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Title: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2014, 02:44:50 PM
Since the old thread has mysteriously disappeared ... ???

Ric Flair WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2014, 02:54:50 PM
Ok so I went looking for ther old thread in the Forum Stats page and the old thread showed up there but when I clicked on it, this came up..
Quote
An Error Has Occurred!
The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.
So yeah it looks like it's been deleted..
Why ???
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 04, 2014, 03:14:27 PM
I claim full responsibility, even though I had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2014, 03:16:19 PM
I claim full responsibility, even though I had nothing to do with it.
If I remember correctly, Imrahil started the original thread and he deletes a lot of his post these days so that's my guess.. :-\
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Thrifty Version II on January 04, 2014, 03:27:44 PM
That explains why 280 of my old posts disappeared.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 04, 2014, 04:48:39 PM
Don't mind me just posting to get updates in 'New Replies'
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on January 04, 2014, 05:49:27 PM
It is just your pasts being all erased.

Kneel before Zod
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2014, 05:51:39 PM
It is just your pasts being all erased.

Kneel before Zod
TAKE MY MONEY!! :scared:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Nobody on January 04, 2014, 06:01:08 PM
I can't figure why anyone would delete a thread with that much history.  There was stuff in there from people you never see here anymore.  I'm starting yo think thread deleting should be a mod-only function.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 04, 2014, 06:21:17 PM
I can't figure why anyone would delete a thread with that much history.  There was stuff in there from people you never see here anymore.  I'm starting yo think thread deleting should be a mod-only function.

I agree if the thread gets that big, that thread had some history.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 04, 2014, 07:04:13 PM
I can't figure why anyone would delete a thread with that much history.  There was stuff in there from people you never see here anymore.  I'm starting yo think thread deleting should be a mod-only function.

I thought it was. ???  I seem to recall having to ask a moderator to delete a thread I'd started some time back (when there were only three subsequent posts in it... all pointing me to an equivalent thread already created), because the forum itself wouldn't allow me to delete my first - 'initiating' - post in the thread since there had been responses.



EDIT:
How does one contact a moderator (preferably one working with the website proper), to see if the thread can be retrieved from the last website backup?  [Before the next website backup happens.]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 04, 2014, 07:41:44 PM
I can't figure why anyone would delete a thread with that much history.  There was stuff in there from people you never see here anymore.  I'm starting yo think thread deleting should be a mod-only function.

I thought it was. ???  I seem to recall having to ask a moderator to delete a thread I'd started some time back (when there were only three subsequent posts in it... all pointing me to an equivalent thread already created), because the forum itself wouldn't allow me to delete my first - 'initiating' - post in the thread since there had been responses.

I think it was the last server migration when the ability to delete stuff became the option of the thread starter.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Thrifty Version II on January 04, 2014, 08:36:01 PM
I can't figure why anyone would delete a thread with that much history.  There was stuff in there from people you never see here anymore.  I'm starting yo think thread deleting should be a mod-only function.
Imrahil started the thread.  I think he has some sort of script or program running that auto-deletes his posts after combination of time elapsed and inactivity or something.  That's why his post count is so low, and why the thread disappeared.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 04, 2014, 10:02:44 PM
My OCD is pleased that the new "WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" more or less matches the length of the "RRRRRAAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!".
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 04, 2014, 10:55:43 PM
My OCD is pleased that the new "WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" more or less matches the length of the "RRRRRAAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!".
I counted each character by 5, 10, & 5 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 05, 2014, 05:39:12 AM
My OCD is pleased that the new "WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" more or less matches the length of the "RRRRRAAAAARRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!".

That always kind of bugged me too
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MSTJedi on January 05, 2014, 09:18:18 AM
Don't mind me just posting to get updates in 'New Replies'

Me too.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 05, 2014, 04:49:08 PM
Don't mind me just posting to get updates in 'New Replies'

Me too.

All the cool kids are doing it.  8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 05, 2014, 05:19:32 PM
Had a very nice dinner with mumzy and Dick (her husband) at the Majestic. This is significant in that I left my house for the first time in.....3 months?  ;)

I like the Majestic for a few reasons. One is it's dark. The other is they make the best cod fish and chips I've ever had. I got cash for my birthday and free key lime pie! All in all, a stress free night.

Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 05, 2014, 05:52:50 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 05:59:05 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195
I'm sorry but That's just friggin ridiculous deleting everything you ever posted on the forum! ::)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 05, 2014, 06:02:11 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195

If he has a script auto-deleting old posts, why are the two surviving ones from 2007 and 2010?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 05, 2014, 06:03:57 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195

If he has a script auto-deleting old posts, why are the two surviving ones from 2007 and 2010?

Dunno. Is he getting ready to bail on the site?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on January 05, 2014, 06:05:11 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195
I'm sorry but That's just friggin ridiculous deleting everything you ever posted on the forum! ::)

I could see a reason, he has a kid now, and has in the past gone on about hating kids.  I wouldn't want those comments hanging around forever.

I guess a mass delete would explain the wooooo thread going away.  Those 2 posts left are in old archived threads that are probably read only now.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 06:09:54 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195
I'm sorry but That's just friggin ridiculous deleting everything you ever posted on the forum! ::)

I could see a reason, he has a kid now, and has in the past gone on about hating kids.  I wouldn't want those comments hanging around forever.

I guess an explanation would be nice but that'll just be deleted as well anyway.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Thrifty Version II on January 05, 2014, 06:14:46 PM
Imrahil is down to just two posts?

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=1195

If he has a script auto-deleting old posts, why are the two surviving ones from 2007 and 2010?
You'd have to ask him, but it's the only thing that makes sense.  Manually deleting thousands and thousands of posts would forever.

It's nothing new though.  Others must have noticed that he had a really low post count for a guy who posts so prolifically and for so many years.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Nobody on January 05, 2014, 06:35:44 PM
None of this is a WWWWWOOOOOOOOO!!!!!, mind you, but this is really the biggest "snap" ever...
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 06:50:23 PM
I can see that :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on January 05, 2014, 06:51:33 PM
He's apparently still a member, he didn't delete his account. And it says he was active even today. So he's demoted himself to lurker?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 06:55:01 PM
Oh well no use speculating.. He'll either tell us or he won't
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on January 05, 2014, 06:56:05 PM
Or he will and then delete it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 07:03:36 PM
Yep! :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 05, 2014, 07:35:01 PM
:D :D Missed ya Rude! 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 05, 2014, 09:57:52 PM
So, tonight, I did my first ever drunk dial. It was payback to my friend for drunk dialing me. I consider that a WWWWOOOOOO!!!!

I personally think that a drunk dial is the most flattering thing you can do. When you're completely out of your mind, you call the ONE person you can focus on. Plus, I got to freak her out by using a lower toned guy voice on her. That was hilarious.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 06, 2014, 07:17:06 AM
Placed an order for a GTX 780 graphics card this morning! ;D

I can't believe I just dished out $450 for a graphics card. Installation day and the inevitable problems that come with it are going to be pretty stressful.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 06, 2014, 07:27:24 AM
Placed an order for a GTX 780 graphics card this morning! ;D

I can't believe I just dished out $450 for a graphics card. Installation day and the inevitable problems that come with it are going to be pretty stressful.

Here's hoping it's smoother than my installation day.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 06, 2014, 01:05:03 PM
Placed an order for a GTX 780 graphics card this morning! ;D

I can't believe I just dished out $450 for a graphics card. Installation day and the inevitable problems that come with it are going to be pretty stressful.

Here's hoping it's smoother than my installation day.

I'm thinking it should go well if I prep it well enough, I plan to run software to completely remove all trace's of AMD drivers, remove the old card, boot from the onboard graphics, get all the MOBO BIOS, and new GPU drivers and updates, turn it off install the card and hopefully that will give me a clean slate to work on. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 06, 2014, 01:21:58 PM
Picked up a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for $129 on sale over at Newegg.  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 06, 2014, 03:04:33 PM
Picked up a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for $129 on sale over at Newegg.  :highfive:

"Mushkin Enhanced Chronos" sounds like a great brand of sled for the Iditarod dog sled race.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on January 06, 2014, 08:06:24 PM
...

Well now, isn't this amusing?

-Rude

Hey, man! Where you been hiding?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 06, 2014, 08:09:27 PM
Stop making fun of my l33t solid state hard drive.  :'(
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 06, 2014, 08:49:16 PM
Awesome! Welcome back 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 07, 2014, 12:10:35 AM
Picked up a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for $129 on sale over at Newegg.  :highfive:

An SSD is the next thing on my upgrade list, then a better CPU cooler for more aggressive overclock, then 8 more gigs of RAM, and then finally a new case that doesn't look so tacky (my current one has a plastic front panel, flashy lights, and a window on the side :gouge:) I like my cases to be very clean and minimalist. I'm certain when I'm done with that there will be a whole new list for my constantly evolving system.


 :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: :gouge: (http://home.alfredstate.edu/VanslaTM/CISY5303Proj1/images/case1.jpg)  :gouge: :gouge: :gouge:   
Something like this would be sexy (http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2013/05/nzxt-h630-review/h630-2s.jpg)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 07, 2014, 05:22:17 AM
While the second one might be sleeker, there's absolutely no airflow in that thing and your new GPU is going to melt into a pile of wasted money.

I'm personally all about my plexiglass panel and tacky LEDs, but you should be able to find something with a 120mm top fan and a side fan without the LEDs.

Also, my next case is going to be a full sized tower. I like my mid sized tower, but when I crossfire it's a little tight. Could use some more room for airflow.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 07, 2014, 02:15:04 PM
It's not a computer unless the case was made by Blue LED Corp.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 07, 2014, 03:12:14 PM
Picked up a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for $129 on sale over at Newegg.  :highfive:

An SSD is the next thing on my upgrade list, then a better CPU cooler for more aggressive overclock, then 8 more gigs of RAM, and then finally a new case that doesn't look so tacky (my current one has a plastic front panel, flashy lights, and a window on the side :gouge:) I like my cases to be very clean and minimalist. I'm certain when I'm done with that there will be a whole new list for my constantly evolving system.


(http://i.imgur.com/N1ZsRau.jpg)

This is my tower. The lighting is optional and I usually have mine off. I love that it has a fan on every surface.

I recently purchased these upgrades. Looking very forward to them being delivered (especially that last one):

Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING
2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)
MSI R9 290 4GD5 (V803) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 07, 2014, 04:05:16 PM
Picked up a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD for $129 on sale over at Newegg.  :highfive:

An SSD is the next thing on my upgrade list, then a better CPU cooler for more aggressive overclock, then 8 more gigs of RAM, and then finally a new case that doesn't look so tacky (my current one has a plastic front panel, flashy lights, and a window on the side :gouge:) I like my cases to be very clean and minimalist. I'm certain when I'm done with that there will be a whole new list for my constantly evolving system.


(http://i.imgur.com/N1ZsRau.jpg)

This is my tower. The lighting is optional and I usually have mine off. I love that it has a fan on every surface.

I recently purchased these upgrades. Looking very forward to them being delivered (especially that last one):

Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards Z87-G45 GAMING
2 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze (TX750)
MSI R9 290 4GD5 (V803) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Is that a 120mm side fan?  Jealous.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 07, 2014, 04:18:08 PM
Is that a 120mm side fan?  Jealous.

And it lights up! OoooOoOooOoo!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 07, 2014, 06:51:55 PM
While the second one might be sleeker, there's absolutely no airflow in that thing and your new GPU is going to melt into a pile of wasted money.

I'm personally all about my plexiglass panel and tacky LEDs, but you should be able to find something with a 120mm top fan and a side fan without the LEDs.

Also, my next case is going to be a full sized tower. I like my mid sized tower, but when I crossfire it's a little tight. Could use some more room for airflow.

That case was a demonstrable aid to the kind of ascetic I like, I know nothing about that particular case. The top one is mine however, cheap price, good airflow, bad cable management but it does the job admirably, it just looks like a spaceship from a cheap sci-fi B-movie from the 80's.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 07, 2014, 06:54:19 PM
While the second one might be sleeker, there's absolutely no airflow in that thing and your new GPU is going to melt into a pile of wasted money.

I'm personally all about my plexiglass panel and tacky LEDs, but you should be able to find something with a 120mm top fan and a side fan without the LEDs.

Also, my next case is going to be a full sized tower. I like my mid sized tower, but when I crossfire it's a little tight. Could use some more room for airflow.

That case was a demonstrable aid to the kind of ascetic I like, I know nothing about that particular case. The top one is mine however, cheap price, good airflow, bad cable management but it does the job admirably, it just looks like a spaceship from a cheap sci-fi B-movie from the 80's.

So: riff it; don't replace it. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 07, 2014, 07:03:55 PM
While the second one might be sleeker, there's absolutely no airflow in that thing and your new GPU is going to melt into a pile of wasted money.

I'm personally all about my plexiglass panel and tacky LEDs, but you should be able to find something with a 120mm top fan and a side fan without the LEDs.

Also, my next case is going to be a full sized tower. I like my mid sized tower, but when I crossfire it's a little tight. Could use some more room for airflow.

That case was a demonstrable aid to the kind of ascetic I like, I know nothing about that particular case. The top one is mine however, cheap price, good airflow, bad cable management but it does the job admirably, it just looks like a spaceship from a cheap sci-fi B-movie from the 80's.

So: riff it; don't replace it. :)

I actually was considering doing that recently, just glue a bunch of cheap useless crap to it that looks sci-fi, like the cars in the Apple, but I realized it would be a pain to transport. I really want to do something to it because it is an eye sore as it is.   
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 07, 2014, 07:11:24 PM
While the second one might be sleeker, there's absolutely no airflow in that thing and your new GPU is going to melt into a pile of wasted money.

I'm personally all about my plexiglass panel and tacky LEDs, but you should be able to find something with a 120mm top fan and a side fan without the LEDs.

Also, my next case is going to be a full sized tower. I like my mid sized tower, but when I crossfire it's a little tight. Could use some more room for airflow.

That case was a demonstrable aid to the kind of ascetic I like, I know nothing about that particular case. The top one is mine however, cheap price, good airflow, bad cable management but it does the job admirably, it just looks like a spaceship from a cheap sci-fi B-movie from the 80's.

So: riff it; don't replace it. :)

I actually was considering doing that recently, just glue a bunch of cheap useless crap to it that looks sci-fi, like the cars in the Apple, but I realized it would be a pain to transport. I really want to do something to it because it is an eye sore as it is.

Possibly the simplest (and cheapest) thing might be to just remove the clear side panel, lightly sand it with very fine grit sand paper, then use Krylon's spray paint for plastic.  You can make the side panel pretty much any color (including metallics).  But if you choose something that might reflect heat (like metallic), you may want to add some more vent holes.

[Wait... this is The Computer Thread, isn't it? ;)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 07, 2014, 07:12:08 PM
MSI R9 290 4GD5 (V803) Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

I was planning to get an R9 290 when it was priced at MSRP ($399) but demand shot that price up by $100-$150. It's a badass card especially with non reference cooling. I ended up going with a GTX 780 which performs on par with the R9 290 because I found a good deal on one. Like my case it's an ugly ass card.
(http://img.hexus.net/v2/graphics_cards/nvidia/zotac/780AMP/780AMP-1b.jpg) 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 08, 2014, 11:55:39 AM
$529 over at Newegg. Prices were even higher for it at Amazon. I have a friend that I go to for upgrading who said "I have other suggestions if you do not want to spend that much on a video card. That being said, this card is totally worth it and I would be totally jealous :)".

(http://i.imgur.com/fC9EAsd.jpg)

There is my answer to next gen consoles.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 08, 2014, 12:03:35 PM
This was the first console release since N64 that I didn't even consider getting one. Usually when consoles come out there better than current PC (in the price range) but this gen it's not even close. Both the PS4 and X1 are basically very mediocre PCs with less functionality. It amazes me how much people will sacrifice for a small amount of convenience.

I think the next few years will be huge for PC gaming when people start to see how under powered their consoles are.   
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 08, 2014, 01:05:05 PM
This was the first console release since N64 that I didn't even consider getting one. Usually when consoles come out there better than current PC (in the price range) but this gen it's not even close. Both the PS4 and X1 are basically very mediocre PCs with less functionality. It amazes me how much people will sacrifice for a small amount of convenience.

I think the next few years will be huge for PC gaming when people start to see how under powered their consoles are.

People ALWAYS choose convenience over performance.  Do you think cellphone calls are better than landline calls? Do you think typing on a 3" screen with your thumbs is better than typing on a keyboard?

No but those offer clear features over there predecessors. In my mind consoles don't. If the PS4 was completely portable I wouldn't be saying this.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 10, 2014, 05:11:43 PM
Woooo, a package I ordered that wasn't scheduled to arrive until the 18th came today. I bought the product used from someone with no feedback on Amazon but the product is in supreme condition :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 10, 2014, 05:16:09 PM
I too, received all of my upgrade parts today except the SSD.

Ironically, I ordered that a week before everything else. It seems the midwest freeze has delayed it until Tuesday.

I'm really just relieved the graphics card made it. That's a pricey piece of gear to be in the hands of Ontrac. I was losing sleep over it, they make me that nervous.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 10, 2014, 05:23:27 PM
I too, received all of my upgrade parts today except the SSD.

Ironically, I ordered that a week before everything else. It seems the midwest freeze has delayed it until Tuesday.

I'm really just relieved the graphics card made it. That's a pricey piece of gear to be in the hands of Ontrac. I was losing sleep over it, they make me that nervous.

And I thought solid state drives were supposed to be fast.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 10, 2014, 07:27:00 PM
I too, received all of my upgrade parts today except the SSD.

Ironically, I ordered that a week before everything else. It seems the midwest freeze has delayed it until Tuesday.

I'm really just relieved the graphics card made it. That's a pricey piece of gear to be in the hands of Ontrac. I was losing sleep over it, they make me that nervous.

You could built the whole thing now and just add the ssd when it gets there.

Now I'm just waiting on my GPU and CPU cooler hopefully monday at the latest
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 13, 2014, 03:23:27 AM
I'm getting the hang of this call center business. There's a couple of things I'm finding out as I'm taking calls. You want them to be kind of upset when they call in, because when they are, and you help them with whatever they're calling about, it makes them feel GREAT, and it makes YOU feel great. Plus, if you say the right things, you can diffuse that anger almost IMMEDIATELY, which not only puts you in charge of the call, but it makes them feel way more confident that you're going to help the shit out of them(figure of speech). Another thing is to have fun with the customer, if you can, because if you're having fun, they're probably going to enjoy the experience of calling into customer service. I've had several customers call in where they were pretty annoyed about what had been happening to their account/phone/whatever, and I've been able to get them calmed down, and generally to the point where they're LAUGHING, which is AWESOME. My only concern is that I've failed a survey, because I had no idea what to do with the situation, because I got connected to a Spanish speaking customer, and I didn't know that I was allowed to transfer them to that department at that time in the morning. Luckily, that's getting taken care of, and I know that I CAN do that now, so it won't end up as a strike against me.

Oh, and yesterday was WAY easier on me. kept my energy up all freakin' day.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 13, 2014, 09:30:05 AM
Speaking of..
I just called DISH about my wife's delinquent account ($200) because they charged my credit card for her delinquent payment and not hers! I told them that if they didn't reverse the charge ASAP, I would be filing an Unauthorized Transaction dispute with the bank and the rep was very helpful in getting the charge reversed so I wouldn't have to call the bank 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 13, 2014, 02:11:09 PM
Boss told me today that with just a little bit of work, I could be the best agent on the team. AWESOME!
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 14, 2014, 02:16:49 PM
I didn't have a panic attack or get fired for job abandonment today, so that's a plus. On the downside, I'm completely exhausted and about as goofy as I get while intoxicated.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 20, 2014, 07:25:28 PM
I got tickets to see Miley (Cyrus) here in Denver!!!!


(it's a WOOOO for me, damnit!)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 20, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
I got tickets to see Miley (Cyrus) here in Denver!!!!


(it's a WOOOO for me, damnit!)
A Wrecking Ball WWOOO  :-X
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 23, 2014, 03:46:21 PM
FINALLY got GarageBand up & running again (10.0.1 on Mavericks) after the issue of it not being able to play back audio. 

Solution:
Quote
If GarageBand 10 has no sound, baut GarageBand 6.0.5 has, quit GarageBand, log off and on again, and then remove the preferences.
That brought the sound back for me.
Open your user Library and remove everything in
~/Library/Containers/com.apple.garageband10/
and any files with "com.apple.garageband10" in the name in ~/Library/Preferences
Then log off and on again, before opening GarageBand again.
 
To open your hidden User Library, use the Finder's "Go" menu. If you hold down the ⌥-key, "Library" will be shon in the "Go" menu.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on January 24, 2014, 10:59:02 AM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 24, 2014, 01:51:01 PM
...and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE)
I'm sure that's what Mitchell claimed it was for too.  ::)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 24, 2014, 04:08:29 PM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.

Fed Ex is the worst fucking delivery service.  They routinely fuck up my orders; they get stuck at delivery centers, they show up late, they send them to the wrong address, etc. UPS, meanwhile, delivers them to my side porch every time.

Want an example of the good things labor unions can do?  This is it right here.  Happy workers mean your packages don't get fucked up. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 27, 2014, 02:43:06 PM
My dad is finally home from the hospital.  :)
Still a LONG road to recovery/whatever the new "normal" will be, but at least he's home now.

Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on January 27, 2014, 04:22:47 PM
I'm actually getting something back from taxes this year. Last year I owed state double what I got back from federal, this year I get double back from federal what I owe state.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 27, 2014, 05:36:05 PM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.

Fed Ex is the worst fucking delivery service.  They routinely fuck up my orders; they get stuck at delivery centers, they show up late, they send them to the wrong address, etc. UPS, meanwhile, delivers them to my side porch every time.

So true. The only times I've EVER been delayed has been when the item was in their incompetent hands. Never have any problems with UPS.

Oddly though, the ones I really have to apologize for at work is Ontrac.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 27, 2014, 06:33:07 PM
So my PC is all upgraded now. Everything defaults to Ultra settings when I install games. That gives me a little semi-chubby, I have to admit. I asked my tech friend what the blood price was for installing some of the more difficult parts for me. I am to provide 2 pounds of my homemade elk and beef jerky for his trip to Burning Man.

All things considered, I got off light.

Plus, people love my jerky.  ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 27, 2014, 09:17:19 PM
What GPU are you running?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on January 27, 2014, 09:32:17 PM
I think hes got an R9 290, the same card I wanted before I got my GTX780
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on January 28, 2014, 02:14:21 AM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.

And the fedex computer voice keeps calling me daily to say this package is waiting for me.  Despite amazon calling them, telling them to stop calling me as the delivery is cancelled.   Apparently they will call for ten straight days.

Amazon already send me the replacement package ( UPS this time), so FedEx is really messed up.   
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 28, 2014, 04:59:35 AM
'Hello Mr. Bob. This is FedEx calling to remind you that Your package is waiting to be picked up at one of our many FedEx locations in your area. We hope you will stop by each of them to see if it is there and if not, be sure to flip off our apathetic employees at each location. Thank you and have a nice day.' :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on January 28, 2014, 05:05:29 AM
Basically, that is it.  They mumble the address and I believe it is at a location downtown, about an hour away from me. 

Since Amazon already has UPS send one to me, really don't feel like driving two hours round trip to get a cutting board that has oil dripping all over it. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on January 28, 2014, 10:07:12 PM
I've been remarkably busy as of late, and haven't had a chance to write this up until now. But I figure I should at least say something.

The teeny tiny little ambulance company I worked for at the end of last year is no more. It has been sold off to a considerably larger company (hundreds of employees and rigs), and they've taken us EMTs along with them. Which worked out perfectly for me, since I had been planning to move onto larger things in the near future anyway. The old company was a foot in the door for a lot of EMS folks, myself included. The idea is you start there, hang around for six months or so, then try for a bigger place. This just moved up my timetable considerably, and made the hiring process a lot less stressful.

Of course, there's still plenty of stress to be found working the actual job. The old company was, for lack of a better term, a sloppy one. Not so here. It's all business, all professional, and a place where you have to know your stuff and do a good job. I've been fine enough so far, even with all the mistakes I made during training days (I get extra nervous when someone is judging me on doing things), but I'm still quite nervous. I've got big hopes for this profession, so I've got to keep myself together. Luckily I'm also super duper excited about it. Should be an interesting ride at the very least.

Also, worked my first graveyard shift on Sunday night. An experience to be sure, and rather calming. Also, [adult swim] shows some weird, weird stuff at 4 in the morning. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 28, 2014, 11:03:58 PM
Congrats, RD! :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 29, 2014, 06:52:00 AM
What GPU are you running?

What d00hickey said.  ;D

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127758 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127758)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 29, 2014, 06:57:04 AM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.

I wish you guys would chat in instead of call. Any day but Tuesday or Wednesday and you stand a very good chance of getting me.

Try to work "Lembach" into the conversation somehow.  8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 29, 2014, 07:50:00 AM
But I don't like to Chat :'(
Just gimme your direct phone number ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 29, 2014, 08:52:39 AM
I don't like to chat because everytime I do, with practically every company, what I need to get done can't get done via chat. So I end up having to call in anyway.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on January 29, 2014, 12:12:52 PM
I had to look into it and see my payrol supervisor about it, but I confirmed it.  My company pays out all of thier employee's unused sick time from the previous year.  I should have recieved it a couple weeks ago, but my name didn't pop up on thier report correctly.  It's fixed now, so I'm going to get 28 EXTRA HOURS of pay for next week.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 29, 2014, 01:48:38 PM
This is why I love Amazon.com

Monday I ordered a smaller kitchen wooden cutting board and a small bottle of mineral oil (for the monthly rubbing up and seasoning your cutting boards OF COURSE) and it should have come on Wednesday from FedEx.  Wednesday night it was not here yet so I checked the tracking online and it read "Box is damaged, delivery delayed".  I am guessing they are saying the mineral oil was leaking in the box.  Anyway, I assumed it would come on Thursday.  Alas, when I got home I had a phone message from a TERRIBLE computer voice at Fed-Ex saying something like "Box is broken, come to Fed Ex and pick it up".  Of course, they did not say WHERE in Houston it was.  Houston is kind of big city with 1000 locations.  So, I called Amazon to tell them and some guy there thought that sounded weird and he asked if I would not mind listening to a call he would make with Fed Ex to see just when they would delivery it.  The Fed Ex woman must have been based in india or something as all she could say was the box was to be picked up "in Houston" and she would not tell either of us where it was.

The Amazon guy was almost laughing and told the lady goodbye.  He apologized for it and said he would send me the items the next day from UPS.  And they came.

I asked him how he would get the stuff back to Amazon from Fed Ex and almost laughed and said it will mean a few documents have to be filled out and it will take awhile.

I love them.

I wish you guys would chat in instead of call. Any day but Tuesday or Wednesday and you stand a very good chance of getting me.

Try to work "Lembach" into the conversation somehow.  8)

If I ever need to, I will definitely try!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 29, 2014, 02:25:43 PM
I don't like to chat because everytime I do, with practically every company, what I need to get done can't get done via chat. So I end up having to call in anyway.
I'm pretty much the opposite here.  One way to get me to not bother with customer service is to make it phone call only. I'd rather write a letter than talk on the phone.

Well I don't want to call, that is why I use chat.

And I have worked in a call center, and I know what kind of people are sent to the letter department.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 29, 2014, 05:38:18 PM
My wife's cousin finally made it home after being stuck on the highway in Atlanta's clustertruck 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on January 29, 2014, 06:03:01 PM
My wife's cousin finally made it home after being stuck on the highway in Atlanta's clustertruck

That whole Atlanta thing just sounded weird
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on January 29, 2014, 06:16:08 PM
After three years of trying, my application to take the union set electrician test has finally been accepted!  Now all I have to do is pass the incredibly hard test, then convince someone already in the union to take off work to attend the union meeting when I'm up for the vote and stand up for me. 

Ugh. 

Well, it's a start at least.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: goflyblind on January 29, 2014, 07:51:06 PM
first place in trivia for the third week in a row!  we might be in first place overall; it's been a close scrap between us and another team.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 30, 2014, 12:02:20 PM
After  a good bit of searching, I think I've finally found a new doctor! Apparently, he's very eager to provide HRT to transgender patients, he's just a little cautious about starting it up, in that he starts slow and increases the dose gradually.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Relaxing Dragon on February 08, 2014, 10:06:53 AM
Thanks to some good timing of a buddy of mine, San Diego Comic Con tickets for all four days have been purchased.

 :highfive: all around.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 09, 2014, 07:26:29 AM
Had this e-mail in my spam folder this morning.  I fail to see that it went there, I mean, this woman really wants me.  So what if "Brooke's" yahoo name seems funny.  And who DOESN'T spell "you are" incorrectly?
This must be totally real



hi its me Brooke!

isaw your photo on facebook (youre cute ) I finally got my webcam working again ...
i'd like to get to know you a little better youre just my type :)
Can you text my cell phone today so I know youre real??
here is my number (612) 255-7461 i'll be waiting!!! 
Or  addme on yahoo messenger to chat my screenname there is amazingjen2397@yahoo.com
i'm ussually online at home.

Talk Soon... i'm waiting
Brooke
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 09, 2014, 08:18:37 AM
Had this e-mail in my spam folder this morning.  I fail to see that it went there, I mean, this woman really wants me.  So what if "Brooke's" yahoo name seems funny.  And who DOESN'T spell "you are" incorrectly?
This must be totally real



hi its me Brooke!

isaw your photo on facebook (youre cute ) I finally got my webcam working again ...
i'd like to get to know you a little better youre just my type :)
Can you text my cell phone today so I know youre real??
here is my number (612) 255-7461 i'll be waiting!!! 
Or  addme on yahoo messenger to chat my screenname there is amazingjen2397@yahoo.com
i'm ussually online at home.

Talk Soon... i'm waiting
Brooke
Well aren't you the lucky one?? :D :D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 09, 2014, 09:16:56 AM
I am Il Duce...........the world is mine
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 09, 2014, 09:40:36 AM
So is her name Brooke or Jen?  Or is " Amazing Jen" her magician stage name?  I'm assuming in the long chat with her you asked.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 11, 2014, 02:13:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PmOs0Gh.jpg)

Sorry for the quality, I'm shaking with excitement. In case it's not completely obvious, today's doctor's visit went extremely well. Unfortunately, with everything YESTERDAY, this still barely makes it to a WOOO! Finally, after months of working and years of waiting, I've been prescribed the medicine I need. I was so worried that when I went, he'd give me the run around, make me wait a week or two, but no, he told me what he was going to prescribe and DID it. I have to get more labs done, but whatever. I got my medicine! The sad part is, this just barely brings me out of the danger zone, mood wise. I'm still feeling mediocre.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Thrifty on February 12, 2014, 08:44:41 AM
Finished my taxes.  Getting a refund from both the Feds and the state of DE.  Comes to about $2400 total.

I might just do something boring with it like throw it at my student loans.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on February 12, 2014, 08:56:27 AM
This will be the first year in a long time I'm not getting a decent return, it sucks ass. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 12, 2014, 02:53:46 PM
After doing my taxes last weekend, Morgan Stanley sent me a missing 1099-INT that was not on their site........so the tax I submitted needs an amendment.

Oh wait, the 1099 was for 8 cents...........and I have three years to turn in the amended statement. 

More paperwork for the tax people to file away in the IRS building someday.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 12, 2014, 04:36:19 PM
Just got the email, work is closed tomorrow due to the storm.
Snowday!

Might get caught up on some movies.  Or just veg out watching the Olympics...
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on February 12, 2014, 06:44:07 PM
Just got the email, work is closed tomorrow due to the storm.
Snowday!

Might get caught up on some movies.  Or just veg out watching the Olympics...

The downside of working from home. No snow days.  :'(
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 12, 2014, 08:10:47 PM
Just got the email, work is closed tomorrow due to the storm.
Snowday!

Might get caught up on some movies.  Or just veg out watching the Olympics...
I don't think much will be open here the rest of the week thanks to this storm :-\
No mail was delivered today and I doubt it will be delivered tomorrow either, then President's day is Monday RRARRGH!!
:angry:
Oh wait wrong thread :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 13, 2014, 02:06:53 AM
Well, it COULD be a woooooooo if you told us about how you were becoming a wilderness living food hunter.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on February 13, 2014, 06:44:47 AM
But if there's no mail, then you can't get bills in the mail!  ;)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 14, 2014, 06:11:45 AM
But if there's no mail, then you can't get bills in the mail!  ;)
True, but I am awaiting stuff like ink cartridges, copier toner, and OH another motherboard for a computer.. Stuff that Makes me money :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on February 14, 2014, 08:17:34 PM
Finally managed to pack and print postage for the birthday gifts for one of my oldest and dearest friends.  [The delay, though irritating to me at first, resulted in the time window for buying and adding things to the box to expand to include two blu-rays that dropped DRAMATICALLY in price in the last week (like: 1/2 off for one, more off for the other), which I could then include for her.]  There were two birthday things (and a bunch of 'non birthday things') that wouldn't fit in the flat-rate box that I used, so I'll have to ship them separately.  (Hopefully soon.)

But 'WWWWOOOO!!' the main birthday gifts for her Jan 21 birthday will be picked up by my carrier tomorrow.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: CJones on February 15, 2014, 05:25:43 PM
I just saved $600 per month on my health care. Thanks, Obama.
 
Oh no, I didn't mean that sarcastically. I was paying over $1000 a month before. Blue Cross/Blue Shield can kiss my ass. Thank you Optima and you Mr. President Sir!
 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 15, 2014, 05:39:50 PM
Wow, that's a lot

Congrats......now go buy me gifts.

Chop chop
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on February 16, 2014, 09:22:08 AM
So, not a bad Valentine's Day, all in all.

Laurie came home with a gift bag:

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1/1656298_10202402686179824_183481174_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1/1798769_10202402686619835_575476471_n.jpg)
(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1/1920066_10202402688099872_984282292_n.jpg)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1779336_10202402688819890_513241431_n.jpg)


Then, we were off. After going to the eye doctor's office to pick up my new glasses (which were both fine; but there is some bad news about my vision overall: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=4448.msg843736#msg843736 (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=4448.msg843736#msg843736)), we went literally next door to the T-Mobile store, to see about their current promotion, where they buy out the ETF (Early Termination Fees) on your contract with your old provider. Now, we had gone to Verizon in November of 2012, in order to get our first iPhones; it was the first time we'd had phones with a contract in like seven years, and I was regretting it hardcore within a few months. So, we had to trade in our 4Ses (for a trade-in amount that, while not trivial, was not terribly exciting either), buy new phones (iPhone 5Cs; the 5S' features were not super-compelling, at least not for an additional $100/phone) and port our numbers (which I wanted to do anyway). Because there's no contract for the service (which means if a better-priced plan comes along, we can switch to it; good luck doing that on a contract), the cost of the phones is NOT subsidized, so that was a bit of a hit; however, because my credit mandated a substantial down payment, the amount left, when divided up into payments (which is a thing they do), STILL leaves me with a lower payment than I had with Verizon. For that money, I get (for two phones):


The only downside (apart from what to do with my miles of 30-pin cables) so far is that the housing on the iPhone 5C is SUPER-slick; I need to get this puppy into a case pronto.


After that, we went to eat. Thursday night's episode of The Taste had Anthony Bourdain taking his contestants to an izakaya restaurant. Intrigued by what we saw, we searched to see if there were any izakaya style places in our vicinity; sure enough, there's one ridiculously close to us (have I mentioned how much I love the metro Atlanta food scene?). So, we went there the next night.
OMGravy, you guys. It was, far and away, the best Japanese meal I've ever had, and instantly rocketed near the top of my overall Favorite Places list. Seriously, find out if there's one near you; I'm pretty sure Googling "izakaya" along with your zip code will suffice.

And, to top it all off, Laurie got us tickets to go see Craig Ferguson tonight. SCORE!
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 16, 2014, 09:44:29 AM
Speaking as someone who semi works for Verizon (I technically work for Xerox) I hate Verizon. Worst service I've ever had was with them. I'm on my parent's AT&T plan right now, but I'm going to be switching that around soon, either starting my own plan with them, or, s witching to T-Mobile. I actually get a discount with all three providers, and I've already checked the prices between two of them. 80 bucks aonth gets me unlimited everything with T-Mobile, while VZW gets me 6GB for 100. I really do like AT&T, though, so I wanna give them a run at it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 16, 2014, 10:19:38 AM
while VZW gets me 6GB for 100. I really do like AT&T, though, so I wanna give them a run at it.

I've been with deathstar since they took over Cingular, 3GB is $80 ($85 for unlimited texting), add $10 to go to 5GB with tethering.  I forget what the overage is per GB, I rarely go over 1GB so have never gone over on my 3GB plan.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 16, 2014, 11:10:30 AM
while VZW gets me 6GB for 100. I really do like AT&T, though, so I wanna give them a run at it.

I've been with deathstar since they took over Cingular, 3GB is $80 ($85 for unlimited texting), add $10 to go to 5GB with tethering.  I forget what the overage is per GB, I rarely go over 1GB so have never gone over on my 3GB plan.

Well, I know I get a 20% discount. Xerox has a deal with them.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on February 16, 2014, 04:47:24 PM
I've been with Straight Talk, unlimited everything $45 a month and no contract, it uses AT&T and Verizon signals so never out of service, friggin amazing. Occasionally if I'm broke I'll just pay $20 for phone calls and texts. The biggest draw back with Straight Talk is that you have to buy the handset outright but they carry all the popular phones and some other good discount phones. My phone is a Huawei with Android 4.0.1, a 1.3 Ghz processor and plenty of ram, it has very little storage but I bought an SDcard. I'm not really a fan of nice phones like Iphone and Samsung Galaxy (even though you can get them on Straight Talk) because no matter how nice they are they still feel like really slow old computers.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 16, 2014, 05:19:41 PM
Sorry, but having dealt with Straight Talk through work, no, never not once.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on February 16, 2014, 05:26:20 PM
I've been with Straight Talk, unlimited everything $45 a month and no contract, it uses AT&T and Verizon signals so never out of service, friggin amazing. Occasionally if I'm broke I'll just pay $20 for phone calls and texts. The biggest draw back with Straight Talk is that you have to buy the handset outright but they carry all the popular phones and some other good discount phones. My phone is a Huawei with Android 4.0.1, a 1.3 Ghz processor and plenty of ram, it has very little storage but I bought an SDcard. I'm not really a fan of nice phones like Iphone and Samsung Galaxy (even though you can get them on Straight Talk) because no matter how nice they are they still feel like really slow old computers.

They are getting better.  My iphone 5 is almost at a speed where I would like it.  Though it is pretty painful whenever I use my fiance's 4. 
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Post by: anais.butterfly on February 17, 2014, 09:08:21 AM
I love Verizon.
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Post by: RVR II on February 17, 2014, 09:10:15 AM
I love Verizon.
Dislike :-X
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Post by: Lembach on February 17, 2014, 01:31:00 PM
So, not a bad Valentine's Day, all in all.

Laurie came home with a gift bag:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Wtf. Anti-itch cream, Purell, and a pregnancy test?
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Post by: goflyblind on February 17, 2014, 01:42:52 PM
So, not a bad Valentine's Day, all in all.

Laurie came home with a gift bag:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Wtf. Anti-itch cream, Purell, and a pregnancy test?

valentine's day is weird. ???
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on February 17, 2014, 05:59:17 PM
A lot of people came to my last movie night in Ulsan, where we watched Dr. Horrible and Scott Pilgrim.
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Post by: gbeenie on February 17, 2014, 08:23:59 PM
So, not a bad Valentine's Day, all in all.

Laurie came home with a gift bag:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Wtf. Anti-itch cream, Purell, and a pregnancy test?

Well, we've been together 20 years; as many of you may know, that's the "Trust, But Verify" anniversary.
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Post by: LucasM on February 19, 2014, 08:03:38 PM
[NOTE continues from this discussion/post (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=4448.msg844006#msg844006).]

I am currently posting from my 'cloned drive' computer.

First things first: I updated Microsoft Security Essentials - no way was I going to do anything else (especially online) until it was updated (the last update on this clone was from Jan 27 of 2013).

Then its on to potentially hours of Windows updating and rebooting itself. ;)

Then I try and see if I can recover from the defunct drive the roughly 2 hours from Tuesday day, and 3-4 hours of 'computer shit' I did Monday night and didn't get backed up.  [Since it could access something on that drive, I'm actually kinda' hopeful here... last dead drive wouldn't even spin up.  So with using it as a 'dead storage' drive, I may be able to get stuff off of it.]

But it works again!

Thank you, MartyS and d00hickey!  :clap:
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 19, 2014, 08:18:48 PM
Great!  Hope you can recover stuff off the old drive.

Once plugged in try to get stuff off, then if there are files that it says are corrupt try doing a surface scan to repair bad sectors.  Fairly low chance of it helping but I have gotten a few extra files off dying drives that way.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on February 19, 2014, 08:47:30 PM
Thanks I'll keep an eye out.

So far it is reading OK as dead storage.  At least the stuff that is mine (the D partition) seems unaffected.  I've got that whole drive sync-ing now [during the day or so preceding the crash I'd done some structural changes to my directory tree to make it easier to find more-used stuff].  Then I'll sync things like Windows Live Mail for differences.

I was also (thankfully) able to simply drop into the Firefox folder my current version of Firefox (v19, the last that worked with one of my 'external' programs for downloading flash-type media when 'Flash Video Downloader' wouldn't [some YouTube 1080p wouldn't show up in FVD that would in this thing]).  [I saved the original Firefox that was on the clone (v18) in a 'TEMP' folder just in case there might be a conflict with something the update does to the Registry on updating.  If it still works fine in a few days I'll delete that.]


Then once I have everything off of it I need, and have it thoroughly wiped of personal data, I, of course, have to go to Best Buy and trade the defective hard drive for one that I can clone the new updated installation to as soon as I'm back up to speed.  But at least now there's nowhere near the urgency there had been.  [Plus: taking in and trading a defective drive is FAR easier than unattaching a mini-tower and hauling it in.]


EDIT:
Just thought of an EASY way for me to figure out which programs I'd updated since the drive was cloned (cloned on Jan 27, 2013): just do a search of the 'Program Files' and 'Program Files (x86)' and 'User/Owner' directories for anything after that date!  If it is newer than that date, the program was modified since the cloning. ;D  [I could also do 'compare directories' with the date set and see what turns up, just not actually sync them, since it'd ignore any registry changes with updates.]  This won't even be as hard as I was still thinking for 'what was left to do'.

And this time, I'll let Acronis do incremental changes [though if it was a 'gradual corruption' of Windows, the Acronis backup would have those same defects that way].  Maybe, with the stresses this stuff causes me any more, just splurge (not splooge) and get a second backup drive: one would be a 'just installed and updated everything' exact clone for this date, and the other would be an exact clone, but with incremental change backups of everything (including program data).  Hell: an additional hard drive is only a few bucks more than I was willing to pay Geek Squad just to show up at my house - seems it'd be the better investment. :)
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Post by: Nobody on February 20, 2014, 04:08:40 AM
Acronis?  Ator's girlfriend's dad?  :)
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Post by: d00hickey on February 20, 2014, 07:57:05 AM
Thanks I'll keep an eye out.

So far it is reading OK as dead storage.  At least the stuff that is mine (the D partition) seems unaffected.  I've got that whole drive sync-ing now [during the day or so preceding the crash I'd done some structural changes to my directory tree to make it easier to find more-used stuff].  Then I'll sync things like Windows Live Mail for differences.

I was also (thankfully) able to simply drop into the Firefox folder my current version of Firefox (v19, the last that worked with one of my 'external' programs for downloading flash-type media when 'Flash Video Downloader' wouldn't [some YouTube 1080p wouldn't show up in FVD that would in this thing]).  [I saved the original Firefox that was on the clone (v18) in a 'TEMP' folder just in case there might be a conflict with something the update does to the Registry on updating.  If it still works fine in a few days I'll delete that.]


Then once I have everything off of it I need, and have it thoroughly wiped of personal data, I, of course, have to go to Best Buy and trade the defective hard drive for one that I can clone the new updated installation to as soon as I'm back up to speed.  But at least now there's nowhere near the urgency there had been.  [Plus: taking in and trading a defective drive is FAR easier than unattaching a mini-tower and hauling it in.]


EDIT:
Just thought of an EASY way for me to figure out which programs I'd updated since the drive was cloned (cloned on Jan 27, 2013): just do a search of the 'Program Files' and 'Program Files (x86)' and 'User/Owner' directories for anything after that date!  If it is newer than that date, the program was modified since the cloning. ;D  [I could also do 'compare directories' with the date set and see what turns up, just not actually sync them, since it'd ignore any registry changes with updates.]  This won't even be as hard as I was still thinking for 'what was left to do'.

And this time, I'll let Acronis do incremental changes [though if it was a 'gradual corruption' of Windows, the Acronis backup would have those same defects that way].  Maybe, with the stresses this stuff causes me any more, just splurge (not splooge) and get a second backup drive: one would be a 'just installed and updated everything' exact clone for this date, and the other would be an exact clone, but with incremental change backups of everything (including program data).  Hell: an additional hard drive is only a few bucks more than I was willing to pay Geek Squad just to show up at my house - seems it'd be the better investment. :)

 :clap: I knew you could do it. If you want to splurge with the money you saved you can get an SSD for you boot/OS drive and enjoy a much faster computing experience. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on February 20, 2014, 03:19:10 PM
:clap: I knew you could do it. If you want to splurge with the money you saved you can get an SSD for you boot/OS drive and enjoy a much faster computing experience.

Thanks. :)

In the last couple weeks I've spent all I had to spare (and a bit more) on hard drives (esp one rather large one just to keep video files on in the home theater room).  So I'll have to keep that in mind for my next available cash.  Particularly since I now know two things for sure: first, the cloned drive I can make will work without a hitch; and second, installing a hard drive in this case is the simplest of any case I've worked with (besides the computer I built from parts back in '96, I've added to/modified the contents of a total of five computers, this - by far - being the simplest to deal with hard drives (and the most difficult for optical)).

