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Out of the Blue

Had an email glitch last night, so a couple of stories from yesterday were delayed until this morning. Everything seems to be normal now, so hopefully I'm more-or-less caught up.

R.I.P.: Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote, dies at 96. Thanks Ant via Slashdot.

Remote Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Double Edged.
Shifting Castle.
Stories: Joss Whedon Is On The Fence About Directing The Avengers Sequel.
Man survives Niagara Falls plunge. Thanks brother19.
Candidate for Mexican congress appears topless on billboards. Thanks brother19.
Images: Cleanest mouse in history?
Someone likes gaming.
Media: Incoming! Head On! Truck Tips Over In Curve.
Kyrie Irving Plays a Pick Up Game Disguised as an Old Man.
EPIC Slinky Running On A Treadmill.
The Funnies: Twaggies.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue May 28, 2012, 19:47 Ant
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 23, 2012, 12:43:
Email glitch or Diablo delay? heheheh
Hudson delay.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 11:49 saluk
 
I think the remote contributed quite a bit to having more channels. With the weaker interface, too many channels would be a bother. Being able to sit and keep flipping channels when something isn't interesting to you without ever getting up is a worse problem then "oh, I need to get up and go flip it to my other show".  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 11:46 Verno
 
netnerd85 wrote on May 24, 2012, 01:21:
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!
Fatties blame everyone but themselves. That's the problem in the world, a lack of responsibility. "Put the fork down".

Yeah it's frustrating. Just exercise a bit and have a modicum of restraint with food. Going for as little as a few 30 minutes walks a week is enough to get by even. I eat like a slob half the time. I just make sure that I don't eat the entire pizza in one sitting, I actually go the gym and do other physical activities. Also stop drinking soda, there are other tasty fruit drinks that actually have some nutritional value and don't cost you 400 empty calories a serving. I love gaming and TV as much as the next guy but there are other fun things to do outside and as a bonus you actually meet people.

I see so many fat little kids these days, its really disheartening that many parents just let their electronic devices serve as a virtual babysitter. We got to play games when I was a kid but there were time limits and we were encouraged to do other things.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 11:43 SimplyMonk
 
.net_Drifter wrote on May 24, 2012, 01:37:
Thor just felt like the odd man out in both his movie and The Avengers.

I think that is just the nature of the character. I forget where I heard it, but a interesting character concept for Thor was that he was just a normal human that through a twist of events (can't remember the specifics) received god-like powers and basically went crazy and started calling himself Thor and that he was a Norse god. He was a crazy guy with the powers of a god. Felt a lot more believable to me than trying to establish the actual existence of the Norse pantheon and its mythology which is nothing but pain, suffering and eventually Ragnarok (more pain and suffering).
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 01:37 .Drifter
 
I wonder which contributes more to obesity:
1. Using a TV remote while watching TV
2. Sitting in front of a monitor attached to a computer while playing games and posting on forums
I'd guess the one that contributes most would be the one you do the most?

As for Joss Whedon, I've always thought he was overrated.
I liked the original Buffy movie, didn't much care for the series or Angel.
Firefly looked like it should be interesting, but what little I saw of it didn't really drawn me into it, although I did like Serenity.
Doll House . . . I was glad it was canceled.
Avengers now, I'll admit I did like.
The only issue I had with it, and with the Marvel movies in general, was that Thor seemed to be the one character that stuck out and didn't fit in.
The Iron Man and Hulk movies they seemed to try and keep a little bit of grounding in reality. Even Captain America did to an extent, but Thor . . . that movie pretty much threw that grounding right out the window and rode over it with a unicorn that had a rainbow colored mane. Thor just felt like the odd man out in both his movie and The Avengers.

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14. Re: Out of the Blue May 24, 2012, 01:21 netnerd85
 
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!
Fatties blame everyone but themselves. That's the problem in the world, a lack of responsibility. "Put the fork down".
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 20:11 Cutter
 
Kitkoan wrote on May 23, 2012, 19:43:
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!

So, obesity is a problem with your genes after all... your born with it

Even if that were true - which it isn't - people weren't designed to be sitting around their asses all day and night. Not to mention that we have a little something called the SIRT1 gene that controls obesity naturally when we act like we were designed to act - which is to say a limited and healthier intake of food and regular excercise.
 
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12. Re: Joss Whedon Avengers May 23, 2012, 20:05 Sepharo
 
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2012, 16:53:
Even if he doesn't direct it, can we get him to write it? All the great dialog bits were his:

*Spoilers*

"We have a Hulk"
"Ma'am, there's only one God, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that."
"You might have missed a couple things, y'know, doing time as a Capsicle."
"Puny God"
Etc. etc.

I'm not sure of it but I know many of the great one-liners were actually Robert Downey Jr.'s doing. Kind of his thing.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 19:43 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!

So, obesity is a problem with your genes after all... your born with it
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 17:23  Blue 
 
nin wrote on May 23, 2012, 13:56:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 23, 2012, 12:43:
Email glitch or Diablo delay? heheheh

Email glitch in diablo. He was waiting on his yellows to show up...


lol!
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 17:09 jdreyer
 
nin wrote on May 23, 2012, 16:47:
Saw this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was brilliant...

That actually exists, sort of (although it doesn't control the PC electric system). And the constant motion helps prevent the illnesses that are caused by hours and hours of sitting motionless, several articles of which have appeared here on Blues over the past several months..
 
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8. Joss Whedon Avengers May 23, 2012, 16:53 jdreyer
 
Even if he doesn't direct it, can we get him to write it? All the great dialog bits were his:

*Spoilers*

"We have a Hulk"
"Ma'am, there's only one God, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that."
"You might have missed a couple things, y'know, doing time as a Capsicle."
"Puny God"
Etc. etc.

This comment was edited on May 23, 2012, 16:59.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 16:47 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on May 23, 2012, 16:32:
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!

Because getting up to change the channel burns 50 cals a pop.

Saw this a couple of weeks ago and thought it was brilliant...


 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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6. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 16:32 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on May 23, 2012, 15:25:
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!

Because getting up to change the channel burns 50 cals a pop.
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 15:25 Cutter
 
So Eugene Polly is the man responsible for contributing to the obesity epedemic and turning people into couch potatoes. Thanks a lot, Gene!
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 13:56 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 23, 2012, 12:43:
Email glitch or Diablo delay? heheheh

Email glitch in diablo. He was waiting on his yellows to show up...

 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 12:43 xXBatmanXx
 
Email glitch or Diablo delay? heheheh  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 10:56 CommunistHamster
 
Apparently one of my great uncles improvised his own remote control by taking the controls off the TV unit and connecting them by a long wire, so he could have them on the coffee table. A long-reach wired remote. Very much a tinkerer. Shame he didn't live to see the internet.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue May 23, 2012, 10:51 nin
 
Joss Whedon Is On The Fence About Directing The Avengers Sequel.

Was never a huge fan of the guy, but I felt like he did pretty well with Avengers. Marvel would be stupid to not agree to any demands, and sign him immediately.


Cleanest mouse in history?

Put some on that nasty assed keyboard, too...

 
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