New Guillermo Del Toro Movie Features Godzilla Analogue, Giant Mecha Fighting Machines, GLaDOS

I mention GLaDOS, the hilarious voice of the Portal series, because I love her so. She's so funny I didn't even play the games -- I just watched YouTube clips of her wisecracks. It is in fact the Voice of GLaDOS, same actress, same musical/mechanical effect added to her voice.

Well, there’s a reason many people were getting a GLaDOS/Portal vibe from the clip. That’s because it actually IS GLaDOS. The voiceover work is done by GLaDOS’s Ellen McLain. It’s not just her however, she’s had her voice run through nearly the exact same alteration process as in Portal, which is why the two sound identical.

This isn’t breaking news, as Guillermo Del Toro announced Mclain would be an AI back in October, though I don’t think anyone anticipated the voice would be exactly the same. Many were confused after seeing the trailer and might not know that it literally is GLaDOS’s voice rather than just a copycat interpretation.

My new General Rule is that All Movies Suck -- it's just a question of degree, really --- but how bad could this one be?

Here's GLaDOS signing at the end credits of Portal, explaining that she has to murder people in "science experiments" (which really are simply techy sadism) "For Science!" and "for the benefit of the people who are Still Alive."

On the downside -- there was a time, long ago, when Japan ripped us off.

Neat: The most recognizable actor in this movie is a Video Game Character. And not like a Video Game Character appearing in a movie about that video game franchise. Of course Nathan Drake would appear in a Nathan Drake movie. But instead a Video Game Character leaving her own fictive universe to star in some other movie. Just cast because they wanted "a GLaDOS type," so they just hired GLaDOS.

Has that happened before? It happens in, like, William Gibson books, where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in the real world?

Posted by: Ace at 02:23 PM



Comments

1 first ?

Posted by: grease monkey at December 13, 2012 02:25 PM (VSWPU)

2 Guillermo Del Toro?

Sometimes I feel very old culturally.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:25 PM (evdj2)

3 She's so funny I didn't even play the games

Then shut up until you have, heretic. I'll even gift the fucking thing to you on Steam if you wish.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at December 13, 2012 02:25 PM (Y/HG5)

4 Billy the Bull

Posted by: grease monkey at December 13, 2012 02:25 PM (VSWPU)

5 I just saw the trailer for Pacific Rim. Afterwards I thought, why?

Giant robots fighting monsters - Evangelion.

UN fighting aliens coming through a portal - Super Sylph Yukikaze.

So I will pass.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:26 PM (4+0nx)

6 Ah, Hellboy. Thanks IMDB.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:28 PM (evdj2)

7 I wonder where the monsters' eyes will be in this one.

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 13, 2012 02:29 PM (JACEX)

8 Let me repeat, it's Giant Alien Monsters fighting Giant Robots directed by del Toro. There is no possible way I won't love this to bits.


So I will pass.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:26 PM (4+0nx)



I'll just go six times for you then.



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:30 PM (VtjlW)

9 Robot Jox II: Redemption

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:31 PM (GQ8sn)

10 So Hollywood is ripping off Japan and the old Godzilla movies now,


Have they done anything original in the last 20 years?

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:31 PM (YdQQY)

11
There's a great tower defense game called Defense Grid. They did an add on that had GLaDOS in it running you through rigorous "tests".

So much fun.

Posted by: Heralder at December 13, 2012 02:32 PM (+xmn4)

12 it's CLOVERFIELD meets ROBOT JOX. it's like a peanut butter / chocolate-thingie!

and it's not a del toro film without ron perlman.

Posted by: hack at December 13, 2012 02:32 PM (3UuUG)

13 EC for the win. That hurts so much. Robot Jox II.

Of course there is always GUNHED
http://youtu.be/cumAfzuUKbc

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:33 PM (4+0nx)

14
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:26 PM (4+0nx)

after getting denied The Hobbit, At The Mountains of Madness and Hellboy III, he's doing a mashup of all the things he likes.
I'm a big fan of his movies personally and this looks like a lot of fun as the Hellboy movies were

Posted by: The Dude at December 13, 2012 02:33 PM (tw6Ar)

15 One of the most gratifying senses of accomplishment I ever got from any games was completing both Portals without looking up any solutions.

And I've gone platinum on both Demon's Souls and Dark Souls

She was a lot funnier in the first one, I thought. Too much reliance on forced fat jokes in Portal 2.

Posted by: VJay at December 13, 2012 02:33 PM (q5NFp)

16 Since I don't have a movie rental place anymore and my broadband is not broad I will probably never see this movie.


I refuse to pay the satellite people $6 to watch a damn movie.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:33 PM (YdQQY)

17 EC for the win. That hurts so much. Robot Jox II

The trailer even has the robot doing the 'fist into palm' thing just like in Robot Jox.

The way the pilots fit into their 'suits' reminds me of how humans were used as 'pilots' in the Shadow vessels from Babylon 5.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (GQ8sn)

18 Since I don't have a movie rental place anymore and my broadband is not broad I will probably never see this movie.

NetFlix by mail.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (evdj2)

19

Oh, I saw Luther in that trailer!

Nice.

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (LpQbZ)

20 I love this car.

Posted by: Ricardo Montalban at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (3ZtZW)

21 but how bad could this one be?
-----

Sure you want to know?

Posted by: Prometheus Avalon at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (fWAjv)

22 It is truly the end of the American Century. We're just repeating ourselves now.

Posted by: chemjeff at December 13, 2012 02:36 PM (m/eXi)

23 and it's not a del toro film without ron perlman.
Posted by: hack at December 13, 2012 02:32 PM (3UuUG)



Yup. Which is why he's in it.



I still think there's a zombie on your lawn is the best end game song.


http://youtu.be/Yy86WS7pzoM





Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:36 PM (VtjlW)

24
"So Hollywood is ripping off Japan and the old Godzilla movies now"
To be fair, Godzilla was a ripoff of earlier American flicks. Even so, they had to add in Steve Martin* to make a version for US theaters...


*Character name, of course. Everyone knows it was played by Perry Mason...


Posted by: Jess1 at December 13, 2012 02:36 PM (LwGY+)

25 >>>Too much reliance on forced fat jokes in Portal 2.

I liked the fat jokes, especially because the Player Character is not fat (when you see her in a mirror).

So it's just her being a complete twat.

I think they had to do the fat jokes because they retired a lot of jokes from the first one, like the Cake jokes.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 02:36 PM (LCRYB)

26 17 Since I don't have a movie rental place anymore and my broadband is not broad I will probably never see this movie.


I refuse to pay the satellite people $6 to watch a damn movie.
Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:33 PM (YdQQY)

No Redbox?

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (fWAjv)

27 I've got a cameo

Posted by: Brian Dennehy at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (3ZtZW)

28 PAcific Rim, while Dr. Elizabeth Shaw is out in space trying to talk to the Alien Engineers who want to kill humanity, they find a portal to Earth. So what if it happens before Shaw even leaves the planet. The Engineers had a slight translation problem in their formulas.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (4+0nx)

29 I'll just go six times for you then.









Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:30 PM (VtjlW)

Well sure, you'll need to study the specifications for use in Alextopia

Posted by: chemjeff at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (m/eXi)

30 Max Headroom. What was that all about again?

Posted by: Lincolntf at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (tkoGU)

31 At least the making of this movie provided hundreds of Pacific Rim jobs.

Posted by: doug at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (jCwj+)

32 The most recognizable actor in this movie is a Video Game Character.

Huh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (/kI1Q)

33 The Engineers had a slight translation problem in their formulas.

Fuckin' units, how do they work?

Posted by: NASA Engineers at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (m/eXi)

34 I'll just go six times for you then.









Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:30 PM (VtjlW)


hehe, same

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (LpQbZ)

35 I have absolutely no idea what you kids are talking about.


And get off my lawn.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (8sCoq)

36 It stars the guy that plays Jax Teller so expect to see his robot banging one of the other robots doggy style in the opening scene.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at December 13, 2012 02:38 PM (+lsX1)

37
Did you just punch Godzilla in the face?

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at December 13, 2012 02:39 PM (IH2b5)

38 Well sure, you'll need to study the specifications for use in Alextopia
Posted by: chemjeff at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (m/eXi)



No need, the specs are up at the Pan Pacific Defense Corps site.

Hey, you want to know how you can tell this isn't an Emmerich film? San Fran is getting leveled, not LA and NYC.


All I need is this lamp. This lamp and this Jaeger. . . .

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:39 PM (VtjlW)

39 I don't play many games anymore, but the Portal games are on my short list once they get down to rock bottom pricing on Steam. Heard nothing but great things.

