Comment #3570 by: I think my name is Stevie. at about 09:33 on November 16, 2009
Who is that? Is somebody there with you?

  Comment #3569 by: Treefire at about 02:48 on November 14, 2009
Bob, as it turns out, your smack-talking attempt and elaboration were happily unwarranted. I, in fact, play alliance on that server, so you need not fear my stinkiness.

Your toons shall be added to my friends-lists post-haste. You can find me, at odd hours, on one of the following toons: Verserran, Sundaar, Drømmetyder, or Breadbelly. Every once in a great while I spend a little time on a gnome rogue named Gnopoleon.

what a fine coinkidink that we are on the same server! I look forward to some in-game chattery. All others must now succumb to our combined social gravity, and transfer to T-horn/buy and install game and all xpacs and roll up a noob.

You can, of course, if you can find him, smack-talk Sean Wolfe to your hearts content (and I encourage you to do so), for not only playing horde, but actually re-rolling on a random server to do so and not consulting with his old WoW-buddies first...

Time to go shoot some stuff with my gun while my bear growls at it.

Best to all.

  Comment #3568 by: I don't know my name at about 17:19 on November 13, 2009
I do not. And besides, my home-made fan made out of Capsella parts keeps my Commodore 1541 cool. And I'm cool, too.

  Comment #3567 by: (whisper whisper) at about 15:50 on November 13, 2009
(you look like a snowman)

  Comment #3566 by: bo8b's second viewing at about 13:31 on November 9, 2009
Attention Jason: In reviewing my post from earlier, I realize that it is not as witty as I had intended.

We have discussed your evil tendancies before. I was merely ridiculing your choice of faction by announcing that you smell.

Upon further examination, however, I found my original statement was a) not worded in a fashion as to make clear my smack-talking intention, and b) lacked the punch and verve by which I had hoped my insult to contain.

Sincerest apologies on the poor form of said smack-talking. I shall strive to do better in future taunts.

  Comment #3565 by: bo8b at about 07:07 on November 9, 2009
You play on Thunderhorn? So do I! Horde or Alliance? If you are Alliance, then look up Raktajino or Vir sometime. If you are dirty, dirty Horde, then you smell.

  Comment #3564 by: Treefire at about 04:14 on November 9, 2009
Hi all.

I try to pop in from time to time, but the general decline in frequency of posts here certainly decreases the feeling of urgency to check in. This is surely influenced by the success of social networking sites, and probably the general geographical spreading out of regular posters, as well as increased life commitments. I know that marriage, movement, and parenthood have all contributed to my lack of energy for such things.

Also, I have become much less interesting, hence, little to say that could be amusing to others.

What everyone does seem to be interested in is the little one. Fiona is 3 months today, and doing all right. She was growing like crazy, and happy as anything, but recently she has had a bit of a cold which has negatively affected her appetite, and slowed her growth rate a bit. Everything is good though, she is still gaining weight, just a little slower. As a general update on our status, Kristin and I just hang out at home, eat, surf the net, and play with the baby. I still play a lot of WoW (Thunderhorn, US). In many ways, I'm unhappy with life in Norway, but that's an entirely different subject.

Hope you all are having rocking good times!


  Comment #3563 by: Adam at about 22:25 on November 8, 2009
.... And here's what I replaced the Marauder with: 2008 BMW 135i

  Comment #3562 by: Adam at about 12:52 on November 2, 2009
If anyone cares to buy my Marauder, I traded it in at Perillo BMW in Chicago. It had modifications professionally installed and was well cared for: Adam's Old Marauder at Perillo

  Comment #3561 by: CC at about 06:30 on October 27, 2009
Hulu is a fist full of assholes.

  Comment #3560 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 08:12 on October 23, 2009
Hulu is going to charge for their content in 2010.

  Comment #3559 by: Bread, Cheese, Flour, Butter at about 13:30 on October 16, 2009


  Comment #3558 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 13:26 on October 15, 2009
Put up a(n) very aggressive track: Song 1.

  Comment #3557 by: Adam at about 19:07 on October 8, 2009
I wish financial timing was better, here's my car: A Really Nice Grand National

  Comment #3556 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 11:22 on October 8, 2009
I set up a small studio in the house for bands to come and record demos. I had a friend come down from Racine, WI last weekend to track a ton of stuff. I set up a small site to blog, post pictures and eventually mixed audio. I put up some tidbits from the sesion with more to come soon. Check it out if you wanna:

Oh, how do I add a link on the forum?


  Comment #3555 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 12:54 on October 5, 2009
Happy belated birthday, gB; you're one awesome dude. But only one.

  Comment #3554 by: gB at about 22:27 on October 4, 2009
Birthday wishes and George Lucas assholishness on the forum! Yes, Amanda West, it IS just like old times.

  Comment #3553 by: WadeMS at about 11:28 on October 4, 2009
Harpy Birthday: gB!

  Comment #3552 by: George Lucas at about 10:54 on October 2, 2009
Shut up!

