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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)


@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)



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#1 Wheelimus


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 01:04 PM




For the past three years, The Allspark has observed the grand tradition of March Mayhem, an annual championship which pits robot against robot and which may possess the ability to magic new toys of the winner into existence. I mean, we're not saying anything, but we're two for two three for three now, y'know? Anyway, this year we're doing something a little different.

In 2015, the Combiners did battle, and Liokaiser emerged victorious. In 2016, the many Masters clashed, and Overlord reigned supreme. Then in 2017 we had A REVOLUTIONARY WAR! and Rewind & Action Man won both the battle AND the war.


We liked the tag-teams so much that they're back this year (though we've expanded the scope of the partners a bit). For March Mayhem IV: Sparky Races we've spared no expense abducting 32 teams from various points in space and time across multiple realities and brought them together for one insane demolition derby of destruction! That's why we're calling it Sparky Races because it's the only kind of racing The Allspark cares about - violent and action packed!


As you will see below we have each first round battle set up in it's own thread with a brief intro and then it's up to you to take over the tragedy and tell us what happens next. Before you vote however you're going to want to pop into the MEET THE COMBATANTS subforum to read individual bios on each and every team. Learn more about the teams and what tech and surprises they have in store.


So prepare your brackets, support your favorite duos, vote for your choices in each round, and let Mayhem commence!


This year, the user whose bracket ends up most accurate to the final results will win a Titans Return Trypticon figure!


Check out the "Post Your Brackets" thread to see the full 32-team bracket. To be eligible for the prize, you must post your bracket in that thread either as a text list, image, or PDF by 11:59PM Eastern time on March 23rd. If you edit the post or image after that, you won't be eligible to win (but you can still vote and enjoy the games!), so get those brackets in quick!



Thrill-Kill 32 - Each correct pick is worth 1 point

Cesium 16 - 2 points
Furious 8 - 4 points
Fast 4 - 8 points
Interstellar Challenge Championship - 12 points
Highest points after all votes are in wins! In the event of a tie, we'll pick a name from a hat (well, y'know, virtually).



Each round will be played via a series of polls posted in the March Mayhem IV forum. There will be a 1-2 day break between each round. All times are Eastern.

March 23 11:59PM: User brackets due, the games begin!
March 24 12:00AM - March 25 11:59PM: Round of 32 voting
March 27 12:00AM - March 28 11:59PM: Round of 16 voting
March 30 12:00AM - March 31 11:59PM: Round of 8 voting
April 2 12:00AM - April 3 11:59PM: Round of 4 voting
April 5 12:00AM - April 6 11:59PM: Championship voting
April 7 12:00AM - Champion and winning bracket announced!


Check out card art for each March Mayhem tag team in their own thread for individual discussion in the MEET THE COMBATANTS! forum. Add your favorite player to your signature here on the boards, and start campaigning to convince people to vote the way you want them to! Remember, in this contest, the popular vote actually matters! 


Any questions or comments? Post 'em below! Otherwise, go Post Your Bracket, and let the Mayhem begin!

Edited by SoS, 18 March 2018 - 01:21 AM.

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:13 AM

Since I wasn't involved much last year, clarifying question: Are competitors and voters allowed / encouraged to comment and discuss in the teams' Meet the Combatants threads?

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:27 AM

There weren't character bios like that last year. Not sure if it was ever done before. Left them open so people could comment and/or add. Which means the fun and games can start now. Maybe some of the writers can respond. If demand, well, demands it I'm sure I can come up with some more G1 Prime's ghost channeling angry Movie Prime quotes talking crap about Optimal Optimus. :D

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D


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Posted 18 March 2018 - 11:19 AM

I wrote a few of the bios, and would most definitely welcome people chiming in with their thoughts, even before voting goes live.

Add to the story. Speculate on abilities or flaws they might have that didn't make it into the bios.

Do your best to sway the vote in your favor. Trash the ones you want to lose! Hype the ones you want to win!

It's all good!

Edited by D Buster Prime, 18 March 2018 - 11:20 AM.


He's on your side...except when he isn't!


10 Combatants left in March Mayhem. Join the action here!


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:43 AM

Gonna ask a dumb question as I read the bios: Is this "who would win in a Twisted Metal/Mad Max deathmatch" or "Who would win in a Mario Kart-style race?" 'Cos that'll directly affect who I pick. The initial writeup made me think the former, but the bios make me think the latter.

Edited by Fear or Courage, 19 March 2018 - 07:44 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:08 AM

Since this got answered on the Discord, I'm going to answer it here, too, since FoC might not be the only one wondering. = ]

Definitely think more Mad Max deathmatch. = ] Each match is a demolition derby duel between heavily armed alien robot vehicles and some are going to have to depend more on brawn than speed to win. That doesn't exempt wacky turnarounds through wackier gadgets and the like, which is why we've included the lists of Weapons & Tech, which you can certainly think of in a Mario Kart power-up light.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 19 March 2018 - 09:09 AM.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 12:07 PM

This looks like fun!

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:21 PM

Note from DIscord in case it's relevant. Quoting myself



I won't at everyone again but please read - we've chosen chaos for March Mayhem IV 2nd round and if there are any ties tonight all teams from that fight advance to the next round. Which depending on if both matches in one region are tied mean 3 or 4 team winner take all regional championships. Scoring wise you get your points if your team somehow survives the Cesium even tied. If that doesn't make perfect sense @SoS will explain because this was his call. lol

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D


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