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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.


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Rumor mill: Hasbro to acquire TakaraTomy?


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#1 Nevermore

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:36 PM

https://seekingalpha...sbros-gunsights

Hahahahahahaha. Ahahahahahahahaha.

EDIT: Wait. I've fallen for Seibertron reporting a months-old story from elsewhere.

Edited by Nevermore, 08 November 2017 - 07:39 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Your laughter is apt then.

There honestly doesn't seem to be anything worthwhile there, but no surprise. Doesn't seem to serve much purpose beyond the old HE TELL ME wank and summoning the usual crowd of BOO HASBRO YAY TAKARA geniuses who think such deals include unique market culture.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:18 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


Edited by LV!, 09 November 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:22 AM

"Fan"-tastic indeed. Jesus Christ that guy.

 

Either way, even if Takara were to be in BIG trouble it's much more likely Hasbro would go "ah thats too bad bye guys" than bother with a buy-out. At absolute best they could try to hire some of their internal TF staff just to be nice. Otherwise is madness.


Edited by Boomhauer, 09 November 2017 - 11:23 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:26 AM

I'd foresee Hasbro either continuing to work with whomever would buy TT out, or just straight-up hire their engineering team, rather than buy the entire company if TT did go under.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

I'd like to believe they'd hire Takara's engineers because, uh, they generally suck at engineering their own house Transformers. I don't know that they actually would, though.

 

Oh come on, like that Michael Bay pennywhistle album was any good.

 

What, you didn't like Badde Boyes?



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:37 AM

There's also gobs and gobs of red tape when it comes to foreign companies investing in Japan. Even if Hasbro is very keen to buy Takara, odds are good the Japanese government wouldn't let them, or wouldn't let them on terms that Hasbro shareholders could live with.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 11:57 AM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 

This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.



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Posted 09 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

It's Dinobot-Wrecker Syndrome--the assumption that all entities make decisions based on your perspective, and that they'll base future decisions on upholding patterns in your reactions.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:22 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.

 
This is the one that gets me. Yes, of course Hasbro would buy Takara for the sake of... getting rid of their engineers to be evil. Or something.

Some local gems suggest that Masterpieces would now be hollow like RID/CW figures... because Hasbro buying Takara apparently mutates toylines now.

Like those immediately tired "hurr durr now they'll put Mickey Mouse in the Avengers" jokes when Disney bought Marvel, but somehow dumber.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

The title to this thread needs to be changed.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 02:25 PM

...wow, in just reading that one page I stumbled across the name of a dumbass I used to encounter on local fora. And the more things change, etc

Edit: I read back one more page to confirm this opinion and even aside from just him I had to stop reading because I need my brain cells for work.

Edited by lastmaximal, 09 November 2017 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

There is a fantastic post on TFW about it that includes someone prophesying the end of the movies' influence and that G1 will reign supreme on the strength of quality and nostalgia forever, I assume the same way 12" Joe and cowboy toys and pennywhistle music have.


That user is infamous for long-winded absurd posts full of factual inaccuracies, faulty reasoning and other bull**** for the sake of pushing his own agenda. I recently smacked him down good in another thread.

Edited by Nevermore, 09 November 2017 - 03:57 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 09 November 2017 - 04:44 PM

Oh, I know. He's one of the most hilariously wrongheaded bloviators in the fandom. Always has been.



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