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8401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 02, 2008, 12:46:43 AM
 if you want to crash OO, simply delete a post immediately after making it.  it brings OO down for a short while.  i've tested it twice now.   i actually switched pages after creating a new reply and then went back and deleted it the second time, but the results were the same.
8402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Damn this is F'ed on: August 01, 2008, 09:48:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 01, 2008, 06:08:45 PM

Quote from: hepcat on August 01, 2008, 02:12:49 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 01, 2008, 03:08:18 AM

I guess a smart person would have titled it "Man beheaded on bus to Winnipeg!" and then we wouldn't have double posts like these smile

Try as I might, I cannot get anyone to refer to me as "smart".  Even running around town all the time dressed in my high school graduation gown and carrying a rolled up sheet of white paper does nothing. 



it doesn't help that you've cut off the bottom half of the robe and wear no pants or underwear.....

I refer to it as "Casual Fridays"....
8403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Photos from Comic-Con 08 on: August 01, 2008, 09:40:24 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on August 01, 2008, 08:37:54 PM

Taken from RottenTomatoes:

Mmmmm, soiled my diaper I have, mmmmmm.  Change it, you will, mmmmmm.




 icon_biggrin icon_lol
8404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: August 01, 2008, 03:27:35 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on August 01, 2008, 03:17:38 PM

This monster didn't give a shit if he got caught or shot to dead in that bus after butchering that man. He was too far gone.

actually, the people on the bus reported that he tried to escape through a window at first, then tried to drive the bus away when police arrived.  the quick thinking drive had engaged some type of override switch on the bus though.
8405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: August 01, 2008, 02:49:31 PM

Quote from: Purge on August 01, 2008, 02:29:02 PM

... or it's the "in" thing to bash. I'd put forward that Ebert tends to enjoy films, and with me he has a ~80% hit ratio.


yeah, i tend to look at ebert's reviews before anyone else.  as someone mentioned somewhere else, he reviews films in the spirit in which their made, instead of trying to hold everything up to citizen kane standards.

but i'll probably still just rent this one.  too many movies coming out over the next few months.   icon_smile
8406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Damn this is F'ed on: August 01, 2008, 02:12:49 PM

Quote from: Canuck on August 01, 2008, 03:08:18 AM

I guess a smart person would have titled it "Man beheaded on bus to Winnipeg!" and then we wouldn't have double posts like these smile

Try as I might, I cannot get anyone to refer to me as "smart".  Even running around town all the time dressed in my high school graduation gown and carrying a rolled up sheet of white paper does nothing. 

8407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Photos from Comic-Con 08 on: August 01, 2008, 01:49:54 PM
Issue #375

Superman vs. The Sausage and Cheese McGriddle

8408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: August 01, 2008, 01:45:52 PM
Reading the longer news articles that have been released since I originally started this thread makes the whole thing read even more like a horror movie. 

The passengers tried to confront him but he scared them off with the knife.  When some men went back on board to try to help the victim, the murderer came after them with a knife in one hand and the victim's severed head in the other.  They eventually were able to lock him in the bus but had to watch him try to force his way out of the door while brandishing crowbars and wrenches distributed by a passerby in a truck.

 icon_eek

God, this thing just gets more and more horrific.
8409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Serial Murder in Ciudad Juarez on: August 01, 2008, 01:41:53 PM
I was stationed down in El Paso years ago for work for about a year and I heard all sorts of horror stories about Juarez.  If I recall correctly, there was another murderer who concentrated on prostitutes that was eventually caught on a train around that time.

Juarez itself is just scary.  Although Tijuana isn't exactly a walk in the park, either.  Border towns, as someone mentioned, are just bad news, unfortunately.
8410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Damn this is F'ed on: July 31, 2008, 09:18:07 PM
ummm...

...never mind
8411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 09:12:08 PM
Frasier:  NOW you've done it!  You're about to get a stern talking to, Mr. Imhotep!  I will administer such a tongue lashing... 
8412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 31, 2008, 09:09:58 PM
well, back up now.  i wonder if it's the server hosting the vmware image crashing again?
8413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 09:03:48 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 31, 2008, 09:00:21 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 31, 2008, 07:00:03 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 31, 2008, 06:41:11 PM

"Look man, you're good looking, you've got a decent physique and a great personality...

Perhaps there's a more deep seated reason for your hatred for the man?  Hmmm?

