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@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:00 AM)

For example, the English "J" sound consists of sounds that exist in German: Basically, it's just a "d" sound followed by a very soft "sh". Yet there are many Germans who insist on calling the late King of Pop "Michael Checkson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:58 AM)

I'm talking about names that should pe easily pronouncable if you just bothered to pay attention to how it's done correctly instead of insisting on "I speak X language and this is how I prounounce it!"

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 05:57 AM)

I'm not even talking about foreign names that have sounds that don't exist in the speaker's language.

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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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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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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.

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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