Posted by: brak at December 13, 2012 02:40 PM (M2qTM)

40 Fuckin' units = Pumps? Thrusts? Ummm.....

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 02:41 PM (3ZtZW)

41 I don't know why Hollywood rehashes the same crap. Texas Chainsaw Massacre...again.

Hollywood, you want a horror flick, just take David Parker Ray's true story and make it into a movie. Talk about a sick F'er.

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 02:41 PM (fWAjv)

42 But do they say n*gg*r ever 4 seconds or kill all the white people in it?

Well, it's a fail then.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 02:42 PM (UK9cE)

43 Lets have a Moron movie meet up for Pacific Rim then?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (4+0nx)

44 I think Godzilla's roar is probably one of the most recognizable sounds in history.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (evdj2)

45

A bit O/T:

Anyone, here, play Dishonored on the PC versus XBox or PS3? I here conflicting reviews on this. Some say, great on PC, others, not a good port to PC.

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (LpQbZ)

46 The "motion capture" effect where the pilots of these giant robots have to jump around like they are playing Dance dance revolution is SUPER GAY.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (q177U)

47 Anna, that is a great idea

Posted by: chemjeff at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (m/eXi)

48 NetFlix by mail.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:35 PM (evdj2)

Monthly charge whether you get one or not.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:43 PM (YdQQY)

49 Plus each robot is piloted by two people standing side by side, looks BAD.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (q177U)

50 Where's my sparky, cloudy, weapon in hand, poster filled with flying debris ?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (0q2P7)

51 I don't play many games anymore, but the Portal
games are on my short list once they get down to rock bottom pricing on
Steam. Heard nothing but great things.

Posted by: brak at December 13, 2012 02:40 PM (M2qTM)

first one is down to $5 constantly (they even gave it away for free) and the second game has also been down to $5 a few times. Won't go any lower than that. Christmas Steam sale starts on Monday

Posted by: The Dude at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (tw6Ar)

52 On the downside -- there was a time, long ago, when Japan ripped us off.

Wrong. We own the giant monster genre as well.

King Kong - 1933
The Beast from 20,000 fathoms - 1953
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms was the first live-action film to feature a giant monster awakened or brought about by an atomic bomb detonation to attack a major city.
Gojira - 1954
Them! - 1954


Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (TtXjG)

53 No Redbox?

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 02:37 PM (fWAjv)

Shitty selection and no BluRays.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (YdQQY)

54 >>>where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in the real world?

Barry Soetero?

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (3ZtZW)

55 Has that happened before? It happens in, like, William Gibson books, where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in the real world?


Sherlock Holmes. IIRC, Sherlock is the most portrayed character in literature, film and tv.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:45 PM (VtjlW)

56 The only anime I can think of off-hand that required two pilots was Iczer and Nagisa. My memories for Five Star Stories are hazy.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:45 PM (4+0nx)

57 Oh, forgot the movie that spawned the genre:

The Lost World (1925)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 13, 2012 02:45 PM (TtXjG)

58 >>>NetFlix by mail.

Convenient, but it gets in the way of the whole "meetup" part of the moron meetup

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 02:46 PM (3ZtZW)

59 Midweek games thread!
Woot!

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 02:46 PM (xjVxe)

60 Gee Josh Hamilton to the Angels. They are spending money like it's going out of style

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (79ueO)

61 51 Where's my sparky, cloudy, weapon in hand, poster filled with flying debris ?
Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at December 13, 2012 02:44 PM (0q2P7)


http://tinyurl.com/adf6t8c

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (fWAjv)

62
and this is how we spend our time between OuTrAgEs

that civil war between us and the unions we were talking about a little while ago? yeah, maybe some other time

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (jUytm)

63 61 - Soon.

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (3ZtZW)

64 Mothra fuckers

Posted by: grease monkey at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (VSWPU)

65 The name Guillermo del Toro has to be on the Top 10 Coolest Names Ever list.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (HDgX3)

66
or...

switch: Off

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (jUytm)

67 and this is how we spend our time between OuTrAgEs

Don't be that guy.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (evdj2)

68
This actually looks pretty good.

I liked the Hellboy movies.
But then, I tend to like the sci-fi action movies.

Posted by: wheatie at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (K4wCe)

69 first one is down to $5 constantly (they even gave it away for free) and the second game has also been down to $5 a few times. Won't go any lower than that. Christmas Steam sale starts on Monday
Shows how long it's been since I've checked. Thanks for the heads-up.

Posted by: brak at December 13, 2012 02:49 PM (M2qTM)

70 Yeah life in the US truly sux now. Hollywood sux, all the Washington Politicians sux, the State politicians sux, inflation is rampant, and half of the time even the weather sux.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:49 PM (YdQQY)

71 "So Hollywood is ripping off Japan and the old Godzilla movies now"
To
be fair, Godzilla was a ripoff of earlier American flicks. Even so,
they had to add in Steve Martin* to make a version for US theaters...


*Character name, of course. Everyone knows it was played by Perry Mason...


In the original 1954 movie, Godzilla was played by Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: Armando at December 13, 2012 02:49 PM (5iuEW)

72 She actually played her right up until the end. When GLaDOS freaks out at the end and becomes angry, that was actually Mike Patton of Faith No More. Just some nerdy GLaDOS trivia there.

Posted by: ZombieWFB at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (XqeyF)

73 Gee Josh Hamilton to the Angels. They are spending money like it's going out of style

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (79ueO)


Heh. Move a recovering, yet floundering addict to Los Angeles and give him a huge sum of money. THAT'LL work.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (UK9cE)

74 that civil war between us and the unions we were talking about a little while ago? yeah, maybe some other time

Yup. We get distracted by stupid shit from Hollywood, the same industry that tells the world we hate everyone.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (GQ8sn)

75 Off-sock damn it.

Posted by: DanInMN at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (XqeyF)

76 71
Yeah life in the US truly sux now. Hollywood sux, all the Washington
Politicians sux, the State politicians sux, inflation is rampant, and
half of the time even the weather sux.


Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:49 PM (YdQQY)

_______________
Huh? Things are awesome. I get free birth control pills.

Posted by: Sandra F. at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (HDgX3)

77
As I have no idea what this post is about, I am turning in my Junior Intellectual card.

I'll apply again next year.

Posted by: jwest at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (ZDsRL)

78
Gee Josh Hamilton to the Angels. They are spending money like it's going out of style

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 02:47 PM (79ueO)

Oh god! My team is spending like there's not a depression going on in California, dear god, my season tickets are going to skyrocket aren't they.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (NzBQO)

79 In the original 1954 movie, Godzilla the city of Tokyo was played by Brian Dennehy.

PMFU.

Posted by: Armando at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (5iuEW)

80 I can't be ragey all the time.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (evdj2)

81 >Yeah life in the US truly sux now. Hollywood sux,
all the Washington Politicians sux, the State politicians sux, inflation
is rampant, and half of the time even the weather sux.


Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:49 PM (YdQQY)

Things that are still awesome: pie.

Posted by: Jones in CO at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (8sCoq)

82 Also, it's got Idris Elba in it. So that's a plus right there.

Posted by: taylork at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (ppNDn)

83 So Brian Denehy played Godzilla, who played Mothra? Mel Gibson?

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (YdQQY)

84 I have no idea what Portal is, nor GLADoS.

Posted by: logprof, culturally clueless at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (gBuIk)

85
Should have use Voltron to do all the fighting.
That would have been a least two buckets of popcorn and a liter of Mountain Dew.

Posted by: Nerd In The Basement at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (mETGQ)

86 The name Guillermo del Toro has to be on the Top 10 Coolest Names Ever list.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 13, 2012 02:48 PM (HDgX3)



I actually quite like The Strain books and part of me even believes that he had active input in writing them.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:52 PM (VtjlW)

87
9
Let me repeat, it's Giant Alien Monsters fighting Giant Robots directed
by del Toro. There is no possible way I won't love this to bits.









Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:30 PM (VtjlW)


I'm wondering how many of my buddies are closet nerds and how many of them are gonna come with me when I go see this on opening night. Which just happens to be 2 days before my birthday.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 02:52 PM (da5Wo)

88 I can't be ragey all the time.

No, but I stopped being suckered by H'wood a long time ago. Nothing is worth paying good money to sit in a theater full of annoying children and adults talking back to the screen and throwing shit. I'll wait for the torrent.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:52 PM (GQ8sn)

89
my point is that our rage is just spent energy

we ought to be keeping level heads and channeling our energy into something useful

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 02:53 PM (jUytm)

90 Yup. We get distracted by stupid shit from Hollywood, the same industry that tells the world we hate everyone.


Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:50 PM (GQ8sn)


I think they spend more time telling everyone we suck and how evil we are, but I get your point.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 02:53 PM (UK9cE)

91 I have no idea what Portal is, nor GLADoS.

Wikipedia will explain all.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:53 PM (GQ8sn)

92 /waits for StarCraft movie

Posted by: Waterhouse at December 13, 2012 02:53 PM (JACEX)

93 The name Guillermo del Toro has to be on the Top 10 Coolest Names Ever list.

I once knew a guy named Dolpho Caine. It would have made a great TV detective name.

