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@  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

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko


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#521 HellCat

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE(Otaku @ Apr 19 2011, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll be honest, with what I remember of Beast Wars, I think I'd have more respect for Waspinator than Dinobot, just because Waspinator had such limited faculties. Dinobot had cunning... but did some really stupid things. He had a code of honor... that he seemed to be able to use to justify whatever it was that he wanted at the time. Much like Grimlock, Dinobot has been "forced cool" too often for me to remain a fan. Waspinator technically experienced the same, but since he literally was reprogrammed into Thrust it ends up being a spoof of the problem. icon-arcee.gif


I kind of agree with this. Dinobot is a good character, surprisingly so for a show which by all rights should have been something that hoped the CGI gimmick was enough to get you to buy toys. He had interesting layers and a decent character arc. However, like most everything in Beast Wars, people majorly overrate him as being the best fictional character ever written. This hit a peak during the voting last year, where I saw people genuinely comparing characters they disliked in other fiction to Dinobot and insisting he was the superior case. Even if the character they were taking issue with was clearly a different personality/in a different situation to him.

It's going to get pretty boring if for the next few years of this, I can expect it to be Hasbro backpatting the G1 guys whilst the fans choose to backpat Beast Wars yet again.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 05:06 AM

I have had Erector as a toy when I was a kid... except, it wasn't really him.

The card was the same as a regular Micromaster card, artwork, instructions, tech specs and all. But instead of Micromasters: Transformers, the label was Micro Metamorphs. icon-fire.gif Also, although made from quality plastic for a KO, Erector had an unpainted face.

But the most hilarious thing? On both sides of the card, Erector's name has been crossed out with black pen. icon-fire.gif I could still read it when looking very throughly. Mind you, this was in 1989... so that means his name must have raised eyebrows even back then. Either that, or it was due to the KO company trying to hide the copyrighted name.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:48 AM

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Watching that Grimlock video I only hear Yoda...


I hear Cookie Monster.

ME GRIMLOCK LOVE COOKIECONS OM-NOM-NOM-NOM!!

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 06:42 PM

Wow, he ALMOST convinced me to vote for Grimlock.

But Beast Wars was my childhood man. I own it to old Waspy. I hope he wins
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TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE(Lukeblast @ Apr 21 2011, 10:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Frost181 @ Apr 20 2011, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Watching that Grimlock video I only hear Yoda...


I hear Cookie Monster.

ME GRIMLOCK LOVE COOKIECONS OM-NOM-NOM-NOM!!


Grimlock and Cookie Monster have always been pretty much the same voices.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:09 PM

Yeah, I never realized that before. But now I know!




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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:54 PM

Bazooka is totally grabbing Shipwreck's ass.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:12 AM

Actually, Bazooka's drunk off his ass and is holding on to Shipwreck's belt for leverage.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:46 AM

How can Barbeque's arm be behind Quick-Kick when both of his legs are in front of him? It's like a Moebius strip. icon-depth.gif

Also, Alpine is totally copping a feel. Shipwreck is a very popular Joe. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 03:54 AM

Speaking of Joes, do Hasbro do any sort of Hall of Fame for G.I Joe
QUOTE(Xaaron @ Nov 21 2011, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TF Fans draw so many lines, it looks like a frackin' zebra.


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:35 AM

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Speaking of Joes, do Hasbro do any sort of Hall of Fame for G.I Joe

No. Joe isn't popular enough perhaps. That and the disparity between quality media probably doesn't help either. That and who would they honor, people from the 12" realm or those who like the 3 3/4". Both perhaps?

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:53 AM

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QUOTE(CAD-BANE @ Apr 23 2011, 04:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Joes, do Hasbro do any sort of Hall of Fame for G.I Joe

No. Joe isn't popular enough perhaps. That and the disparity between quality media probably doesn't help either. That and who would they honor, people from the 12" realm or those who like the 3 3/4". Both perhaps?



I don't think the 12" stuff has any named dudes other than Joe Colton, and he got his name from the 3 3/4" stuff.

Though it'd be super awesome to vote in, like, "the yeti."

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

I'd vote for Joes with Transformers names... Roadblock, Mainframe, etc.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Apr 23 2011, 10:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE(CAD-BANE @ Apr 23 2011, 04:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking of Joes, do Hasbro do any sort of Hall of Fame for G.I Joe

No. Joe isn't popular enough perhaps. That and the disparity between quality media probably doesn't help either. That and who would they honor, people from the 12" realm or those who like the 3 3/4". Both perhaps?



I don't think the 12" stuff has any named dudes other than Joe Colton, and he got his name from the 3 3/4" stuff.

Though it'd be super awesome to vote in, like, "the yeti."


There's Mike Power, the Atomic Man and Bulletman, off the top of my head.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 01:14 PM

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How can Barbeque's arm be behind Quick-Kick when both of his legs are in front of him? It's like a Moebius strip. icon-depth.gif

Quick Kick's left knee is bent. Barbecue's leg is not in front of it.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Apr 23 2011, 01:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dante @ Apr 23 2011, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How can Barbeque's arm be behind Quick-Kick when both of his legs are in front of him? It's like a Moebius strip. icon-depth.gif

Quick Kick's left knee is bent. Barbecue's leg is not in front of it.


Yeah, I wasn't sure if I should point out that it literally is a manner of perspective, or rather depth perception, allowing for the Joe jokes. I mean, if Alpine is copping a feel on Shipwreck, Shipwreck has to a) have his fly open and b) is trying to intimidate the forces of Cobra by displaying his sizable manhood since Alpine's hand is at least a couple of inches in front of Shipwreck's groin and since Shipwreck is standing - erm - cockeyed also a few inches to the side.

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