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Title: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 19, 2008, 08:34:50 PM
I will answer all questions with honest answers.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Rude on March 19, 2008, 08:43:37 PM
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1. Does a remake damage the integrity of the original film?

2. Have you ever read an entire book written by someone who fundamentally disagrees with your point of view on any subject?

3. Yes or No... is MST3K better than Rifftrax?

-Rude
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 19, 2008, 08:58:40 PM
1. Does a remake damage the integrity of the original film?

Depends on the integrity of the original film. I go to the church of "remaking bad movies to make them better." I watched the Sinister Urge episode of MST3K a few days ago, and in the end I thought it had the potential to be a decent action flick if given to the right people. I also perfectly understand the reasons for remakes back in the old days of Hollywood, back before VCRs and oversees shipping.

A remake of a good movie, however, is pointless these days. It'd be much cheaper to just rerelease the original film and not piss anyone off. Yes, remakes can easily damage the integrity of a film, and if a bad remake stops you from watching the original, then it's a crime.

2. Have you ever read an entire book written by someone who fundamentally disagrees with your point of view on any subject?

Besides the Bible? Off the top of my head, Tim Allen's "I'm Not Really Here," which was a funny enough book to read through, but I don't buy into the theoretical physics and dogmas he explored in the book.

3. Yes or No... is MST3K better than Rifftrax?

Oh, nothing thus far has been able to match MST3K. Rifftrax is great, but the character interactions and storylines really brought the show to a level that's been unmatched sense.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: MrTorso on March 19, 2008, 09:32:16 PM
How worried should I be about my hair?

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Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 19, 2008, 09:36:48 PM
How worried should I be about my hair?

(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/MrTorso/mrthair.jpg)

Hair is one of the most dumbest things ever fret over. In any case, if you have a history of baldness in your family, I'd say just suck it in and deal with it.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 20, 2008, 04:22:00 AM
How worried should I be about my hair?

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Just get a great toupee like this guy got.___________________________________________________________________!
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GLaDOS on March 20, 2008, 06:46:25 AM
I will answer all questions with honest answers.
Mister Mcduck,
1. How much would you pay me for $30 million dollars?
2. What is your favorite song by the band Men without hats?
3. What would you do for a klondike bar?
4. Would you ever go into a bar that has lesbians in it?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 20, 2008, 04:27:49 PM
Mister Mcduck,
1. How much would you pay me for $30 million dollars?
2. What is your favorite song by the band Men without hats?
3. What would you do for a klondike bar?
4. Would you ever go into a bar that has lesbians in it?
Thank you.

1. Payment? If Heather Mills gets 48.6 million dollars for doing shit, I fully expect you to hand that money right now!

2. I only know one, and it's the one everyone else knows.

3. I would buy one.

4. As I don't go to bars to pick up woman, if I had a reason to go into one, like if some lesbian friends invitied me, I'd go. Of course, I need some lesbian friends first.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 20, 2008, 04:58:00 PM
Do you think Hillary Clinton is really a woman?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 20, 2008, 05:17:46 PM
Do you think Hillary Clinton is really a woman?

In that she has a vagina? I think she does.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on March 20, 2008, 05:23:39 PM
This is a really good idea for a thread.  Wish I'd thought of it.

1.  What would your number one pick be for a Rifftrax and alternatively for a Fan-Riff?

2.  Where in the world IS Carman Sandiego already?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 20, 2008, 09:04:19 PM
1.  What would your number one pick be for a Rifftrax and alternatively for a Fan-Riff?

Right now, my number one request for a riff is The Postman, but overall I want a return to cheesy 80s badness. I think fan riffs should go in directions no one else is going, which is why I chose the less obvious Akira over my original choice, the 98 Godzilla. I'd love to see someone make a string of riffs for films in the Criterion collection, or silent films, or really foreigny stuff. If you're not doing it for money, you should really try and think out of the box.

2.  Where in the world IS Carman Sandiego already?

THERE SHE IS!

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Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Tyrant on March 20, 2008, 09:08:37 PM
My question is simple:

  Lemon or lime?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 20, 2008, 09:12:09 PM
My question is simple:

  Lemon or lime?

If I have choose between them, lemon.

But I always go for lemon AND lime when I can.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 20, 2008, 11:28:14 PM
1. Which kicks more ass: Greek phalanx or Roman maniple formation?

2. if RoninFox was eaten by a wolf, what would you do with the wolf?

3. Should I choose Power Attack or Improved Initiative as my next feat?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 21, 2008, 07:54:51 AM
1. Which kicks more ass: Greek phalanx or Roman maniple formation?

