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@  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

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#21 Rust

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:26 AM

Echoing the love for Brad Jones and Spoony. Nostalgia Critic is hit or miss, but mostly I enjoy Doug's stuff. Also a fan of Lupa.

Nash I watch for his Doctor Who reviews and Sage I tune in for Anime Abandon. I'll check out Nostalgia Chick or Phelous if I'm bored. As a aside, Phelous has gotten extremely better in his delivery and overall energy lately.

Linkara I'm a on again, off again watcher. I generally like his stuff, but the story bits are way too heavy handed (He's not as good an actor as he thinks he is). I was glad when Spoony started putting those at the end of the videos.

But mainly it's Brad and Spoony. They're the two I've actually gone back and rewatched reviews of because they're so entertaining (Though I really could do without the faux Sitcom set up on 80s Dan. Makes it a chore to sit through).

Matter of fact, I think I'll go and re-watch some Let's Play SWAT 4.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:30 AM

Maybe I should just rename this thread "the Brad and Spoony love orgy"...

Edited by TheBruteSlayer, 21 January 2012 - 01:31 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

QUOTE(Zecora @ Jan 21 2012, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I think Linkara shines with his History of Power Rangers stuff, since he can't work a story into them with the format he's using. But these are few and far between.





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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:41 AM

QUOTE(TheBruteSlayer @ Jan 21 2012, 12:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe I should just rename this thread "the Brad and Spoony love orgy"...


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Dude, just because folks have remarked that they prefer Reviewer X over Reviewer Y, doesn't somehow invalidate your own opinion or reason for this topic. If you find the Nostalgia Critic the best out of the batch, then there's no shame in that.

#25 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:46 AM

Oh, they did another anniversary bit? Where's that at?

Anyway, I like Linkara's Power Rangers stuff. Some of his comic reviews are okay, but I could do without the secondary plot... and my wife likes them even less.

Angry Joe is alright, and I like Vangelus, but I mostly watch Nostalgia Critic and Nostalgia Chick. I like them, except when they get their facts wrong...

Case in point: saying Mario and Luigi are father and son in the Mario movie. icon-waspy.gif Which wouldn't be a problem in itself, except it seems to spread, as people apparently take what he says as gospel.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 01:54 AM

Hah, I rewatched Spoony's Let's Play of SWAT 4 recently too. Hilarity.

Another big rewatch in Spoony's stuff are the two Insano reviews, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Dungeonmaster.

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

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

I watch Nostalgia Critic and Linkara every week. I also watch the Nostalgia Chick when she updates.

I just enjoy the reviews even of those movies and comics I've never heard of before or already know I don't like. Don't care much for the sub-plots though.



Brute Force is a crazy comic though. Hard to believe Marvel axed Transformers G1 due to low sales then had Furman write this crap. They wanted some toy company to approach them to make toys of Brute Force? Come on Marvel, thats dumb. I actually didn't know it was Furman who wrote Brute Force in the review of the first issue - but I recognised a Furmanism.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:39 AM

Spoony, Brad, Joe, Oan, Todd and Nash are the only folk on the site whose video's I wouldn't miss, although some of the other reviewers do have some series I'll occasionally watch like Anime abandon or HoPR.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:09 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 21 2012, 01:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh, they did another anniversary bit? Where's that at?


"Suburban Knights?" Should be up on every contributors' main site, and its on DVD now.


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Going to have to echo the love for Doug, Spoony and Nash.

I've grown a bit tired of Linkara's storylines, but I did really enjoy the Lord Vice arc.

I only watch the others if I have time to spare.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Lord Vice was probably the last "good" story Linkara did. MissingNo was just weird and the latest one with Mechakara was just not well designed at all. Especially since he basically broke narrative flow to do his review (Hence why such things work better at the end of a review).

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

I like the NC, Spoony, Sage and Linkara. I DO wish Linkara wouldn't do his little story arcs, but hey.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:48 AM

Ever read Linkara's comic Lightbringer?

Wow.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

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Ever read Linkara's comic Lightbringer?

Wow.





