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  1. I went halfsies with my daughter's stepdad on the cost of a 2009 Saturn VUE that was literally driven to the grocery store and back since it has like 12K miles on it. We got it from a local auto auction for a pittance, but it needs a little work He is an auto-mechanic so I will foot the cost for parts and he'll provide the labor. My daughter will be a licensed motorist very soon with a vehicle of her own.
    6 points
  2. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year. Be good. If you can't be good, be good at it.
    4 points
  3. Reunited and it feels so good...
    3 points
  4. I am not really nervous about her being on the road as she is a very good driver. It is the other idiots out there that concern me. The VUE's have a pretty good safety record but the gas mileage on them is pretty shitty. On the plus side, if something breaks her stepdad knows enough about cars to fix it himself. That was the whole point of getting her a vehicle that did not require NSA level cryptologists to help with the maintenance.
    3 points
  5. It is better to stay silent and be thought an idiot than to open your mouth and confirm your stupidity. Then, uh, stop doing that, Terry. I still love you, old man, so please shut up.
    3 points
  6. You know, about that whole degenerate gambler thing: It's a very LOUD movie. Safdie Bros working that sensory overload gimmick.
    3 points
  7. The Rockets losing to the corpse of the Warriors must have been Santa's gift to the DVDVR.
    3 points
  8. Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Festivus for the rest of us.
    3 points
  9. Happy Birthday to Rickey Henderson, RUSEV, and Jesus of Nazareth
    3 points
  10. I want to wish the NDVDR family a Merry Christmas and all the best for a New Year bringing with it a new decade. Love the community we have here, Paul xxx.
    2 points
  11. Whilst it is possible to state a theory that Black Panther is very much an American film made by Americans, projecting a fantastical American vision of (a fictional country in) Africa that would be meaningless to most actual Africans... Gilliam is doing a pretty shit job of making that point. And as far as I know, most African people who watched Black Panther thought it was brilliant. It's one thing to go all 'cultural studies professor being contrarion' on matters such as these, but considering how much that movie meant to millions of people all around the world, criticising it strongly and without caveats is kind of a slap in the face to a lot of people. And when those people have spent a lot of their lives being patronised, marginalised or under-represented, to go after the one thing that says to them "These stories can be about people who look like you" kind of implies you have little or no respect for them personally. Which I would hope was not Gilliam's intention.
    2 points
  12. Unless you are Lawful Metal. He got coal in his stocking this year.
    2 points
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  14. Because if its anyone who knows the real story of Africa, it is the proud citizen of a former slave holding colonial power, right?
    2 points
  15. Well that ended up being a pretty damn good Christmas day slate.
    2 points
  16. First matched announced for World Collide:
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  17. Dio's opening scream on Mob Rules from Heaven & Hell at Radio City Music Hall.
    2 points
  18. How did your MVP do against the worst team in the league today...?
    2 points
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  20. I was playing this yesterday and got a pistol with timed payload powers and now bad guys are flying in the air like chairs in the Ghostbusters 2 courtroom scene.
    2 points
  21. As if we needed another reason to love Zach Sabre jr.
    2 points
  22. And a special Season's greetings to all the WCW Special Forces members who are working today.
    2 points
  23. A too sweet Christmas Eve at my godmother's...and I found out one of her sons (3rd cousin to me) is also a wrestling fan.
    2 points
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  25. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is officially here. Merry Christmas. Have a good one xxx
    2 points
  26. Yeah, after watching that abortion of a Prince of Darkness match, I am only giving Mancer the benefit of the doubt. That goes for the Von Erich kid and Filthy Tom too because that was the most hilariously bad brawling I've ever seen. If you were really gonna mail it in, at least spray gas on each other or stick somebody's head in the trashcan. All the stuff with the Dynasty and the DBS/Low-Ki match was great, though. Dynasty need to be a part of AEW yesterday. Davey Boy will win the Opera Cup and deserves to. He might be the most Canadian talker since Bret* but he can wrestle his ass off. * I forgot about Lance Storm, but Bret might be a closer comparison
    2 points
  27. Merry Christmas, everybody! Hope y'all get some good shit (pal!) and are having a grand ol' time.
    2 points
  28. Because he's a shitty wrestler being carried by a lame gimmick?
    2 points
  29. Omega does the women, the Bucks do the tag division, and Cody does the singles supposedly. Tony Khan has final word.
    1 point
  30. TIL that Jimmy Valiant and Lazer Tron feuded with the New Breed, and honestly, I'm not sure that my brain is prepared to handle that.
