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Old 11-02-2016, 03:18 PM   #31
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lego city undercover guys...open world gameplay, much more fun. just an idea.

broke a couple of toes. was helping a neighbor carry in a 6 foot long piece of granite. I quickly learned that I am just not as strong as I used to be. that said he dropped his end which caused me to lose my grip---and splat. nothing I can do aside from let them heal.

how was everyone's halloween?

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Old 11-03-2016, 12:17 AM   #32
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pumpkins in general are pretty gross

pumpkin whipped cream?? what the fuck.
NHC had some sort of "Pumpkin everything" thread a while back and seeing all the various pumpkin versions of different foods and drinks just made me fuckin' despise the stuff even more than I already did.

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Old 11-03-2016, 08:12 AM   #33
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kind of surprised this place has so many posts today since normally it's a bit of a

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Old 11-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #34
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I just realized I had a jar of Trader Joe's pumpkin butter in the cupboard but still haven't tried. But my mom just came home with TJ Cookies & Cream cookie butter so it'll probably never get opened.

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oh weird. never saw anything like that when i played on 360
Happens to me w/ every GTA game honestly just by design of how the maps load. However, it has never been this bad to the point of affecting actual performance. Even clearing the cache doesn't really do much for the performance like it does with, say, Skyrim.

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lego city undercover guys...open world gameplay, much more fun. just an idea.
It's neat yea but it's a different style of game so ya know.


Still got a lot of candy and junks to eat from Halloween. Funny thing, I was so busy taking Amy out to see her usual kiddie clown play session and then trick or treating the rest of the evening that I never made a box of Halloween cupcakes I had. I need to do that tonight.

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Old 11-04-2016, 12:37 AM   #35
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I never had any issues like that with GTA V on PS3. Driving so fast that you're kind of ahead of the map being generated was some shit that would happen in the PS2 era GTA games for me.

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Old 11-04-2016, 09:43 PM   #36
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Discovered these things today and I am pretty into it

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Old 11-04-2016, 10:04 PM   #37
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aren't those just pickles?

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Old 11-04-2016, 10:28 PM   #38
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1 pickle

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Old 11-05-2016, 12:33 AM   #39
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oh hell yeah.

i used to get those all the time while drunk when i was in college. i used to get the spicey one, tho.

it used to gross a lot of people out so i found out that pickles are v. divisive. to the point where there's a picture of me eating one on facebook because the person thought it was so gross they needed to take a picture:

they tried to take a picture of the "Content: one pickle" thing too but it got all blurry:

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Old 11-05-2016, 12:34 AM   #40
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fyi the reason i'm so wet in that is because it was raining and we were walking home from a bar.

i'm a sweaty guy but not that sweaty

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Old 11-05-2016, 12:42 AM   #41
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i know that was the most pointless post i've ever made (which is saying something) but i'm killing time right now so yeah.

hope your fridays are well, kupo and justin

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Old 11-05-2016, 05:59 AM   #42
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Haha it rained on us tonight while we got in a last bit of trick or treating at an open event hosted by the church down the road. I probably mentioned them before recently but we always attend these events even if not of that church or religion. They're all sweet people.

It was pretty funny and strange to see the pastor work his magic on young children. I enjoyed what he said about spending time with family and all that heartwarming biz but then it became "and some of you may not be of the church...but maybe you WANT to be." Managed to get kids to raise their hands as a sign they want to know God more and then he excited them by passing out bibles. They RAN to line up for them as if they were new toys. Amy had no clue what he was saying but just wanted to copy all the other kids so she raised her hand, too, which amused me.

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Old 11-05-2016, 01:01 PM   #43
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I've never seen those single-packaged pickles in any store over here. Maybe it's a thing in certain regions?

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we used to call him helen keller. i bet he would have thought that funny if he could have heard us.

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and, oh man, when he bled to death in the second week of class!
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:55 PM   #44
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I'm told by in-laws that they are popular in the South. I just happened to spot a box of these at Carl's Jr. and snatched it up.

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Old 11-05-2016, 03:29 PM   #45
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CAN confirm, nearly every convenience store here sells em. love the spicy and th SOUR SIS. not many perks of this state but I dont wanna lose my Portable Pickle Pouch no way no how.

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Old 11-06-2016, 11:03 AM   #46
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there are many a pickles in pouches here as well. i enjoy the pouchpicklephenomenon

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Old 11-07-2016, 01:44 AM   #47
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i see them at wawa and 7-11 and stuff. never had one though.

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Old 11-07-2016, 07:05 AM   #48
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they look obscene and messy. no thanks!

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Old 11-07-2016, 01:08 PM   #49
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I dumped all the juice out but it was still just dill juice factory of a pickle.

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Old 11-07-2016, 02:56 PM   #50
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this thread brings the real pickle talk...pouch variety.

dill is great, but I do enjoy some of the sweeter varieties. not so much bread-n-butter. they strike me as too sweet. we got some mason jars and a recipe and we do a nice pickle/onion combo. delicious.

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Old 11-07-2016, 03:24 PM   #51
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I'll eat most any pickles from the big dill ones to the little tiny sweet baby ones, especially garlicky ones because I like to stink.

All the ones.

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:51 PM   #52
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I made a gif, y'all. Taking ya BACK to 2012.

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Old 11-07-2016, 04:54 PM   #53
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still not a big fan of parks and rec (but I do watch old eps from time to time)...but anything that allows me to view aubrey plaza is a big plus.

