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7761  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 06:23:36 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 31, 2008, 06:12:47 PM

Hey! Kenny Loggins is a God among men, and Gordon Lightfoot is what would happen if you gave Jesus an acoustic guitar.

If by "men"" you meant "12 year old girls", then yes; and if by "jesus" you meant "drunken rhesus monkey with a missing middle finger", then yes again, my friend.


...of course, someone will point out that my zune is full of nothing but 1335 copies of the same song.  but in my defense, "the wheels on the bus go round and round" is a multifaceted song that works on so many levels.
7762  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 06:00:17 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on December 31, 2008, 05:40:24 PM

It's fun reading this thread while listening to my perfectly working 80GB Zune.

 stirthepot





yeah, but if i remember correctly, it's 80 gigs worth of freakin' Kenny Loggins and Gordon Lightfoot!   Tongue
7763  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deadwood - Finally on: December 31, 2008, 04:52:19 PM
This show and Mad Men had/have two of the most talented writing staffs I've ever encountered on television.  Each line of dialog is/was like a carefully crafted piece of art with amazing depth.
7764  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Australia on: December 31, 2008, 04:43:09 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 31, 2008, 04:40:25 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 31, 2008, 04:33:06 PM

Is it true that Jackman spends two thirds of the movie walking around in a sash that reads "World's Sexiest Man -2009"?

How the hell did he get into your closet?

Oh SNAP...  (My new year's resolution is to use Oh SNAP in a lot of my posts...at least until KD permabans me....which, in hindsight, should have occurred 12 minutes after I registered on his site).
7765  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Australia on: December 31, 2008, 04:33:06 PM
Is it true that Jackman spends two thirds of the movie walking around in a sash that reads "World's Sexiest Man -2009"?
7766  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Years Resolutions on: December 31, 2008, 04:26:42 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 31, 2008, 04:25:50 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 31, 2008, 04:23:54 PM

good luck...i literally have no "best and brightest" characteristic.  i'm surprised i even get a reflection in the mirror every morning.

there's always your hair, or your plae white ass  icon_twisted

are you trying to ask if you can plae with my ass???

p.s.  and yeah, i don't know what came over me there.  my hair is amazing.  LD, i'll send you a bottle of Aveda confixor along with the administrator's manual i wrote for my hair.
7767  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Years Resolutions on: December 31, 2008, 04:23:54 PM
good luck...i literally have no "best and brightest" characteristic.  i'm surprised i even get a reflection in the mirror every morning.
7768  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Years Resolutions on: December 31, 2008, 03:42:47 PM
I will not post a reply to this thread...

AH DAMN IT!


well, since i broke the resolution already...


Quote from: YellowKing on December 31, 2008, 02:03:33 PM

My only real resolution is to get in shape before the baby arrives in August.

congratulations YK, I didn't even know you were pregnant!  any idea who the father is?  I'm betting it's CeeKay.
7769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 03:35:28 PM
my favorite post from the zune support board:

Quote
Mine is frozune.  The fix can't come zune enough.  Does anyone know what the reazune is?  I'm azuneing it's the clock. 

 icon_lol
7770  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 02:55:06 PM
 icon_biggrin

all kidding aside, I don't know how MS is going to fix this problem.  I just let my zune battery drain (it was almost there anyway) and then tried hooking it up to my pc to see if it would be okay after a reboot.  same problem came up.  if the problem occurs during the boot i don't see how MS is going to be able to apply a patch to address it.
7771  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 02:40:51 PM
I actually had to listen to NPR on my way into work today.  Did you know that stuff is happening out there in the world???!!!   icon_eek icon_eek icon_eek
7772  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / 1st Gen Zune Owners Get Screwed on: December 31, 2008, 02:23:07 PM
(I also posted this at OO since there are a lot of zune owners over there as well)

I'm currently having this problem.  Apparently so are a lot of other 1st gen zune owners.   mad


UPDATE:  Well, looks like this is hitting ALL 1st gen zune owners.  The official MS support boards are on fire.   If I weren't so ticked off right now, I'd be laughing.    icon_eek
7773  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We have to be a bit more careful with what happens on our PCs... (SSL Broken) on: December 30, 2008, 09:10:16 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 30, 2008, 08:00:52 PM

that's it, someone turn off the interweb.

but....but....porn!!!???!!
7774  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How did you choose your Gamertag or Forum name? on: December 30, 2008, 08:57:47 PM
I took hepcat from an old flintstone's episode where Fred becomes a hipster.  It just cracked me up as a kid.

I wish I had some intricate, highly detailed history for the name....but it all comes down to me laughing my butt off when someone called Fred by that name.

...i'm easily amused.
7775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We have to be a bit more careful with what happens on our PCs... (SSL Broken) on: December 30, 2008, 06:37:36 PM
 icon_eek

wow...just...wow
7776  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Happy Holidays - I have a present for you... on: December 30, 2008, 03:08:10 PM
I take it the new site will incorporate the webcam that I've set up in my bathroom? 

