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Off Topic / The Chewing Gum Megathread
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:27:13 PM »
WELCOME TO THE CHEWING GUM MEGATHREAD
forget bubblegum
Theme Song

What is this chewing gum thing that these kids put in their mouths while they're loving around on my lawn?
source: wikipedia
Chewing gum is a soft, cohesive substance intended for chewing but not swallowing. Humans have used chewing gum for at least 5,000 years. Modern chewing gum was originally made of chicle, a natural latex. By the 1960s, chicle was replaced by butadiene-based synthetic rubber which is cheaper to manufacture. Most chewing gums are considered polymers.

Chewing gum in various forms has existed since the Neolithic period. 5,000-year-old chewing gum made from bark tar, with tooth imprints, has been found in Kierikki, Yli-Ii, Finland. The tar from which the gums were made is believed to have antiseptic properties and other medicinal advantages. The ancient Aztecs used chicle as a base for making a gum-like substance and to stick objects together in everyday use.Women in particular used this type of gum as a mouth freshener.
Forms of chewing gums were also used in Ancient Greece. The Greeks chewed mastic gum, made from the resin of the mastic tree. Many other cultures have chewed gum-like substances made from plants, grasses, and resins. The American Indians chewed resin made from the sap of spruce trees. The New England settlers picked up this practice, and in 1848, John B. Curtis developed and sold the first commercial chewing gum called The State of Maine Pure Spruce Gum. Around 1850 a gum made from paraffin wax was developed and soon exceeded the spruce gum in popularity. William Semple filed an early patent on chewing gum, patent number 98,304, on December 28, 1869.

Modern chewing gum was first developed in the 1860s when chicle was brought from Mexico by the former President, General Antionio Lopez de Santa Anna, to New York, where he gave it to Thomas Adams for use as a rubber substitute. Chicle did not succeed as a replacement for rubber, but as a gum, which was cut into strips and marketed as Adams New York Chewing Gum in 1871. Black Jack (1884) and “Chiclets” (1899), it soon dominated the market. Synthetic gums were first introduced to the U.S. after chicle no longer satisfied the needs of making good chewing gum. The hydrocarbon polymers approved to be in chewing gum are styrene-butadiene rubber, isobutylene, isoprene copolymer, paraffin wax, and petroleum wax.

How can this help you?
Sugar-free gum with xylitol has been shown to reduce cavities and plaque. Also, when you chew gum after colon surgery, you will recover faster. If you chew gum for fifteen minutes for at least four times per day, it will speed up your recovery by a day and a half faster.

What happens when you swallow chewing gum?
When you swallow gum, it'll just past through your system as fast as any food. Though, there were some cases when swallowing gum can result in complications requiring medical attention. One of the most famous cases, happening in 1998 was when a boy 4 years old, had a 2 year history of constipation because he swallowed too much gum which was given as a as a reward for using the potty sucessfully. This boy always swallowed his gum after chewing five to seven pieces of gum each day. This resulted in a solid mass which could not leave the body.

If I hate gum, where do I go?
Go to a school, if you're still young enough for it. Obviously they ban chewing gum in most schools, because it's too distracting during class. Plus, students can throw it away wrongly and gum can pass on bacteria or diseases from other students.

Singapore also bans chewing gums because vandals can abuse it in many ways. (ex: sticking it on train door sensors, put in inside keyholes, etc.)

Now that the BORING facts are over, discuss chewing gum!

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Off Topic / I put an song on repeat for the entire day.
« on: November 24, 2013, 12:37:11 AM »
I put Summertime Sadness on repeat for an entire day from when I woke up and now. I'm listening to this while I type this. It's just a great song. :)

BTW, it's not the remix. I hate that remix, though it helped the song go into the top 10 on the Billboard.
Post songs you put on repeat for an entire day.
What am I doing with my life?

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General Discussion / Blockland is on IGCD!
« on: November 17, 2013, 02:59:48 PM »
Right here.