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Old 11-07-2016, 06:00 PM   #54
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champion is the best character

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Old 11-07-2016, 07:54 PM   #55
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Guys, I've been watching Chronologically LOST. (Just like it sounds, some guy re-cut everything from LOST into chronological order). And I'm almost up to the episode with the plane crash. I re-watched seasons 1-4 right before season 5 aired. But haven't revisited this series since the finale. Very fun so far.

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Old 11-07-2016, 08:15 PM   #56
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I really want to do that and sorta can't believe I still haven't. I did Buffy and Angel chronologically which was fun, but I was also new to Angel and rewatching Buffy for the billionth time.

I miss caring about LOST.

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Old 11-07-2016, 11:25 PM   #57
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i did a rewatch a few years ago when it was put up on netflix. to honor the lost thread, here's a way too long post about lost

it was mostly fun but yeah it was definitely a product of circumstance to the extent that the dweeby experience of being invested in it was a huge part of it's charm and that isn't there the second time. that doesn't make it outright bad or anything but it also has a lot more aggravating stuff that doesn't work as well in retrospect.

i liked the last two seasons when they aired, but when i watched them the second time they didn't hold together really well for me and they seemed really divorced from everything that came before. the time travel stuff is fun but mostly just feels like a weird diversion in context of the rest of the story because it ultimately doesn't effect that much other than bringing the 6 back. it was fun when it was on because it was full of fun revelations to get really excited about but it doesn't hang together without that. sawyer's arc is still great, though, and maybe the biggest thing that makes it work the second time because it's just fun to watch sawyer replace jack as lead for a while.

the final endgame coming down to two characters we've never met before was something i was iffy on at the time and liked even less in retrospect. they did such a great job setting up widmore/ben and it just gets thrown to the side. ben's arc in the last two seasons is frustrating and only works because michael emerson still rules. widmore never becomes more than an all-purpose plot device when the writers needed a new conflict and he just becomes another surprising death scene. the man in black and jacob are okay but the conflict between them is purposely kept vague to the point that no real stakes ever develop until they suddenly become "same the island, save the world".

meanwhile, the rest of the cast is reduced to just ping-ponging back and forth between the two and it's just not all that interesting. sayid's arc makes no sense at all. jin and sun's story felt weirdly cruel to me the second time because sun basically gets no screen time until she gets killed off. claire's arc is weird and kind of makes sense but feels way to broad and goofy. locke's arc is weird because i respect how bleak it is but it's kind of undercut by having terry o'quinn walking around as another character. desmond's arc is awesome but is almost entirely a misdirect that doesn't really have any impact on anything which is kind annoying. i still loved the richard alpert episode but it's partially because it feels so stand alone that you can enjoy it as it's own thing.

the flash sideways stuff is weird because i like a lot of the individual episodes and thought some of them were really good. the problem is that the writers are intentionally setting up this misdirect where whatever happened to desmond in the hatch is allowing him to become self-aware of whatever the flash sideways is and that his awareness of that is directly connected to his on-the-island story in the last season. and the bomb exploding at the end of season 5, causing the thing that caused desmond's whole arc, is set up as being directly related to whatever the flash sideways is. so when the flash sideways turns out to just be this place where they all meet to move on does feel kind of cheap, like this storyline that's supposed to have an impact on everything else we're seeing is just an extended epilogue. it's a good epilogue in a lot of ways but it's so entirely dependent on a big twist that feels silly and disconnected from everything else.

i think the problem is that the stuff that made it compelling and fun at the time hurts it in the end. it's a show that built a narrative engine that was designed entirely around plot twists and questions being answered with plot twists. and since so much of lost is about the structure of the story, this means that eventually big twists in turns of how the story is told also becomes a major narrative engine. each season the show has to have multiple timelines with one off island and the nature of those timelines has to change in a dramatic way. the problem is that so much of the last three seasons comes down to just throwing characters around the island until they converge and change the narrative structure. as a result, the show is just forcing these characters into these weird plots that start to feel weirdly arbitrary because the steps to get to the big moments and answers get lazier and lazier. the season 5 finale hinges on juliet just changing her mind a bunch of times. sayid walks around like a zombie for 9 episodes and then suddenly decides to sacrifice himself for some reason. faraday and desmond just disappear for long stretches of a time and faraday comes back just to get killed for a big shocking twist. ben changes sides so many times and his level of information keep changing so many times that his being a liar just becomes a boring plot device.

season 4 is still amazing because it the character motivations make sense and the structure of having the oceanic 6 storyline basically go in reverse until it meets up with the present is really clever and satisfying. i think the other two timeline things were just too forced.

i know that's too long and seems really negative but honestly it is fun to watch again because some of the bad stuff like evil locke or the dharma guy who interrogates sayid is still fun and it's still one of the best looking tv shows ever.


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Old 11-07-2016, 11:28 PM   #58
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i'm sorry if i'm being honest i'm real stressed about tomorrow because it's gonna be a long day and it turns out writing a way too long post about LOST is still a good way to ignore reality for like 20 minutes.

the more things change etc

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Old 11-08-2016, 12:26 AM   #59
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We all still hate the tattoo ep right?

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Old 11-08-2016, 12:43 AM   #60
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yeah when i rewatched it, i just ended up throwing it on in the background while i folded laundry because it's genuinely hard to sit through

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