    1 point
  31. Is it crying or just leakage from a botched facelift?
    1 point
  32. I can see Americans not knowing who he was, what with the transatlantic musical separation in the 70s meaning that when Oasis did Cum on Feel the Noize, the yanks thought it was a Quiet Riot cover. But everyone in the UK knows who he is, because his songs have been timeless classics for nearly fifty years now.
    1 point
  33. Think I'm on the final quest step for this seasons IB's armor. Its one that will either be super easy if you are good and lucky or fairly douchey and annoying. You need 10 rocket launcher kills. Keep in mind they actually decreased the amount of ammo you pick up for rocket launchers.
    1 point
  34. Film: Gremlins Picked by: J.T. "I love Gremlins. Despite the monster mash going on, it's a very Christmas-y movie with people doing their best to show the people closest to them how much they care, failing miserably, and in the attempt truly showing how precious their sacrificial love really is. It's like The Gift Of the Magi but with homicidal lizard critters. Million Billion Stars!" Gremlins (1984) Directed by Joe Dante Written by Chris Columbus Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment. Reviewed by: Raziel So i pulled Gremlins, a fantastic comedic holiday romp with fun, merriment, and chaos. It’s one of those Horrimedies from the 80’s that tried going in two directions and never really found it’s footing but was fun nonetheless. We start in some city’s Chinatown, where stereotypical traveling salesman Rand Peltzer is trying to find a market for his inventions and he get’s led down to a strange shop where he encounters a Mogwai. The wise old man owner refuses to sell to him, but his grandson sees an easy $200 bucks and in typical mid-80’s “Everything’s for sale” fashion, Rand buys the creature, along with getting the 3 Rules, which will promptly get broken in the next 20 minutes or so. We then get to the opening roll and Joe Dante invents the opening montage to every Hallmark Christmas Movie ever as we look around at beautiful Hill Vall-... wait a minute, to Google OK, So Downtown Kingston Falls is the same set as Downtown Hill Valley, and the whole setup is so damn close that I’m pretty sure then went straight from filming this to filming the 1985 scenes for Back to the Future. But anyway, we finish the montage and meet Billy Peltzer, Rand’s son, still living at home while getting his art career off the ground but working at a Bank, and for whatever reason bringing his dog. He sits next to his love interest, Kate, played by Phoebe Cates not coming out of a pool in a one piece and they do some standard issue “you’re late’ discussion as Mrs Deagle comes walking down the street carrying a severed snowman head. She runs into the bank, everyone lets her cut in line as supposedly she underwrites every mortgage in town and she proceeds to blame Billy’s dog and trots out a bunch of threats that today would allow Billy to sue and press charges and win with the amount of witnesses present, but also get her membership into PETA. So, Billy goes to the bar after work where Kate moonlights for free supposedly, we get Judge Reinhold showing up as a early 20’s Yuppie who’s hitting on Kate and being a dick to Billy then disappears never to be seen for the rest of the movie as we get the “this isn’t the job you want talk”. Billy goes home, and Rand is there and gives him the Mogwai as a gift, giving him the rules in an “oh yeah, I was supposed to tell you this” and naming the creature Gizmo. Cut to later where Billy hangs out with a kid half his age played by Corey Feldmen pre-drugs and hijinks ensue to have water spill on Gizmo, causing him to multiply into 5 other mogwai. These creatures are total dicks and the opposite of calm Gizmo. Rand goes out of town and Billy brings one to the local High School Science teacher, who goes to study it. 2 Days of setup pass of the Mogwai laying a trap and fool Billy into feeding them after Midnight (rule 2) which causes the Mogwai into a pupal state. The one with the Teacher manages to get food as well. We get some great foreshadowing with