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@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  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


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#41 Shadewing

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 29 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well apparently Catwoman got her brains blown out in JLA, so some dude can get Batmans attention.

Since her ongoing doesn't seem to be cancelled, she'll presumable get over it though.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

http://hasdcdonesome...tupidtoday.com/

It's worth mentioning that "done something stupid" is as decided by a blog who DC won't allow interviews with due to negative coverage so there's a certain level of bias there. (of course as item 1 of DC doing something stupid was letting people know they were blacklisting the blog due to negative coverage..."

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

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

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Agreed.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Exactly!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

So "Let's make Bruce Wayne's Life a Parody of Peter Parker's" is a DC editorial mandate now? Because dang.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

Reset twice yetsturday.

http://www.theouthou...-for-jla-4.html

http://www.theouthou...del-myopic.html

edit: looks like the obscenity filter mangles the first url. just replace "jive" with you know.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Wow.


That second one. Wow.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 30 2013, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow.
That second one. Wow.

That baffles me the most as it basically goes AGAINST so many "things":
comic sales are generally down, so you go against a segment which offer CONSISTENT sales. Probably in favor of annual relaunches and "big events" which give you a couple months of a sales spike before the insulting mediocre content drives away any new readers you might have gotten (and were largely responsible for driving many away from said comics to begin with).

So, WHY is Dan DiDio still in charge at DC?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

This...this is nonsense.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE(Fnu Aw @ May 30 2013, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

Basically, much-hyped reboot, raise in sales due to media attention, sales decline because, let's face it, it was just a marketing gimmick, desperation to keep sales up and Warner execs happy.
Plus, general incompetence because Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are running the show.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE(Undead Scottsman @ May 31 2013, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.


Well part of that is that Marvel actually planned their marketing bump, while DC had things decided at the last minutes cuasing many sudden changes without planning things out.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Their costumes have panel lining all over them and they've ditched the visible underwear. They also have 90's levels of EXTREEEEEEME!!!!!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 31 2013, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.


Basically in more recent years, DC and Marvel have traded roles. DC used to be generally more lighthearted and happier, while Marvel tended to be darker and more serious. Now DC is pretty much all dark and serious while Marvel has become much more lighthearted and self aware.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 31 2013, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.


I'd heard kind of the opposite, and that this whole Nu52 bollocks was WB mandated to try and boost sales, with the threat of them canning the comics publishing arm if it didnt get its jive together and start making Marvel numbers.
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