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@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not


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#21 K Gatzby

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm happy because I got a thread pinned for the first time! icon-hotrod.gif Thanks.

Me too! icon-hotrod.gif
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#22 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

I'm happy because the mail was good to me today.

My overpriced Big Daddy, and to make up for it, my severely underpriced Rock Band.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:42 AM

This thread made me smile once or twice. =D

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:24 AM

Yay they changed the station at the office!!!

God i was tired of B101. If i never hear Faith Hill again, it'll be too soon.

woohoo!!! anyone of you fellow office workers knows the drill.

EDIT: my least favorite co-worker was out today!! ah, the relief.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

"So Long and Thanks for all the Fish" so far its the only thing to make me smile today.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:12 PM

Today I got a Schick Quattro Titanium sample razor in the mail. I was very impressed with its new edging blade, which worked much better than the one on the Gillette Fusion. My beard looks snazzy icon-hotrod.gif
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#27 -VP-

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:16 PM

I finished my first week at the my new job and found that I really like it. I'm actually getting to use my skills as an artist and writer, and I don't have to do outside sales. Best part is, a newspaper is actually not that hard to put together.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:37 AM

I got the weekend off. YAY Laziness

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

I was in Toronto and found the Hunt for Grievous action figure pack.

Online: $25 (toy) + $25 (shipping) + import taxes + exchange rate = $55 at least = too expensive, so I didn't have it yet
Store: $30 (toy) + $4.50 (Taxes) = $35 approx
Store having giant 40% off action figures promotion on the day I walked in....

Got the whole thing for under $25.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

Celebrating my wednesday birthday early! Yaaay!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

Yesterday my mother-in-law gave us a cookie tin full of lindt truffles and cadbury eggs!!! what diet?! icon-hotrod.gif

(MIL to be, wedding 06.07.08)

lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

A mistake in my checkbook turned out for the better, giving me more money than I thought I had. icon-hotrod.gif

Also prepping for MidSouthCon.

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#33 K Gatzby

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:13 PM

I was at Wal-Mart when I saw a customer clearing off a bunch of RC cars and lifting up the bottom shelf. When he lifted it up, he revealed a stash of all sorts of in-demand toys: Big Daddy, the new wave of 25th Joes, some Star Wars figs, etc.

I grabbed a handful of Joes, weeding out a Cobra Air Trooper and thanked the guy for his efforts (ignoring him as he demanded I give it back).

I love taking toys from Ebay scalpers, and this guy definitely was one. I also told the toy manager on my way out what transpired.

Sorry guys, I couldn't grab the Big Daddy, as he lunged for it the second I grabbed the handful of Joes.
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#34 Wing

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:22 PM

Okay, that? You know what that is?



*Kaboom!*

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 24 2008, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!

Ugh, that same rumor has had the very opposite effect on me, but that's a topic for another thread.

Finally catching up on the spectacular spider-man made me happy though


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Yertle @ Mar 24 2008, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 24 2008, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!

Ugh, that same rumor has had the very opposite effect on me, but that's a topic for another thread.

Finally catching up on the spectacular spider-man made me happy though



yeah diff'rent strokes i guess! I was planning on KBing one with a spare Magnaboss face. Now I might not have to, if the rumor is true!
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:30 PM

Got both KotOR II and Jedi Outcast for only $15!

#38 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:42 AM

Got to see 12 classic Warner Bros. and MGM cartoon shorts in a theatre, as part of a tribute to Tex Avery and Michael Maltese at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
http://www.oscars.or...nial/index.html

A Wild Hare, Porky's Duck Hunt, What's Opera Doc?, Little Rural Riding Hood, Drag-Along Droopy, House of Tomorrow, You Ought To Be In Pictures, For Scent-Imental Reasons, and a few others. It was great to see the shorts on the big screen with an appreciative audience, and to listen to the Q&A panel afterwards with Maltese's daughter, Avery's biographer, voice actor June Foray, and a couple of animators.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

They restocked deluxes at HTS, and i successfully pre-ordered Bumblebee and Prowl! YAY icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:14 AM

Woke up and was ready to go before my coworker who gives me a wake up call sometimes hehehe. Turnabout is fairplay.

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