I'll have to pay more attention in the Computer thread for which SSDs would be the best choice when that time comes.  My boot partition is, thankfully, only 250GB (with about 100GB free), so I'd only need a 250GB SSD (I did a quick check on prices after reading what you said, and noticed the price jump from 250-500GB was substantial).  It would be nice to have the pagefile memory about as quick as the real memory.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 20, 2014, 03:40:09 PM
I'll have to pay more attention in the Computer thread for which SSDs would be the best choice when that time comes.  My boot partition is, thankfully, only 250GB (with about 100GB free), so I'd only need a 250GB SSD (I did a quick check on prices after reading what you said, and noticed the price jump from 250-500GB was substantial).  It would be nice to have the pagefile memory about as quick as the real memory.

Yeah, the jump in price from 120GB to 250GB isn't bad, but going to 500 is way too expensive right now.

As for the page file, when I was reading up on if an SSD should ever be defragged, there were some people saying not to put your pagefile on the SSD because all the writing will lower the lifespan of the drive.  I've got enough ram now that I have the pagefile set really small, so haven't moved it to a hard disk.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on February 20, 2014, 04:14:56 PM
Well now.....my 80 year old mom is now on Facebook........

The comets will hit earth shortly.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on February 20, 2014, 07:00:13 PM
[moved further computer discussion to The Computer Thread (http://GB)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on March 01, 2014, 02:30:12 PM
Speaking of moved. Begone tedious religious and tiresome political threads!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on March 01, 2014, 03:52:53 PM
Speaking of moved. Begone tedious religious and tiresome political threads!
Drop on in sometime  >:D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on March 01, 2014, 08:10:15 PM
Speaking of moved. Begone tedious religious and tiresome political threads!

Eh. Just don't visit 'em. I seldom look in on the religion thread, and I NEVER go the politics one anymore; and I'm perfectly happy with that choice.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on March 01, 2014, 08:26:42 PM
Speaking of moved. Begone tedious religious and tiresome political threads!

Eh. Just don't visit 'em. I seldom look in on the religion thread, and I NEVER go the politics one anymore; and I'm perfectly happy with that choice.

When I'm bored at work, I'll hit refresh on the forums. I see that happy orange "New" notice and for a microsecond think "Yay! Something entertaining!"

Then it hits. "Awww fuck. It's the religious and/or political thread. Dammit."

And then I have to kill another hobo......er...I mean....
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on March 01, 2014, 08:33:22 PM
So, this actually happened a couple weeks ago, but I'm still pretty jazzed about it:

One of my nieces (the youngest daughter of my second-oldest brother) is graduating high school this year. She wanted her father to come to the ceremony, but since he is an immature, irresponsible asshole, that possibility is pretty remote. After pledging that Laurie and I would do everything in our power to attend, I decided to initiate a Facebook conversation with my other nieces and nephews (there are a LOT) to see if I could drum up a decent-sized group to go. Now, this was literally the first time I'd had a conversation with more than one of them at a time; as I was pretty much drummed out of my family while most of them were very young (they range in age from mid-20s to 40), I wasn't sure how it would go. I'm very happy to report that I worried for nothing. It was a great, hours-long conversation, where we joked, talked about some of the moronic secrecy engaged in by my mother and siblings, and learned stuff about people on other ends of the family (some of them didn't even know about their young cousin, and I didn't know the name of my oldest brother's son). Mostly, I was struck by a couple things: One - I never had kids partly because my parents and most of my siblings made such a complete hash of it, that I was worried not doing right by them. Turns out my nieces and nephews who have kids are super-concerned with being good parents; that REALLY lifts my spirits to know, particularly because so many of them didn't do much better than I did in the having-parents department. Two - I spent decades of my life feeling like a goddamn alien (and not on account of being transgendered, something not ONE of these kids even made mention of in our long-ass conversation), because virtually no one in my family got my sense of humor or personality style AT ALL (and with six siblings, what are the odds?). With these nieces and nephews, it just clicked, in a way it never has with my siblings. When we all finally said goodnight, I felt more optimistic about my family situation than I have in many years.

And, guys? It's probably too early to call, but I think there's an outside possibility that I might be the cool aunt.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on March 02, 2014, 07:19:23 AM
Almost posted the beginning of this story in the RRRRAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHHH! thread, but it looks like it might have turned around a bit already toward good news.

For the last year, I've had one goal at work, to actually get the promotion to the job I was basically already doing.  Overnight warehouse lead.  There were a long stream of excuses in the way of this.  "You're still only a temp." then "You've only been hired on recently, you need to be past 90 days." then "You don't have enough people under you to be considered a lead."

The latest obstacle is that night shift got folded into days at the beginning of the year.  It tends to happen every year because it's a slow period, and management wanted everyone to get some cross training before going back to nights in March.

We just had a meeting this week, revealing that we will not be going back to nights.  We no longer have a supervisor, as he got promoted to another department.  Also work has slowed more than expected, and we don't have the workload to support two shifts.  We've also been cut down to the minimum amount of hours, and all of the night crew are about to lose their differential pay.

I made sure to make my displeasure at the job I've been doing without recognition or raise now no longer existing known in a way that wouldn't get me fired (which was fairly difficult) and got a vague response of, "we might be able to find something for you."

Friday I talked to the supervisor that got promoted, and he instantly tried to recruit me for another department, even going as far as to call his superior with me in the room to see if the move would be possible.  After the call he told me they actually already had a specific job in mind for me, and it would be a lead position for a new section of warehouse they're about to set up.

I would still have to keep waking up in the morning, which I hate.  I've never been a morning person.  It would, however, be a bit more fulfilling actually being in charge of something.  Even if I got the night lead position I would be sharing a lot of authority with the day lead, and with less resources and interaction with management.  With this position, I could make much more meaningful decisions.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on March 02, 2014, 12:51:19 PM
Pretty sure I passed the test to get into my local union. I passed the practical portion, just have to wait and see if I passed the written. I'll know in two weeks.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 05, 2014, 02:10:02 PM
I got a call from a bill collector today. They were asking about insurance for my ambulance ride a few weeks ago. They were looking for Cody, and apparently had NO idea I was the person they were looking for. They asked a better time to call him back, and after I told them to call tomorrow, they said thank you ma'am, and hung up. Made my day.
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Post by: Bob on March 05, 2014, 04:27:52 PM
I see a FX TV series out of this........."Collection Justified"
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on March 08, 2014, 07:41:25 PM
Got a gifted copy of Frozen (HD) on iTunes this afternoon. Linked my iTunes account to my Disney Rewards account, got a free HD copy of The Incredibles, immediately prompted that I could pick 1 of 4 Blu Rays for free (went with Dumbo since we have Cars already and the other 2 weren't interested in). Up pops another message telling us if we enter the codes from just about any Muppet DVD or Blu ray we can have a free pass to the upcoming movie.

I just so happen to have codes from Season 2 & 3 that I never entered in. Woooooooo for free movies! (And a free future date night aside from babysitter costs!)

Something must be about to go horribly wrong because a sudden burst of good luck like that never happens to me.
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Post by: LucasM on March 08, 2014, 08:45:34 PM
[Just to be precise: 'Like'd all but the last line. :)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on March 10, 2014, 08:30:45 AM
So, if you all recall, I was terminated from my job back in January. I have been trying to figure out what I want to do since then (in between volunteering at the Dumb Friends League animal shelter, babysitting for some friends, and learning Spanish), and I have finally decided....


I am going to move to Florida to be with my family. I always knew I would because I ADORE my niece, but I wasn't strong enough to be around my father. He has since taken a back seat role in the family (my mom is pretty much in charge now) and she is SUPER supportive of me. In fact, she told me that when I move she will set up an apartment so I can live alone instead of living with my them (mom, dad, and sister) or my brother's family. I have already applied for a job in Florida that I would LOVE to have (and am practically perfect for).

It took a lot of thinking, but my best friend in Denver is moving, I have no job, and I am giving up on my on again/off again beau (for the better). I really think moving is the best idea....

Only problem is where I am moving too. It has been a great motivating factor for me vis a vis weight loss (who wants to be obese in Florida? UGH), but still. HOT!!!!

I will miss the mountains the most. I love seeing them. Somedays the weather is amazeballs too. Can't say I will miss the snow.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on March 10, 2014, 09:22:03 AM
Awesome!  :o What part of Florida?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on March 10, 2014, 10:02:04 AM
Awesome!  :o What part of Florida?

West Palm Beach baby!  8)


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Post by: RVR II on March 10, 2014, 10:16:12 AM
Awesome!  :o What part of Florida?

West Palm Beach baby!  8)
Cool!
Well from what I've heard, bilingual Spanish speakers are needed in Florida so that will help 8)
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Post by: anais.butterfly on March 10, 2014, 10:19:43 AM
Awesome!  :o What part of Florida?

West Palm Beach baby!  8)
Cool!
Well from what I've heard, bilingual Spanish speakers are needed in Florida so that will help 8)

Si, esta bien! Quiero hablan espanol....um fluently. I am actually using Rosetta Stone to get it done. I think it's a great program, you just have to make sure you do it consistently (it's like exercise and eating right)
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Post by: RVR II on March 10, 2014, 10:24:01 AM
Awesome!  :o What part of Florida?

West Palm Beach baby!  8)
Cool!
Well from what I've heard, bilingual Spanish speakers are needed in Florida so that will help 8)

Si, esta bien! Quiero hablan espanol....um fluently. I am actually using Rosetta Stone to get it done. I think it's a great program, you just have to make sure you do it consistently (it's like exercise and eating right)
PERRRRRFECTAMENTE! ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 10, 2014, 10:24:18 AM
Congrats on figuring out where you wanted to be and working on making it happen, Anais! Wishing the best for you!
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Post by: LucasM on March 10, 2014, 02:28:28 PM
Today I received my first 'Disney Movie Rewards'-points gift (using less than 1/3 of what I've accumulated).  The 3D 'Tangled' blu-ray.  Don't know if my brain is up to watching 3D right now, but hopefully soon. :)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 10, 2014, 03:16:15 PM
Today I received my first 'Disney Movie Rewards'-points gift (using less than 1/3 of what I've accumulated).  The 3D 'Tangled' blu-ray.  Don't know if my brain is up to watching 3D right now, but hopefully soon. :)

There are some really nice 3D scenes in that.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on March 10, 2014, 06:35:02 PM
Today I received my first 'Disney Movie Rewards'-points gift (using less than 1/3 of what I've accumulated).  The 3D 'Tangled' blu-ray.  Don't know if my brain is up to watching 3D right now, but hopefully soon. :)

There are some really nice 3D scenes in that.

That was partly why I chose it.  I read a review that said there were fewer 'jabbing at you' shots, but just a nice, believable, sometimes awesome, sense of depth throughout.  That's how I prefer my 3D most of the time (e.g. there's a 'smack you in the face with a tree branch' shot in the Doctor Who 50th 3D [hopefully that wasn't something I should have spoilered ;D] that yanks me right out of the story briefly).


I was thinking about this for a bit and realized a little something.  Do they still have 'Miller's Analogies' with the SATs?  If not, for those too young to remember them, or those overseas who don't get them or the SATs, they were a set of parallels one was to draw between different things, e.g. 'thing 1' is to 'x' as 'thing 2' is to 'y' with one of the variables missing and four options to choose from.  I came up with one for this very thing:  ;)

'Poke your eye out' shots are to 3D films, what _____ are to anime'  [answer in spoiler]
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
:)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Nobody on March 11, 2014, 07:00:22 AM
I was thinking about this for a bit and realized a little something.  Do they still have 'Miller's Analogies' with the SATs?  If not, for those too young to remember them, or those overseas who don't get them or the SATs, they were a set of parallels one was to draw between different things, e.g. 'thing 1' is to 'x' as 'thing 2' is to 'y' with one of the variables missing and four options to choose from.  I came up with one for this very thing:  ;)
I worked for a company that administrates SAT's and other aptitude tests for 20 years until being laid off two years ago.  We handled everything from printing and shipping of tests to scoring and reporting.

Miller was losing popularity when I first started with the company, and became downright rare over the years, but some school districts still order it with their Stanford tests.  In truth, as more and more states have created their own college aptitude tests, the Stanford itself is dying, albeit slowly.
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Post by: LucasM on March 11, 2014, 11:21:10 AM
Thanks.  Cool to know.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 11, 2014, 11:48:40 AM
Managed to work up the energy to find a temporary doctor who can prescribe the hormones I'd like until I can get in to see the doctor in Aurora at the end of April, as well as finding a therapist who I think I'll be happy with. Of course, this energy MAY be from the 3 cups of coffee I had to jump start my colon, but whatever, I'll take it. I got things accomplished today, and plan on doing more. Last night, I spoke to someone on the website I mentioned in the Acute Psychological Distress thread, 7 Cups of Tea. I needed a vent again, and they actually suggested I volunteer to be a listener on the site. She said it helps her feel a lot better about herself, and it may help me, too. After I get dressed and get groceries, I'm going to do the things I need to do THAT.

Glad I chose to drink coffee this morning.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on March 13, 2014, 03:53:55 PM
Just got the letter in the mail.  Passed my union test on the first try!  WWOOO!!!  People usually have to take it twice, and three or four times is pretty common as well.  Very excited.  Studied for three weeks straight so I'm glad that payed off.
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Post by: Bob on March 13, 2014, 04:43:40 PM
And despite my fingerprints not really making useable prints on the new Texas digital equipment (3 visits there to try), the state renewed my concealed handgun license for another five years.

So relax people, Il Duce will protect you all.
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Post by: Bob on March 13, 2014, 04:44:21 PM
Just got the letter in the mail.  Passed my union test on the first try!  WWOOO!!!  People usually have to take it twice, and three or four times is pretty common as well.  Very excited.  Studied for three weeks straight so I'm glad that payed off.

That is very cool
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 13, 2014, 04:45:36 PM
Met the new therapist today. It was nothing special, just the routine of her asking a bunch of history questions and paperwork. I like her a LOT more than the therapist I had been seeing as a place holder, though. I don't get the super annoying hippy vibe. She seems like a very reasonable therapist, pretty similar to the ones I'd seen before that I really loved. And there's a couple of reassuring things, mainly the fact that the likelihood of being abandoned by her is virtually zero. She's her own boss, so there's no one to tell her that she can't treat me anymore. She also said that it's damn near impossible for her to give up on a patient and that she's very solution focused. If something isn't working, she'll try to find another option with me. There's also very little chance of her going to another practice and losing her, not only because she runs her own practice, but she just signed a lease on the office she's in, and she loves it there. It may be too early to call, but I don't know, I've got a good feeling about her. And, like John Hammond, I can usually tell instantly about people; it's a gift.
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Post by: LucasM on March 13, 2014, 06:47:47 PM
Glad to hear that, QV! :)

Even with your feeling good about her, don't be surprised if you find you need to spend some time with her (possibly off and on for a few weeks, or maybe more), going over the feelings of abandonment by the previous therapists (which parallels the emotional abandonment by your parents).  After the previous therapists pulled the shit they did, it may still take a bit to trust this one enough to fully open up with, even with your good feelings about her.  But it sounds like she's someone who will 'weather the storm' with that.  I'm very pleased to hear it.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 13, 2014, 07:46:11 PM
Glad to hear that, QV! :)

Even with your feeling good about her, don't be surprised if you find you need to spend some time with her (possibly off and on for a few weeks, or maybe more), going over the feelings of abandonment by the previous therapists (which parallels the emotional abandonment by your parents).  After the previous therapists pulled the shit they did, it may still take a bit to trust this one enough to fully open up with, even with your good feelings about her.  But it sounds like she's someone who will 'weather the storm' with that.  I'm very pleased to hear it.

She definitely does seem like that. She was very clear that she didn't expect me to trust her completely right away. She's a stranger, and I have a hard time trusting people in her profession anymore. However, I think it will be countered by the fact that I'm so damned desperate to talk to someone.
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Post by: Bob on March 15, 2014, 02:06:40 PM
And despite my fingerprints not really making useable prints on the new Texas digital equipment (3 visits there to try), the state renewed my concealed handgun license for another five years.

So relax people, Il Duce will protect you all.

And it came in the mail today.  So I am legal until 5/23/2019 now.

Woot
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Post by: d00hickey on March 15, 2014, 04:50:10 PM
WOOOOO, my old GPU, an ASUS HD7850 2gb, which I paid $99 for last year is now worth $200 because of coin miners. Time to hit up Ebay and profit  :)
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Post by: RVR II on March 18, 2014, 11:55:44 AM
Haven't had a lot to WWOOO about as of late till today..
We're getting back nearly $4000 Dollars back on our taxes!! :highfive:

I told the wife about it and told her that this is the opportunity to Finally pay off our 7 year old minivan (we owe just under $3200 dollars on it still) and she's fighting with me saying we need to save it.. :-\
Normally I would agree but we probably won't get another opportunity like this and we'll save over $200 a month so what is the best decision here? Pay off the minivan or save the refund money ???
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on March 18, 2014, 11:59:57 AM
I'm personally always in favor of eliminating debt before saving.  We save some every week as it is, but more money always goes toward digging us out of the hole.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on March 18, 2014, 12:07:14 PM
I'm personally always in favor of eliminating debt before saving.  We save some every week as it is, but more money always goes toward digging us out of the hole.
My thoughts exactly!
I won't go into the wife's mismanagement of her bills, but suffice to say that saving this money every month will definitely benefit us more in the long run!
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Post by: k1 on March 18, 2014, 01:55:32 PM
The Aquabats are coming to Boston in May! Might have to take my son to his first concert even though it's a school night!  (He's been to a few smaller music festivals, but this would be his first one in a club)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on March 18, 2014, 04:28:50 PM
I'm personally always in favor of eliminating debt before saving.  We save some every week as it is, but more money always goes toward digging us out of the hole.

If you are paying ANY amount of interest on the loan on your car, you should pay it off unless you can deposit it in a bank account that is paying you a higher interest rate.  And since that does not exist.......pay off
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Post by: Bob on March 20, 2014, 04:39:22 PM
Hmmmm, I see that a German-fancy-healthy sandwich and beer place will open a couple of miles away from my house in May.

Wait a minute, I am German, I like fancy-health-sandwiches and German beer......my birthday is in May...........

 :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive:

http://www.vertskebap.com/ (http://www.vertskebap.com/)

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Post by: goflyblind on March 21, 2014, 11:58:30 AM
I'M GOING TO TASI!

BOULDER I WILL BE INSIDE YOU FOR ALL OF JUNE!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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Post by: RoninFox on March 26, 2014, 09:24:46 AM
Rrrrrr, I probably shouldn't say anything yet and jinx it, but damn it I have to say this somewhere.

I'm finally about to be promoted!  I had to look into a different department entirely, but I don't see how it's possible I'm not about to get a better job.

For two and a half years I've been a warehouse associate (for the first year, technically a "material handler" which is the same job but for less money).  For over a year of that I was performing the duties of the warehouse night lead, even though they never gave me the official title or raise that would go along with that job.  Now that the night shift no longer exists, I kind of thought I was stuck until I moved and either got an equivalent job to transfer within the company to one of thier Ohio facilities, or just staring from scratch somewhere.

Then the cycle-count lead position became available, and I was more or less recruited for it.  The job is all about inventory tracking, looking for discrepencies in the system, and correcting/explaining them.  I would be mostly off the factory floor, working in a cubicle.  The supervisor pulled me aside the day the official posting went up and told me I would have a very good chance if I applied.  He remembered me from when I applied for a regular cycle count job over a year ago, a job I almost got but came up against someone with more experience and a degree.

This time, the interview went extremely fast, and was mostly spent telling me what the job would be like and barely asking me any questions.  The supervisor ended by saying "I can't come right out and tell you that you have this job, according to our proceedures we have to go through HR first.  What I will tell you is that we only got two internal applications, and I'm not going to interview the other guy."
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on March 26, 2014, 09:50:30 AM
WWOOO and RRARRGH but the WWOOO overrides the RRARRGH factor..
Received my big Federal refund in my account last night and transferred it to my account that I can make my final car payment but because of the large amount, it will take 3 days to process  :grr:
So be it. After 7 years, the car payments come to an end SOON 8)
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2014, 09:55:25 AM
Rrrrrr, I probably shouldn't say anything yet and jinx it, but damn it I have to say this somewhere.

I'm finally about to be promoted!  I had to look into a different department entirely, but I don't see how it's possible I'm not about to get a better job.

For two and a half years I've been a warehouse associate (for the first year, technically a "material handler" which is the same job but for less money).  For over a year of that I was performing the duties of the warehouse night lead, even though they never gave me the official title or raise that would go along with that job.  Now that the night shift no longer exists, I kind of thought I was stuck until I moved and either got an equivalent job to transfer within the company to one of thier Ohio facilities, or just staring from scratch somewhere.

Then the cycle-count lead position became available, and I was more or less recruited for it.  The job is all about inventory tracking, looking for discrepencies in the system, and correcting/explaining them.  I would be mostly off the factory floor, working in a cubicle.  The supervisor pulled me aside the day the official posting went up and told me I would have a very good chance if I applied.  He remembered me from when I applied for a regular cycle count job over a year ago, a job I almost got but came up against someone with more experience and a degree.

This time, the interview went extremely fast, and was mostly spent telling me what the job would be like and barely asking me any questions.  The supervisor ended by saying "I can't come right out and tell you that you have this job, according to our proceedures we have to go through HR first.  What I will tell you is that we only got two internal applications, and I'm not going to interview the other guy."
I won't say "Congratualtions" so not to jinx it. But my other response was going to be "good luck with that" but I'm not going to tell you that.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on March 26, 2014, 05:09:50 PM
Just say "break a leg"
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 28, 2014, 11:36:40 AM
They released me from the mental hospital an hour ago.
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Post by: RoninFox on March 28, 2014, 12:02:34 PM
Welcome back.
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 28, 2014, 03:47:53 PM
Glad to hear it!  Have a good time on the outside!
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on March 28, 2014, 04:13:15 PM
There is literally nothing in the outside world that is more stressful than that hospital was. It pushed EVERY single button I had. They even managed to work bedbugs into the scenario, which was lovely.
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 28, 2014, 10:31:03 PM
Had an awesome birthday today. Took Tyrant and the little squirt to the Zoo, got the new South Park game, and ate Chicken Wings from the best place in town. Then I found out they're doing Sharknado, so everything's beyond perfect. :^)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 28, 2014, 11:35:59 PM
Had an awesome birthday today. Took Tyrant and the little squirt to the Zoo, got the new South Park game, and ate Chicken Wings from the best place in town. Then I found out they're doing Sharknado, so everything's beyond perfect. :^)

We took our little guy to the zoo today too!

We got an annual pass so that we can pop in regularly and do a small section of the zoo, and get out before he is too tired to function.

It was really overcast and threatening to rain, so a lot of the nocturnal and not very active animals we going bananas, especially the numbats, Tasmanian devils and the echidnas.
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Post by: Lembach on March 28, 2014, 11:53:48 PM
We took our little guy to the zoo today too!

Crickey, son! Quite a lot of strange and exotic creatures here in our fine Australian zoo!

Why, over there, we have the Non-Poisonous Spider House. Oh, and over there, the Non-Venomous Snake Hut! Yonder is The House of Mammals Without Bills Or Poisonous Spurs And Don't Lay Eggs! And why, lookee there: it's the Pit of Reptiles That Don't Drag You Under and Do Death Rolls!

Now go fetch us a couple poking sticks over at the Poking Stick Hut while I grab me a Foster's!
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Post by: k1 on March 29, 2014, 04:49:27 AM
We took our little guy to the zoo today too!

Crickey, son! Quite a lot of strange and exotic creatures here in our fine Australian zoo!

Why, over there, we have the Non-Poisonous Spider House. Oh, and over there, the Non-Venomous Snake Hut! Yonder is The House of Mammals Without Bills Or Poisonous Spurs And Don't Lay Eggs! And why, lookee there: it's the Pit of Reptiles That Don't Drag You Under and Do Death Rolls!

Now go fetch us a couple poking sticks over at the Poking Stick Hut while I grab me a Foster's!

 ;D

Reminds me of when we went to a zoo in (Denver? Cleveland? Omaha? I forget which) and they had a HUGE exhibit on "Animals of New England!"  My wife and I had a blast people watching.  They were AMAZED at things like Grey Squirrels, Skunks, Possums, Raccoons, Otters, Foxes, Sea Gulls, etc. that are all over the place out here.
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Post by: Bob on March 29, 2014, 07:44:14 AM
"Animals of New England"............how many Kennedys did they have?
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Post by: RoninFox on March 29, 2014, 08:20:00 AM
Update on my employment.  I still don't have my offer letter, but I did receive an e-mail from my would-be supervisor apologizing for the delay.  He told me the letter is circulating in the upper offices and got held up because it requires several signatures, and everyone was caught up in the "end of fiscal month" pile of work.  Everything still looks like a sure thing.  No one else got interviewed and the posting has been taken down.
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Post by: RVR II on April 01, 2014, 08:15:50 AM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:
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Post by: k1 on April 01, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:

You can borrow some of mine if you start to miss having them.
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Post by: RVR II on April 01, 2014, 05:16:18 PM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:

You can borrow some of mine if you start to miss having them.
No thank you.. 7 years was long enough ;D
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on April 02, 2014, 11:48:48 PM
How I spent my weekend (among other equally-awesome things):

(http://i.imgur.com/9Dgg92p.jpg)
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 03, 2014, 07:11:17 AM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:

That feeling is so awesome. Was able to do that for a couple of years until my wife's minivan started being more trouble than it was worth. Then we had to upgrade. Congrats!
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Post by: Quirk on April 03, 2014, 07:12:51 AM
How I spent my weekend (among other equally-awesome things):

(http://i.imgur.com/9Dgg92p.jpg)

Yoooink! *scampers off to the photo riff thread, image in hand*
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Post by: Action Batch on April 03, 2014, 01:45:00 PM
There has been lots of Rifftrax content released every week for the last three weeks. Getting spoiled is awesome!
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Post by: Lembach on April 03, 2014, 01:46:53 PM
LOVE the avatar. She made that short.  ;D
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 03, 2014, 04:14:39 PM
Agreed, that avatar is hilarious. How long did it take for you to pause and rewind to get the screenshot just right?
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Post by: Action Batch on April 03, 2014, 05:48:21 PM
I initially had it zoomed in a bit more and it looked...uhm...iffy.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 05:53:03 PM
I initially had it zoomed in a bit more and it looked...uhm...iffy.

Still looks a little bit iffy...
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 07:19:46 PM
Is an echidna different from a hedgehog?

Yep. Echidnas lay eggs for one thing, so they are the only other surviving mammal that does that (along with the platypus).

Also they have four-headed penises. So there's that.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 07:22:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Long-beakedEchidna.jpg)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 07:23:31 PM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 07:31:23 PM
Cool. I asked because Echidna is the Greek for "hedgehog," so I was surprised to see one just called that.

That's interesting! I guess we've kept the name that white people gave them then. I believe most of our animals have Indigenous Australian names.
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Post by: Quirk on April 03, 2014, 07:50:22 PM
Is an echidna different from a hedgehog?

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs28/f/2008/052/8/8/Sonic_and_Knuckles_by_MegaRed.jpg)

Do these LOOK the same to you? They are totally different colors, and echidnas put LEGO bricks on their shoes.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 03, 2014, 07:56:40 PM
Is an echidna different from a hedgehog?

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs28/f/2008/052/8/8/Sonic_and_Knuckles_by_MegaRed.jpg)

Do these LOOK the same to you? They are totally different colors, and echidnas put LEGO bricks on their shoes.

I was very torn between a genuine post and something along those lines.
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Post by: Lembach on April 03, 2014, 09:08:23 PM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?
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Post by: Bob on April 04, 2014, 02:33:32 PM
Went to renew my driver's license....... that is normally a long waiting pain.  But they opened up 4 of the DMV places in town called MEGA CENTERS!

Yes, MEGA CENTERS

There was one about ten minutes from work, so I signed up online to get in the line and gave them my mobile phone number.  They then sent me a page and said I was on the list and would be called in 30 minutes.  Drove down then, walked past everyone in line and saw my phone number (last 4 digits only) was at the top of the NEXT list.  After a 1 minute wait, they called out the last 4 digits of my phone.  Passed the eye test, and was out of there in about 5 minutes.  They will mail it to me in two weeks.

Then in 2020, they say I can renew it online. 

SWEET!  Had to take a half day of vacation and have a beer outside to keep my happiness going.
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 05, 2014, 11:31:17 AM
Went to renew my driver's license....... that is normally a long waiting pain.  But they opened up 4 of the DMV places in town called MEGA CENTERS!

Yes, MEGA CENTERS

There was one about ten minutes from work, so I signed up online to get in the line and gave them my mobile phone number.  They then sent me a page and said I was on the list and would be called in 30 minutes.  Drove down then, walked past everyone in line and saw my phone number (last 4 digits only) was at the top of the NEXT list.  After a 1 minute wait, they called out the last 4 digits of my phone.  Passed the eye test, and was out of there in about 5 minutes.  They will mail it to me in two weeks.

Then in 2020, they say I can renew it online. 

SWEET!  Had to take a half day of vacation and have a beer outside to keep my happiness going.

Went to one of those in Garland to take my bus driving test. It's weird seeing a DPS office that damn big.
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Post by: gbeenie on April 05, 2014, 04:15:35 PM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:

Owning your car(s) free and clear feels AMAZING.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 05, 2014, 06:25:55 PM
And as of the morning, our car payments have ended :highfive: :cheers:

Owning your car(s) free and clear feels AMAZING.

That's why I have never bought a new car, or a used car I couldn't afford out right.
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Post by: Lembach on April 05, 2014, 08:00:00 PM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?

I'm guessing it's mainly the older folks here that got this.  ;)
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Post by: k1 on April 06, 2014, 04:42:51 AM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?

I'm guessing it's mainly the older folks here that got this.  ;)

I'm 34, does that make me old?  :-\
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 06, 2014, 05:39:00 AM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?

I'm guessing it's mainly the older folks here that got this.  ;)

I'm 34, does that make me old?  :-\

I got it and am also 34...
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 06, 2014, 09:56:03 AM
After about 5 weeks and probably 300 hours of work, just about finished with my big build of the original series Enterprise.

Lots of pictures in the collectables thread, latest batch in this post:

http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=27464.msg850313#msg850313
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 06, 2014, 10:04:25 AM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?

I'm guessing it's mainly the older folks here that got this.  ;)

I'm 34, does that make me old?  :-\

I got it and am also 34...
I'm 23 and I'm pretty sure I got it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 06, 2014, 11:43:23 AM
Oh, and baby echidnas are called puggles and they are super cute. (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=puggles&client=firefox-a&hs=FTv&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=eBc-U_u2CMLDlAWXmoCACw&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAQ&biw=1228&bih=614#channel=sb&q=puggles%20echidna&revid=2049362656&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&tbm=isch)

Didn't they do "Video Killed The Radio Star"?

I'm guessing it's mainly the older folks here that got this.  ;)

I'm 34, does that make me old?  :-\

I got it and am also 34...
I'm 23 and I'm pretty sure I got it.
24. And a half.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on April 06, 2014, 02:21:22 PM
I'm 37 ... all of you get off my lawn!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on April 07, 2014, 06:48:20 AM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/mcZYsNSyEfY/hqdefault.jpg)

37!?!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 07, 2014, 09:07:07 AM
I'll be 45 in June and I got it, but when I was a boy, I was gutting dinosaurs on my way to school with an arrowhead spear in bare feet!
Friggin Raptors piss me off :angry:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on April 07, 2014, 09:26:41 AM
Turns out, my promotion comes with a bigger raise than I expected.  I knew it was going to $1/hour minimum, and figured I would probably end up with $1.30 or something.  Turns out it's $2.40.  Plus plenty of overtime potential.   :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 07, 2014, 09:45:12 AM
I'll be 45 in June and I got it, but when I was a boy, I was gutting dinosaurs on my way to school with an arrowhead spear in bare feet!
Friggin Raptors piss me off :angry:

Pffff, youngster, I've gotten several of those darn "join AARP" letters in the mail over the last 2 weeks, I think they start mailing them out on your birthday....
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 07, 2014, 10:33:28 AM
Had to buy a new set of 5 fan blades for my ceiling fan that we had mounted on our gazebo that collapsed a couple months back from a snow and ice storm..
The fan survived the collapse with only 1 broken blade. Searched for a month off and on  and I could not find a replacement blade for the broke one..

Found a brand new set of 5 for $50.27 including shipping.
Listed the remaining 4 blades on ebay in used condition and they sold for $50.50 (incl. S&H)
Not much of a profit but I'm happy I was able to make my money back ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 07, 2014, 02:36:44 PM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/mcZYsNSyEfY/hqdefault.jpg)

37!?!

BEST.....MOVIE..........EVER
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 07, 2014, 04:51:19 PM
(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/mcZYsNSyEfY/hqdefault.jpg)

37!?!

BEST.....MOVIE..........EVER

You should check out, like, any other movie...
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on April 07, 2014, 05:09:11 PM
I'll be 45 in June and I got it, but when I was a boy, I was gutting dinosaurs on my way to school with an arrowhead spear in bare feet!
Friggin Raptors piss me off :angry:

Pffff, youngster, I've gotten several of those darn "join AARP" letters in the mail over the last 2 weeks, I think they start mailing them out on your birthday....

My mom got an AARP letter on her 50th birthday.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 07, 2014, 05:12:53 PM
When I turned 50 on my last birthday, they started a daily email attack on me.
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Post by: Tripe on April 07, 2014, 07:07:26 PM
So Man U (meh) and Real Madrid are going to play a match at the University of Michigan's American Football stadium in August. I posted about it on Facebook and that post was liked by one of my friends. She happens to be a reporter for the local NPR station, not sure if her name is know outside of Detroit, the relationship between local and national new on NPR is always a little confusing to me.

So I added a little joke about how she could do a story about a genuine British bloke seeing a genuine British team play soccer.

So...she's going to see if her editors like that idea and there's a possibility of tickets (slim but still a possibility), woooo. :)

Oh and and and, I might be joining the art committee at one of the municipal libraries near me.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 07, 2014, 07:19:17 PM
The British and Spanish teams sell tickets for their preseason games really well and fast here.   The ones in St Louis are big hits.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on April 08, 2014, 02:05:01 PM
Had to buy a new set of 5 fan blades for my ceiling fan that we had mounted on our gazebo that collapsed a couple months back from a snow and ice storm..
The fan survived the collapse with only 1 broken blade. Searched for a month off and on  and I could not find a replacement blade for the broke one..

Found a brand new set of 5 for $50.27 including shipping.
Listed the remaining 4 blades on ebay in used condition and they sold for $50.50 (incl. S&H)
Not much of a profit but I'm happy I was able to make my money back ;D

That's good shoppin' there.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: goflyblind on April 08, 2014, 03:25:25 PM
the outside world is high-def again! in related news, i'm three hundred dollars poorer.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 08, 2014, 03:46:12 PM
the outside world is high-def again! in related news, i'm three hundred dollars poorer.

Did you buy these?

(http://i.imgur.com/ZJmUjm8.jpg)
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Post by: Pak-Man on April 08, 2014, 04:22:55 PM
I tried those, but there was lots of clipping and my framerate dropped. I think what I really need is a faster pair of eyes.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: goflyblind on April 08, 2014, 04:32:56 PM
you can overclock them if you ingest a lot of caffeine.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on April 08, 2014, 04:34:31 PM
I tried those, but there was lots of clipping and my framerate dropped. I think what I really need is a faster pair of eyes.

Your eyes aren't the problem.  Your spinal cord is responsible for taking in stimulus and quickly reacting, so you really need to upgrade that in order to improve performance. 

In other words, your neck's a bottleneck.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: goflyblind on April 08, 2014, 06:04:25 PM
so much more money spent this evening! plane tickets bought for denver and also for home!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 08, 2014, 06:37:10 PM
so much more money spent this evening! plane tickets bought for denver and also for home!

Don't forget rental car, pet kennel, etc!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 09, 2014, 10:58:48 AM
I've been going through quite a bit of stress lately, and have been emotionally exhausted, but it seems I'm doing a pretty good job of coping when things get particularly rough. My therapist seems like she's a FANTASTIC person for me to be working with. She's working with me on payments, because her standard fee is high, and my insurance is garbage. She's only charging me what my copay WOULD be if my insurance was paying for it, which is SUPER nice. She's also told me we're going to try EMDR to help me work through a lot of the issues I've had that still trigger me, which she tells me she's had a lot of success with.

Since I'm at home most of the time and have very few people to talk to, I've made the adjustment of going for a jog when my mood starts to dip really low, or I feel like crying. I need the exercise anyway, and a quick 10 minute run listening to music is a good way to get my mind off of whatever upset me in the first place. I end up thinking about the future, which is what tends to bring me down ANYWAY, but I end up thinking about it positively, so I end up feeling better.
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Post by: BiteMe316 on April 09, 2014, 12:33:20 PM
I finally got my food stamps and General Assistance for this month!  Normally, I get my General Assistance on the first of the month and my food stamps on the third.  I didn't get them last week, so I called Burlington County Social Services, actually got a real person after a series of annoying prompts, and the Customer Service Representative told me that my re-certification (which I had done last month like the letter I received to February told me to) hadn't been processed yet.  They didn't give me a timeline about when I would receive my Welfare because they were still processing February and March, and they would send me a notice in the mail when everything was processed.  I only found out because I called the 800 number on the back of the card and entered in my card number to check (since I'm just too damn impatient to wait for those idiots to get their crap together.  This isn't the first time they've done something like this) and everything was there.  Thank God. 

I need this money to pay my bills and groceries since employers aren't interested in hiring me.  But I'm glad I finally got my Welfare and won't have worry about paying my car insurance this month.  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 14, 2014, 04:01:16 PM
Got my new driver's license today and my new CHL last month.  So it appears I own the state of Texas until 2020 now.

Il Duce is pleased......
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 17, 2014, 09:53:12 AM
I just Lucked Out BIG TIME getting our upcoming round trip American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Mexico City (changing planes in Dallas) moved to a Non-Stop flight via US Airways For FREE!!
:highfive:

So this trip started back in September (before there was a merger between the 2 airlines) when we found our tickets for $361 each and using our travel agent commission we collect on a sale, that brought the price down to around $345 per ticket flying American Airlines with a stop in Dallas, but after the nightmare trip we had on our last trip flying home via Delta and almost missing our flight to Charlotte in Atlanta, I've been checking periodically with American Airlines to see if we could transfer our flight to US Airways since they are the only airline that flies non-stop out of Charlotte to Mexico City with no luck till today..

Called initially to get our US Airways Dividend Miles number attached to this upcoming flight but was informed of some itinerary changes and had to get transferred to the international dept. for clarification..
While checking on the changes, I had the rep check to see if they could access a non-stop flight on the same dates through US Airways yet and she said she could. She then said there were seats available and she asked us if we wanted that flight instead, and I said YES PLEASE!!! :o
After redoing our itinerary for the Non-stop flight and entering in our Dividend Miles numbers, we were given a new confirmation code which I then entered into the US Airways website under the 'Manage Flight' option and it was confirmed there!

On top of that, WE PAID 0$ FOR TICKET CHANGES FEES!! (Normally it's $150 per ticket)
SCORES!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 18, 2014, 05:47:09 PM
I managed to scrape out a second mile and a quarter today while doing my run; basically, I did 2 laps. I've been doing two most days ANYWAY, but I haven't done them consecutively, so that's a step up. It wasn't a solid, unbroken chunk, either. I had to slow to a walk for short bits a few times on the second lap, but it's better than nothing. I'm thinking that I'm going to go out for another lap in an hour or so, provided the weather holds. I haven't done anything since Tuesday because of depression hitting peaks during the stupid snows we got. Getting it back now, and hopefully I can keep it up.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 20, 2014, 10:16:26 AM
I just Lucked Out BIG TIME getting our upcoming round trip American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Mexico City (changing planes in Dallas) moved to a Non-Stop flight via US Airways For FREE!!
:highfive:

So this trip started back in September (before there was a merger between the 2 airlines) when we found our tickets for $361 each and using our travel agent commission we collect on a sale, that brought the price down to around $345 per ticket flying American Airlines with a stop in Dallas, but after the nightmare trip we had on our last trip flying home via Delta and almost missing our flight to Charlotte in Atlanta, I've been checking periodically with American Airlines to see if we could transfer our flight to US Airways since they are the only airline that flies non-stop out of Charlotte to Mexico City with no luck till today..

Called initially to get our US Airways Dividend Miles number attached to this upcoming flight but was informed of some itinerary changes and had to get transferred to the international dept. for clarification..
While checking on the changes, I had the rep check to see if they could access a non-stop flight on the same dates through US Airways yet and she said she could. She then said there were seats available and she asked us if we wanted that flight instead, and I said YES PLEASE!!! :o
After redoing our itinerary for the Non-stop flight and entering in our Dividend Miles numbers, we were given a new confirmation code which I then entered into the US Airways website under the 'Manage Flight' option and it was confirmed there!

On top of that, WE PAID 0$ FOR TICKET CHANGES FEES!! (Normally it's $150 per ticket)
SCORES!!! :cheers:

I am sure there will be snakes on the plane
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on April 20, 2014, 10:37:51 AM
I just Lucked Out BIG TIME getting our upcoming round trip American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Mexico City (changing planes in Dallas) moved to a Non-Stop flight via US Airways For FREE!!
:highfive:

So this trip started back in September (before there was a merger between the 2 airlines) when we found our tickets for $361 each and using our travel agent commission we collect on a sale, that brought the price down to around $345 per ticket flying American Airlines with a stop in Dallas, but after the nightmare trip we had on our last trip flying home via Delta and almost missing our flight to Charlotte in Atlanta, I've been checking periodically with American Airlines to see if we could transfer our flight to US Airways since they are the only airline that flies non-stop out of Charlotte to Mexico City with no luck till today..

Called initially to get our US Airways Dividend Miles number attached to this upcoming flight but was informed of some itinerary changes and had to get transferred to the international dept. for clarification..
While checking on the changes, I had the rep check to see if they could access a non-stop flight on the same dates through US Airways yet and she said she could. She then said there were seats available and she asked us if we wanted that flight instead, and I said YES PLEASE!!! :o
After redoing our itinerary for the Non-stop flight and entering in our Dividend Miles numbers, we were given a new confirmation code which I then entered into the US Airways website under the 'Manage Flight' option and it was confirmed there!

On top of that, WE PAID 0$ FOR TICKET CHANGES FEES!! (Normally it's $150 per ticket)
SCORES!!! :cheers:

I am sure there will be snakes on the plane

If it's Delta that goes without saying.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 20, 2014, 11:53:58 AM
I just Lucked Out BIG TIME getting our upcoming round trip American Airlines flight from Charlotte to Mexico City (changing planes in Dallas) moved to a Non-Stop flight via US Airways For FREE!!
:highfive:

So this trip started back in September (before there was a merger between the 2 airlines) when we found our tickets for $361 each and using our travel agent commission we collect on a sale, that brought the price down to around $345 per ticket flying American Airlines with a stop in Dallas, but after the nightmare trip we had on our last trip flying home via Delta and almost missing our flight to Charlotte in Atlanta, I've been checking periodically with American Airlines to see if we could transfer our flight to US Airways since they are the only airline that flies non-stop out of Charlotte to Mexico City with no luck till today..

Called initially to get our US Airways Dividend Miles number attached to this upcoming flight but was informed of some itinerary changes and had to get transferred to the international dept. for clarification..
While checking on the changes, I had the rep check to see if they could access a non-stop flight on the same dates through US Airways yet and she said she could. She then said there were seats available and she asked us if we wanted that flight instead, and I said YES PLEASE!!! :o
After redoing our itinerary for the Non-stop flight and entering in our Dividend Miles numbers, we were given a new confirmation code which I then entered into the US Airways website under the 'Manage Flight' option and it was confirmed there!

On top of that, WE PAID 0$ FOR TICKET CHANGES FEES!! (Normally it's $150 per ticket)
SCORES!!! :cheers:

I am sure there will be snakes on the plane

If it's Delta that goes without saying.
Our last trip was on Delta..
I would probably take snakes on a plane than go through that BS in Atlanta again :speechless:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on April 22, 2014, 03:27:10 PM
I just discovered the wonders of men's scrub pans. They are probably the most comfortable pants on earth. I got two pairs one black and one khaki, they both have cargo pockets and look just like normal pants if you wear your shirt un tucked to cover the draw string. I might just consider never wearing any other type of pants again. It's like wearing pajama pants that look like normal pants.     
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 22, 2014, 04:46:52 PM
I just discovered the wonders of men's scrub pans. They are probably the most comfortable pants on earth. I got two pairs one black and one khaki, they both have cargo pockets and look just like normal pants if you wear your shirt un tucked to cover the draw string. I might just consider never wearing any other type of pants again. It's like wearing pajama pants that look like normal pants.     
That reminds me, I need to order some!
My waste size has been fluctuating between 36 and 38 so my regular jeans and pants are either too loose or too tight :-[
These will work out for either size ;D
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Post by: Bob on April 22, 2014, 06:19:23 PM
Maybe wearing a men's giant judge dress body suit is the way to cover. 
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Post by: RVR II on April 22, 2014, 06:24:33 PM
Maybe wearing a men's giant judge dress body suit is the way to cover.
:speechless:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 22, 2014, 06:43:54 PM
They always fit!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 23, 2014, 12:21:30 AM
Fuck, just get a muumuu.
And pray for non windy days when walking down the street.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on April 25, 2014, 09:21:40 AM
Had to have a colonoscopy today, got the all clear. No more drinking that foul concoction!  ;D
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Post by: RoninFox on April 25, 2014, 10:17:30 AM
Had to have a colonoscopy today, got the all clear. No more drinking that foul concoction!  ;D

Glad everything came out okay.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on April 25, 2014, 10:30:16 AM
Had to have a colonoscopy today, got the all clear. No more drinking that foul concoction!  ;D

I used to play bass for foul concoction 
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Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on April 25, 2014, 01:26:56 PM
Had to have a colonoscopy today, got the all clear. No more drinking that foul concoction!  ;D

I used to play bass for foul concoction

I just found your band publicity photo.

(http://i62.tinypic.com/11aa7vc.jpg)
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Post by: Lembach on April 25, 2014, 02:19:53 PM
Had to have a colonoscopy today, got the all clear. No more drinking that foul concoction!  ;D

Glad everything came out okay.

