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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)

Groovy.

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)

test

@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 04:03 AM

So, who seen it Sunday night/Monday morning?

Thoughts?


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

Oops, forgot it was starting.  Fortunately, my DVR caught it.  Unfortunately, I can't watch it right now, will have to wait until tonight.

 

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

Whoops! I forgot too! To be fair though, I was throwing a birthday party for my youngest this weekend and I was completely busy all weekend. I will get this off of iTunes tonight when I get home.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:29 PM

I think Rocco might be jealous of Hank and Sirena.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

There's a new season of Venture Bros?!? I had no idea?!? Go Blue Morpho!!!

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 03:12 PM

I liked the season opener, and I like where this is headed. The cliffhanger had a nice twist.

 

There isn't much that makes me laugh out loud, but the hacking bit with White and Quizboy came close.



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:14 PM

Here's a fun question to ponder.  Has Rusty ever been married?



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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:55 PM

I am excite for the new season.


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Posted 07 August 2018 - 10:43 PM

I actually jumped when helper puked out those dead mice.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:31 AM

That was a weird episode.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:42 AM

"I don't need you mansplaining hauntings to me!"

 

"There was already a giant circle on the floor!"

 

I'm looking forward to re-watching the whole series sometime soon. The last few seasons I've only seen once as they came out, I need to refresh my Venture Bros history. I absolutely remember the "Problem" light though.  ("It's on! It's off! It's on! It's off!")



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

"I don't need you mansplaining hauntings to me!"

 

"There was already a giant circle on the floor!"

 

I'm looking forward to re-watching the whole series sometime soon. The last few seasons I've only seen once as they came out, I need to refresh my Venture Bros history. I absolutely remember the "Problem" light though.  ("It's on! It's off! It's on! It's off!")

 

It's called blinking.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:51 PM

So his dad could have actually been talking to him. Weird.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:37 PM

Sciensplaning!

 

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:42 AM

Jesus!  The Red Death's story of what happened on movie night is disturbing.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:03 PM

Only saw the first episode so far. Brock wouldn't really be afraid of the supernatural, I think. The ending hack was great and horrible, haha

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:27 PM

I'd figured on that connection between the two brothers when they first said Wide Whale's name.  Nice to see the payoff.  

 

I just love all the callbacks to events and things that have happened along the way.  That is what makes this show so magical.  


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:09 PM

Meanwhile, the seasons are so far apart that I hardly ever actually remember what they're calling back to when they do obvious callbacks.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:19 AM

I need to go back and watch the older seasons again. I watched this week's episode and I am really digging it.

 

 

Here is a question though, why is Jonas' head the only part that survived his death intact? I thought his bodyguard snapped his neck?


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

HAND OVER THE CUTTLEFISH!!!!

I can't stop saying that in the Monarch's voice.


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