The phalanx on a technicality, because I find myself largely uneducated about the Roman army.

2. if RoninFox was eaten by a wolf, what would you do with the wolf?

As in RoninFox the person? As I've never met the man in real life and we don't live anywhere near each other, I'd say "not a whole lot." If the question is "do I think it's ethical to kill a dangerous animal that has killed somebody" then the answer is yes.

3. Should I choose Power Attack or Improved Initiative as my next feat?

That depends on your class and the classes of everyone else in your party., but I always have more fun with characters that give more damage then those that are fast. Imagine fighting a dragon, right? You really have to kill this fucking dragon (let's say the dragon killed RoninFox). Which makes more sense? To run around it's legs, giving little pin pricks and taking eight hours to kill the thing, or take it out in three minutes with a few direct hits.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 21, 2008, 10:41:23 AM

2. if RoninFox was eaten by a wolf, what would you do with the wolf?

As in RoninFox the person? As I've never met the man in real life and we don't live anywhere near each other, I'd say "not a whole lot." If the question is "do I think it's ethical to kill a dangerous animal that has killed somebody" then the answer is yes.


Okay, so you kill the animal that has just killed and eaten RoninFox, now do you bury the wolf like they normally bury a dead animal, or do you bury the wolf like they bury dead humans since most of the human is now inside the wolf's stomach and intestines?

I mean, do you bury the wolf's body in the human's grave, or do you extract the remains of the human and put them in the grave?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 21, 2008, 12:07:09 PM
Who really broke up The Beatles?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Nick on March 21, 2008, 01:47:14 PM
I have a very serious conundrum for you Greg. Say a werewolf and a zombie were fighting, and they both bit each other. What would the nightmarish creatures than turn into?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 21, 2008, 05:15:26 PM
Okay, so you kill the animal that has just killed and eaten RoninFox, now do you bury the wolf like they normally bury a dead animal, or do you bury the wolf like they bury dead humans since most of the human is now inside the wolf's stomach and intestines?

I mean, do you bury the wolf's body in the human's grave, or do you extract the remains of the human and put them in the grave?

Well, again, I don't fit into RoninFox's family and friends, so it's not my decision to make. If it happened to someone I know, I'd personally just have the wolf buried like any other dead animal and have a closed casket funeral. It all ends up in the same place anyway.

Who really broke up The Beatles?

All of them did. John Lennon was the most "out there" but besides doing drugs, they really didn't have a lot in common. Listen to a Paul song then a John song then a George song then a Ringo song. They're all very different songs. They all had different ideas on what good music was. It's like if Thom Yorke, Garth Brooks, one of the guys from Korn and Paul Anka all started a band. They may be the most popular band in the world, but each member has different end goals, and a band like that can only stay together for so long.

I have a very serious conundrum for you Greg. Say a werewolf and a zombie were fighting, and they both bit each other. What would the nightmarish creatures than turn into?

I don't imagine anything would happen to the zombie since there ain't no blood flow for the werewolf bite virus or whatever to spread. But what about the werewolf? Depends on what kind of werewolf. Some portrayals of lycanthropism see it as regeneration, with wounds healing when the forms change. It that's so, then there's a chance the werewolf will end up ok. If not, then yeah, we'd have a zombie werewolf on our hands. But good news. A rotting body probably won't be able to handle so many transformations, and a zombie werewolf will eventually break itself apart.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GLaDOS on March 21, 2008, 08:52:58 PM
Have you now or ever been a fan of George Wendt?
What is your favorite method of swimming in the money bin?
What do you think of the idea of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a singer?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Ortega on March 21, 2008, 10:05:06 PM
1. Coke or Pepsi?  Explain
2. Star Wars or Star Trek? Explain
3. M&M's or Reese's Pieces? Explain
4. Automatic or 5-Speed? Explain
5. and of course, Boxers or Briefs? Explain
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 21, 2008, 10:28:17 PM
Have you now or ever been a fan of George Wendt?

Well, I grew up with Cheers, it was kind of a bonding show between me and my dad, so I feel a warm fuzzy feeling whenever I see anyone from the show on anything else. I even get a warm feeling for dumb ol' Ted Danson. This fuzzy feeling made Natural Born Killers a weird film to watch. I don't think George Wendt is a great actor, but he seems like a nice guy and I hope he continues to find work.

What is your favorite method of swimming in the money bin?

Backstroke.

What do you think of the idea of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a singer?

Whatever gets the Youtubers' jollies off.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 21, 2008, 10:36:21 PM
1. Coke or Pepsi?  Explain

Coke. It just plain tastes better.

