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@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


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#1 K Gatzby

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:22 AM

This thread unintentionally developed last week, from a thread about someone's personal accomplishments that made them feel good. The thread ended up talking about the little things that happened to posters that particular day that made them happy.

Because I liked the last thread so much, I am bringing it back in a purposely-created thread this time. Post the little things each day that made you smile. If you already posted, and something good happens again, make another post. Whatever it is that made you smile, no matter how little it may seem, is what this thread is about.

I will start us off:

I got a call this morning from Sallie Mae, who I am several months behind in paying my student loan. I have been unemployed for a few months; working some freelance computer training sessions for people while I study for my A+ computer certification. I explained my situation to the person from Sallie Mae when they called, and they forgave all my overdue payments and made my next payment due May 1st!

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#2 The Predaking

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

I am at training today, so I get to sleep in until 7AM as it doesn't start until 8:30. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I got iCal subscribed to my Zimbra calendar. This makes me immensely happy.

#4 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I have tonight off. That's always worth a smile.

Also, I found out that the only one of my three bosses that actually does a good job is getting promoted, so good for him.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

Watching my 2 1/2 year old daughter jumping around with excitement about an Easter Party she's going to this morning. "Easter egg hunt, daddy... Easter egg hunt!"

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

Gears Of War Marathon tomorrow!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

Watching some geeks at work attempt to take a bunch of flattened cardboard boxes outside on a dolly on a very windy day.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

I looked at all the pet pictures in the Everyday is Peturday thread.. thats always makes me feel warm and happy inside

Edited by VeritasZB, 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

Had a great chinese lunch and some decent company for once. Great way to expand the mind as well as the abdominal walls.

Also, got a nice wave and some glances from a lady I have a bit of a crush on. Nothings gonna come of it, but it made me smile icon-hotrod.gif
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#10 wonko the sane?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Long weekend kicked off by a movie marathon.

#11 larrybluebird

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

Well, I did 500 pounds for squats last night in the gym...that's the highest I've ever gone.. it's exciting for me.

Also today is my last day of class...then I'm going to my friends birthday dinner before drinking and celebrating and going out with all my friends late tonight. I'm pumped..it's been a long week!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:22 AM

It was hot and involved me and a lovely girl.
























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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

In training this morning I was able to lift more weight than I had been able to before I injured my back in a motorbike accident and had my back operation last year.

Feel so good.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

I'm getting my stove replaced today while i work! YAY!! i can cook again!! That makes me happy. as for yesterday, I got back to going to the gym daily (i had fallen off the wagon for a couple weeks). That makes me feel really good, to work towards getting in shape.

Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:14 PM

Found the MMPR chase Green ranger Figure AND the JLU Shade figure at TRU today! All while I was on the clock at work!
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Dr Fang @ Mar 20 2008, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:58 PM

I'm in the middle of a 4 day weekend.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

Found out that the flash video (By the guys who work for Esurance) for Five Iron Frenzy's "Wizard Needs Food, Badly" was completed via random find on YouTube. Made me grin.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:50 PM

I got to talk with a friend of mine that I all too rarely get the chance to converse with.

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