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  1. Overrated Garbage thread, otherwise known as "Become a lightning rod of hate in a single post". Is there a book or movie that just makes you want to claw your eyes out? Some fad that makes you feel like an elderly shaking your head at those young people? Some actor or person in general that you think is completely undeserving of their fame and fortune? Some sport of activity that you think needs to be burned to the ground? Something that came, went, but stayed in the public's mind and is constantly brought up in conversation, seen on posters, seen in avatars, signatures, blogs, galleries etc. Something, media, person, or otherwise that makes you weep for the future of society? General media pet peeves that you need to get off your chest, and thus become a lightning rod of hate for everyone else? ------------ I'll start off: Neon-Genesis Evangelion There has never been a media fad that I've hated more than Evangelion. I think its just one of the most overrated pieces of garbage out there and needs to be destroyed for the future sake of angsty teenagers everywhere. It is just all over the place. I see it in avatars, all over forums, and whenever anime is mentioned there is no doubt that the conversation will eventually lead to Eva. Its like the Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but terrible. Being apart of a media club in High School, I was surrounded by people who just thought Eva was the best thing since sliced bread, the close second being Final Fantasy 7. All the talk about it. All the watching of every crappy episode. The deconstruction of the symbolism and religious overtones. And then the defending of the series whenever anyone talked bad about it. This is one of those things where I don't even need to explain the plot; Its Eva. Like Cowboy Bebop, its just one of those things everyone has at least heard about from someone to some degree, and for that I just hate the damn thing. The characters are incredibly unlikable and/or just unrelatable, and it has one of the winiest, pissant protagonists of anything ever. It was made in 1995 and wont go away. But don't take my word for it; Hideaki Anno, the creator of the anime, dislikes its entire fanbase, describing them as having "forced autism", and making the final 2 episodes and the movie in order to give a big middle finger to every fan out there... which turned out to be one of the most well known and well respected anime movies ever made, which I'm sure just makes him want to throw himself off a bridge. That is my overrated garbage; whats yours? (This is a heavy opinion thread, so try not to take anything too personal)
  2. Hm... They are retelling Twilight almost verbatim with all the common place jokes but the jokes have been done to death, everyone knows them, so in the end why not just watch normal Twilight with some friends? Overall it seems redundant, but at least it doesn't look quite as terrible as the other satire movies. Have to admit I thought the Black Eyed Peas gag made me laugh.
  3. Ah, thank you for correcting me. In that case, then I agree with GTA: Why has this not found much of any uses?
  4. *Takes a look at all of the options* *Looks at America* *Looks at South Africa* Apologies to everyone in here polishing guns hugging their copy of 1984, but I think the United States has a little more sense than to turn into South Africa within 10 years. Seems like more doomsday predictions that wont come true imo.
  5. The thing about Ultra Strong Glass is that the stuff shares the same problems that, say, ultra strong metal does: Its heavier. It doesn't bend or stretch as easily, thus it is either too strong, or has the possibility to crack like a diamond. Using it under extreme pressures, for example, could be a very bad idea because the glass would have little to no give. Commercial glass does bend and warp depending on winds, pressure, temp, etc but this stuff may have a higher shatter rate due to it having a lower warp threshold. For those reasons and more it would be incredibly stupid to, say, use it as a car windshield. You could trap yourself, could crack under some rain and temp changes more easily, etc. For those reasons, I also wouldn't use it as an aquarium for the same reason I wouldn't, say, make an aquarium out of diamond. It has its use as cellphone and computer screens, but ultra hard doesn't make it efficient. Just my ignorant 2 cents.
  6. Thanks, mysterious wise man for that hypocritical saying. Truly he blessed a generation of people. Also I just hope you realize that by posting that, along with the universal smiley of douchebag, you've implicated yourself as well . Actually, I take that back; good job wise man. (Also in case it wasn't obvious to anyone I was joking and making fun of the fact that nobody reads my longwinded posts) As far as harming the ego of the football players... they get paid 2 million base. They can comfort themselves in hookers made of expensive wine.
  7. Any WW2 game pre-360. Any of them. Also, nearly every Half-life game has a map mod of it. Throw a rock and you'll hit a dozen Normandys. It was done so many times in games that by this generation it was a running joke that seems to have run its course. Its the shooter equiv of the Hoth map, basically. As for 360, I'm not really sure. Like I said, this generation the devs sort of wised up and collectively seemed to decide that Normandy was a part of WW2 that just needed to sleep.
  8. Firefox has been crashing completely randomly for me as of late. Randomly, when a page loads, the entire thing will just crash completely for no explained reason, and it only crashes when loading pages. Any ideas?
  9. It is indeed the best way to get people to not argue back.
  10. Revan would get ready to fight Obi-wan, but then remember about the true threat and disappear to never be seen or heard from again. And... Scene.
  11. For a +1 to his fiscal responsibility... he did drop K3 for SWTOR. While it pissed off a lot of people, SWTOR -does- have the potential to make 10x as much money as K3 would have.
  12. He used enough energy to make a thread, so I thought it only polite to answer him when he asked what I thought. Also, on the topic of showboating, these guys don't hold a candle to Firebathero: (This BBCode requires its accompanying plugin to work properly.) That, my friends, is what Niner wishes he was.
  13. Chewy didn't die; he was teleported into this picture.
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