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@  TheMightyMol... : (24 January 2021 - 09:17 AM)

It's only murder if they find the body, otherwise it's just a missing persons case.

@  Telly : (24 January 2021 - 02:31 AM)

so light yagami is a BAD role model? but ive already got a death note...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 11:43 PM)

Do you always model proper behavior after anime characters?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (23 January 2021 - 06:34 PM)

Don't forget Yu-Gi-Oh and the Millennium items.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 January 2021 - 02:51 PM)

There was a five season anime with wearing relics as the premise.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 January 2021 - 01:16 PM)

You don't wear relics, you enshrine them.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 06:23 PM)

Wrong holey... and probably the wrong way to dress too.

@  Rycochet : (22 January 2021 - 06:09 PM)

If your underwear is old and holy, it is considered a relic and should be protected with your life.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 02:04 PM)

That's the argument we keep making: but I still need to wait till feb 8th minimum to replace my holey underwear.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Personally I'm glad Ontario wasn't so misguided as to try to define what is or isn't "essential" for big box stores like Walmart to sell. If someone is stuck at home literally for weeks and unable to go out, who's to say a new TV or game console isn't essential (if only for one's sanity) if theirs breaks down?

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:55 PM)

Although fortunately, Ontario's daily cases and positivity rate has been on a steady decline for the past week or so; if they can get the vaccinations back on track, there is some hope.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:53 PM)

And as far as Canada's lockdowns go, I'm guessing none of them will end until late March, or perhaps the beginning of April. What small businesses that might be left at that point will be allowed to open for their going out of business sales.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:52 PM)

Unfortunately the CEO of Target Canada made more money by running the company into the ground than he ever would have had he made it a success, so there was zero incentive to succeed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Target made some serious mistakes when they came into Canada. They focused on opening like 150+ stores within a 2 year timeframe and had no online infrastructure whatsoever; their website literally only contained legal blurbs and a store locator... lacking even the ability to see what they sold in stores, or if it was in stock and, if so, where. They should have started with 1/3 the number of stores with a full online experience including online shopping and inventory checking

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:35 PM)

See; quebec is under a new lockdown, have been since the 26th. It's supposed to end the 8th of february, but probably won't. Stores are only supposed to sell necessities (in deference to the stores which are closed.), but the quebec government made no effort define what counts as a "necessity", only punished them for getting it wrong. So I can buy all the candy I want, but not underwear, boots, winterwear, small appliances. Hell, my brother had to explain why he wanted a FUSE when he needed to fix his stove shortly before new years.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 12:31 PM)

Targets don't exist in canada anymore. They lasted like 3 years before abandoning the market. But even if they WERE still here: they would be under the same poorly defined restrictions as walmart.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

Target's better-

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

HA! my walmarts can't even sell underwear. There's no clearances going on up here.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 January 2021 - 11:31 PM)

Check your Walmarts: Post-Christmas clearances are going on and I snagged Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered for Switch for only $5 (YMMV)

@  ZakuConvoy : (21 January 2021 - 03:15 PM)

*walks out on stage* Umm, I don't know how to tell everyone this, but Conway Twitty's been dead for nearly 30 years, now. So...*dances awkwardly as distraction*

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 10:47 AM)

uh oh we need a distraction, ladies and gentlemen Conway Twitty.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 10:20 AM)

*screaming internally*

@  -LittleAutob... : (21 January 2021 - 09:46 AM)

Everything is f i n e

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 January 2021 - 08:30 AM)

Everything's okay until it isn't. That's life.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 January 2021 - 08:12 AM)

Oh my god... I forgot entirely about yellowstone.

@  tigerhawk : (21 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Until the third civil war. Or yellowstone, whatever's good.

@  Nevermore : (20 January 2021 - 06:01 PM)

That's not true. An adult man is in control of the White House now.

@  repowers : (19 January 2021 - 03:18 PM)

Everything's out of control.

@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 05:59 PM

So, tomorrow is the final day of this election, so I thought that I would start a thread for it and share this:
 

 

From Facebook:
 

 

How to keep from going crazy on Election Night (compiling a few tips from experts I have seen in my perusals):

