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@  ▲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?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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#21 Sabrblade

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 09:23 AM

Maybe it's just nostalgia talking, but after listening to the original lyrics of 'Instruments of Destruction', I feel like the changed lyrics work better for the song's apparent subject matter. The more sexual words kind of take me out of it. :hmm

 

Yeah, it never sounded like a sexy song. Only ever sounded like a fearsome song.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 02:18 PM

I never really thought of the original as a sexual type song, more of an end of the world/mutually assured destruction type song, similar to War Pigs or Symphony of Destruction...


Edited by Mat-Man, 30 April 2020 - 02:20 PM.


#23 CORVUS

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 03:40 PM

I suddenly feel like I'm the only one who actually checks and re-checks song-lyrics, and read lyric-sheets on the inside of cassette and CD releases whenever possible. Granted, the original releases of the TFTM soundtrack didn't have a lyric-sheet as far as I can recall, but still. 

 

I also get enjoyment out of lists of misheard song lyrics, and I've even corrected lyrics on several sites. 

 

I'm such a nerd. 


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Posted 30 April 2020 - 04:35 PM

I suddenly feel like I'm the only one who actually checks and re-checks song-lyrics, and read lyric-sheets on the inside of cassette and CD releases whenever possible. Granted, the original releases of the TFTM soundtrack didn't have a lyric-sheet as far as I can recall, but still. 

 

I also get enjoyment out of lists of misheard song lyrics, and I've even corrected lyrics on several sites. 

 

I'm such a nerd. 

 

You'd be surprised just how many websites all have so many incorrect variations on the lyrics to "Til All Are One" by Stan Bush, particularly with the line that goes "Galaxies roar, evil retreats to its darkest corner!"

 

Everything between the word "Galaxies" and "to its darkest corner!" is constantly misheard and written wrong all over the internet.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 May 2020 - 05:05 AM

 

Maybe it's just nostalgia talking, but after listening to the original lyrics of 'Instruments of Destruction', I feel like the changed lyrics work better for the song's apparent subject matter. The more sexual words kind of take me out of it. :hmm

 

Yeah, it never sounded like a sexy song. Only ever sounded like a fearsome song.

 

 

I never really thought of the original as a sexual type song, more of an end of the world/mutually assured destruction type song, similar to War Pigs or Symphony of Destruction...

Yeah, I should probably clarify: like Mat, the first time I heard the song in the movie I also took it to be about war/weapons of war - which fit the Decepticons to a T. When I finally heard the original, uncensored lyrics, the more sexual-oriented words seemed to ruin the effect for me somewhat.

 

Like for one, "iron birds of fortune" quickly brings to mind mercenaries selling their skills to the highest bidder. "Iron birds of foreplay", on the other hand, makes little sense to me - or needs some more thinking about to make some sort of sense. Aircraft as the 'first strike', I guess? :hmm



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Posted 02 May 2020 - 08:36 AM

I always heard it as "iron birds of torture" which definitely makes me think of the more sadistic jet-themed Decepticons.

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 10:40 AM

Impotence of Destruction

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 11:13 AM

I never really thought of the original as a sexual type song, more of an end of the world/mutually assured destruction type song, similar to War Pigs or Symphony of Destruction...

I guess you do need instruments for a symphony.

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 04:49 PM

I've always been convinced that when Ernie stated his Botcon single cut was "the original version" that it was a load of crap. The lyrical changes reek of being tacked on for the sake of making it "cooler." I don't think anyone could convince me otherwise.



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