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@  PlutoniumBoss : (29 November 2015 - 02:35 PM)

It's winter, there's nothing wrong with enjoying your beef with a Hot Dickens Cider.

@  abates : (29 November 2015 - 02:32 PM)

Hmm, it's almost that month I spell Decept<backspace><backspace>mber.

@  Rycochet : (29 November 2015 - 10:32 AM)

Perfect for bagels.

@  Cabooceratops : (29 November 2015 - 10:17 AM)

Montana Burgers: Freshly Dicked for Your Enjoyment

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2015 - 08:16 AM)

Remind me never to buy a burger in Montana.

@  unluckiness : (29 November 2015 - 08:07 AM)

I thought the duck went inside a turkey.

@  Boomhauer : (29 November 2015 - 07:58 AM)

You didnt have to censor that you already made your intentions to the cow pretty clear

@  Patchouli Kn... : (28 November 2015 - 11:53 PM)


@  Paladin : (28 November 2015 - 10:41 PM)

It's Midnight in Montana and I Can't Get My D*ck Out Of This Cow.

@  vertigo : (28 November 2015 - 11:22 AM)

Luckily I have a networked hard drive that I copied pictures and about 2/3 of my music to so it wasn't as bad as it could have been

@  unluckiness : (28 November 2015 - 11:00 AM)

I'm sorry.

@  Fnu Aw : (28 November 2015 - 10:56 AM)

New Pony episode starting!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (28 November 2015 - 10:44 AM)


@  vertigo : (28 November 2015 - 10:25 AM)

So my mac just died so spectacularly that it took the external hard drive out with it. I now has a sad.

@  Glenn : (27 November 2015 - 12:57 PM)

Mine came on Wednesday as well and I also chose free shipping

@  Confuzor : (26 November 2015 - 12:55 AM)

Well, I kinda lied about my friends buying him for me so that I can avoid the "spending money I don't have" lecture ^_^;;

@  GodmasterElvis : (25 November 2015 - 11:32 PM)

That's lucky. I chose free shipping, mine didn't even ship for a week or so, and when it did they just slapped a shipping label on the box.

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 11:24 PM)

youre more of a man than i am. i wouldnt be able to wait that long

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 11:23 PM)

Naw, I'm going to wait for my birthday (Dec 7)

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:52 PM)

have you opened him? he is glorious

@  Confuzor : (25 November 2015 - 10:25 PM)

My Amazon CW Devastator arrived today! I opted for free shipping and it was supposed to arrive some time next week. NOPE! Free 3-day shipping!

@  Telly : (25 November 2015 - 10:04 PM)

i dont want to see a single glimpse of spidey until im sitting in the theater. if marvel is smart (and they can do it) theyll do it that way

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 08:34 PM)

not good enough! I demand pictures of MCU Spider-Man!

@  BillBarclay : (25 November 2015 - 08:03 PM)

& noone's mentioning the Civil War trailer in this shout! c'mon! give Black Panther some love

@  Mighty Maximal : (25 November 2015 - 04:36 PM)

There sure are a lot of Black Friday Console offers in my neck of the woods nearly £100 of a Ps4 is not uncoomon

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:53 AM)

i've been hoping the same for almost six years. even the 3rd Parties don't seem to care about Omega much... :(

@  Shockwave 75 : (25 November 2015 - 10:39 AM)

Hoping for a G1/Animated hybrid Omega Supreme.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:08 AM)

why are there no preorders open yet for Victorion, anyway?

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 10:02 AM)

Scorponok is Jeb cuz he has no chance of winning. B ^ )

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 10:00 AM)

so what does that make Scorponok? Ben Carson?

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:59 AM)

I believe that was Victorion in the last ex-RID issue.

@  Rycochet : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

I don't recall Trypticon ever making an arse of himself demanding to see Optimus Prime's birth certificate. Must have happened during the Costa era after I just stopped caring.

