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8361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 25, 2008, 11:54:11 PM
sheesh, the guy can't catch a break, can he?  next we'll be blaming him for the hindenburg accident...

...wait...just where WERE you on May 6th, 1937?
8362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2009 Honda Fit and Other Cool Stuff from Honda on: July 25, 2008, 11:50:16 PM
cripes, the sound from that site when i opened the link made me jump 30 feet out of my chair!   icon_eek
8363  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 25, 2008, 06:58:30 PM
let me just add that i was not making fun of you, armyofone!  pete's post just brought back traumatic childhood memories that i figured i'd drag you all into...   icon_wink
8364  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: Medieval II: Total War - disk 1? on: July 25, 2008, 06:06:01 PM
Check out your nearest Target.  They had this on their clearance shelves for a while for under 20 bucks (i think it was more like 10 bucks at one point) and it was the gold edition with the expansion.  If I see a copy, I'll let you know in case you want it.

Also, your personal note mentions the Samsung 4266W.  that's the same damn tv i have.  good and cheap.   icon_biggrin
8365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 25, 2008, 05:56:48 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 25, 2008, 05:48:42 PM

Quote from: ArmyOfOne on July 25, 2008, 03:30:59 PM

She just peters out and dies.

I've always hated this phrase. 


growing up, i had a relative who, when asked the time, would always answer with, "Half past a monkey's ass, quarter to his balls.".  I like to believe he was eventually killed by a coalition of neighbors, relatives and strangers walking by during the assault.
8366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 25, 2008, 03:37:53 PM
what's not to get?

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/topic,28214.0.html

8367  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 25, 2008, 01:55:51 PM
On the subject of Zeus, all I can say is "D'OH".  I know the name "Tiny" Lister, but wasn't aware of the Zeus pseudonym.  I stand humbled and beaten, a hollow shell of a man. 
8368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [movie] X Files: I want to believe...I just don't want to see your movie on: July 25, 2008, 01:49:12 PM
Ouch, 29% at Rottentomatoes .  I'm an X-Files fan from way back.  However, I've always believed that Chris Carter had a good idea, but was just an awful, awful writer.  The only moments from the series that really shine for me are the self-contained monster episodes that he DIDN'T write.  When I saw that he was going to be one of the writers for the new movie, I kind of suspected it was going to be bad.  Then I started seeing some posts on various boards stating that it was really just a mess of a film.

I do believe this is the last we'll see of Scully and Mulder, unfortunately.   icon_cry

edit:  hmmm...Ebert gives it 3 /12 stars  icon_eek  He seems to like it, so maybe there's hope after all?  Who's gonna take the plunge, see it, and then post their impressions for the sake of those on the fence?  Come on, we need a canary for this coal mine!   icon_biggrin
8369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will F.E.A.R. make me poop my pants? on: July 25, 2008, 03:00:27 AM

Quote from: Ridah on July 24, 2008, 10:40:35 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 24, 2008, 05:56:58 PM

ditto for the level design complaints.  it really does become "same old, same old" after a few hours in the area of exploration.  the gameplay is fun though, and the story starts off strong only to limp to the finish line towards the end of the game.  hopefully the sequel fleshes it out and makes it more interesting.

You can put 75 hours into Oblivion (+40 for the PC version) but you complain about "same old" in a 10 hour FPS? slywink Tongue

In my 75 hours into Oblivion (+40 for the PC version) I don't recall being forced to spend 50 percent of it in a garage and the other 50 percent in office cubicles.  In Oblivion, if I didn't like the scenery, I could turn left, right, go forward or go backwards and I'd soon find something different.  In FEAR, I could go foward or I could go...well...forward.   icon_razz
8370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 24, 2008, 06:25:09 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on July 24, 2008, 06:06:14 PM

Regarding the ferry scene; did you guys think that even though he said the other ferry would explode when the switch was pulled, it would actually blow up their own ship?  That's what I figured was going to happen.  The ol' Joker switch-a-roo.