He saw Frasier eating a Monte Cristo while sucking down some Pabst Blue Ribbon.

you honestly think THIS is the main action lead in the mummy series?   icon_lol



Mummy:  I have you NOW, Frasier!

Frasier:  How DARE you enter my tastefully decorated townhouse without an invitation!  And is that...is that sand you're tracking across my 4000 dollar Pakistani hand woven rug!  YOU BASTARD!  Niles, GET HIM!
8414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 31, 2008, 08:54:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 08:52:58 PM

Quote from: Scraper on July 31, 2008, 08:50:58 PM

I was right in the middle of a post too.

so it was a mercy killing then?

 icon_lol
8415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 31, 2008, 08:47:11 PM
and down she goes.   icon_lol
8416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 07:00:03 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 31, 2008, 06:41:11 PM

"Look man, you're good looking, you've got a decent physique and a great personality...

Perhaps there's a more deep seated reason for your hatred for the man?  Hmmm?
8417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: July 31, 2008, 06:58:16 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 31, 2008, 06:42:55 PM

I've already got the tagline for the movie:

Welcome to Decapitation. Population: You!

"Is this Saw taken?"

"Heads Up: The Greyhound Story"

"Heads...You LOSE!"

"Stop Kicking The Back of My Seat...OR ELSE!"

"Next Stop:  DEAD"

"Dead...ON ARRIVAL"

"Knife Rider"


8418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two things that made me laugh today on: July 31, 2008, 06:22:41 PM
Carrot Top is not funny.  Carrot Top is not funny.  Carrol O' Connor is not funny.  Carrol O' Connor kills bunnies.  Carol O' Connor....

wait...i got lost.
8419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two things that made me laugh today on: July 31, 2008, 06:18:55 PM

Quote from: rickfc on July 31, 2008, 06:16:36 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 31, 2008, 05:06:47 PM

July 31st, 2008 - The Day Comedy Died.


 Tongue

Says the one with the picture of Carrot Top as his avatar?

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!  THE TOP IS GOD, HE TELLS ME WHEN TO TAKE THE SOULS OF THE UNBE....

errr...I mean...yeah...i'm just being...ummm...ironic with that avatar.  yeah, that's the word i'm lookin' for, ironic.
8420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 06:15:59 PM
The biggest problem i have with the current Mummy movies with Fraser is how friggin' delicate the damn mummy minions are.  It's hard to work up a sense of dread when a 10 year old kid is able to easily pull the arms off one, while the heat from a glow stick will cause them to burst into flames.
8421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The new Mummy movie is...maybe not so good on: July 31, 2008, 05:49:49 PM
One of my deepest shames is that I actually LIKE Fraser.  For some reason, he just comes across as a genuinely nice guy. 

That being said, I'll probably wait for this one on dvd.
8422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: July 31, 2008, 05:32:54 PM
There has been an alarming increase of incidents of Drive By Punnings in these parts lately and I think a task force should be formed to get to the bottom of his...

...or at least make some headway
8423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Exxon posts record high quartly profit...again on: July 31, 2008, 05:28:36 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 31, 2008, 05:21:33 PM

I think what we have to consider is a profit margin of only around 8.5%.  When compared to other areas of business, just think about what gas prices could be with a comperable profit margin to say, Microsoft or Apple.  Yes, gas prices are a bit high, but not as high as they could be.

Considering that you are personally responsible for about 20 percent of that profit due to your constantly driving back and forth between the salon, the beauty supply store and the day spa in northern Arizona (you boycotted the one near your house because "the fools tried to use an off brand exfoliate and didn't think i'd know the difference!"), I don't think you have any room to comment on this article.
8424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [news] Jeebus, this is creepy on: July 31, 2008, 05:24:29 PM
Man decapitated on bus

how long before this makes its way into a horror film?
8425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Two things that made me laugh today on: July 31, 2008, 05:06:47 PM
July 31st, 2008 - The Day Comedy Died.


 Tongue
8426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I have re-joined the RRoD Fraternity on: July 31, 2008, 03:02:33 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 31, 2008, 12:50:16 PM

#8 going back out; refurb that has bad fan-whine and games on disk are choppy.

Whee!

 icon_eek
8427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 02:59:45 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 31, 2008, 02:49:44 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 31, 2008, 02:35:00 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 31, 2008, 01:47:59 PM

Everyone else pretty much gags at the thought of them.  Think of the company you keep, sir.

well, he does hang out here with you.....

Exactly!

