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8481  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.
8482  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. 
8483  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. 
8484  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
8485  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. 
8486  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!
8487  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

8488  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?
8489  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
8490  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

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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".
8491  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.
8492  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...
8493  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.
8494  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.
8495  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.
8496  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.
8497  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
8498  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.
8499  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.
8500  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
8501  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.
8502  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!
8503  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 07:58:57 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 21, 2008, 07:48:24 PM

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I completely and utterly disagree.  The final fate of Two Face was essential to the Joker's storyline.

I felt that the mere act of turning Harvey into Two Face was resolution enough for The Joker's storyline. He triumphed in corrupting Harvey, and the extent of that corruption could be played out in another movie. What I didn't like is Two Face's activities after he got out of the hospital - it seemed like an extremely rushed story arc for another villain. "Hey I'm Two Face! Let me quickly do some bad stuff and oh nos, I fell off a building and now I'm dead kthxbye."

However, as it stands I kind of hope that Two Face is indeed dead. Another movie featuring him would just make me pissed that they tried to cram so much of him into the last fifth of this one.

There's no way that Nolan could have shown the Joker's victory over Dent's incorruptible world view without displaying the depths of immorality that Dent was willing to explore after Rachel's death and his own disfigurement.  Playing it out in a sequel would have lessened that victory considerably.  It would have left the audience believing that the external scars were the joker's ultimate goal, when it was the internal ones that were the true prize. 

When Dent threatened to kill Gordon's young son, that was the moment that The Joker had won.

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I was wondering why they bothered giving Gordon a son that (AFAIK) he never had in the comics ?

You know, i had that exact same thought when they introduced his character.   icon_confused
8504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 07:17:29 PM

Quote from: kadnod on July 21, 2008, 07:08:26 PM

Any other comic-nerds think it was a bit weird that Gordon's daughter (aka future Batgirl) got absolutely no face time?

I mean, I can understand if they decide never to introduce Batgirl into the new franchise.  The character's whole concept is a bit corny, anyway.  But it was like they went out of their way to make sure that the actress's face is never on-screen.  Even during the kidnapping, you only see like a third of her face for a fraction of a second. 

It struck me as a little odd, especially given that Gordon's wife and son both got a few scenes. 


i don't think they went out of their way to avoid showing her face so much as she was so inconsequential to the story that showing a close up of a table would have held as much significance to the story.
8505  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 06:52:49 PM
I read an interview with Anthony Michael Hall just prior to The Dark Knight in which he kept saying, "Well, some folks are saying I'm going to be the new Riddler, but I haven't been told this by anyone from the studios."  Which I took to mean, "My God, I want the Riddler part.  I'm not above pullling a Sean Young and appearing on television in a homemade Riddler outfit if it means they'll give me a job!".
8506  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 06:19:20 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on July 21, 2008, 06:17:28 PM

I thought he did.  Was I wrong?

i thought the mayor lived as well.  he kind of just disappeared after the big police parade, though.
8507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 05:56:26 PM

Quote from: yossar on July 21, 2008, 05:52:57 PM

How did the fingerprint on the bullet lead to an apartment with a bunch of tied up police officers? I asked somewhere else and nobody had a good explanation for that.

Quote from: Eel Snave on July 20, 2008, 01:11:43 PM

AND killing the mayor, a judge, the commissioner, and almost killing Gordon.

Mayor didn't die, did he?

Every time they featured the mayor onscreen I kept hearing him as Batmanual say "Another urban myth dispelled: ninjas do not bounce.".   icon_lol

god he was great in that role...
8508  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 21, 2008, 05:50:50 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on July 21, 2008, 04:59:42 PM

I was talking to a friend of mine today and we both agreed that the primary flaw of the entire movie was the last half hour or so. In short, too much Two Face, which made the ferry sequence anti-climactic and took away from the Joker's final conflict with Batman. He suggested that when Two Face is "revealed" in the hospital, that should have been the end of his storyline, to be saved for the next movie. That would have left plenty of time to concentrate on The Joker's last stand, instead of the somewhat rushed and crowded ending that we got.



