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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Jazzkantine » 28 Dec 2018, 18:19

RingOtaku wrote:
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Blackcyclops wrote:
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Cable wrote:
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Do either of you speak Spanish or Italian? Travel can be less stressful in a place where you know you can communicate with everyone, so that is a plus for Dublin.

That’s true but if Rome or Barcelona are anything like Paria, where it felt like everyone spoke English, I think we’ll be fine. We both know some Spanish though.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 28 Dec 2018, 23:26

Jazzkantine wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 18:19
RingOtaku wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 16:27
Blackcyclops wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 16:04



That’s true but if Rome or Barcelona are anything like Paria, where it felt like everyone spoke English, I think we’ll be fine. We both know some Spanish though.
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Damn spelling error...

@NuD: thanks for that...all the hotel’s websites were in Spanish so I was definitely misled.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by EvilMonkeyPope » 29 Dec 2018, 00:58

It's a travesty that Nomad was the Captain America sidekick brainwashed into being an evil assassin first, but society only cares about Bucky.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by RingOtaku » 29 Dec 2018, 02:38

EvilMonkeyPope wrote:
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It's a travesty that Nomad was the Captain America sidekick brainwashed into being an evil assassin first, but society only cares about Bucky.
Don't forget about D-Man being turned into a Scourge. And way back in the day Falcon being a mole that wasn't a mole that might be a mole hell it's a cosmic cube thing.

Face it if you a Cap sidekick you gonna get a heel turn.
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Post by Nu-D » 01 Jan 2019, 14:11

I started reading uncannyxmen.net in late 2004, and signed up for the forums not long after. Closing in on 15 years with y’all.

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Post by Nu-D » 01 Jan 2019, 14:14

Blackcyclops wrote:
28 Dec 2018, 23:26

@NuD: thanks for that...all the hotel’s websites were in Spanish so I was definitely misled.
Basically everyone speaks Spanish there, but the native language is Catalan. You’ll get by just fine if you go.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Crutey Anth » 03 Jan 2019, 17:06

Anyone got a top 10 list for 2018...I always like suggestions.

Comics? Foods to try? Movies? Albums?

Whatever really

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Anna Raven » 03 Jan 2019, 17:26

Crutey Anth wrote:
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Anyone got a top 10 list for 2018...I always like suggestions.

Comics? Foods to try? Movies? Albums?

Whatever really
Hmm I'll give you my movies Top 10:

Honorable Mentions: Ant Man and the Wasp, Deadpool 2, Welcome to Marwen, Creed 2, Solo, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Game Night, Christopher Robin

10) Venom
9) Wreck it Ralph 2
8) Aquaman
7) Vice
6) Infinity War
5) Incredibles 2
4) Bohemian Rhapsody
3) Bad Times at the El Royale
2) Black Panther
1) Into the Spiderverse
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Post by Crutey Anth » 03 Jan 2019, 17:47

My top 11 (but in no real order)

Shape of Water
3 billboards outside Ebbing
Deadpool 2
Ant-Man
Searching
A Star is Born
Molly's Game
I Tonya
Infinity War
Black Panther
Enter the Spider-Verse

Vice and Welcome to Marwen aren't out here yet but are on my list

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Post by Magik84 » 03 Jan 2019, 22:06

I really don't see as much films as I used to, I am hoping to catch Into the Spiderverse before it goes from cinemas, but top 10 of what I have seen (in no particular order)

Bad Times at the El Royale
Black Panther
BlackkKlansman
Antman and Wasp
Incredibles 2
Bohemian Rhapsody
Solo
Infinity Wars
Juliet, Naked
Crazy Rich Asians
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Post by Anna Raven » 03 Jan 2019, 23:58

I got an AMC movie pass so now I go see way more movies than I used to. Also I forgot to add The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from Netflix to my top 10, so that's gonna knock Venom out. Sorry Eddie.
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Post by Cable » 04 Jan 2019, 00:00

How do none of you have A Quiet Place on your list? I thought it was definitely one of the best movies of the year.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Blackcyclops » 04 Jan 2019, 00:03

Cable wrote:
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How do none of you have A Quiet Place on your list? I thought it was definitely one of the best movies of the year.


Definitely alot better than the overtalked Birdbox. It actually pisses me off how that film has spawned so many thinkpieces and it’s so mediocre
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Post by Cable » 04 Jan 2019, 00:25

Blackcyclops wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 00:03
Cable wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 00:00
How do none of you have A Quiet Place on your list? I thought it was definitely one of the best movies of the year.


Definitely alot better than the overtalked Birdbox. It actually pisses me off how that film has spawned so many thinkpieces and it’s so mediocre
100% agree. Although Charles Soule did hilariously note on twitter how Daredevil would kick ass in Birdbox world lol
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Re: Random Thoughts

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Blackcyclops wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 00:03
Cable wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 00:00
How do none of you have A Quiet Place on your list? I thought it was definitely one of the best movies of the year.