1) Don’t expect a winner Tuesday night. Unless we win one of the big states (TX or FL), this race will be decided by the remaining swing states (PA, MI, WI, AZ, and NC), which won’t all have results Nov 3.
2) Many states that ought not to be close are close anyway, and that’s actually bad news for Trump. But keep in mind, he may win them anyway. These include races in TX, IA, OH, and GA. These are all states he won in 2016 and should have won this time without a fight. But they are deeply red in many cases. So just because he wins them this time doesn’t mean he is “winning”—it means he isn’t losing outright yet. Again ,it’s the swing states that matter. Losses in three of these four states are more likely than not (but polls are good in GA); wins in any would be devastating to Trump.
3) Trump will APPEAR to be winning in any state where day-of voting is counted before mail-in or early votes. This includes critical states of WI, MI and PA. When those numbers get reported, don’t freak out! Trump is EXPECTED to be ahead, and by a lot. Why? His voters’ ballots will be counted first. We have to wait for Dem votes when the millions of mail-in ballots are counted. So don’t panic when those initial precinct results go on the boards.
4) Even if we win one or two of the swing states Tuesday night (like AZ or NC) the networks likely will not call the election until one more swing state (PA, MI or WI) reports in enough of its outstanding absentee/early votes. That could be by the next morning in the case of WI or definitely later in the week in the case of PA and MI.
5) The pundits will want to make this seem like a close race and keep your anxiety levels up so that you stay tuned in. Understand that this is their M.O. so I would look to more neutral experts like Nate SIlver of FiveThirtyEight or Nate Cohn of the NYT.
6) Don’t doomscroll or spread misinformation. The number of fake stories will proliferate despite best efforts of Facebook and Twitter. Wait until confirmation by respected MSM, but even then, think before sharing something. Ask yourself if it might have the effect of scaring voters away from the polls or discouraging voters over whether their votes will be counted. The Russians and the alt-right WANT you to share horror stories. It’s how they suppress votes.
I plan to keep all of the above in mind to get through Election Day and night a little easier!

 

 

 

I will be voting tomorrow, being a blue spec in a sea of red. 


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 06:01 PM

 

The number of fake stories will proliferate despite best efforts of Facebook and Twitter

Ha, like facebook is even trying to stop misinformation.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:08 PM

Election Night 2016 flashback...

 

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Let's not have a repeat, folks.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:09 PM

Oh I plan to be feeling no pain regardless of how tomorrow goes. lol.

 

Go Biden!



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:27 PM

Hoping for the best, but nowhere near prepared for the worst....

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:47 PM

I remember 2016. I went to bed feeling anxious but hopeful. I woke up the next morning, checked the news, and slept the rest of the day in a blanket-and-depression burrito.

#7 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:57 PM

The only kind of burrito not improved with copious amounts of cheese.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 09:29 PM

My wife and I voted blue all down the ticket. We donated to Warren once & Joe 3 times- $20 each time. We did our best to influence people in our circles.

Weve done what we can. All we can do now is wait.

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:05 PM

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#10 Pale Rider

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:33 PM

I think after Trump (whether it's now or 2024), we need to codify into law some of the shit that was simply regarded as "tradition" before.  I'm talking about institutional traditions that should prevent crooks (in ANY party) from becoming presidents in the first place, but obviously failed us in 2016.  And other traditions that should ensure that we don't have to worry about a scumbag president (from ANY party) staging a coup every four years, but obviously aren't enough right now.

 

Would Trump have even run for POTUS in the first place if he was legally required to release his tax returns?  Somehow I doubt it.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:33 AM

I can't believe it's election day already. It feels like it's only been 53 years since the election campaigning started.



#12 Pale Rider

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 01:09 AM


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 November 2020 - 01:09 AM.


#13 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:22 AM

I think after Trump (whether it's now or 2024), we need to codify into law some of the shit that was simply regarded as "tradition" before.  I'm talking about institutional traditions that should prevent crooks (in ANY party) from becoming presidents in the first place, but obviously failed us in 2016.  And other traditions that should ensure that we don't have to worry about a scumbag president (from ANY party) staging a coup every four years, but obviously aren't enough right now.

 

Would Trump have even run for POTUS in the first place if he was legally required to release his tax returns?  Somehow I doubt it.

I'm sure this will push our nation to reevaluate our election procedures. Just like Columbine and Sandy Hook pushed us to reconsider gun safety, or how global warming pushed us to reconsider pollution.....



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 09:48 AM

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.

 

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That was the longest line that I have ever seen to vote. I don't think that, before today, I have spent more than 5 minutes total waiting in lines to vote. Today, it was about half an hour standing in the early morning sun. I am hoping against hope that we can get Jones back to the Senate again, but its only a small hope.


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#15 NovaSaber

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:07 PM

If it helps, I've been getting mail saying "urge Doug Jones to change his position" on conservative pet issues, as opposed to "vote against him because of his current positions on these issues".

 

So some usually-Republicans think that other usually-Republicans are going to be voting for him.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:34 PM

The way almost all of the 'road maps' currently have it, if Biden gets Florida, PA, and OH he'll already be at 270. I'm hopeful, but not counting on FL turning blue though.

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:55 PM

Im not counting on PA unless the lead tonight is good enough before counting mail in ballots. Pretty sure Trump is gonna due to get any counting stopped after tonight and his SC is sure to side with their Orange Overlord.
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Posted 03 November 2020 - 03:20 PM

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.


Just out of curiosity, why did you wait until today?

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:22 PM

 

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.


Just out of curiosity, why did you wait until today?

 

Alabama has some weird voting early restrictions, and it took a while to get those removed. I just always figured that I would vote today. At least then, I know my vote wouldn't be stolen by a court, delayed by the mail, etc.


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:32 PM

I've never been this nervous in my life, and I've been married and divorced. lol

 

Be so happy when this evening gets here and results start coming in.




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