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@  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)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


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#1 Jason

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

What was the longer name for the Autobots that I Optimus Prime said they were in the movie with Shia LaBeuf? Also, do the Decepticons have a longer name? The last Transformer I bought was Windblade. I bought that one because of Supergirl. At first I got the big version of Windblade because I didn't know I would be going to a store that would have a smaller version, and I didn't even know there was a smaller version. For some reason they don't talk about the Transformers on the packages like they used to, but I'm pretty sure this is a female Transformer because of the picture on the package. I always like to play with Transformers when I'm watching TV, and I wanted one that turns into something that flies. I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically. I noticed Scourge when they reintroduced the Headmasters that are now called Titans, but I never liked the Headmasters enough to get one. I prefer Transformers that have their own heads.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:16 PM

Hi Jason.

I relocated your topic to the general Transformers Discussion forum.  It seems to be a more fitting location for this.

 

Windblade is indeed a female Transformer.  There is some really cool fiction about her both in the comics as well as in shows such as Robots in Disguise on Cartoon Network and the online series Transformer: Combiner Wars.

 

I too am not fond of my Transformers having other robots forming their heads, but I have to admit that the Titans Return line has been a lot of fun.  The toys are neat and the playsets make it fun to interact with the little heads.



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 03:30 PM

"We are autonomous robotic organisms from the planet Cybertron."

"But you can call us 'Autobots', for short."



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

"We are deceptively ignoble constructed organisms from the planet Cybertron."


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:33 PM

Aw, don't confuse the poor kid, he's going to go off thinking that's a real thing....
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?

 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 05:57 PM

You know, I did actually have that thought and meant to come back and edit the post, but forgot. Yes, my bad, not helpful. 

 

But it all becomes more confusing if I delete the post and it looks like Copper's talking to LV, so here we are. :)


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:01 PM

I also like Spinster and my view of Helicopters is if its off the ground unaided under its own power thats flying


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:17 PM


My feelings on helicopters is that TFs have antigrav to let them fly and so the copters and jets are only ever pretending to fly under the same physics and propulsion actual ones do anyway.


-ZacWilliam, my other feeling on helicopters is "ow ow ow! Don't stick you fingers in the spinning blades!"
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 06:29 PM

Hi Jason! The Decepticons haven't ever used a longer name to refer to themselves, but there have been a couple of different stories about where their name comes from. In one, Megatron said that the robots in charge of Cybertron called him a liar and a deceiver when he began to fight against them, but because Megatron really believed what he was saying, he decided he was proud to be a "deceiver," and called the robots that followed him "Decepticons" from that. In another story, before he turned evil, Megatron tried to warn the rest of Cybertron that the government was telling them lies by using the slogan "You Are Being Deceived," which led to the Decepticons basing their name on it.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

and Decivedicons is not as cool as Decepticons


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

I was playing with Spinister for the longest time, but my dad used to use technicalities, and he used to say that helicopters don't fly technically.

Flight is one those words that has several definitions, some of which are similar but subtly different:
https://www.merriam-...ctionary/flight

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:44 PM

The real world origins of these terms must be interesting. "Decepticons" is a bit out there... they're more about being evil than telling fibs, right? And "Autobots" tells you virtually nothing useful about the group's inclinations. Do we know whether the faction names came from Hasbro or Budiansky?

 

I think it's pretty easy to work out the real-world origins for the names - they're really just rooted in the "robots in disguise" concept, rather than the factions' ideologies. The Autobots turn into automobiles, and the Decepticons deceive you with their disguises. Simple as! 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:48 PM

I would never have gone to "automobile"... that makes sense I guess. Old people, man. 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:49 PM

A rotor is a wing!

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:50 PM

"A passing through the air or through space outside the earth's atmosphere" describes what helicopters do, but "an act or instance of passing through the air by the use of wings" does not.


Well, if you REALLY want to get technical...

https://en.m.wikiped...wiki/Rotor_wing

Of course, that first one also describes what a brick does if you throw it, so...


And it would be more than reasonable to write or say "He hurled the brick; it flew through the air and smashed into the window."

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:57 PM

Yeah, you can definitely say the brick took flight, it just wasn't under its own power.

G1 Megatron, on the other hand, moves through the air under his own power but does not have wings, rotor or otherwise. Because gravity is for the weak.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:18 PM

Technically, Kryptonians don't have wings. If anyone would have known whether helicopters fly or not, it would have been my dad because he used to be in the Air Force; and he used to teach a course in aerodynamics or something long before I was born. I'm the youngest of seven kids. Would any of the Transformer cartoons have a chance to having Windblade in them? There's Transformers: Rescue Bots, Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Transformers Prime, Transformers Animated, and Transformers: Robots in Disguise. I watched an episode of Robots in Disguise last night, and I know that one won't. Transformers Prime was the same as Transformers Prime Beast Hunters according to what I was able to bring up with my remote. My dad told me that if you throw a frisbee, it'll fly when I asked him.
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:25 PM

Windblade is in the current Robots In Disguise cartoon:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Windblade_(RID)

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:26 PM

Yes, she is in Transformers: Robots in Disguise towards the end of season 1.




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