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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.


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#1 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:05 PM

Breaking now, the Notre Dame Cathedral is burning to the ground.

https://twitter.com/...9877895171?s=21

The moment the spire fell.

As a historian and a lover of great historical art, this is utterly heartbreaking.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:12 PM

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Its like an image from the end of the world.

I wont lie, Im crying right now.

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#3 Paladin

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:18 PM

Judge Claude Frollo has his revenge.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:23 PM

Looks like someone threw a lit cigarette into something they weren't supposed to

 

Ironbite-heads are gonna roll.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:26 PM

certain people are already making claims ranging everywhere from "anti-Christian attack" to "false flag by President Macron."

 

So yeah. That'll be a fun discourse.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:27 PM

I hope there was no one inside.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:34 PM

I hope there was no one inside.


Theres been no reports of injuries.

Reportedly some firefighters ran in to try and save some of the artifacts and artworks. I hope some of that survives.

This is a tragic loss for western civilization.

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#8 Fnu Aw

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:47 PM

Not Notre Dame.

 

I feel cold. God damn it NO.

 

It's GONE.


Edited by Fnu Aw, 15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:13 PM

Friggin' hell.

 

 

(I wish my mind didn't immediately go here, but it's gonna be weird going back to The Hunchback of Notre Dame, either the original book or the cartoon movie)



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:19 PM

800 years. 2 world wars.

 

It just burned down. Just like that.

 

 

 

THEY SAVED THE CROWN OF THORNS!


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:39 PM

800 years. 2 world wars.

 

It just burned down. Just like that.

 

These things happen mate, but it is sad that this has happened, hopefully they can rebuild some of it.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:48 PM

We must rebuild. Every last detail. I don't care if it takes a whole century. Every Western country needs to make sure this happens.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

Oh! The Notre Dame in France.  I first read the title I thought Notre Dame University.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:54 PM

There was repair/maintenance/restoration work happening in the cathedral; current speculations say that's where the fire began. Not that it makes it better, but a tragic error is better than a deliberate attack (and the inevitable mis-aimed hatred that would result).

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:04 PM

It had better be an accident.

 

It had better be an accident.


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#16 wonko the sane?

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:06 PM

We must rebuild. Every last detail. I don't care if it takes a whole century. Every Western country needs to make sure this happens.

I actually made this comment before. I hope when they rebuild (and they will.) they source stone and wood from around the world. I hope that this cathedral can become more than just a symbol of christianity, but a symbol of what we all can accomplish when we work together.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

But not one new detail to "add" to the symbolism.

 

Just rebuild it.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

This is a good thread on why fires in this kind of a structure are so difficult to deal with:

 



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:34 PM

But not one new detail to "add" to the symbolism.

 

Just rebuild it.

I'm sure the original designs are kicking around somewhere. No, don't change it, but... Little signs up around the structure. "Granite in this wall came from the canadian rockies. XXXXX kilometers away." "Granite in this wall came from Sierra Madre Del Sur, xxxxx kilometers away", "The wooden cross beams supporting the roof came from the guatemalan rainforest, xxxxx kilometers away.", "Marble for this floor was mined in japan, XXXXX kilometers away.".


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

Breaking now, the Notre Dame Cathedral is burning to the ground.

https://twitter.com/...9877895171?s=21

The moment the spire fell.

As a historian and a lover of great historical art, this is utterly heartbreaking.

I wonder why some of the tweets were scrubbed...


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