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41  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 10:11:35 PM
Nah.  You've just been exposed to poorly written movies and television for so long that its just natural for you to see those things as examples of good writing.  You'll grow out of it eventually...I hope.   Tongue
42  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 09:49:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 08:43:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?

As you know I don't mean it that way, but the flaws in writing, directing, etc, that pulls you out of the show. Obviously it happens with me a lot more than you guys with this show. icon_wink

Some flaws and missteps exist, sure.  But many of the things that you feel are wrong are simply due to the fact that your version of the way things should go often doesn't mesh with how things happen in real life.  You look for James Bond and when you get Joe Blow, you mistakenly believe it's an example of bad writing.
43  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?
44  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 01, 2015, 01:38:45 PM
My brother deals with it in his own way  He bought a camp in West Virginia that was a gay resort and has been building it up over the years.  Now they have their own world where they don't even have to deal with small minded idiots like that.  

Of course, he wasn't too bothered by them before considering he's 6'2" and his partner of the last 15 years is an ex-marine who's 2 inches taller than him.   icon_wink
45  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 28, 2015, 05:17:12 PM
Just the morons who probably couldn't figure out how to work the remote anyway.
46  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 12:20:16 AM
The comic had many of the things you've complained about in regards to the show.  I suspect you'd accuse it of being horribly written as well.  Although you'd most likely buy every issue, if your past behavior is any indication.   icon_razz
47  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 08:43:21 PM
For someone who constantly refers to the show as horribly written, you sure seem to never miss an episode.   icon_wink

p.s. They didn't show the car stopping because of a dead battery.  They showed the car already stopped, then mentioned the dead battery.  It's entirely possible they stopped to stretch their legs and then weren't able to start the RV because of the battery. 

But honestly, if you're finding something like that to be that much of a distraction, I have to wonder how you can ever enjoy 90 percent of what's on tv (or in theaters).
48  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 19, 2015, 02:56:07 PM
I think the first person you mention was already shown at the beginning of the season, just not identified.
49  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 18, 2015, 07:16:39 PM
Does this mean we're getting

Spoiler for Hiden:
a Jesus?
50  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 14, 2015, 12:33:33 PM
Which head?

Okay, okay, I'll stop now.
51  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 14, 2015, 02:51:18 AM
Penises in and zippers up, boys.   icon_lol
52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 09:11:56 PM
I...uh...wish I could say I realized that when I wrote it.  tear

<queue the Bill Bixby Hulk end credit theme as I walk out the door>
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
It just became goofy when he suddenly hit the 18 foot tall level at one point.  I really, really hated that.  And the Hulk dogs looked like Glen Quagmire on all fours.

I want to like Ang's version because, like you said, he was playing up the character of Bruce Banner first and foremost, but good lord did he screw the pooch on everything else.  
54  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 06:50:01 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 11, 2015, 08:45:51 PM


As to Ang Lee's movie, I didn't buy into the hate and though the cinematic presentation was different, I felt it delivered until his dad turned into a cloud. Then? Then it was stupid. Comparing the doctors, I felt Bana's cold delivery was better insofar as Banner had emotional issues and was played very well.

That was kind of my take, although I wasn't a big fan of Ang's attempt to tie Hulk's physical size to his rage level.  And the Hulk dogs. 

You know what?  Never mind.  I think I just remembered I hate it now.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Man From UNCLE from Guy Ritchie on: February 12, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
I watched the original when it was rebroadcast years later on a local cable channel.  I quickly became a Man from U.N.C.L.E. junkie as a teenager.  Hell, I even sought out and read the novelizations that were released.  David McCallum's Illya Kuryakin was the man. Napoleon Solo only less so. 

I really hope Richie plays up the silliness and fun of the original series.  And I hope they don't hand TOO many emotions to Illya.  It was always fun seeing him struggle with the "heart on the sleeve" approach to life exhibited by Americans on the show.
56  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 11, 2015, 06:58:23 PM
They manage it and shuffle it around as they see fit, I believe.  They do include a bunch of info, but I don't recall ever seeing anything that amounted to a "heads up" blurb about investing.   As I said, if you're looking for any kind of hands on control of your investments, Betterment is not for you.  But if you want to ease into the world of stocks and bonds and let someone else drive while you watch the road, it's a great service so far.
57  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Taco loving artist sneaks photos into Grammy museum on: February 11, 2015, 04:33:34 PM
I love it.

He snuck a bunch of doctored photos into the Grammy museum and no one noticed them for a month or so. 





Not sure if this little blurb from an article is true, but it made me laugh all the same:

Quote
Grammy officials were confused by who could have smuggled the pictures into the building. It was noticed by a museum-goer who asked a security guard who Paz was.

He replied: I think hes in One Direction.
58  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: February 11, 2015, 04:19:48 PM
Wait, when did Frank Sinatra play Doctor Who? 

My god, I would loved to have seen that!
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 10, 2015, 08:23:59 PM
Love it.  But it's for those who just want to toss money into the world of stocks and bonds without actually learning much about it.  That's not to say you can't, they include a ton of info, but they do manage it all for you.  They go with Vanguard so I'm pretty comfortable with their choices.
60  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: February 10, 2015, 08:12:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 10, 2015, 01:36:47 AM

And then there's that whole, stealing a writer's manuscript for the original Matrix, then running it into the ground.

