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@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:43 AM)

Or we could go "extinct" in a Singularity, becoming one with our technology to the extent we cease to exist in our current state.

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Or we'll be killed by Skynet and unleash a plague of von Neumann probes upon the universe.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:37 AM)

Assuming all humans leave Earth, of course. Plenty won't, or won't be able to.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:35 AM)

Technically it could be subspecies of Homo sapiens... But after a couple thousand years away from Earth, it's kind of inevitable humanity will evolve to adapt to strange new habitats.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:33 AM)

We'd have to adapt to different conditions, especially when we're unable to return to Earth.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:32 AM)

I can't really see humanity in its current state if/after we "go cosmic," though. You'll have different people adapting to living in zero-G environments, on colonies on other planets that have various conditions...

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

True.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:29 AM)

Evolution doesn't mean extinction of a previous state always, tho.

@  Evac : (26 April 2017 - 01:27 AM)

Well, humans as we know them (Homo sapiens) will probably go extinct at some point as the species evolves further. That's only if we somehow don't destroy ourselves.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:26 AM)

Oh, humanity will go hypercritical and wipe itself out long before that's a concern.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 11:04 PM)

All we need to do is built Diebuster to haul us away from the sun

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

Okay, well all of us will be dead. Jury's out on our descendants.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:36 PM)

But we'll either be dead or be forced off the planet well before that point, since Earth will turn into a Venus-style hellhole in about a billion years.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

[/science nerd]

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 10:29 PM)

About five billion years, actually.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 09:38 PM)

Go check that episode of Doctor Who to see what date they said.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 09:26 PM)

We got a date for that yet? I want to clear my schedule to watch it.

@  Waspinator : (25 April 2017 - 08:46 PM)

There are some more immediate doomsday scenarios on a more local level, like the sun expanding and consuming us all.

@  Evac : (25 April 2017 - 08:25 PM)

In a few trillion years, there's going to be a Big Rip, a heat death, a Big Crunch or a Big Bounce, so- wait, you're talking about Stargate.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 08:20 PM)

I just wish Universe had a conclusive ending...

@  wonko the sane? : (25 April 2017 - 07:53 PM)

They had to try something new, and it didn't work.

@  Echowarrior : (25 April 2017 - 07:31 PM)

SG-1 was a good series. Atlantis too. Universe...dear god was that ever a misfire.

@  Xellos : (25 April 2017 - 02:56 PM)

Started watching SG-1 right before season 9. The Stargate were the last live action series that could hold my attention week to week.

@  Rycochet : (25 April 2017 - 02:52 PM)

Sg1 really lost it's appeal once they got too far into the ancients/ascended plotlines.

@  Gizmoboy : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 PM)

I enjoyed the movie. Never got into the TV Series.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 02:19 PM)

About twenty since I cared. :D :D :D

@  Whirl Maximus : (25 April 2017 - 01:50 PM)

ten years since Stargate SG1 ended.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 11:05 AM)

it's all about that sweet, savory monosodium glutamate!

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

If you're eating cheap Chinese, nutritional value is probably not the first thing on your mind.

@  Paladin : (25 April 2017 - 10:56 AM)

depends on where you get them from, but sometimes the paper has more nutritional value.

@  Robowang : (25 April 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I have actually eaten the cookie without opening it before. I didn't realize it until my wife asked what my fortune was.

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 09:18 AM)

It's like the fortune cookies. After getting so many over the years I just barely notice them.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:17 AM)

Sorry, yeah, I also dislike any policy which involves including putting Optimus Prime in teriyaki chicken.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 09:13 AM)

That sounds like an unfair assessment of the teriyaki chicken.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 09:10 AM)

Yeah but there's no way they weren't designing it with the Optimus Maximus or whatever in mind. That said I could just be annoyed because I dislike the "every line must have at least one Optimus Prime in there somewhere" policy that Hasbro seems to have.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (25 April 2017 - 08:29 AM)

that sounds both worrying and delicious

@  BlackMax : (25 April 2017 - 08:03 AM)

I am seriously feeling hungry occasionally because Quake's deep-red paint job looks JUST like the teryaki chicken at my favorite Chinese eatery.

@  unluckiness : (25 April 2017 - 06:41 AM)

Hard to say. The bot mode's okay and the the combiner form is the awful on. Considering that Prime didn't have a combiner form back then and could have looked like anything, seems that there were other factors at play.

@  Pennpenn : (25 April 2017 - 02:48 AM)

I'd say a lot of CW Menasor's problems were caused by the fact he had to share a mold with Optimus Prime.

@  unluckiness : (24 April 2017 - 09:27 PM)

giggity

@  BlackMax : (24 April 2017 - 08:44 PM)

TR Astrotrain can be remarkably straight.

@  Dracula : (24 April 2017 - 04:10 PM)

bot can not be straight

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Hey man, don't dongshame.

@  Benbot : (24 April 2017 - 12:32 PM)

#crotchproblems

@  Robowang : (24 April 2017 - 11:53 AM)

Menasor's problem is that his crotch is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too high. I couldn't care less about those other issues. If your dong is a chestburster, something ain't right.


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#1 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

My collection is housed in "my half" of our office:


More to come...

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:15 PM

In the left-hand cabinet, we have G1 and Classics!




