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#268695
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SoundTrack to your life
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Opening Credits: Everything in it's Right Place - Radiohead
Waking Up: Here comes the sun - Beatles
First Day At School: Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
Falling In Love: Push the Button Max - Henry Mancini
Fight Song: Spanish Fly
Life: General 1950s educational films soundtrack
Mental Breakdown: Timesteps - Wendy Carlos
Driving: I Get Around - Beach Boys
Flashback: Oh Comely - Neutral Milk Hotel
Getting back together: Silence
Wedding: Imperial March - John Williams
Death of a loved one: Silence
Final Battle: Ultros Battle Theme - Final Fantasy VI
Death Scene: Green Bird - Yoko Kanno
Funeral Song: Wonderful World - Andy Kaufman
End Credits: We'll meet again - Vera Lynn
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#268678
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PETA Kills Website
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I don't belive such an organization to be something like a tax shelter excuse to grab donner's and sponsor's money, but they are plagued with hypocrisy all the way. What I don't want to mix up here is this organization, to which I do not support at all, and the whole theory about protecting animals, to which I partially support. While I'm not against using non-endagerous species for food and clothes or medical tests (unless it's something really cruel and without porpouse) I support those who are against it and I'm all for protecting endagerous species, something that Greenpeace has done quite well. PETA's pretty much unnecessary, if you think about it.
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#268672
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PETA Kills Website
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I've very mixed feelings about PETA. First, I'm a meat eater and I don't intend to change than (although I'm eating a LOT less lately as to a change on my diet for health reasons), and I've witnessed killing chickens and cows, and the full killing of a pig and meat extraction about 2 meters away from it - and I've eatern the same pig later that same day, so it's not like animal killing is a distant reality for me. But at the same time, I totally respect other people's decision to refrain from animal products, and do not condemn then, but support their point of view and their freedom to express themselves that way. But PETA, although teorically with a very good agenda and principles, has lost its way and does not follow a rigid, clear regiment as Greepeace does, for example. The "Penn and Teller Bulshit" episode about them is hilarious (although a bit biased, as they usually are on their political views). I'd refuse donating money for PETA, and hope that they, in the future, focus on their issue with a little bit of respect for other people and, yes, animals.
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#268519
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Music
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Don't get me wrong, some bits are excepcionaly good, specially the ending choda of Strawberry Fields Forever - I was familiar with that take, it's one of the earliest takes they recorded, #2 if I'm not mistaken, but the drum solo at the end was blended with bits and pieces that mixed very, very well. But some of the other tracks are pretty much the same, like Eleanor Rigby, I am the Walrus, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (there's a weird guitar track on some parts, but other than that...), so it's basically 70% of the same exact songs.
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#268249
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Video Games - a general discussion thread
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Donkey Kong is a Nintendo property, so the games were their's to distribute reguarldess of who developed them.

That said, Rare actually published four GBA games after being bought by Microsoft--Banjo Kazooie 3, It's Mister Pants!, Saberwulf, and Banjo-Pilot. (Banjo-Pilot was originally going to be Diddy Kong Pilot but the Diddy Kong liscence was dropped when Microsoft bought Rare.)

So, anybody here have a Wii Number? Mine is:

4613 4921 8418 2556


I'll get mine whenever I can and share with you guys, and register yours.
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#267427
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This Movie must be stopped!!!!
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
What if it turns out good? Weta did do the CGI in LOTR after all.


The point is that they'll dumb down the plot for the stupid western audiences, and use western actors to do the characters.

Good thing is, more Eva movies are coming along this year, 3 movies that re-tell the original series story, and a fourth one with new material... And hopefully this WETA project will remain on pre-production limbo forever.
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#267228
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Ep 3 death star !
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Originally posted by: Marvolo
In the novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader Tarkin says that the first Death Star is experiencing multiple delays due to not enough workers, contractors not fullfiling their deals, supply problems, and other things. If this was the case then I am sure the first Death Star took longer than the second. Also, remember that the senate was still around when the first one was being built and the emperor was trying to hide it from them, and this hindered who he could hire for fear of the wrong people knowing and bad publicity. By the time the second one was being built the senate was disbanded and he could hire anyone he wanted and basically do whatever he wanted. The emperor was using basically the entire imperial force and power to build the second one so this also spead up the process. So I think the timeframes were realistic.


If a construciton site delays the delivery of a building by 15 years, no matter how insanely complex it is, I'd bet some investors would be REALLY pissed about the whole thing. So you can image what the EMPEROR had to think about it. So I'd find that unrealistic.

