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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 27, 2014, 01:39:53 PM
COMBO BREAKER


I went to the store today during my lunch break to find something for dinner. While looking through the manager special meat (basically meat that is almost at it's sell by date-usually 2 days away) I find a T-bone for 5 cents a pound. Yes. You read that right. 5 cents a pound. It was a little over a pound so the price was 6 cents. I was a little shy because of the price, I mean that is super expensive. Luckily for me it also had a 30% off sticker on it so I bought it for the extravagant price of 4 cents.


Also...related to the above posts...I am not sure how to take the question about whether I believe in the paranormal or not. It is one of those questions that can easily have judgement behind it. Also, I am assuming that Grim feels similarly to me, which is why there weren't words, just the post quoted. I am not sure what to believe, I don't disbelieve, just...don't know. I have seen some things I can't explain and heard some things that scared the shit out of me. It is a fun adventure to go out and do these investigations.

This is what I typed:
"Yeah, I was about to ask what Mr. Kael beat me to. Seems like a lot of money spent on something kind of...silly? To each their own and all that. Unless you're going to be on one of those ghost hunter shows, then go nuts. Those people are very good at scaring themselves, then pretending it's all real.
You know me, Dagg. Skeptic extraordinaire. "

It's actually in the post, just in the wrong place.

I don't think it's silly, that's why. It is a way to go out and explore history. I may never get proof that there is anything out there, and as I said I am not sure if I even believe that there is, I just don't know. It's a hobby and I spend money on hobbies. I would never spend money on a nice tree or shrub, but you would.

"I would never spend money on a nice tree or shrub, but you would."
So you'd spend money on a not-so-nice tree or shrub? ;-)

Well, you're welcome for the cleaner air my trees and shrubs help to create then. hmph.

BTW, I like the exploring of history angle. Always interesting. You hear they opened up to the public that supposedly haunted house with ten million rooms that is constantly being worked on? I forget the name of it, and where it's at. That would be interesting to go see. I remember watching a show about it.



62  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: March 26, 2014, 11:46:31 PM
Dice, Jimmy, and whoever: I've only found the Hobbit movies entertaining on the surface. As soon as you start thinking about them, they completely fall apart. I actually thought the second was worse than the first. My review is in here somewhere, so I'm not re-treading it all. Too long, too much CG, too many bad action scenes, superhuman(elven) Legolas and Elf lady, and much more.


Drinking Buddies -
While the title makes complete sense, it doesn't get you in the right mind set for what this movie turns out to be. It is NOT a rom-com. Yes, it looks like one, but it plays out nothing like what we all think of as the stereotypical (crappy) romantic comedy. This is actually GOOD. Really good. This is a drama about relationships and life. And drinking beer. A LOT of beer. Honestly, that part kind of bothered me, as so much alcohol is consumed in this movie, it's ridiculous. I let it slide due to the movie completely circumventing tired cliches, and actually being realistic in it's depictions of people in troubled relationships. A nice surprise.

Nebraska -
A quiet drama about a crazy old dude who gets one of those stupid sweepstakes packets in the mail, and thinks he's won millions. The movie is basically about the trip, and his eccentricities. It's slow, and can get a little boring at times, but seems to be aware of this. Little bits of humor are interjected throughout, and the movie is about a lot more than a silly roadtrip. I did find the old dude annoying, but I guess that was the point. Not a bad movie, but I don't think I could recommend it to your average movie goer.

Prisoners -
This is a pretty intense film. We have some great actors doing some fine work in a drama about kidnapped little girls, and how it affects people. It's probably a half hour too long, and spends far too much time on Hugh Jackmans character being angry, and acting like an idiot. It's pretty obvious from the start where it's all headed, but I still enjoyed the story, as dark as it was.

