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81  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 04:41:42 PM
You gotta be kidding me.  I thought you were a parent?  Do you routinely tell your children to eat their veggies...but only if they want to!

Of course kids don't want to eat healthy.  That's been true for...well...ever.   Name me one kid that doesn't want to go straight to desert at dinner and skip the broccoli? 

The answer isn't to say "Oh well, better you eat huge chunks of lard than nothing at all!".  It's to say "This is what you're getting.  Eat it or go hungry until you get home." 



82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Kickstarter]Robotech Academy on: July 07, 2014, 02:07:00 PM
But didn't Harmony Gold mess with the original story to the point where it was considerably worse than the Japanese version?  I'm not sure continuing his vision is what a fan would want.
83  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Tomorrow is July 1, will we have ATB's GOTY? on: July 07, 2014, 01:24:29 AM
It's way too soon to say for sure, but Divinity Original Sin is a strong contender in my book.  In spite of all its warts, it comes closest to capturing the feel of an old bioware game from the golden days of crpg's for me.  The combat is just sublime.
84  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 07, 2014, 01:02:31 AM
Even during a time of such divisive politics, getting upset with the First Lady for trying to introduce healthier meals into our school system just baffles me with its idiocy.  People are really angry that she wants kids to eat better when child obesity has become an epidemic in this country?  Amazing.  You have to be a special kind of nut job to find that upsetting.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 04, 2014, 12:45:50 PM
Was there any doubt they could be?  Is there any doubt racism can exist within the heart of any person on earth?  If you're trying to insinuate that the media only covers examples of racism when it's directed towards whites, I would counter that that's mostly because they've grown tired of covering stories of racism by whites toward minorities after, you know, the entire life of this country.

That doesn't excuse any act of racism, but let's not trivialize such things by trying to claim it's fashionable to ignore it when the majority experiences it.
86  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 04, 2014, 12:39:18 PM
Well, I would say redneck hip, but yeah, I agree with you.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 04, 2014, 02:26:24 AM
You owe me a new monitor.
88  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 04, 2014, 01:52:11 AM
All those guns and  not one person was able save a guy from getting beat to death right outside?  So much for the "Waaah, we need 'em to defend ourselves" excuse.   icon_twisted
89  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 08:25:21 PM
I'm all for keeping Zeke posting, god knows I am.  But expending more than one sentence at a time on him is just a waste.  More than that and it's like trying to explain a combustible engine to a sofa cushion.
90  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 03, 2014, 05:26:17 PM
Again:   The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
91  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 05:00:47 PM
I like how you worked "straight" into that reply to keep him from panicking.
92  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 03:44:17 PM
"World According to Zeke" I'd imagine.  That or "Who Am Zeke?" which would imply an existential crisis in his life.
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I had a pretty sad encounter today at Rite Aid on: July 03, 2014, 03:16:50 PM
There is no God if we don't get a Zeke reply soon.
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 02:24:32 PM
Topics from past WAZ posts:

Why do we allow the choice of "white meat" when talking about chicken in restaurants or grocery stores?  White people are NOT chicken!  We're a brave lot!

What's with all this talk of a "Castle Doctrine"?  What kind of liberal plot is this?  Only castles can have doctors now?!?!

Who invented IQ tests and why don't they include a section on NASCAR?!?!

Fucking Magnets, How Do They Work???
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: WAZ 7/3/14 on: July 03, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
You see what I have to put up with at home?  Zeke is a self loathing homosexual who still refuses to admit we're legally allowed to get married now.   crybaby
96  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 02, 2014, 05:02:01 PM
but aren't ALL chaps ass-less by definition?
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 02, 2014, 04:38:40 PM
The independent thing is an ongoing joke with ATB.  But you're right on the money with everything else!  The Zeke and I were married in a civil union years ago.  Thankfully this country has opened its mind since then and we're planning a Fall wedding!
98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 02, 2014, 03:47:31 PM
If ONLY there was a newsletter for all things Zeke!!!
99  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 02, 2014, 01:17:10 PM
I wish he had a newsletter.  I would create multiple gmail accounts just so I could be assured of not missing even one of them.   The Weghted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you.
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Falling Skies onwards to Season 4! on: July 02, 2014, 01:24:55 AM
When you introduce nazis to your story in a sci if show, you've hit the bottom of the barrel when it comes to ideas.  See Defiance for another example.
101  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 02, 2014, 01:14:18 AM
My god, is there ANYTHING better than a Zeke post?  Especially when he's not quite sure what's going on?  I love the internet!  This almost makes up for the US loss against Belgium earlier.
102  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 01:11:09 PM
You're just now figuring out that American politics has issues with bias?  You DO realize this has been the case for every single political system on earth since the invention of the words, "I don't agree!"?

I know you like to come across as someone who's above it all.  Someone who's capable of observing us earthlings with a fair and unbiased view, but let's cut the schtick:  you're just as biased as any of us to a particular world view.  Read the title of this thread, for cryin' out loud.

