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@  Maximus Ambus : (30 October 2020 - 02:21 PM)

I think I'll watch The Haunting (1963), Carnival of Souls (1962) and The Innocents (1961) for Halloween.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:19 AM

Hahahaha

 

If only! But I've been known to use the = ) smilie, at least. I dunno ... let's just follow the mental auto-complete.

 

Excellent work, Patchy. You take a lot of care in acknowledging opposing arguments and really presenting your case as a solution for readers on both sides of the debate, which is very nice to see in a subject like gun control testing for unborn gay welfare fetuses, which is a very controversial issue that can often lead writers to focus more on their own feelings in the subject than on their readers'. You've also documented your research very carefully, including your numerous citations for the Qu'ran and Wikipedia. Ordinarily, I would say that depending so heavily on just two of your sources would be problematic, but in this case, you've essentially organized your argument around these two perspectives and done the research where necessary to counter them or identify oversights, which is the important thing. I'm also very impressed with the presentation of the personal story to build interest at the beginning of the essay and establish yourself as having a "right" to speak on this subject, as well as the extra work you've put into clarifying transitions and definitions since the rough draft stage. Nice work! = )

 

Argument Paper Criteria:

Introduction that explains context and identifies central question: 10/10

Rogerian or Classical organizational plan, clearly forecasted: 10/10

Use of at least 5 sources in support of your argument and your opposition: 9/10

Use of relevant examples from these sources and sufficient support for your case: 10/10

Care taken to establish your ethos (both expertise and credibility) as well as mutual respect in the debate: 10/10

 

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Organization with an introduction, main points, and conclusion: 10/10 

Use of clear transitions between ideas: 10/10

Academic tone, approachable, avoiding slang but not overly dry: 8/10 

Editing for spelling, grammar, and mechanical errors: 9/10

Correct MLA formatting and documentation: 10/10

Extra credit for extraordinary creativity, inventiveness, or effectiveness: 2/0

 

Total: 98/100

 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 April 2015 - 11:21 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:29 AM

LOL. That's the most detailed feedback I've ever gotten, for a paper I never actually wrote, no less.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:34 AM

Ha! Yeah, I'm always amazed when students say that. I don't know what normal comp teachers do with their time. Then again, it also drove me to actual insanity in less than four years, so. Meh.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 April 2015 - 11:34 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:40 AM

In my experience it breaks down to some yes or no questions...

1. Does it meet the length requirement?

2. Does it feature the required amounts of in text citations and sources?

3. Does it demonstrate proper mechanics?

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:56 PM

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

That Vehicon's transformation is still incredible.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 04:04 PM

why is the picture have his dog

 

she's a lady



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 05:23 PM

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:30 PM

Am I seeing this right and the black car's roof, hood, and windows fold up into the legs of the robot?



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

Yes, it's pretty fantastic.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

Damn, I usually only see something like that on Studio Half-Eye's stuff.



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:52 PM

the Jet vehicon does the same thing and has wings!



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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:55 PM

Yeah, but the wings don't, like, disappear into his shirtsleeves or something. They're extraneous to the marvel that is Steve.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:38 PM

Ooh, that animator knows their stuff. Me likey!


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:30 PM

why is the picture have his dog

 

she's a lady

It could be someone else's dog


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Posted 13 April 2015 - 11:37 PM

my first thought as well.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:47 AM

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 

Does anyone else find this transformation creepy? It's like a robotic version of John Carpenter's Thing.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:54 AM

it's not 'creepy' for me so much as a better example of alien biology then say the more standard Autobot transformations that are basically kneel a certain way and let kibble drive you around



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 12:59 AM

It's a lot less spidery in person.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:44 AM

 

Yes, that's rather what amused me about it.

 

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Just gonna watch this for a bit now. 

Does anyone else find this transformation creepy? It's like a robotic version of John Carpenter's Thing.

 

 

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