This will help immensely in the area of funding as people will pay a lot of money to block that feature.
7777  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Deadwood - Finally on: December 29, 2008, 09:58:33 PM
I sometimes find myself crying out in my sleep for Mr. Wu....


God, I miss that lovable, homicidal slave trader.
7778  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stereotypes...sometimes they have a grain of truth on: December 29, 2008, 08:45:36 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 29, 2008, 08:08:13 PM

Come on, leo.  No "I ror'd" joke?  Slacker.

 icon_lol

but as i noted on OO, i can only shudder at what grammatical atrocities I'd commit if forced to write something in any language other than english.
7779  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Stereotypes...sometimes they have a grain of truth on: December 29, 2008, 07:37:35 PM
(cross posted from OO)

From this week's menu board at the deli in the basement of our building...which is run by a Chinese family.  Check out Thursday's special. 



I chuckled when I saw it, but didn't know how to tell the very nice owners about it.

 icon_eek
7780  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Left 4 Dead (360) Anyone in? on: December 29, 2008, 03:35:16 PM
Got it for the PC yesterday thanks to the steam holiday sale.  username: hepcat

Played through No Mercy last night and died right at the end.  yeah...i suck.   icon_cry
7781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [music video] it's wrong...so wrong on: December 28, 2008, 07:34:47 PM
crap...i should've known that if it had the word "jizz" in it, that ceekay would've already posted a link.   tear
7782  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 28, 2008, 03:03:38 PM

Quote from: Brendan on December 28, 2008, 02:06:53 AM

Now you've got me all excited - my copy of BSG arrives on Tuesday.  How many players did you have?

all games I've played have been with 5 players so far.  With 6 players (and I think maybe 4) you get to use an extra rule for sympathizers, but I've never had the chance to try it.

I really think it shines the closer you get to 6 players, though.
7783  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [music video] it's wrong...so wrong on: December 27, 2008, 10:31:44 PM
yup... wrong.

gotta get out all my 8 year old sense of humor before the new year.  so please excuse me...
7784  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 27, 2008, 10:17:02 PM
Okay, I had my annual christmas board gaming marathon with a group of childhood friends earlier this week.  The clear winner was BSG.  This was my third time to play and this time it just all clicked.  The first two times we were struggling with some of the rules and we had a player who didn't understand the concept of "cylon" in the context of the game.  This last time it was just perfect.  The guy we thought was a cylon turned out not to be, and my friend's wife who I thought was doubtless a human turned out to be a cylon.  Much, much fun.

Pandemic also turned out to be a winner.  I really enjoyed it.  We put in about 3 games and lost the first two.  It's pretty cool the way the game can suddenly turn on you when you think you have it beat.

Dominion was a close third.  I still love this game but I think people are getting tired of me pushing it on them whenever we all meet up  icon_wink.  If you don't already have it, I highly recommend it.

Finally, I got to play a full game of Touch of Evil (from the folks who brought us the great Last Night on Earth board game).  Although last in the order of games in my opion, it was still great fun.

Someone earlier mentioned Axis and Allies.  I've been drooling over the anniversary edition that was just released.    If i could justify the 80 bucks or more it costs, and was sure I could find willing players in the chicago gang, I'd be all over it. 


edit:  oops, i think the anniversary edition of AA was what greeneggs was talking about.
7785  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Ballad of Douche Quadbike on: December 19, 2008, 06:10:37 PM
I know it lessens me, but god do i find this whole thing funny....
7786  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Spirit on: December 19, 2008, 06:07:01 PM
Those characters are pretty big ticket items in the superhero world, though.  The spirit hasn't had a significant presence on comic book stands in many, many years.  The only reason this one got screen time is because Miller is a big time fanboi of Eisner's work.  I just wish he was a big time director to boot.   icon_cry
7787  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Spirit on: December 19, 2008, 02:52:34 PM
ah dang it. 

Quote


Variety says:

    plunges into a watery grave early on and spends roughly the next 100 minutes gasping for air. Pushing well past the point of self-parody, Miller has done Will Eisner's pioneering comicstrip no favors by drenching it in the same self-consciously neo-noir monochrome put to much more compelling use in "Sin City."

The Hollywood Reporter says:

    truly a mess. Fans of "Sin City" and "300" will populate theaters for the film's opening, but boxoffice will fall quickly. The film's campiness might then pull in a different sort of aficionados -- those who celebrate films such as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for their silly acting and overripe dialogue.


I had hopes it might still turn out to be good, but I have yet to see even one positive word written about the movie.  I'm a huge Spirit fan and this sucks because it effectively means there will either never be another Spirit film, or we won't see another one for at least a couple of decades.  Box office receipts may save it if people are desperate and there's nothing else playing (see Scary Movies I, II, III, IV, XII and MXXII), but I have a sneaking suspicion that that won't happen with this one.
7788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Clearing the Backlog/Cheapgamer on: December 18, 2008, 09:16:42 PM
I'm also going into saving mode.  I haven't picked up a full price game since Fallout 3. 