Now we have an IGCD page. I'm not sure if we are allowed to do addons on the page though? Like, classified as a downloadable and playable car? Or is it only cars by Badspot?
btw im ragref on the site

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Off Topic / Bad Translator V2
« on: November 03, 2013, 01:10:26 AM »
Quote from: Darksaber530
http://ackuna.com/badtranslator
Post your funny translations here.

A good set of sentences to try if you cant think of any are the 10 commandments from the bible.

Example:
"Tyler, the Creator."

...35 translations later, Bing gives us:

"... Taylor, Executive Director"


Favorites:

GTA 5:
"I play Grand Theft Auto 5 after I come home from school."

...35 translations later, Bing gives us:

"Grand Theft Auto 5 games for the school."


^ that one is gonna spark controversy


Jamesster's Badly Translated Lego Comic Book!

Darksaber's Quote from V1:
"Post your funny translations here. A good set of sentences to try if you cant think of any are the 10 commandments from the bible"

...8 translations later, Bing gives us:

"Here funny translations. A good sense, you can't think of the ten commandments of the Bible to try to set the"


Mr. Blokland:
"Blockland is a great game. "

...35 translations later, Bing gives us:

"Mr Blokland, have a good game."

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Forum Games / Blockland Adventure - Faraway (continued)
« on: November 02, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »

So, I made an adventure topic a long time ago called Faraway. I decided to stop doing it for a while and come back, but I never did. So this is a continuation of the adventure.

Read THIS before posting!

So, last action my character Ray Bagley was to knock his imaginary voice out of his head. What now?

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Games / Gone Home
« on: August 18, 2013, 03:16:19 AM »

http://thefullbrightcompany.com/gonehome/
By the Fullbright Company


Introduction
Gone Home is an exploration game which takes place in a Portland, Oregon home in the mid 90's which is empty. You take place as a 20 year old girl named Kaitlin Greenbriar who upon return on an vacation in Europe, she finds that her family is missing from her home.

Plot
WARNING! SPOILERS AHEAD
From Wikipedia.

