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@  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?

@  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.


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#1 Jiggious Prime

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:44 AM

Hey folks,

As a big fan for all things Zelda.. I've been heavily debating on picking up this quirky title.. anyone have it, like it.. import or not?

Lemme know your thoughts.. I can pick it up including all shipping for $70, still figuring if it's worth importing, thanks! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

no. not for $70. wait a few months and you should be able to get it cheaper.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:27 PM

You can get the UK/European release, in English, for about 20 Pounds (US$40) before postage if you shop around.
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:15 AM

QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Mar 20 2008, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get the UK/European release, in English, for about 20 Pounds (US$40) before postage if you shop around.


Thanks guys!

I do intend to get the UK/EU version of the game if I can, I just haven't found a place online yet for as cheap as $40 before shipping, only found two hits so far, a UK website and Ebay here in the US..

Anyone know if these are readily available in actual shops in the UK? I could ask around for some friends over there to pick it up if so..

J.P.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Jiggious Prime @ Mar 21 2008, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Mar 20 2008, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get the UK/European release, in English, for about 20 Pounds (US$40) before postage if you shop around.


Thanks guys!

I do intend to get the UK/EU version of the game if I can, I just haven't found a place online yet for as cheap as $40 before shipping, only found two hits so far, a UK website and Ebay here in the US..

Anyone know if these are readily available in actual shops in the UK? I could ask around for some friends over there to pick it up if so..

J.P.
It's not a recent game, but I can't see why a reasonably sized branch of Game or Gamestation shouldn't have a copy. In the meantime I'll have a look at some online retailers for you.
QUOTE(Specimen-17 @ Feb 29 2012, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ultimately, collecting toys with gold plastic is like global thermonuclear war. The only way to win is not to play.


#6 wonko the sane?

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 07:21 PM

For jives and giggles, I emulated it.

Truly tis a weird game, but I think I like it.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:27 AM

QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Mar 22 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Jiggious Prime @ Mar 21 2008, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Anonymous X @ Mar 20 2008, 07:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You can get the UK/European release, in English, for about 20 Pounds (US$40) before postage if you shop around.


Thanks guys!

I do intend to get the UK/EU version of the game if I can, I just haven't found a place online yet for as cheap as $40 before shipping, only found two hits so far, a UK website and Ebay here in the US..

Anyone know if these are readily available in actual shops in the UK? I could ask around for some friends over there to pick it up if so..

J.P.
It's not a recent game, but I can't see why a reasonably sized branch of Game or Gamestation shouldn't have a copy. In the meantime I'll have a look at some online retailers for you.


Thanks alot, I really appreciate that!

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 04:26 AM

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Sounds like some sort of kinky Japanese sex-toy.

if you can see this, i apologize for the above tweet, i was young and stupid and had nothing of value to say. please support lgbtq rights and listen to women's voices. that's all that really matters now. the right is evil, and should be opposed. thanks.


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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:48 AM

oh god. I don't care how many rupees he wants to give me. I'm not going to do anything for Tingle! stay away from me, Tingle!

#10 wonko the sane?

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 12:07 PM

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Sounds like some sort of kinky Japanese sex-toy.

Thats okay, the latent inuendo ALONE is horrid.
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:09 PM

I'll bite.

Ironbite-what's the game about?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 02:11 AM

It's on my "want" list, but I want Tingle's Balloon Fight first.

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#13 wonko the sane?

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Mar 24 2008, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll bite.

Ironbite-what's the game about?

Freshly picked: Tingle's Rosy rupeeland Wiki!

Be warned, there be spoilers thar...

Edited by wonko the sane?, 24 March 2008 - 09:24 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:22 PM

Just got the game today for ?8. I've yet to play it but I'm sure its one I'll enjoy.

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 02:41 AM

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Just got the game today for ?8. I've yet to play it but I'm sure its one I'll enjoy.

You'll need this guide. I don't think the game is playable, let alone completable, without it.

http://www.importgam...iationguide.php
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Posted 06 July 2008 - 03:42 AM

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oh god. I don't care how many rupees he wants to give me. I'm not going to do anything for Tingle! stay away from me, Tingle!

The first time I saw Tingle in Wind Waker, I wanted to set fire to my Wii.

It was that horrid.

QUOTE(⊂( ゚ ヮᦏ @ Mar 23 2008, 02:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Sounds like some sort of kinky Japanese sex-toy.

Why? WHY?!

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 13 July 2008 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(wonko the sane? @ Mar 24 2008, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Ironbite @ Mar 24 2008, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll bite.

Ironbite-what's the game about?

Freshly picked: Tingle's Rosy rupeeland Wiki!

Be warned, there be spoilers thar...

Darn it. There are spoilers there and I only scrolled down just a little. Although it just confirms what I expected all along about Uncle Rupee.


And its a fun game. It combines the earning and spending money of Animal Crossing with the exploration of the Zelda games but obviously its not better than either of those games. I'm on the Deku Tree dungeon right now and haven't yet gotten to the second continent. I imagine it will get repetitive going out to get ingredients for cooking later on.

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