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@  Paladin : (26 March 2019 - 08:17 AM)

mmm... idiot sandwich....

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.


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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:44 AM

What do you guys think might be the chances of this God Fire Convoy reissue including the Super God Sword?


Edited by Sabrblade, 02 October 2017 - 10:06 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:45 AM

He'll come with a new Ai-chan PVC figure. Just to make me buy the whole set. 



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

Now, to me, the question becomes, "What do I do with the three extra red Autobot Targetmaster guns?" Any suggestions? Are there three Autobot Titans Return figures that feel like they'd all go well together? Taking suggestions.

What do you guy think might be the chances of this God Fire Convoy reissue including the Super God Sword?


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#24 NightViper

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 11:53 AM

Orion Pax + Ptero + Targetmaster = Crosshairs?

 

I, uhm, yeah that's all I got. 



#25 Creedence

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:03 PM

Guess I'll pick up God Fire Convoy. I only have RID Optimus and never got any version of Magnus.

Still waiting on that Wilder...

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

Now, to me, the question becomes, "What do I do with the three extra red Autobot Targetmaster guns?" Any suggestions? Are there three Autobot Titans Return figures that feel like they'd all go well together? Taking suggestions.

I could, ah, make an offer.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

Oh man... my RiD Ultra Magnus has some serious yellowing due to sun damage.  If the price is decent, I might pick up the set to replace him.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

Yeah, I see myself getting God Fire Convoy because my original childhood set has seen plenty of use.

And I only got the two of them because I had a relative feel guilty about missing my first 10 birthdays, so I ended up with both Magnus and Prime that year without even asking. Good stuff.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:35 PM

What do you guy think might be the chances of this God Fire Convoy reissue including the Super God Sword?

Like Jim said, I'd think it's highly likely.

 

Which is fine, as my Brave Max has been using his pretty much since I got the Clear God Fire set.  He uses a vintage Master Sword handle since the original GFC set didn't come with one.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:42 PM

This reissue is going to be ungodly expensive. Calling it now. Pun intended.

 

I still have my Fire Convoy and God Magnus that I bought with Christmas money sometime in 2000. Probably one of the most exciting TF purchases of my life. I'd downloaded the first episode of the anime (with a ridiculous fansub, seriously, we owe so much to karyuudo), and I watched it over and over. Car Robots holds a very special place in my spark.

 

RiD not quite as much. The dubbing is great, but to this day I hate how they changed all the music and sound effects. There's something uniquely pleasing to me about the soundscape in anime between the 70s and the mid 2000s.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 12:43 PM

Takara catering to CR/RID01 nostalgia with this and UW Baldigus is the best thing and I hope it continues.

And much like UW Baldigus, this reissue is probably gonna be way out of my price range...

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

This reissue is going to be ungodly expensive. Calling it now. Pun intended.


I'm expecting ¥25,000, easily.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:11 PM

MP Fire Convoy when?

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

 

This reissue is going to be ungodly expensive. Calling it now. Pun intended.


I'm expecting ¥25,000, easily.

 

 

Me too.  I know people were hoping for as low as $150.

 

LG-EX God Ginrai is more than $150.  And he's smaller, without all the electronics, possible God Fire Sword, and extra nostalgia expense that comes with a reissue.  Needless to say, it's going to be expensive.

 

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:37 PM

I just want new tires for my old one.  :(


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

MP Fire Convoy when?

 

I legitimately don't know what they would do for an MP RID Prime besides take away his electronics and ladder-missiles. He's basically already show-accurate in every mode, fully posable, yadda yadda yadda. I guess they could make him a licensed truck.

 

Would he be bigger? I guess he could be MP Magnus sized. If, like, there were any chance they could sell a Magnus-sized non-G1 MP.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:08 PM

They could give him articulated fingers so you can take one photo of him flipping off the camera and then keep his hands as fists forevermore.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:17 PM

 God Fire Sword

 

Where did this name for the sword come from? Both the Japanese cartoon and the original clear God Fire Convoy giftset's toy bio used "Super God Sword".


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:23 PM

 

MP Fire Convoy when?

 

I legitimately don't know what they would do for an MP RID Prime besides take away his electronics and ladder-missiles. He's basically already show-accurate in every mode, fully posable, yadda yadda yadda. I guess they could make him a licensed truck.

 

Would he be bigger? I guess he could be MP Magnus sized. If, like, there were any chance they could sell a Magnus-sized non-G1 MP.

 

I admit that I don't own the original, but I was under the impression that he was really fiddly to transform? They could, like, try and fix that, surely.


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 02:25 PM

Not really? I haven't messed with that mold since I was a kid but I remember it being pretty straight forward.



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