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@  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.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 08:03 PM

I can't understand how they managed to publish a comic that shreds all momentum Carol had going for her.


 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:40 PM

I can't understand how they managed to publish a comic that shreds all momentum Carol had going for her.

 

Her movie doesn't come out for 2 more years, nothing that happens now is of any relevance anyway


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:56 PM

So, in today's Steve Rogers: Captain America, Maria Hill wants to build a Brexit Wall.

Subtlety is not Spencer's strong suit.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:47 PM

So, the most important thing that happened in this month's comics was Thanos getting stabbed by four separate magic swords simultaneously.

On that note, I really want a "Swordvengers" team book with Excalibur, Hulkling, Black Knight and Guillotine now. And maybe someone else with a sword, I dunno.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:57 PM


1) Where did this happen?

2) Yes anything with Black Knight and Gillotine would get a look from me.


-ZacWilliam, 3) do you mean the team Excalibur or does an individual have the sword and the name now?
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:42 PM

There's a character named Excalibur. She's Dane Whitman's apprentice/lover. And she wields Excalibur. Subtle.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:21 PM

1) Where did this happen?


USAvengers, though it's in a different timeline.

3) do you mean the team Excalibur or does an individual have the sword and the name now?


Faiza Hussain, from Captain Britain and MI13.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

Supposedly Marvel is going to be backing away from big obvious political overtones in their books this year.

 

https://www.bleeding...-mind-politics/



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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:43 PM

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 09:58 PM

Replacing PM&IF with a solo Cage book is very sad. 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:45 AM

Yeah, from the looks of it it's gonna be a dark-'n'-gritty Netflix thing rather than the fun goofiness of PMIF.
Still, Walker's built up some goodwill, so I'll give it a look.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:28 PM

Yeah, that's my feeling. I'm confident we'll still have a good book on our hands. 


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:09 PM

Supposedly Marvel is going to be backing away from big obvious political overtones in their books this year.
 
https://www.bleeding...-mind-politics/


But thats the whole point of the X-Men

Even in the 90s they still had the social aspect

Ugh

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:36 PM

well i mean given how shit marvel treats em


 

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

So they're making an "Edge of Venomverse" miniseries.

With the regressive changes they've made to Venom recently I'm not sure how to feel about this.

 

I kind of hope Mania shows up just because I don't want Marvel to forget about her, but I also worry about what would happen to her in it.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 02:47 PM

Lee is the most boring protagonist imaginable, but I don't like that Venom's going back to Eddie, because that just significantly reduces the chances of Flash getting it back.



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Posted 03 March 2017 - 05:01 PM

The only positive I can think of when it comes to the symbiote going back to Eddie is that maybe Toxin can find someone interesting and be salvaged. Although, I don't know what the current state of it is since I didn't read the Carnage series.




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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:50 AM

Say, remember last year when some hack writer had Captain America join HYDRA for a cheap gimmick to build sales? And the huge backlash that resulted among fans for turning the creation of Jewish immigrants into basically a neo-Nazi?

 

Well, that same hack creator has doubled-down on that concept: now MAGNETO is joining HYRDA!

 

https://www.bleeding...e-nick-spencer/

 

 

a Holocaust survivor. in a a neo-Nazi fascist group. Really.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:38 PM

It should be noted that classic Hydra weren't Nazis, and that's only come up in the last couple of years, but... yeesh. C'mon, Spencer.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 03:11 PM

Say, remember last year when some hack writer had Captain America join HYDRA for a cheap gimmick to build sales? And the huge backlash that resulted among fans for turning the creation of Jewish immigrants into basically a neo-Nazi?

 

Well, that same hack creator has doubled-down on that concept: now MAGNETO is joining HYRDA!

 

https://www.bleeding...e-nick-spencer/

 

 

a Holocaust survivor. in a a neo-Nazi fascist group. Really.

 

Spencer's not a hack and Magneto is a hypocritical mass-murdering terrorist who believes in the superiority of his race.  I don't see a problem here.


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