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@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?


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#1 Axaday

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:54 AM

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html

 

I seriously can't tell whether this guy is a person or a cartoon character.

 

What anyone reading this thread probably already knows is that when his company was already slacking, he nosedived it by blaming the problems on the Take the Knee protests in the NFL.  Apparently no one wanted to eat pizza when these uppity black people were complaining, I guess.

 

This is not a long article.  In which you find out that when he lost his job over this, he says the people that he made into millionaires used the NFL as an excuse to steal his company from him.  But in fact they left him as the majority shareholder.  In the year or so since being ousted, he has sold most of his stock, in effect SELLING his company that got stolen from him.

 

You find out that this pizza company founder is a true believer in pizza.  He has eaten 40 pizzas in the last 30 days!  Even though he doesn't think they are good.  Apparently as soon as they got him out of the way the company started using cheaper, less tasty ingredients.  He was the one keeping the pizza good.  Now it isn't good.  Which explains why he only wants one now approximately every 18 hours.

 

He isn't interested in going back, but if he did go back they would all be so happy they would do backflips and bounce off the walls.  But he doesn't want to see that (that I want to see) so he isn't going to go back.  But don't worry!  He's going to get the record set straight!



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:42 AM

screw him and his really crappy pizza never cared for his or the companies pizza in the first place


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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:50 AM

It just seems like pure Trump logic. He's paper-thin-skinned and incapable of understanding and accepting fault, and he has been able to think that everything is about him for enough of his life now that the idea that he's not essential to the company's success is impossible to rationalize - like, the idea that his voice doesn't cure cancer is probably impossible to rationalize, because he's spent a long time being the nominal center of something a lot bigger than himself and never understood that. Scary to imagine how many more of them there might be out there.

Admittedly, he has better words, which makes it less sad.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:12 AM

I for one welcome our new PIZZA RECKONING overlords.


Yep.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 10:06 AM

It just seems like pure Trump logic. He's paper-thin-skinned and incapable of understanding and accepting fault, and he has been able to think that everything is about him for enough of his life now that the idea that he's not essential to the company's success is impossible to rationalize - like, the idea that his voice doesn't cure cancer is probably impossible to rationalize, because he's spent a long time being the nominal center of something a lot bigger than himself and never understood that.


Sooooo... pathological narcissism?

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:22 PM

Yeah, that's really all it is, isn't it. X ]


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Posted 30 November 2019 - 11:12 AM

Ah so this is the origin of the "Sweaty Papa" meme.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:16 AM

So, if someone eats 45 pizzas in 30 days, will they become the next Papa Johns?



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:44 AM

First they have to defeat him in a battle with those giant spatulas and take his head.

#10 wonko the sane?

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:14 AM

Do you have to do the ritual combat BEFORE or AFTER the 45 pizzas... cause even over thirty days, I can tell you that it will slow you the hell down. Cause, I can have pizza for two consecutive days in a row, non consecutive meals... and after that second meal: I need a nap.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 01 December 2019 - 11:14 AM.

Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#11 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:15 PM

Combat comes first. The ritual pizza-eating is to bind his soul, otherwise he'll grow his head back and you have to start all over again.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 12:47 PM

He's turning into the pizza version of Buttery Pat from The Tick.



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Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:48 PM

I haven't had a Papa John's pizza in so long... I remember them being fine, but also helped a fair bit by the garlic butter dip.

I think they only just started opening around here somewhere, and don't have much of a presence yet. Might order one sometime just to remember.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:28 AM

Saw the pic. Thought of this thread. Now I has a craving.

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#15 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 07:38 AM

I wasn't particularly impressed with Papa John's back when they were "better". If they've gone down in quality since then, I'll pass. Local places are usually better anyway.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:33 AM

Yup, support your local hole-in-the-wall.


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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:16 PM

I prefer Papa Johns out of all the chains and nothing about it has changed in my neck of the woods since the actual Papa John stepped down as CEO.

 

And it's hard to have much sympathy because he chose to step down as CEO amid controversy. Just as he later stepped down from the board when he stuck his foot in his mouth again. Even if he was facing intense pressure he didn't have to leave either position voluntarily, but he did, so... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:32 PM

Never something that was ever around me growing up. There was one that opened about 20 minutes from my current place a few years ago. Closed about a year ago. It was okay.

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:07 AM

There has never been a Papa John's in my city.  And it is hard to eat there in other cities because, at least in the places I have seen, they never have seating area and there isn't somewhere to carry it out to.  I've had it once in a hotel room, once at my ex-girlfriend's brother's house, and once in a gas station.  <---And that sentence sounds gross.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:18 AM

Never had a Papa Johns near me growing up or even now.

 

I've got a Papa Murphy's though (Where they make the pie fresh and then you take it home and bake it yourself). Good Pizza, but something about the sauce doesn't refrigerate well. And really, is Pizza really Pizza if you can't enjoy it cold from the fridge the next day?





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