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by Grop
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3827
Views: 490278

Re: The Darker Side of the News

- Don't Delta have a duty to inform passengers that they need to dispose of apples on the plane and not carry them into the US? Should be right there on the packaging if nothing else. Seems pretty irresponsible to hand out stuff on a flight that could cause passengers to end up with massive fines. ...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884406

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)? Another article says they asked and the two people allegedly refused. https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/14/us/philadelphia-poli...
by Grop
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884406

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Did they really need to use force and handcuffs? Wouldn't they be able to tell the "intruders" that "now you get out" (and escalate if that does not happen)?
by Grop
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3827
Views: 490278

Re: The Darker Side of the News

One can also find a few articles* from 2003 about that guy named Philippe Rivere who worked for Air France and made a joke about his shoes in New York. * alas, google insists that I am only interested in French language results such as this one . Of course it may have made the news here mostly becau...
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462623

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

In Daggerfall instead of savescumming for easy quests you could easily remove the files for bothersome quests. But then you would still savescum in case some bug would make the quest impossible.
by Grop
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3827
Views: 490278

Re: The Darker Side of the News

In my view, such an age shouldn't be lower than the age for voting or buying alcohol.
by Grop
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6010
Views: 434706

Re: Trump presidency

The problem with that, is that it only works well if the group you're ridiculing has very little power or support. Lack of power is easy to ridicule, whether it's Nazis or a more worthwhile group. Basically, it's hard to laugh at torch marches when stuff actually gets torched at night (let alone in...
by Grop
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:34 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

To be honest I actually did parse that phrase as a noun phrase made of two nouns that I would have to look up. Obviously it is some organisation responsible for handling disputes, which I assume to be legal ones.
by Grop
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I wouldn't know how to parse disputes panel.
by Grop
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 12857

Re: Thomas Fire

Indeed, who would believe the river can go this high.
by Grop
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 6424

Re: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)

Incidentally, I am pretty sure this is taught in French high schools. Or was when I was there. Also what people have been taught and what they actually remember may differ (to be fair to British teachers).
by Grop
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

CorruptUser wrote:Just do what Manhattan does. Import all the workers during the day, then ship them out at night.


For quite a few seconds I wondered if that could be a Watchmen reference. Also, see Monaco (and presumably many city states).
by Grop
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn. (blown away from News & Articles)
Replies: 72
Views: 4875

Re: Porn, Ethical Porn, Use of Likenesses in Porn.

Brains cause masturbation.
by Grop
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Jorpho wrote:By the way: is it unusually worthwhile to read the Full Metal Alchemist manga before watching FMA: Brotherhood, or is it fine to watch the series as-is?


I watched FMA:B without having read the manga or watched the first series, and I didn't feel lost.
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Has anyone caught Mary and the Witch's Flower yet? It is quite disappointing that Cineplex did not see fit to bring it to Canada. (Instead, for some baffling reason, we got the live-action Gintama movie.) Expected in late february in my country. As usual with anime, I don't know yet whether it will...
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3827
Views: 490278

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I buy a lot of frozen vegetables (not frozen meals); they are super cheap and already peeled and cut into pieces. That really helps making fairly healthy meals very quick and without having to go and buy things often.

Of course you would need a freezer.
by Grop
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

This manga is quite simple indeed. We should not wonder if she likes him, but rather how she will make fun of him (or how wrong he will be). This is part of the cuteness, and quite often she does not even "tease" him; he just overthinks things and makes poor decisions.
by Grop
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Would you say it is good? I am intrigued but I can see it being utterly bad like making fun of fat people or whatever.
by Grop
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067104

Re: What are you listening to?

flicky1991 wrote:Right at this moment: The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian


Very nice indeed ! For some reason that I can't explain (because these songs don't seem to be related at all - maybe just the rythm or something) it made me think of Revillos - Tell him.
by Grop
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 9555
Views: 1067104

Re: What are you listening to?