Stacy Keach is Dolpho Caine.

Coming this Fall.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (evdj2)

94 I was really hoping someone was going to give Del Toro the money to do H.P. Lovecraft, but apparently the studios backed out when they thought it was going to be too expensive for an rated R movie.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (NzBQO)

95
I'll wait for the torrent.


Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:52 PM (GQ8sn)


which is like, the next day, nowadays

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (LpQbZ)

96 I think they had to do the fat jokes because they retired a lot of jokes from the first one, like the Cake jokes.

I liked the fat jokes too. That she kept using them was a joke in itself.

With Portal 2 we also got the awesome Stephen Merchant robot in addition to GLaDOS. Awesome game, if a bit short.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (SY2Kh)

97 I think they spend more time telling everyone we suck and how evil we are, but I get your point.

Thanks. I don't voluntarily hand over my money to H'wood anymore.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (GQ8sn)

98
@57 - My memories for Five Star Stories are hazy.
----------------------------------------------
The FSS mecha all used two crew members - the headliner pilot, and the biological construct co-pilot.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (UWFpX)

99 which is like, the next day, nowadays

Cams suck ass.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:55 PM (GQ8sn)

100 I think we can put our differences behind us... for art... you monster.

Posted by: GlaDOS at December 13, 2012 02:55 PM (e0xKF)

101 I have no idea what Portal is, nor GLADoS.

I didn't even know you were Amish.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 02:55 PM (SY2Kh)

102
I feel like LINUS.

Isn't there anyone out there who knows the true meaning of Christmas wants to devise ways of sticking it to the Left?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 02:55 PM (jUytm)

103 Geez. The "geek" is so thick on this post that it's oozing onto my keyboard.

Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (OqZHj)

104
Things that are still awesome: pie.


Posted by: Jones in CO at December 13, 2012 02:51 PM (8sCoq)

Things that are still awesome: chocolate

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (LpQbZ)

105 we ought to be keeping level heads and channeling our energy into something useful

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 02:53 PM (jUytm)


If that's your concern, why the hell would you be HERE?!?

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (UK9cE)

106 I was really hoping someone was going to give Del Toro the money to do H.P. Lovecraft, but apparently the studios backed out when they thought it was going to be too expensive for an rated R movie.
Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at December 13, 2012 02:54 PM (NzBQO)



Cameron and Cruise still want to do it and del Toro still wants to do it. I mentioned before that I think Universal is waiting to see how Pacific Rim and Oblivion do before putting up $200-250 million for an R rated sci fi movie.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (VtjlW)

107 Junior I thought so. The Fatimas are supposed to have limiters but they partner with a human.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (4+0nx)

108 Looks like someone's bucking for Level 20 Purity RageWarrior.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (9EduW)

109 Max Headroom?

Posted by: cranky-d at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (/JZIr)

110 Ace,

Try to find the clips of Portal 2 (if you haven't seen any of them yet), it is a HUNDRED times funnier than the first; especially the CEO of Aperture (played by J.K. Simmons), and the companion pod played by a dead ringer for Ricky Gervais...and, of course Glados...

Her best line: "OK, we've both said things you're going to regret..."

Posted by: Sgt. York at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (WHcjL)

111 Max Headroom?

Max Headroom: The Movie.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (evdj2)

112 Ironside was in GODZILLA with the GODFATHER music.

Posted by: elevenwing plover at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (KXm42)

113 Things that are still awesome: chocolate

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (LpQbZ)



Things that are doubly awesome: chocolate pie.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (VtjlW)

114 Looks cool. I can't get enough of these movies.

I think Idris Elba is a good casting choice as well.

Posted by: Paper at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (8Zptr)

115 Maybe we should script our GLADoS lines.

"Listen limp dick, either nut up or eject."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (4+0nx)

116 114
Things that are still awesome: chocolate



Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (LpQbZ)





Things that are doubly awesome: chocolate pie.







Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (VtjlW)


Things that are even more DOUBLY awesome: boobehs.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 02:58 PM (GQ8sn)

117 Things that are doubly awesome: chocolate pie.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (VtjlW)



That wasn't a double entendre....was it?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 02:58 PM (sbV1u)

118 118 Things that are doubly awesome: chocolate pie.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 02:57 PM (VtjlW)


That wasn't a double entendre....was it?

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Did someone say "chocolate pie"?

Posted by: Howard Cosell at December 13, 2012 02:58 PM (e0xKF)

119 Alexthechick, you have my chocolate pie. Chocolate makes me sick.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (4+0nx)

120 Her best line: "OK, we've both said things you're going to regret..."


Posted by: Sgt. York at December 13, 2012 02:56 PM (WHcjL)

No, play the Co-Op.Her lines get funnier."There was once a team as good as you. One was an evil murder. The other was me." (Quote is not 100% accurate.)But Yeah, J.K Simmons boss is awesome."What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make exploding lemons!"

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (xjVxe)

121 Things that are even more DOUBLY awesome: boobehs.

With chocolate syrup.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (evdj2)

122 Well OK.

As long as there's cake.

Posted by: trainer @ work at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (QbdUW)

123 That wasn't a double entendre....was it?

If this was the tonight show with Johnny Carson it would be.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2012 03:00 PM (KXm42)

124 By the way...

Does anyone know the voice actor who speaks the random numbers/code for the Scarecrow's hideout in Batman: Arkham City?

Posted by: Serious Cat at December 13, 2012 03:00 PM (UypUQ)

125 What?

Huh?

If this were an audio post, all I would hear is wah wah wahhhh wah

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 13, 2012 03:00 PM (m4Ar0)

126 Ace is asking how bad can it be? I was expecting a whole review based on the trailer, much like he did for the new superman movie. He must be slipping.

Posted by: Trippy at December 13, 2012 03:01 PM (hafwJ)

127

where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in the real world


you could argue that some of the SNL characters or old comedians who were never allowed to leave their character, or just never went out of character

Martin Short comes to mind
Andy Kaufman, is another

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 03:01 PM (LpQbZ)

128 Has that happened before?

Not quite like a fictional character, but there’s an amusing anecdote on the Cabaret DVD about Michael York reading the actors wanted section of some acting magazine and seeing that the producers of Cabaret wanted a “Michael York type”. He immediately called his agent and asked why the hell haven’t I heard about this?

(Possibly because, by “Michael York type” they meant gay and his agent didn’t want him typecast that way, but if so that is not on the DVD.)

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at December 13, 2012 03:01 PM (QF8uk)

129
Alexthechick, you have my chocolate pie. Chocolate makes me sick.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (4+0nx)


:-(

Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 03:03 PM (LpQbZ)

130 Report: Obama Likely To Nominate Anti-Israel RINO Chuck Hagel To Secretary Of Defense…

Weasel Zippers

Thanka you my liberal jewish relatives and freinds

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 03:03 PM (79ueO)

131
108Junior I thought so. The Fatimas are supposed to have limiters but they partner with a human.
-----------------------------------------------
The best Fatimas do. The lower quality ones that we never see might not do that because they're lower quality and probably more or less interchangeable. iirc, eventually things shift within the Five Stars so that non-human Fatimas that never leave their mechaare used instead.

Nagano's commentary on what happens in societies in which you pair a hot-looking bio-construct that's basically considered to be property with a pilot that's in a monogamous marriage is interesting.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (UWFpX)

132 Looks like a much less annoying version of transformers.

Posted by: SpongeBob Saget at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (97nMP)

133 Micheal York was ghey?

My gaydar missed that one.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (KXm42)

134 Alexthechick, you have my chocolate pie. Chocolate makes me sick.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (4+0nx)



Awww thanks! nomnomnom


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (VtjlW)

135 If this trend continues, I want a movie with a Handsome Jack character.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (SY2Kh)

136 Jesse Jackson, Jr., resigned from Congress last month and Mrs. Jackson herself confirmed on Tuesday that she will not run to replace him.

Attention is now turning to 46-year old Jonathan Jackson, the third-born child of the famous Civil Rights leader. The New York Daily News first speculated last September that Jonathan might seek his brother’s 2nd District seat. Sources tell Fox 32 News that Jonathan has discussed a possible campaign with local ministers and community leaders.