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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:24 AM

The Critic's the only one I make a point of watching every week - I used to be a regular Linkara viewer, but I grew increasingly tired of his intrusive, laughably faux-dramatic story nonsense - little more than an excuse to play Power Rangers dress-up with his she-beast girlfriend, near as I can tell. I'll echo whoever said earlier he's not as good an actor - physical or voice - as he seems to think he is (because why keep doing it otherwise?) And his reviews in the last few months have become progressively more and more nitpicking, harping on worthless nerd-based criticisms (Star Trek, Silent Hill) instead of really addressing the stupidity or plotting flaws of the stories. "Marville" is the only one I've watched since Secret Origins Month ended, but I wound up giving up and jumped through the final few minutes because of the persnicketiness of the criticism. And their run-times have REALLY started to drag on. Everyone's always telling me Spoony and Brad are the ones to watch, but I've not got around to it yet, short of Brad's DVR Hell segments, which I've enjoyed.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 21 January 2012 - 11:30 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:55 AM

The best person associated with the site is Dr. Ashen, who has his own site anyway. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Jan 21 2012, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
little more than an excuse to play Power Rangers dress-up with his she-beast girlfriend, near as I can tell.


That's really rather harsh. Yeah Liz is homely, but she seems like a nice person overall. And speaking from experiences, looks mean jack squat when it comes to the worth of a person.

Also, are they dating or were they just roommates? I ask because I know she's moved.

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And his reviews in the last few months have become progressively more and more nitpicking, harping on worthless nerd-based criticisms (Star Trek, Silent Hill) instead of really addressing the stupidity or plotting flaws of the stories. "Marville" is the only one I've watched since Secret Origins Month ended, but I wound up giving up and jumped through the final few minutes because of the persnicketiness of the criticism.


The problem with Marville is that that persnicketiness is the whole reason for the comic's existence. It's one big inside joke of the comic book industry - that if you don't work for the comic book industry, you won't get any of the jokes.

That being said, he summed up his entire review with that clip from BTAS "Mad Love". Could have ended it right there.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:00 PM

I can recommend two more under-appreciated members/shows from TGWTG-

*Paw's Music Movies offers an entertaining look at films based mostly on the soundtracks.

*JesuOtaku's "History of Digimon" is a fascinating retrospective on the Digital Monster sagas.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:47 PM

Doug is... frustrating. I hate his shouty overreacting routine that seems to be what everyone else seems to just love to pieces since he's made it into his "thing" (though the hammyess makes it less uncomfortable to watch than James Rolfe's impression of an angry autistic manchild). But when he's doing a sincere review or even just a deadpan snarky one, it's fine. That's why I love pretty much all of his top 11 videos and the Nostalgia Chick's earlier videos when she was basically aping that style.

Linkara I've gotten in the habit of hanging behind on and watching in clusters when I get severely bored, for some reason. Of the people I can tolerate, he's the most borderline on account of his voice. Though surprisingly he's not a bad voice actor when he's doing mock voices for characters like Batman, Superboy Prime, and '90s Kid. Heck, even Harvey Finevoice. (He's kind of like me in that respect.)

Surprised nobody's brought up Todd in the Shadows yet. I looked up his old YouTube account once out of morbid curiosity thinking he was just another of those wannabe music snobs who say Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga are singlehandedly (doublehandedly?) responsible for the death of good music forever and espousing TEH METAL as the One True Religion (it's always metal for some reason, never indie rock or something, strange)... and was pleasantly surprised to discover that no, he's not like that at all. He makes a lot of good points about the distinction between good pop music and bad pop music, when he does pretend to fly into a rage, his voice is a lot more tolerable than most people's, and his snark is very funny at times. If you can stomach listening to the clips of cheesy pop songs he inserts in between the shots of him critiquing them, I urge you to check him out.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(TheBruteSlayer @ Jan 21 2012, 05:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't see a thread about him that wasn't old or even an official disscusion, so I made this thread.

For those who are unaware of him, Nostalgia Critic is a character
played by reviewer Doug Walker who reviews bad (and some good) nostalgic movies and TV shows.
He has tackled some of the worst movies there are such as Batman and Robin, the (poorly) animated Titanic movies,
Battlefield Earth, and the horrendously awful Garbage Pail Kids.

His latest review:

Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek 3 - The search for Spock


Full list of reviews here

I'll try to update this thread every week with his latest video.

OOH! Let me guess... there are bunch of Shatner jokes, right? And Christopher Loyd Doc Brown jokes plus the OH-SO-HILARIOUS "I was frozen today"?

QUOTE(Goblez @ Jan 21 2012, 06:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
NC can be hit and miss sometimes. don't know how a guy can get so many viruses to get delays in this day and age.

I hate 90% of the other people on that site. I like Spooney, FilmBrain (sometimes) and Vangelus but everyone else bores me to tears with their little mini stories they try to insert into a damn review.



I don't want to see some god damn terrible live action fanfiction in a review.

Indeed.
Though I'd say "dislike" instead of "hate".

Edited by D.M, 21 January 2012 - 01:02 PM.




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