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8121  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Adam Baldwin Thread on: September 22, 2008, 06:36:29 PM
Hypothetically speaking, if I were to legally change my name to ADAM BALDWIN, could I talk about myself in this thread?
8122  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 22, 2008, 06:22:27 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 22, 2008, 05:04:16 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 22, 2008, 04:55:06 PM

I was under the impression that you needed someone with the appropriate crafting skill to add talismans to slotted items?

No, I think that is to make them.  Will try the suggestion above in a few minutes.

Edit -  Yes, it worked.  It looks like you don't get that message telling you to shift-right click unless it is in your inventory.  So, looks like you cannot add a talisman to an item unless it is in your inventory.

Cool, thanks!
8123  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminal Cancer on: September 22, 2008, 05:57:27 PM
I'm sorry to read this.  I know well wishing can sometimes seem trivial, but know that we all do wish you well during this rough time.   icon_frown
8124  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 22, 2008, 04:55:06 PM
I was under the impression that you needed someone with the appropriate crafting skill to add talismans to slotted items?
8125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (9/22) on: September 22, 2008, 04:33:50 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on September 22, 2008, 02:39:24 PM

My Little Pony Pinkie Pieís Party for me. Everything else looks like shovelware.

Are you getting the CE?  I pre-ordered it a while ago and have been having loads of fun riding around town on my life-size, wheeled pink pony while wearing my little pony tiara....
8126  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Fall TV Season 2008 is here! on: September 22, 2008, 04:30:27 PM
I love Mel Brooks circa '60s to early '80s.  However, I watch Blazing Saddles and marvel at how funny and edgy it is, then I watch something like Robin Hood: Men in Tights and wonder what the hell happened?   icon_confused

Is it a studio thing?  Did they put restrictions on Brooks based on a misplaced sense of political correctness?  Is it Brooks himself? 
8127  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Adam Baldwin Thread on: September 22, 2008, 04:23:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 22, 2008, 04:19:45 PM

shouldn't this be a Seth Green appreciation thread?  His work on Robot Chicken has been awesome, and he was wonderful as Oz on Buffy.

Seth Green's last name is Green, not Baldwin.  Do the math, Einstein.

 Tongue
8128  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Adam Baldwin Thread on: September 22, 2008, 04:19:15 PM
What are the rules on the inclusion of stories/news on Baldwins that are NOT Adam based?  Would something about Stephen Baldwin be acceptable, or would it result in a perma ban, temporary suspsension or a groin based blow administered with some type of special groin punishment device?
8129  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She looks just like Terry Farrell on: September 22, 2008, 03:58:00 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 22, 2008, 03:54:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 22, 2008, 03:51:40 PM

Quote from: Scraper on September 22, 2008, 03:48:33 PM

2 years ago I was at Disney World and I saw a guy who looked exactly like Adam Baldwin. Exciting I know. 500 posts here I come.

you should start a new thread about it!

If I did it would probably be GTs first thread devoted entirely to Adam Baldwin. Now that would be something. We could talk about Firefly, Chuck and Full Metal Jacket all in one thread.  icon_twisted

Not a day goes by that I don't start to create a new thread on Adam Baldwin, get about halfway through, then decide it may not be received well and just delete it.  One time I actually thought about going out on a limb and including something about the unrelated but similar sounding Baldwin brothers, but I'd been drinking all day and thought I'd better just step away from the keyboard and sober up a bit before doing something like that.  Whew...glad common sense won out THAT time!
8130  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She looks just like Terry Farrell on: September 22, 2008, 03:35:54 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on September 22, 2008, 03:26:24 PM

DS9 ya git.  eek

...i was joking.
8131  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: She looks just like Terry Farrell on: September 22, 2008, 03:11:31 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 21, 2008, 10:16:11 PM

I actually had to look up Terry Farrell to find out who she was.  (and my first reaction was also "Perry Farrell?")

Terry Farrel was one of the stars of the great Back to School.  She was also in some tv series a while ago.  I can't remember which one, but it involved people in costumes.
8132  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka - Here Come the Suns on: September 22, 2008, 03:07:00 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 22, 2008, 02:20:09 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 19, 2008, 03:08:25 PM

Dang it, why couldn't Trojan have stepped up their effort during the bidding war?

do you really want to see Carter suiting up?  saywhat

If Gay porn is your only exposure to human sexuality, I guess that would be the only person naked in such a scenario...