(http://legacy-cdn.smosh.com/smosh-pit/032011/seewhat-deniro.jpg)
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Post by: d00hickey on April 26, 2014, 09:28:04 PM
Amazon is sending me my 2nd replacement Kindle even though I'm pretty sure it hasn't been under warranty for years. I stepped on it and they didn't even ask what happened to it, and it's an upgrade to a newer model too. I guess they figure I'll be more likely to buy more books from them, which is true.  8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on April 26, 2014, 09:39:44 PM
Amazon is sending me my 2nd replacement Kindle even though I'm pretty sure it hasn't been under warranty for years. I stepped on it and they didn't even ask what happened to it, and it's an upgrade to a newer model too. I guess they figure I'll be more likely to buy more books from them, which is true.  8)

I need to step on my 1st Gen Fire!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on April 26, 2014, 09:53:04 PM
Amazon is sending me my 2nd replacement Kindle even though I'm pretty sure it hasn't been under warranty for years. I stepped on it and they didn't even ask what happened to it, and it's an upgrade to a newer model too. I guess they figure I'll be more likely to buy more books from them, which is true.  8)

I need to step on my 1st Gen Fire!

Mine was a first gen, first gen kindle. I use the crap out of it, the fact that I've probably spent over a thousand dollars on ebooks from Amazon probably helps.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on April 27, 2014, 01:24:49 AM
Amazon is sending me my 2nd replacement Kindle even though I'm pretty sure it hasn't been under warranty for years. I stepped on it and they didn't even ask what happened to it, and it's an upgrade to a newer model too. I guess they figure I'll be more likely to buy more books from them, which is true.  8)

I need to step on my 1st Gen Fire!

Mine was a first gen, first gen kindle. I use the crap out of it, the fact that I've probably spent over a thousand dollars on ebooks from Amazon probably helps.

You were still using one of these?

(http://i.minus.com/ikUVvtRNH3tR8.jpg)

That's hardcore. I've only had maybe 5 customers still using these classics.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 27, 2014, 08:14:09 AM
No, mine was a little newer than that. I had the first 'popular' one.
(http://denverlibrary.org/files/Kindle-front-graphite.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2014, 09:01:45 AM
That's the one I still use, I think it's 2nd or 3rd generation.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 27, 2014, 09:20:20 AM
I didn't learn until after I broke 3 of them that kindle was really good about replacing broken units. Wish I would have known that sooner. On the bright side, now I have a paperwhite which is awesome. I use it all the time.  Works in any environment.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 27, 2014, 10:21:19 AM
kindles suck.

That was Imrahil with your Daily Grump, ladies and gentlemen! Give him a round of applause! Now back to your regularly scheduled program of WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on April 27, 2014, 10:30:44 AM
kindles suck.

That was Imrahil with your Daily Grump, ladies and gentlemen! Give him a round of applause! Now back to your regularly scheduled program of WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Maybe he meant they were actually vampires.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on April 27, 2014, 01:07:36 PM
It's like the giant "word processors" that people bought in the late '90s or early 2000s instead of buying a computer in the idea that they "saved money".
I remember that :D Though I bought a complete Gateway computer system back in 2000 for $1600 that was worthless after a year and a half >:(
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on April 27, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
That's the one I still use, I think it's 2nd or 3rd generation.

Yeah, you are both using a 3rd generation. This is a 2nd:

(http://www.teleread.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/kindle2a1.jpg)
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Post by: d00hickey on April 27, 2014, 04:34:50 PM
No, I just mean that the dedicated e-reader, especially with that grey LCD screen, is a piece of shit and a waste of money.  It's a big paperweight unitasker which doesn't really work well on its own.  It's like the giant "word processors" that people bought in the late '90s or early 2000s instead of buying a computer in the idea that they "saved money".

It's not an LCD screen, the battery goes for days, I don't get eye strain, books are cheap and abundant, and I can take it anywhere. I would go as far to say it is probably one of my least regretful purchases in the tech department in years. You can think it sucks all you want but I love it and it has literally enriched my life. I have no allegiance to Amazon, and I don't support it out of misguided buyers remorse, I use it everyday because it enhanced my reading experience which I value a great deal.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2014, 06:03:15 PM
I can read for many hours straight on my e-ink kindle, can't say that about any other display I have ever tried.  Since I can't read paperbacks without reading glasses now and the publishers are cutting back on hard covers the kindle is the only way I can read most books without eye strain.

It's "niche" area is actual reading, but I suppose getting engrossed in a book and reading it in one or 2 sittings is something not many people do any more.

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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 27, 2014, 06:36:29 PM
I got massive headaches from trying to read on the kindle. Never had a problem with my tablet.

But that's from gnashing your teeth in rage.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 27, 2014, 06:53:31 PM
I got massive headaches from trying to read on the kindle. Never had a problem with my tablet.

But that's from gnashing your teeth in rage.

Why would I be doing that while reading on a tablet?

?

Do you only get headaches while not gnashing your teeth in rage?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on April 27, 2014, 08:38:19 PM
My wife had one and never used it.  Eventually we sold it for about 1/3rd the price she got it for. She uses her tablet constantly, about half the time as an e-reader.  I use mine for books and music and everything else.  Kindle just can't compete.

I still like real books too (prefer them in fact) but the kindle is just a niche product whose niche has vanished.

To each their own I suppose.  I'm also one of the ones who loves their kindle.  But I find people who actually like physical books tend to hate them.  My fiancee, my sister and her husband, my parents, bunch of friends, they all love books and never use e readers, even if they own them.

Whereas books were always bulky for me to carry, I'd lose my place if it closed on accident, and if I finished a book then it'd just be dead weight for me to carry around (as I usually read on public transportation).  I also don't have a sense of smell, so this obsession over the smell of ink and wood pulp never applied to me. 

I read so much more now that I have my kindle.  Not sure why it gives you a headache, as there is no light being projected into your eyes.  Maybe you had the font too small?  The newer ones also have better contrast, which might be part of it. 
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 27, 2014, 09:29:13 PM
It was the weird glare off the screen, my eyes had trouble knowing where to focus. Because it was not backlit, and I had to have a light source, it was always there.

I'm OK with e-readers now. I still prefer books, but I get the convenience of an e-reader. I'd say I'm about 60/40 real books/ereaders at this point.  Having a tablet in the gym on the machines is way, WAY easier than dealing with a book when I want to read and do the stair machine or elliptical.

Ah yes, having to use a light with an e-reader is a pain in the ass. I can see what you mean about the glare.

Which is why I love my kindle paperwhite. It's side lit through tubes that soften the light. Much easier on the eyes than a backlit LCD. And I have the option to turn it off when in a well lit room or outdoors.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2014, 10:45:20 PM
It was the weird glare off the screen, my eyes had trouble knowing where to focus. Because it was not backlit, and I had to have a light source, it was always there.

I'm OK with e-readers now. I still prefer books, but I get the convenience of an e-reader. I'd say I'm about 60/40 real books/ereaders at this point.  Having a tablet in the gym on the machines is way, WAY easier than dealing with a book when I want to read and do the stair machine or elliptical.

Ah yes, having to use a light with an e-reader is a pain in the ass. I can see what you mean about the glare.

Which is why I love my kindle paperwhite. It's side lit through tubes that soften the light. Much easier on the eyes than a backlit LCD. And I have the option to turn it off when in a well lit room or outdoors.

I've heard good things about the side lit screen on the paperwhite, but haven't had a reason to upgrade.  I've just never had a problem adjusting my light source position or the position of the kindle to avoid all glare...
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 27, 2014, 10:48:13 PM
I have a nook.  :-[
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 27, 2014, 10:53:39 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

At least it's not a Kobo or a Cruz, Barnes and Nobel is still in business....  ;D
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 27, 2014, 11:08:07 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Tom-nook.jpg)?
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 27, 2014, 11:13:45 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Tom-nook.jpg)?
Reminded me of a perfect description of Animal Crossing in song form.
https://www.youtube.com/v/d3q0d9YcZr0
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Post by: LucasM on April 27, 2014, 11:16:02 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

I have a cranny.


  (Seems that's where all my lost little stuff seems to end up.)
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Post by: Lembach on April 28, 2014, 01:45:34 AM
As the unofficial Amazon representative of this forum......*ahem!*

I would just like to take a moment to address those of you that either may not like Kindles or may use alternate e-readers:

http://www.youtube.com/v/eKwk1ko6ceQ

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Post by: Darth Geek on April 28, 2014, 09:59:38 AM
As the unofficial Amazon representative of this forum......*ahem!*

I would just like to take a moment to address those of you that either may not like Kindles or may use alternate e-readers:

http://www.youtube.com/v/eKwk1ko6ceQ
:o :speechless: I wet my pants. In fact, I wet your pants too. I'm not sure how.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 28, 2014, 10:28:29 AM
My dad had one of the very early Sony e-readers, I think it was long before the kindle, or before the kindle was popular. It was ok but the benefit of the Kindle is the tie in with Amazon.com, kind of like with Ipods and Itunes.   

One of these Skiff Readers might be cool if it ever comes out.
(http://www.antilogic.co.za/images/technology/skiff-reader3.jpg)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 28, 2014, 10:54:57 AM
One of these Skiff Readers might be cool if it ever comes out.

After 4 years with no news on it I kind of doubt it will ever become available.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 28, 2014, 02:41:16 PM
One of these Skiff Readers might be cool if it ever comes out.

After 4 years with no news on it I kind of doubt it will ever become available.

I agree, but someone else might release something very similar.
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Post by: BathTub on April 28, 2014, 02:59:02 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 28, 2014, 04:26:19 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

Considering they are cheaper than normal books, I'm not quite sure where that feeling stems from.

Are you talking about the fact that technically you don't own the book?  It's not that hard to pull the text out of the files and save them on your computer if you're worried about that sort of thing.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 28, 2014, 04:31:21 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

Considering they are cheaper than normal books, I'm not quite sure where that feeling stems from.

Are you talking about the fact that technically you don't own the book?  It's not that hard to pull the text out of the files and save them on your computer if you're worried about that sort of thing.

There is a lot of go software out there for format conversions and OCR that, in the long run, create abundant amounts of content.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 28, 2014, 04:41:40 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

Considering they are cheaper than normal books, I'm not quite sure where that feeling stems from.

Are you talking about the fact that technically you don't own the book?  It's not that hard to pull the text out of the files and save them on your computer if you're worried about that sort of thing.

There is a lot of go software out there for format conversions and OCR that, in the long run, create abundant amounts of content.

Agreed.

But I'm starting to feel like a shill, so I think this'll be my last kindle post.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 28, 2014, 04:54:54 PM
I can KIND of understand it from an ownership standpoint, but then again, I love the crap out of Steam.
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Post by: BathTub on April 28, 2014, 05:07:09 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

Considering they are cheaper than normal books, I'm not quite sure where that feeling stems from.

Are you talking about the fact that technically you don't own the book?  It's not that hard to pull the text out of the files and save them on your computer if you're worried about that sort of thing.

I looked up Pandora's Star which happens to be the book I am currently listening to. The Kindle version saves 40 cents. Sure that counts as 'cheaper' but only just.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 28, 2014, 05:10:04 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

Considering they are cheaper than normal books, I'm not quite sure where that feeling stems from.

Are you talking about the fact that technically you don't own the book?  It's not that hard to pull the text out of the files and save them on your computer if you're worried about that sort of thing.

I looked up Pandora's Star which happens to be the book I am currently listening to. The Kindle version saves 40 cents. Sure that counts as 'cheaper' but only just.

The saving in storage space is more than worth it for me!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 28, 2014, 05:10:42 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

It's funny how it takes a format change to understand that the price of the media is negligible compared to the various royalties and other costs.

You would think the cost of printing a book would be a factor but I guess they don't add anything to the cost, just like CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-Rays.  All those discs only cost a few cents to create when done by the millions, but the cost of albums and movies continued to go up after they were introduced.  I think everyone thought books were different, but when you see a hard cover selling for less than an e-book you realize the printing costs must not be a factor at all in the retail prices charged.
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Post by: BathTub on April 28, 2014, 05:48:05 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

It's funny how it takes a format change to understand that the price of the media is negligible compared to the various royalties and other costs.

You would think the cost of printing a book would be a factor but I guess they don't add anything to the cost, just like CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-Rays.  All those discs only cost a few cents to create when done by the millions, but the cost of albums and movies continued to go up after they were introduced.  I think everyone thought books were different, but when you see a hard cover selling for less than an e-book you realize the printing costs must not be a factor at all in the retail prices charged.

I'm actually the exact same way with Music. I've purchased about 2 albums in iTunes. Mostly because I didn't have a choice (Brett Domino did at sell a labeled blank CD to copy their album too). If I have a choice it's physical all the way. I do have a lot of game soundracks in digital form, mostly from humble bundle sales and the like, but only in DRM free lossless versions.
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Post by: RoninFox on April 28, 2014, 05:48:37 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

It's funny how it takes a format change to understand that the price of the media is negligible compared to the various royalties and other costs.

You would think the cost of printing a book would be a factor but I guess they don't add anything to the cost, just like CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-Rays.  All those discs only cost a few cents to create when done by the millions, but the cost of albums and movies continued to go up after they were introduced.  I think everyone thought books were different, but when you see a hard cover selling for less than an e-book you realize the printing costs must not be a factor at all in the retail prices charged.

I still think it's a small factor, though you are likely to see stores desperate to slash prices to drive sales.
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Post by: LucasM on April 28, 2014, 05:52:36 PM
I'd be more interested in ebook readers if I didn't think ebooks were a huge rip off.

It's funny how it takes a format change to understand that the price of the media is negligible compared to the various royalties and other costs.

You would think the cost of printing a book would be a factor but I guess they don't add anything to the cost, just like CDs, DVDs, and even Blu-Rays.  All those discs only cost a few cents to create when done by the millions, but the cost of albums and movies continued to go up after they were introduced.  I think everyone thought books were different, but when you see a hard cover selling for less than an e-book you realize the printing costs must not be a factor at all in the retail prices charged.

I don't think that is it.

The ebook (and music and film download) industries just count on people wanting instant gratification so they charge more, and get more profit from things that users have less control (and 'ownership') of than the 'hard copy' versions of the same items.

About 60-75% of the books I've bought (and about 35-50% of the CDs, and about 25% of the films) are worth as much or more now than what I paid for them (yes, generally what I like tends toward the obscure and collectible).  That is why (if I could read with any regularity) I'd still never get any kind of electronic reader (and why I refuse to buy downloadable music or films).

The other thing is - when someone is done with any electronic media - they have nothing at all to sell or trade: it is illegal to redistribute any of it.  That is not true with any physical media format, even if the thing hasn't become collectible in the interim.

</my 2¢ [which I assured myself over the last day that I wouldn't add because I have been in such poor shape the last five weeks]>


[EDIT: I think some of this was written by others while I was trying to think clearly enough to write.]
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Post by: RoninFox on April 28, 2014, 06:03:51 PM
I tend to go for physical media except for some games and comics.  I buy some graphic novels in physical form, and have sold them after I decide I don't want to re-read them, but when it comes to individual issues, I know I'm not going to keep them in excellent enough condition to make it work selling later and I really enjoy the comixology apps for reading them.  Plus, the app doesn't shoot me weird looks for buying an MLP comic.

As for games, I tend to download older games and anything I can get for "free" through PSN.  The only new game I've looked into downloading otherwise is the new Tex Murphy game.  If theres something I've been wanting I'll hit up Gamestop, maybe even jump on a preorder deal.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 28, 2014, 06:07:31 PM
I'm too lazy to sell things on. I usually just give them to a charity shop.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 28, 2014, 06:12:22 PM
I like downloading stuff because I don't like having physical stuff all over the place.
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 28, 2014, 06:14:28 PM
I like downloading stuff because I don't like having physical stuff all over the place.
Thanks to technology, hoarding is so much less messy!
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Post by: LucasM on April 28, 2014, 06:26:46 PM
I'm too lazy to sell things on. I usually just give them to a charity shop.

But there too, there is a massive benefit: someone who likely could not otherwise have afforded whatever it is now has a chance to own it.  Not possible (legally) with digital versions of anything.

[And you do get paid: in good Karma. ;)]
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 28, 2014, 07:19:34 PM
Whats the exchange rate for good karma to US currency? 
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Post by: Variety of Cells on April 28, 2014, 07:44:51 PM
Whats the exchange rate for good karma to US currency?

Let's do a little math.  Depending on what kind, a chameleon will cost you an average of $80.00 in the US.  Some a little more, some a little less.  But $80.00 seems to be a good average. 

Now, as we all know, there are 5 karma's in a chameleon.  So we divide $80.00 by 5, and we get $16 per karma.  That's an exchange rate of 6.3¢KA/US$.  The dollar is pretty strong in comparison.  But that could always change, as exchange rates come and go.
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Post by: gbeenie on April 28, 2014, 09:50:34 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

AND an  HD-DVD player? Oh, my poor, sweet baby.
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 28, 2014, 10:22:40 PM
Whats the exchange rate for good karma to US currency?

Let's do a little math.  Depending on what kind, a chameleon will cost you an average of $80.00 in the US.  Some a little more, some a little less.  But $80.00 seems to be a good average. 

Now, as we all know, there are 5 karma's in a chameleon.  So we divide $80.00 by 5, and we get $16 per karma.  That's an exchange rate of 6.3¢KA/US$.  The dollar is pretty strong in comparison.  But that could always change, as exchange rates come and go.

Out-fuckin-standing
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 28, 2014, 10:46:39 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

AND an  HD-DVD player? Oh, my poor, sweet baby.

I actually really like my nook. It's a useful little piece of tech. I like Amazon fine enough, but I don't know, I prefer the nook.
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Post by: Lembach on May 01, 2014, 08:24:38 PM
I have a nook.  :-[

AND an  HD-DVD player? Oh, my poor, sweet baby.

I actually really like my nook. It's a useful little piece of tech. I like Amazon fine enough, but I don't know, I prefer the nook.

(http://memecrunch.com/meme/KVZ7/blasphemer/image.png)
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Post by: d00hickey on May 02, 2014, 02:26:00 AM
I have a friend who is consistently on the wrong side of technology. Starting with Beta Max to Jaguar and SEGA CD all they way up to an HDDVD player. He also bought an Xbox1 which does not bode well for them.
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Post by: Lembach on May 02, 2014, 01:41:23 PM
I have a friend who is consistently on the wrong side of technology. Starting with Beta Max to Jaguar and SEGA CD all they way up to an HDDVD player. He also bought an Xbox1 which does not bode well for them.

Oh man. The only thing I know about the Atari Jaguar was from Spoony's review of "Highlander - Last of the MacLeods".

http://spoonyexperiment.com/game-reviews/highlander-last-of-the-macleods/ (http://spoonyexperiment.com/game-reviews/highlander-last-of-the-macleods/)

What a technological abomination.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 04, 2014, 12:00:47 AM
I was feeling very rubbish today. Very depressed and unhappy. I had a bout of wanting to drink away the depression. Didn't do it. That was at noon. Proud of me!
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 05, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
Had a great time with Gary and Erin Wickering (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) over the weekend! The LIVE riff of The Stuff went over very well with the crowd. We had a great time at the after parties, especially the karaoke (no, I didn't sing). Spent a lot of time at their house watching all manner of good and bad horror movies. As well as a few riffs. Quiptracks riffs of Ghost Rider and The Covenant, both of which they liked a lot.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 05, 2014, 08:56:26 PM
Had a great time with Gary and Erin Wickering (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) over the weekend! The LIVE riff of The Stuff went over very well with the crowd. We had a great time at the after parties, especially the karaoke (no, I didn't sing). Spent a lot of time at their house watching all manner of good and bad horror movies. As well as a few riffs. Quiptracks riffs of Ghost Rider and The Covenant, both of which they liked a lot.

DG, do you just hunt down all the riffing groups and spend time with them?
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 05, 2014, 09:09:49 PM
Had a great time with Gary and Erin Wickering (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) over the weekend! The LIVE riff of The Stuff went over very well with the crowd. We had a great time at the after parties, especially the karaoke (no, I didn't sing). Spent a lot of time at their house watching all manner of good and bad horror movies. As well as a few riffs. Quiptracks riffs of Ghost Rider and The Covenant, both of which they liked a lot.

DG, do you just hunt down all the riffing groups and spend time with them?
Pretty much. I've got my eye on the wild Cinester Theater next. But they are elusive and easily spooked.
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Post by: Lembach on May 05, 2014, 09:50:50 PM
Impossible to tell. They travel in a straight line.
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Post by: RoninFox on May 06, 2014, 04:16:04 AM
Had a great time with Gary and Erin Wickering (Hor-Riff-ic Productions) over the weekend! The LIVE riff of The Stuff went over very well with the crowd. We had a great time at the after parties, especially the karaoke (no, I didn't sing). Spent a lot of time at their house watching all manner of good and bad horror movies. As well as a few riffs. Quiptracks riffs of Ghost Rider and The Covenant, both of which they liked a lot.

DG, do you just hunt down all the riffing groups and spend time with them?
Pretty much. I've got my eye on the wild Cinester Theater next. But they are elusive and easily spooked.

I'll just tell you know the best place to stalk us lately is Alamo Drafthouse, especially if there is a Quote-Along that night.
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 06, 2014, 02:36:24 PM
Impossible to tell. They travel in a straight line.

Its single file, ya jackwagon!
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Post by: LucasM on May 11, 2014, 01:01:51 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)
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Post by: Lembach on May 11, 2014, 02:07:23 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)

YOINK!  :)
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Post by: TheUnabeefer on May 11, 2014, 05:12:10 AM
WOOOO!!! SpookyJanelle and I got hitched!

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10254022_668692039346_7492033115652721150_n.jpg)
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Post by: RVR II on May 11, 2014, 06:40:26 AM
After paying off our minivan last month, my credit scores have all jumped up into the Excellent range (upper 700s)! Never had credit scores this high before! :o
Now if I can just maintain this level..
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 11, 2014, 06:32:58 PM
After paying off our minivan last month, my credit scores have all jumped up into the Excellent range (upper 700s)! Never had credit scores this high before! :o
Now if I can just maintain this level..

Paid off your minivan you say?  Did the music from Predator start playing?
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Post by: Darth Geek on May 11, 2014, 06:34:12 PM
After paying off our minivan last month, my credit scores have all jumped up into the Excellent range (upper 700s)! Never had credit scores this high before! :o
Now if I can just maintain this level..

Paid off your minivan you say?  Did the music from Predator start playing?
No, Angel's Revenge.
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Post by: RVR II on May 11, 2014, 06:39:36 PM
After paying off our minivan last month, my credit scores have all jumped up into the Excellent range (upper 700s)! Never had credit scores this high before! :o
Now if I can just maintain this level..

Paid off your minivan you say?  Did the music from Predator start playing?
No but I did yell GET TO THE CHOPPA!! >:D
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Post by: The Lurker on May 13, 2014, 04:45:20 PM
Finally got my Free Comic Book Day orders.
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Post by: gbeenie on May 14, 2014, 01:43:24 PM
So, this came in the mail yesterday:

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae162/Geena_Phillips/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-05/birth%20cert_zpsponkjqx5.jpg)

This is something I thought I'd have out of the way by the time I was 30-35 (I mean, I had my name changed when I was 27); alas life, being what it is, didn't work out that way. But it's all good.
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Post by: Lembach on May 14, 2014, 05:01:17 PM
You were born in the depths of the Ocean!

Do you have the ability to make creatures of the sea do your bidding?! :o
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 14, 2014, 05:28:06 PM
This is New Jersey we are talking about here.  The so called garden state...  What the mean when they say ocean is mud puddle.
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Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on May 14, 2014, 10:47:47 PM
You were born in the depths of the Ocean!

Do you have the ability to make creatures of the sea do your bidding?! :o

Yeah, seriously WTF?
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Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on May 14, 2014, 10:56:47 PM
So, this came in the mail yesterday:

(https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t1.0-9/10303803_10202970334810685_7021155264475838650_n.jpg)

This is something I though I'd have out of the way by the time I was 30-35 (I mean, I had my name changed when I was 27); alas life, being what it is, didn't work out that way. But it's all good.

Honestly, I would take this pic down if I were you.
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Post by: LucasM on May 14, 2014, 11:51:05 PM
So, this came in the mail yesterday:

This is something I though I'd have out of the way by the time I was 30-35 (I mean, I had my name changed when I was 27); alas life, being what it is, didn't work out that way. But it's all good.

Honestly, I would take this pic down if I were you.

Agreed.  Considering that parts of it are key security questions for credit-related things.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 15, 2014, 02:38:06 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)

Yay! Got mine today!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 15, 2014, 03:33:19 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)

Yay! Got mine today!
Oh sure..
I'll bet you got it with some of those Amazon perks of yours.. :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 15, 2014, 04:07:25 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)

Yay! Got mine today!
Oh sure..
I'll bet you got it with some of those Amazon perks of yours.. :P

Prime membership. Which I have to pay full price for. And my massive 10% employee discount is used up for the year already.

Cheap bastards.  :angry:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 15, 2014, 05:51:01 AM
Right this instant - just before 4am Eastern - Amazon.com has Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mystery-Science-Theater-3000-The-Movie-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d080%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00D7AM6B6&ASIN=B00D7AM6B6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER), for only $13.49!!  Film title is link.  It'd been hovering at about $20 for a long time.

Just ordered mine. :)

Yay! Got mine today!
Oh sure..
I'll bet you got it with some of those Amazon perks of yours.. :P

Prime membership. Which I have to pay full price for. And my massive 10% employee discount is used up for the year already.

Cheap bastards.  :angry:
I would send a complaint to the employee suggestion box then..
I'm sure that will go far 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on May 15, 2014, 07:46:25 PM
This is New Jersey we are talking about here.  The so called garden state...  What the mean when they say ocean is mud puddle.

Seaside Park sitting at the bottom of the Atlantic suggests differently.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 16, 2014, 04:18:19 AM
Wooo! My "new" trackball arrived!

(http://i.minus.com/ibgIpQtbwYurFP.JPG)

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Microsoft Explorer Trackball circa 2001.
These days an auction will run you on average $160 to upwards of $400 new-in-box.
In my opinion, this was the best trackball mouse ever made.
My old one still works, but at $98 I figured I could invest in a backup.

So happy!  ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on May 16, 2014, 05:03:38 AM
So you are a collector of cruel and unusual torture implements.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 16, 2014, 06:40:40 AM
Proly zap many annoying Amazon customers with that in the near future :speechless:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on May 16, 2014, 05:03:19 PM
Wooo! My "new" trackball arrived!

(http://i.minus.com/ibgIpQtbwYurFP.JPG)

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Microsoft Explorer Trackball circa 2001.
These days an auction will run you on average $160 to upwards of $400 new-in-box.
In my opinion, this was the best trackball mouse ever made.
My old one still works, but at $98 I figured I could invest in a backup.

So happy!  ;D

Do you use that monstrosity to game?! You wouldn't be the only one, a close friend of mine will only use these for FPS. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 16, 2014, 06:12:56 PM
Wooo! My "new" trackball arrived!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Microsoft Explorer Trackball circa 2001.
These days an auction will run you on average $160 to upwards of $400 new-in-box.
In my opinion, this was the best trackball mouse ever made.
My old one still works, but at $98 I figured I could invest in a backup.

So happy!  ;D

Do you use that monstrosity to game?! You wouldn't be the only one, a close friend of mine will only use these for FPS.

I successfully tanked the Lich King with that trackball! Back when that encounter was new, too.
I remember Tim Buckley (webcomic artist of http://www.cad-comic.com/ (http://www.cad-comic.com/)), our guild and raid leader, expressed doubts, but my reaction time and accuracy were always great.

I'm just one of those people that does better with a trackball.  :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on May 16, 2014, 07:24:54 PM
Wooo! My "new" trackball arrived!

(http://i.minus.com/ibgIpQtbwYurFP.JPG)

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Microsoft Explorer Trackball circa 2001.
These days an auction will run you on average $160 to upwards of $400 new-in-box.
In my opinion, this was the best trackball mouse ever made.
My old one still works, but at $98 I figured I could invest in a backup.

So happy!  ;D

Do you use that monstrosity to game?! You wouldn't be the only one, a close friend of mine will only use these for FPS.

Wow! I didn't realize those were still in high demand! Back at my old job I convinced them to buy me one for each of my work stations (I had I think 3 at the time) and when we got laid off I brought them all home with me.  They're all in a box in my garage somewhere with misc computer cables and whatnot.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 16, 2014, 08:11:59 PM
Wooo! My "new" trackball arrived!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Ladies & Gentlemen, I present to you the Microsoft Explorer Trackball circa 2001.
These days an auction will run you on average $160 to upwards of $400 new-in-box.
In my opinion, this was the best trackball mouse ever made.
My old one still works, but at $98 I figured I could invest in a backup.

So happy!  ;D

Do you use that monstrosity to game?! You wouldn't be the only one, a close friend of mine will only use these for FPS.

Wow! I didn't realize those were still in high demand! Back at my old job I convinced them to buy me one for each of my work stations (I had I think 3 at the time) and when we got laid off I brought them all home with me.  They're all in a box in my garage somewhere with misc computer cables and whatnot.

New in box? This exact model?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2014, 06:59:43 AM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 17, 2014, 07:08:38 AM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
What do the Logitech ones look like? :o
Are any wireless?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2014, 08:07:26 AM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
What do the Logitech ones look like? :o
Are any wireless?

Nope. No wireless.

They look like this one IIRC.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqXkCIMInoq02V1W56vrsX0noobw-Q00Gw5wQHkkO5kkzHKi4b&usqp=CAY)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on May 17, 2014, 10:05:53 AM
Ah, too bad.  You are screwed, you will have to pay to get rid of them.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2014, 10:09:45 AM
Ah, too bad.  You are screwed, you will have to pay to get rid of them.

My recycle bucket & city trash pickup beg to differ.  ;)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2014, 10:57:24 AM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
What do the Logitech ones look like? :o
Are any wireless?
Nope. No wireless.

They look like this one IIRC.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqXkCIMInoq02V1W56vrsX0noobw-Q00Gw5wQHkkO5kkzHKi4b&usqp=CAY)

That's the one I use.  If you ever want to get rid of them, let me know.  I could use one for my laptop (and since nothing lasts forever, it'd be nice to have backups). :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on May 17, 2014, 11:27:28 AM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
What do the Logitech ones look like? :o
Are any wireless?
Nope. No wireless.

They look like this one IIRC.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqXkCIMInoq02V1W56vrsX0noobw-Q00Gw5wQHkkO5kkzHKi4b&usqp=CAY)

That's the one I use.  If you ever want to get rid of them, let me know.  I could use one for my laptop (and since nothing lasts forever, it'd be nice to have backups). :)

Next time I'm rearranging the garage I'll try to remember to grab one from whichever box it's in.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 17, 2014, 12:02:16 PM
If they were wireless, I'd be interested but most of my office computers use wireless keyboards and mice cause the cords are too short to reach the computers :-[
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2014, 12:21:46 PM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.
What do the Logitech ones look like? :o
Are any wireless?
Nope. No wireless.

They look like this one IIRC.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRqXkCIMInoq02V1W56vrsX0noobw-Q00Gw5wQHkkO5kkzHKi4b&usqp=CAY)

That's the one I use.  If you ever want to get rid of them, let me know.  I could use one for my laptop (and since nothing lasts forever, it'd be nice to have backups). :)

Next time I'm rearranging the garage I'll try to remember to grab one from whichever box it's in.

Thanks!  [Presuming you mean to sell or send to me ;) ...otherwise, a 'thanks' would seem inappropriate.]


If they were wireless, I'd be interested but most of my office computers use wireless keyboards and mice cause the cords are too short to reach the computers :-[

The one I currently have is so old it is a pre-USB version (so I ended up having to buy an adapter to get it to connect to my current computer).


But overall, in comparison to the other mouse Lembach was referring to, I function much better with my thumb controlling direction and my index finger on the Left-click button (with center on wheel, then ring on Right-click).  I used to kill ;) in half-Life with that arrangement because my trigger finger was so fast.  Plus, moving a mouse around really added stress to my shoulder and neck (which adds to my overall pain levels).
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on May 17, 2014, 12:32:58 PM
I rest the first thumb joint itself on the side of the ball (so the thumb isn't bent).  Don't know if that was how you used it or not.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 17, 2014, 03:27:22 PM
Not in the box. One or two were that model, the others I have are Logitech ones.

Wish I had known. I would prefer to have bought from you rather than ebay. But you should make big money.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on May 17, 2014, 04:23:09 PM
If I ever see the guy in your avatar in real life, he better stay the fuck away from me or I will punch him in his god damn face!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on May 26, 2014, 07:02:46 AM
Woke up at 6:30, ate breakfast, walked Ein, and did a 2.4 mile run. Glad I could do those, but I think I should start waking up at 5:30... I'll be able to do those things by 7 instead of 8, and then shower and get dressed by 8.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on May 26, 2014, 03:36:32 PM
I slept until 3pm and didn't exercise at all
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on May 26, 2014, 03:51:28 PM
I was up at the crack o' 2pm.

Slacker.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on May 26, 2014, 06:44:46 PM
I slept until 3pm and didn't exercise at all

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/2526075392/h746B8888/)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on May 26, 2014, 09:17:04 PM
I cut my thumb!

Why the hell is this in the "WWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!!" thread?!?!?

Because: I was using an ultra-sharp, serrated, long and heavy knife to split an acorn squash prior to cooking it for dinner tonight.  If anyone has ever tried to cut an acorn squash, you know JUST how much pressure and effort it requires (those who haven't: imagine trying to split a 2x4 with the grain with a kitchen knife... it's a little less effort than that ;D).

The squash slid a bit, so did my steadying hand.  And I cut into my thumb.  And I cut into my thumb JUST before the pressure and the acorn squash caused the knife to stop moving.  So, the cut is maybe an inch wide, but it is only maybe 1/8" deep.  And it's on the index-finger-side of the thumb pad, right next to (hitting) the thumbnail.

Had the acorn squash and my pressure NOT caused the knife to stop, I very likely wouldn't be typing this right now (and it certainly wouldn't be in this thread), because I'd be in an ER getting my thumb sewn back together, as it likely would've sliced through the entirety of the flesh there and hit the bone (possibly severing a tendon on the way).

So, yeah:  WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  That was way too fucking close!


EDIT:  Looked at, and thought more about the angle of the cut.  Had the knife not stopped, it would have completely sliced off probably 2/3 of the pad of my thumb, possibly chipping the tip of the bone as it slid along the tip of it.

So... thinking about Alton Brown's [Good Eats] recommendation, I just ordered one of these:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61SXA4pGNBL._SL1500_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Microplane-34007-Kitchen-Cut-Protection-Glove/dp/B001QXZORE/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3IPEE3JG4L5LD)
It is a cut-resistant glove for the kitchen, many of the gloves like this are made partly out of kevlar.  It isn't infallible (i.e. if the maximum force I applied at any time to the squash hit it, it wouldn't stop it), but it will certainly slow down any blade in the future, and would have apparently prevented this cut entirely.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on May 27, 2014, 01:39:55 AM
I've used a chainmaille glove for fish cleaning before. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get cut using one of those.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: BathTub on May 27, 2014, 11:20:41 AM
I've used a chainmaille glove for fish cleaning before. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get cut using one of those.

That sounds like a challenge!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on May 27, 2014, 12:34:35 PM
I've used a chainmaille glove for fish cleaning before. I'm pretty sure it's impossible to get cut using one of those.

That sounds like a challenge!
I'll hold your sign while you try it out.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: goflyblind on June 01, 2014, 03:43:51 PM
my luggage and i survived the trip! now it's time to physics up this physics physics for a month.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: BathTub on June 01, 2014, 05:48:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/SmHeP9Sve48
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on June 01, 2014, 06:49:19 PM
Job interview tomorrow.

Good luck with it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on June 01, 2014, 09:27:26 PM
Job interview tomorrow.

Good luck with it.

What job are you interviewing for? if you don't mind me asking.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 02, 2014, 07:32:08 AM
HS history teacher.  I applied for three other teaching jobs in the area this spring and got nada.  This one happens to be at the school my wife teaches at and where we live so they know me a bit, which is probably why I got the interview.  I've done some little jobs here too (subbing, etc.) so that will probably help.

I'm pretty sure Im has me on ignore, but I'm sending you my good luck wishes, too! I know how rough a job hunt can be.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 02, 2014, 10:28:12 AM
Yeah, I'm in the middle of one right now.  There's a job I REALLY want in Toronto but they haven't gotten back to me yet.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: gbeenie on June 02, 2014, 09:47:06 PM
Good luck, Im. This seems like a tailor-made opportunity for you.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2014, 07:59:49 AM
It's always nice when someone remembers you. Especially when that person is the chief operating officer for an art museum at which you want to work and she enthusiastically tells you she'll talk to the hiring manager on your behalf.

Which is also what the head of programming, his second in command, the director of the capital campaign and the social media director have also done. Short of having the director have a word (despite the fact we're both from Stratford, I really don't know him at all so that's not happening), I don't think I could have lobbied for this more completely. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on June 04, 2014, 08:06:17 AM
I dont know anything about art but I feel I would be a good addition to have working for an art museum.  You should have her put in a good word for me too.  I suppose I could be a bouncer, they have those at art museums, right?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on June 04, 2014, 08:39:08 AM
It's messed up but all the best jobs I've had were because I knew someone there. I wish I could just get hired on my own merits instead of competing with someones friend.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on June 04, 2014, 12:01:47 PM
There are lots of qualified people out there (including myself; I'm not just trying to get the position out of whimsy and I've done a fair amount for the museum in various capacities in the past) but humans operate on social relationships; networking is essentially pseudo nepotism when used to find a job.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 04, 2014, 12:12:05 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on June 04, 2014, 05:18:00 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

Your mafia work is paying off nicely.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: BathTub on June 04, 2014, 05:18:32 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on June 04, 2014, 06:31:39 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 04, 2014, 06:54:00 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?
https://www.youtube.com/rvr2
The little globe under my avatar is the link.
Random videos.. My intro video will show how wide spread my vids are.. 8)
Yeah I've had this channel since 2006 but didn't start doing anything with it till 2008
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on June 04, 2014, 07:49:24 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?

Yeah, really... the subject is irrelevant. ;)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 04, 2014, 08:06:22 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?

Yeah, really... the subject is irrelevant. ;)
Lets just say with over 2830 subscribers currently and I'm averaging 4-5 subscribers per day and over 4.3 million total views, I must be making Something worth watching :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on June 04, 2014, 08:10:05 PM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?

Yeah, really... the subject is irrelevant. ;)

Lets just say with over 2830 subscribers currently and I'm averaging 4-5 subscribers per day and over 4.3 million total views, I must be making Something worth watching :P

Which supports my word play assertion that the content is irrelevant: we'll go there regardless. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on June 04, 2014, 08:40:48 PM
I just asked what's the subject matter, I didn't insinuate anything. Also congrats on making enough to cover your mortgage on YouTube RVR, that's a good deal for doing something you do for fun. I've always wanted to start a channel but figured nobody would care to see anything I produced. 
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 04, 2014, 08:48:54 PM
I just asked what's the subject matter, I didn't insinuate anything. Also congrats on making enough to cover your mortgage on YouTube RVR, that's a good deal for doing something you do for fun. I've always wanted to start a channel but figured nobody would care to see anything I produced.
Thanks! You never know till you try..
Oh and I have a fair share of 'trolls' that follow me but it's easy to delete their comments and block them from posting future comments to any of my videos 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on June 05, 2014, 02:34:50 AM
Kind of wonder how people have all this free time to be trolls......
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 05, 2014, 07:07:38 AM
Kind of wonder how people have all this free time to be trolls......
Probably watching Troll 2 had something to do with it :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 05, 2014, 07:30:17 AM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?

Yeah, really... the subject is irrelevant. ;)

I want to say that was from Werewolf. Might be mistaken though. (Moments later update: I'm not)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 05, 2014, 08:41:54 AM
I am impressed that you managed that, RVR. My brother does the same thing, makes a lot on youtube. I think I've got $6 lifetime on my views.

I'm not really willing to put myself or my family on camera though, so that limits what I do.
And that is very understandable.
There's a lot of people that make videos and you have no idea who they are, where they live, etc. It really is just finding that acceptable ground then making a video(s) that will catch peoples attention.
There's a lot of my videos I still cringe at or just can't watch myself cause I don't think they are that good, but I guess each viewer is the judge of what they find entertaining cause they seem to keep watching them :-\
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Post by: LucasM on June 05, 2014, 10:49:51 AM
My YouTube revenue has steadily increased the last few months and has now reached a level where my mortgage is completely covered by that revenue. :o
Now if I can just keep that up where my other monthly bills are covered by this revenue then I'll be sitting good 8)

What is your channel?

Ditto, I had no idea you had a channel. Also what's the subject matter?

Yeah, really... the subject is irrelevant. ;)

I want to say that was from Werewolf. Might be mistaken though. (Moments later update: I'm not)

(http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/uploads/hexe/images/768278_stock-photo-businessman---on-the-nose.jpg)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 09, 2014, 02:58:23 PM
I ran 4 miles. Not all at once, in mile chunks, with 2-3 minute rests in between. One of them was a 9 minute mile, something I've never done, at least I haven't since I was a grade schooler...
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Post by: Bob on June 09, 2014, 06:00:40 PM
I ran 4 miles. Not all at once, in mile chunks, with 2-3 minute rests in between. One of them was a 9 minute mile, something I've never done, at least I haven't since I was a grade schooler...

4 miles?   I have NEVER done that in one session before.  3 is my limit.

Uber congrats.
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Post by: Lembach on June 09, 2014, 08:09:58 PM
I went downstairs and back for a slice of key-lime pie.
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Post by: d00hickey on June 10, 2014, 04:00:09 AM
I went downstairs and back for a slice of key-lime pie.

I was about to walk to the bathroom, but I figured I could hold it longer.
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Post by: d00hickey on June 16, 2014, 08:16:20 AM
I've been off cigarettes for over a week and I can breath again. I wish I discovered good e cigarettes long ago, they have come a long way since those crappy "cigalikes" that came out in the mid ots.
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Post by: Lembach on June 16, 2014, 03:44:25 PM
I've been off cigarettes for over a week and I can breath again. I wish I discovered good e cigarettes long ago, they have come a long way since those crappy "cigalikes" that came out in the mid ots.

On a related note, my doctor prescribed Flonase (a corticosteroid) to help me kick my rhinitis medicamentosa (addiction to over-the-counter nasal sprays) of three years. Seems to be working great. I can breathe without having to snort Oxymetazoline twice a day.   :D
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 17, 2014, 11:23:12 AM
I've been off cigarettes for over a week and I can breath again. I wish I discovered good e cigarettes long ago, they have come a long way since those crappy "cigalikes" that came out in the mid ots.

On a related note, my doctor prescribed Flonase (a corticosteroid) to help me kick my rhinitis medicamentosa (addiction to over-the-counter nasal sprays) of three years. Seems to be working great. I can breathe without having to snort Oxymetazoline twice a day.   :D

What's the cause of your nasal problems?  I was always worried about getting addicted to nasal sprays so i never used them much, and instead I pretty much live without being able to breath through my nose.  Haven't been able to smell since I was 6.  But my problems stem from nasal polyps, your situation is probably different. 
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Post by: Space version 2.0 on June 17, 2014, 12:35:52 PM
Book of Mormon is going to be in Syracuse the week before my birthday (end of October). I think I'll have to get myself some tickets as an early gift to myself.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 17, 2014, 06:26:29 PM
I've been off cigarettes for over a week and I can breath again. I wish I discovered good e cigarettes long ago, they have come a long way since those crappy "cigalikes" that came out in the mid ots.

On a related note, my doctor prescribed Flonase (a corticosteroid) to help me kick my rhinitis medicamentosa (addiction to over-the-counter nasal sprays) of three years. Seems to be working great. I can breathe without having to snort Oxymetazoline twice a day.   :D

What's the cause of your nasal problems?  I was always worried about getting addicted to nasal sprays so i never used them much, and instead I pretty much live without being able to breath through my nose.  Haven't been able to smell since I was 6.  But my problems stem from nasal polyps, your situation is probably different.

My old CPAP machine didn't have a humidifier. Used to dry out my sinuses and irritate them something fierce. So I took to using Afrin a lot. It's extremely addictive. After I got my new CPAP (one with a heated humidifier), I wouldn't get the irritated sinuses, but they would swell up right at bedtime and upon waking. And I'd get edgy and irritable without a shot once in a while. It was horrible. I wasted hundreds on Afrin.

The Flonase, though, worked great. Scented like roses. Mmmmm.....
The first couple of days were rough. It's not an immediate effect kind of cure. I poured out my afrin like an alcoholic pouring away his booze so I wouldn't regress. After the first week I didn't need it anymore. 

However, because it's a steroid, my testicles have shrunken to the size of peas and I've grown hair everywhere. Small price to pay.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 17, 2014, 09:13:53 PM
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Post by: d00hickey on June 17, 2014, 09:22:02 PM
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Congrats my friend, that's a great photo. I didn't realize you were so tall, or your wife is so short.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 17, 2014, 09:37:49 PM
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Congrats my friend, that's a great photo. I didn't realize you were so tall, or your wife is so short.

Thanks!  And it's both :)
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Post by: Bob on June 18, 2014, 02:24:05 AM
I am sure the colored photos were great, but black and white looks really good.

Congrats.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on June 18, 2014, 05:17:22 AM
I am sure the colored photos were great, but black and white looks really good.

Congrats.

That's actually the only photo that really wanted to be black and white, and coincidentally it happens to be my favorite of the two of us. The rest I've left colored as the colors in the wedding were pretty sweet.

But that's the benefit of having one of your friends do the photography. He just gave me all the RAW files and let me edit them myself without holding them hostage and making me pay extra for prints and retouching.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 18, 2014, 06:13:16 AM
Thanks for not rubbing it in my face again!
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 18, 2014, 08:18:03 AM
As usual, a cunning linguist.
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Post by: Bob on June 18, 2014, 04:41:05 PM
My super cool sandals arrived today and I am happy.........

(http://www.keenshoeslondon.com/images/large/shoeslondon/Men-s-Keen-Newport-Sandals-Bison-49_LRG.jpg)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 18, 2014, 05:36:35 PM
My super cool sandals arrived today and I am happy.........

(http://www.keenshoeslondon.com/images/large/shoeslondon/Men-s-Keen-Newport-Sandals-Bison-49_LRG.jpg)

I bet you were really keen to get those on!
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Post by: Bob on June 18, 2014, 05:39:17 PM
Il Duce approves of your comment

Carry on!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on June 18, 2014, 09:22:00 PM
I find those rather unattractive.

