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641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: March 22, 2012, 05:31:20 PM
Next week on Luck...
642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 11:51:58 PM
Behold my influence!! Okay, it's still on, but now as a web series only.
643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 10:18:58 PM
Thanks, that point is so relevant.

ETA: I understand what you are saying, just so you don't respond trying to explain your point. Seeing as how my life, at least, is led differently than a sci-fi action series (though perhaps I should try to change that), they really aren't analogous. To me, most of the tension from a series like this comes from:

A) Who will live? Whether it's a big mission, potential sabotage, or some other potentially lethal situation, I need to be invested in a character's survival.

B) Wil the "good guys" win? Regardless of who survives, will the protagonists' struggle find victory?

Both are meaningless as even if the colonials make it out alive, their entire way of life will be obliterated within 50 years. Plus, it's not as if we don't know how the war "ends": big, sexy armistice action.

Fr all of that, I'll give it a shot. I loved the reboot series, so who knows, but it'll be a challenge to get me invested in the new characters.
644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 08:16:36 PM
Yeah, but this is even more extreme of a situation for me. I haven't seen the Clone Wars, but it is feasible that some of the characters on there can survive the events of the OT and beyond, but 99.99% of humanity is annihilated by the cylons, so unless they happened to be on Galactica/Pegasus/the civilian fleet, they're gone. Any other characters who evade danger in B&C are only postponing their inevitable doom and what they're fighting for is fruitless.
645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 10:00:39 AM
It's not animated.
646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome on: March 21, 2012, 03:32:47 AM
Ooh, it's "The Girl With the Cylon Tattoo".
647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 20, 2012, 05:00:59 PM
Yeah, Hines Ward was a damn good receiver and blocker. He was the one of the few Steelers that I have ever liked.  Vaya con dios, Hines.
648  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 20, 2012, 04:49:03 AM
Ha!
649  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 20, 2012, 02:56:37 AM

Quote from: Doopri on March 19, 2012, 04:27:19 PM

why?  i thought they needed an h-back?

And how much practice has Tebow had as a straight up h-back? Would he be willing to do it?
650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 19, 2012, 09:57:32 AM
Nevertheless, it's pretty cool not to leave them potentially high and dry..
651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 14, 2012, 03:52:20 AM
Yeah, well ask the Cards how Kolb, aka the last backup-turned-savior, worked out for them. At least the 'Skins won't be paying RG3 too much.
652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 10, 2012, 07:02:44 PM
Exceedingly few teams win big without a big-time QB and the 'Skins generally win just enough to be out of the running for the marquee players. For every Tom Brady you find in the sixth round, there are a hundred nobodies. Any player below RG3 has too many question marks. Nothing's for sure, but I think the Redskins were right to pull the trigger on this one.
653  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 10, 2012, 04:11:04 PM
When you can get a highly regarded QB to lead your franchise, you do it. It's a big gamble, but the 'Skins need to make this kind of move if they want a QB of the future.
654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Offseason Discussion on: March 08, 2012, 01:18:20 AM
Redskins need to trade up for the QB that Indy leaves behind (please be RG3).
655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Terra Nova on: March 06, 2012, 07:28:58 PM
Sooooo much wasted potential and truly piss-poor writing. The acting wasn't that great, and the effects went downhill as the season progressed. Other than that, stellar effort by all involved.
656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Davy Jones of The Monkees dead at 66 on: February 29, 2012, 09:09:29 PM
Then I saw Je-sus!
Now I'm a cadaver!

Sorry, that's just been going through my mind since I heard the news.
657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 23, 2012, 09:01:39 PM
No, you made a fair assessment. Hate those things.
658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 23, 2012, 02:04:16 PM
Okay, that last one should be posted on Awesome Family Photos.
659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robocop Does Not Hold Up Well on: February 21, 2012, 07:55:30 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 21, 2012, 04:03:49 PM

First of all, John Conner's dad, a soft fleshy meat-bag, killed the first terminator. .

