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@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2017 - 12:07 PM)

You know that Patton Oswalt knew he'd made it as an entertainer when people stopped asking him whether he was Pat or Oswald and where was the other one.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 10:20 AM)

He does lots of voice work, but it was young Oswalt in my dream, so I guess it was the King of Queens edition.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2017 - 09:56 AM)

I only know about Patton Oswalt from Transformers.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:11 AM)

We won because Ellen kept going up the other teams and telling them to not worry about their hair looking silly in their helmets.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2017 - 09:10 AM)

I had a dream I was in a team kick scooter competition and the 3 people on my team were Ellen DeGeneres, Patton Oswalt, and my third grade bus driver.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If you are looking to recoup some of the costs, I mean

@  WorkbenchManiac : (20 October 2017 - 07:26 PM)

If it works, I might be willing to take it off your hands. I've been meaning to get one for customs and such.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:34 PM)

If that thing works, I can use it for potential future cases like this as well.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

Ordered a watchmaker pin remover from Amazon.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 12:33 PM)

No, bought the set at a convention.

@  Robowang : (20 October 2017 - 08:14 AM)

That's never good. Buy it from a place that will replace it?

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2017 - 04:57 AM)

Gaaaah, Hasbro. My Transformers Tribute Optimus Prime (from the two-pack with Orion Pack) has a misassembled part that has another part connected to it via a metal pin...

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I just know they have the same ID number in the computer as deluxes, so the search feature on the website is useless.

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:21 PM)

No idea on price.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 05:14 PM)

Oh thanks. I just assumed it was a special item. Does that mean it'll be the $18ish the normal Deluxes are or can Walgreens price them separately?

@  Robowang : (19 October 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Before you go hunting at Walgreens, know that the Clone two-pack number is identical to the regular deluxe number. An in-stock listing for the clones likely just means they have deluxes in stock.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:49 PM)

I had met him at BotCon 2014, he was a vendor there. He was part of the group I hung out with at the day at Universal. Really fun guy, it's sad he's gone.

@  Vexwing : (19 October 2017 - 04:46 PM)

I'm not sure if anyone here knew James Conan Gouig, but he passed away. Suicide, sadly.

@  Locoman : (19 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

TR Triggerhappy's shoulders are terrifying.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2017 - 03:18 PM)

Don't you hate when you join a Facebook group only to find that the moderator is a fool?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2017 - 03:04 PM)

CRAAAAAAAWLING IIIIIN MY BRAAAAAAAAINS

@  Paladin : (19 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

must've been out of Kandrona.

@  Shrug : (19 October 2017 - 07:09 AM)

Least it wasn't a weird scratchy noise IN YOUR BRAIN.  Or was it.  Maybe you found it after it crawled out?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 October 2017 - 02:47 AM)

Mine starved

@  Waspinator : (19 October 2017 - 02:16 AM)

Watch out for brain slugs

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2017 - 01:34 AM)

Got replacements, so yeah. Main thing is, if you hear a weird scratchy noise in your headphones it might not be static..

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 October 2017 - 01:28 AM)

Nuke the headphones from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.


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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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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