Good thing you're not doing him. :P

In other news, I've had delicious dinners that were pretty darned healthy. I haven't had fast food since Saturday. I'm pretty damned pleased with that fact! :D
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Post by: LucasM on June 19, 2014, 01:51:40 PM
Was in bad shape on Tuesday (still not ideal, but better).  Making my 'lunch' shake (vanilla base with frozen chopped spinach [hides well in smoothie] and strawberries) in the blender.  Because my brain wasn't working well (and eye-hand coordination was lacking), I added too much at a time without enough time for previous stuff to puree'.  And I'm guessing a full, frozen strawberry jammed in the thick liquid between a blade and the wall of the carafe, which resulted in the little chuck that connects the motor to the blades snapping.  [Had an awfully 'chewy' shake that day.]  This was for a blender I'd already just bought maybe a month ago as a replacement for a 20-year old one (flimsy build) that I'd finally burned the motor out in before.

["Uh... we're still not hearing anything 'WWWWOOOO!!'-worthy!"  "Yeah: just wait!"]

Was looking on eBay today for a replacement ('vintage' Osterizers are far more durable than brand new ones, and at maybe 1/2 the price), and ran across a repair kit with the EXACT parts I needed to repair the roughly 50-year old blender, for a measly $4.95!  I looked at the blender I have, took it apart (to make sure I could get it apart easily enough and that the connector I'd have to remove wasn't frozen on to other parts with age, from being in a machine known for having moisure nearby), and found I could get it apart with very little effort.

So I ordered the replacement parts and will have a working blender again for $4.95, when I'd anticipated maybe $30-50 for a new blender.
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Post by: Lembach on June 19, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
Nice!  Our blender is an older one with a glass "pitcher" part, and all the new blenders I see are plastic.  Unfortunately, ours has developed a crack. It's still usable, but I've been looking around for replacements for it and haven't found one yet.

Cheap as hell:
Hamilton Beach 58148 Power Elite Multi-Function Blender, Black (40 oz. dishwasher safe glass jar)

http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-58148A-Multi-Function-Blender/dp/B00EI7DPI0 (http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-58148A-Multi-Function-Blender/dp/B00EI7DPI0)

Bit pricier:
Oster Counterforms 6-Cup Glass Jar 7-Speed Blender, Brushed Stainless Steel

http://www.amazon.com/Oster-BVCB07-Z-Counterforms-7-Speed-Stainless/dp/B002RBXHSC (http://www.amazon.com/Oster-BVCB07-Z-Counterforms-7-Speed-Stainless/dp/B002RBXHSC)

And the gorgeous Oster 4125 6-Piece Kitchen Center, Chrome
http://www.amazon.com/Oster-4125-6-Piece-Kitchen-Center/dp/B00006IUUO (http://www.amazon.com/Oster-4125-6-Piece-Kitchen-Center/dp/B00006IUUO)
with Dishwasher-safe and scratch-resistant, the 5-cup blending jar features Boroclass glass construction that has been thermal-shock tested to withstand extreme temperature changes!!!

All this can be yours, if, the price is right!
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 19, 2014, 02:55:25 PM
Ah, the Amazon pimp has arrived just in time!
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Post by: Bob on June 19, 2014, 02:56:50 PM
Ah, the Amazon pimp has arrived just in time!

And my super cool sandals were from Amazon too!
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Post by: LucasM on June 19, 2014, 03:17:50 PM
Nice!  Our blender is an older one with a glass "pitcher" part, and all the new blenders I see are plastic.  Unfortunately, ours has developed a crack. It's still usable, but I've been looking around for replacements for it and haven't found one yet.

Yeah, glass is definitely preferable to plastic for those.  Depending on the brand, it is possible to get unchipped replacement pitchers-only for about $15 on eBay (likely from blenders where the motor burned out).  At least I've seen tons of glass pitcher/blade assemblies for Osterizers there for about that much; some with additional shipping, some without.

Luckily for the pitcher/blade assemblies, the 'lock' on the bottom of Osterizer pitchers (where it connects to the base) fits many (most? all?) of their blender bases from at least 1950-1990.
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Post by: Lembach on June 19, 2014, 08:00:40 PM
What model/make do you have?
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Post by: LucasM on June 19, 2014, 09:16:59 PM
Any one of a dozen or so of the glass pitchers I mentioned (below your first post on it) that are on eBay for about $15 should fit.
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Post by: Sideswipe on June 20, 2014, 04:28:23 AM
Fuck the strawberry vanilla steak marinade, but you may actually have something with the steak sauce flavored smoothie...
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Post by: Tripe on June 20, 2014, 10:14:54 AM
Second interview with the Cheif Operating Officer at the museum next Friday afternoon. :)
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Post by: LucasM on June 20, 2014, 10:39:27 AM
Any one of a dozen or so of the glass pitchers I mentioned (below your first post on it) that are on eBay for about $15 should fit.

I missed your post, Lucas, sorry. I'll take a look.

I use it pretty regularly to make smoothies in the summertime months, as well as marinades.  Another reason to avoid the plastic, as glass doesn't pick up odors from the food.  Don't want a steak-sauce and jalapeno smoothie, or a strawberry vanilla steak marinade.

Not a problem.  I figured it was missed in the other posts.  That was why I repeated it: so you could possibly find a replacement there inexpensively.
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Post by: RVR II on June 20, 2014, 11:24:21 AM
My super cool sandals arrived today and I am happy.........

(http://www.keenshoeslondon.com/images/large/shoeslondon/Men-s-Keen-Newport-Sandals-Bison-49_LRG.jpg)
Those are similar to my Echo with arch supports except mine have open toes :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on June 20, 2014, 02:01:20 PM
Mine will protect my toes for when I stomp on my enemies.

I will kill you last...........
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 02:36:18 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on June 20, 2014, 02:45:17 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 03:02:27 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 20, 2014, 03:04:49 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!
ooo I'd like to read some of those.. LINK?? :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on June 20, 2014, 03:15:42 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on June 20, 2014, 03:17:36 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!
GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Yup: they're your feet. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 03:29:18 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 20, 2014, 03:31:49 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???
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Post by: Bob on June 20, 2014, 03:33:38 PM
Il Duce is watching..............that is all.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 03:36:16 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 20, 2014, 03:40:14 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 03:41:27 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X

Mine makes me hungry for German pastry.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on June 20, 2014, 03:47:24 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X

Mine makes me hungry for German pastry.
Touche  :duel:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on June 20, 2014, 05:29:15 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X

Mine makes me hungry for German pastry.
Touche  :duel:

Obviously it'd be a SandoeTM.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on June 20, 2014, 05:55:03 PM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X

Mine makes me hungry for German pastry.
Touche  :duel:

Obviously it'd be a SandoeTM.

*Reverently hushed voice* This post grew well over 7000 years ago.

Look! You can see its age by counting the rings!
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Post by: k1 on June 21, 2014, 04:56:22 AM
They're definitely more Mandal than Sandal.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on June 21, 2014, 07:32:22 AM
These sandals cover so much of the foot, they almost don't deserve the name. More like shoes with windows.  ???

Are you calling a product I got on AMAZON.COM a lie?!

GASP :scared:

I'm a firm advocate of the customer review!

I said they are cool, my comment rules all

Dude, I wasn't saying they were un-cool. But they almost don't seem like sandals.

Perhaps a hybrid between sandal and shoe.

An unholy, blasphemous, mutated, abomination of shoe and sandal! Yeah, that's it.  ;)
So you're saying it's a Shandel (Trademark) ???

A Shoedal (Trademark)!
Oh sure that sounds Much better.. :-X

Mine makes me hungry for German pastry.
Touche  :duel:

Obviously it'd be a SandoeTM.

*Reverently hushed voice* This post grew well over 7000 years ago.

Look! You can see its age by counting the rings!

If your worried they won't be cool just throw a pair of socks on under them.
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Post by: Pak-Man on June 23, 2014, 07:16:58 PM
Just scored weekend passes to the Albuquerque Comic Expo,
AND Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons (Invader Zim and Gir) will be there.
AND Dana Snyder, AKA Master Shake.
ANNNND none other than Mr. Joel Hodgson.
AND I snagged tickets to see his one-man show, "Riffing Myself". 

Gonna be a fun weekend.
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Post by: ScottotD on June 26, 2014, 12:50:27 AM
Announced in front of crowds of 300 or so over 4 sessions on Saturday and Sunday, only screwed up once and didn't pee my pants once.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 01, 2014, 10:48:32 AM
I just found my old keys. They'd been sitting under a computer tower that was behind the TV.
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 01, 2014, 11:01:51 AM
So to follow up on my previous post about the Albuquerque Comic Expo (ACE):

Had a great time. Picked up the first volume of the nifty hard-bound TMNT collection for only $25 and grabbed one of those Lego Back to the Future sets.

The Invader Zim voice actors were awesome. During their panel, they made up this lazy rip-off show that Jhonen Vasquez was supposed to be working on called "Penetrator Sven" and spent most of the panel reciting really icelandic versions of quotes from the show.

Dana Snyder was also awesome and spent most of HIS panel talking with Jon Schnepp (Director of Metalocalypse) about the crazy night they had wandering around albuquerque drunk the night before.

Joel was a class act and was happy to answer questions for the audience and anyone who wandered up to his table. He's talking very optimistically about that MST3K reboot, and threw the term "Crowdfunding" around a couple times. So "save your lunch money!" He also says he plans to cast unknowns like he did with MST3K. Probably someone "not as famous as Patton Oswalt."

His "Riffing Myself" show was a slideshow highlighting his life leading up to MST3K. He wanted to be a ventriloquist, then a magician, then tried hosting horror movie nights, and that all came together in MST3K. Cool stuff.

It's not often that you meet someone you admire and they turn out to be exactly like you expect them to. He does fling the S-word around more casually than I would have expected...
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Post by: Bob on July 01, 2014, 05:05:28 PM
Wow, working 16 hours a day and weekends for the past 45 days is so great.  No wonder I am behind my Rifftrax DVD cover creating.

Wait, is that a woooooooo?   My brain is melting.........so soft and chewy.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on July 01, 2014, 06:41:31 PM
It's not often that you meet someone you admire and they turn out to be exactly like you expect them to. He does fling the S-word around more casually than I would have expected...

Well shit. How about that?
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Post by: Bob on July 01, 2014, 06:45:25 PM
Cuz I am il Duce and I know all!!!!!!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on July 01, 2014, 06:51:09 PM
Wow, working 16 hours a day and weekends for the past 45 days is so great.  No wonder I am behind my Rifftrax DVD cover creating.

Wait, is that a woooooooo?   My brain is melting.........so soft and chewy.
Well nowie :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on July 01, 2014, 06:54:33 PM
It is tough being the king of all, but I try

Oil companies should pay me more.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on July 01, 2014, 08:24:58 PM
It is tough being the king of all, but I try

Oil companies should pay me more.
You accept payment in Black Gold :P
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 01, 2014, 08:27:42 PM
It is tough being the king of all, but I try

Oil companies should pay me more.
You accept payment in Black Gold :P
Texas Tea?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on July 02, 2014, 03:04:29 AM
But put no sugar in the iced tea please.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2014, 05:44:25 AM
But put no sugar in the iced tea please.
And slap that oily duck on the grill, and don't spare the whip!

...

What were we talking about again ???
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on July 02, 2014, 06:39:59 AM
The next week and a half is going to include three movie theater experiences.  First, a quote-along of Princess Bride at Alamo Drafthouse.  Then, of course, there's Sharknado.  Finally, Alamo is hosing Master Pancake riffing Labyrinth.

Going to be a good month, I can feel it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on July 02, 2014, 12:27:55 PM
The next week and a half is going to include three movie theater experiences.  First, a quote-along of Princess Bride at Alamo Drafthouse.  Then, of course, there's Sharknado.  Finally, Alamo is hosing Master Pancake riffing Labyrinth.

Going to be a good month, I can feel it.

In October I could potentially see Book of Mormon, turn 25, see Anaconda Live, and celebrate Halloween, all in a week.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on July 02, 2014, 12:31:44 PM
Finally, Alamo is hosing Master Pancake riffing Labyrinth.

(http://i.imgur.com/mn5GWii.jpg)

Hosed?! Count me in!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on July 02, 2014, 01:05:28 PM
Finally, Alamo is hosing Master Pancake riffing Labyrinth.

(http://i.imgur.com/mn5GWii.jpg)

Hosed?! Count me in!

(http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/2C/A91C3457188765CB18DBC045BF97F9.jpg)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on July 03, 2014, 03:03:06 AM
It is tough being the king of all, but I try

Oil companies should pay me more.
You accept payment in Black Gold :P
Texas Tea?

Well the first thing you know ol' Bob's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said "Bob move away from there
Said "Californy is the place you ought to be"
So he loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.

Hills, that is. Swimmin' pools, movie stars."


[I believe that was what you were aiming at, Darth? :)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 03, 2014, 09:43:40 AM
Actually I was thinking about that awful rap in The Muppets that the oil tycoon does.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 03, 2014, 01:47:00 PM
Actually I was thinking about that awful rap in The Muppets that the oil tycoon does.

Damn, I think autocorrect accidentally changed awesome to awful for you! You gotta read your posts back before you submit, man!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 03, 2014, 08:05:41 PM
Actually I was thinking about that awful rap in The Muppets that the oil tycoon does.

Damn, I think autocorrect accidentally changed awesome to awful for you! You gotta read your posts back before you submit, man!
No. No it didn't.
Besides, autocorrect is my fried.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quirk on July 03, 2014, 08:37:40 PM
I discovered a fly I've been hunting all day floating dead in the toilet. YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHH

Also, I'm engaged.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: BathTub on July 03, 2014, 08:40:04 PM
Congrats on the engagement to the dead fly. When is the funeral?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on July 03, 2014, 08:40:55 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, QUIRK!!




[Oh, and the engagement thing is cool, too. ;)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 03, 2014, 08:41:44 PM
I discovered a fly I've been hunting all day floating dead in the toilet. YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHH

Also, I'm engaged.

I'm really happy for you! Flies are the worst!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on July 03, 2014, 08:47:03 PM
(http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/4fad386beab8eac843000000/its-a-trap-what-happens-when-advertisers-dont-meet-twitters-spending-quotas.jpg)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: BathTub on July 03, 2014, 09:15:06 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Venus_Fly_trap.jpg/985px-Venus_Fly_trap.jpg)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 03, 2014, 09:37:49 PM
It's the 4th of July!

Celebrate the independence of your nation by blowing up a small part of it.

http://www.youtube.com/v/uqfxmWbelcQ
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2014, 12:17:52 PM
I discovered a fly I've been hunting all day floating dead in the toilet. YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHH

Also, I'm engaged.
I'd advise against chardonnay of any kind at your reception, unless you wish to see it again, possibly during a downpour.

Congrats all the same.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 04, 2014, 04:59:39 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Venus_Fly_trap.jpg/985px-Venus_Fly_trap.jpg)

I used to grow these as a kid with my creepy, a little too into the company of young boys, neighbor.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on July 09, 2014, 10:55:14 AM
Woo! My wife won a handful of free passes to Sharknado from "Kabletown" they raffled off for the New England area!  The person running the contest didn't seem to have any clue what the show was since there was really no info in the email.  No mention of it being a live show, no mention of Rifftrax, MST3K, ANYTHING.

Pretty much just "Who wants to win tickets to Sharknado on Thursday? Answer the following trivia question: What is the fastest shark?"
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 09, 2014, 05:31:20 PM
Was the answer a Shortfin or a Maco. In reality it's a Shortfin but everybody thinks it's a Maco.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 09, 2014, 05:37:20 PM
Was the answer a Shortfin or a Maco. In reality it's a Shortfin but everybody thinks it's a Maco.

Actually...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Jabberjaw.png)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on July 09, 2014, 06:10:02 PM
Was the answer a Shortfin or a Maco. In reality it's a Shortfin but everybody thinks it's a Maco.
Well the correct answer is a shortfin maco, since there is also a longfin maco.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on July 09, 2014, 07:30:27 PM
Yep. That was her answer.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on July 09, 2014, 07:39:37 PM
Calm down there, Aquaman.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 10, 2014, 12:24:26 AM
I just finished my first batch of DIY e-liquid, for "e-cigarettes" and  it tastes sublime. It's got some vanilla custard, dulce de leche, whipped cream, and cinnamon bun flavorings in it. I could probably make some money off this stuff.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on July 10, 2014, 06:03:45 PM
I just finished my first batch of DIY e-liquid, for "e-cigarettes" and  it tastes sublime. It's got some vanilla custard, dulce de leche, whipped cream, and cinnamon bun flavorings in it. I could probably make some money off this stuff.

(http://i.minus.com/irAUQ8gqYakf1.jpg)

Yes. Go on...
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: jonalame on July 10, 2014, 08:14:34 PM
Another great live show! Wooo!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 11, 2014, 12:08:14 AM
Another great live show! Wooo!

The riff was top notch. I wasn't a big fan of all the cross promotion stuff though.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 11, 2014, 07:34:09 AM

 I wasn't a big fan of all the cross promotion stuff though.
I didn't mind that they did that necessarily. But the Sharknado 2 clip basically showed NOTHING, and it kind of felt like they screwed Rifftrax over on that.
The Godzilla preview (aside from the accidental sound issues) was only okay. The jokes didn't seem that inspired. Of course it was just a small bit, but I hope that wasn't the best they have. So yes, I will say it, the Quiptracks riff is better (in those small bits we saw).
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 11, 2014, 09:52:59 AM

 I wasn't a big fan of all the cross promotion stuff though.
I didn't mind that they did that necessarily. But the Sharknado 2 clip basically showed NOTHING, and it kind of felt like they screwed Rifftrax over on that.
The Godzilla preview (aside from the accidental sound issues) was only okay. The jokes didn't seem that inspired. Of course it was just a small bit, but I hope that wasn't the best they have. So yes, I will say it, the Quiptracks riff is better (in those small bits we saw).

Stuff like that just puts me off, especially if it's crowd sourced. I just like to think of Rifftrax as having more tact than that.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 11, 2014, 10:46:19 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on July 11, 2014, 11:00:17 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
WOOT! It's Party Time! :cheers:
Welcome Back! ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 11, 2014, 11:12:37 AM
Thank you kindly! I'm going to start drinking now!  (Seriously, the boyfriend got me some Manischewitz wine and I have nothing to do today so...yup!)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on July 11, 2014, 03:18:24 PM
From @mackaddie on Twitter:

@BillCorbett @michaeljnelson @kwmurphy Good news!   The theater in Surprise, AZ bumped Transformers out of it's theater for #RiffTraxLive
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 11, 2014, 06:39:27 PM
I had 15 people interested in watching me play TF2 today!!! I'm hoping I get some more for Thursday!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on July 11, 2014, 07:30:32 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!

Welcome back!  Glad things went well (as implied by the 'Face to the Name' pic caption).
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on July 11, 2014, 07:42:42 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
Now see, it seems like only a few days since I heard from you...
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 11, 2014, 07:44:26 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
Now see, it seems like only a few days since I heard from you...

That's because I'm your favorite FB person :P And for me to forget my Facebook password would mean I have some sort of brain damage considering what it is.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 12, 2014, 02:51:47 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
Now see, it seems like only a few days since I heard from you...

That's because I'm your favorite FB person :P And for me to forget my Facebook password would mean I have some sort of brain damage considering what it is.

I forgot my old Facebook password and the Email password associated with it. After contacting FB to have it taken down they said too bad. It's my fault but I can prove it's my account, and it's been inactive for years, I should be able to take it down.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on July 12, 2014, 06:01:55 AM
WOOOOOOOOOOOO, Im back! Took me awhile to get my new laptop setup and remember all my damn passwords for various sites and such! I missed ya'll!
Now see, it seems like only a few days since I heard from you...

That's because I'm your favorite FB person :P And for me to forget my Facebook password would mean I have some sort of brain damage considering what it is.
Why_Charlie_Hat
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MSTJedi on July 13, 2014, 09:51:35 AM
Back home to air conditioning and my computer. And a nice long shower. Much better now. Camping in the middle of a Texas summer is just a horrible idea.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on July 14, 2014, 04:39:19 AM
Went to the Master Pancake riff of Labyrinth with Erica.  It turned out to be an eventful night.  A couple staples of the Master Pancake show are the drinking game phrase and a skit in the middle of the movie using a volunteer from the audience.  For the drinking game, every time we saw one of the Goblin King's balls (the crystal balls, you perv) we were supposed to yell something and take a drink.  They took suggestions from the crowd, and Erica's suggestion of "Amazeballs" won the vote by a landslide.  The fact that it had an extra pun thanks to "maze" won over the performers.

The next thing they had to do was figure out their volunteer, which they intended to be a girl who really loved the movie and could play Sarah.  They immediately asked Erica if she was interested, but she got too shy and pointed to me instead.  At first they laughed it off but one of them came down with a microphone and said that I could do it if I could say one actual line from the movie.

Yeah, as if I don't know any lines from Labyrinth.  I rocked them with a "What's said is said" in a Bowie accent and they started conferring with each other.  They then asked if I had hair long enough to play Sarah.  I took my hair out of its ponytail and got some cheers from the audience along with some "Brave" jokes from the guys.

Half way through the movie, they pulled me up on stage with them, all of them now dressed as Bowie and with various things stuffed in their pants to create the unsettling Bowie bulge.  The fact that I was wearing my new Macho Man Randy Savage shirt got a huge laugh, one of the guys mentioning it made me more masculine than three Bowies.  After a half-improvised sketch involving throwing around a doll all three of them sang a version of Life on Mars, starting with "A godawful small affair, with the chick with the facial hair".

Along the way, since they asked my name and Erica's, we ended up with them working us into the riffs throughout the night, which was a bizarre but awesome experience.  We stayed and chatted for a little bit afterward, and mentioned that we riffed too.  One of them (Andrew I think) seemed to recognize our names, which kind of blew my mind.

In other words, it was an awesome evening.

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/20140713_203347.jpg)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on July 14, 2014, 05:59:58 PM
Sounds like a superb evening! :D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 15, 2014, 01:50:13 PM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on July 15, 2014, 02:18:14 PM
Ill take some of those drugs.  Minus the kidney stone, of course.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 15, 2014, 02:24:28 PM
I would if I could Sideswipe.

I've learned something tho, apparently you can't get up and walk around with your IV stand in hand, asking others if they want fried chicken from Royal Farms. I'm hungry as hell. I....think I had planned to just leave for a few minutes? lol (I'm having bouts of clarity and it's pissing me off haha)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on July 15, 2014, 02:27:41 PM
Rookie mistake.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 15, 2014, 02:31:11 PM
But.....Royal Farms fried chicken is the best! Exceptions should be made!


Important Update : Out of the ER and by god, I got my ROFO bitches!  :clap:  :highfive: -noms-
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on July 15, 2014, 11:01:57 PM
We have managed to keep our son alive for 2 years today! Here's to at least 16 more! (Then he can keep his own self alive)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on July 16, 2014, 05:07:12 AM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)

I've had 4 kidney stones in my life. I wouldn't wish that level of pain on anyone.
If the Devil had popped up with a contract and quill on the onset of an attack, I'd sign.

Get better.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: NashaWriter on July 16, 2014, 11:10:14 AM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)

I've had 4 kidney stones in my life. I wouldn't wish that level of pain on anyone.
If the Devil had popped up with a contract and quill on the onset of an attack, I'd sign.

Get better.  :)

Thank you Lembach. It's still in me at the moment and the Percosets I was sent home with are nice, but honestly the weed my big bro got me is helping A LOT more. I think it will be gone sooner than later, the pain is pretty low in the bodily area. Yeah, if the Devil was here..he'd get my signature.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MSTJedi on July 16, 2014, 11:49:59 AM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)

I've had 4 kidney stones in my life. I wouldn't wish that level of pain on anyone.
If the Devil had popped up with a contract and quill on the onset of an attack, I'd sign.

Get better.  :)

Thank you Lembach. It's still in me at the moment and the Percosets I was sent home with are nice, but honestly the weed my big bro got me is helping A LOT more. I think it will be gone sooner than later, the pain is pretty low in the bodily area. Yeah, if the Devil was here..he'd get my signature.

Yeah, I know what you mean. I've got a toothache right now that comes and goes, but I can't even pin down the tooth that's causing it because the pain moves around, which I've read is normal with tooth pain. Of course, I currently don't have dental insurance. My wife had insurance with her job for the last 2 years. The whole time I had no problems. At least nothing that I couldn't live with. Now a few months after changing positions and losing the insurance, I get the icepick in my mouth feeling every half hour or so, pain meds or no.

That said, as frakking annoying as it is, I'm sure it pales in comparison to the pain you're dealing with. Have fun with the meds and get better.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on July 16, 2014, 12:08:49 PM
Uh oh!  Could be miss-directed pain or whatever the actual term for that is?  Like when Niles Crane had the toothache and it turned out to be a heart problem!  I am an ass though, so what do I know?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 16, 2014, 12:35:25 PM
Pain is really fucked up. It serves a biological purpose but when your addressing its source it feels like evolutionary trolling. Then you have chronic pain, which I have unfortunately, and that's a whole other story. 
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Post by: NashaWriter on July 16, 2014, 12:59:49 PM
MSTJedi - I know the pain teeth can cause. I just turned 29 and the way my teeth are going...I'll have dentures by 35. Most of my molars have decayed and gotten pulled and the teeth that are left are doing the same. I just wish I knew what was going on with my mouth...I brush, I floss, and still my teeth are leaving me. I tend to call it "Genetically Shitty Tooth Disorder" which I got from dear ole dad. Try looking for a nearby Dental School in your area, they do good work and they use a pay scale most of the time :)

d00hickey - I know that feeling too! (Oh, I just got all the best genetics from my parents lol). I have Degenerative disc disease, I was diagnosed when I was 22 I believe (Thanks mom! lol). Granted, its in the very early stages but I've had Chronic Back pain since then.  It's....it's hard. Not even so much the pain but the depression that comes with the feeling that your body may be a lemon heh -hugs-
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on July 16, 2014, 03:19:21 PM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)

I've had 4 kidney stones in my life. I wouldn't wish that level of pain on anyone.
If the Devil had popped up with a contract and quill on the onset of an attack, I'd sign.

Get better.  :)

Thank you Lembach. It's still in me at the moment and the Percosets I was sent home with are nice, but honestly the weed my big bro got me is helping A LOT more. I think it will be gone sooner than later, the pain is pretty low in the bodily area. Yeah, if the Devil was here..he'd get my signature.

The painkillers and the weed are fun, I grant you. But there is more than the stabbing pain. There's the buildup of toxins from your backed-up kidneys that cause flu-like symptoms.
Video games were my outlet, naturally. Playing in a great way to distract you from the misery of a stone.
During my last stone, "Rage" had just come out (maybe that is why I hate that game...association with the pain I was in?). I played that whole freakin game gasping in pain. But it helped keep my mind off the moving stone.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on July 16, 2014, 08:39:29 PM
Con - I have a kidney stone and I'm currently in the ER.

Pro - Apparently it is big enough that I saw the doc make face (lol, always a good sign right?) and now they're shooting me up with Dilaudid* every 20-30mins then they scan me (with a neat lil portable sonogram thingie) to see if it's moving (which it is....just VERY slowly). AKA, I'm high as hell right now and in NO pain. WOOOOOOOOOO. Excuse me while I pass out for a bit :D

Mmm, feeling warm and fuzzy.


(For those who don't know, it's hydromorphine. It's pretty much the strongest narcotic you can get in the ER)

I've had 4 kidney stones in my life. I wouldn't wish that level of pain on anyone.
If the Devil had popped up with a contract and quill on the onset of an attack, I'd sign.

Get better.  :)

Thank you Lembach. It's still in me at the moment and the Percosets I was sent home with are nice, but honestly the weed my big bro got me is helping A LOT more. I think it will be gone sooner than later, the pain is pretty low in the bodily area. Yeah, if the Devil was here..he'd get my signature.

The painkillers and the weed are fun, I grant you. But there is more than the stabbing pain. There's the buildup of toxins from your backed-up kidneys that cause flu-like symptoms.
Video games were my outlet, naturally. Playing in a great way to distract you from the misery of a stone.
During my last stone, "Rage" had just come out (maybe that is why I hate that game...association with the pain I was in?). I played that whole freakin game gasping in pain. But it helped keep my mind off the moving stone.

A video game and my dog saved my life back in 2008. I needed a revision surgery for my original back surgery back in 2003, they had to break the fusion at all of my vertebra from C6-T7 (prior spinal fusion surgery was to fuse C6-L4). To make a long story short, the surgery did not go as planned, leaving me with extensive nerve damage, fused and deformed vertebra left crushing discs permanently. The pain to this day can be unbearable sometimes, but soon after the surgery it was all I could muster to not kill myself. If it wasn't for my old Springer Spaniel Charlie, and Fallout 3 keeping my company during the countless sleepless nights, I know I wouldn't be hear today.   
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Post by: NashaWriter on July 17, 2014, 09:01:39 AM
The boyfriend got me a Humble Bundle to help deal with my pain. This game, Reignmaker , is awesome and very distracting. It's been helping quite a bit. (I just hope none of you took my 'oh drugs are fun' comments badly, I was joking for the most part heh.)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 17, 2014, 03:14:37 PM
I just finished my first Amnesia stream! Made it all the way through the Water level! I'll post the videos to Youtube in a couple of days. SO INTENSE
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 17, 2014, 03:40:08 PM
I dropped out when the game play wasn't turned back on
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 17, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
I would if I could Sideswipe.

I've learned something tho, apparently you can't get up and walk around with your IV stand in hand, asking others if they want fried chicken from Royal Farms. I'm hungry as hell. I....think I had planned to just leave for a few minutes? lol (I'm having bouts of clarity and it's pissing me off haha)

You can't stand at the window, saluting the demerol-induced hallucinatory parade being held for you.  Yes, I actually dd that. 
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 17, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
I dropped out when the game play wasn't turned back on

That only lasted for 20 minutes...
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Post by: ScottotD on July 17, 2014, 10:27:27 PM
 Saw and approved the second sketch for my merchandise today, the finished product is next!  ;D
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Post by: Lembach on July 18, 2014, 01:01:10 AM
Saw and approved the second sketch for my merchandise today, the finished product is next!  ;D

You make your design people put on little playlets before they submit their work? Now, that's real power!

My hat is off to you, sir.
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Post by: Bob on July 18, 2014, 07:53:53 AM

My hat is off to you, sir.

You LIE, you are still wearing the hat  :angry:
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Post by: d00hickey on July 18, 2014, 06:13:39 PM
Rifftrax is releasing a VOD for The Last Slumber Party  :highfive: This is one of those rare VODs I've actually seen and it will make prime riff material. It's commonly released as a double feature with Terror at Tenkiller Lake, That should give you an idea about what kind of quality were dealing with here.
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 18, 2014, 06:28:13 PM
Rifftrax is releasing a VOD for The Last Slumber Party  :highfive: This is one of those rare VODs I've actually seen and it will make prime riff material. It's commonly released as a double feature with Terror at Tenkiller Lake, That should give you an idea about what kind of quality were dealing with here.

Purchased and downloaded.  Just waiting until after dinner, then I'll round off the evening with some cheese!
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 18, 2014, 06:31:25 PM
you should get some wine with that cheese.
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Post by: Darth Geek on July 18, 2014, 06:38:35 PM
you should get some wine with that cheese.
I'm sure the teenagers in the movie will be whining about something.
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 18, 2014, 06:40:28 PM
you should get some wine with that cheese.



I expect Kevin to "WhINE."    He gets that way during  particularly painful movies.  Bill gets mad as hell, and bellows in that deep voice.  And Mike?  Well, who knows what the Riff Master himself will do.   So, the whine is covered!
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Post by: d00hickey on July 19, 2014, 07:33:10 AM
I bought it, downloaded it, then fell asleep in the first five minutes. I didn't fall asleep because it was bad, I feel asleep because I just got off a 60hr work week. Actually the work week isn't over I have a 12 hour work day starting in about 5 mins at 8am.  :angry:
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Post by: d00hickey on July 22, 2014, 08:37:16 PM
Going camping with four of my best friends since kindergarten. I can't wait because I haven't seen any of them in about two years.
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Post by: Relaxing Dragon on July 22, 2014, 09:29:09 PM
Less than 24 hours until I leave for Comic Con.

My excitement levels are reaching critical mass.
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2014, 05:44:33 AM
Over 9000 yet?
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 23, 2014, 03:02:47 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...
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Post by: RoninFox on July 23, 2014, 03:11:24 PM
No bills this week!  We get actual money this week!  Like to have and spend on stuff!
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2014, 03:14:07 PM
Save it for next weeks bills.  Or sends some my way.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 23, 2014, 03:35:01 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?
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Post by: RoninFox on July 23, 2014, 04:18:34 PM
Save it for next weeks bills.  Or sends some my way.

Most of it will go to our moving fund for next year.
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2014, 04:28:19 PM
Moving sucks ass, I am guessing you are paying someone else to do it for you...
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Post by: RoninFox on July 23, 2014, 04:29:53 PM
I never plan on a move that big without paid movers involved again.  I've done it far too many times, including two interstate moves.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 23, 2014, 04:44:37 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 23, 2014, 05:57:43 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.

Very nice.  Mechanical keyboards are great.  How do you like your Cherry MX Blacks?  I have reds in mine and I've become quite used to them.  Though the stiffer blacks might be nice.

Speaking of new keyboards, just got my new Star Citizen mouse pad in the mail today.  It's super nice, and pretty huge.  Almost spans my whole desk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 23, 2014, 06:14:26 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.

Very nice.  Mechanical keyboards are great.  How do you like your Cherry MX Blacks?  I have reds in mine and I've become quite used to them.  Though the stiffer blacks might be nice.

Speaking of new keyboards, just got my new Star Citizen mouse pad in the mail today.  It's super nice, and pretty huge.  Almost spans my whole desk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I actually REALLY like the blacks. I never tried reds, though, so this is nice.
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Post by: Lembach on July 23, 2014, 08:20:02 PM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.

Very nice.  Mechanical keyboards are great.  How do you like your Cherry MX Blacks?  I have reds in mine and I've become quite used to them.  Though the stiffer blacks might be nice.

Speaking of new keyboards, just got my new Star Citizen mouse pad in the mail today.  It's super nice, and pretty huge.  Almost spans my whole desk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I actually REALLY like the blacks. I never tried reds, though, so this is nice.

*insert sexually laden racial innuendo here*
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Post by: d00hickey on July 24, 2014, 10:04:45 AM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.

Very nice.  Mechanical keyboards are great.  How do you like your Cherry MX Blacks?  I have reds in mine and I've become quite used to them.  Though the stiffer blacks might be nice.

Speaking of new keyboards, just got my new Star Citizen mouse pad in the mail today.  It's super nice, and pretty huge.  Almost spans my whole desk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I actually REALLY like the blacks. I never tried reds, though, so this is nice.

My favorite are blues because of the extra tactile feedback bump. But reds are my second favorite.
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 24, 2014, 11:30:04 AM
I got my new keyboard! It's incredibly simple to install, just plug and play! Plus, it's mechanical, and it just feels SOOOO good to type on...

What keyboard is it?

Tt eSPORTS MEKA G1 Illuminated Mechanical Professional Gaming Keyboard  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C0R5BU0/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I actually got it for 10 bucks cheaper than that price... I guess it JUST went up.

Very nice.  Mechanical keyboards are great.  How do you like your Cherry MX Blacks?  I have reds in mine and I've become quite used to them.  Though the stiffer blacks might be nice.

Speaking of new keyboards, just got my new Star Citizen mouse pad in the mail today.  It's super nice, and pretty huge.  Almost spans my whole desk.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

I actually REALLY like the blacks. I never tried reds, though, so this is nice.

My favorite are blues because of the extra tactile feedback bump. But reds are my second favorite.

So, you went black, then went back, or?  <--  joke written for Lembach.
 And what the heck is a mechanical keyboard?  A typewriter?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on July 24, 2014, 11:34:21 AM
And what the heck is a mechanical keyboard?  A typewriter?

Mechanical switches for each key instead of rubbery pads pressing on the contacts.
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 24, 2014, 11:37:39 AM
And what the heck is a mechanical keyboard?  A typewriter?

Mechanical switches for each key instead of rubbery pads pressing on the contacts.

Are the keys harder to press?  Sounds interesting.  I should do a web search!
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Post by: d00hickey on July 24, 2014, 02:51:18 PM
And what the heck is a mechanical keyboard?  A typewriter?

Mechanical switches for each key instead of rubbery pads pressing on the contacts.

Are the keys harder to press?  Sounds interesting.  I should do a web search!

Mechanical keys use mechanical switches like this:
(http://www.keyboardlover.com/img/switches/dbe6e9caad.gif)

Normal/cheap/apple keyboards use rubber dome switches like these:
(https://forum.lowyat.net/uploads/attach-90/post-131390-1320400659.gif)

Mechanical switches are:
More ergonomic
More accurate
Faster
Varied (more options for feel)
Key actuates before before it bottoms out.
Tend to be featured in higher end, more expensive keyboards with more features like anti ghosting and accurate roll over.

Dome switches are:
Cheaper
Tend to feel mushy
All of them pretty much feel the same with varying throws (how far you have to push the key to actuate)
Key actuates and bottoms out at the same time
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Post by: Miku Fan on July 24, 2014, 03:02:07 PM
Thank you, D00hicky!   :highfive:
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Post by: d00hickey on July 24, 2014, 03:18:34 PM
If you don't know what you have it's probably rubber dome. If you type a lot or play games pick up a mechanical keyboard. Look for something with Cherry switches.

Go here to see the different cherry key actions:
http://www.keyboardlover.com/switchanimations.php

There are expensive keyboards and cheaper keyboards that use the same switches but have different features. I type a lot and if I use rubber dome keyboards for a long time my hands start to hurt.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 24, 2014, 03:37:02 PM
Another good feature about mechanical keyboards is that they don't have a limit to buttons pressed at a time. A lot do. It doesn't interfere THAT much, but it can be irritating.
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Post by: k1 on July 24, 2014, 03:55:33 PM
Fun day today. Boat trip in to the Boston Aquarium, boat ride back, get off the boat & were greeted by a Wahlburgers food truck giving out free burgers, tots, & water.  Really tasty stuff. 


...And as I was typing this the 5yr old just barfed all over the floor.  *sigh* "I should have told you I wasn't feeling well before I ate..."

**8yr old has joined in the fun
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Post by: Variety of Cells on July 24, 2014, 04:46:50 PM
Another good feature about mechanical keyboards is that they don't have a limit to buttons pressed at a time. A lot do. It doesn't interfere THAT much, but it can be irritating.

And one last thing: they last a hell of a lot longer.  You don't get keys that stop working because you wore them out. 
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Post by: d00hickey on July 26, 2014, 01:23:40 AM
And what the heck is a mechanical keyboard?  A typewriter?

Mechanical switches for each key instead of rubbery pads pressing on the contacts.

Are the keys harder to press?  Sounds interesting.  I should do a web search!

Mechanical keys use mechanical switches like this:
(http://www.keyboardlover.com/img/switches/dbe6e9caad.gif)

Normal/cheap/apple keyboards use rubber dome switches like these:
(https://forum.lowyat.net/uploads/attach-90/post-131390-1320400659.gif)

Mechanical switches are:
More ergonomic
More accurate
Faster
Varied (more options for feel)
Key actuates before before it bottoms out.
Tend to be featured in higher end, more expensive keyboards with more features like anti ghosting and accurate roll over.

Dome switches are:
Cheaper
Tend to feel mushy
All of them pretty much feel the same with varying throws (how far you have to push the key to actuate)
Key actuates and bottoms out at the same time

I just came.

Objective: achieved.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 28, 2014, 02:08:36 PM
I have a knowledgable doctor! She spent ages with me asking what I knew, what I wanted to know, and sent me home with a prescription for spironolactone and estradiol! My day is fucking MADE. I don't think that even Imrahil at his curmudgeonliest could knock me down a peg!

That was a playful jab, not intended to be rude.
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 28, 2014, 02:11:16 PM
You still have drug side effects to deal with.
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Post by: Bob on July 29, 2014, 02:38:24 PM
I have a knowledgable doctor! She spent ages with me asking what I knew, what I wanted to know, and sent me home with a prescription for spironolactone and estradiol! My day is fucking MADE. I don't think that even Imrahil at his curmudgeonliest could knock me down a peg!

That was a playful jab, not intended to be rude.

Those sound like Greek appetizers
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Post by: Lembach on July 29, 2014, 04:09:36 PM
I have a knowledgable doctor! She spent ages with me asking what I knew, what I wanted to know, and sent me home with a prescription for spironolactone and estradiol! My day is fucking MADE. I don't think that even Imrahil at his curmudgeonliest could knock me down a peg!

That was a playful jab, not intended to be rude.

Those sound like Greek appetizers

Spironolactone and estradiol! What were those damn fools thinking?! I need 500 cc of baklava, stat!
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 29, 2014, 04:19:38 PM
Baklava is not Greek.  It's origins are Turkish, you internationally insensitive bastard.
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Post by: jonalame on July 30, 2014, 10:43:55 AM
Went on a road trip that just concluded.

Saw a painting that actually made me feel things.

Had the best grilled cheese sandwich of my life.

Drank beer from breweries I've never heard of.

This was a good week for me.



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Post by: Lembach on July 30, 2014, 11:22:52 AM
Baklava is not Greek.  It's origins are Turkish, you internationally insensitive bastard.

Ottoman Empire. Which is extinct!
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 30, 2014, 11:24:52 AM
Ottoman TURKS!
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Post by: RVR II on July 30, 2014, 11:54:52 AM
TURKEY!!!

I'm ready for Thanksgiving naow :P
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Post by: RoninFox on July 30, 2014, 12:04:27 PM
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c189/RoninFox/Inara.jpg)

I thought I had posted this before, but I guess it must have failed.  We got a new kitty!

Originally named Honey Bee, we've named this girl Inara.  We needed something geeky after all, plus we'd been seeing fox imagery all over the place the day we found her.  Erica's been wanting another cat for awhile now, and I've been resisting, partly because I didn't want to get another pet before we plan on another interstate move (but that got delayed until next year anyway), and partly because I wasn't sure how our current cat Westley would take it.  So far it's been okay.  He's not ready to cuddle with her or anything, but Westley's only given the occasional growl or hiss while making no overtly aggressive moves.  She's been getting more curious about him when we let them close together, but has only really approached him a couple times.  She was around a lot of other cats before, including being a surrogate mother to a couple litters, so we're not as worried about her reaction.
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Post by: Lembach on July 30, 2014, 12:23:35 PM
Ottoman TURKS!

Greece being part of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-15th century until its declaration of independence in 1821!
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 30, 2014, 12:39:34 PM
A lot of countries were part of the Ottoman empire.
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Post by: RVR II on July 30, 2014, 12:54:34 PM
Ottoman TURKS!

Greece being part of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-15th century until its declaration of independence in 1821!
Same year as Mexico's independence :o
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Post by: Lembach on July 30, 2014, 02:49:36 PM
A lot of countries were part of the Ottoman empire.

So baklava can be Greek because they were all one big happy empire.
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Post by: Sideswipe on July 30, 2014, 03:05:26 PM
I guess, despite evidence showing it originated in the area of modern day Turkey.
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Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2014, 03:17:46 PM
Well yes at the Topkapi and the word is Turkish but layers of phyllo with crumbly and sweet bits are fairly common from the edge of Greece into central Asia. What basically happens is that "Baklava" comes to be used as the name for a bunch of similar dishes from around 25 different cultures.
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Post by: Bob on July 30, 2014, 03:23:46 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

BUT, they took 3 tubes of blood from me........why so many?  Are they:

1.  Putting my blood on all Houston crime spots?
2.  Building Zombies?
3.  Building Vampires?
4.  Or making more Il Duces?

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Post by: Lembach on July 30, 2014, 03:28:21 PM
Well yes at the Topkapi and the word is Turkish but layers of phyllo with crumbly and sweet bits are fairly common from the edge of Greece into central Asia. What basically happens is that "Baklava" comes to be used as the name for a bunch of similar dishes from around 25 different cultures.

Dirty, slutty Baklava.
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Post by: Tripe on July 30, 2014, 03:29:38 PM
She's my favourite.
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Post by: BathTub on July 30, 2014, 04:23:37 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

BUT, they took 3 tubes of blood from me........why so many?  Are they:

1.  Putting my blood on all Houston crime spots?
2.  Building Zombies?
3.  Building Vampires?
4.  Or making more Il Duces?



3 is average for me, certainly had more.
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Post by: RVR II on July 30, 2014, 05:26:37 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on July 30, 2014, 09:40:35 PM
My Twitch Channel has 107 Followers! WOOO!!
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Post by: RVR II on August 07, 2014, 01:49:48 PM
Searching around this morning for some new tennis shoes at low prices to resell in our boutique in Mexico and came across some white Lacoste Assen sneakers with the Velcro strap on ebay for $14.99 Free shipping. Size 12 and 13 was the only sizes available..
I double checked the description to make sure there was nothing wrong with them and sure enough they were brand new in the box so I bought 1 pair of size 12.
Went back about 20-30 minutes later and the price was still $14.99 so I bought a 2nd pair size 12 and not long afterwards, the price increased to $41.99 :o
I thought for sure they would refund the money due to their typo but I just received 2 separate shipping confirmations with 2 different tracking numbers so they honored the sale!
They will arrive Tuesday 8)

2 pairs for $30 is not bad at all! I can resell these shoes in Mexico for $1500 Pesos minimum (around $115 dollars) each pair, I'll list them for $1800 Pesos and negotiate down ;D
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 02:50:00 PM
Pardon me, but I must triple WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!   My Miku "Magical Mirai" CD/DVD shipped, my Pocket Miku ARRIVED, and my Senbon Zakura Miku figurine shipped!  Otaku Heaven, I have arrived!
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 03:04:29 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
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Post by: RVR II on August 07, 2014, 03:29:14 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 03:35:02 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o
Don't dread it! For one, if you dread it on the way to your appointment, it'll raise your BP (seriously).  Also, BP issues are often temporary...and if not, can usually be easily controlled via diet and/or exercise.   Let us know how it goes!
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Post by: BathTub on August 07, 2014, 06:48:54 PM
Wooo my latest Amazon order arrived.

