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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: Today at 02:48:59 PM
I think the rights cover all use of the characters.  I don't believe it stipulates only film appearances.  Here's a handy chart of all the characters and their rights by studio. I honestly thought Sony owned more than two characters.  It also is interesting that the rights to Man-Thing were sold to Lionsgate.  I would love to see a film adaptation of that character...and yes, I'm discounting the SyFy feature from a few years ago.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: July 21, 2014, 08:38:09 PM
The demon at the Inn was positively unsettling.  But there's an innocence to the story and execution that's just incredibly endearing.

And I'm guessing that most of your laughter was centered around the leading lady's motley crew, as well as the rogue demon hunters and their odd powers?   icon_biggrin
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: July 21, 2014, 08:29:06 PM
Just a heads up, Journey to the West is up on Netflix streaming.  If you even remotely enjoyed Kung Fu Hustle, you'll love this new film from the same director/star.  It's silly but extraordinarily fun.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Guardians of the Galaxy on: July 21, 2014, 08:18:29 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 21, 2014, 07:31:08 PM


I'm hyped for it, but are those actually film critics?  It looks like just a bunch of twitter feeds from about a dozen folks I've never heard of before.
5  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Chic fil a and their overly religious behavior. on: July 21, 2014, 08:15:58 PM
They cook all their chicken in a vegetable oil that's been blessed by a priest.  I know this because every time I bite into one, it burns the roof of my mouth.  Some folks tell me it's because they're just hot...but I know better!
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 18, 2014, 02:17:42 PM
What Bullwinkle said.  There IS a conflict going on in that region, you know.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Birthday Hark! on: July 18, 2014, 01:23:44 PM
Happy day of birth!
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 18, 2014, 01:07:43 PM
I can't imagine that if the government did shoot it down, that it was anything but a stupid accident.  That doesn't make it any less wrong or tragic, but it does make it less an act of aggression and more an act of stupidity.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 17, 2014, 10:34:22 PM
I do kind of long for the days though when justice was determined by a jury instead of by a mob.   icon_cry
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Comcast on: July 17, 2014, 07:34:14 PM

Quote from: Lee on July 17, 2014, 02:25:26 AM

House just passed a bill today to make it harder for towns to provide internet themselves. I really just want more choices. A dish isn't suitable in a lot of apartments I have lived. DSL just isn't fast enough.

I'm constantly amazed at how much power cable companies wield when it comes to television and internet. 

I'm constantly dismayed at how they use that power to screw over customers.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: French blogger fined by judge for be being too popular on: July 17, 2014, 06:04:14 PM
I would guess it has to do more with their current issues with data collection policies and privacy that they've taken into the courtroom recently.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Passenger Jet Shot Down over Ukraine on: July 17, 2014, 05:00:41 PM
Wow, I saw this earlier and there was no news at that time about what caused the crash, so I assumed it was just an accident.   icon_eek
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 17, 2014, 02:20:41 PM
NPR had an interview with Sutherland before this last season started and he was cracking me up with stories about people seeing him going into a stall in a public restroom and announcing loudly, "The following takes place between 9am and 9:15am".   icon_lol
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 16, 2014, 02:21:21 PM
On the plus side, the English Prime Minister came out of it looking great!
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Jack is back - 24 returning on: July 16, 2014, 01:17:15 PM
Jeebus, that was a bleak final hour. 
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 14, 2014, 09:10:09 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
I can understand feeling that the guy who shot Ash early in the film was a bit two dimensional.  He was.  But Koba was far from it.  His distrust and hatred bordered on madness because he was close to insane.  He'd been physically tortured almost his entire life by humans.  I think that's enough to cause instability in anyone.  When Caesar, who'd experienced something Koba never had...human kindness...brought these humans back into his world, it pushed him over the edge.  If you think back to the start of the movie, Koba wasn't lurking in the background waiting for a chance to seize power.  He was one of Caesar's most trusted friends.  He only snapped after he felt betrayed.  His motivation was far from simplistic.  

As for the ape mob, that was necessary for what I felt was the main message of the film:  apes are no better or worse than humans.  This is the tragic realization that Caesar has to realize and it's  what drove the film.  Koba's betrayal was a big event in the film, but the major event was that apes, a race that Caesar thought morally superior to humans, were no better than the very group that had once kept them in cages for fun.  

...and, you know...friggin' monkeys on horseback dual wielding machine guns!

The other stuff you mention are simple story contrivances that exist in almost every movie.  Your threshold for their existence is obviously subjective.   For example, I remember you actually didn't mind the 22 million things I complained about in the Following, while I couldn't help but roll my eyes through every episode I tried to digest.   slywink

17  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 07:59:14 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 14, 2014, 03:45:51 PM

What does the paid Malwarebytes get you over the free version?

Real time protection and a scheduler. 
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 14, 2014, 05:28:12 PM
What felt overly contrived to you? 
19  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: What virus/malware software do you use? on: July 14, 2014, 03:32:34 PM
Same as monkeyfinger.  I actually deployed that setup to all our corporate users via Windows Intune last year.  I love that malwarebytes will actually maintain a black list and a white list for websites.
20  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 14, 2014, 01:02:34 AM
...from both sides, as pointed out earlier.  I recommend reading the article Moliere posted a link to.  It covers how both sides are right and wrong at the same time.
21  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 14, 2014, 12:58:31 AM
Most, not all.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes on: July 13, 2014, 01:26:21 AM
Saw it this afternoon.  It's a fantastic piece of sci fi.  They're really washing the taste of the Burton fiasco out of audience's mouths with this franchise reboot.  If Michael Bay had half the talent of the scriptwriters for Dawn maybe the transformers movies wouldn't get panned by every critic in existence.

