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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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#1 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

On April 25th, 2009 I was married to the only woman I'd ever dated.  The only one I'd ever loved.  

On July 8th, 2018 she told me she was done, that she didn't love me and I had to leave.  

Today, March 3rd of 2019 I am officially divorced.  

 

Per the judge, I will pay her alimony for ending our marriage for the next 31 months.  

I work 40 hours a week at a Correctional Institution.  One of the hardest jobs you can have.  For that I earn $140 every two weeks, paying child support and alimony.  

 

 

 

For every end, though, a new beginning.  Mine starts today.  


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:08 AM

Good luck brother, you can do anything you choose to do.



#3 MrBlud

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:24 AM

Sorry to hear that Rhinox.

Best wishes going forward.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

Good luck Rhinox.

 

You have the right attitude going forward.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:42 AM

Really sorry to hear that, but this is a new chapter in your life . . . Take some time to grieve, but know that it's going to get better.

 

(Also I really hope I'm misreading and you don't make only $70 a week.  If so, yikes. D: )



#6 Rust

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:49 AM

You got this, Rhinox. It's going to be hard for a good long while, but you got this.

 

Though please tell me you got to keep your house.


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Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#7 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:52 AM

No.  I have no house, not that I could afford it.  I don't have primary custody of the kids.  I have all 3 credit cards and their associated debts in my name.  I pay insurance for the kids going forward.  

 

I am, for at least the next few years, basically a wage slave for a family I don't live with.  

I don't mind child support.  Those kids are mine and I will pay whatever it takes so they succeed.  What galls me is that I can be kicked out of my home, my family, my life, and pay her for the privilege.  

 

If you ever wonder why some good people, good dads quit their jobs and don't bother to pay, this is why.  


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#8 Echowarrior

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:53 AM

Sorry about all of that. I hope that your wages go up, or something else happens to improve your situation that doesn't involve something terrible happening to someone.


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#9 Rust

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:56 AM

But you don't have to pay the mortgage, do you? Or is that included as part of alimony?


Don't fight it, it's coming for you, running at ya / It's only this moment, don't care what comes after
Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

#10 Rhinox

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:03 PM

She has to refinance the house into her name or it gets sold and we split the proceeds.  

I earn damn near $20 an hour.  I have a very good paying job.  I just don't get to see said proceeds for a while.  

Dropping her from my insurance will help.  Until the orders were finalized I had to keep her on.  That put support at $575 per check plus $460 for insurance for everyone.  Now I'll only be paying $160 in insurance per check and support.  So I'll start back getting checks around 4 to 500.  This past month I've made $140 to $145 a check.  It's been difficult.  


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#11 Ironbite

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 03:52 PM

At least it's done man.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:08 PM

This is the worst part of the Divorce Process.  The guy gets raked over the coals.  

I hope your life evens out soon. 

 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 04:52 PM

I am sorry to hear that man. As someone that has been where you are, I can only tell you that it does get better. Just keep improving your life and be there for your kids, and one day, you will look back and think how much better off you are.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:15 PM

Yay for... some kind of closure, and for... theoretically being able to move on now. Hard to find a yay that really sticks though. 

 

31 months isn't that long I guess. And you can get through anything for your kids. 

 

But jeez, American divorces are brutal. 


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

 

But jeez, American divorces are brutal. 

 

Canadian, too; at least from what I'm told. I never intend to find out.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:09 PM

Sounds to me like she took you for a ride.  That sucks-I hope things improve for you.


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Posted 06 March 2019 - 10:54 PM

Shit. I'm so sorry.



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:09 PM

This is the worst part of the Divorce Process.  The guy gets raked over the coals.


This.

It makes me furious just reading about this kind of thing.

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 03:29 AM

I had a colleague who was in a similar situation who had to quit his job and go re enlist in the army because he could no longer afford his measly rent. I hear the only to get a fair situstion is to basically wage war on your ex in the court system, and who wants to do that, especially when you have children. Lawyers are evil.
I had a colleague who was in a similar situation who had to quit his job and go re enlist in the army because he could no longer afford his measly rent. I hear the only to get a fair situstion is to basically wage war on your ex in the court system, and who wants to do that, especially when you have children. Lawyers are evil.
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#20 Rhinox

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:33 AM

I was told by many, many coworkers who were divorced that the only way to get anywhere is to demand everything, but expect nothing.  That if I wanted even a 50/50 kind of split I had to go in demanding 100%.  

 

I couldn't do that.  

 

The only thing that would do is hurt the kids.  Pissing off the ex just means their lives will be more difficult.  At the end of the day, my entire goal is to make sure the kids will be okay.  If that means I have to live with my parents for the foreseeable future, then that's what I'll do.  

 

My goals at this point are to get the ex off my insurance so I can actually get checks over $500 again.  It's time to rebuild, not figure out how to tear the ex down.  


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