2. Star Wars or Star Trek? Explain

Way too apples and oranges for me. I grew up with both pretty equally. I'm going to have to saw Star Trek, simply because they've managed to hold a high standard of quality longer. The original series is campy nowadays but a lot of fun, Next Generation and Deep Space Nine are some of the best things to show on television, and Voyager and Enterprise were weaker but still fairly solid.  Star Wars had three amazing movies that continue to be amazing and I can watch them anytime, but nothing really great has come from them since 1983.

3. M&M's or Reese's Pieces? Explain

Do they even sell Reese's Pieces anymore? I haven't had any in years. Still, Reeses's anythings tend to be better then anything else.

4. Automatic or 5-Speed? Explain

Automatics are for wussies, man! I'm going ride all over your automatic, and then I'm going home to collect my baseball cards!

5. and of course, Boxers or Briefs? Explain

Boxers. I like a little air while I walk.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Ortega on March 21, 2008, 10:45:15 PM
actually 5-Speed is another term for Stick-Shift Transmission....
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on March 21, 2008, 11:27:29 PM
How disturbing do you find it that a string of questions about myself being eaten has come up?

(By the way, no one hurts that wolf, you hear me?)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 22, 2008, 07:31:10 AM
How disturbing do you find it that a string of questions about myself being eaten has come up?

Very. Less on the fact of you being eaten and more on the fact that the forum expect ME to deal with your remains.

(By the way, no one hurts that wolf, you hear me?)

Wolves are neat, for the record. One of the best dogs I ever had was half-wolf. She looked just like Amaterasu from the game Okami. My younger sister named the dog Xena. Guess what show my sister was into at the time.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: anais.jude on March 22, 2008, 08:13:00 PM


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Who really broke up The Beatles?

All of them did. John Lennon was the most "out there" but besides doing drugs, they really didn't have a lot in common. Listen to a Paul song then a John song then a George song then a Ringo song. They're all very different songs. They all had different ideas on what good music was. It's like if Thom Yorke, Garth Brooks, one of the guys from Korn and Paul Anka all started a band. They may be the most popular band in the world, but each member has different end goals, and a band like that can only stay together for so long.



no, the band members had a lot in common and they were friends, but friends grow apart. And, technically, the answer is Paul.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GLaDOS on March 22, 2008, 08:52:18 PM
Would you donate your pancreas to Patrick Swayze?
What's your favorite Patrick Swayze movie?
Apples or Oranges?
Mario or Luigi?
Close Encounters or E.T.?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 22, 2008, 09:57:46 PM
Would you donate your pancreas to Patrick Swayze?

No. Not that I want Patrick dead or anything, but why him? Out of the 33,000 people who get this kind of cancer, why this one? Because unlike the other 32,999 people, he made a few movies? Now, I am an organ donor, so if I die before Patrick I guess it might reach him, but if I have any control of where my organs are going, they're going to my family and loved ones.

What's your favorite Patrick Swayze movie?
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As silly as it is, Red Dawn fulfills a sort of macho fantasy, and it's a lot of fun to watch. As part of a generation that grew up playing fort with my GI Joes, it's not hard to imagine myself going to the same extremes if my town gets overrun by the Russians. I guess technically Ghost is his best made film, but I don't nearly have as much fun as I do when I watch Red Dawn.

Apples or Oranges?
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Apples. Oranges are just oranges. They look like oranges and they taste like oranges. Apples look... well, actually, I'm color blind, so I can't tell the red apples from the green, but there's a different taste for every mood your in. Smooshy apples if you want to get your face wet, sour apples if you need a punch, your standard apple for your standard teacher. Apples runs circles around oranges.

Mario or Luigi?

I don't buy into the whole "Luigi is underused" thing. The reason he's underused is because he's kind of a pussy. Play Luigi's Mansion or the one-player mode in Smash Bros. Brawl, you'll see what I mean. And before he was given a personality? Just Mario in different clothes. The correct answer is Mario.

Close Encounters or E.T.?

Close Encounters of the Third Kind. I've always seen E.T. as kind of fluffy nonesense. Close Encounters has a bit more too it, a study of the line between obsession and madness, and it somehow works well with Spielberg's streamline style.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GLaDOS on March 22, 2008, 11:40:57 PM
Thank you for your time Mister Mcduck.  :)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: YourComputer on March 23, 2008, 04:23:11 AM
1) Hey, don't you have a website, mister?
2) Mega Man VS Samus Aran, who wins?
3) Why on Earth do Batman, Judge Dredd, Superman, AND Tarzan all need to fight the Predator? (Besides money)
4) Is it time yet?


(I have no serious questions. Aaaaaa.)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 23, 2008, 07:45:42 AM
1) Hey, don't you have a website, mister?

