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@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:04 AM)

'Take that! People who care about things!'

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:02 AM)

With Brian, he stopped being the voice of reason and started to be the right wing notion of a liberal, someone who's lazy, pretentious, doesn't work at anything, is every bit as abusive as the rest of the cast and only wins arguments with strawmen.

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

Of course, I stopped enjoying Family Guy around that time, so my bias is clear. XP

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:54 AM)

Is it because they changed or we changed?  Stuff that was charming, or at least, funny at first can get really annoying the longer you know a person... and I find that can go for fictional characters as well.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

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@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:45 AM)

One example is Family Guy where around season 8 Brian is suddenly reviled by everyone and has acted way out of character since.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:44 AM)

My least favorite thing in fiction is when it changes hands so you get a author, writer or showrunner who hates a character or messes with a arc/layout.

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)

Maclunkey

@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.


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#221 ultra magnus13

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:03 PM

Good lord. Yes, hopefully somebody smarter gets hold of that and shuts that nonsense down. 
 
The men making those complaints are ludicrous babies. There were dozens or hundreds of screenings they could attend - why do they need to object? They lost nothing. 
 
Can you classify women-only screenings as "discriminatory"? Sure, I guess you can, but why would you want to? What sort of man is so threatened by a cinema giving those women two hours of man-free movie? A sad, weird, pathetic kind of man with a startling lack of self awareness. This is a farce.


No. That's not how discrimination works. The lawsuit exists, and needs to exist, because there are still people that think discrimination against specific people is OK.
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 10:12 PM

These men have not taken this action to impart a lesson on discrimination. And again, they have also not been prevented from seeing that movie at that cinema. Nothing has been withheld from them. They're just petty little dudes who aren't smart enough to unpack their male privilege.

Discrimination laws are good, but this is the tiniest, most ridiculous thing to hang them on. This situation is not what those laws are for. These screenings do not constitute "unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people on the grounds of race, age, or sex". If you think it's unjust or prejudicial that these men couldn't attend these particular screenings, which they only cared about because they were told that they were only for women... Well. I mean really. Let's worry about some of the many, many instances of serious systemic discrimination faced by women before we persecute this cinema for giving a handful of women a small, transient safe space to watch a comic book movie. There are a lot more women out there with a legitimate reason to welcome a man-free space than there are men with the same reasons to be uncomfortable when surrounded by women.

This probably isn't really the place for having an in-depth conversation because this is the comic books area, not P&R (and I don't want to have to warn myself :) ). But this whole silly situation would be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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#223 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:39 AM

And thats the worst part of this farce. Their entire point being:

"Wonder Woman movie, yeah!"
"We are also offering select women only screenings."
"Whut? Why can't i go to those. RAGE!"

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means. The fact that their complaint has been upheld is despress9ng to say the least.

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#224 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:08 AM

They are idiots that really don't understand what discrimination means.

 

That's part of the issue. These men understand exactly what the state of Texas calls "discrimination" and this is - on a technical level - one of those instances.

 

That said, Alamo has offered a truce, telling the men that they'll apologize on the official Alamo Facebook and give each of the named plaintiffs a DVD copy of "Wonder Woman". Again, technically this is all Alamo has to do in order to legally rectify the situation.


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#225 Rhinox

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  


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#226 PiratedTVPro

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:37 AM

This is one of those cases where the Judge needed to step in.  Yes, this is discrimination.  I find for the plantiff in the amount of $1.  

Have a nice day, jackasses.  

 

That's what I would have liked to have seen.  

 

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.


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Yep.

#227 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 02:27 PM

Basically, if a private group had rented out the theater for the night, it would have been legal. 

 

But since the theater itself is officially open to the public, we're now having the issues we're having. 

 

If nothing else, if this does go to court, we'll have official rulings later judges can use as precedent in future cases. 



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

According to Texas law what they did was illegal, but only in the advertising of it. Also according to Texas law, they only restitution Alamo have to pay is to make sure the plaintiffs can see the movie, thus them offering them a Wonder Woman DVD (not bluray) each.

 

They could already see the movie! In all likelihood they probably had the ability to see the movie at that same cinema BEFORE the women-only screenings. Is this a sitcom?

 

Good to know that the "restitution" is not a great drama though.


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