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7641  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 12, 2009, 02:35:47 PM

Quote from: Laner on February 12, 2009, 03:58:40 AM

Quote from: hepcat on February 11, 2009, 11:43:50 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 11, 2009, 07:50:21 PM

Slightly off topic, but I'll never understand why people judge other people's car choices as 'intelligent' or not.  Unless you are buying a 5 year old used Toyota Corolla (or minivan/station wagon if you have a family), generally speaking your car choice is unintelligent.  People buy cars because they are the cars they want to buy.  Sure we justify it by saying we're going to use it 'I'll take it off roading!' or it's Green 'It gets 50mpg!' or things along those lines, but at the end of the day the choice you are making is fundamentally unintelligent.  You are not getting the most utility for the least amount of money, period.  You are paying a premium for some values that you, personally, find in that vehicle.  Arguing who's personal values are more intelligent than others is silly.

gellar

No, but there are levels of intelligence.  This is why IQ's are traditionally rated with numerical values as opposed to simply "Dumb" and "Smart".    icon_wink

And as any good D&D player will tell you, there's a difference between intelligence and wisdom. smile  Being able to calculate PI to the 100th digit doesn't necessarily mean that person is able to make wise decisions.

fair enough.  I withdraw intelligence as the trait I'm calling into question in the case of H3 owners and I'm replacing it with wisdom.  I also will refine my earlier statement by saying simply that I believe owning any vehicle with such horrible mileage and large dimensions in the case of the average driver to be unwise.

Quote from: cheeba on February 11, 2009, 11:50:12 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 11, 2009, 11:43:50 PM

And no one was arguing against personal values, as far as I could tell.
No. Y'all were just being judgemental. Some of you were doing so while clearly not knowing what you were talking about! Tongue smile


how do you spell hypocrisy?

C.H.E.E.B.A.    icon_lol
7642  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 11:43:50 PM

Quote from: gellar on February 11, 2009, 07:50:21 PM

Slightly off topic, but I'll never understand why people judge other people's car choices as 'intelligent' or not.  Unless you are buying a 5 year old used Toyota Corolla (or minivan/station wagon if you have a family), generally speaking your car choice is unintelligent.  People buy cars because they are the cars they want to buy.  Sure we justify it by saying we're going to use it 'I'll take it off roading!' or it's Green 'It gets 50mpg!' or things along those lines, but at the end of the day the choice you are making is fundamentally unintelligent.  You are not getting the most utility for the least amount of money, period.  You are paying a premium for some values that you, personally, find in that vehicle.  Arguing who's personal values are more intelligent than others is silly.

gellar

No, but there are levels of intelligence.  This is why IQ's are traditionally rated with numerical values as opposed to simply "Dumb" and "Smart".    icon_wink

And no one was arguing against personal values, as far as I could tell.  Most of us were just calling into question the logic behind buying something that gets hideously awful gas mileage and that has the aerodynamic properties of a Rubik's Cube in a wind tunnel.
7643  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 07:45:54 PM
I think you are actually hung up on seeking approval, to be honest.  No one here is debating the right to own one.  They're debating the intelligence behind it.   icon_wink

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No, the whole "it's all about your penis" argument is just used way too much and without any basis of intelligence or knowledge.

and the phrase "is just used way too much" is equally as asinine as a defense tactic.
7644  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 07:28:46 PM
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Why aren't you bitching about Cadillac Escalades or Toyota FJ Cruisers or any other vehicle some judgemental hippie deems unacceptable?

ummm...because the thread specifically mentioned the H3?  

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Could you be more cliche?

touched a nerve, did i?   icon_lol

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Have you ever seen a Hummer H3? These are not tanks. They are SUV's that are remarkably similar to every other non-compact SUV on the market.

Dude, the H3 is friggin' huge.  It's shaped like a lego car.  It's so incredibly NON-aerodynamic and fuel inefficient that it stands out like a sore thumb wherever it goes.  Yeah, i see no reason for most SUV's, but the H3 takes it to an extreme that I find just idiotic.
7645  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 05:54:12 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on February 11, 2009, 05:42:16 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 11, 2009, 05:00:54 PM

Jabbing a pencil into my ear until I lose my hearing is also an expression of personal freedom.  It's also a sign of incredible stupidity...as is driving a Hummer in a non-war zone.  Unless you're expecting Al-Qaeda to attack the Ikea near your house it's just ridiculous.  If it's a penis extension (which I suspect is the case for male drivers) why not buy a Peterbilt and take that dang thing to the grocery store every Friday?