You say that in a tone as if I'm supposed to know you. But yes, I have a website that I update once in a blue moon: http://www.pop-arena.com

2) Mega Man VS Samus Aran, who wins?

Really, who would choose the dumby robot over fucking SAMUS.

3) Why on Earth do Batman, Judge Dredd, Superman, AND Tarzan all need to fight the Predator? (Besides money)

Because, dammit it, DC bought them some rights and they're going to use it.

4) Is it time yet?
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No.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 23, 2008, 12:53:03 PM


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Who really broke up The Beatles?

All of them did. John Lennon was the most "out there" but besides doing drugs, they really didn't have a lot in common. Listen to a Paul song then a John song then a George song then a Ringo song. They're all very different songs. They all had different ideas on what good music was. It's like if Thom Yorke, Garth Brooks, one of the guys from Korn and Paul Anka all started a band. They may be the most popular band in the world, but each member has different end goals, and a band like that can only stay together for so long.



no, the band members had a lot in common and they were friends, but friends grow apart. And, technically, the answer is Paul.


I agree with you both. 

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Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 23, 2008, 03:16:44 PM
Why is your skin so soft Greg?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 23, 2008, 04:34:14 PM
Why is your skin so soft Greg?

Hormone imbalance.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on March 23, 2008, 07:04:08 PM
Well then tell us, what is your opinion of your opinions?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 23, 2008, 07:48:58 PM
Well then tell us, what is your opinion of your opinions?

That none of them are static. I'm very open to changing my mind, and I have countless times in the past.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on March 23, 2008, 07:56:01 PM
Well then tell me honestly, does this message board make me look fat?  Hmmmmm?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 23, 2008, 07:56:53 PM
What is the best way to get a vegetarian to eat meat again?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: YourComputer on March 23, 2008, 09:37:39 PM
Alien or Predator? (As movie series, not as creatures)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: AmandaGal on March 24, 2008, 12:26:16 AM
What is the best way to get a vegetarian to eat meat again?

You sound like almost every guy I've ever dated.

What's the best way to get a carnivore to detest meat? :)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: YourComputer on March 24, 2008, 02:37:54 AM
What is the best way to get a vegetarian to eat meat again?

You sound like almost every guy I've ever dated.

What's the best way to get a carnivore to detest meat? :)

What's the best way to eat?
As an omnivore and not arguing with everybody else. :p
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 24, 2008, 05:14:30 AM
Well then tell me honestly, does this message board make me look fat?  Hmmmmm?

No. There are no dimensions on the internet. You can be as fat a guy as possible in the real world, but you're just like the rest of us on the internet. Thin sixteen year old girls.

What is the best way to get a vegetarian to eat meat again?

Well, think about it. There is only instance in our society when people are expected to eat meat. So the correct answer is "make everyday Thanksgiving."

Alien or Predator? (As movie series, not as creatures)

Alien, hands down. The Predator movies are fun, but that's all they are. Fun. The Alien series, at least the first four movies, love 'em or hate 'em, are more then just "fun". Alien is one of the few films I find genuingly creepy to this day, and there's a subtext in there that's fun to decode. Aliens is one of the best action movies ever made, and keeps you on the edge of your seat, which is more then I can say of any non-Terminator Schwarzenegger film. Alien 3 kind of plays the middle of the first two movies. A bit creepier, and the scene where the alien is sniffing around scared shitless Ripley is my favorite visual of the entire series. Alien Resurrection is really really French, and I like that!

And just look at the directors. Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet. There's never been a film series with such a lineup of talented directors. In fact, the whole thing seems less like a film series and more like four takes on the same subject, like a film school project where every director was told to make a film starring a character named Ripley who fights killer aliens. Now look at the two directors of Predator. John McTiernan, of Rollerball fame? Stephen Hopkins, of Lost In Space fame? Doesn't exactly put you in the same sense of awe.

What's the best way to get a carnivore to detest meat? :)

Eh, let him have his meat, he'll keel over in a few months.

What's the best way to eat?

Well, depends on what your eating, but for the most part through the mouth.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 24, 2008, 05:41:34 AM
Why do men that Amanda dates always like meat so much?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 24, 2008, 06:10:04 AM
Why do men that Amanda dates always like meat so much?

I don't know anything about Amanda's life.