Inside Llewyn Davis -
A pretty good story here. although a bit slow. I had heard amazing things about this movie, and was, admittedly, let down. It's not bad, by any means, but was not the powerful, moving, experience I was hoping for. Oscar Isaac is pretty great as Llewyn Davis. He sings great, too. The movie never really goes anywhere, though, which I guess is the whole point. It's a more realistic, non-Hollywoodized, story of a musician trying to make it. No perfect, million dollar, ending here.
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 26, 2014, 11:04:24 PM
COMBO BREAKER


I went to the store today during my lunch break to find something for dinner. While looking through the manager special meat (basically meat that is almost at it's sell by date-usually 2 days away) I find a T-bone for 5 cents a pound. Yes. You read that right. 5 cents a pound. It was a little over a pound so the price was 6 cents. I was a little shy because of the price, I mean that is super expensive. Luckily for me it also had a 30% off sticker on it so I bought it for the extravagant price of 4 cents.


Also...related to the above posts...I am not sure how to take the question about whether I believe in the paranormal or not. It is one of those questions that can easily have judgement behind it. Also, I am assuming that Grim feels similarly to me, which is why there weren't words, just the post quoted. I am not sure what to believe, I don't disbelieve, just...don't know. I have seen some things I can't explain and heard some things that scared the shit out of me. It is a fun adventure to go out and do these investigations.

This is what I typed:
"Yeah, I was about to ask what Mr. Kael beat me to. Seems like a lot of money spent on something kind of...silly? To each their own and all that. Unless you're going to be on one of those ghost hunter shows, then go nuts. Those people are very good at scaring themselves, then pretending it's all real.
You know me, Dagg. Skeptic extraordinaire. "

It's actually in the post, just in the wrong place.
64  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 25, 2014, 09:55:12 PM
Ordered a 1080P 8 channel NVR and 4 cameras as an early birthday present to myself. I wont be using this surveillance system for home security. I will be taking it with me to paranormal investigations.
What a coincidence,I just installed an 8 channel dvr system at a restaurant, shame the cameras are only standard resolution. Only difference besides that is it IS for surveilance.
Yeah, I was about to ask what Mr. Kael beat me to. Seems like a lot of money spent on something kind of...silly? To each their own and all that. Unless you're going to be on one of those ghost hunter shows, then go nuts. Those people are very good at scaring themselves, then pretending it's all real.
You know me, Dagg. Skeptic extraordinaire.

I was considering a 960h system but I wanted the high Def so that I can see more detail in the dark.
Have you tested the cameras yet to see if their night vision is adequate? Most camera say night vision, but really mean maybe 10 feet of viewable distance before it's too dark.

Yeah, I saw the cameras in action. They have a good 30ft of true night vision (0 lux lighting). Most of the places I will be using them will have a little better than that, though not by much. I expect about 40-50ft of good coverage and then degraded beyond that. I plan on testing them this weekend when I go stay at a reportedly haunted hotel. I will let them run over night. Good times.

Do you actually believe in ghosts btw?

I don't know. I am not against the idea, but I don't really know.
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: True Facts on: March 22, 2014, 08:34:25 PM
Yeah, I've been watching these for a while. They've kind of lost a little of their luster over time, but still funny.

BEWARE the Duck one. Traumatizing.
66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 22, 2014, 08:29:25 PM
No more Chicago Flower and Garden Show for me. My company has a display, and I've had to work it the past 2 Saturdays. It's been kind of fun, but also kind of sucky, because I have so much to do at home. Plus, having to get up early on a Saturday and drive into Chicago blows. Hopefully, we get some serious business out of it.
It's nearing the end of March, and I want to start on my Spring garden cleanup, but the weather just doesn't want to cooperate. 30's for the next week. WTF? The poor Daffodils have just barely started poking out of the ground. They would normally be blooming right about now.
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 21, 2014, 09:51:18 AM
So what happened to Yoda? It's been weeks...months since he rudely insulted me...I feel unloved.
I've been wondering this for a while now. He just flat out disappeared. Maybe he became a firefighter, and the swarm of women prevent him from accessing his phone/computer?
The great mystery of our time!
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 20, 2014, 09:41:09 PM
All the references to Nostalgia in regards to FFX make me laugh. It feels far too recent to be nostalgic about. FFIV(2 on the SNES!) I am nostalgic about. FFX not so much. Maybe in 10 more years. I also realize this could have something to do with younger people on the board growing from a kid into an adult in that time. Then 10 years seems like a lot of time. *shrugs*
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 19, 2014, 11:39:33 PM
I loved FFX, just like a lot of of you did, but I have no desire to ever play it again. But, I never play ANY game more than once, so I think my opinion may not count here.

