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@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.


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It is the year 2050. Why is "OK, Millennial" trending?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:26 AM

By now y'all have probably heard about the trending meme "OK, Boomer" ascending from TikTok to the New Zealand Parliament. For those out of the loop, the meme mocks attitudes commonly associated with individuals of the Baby Boomer generation. Unsurprisingly for a social phenomenon, meme users have generically expanded targets beyond genuine Boomers, such as to Generation X parents. For their part, detractors decry "OK, Boomer" as ageist.

 

Now let's think further on, as this Reddit thread ponders. Ultimately, entropy is inevitable and each generation of humans becomes decrepit in its own way. While Generations Y/Z may be on the short end of the stick of life right now, what do you anticipate will become their clashes with the youth of tomorrow?

 

As a refresher, here are the loosely-agreed birth dates for generations in Western culture:

 

1883-1900 | Lost Generation

1901-1927 | Greatest Generation

1928-1945 | Silent Generation

1946-1964 | Baby Boomers

1965-1980 | Generation X - Latchkey Kids, MTV Generation, Baby Busters

1981-1996 | Generation Y - Millennials

1997-? | Generation Z - Digital Natives, iGeneration


遊び終わ。- ブレラ・スターン少佐西暦2059年

 

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#2 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 03:36 AM

Bold of you to assume that Millennials want to live to see 2050.

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:52 AM

Bold of you to assume we'll even have a choice in the matter.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:11 AM

“Whither are the manly vigour and athletic appearance of our forefathers flown? Can these be their legitimate heirs? Surely, no; a race of effeminate, self-admiring, emaciated fribbles can never have descended in a direct line from the heroes of Potiers and Agincourt…”

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:34 AM

Probably in response to us telling stories of plentiful food and resources.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 12:10 PM

I'm too apathetic to make the requisite Bubblegum Crisis macro, but generation gaps happen, surprise


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?

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 04:51 PM

We won't be able to guess. Think about how terminology evolved from 40 years ago to today. Whatever kids in 2050 will be calling Millenials, none of us would probably understand it.

I think the entire thing funny, because this happens with every generation. It goes both ways too, with older folks thinking the younger are useless.
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Posted 13 November 2019 - 05:09 PM

https://www.penny-ar...y-in-the-future

 

I think of this for the future problems.

 

Of course that is assuming that we don't destroy the planet or ourselves.


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:13 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 10:33 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

Their general apathy towards everything is just getting reciprocated back.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 13 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

With older folks thinking the younger are useless.


I know the ones i work with are pretty useless
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.



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Posted 14 November 2019 - 09:07 AM

"Every time I talk to an old person about a home they are like, ' My house is worth two million dollars, and I bought it for 11 raspberries.'."


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:01 AM

 

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 

And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.

 

Better end...we get to stay home (in the house we paid for), watching Ranma, Exosquad, G1, Robotech, and GI Joe with our kids (which we had), teaching them to play Battletech, driving to work to pay for the kids having an existential crisis and the nurse for our aging Boomer parents, all to get ready to drive over and feed them and wipe their **** from their TV remote (seriously, how does that happen).  You wonder why we don't engage in the culture war, or boycott salt water, or eat flackseed and gravel...we don't have time.

 

Great...now everyone is going to say, "Ok, Xer", but I can't hear you, I am watching Bubblegum Crisis with my son to get my smiles where I can.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 12:30 PM

Here is the stand up comedian I quoted:

 

 

 

Has some language.


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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:09 PM

"Ok Boomer" is just "cool story bro" with the subject becoming more generalized.

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 02:29 PM

Once again Generation X gets ignored.

 
And, once again, get the better end of the deal. They're left out of the inter-generational drama, and get more time to enjoy the houses and families they were born early enough to be able to afford.
Ah yes. Free from the drama about wondering what sort of world our children and grandchildren are going to inherit.


...wait.
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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:21 PM

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 05:51 PM

Latter half of the sentence aside, it's gotta be said that no one gets left out of the inter-generational drama. It's not as if no one has ever used the term "gen X-er" derisively. And I'm a millennial who already doesn't understand gen Z or whatever they're called.


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?

 




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