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AuthorRe: What do you think of Michael bay's Transformer movies?
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10,951. Posted:

@buffalobob: Jurassic Park had a solid novel behind it, unlike the Transformers movies. JP is also one of the few movies where you can definitely say the movie was as good as the book (usually, the book is far superior), even though they were both somewhat different. :3

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AuthorRe: What do you think of Michael bay's Transformer movies?
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10,952. Posted:

i wasn't a fan of the first movie... the Transformer redesigns/reimagining were top-notch, as were the battle scenes, but the human acting was pretty lame IMO. I laughed my tail end off when that Shia LeBoeuf dude announced 'that's Megatron, he's the leader of the decepticons' because it was so freaking stupid, and i was definitely weirded out at the end with him and the chick making out on Bumblebee's hood with the other Transformers watching. Eww.

I didn't bother with the second because i figured it'd be more of the same, to be honest. I'll catch it when it shows up on TV someday, if there's nothing better on to watch. :3

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10,953. Posted:

@irken: V's out having his halloween fun at the moment being Weapon V, lol, so he's not around to lock it right now. He'll be back eventually, though, so you'll still want to watch what you say... :3

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AuthorRe: Unwarranted Hate?
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10,954. Posted:

@MrPinguy: yeah, that's a pretty childish reason not to like something. i totally forgot to address that in my reply, lol. if you're basing what games you like on whether or not everyone else likes them or not, whether you go with or against the flow, you're still going to miss out on some quality titles. :/

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AuthorRe: Unwarranted Hate?
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10,955. Posted:

if i haven't played it, i can't say that i hate it. it's as simple as that. it doesn't make sense to say that I don't like something if I don't have direct experience with it in order to add to the discussion, however negative it may be. :3 I can say that it does or doesn't look like something I'd be interested in playing, though.

however, if a game got especially bad reviews, i reserve the right to grin and lol when others who have played it are ripping on it. :3

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,956. Posted:

@Burning Spear: i could make a joke about preferring death to a Justin Timberlake concert anyway, but it would be in poor taste and I'm sure we're both above that. ;)

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AuthorRe: Here's a Halloween Horror for you...
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10,957. Posted:

lol, pix :3

that would be an awesome wii mod, i think, installing eyeballs into the case and charring it in places... ZombWii?

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AuthorRe: What's the origin of your User Name?
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10,958. Posted:

My chosen online nickname for a long time was (and still is, in some places) Khisanth.

Also, I've just cleaned up this thread. Please don't make me have to clean it up again.

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AuthorRe: Pirates/Flashcard Users beware! Nintendo's got their eyes on ya!
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10,959. Posted:

i've still got my PS1 gameshark... not that i have a working PS1 anymore, lol. :3

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AuthorRe: If you don't like someone here, please ignore them
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10,960. Posted:

@Dante: when a user shows up here, on a Nintendo forum, parroting BS about how much Nintendo sucks and/or how much greater Sony/Microsoft are instead of Ninty for (insert reason here) in order to derail a topic and send it spiraling down in flames, that is considered trolling. here's what Wikipedia has to say about internet trolls, if you were looking for some sort of comprehensive explanation. :3

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10,961. Posted:

@Ezekiel: V and I were recently promoted. We don't have our shields yet, but they're working on it. :3

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AuthorRe: Do You Have a Blog?
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10,962. Posted:

I've had my LJ for nearly a decade now (lol, have i really been using it for that long?). I originally migrated to the service along with a bunch of friends from a now-defunct message board, I found my now-husband through LJ, and though I don't really blog half as much as I used to back in high school, I still use it to keep track of friends both old and new, and also to log all my bill information (behind filters, of course, but it's become a surprisingly good way for me to keep track of my finances and confirmation codes for paid bills).

if any of y'all are on LJ, feel free to add me -- mine is friends only, but so long as I can figure out who you are on the forums, I'll add you back. :3

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10,963. Posted:

@geek-master: the GameShark is alive and well :3

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AuthorRe: If there were no Mario Bros.
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10,964. Posted:

if there were no Mario Bros., Ninty would'a come up with something else. Perhaps the Luigi Bros.?

