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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










WARNING: Language









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Winners of the ICC Championship:
100: Awesome Eagle
476: Pitt
500: Hannibal the Conqueror
793: EnemyofJupitor
1066: EnemyofJupitor
1389: Awesome Eagle
1453: Awesome Eagle
1500: Punic Hebil
1789: Jax
1914: EnemyofJupitor
2000: Jetkill Fastmurder
2500:

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 31 May 2013 17:34 EDT (US)     126 / 2504  
Dedicated subforum isn't the way to go. There are barely any people in the ones we have now.

CK2 is as complex as a game I want to play, really don't have the time or enthusiasm to learn HOI or anything like that.

A f t y

A A R S

:: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

"We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
posted 31 May 2013 17:50 EDT (US)     127 / 2504  
HOI2 isnt all that complex, HOI3 is though. I do like some of the features in HOI3(reasearch mostly) but i massively prefer HOI2

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 01 June 2013 01:23 EDT (US)     128 / 2504  
Inheritance still confuses me, but that is really about it.
posted 01 June 2013 05:49 EDT (US)     129 / 2504  
It still confuses me sometimes, like when Your two kingdoms have different inheritance laws, one Primogeniture and the other Gavelkind. When you expect them both to go to your heir it starts getting confusing trying to keep them both.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 01 June 2013 11:40 EDT (US)     130 / 2504  
That's why Kingdoms are meant to be United. Otherwise you end up like the Plantagenets. Or the Hapsburgs.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 01 June 2013 17:52 EDT (US)     131 / 2504  
To be fair, I actually won France by accident. I contributed most to the Crusade and was awarded it by the pope. The funny thing was I still owned all the minor holdings in Northern France, so when a distant relative called me to arms to help him depose the king (after it slipped from my realm and that guy ost it), I actualy had more power than the French king and still won without my Polish levies. The main reason it slipped away I think was France was Agnatic primogeniture instead of Polands Agnatic Cognatic Gavelkind, and I had a rather useless female heir as my successor, disqualifying them from France.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 02 June 2013 13:11 EDT (US)     132 / 2504  
Ahh, the sale offer has finished, just as I was thinking 'oh why not'.

To back up my comment on Steam starting prices - Steam CK2 price 35. Zavvi price 13

[This message has been edited by SwampRat (edited 06-02-2013 @ 01:13 PM).]

posted 02 June 2013 16:19 EDT (US)     133 / 2504  
Hmm, I swear it was 30 when I bought pretty much everywhere. I suppose Steam isn't always great. I mean, 45 for R2TW? If there werent cheaper options I'd go for EU4 hands down.

Why are they out about the same time...

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 02 June 2013 16:25 EDT (US)     134 / 2504  
I generally don't object to paying a few more quid to get it straightaway. I live an hour from the nearest videogame store and it's usually more expensive than steam anyway. I will be pre-ordering R2 on Amazon though

But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy
posted 02 June 2013 17:25 EDT (US)     135 / 2504  
New update

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 02 June 2013 20:21 EDT (US)     136 / 2504  
Usually my local stores have worse prices than Steam, many actually don't sell PC games.

Because apparently it is dead, I think it was just zombified.

"Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" - Jeb Kerman just before "landing" at incredibly fast speeds

[This message has been edited by Scenter102 (edited 06-02-2013 @ 09:53 PM).]

posted 03 June 2013 00:48 EDT (US)     137 / 2504  
I suppose Steam isn't always great
Baring sales Amazon is almost always cheaper than Steam, even for new games. If it wasn't for sales and offers Steam would be a completely meh service.

