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81  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 08:59:17 PM
82  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 08:37:47 PM
83  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 07:26:30 PM
The juxtaposition of Eugene and Nicholas was heavy handed in this episode, but still great.  Eugene thinks he's a coward and isn't afraid to vocalize it, while Nicholas pretended to be braver than he really was.  When it came time to prove their claims, both men failed spectacularly.  In the case of Eugene, it showed everyone that he's a much better man than he lets on, while Nicholas...well...you know.

p.s. "I gotta send a fax to Cleveland" will forever be a part of my vocabulary.
84  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 07:16:07 PM
Listen, I think we ALL agree that I'm the sexiest forum goer around.  If simply agreeing with that sentiment causes OO to go down, I highly doubt it would work at all.
85  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 05:48:20 PM
Really?  I've only seen it a few times in the last year.  Certainly not what I'd even remotely call "a lot".
86  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: March 17, 2015, 03:39:48 PM

Quote from: Zaxxon on March 17, 2015, 03:01:50 PM

The overlords have been notified.  FishPants is on vacation, however, so I do not yet have an expected resolution time.  Unless someone wants to go retrieve him.

Poor fishpants.  As a fellow IT minion, I can attest that the moment you go on vacation, something will break.  It's like clockwork.
87  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 17, 2015, 12:48:58 PM

Quote from: rittchard on March 16, 2015, 06:23:14 PM

Yeah I'm also not sure what's going on with the priest story arc.  I totally don't remember what happened with him in the comic, but I never had the impression he went bonkers like this.

I think you need to reread the comics then.   icon_wink

Noah's death hit me harder than I expected.  The actor who played him has been a favorite of mine since his days on Everybody Hates Chris.  He made Noah his own and it was heartbreaking to see him go out like that after such a poignant scene at the beginning of the episode.   icon_cry
88  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [PC] Age of Wonders 3 on: March 13, 2015, 02:50:05 AM
Probably the only thing that will be able to tear me away from Project Eternity.
89  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 12, 2015, 02:05:21 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 10, 2015, 08:37:22 PM

Sure if you and your buddy want to send dick pictures to each other for hours, the battery is not going to last...

That isn't a matter of want, it's a matter of need.
90  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Apple] It's about time... on: March 10, 2015, 05:46:39 PM
The difference between the public reaction to the iPad versus the iWatch is that there was at least SOME recognition of what the iPad was good for.  

p.s. don't expect the iWatch to replace your phone unless you want to recharge it every 3 hours.
91  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Image search on the word 'symptom'. You WON'T believe the Results! (NSFW?) on: March 04, 2015, 09:09:39 PM
Obama? Why?  Does he look sick to you?  If so, do you think he's shitting on a stone dais sick, or just sick sick?
92  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Image search on the word 'symptom'. You WON'T believe the Results! (NSFW?) on: March 04, 2015, 04:51:03 PM
Did I already mention I miss Ceekay?
93  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Image search on the word 'symptom'. You WON'T believe the Results! (NSFW?) on: March 04, 2015, 04:13:21 PM
 icon_lol  I didn't catch that until you pointed it out.
94  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Image search on the word 'symptom'. You WON'T believe the Results! (NSFW?) on: March 04, 2015, 02:33:59 PM
I've progressed past wondering WHO you are, and I'm now more curious as to WHAT you are.

...I miss Ceekay.   icon_cry
95  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [NBC] Community on: March 04, 2015, 02:07:37 PM
Oh, excellent!  Thanks for the heads up Engine!
96  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 03, 2015, 12:46:13 AM
Okay, just got around to watching it and Carol stole that episode.  Her interview was fantastic.  She deliberately played weak so they would underestimate her.  I don't believe she's cracked at all.  She knows exactly what she's doing.  I swear, she's rapidly coming up on Daryl when it comes to favorite character.
97  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 10:11:35 PM
Nah.  You've just been exposed to poorly written movies and television for so long that its just natural for you to see those things as examples of good writing.  You'll grow out of it eventually...I hope.   Tongue
98  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 09:49:52 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 08:43:44 PM

Quote from: hepcat on March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?

As you know I don't mean it that way, but the flaws in writing, directing, etc, that pulls you out of the show. Obviously it happens with me a lot more than you guys with this show. icon_wink

Some flaws and missteps exist, sure.  But many of the things that you feel are wrong are simply due to the fact that your version of the way things should go often doesn't mesh with how things happen in real life.  You look for James Bond and when you get Joe Blow, you mistakenly believe it's an example of bad writing.
99  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 02, 2015, 08:09:15 PM

Quote from: Lee on March 02, 2015, 06:54:37 PM

As for the supports? This show has never been about realism.

Was it the zombies that gave it away?  It was the zombies, wasn't it?
100  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: March 01, 2015, 01:38:45 PM
My brother deals with it in his own way  He bought a camp in West Virginia that was a gay resort and has been building it up over the years.  Now they have their own world where they don't even have to deal with small minded idiots like that.  

