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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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#41 Cybersnark

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 09:28 AM

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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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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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#51 Corgis Pal

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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.