Not a funny answer, but I promised "honest".
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: YourComputer on March 24, 2008, 06:21:05 AM
Another "blank or blank" question, but one that makes less sense than others: Doctor Who, Doctor Mario, or Doctor Jack Kevorkian?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on March 24, 2008, 12:29:29 PM
Another "blank or blank" question, but one that makes less sense than others: Doctor Who, Doctor Mario, or Doctor Jack Kevorkian?
Er, I think you're looking for the 'this or that' game, which is 3 threads on your left at present...
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 24, 2008, 06:11:24 PM
Another "blank or blank" question, but one that makes less sense than others: Doctor Who, Doctor Mario, or Doctor Jack Kevorkian?

As previously mentioned, we have a "blank or blank" thread.

However, the correct answer is Doctor Who.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 24, 2008, 06:45:51 PM
How would you phonetically pronounce this:  Doctor Spaceman?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on March 24, 2008, 06:52:48 PM
Do I please you?  Do you find me pleasing?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Nick on March 24, 2008, 06:56:54 PM
Godzilla vs. Cthulu. Who do you pick?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Raven on March 24, 2008, 07:28:38 PM
I've recently gone back to school and as one of my requirements I have to take 2 years of a foreign language.  Would you take one of the standard choices of French, Spanish, or German?  Or would you recommend something that may be a little more difficult and include a "Distance learning" program like Russian?  I'm not opposed to doing the extra work, and I don't really live in an area of the country where having any particular language would necessarily help me get a job. 
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 25, 2008, 05:20:42 PM
How would you phonetically pronounce this:  Doctor Spaceman?

Doc-Tor Spay-S-Man

Do I please you?  Do you find me pleasing?

No, not really. I've never known you in real life.

Honest answers, just honest answers.

Godzilla vs. Cthulu. Who do you pick?

Godzilla. I'm not saying that's who would win, but that's who I'd pick.

I've recently gone back to school and as one of my requirements I have to take 2 years of a foreign language.  Would you take one of the standard choices of French, Spanish, or German?  Or would you recommend something that may be a little more difficult and include a "Distance learning" program like Russian?  I'm not opposed to doing the extra work, and I don't really live in an area of the country where having any particular language would necessarily help me get a job. 

If you have no reason in real life to learn another language, then go for something easy. I think the easiest is French, but I might be wrong. If you ever plan to move to California, then I'd say Spanish.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 25, 2008, 05:36:32 PM
How would you phonetically pronounce this:  Doctor Spaceman?



Are you not a 30 Rock fan?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 25, 2008, 05:58:36 PM
Are you not a 30 Rock fan?

I haven't seen any episodes yet. Damn it, TV Links, why'd you have to go down!
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 25, 2008, 06:01:20 PM
Are you not a 30 Rock fan?

I haven't seen any episodes yet. Damn it, TV Links, why'd you have to go down!

Find out about Dr. Spaceman!
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: BBQ Platypus on March 25, 2008, 07:38:29 PM
1.  Have I lost my edge?  I mean, when I came into this forum via the Pixie Stix(R) thread, it was like I came in from outer space.  Everyone was as confused as hell.  Now I'm just a normal poster like everyone else.  Have I just gone soft?
2.  Do you think that religion is especially dangerous?
3.  What's the best show on television right now?
4.  Which is better, Terminator 3 or the Sarah Connor TV series?  Explain.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 25, 2008, 09:13:54 PM
1.  Have I lost my edge?  I mean, when I came into this forum via the Pixie Stix(R) thread, it was like I came in from outer space.  Everyone was as confused as hell.  Now I'm just a normal poster like everyone else.  Have I just gone soft?

No, you've got unannoying, not soft.

2.  Do you think that religion is especially dangerous?

It was at one point. Nowadays, not so much. Outside of extremists, religion is more of a "thorn in the side" thing.

3.  What's the best show on television right now?

Honestly, I don't watch a lot of TV. I really enjoyed The Office for a while, but lost track of it during the writer's strike. I should probably pick up on it again. Most of my past "favorite shows" have either been cancelled (MST3K, Arrested Development, Futurama) or got sucky all of the sudden (24, Heroes).

Oh, wait, Mythbusters. That's the right answer.

4.  Which is better, Terminator 3 or the Sarah Connor TV series?  Explain.

Terminator 3 on technicality. I haven't seen Sarah Connor yet.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Gaseous Snake on March 25, 2008, 09:33:37 PM
Why do you think we
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on March 25, 2008, 10:07:44 PM
what ever happened to the mascot tournament?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 25, 2008, 10:11:10 PM
Why do you think we

Well it's probably becau

what ever happened to the mascot tournament?

