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  1. Got my minis from Vycem! ...

    Got my minis from Vycem!

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/treide/MiniExchange.jpg

    A vintage Ral Partha dragon, 2 modern slotta guys I don\'t recognize, a Rafm (I think) Norse-looking guy,...
  2. Heard from Vycem - he/she is alive and kicking...

    Heard from Vycem - he/she is alive and kicking and has already shipped out to me so all is well!
  3. Sent my stuff out to Valloa today - still...

    Sent my stuff out to Valloa today - still haven\'t heard from Vycem. Anyone know how to reach him/her outside of PM?
  4. PMed both my sender and sendee - still waiting to...

    PMed both my sender and sendee - still waiting to hear back from my sender...
  5. I have sat out the past few, so count me in...

    I have sat out the past few, so count me in again. Maybe this will get me motivated to sit down and actually paint something!

    Treide - US - will ship anywhere
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    Long Duck Donga (for all of you who remember...

    Long Duck Donga (for all of you who remember Sixteen Candles)
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    Magnificent! I have seen almost the same scene...

    Magnificent! I have seen almost the same scene in our backyard in AZ, though I think it was a sharp-shinned hawk and the victim was a mourning dove. I\'ll have to post the pic I took when I get...
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    You shouldn\'t regret this at all - it is too bad...

    You shouldn\'t regret this at all - it is too bad more people don\'t ask critical questions about these sorts of things.

    From what I have heard (no I have no inside information) from reputable...
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    Reaper\'s Bourbon Street Sophie would fit, if you...

    Reaper\'s Bourbon Street Sophie would fit, if you lost the wings...
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    Directly from the link you posted: \"The...

    Directly from the link you posted:

    \"The manufacture and widespread use of several vaccines beginning in the 1950s drastically reduced the number of cases of poliomyelitis. In the United States,...
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    @NGArtStudios - Blasphemy! There are quite a few...

    @NGArtStudios - Blasphemy! There are quite a few great American microbrews.

    Try these if you haven\'t:
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (their Bigfoot Barleywine is also quite good and quite strong)...
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    Blue Planet Firefly Season 1 of CSI Black...

    Blue Planet
    Firefly
    Season 1 of CSI

    Black Adder is on my wish list, but nobody has bought it for me yet...

    Wouldn\'t mind having:
    Dexter
    Trigun
    Ren & Stimpy (is that even out on DVD?)
  13. Thread: Star wars minis

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    If you don\'t mind older stuff there are a bunch...

    If you don\'t mind older stuff there are a bunch of Star Wars minis made by Grenadier for West End Games, though they are all out of print. They show up on ebay fairly often, though. Here\'s a link...
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    I just traded a mini and bought several other...

    I just traded a mini and bought several other hard-to-find Ral Partha minis from Ernst and can vouch for him - great to work with, painless transaction. It takes awhile to browse through them all,...
  15. I actually agree with that - free will underlies...

    I actually agree with that - free will underlies all that is terrible and wonderful about human behavior (though one could argue that everyone\'s actions are predictable if you know enough about...
  16. Another lyric appropriate to this discussion,...

    Another lyric appropriate to this discussion, from Muse \"Knights of Cydonia\":

    Come ride with me
    Through the veins of history
    I\'ll show you how god
    Falls asleep on the job


    That\'s my...
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    Thanks, Valloa! @sivousplay - I pm\'d you.

    Thanks, Valloa!

    @sivousplay - I pm\'d you.
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    I placed bids on a couple of your Planescape...

    I placed bids on a couple of your Planescape minis - you wouldn\'t happen to have any more of those floating around, would you?

    I might go for your Animals of Africa set too...
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    Hey vince - welcome back! I still have your...

    Hey vince - welcome back! I still have your dwarf miner mini, so advertising auctions here on CMON can\'t be all that bad.

    Good luck with your law practice - did you end up moving?
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    My favorites have already been mentioned: Alien,...

    My favorites have already been mentioned: Alien, The Thing, The Ring, The Shining.

    That X-files episode was great! It was actually a two-part episode as I recall, and the other episode was called...
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    I get a kick out of all of the overused...

    I get a kick out of all of the overused advertising phrases. \"New and Improved\" is so tiresome - unless you are shopping at a second-hand store, everything you buy is going to be new, at least...
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    Thanks for the help, guys! I will have to...

    Thanks for the help, guys! I will have to venture out into ebay selling, I guess!
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    What are these bits?

    I got a box of bits in an ebay auction and I don\'t know what they are for - some of the smaller pieces are still attached to sprue that is clearly labelled Ral Partha, so I am guessing Battletech,...
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    A busy day at work so far...:(

    A busy day at work so far...:(
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    Cool site, Sean. I posted some of my old school...

    Cool site, Sean. I posted some of my old school stuff and look forward to seeing the archive grow.
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    Wren rules as far as leaving constructive...

    Wren rules as far as leaving constructive feedback! She is a great painter as well (sorry to sound like a fanboy, but it IS true).
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    Congratulations! As a new parent myself, I can...

    Congratulations! As a new parent myself, I can tell you that you are in for quite a ride. Don\'t worry, sleep is overrated...
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    I really like Franz Marc\'s animal paintings, his...

