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@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

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Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight


Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis proposes Congressional Term Limits....WAIT!?

GOP What?

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#21 Rust


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 04:14 AM

Bernie Sanders will be 79 years old in 2020.


He's not going to be President.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 09:32 AM

Most likely, but they want to stop progress all together at this point.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 11:05 AM

I don't buy it.


Look at the sources. Seriously, I don't buy it.


I'm not a politician, and though I am more informed than most, but not as much as some, and I still can't see fully how/why this is a bad or good thing.


But, look at the patterns. And look at the source.


The pattern: On the surface, like a lot of Republican bills, it looks good. Much like FADA (who doesn't want religious freedom?) or HB2 out of NC (who doesn't want to protect little girls in bathrooms?). But like FADA and HB2, both proposed by Republicans, below the surface, the end result actually targets people are the already-marginalized into being even more marginalized (freedom of religion.... for businesses to discriminate against gay couples; and assaulting transgendered persons entering bathrooms indicated for something different than their biological sex).


Consider the source: Republicans. Both bills proposed by Republicans, who also want to end Planned Parenthood and limit protections for victims of sexual assualt on campus, and bypass ethics review of Trumps's cabinet picks, just to name a couple of gems.


So consider the source, and then they propose something like this, and it's "all" good? Nah, I don't buy it.


Maybe there is long-term game here, much like the proposed budget revisions leading up to repealing ACA; there's a long-game here. But it's a long game that, once the pieces are in place, there's no recourse; there's no going back after it's royally hugged.


I know the "ending superPACs" meme and replacing it with non-existent caps for individual donors will ENSURE that elections are bought by the top 1% and no one else will be able to influence politics EVER, including average Joe you or I. The Koch brothers and Bill Gates and co. for example will be like the only ones who influence elections forever. So that's all bullshit.


Also maybe this bill has something to do with who's retiring also, or who's been there the longest. Logic dictates that the majority of new blood in the US Congress are tea-party/Trumpian Republicans since they took over the majority in the last 8 years. So it stands to reason that:


1) Most of those who have been there the longest are the ones with any sense remote of propriety and a brain (McCain, Sanders, Warren, etc.) that have been keeping the gears turning DESPITE what the tea party have been trying to do (destabilize the country), that's why they (mostly) keep getting re-elected; and this term-limit cap proposal kicks out those who have been there for a bit, and would actually help sustain all that is good and just in the US (mostly the Democrats at this point), and

2) based on how the Trumpians think things should be run, the US won't last 4-8 yrs with them in power, so they won't care if it all dies, cus they'll lay the gorundwork to pillage all they need from the country in that short amount of time with bills like this, and retire to Bora Bora or something as we all kill ourselves fighting over what little they left for the rest of us.


Plus, limits on lobbying after departing Congress are also what Trump wants, so whoever leaves can't come back and do any bad... OR good.


So, to sum up, you have mostly new anarchists who have recently been voted in, who want to impose limits for those who have been there keeping things afloat, and after making them all leave, make it so they'll almost never come back (given their age) to fix, as private citizens, what those who have now taken over the government can and will continually break.


I don't buy it.


This is what makes hyper-partisanship, doubling down, etc., and I admit my bias. When you have a group that continually lets you down, after you continually give them chance after chance after chance, there is going to be a mental "giving up" of sorts, and you won't trust the next thing that comes out of their mouth, like, ever again. That's what the tea party felt like happened with the US, so they conquered it. I liked how things were, but I am not a rich man, and never will be. They weren't perfect, but given where things are aimed now, it WAS better. But now they've conquered the system and directed all its benefits towards them, and duped enough people into allowing them to do so. Fine. We should conquer it back.


Remember the Jan 15 nationwide grassroots protests to protect Medicare and ACA, folks. Find your local organizers and get out there. That's a first step; get involved. That's how they did it starting 8 years ago. Now we do it back. Obama says so, Sanders says so, Congressional aids say so.



Edited by Megaplex Prime, 13 January 2017 - 11:30 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:32 PM

^This. Also thanks for linking guide. Was something I missed linking.

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