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@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)


@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)


@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

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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. :)

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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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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