    I really like Franz Marc\'s animal paintings, his \"Foxes\" in particular:

    http://www.dl.ket.org/webmuseum/wm/paint/auth/marc/foxes.jpg

    I like Michael Parkes as well - his paintings are...
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    Thanks Zora & Liz - sleep is overrated, right? ...

    Thanks Zora & Liz - sleep is overrated, right? Just more opportunity to get other things done!
  30. Thread: Chukki\'s gone.

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    I\'m so sorry for your loss - I can tell by the...

    I\'m so sorry for your loss - I can tell by the picture that Chukki was a great companion. Brings back fond memories of the animals we have cherished in the past...
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    Thanks everyone for your well wishes! Bill -...

    Thanks everyone for your well wishes!

    Bill - Love the frog, thanks!

    Uberdark - Halloween\'s coming up soon. I just might have to work on those horns...

    Gilvan Blight & alextheartist -...
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    Definitely my best minis yet...

    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/treide/TwinsforCMON.jpg

    Our twins (boy and a girl) were born last Friday and are healthy and happy. Just wanted to share!

    I may not get around to painting...
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    Well, she did better than I expected, after...

    Well, she did better than I expected, after seeing the Couric interview disasters. Her fumbling of some key questions on a number of important topics worries me more than anything else. Biden seems...
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    Stem cell research is promising and should be...

    Stem cell research is promising and should be pursued, both adult and embryonic. Adult stem cell research leads to fewer ethical problems (though it still has plenty), but if embryonic stem cells...
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    Yes, with reservations. Serial offenders with...

    Yes, with reservations.

    Serial offenders with no doubt as to their guilt would be the most appropriate recipients of capital punishment.

    I think life imprisonment is a costly, though viable...
  36. Thread: Paul Newman.

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    An all-around great actor and person. We\'ll...

    An all-around great actor and person. We\'ll miss you!

    \"What we have here is a failure to communicate.\"
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    I thought the sculpts were quite nice, though I...

    I thought the sculpts were quite nice, though I haven\'t gotten around to painting any yet.

    I wouldn\'t mind seeing the Atlantis team in 28 mm scale, and maybe some Ori Priors.
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    @Farin Thanks for the physics discussion -...

    @Farin

    Thanks for the physics discussion - very helpful to put things into perspective.

    I heard an interesting discussion about what would occur if you happened to end up at the event horizon...
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    Speaking of washer/dryer black holes, anyone...

    Speaking of washer/dryer black holes, anyone remember the Ren & Stimpy episode where they were sucked through a black hole and found a mountain of missing socks among other bizarre things? Brilliant!
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    Question for EvilDave - Doomsday!

    I was reading about this Hadron Super Collider that they are preparing to turn on in a few days in Europe, and about the people up in arms about how it will create a black hole and destroy the Earth....
  41. Thread: Evolution?

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    Sorry about the delayed reply - I\'ve been too...

    Sorry about the delayed reply - I\'ve been too busy with work!

    I have heard a bit about the theories behind the evolutionary advantages of altruism, though I would have to track down the sources....
  42. Thread: Evolution?

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    Tell that to people dying of cystic fibrosis,...

    Tell that to people dying of cystic fibrosis, Duchenne\'s Muscular dystrophy, or Tay-Sach\'s disease! We now have real potential to treat or even cure these genetic disorders, and we got there by...
  43. Thread: Evolution?

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    No, but I plan to at some point. I understand it...

    No, but I plan to at some point. I understand it is a somewhat painful read - antiquated terminology and ploddingly slow. Nevertheless, I would like to hear it \"from the source\", so to speak.
  44. Thread: Evolution?

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    There is overwhelming evidence to support...

    There is overwhelming evidence to support mutations in the genome as a cause of change over time in organisms.

    As to your second point about the futility of trying to understand \"how the universe...
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    See the earth from orbit

    See the earth from orbit
  46. Thread: Evolution?

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    Tiktaalik is a transitional fossil, and there are...

    Tiktaalik is a transitional fossil, and there are plenty of others.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiktaalik

    Also, depending on how you define \"transitional\", all fossils are transitional.
    ...
  47. Thread: Evolution?

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    There are still lots of things to be clarified...

    There are still lots of things to be clarified about how \"evolution\" works, so it is a theory that continues to be refined as new information surfaces. The basics of how heredity works have been...
  48. Thread: Soda gourmands

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    When I was a kid, Mr. Pibb was my favorite. As...

    When I was a kid, Mr. Pibb was my favorite.

    As an adult, Diet Dr. Pepper was my favorite, but I have essentially stopped drinking soda now.

    I find most Root beer tasty - anyone remember Frostie...
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    Well, you certainly will have to study a lot, but...

    Well, you certainly will have to study a lot, but you will still have time to enjoy life, don\'t worry.

    Internship is a completely different story, however...
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    Flagstaff is beautiful, though the cost of living...

    Flagstaff is beautiful, though the cost of living is a bit steep compared to Phoenix. If you like astronomy, you should check out the observatory there - my wife and I did and it was very nice. ...
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    We either need to invest more resources in...