Dick Miller showing up and laying the Gremlins framework the Cocoon’s hatch. The movie goes straight horror here as the Gremlins attack Billy’s mom and she manages to off 3 in pretty spectacular fashion before one gets the drop on her, but Billy comes home and takes it out. He grabs Gizmo and runs to the school. In the school he finds that the Gremlins managed to kill the teacher. Billy takes that one out and they find Stripe, the mohawked leader of the Gremlins, who runs to the Y. Billy follows and in the process, fails to stop Stripe from jumping in the pool, Multiplying into a massive amount of the monsters. So, here the movie decides to be something else as in the chaos and destruction, the movie goes back to presenting as a comedy while people are getting trashed by these monsters. We get to the bar scene where the movie stops trying to be serious and leans into the absurd. Billy rescues Kate there, and they hide in the bank where we get an unnecessary story about the death of Kate’s father, and the Gremlins all move to the movie theater. Here we get something that would never happen today, but since this was the Dark Age of Disney and they needed the money, they let a bunch of Snow White show up in a WB Flick but the Gremlins are there watching and Billy and Kate manage to blow up the theater and kill all of them, but not before Stripe escapes and runs to the Montgomery Ward store. Billy gives chase, and gets his ass kicked. Stripe goes to jump in the fountain to re-multiply, but by now it’s morning and Gizmo arrives in a toy car to save the day and opens the skylight, flooding the room with sunlight (never mind it was still very dark and snowing before), killing Stripe. Everyone returns home to the Peltzers as the news reports the aftermath, but no one managed to actually *see* a gremlin (despite many, many people seeing them). The old man shows up, chastises everyone for the events of the movie, and takes Gizmo home, saying that “perhaps someday, Billy will be ready”. I looked at this and for all the chaos, there were only really 2 confirmed kills, the Science Teacher and Mrs. Deagle. They left the Puttermans vague (they showed up in the next movie anyway), and everyone else just seemed to get hurt or maimed. But anyway, it was a fun movie that’s really enjoyable, even if it can’t make up it’s mind if it wants to play everything straight or lean into the absurd. At least the sequel picked a lane.
    1 point
  35. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and to our big, twisted DVDVR family!
    1 point
  36. Was wondering how the hell you give a gift to Riven. That is nice to know. I finished the Saint-14 quests like you did. It was neat story wise though again it was weird doing another fighter clearly designed for a fireteam. Now I need to focus on raising my obelisk ranks and linkign them to the tower via timelost weapons. Forgetting the name, but I really like the redux sidearm from the Osiris dlc. I got a feeding frenzy/dragonfly roll. It is awesome. Surprisingly got the Komodo with only one win in Survival. Did not realize I was already so close to heroic since I mostly recall losing the past week. I must have done well in week 1 of the season. Now only the shotgun is left. I should be ok just focusing on kills. Not sure when I will actually get to it though since I plan to catch up on the Stardom shows I'm behind on today and tomorrow.
    1 point
  37. Whoever is responsible for what they did to Kelly Marie Tran in this movie should be jailed. It’s genuinely craven and shameful. I wasn’t counting lines or anything, but her screen time and relevance to the plot is, at most, equal to and quite possibly lesser than Dominic Monoghan’s as Lieutenant Whoever The Fuck.
    1 point
  38. Keri Russell, Kelly Marie Tran, and Naomi Ackie were all underutilized, in my opinion. That's probably my biggest criticism. Also, Wikipedia has a list of all the Jedi voices Rey hears at the climax
    1 point
  39. If there was any justice in the world, "I don't Wanna Miss a Thing" would be the ur example for that.
    1 point
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