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@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:48 PM

I suppose every kid born these days has to be a low-attention-span hyperactive, because Marvel and Disney keeps targetting this specific demographic.

 

 

I watched the first episode out of curiosity and it runs along at breakneck speed, barely slowing down for us to even get the names of the characters... all of whom are pretty hyperactive fast-talkers, though none more than the princess herself. I dunno what's more annoying, her voice or her horrific smile that she wears all the time. Though that's all forgettable once you hear the voice of Flying Princess Ponyhead, who probably is only alive because she has no lungs to damage with her cigarette addiction. :D

 

With this, and Seven D, I wonder what the heck Disney is doing. I cannot believe that I am looking back at the times with nostalgia when they just created pointless shows for the comedy reliefs of their successful movies like Timon and Pumbaa.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

Keep in mind the technology curve. TV shows now have to compete with the attention of smartphones and tablet computers. They have to be fast paced and move quick to keep kids invested, least they become bored and find entertainment elsewhere.

 

Also that song is a lot of fun and strangely hypnotic.


Edited by Rust, 21 January 2015 - 05:00 PM.

Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 05:02 PM

That may be the case, but it totally looks like the creators are hitting a red bull can every 15 minutes.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:52 PM

That looks awesome.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:07 PM

So what is this? Disney's mix of Adventure time and Steven's universe?



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:09 PM


It should dream of being Steven Universe.


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

To be fair,the 90s really were a Cartoon Renaissance.


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 07:47 PM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?

Indeed! He should've kept his hateful mouth shut! Gaaaawd! Such negativity... so tiresome!

 

 


To be fair,the 90s really were a Cartoon Renaissance.

And madness... maaadneeeess! 8O
 

 

Sheer unspeakable madness! 8O


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Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Why does almost ever cartoon look like this art style? Getting tired of it.



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:55 AM

Wow, what an intro! I think it's the game noises that make it hypnotic. Puppies with lasers!

Disney has Gravity Falls and it doesn't go at breakneck speeds.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:15 AM

Why do you watch these things if you're just going to piss and moan about them? Is there that little joy to be had in Hungary that you have nothing better to do than be a crotchety old geezer who thinks cartoons were better in their day dagnabbit?


Nah. I WISH I had that much free time! I still have to finish the old Doctor Who series. :)
I am a cartoon enthusiast. I always check out every new toon for a few episodes before deciding whether to continue watching them or not. In this case one episode was pretty much enough for me to stop watching, other times it took me a few episodes to actually warm up to a show.
I am not complaining, I am just noticing a trend here. Just check all the Marvel cartoons that are ongoing at the time. And the Hungarian cartoon channels are airing stuff like Fairy Oddparents and Johnny Test and Regular Show ALL the time, so if I tune on randomly I always encounter these. Frankly at this point it's oddly Nickelodeon that has the best shows, with some rare good shows produced for CN or Disney like Over the Garden Wall or Steven Universe (I don't like the latter, but I admit it is well written - it's just not for me).

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:30 AM

Saw the first ep. Designs remind me of an animated Scott Pilgrim comic mixed with Gumball. Pony Head and freaky and not at all evocative of My Little Pony. Holy cow the laser puppies are regular characters, haha.

If they pair a slice of life ep with a monster of the week sci fi fantasy action fest in every 20min block, it would rock.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:20 PM

I watched this the other day and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the animation.

 

So nice...

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:29 PM

I question our sanity here sometimes. I can't really get into anything Disney has put out in recent years outside of Star Wars Rebels and the Marvel shows. This seems way too sugar high for me these days.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 05:33 PM

 Though that's all forgettable once you hear the voice of Flying Princess Ponyhead, who probably is only alive because she has no lungs to damage with her cigarette addiction. :D

 

 

...What!? Where in the world did you get "cigarette addiction" from "stereotypical sassy black friend" voice?



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:17 PM

 This seems way too sugar high for me these days.

 

And yet.. That's what some people said about our shows.



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:34 AM

I kinda gave up 3 minutes in but it's nice to see a show defying gender roles for women.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 02:55 AM

This is a fun show. Really well animated as seems to be the Disney norm these days. Star and Marco are fun characters and they have some good places to grow. Theme song is really, really catchy.

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:37 AM

I question our sanity here sometimes. I can't really get into anything Disney has put out in recent years outside of Star Wars Rebels and the Marvel shows. This seems way too sugar high for me these days.



Disney has Gravity Falls which is deeply awesome.

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