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3401  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 27, 2008, 04:54:20 PM
3402  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 27, 2008, 04:41:40 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 27, 2008, 02:22:27 PM

... a superficial children's thrill-ride...

The great thing about pixar is that I really haven't thought any of their movies were superficial children's thrill rides.
3403  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 27, 2008, 03:44:33 PM
But... morning is when I'm hungover...

Interesting results so far... did the stress test monday, day 1 tuesday, was feeling sort of weak in the arms on wednesday, was SORE as hell yesterday, did day 2 last night... I feel pretty good right now, even though I did more pushups in day 2... not really sore at all.  I'll see if the soreness appears tomorrow as it did w/ day 1...
3404  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 27, 2008, 03:40:58 PM
That's pretty weak for PBF...

3405  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Perry Bible Fellowship guys on: June 26, 2008, 10:56:56 PM
Not nearly up to PBF standards.
3406  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 26, 2008, 10:49:28 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 26, 2008, 09:02:57 PM

I'm a little leery of seeing this one in the theater.  I had liked or loved every single Pixar release up until Ratatouille.  I missed it in the theater because our daughter was too young for us to go, and when we saw it on DVD, we were both severely disappointed.  That, and there are so many movies that we are seeing in the theater this summer, that this one will probably be pushed back until DVD release.

Wow... Ratatouille was amazingly good... my favorite movie of last year, no question.  I could watch it every day.
3407  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 26, 2008, 07:00:58 PM
I do them up on my fists to avoid a recurring wrist problem.  It's kind of brutal.

If you do them with your hands forward, does it hurt when you are in the 'down' position?  Are your hands too far back towards your feet?
3408  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a new house / wife? on: June 26, 2008, 06:49:10 PM
I'm pretty sure that's a man...
3409  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me like The Who on: June 26, 2008, 04:00:00 PM
There's a great Nobodys song called 'If you ain't into AC/DC, you aint' into rock n' roll'.
3410  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video Game Sound Challenge on: June 26, 2008, 03:52:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on June 26, 2008, 03:44:33 PM

12/18, but I call foul.  Some sounds had a split second of the next round's sound, which threw me off on some questions.  Also, I swear some of those sounds are wrong...

Oh, is THAT what was going on there?  That threw me on one or two as well, as I would think 'okay, pacman doesn't have any voices in it' or something similar.
3411  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 26, 2008, 03:38:51 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 26, 2008, 01:50:55 AM

Wow, I completely disagree with everything you say in this thread. 

So you love OOTS, George RR Martin, think Memento was amazing, and hate Serenity?

We must fight.
3412  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video Game Sound Challenge on: June 26, 2008, 03:36:32 PM
10/18... I didn't play that many games as a kid.
3413  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 26, 2008, 03:31:13 PM
Day 2 is today for me (I got started a bit late), and I'm worried... I'm much, much more sore than I was yesterday, though maybe not feeling *quite* as weak... maybe I overdid it on my 'max' set at the end of day 1... we'll see what happens.
3414  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movies]Wall-E Impressions on: June 26, 2008, 03:28:54 PM
I'm super excited about Wall-E.   We're going Sunday.
3415  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cell phones - help me chose my next provider on: June 25, 2008, 09:48:12 PM
Qwest is #1 on my list of most hated companies.
3416  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 09:47:43 PM
Pfff, like some George RR Martin fan is capable of killing someone without dice and a mountain dew.
3417  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Cell phones - help me chose my next provider on: June 25, 2008, 09:29:51 PM
I'm pretty happy with Verizon... but it's really the only viable carrier here.  I have, however, used it all over on tour and it seems to have good coverage and good connections... it's kind of pricey, but they all seem to be... I guess that Sprint thing is pretty cheap.  Seems like there's gotta be a catch though...
3418  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 07:33:44 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 25, 2008, 06:22:21 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 25, 2008, 04:04:01 PM

what else is held sacred here...


Please, share your hatred of Firefly, too.  stirthepot

While I wish the show wasn't hampered by a shitty budget, I did like it... I thought Serenity was the bees knees. smile
3419  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 04:04:01 PM
Oh god, Order of the Stick is the worst.

I'm gonna catch some shit for that.