Why not?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 03:05 PM (79ueO)

137 But then again English/Gay same thing right?

Especially English actors.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2012 03:05 PM (KXm42)

138
just a reminder: Hagel, of Nebraska, endorsed Bob Kerrey (D) for Senate in 2012 instead of the Republican

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:05 PM (jUytm)

139 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 03:03 PM (79ueO)

Fox is saying Susan Rice for NSA... because it does not take Senate confirmation.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 13, 2012 03:06 PM (lZBBB)

140 Reason #729 that it's good to be a man: Chocolate is just another snack.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:06 PM (SY2Kh)

141 >>>I have no idea what Portal is, nor GLADoS.

GLaDOS is the enemy in Portal. She's an AI that controls the "tests" she puts you through. Her voice sounds sweet but her attitude is sarcastic and insulting. She defends every sadistic test she compels you to perform as being "For Science," and ergo beyond question. Although she claims she's "testing" you it becomes apparent quickly that she is only trying to murder you.

She is also extremely self-justifying -- for example, she scolds you for doing damage to the lab even though you only caused damage to keep her from murdering you. But she insists that you are in the wrong. It's For Science.

She's funny. Her jokes and delivery actually stand on their own outside game play.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:06 PM (LCRYB)

142 Awww thanks! nomnomnom Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (VtjlW)

Why do I have this mental image of you with a chocolate clown mouth clad only in stompy boots right now?

Must. Not. Give. In.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:06 PM (sbV1u)

143 Should I be feeling bad that I've NEVER heard of ANY of this?

And I find myself strangely not caring one bit.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 03:07 PM (UK9cE)

144 Nolan North? Scarecrow ??

Posted by: grease monkey at December 13, 2012 03:07 PM (VSWPU)

145 I have absolutely no idea what this post is about. None.

I can recognize the words as English words, but they are arranged in unfamiliar patterns.

Posted by: rickl at December 13, 2012 03:07 PM (zoehZ)

146 Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:06 PM (sbV1u)


Did you just compare me to a clown? Think very very carefully. Is that a life choice you would like to make?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:07 PM (VtjlW)

147 Jesse Jackson, Jr., resigned from Congress last month and Mrs. Jackson
herself confirmed on Tuesday that she will not run to replace him.


How many skeletons must her closet have for her not to run?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:08 PM (SY2Kh)

148 Godzirra.

Posted by: Long Duck Dong at December 13, 2012 03:08 PM (NIZHJ)

149 Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) today apologized for using what he terms “the m-word” during a speech the previous evening.

What is this shocking term? Midget.

The Georgia Democrat used the word — offensive to some, who prefer the term “little people” to describe those who suffer from dwarfism, he noted today — in a metaphor about the Michigan labor situation in which he made a point about an unfair matchup. “What happens when you put a giant with a midget in a cage fight?” he asked rhetorically.

But I guess he figured since midgets are closer to the ground, they are less likely to turn over when something capsizes?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 03:08 PM (79ueO)

150
it's about a funny voice in a child's video game, Ace explains

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:08 PM (jUytm)

151 Did you just compare me to a clown? Think very very carefully. Is that a life choice you would like to make? Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:07 PM (VtjlW)

Compare YOU to a clown? LMFAO.

Uh, no.

However, the smear of chocolate across the entire face oral region was the mental image. Perhaps there is a better term.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:09 PM (sbV1u)

152 "Has that happened before? It happens in, like, William Gibson books,
where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in
the real world?"

How about the fictional entity of "Barack the Messiah"?

Posted by: Norcross at December 13, 2012 03:09 PM (MbUq6)

153 Andy Kaufman, is another


Posted by: namaste, beach at December 13, 2012 03:01 PM (LpQbZ)


The most worthless fuck to ever draw a paycheck for being famous.

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 03:11 PM (UK9cE)

154 Dude has made plenty of shitty movies, so I am thinking this one will suck as well.

Posted by: doug at December 13, 2012 03:11 PM (+C5m6)

155 Oh, and GLaDOS, being an AI, has some incorrect ideas about human behavior. She famously believes that the primary motivator of human behavior is the promise of Cake, and spends much of the game encouraging you to continue her sadistic "tests" by promising there will be Cake after the deathtraps. So you should find this very appealing. Because, There Will Be Cake.

As I said, the game has a genuine level of wit to it.

Well, I didn't play the game. I just listened to her insults. But the gameplay looks good too.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:11 PM (LCRYB)

156

it's about a funny voice in a child's video game, Ace explains

Aww... did someone accidentally wear mismatching polyester socks with their sandals on the way to the bingo parlor today?


Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:12 PM (SY2Kh)

157 Well, I didn't play the game. I just listened to her insults. But the gameplay looks good too.

Assume the party position.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:12 PM (GQ8sn)

158 ITT, we point out that we know nothing about pop culture, and video games are only for children

Posted by: true conservatives at December 13, 2012 03:13 PM (m7OKn)

159 Has that happened before? It happens in, like, William Gibson books,
where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in
the real world?


I saw Oscar the Grouch on Martha Stewart's show (post prison) once, although we can argue about whether or not she bakes cookies in the real world. He was helping her make some decoration with flower pots.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 13, 2012 03:14 PM (/kI1Q)

160 Was this a movie review? Shortest one evah.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:14 PM (NIZHJ)

161 There appears to be a flash version of the game.

http://portal.wecreatestuff.com/

Posted by: © Sponge at December 13, 2012 03:15 PM (UK9cE)

162
Any truth then that Brian Dennehy as Tokyo was played by Steve Martin in a Perry Mason mask?

Would make a great flick, though.

Posted by: Jess1 at December 13, 2012 03:16 PM (LwGY+)

163 ."What do you do when life gives you lemons? You make exploding lemons!"
Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 02:59 PM (xjVxe)

Burn life's house down! With the lemons!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 13, 2012 03:17 PM (v+QvA)

164 The most recent example of a lifeless, unfeeling robot starring in multiple films is Kristen Stewart.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:17 PM (SY2Kh)

165 The cake is a lie.

Posted by: UDM usually lurking at December 13, 2012 03:17 PM (4goTw)

166 I hope for the sake of scifi movies that this film does NOT end up sucking the sweat off a donkey's balls. Personally, I've been disappointed many times over with H'wood just not getting it (how to make a good scifi flick). I had high hopes for Prometheus when I read that Ridley Scott himself was in charge. After the reviews starting coming out, I just shook my head.

How the fuck does the original director fuck up the sequel/prequel to his own movie?!?! Don't tell me the corporate suits were involved because he was given complete control over creative content.

I look back at flops like Starship Troopers and get sad because there's a shit ton of great scifi books out there with incredible stories but H'wood just can't do them justice.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:17 PM (GQ8sn)

167 However, the smear of chocolate across the entire face oral region was the mental image. Perhaps there is a better term.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:09 PM (sbV1u)


---------------------------------------------


How about, chocolate encrusted whimsy-face?

Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 03:18 PM (OqZHj)

168 165 The most recent example of a lifeless, unfeeling robot starring in multiple films is Kristen Stewart.

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Bitch took my jerb!

Posted by: Hayden Christensen at December 13, 2012 03:18 PM (e0xKF)

169 Oh, and GLaDOS, being an AI, has some incorrect ideas about human
behavior. She famously believes that the primary motivator of human
behavior is the promise of Cake


That actually seems pretty astute.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 13, 2012 03:18 PM (/kI1Q)

170 oh and if you guys ever played Half Life, Portal is by the same company, and is explicitly in the same universe. In the song GLaDOS references "Black Mesa," the company in Half Life, which is a rival of her own company.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (LCRYB)

171 How the fuck does the original director fuck up the sequel/prequel to his own movie?!?!


Apparently you are unfamiliar with an obscure director named George Lucas.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (VtjlW)

172 How the fuck does the original director fuck up the sequel/prequel to his own movie?!?!

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No one serves as the creative filter to tell them their ideas are crap.

Just look at my prequels.

Posted by: George Lucas at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (e0xKF)

173 Wait a damn minute. Bannion calls AtC a nude chocolate faced clown and gets a warning?????


BULLSHIT.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (da5Wo)

174 >>>She famously believes that the primary motivator of human behavior is the promise of Cake, and spends much of the game encouraging you to continue her sadistic "tests" by promising there will be Cake after the deathtraps

No ice cream?

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (3ZtZW)

175 How about, chocolate encrusted whimsy-face?
Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 03:18 PM (OqZHj)


Works for me. You''ll have to check with the boss.

I'm making her tea right now.

Posted by: Sean Bannion, Chief of the Logistics Directorate, Benevolent Despotism of Alextopia at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (sbV1u)

176 170 Oh, and GLaDOS, being an AI, has some incorrect ideas about human
behavior. She famously believes that the primary motivator of human
behavior is the promise of Cake

That actually seems pretty astute.

