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21.
 
ditto
Dec 13, 2003, 17:09
21.
ditto Dec 13, 2003, 17:09
Dec 13, 2003, 17:09
 
I just made the switch myself 2 days ago after a hard-drive crash.
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looni
Jul 25, 2003, 17:51
32.
looni Jul 25, 2003, 17:51
Jul 25, 2003, 17:51
 
Ran across this today. I haven't been reading the boards the last few days so i don't know if anyone found it yet but here you go. Check the name attached to the third question.

http://www.suntimes.com/output/answ-man/sho-sunday-ebert13.html

I'd post this at Shacknews...but I don't read it.
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9.
 
You know...
Feb 27, 2003, 14:54
9.
You know... Feb 27, 2003, 14:54
Feb 27, 2003, 14:54
 
You know what Bluesnews needs?

A Mr. Rogers logo.

I mean a sensitive Mr. Rogers logo...not like Fred Rogers with a shotgun or anything...


This comment was edited on Feb 27, 14:55.
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24.
 
Re: Ready.gov
Feb 26, 2003, 03:26
24.
Re: Ready.gov Feb 26, 2003, 03:26
Feb 26, 2003, 03:26
 
Some of the captions made me LOL...

Wow... I've never seen LOL used as a verb before...
Maybe it's a sign.
Before you know it people are going to start saying it out loud. Picture this scene 10 years from now:
"Hey Bob, did you catch the last nights episode of "Really Married with Someone Elses Children?"
"Yeah Ted, I was LOLing for hours. But what really had me ROFLing was the new "Doggy-Dogs." Snoop sure got senile fast."
finalist reality shows not used in this message were: "Who can keep power over a small country?" "Who can avoid marrying the clone?" "Survivor: Nuclear Wasteland" and "Survivor jr:Lord of the Flies"

Eventually it would replace laughter altogether. And then anyone accidenltly transported back in time Would end up being burned after trying to voice the sarcastic smiley after saying "LOL. Right. If this is 18th century America, then I'm a Witch."

Sorry... I got a little PLIF there. I shouldn't check this at 3AM anymore.


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9.
 
Logo
Feb 24, 2003, 15:27
9.
Logo Feb 24, 2003, 15:27
Feb 24, 2003, 15:27
 
I always thought the Timesplitters guy looked like the old Blues Logo.

Also this is definitely the best pee game ever.
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19.
 
Re: Loo Breaks
Feb 21, 2003, 18:20
19.
Re: Loo Breaks Feb 21, 2003, 18:20
Feb 21, 2003, 18:20
 
"That's great, it starts with an earthquake..."

Damn... you beat me to it...
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65.
 
Re: what games you playing?
Dec 3, 2002, 19:09
65.
Re: what games you playing? Dec 3, 2002, 19:09
Dec 3, 2002, 19:09
 
How's Shenmue II?
I've been thinking of buying a new console and after recently finding out that Final Fantasy is going to Gamecube in a few games....My sights have shifted from PS2 to X-box.

(Also about the picture: Well said Snide. Astronauts beat the pants off of my usual schizofrenic tirade.)
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Re: REMOVED
Dec 2, 2002, 18:04
40.
Re: REMOVED Dec 2, 2002, 18:04
Dec 2, 2002, 18:04
 
Morgan19,
The first rule of fight cl- *gasp* ---

I did recently shave the van dyke, btw

*gasps*
*stumbles backwards in shock*
Why weren't we consulted on this?!
*regains senses*

...Will the logo be updated?
Moreover, will it be updated gradually to reflect the growing-back process? ...!!!
(I hate it when posts are made while I'm typing )


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Edit: I take the word "when" for granted sometimes...
This comment was edited on Dec 2, 18:06.
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37.
 
Re: Old picture..
Dec 2, 2002, 17:22
37.
Re: Old picture.. Dec 2, 2002, 17:22
Dec 2, 2002, 17:22
 
I feel old just remembering this picture from when it was uploaded...
*casts bitter glance at all the child prodigies reading this*
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24.
 
Re: ugh...
Nov 19, 2002, 11:16
24.
Re: ugh... Nov 19, 2002, 11:16
Nov 19, 2002, 11:16
 
#6: I actually thought the Super Mario Brothers Movie was handled relatively well. They gave it an actual stand alone plot, the acting was excellent(even the NY accent girls worked). The characters were decent. And being what it is the premise was interesting. I think the best thing is that they managed to take all the games and re-write everything more-or-less from the premise up, yet still be true to the games. And it was witty. Even as a bad movie...compared to most other video game adaptations its friggin' Shakespeare(and unlike Lara Croft it doesn't rely on Marios' breasts).

