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161  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: September 30, 2014, 03:23:32 PM
I have to agree that the show is entertaining...but probably not in the way you think.  The show is laugh out loud funny in many places.  I look forward to things like a vampire Peter Murphy wannabe who, even after becoming undead, realizes he looks cooler wearing a wig and runs around sporting one now.  We also have a city that alternately looks like it's under siege in one scene, while displaying normal traffic and folks walking around without a problem in the next.  It's hilariously all over the place.

And when your Big Bad is the spitting image of Beaker from The Muppets?  Well...comedy gold, Jerry!
162  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Crisis of faith or is it over? on: September 29, 2014, 01:16:46 PM
People.  People are the problem.  Never underestimate their ability to warp even the most innocuous of things into a justification for ethnic cleansing, murder, rape, and subjugation.

That being said, I'm hearing good things about Scientology!  If you have 15 minutes and 1200 dollars, I'm betting they'll talk to you!
163  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Star Realms on: September 25, 2014, 01:22:16 PM
Looking forward to it.  This has become my go to deck builder lately.  Well, when I'm playing head to head with another person, that is. 
164  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Sons of Anarchy Season 6 on: September 25, 2014, 01:13:54 PM
The show has been a hot mess since the end of season 1.  I would've preferred it if Sutter had stuck with his original vision of Hamlet in a biker gang setting.  But he's veered off course so far over the years that it stopped being a show I watch for character development and dialog, to a show I watch to see how raunchy they can get.  It's not good television by any means, but it certainly is something I tune into each week...although often with an embarrassed feeling. 

I also came to the conclusion last night that this show is just one giant MMO.  Each week Jax goes to a new guild and they give him a quest to raise his reputation points with them.
165  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 22, 2014, 04:11:44 PM
I believe one of those was in the trailer as well... said "shot".
166  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 22, 2014, 01:43:41 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on September 21, 2014, 03:18:06 PM

Quote from: Punisher on September 17, 2014, 07:16:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 16, 2014, 08:46:33 PM

They put out a teaser trailer for the new version that's basically 30 seconds of penetration shots. I don't think I'll post it here.
The teaser is in Farley's link anyway... might be NSFW!

"Might" is quite the understatement. There was more NSFW material in that 30 second trailer than in most porn movies I've seen.  eek

You seriously expect us to believe you last 30 seconds? 

167  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 22, 2014, 01:43:01 PM

Quote from: hitbyambulance on September 21, 2014, 05:16:12 AM

i have not cared for any Lars von Trier film i have ever seen. i really had high hopes for _Melancholia_, but i felt it did not live up to its promise/premise at all.

I have to agree.  I've yet to see anything from von Trier that I didn't shut off after 10 minutes.  I'm not going to say they're horrible as I'm sure some folks enjoy their stuff.  And more power to them.  But they're definitely not my kind of entertainment.
168  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 17, 2014, 02:46:30 PM
Can you perhaps give us an artist's rendering?
169  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:48:42 PM
Depressing sex that's no fun for the woman?  Dude, that's 90 percent of the internet.
170  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Nymphomaniac on: September 16, 2014, 06:17:06 PM who attend showings in a trench coat.
171  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 05:31:55 PM
You've never watched Fringe?  

Oh man, you're in for a big treat called Walter.  John Noble not winning an Emmy for that role was criminal.
172  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: September 16, 2014, 04:59:16 PM
I'll say.  It only lists Lovelace on mine now!
173  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Summer TV Binge Watching Report on: September 16, 2014, 04:38:54 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 15, 2014, 06:37:32 PM

I have started Parks and Recreation and finished Season 1, but it hasn't grabbed me enough that I'm itching to get back to it. We also started Once Upon a Time but we're only about 5 episodes in.

