Acleacius wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 17:57:TheLeech wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 16:23:Right, because Judo and Aikido (also every nationalities derivative)didn't exist for 100s of years before you were born, to set the world strait. Oh wait another delusion, I get it, you were just testing me.
I think you and I are on the same page.
My post was directed at the idea that weight, size, or strength can be overcome with "soft spots and gravity" or special techniques.
For movies, I'm willing to suspend disbelief.
Acleacius wrote on Apr 14, 2017, 04:49:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 23:43:I got to disagree about 60-100 pounds, really means nothing in martial arts. It's not boxing where your trying to out last body beating, it's about soft spots and using gravity.Beamer wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 22:19:MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Apr 13, 2017, 22:16:
I'm not sure Charlize Theron really has the physical presence to be doing that much martial arts work, but what are you going to do, Hollywood rarely hires unknowns.
Did you see Fury Road?
Yeah, I love that film, and as somebody who has been doing martial arts for about 15 years now, I found the sequences where she fought Tom Hardy relatively evenly, with only one arm, and down about 60 pounds, to be pretty embarassing to good fight choreography. Gun Play is a different story of course.
Training and speed help, viciousness/determination helps, but if you are giving up a 60-100 pound muscle advantage to the opponent, it starts to put fights out of reach.
Not that I am expecting the most realistic fight scenes ever or something, and I'll probably still see this, but I KNOW there are more physically adept actresses out there. Do they have Theron's acting chops, or fame? Well.....
Creston wrote on Dec 24, 2015, 10:40:
Programmers who work for the government, which never bothers to check for quality or QA any work, etc.
Not that hard to figure it out, is it, Sparky? I'll draw it in crayons for you next time.
Blue wrote on Oct 30, 2015, 10:35:
Also, the home plate umpiring has been atrocious for both teams, as ball and strike calls are awful... if Fox used the strike tracker like TBS does it would look like a comedy.
Speaking of Fox, I was amazed at the delay when their broadcast truck went down, as if it somehow diminished the game to lose Joe Buck's commentary (though I do like Harold Reynolds). I really think they believe their broadcasters are somehow a draw beyond the game itself.
nin wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:50:siapnar wrote on Oct 7, 2015, 19:02:
Oh man that Mac n Cheese kid made my day. Such drama, served hot n cheesy
Parents probably spoiled him rotten
I don't know how the manager kept from throttling him. I'm sure it was hard...
Esoteric wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 02:05:Nucas wrote on Jun 6, 2015, 01:31:NamecaF wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 22:13:Kythlyn wrote on Jun 5, 2015, 19:29:
I wonder what's going to happen to Desura. If the digital distribution platform is taken offline, and everyone loses their libraries, it won't be pretty. This might turn into a small preview of the Steampocalypse.
I've been saying this for years. People prefer ignorance and "convenience" though
some latent part of me still feels this way but, really, this is like not using gmail because you're just anticipating google goes under and takes all your email with it. how likely do we think this is going to be after 11 years of the platform being the center of the pc universe?
just as soon worry about the inevitability of resource depletion and electricity failure preventing you from playing games, too.
Haha, you suckers, playing your "video games" that need electricity. Once the power goes out, I'll still have my table top games I can play. You guys are a bunch of suckers!
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 06:04:InBlack wrote on Mar 30, 2015, 04:03:Meh, my buddy from HS, his first job was in IT and he drove a Porsche 924 that his dad had gotten for him back when we were seniors.jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2015, 16:44:
....when I was but a youngster, I used to supplement my income...
...my car (a Porsche 928S)...
Yeah Im gonna go ahead and call bullshit on that story.
Julio wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 17:54:Verno wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 13:30:There are no known Ebola cases in the U.S.
Hopefully this will finally put an end to discussions about unnecessary and economically damaging mass quarantines. The media fear mongering of this whole situation was absurd.
I question how they define "known". I suspect "known" = "what the government is willing to admit". At my local emergency room, the hospital employees are wearing tons of hazmat type gear. As if that would make a difference.
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:45:Verno wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 09:39:Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:59:
Baby Boomers sat around on their computers all day playing video games and bitching?
No, Boomers sit around all day burning through their inheritance and consuming on a ridiculous scale with a scorched earth policy for everyone else
Well I guess I should hurry and tell my father how privileged he was when he was drafted into the Vietnam War. He is a spoiled consumer after all and owes me big time, right? I'd lecture my uncle but he died of cancer he contracted from being exposed to Agent Orange. So spoiled.
Mad Max RW wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 08:18:InBlack wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 06:38:beremot wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 04:18:LittleMe wrote on Nov 11, 2014, 03:06:
Banks were never fully de-regulated or 'free market' they just sloppily removed critical parts of regulation because they finance industry has far too much influence of our government. The house of cards that all regulations are, crumbled quickly. Instead of taking it as an example that regulations can be dangerous, many people seemed to take it as the opposite.
We haven't had free market monies or finance here in a very long time.
It's so funny that you can make statements like this while decrying "socialism" because your essential argument--"The free market never really failed because it wasn't really a free market!"--is the EXACT SAME argument a diehard Leninist would make for the failure of communism! "Communism never really failed because there never really was a true communist state!"
Oh, the irony ...
Except its not the same. Not that Im giving creedence to LittleMe's theory or anything, Im just saying that for all intents and purposes the free-market is pretty much what we have right now and it hasnt really failed. It's working out great for the 1%!
As far as Communism is concerned its doing pretty well for itself in China.
It also created you, the most spoiled generation in all of human history.
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Nov 10, 2014, 23:04:
Pardon me if I refuse to take tips on how to manage the internet either from a politician with limited experience on the matter or a handjob who writes comics. I'll research the issue on my own - the most either can give me are resources for further reading, at best.
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jul 12, 2014, 20:41:
I wasn't making a comparison. I was just concurring with Beamer that there is still some lingering bitterness over what happened to Halo following Bungie's acquisition by Microsoft back in 2001. The game that was being demoed back in 2000 was a completely different beast, an absolutely incredible looking beast that would have been way ahead of its time, than what eventually landed on XBOX.
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
*Insert in soviet russia joke*