Oh, by the way, if you are getting this through your employer, you might also be able to use a Roth 401(k), which is a relatively new plan. It's sort of mix between the two in that you use after tax money, but there are no income restrictions. They started offering this at my place and I need to look into it because I have Roth IRA that is rotting away (can no longer add to it, but it is getting hit with yearly fees because of low balance).
I does have a lot of old stuff. For example, it has Uncanny X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man going back to the 60's. If you visit the site they list every issue that they have. The tricky part is seeing the missing issues when they have a lot. I don't know yet what is missing from the Uncanny X-Men because I haven't looked really closely. I did look at Secret Wars, and they only had issues 1-8. Looks like they only have the first 30 issues of the original Wolverine line. They appear to fill in some issues over time, but it will obviously be a while before all the Wolverines would be filled in.
If I was to get one of these, I would definitely kick in the extra $130 and get the DX. Much bigger, more storage, and the thing should last a long time, so the extra cost would be spread over the life of the device. They really do need to get color, though, because this would be great for magazines and comics.
I decided to sign up for a year of Marvel Digital Comics last night. I have read very few comics in my lifetime and this seemed like a nice low-cost way to get a ton of "fun" reading material.
I read Uncanny X-Men #1 last night, which was a hoot. It really lets you see the way people were thinking in the 60's. It also appears that the original version of Magneto was ridiculously powerful.
My question was really about read order. I know in 90's when college buddies of mine were reading comics, it was extremely popular to spread stories across 3 or more titles. When did they start doing this, and is there any good source for looking up when you should be reading other titles for crossovers? Did they tell you in the comics themselves or did you just have to be "in the know"?
I tend to be "it depends" on tattoos on women. Words written across one's ribcage don't really do a whole lot for me, but other things can be intriguing. The one "dumb young girl" thing she did was to get her (now ex) fiancee's name written next to her vajayjay. I'm sure her next partner is going to love that.
As far as her job goes, Hollywood seems to be perfectly happy to deal with tattoos with makeup and editing. Neither she nor Angelina Jolie are hurting for work.
I love old Dom. Some of the inter-action between him and Burt Reynolds on gag-reels and such were hilarious.
I have to admit one thing though. I thought he was gay all this time. What stuff has his kids done?
His kids are all over the place - I think Peter (who you might remember from 21 Jump Street) does mostly producing or directing now, and he is heavily involved in Stargate. I see the other kids acting all the time - one of them had an extended run on Gilmore Girls and another is on one of the Disney shows.
Finally caught up last night. I think I read the same thing as some other people, that Alan Tudyk was supposed to play Alpha, but knowing Wash, it didn't seem to fit. I got a little suspicious when he changed clothes and was in such good shape, but I just chalked it up to the fact that actors just generally stay in shape. So, in the end, I was still pretty surprised.
So, no one has mentioned - when they brought back the old head of security in Victor's body, he called out for "Whiskey". They made some crack about him wanting a drink, but my immediate thought was that there was a doll in the room, codename "Whiskey" (which fits the military alphabet system they use for the dolls). My first thought was that it was the doctor, but later in the episode, she mentions that she was there when Alpha was first created.
EDIT: although, I guess if she's a doll, they could make her remember whatever they want her to remember.
Stargate Atlantis, etc. would be spinoffs from the original Stargate series. In this case, a second Parenthood tv series, based on the movie, is being made with no connection at all to the first series (which was nearly 20 years ago). This would be sort of along the lines of having a new MASH series that assumed the series with Alan Alda never happened. I bet this has happened, but I can't think of an example off the top of my head.
Most networks don't have their announcements for 2 weeks, but NBC released some of their info today.
Some interesting things:
-Big Bang Theory is renewed, but HIMYM is still up in the air -SVU is renewed, but original L&O is up in the air -Heroes was renewed, which is surprising since I haven't heard anything good about it in ages -Fringe was renewed - guess it has a following -NBC has a new show called "Parenthood" coming in the fall, which is the 2nd series based on the original movie. Has that every happened before?
