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7841  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: FINAL WEEK!: Food Lion: Buy 6 Milks Get 1 Free: FINAL WEEK! on: December 03, 2008, 01:42:28 AM
 icon_lol

okay, that answers my previous question....
7842  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fantasy Flight Games holiday sale on: December 03, 2008, 01:41:03 AM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 02, 2008, 10:31:05 PM

Quote from: kadnod on December 02, 2008, 08:43:01 PM

Fantasy Flight is having a pretty decent sale on some of their board, mini and card games.

If you are in the market for apes wearing power armor, this is the deal for you!

Sale ends 12/9.

Any of those $5 board games worth a damn? Particularly for 2 players?

Unfortunately, the ones I see listed are either games I wouldn't recommend or that I haven't played.  The only exception is Wreckage, which I've heard some good things about. 
7843  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG prequel movie and series on: December 02, 2008, 09:06:27 PM
There are 4 words that when uttered, cause me to almost magically rise from my couch and turn off my television:

"SciFi Original Movie Event"
7844  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Fantasy Flight Games holiday sale on: December 02, 2008, 09:00:17 PM
Aren't they raising their prices on everything soon?  if so, this is a doubly good deal. 

I got Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game a couple weeks ago for 39.99.  Great, great game. 
7845  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: FINAL WEEK!: Food Lion: Buy 6 Milks Get 1 Free: FINAL WEEK! on: December 02, 2008, 08:58:01 PM
I start to laugh because I think SL's got a running joke going here, then I stop as I think perhaps he's being serious. 

I'm just so confused...
7846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's vent on: December 02, 2008, 08:53:47 PM
I had to stop looking at my 401K balance.  I know it's not an actual view of dollars in my possession, but it still freaks me out to see the value I've lost. 

Also, as I get older, I start to realize I can't really stand IT work.  However, I'm afraid to make a career change this late in life.  Maybe someday I'll give myself the kick in the pants to go out and try to find something I love doing.   icon_frown
7847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG prequel movie and series on: December 02, 2008, 08:47:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on December 02, 2008, 08:36:32 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 02, 2008, 08:26:31 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 02, 2008, 08:25:21 PM

Welp wont be watching ti...probably wont make it a full season.


So YOU'RE that Nielsen fellow I keep hearing about!

Too bad he couldn't save Stargate Atlantis  icon_twisted

Wasn't that the show that included a smart eccentric guy, a rough and tough alien warrior, a no nonsense military guy and a hot alien babe?  or was that one of the other 732 shows using that same cast that I'm thinking of?
7848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: BSG prequel movie and series on: December 02, 2008, 08:26:31 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on December 02, 2008, 08:25:21 PM

Welp wont be watching ti...probably wont make it a full season.


So YOU'RE that Nielsen fellow I keep hearing about!
7849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man makes working Gears of War gun/chainsaw on: December 02, 2008, 07:20:26 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 02, 2008, 07:05:31 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 02, 2008, 06:47:53 PM

Boo. It's an electric chainsaw. Back to the drawing board.

Well, considering you'd have to keep the gas chainsaw running for it to be any use, the electric is probably a bit more stealthy.

It's a freakin' chainsaw attached to an automatic rifle.  Where were you planning on running your stealth mission with this thing?  The main floor of a Ford plant on a Wednesday afternoon?   icon_biggrin
7850  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [History] 8 rebellious US regions on: December 02, 2008, 06:42:04 PM
  This article on 8 US regions that have tried to secede from the union made me chuckle.

My personal favorite is the Conch Republic.   icon_lol

Quote
In the early-1980s, the U.S. Border Patrol set up a checkpoint at the entrance to the Florida Keys in an effort to stop illegal drugs and immigrants. The time to check everyone's identification at the checkpoint resulted in a 20-mile traffic jam that turned tourists away, thus damaging the economy in the Keys.

After numerous legal attempts to have the checkpoint removed, on April 23, 1982, Key West mayor Dennis Wardlow declared the Florida Keys were seceding from the Union.

Moments later, now-Prime Minister Wardlow symbolically declared war on the U.S. by breaking a stale piece of Cuban bread over the head of a man dressed in a U.S. Navy uniform. One minute later, Wardlow turned to the Admiral in charge of the U.S. Naval Base at Key West and surrendered, thus ending the Conch Republic's Civil Rebellion. He then immediately asked for $1 billion in federal aid to help rebuild his war-torn nation's economy.