  Comment #3551 by: gB at about 17:32 on October 1, 2009
I check the forum a few times a week, mostly because I know Jason W pops in from time to time. Facebook is nice but ugly and far too busy and full of stupid pillowfights and "random image send" games to be comfortable. Twitter is awesome for following celebs but not much else.
This is home. But it's like your parents' home where you seldom actually hang out but still feel welcome.

  Comment #3550 by: WadeMS at about 15:36 on October 1, 2009
Without the eye gouging absurdity of flashing red letters, or a stream of strong armed advertisements (ad nauseum as I like to call it), the forums remain a place where the intimacy of exclusivity outmaneuvers the unceremonious multiplication that is social networking's friend hoarding scheme (friend hoarding scheme with benefits: minutia, as you say).

I've always thought of the forums as something a lot closer to the heart, an, albeit disjointed, steam of consciousness among friends.

  Comment #3549 by: Mitchell Pilon at about 10:50 on October 1, 2009
I still come here a couple of times a day on the hopes that somebody has something fun/funny/important to share. I'm not let down perse, but I remember when the forum used to get some heavy traffic and yeah, I'm sure that some of it has to do with other sites, but people are also getting a bit older. I see a full-circle when it comes to the social site. Remember Friendster? Friendster was groundbreaking stuff and a great learning tool for the social site developer. It seems to me that everybody who initially gets into the social site scene wants a fully customizeable, explosive, individualistic type page, and after a while want real-time, streamlined news feed type pages. Check out Twitter, you can barely do anything with it and it's mega successful. They even restrict how many characters you can use to get the point across. I don't think the forum is 'dead', just in a remisive state. "Mitchell: ugh, I totally forgot to shampoo my hair today so now everybody in class is staring at me. What a day!" People can only take so much of the same crap everyday. And I mean everyday.

  Comment #3548 by: Adam at about 14:26 on September 29, 2009
This Open Forum is pretty quiet. I think the social networking sites have effectively killed it. I saw some minor decline after Live Journal and My Space went live, but Facebook has effectively killed it. I suspect traffic to individual "blog" sites is down, as well. I have to hand it to Facebook -- they have a really nice product that can be easily customized. I recently set up an account, but am hesitent to get too heavily involved. Two comments on my early experience with social networking, namely: Live Journal... 1) I spent way too much time keeping up with the minutia of peoples' lives and, 2) I saw a whole lot of nastiness! I don't intend to get involved in either spending too much time, or participating in name calling. It's kind of reminds me of the comments section after most news stories on the 'Net: horrible!

  Comment #3547 by: Adam at about 20:41 on September 18, 2009
Happy Birthday, Big D!

  Comment #3546 by: gB at about 13:02 on September 17, 2009
Amazing sodas! It's been far too long since I've rolled the dice, maggot.

  Comment #3545 by: Cone of Spell Check at about 08:53 on September 17, 2009
Approved, rather.

  Comment #3544 by: DM at about 08:52 on September 17, 2009
Hitler, Doofnogard, Uncle Becca, Bannassippi, Dumb Bastard and F's Brother aproved!

  Comment #3543 by: Drizzt Do'Urden at about 14:40 on September 16, 2009

  Comment #3542 by: Adam at about 09:42 on September 10, 2009
I enjoyed my basic Macroeconomics class in college. I've watched the recent economic collapse with interest and listened to all of the debate about what to do about it. My intuition about economic happenings has always been pretty good -- my Spidey-sence first began to tingle when housing prices were climbing much higher than inflation. It easy to conclude that prices can't continue to climb beyond peoples' ability to purchase.

If you're interested in economics at all, you might enjoy the article below. (Has a Keynes-theory slant, an economic theory to which I subscribe, in spite of living in a "Freshwater Economist" part of the nation.)

How Did economists Get It So Wrong?

  Comment #3541 by: Adam at about 17:00 on September 9, 2009
This is an hour's worth of reading, but I found it most interesting. Trial by Fire - Did Texas execute an innocent man? by David Grann

  Comment #3540 by: Adam at about 09:14 on September 7, 2009
That 8-Bit jerk is dead to me.

  Comment #3539 by: Aqua The Clown at about 07:07 on September 7, 2009
Look again!

  Comment #3538 by: Adam at about 18:00 on September 2, 2009
Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed that! I first watched it work, small screen, and with the sound off -- and a lot is lost watching it that way. You can see quite a bit more in full screen (such as the Commodore Logo toward the beginning). And of course, the music is pretty rad, too. Certainly lots of Commodore influence (Logo, "Press Play on Tape," etc).

Fun, thanks!

  Comment #3537 by: gB at about 19:47 on September 1, 2009
I really really really really want to see District 9. Also:

  Comment #3536 by: Adam at about 14:18 on August 20, 2009
Copy that.