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,965. Posted:

Sylverstone wrote:

At least now she can rest in peace.... with a Wii, I suppose.

She didn't even win the Wii. She came in second, and got a pair of Justin Timberlake tickets as a consolation prize. though i suppose they could buy a Wii with some of the money once they get their first installment...

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10,966. Posted:

hopefully that wii was already non-functional... :(

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,967. Posted:

@edhe: yes, that change would work. :3

Sometimes I wonder if the courts make decisions on amounts expecting the defendants to appeal down the line, though, so they award high knowing that it'll settle onto some mid-range number that they really feel is appropriate in the situation, but they don't want to just award that number because they know it'll have an appeal filed against it and be reduced further... i dunno. :/

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10,968. Posted:

@edhe: That award was from the judge/jury combo. The family did not specify amounts in their filing.

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AuthorRe: Is $40 Too High for A New DS Game (In The U.S.)?
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10,969. Posted:

@NARH: it would depend very much on the game involved, how much it had to offer, and how much I really, really wanted it, but I know I would pass on it until the price dropped or i could find it used for less. $50 for a DS game is definitely too much for me personally, lol (it's actually a little high for Wii games too, tbh).

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AuthorRe: So apparently the Hold Your Wii victim's family made 16 mil...
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10,970. Posted:

Vendetta wrote:

This is what happens when people educated beyond their intelligence convince others of even less intelligence that still others are to blame for their misfortunes.

I disagree -- this is what happens when people who know better willingly take risks with other people's lives, hoping that what happened to others during their disastrous contests/hazing somehow won't happen to them. It's also what happens when the survivors of those people who die have enough money to proceed with filing charges against those willing to ignore their own 'common sense'.

Also, the filing papers say that she didn't sign any release of liabilty. I'd be interested to know if any release form came up during the trial, though.

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10,971. Posted:

@NARH: yeah, that sum was pretty arbitrary and obviously meant to punish the big bad corporation for being mean to/hurting the poor little lady. she didn't actually get that, though, which is where i got confused. :3

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10,972. Posted:

@NARH: which sum did you not agree with, the $2.86 million she was originally awarded, or the $640,000-some (compensatory and punitive total) it was reduced to by the judge, or the less-than-that otherwise-undisclosed amount they settled on afterward? Note that McDonalds absolutely refused to settle before the case went to trial (she had originally asked for $20,000 -- hindsight's 20/20, i guess).

In terms of that case, people tend to focus more on the original award (which is based on two days' worth of coffee sales at McDonalds, estimated at 1.35 million per day back then) than what she actually received, which was considerably less. They also tend to ignore the fact that the jury found her 20% responsible and McDonalds 80% responsible, and her award amounts were adjusted accordingly. Considering McDonalds only wanted to give her about $800 to cover her medical bills, which were more in the $11,000 range, and their flat refusal to settle pre-trial, they deserved what they got IMO.

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10,973. Posted:

i remember playing Pole Position in the arcade when I was little; it was my favorite game. I was juuuuust barely tall enough to be able to press the pedal, steer the wheel, and see the screen.

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AuthorRe: WTF? Game Reveiw Scores
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10,974. Posted:

(a) according to metacritic, they gave it a 2.5. Does metacritic have the wrong score up?

(b) Considering they (OPM) weren't the only ones giving that game a bad review/score, it looks like you've got more than just them to blame if it really was the reviews alone that ran GRIN out of business. :3

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AuthorRe: People who bought Pokemon Red also bought Gold, right?
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10,975. Posted:

Amorous+Badger wrote:

If you're old enough to remember Pokemon Red and Blue, you're too old to be still playing Pokemon ;)

Get off my lawn, you. :P

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