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by arkiel
Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Good point. I'm not quite sold on the latter point, but I can't argue with the rest. The fact the article seems to be firmly in the skater's camp is somewhat disturbing. If charges were brought against the mother for assault, she could claim insanity or self-defense. That seems like a p...
by arkiel
Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Wait, it was a regular park? I was sympathetic when I thought it was a skate park, since it seemed he was taking reasonable precautions and all, but if it was a regular park fuck 'im. Yeah, the mom overreacted, but "Oh gee, I was focusing on my trick!" doesn't cut it when you'...
by arkiel
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130819/10231324232/nypd-chief-ray-kelly-claims-ending-stop-frisk-will-hurt-minorities-result-surge-criminal-activity.shtml ^in which a little bitch admits that promoting a facially unconstitutional stop and frisk policy to the exclusion of any legal method of crim...
by arkiel
Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [Literature] Currently Reading (discussion)
Replies: 1911
Views: 213145

The Dishonored Dead - flips many zombie tropes. Set in a world where, one day, half the world, people and animals, woke up dead. Main character is dead and hunts zombies - the dead which are living. The writing is okay, maybe a bit over-reliant on world-building. http://www.amazon.com/The-Dishonore...
by arkiel
Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

I no longer live in a police state, as we're past the days when a dictatorship ate up billions of dollars in funds. Unless there are definite recurring signs of oppression such as outright military and police abuses, draconian laws and restricted rights to free speech and other liberties, for n...
by arkiel
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Agreed. And I notice this is all about internet traffic, no mention of the sweeping collection of domestic phone records which presumably might also include all sorts of internet activity in this modern age of smart phones. That's because domestic phone records are already protected from warran...
by arkiel
Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144590

Wikipedia says Pacific Rim doubled its budget. So I guess if Del Toro decides he wants to make another one, they'll let him.
by arkiel
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Re: ... Bet the FBI's next. Bl

Special Operations Division of the DEA is trying to cover up reports of investigating Americans without probable cause. Power presented, power abused. That's one of those things that kinda looks facially constitutional. "Parallel construction" has been recognized for awhile in crimina...
by arkiel
Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

On a bit more local topic, The Water Sign has entered its "sequel-buyer capture" phase of marketing, and is available for free through iTunes.

http://us5.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7c563325cd8e94ca2971d66ce&id=77f46a2fc4
by arkiel
Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Ænimal#657568 wrote:Can't wait 'til the Olympics has Professional Speed Eating and Masturbation. i'd take gold in both.


You must come a lot.
/gag
by arkiel
Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Time to move That's... impossible. Seriously, if they were raiding every person that googled a few key words that appeared prominently on a major news network? They could conduct a thousand raids a day seven days a week and still not get them all in a year. Even alternet.org seems skeptical of ...
by arkiel
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734



When correlation becomes causation...
by arkiel
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The Big Bang Theory, am I right guys?
Replies: 21
Views: 4282

There is one episode where Sheldon and two other characters covet a replica of The One Ring. For most of the episode, Sheldon is wearing a shirt with the Green Lantern symbol on it, symbolizing his willpower. When he predictably succumbs to the influence of the replica One Ring, he has a dream seque...
by arkiel
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Pacific Rim
Replies: 635
Views: 144590

Dragunov#655357 wrote:My main gripe with the film was the lack of characterization of the Russians and Chinese.


Are you kidding? When faced down with Gipsy Danger's plasma canon, the Russian chick was all "pfff, whatever" and strolled out of the path of its blast.
by arkiel
Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:02 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Last Movie You Watched
Replies: 1991
Views: 173955

The Wolverine. I was surprised with what they did at the end. At first I questioned the method, but I supposed if the villain was being honest, it was the most humane way to do things.
by arkiel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

I've always dreamed of something like what Kaibacorp made in Yugioh. You go to sleep, you get sucked into a world that feels real and shit. That would be the absolute best thing ever. It would even overtake sliced bread. But as Sword Art Online has taught us, the idea is deadly, and then makes ...
by arkiel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The new Avengers film
Replies: 96
Views: 15954

Brain-wave:
Ultron builds Jocasta, bases her sentience on Pepper Potts' brainwaves instead of those of Janet Van Dyne.
by arkiel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Still downright queer for things to be bipartisan and this close on something that wasn't in the public awareness for more than a couple days (the Amash Amendment, not NSA surveillance generally). The red herring Nugent Amendment passed with more than 400 votes. Yay! Language identical t...
by arkiel
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:47 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Comic Books?
Replies: 1975
Views: 296214

I think Young Avengers just overplayed its LGBT card...
by arkiel
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 96734

Well, the Amash amendment, which would have defunded the NSA surveillance program, failed to pass the House today. Here is a list of those representatives that think the surveillance program is a good thing (and voted Nay): https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130724/17110423931/217-represent...

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