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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Medieval Times on: May 14, 2013, 06:20:46 PM
Spongebob already did the perfect episode around a restaurant like it. No need to shit on perfection.
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: May 08, 2013, 05:58:58 PM
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Pacific Rim on: April 30, 2013, 12:49:09 PM

Quote from: McNutt on April 29, 2013, 06:56:46 PM

I'm guessing that this is a movie that should be properly experienced in a theater.  

I'm guessing that this will be the first time that a major movieplex will look like the inside of a porn theater.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: has this Remake been mentioned yet?..Total Recall on: April 25, 2013, 12:18:15 PM
We liked it.
5  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 15, 2013, 12:28:54 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 14, 2013, 04:08:08 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on April 14, 2013, 04:03:43 PM

Quote from: gellar on April 14, 2013, 03:57:21 PM

Quote from: pingwrx on April 14, 2013, 05:17:46 AM

I work for Ping Golf in the R&D department.


Have I ever mentioned that I always liked you?

You play golf?

Poorly.

hey, me too!

(can I get a discount? biggrin)
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: April 08, 2013, 01:23:55 PM

Quote from: Turtle on April 08, 2013, 12:24:00 PM

Anyone know some good lists of simple strength training work outs? The usual searching online comes up with way too many results that are useless or trying to sell something.

I have a subscription to 24 Hour Fitness and wanted to get better use out of it than just the elliptical and treadmill. They have the usual weights and equipment.

Also, with me dieting heavily, I wanted to avoid the usual muscle loss that comes with that strict diets.

I used to use an iphone app called iFitness, which had few nice lists of workouts that I could just go through and switch between. I just don't have the memory or familiarity with this equipment to come up with my own routines right now.

Turtle, a good start would a program like Starting Strength or Stronglifts. They're very similar and easy to get into.
7  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Battlestar Galactica on: April 05, 2013, 06:01:59 PM

Quote from: Teggy on April 05, 2013, 05:17:07 PM

I'll answer your question. Acting stays the same, special effects stay the same.

thank you, Teggy

20+ frakking replies before I got an answer!  icon_lol
8  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Battlestar Galactica on: April 05, 2013, 04:35:02 PM
Did some of you guys even read the original post before going off on your comments? I said, "...the story and plot were great..."

I listed the acting and some of the visual effects as what I saw as shortcomings and asked if the series saw improvement with these two things.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Battlestar Galactica on: April 05, 2013, 02:56:02 PM
Nope, not butthurt, insulted, or otherwise rustled.

And yes, we watched the new miniseries and regardless of the accolades, word-of-mouth, or cult following, the acting in my opinion, was not all that great safe for a few performances.

Back on point, does the series pick up much after the end of the miniseries? That was the original question, which has been ignored.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Battlestar Galactica on: April 05, 2013, 01:52:20 PM

Quote from: hepcat on April 05, 2013, 12:50:20 PM

I'm with the above two jokers.  BSG had some of the best damn acting on a sci fi show ever.  And the special effects were pretty damn impressive for the budget they had.  You must have been watching the original Battlestar Galactica.  That's the only explanation for that immense disconnect from reality I'm seeing.

Man, you guys are one butthurtable group. Thanks for being so levelheaded about the whole damn thing.
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [TV] Battlestar Galactica on: April 05, 2013, 12:12:10 PM
After much delay, my wife and I finally watched the miniseries that kicked off the show over the course of the last 3 nights. While the story and plot were great, the acting (with a handful of exceptions) and visual effects were pretty bad. Bad to the point that my wife is very hesitant to start the series, and I'm on the fence.

Question for you guys - does the series fix any of these issues, or does it continue the same way as the miniseries?
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So what would ya say.....ya do here? on: April 04, 2013, 06:09:45 PM
I'm a front-end web developer for a small shop based out of Houston. Since many of our employees are remote, I, too, get to work from home. biggrin
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] The Following on: March 06, 2013, 01:27:44 PM
my wife and I are a couple of episodes behind, but are enjoying the show so far.  thumbsup
14  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Pope Benedict XVI resigning on February 28 on: February 11, 2013, 02:24:40 PM

Quote from: hepcat on February 11, 2013, 02:13:52 PM

Word on the street is that he's retiring to work on his semi-autobiographical novel "Pontiff with a Pistol".  It's the story of a hard drinkin', hard lovin' Pope who gets embroiled in an underworld scandal after his main squeeze is found murdered. 

