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7841  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:35:41 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on December 03, 2008, 07:20:57 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2008, 06:19:06 PM

P.S.  When did milk replace the gold standard around here?

Would you prefer fresh whole rabbit? Or maybe Uranium ore?

 icon_lol  read the "customer reviews" for the uranium. 

Quote
I had recently purchased a used car from my friend Dr. Emmitt Brown, and was told I needed to purchase nuclear material to enjoy the full benefits of the car. I saw this item on Amazon and thought I was in luck. Unfortunately, the use of uranium in my Delorean had some unforseen consequences. As I entered a California freeway, I knew I had to speed up to 90 MPH, or I would be run off the road. As I approached this speed, many weird things started to happen, and long story short, I was somehow transported to the year 1996. Knowing the past sports outcomes of the last decade, I went to Las Vegas and correctly predicted the winner of every World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals. Now, I am a billionaire and married to my childhood sweetheart, after I killed her husband. Thank you uranium ore, for making my dreams come true.
7842  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 07:22:52 PM
From the gossip column items on the lead singer's drug and alcohol fueled exploits over the last few years, I was convinced that "christian" was the last thing they were.

In any case, this is definitely a band I can do without.  Wake me up when Phantom, Rocker and Slick get back together.   Tongue
7843  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: [FFG] Android... on: December 03, 2008, 07:18:31 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on November 25, 2008, 03:48:57 PM

Quote from: Graham on November 25, 2008, 01:57:00 AM

Yeah, we had the information on this in the morning:

http://www.gamingtrend.com/News/news.php?NewsID=12928

The video is there as well.

I'm going to be trying to get a copy from FFG for review.  Hopefully I will still get Battlestar Galactica as well.

Very nice!  BSG looks to be a good game overall! 



Picked up BSG a couple weeks ago (get it now, if you're going to order from FFG as the price is going from 39.99 to 49.99 soon).  Got two games in last friday night with the gang.  Humans lost both times.  I love the Cylon mechanic in the game but you need to be careful when you're trying to hide which side you're on.  Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars.  I think it needs a bit more card variety to push it over the edge to greatness.

p.s. like i need another game, but damn if you folks haven't put Android on my radar now.   icon_mad  icon_wink
7844  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 07:10:46 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 06:53:41 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on December 03, 2008, 06:51:49 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 03, 2008, 06:40:17 PM

I'm flawed

I call baloney.

+1

My fantastic hair will sometimes blind people to this fact, I know.  But you need to look past the almost perfect pompadour I sport and see the...

...ah, who am i kiddin'.  perfect hair's enough.
7845  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 06:40:17 PM
I'm sure Arkon acts exactly how he says he does.  I have some friends who can't imagine NOT doing the right thing at all times.  I respect them and wish I could be more like them, to be truthful.

However, I'm also fully aware that I'm flawed and instead of trying to rise above those flaws, sometimes I find myself reveling in them (or, at the very least, living peacefully with them).   icon_redface
7846  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Creed to reunite? on: December 03, 2008, 06:36:59 PM
I always think of this Onion article when I think of Creed.  Didn't they start out as a christian rock group or something? 
7847  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Let's vent on: December 03, 2008, 06:31:01 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on December 03, 2008, 05:46:42 PM

Yeah, I lost my nice job at a computer company and I'm working for Best Buy now.  I hate it.  I care more about my job than most of my fellow employees and it bothers me.  I have an application out for a tech support job for a mid-sized ISP, and I'm hoping that works out.  I can stick around BB, and I know I'll be in management shortly if I do, but I don't want to be.

Eel, have you tried any of the tech placement services?  I know they're mostly scams, but some of them do help you get your foot in the door.  A friend of mine has used them a few times to get placed on Exchange admin jobs.  The last one kept him around after the contract ran out as a full time employee.
7848  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 06:19:06 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on December 03, 2008, 04:10:08 PM

So if you find a wallet that has 5.00 and a well worn picture of some adorable but obviously underfed children you'll return it  because the guy is broke, but if the wallet has 500.00 in it and one of those black american express cards, you don't because the guy obviously has no worries about money?

Not sure why the store size makes a difference.

In the case of the latter scenario, I would return it.  However, I would also return late at night and start living in the guy's crawlspace.  He's rich, for cryin' out loud. 

P.S.  When did milk replace the gold standard around here?

Sincerely,

Hetz
7849  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: At What Point is it Stealing? on: December 03, 2008, 02:36:49 PM
I'll be honest:  I probably wouldn't unless it was a small store run by someone who I knew.  I would love to say I would, but I know a combination of being too damn lazy to drive back there, combined with my innate love of keeping my money would get the better of me.  Would I actively steal something?  No.  But when it falls into your lap like this, I can't fault people for succumbing to their baser desires.   icon_frown
7850  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....
7851  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. 
7852  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"
7853  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. 
7854  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...
7855  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
7856  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?
7857  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!
7858  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
7859  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

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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.
7860  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
7861  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. 
7862  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. 
7863  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
7864  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
7865  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!
7866  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.
7867  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. 

7868  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 DLC: The Lost and The Damned on: November 20, 2008, 04:17:44 PM
In.   icon_biggrin
7869  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. 
7870  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.
7871  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?
7872  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.
7873  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....
7874  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....
7875  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!
7876  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
7877  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
7878  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
7879  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...
7880  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.
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