MST3K 29
MST3K 30
Mandatory Fun
Highlander Directors Cut (For Rifftrax purposes)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on August 07, 2014, 07:36:24 PM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o

Correct. R is not a Roman Numeral.

Technically, neither is "M". The marks were actually more like ( | ) and that got re-analzyed as "M" later because it kind of looked like one.

I've forgotten how to embed youtube, apparently, but here's the link if you're interested in how they got where they are.  http://www.youtube.com/v/Ik4yloCszYo
Cool! :o
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 07:57:02 PM
I think the ancient Metrics were really smart.
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 09:40:38 PM
I don't. Basing an entire system on a measurement of some fraction of an arbitrary planet's imaginary circumference?  Seems like it'd make a lot more sense to base the scale around something they could see every day.  Like...I dunno. Body parts or something.

Yep, it's arbitrary. Measurement is arbitrary. Stones, hands, feet,  miles, kilo-light years,  tons, ounces, you name it, it's arbitrary. 

 But, what I was referring to was the use of base 10 in metric systems.  You can write one trillion with just 3 symbols. I wonder how that would look in Roman numerals?   
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 07, 2014, 10:43:42 PM
(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2013/03/01/metric-system.jpg)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 07, 2014, 10:48:34 PM
I was going for a joke. Were you in need of help?
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 07, 2014, 10:54:41 PM
I was going for a joke, too.  "The ancient Metrics." 
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 07, 2014, 10:55:36 PM
I am confused about what I just got in trouble for.
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Post by: d00hickey on August 07, 2014, 11:00:45 PM
I thought it was hilarious on multiple levels.

Now I picture IM as Abe Simpson ;)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on August 07, 2014, 11:26:11 PM
I am not joking. What happened?
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Post by: d00hickey on August 07, 2014, 11:51:35 PM
I have no idea, I thought it was all fun and games.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RoninFox on August 08, 2014, 04:37:48 AM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o

It wasn't until they had to invent a higher number for you.
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Post by: Unky Des on August 09, 2014, 08:08:16 AM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o

It wasn't until they had to invent a higher number for you.

I = 1
X=10
C=100
M=1000
R=Gajillion
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Post by: RoninFox on August 09, 2014, 08:10:45 AM
So, at my annual blood test all my results came back normal and they said "see you next year"

My blood pressure was high after my yearly checkup..
Gotta go back in 3 weeks for a followup  :-[

Doctor:See you in three weeks, Mr. RVRII.  By the way, always wanted to ask you, what ethnicity is the name RVRII?

RVRII: Huh? That's not my name, that's my post count, in roman numerals!
Still dreading that check-up  :speechless:

Well the R does not appear to be a Roman numeral :o

It wasn't until they had to invent a higher number for you.

I = 1
X=10
C=100
M=1000
R=Gajillion

So he's posted....One gajillion and five less than one gajillion and two...

Truly an elegant system.
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Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 08:24:56 AM
Well then.. I should be honored I suppose :o
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on August 09, 2014, 09:17:02 AM
I've been on hormones for roughly two weeks. Other than extreme moodiness, I'm feeling fantastic. :D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 10:00:10 AM
Just received my new 4-year Certifying Acceptance Agent agreement in the mail from the IRS :highfive:
My business is good to go through 2018 8)
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 09, 2014, 10:03:58 AM
Just received my new 4-year Certifying Acceptance Agent agreement in the mail from the IRS :highfive:
My business is good to go through 2018 8)

I only understand the following sentence: "My business is good to go through 2018"  I assume that's the most important sentence.  So, congratulations!!  :clap: :highfive:
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Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 10:10:02 AM
Just received my new 4-year Certifying Acceptance Agent agreement in the mail from the IRS :highfive:
My business is good to go through 2018 8)

I only understand the following sentence: "My business is good to go through 2018"  I assume that's the most important sentence.  So, congratulations!!  :clap: :highfive:
To sum it up a bit: My business specializes in professional services for the Spanish-speaking community and our main service is income taxes. Many of our clientele do not have valid social security numbers but if they are working, they must file taxes so as a CAA, I am the only business in town with specific authorization by the IRS to allow Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) to be assigned to them to use in place of a SSN.
Not even bigger tax firms like H&R Block, Jackson Hewett, or Liberty Taxes has been given this exclusive authorization in my city; only me, so yeah THIS IS HUGE! 8)
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Post by: Sideswipe on August 09, 2014, 10:12:25 AM
And the RVR II Accounting empire is born.
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Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 10:14:01 AM
And the RVR II Accounting empire is born.
Well it's been around since 2002 but I don't foresee it growing more than a regeonal entity :-\
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Post by: Sideswipe on August 09, 2014, 10:16:20 AM
Well not with that attitude.
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Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 10:23:38 AM
Well not with that attitude.
I've mentioned my 'issues' in the past that have prevented us from growing :-[
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Post by: Sideswipe on August 09, 2014, 10:43:35 AM
Well theres solutions to that problem...
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Post by: RVR II on August 09, 2014, 10:46:45 AM
Well theres solutions to that problem...
Yeah.. Easier said than done, back then and now :-X
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 09, 2014, 09:07:32 PM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.
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Post by: MSTJedi on August 10, 2014, 08:23:26 AM
Finally got the last of our stuff out of our old house yesterday. While the manner of our leaving wasn't pleasant and living with relatives until we can get things squared away is going to be hard, I am truly ecstatic to be out of that house. I realize now how being there in such shabby conditions negatively affected my outlook and expectations of myself. I'm ready to move on to better things now. That sounds pretty optimistic for me, I know, but when you consider how bad that place was, it would be hard to end up in worse conditions.
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Post by: Unky Des on August 11, 2014, 02:56:51 PM
Got my face on a magazine cover! Trade magazine, but still.....

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Post by: Unky Des on August 11, 2014, 03:06:50 PM
How dare you! Fell asleep in Barnes in Noble, actually.
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Post by: Bob on August 11, 2014, 03:36:50 PM
Got my face on a magazine cover! Trade magazine, but still.....

And no photo showing for us?

BOOO.   BOOOO I say.
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Post by: Unky Des on August 11, 2014, 04:31:53 PM
Got my face on a magazine cover! Trade magazine, but still.....

And no photo showing for us?

BOOO.   BOOOO I say.
I have a professional life and an online life and I like to keep them separate so I can have fun in both.
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 11, 2014, 04:55:35 PM
Got my face on a magazine cover! Trade magazine, but still.....

And no photo showing for us?

BOOO.   BOOOO I say.
I have a professional life and an online life and I like to keep them separate so I can have fun in both.

Understandable...completely.  This is the online life, and we all want to have fun, so post that pic!  :rimshot:
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Post by: Sideswipe on August 11, 2014, 05:10:07 PM
I found it...

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x145/sideswipegta/baby-talk_zpsbc75a5b0.jpg)
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 11, 2014, 06:00:37 PM
I found it...

(http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x145/sideswipegta/baby-talk_zpsbc75a5b0.jpg)

ha ha ha ha!  Oh, Sideswipe!
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Post by: Unky Des on August 11, 2014, 07:40:40 PM
Good gravy. Looks just like me if I was actually that child.
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 11, 2014, 11:15:59 PM
Good gravy. Looks just like me if I was actually that child.

Wait a tic!  If you actually were that child, of course it would look like you, because it would actually be you. :speechless:   I have a headache now. "Atama ga itai."
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 11, 2014, 11:20:40 PM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.

What fo you think of "The Black Scorpion?"  It's one of my favorites, from the early days. Aturo, that pesky little kid that kept stowing away. And let's us not forget  Los Escorpiones!  They were great!
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Post by: Miku Fan on August 11, 2014, 11:30:33 PM
Got my face on a magazine cover! Trade magazine, but still.....

Congratulations!   Eh, which trade magazine? ( :D That part was just a joke.)

My face will soon be on screen at the Rifftrax show.  Works for me!
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Post by: Unky Des on August 12, 2014, 08:35:55 AM
Good gravy. Looks just like me if I was actually that child.

Wait a tic!  If you actually were that child, of course it would look like you, because it would actually be you. :speechless:   I have a headache now. "Atama ga itai."
Kono imo ;D
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Post by: Darth Geek on August 12, 2014, 09:27:53 AM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.

What fo you think of "The Black Scorpion?"  It's one of my favorites, from the early days. Aturo, that pesky little kid that kept stowing away. And let's us not forget  Los Escorpiones!  They were great!
I only got about half an hour in. It was pretty late and I was kinda tired, so my attention wandered a lot. I'll watch it sometime (probably next week) when I can pay attention to it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on August 12, 2014, 09:47:57 AM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.

What fo you think of "The Black Scorpion?"  It's one of my favorites, from the early days. Aturo, that pesky little kid that kept stowing away. And let's us not forget  Los Escorpiones!  They were great!
I only got about half an hour in. It was pretty late and I was kinda tired, so my attention wandered a lot. I'll watch it sometime (probably next week) when I can pay attention to it.

oh, that was probably just the effect of the movie.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on August 12, 2014, 12:14:11 PM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.

What fo you think of "The Black Scorpion?"  It's one of my favorites, from the early days. Aturo, that pesky little kid that kept stowing away. And let's us not forget  Los Escorpiones!  They were great!
I only got about half an hour in. It was pretty late and I was kinda tired, so my attention wandered a lot. I'll watch it sometime (probably next week) when I can pay attention to it.

oh, that was probably just the effect of the movie.
The beginning of it was pretty boring. Just a pair of guys driving from place to place in a Jeep. I stopped it right around the time they were having dinner in the Church.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on August 12, 2014, 12:42:09 PM
Just put in the DVD of The Black Scorpion  from the new MST3K set, and was so shocked to see the menus are STOP MOTION ANIMATED PUPPETS! That is awesome! Anything to get away from the shitty CGI menus. But this really feels closer to the asthetic of the show. I'm so happy.

What fo you think of "The Black Scorpion?"  It's one of my favorites, from the early days. Aturo, that pesky little kid that kept stowing away. And let's us not forget  Los Escorpiones!  They were great!
I only got about half an hour in. It was pretty late and I was kinda tired, so my attention wandered a lot. I'll watch it sometime (probably next week) when I can pay attention to it.

oh, that was probably just the effect of the movie.
The beginning of it was pretty boring. Just a pair of guys driving from place to place in a Jeep. I stopped it right around the time they were having dinner in the Church.
That's pretty much the plot of the entire movie.  But, it gets a little better, and the riffs are good.  The scorpions are fun, if you like monsters from the 50's.
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Post by: jonalame on August 14, 2014, 03:43:37 PM
The theater where I attend the Rifftrax shows now offers beer.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on August 14, 2014, 03:53:41 PM
 Do they let you take the beer into the theater?

There's a Bahama Breeze right next to the theater in King Of Prussia, I've not been in it but several people have told me they love the drinks there.

Looks like I'll be driving through a storm on the way up there, radar has a nice red echo right over the theater at the moment, moving down along the road I need to take....
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Post by: d00hickey on August 14, 2014, 06:27:43 PM
The theater where I attend the Rifftrax shows now offers beer.

The theater I go to just installed those crazy huge seats that recline automatically. They might as well be beds.
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Post by: d00hickey on August 14, 2014, 10:00:57 PM
The theater where I attend the Rifftrax shows now offers beer.

Do they offer chair-side urinals?

No, but they don't ban diapers. They also have little tables that fold in front of you.

They look like this
(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/10/18/arts/18ADMIT_SPAN/18ADMIT-articleLarge.jpg)

except they're angled and have the little fold up tables.
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Post by: Bob on August 21, 2014, 04:09:11 PM
And about a mile from my house, a St. Louis style frozen custard and steak-burger place is being built!

JOY.

I knew that St. Louis would take over the world.  No wonder the French and Germans control all...........that is what I tell myself, so there is that.
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Post by: The Lurker on August 22, 2014, 07:21:13 PM
Got into ArcheAge Beta!
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Post by: k1 on August 24, 2014, 05:11:09 AM
Cornelius Swarthout Waffle Appreciation Day is upon us!

https://www.facebook.com/events/182609095252825/?ref=25
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Post by: RoninFox on August 24, 2014, 07:20:17 PM
I've been sick for the past several days, so I really needed a "win" or two.  Releasing my newest riff helped, but I also had a really good day at work this morning.

Once every year we need to do a bulk inventory. We have a lot of small and cheap parts that we take out of stock in large quantities and put into bins for our assemblers, machinists, welders and shippers to use freely, and for this we needed to count and quantify all of it for tax purposes.  This is the first time I was involved, since I'm the Cycle Count lead now and inventory accuracy is my thing.  I've been told it has always been a pain in the ass.  We have to do it on the weekend, when no one is using the parts, using a bunch of volunteers that may or may not know the parts.  Also we need to include "bulk tubing" long lengths of metal tubing and pipes that are usually all mixed up on a single rack that we need to separate, identify, and measure.  It generally takes six to eight hours to complete.

This morning, it took three and a half.

This is generally because I took some initiative and had the tubing pre-sorted and precounted during the week, and the fact that I organized the living hell out of the bulk bins to a degree they'd never been organized before.

Not only did I put in hard work that paid off, it was recognized. My manager congratulated me personally.

I have some bad days at this position, usually due to boredom, but honestly I've never had a better job or a more appreciative boss.
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Post by: d00hickey on September 06, 2014, 09:23:00 AM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
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Post by: RVR II on September 06, 2014, 11:09:30 AM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on September 06, 2014, 12:46:05 PM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o

And Woody Harrelson eating pickles.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on September 06, 2014, 07:21:03 PM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o

And Woody Harrelson eating pickles.

Just got back, I didn't see woody but I saw a very large, healthy Black Bear eating garbage.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on September 06, 2014, 09:51:02 PM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o

And Woody Harrelson eating pickles.

Just got back, I didn't see woody but I saw a very large, healthy Black Bear eating garbage.

I've been in a lot mountainous state parks across the country, and never once saw a bear.  Never even thought about them.  After "Grizzly Man," I have a fear of stumbling across a bear in the wild.

Were you afraid, or are you used to it?   
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Post by: d00hickey on September 07, 2014, 02:48:49 PM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o

And Woody Harrelson eating pickles.

Just got back, I didn't see woody but I saw a very large, healthy Black Bear eating garbage.

I've been in a lot mountainous state parks across the country, and never once saw a bear.  Never even thought about them.  After "Grizzly Man," I have a fear of stumbling across a bear in the wild.

Were you afraid, or are you used to it?

It was a black bear which aren't very aggressive, they will flee up a tree before choosing to attack. I have seen one before in Grooveland which is the town between where I live and Yosemite. Grizzly Bears don't live in CA anymore because they were hunted to extinction in the mid 1800's. If I saw a Grizzly while walking in the forest I would be pretty scared. I think in general a bear of any kind won't attack unless it's sick, cornered or protecting it's young.     
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Post by: d00hickey on September 13, 2014, 03:23:28 PM
Woooooooo, I have 3600 Eggpoints? I have to spend them by the end of the day? HELLO FLIGHT STICK!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on September 14, 2014, 04:48:09 PM
WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Just scored a copy of the MxPx - Life In General pre-release teaser CD for next to nothing! I've been hunting down that disc for far too long.
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Post by: Lembach on September 16, 2014, 10:35:14 AM
I finally took the plunge and ordered Mystery Science Theater 3000: Vol. XIX [Limited Edition] with the Gypsy figurine.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on September 16, 2014, 09:36:51 PM
I had that for awhile. Sold it back on Amazon. Didn't need the figure.

Speaking of which, fuck you, Amazon, for telling me I can't resell DVDs over $25.

When did this happen?

If it is out of print, they sometimes have agreements with the companies producing them that they can't allow anyone else to sell an out of print item [yeah, so that there's no competition if they release something with different liner art, but the same content for a higher price than the previous version dropped to  :P].

Could you list it as 'Collectible' (that usually allows for 'higher than list' selling)?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on September 17, 2014, 06:03:18 AM
Going to Yosemite with my family for lunch to celebrate my birthday.
Watch out for Super volcanoes :o

And Woody Harrelson eating pickles.

Just got back, I didn't see woody but I saw a very large, healthy Black Bear eating garbage.

I've been in a lot mountainous state parks across the country, and never once saw a bear.  Never even thought about them.  After "Grizzly Man," I have a fear of stumbling across a bear in the wild.

Were you afraid, or are you used to it?

It was a black bear which aren't very aggressive, they will flee up a tree before choosing to attack. I have seen one before in Grooveland which is the town between where I live and Yosemite. Grizzly Bears don't live in CA anymore because they were hunted to extinction in the mid 1800's. If I saw a Grizzly while walking in the forest I would be pretty scared. I think in general a bear of any kind won't attack unless it's sick, cornered or protecting it's young.   
Yeah I've had a black bear walk across the path in front of me before, wonderful sight.

Pretty sure Mr. Chocolate ate Treadwell due to being famished and awake when he should have been hibernating.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on September 17, 2014, 01:16:53 PM
Just snagged a Topaz electronic signature pad on ebay for $1 dollar!  :highfive:
The average price ranges from $50 to over $100 :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on September 17, 2014, 04:50:05 PM
I had that for awhile. Sold it back on Amazon. Didn't need the figure.

Speaking of which, fuck you, Amazon, for telling me I can't resell DVDs over $25.

I'll try not to take that personally.

Lord help all sellers if I ever have the misfortune of getting transferred to seller support. I spend so much time cleaning up 3rd party broken promises. I would go fucking Judge Dredd.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on September 17, 2014, 06:18:14 PM
I had that for awhile. Sold it back on Amazon. Didn't need the figure.

Speaking of which, fuck you, Amazon, for telling me I can't resell DVDs over $25.

I'll try not to take that personally.
Oh No You Don't! Let me tell you how it's gonna be ...  ;D
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2014, 05:08:26 PM
I got to meet Joel Hodgson today!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/7097_938461176168307_1116119169593457595_n.jpg?oh=b8d259e30dd26e85f95170b1dcb52efc&oe=54C87761&__gda__=1422422968_30818d4c9d7a30104d3efafa4abfa357)
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2014, 05:18:04 PM
I had a good time at Retro Con in Oaks PA. It's a smaller convention, so I went through it in just a few hours. Still, some cool costumes. I took some pictures, but for some reason Photobucket hasn't been working right with my laptop to be able to upload pictures :P
I met Joel and he was nice. I went to his Q&A panel, which was fun. But they stupidly had the panel section just a cordoned off area in a corner of the main room. So noise was a huge issue. He did say that the "reboot" is coming along and we should hear something in the next few months (if it happens at all). It will have a Kickstarter campaign at first. I did ask him if he ever checked out any iRiff groups, but he just asked me what time in the day would he have to do that.
There was a kid who asked if he would riff Frozen. He just said he'd like to and mentioned Disney lawyers. I made sure to find the kid and his parents after the Q&A to tell them about the Cinester Theater riff of Frozen.
I got some art for my brother, gifts for some friends, and a mini Mechagodzilla for myself. Overall a good day.
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Post by: Darth Geek on September 27, 2014, 05:19:42 PM
I got to meet Joel Hodgson today!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/7097_938461176168307_1116119169593457595_n.jpg?oh=b8d259e30dd26e85f95170b1dcb52efc&oe=54C87761&__gda__=1422422968_30818d4c9d7a30104d3efafa4abfa357)
Is that your Servo? Or just one there?

Pretty cool.
No, he had Servo and Crow there. I didn't see Crow, but in the Q&A he mentioned that he did bring Crow but he was still in the box because he forgot to bring the stand.

And yes, Servo insisted I call him Htom.
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Post by: Miku Fan on September 27, 2014, 06:54:58 PM
I had a good time at Retro Con in Oaks PA. It's a smaller convention, so I went through it in just a few hours. Still, some cool costumes. I took some pictures, but for some reason Photobucket hasn't been working right with my laptop to be able to upload pictures :P
I met Joel and he was nice. I went to his Q&A panel, which was fun. But they stupidly had the panel section just a cordoned off area in a corner of the main room. So noise was a huge issue. He did say that the "reboot" is coming along and we should hear something in the next few months (if it happens at all). It will have a Kickstarter campaign at first. I did ask him if he ever checked out any iRiff groups, but he just asked me what time in the day would he have to do that.
There was a kid who asked if he would riff Frozen. He just said he'd like to and mentioned Disney lawyers. I made sure to find the kid and his parents after the Q&A to tell them about the Cinester Theater riff of Frozen.
I got some art for my brother, gifts for some friends, and a mini Mechagodzilla for myself. Overall a good day.

Don't forget that you also got an ass-chewing from Sideswipe today.  8)  Congratulations on meeting Joel!  That must have been very cool!  If his kickstarter happens, please let the forum know about it- I'd like to support it.
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Post by: d00hickey on September 27, 2014, 09:30:18 PM
What "reboot" or Kickstarter? Is Joel planning to bring back MST3K in some way?
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 27, 2014, 09:38:33 PM
What "reboot" or Kickstarter? Is Joel planning to bring back MST3K in some way?

Here you go: http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=28816.0
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Post by: Sideswipe on September 30, 2014, 08:12:31 PM
I repaired my Xbox 360 open tray issue!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on October 07, 2014, 10:09:17 AM
The project I've been helping my friend with made national news!  It's so cool how much the Jazz hopped on board with this.

USA Today (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/nba-utah-jazz-5-year-old-boy-jp-gibson-leukemia-contract)

Quote from: ESPN.com
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz signed a 5-year-old, free-agent guard to a one-day contract for a special scrimmage Monday night.

JP Gibson, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, signed his contract with Jazz president Randy Rigby before joining the team in uniform for the annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage at EnergySolutions Arena.

JP was joined by his parents, Josh and Megan, and his 2-year-old sister, Elsie. The family was hosted by the Jazz and photographer Jon Diaz's "Anything Can Be" project, which creates storybooks for children with cancer about their dreams and wishes.

JP, wearing a No. 1 jersey, even got to play in the scrimmage. He was passed the ball and dribbled into the lane, where center Rudy Gobert lifted him up so he could dunk and slap hands with some players as fans roared.

The Jazz tweeted a photo of JP holding up his new Jazz jersey with his family.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BzTRtumCYAA-mci.jpg)

"JP loves most sports, but basketball is definitely his favorite," Megan Gibson said in a statement released by the Jazz. "When he was just over a year old, he would sit with my husband, Josh, watching games. He started insisting on shooting hoops for an hour each night before bedtime when he was just 15 months old. He knows he has to be 6 before he can play Junior Jazz, and he reminds us all the time that he can't wait until he's 6."

http://www.youtube.com/v/78ClAp9oSaQ
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 07, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
Dad, though still not feeling at his best, is feeling relatively better after having an abscess removed from his back.  Even better. there is a possibility it was responsible for a lot of his winter ailments, so me might feel better than he did in almost a year.  Might be wishing thinking, but that possibility alone makes me very hopeful.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on October 28, 2014, 06:12:39 PM
Went to my doctor's today... she says I'm progressing wonderfully! Skin is translucent, there's a definite curve and shape to be had in my breasts, and my liver feels fine. Got some blood drawn to make sure that the spiro isn't wrecking my kidneys and am getting my liver checked while I'm at it, but unless there are any significant problems, I won't see her again until January! My blood pressure seemed a little low, but my doctor said that if I'm feeling fine, then don't worry about it, unless it gets much lower. Woooooooooo!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Bob on October 30, 2014, 01:39:53 PM
They just did our annual "employee rating" talks this week and we rank people in the FAR EXCEEDING PEERS, ABOVE PEERS, CONSISTENT WITH and BELOW ranks.  I think they messed up and put me in the far exceeding peers group.

Positive:  I will get a bonus
Negative:  They will discover their mistake and kill me later.

Oh well.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on October 30, 2014, 05:44:47 PM
I am the proud new owner of a second gen Kindle Fire HDX 8.9".

Um...errr....I bought it as a troubleshooting aid. Yeah.

See, because THAT'S how customer obsessed I am!  ::)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on November 05, 2014, 09:52:02 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10629709_10205454512628722_3013723504219222330_n.jpg?oh=35813aa51f3babe645f0efd0d64ec6c4&oe=54E7D0D2&__gda__=1424566199_25cde6ef4d1d8caf6a15b143194b4192)
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 05, 2014, 09:53:32 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10629709_10205454512628722_3013723504219222330_n.jpg?oh=35813aa51f3babe645f0efd0d64ec6c4&oe=54E7D0D2&__gda__=1424566199_25cde6ef4d1d8caf6a15b143194b4192)
That is an AWESOME t-shirt!
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 09:58:14 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

What are you going to do with it?
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Post by: Kete on November 05, 2014, 09:59:14 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

What are you going to do with it?

I took it up the canyon and let it go.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 10:00:37 AM
Thank you!  :highfive:
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Post by: Lembach on November 05, 2014, 10:15:20 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10629709_10205454512628722_3013723504219222330_n.jpg?oh=35813aa51f3babe645f0efd0d64ec6c4&oe=54E7D0D2&__gda__=1424566199_25cde6ef4d1d8caf6a15b143194b4192)

LOVE the mighty white hunter pose.  :D
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 10:18:49 AM
He kinda looks like Alton Brown.  8)
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Post by: Lembach on November 05, 2014, 10:24:08 AM
Oh Gawd! Does that mean he's going to eat it??
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on November 05, 2014, 10:26:03 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

What are you going to do with it?

I took it up the canyon and let it go.
... Into the canyon that is >:D
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 10:28:15 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

What are you going to do with it?

I took it up the canyon and let it go.
... Into the canyon that is >:D

I've seen a lot of large, flat topped hills, but this one's a butte!
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Post by: Kete on November 05, 2014, 10:35:17 AM
I caught the raccoon that was living in my chimney.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10629709_10205454512628722_3013723504219222330_n.jpg?oh=35813aa51f3babe645f0efd0d64ec6c4&oe=54E7D0D2&__gda__=1424566199_25cde6ef4d1d8caf6a15b143194b4192)

LOVE the mighty white hunter pose.  :D

It was more of a Serious Man pose (I was standing on my roof).

(http://static.squarespace.com/static/51d1cb40e4b0683f2adcd8e9/t/5317f4bfe4b03ba2018a726d/1394078911780/a-serious-man-poster.jpeg)
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Post by: RVR II on November 05, 2014, 10:38:59 AM
I've caught 25 squirrels so far over the last year and a half and I should've done a pose like that for each of them 8)
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 10:50:25 AM
...(I was standing on my roof).

Ah, that explains it!  BTW, I always wanted to compliment you on your flying Srirachi sauce avatar.  That's one heck of a tasty sauce!
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Post by: Kete on November 05, 2014, 11:11:45 AM
...(I was standing on my roof).

Ah, that explains it!  BTW, I always wanted to compliment you on your flying Srirachi sauce avatar.  That's one heck of a tasty sauce!

Thanks!  That was made by DB Barnes.  I think he left before you joined, but he is very talented.
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Post by: RVR II on November 05, 2014, 11:16:25 AM
...(I was standing on my roof).

Ah, that explains it!  BTW, I always wanted to compliment you on your flying Srirachi sauce avatar.  That's one heck of a tasty sauce!

Thanks!  That was made by DB Barnes.  I think he left before you joined, but he is very talented.
He frequents Facebook these days
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 12:17:36 PM
...(I was standing on my roof).

Ah, that explains it!  BTW, I always wanted to compliment you on your flying Srirachi sauce avatar.  That's one heck of a tasty sauce!

Thanks!  That was made by DB Barnes.  I think he left before you joined, but he is very talented.
He frequents Facebook these days

i have several "internet goals." Never join MySpace, FaceBook or Twitter. So far, successful in all three goals. Myspace is about dead, and I await the death of twitter and facebook.
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Post by: RoninFox on November 05, 2014, 12:18:48 PM
...(I was standing on my roof).

Ah, that explains it!  BTW, I always wanted to compliment you on your flying Srirachi sauce avatar.  That's one heck of a tasty sauce!

Thanks!  That was made by DB Barnes.  I think he left before you joined, but he is very talented.
He frequents Facebook these days

i have several "internet goals." Never join MySpace, FaceBook or Twitter. So far, successful in all three goals. Myspace is about dead, and I await the death of twitter and facebook.

They won't die until people adopt something to replace them. Going to probably be awhile.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 12:25:42 PM
True.  Yet, no one thought MySpace would die. Admittedly, Myspace died because of facebook and Twitter, so you have a great point. But, I'm not going to join either of them. 

"Learn about your friends a new way..126 characters at a time" tore it for me, since I used usenet and IRC, where you could upload your entire hard drive, live, if you wanted.  Twitter is like selling a single tire, and hyping it as some great new thing: Enjoy driving a whole new way, with a single tire! Doesn't use ANY fuel. :angry:
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Post by: RoninFox on November 05, 2014, 12:31:53 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 05, 2014, 03:46:34 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.
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Post by: Eric Pode of Croydon on November 05, 2014, 04:23:09 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.

Oh, I use Rifftrax for that.
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 05, 2014, 04:24:20 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.

Oh, I use Rifftrax for that.

If you're getting your fill, that's great. I am joke hungry.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 06:12:36 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.

Oh, I use Rifftrax for that.

If you're getting your fill, that's great. I am joke hungry.

Meaning you want more Rifftrax, or something besides only Rifftrax?

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh.  MPFC did, but it's been in reruns since 1974.  I do have a sense of humor. Sadly, most professional comedians do not- at least the mainstream ones...IN MY OPINION
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 05, 2014, 06:20:34 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.

Oh, I use Rifftrax for that.

If you're getting your fill, that's great. I am joke hungry.

Meaning you want more Rifftrax, or something besides only Rifftrax?

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh.  MPFC did, but it's been in reruns since 1974.  I do have a sense of humor. Sadly, most professional comedians do not- at least the mainstream ones...IN MY OPINION

I mean I want more non-Rifftrax jokes.

I listen to a lot of comedy podcasts, for example.

I don't know who or what qualifies as mainstream professional comedians to you, but if you can't find even one other comedian who makes you laugh, the problem is with you. (Most likely the problem is that you are looking in the wrong places)

There is soooo much great, free comedy out there.

Try some Earwolf podcasts (http://www.earwolf.com/shows/). (I'd suggest How Did This Get Made would be relevent to your interests as a Rifftrax fan, for example.)

Or Maximum Fun (http://maximumfun.org/). (My Brother My Brother and Me is my favourite)

There are so many comedy podcasts I love, I can't keep up with them.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 06:47:24 PM
Of course the problem is with me.  Humor is completely subjective.  I hadn't thought of podcasts.  That might be worth a try. Thanks for the tip. 
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 05, 2014, 06:55:03 PM
Of course the problem is with me.  Humor is completely subjective.  I hadn't thought of podcasts.  That might be worth a try. Thanks for the tip.

Well, I wasn't trying to say that, but it is odd that you have nothing else at all you find funny ;P

Good luck - Let us know if you have any luck. (There's an underused podcasts thread in the music section of this board).

With some of the shows, they can vary depending on the guests too. The best Comedy Bang Bang episodes are amazing, but the ones with bad guests are pretty difficult to get through.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Space version 2.0 on November 05, 2014, 10:41:51 PM
I admit, I don't use Twitter too much because almost every time I try and write a post I have to then edit it down to fit the confines of a tweet.

Twitter is for having your favourite comedians deliver jokes to you. Not for posting on.

And for watching Simon Pegg and Nick Frost make dinner plans with each other.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 05, 2014, 11:06:34 PM

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh. 

How about Cinematic Titanic?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 05, 2014, 11:23:11 PM
There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh.

The ENTIRE world?

Really?  REALLY!??

 >:D
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 05, 2014, 11:54:51 PM
Bye.
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Post by: ScottotD on November 06, 2014, 06:06:57 AM
Bye.

Where are you going?

Podcasts and Twitter are great says me! YAY FREE FUN!
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Post by: Quirk on November 06, 2014, 06:23:01 AM

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh. 

How about Cinematic Titanic?

Or ICWXP, or Scott Zee, or any of the other fine riffers out there?
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 06, 2014, 11:32:44 AM

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh. 

How about Cinematic Titanic?

I've spoken about Cinematic Titanic in their section of the forum, and probably in my introduction post to the forum.  There is something missing from their humor. They simply aren't as funny as rifftrax. I don't know what is missing, perhaps "anger" or "fire."  Perhaps it was all the people sitting on stage. I don't know, but while I like all of the people in CT, and wanted them to succeed, I didn't find it as funny as Rifftrax or MST.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 06, 2014, 11:35:18 AM
There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh.

The ENTIRE world?

Really?  REALLY!??

 >:D
Really. REALLY :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 06, 2014, 11:37:43 AM
Bye.

Where are you going?

Podcasts and Twitter are great says me! YAY FREE FUN!

I went to sleep.   Twitter sucks, but to each his own.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 06, 2014, 11:39:39 AM

I love Rifftrax, loved MST.  There's not much else in the world that makes me laugh. 

How about Cinematic Titanic?

Or ICWXP, or Scott Zee, or any of the other fine riffers out there?

Sure, I love Matthew J. Elliot and Ian Potter.  I like Rice and Toast. And a couple others. Don't know ICWXP or Scott Zee.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quirk on November 06, 2014, 12:55:42 PM
Far too many people don't know of Scott Zee. His output is prolific and readily available. iRiffs is down, but there's some on theOoTL.com, and a bunch free to view on his Dailymotion channel (http://www.dailymotion.com/Scott_Zee), of which I recommend Assignment Terror.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 08:48:54 AM
Far too many people don't know of Scott Zee. His output is prolific and readily available. iRiffs is down, but there's some on theOoTL.com, and a bunch free to view on his Dailymotion channel (http://www.dailymotion.com/Scott_Zee), of which I recommend Assignment Terror.

I haven't tried him yet.  But, I am interested in Iriffs and Rifftrax Presents, so, I just purchased a Quiptrack.  i hope that's a fair start. : )
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2014, 09:35:22 AM
Far too many people don't know of Scott Zee. His output is prolific and readily available. iRiffs is down, but there's some on theOoTL.com, and a bunch free to view on his Dailymotion channel (http://www.dailymotion.com/Scott_Zee), of which I recommend Assignment Terror.

I haven't tried him yet.  But, I am interested in Iriffs and Rifftrax Presents, so, I just purchased a Quiptrack.  i hope that's a fair start. : )
I second Quirk on praising Scott Zee. His stuff on Dailymotion is free. And I highly highly recommend his Squeek The Squirrel short (available on www.theootl.com)!

Which Quiptracks did you get?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quirk on November 07, 2014, 09:47:14 AM
I haven't tried him yet.  But, I am interested in Iriffs and Rifftrax Presents, so, I just purchased a Quiptrack.  i hope that's a fair start. : )

I SUPPOSE.  ;)

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
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Post by: LucasM on November 07, 2014, 10:26:33 AM
I'll chime in and say that making a QuipTracks purchase was a great idea, Miku Fan.  Blasphemous as it may be on this Forum to say such a thing, I find the QuipTracks consistently funnier than RiffTrax, especially since MK&B started to use so many callback lines and schtick (e.g. with MK&B, I felt the Nick Nolte stuff was only marginally funny the first time, it became an increasing irritant from then on).

The thing that sets QuipTracks apart is the often extreme associations that are made between film elements and the comments.  Many are so totally unexpected that they are guaranteed (for me) to generate out-loud laughs, something happening rarely when I am in as bad shape as I've been for quite a while now.  The other is that they simply don't do callbacks: every comment is new.  In addition, while MK&B have a large number of complaint lines in their riffings (since shortly after the 100th one [LotR: Return of the King]), when QuipTracks comments are pointing out problems with the film, they do so in a very clever way, rather than just a statement of the problem with the film and faux (or real) irritation like MK&B do.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 07, 2014, 11:28:33 AM
I love the running Nick Nolte gag.

You just have to picture this talking:

(http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/wp-content/uploads/Nick-Nolte-Mug-Shot.jpg)

The price of cotton is TOO DAMN HIGH!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quirk on November 07, 2014, 11:48:12 AM
I'll chime in and say that making a QuipTracks purchase was a great idea, Miku Fan.  Blasphemous as it may be on this Forum to say such a thing, I find the QuipTracks consistently funnier than RiffTrax, especially since MK&B started to use so many callback lines and schtick (e.g. with MK&B, I felt the Nick Nolte stuff was only marginally funny the first time, it became an increasing irritant from then on).

The thing that sets QuipTracks apart is the often extreme associations that are made between film elements and the comments.  Many are so totally unexpected that they are guaranteed (for me) to generate out-loud laughs, something happening rarely when I am in as bad shape as I've been for quite a while now.  The other is that they simply don't do callbacks: every comment is new.  In addition, while MK&B have a large number of complaint lines in their riffings (since shortly after the 100th one [LotR: Return of the King]), when QuipTracks comments are pointing out problems with the film, they do so in a very clever way, rather than just a statement of the problem with the film and faux (or real) irritation like MK&B do.

Thank you kindly for the endorsement. To be fair, though, we do do callbacks from time to time. We try to be careful, though, to only use them when appropriate and not wear them out. A callback can be really funny (see Arrested Development), but it is very important to us that the vast majority of our jokes are new ideas.
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 11:48:22 AM
Far too many people don't know of Scott Zee. His output is prolific and readily available. iRiffs is down, but there's some on theOoTL.com, and a bunch free to view on his Dailymotion channel (http://www.dailymotion.com/Scott_Zee), of which I recommend Assignment Terror.

I haven't tried him yet.  But, I am interested in Iriffs and Rifftrax Presents, so, I just purchased a Quiptrack.  i hope that's a fair start. : )
I second Quirk on praising Scott Zee. His stuff on Dailymotion is free. And I highly highly recommend his Squeek The Squirrel short (available on www.theootl.com)!

Which Quiptracks did you get?

My first Quiptracks is: Hell hath no fury... LIKE A COCOON! The Fury of the Cocoon, a brand new 30-minute QuipTracks VOD, is available now at QuipTracks.com!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 12:26:37 PM
I love the running Nick Nolte gag.


Hey, Lembuckaroo! Don't judge a picture by its cover! I was bobbing for phosphorescent algae, 'cause my pal Gary Busey told me it was a great buzz, if you snort just right. But, I got into it with a rogue octopus that thought I was a giant whelk. And no, it ain't the first time!

(http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/wp-content/uploads/Nick-Nolte-Mug-Shot.jpg)

Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on November 07, 2014, 12:35:59 PM
So just another Tuesday night for Nick Nolte then?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 12:44:22 PM
Tuesday, Friday, Wednesday, it's all a blur.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on November 07, 2014, 01:09:06 PM
I love the running Nick Nolte gag.

You just have to picture this talking:

(http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/wp-content/uploads/Nick-Nolte-Mug-Shot.jpg)

The price of cotton is TOO DAMN HIGH!

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2014, 01:23:09 PM
Even more than the above picture, remembering him from HULK (2003)* is why I still find the Nick Nolte jokes funny.

"They hired me because I get paid in all the cleaning supplies I can drink."


*That Quiptracks riff is also excellent. And available at www.theootl.com !
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 01:42:58 PM
I love the running Nick Nolte gag.

You just have to picture this talking:

(http://www.celebdirtylaundry.com/wp-content/uploads/Nick-Nolte-Mug-Shot.jpg)

The price of cotton is TOO DAMN HIGH!

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

That's true.  I think what people do, such as seals myself, is compartmentalize the reality of the butt of the joke.  In Nick Nolte's case, I don't think about him personally, I think about Mike making jokes. 

All jokes are offensive to someone. I don't know, but I doubt Rifftrax is gleeful that Nick Nolte has psychological problems.  They probably compartmentalize the reality from the joke.  Just a guess. 

I don't know what you mean by "injure someone for punning." But, I do understand your empathy, and appreciate it.  It's just that *someone* is the butt of every joke, and *someone* is offended by every joke.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 03:16:20 PM
"They hired me because I get paid in all the cleaning supplies I can drink."

LMAO!   :clap:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 07, 2014, 03:41:42 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2014, 03:50:13 PM
"They hired me because I get paid in all the cleaning supplies I can drink."

LMAO!   :clap:
A riff (that I wrote) in the Quiptracks riff of HULK*


*Available at www.theootl.com
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 03:53:15 PM
"They hired me because I get paid in all the cleaning supplies I can drink."

LMAO!   :clap:
A riff (that I wrote) in the Quiptracks riff of HULK*


*Available at www.theootl.com
Darth!  I'm impressed! That'll be my next quiptracks purchase!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 04:02:06 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

What is GHB? Gruman Horth Bormone?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 07, 2014, 04:08:39 PM
The Nick Nolte stuff does nothing for me either.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: ScottotD on November 07, 2014, 04:17:41 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

...or the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on November 07, 2014, 04:19:53 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

What is GHB? Gruman Horth Bormone?

Its Boremone.  The entire cast of the Hunger Games movies is pumped full of it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 07, 2014, 04:35:08 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

What is GHB? Gruman Horth Bormone?

Really? REALLY??

Okay okay, not doing that anymore.

It's gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid. A central nervous system depressant.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 07, 2014, 04:39:00 PM

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

...or the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues.

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you should be summarily executed on the spot.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on November 07, 2014, 06:11:05 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

That's true.  I think what people do, such as seals myself, is compartmentalize the reality of the butt of the joke.  In Nick Nolte's case, I don't think about him personally, I think about Mike making jokes. 

All jokes are offensive to someone. I don't know, but I doubt Rifftrax is gleeful that Nick Nolte has psychological problems.  They probably compartmentalize the reality from the joke.  Just a guess. 

I don't know what you mean by "injure someone for punning." But, I do understand your empathy, and appreciate it.  It's just that *someone* is the butt of every joke, and *someone* is offended by every joke.

What I meant with the "injure someone for punning" is the inevitable implication of violence (sound effects of being hit, cut [I seem to recall a segment where limbs were removed*], whatever, followed by sounds of the punning riffer suffering) are pervasive throughout the RiffTrax output.  From the standpoint of the riffing: if the pun was found to be funny enough to put into the script, it should be considered no different than any other funny comment.

"*Someone* is the butt of every joke" simply isn't true.  From what I pay attention to in comedy, there is a far larger percentage of jokes that are completely independent of a person or group of people.  [Since it was recently discussed, for instance the majority of the riffs in QuipTracks' output do not rely on denigrating others.]

"*Someone* is offended by every joke" probably isn't true either, but is less clear than the 'butt of joke' statement.  They may not find them funny, but there are a substantial number of jokes that aren't offensive (though they may not be found amusing either).


*While limbs being removed with the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail was funny, the visuals and tone made all the difference: the far-greater-than-reality blood loss, the unchanged tone, and the comments e.g. " 'tis but a scratch" all made that generally outside where empathy would generally enter.  In the RiffTrax, the aftermath of suffering is present in the tone of voice of the person who punned.



It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

...or the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues.

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you should be summarily executed on the spot.

That is two different things: suffering emotional pain and trying to kill it with alcohol, and driving while doing so.

My first accident (the one preventing me from finishing the final component needed to practice without a supervisor signing off on all my work) I am pretty sure was from a drunk driver.  [After she stripped her plates so I couldn't write the number down, she took off and was never caught.]  While I don't agree with execution, I do think driving under the influence should result in the loss of one's license permanently, with no chance for ever getting one anywhere in the US.

My third accident (the one which resulted in me being unable to socialize as it is too draining and results in seizures after as little as a 15 minute phone call or 30 minute face-to-face talk) was most likely caused by someone talking on a cell phone.  The Mythbusters tested this, and found that the simple act of holding a conversation on the phone while driving [I believe using a headset, so both hands remained free to remove that variable] resulted in more slowed/impaired judgment driving than being legally drunk (knocking over more traffic guide cones on a path set out and slower to stop).  I feel the same 'permanent loss of license' should apply to that too.  [Talking on the phone is a far more conscious decision than getting behind the wheel when one's judgment is impaired by alcohol or any other substance.  That doesn't excuse the latter, it just points up that the former is a conscious effort to be impaired driving.]

Alcohol and cars don't mix.  Phones and cars don't mix.  At times children and cars don't mix.  'Multitasking' of any kind and driving don't mix.  Everything from attending to the radio while changing stations, to eating, to putting makeup on - all of that while driving will result in decreased attention to the road and other drivers and slower reaction times - so they don't mix with driving either.  There are a number of things that impair driving at least as much as alcohol.  So I don't comprehend you singling out alcohol to be so vehement about (unless you also feel all the rest of these should result in summary execution).

This from someone whose life has been ruined by drivers who were impaired by one using alcohol, another person 'multitasking' (the believed cause of the second of my head injuries), and another likely talking on the phone.


But, again, this has nothing to do with my point, which was stated beautifully by ScottotD (far more succinctly than I would have been capable of):  [one would be expected to treat Nolte with] "...the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues."



[[And I have just proven to myself that I am not recovered from my 6 1/2 hour doctor visit yesterday, as - if I was not low-level seizing to begin with - I never would have entered this conversation in the first place.  The rather lengthy and convoluted sentences above (which I have neither the energy nor concentration capacity to tease apart) are a good sign of that.  The fact that I have spent as much time and mental energy on this when I do not have any mental energy to 'spare' is proof I still don't have that back under control, despite the extra medication.  So I will force myself to exit the site for the time being.  Possibly for a day or two.]]

[[EDIT: single grammatical fix]]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on November 07, 2014, 06:17:02 PM
 :speechless:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 08:04:03 PM
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

That's true.  I think what people do, such as seals myself, is compartmentalize the reality of the butt of the joke.  In Nick Nolte's case, I don't think about him personally, I think about Mike making jokes. 

All jokes are offensive to someone. I don't know, but I doubt Rifftrax is gleeful that Nick Nolte has psychological problems.  They probably compartmentalize the reality from the joke.  Just a guess. 

I don't know what you mean by "injure someone for punning." But, I do understand your empathy, and appreciate it.  It's just that *someone* is the butt of every joke, and *someone* is offended by every joke.

What I meant with the "injure someone for punning" is the inevitable implication of violence (sound effects of being hit, cut [I seem to recall a segment where limbs were removed*], whatever, followed by sounds of the punning riffer suffering) are pervasive throughout the RiffTrax output.  From the standpoint of the riffing: if the pun was found to be funny enough to put into the script, it should be considered no different than any other funny comment.