 Tongue
8133  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WAR] GT Wanderers, please post your in-game names on: September 21, 2008, 07:18:57 PM
Gage = hepcat

hepcat = gorgeous piece of mancake
8134  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 19, 2008, 05:55:08 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on September 19, 2008, 05:14:31 PM

That Anna Torv's pretty bland though. I mean in real life she's probably awesome but as Agent Dunham in Fringe? Bland.

I think I mentioned it before, but I can't decide whether she's an ugly cate blanchette or a hot tilda swinson....
8135  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has the economic downturn affected you? on: September 19, 2008, 05:06:42 PM

Quote from: Destructor on September 19, 2008, 04:47:51 PM

People always need drugs, so it hasn't affected me in the slightest as far as my job goes. On the money front though, I'm doing pretty well thankfully. My investments have all gone downhill though.

My initial reading of the first part of that post led me down a very dark road...
8136  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How has the economic downturn affected you? on: September 19, 2008, 04:27:41 PM
My 401k is just tormenting me.  I've ALWAYS put the max amount into it, and to open the maintenance page for my account and see that I'm losing my investments faster than I'm contributing is really depressing.  I know that realistically, it's not analogous to actually losing money, but man is it bringing me down.

Other than that, things are just generally slow at work right now.  We have a couple of prospects in the pipe, but right now I'm just doing busy work (catching up on some internal IT documentation, brushing up on my SQL, etc.).  I work for a small firm so my experience is limited, unfortunately.  If something were to happen to this place, I'd be hard pressed to return to a large company.   I also doubt I'd remain in Chicago.  I'm a small town boy who's just about had his fill of urban life. icon_frown
8137  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 19, 2008, 03:48:41 PM
Whedon is a rarity, however.  The man's talent is so friggin' great that he hits the ground running with anything he does.  Since we can't clone the man and have him write every show on television, we have to hope that other writers develop the same level of writing over time that Whedon just whips out of his sleeve on a minute's notice.   icon_wink

8138  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Eureka - Here Come the Suns on: September 19, 2008, 03:08:25 PM
Quote
It all began way back in October 2007 when the Sci Fi Channel announced to the Eureka staff that 1) we would have an official commercial sponsor this season, one that was kicking in a lot of dough and would therefore 2) require tons of product placement throughout Season Three.  We were also told that 3) ONE EPISODE in Season Three would have to incorporate a storyline in which the actual product HAD to save Eureka somehow, or at the very least, be INDISPENSABLE to Carterís Act 5 solve.


Dang it, why couldn't Trojan have stepped up their effort during the bidding war?
8139  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 18, 2008, 05:52:03 PM
what's the color hierarchy for loot?  I believe purple is the highest, but what's the other possible levels?

8140  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 18, 2008, 05:16:53 PM

Quote from: walTer on September 18, 2008, 04:30:29 PM

Well, I just get the feeling that they are slapping a story together and then -- ok like in the last episode, there was a killer out there- and then he was a killer that was an old cold case, that oh just happened to be related to crazy doctor's work years ago, that just happened to be a case that had a huge emotional effect on the FBI agent (forget her name now), then he was and experiment from a co-worker of crazy dude and low and behold it is part of the Pattern....what?



are you talking about the pilot?  they went to get the doctor because he was involved in similar research years ago.  that wasn't random.

if you're talking about the latest episode, the "Pattern" is the underlying theme. the team was directed to this case by higher ups who are part of this conspiracy.  it remains to be seen how random this was.  you're crying foul before the rules have been explained or even explored.  for someone who loved the x-files, that seems rather strange.   icon_wink
8141  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 18, 2008, 04:16:49 PM

Quote from: walTer on September 18, 2008, 04:13:51 PM

At least if this show were like the X Files it would be good.

Wow, talk about a random-no plot - makes no sense show.  It really is just not a well written show.  Still recording but that cancel button is getting closer to being pushed.

define "random-no plot".  i'm not sold on the show as of yet, but i don't understand what that means.  there was a plot, it fell within the realm of the show's premise and it made sense (albeit in a goofy ass manner at times). 

as for holding it up to a standard using x-files as the measuring stick, i hope we haven't all forgotten the sheer stupidity of the conspiracy plot that chris carter tried desperately to weave into the show even when it became so moronic that it made your head spin.

i'm giving the show some leeway as it finds it footing.  i'm hoping it gets rid of the writing staff it currently has in favor of talent that wasn't culled from that horrible Night Stalker redux.  I'm also hoping they flesh out the mad doctor a bit more and don't end up making him a comic foible.  he needs to have an undertone of menace to him, imho.