Or maybe he WAS as forgiving as Vader, and doubling the efforts for the second Death Star was not really necessary...
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#266599
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Video Games - a general discussion thread
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SPOILERS!!!
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Yes, I can really relate to that. Took me a couple of days until I got back to the game, to face the castle, the final dungeon. I was ready to keep playing for hours, had my bottle of water, I was confortable in the sofa, I was ready to face a 5+ hours dungeon. "OK this is it, this is going to be hard, I'm not sure I'll make it today, might take a week before I take this thing down", I thought. So I found the front door closed, oh oh bad sign, looking for keys, so I went left, there are some... goblins, easy to kill, and then I can proceed... And then some bull riding to break the fences, and some fire lightning, moving some statues, moving some statues... There's the key, I get in, I won't even bother seeing what's on the right... Facing some previous mini-bosses... I'm cool with that... OK more fire lightining, oh I'm supposed to blow this out, cool, okay... So I move in, more lizards... There's a hallway, a dragon... Okay... Then there's the BOSS CHEST right there! WTF? "This has GOT to be a trap, this dungeon is going to drive me nuts, the bridge will break or something", I thought... And then... Wow cool, Link's old pals from the pub opened the way, nice cutscene, and... I've got the Boss Key. Like, the first freaking dungeon took me longer! And it was harder to get all those monkeys! Alright so I got back, okay a door, some stairs... Lizards... Oops nowhere to go, oh no, there's a place to hook the clawshot. Easy. So... Oh a path on the wall, gotta jump before the running spikes get me... More lizards... Oh the semi-boss from the time temple again, cool, he seems to be harder now. Alright, he's dead. Oh look, a closed door, I don't have that particular key, BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE THE FREAKING BOSS DOOR IS RIGHT HERE! Why?! So I just play again after I finish it? Okay let's get in, nice cutscenes, nice to see Ganondorf again. Hmn, oh no, he got Zelda's body! Oh, the dillema! Should I strike her, or should I... oh okay, nevermind, I'll just reflect the energy ball she throws at me. Hard to get the timing just right... Okay got it. Ooo, he transformed into a bull... Alright it's easy to spot his way out, I'll just throw an arrow, and okay, easy... He changed strategy, should I change form? I guess so, and there's a VISUAL CLUE on the screen asking me to press A to grab him. Easy. So he's on the field now, on his... horse. Alright so Zelda will throw arrows and I just have to follow him and strike, right? Alright, he's on foot now, so... Okay I'll just get away form him, and keep pressing A when wour swords clash. Cool, this reminds me of Rocky for the Sega Master System, just smash buttons, A, A, A... He's on the ground, let me strike him so I can see his next form, and... What? WHAT?! He's dead?!

So maybe the programmers were sick of working on the game and just came up with a quick ending. Or maybe it IS supposed to be like this, we are rewarded with an easy dungeon and an easy final boss after all the hard work finishing the game...

Still, best Zelda ever, and one of the best games I've ever played.

SPOILERS!!!!
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#266596
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Doomsday Clock changed - 5 minutes to midnight
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Originally posted by: WESHALLPRESERVE
2.I never said if a country hits us, we should strike back using a hundred bombs, oh dear no---on the other hand its very, very unlikely that any missile would get through our NORAD and defense web array---

Okay, so, please support full nuclear disarmament.

Originally posted by: WESHALLPRESERVE

3.I meant get out as in you honestly seem to think that their WILL be a nuclear attack somewhere, on someone-----answer----most likely not-----but it is possible---


Okay, so, please support full nuclear disarmament.

Originally posted by: WESHALLPRESERVE

Hehe---seriously though, I have even heard people on the news refer to Russia as the Soviet Union recently-----about the socialsts, those people are in a stuck, confused state of mind, thats why they are still socialists---


I was just saying that you tend to angrily raise your voice against anyone with a slight liberal tendency, so if you got stuck with anarchists or socialists, can't get any more "liberal" than that (although it's a different "left" wing), I'd expect you to either kill them all or suffer a heart attack.
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#266582
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Doomsday Clock changed - 5 minutes to midnight
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Originally posted by: WESHALLPRESERVE
Originally posted by: ricarleite
You're totally missing the point! In which case such weapon would be used? There are only two possible scenarios:

1- GW Bush goes "General Ripper" on us and strike North Korea first - and whatever the hell he wants to bomb as well, the highest the number of megadeaths on the first night, the better.

2- The United States waits until North Korea attacks Japan - which is as close as they can get so far. So we'll have millions of Japanese and Korean civillians dead.

And on BOTH alternatives, you'll have a nuclear winter than will vanish humankind from the Earth - which is a good thing, if you think about it.

So PLEASE, again, anyone, give me a good reason for keeping nuclear weapons. Without using the words "just shut up" or "liberal commie bastard".

Ok then I'll take your proposition-

1.What the hell is up with you people that think "General Bush" is the fucking King of the nation?Do you have any sliver of an idea on how the American Government works? NEWS FLASH! HE'S NOT! HE CAN'T FUCKING GO "GENERAL RIPPER" on his own--like he would do that!? It has never been done and never will be done you crazy person-

2.What do you mean wait until they attack Japan? What do you mean thats as close as they can get? The TaiPong II missile can reach my home of sunny San Fransisco. Just because you saw one of them fail a test, does not mean they don't have the capability-

3. Hehe--Nuclear Winter that will vanish man kind from the earth? Your a real defeatist--you don't think that your people will be the ones that will get out of this one? Nuclear weapons are a powerful, powerful deterrent---the baddest of the bad are working on getting them----there is so many reason why we need to keep Nuclear weapons. Ric, this ain't the cold war! Get out of that 1976 frame of mind!