#15: I don't think the opening credits to the first movie were that spectacular. I'm not going to get into it but I think the movies were decent just took the wrong aproach to the whole story arc.

As for Wing Commander... I have the habit of being able to like almost all movies, cuz I look at them as a critic, as a aspiring pro, as a geek, and as a fan. for once all four of these hated it.
The acting was surprisingly good considering the two leads... And I'm actually glad it's 'submarine in space.' and Chris Roberts is a great guy...
...but Roger Ebert puts it best when he said:
"These actors, alas, are at the service of a submoronic script and special effects that look like a video game writ large. ``Wing Commander'' arrives at the end of a week that began with the death of the creator of ``2001: A Space Odyssey.'' Close the pod bay door, Hal. And turn off the lights."
At least he didn't "HATE HATE HATE HATE" it... Ebert's the man...check out his reviews for Pearl Harbor and North.
www.suntimes.com/ebert ... Funny stuff.

Didn't they just prove that wine wasn't good for you a few weeks back?
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3.
 
Shower
Nov 19, 2002, 10:30
3.
Shower Nov 19, 2002, 10:30
Nov 19, 2002, 10:30
 
I watched for a few hours, I go to college in DC. It had it's moments, but I saw nothing spectacular. Pretty slow, but when it picked up for a few seconds here or there it wasn't bad. In fact it rivaled a few I saw in rural(Zero light)Pennsylvania years ago before I started school.

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(edit: I was censored by men in black)

This comment was edited on Nov 19, 10:36.
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42.
 
Re: Books and.. wth?
Oct 25, 2002, 02:39
42.
Re: Books and.. wth? Oct 25, 2002, 02:39
Oct 25, 2002, 02:39
 
He says that the Dark Tower series explains and ties together his entire world.

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(Edit: *nostalgic sniff* It's not the same without Loonie Boy to correct me about The Dark Tower series... )
This comment was edited on Oct 25, 02:42.
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37.
 
Re: Books and.. wth?
Oct 24, 2002, 21:05
37.
Re: Books and.. wth? Oct 24, 2002, 21:05
Oct 24, 2002, 21:05
 
Apparently there's a direct reference to Eyes of the Dragon actually existing within the Dark Tower books, but I've never beenable to see it. Insomnia is also said to exist inside of them, with the two people that the protagonist tries to save supposedly being Roland and Eddie. Also there's a Dark Tower short in the "Legends" Fantasy compilation... In fact... "Legends" is basically everything we've touched upon since snide asked.

Woo! 1 par. post!


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36.
 
Re: Pop limit
Oct 24, 2002, 20:55
36.
Re: Pop limit Oct 24, 2002, 20:55
Oct 24, 2002, 20:55
 
Yeah, forgot Amber. What I read before putting it down and forgetting to get back to it for 2 years was good.
Card writes Fantasy as well, but I got sick of the Alvin Maker series after a few books, and have no real intention of picking it back up. His Sci-Fi is AMAZING though. 'Enders' Game' been in consideration for a film forever. I'm glad it doesn't seem to be happening. No way anyone could ever do it justice, without being criticized as a 'Harry Potter clone.'
Which ironically is what "Harry Potter" is to "Enders' Game"...

Striving for brevity,
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31.
 
Re: Books and.. wth?
Oct 24, 2002, 20:41
31.
Re: Books and.. wth? Oct 24, 2002, 20:41
Oct 24, 2002, 20:41
 
Well I was going to say pretty much everything you just said... several times becasue my password wasn't working all day(problem was on my end). So I'll just commend your taste, especially:
Henry James technically being a Victorian writer...LOL!
Ken Follet stop being Clancy and Getting Back to Pillars...
AMEN!
but...
The only American "classic" authors I can handle are salinger, heller, and all the beatnick guys.
Mark Twain? F. Scott Fitzgerald? Poe(to a lesser extent)?

My 2-late-cents on recomendations,
My theory was that if there was no way i could read every book ever written then I should fall back on the classics.
My thoughts exactly. Which is why when indulging my geek side I like to read what I think will be a classic tommorrow.

