Hunter5024's forum posts

#1 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I could not possibly be happier with Dan as the new hire you guys.

#2 Edited by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I only got 1 character to level 60ish. Everyone else was below 30. This was around Lich King time, so I doubt I cracked 200 hours.

#3 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I saw The Giver. The book was required reading at my middle school, and I remembered really liking it when I was 12 or whatever. So I have a bit of nostalgia for the story, and I think that might have colored my opinion of the movie, which I had a really good time watching. Didn't hurt that I got to see it with a pretty girl either, so maybe this movie is just trash and I didn't notice. I liked that the ending was less ambiguous than the book, and that they gave a little more attention to characters other than Jonas and The Giver. I enjoyed a lot of the clips they selected for the memories too, even if it felt a little heavy handed at times. I rate this movie red.

#4 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I've never played Metal Gear Solid before, so I'm actually pretty excited to watch this. Maybe I'll play along or something.

#5 Edited by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

I just hope we get Vinny in some sort of podcast soon. I miss him in my ears.

#6 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

It will probably cause explosions of a sort.

#7 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

Pikachu driving a Mercedes.

#8 Edited by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

Pre-rendered Backgrounds.

#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@hunter5024 said:

@brodehouse said:

@hunter5024 said:

I wonder why this particular situation blew up so much more than others did. Cops kill people all the time. Just a couple weeks ago there was that story going around about the cop that choked an unarmed guy to death.

That story made me livid. The facts of the Ferguson case are somewhat murky, but choking a man to death for allegedly selling cigarettes to people is police brutality.

Yeah, I found that case far more infuriating than this one. But as people suggested, it may have contributed to the reaction in Ferguson. We've had so many cop killings so close together, a riot like this was bound to happen eventually. It's sad that something like this had to happen, but I hope it sparks some sort of action, though I doubt that it would get far.

At the very least, it's made people take notice of how cartoonishly overequipped some police forces in the U.S. truly are, and it's also made people aware of just how over the top police brutality can get. Somehow, a police officer shooting an unarmed man escalated into police officers with machine guns and sniper rifles effectively putting an entire community on lockdown while illegally detaining members of the press and preventing them from doing their jobs as reporters.

I mean, seriously, didn't all the protesters want in the first place was the identity of the officer that shot Michael Brown? Is that what set this off? The police being so intent on keeping something that shouldn't be a secret a secret? Ferguson as a community would likely be better off if they replaced the entire police force from the top down, but I don't know how feasible that sort of desire actually is.

Personally I'm kind of worried that the police department's terrible actions in the wake of the protests are going to overshadow the thing that caused this whole event to blow up in the first place. I mean I'd love for us to address the fact that these cops were dressed like army dudes, and that they detained press. But if cops continue to get away with casually killing civilians all the time and then getting slapped on the wrist for it, then I doubt Ferguson will be the last place this happens.

#10 Posted by Hunter5024 (5600 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

@hunter5024 said:

I wonder why this particular situation blew up so much more than others did. Cops kill people all the time. Just a couple weeks ago there was that story going around about the cop that choked an unarmed guy to death.

That story made me livid. The facts of the Ferguson case are somewhat murky, but choking a man to death for allegedly selling cigarettes to people is police brutality.

Yeah, I found that case far more infuriating than this one. But as people suggested, it may have contributed to the reaction in Ferguson. We've had so many cop killings so close together, a riot like this was bound to happen eventually. It's sad that something like this had to happen, but I hope it sparks some sort of action, though I doubt that it would get far.