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:58 AM)

There's Autobots coming in and energon coming out. And I say: We need to build a giant dinosaur wall. #Trypticon2017

@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 09:56 AM)

One's a barely-intelligent walking engine of war that destroys anything he touches. The other is a dinosaur that turns into a city.

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 09:54 AM)

i'm not sure comparing Trypticon to Donald Trump is the best way to win votes... #VoteOmegaSupreme

@  Boomhauer : (25 November 2015 - 09:49 AM)

Make Kaon great again. #Trypticon2017

@  Rycochet : (25 November 2015 - 08:10 AM)

Vote Saxon!

@  Paladin : (25 November 2015 - 07:50 AM)


@  unluckiness : (25 November 2015 - 06:12 AM)

High Energy Biscuits.

@  Cabooceratops : (25 November 2015 - 05:18 AM)

Some grocery chain in Texas.

@  Lisbon Virgo : (25 November 2015 - 04:24 AM)

What is HEB?

@  Fortress Iro... : (25 November 2015 - 01:42 AM)


@  Fortress Iro... : (25 November 2015 - 01:42 AM)

Transformers *will* be on sale on Black Friday.

@  Lisbon Virgo : (24 November 2015 - 04:35 PM)

It's what she posted on Facebook.

@  Mazinger : (24 November 2015 - 03:56 PM)


@  Kalidor : (24 November 2015 - 03:54 PM)

That's what she sa.. hey wait a minute. She didn't say that at all!

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:20 PM)

He's pretty quick on the draw~

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:19 PM)

Moot point since Kalidor started a new thread for the Scott McNeil announcement.

@  Vexwing : (24 November 2015 - 03:18 PM)

I found it, just not used to having two type fields on the page yet.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (24 November 2015 - 03:18 PM)

Let me guess, it's the thread you just posted in, right?

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:09 AM


I won't paste the whole article, but here's the gist of it:

The reason is a negotiating impasse between the studio and the six principal actors who voice the beloved characters on the animated series that hilariously satirizes middle-class Midwestern angst.

Difficult bargaining is nothing new for the show, which was created by James L. Brooks and Matt Groening. Fox studio execs have occasionally threatened to replace uncooperative cast members with sound-alike actors. But for the first time in nearly a quarter century of haggling, the executives have insisted that if the cast doesn?t accept a draconian 45 percent pay cut, The Simpsons will die an abrupt death as a first-run series.

You might remember actor Troy McClure once said "the Simpsons have come a long way since an old drunk made humans out of his rabbit characters to pay off his gambling debts. Who knows what adventures they'll have between now and the time the show becomes unprofitable?" Well, I somehow think they'll come to an agreement that sees production continue, but... dang.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:11 AM

We can only hope.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:13 AM

Hey look, you can dislike the show all you want: but its obviously still profitable enough to be on the air.

But asking the voice staff to take a nearly 50% pay cut... thats not cutting, that amputation. Granted, their earning ridiculous sums already for it... so... whatever. Not like it makes any real difference in the long run.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:16 AM

I think a "45% pay cut or your fired" ultimatum is pretty jivey. There's the part of me that doesn't care because I'd take 10% of one year of their pay and be able to make it last the rest of my life, though.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:26 AM

While I gotta admit it's been a damn good run for the series (heck 23 seasons is amazing), I'd hate to see it go. Of all the series on Fox's Animation lineup the Simpsons is the only one I care to watch anymore. All the MacFarlane shows are watchable but the shock value humor is getting old for me. Heck the funny part was the Simpsons used to be the Shock humor show when it first started and now has become more of the normal over the last two decades. But if Fox plans on finally killing off the show I can't say it's not been a long time coming.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:34 AM

I don't get it--what's the rationale behind such a massive pay cut? Going into this I thought it was going to be about the voice staff wanting more money, not negotiating less.