I heard that he found a decent altar boy to settle down with.

 ninja
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: February 07, 2013, 02:17:21 PM
16  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Gay Marriage 2013! on: February 07, 2013, 02:11:40 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on February 05, 2013, 10:11:10 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 04, 2013, 02:40:22 PM

Tsk tsk.  When you come up against someone who disagrees with you it's so easy to label them a homophobe or gay-hater because it plays well and has been working...even though in most cases it's an absolute lie.  It puts them on the defensive and completely makes anything they say suspect.  Great political tactic.


Right, Arclight isn't bigoted against gay couples -- he just supports laws that deny them the same legal rights and protections as heterosexual couples because, in his opinion, they shouldn't be able to share property, insurance, medical decisions, parenting responsibilities, or societal recognition the way *real* couples do.  My, what a terrible burden to have the textbook definition of bigotry called out as bigotry!


First they came for the slave owners, and I reached for my Bible to teach them that slavery was born of a godly and righteous tradition.

Then they came for the misogynists, and I opened my Bible to remind them how Eve was responsible for mankind's eviction from Eden.

Then they came for the segregationists, and I held my Bible high and warned that if God condoned miscegenation, He would not have separated the races on different continents.

Then they came for the homophobes, and I gripped my Bible fervently and begged them to see why biblical prohibitions on same-sex relationships were inviolate, but the ones on eating shellfish or mixing different types of fabrics could be ignored.

At last they came for me, though I was obviously none of those things, and there was no one left to speak for me.  They must have remembered all that I had said.

-Autistic Angel

Bravo, sir. I could not find a clapping smiley, so this will have to do.  thumbsup
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 31, 2013, 01:59:03 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on January 31, 2013, 03:59:27 AM

I finally hit level 33 on Fitocracy!  I checked to see the last time I leveled up, since it has been a while, and it was at the end of June, literally days before neck surgery.  It had taken me 38 days to get from level 31 to 32.  To get to 33?  215 days.   icon_eek  Surgery, a separated shoulder, and all of the recovery that comes along with it seems to really cock up my workout schedule.   icon_wink

New perk class unlocked!   icon_cool

Although I also learned tonight that my shoulder isn't necessarily completely healed.  Played ultimate frisbee as part of the college of pharmacy team, and while I seem to be able to lift pretty well, applied strength in terms of fighting for position, going up for catches, and diving all don't feel very good.  Still, it feels good to be competing again. 

Time for some ibuprofen.

yay for level up!
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 201X Health Improvement Thread on: January 30, 2013, 02:09:28 PM
Quote
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I tried Fitocracy about a year ago, but found the interface confusing, so stopped using it. I should probably check it out again, because it really is a great idea.

If you want any tips or have questions about the site please let me know.  Once you get the hang of it, tracking workouts and earning points can be an amazing motivator.  There's also an OO group, a Pain Dome (although I haven't seen SmooveB or Trent in a LONG time), and while there's a GT group that got away from me (it was before we could make groups private), we could always start a new one for the GT community.

I'd love to see you guys give it a shot.  I see rickfc over there constantly and it's nice to both have the support and be able to provide it as well.  They also have a new "Welcome to Fitocracy" group to aid new members in adjusting to the format.  But whenever you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.  The site is a useful tool and has helped SO many people achieve their fitness goals.

This. The community on Fitocracy is also a great asset towards reaching your fitness goals. I have yet to find anyone not willing to give you a hand, offer advice, etc. The founders and executive team are also very hands-on and extremely approachable.
19  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Rev. Graham: Obama won because Christians didn't vote on: January 08, 2013, 02:14:33 AM

Quote from: Gratch on January 07, 2013, 09:32:05 PM

Quote from: Arclight on January 07, 2013, 05:11:41 PM

Being good, never swearing, giving money, loving, and any other virtue you can think of wont make you a Christian. Being a thief, a liar, an adulterer, wont keep you from becoming a Christian.

The notion that someone can live an entirely virtuous life which espouses every single positive aspect that humans can aspire towards (i.e. love, charity, goodwill, service, humility, etc.)...yet still end up in hell because because he/she doesn't happen to do it in the name of Jesus seems utterly ludicrous to me.  There's not a chance I could get on board with that.