"*Someone* is the butt of every joke" simply isn't true.  From what I pay attention to in comedy, there is a far larger percentage of jokes that are completely independent of a person or group of people.  [Since it was recently discussed, for instance the majority of the riffs in QuipTracks' output do not rely on denigrating others.]

"*Someone* is offended by every joke" probably isn't true either, but is less clear than the 'butt of joke' statement.  They may not find them funny, but there are a substantial number of jokes that aren't offensive (though they may not be found amusing either).


*While limbs being removed with the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail was funny, the visuals and tone made all the difference: the far-greater-than-reality blood loss, the unchanged tone, and the comments e.g. " 'tis but a scratch" all made that generally outside where empathy would generally enter.  In the RiffTrax, the aftermath of suffering is present in the tone of voice of the person who punned.



It isn't funny to me... particularly with that image.

I don't find people who are in psychological pain and slowly killing themselves with the process by which they are trying to manage that pain funny.  [I don't find people in physical pain funny either, which is why I dislike the "injure someone for punning" shit running through RiffTrax also.]

Oh boo-hoo. Poor multimillionaire actor is unhappy. I can afford the best psychological help on the planet but I feel the need to take alcohol and GHB and drive while intoxicated.

We should treat him with more respect because he's a celebrity? Fuck him.

...or the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues.

If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you should be summarily executed on the spot.

That is two different things: suffering emotional pain and trying to kill it with alcohol, and driving while doing so.

My first accident (the one preventing me from finishing the final component needed to practice without a supervisor signing off on all my work) I am pretty sure was from a drunk driver.  [After she stripped her plates so I couldn't write the number down, she took off and was never caught.]  While I don't agree with execution, I do think driving under the influence should result in the loss of one's license permanently, with no chance for ever getting one anywhere in the US.

My third accident (the one which resulted in me being unable to socialize as it is too draining and results in seizures after as little as a 15 minute phone call or 30 minute face-to-face talk) was most likely caused by someone talking on a cell phone.  The Mythbusters tested this, and found that the simple act of holding a conversation on the phone while driving [I believe using a headset, so both hands remained free to remove that variable] resulted in more slowed/impaired judgment driving than being legally drunk (knocking over more traffic guide cones on a path set out and slower to stop).  I feel the same 'permanent loss of license' should apply to that too.  [Talking on the phone is a far more conscious decision than getting behind the wheel when one's judgment is impaired by alcohol or any other substance.  That doesn't excuse the latter, it just points up that the former is a conscious effort to be impaired driving.]

Alcohol and cars don't mix.  Phones and cars don't mix.  At times children and cars don't mix.  'Multitasking' of any kind and driving don't mix.  Everything from attending to the radio while changing stations, to eating, to putting makeup on - all of that while driving will result in decreased attention to the road and other drivers and slower reaction times - so they don't mix with driving either.  There are a number of things that impair driving at least as much as alcohol.  So I don't comprehend you singling out alcohol to be so vehement about (unless you also feel all the rest of these should result in summary execution).

This from someone whose life has been ruined by drivers who were impaired by one using alcohol, another person 'multitasking' (the believed cause of the second of my head injuries), and another likely talking on the phone.


But, again, this has nothing to do with my point, which was stated beautifully by ScottotD (far more succinctly than I would have been capable of):  [one would be expected to treat Nolte with] "...the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues."



[[And I have just proven to myself that I am not recovered from my 6 1/2 hour doctor visit yesterday, as - if I was not low-level seizing to begin with - I never would have entered this conversation in the first place.  The rather lengthy and convoluted sentences above (which I have neither the energy nor concentration capacity to tease apart) are a good sign of that.  The fact that I have spent as much time and mental energy on this when I do not have any mental energy to 'spare' is proof I still don't have that back under control, despite the extra medication.  So I will force myself to exit the site for the time being.  Possibly for a day or two.]]

[[EDIT: single grammatical fix]]

The post is pretty long, so I'll answer as best as I can.
When you are telling a joke about another person, that person is the butt of the joke.  If you are telling a joke about a tree, then no, it's not a case of someone being the butt of a joke. I assumed it would be understood that I meant telling jokes about people- in general, and literally, not just at rifftrax or on TV. I apologize for being unclear.

Guess what? I suffer from a physical handicap that  trashed my life. It didn't ruin it, but it put a mountain on my shoulders, courtesy of another person. During this time I developed a mental illness. A good old anxiety disorder and underlying depression.  My illness shines through here on the forum sometimes, such as seals mentioning I hate Disney and  don't find mainstream comedians funny.

When I mentioned those two things-I promise you, I got EXACTLY "the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues."

Perhaps we should all take a big, steamy gawk at the mirror.

Now, if you don't mind, I'm pretty pissed. I can't finish my post, either. So, I'm going to shove a banana in my ear and staple pimentos onto my feet and Listen to Miku, and know that in reality, it's all subjective, and I don't have to justify my tastes in music or comedy to anyone.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on November 07, 2014, 09:18:42 PM
If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you should be summarily executed on the spot.

Well that was a depressing thing for me to read. I got a DUI in my early twenties during the lowest point of my life, It's my single greatest regret in my life. Good people make bad choices, sometimes really bad choices that endanger others, it doesn't mean they are are bad people that deserve to die.   
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on November 07, 2014, 09:40:15 PM

My first Quiptracks is: Hell hath no fury... LIKE A COCOON! The Fury of the Cocoon, a brand new 30-minute QuipTracks VOD, is available now at QuipTracks.com!
Hope you enjoy it. And you should post a review in the iJust Finished Watching thread. It doesn't have to be as detailed as the ones I do if you don't want. Positive or negative, it helps other people decide what they want to try. Especially since Quiptracks doesn't do Sample videos.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Gandalf Lundgren on November 07, 2014, 10:00:07 PM
Booked my & wife's flights from Japan to Ireland for Christmas today. From December 13 to 28 (want to be back in Japan for new years).  ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Compound on November 07, 2014, 10:08:26 PM
Gee, now I feel kinda bad for coming in here to note that I found my car keys after I'd misplaced them.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on November 07, 2014, 10:18:13 PM
Booked my & wife's flights from Japan to Ireland for Christmas today. From December 13 to 28 (want to be back in Japan for new years).  ;D


Have fun!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 07, 2014, 10:34:48 PM
If you are caught driving while intoxicated, you should be summarily executed on the spot.

Well that was a depressing thing for me to read. I got a DUI in my early twenties during the lowest point of my life, It's my single greatest regret in my life. Good people make bad choices, sometimes really bad choices that endanger others, it doesn't mean they are are bad people that deserve to die.   

No good can come of this line of dialog. Especially in this thread. I'm just going to back off now because I like you d00hickey.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on November 10, 2014, 08:38:51 PM
Other than posting a picture or two, this is the first time I've come back to the boards since I wrote the long post here on the 7th.  [Today I slept 11 1/2 hours with one short period of 10 minutes awake to feed my cat and drink a protein shake to keep my blood sugar relatively even, before going right back to sleep.]

[[For this, I removed my post(s) leading to this response for space reasons, and so the discussion doesn't continue on what I wrote.  I wasn't doing well then.]]
Guess what? I suffer from a physical handicap that  trashed my life. It didn't ruin it, but it put a mountain on my shoulders, courtesy of another person. During this time I developed a mental illness. A good old anxiety disorder and underlying depression.  My illness shines through here on the forum sometimes, such as seals mentioning I hate Disney and  don't find mainstream comedians funny.

When I mentioned those two things-I promise you, I got EXACTLY "the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues."

Perhaps we should all take a big, steamy gawk at the mirror.

Now, if you don't mind, I'm pretty pissed. I can't finish my post, either. So, I'm going to shove a banana in my ear and staple pimentos onto my feet and Listen to Miku, and know that in reality, it's all subjective, and I don't have to justify my tastes in music or comedy to anyone.

That is quite true.  And I made the initial mistake of explaining mine here when I wasn't in condition where I could self-censor.  I didn't have to justify/explain my taste in comedy at all, much less as I did.

I'm not quite sure what you meant by, "When I mentioned those two things-I promise you, I got EXACTLY "the same respect you would treat any other human dealing with addiction, mental or emotional issues."  ...  Perhaps we should all take a big, steamy gawk at the mirror."  Since I was the one you were responding to for the above long post of mine, the combination of the 'same respect' followed by 'gawk in the mirror', did I say something to offend you when you mentioned what has happened to you, where you were suggesting I should look at my own actions?  I hope not.  If so, I am very sorry.

I am also sorry to hear about what you went through.  Obviously I can relate to parts of it, but - as I have found out - no-one at all can really understand what the kind of physical and emotional devastation that such things cause for anyone.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on November 11, 2014, 07:50:36 AM
I, for one, was unaware of Miku's issues and didn't associate them with his dislike of most comedy. Have you mentioned your issues on the forum before this?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Tripe on November 11, 2014, 04:53:24 PM
It's a lovely day when one of the worlds best Carmens (and Amnarises) contacts you from Australia to say she'll provide you a reference for a job in the Production dept of the your local opera theatre. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on November 12, 2014, 09:56:31 AM
Picked up a 2 year old push lawnmower for $60 (retails $180 dollars brand new at Lowes) this morning in great condition and starts up 1st pull :o
Now I'll be ready for next years grass cutting season 8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 17, 2014, 09:14:28 PM
WOOOOOOOO!!!! I got my laptop working again! I got it in my head to take a look at it tonight and see if I could fix it. The problems I'd been having with it were that it just wouldn't charge. I thought that the charging port's connection was broken, but upon inspection, it appears that it's just pushed in a little. I whittled the plug down a little bit, got it in there solidly, and it works! YES!!!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on November 18, 2014, 12:16:33 AM
Too easy. Not touchin' it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 18, 2014, 06:52:02 AM
Too easy. Not touchin' it.

Likewise.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Sideswipe on November 20, 2014, 09:54:10 PM
WOOOOOOOO!!!! I got my laptop working again! I got it in my head to take a look at it tonight and see if I could fix it. The problems I'd been having with it were that it just wouldn't charge. I thought that the charging port's connection was broken, but upon inspection, it appears that it's just pushed in a little. I whittled the plug down a little bit, got it in there solidly, and it works! YES!!!

Thats what she said.

Fuck it.  Ill go there.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on November 21, 2014, 11:34:45 AM
Went on my first ever date last night! Really hit it off with the guy! I'm socially active as shit lately! B)
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 22, 2014, 02:32:29 PM
Just made my first pan seared steak, and it was delicious!
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Post by: Miku Fan on November 24, 2014, 01:59:18 PM
Just made my first pan seared steak, and it was delicious!

pan seared? is that when you forget you have food on the stove and remember at the last possible moment? If so, I've had pan seared stake before, and mine was delicious, also.
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Post by: Bob on November 24, 2014, 02:56:46 PM
Received our annual rating at work and our pay raises and bonus amounts.

I think they over ranked me, so I was very happy.

Dog will get the good pig ears this Christmas
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Post by: BathTub on November 29, 2014, 10:20:14 AM
Yeah he's been trying to get it off the ground for a while.
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Post by: Darth Geek on November 29, 2014, 05:01:43 PM
Went to Best Buy on Black Friday and got a Galaxy 5 for 99 cents! Hot damn, even with my being eligable for a full upgrade it's normally $150.
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Post by: Lembach on December 01, 2014, 06:08:50 PM
Woot! Picked a good deal on a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2014 Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

OoOoo....evil green glowy goodness.
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Post by: RVR II on December 01, 2014, 07:22:35 PM
OoOoo....evil BORG green glowy goodness.
Fixed 8)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on December 02, 2014, 04:04:12 PM
Since I got a nice message asking for an update on the state of my family with the medical troubles the last couple of weeks:

My son is 100%. Bound to come down with some new sickness in the next couple of days since he has been at daycare all week, but he's good right now.

My wife is doing fine. The operation was routine and went well and is a little tender around the tummy area, but pretty much back to normal.

I am exhausted and looking forward to an actual weekend this weekend.
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Post by: RVR II on December 02, 2014, 04:12:32 PM
I 'Like' this 8)

That's good news!
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Post by: LucasM on December 02, 2014, 05:38:25 PM
Glad things are cruisin' back to normal for the three of you, EJG III!  Let's hope you all get some comfortable rest for a while.
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 02, 2014, 06:03:38 PM
Agreed.  Hope you get some good rest!
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Post by: Lembach on December 02, 2014, 08:56:57 PM
Since I got a nice message asking for an update on the state of my family with the medical troubles the last couple of weeks:

My son is 100%. Bound to come down with some new sickness in the next couple of days since he has been at daycare all week, but he's good right now.

My wife is doing fine. The operation was routine and went well and is a little tender around the tummy area, but pretty much back to normal.

I am exhausted and looking forward to an actual weekend this weekend.

(http://i.minus.com/i7dFo0tMqbxky.jpg)

(eat it, lack of forum likes)
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on December 10, 2014, 11:04:03 AM
 Accidentally ordered a new car GPS from a 3rd party seller on Amazon, I thought it said fulfilled by amazon but I should have known better when there was a shipping charge.  Didn't realize the mistake until the email saying it was going to take a week to ship.  It finally came and seems OK, hasn't been used or registered before so no problem updating the maps from  the Garmin website.  It was not NIB, must have been returned due to a tiny scratch in the corner of the screen that is only noticeable with the thing turned off.  So basically an open box unit that was $30 cheaper...
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Post by: Variety of Cells on December 11, 2014, 06:13:36 PM
Edward Norton is interested in producing and playing a part in a script that my wife co-wrote with a friend of hers. It's just a verbal agreement so far, but I'm still super fucking proud of her, even if nothing happens with it.
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Post by: RVR II on December 12, 2014, 04:41:44 PM
Just sold 2 pairs of Lacoste tennis shoes in our boutique in 2 hours! :highfive:
They like the ones with the velcro strap instead of laces and the 2nd customer wants 2 more pairs of Lacoste  tennis shoes in both white and black colors so Lembach, I may be checking your employer for these and Hope I don't get sent 2 different shoe sizes this time around :o
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 17, 2014, 12:11:35 PM
The repair shop called! My computer will be done this afternoon! :D I was right, it was the power supply. All together it's gonna be 150 bucks to replace the PSU and install two new side mounted fans. 50 for labour, 70 for the psu and 30 for the fans :D that's about how much I planned on it being, too! My day is made!
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 17, 2014, 02:38:12 PM
!!  Glad some things are working out for you   :clap:
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Post by: Lembach on December 17, 2014, 04:28:10 PM
Won a $20 gift certificate at work. We have this internal Twitter-type forum. They've been randomly awarding gift cards all December to keep moral up in this busy season.

Now, I've posted just once in the non-tech threads. This one being "What are you grateful for at this time of year?".

Everyone was putting the usual kiss-ass banal answers like "Working for such a great company!", "My children", "Family", etc.

I kid you not, I answered "I'm thankful that Prozac stops me going postal on these people."

Bam. $20. Gotta love it.  ;D
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 17, 2014, 09:59:56 PM
Won a $20 gift certificate at work. We have this internal Twitter-type forum. They've been randomly awarding gift cards all December to keep moral up in this busy season.

Now, I've posted just once in the non-tech threads. This one being "What are you grateful for at this time of year?".

Everyone was putting the usual kiss-ass banal answers like "Working for such a great company!", "My children", "Family", etc.

I kid you not, I answered "I'm thankful that Prozac stops me going postal on these people."

Bam. $20. Gotta love it.  ;D

 :highfive:  That's great!  Waaiit. What kind of mindset does the person have that gives the gift cards?  :speechless:
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Post by: Bob on December 20, 2014, 08:33:33 AM
As of yesterday, I am off work until January 5th.

WOOT, PARTY

Now next week I can FINALLY do those DVD covers I am behind on, see some films, cook some fancy food, etc.
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Post by: d00hickey on December 20, 2014, 03:29:11 PM
As of yesterday, I am off work until January 5th.

WOOT, PARTY

Now next week I can FINALLY do those DVD covers I am behind on, see some films, cook some fancy food, etc.

Except for the 23rd, I don't have any work booked at all, so I will be playing tons of video games and sleeping as much as humanly possible.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 21, 2014, 09:48:45 PM
I went bra shopping tonight because I've got enough breast on my chest to require it. I was so excited and nervous to get measured. But everything went well, and I got a couple of well priced bras.
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 21, 2014, 10:02:54 PM
I went bra shopping tonight because I've got enough breast on my chest to require it. I was so excited and nervous to get measured. But everything went well, and I got a couple of well priced bras.

Well, I uh, that is, well... oh, what the hell: whoo hoo!  :highfive:
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Post by: Lembach on December 22, 2014, 04:39:52 AM
So I went shopping for a banana hammock tonight.....
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 22, 2014, 04:57:25 AM
So I went shopping for a banana hammock tonight.....

Ah, that explains the new avatar.  Wooot! :highfive:
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Post by: RoninFox on December 22, 2014, 05:51:43 AM
Had a great weekend celebrating my wife's birthday.  Had a game night on Saturday with some friends and thanks to a game called Superfight we were introduced to such characters as Dragon Raptor-Corn.  See, in the game two people play at once while everyone else watches and acts as judges.  Each player draws three character cards and three attribute cards then picks one of each to create a fighter.  Then each player picks a random attribute from the deck without looking and adds it to their fighter.  Next, they argue over which of their fighters is better and would win in a fight, leading to the rest of the table to vote.

My friend Travis almost ruled the world thanks to his Dragon with the top half of a Velociraptor and a Unicorn Horn, but in the end Erica took everyone down with Darth Vader except there's 100 of him...I can't remember the other attribute, but honestly does it really matter, who's taking down 100 Darth Vaders?  I was doomed when I tried, the best I could make with my cards that last round was Willie Wonka with the bottom half of a Hippo riding a Segway.

Haven't laughed that much playing a game in a long time.
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Post by: LucasM on December 22, 2014, 01:10:27 PM
I went bra shopping tonight because I've got enough breast on my chest to require it. I was so excited and nervous to get measured. But everything went well, and I got a couple of well priced bras.

Congratulations!  After all this time it must be really nice - both encouraging, and a relief - to have your body finally reflect your psyche.
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Post by: k1 on December 22, 2014, 02:24:42 PM
Had a great weekend celebrating my wife's birthday.  Had a game night on Saturday with some friends and thanks to a game called Superfight we were introduced to such characters as Dragon Raptor-Corn.  See, in the game two people play at once while everyone else watches and acts as judges.  Each player draws three character cards and three attribute cards then picks one of each to create a fighter.  Then each player picks a random attribute from the deck without looking and adds it to their fighter.  Next, they argue over which of their fighters is better and would win in a fight, leading to the rest of the table to vote.

My friend Travis almost ruled the world thanks to his Dragon with the top half of a Velociraptor and a Unicorn Horn, but in the end Erica took everyone down with Darth Vader except there's 100 of him...I can't remember the other attribute, but honestly does it really matter, who's taking down 100 Darth Vaders?  I was doomed when I tried, the best I could make with my cards that last round was Willie Wonka with the bottom half of a Hippo riding a Segway.

Haven't laughed that much playing a game in a long time.

That sounds awesome!  Might have to pick that up after Christmas!

I picked up Bubble Talk for the family which is a game where you caption photos from your randomly selected cards.
http://technosourcehk.com/pr_bubbletalk.php

I'll probably post some of the ones we come up with when we play.
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Post by: LucasM on December 22, 2014, 02:36:37 PM
Had a great weekend celebrating my wife's birthday.  Had a game night on Saturday with some friends and thanks to a game called Superfight we were introduced to such characters as Dragon Raptor-Corn.  See, in the game two people play at once while everyone else watches and acts as judges.  Each player draws three character cards and three attribute cards then picks one of each to create a fighter.  Then each player picks a random attribute from the deck without looking and adds it to their fighter.  Next, they argue over which of their fighters is better and would win in a fight, leading to the rest of the table to vote.

My friend Travis almost ruled the world thanks to his Dragon with the top half of a Velociraptor and a Unicorn Horn, but in the end Erica took everyone down with Darth Vader except there's 100 of him...I can't remember the other attribute, but honestly does it really matter, who's taking down 100 Darth Vaders?  I was doomed when I tried, the best I could make with my cards that last round was Willie Wonka with the bottom half of a Hippo riding a Segway.

Haven't laughed that much playing a game in a long time.

That sounds awesome!  Might have to pick that up after Christmas!

I picked up Bubble Talk for the family which is a game where you caption photos from your randomly selected cards.
http://technosourcehk.com/pr_bubbletalk.php

I'll probably post some of the ones we come up with when we play.

RoninFox, Superfight sounds like fun.

k1, I just looked at Bubble Talk from the link.  It looks like a lot of fun and sounds vaguely familiar. (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=189.0) ;)  Considering that the rules have it 'the best caption from the player's hand', it might be something you'd want to do [or, if your phrasing is reflective, you've already planned on] and that is allowing the player to present their OWN caption instead of one in their hand, if they have an idea they feel is better than anything in their hand.  [It could likely be funnier that way, since you likely have 'natural riffers' amongst your friends.]

That may not work with the rest of the rules (especially if part of the play is to get rid of all of one's cards), but what the heck - it's a game, you can change the rules any way you damn well please! :)
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Post by: RVR II on December 22, 2014, 02:52:31 PM
As of yesterday, I am off work until January 5th.

WOOT, PARTY

Now next week I can FINALLY do those DVD covers I am behind on, see some films, cook some fancy food, etc.
I hope you can work in a new Total Riff Off cover in there as well 8)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 22, 2014, 08:08:48 PM
I went bra shopping tonight because I've got enough breast on my chest to require it. I was so excited and nervous to get measured. But everything went well, and I got a couple of well priced bras.

Congratulations!  After all this time it must be really nice - both encouraging, and a relief - to have your body finally reflect your psyche.
I've felt like happy crying all day. It's really fantastic. :D
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Post by: ScottotD on December 22, 2014, 10:31:29 PM
I went bra shopping tonight because I've got enough breast on my chest to require it. I was so excited and nervous to get measured. But everything went well, and I got a couple of well priced bras.

Congratulations!  After all this time it must be really nice - both encouraging, and a relief - to have your body finally reflect your psyche.
I've felt like happy crying all day. It's really fantastic. :D

 :highfive:
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 25, 2014, 07:46:38 AM
I forgot to post this two days ago. I paid off my car loan early. So I am now officially OUT OF DEBT! WOOOHOO! For the second time in my adult life!
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 25, 2014, 06:28:20 PM
Way to go!!   :highfive:
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Post by: BathTub on December 25, 2014, 10:12:27 PM
I forgot to post this two days ago. I paid off my car loan early. So I am now officially OUT OF DEBT! WOOOHOO! For the second time in my adult life!


Awesome, must feel fantastic. I am 6 months away from paying off my student loans, but unfortunately I still have one major loan to pay off after that. But I still look forward to that milestone.
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Post by: Quirk on December 27, 2014, 10:39:55 AM
I was accepted into a clinical trial for a new Cystic Fibrosis drug. I get dosed on Monday. I've been working really hard for this. To be eligible to start, you have to have been off antibiotics for two weeks. Lately, I haven't been able to go two weeks without a severe drop in lung function, but this time I was able to do it.

There is a chance I'll get placebo, but even if I do, after the trial they will give me the drug for free. It's supposed to correct one of the mutations that keep my lungs from working properly. Also I'm getting paid to do it.
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 27, 2014, 04:55:17 PM
I really hope this works for you and everyone that suffers!  Best of luck!  :highfive:
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Post by: LucasM on December 27, 2014, 06:48:10 PM
I was accepted into a clinical trial for a new Cystic Fibrosis drug. I get dosed on Monday. I've been working really hard for this. To be eligible to start, you have to have been off antibiotics for two weeks. Lately, I haven't been able to go two weeks without a severe drop in lung function, but this time I was able to do it.

There is a chance I'll get placebo, but even if I do, after the trial they will give me the drug for free. It's supposed to correct one of the mutations that keep my lungs from working properly. Also I'm getting paid to do it.

I hope it works for you, works well, and has minimal side-effects.
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Post by: Darth Geek on December 27, 2014, 07:26:24 PM
I was accepted into a clinical trial for a new Cystic Fibrosis drug. I get dosed on Monday. I've been working really hard for this. To be eligible to start, you have to have been off antibiotics for two weeks. Lately, I haven't been able to go two weeks without a severe drop in lung function, but this time I was able to do it.

There is a chance I'll get placebo, but even if I do, after the trial they will give me the drug for free. It's supposed to correct one of the mutations that keep my lungs from working properly. Also I'm getting paid to do it.
Congratulations on getting into the trial program. I hope it helps you.
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 27, 2014, 08:44:30 PM
The people here are pretty amazing.  I have slowly learned that many of the regulars face intense hardships and challenges.  I had no idea, when I got here.  I admire all of you!  :clap:
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 28, 2014, 06:21:27 AM
I was accepted into a clinical trial for a new Cystic Fibrosis drug. I get dosed on Monday. I've been working really hard for this. To be eligible to start, you have to have been off antibiotics for two weeks. Lately, I haven't been able to go two weeks without a severe drop in lung function, but this time I was able to do it.

There is a chance I'll get placebo, but even if I do, after the trial they will give me the drug for free. It's supposed to correct one of the mutations that keep my lungs from working properly. Also I'm getting paid to do it.

Congrats, Bog! Hope the drugs help! :D
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Post by: Lembach on December 28, 2014, 07:08:53 PM
Left the house today!

Went with family to try "Cinnebarre"; one of those extra comfy bar/theaters tonight for my B-day.

(http://i.minus.com/ibvdRLjOfYLcq4.jpg)

I am spoiled for regular theaters now. THIS is the way to see a movie.
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Post by: ScottotD on December 28, 2014, 07:14:48 PM
Left the house today!

Went with family to try "Cinnebarre"; one of those extra comfy bar/theaters tonight for my B-day.

(http://i.minus.com/ibvdRLjOfYLcq4.jpg)

I am spoiled for regular theaters now. THIS is the way to see a movie.

Sweeeeeeeet
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 29, 2014, 09:31:04 AM
Left the house today!

Went with family to try "Cinnebarre"; one of those extra comfy bar/theaters tonight for my B-day.

(http://i.minus.com/ibvdRLjOfYLcq4.jpg)

I am spoiled for regular theaters now. THIS is the way to see a movie.

Did it stop the movie from sucking?
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Post by: RoninFox on December 29, 2014, 10:23:35 AM
Left the house today!

Went with family to try "Cinnebarre"; one of those extra comfy bar/theaters tonight for my B-day.

(http://i.minus.com/ibvdRLjOfYLcq4.jpg)

I am spoiled for regular theaters now. THIS is the way to see a movie.

There was a Cinnebarre near us when we lived in Colorado that we went to pretty often.  We liked it, but that one looks a bit nicer.  We rarely go to a theater that doesn't have a full kitchen and convenient tables now, between Alamo Drafthouse and Studio Movie Grill.
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Post by: Lembach on December 29, 2014, 10:29:03 AM
Did it stop the movie from sucking?

We saw the movie "Unbroken". A tale of courage, bravery, and strength. It was actually very moving.

Took place in a little conflict you may have heard about:

THE CRIMEAN WAR.
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Post by: RoninFox on December 29, 2014, 10:30:04 AM
Did it stop the movie from sucking?

We saw the movie "Unbroken". A tale of courage, bravery, and strength. It was actually very moving.

Took place in a little conflict you may have heard about:

THE CRIMEAN WAR.

Boy, you stupid people need to learn your history right....

Who's been f***ing with my medicine...
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 29, 2014, 10:36:16 AM
Did it stop the movie from sucking?

We saw the movie "Unbroken". A tale of courage, bravery, and strength. It was actually very moving.

Took place in a little conflict you may have heard about:

THE CRIMEAN WAR.

Hmm, the picture on your post looked like some Pixar bullshit, which is what triggered my comment. 

"Half an inch! Half an inch!"  The Charge of the Ant Brigade
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Post by: Lembach on December 29, 2014, 10:49:26 AM
Pre-show animation.
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Post by: jonalame on December 29, 2014, 12:48:15 PM
Did it stop the movie from sucking?

We saw the movie "Unbroken". A tale of courage, bravery, and strength. It was actually very moving.

Took place in a little conflict you may have heard about:

THE CRIMEAN WAR.

Boy, you stupid people need to learn your history right....

Who's been f***ing with my medicine...

Who was the prota-gonist?
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Post by: Lembach on December 29, 2014, 01:31:24 PM
Did it stop the movie from sucking?

We saw the movie "Unbroken". A tale of courage, bravery, and strength. It was actually very moving.

Took place in a little conflict you may have heard about:

THE CRIMEAN WAR.

Boy, you stupid people need to learn your history right....

Who's been f***ing with my medicine...

Who was the prota-gonist?

(http://www.quickmeme.com/img/2a/2a898441afdbe2368c0b33702f367f4170298999e51d54cd20d904c8fab74d1c.jpg)
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Post by: ScottotD on December 29, 2014, 02:50:03 PM

Hmm, the picture on your post looked like some Pixar bullshit

Weird, I know those two words but in that combination they make no sense to me  :)
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Post by: Pak-Man on December 29, 2014, 06:03:52 PM
Pixar makes groundbreaking incredible animated movies and Cars 2.
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 29, 2014, 07:09:18 PM
 I forgot!  Happy birthday, Lembach!   :clap:
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Post by: Lembach on December 29, 2014, 07:19:50 PM
I forgot!  Happy birthday, Lembach!   :clap:

Harumph! About time!

(Thanks  ;) )
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Post by: LucasM on December 29, 2014, 09:37:37 PM
Happy Birthday, Lembach!  I presume you'll stick around for a while? ...there'll be cake....
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 29, 2014, 09:50:14 PM
I forgot!  Happy birthday, Lembach!   :clap:

Harumph! About time!

(Thanks  ;) )

I feel like a complete ass, riffing your post, yet not even mentioning your birthday.
I'm glad you are the forgiving type.  :D
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Post by: d00hickey on December 29, 2014, 09:51:16 PM
Happy birthday Lembach!
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/4/9/12/anigif_enhanced-buzz-16956-1365523693-0.gif)
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Post by: Miku Fan on December 29, 2014, 09:53:54 PM
I didn't just LOL at that, I busted out laughing!   :highfive:
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Post by: Lembach on December 29, 2014, 11:09:53 PM
(http://i.minus.com/iOBoxXvBeZfNw.png)
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on December 30, 2014, 07:07:30 AM
Happy birthday Lembach!
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr06/2013/4/9/12/anigif_enhanced-buzz-16956-1365523693-0.gif)

Favorited to send to my friends on their birthday.
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Post by: Variety of Cells on December 30, 2014, 06:48:23 PM
Got the keys to a new apartment!  I know it's usually not best to take the first thing you find, but the price was really good.  Well, good for New York City.  It's in Greenpoint, and we have our own private backyard!  That's pretty much unheard of for that area, and for the price we're paying.  The place is tiny compared to the rest of the country, but we're happy.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 06, 2015, 06:03:03 AM
I got a promotion at work.  It's exactly the same job as I was doing before, I just get paid a little more. 
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Post by: d00hickey on January 06, 2015, 08:24:23 AM
My Saitek X55 HOTAS is supposedly out for delivery today and I don't have any work scheduled today or tomorrow. Excessive video gaming here I come  :highfive:
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2015, 09:06:17 AM
I got a promotion at work.  It's exactly the same job as I was doing before, I just get paid a little more.
Congratulations.
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Post by: Lembach on January 06, 2015, 11:04:23 AM
My Saitek X55 HOTAS is supposedly out for delivery today and I don't have any work scheduled today or tomorrow. Excessive video gaming here I come  :highfive:

So what you're saying is that you'll be gripping your joystick and jerking it around all of today and tomorrow.  8)
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Post by: d00hickey on January 06, 2015, 11:37:42 AM
My Saitek X55 HOTAS is supposedly out for delivery today and I don't have any work scheduled today or tomorrow. Excessive video gaming here I come  :highfive:

So what you're saying is that you'll be gripping your joystick and jerking it around all of today and tomorrow.  8)

Precisely, possibly until I get callouses.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 06, 2015, 11:46:42 AM
Got a call last night about an at home job! Pretty sure I have a job starting soon! Yeiiiiiii!
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Post by: Darth Geek on January 06, 2015, 12:22:05 PM
Got a call last night about an at home job! Pretty sure I have a job starting soon! Yeiiiiiii!
Awesome.
So what will your porn name be?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 06, 2015, 05:22:39 PM
Got a call last night about an at home job! Pretty sure I have a job starting soon! Yeiiiiiii!
Awesome.
So what will your porn name be?
Haven't decided yet.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 06, 2015, 06:27:09 PM
Got a call last night about an at home job! Pretty sure I have a job starting soon! Yeiiiiiii!
Awesome.
So what will your porn name be?

I actually "guffawed". Well played, sir.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 10, 2015, 09:38:02 PM
I made it!  I now weigh what I did in HIGH SCHOOL (40 years ago)!  :)  This is an amazing feat I honestly did not think was possible.  And it is a weight I’d hoped to make it to before my birthday.  So: success!

Prior to the last ~8 months, the lowest I’ve been since the first accident (now [East coast] three days shy of 20 years ago) has been 210 lb, with a high of 247 thanks to Depakote right after the third accident (put on 30 lb in about 3-4 months on that).  The last 4-5 years my weight has been in the ~215 lb range (+/- ~3 lb).  For much of the last 3-4 months I've been dropping about a pound and a half a week (with it slowing the last 2-3 weeks).  Now? 187 lb.  All of what I've dropped has been from nominal exercise (5 mins/day walking briskly on the treadmill while doing arm exercises with light weights), but most of it from simply gradual - but permanent - changes in what and how I eat (i.e. no 'diet' per se; nothing to fall back to old eating habits from, since all the new habits have been integrated over time into the way I think about eating).

Actually, when I was in the best shape of my life – far more muscle mass – I weighed 197 [at 6' tall], with part of the 'original' high school-187 having disappeared and replaced with more muscle, and the additional 10 lb muscle-only... and with my BMI actually at the ‘slightly less fat than the ideal range of body fat’ level (so it would have been unhealthy if I’d been 187 then).  But with my body in the shape I’m in right now (which is, actually, better than the shape I was in in high school), I’m doing great (weight-wise)!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 10, 2015, 09:43:11 PM
That's amazing, Lucas!  :highfive:  You've achieved what I am aiming for! :clap:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Quantum Vagina on January 10, 2015, 10:21:20 PM
I made it!  I now weigh what I did in HIGH SCHOOL (40 years ago)!  :)  This is an amazing feat I honestly did not think was possible.  And it is a weight I’d hoped to make it to before my birthday.  So: success!

Prior to the last ~8 months, the lowest I’ve been since the first accident (now [East coast] three days shy of 20 years ago) has been 210 lb, with a high of 247 thanks to Depakote right after the third accident (put on 30 lb in about 3-4 months on that).  The last 4-5 years my weight has been in the ~215 lb range (+/- ~3 lb).  For much of the last 3-4 months I've been dropping about a pound and a half a week (with it slowing the last 2-3 weeks).  Now? 187 lb.  All of what I've dropped has been from nominal exercise (5 mins/day walking briskly on the treadmill while doing arm exercises with light weights), but most of it from simply gradual - but permanent - changes in what and how I eat (i.e. no 'diet' per se; nothing to fall back to old eating habits from, since all the new habits have been integrated over time into the way I think about eating).

Actually, when I was in the best shape of my life – far more muscle mass – I weighed 197 [at 6' tall], with part of the 'original' high school-187 having disappeared and replaced with more muscle, and the additional 10 lb muscle-only... and with my BMI actually at the ‘slightly less fat than the ideal range of body fat’ level (so it would have been unhealthy if I’d been 187 then).  But with my body in the shape I’m in right now (which is, actually, better than the shape I was in in high school), I’m doing great (weight-wise)!

I've actually recently got down to the weight I was in high school, too :D Way to go, Lucas! Massive achievement!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 11, 2015, 01:41:08 PM
Thanks, MikuFan, QV, and Im!  :)

Im, I didn't pay any attention to calories in (or out).  With my pre-med undergrad degree (bio major/chem minor) and what I further learned about the way the body works from the neuropsych and biopsych study, I agree with the quote from the nutritionist JJ Virgin (who belongs to Mensa, so has an IQ of at least 140 she is applying to comprehending nutritional information).  She says, "Your body is a chemistry lab, not a bank account."  Because it was obvious to me, from the biology background, that for instance, 100 calories of ice cream behaves VERY differently in the body than 100 calories of asparagus or 100 calories of lean grass-fed beef.

The main things I attribute my weight loss are simple ideas, though they were VERY difficult to adopt.
  SPOILERED FOR LENGTHY/DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF WHAT I DID TO ACHIEVE THAT
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

And, basically, that's it.  And the weight FELL off.  There was never any EFFORT to specifically 'lose weight'.  The effort was to 'eat healthier' and to 'get muscles (including the heart) into better tone'.  But in doing those things - for only about 6-8 months - I dropped over 27 lb, the last (therefore hardest) pounds to get down to basically my ideal weight given my height and larger-than-average body frame.


PLEASE: I fried my brain with writing this, so I don't want to get into a debate on 'dieting' and what is 'best' or not.  This is what worked for me, and it proved itself to me, for me.  And it involved changes in lifestyle and health that I can maintain, so I'm not interested in exploring very different alternatives (though I keep trying to learn about healthy living).  [e.g. my cholesterol at my Nov annual physical was down to 160 from right around 250 the previous year (and virtually every year before that, for the 29 years I've seen this doctor) - my Internist was stunned and impressed.]  It is what worked for me (and, from what I read before adopting each, apparently a LOT of other people), and it is something I can manage with my limited mental resources, so I'm fine with it 'as is'.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 12, 2015, 09:19:01 PM
I'm late to the party, but congrats Lucas.  That's great news.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: ScottotD on January 12, 2015, 09:56:30 PM
Congrats Lucas and congrats x 2 to QV!   :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 13, 2015, 07:42:48 PM
Thanks JUnusual and ScottotD. :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 14, 2015, 06:28:10 AM
I don't want to get into a debate on 'dieting' and what is 'best' or not.  This is what worked for me, and it proved itself to me, for me. 


Hey, this isn't the MyFitnessPal forums. Those people can be downright EVIL when one posts about a diet/lifestyle choice that differs from theirs. Sheesh.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 14, 2015, 10:34:51 AM
Yea, you have mentioned that...often.


But sometimes nothing happens on this forum for hours and I get bored. So I cheat on this forum with another forum. And it's hilarious to see the flame wars that erupt in that place.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 14, 2015, 10:37:49 AM
Why are you putting so many things in "quotes." I have no idea what you are trying to communicate.


"social"
"friend"
"hilarious"

Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 14, 2015, 11:04:45 AM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/napalmo/Sundries/7e5428ff-9dec-4589-9adf-841fae337c75.jpg?t=1421175851)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 14, 2015, 11:36:07 AM
Won an auction for The Flash #139! First appearance of the Reverse-Flash.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/napalmo/7587e61b-4d20-4d88-b5a7-28fb6a180163.jpg?t=1421177702)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on January 14, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
Won an auction for The Flash #139! First appearance of the Reverse-Flash.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a287/napalmo/7587e61b-4d20-4d88-b5a7-28fb6a180163.jpg?t=1421177702)

If he were the opposite of Flash, wouldn't he either run slowly or run backwards?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 14, 2015, 12:26:39 PM
Won an auction for The Flash #139! First appearance of the Reverse-Flash.

If he were the opposite of Flash, wouldn't he either run slowly or run backwards?

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/11800056/164128/164128_original.jpg)

Yeah, old joke.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on January 14, 2015, 12:28:08 PM
Won an auction for The Flash #139! First appearance of the Reverse-Flash.

If he were the opposite of Flash, wouldn't he either run slowly or run backwards?

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/11800056/164128/164128_original.jpg)

Yeah, old joke.

Ha!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on January 14, 2015, 12:28:24 PM
Won an auction for The Flash #139! First appearance of the Reverse-Flash.

If he were the opposite of Flash, wouldn't he either run slowly or run backwards?

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/11800056/164128/164128_original.jpg)

Yeah, old joke.
Isn't that essentially Granny Goodness?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2015, 01:49:57 PM
While wrapping up home inspections today the house next door to my last appointment was upgrading their entertainment system.  They brought out a couple TVs & DVD players and left them on the curb.  Grabbed a 32 inch flat panel tv & a 5 disc Sony dvd player (with HDMI out).  Unfortunately someone cut me off on my way home and I had to slam on the brakes.  The TV took a nasty bump in the trunk of my car & doesn't work perfectly.  Powers on, then when it tries to connect to the HDMI it says "Please Wait" then black screen.  I haven't tried the other inputs yet, but I suspect it'll be similar results.

But still, free 5 disc changer for the living room is nice.  Didn't have one out there before since I had our WDTV Hub & AppleTV on it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 14, 2015, 02:46:30 PM
While wrapping up home inspections today the house next door to my last appointment was upgrading their entertainment system.  They brought out a couple TVs & DVD players and left them on the curb.  Grabbed a 32 inch flat panel tv & a 5 disc Sony dvd player (with HDMI out).  Unfortunately someone cut me off on my way home and I had to slam on the brakes.  The TV took a nasty bump in the trunk of my car & doesn't work perfectly.  Powers on, then when it tries to connect to the HDMI it says "Please Wait" then black screen.  I haven't tried the other inputs yet, but I suspect it'll be similar results.

But still, free 5 disc changer for the living room is nice.  Didn't have one out there before since I had our WDTV Hub & AppleTV on it.
If any of the other HDMI ports work then SCORES!! but if they are out, you might just have to replace the circuit board and it should be good to go :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2015, 04:11:58 PM
Replacing something like that is probably beyond my level of expertise. I'm no good at that sort of thing. Plus I'm not wanting to drop any extra cash on what's basically an extra TV that I probably would have in the garage.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 14, 2015, 04:55:25 PM
Replacing something like that is probably beyond my level of expertise. I'm no good at that sort of thing. Plus I'm not wanting to drop any extra cash on what's basically an extra TV that I probably would have in the garage.

What a neo-luddite! Who doesn't know how to change the circuit board for an HDMI input? I mean ptthhtht! Geez!  8)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 15, 2015, 03:36:19 AM
Why are you putting so many things in "quotes." I have no idea what you are trying to communicate.


"social"
"friend"
"hilarious"

"Really"?

"Fixed".
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 15, 2015, 05:42:48 AM
Why are you putting so many things in "quotes." I have no idea what you are trying to communicate.


"social"
"friend"
"hilarious"

Really?


Really. I have my theories, but I don't really know what you mean.


Why are you putting so many things in "quotes." I have no idea what you are trying to communicate.


"social"
"friend"
"hilarious"

"Really"?

"Fixed".

LIKE
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on January 15, 2015, 06:10:11 AM
Why are you putting so many things in "quotes." I have no idea what you are trying to communicate.


"social"
"friend"
"hilarious"

"Really"?

"Fixed".

"LIKE"
;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 15, 2015, 06:38:28 AM
Oh you!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on January 15, 2015, 01:28:25 PM
It meant that I didn't find anything I put in quotes to be actually what the word meant. I don't find social networking "social," they're not your "friends," and I didn't find that post "hilarious."

So basically you just acting like a douche because I do and enjoy something you personally don't like.


That is what I was thinking. I was just hoping I was wrong.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Pak-Man on January 15, 2015, 02:15:30 PM
This conversation is "enhancing" everyone's experience at these forums and is "totally on-topic" for this thread.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 15, 2015, 02:20:39 PM
Like
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on January 15, 2015, 02:48:41 PM
"WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!"
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 15, 2015, 04:23:19 PM
This conversation is "enhancing" everyone's experience at these forums and is "totally on-topic" for this thread.

Pak-Man is "right".
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 15, 2015, 04:24:50 PM
This thread is "locked"
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 15, 2015, 04:25:34 PM
 :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: jonalame on January 15, 2015, 04:32:07 PM
A certain War song comes to mind that has a lot of relevant social commentary we could heed right about now. Low Rider.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on January 15, 2015, 04:59:32 PM
A certain War song comes to mind that has a lot of relevant social commentary we could heed right about now. Low Rider.

Quote
All my friends know the Low Rider
The Low Ri-der is a little higher
Low Ri-der drives a little slower
Low Ri-der is a real go'er
Hey
Low Ri-der knows every street yeah
Low Ri-der is the one to meet yeah
Low Ri-der don't use no gas now
Low Ri-der don't drive too fast
Take a little trip
Take a little trip
Take a little trip and see
Take a little trip
Take a little trip

I'm not seeing it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 15, 2015, 05:56:34 PM
Welcome to the You're Not Alone club!   :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: ScottotD on January 15, 2015, 09:37:12 PM
It meant that I didn't find anything I put in quotes to be actually what the word meant. I don't find social networking "social," they're not your "friends," and I didn't find that post "hilarious."

So basically you just acting like a douche because I do and enjoy something you personally don't like.


That is what I was thinking. I was just hoping I was wrong.

I found the ignore option solves this "problem"  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 18, 2015, 05:27:53 PM
I weighed myself today which is my weekly routine, but also because I felt lighter than before, and I weighed 185.2.  This means in the last less-than-a-year I've lost 30 lb.

1.5 lb was what I was losing each week at my peak weight loss.  But this is ~2.5 lb less than when I wrote about the high school weight just about a week ago.  The 187.6 was where I thought I’d reached a plateau in losing (since for two or three weeks my weight had been consistent at about 188._ before that '187.6' measurement).

And now I weigh noticeably less.  This is likely what I weighed last in fourth or fifth grade (because I weighed the same from 6th grade through high school)!  But this is all healthy weight now: not sugar, starches, and saturated fats.  Now it is high quality vegetable and animal protein (more of the former than the latter), very little sugar, and very few high-glycemic-load carbs (not even high glycemic load fruits).  And I'm comfortable with what I'm eating (and not eating).  So it is sustainable. :)

Just astonishing to realize I was maybe ten or eleven years old when I last weighed this little (~46 or 47 years ago)!

Wow.   :o

[I've only got one pair of pants that stays on by itself now - a pair I couldn't wear for roughly two decades.  Most of my pants will slide past my hips if I don't wear a belt now.  I suspect I need to buy some new ones sometime. :)]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 19, 2015, 07:52:02 AM
Lucas,
     You may not know it, but you are a inspiration for me.  I have multiple injuries that severely impacted my life.  Sometimes, I feel helpless as I gain weight, get diabetes (type 2) and other problems from not exercising and eating properly.  When I read your stories, I see some things I CAN do, that would help my health and overall feeling of wellness.  That goes for you, too Imrahil!