I barely have enough time to do the List of Craps. The mascot tournament will continue when I get some time.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on March 26, 2008, 12:24:51 AM
Reality aside, how do you think the modern world would be different if the vikings had managed to colonise North America?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Tripe on March 26, 2008, 07:11:43 AM
Keeping with Rob's general subject, alternative history, how do you think the world would look if:

a) Rome had remained Pagan and Christianity had been absorbed into the market place of gods found in Roman religious life.

b) Rome had throughly crushed the Germanic Tribes and remained the Preeminent Force in Europe.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 26, 2008, 07:23:34 AM
Well, looks like I'm spending all of today on Wikipedia. Like I do everyday.

Will answer questions once fully studied.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on March 26, 2008, 10:20:16 AM
hey, i want on this band boat...how would the world be if all the imperial forces (england, usa, etc) were not able to decimate and subjugate the indigenous peoples of the world?

how much of a foot hold would the colonizing forces have?

would they go back crying to their mommies if/when they ultimately failed?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 26, 2008, 08:33:21 PM
Reality aside, how do you think the modern world would be different if the vikings had managed to colonise North America?

Well, it's hard to say what would happen over a thousand years, but if the vikings had managed to take over North America and keep it, then the world would be pretty much split in half. This is all guess work, but Britain would focus their efforts even stronger on Christian rule over Asia and Africa thanks to all the effort not spent on the Revolutionary War, creating a wide spread Christian superpower.

Meanwhile, in North America, it'd be more like super happy liberal land in comparison, what with every single citizan owning their own weapons. The vikings were mostly pagan, and I'm not sure, I'm really not sure, but I would imagine they would be nicer to the Native Americans. Since everyone owns weapons, Britain trying to take over North America would be near impossible. And if the vikings invented nukes by this time, we'd all be dead.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on March 26, 2008, 10:03:27 PM
well, despite the diseases that the vikings (or any foreign race) would spread to the native americans, i think that they would only be slightly better given the fact that the first colony was probably killed off by an angry tribe of indians...but that is my opinion and i would rather not infringe on a thread devoted to your opinion...i just felt a passing urge to argue for some reason or other
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on March 27, 2008, 05:18:17 AM
1.  What would be your dream job, the one job that would have you waking up actually looking forward to a day of work?

2.  Did you get that ting I sencha?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Tripe on March 27, 2008, 05:45:18 AM
I think that they would only be slightly better given the fact that the first colony was probably killed off by an angry tribe of indians...

Ah American Gods, I thought of that bit too when reading Greg's opinion there  :) I'd add that most Vikings were pretty peaceful, farmers and traders for the most part.

They did like to play "My granddad was more violent than your granddad though"

With that in mind, Greg why do you think criminality + time (a few generations) = charming rogue?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: jetjaguar15 on March 27, 2008, 05:51:52 AM
1. What is the worst movie ever made?

2. What is the worst movie you've ever watched?

3. Do you think the new Star Trek movie will be good?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 27, 2008, 05:54:27 AM
Greg why do you think criminality + time (a few generations) = charming rogue?

Sounds like Australians to me.  I present, Russell Crowe!

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 07:32:29 AM
Keeping with Rob's general subject, alternative history, how do you think the world would look if:

a) Rome had remained Pagan and Christianity had been absorbed into the market place of gods found in Roman religious life.

Would they even do that? Rome declaring Jesus Christ as a godly being would be the equivalent of declaring him emperor, since the two titles went hand-in-hand most of the time back then. Well, side-stepping that, let's say Christ the man flew under the radar and got crucified, two hundred years later Christ gains a cult following, and the cult following is absorbed into Rome's "the same god under a bunch of names" policy, basically keeping the Roman religion the same as it always was.

Would the Roman empire still have fallen? Probably, Rome would have still have gone to war with Persia, the Gallic Empire would have still have broken off, etc. The British Empire would still have risen. However, without Christianity getting a foot hold and we remained polythiest, then there'd be no reason for the religious immigration that resulted in the North American colonies, and the United States would exist, at least not in the way it is today.

b) Rome had throughly crushed the Germanic Tribes and remained the Preeminent Force in Europe.

So, if Rome had not fallen, then we'd have... Rome with cars and the internet.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: Tripe on March 27, 2008, 07:46:11 AM
Very nice though the emperor = God thing did rather have to depend upon the emperor dying in most cases, Imrahil will have to help me out here because I can't recall which one said it, but one of them on realising the moment of death was at hand muttered "oh dear, i think I'm becoming a god" or words to that effect.

I keep thinking it's Diocletian, but he's Mr cabbage patch so it might be somebody different.

But otherwise good show! :) :clap: :clap:

Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 07:47:54 AM
hey, i want on this band boat...how would the world be if all the imperial forces (england, usa, etc) were not able to decimate and subjugate the indigenous peoples of the world?

how much of a foot hold would the colonizing forces have?

would they go back crying to their mommies if/when they ultimately failed?

