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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:04 AM)

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#21 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:55 PM

My God, I love this place.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:59 PM

Oh and I'd like to thank whoever made the signature widgets.

Nice to see the BW guys get some love - including my favorite BW toy!

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#23 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:03 PM

Did the sig widget things break anyone else's Allspark? I get the "web page not found" instead of the picture, and it won't load pages correctly anywhere on the pafe after the "sig" is displayed.
QUOTE(David Willis)
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And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:24 PM

I have no idea why the sig broke for you. It seems like the forum tried to insert bbcode into the middle of the iframe, which is totally bizarre. Gotta run right now, but I'll look into it.

#25 Big Show

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:30 PM

Well, it's not crippling the entire website anymore, so I'll hold off before putting it back in my sig until you get the chance to check it out.
QUOTE(David Willis)
There's a distinct difference between buying something and SUPERbuying.
And SUPERbuying is not quite as extreme as buying the HUG outta something.
There's a hierarchy.
 

#26 Daytonus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:01 PM

gosh, I'm so proud of this site right now. $300 in the first 16 hours? Amazing.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:22 PM

Daytonus is responsible for the widget. He had the idea for it to be a Battleship game in progress, and picked the selection of characters! Plus, he's the one who knows how to code. He gets all the props for that!

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#28 Bleargh001

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:37 PM

That time again? Fantastic!

Gotta get my jive together and find out how much I can do this year!



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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:43 PM

If your gonna sell any G1s on ebay let me know what your selling before hand I cant do ebay but would love help you raise funds icon-fire.gif

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#30 Kevin S

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:00 PM

Right now, the total seems to be 498.03. But I got to ask, how did we get .03? I even went to donate $1.97, just so we'd have an even number, and the widget rounded it out for me.

It just seems a bit odd. (And please note, the $1.97 would have been my 3rd donation, I'm not being that cheap.)
My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

#31 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

The Amazon transaction fees are structured very similarly to Paypal's. So they take a small portion of each transaction using the automated widget.

I could math all over this stuff later tonight if you like, but last year's fees were a ridiculously small portion of the total contributions. It's worth it for it to be so super-easy for people to contribute. But offhand, I want to say the total landed in the 1-3% range; very cheap.

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#32 Kevin S

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Jan 27 2012, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Amazon transaction fees are structured very similarly to Paypal's. So they take a small portion of each transaction using the automated widget.

I could math all over this stuff later tonight if you like, but last year's fees were a ridiculously small portion of the total contributions. It's worth it for it to be so super-easy for people to contribute. But offhand, I want to say the total landed in the 1-3% range; very cheap.


That's fine. No need for the effort. It explains everything. However, I think the Widget we used last year, didn't calculate for the bites that Paypal took, so its a bit jarring to actually see the odd donation figures.


Still, if you want to do idle math stuff. Maybe, you might want to figure out how much extra person has to pay on the dollar, to actually pay a dollar.

So, if a person wants to pay 5.00, then they need to pay 5.50 (or something). Admittedly, this seems to fall somewhat apart, since it doesn't appear you can donate in increments.

My FlickR folder...

And yes, I was too lazy to come up with a decent TF related forum name, and just *GASP* used my own.

#33 Galenraff

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:29 PM

Unless there's more underlying voo-doo at work on the back end than I realize, here's the Amazon Payments fee structure. So if you're just the kind of OCD that wants to see even numbers, that should help you figure it out. Personally, working behind the curtain, I know my amount will always be a nice round number, but otherwise I'm sure this would bother me too. icon-hotrod.gif

(Bear in mind the overall "transaction fee" percentages for the entire drive will be lower than what's on that page, since any donations that don't use the widget will lower the average.)

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:16 PM

For the anal-retentive, I added the code for calculating fees, if you want to add those on top before sending to us. Also, decimals are also available, for the uber-anal retentive.

Edit: For anybody playing along, those calculated donation+fees were incorrect for about 3 minutes, before I realized that I wasn't doing my algebra right. That is, if you want to end up with $x , and they tell you fee= (sum *.029) + .3 , you can't set x=sum, solve for fee, and just add it. You have to set sum - (sum*.29 + 3) = x, then solve for sum.

Edited by Daytonus, 27 January 2012 - 06:31 PM.


#35 Edwin

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

Donated. Good luck to us all! icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Bump. Threads still have a disappointing lack of Battleship fever. Sigs guys, sigs!

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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#37 Daith

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

Alright we are already up to 6 % in less than a day! I'll try to donate at least 5 per check. Hours have been sucking lately but I do what I can here. Already shared the link on facebook earlier. icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:51 PM

My finances have really taken a turn for the worse this last month, and I've had to cut out a lot from my budget, but I'll try to donate as often as I can. It's for a great cause after all.

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#39 HellCat

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:55 PM

It'll have to wait until tomorrow but I'm hoping to donate and hopefully more then my pitiful add ons to the last two drives.

Completely echoing others in this is always something that makes me feel proud to be part of this community.

#40 Wheelimus

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:58 PM

If you can't afford to donate much (and I won't be able to) a little help promoting the effort goes a long way. Power up your signature at other boards you post at and get the word out.

...was there really any doubt which team I'm supporting this year? :D

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