8142  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: YouTube Link of the Day on: September 18, 2008, 03:49:21 PM

Quote from: rickfc on September 18, 2008, 03:41:59 PM

Quote from: hepcat on September 18, 2008, 03:39:22 PM

Small Wonder


BEST.SHOW.EVER

while drunkenly watching late night tv in college many, many moons ago, an episode of this show appeared out of nowhere on some obscure channel.  after the credits rolled, we began to write a message to the head writer asking him, "for the love of god, please take your own life.".

...we really should have mailed that.
8143  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: YouTube Link of the Day on: September 18, 2008, 03:39:22 PM

Quote from: JohnathanStrange on September 18, 2008, 02:24:06 PM

Okaaaay...I guess I'm neither drunk nor bored enough yet to find either funny. I'll try again later though.

don't bother, my guess is that you will never find them funny.    icon_wink

not an insult, just a fact that everyone has different tastes in humor. 

however, if that were a clip from Mama's Family or Small Wonder and you were raving about how funny it was, I'd be forced to slap you.

8144  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 18, 2008, 03:29:37 PM

Quote from: Lockdown on September 18, 2008, 12:20:47 PM

Not to completely derail the thread here, but...

How does the tv series Torchwood compare to this show?  I've had two different people mention it to me.

Previously to just now looking it up, I had never even heard of it.  Are Fringe and Torchwood similar? 

I absolutely loathe Torchwood.  The guy who plays Captain Jack is just pure ham.  In small doses on Dr. Who, he's likable.  Given a leading role and he's just cheesy beyond belief.  Everything he does ends in a pose and his constant mugging for the camera just grates on me.

The stories show promise every now and again, but then the writers are forced to shoe horn in sexual content because they want the show to be "edgy".  They also seem to be under a direct mandate to make every single person on the show bisexual...even guest stars.  I'm still waiting for house pets to start copulating on screen with like genders. 

Fringe, at least so far, has been less goofy and (with the exception of jackson) a little better in the acting department.

As for content comparison, Torchwood is the Red Shoe Diaries version of X-Files, while Fringe is the Misfits of Science version of X-Files.
8145  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:59:03 PM

Quote from: msduncan on September 17, 2008, 07:44:15 PM

Interesting --  I registered under what I thought was The Wanderers.   But instead it was The Wanderers - Explorers of All.    No idea what that is all about.

dude, that's a NAMBLA site!!!

( Tongue)
8146  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 07:09:10 PM
I can't invite (i'm a peon) and I won't be on tonight (gaming with a friend) but when i logged in last night after getting my preorder head start, there were quite a few folks running around with the words "The Wanderers" under their character names.  Just send one a tell and they can find someone who can invite you in.
8147  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: YouTube Link of the Day on: September 17, 2008, 06:48:33 PM
Richard and Sal.  Ya gotta love those two...   icon_lol
8148  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Harkonis and company -- where are you? on: September 17, 2008, 06:43:25 PM
Duncan, what took you so damn long   icon_wink

If i'm not mistaken, most of us are on Ostermark on the Order side.  come join the light side....
8149  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune software update 3.0 on: September 17, 2008, 06:35:41 PM
ah, you're talking about playlists only (and albums, artists, etc. found in playlists).  now i get it.

yeah...no...nothin' like that that i can find.
8150  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Venture Brothers....going downhill? on: September 17, 2008, 06:33:47 PM

Quote from: Teggy on September 17, 2008, 05:22:55 PM

well, looking at the episode list, I guess sealab devolved pretty quickly.  The early episodes were pretty coherent, like the one with the kid from the make-a-wish foundation and Debbie interviewing people to father her baby, but then you got in to stuff like the Bizarro episode and the one where the captain is playing golf through the station. That stuff was funny at times but often had me shaking me head.

Brak went bad when they changed the Mom's voice. That was really jarring.