I guess while I'm catching shit for that I should get it all over with at once and say that George RR Martin is one of the worst writers I've ever had the displeasure of reading, and Christopher Nolan's movies are pretty bad, and um... what else is held sacred here...

PBF ftw.
3420  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 03:43:31 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 25, 2008, 03:38:45 PM

Quote from: kratz on June 25, 2008, 03:33:20 PM

Okay brainiacs... the title is 'Paint The Line, Part One'.

Part One.  As in, there is more to follow... so there's no punchline yet, just setup.  Of course it doesn't make sense.

I think we already covered that in, oh, the first reply to the OP  Tongue

And then everyone proceeded to ignore it.
3421  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me like The Who on: June 25, 2008, 03:37:53 PM

Quote from: Jag on June 25, 2008, 03:27:15 PM

Naked Eye. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. One of my all time favorite songs. Listen to the studio version if you can. It's off Odds and Sods.

It's off of Next... Odds and Sods is a quasi best of...
3422  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Penny Arcade on: June 25, 2008, 03:33:20 PM
Okay brainiacs... the title is 'Paint The Line, Part One'.

Part One.  As in, there is more to follow... so there's no punchline yet, just setup.  Of course it doesn't make sense.
3423  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 25, 2008, 03:25:19 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on June 25, 2008, 12:55:17 AM

Quote from: Eduardo X on June 25, 2008, 12:12:20 AM

Quote from: kratz on June 24, 2008, 06:05:01 PM



I like you.  Steel Pole... that's a band not enough people knew about.
Yeah, that was a band I never expected to see mentioned... anywhere.


I picked up Tulip on cassette long long ago. Not sure if it was because it was on Boner Records (I like the Melvins) or just because of the name and the song titles. Always liked them since then even if I took forever in getting more of their stuff. I did get to see them live once at a local club in the early 90s.

Darren Morey (Steel Pole Bathtub's drummer) has a brother named Todd Morey who sang in a Portland band called Atomic 61 that put out some really fantastic albums in the early/mid 90s... they played their final show right here in Laramie in... hrm.. 97?  Not really like Steel Pole, but an interesting connection to a kickass band... look for the album 'Purity of Essence'.
3424  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help me like The Who on: June 25, 2008, 03:20:59 PM
I agree with the suggestion of The Who's Next... if you don't like that, you don't like the Who.

I also agree that Quadrophenia is badass... it's just not as accessible to the uninitiated as Next.
3425  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 25, 2008, 03:15:52 PM
I kicked the crap out of day 1... somehow I managed 15 for the final set.

Today... I feel weak as hell... ditto on the deodorant challenge...
3426  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Need 360 game suggestions on: June 24, 2008, 11:21:31 PM
My favorites (in order of favoritenessishness)

Rainbow 6 Vegas
NHL 07/08
GTAIV
Battlestations: Midway
GRAW2
PGR3
Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
Guitar Hero II
Ace Combat 6
GRAW

I remember your enjoyment of the first PC GRAW... you definitely want to check out R6V and GRAW2... and if you are going to do that, you might as well check out GRAW and R6V2.

If you haven't played COD4, you could give it a rental on 360... or buy it on PC since it's better there.

3427  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 10:17:17 PM
Megalodon... now there's a song.
3428  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 08:41:51 PM

Quote from: rickfc on June 24, 2008, 07:54:32 PM

Quote from: El-Producto on June 24, 2008, 04:31:27 PM



I have 2 daughters aged 7 and 9.

I'm surprised there wasn't also Hannah Montana, and High School Musical.

Oh, you have everything together like that.  I try to keep my daughter's and wife's stuff separate from mine...

Yeah, if my wife and kid listened to stuff like that I'd keep it separate too... like in a different house... with their new daddy who loves them unconditionally.
3429  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 06:06:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 24, 2008, 04:48:32 PM

I have another version here.