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oh boy, this is awkward...ummm...you realize that may have more to do with where you've chosen to live, right?

Washington DC?

you may say Washington, but you might be trying to cover up the fact that you actually live in a remote region of West Virginia that makes "The Hills Have Eyes" look like "The Sound of Music"...

...either that or you socialize in such a place after being ostracized for your hillbilly ways in greater DC.
8428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Sad day for a friend on: July 31, 2008, 02:56:36 PM
wow, the national abuse center is a great hotline!  15 minutes after i'd emailed them for more info on an intervention, a rep called to walk me through some steps to take.  they gave me a number for a state run treatment center (my friend has no job, ergo no health insurance) and sent me links for info on how to run an intervention.  they told me that we can do it by ourselves, but that we need to read through the info packet she sent me AND that a bed be ready at the treatment center of our choice IMMEDIATELY following the intervention. 
8429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 02:48:02 PM
Quote
Probably, as I've only seen rednecks in wifebeaters actually eat a Monte Cristo. 

oh boy, this is awkward...ummm...you realize that may have more to do with where you've chosen to live, right?
8430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Sad day for a friend on: July 31, 2008, 02:38:19 PM
well, i've contacted a couple of addiction centers and asked for help locating an "interventionist" in the area in which my friend lives.  hopefully i'll find someone who can give us the advice we need.

8431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 02:27:27 PM

8432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Sad day for a friend on: July 31, 2008, 03:23:29 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on July 30, 2008, 11:34:00 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 30, 2008, 10:39:47 PM

Quote from: Zero on July 30, 2008, 09:02:34 PM

Does his family know how bad off he is?  It seems like a situation where an intervention needs to occur, from his friends and family.  People to take him aside and just put him into a program that he can't get out of.  Otherwise, its going to be difficult trying to get that person on the "right path".

well, the friend who sent out the original email regarding this person is now planning an intervention.  he wanted to do it this weekend, but i told him that going into that type of situation armed only with experience gained from reality shows on the Lifetime Network and various sitcoms was a recipe for disaster.  they're now planning on doing it NEXT weekend, which I still think is too soon, to be honest.  we really do need advice if we're going to pull this off.  my friend is just amazing in his self-denial and I honestly believe he doesn't think he has a problem. 

anyone have any links with info on interventions?  or perhaps a contact for a help group that might give us some advice?

Does the plan involve an outside expert?  My own experience (limited) with interventions and what I've seen on TV suggests you need someone who can take charge and try and act as an independent third party but who also can honestly show they have experience with the situation.  An intervention of just friends and other concerned folks is more likely to get side-tracked or out of control.  You also need an immediate plan if the person is willing to accept that they need help, something like a place already set up to take them too.

that's my fear, as well.  i dare say that none of us involved have any real experience in this type of situation.  i fear it's going to backfire, to be honest.  i just need to convince them that we DO need outside help. 
8433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 31, 2008, 01:50:07 AM

Quote from: gellar on July 31, 2008, 12:09:44 AM

Is that sandwich... fucking fried?  WHAT THE FUCK?

No wonder we're a country full of fatasses.

gellar

 icon_lol  moral outrage over a sandwich. 

christ, it's not like we're proposing a steady diet of monte cristos.  some of us are simply extolling the virtues of a sandwich we enjoy every now and then. 

did you know that other countries have the ability to fry foods, by the way?  it's true! 
8434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Updated: Sad day for a friend on: July 30, 2008, 10:39:47 PM

Quote from: Zero on July 30, 2008, 09:02:34 PM

Does his family know how bad off he is?  It seems like a situation where an intervention needs to occur, from his friends and family.  People to take him aside and just put him into a program that he can't get out of.  Otherwise, its going to be difficult trying to get that person on the "right path".

well, the friend who sent out the original email regarding this person is now planning an intervention.  he wanted to do it this weekend, but i told him that going into that type of situation armed only with experience gained from reality shows on the Lifetime Network and various sitcoms was a recipe for disaster.  they're now planning on doing it NEXT weekend, which I still think is too soon, to be honest.  we really do need advice if we're going to pull this off.  my friend is just amazing in his self-denial and I honestly believe he doesn't think he has a problem. 

anyone have any links with info on interventions?  or perhaps a contact for a help group that might give us some advice?
8435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 09:17:02 PM
okay, couple of points we need to establish:

1) Everyone who hates the Cristo is a communist

2) Communists are known girly men and are commonly blamed for the rise of reality television.

