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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#1 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:17 PM

Not sure how extensive this got covered nationally, but anybody here hear about that City that got hit by 3 Tornado's?

I live in that city.
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Didn't honestly know what was going on... phone warning went off, but it does that all the damn time, went to TV to see what they where covering when BAM, lights went out.  It's like 'ehh, it'll be back on in a minute'.  Course with no background noise from TV or Youtube I really got to hear the wind howl, the rain beat down, and the trees bend.  My grandpa and I where looking in the backyard trying to make sense of what was going on... in time to watch a neighboring tree split and take out the landline.  Then it's like 'well... I guess it WON'T be back on in a minute'.  Stayed up to watch the light-show and torrential downpour... but honestly who could relax with all hell breaking loose.  Plus, had to find flashlights, a radio, and the cat.  We only had my walkman to work with... and the cat hid downstairs behind the couch.  Smart cat.

 

Didn't even know the full scope of what happened until morning, First my mom called us at 4... which is 3:00 her time... freaking out about a Tornado, then we listened to the Mayor on my walkman, then I navigated my way to work to charge up our cell-phones and got the local news.  So yeah, aside from scattered home damage and uprooted/dismembered Trees, the Heart Hospital got maimed (that's the first thing you see on the video), but what got the most attention was what happened to the Auto-store.  Completely destroyed.  Apparently one of them touched down, skidded across the roof of the building complex next door, inflicting significant damage to Joann fabric, a Pizza Ranch, the Pancake house, and completely destroying a Sports bar BEFORE it hit the Auto store.... and went back up.  Surprisingly it didn't do  anything to the Warhammer store (I guess it knew better than to mess with the Ultramarines).  The aftermath did a substantial amount of property damage as it side-swiped the surrounding neighborhoods.  Downed trees, blown-out or mangled business signes, One auto-loan place's sign was twisted around like a corkscrew.  Thankfully... there were no casualties.

Luckily the worst we got was a bent eavestrough and power/landline loss.  Power was back within 20 hours, City came and helped us clear out the backyard, and the Landline was re-connected this mourning.  I have heard of homes that got hit harder, being completely destroyed.

Over the years I come to believe there are other residents of Sioux Falls on the board, I hope their safe.


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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:50 PM

Yikes. Glad to hear you're okay.

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 09:54 PM

As long as no one got hurt, everything else will be worked through. Glad you and yours are safe.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 06:34 AM

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.



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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:14 AM

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 08:08 AM

 

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.

 

 

Not good then, but then the cat obviously the smartest member of the house, it decided to buckle down somewhere safe and likely warm! The rest of the post or at least the first part of it, not sure why, what came to my mind was, it sounds like a Monday!


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 11:17 AM

 

 

Was that the place where they screwed up and didn't turn on all the warning sirens? I definitely read about that.

 

Good to hear you made it through alright, and that there weren't any fatalities.

That's the place.  Though they DID turn on ONE siren..... on the other side of town.

 

 

Not good then, but then the cat obviously the smartest member of the house, it decided to buckle down somewhere safe and likely warm! The rest of the post or at least the first part of it, not sure why, what came to my mind was, it sounds like a Monday!

 

Yeah... he was likely the only one of us who knew what kind of slag was going down.  XD

If he had thumbs, he'd be running the place.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 05:15 PM

That's intense.

 

Glad you're ok.


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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

I'd highly recommend everyone get a crank/solar weather radio. For $20-$30 you can get a crank powered weather radio, most have a flashlight, and regular radio on board as well, many have a solar option and phone charger.
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Posted 15 September 2019 - 09:28 PM

Yikes, glad everyone's ok. That's scary. And yes, emergency supplies and plans are a good idea.





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