I completely and utterly disagree.  The final fate of Two Face was essential to the Joker's storyline.  The only way I can see avoiding that last half hour would be to write Dent completely out of the script and focus on the "boat scene" at the end as Joker's primary crime.  As it stands, I thought it was well done in that you had the joker successful in one arena (Two Face) and failing in the other (the boat sequence).  We were left with alternate feelings of hope and hopelessness.
8509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: *Sigh* I lost my little girl last night... on: July 21, 2008, 02:41:36 PM
When I was a kid my parents had a Dalmatian named Lady that was my constant companion from the ages of around 3 to 13.  Best, most loving dog a kid could ask for. 
8510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: We are in this generation... WATCHMEN on the walls of world freedom... on: July 21, 2008, 04:21:32 AM
I find Alan Moore to be an oftentimes brilliant writer (avoiding any mention of his foray into the world of music is probably for the best), but an incredibly obnoxious human being.  I love this quote regarding Zack's previous film 300 and how it ultimately becomes a slam against Frank Miller:

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Alan Moore, the writer of renowned comic book Watchmen, has attacked director Zack Snyder for bringing his creation to the big screen. When asked by Entertainment Weekly if he was curious about Snyder's version of his story, he replied: "I would rather not know." Moore, who previously disowned the Warner Bros adaptation of his comic V For Vendetta, voiced his disapproval of Snyder due to his involvement with 300. "He's the person who made 300. I've not seen any recent comic book films, but I didn't particularly like the book 300,"
8511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: did you ever watch "120 Minutes"? on: July 20, 2008, 03:31:22 PM
I remember in college that 120 Minutes helped launch my love of New Model Army.  ah, memories...
8512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dark Knight Spoilers Discussion Thread! on: July 20, 2008, 03:28:08 PM

Quote from: Austin on July 20, 2008, 03:08:23 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 19, 2008, 04:44:54 PM

As it stands I really don't know who they are going to use as the villian in the next movie and didn't see any hints at it unlike the first movie. 


Saw it last night.  Not sure if it's a hint or not but when Lucious was discussing the suit mods Bruce asked him how it would fair vs dogs.  After the big dog/little dog exchange, he says it should do alright vs cats.

catwoman has been done to perfection already, though.  bringing her back to the batman fold at this juncture would be a step down for the stellar franchise, imho.  sure, the dark knight is a great film and nolan an accomplished and talented director, but halle berry made the catwoman her own and the penultimate battle between her and a nigh invulnerable sharon stone (resulting from perfume, no less!  what brilliance!) easily beats out the subdued madness of Ledger's Joker. 

remember the dialogue from Catwoman?  How it defined and shaped a new generation of thinking superheroes?  Lines like:

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Amateurs! You boys thought you could come in here and steal all these beautiful things? What a purrrfect idea!

and

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Time to accessorize!

still challenge script writers to this day to up the ante. 

nay my friend, i fear catwoman is not an option.  not if we want to protect the integrity of ms. berry's portrayal.
8513  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Rainbow Six Vegas 2 on: July 19, 2008, 11:38:46 PM
Well this is just dang frustrating.  I went back to finish R6:V2 after a few months away and all of the sudden I'm hit with a "switching ROE" bug.  What happens is that if I switch my ROE at any point, I lose all the D Pad functionality for opening and clearing a room.  There's a few others complaining about on the xbox forums, but not enough for anyone to have a fix, apparently.   icon_mad

anyone else get this?
8514  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: South Carolina is Out and Proud! on: July 15, 2008, 09:04:14 PM

Quote from: Captain Caveman on July 15, 2008, 08:12:45 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 15, 2008, 06:10:46 PM

I always figured people in South Caroline liked being bottoms  icon_twisted

Yeah, maybe I'll go down there.

do you really think they're ready for a "Power Bottom" though?
8515  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / South Carolina is Out and Proud! on: July 15, 2008, 05:54:15 PM
This made me laugh out loud

The ad in question that's causing such an uproar just brings the comedy.



edit:  i love the text in the above ad.  honestly, when i think about the civil war, Harvey Fierstein usually doesn't spring to mind. 
8516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Burn After Reading on: July 15, 2008, 05:50:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 15, 2008, 07:13:10 AM

Brad Pitt.. George Clooney... John Malkovich... J.K. Simmons....



IN!

It's like they read your list of "Guys I wanna physically love in an alley!"
8517  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: katie Holmes (with pic) on: July 14, 2008, 06:26:43 PM
If they'd just panned the camera down about 3 feet you could have actually seen the aforementioned mr. cruise....
8518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]hellboy 2 on: July 14, 2008, 05:40:35 PM
Thankfully Meet Dave made, like, 14 dollars at the theaters this past weekend.
8519  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: July 14, 2008, 05:25:10 PM

Quote from: LordMortis on July 14, 2008, 05:03:45 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 14, 2008, 05:00:00 PM

hmmm...i never made that connection.  I just kept seeing Danny Kaye in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.   icon_biggrin

Never seen it (that I remember).  But I can remember loving old Danny Kaye movies growing up.  Was it any good?

it's been a long time since i saw it, but it's danny kaye in his prime.  i would definitely recommend it.  as a matter of fact, i'm going to add it to my netflix queue right now.   icon_wink
8520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movies] Wanted impressions on: July 14, 2008, 05:00:00 PM
hmmm...i never made that connection.  I just kept seeing Danny Kaye in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.   icon_biggrin
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