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I'd say that "pie" probably motivates around 45% or so of the population. Possibly more depending on whose Kinsey-like studies you believe.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (e0xKF)

177 in other news it's friday the 13th!

gov overreach Your permanent records@hot air

weren't crazy about the patrito act?

well..
The agency has new authority to keep data about innocent
U.S. citizens for up to five years, and to analyze it for suspicious
patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited. Data about
Americans “reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information” may
be permanently retained.--------------------
Well, hey, we can trust the American government to handle this
properly, soberly, and with caution, right? At least the data will stay
with accountable US officials. Whew. That’s a load off of my mind — er, what’s that? Um …

-------------------------The changes also allow databases of U.S. civilian
information to be given to foreign governments for analysis of their
own. In effect, U.S. and foreign governments would be using the
information to look for clues that people might commit future crimes.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (nqBYe)

178 So you should find this very appealing. Because, There Will Be Cake.



As I said, the game has a genuine level of wit to it.


They carry the joke all the way to the closing credits cutscene. Playing the game you assume that the promise of cake is a lie, only to find that there really was cake waiting at the end.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (SY2Kh)

179 Wait a damn minute. Bannion calls AtC a nude chocolate faced clown and gets a warning?????Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (da5Wo)


Admit it. You're titillated.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:21 PM (sbV1u)

180 ok t's thursday but close enough!

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:21 PM (nqBYe)

181 re: "As I have no idea what this post is about, I am turning in my Junior Intellectual card."

The only words in it that really make sense to me are "William Gibson." He was famous when I was a kid. And back when the internet was primarily a repository of media "philosophy" by nerdy burnouts, his name was on it a lot. Him and Bill Hicks. Dark days! Dark and smelly.

...

When did IMDB get so fucked up you can't find anybody's credits on it? Jesus.

So, Guillermo Del Toro made Cronos. That's a good movie. Then he went to Hollywood and made garbage.

Anyway, yes, fictive entities become celebrities in the real world. Gibson's idea was borrowed from real life. In Japan (a.k.a. The Future) there's a minor tradition of character-who-isn't-a-person celebrity, mostly in music. For some reason, white people think that's amazing. But we have fictional celebrities, too. Cartoon characters.

Posted by: oblig. at December 13, 2012 03:21 PM (cePv8)

182 Admit it. You're titillated .

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:21 PM (sbV1u)


That is the second greatest word in the English language.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:22 PM (da5Wo)

183 Starship Troopers

That bitch needs to get Plinketted. Turrable on every possible level.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2012 03:22 PM (KXm42)

184 we have fictional celebrities, too. Cartoon characters.

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We've been creating fictional celebrities for around 100+ years. Some of them just catch on better than others.

Two words for you - "Kevin Federline".

Posted by: Hollywood Hype Machine at December 13, 2012 03:23 PM (e0xKF)

185 Apparently you are unfamiliar with an obscure director named George Lucas.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (VtjlW)


I marvel at the retard strength fanoi-ism from Lucas fans. It stopped being fun a long time ago, almost right after he started changing shit in his movies and told everyone to fuck off and accept them.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:24 PM (GQ8sn)

186 Data about
Americans “reasonably believed to constitute terrorism information” may
be permanently retained.


The US govt collected dietary data on OBL prior to the assault. Therefore, food purchases rightly constitute a component of terrorism information.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 13, 2012 03:25 PM (gyVJ0)

187 Try to find the clips of Portal 2 (if you haven't seen any of them yet), it is a HUNDRED times funnier than the first; especially the CEO of Aperture (played by J.K. Simmons), and the companion pod played by a dead ringer for Ricky Gervais...and, of course Glados...

Yeah, the supporting cast was absolutely fantastic. "Cave Johnson" had me cracking up the entire time I was climbing out of his complex.

Kind of a saner, less racist Chris Matthews, what with all the hard-ass bravado.

Posted by: VJay at December 13, 2012 03:26 PM (q5NFp)

188 I remember Guillermo del Toro talking about 'sperm removal' in the extra content on the Blade 2 DVD.

Seems he had a slightly different version of the part where the hobo vampire goes to see a peep show and is killed by Blade. The suits didn't like it one bit and made him change it. So GdT got his revenge by putting the director's cut version of that scene back in on the DVD.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:27 PM (GQ8sn)

189 I'm making her tea right now.
Posted by: Sean Bannion, Chief of the Logistics Directorate, Benevolent Despotism of Alextopia at December 13, 2012 03:20 PM (sbV1u)



Thank you. *sips demurely*


Wait a damn minute. Bannion calls AtC a nude chocolate faced clown and gets a warning?????


BULLSHIT.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:19 PM (da5Wo)



Sucks to be you!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:27 PM (VtjlW)

190 The US govt collected dietary data on OBL prior to the assault. Therefore, food purchases rightly constitute a component of terrorism information.

All they had to do was offer me 5 cents off on a gallon of gas and I use the grocery tracking card. It's insidious but effective.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 03:27 PM (evdj2)

191 I marvel at the retard strength fanoi-ism from Lucas fans.

Do such people still exist?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:27 PM (SY2Kh)

192 Kroger and Walmart bidding on Twinkie rights.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:29 PM (NIZHJ)

193 That bitch needs to get Plinketted. Turrable on every possible level.
Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2012 03:22 PM (KXm42)

Best... fucking... villains... ever...

An efficient, ruthless, collective that was able to effectively launch turds at humanity across galaxies.

Posted by: cajun carrot at December 13, 2012 03:29 PM (UZQM8)

194 Purp, emails, what you ingest, who you chat with,
should i make a tin foil hat or start wearing one as a fashion accessory?

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (nqBYe)

195
wait, so once again we hear about "evidence of Noah's Ark found"

and yet no one can find Osama bin Laden's body?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (jUytm)

196 192 You get 10 cents off per $100 you spent in the previous month for a fill up at Kroger.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (NIZHJ)

197 Sucks to be you!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:27 PM (VtjlW)



*grumble grumble grumble*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (da5Wo)

198 Kroger and Walmart bidding on Twinkie rights.

Bidding against each other, or the consortium of Christie, O'Donnell and Moore?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:31 PM (SY2Kh)

199 >>>and the companion pod played by a dead ringer for Ricky Gervais...

It's Steven Merchant, who is Ricky Gervais' writing/producing/everything partner. (Well everything in their comedy partnership, it's not a gay partnership.)

He appears briefly in The Office as the "gog eyed freak" from the warehouse. He's the british guy in Hall Pass.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:31 PM (LCRYB)

200 192 You get 10 cents off per $100 you spent in the previous month for a fill up at Kroger.

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Shell has a similar deal around here, but no Kroeger for 100 miles.

Unions killed them around here back in the 80s. Then did the same thing to National / Superfresh in the late 90s.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 13, 2012 03:31 PM (e0xKF)

201 Well there is the 6 episode OVA Starship Troopers anime from Bandai. Good luck finding it, its from 1988. On the plus side it actually had the suits.
http://youtu.be/QtfN8fmg1Xo

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:31 PM (4+0nx)

202 Hey that's my Job!

slaps that nasty un spiked tea away from alex's lips.
hands her the Real thing.

glares at Bcochran

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:32 PM (nqBYe)

203 *grumble grumble grumble*
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (da5Wo)



Here. Have some brownie.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:32 PM (VtjlW)

204 The writing for the Portal games is done in part by Erik Wolpaw, who was one of the guys behind Old Man Murray, the best video gaming site that hasn't been updated for a decade or so. Many hours of funny/stupid reading there (oldmanmurray.com).

Posted by: The Chap with the App at December 13, 2012 03:33 PM (fscec)

205 Kroger is after Wonder-bread and Walmart is after the Twinkie.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:33 PM (NIZHJ)

206 sniffs.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:33 PM (nqBYe)

207
Well there is the 6 episode OVA Starship Troopers anime from Bandai.
Good luck finding it, its from 1988. On the plus side it actually had
the suits.
http://youtu.be/QtfN8fmg1Xo


Hey Anna, did you ever watch the re-made live-action Battleship Yamato? Any good? I remember the cartoon as a kid.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:33 PM (GQ8sn)

208 after trying to figure out how cartoon character celebrities were "different" than what I'm talking about, I realize now there is no difference, and that that was a silly thing to say.

But, one thing: GLaDOS is in this movie but is not playing GLaDOS per se. She's not really appearing "as herself," but as the film's unnamed AI system.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:34 PM (LCRYB)

209 sniffs.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:33 PM (nqBYe)



Aww, it's okay. I'll let you borrow the good crop to smack the others away.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:34 PM (VtjlW)

210 Cake girl is a lie. A dirty, dirty, naughty lie.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 13, 2012 03:34 PM (dnBK6)

211 But, one thing: GLaDOS is in this movie but is not playing GLaDOS per se. She's not really appearing "as herself," but as the film's unnamed AI system.