[nerdwank]Sarah Conner killed the first Terminator Tongue[/nerdwank]
660  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Admitted to the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy! on: February 21, 2012, 07:52:14 PM
Big congrats, Pete. Free drugs!
661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Robocop Does Not Hold Up Well on: February 21, 2012, 03:25:14 AM

Quote from: Teggy on February 21, 2012, 03:22:23 AM

OK, first of all there are not RoboCop movies. There is RoboCop and then some people claim that there are several sequels, but they don't exist. There also might be a sort of ok TV series. Maybe.

Second of all, RoboCop was, is and always will be AWESOME.

Agreed, Robocop is a classic.
662  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Superbowl Discussion on: February 16, 2012, 10:23:21 PM
Jaws was the only saving grace in that booth.
663  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: February 15, 2012, 09:44:41 PM
I had to disable "Open Skyrim" because it was causing some bugs with quests in Riften.
664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 13, 2012, 03:43:16 AM
I'm certainly not saying anyone has to mourn her; I'm not particularly sad for her, but I won't mock people who do feel something about it.
665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 13, 2012, 03:20:24 AM
Well, I don't tend to mourn celebrity deaths overall; I feel bad for their families a bit, but I never pretend to know them and as my family has suffered some losses in the past few years especially, I save my grief for those whom I truly care*. Nevertheless, I can understand how people feel a connection to an actor or singer or writer, any artist that is able to reach people with their talent. The media may be salacious, but I think a lot of people do mourn the loss of a talent such as Whitney Houston had, or Phil Hartman had. It's especially jarring to when it happens prematurely, as it had in both of those cases. In any case, I don't see the point in demeaning those who may have identified with those artists; the fact that they are mourned is proof that they were successful in connecting with their respective audiences.

*I will always miss Patrick Swayze. He was just cool.
666  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Impressions, tweaks and more! on: February 12, 2012, 11:01:23 PM
Sunday, 1800 EST, is anyone having trouble getting Skyrim to work? It checks for updates for the mods (which I wish I knew how to turn off) and then pops up the windows error saying that the game stopped working. I'm sure it's one of the mods, but it's not the one that it stops on and I don't feel like unsubscribing and resubscribing later. Anyone have a fix?
667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: R.I.P. Whitney Houston on: February 12, 2012, 10:16:14 PM

Quote from: Crux on February 12, 2012, 09:32:04 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 12, 2012, 08:36:08 PM

So it's a messed up society that celebrates a person for their talent?

It's the type of talents our society idolizes people for that makes our society messed up. She sang songs. She had a beautiful voice. Our society makes her and people like her a point of obsession.

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So, in your opinion, what was the most important thing about her?

You know, I don't know.. because I don't know her. I'd sure hope it wasn't her voice. She was born with a fantastic set of vocal chords. If that is what defines her a person rather than the choices she made in her life then she wasn't much of a person. I'd care far more about what sort of friend/mother/sister/person she was to the people around her and that she met in life than her winning the genetic singing lottery. She didn't choose the latter, but the former is the choices that define who she really was. And that's why she should be mourned or not mourned. You people are sad over the loss of a voice, not a person.

