Post a news story, entertain me!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ugh. After Rogue One, I have no hope that the Han Solo movie will be good.

Clockers gonna clock.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ugh. After Rogue One, I have no hope that the Han Solo movie will be good.

You need a new hope.

LouZiffer wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ugh. After Rogue One, I have no hope that the Han Solo movie will be good.

You need a new hope.

Careful, or Clocky might strike back!

MeatMan wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ugh. After Rogue One, I have no hope that the Han Solo movie will be good.

Clockers gonna clock. :)

Nope. This doesn't qualify as clocking.

To clock something, you have to hate something that's fun. Rogue One doesn't rise to that threshold. Disliking something because it's mediocre isn't clocking; it's good taste.

Rallick wrote:
LouZiffer wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Ugh. After Rogue One, I have no hope that the Han Solo movie will be good.

You need a new hope.

Careful, or Clocky might strike back!

If she does, I'm going to dye what's left of my hair in protest. It'll be the Return of the Jon-dye.

Spoiler:

I'll get my coat

Your puns are all giving me an attack of the groans.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Your puns are all giving me an attack of the groans.

The farce awakens.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Nope. This doesn't qualify as clocking.

To clock something, you have to hate something that's fun. Rogue One doesn't rise to that threshold. Disliking something because it's mediocre isn't clocking; it's good taste.

Point of order, while your definition of clocking is correct, ClockworkHouse is specifically not allowed to categorize whether something is "fun" for the purposes of determining whether you, or anyone else, are clocking.

Tanglebones wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Your puns are all giving me an attack of the groans.

The farce awakens.

These are all bad and you should go away and feel bad about it. A phantom penance.

74-Year-Old Man Says Goodbye To MMO He's Played Since 1999 (Asheron's Call)

My first experience with the MMORPG genre was that game. I bought it for about $20 in 2001 just to see what the buzz related to MMORPGs was about. I didn't much know what the hell I was doing, and after two weeks of grind, I uninstalled it. The only true MMO I've played and actually enjoyed was Guild Wars 2. (I played a lot of Guild Wars 1, mostly pre-release, but I don't consider it to be an MMO.)

Time to move up to Dark Age of Camelot, I suppose.

Yonder wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Nope. This doesn't qualify as clocking.

To clock something, you have to hate something that's fun. Rogue One doesn't rise to that threshold. Disliking something because it's mediocre isn't clocking; it's good taste.

Point of order, while your definition of clocking is correct, ClockworkHouse is specifically not allowed to categorize whether something is "fun" for the purposes of determining whether you, or anyone else, are clocking.

Then I will attest that Clocky isn't the rogue one.

And they aren't even trying any more

Taco Bell launches fried chicken taco shell

"It's so healthy! It's so fresh!"

Fried chicken is growing at a tremendous clip. It’s a real void on our menu, and it’s something that our customers ask us for.

There are already a bunch of Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken (I refuse to call it KFC) combination locations, so I guess we can expect mashed potato burritos and chicken bowls with beef-textured-food-product soon too.

Running Man wrote:
Fried chicken is growing at a tremendous clip. It’s a real void on our menu, and it’s something that our customers ask us for.

There are already a bunch of Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken (I refuse to call it KFC) combination locations, so I guess we can expect mashed potato burritos and chicken bowls with beef-textured-food-product soon too.

KFC is technically more accurate though, seeing as how they're not actually ALLOWED to call themselves Kentucky Fried Chicken anymore... you probably do not want the details on that.

Demosthenes wrote:
Running Man wrote:
Fried chicken is growing at a tremendous clip. It’s a real void on our menu, and it’s something that our customers ask us for.

There are already a bunch of Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken (I refuse to call it KFC) combination locations, so I guess we can expect mashed potato burritos and chicken bowls with beef-textured-food-product soon too.

KFC is technically more accurate though, seeing as how they're not actually ALLOWED to call themselves Kentucky Fried Chicken anymore... you probably do not want the details on that.

Actually, they are.

tanstaafl wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:
Running Man wrote:
Fried chicken is growing at a tremendous clip. It’s a real void on our menu, and it’s something that our customers ask us for.

There are already a bunch of Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken (I refuse to call it KFC) combination locations, so I guess we can expect mashed potato burritos and chicken bowls with beef-textured-food-product soon too.

KFC is technically more accurate though, seeing as how they're not actually ALLOWED to call themselves Kentucky Fried Chicken anymore... you probably do not want the details on that.

Actually, they are.

Huh, never heard the actual GMO-ed into freaks story before, I was under the impression they'd selectively bred them enough with differences to beak size, nails, etc... being shrunk that they were just considered a different species.

Damn it, Snopes, all of my colloquial knowledge is wrong now, and I blame you!

This is more of a "news" story, or perhaps an advertisement for the latest Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novel...

Explorers find disease-cursed City of the Monkey God and nearly lose their faces to flesh-eating parasite

A little digging finds that while not a Pendergast novel, it does, in fact, refer to a new (non-fiction, I think) book by Preston.

In that last story: it cost that man half as much money to change his name as to change an airline ticket.

Malor wrote:

In that last story: it cost that man half as much money to change his name as to change an airline ticket.

Actually, changing his name was free. It was the new passport (£100) that cost him less than half the airline's fee (£220) to fix the name on the ticket.

Malor wrote:

In that last story: it cost that man half as much money to change his name as to change an airline ticket.

So.. government bureaucracy is actually faster, cheaper, and more streamlined than what corporations can produce

Tanglebones wrote:
Malor wrote:

In that last story: it cost that man half as much money to change his name as to change an airline ticket.

So.. government bureaucracy is actually faster, cheaper, and more streamlined than what corporations can produce

It doesn't actually cost the company that much, it's an artificially inflated cost to deter stubhub-type behavior. i.e. - Buying a ticket in one name, selling that ticket at a higher price to someone else later, changing the name on the original ticket. If it costs $200 to change the name on the ticket, it doesn't make sense to buy a ticket at $100 and then try to sell it a few weeks later for $150 when the actual price has gone up.

Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

I know there are more than a few controversial things involved with them, but wow.