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Title: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 10, 2015, 06:06:56 AM
in the category of 'whaaaat we don't have that thread already?'

I'll kick it off with a brief story abt a christmas party i attended.  It's a party thrown by the local climbing/mountaineering store.  They do a Yankee swap thing- everyone brings a item, then in a random order folks pick a wrapped item or they can 'steal' an item already opened.
Due to an oversite on my part i had an extra Marvel collectors corp villains box.  I wrapped that, wondering if i'd uncover any closet geeks..... & i did!  I may invite him over to play board games with me & lew <grin>

any good christmas party stories?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Chris on December 10, 2015, 09:38:20 AM
Updated thread title to one T in chatt.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 11, 2015, 02:07:42 PM
Ok another topic, yes I am determined lol

I am wicked Bored at work and all I can think of is my next vacation which kicks me into hyper planer mode. How far overboard have you gone in the planing of a con/vacation?
Have folks ever looked at you like you're crazy for the advanced planing?

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Zero on December 11, 2015, 02:20:55 PM
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Ok another topic, yes I am determined lol

I am wicked Bored at work and all I can think of is my next vacation which kicks me into hyper planer mode. How far overboard have you gone in the planing of a con/vacation?
Have folks ever looked at you like you're crazy for the advanced planing?

All the time when I plan for the two July conventions I attend.  People don't really know how intense it is to go a large convention.  Ha ha.

"Seriously, you start working on stuff this early?!"   (I get this all the time when I explain Comic-Con and Anime Expo.)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 11, 2015, 02:40:06 PM
I'm rethinking me sdcc plane tix, rethinking my car rental in LA for WC, haven't booked a place for the time between c2e2 and  WC. 
And I still have to book my dad and sons trip to Europe.


Everything is waiting on something....and it's driving me crazy.  I need a movie to watch or my WD compendium to distract me
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on December 12, 2015, 11:31:31 AM

Company had a bad quarter so they are keeping this year's holiday party low key. Last year we had the party at the new 49ers stadium, which was very cool. Good food and generous bartenders in a swanky part of the stadium that I will never see normally. At one point I met a guy in sales who was involved with the rollout of a product I worked on, and who looked remarkably like Dennis Hopper. He was upset with some of the management and got more and more heated as we talked, but the more upset he got the more he looked and sounded like Dennis Hopper. So I just kept ordering us drinks and egging him on, getting happier and happier because it's just like I'm getting yelled at by Dennis Hopper! So awesome. Then his wife came and took him away.

For overplanning, I tend to get obsessive with any trip I go on, especially road trips. I'll look up every place we go through, read up on restaurants, historical sites, stuff like that. I wasn't always this way, but a while back my wife and I had a getaway to SF. I had just started reading The Maltese Falcon and realized that the opening scene takes place in a tunnel that was right next to the hotel we were staying at. Now I can't get enough of that kind of thing.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Angology on December 15, 2015, 06:34:27 AM
It has been so busy at work lately that I haven't been able to uber-plan. We drove to Oklahoma for Thanksgiving (Oh I-35, how I despise you!), and I felt so off because I didn't even do a packing list (DH was shocked). At least where visiting family is involved-it's usually more about their schedule, so I did okay. DH did more planning than I did (he does the turkey day cooking).
As far as SDCC, I haven't bought my plane tix yet, because it seemed expensive. I am going to stalk the prices and buy after Christmas. It's driving me crazy though.
For Dragon Con in September, I will also try to wait on plane tickets (hotels are, as always, locked down super early!) Last year, we almost went last minute because the Hilton opened up, and I tried for plane tickets and got a really really cheap rate to Atlanta. Since we splurged a little on the hotel, we want to save some money on the flight.

ETA-I think planning for the next con is one way to fight off post Con depression. That may have something to do with my need to plan early! :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: dcuodust on December 17, 2015, 11:01:58 AM
I exchanged Christmas gifts with some friends last night. We went to an English style pub - I had the bangers and mash. I got gift cards - Tim Hortons, Best Buy, Boston Pizza.  I gave books. (I have started only giving books as presents. For my nieces and nephews I will either give a graphic novel or a book and put a note in it that they can read it when they are teenagers/young adults. Sometimes I'll include something with the book - tee shirt, hat, gift card, etc.)

I already used the Best Buy gift card last night on the Taken King for Xbox One. It was $49.99 plus taxes - so around $57. When I got home though, one of my PSN friends told me that since I have Destiny for PS4 I can download all the expansions from the Playstation store for $39.99 no taxes. So I am going to return it today. 17 bucks is 17 bucks.

I think I am going to have dim sum for lunch today :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 20, 2015, 03:09:24 PM
to give you an idea of where i come from, this is my mom's Christmas card..... and a good opportunity to steal it & wish everyone a happy holiday

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mel on December 21, 2015, 08:47:32 AM
Your parents are cool people, Alyssa!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 24, 2015, 11:07:00 AM
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Little present for me
;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on December 24, 2015, 11:39:04 AM
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Little present for me
;)

Nice stuff, especially that Founders, and it even has the controversial baby label! I know we have differing opinions on the importance of breakfast, maybe this will sway you?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 24, 2015, 12:00:05 PM
that was going to be the first one to open .... at lunch tho ;)  I went for the oatmeal stout instead.  i have to admit the days when i dont' have to be 'on', a bit of beer at lunch is a nice thing
have you tried the others? 
there was a couple of folks talking abt a grapefruit ipa --- it sounded interesting

i am officially done with the "have to do's" till saturday
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on December 24, 2015, 12:40:05 PM
I haven't tried the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter or the Shake one, but have had the others. Is the grapefruit one the Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin? If so it's quite good, I don't normally like the fruity brews but I like it as much as their regular Sculpin.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 24, 2015, 04:18:20 PM
yes, that was it, the Ballast point sculpin.......  i'm not an ale fan so have steered clear of brews i could see through but that sounds interesting enough to try assuming i can find someone to finish the 6 pack off if i can't get past the ale part. ;)


I got a growler of a local stout from Hobbs in Ossipee NH- very heavy & strong- there's a reason i like porters.... http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/35857/185831/
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 29, 2015, 06:09:31 PM
in the 'what took me so long' category.....

i just started watching Game of thrones.  yep, love it, most of the way through season 1
i may break down and actually start watching BBT.....   >:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 29, 2015, 06:51:03 PM
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in the 'what took me so long' category.....

i just started watching Game of thrones.  yep, love it, most of the way through season 1
i may break down and actually start watching BBT.....   >:D

BBT is much better in the early seasons. The later seasons have been coasting. Start BBT with season 1.

As for GoT, I'm glad you got ahold of it after all of the issues with your son keeping it from you! Just wait, you'll catch up in no time!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2015, 08:09:09 PM
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in the 'what took me so long' category.....

i just started watching Game of thrones.  yep, love it, most of the way through season 1
i may break down and actually start watching BBT.....   >:D

They are best when marathoned because that makes it easier to remember all the characters.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on December 29, 2015, 08:39:04 PM
yeah
i may even get lew's books out & refer to the maps .... are there family charts?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Chris on December 29, 2015, 08:43:54 PM
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yeah
i may even get lew's books out & refer to the maps .... are there family charts?

Not sure on the charts-- I haven't read them.

I was lukewarm on the show until I marathoned them, then I loved it.  I wasn't able to remember everyone.

Maps are good--LOTR taught me that.  That helped me paying attention to the credits. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on December 30, 2015, 09:49:31 AM
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yeah
i may even get lew's books out & refer to the maps .... are there family charts?

There are family trees in some of the books. I know there are in the World of Ice and Fire book.

This chart is pretty nice, but it might contain some spoilers for you.

http://gamesofthrones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Game-of-Thrones-Infographic-Houses-Only.png (http://gamesofthrones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Game-of-Thrones-Infographic-Houses-Only.png)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on January 02, 2016, 04:33:16 PM
not so worried abt spoilers at this point as i'm rather late to the game ;)

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Nice stuff, especially that Founders, and it even has the controversial baby label! I know we have differing opinions on the importance of breakfast, maybe this will sway you?
i finally got around to trying this- little strong for me as i'm a real light weight but it's tasty.  the Hobbs stout is stronger & more intense-

a couple of Founders may end up being supper as Lew is Cooking.  He's got to do a few recipes for his Culinary class and seems to be running rather late.  As in supper will be 2 hr's late <sigh>
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on January 12, 2016, 06:51:50 AM
"Where's Rey? She's in The Second Wave of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Toys"

https://twitter.com/EW/status/686806093821947904

http://www.ew.com/gallery/gallery-star-wars-force-awakens-wave-2-toys
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mlgagne on January 13, 2016, 10:07:44 AM
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yeah
i may even get lew's books out & refer to the maps .... are there family charts?

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There are family trees in some of the books. I know there are in the World of Ice and Fire book.

This chart is pretty nice, but it might contain some spoilers for you.

http://gamesofthrones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Game-of-Thrones-Infographic-Houses-Only.png (http://gamesofthrones.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Game-of-Thrones-Infographic-Houses-Only.png)

Love that chart!  ;)

Other helpful tips for becoming a GOT expert:

If you are just starting out and are watching the show on a blu-ray or DVD, use the special feature functions that come along with each episode. They have ones that will show you a list and a brief bio for all the characters in each scene, as well as other features that go into the history of Westeros (helpful for understanding what the characters are referring to at times AND narrated by the cast!). I highly recommend them  :D

Also, since you are not worried about spoilers, there is this website: http://awoiaf.westeros.org (http://awoiaf.westeros.org). It is run by the people who co-authored A WORLD OF ICE AND FIRE, and who also help GRRM with his book continuity. You can find character descriptions, charts, etc. Though this site mainly draws from the book material, it is really helpful for the show, too!

There is also a show-specific wiki: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_Wiki (http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_Wiki). It is not as robust as AWOIAF, but it is definitely just as helpful!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: DRWHO42 on January 21, 2016, 06:53:17 AM
Not sure if this should go in the Star Wars thread but here is a video link to a practical joke performed in Brazil.

https://www.facebook.com/ignbrasil/videos/1682820468637226/

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on January 27, 2016, 04:16:35 PM
I moved AzT's excellent post abt ace parking into the parking thread... which is now open
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5805.0

<is it time to think abt parking already?!?>
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Angology on February 19, 2016, 10:53:03 AM
Since this is pretty random, I thought I'd put this here instead of making a separate thread. Here is a little something to make you lol (or cry for poor Groot). I just never get tired of looking at this GIF!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/l4Ki2aWV1c9buCsco/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on February 24, 2016, 10:39:40 AM
A fascinating and recommended read, although its (necessary) length might scare away the tl;dr crowd ->

IT’S STAN LEE’S UNIVERSE He built Marvel Comics and laid the foundation for today’s blockbuster superhero movies. So why, at 93, is his legacy in question?

By ABRAHAM RIESMAN

http://www.vulture.com/2016/02/stan-lees-universe-c-v-r.html
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on February 27, 2016, 03:34:55 PM
while not geeky, well unless you're into that sort of thing & certainly not for the person who doesn't like heights....

it gives an idea of what it takes to hang a major arena show

https://youtu.be/hcDtBzMcmHA
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on March 04, 2016, 09:26:21 AM
Third Annual Action Figure Work Day Celebrates Being Who You Are

http://news.entertainmentearth.com/2016/03/04/action-figure-work-day-2016/

 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mel on March 04, 2016, 11:12:40 AM
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Third Annual Action Figure Work Day Celebrates Being Who You Are

http://news.entertainmentearth.com/2016/03/04/action-figure-work-day-2016/

 8) 8) 8)
Wish I knew! I'd have brought in a few!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on March 05, 2016, 11:50:21 AM
Outstanding reading:

As mentioned in the Comic-Con Guide blog's The history & future of Cons ->

http://www.comicconguide.com/2016/03/the-history-future-of-cons.html


WSJ: The Rise of Cons Conventions for everything from quilts to beer are exploding with an obsessiveness bred by the Internet ->

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-rise-of-cons-1457036227

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on March 08, 2016, 02:54:15 PM
That... is... awesome!  8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BCst7lfIr3k/?taken-by=transformersofficial

transformersofficial#Arcee, #Chromia and #Windblade are celebrating #InternationalWomensDay the only way they know how-by taking down Combiners. #Transformers
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on March 21, 2016, 11:43:35 AM
Peter Capaldi accepts Guinness World Records title for Largest gathering of Doctor Who characters at Comic Con event in Mexico

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2016/3/peter-capaldi-accepts-guinness-world-records-title-for-largest-gathering-of-docto-421431
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on March 23, 2016, 07:57:35 AM
Genius  8)

The simple, brilliant plan to change macaroni and cheese that duped us all

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/22/this-brilliant-plan-to-change-macaroni-and-cheese-that-duped-us-all/
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on March 23, 2016, 08:37:38 AM
it is amazing to me how strong people react to the idea of change- it's so visceral and instinctive & folks don't even know they're doing it. 
to be honest it's one of the things i most admire abt my folks who are in their 80's-  they're always willing to try new stuff & as a result don't seem old of mind.
brilliant marketing by kraft
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Cajnca559 on April 02, 2016, 01:19:15 PM
I absolutely can't wait until tomorrow's the walking dead season finale!!!! Anybody else and walking dead fan? Which character do you all think is going to be the victim of Lucille on tomorrow nights finale?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Zero on April 02, 2016, 01:21:59 PM
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I absolutely can't wait until tomorrow's the walking dead season finale!!!! Anybody else and walking dead fan? Which character do you all think is going to be the victim of Lucille on tomorrow nights finale?

If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, you might be interested in this thread for episode discussions and spoilers as well.
http://friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=5556.0

^__~
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mllNY on April 03, 2016, 02:48:51 PM
Today is opening day for MLB, hoping my Yankees have a good season

but how fitting is it that today is opening day...

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on April 07, 2016, 12:29:03 PM
A good read 8)

Chris Hardwick, King of the Nerds, Is Expanding His Empire

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/arts/television/chris-hardwick-king-of-the-nerds-is-expanding-his-empire.html?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Foxygrandpa83 on April 07, 2016, 11:43:01 PM
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A good read 8)

Chris Hardwick, King of the Nerds, Is Expanding His Empire

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/arts/television/chris-hardwick-king-of-the-nerds-is-expanding-his-empire.html?

He's always talking about how busy he is on Nerdist podcast, so yeah, add another thing. Good for him!!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 08, 2016, 07:28:30 AM
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Today meal prep for the hotel lottery shift
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: highgiant on April 08, 2016, 05:55:05 PM
Looks nice but I think it needs more chocolate  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 08, 2016, 05:59:32 PM
LOL

well that came at lunch ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: highgiant on April 08, 2016, 06:09:02 PM
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LOL

well that came at lunch ;)

well deserved to as you must be kept busy with the forum so active at the moment (which is great to see!)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on April 08, 2016, 06:43:55 PM
Marriott Rewards members are receiving e-mails about this ->

Marriott, Starwood shareholders approve merger

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/roadwarriorvoices/2016/04/08/marriott-starwood-shareholders-vote-merger-friday/82781456/

Of note from the article:

- the largest hotel chain in the world

- The combined company will have 30 brands and 1.1 million rooms. Starwood’s brands include the Westin, W Hotels, St. Regis, and Aloft. Marriott has Renaissance, AC Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, among others.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Legend_of_Melda on April 08, 2016, 09:45:01 PM
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A good read 8)

Aw Chris Hardwick, still remember him on singled out. Haha

Chris Hardwick, King of the Nerds, Is Expanding His Empire

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/10/arts/television/chris-hardwick-king-of-the-nerds-is-expanding-his-empire.html?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on April 13, 2016, 07:27:09 AM
 8) 8) 8)

Middle East Film & Comic Con proves the Force is strong in Dubai

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-middle-east-comic-con-20160410-story.html

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on April 17, 2016, 01:53:36 PM
$$$

For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/apr/17/for-sale-one-used-internet-company-called-yahoo/
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on April 20, 2016, 12:11:33 PM
2016 'State of the Air' Report Finds More than Half of Americans Live with Unhealthful Levels of Air Pollution

http://www.lung.org/about-us/media/press-releases/2016-state-of-the-air.html


Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted

http://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2016-04-20/clean-air-advocate-california-has-nations-dirtiest-air
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on April 20, 2016, 12:38:18 PM
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$$$

For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/apr/17/for-sale-one-used-internet-company-called-yahoo/

You develop a special brand of pessimism having worked there, gotten excited about the tremendous potential, and then having that excitement slowly and painfully smothered by silos and bureaucracy.  So a shiny new nickel says they find some way to mess it up, though I really hope otherwise.

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 23, 2016, 11:13:56 AM
What should I binge watch tonight?

I have AoS, DD s2, Vikings latest season, stacked up
I'm all caught up on GoT in prep for tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ceddyced on April 23, 2016, 11:22:26 AM
Toss up between DD s2 or AoS.  Go with which ever of the two is your favorite.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 25, 2016, 10:19:50 AM
i ended up watching DD ... it suited my mood ;)

btw, Amazon is having a stratagy board game sale today
http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=lp_14185992011_gbps_img_s-3_8062_1d97e9ee?rh=i%3Atoys-and-games%2Cn%3A14185992011%2Cn%3A14185992011&ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&node=14185992011

there's a bunch of really interesting games in there
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 25, 2016, 01:28:40 PM
Two great things go great together! No, I'm not talking about chocolate and peanut butter....

https://www.facebook.com/ralph.riganti/videos/965309836837788/ (https://www.facebook.com/ralph.riganti/videos/965309836837788/)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 25, 2016, 01:38:48 PM
that's a fun mashup for all trekies  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on May 02, 2016, 06:12:24 AM
 :(

Why the Original Darth Vader Is Now ‘Persona Non Grata’ at Star Wars Events

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/04/30/why-the-original-darth-vader-is-now-persona-non-grata-at-star-wars-events.html


'Star Wars' documentary 'Elstree 1976' shines a spotlight on the unsung: The extras

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-star-wars-documentary-elstree-20160503-snap-story.html
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Post by: AzT on May 11, 2016, 05:51:45 AM
Happy Twilight Zone Day  8)

From -> http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/fun/twilight-zone-day

May 11 is Twilight Zone Day, an unofficial holiday that honors and celebrates the Twilight Zone, an iconic and thrilling television show.

Twilight Zone was created by Rod Serling, who was also the show's host and narrator. The show is a collection of unrelated stories where nothing is as it seems and the end is usually always bizarre and unexpected. The stories on the show combined the features of science fiction, psychological thrillers, drama, horror and fantasy and were based in the twilight zone. The twilight zone according to the narrator at the beginning of each episode of the show is a "...fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge..." The show made its debut in the United States in October 1959, to immediate critical acclaim, though it took a few years for it to gain popular success. Today, the Twilight Zone is considered to be one of the best and one of the most watched TV shows of all times. No one knows who created this holiday or why they chose May 11 to honor this creepy, but fun holiday.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on May 25, 2016, 09:02:25 PM
 8) ::Still worth every penny, The Force is Strong With You Candace:: :)

http://www.geekwire.com/2016/chewbacca-mom-visits-facebook/

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on June 13, 2016, 01:27:48 PM
Interesting reading ->

https://twitter.com/ParkingExecLive/status/742450541872226304?lang=en

Behind The Scenes of @AceParking With Keith Jones http://parkingexec.com/behind-the-scenes-of-ace-parking-with-owner-managing-partner-keith-jones/ …
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 15, 2016, 05:41:19 PM
was a newsletter sign up.

Quote

http://lovesallymovie.com/exclusives.html

 Just for you - SIREN Book Cover

We're well into shooting We Love You, Sally Carmichael!, and we couldn't be happier with how it's coming together.

To celebrate, we'd like to share the official book cover for SIREN, the first novel in the fictional Siren Saga by Sally Carmichael, with YOU.

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Get it now here.

Take a look. Enjoy. And PRINT IT.

That's right. You can print the book cover and we hope you will. In fact, if you post a picture of you holding SIREN (make sure to use #lovesallymovie), we may put your picture on the official We Love You, Sally Carmichael! website.
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Post by: Angology on June 25, 2016, 08:44:10 PM
It feels like the calm before the storm around here.
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Post by: alyssa on July 07, 2016, 04:48:24 PM
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Bad time to take a break.....
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Post by: AzT on July 10, 2016, 06:58:05 AM
Is that Airwolf?!?!  O0

https://twitter.com/DCComics/status/752106129153458177

See how the worst of the worst first assembled in SUICIDE SQUAD VOL 1: TRIAL BY FIRE!
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Post by: AzT on July 13, 2016, 07:54:28 AM
All-Star Game or Comic-Con? What's more fun, San Diego?

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jul/13/san-diego-summer-of-comic-con-and-all-star/
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Post by: AzT on July 18, 2016, 01:18:14 PM
DiscoverSD Comic-Con section up:

http://www.discoversd.com/news/comic-con/

(finally into The Fulfillment Room with this post, yay  O0 )
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Post by: escape on July 18, 2016, 08:17:16 PM
Okay, who else is having the Longest. Week. Ever. while they wait until it's time to go to SDCC?   Today has seriously held the record for the longest Monday ever.  Someone call the folks over at Guinness World Records to investigate.
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Post by: AzT on August 18, 2016, 11:09:46 AM
Into The Wayback Machine ->

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-snakes-on-a-plane-anniversary-20160814-snap-story.html
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Post by: alyssa on September 18, 2016, 05:17:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd5yB9Vmd6I



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Post by: AzT on September 22, 2016, 10:23:12 AM
New job posting up for a Social Media Manager -- they'll finally get a broadcaster! (messages / news blasted across all their platforms at hopefully the same time rather than chasing such around different corners of their website - emphasis below is mine ;))

http://comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

Social Media Manager
San Diego Comic Convention - San Diego, CA
San Diego Comic Convention is a nonprofit educational corporation, dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.

The organization has an opening for a Social Media Manager.

The Social Media Manager is responsible for curating and creating content across all Comic-Con International online social media channels. The ideal candidate will:

Monitor and create content for social media channels
Schedule relevant social media posts
Identify and review local news, comics and industry sites and Google alerts for select stories pertaining to San Diego, Comic-Con and WonderCon
Compare and contrast analytics
Collaborate with the rest of the Communications and Strategy department to support internal and external brand management efforts
Handle duties onsite at the direction of the head of the department at the convention(s)
Have very early morning (before dawn) availability during shows
The qualifications needed for the role include:

Ability to multi-task, prioritize and follow through with all assignments/projects
Being passionate about comics and pop culture
Knowledge of and experience with utilizing multiple social media platforms
Must be proactive and exhibit initiative
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Generate analytic reports related to social media
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Filemaker and InDesign, Adobe programs a plus
High attention to detail
Bachelor's Degree in related area
Relevant Experience desired:

3-5 years professional experience in PR, Marketing or related field
Proven track record of developing and executing public relations and marketing strategies and tactics
Highly aware of and prior interaction with the comic and pop culture fandom community
San Diego Comic Convention is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time
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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 22, 2016, 12:15:54 PM
Sounds like something one of our members could do!
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Post by: FBS on September 23, 2016, 05:57:50 AM
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Sounds like something one of our members could do!
Sounds like something most of us could do, and absolutely love doing it. :)
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Post by: AzT on September 23, 2016, 07:07:34 AM
Disneyland brings back Southern California annual passes at a higher price

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/la-fi-disney-passes-20160922-snap-story.html
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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 23, 2016, 08:27:57 AM
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Disneyland brings back Southern California annual passes at a higher price

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/la-fi-disney-passes-20160922-snap-story.html

I think they make a good point that the re-introduction of the pass is likely due to the closure of a good chunk of the park for Star Wars Land. I suspect that once that area is complete, the Southern CA annual passes will once again be pulled.
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Post by: AzT on September 27, 2016, 09:07:04 PM
No business like show busine$$...

Frank Darabont to Seek More Than $280 Million From AMC at 'Walking Dead' Profits Trial

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/frank-darabont-seek-more-280-932921

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Post by: mark on October 13, 2016, 07:43:10 AM
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature. Very cool.
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Post by: alyssa on October 14, 2016, 09:01:07 AM
Gotta love that feeling when you get a new technical book and can't wait to try some of the stuff out.
Love the quiet time for projects

Anyone else got Geek projects planed for the off season?
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 14, 2016, 09:34:26 AM
Off season? What is this 'off season' you speak of?     >:D
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Post by: mark on October 15, 2016, 11:00:38 AM
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Gotta love that feeling when you get a new technical book and can't wait to try some of the stuff out.
Love the quiet time for projects

Anyone else got Geek projects planed for the off season?

We have this massive Pumpkin Festival this weekend, plus storms coming through, so you basically can't go anywhere, but it's great for projects.

E:   We should get some projects done this weekend, what do you think?

Me:   Yeah, I was going to learn Python.

E:   à² _ಠ

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Post by: alyssa on October 15, 2016, 12:13:25 PM
yep, tho its Linux command line for me

is it worth WWlll? that's the first question in my flow chart. the interesting path is when the first question is answered with a 'maybe'
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Post by: Chris on October 15, 2016, 12:52:01 PM
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Gotta love that feeling when you get a new technical book and can't wait to try some of the stuff out.
Love the quiet time for projects

Anyone else got Geek projects planed for the off season?

I'm organizing my comic books.  It's turned out to be a non trivial effort.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on October 15, 2016, 01:22:13 PM
I've been working on the blog and now I'm actually going to do some work-work for a job I contracted. Later I have an online chat scheduled with a friend (it's his birthday today).
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Post by: alyssa on October 16, 2016, 06:28:54 AM
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I'm organizing my comic books.  It's turned out to be a non trivial effort.

the holy grail of projects LOL

i've been trying to do that one for years!  How are setting up the system?
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Post by: AzT on October 21, 2016, 08:11:55 AM
Remember Doug Funny? Roger Klotz? Ren and Stimpy? You can thank voice artist Billy West for so many of the sounds of your Saturdays growing-up.

http://www.greatbigstory.com/stories/90s-nick-toons-voice?iid=ob_homepage_deskrecommended_pool

Always a great panelist  :)
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Post by: alyssa on October 26, 2016, 03:52:01 AM
so this came across my desk top this morning......
The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/pentagon-artificial-intelligence-terminator.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

i'm just gonna hide my head in the sand for a while... the world is too crazy for even me at the moment
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Post by: alyssa on October 27, 2016, 05:53:16 PM
An example of a good Bridge hand ;)
Yeah, I don't organize my hand just to annoy people

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Post by: mark on October 28, 2016, 09:05:20 AM
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so this came across my desk top this morning......
The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/pentagon-artificial-intelligence-terminator.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

i'm just gonna hide my head in the sand for a while... the world is too crazy for even me at the moment

Be safe, as the lifeguards say, sand is more dangerous than sharks.

