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@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:19 PM

Based on what xZAOx received as an answer from Pete at Slagacon this past weekend, what do you feel the exclusives will encompass (characters and theme)?

 

He said something along the lines of "it's an awesome homage to the past 30 years of Transformer and BotCon...but probably not how people are expecting."

 

I'm thinking it's something similar to the first TFSS perhaps?  With characters from different eras / universes?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:27 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

I'm expecting Shokaract to show up eventually.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:30 PM

I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.

 

I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

I'm going to guess... The G2 Breakdown Corps! Take every mold that's been called Breakdown/Brakedown, aside from the ones they've already done, and give them the G2 treatment.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:48 PM

I wouldn't mind Prime Breakdown in G2 colors.  Well not at BotCon prices but at normal retail prices.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:06 PM

Ok so we have a vague concept for Botcon 2014, and possible location (Pasadena)

"homage to past 30years of TFs and Botcon"

 

I think we can assume that any homage will be something that Hasbro has no plans on doing. After the leak of the Generations 2014 list, we can use that as a starting point. Also, knowing Pete's love for Action Master homages, that would be a great place to start.
 

....Currently I have no ideas, but I wouldn't mind seeing Onyx Primal reimagined from TFPrime Soundwave!

 



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:49 PM

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I dunno, I'd consider that to be pretty much the same as every set we've got starting with 2008 - a general theme, but many of the toys are dual purposed to fill various gaps or just repaint ideas they like.
 
I'm hoping for something more explicitly cohesive (like the 2006 set). I understand their desire to make toys fill "multiple spots" like "this is a SG toy, but it's also a Diaclone homage", but I think in some ways it's detracted from the overall offering.

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I usually hate it when they try to do dual-purpose toys. Botcon Slicer, for example, has both a purple Autobot symbol and a purple Decepticon symbol, so you can use him either as Classics Slicer or SG Wheeljack. The result is a toy with no clear identity.

SG Sideswipe is a ridiculous pile of ideas smashed together. He's Sideswipe because the Armada Wheeljack mold looks a lot like Sideswipe. He's Drench because of that cancelled exclusive. He's SG because that's the theme of the set. He's a traitor because of the slashed-out Autobot symbol molded on his chest.

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:52 PM

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

 

Well, IIRC, it was stated at BotCon 2013 that next year's convention comic would be set in the Wings Universe 30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon. So the toys'll likely reflect that.

 

As a point of clarification, do we think "30 years after the time of the G1 cartoon" means 2014, or 2035 with the time leap in the movie/season 3&4? If it's the former, would that be movie/season 3&4 contemporaries updates?

 

I should have said "time-period" of the G1 cartoon, meaning 30 years after the fictional events of the "The Rebirth".

 

Also, it would have to be that long after since it would take place after this year's Machine Wars "Termination" comic, which is set even after the G2 era, and is meant to be the finite conclusion story of the Wing Universe as a whole.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

On the other hand, I find something like SG Tracks pretty inoffensive. Yes, he looks like Diaclone Tracks or a very manly Classics Road Rage, but that doesn't detract from the appearance of the toy at all. The toy has a clear, singular identity, and if you want to repurpose it, that's your business.

 

And eHOBBY's as they advertised the figure by saying it could be repurposed as Classics Road Rage.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:06 PM

I've been telling you guys all about what's in the set for the past two months.

It's not my fault people don't pay attention.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

No, not a joke. I was never under any contract to keep my mouth shut. Pete and I had a bit of a falling out about what I could and couldn't sell as customs. So eff it. I'm just telling you guys that you've seen the majority of the boxed set and souvies already.

 

More to come.


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:13 PM

Wha?!!  :o




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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

bwah

 

mind = blown



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:15 PM

Does no compute, Cheets. Does not compute. :wtf  :???


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:18 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:22 PM

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:28 PM

 

I dunno. I like Cheets and all, and I want to believe but...

...this man trolls deep.

 

Yeah, we won't know until he either LOLZ or the set is revealed and it's zero of his customs, hah. That second post sounded pretty straight-forward though.

 

This did make me go back and peruse cheetimus.com though! Saw a lot of cool ideas there. Lots of beasts too.

 

 

Accidentally stuck an "r" in there and was wondering what part of the blog I was missing.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:55 PM

I have it on good authority that the boxset will be FOC Ruination in G2 colors. The Emirate Xaaron head will be replaced by Brian Savage's face.


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