Stephen Kings' Dark Tower, I just can't recommend enough. Since you haven't read him I suggest you do. Start in from the fantasy angle with 'The Stand' or 'It.' I actually would consider "The Stand" to fit perfectly on a shelf of Fantasy works.
I haven't read a lot of his work because I'm something of a completist as well, and the scope of that is difficult unless you're a die-hard. But I find that King tends to write everythign in certain categories, he has his 'Stand by Me Kids'(IT, Stand By Me(the body), Dreamcatcher) his 'Creepy reality'(Misery, Rose Madder) and the best example 'Bachman Books'(The Long Walk, The Running Man). Concentrating on either a single category or just reading the classics are what I tend to do. As he is extremely repetitive in his themes and trademarks. Don't think of him as just one author in the approach, think of him as and entire genre of his own.

The two Covenant Trilogy are definitely what I would have suggested after reading quite a bit of the fantasy genre, it sets above the others. It also stands out to me because although it manages to borrow more from Lord of the Rings and D&D than most other recent works(I think the gold ring clinches that)It uses it in a less repackaged and unique way. Not to knock any series I don't mention, but for me when I think back on the Fantasy that I've read the others that stand out with their own unique 'flare' are

Terry Pratchett, whose book written with Neil Gaiman is being made into film by Terry Gilliam

Robert Jordan, Even with the longwindedness and questioning him as an author I have to finish it. It does have a level of depth and story quality rarely found. Although I do wonder if what we do end up with will be lower quality than we would have gotten if he had written say... 8 books in the time that it will take him to finish all 12+.

Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth. I'm surprised noone mentioned this. The man tells a great story. The quality(in my opinion) goes down as you progress in the series, but not in the same rehashed way as Jordan does it. I can't suggest the whole series for these reasons while sticking to time constraints, but I can suggest the first book "Wizards First Rule."

Also, I don't suggest getting involved in many of the D&D series' but "Dragons of the Summer Flame" is just amazing, especially if you know a a touch of the backstory. But as far as completism goes... just pretend that there aren't any other books. Not that there aren't others of quality.

And just because I think he's underapreciated,
Iain M. Banks
His books are hard to find outside of Britain(where I've seen entire Bookshelves dedicated to him), but I'd suggest "Feersum Endjinn" Which is basically a post-technological Fantasy (think Final Fantasy past 6) thing, "Player of Games" and my favorite, a classic example of a space-opera "Consider Phlebas". He also writes contemporary fiction as Iain Banks. It's on and off, and usually incredibly odd. Start with the Wasp Factory if you feel the need.

my 2(00,000,000)-cents,
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10.
 
Re: Vampire quiz
Oct 23, 2002, 13:05
10.
Re: Vampire quiz Oct 23, 2002, 13:05
Oct 23, 2002, 13:05
 
It makes my empty heart beat with pride to know I am the childd of one so clever.
But it makes my blood taste bitter to know that I didn't think of this first... Goddamnit! er.. i mean... Damn it!...er... Godblessit!... if...well... ... you know for all their reputed power you'd think that it would be easier for vampires to swear...
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OOTB
Sep 25, 2002, 23:38
28.
OOTB Sep 25, 2002, 23:38
Sep 25, 2002, 23:38
 
Wow... that's the best straight up OOTB in a while... (not that I was complaining before) Complete with Blue getting better access to Bawls, being the influential Gaming God (TM) that we've known he was since the good ol' days of the rag, and not discussing Dogs/relatives/yardwork/Peoplebitching ... Yeeha!

Thanks Blue. I needed that.

And the beer is "Red Dog"

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Re: TPFKAS2S
Sep 20, 2002, 14:49
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Re: TPFKAS2S Sep 20, 2002, 14:49
Sep 20, 2002, 14:49
 
Well said.

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29.
 
*Sigh*
Sep 20, 2002, 01:54
29.
*Sigh* Sep 20, 2002, 01:54
Sep 20, 2002, 01:54
 
Well I was planning on posting a link to a petition that I'm using to solve an argument between myself and a friend about every sperm being good and not "killer" as she erroneously has been telling people... but now I'd just feel uncreative and like a leech.

So Thanks a Lot Snide!

And I signed the paypal petition too, I've been saying for years that I'd pay(modestly).

So Thanks a Lot Snide!!!!!

-Heatwave

maybe I should post a link to a petition asking if people want me to post the petition...naah...

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37.
 
Re: Lottery numbers
Sep 13, 2002, 04:03
37.
Re: Lottery numbers Sep 13, 2002, 04:03
Sep 13, 2002, 04:03
 
Numbers thought to be influenced by a global consciousness...hmmm... Of course!! Quick, indiv! Go find a large bag of prehistoric Scrabble pieces while I come up with a cleverly worded question about the meaning of life!

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