Yeah, i agree.  The first two seasons of Sealab are priceless.  Murph was my hero.  Unfortunately, after the actor who voiced him passed away, they lost their momentum.   icon_cry
8151  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Twilight...vampire flick on: September 17, 2008, 06:29:56 PM

Quote from: Farscry on September 17, 2008, 04:49:11 PM



The fact that the author is a devout Mormon who set out to write wholesome stories promoting good values and vetted by her minister explains a hell of a lot about these books.

Jeebus, why don't they just call the series "Big Love: Transylvania"?
8152  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Zune software update 3.0 on: September 17, 2008, 06:27:16 PM

Quote from: hentzau on September 17, 2008, 06:21:48 PM

Quote from: kadnod on September 17, 2008, 06:17:23 PM

Quote from: hentzau on September 17, 2008, 05:53:33 PM

My question:  Why can't they add a shuffle function to playlists???  Or even to an album?  Or an artist?  WOuld that be so hard to do???


Maybe I'm misunderstanding the question, but isn't that option under "settings:music"?

Ah.  So I have an option to turn on a permanant shuffle mode, and from there the playlists, albums, etc will always shuffle.  Not quite as elegant as having an option at the top of the playlist that said "shuffle" but I can live with it.

I'm confused.   icon_confused  I'm looking at my zune right now and at the top of every section except playlists are the words "Shuffle All".  Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're looking for?
8153  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: September 17, 2008, 05:49:39 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 17, 2008, 05:12:52 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 17, 2008, 04:53:17 PM

Down again. frown

Up again.

 icon_cry


(okay, okay...just kidding)
8154  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fringe Premiere on: September 17, 2008, 03:11:02 PM
Supernatural is still the best horror based show on prime time.  I like Fringe and think it shows promise if they give the crazy doctor more screen time, clear up the conspiracy plot (really, it just seems tacked on at this point) and get some good talent to craft "monster of the week" shows (right now it's like they've hired all the former writers from that abysmal Night Stalker remake); but Supernatural has decent horror stories combined with some genuinely funny moments with actors who I honestly thought I would never like in a million years.  Over the course of the last few seasons, the writers on Supernatural have figured out the proper formula for the show and have it down to a science at this point.  I'm really looking forward to tomorrow night's season premiere.
8155  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 17, 2008, 02:39:07 PM
the books need to be opened, damnit!  i believe an oversight committee consisting of YK, Ritt and Soulbringer should be convened to go over the numbers (leave me out since I can't count to 11 without dropping my pants)! 
 
8156  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan producer/game director quits Funcom on: September 17, 2008, 02:13:37 PM
It was fun for a month, but ultimately it became just the same old song and dance for me.  To be clear, ALL mmorpg's lose my interest after a period ranging from a month to 6 months.  The ones that have kept me longest (EQ2, DAoC, City of Heroes/Villains, LOTRO and WoW) do so primarily because of content (especially when it comes to starting up new alts) or because of neat loot that I can use to really make a difference in my character (WoW is especially good at this...and the new Warhammer appears to be following that paradigm so far...although whether that lasts remains to be seen).  AoC has one starting zone for all characters and the drops weren't terribly impressive to me.  The much ballyhooed interactive combat was really just a gimmick, imho.  I didn't really see any substantial strategy involved in the combat, to be honest.

In the end, it was a very pretty game with some nice mechanics, but nothing to really push it ahead of the pack.

8157  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Warhammer Online headed to Open Beta on 9/7 on: September 17, 2008, 01:58:47 PM
I feel we should investigate corruption in the guild.  this "guild tax" seems a lot like union dues.  i fear we have a jimmy hoffa at the top tier....    icon_twisted
8158  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 17, 2008, 12:09:12 PM
i was joking.  i went with "Gage" for my witch hunter on ostermark.
8159  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 16, 2008, 07:51:21 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on September 16, 2008, 07:42:26 PM



Basically RP servers act as a somewhat effective filter for screening out 10-year old WoW-kiddiez who like to name their characters SirFartsALot.





<shakes head as he scratches something off his notepad>

how about "BeefHammer"?  that's kind'a warhammer-ish, isn't it?
8160  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [Warhammer] a few questions for the vets on: September 16, 2008, 06:38:25 PM
Thanks Sky, that makes me feel a bit more comfortable...although I also feel Reemul brought a more appealing idea to the table in that I've always wanted to ask guys pretending to be chicks in an mmorpg to "look upon my sword".





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(joking...good god...joking)
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