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Spamalot / kili and ageless
« on: March 21, 2017, 05:09:22 PM »
gimme dem e-mails addy's yo

General Discussion / terrible day for everyone
« on: March 11, 2016, 01:38:09 PM »


To Our Daybreak Community,

I’m writing today to let you know that, after much review and consideration, Daybreak is discontinuing development of EverQuest Next.

For the past 20 years EverQuest has been a labor of love. What started as a deep passion of ours, as game creators, grew into a much larger passion shared by you, millions of players and Daybreakers alike. Watching EverQuest’s ability to entertain and bring people together has inspired and humbled us. It’s shaped our culture and has emboldened us to take aggressive risks with our game ideas and products. When we decided to create the next chapter in the EverQuest journey, we didn’t aim low. We set out to make something revolutionary.

For those familiar with the internals of game development, you know that cancellations are a reality we must face from time to time. Inherent to the creative process are dreaming big, pushing hard and being brutally honest with where you land. In the case of EverQuest Next, we accomplished incredible feats that astonished industry insiders. Unfortunately, as we put together the pieces, we found that it wasn’t fun. We know you have high standards when it comes to Norrath and we do too. In final review, we had to face the fact that EverQuest Next would not meet the expectations we – and all of you – have for the worlds of Norrath.

The future of the EverQuest franchise as a whole is important to us here at Daybreak. EverQuest in all its forms is near and dear to our hearts. EverQuest and EverQuest II are going strong. Rest assured that our passion to grow the world of EverQuest remains undiminished.

Yours truly,

Russell Shanks
President, Daybreak Games


Spamalot / whenever i see the boston marathon bomber's name
« on: April 22, 2013, 11:13:54 AM »
dzhokar tsarnaev, i think of

Spamalot / arogran van werkhoven
« on: January 03, 2013, 01:49:05 PM »
as per our previous conversation, civilization 5 is on sale.  you should purchase this.

Spamalot / ageless/taket/redley
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:12:50 PM »
some friends and i are going to be in tampa and orlando on friday and saturday to do hospital tours for our third and fourth year rotations

i forget if you guys live there/in that area, but if you're available you should show us where to eat lunch/say hi to your boy globally

Spamalot / that sad moment
« on: October 28, 2012, 03:17:58 PM »
when you realize one of your friends, who's going into healthcare, believes that vaccinations are harmful/cause autism

LoLz / everything is broken
« on: September 16, 2012, 12:44:33 AM »

Spamalot / Re: Acid
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:41:06 PM »
An opportunity has presented itself to acquire some acid tomorrow but this is something that I've never done before so I have a few questions before I proceed: A) Is it ok to do it alone for your first time? B) looks like a guy wearing uneven shades so maybe he's looking to the side and his mouth is messed up or something and C) I do have mental illness in my family history. Is this something I should be concerned with? Again, I have never taken acid or any other kind of hallucinogen so I don't really know what I'm getting myself into.

Also fuck posting in threads, just make a new one every time.

with a history of mental illness i'd be somewhat wary, i know of 2 people personally who were permanently damaged after bad acid trips

that being said, i know tons of people who have taken it and come out fine, i'd just make sure you're in a decent environment before taken it (good mood, around things that make you happy)

and post on tzt the entire time

Spamalot / SORSSORSSORSSORSSORSSORS (and maybe sear)
« on: September 02, 2012, 06:17:18 PM »
one of you two, i think sors though, posted this

it is currently in my oven with these modifications - doing it at cupcakes instead of pie pan, added instant coffee to brownies to give it a little mocha taste, splash of caramel on top for more diabetes, using birthday cake oreos (with sprinkles in the creme!)

having a 4 person birthday party/potluck tonight, going to clog all my arteries

Spamalot / 10 year reunion is today
« on: July 14, 2012, 05:17:12 PM »
Old + out of touch

Spamalot / tzt book club recommendations for me
« on: June 15, 2012, 11:54:55 AM »
At an ama conference in Chicago, and need a new book to read.  Prefer sci-fi or horror, but comedy and fantasy is good too

Last books I read were the name of the wind and the wise man's fear by Patrick rothfus and I have no mouth and I must scream by harlon ellison

Help me tzt

Spamalot / the wire: the musical
« on: June 07, 2012, 12:07:15 AM »
don't typically care for funny or die, but i'll boner anything related to the wire

also, i have no idea if this is a repost

edit - when i try to embed it, it links to a random will ferril video, so have to go with the shortcut

Spamalot / first year of med school finished
« on: May 24, 2012, 04:07:40 PM »
edit - fixed?  for knitting

Spamalot / the internet invades my life
« on: May 14, 2012, 11:26:25 AM »
in parasitology lecture right now, and he's doing a lecture over myasis, which is caused by burrowing flies like bot flies

anyway, he's showing pictures of different infestations, freaking people out, and lotus boob comes up

lots of people freak out, a friend and I laugh, scanning the class for other people that know what it is

thank you internet

also, I blame sors/sears for exposing me to that image so god damn much that I can just laugh at it

