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#1 Edited by twigger89 (278 posts) -

I've been trying to do this recently on classic and I keep getting stomped, even though I did well in xcom enemy unknown. Got any good tips to pass along?

#2 Edited by twigger89 (278 posts) -

@leebmx said:

He is such a skillfull player but he is a disgusting cheat. If it is proved that he has bitten someone again he should get a long, long ban. Not sure its actually proved yet - is it?

They just showed some pretty good shots of it. Definitely a bite with clear intent. POS move. Dude should be banned not only from this tournament, but from the sport for life.

I agree with this. This piece of shit has three confirmed bites, I don't care how good he is he obviously doesn't know what sportsmanship is and should be banned from professional sports for life to send a clear message. I'm honestly surprised the Italian team didn't start a fight right there.

The rest of Uruguay's World Cup run is going to be shadowed by this moment.

#3 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

There was a time the majority of people thought the Earth was flat, or that the solar system and/or galaxy rotated around the Earth. Those beliefs did nothing to change the fact that all those people we wrong. Evolution is the same issue. No matter how many people believe that creationism is a valid theory it doesn't change the fact that it is scientifically ... well bullshit. I can understand the need the internally rationalize your faith and what science is telling you, but that need doesn't make your rationalization any more scientific. I'll look up the exact number but a semi recent poll showed that 97% of scientists (including computer scientists and engineers) supported evolution. So the people who live and breath this stuff are all on one side of this 'argument' and somehow we still think is not a done deal? That seems crazy to me.

Or better put

@sweep said:

Evolution is true whether you believe in it or not.

#5 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

Just listened to it. Here is my commentary:

Much the show can be summarized as "remember this?" Having not seen the movie, I don't remember any of those things, and, since I don't actually want to watch the movie, it would be nice if you went into a little more detail about it.

However, you seem immediately dismissive of just about every aspect of it. That fact begs the question of why I, the listener, would want to hear a podcast about something so unworthy of watching or that, as you say "cannot be talked about in a serious manner." You even state at one point that anyone who wanted to see the movie is "dumb" and "has absolutely no dignity." I would like to know the characters' actual names and roles in the story--e.g. who is "ghostly Asian bitch?" What was her significance to the action? Is she part of a coherent mythos?

Furthermore, you call this a "standard action movie," but I don't know what that means. What makes it "standard?" Whose standards do you adopt in order to assert that? What does it mean for the culture that produced the movie that certain qualities can be called "standard?" You use standard as a critical term, but criticism is a delicate affair requiring nearly constant definition and justification.

Most of all, I would like to hear more about the Kevin Bacon project of the podcast. You could reasonably just go to IMDB and figure out a path to Kevin Bacon, but there must be some significance to the content of the movies along the way. Perhaps you could find similarities in the different roles the connecting actors play. Maybe you could find some constancy in time or space.

If the second episode involves substantial changes, I might be interested. Also, make a quick wordpress site where I can go to get the whole catalog, even if you just link to youtube videos.

Thanks for putting in the time. You make a lot of good points about the podcast, most of which I think can be addressed by a more structured approach. We had an outline of how we wanted to discuss the different aspects of the film but it very quickly degenerated into a less controlled discussion. We were trying to showcase the interesting/fun aspects of the movie while also making fun of it but we may have gone too far toward dismissal. It was actually an enjoyable movie and I believe we recommended watching it at the end but we probably should have gone into more detail about what we liked about it.

The Kevin Bacon aspect was something we came up with during the pre-record so it's not fully fleshed out but I do feel like it's one of the more unique aspects of the show. I agree that we could easily map out a path to Mr.Bacon but I don't think that would add to the experience of the show, still it's something we should go over among ourselves as I'd really like it to be an important theme of the show as opposed to a prop we occasionally use. Thank you again for your diligence.

No one wants to listen to your immature ramblings.

To each his own man but I find it a little ironic that the duder saying that have almost 2400 posts on an internet forum. Also isn't most comedy immature by it's very nature? I'm actually inclined to take that as a compliment.

#6 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

My friends and I just started a movie podcast based on the parlour game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Basically we watch a bad movie and then pick an actor or actress from the movie and watch another movie in the hopes we eventually get to a movie with Kevin Bacon in it. Our first movie was the Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption.

It helps if you watch the movie first but that is a lot to ask. This is our first attempt at anything like this and I'd love any feedback on how well it went and what can be done to improve it for the future. I figure that the home of the bombcast would be a great place to get an idea on how to improve my own fledgling podcast.

We don't have an RSS feed setup for it yet but you can listen to the podcast here http://podcast.thepantless.com/podcast/

#7 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

Has anyone gotten their ranked MMR yet?

#8 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

I figured it would be fun and informative if we got a sense of the communities MMR and see if it seems to match up better than the regular matchmaking system. If you feel up to it also post your W/L ratio for the 10 games of matchmaking placement. I'll go first.

3711

7-3

#9 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

@erhard said:

The people in the audience laugh because they're expected to laugh. Everyone around them is doing it, so they do it too.

I don't know anyone who actually genuinely finds his material funny.

Uhh I find Jon Stewart funny. I find his combination of political satire and dumb jokes to be entertaining and enjoy watching him do his shtick.

#10 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

What a shitty shitty website. Why would you agree with anything they say?

2. Women are sluts if they sleep around, but men are not. This fact is due to the biological differences between men and women.

6. A woman’s value is mainly determined by her fertility and beauty. A man’s value is mainly determined by his resources, intellect, and character.

7. Elimination of traditional gender roles and the promotion of unlimited mating choice in women unleashes their promiscuity and other negative behaviors that block family formation.

That is some pretty blatant sexism, by virtue of that being part of their beliefs it basically invalidates everything they say.