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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favorite movie death scenes? (SPOILERS) on: June 18, 2008, 12:36:53 AM
Having just started Season 3 of BSG (I know, I'm behind the times), I'd submit the
Spoiler for Hiden:

Spoiler for Hiden:
Ellen Tigh's death
in the same episode was pretty emotional as well.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NSFW Round Robin on: June 12, 2008, 09:51:56 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 12, 2008, 04:08:48 PM

She doesn't need to be naked or airbrushed to be hot.

My first thought on seeing this?  "Walk like an Egyptian, walk like an Egyptian..."
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are your favorite movie death scenes? (SPOILERS) on: June 12, 2008, 02:33:09 AM
Gilley in "King of New York" - can't find it online, my google-fu must be weak...
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PIck My Car on: June 12, 2008, 02:00:29 AM
I would throw the Ford Focus in there as well.  Quality on a par with Honda and the SYNC gizmo for tunes and what not.  Of course, I'm partial to the Mazda 3, especially in Mazdaspeed guise.  You might also consider a Mazda5 if you need some utility with your commute - 3 rows of seats and a dual sliding doors.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Decent looking Sci Fi movie coming out Tuesday: Sunshine on: June 12, 2008, 01:55:39 AM
Dude, it's Johnny Storm - why didn't he just "flame on" and light ol' Sol's pilot again?  Duh...
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SE Michigan storm on: June 09, 2008, 08:57:45 PM
* SzechuanLlama snuggles his laptop, extra battery, and Sprint Mobile card slywink
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen... on: June 09, 2008, 08:56:18 PM

Quote from: yossar on June 09, 2008, 07:50:41 PM

The action sequences were fun, but everything else was unwatchable. 

Unwatchable?  I beg to differ - I could watch this all day long....

8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: SE Michigan storm on: June 08, 2008, 10:46:03 PM
I took the kids down into the basement.  The storm in Macomb county rolled right over us.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: MINI Cooper -- building it on: June 08, 2008, 02:35:01 AM
If/when I sell my truck, I'm seriously tempted by one of these...

In "arrest-me red", of course.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: June 05, 2008, 10:22:00 AM
I like GT, but OO sneaked under the Websense radar.  There is much to be said for that... biggrin
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NHL Playoff Talk on: June 05, 2008, 10:16:01 AM

Quote from: Remus West2 on June 05, 2008, 03:47:30 AM


Still to pumped up and excited.  Great game.  Nerve racking finish.  That hooking call would have been weak in the first period of the regular season but that late in the Finals?!  Arrggh.  Still, good teams take advantage and the Pens did which made the whole thing that much more tense and exciting.


Why is it that the two sports with consistently horrendous officiating are NHL hockey, especially playoffs(!) and Big 10 football?  And NBC does indeed suck - they should have hired the Hockey Night in Canada crew and let them have at it - Don Cherry in HD, baby!

12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In only 3 years I have already become the stereotypical "bad husband"... on: May 14, 2008, 02:20:21 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 14, 2008, 12:51:14 AM

Blah blah blah...

I really am a lucky man.  And not because I've dodged a bullet, but because I've married a woman as wonderful and understanding as my wife.  She really is one of a kind.   

All I got out of that is that the famous Mrs. Rock must have discovered the GT forums slywink biggrin
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: May 10, 2008, 02:47:31 AM
The true battle begins...
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Speed Racer on: May 08, 2008, 04:21:41 PM
Every one of the trailers I've seen has screamed "suck" to me.  Possibly a rental down the line....

*edit fo' grammar
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: May 08, 2008, 04:20:05 PM
Saw it last night, loved it!  Seriously rocked, and I can't wait for the inevitable sequels.  And though it has been noted before, STAY UNTIL THE CREDITS ARE OVER!!

I damn near had a fanboy seizure on that one - *** ********!?!?!!?!!!!!!?!!?  Are you kidding me?!?!?!!?!?!?!  WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can. Not. Wait.
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Carpet Cleaning: DIY or the Pros? on: May 04, 2008, 08:29:26 PM
We used to get it professionally done, but at $300 or so a crack, it ain't happening this year.  I did rent a cleaner/vacuum sucker deal at Home Depot for $30 and it did a pretty good job.  Enough to put off the big bill for a while, and I can do that almost 10 times for the price of a professional.  With two kids, I'll fork over for "pretty good" as it's not going to last long anyway!
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Incredible Hulk on: May 03, 2008, 01:16:45 AM

Quote from: LoneStarSpur on May 02, 2008, 01:11:01 PM

It has a great cast (William Hurt as a bad guy is always good) and mediocre FX didn't really hurt Spidey 1 too much.

I might actually go to the theater and see this one.

Of course, I liked both Fantastic Four movies, so my taste in movies might not be the best.  Tongue

I liked both FF movies as well.  I think what most folks miss about the FF is that they have always been a bit more "cartoony" than X-Men, for instance, and this was especially true in the early years.  I'm not in love with what they did with Doom, who IMHO is one of the greatest villians in the Marvel rogue's gallery, but it's not a deal breaker.  And the Johnny Storm / Thing interplay is spot-freakin-on...
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: May 02, 2008, 10:11:30 PM

I have to wait until next. fucking. week. to see this!  Life hates me.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Incredible Hulk on: May 02, 2008, 01:19:52 AM
Well.  No hulk poodle, so how good can it be?
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alien vs. Predator: Requiem trailers on: April 25, 2008, 03:00:56 AM
Rented it, watched about 45 minutes, was bored to tears, eject and return.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Coming to Alderaan on: April 20, 2008, 02:56:17 AM
"Let them wait."
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 20, 2008, 12:36:55 AM
Rip, you're OK.  Thanks for the update and good luck with the recovery.  Been there, done that, and have the scars.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Saturday Morning (in Michigan, for me) on: April 19, 2008, 09:18:25 PM

Quote from: jpinard on April 19, 2008, 07:40:38 PM

Free Tibet!

