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@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?


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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:36 PM

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Well, other than the sight gags, I'm cautiously optimistic. Although I think sight gags like that would work better in a more cartoony series like Teen Titans, the fact that Man of Action and Paul Dini are on board for this series makes me sorta happy. Man of Action do pretty good ten hero dramedies (Generator Rex, for example) and Paul Dini's got a track record like his buddy Bruce Timm, who proved he still can make a good series with Green Lantern.

I mean, hey - it can't be as much of a letdown as Young Justice is for Weisman... Right?

Edited by Spin Out, 27 March 2013 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:07 PM

The CG environments look a little distracting. I mean, no 90s Spider-Man levels of distracting, but not good.

I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:10 PM

I'll give it a shot I suppose.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:21 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Mar 5 2012, 07:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll give it a chance; the team-up gimmick has me interested. Like this could prove to be Marvel's "Brave and the Bold", if done right.


That's kinda what I am hoping for.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

I chuckled at how hilariously over the top that was.

I'll check it out.

...still bitter Spectacular was cancelled.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

No matter how good this show is, it will forever live in the shadow of Spectacular and its early demise.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

I don't even really like spider man as a character, but I'm with the general consensus that no matter how good this show is, it'll never be as good as spectacular

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Eh, Could be alright but Ultimate isn't Spectacular .

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Holy crap, Chi McBride as Nick Fury is some great casting right there.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

So waaaiiit... Spectacular had cartoony looking characters but they didn't do cartoony antics... this has realistic looking characters and they do cartoony antics...



I do love how expressive Spider-Man looks though.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:03 AM

Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:57 AM

So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Spin Out @ Mar 7 2012, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So the teen heroes Ultimate Spidey's going to be teamed up with are White Tigress (Aya Ayala), Iron Fist, Nova and... Power Man?

The other three could work, but I can't really see Luke Cage working as a teen hero. He's too... Samuel L. Jackson-y.


It's a bit odd, because there IS a new teenage Power Man character named Victor Alvarez in the comics at the minute. Popular speculation has it that the cartoon version was developed first, and the Marvel wanted to incorporate him without heavily reworking Cage, so Victor was created.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

[quote name='BB Shockwave' date='Mar 7 2012, 07:03 AM' post='2024799']
Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...

None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:20 PM

I'll give it a shot. Spider-Man's voice grates on my nerves something fierce, though. Not sure why.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 06:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wasn't there already an Ultimate Spiderman toon? Oh, wait, sorry... that was "Unlimited".

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men... I really, really hope Thundercats and Young Justice escapes this fate. I am sure Green Lantern will, since CGI shows tend to get more episodes by default due to production costs (hence, TF Prime's 26 episodes).

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that'll escape such a fate by virtue of A) Being the linchpin of DC Nation, and thus Cartoon Network's new baby, and B) not being well-written in regards to The Light story arc, the characterization and the subplots icon-waspy.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ Mar 7 2012, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(BB Shockwave @ Mar 7 2012, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Yeah, I HATE it how all the intelligent and well-written cartoons of late have been cancelled. TFA, Spectacular Spiderman, Wolverine and the X-Men...


None of which were canceled due to the quality of the show and instead because of corporate changes.


It does make me wonder about who makes these so-called corporate changes, though.

"Boss, this show actually makes kids THINK, and explore the morality of important issues! Cancel it quick before they get to voting age!" icon-fire.gif

Well, my dad would say it's another conspiracy by the lizard-people from the dark side of the moon, but that's just silly. I know there is only a crashed Autobot ship on that side of the moon. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:35 AM

Corporate changes as in:

Hasbro starting their own channel and wanting to have a Transformers show as it's flagship. T:FA was 3 seasons old, and had rights tied up with Cartoon Network. So, it was kind of disqualified from the flagship of the Hub role.

Similarly, Spectacular Spider-Man was a rights mess, having gotten caught up in the end of Kids WB/CW and eventually getting dumped onto Cartoon Network. But it was still a Marvel show made by/with Warner Bros, and with Disney now owning Marvel, in large part to put programming on Disney XD (Their "teen boys" channel), it too got the chop. (CN's long held plans to have more DC stuff likely explains their shabby treatment of SSM as well).

WatXM is a bit different. It had a long problem getting placed on American TV anyway, but it was concidered to be part of the same universe as Avengers:EMH (at least when EMH was being made early on). It, in theory could have continued (as Iron Man: Armored Adventures did) or moved to XD, but for whatever reason, they decided they finished the story.(Maybe execs at Disney didn't like it, there's some conspiracy theories that Marvel as a company works to tank the X-Men property because Fox has the movie rights). As there's now a comic with the WatXM name, they at least want the trademark kept. Maybe they want to go in another direction with the X-Men, should Avengers get third season

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

A collection of new video clips featuring the Frightful Four

So it looks like Ultimate Spider-Man is gonna be channeling Teen Titans with the little super deformed anime sequences punctuating for "comedy".

Keep the originality coming, House of Ideas.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hm, not bad. Seems like they're more "imagine spots" rather than actual "The characters just went into SD for the hell of it" spots.

I mean, I love Teen Titans, but that was silly even then. This makes a liiiiittle bit more sense. If this show is what it seems - namely, Young Justice with Marvel characters - and it doesn't suck like Young Justice does, I'll be happy.

Edited by Spin Out, 08 March 2012 - 11:00 AM.

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