    We either need to invest more resources in environmental preservation or in space exploration...

    I am for both, but from a practical standpoint the second may be a better bet.
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    Another potential movie fiasco...

    Anyone familiar with the Elfquest series by Wendy and Richard Pini may be interested in this:

    http://www.comicmix.com/news/2008/07/09/elfquest-movie-moves-ahead/

    Crossing my fingers that they...
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    I might go see it if Gargamel and/or Azrael...

    I might go see it if Gargamel and/or Azrael actually eat a Smurf.

    Also, perhaps they will solve the mystery of Smurf reproduction. Until Smurfette was created, they must have managed it some...
  54. Thread: Diablo 3

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    You can play single or multi-player.

    You can play single or multi-player.
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    sent you a pm In addition to my loose screws I...

    sent you a pm

    In addition to my loose screws I believe I have a loose head somewhere...
  56. Thread: Diablo 3

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    Well, there goes another year of my life... I...

    Well, there goes another year of my life...

    I haven\'t even painted all of my D2 minis!

    For fellow addicts, here is a question:

    What was your favorite D2 character build?

    My Top 3:
  57. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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    TNG for me. Voyager was fine, but Neelix got...

    TNG for me.

    Voyager was fine, but Neelix got on my nerves as did his girlfriend. I\'m glad they made her \"ascend\" or whatever it was.

    DS9 was OK too, but for some reason it always reminded...
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    Finally got around to posting my Anatomically...

    Finally got around to posting my Anatomically Correct Devil


    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/treide/Devil.jpg

    I\'m pretty happy with him, but welcome any suggestions. The lighting is a...
  60. Thread: its a girl!!

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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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    At some point as a child, someone explained to me...

    At some point as a child, someone explained to me that belly buttons were \"a cord that is tied up when you are a baby to keep your guts from coming out\". I was afraid to touch my belly button for...
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    Highlight so far was a 10 year class reunion - it...

    Highlight so far was a 10 year class reunion - it was a blast catching up with old friends.

    The successful Mars Phoenix landing was really cool!

    Otherwise this year has been fairly low...
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    Happy Birthday! 40, eh? We could all chip in...

    Happy Birthday! 40, eh? We could all chip in and send you some Preparation H, Ben-Gay, or denture cream. Take your pick!

    Actually, I shouldn\'t joke around - my 40th isn\'t that far off!
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    Way cool! If you guys like ship wreck stories,...

    Way cool! If you guys like ship wreck stories, you should read \"Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea\". It provides a really cool description about how they developed the technology for deepwater...
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    Yeah, I know. Still priceless when you think...

    Yeah, I know. Still priceless when you think about it being said by the future Governor of Minnnesota!lol
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    Hang in there, Vike! Where in Iowa are you?

    Hang in there, Vike! Where in Iowa are you?
  67. Thread: Dilemma...

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    Thanks for the invite! Whenever I make it out...

    Thanks for the invite! Whenever I make it out there I will definitely take you up on the offer. The heat doesn\'t really bother me much, living in AZ. I only avoid going outside when it gets...
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    \"Ohh, for God\'s sake! He\'s got an arm off!\" ...

    \"Ohh, for God\'s sake! He\'s got an arm off!\"

    Is that from Monty Python\'s Holy Grail?

    How about:

    \"Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here! This stuff\'ll make you a goddamn sexual...
  69. Thread: Dilemma...

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    Just got through this thread - heavy stuff! ...

    Just got through this thread - heavy stuff!

    Glad you committed to a decision, Matty! I have always wanted to go to Spain, but haven\'t gotten around to it yet. Where will you be? I especially...
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    The problem with the hardcore conspiracy...

    The problem with the hardcore conspiracy theorists is that their claims are WAY over the top. Lack of evidence is explained away as a cover-up, while any evidence that surfaces that refutes their...
  71. Are you kidding - the local flavour is great! My...

    Are you kidding - the local flavour is great! My jaw dropped when i saw the Jedi Mickey.

    Do you know who makes that demon? I want to label him appropriately when I eventually post him in the...
  72. Got my minis from WingZ! An anatomically...

    Got my minis from WingZ!

    An anatomically correct demon or devil (don\'t know the manufacturer), a Rackham swordsman, a GW goblin with spear, two very cool Disney figurines, and what looks like a...
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    This is a tough question to answer, as I have...

    This is a tough question to answer, as I have enjoyed all of my vacations for particular reasons, and it is difficult to rank them. For natural beauty, my trips to Canada probably win (Banff, Nova...
  74. Thanks for the update, WingZ. Believe me, I know...

    Thanks for the update, WingZ. Believe me, I know how work be all consuming!
  75. Thread: Rescuing minis

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    I love buying loose minis on ebay with glopped on...

    I love buying loose minis on ebay with glopped on paint. You can find sets that are otherwise hard to buy at a reasonable price unpainted. I got three of the Grenadier Monster Manuscript sets that...
  76. still waiting for mine...:(

    still waiting for mine...:(
  77. An hour or two at night maybe 2 nights during the...

