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Off Topic / Doctor Who
« on: February 09, 2010, 01:30:40 am »
Curiously, there's no thread about this yet.

So I'm re-watching the reboot of the series that started in 2005 and It's just as awesome as it was the first time around. I'm really curious how the next Doctor will do as David Tennant made such a spectacular Doctor. It's gonna be tough walking in those shoes.

Anyone else watch this? If you're even remotely into sci-fi and don't, then this would be the opportune moment!

Off Topic / Re: The Pissed Off Megathread
« on: January 20, 2010, 01:21:07 am »
Also, the U.S. is ending the war on drugs (drugs won, BTW).  I'm pissed that this hasn't happened sooner.

Link? :)

Off Topic / Re: New Movies
« on: January 19, 2010, 03:59:53 pm »
It could be worse, this thing opened my eyes... even though it's 70 bloody minutes long! It's an amazing peace of work though, definitely worth checking out entirely.

Off Topic / Re: The Pissed Off Megathread
« on: January 18, 2010, 04:43:51 pm »
This is actually interesting. Are you telling me, that in Belgium you have no newspaper stands with headlines on them in stores and on the street.

First off, I'm Dutch which makes me a native to The Netherlands, not Belgium, and no, not particularly.

There are no radio channels on in any stores or malls?

Yes, but they play exclusively pop-music.

No televisions in any bars you frequent?

None. IMO in a bar, you don't need TV if you've got beer and company.

And no one you know has mentioned this even in passing.

No they haven't actually. I guess there's not much to it but "it's horrible" "yes indeed".

the reason people assume your expending effort to not find out things like this is that they are virtually everywhere. People talk about them, every paper is full of it, headlines are screaming, radio channels beaming, rescue collection in full blow in most cities. But somehow, you evade it all? Either you're only very dimly aware of your surroundings, or you need to get out more.

Well here's the thing, I don't watch any TV myself. I don't listen to the radio because the gross of it is horrible local pop-music which I personally can't stand for the most part. Newspapers here aren't sold on the street as far as I'm aware, not like I see it portrayed in films at least. And I have not seen a single effort where I'm from to aid these people.

Maybe the people I hang out with don't give a hoot, maybe it's abnormal to shut off the all-powerful advertising machine known as popular media, maybe I've accidentally avoided all the circuits where this news propagates and maybe, just maybe, I don't get to see any of this because I honestly don't really care for it. I mean, what's the use of me knowing thousands of people died somewhere off where I can't help them? How are they better off with me knowing about that? How does it help me that I'm aware of their pain and suffering? Will it help me be a better person to those around me?

I don't know man. The more I spend time thinking about this, the more I'm seeing that this is a pretty good position to be in.

Also, on a thinly related note, I'm pissed off that I'm not pissed off regularly enough to visit this thread as much as I'd like, being that it's pretty interesting. And I'm not even that pissed off about that, more like vaguely displeased.

General Discussion / Re: Star Control 4
« on: January 18, 2010, 04:21:17 pm »
Well I don't mean to kick up any sand, but I'd say it's a bit vague on where this line lies. The topic at hand is obviously the possibility of a new Star Control. Though the initial post/poll may not have been worded that well I'd say it's still pretty clear cut that this is the topic at hand though this here train of thought is derailing it a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a loose moderator team that asses each situation independently, but I do feel there needs to be consistency in when a mod does and does not intervene and to me that particular distinction isn't entirely clear.

In my opinion, if rules are to be enforced it had best be clear when these rules are and are not applicable. It creates clarity on what is and is not okay, especially on such subjective situations like topic drift.

Anyway, in order not to derail this topic any further, I hope we can take this either into a new topic, or into PM.

Off Topic / Re: The Pissed Off Megathread
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:40:04 am »
Wait, what? Why wasn't I told? Seriously I'm pissed off that the world's mayor events somehow don't reach me anymore.
I'm pissed off that you apparantly can't be bothered to glance at a newspaper now and then. 

I'm pissed off that people seem to assume that not reading a newspaper is somehow an effort versus not reading one. "Everyone does every now and again, do you, like, avoid newspapers or something? You weirdo!"

Off Topic / Re: You know what I discovered?
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:49:09 am »
Hugs are for fags.

Fags are for smokers.

See what I did there?

Off Topic / Re: The Pissed Off Megathread
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:44:14 am »
It pisses me off more that Haiti just got wiped off the map.

Wait, what? Why wasn't I told? Seriously I'm pissed off that the world's mayor events somehow don't reach me anymore.

Off Topic / Re: New Movies
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:40:35 am »
I actually felt that UP was one of the best films of the past year. The introductory sequence alone is award-winning stuff, very compelling!

General Discussion / Re: Star Control 4
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:38:06 am »
Rider, this thread didn't really have a strong subject to begin with so straying was to be expected.

And thus tolerated? Hmm, funny view on moderation you have ;)

Off Topic / Re: Lets annigilate Zeracles!
« on: January 14, 2010, 03:31:32 pm »
Here you have one.
It is not low karma, just low popularity.
Galileo Galilei was not popular back then when he said earth was not the center of the universe.

I'm sorry, but did you just compare yourself to the likes of Galileo Galilei? I know it must be some kind of a misunderstanding because I am pretty sure you did not mean to draw a comparison to one of the most influential people in the scientific revolution and you, who merely has some idealistic views towards macroeconomics and is being, rightfully, questioned about the practical application of those ideas.

General Discussion / Re: Star Control 4
« on: January 13, 2010, 02:49:39 pm »
How the heck did we get from "Yay for another Starcontrol" to "Google is bad hm'kay?"? This is still General Discussion right?

Off Topic / Re: New Movies
« on: January 13, 2010, 02:53:54 am »
Brad Pit's character was completely ridiculous, though.  Watching him dressed in a white smoking jacket, impersonating an Italian but with a Tennessean accent, while trying to infiltrate the Nazi High Command was simply too much to believe. 

Hehe, the Nazis seemed to share your opinion then, didn't they?  ;D

General Discussion / Re: Star Control 4
« on: January 13, 2010, 02:49:54 am »
*Lukipela counting to 4*

Ofcourse, but that doesn't imply any connection to the story set in previous games, just look at the Quake series, or the already mentioned Final Fantasy series.

General Discussion / Re: What's up guys?
« on: January 12, 2010, 02:03:09 am »
What could be the purpose of doing this? Really?

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