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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 09, 2015, 05:35:38 PM
I just finished up my taxes this weekend after betterment.com released my dividend statements.  I used Turbotax like I always have.  I've never had any problems and my taxes take all of 30 minutes to finish. 
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [teaser trailer] Fantastic 4 on: January 28, 2015, 02:20:26 PM
Their depiction of Galactus may have been a travesty, but I thought they gave us a pretty decent Silver Surfer.  But yeah, storm cloud Galactus ensured that the film made it onto my list of most hated superhero films.

And I think Loki works so well in the movies is mostly because Hiddleston is just a fantastic actor who gave it his all.  If they get a great actor and they avoid "modernizing" the character and doing things like adding constant references to social media (God, I hate it when they do crap like that in an attempt to connect with youth), I can see it working.

But I have no faith that Sony can pull this off.  They've already shown that they have no interest in creating good stories to support their superhero films.  At least not since Spiderman 2 (the Raimi years, not that god awful reboot crap).
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Relationship Help on: January 05, 2015, 06:15:15 PM

Quote from: dobberhd on January 02, 2015, 04:17:23 PM


Love and like are two different things.  You can absolutely love someone without liking them.  Love is an action. 

I would argue that you're describing the physical act and not the kind of love that should result in a marriage in the first place.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Going "Full" 4K! on: December 29, 2014, 07:35:54 PM
Which would explain the numerous Skype invitations you've been sending him...
85  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSN and Live down on: December 27, 2014, 01:46:30 PM
Just got a PS4 for Christmas and of course, I can't log in to play anything.  It's new, so unless I want to create a new profile to play, I have to wait for PSN to stabilize.

I don't know what these script kiddies are trying to prove, but we really do need to create stricter laws and harsher punishments for this kind of action. 
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Netflix Instant Watch recommendation thread on: December 19, 2014, 08:06:10 PM
I also really enjoyed it.  I binge watched it over the space of 4 days.  It fills the hole that was created by Spartacus ending.  And it's not nearly as ridiculously stupid as Da Vinci's Demons.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 19, 2014, 03:11:28 PM
Are you kidding me?  Alec may be a giant dick most of the time, but he does have the balls to call out someone like a Kardashian for whoring herself and her family for stardom.  I'd savor that interview like a fine wine.

...if I liked wine, which I don't. So let's go with a Shiner Bock.
88  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: December 19, 2014, 03:08:59 PM
On this, we agree.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Interview on: December 18, 2014, 09:49:37 PM
And how
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 09:48:29 PM
While that might be good for news and information shows, that would utterly defeat the purpose of any comedy podcast. 
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Podcasts on: December 18, 2014, 03:30:11 AM
Tomorrow's the season 1 finale for Serial.  I'm going to find the wait for season 2 difficult.
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Terminator: Genesis + a TV series? on: December 17, 2014, 07:40:55 PM

Quote from: Teggy on December 17, 2014, 12:13:42 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 16, 2014, 11:48:52 PM

I purposely avoid reading/watching spoilers about a movie in order to walk in thinking "I wonder what this is about."  If I see enough of a trailer to know I want to see something, I usually avoid all future trailers, don't rewatch the one I saw, and definitely don't go frame by frame looking for hidden details in the trailer.  The best situation is when someone recommends a movie or book to me without telling me anything about it.  I got to watch Primer that way and it made a big difference in my enjoyment.  For books, I recently got to read The Girl With All the Gifts without knowing a thing about the premise.

Hey Wonderpug, I've got a good movie for you. It's called Audition and it's about a guy trying to find a girlfriend.

As a follow up, there's a light hearted, buddy film about a group of college kids traveling through Europe learning about love, life and romance you might like.  It's sort of a cross between the films European Vacation and Road Trip.

It's called Hostel.  Check it out.
93  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:32:56 PM
Ah, I know who you are now.   icon_wink
94  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 07:05:17 PM
Colbert, is that you?
95  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 15, 2014, 06:26:57 PM
Pound for pound, Clinton is the funniest president.  Ford was a master of physical slapstick, Kennedy was a great straight man, Teddy R. was a fantastic mime and Warren G. Harding was so deadpan that years later Jack Benny would cite him as his primary inspiration.  But Clinton?  Clinton made magic with a cigar and a smile.
96  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 14, 2014, 01:35:37 PM
I suspect your contempt was a foregone conclusion long before he appeared on either of those shows.  Familiarity has nothing to do with it.   icon_wink

Me?  I like a president who can poke fun at himself.  I want the finger hovering over the doomsday button to be attached to someone who's in a good mood most of the time.
97  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 09:42:53 PM

Quote from: Lee on December 11, 2014, 08:56:10 PM

Quote from: hepcat on December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM

But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  

Yeah, I think they are, they don't do a great job of providing the other side of any argument. They just point out stupidity in the government, press, etc.


I guess I misunderstood you then as I thought you were saying they were horribly biased against the right (you compared them to Fox in that regard...and Fox is unquestionably and proudly rightist).  

They ridicule both the left AND the right.  That's my point.  