Side note:  It was interesting to see Zeus back in action slywink

okay, my dumb question of the day:  what/who was zeus?
8371  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 - E3 08 Impressions on: July 24, 2008, 06:02:37 PM

Quote from: Ridah on July 24, 2008, 12:46:45 AM

I have to ask: How do some of you log so much time into Oblivion? I understand that, technically, there is a wealth of content which would take hundreds of hours to go through. However, I noticed when playing that many of the quests and the locations they took place in were nearly carbon copies of eachother with minor differences. I love exploring in games, but the point of exploring is to discover new things, whereas in Oblivion it felt like I was just discovering more of the same things. What keeps you going through this repetition of similar content?

i kind of agree with you on the issue of "sameness" in the game when it comes to dungeons and such, but the number of really good quests with great stories made that shortcoming less an issue for me.  Plus, i've had the game for years now (bought the CE the day it came out  icon_wink), so i've had time to take a break from it, return to it, rinse, repeat.  i honestly don't see myself every trading this one in. 

and when i noted the 75 hours i put into it, i forgot to add the 40 or so hours i've put into the PC version I picked up after I found it on sale at a Target a while back.  needed to play the game with mods, you see.  icon_smile 
8372  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will F.E.A.R. make me poop my pants? on: July 24, 2008, 05:56:58 PM
ditto for the level design complaints.  it really does become "same old, same old" after a few hours in the area of exploration.  the gameplay is fun though, and the story starts off strong only to limp to the finish line towards the end of the game.  hopefully the sequel fleshes it out and makes it more interesting.
8373  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 24, 2008, 04:26:31 PM
The thing about being an agent of chaos, you see, is that you can TELL someone you hate plans and that you don't scheme, but you COULD be lying.   icon_wink
8374  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight sequel to be directed by Uwe Boll! on: July 23, 2008, 10:15:15 PM
oddly enough, that slack jawed expression on holmes' face in that picture is actually her "serious actin' face".  she uses it for fear, hatred, joy, anger and constipation. 
8375  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox originals on 360 on: July 23, 2008, 10:10:45 PM
The only problem is that the last news article I found on riddick coming to the 360 is from last fall and it simply said, "moved to 2008".   icon_confused
8376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight sequel to be directed by Uwe Boll! on: July 23, 2008, 10:06:22 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 23, 2008, 09:03:27 PM

Quote from: JSL on July 23, 2008, 08:57:30 PM

Luckily, I don't think they're that stupid.

No, not when Nolan and Bale are willing to make the movies.  Once that goes, they'll probably get some hack to make the sequels.  Joel Schumaker FTW!


THAT'S what i was missing during the dark knight:  nipples!
8377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 23, 2008, 10:03:34 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 23, 2008, 09:09:06 PM

Quote from: ATB on July 23, 2008, 09:07:35 PM

Great joke. Don't let the humor impaired get you down Kratz. 

lol  I love that movie.  Hilarious scene.

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/board,29.0.html

 icon_lol

http://www.gamingtrend.com/forums/index.php/board,11.0.html

okay, now it's getting funny
8378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 - E3 08 Impressions on: July 23, 2008, 08:36:43 PM
I have logged about 75 hours in Oblivion.  I shudder to think of the hours I'll put into THIS game.   icon_eek
8379  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox originals on 360 on: July 23, 2008, 06:29:27 PM
well, i'm sold.  i'll pick up chaos theory and double agent tonight on my way home.  they're having a sale at GS for b2g1 on all xbox games, so i guess i need to find a third BC game to play. 

i really wish they'd put riddick on the bc list, though.  i've been wanting to play it for a long time.
8380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox originals on 360 on: July 23, 2008, 06:04:31 PM
really?  i didn't know that.  i'll have to check it out now. 
8381  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox originals on 360 on: July 23, 2008, 05:56:59 PM

