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@  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?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

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

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).


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#6481 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:44 AM

For me the answer is always No. :)

Why is that. I mean, i can't be that bad.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:37 AM

We need to have these at the earlier start time again. I keep going to bed and sleeping.


Agreed if at all possible.
Me too! I would love to get TMM in on the fun, but before 6pm might be too early for the rest of you... :/

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 06:45 AM

Particularly if it's on a weekend, it might not be too much hassle to schedule an early one. And if that works better for GSO and Shenanigans, too, it certainly sounds worth playing with.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:17 AM

Last night was brilliant and I'm glad we could both be there for it.

 

Earlier would be fine by me.  I work mornings, so any time in the evening is usually workable.  Dunno about Vi though, she works late, but I think that's always been an issue in any case.

 

Also, as promised:

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The mini-figures.

 

I had a hard time finding a good body to go with mine.  Finally I settled on this Third Doctor-ish frilled coat.

 

Also: Something we forgot to mention last night!  We stopped by a FYE and picked up a couple of TFPrime blind-bag-things for less than a dollar each.  I don't remember what the proper name for them is, but they come in golf-ball sized white pods and contain a random Super Deformed-esque rubbery figure.

 

In any case, we both picked one and when we got in the car we got ready to open them up.  As we were peeling away the plastic wrapper, Vi said she'd like Soundwave (being her favorite from TFP) and I joke that it would be strangely fitting if we got the same one (as we tend to share a lot of favorites), so we open them and guess what?

 

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Truly the fates smile on us.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:34 AM

No offense intended to anyone, but last night would have been a flop without Vi. I'd say she well a bit more than pulled her weight in the commentary, and seat belts will never be the same again.

 

And yeah, any time change to cover different people means cutting out existing people. I'm thinking we do an early Extra-Unofficial on an IRC day, maybe?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

I can't argue with Vi being the best part of last night, but I might be ever so slightly bias.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:27 AM

I have an amazing and brilliant idea:

 

Vi can just join later.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:28 AM

I don't think everyone's going to be up for a 13 hour chat, Shen.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:30 AM

People already stay up late for these things anyway, plus people can take breaks and come back later. It ensures a rotating roster of people to talk to.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:18 AM

I am up for what evers


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:22 AM

Why do I suddenly feel like drinking a piss beer?


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:28 AM

yeah there has never been a rule that you must stay.. or need to be there when we start.... I keep trying to tell you guys.

 

LOL

 

its not like we wont fill somebody in on the good stuff they missed... or say like .... "Oh my gosh you should be so happy you missed this!"

when something was bad... Like that one time when I Apple Zangiffed and only poor Vi saw me  XD



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 01:15 PM

No offense intended to anyone, but last night would have been a flop without Vi. I'd say she well a bit more than pulled her weight in the commentary, and seat belts will never be the same again.

 

And yeah, any time change to cover different people means cutting out existing people. I'm thinking we do an early Extra-Unofficial on an IRC day, maybe?

This I gotta hear.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:01 PM

I'm confused again.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:37 PM

Vi: They're wearing seatbelts. Those are totally seatbelts.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:21 PM

They needed something to help hold in all that dull surprise.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:34 PM

Vi: They're wearing seatbelts. Those are totally seatbelts.

The best, though, was after we'd had the seat belts established, and then they thawed The Thaw and he's coming out in his costume for the first time, [Rocky Voice]Can you believe they make us wear these seatbelts?[/Rocky Voice]


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

we should do judge dread next time and only make references to demolition man and over the top



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Posted 02 February 2015 - 12:00 AM

I think that's a brilliant idea, Destron.  We must!


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