EDIT: and apart from the friends list, and the ease of connection, and the ease of download etc etc. Steam is a pr good service, but purely from a "I want these games cheap" POV it's not the best.

house won this

[This message has been edited by Jax (edited 06-03-2013 @ 00:57 AM).]

posted 03 June 2013 01:33 EDT (US)     138 / 2504  
I love steam personally, I especially like the built in browser.
posted 03 June 2013 02:15 EDT (US)     139 / 2504  
I have literally never had a reason to use the in built browser.

house won this
posted 03 June 2013 02:40 EDT (US)     140 / 2504  
I use it it mainly for guides and for other in-game help.
posted 03 June 2013 02:55 EDT (US)     141 / 2504  
The built-in browser got me through many a confusing level in Deus Ex and Portal.
posted 03 June 2013 03:04 EDT (US)     142 / 2504  
Ehhh. I basically run everything windowed, and if I'm not running it windowed I find alt-tabbing easier than shifting to the steam browser, and if for some reason I can't alt-tab I absolutely always have a tablet next to me with facebook and email open so i hijack that for internet guide goodness.

house won this
posted 04 June 2013 06:26 EDT (US)     143 / 2504  
Yet another person using this in an email has made me feel like ranting - why do some people insist on referring to themselves with 'myself' when 'me' is more appropriate?

I could be completely wrong about the meaning of the words, but as far as I understand it, 'myself', 'yourself', 'himself' require some sort of doing relationship by the do-er - e.g. you might post a letter yourself rather than giving it to your dog, I might rant to myself because noone is interested in listening to my nonsense.

How does "Please call myself" work (unless you're leaving yourself a message)? I've yet to see people start throwing 'yourself' in at similarly daft places, "shall I buy yourself a cake?" but maybe it's just a matter of time.

Are there any supporters of this idiocy out there or other people annoyed by what is probably an irrelevant and incredibly minor thing that has no rational place for discussion? Probably not but then if I cared it might be less of a rant and more of a discussion. Bah, humbug
posted 04 June 2013 08:40 EDT (US)     144 / 2504  
"-self" is reflexive. As you said, it requires you to be doing something to yourself.

People use it when they don't know whether to use I or me and are afraid of using the wrong pronoun. Instead, they choose an option which is definitely wrong, and less excusably so.

The other possible explanation is that they think it sounds better, in which case they should be tarred and feathered.

Something like "please call either John or myself" is not uncommon, but "please call myself" is a stupendously awkward formulation.

People using "me" instead of "I" is understandable, certainly in ordinary speech. It's rather like "who" and "whom" in that respect. At times, using correct grammar can seem pretentious ("It was I" is correct; "it was me" is technically wrong, but it's colloquial so nobody cares).

I presume this issue is the result of people never being taught what the difference between a subject and an object is.

"Into the face of the young man who sat on the terrace of the Hotel Magnifique at Cannes there had crept a look of furtive shame, the shifty, hangdog look which announces that an Englishman is about to talk French." - P.G. Wodehouse, The Luck of the Bodkins
posted 04 June 2013 09:29 EDT (US)     145 / 2504  
I find Steam's in built brower really annoying to use. Like Jax, I find it's easier to simply alt tab though that's probably also down to the fact I always have FF open just about.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
posted 04 June 2013 20:18 EDT (US)     146 / 2504  
I presume this issue is the result of people never being taught what the difference between a subject and an object is.
think the issue is more along the lines that many Americans consider Grammar to be Napping 101.

[This message has been edited by Scenter102 (edited 06-04-2013 @ 08:19 PM).]

posted 04 June 2013 21:27 EDT (US)     147 / 2504  
Or that the American school system is a joke. It teaches tests, which are required to get funding, instead of actually teaching the subject. Don't get me wrong, the students are partially to blame as well, but the fact that many, in my high school class at least, did more work trying to get out of said or than the work they were assigned, or did just enough to get by. If you cared about learning, you learned. The phrase you can lead a horse to water but can't make it drink is very applicable.

I never experienced it, but apparently there are those who are part of the anti-intellectual group/undercurrent/I don't know how to explain it. The smarter you are (or appear to be) the more stupid you are? I believe someone explained it like this: Why be smart when you can do just fine as you are now? As a high school student, you can get a job at McDonald's or what have you, earn a living, and as long as you can get a meal when you need it, have some clothes, a roof and booze for the weekend, you're doing pretty good, no matter the conditions.