What if Native Americans and Africans and Asians had kicked our butts? I would assume that would imply military technology wasn't up to code, which would logically mean every other technology wasn't up to code. Which means we'd probably still be living in a world pre-electricty, maybe even pre-steam power. Oh, what a fun time that would be.

I know, I know, killing and forcing the Navajo off their land is not a direct cause of technology boosting. But we wouldn't have a number of resources and information we do know about the world if we couldn't live in certain places in the world. The animals and plantlife that the European/American intelligence wouldn't have discovered would put us behind in the field of medicine and biology. Darwin may have never discovered evolution without the ability to study species all over the world. Without reason to sail from continent to continent would have put us behind in ship technology. And so and so on. Did the things those people did to natives suck? Yes. But it happened, and ultimatly, we're smarter because of it.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 07:54:47 AM
1.  What would be your dream job, the one job that would have you waking up actually looking forward to a day of work?

Film director. I've been trying to work towards that since high school. Of course, it's hard as fuck to get into, but I'll probably keep trying until I succeed or until I die.

2.  Did you get that ting I sencha?

Um, no. When did you send it and by what means?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 08:07:18 AM
With that in mind, Greg why do you think criminality + time (a few generations) = charming rogue?

I don't know, I don't notice it that much. A few are romanticized because of lack of knowledge of the person and the general conception of that time period. For example, the American West has become very stylized thanks to Hollywood and early boy magazines. By association with this period and place, Billy the Kid becomes just as stylized (with a little help of Sheriff Pat Garrett, of course), despite being a normal outlaw.

And then sometimes you have your Robin Hood figures, people who are breaking the law but are doing it for the greater good. Well, not all the time. Sometimes they're just "more good then the other guy," but you got to root for someone, right? I mean, I think of Joan of Arc was fucking nuts with her visions and wouldn't personally follow anyone because they "had a vision", but even if everyone thought as I did, who else are they going to root for? English domination? Yeah, didn't think so.

But other then those two circumstances, I really don't see a lot of "outlaw+time=good guy" going on.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 08:19:08 AM
1. What is the worst movie ever made?

If there's a real snuff film out there, then that. Any movie where the violence is real (excluding domentaries, of course) is automatically evil. I refuse to watch Cannibal Holocaust because of the real, unnecessary cruelty to animals in that film.

2. What is the worst movie you've ever watched?

I Spit On Your Grave is the first thing I think of when I think of shitty will never watch again films I've already seen. Films just as ugly and pointless include Kids and Salo.

3. Do you think the new Star Trek movie will be good?

I don't think it needs to be made, but I think J.J. Abrams can make an entertaining enough film, so I'll probably see it and say I have about 70% of enjoying it too.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 27, 2008, 08:30:31 AM
Which sounds better "Tom Christ" or "Jesus Cruise"?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 08:35:22 AM
Which sounds better "Tom Christ" or "Jesus Cruise"?

Tom Christ. Jesus Cruise implies there's a giant boat full of Christians somewhere.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on March 27, 2008, 08:37:52 AM
Which sounds better "Tom Christ" or "Jesus Cruise"?

Tom Christ. Jesus Cruise implies there's a giant boat full of Christians somewhere.

(http://worldofwonder.net/image1/tomchristchildren.jpg)
thank you for your insight
 ;D
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: anais.jude on March 27, 2008, 02:10:12 PM
How can you not have time for the mascott tournament and yet you update this all the time?

Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 27, 2008, 07:18:23 PM
How can you not have time for the mascott tournament and yet you update this all the time?

It takes a minute to write a response here. With the mascot tournament, I have to make images, find Youtube videos, and create descriptions. Plus, nobody really got super into it and I figured the amount of time I have for my efforts would be best spent on other things.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: a pretty girl is like on March 27, 2008, 07:20:04 PM
How can you not have time for the mascott tournament and yet you update this all the time?

It takes a minute to write a response here. With the mascot tournament, I have to make images, find Youtube videos, and create descriptions. Plus, nobody really got super into it and I figured the amount of time I have for my efforts would be best spent on other things.

I liked them.  I rocked the vote on all of them I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on March 27, 2008, 09:20:50 PM
How can you not have time for the mascott tournament and yet you update this all the time?

It takes a minute to write a response here. With the mascot tournament, I have to make images, find Youtube videos, and create descriptions. Plus, nobody really got super into it and I figured the amount of time I have for my efforts would be best spent on other things.