Parks and Recreation isn't my favorite comedy, but it is a good one.  It doesn't have the laugh out loud, insanely genius heights of an Arrested Development or a Community.  But it does have Ron Swanson and Andy Dwyer...two of the best supporting comic characters in a sitcom working today.
174  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: A quick look at some new games on: September 11, 2014, 03:44:20 PM
Hoplomachus is a game I've looked at in the past.  I like the idea of it (especially since Ricky Royal of Ricky's Box of Delights put it in his top 10 best solo games video review a little while ago), but the cost is keeping me away.  Especially since you can't seem to get it at online retailer prices. 
175  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 11, 2014, 03:09:09 PM
You have cards as a stand in for the miniatures in Death Angel, but you could easily replace those cards with miniatures.
176  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Space Hulk on: September 10, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
Yup, love me some Death Angel.

I have the 3rd edition of Space Hulk that was released years ago.  Unfortunately, the damn tiles started warping almost minutes after I unpacked it.  It's not unplayable, but it is certainly annoying.
177  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 05:28:23 PM
178  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Apple Watch on: September 10, 2014, 05:21:34 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 09, 2014, 10:48:59 PM

The idea that it not require a phone is ludicrous.

It may be ludicrous with today's technology, but in my opinion it's the only way these things will ever be worth a damn. I'm not spending $350 to carry around a piece of equipment that offers the same functionality as my phone as long as I'm also carrying around my phone.

Yup.  My thoughts exactly.

While the idea that I could finally live the dream that I first had when I saw Elroy Jetson watching TV on his watch years ago is seductive, it's not 350 dollars for the watch, another <?>$ for the phone seductive.
179  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: September 10, 2014, 05:09:41 PM

180  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, um, Jack the Ripper is Solved on: September 08, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
Whew, I was beginning to worry that the trail had turned cold.
181  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [comics] New 52 - what is it exactly? on: September 05, 2014, 02:58:33 PM
182  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I quit smoking... Again... on: September 05, 2014, 02:56:04 PM
I'm at about 6 or 7 years myself.  Honestly, the best way to quit is to just quit.  I tried the gums, the wellbutrin and others.  But they never took hold.  Eventually though, I just got tired of the smell and constantly being out of breath.  

Give it about a month.  Then hang out with someone who smokes.  If you don't get immediately embarrassed after realizing what your non-smoking friends had to deal with when you were around and a smoker, I'll be surprised.
183  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Information Society fan? I have news for you.... on: September 04, 2014, 07:55:30 PM
Time to dust off my keyboard tie and break out the aquanet.
184  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: September 03, 2014, 04:44:00 PM
Tennant was a fantastic doctor (and my second favorite after Baker).  He wasn't the problem.  The real issued was that they tried to create another Rose instead of following the series' long established history of mixing it up with different types of characters.  They soon realized that mistake though and grabbed the utterly fantastic Donna for a tragically too short run.
185  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 29, 2014, 06:22:03 PM

Quote from: Lordnine on August 29, 2014, 04:09:10 PM

I would be interested if they rebooted it more as a serious drama instead of a matrix inspired action movie…

Sort of like Terms of Endearment or perhaps Fried Green Tomatoes...but with vampires and werewolves?  I could see that working. 
186  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: [Ukraine] Crimea River on: August 29, 2014, 05:15:39 PM
I had to chuckle at Chizhov's assertion that NATO's satellite images showing Russian troops in the Ukraine were taken from a video game.
187  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hollywood will reboot anything - Underworld on: August 28, 2014, 07:08:39 PM
Movies were a fun idea.  Unfortunately they handed them to Len Wiseman.  The poor man's Zack Snyder. 
188  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: True Blood on: August 28, 2014, 02:50:27 PM
I have to agree mostly with rritchard.  Although I found the Hoyt/Jessica resolution completely forced. 

Problem 1:  We're introduced to the HepV virus which apparently drives vamps insane and turns them into bloodthirsty beasts.  Well, for the first three episodes.  Then it's just like any normal disease and just kills you slowly from then on.  Way to completely discard a major story element without even a shred of an explanation.

