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@mb: It's economic. Plus, Giant Bomb isn't Netflix or Amazon. It's not common practice for the public among the masses to subscribe to a website. Especially one as specific and content dry as Giant Bomb. I say content dry in comparison of other subscription services like Netflix. Not that it's a fair comparison, but it's a hard sell. I really like IGN, but I'm not prepared to pay Greg Miller to keep talking about chicken wings. I appreciate what Giant Bomb means. I see the subscription as a tip jar. I don't consume most premium content.

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I was in the mountains in Afghanistan with no Internet during an E3 and stayed in the loop of the major things. You'll figure it out.

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If you look back at his work he really never wrote anything controversial. Even the things he said that might come off as controversial, misinformed, or "wrong", there isn't a lot of that. If you take in his volume of content, there isn't a lot of social issue stuff when you stack that up against the volume of random shit like Spookin' with Scoops or regular news stuff.

The "Social Justice Warrior" criticism against him is just wrong.

He's an incredibly talented and intelligent dude. My criticism against him is actually the opposite of the "haters". For my taste, he's too reserved. He dips his toes in some pools of social and game criticism but never dives in. I only say that because I think he has more interesting things to say than what he's putting out there.

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I'm a little reserved to check out Kickstarter pages, but this is the brand of dumb I think Giant Bomb would appreciate existing.

I suggest you read this news story. But it's essentially about a dude that drives around a creepy van collecting VHS copies of Speed. Right now, he has over 500 copies. He also has some random Laser Disc copies.

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Because the U.S. has a 60% obesity rate and you look awesome compared to the average person.

But being skinny sucks. However it can be a compliment. Getting skinnier is a goal for a lot of people. You never hear about someone trying to get fat. There is the reality of too skinny also being unattractive and some a lot of people wish they could gain some weight.

If the obesity rate was actually that high this country would be in even more trouble than it already is. You're thinking of the percentage of "overweight" people. The obesity rate for the US is about 35%, still making the US the world leader, but "overweight" and "obese" aren't the same thing.

Still fat as Hell. We'll agree that more than half this country can stand to lose some weight.

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@epicsteve: Ah, the mythical hard gainer. If someone wants to gain weight it's pretty simple, eat everything you see and do your squats.

That's a real thing. Metabolisms and caloric deficits vary between people. Plus, getting fat isn't the answer to gaining weight.

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Because the U.S. has a 60% obesity rate and you look awesome compared to the average person.

But being skinny sucks. However it can be a compliment. Getting skinnier is a goal for a lot of people. You never hear about someone trying to get fat. There is the reality of too skinny also being unattractive and some a lot of people wish they could gain some weight.

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Natural selection almost got him.

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I read the national post on Sunday with a cup of coffee and breakfast. Every other day of the week, I just use the internet. r/WorldNews on Reddit and links from Facebook, Twitter, or Digg.

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With my eyeballs and ears.

Kidding aside, I don't seek news out, catch it on TV sometimes or online, but no specific site.

So many better things to do in life than read the newspaper.

Oh yea, and Bill Maher.

Would rather hear the news from a comedian, at least they say what they think/want.

M/34 - lol haven't typed that in like 20 years.

Bill Maher is actually a pretty good source. Weird, enough. I check into a lot of things he says on his show I find interesting, I have yet to find anything he stretched for comedy or showed a left biassed towards. His commentary is usually fair and informed.

I am not even American and I enjoy listening to his show. HBO is not available in my part of the Canada (Too many tall mountains and wilderness in the way of getting a satellite signal), but he has his show available as an audio podcast. I love the fact that he is good about getting multiple perspectives to talk about a subject, and even lets the crazies say their piece sometimes.

I am also a fan of listening to the podcast "Common Sense," with Dan Carlin. That man is pretty good at breaking down a subject in the news and explaining why it does, or does not, actually matter. I also enjoy the fact that he is aware that a good portion of his audience is not American, or even listening to the podcast in a timely matter.

Where is his show available as audio?