@monkeyking1969: They are all awesome, unique flavors that are somewhat old-fashioned (all having ties to the old tradition of "medicinal" food), and which I have heard people complain about. Jeff Gerstmann, for example. Though even he liks root beer.
I rarely eat big leafy bunches of the licorice plant, so I think I'm good on the toxicity front. Not to mention, the predominant flavoring in American licorice is actually anise, not licorice extract.
It's news to me that Good & Plenties (or "that goople" as we call it on the streets) is considered an old-person candy. If you asked me to name candies for people who are over 80, I would think of licorice allsorts long before G&P (though allsorts are certainly better).
Actually I'm still not used to the fact that so many people, at least Americans, are big babies about black licorice. If I have kids, I'm going to get them started early on licorice, root beer, and ginger ale so they don't grow up with malformed tastes.
The RPS piece was well-intentioned but the guy is just not a good enough interviewer to be all Toughie McHardquestions. The goal should be to extract informative answers, not to fulfill the collective catharsis of people who are angry at the interviewee.
Nothing ever happens with these petitions. It could get a million signatures and nothing would happen.
I mean I get it is a joke, but I honestly think Dan really believes it is possible, which is about the stupidest thing ever
I mean, Dan is known to generate some sort of Forrest Gump celebrity attraction field. His chances of playing a video game with Obama, however microscopic they are, probably outweigh the cumulative chances of all other staff members.
UPF is a great place for old games that don't deserve an Encyclopedia Bombastica. Not necessarily bad ones, but interesting B-tier stuff. Like have they played Cubivore yet? They should.
Also perfect: hacky nonsense like Cat Mario, or weird mods, or old games with jury-rigged multiplayer servers. Heck, play a flash game once in a while. The browser game scene over the last ~15 years is a rich vein of insanity and wonder, if you know where to look for the good stuff (hint: not Newgrounds).
What I hate is when someone plays a kinda-cool new release Steam game (or something like that), and even though it seems perfectly good as a game, it's not any fun to watch, so the others eventually ignore it and talk about whatevs. I feel sorry for the guy playing, but I don't blame them either.
The only Spider-Man movie that would get my attention today concerns a middle-aged Spider-Man who realizes that the concept of Spider-Man is dumb, but in order to keep fighting crime he is forced to keep playing up this persona that he now richly regrets inventing. Maybe it opens with him awkwardly entertaining a child's birthday party like in Ghostbusters 2.
@topshelf211: The Jays have a decent chance of making the playoffs. Even though Boston is an obvious favorite to win the division, the Yankees are fairly weak and the Orioles are projected to really suck. After adding Donaldson, Martin, and Saunders, the Jays are at least a wild card threat. Which = World Series threat, as we've seen.