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dos poptarts

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#3253899 What was funny before internet memes?

Posted by dos poptarts on 25 February 2015 - 11:36 AM

ASCII Text ART in emails?

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#3253837 WTF is this about a Dez Bryant video worse than Ray Rice's?

Posted by dos poptarts on 25 February 2015 - 10:06 AM

Could it be Dez knocking his mother out in an elevator 5 times?



#3250607 something you'd like to see turned into a movie or tv series

Posted by dos poptarts on 23 February 2015 - 11:58 AM

After the popularity of the LOTR movies, I really thought somebody would try to do the Dragonlace series of books.




there are 100's books and stories to use, so after all these years still nothing.


I always thought Raistlin was the best. Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday is the closest that I've seen that could pull it off.

#3247783 Post a pic, any pic.

Posted by dos poptarts on 20 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

^^^ WTF Japan?

#3247458 Alien sequel - confirmed - Neill Blomkamp

Posted by dos poptarts on 20 February 2015 - 11:08 AM

She looked pretty spry on the SNL show Sunday night.


I got to show ALIEN to my wife a number of weeks back, she had thought she had seen it but it turns out she saw the first sequel. She's a big horror fan and ended up loving it. I was reminded about how the effects work was actually the pinnacle (along with Flash Gordon the next year) of the British special effects efforts. The design, construction and filming of the refinery, the Nostromo, and the Narcussius were direct descendants of the old Gerry Anderson TV shows and the Bond movies and were brilliant - they hold up really well even today. Aliens was a far more exciting movie, and the mechanical effects like costuming and sets were far superior but the special effects were not nearly as good (albeit they had a LOT more to show).


But Sigourney Weaver was excellent in both of them. Her character was world weary but optimistic which made her a great character for all the other people to interact with and play off of. She made Paul Reiser look like a real actor a few times even...


Sigourney stole the performances each time. She owns the screen whenever she's shown. I remember her being nominated for best actress Oscar for '86 for Aliens. Has a sci-fi actor/actress ever won?


My wife loves the Alien franchise as well. Films with strong female leads.


My opinion is that both Alien and Aliens are pretty much flawless in their set designs/sfx/sound. The projection(?) screen shots in Aliens stick out, but it was mid 80s, I'm not complaining. You could release each film as is and it would look better than alot of films now. (much like Jurassic Park and Blade Runner)






#3246316 Sherlock season 4

Posted by dos poptarts on 19 February 2015 - 11:21 AM

Will they ever explain the ending to Season two, or was Season three trolling all the explanations?

#3239778 This may be the best gift ever for a cheating girlfriend...

Posted by dos poptarts on 12 February 2015 - 02:23 PM

are we supposed to guess?

  • white board?
  • blank sheet of paper?
  • snow?

#3233075 Should handicapped bathroom stall be treated like a handicapped parking space?

Posted by dos poptarts on 06 February 2015 - 01:13 PM

#3232930 11 year wedding Anniversary-Da fug?

Posted by dos poptarts on 06 February 2015 - 10:26 AM

His and hers footed Panther pajamas.





Because nothing says love and romance better than wearing Panthers gear.

  • SCP PIE'd this

#3230780 Madden accurately predicted the SB score among other details of the game on 2...

Posted by dos poptarts on 04 February 2015 - 11:26 AM

I think we are all sims; also an EA product.


Sorry, I'm a 2k5 sim, i existed before the exclusivity.


#3230721 Reagan Staffer dislikes income inequality

Posted by dos poptarts on 04 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Too late, I'm sure you have heard of NAFTA. There is no longer any need to invade these countries, economically we have already done away with the borders.

That giant sucking sound you heard in the 1990s was American jobs leaving the country.


But..but...but...we needed to export our inflation so we could buy more and more shiny things. Basically importing deflation in cheaper goods. Yippee. Do I even need a /sarc tag here?


But what really kills me is the bullsh*t uttered by the CEOs of these fugging companies.


...why doesn’t Apple leave China entirely and manufacture everything in the U.S.? “It’s not so much about price, it’s about the skills,” Cook told Williams.

Echoing a theme stated by many other companies, Cook said he believes the U.S. education system is failing to produce enough people with the skills needed for modern manufacturing processes. He added, however, that he hopes the new Mac project will help spur others to bring manufacturing back to the U.S.


I can tell you first hand that this is pure BS. I work in electronics manufacturing and have had to teach and train the big China manufacturers how to do stuff properly. They have to train their line workers from scratch, same as here in the US. i.e. Flextronics (the old IBM manufacturing site near UNCC) in Charlotte builds stuff more complex than anything by Apple. ( It's about price and scale. Apple will tell Foxconn it needs 20 more manufacturing lines and 5000 more workers. Foxconn will get it online in weeks if not months. They'll payoff the local gov't and it gets done. In the US, to add plants, it's going to take county/state/EPA/etc.... approvals to be able to add that kind of capacity.


My take is Apple brought back the MacPro manufacturing to Austin (Flextronics, I think) because you need a % of US built products to get into some parts of Federal Gov't contracts. Or even Fed Gov't sales to other countries.

#3229996 Photoshop the 2014 Panthers

Posted by dos poptarts on 03 February 2015 - 05:38 PM

Stew stiff arming the bike is the best.

#3223177 Official Netflix Thread

Posted by dos poptarts on 29 January 2015 - 10:22 AM

Been watching The Fall, the Netflix series with Gilliam Anderson. Great cerebral show, well-acted and deep characters. Enjoying it.


Better than I expected.


Watched Broadchurch as well, similar to the Killing in structure.

#3222318 Robin Hood & Legolas, step aside....

Posted by dos poptarts on 28 January 2015 - 10:17 AM

The production value needs quite a bit of help...reminds me of those QB promo vids where they throw footballs it into moving shopping carts from the upper stadium seats.



Lars Andersen has spent a decade honing his archery skills to levels seen only on medieval battlefields, using ancient texts and tapestries for guidance. This video shows the 50-year-old firing at moving targets, from moving targets, using his feet, spearing soft-drink cans, hitting the ring-pulls from soft-drink cans, and much more besides. He can even catch an arrow fired at him and shoot it back in one swift movement.

To capture his grand finale — splitting a moving arrow — took years of preparation and 14 takes. The trick, he says, is to hit the target arrow just behind the head so that the shafts fluctuate against each other, splitting the bamboo (while not flinching at the thought of impending death, of course).



Direct youtube linky.....




#3217977 Question about a game years ago

Posted by dos poptarts on 23 January 2015 - 11:59 AM

This was said about Smitty in his rookie season by Rosinski. It was Tiger Balm intead of Icy Hot.