While officially the Republic only existed for one minute, the tongue-in-cheek spirit of the rebellion lives on. Today you can buy Conch Republic citizen and diplomatic passports (both of which have been used for international travel, though they are not intended to be official documents) and even an official flag of the republic (complete with the awesome motto, "We seceded where others failed"). The community has even minted a series of limited edition one-conch dollar coins that can be used as legal tender while in the Keys.
7851  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Man makes working Gears of War gun/chainsaw on: December 02, 2008, 06:18:36 PM
There's such a fine line between "Awesome" and "Amputee".   icon_wink
7852  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sons of Anarchy on: December 01, 2008, 06:37:01 PM
I liked the first season.  I started off kinda wary, but it quickly won me over. 
7853  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Bond movie trailer rules on: December 01, 2008, 04:46:39 PM
I saw it over the thanksgiving holiday.  I really enjoyed it.  Craig continues to breathe new life into a character that was rapidly becoming a goofy caricature of an action hero. 
7854  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Shield: Season 7 (the final season)(spoilers inevitable) on: November 21, 2008, 05:22:09 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on November 20, 2008, 02:18:52 PM

Quote from: stimpy on November 19, 2008, 09:35:28 PM

One of the best uses of dramatic pause that I've ever seen.

No doubt...that was one of the best episodes in 7 seasons I think.  I didn't expect that interview to go down that way - I never expected him to admit to everything.  It was a bit of an 'unburden yourself, Mr. Faust' kinda thing.

I was surprised as well.  Him turning on Ronnie was completely unexpected...even if it was for what he thought was a noble reason.  I just loved Olivia's line, "Do you have any idea what you've just done to me?" after about the 28th admission of a felony.   icon_lol
7855  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir Impressions? on: November 21, 2008, 04:20:16 PM
I WOULD have impressions if I wasn't spending 4 hours trying to decide what characters to roll up.   icon_biggrin
7856  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (impressions/screens) on: November 20, 2008, 08:48:18 PM
Unfortunately, Lich King hit the shelves first so I'll be playing that for a few months.  However, I fully intend to come back to LOTRO for a spell when things settle down.  Sounds like they added some great content!
7857  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes - What Happened to a once promising show? on: November 20, 2008, 08:24:55 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2008, 07:54:51 PM

Quote from: rittchard on November 20, 2008, 07:30:43 PM

They've vowed to go back to what made the show good - focus on characters and character moments - but in all honesty I think it's too late for that.

It's never too late!

Next episode opening scene:

Mama Petrelli abruptly sits up in her bed in the middle of the night.  "What a horrible, progressively worse, and internally inconsistent dream I just had!  We must not let this happen."

Plot continues on a different path from the point of the season 1 finale, and we pretend season 2 and 3 never happened.

Yatta!

...then Patrick Duffy walks out of the shower and we cut to Bob Newhart waking up next to his first wife.
7858  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Heroes - What Happened to a once promising show? on: November 20, 2008, 04:26:30 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 20, 2008, 03:25:04 PM

after Pushing Daisies gets canceled one of the better writers said he'd return to Heroes.  still, I'm enjoying the season for the most part.  it's become a cheesy syndicated show that stumbled into a prime time slot.

And there's the injustice of it.  A phenomenally well acted and well written show like Pushing Daisies gets canned (most likely), while a show that exists now solely because a network can make more money off a promise of quality displayed only in the first season carries on.   icon_mad

I honestly doubt they can salvage Heroes at this point, even with new blood.  IMHO, the only way they could turn it around is to destroy the entire cast of characters and reboot it with fresh ideas.  It's gotten THAT bad.  I mean, it's Smallville and Moonlight bad at this point. 

7859  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 DLC: The Lost and The Damned on: November 20, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
In.   icon_biggrin
7860  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: New Xbox Experience on: November 20, 2008, 03:04:40 PM


The only thing that matters is that my avatar can wear a monocle. 
7861  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: November 19, 2008, 03:21:40 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 19, 2008, 02:20:09 AM

It's kind of funny how many people don't seem to like the show yet watch it week after week  icon_wink 

once you accept it for the comedy it's become, it's a highly entertaining show.  i watch it with the same gusto i used to watch MST3K.
7862  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Super guild defeats Lich King in 3 days on: November 18, 2008, 09:34:32 PM

Quote from: morlac on November 18, 2008, 01:02:43 AM

Quote from: Razgon on November 17, 2008, 10:11:02 PM

while its not something I'd ever think of doing myself, I applaud the effort. They set out to do something, and did it, extremely well... whats not to applaud in that?

I spent an hour on the john yesterday....nobody applauded  icon_cry

I'm intrigued.  Do you have a newsletter?
7863  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS BACK! Chuck vs. The First Date Spoilers! on: November 18, 2008, 07:39:36 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on November 18, 2008, 02:32:00 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 18, 2008, 02:15:32 PM

...and the line "Ask the Injun!" into an episode.   icon_lol

I laughed so hard at that!

Jeff is rapidly becoming my favorite character on Chuck.  And that's saying something when each member of the ensemble is so well cast.
7864  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: November 18, 2008, 06:56:57 PM
I never thought a show could make Smallville look like Mad Men in comparison....
7865  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: November 18, 2008, 03:25:46 PM
Peter - Absorbs powers

Nathan - Can fly

Parkman - Reads minds and creates illusions

Niki 2 - Freezes things

Sylar - can "Dr. Phil' you



Sylar in battle:

Bad Guy:  Take that!  (hurls fireball)

Sylar: How do you feel about your mother?

