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@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

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Holiday Feasts. What you having?

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#1 TriBlurr


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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:47 AM

So I thought this might be a fun topic.

This is my first time cooking Christmas dinner myself.

I'm preparing a Turducken which I'm brining the night before. I'll be making a chorizo sasauge stuffing to go with. I'm also prepping a lamb crown, roasted veggies, and overdone potatoes. Also making cornbread biscuits.

For dessert, I have made apple and bumbleberry pies. I also have homemade cookies in ginger and chocolate sugar varieties.

I like to cook.

What's your dinner plans?

Edited by TriBlurr, 24 December 2015 - 12:47 AM.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 06:14 AM

Ooh. Good thread.


Every year on Christmas Eve, my wife makes her traditional Cuban dinner of pork shoulder, black beans and rice, yuca, and fried plantains. For dessert, we will be having some of the peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies she made yesterday with ice cream.


EDIT: Oh, I forgot. I'm making Christmas Eve breakfast this year. Bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits and hash browns. And on Christmas morning, we always have cinnamon rolls. :)

Edited by Big Show, 24 December 2015 - 06:16 AM.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:27 AM

Tonight will be a friend's gathering/potluck for all of us without relatives near by. The host is making a ton of fried shrimp and I'm going to contribute with grilled eggplant.

Tomorrow is with a very dear friend. He is doing his 14 hour tomato sauce with sausage and homemade meatballs. I put it over brown rice but everyone else will be having pasta. I'm making an old garlic bread recipe my grandmother gave me that I always liked.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:35 AM

Tomorrow will be Dim Sum!

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#5 wonko the sane?

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:39 AM

Today is beef soup for lunch, and pancakes and bacon for dinner.


Tomorrow though: BARBEQUED TURKEY! Mash, stuffing, gravy, carrots, corn, and all the traditional stuff, including about 4 extra people at the table.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:03 PM

Christmas eve: Pizza. Lots of it.

Christmas day: Beef wellington at my parents'.

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Posted 24 December 2015 - 12:07 PM

I remember growing up my family would always do the same thing every year for Christmas dinner, which was basically Thanksgiving dinner again. There would be turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles. All that stuff.


I never really liked it. We just had all this a month ago on Thanksgiving, why do it again now? 


Last year it was just my brothers and I, so I tried to think of something different to do. My answer was to make spaghetti, but a 'super' kind.


It had two types of sausage, chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, and meatballs in the sauce, which I make a damn good sauce.


Well yesterday I realized we hadn't gone shopping for Christmas dinner, and my roommate works today. By the time he's off, the stores will be closed, so I just opted to buy dinner myself.


Well, I couldn't think of what else to do, so spaghetti it is again. Not sure if this will become the tradition, but I have all my meats ready to go, as well as the cheese to add to the sauce.

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Posted 25 December 2015 - 04:05 AM

I could deal with a Spaghetti dinner, especially after I came across the Mozzerella stuffed meatball recipe on youtube lately.


We celebrated on the 23rd with a Glazed Sliced Ham, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Butter Sauteed Green Beans, Corn taken off the cob from our garden this summer, A Raspberry Vinagrette Spinach Bacon Salad, a typical veggie tray, a Ritz, Summer Sausage and ColbyJack tray, and some of my mom's Coconut bon bons, Washed down with multiple types of Sparkling Apple Cider (non alcoholic). It was good.


Though I'm not making anything this year, for the large family gatherings I usually have made my Mexi Cheese and Chicken Pasta bake.


About 2 cups worth cubed Cooked Chicken(I typically buy a package or 2 Southwestern Precooked Slices)

About 1/2 to 1 full box of Pasta of choice (I usually go Penne or Mini Penne, but Macoroni, Rotini, ect works)

A can of Black Beans (rinsed if normal but occasionally I get the seasoned ones and keep the excess juices)

1 small can of Mexicorn or Southwestern Corn

1 large can of Tostitos Salsa Con Queso ( I recommend Tostitos as Store brands never quite come out right, also works well with the Queso Blanco)

A bag of Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese

Optional - 1/2 to 1 cup milk (to help spread the queso), Crushed Tortilla, Dorito, or Frito Chips, Sliced Jalepenos (preferredly non fresh to suit others palettes), Sliced Olives, French Fried Onions....