I liked them.  I rocked the vote on all of them I'm pretty sure.
i did to, at least for the ones i didn't miss out on...some elicited a "hunh?" reaction while some brought back childhood memories...funny how engrossed in consumerism we are...
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on March 28, 2008, 06:23:47 AM
2.  Did you get that ting I sencha?

Um, no. When did you send it and by what means?

(http://fi.somethingawful.com/customtitles/title-yoshifan823-2.jpg)

Lucky for you I keep a detailed log of tings I send people.  Yours was sent yesterday via the tubes under the desks at the office.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on March 28, 2008, 06:47:19 AM
eh?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on March 28, 2008, 07:05:22 AM
Eh, just watch Harvey Birdman if you get a chance, you'll get it.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: anais.jude on March 28, 2008, 04:00:27 PM
2.  Did you get that ting I sencha?

Um, no. When did you send it and by what means?

(http://fi.somethingawful.com/customtitles/title-yoshifan823-2.jpg)

Lucky for you I keep a detailed log of tings I send people.  Yours was sent yesterday via the tubes under the desks at the office.


I got it, and i laughed out loud
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 02, 2008, 08:29:49 AM
You know, when we started this relationship, I thought you valued my opinions...
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RoninFox on April 02, 2008, 06:07:03 PM
1.  What would you do first if you have the ability to time travel?

2.  What would Brian Boitano do?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 02, 2008, 06:11:23 PM
Do you think Chuck Norris would have gotten the nod for Huckabee's Vice Presidential choice?
Explain your answer, and remember "There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control."
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 03, 2008, 04:28:26 AM
1.  What would you do first if you have the ability to time travel?

Learn the rules of time travel. I'd get an object from place A and put in place B. Then I'd go back a day, and the item from place A and put it in place C instead. If this doesn't create a time paradox, hurray! If it does, well, I'm fucked anyway.

2.  What would Brian Boitano do?

He'd probably figure skate.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 03, 2008, 04:30:20 AM
Do you think Chuck Norris would have gotten the nod for Huckabee's Vice Presidential choice?
Explain your answer, and remember "There is no 'ctrl' button on Chuck Norris's computer. Chuck Norris is always in control."

No.

You should have asked "what would have happened if Chuck Norris got the nod."
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on April 03, 2008, 04:33:16 AM
Would you mind translating an eight minute Danish folk metal song into English for me? If not, why not?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 03, 2008, 04:36:42 AM
Would you mind translating an eight minute Danish folk metal song into English for me? If not, why not?

No. Because I do not know Danish.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on April 03, 2008, 08:42:31 AM
Are you the legal guardian of John Conner?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 03, 2008, 09:40:30 AM
Are you the legal guardian of John Conner?

John Conner is a fictional character. The answer is no.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: FLOCK of RABID SHEEP?!?! on April 03, 2008, 11:25:18 PM
Are you the legal guardian of John Conner?

John Conner is a fictional character. The answer is no.

fictional says you...what will you do when the machines take over and we must all flee and hide like coach roaches?

what would bilbo baggins do if placed in the same situation?

is your life better than my hamsterssssss?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 04, 2008, 05:11:30 AM
Are you the legal guardian of John Conner?

John Conner is a fictional character. The answer is no.

fictional says you...what will you do when the machines take over and we must all flee and hide like coach roaches?

what would bilbo baggins do if placed in the same situation?

is your life better than my hamsterssssss?

In order asked, it won't happen, Bilbo is a fictional character, and yes.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 04, 2008, 11:30:44 AM
Why won't you remove the hotlinked image from your signature?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 05, 2008, 12:32:42 PM
Because it's still supposed to be there, damn it.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: anais.jude on April 06, 2008, 06:20:35 PM
what do you do when you're all out of condom?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on April 06, 2008, 07:10:15 PM
Given the staggering array of diverse weapons used by various cultures throughout history, each of which is fascinating in it's own way, why do people still feel the need to invent stupid shit like gunblades and buster swords?
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 06, 2008, 09:28:20 PM
what do you do when you're all out of condom?

Then I throw it away and get another one.

If I'm all out of condomS, I'd probably just go out and buy more.
Title: Re: Ask My Opinion About Anything
Post by: GregMcduck on April 06, 2008, 09:33:15 PM
Given the staggering array of diverse weapons used by various cultures throughout history, each of which is fascinating in it's own way, why do people still feel the need to invent stupid shit like gunblades and buster swords?

I take it your talking about the Final Fantasy games. Well, a Final Fantasy game without some kind of sword on the main hero is like a Mario game without the ability to jump. Other then that, I think the games have a rather wide variety of weapons. Maybe not from history, but take Final Fantasy X. You know how satisfying it is to kill the final boss with a fucking VOLLEYBALL?