Many societies have glorified artists; that started way before the US even came into being. It's such a silly thing to be upset about. It's human nature to look up to some people. I never heard one person say, "That Whitney Houston is a real intellectual" or "Thanks for curing cancer, Ms. Houston". She won accolades for her singing and rightfully so, for she was a great singer, whatever you think of her song choices. Yes, it'd be nice if everybody glorified the teachers, cops, firemen, etc. but that's not going to happen. If you think it's so silly, then why ate you even in here. Seems to me, you're trying to come off as superior. Personally, I feel bad fr her mother and daughter who are no more responsible for whatever addictions she had than anybody else not named Whitney Houston. Additction sucks, but she had more opportunities than most to get help. Maybe she tried and the damage was already done; who knows. What I do know is that it's ridiculous to get overly worked up about celebrity worship. It's irrelevant to the particular topic and it's futile.
668  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Mystery GOG countdown (now general GOG discussion) on: February 07, 2012, 03:38:05 AM
GOG generally does the work for you to make it work.
669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Superbowl Discussion on: February 06, 2012, 05:26:30 AM
I meant more in the play-calling and coaching aspects. The Pats were doing reverses and double reverses and using deception; everybody and Eli's brother knew that the Giants were probably going to run it up the middle on any given play. The Pats' receivers did Brady no favors; otherwise the game would have fallen the other way.
670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Superbowl Discussion on: February 06, 2012, 04:41:24 AM
Yeah, the only silver lining if the Pats had won would have been that Kraft would have something good come out of the past year. It's weird; as much as I hate the Pats, I like Kraft. He seems like a reasonable good hearted guy. Frankly, as happy as I am about the Giants victory, the Pats played a better game. Eli really got the victory for us, with an assist by Maningham with that catch. The Giants' play calling is astoundingly simplistic. They only want to run the ball up the miiddle the first two downs before letting Eli have a shot 3rd down when the defense knows we're going to pass. Plus, we have no secondary. Oh well, we still won, so that's all that matters tonight.
671  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Superbowl Discussion on: February 06, 2012, 02:56:29 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: AP Just reported Steve Jobs passed on: February 02, 2012, 05:58:35 PM
Saw the topic back on the front page and feared that he died again. Whew!
673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 02, 2012, 03:59:28 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 02, 2012, 02:12:01 PM

You're right, the posting of an animated gif wherein a dog is nearly injured but thankfully is not is EXACTLY the moral equivalent to raising dogs to be fight and die in a pit.

Good on you.



We really need a sarcasm font.
674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 02, 2012, 02:09:12 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 02, 2012, 01:19:39 PM

Hey, I know this is the internet where everybody loves to come off as morally superior to complete strangers but while you are feeling so awesome about what a wonderful person you are and totally above posting something as horrible as that gif keep the following in mind:

1.  The owner does not appear to be significantly harmed in any way other than possibly suffering a sprained wrist and/or bump to the head.
2.  The dog is clearly shown to be OK and capable of walking after the incident.

If the results had been different (say like the dog being sheared in two) or the outcome left to be far more ambiguous (such as the dog shown rising up the door and the clip ending before showing the dog to be OK) then I would not have posted it.

To me it's more about how an owners moment of inattentiveness caused what very nearly might have been a tragedy but in the end we can breath a sigh of relief that the neither the dog nor the owner were seriously injured (that we can tell though the evidence supports it).

But as long as you are comfortable up there on the high horse I'm cool with that too.

Whatever, Mr. Vick!!!
675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Prowbowl (Yawn) Discussion on: February 02, 2012, 02:11:10 AM

Quote from: naednek on February 01, 2012, 07:07:33 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on February 01, 2012, 05:47:39 PM

Well, the Prowbowl is over.

So glad you noticed.  Like I said, I usually change the thread titles on Thursdays, been that way since preseason

Dude, I didn't mean to offend, I was just gently mocking the misspelling.
676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Prowbowl (Yawn) Discussion on: February 01, 2012, 05:47:39 PM
Well, the Prowbowl is over.
677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] M.S. One a.k.a. Lockout on: January 30, 2012, 05:26:04 PM
I know that Guy Pearce is a loose cannon, but hopefully, he's also a rogue agent. That would make it even better.
678  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Touch on: January 26, 2012, 09:28:22 PM

Quote from: rittchard on January 26, 2012, 07:49:18 PM

It's a little like Know1ng meets Pay It Forward, but from the creator of Heroes.

a.k.a., the 8th ring of Hell.
679  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Championship Weekend Discussion on: January 23, 2012, 03:49:00 AM
Hey, I'd love for the Giants' defense to be able to tackle as well as the 49ers and as my father put it tonight, the Giants' secondary were like plow-horses versus the 49ers stallions. Our o-line was weak through most of the game; Eli had almost no time on a number of plays (and ample time on a few). All in all, 49ers are the future from where I sat. Still, go Giants!
680  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2011 Championship Weekend Discussion on: January 23, 2012, 03:40:19 AM
Go NY Football Giants! What a tight game. SF was faster and more aggressive than NY. If not for Williams, we would have gone home, but if not for Manning, we wouldn't have had enough points to have capitalized. Congrats to both teams and I look forward to history repeating itself in a couple of weeks.
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