This is one of Warren Ellis's newsletters, it contains a speech he gave at an Internet of Things conference, especially topical given the recent DDoS attack. Contains the word "gormless" which is quite a wonderful word.

http://orbitaloperations.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/d/9044468FCC9DEE51/9A8D9BD8CB76086FF6A1C87C670A6B9F (http://orbitaloperations.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/d/9044468FCC9DEE51/9A8D9BD8CB76086FF6A1C87C670A6B9F)

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An example of a good Bridge hand ;)
Yeah, I don't organize my hand just to annoy people

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The cards aren't ordered  by value in each suit! Totally bugging me. But here's a book recommendation that is both a great story and a tutorial on bridge, The Cardturner by Louis Sachar.
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Post by: alyssa on October 29, 2016, 09:47:10 AM
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The cards aren't ordered  by value in each suit! Totally bugging me. But here's a book recommendation that is both a great story and a tutorial on bridge, The Cardturner by Louis Sachar.

OCD much? (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katzy.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fmatchstick%2Finnocent.gif&hash=54379e8e8e28ac5ea1e079c806ef8c4b)
just chalk it up to another one of alyssa's quirks

yeah a number of folks have suggested that book to me- honestly i have a hard time reading. <<-- ironic no?
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Post by: mark on October 29, 2016, 03:04:28 PM
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OCD much? (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katzy.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fmatchstick%2Finnocent.gif&hash=54379e8e8e28ac5ea1e079c806ef8c4b)
just chalk it up to another one of alyssa's quirks

yeah a number of folks have suggested that book to me- honestly i have a hard time reading. <<-- ironic no?

Much? I don't know. More than sporadic certainly, maybe occasionally? Dangit there I go again.

We listened to The Cardturner on CD, was great like all of Sachar's books. We especially liked the foghorn sounds they used to bracket the technical descriptions of bridge so that people who wanted to could tune out. Now that I think about it, I can't remember any other books about bridge.

Picked up 2 books from a discount pile yesterday that looked like they would be scary reads. "The Secret Life of Puppets", with a really creepy cover and a "Complete History of the San Francisco Horror", published around the last time the Cubs won the World Series. When I got home and actually looked at them, found that the first was literary criticism and the other was about the 1906 earthquake  :-[
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Post by: alyssa on November 02, 2016, 03:59:10 AM
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Much? I don't know. More than sporadic certainly, maybe occasionally? Dangit there I go again.

We listened to The Cardturner on CD, was great like all of Sachar's books. We especially liked the foghorn sounds they used to bracket the technical descriptions of bridge so that people who wanted to could tune out. Now that I think about it, I can't remember any other books about bridge.

Picked up 2 books from a discount pile yesterday that looked like they would be scary reads. "The Secret Life of Puppets", with a really creepy cover and a "Complete History of the San Francisco Horror", published around the last time the Cubs won the World Series. When I got home and actually looked at them, found that the first was literary criticism and the other was about the 1906 earthquake  :-[

actually downloading books might be interesting.  I'm not in the car much but I use to have an Audible subscription....... Anyone have another service they like?  I found Audible quirky but that was 10 years ago
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Post by: mark on November 02, 2016, 08:04:06 AM
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actually downloading books might be interesting.  I'm not in the car much but I use to have an Audible subscription....... Anyone have another service they like?  I found Audible quirky but that was 10 years ago

Been using Scribd, they have a good selection of audio. Some comics too. You can download things onto your device for offline use, which I need to do since we're traveling to NM for Thanksgiving which means a week with no internet (!)
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Post by: alyssa on November 16, 2016, 07:05:54 PM
really good ted talk abt sdcc, identity  & our tribes


https://youtu.be/S7n6FCqa0sQ
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Post by: alyssa on November 30, 2016, 11:19:03 AM
in the 'wacky stuff that amuses me' category

hover hammock

https://www.facebook.com/amazingiw/videos/951018885043035/
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Post by: Transmute Jun on November 30, 2016, 12:27:36 PM
What's the bucket for? I'm hoping it isn't a portable bathroom!  :o
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Post by: BadWolf on November 30, 2016, 12:44:09 PM
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What's the bucket for? I'm hoping it isn't a portable bathroom!  :o

^my first thought^
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Post by: Transmute Jun on November 30, 2016, 01:22:38 PM
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^my first thought^

Glad to know I'm not alone! ;)
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Post by: alyssa on December 07, 2016, 04:17:19 AM
new way of annoying the teenager for constantly loosing his phone ....randomly ping his phone during the school day with 'find my phone'
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Post by: AzT on December 14, 2016, 11:21:26 AM
From http://www.aceparking.com/2016/12/ace-parking-partners-with-inrix-global-leader-in-connected-car-services/

Ace Parking’s real-time data including parking location name, number of spaces, address, rates and in some cases parking availability, is automatically uploaded to INRIX who will feed that through to customers who have connected cars or mobile apps powered by INRIX technology.

INRIX works with cities, automakers, and the parking industry to create end-to-end parking solutions for drivers. As the leading provider of connected car services and transportation analytics, their technology provides drivers with valuable information including directions, parking, traffic and weather through the car’s navigation systems. INRIX provides parking information to leading automakers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Lexus, as well as municipalities including Dallas and Los Angeles.

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Post by: alyssa on December 31, 2016, 01:47:05 PM
so what's everyone doing tonight?
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Post by: BadWolf on December 31, 2016, 03:23:04 PM
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New Years Eve D&D!
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Post by: mark on December 31, 2016, 04:55:53 PM
Just made a BIG pot of posole, having friends over to help eat it.
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Post by: NCDS on December 31, 2016, 08:32:41 PM
Skipped the party I was suppose to go to.  Drinking whiskey and watching Trollhunters.
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Post by: Chris on December 31, 2016, 09:38:58 PM
Almost reached The Mountain and the Viper in my Game of Thrones marathon.  :)
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Post by: alyssa on January 01, 2017, 04:17:14 AM
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Almost reached The Mountain and the Viper in my Game of Thrones marathon.  :)
i made it to ep 7 of Luke Cage.

yes, i never got around to watching it before /hides head/
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Post by: RandalllFreft on January 02, 2017, 08:07:23 AM
My favourite was when my mate said, "you dont want this" as a chat up line.
The girls reply? "Youre right, I dont"
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Post by: Chris on January 02, 2017, 09:33:21 AM
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i made it to ep 7 of Luke Cage.

yes, i never got around to watching it before /hides head/

I can't judge, I still haven't seen Daredevil.  :)
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Post by: Aaron on January 02, 2017, 01:18:32 PM
Lol...I'm so late to the GoT bus too!

Not sure when I'll ever be able to fit the show into my schedule...

Though a friend recently recommended that I should hear the audio books since I've been on the audio book / podcast tip lately (she said the audio readings are pretty entertaining).

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in the 'what took me so long' category.....

i just started watching Game of thrones.  yep, love it, most of the way through season 1
i may break down and actually start watching BBT.....   >:D



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Post by: AzT on January 02, 2017, 06:44:44 PM
Interesting reading -

https://visitsandiego.com/2016/11/look-back-after-27-years-architect-bricklayer

A Look Back after 27 Years: The Architect and The Bricklayer
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Post by: alyssa on January 06, 2017, 04:43:12 PM
I'm going in for a minor surgery on Monday.  the up side: I don't have to deal with the wood pile for a week, doctors orders

 >:D >:D

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Post by: AzT on January 06, 2017, 06:07:17 PM
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I'm going in for a minor surgery on Monday.  the up side: I don't have to deal with the wood pile for a week, doctors orders

 >:D >:D

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To your speedy recovery :)
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Post by: alyssa on January 06, 2017, 06:10:28 PM
thx
it should be simple.... /famous last words/
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Post by: Zero on January 06, 2017, 06:58:29 PM
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I'm going in for a minor surgery on Monday.  the up side: I don't have to deal with the wood pile for a week, doctors orders

 >:D >:D

don't anyone break anything while i'm down /looking at You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login & You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login /

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login and I won't be hanging out with the dinosaurs from our Bioengineering Research and Development Facility... No, not at all.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login has no idea of these plans of ours, of course.

Ahem, I mean, what dinosaurs?   Nothing to see here...
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Post by: AzT on January 06, 2017, 08:13:13 PM
#CleverGirl

https://youtu.be/YKRnEOUxZm0
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Post by: Zero on January 06, 2017, 08:41:29 PM
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#CleverGirl

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login: It's not like we have a hidden island full of dinosaurs or anything.  Of course, there are those other three islands, but never mind those.  :]
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Post by: mark on January 07, 2017, 06:35:06 PM
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I'm going in for a minor surgery on Monday.  the up side: I don't have to deal with the wood pile for a week, doctors orders

 >:D >:D

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Hope all goes well! And that you get to take it easy and finish Luke Cage.
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Post by: Aaron on January 08, 2017, 07:14:20 AM
Hope you have a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!

Oh...I recently saw an old episode of The Six Million Dollar Man (the Christmas episode). What if you came back with bionic tech?

Though I guess...adjusting for inflation, you would be the Forty Million Dollar Woman! Lol.

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 >:D >:D

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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 09, 2017, 09:15:11 AM
Best wishes for a good surgery and speedy recovery, Alyssa!
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Post by: alyssa on January 10, 2017, 08:48:46 AM
thx everyone for the good wishes
I appreciate folks keeping an eye on teh forum for me.  i'm still on the heavy duty pain killers so rather loopy  O:-)
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Post by: mlgagne on January 10, 2017, 05:24:04 PM
Sending my wishes that you have a speedy recovery, Alyssa!  :)
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Post by: alyssa on January 10, 2017, 06:26:11 PM
major binging

west world
Timeless
arrow
legends of tomorrow
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Post by: NCDS on January 10, 2017, 07:31:13 PM
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major binging

west world
Timeless
arrow
legends of tomorrow

Finally watching some DC!!!!!!
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Post by: Zero on January 10, 2017, 07:51:52 PM
I'm marathoning through Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman on DVD (ha ha, the good ol' days of TV in the '90s) while I'm waiting for the current seasons of the DC shows to start up again...

:X
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Post by: NCDS on January 10, 2017, 09:11:20 PM
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I'm marathoning through Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman on DVD (ha ha, the good ol' days of TV in the '90s) while I'm waiting for the current seasons of the DC shows to start up again...

:X

Are you excited about the musical cross over between Flash and Supergirl?
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Post by: Zero on January 10, 2017, 09:23:14 PM
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Are you excited about the musical cross over between Flash and Supergirl?

Yes, I am.  I hope it's good!  :]  Looking forward to seeing the cast sing.  Ha ha.
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Post by: AzT on January 11, 2017, 07:43:08 AM
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-la-wins-lucas-museum-20170110-htmlstory.html

Los Angeles will be home to George Lucas' $1-billion museum
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Post by: mark on January 11, 2017, 07:55:09 AM
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-la-wins-lucas-museum-20170110-htmlstory.html

Los Angeles will be home to George Lucas' $1-billion museum

Bummed it didn't go to the Treasure Island location in SF, but congrats to LA!
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Post by: Angology on January 11, 2017, 08:33:26 PM
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Are you excited about the musical cross over between Flash and Supergirl?
Did you see that the villain would be The Music Meister? So cool! If they could cast NPH, that would be heaven, but either way, I am really looking forward to it. If you have not seen the Music Meister episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold-look it up (Mayhem of the Music Meister). It's one of my favorite 1/2 hours of television ever.
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Post by: mark on January 11, 2017, 09:42:22 PM
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Did you see that the villain would be The Music Meister? So cool! If they could cast NPH, that would be heaven, but either way, I am really looking forward to it. If you have not seen the Music Meister episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold-look it up (Mayhem of the Music Meister). It's one of my favorite 1/2 hours of television ever.

I did not know that, just made my day. One of my favorite Brave and the Bold episodes, which is saying something.
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Post by: NCDS on January 11, 2017, 09:59:56 PM
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Did you see that the villain would be The Music Meister? So cool! If they could cast NPH, that would be heaven, but either way, I am really looking forward to it. If you have not seen the Music Meister episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold-look it up (Mayhem of the Music Meister). It's one of my favorite 1/2 hours of television ever.

NO!  Thank you for sharing.  Fantastic news.

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I did not know that, just made my day. One of my favorite Brave and the Bold episodes, which is saying something.

We both can check off the box hear amazing news today.
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Post by: LibertyRoxx on January 12, 2017, 08:07:31 AM
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major binging

west world
Timeless
arrow
legends of tomorrow

Haven't watched Timeless but love the other 3. Happy binging!!!
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Post by: alyssa on January 12, 2017, 09:34:19 AM
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Haven't watched Timeless but love the other 3. Happy binging!!!
i actually really like timeless- it's not deep but finds a way of explaining the timeperiods without being stuffy or predictable

and WW was as amazing as everyone said :)
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Post by: AzT on January 13, 2017, 05:01:27 PM
https://twitter.com/AceParking/status/820069409951580161

Hopefully his road rage will fade with age. #roadrage #PlaySkool #ParkingFunFriday
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Post by: Angology on January 13, 2017, 07:09:34 PM
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i actually really like timeless- it's not deep but finds a way of explaining the timeperiods without being stuffy or predictable

and WW was as amazing as everyone said :)
My husband is right there with you. He is loving it. I am usually too busy working, but like what I have seen while knee deep in work email.
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Post by: alyssa on January 15, 2017, 11:40:05 AM
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arggg, it came out yesterday... prequel

https://www.amazon.com/Knight-Seven-Kingdoms-Song-Fire/dp/0345533488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484509002&sr=1-1&keywords=grr+martin
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Post by: mark on January 15, 2017, 12:25:32 PM
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arggg, it came out yesterday... prequel

https://www.amazon.com/Knight-Seven-Kingdoms-Song-Fire/dp/0345533488/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1484509002&sr=1-1&keywords=grr+martin

Have read these in the various collections but I do like Gianni's illustrations. Signed copy here if anyone wants to splurge a bit http://jeancocteaucinema.com/product/a-knight-of-the-seven-kingdoms/ (http://jeancocteaucinema.com/product/a-knight-of-the-seven-kingdoms/)
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Post by: Angology on January 22, 2017, 07:59:30 PM
Target has a bunch of movies on sale for $10. In some cases, both the Blu Ray and the DVD version. I got Sausage Party and Miss Perregrines on BluRay for $10.

Other geeky titles:
Suicide Squad
Ghostbusters
X-Men Apocalypse
Star Trek Beyond
BVS
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Post by: FBS on January 22, 2017, 11:56:14 PM
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Target has a bunch of movies on sale for $10. In some cases, both the Blu Ray and the DVD version. I got Sausage Party and Miss Perregrines on BluRay for $10.

Other geeky titles:
Suicide Squad
Ghostbusters
X-Men Apocalypse
Star Trek Beyond
BVS
Is that only in stores?
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Post by: Angology on January 23, 2017, 07:15:00 AM
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Is that only in stores?
Oops-forgot the link. It does appear to be online also. Sorry about that.

http://www.target.com/c/10-movie-deals/-/N-kg4pd?lnk=10saleontopmovi
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Post by: mark on January 23, 2017, 01:17:12 PM
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Did you see that the villain would be The Music Meister? So cool! If they could cast NPH, that would be heaven, but either way, I am really looking forward to it. If you have not seen the Music Meister episode of Batman: the Brave and the Bold-look it up (Mayhem of the Music Meister). It's one of my favorite 1/2 hours of television ever.

Well it's not NPH, (with him in A Series of Unfortunate Events we can't be too upset I suppose,) but is a Glee alum, Darren Criss.

http://tvline.com/2017/01/23/darren-criss-the-flash-supergirl-music-meister-musical-episode/ (http://tvline.com/2017/01/23/darren-criss-the-flash-supergirl-music-meister-musical-episode/)
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Post by: Angology on January 23, 2017, 02:19:28 PM
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Well it's not NPH, (with him in A Series of Unfortunate Events we can't be too upset I suppose,) but is a Glee alum, Darren Criss.

http://tvline.com/2017/01/23/darren-criss-the-flash-supergirl-music-meister-musical-episode/ (http://tvline.com/2017/01/23/darren-criss-the-flash-supergirl-music-meister-musical-episode/)
Okay, please be warned, I am going to fangirl...
Squeeeee!
Yes, I am a Glee fan, and I especially love Blaine! That is a nice consolation prize.

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Post by: AzT on January 29, 2017, 02:26:19 PM
Shield "on your left," raise your right hand and repeat after me...  8)

http://nerdist.com/captain-america-shield-lan-diep-councilman-got-sworn-in-with-caps/
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Post by: mark on January 30, 2017, 03:45:54 PM
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Shield "on your left," raise your right hand and repeat after me...  8)

http://nerdist.com/captain-america-shield-lan-diep-councilman-got-sworn-in-with-caps/

That's awesome! But is a Ghostbusters trap that had lights and stuff technically "working" ??? A philosophical question I suppose.

We've had a lot of rain recently, so now we have all of these little streams in our neighborhood as the water drains from the hills down to the ocean. I mention this since our recently adopted dog absolutely refuses to cross them, a known vampire trait. Then we were cooking last night and a piece of garlic dropped on the floor. As he tends to do with anything that falls on the kitchen floor, Waldo rushes to eat it, but then spits it out with this huge growl. So there's that.
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Post by: AzT on January 31, 2017, 06:12:56 PM
Informative 'pulse of the comics business' interview with Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson... just in time for Image Day

From https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/01/31/comics-better-job-talking-image-comics-publisher-eric-stephenson-sales-creators-loot-crate-image-day/
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Post by: AzT on February 03, 2017, 03:17:22 PM
Yub Nub! 8)

Happy Birthday, Warwick Davis!

http://jediinsider.com/index.php?catid=247&itemid=15121
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Post by: mark on February 04, 2017, 02:58:20 PM
Superbowl is Sunday! Which means prop bets! (I don't make actual bets but we have people over, make a sheet of "bets" for them to fill out before the game, winner gets a silly prize.)

My perennial favorite is over/under on the length of the national anthem. Set at 2:15 this year. My next favorite this year is whether or not someone says "Houston we have a problem" at some point during the broadcast.
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Post by: AzT on February 05, 2017, 01:50:06 PM
The stamps you're looking for O0

http://io9.gizmodo.com/were-kind-of-bummed-these-arent-actual-stamps-1792017845

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/Clark-orr?page=1
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Post by: mark on February 05, 2017, 02:08:33 PM
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The stamps you're looking for O0

http://io9.gizmodo.com/were-kind-of-bummed-these-arent-actual-stamps-1792017845

http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/Clark-orr?page=1

Love it. The He-man and Skeletor ones make me want a Master of the Universe playing card deck.
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Post by: AzT on February 08, 2017, 12:52:44 PM
This archive

http://comic-con.org/past-events

should go further back to include gems like this

https://issuu.com/comic-con/docs/ccmag_2010summer
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Post by: alyssa on February 14, 2017, 08:37:18 AM
After 10 inches of snow

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After 12 more inches of snow

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This is making packing for 100 degree temps really really hard
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Post by: NCDS on February 14, 2017, 09:22:12 AM
Reminds me of that storm last year when I was trying to get to Wonder Con.

Great calorie burner!
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Post by: mark on February 14, 2017, 09:39:12 AM
Ask your neighbors if you can borrow some sunblock since it's so warm where you are going and you're worried you don't have enough  >:D
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Post by: alyssa on February 14, 2017, 09:47:54 AM
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Ask your neighbors if you can borrow some sunblock since it's so warm where you are going and you're worried you don't have enough  >:D

I'll get lynched!!  Yeah, cabin fever is intense & people are grumpy
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Post by: FBS on February 14, 2017, 12:02:54 PM
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After 10 inches of snow

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170214/565c50bf2a605c283fd5800b73a2ced9.jpg)

After 12 more inches of snow

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This is making packing for 100 degree temps really really hard
Ho Lee She It!

That's just bonkers.
We don't get anything like that here, which I'm pleased about.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on February 14, 2017, 02:12:10 PM
Since this is a random thread.....


15,000 posts!
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Post by: alyssa on February 14, 2017, 04:23:53 PM
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Ho Lee She It!

That's just bonkers.
We don't get anything like that here, which I'm pleased about.
another 6-10 predicted by wednesday/thursday - (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katzy.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fmatchstick%2Frun.gif&hash=08592a6915ad2812f0b7c99af3127d77)
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Post by: AzT on February 14, 2017, 08:53:47 PM
https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/831562858294947840

ICYMI-Someone sent this set-up: Lightsabers are red, Lightsabers are blue... To which I added: By chance you find mine, Return my hand too.

Skywalker wins Valentine's Day O0
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Post by: FBS on February 14, 2017, 11:33:29 PM
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another 6-10 predicted by wednesday/thursday - (https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.katzy.dsl.pipex.com%2FSmileys%2Fmatchstick%2Frun.gif&hash=08592a6915ad2812f0b7c99af3127d77)
You can keep that weather. It's just starting get a little warmer here.
Don't need any of that snow.
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Post by: alyssa on February 18, 2017, 08:33:10 AM
Snow up date after another 10 inches last week.
Just because it's stupid out there- I feel for you guys in CA with the water storms! Everyone ok?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170218/6bc2016ee670d74597605ea965f81aac.jpg)
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This is the house next door that I keep an eye on for the owners

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Post by: FBS on February 18, 2017, 08:46:52 AM
Nope. No. Nah. Don't think so.
You can keep all of that Alyssa. It just looks mad to me. We haven't had that much snow here in ten years - total.
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Post by: alyssa on February 18, 2017, 08:52:32 AM
last year we hardly got any snow-

the weather is just soooo very wacky these days. I'm curious to hear actual reports from folks in callie-  the news is making it look horrific out there. 
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Post by: dolphina on February 18, 2017, 10:25:51 AM
I'm inland in So Calif (Ontario, 90 miles from SD, 60 miles from LA) we got rain but nothing more, but up in Big Bear they got lots of snow, and LA had areas that had weather related damages. I feel very lucky.
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Post by: alyssa on February 18, 2017, 10:49:10 AM
are they able to capture all this rain? should it end the drought?
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Post by: Chris on February 18, 2017, 11:44:30 AM
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are they able to capture all this rain? should it end the drought?

I am not an expert, but I think that the rain is too much at once.  I believe we need more sustained slower rains, but I could be wrong.
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Post by: mark on February 18, 2017, 12:34:50 PM
There's a lot of information here http://www.californiadrought.org/drought/current-conditions/ (http://www.californiadrought.org/drought/current-conditions/)

This is their update from 2/13

Another series of storms has brought heavy rain and strong winds to much of California, causing widespread flooding, especially in Northern California, and threatening the structural integrity of the Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest. Counties and cities near Lake Oroville have issued emergency evacuation orders for 188,000 residents due to eroded primary and emergency spillways which could lead to the uncontrolled releases of water.

Drought conditions have continued to improve, with about 11% of the state experiencing severe to extreme drought, compared to 20% last week. The area no longer experiencing short-term drought effects has increased from 40% to 41.5% over the past week. La Niña conditions have subsided and normal sea surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere are expected to continue through spring 2017. Despite these improvements, drought impacts on overdrafted groundwater basins, forests, and aquatic species in California are long term and will take multiple above-average precipitation years to be resolved.


Snowpack is good. Reservoirs are catching up but a lot of them are still well under their average levels.
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Post by: alyssa on February 18, 2017, 02:16:36 PM
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drought impacts on overdrafted groundwater basins

the ground aquifer? they're not talking about reservoirs right?
this goes to what You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login was saying, a long & slow rain that can soak in

how are the actual reservoirs doing in terms of full-ness?
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Post by: mark on February 18, 2017, 03:11:40 PM
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the ground aquifer? they're not talking about reservoirs right?
this goes to what You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login was saying, a long & slow rain that can soak in

how are the actual reservoirs doing in terms of full-ness?

Reservoirs are mixed, but improving. This has some numbers and you can click on individual reservoirs

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES (http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/reservoirs/RES)

this gives a graph for a few reservoirs but you can change the date. If you compare now to 2 months ago for example you'll see a big change for most, but there are a few that are still pretty far behind.

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/getResGraphsMain.action (http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cdecapp/resapp/getResGraphsMain.action)

Not certain how many people and what percent of agriculture depends on wells. Also curious in what the thinking is for desired reservoir levels since climate change leads to more extremes, lots of things are reported in relation to averages which might be misleading. 
 
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Post by: Chris on February 18, 2017, 06:15:31 PM
What I've heard is that the one day downpours help, but a lot it runs off into the ocean.  I believe that all/most drains in SD lead quickly to the ocean.  Surfers get illnesses from the ocean after the rain.

When I first moved here, it rained a lot more days in the winter.  Right now, we get getting a couple of downpour days a year.
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Post by: AzT on March 03, 2017, 08:32:53 AM
Foiled again, sigh:

http://sandiego.eater.com/2017/2/27/14675516/roscoes-house-of-chicken-waffles-puts-san-diego-expansion-on-hold

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Our collective dream of fried chicken and waffles has been temporarily shattered as we have received breaking news that Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles is not moving forward with its San Diego expansion at this time. Last summer, Eater shared word that Roscoe’s had purchased a location in Barrio Logan at 1678 National Avenue. The unique site, at the corner of National and Sigsbee, spans a 17,489-square-foot lot that had plenty of room for the soul food brand’s needs, which included ample parking and a 4,000-square-foot restaurant space.

Though Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles had already begun construction in Barrio Logan, a source says the company recently came to the decision to put the property back on the market in order to focus on its activities in Los Angeles, which include moving their Mid-City outpost to a brand new building which is scheduled to launch later this year. Our source assures us that Roscoe’s ownership is still committed to opening a restaurant in San Diego and will likely restart their location search in the next six months.

Also, nice upgrade to the front page graphics -- separate social media layouts:

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Post by: AzT on March 07, 2017, 08:24:59 AM
Happy National Pancake Day @ IHOP (YUM!) ;D

http://www.ihop.com/national-pancake-day?
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Post by: AzT on March 08, 2017, 07:55:06 AM
For Team Buffy and Team Angel fans, tons of great insight in this article:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/buffy-vampire-slayer-at-20-gail-berman-how-show-made-air-how-could-come-back-983847

'Buffy' at 20: Gail Berman Reflects on the Rocky Road to Air and How It Could Return
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Post by: AzT on March 11, 2017, 12:05:50 PM
Get better soon, Stan!

http://www.newsarama.com/33524-stan-lee-health-concerns-force-cancellation-of-con-appearance.html

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Stan Lee has dropped out of this weekend's Big Apple Comic Con citing "health issues," according to the New York City convention.

