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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.


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#81 Patch

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 01:13 PM

I dunno. Jennifer Hudson is, what, 38? I had no issues believing her character had a promising youth, but grew older and experienced hard times, homelessness, having no friends, and generally losing hope for the future. As a Millennial, I found her very relatable.

I did notice that they didn't name the narrator cat, and that bothered me slightly, if only because I kept waiting for him to get an introduction song of his own, and when he didn't, I wondered if I hadn't just missed his name earlier in the movie.

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:41 PM

It would have been funny if they'd put a little end-of-credits stinger where he starts singing about himself and then Rum Tum Tugger or someone cuts him off right before he says his name.  (Would also have been a good running gag during the movie.)

 

BTW, if anyone is wondering why this movie was rushed out despite the wonky CGI, apparently it was the studio's insistence because . . . they wanted Cats to go up against Rise of Skywalker.  Because they thought "Young girls don't like STAR WARS, they will all flock to our movie!"

 

Which seems like questionable logic to me, especially when the current trilogy has a female lead.  (I mean, Cats flopped in the box office so obviously it didn't work.)


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#83 Copper Bezel

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 09:41 PM

Oh that's delicious. They wanted to go up against Star Wars. Brilliant. No way this plan could have backfired.


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?

 


#84 Axaday

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:10 PM

Frozen 2 was moved to get away from Star Wars.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 01:17 PM

Frozen could probably slaughter almost any other movie...except a Star Wars movie. That was probably a wise decision on their part. :)
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#86 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 04:19 PM

What is it about movies with singing felines rendered in CGI that makes the directors not understand how songs should relate to on-screen actions?

Jog in a straight line and sing about events that aren't happening.
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#87 Axaday

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 05:18 PM

What is it about movies with singing felines rendered in CGI 

 

How many movies are in that set?



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:03 PM

Uh, two. So far.
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#89 Confuzor

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:05 PM

CATS and...?

Edited by Confuzor, 12 January 2020 - 07:07 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:54 PM

Cats II: Cat Harder

2 Cats 2 Furriest

Cats II: The New Catsch

Cats: Pig in the Catty

I Still Cats What You Cats Last Cats


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#91 Axaday

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:48 PM

I guess it could be the Lion King?  But I don't understand how the rest of the post applies.



#92 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:06 AM

Saw Cats. Yeah, the CGI was bad when the cats first came out but I got used to it. Uuuuuugh on the roaches! But after that, it was ok. I wanted Mistopholespelling magic to be bigger. I spent most of the film wondering which celebrity he and the pack leader cat were. Turns out they were theater folk and not movie stars?

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:38 AM

I guess it could be the Lion King?  But I don't understand how the rest of the post applies.


-comments about how songs in Cats were given to wrong characters, thus undermining the purpose of the song, which were applied correctly during the original performance

-comparison to Lion King, where songs that made reference to on-screen actions in the original film, were simply sung verbatim with none of the surrounding activity to be seen

-implication: CGI felines have a deleterious effect on filmmakers re: music
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#94 Axaday

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:16 AM

I didn't notice that in Lion King and haven't seen Cats.



#95 Confuzor

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:23 AM

The lyrics for the Macavity song describe hin as a ginger, but he is very clearly a dark brown cat played by naked Idris Elba.

#96 Axaday

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:04 PM

Well, I don't like that, but Copper Bezel likes it so now I like it too.



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:06 PM

I love "An American Tail" and I love "There Are No Cats In America", but there is an error that really bothers me in Verse 3.  Do you hear it?

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=2bC07e7PReM



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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

 

-comparison to Lion King, where songs that made reference to on-screen actions in the original film, were simply sung verbatim with none of the surrounding activity to be seen

 

 

Did any part of the Lion King deviate enough from the original for that to be the case?!


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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:27 PM

Well NONE of the scenes from the song "Can you feel the love tonight" occurred at night for one.



#100 Axaday

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:41 PM

I don't like that and I don't want to see Copper Bezel like it either.





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