    An hour or two at night maybe 2 nights during the week, but I have to turn in by 11:30 or I am worthless at work the next day (up at 5 am). I usually get in 3-4 hours on the weekend as I can stay...
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    @Roger Bunting - have your minis gotten there yet?

    @Roger Bunting - have your minis gotten there yet?
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    Interesting mini, and the dipping method worked...

    Interesting mini, and the dipping method worked fairly well to accentuate the details. Those arm junctions really should be filled - they stand out too much.
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    Hooray for science! As far as water being...

    Hooray for science!

    As far as water being required for life, take any number of science fiction stories out there with alternate life forms - offhand I recall a book I read ages ago about a planet...
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    I think they are targeting one of the poles,...

    I think they are targeting one of the poles, right? So it will probably be frosty red rocks!

    Either way, it is very cool.
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    Glad she is enjoying them! I personally live in...

    Glad she is enjoying them! I personally live in mortal fear of the day I attempt to paint my Suntop mini - I may have to get out the microscope.


    @arogers907 - The \"End of the Quest\" box is a...
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    Elfquest minis are great! Tiny, but great...

    Elfquest minis are great! Tiny, but great examples of Julie Guthrie\'s outstanding sculpting skills. Which boxed set do you have in your garage?

    I am slowly repainting all of my old EQ minis -...
  84. Well I am glad that Xiticix found a home with...

    Well I am glad that Xiticix found a home with you! Jahecker sent me a set of two of those, so I can confirm that the assembly is a bitch! I have yet to attempt painting mine, but will be very...
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    As a Corpus Christi native, I have to second...

    As a Corpus Christi native, I have to second Whataburger.

    Of the 3 choices, I would probably go with I&O for overall mass appeal.

    The Hardee\'s Monster Burger deserves honorable mention.

    I...
  86. @Roger Bunting - Your package went in the mail...

    @Roger Bunting - Your package went in the mail yesterday, so hopefully will arrive soon. Wingz also pm\'d me, so everything seems to be going smoothly.
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    Just got back from it and also thought it was...

    Just got back from it and also thought it was nicely done. It is valid to point out the similarities to the LotR, but why does that make any difference? Tolkien and Lewis were contemporaries, and...
  88. Wasn\'t able to get to the post office yesterday,...

    Wasn\'t able to get to the post office yesterday, Roger.:(

    I will get them mailed on Monday for sure!
  89. PM\'d my (new) sender and recipient, will get the...

    PM\'d my (new) sender and recipient, will get the minis out in the post Saturday.
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    No one should be allowed to have so much fun. ...

    No one should be allowed to have so much fun.

    Screw garage sales, this a much better way to deal with junk you don\'t want anymore.
  91. Thread: War Kittens!

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    War Kittens!

    This Capitol One ad cracks me up every time I see it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yosTIwbFjzM&feature=related

    I would love to see what a War Kitten actually looks like. That is a mini I...
  92. So the updated version has Mortis2112 sending to...

    So the updated version has Mortis2112 sending to me, and I am sending to Roger Bunting, correct?
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    Both, though I use cheaper olive oil for cooking....

    Both, though I use cheaper olive oil for cooking.

    As far as I am concerned, you can\'t beat high quality olive oil combined with a good balsamic vinegar for a salad dressing.

    Olive oil drizzled...
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    Sure there is intelligent life out there. ...

    Sure there is intelligent life out there.

    Let\'s just hope they are friendly or indifferent to us, because any alien race technologically advanced enough to detect and reach us across interstellar...
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    We landed there, enough said. I heard a really...

    We landed there, enough said.

    I heard a really disturbing bit about the lunar landing that was not widely publicized - NASA is still wrestling with how to provide effective radiation shielding for...
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    Silax already posted mine: Marine biologist -...

    Silax already posted mine:

    Marine biologist - though it would have to be tropical marine biology. None of that cold water iceberg stuff for me.

    After that, being a park ranger would be great. ...
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    I think if they include all the various story...

    I think if they include all the various story lines from the book, they would have enough material for 2 films, especially if they do prolonged battle scenes like they did in the LotR films.

    If...
  98. I sat out the last few, so time to get back into...

    I sat out the last few, so time to get back into the swing of things!

    Treide - USA - anywhere
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    Ouch! Now pit bulls may be tough, but at some...

    Ouch! Now pit bulls may be tough, but at some point wouldn\'t he think \"OK this is really starting to hurt.\"
  100. Thread: I\'m sorry...

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    I\'m sorry for your loss - it sounds like she was...

    I\'m sorry for your loss - it sounds like she was a wonderful person.
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    Healthy appetite

    I was googling images for inspiration for a snake mini I intend to paint, and found this amazing image:

    http://timesnews.typepad.com/news/2006/09/sheep_in_a_snak.html
  102. Happy Birthday! You lucky bastard - I always...

    Happy Birthday!

    You lucky bastard - I always wanted a squid like that!
  103. Thread: Yale art

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    Well, I guess it is self expression but I agree...

    Well, I guess it is self expression but I agree that she is trivializing the whole abortion debate with her actions, not to mention putting herself at significant health risk.

