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  2. Saw Black Panther last night.... at least it was better than Ragnarok....
  3. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    1. There were. The photos I posted above are recreations in a museum, based on photos of Slotin's lab. 2. Microwave ovens were discovered when a researcher was tinkering with a contained maser unit, and afterwards discovered that a chocolate bar in his pocket had become liquid in less than twenty seconds. In other news, in alternate universe 21-Q (Bedlam reckoning) or G-1827 (Sanchez scale) the auditions for the Batman TV series in 1966 went a little differently... and Adam West did not play Batman. Lyle Waggoner did.
  4. Google Hangouts Chatter thread

    so i bounced in for a bit... then fell down the youtube hole and got out... then was on until 4am..... and likely back again tonight.... (but not til 4 am, as I gotta work tomorrow...
  5. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    I feel like it also doesn't help toys r us that they're always more expensive than everywhere else. They've always been the Store of Last Resort for us, just because their prices are always 10% or more higher.
  6. Recently we watched: Justice League: Very enjoyable superhero fare, would not mind an Aquaman stand alone movie.... Blade Runner 2048: Beautiful movie, but painfully slow in spots. They could easily cut out 30 mins and not affected the story at all. White Tiger: A cool Russian movie about Russian/German WW2 tank battles. If you are a World of Tanks fan, it's a must see. Thought the ending is a bit of a let down. Men in Black 3: We had fun time watching this.
  7. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Matt and Eric - Matt has been with Toys R Us for seventeen years. Jen used to work for them too - back when the LARP was going on. Toys R Us went back to their bad habits to appease the major toy manufacturers - mostly Hasbro. Which meant overstocking the items that could be most easily purchased online, while understocking the things that were ordered in smaller numbers, but sold better in brick and mortar stores. The Auld Grump
  8. Getting to Know You, Mar 2018

    Yes, most frequently bases of various sorts. Also, changing weapons, adding hats, that sort of thing. I've posted it before, but the one I'm most pleased with is a bird man I did using a GW mini, reaper wings, a random arm, and plenty of green stuff. Sculpted in the face, the feathers on the back, and the feet.
  9. Hackmaster/Ral Partha Half-Orc Warrior

    Thanks very much and thanks for the color confirmation. I've always envisioned half-orcs as kind of half-green, or light green. Probably back from that first Orc's Lair Grenadier box where the cover showed some green and angry orcses...
  10. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Not quite as good a choice - but for $40CA, this will hold a lot of miniatures.... The Auld Grump - and the look on the players faces when they ask 'how many figures does that hold, anyway?' and you answer 'just one....'
  11. I want to thank everyone who was involved with the Box of Good Will. I was was in my garage this morning when I remembered that I had a carry case with stuff I had gotten from the Boneyard at ReaperCons past. I was giving the contents a scan to see if there was stuff I might put into the BoGW when I saw a mini I knew wasn't from the Boneyard but escaped identification in the moment. I looked at the bottom for the manufacturer, but it was too small, but there was a part number (in my writing) on the baggie it was in. I grabbed my magnifier and went to the computer to look it up in my mini spread sheet, suspecting it was what it turned out to be. It was one of my Thunderbolt Mountain elves that have been misplaced for some time. I had no idea they were with my bitz. Now all I have to do is get them organized. Now just to figure out were I put the majority of my Dark Sword minis. Thanks to the BoGW for helping me find my Tom Meier elves.
  12. Watched Baywatch and Kingsmen: the Golden Circle this weekend. Baywatch was just a ridiculous as I was hoping, and Kingsmen was also ridiculous, just in a different way. I do like seeing Juliana Moore playing a bad guy, and at this point I'll probably watch anything with The Rock in it. He really rolls high on his Chr.
  13. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Can you order them through Walmart Dot Com? You can in the States - $13, with free shipping for a case designed to hold four pistols - but will hold around a hundred minis. The Auld Grump
  14. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Looking at a Sunday full of house work. Sprinklers, faucet, fish tank, pay bills. Huh. Very water oriented there. Then, if I have free time, try to chop up a 3gb CSV file into chunks that Excel can open, using only the files and software corporate security allows me to use. Access has already failed me, as the files are too large for it to even link to. A 10kHz sample rate for four+ hours makes a rather large amount of data.
  15. 77059 Orc Berserket 2 handed sword Bones

    Very cool! What did you use for the skin?
  16. 77084 Townsfolk Innkeeper Bones

    Looks good! *** Well? Are you going to order or will you just stay there forever?*** *** You DO have coin do you?***
  17. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    Take my like as a scream of terror Edit: ya know, the latest incarnation of the forums is laggy af and super glitchy. It's really annoying.
  18. 77146 Mummy Warrior Bones

    Pretty good!
  19. Randomness XIII: Cognitive Dissonance While You Wait

    There are tons of pistols in Canada... We just don't have the variety of things at Walmart that they do in the US ~_^ ...Which kind of precludes getting inexpensive pistol cases.
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  21. Don't ask me anything. Tell me something.

    The experiment Slotin was conducting with the screwdriver was known as “tickling the dragon’s tail.” You can probably figure out why. Slotin rolled a 1 and woke the dragon. Though the Slotin incident occurred after World War II had ended, a fictionalized version was written into the 1989 drama Fat Man and Little Boy, about the Manhattan Project. The same thing happens to John Cusack’s (fictional) character: Not sure how scientifically accurate the effects are, but blue light is apparently a common effect of supercriticality.
  22. Movies - Recently Watched or Plan to Watch Soon

    Who knows? I mean ... the've seen things we people wouldn't believe. All the best memories are hers.
  23. 77526 Graveyard Golem

    Gothic Horror and The Transformers have a lovechild...
  24. 77084 Townsfolk Innkeeper Bones

    He looks like your typcial D&D NPC innkeeper ;-D. Fun to see what you created, but it is double the fun to imagine him being voice by Matt Mercer ;-D Great work!
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