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@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2020 - 08:42 AM)

It is. Thankfully, we don't use the thing too often. It was purchased to help take down one tree and spends about 362 days a year sitting in the shop.

@  Darkstream : (08 April 2020 - 08:23 AM)

Sounds tedious

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus


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#1601 Dake

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

Hahaha - wow. On the plus side, there are ten thousand Walgreens in the city. On the down side, there are ten thousand Walgreens in the city. Plus, considering their toy prices in general these will be way expensive.


 
 
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:41 AM

They seem to be quite pro-active when it comes to exclusive collectible figure lines.

 

They're also supposedly getting an exclusive Funko Legacy Tyrion, and some more exclusives for their Pop! lines.


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:02 PM

Wow, I actually kind of want that.  Damn my weakness for Bad Spider-Man.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:11 PM

Well, at least he's coming out somewhere? Now I need to remember if Walgreens is the drugstore chain in my town.

I rarely go to them and they all seem the same to me.

 

So Jubilee and Venom are accounted for, think they're going to bother getting the rest of that wave out?

 

edit: Oh hey, there's one right next to the video rental store I go to.(Yes, I still go to video stores.)


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:27 PM

I just had a thought.  You know what would have been incredibly evil on Hasbro/Walgreen's part?  If they had just repackaged all of the original Spider-Man wave and made Agent Venom the BAF.

 

On the plus side, I guess I might have finally been able to find a Black Cat that way.



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:57 PM

This figure is coming a little late because Flash just got a new look, because he felt like it I guess?, in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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I personally prefer the armored look and head design of his first "suit" though.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Agent venom is apparently two per case, replacing beetle/boomerang and the extra superior.

I'm still hoping for Batroc and Radioactive Man to show up somewhere.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:04 PM

GotG case arrived!  I can confirm some of the plastic feels gummier than usual, mostly on Star Lord and Gamora.  No rocker ankles,and tiny feet on her, so she has standing issues as well.  Her sword could put your eye out though.

 

Not sure what to do with Rocket's giant chest-mounted laser cannon (?).  His expression is placid, almost sad, I would have liked some more emotion there.

 

Drax is less boring than I thought, and looks like Batista.

 

DIdn't expect to love this Iron Man version so much.  It's really RED.  All of the Red.  He has it.

 

Nova is good, though I kinda like the paint on the Universe figure more.  It had a black base with metalic accents, this one is all one color metalic swirl plastic, like the last few Iron Man figures.

 

Even if the figures sucked, Groot is so awesome, I wouldn't care.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 07:14 PM

Armored look is better look for Flash.
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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:44 PM


I know it's off topic but can I just say how weird it is that Flash Thompson is Heroic gun-weilding Venom and a member of the GotG having adventures in deap space?


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 09:52 PM

Even Venom being an Avenger-in-reserve is pretty weird on it's own.

 

Although Flash being a host isn't that far-fetched. I had seen plenty of instances of people mixing up Eddie and Flash before that ever happened.

Not me though. Instead I mixed up Flash with Hydro Man.(Who I knew mainly from the 90's animated series.)




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Posted 15 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

I thought it was weird too, but I just figuredit was because I wasn't up to date with Marvel stuff.
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:09 PM

I have no idea why they keep putting Earth heroes into the GotG. Perhaps they think that the book and characters aren't strong enough to sell themselves?

I dunno.

 

Anyway, GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT.

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

Iron Man was probably to help the Guardians. Venom could go either way I think.

Venom is a relatively big name, but this version isn't.

 

In-universe the reason is that Tony thinks it's a good idea for the Avengers to have a connection/liaison to them.

 

Both Venom, the symbiote more than Flash, and Captain Marvel seem like pretty good fits at least.

 

 

Slightly more on topic. I checked out my local Walgreens locations. I didn't find anything, and wasn't expecting to, but at least I know where they are now.


Edited by Silent_Magnus, 16 June 2014 - 04:42 PM.



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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:43 PM

 

Not sure what to do with Rocket's giant chest-mounted laser cannon (?).  His expression is placid, almost sad, I would have liked some more emotion there.

 

 

It's apparently an accessory for Star Lord, actually.  Just comes with Rocket to even out the plastic per pack.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:19 PM

Strafe, if you have the Marvel Universe versions of the Guardians I'd love to see how they look with Groot.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

Strafe, if you have the Marvel Universe versions of the Guardians I'd love to see how they look with Groot.

 

I surely do! I'll take some for you. :thumbsup


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 02:49 PM

Excellent. Most appreciated.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

Happy to oblige.

 

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So, his head isn't as large as Groot in GotG 2.0, but the overall scale is definitely better! As big as he is in the movie, I kind of expected Groot to be somewhat larger.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:24 PM

Yeah, that looks perfect dammit. I didn't want to buy these figures but now I gotta. Crap.

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