Maybe Fox needs that money to pay for all the horrible Family Guy spin-offs. Family Guy itself has become unwatchable. Every time McFarlane adds a new show, the original gets worse.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:36 AM

This is Fox we're talking about. The ones who last time this issue came up threatened to replace the cast with sound alikes.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Oct 5 2011, 09:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey look, you can dislike the show all you want: but its obviously still profitable enough to be on the air.

But asking the voice staff to take a nearly 50% pay cut... thats not cutting, that amputation. Granted, their earning ridiculous sums already for it... so... whatever. Not like it makes any real difference in the long run.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:47 AM

Clearly, this is just a ploy so Fox can greenlight Seth MacFarlane's fourth show for Sundays, "Balding Yellow Patriarch."

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE(awa64 @ Oct 5 2011, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Clearly, this is just a ploy so Fox can greenlight Seth MacFarlane's fourth show for Sundays, "Balding Yellow Patriarch."

You mean the new Flintstones show he's doing?

Someone quit giving him shows. He's the Tyler Perry of animated comedies.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:56 AM

They'll work it out. They always do.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

QUOTE(Benbot @ Oct 5 2011, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's the Tyler Perry of animated comedies.

Except his shows are sometimes funny.

EDIT: And by "his," I mean Seth's.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:05 PM

At this point, I honestly don't care if The Simpsons ends or not. I haven't watched it regularly since Season 21 I think. I've only seen two or three episodes since the last couple of years.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

I know I wouldn't like to take a 45% paycut, but then again I'm not earning nearly a fraction of what the Simpson's cast are ($8m each per season, apparently). No doubt they're doing a great job on the show but times are hard.

And even though the show gets bashed for not being as good as it was back in the day, if it were to be cancelled then a lot of people would miss it.

Hell, even if it is cancelled, I wouldn't be surprised to see it appear again after a year or 2. Just look at Family Guy and Futurama.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:51 PM

the POS show should have been cancelled years and year ago.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:00 PM

I haven't watched it regularly for years, and it's been at least a year since I bothered sitting down to watch a new episode. At this point, I think it would be better off just ending. $8 million a season is a bit absurd, and I think they and other overpaid people in that industry could probably do with a 45% pay cut as well. They'd still be doing immeasurably better than the rest of us, and have more money than they'd ever need.

On the other hand, when the Simpsons goes, FOX will probably just give MacFarlane yet another show so that Sunday will become completely unwatchable. The Simpsons, at least, had the advantage of characters I've grown to like over many years; so even if an episode is pretty half-assed, I could still probably tolerate it. I can't tolerate any of MacFarlane's stuff.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Oct 5 2011, 02:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I stopped watching The Simpsons regularly back in high school. ...And I graduated in 03.

Still, I don't vehemently hate it like a lot of people or even wish it would die. I just don't really pay attention to it anymore. And if the weekday reruns aren't showing an episode from the seasons I grew up watching, I typically change teh channel.

I am actually excited for episode I haven't seen (and considering I stopped around the same time as you, that's a LOT of episodes).

I'm just curious why Fox hasn't allowed Adult Swim to air the series. Family Guy is on some 6 channels around here at varying points in the week, so I'm curious why they are avoiding a potential revenue stream (which really could pay dividends, AS brought back Family Guy, maybe if they start showing Simpsons, younger viewers will take a renewed interest and maybe inject some life into the DVD sales and improve Sunday ratings?)

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:25 PM

I don't want it to end, I just don't care for it any more. I'll still watch it though just in case a new episode is actually funny. I keep being let down though and I become embarrassed for the people watching it with me since its so unfunny.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:04 PM

They could pretty much fire everyone but Dan and Hank and just have them do the show. I'm sure most people wouldn't notice Marge, Bart and Lisa missing icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:20 PM

I passionately wished for its death to save the show's dignity years ago. But now, it has been so sucky for so long. Finally, I just stopped caring. Luckily, by then it was the 80's and no one noticed.

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