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@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.


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#661 grifter

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:54 PM

 

I don't think we're going to hit our miles this year, but I do know we're much better than last year. More people doing more exercise, which is the point. I'm proud of us all.

FIGHT ON!!!

(that was needlessly dramatic...)

 

Miles:   4565.12 + 26.8 = 4591.92
Upper: 48016 + 996 = 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16275 + 304 = 16,579


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#662 wonko the sane?

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Miles:   4591.92 + 3 = 4594.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

Still, we should get within 350 miles or so, so I would be more than happy to declare the whole thing a success.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 08:13 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:29 AM

I picked up some cross-country skis, now I just have to wait for the snow to come back. I've never actually cross-country skiied before, it looks like a lot of fun.

It's a good work out, and if you're actually interested in doing it, it's a lot of fun.

 

If you think it's like downhill skiing: you're going to be disappointed. I'm biased though cause my first experience was with cub scouts "Hey! Let's go SKIIING!" and then three hours of cross country and not downhill like everyone expected.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:20 PM

Miles: 4594.92 + 3 = 4597.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run. Going to do one more week at 3 miles, then up to 3.5. Also, going to finally get around to watching the troubleshooting video and see if I can't pin down that clanking noise. It's not loud or anything, but should really do it if I want this machine to last.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:29 PM

4 on the elliptical Sunday, 1 mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 4597.92 + 5 = 4602.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 11:38 AM

Miles: 4602.92 + 3 = 4605.92
Upper: 50,008

Core: 19327  
Lower: 16,579

 

My run on the elliptical. I also missed yesterday because I wound up eating a multigrain "vol au vent" at dinner on monday and it literally hugged me up all night and yesterday. Feel pretty good today though.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

Miles: 4605.92 + 4.28 + 2.62 + 6.29 + 1.5 = 4620.61
Upper: 50,008 + 100 = 50,108

Core: 19327  + 100 = 19,427
Lower: 16,579 + 100 = 16,679

 

So I am somewhat disappointed.  I looked at my year mileage with running, walking, hiking and cycling and Garmin is telling me I only have 586 ish miles on the year.  I feel like that is a little light.  I know I haven't been cycling as much as the last couple of years, so that might have something to do with it.  Kids will do that to ya.  But, I feel good. Im happy with my running progress.  Running that 6.29 miles last week was a good feeling/accomplishment.  

 

Ill try to keep everything up to do date for the end of the year totals. Sorry I've dropped off from posting more on here.  Life just gets busy.  Hope everybody has happy holidays and a happy new year.  



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:52 PM

Dude, life will ALWAYS have to come first. Kids, wife, work, chores... That makes the little time you choose to spend here more precious since you choose to spend it with us. Don't worry bout dropping out once in a while.

 

Totally looking forward to the totals. I can't wait to find out how far I actually shlepped my fat ass this year.



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Posted 22 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

Miles: 4620.61 + 3 = 4623.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Long story short: I tried to get upgraded internet and wound up getting knocked offline for 2 days. It was also two wasted days as it was spent alternating between on the line with tech support or waiting for call backs and tech visits which never hugging happened. I took a run this morning. Shooting for one on monday, but we will see what happens.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:00 PM

Miles: 4623.61 + 3 = 4626.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679

 

Well, we almost did it. I might sneak in a run tomorrow morning before everyone starts showing up for christmas, I might just sleep in and play video games. Well see. Either way, I'll be off till new years, so see you all in january!



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:14 PM

4 on the elliptical yesterday (absolutely nothing during my 10 days away for Christmas though unfortunately.)

Suppose to be 58 degrees tomorrow, so plan to start 2019 with a 5 mile walk!

 

Miles: 4626.61 + 4 = 4630.61
Upper: 50,108

Core: 19,427
Lower: 16,679



#673 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:13 PM

I might as well put down my goal at the first page. BMI whatever aside, I looked lean at 135lbs and I'm 5'6 (yeah, it's not in kg and cm).

I should check a scale tomorrow but my last weigh in was 167lbs and that was before two buffets. I'm probably 169lbs.

Let's just say I need to lose 35lbs. 1lbs a week would be ideal.

Focusing on diet then exercise. Here we go.

It's Jan 1, 2019 and I'll be doing a breakfast buffet but my last weigh in was 152.8lbs.

So Jan 1, 2018 was 167lbs. Say Dec 31, 2018 was 153lbs.

I lost 14lbs. So for 2019, gotta lose 18lbs so reach my 135lbs target for my 5'6 height.

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Edited by Fero McPigletron, 31 December 2018 - 05:40 PM.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 04:46 PM

Seems like your on pretty good track to do it. Droppings lots of weight quickly (while it DOES raise your own morale.) isn't very healthy. Losing the weight because you succesfully changed your life style and habits to be healthier is a FAR better thing to do.

 

I might weigh myself tomorrow morning, just to see where I start next year, but I don't know if the scale still works (haven't hugging touched it!) and frankly: I'm terrified of what I'll see.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 06:54 PM

So I have a ton of stuff to add in since I last updated on 10/29. But heres what I put on Facebook after working out today.


What a year. I just finished my final workout of 2018. It was my 428th day in a row of exercising.

As I put my weight bench away, "I could not ask for more" by Edwin McCain starting playing. That song was my wife and I's first dance song. We chose it because we knew, even back then, that our love -- that family -- would be the most important thing in our marriage.

2018 has embodied that as we end the year in a *completely different* place than we expected to be. From my wifes cancer to an unsuccessful ministry relocation to my own heart issues to today as I end the year unemployed, really all that matters is that the four (okay, six counting the dogs) of us are together. Happy. Supporting each other. Standing undivided and ready to walk the path God has laid out for us.

Physically, I'm in the best shape of my life. I'm genuinely excited to see how much I can improve that in 2019.

On September 1, I gave my year to date stats. Here's how 2018 shook out:
-- I made it to 214.27, which means I'm within 30 pounds of my goal weight!
-- I finally wear large shirts regularly and size 34 jeans again!
-- I worked my upper body 127 times this year, and man, I can totally see it. Shirtless photos to come next year, haha!!!
-- I had 48 leg days and 46 days of crushing my core (with record 4 minute plank achieved on May 16).
-- I *almost* hit 1 million pounds lifted -- 998,920 (with a one day record set on Nov 7 of 15,750 pounds and 315 bench press reps).
-- I averaged 77.9 ounces of water per day.
-- I averaged 6817 steps per day.


Ill tally up my upper, lower and core stats sometime between now and tomorrow. 2018 might have sucked overall, but health wise, it was awesome.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 12:53 PM

Just had to comment that those results are really awesome! Nearly 1 million? Size 34?!

I really should have my own year in review but I didn't do enough work as I should have, grr.

On the 2019 thread, woohoo!

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

I'm a day behind, but finally tallied up everything since 10/29. And thanks Fero...I almost got my bench back out to break the 1 million mark, but decided to make it a 2019 goal instead. I'm hoping to get down to size 32 or 33 by the end of this year.

 

Miles: 4630.61
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:28 AM

My miles for November and December

 

138.06

 

 

Miles: 4630.61 + 138.06  = 4768.67
Upper: 50,108 + 4465 = 54,573

Core: 19,427 + 1391 = 20,818
Lower: 16,679 + 1760 =18,439

 

 

Sorry that I couldn't get enough to push us over 5K this year.


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