On June 7th 1995, Kaitlin Greenbriar returns home not long after midnight on a stormy night after a year long around-the-world trip. She spots a note on the door from her sister, Samantha, telling her to not go looking for answers as to where she is. Upon returning home, Kaitlin realises nobody is home, not even her parents, so she investigates the house to find out where they all are. Through a series of letters written to Kaitlin in a journal from Sam over the year Kaitlin was abroad, Sam and her family moved to a large house. Sam then went to her new school and was eventually recognised as "The Psycho House Girl" after a man, who would be known as Sam's great uncle, once lived there before he died and everything was left to her father, even the house. During her first few weeks at school, Sam would spot a girl in senior year, sometimes dressed in an Army uniform. Unfortunately, Sam never really had any chances to speak to her. Sam once had a friend named Daniel, who was her neighbour before they moved, and Sam explains she was only his friend for his Nintendo games but realises she really should call him at some point about it.
Sam eventually gets to talk to the girl in the army uniform, named Lonnie, who has always wanted to see "the Psycho House", to which Sam obliges and invites her to come over the next day. Sam really feels like she's made a friend she can feel normal around. They share activities over the months, such as hair dying and watching Pulp Fiction. They eventually begin to form a strong relationship, with Lonnie claiming that Sam looks beautiful. After they watched Pulp Fiction, they shared a futon around a friends house. The lights went out, only for Lonnie to put her arm around Sam and tell her she likes her. Sam feels the same way but cannot bring herself to say anything afterwards. A few days later, Lonnie visits Sam in her home, but it's a weird encounter. Lonnie obviously feels uncomfortable about whatever is going through her mind, and kisses Sam. It's there that their relationship begins to bloom as they become girlfriends in secret.
Meanwhile in the family, as Katie looks through her parents things, she finds old books her dad, Terry, wrote and published, and learns how he had received great reviews but poor sales. The novels were based around the assassination of JFK and how the lead character knows the truth and must stop it. With that, his publishing firm drops his stories, but eventually they too fizzle out of business. Terry eventually gave up writing altogether, suffering from a brief writers block.
Sam and Lonnie become closer than ever, and they even began organizing ghost hunts around the house for fun. However, 2 months later, as Sam was beginning to make preparations for college in a creative writing course, Lonnie reminds Sam that she's shipping out on June 6th. Sam realizes she doesn't have long left with her, and Lonnie tells her they need to have as much fun as they could until then. After a while, Sam got into some trouble at school, and a lot of the time, Lonnie defended her over it all.
Sam's parents try to talk to her about her behaviour, and Sam eventually tells them of her and Lonnie's relationship, to which they put it down as "a phase", not believing and accepting that Sam is gay and says that she "just hasn't met the right boy". A few weeks later, Daniel visits Sam at her house to pick up his long lost Nintendo games. Sam feels sad about their old relationship and how they stopped being friends. She also explained about her fathers problems and her problems with Lonnie, to which Daniel gave her a hug and said that everything would be OK.
48 hours before Lonnie's departure ended up affecting Sam a lot. She wished she could go with Lonnie, but knew she couldn't. They spend one last night together and told each other that it would be the happiest night of their lives. For a while, they had fun, but eventually began crying after Sam claimed she wouldn't be able to live without Lonnie.
Sometime during that year, Terry received a letter from another publishing firm, telling him that they wanted to republish his 2 books under a new cover. Terry gleefully accepted, and even began to write a new mstar fishcript set 20 years after the second book, to which he eventually hoped the new publishing firm, which was only set on republishing old books for now, would release it. It is also explained that the reason the parents were not home is that they were on an anniversary trip, due to return home the next day, although a brochure for a Couples Counselling getaway taking place during the same period as the anniversary can be found.
The next morning arrives, and Lonnie is gone. Later on that day, Sam finds messages on the answer machine from an upset Lonnie. The phone rings a third time, to which Sam only just manages to answer.
Lonnie explains that she just couldn't do it and got off her bus to basic training and ran away. She asked Sam if she was up for running away with her, where they'll find a place of their own, to which Sam agrees. She packs up her things and drives to pick up Lonnie. In her final words, Sam apologizes to Katie that she can't see her in person, and hopes that Katie understands why she ran away once she reads the journal. Her final words are "I love you so much Katie. I'll see you again... someday. Love, Sam".


Why are you talking about this game?
If you're a crazy fan of indie games, you can see this has been blowing up all over the news. It even got a better score than The Last of Us on some gaming websites.
Yup, higher score than The Last of Us.
It even got an editor's choice award on Gamespot.

What I think
This game is setting the new standard for story-telling games, this is proof that there can be games with no gameplay at all and still be good.
I love the little details, to the art design, to the little fun 90's references like the SNES and certain movies on cassette tapes throughout gameplay. And when you complete the game, you feel empty, thinking what happened. You are like, so empty.


DISCUSS THIS GAME.

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Games / GTA V Delayed in Brazil
« on: July 18, 2013, 03:02:27 PM »
Sucks to be you, guys...
http://www.rockstargames.com/V/pt_br/preorder

Bumped 2 days from the 17th to the 19th.
Also, R* didn't share the reason why, wtf?

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Forum Games / What if the above user is god?
« on: June 28, 2013, 03:37:54 PM »
/title

Example:
Guy 1: Hell breaks loose
Guy 2: World peace everywhere

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Off Topic / Hurpy Burfdai Rugraf!
« on: June 21, 2013, 11:36:18 PM »
today is my birthday
:iceCream:

and everybody decides to celebrate it with fireworks in manhattan and some stuff in times square
and my b-day will be over in like an hour in est

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Drama / Filipe1020 - paintsniffer and cocaina man
« on: June 18, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
It's a Tuesday! What can possibly go wrong?
Oh no, OH NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
...
Filipe1020
This is probably the one thousand and tenth drama topic on him, but he deserves another one.