Top: I haven't figured this out yet. It's just some stuff. The LEGO models are ones I built as a kid. The yellow Optimus can transform--suck on that, KRE-O Prime.



Shelf 1: Big stuff, dinosaurs, tapes





Shelf 2: 1984/1985 Autobot cars







Shelf 3: PVCs and what-not





Shelf 4: Hmm.... mostly 1985+ stuff, combiners, and miscellaneous.





Shelf 5: Movie and newer





Shelf 6: Legends







Shelf 7: Classics





Shelf 8: More Classics




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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

Right-hand cabinet: Everything else!



TOP: Random stuff, but it almost looks planned. Deadpool loves Galaga.



SHELF 1: Alternators and beasts





SHELF 2: All kinds of vehicles





SHELF 3: Legends and Scouts







SHELF 4: The movies





I found this Starscream metal artwork at my last job. Someone was throwing it away. I have no idea of its origins.


SHELF 5: Simpsons 1/The Tick





SHELF 6: Simpsons 2/Futurama





SHELF 7: Miscellaneous



Yes, that's a legit Mego Spider-Man, I've had it since I was a kid. The giant Batman noggin is an antique hand puppet from the 1960s TV show.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:28 PM

Wall unit: Tiny stuff!














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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

Other stuff in here!

G1 TV tray, bought for a dollar at a garage sale 10 years ago



DOTM poster, given to everyone who saw it on the first day at the Arclight Hollywood



Autographed They Might Be Giants 12" single, Instant Fan Club certificate and postcard



Drawing by Bongo's Scott Shaw from Free Comic Book Day 2011



G1 metal lunchbox, a gift from my wife a couple of years ago


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

Bonus: My other collection, from the living room










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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:10 PM

In my opinion, the most impressive thing: multiple autographs by the Johns from They Might Be Giants.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

QUOTE(electricidad @ Mar 30 2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In my opinion, the most impressive thing: multiple autographs by the Johns from They Might Be Giants.

Thanks! The certificate and postcard were both sent to me for the Instant Fan Club this year. I got them to sign the Don't Let's Start single at a NYC in-store around 2005.

Elsewhere I have a signed Gigantic DVD from another in-store around 2003, and Factory Showroom and Then CD booklets signed by Linnell from when I interviewed him for college radio in 1998.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Your home-office is so tidy, I dunno if I wanna go clean mine or just blow it up with some C4 and start fresh icon-fire.gif

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

ChessPieceFace, what are the visiting hours? icon-hotrod.gif

What did you use for that Legends Goldbug head? I really like it.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 18 2012, 11:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your home-office is so tidy, I dunno if I wanna go clean mine or just blow it up with some C4 and start fresh icon-fire.gif

If you saw it today, you wouldn't feel bad at all.

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Apr 18 2012, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What did you use for that Legends Goldbug head? I really like it.

Why, I used Goldbug!

Like most good ideas, I stole it from someone else. I don't remember who made the discovery, but you can pop off the head of a G1 Goldbug, shave down the sides a bit, and glue it right on Legends Goldbug. The effect is indeed very nice, even when you don't do a very good job, which I didn't.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:08 PM

I like how Puzzler is just randomly tossed in on the G1 shelf, classic.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:00 PM

It's not random. He was awesome enough to earn that spot.

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

Here's something new: Animation production cels!



I've been a huge fan of classic animation (especially Warner Bros.) for decades, but I'd always thought owning real animation art would be out of my reach. In January, I discovered a guy at the Melrose Trading Post flea market who sells production cels from mostly 1970s-1990s cartoons for very reasonable prices. He inspired me to start checking eBay regularly for good deals. Between him and eBay, I've now started a very pleasing little collection, and I've spent relatively little money.


The first cel I bought from the flea market dude, for $40. It's Bugs Bunny from a 1970s Kool-Aid commercial for the Latin American market. The Kool-Aid packets are real wrappers, glued right on the cel! Someday I'll have a "real" Bugs Bunny cel (okay, probably still never from the 1940s-1950s, those cost thousands), but this is a fun stand-in.


He threw in this dynamic He-Man cel with the Bugs. I added the printed background from someone's She-Ra DVD screenshot--it doesn't quite line up, obviously, but the colors are a good combination, and it's almost from the right show.


I love this Ren cel, from "Big Baby Scam." What a great drawing! It makes me laugh just looking at the facial expression. On a later visit to the flea market, the guy sold me this and the next one together for $100.


"Laundry day is a very dangerous day." I don't think any other Rocko's Moden Life quote has popped into my head more, so this was perfect.


The Tick vs. The Tick. eBay purchase, around $100. A little more than other Tick cels have gone for, but as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was the one for me. From an episode based on one of the original Edlund comics, bright, bold, exciting.


The gem: from "Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24th and 1/2 Century," from a 1980 TV special. Hand-signed by the master, Chuck Jones. At under $300, this was expensive relative to the others, but a bargain compared to similar cels. Plus I happened to tell my parents I wanted to buy it, and they made it an early birthday present.

My next priority is a Simpsons cel, ideally from seasons 2-8, ideally Milhouse. I'd also love a Stimpy or even another Ren from "Space Madness," moar classic Warner Bros., and it'd be amazing to find something from a Tiny Toons TMBG music video.

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