  Comment #3535 by: Mitchell at about 11:00 on August 20, 2009
This is all subjective but I guess what I mean is that Jerry Bruckheimer didn't get a billion dollars to give Tom Cruise half of that to make a digitally saturated movie with teen centered dialogue. Does that work for ya?

  Comment #3534 by: Adam at about 08:20 on August 20, 2009
What the heck does your last sentence mean? I think it’s pretty well understood that American’s (idiot or otherwise) pretty much make the best movies. In this case, the grass ain’t greener.

  Comment #3533 by: Mitchell at about 11:53 on August 19, 2009
Anybody thinking of seeing District 9? Saw it last night and was really impressed. Love, racisim, segregation, and discrimination are the main plot points oh, and with the latter three I guess ignorance is lopped in as well, and there is some humor. The cg is some of the best I've seen in a long while, and the unwilling hero's literal transformation is really neat. It's basically set up like a Christopher Guest film and at times the camera gets a tad shaky; especially in the beginning. It's definately a like or dislike film, I can't see a middle ground on this one. My best guess at a decent comparison would have to fit along the lines of E.T. meets Shaun of the Dead meets Starship Troopers. Some incentive to sway would be that it was shot mostly in Johannesburg and New Zealand. Also, some idiot American didn't make it so that gives it credibility in its own right.

  Comment #3532 by: Adam at about 14:14 on August 16, 2009
I haven't the money right now, but here's the one I want:

  Comment #3531 by: Adam at about 12:58 on August 13, 2009
If you know me, you probably know what a Fanie May Trinidad is. I used to consume a half-pound of them in a sitting, along with a six-pack of Mountain Dew. It's a small wonder I haven't developed diabetes. Some years ago, Fanie May used to sell a Trinidad Iced-Cream bar. It was dark-chocolate iced-cream covered in the same yellow confectioner's coating and toasted coconut that they use on the Trinidad candy. They were quite good, but no longer make them. Fanie May does, however, have a small menu of ultra-premium iced-cream. And get this: They also make shakes with their candies. On their menu: a Trinidad Shake. Zanadu!

Trivia: The Trinidad is Fanie May's second most popular candy. Second only to the Pixie.

Trivia II: I discovered the Trinidad at the old Jumer's Castle Lodge hotel in Bettendorf. Jumer's used to put a Trinidad on each pillow after making up the beds.

  Comment #3530 by: Adam at about 08:25 on August 13, 2009
I love not-necessarily-dishonest advertising that is somewhat disingenuous. For example, in the paper this morning, there was an advertisement for an auto dealership that said “Selling out to the public.” What the heck does that mean? It reminds me that I was taken in by such an ad a few years ago. I saw in big letters on the window of a furniture store, “Going Out Of Business!” I asked the salesman why they were closing shop, and he said, “Look at the sign again.” On further scrutiny, I noticed that the sign actually read: “Going Out For Business!” Cute.

  Comment #3529 by: yeah! at about 16:33 on August 10, 2009
yeah for little woodburns!

  Comment #3528 by: bo8b at about 06:19 on August 10, 2009
Yeah, congratulations!


Où est le bébé? Le bébé est vert. Le bébé vert mange le tigre rouge.

  Comment #3527 by: gB at about 05:43 on August 10, 2009
Congratulations guys!

Gratulasjoner opp på din ny bunt av glede!

  Comment #3526 by: Asyetunnamed Woodburn at about 03:46 on August 10, 2009
Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that I was born on Sunday at 9:19, 4210 grams, 52 cm. I'm hanging out in the Fredrikstad sykehus with my parents for a couple days while the doctors make sure there's nothing wrong with my mom and me. I was 13 days late, but I came out really fast, they say - a little under 3 hours in the hospital. I hope my parents decide on a name for me soon. I'm looking forward to meeting you folks!


  Comment #3525 by: Mitchell at about 08:47 on July 24, 2009
Yeah,framerate, that's the ticket! It was like everything in the foreground was WAAAYYY too close me. And as they were in a static shot, the background was moving around in a terrible fashion. We were watching a movie shot in 1939 and it was really hard to watch.

  Comment #3524 by: WadeMS at about 06:48 on July 24, 2009
I'm not sure about 120hz (ask Shamino about 120hz), but this year I did see some regular old network television on an LCD TV which somehow changed the framerate of the source material. It was... reallly disjointing. Like everything on tv was shot on a camcorder. I, didn't like it, it made scared inside.

  Comment #3523 by: Mitchell at about 23:38 on July 23, 2009
Anybody ever watch an oldish movie on a 120hz HD tele? Talk about fucked up pan-n-scan. It's worse than Ghostbusters on KLJB 18. Man, I'll take analog any day.

Wade: there is no such thing as undead; maybe. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the concept.

Adam: Terry Swails is now in contract with WQAD 8 and it's weird.

"Honey? I'm home." - Data.

  Comment #3522 by: WadeMS at about 10:37 on July 23, 2009
She's undead to me...

  Comment #3521 by: Adam at about 10:31 on July 23, 2009
She's dead to me.


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