"Stan keeps to an amazing schedule and it seems to have taken its toll. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience but the show must go on."

Autographed memorabilia relating to Lee will still be sold at a Stan Lee Collectibles booth during the convention. The is convention is not offering refunds on admission tickets, but will offer refunds/exchanges for any advance Stan Lee autographs, photo ops, or swag bag pre-orders made.

In 2016, similiar health issues led Lee to cancel what was billed as his "final" apparance at Comic-Con International: San Diego. He had since resumed appearances, billing some of them as his "final" time at those conventions, including 2016's New York Comic Con.
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Post by: Michael M on March 11, 2017, 12:08:48 PM
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Get better soon, Stan!

http://www.newsarama.com/33524-stan-lee-health-concerns-force-cancellation-of-con-appearance.html
Huh...I thought he was done w/the convention circuit...
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 11, 2017, 01:09:02 PM
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Huh...I thought he was done w/the convention circuit...

This is supposed to be his last year. He appeared at ECCC last Saturday and looked very healthy! I was sad to hear that things went badly afterward, resulting in this week's cancelation.
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Post by: Michael M on March 11, 2017, 06:28:39 PM
Hoping that means we'll get one last chance at SDCC to see him.
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Post by: AzT on March 11, 2017, 10:37:03 PM
The Dude returns O0

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/jeff-bridges-dude-big-lebowski-john-goodman-walk-of-fame-1202006543/
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Post by: Miss Kitty on March 12, 2017, 01:00:45 PM
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Hoping that means we'll get one last chance at SDCC to see him.

When Kass was a wee one roaming SDCC, he ran into Stan Lee, walked up to him, stuck out his hand and said "Hello Mr. Lee" and had a "moment". This was back when it was easier to walk up to Stan the Man.
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Post by: AzT on March 12, 2017, 01:14:11 PM
Wolverine is all many of us today:

https://twitter.com/xmentas/status/840980149319360512

>:D
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Post by: mark on March 12, 2017, 01:17:00 PM
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Wolverine is all many of us today:

https://twitter.com/xmentas/status/840980149319360512

>:D

Daylight savings + residual badge sale stress.
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Post by: Michael M on March 12, 2017, 01:29:37 PM
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When Kass was a wee one roaming SDCC, he ran into Stan Lee, walked up to him, stuck out his hand and said "Hello Mr. Lee" and had a "moment". This was back when it was easier to walk up to Stan the Man.

OK I am *so* jealous!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 16, 2017, 04:56:07 PM
LOL!  If you've seen the clip where the BBC interview is interrupted by the interviwewees children and wife coming into the room, then you'll appreciate this....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6AgtTyk-Hs&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: AzT on March 17, 2017, 07:34:55 AM
Monopoly TNG ;) reboot, from http://investor.hasbro.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1017866

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PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is gearing up to celebrate World MONOPOLY Day on March 19 by announcing the winning tokens from the MONOPOLY Token Madness Vote. Fans across the globe have spoken, and the eight tokens set to "pass GO" in the next generation of the MONOPOLY game are the Scottie dog, top hat, car, battleship, cat, T-rex, rubber ducky, and penguin tokens.

During the MONOPOLY Token Madness vote, January 10 - 31, fans across more than 100 countries selected the eight tokens they hoped to see in the next generation of the game from a list of 64 contenders. This monumental MONOPOLY campaign drew more than 4.3 million votes, empowering fans to make their mark on this iconic game. The new, fan-picked lineup of MONOPOLY Tokens includes:

- Scottie Dog Token: The best friend of Mr. MONOPOLY since the 1950s, the Scottie Dog token proved its popularity by receiving the most votes - making it the overall first place winner.
- T-Rex Token: The mighty T-Rex token stomped its way into the new game, garnering the second most overall votes and making history as the first dinosaur token of Mr. MONOPOLY.
- Top Hat Token: Coming in third place in overall votes, the Top Hat token - a staple in the game since 1935 - will keep Mr. MONOPOLY looking dapper well into the future.
- Car Token: This 1930s roadster will continue fueling adrenaline rushes for Mr. MONOPOLY in the next generation of the game; coming in fourth place in overall votes.
- Rubber Ducky Token: Coming in fifth in overall votes, the new Rubber Ducky token is truly all its "quacked" up to be.
- Cat Token: Fans voted the Cat token into the game in 2013, and she clawed her way back in as one of the eight winning tokens, coming in sixth place in overall votes.
- Penguin Token: Waddling into the game in seventh place in overall votes, the Penguin token is the new style muse for Mr. MONOPOLY.
- Battleship Token: The beloved Battleship token represents the first round-the-world trip for Mr. MONOPOLY; securing the eighth spot in overall votes, this token's legacy will cruise into the next generation of the game.

"The MONOPOLY Token Madness Vote was our biggest fan-powered program to date and the global MONOPOLY community has spoken!" said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of marketing for Hasbro Gaming. "The next generation of tokens clearly represents the interests of our fans around the world and we're proud to have our iconic game impacted by the people that feel most passionate about playing it."

Some of the success of the tokens making their way into, or keeping their spot in the MONOPOLY game can be attributed to many brands and organizations campaigning for select tokens. Car sharing service, Zipcar campaigned to keep the Car Token in the game by tweeting playful and often hilarious memes to their fans asking them to #SaveTheCar. The New England Aquarium rallied fans of their adorable Penguin population to #VotePenguin, and hosted MR. MONOPOLY to meet the penguins on the day the vote kicked off, which was broadcasted via Facebook live to the MONOPOLY brand's nearly 11 million Facebook fans.

While the Scottie dog, top hat, car, cat, and battleship tokens can breathe a sigh of relief, the iconic thimble, boot, and wheelbarrow tokens didn't make the cut. Instead, they're planning to take some time off and will not be part of the next generation of the MONOPOLY game.

- "Sew" long, Thimble: The lucky Thimble token is down on its luck. With just over 81,000 votes, this token will be left out of the next generation of the game after more than 80 years.
- The Boot gets booted: Mr. MONOPOLY needs a new pair of kicks, because the once popular boot token - modeled after the working shoe of the 1930s - received just over 83,000 votes, and was ultimately booted from the game.
- Bye, bye Wheelbarrow: The wheelbarrow token, a staple in the game since the 1950s, will wheel no more. With just over 60,000 votes, this historic token was voted out of the next generation of the game.
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Post by: Mario Wario on March 17, 2017, 02:11:06 PM
Speaking of Star Trek, am I the only one that thinks that the Amazon Echo looks like the Whale Probe from Star Trek IV? It has the shape! Lol
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Post by: Michael M on March 18, 2017, 06:18:41 AM
Can you imagine if they made a Monopoly: San Diego Comic-Con edition?  'Go' turns into 'Hall H', all the tokens turn into items from pop culture, throw in a cosplayer or two, 'Free Parking' into, well, parking...

Hmmm...I kinda like this thought....
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Post by: FBS on March 18, 2017, 08:27:35 AM
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Can you imagine if they made a Monopoly: San Diego Comic-Con edition?  'Go' turns into 'Hall H', all the tokens turn into items from pop culture, throw in a cosplayer or two, 'Free Parking' into, well, parking...

Hmmm...I kinda like this thought....
In the UK they did individual cities Monopoly and each square was something to do with that city.
I have my Nottingham Monopoly unopened.
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Post by: mark on March 18, 2017, 12:22:58 PM
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Speaking of Star Trek, am I the only one that thinks that the Amazon Echo looks like the Whale Probe from Star Trek IV? It has the shape! Lol

I tried! this is what I got when I asked for a whale song

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cd/The_album_about_nothing.jpg/220px-The_album_about_nothing.jpg)

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In the UK they did individual cities Monopoly and each square was something to do with that city.
I have my Nottingham Monopoly unopened.

They used to do that in the states for fundraisers. I feel sorry for families that get the GoTG Monopoly, there's a baby Groot token that's going to be the source of some drama.

What would jail be in SDCC monopoly? The Starbucks line?
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Post by: Transmute Jun on March 18, 2017, 12:23:55 PM
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What would jail be in SDCC monopoly? The Starbucks line?

Clearly it's the Epic Waiting Room.
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Post by: AzT on March 18, 2017, 12:54:13 PM
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I tried! this is what I got when I asked for a whale song

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/cd/The_album_about_nothing.jpg/220px-The_album_about_nothing.jpg)

They used to do that in the states for fundraisers. I feel sorry for families that get the GoTG Monopoly, there's a baby Groot token that's going to be the source of some drama.

What would jail be in SDCC monopoly? The Starbucks line?

Levels of jail: the WSOD from pre-Epic / Expo days, a Leapfrog logo, an [F5] key...  >:D
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 18, 2017, 02:05:52 PM
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Clearly it's the Epic Waiting Room.

And there definitely would not be any FREE PARKING!
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Post by: AzT on March 18, 2017, 02:23:41 PM
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And there definitely would not be any FREE PARKING!

Speaking of parking, imagine CityLift handling that Con task:

https://twitter.com/AceParking/status/839617957328117760

CityLift reduces the square footage needed per car up to 80% by eliminating ramps,slabs and aisles altogether.

http://www.parking-net.com/parking-news/citylift-parking/build-automated-parking-lifts

(where's that briefcase -? https://youtu.be/zh5VtQ-x4QI )
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Post by: Miss Kitty on March 19, 2017, 03:21:21 PM
instead of free parking (which, you can park for free, you just down the street under the bridge down where the hobos live), it should be free swag!
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 19, 2017, 03:24:21 PM
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instead of free parking (which, you can park for free, you just down the street under the bridge down where the hobos live), it should be free swag!
Free swag! That's a winner!


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Post by: AzT on March 20, 2017, 08:54:30 PM
https://twitter.com/geraldokamura/status/844031717476249600

Big Trouble In little China Prints Coming soon from http://nopalart.storenvy.com/  #bigtroubleinlittlechina

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Post by: Chris on March 20, 2017, 09:35:27 PM
Just did a joker cut if The Dark Knight.   :)
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Post by: Callie524 on March 21, 2017, 09:56:35 AM
I totally get a SDCC Monopoly game!
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Post by: AzT on March 22, 2017, 11:52:27 AM
Open House San Diego is this weekend 8):

http://sdarchitecture.org/program/openhouse/

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With 47 curated sites throughout Downtown, Bankers Hill and Barrio Logan, we invite you to celebrate our beautiful city’s built environment on March 25 & 26. Every building has a story. Want to learn how amazing buildings are designed? More than a dozen architecture studios will share their design process. Are you a fan of historic architecture? Some of San Diego’s most iconic buildings will reveal their rich histories. Interested in the newest buildings on the San Diego skyline? We have tours of recently completed projects and hard-hat tours. Want to experience an Orchid winner in person? Visit during Open House and learn why these sites won SDAF’s coveted award.

The details.

The participating sites are located in Downtown San Diego, Barrio Logan and new for 2017 — Bankers Hill. Most sites are open from 10am — 4pm, but some have limited hours. Most sites offer open access or self-guided tours. Some offer regularly scheduled guided tours on a first come, first served basis. Others require advance reservations. All are FREE! Review the 47 sites along with their descriptions, images, addresses and opening hours. A souvenir printed event guide with a map and site descriptions is available at city library branches and at various other locations around town. The event guide is also available for pdf download. Sites requiring advance reservations are accepted NOW!

Take your camera for a walk!

Submit your best photos taken at any OH! San Diego site during the weekend of the event for a chance to win prizes! Prizes will be awarded in three categories — Interior, Exterior and Detail. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place in each category will be awarded. Submissions must be taken on March 25 & 26, 2017 and feature a participating site. The deadline to submit photos is Sunday, April 2 at 11:59pm. More details to come.

Thanks to:
Photo competition organizer: David Harrison Photography
Prize sponsor and judge: Gerald Shonkwiler Photography
Judges: Ron Miriello and Lloyd Russell, AIA

OH! Talks.
Broaden your OH! San Diego experience by attending talks given by architects, designers, planners and other experts during the weekend. No reservations required.
When | Saturday March 25 Where | The Auditorium at San Diego Central Library | 330 Park Blvd.

10:30 AM        VICTORIA THORNTON | Open House Worldwide Founder
11:00 AM        JAN HORN | Executive Director, Architectural Division, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty San Diego Residential Architecture, Then and Now.
11:30 AM        DIANE KANE, PhD | Architectural Historian and Preservation Planner A Reduced History of San Diego in 10 Iconic Buildings.
1:30 PM          JIM DAWE | Chair of Californians for Literacy and Community Libraries
1:45 PM          ROB WELLINGTON QUIGLEY, FAIA | Architect of San Diego Central Library How the Design of the Library Represents San Diego’s Past, Present and Future.
2:30 PM          HOWARD BLACKSON | Urban Designer Cultivating a San Diego Vernacular.

When | Saturday March 25 ONLY & Sunday March 26 (CANCELLED)
Where | Carrier Johnson + CULTURE | 1301 Third Ave.

12:30 PM        CASEY MAHON | Designer The Impacts of Technology on Architecture.
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Post by: FBS on March 24, 2017, 02:17:42 PM
Apologises in advance for this little rant.

I saw Funko advertise a 3 piece Ramona Flowers dorbz set. I went straight to the site and looked to order it as it's limited to 2500.
Turns out Funko only ship to the US. I'm sorry... only to the US???!!! WTF!!!! Do they not realise it's 2017 and worldwide shipping is now a given?! No don't worry Funko. You keep your one country attitude and don't worry about all the other fans around the world. No no I insist. You stick to your antiquated sales methods. Keep those blinkers on.


Rant over. Sorry peeps.
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Post by: Angology on March 24, 2017, 02:31:45 PM
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Apologises in advance for this little rant.

I saw Funko advertise a 3 piece Ramona Flowers dorbz set. I went straight to the site and looked to order it as it's limited to 2500.
Turns out Funko only ship to the US. I'm sorry... only to the US???!!! WTF!!!! Do they not realise it's 2017 and worldwide shipping is now a given?! No don't worry Funko. You keep your one country attitude and don't worry about all the other fans around the world. No no I insist. You stick to your antiquated sales methods. Keep those blinkers on.


Rant over. Sorry peeps.
I don't know why they are like that. Seems very narrow minded. I don't know if their shop exclusives show up anywhere else like Pop Cultcha or Forbidden Planet. That's how a lot of the international folks I know get the Funko exclusives from other US stores. I would be willing to order one for you and ship it to you or bring it to SDCC. I bought a set for myself. They are so cool. It's one of my favorite movies of all time.
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Post by: FBS on March 24, 2017, 02:58:59 PM
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I don't know why they are like that. Seems very narrow minded. I don't know if their shop exclusives show up anywhere else like Pop Cultcha or Forbidden Planet. That's how a lot of the international folks I know get the Funko exclusives from other US stores. I would be willing to order one for you and ship it to you or bring it to SDCC. I bought a set for myself. They are so cool. It's one of my favorite movies of all time.
It's just completely ridiculous. I want to give them money but they won't accept it because of them not moving forward.

Forbidden Planet do get some bits. It's mainly just the standard Funko's rather than the special editions.

It is very kind of you to offer. It still annoys me that I have to rely on the kindness of a fellow nerd to buy a nerd product.

And yes you are correct, it is one of the best films ever. Made ahead of its time. Give it five years and people will finally understand why it's such a great film 😀
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Post by: AzT on March 27, 2017, 12:03:28 AM
https://www.facebook.com/events/422384791427821/

Comickaze Presents: Colectivo Mapache Comic Art Workshop
Comickaze - Liberty Station - Barracks 15

Saturday, April 1 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT. In conjunction with the Latin American Art Festival, Colectivo Mapache joins us from Tijuana Mexico to teach you CHARACTER DESIGN! Open to anyone 7 years old and up, all you need to bring is your imagination and enthusiasm!! Space is limited but we will have multiple opportunities for participants.
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Post by: AzT on April 04, 2017, 08:39:12 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BSWvWqdgetq/?taken-by=karengillanofficial
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Post by: AzT on April 08, 2017, 12:21:59 PM
GameStop customers, check in:

http://kotaku.com/gamestop-acknowledges-possible-breach-of-customers-cred-1794138698

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If you’ve shopped at GameStop.com between mid-September and early February, it’s possible your credit card information has been compromised according to a report by the web security blog, KrebsOnSecurity. After reaching out to the video game retailer about the breach, GameStop confirmed to KrebsOnSecurity that it had been notified by a third party that possible payment card data used for purchases on the company’s internet storefront were being sold on another website.

“That day a leading security firm was engaged to investigate these claims. Gamestop has and will continue to work non-stop to address this report and take appropriate measures to eradicate any issue that may be identified,” the company said in its statement to Krebs. Krebs is also reporting that CVV2s, the three-digit security codes on the backs of credit cards, are among the information that was stolen in addition to credit card numbers, expiration dates, and addresses. CVV2 information isn’t supposed to be stored by online stores, but hackers can use malicious software to copy the data before it’s encrypted and processed.

“We regret any concern this situation may cause for our customers,” GameStop said in its statement to Krebs. “GameStop would like to remind its customers that it is always advisable to monitor payment card account statements for unauthorized charges.” GameStop has not yet responded to a request for comment.
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Post by: AzT on April 13, 2017, 01:03:34 PM
8)

https://twitter.com/AceParking/status/852554356423409664

San Diego, the Red Bull Air Race is this weekend. Plenty of parking available at  @SDConventionCtr #RedBull #extreme

http://www.redbullairrace.com/en_US/event/san-diego
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Post by: mark on April 20, 2017, 03:22:08 PM
About time somebody wrote about this important topic:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/the-problems-of-being-a-tall-person/ (https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/the-problems-of-being-a-tall-person/)

Not a complete discussion, they left out things like spider-webs and airplanes.
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Post by: AzT on April 27, 2017, 07:57:21 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BTZWZS9hTly/?taken-by=darkhorsecomics
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 27, 2017, 07:59:49 PM
Oh thank goodness, they're magnets! I was have having horrific visions of having to run around SDCC for 5 days collecting all of those if they were buttons/pins.
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Post by: AzT on April 27, 2017, 09:46:53 PM
R2? Fire up the converters grill:

http://www.cbr.com/star-wars-tie-fighter-propane-grill/
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Post by: AzT on April 28, 2017, 06:09:33 AM
Long overdue:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/theater/james-earl-jones-to-receive-lifetime-achievement-tony-award.html?_r=0

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James Earl Jones is to be honored at this year’s Tony Awards with a special prize for lifetime achievement in theater.

The awards administration committee announced Thursday that Mr. Jones, a renowned stage, film and television actor with an unforgettably deep voice, would be given the recognition at the awards ceremony June 11.

Mr. Jones, 86, is a theater regular who has appeared in 20 Broadway plays, starting with “Sunrise at Campobello” in 1958. He most recently appeared in a revival of “The Gin Game” in 2015. He has won two Tonys, in 1969 for “The Great White Hope” (when Clive Barnes, a New York Times critic, wrote, “If anyone deserves to become that occasional thing, a star overnight, then Mr. Jones deserves no less”) and in 1987 for “Fences.” About that performance, Frank Rich, a critic for The Times, wrote, “A black man, a free man, a descendant of slaves, a menial laborer, a father, a husband, a lover - Mr. Jones’s Troy embraces all the contradictions of being black and male and American in his time.”

He has performed in multiple television shows, like “The Guiding Light” and “Roots,” and many films, like “Dr. Strangelove” and “The Lion King.” But he is best known as the voice of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” films.

The Tony Awards previously announced two other honorary prizes: Baayork Lee, an actress, choreographer and director who founded the National Asian Artists Project and is best known as a member of the original cast of “A Chorus Line,” will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award, which recognizes volunteerism, while two longtime general managers, Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser, will receive Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater.

The Tony Awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing, honor plays and musicals that are staged on Broadway each season. This year’s award nominees will be announced next Tuesday, May 2.
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Post by: TravT77 on April 29, 2017, 07:41:01 AM
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Post by: AzT on April 29, 2017, 02:08:10 PM
:D

http://www.starwars.com/news/see-bb-8-shakespeare-style-on-the-cover-of-the-force-doth-awaken-first-look?
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Post by: mark on April 29, 2017, 02:29:37 PM
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:D

http://www.starwars.com/news/see-bb-8-shakespeare-style-on-the-cover-of-the-force-doth-awaken-first-look?

So THAT'S what Macbeth meant, "two-fold balls."
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Post by: jamiesugah on May 05, 2017, 08:43:26 AM
Tickets for a concert I want to see went on sale this morning and sold out in approximately two minutes. I hate scalpers so much.
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Post by: Chris on May 05, 2017, 09:14:52 AM
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Tickets for a concert I want to see went on sale this morning and sold out in approximately two minutes. I hate scalpers so much.

Sorry to here that.

It's stories like this that make me appreciate the lengths that SDCC goes to to prevent scalpers.
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Post by: mark on May 05, 2017, 09:32:14 AM
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Tickets for a concert I want to see went on sale this morning and sold out in approximately two minutes. I hate scalpers so much.

We're right there with you. I would love to see a graphic of a concert showing how people got their tickets and where all of the money went.

If you need a small laugh, right now I am at home really sick but dialed in to a long, long meeting at work. I keep having to blow my nose but I forgot to mute my phone, after the fourth time or so the person running the meeting finally yelled, "can people please mute their phones! Or at least whoever is having construction going on nearby!"
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Post by: jamiesugah on May 05, 2017, 04:54:34 PM
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If you need a small laugh, right now I am at home really sick but dialed in to a long, long meeting at work. I keep having to blow my nose but I forgot to mute my phone, after the fourth time or so the person running the meeting finally yelled, "can people please mute their phones! Or at least whoever is having construction going on nearby!"

That actually did make me laugh, thanks!  ;D
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Post by: Angology on May 05, 2017, 07:36:36 PM
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We're right there with you. I would love to see a graphic of a concert showing how people got their tickets and where all of the money went.

If you need a small laugh, right now I am at home really sick but dialed in to a long, long meeting at work. I keep having to blow my nose but I forgot to mute my phone, after the fourth time or so the person running the meeting finally yelled, "can people please mute their phones! Or at least whoever is having construction going on nearby!"
Was in a meeting this morning, and this one guy never mutes his phone, and it sounds like he is snorting cocaine, or something. Once the mute your phones plea goes out, we get sweet relief!

Although, I have been guilty of not muting. I said something under my breath once, and my cube mate got my attention, saying "You're not on mute" Thank goodness I was not cursing... LOL!
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Post by: AzT on May 09, 2017, 05:47:49 PM
"For the honor"

https://twitter.com/GeekianReport/status/862104726459957249

20 Years of Multipass! Fifth Element - released May 9th 1997.  Time to go and watch this still great movie! #fifthelement #multipass #scifi

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Post by: AzT on May 12, 2017, 06:19:34 PM
Rest and get better soon, George!

https://www.comic-con.org/guest/george-p%C3%A9rez

http://www.newsarama.com/34319-george-perez-gives-update-following-heart-attack-con-cancellation.html

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Updated May 12, 2017: George Pérez has issued a new update on his health and recovery from a recent heart attack. According to the veteran creator, his prognosis is positive, but will require the cancellation of his remaining planned convention appearances for 2017. Here is Pérez's statement in full:

Hello again.
 
First of all I want to once again thank all the wonderful people who have sent me good wishes, positive thoughts and prayers regarding my recent heart attack. Although I feel much better now after the two operations, I have been warned by my cardiologist about the pitfalls of being too complacent or overconfident.

I have been reminded that my heart has been injured and weakened and that it will take time and patience to fully heal. My doctors (and my understandably frightened wife) were especially and specifically adamant about my need to avoid flying and participating in the marathon sketching and signing sessions I have done for so many years. It’s just more than my body can take, at least for the next several months. I am being set up for some cardio-rehab sessions and have hooked up with a new endocrinologist to help manage my diabetes. I'm also still undergoing treatments for my eyes as well, so it is going to be a pretty extensive overhaul for me, with the hopes of coming out a much improved version of my current self.
 
This harsh slap of reality is very stinging, but it is unavoidable. I'm a man of limitations right now and those limitations mean that I will now have to disappoint a lot of fans and cause major inconvenience to a lot of convention organizers who relied on me to help bolster attendance at their functions.
 
I hate this, I really do. I feel so much better than when I had the attack, but I'm not as healed as I felt I was. My engine is damaged and needs time to be repaired.
 
So, as should come as no surprise to anyone reading this now, I am forced, under doctor’s orders to cancel all convention appearances for at least the rest of the year. I've already contacted all the organizers, who were extremely kind and understanding, and they will be making announcements of their own once this update is made public.
 
I have also had to cancel other more personal travels, like a vacation with my wife in New York (including seeing Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD) and a wedding of a young couple closer than family to me. To put it mildly, this sucks. But, it’s what needs to be done right now if I'm ever to return to the convention circuit again (albeit at a slower pace).
 
One exception is an appearance at a charity event supporting the LOVE IS LOVE project to be held during MegaCon on Friday, May 26th between 6:30 & 7:30 (creators only) and 7:30 to 10 PM for paid attendees (limit of 150 tickets). I will only be signing & chatting only ( no sketches, sorry ), but it’s for a good cause and I hope I get to see a good number of fans there.
 
I have had a good life, and still do, and this is just a bump in the road. With proper maintenance the ruts in the road will be smoothed out. But until then, there is work I must do, and with the support and love of my wife, family, friends and fans, I will see you all again real soon!

Original story: George Pérez has given an update to fans following a heart attack that led him to cancel his appearance at this past weekend's East Coast Comic Con in Secaucus, New Jersey.

I am so genuinely flattered, humbled, and grateful for all the emails, texts, phone calls and messages that I’ve received regarding my latest medical situation. To clarify the facts to everyone: Yes, I did have a heart attack. I was on a plane leaving from Los Angeles, CA, heading to Secaucus, NJ for a comic convention when I started to feel some discomfort in my chest. It was mild and sporadic at first, but became more intense after I checked into my hotel in New Jersey.