I'll have this in hand today or tomorrow and was wondering if anyone is interested in a co-op run? I'm on the east coast - I don't have a ton of time weeknights (I can squeeze an hour or two in at times) but should be able to commit to some chunks of time on the weekend. Let me know if you're interested.
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Did you use profanity with the sensitive one? If so then maybe you do owe an apology. Also, while I understand the backgrond about the housekeeping it really has nothing to do with the problem, other than maybe demostrate a sense of frustration at what transpired.
I use profanity all the time, and no less frequently around her. Did I swear at her? No. More the equivalent of saying "DAMNIT!" after stubbing your toe instead of yelling "DAMN YOU!" at your wife for laughing after you stub your toe.
Regardless, I'll probably see her this weekend and discuss the situation. A big deal about nothing. My biggest problem was with my wife's demands and orders.
If I was at someone's house and my dog had an accident, I would be embarrassed and immediately help clean it up. There seems to be something very off about the way this woman reacted. Her reaction was more consistent of someone who thought Pete already had it out for them, rather than "one of the few people that like him."
That said, if it's important to the wife, I would just go ahead and call the woman - it should be pretty painless. More importantly, remember that marriage is about give and take. Do this now and you have something to hold over your wife's head later.
On the other hand, if the dog had crapped in my Home Depot no way I'm apologizing.
1. All the weapons from the original are coming again. 2. 3 maps from the original are coming back with a few noticeable tweaks here & there. 3. There is a total of 16 maps including 3 from the original. 4. 20 new weapons will be added to the inventory & the most noticeable are the FAMAS assault rifle, HK PSG-1 sniper rifle, MP7 sub machine gun, AA12 fully automatic shotgun, MG4 LMG and the .44 magnum revolver.
5. Multiple attachment perk has been added which allows 2 attachments to be added to a weapon. 6. The Single Player Campaign is predicted to last 7+ hours. 7. Co-op Mode has been added. 8. A new Alien Terrorist co-op mode is also added with details still unknown. 9. The multiplayer is set to have 4 new modes above the original modes. 10. A new CLAN system & TOURNAMENT system will be added. 11. The PS version of the game is set to have Dedicated severs provided from SONY [Xbox Servers status still unknown].
"Alien terrorist" mode smells a little funny, but who knows.
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I'll enjoy watching you all scream in frustration as you
Spoiler for Hiden:
climb the spinning dagger walls in Hades
That wasn't as much a problem for me as
Spoiler for Hiden:
that bullshit, cheap-ass cheating bastard Ares. Fighting him was the low-point of the game for me, primarily due to being forced to play through all three stages of the battle anytime I reloaded the game. The sword fight at the very end had me stringing together so many profanities that I started to make up new ones. My wife actually had to leave the room.
The one saving grace is that if you die 5 times or so, the game will offer to go into easy mode for you. I am not ashamed to say that I took it up on that offer (definitely in GoW2, I can't remember in GoW1, but probably). You don't even lose an achievement or anything
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I'll see - depending on how long it takes me to get through Shadow Hearts, I may feel compelled to put this in at some point during the month and burn through it again.
Is this a game that has replay value? I could see myself replaying Deus Ex and trying different styles of play, for example, but I resold Beyond Good & Evil right after I finished it.
Not in the sense that you would replay Deus Ex, but there's a ton of mayhem in the game and in that sense it can be fun to just jump in and beat the crap out of some monsters and try different combos. You do also power up your weapons and magic during the game, so you can take somewhat different approaches during subsequent playthroughs.
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So far reviews look to be rather positive. Granted, films rarely stick around the 100% mark, especially when early reviews are so overwhelmingly positive, but word on the street is that Wolverine is a more mature superhero film intended for a sophisticated audience. I'm cautiously optimistic and we have plans to catch a matinee on Saturday with a group of friends.
Hmmm. Check again ....
Christ, that didn't last long.
At least reviews are more in line with what I expected, which is still disappointing as the film's quality is far from what I had hoped.
I've actually heard people who work in Hollywood that the movie is a bit of a clusterfuck. To put it mildly.
Well, I was watching a bit on the Wolverine game where they mentioned that this was originally supposed to come out last summer. That made me wonder why, although I never looked into it.