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Forum: The Misc 09-08-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 388,219
Posted By McSweeney
Now I feel bad: ...

Now I feel bad:

https://i.imgur.com/y5Vhwcl.jpg
Forum: Anime 09-05-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
Sorry, I got busy and I'm behind, but I did watch...

Sorry, I got busy and I'm behind, but I did watch episode 08. I have my own multi-level marketing story to tell:

Something like five years ago, I spotted a dude doing bench press in the gym (of...
Forum: Anime 08-15-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
Episode 7's out already! At first I thought...

Episode 7's out already!

At first I thought this was a lame episode, but the ending was great and touched my heart. It was nice to see the men in black rally around the pitiable guy who had never...
Forum: Anime 08-14-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
I thought the big ending to the episode would be...

I thought the big ending to the episode would be Ebitani's idea being SO GOOD that he pleased the chairman even though he was pissed and his eyebrows were at the worst possible angle. That would have...
Forum: Anime 08-11-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
"A Kaiji version of Better Call Saul" is a great...

"A Kaiji version of Better Call Saul" is a great way of putting it. Just like with Better Call Saul, I'm sure there are some knuckleheads out there saying that this Tonegawa show is also better than...
Forum: Anime 08-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
This episode was okay. The eyebrow angle...

This episode was okay.

The eyebrow angle thing was hilarious, as was Tonegawa's horror at finding out that Hyoudou was wearing a face mask, but like you said, it had a really anti-climactic...
Forum: The Misc 08-09-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By McSweeney
Update us on your WWE career. Oh no, you...

Update us on your WWE career.

Oh no, you didn't think I'd let that one go, did you?
Forum: Anime 08-07-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7,721
Views: 1,194,998
Posted By McSweeney
I would have to suggest Golden Boy, one of my...

I would have to suggest Golden Boy, one of my favourite shows ever. And it's really short. I highly recommend the English dub. I like it so much that I haven't even bothered trying the Japanese...
Forum: The Misc 08-07-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,544
Posted By McSweeney
I only know one of those characters so far: 我. At...

I only know one of those characters so far: 我. At first, I thought 走 was 是 (to be) with the tiny font, but now I see that it's slightly different. I've got 112 words in my catalogue so far....
Forum: The Misc 08-07-2018, 12:41 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,544
Posted By McSweeney
Oh man! I thought that you had given up on...

Oh man! I thought that you had given up on Duolingo until I finally saw that you had accumulated some experience points on my leaderboard.

I read your posts earlier in this thread about French,...
Forum: Anime 07-31-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
This was, without a doubt, the best episode so...

This was, without a doubt, the best episode so far. You explained why perfectly, so I have nothing else to add to that.

Instead, I'll just point out a funny little nitpick. There seems to be an...
Forum: The Misc 07-26-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 12,544
Posted By McSweeney
I just started using Duolingo today because I...

I just started using Duolingo today because I heard that it's been improved recently, and they've also added a bunch of new languages.

I certainly would not recommend it to a novice trying to...
Forum: The Misc 07-25-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 388,219
Posted By McSweeney
Robot employee fired from supermarket...

Robot employee fired from supermarket (http://www.iflscience.com/technology/store-hires-robot-to-help-out-customers-robot-gets-fired-for-scaring-customers-away/all/) for scaring customers away.

At...
Forum: Entertainment 07-22-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 32,066
Posted By McSweeney
A follow up to my previous post about the Three...

A follow up to my previous post about the Three Body Problem: This is actually part of a trilogy called Remembrance of Earth's Past. I just read the other two novels (The Dark Forest and Death's...
Forum: Anime 07-20-2018, 01:31 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
Another thing about the black comedy bit with the...

Another thing about the black comedy bit with the roasting kneeling grill making an appearance: I remember them saying in Kaiji that a lot of the punished people pissed their pants and then passed...
Forum: Anime 07-18-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
Posted By McSweeney
I liked this episode a lot more than the first. ...

I liked this episode a lot more than the first.

An amusing conflict where their successful brainstorming session was ruined with Hyoudou coming in, then Tonegawa pulling out the brilliant...
Forum: Anime 07-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 50,070
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: 382
Views: 50,070
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: 7,721
Views: 1,194,998
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: 231
Views: 32,066
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: 349
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: 349
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: 331
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: 331
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: 331
Posted By McSweeney
It's World Cup time again

Time for North Americans to pretend they care about soccer for 1 month!
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