Finished the Swamp Palace in A Link Between Worlds. The bosses seem to be getting easier and easier, which is odd, but kind of makes sense.
I like how the dungeons are not overly massive multi-play session affairs. Well, for me, they still take 2-3 nights, but that's nothing compared to past Zelda dungeons. They are perfectly designed, and the perfect length.
This game rocks.


Don't get/upgrade the Fire Rod.  That thing is broken.

And obviously it gets easier because you're getting better! :D

Anyways, I do feel what you mean.  I actually like the shorter dungeons too.  First time around for Zelda dungeons used to take me forever (ie; a few nights).  The more I think about the "classic" love of Zelda compared to newer and other adventure games though, the more I can't wait to see a Zelda for the WiiU.  Between that and Xenoblade 2 I'd say my system purchase was justified (well, I only paid fifty bucks, but still).

I love the fire rod! It kicks ass. I haven't actually bought it yet, but I keep renting it when I (rarely) die. I suppose it could end up making things a bit too easy, though.
As much as I love Zelda games, as a whole(*glares at Skyward Sword*), a new one for the WiiU could push me over the edge of getting one. I'm in no hurry, though. Just like with the newer systems. I'll get there eventually.
70  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 19, 2014, 11:18:36 PM
I loved FFX, just like a lot of of you did, but I have no desire to ever play it again. But, I never play ANY game more than once, so I think my opinion may not count here.

Finished the Swamp Palace in A Link Between Worlds. The bosses seem to be getting easier and easier, which is odd, but kind of makes sense.
I like how the dungeons are not overly massive multi-play session affairs. Well, for me, they still take 2-3 nights, but that's nothing compared to past Zelda dungeons. They are perfectly designed, and the perfect length.
This game rocks.
71  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 19, 2014, 09:53:10 PM
Anyone else watching Cosmos? You should be. Totally fascinating, even when you already know what's being covered. I love how much my son is loving it as well.

Last episode of TWD: boring stuff going on, then WHAM! Didn't see that coming at all.
72  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: March 14, 2014, 11:39:37 AM
I haven't been playing A Link Between Worlds as much as I'd like to, but I did manage to finish the desert palace last night. Another great dungeon. This game is rocking! They really did a bang up job designing these dungeons, and incorporating the "link as a painting" mechanic.
I like how unique the music has been as well.
I'm trying to find my way into the dungeon with the entrance covered by water. There's that big ass rock with the crack in it that I'm pretty sure I need to blow up, but what a pain it would be to lead the big bomb thing all the way there! Unless there's another way? Not sure.
73  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 11, 2014, 10:02:39 AM
These mornings after the time change have been killing me. I'm so freaking tired. It feels like the  middle of the night when I get up because it's so damn dark out. Plus, I'm tired as hell and falling asleep at my desk. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

My sons 3 hermit crabs have all died. We don't really know what we did wrong. Probably something to do with the humidity of the tank. Still, that whole process was a pain in the butt. Anyone who says Hermit Crabs are a "beginner" pet(Frickin' Petsmart) are WAY wrong. There's a lot to keep track of, and change, and clean.
I feel bad for him, as he proved himself to be quite responsible with their care. We'll let him have another pet eventually. He wants a lizard of some sort, but my wife isn't too big on that idea. I think it would be cool, of course.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 05, 2014, 09:51:22 PM
Man, that sucks Alisha. I kind of understand where you're coming from, as I had a pretty complicated relationship with my father before he died. I had a hard time feeling any emotion for a few days. I hope you have some friends or family to help you along the way.
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 05, 2014, 09:48:50 PM
Kiwi is a classic.

So this has been spreading around lately.  Get ready for sweaty palms:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loGM3VvpsOE
WTF? Like,  seriously. What. The. Fuck? How has this guy(guys?) not died yet? What an idiot. Future Darwin award winner. Gotta have cajones of steel to even fathom doing that. I get skeezy about heights, and could barely watch the video.
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