Or at least Tibet at a heavy discount!
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. on: April 19, 2008, 09:11:59 PM
I tend to not like most "crotch rockets" - no GSXR for me, thanks - but the Duc is thoroughbred Italian redhead on two wheels.  Only 80 hp, so it's no rocket, but it makes wonderful sounds and is, IMHO, stunning to look at.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. on: April 19, 2008, 03:25:14 PM

I am seriously tempted....
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. on: April 18, 2008, 03:57:08 AM
I want a Harley.  Or possibly a Buell.  Or maybe an old Triumph Spitfire.  Of course, the wife made the "no bike" rule abundantly clear prior to marriage, so I'm hoping this urge will pass.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 14, 2008, 05:56:07 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on April 14, 2008, 03:17:13 PM

So who's the bad guy?  Arsenal?  War Machine (I hope not, since that would break from the comic)?

Iron Monger, I believe.  And it looks like Tony Stark, if not Iron Man, has a cameo in the upcoming Hulk flick. 
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 13, 2008, 03:45:06 AM
I'm not a huge Tom Long fan generally (I find most movie critics a bit too "film" for this poor redneck boy) but I have very high hopes for this movie, so I'm inclined to think Mr. Long is right on the money. smile
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Early word on "Iron Man" on: April 13, 2008, 12:56:01 AM
From the Detroit News movie critic, Tom Long: 

"Iron Man" is going to be gigantic.

Yes, I've seen it; no this is not a review. Just a statement of fact.

Can.  Not.  Wait.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Recommend me a Blu-Ray player... on: April 12, 2008, 07:15:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 12, 2008, 07:14:13 PM

by the HD DVD add on player instead  Tongue

I imagine the price would be a bit lower these days! biggrin
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Recommend me a Blu-Ray player... on: April 12, 2008, 01:37:11 PM our trusty $48 combo DVD/VHS has finally bit the dust, freeing the way for us to buy a new one.  Since we've got a 42 in plasma HD TV in the living room, it's time to get serious on the feed to it.  As I know *zilch* about this stuff, I'm asking for input from the hive mind.

Muchos gracias!
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda sucks and they and anyone who likes them are going to hell (Fallout 3) on: April 09, 2008, 02:33:45 AM

Quote from: Darkstar One on April 01, 2008, 07:52:45 PM

To quote the old song..."Something is better than nothing."

MOO3 puts the lie to that statement.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines Preview on: April 09, 2008, 02:32:29 AM
Stop yer grinnin' and drop yer linen - I got'em.
34  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Thank you Cincinnati Target! on: April 09, 2008, 02:29:43 AM
Down in Cincinnati (sp?) on a business trip and swung by the local Target - scored Warhammer 40K DoW Platinum (DoW + Winter Assault + Dark Crusade) for $21.  Not bad...
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The New Star Wars Gangsta Rap on: April 09, 2008, 02:24:50 AM
I thought it was good - never saw the "original" though.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Have Become A Jedi Master on: April 08, 2008, 01:51:59 AM

Quote from: MHS on April 07, 2008, 08:25:11 PM

Did you know that there are places where you can actually rent purses?  The really high end stuff like Fendi and... I don't know, whatever is high end.  On the one hand, that seems like a sign of the apocolypse, but OTOH, I guess in the long run renting a purse instead of buying a new one for every outfit could save money.

Ya know, if you replace "purse" with "wife" in the above statement, it still sort of works.  Of course, you can't be governor of New York and still be a renter. slywink 

I'm just sayin'
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Dark Tower (may contain spoilers) on: April 08, 2008, 01:49:18 AM

Quote from: Dafones on July 25, 2006, 02:58:51 PM

I should read through this whole thread. I'm a huge Dark Tower fan and finished the books a few months back.

I was disappointed by the last book, not because of the "Groundhog Day" ending - which I actually find ironic and fitting with Roland's character - but because of the weak final conflict with the Crimson King. The CK is supposed to be one of King's greatest villains, but the battle between him and Roland just wasn't as epic as I would have liked. That's what I found underwhealming.

So funny that this thread popped up again though, seeing as how I just ordered King's re-edit of the first book.

+1 on the CK "battle" - it has been a while since I finished the series (re-read from The Gunslinger on...) and I too found that disappointing, especially after all the buildup in this series and other works (Insomnia, Black House, etc) about what a Class A badass reality-destroyer the Crimson King was supposed to be.

I found the ending disappointing, but fitting.  How else could it end?  It's ka.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NBC Fall Lineup on: April 05, 2008, 05:06:47 PM
"Merlin" is an exciting, hour-long fantasy series set in the mythic city of Camelot -- but inspired by 21st Century storytelling.

That statement just screams of "suck."
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 05, 2008, 04:59:59 PM
Glad I found this thread - I was having bad flashbacks of the GG debacle!
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