Sign In

SilverWook

User Group
Moderators
Join date
9-Dec-2004
Last activity
21-Sep-2017
Posts
20231

Post History

Post
#1106839
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

I recall kids using Atari or Ataris for video games in general. I’m sure Nintendo superseded that at some point.
I also remember a flyer or something where the Lego corporation tried to correct people who called their product Legos.

My pet peeve is how people use film to describe shooting something with a digital device.
I blame that on a teacher back in college who fumed if you said you were filming when you were actually shooting on videotape. He was secure in his belief video could never replace film and mocked early attempts at shooting movies in High Definition video.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1106834
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
Time

I’ve seen a few other cels from the deleted footage pop up over the years. Hopefully Disney will give the movie a little Hi Def love one of these days. They’ve released just about everything else on Blu Ray at this point, except Song Of The South of course.

Post
#1106802
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

Technically not dead until they stop making combo players. Walmart still seems to sell them for the moment.
And we’re talking people who were mostly oblivious things like Betamax and Laserdisc existed anyway.

Post
#1106716
Topic
General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
Time

Last time I was at Kennedy Space Center, the gift shop had just about every mission patch under the sun. I would imagine ISS patches would be no exception.
There’s a Rocket Raccoon/Groot one I wouldn’t mind picking up for a friend.

Post
#1106635
Topic
The Random <em>Star Wars</em> Pics &amp; GIFs Thread
Time

NeverarGreat said:

Little White Cuck Ball

This has probably been posted before, but I find it so hilarious that I cannot help posting it again.

“Little White Cuck Ball” and “Nebbish Beta Orbiter” are perfect lurker names.

I would hope not. Cuck has way too much baggage attached to it. It’s derogatory, offensive and borderline profanity in some corners of the net at this point. We’ve already had issues with offensive avatars in recent years.

Dare I even ask where that’s from?

Post
#1106472
Topic
Back to the Future &quot;Johnny B. Goode&quot; video w/deleted scenes
Time

That was my first thought, as the text font is familiar, but it doesn’t sound like the FNV announcer I remember and can be heard in clips on youtube. Maybe it’s from Night Tracks which aired on TBS?
The Los Angeles market had two local music video shows I know of that often played stuff MTV didn’t. Other large cities may have had something similar?

This post has been edited.

Post
#1106315
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Warbler said:

yhwx said:

This is more insulting to the United States than kneeling during the anthem.

I agree it is disrespectful. It violates the rules of flag etiquette.

That’s not the actual flag though. Should we boycott the Rocky movies while we’re at it?

Post
#1106310
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

TV’s Frink said:

I think it’s kind of dumb we play the national anthem at sporting events anyway. Why don’t we do it in movie theaters before the trailers or in restaurants before we eat?

You could even argue it’s disrespectful to the anthem to play it before a meaningless sporting event.

Tv stations used to play it when they signed on and signed off for the day accompanied by patriotic visuals. You can find a ton of them on Youtube.
Few stations go dark anymore except for routine maintenance on the transmitter in the wee hours of the morning. This is why small children are seldom yanked into the other side by angry poltergeists these days.

I wonder if CNN has ever updated their sign off tape? Only to played when the world comes to an end of course.

This post has been edited.

Post
#1106288
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

oojason said:

SilverWook said:

I got a question. Do they play an anthem at UK sporting events?

Yes, at English FA Cup Finals and England international soccer games, as well as other sporting events.

(God Save The Queen is usually played when Great Britain is being represented too - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Save_the_Queen)
 

Soctland and Wales have recently been playing their own anthems on occasion.

Scotland is usually ‘Flower Of Scotland’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_anthem_of_Scotland

Wales is usually ‘Land Of My Fathers’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen_Wlad_Fy_Nhadau

Northern Ireland occasionally plays ‘Londenderry Air’ when it is representing itself - http://www.nationalanthems.info/nie.htm

Ireland (when playing as a united Ireland) - usually plays ‘Ireland’s Call’ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland’s_Call

Weirdly, England doesn’t have a national anthem - though we just play ‘God Save The Queen’

 

Personally God Save The Queen is a shite outdated anthem and would be better replaced by something more inclusive such as Jerusalem, but am sure not everyone in the UK agrees 😉

 

Bet you’re glad you asked now mate? 😃

Delighted! 😃

To the top