I saw a picture, and I'm not sure if it was serious or not (given where I saw it, it might have been), but it said why do we need music class? We have youtube. Math? Got a calculator for that. Geography? I have Google Earth. History? All of the guys are probably dead anyways.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 04 June 2013 21:45 EDT (US)     148 / 2504  
I hate that picture, I go mad in the comments whenever I see it.

I don't think government schooling will ever work, governments tend to not be able to keep up with the times (ten year old Science books anyone?). The only thing they can hope to accomplish is literacy (not 100% of course).

Even the prided foreign systems like Germany and China have their faults, they create very definite classes. For those that do not know the Germans have 3 types of schools (according to my 10 year old German textbook ): the Craft School--where the members are trained for low-level jobs like hair styling--, the Realschule (I actually know the name!) - trains the students for mid-level jobs like office work - and the Gymnasium which prepares its students for college and life.

Did I mention I slept through grammar?

[This message has been edited by Scenter102 (edited 06-04-2013 @ 09:49 PM).]

posted 04 June 2013 23:28 EDT (US)     149 / 2504  
I think that all American schools need to be better is to allow teachers more freedom in what they can teach. Yes they have to teach certain things, but I know most of my teachers felt restricted in what they could teach because they were told to teach X,Y and Z, but they need to teach X, Y, Z and the test plus some filler. How I'd like to make the entire system work is where the students, to graduate, need to take the most current citizenship exam plus some basic science, math and grammar questions. The current attendance plan still applies (4 years high school, can drop out at 16, blah blah blah). It wouldn't be hard, because in real life you aren't going to need to know the derivative of whatever, just the basics plus whatever you'll need in your specialty. Teachers can accomplish this as well as whatever they (or the students) feel needs to be taught. I heard in some schools if more than 15 people requested a class it had to be taught, within reason of course. Can't have a thermonuclear physics class if no one can come close to even attempting to explain it

My high school had a pretty good system I thought. You were able to choose the level of math, literature and science you wanted to take each year, minus freshmen cuz freshmen need some supervised structure at my high school But Freshmen year you got one elective class. Could be anything from a photography class to clay working to film study to an extra gym class. Sophomore year you got two electives, junior three, and senior four. Out of a total 7 periods, senior year you only had to have a Language Arts, Science and Social Studies class. All the other periods could be anything else you wanted, with a maximum of one period where you have no class. And starting junior year, you could take a work experience class, where it tries to teach you good skills in the work place, as well as responsibility. After that class was over, which was generally right before lunch, you were excused for the day. You had to bring proof of a job and working a certain number of hours during the week. Overall, not a bad system, especially since we had such a wide range of classes you could take. My high school even paired up with the local tech college and university and made a system where the school will pay for you to take classes over at those institutions for free starting junior year. My technology teacher even was able to work with the uni to share a 3D printer and a laser engraver! They also made a sound booth and professional photo developing lab. Seriously, my high school was kinda awesome lol.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
posted 05 June 2013 00:01 EDT (US)     150 / 2504  
I don't think government schooling will ever work, governments tend to not be able to keep up with the times (ten year old Science books anyone?). The only thing they can hope to accomplish is literacy (not 100% of course).
The issues with private schooling is twofold. To begin with, in a country where the idea of equality of opportunity is key, the only way to provide universal schooling is to have the government do it. Hand in hand with that is the issue of who pays for it; private schools can typically only take the children of the rich, who can pay to go to school, and perhaps a few poorer students on scholarships provided by donors. With universal, taxpayer funded schooling, even the very poor have the chance to attend whatever school they are near. The former system was what was in place for much of history. While in many places the public education system is lacking (to put it mildly), at least it's there. Therefore, it's better to have government run education (at least until the secondary level) with some private institutions.

My high school operated somewhere between your school, Punic, and a college in terms of class selection. Freshman year, we had to take a certain number of classes, then we had more freedom to choose when and what level of class to take as we went forward, the only restrictions being the number of credits required to graduate and number of credits in each subject.

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"Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen." - Jeff Cooper
"I like my enemies like James Bond likes his martinis- shaken, not stirred."
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