What does that mean? That it's the same voice actor? Or the same style? Or both?

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 03:35 PM (QupBk)

212 *grumble grumble grumble* Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (da5Wo)

Back to the pit with you.

Oh, and when you come up back for your daily flogging, bring some clotted cream from the pantry.

I would like to surprise our Dear Leader with scones at breakfast tomorrow.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:35 PM (sbV1u)

213 sgt york, yah I watched those too. I watched it all.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:35 PM (LCRYB)

214 EC, I watched it. Was happy with the reboot. Its space opera! And the characters are still insane. Though in the live action Doc Sane is a lady - still has the giant bottle of sake and her cat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:36 PM (4+0nx)

215 We are right to work here and we sent the trade unionists from Safeway packing a generation ago. They couldn't compete with non labor mafia grocery chains.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:36 PM (NIZHJ)

216 Aww, it's okay. I'll let you borrow the good crop to smack the others away.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:34 PM (VtjlW)

eyes flamethrower.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:36 PM (nqBYe)

217 The voiceover work is done by GLaDOS’s Ellen McLain. It’s not just her however, she’s had her voice run through nearly the exact same alteration process as in Portal, which is why the two sound identical.

Ah, so both.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 03:36 PM (QupBk)

218 What does that mean? That it's the same voice actor? Or the same style? Or both?

Same voice actor, same style voice appearing in the video game and in this movie, but not the same character. The voice alteration software the film crew used was the same one the video game maker did. Not sure if they did that on purpose or not. Probably did, knowing how that would go over with the geek crowd.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:36 PM (GQ8sn)

219 This movie is going to be awesome in Colorado and Washington State.

In fact, now that pot is legal, everything will be awesome there, including funemployment, higher taxes, and more more more more more gobmint boorockrasee.

WE FUCKIN LOVE OBAMA!

LET THE MOTHER FUCKER BURN!!!!

after a good fire, i always get the munchees...

Posted by: jeremiah God Damn Barack Obama the Mother Fucking SCoaMF wright at December 13, 2012 03:37 PM (ovpNn)

220 Can we get some more of that HeatherRadish(TM) on BCochran1981 action? It was really riling up my inner 8-year-old and his desire to put two bugs in a jar, shake it up, and see one bite the head off the other.

In other news: Life's a bitch and attractiveness matters. But that;s as true for women as for men, as I'm sure a lot of fugly morons can attest. But as I've held for a long time, in the long run close personal acquaintance and true depth of personality make up for a LOT. The catch is, you have to first have that depth (not easy when you're young), then find someone who wants that depth (again, not easy ever), and then be around them long and close enough for them to be impressed by your depth (not easy in our highly mobile culture). so yeah...

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at December 13, 2012 03:37 PM (50ouk)

221 *grumble grumble grumble* Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (da5Wo)

Oh, almost forgot to mention....

Don't eat any brownies today. The commissary ran out of Valrhona and they substituted chocolate Ex-Lax.

It's been very slippery in the palace halls all day.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:37 PM (sbV1u)

222 I guess these games with interactive backstories post date my interest. I played doom and earlier but not much later than that.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 03:37 PM (QupBk)

223 Speaking of artificial pop-divas - Sharon Apple!
http://youtu.be/z7auKvJ_k5k

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:38 PM (4+0nx)

224 brownies with pecans sound yummy.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:38 PM (nqBYe)

225 I watched that trailer and just had the biggest nerdgasm.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 13, 2012 03:39 PM (41VCE)

226 Cake girl is a lie. A dirty, dirty, naughty lie.
Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 13, 2012 03:34 PM (dnBK6)


---------------------------------------------


No, no. Cake girl is real and alive. I've seen her. She has nice cupcakes. She smells like chocolate and strawberries.

Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 03:39 PM (OqZHj)

227 Speaking of artificial pop-divas - Sharon Apple!

Ahh yes. A friend of mine guy I know is a Macross fiend.

I honestly think he has masturbated to her before.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:40 PM (GQ8sn)

228
speaking of voices...

Challenge of the Super Friends (banded together from remote galaxies...) DVD comes with a commentary track with a couple of DC Comics guys.

Remember Black Manta's voice, he sounded like he was talking underwater? It was kept a secret of how they did that and they never told anyone.

yeah, interesting, I know

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:41 PM (jUytm)

229 watch out for Cake Girl, she might be carrying a wedding cake.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:41 PM (nqBYe)

230 I guess these games with interactive backstories post date my interest. I played doom and earlier but not much later than that.

The original Half-Life is wonderful, as is the original Far Cry. I highly recommend you tracking them down and experiencing them.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 13, 2012 03:41 PM (dnBK6)

231 The most recent example of a lifeless, unfeeling robot starring in multiple films is Kristen Stewart.

Ba-ZING!

You know, I wouldn't mind her mind-numbing lack of range if she was actually hot. But she's not. She's not hot at all. There are at least 20 chicks at the local mall right now that wouldn't even let her in their mean girl clique because she would drag their hot quotient down.

Hollywood really is a lottery for the mediocre.

Posted by: VJay at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (q5NFp)

232 156 Oh, and GLaDOS, being an AI, has some incorrect ideas about human behavior. She famously believes that the primary motivator of human behavior is the promise of Cake, and spends much of the game encouraging you to continue her sadistic "tests" by promising there will be Cake after the deathtraps. So you should find this very appealing. Because, There Will Be Cake.

As I said, the game has a genuine level of wit to it.

Well, I didn't play the game. I just listened to her insults. But the gameplay looks good too.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:11 PM (LCRYB

____________

So---she's been programmed by an evil Eddie Izzard.

Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (r2PLg)

233 >>>that civil war between us and the unions we were talking about a little while ago? yeah, maybe some other time

You amuse me. You seem to think your anger is a real thing, with real impact on the world.


Trust me, it's not.

I've done everything personally I can plausibly do, including long harrangues against various reporters on twitter (the only way I can contact them).

So, as far as I'm concerned, I've done my part.

Now if you, Soothsayer, have some things YOU Can do, besides simply insisting that we must be Angrier, then please do them.

I think you feel a sense of impotence because you're not actually doing anything to effect the world. So your manner of affecting the world is to yell at anyone nearby you to be "angrier."

I'm sick of it. I'm sick of your impotence turning into rage against me and others here.

Once again, if you feel the need to do something, THEN DO FUCKING SOMETHING.

All you fucking do is bitch and whine here. And we're sick of it.

Do something, or shut The FUCK up.

Lead by example, and not by whining.




Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (LCRYB)

234 EC, that is disturbing. But such ... behaviour... is documented. Still eeewww!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (4+0nx)

235 glares at Bcochran


Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:32 PM (nqBYe)


What are you glaring at me for? I provide tequila, not tea.



204
*grumble grumble grumble*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:30 PM (da5Wo)




-----------

Here. Have some brownie.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:32 PM (VtjlW)


Well that's awfully racist of you. But I like beautiful women of all shapes, sizes and colors. So thanks!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:43 PM (da5Wo)

236
I have no idea what GLADOS is, but if she's hot.....

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 13, 2012 03:43 PM (n/ubI)

237
nood post about something else

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:43 PM (jUytm)

238 and then be around them long and close enough for them to be impressed by your depth

And then keep them chained up in the basement so they don't ever strike up a conversation with a pretty girl who doesn't even know her car HAS oil, much less that she can change it herself, because when that happens it's all over.

Hrm, gotta write that down for my niece.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at December 13, 2012 03:43 PM (/kI1Q)

239 or ace cake girl.
but she has a guy.
http://minx.cc/?post=331747

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:43 PM (nqBYe)

240 125 By the way...

Does anyone know the voice actor who speaks the random numbers/code for the Scarecrow's hideout in Batman: Arkham City?
Posted by: Serious Cat at December 13, 2012 03:00 PM (UypUQ)

Don't know. But damn, Mark Hammil is the Joker? Never saw that coming.

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 03:44 PM (fWAjv)

241 Bannion,



You know I'm perfectly willing to attempt to kick your ass, right?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:44 PM (da5Wo)

242 By the looks of it the Hollyweird arm of the marxist media toolbag is further along in the crash and burn cycle than music and faux info-news.

This is an encouraging, though very predictable development.

Once "graphic novels" merged with computer games the younger creative crowd was sucked in like a bad crack habit.

And since they're the only reliable ticket consumers the traditional audience fare has been marginalized for several years now.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (aZ6ew)

243
Ace, you misunderstood my point. It was anti-anger.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (jUytm)

244 ok, maybe it is the wrong time for cake.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (nqBYe)

245 EC, that is disturbing. But such ... behaviour... is documented. Still eeewww!

Hehe...what do you think all that hentai anime is for? Tentacle rape? School girls' lady parts being sexually abused? Yeah, it's for guys like him.

