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@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 01:52 PM)

50/60's Twilight Zone, the 80's, millennium and recent ones also, all are in The Twilight Zone.

@  wonko the sane? : (28 October 2020 - 08:03 AM)

Twilight zone. Duh.

@  -LittleAutob... : (28 October 2020 - 07:52 AM)

Um.... what did I log in on...

@  Paladin : (28 October 2020 - 06:17 AM)

have they actually gotten worse than the one where Homer gets paralyzed by a spider and has to learn to communicate through his farts?

@  unluckiness : (28 October 2020 - 05:53 AM)

It's only fitting that SImpsons have halloween specials since it's been a shambling corpse of its former self since its teens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 04:12 AM)

No I caught one of the latest one with parodies of Stranger Things which admittedly is horror series but Heaven Can Wait and The Shape of Water are Fantasy films. Plus implications of the characters being sociopaths or twisted has become a norm these days.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

Which probably adds to the "reasons they should just stop making more of The Simpsons" pile.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 October 2020 - 02:58 AM)

You make it sound like The Simpsons becoming less repetitive is a bad thing.

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 October 2020 - 02:48 AM)

Remember when Simpsons Halloween specials parodied horror movies and would have the characters make off out of character remarks like "we chucked donuts at a old man for kicks."? they don't and can't do that any more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 08:00 PM)

Tired of the same old Halloween stuff? Check out Tubi. The depths of the schlock available is astounding.

@  Donocropolis : (27 October 2020 - 11:51 AM)

Not sure if it's news or not, but I'm at Ross right now and they have Masterpiece Movie Ironhide for $24.99

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...


Cassette Tragedy

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 10:48 PM

In the world of Transformers, the cassettes are being pulled to one group or the other. Eject just had enough of the pulling and struggling of being treated like second class Transformers. He decide to hold a private meeting with Rumble. 


Eject said, "Rumble, we need a place where we can live in peace and with no fighting, no matter what our plates say of if we Autobot or Decepticon." Rumble looks at Eject and said, "most of the time, I disagree with you, but this time, I am in total agreement. Lets look for a new home." The Autobot cassettes and Decepticon cassettes all sneak out late at night, to board a jet for a new planet where they can live in peace.


Rewind, Eject's cassette copy and Frenzy, who is Rumble's copy both see a abandon planet. Rewind said, "lets send some of our buddies to check it out." Frenzy said, "I agree. I will get send Laserbeak, Buzzsaw and Ratbat to go to the island." Rewind said, "hold it a minute. Lets also send Sundor, Graphy and Raindance." Frenzy said, "OK, now they have their assignments."


The jet door open the the five flyers fly to the planet to look around. Raindance is using some film to take back to the jet. Eject said, "Rumble, I know we are all cassettes, but lets saporate the land in two sections, to remain in peace." Rumble said, "true. I like your thinking. We will take the land on the left of the river and you Autobots can take the land to the east of the river." The jet land and the Autobots and Decepticons both leave to build their own cities.


At night, a cassette enters the Autobot city. Nightstalker and Blackcat both stop the cassette. He then look up and it turns out to be Glit. Glit said, "let me come to the Autobots. I do not want to be on that side of the history again." Nightstalker said, "what you mean?" Glit said, "I am a doctor and I need to have my own laboratory and they will not let me have one on that side." Blackcat said, "Lets take you to Eject and we will invite you to our ranks.


Nightstalker and Blackcat both brought Glit over to Eject. Rewind, Ramhorn, Steeljaw and Stripes are all in the building too. Glit walk up and said, "let me be an Autobot." Eject looks at Glit and know that he is not a fighter, but a doctor. He said, "Glit, welcome to our city." Glit said, "thank you sir. I will not let you all down." Ramhorn said, "I will take you to your laboratory." Glit walks with Ramhorn to the room and said, "thank you for this sir." Ramhorn, who is mostly a thrasher, decide to help Glit get use to the city.


On the other side, Ravage is on guard with Howlback, Garboil and Wingthing. They are searching for Glit, who escape from them. Ravage knows that Glit is not a fighter, but he want him for payback for helping the Autobots as well as Decepticons. Garboil and Wingthing both land down and Garboil said, "Ravage, lets just say that Glit have escape and went to the other side." Ravage said, "okay. We can said, that. Lets go back to our base." Then the four hear something in the bushes. Soundwave walk out and see some of his cassettes. He said, "Soundwave need you all. We need to fight against the Autobots." Ravage smiles and said, "I think us Decepticons are all want to go back." The four then load up into Soundwave.


Legout, Decibel and Slamdance all see Soundwave and the three combiner cassettes went to Eject. Legout said, "Soundwave came back and he looks like he is getting his cassettes back." Eject looks down and said, "lets call Blaster. He need to get us. With Soundwave, he will have his cassettes to blow up the city and we will be at war again." Blaster walk up and said, "I overheard my main bots. Lets go." The combiner cassettes saporated. Blaster open his chestplate and the cassettes enter Blaster one by one. The last one to walk to Blaster is Glit. He said, "Blaster. I am an Autobot now. I need to tell you something."


Glit then transform into his cassette and enter Blaster. He said, "The Decepticons have place explosives under the Autobot city here and it will explode in 30 minutes. I contact you to come here after Rumble contact Soundwave." Eject said, "so you brought Blaster. Thank you." Blaster said, "lets hold off and get out of the city. You have a jet?" Grandslam said, "yes Blaster, when Raindance and I become Slamdance, we built one, just in case of Decepticon trickery." Blaster enter the jet and blast off. Moments after the blast off, the city start to explode. Zaur said, "all of our work." Dile said, "Noise, we will build again, without Decepticon interference." Blaster said, "after we are done, I have found a planet where all the Autobot Cassettes can live in peace. I will protect you all as your guardian again, on the planet, to scramble the transmissions, so Soundwave will not ever found us after this battle." The cassettes are all loving Blaster's idea and glad he will help.

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