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@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Unless I decide to do a voluntary Saturday shift.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:20 PM)

I can stay up 2 or 3 AM, sleep as long as I want, do my chores, go to work, and look forward to two days of weekend, every week until the end of the year.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:19 PM)

Working permanent late shift is awesome, despite the weird looks my coworkers give me.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:18 PM)

Especially now that I have every Saturday off.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm so glad I have a guaranteed five-day work week.

@  Paladin : (25 May 2018 - 01:58 PM)

first day off in ages & I wound up baked. and not in the fun way...

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:22 PM)

one thing im worried about if i get it is im gonna love it and then ill be lost in gundam models lol

@  Telly : (24 May 2018 - 10:21 PM)

ill have to keep an eye on that one

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

https://www.gundamplanet.com/hg-ms-06-zaku-ii-type-c-c-5-gundam-the-origin-ver.html

@  Steevy Maximus : (24 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Bandai just released a new Zaku in the Origin line, looks like the new definitive at the HG price point

@  Liege : (24 May 2018 - 12:42 PM)

@Telly try the HG rather than the RG, there are a ton of great Zaku variants that are doable for beginners

@  RichardT1977 : (24 May 2018 - 11:02 AM)

If there is an economic system, somebody will find a way to abuse it for personal gain.

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

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"Var mode"? Explain yourselves.


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#41 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

I tried to watch Combiner Wars. My browser crashed halfway through the second episode. I took that as a sign and stopped right there.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:17 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.




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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Leader-1 was here before all'a yas! And he'll be here after these memes are forgotten.

Till are are one.

Leader-1.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#46 D Buster Prime

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:01 PM

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

 

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.

 

Here in my var

I feel safest of all

I can lock all my doors

It's the only way to live in vars


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Nonsense; mischief; often, a treacherous or deceitful trick.


#48 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hey! (hey!)

You! (you!)

Get into my var!


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

Var mode

jAm

Why my shoulders hurt

Rigid Grill Structure

WTCHOP

Hand Lasers

Leader 1

Bonecrusher hates your list tec because one again you half assed it


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:38 PM

I guess I had to have been there for it
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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:39 PM

Gotta admit, Leader-1 is one I'd entirely forgotten. Energon kinda obliterated my memory of Armada dub errors.

 

(And everything else.)


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#52 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

Energon just has nothing worth remembering.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

Except the toys they where good.and I did enjoy the comics more then the show


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

...I think I just enjoyed the toys.  Decepticons mostly, anyway.  And making a Hot Shot turtle out of two Hot Shots.  Turt Shot.


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#55 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

 

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I thought it was from some boring mecha anime I'll never be interested enough to watch, like GERWALK... Now I kind of wish it was.



#58 Copper Bezel

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

Those are all kinds of vars. It can mean any kind of cehicle. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#59 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

Even anivals can be vars.

(Although they aren't always vars. Bisk only has one var mode.)

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

.... in before Mayhem?


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