Quote from: kronovan on July 23, 2008, 04:49:16 PM

Add Splinter Cell Double Agent to my list of BC games I've played without problems. To be fair I have only completed the 1st 2 levels, but so far not a single issue. And man does it look nice for an Xbox game! If it wasn't for the occasional slightly more noticeable aliasing I'd swear it was a 360 game. I wish I still had my Xbox so I could draw a comparison, but I'm guessing it wouldn't look quite as good on the original. It also helps that it's panning out to be a heckuva good SC game.  slywink

do you mean "Chaos Theory"?  Double Agent is actually available as a 360 game. 
8382  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will F.E.A.R. make me poop my pants? on: July 23, 2008, 05:55:38 PM
hands down, best subject line of the month.   icon_lol
8383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Transforsmers: Revenge of the Fallen on: July 23, 2008, 05:12:52 PM
I don't know what it is about him, but Shia LaBeouf just grates on my nerves. 
8384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight sequel to be directed by Uwe Boll! on: July 23, 2008, 05:11:35 PM
They should TOTALLY get Tara Reid to play Rachel Dawes' sister, Boom Boom Dawes.  She could constantly mispronounce "Gotham" as "Gotum" and give the show some much needed comic relief!
8385  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 23, 2008, 01:45:56 PM
I would just like to point out that yesterday's outburst from me was exactly the reason why I shouldn't post when I'm having a bad day at work.  Sheesh, I was cranky.   icon_eek

8386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBox originals on 360 on: July 22, 2008, 09:35:32 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on July 22, 2008, 05:24:10 PM

BC games I've played:


GTA: Vice City- poor framerate but it might have been like that on regular Xbox version


did you have trouble with the radio stations having a volume so low that you could hardly hear them?
8387  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [DVD] Comedy Central's TV Funhouse on: July 22, 2008, 08:54:01 PM
I'm hoping it includes "Steadman".  It was a really insulting cartoon about Oprah's real life boyfriend, Steadman.  In it, he was a superhero whose superpower was the ability to avoid having sex with Oprah...yet have access to all her money.  Everytime she would get "in the mood" he'd tell her he had to fly to some far off country to fight his arch nemesis.  at the end, it was revealed that James Brolin was pulling the same stunt with Barbara Streisand.   icon_lol
8388  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 07:38:34 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 22, 2008, 07:35:31 PM

I still dont get it but Im slow.
 
 
incense = incensed with a self referential link back to this board.  i initially thought he was just angry at someone for posting what he thought was an inappropriate question for this board (not an uncommon occurrence on forums, unfortunately).  when i realized he was joking, i backed off my "incense(d) post" and then started just tweakin' his nipples over it.   icon_wink

Quote
ANyways ya I can google it and find tons of places. What I was asking though is is there a place someone has actually used themselves and found reliable for ordering from smile

Living in Chicago near Devon Avenue (the largest population of Indian/Pakistani for 3 states) I can't escape the stuff.  Do you have a large Indian population nearby that might have some specialty stores with incense?  

p.s. i'm a huge fan of sandalwood, myself.   icon_wink

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This is another one of those Tottenham Hotspurs jokes, isn't it?  I'm not letting another one go over my head.

notice i didn't capitalize when required?  that's a sure sign that i'm poking fun at the book "Chicken Soup for the Soul".
8389  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 07:26:29 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 22, 2008, 07:23:02 PM

Let me lay it out for you:

Kratz made unfunny joke.
People respond in a manner that makes it funny.
Gellar laughs at those people, which suddenly makes the joke funny.

I know this is complex, but try to keep up.

gellar

my initial response was "sadly, it's more damning for those who claim to find it funny."  if you didn't find it funny, you should have assumed you weren't part of the "you" group I then mentioned.

read for content, my friend, read for content.
8390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 07:21:35 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 22, 2008, 07:20:15 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 22, 2008, 07:19:11 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 22, 2008, 07:16:45 PM

Wow, Kratz just did something amazing.  He made a joke in a thread and people who didn't get the joke ACTUALLY MADE THE JOKE MORE TRUE.

Bravo.

gellar

sadly, it's more damning for those who claim to find it funny.  I would imagine Mama's Family made some of you hysterical with laughter at one point.