I called the front desk and they called for an ambulance. I also phoned my longtime friend and art agent Spencer Beck, who contacted my wife Carol, who was visiting friends in England. He figured correctly that news of my affliction and possible speculations could fill the social networks, and didn’t want Carol to find out that way. At first it was speculated that I may have had blood clots that may have reached my heart or lungs, but a second EKG determined that I had indeed suffered a heart attack with some rather severe blockage in some of the vessels.

As of this writing, I have already undergone one operation to place a stent to clear the blockage on the right side of my heart and am scheduled to have the left side taken care of today. So far, recovery has been going well and life should be relatively normal after that, although I may have to pull back on the non-stop sketching-marathons that people have come to expect from me at conventions. There may even be a few cancelations, depending on medical advice.

I apologize in advance to those I may disappoint. With this new medical wrinkle added to my past issues regarding my eyesight, there are likely a good number of you feeling a bit sorry for me. Please, don’t be. I’ve had a great run and have been blessed not only with a great career, but also, thanks to all of you nice people buying video games, t-shirts, action figures, collected editions, and watching all those movies and TV shows, my royalty income allows me financial security for life. There are so many of my peers who do not have that luxury. Unfair, but true. So, if these bits of misfortune do need to happen to someone, let it be me. Granted, my output may be curtailed, but I will still be drawing, and loving it as much as ever. Thank you all for caring.

See you in the funny papers.

George Pérez
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Post by: spritegirl24_7 on May 13, 2017, 06:49:10 AM
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"For the honor"

https://twitter.com/GeekianReport/status/862104726459957249

20 Years of Multipass! Fifth Element - released May 9th 1997.  Time to go and watch this still great movie! #fifthelement #multipass #scifi

https://www.instagram.com/p/BT4RW9ilc9c/?taken-by=mondotees&hl=en

Fathom Events is showing the movie in theaters around the US tomorrow and Wednesday 5/17 in honor of the 20th anniversary. My mom and I are going to see it tomorrow night for her birthday/Mother's Day.
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Post by: AzT on May 14, 2017, 07:10:26 PM
:)

https://youtu.be/UpynpKXhroA
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Post by: ripresa on May 16, 2017, 11:53:08 AM
I finally made it to the Exhibit Hall! Only took 2 years!
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Post by: superkatchick on May 16, 2017, 11:59:53 AM
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I finally made it to the Exhibit Hall! Only took 2 years!

Is there a promotion system based on activity or something, been curious how/why that title is different on people!
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Post by: ripresa on May 16, 2017, 01:51:28 PM
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Is there a promotion system based on activity or something, been curious how/why that title is different on people!

I think it's based on number of posts. So at 50 you should be in the Exhibit Hall! So close ;-)
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Post by: AzT on May 17, 2017, 08:41:59 AM
Tambor handled this well:

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/ryan-seacrest-embarrassingly-confuses-jeffrey-tambor-another-actor-170135566.html
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Post by: AzT on May 24, 2017, 01:55:03 PM
Non SDCC parking price = $6

https://twitter.com/AceParking/status/867482719608909824

Coming to Downtown San Diego this Memorial Day weekend? Park all day at the @SDConventionCtr for only $6. @portofsandiego #GoSanDiego #SD
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Post by: AzT on May 27, 2017, 06:31:21 PM
theloyalsubjects Happy Memorial Day! Even Shredder is putting his differences aside and helping Mikey and The Boys make pizza! #theloyalsubjects #actionvinyls #tmnt #stayloyal #memorialdayweekend

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUlAchyBgTD/
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Post by: AzT on May 31, 2017, 10:47:17 AM
https://twitter.com/AceParking/status/869952757993570304

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon is this weekend in San Diego. Park at 2550 5th ave. reserve online for just $10. #rocknroll http://bit.ly/2rUiHLA
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 05, 2017, 10:48:02 AM
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The 1st limited edition @PINTRILL pin inspired by the Tales of #TMNT Kavaxas episodes is now available! Try to snag 1 for FREE with the URL.



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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 05, 2017, 10:51:26 AM
Nice! Got one! Thanks, Sam!
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Post by: Michael M on June 05, 2017, 10:52:02 AM
Got it, thanks!
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Post by: TravT77 on June 05, 2017, 10:59:07 AM
Done!  Thanks for the heads up!


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Post by: RighteousRita on June 05, 2017, 03:46:05 PM
Thanks for the notice
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Post by: AzT on June 06, 2017, 09:01:32 PM
Comic-Con, please invite this guy back to MC the Masquerade!  O0

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVA6x9HHzEw/?taken-by=nerdist
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 10, 2017, 04:25:41 PM
Mine arrived!

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The 1st limited edition @PINTRILL pin inspired by the Tales of #TMNT Kavaxas episodes is now available! Try to snag 1 for FREE with the URL.

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Post by: AzT on June 11, 2017, 07:53:15 PM
Never too early, it is >:D

From https://www.comic-con.org/cci/purchase-badges

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Do you want to attend Comic-Con 2018? It's never too early to start planning! To attend Comic-Con 2018 you will need to purchase a badge during one of our two badge sales: Returning Registration or Open Registration.

For information on how to purchase a badge, please find your category below - Returning Attendee, First Time Attendee, or Child Attendee -  and follow the instructions provided. We encourage you to stay on top of all badge sale and registration announcements by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Toucan the official blog of Comic-Con and WonderCon.
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Post by: AzT on June 13, 2017, 08:45:42 PM
https://www.newsarama.com/34877-stan-lee-this-is-your-life-style-event-coming-to-theaters-across-north-america.html

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Stan Lee will be participating in a unique event August 22 in Los Angeles titled Extraordinary: Stan Lee. Compared to the classic NBC show This Is Your Life, Extraordinary: Stan Lee will have "The Man" joined by unspecified celebrity guests to give thanks to the comic book icon and highlight different periods in his life. The event is being organized by In-Theater Live, Agents of Mayhem, and Stan Lee Collectibles.

 “Back when I started writing, I never could have dreamed that someday these little characters I thought up would connect with so many people in so many places, let alone on the silver screen... I’m just floored,” said Lee. “I’m so lucky to have such great friends and supportive fans who continue to inspire me and have kept me going.”

Extraordinary: Stan Lee is scheduled to take place August 22 at Los Angeles' Saban Theatre. In addition to the audience in attendee, fans across the United States will be able to watch the event liva via streaming to select theaters to be announced in July.

http://sabanconcerts.com/events/extraordinary-stan-lee/
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 16, 2017, 11:27:27 AM
Free TMNT pin (#2 of 7)!  Limited to 200

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Post by: Michael M on June 16, 2017, 11:30:25 AM
Snagged mine!
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Post by: TravT77 on June 16, 2017, 01:07:16 PM
Darn it! I was on the road and missed this one . Thanks anyhow Sam!  Love my Leonardo pin!!!


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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 16, 2017, 01:22:32 PM
I missed it too, but I appreciate the heads up, Sam!
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 16, 2017, 02:07:41 PM
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Darn it! I was on the road and missed this one . Thanks anyhow Sam!  Love my Leonardo pin!!!


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I missed it too, but I appreciate the heads up, Sam!

 TMNT tweeted their share!

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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 16, 2017, 02:09:39 PM
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5 left!

Nice! Got one! Thank you, Sam! *bows down*
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Post by: TravT77 on June 16, 2017, 02:14:05 PM
Woot woot!  Got it!! You da' man Sam!


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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 16, 2017, 02:30:37 PM
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Wow!  So turtle glad :) I thought they were out and saw the TMNT tweet so late (50 mins past post time) Guess we have more than one chance to get the next 5 pins!
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Post by: Miss Kitty on June 18, 2017, 11:53:04 AM
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705849268/nerd-fest-the-comic-convention-game

My friend, Dan Goodsell....creator of Mr. Toast, has a kickstarter with our pal Todd Webb doing the art~ It's a card and dice game that takes you through the con and you have to collect stuff to win the game. You also get free artwork! Whoo hooo!!

There are only a few days left. It's perfect for waiting in lines or just reliving the con!

Dan is the guy that made the Mr. Toast game that won the Hasbro contest. Yeah! Hasbro made his card game!! Now he teamed up with Todd Webb (He's the guy that does the dollar quick sketch of yourself or whatever) and has a cult following. These two guys are so amazingly nice and they need help to spread the word. So would you please share on your social media? Many hugs and kisses!!

Thanks for looking!
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Post by: AzT on June 18, 2017, 04:10:42 PM
;)

https://twitter.com/HasbroNews/status/876424296289140737

From Earth to Cybertron, happy Father’s Day to all the dads.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 21, 2017, 02:41:13 PM
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705849268/nerd-fest-the-comic-convention-game

My friend, Dan Goodsell....creator of Mr. Toast, has a kickstarter with our pal Todd Webb doing the art~ It's a card and dice game that takes you through the con and you have to collect stuff to win the game. You also get free artwork! Whoo hooo!!

There are only a few days left. It's perfect for waiting in lines or just reliving the con!

Dan is the guy that made the Mr. Toast game that won the Hasbro contest. Yeah! Hasbro made his card game!! Now he teamed up with Todd Webb (He's the guy that does the dollar quick sketch of yourself or whatever) and has a cult following. These two guys are so amazingly nice and they need help to spread the word. So would you please share on your social media? Many hugs and kisses!!

Thanks for looking!

This has been funded! Yay! Looking forward to getting my game.
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Post by: Mel on June 21, 2017, 04:04:58 PM
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This has been funded! Yay! Looking forward to getting my game.

This game will be fun to beat the blues. Can't wait to get mine.
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Post by: AzT on June 21, 2017, 07:38:43 PM
;D

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Post by: Angology on June 22, 2017, 08:18:18 AM
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705849268/nerd-fest-the-comic-convention-game

My friend, Dan Goodsell....creator of Mr. Toast, has a kickstarter with our pal Todd Webb doing the art~ It's a card and dice game that takes you through the con and you have to collect stuff to win the game. You also get free artwork! Whoo hooo!!

There are only a few days left. It's perfect for waiting in lines or just reliving the con!

Dan is the guy that made the Mr. Toast game that won the Hasbro contest. Yeah! Hasbro made his card game!! Now he teamed up with Todd Webb (He's the guy that does the dollar quick sketch of yourself or whatever) and has a cult following. These two guys are so amazingly nice and they need help to spread the word. So would you please share on your social media? Many hugs and kisses!!

Thanks for looking!
I backed this one too. I love that it is 2-4 players. DH and I have a hard time finding games that are 2 player. I know we will enjoy this one.

FYI-As of 06/22 10:20am CDT, only a couple of hours left to back this one. If you want to get in-now's the time!!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 22, 2017, 08:42:07 AM
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I backed this one too. I love that it is 2-4 players. DH and I have a hard time finding games that are 2 player. I know we will enjoy this one.

Have you tried Lost Cities? There is a 2-player card game version that is quite good.
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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 22, 2017, 08:43:54 AM
Geek Chic (the people that make the super fancy gaming tables) have suddenly gone out of business.  :o :o :o

https://www.polygon.com/2017/6/19/15812486/geek-chic-out-of-business-game-tables
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 22, 2017, 10:03:43 AM
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Geek Chic (the people that make the super fancy gaming tables) have suddenly gone out of business.  :o :o :o

https://www.polygon.com/2017/6/19/15812486/geek-chic-out-of-business-game-tables

Wow. :(  Didn't they have a booth at WonderCon? I always drooled over their tables, but could never work out the cost with myself. It was on my 'someday' list... I guess it's gone now.  :-\
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: FBS on June 25, 2017, 05:41:22 AM
How's this for a random encounter today in central London? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170625/840e828b6c86206b46a08dd748da5258.jpg)
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Post by: Zero on June 25, 2017, 05:54:57 AM
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How's this for a random encounter today in central London? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170625/840e828b6c86206b46a08dd748da5258.jpg)

You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login: That's amazing!  True to the thread's name of being random, ha ha!  Thanks for sharing the photo of you and Joss Whedon with us. 

Did you get a chance to chat with him as well?
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Post by: FBS on June 25, 2017, 07:02:17 AM
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You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login: That's amazing!  True to the thread's name of being random, ha ha!  Thanks for sharing the photo of you and Joss Whedon with us. 

Did you get a chance to chat with him as well?
Had a quick chat. Asked him about SDCC, but he isn't going this year.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on June 25, 2017, 07:16:29 AM
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How's this for a random encounter today in central London? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170625/840e828b6c86206b46a08dd748da5258.jpg)
AWESOME!!!!!!! That is so cool!!!
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 25, 2017, 08:02:38 AM
Wow, FBS! WTG on celebrity spotting! Did he say why he was on your side of the pond?
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Post by: FBS on June 25, 2017, 08:18:00 AM
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Wow, FBS! WTG on celebrity spotting! Did he say why he was on your side of the pond?
He didnt. However I believe he is here for Justice League reshoots.
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Post by: Zero on June 25, 2017, 01:41:50 PM
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Had a quick chat. Asked him about SDCC, but he isn't going this year.

Ah, that's too bad.  Maybe next year then.  Regardless, that's still a pretty cool random encounter in the middle of London!  Ha ha.


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He didnt. However I believe he is here for Justice League reshoots.

Makes sense.  You're probably right.
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Post by: mark on June 25, 2017, 02:04:16 PM
Congrats You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ! Beats the heck out of my random encounter today.

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That's some serious stink-eye.
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Post by: Zero on June 25, 2017, 03:27:12 PM
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Congrats You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ! Beats the heck out of my random encounter today.

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That's some serious stink-eye.

Bwuhahahahahaha, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, that's so cute!  Is that a chipmunk or a squirrel...? 

(You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had cool random encounter, but you have a cute random encounter, ha ha!)
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Post by: mark on June 25, 2017, 07:45:48 PM
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Bwuhahahahahaha, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login, that's so cute!  Is that a chipmunk or a squirrel...? 

(You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login had cool random encounter, but you have a cute random encounter, ha ha!)

Thinking it's a vole. We get them, gophers, moles, skunks, raccoons, possums and bobcats ... but there is an unfortunate absence of chipmunks, squirrels and Whedons.
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Post by: Zero on June 25, 2017, 08:56:41 PM
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Thinking it's a vole. We get them, gophers, moles, skunks, raccoons, possums and bobcats ... but there is an unfortunate absence of chipmunks, squirrels and Whedons.

Ohhhh, a vole.  You know, come to think of it, I've never seen a vole before, ha ha. 
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Post by: brand4d2 on June 28, 2017, 11:03:43 PM
What I've learned in the past 15 days?    Don't ever take the computers at your work or school whichever the case may be, for granted especially insofar as they're a valuable tool in staying on top of the latest SDCC related news!   

Fifteen days ago, the computer network at my work got hacked.   Must have a been a really good job because they're still nowhere close to bringing them back online.   Naturally there's no wifi at all and of course I work in a building (esp. being in the basement floor) where there's a weak signal for phones and tablets.   

I usually enjoy this time of year and the daily tidbits of con news from the forums and SDCC unofficial blog but haven't really been able to keep up for the past 2 weeks.   

Don't take those computers for granted!!!   
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Post by: TardisMom on June 29, 2017, 08:34:01 AM
Wow, 15 days is crazy long!  Hopefully they'll figure it out by the end of the 4th of July weekend!
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Post by: AzT on July 01, 2017, 02:57:49 PM
http://am1170theanswer.com/programguidedaily?dayOfWeek=Saturday&timeFilter=0

https://twitter.com/worldabt/status/880402309330616320

Co-founder @Comic_Con & @sdcomicfest Mike Towry is our guest What is his fav comic series of all time? find out Sat 4.30pm "We're ON-AIR"
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Post by: AzT on July 03, 2017, 08:10:41 PM
sdconventionctr You're invited to watch the @portofsandiego #BigBayBoom #fireworks with us this #4thofJuly! Fun starts at 5pm! Visit our website or Facebook page for more details. #sandiego #family

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Post by: brand4d2 on July 09, 2017, 08:44:28 PM
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Wow, 15 days is crazy long!  Hopefully they'll figure it out by the end of the 4th of July weekend!

Not only did they not figure it out by the end of the July 4th weekend, our computer systems are only partially functional now, 5 weeks later.   Still no internet access. 

On top of that, my D23 + SDCC vacation request which I submitted last August and resubmitted last March just in case they forgot, they completely fumbled and forgot about.   Need that vacation more than ever now!!!   
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Post by: TardisMom on July 09, 2017, 09:04:24 PM
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Not only did they not figure it out by the end of the July 4th weekend, our computer systems are only partially functional now, 5 weeks later.   Still no internet access. 

On top of that, my D23 + SDCC vacation request which I submitted last August and resubmitted last March just in case they forgot, they completely fumbled and forgot about.   Need that vacation more than ever now!!!   

Oh no!! You're able to get the time off??  And the lack of internet access is crazy!
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Post by: mark on July 12, 2017, 05:59:27 PM
Came across some notes my wife was making about our upcoming trip to Iceland (highlighting is mine)

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I am such a lucky man.
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Post by: Chris on July 12, 2017, 07:12:14 PM
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Came across some notes my wife was making about our upcoming trip to Iceland (highlighting is mine)

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I am such a lucky man.

That funny.  :)
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Post by: AzT on July 21, 2017, 07:57:35 PM
sdconventionctr We enjoyed giving community leaders - including elected officials, staff members and business associates- a #behindthescenes tour of #sdcc2017, during the quiet hours just before the show opened. @comic_con will generate an estimated $143M in economic impact to @thecityofsandiego and the region.

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Post by: AzT on August 01, 2017, 09:27:19 PM
https://twitter.com/SirArthurClarke/status/891830948391784448

Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke interview with Walter Cronkite many years ago!

http://usanews.ca/usa-news-cbs-news-robert-heinlein-and-arthur-c-clarke-interview-with-walter-cronkite-apollo-11-nbc-cbs-abc-news/
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Post by: Chris on August 01, 2017, 09:35:05 PM
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Came across some notes my wife was making about our upcoming trip to Iceland (highlighting is mine)

(https://comiccondad.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/ice.jpg)

I am such a lucky man.

Still loving this.  Best bucket list ever.

By the way, I vote Game of Thrones first, but make time for Walter Mitty.
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Post by: brand4d2 on August 01, 2017, 10:06:29 PM
I'm growing concerned amidst swirling rumors that in the comics, Thor/Jane Foster may not survive her stage 4 cancer...to that end, I'm going to start the "If Jane dies, we riot" movement!   
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Post by: Chris on August 02, 2017, 07:22:29 AM
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I'm growing concerned amidst swirling rumors that in the comics, Thor/Jane Foster may not survive her stage 4 cancer...to that end, I'm going to start the "If Jane dies, we riot" movement!

That sounds like something I would do.  :)
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Post by: brand4d2 on August 02, 2017, 10:11:53 PM
Fandom bashing/mocking is something that might come from muggles but non muggles as well?   Back at SDCC, I overheard someone remark rather condescendingly "people are still into My Little Pony?????".   

I chose to walk away and not listen to the rest of the conversation but what I wanted to tell them was that "Why yes, and it's so successful for Hasbro that they have a movie coming in a few months with guest stars you might have heard of...Emily Blunt, Kristen Chenowith, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena...The tv show is going very strong too...it's the most relentlessly optimistic show on the air and inspires us to build a better world and also has had superb guest stars whom you may have heard of...Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, William Shatner".   

Of course, not everyone attending SDCC is going to be interested in everything featured there, that's just impossible, but I'm very taken aback that some would disparage fandoms that they're not a part of.   

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Post by: NCDS on August 03, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
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Fandom bashing/mocking is something that might come from muggles but non muggles as well?   Back at SDCC, I overheard someone remark rather condescendingly "people are still into My Little Pony?????".   

I chose to walk away and not listen to the rest of the conversation but what I wanted to tell them was that "Why yes, and it's so successful for Hasbro that they have a movie coming in a few months with guest stars you might have heard of...Emily Blunt, Kristen Chenowith, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Michael Pena...The tv show is going very strong too...it's the most relentlessly optimistic show on the air and inspires us to build a better world and also has had superb guest stars whom you may have heard of...Felicia Day, Patton Oswalt, William Shatner".   

Of course, not everyone attending SDCC is going to be interested in everything featured there, that's just impossible, but I'm very taken aback that some would disparage fandoms that they're not a part of.

This always bothered me when Twilight was there.  A lot of people bashing it and bashing people for being into it.  For some reason people think it is cool to hate on people for liking popular things.

I say like what you want!  The haters are gone hate.   

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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 03, 2017, 08:21:54 AM
I would agree. Just because it's not what you're into doesn't mean it's bad. I think all of us have been on the wrong end of disparaging comments. We should be more considerate as fans.

And FWIW, while I wasn't impressed by the Twilight movies, I did enjoy the books (particularly the first one) as romance novels, which is how they were intended. And my kids both went through a MLP phase (and have a fondness for it now,although my son is embarrassed to mention it any longer).
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Post by: semigeekgirl on August 03, 2017, 10:42:11 AM
Full disclosure: I read all 4 Twilight books and I think they are horrible.

However, I'd never even heard of Twilight the first time I encountered fans of the series. It was in line for Hall H whatever year Twilight was there first, and I was basically surrounded by Twilight fans. I found them mostly awful even then. They were all super excited, which was great, but they were also all talking about how they were the greatest most dedicated passionate fans of anything ever and nothing else had never come close. (Which I found... uniformed and annoying, to say the least.)

Then, during their panel (which I had to sit through for whatever I was waiting for), they screamed and sighed over every. single. answer. It was the most irritating panel I'd ever sat through.

I don't fault anyone for being a passionate fan of anything, but I do believe the ways in which many if not most Twilight fans expressed their fandom were obnoxious.
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Post by: TardisMom on August 03, 2017, 08:42:53 PM
Twihards are a different breed.  There are still people out there thinking Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are secretly married and parents together.  Some "fans" take things too far.
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Post by: Chris on August 03, 2017, 08:58:57 PM
My opinion is that people like to bash on other people's interests.  No idea why they do it, but they do.

One of my favorite things is seeing someone have a nerdgasm over finding a [whatever it may be] that they have been looking for whether or not I like what they found.

But I'm weird.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on August 03, 2017, 08:59:43 PM
Wait.... they aren't married????? My ultimate ship has been demolished. Rotfl... just kidding.
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Post by: brand4d2 on August 03, 2017, 09:56:17 PM
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I would agree. Just because it's not what you're into doesn't mean it's bad. I think all of us have been on the wrong end of disparaging comments. We should be more considerate as fans.

And FWIW, while I wasn't impressed by the Twilight movies, I did enjoy the books (particularly the first one) as romance novels, which is how they were intended. And my kids both went through a MLP phase (and have a fondness for it now,although my son is embarrassed to mention it any longer).

Awww, your son shouldn't be embarrassed at all!   In addition to all the positives I mentioned about the show, they have a lot of fun references - the season premiere had a Weeping Angel as well as a Predator handshake scene.   Also, a few seasons ago, there was an episode entitled "Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep" which many of us will recognize as a nod to "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" which many of us know is the basis for some movie called Blade Runner.   

From my experience in the Disney fandom, it seems a lot of people are extremely possessive and protective of the things they like and if they feel it could be taken away or deemphasized or no longer relevant, they may tend to lash out towards whatever the new kid on the block is.   Currently there's a faction of Disney fans that are vehemently opposed to anything of Marvel and Star Wars  ???
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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2017, 08:53:47 AM
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Awww, your son shouldn't be embarrassed at all!   In addition to all the positives I mentioned about the show, they have a lot of fun references - the season premiere had a Weeping Angel as well as a Predator handshake scene. 

Okay, now my daughter is asking which episode number this was....?
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Post by: brand4d2 on August 04, 2017, 03:54:50 PM
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Okay, now my daughter is asking which episode number this was....?

Predator handshake was from Season 7 episode 1, "Celestial Advice" where Starlight greets Ember although not quite with the language that Arnold greets Carl Weathers with in Predator

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Weeping angel is from Season 7 episode 10, "A Royal Problem".    This one I only know thanks to super super observant people in the fandom.   Princess Celestia is in the dream realm looking at everyone's dreams/nightmares.   Dr. Whooves (fandom name because Hasbro can't legally name him that) seems mortified of this statue which is highly reminiscent of a weeping angel and looks like he needs to avoid its stare.   

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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 04, 2017, 09:08:54 PM
Thanks for the detail and the screeenshots You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login  !
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: epicaz on August 05, 2017, 02:21:03 AM
I had a dream last night that was us, at SDCC, waiting in the everything else line for fun. I don't think we ever even left the line... the main event was apparently the excitement of the line itself
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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 05, 2017, 08:27:54 AM
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I had a dream last night that was us, at SDCC, waiting in the everything else line for fun. I don't think we ever even left the line... the main event was apparently the excitement of the line itself

LOL, we were watching the Conan SDCC eps last night, and you are reminding me of his 'LineCon' video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySRkkh--MA
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Post by: NCDS on August 07, 2017, 09:36:22 AM
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Full disclosure: I read all 4 Twilight books and I think they are horrible.

However, I'd never even heard of Twilight the first time I encountered fans of the series. It was in line for Hall H whatever year Twilight was there first, and I was basically surrounded by Twilight fans. I found them mostly awful even then. They were all super excited, which was great, but they were also all talking about how they were the greatest most dedicated passionate fans of anything ever and nothing else had never come close. (Which I found... uniformed and annoying, to say the least.)

Then, during their panel (which I had to sit through for whatever I was waiting for), they screamed and sighed over every. single. answer. It was the most irritating panel I'd ever sat through.

I don't fault anyone for being a passionate fan of anything, but I do believe the ways in which many if not most Twilight fans expressed their fandom were obnoxious.

It's called punk points.  Who has listen to the band longer or knew about them before anyone else.   It happens to everything once it gets popular.  I use to roll my eyes at people who did this in the punk scene.   I think it says more about our society then it does specifically about a fandom.


Although I must admit I was blaming it on the boys in the punk scene and now I can't since you tell me the girls in the twilight scene were doing the same thing.

Green Day actually couldn't return to the punk scene after they hit it big.   I still love them though!
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Post by: AzT on August 12, 2017, 12:11:13 PM
Flashback:

idwpublishing The IDW Booth at SDCC - circa 2011! Boy how we've grown!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXodK4TlNkM/?taken-by=idwpublishing
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Post by: mark on August 12, 2017, 12:49:26 PM
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Flashback:

idwpublishing The IDW Booth at SDCC - circa 2011! Boy how we've grown!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXodK4TlNkM/?taken-by=idwpublishing

They had one of my favorite promotions of all time that year, if you brought in one of the Twilight books they gave you a free 30 Days of Night book :)
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Post by: AzT on August 14, 2017, 07:36:29 PM
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No business like show busine$$...

