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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  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.


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#41 Cybersnark

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Sep 20 2007, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However, this is what they invented VCRs and DVD recorders for; I don't see how it can be much of a problem for anyone.

Then they invented Digital Cable, which can't be recorded (at least, not without a ~$300 piece of hardware to replace my VCR). icon-megs.gif

Ah well, it jus means they've forced me to resort to illegal downloads.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:38 AM

My digital cable guide says that Jimmy Neutron is on at 8...?

It had better not be.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:59 AM

Supposedly the YTV website will be 'airing' the show at 5pm EST. Meaning Savvy webheads in different time zones could maybe watch it a few hours early...
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:09 AM

So do we have a confirmed time or not yet? makes a big diffrence in how fast I try and leave work today, because it it is at 5 EST, I gotta move fast!
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:25 AM

8:30 Eastern Time on Nickelodeon.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:30 AM

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8:30 Eastern Time on Nickelodeon.


Ah, it's on regular Nick. I was looking at Nicktoons TV since that's the channel that was running the marathon.

Crisis averted.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:40 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Sep 21 2007, 11:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So do we have a confirmed time or not yet? makes a big diffrence in how fast I try and leave work today, because it it is at 5 EST, I gotta move fast!

Far as I know, the 5pm thing is just Canada.

So. . . Haircut, groceries, get back here, get that report as near to "done" as possible, start cooking dinner @ 4:30, eat at 5 while watching. My schedule's set.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 11:10 AM

Just a few hours now, at least for those of us in Canada. I guess if it's airing at 8 on Nick and YTV sticks to their schedule (though it would be a first), Canada will actually get to see new episodes before most of the U.S.

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QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Sep 20 2007, 10:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However, this is what they invented VCRs and DVD recorders for; I don't see how it can be much of a problem for anyone.

Then they invented Digital Cable, which can't be recorded (at least, not without a ~$300 piece of hardware to replace my VCR). icon-megs.gif

Ah well, it jus means they've forced me to resort to illegal downloads.


True, but nobody's being forced to upgrade to that at the moment. Cable service at all is more of an after-thought for me, as most of my TV viewing is from DVDs. The only members of my family who actually moved up to digital cable so far have been my aunt and uncle, who now pay more than $100 a month for service despite the fact they barely even watch TV. And this was after shelling out $1700 for an HDTV. Doesn't sound like a good deal to me.

For now, I think I'll hang on to my freely recordable inferior service so I can see new episodes of the 5 or 6 shows I watch as they air. But I leave any serious watching, and HD content to optical media.

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#49 Cybersnark

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 01:35 PM

I sure as hell wasn't offered a choice.

I looked around; apparently there are no analogue cable providers left in Toronto (all those who have analogue have been "grandfathered" in --they got their cable hookups before the changeover).

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:40 PM

*sniffs a wee bit*

The time had been announced earlier in the thread before all the asking on Page 3.
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 02:41 PM

It's ok. They ignore me a lot of the time too.

Boomerang! You DO always come back!
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 03:13 PM

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It's ok. They ignore me a lot of the time too.

Boomerang! You DO always come back!



Heh heh. :> What goes around, goes ALL around. Whoo, 4 more hours.
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:06 PM

Man, that was pretty sweet.

Azula may be a bitch, but she's really cunning. Can't wait to see the Cumbustion Man next episode.

I'd say my only disappointment was Ozai's face. All that shrouding for two seasons only for it to be so...normal.

Also, the chibi short was pretty funny. I love those things. Finally got to hear a bit more of Greg Baldwin's Iroh, and it really is very spot-on.

EDIT: Also, I was surprised how important the comics in the nick Magazine special were. Basically everything that was covered in Sokka's exposition was in the comics but in greater detail. Glad I read them.

Edited by DrSpengler, 21 September 2007 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:11 PM

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Man, that was pretty sweet.

Azula may be a bitch, but she's really cunning. Can't wait to see the Cumbustion Man next episode.

I'd say my only disappointment was Ozai's face. All that shrouding for two seasons only for it to be so...normal.

Also, the chibi short was pretty funny. I love those things. Finally got to hear a bit more of Greg Baldwin's Iroh, and it really is very spot-on.

EDIT: Also, I was surprised how important the comics in the nick Magazine special were. Basically everything that was covered in Sokka's exposition was in the comics but in greater detail. Glad I read them.


The 'normal', even friendly features just makes his ruthlessness that much more creepy.
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:15 PM

I suppose. I was just expecting some sort of startling revelation, like he looked like Roku because he was his descendant or something. Not a big disappointment by any means, just kind of anti-climactic.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:27 PM

That was pretty awesome. I agree that Ozai's face wasnt what was expected.

So I guess, this is probably gonna become our offcial Avatar thread now?

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:31 PM

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That was pretty awesome. I agree that Ozai's face wasnt what was expected.

So I guess, this is probably gonna become our offcial Avatar thread now?


Might as well. No sense in making a new one.


I recently decided to spring for the Season 1 box set. I'd been putting it off sense, hell, it's $50 bucks. This is actually the first time I'd watched the episodes in proper order, or some of them even completely. I'm appreciating the series even more, now.

My favorite character to come out of the show is definately Sokka. In so many shows, the "weakest" character is always made into worthless comic relief. And while Sokka is the comic relief, he's by no means worthless. He sorta starts out that way, but gradually proves himself a vital component without bending powers.

I kinda wish they'd let him kick a little more ass, though.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:50 PM

Dammit! I got caught up in something and missed it. Anybody know when this episode will air again? I have checked everywhere and can't seem to find when.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 08:56 PM

wow.

We're all in the fire nation now. cool.

things this episode made very clear.

Zuko knows the Avatar is Alive, Azula Knows that Zuko Knows, Ozi is being played royally by both his kids. Tof Is Hardcore awesome. Ang and Katara are SOOO an item. And somewhere a boat of fire nation navy knows an attack is coming.

things left open.

Sukki and the keoshi warriors? IROH? Earth king and Bosco go a wandering off...


some things to think on. How can Zuko twist Azula's plan to his advantage?
She has set him up for a drastic fall...thinking that if the avatar is alive..he'd quickly make himself known... Aang apparently has no plans of doing that (anymore) ... so Zuko has some room to manuver.

also... Azula needs to ware a nightshirt or something under her sleeping robe... its a kids show for pete's sake icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:12 AM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Sep 21 2007, 09:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wow.

We're all in the fire nation now. cool.

things this episode made very clear.

Zuko knows the Avatar is Alive, Azula Knows that Zuko Knows, Ozi is being played royally by both his kids. Tof Is Hardcore awesome. Ang and Katara are SOOO an item. And somewhere a boat of fire nation navy knows an attack is coming.

things left open.

Sukki and the keoshi warriors? IROH? Earth king and Bosco go a wandering off...


some things to think on. How can Zuko twist Azula's plan to his advantage?
She has set him up for a drastic fall...thinking that if the avatar is alive..he'd quickly make himself known... Aang apparently has no plans of doing that (anymore) ... so Zuko has some room to manuver.

also... Azula needs to ware a nightshirt or something under her sleeping robe... its a kids show for pete's sake icon-arcee.gif


I basically agree with everything you said here...I loved the parallel drawn between Ang and Zuko. Zuko, who has spent so long seeking his honor, has reclaimed and and feels ill at ease, while Ang has lost his honor and is struggling with it. The symbolic burning of his staff at the end was also really awesome...and lastly, YEAH, wtf...Azula...I really wasn't expecting that.