    I would guess that...
  104. Thread: Deadliest Catch

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    I prefer Dirty Jobs as well. Mike Rowe cracks me...

    I prefer Dirty Jobs as well. Mike Rowe cracks me up, and they find some REALLY interesting topics on that show. I nearly fell out of my chair when they went to the farm with the \"fainting\" goats,...
  105. I am all for reducing the stigmatization of...

    I am all for reducing the stigmatization of mental health problems. Many people suffer from depression and related illnesses and do not seek help solely because of the stigma.

    I am a bit...
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    @steelcult - If you have a soft spot in your...

    @steelcult - If you have a soft spot in your heart for vintage Heritage minis, another fan has put together a nice website dedicated to the Dungeon Dwellers line. Here\'s the link:
    ...
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    My uncle raises purebred Schnauzers and somehow...

    My uncle raises purebred Schnauzers and somehow convinced me to work at the dog shows one summer in my early teens. My job - part of the \"Pooper Scooper\" squad. If you have ever been to a dog...
  108. Grenadier had a boxed set with a nice Satyr, as...

    Grenadier had a boxed set with a nice Satyr, as well as some other nice Mythological critters. Here\'s the Stuff of Legends link:

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tpope/sol/grenadier/images/6004.jpg

    He...
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    Adding Heritage to the Manufacturer list

    Any chance you guys could add Heritage to the list of miniature lines in the gallery? I have posted a few classic Heritage minis, and I know of a few other folks who are into those vintage minis as...
  110. @shadzar - Here\'s the link to the maker of the...

    @shadzar - Here\'s the link to the maker of the Stargate minis. I bought the SG1 team set, and they are nice sculpts.

    http://www.phoenix-icons.com/


    I would like some good Star Trek minis -...
  111. Thread: Comedies

    by treide
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    We rented a Jeeves & Wooster DVD recently, and I...

    We rented a Jeeves & Wooster DVD recently, and I thought it was great!

    It is a trip seeing Hugh Laurie act so silly in his older stuff and then be such a nasty curmudgeon on House.
  112. Thread: Comedies

    by treide
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    Black Adder is brilliant. The Office has its...

    Black Adder is brilliant.

    The Office has its moments, but I mainly enjoy the quirky characters.

    Seinfeld definitely had some gems.

    The Simpsons, especially when they push the envelope of...
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    I think that the Exorcism Agency sends over an...

    I think that the Exorcism Agency sends over an Exorcist-in-training with all of the holy books of the major religions. He/she starts reading sections from each book, and whichever section really...
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    What does squirrel taste like? I have tried...

    What does squirrel taste like? I have tried rabbit - it is similar?
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    I would buy that, if the minis had the hero...

    I would buy that, if the minis had the hero waving two colored flags around. I don\'t know much about the gaming side of the hobby, but do the gaming armies have a \"semaphore regiment\"?
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    I for one would love to see an ad with two rabbis...

    I for one would love to see an ad with two rabbis chowing down on a bucket of KFC!

    Seriously though, I think the ads target minorities because they do comprise a greater percentage of low income...
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    OK, I\'ll take you up on that challenge. I grant...

    OK, I\'ll take you up on that challenge. I grant you that there are natural landscapes where you might have big boulders or rock formations out on an otherwise relatively flat plain - plains left by...
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    A better excuse not to cut the lawn is the...

    A better excuse not to cut the lawn is the likelihood of being mauled by that werewolf that is prowling around.
  119. Thread: Squatters

    by treide
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    Cool! What kind of bird is that? I don\'t think...

    Cool! What kind of bird is that? I don\'t think I have seen that on this side of the pond.
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    Oh come on - I was in college at the time. It is...

    Oh come on - I was in college at the time. It is OK to act like an idiot at that age!

    @MPJ - Yep, West Texas has some great rugged terrain, though it would be about a 14 hour drive from Houston....
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    Actually, I am an avid hiker, and cannot resist...

    Actually, I am an avid hiker, and cannot resist the temptation to do the \"photo on a rock\" pic, so I grant you that one. Cases in point (I guess I do look like a right dick:D):

    ...
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    Speaking of trench warfare, I am reading a...

    Speaking of trench warfare, I am reading a fascinating book about the history of war (War: The Lethal Custom, by Gwynne Dyer), and basically trench warfare became obsolete after WWI with the...
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    High ground being a good vantage point in battle...

    High ground being a good vantage point in battle is one thing, but standing on top of an exposed boulder in the midst of a battle is quite another. The latter to me seems like an invitation to be...
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    Basing pet peeve

    This will likely fall mostly on deaf ears, but I was wondering if anyone else finds the widely accepted technique of sticking minis on top of a piece of cork and then painting it to look like a big...
  125. Collector first, painter close second. They do...

    Collector first, painter close second. They do look better painted, after all. I have never played a game using miniatures, unless Monopoly counts.
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    I agree - a clear violation on so many levels. ...

    I agree - a clear violation on so many levels.

    I suspect that their \"zero-tolerance\" policy is due to the meth epidemic in rural communities. Safford is pretty rural.

    Speaking of meth, has...
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    Pretty much every time I immerse myself in...

