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@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 06:25 PM)

grinding wheel on a dremel and a lot of patience.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 06:11 PM)

What do you use to sharpen it? I was debating buying one of those kits on Amazon

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 11:49 AM)

Wasn't the first time. I probably did it one of the times the chain jumped the blade, or when I was cleaning it or sharpening it.

@  Darkstream : (07 April 2020 - 11:38 AM)

Sounds like something I'd do. I always install things backwards first.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2020 - 07:32 AM)

Not while I'm outside working with the chainsaw. If it's working fine: then I don't need it. If it's NOT working; I use hand tools cause there is a job that brought me out there. No time to read.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 April 2020 - 03:07 AM)

You can Google manuals these days.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 06:06 PM)

I can't. One: we don't know where dad hide the damn manual. Not that he read it either. And 2.) I'm congenitally incapable of reading it, being as I'm male.

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 April 2020 - 01:52 PM)

Lesson learned: RTFM.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2020 - 11:45 AM)

It's time for todays lesson! Did you know there's a wrong way to install a chainsaw blade? I didn't. I thought the damn thing was just blunted, but nope. Backwards.

@  CORVUS : (05 April 2020 - 06:41 PM)

CONTAGION is on my current watchlist. I'm kicking it off with OUTBREAK, and I have a whole lineup of pandemic-based films. I treat this stuff as a fear-innoculant.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.


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#81 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:49 AM

Maybe one guy chained Batman up and now the villains are just passing him around like a doobie.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:57 AM

He was kidnapped, chained up and they're having a photo-op.


Either that, or it's like one of those carnival foreground things with the muscleman and the bikinigirl except it's in the background instead in this case.

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 05 June 2013 - 01:18 AM

I don't care how he got chained up, I couldn't stop laughing; especially at the Last Supper bit. I just imagined Jesus saying, "Um.. it's nice that you guys brought an offering and all, but..."

And yes, Poison Ivy's outfit just reeks of laziness. I have no idea what continuity it was, but I had some of the DC trading cards and one outfit looked a lot like her Animated Series one and I've always preferred it to... well, just about everything else they've tried to stick her in.




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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:10 PM

They've begun tagging them
http://www.theouthou...hingstupid.html

This feature is new, and not all of our articles are tagged yet. Please be patient as we work to tag our backlog of articles.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jun 5 2013, 12:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how the hell would Man Bat be able to chain up Batman? He has no hands


Prehensile teeth.

New superpower. Trademarked.

Also, that's a good site. Thank you guys for letting me know of it. Just proves that the only good thing that Jim Lee ever did was drawing Psylocke's ass in the 90s. And the rest of her was good too, but, she had a definitely superior dat ass under his pencil.

And that's probably all he's good for: Asses.

Which may be explaining why he's working with Di...nah, that's too lame. But true.
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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE(Transfotaku @ Jun 8 2013, 05:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Jun 5 2013, 12:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
how the hell would Man Bat be able to chain up Batman? He has no hands


Prehensile teeth.

New superpower. Trademarked.

Also, that's a good site. Thank you guys for letting me know of it. Just proves that the only good thing that Jim Lee ever did was drawing Psylocke's ass in the 90s. And the rest of her was good too, but, she had a definitely superior dat ass under his pencil.

And that's probably all he's good for: Asses.

Which may be explaining why he's working with Di...nah, that's too lame. But true.


He has hands/claws, real bats have them too... but 4 of his fingers are reeeeeeaaaaalllly long to support the wing membranes. Still he should have 1 free thumb, which might be enough for the task.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:33 PM

Well, they've gone 9 days so far, so it's officially being flagged as a new record.

#88 Chris McFeely

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:26 AM

I'm surprised they haven't considered the fold-out in SUPERMAN UNCHAINED for inclusion, given its glue discolours the artwork and caption boxes are partially hidden by the card it's affixed to.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

I'm surprised no terrible whiners have made a timer like this for the Transformers brand.
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#90 Chris McFeely

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

This isn't terrible whining, though. This is a chronicling of some very real missteps DCs is in the middle of very publicly making during a time when their creative output is at its most noticeable critical low in a long time as a result of a large number of said mis-steps.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:33 AM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Jun 17 2013, 06:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This isn't terrible whining, though. This is a chronicling of some very real missteps DCs is in the middle of very publicly making during a time when their creative output is at its most noticeable critical low in a long time as a result of a large number of said mis-steps.


What's more, the industry itself has spent much of the past decade or so in a downward spiral, with a number of smaller and mid-sized comic firms like Dreamwave and Crossgen falling by the wayside.

Marvel is slowly pulling itself out of the hole via its multi-media approach to its properties. Dark Horse is attempting to diversify, and as part of it they are now poised to fill the void in the American manga market that was created when Tokyopop and Central Park both went bust.

But DC? They're alienating fans, retailers, and creative talent alike by making bad judgement calls and being arbitrary in their corporate decisions.

For example, consider the mess with the Batman covers. The goal of variant covers is to give the fans something they'd want so badly as to make them buy multiple copies of the same issue. Instead, DC gave them something that they could do up in Photoshop on their own time; it was a lazy attempt at a sales grab, and the fans are now calling them out on it. Thus, rather than sell 4X the number of issues, they'll likely just be selling the regular amount.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

After a ground-breaking record of twelve days....
http://hasdcdonesome...tupidtoday.com/

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 17 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

It's an annoyance for sure, but to be completely fair...Marvel hasn't dropped the digital prices of any of their books since "Marvel NOW" started, like, a year ago.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jun 17 2013, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After a ground-breaking record of twelve days....
http://hasdcdonesome...tupidtoday.com/


Is "cheap marketing gimmicks" the absolute best that DC can do these days?

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

Eh, I don't know. Don't the Green Lantern books usually crossover with one another all the time?

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:17 AM

Lights Out, huh? Man, John Stewart fans better get ready to be pissed.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 02:11 PM

Reset!

DC has confirmed that even with the proposed price increases for the September specials, they'll still be taking a loss on each of the comics with 3D covers.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:37 PM

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Reset!

DC has confirmed that even with the proposed price increases for the September specials, they'll still be taking a loss on each of the comics with 3D covers.

Wow, what a stupid idea. Let's force people to pay more for a gimmick they don't want, and let's even lose money doing it!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE(Chris McFeely @ Jun 15 2013, 04:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm surprised they haven't considered the fold-out in SUPERMAN UNCHAINED for inclusion, given its glue discolours the artwork and caption boxes are partially hidden by the card it's affixed to.


I thought I'd just got a bad copy.

It was a nice idea, but it didn't work for me. It took me out of the story. I dislike double-gatefold pages for that reason, too.

It was a nice image of Superman, but the other side was a complete waste.

I also really disagree that Jim Lee is only good for drawing asses. He's a phenomenal talent, and his enduring popularity is a testament to that. Not many talents can work on as many critically hated books and still emerge a winner.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

Jim Lee's a hell of a talent. He's unfortunately a pretty poor businessman.
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