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@  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.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.


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#21 SG Roadbuster

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 09:50 AM

i have a theory behind the declining interest in the Star Wars toys.

when Lucas was running things the Star Wars Universe was populated with a wide variety of weird and unique alien designs, you could fill an entire year's worth of toyline with just the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from a New Hope. the Last Jedi though? is like 90% boring ass humans in boring ass jumpsuits and Nazi uniforms. what kid wants to buy that?



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:09 AM

Can't wait for that Toilet Trouble comic from IDW


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

i have a theory behind the declining interest in the Star Wars toys.
when Lucas was running things the Star Wars Universe was populated with a wide variety of weird and unique alien designs, you could fill an entire year's worth of toyline with just the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from a New Hope. the Last Jedi though? is like 90% boring ass humans in boring ass jumpsuits and Nazi uniforms. what kid wants to buy that?


That's a decent guess. If you look at the Last Jedi toy ailes it was mostly people from the first movie kids already had toys of plus an old man in a robe, a REALLY old man in a robe, a girl in an orange suit resembling some kind of plumber.

They're the least "traditionally cool" movie toyline on aisles. It's a line full of nerdy and old people!

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 10:39 AM

 

i have a theory behind the declining interest in the Star Wars toys.
when Lucas was running things the Star Wars Universe was populated with a wide variety of weird and unique alien designs, you could fill an entire year's worth of toyline with just the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from a New Hope. the Last Jedi though? is like 90% boring ass humans in boring ass jumpsuits and Nazi uniforms. what kid wants to buy that?


That's a decent guess. If you look at the Last Jedi toy ailes it was mostly people from the first movie kids already had toys of plus an old man in a robe, a REALLY old man in a robe, a girl in an orange suit resembling some kind of plumber.

They're the least "traditionally cool" movie toyline on aisles. It's a line full of nerdy and old people!

 

Also find this to be an interesting point. Lucas DID have an eye for what would appeal to kids. Dude DID create Ewoks after all and we forget they were popular enough to get their own animated series and two spinoffs.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:03 AM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:08 AM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

It has saggy-breasted elephant seal monsters, and what kid doesn't want a toy of that?


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:16 AM

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?


Non-white characters?

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:17 AM

They have Kylo Ren. Who had the Vader/Boba Fett cool helmet thing going.
Until he got rid of it. So. Yeah.

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?

Non-white characters?
Increased representation is a good thing.

It also has nothing to do with what's being discussed. As great as Rose is as a character? She makes for a boring action figure.

Edited by LordGigaIce, 24 July 2018 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:22 AM

It has saggy-breasted elephant seal monsters, and what kid doesn't want a toy of that?

Presumably one without severe Freudian fixations or neuroses


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:36 AM

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?


They clearly tried with Phasma.

You could tell me they forgot to put her into TFA's final edit though and I would probably believe you.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 11:59 AM

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?


Enfys Nest. But more probably, BB8.

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 12:01 PM

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 01:06 PM

The New York Post is reporting that Hasbro are going to transfer all of their production out of China in order to avoid the brewing trade war between America and China.

 

Trump has put a 25% tariff on hundreds of Chinese products.

 

For the New York Post Articls, click here.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:12 PM

 

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?


Non-white characters?

 

Jango/Boba fett and the clone Troopers are polynesian......



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:28 PM

It has saggy-breasted elephant seal monsters, and what kid doesn't want a toy of that?

 

Kids waiting for the slave costumed saggy breasted elephant seal monster or there are already plenty of toys of Princess Leia out there already.


Edited by LiamA, 24 July 2018 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

The New York Post is reporting that Hasbro are going to transfer all of their production out of China in order to avoid the brewing trade war between America and China.

 

Trump has put a 25% tariff on hundreds of Chinese products.

 

For the New York Post Articls, click here.

I think Marvel and select Star Wars items are all that are left, as far as action figures?  This is just more confirmation of what they've been doing for the past 5 years or so.

I'm not sure any of the "core" Transformers products are even produced in China anymore. 



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:48 PM

Darth Maul and Boba Fett became cultural icons purely for looking cool. Disney Star Wars has.............. ?

Non-white characters?

Increased representation is a good thing.

It also has nothing to do with what's being discussed. As great as Rose is as a character? She makes for a boring action figure.


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:48 PM

OR the market has changed, kids are different than collectors, and action figures aren't the pull they used to be, so full-price figures of every creature or droid seen for .8 seconds of the final film are a bit more risky than they were a decade ago.

 

 

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