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@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.


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Stormer is best Misfit, a Jem and the Holograms reboot discussion

Jem and the Holograms Misfits big hair reboot comic movie toy

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#1 Robot Viking

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:35 PM

So, the Jem and the Holograms comic should debut any day now, (I'm guessing the 17th,) and the movie is slated for an October release.  I thought it might be worthwhile to have a general discussion topic for the series reboots.
 
Here's a link to bios for the band members for the Holograms and Misfits for the comic.  There's some interesting info in there, not the least of which is that Synergy apparently adds a full six inches to Jerrica's height as Jem to put her on equal footing with the lanky Pizazz at 5'11".  Not sure how much of that is due to those insane shoes...
 
Oh, and here's a link to an in-universe interview of Jem by Rio.  Interesting that he seems to be some music scene blogger now, as well as possessing a fierce duckface. :D
 
My SO and I have been rewatching the episodes of late and having a good laugh at how crazy things could get with attempted homicide right out of the gate, not to mention the breakneck pacing the show had!  We had both only caught little snippets growing up, so it's been interesting going back and seeing it from the begiining.  We've both already had to reevaluate our opinions on Rio, for example.  Poor guy was trying to do the right thing.
 
Well, hopefully this is enough to get some discussion going.
 
EDIT: And somehow I typoed the title.  Hopefully somebody on staff will be kind enough to correct that for me. :doh

Edited by Shattered, 16 March 2015 - 04:39 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

Cool. thanks for the links.



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 06:37 PM

You're welcome.  I could rehash some of the older information as well if people want it collected in one topic.  I know that we had some good discussion on the show before around the announcement of the movie's cast, so I'm hoping that the comic's debut will get some interesting dialogue started.  Otherwise, I might be forced to draw random fanart to amuse myself. ;)



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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:25 PM

uh that's not how you spell Pizzazz, man you need to see a doctor about that advanced tecism 

 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 09:16 PM



uh that's not how you spell Pizzazz, man you need to see a doctor about that advanced tecism

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Don't make me come over there....

 

(PS Fun trivia, Stormer's voice actress is the woman behind Arcee.)



#6 Scavgraphics

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:27 AM

I think there's like 2 other Jem threads.



#7 Robot Viking

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 04:39 AM

There was the one with the tiny pic of the live-action movie and the confirmation that Kimber and Stormer will be a couple in the comics, and there was the cast announcement one, which I can't even find any more.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:24 AM


My JEM status?

Comic looks like it may be a perfect update.

Movie looks... Like it's kinda off base but it's really early to judge.


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 08:53 AM

As long as the bulldozer transforms...

Btw, what's the GI Joe / Transformers link in Jem again? Hector Ramirez the reporter?

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#10 Robot Viking

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 04:55 PM

There are several, it seems.  Including Vector Prime declaring the show's events canon in the G1 cartoon universe in the second AllSpark Almanac..

 

But yes, Hector Ramirez is in Jem and the Holograms and the Transformers, as well as GI Joe and Inhumanoids.   For a bumbling idiot, he seems to be a plot (and/or disaster) magnet.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:21 PM

It's been over a day, so I don't feel too bad doubleposting.

 

Thee comic won't come out tomorrow- I cleared that up with the local comics shop and verified that it will be released next week on the 25th.

 

I also did up a quick Stormer doodle because why not. EDIT: Added Kimber.

 

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If people like it, I might upload the full size version to my dA account and make some more.


Edited by Robot Viking, 18 March 2015 - 09:08 PM.