An H3 in a war zone?  I think you're mistaking the frou frou yuppie Hummers for the original Schwarzenegger civilian Hummers.

They're both based on the same intrinsic design, they just neutered the H3 so they could sell it to overpaid yuppies with no common sense, and rap stars who believe they look cool in them.  I didn't mean to say that an H3 would actually be used in a war zone, i was just making light of their origin.
7646  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A picture of irony on: February 11, 2009, 05:00:54 PM

Quote from: cheeba on February 11, 2009, 04:22:29 PM

Quote from: Blackadar on February 11, 2009, 04:07:50 PM

If you consider 14 city/18 highway OK gas mileage...    puke
Compare it with similar vehicles out there. It's certainly not worthy of slapping a save the earth bumper sticker on, but it's all right compared to other trucks/suv's.

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on February 11, 2009, 04:08:42 PM

Anyone who drives a hummer- unless they live in the mountains- is whack. That's the bottom line.
Is whack? Are you being serious, or are you trying to emulate some 80's white kid trying to sound urban? Personally I say this is America and you can drive whatever you damn well want, but I'm into personal freedoms and oddball shit like that.

Jabbing a pencil into my ear until I lose my hearing is also an expression of personal freedom.  It's also a sign of incredible stupidity...as is driving a Hummer in a non-war zone.  Unless you're expecting Al-Qaeda to attack the Ikea near your house it's just ridiculous.  If it's a penis extension (which I suspect is the case for male drivers) why not buy a Peterbilt and take that dang thing to the grocery store every Friday?
7647  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar galactica - Guess who's coming to dinner on: February 11, 2009, 04:38:55 PM
Supposedly, there's a script floating around for the last episode.  It has Adama, Apollo and Starbuck meeting up in the mess hall.  The camera shows a bunch of people in a collection of quick cut shots, then the screen goes black and they play "Don't Stop Believing" from Journey through the credits.
7648  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: February 11, 2009, 03:18:28 PM
I think i'll pick up batman lego when it hits the 14.98 price point...if it ever does. 

Too Human may not be worth 20 bucks to most folks (it got mediocre reviews) but I really liked the demo.  I didn't like it enough to pay 60 bucks at the time of its release, but 20 bucks seems reasonable to me.

Mercs 2 is just a steal at 15 bucks, though.  It's insanely fun.
7649  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: SoaSE:Entrenchment delayed. Again on: February 10, 2009, 10:29:35 PM
Pushing it back a week or two to make sure it's polished does not strike me as unreasonable.  I purchased it already and am playing the beta.  So far I'm really enjoying it.
7650  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What are you doing with your tax refund? on: February 10, 2009, 10:07:18 PM
I don't understand taxes.  Two years ago I received almost 1100 dollars.  Last year I got around 600.  This year I'm getting a measly 135 bucks.   icon_eek
7651  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do we have any pool players here at GamingTrend? on: February 10, 2009, 09:49:40 PM
I am quite literally the worst pool player on the face of the planet.  Giving me a 700 dollar cue stick would be akin to giving a monkey a Faberge egg and a ball peen hammer. 

7652  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 10, 2009, 09:44:57 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
Note to Daphne:  While hiding on a ridge above an enemy encampment filled with soldiers armed with rifles, it's in your best interest to avoid standing straight up in the middle of a clearing on that ridge while loudly announcing your plans to everyone else around you...who, by the way, had enough sense to stay in a crouched position.

..oh well, at least I don't have to keep grinding my teeth whenever you did that extremely annoying head tilt whenever someone addressed you.  It always reminded me of



But I will miss your fantastic rack.

But back on topic.  While I'm not convinced the show can be salvaged, I still believe they're off in the right direction this time.  They've simplified the story, brought characters back to their roots and they've given us a lot of shots of Claire and Nikki running towards the camera. 
7653  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Target Clearance 2009-01 on: February 10, 2009, 08:35:31 PM
Seems they put out some new clearance items over the last week or so.

At lunch today I scored a copy of Mercs 2 for the 360 for 15 bucks, as well as a copy of Too Human for the 360 for 20 bucks. Not a bad haul for about 2/3rds the price of a new game.

