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Forum: Anime 07-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 45,864
Posted By McSweeney
I'm surprised by your dramatic change of opinion...

I'm surprised by your dramatic change of opinion after seeing a subtitled version. I still maintain that the episode was rather weak, though amusing. Hopefully the second episode will be better now...
Forum: Anime 07-06-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 45,864
Posted By McSweeney
You reckon we should post our reactions in the...

You reckon we should post our reactions in the Kaiji thread?


I didn't do any research into the original manga, but it seems to me like this is mainly supposed to be a comedy rather than a...
Forum: Anime 06-27-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,138,846
Posted By McSweeney
Maybe it will coincide with an even greater July...

Maybe it will coincide with an even greater July 4th miracle: The Triad will finally release the fansub for Kaiji season 2 episode 5!
Forum: Entertainment 06-17-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 30,744
Posted By McSweeney
I just read The Three Body Problem, a Chinese...

I just read The Three Body Problem, a Chinese sci-fi book that was written about 10 years ago but was only recently translated into English, winning the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the process. I...
Forum: The Misc 06-15-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By McSweeney
The cops were right, though, that IS what you're...

The cops were right, though, that IS what you're supposed to call a Justice of the Peace. But like I said, I just couldn't bring myself to say it! I think you're a cool guy and all, judge, but I...
Forum: The Misc 06-15-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By McSweeney
I once went to court to fight a traffic ticket. I...

I once went to court to fight a traffic ticket. I was surprised to hear the cops refer to the Justice of the Peace (low level judge in traffic court) as "your worship." I thought that was rather...
Forum: The Misc 06-15-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By McSweeney
It's true that I ignored Mexico when I said...

It's true that I ignored Mexico when I said "North America," what I actually meant was Canadians and Americans. At least Americans tend to be more up front about their contempt for soccer, but...
Forum: The Misc 06-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By McSweeney
And don't forget to call it "football" to sound...

And don't forget to call it "football" to sound more authentic when sucking up to your British friends.
Forum: The Misc 06-14-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 199
Posted By McSweeney
It's World Cup time again

Time for North Americans to pretend they care about soccer for 1 month!
Forum: Anime 06-12-2018, 03:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By McSweeney
Anime/manga is truly one of a kind. In what other...

Anime/manga is truly one of a kind. In what other medium would you sincerely argue with people that "No, no, it doesn't matter that this show was based on a porno game, it's actually a masterpiece of...
Forum: Anime 06-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By McSweeney
Please Don't Bully Me, Nagatoro

I discovered this new manga that I find quite amusing. It stars a freshman high school girl named Nagatoro who mercilessly teases her sophomore schoolmate and mocks his attempts at drawing a manga....
Forum: The Misc 06-03-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By McSweeney
My dad used to beat me with his belt. It was...

My dad used to beat me with his belt. It was especially bad when he was the WWF World Heavyweight Champion.
Forum: Debate 05-26-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By McSweeney
The purpose of an online debate is to humiliate...

The purpose of an online debate is to humiliate your opponent while entertaining the spectators (the people who determine who wins).
Forum: The Misc 05-25-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By McSweeney
I disagree. I wrote a post here...

I disagree. I wrote a post here (http://forums.upnetwork.net/showpost.php?p=623677&postcount=25) where I argued that TV is way better now than it used to be in the 90s. Although I wrote the post 4...
Forum: The Misc 05-25-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By McSweeney
I assume you mean that you're going to start...

I assume you mean that you're going to start attending their wrestling school or whatever it is, not actually be on TV yet. But if it's actually the latter, make sure to give us a shoutout. "FIZZY...
Forum: Anime 05-24-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7,693
Views: 1,138,846
Posted By McSweeney
I can't get excited about the Tonegawa anime...

I can't get excited about the Tonegawa anime because it wasn't written by Fukumoto, so it's nothing more than glorified fanfiction. I'll wait and see if I'm proven wrong.

What I really want is a...
Forum: Video Games 04-28-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 43,684
Posted By McSweeney
I'm a purist in that I like to play games to...

I'm a purist in that I like to play games to their fullest extent within the boundaries of the rules. Avoiding skirmishes feels like an artificial challenge. It's like when I complain about certain...
Forum: Video Games 04-27-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 43,684
Posted By McSweeney
I'm currently playing Awakening where you can get...

I'm currently playing Awakening where you can get unlimited experience points by fighting skirmishes on the map. I miss the limited amount of experience that's available in games like FE7. It adds a...
Forum: Video Games 04-27-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 43,684
Posted By McSweeney
I always level up lords because you're forced to...

I always level up lords because you're forced to select them. If you're going to show up for a battle, you may as well be useful!
Forum: The Misc 03-18-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4,089
Views: 373,253
Posted By McSweeney
Apparently "cunt" is a term of endearment in...

Apparently "cunt" is a term of endearment in Australia.
Forum: Debate 02-15-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By McSweeney
There are conflicting studies on whether the...

There are conflicting studies on whether the death penalty prevents murder or not, but the general consensus seems to be that it doesn't. See this for example:
...
Forum: Debate 02-15-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By McSweeney
Why though? If you want to send the message that...

Why though? If you want to send the message that "killing is wrong" then maybe you can justify killing a terrorist in a war because you are killing 1 person for the sake of preventing him from...
Forum: The Misc 01-22-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 53,958
Posted By McSweeney
Most people assume that "peruse" means "to skim...

Most people assume that "peruse" means "to skim through casually" but it actually means "to examine very carefully".
Forum: Entertainment 12-31-2017, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,474
Posted By McSweeney
I liked some of it, disliked some of it (I won't...

I liked some of it, disliked some of it (I won't repeat the criticisms that have already been expressed here) but the thing I was most unhappy about was:

Luke's death. The part where he went out...
Forum: The Misc 12-15-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,122
Posted By McSweeney
Me going AFK for an hour then trying to send...

Me going AFK for an hour then trying to send messages again

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