« on: May 03, 2012, 10:43:44 AM »
playing flash games instead of studying for my final, oh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Spamalot / bailon is facebook friends with the dude from american pie
« on: March 21, 2012, 10:27:16 AM »
hit it and quit it bro

Spamalot / this looks ridiculously awesome (calling sors and seary)
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:26:04 PM »
every annoyingly frustrating nintendo game ever in one


LoLz / hotshotgg irl
« on: February 20, 2012, 05:10:32 PM »
so random bit of info, there's an annoying batflap girl in my class who's become single in the last few months. I can't stand pale weeaboo type girls, but I knew her ex played competitive lol

apparently her ex is hotshotgg, and from what he's told the class he's a shit, but if he put up with her for anytime at all he's a better man than I

and this has been your weekly dose of the internet invading real life

General Discussion / ohgodohgodohgod (gd sympathy thread)
« on: February 06, 2012, 11:02:16 AM »
was released last week in japan


Spamalot / it's friday night
« on: January 20, 2012, 07:52:08 PM »
and i'm studying respiratory physiology outside a starbucks

what's the rest of spamalot's plans for the night?

Spamalot / skars
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:34:52 PM »
thanks pal  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

Spamalot / i'm 12 what is this
« on: December 15, 2011, 12:19:39 AM »
yyodat eas last fau og gibnbls, serrmster is all voetb-patyye in yzty  onlu forum when able, benn drinking, obviously, hopr uuoou aall ate werll, wish moyhjoinh buy yhjher brst, love, uouuyyt pal, yimothu william toedder

General Discussion / don't trust you rapists
« on: December 01, 2011, 08:31:43 PM »
for reals

Believers Rate Atheists About As Trustworthy As Rapists, Says New Study
Ronald Bailey | December 1, 2011

A new study, Do You Believe in Atheists? Distrust is Central to Anti-Atheist Prejudice [PDF], probing the attitudes of people toward atheists has just been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. The abstract reports:

Recent polls indicate that atheists are among the least liked people in areas with religious majorities (i.e., in most of the world). The sociofunctional approach to prejudice, combined with a cultural evolutionary theory of religion‘s effects on cooperation, suggest that anti-atheist prejudice is particularly motivated by distrust. Consistent with this theoretical framework, a broad sample of American adults revealed that distrust characterized anti-atheist prejudice, but not anti-gay prejudice (Study 1). In subsequent studies, distrust of atheists generalized even to participants from more liberal, secular populations. A description of a criminally untrustworthy individual was seen as comparably representative of atheists and rapists, but not representative of Christians, Muslims, Jewish people, feminists, or homosexuals (Studies 2-4). In addition, results were consistent with the hypothesis that the relationship between belief in God and atheist distrust was fully mediated by the belief that people behave better if they feel that God is watching them (Study 4). In implicit measures, participants strongly associated atheists with distrust, and belief in God was more strongly associated with implicit distrust of atheists than with implicit dislike of atheists (Study 5). Finally, atheists were systematically socially excluded only in high-trust domains; belief in God, but not authoritarianism, predicted this discriminatory decision-making against atheists in high trust domains (Study 6). These six studies are the first to systematically explore the social psychological underpinnings of anti-atheist prejudice, and converge to indicate the centrality of distrust in this phenomenon.

Why are atheists so distrusted by believers? ScienceDaily reports one speculation from the lead researcher:

The religious behaviors of others may provide believers with important social cues, the researchers say. "Outward displays of belief in God may be viewed as a proxy for trustworthiness, particularly by religious believers who think that people behave better if they feel that God is watching them," says Norenzayan. "While atheists may see their disbelief as a private matter on a metaphysical issue, believers may consider atheists' absence of belief as a public threat to cooperation and honesty."

A recent Gallup poll noted (on the basis of an heroic assumption that a candidate for president was "well qualified") that 78 percent of Americans would vote for a Mormon, 67 percent for a gay, 89 percent for a Jew. Only 49 percent said that they would vote for an atheist. But there's good news -- in 1958 only 18 percent said that they'd vote for an atheist.

Spamalot / "I saw Prince this year... but... wow."
« on: November 24, 2011, 12:22:25 AM »

The Adventures of Pete and Pete Reunion at Cinefamily: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli & Artie...the Strongest the World
By Paul T. Bradley Mon., Nov. 21 2011 at 11:30 AM Comments (5)
Categories: Culture, Nerdy in LA, Nostalgia, Over The Weekend, Television

Describing Pete and Pete to non-fans and newcomers is like describing an acid trip in Pleasantville to your grandma without making drug reference, "It's like, y'know...surreal but nostalgic...but like still kinda wholesome...but warped...only tastefully so." Ok fine, Pete and Pete is The Wonder Years on mescaline...or 11 days of voluntary sleeplessness. There there grandma, you know what mescaline is, don't act so coy.
The cast and creators of the venerable kids cult classic The Adventures of Pete and Pete joined an instant-sell-out crowd Saturday night at Cinefamily for their first reunion since the show's run ended in 1996. Both Petes, Mike Maronna and Danny Tamberelli, were joined by show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, as well as writer Joe Stillman, director Katherine Dieckmann and, of course, Toby Huss as Artie...the strongest the world.