But hey, to each their own.

this. x1000
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Rise of the Planet of the Apes on: January 07, 2013, 04:56:30 PM

Quote from: Ralph-Wiggum on January 07, 2013, 04:01:09 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 07, 2013, 03:47:36 PM

Quote from: rickfc on January 07, 2013, 02:02:37 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 07, 2013, 03:41:13 AM

To each their own, I suppose.  I enjoyed it quite a lot and am looking forward to the sequel.

this.

I'm in this boat, too.

Not sure why Devil didn't like it, but I will say it sounds like Ralph never should have come anywhere near this movie, given his background.  You remind me of when my dad, who was a lawyer, went to see The Untouchables, and when the courtroom scene at the end happened, he threw up his hands and said, "That would never happen!  This movie's terrible."

Perhaps so. Throughout the movie I kept wondering what Jane Goodall would think.

I understand to a point, but it's also a movie about intelligent apes taking over the world. I didn't go in expecting a nature documentary about real-world behavior of chimps, much like I don't expect hacking and/or computer programming to be depicted accurately on screen.

Suspension of disbelief and whatnot.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- WildCard Edition on: January 07, 2013, 04:53:15 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on January 07, 2013, 03:18:53 PM

That pic looks like it's a miniature version someone built.

Yeah, I like the way that came out. I prefer the outcome of the game.  thumbsup
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: January 07, 2013, 02:03:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 07, 2013, 12:36:30 AM

Quote from: Lee on January 07, 2013, 12:29:27 AM

Yikes, only band I know that you mentioned is Sigh. I am getting old.

don't feel bad, all I recognize is Celldwelller.

I'm 0/10
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie]Rise of the Planet of the Apes on: January 07, 2013, 02:02:37 PM

Quote from: hepcat on January 07, 2013, 03:41:13 AM

To each their own, I suppose.  I enjoyed it quite a lot and am looking forward to the sequel.

this.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2012 -- WildCard Edition on: January 07, 2013, 02:00:35 PM
Went to the Texans v. Bengals game and had a blast! Hopefully they put up more of a fight against New England this time around

25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] Star Trek 2, AKA Star Trek Into Darkness on: December 03, 2012, 02:09:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on December 03, 2012, 12:51:12 PM

If I didn't know (or didn't notice the subtle emblem), there is nothing in that poster that says Star Trek.



Except the words 'Star Trek'...?  icon_wink
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 28, 2012, 03:53:38 PM

Quote from: hispanicgamer on November 28, 2012, 03:47:38 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 27, 2012, 08:36:30 PM


SyFy actually had a similar show on for a while. It was hosted by Shannon Doherty, if I'm not mistaken.

I believe it was called Scare Tactics and was hilarious but was dangerous. I think in one episode an actor pretending to be a serial killer was punched pretty brutally by the target.

This.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 27, 2012, 08:36:30 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 27, 2012, 06:14:39 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 27, 2012, 05:14:17 PM

Quote from: Punisher on November 27, 2012, 04:40:04 PM

Quote from: rickfc on November 27, 2012, 03:00:44 PM


Damn it, I just came to post this! But yeah, Best. Prank. EVER!!!

I was about to do the same.

I keep thinking if that was me, one of us would not have come out of there alive.

That could NEVER be done in the U.S.  Before the host got the words "You've been pranke...." out of his/her mouth, a team of lawyers would suddenly appear in an equally mysterious fashion and start handing out subpoenas like there was no tomorrow.

SyFy actually had a similar show on for a while. It was hosted by Shannon Doherty, if I'm not mistaken.
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Random Youtube Links Part 1: This time it's random Youtube Links (NSFW) on: November 27, 2012, 03:00:44 PM
Best prank on TV. Ever.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoJveRDptDs
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Pixar's next movie: Brave on: November 13, 2012, 08:23:38 PM
We were going to wait to watch it with my family next week, bu my daughter came down with the flu, so we just started it. Looks beautiful on blu ray.
30  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 07, 2012, 03:58:24 PM

Quote from: hepcat on November 07, 2012, 03:06:24 PM

I'm not going to say anything bad about Romney after he made such a gracious concession speech.  That was a class act.  I may disagree with him on almost all fronts, but at least he was a stand up guy when he realized he had lost.