    Pretty much every time I immerse myself in nature, I get this overwhelming feeling of fascination and contentment. That goes for pretty much everything - from watching birds in my backyard to...
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    That IS wicked. Hard to tell from the pic, but...

    That IS wicked. Hard to tell from the pic, but does his hair form the noose? Very creative sculpt.
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    Voted and commented - love your stuff as always. ...

    Voted and commented - love your stuff as always. And for the rest of you exceptional painters - paint an old mini every once in awhile - Wren has provided a great example of how they can look good!
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    Congratulations to you both - I hope the...

    Congratulations to you both - I hope the pregnancy goes without a hitch this time around.
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    He\'s a weird little guy, isn\'t he? Kinda...

    He\'s a weird little guy, isn\'t he? Kinda reminds me of a cross between Piglet from Winnie the Pooh and the Grinch. Anyway, lovely work as always - really like your painting style. The delicate...
  132. Thread: A hooter!

    by treide
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    Owlbears rock! I really like what you have done...

    Owlbears rock! I really like what you have done with him, although I might have made some of the plumage a bit lighter for added contrast - tans or even a few greys, for example. Great job...
  133. Thread: Random rants...

    by treide
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    Debates about Biblical phalluses really bother...

    Debates about Biblical phalluses really bother me.:D

    In all seriousness, I am really sick of quacks duping desperate patients with fantastic claims about supplements and alternative medicine...
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    I have heard some interesting discussions about...

    I have heard some interesting discussions about this probability issue. There is evidence in the DNA of so-called \"higher organisms\" that most of our biochemical machinery was indeed arrived at in...
  135. Replies
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    Mattrock - Evolutionary theory can be falsified,...

    Mattrock - Evolutionary theory can be falsified, as soon as someone can propose a different mechanism by which organisms change over time. [/quote]

    Again...I\'m speaking directly to the issue...
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    Understood - no worries! The tone of your first...

    Understood - no worries! The tone of your first post came across as a bit dismissive of the whole discussion. I agree that the initial \"Adam\'s Willie\" post has a lot of silly potential, but...
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    I think they mean Multiple Sclerosis, but I...

    I think they mean Multiple Sclerosis, but I don\'t personally know.
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    Uberdark - I respectfully disagree! While you...

    Uberdark - I respectfully disagree! While you may not care about these topics, clearly a fair number of us around here do. I actually thoroughly enjoy these types of discussions, if for no other...
  139. Replies
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    Mud Duck - The bear example is a good example of...

    Mud Duck - The bear example is a good example of adaptation through learning, as NSA pointed out. Any creature with the ability to sense its environment can learn to avoid stuff that is unpleasant...
  140. Replies
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    Aren\'t all fossils transitional fossils (unless...

    Aren\'t all fossils transitional fossils (unless of course you are referring to fossils of species that still exist, like coelocanths)?

    This is one fossil that I have heard about that is...
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    I don\'t really understand the point in...

    I don\'t really understand the point in distinguishing micro- vs. macro-evolution. It is all just evolution.

    Germs do evolve, just as everything else evolves. This is based on simple genetic...
  142. Replies
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    OK, back on topic - if we assume that Adam\'s...

    OK, back on topic - if we assume that Adam\'s willie looked like modern day willies, then it had to have been intended for procreation from the beginning. Most of a \"willie\" is comprised of...
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    But the nice thing about the scientific method is...

    But the nice thing about the scientific method is it allows for the revision of theories. I don\'t think that there are too many folks out there that still believe that the sun is a golden chariot...
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    I have no animosity towards Christians (or...

    I have no animosity towards Christians (or members of other faiths, for that matter) as long as their belief systems don\'t interfere with my life and as long as they are not harming anyone. ...
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    @Ainu - Couldn\'t agree with you more, but try...

    @Ainu - Couldn\'t agree with you more, but try explaining that to a fundamentalist Christian.
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    I don\'t really know Scripture by verse, but...

    I don\'t really know Scripture by verse, but doesn\'t it say somewhere that God created man in his own image? If that is accepted at face value, why does God need sexual organs?

    I suppose the...
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    Young Princess Leia. Period. Nice job - love...

    Young Princess Leia. Period.

    Nice job - love the earthy feel.
  148. Thread: riot cop neil

    by treide
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    I like him, though agree with others that the...

    I like him, though agree with others that the blacks look a bit \"flat\". I\'d like to see some sharp highlights to give it a \"shiny black leather\" look, but everything else looks great to me. ...
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    @airhead - The ranger comes from Grenadier\'s...

    @airhead - The ranger comes from Grenadier\'s Colossal Lords line, and they are \"museum\" scale, whatever that means. Off the base, she fills the palm of my hand, if that helps.

    @freakinacage -...
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    Trolling for feedback!

    Here are some of my recent posts - thanks for any feedback!

    WoTC Diablo II Bloodhawk
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/178977

    Grenadier Museum Scale Ranger
    http://www.coolminiornot.com/181338
    ...
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    @NSA, Spazzy, & Fieldarchy: Sorry to be the...