Essentially Cook your Chicken and Pasta. Blend them and the Beans, Corn and Queso together, pour into a casserole dish, top with the shredded cheese and the optionals. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, Not a dish the timid tend to go for but as long as you don't go overboard with the optionals it's usually pretty mellow cheesyness with enough of a kick that most people would enjoy.


It just occurred I should try switching out the chicken for some Beef taco meat....

Edited by Daith, 25 December 2015 - 04:07 AM.

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#9 wonko the sane?

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 12:23 PM

And now: for the greatest part of christmas! The leftovers! For lunch today: turkey on a Portuguese bun, with light mayo and a sprinkling of fresh cheese (I used some of the Gouda from last night!). Sometime next week: turkey a la king!

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#10 Fnu Aw

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 12:39 PM

So, so jelly.


Nothing on Christmas Eve. Last night I went out to the only restaurant that was open and had sushi.


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:25 AM

I was gonna have the tradtional Jewish Christmas meal of chinese food...but I've been having some stomache issues, so I just had..left overs of some kind...don't even remember..might have just been some chicken.  Might finally get the chinese food tomorrow night.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 07:16 AM

My sister treated the family to a buffet.


I ate my guilt.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:22 PM

For the past decade or so, my brother puts together a themed holiday breakfast for everyone in the family on Christmas morning.  Every year is a different theme and the dining table and surrounding area is completed decorated in that theme.  He'll even put together a printed out themed menu with each breakfast dish called some kind of silly name based on the theme.  It's almost like sitting down in a restaurant for a holiday breakfast.


This year the theme was, "Ginger Bread People."  The dish I had chose was called, "Boys to Ginger Men: Can't Dunk This!"  It contained and I quote, "Round Breakfast Pan Style dish with all the greatest hits in one record!  Hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, cheese, sausage, ham, peppers, onions, gravy, and salsa."  All that was in between 2 huge spinach tortillas and decorated (holiday themed, of course) to loosely resemble a vinyl record.


As for Christmas dinner, we really don't go all out on that.  Used to back when I was a kid, with everything basically being a copy of Thanksgiving dinner, but everyone got tired of that.  So now for the past several years, we just have a big oven baked ham with yams, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, and regular salad.  I usually don't eat very much for Christmas dinner, as the themed Christmas breakfast keeps me filled up for most of the day.

#14 wonko the sane?

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:26 PM

I don't even know if we're doing anything on new years day... considering the 2nd is my sisters birthday (and the bitch wants seafood!) and on the 3rd we're road tripping to ottawa (2.5 hour trip.) to visit my grandfather in the veterans home.


Frankly... I could murder a home made mac and cheese. That would be all it took to make me happy on new years day.

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 08:36 AM

The holiday feast we had started on Christmas eve.  Where my mom made lot of Italian food.  We had lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread, fruit salad, normal salad and even order some pizza for my niece and nephew.   Then on Christmas day when we hung out with the extended family we had another feast of Honey ham, turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, cranberry sauce and just lot of traditional Christmas foods. Where for deserts we had various pies, cookies, and cup cakes.  So much good food.


With New Years approach I usually go to a party were we have pancake meal at midnight which will be fun.

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 03:24 PM

A family friend who hunts gave me like ten pounds of venison as a gift - the best cuts are going in the dehydrator for jerky (*drools*) but the ground deer is going in some awesome chili for a NYE feast. It shall be epic. :thumbsup


Hug, I should not have come out and said that Deer Jerky is imminent. Some of you crazy huggers would kill a Wheels for that shit and are a little too close geographically for comfort.  :p  :D