This.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Movie]The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on: November 03, 2012, 06:15:29 PM

Quote from: Azhag on November 03, 2012, 03:37:52 AM

Does Jamie Foxx still do anything people watch? And can he play a serious comic villain? We'll see...

um, I plan on watching Django Unchained opening weekend.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The 2012 Health Improvement Thread on: November 03, 2012, 06:14:18 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on November 02, 2012, 06:54:08 PM

Quote from: Gratch on November 02, 2012, 04:56:18 PM

Let me know if you need any pointers (I got through college on scholarship as a goalie smile)

Yes please.   icon_biggrin

You are not any good until you can do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxe4r6SjH0
33  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: November 03, 2012, 06:12:24 PM

Quote from: th'FOOL on November 03, 2012, 05:11:54 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on November 02, 2012, 09:45:13 PM

He is pro-life
He is against gay marriage;  please note, I do not believe gay partners should be prohibited from receiving the same benefits married couples receive in regard to taxes, insurance etc.  From a purely religious stand point however, I believe "marriage" is between a man and a woman and I ask you to please let this go, as it is not worth discussing further than this.

Christianity doesn't own the word or even the concept of marriage, the thought that it does is ludicrous. Marriage as a concept predates Christianity and exists in just about every culture around the world. The semantic game being played is horseshit of the highest degree. If a pair of atheists can get married, so should a same sex couple.

dingdingdingdingdingdingding
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: November 02, 2012, 01:18:14 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 02, 2012, 05:25:34 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 30, 2012, 03:57:06 PM

Curious as to how things are going to turn though as the shows 2 creators have declined to renew their contracts and have left Hell on Wheels. 

well, here's a start:  third season renewal on hold after the executive producer/showrunner unexpectedly departs:

Quote
AMC just issued a statement confirming that Hell On Wheels showrunner John Shiban has left and that the series’ third season renewal is now contingent on hiring a new showrunner approved by the network.

Well, fuck.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: DISNEY buying LUCASFILM....More Star Wars coming... on: October 30, 2012, 08:32:38 PM
maybe they'll actually make a decent Star Wars movie now...?
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [movie] The Wolverine on: October 30, 2012, 05:04:55 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on October 30, 2012, 02:29:28 PM

Great poster!

Agreed. That is an awesome, awesome poster
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: October 30, 2012, 05:04:32 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 30, 2012, 04:09:45 PM

Quote from: rshetts2 on October 30, 2012, 03:57:06 PM

Curious as to how things are going to turn though as the shows 2 creators have declined to renew their contracts and have left Hell on Wheels.  They may be around for consulting but they are working on major network stuff now, so its doubtful they will have much input.  They kept the episodes at 10.  Thats not necessarily a bad thing as they kind of rambled last season and maybe they will tighten up the series and condense the story line a bit and try to eliminate some of the filler they fell back on so often last season.    My prediction for next season : 
Spoiler for Hiden:
Both major deaths in the finale, Lily and The Swede, were smoke screens and we will see both of them back next year


Spoiler for Hiden:
I too doubt the Swede is dead.  I think they're going to have to pretend he is Rasputin to kill him.

Well, the Swede did almost become the Joker to Bohannon's Batman.

Spoiler for Hiden:

It would be really hard for them to find a new adversary for him to have with Durant gone as well.

38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: The 2012 Presidential Debates Thread: Get Free Halo Armor! Final debate 10-22 on: October 30, 2012, 05:00:26 PM

Quote from: Eco-Logic on October 30, 2012, 02:29:51 PM


We have a fundamental disagreement, in that I believe if you or anyone label Obama as anything but an epic failure you probably ought to be tested before being allowed to vote. (I kid, sort of)


So, what you're saying is that anyone that disagrees with your opinion should be put under more stringent requirements before they're allowed to vote. Tell me, does this also apply to those of the opposite sex, different ethnicity, and/or sexual preference?
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] AMC's Hell on Wheels on: October 30, 2012, 01:09:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 30, 2012, 06:08:48 AM

woohoo!  season 3!

OH.HELL.YES.
40  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Donald Trump says he will release 'very big news' about Obama this week on: October 24, 2012, 06:06:25 PM

Quote from: Gratch on October 24, 2012, 04:41:49 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on October 24, 2012, 04:19:25 PM

Quote from: hepcat on October 24, 2012, 02:44:45 PM

If this is what Trump is producing today, I hope he gets taken to task for it.

And it's not even close....



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