Frank Darabont to Seek More Than $280 Million From AMC at 'Walking Dead' Profits Trial

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/frank-darabont-seek-more-280-932921

No business like show zombie busine$$...:

'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/walking-dead-producers-claim-massive-amc-profits-scam-new-lawsuit-1029197

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AMC has enjoyed record ratings for The Walking Dead, but will it survive a legal apocalypse? On Monday, in what could become the biggest ever profits case in television history, and one that deserves widespread attention as merger-hungry media companies grow ever more vertically consolidated, Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman and notable series producers Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara and David Alpert have filed suit against AMC with the allegation they've been massively cheated.

The new case follows the one from Frank Darabont, the show's other co-creator, who was fired as executive producer in the middle of the second season and is demanding $280 million in an accounting lawsuit that has reached the summary judgment phase. Now, the other key creatives on the series are targeting significant damages of their own. With the participation of Kirkman, whose comic books served as source material for Walking Dead, and Hurd and Alpert, who continue to work on the series, AMC finds itself in court against those whose ongoing involvement is crucial to Walking Dead's and perhaps AMC's future.

"This case arises from a major entertainment conglomerate’s failure to honor its contractual obligations to the creative people - the 'talent,' in industry jargon - behind the wildly successful, and hugely profitable, long-running television series The Walking Dead," opens the complaint filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. "The defendant AMC Entities exploited their vertically integrated corporate structure to combine both the production and the exhibition of TWD, which allowed AMC to keep the lion’s share of the series’ enormous profits for itself and not share it with the Plaintiffs, as required by their contracts."

Here's the full complaint. The claims are breach of contract, tortious interference and unfair or fraudulent business acts under California business code.

Like Darabont's lawsuit, the plaintiffs are questioning the amount "paid" by AMC Network to AMC's studio arm for the right to air the show. Because the companies are affiliated with each other, what's seen on Walking Dead profit participation statements are imputed license fees, meaning a stand-in figure that doesn't really mean that money has exchanged hands. During the first four seasons of Walking Dead, AMC was imputing a fee of $1.45 million per episode. That's now up to $2.4 million, but is still less than the non-imputed license fees of Better Call Saul (a Breaking Bad spinoff) and Mad Men, which are produced by non-affiliated Sony and Lionsgate, respectively, and don't command NFL primetime-type ratings as Walking Dead does.

"There can be no question that, if AMC Studios and AMC Network were not part of the same conglomerate, the story would be very different," states the complaint, later adding, "Those substantial license fees for Mad Men and Breaking Bad continued in seasons five and beyond, even though their ratings were a fraction of TWD’s. And while the AMC Network only obtained a limited number of playdates for those series as part of the comparatively-higher license fees it paid for them (both on television and its affiliated websites), the AMC Entities unilaterally took for themselves the right to run an unlimited number of runs of TWD in perpetuity on all AMC platforms."

In their own lawsuit, Darabont and his CAA agents are leaning on financial experts to make the case that the series should be imputing up to $30 million per episode, which over seven seasons would represent a staggering amount of money that AMC isn't booking in revenue.

Kirkman, Hurd, Mazzara and Alpert haven't yet gotten to the point of suggesting what the precise imputed license fee should be, but that's only a matter of time. In the meantime, they are running through other alleged ways they've been denied a fair share of profits. Among them are deductions taken by AMC for payments to other Walking Dead profit participants. They also object to how AMC turned down an offer from another party for international rights to the series "so that [AMC] could do a related-party deal for much less than the related party offered, again keeping the profits at conglomerate level and not passing them through to AMC Studios and the participants."

The lawsuit, being handled by Ron Nessim and other lawyers at Bird Marella, speaks of the decades-long rise of vertical integration in entertainment and media. The subject has always been controversial and continues to be so as a giant like AT&T proposes to buy a conglomerate like Time Warner. Over the years, creatives in Hollywood have been leery of the power concentration and have reacted to corporations both producing and distributing content with litigation. Past lawsuits over films from the Police Academy series to This Is Spinal Tap have accused studios of manipulating the amount of money going in and the expenses going out so as to essentially make profits disappear through practices like packaging, distribution fees, and marketing overhead.

"Hollywood accounting" is hardly a secret anymore, however, so when studios and talent deal with each other these days, the negotiators representing talent are mindful of how things can go wrong. But that doesn't mean there's no room for ambiguity and continued legal fighting. 

Kirkman, whose deal entitles him to 5 percent of profits from Walking Dead, came to what his attorneys say was a "related-party provision" that guaranteed that AMC's transactions with affiliated companies would be on monetary terms comparable to transactions with non-affiliated companies. Alpert, who got 2.5 percent of profits, Hurd, who got 7.5 percent, and Mazzara, who took over Darabont's role as the showrunner for a couple of seasons and got 1.5 percent, each cite provisions in their own deals including most-favored-nations clauses that allegedly amounted to protection from AMC self-dealing.

In other words, the Walking Dead executive producers say they thought they had it all figured out only to be blindsided.

AMC, of course, hasn't yet filed any response to the latest lawsuit, but in the Darabont case, AMC has been arguing that license fees for Mad Men, Breaking Bad and other shows are irrelevant as the imputed license fee itself became the answer to calculating contingent compensation in the context of studio licensing to its network affiliate. Represented by Marc Kasowitz and others at his firm, AMC has contended that fee reflects a fair negotiation and suggested that those upset are now trying to achieve through post-agreement litigation what they couldn't through pre-deal negotiation. AMC has also touted millions of dollars recently sent to profit participants.

In response to the newest lawsuit, an AMC spokesperson says, "These kinds of lawsuits are fairly common in entertainment and they all have one thing in common - they follow success. Virtually every studio that has had a successful show has been the target of litigation like this, and The Walking Dead has been the No. 1 show on television for five years in a row, so this is no surprise. We have enormous respect and appreciation for these plaintiffs, and we will continue to work with them as partners, even as we vigorously defend against this baseless and predictably opportunistic lawsuit."

Next week, a New York judge will hold an oral hearing about the summary judgment motions in the Darabont case. What already was going to be a consequential showdown has now become even more so by multiples thanks to this newest case. Although the Kirkman lawsuit doesn't specify a target for compensatory and punitive damages, based on what Darabont's lawyers have computed, damages could approach a billion dollars. But even putting aside the huge monetary stakes, the fight over how AMC has treated accounting on the most successful cable television show ever will be felt in the industry for quite some time. It will surely influence new dealmaking moving forward.
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Post by: jamiesugah on August 26, 2017, 08:08:21 PM
My sister and her husband got me an R2D2 charging pod for Christmas last year. I accidentally left it on my desk at work and someone stole it out of my office.  :(
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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 26, 2017, 10:25:37 PM
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My sister and her husband got me an R2D2 charging pod for Christmas last year. I accidentally left it on my desk at work and someone stole it out of my office.  :(

Well, on the good side, they have good taste....

Not much consolation, I know, *hugs*
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Post by: Michael M on August 27, 2017, 11:48:34 AM
Total random question: What's for dinner?

I'm makin' prime rib, experimenting w/the "slow cook" method...150 degrees for about 6-or-so hours...
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Post by: Chris on August 27, 2017, 12:06:49 PM
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Total random question: What's for dinner?

I'm makin' prime rib, experimenting w/the "slow cook" method...150 degrees for about 6-or-so hours...

Pizza and Game of Thrones.

I'm actually kind upset that by definition I can't derail this thread.   :)
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Post by: Transmute Jun on August 27, 2017, 03:07:08 PM
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login   Going off into random again...

I saw this video and for some reason I thought of you....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXMyz79bRpI
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Post by: Michael M on August 27, 2017, 03:14:53 PM
Holy [email protected]#$  that's freakin' *awesome*!!  And catchy!

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Post by: mark on August 27, 2017, 06:20:29 PM
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Pizza and Game of Thrones.

I'm actually kind upset that by definition I can't derail this thread.   :)

Lol, same. (For dinner.) Pizza is on the way and GoT is recording, I probably shouldn't be anywhere near the internets.
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Post by: Chris on August 27, 2017, 08:38:53 PM
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Lol, same. (For dinner.) Pizza is on the way and GoT is recording, I probably shouldn't be anywhere near the internets.

Yes, the interwebs are dangerous for spoilers.  :)
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Post by: NCDS on August 28, 2017, 10:30:24 AM
Ugh just had a conversation with one of those people that the new movies and comics aren't what they were when he first read them so none of it should have ever been made.  That all they are doing is making them to make money.  That argument puzzles me because that is what they were doing the first round and since when does something have to end because it's not the original version?


Aren't we still re-telling Shakespeare?

To me the idea of retelling the same story the same way sounds boring.   I like new interpretations, the progress forward, and the new additions.

To me the reason re-makes fail is because they try to copy.   The new planet of the Apes series is amazing because they to the heart and soul and re-told the story.
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Post by: Chris on August 28, 2017, 01:30:49 PM
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Ugh just had a conversation with one of those people that the new movies and comics aren't what they were when he first read them so none of it should have ever been made.  That all they are doing is making them to make money.  That argument puzzles me because that is what they were doing the first round and since when does something have to end because it's not the original version?


Aren't we still re-telling Shakespeare?

To me the idea of retelling the same story the same way sounds boring.   I like new interpretations, the progress forward, and the new additions.

To me the reason re-makes fail is because they try to copy.   The new planet of the Apes series is amazing because they to the heart and soul and re-told the story.

Yeah, sometimes people can get a little purist. 

One of the things that I like about comic books is that they can change a character by different writers or artists working on a character.  One of the paraphrased quotes in the Cap 1 DVD is "He's been throwing that shield around for 80 years and people are still coming up with new things he can do with it."

And while the comics will always be first in my eyes over other media, some of the interpretations on screen are fantastic and have make me like aspects of the comics more. 

For example, Ledger's Joker which was a fantastic take, but the more surprising for me was Cap.  I had never been a big fan of his in the comics (nor did I hate him, he was just bland to me), but because of the movies I have a better appreciation for the character.

I do have to admit that the X-movies renditions of the Dark Phoenix Saga and the Wolverine limited series did hurt me on the level of my soul, but i just pretend they don't exist and problem solved.  :)
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Post by: NCDS on August 28, 2017, 02:34:51 PM
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Yeah, sometimes people can get a little purist. 

One of the things that I like about comic books is that they can change a character by different writers or artists working on a character.  One of the paraphrased quotes in the Cap 1 DVD is "He's been throwing that shield around for 80 years and people are still coming up with new things he can do with it."

And while the comics will always be first in my eyes over other media, some of the interpretations on screen are fantastic and have make me like aspects of the comics more. 

For example, Ledger's Joker which was a fantastic take, but the more surprising for me was Cap.  I had never been a big fan of his in the comics (nor did I hate him, he was just bland to me), but because of the movies I have a better appreciation for the character.

I do have to admit that the X-movies renditions of the Dark Phoenix Saga and the Wolverine limited series did hurt me on the level of my soul, but i just pretend they don't exist and problem solved.  :)


Let's face it they aren't always going to get it right.   That's not a reason to try though because when they get it right it's awesome.

I love that you brought up the example of Cap.  He did the same but said Green Arrow shouldn't have a show because he is boring in the comic and making him exciting was wrong.   Every time someone is a nah sayer I'm going to ask you for an uplifting point of view.   I like your way of seeing things way better.
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Post by: Mel on August 28, 2017, 03:49:33 PM
When I hate a movie, I just remind myself how many people it employed and that at some point that was someone's dream. Someone worked hard writing it, people worked hard shooting it. A lot of people worked really hard on things and then the viewing public just poops on them without thinking of any of that. So, I always remind myself of that when I start to feel hateful about stuff.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on August 30, 2017, 05:53:29 PM
I donated a few, for friends and family.

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Post by: AzT on September 01, 2017, 10:25:32 PM
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FCBD 2017 publisher Titan Comics has another special day planned at comic shops this year: Doctor Who Comics Day on Saturday, September 2nd! They've announced The Lost Dimension, a new storyline spanning eight chapters that crosses over into all four ongoing Doctor Who comic book series following the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors.
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Post by: mark on September 03, 2017, 05:43:30 PM
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Let's face it they aren't always going to get it right.   That's not a reason to try though because when they get it right it's awesome.

I love that you brought up the example of Cap.  He did the same but said Green Arrow shouldn't have a show because he is boring in the comic and making him exciting was wrong.   Every time someone is a nah sayer I'm going to ask you for an uplifting point of view.   I like your way of seeing things way better.

The part about GA is a different way of looking at it I guess, I think adaptations that do something fun with a unexpected or underutilized character are great fun. Like Ant-Man. (Also, I think your co-worker might be reading the wrong Green Arrow comics.)

On the other hand I know I can be pretty critical of things, doggedly so in some cases. I'm like Madeline, "They say it's good to let your grudges go, but I don't know, I'm quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet."

But I totally agree it needs to be balanced, we had a long plane trip recently and the airline actually had a pretty good selection of movies so I binged. Lego Batman and Shin Godzilla were exactly what I hoped for, and The Killing Joke just left me confused so let's leave those for another time. But I really didn't care much for Kong: Skull Island, Ghost in the Shell, and (I know I'll get flak for this so I'll write it small,) John Wick 2. BUT all of those movies looked amazing. Great fx, filmography, you name it ... I would love to see the storyboards. but I just didn't care for the stories I guess.

Back to random, and to little pets. It's a little cooler today but it's been so hot lately that our dog has claimed the guest bathroom, with its nice cool tiles, as his new domain.
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Post by: jamiesugah on September 06, 2017, 05:03:21 AM
For all you baseball and/or Dylan O'Brien fans, last night Dylan threw out the first pitch at the Mets/Phillies game! I bought last minute tickets and was able to take this (very poor quality) video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I48AOi-WtXc&t=1s
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Post by: Angel_ on September 06, 2017, 01:28:16 PM
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For all you baseball and/or Dylan O'Brien fans, last night Dylan threw out the first pitch at the Mets/Phillies game! I bought last minute tickets and was able to take this (very poor quality) video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I48AOi-WtXc&t=1s

For some reason I thought it'd be Hoechlin since he's, like, the baseball guy.  Even though you were talking about it all day, I did a double take when I realized it was Dylan instead.
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Post by: jamiesugah on September 06, 2017, 03:36:25 PM
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For some reason I thought it'd be Hoechlin since he's, like, the baseball guy.  Even though you were talking about it all day, I did a double take when I realized it was Dylan instead.

Dylan's a huge baseball fan. When he was doing promotion for Scorch Trials, he went on the MLB Network and got to call the highlights for the Mets. There was a big push a few years ago to get him to throw out the first pitch - the Mets even tweeted him about it. I'm happy for him that he got to do it because it was one of his life goals.

Funny enough, Hoechlin actually threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers' game in, I think, 2012. Dylan was catching for him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pb2u0b7ivs

Hoechlin also did the celebrity all-star game last year.

I...know a lot about this.
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Post by: Angel_ on September 06, 2017, 04:28:36 PM
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Funny enough, Hoechlin actually threw out the first pitch at a Dodgers' game in, I think, 2012. Dylan was catching for him.

This is... great.  Very great.   ;D
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Post by: mark on September 07, 2017, 05:00:18 PM
It's green chile season! The SF bay area Mollie Stone's are doing roasting, although some of the dates have already passed.

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Post by: FBS on September 08, 2017, 12:04:32 PM
Last night I did my first live TV slot.
30 minutes is not long enough for me to talk and what face am I pulling here?? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170908/7b594e2d430b901b47120a6f57cf42a7.jpg)

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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 08, 2017, 12:18:42 PM
You look like a snooty film critic! ;)

Congrats on your first TV spot, FBS!
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Post by: FBS on September 08, 2017, 10:53:09 PM
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You look like a snooty film critic! ;)

Congrats on your first TV spot, FBS!
Hahahahha. Yeah I look quite pompous there. No idea what I was doing.

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Post by: jamiesugah on September 11, 2017, 06:34:17 PM
I just had the most hellish commute. My commute is normally ~1 hour and I take one train. Tonight it took me 3 hours, and I had to take five trains and a bus.
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Post by: Chris on September 11, 2017, 09:13:13 PM
I just read that CGC is in Florida and their office is undamaged.  Seems of interest to some folks here.
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Post by: alyssa on September 11, 2017, 09:33:33 PM
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I just read that CGC is in Florida and their office is undamaged.  Seems of interest to some folks here.
there may or may not have been a few comic's in their space /yikes/
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Post by: tsnyder on September 12, 2017, 04:19:47 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/san-diego-pours-bleach-solution-streets-fight-hepatitis-outbreak-663860

Good thing we don't sit on the ground in San Diego........................oh wait do the 18 hours in Hall H line count?
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Post by: AzT on September 25, 2017, 10:23:15 AM
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Post by: AzT on October 28, 2017, 07:46:54 PM
>:D

https://twitter.com/IGN/status/924244364691357696

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Post by: Zero on October 28, 2017, 10:01:16 PM
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>:D

https://twitter.com/IGN/status/924244364691357696

Bwuhahahahahaha!  That's awesome.
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Post by: alyssa on November 04, 2017, 04:42:30 PM
https://vimeo.com/217587920

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This dumb work computer won't play it! I will definitely watch tomorrow morning from home!
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Post by: alyssa on November 05, 2017, 04:36:58 AM
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This dumb work computer won't play it! I will definitely watch tomorrow morning from home!
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Post by: Mel on November 05, 2017, 09:23:51 AM
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That was really cool and so true. I struggle with this kind of stuff every day, a man walking up trying to take over what I am doing, ect. Or looking around for another man to help them when I am right there. We have an IATSE local here and I have always figured if I ever did get laid off, I might take a resume there and try to get in as I have a few friends in this local.
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Post by: alyssa on November 05, 2017, 12:24:35 PM
i loved the comment, by the supervisor after having put in years on crew-- I've earned the right to ware my lipstick-

yeah us 3 get it LOL  i have to think it's getting better but guess it depends on where you work- and i haven't  been on a stage working since before y2k
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Post by: Xircuits on November 05, 2017, 04:20:28 PM
Just watched the video and this is eye opening in the sense that San Francisco is such a big city. You would think that they'd be more open about it. I've never worked on the West Coast in theatre, so this video is very informative. I began working in 2005 in New York City. I worked in film, as an office production assistant, and I tried working as a set production assistant, I've worked as a sound operator, lighting operator, electrician in theatre and yes, Women are outnumbered, although it is changing. I had the fortunate opportunity to work at The Public as an electrician. There were always about 3-4 of us (and about 5-6 other guys) on any shift I worked on. One of the amazing things was the assistant lighting tech for The Public as a whole, was a woman (and of course the head was a man.)

I still remember the one time we had to carry mult down the stairs in a rolling bin. I came to help lift it and we all joked at how heavy the stupid thing was and how stupid that the theatre didn't have proper loading area. We carried all the lights, cables, hardware through the front door of some Off-/Off-Broadway theatre in Manhattan. None of the males at the time said to me that I shouldn't help carry it because I was weaker. All in all, I had a really great time working with the guys, but then again, the guys I worked with were younger and closer to my age at the time (25-35?). The only time I had issues, was with a theatre on the Upper East Side, and that was with the people who owned the theatre, not my employer.

But have I ever been passed over for a position? Absolutely, though more often than not, it's because I'm an outsider. I only learned about lighting and sound during college. I tried to participate as much as I could in theatre when I was in high school, but I was attending high school in Beijing, China. We didn't get a real theatre until after I had graduated. I had a really difficult time understanding that as a "free-lancer", I really had to chase after that gig. I have confidence issues and that really made it hard for me to be competitive. Plus, I only worked non-union. Sorry for the long response and a little bit of a rant.
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Post by: AzT on November 09, 2017, 10:29:15 PM
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Post by: Jim Watari on November 12, 2017, 02:42:44 PM
Does anyone else have AT&T as a cell phone service provider?

I just switched to one of the AT&T unlimited plans and it looks like I'll be able to save quite a bit of money and get unlimited data and get HBO for free as long as I stay on the unlimited plan.

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Post by: alyssa on November 13, 2017, 06:05:28 PM
Their coverage sucks around here but i've very rural. I would consider moving to AT&T if i would get coverage 95% of the time.
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Post by: mark on November 14, 2017, 04:08:15 PM
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LOL :)

+100 for Will. -1 for not having Jack Shephard's box empty.
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Post by: alyssa on December 01, 2017, 01:12:25 PM
Please read up on the Net neutrality issue

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I've done more than one filing with the FCC. Each time they try and do away with Net Neutrality. This is indeed how to do the process.

Don't ignore the Net Neutrality issue. Here's how to fight for it in less than 60 seconds:
1. Go to gofccyourself.com (the shortcut John Oliver made, which takes you to the hard-to-find FCC comment page)
2. Click on "express"
3. Fill out the basic info just like signing a petition and Comment that you want to keep net neutrality as it is
4. Click to submit, done.
Pass it along!
You're literally filing a comment in the FCC proceeding - THAT is direct impact!
Note: you need to hit the enter/return button once you enter your name on your keyboard or touchscreen. Otherwise, you will get a submission error.
Note 2: copy and paste this to share the text of the whole thing instead of just the link.
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Post by: AlaskaRainbow on December 03, 2017, 11:51:53 AM
Alyssa, Thanks for posting this. I added my comment to the website right after I read your post.
 If people are interested you can also call the Chairman of the FCC and leave a voicemail. Just need to provide Name, Address & State and record message that you support Net Neutrality. (202) 418-1000
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Post by: TardisMom on December 03, 2017, 02:49:46 PM
I completed the online comment.  This could affect this very website, please comment!!
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Post by: AzT on December 12, 2017, 10:18:24 AM
Happy 5th, Toucan O0

https://www.comic-con.org/toucan/toucan-turns-5-today
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Post by: TardisMom on December 12, 2017, 04:37:41 PM
If you are a current Direct TV customer, call this number:  1-800-778-3397.
They’re having a loyalty promo for qualifying accounts and will take $50 a month off your bill for the next 12 months. 

I did this and it worked!  They also took off an additional $5/month because I have HBO.
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Post by: DRWHO42 on December 12, 2017, 09:31:09 PM
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If you are a current Direct TV customer, call this number:  1-800-778-3397.
They’re having a loyalty promo for qualifying accounts and will take $50 a month off your bill for the next 12 months.

I did this and it worked!  They also took off an additional $5/month because I have HBO.
I am going to call first thing in the AM. Thanks for the tip!
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Post by: DRWHO42 on December 13, 2017, 07:06:49 AM
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If you are a current Direct TV customer, call this number:  1-800-778-3397.
They’re having a loyalty promo for qualifying accounts and will take $50 a month off your bill for the next 12 months.

I did this and it worked!  They also took off an additional $5/month because I have HBO.
I got my credit!!! Thanks for the 411.
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Post by: TardisMom on December 13, 2017, 01:49:21 PM
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I got my credit!!! Thanks for the 411.

Glad you got it!  $600 savings in one phone call is a great use of time!
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Post by: ComicConNewb on December 14, 2017, 11:35:19 AM
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If you are a current Direct TV customer, call this number:  1-800-778-3397.
They’re having a loyalty promo for qualifying accounts and will take $50 a month off your bill for the next 12 months.

I did this and it worked!  They also took off an additional $5/month because I have HBO.

thanks for the tip. just called and received $60 off a month for the year also got showtime for free for 4 months and they will cancel it so I don't have to call back. awesome deal.
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Post by: TardisMom on December 14, 2017, 02:31:33 PM
That’s so great!!


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: AzT on December 19, 2017, 07:11:53 PM
https://youtu.be/FdbSSGpnEFo
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Post by: AzT on December 25, 2017, 08:44:50 AM
sdconventionctr We build small cities. Here's an example of what it's like to transform @sdconventionctr into the @sdautoshow! #SDCCC #cars #carshow #conventioncenter #sandiego #GoPro

https://www.instagram.com/p/BdEKQywhkrl/?taken-by=sdconventionctr
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Post by: Angology on December 26, 2017, 06:31:58 AM
Flipping through the channels this morning (last day of Christmas vacation) and landed on Minions. Just as they were at Villain Con and the famous villain (Scarlet Overkill) was now appearing in Hall H! Love that they put that in there.
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Post by: AzT on December 28, 2017, 03:14:58 PM
8)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdQUEuYBNBI/?taken-by=sdconventionctr
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Post by: AzT on January 15, 2018, 07:33:32 PM
8)

https://www.facebook.com/machinima/videos/vb.9193179986/10151008379079987/?type=3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/machinima/videos/10151008379079987/
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Post by: AzT on January 17, 2018, 07:45:30 PM
8)

originalfunko Thank you @bettymwhite for being a friend! We hope you had a great birthday today! #BettyWhite #HappyBirthday

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeEen__DzkY/?taken-by=originalfunko
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Post by: AzT on January 18, 2018, 10:01:50 AM
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No business like show zombie busine$$...:

'Walking Dead' Producers Claim Massive AMC Profits Scam in New Lawsuit

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/walking-dead-producers-claim-massive-amc-profits-scam-new-lawsuit-1029197

More not over yet:

From: http://deadline.com/2018/01/the-walking-dead-lawsuit-robert-kirkman-frank-darabont-caa-amc-redacted-1202245231/ (bold = mine)

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Another twist in this bitter saga that gives further substance to the proverb that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” also has to be the more than $43.4 million in “unreported” and reduced” receipts that Hacker, Douglas & Company also unveiled for the plaintiffs. Missing big bucks that includes an $18,800 Comic-con TWD banner that was pegged at costing $37,600, and $18 million from electronic sell of the Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira led series via iTunes.
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Post by: mark on January 30, 2018, 08:50:12 PM
My wife has asked me to wake her up at 4am for the big super eclipse moon thing.

It's been nice knowing all of you.
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Post by: alyssa on January 31, 2018, 12:22:24 AM
Are u still with us mark.

Did u survive.
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Post by: mark on January 31, 2018, 05:10:58 AM
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Are u still with us mark.

Did u survive.