Trivia about that guy I know: he only plays female characters in video games and DD. Never figured that one out, but he's never created a male character for DD gaming or touched the warrior or wizard players in Diablo.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (GQ8sn)

246 You know I'm perfectly willing to attempt to kick your ass, right? Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:44 PM (da5Wo)

I'm am glad to see the use of the conditional term "attempt."

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (sbV1u)

247 Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (LCRYB)

Frankly, I choose option three: neither lead nor whine.
Now bring on the frivolity!

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (xjVxe)

248 So.

/uncomfortable silence

I just got a Rock Island 1911 frame - w00t winter project!

/ummm...

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (3ZtZW)

249 So---she's been programmed by an evil Eddie Izzard.
Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (r2PLg)



I thought you said evil lizzard...

Obamadon gracilis

cold blooded
fangs
no emotion

Posted by: namaste, beach! at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (LpQbZ)

250 where some fictive entity becomes a celebrity, but has it happened in the real world

Brian Dennehy began life as a character on the Atari, and then entered the real world, mastered time travel, and began inserting himself in classic films, like Mortal Combat II.

Posted by: Wooga at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (snwlH)

251 Seriously Ace, it's worth the money to play Portal and its sequel. Valve are masters of story telling, and they do a phenomenal job of it through subtle cues and environmental details. There are people who place Portal as the best PC game to come out in the last decade, if ever. Heck, you're sitting here praising it and you haven't even touched it.

The thing clocks in around 2 hours. The hobos will be fine for a few hours while you play Portal.

Posted by: Hal at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (MftY/)

252 seriously, soothsayer, do you haven any tangible, actual Action Items to suggest, or do you just suggest a cathartic spazz-out which accomplishes nothing except to reassure you that your spastic emotional state is shared by others?

It is shared by others. Is that enough? Or do you need more?

Do you want your own thread? I'll give you your own thread. Do you have anything to do with it, though? Do you have anything to actually say, or to suggest, as a genuine, real action?

Or do you just want to spazz out?

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (LCRYB)

253 @FreeBeacon
Susan Rice has withdrawn her name from consideration for Sec of State

Wa-wa.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (TtXjG)

254 I think you feel a sense of impotence because you're not actually doing anything to effect the world. So your manner of affecting the world is to yell at anyone nearby you to be "angrier."

_______________________

There is an ex-blogger that trolls here as a character based on this exact premise.

Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:47 PM (r2PLg)

255 Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (xjVxe)
er ...gazes into my navel, shares lint.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:48 PM (nqBYe)

256 I guess these games with interactive backstories post date my interest. I played doom and earlier but not much later than that.

Early shooters like Doom could get away with being just a shooter because the first person shooter was still relatively new.

Turns out that there's only so much variation you can do with regards to different weapons, maps and enemies to keep it interesting though. For modern games the story aspect is a crucial aspect.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:48 PM (SY2Kh)

257 I'm am glad to see the use of the conditional term "attempt."



Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:45 PM (sbV1u)


Well, this is the internet. For all I know you're a 6'3" 250lb 20th degree black belt in Fuckyouup-su.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:48 PM (da5Wo)

258 250 So---she's been programmed by an evil Eddie Izzard.
Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:42 PM (r2PLg)


I thought you said evil lizzard...

Obamadon gracilis

cold blooded
fangs
no emotion
Posted by: namaste, beach! at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (LpQbZ)

____________________

No Eddie Izzard he has this whole Cake or Death routine based on The Church of England.

Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (r2PLg)

259 EC, when I play D and D I have always rolled an extra D6 for gender. It always rolls to say Female.

As for computer games like Guild Wars, and Guild Wars 2, the female characters are far more appealing to the eye. Female Elementalists, think Go-go dancer in attire and they dance that way.

Your friend might find it more of a challenge to RP female on top of other characteristics. Female elven ranger-cleric.

Or has serious issues.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (4+0nx)

260
The spazzing is in your imagination. There is no anger, nor any whining on my part.

I'm simply wondering if there is anything else we can do. We seem to be in a rut, if you haven't noticed.

A thread might be nice.

How about a thread to generate ideas?

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (jUytm)

261 Turns out that there's only so much variation you can do with regards to
different weapons, maps and enemies to keep it interesting though. For
modern games the story aspect is a crucial aspect.



HAHAHAH!!!! WHATEVER YOU SAY!!!!

Posted by: Activision, makers of Call of Duty at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (GQ8sn)

262 Well, this is the internet. For all I know you're a 6'3" 250lb 20th degree black belt in Fuckyouup-su. Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:48 PM (da5Wo

Couple inches off.

But, I haven't used the combatives class since Ranger school and I was hoping for an opportunity to brush up on the topic.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:50 PM (sbV1u)

263 It's amazing how most people on the internet are 280 pound ninjas. They are much less common in real life.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:50 PM (NIZHJ)

264 Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:48 PM (nqBYe)

Hah, I study a philosophy sub-field, navel gazing is my day job. I need a distraction from that.
For frivolity I love me some games and movie discussion though. (That wasn't a joke, I seriously would prefer option 3. I can just skip both the leading and whining and enjoy the fun here.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 03:50 PM (xjVxe)

265 It is spazzing out. I'm tired of the spazzes who claim we have to talk for the TENTH time about the union thing, and get all possibly that some of us think that nine is enough, and we can talk about something else.

What's going to be different the tenth time?

I'm tired of being badgered by your need for constant emotional reinforcement.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (LCRYB)

266 Your friend might find it more of a challenge to RP female on top of other characteristics. Female elven ranger-cleric.

Or has serious issues.



No, I think he has had issues for a long time, they just seem to manifest in RPG games. He's perfectly harmless though.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (GQ8sn)

267 But, I haven't used the combatives class since Ranger school and I was hoping for an opportunity to brush up on the topic.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:50 PM (sbV1u)


Oh.

Joy.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (da5Wo)

268 It's amazing how most people on the internet are 280 pound ninjas. They are much less common in real life. Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:50 PM (NIZHJ)

Did I also mention I look like George Clooney and that Kate Upton is my wife?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (sbV1u)

269 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S1m0ne

I actually kinda liked that one.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (gyVJ0)

270 Mayor Shitberg apparently has a cable news channel now.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (NIZHJ)

271 Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (da5Wo

Meh.

I'd rather get drunk with you.

C'mere ya big lug.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (sbV1u)

272 Did I also mention I look like George Clooney and that Kate Upton is my wife?


I looked up your Facebook and saw you looked more like Jimmy Savile!


*runs*

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (GQ8sn)

273
Again, the point was to point out of the pointlessness of the brief outrage about the union violence.

You keep insisting that I'm angry and I'm yelling. Quite the opposite; I'm trying to suggest we take a different course.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:53 PM (jUytm)

274 do you really think that if we don't talk about the same thing further today there's a danger we'll forget about it?

I don't think you have a very broad range of interests. Do us both a favor and find someplace that promises you to be nothing but the same partisan pot-stirring with literally every post. And there are blogs like that.

This isn't one of them. Go find one of the many, many blogs like that instead of demanding that I suit you.

Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:53 PM (LCRYB)

275 *looks around* Then again EC, don't have a lot of room to talk. I just feel Leona Ozaki and that toy tank of her's is just lurking around the corner waiting to arrest me.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:53 PM (4+0nx)

276 Meh.



I'd rather get drunk with you.



C'mere ya big lug.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (sbV1u)


Ha! Drunk it is!

I'm apparently a very, very friendly and happy drunk.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 03:53 PM (da5Wo)

277 >>How about a thread to generate ideas?
Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (jUytm)

He's been doing just that of late.Note a couple of links in RCP recently.
Actually I think things have been picking up here......cept for Cochran and his near constant towel snapping.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 13, 2012 03:53 PM (aZ6ew)

278 I hate to say it but I watched so much Michigan video--it actually got depressing.

I think it has the opposite effect for some people.

There were commenters saying that it was so depressing they needed to get away from it.

It's also possible that we depressed our own turn out by saying how bad it was.

There could be a weird dynamic to it.

Posted by: tasker at December 13, 2012 03:54 PM (r2PLg)

279 I looked up your Facebook and saw you looked more like Jimmy Savile! Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:52 PM (GQ8sn)

On the internet, everyone is Jimmy Savile!!

Until proven otherwise in a court of law....

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:54 PM (sbV1u)

280 Until proven otherwise in a court of law....


DUN DUN!!!!

