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1891  The Rest / General Discussions / McDonalds hates America. on: July 11, 2008, 11:40:02 AM
This however, is a widely reported problem, as is the actual violence.

Violence against Tibetian terrorists that attacked and killed at least 10 innocent people maybe. And then it's called a peaceful protest in every English media outlet I've read...why? But they're not really lying...they usually say something like "People died in the protest", which is vague beyond all recognition. Who died? Who attacked who? Who killed whom?

I'm not saying I'm giving huge credence to the treatment-of-athletes comment. It just makes me raise a brow, as this IS what the Soviet regime did with several of its athletes during the days of the USSR/CCCP.

I'm not doubting what the article describes, really. But it's pretty obvious that it's more than just a black-white "China's being inhumane" thing, which is what this person is trying to make it out to be.

You and I both know any well-educated person knows that Beijing 2008 is way beyond just peaceful, friendly competition...and you and I both know China alone isn't responsible for it becoming that.
1892  The Rest / General Discussions / McDonalds hates America. on: July 11, 2008, 09:52:27 AM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Agreed. I'm more disturbed by the footnote on athletic treatment.

The problem I have with that is twofold.

1. This is some randomguyx500 in a corner of the internet, so not only is his word not a credible source, but he also skews the information provided by the *single* source he provided. The article says that even Olympic champions have trouble with making ends meet after they retire at a visibly young age. Uh, no shit? Just because you won a gold medal doesn't really mean that you'll have anything else to contribute to society (Yang in the article admitted this himself, that he had neither the skills nor resources to pursue other things in life). It's true that China is pretty much forcing him to participate in Beijing, but it's pretty obvious from that article that he really has no other choice because he lacks education in any other area and his family is humble.

Mark Hamill made it big as Luke Skywalker, but he still had plenty of trouble coping with his acting career after that because he was unable to shake that role.

2. Source based in American newspapers and sources often skew information to demonize China. I'm not saying ROC is a good government...but the amount of bias involved in American media sources' portrayal of China is so exaggerated it's almost sickening for me to read/watch sometimes. In fact, it's not even simply bias, sometimes it's flat-out lies. Examples:

This is a picture from Nepal policeman in Katmandu visibly attacking a helpless victim. Yet obviously from the article it claims that it's a Chinese policeman attacking a helpless Tibetian. Um, okay?

Usage of stupid captions like "Heavy military presence" when those people are clearly moving someone into an ambulance. And look at their sleeves...they're not policemen or soldiers.

1893  The Rest / General Discussions / McDonalds hates America. on: July 09, 2008, 02:51:18 AM

Oh, and as a note to all you culture-retarded people that are looking far too deeply into this, consider that you have to realize what McDonald's usual slogan is in Chinese:

"wo jiu shi xihuan" (我就是喜歡), which is the Chinese version of "I'm lovin' it", is the usual slogan. They're just editing it to match the Olympic competitive air. Thus, "wo jiu shi xihuan zhongguo ying" (我就是喜歡中國贏).

There's plenty of things to complain about when it comes to China, but don't pick out fucking retarded things like this. Goddamn you people piss me off.
1894  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 09, 2008, 02:43:04 AM
Take a look at that. In the last 24 hours he's sold a noble's tunic, a pluto's staff, and hedgehog bomb. "Levrang" isn't known as a character to anyone I've talked to, yet he sells high-level gear every day. My brother saw him in Upper Jeuno and his title was "Adventurer," he's lvl 1. I think we've found an RMT account who steals...hmm...

There's a whole organization of RMT who are using the first names of every server. On Bahamut there's a bunch of characters named Bahxxxx, and Leviathan has Levxxx, and so on.

Hope you can get your account back, I always key-in my password now with the virtual keyboard thing they give us, and I never save my password either. Pretty sure that helps.
1895  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 07, 2008, 10:07:39 AM
lulz ur a woman Tomara gtfo plz
1896  The Rest / General Discussions / Why do YOU game? on: July 07, 2008, 10:06:39 AM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
It's more cost effective than a cocaine habit.

Not always.
1897  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 07, 2008, 01:31:31 AM
Random crap.

Last week, sky had some pretty lame drops.

This week I was a bit more lucky though.

I tanked NIN/DRK for the first time, which is the first time this LS ever let me main tank something. For the most part it went pretty smooth, but our second Suzaku still had some pretty lame-o drops. :P

Random conversation time.

1898  The Rest / General Discussions / Nerd girls are sexy now, it seems. on: July 07, 2008, 01:19:34 AM
SPY GENTLEMEN, you have to be one of the biggest morons I've ever seen over the internet, and I'm sure you know how much weight that carries. Granted though, that in same ways I can appreciate your intellect because you are probably one of the best veiled trolls I've ever seen. Aside from your thinly veiled ad hominem through your dumb-ass internet persona that is on the level of camp in The Tick superhero Carpeted Man, most of your "logical" arguments might as well be all the same provided by Stainmaster.