Currently playing:

Gothic 3 (always wanted to go back and finish it with the community patch)
Fable 3 (almost done)
Fallout 3 (for some reason I burned out after 30 hours.  now i'm trying to work up the will to go back.   icon_confused)
The Witcher Enhanced (chapter 3 and going strong)


Always on rotation:

Burnout Paradise
Catan - Arcade
Ticket to Ride - Arcade
Sins of a Solar Empire
Med II - Total War
Space Rangers 2


7789  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 18, 2008, 07:51:02 PM
cool, glad to hear pandemic is as much fun as i've heard!  now i really can't wait for this weekend!
7790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 18, 2008, 06:44:28 PM
about 7 years or so ago Chicago got hit with one of the worst snow storms on record.  it was also new year's eve when the worst came down.  i had a friend and his wife over for movies and drinks and a relatively quiet NY eve celebration that turned into a prison situation around 3am.  We literally couldn't even open the front door the next day as it was blocked with at least 3 feet of snow.  The city was shut down.

After about 3 hours of listening to those two fighting over some annoying crap, I went for the Chivas.  I polished off a half bottle by 1pm.  By 3pm I decided it was me or them so I crawled out the bathroom window (full bottle of Chivas tucked inside my coat) and started stumbling towards the movie theater complex about 4 blocks away.  My plan was to get away from it all via whatever friggin' movie was playing that day.

After about a block, I realized that absolutely no one within a 5 mile radius was as stupid as I.  I felt like Charlton Heston in The Omega Man.  If it weren't January in Chicago, I would've expected to see tumbleweeds. 

Naturally the theater was closed.  So I basically meandered around a frozen wasteland, drunk off my ass, for 8 blocks.  To this day I'm surprised they didn't dig up my frozen corpse come spring....
7791  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 18, 2008, 06:29:05 PM
Pete's got a point there.  If Chicago gets hit as badly as they say we are, I'm not coming into work tomorrow.  I need to know what the official beer for that situation is.  Can a brother get some help here?
7792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yay... it is a wonderful Christmas Gift from my company! on: December 18, 2008, 06:21:23 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 18, 2008, 06:17:34 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on December 18, 2008, 06:08:28 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 18, 2008, 05:58:09 PM

Quote from: Arkon on December 18, 2008, 04:11:51 PM

Announced today:

And yeah, I know I shouldn't beyotch

Yeah you should because that sucks.

Dude, he still has a job.

Correct. So does that mean he shouldn't be upset if he gets a gash on his face because other people have terminal cancer?  Should he not be mad that his car needs 1000.00 in repairs that he can't afford because Mumbai had terrorist attacks?

i don't think anyone's trying to make him feel badly for not liking this situation (no one likes to lose money), they're simply trying to point out the positive side.  it's what friends do.   icon_wink
7793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 18, 2008, 05:07:31 PM
Actually, we're both from ohio so we should probably be spelling it "roomer"....
7794  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 18, 2008, 04:49:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 18, 2008, 04:10:50 PM


rumour has it we may actually have a white X-Mas in some parts of Ohio, but I'll believe it when I see it.

drop the "our", you're an american, damn it!
7795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Yay... it is a wonderful Christmas Gift from my company! on: December 18, 2008, 04:45:26 PM
I can only hope that the worst thing to happen to me is a 5 percent pay cut in these times.  I don't relish having to look for a job in this economy if they have to start letting people go around here. 

Although on the other hand, it would give me an excuse to go back to school and switch career paths. 
7796  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Winter Blast Coming to Portland on: December 18, 2008, 02:58:35 PM
Supposedly Chicago is going to get a blast starting tonight and lasting until late tomorrow.  I'm driving back to Ohio for the holidays on Saturday so I hope it's run its course by then.  I'd fly back but gas prices are so damn good right now that I want to actually enjoy a nice road trip while I can still afford it without selling off vital internal organs.
7797  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 18, 2008, 02:40:08 PM
BSG's a great game, so you won't be disappointed.

I'm gonna take a pass on Android as it seems it might be a difficult sell with the chicago gangs/ohio gangs i play with.  I did FINALLY get a copy of pandemic a couple of weeks ago.  that friggin' thing was out of print for ages.  i'm heading back to ohio for christmas week and i've got friends staying with me for 3 of those days.  i'm going into board game overdrive starting sunday.   icon_biggrin
7798  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: December 18, 2008, 02:21:56 PM
what happens when eventually everyone just has the power to absorb other people's powers?  we have (well...had) 3 of them at one time.  after a few generations everyone will have a superpower that really doesn't DO anything ("Hey bob, I just absorbed your absorption power!"  "Nice one, ted!")
7799  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: December 17, 2008, 08:43:36 PM
Walter FTW
7800  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: KB Toys files Chapter 11 on: December 17, 2008, 05:48:38 PM
I can see the Toys-R-Us ads for next month:

"Toys-R-Us Files for Chapter FUN!"
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