
Exactly. I wouldn't exactly call him marginally known. He's actually quite well-known.
1182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 05:39:33 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 18, 2009, 04:20:33 PM

I am not going to say I am going to look as good or will but if you are trying to make a big budget hollywood blockbuster you probably wouldn't pick him as the leading man. 

And why not? He looked as good as ever in Stargate SG-1.
1183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 18, 2009, 06:14:08 AM
Yeah, I'm glad Canada has its own instead of like other countries having versions of the Sci-Fi channel.
1184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MacGyver the Movie on: March 18, 2009, 01:38:55 AM
Actually, I happen to think he looks a lot better now than he did on Macguyver. I'd say he's aged well.
1185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 17, 2009, 07:43:39 PM
At least the Space channel here in Canada has actual Sci-Fi. Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, DS9, Voyager, Stargate SG1 & Atlantis, Eureka, and just recently added to the schedule, Dr Who and Torchwood, and many more.

And you seriously can't beat their TV commercials. Good stuff there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrMk9hP4OnY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpp9t9svpdk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH_C4Of1KvY
1186  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robot teacher smiles, scolds in classroom on: March 17, 2009, 02:54:37 AM
I was given a Pleo for Christmas and it's pretty cool. You definitely tend to see it more of a pet rather than a robot.
1187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 17, 2009, 02:44:52 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on March 16, 2009, 11:18:55 PM

Do you suppose somebody got a fat bonus for dreaming up "SyFy"?  nod

No, cause someone else already dreamt it up as posted earlier in this thread.
1188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SyFy Channel on: March 16, 2009, 06:37:53 PM
Interesting. I guess that explains why Syfy Portal changed their name. Maybe they were kindly nudged to change it.

Looks like I was right: http://www.airlockalpha.com/news426164.html

The logo looks horrible. Like someone created something in photoshop. Not unique enough to market.
1189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NBC goes Sci-Fi over the summer with Merlin, Meteor & The Storm on: March 15, 2009, 06:37:30 PM

Quote from: mori on March 15, 2009, 03:53:40 PM

What happened to Top Gear? I thought that was coming as a replacement show.

They didn't pick it up. They commissioned it knowing what it was, but after seeing it, they said, Nah.
1190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Live Action TV Series begins casting on: March 11, 2009, 06:33:16 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:17:36 PM

Star Wars: The Young Han Solo Chronicles.   drool  Now THAT, I would watch. 

I reserve judgment until I see a trailer.

I'd watch a Boba Fett: Body Hunter series.
1191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are the "must-watch/must-have" television series on DVD? on: February 27, 2009, 08:30:35 PM
No mention of Corner Gas? It's one of Canada's best and I can safely say it's better than most American sitcoms on TV these days. No laugh track to remind you that you have to laugh.

Here's an episode example from one of the best episodes: World's Biggest Dirty Cracked Hoe
1192  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WTF is up with the forum at the Wing Commander CiC? on: February 24, 2009, 09:51:29 PM
Not to mention that the Freespace engine is now open source, isn't it? Maybe they're still bitter over the Wing Commander movie  icon_lol
1193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 24, 2009, 07:57:05 AM

Quote from: Gratch on February 23, 2009, 10:17:25 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on February 23, 2009, 10:02:36 PM

Pan's Labyrinth. Seriously. I hated that movie because it seemed so cruel and unnecessarily violent. Left me feeling numb.

Same here, but I think that had to do more with my personal expectations.  I thought it was a fantasy film with a bit of real-world war movie thown in, rather than the other way around.

Yeah, that's the same reason for me, actually. It's all due to the marketing they had for it, both the trailers and the website. They played it off as a dark adult fantasy, with very little mention of the war.  It's categorized as fantasy/horror, and I simply don't watch horror. Well, you know, they had to get people into the seats somehow; people who wouldn't normally see movies of that type. I doubt it would of had as much reception if it were really honest. And to be honest, it was an average movie. The story was interesting, but the violence and the gore was so over the top that it distracted me on what otherwise could of been a good story. None of the things that were supposed to give hope to the girl in a dark time, ie Pan, gave any hope at all. I just found them to add insult to injury; ie Pan was cruel to her when he shouldn't have been, and the movie had bad thing happen one after another.  Made me numb for days.
1194  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Most disturbing movie you've seen? on: February 23, 2009, 10:02:36 PM
Pan's Labyrinth. Seriously. I hated that movie because it seemed so cruel and unnecessarily violent. Left me feeling numb.

Other than that, The House of Sand and Fog. There's a truly disturbing scene where the main character commits suicide by suffocating to death by putting a bag over his head.
1195  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Night at the Museum 2 on: February 21, 2009, 06:44:53 PM
Ok, I might be one of the few, but I thought the first one sucked. Doesn't help that I can't stand Ben Stiller.
1196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coldstone Creamery on: February 18, 2009, 06:34:17 PM
They've now made a deal with Tim Horton's to start selling donuts and coffee at their locations.
1197  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coffee Addiction on: February 17, 2009, 09:50:05 PM
If you can find Maté tea, it's one recommended for coffee drinkers that want to switch to tea as it gives you the around the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, except that it doesn't make you jittery or give you withdrawals. And actually, Maté doesn't have caffeine. I know that contradicts my earlier statement, but it has herbs that simulate the effect of caffeine, hence the lack of jitter. Celestial Seasonings makes a good one called Morning Thunder.

http://www.celestialseasonings.com/products/detail.html/black-teas/morning-thunder
1198  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats that in the sky? on: February 17, 2009, 09:06:14 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 17, 2009, 06:48:11 AM

I have to set mine on something tall and add rocks or something under them so they are pointed right and are steady. I just cannot keep then steady held up to my eyes. also i have what i call ghost vision. Its like the old tvs with gosted images. Even with 1 eye closed. I see the object then see a ghost to one side thats even with the real one and then another on the other side thats a little lower than the real thing. It sucks. If I blink it clears up mostly. At night I have starshines and such fromn bright stuff. didn't used to. I blame 14 years of sitting in front of this computer.

Get a tripod and one of these:  http://www.escience.ca/telescopes/RENDER/5/2035/1041/14265.html
1199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: WWII photos in color. on: February 17, 2009, 08:53:05 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 17, 2009, 01:30:51 PM

Also, I've always found Nazi pagentry remarkable- but to see it in color as the citizens would have, I can see why it was so easy to get a caught up in it. Just wow.

Yeah, no kidding. It's almost as if they were living like royalty despite the theatrics of war.

I saw a pretty interesting documentary about Hitler once. It was actually about his like of cars, and how he'd attend races before the war, how he commissioned the VW Bug, and how all of that translated to the machines of war when it came time to it. It was fascinating. An aspect of him you don't often get to hear about.
1200  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whats that in the sky? on: February 17, 2009, 06:12:58 AM
You'd be surprised how well binoculars can work. Some prefer them to telescopes and even build special tripods for gigantic binoculars.
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