So far! It's actually really clear for a change and the moon, which does look impressive, is conveniently visible right off of our balcony so that helped. I was worried it would be more like "blood moon? I'll show you blood!"
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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 31, 2018, 09:43:02 AM
My husband and kids were all up looking at it. Me, I was too tired to put in my contacts and check it out, so I went back to sleep.
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Post by: Angology on January 31, 2018, 05:25:18 PM
Fog was rolling in as I went outside to look at it. Wish I had stayed in bed. I don't know how good of a view we would have gotten here, but the news did say we'd be able to see it. It was clear at the station, because they were telling people to go and check it out.
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Post by: rabbitwarren on February 15, 2018, 04:12:28 AM
For anyone who watched the figure skating pairs event, Liam Cross, the husband of the gold medalist Aljona Savchenko, is a pretty decent artist

https://www.instagram.com/lcross.art

Liked his kill bill print

https://instagram.com/p/BMLmuwdgMee/
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Post by: jamiesugah on February 15, 2018, 07:13:31 AM
Anyone in the NYC area, or coming to the NYC area for various reasons, needs to check out Barcelona Bar! My friends and I went there last night. They have a whole menu of geeky-themed shots, and some of them have props.

We ordered a Harry Potter (tastes like Butterbeer), and the bartender gave us wands and scarves and they played "Hedwig's Theme".

The ladies beside us ordered a Pokemon, and they got Pokemon trainer hats while the theme song played.

My sister is visiting in two weeks, and I want to take her there to try the Golden Girls shot.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on February 26, 2018, 07:14:35 AM
I am glad I am not posting this in the ‘look who died’ thread!


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Post by: darlenealderson on February 26, 2018, 07:37:55 AM
Kudos to his friends for recognizing something was seriously wrong and taking the quick action to get him medical attention. It's important to recognize the symptoms and they may not be the obvious ones. Women also have different symptoms when experiencing a heart attack.
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Post by: Mario Wario on February 26, 2018, 08:08:17 AM
Glad Kevin Smith is doing better. Now he needs to take it easy and not do so many projects. He’s at risk of having another attack now. I’m sure his docs will watch him though.
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Post by: AzT on February 28, 2018, 09:35:52 AM
https://www.newsarama.com/38839-stan-lee-battling-pneumonia-cancels-upcoming-cleveland-con-appearance.html

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Stan Lee is battling a case of pneumonia, as revealed in a video the 95-year-old recorded with filmmaker Keya Morgan and released via TMZ. As part of this, the editor/writer has cancelled his planned appearance at this weekend's Wizard World Cleveland.

http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_2rw3tczm/
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on March 03, 2018, 01:40:40 PM
I don't think they thought this all the way through.

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Post by: mark on March 22, 2018, 09:06:53 AM
Spent last night watching the special features on the Thor Ragnarok DVD, so good. The audio commentary by Taika Waititi is hilarious.
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Post by: FBS on March 24, 2018, 07:57:28 AM
Last night I was sent this picture by Jessie Maltin. Her and her dad, Leonard, interviewed Al Pacino for a future podcast. It just so happened she had my book to hand. They took the below picture and then Al asked of he could take my book home.

I'm so shocked and also incredibly happy this happened. Can't quite believe it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180324/64d88b4f19b62e49bb2363467736d575.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

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Post by: mark on March 24, 2018, 09:35:12 AM
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Last night I was sent this picture by Jessie Maltin. Her and her dad, Leonard, interviewed Al Pacino for a future podcast. It just so happened she had my book to hand. They took the below picture and then Al asked of he could take my book home.

I'm so shocked and also incredibly happy this happened. Can't quite believe it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180324/64d88b4f19b62e49bb2363467736d575.jpg)

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That is so awesome :)
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Post by: DRWHO42 on March 24, 2018, 04:12:03 PM
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Last night I was sent this picture by Jessie Maltin. Her and her dad, Leonard, interviewed Al Pacino for a future podcast. It just so happened she had my book to hand. They took the below picture and then Al asked of he could take my book home.

I'm so shocked and also incredibly happy this happened. Can't quite believe it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180324/64d88b4f19b62e49bb2363467736d575.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
This is beyond awesome.

I always respected Leonard Maltin as a critic.
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Post by: debster on March 24, 2018, 04:53:43 PM
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Last night I was sent this picture by Jessie Maltin. Her and her dad, Leonard, interviewed Al Pacino for a future podcast. It just so happened she had my book to hand. They took the below picture and then Al asked of he could take my book home.

I'm so shocked and also incredibly happy this happened. Can't quite believe it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180324/64d88b4f19b62e49bb2363467736d575.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

Congrats, You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login ! That is amazing!
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Post by: FBS on March 25, 2018, 12:27:16 AM
Thanks all.

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: rabbitwarren on April 06, 2018, 02:43:19 AM
I’m a Ballet fan and follow a bunch of dancers on Instagram. Was amused to see the Bolshoi corps doing barre exercises to the imperial March.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on April 12, 2018, 06:14:19 PM
I was just walking the dog, and ended up chatting with a neighbor who is in kindergarden and is on his way to becoming a proper geek. His family has been to the house a few times and he's familiar with my cave and how I like to redecorate it from time to time with a different theme. He started going on about how I should do everything Hulk. Hulk figures, Hulk posters, Hulk comics. I asked why Hulk and he replied, "because it's spring time."

 :)
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Post by: jamiesugah on April 25, 2018, 11:22:18 AM
I finally got a computer upgrade at work and I have a new widescreen monitor and I LOVE IT. It's going to take some getting used to. Same with the new keyboard. But I have been waiting something like 4 years for an upgrade so woo-hoo!
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Post by: Angology on April 25, 2018, 08:35:33 PM
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I finally got a computer upgrade at work and I have a new widescreen monitor and I LOVE IT. It's going to take some getting used to. Same with the new keyboard. But I have been waiting something like 4 years for an upgrade so woo-hoo!
Nice!
Last time I needed a new computer (mine had a black spot in the corner of the display and was sooo slow), I got an older laptop with less storage (and bigger). Oh well, it was new to me and faster, I guess. I swear our IT hates me.
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Post by: kohyuta on May 02, 2018, 02:48:28 PM
Wow! A surprise package from Collector Corps arrived today... an Iron Man statue for Founders! It matches nicely with Captain American and Spidey. I wonder how things will change with Amazon taking over the Collector Corps. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
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Post by: rabbitwarren on May 03, 2018, 11:09:12 AM
At my job, I got an assignment to estimate the size of the geeky market. I ended up defining geeks as those who like at least 3 of the nerd properties that were listed in our media planning tool (game of thrones walking dead etc). I got some interesting results. Like a segment of the nerd population who is over 55 and over indexes on rick and morty.
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Post by: jamiesugah on May 07, 2018, 06:02:30 AM
I'm not sure who else watches Free! (the anime) but they just released a whole bunch of stuff about season 3 and I AM SO EXCITED.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 12, 2018, 12:09:24 PM
Random Music Streaming now

1. Eurovision 2018 Final

https://youtu.be/h5ZWRNWfxgE

Like Olympics and American Idol met!

Twitter has 30 song recaps https://twitter.com/Eurovision

edit: my vote for who will win https://twitter.com/Eurovision/status/995398609536405504


2. #DisneyParksLIVE: ‘Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest’ Cavalcade at Disneyland Park

https://twitter.com/DisneyParks/status/995348849874100224

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Join us at 11:20 a.m. PST for TODAY'S #DisneyParksLIVE stream of the ‘Disney Channel GO! Fan Fest’ cavalcade from @Disneyland park! http://bit.ly/2rDeWJa

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdAwgLBVAAIO7kl.jpg)

 

https://youtu.be/Tr_dkfhowCM

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Post by: SamTurtledove on May 12, 2018, 02:20:45 PM


https://www.facebook.com/DisneyChannel/videos/2074952759199846/

table read of a DuckTales episode live on the @DisneyChannel Facebook page from Disney Fan Fest
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Post by: darlenealderson on May 12, 2018, 02:39:49 PM
Warning...if you're female and looking for a room/roommate DO NOT post on Craigslist. I got innundated with disgusting messages. Facebook roommate groups work well, though.
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Post by: alyssa on May 12, 2018, 03:15:39 PM
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Warning...if you're female and looking for a room/roommate DO NOT post on Craigslist. I got innundated with disgusting messages. Facebook roommate groups work well, though.
we've also got the forum roommate finder thread. at least with our thread & FB folks have some idea about who is contacting them
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Post by: Zero on May 12, 2018, 04:12:37 PM
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Warning...if you're female and looking for a room/roommate DO NOT post on Craigslist. I got innundated with disgusting messages. Facebook roommate groups work well, though.

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we've also got the forum roommate finder thread. at least with our thread & FB folks have some idea about who is contacting them

...In which I will link our Room Sharing thread here, just in case: https://www.friendsofcc.com/forum/index.php?topic=8906.0

The first post explains the thread guidelines and how to make a room sharing request--for those of you who may be new or newer to the forum community.  ^__~  PM me if you have questions or concerns regarding the room sharing thread, as I generally oversee and maintain it.  I'll get back to you as soon as I can.   :]

Back to your regularly scheduled random chat of more randomness, ha ha.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: darlenealderson on May 12, 2018, 08:47:42 PM
OHHHHH...I totally meant a roommate for living, not SDCC...I'm moving cities next month.
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Post by: Zero on May 12, 2018, 09:15:24 PM
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OHHHHH...I totally meant a roommate for living, not SDCC...I'm moving cities next month.

Ohhhh, gotcha.  Ew, yeah.   >___<  I'm sorry that you had to go through reading those weird, disgusting messages on Craigslist!

Where will you be relocating to?
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Post by: alyssa on May 13, 2018, 06:18:31 AM
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OHHHHH...I totally meant a roommate for living, not SDCC...I'm moving cities next month.

LOL
yeah i can see craigslist being trashy- What services are you using? I may be looking for a roommate down the road.
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Post by: darlenealderson on May 13, 2018, 10:55:07 AM
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LOL
yeah i can see craigslist being trashy- What services are you using? I may be looking for a roommate down the road.

Well I wanted to use roomster, but you have to pay to message people.

I ended up joining a Facebook Pets Friendly Roommates group for Denver (where I'm moving) and found my new roommate there. Much less sketchy than Craigslist!
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Post by: AzT on May 16, 2018, 09:00:11 PM
;D

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi2QYWJlu2A/?taken-by=transformersofficial
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Post by: AzT on May 24, 2018, 10:15:37 AM
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necaofficial #ThrowbackThursday to hanging out with @actordougjones at #SDCC last year. We’d also like to wish him a very happy birthday!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjKjlwblz-L/?hl=en&taken-by=necaofficial
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Post by: jamiesugah on May 24, 2018, 10:26:21 AM
Doug Jones is so nice. My friend and I met him at our first SDCC in 2012.
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Post by: AzT on May 31, 2018, 09:12:58 AM
8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjbjBaRjE7H/?hl=en&taken-by=tomcruise
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Post by: DRWHO42 on May 31, 2018, 11:52:08 AM
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8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjbjBaRjE7H/?hl=en&taken-by=tomcruise
I saw on twitter this morning and I was happy to see this news. I will defiantly check the movie out.
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Post by: alyssa on June 11, 2018, 07:15:36 AM
As it turns out i'm going to be driving across county from New Hampshire to San Diego. I'm leaving tomorrow traveling through upstate NY, across the top of OH, dropping down to Indianapolis then pretty straight line to Denver, Vegas and finally SD. I hope to be in SD for the 4th.

if anyone is along the way and wants to take me out to supper.... LOL  ;D .....*ahem* .... GO out to supper. let me know- it'd be fun meeting forum folks along the trail! 
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Post by: rabbitwarren on June 11, 2018, 12:32:21 PM
Tickets for the US Open Tennis tournament went on sale today.  Cheapest tickets for labor day weekend are $110.  And that's not including access to the show courts.  Now I know why I don't go anymore. 
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Post by: angoradebs on June 11, 2018, 01:27:32 PM
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As it turns out i'm going to be driving across county from New Hampshire to San Diego. I'm leaving tomorrow traveling through upstate NY, across the top of OH, dropping down to Indianapolis then pretty straight line to Denver, Vegas and finally SD. I hope to be in SD for the 4th.

if anyone is along the way and wants to take me out to supper.... LOL  ;D .....*ahem* .... GO out to supper. let me know- it'd be fun meeting forum folks along the trail!

Oh my, that's a long trip! I'm in the wrong half of Ohio to buy you dinner, but have safe travels!

Although if you DO choose to detour to Cincinnati, we are home to the world famous Fiona the Hippo, and she lives up to her hype
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Post by: TardisMom on June 11, 2018, 01:32:32 PM
I love Fiona, she is a precious princess!  A very large princess  ;D
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Post by: angoradebs on June 11, 2018, 01:38:59 PM
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I love Fiona, she is a precious princess!  A very large princess  ;D

She's my queen. Fiona for the Iron Throne
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Post by: AzT on June 12, 2018, 08:24:36 PM
Clever ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bj49duAHEqU/?taken-by=popminded
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Post by: mark on June 16, 2018, 08:17:00 PM
"Hundreds of corgis descended on San Francisco's Ocean Beach for Corgi Con"

http://abc7news.com/pets-animals/hundreds-of-corgis-descended-on-san-franciscos-ocean-beach-for-corgi-con/3609685/ (http://abc7news.com/pets-animals/hundreds-of-corgis-descended-on-san-franciscos-ocean-beach-for-corgi-con/3609685/)

Quite a bit of cosplay too :)
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Post by: AzT on June 18, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
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patrickballesteros It's a Monday and there's a lot of news and events taking place in the world that can feel overwhelming at times. So I hope this post finds you in good spirits & brings a smile to your face. Have a phenomenal day everyone!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLDVW4FHFJ/?taken-by=patrickballesteros
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Post by: TardisMom on June 18, 2018, 02:25:56 PM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BkLDVW4FHFJ/?taken-by=patrickballesteros

I can't help but smile at this  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Michael M on June 18, 2018, 05:29:51 PM
Alex Ross in da house!!
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Post by: Michael M on June 20, 2018, 11:04:28 AM
Holy $#@! Disney just up'd their Fox bid to $71 Billion!  That's 71 Billion, with a B!  Dayum!

From CBR, here (https://www.cbr.com/disney-raises-fox-bid-71-billion/ (https://www.cbr.com/disney-raises-fox-bid-71-billion/))
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Post by: chocolateshake on June 20, 2018, 11:50:30 AM
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Holy $#@! Disney just up'd their Fox bid to $71 Billion!  That's 71 Billion, with a B!  Dayum!

From CBR, here (https://www.cbr.com/disney-raises-fox-bid-71-billion/ (https://www.cbr.com/disney-raises-fox-bid-71-billion/))

It's not done.  In this age of scrambling for content, the bidding isn't over.  I think it will go for closer to $80B.  That's if only these two players are in the bidding.  It's limited by how much debt they can get into.  If another player comes in where $71B is just money they have sitting in the bank, even $80B is low.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on June 20, 2018, 02:56:45 PM
In the cute kitty vain

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My new bestie
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Post by: AzT on June 20, 2018, 03:06:46 PM
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In the cute kitty vain

 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180620/2d68ccbf99fd11825f6915d68ac8c30f.jpg)

My new bestie

t-u-r-t-l-e power! ;D

( https://youtu.be/GRtM1jsoNl8 )
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on June 20, 2018, 04:28:12 PM
Looks like you found a new friend, Alyssa!
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Post by: alyssa on June 20, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
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Looks like you found a new friend, Alyssa!

we went to a reptile store... they had a 2 year old iguana I really bonded with for sale. /sigh/ but there is no way i'm in a position to take care of an animal at this point. Maybe in a few months i can begin the search for a 'rescue' animal. I like older animals
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Post by: Transmute Jun on June 20, 2018, 08:03:41 PM
We visited an iguana rescue 'station' in Saint Martin recently. It was really fun to play with them and feed them! I can see why you'd bond with the one you met.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on June 21, 2018, 03:00:26 PM
Reading SDCC news with a tab of Dr Who on Twitch (and I just bought that Blu ray!)

https://www.twitch.tv/twitchpresents?ttid=3c675e4f27

https://twitter.com/io9/status/1009897134768967680
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Post by: Michael M on June 28, 2018, 05:05:43 PM
Anybody seen any news of what this year's WB Animation film might be?  I haven't seen or heard any chatter on ideas at all.
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Post by: semigeekgirl on June 28, 2018, 05:09:41 PM
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Anybody seen any news of what this year's WB Animation film might be?  I haven't seen or heard any chatter on ideas at all.

No chatter, but based on release date I'm assuming it's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Death_of_Superman_(film)
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Post by: mark on June 28, 2018, 05:10:43 PM
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Anybody seen any news of what this year's WB Animation film might be?  I haven't seen or heard any chatter on ideas at all.

My guess would be Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, it has a release date later in July. But that's just a guess and would be much lighter fan than recent years.
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Post by: AzT on July 12, 2018, 02:20:25 PM
8)

Who's Your Doctor:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlJIH_YltAf/?hl=en&taken-by=entertainmentweekly
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Post by: DRWHO42 on July 12, 2018, 02:29:10 PM
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8)

Who's Your Doctor:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlJIH_YltAf/?hl=en&taken-by=entertainmentweekly
Oh my GOODNESS!!! I am buying a few extras! Hopefully I will get one signed down the road!
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Post by: AzT on July 23, 2018, 08:15:34 AM
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sdconventionctr Things you see during @comic_con. Photo Credit: John Wilson

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bli1wx0ntTX/?taken-by=sdconventionctr
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Post by: alyssa on July 23, 2018, 09:30:20 AM
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bli1wx0ntTX/?taken-by=sdconventionctr

THAT is the best! I love that pic
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Post by: brand4d2 on July 23, 2018, 01:16:20 PM
What are the odds (and please feel free to tell me the odds) of their being deaths on the train tracks from San Diego to Los Angeles both yesterday and today?


My trip back home was delayed an hour and 40 min because of this and I knew nothing about either accident until arriving at the station this morning.  It’s as if once SDCC was over, I returned to my regularly scheduled bad luck in real life.   
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Post by: chocolateshake on July 23, 2018, 01:36:55 PM
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What are the odds (and please feel free to tell me the odds) of their being deaths on the train tracks from San Diego to Los Angeles both yesterday and today?


My trip back home was delayed an hour and 40 min because of this and I knew nothing about either accident until arriving at the station this morning.  It’s as if once SDCC was over, I returned to my regularly scheduled bad luck in real life.

It happens all the time.  I used to ride Amtrak in the Bay Area everyday and it was frequent that there was an "incident".  They never told you what was happening but eventually the train rolls slowly by the spot and you see the body bags.  I've had it happen a few times riding the Amtrak between San Diego and LA.  So the odds are good.

As for SDCC being over and things go back to real life, on the trolley ride home last night someone totally high on drugs sat in the row of seats to the left of me.  He wasn't being obnoxious or rude at all.  But it was clear he was out of it.  His eyes were dilated, his face was flushed red and he was trying not to pass out.  He passed out the second the train started rolling.  I think he was homeless since he was kind of dirty and was using a plastic shopping bag for luggage.  The weird part was another much more clearly homeless guy hopped on a couple of stops down, sat next to him and tried to wake him up.  I don't know if they knew each other but at some point the passed out gu'ys smartphone dropped out of his pocket.  The other homeless guy picked it up and put it back in his pocket.  Then at a stop, the awake homeless guy tried to wake up the passed out one, couldn't and hopped off.  The passed out guy was still passed out when I got off.  Trolley back to normal. ;)
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Post by: alyssa on August 07, 2018, 10:38:22 AM
folks may find this fun
it's a tour rider for iggy pop in '06


https://hhhhappy.com/iggy-pops-self-written-tour-rider-for-iggy-and-the-stooges-is-the-best-ever/
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Post by: alyssa on August 25, 2018, 03:23:44 AM
Another fun makeup cosplay

https://www.facebook.com/BeautyWow.KeliNetwork/videos/1049384875230683/
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Post by: Michael M on August 25, 2018, 05:31:46 AM
I think I'm going to dip my toe into the cosplay pool for next year...will have to start planning now tho.
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Post by: jamiesugah on August 29, 2018, 10:20:39 AM
My cousin got married on Monday and he walked down the aisle to the theme from Jurassic Park.  ;D

Also instead of bride/groom figures on their cake, they had dragons.
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Post by: angoradebs on August 29, 2018, 10:38:24 AM
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My cousin got married on Monday and he walked down the aisle to the theme from Jurassic Park.  ;D

Also instead of bride/groom figures on their cake, they had dragons.
When my sister got married, she had us bridesmaids walk down to the hobbit/shire music from Fellowship of the Ring! She herself walked down to some music from Love Actually.

Love the idea of dragon cake toppers!

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Post by: semigeekgirl on August 29, 2018, 11:24:01 AM
Our cake toppers were the Weta statues of Arwen and Aragorn. :)
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Post by: AzT on September 05, 2018, 12:51:27 PM
How much might a star make for a CCI appearance? $75k in this case:

From https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/game-thrones-star-ordered-pay-2m-manager-breaching-contract-1139978 (bold = mine)

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For the seventh season of GoT, Coster-Waldau made $942,857 for each of the seven episodes of the epic drama. His compensation for the eighth season was bumped to $1,066,667 per episode. The actor also got $1.5 million as an advance on a share of the show's profits plus he earned other bonuses — for example, $50,000 when the series' actors earned a nomination for outstanding performance by an ensemble for the SAG Ensemble Awards and $10,000 for the use of his likeness for GoT trading cards. Plus, he had other work: An Apple commercial (he got paid $750,000), a L'Oreal advertisement ($230,000), an appearance at Comic Con ($75,000), and so forth.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 05, 2018, 02:30:48 PM
It sounds like HBO paid the $75K, not CCI.
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Post by: Mel on September 05, 2018, 09:34:01 PM
Did someone think CCI paid?
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Post by: jamiesugah on September 09, 2018, 04:13:40 PM
My parents bought me Thin Mint cupcake mix for Christmas. I finally got around to making them. They are gooooood.
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Post by: mark on September 09, 2018, 05:30:00 PM
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My parents bought me Thin Mint cupcake mix for Christmas. I finally got around to making them. They are gooooood.

That does sound good, they used to have a Thin Mint ice cream that I loved.
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Post by: catvonawesome on September 10, 2018, 04:42:20 PM
Blah. Well, there's a really high chance I won't be doing SDCC next year because I probably have to have some pricey dental surgery. I've been so lucky to be able to go for so many years in a row, but it still bites. I'm planning a trip to Spain, and just coming to an acceptance that I'd rather let go of SDCC for a year if I can only pull off one trip.
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Post by: TardisMom on September 10, 2018, 07:13:20 PM
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Blah. Well, there's a really high chance I won't be doing SDCC next year because I probably have to have some pricey dental surgery. I've been so lucky to be able to go for so many years in a row, but it still bites. I'm planning a trip to Spain, and just coming to an acceptance that I'd rather let go of SDCC for a year if I can only pull off one trip.

I'm so sorry!  Dental work is soooo expensive!!  I hope it goes well, and that you have a fabulous time in Spain  :)
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Post by: catvonawesome on September 11, 2018, 01:23:02 PM
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I'm so sorry!  Dental work is soooo expensive!!  I hope it goes well, and that you have a fabulous time in Spain  :)

Uggh it really is! I'm debating in my head whether I should get a badge just in case, but I'd rather just put that money towards whatever I owe the dentist. But, then sometimes miracles happen so maybe I should try for a badge anyway.
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Post by: mark on September 11, 2018, 02:14:06 PM
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Uggh it really is! I'm debating in my head whether I should get a badge just in case, but I'd rather just put that money towards whatever I owe the dentist. But, then sometimes miracles happen so maybe I should try for a badge anyway.

Best wishes on the dental work! You can always cancel the badges, you'll still end up paying 10% of the original cost but you would still have the flexibility.
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Post by: AzT on September 12, 2018, 11:23:58 AM
Future Sr. Software Engineer/Developer, take note and prepare to camp out (bold = mine):

https://comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

https://www.comic-con.org/sr-software-engineer-developer

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Sr. Software Engineer/Developer

The opening for a Sr. Software Engineer/Developer is at San Diego Comic Convention, reporting to our Chief Technology Officer, in our San Diego office. Email your resume to [email protected] if interested.

The person in the role will create software and required documentation as directed. They will also maintain existing systems, create tools, do research as requested, and keep current on the programming languages and tools required to stay current.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Create software tools for internal and external use
    Maintain the existing environments and programs/tools
    Research and evaluate solutions to issues both software and otherwise as requested
    Perform a variety of tasks in a variety of roles as requested

Education

    High school diploma

Technical Skills:

    Strong knowledge of front-end technologies, such as jQuery / JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
    Strong knowledge of NodeJS and related technologies a plus
    Strong knowledge of PHP and other web frameworks
    Write clean, concise and well designed code
    Troubleshoot, test and maintain legacy code and systems
    Understanding of MVC design patterns
    Experience implementing external APIs and RESTful web services
    Understanding accessibility and security compliance as well as common PHP and webservers exploits
    and their solutions
    Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
    User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
    UNIX/Linux experience
    Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
    Skilled in current operating systems, OSX, LINUX, WINDOWS
    Familiarity with AWS and other cloud based service and architecture
    Familiarity with current network architectures
    Creating database schemas that represent and support business processes
    Proficient in SQL database languages - MySQL preferred
    Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
    Ability to write reports, summaries and technical documentation of new and existing tools or systems

People Skills

    Ability to follow instructions, both verbal and written
    Ability to work in a team environment
    Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in written and verbal communications
    Ability to take constructive feedback and make adjustments as requested/directed

Experience

    3+ years experience creating software using tools listed above
    2+ years experience with cloud based environments
    2+ years experience with current networking technologies

Work Environment
Year Round

    Professional office environment

On site (Conventions):

    Overnight stays required throughout each convention
    Help keep track of convention hardware used on site
    Transport equipment as required
    Install equipment as required
    Troubleshoot equipment
    Lift items up to 50lbs
    Extended periods of standing on your feet may be required
    Perform additional tasks as requested
    Setup printers and debug/fix printing issues
    Repair/debug network and connectivity issues

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Post by: alyssa on September 12, 2018, 01:40:58 PM
i'm not knowledgeable about if someone like this exists or how plentiful that skill set might be, but I can say that's a robust list of requirements
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Post by: catvonawesome on September 14, 2018, 07:37:14 AM
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Best wishes on the dental work! You can always cancel the badges, you'll still end up paying 10% of the original cost but you would still have the flexibility.

