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by Painboy
Today, 01:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)
Replies: 755
Views: 46361

Re: Powerful Mice in Space (The New Star Wars Gripe Thread)

Thought this was neat. The Mandolorian used a new kind of digital stage. They had huge screens with LED projectors behind them that displayed ultra high resolution computer generated background images in real time. They were also hooked up to the camera movement so they would create proper parallax ...
by Painboy
Yesterday, 12:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 620
Views: 53503

Re: Ladyfashun

Apparently the Family Guy manatees are making shirts now.
by Painboy
24 Jan 2020, 21:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before
Replies: 31
Views: 603

Re: To Boldly Spend Where No Government Has Spent Before

Not the worst thing to base it on.
by Painboy
24 Jan 2020, 12:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Guns and Whatnot.
Replies: 484
Views: 37462

Re: Guns and Whatnot.

What does it mean to clear your rifle? (I know I could google it but I like learning from Grylliaders more.) Basically it means making sure there are no bullets, shells, or magazines in the gun. That way they know it's safe to point somewhere other than down range (at the targets). The guy in the v...
by Painboy
22 Jan 2020, 12:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2512
Views: 156985

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Hugh Akston wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 12:24
There's no way it was a coincidence. Any suggestions for my next trick?
There is a whole library of Adam Sandler movies that you can not laugh at.
by Painboy
20 Jan 2020, 18:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 210
Views: 20932

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

Babies + Teeth = Nightmare Fuel https://static.twentytwowords.com/cdn-cgi/image/width=675,quality=85,fit=scale-down,format=auto,onerror=redirect/https://static.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Screenshot-2020-01-14-at-2.25.33-PM-675x449.png https://static.twentytwowords.com/cdn-cgi/image/width...
by Painboy
20 Jan 2020, 13:10
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1557

Re: Antonio Brown's Used Helmet Emporium -- NFL 2019

Ellie wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 08:58
I'm happy for Dennis Kelly, but I'm bummed that he caught it in the end zone and didn't have to go anywhere. Big fat guys running with the ball is the best and purest thing about the sport.
Rumblin' bumblin' stumblin'!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiu52DN8vYA
by Painboy
18 Jan 2020, 17:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2902
Views: 196006

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

I've been watching The Prisoner and I've been pleasantly surprised with how well some of the later episodes have held up. It's been a decade since I first saw them, and I remembered the later ones being much weaker. Using the 6 of 1 viewing order (which has been good overall but "The General" shoul...
by Painboy
18 Jan 2020, 15:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3178
Views: 182477

Re: What are you reading?

And just as a random comment, listening to random audiobook samples on Amazon and Kobo (Kobo still exists!)...man, a lot of these people really fall into a plodding, portentous sort of delivery. (Jeremy Irons does well with Lolita , mind, and Stephen Fry isn't bad with Hitchhiker's Guide to the Gal...
by Painboy
14 Jan 2020, 20:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 3178
Views: 182477

Re: What are you reading?

I'm not sure if anything changed as much as the breadth of media out there has revealed previously hidden or even unknown desires that were essentially always there. With niches becoming larger with the advent of the internet the resources are there to feed those desires almost endlessly. With regar...
by Painboy
14 Jan 2020, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Comics
Replies: 110
Views: 11353

Re: Comics

Just finished reading the Hellboy omnibuses and I got to give credit to Guillermo del Toro for wringing something like a coherent narrative out of whatever the hell Mike Mignola was doing. Yeah the comics are very much about atmosphere and mood than any kind of solid narrative. Much of it is just a...
by Painboy
13 Jan 2020, 17:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I don't wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 2585
Views: 119233

Re: I don't wanna see that!!!!