I also saw a ton of copies of Fracture for the 360 for around 20 smackers, Batman Lego for the 360 for 25 dollars and a bunch of ps3 games that I didn't pay much attention to.
7654  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Woman w/8 babies..already had 6.... on: February 09, 2009, 08:24:25 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on February 09, 2009, 07:14:54 PM

The reports of her income are confusing. There was mention of her being on disability for an injury at a womens prison clinic where she worked. She probably made pretty good money prior to that as California pays prison workers real well.
However none of this explains how she paid what could have been a hell of a lot of money for the procedure, twice.

Of course, she lives at home. You make $75,000 a year and live at home you could possibly save a hell of a lot of money.

As for supporting the kids now. She talks about going back to school to get her masters. How does she afford to do that while raising 14 kids?

There is still alot of stuff here that has not come out and does not make sense.

you had me at "women's prison".... 
7655  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Just got laid. Off that is. on: February 06, 2009, 09:43:05 PM
And people wonder why I've been seeing a counselor lately....   icon_cry

I really don't want anyone else to suffer in this economy, damn it! 
7656  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 06, 2009, 07:36:01 PM
I'm going to give the movie a chance.  I know changing the ending has some folks up in arms, but Snyder did such a great job with Dawn of the Dead (something I thought would really, really suck) and made 300 so much fun that I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. 

I see him in the same way I see Del Toro and Jackson:  they all love the source material so much that when they put something out, you can really see the affection in every frame.  Of course, I realize that no amount of love for the genre can change a crappy director into a good one, but if a good director really enjoys what he's doing, I think it adds that much more quality to the project.
7657  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 06, 2009, 07:17:50 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on February 05, 2009, 10:36:07 PM

I dont really remember that first one but I do remember Dyna girl smile And Shazam..I loved watching it when it was paired with Isis.



Bigfoot and Wildboy was the heartwarming story of a young boy who was abandoned by his family and then raised in the wilds by what is apparently a middle aged Greek guy.



As for Isis...hubba hubba   icon_eek  can't believe i forgot that little hunk of loveliness.
7658  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 05, 2009, 09:50:46 PM
Remembering this show has opened a floodgate of traumatic memories I'd hoped to suppress through drugs and alcohol over the years...







thanks....just....thanks
7659  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Watchmen Trailer on: February 05, 2009, 08:30:27 PM

Quote from: Crawley on February 05, 2009, 06:31:26 PM

10 Year Anniversary of Dr. Manhattan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5cInmK6LQ

okay, THAT was cool...
7660  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Software BC on the PS3-is it ever going to happen? on: February 05, 2009, 08:17:08 PM
Aren't they selling PS2 games that you can download and play on a ps3 on the playstation online store? 
7661  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 07:21:32 PM
well, i guess I'll retire "CrazyLady8" and check this new fangled thing out....
7662  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 06:36:26 PM
hmmm....i'll have to reevaluate my stance on facebook then.  i always just assumed it was a social network for teens/college students and old guys who had grown tired of pretending to be "CrazyLady8" on craigs list.
7663  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: February 05, 2009, 06:20:31 PM
If I remember correctly, Kratz really enjoyed this one...

<ducks and runs>
7664  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone else here on Facebook? on: February 05, 2009, 06:18:25 PM
I'm also in LinkedIn.  Anyone wanna add me as a contact, just drop me a PM.

Haven't done the facebook thing because I have this sneaking suspicion that the cut off age is around 39.  After that you go from "participant" to "predator".
7665  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Land of the Lost on: February 05, 2009, 05:10:14 PM
To my continual bemusement, I find both Will Ferrell and Adam Sandler hilarious.  I think it's the times they go OFF script that makes them funny to me.  They both have a love of non sequiturs that I find appealing.  Watch the extras on the Talledega Nights dvd for the fake public announcements that Ferrell and Reilly ad libbed for an example...or not, if you really hate those guys.   icon_wink

That being said, I'll probably netflix this one.  The original series never featured Holly in a bikini for my early teenage crush fulfillment, so I equate the show with frustration at this point.   Tongue

7666  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How many of you have a smartphone? on: February 05, 2009, 05:01:00 PM
We use Windows Mobile phones at work and I've been pretty happy with them so far.  From a support standpoint, I don't have to do much with them.  Just enable them at the Exchange server and off my folks go.  I personally use a Motorola Q (9c).  While I still have folks that complain they want a Blackberry, we haven't decided to support them yet.  I do have a user with an iphone that works great with my Exchange server, though.
7667  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 09:07:56 PM
I think it's also indicative of just how much everyone despised the first half of this season when you see how every character has basically returned to acting the way they did last season. 
7668  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Books Read in 2009 on: February 03, 2009, 08:45:38 PM
Finished

Back of Pizza Hot Pocket Box

Reading

Kellogg Wheaties Sports Facts

7669  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 08:37:28 PM
Spoiler for Hiden:
This is seriously the ONLY thing you need to know from the first half of the season:  Senator Patrelli wants to round up all the muties and keep them away from normal folks.  He believes he's doing the right thing.

