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When the first live-action X-Men film was in pre-production in the mid-90s, director Bryan Singer's first choice for the role of Wolverine was rock musician Glenn Danzig.
For those of you who follow punk music, the thought of Danzig playing the famously tough Wolverine is pretty damn funny.
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
Call me obsessive, but I keep records of absolutely everything financial in both hard copy and on digital file. Ergo, checkbook + scanner. (This came in handy when the National Gridiots f@*@ed up my electric bill last month.)
When I first saw the film 300, I thought it was a bunch of historically inaccurate garbage. Some time later, after several years of studying Classical Greek history in my spare time, I re-watched it, and came to the realization that it's a work of art. The whole thing is framed as being a story told by a Spartan warrior to his troops some time after the battle--it's the Starship Troopers of the ancient world. F$!&ing genius.
I'm not sure if it's any worse than the way I learned how to do math:
Bear in mind, I'm reasonably intelligent and have a minor natural aptitude for math. When I was in grade school (grades 2 through 5), the way we were taught addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division was through daily timed tests. At the beginning of class, the teacher would hand us each a sheet with 50 simple math problems on it, and we had five minutes to solve as many of them as we could. We would then hand in the worksheets and be graded on the number of correct answers.
This was so nerve-wracking for me that I started having massive anxiety attacks every day before math class. Before second grade, I'd liked math and wanted to be a scientist, but after fifth, I hated math and dreaded going to class. It wasn't until I tested out of two years of high school math and got to take the honors and university-level courses that I started liking the subject again (mostly thanks to my terrifying, hard-assed, brilliant honors statistics teacher).
tl;dr: math class sucked in the 90s.
I have landscaping experience. Where do I sign up?
I guess kiting is a thing in pen & paper games too...
Commissioned by our own Patrick Curtin.
Ministry - "Jesus Built My Hotrod (Redline/Whiteline version)"
Work story for the day:
I work with a guy who we'll call Bob (that's not his real name, but bear with me). Bob is around 50, hella rough around the edges, but a really good dude. He's also basically a real-life cartoon character, specifically Popeye the Sailor Man. Seriously, the guy is a dead ringer.
Our foreman (who we'll call Frank-- also not his real name) is a good friend of Bob's from way back, and they take the piss out of each other constantly. Yesterday, while Bob was in the porta-john, Frank drew a little anchor on Bob's hard hat. It took Bob about an hour to figure out what everyone was laughing at. Today, Frank brought in a #10 can of spinach and stuck it behind Bob's lunch pail in the storage area that serves as our break room.
When Bob discovered the giant can of spinach, he flew into a mostly-mock rage, and Frank dissolved into wheezing laughter for about fifteen minutes. As we were leaving the storage room to go back to work, Bob and I were last to file out. As we walked back to where we'd left off, Bob turned to me and said, "You know what the most f%*!ed-up part about that whole thing was? Buttered spinach greens are probably my favorite food. Don't tell nobody, though."
I'm like 99% sure he was serious.
Mass Effect Wikia wrote:
Experience awards while in the Mako, regardless of whether the Mako damaged the target or not, are severely penalized at 50% on Normal level (and lower difficulties) and 60% (granting only 40% xp gain) on Hardcore and Insanity Combat Difficulty. Using damage-over-time effects like Warp, Sabotage, Chemical Rounds, Inferno Rounds and so forth, or pushing the target over a fatal drop, still incur a penalty if you are inside the Mako when the target dies. By leaving the Mako, it is possible to get much more experience points for fighting on planets. The important thing here is the kill, so a good tactic (especially for bigger enemies) is to fight with the Mako's weapons until the enemy has only little health left - then leave the vehicle and kill it.
I must have driven over every inch of every planet, every time I play Mass Effect. I could certainly get frustrated with the Mako, but never so much that it stopped me. Besides, it was a killing machine. :D
Just remember that you get way less xp when you blow something up with the Mako than if you get out and kill it yourself.
Commandant Happy Hour wrote:
Simultaneously pathetic and impressive:
At my friend's wedding this past summer, I pounded at least 15 hard lemonades, plus 10-20 beers and half a handle of Philadelphia whiskey (if you're wondering as to quality, it came in a plastic bottle). I don't remember anything past the band starting their set, but apparently, I was coherent enough to 1) attempt to start a mosh pit at a wedding, then change my mind and start dancing like Commander Shepard, 2) hold a 30-minute conversation on the Roman Empire in Britain, and 3) stay after the bride and groom had left in order to help clean up. According to the guy who drove me home, I insisted on loading the U-Haul van myself, gashed my hand open on a metal fan, didn't notice, and then fell into the dumpster taking out the trash. The next morning, my phone inbox was inundated with messages asking if I was OK. I wasn't even hung over.
Last year, I went on tour with a few local musicians (I was the road manager), and after playing a show in Rochester, we ended up staying with friends of James (from Participation Trophy) at RIT. Since I had to be Tour Dad, I wasn't drinking, but everyone else was. One of the RIT dudes drank a handle of vodka and proceeded to bang through 7 or 8 songs on Guitar Hero on the highest difficulty setting without missing a note. F#@&ing legend.
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
I drank all the wine. The whole bottle. And I'm still coherent. And can still play Guitar Hero. Not Rock Band, though. Rock Band is b&$!@+*# hard compared to Guitar Hero. Or I'm drunk. I dunno. How come I can spell and talk straight?
I can always type and proofread properly when I drink. Case in point: right now.
Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Madness wrote:
]I am doing just fine thank you. I feel like exactly one million dollars.