Of course, he wasn't too bothered by them before considering he's 6'2" and his partner of the last 15 years is an ex-marine who's 2 inches taller than him.   icon_wink
101  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 28, 2015, 05:17:12 PM
Just the morons who probably couldn't figure out how to work the remote anyway.
102  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 25, 2015, 12:20:16 AM
The comic had many of the things you've complained about in regards to the show.  I suspect you'd accuse it of being horribly written as well.  Although you'd most likely buy every issue, if your past behavior is any indication.   icon_razz
103  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 24, 2015, 08:43:21 PM
For someone who constantly refers to the show as horribly written, you sure seem to never miss an episode.   icon_wink

p.s. They didn't show the car stopping because of a dead battery.  They showed the car already stopped, then mentioned the dead battery.  It's entirely possible they stopped to stretch their legs and then weren't able to start the RV because of the battery. 

But honestly, if you're finding something like that to be that much of a distraction, I have to wonder how you can ever enjoy 90 percent of what's on tv (or in theaters).
104  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 19, 2015, 02:56:07 PM
I think the first person you mention was already shown at the beginning of the season, just not identified.
105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Walking Dead Season 5 on: February 18, 2015, 07:16:39 PM
Does this mean we're getting

Spoiler for Hiden:
a Jesus?
106  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 14, 2015, 12:33:33 PM
Which head?

Okay, okay, I'll stop now.
107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 14, 2015, 02:51:18 AM
Penises in and zippers up, boys.   icon_lol
108  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 09:11:56 PM
I...uh...wish I could say I realized that when I wrote it.  tear

<queue the Bill Bixby Hulk end credit theme as I walk out the door>
109  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 08:37:01 PM
It just became goofy when he suddenly hit the 18 foot tall level at one point.  I really, really hated that.  And the Hulk dogs looked like Glen Quagmire on all fours.

I want to like Ang's version because, like you said, he was playing up the character of Bruce Banner first and foremost, but good lord did he screw the pooch on everything else.  
110  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Marvel Phase 3 Updates on: February 12, 2015, 06:50:01 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 11, 2015, 08:45:51 PM


As to Ang Lee's movie, I didn't buy into the hate and though the cinematic presentation was different, I felt it delivered until his dad turned into a cloud. Then? Then it was stupid. Comparing the doctors, I felt Bana's cold delivery was better insofar as Banner had emotional issues and was played very well.

That was kind of my take, although I wasn't a big fan of Ang's attempt to tie Hulk's physical size to his rage level.  And the Hulk dogs. 

You know what?  Never mind.  I think I just remembered I hate it now.
111  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Man From UNCLE from Guy Ritchie on: February 12, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
I watched the original when it was rebroadcast years later on a local cable channel.  I quickly became a Man from U.N.C.L.E. junkie as a teenager.  Hell, I even sought out and read the novelizations that were released.  David McCallum's Illya Kuryakin was the man. Napoleon Solo only less so. 

I really hope Richie plays up the silliness and fun of the original series.  And I hope they don't hand TOO many emotions to Illya.  It was always fun seeing him struggle with the "heart on the sleeve" approach to life exhibited by Americans on the show.
112  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 11, 2015, 06:58:23 PM
They manage it and shuffle it around as they see fit, I believe.  They do include a bunch of info, but I don't recall ever seeing anything that amounted to a "heads up" blurb about investing.   As I said, if you're looking for any kind of hands on control of your investments, Betterment is not for you.  But if you want to ease into the world of stocks and bonds and let someone else drive while you watch the road, it's a great service so far.
113  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Taco loving artist sneaks photos into Grammy museum on: February 11, 2015, 04:33:34 PM
I love it.

He snuck a bunch of doctored photos into the Grammy museum and no one noticed them for a month or so. 





Not sure if this little blurb from an article is true, but it made me laugh all the same:

Quote
Grammy officials were confused by who could have smuggled the pictures into the building. It was noticed by a museum-goer who asked a security guard who Paz was.

He replied: I think hes in One Direction.
114  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: February 11, 2015, 04:19:48 PM
Wait, when did Frank Sinatra play Doctor Who? 

My god, I would loved to have seen that!
115  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TurboTax or an Accountant? on: February 10, 2015, 08:23:59 PM
Love it.  But it's for those who just want to toss money into the world of stocks and bonds without actually learning much about it.  That's not to say you can't, they include a ton of info, but they do manage it all for you.  They go with Vanguard so I'm pretty comfortable with their choices.
116  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Jupiter Ascending on: February 10, 2015, 08:12:04 PM

Quote from: Turtle on February 10, 2015, 01:36:47 AM

And then there's that whole, stealing a writer's manuscript for the original Matrix, then running it into the ground.

I'm pretty sure that's not true. 
117  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. 
118  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).
119  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.
120  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...
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