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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

...

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...


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#21 LiamA

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:11 AM

Mindwipe from Scourge.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:12 AM

sunstorm, duh
and i realized pcc skyhammer's pcc head would make him great for a classics version of animated jetfire. i'd rather see it on a different body, but i'd take it straight from skyhammer

#23 Steevy Maximus

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

I'm still waiting for my Beast Wars Grimlock

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Nov 7 2011, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Obsidian from 2010 Tomahawk.
Strika from Generations Straxus.

I really want toys of these two from their G1 general days.


DotM Vortex's head could almost work for Obsidian as is. I'd be all for a Strika/Straxus with shoulderpads folded into the chest as well.

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Universe 2.0 Swipe with a new head as Gobot Prime and RTS Jazz as Gobot Megatron. Both with new heads that look like Prime and Megs.

#26 LiamA

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 07:06 AM

Sparkcrusher from the Deluxe Warpath. They already have a legends size version I can imagine a Deluxe version isn't too far behind.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

Wheeljack repainted into Slicer. They could probably use the Revel the Shield Perceptor mold to make Blaster and Soundwave.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:36 PM


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Nov 9 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


So that's supposed to be...?

Kup in Blurr colors?


ZacWilliam, whatever it's meant to be it's way too close to plain old Kup to even be interesting...
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#30 LiamA

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Nov 9 2011, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fishbug @ Nov 9 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


So that's supposed to be...?

Kup in Blurr colors?


ZacWilliam, whatever it's meant to be it's way too close to plain old Kup to even be interesting...


That might be Kup colored the way he was in the Marvel comics. Notice how the head is green and the rest of him is blue.

#31 Vestras

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus
Coptur from Tomahawk
Cykill from Wreckgar
Leader-1 from the Seeker
Turbo from Prime Bee
Scooter ... never again.
Smallfoot from Kup
Badboy from Powerglide (Or in Rattler colors)
Treds from Warpath

Adding my support for an Obsidian and Strika set. Those two deserve a lot more love as one of the truly salvageable elements of Beast Machines.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:28 AM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus

Classics Ramjet would be a better fit in my opinion. icon-hotrod.gif

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#33 tec

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:36 AM

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

Lightspeed, the Technobot, from RTS Tracks.

Just so Lightspeed can finally fulfill his dream of having a flight mode, even if its just partial. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE(tec @ Nov 8 2011, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want Powerglide from seeker mold
Cosmos from Cyclonus


Wot. That makes... roughly no sense. Whatsoever.

Anyway, been said, but Spinister from RoTF Tomohawk.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 09:59 AM

First it totaly messes with the SG fanboys
Secondly eh why not let Cosmos have a desent spaceship mode
Puts Powerglide on equal footing with the seekers and I dint care for the Classics verson we did get anyway

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Nov 12 2011, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(tec @ Nov 8 2011, 02:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I want Powerglide from seeker mold
Cosmos from Cyclonus
Wot. That makes... roughly no sense. Whatsoever.

Anyway, been said, but Spinister from RoTF Tomohawk.

You know... I agree with it, but damned if I don't want a green-and-yellow Cyclonus the more I think about this...

Bonus points if the resulting green Tragetmaster is named Slizardo. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE(tec @ Nov 12 2011, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
First it totaly messes with the SG fanboys
Secondly eh why not let Cosmos have a desent spaceship mode
Puts Powerglide on equal footing with the seekers and I dint care for the Classics verson we did get anyway


Leaving SG aside for the moment, with regards to Cosmos, the "flying saucer" mode is generally meant to show his eccentric personality and the fact he's an explorer first, warrior second. Giving him a "bad ass" space jet fighter mode just kills that.

Giving Powerglide the Seeker mold is just dumb. Not only is that form pretty much one of the most recognisably "Decepticon" molds out there, it's been established since early G1 that Powerglide is never on an equal footing with the Seekers in terms of armaments or speed, he's able to match them because he's just that good. Giving him a Seeker body just ruins that- and lets face it, that mold gets more than enough exercise.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fitor from Cyclonus
Smallfoot from Kup

As Randy pointed out, Ramjet makes a far better choice. Nothing about Cyc really says Fitor to me. Kup wouldn't make a very good Smallfoot either. Dirt Boss would probably work well though.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Nov 11 2011, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm still hoping for a stack of Gobots figures:
Fitor from Cyclonus
Coptur from Tomahawk
Cykill from Wreckgar
Leader-1 from the Seeker
Turbo from Prime Bee
Scooter ... never again.
Smallfoot from Kup
Badboy from Powerglide (Or in Rattler colors)
Treds from Warpath

Adding my support for an Obsidian and Strika set. Those two deserve a lot more love as one of the truly salvageable elements of Beast Machines.


Generally, not at all a bad list. But I echo those who say Ramjet is a much better Fitor, and Dirt Boss for Smallfoot. Although given his shape, I could absolutely see Kup work as well for her. I also still think Animated Oil Slick would make a better Cy-Kill.



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