Why do girl gamers make a point that they're girls? Because they have boobs, that's why. If you play any MMORPG and call some girl gamer a "he" or "him" it doesn't bother me at all if they correct me and let me know that they're, in fact, girls. I'm sure you'll be perfectly comfortable with me referring to you as Mrs. Gentleman though.
1899  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: July 01, 2008, 10:00:33 AM
Escaflowne is probably one of my top mecha anime of all time. The romance part is kind of annoying, but for what it was it's better than 90% of the shitty romance stories the Japanese can put out.
1900  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The Dark Knight on: July 01, 2008, 09:56:26 AM
Quote from: "Blace"
Disagree, The Matrix is a great movie.

My point wasn't that The Matrix was a bad movie (I thought it was okay), it's that people hype trailers like no tomorrow because they have fast editing and mystique around them. Here's another example: Cloverfield. Everyone was going all "omg it's godzilla", "omg it's the second coming", and the movie ended up being...okay to just being bad because it was all exposition.
1901  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The Dark Knight on: June 30, 2008, 11:40:41 PM

God damn, that review is terribly written. Iíve read better reviews on IGN.


The first comment on that page sums up my feelings nicely:

Man I hope this score is accurate and not just a product of the hype machine.

Seriously, The Dark Knight is one of the most hyped movies ever and it would ridiculous if it came out and it didn't get high scores. All Batman fans seem to want is anger, darkness, and stuff blowing up, and that makes a good Batman movie.

Good trailer is good. Matrix had a good trailer too, and it's not that great of a movie.
1902  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: June 29, 2008, 04:44:46 AM
Well with such an infinite loop it would become the greatest thing ever

It's an infinite loop of being "infinitely superior"...so I dunno wtf that would make it.

Honestly, shows like One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto all have the same damn flaws- none of the shows are ABOUT anything. And if they are, it's just the backdrop and almost nothing the show ever does will have any kind of progress along that storyline.

Finished Gundam 00 recently (kind of). It was pretty good, much better than the SEED series anyway. There's a lot of nonsense the series can do without though, the first half was incredibly boring and I wouldn't blame anyone for hating the show just for the crappy beginning.

Victory Gundam is easily becoming my favorite Gundam series.

Victory Gundam starts off fine, though not surprisingly leaves you asking how many times you've seen this damn storyline before. Then near the middle and end it has some of the dumbest things I've ever seen in a Gundam show. Most of the fights are top-notch, but the story and characters ended up being really superfluous for me.
1903  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Wall-E ...and Pixar; shifting their demographic? on: June 29, 2008, 03:51:37 AM
Wall-E is actually an idea a lot of the Pixar staff have wanted to do for a while now, but they weren't allowed to because of the concept (dystopian future, etc).

I doubt Pixar will have a demographic to change though, thus far they have made movies that appeal to both children and adults, and there's no reason for them to change it so that it only appeals to adults. If you watched their last film (Ratatouille), that had plenty of stuff in it for adults, and lots of double entendres that I thought were really clever.

I haven't watched Wall-E yet, but I heard there's plenty of cutesy stuff in it to attract the kids, and I recall as a kid I never really gave much of a damn about story anyway, depending on what kind of show/movie it was. Of course, this depends on how old your definition of child is.
1904  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Diablo 3? on: June 28, 2008, 11:28:12 AM
This is a definite must-buy. I will definately be getting this game when Blizzard releases it in 2022.
1905  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: June 28, 2008, 11:26:30 AM
Haven't posted in a while, so I guess I'll do a bit of an update.

Was screwing around with my NPC and saw this guy floating around, so killed him for some small rewards:

Ran to Promyvion-Holla for Tactics Pearl quests as well as a shot at the last Memosphere I don't. Well, after killing about a million Cravers in Mea to get the memosphere this spire makes up for it by dropping on the first damn one I kill:

Have had some extra time lately so I decided to give another shot at Nashmeira's Plea.

This fight was not interested in proving my memory wrong of how incredibly tough this stationary mish-mash of shiny metal is.

So after two tries, our WAR has to leave. Naturally I go drag along the only WAR I know around who's bored often enough after his regular Nyzul runs that don't drop anything to give me a hand. ;)

Everyone has to leave after this, so it's now or never. Well, obviously a post with this many pictures only has one obvious ending:

Go figure the last thing he does before he croaks is kill me, though:

I have to say, this is probably the most exciting battle I've ever had in FFXI.

And what FFXI post is not complete without showing off some shiny new item?

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