Thank you both!  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 19, 2015, 11:32:08 AM
You are welcome. :)  I'm glad that my sharing something here can help you (or anyone else).


An addition for general consumption (by anyone interested in my 'how I lost the weight'):
There is one other thing I realized I left out of my initial post on losing the weight (here (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=28215.msg886674#msg886674)) that I think was of great importance to my ability to lose the weight.  And that is that I started taking good quality probiotics (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probiotics).  Bad intestinal bacteria can get out of hand from a number of common things: a round of antibiotics (even years ago) can set up conditions for the bad ones to outnumber the good; eating a high-sugar diet (which, basically, anyone who eats any pre-made/prepackaged or fast food is doing); even - apparently - the chlorine added to municipal drinking water (to kill pathogens that would otherwise end up coming out of your tap) can reduce the numbers of the good bacteria.  And with the good ones gone, the body can't absorb nutrients from foods (because there are not enough good bacteria to break it down into absorbable size), so even people who are overweight can be malnourished.  Beyond that, if the body isn't getting what it needs from the foods that are being eaten, the brain signals that it is still hungry, regardless of what/how much has been eaten, so people eat more.

There were a number of reasons why I started to realize that good quality (generally, more expensive) ones were worth the investment.  One of them was that various people I trusted about nutrition were talking about their good qualities (and JJ Virgin, the Mensa-nutritionist whose protein shakes I get actually adds some of them to her shake mixes (http://sugarimpactdiet.com/b2g1-shakes/) [through the 22nd she's having a 'buy 2, get 1+postage free' sale = $88 off of 3 months worth!]).  And then, when I was trying to get off of sugar, the importance was reinforced from reading an article linked to from the website BrainMD Report (http://www.brainmdreport.com/) which was a resource I'd found just when I was interested in finding still more head injury resources.  There was an article there that described how the gut bacteria - through chemical messengers they dump into the bloodstream - 'ask for' or 'demand' certain foods [that article is here (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140815192240.htm)].  When the bad ones have overgrown the gut, they demand sugar.  Replacing them with more of the 'good' bacteria our guts should have, reduces cravings for sugar (and starches which convert to sugar quickly).

The probiotics I'd most recommend are these: Live Probiotics (http://store.draxe.com/products/probiotics).  I'd initially tried a cheaper one, but noticed minimal difference from taking it.  Then my biology background kicked in, and I realized that even though the bacteria in our gut were 'safe' there, most couldn't survive the highly acidic environment in the stomach.  So, when swallowed, most cheaper ones are killed before they can even get out of the stomach (which also means the money I spent on the cheaper ones was basically thrown away).  The ones I linked to are in the 'Contact'-like "tiny time capsules" so they don't release until they are safely in the gut (but that encapsulation also makes them pricier than average ones that one might get at a drug store or even most health food stores).  The other important thing about the one I linked to is that there are both food-based and soil-based probiotics in the mix.  The mix of which bacteria is important, because different ones can break down different foods (or extract different vitamins from the foods).

The final kicker that got me to understand the importance of a good probiotic was an MD that wrote an article I read [can't find the reference] who said that if he were given the choice of which was more important - taking a multivitamin a day, or taking a good quality probiotic - he'd choose the probiotic.  And it makes sense: if your body can't break down what you eat into absorbable bits, then a multivitamin is not going to provide you with remotely enough to function on.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: lassieface on January 24, 2015, 04:38:43 PM
It only took two years, but I have a full time job now. That's nice.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on January 24, 2015, 04:57:56 PM
It only took two years, but I have a full time job now. That's nice.
Congratulations, Lassieface!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on January 25, 2015, 11:28:12 PM
See.  We need the like button to say YAY Lassie!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on January 26, 2015, 03:23:06 AM
Congrats, lassieface!
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Post by: lassieface on January 26, 2015, 03:34:48 PM
Thank you all! It's in Nashville, so hopefully I'll be able to see Rifftrax Live live sometime. Sidenote: they do not make it easy to move from one state to another.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: jonalame on January 26, 2015, 04:34:46 PM
Good on you, lassieface!

Lucas, you are an inspiration and you put my problems in perspective. Your force of will is impressive and you have in part helped me feel determined to do something about my own issues.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on January 26, 2015, 10:24:37 PM
Yeah,  Lucas is a special person! 

Congratulations, Lassieface!  I hope you like Nashville. I certainly did.  And yep, you'll be able to watch Rifftrax live...live!  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: jonalame on February 03, 2015, 12:04:57 AM
I got to see Game of Thrones in IMAX with some friends tonight in an otherwise empty theater. It was the first time a few of them were seeing the final two episodes of last season. Their excitement was contagious.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 04, 2015, 12:58:20 PM
I may be late to the party, but MusiXmatch is the coolest freaking app ever.  It shows the lyrics while the song is playing.  It's also well laid out, and even has Shazam ability.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on February 10, 2015, 10:29:47 AM
I may be late to the party, but MusiXmatch is the coolest freaking app ever.  It shows the lyrics while the song is playing.  It's also well laid out, and even has Shazam ability.

I downloaded it to my Kindle upon your endorsement here and it's become my favorite music app.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 10, 2015, 10:38:52 AM
^
:)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on February 10, 2015, 12:25:13 PM
My Echo arrived today!

"Alexa, you sexy computer bitch, talk dirty to me."
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 13, 2015, 10:48:20 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 13, 2015, 10:52:27 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 13, 2015, 11:15:24 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on February 13, 2015, 11:20:29 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.

Oh man, I am so jelly! I would love to go to India!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 13, 2015, 11:28:35 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.
Cool! India still seems American friendly but I wouldn't venture towards Pakistan  :scared:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 13, 2015, 11:31:18 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.

Oh man, I am so jelly! I would love to go to India!

I've been trying to get there since 2009.  I asked my boss to be put on a project that might send me to India.  It never worked out after working on it for 5 years (it was a crappy project too).

At the end of last year I was put on a different project, and less than 4 month later I will likely be going to India for it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 13, 2015, 11:38:05 AM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.

Oh man, I am so jelly! I would love to go to India!

I've been trying to get there since 2009.  I asked my boss to be put on a project that might send me to India.  It never worked out after working on it for 5 years (it was a crappy project too).

At the end of last year I was put on a different project, and less than 4 month later I will likely be going to India for it.
Nice!
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Kete on February 13, 2015, 12:07:52 PM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.

Oh man, I am so jelly! I would love to go to India!

I've been trying to get there since 2009.  I asked my boss to be put on a project that might send me to India.  It never worked out after working on it for 5 years (it was a crappy project too).

At the end of last year I was put on a different project, and less than 4 month later I will likely be going to India for it.
Nice!
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:

No call center. They are engineers. We are collaborating on designing medical equipment.
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Post by: RVR II on February 13, 2015, 12:25:12 PM
I just turned in my paper work for a visa to India!
for work or tourism? :o

Both, hopefully.

Oh man, I am so jelly! I would love to go to India!

I've been trying to get there since 2009.  I asked my boss to be put on a project that might send me to India.  It never worked out after working on it for 5 years (it was a crappy project too).

At the end of last year I was put on a different project, and less than 4 month later I will likely be going to India for it.
Nice!
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:

No call center. They are engineers. We are collaborating on designing medical equipment.
Interesting! Then I support this project ;D
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Post by: jonalame on February 14, 2015, 11:23:43 AM
Hi, I'm jonalame, you might remember me from such threads as "No, YOU listen to my opinions on Star Wars!" and "I also liked that show." I'm having a particularly good day. That is all.
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Post by: k1 on February 14, 2015, 03:42:19 PM
That made me chuckle.  :)  I miss the like button.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on February 17, 2015, 05:51:16 PM
I managed to pick up a boyfriend who lives in the Netherlands. On the 7th, it was my Birthday and he sent me a package. It arrived today. It had licorice, Stroop Wafels, a card, and his house t-shirt. They only get tshirts like once every 6-7 years, so him sending it to me is so sweet and personal. Seriously hyped about this. It may not be much, but it's all really cute and sweet. We have a tentative agreement that within a year, we're going to try and meet up in Iceland, since it's kinda the midway point. :3

Now I just need to figure out what to send him for HIS birthday in April...  :P
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Post by: RandyMistie on February 17, 2015, 06:12:48 PM
Well, I know you won't be able to read this QV, because you hate me. But I don't hate you, and I wish you all the luck in the world!

I went to Reykjavik (sp?) once, for an EVE: Online Convention... it was beautiful! 99% literacy but 80% of the population believes in faeries...  at least then. I don't know the stats nowadays.

But... I got along really well with the local pagans! And, the death metal cults!

I wish you gods' speed, Buona Dia!
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 17, 2015, 06:14:38 PM
Well it's the last month of my 3-year contract with my current employer, and they finally decided to hire me on as a regular employee. There's a pay cut there, but I get to keep my job indefinitely! Woo!
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Post by: LucasM on February 17, 2015, 06:21:09 PM
Congrats, Pak!  It must be nice not having the 'upcoming dismissal' over your head like it's been contract to contract.  Any bennies to make the pay cut a bit less painful?  [Or dexies, or mary jane...?  But seriously: do you get benefits you didn't when you were under the 3-year contract?]
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Post by: RandyMistie on February 17, 2015, 06:24:48 PM
Hey, PAK! That's good news, indeed!
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Post by: Pak-Man on February 17, 2015, 07:21:08 PM
Congrats, Pak!  It must be nice not having the 'upcoming dismissal' over your head like it's been contract to contract.  Any bennies to make the pay cut a bit less painful?  [Or dexies, or mary jane...?  But seriously: do you get benefits you didn't when you were under the 3-year contract?]

The health care is way cheaper, and I get a bundle of 50 hours a year to use for personal days at my manager's discretion. So if I need to stay home and take care of the tyke, or a similar emergency arises, it won't use my vacation time, which is pretty neat.
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Post by: RandyMistie on February 17, 2015, 07:38:36 PM
Yeah, I'd say that is worth a slight cut in pay.... benefits are always preferable, I think.

How is Tyrant? and the rest of the family?
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Post by: LucasM on February 17, 2015, 07:47:06 PM
Drop in health care costs is a biggie, and having over a week's worth of hours for personal use [with far less possibility of having it questioned than if under contract and asking for that much time off]?  That's pretty good stuff there.  Hopefully the two - and the job continuing 'indefinitely' - balance pretty well against the lost dollars.
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Post by: ScottotD on February 18, 2015, 10:49:09 PM
HAPPY THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW ALIEN MOVIE DAY!  :highfive:
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Post by: Lembach on February 18, 2015, 11:41:30 PM
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:

Seriously. Amazon better never send me there.

Quote
*WORLD HEADLINE NEWS!*

"Fat American steps off jet in India. Proceeds to punch everyone in face!"
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Post by: RVR II on February 19, 2015, 05:17:35 AM
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:

Seriously. Amazon better never send me there.

Quote
*WORLD HEADLINE NEWS!*

"Fat American steps off jet in India. Proceeds to punch everyone in face After telling Them how it's gonna be!"
Fixed ;D
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Post by: ScottotD on February 19, 2015, 08:35:11 AM
NEW BLUR ALBUM! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Post by: Lembach on February 19, 2015, 02:25:53 PM
I hope it's not a call center.. I deal with enough reps from India already :speechless:

Seriously. Amazon better never send me there.

Quote
*WORLD HEADLINE NEWS!*

"Fat American steps off jet in India. Proceeds to punch everyone in face After telling Them how it's gonna be!"
Fixed ;D

 :highfive:
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Post by: LucasM on February 21, 2015, 03:05:21 PM
I have a LitterMaid litterbox (scoops itself after each use, essential for me, given that with the head injuries I'd forget to sift the litter regularly, so it might build up for a week - not healthy for me OR my cat).  Problem is, recently the new litter I'm using (Blue Diamond's new litter made from walnut shells), which is the first non-clay/non-perfumed litter I've been able to get that could clump well enough to actually be used with the automatic function, has a tendency to get moldy over the course of 3-4 days in the reservoir it is dumped into.  The mold growth there (and the spores released into the surrounding area, like the box itself) is what I think has been causing a rash on my arm while rubbing my cat's belly, as the spores would get into his fur when he'd scratch at the litter.  [Not only is most mold unhealthy for people, but I've been allergic to it my entire life, so have an extreme response to it.]

And I just happened to remember a day or two ago about the sealable diaper pails.  So I looked at different ones and decided to get an "Ubbi Diaper Pail" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082AUYTC) which I'm hoping - since it seals well enough to hold in used diaper smell - will seal well enough to hold in mold spores.  I ordered it from Amazon (of course) and it will be here by mid-week next week.  Then I just need to get in the habit of dumping the reservoir's contents into it once a day and hopefully the mold issue will be over.  [For me, dumping the reservoir container should be much less mentally taxing than sifting through the entire box of litter each day, so hopefully do-able.  With the alternative having to stop using the auto-scoop feature of the litter box, I think I'll manage.]

Just glad that I remembered those 'sealing' diaper pails existed.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on February 21, 2015, 04:52:15 PM
I have a LitterMaid litterbox (scoops itself after each use, essential for me, given that with the head injuries I'd forget to sift the litter regularly, so it might build up for a week - not healthy for me OR my cat).  Problem is, recently the new litter I'm using (Blue Diamond's new litter made from walnut shells), which is the first non-clay/non-perfumed litter I've been able to get that could clump well enough to actually be used with the automatic function, has a tendency to get moldy over the course of 3-4 days in the reservoir it is dumped into.  The mold growth there (and the spores released into the surrounding area, like the box itself) is what I think has been causing a rash on my arm while rubbing my cat's belly, as the spores would get into his fur when he'd scratch at the litter.  [Not only is most mold unhealthy for people, but I've been allergic to it my entire life, so have an extreme response to it.]

And I just happened to remember a day or two ago about the sealable diaper pails.  So I looked at different ones and decided to get an "Ubbi Diaper Pail" (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082AUYTC) which I'm hoping - since it seals well enough to hold in used diaper smell - will seal well enough to hold in mold spores.  I ordered it from Amazon (of course) and it will be here by mid-week next week.  Then I just need to get in the habit of dumping the reservoir's contents into it once a day and hopefully the mold issue will be over.  [For me, dumping the reservoir container should be much less mentally taxing than sifting through the entire box of litter each day, so hopefully do-able.  With the alternative having to stop using the auto-scoop feature of the litter box, I think I'll manage.]

Just glad that I remembered those 'sealing' diaper pails existed.

I use this amazing little doohicky:

http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Simply-Clean-Continuous-Clean-Litter/dp/B000GF0X38 (http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Simply-Clean-Continuous-Clean-Litter/dp/B000GF0X38)

Now the negative comments mostly focus on the motor burning out. A little research revealed that the motor runs continuously at about the rotational speed of a clock. Slow so as not to freak out the cat or make noise, but still getting the clumps to the reservoir before they can cement to the bottom.

But it is constantly running. 24/7. Cats don't use the litterbox that frequently to justify such constant wear and tear on the motor. So I picked up one of these:

http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-TN311-Heavy-Grounded-Timer/dp/B005MMSTNG (http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-TN311-Heavy-Grounded-Timer/dp/B005MMSTNG)

With this, mine activates three times a day for about an hour per. This is more than adequate to do the job. All I have to do is add litter once in a while and take out the plastic bag o' poo twice a week.

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Post by: LucasM on February 21, 2015, 06:05:23 PM
That one looks pretty good.  Sort-of like the LitterMaid (http://www.amazon.com/Littermaid-LM980-Mega-Self-Cleaning-Litter/dp/B004HGXVOK).  But from the looks of it, the LitterMaid has a lot more 'breathing room' for my cat to get in (my cat, who is my Avatar [a 'Urine-bender' ;D] needs all the room he can get because he's a HUGE-boned cat, roughly a foot tall at the shoulder, and weighing ~15 lb).  The LitterMaid has an electric eye sensor, and about 10 minutes after something blocks the sensor, it scoops.  That way, it is active only once it has been used, plus it clears it quickly so it doesn't cement to the 'user' part of the box, just like your modified version.


EDIT: After looking at the pages for both our boxes, and reading your description, I decided to add a new 'twist' to what I'll do.  I'll use basically a small garbage bag inside the LitterMaid receptacle (the one they consider 'disposable', but is both of too sturdy a plastic, and too costly to toss a couple times a week).  That way, if any mold DOES start in the receptacle itself, it will be inside the liner for it that I'm tying off and tossing in the diaper pail!  It had not occurred to me before to put a liner in the piece that the LitterMaid company describes as disposable, but is the place where the problem starts.  I hate being so 'environmentally unfriendly' as to use that much additional plastic, but I see few good - effective - options otherwise.

So, thank you VERY much, Lembach!  From your comments it led to an idea that will allow me to put another layer of protection reducing potential exposure to the mold that will, invariably, grow on the stuff, by regularly eliminating the surface that mold has grown on! :highfive:


FURTHER EDIT:  And, with some (delayed) thought, it now seems clear I don't need basically a fancy trash can to load the stuff into, so I canceled the tightly-sealing diaper pail.  A simple small trash can with a lid on it can hold the small bags til there's enough to warrant a trip out to the garage.  With each 1/2-week's used litter tied closed in its own bag, inside the usual ~2 gallon bigger bag [which I'll also toss sooner than when it is 'full'], 'loose' mold spores getting into the air will not be remotely as big an issue.
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Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2015, 10:18:56 AM
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/ (http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2015, 10:30:54 AM
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/ (http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/)
LIKE!! ;D
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Post by: The Lurker on February 26, 2015, 10:31:49 AM
Hopefully it will stick.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: anais.butterfly on February 26, 2015, 10:53:43 AM
NEW BLUR ALBUM! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Say what?!?!?! Link that bitch!
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 26, 2015, 12:37:39 PM
NEW BLUR ALBUM! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Say what?!?!?! Link that bitch!

http://www.avclub.com/article/blur-announces-its-first-album-12-years-magic-whip-215486
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on February 26, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/ (http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/)
LIKE!! ;D
Seconded!


And I've already seen whining from idiot conservatives about "government intrusion".
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2015, 01:05:00 PM
http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/ (http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/02/fcc-votes-for-net-neutrality-a-ban-on-paid-fast-lanes-and-title-ii/)
LIKE!! ;D
Seconded!


And I've already seen whining from idiot conservatives about "government intrusion".
Oh that's part of their forte.. Whining
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on February 26, 2015, 03:37:10 PM
I haven't seen anyone say if the new rules will prevent companies like Viacom from blocking people from their websites based on what ISP they use, this happens all the time when they are in disputes over TV retransmission fees.  But I guess it might not apply to that because Viacom is not an ISP?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on February 26, 2015, 03:45:26 PM
We have a problem with our local ISP monopoly and with Google fiber coming to town by the end of the year (hopefully), I'll be switching over in a heartbeat and this net neutrality ruling is a bonus I would think :o
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Post by: d00hickey on February 26, 2015, 05:56:18 PM
WWWOOOOOOO net-MOTHERFUCKING- neutrality!!!!  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on February 26, 2015, 06:05:09 PM
WWWOOOOOOO net-MOTHERFUCKING- neutrality!!!!  :highfive:

I have to say, I was worried this would go the wrong way! Super happy.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on February 27, 2015, 02:02:13 AM
Yea, I was genuinely pessimistic about the outcome. It was 3 to 2 split, so it was as close as it gets. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 04, 2015, 07:34:17 PM
My electricity is back on!  And luckily I was close to needing to go shopping so my fridge was mostly empty, I was only really worried about the freezer but that seems to have stayed below freezing for 25 hours (I had a bunch of cold packs in the door shelf, that may have helped), none of the ice cube trays show any sign of having melted.
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Post by: RVR II on March 04, 2015, 07:37:55 PM
^LIKE^
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Post by: LucasM on March 04, 2015, 09:35:50 PM
Glad things worked out so well, MartyS!

My power went out last night(? - when overwhelmed, and sleeping as I do, I lose track of what days things happened sometimes).  But luckily it was only out a tad over 3 hours, so inside didn't drop below 69º.

Last 'big' power outage here (~3-4 days maybe a year or two ago) I went and bought a kerosene heater.  It was a royal pain in the ass to use (and, from the instructions, to maintain).  Luckily it was slightly defective (not dangerously so), so after the power was restored I could return it.  They were unfortunately out of what I wanted to get in its place to keep on hand (and still need to get) is an indoor heater that runs off propane.  MUCH cleaner-burning, minimal maintenance (with how easily I get overwhelmed, that's a BIG point in its favor, particularly if dealing with a 'crisis' like a power outage in the Winter), and no chance of 'spilling' (so I don't have to go outside and freeze to the bone re-filling it, kind-of defeating the purpose).  I really have to get one before the Winter is over so it is on hand and I don't have to think about it.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 07:07:09 AM
Looky what shipped!  :clap: :highfive:

V.A./Hatsune Miku "Magical Mirai 2014" in Osaka [Limited Edition]  Blu-ray 1 x 9800 yen March 11, 2015 release
Blu-ray release of Hatsune Miku event held in Osaka in August 2014! Includes original PVC mini figure (90mm X 120mm) and bonus footage (making of, music video, trailer etc.) Also comes with illustrated case by MONQ and booklet.

Figurine
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b487/Hatsaune_Miku_Fan/bonusfirgurine_zps4c0bbe2e.jpg)

Cover
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b487/Hatsaune_Miku_Fan/ANZX-11091_zpsvwln4erv.jpg)
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 09:24:41 AM
Her hair is light.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Johnny Unusual on March 09, 2015, 05:53:43 PM
It hair usually heavy?  I'm seriously asking, I usually keep it short.

Or do you mean it is light as in light particles.  In which case, I'm pretty sure her deal is that she's sound and light.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 09, 2015, 05:56:39 PM
Just another ridiculous japanese cartoon character.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 09, 2015, 05:59:49 PM
I'm taking it to mean she's bald and her hair is a hologram.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 06:04:29 PM
No, I'M bald!  I could use a hologram.  :speechless:

Johnny, it was a pun.  In concert, her hair is made of light.  But, when people use MMD software (Her 3D modelling software for home and commercial use) People tend to tweak the physics engine so that a gentle breeze will make her hair stand parallel to the earth...in other words, light weight.  so, made of light, and light weight.

Sideswipe: Lick me.  :highfive:

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Post by: RVR II on March 09, 2015, 06:54:01 PM
...concert? Made of light?
Kinda like a Pink Floyd concert but at the 'other' end of the spectrum :speechless:
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 07:05:23 PM
...concert? Made of light?
Kinda like a Pink Floyd concert but at the 'other' end of the spectrum :speechless:

I've actually seen both live!  :highfive:
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 09, 2015, 07:08:24 PM
...concert? Made of light?
Kinda like a Pink Floyd concert but at the 'other' end of the spectrum :speechless:

I've actually seen both live!  :highfive:
Are you really seeing it "live"?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 08:27:52 PM
Darth,  it's like this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/PzF6uAZ8o3c
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Post by: LucasM on March 09, 2015, 08:41:04 PM
Darth,  it's like this:

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

The beginning of that, where the entire main floor audience has their light sticks alternately 'hitting' with the downbeat, then 'flowing' backwards with the music, all together is pretty moving (that level of people synchronizing for music I almost always find moving, because I know how into my own music I get - but with a crowd that big, it's pretty powerful).  I think the tune is kinda' catchy, too.  [Brain in the condition it's currently in I couldn't focus and retain the lyrics, but I think they had nice sentiment to them.]

I think you've said one way or another before, but I forget, is Miku done with live motion capture i.e. there's a little Japanese girl behind the screen that is in a pair of tights with ping-pong balls on it and acting/singing live with the band, with her movements then translated to the character, and her voice transformed into what you hear when the character sings?
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on March 09, 2015, 09:22:38 PM
Lucas San,
      http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=29784.0
That's my Hatsune Miku thread in the Music forum.  Check it out, it's lengthy and has lots of videos and some explanations.  God knows, THIS forum isn't going to let me get away with a lot of Miku talk, so...  8)

But, in short-  Miku is a variety of audio softwares, video softwares and hardwares. She can be programmed to say or sing anything, in a number of languages. She can do green screen (Japanese lady with tennis balls), or using MMD (MikuMikuDance) software, you can program her to dance, anyway you want, yourself. You can synch her dance, even her mouth movements, with the words and music you choose for her.  She also can do augmented reality. I don't know much about that, but it looks cool.  She can also be animated  like a cartoon.    There are versions of Miku audio and video software/hardware that range from home use, to PS3 games, to stadium-sized concerts with live bands. She has well over 100,000 songs  and over half a million remixes, and counting.   She is by far, the most recorded voice in history.  And yeah, I absolutely love her.  :highfive:

She can do a lot more than that, but that's the gist of it.

The song is "Tell Your World," and yes, it's has a really nice sentiment.  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on March 10, 2015, 02:51:52 AM
She'll Blow your miiiiind ... um .. kinda-sorta-maybe :-X
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on March 10, 2015, 08:07:44 PM
In between bouts of 'so exhausted I sleep 11-12 hours in a row' that's been happening in the last week, I've been pushing myself to work on the stacks of paperwork shit that have built up in my office (which had been making me agitated both from knowing they had to be done, and also because I really dislike clutter).

Today, I actually got to a point where I can see at least part of the surface of three of the four 'most offensive' [= 'most shit stacked on them'] surfaces! :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Miku Fan on March 12, 2015, 10:29:13 PM
My Miku box set arrived from Japan, after only 4 days! It's so cool. Really nice quality box in a resealable shrink wrap.  Comes with a cute little Miku figurine. 2 Blu Ray discs, which are now ripping to my hard disc. Ah. First I downloaded Anaconda the MP3, and now 2 discs of Miku live, in Oosaka!.  :highfive:
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: d00hickey on March 14, 2015, 08:21:51 PM
Red Letter Media just released a commentary track for Alien.
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Post by: d00hickey on March 15, 2015, 08:57:17 AM
Red Letter Media just released a commentary track for Alien.

I just watched it and apparently Jay shares my controversial opinion that we like Alien 3 more than Aliens.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Darth Geek on March 15, 2015, 08:58:26 AM
Red Letter Media just released a commentary track for Alien.

I just watched it and apparently Jay shares my controversial opinion that we like Alien 3 more than Aliens.
Wow, I didn't think I could dislike Red Letter Media more, but there ya go.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on March 16, 2015, 02:45:15 PM
Hopefully Lurker sees this because I know he can appreciate it.

The other day I saw a Mars Attacks pinball machine in the window of a laundromat fairly close to where I just moved to in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  I stopped in to play a couple games.  The table was well maintained, and I planned on visiting again.

Today I got off work a little early and was close by, so I figured I'd play a couple more games.  Didn't have quarters this time, so I went back to the machine, and holy shit, I'm so glad I did.  The place is a pretty small NY laundromat, but there's a whole row of pinball machines, and all of them classics.  These are the ones I can remember:

Mars Attacks
Medival Madness
Black Knight 2000
Star Trek: NG
Twilight Zone
Adams Family
Elvira
cirqus voltaire
Monster Bash
Theater of Magic
Indiana Jones

All classics that I've played a whole bunch on my iphone in Pinball Arcade, but never had a chance to actually play in real life.  I hit the pun intended jackpot!  It's a little far to actually lug my laundry, but I'll be going there all the time regardless. 
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Post by: The Lurker on March 16, 2015, 02:48:41 PM
Neat.  The last time I played an actual pinball table was Magfest.   Though I do know a place that has Stern's LotR table.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Variety of Cells on March 16, 2015, 05:28:48 PM
Neat.  The last time I played an actual pinball table was Magfest.   Though I do know a place that has Stern's LotR table.

Oooo nice.  Used to have one of those at the Minneapolis airport when I lived in Minnesota, but it was pretty beat up.  I do love that table though.  I really hope Pinball Arcade does a kickstarter for that. 
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Post by: d00hickey on March 16, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
I used to play the Indiana Jones table at a local Pizza place, but it's been out of order for about a year now.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 18, 2015, 06:51:50 PM
Shipped!

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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 06:57:50 PM
I like Pachinko, did I spell that rightly, Miku? In Korea you can make a lot of money playing Pachinko... I had a friend whose father won 60,000 US dollars playing Pachinko in South Korea. Course, he lost it three hours later... but that is a whole story...
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 07:25:44 PM
Later he pimped me out for food money.... it was horrible... no that never happened!

Or, did it?
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 08:30:43 PM
No, that is ridiculous that never happened... I was funnin' ya!
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 08:41:16 PM
No it really did. I was in South Korea turning tricks at 12 years old. It was horrible!

That's not even funny... that never happened and if it did it was part of some secret spy-plan... LOL! What am I saying, I am daft, completely mental!

(See, if I keep this up, anything I say on the internet will be considered inadmissible in court so I can council friends and even myself and no judge would rule in favour of any testimony because I was a 12 year old prostitute in South Korea working for the... well I can't say... because it never happened! Plus I have frogs in my hair... pssshh, obviously!)

Awesome! Anways, I like pachinko better than pinball. All's I'm sayin'
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 18, 2015, 08:45:18 PM
Is your wife not talking to you tonight, Randy?
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 09:09:06 PM
Yes Edward, she is talking to me and we are laughing at my insanity, which is something she enjoys.  Actually I read all of my texts to her and we laugh. Swipe knows this. I have been doing this for 8 years. She asked me last night, "What did Swipe say to that?" and I read his terse response and we laughed merrily.

Actually I am not married. I am a homeless person typing this from some library.... I haven't eaten in many days... That's not true, I'm actually quite comfortable. Although I do have a schizoid disorder and many of the things I see around me may actually be illusions!

My mouth is full of bubble gum suddenly. How did that happen? Etc...
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 09:35:31 PM
Lucas, lol! Listen it's the internet, who cares if anyone takes me seriously, actually I hope NO one does! I hope some people find my ramblings funny but really other than that... what more can any of us ask for on a comedy forum about the comedy?

I realize I rub people the wrong way a lot and for that I am sorry but, I have real friends and real people that I love and sort of trust, and the internet is... an illusion. An electronic shadow-play.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 18, 2015, 09:59:11 PM
Is your wife not talking to you tonight, Randy?

You got an actual LOL out of me, Grug the Third.  :clap:
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 18, 2015, 10:00:48 PM
:D
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 18, 2015, 10:11:56 PM
Yeah, that was real funny, Ed... *sniff* You make me sad... if that is what you were going for CONGRATULATIONS! You won! You made a sad man even sadder with your bitter internet funny-jokes....

(Actually, when I first wrote "CONGRATULATIONS! I typed CONFGABULATIONS... my typing was so bad I was laughing so hard I couldn't keep up the 'sad' act.... man... I'm an idiot....)

Ah... whew... you hafta laugh... dontcha?
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 18, 2015, 10:15:35 PM
You make me laugh, too, Randy.  :highfive:
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Post by: RandyMistie on March 19, 2015, 12:05:52 AM
Hey! I just noticed that my post count was upgraded! "The FBI pays me to surf!" And I got that cool FBI logo, I am so proud and happy... I promised myself I wouldn't cry....

I want to thank everyone of my Rifftrax friends. My wife, my big gay friends, any gods that might exist!

It is just a wonderful excuse to drink some more booze... Thank you all so much! I will treasure it always!
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 19, 2015, 06:14:34 AM
Since when have you needed an excuse?
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Post by: LucasM on March 21, 2015, 11:43:16 AM
Nice!  Our blender is an older one with a glass "pitcher" part, and all the new blenders I see are plastic.  Unfortunately, ours has developed a crack. It's still usable, but I've been looking around for replacements for it and haven't found one yet.

Currently the Oster website has free shipping on all orders through the end of the month.  From them, a replacement carafe is only $9.99, and they are glass (though they have some plastic ones, the glass ones are there).

That is HERE (http://www.oster.com/parts-and-accessories/).
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Post by: RVR II on March 21, 2015, 12:21:50 PM
WWOOO 2015 Kickstarter Crapening final: $250,303 All Levels Reached :highfive: :cheers:
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 21, 2015, 12:30:31 PM
Sharknado 2 VOD!  WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Richard Terry   !WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Everything!  WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Post by: RVR II on March 21, 2015, 12:32:03 PM
Sharknado 2 VOD!  WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Richard Terry   !WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Everything!  WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
OHAI Shirt WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ;D
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 21, 2015, 09:57:15 PM
I've never seen The Room.  Can't wait to see what all the fuss is about.  :)
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 21, 2015, 11:14:14 PM
It will change your life.
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Post by: Lembach on March 21, 2015, 11:17:19 PM
You're tearing me apart, Miku Fan-san!
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Post by: d00hickey on March 22, 2015, 12:14:11 AM
I have probably seen The Room more than any other movie. It just never gets old to me. The enigma that is Tommy Wiseau provides me with endless entertainment.
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 01:07:07 AM
It will change your life.
Yes.. It will :gouge:
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 10:19:08 AM
 :speechless:
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 22, 2015, 11:01:12 AM
Once you watch it, you cant unwatch it.  And you will never be the same again...
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 11:07:34 AM
And you will know why Lisa looks so lovely in red... :-X
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Post by: LucasM on March 22, 2015, 11:40:35 AM
I can't stand the film, even riffed.  I enumerated the many reasons why elsewhere on the boards (basically related to Wiseau's clear intellectual limitations - the film is like two hours of making fun of the special needs kids in school - not funny to me at all).
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Post by: Lembach on March 22, 2015, 12:03:49 PM
Oh hi, LucasM. How's your sex-life?
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 12:07:21 PM
Wanna play some football? :speechless:
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 22, 2015, 12:45:08 PM
Not without appropriate formal attire.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 01:37:27 PM
I feel like someone in the middle of a conversation, who has no idea what everyone's talking about.

Oh, wait, that IS what's going on.   :highfive:
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 01:44:44 PM
I feel like someone in the middle of a conversation, who has no idea what everyone's talking about.

Oh, wait, that IS what's going on.   :highfive:
You have oh so much catching up to do young padawan 8)
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 01:56:25 PM
I know.  But, I'm going to have to wait and suffer with the audience at the live event. I haven't seen the room, because I can't find a streaming version of it.  So, at least I will learn with all the other padawan.
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 01:59:10 PM
I know.  But, I'm going to have to wait and suffer with the audience at the live event. I haven't seen the room, because I can't find a streaming version of it. 
That could be.. interesting :o
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 22, 2015, 02:32:59 PM
Ive only watched The Room with the rifftrax. It will be fine.
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Post by: anais.butterfly on March 22, 2015, 03:38:54 PM
I have met Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero (Mark). Tommy is just...he is too crazy not to enjoy on some level. And Greg is fucking hot (still).
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Post by: Bob on March 22, 2015, 06:02:52 PM
Next month I will be using my passport for the first time ever.  Will be in Calgary Canada for ten straight days for work meetings.  Never been to Canada before, but I am sure they have great beer places.  Great Calgary food?  I guess I will find out.

My dog sitter will make lots of money.
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Post by: RVR II on March 22, 2015, 06:11:32 PM
Next month I will be using my passport for the first time ever.  Will be in Calgary Canada for ten straight days for work meetings.  Never been to Canada before, but I am sure they have great beer places.  Great Calgary food?  I guess I will find out.

My dog sitter will make lots of money.
Tar sand beer :P
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Post by: d00hickey on March 22, 2015, 06:46:23 PM
I can't stand the film, even riffed.  I enumerated the many reasons why elsewhere on the boards (basically related to Wiseau's clear intellectual limitations - the film is like two hours of making fun of the special needs kids in school - not funny to me at all).

I don't think Tommy is like a special needs kid at all. The guy immigrated to the US and earned millions of dollars which he spent to make one of the most baffling movies I have ever seen. He's eccentric, crazy, a mystery, and more than a little creepy.

I can see why you might think "Wiseau's clear intellectual limitations" but I think that is over all a very presumptuous opinion to take. An opinion I personally don't share with you at all. 
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 22, 2015, 06:52:00 PM
I can't stand the film, even riffed.  I enumerated the many reasons why elsewhere on the boards (basically related to Wiseau's clear intellectual limitations - the film is like two hours of making fun of the special needs kids in school - not funny to me at all).

I don't think Tommy is like a special needs kid at all. The guy immigrated to the US and earned millions of dollars which he spent to make one of the most baffling movies I have ever seen. He's eccentric, crazy, a mystery, and more than a little creepy.

I can see why you might think "Wiseau's clear intellectual limitations" but I think that is over all a very presumptuous opinion to take. An opinion I personally don't share with you at all.

Actually, he had a couple of incidents in his past that could support Lucas' theory.

He was wrongfully arrested in a drug raid of a youth hostel in France, and supposedly 'detained and tortured for an indeterminate period' and left traumatised by that.

He was also in a car accident that was near fatal and was hospitalised for some time.

Not conclusive, but certainly possible.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 07:09:15 PM
Hmm.   Should I go see this movie, or not? 
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 22, 2015, 07:11:19 PM
Hmm.   Should I go see this movie, or not?

I find the movie and the riff really funny (except for the disembaudio stuff in the current riff, which should be all gone for the new one).

It IS possible he has these problems, but it hasn't been confirmed by anyone, and, Tommy has been known to just completely lie about his past too, so we may never know.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 07:16:44 PM
Thanks, Edward.  You just gave me an idea.  Go look at the IMDB page for this movie.

Edited to add: Imdb calls it a quirky comedy. LOL.   
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 22, 2015, 07:24:09 PM
More than any other movie, The Room is worth tracking down the DVD and syncing up. It's one of those Rifftrax experiences you need to have, if only to know all the in-jokes. :^)
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 22, 2015, 07:25:10 PM
Thanks, Edward.  You just gave me an idea.  Go look at the IMDB page for this movie.

Edited to add: Imdb calls it a quirky comedy. LOL.

After the fact, Tommy started claiming it was always meant to be a comedy. It certainly was not.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 07:37:21 PM
I purchased the Rifftrax for The Room and Saw.  If I look carefully enough, I can find these movies.
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Post by: d00hickey on March 22, 2015, 09:10:28 PM
I purchased the Rifftrax for The Room and Saw.  If I look carefully enough, I can find these movies.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Room-Blu-Ray-Tommy-Wiseau-Rare-Region-Free-SEALED-/231510547501?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35e71a9c2d
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 09:33:57 PM
Thank you very much!   :highfive:
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 22, 2015, 11:47:56 PM
Hmm.   Should I go see this movie, or not?

I find the movie and the riff really funny (except for the disembaudio stuff in the current riff, which should be all gone for the new one).

Disembaudio is currently trying to strong-arm rob Mike of his hay.  :clap:   Apparently, an addiction to horse tranquilizers will make you do some desperate things!  ;D   I am a big fan of Disembaudio.
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Post by: Quirk on March 23, 2015, 09:26:54 AM
I'm currently on an extended round of IV antibiotics to combat an infection that keeps cropping up in my lungs. After two weeks, I feel better than I have in years, my lung function is the highest it's been since I moved to Colorado, and my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

The study drug I'm taking is probably helping me a lot too. Now I need to do everything I can to keep things this way.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 23, 2015, 09:28:26 AM
I'm currently on an extended round of IV antibiotics to combat an infection that keeps cropping up in my lungs. After two weeks, I feel better than I have in years, my lung function is the highest it's been since I moved to Colorado, and my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

The study drug I'm taking is probably helping me a lot too. Now I need to do everything I can to keep things this way.
Glad to hear that you are doing better.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 23, 2015, 09:40:58 AM
Good luck, Quirk!  This sounds hopeful!
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Post by: RVR II on March 23, 2015, 09:50:02 AM
Yeah that's good to hear :o
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Post by: LucasM on March 23, 2015, 12:26:30 PM
I'm currently on an extended round of IV antibiotics to combat an infection that keeps cropping up in my lungs. After two weeks, I feel better than I have in years, my lung function is the highest it's been since I moved to Colorado, and my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

The study drug I'm taking is probably helping me a lot too. Now I need to do everything I can to keep things this way.

That is great to hear!  Feeling unable to catch your breath is a very disturbing feeling.

Glad that the weight gain has been possible also.


Something that may help when you are through with the antibiotic regimen, is to get high quality probiotics [cheap ones don't survive long enough to reach the gut].  From all that I've been learning about health in the last couple years, doctors who study the gut say that between 75-90% of the immune system is in the gut [range depends on which doctor], so it is essential to keep the gut bacteria healthy and numerous, especially if one is dealing with a long-term health issue.  Unhealthy gut bacteria are unfortunately more likely to repopulate the gut after antibiotics than the healthy/helpful ones.  So probiotics are especially important after a round of antibiotics have cleared the system.  Ones I use are here: Live Probiotics (http://store.draxe.com/products/probiotics).  [I wrote more in general on this, in a different context, HERE (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php?topic=28215.msg887468#msg887468).]

But it is likely you'd have to ask the people running the medication study if that was OK, or tell them you started taking some.  There should be no interaction (except that the probiotics may assist in absorption of the drug, actually), but best to be sure.
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Post by: Quirk on March 23, 2015, 12:43:42 PM
I am taking probiotics. I don't know if they are high-quality or not, though.
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Post by: Lembach on March 23, 2015, 01:03:41 PM
(http://i.minus.com/iEcBvWJinLAgf.jpg)
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Post by: Soguru on March 23, 2015, 01:11:07 PM
That's cute  ;D
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Post by: LucasM on March 23, 2015, 06:03:28 PM
I am taking probiotics. I don't know if they are high-quality or not, though.

It's great that you're already taking one.  If you are actively taking an antibiotic with them, any probiotics that survive to the gut can't reproduce, but it means you're potentially keeping your entire gut flora from being completely destroyed.  So that's good.

Sadly, what I've learned is that if a probiotic isn't presented in one of two ways, it likely isn't doing much.  The first is if it was refrigerated before being purchased (and says, "keep refrigerated" on the label), it likely has some live bacteria in it when taken.  But it may not be many that survive by the time it reaches your small intestines (because of stomach acid).  The second is if they are time-release forms (like Contact's "little tiny time pills").  These have usually a coating of fat over tiny clumps of the good gut bacteria, which dissolves only after passing the bile ducts, so the bacteria aren't exposed to the acid in the stomach (that kills off so many bacteria in the food we eat), and are released in the GI tract where they will do the most good.  For longest shelf life, those should also be stored in the fridge.

The one I pointed to in the initial post here today [from draxe.com] is of the latter kind.  I alternate that with ones from BioTrust Nutrition - also of the latter kind - as each has a different collection of good bacteria in it (the number of bacteria in our gut outnumber the number of cells in our bodies, so there are large numbers of strains that are helpful).  [I trust BioTrust less than I trust Dr Axe, because they use too much flashy marketing for me to easily believe them (for example, their probiotic is called "Pro-X10 (http://www.biotrust.com/Shop.asp?p=Prox10)" ::) and comes in a flashy-looking bottle).  Dr Axe provides on his website (http://draxe.com) and on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorjoshaxe) a crapload of health information with references ranging from Western medical journals to where they intersect with things like ancient Ayurvedic medicine from the East, so I know his intent is to help.  And that seems reflected in his calling his simply "Live Probiotics" with a straightforward label on his probiotic bottles.]

I just recently ordered some of the former (refrigerated) type of probiotics from JJ Virgin, as she is a trustworthy nutrition expert (applying her MENSA IQ to all the research-based information on nutrition).  Hers are called "Microbiome Balance (http://jjvirgin.com/microbiome-balance/)", which is descriptive while not being 'flashy'.  [I first learned of her through Dr Daniel Amen, the 'brain guy', who recommended her around the time of her first book on food sensitivities and allergies and it's effects on weight.  (He also has a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdHz-vi0JIugmscU_CkUxUQ) with a lot of brain info.)  His wife is a nurse and nutritionist and shares some videos with him.]

With most of the probiotics on the market, they are sold room temperature and dry.  From my microbiology class I learned some bacteria form protective shells around themselves in harsh conditions like dehydration and reactivate when moisture is present, but I haven't heard anything about healthy gut bacteria that do this.  That doesn't mean none of them do, it just means the health presentations I've seen haven't mentioned it when discussing probiotics (and some have commented that most obtained like that are already dead).  With the common probiotics on the market stored and sold at room temperature, they 'age' quicker, so more are likely to die off before being taken.  [So even if you have some of these, it's probably better to store them in the fridge, just in case some are still living it'll give them a better survival rate until you take them.]

I hope that helps.  [Probably more than what you were wondering  ...it seems I have just the slightest tendency to do that. ::)]


(http://i.minus.com/iEcBvWJinLAgf.jpg)

Like  :)

  [Except 99.99% of frozen yogurt available is really no better than ice cream, because most 'name brand' yogurt (e.g. FroYo) was pasteurized AFTER being transformed, so all the good gut bacteria in it are dead.  And with all the sugar added, it causes the bad gut bacteria to grow wildly in number.  The same is true with virtually all the yogurt one gets in supermarket dairy aisles (e.g. Dannon, Yoplait, etc.).  Unless it says, "pasteurized before being cultured" it is actually worse for one's gut than not having it at all.  I've never seen a yogurt in a Kroger that said that.]
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Post by: Pak-Man on March 23, 2015, 06:26:40 PM
[Except 99.99% of frozen yogurt available is really no better than ice cream...

You say Ice Cream is as good for you as Frozen Yogurt? TO THE COLD STONE!
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Post by: LucasM on March 23, 2015, 06:31:40 PM
[Except 99.99% of frozen yogurt available is really no better than ice cream...

You say Ice Cream is as good for you as Frozen Yogurt? TO THE COLD STONE!

 ;D

There is actually one benefit of frozen yogurt over ice cream (small as it is), and that is if one can't digest lactose, the amount of lactose in frozen yogurt is a bit lower (though apparently full cream is added after the yogurt's been pasteurized, so there's still a bunch there).