Spoiler for Intensity 1:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  1
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
02 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 03+ / -- 60
04 / -- 03 / -- 02 / -- 02 / -- 04+ / -- 90
05 / -- 04 / -- 04 / -- 03 / -- 05+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
04 / -- 04 / -- 03 / -- 03 / -- 05+ / -- 60
06 / -- 05 / -- 03 / -- 03 / -- 06+ / -- 90
05 / -- 05 / -- 04 / -- 04 / -- 06+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Spoiler for Intensity 2:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  2
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
07 / -- 07 / -- 05 / -- 04 / -- 05+ / -- 60
09 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 05 / -- 07+ / -- 90
10 / -- 08 / -- 08 / -- 05 / -- 10+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
09 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 04 / -- 07 / -- 60
11 / -- 09 / -- 07 / -- 07 / -- 10+ / -- 90
10 / -- 10 / -- 08 / -- 08 / -- 10+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:

Spoiler for Intensity 3:
Initial test:
Level of intensity:  3
Week One
1st/you2nd/you3rd/you4th/you5th/youRest
10 / -- 10 / -- 08 / -- 06 / -- 07+ / -- 60
12 / -- 12 / -- 10 / -- 10 / -- 10+ / -- 90
15 / -- 13 / -- 10 / -- 10 / -- 15+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Two
12 / -- 12 / -- 09 / -- 07 / -- 10+ / -- 60
16 / -- 13 / -- 11 / -- 11 / -- 15+ / -- 90
15 / -- 15 / -- 12 / -- 12 / -- 15+ / -- 120
Test:
Week Three
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Four
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Five
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:
Week Six
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
-- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- -- / -- rest
Test:


You'll note I've added a line for testing; your intensity isn't locked in so if you fail to stay in your higher category you simply continue on a lower track. At the end of each week you are to test again (check week1's description at the bottom). So your growth isn't limited by the curve of the program.

I've filled in 2 of 6 weeks for all three intensity levels; if people find this form more useful I'll update the remaining weeks and include info for the three tiers.

Cool... but... It seems backwards to me with goal/accomplished instead of accomplished/goal...
3430  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 06:05:01 PM

Quote from: Creepy_Smell on June 24, 2008, 05:32:51 PM

Dead & Gone - Chemist
Red Giant - White Mom
SNFU - Big Thumbs
NoMeansNo - Stocktaking
Steel Pole Bath Tub - Borstal

Zeke - Highway Star
Minutemen - The Politics of Time
Facepuller - 1001 Emotions
Melvins - If I Had An Exorcism
Bl'ast! - Sometimes

I like you.  Steel Pole... that's a band not enough people knew about.
3431  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:39:03 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 24, 2008, 04:32:04 PM

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again
David Bowie - Space Oddity
Baha Men - Best Years of Our Lives
Eric Clapton - Change the World
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight

As if we needed more reason to be disgusted with you...
3432  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:21:35 PM

Quote from: The Chauffeur on June 24, 2008, 04:07:27 PM

Jimmy Buffett - Cheeseburger in Paradise - Songs you know by Heart

I applaud your not re-shuffling. smile
3433  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Random MP3s on: June 24, 2008, 04:00:15 PM
Randomize your collection... list off the first and last 5 songs...

(artist - song - album)
The Hellacopters - Hurtin' Time - High Visibility
Turbonegro - Deathtime - Ass Cobra
Teenage Bottlerocket - Social Life - Warning Device
Dwarves - Relentless - The Dwarves Must Die
Supersuckers - Sweet n' Sour Jesus - The Smoke of Hell

Fu Manchu - Wurkin' - Daredevil
Hot Snakes - Xox - Suicide Invoice
Foo Fighters - X-Static - S/T
U.S. Bombs - Yanks and Rebs - U.S. Bombs The World
Moistboyz - Year of the Maggot - Moistboyz IV
3434  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [100 pushups] Results Tracker Thread. on: June 24, 2008, 03:35:42 PM
Initial test: 17
Level of intensity: 3