Problem 2:  Remember the reasons why Hoyt was mind wiped and sent off?  He became murderously possessive of Jessica, for god's sake.  But hey, no need to worry about previous story elements, as problem 1 proved.

Problem 3: Would it have killed them to have at least SOME action in the series finale?  I've seen episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show that had more excitement.

Problem 4:  Oh, there's Lafayette.  He's at the dinner table.  Maybe the hands down fan favorite will get a speech or som....oh, nope. 

The show was, as someone on Qto3 wrote, creatively bankrupt the last few seasons.  Good riddance.
189  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Strain on: August 26, 2014, 06:08:16 PM
I found it interesting that the two women and the two kids didn't seem phased by the appearance of their savior.  Although to be fair, I guess once you see your dad dead and your mom trying to kill you with a 12 foot long snake tongue, lizard guy with buckteeth is sort of like seeing Rick Astley suddenly appear.
190  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Doctor Who 8th Series - Goodbye Matt, Hello Peter! on: August 26, 2014, 01:23:44 PM
The first half was just a complete mess.  The second half was a bit better, but what the hell, Moffat?  I remember when you used to write coherent, fun stories.  Now you're so obsessed with being the British Joss Whedon that you're sacrificing any attempt at a sensical story to the gods of the story arc...and them gods ain't helpin' ya. 

Please, just go back to being the guy who wrote Blink.  Please?
191  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go to a mirror. Look into it. Inhale deeply through only your nose. on: August 25, 2014, 05:32:35 PM
I initially hoped that this was leading to the assertion that if you said U2K three times, he'd reappear.
192  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Kids say the darndest things... on: August 25, 2014, 04:34:26 PM
Well, on a whim, I checked out that father's facebook page this morning.  No less than 3 posts comparing Hillary Clinton and Obama to Hitler, and two posts that refer to the Ferguson protestors as "zoo animals".   thumbsdown
193  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Go to a mirror. Look into it. Inhale deeply through only your nose. on: August 25, 2014, 01:13:17 PM
Go to a mirror.  Look into it.  Inhale deeply and ask yourself, "Where do I really stand on the critical topic of hot dogs?"  Then punch yourself in the forehead repeatedly until you lose consciousness.
194  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 22, 2014, 11:36:26 AM
Yup.  When rip even says himself that he just likes to "stir the pot" I find his claims above completely laughable.
195  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 21, 2014, 05:55:02 PM

Quote from: Rip on August 21, 2014, 05:38:00 PM

This forum should be renamed to "Echo Chamber"

It should be called "Rip's Retreat" considering you only show up here after getting your behind handed to you at OO and need to vent.   Tongue
196  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Better Life Index Tool Tells You Which Country Is Best For You on: August 21, 2014, 04:45:50 PM
I got Lidsville.  Where the hell is that?
197  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: I'm a former Jehovah's Witness, AMA! on: August 20, 2014, 06:27:00 PM

So this WASN'T a documentary?
198  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Sarah Palin demands...DEMANDS...impeachment. Can still see Russia from porch. on: August 19, 2014, 12:33:55 AM
This is still one of my favorite things.  Fox news panel slamming Palin's show from a years ago while off air.  The best is the commentator who said she's heard it described as "like The Sound of Music without the Nazis, without the romance and without the music.".
199  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Norway on: August 13, 2014, 06:25:29 PM
Why not?

But seriously, I'm sure that in the course of the film, the reason for the name would be revealed. 

Or not.  If you've seen Dogtooth, you'd know the makers of that movie are very, very eccentric. 

Which is why this film may just crack under the weight of its oddness and fail completely.  But the trailer...the trailer has intrigued me.
200  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: GoG and GMG Weeklong Sales on: August 13, 2014, 06:13:48 PM
GMG has Age of Mythology the Extended Edition on sale for 10.19 right now.  I do love me some Mythologizing in my RTS's.
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