Now, how about trying to post with an objective bent for a while and drop the inflammatory rhetoric.  Then we can reevaluate your pleas for an unbiased discussion with serious intent.
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 12:38:29 PM
You got that right, ATB.  Good thing we're independents!  We can laugh at everyone no matter what happens!   icon_razz
104  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 11:27:44 AM
Sure.  Let's go with that.
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: SCOTUS Screws Us Again: Welcome to the Police State! on: July 01, 2014, 12:30:45 AM
Rip got his ass handed to him again in R&P over at OO.  He pops up here whenever that happens.  icon_lol
106  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 30, 2014, 04:41:24 PM
Next stop:  4th of July sale!
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Transformers 4: Age of Extinction on: June 30, 2014, 04:30:19 PM
Wait...you thought that was part of the show?  

Listen, I've got a bridge out in San Francisco I've been trying to sell cheap...
108  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 30, 2014, 01:59:01 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 30, 2014, 10:19:52 AM

*taps mike*

*Mike gets a restraining order*
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 29, 2014, 11:17:58 PM
I'm not sure what film you were watching, but Hellboy (and Hellboy 2) had fantastic pacing for an action film.  As did Blade II (the only decent film in the franchise, if you ask me).  

Pacific Rim was slow for me, yes.  But that was only because Guillermo tried too hard to flesh out his 2 dimensional characters.   It wasn't because he couldn't plot out a fight scene.  Quite the contrary. 
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 28, 2014, 01:32:35 AM
I wish he'd make At the Mountains of Madness.
111  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 28, 2014, 01:05:45 AM
 icon_lol  you're "locking thread"?

Ah man, thanks.  That made my day.  

Anyway, I addressed the situation earlier, as did Issie.  I wasn't aware there was further discussion to be had.

But that's neither here nor there since you locked the thread.   icon_lol
112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 11:07:06 PM
Sure, why not.  I'm an independent, so no matter who we're talking about, I'm right! 
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Transformers 4: Age of Extinction on: June 27, 2014, 08:11:19 PM
It can't be as bad as 24.  I love watching that show to catch scenes in which Jack informs everyone that he's going to be able to outrun the drone thanks to the awesome turbo power of the 2014 Nissan Rogue...
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Transformers 4: Age of Extinction on: June 27, 2014, 07:03:22 PM

Quote from: Lee on June 27, 2014, 09:26:13 AM

Side note, $14 for a popcorn and large drink??? I can't believe how expensive it is to go to the movies nowadays.

Expensive???  Try watching a film here in Chicago.  I had to prostitute myself in the alley behind the theater to get money for a medium sprite. 

...and by prostitute I mean threaten to take off my shirt if they didn't pay me. 

Speaking of horrible experiences, I refuse to pay for any movie featuring the Walhberg.  My hatred of that schmuck knows no limit.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pacific Rim 2 Catch All - Because it is coming in 2017! on: June 27, 2014, 06:33:33 PM
Yup.  On a second and third viewing, it just became more and more apparent that the film was...well...a little too slow for a giant robot film.  At least slower than I've come to expect from my boy Guillermo.  I hope he finds his footing for the second one because when he scores, he usually scores big.
116  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 27, 2014, 06:30:08 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 27, 2014, 12:00:42 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 26, 2014, 09:17:20 PM

should we have stayed out of World War II and NOT acted to prevent Germany from overrunning Europe?  

I'm not sure if there is a rolleyes big enough for this question.  

I was just teasing you and didn't really expect a paragraph in reply.   eek

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This should be something that makes you happy, no? Or because it's a Dem in the whitehouse it's okay to warmonger?

And remember, I'm an independent too.  It's the ONLY way to claim you're right no matter what happens.  I thank you for helping me realize that!
117  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 09:17:20 PM

Quote from: ATB on June 26, 2014, 08:50:08 PM

How does helping in syria keep us alive?  

I wasn't being literal.

If I remember correctly, you believe we shouldn't involve ourselves in foreign affairs in any way whatsoever.  So you'll probably not understand the need for trying to keep regions stable in order to protect our interests (as Issie notes above).  But the need is very real nonetheless.

Very simple question that isn't meant to trivialize things, but is intended to find out a baseline where you're concerned:  should we have stayed out of World War II and NOT acted to prevent Germany from overrunning Europe?  
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama seeking 1/2 Billion for Syrian Opposition on: June 26, 2014, 08:43:24 PM
America (and almost every large nation) has provided support via weapons to countries they later end up fighting.  The problem is that sometimes you have to support the lesser evil to combat the much greater one.   We were buddies with Saddam during the Iran-Iraq war.  Then we weren't a few years later.

But not doing so can result in consequences far worse than looking hypocritical.

Diplomacy is a game that often just comes down to staying alive, not winning.
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: World Cup 2014 on: June 26, 2014, 07:14:27 PM
If they play like they did against Germany during the next game, the US doesn't have much of a chance.  They weren't horrible, but the certainly weren't aggressive enough.  It was like they were afraid to cross over to Germany's side of the field.  
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Redskins Lose Trademark on: June 26, 2014, 04:20:38 PM
You know that R will get replaced with a C in a ton of other places outside Cleveland...especially Pittsburgh.
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