Bad Guy: And that! (hurls another fireball)

Sylar:  Did your father ever show pride in your school work?

Bad Guy:  The Coup de Grace!  (flamethrower effect at Sylar)

Sylar: I'm going to hug you now....
7866  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Heroes Season 3 (spoilers for our less fortunate European friends) on: November 18, 2008, 02:20:24 PM
I take it back:  Heroes (at least this season) is shaping up to be one of the best comedies on television.  It's comedy gold, I tell ya.

I almost bust a gut laughin' when Sylar displayed his brand new ability:  The power to "Dr. Phil" away other's abilities. 

Seriously, the writers HAVE to be cracking themselves up in the war room these days.

Writer 1:  Okay, he was almost pure evil in the first season, right?

Writer 2:  Yeah.

Writer 3:  Okay, bear with me on this, how about we make him NOT evil and give him a spot on The View!?

Writer 4:  GENIUS!  Talking hand puppet, you've done it again!
7867  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CHUCK IS BACK! Chuck vs. The First Date Spoilers! on: November 18, 2008, 02:15:32 PM
How can we NOT love a show that works a Vogon Poetry reference, Comic Con stickers and the line "Ask the Injun!" into an episode.   icon_lol
7868  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World War Z Movie on: November 17, 2008, 08:47:30 PM
"Best Gratuitous Use of a Hooter's Song Lyric" goes to Mr. Strange.   icon_lol
7869  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 11/18: The Tropical Edition on: November 17, 2008, 07:28:10 PM
Oh, it's not your fault, Jimmy!  There are numerous sites listing it as being released last week AND this week.  To make matters even more confusing, I saw it at Best Buy this past weekend.   icon_confused
7870  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: November 17, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
I'm struggling through Horton Hears a Who.  Friggin' polysyllabic bastard, that Seuss...
7871  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 11/18: The Tropical Edition on: November 17, 2008, 06:48:12 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 17, 2008, 06:41:38 PM

What's a digital copy DVD?

I think that means it comes with a copy you can download to your ipod/zune or whatever.
7872  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: November 17, 2008, 06:13:07 PM
Ah, i see.
7873  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New DVD/BD releases 11/18: The Tropical Edition on: November 17, 2008, 06:11:33 PM
I'm confused.  I thought that Night Gallery season 2 was released last week?  I ordered it from DVDPlanet.com last week in order to get the 25 percent off, only to see it listed as "Back Ordered" and with a release date of this week.   icon_confused

Other than that, nothin' this week for me.  I'll netflix Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest. 

By the way, I can only imagine what a blu-ray edition of MirrorMask must look like.   icon_eek
7874  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Good post-apocalyptic music? on: November 17, 2008, 04:23:40 PM
You can't go wrong with some Six String Samurai soundtrack music

7875  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let the Right One In on: November 17, 2008, 04:20:24 PM
Saw this Saturday with some of the gang.  I noticed it on a web site for horror movies about 6 or 7 months ago and posted about it on OO at the time, so I've been waiting for a while for it.

Simply put, it's the best damn vampire film to come along in years.  It's full of dread, humor and pathos.  The characters lead bleak lives that are reflected in the communist era style buildings surrounding them and the overcast skies that always hang over their heads.  The actors who play Oskar and Eli are amazing, the director has an artist's touch when it comes to filming snow and ice (those two things almost become characters in the film, they way they're represented) and the relationship that builds between the two main characters is bittersweet.

I highly recommend seeking this one out, if you have the means.
7876  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: November 17, 2008, 03:20:48 PM
To be fair, the girl was probably predisposed to hurting herself no matter the catalyst.  If it hadn't been this movie, I'm sure something else would have set off her action.  Blaming popular media for things like this trivializes the real cause behind her psychological problems. 

Quote
Well, the smacktards in Phoenix started lining up for the sneak preview this Thursday starting last week.  What does that tell you?

that you were in that line apparently?   icon_razz
7877  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Friday the 13th Trailer on: November 16, 2008, 08:52:11 PM
I'm confused.  isn't jason's body orbiting Alpha Centauri or something after one of the 27 sequels?  or was he in hell?  wait...maybe at the bottom of the ocean?  or perhaps somewhere in Manhattan? 

christ, the guy's the Where's Waldo of serial killers....
7878  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Recent Games on clearance at Target on: November 14, 2008, 10:11:02 PM
yeah, saw FF:Tactics at lunch today at a target near work.  if i hadn't already succumbed to peer pressure and bought this little gem ages ago, i'd jump on it.
7879  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Prison Break - Fall 2008's Best Unwatched show? on: November 14, 2008, 10:06:06 PM
Thank God they've never had Sarah facing down a Cougar in the woods during the show's run...
7880  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 14, 2008, 09:41:25 PM
it's not generating revenue for anyone (as far as I know) so I don't think anyone's losing sleep over any SLA's for the site.  It's just a group of friends who get together to gab about games and pick on each other, so a little outage here and there ain't no big thing.
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