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Post by inflatable dalek » Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:06 am

By amazing coincidence, I dropped a $100 bill when out walking my gibbon nearby to where you live. If you'd post it to me, I'll be grateful (I would collect, but I've been called away on urgent business).
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Post by electro girl » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Sades wrote:Watching Power Rangers because the little is now addicted to it.

Billy looks like a giant ****ing toddler in those blue overalls.
I went on a Power Rangers spending spree a few months ago so now I have Loads of red rangers.

Also Billy was the best ranger.
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Post by Hound » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:12 pm

TBH I really hope that this first show gets a whole lot better soon. Every character is just so godawfully stereotypical all the effing time.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 3:24 pm

Have any of you seen the hilarious adult film version of Power Rangers? It might still be up on Youtube. I quite liked it - but then I have zero attachment to PR.

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Post by Sades » Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:20 pm

Nooo, will have to check out at some point.

Alpha, Rita's escaped! WE NEED A BUNCH OF DORKY TEENAGERS! Just pick ones that are conveniently dressed in Zord colours to avoid confusion.

Though they were probably the "height of coolness" back in the 90's.

Well, at least it isn't Frozen. Though tbh I think I'd rather be watching that.

Ahahahahaha, Billy and Kimberly just switched brains or some shit. Noooooooo.
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Post by Dead Man Wade » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:16 pm

Sades wrote:Though they were probably the "height of coolness" back in the 90's.
No, they really weren't. I remember thinking they were all doofy as hell, even then. I was mostly there for the giant robots.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:20 pm

I think I was just too old for it to get past how disjointed and cobbled together it all was : 'Saved By The Bell' interspersed with some randomness from a Japanese Super Sentai show and some villains looked like He-Man cast offs. It just looked like a cynical toy-exec mandated line designed to cover all bases.

Some of the odd later episodes I've seen are much better, but y'know, still not that bothered.

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Post by Knightdramon » Wed Mar 18, 2015 8:04 pm

Power Rangers was like the BIG hit when it first came out.

Which is ironic because Sentai had been going on for around a decade [maybe longer] by that point in Japan.

First few series are so stereotypical it hurts.

Billy the science geek, Tommy and Jason which are of course the muscle and karate buffs that get to be the leaders, the South Korean girl who is into spiritual martial arts/whatever, the black guy who is into rhythmic music/whatever crap, and the "love interest" who is just the typical goody goody girl with a passion for gymnastics.

It got really good on Power Rangers in Space, and then I liked Lost Galaxy [best ensemble cast] and Time Force.

Beyond that I never bothered to look for anything else.
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Post by Hound » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:24 pm

It so is "Saved By The Bell" shoehorned into a Super Sentai show. That's the thing. When it gets to the Sentai footage that's when it gets worth watching.

The Super Sentai franchise started in 1975 so it had been almost 20 years by the time Saban got their hands on it.

I quite like the parts where bright colored ninjas are fighting monsters in giant mecha. I'm hoping that somewhere along the line the parts where it's American people being teenagers gets less crap.

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Post by Hound » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:31 pm

Haha, double post! Hound sucks!

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Post by electro girl » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:35 pm

Knightdramon wrote: It got really good on Power Rangers in Space, and then I liked Lost Galaxy [best ensemble cast] and Time Force.

Beyond that I never bothered to look for anything else.
Power Rangers in Space was the best series. The theme song is my ringtone.

As soon as Galaxy hit Struggled I to remain interested. Not because it was bad but because it didn't progress from in Space like other series did before it.
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Post by Sades » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:59 pm

Hound wrote:worth watching
You and I have very, very different definitions of this at times, my love.

Weeeeelll, mostly. I'm only teasing, I remember watching this show when I was younger (though to be fair it was mainly because it was on, because younger siblings and not entirely by choice) but I didn't really retain much of a liking or anything for it. It was just sort of there, y'know. That's kind of how it is now. It's there. I can't get away now, thanks (jerkface :p).
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:47 am

Brain immediately went to these...

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Post by Sades » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:12 pm

Sounds about right.

Had a rare day off together yesterday. We slept in as much as a toddler will allow, did our taxes, then we went to the gym. It was a satisfying day, yet seems depressingly grown-up from this angle. :p

I am supposedly doing the dishes while listening to my book, but am actually standing in the kitchen typing this post out and small one is watching Doodlebops.
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Post by G1Optimusprime9 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:57 am

inflatable dalek wrote:By amazing coincidence, I dropped a $100 bill when out walking my gibbon nearby to where you live. If you'd post it to me, I'll be grateful (I would collect, but I've been called away on urgent business).
You were in Michigan otherwise I dont think you dropped it :|
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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:15 am

Well obviously I was in Michigan. That goes without saying.
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Post by G1Optimusprime9 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:23 am

Just Making sure but I this bill seems like it was blown in the wind to my dads street and has been on unowned for a while
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Post by Sades » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:29 am

Yeah.... um, that was all kinda sad, though probably not in the manner it was intended. :|

I went and did a test I do from time to time to see what it classes me as, because I like tests. And I like to do them over and over, to see how the results change. It's hard not to see the repeat questions, so I just try to take them as literally as possible instead of just going "Oh, I answered this question this way last time, so I'll do it again..." as (the way I see it anyway) the answer can change depending on wording. Whether or not that's the "right" approach, I don't know.

Usually with this one I come out as right on the borderline of two different types (ENTP/INTP), but this time I came out as INTJ- which is usually what Hound gets (IIRC). I thought that was amusing.

That means this is mine now. -> :eyebrow:

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Introvert(44%) Intuitive(38%) Thinking(38%) Judging(11%)

You have moderate preference of Introversion over Extraversion (44%)
You have moderate preference of Intuition over Sensing (38%)
You have moderate preference of Thinking over Feeling (38%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)
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Post by Notabot » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:31 am

We spent two entire class periods in seminary taking one of those tests. On day three when we got our results, the shrink said, "Look on the grid to see what your results say, and if it doesn't match you, look around the grid for the one that does." I raised my hand and asked why we had wasted two days taking a test if we were just going to pick the one that we thought sounded like us. He said, "The test is a tool." One of my classmates blurted out "You're a tool!"

True story.

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Post by Sades » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:12 pm

That also sounds about right.

Man I hope I'm not on with the new guy today. He's alright for a kid, but I don't feel like picking up his slack.

I like my work. I love being busy, it makes the time go by quickly. My only complaint is that they can't seem to hire competent evening people, and when they do manage to find someone decent they leave. I'm getting tired of working with new people because there's never enough time for me to be training them, I'm horrible at training people anyway and they're never as fast as they need to be, so I end up doing the work of two people while I give them some easy task to complete.

I was a new person once and I try to keep that in mind but new dood after new dood wears you down after awhile.

In short, I DON'T WANT TO ADULT TODAY.
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