    @NSA, Spazzy, & Fieldarchy:

    Sorry to be the dissenting voice here, but I think Hooters does a great job on their buffalo wings, as long as you are talking about their hottest sauce. I am not...
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    Thanks for the help guys! I will probably go...

    Thanks for the help guys! I will probably go more for a \"commoner in the ranks\" look to the historical figure, and I appreciate the link, Undave.

    Anyone else have a clue about the little...
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    It has a great brews, grub and atmosphere, not to...

    It has a great brews, grub and atmosphere, not to mention a cool name:

    http://www.skepticalchymist.com/

    My favorite drinking establishment has be the Gingerman in Dallas. Man, I miss that...
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    Help identifying these?

    Here are a couple of minis that I would like some help identifying:


    http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k17/treide/Unknowns.jpg


    The top little monster looks like a cross between a bat and...
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    As far as campy fantasy flick swords go, how can...

    As far as campy fantasy flick swords go, how can you beat the 3 bladed sword Lee Horsley wielded in \"The Sword and the Sorcerer\"? The blades were projectiles!
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    Thanks, Spacemunkie. Unfortunately, my system...

    Thanks, Spacemunkie. Unfortunately, my system doesn\'t include an amp/pre-amp, and my receiver is old enough that I doubt it will easily interface with my PC. I also currently don\'t own a...
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    Quick question for the audiophiles out there with...

    Quick question for the audiophiles out there with large vinyl collections: I am thinking about buying a turntable with the ability to convert LP tracks to digital format - any recommendations?
  158. The large (12\") Boba Fett action figure. ...

    The large (12\") Boba Fett action figure.

    http://web.ncf.ca/cn333/largebobafett.htm

    A kid down the street had him and I was hooked! Lucky bastard...

    I also wanted the original Death Star...
  159. Thread: RIP Gary Gygax

    by treide
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    Another legend leaves us. RIP, and thanks for...

    Another legend leaves us.

    RIP, and thanks for sparking my interest in RPGs - my escapes from reality wouldn\'t be the same without your influence.
  160. That Scorpion is probably my favorite. The beer...

    That Scorpion is probably my favorite. The beer mugs and fish are also cool.
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    No, but if it is like Mike Judge\'s other stuff,...

    No, but if it is like Mike Judge\'s other stuff, it is probably worth watching for the social commentary. Thanks for the tip - I\'ll add it to my Netflix list.
  162. Thread: Current rank...

    by treide
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    I think you have to have a certain number of...

    I think you have to have a certain number of minis that have been posted in your gallery with a requisite number of votes before you get a ranking. I think you can then edit your profile so it shows...
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    What did you say that got you banned? Obviously...

    What did you say that got you banned? Obviously you didn\'t tell them to go to hell:P.

    How about \"Stop breeding - you are weakening the species.\"

    Seriously, if you enjoy debates about...
  164. Thread: Eunuchs

    by treide
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    If a psychological trauma is the root of the...

    If a psychological trauma is the root of the gender identity problem, then the person should be treated for that before they undergo some sort of permanent surgical procedure.

    Once depression or...
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    I just read a great sci fi book that doesn\'t fit...

    I just read a great sci fi book that doesn\'t fit nicely into any of those themes, but is probably closest to Heinlen, and that is the theme that I agree is most likely.

    I recommend it highly -...
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    You asked for it - explain to me the physiology...

    You asked for it - explain to me the physiology and ecological role of the Flumph.
  167. Thanks for the links everyone, there is some good...

    Thanks for the links everyone, there is some good stuff there!
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    I hear you! It is definitely an exercise in...

    I hear you! It is definitely an exercise in suspending disbelief, but that is what makes escapism fun.

    If you think Shelob had a hard time breathing, what about her mom Ungoliant? As I recall,...
  169. Thanks! Too bad they don\'t have any in the...

    Thanks! Too bad they don\'t have any in the ceremonial costumes.
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    @NSA - Valid point, but I think there are some...

    @NSA - Valid point, but I think there are some reasonable explanations for some of the \"hybrid\" monsters in the D&D universe. The evil mage/druid creating beasts magically would be one example. ...
  171. Anyone know of Native American themed minis?

    While at a Museum display of Native American art in northern Arizona recently, I came across some beautiful Kachinas (not the tourist trap garbage - these are carved/sculpted by professional artists...
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    Fantasy for me. I am intrigued by the...

    Fantasy for me.

    I am intrigued by the discussion point about different types of fantasy, in particular the comments about D&D fantasy not being up to snuff in some way.

    At least for some of us...
  173. Thread: Hot tea brands

    by treide
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    @Dragonsreach - According to my wife (she\'s...

    @Dragonsreach - According to my wife (she\'s Iranian) the brand is probably Sadaf. You can probably find it at most Middle Eastern stores.
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    My condolences, and thanks for reminding us to...

    My condolences, and thanks for reminding us to stay in touch with those we care about.
  175. Thread: Hot tea brands

    by treide
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    I have been trying to wean myself off of...

    I have been trying to wean myself off of carbonated \"soft drinks\" and have been pretty successful using chilled tea as an alternative (still need to feed my caffeine addiction).

    We just brew...
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    Just realized what this thread is about. ...