WEEKDAY1st/target2nd/target3rd/target4th/targetlast/target
oneone10/1010/108/86/615/>7
two12/1212/1210/1010/1013/>10
three15/1513/1310/1010/1022/>15
twoone12/1212/129/97/715/>10
two16/1613/1311/1111/1120/>15
three15/1515/1512/1212/1220/>15
Exhaustion Test 2: 30
threeone25/2517/1717/1715/1525/>25
two27/2719/1919/1915/1525/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>27
fourone27/2720/2020/2017/1727/>27
two27/2721/2121/2118/1830/>25
three30/3022/2222/2220/2035/>29
Exhaustion Test 3: 55
fiveone40/4032/3230/3025/2541/>40
two/20/20/18/18/15/15/14/>40
three /18 /18 /16 /16 /14 /14 /12 />40
Exhaustion Test 4:
sixone--/----/----/----/----/--
two--/----/----/----/----/--
three--/----/----/----/----/--

6/24 - Day 1. Pretty good.  Managed 15 at the end.
6/26 - Day 2. Harder. Managed 13 in the final set.
6/28 - Day 3. Getting easier... managed 22 in the final set.

6/30 - Day 4. Between this and baseball I've developed a seriously sore shoulder, and it doesn't seem to be the muscles, but the joint. Uh oh.

7/9 - Day 5. The small time off made a big difference... hitting week 2 again and feeling much better.

7/13 - exhaustion test two... 30... I didn't really exhaust myself though... I was worried about being screwed for week 3.
7/14 - Week 3, Day 1. Brutal.
7/16 - Day 2. Very difficult.  But I think I'll clear the week.  I can't go past the minimum on the max out set this week, as I have in the past...
7/18 - Week 3, Day 3... I actually did my new personal maximum at the end of this massive set... I'm stoked on myself.

7/21 - Week 4, Day 1.  For some reason, the hardest day so far, even though W3D3 was more pushups... I think because I got tons of exercise this weekend, not much sleep, and I'm just really tired.  Ouch.
7/23 - W4D2.  Did a bit better... went over the minimum on the last set by 5.  Still a rough week for some reason, even though it doesn't seem like a huge step from week 3... hrm.
7/26 - W4D3. Ugh. I matched what I did for week 3, day 3... only it was more difficult this time.  I think it's probably just fatigue from a show last night and lots of loading and unloading of heavy gear, enormous energy expenditure, and getting 5 hours of sleep.  I'm a day off of the MWF schedule now because of the show yesterday, and am supposed to do an exhaustion test tomorrow... when I have a baseball game... ugh.

7/28 - 4 Week Exhaustion: 55 whoo!

7/30 - W5D1. Holy shit that was rough.  I'm super proud of myself for actually completing it.  I didn't think I would be able to.
3435  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 100 Pushups - 6 week program. Who's in? on: June 23, 2008, 07:05:14 PM
I finally got around to my initial test... I did 17, on my knuckles instead of my palms to avoid the wrist injury...

Now I feel like I pussed out and could've done more if I'd really maxed out... I went until I couldn't just crank them out really fast.

Anyhoo... what's my knuckle handicap again? smile
3436  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: African-Canadians? on: June 20, 2008, 08:29:19 PM

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 20, 2008, 01:48:04 AM

Complaints about PC outnumber actual instances of PC to about 2 to 1, in my experience.  At least on message boards.

Ain't that the truth.  I'm so sick of telling someone I didn't appreciate their racist comment and then getting shit for being 'PC'.  Gag.
3437  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 20, 2008, 05:30:40 PM
Good choice.

Hope you don't have to use it!
3438  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Test your reaction times... on: June 19, 2008, 10:30:07 PM
Average: 0.1684
Best: 0.120

3439  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What's with all the Coldplay hate? on: June 19, 2008, 10:17:03 PM

Quote from: gellar on June 19, 2008, 09:49:25 PM

I'm pretty sure it's because they suck.

gellar

Ding!
3440  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: June 19, 2008, 07:36:14 PM
I was recently comparing stuff because I've been wanting to get back into shooting... I was looking more at .40 SW stuff, but they generally have the same designs chambered for the big 3 (9mm, .40, .45). The HK USP was what I was originally looking at, but as I did more research the Sig P22x stuff seemed like it might be a little better, or at least on the level depending on what you like.  Are you going to a try before you buy place?  I don't know what you want to spend... they are both kind of pricey, but maybe you get a discount?  That Sig P220 Combat model looks like the perfect fashion accessory for a Marine.  Those S&W Sigma series pistols seem decent for what looks to be considerably less money.

Curious to hear what you get and what you think of it.
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