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:55 PM (GQ8sn)

281 Posted by: ace at December 13, 2012 03:51 PM (LCRYB)

I did mention this before, but I've often wondered ace if the failure of your idea that conservative blogs should write about other things (i.e. movies) fails to gain traction because conservatives (who aren't as bubble-ish as the MFM suggests) are often other places engaging in those discussions.

But still, don't change a think, the Horde is awesome and I want to argue movies, football (cheerleaders) and games with them.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 03:55 PM (xjVxe)

282 HAHAHAH!!!! WHATEVER YOU SAY!!!!
Posted by: Activision, makers of Call of Duty at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (GQ8sn)



I choked I was laughing so hard.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 03:55 PM (VtjlW)

283 I choked I was laughing so hard.


*bows*

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:56 PM (GQ8sn)

284
Maybe you've noticed that every time we get agitated we go right to "11" and the gun talk starts, and the civil war talk starts, or let's start our own network, or let it all burn, etc.

Maybe there's "5" or a "6" setting we can go to and use these opportunities to nudge back using our free resources online. That's all I'm saying.

Posted by: soothsayer at December 13, 2012 03:57 PM (jUytm)

285 Posted by: Activision, makers of Call of Duty at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (GQ8sn)

The noob tube was not one of Activision's finest moments.

Nor was the complete inability to anticipate JTAG hacks.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 13, 2012 03:58 PM (sbV1u)

286 Maintaining a 7x24 hate/outrage is too much like work, you gotta have some fun occasionally...like AB did.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 13, 2012 03:58 PM (gyVJ0)

287 Well, I've got to go home now.

FedEx just sent me an email telling me they left 1000 rounds of 55gr FMJ 5.56mm rifle ammo sitting on my doorstep. Better get it inside the house before the school kids find it and steal it.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:58 PM (GQ8sn)

288 i would stop the car, but i'm afraid someone might bounce the computer screen off my nose.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 03:59 PM (nqBYe)

289 Thats pretty nice EC, got any ammo for a Seburo MN-23? Running a tad low and Buaku is out of work.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 03:59 PM (4+0nx)

290 284 Long or Cross?

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 04:00 PM (NIZHJ)

291 Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 03:58 PM (GQ8sn)

UPS just sent me a notice that I have a 1.7lb package on my doorstep that I have no idea what it is. (The notice says amazon shipped it, but I haven't ordered anything from amazon. Nor has the wife.)

(And no, it's not spam/fishing. I signed up for UPS mychoice a while back and get alerted to any package with my address regardless of if I initiated the order. All the spam blocking checks out and entering the tracking number into UPS's website directly returns 1 package delivered today.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 04:01 PM (xjVxe)

292 HAHAHAH!!!! WHATEVER YOU SAY!!!!


Posted by: Activision, makers of Call of Duty at December 13, 2012 03:49 PM (GQ8sn)

Heh.Except, games like CoD which are mostly bought for multiplayer anyways also demonstrate the point.
Even there, the (short) single player campaign revolves around a plot. I doubt they'd sell a bazillion copies every new release for $60 a pop if the only difference between sequels was a couple new guns and maps.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 04:02 PM (SY2Kh)

293 UPS just sent me a notice that I have a 1.7lb package


xmas present?

Posted by: namaste, beach! at December 13, 2012 04:02 PM (LpQbZ)

294 UPS just sent me a notice that I have a 1.7lb
package on my doorstep that I have no idea what it is. (The notice says
amazon shipped it, but I haven't ordered anything from amazon. Nor has
the wife.)



Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 04:01 PM (xjVxe)

I bought a few things, i'm sorry i forgot to let you know.(ps I also used your credit card , Thanx!)

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 04:03 PM (nqBYe)

295 1.7lbs? Its an Occu-Potty

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 04:03 PM (4+0nx)

296 Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 04:03 PM (nqBYe)

Hey if you shipped them to me, no harm no foul .

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at December 13, 2012 04:04 PM (xjVxe)

297 well , hell.

Posted by: ette at December 13, 2012 04:05 PM (nqBYe)

298 Okay. Back from the nood thread. Just can't get into football this year. And, worse yet for me, basketball is even a bigger yawner.

Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 04:06 PM (OqZHj)

299 Thank you CefePress, made $29 this year.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at December 13, 2012 04:07 PM (4+0nx)

300 1.7lbs? A hand written movie review?

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 04:08 PM (NIZHJ)

301
UPS just sent me a notice that I have a 1.7lb package

Ummm....it's lighter than that. I weighed it. With my vagina.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 13, 2012 04:09 PM (bbTyq)

302 136If this trend continues, I want a movie with a Handsome Jack character.
Posted by: Hollowpoint at December 13, 2012 03:04 PM (SY2Kh)


YES. Handsome Jack is amazing.

"Ol' balloon tits is still holdin' a grudge against me, huh? I mean, don't get me wrong, I get it - once you've eaten prime rib for free, it's hard to go back to suckin' down hamburgers for cash. If you know what I'm talking about. Do you know what I'm talking about? (pause) Dicks. I'm talkin' about dicks."

Posted by: Heralder at December 13, 2012 04:10 PM (+xmn4)

303 Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 13, 2012 03:46 PM (TtXjG)
___
SNAP

Posted by: kallisto at December 13, 2012 04:14 PM (jm/9g)

304

>>Posted by: Soona at December 13, 2012 04:06 PM (OqZHj)

Know just what you mean.
Sports media is way past the saturation point.I just record a game now and blow through it on the dvr.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 13, 2012 04:15 PM (aZ6ew)

305 Shuwach!

Posted by: Shin Hayata at December 13, 2012 04:16 PM (O80gU)

306 Robby the Robot used to turn up in lots of stuff, not as "Robby", but billed as Robby in the credits.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living... at December 13, 2012 04:31 PM (KAWvv)

307 Alright, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make
lemonade - make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your
damn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's
manager. Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson
lemons. Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house
down! With the lemons. I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a
combustible lemon that burns your house down!

Posted by: Cave Johnson at December 13, 2012 04:33 PM (VPMjy)

308 QUESTION FOR GAMERS AND GEEKS

As someone whose last PC gaming experience was in the days of Starcraft, can somebody explain to me 1.) What "Steam" is; 2.) whether this "Portal" game is available outside of it? Can I go to a big-box retailer and purchase it right now? Because it sounds incredible from the stuff I just found on YouTube. And I want it. And its sequel.


Posted by: Jeff B. at December 13, 2012 04:50 PM (TuW+p)

309 Jeff B,

Steam is simply a client you run to access your Steam bought games. It is also a DRM service, social media, and now a real world money market for in game items. Since Portal is a Valve game (makers of Steam), you must buy it from either inside Steam or one of the retail stores. You must have Steam to play it, but it loads automatically when you launch Portal.

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 05:09 PM (doBIb)

310
Steam is a digital distribution service. So, if I wanted to say, buy Portal, I would go to Steam and type it in the search bar. It'd come up for sale and I could purchase it right there and it'd be downloaded on to my computer (with a decent connection and game sizeit'd take anywhere from5 minutes to an hour). After that, you install and play. The game is yours, you just don't have a box and disc for it. It remains in your Steam library and you can uninstall and install it at will. I find it very convenient.
You need to download the client which runs in the background and create a login. Some pros are that they have some really incredible sales and sell some old games that might be harder to find at retailers and games auto patch and update. Personally, I've only purchased 1 actual box game in the past 5 or 6 years. Everything else is on my steam library.
Right now there is a portal bundle on Steam that is both Portal 1 and Portal 2 for $24.98.

Posted by: Heralder at December 13, 2012 05:09 PM (+xmn4)

311 Sorry for the text wall, it had spaces on my screen before I pressed "post".

Posted by: Heralder at December 13, 2012 05:10 PM (+xmn4)

312 Music by Jethro Tull. 'nuff said.

Posted by: Jethro Tull at December 13, 2012 05:11 PM (A3EAh)

313 Jax Teller, Stringer Bell and Glaados??!? Ho.lee.fuck!

Posted by: Ccooper at December 13, 2012 05:12 PM (oq45n)

314 The Steam sales are amazing. When they have an old game you missed for 75% off, it's too good not to buy!

Posted by: EC at December 13, 2012 05:13 PM (doBIb)

315
A lot of new games require you to have Steam even if you purchased a physical copy. Owning the disc merely means that you don't need to download the game if you want to install it (which can save you some time). If you're at all interested in current PC games, it's definitely a good idea to get Steam.

There are a couple of competing services out there (EA runs Origin - not to be confused with Lord British's old company - and Stardock created Impulse, which iirc was acquired by whoever it is that owns Electronic Boutique these days). But Steam has close to total market dominance in this area.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2012 05:15 PM (UWFpX)

316 Ron Perlman is in this movie. MUCH more recognizable.

Posted by: Chris W. at December 13, 2012 09:57 PM (trMJs)






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