Despite the 'technicality', I liked the 'ProBiotic - AntiBiotic' cartoon so much I did a search and found the t-shirt it came from and ordered one for myself [HERE (http://www.threadless.com/product/4847/My_Gut_My_Choice)].  Thanks, Lembach! :highfive:
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Post by: Kete on March 24, 2015, 01:14:50 PM
Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City.  EAT IT LOSERZZ!!!!
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 24, 2015, 01:28:55 PM
It's in Nashville.  Unfortunately, I live in Memphis.  :gouge:
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Post by: RVR II on March 24, 2015, 01:45:24 PM
Google Fiber is coming to Salt Lake City.  EAT IT LOSERZZ!!!!
They've been confirmed for the Charlotte NC area (including northern SC where I'm located) but no ETA on When the lines will be run :-\
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 24, 2015, 10:57:41 PM
No doubt. I still don't even have access to 10Mbps dsl.  It's 3 Mbps.  That's good enough, keeping in mind my first modem was 14.4k.  8)     But, 3Mbps is considered slow compared to what's available elsewhere. 
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 24, 2015, 11:13:16 PM
No doubt. I still don't even have access to 10Mbps dsl.  It's 3 Mbps.  That's good enough, keeping in mind my first modem was 14.4k.  8)     But, 3Mbps is considered slow compared to what's available elsewhere.

Ha, my first modem was 300, no K, 300 baud.  And the only place to connect to were bulletin boards that you usually had to make a toll call to.

And I've still got the thing:
(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp6/hesmodem1.jpg)

But yeah, 3Mbps is pretty slow these days, you need 2x that to stream Netflix HD.  I sometimes think about upgrading to 100Mbps for an extra $10 a month, but only when Riffrax releases one of the 12GB VODs, the rest of the time 30Mbps is plenty fast enough.
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 24, 2015, 11:20:30 PM
When I was in the USAF, fax machines were still called facsimile and worked like a large etch-s-sketch.  And that was Air Force technology.  We didn't have an internet connection.  We used to play games on a commodore 64.

This is starting to sound like the Four Yorkshiremen  sketch: Oh, I used to DREAM of 300 baud!

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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 24, 2015, 11:29:53 PM
That modem was for a C64.  Even though it was a 300 baud modem the phone lines were so noisy it rarely got that fast, and the frequent noise spikes that knocked you off...  Ah the crappy old days......

Woah, it's late as heck, and still way too awake, darn....
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Post by: d00hickey on March 25, 2015, 12:36:20 AM
Do you guys remember those modems where you actually had to set a phone handset on a platform with a speaker and a microphone?
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Post by: d00hickey on March 25, 2015, 12:38:01 AM
One of these.
(http://www.pearltrees.com/s/pic/or/acoustic-modem-early-80-40343864)

I never used one but I remember seeing them on TV.
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Post by: LucasM on March 25, 2015, 01:22:31 AM
When in high school taking computer 'programming' (don't remember even what the types were in those days I do remember things like  [line]"10 if x>y go to 20" [punched into ticker-tape to feed into the computer to test]) that's the kind of modem they used.  I think they had them early in my college years, but I forget what I might have used one for there.  I think it was in the library when needing access to another school's information.
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Post by: BathTub on March 25, 2015, 01:37:36 AM
I don't got back that far, my first modem was 1200 baud. There was 1 local BBS, any others were a toll call to the nearest city.
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Post by: RoninFox on March 25, 2015, 04:17:55 AM
That modem was for a C64.  Even though it was a 300 baud modem the phone lines were so noisy it rarely got that fast, and the frequent noise spikes that knocked you off...  Ah the crappy old days......

Woah, it's late as heck, and still way too awake, darn....

I remember those, though I never used them myself.  I was too young to really grasp the concept, but I know my brother used it with a service called QuantumLink to play chess with a guy.  Hours later, after midnight, my mom found him still at the computer actually asking to go to bed.  When she found out that apparently the other guy playing chess was in Russia and they were still on the first game she told him no, that it would be rude to stop after all that time.  She did sit and help him finish the game though (they lost).

I might be getting some details wrong about this, but this is the version of the story that gets retold at family gatherings now and then.

Edit:  In fact, after looking up Quantum Link (which it turns out was the proto-AOL) it looks like a chess game to Russia would have been impossible since it was strictly a US/Canadian service.  Don't put it past his opponent to try and act Russian to intimidate a chess opponent though.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 25, 2015, 07:23:04 AM
Do you guys remember those modems where you actually had to set a phone handset on a platform with a speaker and a microphone?

My uncle had one of those, he worked for Southern New England Telephone.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on March 25, 2015, 07:33:38 AM
Edit:  In fact, after looking up Quantum Link (which it turns out was the proto-AOL) it looks like a chess game to Russia would have been impossible since it was strictly a US/Canadian service.  Don't put it past his opponent to try and act Russian to intimidate a chess opponent though.

Yeah, I kind of doubt anyone in the Soviet Union would be making an international call to log into Q-Link for hours, unless they were extreemly rich.   The guy could have been a Russian, just not actually in the USSR..  ;D
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Post by: Miku Fan on March 25, 2015, 02:09:57 PM
I don't got back that far, my first modem was 1200 baud. There was 1 local BBS, any others were a toll call to the nearest city.

Hmm. you go back much further than I, which is rather surprising.  Same for Marty. I thought you all were young ones!

Doohickey,  I do remember those modems, but not from personal experience. I think I saw one...probably in a movie or on tv. My mom had a 9k modem (LOL), but my first was a 14.4k.  You guys have me beat. :highfive:
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Post by: d00hickey on March 26, 2015, 12:42:37 AM
I don't got back that far, my first modem was 1200 baud. There was 1 local BBS, any others were a toll call to the nearest city.

Hmm. you go back much further than I, which is rather surprising.  Same for Marty. I thought you all were young ones!

Doohickey,  I do remember those modems, but not from personal experience. I think I saw one...probably in a movie or on tv. My mom had a 9k modem (LOL), but my first was a 14.4k.  You guys have me beat. :highfive:

I'm pretty sure Matthew Broderick used one in Wargames.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2015, 09:51:24 AM
I don't got back that far, my first modem was 1200 baud. There was 1 local BBS, any others were a toll call to the nearest city.

Hmm. you go back much further than I, which is rather surprising.  Same for Marty. I thought you all were young ones!

Doohickey,  I do remember those modems, but not from personal experience. I think I saw one...probably in a movie or on tv. My mom had a 9k modem (LOL), but my first was a 14.4k.  You guys have me beat. :highfive:

I'm pretty sure Matthew Broderick used one in Wargames.
Yeah, I remember that. And his family was rich, so he would have had the most advanced hardware available at the time.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 26, 2015, 09:59:36 AM
They must have had two tv sets also!
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2015, 10:09:11 AM
They must have had two tv sets also!
Don't be silly. Nobody's that rich.
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Post by: Darth Geek on March 26, 2015, 08:41:52 PM
Just got my MST3K set XXXII in the mail today! And even better, I pop in the Hercules DVD and what do I see? THE MENUS USE PUPPETS! YESSSSS! I am sooooo glad they got rid of those atrocious CGI abominations.
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Post by: Kete on March 27, 2015, 06:28:13 AM
My fridge has been running a little warm lately. Then, on Sunday, we had a power outage, and when it came back it took out my fridge completely. I ordered a new fridge, but I've been working on the broken one in the hopes that I could save $1k+. Well after spending about $110 on used parts on eBay, I got it working! Even the ice maker is working, and that hasn't worked for years!
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Post by: RVR II on March 27, 2015, 07:43:35 AM
My fridge has been running a little warm lately. Then, on Sunday, we had a power outage, and when it came back it took out my fridge completely. I ordered a new fridge, but I've been working on the broken one in the hopes that I could save $1k+. Well after spending about $110 on used parts on eBay, I got it working! Even the ice maker is working, and that hasn't worked for years!
What was the problem? The compressor on our GE fridge went out a few years back and it looked like it would cost a fortune to replace so I scrapped it an bought another GE model and I wonder if it could have been fixed and saved me $800-$900 dollars :-\
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Post by: Kete on March 27, 2015, 07:53:22 AM
I have a GE too.  The latest problem was that the compressor wasn't running.  My compressor is a 3 phase that includes an inverter to change the AC to 260V with a changing frequency (increasing the frequency is like turning up the compressor). The inverter board was bad (it was only outputting 120 AC at 60Hz).  This board is usually $180, but I found a used one on eBay for $85.

Additionally, I replaced a temp sensor $10, a defrost thermostat $15, and an auxiliary fan in the freezer (found a replacement in the lab).
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Post by: RVR II on March 27, 2015, 07:58:22 AM
I have a GE too.  The latest problem was that the compressor wasn't running.  My compressor is a 3 phase that includes an inverter to change the AC to 260V with a changing frequency (increasing the frequency is like turning up the compressor). The inverter board was bad (it was only outputting 120 AC at 60Hz).  This board is usually $180, but I found a used one on eBay for $85.

Additionally, I replaced a temp sensor $10, a defrost thermostat $15, and an auxiliary fan in the freezer (found a replacement in the lab).
Damn! The compressor stopped running on my old one too. It was 2 years out of warranty and I thought it was the compressor itself, but now I wonder if it was the problem you had.. :-\
$180 is a lot cheaper that the price of another compressor.. We had already lost a lot of food and needed something right away and I just didn't have the time to troubleshoot it then :-[
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Post by: Kete on March 27, 2015, 08:53:09 AM
I have a GE too.  The latest problem was that the compressor wasn't running.  My compressor is a 3 phase that includes an inverter to change the AC to 260V with a changing frequency (increasing the frequency is like turning up the compressor). The inverter board was bad (it was only outputting 120 AC at 60Hz).  This board is usually $180, but I found a used one on eBay for $85.

Additionally, I replaced a temp sensor $10, a defrost thermostat $15, and an auxiliary fan in the freezer (found a replacement in the lab).
Damn! The compressor stopped running on my old one too. It was 2 years out of warranty and I thought it was the compressor itself, but now I wonder if it was the problem you had.. :-\
$180 is a lot cheaper that the price of another compressor.. We had already lost a lot of food and needed something right away and I just didn't have the time to troubleshoot it then :-[

It's still a gamble to buy parts that you aren't sure will work.  I was really going back and forth on whether or not to spend $100 on parts or just put it towards a new fridge.  I had the unfair advantage of being able test the board with an oscilloscope to confirm that it was broken.  Otherwise, I would have just bought the new fridge.
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Post by: RVR II on March 27, 2015, 09:01:10 AM
I have a GE too.  The latest problem was that the compressor wasn't running.  My compressor is a 3 phase that includes an inverter to change the AC to 260V with a changing frequency (increasing the frequency is like turning up the compressor). The inverter board was bad (it was only outputting 120 AC at 60Hz).  This board is usually $180, but I found a used one on eBay for $85.

Additionally, I replaced a temp sensor $10, a defrost thermostat $15, and an auxiliary fan in the freezer (found a replacement in the lab).
Damn! The compressor stopped running on my old one too. It was 2 years out of warranty and I thought it was the compressor itself, but now I wonder if it was the problem you had.. :-\
$180 is a lot cheaper that the price of another compressor.. We had already lost a lot of food and needed something right away and I just didn't have the time to troubleshoot it then :-[

It's still a gamble to buy parts that you aren't sure will work.  I was really going back and forth on whether or not to spend $100 on parts or just put it towards a new fridge.  I had the unfair advantage of being able test the board with an oscilloscope to confirm that it was broken.  Otherwise, I would have just bought the new fridge.
The advantages of working for GE 8)
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Post by: Kete on March 27, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
I have a GE too.  The latest problem was that the compressor wasn't running.  My compressor is a 3 phase that includes an inverter to change the AC to 260V with a changing frequency (increasing the frequency is like turning up the compressor). The inverter board was bad (it was only outputting 120 AC at 60Hz).  This board is usually $180, but I found a used one on eBay for $85.

Additionally, I replaced a temp sensor $10, a defrost thermostat $15, and an auxiliary fan in the freezer (found a replacement in the lab).
Damn! The compressor stopped running on my old one too. It was 2 years out of warranty and I thought it was the compressor itself, but now I wonder if it was the problem you had.. :-\
$180 is a lot cheaper that the price of another compressor.. We had already lost a lot of food and needed something right away and I just didn't have the time to troubleshoot it then :-[

It's still a gamble to buy parts that you aren't sure will work.  I was really going back and forth on whether or not to spend $100 on parts or just put it towards a new fridge.  I had the unfair advantage of being able test the board with an oscilloscope to confirm that it was broken.  Otherwise, I would have just bought the new fridge.
The advantages of working for GE 8)

Yeah, I emailed someone I know in appliances to see if he would send me a schematic, but he wouldn't do it.
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 27, 2015, 10:28:22 AM
That bastard!
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Post by: Bob on March 27, 2015, 11:19:15 AM
I found my "long lost" 1990-s old Apple 4gb iPod in the back of my safe today.  Must have fallen and has been lost for years.  I plugged in to power it up and the battery powered up and it is back in life.

I don't know what Apple does to make things last forever, but I am so happy to have this thing back.

Yeah, they make nicer ones now, that have better visual items, have 16 gb and are $149....... but 4 gig does hold 800 songs, so that is nice.  And it is only as big as two sticks of gum.

Now, if my old 160 gb iPod (which they do not make anymore) ever dies, I will be sad.  I see that people are reselling their old ones on Amazon for around $700 each.  Who on EARTH would pay that much for one is anyone's guess.

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Post by: Sideswipe on March 27, 2015, 11:24:59 AM
I didnt think they made ipods in the 90s?
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Post by: Bob on March 27, 2015, 12:46:41 PM
It might have been 2001............sometime around then.
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Post by: k1 on March 27, 2015, 01:04:48 PM
Wonder if they're going for that much because they don't make the 160GB anymore?  Makes me want to sell mine!  Heck, I'll let you have it for a steal at $450!
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Post by: Sideswipe on March 27, 2015, 02:22:00 PM
Screw K1, I will sell you an 80gb for $200!
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Post by: Bob on March 27, 2015, 02:51:05 PM
I mean, I know it is great to save all the music and videos on the internet so you don't have to have a copy of them.........but there are times you cannot get WIFI and it is nice to have all 10,000 songs and movies at your fingertips.  Heck, maybe only old people like me think like that.

I bet the people in Walking Dead wish they had solar 160 gb iPods
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Post by: LucasM on March 27, 2015, 07:37:06 PM
Nice!  Our blender is an older one with a glass "pitcher" part, and all the new blenders I see are plastic.  Unfortunately, ours has developed a crack. It's still usable, but I've been looking around for replacements for it and haven't found one yet.

Currently the Oster website has free shipping on all orders through the end of the month.  From them, a replacement carafe is only $9.99, and they are glass (though they have some plastic ones, the glass ones are there).

That is HERE (http://www.oster.com/parts-and-accessories/).

Imrahil, I suspect you removed your response to this (wondering if they'd fit your blender), but I just want to confirm - having received mine today, washed it, and used it - that the current pitchers they have in the parts area (on sale) fit Oster blenders going back to at least the late 1940s.  But the new ones, being more cone-shaped, rather than the vertical rectangles that were the norm for the older blenders, greatly reduce the time needed for new ingredients to get integrated, as the 'eye-of-the-hurricane' gap in the center of the mixture remains until the liquid gets very thick.

Anyone with an Oster blender, given the weight of the parts (and shipping costs in general) now would be the time to get replacements, while the shipping is still free.

And, with a new carafe that simplifies my evening meal (with my sleep schedule, that's 'lunch'), I can now be happy with my blender for a LOT longer. ;D

Forgot to re-mention: the sale/free shipping ends 4/1.
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Post by: LucasM on March 30, 2015, 10:17:13 PM
 :)  Glad you were able to take advantage of it.  Hard to beat that deal.
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Post by: OnkelDes on April 03, 2015, 11:04:36 AM
Looks like one of our alumni is doing something very interesting and Rifftrax related.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sugarraydodge/mystery-science-storybook/description
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Post by: Lembach on April 03, 2015, 04:38:13 PM
Looks like one of our alumni is doing something very interesting and Rifftrax related.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sugarraydodge/mystery-science-storybook/description

Huh. Ambitious. Not my kind of thing, but ambitious.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 07, 2015, 10:40:18 AM
After the most severe drought in California's memory, it started raining this morning, and now it's freaking snowing. Unfortunately it's not likely to lessen the severity of this drought, but that hasn't stopped me from being exhilarated by the weather, a completely novel experience for me.   
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Post by: Quirk on April 08, 2015, 09:08:33 PM
my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

Update on this... as of tonight, I weigh 130. This is pretty ridiculous, at least for somebody with Cystic Fibrosis.
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 08, 2015, 09:19:28 PM
 :clap:
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 08, 2015, 09:26:37 PM
my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

Update on this... as of tonight, I weigh 130. This is pretty ridiculous, at least for somebody with Cystic Fibrosis.
Glad to hear it.
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Post by: RandyMistie on April 09, 2015, 12:34:20 AM
Quirk, I'm so sorry... that is a horrifying disease... Back when I was (very briefly) in med school, most kids with CF didn't live into their teen years. I haven't been keeping up, have there been new breakthroughs in CF treatment?

(Clearly, I cheated on my MCATS. I was a con-artists for much of my life, so... you know, what can I say? I conned my way into a lot of places, learned a lot of stuff... then felt bad about it and reformed. Plus, I was diagnosed with a lapsing/remitting course of MS and you know... put a damper on things... had to go legit...)

Anyways, that sudden weight gain is a good sign!  May the gods, above and below, bless you and keep you!
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Post by: Quirk on April 09, 2015, 11:54:24 AM
Quirk, I'm so sorry... that is a horrifying disease... Back when I was (very briefly) in med school, most kids with CF didn't live into their teen years. I haven't been keeping up, have there been new breakthroughs in CF treatment?

Anyways, that sudden weight gain is a good sign!  May the gods, above and below, bless you and keep you!

There have been many breakthroughs, but it's still a very serious disease. Median life expectancy is up to around 40 thanks to a variety of new treatments.
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Post by: RandyMistie on April 09, 2015, 11:57:50 AM
Well, may the gods bless you, Quirk! I hope you are not in too much pain...
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Post by: LucasM on April 10, 2015, 01:28:23 AM
my weight has reached 122 (still low, but I've been struggling to keep it above 110 for a looong time now).

Update on this... as of tonight, I weigh 130. This is pretty ridiculous, at least for somebody with Cystic Fibrosis.

Excellent!  Let's hope it keeps up, and holds at a comfortable point for you.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 10, 2015, 12:28:17 PM
3 months after the F#&@ing failed furnace fiasco some of the plants I was about to write off as gone are showing signs of life, and the place is not looking quite so bleak now:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp6/greenhousecomingback.jpg)
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Post by: RVR II on April 10, 2015, 01:46:29 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 10, 2015, 01:51:51 PM
AHHH! ZOMBIE PLANTS!
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 10, 2015, 02:06:51 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
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Post by: RVR II on April 10, 2015, 02:13:47 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
Yes. I think that's what it's called..
It's got a pineapple shaped center and thick prickly pine-needle type leaves that stick me every time I pick it up to move it :o
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 10, 2015, 02:18:23 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
Yes. I think that's what it's called..
It's got a pineapple shaped center and thick prickly pine-needle type leaves that stick me every time I pick it up to move it :o

That's a sago palm all right, the leaves stick into your hands even better when they are dead and brittle....
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Post by: RVR II on April 10, 2015, 02:21:35 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
Yes. I think that's what it's called..
It's got a pineapple shaped center and thick prickly pine-needle type leaves that stick me every time I pick it up to move it :o

That's a sago palm all right, the leaves stick into your hands even better when they are dead and brittle....
Ok, and my bunny like's to munch on them from time to time
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 10, 2015, 03:03:01 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
Yes. I think that's what it's called..
It's got a pineapple shaped center and thick prickly pine-needle type leaves that stick me every time I pick it up to move it :o

That's a sago palm all right, the leaves stick into your hands even better when they are dead and brittle....
Ok, and my bunny like's to munch on them from time to time

I guess large sago palms are pretty expensive, I was thinking of the little ones you can get cheap, they grow so slowly that one a few feet tall is something like 50 years old.
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Post by: RVR II on April 10, 2015, 03:49:13 PM
That 1 big plant (forget what it's called).. We have a couple of those and I would always be the one to bring them in for the winter..

They thrive in southern Mexico but are very expensive there :o

Sago palm?  That the big one in the middle, it's not actually a palm, but a cycad.  The one to the left is a different type of cycad that also grows in Mexico, not sure if it really is a cardboard palm or a very close looking relative, it's definitely a type of Zamia.

Edit: I don't think Sago Palms are very expensive, the Zamia is very expensive so when that started making new leaves I was very relieved.
Yes. I think that's what it's called..
It's got a pineapple shaped center and thick prickly pine-needle type leaves that stick me every time I pick it up to move it :o

That's a sago palm all right, the leaves stick into your hands even better when they are dead and brittle....
Ok, and my bunny like's to munch on them from time to time

I guess large sago palms are pretty expensive, I was thinking of the little ones you can get cheap, they grow so slowly that one a few feet tall is something like 50 years old.
Yeah they take ages to grow that's for sure :o
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Post by: LucasM on April 10, 2015, 07:18:55 PM
3 months after the F#&@ing failed furnace fiasco some of the plants I was about to write off as gone are showing signs of life, and the place is not looking quite so bleak now:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp6/greenhousecomingback.jpg)

Glad to hear these are showing signs of recovery.  About how many did you lose with the furnace problem?
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 10, 2015, 08:31:01 PM
3 months after the F#&@ing failed furnace fiasco some of the plants I was about to write off as gone are showing signs of life, and the place is not looking quite so bleak now:

(http://www.science.widener.edu/~schultz/temp6/greenhousecomingback.jpg)

Glad to hear these are showing signs of recovery.  About how many did you lose with the furnace problem?

Hard to replace stuff that died:
Pretty much all of the small pots that the Biology Club was going to try and sell.
One really nice staghorn fern I had been growing for 2+ years.
One norfolk island pine
All the orchids
All the ginger (ginger has the most amazing smelling flowers)
All the coffee plants a professor had been growing for 8 months.
All the Euphorbia tirucalli (milk bush)
One or 2 types of cacti, one for sure, one still has patches of green on one plant. (luckily most cacti are able to withstand low temps so we didn't lose many of them)
Most of the vine type succulents that I can never remember the name of...

Easy to replace stuff gone:
All the geraniums
Most of the christmas cacti
Most of the aloe vera

Thought the cycads were all dead but they are all recovering
Thought the night blooming cereus was gone but it just started sending up new shoots this week.
Had hope for the large bird of paradise plant and it is coming back, 3 smaller pots of them gone though.

Geraniums from seed are already getting big.
Planted some cherry tomatoes and herbs from seed just for fun and to get some green leaves back quickly, they are all large already.

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Post by: LucasM on April 11, 2015, 02:38:38 AM
 :( That's a lot that were lost to the cold.

I know that represented a lot of work, as well as being such a shame that they died.

I'm glad that at least some recovered, and that some of the replacements are already taking hold.
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Post by: Nobody on April 15, 2015, 03:00:26 AM
Five weeks ago tomorrow, I started a structured weight loss and eating plan, and I have stuck to it with a discipline that has surprised me.  According to the handy spreadsheet that I created to track my progress, to date I have lost 19.4 pounds.

I have a lot more to do, but I am a little proud of my success so far.
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Post by: BathTub on April 15, 2015, 04:08:03 AM
Fantastic!
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 15, 2015, 04:16:47 AM
Weigh to go, JTT!  :clap:
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Post by: Darth Geek on April 15, 2015, 07:50:20 AM
Five weeks ago tomorrow, I started a structured weight loss and eating plan, and I have stuck to it with a discipline that has surprised me.  According to the handy spreadsheet that I created to track my progress, to date I have lost 19.4 pounds.

I have a lot more to do, but I am a little proud of my success so far.
Congratulations.
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Post by: LucasM on April 15, 2015, 11:54:31 AM
Congrats, J-T-T!!  That is great!
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Post by: jonalame on April 15, 2015, 12:19:43 PM
No pushing wheelbarrows full of cement this summer for this guy! I'll be sitting in the air-conditioning getting a monitor tan.
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Post by: k1 on April 15, 2015, 03:38:43 PM
My kids web series Kids Unboxing Stuff is entered in the LootCrate Covert Contest.

If they win with the most votes they will win a lifetime supply of boxes & a new camera, meaning their show can continue indefinitely.

Here's some incentive for you to vote for them:
http://www.youtube.com/v/LoS4wsF_H5g?rel=0&amp;hd=0

VOTE HERE! (http://tiny.cc/voteOWC)

And YES, if they win I absolutely will film the carnage & post video online.
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Post by: RVR II on April 15, 2015, 04:23:44 PM
Oh hey! I was able to vote again :o
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Post by: k1 on April 15, 2015, 04:49:04 PM
Sweet! That's another potential water balloon  :speechless:

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Post by: RVR II on April 15, 2015, 04:57:38 PM
Sweet! That's another potential water balloon  :speechless:
Are you sure these balloons will be filled with water and not some other mystery liquid?? :o
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Post by: k1 on April 15, 2015, 04:58:53 PM
Sweet! That's another potential water balloon  :speechless:
Are you sure these balloons will be filled with water and not some other mystery liquid?? :o

I'll be sure to supervise just in case.
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Post by: RVR II on April 15, 2015, 05:01:07 PM
Sweet! That's another potential water balloon  :speechless:
Are you sure these balloons will be filled with water and not some other mystery liquid?? :o

I'll be sure to supervise just in case.
Perrrrrfecto!! 8)
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 17, 2015, 07:36:54 PM
I haven't had alcohol in seven years.  ;D

"'Twas the pig fair last September,
A day I well remember,
As up and down I strode in drunken pride.
Then my knees began to flutter,
And I sank down in the gutter,
And a pig came up, and lay down by my side.
As I lay there in the gutter,
Thinking thoughts I could not utter,
I thought I heard a passing lady say,
"You can tell the man who boozes,
By the company that he chooses."
And with that, the pig got up and walked away."
Don't know who wrote that, but I heard Hoyt Axton recite it.
 
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Post by: LucasM on April 17, 2015, 07:41:46 PM
Congrats!  7 years is a big deal!

(http://i432.photobucket.com/albums/qq49/LucasM06/fireworks1-1_zps8a59b54e.gif~original)
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Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 18, 2015, 08:32:35 AM
Yeah, good work on that.  Hope it's been proven rewarding to stay on the path.
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 18, 2015, 12:59:25 PM
Thanks, guys!  I love it.  It' very rewarding.  :)
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Lembach on April 18, 2015, 01:55:56 PM
Let's celebrate! Drinks are on me!

Oh wait. That's inappropriate. I'm so sorry.

Heroin is on me!
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 18, 2015, 02:03:53 PM
 :duel:     <--- simulates us injecting each other with heroin.   :speechless: No thanks!
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Post by: MSTJedi on April 18, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
Okay, just a small hit on the bong and we'll get this party started, then.
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Post by: Quantum Vagina on April 18, 2015, 03:32:41 PM
*snorts 5 cocaines*
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Post by: Lembach on April 18, 2015, 04:18:48 PM
*snorts 5 cocaines*

You fool! That's not cocaine! Have you never seen Pulp Fiction??
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Post by: jonalame on April 18, 2015, 04:19:54 PM
I need an adult.
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Post by: Colonel_Mustard on April 18, 2015, 05:01:28 PM
I haven't had alcohol in seven years.  ;D

That's Fantastic Miku Fan. Congratulations on your sobriety Miku Fan  :clap:  I went over 14 years on Jan 7th myself. Stick with it. So worth it...
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 19, 2015, 12:10:16 AM
Congrats! I haven't had a beer since Christmas.  I'm not trying to quit, I just don't think they're worth the calories anymore. Would rather have even shitty candy than good alcohol.

Thank you!  I also don't care for the calories.  I'm just too old- the pounds come on too quickly, and are too slow in coming off.  I take inspiration from the posts of people such as seals you and LucasM. Seeing you guys getting into shape encourages me to keep at it.
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Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on April 19, 2015, 09:47:11 PM
I gained about an inch on my belt in December, just now getting back to where I was last fall... 
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Post by: d00hickey on April 20, 2015, 07:35:12 AM
I've lost 20lbs in the last 3 months. I eat as much as I want as long as it doesn't contain sugar, carbs, processed grains or dairy (in descending order of most important to avoid). I wish I did this years ago, I love the food I eat now so much I can't imagine eating the stuff I used to eat on a regular basis. I also feel great and sleep better.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: k1 on April 20, 2015, 10:07:50 AM
My kids web series Kids Unboxing Stuff is entered in the LootCrate Covert Contest.

If they win with the most votes they will win a lifetime supply of boxes & a new camera, meaning their show can continue indefinitely.

Here's some incentive for you to vote for them:
http://www.youtube.com/v/LoS4wsF_H5g?rel=0&amp;hd=0

VOTE HERE! (http://tiny.cc/voteOWC)

And YES, if they win I absolutely will film the carnage & post video online.

Last day to vote!  Please?
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Post by: anais.butterfly on April 20, 2015, 04:44:09 PM
I voted!  :highfive:
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Post by: RVR II on April 20, 2015, 07:39:02 PM
Just hit 5000 subscribers on my YouTube channel :highfive: :cheers:
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Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2015, 09:44:15 AM
Any day where you go to discuss the details of a position you've been offered and are told "Yeah I'm bad at writing job descriptions, I know it says admin but what I meant was Assistant Director; I need you to run the department and oversee the staff including the film theatre" is a very good day indeed. :D
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Post by: RVR II on April 22, 2015, 09:46:20 AM
Any day where you go to discuss the details of a position you've been offered and are told "Yeah I'm bad at writing job descriptions, I know it says admin but what I meant was Assistant Director; I need you to run the department and oversee the staff including the film theatre" is a very good day indeed. :D
Cool! I presume there's a nice pay raise to boot? :o
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Post by: Tripe on April 22, 2015, 11:31:55 AM
Like ~215% increase, or there abouts. :)
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Post by: RVR II on April 22, 2015, 11:33:45 AM
Like ~215% increase, or there abouts. :)
Well nowie..
I'd say that's worth a big WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :o
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Post by: LucasM on April 22, 2015, 07:25:52 PM
Congrats, Tripe!  That's a nice bump both in job and pay.  :)
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 22, 2015, 07:58:51 PM
It's as if Tripe's avatar is shouting, "Goal!!"
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Post by: Sideswipe on April 22, 2015, 09:22:58 PM
Christopher Lee cares not for your mortal sporting events.
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Post by: LucasM on April 27, 2015, 07:19:19 PM
I got myself to go to Meijer’s last night (after most everyone else has left: after midnight), and bought some new pants.  I know that if it has taken losing 35 lb to lose about two inches there is NO WAY that I would (or SHOULD!) lose enough to make pants at my new 34” waist-size ‘obsolete’.

While there I was – briefly – bothered because, since the last time I bought pants there, they instituted a ‘no dressing room access after hours’ (which, apparently, means ‘after ~7:30pm’, which no WAY could I ever manage with the number of people around at that time being as overwhelming as that much activity and noise is to me [even if I was able to be awake then]).  But I thought, basically, “I have the capacity to be irritated/angered, or just ‘go with it’.”  And I was able to remove the negative feeling, and just went ahead and BOUGHT all of the ones I was going to try, and figured – if necessary – I could return any that don’t fit comfortably (Customer Service is, oddly, open til 11pm [which I could tolerate in a pinch], though the fitting rooms close 3 1/2 hours earlier).  I mean seriously: ALL of the jeans I have been wearing the last few years are 36”x30” and since losing the weight all but ONE pair fall off if I don’t keep pulling them up, how likely is it that 34”x30” pants would not fit right?  [I know ‘cut’ and ‘brand’ make it vary, which is why the one pair of 36x30 pants I have actually still fit, but that’s pretty rare to vary by THAT much.]
 
So I have EIGHT pairs of new pants, with no two alike.  I think only two are even the same brand and style, but ALL are different colors (e.g. lighter blue, dark blue, light grey, medium grey, black, brown, a subdued green, etc.).  When I got home I tried them all on.  Since they fit, I decided to keep them all – after all, it’s not like I’m buying new clothes every year (at least ‘nothing but new tees with pop-cultural-referencing designs on them’  ;)).  They happened to ALL be on sale, as well.
 
Despite my general dislike of 'shopping', because this was basically a celebration of my success at eating better, other than the fitting room glitch, it was actually FUN checking out what was there and available and picking different colors/styles (though six of the eight are jeans, they vary tremendously in how much they look like ‘standard’ jeans).


Oh yeah, another WWWWWOOOOOOOO!!!!: this past Saturday (the 25th) makes one full year where I didn't eat anything where sugar was a main ingredient (no cookies, cake, donuts, ice cream, candy, pie, etc.)!  Most bizarre thing is I miss it more as a 'lifetime habit' than I do as if I'm depriving myself of something I enjoyed.  I guess because, without it, I'm noticing less seizing, shorter recovery time when I do have seizure activity, less back and neck pain, and slightly clearer thinking - with those on the other side of the equation, it is an EASY trade-off!


EDIT:  Oh yeah: the first 'WWWWWOOOOOOO!!!!' (about buying new pants) is that I no longer have to pull my pants up every step or two (I hate belts!). ;D
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Post by: LucasM on April 27, 2015, 08:45:20 PM
Shit. I can't give up the sweet white pony permanently like that. Wish I could.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/81/58/87/815887327b4fe3a2e78a36d4ce791892.jpg)
"Give up who?  ...little ol' me?"

 ;D


Seriously, once the addiction part is past (sugar has been shown to be more addictive than cocaine: it lights up the same reward areas of the human brain when it is ingested, and rats addicted to cocaine and sugar, when given a choice, preferred the sugar to the cocaine!) ...at any rate, once past the chemical addiction part it was more 'habit retraining' than anything else.

Of course the first few days were brutal.  And the first month or so was no piece of cake. ;)  But over time it got easier, when I knew the alternative.  [The 'never again' decision came after a serious seizure event, then reading within a day or two that sugar aggravates seizure activity.]
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: LucasM on April 27, 2015, 10:09:59 PM
I've done "no sweets" months, and they're hard at first and get easier, but I always am thinking, "Can't wait for the first, going to slam my face into a bucket of frozen yogurt and either eat it fast enough or aspirate it."  Or something along those lines.

Admittedly, if - for me - there wasn't the threat of "possible future grand mal seizures" (which would mean I could no longer drive, and - living alone - likely would ultimately result in my death) it would not have been something that I could have convinced myself to do for 'the rest of my life'.  But I saw my health deteriorating, not the least being my brain health, and simply couldn't tolerate losing any more functioning; I've lost so much already.

Though there are many other people who give it up because they recognize how evil that stuff is (the World Health Organization was about to put a recommended cap of 10g of sugar A DAY as their maximum, given how damaging it is to every body system [right up until the sugar lobby put pressure on the US gov't, who then threatened to withhold our annual dues to the WHO until the sugar recommendation was removed]).

Possibly for interest in it (if you have any) check out JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet (http://www.amazon.com/JJ-Virgins-Sugar-Impact-Diet/dp/1455577847) in which she goes into how to transfer what one eats from high sugar to lower sugar foods.  Phasing it out is a lot easier than cold turkeying it.  (The book was released a couple months after I'd already quit, so I never got to utilize the technique.)

There's still sweet things one can eat, but they are just a different kind of sweet (derived largely from fruit and healthier sources, rather than cane, or worse, sugarbeet, refined sugar, or even more deadly to one's health, high fructose corn syrup).  I mean, seriously, check this out: Chocolate Avocado Mousse (http://draxe.com/recipe/chocolate-mousse/), or this: Black Bean Brownies (http://draxe.com/recipe/black-bean-brownies/).  They are supposed to taste extraordinary.  [I don't recall if he says, with the honey that is in one, that it should be unprocessed: i.e. it should NOT be liquid at room temperature or come in a plastic bear, or honey is no better than any other refined sugar.  <= make note, anyone who uses honey from a plastic bear to have 'more healthy' sweetener in coffee or tea (I used to be one of you, thinking I was doing good stuff for myself!)]

In fact, in one of the health presentations I've been watching over the last year or so, for the brownies (I think it was) about a seven year old neighbor kid (not raised on healthy versions of things) asked, "how can this be healthy for me if it tastes this good?"

At this point I won't even allow myself things as nutritious as those are, because they have so much 'unrefined' sugar, and because I still don't trust myself to not 'eat it all' quite yet.  I do think I'll get to that point in the future, though.  It is just too soon after giving up such an intractable lifetime habit for me to chance it yet.
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Post by: Miku Fan on April 28, 2015, 09:12:04 AM
Thanks for the links, LucasM.  I'm also interested in them.
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Post by: LucasM on April 28, 2015, 10:04:50 AM
You're welcome, Im & Miku Fan.  Glad I can share some things I've learned along the way.
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Post by: d00hickey on April 28, 2015, 06:13:47 PM
Thanks for that too Lucas. I went cold turkey on sugars a little over 2 months ago and I found it to be easier than I thought it would be. I crave sweet stuff more but a simple apple or banana usually fixes that. The only time I will eat sweets is if my sister bakes something (shes a baker) for a special occasion.

I just remind myself that people around the world, and people for thousands of years, subsisted with very little sweets in their diets.

Also the glycemic index of real honey or maple syrup is basically the same as corn syrup or sugar. Just because it's natural (sugar and corn syrup are also natural) doesn't make it any healthier.
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Post by: LucasM on April 28, 2015, 07:06:20 PM
[EDIT just before posting:  To anyone reading this, at NO POINT during this post am I angry or irritated.  I may come off as 'curt' in responses, or as overwhelming, as I ended up writing far more than I had any business doing.  (Some may remember my "I should never post on a day where I had an appointment" rule?  I had four appointments today, and I didn't manage to follow that rule today, so am highly detailed and cover a LOT of info here.)]


d00hickey, you're welcome also.  Congrats on going sugar-free as well. :highfive:  Isn't it amazing how things that - when sugar was a bigger part of the diet - never seemed like much can taste so sweet now that your taste buds have been reset?  :)

The glycemic index of real honey or maple syrup may be the same as corn syrup or refined/table sugar.  And it should not be used in excess any more than refined sugars.  But unrefined honey has benefit to the body that the others do not.  The Many Health Benefits of Raw Honey (http://draxe.com/the-many-health-benefits-of-raw-honey/)

But the glycemic index is actually not the best gauge of effects of anything in the body, as it measures only glucose a specific time after ingestion of a substance.  Since sugars come in many forms (e.g. fructose), glycemic index (and/or load) are, at best, incomplete in assessment of sugar impact on the body.  [e.g. a drink of pure fructose would show no glycemic impact (or no significant one), while trashing the body and liver]  Plus, since it does not take into account the immediate and delayed effects of sugars, it gives a very incomplete view of what is actually going on physiologically (it is sort-of like looking at a pregnancy at four months and assuming that is representative and saying, "you'll never gain more than about 5-6 pounds" to a newly-pregnant woman).

Nutritionist JJ Virgin, for this reason, uses glycemic load combined with other measures of physiological effects when she charted a huge number of fruits and veggies in the book The Sugar Impact Diet (link in blue in one of the posts above).  She did that so that people could eat foods classified by taking into account these various factors (immediate/delayed impact, glucose/fructose/etc.).  She rates the ones worst for health so they can be completely avoided, and others that are healthier into either 'caution' or 'OK'.  But I don't believe any of the fruits are 'eat all you want'.  [Having heard her talk a few times, and knowing she's got a MENSA-level IQ (>140) that she's applied to this issue, I tend to trust that she has actually got the brainpower to analyze physiology and food effects simultaneously, and give actual-impact recommendations far better than anyone in the average population.  ('Average population' includes 99.9% of physicians who are taught virtually nothing about nutrition in school, so generally just go with the standard 'food pyramid' which was created with significant input by representatives of the grain, dairy, and beef councils who clearly had a lot to gain by saying, "people need to eat more of what we're selling".)]


Now to what I was buried in writing (for about two hours it appears), before d00hickey's post and my writing my response to it above:

This was something that was on a page about sugar.  It is a lot of sugar info that puts sugar in perspective.  It's large, so I have put it under a spoiler.
Spoiler (click to show/hide)


Oh, and a correction of what I wrote above: the mice chose cocaine and Oreos (sugar/fat) in equal amounts, it was that the reward parts of the brain lit up far more for the sugar/fat combo than it did for the cocaine.  What that translates to is that sugar (especially combined with fat) is more 'rewarding' so would likely be more resistant to cutting down or stopping than cocaine.

As one person in a health presentation I recently saw said (paraphrasing) "we all have to eat, but keeping high-sugar items in the house and thinking we can eat 'just a little' is like a cocaine addict keeping cocaine in the house and saying they can have 'just a little'."

The sugar/fat combination is particularly deadly to the body, because either one alone will cause some physical problems, but the two together are quite toxic.  When sugar and fat are ingested in roughly a 50/50 ratio (think: glazed donut [one of my old faves]), the fat decreases the cells' insulin sensitivity, while the sugar increases the blood insulin levels.  In addition to packing on the pounds, especially around the waist, this results in strain on the liver.  ["nonalcoholic fatty liver disease" (http://www.liverfoundation.org/abouttheliver/info/nafld/)]  According to multiple physicians I've been listening to, prior to about 20 years ago, the only people 'fatty liver' was found in was long-term alcoholics.  Now it is getting common enough in the general population of the US (~25%!) that they had to come up with the term 'nonalcoholic fatty liver disease'.  It can potentially result in cirrhosis, and liver failure.


Some other information that may be helpful if changing one's diet to something healthier: the belief that sadly took place starting in the '80s, "eating fat causes you to get fat," is simply wrong.  The truth is that healthy fats (e.g. avocado, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, ghee (clarified butter) from grass-fed, no-antibiotic-or-hormone cows (http://www.amazon.com/Purity-Farm-Organic-Clarified-13-Ounce/dp/B0046IIPMW), and such) are absolutely necessary for health.  But unhealthy fats (anything with 'hydrogonated' or 'partially hydrogonated' in the name, or that are high in omega-6 fats like canola oil [which is the antithesis of healthy: if you own any, throw it out immediately] or any frying media used in restaurants or fast food chains, etc.) are phenomenally unhealthy.  The brain is in large part made of fat - on a low fat diet the brain cannot work correctly... but it has to be the healthy fats.  Fat is also what causes the satiety response.  If fats are cut down significantly, we never feel 'full' or satisfied, so we keep eating or at least always feel hungry and 'deprived'.  [Of the healthy fats, the one I've heard most recommended for cooking is coconut oil, but I am allergic to coconuts, so the next best thing is the ghee.]


Shit... I'm getting deep into this stuff again. >:(  [A day of appointments today, so self-monitoring is limited, and harder to cut myself off.]
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Post by: RandyMistie on April 28, 2015, 09:38:05 PM
I haven't had sugar in years. I have a tooth sensitivity to "naked" sugars, like cakes, candy, pies, etc... the pain takes care of me missing Snickers bars!

There is sugar in a lot of foods though. Tomato sauce is hard on everybody's teeth but especially mine. Still eat it, though! But, I have to have Sensydine ready to brush with immediately afterwards. Even at a restaurant, I pack a travel toothbrush and paste. Teeth still ache for a day or two afterwards.

Oh well, nobody cares about all this, carry on...

But, I do miss ice cream...
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Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 05, 2015, 10:43:14 PM
Just picked up the Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki blu ray set.

Excited to watch the set in chronological order.
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Post by: LucasM on May 06, 2015, 02:37:48 AM
Sounds great!  It really would be something to watch them all in the order he produced them, especially in HD.
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 08, 2015, 10:28:56 AM
Its the 70th anniversary of VE day!
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Post by: RVR II on May 08, 2015, 10:32:13 AM
Its the 70th anniversary of VE day!
:topgun:
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Post by: Sideswipe on May 08, 2015, 11:08:56 AM
There were no F-14s in WWII! 
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Post by: RVR II on May 08, 2015, 12:31:25 PM
There were no F-14s in WWII!
Well if there was uh nuther emoji option, id use it ;D
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Post by: Miku Fan on May 08, 2015, 06:00:04 PM
There were no F-14s in WWII!
Well if there was uh nuther emoji option, id use it ;D

There were no emojis in WW!!.  Maybe you could post  a Killroy.
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Post by: RVR II on May 08, 2015, 06:23:35 PM
There were no F-14s in WWII!
Well if there was uh nuther emoji option, id use it ;D

There were no emojis in WW!!.  Maybe you could post  a Killroy.
(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h275/rvr2/03/wopl_smile_zpsugjosdvz.gif) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/rvr2/media/03/wopl_smile_zpsugjosdvz.gif.html)
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Post by: Miku Fan on May 09, 2015, 08:19:37 AM
Just picked up the Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki blu ray set.

Excited to watch the set in chronological order.


Some of the best animation, ever.
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Post by: MSTJedi on May 09, 2015, 08:57:18 AM
Just picked up the Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki blu ray set.

Excited to watch the set in chronological order.


Some of the best animation, ever.

Definitely. May have to get that set myself eventually, since I'll most likely be leaving all the Ghibli movies with my wife and kids when I move out. I think she'd fight me for those things.
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Post by: Zeether on May 09, 2015, 12:13:26 PM
I graduated!

Now to begin the painful process of job hunting...
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Post by: RoninFox on May 09, 2015, 02:43:11 PM
I got a new nephew this morning. My sister's first child (which shes wanted for such a long time) was finally born. He was stubborn, due on Monday, but showed up just in time for my sis to celebrate her firat mothers day.
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Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2015, 08:29:51 PM
I graduated!

Now to begin the painful process of job hunting...

Congratulations!  Graduated from ____?  Any specialty?
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Post by: LucasM on May 09, 2015, 08:31:16 PM
I got a new nephew this morning. My sister's first child (which shes wanted for such a long time) was finally born. He was stubborn, due on Monday, but showed up just in time for my sis to celebrate her firat mothers day.

Congrats to you!  (And to her I suppose.... ;))

That is pretty awesome that it arrived JUST before Mother's Day.  I can see the whole family scrambling to get cards and such for her for it, with it being unexpected yet. ;D
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: MSTJedi on May 11, 2015, 06:03:55 PM
Got a call from a prospective employer today for an interview. It's for a utility locator company, so the job would be a lot of outside work, but since I drive a bus without AC as it is, I'm used to dealing with the weather. I could also use a bit more exercise in my daily routine (as in any), so that's not a problem, either. I hope things go well so I can finally have a full-time job. It's not my dream job, but the minimal supervision and varying workplace are very appealing.
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 11, 2015, 06:05:02 PM
Congrats and good luck!
Title: Re: WWWWWOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Post by: RVR II on May 11, 2015, 06:08:23 PM
Got