A new day! Tuesday! The day after Monday! Gym! Hamburgers! This is going to be a great day without any fights with Filipe1020!
No. I was wrong.

A full day with a dose of stupidity, from the guy who cant even get a girl because they are sleeping with his dad.
A few weeks, after Jaden Brixton which is obviously a minion of his, just unfriended me from steam ;)
Jaden hacked Filipe's account to give a statement about me today, check it out.

I'm going to regret this? In your dreams, sweetie :)
FILIPE is homophobic, so why did i say "sweetie"? lol just deal with it honey and inb4peoplethinkimgaywhenimrea llynotandjustsaidsweetietopoi ntoutfilipeishomophobic #gayrights
Questions and Answers
"k so uh, what caused this argument?"
Me looking at his posts on the forums, yes, he is this stupid.

"but, he made speedkart and other nice vehicles?"
Yes, he does make some good vehicles (a few of them are nice, the rest are repeated hatchbacks)
But this topic is about his behavior, not his models.
"FUK U DIS IS FALIPE BST GAI IN DA GAIME BISH SO DIS IS BULLSHIET"
Obvious troll and fanboy, avoid one you see one in the topic.

Moral of Story
Filipe is obviously mentally ill and should go to a doctor right away. Call 1800-ILL-DUDE to find help on how to fix your case.
don't call it, it's a joke. inb4somebodymakesthatphonenum berandpeoplewhocallitgetearra pe
also i love center text


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Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/19/kaitlyn-hunt-florida-teen-felony-same-love_n_3302713.html?icid=hp_search_art http://www.wtsp.com/news/article/317647/19/Online-support-grows-for-student-facing-love-charges

A 18 year old teenage girl from Florida, "Kaitlyn Hunt" has been arrested on February 18th, 2013 for a loveual relationship with a 14 year old girl. According to various sources, Kaitlyn has been dating with the girl since November of 2012. The two girls started doing loveual acts during January in the school and Kate's home. In a recorded call during that time, Kaitlyn told the victim she loved her. Soon after that call, Kate was arrested in her Florida home in February 18th, 2013 for "lewd and lascivious battery". After that, a whole load of online support came to her with her own website dedicated to freeing her, http://www.freekate.net, a facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreeKate, a petition, http://www.change.org/petitions/assistant-state-attorney-brian-workman-stop-the-prosecution-of-an-18-year-old-girl-in-a-same-love-relationship and finally, merchandise available at http://freekate.net/contact.html.


Now I ain't advertising this little girl's stuff, I just want to know what you guys think. I have mixed reactions.

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Off Topic / Le Unfunny Jokes/Memes Megathread v1337
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:15:34 PM »
WELCOME TO THE BAD JOKES/MEMES MEGATHREAD

"Say yer' bone breakin' jokes here, and Johnny may come home!"


Any horrible jokes or memes go here, and we can laugh on how stupid they are.

Example: "You went on a diet so you can kill E.T! Hurr, DI-ET? Like, uh, DIE-ET! Get it?"


THE BEST OF THE WORST
none yet

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Off Topic / My next life. What is it?
« on: May 19, 2013, 11:35:32 PM »
I have a lot of trouble deciding what should I be in my next life. Can you guys vote for me using the poll I set up?

Should I be:
Whore
THE Whore
Queen Whore III
or
Herez Pilton?

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Off Topic / Chrysler Concorde, or 300M? (maybe Dodge Intrepid?)
« on: March 29, 2013, 08:29:16 PM »
I want to know, what you guys think of these 3 LHS platform cars?

Chrysler Concorde Limited


Chrysler 300M


Dodge Intrepid


You may say, "THESE ARE ALL UGLY YOU FAT BALD BASTARD". Well, they do look pretty weird. But, (insert lies here that i want one).

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Suggestions & Requests / Vehicle Requesting Megathread
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:05:39 PM »
THE VEHICLE REQUESTING MEGATHREAD

/title.
Just request your vehicles here, instead of making separate threads.


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