Alrighty I'll buy it.

1- It was one of the two proposed scenarios. While the president has, theorically, power to authorize such measure and access to the codes (the nicknamed "football" that supposedly follows him wherever he goes, although I find this unlikely), this is a somewhat unlikely and absurdist event - if the USA is to EVER use nuclear weapons, this is one of the two possible alternatives.

2- Alrighty, I'll IGNORE what Faux News and Cartoon Network News said - that they can only reach Japan, which is pretty unlikely to me - and buy your theory that they can reach San Francisco. SO, the only way the USA would use a nuclear weapon in retaliation is after San Francisco is TOAST. Millions dead. So you'd say "Oh but that's just so they won't hit us again with another one", well, don't you think they can SEE beyond that strategy? Do you think they expect anything else? Kim Jong or whatever the man is called will be in a bunker, ready to go, ready to sacrifice poor north koreans who have nothing to do with it. And suppose North Korea abandons such plans, what is the next target? I'm asuming China - the space weapon race against China has already began, aparently. No on can win a nuclear war.

3- No. I belive NO ONE would get out alive of such scenario. Would take years, but life itself would be doomned. Even being optimistic, the world will be a fucked up place to live after a nuclear war. BUT! aparently that isn't so, this is as real as global warming, nuclear warheads only kill "teh evil terrorists".

And wow, if you ever get yourself trapped in a socialist party convention you'll probably have a heart attack or something, easy there...

Originally posted by: Johnboy3434
One more reason why Bushy McPhushy won't go "General Ripper" (that sounds familiar... what cartoon is it from?): if humanity goes extinct, there won't be any money!


It's from Dr. Strangelove.
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#266554
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Doomsday Clock changed - 5 minutes to midnight
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You're totally missing the point! In which case such weapon would be used? There are only two possible scenarios:

1- GW Bush goes "General Ripper" on us and strike North Korea first - and whatever the hell he wants to bomb as well, the highest the number of megadeaths on the first night, the better.

2- The United States waits until North Korea attacks Japan - which is as close as they can get so far. So we'll have millions of Japanese and Korean civillians dead.

And on BOTH alternatives, you'll have a nuclear winter than will vanish humankind from the Earth - which is a good thing, if you think about it.

So PLEASE, again, anyone, give me a good reason for keeping nuclear weapons. Without using the words "just shut up" or "liberal commie bastard".
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#266544
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Doomsday Clock changed - 5 minutes to midnight
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Having nuclear weapons is NEVER a good idea, no matter the situation. The mere act of using it would jeopardize all life on the planet, and its sole porpouse during the Cold War was to the Mutual Assured Destruction theory.

Now, some people argue that the effects of such weapon would be concentrated at a close range and would not affect the rest of the world, let alone neighboring countries, and the only aftermatch would be civillians dying a horrible death. The same kind of people that go against every single thing science has proven about the obvious effects of such weapons are the same kind of people that deny global warming to be caused by polution and blame it to be a liberal commie invention to end freedom or something (might as well deny the Holocaust, as some of these people are the ones who happily sang with Borat to "throw the Jew down the well").

What is the porpouse of achieving a higher atomic arsenal other than the obvious lobby from companies who produce this sort of stuff? What is the target? If it is so obvious who the target is and that the effects of the bomb will not harm the planet, why not nuke them now? Are you REALLY expecting a M.A.D. assurance from "teh evil terrorists"? And who are they? B'aath? Osama Bin Laden? North Korea? OK if you actually escalate to the point of using a nuclear weapon against any of those targets (and the only one easily found on Google Maps is North Korea), if you reach THAT point, don't you think it'll be in a scenario in which NY City is vanished through a nuclear bomb? WHAT is the point? Please prove me that ripping off missle treaties and bringing NUCLEAR WEAPONS into the game is best for the world, and explain me a scenario in which this sort of weapon would be used. Please.
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#266465
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Doomsday Clock changed - 5 minutes to midnight
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Originally posted by: WESHALLPRESERVE
Yes, I heard about this on a talk show, its very intresting, but I hardly doubt a big contributer was Bush. We were lucky to back out of that false pact------In the 60's and 80's we were in need of it, but not now, that pact is old-It's funny how Iran and N. Korea are involved too--------I wonder whats going to happen in the next few years with them--


What is the advantage of not being under this treaty now, as opposed to it being necessary back in the Cold War?
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#266438
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The Go-Mer-Tonic™ Thread - Today's Topic: Whose your favorite author and why?
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
There's no doubt it has, which is why I only support the death penalty in cases where it's obvious beyond all doubt that the victim is guilty as sin. (IE the OJ Simpson case)

It's best to err on the side of caution than to excecute an innocent person.


Instead of applying the death penalty, why not have the person locked forever on some place, working as a slave planting something or producing something? Wouldn't that be more productive?