The evening chronicled more of a "Wow, how did that even happen?" vibe than "We made the best thing ever, and it's a crime we're not amazingly popular." Turns out, making Pete and Pete was an amazing time, and given the particulars, a labor of love that may never ever happen again.

Paul T. Bradley
Tamberelli (little Pete) and Maronna (big Pete) now

In the spirit of endless in-jokes, the Cinefamily marquee read "KrebStar Film Festival," an homage to the show's company town in-joke about product ubiquity (the show featured an array of Leavittown-esque products like KrebStore 24, KrebEx, Krebgate Toothpaste, and even Kreb Scouts). The staff handed out "performance-enhanced" Orange Lazaruses (a brain-freeze inducing slushy orange drink) to the crowd. They even had a temporary tattoo artist on hand to dish out versions of Little Pete's mysterious tattoo "Petunia".

Paul T. Bradley
Little Pete's 'Petunia' painted on a Cinefamily superfan

For those of you who don't remember, the show began as 60-second shorts in 1989, in Nickelodeon's early days...those halcyon days when grossing-out and gagging-up were in their experimental phase. With the shorts success came a few specials, and then a full-blown three season series. This wasn't exactly the children's series world of producers Sid and Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost) was the manageable childhood surrealism that defines the lost late and post-X generation. Pete and Pete was an angst-less love letter from Gen-X adults to their younger siblings, nieces and nephews...well, the awesomely weird ones, anyway.
It featured two ginger siblings named Pete (don't ask why they have the same name) in a Springfield-esque stateless anytown called Wellsville, and chronicled childhood staples like field trips, summer vacations, school lunches, etc. from their own perspectives, not the forced moralistic perspective of adults. That's the best thing about the show -- the logic was one of childhood magic realism. Entire cars can be dug up on the beach and driven away, moms have radio receiving (and occasionally broadcasting) metal headplates and demonic bowling balls can augment familial strife.

Paul T. Bradley
Viscardi and McRobb, writers way ahead of their time

"The things we loved about it were the things that totally freaked out Nickelodeon when we were making it," Viscardi said. "They didn't understand some of the stuff we were doing, or so many elements of it. And we would say, 'No no, this is great, this works' and they would just be afraid of so many of the things that were going on. We just made things that made us laugh and did things that we enjoyed."
That's basically it in a nutshell. The writers made something that entertained them and would have entertained them as children. And in defiance of the logic of television, they got away with all of it.

Paul T. Bradley
Huss, left, in front of a giant picture of Artie

Much like his character in the show, Toby Huss stole the stage; occasionally mugging for the crowd and cracking some Artie-isms. Artie, a long john-wearing nerd with a striped t-shirt and slick hair -- kind of like a half-hipster half-Superman -- was either a figmemt of Little Pete's imagination, or an actual lunatic, it is never made clear. "The turning point of what it was and then what it became is when we brought Artie. I think when you bring in a character like Artie and what he represents..." McRobb started to explain. "What the heck did I represent?" Huss broke in. "I was trying to impress a girl," a reference to the character's origins.
Another staple of the show, offbeat celebrity cameos and musical guests, came with simple origins. "We just played the music we liked," McRobb said, "and we started getting those people to come on the show...once we had one or two celebrities, it became the cool thing to do, I guess." Among others, Iggy Pop, REM's Michael Stipe, Debbie Harry, Janeane Garofalo and Steve Buscemi all played somewhat significant roles on the show.

What did the crowd think? Well, one girl, on the way out had this to say: "That was the penultimate slash ultimate most awesomest thing that has ever happened to ever...and, I mean, I saw Prince this" So there you have it.

Spamalot / JONG
« on: November 20, 2011, 01:07:36 PM »

Spamalot / go to
« on: November 03, 2011, 07:12:36 PM »
and type "do a barrel roll"

Spamalot / mr. arkoosh
« on: October 22, 2011, 01:58:40 PM »
well wishes on your birth of days

Spamalot / sanlaven/other people who played the HOMM series
« on: October 15, 2011, 03:08:37 PM »
did you try out 6 yet?  forgot i pre-ordered it and it was released this week, so downloading it now

metacritic has it at an 83 currently, so hopefully it's decent

edit - though there's only 8 reviews, and none from the bigger names, so we'll see

Spamalot / oh god my life
« on: September 15, 2011, 12:01:42 AM »

General Discussion / MOO 1 + 2
« on: August 18, 2011, 07:25:19 PM »
i know a lot of people on this board love that game, if you want a legit copy, that'll last forever, gog has both of them for 3.50 this weekend

probably going to grab those to experience the madness

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