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@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers


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#41 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 05:26 AM

I'm watching it tomorrow. I'm wearing my Ant-Man costume so better pad up the helmet.

Really hope it's good!

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:57 PM

i have to wait til thursday :(


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Posted 28 June 2018 - 11:50 PM

Hopefully they utelize the Wasp character in an effective and logical manner

I mean we don't want this to end up

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 01:37 PM

Saw it. No spoilers. Two bonus scenes at the end. On mid credits (important) and one at the very end (skippable if you really need to go to the bathroom)

Have to say that Wasp and (almost) Hank are on the same footing as Ant-Man. Wasp probably got the best of the action scenes, honestly.

Pena still got laughs but the audience laughed at a lot of parts.

Btw, I didn't see the trailer before hand so I don't know who Janet's actor is. I suddenly thought, what if they got Sharon Stone to play her, hehe.

Ghost is pretty great! Love her and wanted more. Secondary villain is, who? Dunno him.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:38 PM

FYI the trailers don't show anything about Janet. Same goes for any of the commercials (that I have seen).

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Posted 03 July 2018 - 05:31 AM

Should be a sequel that surpasses the first one



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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:28 AM

This is much lighter than the first one. But not Ragnarok Guardians level of silly. I actually feel that Paul Rudd can get away with being funny but acceptable but Michael Pena and co is the one that makes it a little more unrealistically silly.

Wasp really would be better trained to fight than Scott cuz she was training while Scott was just prison brawling.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 07:36 PM

Spoiler


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:00 PM

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I thought the same thing myself.

 

Very much enjoyed the movie, though I don't think I liked Ghost  as much as I liked Yellowjacket from the first.  The effects were pretty damn cool again, though that has been a staple of the MCU.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:48 PM

Saw it this afternoon. It was good. Some of the jokes fell kind of flat. I liked the Ghost.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 11:39 PM

I liked the Ghost.

 

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im liking that the villains are being more than being bad for bads sake. sure those are fun too from time to time, but a relatable one is good too


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Posted 07 July 2018 - 04:04 AM

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

I came away thinking that I would have preferred Sonny Burch to have been an Englishman... if for now other reason that Giant-Man could have used the "Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum" line from Jack & the Beanstalk.

 

I noticed that some of the dialogue from the trailers got cut from the final release.

I thought it was an enjoyable, mindless kind of popcorn flick.  Infinity War is a pretty big act to follow so I wasn't expecting to be blown away.  I thought Wasp got great fight scenes but little in terms of character development.

 

It's funny, but I think my favourite part of the film was the intro, which was technically a rehash from the first film.  Maybe because it was a scene with hero'ing and actual stakes.  The rest of the film was pretty light on those two aspects, unfortunately, so definitely not really much of a superhero movie than a film about people with science-y powers pursuing personal agendas.  That's a bit of a letdown.



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Posted 08 July 2018 - 01:10 PM

Im kinda irked that the last post credits scene was spoiled in trailers and TV ads both. Definitely stay for the mid credits scene as it has the larger connection to the rest of the MCU. But unless youve stayed completely away from any previews and TV ads the end credits scene isnt worth staying for.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:12 PM

That was the only part that I didnt like. The rest of the movie was just cool.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 05:11 PM

Who was that guy anyway? Sonny Birch? An Iron Man villain? Comic Ghost was an Iron Man villain too, right?

I loved the science-y parts cuz it made it feel like a madcap affair instead of a heist (ala the first movie). Scott actually felt a little lost with all the jargon and I kinda liked that. It was a Hope and Hank adventure, really. I like this new Ghost but if she was the more tech oriented comic Ghost, it would have been great too.

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 06:43 PM

Sonny Burch was not so much a villian as much as a would be competitor for Stark Industries.

It surprised me too that he was being used, since his comic persona was pretty much covered by Gary Shandling (minus the hydra) in previous movies.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 01:02 AM

it kinda makes sense in-universe that with Hank being 'back in business' so to speak that the current generation of science business badguys would be after him and his tech since well he isn't as insulated from attack as Ironman obviously is at this point.



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Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:58 PM

I really just want to know who Sonny's buyers were, exactly.

 

Other than that, suitable Infinity War palate cleanser, which is exactly what I expected.  It's not a smart movie, but it's not trying to be.  Better than the first, at any rate.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:35 PM

My local theater isn't getting it. Guess I'll have to live vicariously through you lot.



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