Really, that's all you need to know.  The first half of the season was monumentally, earth shatteringly, horrendously bad.

7670  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: February 03, 2009, 08:19:22 PM
It seemed like an honest attempt to get back on track.  I'm giving it some time to ramp up due to the fact that it's going to take a herculean effort on the part of the writers to get out from under the humongous amount of crap that was heaped on the story in the first half of this season.  The good news is that they seem to be focused on moving forward and forgetting most of what happened, or simply letting it rest in the past without bringing it up again like an uncle who the rest of the family knows may have been the Zodiac Killer, yet they can't bring themselves to ever talk about it...except for that one time when your cousin Sandy mentioned something about it at Easter brunch and then "went away on a lifelong fishing trip" the next day without saying goodbye.

...but I digest.
7671  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 -- DL content on: January 27, 2009, 06:58:32 PM
Is the level cap increased with this DLC?  Or is that in a future DLC?
7672  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:48:31 PM

Quote from: mytocles on January 26, 2009, 09:45:47 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 26, 2009, 09:38:03 PM

I actually was off OO for a while too.  My New Year's Resolution was to try and reduce my gaming time during off hours, while also cutting down on my OO and GT times while at work.  In these troubled economic times I need to bust my butt if I want to remain employed!   icon_cry

p.s. OO back up.   icon_wink

Somehow your Resolution doesn't seem to be sincere... how long did it take you to notice OO was OFF, then ON again, lmao?   icon_twisted

CRAP....


<poof>
7673  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:38:03 PM
I actually was off OO for a while too.  My New Year's Resolution was to try and reduce my gaming time during off hours, while also cutting down on my OO and GT times while at work.  In these troubled economic times I need to bust my butt if I want to remain employed!   icon_cry

p.s. OO back up.   icon_wink
7674  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: January 26, 2009, 09:26:48 PM
And down again...
7675  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Im watching gymnastics on: January 26, 2009, 09:19:38 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 26, 2009, 04:23:46 PM

she can't be any good or world class though...she's a college student so she's too old and she looks about 20 pounds too heavy to be an Olympic gymnast....they all look 12....

7 if they're chinese...
7676  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CSI: Vegas with Grissom gone on: January 26, 2009, 09:16:35 PM

Quote from: Scuzz on January 26, 2009, 04:30:01 PM

I actually liked the first episode with Fishburne as a CSI. They explained stuff they never did in the first 6-7 years of the show. I still wince everytime they have a police action and the CSI team is on the front line. Reality is not he most important thing here.

Do they even issue CSI's a sidearm in RL?  I thought in the first few seasons that the team always had to wait for Brass to send in uni's to clear areas because they didn't have guns.  Now I always see the old lady on the team packin' heat like she's Dirty Harry's grandmother.
7677  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Last Templar....movie NBC on: January 26, 2009, 09:13:43 PM
I made it to the scene in which she decides jousting a guy who, it is presumed, knows how to ride a horse, is a good idea.  They then flash to a close up of her face which immediately gives me the impression that the makers weren't even interested in trying to make it look like she was actually in the scene in question.  At that point I realized I could be doing something more productive with my life...like looking straight up for the next two hours while humming, "Jumping Jack Flash" over and over again.
7678  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon Gold Box] Everybody Loves Raymond complete series $65 on: January 16, 2009, 05:00:58 PM
The scale goes:

0:  According to Jim

10: Arrested Development
7679  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows Mobile 6 software? on: January 16, 2009, 04:22:51 PM
I second the Opera mobile suggestion.  much, much better than internet explorer mobile.
7680  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: [Amazon Gold Box] Everybody Loves Raymond complete series $65 on: January 15, 2009, 08:29:03 PM
I'm just teasin' ya, Jeff.  I actually find the guy who played the older brother to be really hilarious.
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