Thanks! and yeah, I'm really leaning towards "get badge just in case." I can always do last minute airfare and a not downtown hotel if I can make it happen.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 14, 2018, 08:49:26 AM
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Thanks! and yeah, I'm really le

I completely agree. And you can refund the badge into May.
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Post by: mark on September 14, 2018, 10:03:59 AM
Just the world reminding me that I don't have a PS4 :(

(This is outside a Sony building near where I live.)

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Post by: chocolateshake on September 14, 2018, 12:17:21 PM
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Just the world reminding me that I don't have a PS4 :(

(This is outside a Sony building near where I live.)

Is that Foster City?

Did you hear about the coupon stacking at Target a couple of months ago?  After stacking six 15% off coupons and a $20 off coupon, the PS4 Pro was $130.  The regular PS4 was even cheaper.  Needless to say, every PS4, Xbox and Switch was sold out online and at every Target store in the country.
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Post by: AzT on September 21, 2018, 10:10:10 AM
;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn956H3A0d9/?hl=en&taken-by=comicconla
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Post by: alyssa on September 23, 2018, 03:09:56 PM
On the subject of tricking out reptile tanks

Oh I have some fun art statues..... and maybe some freebie toys.... this is going to be fun.

That is Budlet in the background.
For the powershell types, it’s a play on cmdlets

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Post by: SamTurtledove on October 06, 2018, 09:31:23 PM
Hallmark

from https://corporate.hallmark.com/news-article/popminded-hallmark-introduces-limited-availability-products-2018-events/

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A limited number of 2018 exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC.

At the end of the 2018 convention season in October, any remaining stock of the year’s exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com.


Update, no time mentioned yet, I expect the SDCC/NYCC/STLV Convention ornaments.

Oct 8th.  Keepsake Ornament Club Members only.

Oct ??  PopMinded Sale?


(From KOC email newsletter)

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Update 10/8:

Lando and Lobot sold out

https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club/star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back-lando-calrissian-and-lobot-ornaments-set-of-2-1QMP4047.html



Star Trek: The Animated Series Lieutenant Arex and Lieutenant M'Ress Ornaments, Set of 2


https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club/star-trek-the-animated-series-lieutenant-arex-and-lieutenant-mress-ornaments-set-of-2-1QMP4046.html



Iron Giant


https://www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club/ready-player-one-the-iron-giant-metal-ornament-1QMP4045.html




No pins or itty bittys.
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Post by: alyssa on October 18, 2018, 10:14:07 AM
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This is going to cause a LOT of anxiety until I stop going to San Diego College Continuing Ed
and can unsubscribe
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Post by: Michael M on October 18, 2018, 04:41:33 PM
Shouldn't that then be SDCCED?
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Post by: alyssa on October 18, 2018, 05:46:23 PM
SD college continuing ed
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Post by: alyssa on October 25, 2018, 05:00:48 PM
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Post by: alyssa on October 25, 2018, 05:03:51 PM
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2 img's that are great per-cursers to the exams tonight & tomorrow
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Post by: mark on October 25, 2018, 05:12:30 PM
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Is that Foster City?

Did you hear about the coupon stacking at Target a couple of months ago?  After stacking six 15% off coupons and a $20 off coupon, the PS4 Pro was $130.  The regular PS4 was even cheaper.  Needless to say, every PS4, Xbox and Switch was sold out online and at every Target store in the country.

Sorry, missed your post. That is Foster City :) We live over by Half Moon Bay so it's one of our closer shopping areas.

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2 img's that are great per-cursers to the exams tonight & tomorrow

Good luck!
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Post by: chocolateshake on October 26, 2018, 03:59:13 PM
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Sorry, missed your post. That is Foster City :) We live over by Half Moon Bay so it's one of our closer shopping areas.

Decades ago when I first moved up to the Bay Area from San Diego, I felt the need to stroll on the beach.  I used to stroll along La Jolla shores almost daily before moving up.  So I sought out the closest beach.  That was Half Moon Bay.  About a half a mile down the beach I felt like digging a hole in the sand and crawling in.  It was so cold.

My go to beach ended up being Capitola.  A bit of a drive but at least warm.  To bring that back to sci-fi, Capitola is next to Monterrey where they filmed the aquarium scenes for Star Trek IV.
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Post by: alyssa on October 26, 2018, 08:38:46 PM
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Good luck!

thx- both of the tests went well - due to a great grounding in ip addressing & subnetting. Server basics class starts on monday - something tells me more coffee will be needed LOL ;)
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Post by: AzT on October 31, 2018, 01:13:51 PM
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transformerstcg GRIMMEST LOCK WISH YOU VERY HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND REMIND YOU THAT TRICKS AND TREATS NOT NECESSARILY MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpnEKdWgOd3/?taken-by=transformerstcg
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Post by: AzT on November 21, 2018, 12:46:00 PM
8)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqcbECZlNOM/
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Post by: accelerate on January 09, 2019, 11:18:59 AM
How many of you guys get regular dreams of SDCC?

Me, I always have this one particular dream: I'm in San Diego for Comic Con, but things keep coming up, like I'm at an offsite, or I'm lounging in the hotel room, or I'm wandering through the Gaslamp, and then suddenly it's Saturday, and I realize I haven't even stepped foot inside the convention center yet. So I've wasted half my time without ever actually attending SDCC. I have this particular dream maybe once every two months or so. It's always a variation of the same Comic Con dream.

I bring this up now because I had another such dream last night, except this time, as I realize I haven't gone inside the convention center yet, I am telling my friend this was just like the dream I always have about missing most of the convention. So did I just get Inception'd by referencing this particular dream in a dream about this dream?
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Post by: catvonawesome on January 18, 2019, 10:11:35 AM
Just popping in to say and HI everybody! It is super, super weird to not be planning for SDCC this year. On one hand, I'm super bummed my group got shut out of badge sale, but on the other hand, I just gave my periodontist $4k so maybe I'm ok not having the comic con expenses coming up.

anyway! I miss the anxiety and stress of sdcc!!! hahaha

and You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login , Yes, I had those dreams all the time. Like I would be lugging my suitcase around the exhibit floor trying to find a hotel and then realize I never got a hotel room. Or, I have no idea where my badge is. And then I'll think...how did I even get here? I don't remember the flight!!! And then I wake up. haha
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Post by: TardisMom on January 18, 2019, 05:22:43 PM
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Just popping in to say and HI everybody! It is super, super weird to not be planning for SDCC this year. On one hand, I'm super bummed my group got shut out of badge sale, but on the other hand, I just gave my periodontist $4k so maybe I'm ok not having the comic con expenses coming up.

anyway! I miss the anxiety and stress of sdcc!!! hahaha

I hope your dental issue is taken care of!  That's no fun, the procedure and the payment both!

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How many of you guys get regular dreams of SDCC?

Me, I always have this one particular dream: I'm in San Diego for Comic Con, but things keep coming up, like I'm at an offsite, or I'm lounging in the hotel room, or I'm wandering through the Gaslamp, and then suddenly it's Saturday, and I realize I haven't even stepped foot inside the convention center yet. So I've wasted half my time without ever actually attending SDCC. I have this particular dream maybe once every two months or so. It's always a variation of the same Comic Con dream.

I bring this up now because I had another such dream last night, except this time, as I realize I haven't gone inside the convention center yet, I am telling my friend this was just like the dream I always have about missing most of the convention. So did I just get Inception'd by referencing this particular dream in a dream about this dream?

My dreams tend to be about airplanes.  I'm late, I can't find my seat, random line standing, etc.  But I haven't had one lately so I must be due.

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Post by: mickeyjack3 on January 19, 2019, 12:57:11 AM
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All the time when I plan for the two July conventions I attend.  People don't really know how intense it is to go a large convention.  Ha ha.

"Seriously, you start working on stuff this early?!"   (I get this all the time when I explain Comic-Con and Anime Expo.)
I’m seriously already 90% packed for SDCC. My cosplay is already to go.


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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 19, 2019, 08:57:06 AM
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I’m seriously already 90% packed for SDCC. My cosplay is already to go.

Whoo hoo! What's the cosplay? Are you planning on any test runs at spring cons?
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on January 19, 2019, 10:12:27 AM
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Whoo hoo! What's the cosplay? Are you planning on any test runs at spring cons?
No WonderCon for me this year. A visit to a daughter in Texas is in the cards this spring. Golden Age Flash will make an appearance at SDCC this year. You?


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Post by: Transmute Jun on January 20, 2019, 11:57:34 AM
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No WonderCon for me this year. A visit to a daughter in Texas is in the cards this spring. Golden Age Flash will make an appearance at SDCC this year. You?

You could try to find a small con local to you to test out the costume. Sounds great! I will be on the looking for you at SDCC!

I have a Handmaid costume that I tested out at NYCC last fall. It looked great, but had a few 'wearability' issues, so I'm making some fixes and it will go through another run at ECCC. Hopefully it will all be straightened out by SDCC!
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Post by: perc2100 on January 21, 2019, 11:15:31 AM
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How many of you guys get regular dreams of SDCC?

Me, I always have this one particular dream: I'm in San Diego for Comic Con, but things keep coming up, like I'm at an offsite, or I'm lounging in the hotel room, or I'm wandering through the Gaslamp, and then suddenly it's Saturday, and I realize I haven't even stepped foot inside the convention center yet. So I've wasted half my time without ever actually attending SDCC. I have this particular dream maybe once every two months or so. It's always a variation of the same Comic Con dream.

I bring this up now because I had another such dream last night, except this time, as I realize I haven't gone inside the convention center yet, I am telling my friend this was just like the dream I always have about missing most of the convention. So did I just get Inception'd by referencing this particular dream in a dream about this dream?

I don't have Con dreams this early.  Maybe during Pre-Reg and Reg, but I don't typically have any panic dreams until July/late June.  I had a dream last July that for some reason my then 3 year old was somehow in the panels with me for PREDATOR and HALLOWEEN and I knew 1) I was probably freaking him out and 2) my wife was gonna kill me.  The week of, I'll have Con-dreams about stuff like forgetting my badge on Saturday morning, or somehow screwing up line-up plans.  I'm local so I don't have to worry about flights, or hotels or anything: just badges for the fam+friends & parking.

This year I suspect I'll have a lot of Con dreams, if not sleepless nights.  For well over a decade I've been taking a good friend of mine and his son on Sunday.  My buddy has been sick since I've known him, due to toxic chemical exposure when he was in the army (and other things).  This fall he was diagnosed with cancer that has been extremely aggressive, and the time we've been dreading for roughly 15 years seems very close to happening.  There's a very good possibility he won't be alive this year by the time Comic-Con rolls around, or at best incapacitated.  Even though he and his family live in another county from San Diego nowadays (Temecula), I'll be damned if I don't do everything possible to at least make sure his son goes with us to Comic-Con this year.  But this is going to be a hard year for me, short of some sort of miraculous health improvement. 
I know, of course, On a long enough timeline the survival rate for all of us drops to zero ($.02 to whomever wrote the screenplay to FIGHT CLUB).  It'll just take some time for me to get used to the idea that the survival rate for my good buddy is rapidly approaching zero.

*edit*
I don't mean to derail the thread with a bummer.  I know return you to our regularly scheduled bit of Comic-Con fun and escapism  ;)
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Post by: Mario Wario on February 05, 2019, 10:42:48 AM
Lol!

As a Spidey fan, I want that!  :D
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Love it!
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8)

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Peter Porker the Spectaular Spider-Ham! 

They really didn't think through his name when they created him.  :)
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Post by: AzT on February 18, 2019, 12:02:21 PM
Future Programming Staff Member, they're playing your song:

https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

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Temporary Programming Staff Member

San Diego Comic Convention is looking for a Temporary Programming Staff Member. The long term assignment will start in late February/early March 2019 until the end of August 2019. The programming department is responsible for putting together all aspects of the Convention’s pop culture panels featuring a wide variety of topics and diverse panelists, as well as specialty events, i.e. eSports. The selected individual will be involved in the office tasks and projects to get prepared for the Conventions, as well as onsite duties for both WonderCon and Comic-Con. WonderCon takes place at the end of March and Comic-Con is at the end of July. 2019 is our 50th Comic-Con Show.

In the office, tasks and projects could range from gathering and organizing supplies, to putting pertinent information on Excel spreadsheets, to doing website edits. We rely on over 60 volunteers during WonderCon and over 120 volunteers during Comic-Con, so tasks will include preparing materials for volunteers to use, knowing how they’re asked to use them, and knowing the guidelines they’re asked to follow when managing a panel room. There may also be special pop culture convention research projects given to this staff member by the Senior Director.

Working onsite at WonderCon is a training opportunity for the temporary staff member, This person will shadow one or more Programming team members to observe how they manage panel rooms, answer questions, respond to calls, handle giveaways and technical checks, and give room announcements (if needed). Once at Comic-Con, the staff member will be assigned specific panel/event venues to oversee at surrounding hotels and other offsite locations.

The skills and knowledge that a qualified candidate must have include:

    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
    Experience with Google Applications, esp. Drive, Sheets, Docs, and Calendar
    Strong organizational skills (ability to prioritize tasks)
    Strong time management skills (deadline-driven)
    Strong oral and electronic communications skills
    Ability to balance working with a team and independently
    Strong customer-service skills
    Must have comics and pop culture knowledge
    eSports knowledge is a plus

The background and experience that the candidate must have include:

    Experience planning and executing events for an organization or client
    Experience leading a team of adults
    Experience collaborating with others to plan and execute an event

Other relevant people skills include:

    Being calm under pressure
    Ability to take and follow-through on instructions
    Being comfortable with acknowledging what they don’t know and taking the next step, which is to seek the proper
    channel to get that information.

Please submit a cover letter and resume for review to [email protected]
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Post by: alyssa on March 06, 2019, 09:04:18 PM
Tonight's entertainment.... Getting ready for Wonder con(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/4621c7540008e67af67f7a347da824ba.jpg)

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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 06, 2019, 09:09:40 PM
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Tonight's entertainment.... Getting ready for Wonder con(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/4621c7540008e67af67f7a347da824ba.jpg)

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Jealous. Will be there next year.


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Post by: chocolateshake on March 06, 2019, 11:15:39 PM
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Tonight's entertainment.... Getting ready for Wonder con(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/4621c7540008e67af67f7a347da824ba.jpg)

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I was there tonight as well.  When you were Tweeting that, I was getting a cookie.
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Post by: alyssa on March 07, 2019, 07:41:52 AM
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I was there tonight as well.  When you were Tweeting that, I was getting a cookie.
those cookies....
//i ate 2
we talked in the theatre, right?
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on March 07, 2019, 07:43:10 AM
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those cookies....
//i ate 2
we talked in the theatre, right?
Alyssa, thanks for spelling theatre correctly.


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Post by: alyssa on March 07, 2019, 07:59:05 AM
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LOL
i'm an theatre rat by nature (one is never an ex theatre person ;) )
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Post by: perc2100 on March 07, 2019, 08:14:11 AM
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It's gonna be a bummer when they have to close up shop next October to gut the insides and start construction.  I've loved all the programming that's been offered in the last year or so and it will end in mid-October (my wife is hosting an Arts educators conference in Balboa Park using CCI Museum as one of the venues, and her event will be the last one before it closes for construction).  I missed this event, but it looked really cool
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Post by: chocolateshake on March 07, 2019, 02:02:43 PM
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those cookies....
//i ate 2
we talked in the theatre, right?

No, we missed each other again. Maybe at comic fest. You're going to that right?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Angology on April 02, 2019, 05:00:32 PM
At Alamo Drafthouse for the first two episodes of Cloak and Dagger, season 2! So excited for the new season. Plus, we get $5 off our order and a free drink and popcorn. Thanks Freeform!

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Post by: jamiesugah on April 08, 2019, 12:53:53 PM
Any Empire Records fans here? HAPPY REX MANNING DAY!
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Post by: Angology on April 08, 2019, 01:10:59 PM
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Any Empire Records fans here? HAPPY REX MANNING DAY!
LOL! Love that movie. My Facebook friends have also been wishing everyone Happy Rex Manning day. I love the soundtrack from that movie even more!

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Post by: jamiesugah on April 08, 2019, 06:30:26 PM
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LOL! Love that movie. My Facebook friends have also been wishing everyone Happy Rex Manning day. I love the soundtrack from that movie even more!

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My sister and I made our own soundtrack ages ago because a lot of our favorite tracks didn't make it onto the official one.
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Post by: alyssa on April 13, 2019, 05:49:30 PM
has anyone ever gotten a blanket made from old t-shirts?

i ran across this site... & thought it'd be fun to make a sci-fi themed blanket...

https://www.projectrepat.com/products/project-repat-t-shirt-quilt?variant=4341982785
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: accelerate on April 13, 2019, 06:39:43 PM
So nothing to do with comic conventions, but earlier today I was at the expo for the Boston Marathon at the Hynes Convention Center, and I had serious flashbacks to SDCC. 15-20min line to get in, lines being directed through a labyrinth of hallways and escalators, 10-15 min lines to buy things, no walking room as it felt like we’re all part of a pack of sardines. It seriously had the same claustrophobic feelings of the SD convention center at its busiest.
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 13, 2019, 06:41:43 PM
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has anyone ever gotten a blanket made from old t-shirts?

i ran across this site... & thought it'd be fun to make a sci-fi themed blanket...

https://www.projectrepat.com/products/project-repat-t-shirt-quilt?variant=4341982785
That’s an awesome idea! I’ve got dozens of great shirts from Cons that are just sitting in drawers.


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Post by: clarrkkent on April 17, 2019, 04:45:18 PM
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has anyone ever gotten a blanket made from old t-shirts?

i ran across this site... & thought it'd be fun to make a sci-fi themed blanket...

https://www.projectrepat.com/products/project-repat-t-shirt-quilt?variant=4341982785

I see a project in my wife’s future! She’s always looking for something and this sounds awesome.


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 12:48:25 PM
So now that the hotel is settled, my next thought was "oh crap, I only have 87 days to pack."   ???
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Post by: alyssa on April 18, 2019, 12:58:51 PM
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So now that the hotel is settled, my next thought was "oh crap, I only have 87 days to pack."   ???
i'm ramping up to a ACE parking lottery panic. i don't know what i'm going to do if i dnon't get close parking- but then i've got to deal with how to get my car home if i've had drinks.... :o :( ???
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Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 01:01:00 PM
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i'm ramping up to a ACE parking lottery panic

Would Lyft/Uber be cheaper for you?  Honestly I don't drive so I don't know about cost comparisons.  But a friend of mine lives near Mission Valley and it was like $20 each way including tip.  So depending on price and location.... it miiiight be cheaper.
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Post by: alyssa on April 18, 2019, 01:08:03 PM
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Would Lyft/Uber be cheaper for you?  Honestly I don't drive so I don't know about cost comparisons.  But a friend of mine lives near Mission Valley and it was like $20 each way including tip.  So depending on price and location.... it miiiight be cheaper.
yeah, but then there's the 'what to do with my stuff'--- thx for an cost of the lyft, i hadn't priced it out yet.
it just seems like sdcc is soooo fraught with 'stress'.... /sigh .... I wish i could just sleep for a week.

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Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 01:18:38 PM
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yeah, but then there's the 'what to do with my stuff'--- thx for an cost of the lyft, i hadn't priced it out yet.
it just seems like sdcc is soooo fraught with 'stress'.... /sigh .... I wish i could just sleep for a week.

Worst comes to worse, there may be friends willing to stash stuff in their rooms.  I know people are super busy though so it's not always convenient.  But it's a thing to consider.

Too bad there weren't lockers nearby.  Some big train stations have them, but not the little trolley stops ):
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Post by: clarrkkent on April 18, 2019, 01:20:33 PM
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So now that the hotel is settled, my next thought was "oh crap, I only have 87 days to pack."   ???

Yeah. Maaaaaaybe I’ll start packing a few hours before my flight. Maaaaaaaaybe.


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Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 18, 2019, 01:22:52 PM
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So now that the hotel is settled, my next thought was "oh crap, I only have 87 days to pack."   ???
I was 80% packed a week after I got badges. What’s wrong with us?


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 01:42:59 PM
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I was 80% packed a week after I got badges. What’s wrong with us?


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During my first SDCC I was like 80% packed like 6 months ahead of time.  I don't know man. I just don't know.  I've clearly become me relaxed now.  88 days...  see? I'm chill. I'm TOTALLY CHILL.  ???
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 18, 2019, 01:46:41 PM
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During my first SDCC I was like 80% packed like 6 months ahead of time.  I don't know man. I just don't know.  I've clearly become me relaxed now.  88 days...  see? I'm chill. I'm TOTALLY CHILL.  ???
LOL!


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on April 18, 2019, 01:57:26 PM
I don't think I've completely unpacked from last year
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Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 02:10:00 PM
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I don't think I've completely unpacked from last year

Honestly same.  There are some things that stay in my travel bag year round.  But I need to open up everything, shake it out, maybe spritz some stuff* with Febreeze, and then go from there lol.


*note: the "some stuff" isn't clothes.  Those have been actually washed lol.
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 18, 2019, 02:34:24 PM
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Honestly same.  There are some things that stay in my travel bag year round.  But I need to open up everything, shake it out, maybe spritz some stuff* with Febreeze, and then go from there lol.


*note: the "some stuff" isn't clothes.  Those have been actually washed lol.

There are clothes (mostly shirts) that I only typically wear at Cons. They get washed and repacked in my Con duffle the day after I get back. So, I guess I'm in the same state of always being packed for the next year as well. That, and I always wash my Superman "beverage" thermos and repack it as well. :)
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Post by: Angel_ on April 18, 2019, 02:53:59 PM
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There are clothes (mostly shirts) that I only typically wear at Cons. They get washed and repacked in my Con duffle the day after I get back. So, I guess I'm in the same state of always being packed for the next year as well. That, and I always wash my Superman "beverage" thermos and repack it as well. :)

For me the stuff that stays is usually my toiletry bag (sometimes with extra toiletries, sometimes empty), my travel pillow and travel blanket, my extra wall plugs, and a stack of business cards.
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Post by: Transmute Jun on April 18, 2019, 03:55:05 PM
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I don't think I've completely unpacked from last year

One year, a wonderful FoCC person gave me a Fantastic Beasts wand (from the Hall H panel) at the Sunday dinner. I carefully wrapped it in a t-shirt and put it inside a pair of tall boots my husband was using for cosplay. When I went to pack costumes for SDCC the following year, I found it again...  ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on April 18, 2019, 05:53:05 PM
I've got various portfolios where I put comics, small prints etc. Usually I'll have gone to another con by now and emptied them out beforehand but not this year.  But yeah, there are always some nice surprises that I've totally forgotten about.
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Post by: ccparka on April 19, 2019, 12:39:51 PM
So what do you guys use for condensing your stuff while packing? I'm going through my two suitcases this weekend to get an idea of which is bigger to take/can fit the most items in them if I get either a compression pack of a packing cube, but I don't have the best luck with compression packs?
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Post by: Michael M on April 19, 2019, 01:03:36 PM
I use...

another suitcase...I pack a small suitcase, then put it in the larger one, and bring that w/me, so that I have a big suitcase for swag when going home.

Or, same kinda thing, put a collapsible back in your suitcase, then you can use that for coming home.
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Post by: stl_ben on April 19, 2019, 01:07:08 PM
Suitcase in a suitcase, only way to SDCC.
Plus my 4 year old daughter gets 2 suitcases....and her clothes are tiny.
But then again 2 years ago when we went she got so many damn free Ugly Doll toys that it filled up like half a suitcase alone.
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Post by: Angel_ on April 19, 2019, 01:09:14 PM
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So what do you guys use for condensing your stuff while packing? I'm going through my two suitcases this weekend to get an idea of which is bigger to take/can fit the most items in them if I get either a compression pack of a packing cube, but I don't have the best luck with compression packs?

I use both packing cubes and other "bags" to segment things so they fit neatly.  I find it easier to put rectangles on to of rectangles and play a sort of Tetris style game with my suitcase than just letting everything float loosely.  It's also easier when arriving to my destination since I know exactly what is where instead of just swimming through a sea of things.

Also? I roll my clothes when placing them in my packing cubes/bags.  I've found that takes up less space than folding clothing.

If you are bringing an extra pair of shoes, you can also store things inside those shoes. 

Buy travel sized toiletries or small bottles to put just enough of your toiletries in to take with you.

Bring an empty bag with you (like a duffel bag) so that when you come back you have more space for all the stuff you accumulate,
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on April 19, 2019, 01:20:26 PM
Rolling clothes and packing things inside your shoes are both good suggestions. I do the Tetris thing too. After enough Cons, I’ve got a system down to fit everything just so and with space for swag in my go bag that I use daily at the Con for on the way home.


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mario Wario on April 20, 2019, 03:23:24 PM
https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-11-ash-evil-dead-dlc/

Be quite something if this turns out to be true. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Post by: alyssa on April 20, 2019, 05:33:24 PM
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https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-11-ash-evil-dead-dlc/

Be quite something if this turns out to be true. You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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you can start a vid game thread..... ;)
an admin might even be tempted to pin it //hintHint
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: jamiesugah on April 20, 2019, 06:50:07 PM
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I use...

another suitcase...I pack a small suitcase, then put it in the larger one, and bring that w/me, so that I have a big suitcase for swag when going home.

I do this as well.
Title: Random Chat
Post by: clarrkkent on April 20, 2019, 06:59:18 PM
We do the opposite. Bring the smallest roll-a-board that can reasonably fit just the things we need. Our goal is to deter ourselves from acquiring too much. We already have too many wall length shelves filled with toys that kids can only look at. The museum as they call it. And, not really any more room for art on our walls.

Although last year, we just ended up shipping a box via fed-ex, soooo...yeah, didn’t quite work out.


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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on April 20, 2019, 07:34:15 PM
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https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-11-ash-evil-dead-dlc/

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Looks interesting, but the link leads to an error page... :(
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Post by: Mario Wario on April 20, 2019, 09:39:37 PM
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Looks interesting, but the link leads to an error page... :(
Yeah, for some reason it’s not working when sharing on the forum, yet on messenger, texting or on another forum the link is working fine. I don’t know what is going on... :/

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Okay. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on April 20, 2019, 10:13:19 PM
Oddly if you open the link as a private window it works, at least for me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: TravT77 on April 21, 2019, 04:33:22 AM
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https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-11-ash-evil-dead-dlc/

Be quite something if this turns out to be true.
Oooooor.........(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/6d37c364128bc20c41b5c3b074a046ca.jpg)

I mean, it doesn’t really specify and this would be hilarious!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on April 21, 2019, 07:22:54 AM
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Oddly if you open the link as a private window it works, at least for me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
agreed... i've noted it in an 'odd technical occurrences on the forum' thread
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Post by: rickythump on April 22, 2019, 09:31:13 AM
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https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-11-ash-evil-dead-dlc/

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Pretty sure it's true. People datamined the Switch version and found tons of stuff this weekend. If you don't mind spoilers, check out r/mortalkombatleaks if you want to see everything.

