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@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

ALso him messing around with the wait staff is adorable.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why I prefer wasting my time on the Kitchen Nightmares channel to the Hell's Kitchen one. He actually talks about the food there rather than increasingly colorful insults.

@  fourteenwings : (26 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

They know their audience; people looking for videos of Gordon Ramsay being censor-bleeped every five seconds.

@  unluckiness : (26 March 2019 - 12:13 AM)

Gordon Ramsay likes the food compilation - 6 minutes. Gordon Ramsay hates on the food video - 1 hour. I love whoever manages his Youtube channel.

@  Ashley : (25 March 2019 - 06:35 PM)

Yeah, motorized flywheels have changed things a lot

@  Benbot : (25 March 2019 - 06:31 PM)

I'm big into Nerf. The blasters they make today are 1000 times more advanced than anything we had when growing up. There's a thriving modding community too.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 March 2019 - 01:29 PM)

Eh... they're okay. But unless you routinely end up with people who also own/use them (like in college, or an office where the boss buggers off for hours at a time.) they usually just end up sitting around gathering dust because without someone to shoot and shoot back: they quickly get old.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (25 March 2019 - 01:27 PM)

Hmm. I don't think I have ever owned a Nerf gun in my life despite knowing of them for my entire life and liking the TV adverts.

@  Ashley : (24 March 2019 - 11:08 PM)

a stupid discovery while looking at some nerf guns: they make toilet paper blasters. it's basically an automatic spitball launcher, with a little water tank and a reel for you to put the toilet paper on.

@  MEDdMI : (24 March 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Everyone is a little stupid in their own snowflake way

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Personally I have a much higher tolerance for anecdotes about Stupid Americans when they come from other Americans.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Australia is British Florida.

@  Patch : (24 March 2019 - 06:11 PM)

What other country has its own Florida?

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 PM)

Many of us are in fact aware that our country is ridiculous.

@  Arazyr : (24 March 2019 - 08:25 AM)

As an American, I have no problem with the amusing anecdotes he's been sharing. In fact, I've been enjoying them, and got no indication of smugness from any of them. Please continue. 8^)

@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

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@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.

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#5681 Betty Nor

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Posted 18 February 2019 - 06:50 PM

The box was a bit rough, but I don't really keep them so not a dealbreaker for me.

They had the Dieselnaut for $50 as well.  It's kind of a large vehicle so I'm not sure where I'd put it.  Honestly, I have a very limited interest in vehicles from the Ninjago line so I did pass on that one.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 04:00 PM

I got the lego movie 2 emmet's dream house set, this is a pain of a set to build as just the house, it took me around about 3 hours, I not done the alterative form as a space ship, YET but its a troublesome kit to build, it seems kind of straight forward but its not, thou I would say the weakest of the house desgin is nothing to latch the two halves of the house together beyond just holding it with your hands, that is on top of the fact its bags aren't numbered, so you have to pretty much make a huge mess and start building from that, so one couldn't really finish a bag and then take a break of a few hours or a day without having to spend time tidying up. The house is two levels with windows that open up and has some small details, such as a table and a sofa but no bed as such or fridge but there is a cooker plus some outdoor structures and a tape deck to likely play "Everything is awesome!" Figure wise, you get Emmet, Lucy, Unikitty plus whoever that new bloke is (I didn't look at the box for his idenity and can't go and look now as I already recycled the box thus gone, but I don't really care at this point).


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Posted 20 February 2019 - 11:30 AM

I don't care about the Flintstones as it was well before my time, but I'm really tempted to pick up the set because it's such a unique and interesting build.  

#5684 Betty Nor

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 08:50 PM

I watched the Flintstones way back in the day.  The lack of Dino actually pushed this one into the pass column.

I may change my mind later.

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 04:53 PM

I use to watch a bit of the Flinstones when I was younger but I never really got into it, I think a lot of it, just went above my head at the time, about the only thing I can seriously recall outside of the openning song was the main cast names, everyone else I had no clue of their names! As for the lego kit, I'll pass, as I said, I wasn't seriously into it and still not that serious about it, it a product of its time but holds little value to me, much like the Simpsons do not hold my interst any longer!


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:54 PM

Saw LEGO Movie 2.

Rushed and underwhelming. Apparently this director did Trolls and it shows. Took the clever twist of the movie and managed to overcomplicate it whilst doing a far more generic plot. Some characters return despite having no real role. Jokes are fired way too quick.

LEGO Movie 2 is what people expected LEGO Movie to be. Ugh.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

Hey y'alls! I post a lot in the Discord channel for LEGO stuff, but I'd completely forgotten this topic was a thing. I just want to post this here, since things can quickly scroll away on there:




I've been working on this Sonic Mania-themed LEGO Ideas project for a while now. I've written a bit more on the campaign listing itself, but if you're not familiar with LEGO Ideas, it's a mechanism through which fans can showcase concepts that could get turned into real releases... with the caveat of requiring 10,000 votes. That's a bit of a long journey, but I feel like it's feasible.


Anyone here interested?

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:54 PM

Weird that they leave Dino out of the set, and then put him on a missing poster on the tv. Buncha smartasses :D

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 02:59 PM

Haha, I didn't notice that.  Pretty clever.

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:28 PM

Any time I see a lego Sonic, I think "WTF have they done to him?" Sonic's body is meant to be round, not squared, also his legs are to short, and where are the spikes for his back? He is a hedgehog after all, just one that is blue and can run faster than the speed of sound!


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 05:16 PM

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:12 AM

Friend Computer says going fast is mandatory. Are you going fast, citizen?

In need of Movie Arcee's missile, PM me if you have a spare.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:49 PM

Just managed to score a good LEGO deal on eBay recently. I'm an avid Mixels collector (helped on the wiki tons, still do, and my avatar's a Mixels character), but I made the mistake of starting right when Series 1 was starting to wane, so I missed out on a couple S1 Mixels, and since those were 2014-levels of LEGO, they rack up awful prices on lots now.


Someone sold Vulk for $3.50 with $3 shipping, only a $1.50 higher than the list price that Mixels normally were, so that's the best deal I've ever seen for a now-five year old set, and now I only have three Mixels to go. This was such a great theme, LEGO really needs something that captures this vein again.

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 12:54 AM

Completely agreed. Mixels were a perfect bite sized LEGO set. Full of personality, inventive builds, and cool new parts.

And those little ball joints aaaaaaaa

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:49 PM

I didn't get all the Mixels, but I did love those little guys. 


I wish Lego had a similar line right now, because they were great fiddle sets.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 12:04 PM

Got some of the Fantastic Beasts (and Harry Potter) Collectible Minifigures. I got Tina Goldstein (whose name I always have to look up), Jacob Kowalski and Professor Sybil Trelawney.


To be honest, none of them were in my top 10, but I like Jacob well enough. I didn't know Professor Trelawney's cup went in her plate, so I ended up putting one of Jacob's cookies in the plate. It's a unique paint-job, compared to my LEGO Friends ones which all seem to be the exact same brand of chocolate chip.


I love Trelawney's hair, so I ended up putting it on my Friends Andrea and it looks pretty epic. It's almost like the whole boho look was made for her.. I just wish it was the Friends hair piece plastic rather than the hard plastic, I like the feel of the sort rubbery Friends plastic better. I also tried Andrea's hair on Trelawney and it really softens up her look, makes her more versatile as an older teacher/mentor/etc character.

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