3) Ergo, they're all going to hell for their crimes whilst i wave to them (with my non-Cristo bearing hand) from my fluffy cloud located on 777 St. Peter's Road, Heaven.

I must also point out that in my earlier missive regarding my eating habits I was high as a kite on paint thinner and the stuff they use to make cotton candy.  That day I also created the following threads on various boards:

1) That can't possibly be from me!

2) New Diet Tip:  Only Eat What You Can Physically Beat In A Fair Fight

3) Help!  How does one get around a restraining order, and does anyone have Rose McGowan's real phone number!?!?!?

4) I admit it, I bought into the whole "Heaven's Gate" thing at first...

5) When you least expect it...POW...there I am, pants in hand!
8436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 07:56:39 PM
Au Contraire, my dear friend.  it is you who have questionable taste buds in this debate.  The Cristo is impervious to your aspersions simply because it has a fan base roughly equal to the population of southern China. 

cave drawings found in France and dating back 12,000 years clearly show early man wrestling with a crudely made fry daddy while his subservient mate prepares the breading for this most sacred of meals. 

According to the Bible, there were actually FOUR wise men who appeared at the manger for the birth of the Christ child (Gaspar, Melchior, Balthasar and Ted).  The fourth is never remembered by the church though because he was bearing a Cristo (Christ-Cristo...hmmm?) and was unable to keep himself from eating it on that long walk from upstate Jersey to Jerusalem.  (The Book of Slappy: Chapter 4, verse 7).

Now, I realize that to an uncultured yokel like yourself, this history of greatness means little.  You SEE breading, you SEE meat, you SEE powdered sugar, yet you don't SEE the sandwich.  For you, the spoon is not only "not there"...it's actually a spork.

But I digest...



 
8437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 07:19:58 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on July 30, 2008, 07:17:16 PM



I did in fact have the Monte Cristo the last time I was there, a few months ago. It's great, but I never would recommend it for lunch on a work day. I felt like a tub of lard the entire rest of the day.  icon_razz

One just doesn't rush into a Monte Cristo, my friend!  One has to plan.  You have to set aside an entire day for the Cristo.  You have to whiteboard your approach, designating whether or not to consume the accompanying pickle, whether or not to use ketchup on the fries, and how much jam to apply to each section of the actual sandwich.  I've had to bring in consultants to help me eat this sandwich.  Allotting this magnificent bastard only one meal is a mistake many a rookie has come to regret.
8438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 06:59:17 PM
Two things:

1) obviously, for those who may think otherwise, the protestations flying back and forth are purely tongue in cheek (at least on my part as i don't know how traumatized both eightball and YK have become by this most divine of sandwiches).

2) "white trash" is most assuredly race related, my friend!  while you yourself may not be trash (and believe me, i've got reams and reams of documentation from your nearby Aveda wholesaler that muddies the waters on that assumption...i've told you countless times: shampoo, conditioner, fixer...why you insist on reversing the order is beyond me), you are definitely white...almost a chalk white...you actually reflect light on a level that makes you visible from space...i honestly don't know how you maintain that level of white.   casper the friendly ghost (who, if you think about it, is actually a dead baby...how much more grim can a children's show get??) looks like george hamilton (or "George Hamil-Tan" for those in his circle of friends...of which I consider myself a member of...or at least a peripheral member of...well, more like someone who watches them from a van with tinted windows whenever they're in town) when compared to you.
8439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Monte Cristo has left the building on: July 30, 2008, 06:38:55 PM

Quote from: Eightball on July 30, 2008, 06:25:54 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 30, 2008, 03:19:47 PM

the incredibly muscular body with that head on it would be a dead giveaway, unfortunately. 

Remember, although you may have the avatar of Carrottop, you are not him.

You don't take steroids...


and remember, just because you have them in your name doesn't mean you have them in real life.

 Tongue

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The King of Sandwiches

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White trash lunchmeat donut.

"The Sandwich Girly Men Cannot Handle"

by the way, i'm fascinated by race entering the description of a sandwich.   icon_lol
8440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Two things that made me laugh today on: July 30, 2008, 05:38:13 PM
1)  This article in The Onion entitled "Al Gore Places Infant Son in Rocket to Escape Dying Planet"

2) This headline from the always funny writer(s) of thesuperficial.com regarding the split up between Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong. 

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Kate Hudson & Lance Armstrong make like his testicles and stop being a pair

(I know, I know...it's in poor taste, but it still made me chuckle)
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