Definitely alot better than the overtalked Birdbox. It actually pisses me off how that film has spawned so many thinkpieces and it’s so mediocre
Saw a post on twitter about how Birdbox is this super deep Christian film and almost clawed my eyes out. I'm a semi-religious person and it's completely fine to draw your own conclusions and ideas, but to present it as fact? Ugh.
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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Crutey Anth » 04 Jan 2019, 10:44

Magik- I love the differences between people we have so many movies the same on the top 10 BUT Crazy Rich Asians was on my and my girlfriends 'bad movie' list...pretty much the only one we both disliked. It had some good moments, maybe it needs another look


Cable: I enjoyed A Quiet Place (and I love a good horror) but I'm just not sure what I'd delete from my list for it....Deadpool 2? Searching? hmmmm

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Post by Nu-D » 04 Jan 2019, 15:54

In North Carolina, if you steal $101 worth of infant formula from a merchant it is a class H felony. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-72.11(4). In contrast, if you steal $999 of other merchandise it’s a class 1 misdemeanor. N.C. Gen. Stat § 14-72(a).

The penalty differences are stark. If you have no prior record, the presumptive sentence for the H felony is 5 to 15 months in prison, though probation is an option. The sentence for a first offense class 1 misdemeanor is probation, with a maximum incarceration of 45 days and the possibility of as little as one day.

If you have a long rap sheet the maximum penalty for stealing a general merchandise is 120 days, whereas the maximum for stealing the baby food is nearly three years. (Class 1, >5 priors :: Class H, PRL VI presumptive range).

And let’s not forget the collateral consequences. The felony conviction is accompanied by forfeiture of your right to vote, and to own or possess a firearm, among other things. The misdemeanor conviction, in contrast, does not.

In sum, stealing food for hungry babies is treated as far more seriously in North Carolina than stealing, say, a laptop worth 10x as much. One more way we criminalize poverty.

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Re: Random Thoughts

Post by Crutey Anth » 04 Jan 2019, 16:41

Nu-D wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 15:54
In North Carolina, if you steal $101 worth of infant formula from a merchant it is a class H felony. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-72.11(4). In contrast, if you steal $999 of other merchandise it’s a class 1 misdemeanor. N.C. Gen. Stat § 14-72(a).

Any particular reason for this? Like why was it decided this way?

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Post by Nu-D » 04 Jan 2019, 17:06

Crutey Anth wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 16:41
Nu-D wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 15:54
In North Carolina, if you steal $101 worth of infant formula from a merchant it is a class H felony. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-72.11(4). In contrast, if you steal $999 of other merchandise it’s a class 1 misdemeanor. N.C. Gen. Stat § 14-72(a).

Any particular reason for this? Like why was it decided this way?
Retailers lobbied the legislature because infant formula is commonly targeted for theft.

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Post by Blackcyclops » 04 Jan 2019, 17:13

Nu-D wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 17:06
Crutey Anth wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 16:41
Nu-D wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 15:54
In North Carolina, if you steal $101 worth of infant formula from a merchant it is a class H felony. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-72.11(4). In contrast, if you steal $999 of other merchandise it’s a class 1 misdemeanor. N.C. Gen. Stat § 14-72(a).

Any particular reason for this? Like why was it decided this way?
Retailers lobbied the legislature because infant formula is commonly targeted for theft.

Infant formula, detergent and printer ink are commonly targeted for retail theft by boosters and give a great profit margin.

They’re less stolen, at least in my experience here in my area, by a mother (or woman at all) and more by a booster trying to get his next product (usually men).
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Post by Cable » 04 Jan 2019, 17:18

I would think they would really want to discourage a black market for that product because it is so dangerous if not properly handled. But obviously that would involve severely punishing resale rather than just theft.
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Post by Nu-D » 04 Jan 2019, 17:27

The research is pretty clear that increasing penalties is not an effective deterrent to petty crime. The decision to commit retail theft weighs the liklihood of getting caught against the benefit of the theft. The severity of the consequences do not play much, if any, role in the decision.

This is consistent with my anecdotal experience. Most of my clients who have been convicted of retail theft have no idea what the classification of the crime is or the potential penalties. When they made the decision to commit the theft, Their sole concern was whether or not they would get caught. They only chose to go ahead because they believed they wouldn’t be caught.

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Post by Magik84 » 05 Jan 2019, 09:53

Crutey Anth wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 10:44
Magik- I love the differences between people we have so many movies the same on the top 10 BUT Crazy Rich Asians was on my and my girlfriends 'bad movie' list...pretty much the only one we both disliked. It had some good moments, maybe it needs another look


Cable: I enjoyed A Quiet Place (and I love a good horror) but I'm just not sure what I'd delete from my list for it....Deadpool 2? Searching? hmmmm
I liked crazy rich Asians but if I'd seen more films this year it would probably not make top 10 to be honest!
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Post by RingOtaku » 06 Jan 2019, 14:11

Yeah I didn't see that many new films this year. I think like um two or three. I just stock them once they come come out on DVD. And explain to morons that no if something is still in theaters it isn't coming out on DVD in the next week.
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Post by Nu-D » 07 Jan 2019, 16:16

I was just poking around UXN.com, and realized there are only a half-dozen issues of Amazing Spiderman listed. I was surprised to see how little the X-Men have appreared in that title. I also looked under “Spectacular Spiderman” and there were just a couple issues from the UK series, none from the US series. I looked under “Spiderman” and nothing (even though the first arc included Wolverine), and finally, under “Peter Parker” and found only the recent series, not the classic ‘80’s PP title. Also, nothing under “Web of.”

I’m surprised at how little the X-Men have appeared in Spiderman books. Lots of one-shots, limited series and team-up books together, but very little in his own titles.

Anyhow, does anyone know the cover dates of the Cosmic Spiderman stories where he was joined to Captain Universe and fought the Living Tribunal? It was the Eric Larsen era, probably late 1989, early 1990.

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