    Just realized what this thread is about. Although I respect people\'s right to make their own decisions about potentially risky behavior, illicit drugs can be very dangerous, with lifelong...
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    I think you generally have the right idea with...

    I think you generally have the right idea with the Bullywug wash, but it probably was a bit too dark and resulted in more uniform coverage as squidders said. A simple way to fix at that point is to...
  178. Thread: Hot tea brands

    by treide
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    I like Stash teas. Also, Sadaf makes a great...

    I like Stash teas.

    Also, Sadaf makes a great cardamom tea.
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    Oops. Looks like I missed this one. Oh well,...

    Oops. Looks like I missed this one. Oh well, maybe next time around!
  180. Thread: Arwen

    by treide
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    The skin is lovely! For her blade, I would...

    The skin is lovely! For her blade, I would suggest dark blue to white transitions rather than the dark grey/black (looks stoney as others have mentioned, and appears more orcish than elvish). Cool...
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    Well, if you don\'t have access to Greenstuff,...

    Well, if you don\'t have access to Greenstuff, head to your local hobby shop and buy some air drying clay. Then superglue the mini to a bigger base, and using the clay, build the terrain up to the...
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    Reading. I would say hiking, but most of my...

    Reading.

    I would say hiking, but most of my painting is done at night, so they really don\'t interfere with one another.
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    I think the voting system here is fine. When I...

    I think the voting system here is fine. When I first joined the site, I realized I was not a very good painter, as I got low scores. But by participating in the site community (reciprocating with...
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    Thundarr the Barbarian rocked.

    Thundarr the Barbarian rocked.
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    Try a Neti-pot to flush the sinuses out and...

    Try a Neti-pot to flush the sinuses out and eliminate some of the pollen.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation
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    I\'m so sorry to hear that. Best wishes to you...

    I\'m so sorry to hear that. Best wishes to you and your family as you try to cope with this senseless tragedy.

    I am a universal donor (Type O negative), and make it a point to donate blood every...
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    Oink! That could be a really good combo. The...

    Oink! That could be a really good combo.

    The Devil\'s Backbone was really creepy. I haven\'t seen the Orphanage yet.

    Speaking of creepy movies, has anyone else seen \"Perfume\"? Eerie and a...
  188. @Wren - Thanks for the suggestion about the book....

    @Wren - Thanks for the suggestion about the book. I\'ll have to check it out.

    @JesterzUSMC - Don\'t know anything about Dot and the Boogey Man, but I do remember a cool animated short about a Dot...
  189. @Evil Dave - I saw some comments about a live...

    @Evil Dave - I saw some comments about a live action version on the IMDB, but I got the sense that the project had stalled. I guess we\'ll see!

    @NSA - agree with the mood - very melancholy for a...
  190. Animation Blast from the Past - The Last Unicorn

    My wife and I were cruising the used DVD section at our local Half Price Books store and my jaw dropped when I saw \"The Last Unicorn\". I hardly remembered anything about the movie except that I...
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    1. Spend more time with your grandparents. 2....

    1. Spend more time with your grandparents.

    2. Don\'t waste your time and money drinking crappy beer.
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    I like the workfare approach. My recollection is...

    I like the workfare approach. My recollection is that many of the national parks building, roads, etc were the product of similar programs during the Great Depression.

    Even if one isn\'t...
  193. Thread: SuperBowl XLII

    by treide
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    My wife and I are heading out of town - Phoenix...

    My wife and I are heading out of town - Phoenix is going to be a madhouse this weekend!
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    I think it is easy to fall into a rut. Let\'s...

    I think it is easy to fall into a rut. Let\'s face it - we go through education to eventually find something we like and are good at, and often that leads to a vocation. After you have done that a...
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    @ amazon warrior - Which Planescape sets do you...

    @ amazon warrior - Which Planescape sets do you have? I would love to have all of them, but have only managed to get my hands on two - Powers of Conflict, and Powers of Chaos.
  196. Thread: HOT CROSS BUNS.

    by treide
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    Some other delicious breads/pastries: Popovers...

    Some other delicious breads/pastries:

    Popovers (there is a great restaurant on a cliff overlooking San Francisco Bay that makes popovers to die for, but I am blanking on the name...)

    Sopapillas...
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    Sad - he was a good actor, and has a young kid. ...

    Sad - he was a good actor, and has a young kid. We should wait for the confirmation that it was an OD before drawing conclusions- it may have been due to natural causes. Either way, sad.
  198. Thread: HOT CROSS BUNS.

    by treide
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    I don\'t think I have ever eaten a hot cross bun,...

    I don\'t think I have ever eaten a hot cross bun, but freshly baked bread in general is one of great joys in life, IMO.
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    Fairly recent - 2006. Here\'s the IMDB link:...

    Fairly recent - 2006.

    Here\'s the IMDB link:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0907657/

    Also filmed in Dublin, so you guys across the pond may recognize some of the scenery.
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    Nice movie - \"Once\"

    Not much else to say - I saw this recently and really enjoyed it, so I thought I would recommend it.

    It is a character-driven story, and aspiring musicians or those interested in the music scene...
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