Been listening to this punk rock group Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs and I thought it would be funny to link this clip based on American cartoons (although they probably didn't exactly pay for the right to use these pictures). Also I love how they represent Breton punks in trad dresses . The language is ...
by Grop
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I wouldn't know, but I just found this reddit post that covers season one (25 first episodes). When that first season ended, I considered reading the manga; however I disliked the art therefore I am willing to wait for the anime to continue (or not). (Also if I did read the manga I would start from ...
by Grop
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

I think it makes sense, if they are going to do some horrific stuff, to do that from the beginning. It may suck to spend several hours watching a series, then finding out it is actually too much for you.
by Grop
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

To be fair fair ( :wink: ) I let several days pass before I had something else to say and actually wrote that. I guess the notifications you are thinking about only happen when you actually quote someone. Also I am reading an edition of Gunnm: Last Order (aka Battle Angel Alita: Last Order says wiki...
by Grop
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

And then there's the part about wealthy people benefitting from the poors' hard work and not doing much in order to improve their situation.
by Grop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:19 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Is a tv show even framed like a movie these days? (I wouldn't know as I don't have a tv; generally from a few seconds of glancing at a tv it doesn't look good).
by Grop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Given that it's introduced by someone who appears to be a native Frenchman, I can only assume that there was a certain amount of co-production involved. Also, for anyone who skipped the second half of the show's first episode, in addition to swapping the voice actors, they also subtitle the French ...
by Grop
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

Can anyone explain Pop Team Epic? I watched, I laughed, I was mightily confused. I doubt there is much to explain. I have also read part of that manga, which is a series of four-panel gags with no sense of continuity between them. The anime seems to do a great job at making that interesting. In cas...
by Grop
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Anime Thread of Doom
Replies: 4408
Views: 722337

Re: Anime Thread of Doom

(Ginger, if you don't tell us what the things inside spoiler tags are about, we can't really decide if we want to avoid that kind of spoilers) I am reading a manga named Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san ; it is very cute and quite funny. An anime adaptation has just started, I don't plan to watch it beca...
by Grop
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

(Meanwhile in my part of the world, winter has been abnormally warm).
by Grop
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6248
Views: 884406

Re: Police misbehavior thread

If that could work, it might make sense to give one of these magical dollars to everyone, before they even do any crime.
by Grop
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236468

Re: The worst film you've seen

Ah ah so you saw it at the top of that list and decided to watch it? Was there some motive other than try to win the thread? Alas I don't think we have defined the winning conditions for this game. Does he conquer their hearts and make them good kids? Do they call him out on not giving them stuff on...
by Grop
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

That might make sense if they didn't really know him, that they would let him have his talk. That person asks a few very personal questions and I didn't notice that. Also we don't really know What year that is, which might exclude cell phones. And that weird frame -almost square with round edges- fe...
by Grop
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I watched A Ghost Story today. It's fun times, indie movies come here with such a lag that I could download them instead of going to the theater. In this movie someone delivers a long speach to his drinking friends. I think this conversation would be impossible to have in real life. Someone drunk wo...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

That was quite harsh. It is sort of interesting to point that in the middle ages women would be married against their will (or they would just agree because that would be necessary to their survival). And that it still happens in many countries. However that kind of content would belong in a horror ...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 92
Views: 7915

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Today (or yesterday really, as it is late in my time zone) I watched À bout de souffle, a movie from 1960, with a friend. This movie is super sexist, like in your face sexism. The main male character is always telling his girlfriend to shut up and undress. In the end we couldn't tell if this movie w...
by Grop
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14762
Views: 2217672

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Last year A few years ago there was that article on someone being shot dead for asking a pain au chocolat in a city where they call that a chocolatine. http://www.legorafi.fr/2013/03/20/toulouse-il-se-fait-abattre-de-46-balles-dans-le-corps-pour-avoir-demande-un-pain-au-chocolat/ However le Gorafi ...
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462623

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

When I played Oblivion I would never sleep; staying lvl ~3 was much better than fighting strong mobs. However that was quite a failure at game designing.
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236468

Re: The worst film you've seen

In retrospect, I shouldn't have suggested it was dumb (pardon). I just wasn't really interested and I couldn't stand the humor. Every joke felt like I had heard it before.

However it seemed very good, just not my thing.
by Grop
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The worst film you've seen
Replies: 706
Views: 236468

Re: The worst film you've seen

I haven't watched The Last Airbender; it came to my knowledge when I was an adult and it was apparently too dumb for my demographics (I did see a few episodes before deciding that). Making the fire people brown people is certainly a bad move (I think they are the villains in this story). However, wo...
by Grop
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2631
Views: 462623

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)

Morrowind is clearly my favorite TES game. But before it came out I spent a crazy time on Daggerfall.

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