98  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
But certainly not "horribly biased" as you earlier asserted.  
99  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 11, 2014, 02:31:27 PM
The Daily Show has often attacked leftistsubjects in its pieces.  I really do believe they're more fair and balanced than...well...you know.
100  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 07:51:12 PM
Enhanced Waste Disposal is better.
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: December 10, 2014, 07:50:08 PM
That makes me all the more inclined to see this opening weekend, to be honest.  I'd love to support that kind of thing.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Mad Max Returns in Fury Road on: December 10, 2014, 07:38:25 PM
It bears repeating:  no master/blaster, no ticket!
103  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 10, 2014, 03:11:59 AM
It's weird, but I sometimes think the RCAP is becoming sentient after it replies in an almost human way.  But then I realize that's impossible.

p.s. "Enhanced Interrogation" is now one of my favorite ridiculous euphemisms.  I'm thinking of adding it to my daily lexicon.  When I see a kid beat up another kid for his lunch money, it's not bullying...it's "Enhanced Financial Acquisition".  A man kicking his dog is no longer animal cruelty...it's "Enhanced Behavioral Reinforcement".  And when I eat too many potato chips in one sitting, it's not overeating...it's "Enhanced Caloric Intake".
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 09, 2014, 06:08:57 PM
Even the mention of his name brings me joy.  

Why isn't Hollywood making a film about HIM?  Give the people what they want, damn it!
105  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Obama on the Colbert Report on: December 09, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
The Rip Conservative Auto Post app is still working, I see.  The RCAP has been a reliable piece of software since it was created by a special branch of Fox News all those years ago.  I just Microsoft could duplicate its reliability.   icon_cry

Quote from: forgeforsaken on December 09, 2014, 03:47:46 PM

Sadly it's as close as news as most TV stations get to news.

True.  At least they try to be fair to all sides.
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cards Against Humanity holiday thing on: December 08, 2014, 08:55:27 PM
Got mine today in three separate envelopes.  Fun stuff.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 08, 2014, 08:53:24 PM
Screw SPECTRE, bring back Le Chiffre.  Any movie can only be improved by the presence of the great Mads Mikkelsen.
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 08, 2014, 05:30:06 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 06, 2014, 02:59:25 PM

But they feel strange.  Should I see a doctor?

Here ya go.  The only doctor one should see in cases where magic is a factor.

109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 05, 2014, 09:00:18 PM
The feelings you're having are perfectly normal for a boy your age.  No need to feel ashamed.
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: James Bond #24: SPECTRE on: December 05, 2014, 05:48:11 PM
Why not use KAOS?  That's an organization that needs to be brought back!
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Doctor Strange on: December 05, 2014, 03:50:59 PM
Only for those who hate joy.
112  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 04, 2014, 03:53:33 PM
Since we're already way off topic:

Good Lord, no wonder women are upset at Gamersgate misogyny.  Look at our history.
113  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 04, 2014, 12:39:43 PM
 icon_lol
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 07:00:14 PM

Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2014, 06:33:15 PM

Which still means it was great performance.

That's better.

I read an article on the number of little things that Ledger added to the role that made a second viewing of his performance all the more remarkable.  From covering his hands in little smudges of makeup to give the impression that The Joker was applying his own makeup, to the ad libbed slow clap in the jail that became an iconic scene for the film, to never directly looking at anyone he kills, he did a fantastic job and it was without a doubt a career defining moment.  It's too bad he wasn't able to build on that afterwards. I honestly think he would've gone on to even better things.

Quote from: Turtle on December 03, 2014, 06:33:15 PM

Which still doesn't mean another actor can't come along and best that, or just do every bit as good with his own take.

I was never addressing your use of absolutes in this discussion.
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 06:23:31 PM
Many movie critics would disagree strongly that that was the biggest reason for the almost universal praise he received for that role.  

And I would agree with them.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie] Suicide Squad on: December 03, 2014, 04:22:04 PM
I consider Nolan's Batman films to be fantastic attempts to bring a dramatic gravity to the genre that hadn't been seen to that extent before.  They were experiments, in my opinion.  Not truly comic book films.  As such, I don't have much trouble with setting them aside in light of Warner's renewed attempt to create a DC universe. 

I do wish they'd just pick up the goddamn phone and call Bruce Timm though.  He's one of the few people working in their studio who even has a clue on how to go about mimicing Marvel's successes.
117  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: December 03, 2014, 03:52:43 PM
Sorry...catholic priest.
118  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 03, 2014, 02:30:54 PM
When did Denmark start trying to make their domestic abuse epidemic into a joke?
119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Star Wars Episode VII Director Revealed on: December 02, 2014, 07:11:38 PM
Hmmm...I must have missed it when I was reviewing posts made after the official release of the trailer.  My mistake.  Sorry for the repeat post.
120  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Liberal Fascism in Houston on: December 02, 2014, 06:01:53 PM
His work was finished here.  So like a politically motivated Santa Claus, he placed his finger to the side of his nose and up the chimney he went.  Other forums need to be visited before he can rest, my friend.
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