It's damning of you to think that I found it funny.  But most things you post are pretty damning of you, so it seems.

gellar

my god!  the "I know you are but what am I" defense! 

well played, Moriarty, well played...
8391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 07:19:11 PM

Quote from: gellar on July 22, 2008, 07:16:45 PM

Wow, Kratz just did something amazing.  He made a joke in a thread and people who didn't get the joke ACTUALLY MADE THE JOKE MORE TRUE.

Bravo.

gellar

sadly, it's more damning for those who claim to find it funny.  I would imagine Mama's Family made some of you hysterical with laughter at one point.
8392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 07:01:44 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on July 22, 2008, 03:51:17 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 03:44:01 PM

Totally, 100% a joke that people are reliably incensed here.

I thought you were going for a joke mocking another thread where someone got hopping mad because someone asked a question on the forum instead of just doing a Google search.  And that you were trying to do some kind of confusing double entendre thing by referring him to the GT forums instead of Google, reaching some kind of irony because that was where he did ask his question.

Once i realized it was supposed to be a joke, I naturally assumed it was a jab at the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in England.  But then I realized that his use of lowercase in the word "fucking" contradicted that assumpion and that that couldn't be it.  I then guessed that he was lampooning British rule in India from the years 1776 to 1947, but upon a second reading I realized that he'd used an incomplete sentence to start the post, so that ruined that explanation.  Eventually I just realized that he was making the leap that the word "incense" could include a "d" at the end, thereby changing the meaning to a very different one than the original poster intended.

At that point, the tequila started to wear off though, and I lost interest and stumbled off after a housefly.
8393  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [DVD] Comedy Central's TV Funhouse on: July 22, 2008, 05:17:26 PM
Just picked up the box set of Comedy Central's TV Funhouse that was released today.  it's from the guy who does the cartoons on SNL as well as the man behind Triumph the Insult Dog, Robert Smigel. 

On the surface, it was a "kid's show" that featured some of the funniest damn cartoon characters I've ever seen on television.  My favorite was always "Wonderman" .  A Superhero who spent all his time trying to get his alter ego laid.

check it out if you haven't seen it.  funny, funny stuff.
8394  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 03:42:40 PM
if it was a joke and no harm was meant, then i retract my earlier rebuttal.  i just mistook it for a rather rude reply to someone asking a question that the poster thought was inappropriate for this board.
8395  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 03:35:32 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on July 22, 2008, 03:31:50 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 22, 2008, 03:03:28 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 02:56:38 PM

How about if no one is around who can get it?

comedy rule #1:  If you're the only person who gets a joke, it's not really a joke.

I got it... eventually. Does that help?

not really
8396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 03:21:18 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 03:11:45 PM

Maybe everyone who wants to give incense advice but CeeKay is just slow.

my head hurts, I'm going to lie down now.
8397  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 03:03:28 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 02:56:38 PM

How about if no one is around who can get it?

comedy rule #1:  If you're the only person who gets a joke, it's not really a joke.
8398  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 02:53:53 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 02:50:19 PM

Jokes, people... jokes.

if a joke happens in a forest and no one's around to hear it, is it still funny?

 icon_razz
8399  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Reliable incense online? on: July 22, 2008, 02:47:04 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 22, 2008, 02:18:56 PM

Quote from: kratz on July 22, 2008, 02:02:01 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on July 21, 2008, 11:21:17 PM

I dont understand your reply to my post.

Try to keep up.

Lost me, too. The forums stink?

it's hard to keep up when you don't know what car the person is driving, what state they're driving in and what day they'll be doing the driving.

seriously, that reply just made the poster look really, really bad.
8400  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 08:21:05 PM

Quote from: Covenant on July 21, 2008, 08:16:35 PM

Don't forget that Joker also promised Batman he would make him break his one rule before everything was over (his one rule is that he will not kill).  When Dent died, Joker won.

good catch, i'd forgotten completely about that!
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