I'm pretty sure that's not true. 
61  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 09, 2015, 05:35:38 PM
I just finished up my taxes this weekend after betterment.com released my dividend statements.  I used Turbotax like I always have.  I've never had any problems and my taxes take all of 30 minutes to finish. 
62  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [teaser trailer] Fantastic 4 on: January 28, 2015, 02:20:26 PM
Their depiction of Galactus may have been a travesty, but I thought they gave us a pretty decent Silver Surfer.  But yeah, storm cloud Galactus ensured that the film made it onto my list of most hated superhero films.

And I think Loki works so well in the movies is mostly because Hiddleston is just a fantastic actor who gave it his all.  If they get a great actor and they avoid "modernizing" the character and doing things like adding constant references to social media (God, I hate it when they do crap like that in an attempt to connect with youth), I can see it working.

But I have no faith that Sony can pull this off.  They've already shown that they have no interest in creating good stories to support their superhero films.  At least not since Spiderman 2 (the Raimi years, not that god awful reboot crap).
63  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Relationship Help on: January 05, 2015, 06:15:15 PM

Quote from: dobberhd on January 02, 2015, 04:17:23 PM


Love and like are two different things.  You can absolutely love someone without liking them.  Love is an action. 

I would argue that you're describing the physical act and not the kind of love that should result in a marriage in the first place.
64  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going "Full" 4K! on: December 29, 2014, 07:35:54 PM
Which would explain the numerous Skype invitations you've been sending him...
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 27, 2014, 01:46:30 PM
Just got a PS4 for Christmas and of course, I can't log in to play anything.  It's new, so unless I want to create a new profile to play, I have to wait for PSN to stabilize.

I don't know what these script kiddies are trying to prove, but we really do need to create stricter laws and harsher punishments for this kind of action. 
66  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 19, 2014, 08:06:10 PM
I also really enjoyed it.  I binge watched it over the space of 4 days.  It fills the hole that was created by Spartacus ending.  And it's not nearly as ridiculously stupid as Da Vinci's Demons.
67  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 19, 2014, 03:11:28 PM
Are you kidding me?  Alec may be a giant dick most of the time, but he does have the balls to call out someone like a Kardashian for whoring herself and her family for stardom.  I'd savor that interview like a fine wine.

...if I liked wine, which I don't. So let's go with a Shiner Bock.
68  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: December 19, 2014, 03:08:59 PM
On this, we agree.
69  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: December 18, 2014, 09:49:37 PM
And how
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 09:48:29 PM
While that might be good for news and information shows, that would utterly defeat the purpose of any comedy podcast. 
71  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 03:30:11 AM
Tomorrow's the season 1 finale for Serial.  I'm going to find the wait for season 2 difficult.
72  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: December 17, 2014, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 17, 2014, 12:13:42 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 16, 2014, 11:48:52 PM

I purposely avoid reading/watching spoilers about a movie in order to walk in thinking "I wonder what this is about."  If I see enough of a trailer to know I want to see something, I usually avoid all future trailers, don't rewatch the one I saw, and definitely don't go frame by frame looking for hidden details in the trailer.  The best situation is when someone recommends a movie or book to me without telling me anything about it.  I got to watch Primer that way and it made a big difference in my enjoyment.  For books, I recently got to read The Girl With All the Gifts without knowing a thing about the premise.

Hey Wonderpug, I've got a good movie for you. It's called Audition and it's about a guy trying to find a girlfriend.

As a follow up, there's a light hearted, buddy film about a group of college kids traveling through Europe learning about love, life and romance you might like.  It's sort of a cross between the films European Vacation and Road Trip.

It's called Hostel.  Check it out.
73  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:32:56 PM
Ah, I know who you are now.   icon_wink
74  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:05:17 PM
Colbert, is that you?
75  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 06:26:57 PM
Pound for pound, Clinton is the funniest president.  Ford was a master of physical slapstick, Kennedy was a great straight man, Teddy R. was a fantastic mime and Warren G. Harding was so deadpan that years later Jack Benny would cite him as his primary inspiration.  But Clinton?  Clinton made magic with a cigar and a smile.
76  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 14, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
I suspect your contempt was a foregone conclusion long before he appeared on either of those shows.  Familiarity has nothing to do with it.   icon_wink

Me?  I like a president who can poke fun at himself.  I want the finger hovering over the doomsday button to be attached to someone who's in a good mood most of the time.
77  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 09:42:53 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 08:56:10 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM

But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  

Yeah, I think they are, they don't do a great job of providing the other side of any argument. They just point out stupidity in the government, press, etc.


I guess I misunderstood you then as I thought you were saying they were horribly biased against the right (you compared them to Fox in that regard...and Fox is unquestionably and proudly rightist).  

They ridicule both the left AND the right.  That's my point.  

78  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  
79  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 02:31:27 PM
The Daily Show has often attacked leftistsubjects in its pieces.  I really do believe they're more fair and balanced than...well...you know.
80  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 07:51:12 PM
Enhanced Waste Disposal is better.
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