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@  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?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

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

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P


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#41 Maximo Prime

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Mar 26 2008, 12:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Woke up and was ready to go before my coworker who gives me a wake up call sometimes hehehe. Turnabout is fairplay.

Also, suspended a student for 3 days, making the whole faculty cheer! icon-fire.gif

that rocks, i've been in that position. you finally feel like you gave the kid his just comeuppance.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:23 PM

We got a new oven installed today, one with a computerized touch screen. I managed to crash the oven by playing around with its features.

I've crashed computers, cars, even a bicycle, but I have never crashed an oven.... until now.

The absolute absurdity of the statement makes me giddy!
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#43 Wing

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 02:06 PM

Finding out that the MidSouthCon security group has tasers this year, and just how awesome they are about keeping on top of the creeps when given info beforehand.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:53 PM

St. Louis Bread Company (known everywhere other than St. Louis as Panera Bread) makes me smile. As does being on spring break from class and therefore having time to go to St. Louis Bread Company. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:30 PM

A completely random find of a kitten born with these markings: "I (heart) dot". Amusingly enough, the kitten's mother's name is Dottie. icon-hotrod.gif


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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

aww!!!!
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:58 PM

My G1 DVDs arrived today! Yay! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:36 AM

Adorable love kitten is adorable!
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:31 PM

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We got a new oven installed today, one with a computerized touch screen. I managed to crash the oven by playing around with its features.

I've crashed computers, cars, even a bicycle, but I have never crashed an oven.... until now.

The absolute absurdity of the statement makes me giddy!
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WIN. icon-fire.gif


MySpace Bulletin posted by The Donnas back on Monday:
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On April 4, 2008 The Donnas will perform live for the HDTV Beautiful Noise Music Series at Berkeley Church in Toronto @ 9:15pm! This will be a 1-hour set.

This show is RSVP Lottery via MuseBox and there are no tickets for sale.

Upon seeing it, I immediately hit the email link given for applications, along with a question about the posted no-logos-on-clothes policy, just in case. (some are stricter than others -- I figured a shirt from the group's last tour would be okay, but better safe than banned icon-arcee.gif)

Four days later...with the show only a week away, I figure I'm not one of the lucky few... icon-screamer.gif

Well, about an hour and a half ago, I got an email with "rsvp4-4@themusebox.net" showing as the sender.....
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Y'see, even the Editor of the Enquirer has to draw the pun line somewhere, and you just obliterated that line with a big huge cannon filled with vast amounts of gunpowder.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:36 AM

played two awesome shows this weekend, both with crowded houses!! i love playing in a band, dammit.
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:46 PM

I saw Beach Party Cobra Commander. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:44 PM

um pics? is this like Day-Glo Escapades Batman and the like?
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:29 PM

Random cosplay at a con. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

I found the Target-Exclusive GI Joe HISS Tank! $9.99 for a vehicle and figure is a helluva deal!
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:05 PM

about a month ago, I had to do a bunch of purchases with the company CC for work at Best Buy. My Boss said I could use my rewards zone card. I got all my points which came out to a 120 dollar gift certificate today icon-hotrod.gif



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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:27 PM

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Random cosplay at a con. icon-fire.gif


Despite not being a GI Joe fan, if they made a toy like that I would be all over it like... like something crazy.

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 12:28 PM

Cuddled
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 05:01 PM

I found chocolate skittles today finally. They are pretty interesting.
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Posted 01 April 2008 - 11:08 PM

I rick-rolled the Found, the Offsiders, Gilk fans, and several(Three so far.) Marquee members.

I laughed maniacly, and now the other Offside authors want to kill me. =D

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I rick-rolled the Found, the Offsiders, Gilk fans, and several(Three so far.) Marquee members.

At one of the radio stations here, the 3-7PM DJ (who doubles as either the Music or Program director, I forget which) supposedly got the 7-10 guy icon-fire.gif In effect, "Never Gonna Give You Up" was on repeat from 7 until 7:45

(I can't believe the evening guy didn't at least KNOW it was coming, as the afternoon guy CALLED HIS SHOT a few hours before the deed (4:20 on the air, night guy supposedly sleeping, and 6:45 via MySpace Bulletin) Still funny to hear the night guy "trying to figure it out", and the calls in response, though! icon-fire.gif)
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