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  1. Hey kids, how's everyone?
  2. If that's true, then I demand to know where's my portion of the disposable income. Who has taken it? Where is it??
  3. What Marek said. Definitely. I, too, quite enjoy the looks of the first two games and especially LeChuck's Revenge, mostly due to the nostalgia factor. Having said that, I also very much liked the way CMI looked and felt. You can't really compare Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, either, yet I'm still to meet a person who disliked DOTT graphics. The first one to report will win a virtual bottle of champagne and loads of teflon-coated panning from other forum members.
  4. Although, for the record, Dave Grossman (I think it was Dave) has said that they would've originally wanted the games to have a sort of a storybook feeling to them but the technology at that time wasn't adequate to accomplish it. One might thus argue whether CMI departed from the Monkey Island tradition graphics-wise, or actually finally took it where it belonged.
  5. I love messaging because you don't actually have to talk to the person. But really, it's very handy. Don't know how I managed it before the cellular phones. If I have to reschedule a meeting, for instance. Or tell someone I'm late (that happens like twice a day).
  6. M.C. Escher rules. Loved the Futurama reference in the episode "I, Roommate".
  7. How much does SMS cost in the States? I pay from 0.12 € to 0.17 € per message, and some companies offer special deals where you can, for instance, send unlimited amount of free SMS to five friends of your choice for a flat fee.
  8. But of course! And yay for round teeth! He looked weird with that sharpened chewing equipment.
  9. Sam & Max Freelance Police is also scheduled for a Spring 2004 release. They probably won't be fighting for the same gaming crowd (except for the old farts fans like us), though.
  10. Champagne for me! Or GT if you have Bombay Sapphire.
  11. I was speaking from a language point of view, not legal, physical or psychological. I mean, in English teens are everyone from thirteen to nineteen. Twelve and twenty don't have 'teen' in them.
  12. Hmm, I thought the teen years continue up to nineteen. When you turn 20, you are no longer a teenager. Or did I miss your point?
  13. I read once about a theory that when you are young, any period of time seems longer since you compare it to your own life -- it's all relative, you know? For instance, for a 15-year-old a year seems like 1/15th of a lifetime, whereas someone in his or her sixties sees the same year going by four times faster. It was not a scientific theory but an interesting thought anyhow.
  14. I... I didn't know he lived there? And why didn't anyone react when I mentioned about the trip a couple of months ago?
  15. So I was. Were. Uh, yes. It was great, loved it.
  16. Whoa, I'm away for a couple of weeks and this is what I get: hacker attacks, temporary forums, RemiO in power... Anyway, New York and Amsterdam were nice, thanks for asking. I'm currently living without a net connection (oh, the pain!) due to my place being renovated and me living at my friend's flat. Have to use the net at work, which is sort of forbidden but I hope no one will notice.
  17. I'm looking forward to France asking the U.S. to return the Statue of Liberty.
  18. Got new albums from both Lemon Jelly and Bent. "Lost Horizons" is fabulous, perhaps better than Lemonjelly.ky. Do check out the music video for "For The Ducks" if you get a chance, it's very psychedelic. I still have mixed opinions about Bent's "The Everlasting Blink" - there are great songs on it, but on whole it isn't as interesting as "Programmed To Love" was. I dunno, hopefully it'll grow on me. Other recent purchases: Alberto Iglesias - Hable con ella OST, Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach, mixed club compilations from bargain bin.
  19. Then, of course, there is Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine with its communists, but I don't think people here would label it an adventure...
  20. Saw The Hours. Fantastic stuff, I just read the novel before seeing the movie and it made the impact twice as powerful. Lots of women kissing each other, too, if you are into that stuff.
  21. In my 3-CD player: Zero 7 - Simple Things Bent - Programmed To Love Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
  22. I pretend to know how to dance and it has worked pretty well so far. I have also noticed that the amount of consumed alcohol linearly correlates with my perceived dancing talent.
  23. She also took credit of some of the things Guybrush did... Maybe she's the primus motor in the whole saga, Guybrush and LeChuck being only her marionettes!
  24. I was pretty impressed by the protests last Saturday. Here in Helsinki, they anticipated 2,000 - 10,000 protestors; 15,000 showed up. In London, they thought 500,000 would gather; the estimations after the demonstration were from 750,000 (the police) to 2,000,000 (the organizers). Are you listening, Dubya?
  25. Difficult question. I like most tracks from all the games, but I guess the one I've listened to most is from CMI, the track I call "LeChuck's Hold". It plays in the beginning, after you have made Wally cry. The sound and atmosphere of that track is stunning. I used to sit hours on end in that scene, just listening to the music with the sound effects and speech turned off. (And then came ScummRev, thanks to which I no longer needed to boot up the game to hear it!) Spectacular stuff. I also have a soft spot for the music near the beginning of Monkey Island 2: the opening credits, the campfire theme and the marvellous Woodtick sequence with iMUSE showing its true nature!
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