The cgi in this movie will win an oscar, of that there can be no doubt.  The emotion on the apes' faces is jaw dropping in its expressiveness.
23  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 12, 2014, 11:01:32 PM
We got caught paying spies in Germany
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 10, 2014, 06:08:41 PM
Oh god, I love a good Reuben.   thumbsup
25  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Snowden on: July 10, 2014, 05:28:32 PM
With the latest revelation about U.S. spying, I think it's time we, as a country, finally admit the truth:

We are the real life Maxwell Smart of international espionage. 

The government should immediately issue shoe phones to all agents overseas.  A cone of silence needs to be installed in the White House.  And operatives need to be highly trained in the use of the "Would you believe?" method of getting out of scrapes.

That is all.
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 10, 2014, 01:09:04 PM
I think Obama's made some mistakes (drone use, the NSA troubles to name two), but I also think he's been facing a GOP controlled house that has lost touch with its actual purpose and is now existing almost solely to bring down Obama instead of providing a measured and considered counterpoint to his presidency.

Boehner thinks our president is circumnavigating the normal avenues of politics through executive actions?

Reagan used executive orders 381 times during his presidency.  Bush Jr. issued 291.  Clinton 364.  Obama?

182

Boehner is performing a dog and pony show to save his seat.  Or at the very least, keep himself in the political arena when he does lose it.  If I didn't think Obama was actual better than Boehner, I would say Obama should countersue the House for the 52.4 million dollars of tax payer's money that was spent trying to repeal Obamacare 54 damn times.  But Obama understands that you go through the political process for crap like this, not through judicial means.
27  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 09, 2014, 07:57:23 PM
I bought this during the steam summer sale a few weeks back.  I really need to play it. 
28  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 07:55:55 PM
I wonder if she has any significant supporters outside the tea party, or has she managed to alienate even that group to a large extent?  It certainly doesn't help your claims of political aspirations when you immediately quit your job as a governor in order to star on a tv show, for christ's sake.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 07:52:15 PM
That sucks.  You got dressed up AS Wendy for no reason then?
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's for Lunch Today? on: July 09, 2014, 06:11:33 PM
Probably whatever Gellar's having when he isn't looking.
31  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: July 09, 2014, 04:43:12 PM
And she's serious.

Well, as serious as you can be when you're simply trying to get another reality show.  At least Boehner understands that her political savvy is equal to her knowledge of rocket science.

I have to admit, her continued (albeit greatly reduced) clout in the GOP may turn out to be a godsend for the Dems come election time.  The only ones taking her seriously these days are those that the majority no longer take seriously.
32  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
That being said, I do hope that the site continues to consult with Issie and I on all membership approvals as they've done in the past.





<i keed, i keed>
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:41:09 PM
Unfortunately, in his mind, this is just further proof that sites at which he gets kickback are just unfairly balanced towards liberals and/or Democrats.

That's the one charge I find annoying on any board.  It's not like the board moderators only allow admission to folks who are of one political belief.  If you feel that you're in the midst of people who don't share your beliefs and it's that frustrating, why not seek out a board that does mirror your beliefs?  It's not the site's responsibility to regulate its membership in order to agree with your belief system, for crying out loud.
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Carnivale worth watching? on: July 09, 2014, 01:32:30 PM
Ditto.  It was convoluted at times, and they often seemed unaware where the story was going, but it was also a fantastic piece of American Gothic horror nonetheless. 

Plus, you know, Clancy Brown!

35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: July 09, 2014, 01:01:34 PM
NPR had one of the interviews (through a translator) with Scolari this morning.  He just kept saying how everything was going right for Germany and nothing was going right for Brazil.  It was kind of sad, really.  I suspect he's a pariah at home today.  I doubt he'll be coaching soccer at this level much longer.
36  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:58:53 PM
I logged in this morning to see what was up and got the "you've been banned" message that everyone else was probably getting.  I immediately thought this thread was the reason.   icon_lol

Anyway, this thread has been off topic for a little while, unfortunately.  I'm probably to blame I suppose as I tried to reach out to Zeke in an effort to determine just how much of his posts he truly understands and/or believes.  I broke a rule I myself have cited numerous times in that regards.  Sorry.   icon_cry
37  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:48:21 AM
You went a little too far with the homophobic slur.  So, like a child, you needed to be taught that what you did was wrong.  I feel I've made my point so I'm not angry with you.  I just hope that in spite of your need to be petulant when someone calls you on your behavior, you've actually learned something.
38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:10:22 AM
Can you provide the requested proof or not?
39  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 01:06:46 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 01:03:43 AM

Quote from: hepcat on July 09, 2014, 12:51:19 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 12:38:42 AM

The world is so black and white to you, hepcat.

The word fag has been used with a broad meaning for decades. Try looking it up, and/or getting out more.

How did YOU mean it?  And give us a link to support your claim that it wasn't meant as a pejorative against homosexuals and that you used it correctly in that context.  It should be simple enough if your claim has any merit.

Why, is Lee a homsexual? I didn't make that assumption, why did you?

Can you or can you not provide the proof that backs up your earlier claim that "fag" has a broader meaning than just as an insult that relies on implying someone's gay, and that you used it correctly in that aspect?
40  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: July 09, 2014, 12:51:19 AM

Quote from: Zekester on July 09, 2014, 12:38:42 AM

The world is so black and white to you, hepcat.

The word fag has been used with a broad meaning for decades. Try looking it up, and/or getting out more.

How did YOU mean it?  And give us a link to support your claim that it wasn't meant as a pejorative against homosexuals and that you used it correctly in that context.  It should be simple enough if your claim has any merit.
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