Last night I was talking to a friend who'd seen Cats, and she (like pretty much everybody else on the planet) described it as horrendously bad, in a "how did anyone ever think this was going to watchable" way. Not quite "uncensored cut of Eyes Wide Shut", but just absolutely everything about it bei...
by Painboy
13 Jan 2020, 17:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4206
Views: 193968

Re: When journalism goes bad

The Oscars are just industry awards. Normally no one outside whatever industry is being awarded cares about industry awards. The Oscars just happens to be in an industry that has a widely seen public face so outsiders can chime in. Unfortunately this gives them an inflated sense of self worth well b...
by Painboy
12 Jan 2020, 19:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8872
Views: 343224

Re: Observations of the Random sort

I'm no anarchocapitalist, but my default is to let markets deal with shit. The State should exist solely to safeguard the rights of the people. So, a judicial system, and a defense, and that's about it. I'm not going to say the State has no role in regulation. But I will observe that over regulatio...
by Painboy
11 Jan 2020, 22:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 24825

Re: To DVDs and Beyond: The Netflix Thread

Dolomite is my name is a lot of fun. It's actually more of a feel good movie. Best stuff Eddie Murphy has done in a while.
by Painboy
11 Jan 2020, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Feeling no Pain
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Feeling no Pain

Despite what my forum name might imply this sounds wonderful whatever the downsides. A World Without Pain “I know the word ‘pain,’ and I know people are in pain, because you can see it,” Joanne Cameron, a seventy-two-year-old retired teacher, told me, in the cluttered kitchen of her century-old ston...
by Painboy
10 Jan 2020, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41287

Re: Iran (so far away)

thoreau wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 16:23
Jason, you need to work on your bloodlust.
You need to work on your manners.
by Painboy
10 Jan 2020, 12:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41287

Re: Iran (so far away)

Obviously a whole lot of investigating needs to happen before any final conclusions are reached, but that said, I don't quite get why Iran would deliberately shoot down this flight immediately after takeoff. The missiles would have to be launched from someplace where they'd have basically zero deni...
by Painboy
10 Jan 2020, 02:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Icky Gervais or Sticky(it to 'em) Gervais?
Replies: 38
Views: 1070

Re: Icky Gervais or Sticky(it to 'em) Gervais?

Kolohe wrote:
09 Jan 2020, 23:06
No, but it does make them better.



Edit don't know why the video doesn't work. (It's the clip of Homer lauging 'it's funny because it's true')
Youtube embeds aren't working with the new upgrade.
by Painboy
09 Jan 2020, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41287

Re: Iran (so far away)

Obviously a whole lot of investigating needs to happen before any final conclusions are reached, but that said, I don't quite get why Iran would deliberately shoot down this flight immediately after takeoff. The missiles would have to be launched from someplace where they'd have basically zero deni...
by Painboy
09 Jan 2020, 18:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41287

Re: Iran (so far away)

Soleimani wasn't a threat to Americans, so that pretty much answers that. Like hell he wasn't. He's the primary strategist behind the various Iranian backed militias in Iraq. He's directly linked to killing 100s of US soldiers via EFP explosives. https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/202...
by Painboy
09 Jan 2020, 15:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41287

Re: Iran (so far away)

Iran may have accidently shot down that airplane that crashed. US officials say they believe the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 was hit by a missile, CBS says. Ukraine earlier said it was examining whether a missile strike brought down the aircraft - but Iran ruled this out. The cr...
by Painboy
08 Jan 2020, 19:23
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1754
Views: 118637

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

I'm feeling this. Many of the classic New Mutants stories had the kids in what were basically horror movie scenarios. Pity about Roberto being a white Brazilian, though. Was he not? It's been many many moons since I read it. Nah, Afro-Brazilian. His powers first activate when he gets taunted with r...
by Painboy
08 Jan 2020, 18:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I wanna see that!!!!
Replies: 1754
Views: 118637

Re: I wanna see that!!!!

Eric the .5b wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 15:53
I'm feeling this. Many of the classic New Mutants stories had the kids in what were basically horror movie scenarios. Pity about Roberto being a white Brazilian, though.
Was he not? It's been many many moons since I read it.