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@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.


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#1 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

I keep seeing TF references all over the place, but couldn't find any one single thread to try and cover them all.



That being said, let's go.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

B.C. is considered "pop culture"? Don't you have to be popular to be considered "pop"... and culturally significant to be considered "culture"?

(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:42 PM

QUOTE(Fangwing @ Mar 14 2013, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
B.C. is considered "pop culture"? Don't you have to be popular to be considered "pop"... and culturally significant to be considered "culture"?

(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

So it was anti-Semitic in the beginning too?


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

Dance-Off, you say...

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

QUOTE(Fangwing @ Mar 14 2013, 02:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(I kid, I kid. Fun fact: BC has run so long without a significant change to its style and subject matter that most people don't realize it started out as a serious soap opera comic like Mary Worth.)

I'm not sure if you're joking, but it didn't... lookit.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.


I actually think the good car bad car one is pretty funny. Of course if I said that to a female cosplayer I would probably get decked or they would just say yes.

I've seen a good deal in pop culture but this one caught me off gaurd.



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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(blarg @ Apr 22 2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?


icon-fire.gif Oh god, at first I thought you were talking about the bot. So thats what they call it. icon-depth.gif

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

I always liked the Optimus Prime in the Nokia 6800 ad:

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:12 PM

QUOTE(DeltaSeeker @ Apr 22 2013, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always liked the Optimus Prime in the Nokia 6800 ad:

Optimus better be careful. Nokias are really nasty - they know the way of the samurai.

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

Samurai from Finland.



(sorry, couldn't think of any other clip to use)

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QUOTE(blarg @ Apr 22 2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fortress Ironhold @ Apr 22 2013, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Argyle Sweater, 22 April 2013

I think it's pretty safe to say that Argyle Sweater has perhaps done more TF spoofs than Robot Chicken at this point.

Is that "do you mind" one a demo of a Chinese Brawn?


icon-fire.gif Oh god, at first I thought you were talking about the bot. So thats what they call it. icon-depth.gif

I think only Walky used the term "Chinese Brawn", for some reason.

Edited by blarg, 23 April 2013 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

Thatababy, 1 May 2013

"Plushy Transformers aren't very scary."

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

A G1 Galvatron toy appears at the end of this week's Doctor Who.

Edited by Warewullf, 04 May 2013 - 01:18 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(Warewullf @ May 4 2013, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A G1 Galvatron toy appears at the end of this week's Doctor Who.




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Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

Why, so it is. Was distracted by the girl.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:48 AM

Between that and the movie Optimus in "Night Terrors", I wonder who the Transformers fan on the production team is.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

just make a British tf series!
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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE(abates @ May 5 2013, 07:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Between that and the movie Optimus in "Night Terrors", I wonder who the Transformers fan on the production team is.


I heard someone say Andy Wildman does their storyboards so if that's true there's a suspect at least.


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

According to someone at Gallifrey Base, the G1 Galvatron is a recurring prop in BBC produced shows. So maybe someone bought it back in the 80s for prop use and it's one that gets dusted off whenever a script calls for 'toy robot'.



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