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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:34 pm

We live in a society where people born on third base constantly try to steal second, yet we expect people born with two strikes against them to hit a homerun on the first pitch.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:24 am

Part of me is glad and part of me is outraged about that. On the part of the Dentist and his wife, I'm glad that they are allowed to take appropriatte measures to protect their marriage (that their life takes precedence over their hiring/firing prerogatives). Part of me is outraged that as a worker you can be fired because the boss or his/her spouse doesn't trust their own fidelity.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:21 am

Seen a my store during the weekly groceries: 50 shades of Grey - the party game.

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:24 am

Sagara wrote:Seen a my store during the weekly groceries: 50 shades of Grey - the party game.

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Even my signature is apropos.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Sagara » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:29 am

The mental image of someone pulling that box at some a) friend's party, or b) family reunion just has me scratching my head as to HOW someone would think that's a good idea.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:33 am

I had the office secretary ask me to load her kindle with those books..... within 3 days, she had deleted them and called them piece of shit.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:39 am

So two people in my guild are arguing about what movie should be the best movie of 2012. One is avidly set on The Dark Knight Rises and the other is The Avengers. They're going on and on for probably close to an hour about the other movie's flaws, but won't admit to any of the flaws of their chosen movie. Then a third person steps in and says: "honestly, let me break it down for you. What you're doing right now is playing Dungeons and Dragons, where Person A goes 'I stab you in the neck with my +3 sword'. Person B then goes 'nah uh, I have my invisible anti sword cloak on'."

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:45 am

I despise The Avengers for the simple fact that no civilian died on screen from the invasion of New York. It was as if it was just a bunch of rowdy rednecks running through the city shooting their guns off. Also when they do the sweeping circular shot of the heroes getting ready to fight Black Widow loading a magazine into her pistol and cocking a round into the chamber is hilarious.

Also I am a Batman homer so The Dark Knight Rises made me happysad.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:20 pm

The avengers gave birth, sorta, to the hawkeye initiative.

So give them props on that
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:42 pm

rofl, so now we're continuing this discussion after a horrible night of raiding...oh man...

Got Armageddon into the movie mix...Person B doesn't like it cause it's not realistic and he cannot pretend it's possible.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:47 am

Fenrìr wrote:rofl, so now we're continuing this discussion after a horrible night of raiding...oh man...

Got Armageddon into the movie mix...Person B doesn't like it cause it's not realistic and he cannot pretend it's possible.


And tghis discussion was had in guild chat... in WoW....? :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:25 pm

Flex wrote:Also I am a Batman homer so The Dark Knight Rises made me happysad.


I think Batman's pretty dumb, so I may be biased. What did you think of the "oh I have to manually fly this thing out of town -- OH WAIT" "twist" they crowbared into the end of DKR?

There were a lot of things that ruined that movie, but that idiocy really took the cake.

I'd write more about it but don't know if DKR has been out long enough to skip the spoiler tags.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Fenrìr » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:09 pm

Honestly, my biggest grip with TDKR....no iconic villain.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby bldavis » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:24 pm

Ras a'Ghul.. ok nice ideals, way screwed up methods - good villian
Joker - COMPLETLEY BAT SHIT CRAZY - best villian
Bane - just an asshole? - better as poison ivy's minion
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:33 pm

Bane wasn't just an asshole. I thought he was a decent villain.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby fuzzygeek » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:02 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Bane wasn't just an asshole. I thought he was a decent villain.


This guy covers what I thought was a critical weakness with regards to the antagonists in DKR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4cA9PRnktw
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Passionario » Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:40 am

Yesterday, one of our rogues had their weapons break in the middle of a WotE fight.

Fortunately, an Engineer quickly summoned Jeeves mid-combat and saved the day!
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Flex » Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:56 am

fuzzygeek wrote:
Flex wrote:Also I am a Batman homer so The Dark Knight Rises made me happysad.


I think Batman's pretty dumb, so I may be biased. What did you think of the "oh I have to manually fly this thing out of town -- OH WAIT" "twist" they crowbared into the end of DKR?


Pretty sure that ending was telegraphed in multiple points in the movie, once by Lucious and again by Alfred.

Also, Bane is a great Batman villain, he is not one if you only know him from the pre-Dark Knight trilogy movies or simply think of him as the guy who broke Batman's back. If you know his comic book history and how he has been used there the handling of him in the movie was great.

fuzzygeek wrote:This guy covers what I thought was a critical weakness with regards to the antagonists in DKR


Wanting brutality from Bane shows he doesn't really know Bane and how he's been used in the comics. Both Talia and Bane were the mastermind of their own plan and the dragon of the other's plan.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:24 am

Bane was awesome in No Man's Land, specially the novel... the guy is a genius bruiser, he is wicked cultured, in spite of being born and raised in a jail

And yeah, the auto-pilot thing was lampshaded prior in a conversation Bruce and Fox had.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Amirya » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:39 am

Someone I work with just commented I am too perky today. I explained it's because we close at 5, so I don't have to deal with the post-5-o'clock crazies. But don't worry, I'll be back to being surly on Wednesday.

Two people who heard me just burst into laughter. :lol:
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:07 pm

Yikes, I always forget that Americans go back to work on the 26th. *shudder*
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:11 pm

What, no Boxing Day? :(
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:12 pm

Passionario wrote:Yesterday, one of our rogues had their weapons break in the middle of a WotE fight.

Fortunately, an Engineer quickly summoned Jeeves mid-combat and saved the day!


That's why engineering should be mandatory for hunters. Given that then volley and now multishot do extra durability damage to guns/bows, having a Jeeves is almost a necessity. I've had to repair mid-fight quite a few times in the past, where none of my other gear was damaged, but the weapon suddenly busted.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby halabar » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:14 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:What, no Boxing Day? :(


Nada.

Depending on where you work though, it can be a great day to work, as you get credit for being a good trooper, the office is mostly deserted, so it's quiet and you can get work done.

And it beats going to the malls the day after Christmas... /shudder
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby fuzzygeek » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Yes, the autopilot thing was lampshaded, and anyone who hasn't been under a rock for the last 20 years of cinema saw that coming before they finished parking at the theater. My objection is largely "oh look how devastated Alfred is look how MOVING and EMOTIONAL this is!" and I'm thinking "oh fuck you Mr. Director this is so stupid and manipulative and shallow."

And re: Bane being incredible: sure, in other works he might be excellent, but in DKR he was boring and ponderous and really kind of detached. As someone with no knowledge of the lore, the came across as kind of silly.
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