No visuals/rendering yet, but the amount of data found that point to Ashy can't really be disputed. First guest character I've actually been excited for, haha.
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Post by: SamTurtledove on April 27, 2019, 11:14:07 AM
Disney Channel Fan Fest 2019


https://youtu.be/MBYyd6gny5Q
Cavalcade Parade Live Stream replay


(https://cdn1.parksmedia.wdprapps.disney.com/media/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/DCFF_Instagram_Schedule_Sessions_1080X10802-1024x1024.png)

https://youtu.be/Ovk7nFaWR68

Panel Live Stream schedule

Panels and Times:

12p PDT Just Roll With It
1p PDT BUNK'D, Coop & Cami Ask the World, and Sydney to the Max
2p PDT Andi Mack and Raven's Home
3p PDT DuckTales, Big City Greens, and Amphibia
5p PDT Disney Channel Voices Concert
6p PDT Descendants 3

15 minutes into the hour and not seen anything yet!
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Post by: AzT on April 29, 2019, 09:41:21 AM
Future Senior PHP Developer & QA Engineer, take note:

https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

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Senior PHP Developer

We are looking for a PHP Developer responsible for managing front and back-end services and the interchange of data between the server and the users. Your primary focus will be the development of all server-side logic, definition and maintenance of the central database, and ensuring high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end. You will also be responsible for creating and integrating front-end elements.

Responsibilities

    Develop, record and maintain cutting edge web-based PHP applications
    Ensure HTML, CSS, and shared JavaScript is valid and consistent across applications
    Prepare and maintain all applications utilizing standard development tools
    Utilize backend data services and contribute to increase existing data services API
    Participate in the web application development life cycle right from concept stage to delivery and post launch support
    Refactor, optimize and improve the existing codebase for maintenance and scale
    Use test driven development and acceptance tests to ensure feature quality
    Interface with customer and internal teams to gather requirements and develop software solutions
    Convey effectively with all task progress, evaluations, suggestions, schedules along with technical and process issues
    Document the development process, architecture, and standard components
    Coordinate with co-developers and keeps project manager well informed of the status of development effort and serves
    as liaison between development staff and project manager
    Keep abreast of new trends and best practices in web development

PHP Developer requirements and qualifications

    Previous working experience as a PHP Developer for 6 years
    User authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
    Integration of multiple data sources and databases into one system
    Familiarity with limitations of PHP as a platform and its workarounds
    Proficient in PHP, HTML5, JavaScript, JQuery Expert
    Experience with PHP MVC frameworks
    Excellent relational database skills with MySQL
    Experience with building restful JSON web services
    Knowledge of API's
    Understanding of responsive design frameworks


QA Engineer 

We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer to develop our QA processes, and develop detailed test cases, and assisting in helping us migrate to automated testing.

QA engineer responsibilities include designing and implementing tests, debugging and defining corrective actions. You will also review system requirements and track quality assurance metrics (e.g. defect densities and open defect counts.)

The QA technician role plays an important part in our company’s product development process. Our ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting tests before releasing projects for internal or end user/customer testing to ensure software runs smoothly.

QA Engineer Responsibilities

    Creating detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
    Estimating, prioritizing, planning and coordinating quality testing activities
    Working closely with engineering team, and end users to ensure needs are being met
    Participate in the creation of development team tasking protocols, from bug tests and feature requests, to greenfield
    project requirements documents
    Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
    Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
    Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools where appropriate, perform manual testing
    where appropriate.
    Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs in JIRA
    Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
    Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
    Monitor debugging process results
    Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
    Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
    Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies

Requirements

    Proven work experience in software development
    Proven work experience in software quality assurance
    Experience with Atlassian products, Confluence/JIRA
    Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
    Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
    Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
    Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
    Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
    Familiarity of cloud based (AWS/AZURE,etc) architectures
    Experience in testing both internal and external applications and tools
    Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
    Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
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Post by: rabbitwarren on May 07, 2019, 10:48:30 AM
Amazon Go, Amazon's no cashier, no checkout convenience store, opened in NYC in Brookfield Place.  The line to actually get into the store (~10 minutes) was longer than the amount of time I spent in the store, which was 1m 30s.  How do I know the precise time?  The app told me  :o
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Post by: Chris on May 08, 2019, 04:54:49 PM
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Future Senior PHP Developer & QA Engineer, take note:

https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

QA?  Like westworld?  :)
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Post by: alyssa on May 08, 2019, 05:04:39 PM
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QA?  Like westworld?  :)

HAHA
//paid to break software  >:D  >:D
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Post by: mark on May 09, 2019, 10:49:29 AM
Got this shirt as a "gift" from the QA department at a previous job

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Post by: AzT on May 09, 2019, 11:40:39 PM
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sdcc_2019 "Escape room" with Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Anthony Mackie and Benedict Cumberbatch !!! @avengers
#Avengers #AvengersEndGame

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Post by: Chris on May 10, 2019, 07:36:42 PM
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Got this shirt as a "gift" from the QA department at a previous job

(https://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/carousel/f141_coder_dd.jpg)

When else is the right time to test code?  :)
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Post by: AzT on May 15, 2019, 10:22:18 AM
Future HR Generalist & Communications and Marketing Coordinator, go!

From https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

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HR Generalist

The human resource generalist is responsible for performing HR-related duties on a professional level and works closely with senior HR management in supporting designated geographic regions. This position carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: benefits administration, employee relations, training, performance management, onboarding, policy implementation, recruitment/employment, affirmative action and employment law compliance.
Essential Functions

    Administers various human resource plans and procedures for all organization personnel; assists in the development
    and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains the employee handbook and the
    policies and procedures manual.
    Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
    Performs benefits administration, including claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and
    communicating benefits information to employees.
    Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 report annually; and maintains other records, reports
    and logs to conform to EEO regulations.
    Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel, students and temporary employees; conducts
    new-employee orientations; monitors career-pathing program; and writes and places advertisements.
    Handles employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing.
    Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings and seminars.
    Maintains company organization charts and the employee directory.
    Assists in evaluation of reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends
    new approaches, policies and procedures to continually improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
    Maintains human resource information system records and compiles reports from the database.
    Maintains compliance with federal, state and local employment and benefits laws and regulations.

Competencies

    Communication.
    Consultation. 
    Ethical Practice.
    Global & Cultural Awareness.
    HR Expertise.
    Relationship Management.

Required Education and Experience

[Indicate education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity. See example below.]

    A bachelor's degree and three to five years of HR experience, or a master's degree in HR management and two years
    of experience in the HR field, or seven years of experience in the HR field, or any similar combination of education and   
    experience.
    PHR.


Communications and Marketing Coordinator

The Communications and Marketing Coordinator works in concert with the rest of the department to increase positive brand awareness through various mediums. The person in this role also works to find new opportunities that strengthen the brand domestically and abroad. In order to achieve these goals, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator conducts market research and reviews industry news to have a firm grasp of the market. Additionally, this role assists the CCSO in a variety of ways to ensure the execution of the department’s plans.
Responsibilities/Projects

    Advertising and promotional campaigns for WonderCon and Comic-Con
    Media Monitoring
    Surveys
    Onsite press

Required Education and Experience

    A BS/BA degree from an accredited college/university
    A minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in marketing, sales or communications or internship in related area
    Knowledge of Statistics and Analytical Skills
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Level headed problem solver with professional service-oriented attitude
    Basic understanding of marketing concepts
    Team Player, Organized, Adaptable and Dependable
    Attention to Detail and Follow Through

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Post by: jamiesugah on May 16, 2019, 11:49:33 AM
My work cafeteria had a bread tasting today. IT WAS AMAZING.
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Post by: alyssa on May 16, 2019, 02:27:23 PM
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Future HR Generalist & Communications and Marketing Coordinator, go!

From https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities


uggg, marketing, why'd it have to be marketing

//borrowed & arranged from my fav archaeologist
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Post by: AzT on May 16, 2019, 03:07:24 PM
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uggg, marketing, why'd it have to be marketing

//borrowed & arranged from my fav archaeologist

 ;) ;D O0

https://youtu.be/aHzZRUikvaw
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Post by: Chris on May 16, 2019, 03:57:32 PM
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uggg, marketing, why'd it have to be marketing

//borrowed & arranged from my fav archaeologist

And this is why Alyssa and I are friends.  :)
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Post by: alyssa on May 21, 2019, 10:14:20 AM
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LOL, i don't know why this makes me laugh as much as it does, it's either really really sad or really really accurate
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Post by: TravT77 on May 22, 2019, 09:12:28 AM
Best mail day in a while! So stoked to get the merit badges I missed in 2017!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/40d933d6551e20530f6d08816f8bbc61.jpg)
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Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 10:09:27 AM
omg they were out of the Hall H badges when me and some other forum friends checked.  Did you order those from the site that sells them or did someone else send them to you?
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Post by: TravT77 on May 22, 2019, 10:43:39 AM
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omg they were out of the Hall H badges when me and some other forum friends checked.  Did you order those from the site that sells them or did someone else send them to you?
I ordered from ConRangers. I watched as the lady in front of me grabbed the last one in 2017

So glad she offered these online!
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Post by: mickeyjack3 on May 22, 2019, 10:47:47 AM
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I ordered from ConRangers. I watched as the lady in front of me grabbed the last one in 2017

So glad she offered these online!
Thanks for posting about this. I'd heard about these, and I've been coveting them for some time. I'll be the guy in line behind You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Post by: Angel_ on May 22, 2019, 12:15:13 PM
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Thanks for posting about this. I'd heard about these, and I've been coveting them for some time. I'll be the guy in line behind You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

It's a plan lol.  I'm going to try to hit the exhibit hall floor either on preview night or Thursday to do this.  I usually avoid the actual exhibit hall but I'm tired of missing out on these lol
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Post by: rabbitwarren on May 23, 2019, 06:02:07 AM
Who'd you give this job to?  I'd say Deadpool. 

http://gothamist.com/2019/05/22/subway_bandit_break_yanker.php

And as a New Yorker who commutes from Queens to downtown every single day, this is one of the most villainous things one can do in the city! 
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Post by: Angel_ on May 23, 2019, 10:07:09 AM
LMAO I don't know.  That feels more like chaotic evil and Deadpool is more chaotic neutral leaning good.  Very chaotic though haha
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Post by: NCDS on May 24, 2019, 03:03:55 PM

I come home and the guy who's doing the walls in our kitchen is hosing down the front porch. You think that's nice he's cleaning the porch up after making a mess. I have an Amazon delivery on the porch that he's drenching with the hose, ugh!
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Post by: AzT on June 04, 2019, 10:26:44 AM
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sdcc_2019 Happy Pride Month !!! #Repost from @thedcuniverse: Live proud and sing it loud !!! @doompatroldcu #DoomPatrol #DCUniverse

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Post by: AzT on June 21, 2019, 02:11:41 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/By_Eln7nubF/
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Post by: mark on June 26, 2019, 07:07:21 PM
Just realized that the new season of American Horror Story and the upcoming Wonder Woman movie are both titled 1984. Have to admit, that's pretty random.
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Post by: TardisMom on June 26, 2019, 07:14:35 PM
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Just realized that the new season of American Horror Story and the upcoming Wonder Woman movie are both titled 1984. Have to admit, that's pretty random.

It's because I graduated from high school in 1984.  Not because of some Orwell novel  ;D.
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Post by: AzT on June 30, 2019, 09:51:59 AM
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originalfunko Funko knows everyone is a fan of something, and we’re fans of inclusion of each individual. Happy National Pride Day!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzVwAKjFq0k/
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Post by: jamiesugah on July 01, 2019, 08:31:46 AM
Oh, man. I was at NYC Pride yesterday and it was a MADHOUSE. World Pride + 50th anniversary of Stonewall = INSANE AMOUNTS OF PEOPLE. I have NEVER been to a Pride parade that crazy before. Walking to the parade was like a parade. It took my friends and I like an hour to find a spot where we had a semi-decent view.
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Post by: Angel_ on July 01, 2019, 10:33:03 AM
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Oh, man. I was at NYC Pride yesterday and it was a MADHOUSE. World Pride + 50th anniversary of Stonewall = INSANE AMOUNTS OF PEOPLE. I have NEVER been to a Pride parade that crazy before. Walking to the parade was like a parade. It took my friends and I like an hour to find a spot where we had a semi-decent view.

I'm so jealous you were at NY Pride for the Stonewall anniversary.  Wow.  Crowded or not that's historic.
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Post by: AzT on July 03, 2019, 08:00:00 AM
Future Social Media Manager for the Communications and Strategy Department? GO!

https://www.comic-con.org/frontpage/job-opportunities

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Social Media Manager for the Communications and Strategy Department

The Social Media Manager will, in collaboration with the Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, oversee the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Administration will include but is not limited to:

    Plan, strategize and set goals,
    Monitor social media platforms, entertainment and industry news sites
    Development of brand awareness and online reputation in a positive, authentic way
    Content management includes writing for social media distribution, content of website and other company assets as may
    be required
    Report on Reach, and Impressions and other analytic data to reflect effectiveness of media outreach campaigns
    Reputation management
    ROI of media campaigns to reflect potential audience growth, audience profile, audience engagement, content reach,
    engagement and negative reaction

The Social Media Manager is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for comics, movies, television and related popular art. This individual must have a working knowledge of social media platforms and news/entertainment sites that deal with current pop culture. They must be knowledgeable about the comics, gaming, film and related industries.

Responsibilities include:

    Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video, written and audio/podcast).
    Monitor, listen to consumers
    Develop and expand community and/or influencer outreach efforts.
    Design, create and manage promotions and social ad campaigns, being sure to integrate with company’s overall
    marketing campaign plan.
    Oversee company photography crew and update procedures and best practices.

Qualifications to include:

Possesses knowledge and experience in the tenets of traditional marketing. Marketing degree is welcomed but not required with relevant work experience.
Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in social media. (Give links to profiles as examples).
Proficient in content marketing theory and application.
Experience sourcing and managing content development.
Exhibits the ability to jump from the creative side of marketing to analytical side, able to demonstrate why their ideas are analytically sound.
Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.
Maintains excellent writing and language skills.
Enjoys a working knowledge of the blogging ecosystem relevant to the company’s field.
Displays ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and video format.
Superior time management and Detail Oriented.
Maintains a working knowledge of principles of SEO including keyword research and Google Analytics. Highly knowledgeable in the principles of “Search and Social.”

Please send resume to [email protected]
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Post by: mark on July 03, 2019, 08:47:47 AM
"Monitor social media platforms, entertainment and industry news sites"

Think we all have that covered ;)
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Post by: AzT on July 04, 2019, 07:59:09 AM
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ashevansart Happy 4th of July!!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzf5zxFljn3/
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Post by: Michael M on July 10, 2019, 03:16:25 PM
CCI app updated! At least on my iOS device.
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Post by: mark on July 11, 2019, 10:14:36 AM
It is with great sadness that I announce the retirement of my beloved Yahoo backpack.  It has been my faithful companion since 2005, a Millennium Falcon of backpacks that never looked like much but always had it where it counted.

You were hardworking and you served me well.

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Post by: Zero on July 11, 2019, 12:56:47 PM


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It is with great sadness that I announce the retirement of my beloved Yahoo backpack.  It has been my faithful companion since 2005, a Millennium Falcon of backpacks that never looked like much but always had it where it counted.

You were hardworking and you served me well.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190711/36b0d1c1ce28e4505ab2027aea7d6a23.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

Does this mean you have a cool new one to show us?

(Major props if it actually has the Millennium Falcon on it, or if it's in the shape of the Millennium Falcon! Ha ha!)
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Post by: mark on July 12, 2019, 03:26:46 PM
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Does this mean you have a cool new one to show us?

(Major props if it actually has the Millennium Falcon on it, or if it's in the shape of the Millennium Falcon! Ha ha!)

I've got some options, that's one of today's projects, see which one works best. Nothing Star Wars related unfortunately, though I do have a Millenium Falcon keyfob somewhere.

In other news, our country alert system for the first time ever sent out a Great White shark warning, wonderfully titled

"GREAT WHITE SHARKS SIGHTINING!"

It's not just a sighting, it's the SIGHTINING!  (Actually I think a typo is completely appropriate when you are sending out a warning about sharks.
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Post by: Angel_ on July 12, 2019, 05:20:55 PM
Great White Shark sighting alert? Wow.  Shouldn't be surprised though.  We get "box jellyfish" alerts.  For some reason we don't get shark alerts, but we get a lot of bites out here.  Where you at?
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Post by: mark on July 12, 2019, 05:59:41 PM
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Great White Shark sighting alert? Wow.  Shouldn't be surprised though.  We get "box jellyfish" alerts.  For some reason we don't get shark alerts, but we get a lot of bites out here.  Where you at?

Near Half Moon Bay, CA. Offshore a ways is great white central but it's rare for them to be spotted anywhere close to shore and even more so this time of year I think. Plus the water's so cold here people don't really go in the ocean much except for surfers.
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Post by: Zero on July 12, 2019, 07:57:44 PM
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I've got some options, that's one of today's projects, see which one works best. Nothing Star Wars related unfortunately, though I do have a Millenium Falcon keyfob somewhere.

In other news, our country alert system for the first time ever sent out a Great White shark warning, wonderfully titled

"GREAT WHITE SHARKS SIGHTINING!"

It's not just a sighting, it's the SIGHTINING!  (Actually I think a typo is completely appropriate when you are sending out a warning about sharks.

Ha ha, Milennium Falcon key fob is still cool.  So... you get some cool points for that, ha ha!  ;p


"Sightning" really means "shark lightning"?!  XD I couldn't resist.  I'm allowed one bad joke a day.
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Post by: AzT on July 14, 2019, 05:25:56 PM
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ruppscomics One of the first on the massive show floor of #SDCC 2019 earlier today. 3-day Booth build has begun

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz6pB3SBpAp/
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Post by: accelerate on July 14, 2019, 08:47:46 PM
As with every year come SDCC, I've waited til nearly the last minute to start planning everything. It's Sunday night, and I only just started looking at the schedule and figuring out what lines I want to be in and when.

Actually, this is better than some years where I don't even look at the schedule until I'm on the plane going to San Diego. Heh.
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Post by: jamiesugah on July 23, 2019, 12:30:00 PM
I hope everyone who was returning to the east coast had better travel than I did! Thunderstorms in NYC delayed my flight four hours, and then getting home from the airport was a nightmare. This is nearly identical to what happened in 2017.
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Post by: teriqueen on July 23, 2019, 01:05:33 PM
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I hope everyone who was returning to the east coast had better travel than I did! Thunderstorms in NYC delayed my flight four hours, and then getting home from the airport was a nightmare. This is nearly identical to what happened in 2017.

Not me. Got up at 3:30 am, was on an American 6:20 am flight to Philly that couldn't leave the gate (check engine light was on, and they had to order parts), flight was delayed three times then cancelled, chaos ensued, and then I was saved by my randomly assigned seat mate--a saintly fellow forum member--who plucked me out of the long line for the gate agent and took me to the Admiral's Club to rebook. Got on a later United flight through DC, where the storms kicked the chaos up a notch. Connecting flight to Vermont was delayed about an hour, but all thirteen of us on the flight made it to Burlington a little before 1:00 am. I got home around 1:30 am. I am completely useless today, but I have been looking into Amtrak schedules. :-)
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Post by: chocolateshake on July 26, 2019, 11:43:52 AM
We dodged the hot weather last week.  It's been really hot since SDCC ended.  Like Bangkok hot.  Gone are the days of the dry heat in San Diego.  It's muggy.  Gone are the days of crystal clear skies.  There's those perpetual storm clouds looking east.  The emergency broadcast system even had to issue a flash flood warning. Rain in July?  My AC is on from 9am-9pm.  Normally I don't have to turn it on until about 2-3pm and it's off at 7pm when it starts cooling down.  It's the new climate.
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Post by: Chris on July 26, 2019, 12:00:55 PM
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We dodged the hot weather last week.  It's been really hot since SDCC ended.  Like Bangkok hot.  Gone are the days of the dry heat in San Diego.  It's muggy.  Gone are the days of crystal clear skies.  There's those perpetual storm clouds looking east.  The emergency broadcast system even had to issue a flash flood warning. Rain in July?  My AC is on from 9am-9pm.  Normally I don't have to turn it on until about 2-3pm and it's off at 7pm when it starts cooling down.  It's the new climate.

Yeah, this heat is getting on my nerves too.
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Post by: Devorah on July 26, 2019, 12:02:19 PM
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We dodged the hot weather last week.  It's been really hot since SDCC ended.  Like Bangkok hot.  Gone are the days of the dry heat in San Diego.  It's muggy.  Gone are the days of crystal clear skies.  There's those perpetual storm clouds looking east.  The emergency broadcast system even had to issue a flash flood warning. Rain in July?  My AC is on from 9am-9pm.  Normally I don't have to turn it on until about 2-3pm and it's off at 7pm when it starts cooling down.  It's the new climate.

Sad. In 2012 when I went for the first time the weather was gorgeous just like you described. Since then it's been getting worse every year.
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Post by: jamiesugah on July 27, 2019, 11:48:16 AM
Today is my first day back at work and it was very hard to get up this morning!
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Post by: alyssa on July 28, 2019, 08:48:32 AM
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Today is my first day back at work and it was very hard to get up this morning!
you have my sympathy. I kinda find it nice to get back to the routine of daily life tho. Hopefully once the sleep schedule is adjusted you'll find the same routine.

I am extremely grateful my only 'job' this month is selling old collectables on ebay and reorganizing my entire place in prep for fulltime school in Sept.- and getting ready for a week long camping trip with my mom & sister to the north rim of the grand canyon-
tbh, and with no disrespect to guys, it's going to be so nice chilling with the girls & no guy drama- i don't know what it is but all the guys in my family are high drama types.

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Post by: jamiesugah on July 28, 2019, 09:15:23 AM
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you have my sympathy. I kinda find it nice to get back to the routine of daily life tho. Hopefully once the sleep schedule is adjusted you'll find the same routine.

Unfortunately my sleep schedule is permanently f-ed. My job involves rotating shifts. Weekends are 12 hours (12-12), followed by a week of working 2p-10p, and then a week of working 8a-4p. I won't get a decent night's sleep for a while. The jet lag (and the getting home at 5a from SDCC) does not help.
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Post by: AzT on August 06, 2019, 11:08:04 AM
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Post by: alyssa on August 18, 2019, 01:12:51 PM
random thought for all us introverts

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Post by: Transmute Jun on September 08, 2019, 03:04:48 PM
PSA for those who had Thinkgeek reward points and received a Gamestop certificate: the expiration date is coming up within the next week. Use that money now!

I was able to spend my $$$ on a Harry Potter Advent calendar... :D
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Post by: Miss Kitty on October 05, 2019, 10:44:28 PM
I took a class on making build ups and it was neat! I love creepy makeup jobs. I just may actually take some classes for kicks!
I didn't know we were going to do a hands on class. This was my first time and without my readers. Not too bad. My friend thought it was real. Or he was just being nice. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191006/9aeb270ab9c62d1d9f8fa1c436309a01.jpg)

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Chris on October 07, 2019, 12:04:20 PM
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I took a class on making build ups and it was neat! I love creepy makeup jobs. I just may actually take some classes for kicks!
I didn't know we were going to do a hands on class. This was my first time and without my readers. Not too bad. My friend thought it was real. Or he was just being nice. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191006/9aeb270ab9c62d1d9f8fa1c436309a01.jpg)

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Michael M on October 23, 2019, 07:16:38 PM
Oh yeah!

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: alyssa on October 24, 2019, 07:54:55 AM
always nice when a yellow lable comes back with a 9.8 ..... ;D :o
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Chris on October 24, 2019, 02:27:46 PM
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Oh yeah!

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Michael M on October 24, 2019, 03:54:02 PM
I'm waiting on the return of The Dark Knight Returns series, first printing, that I had Frank Miller sign...here's to hoping the same happens.  Dropped it off at NYCC, if the math works out, early January is when it's due back.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: angoradebs on October 30, 2019, 07:30:39 PM
Guys, I have something living in my attic. Or if not living there, visiting it. Loudly. Probably squirrels or a raccoon. I want to cry.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Miss Kitty on October 30, 2019, 09:32:55 PM
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Guys, I have something living in my attic. Or if not living there, visiting it. Loudly. Probably squirrels or a raccoon. I want to cry.
Don't cry, raccoons and squirrels are harmless. It's the serial killer that keeps them as food that should freak you out.

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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: mark on October 31, 2019, 08:13:27 AM
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Guys, I have something living in my attic. Or if not living there, visiting it. Loudly. Probably squirrels or a raccoon. I want to cry.

Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: angoradebs on November 04, 2019, 03:11:20 PM
Update:

No one could come out until today, so I've spent the last 5 days blasting music in an attempt to 1) scare it off and 2) keep from hearing it - if I can't hear it, it's not there!

There was nothing there when they arrived. There was squirrel poo, and he could see where it came in, but luckily besides the entrance point nothing had been destroyed. There was also bat poo in the space above the garage, but apparently that can last up to 20 years, so it's possible it was from before I even moved in 6 years ago.

They set traps on the roof, and I have to look in them every day and call if something is in them. After a few weeks, they will sanitize the attic and seal up the entry point. In all it's going to cost between 900-1200 dollars (I have to pay for every animal they remove). Not really an expense I wanted, but I was afraid of thousands of dollars worth of damage, so it's not worst case. And of COURSE I had to have my propane tank filled today, too, so it's happening at the same time I'll be spending $800 on that. And I already had a plumber scheduled to come out and replace some fixtures (that's happening Wednesday) - I was also thinking about having them replace my extremely old garbage disposal, but I think now I'll hold off on that.

A very expensive November for me!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Transmute Jun on November 10, 2019, 03:33:19 PM
My iPad was quite old and with the new IoS updates, many apps no longer supported my device, so a couple of weeks ago I bought a new one. Today I got an email from Apple, saying that my upgrade to a new device entitled me to a free year of Apple TV+. I have to activate it within 3 months.

Just thought I'd post this here in case anyone else has purchased a new Apple device recently (or intends to on Black Friday). It's an unexpected bonus!