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Debate / Flip-flopping: Does it deserve its bad rap?
« on: June 29, 2017, 04:19:39 PM »
So sometimes it seems like one of the worst accusations you can levy at a politician is flip-flopping. "He used to believe THIS, but now he believes THAT! Can you believe this guy?"

But is flip-flopping always a bad thing?

I mean, there are obviously degrees. If there is video of a politician saying (A) 12 months ago, then (B) 6 months ago, then (A) 3 months ago, and then (B) again last night... that's bad. That's pandering to your audience and saying whatever people want to hear. I think we can all agree that guy's a schmuck.

But if someone said (A) 5 years ago, but last year started saying (B), why is that NECESSARILY bad? Couldn't a guy have developed a more informed opinion over time and with research? Could new details or situations come to light that changed his stance? Why is that "flip-flopping"?

Would we really rather have someone whose rigid opinion is unchangeable? Someone who is so in love with confirmation bias, that he would never alter his course? Isn't that far, far worse?

What sayeth the learned masses of HC?

ICT / So who is the STRONGEST DC character that Odin beats 6+/10?
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:06:32 AM »
Obviously with respect to the Odin/Darkseid thread.

ICT / Guardians of the Galaxy vs Darth Vader
« on: June 28, 2017, 04:50:55 PM »
Movie GotG vs movie Vader

EU Vader vs comics line-up GotG

Who wins?

General Chat / Anyone want to know who fangirl actually is?
« on: June 13, 2017, 12:09:15 PM »
I work with this lady whose cubicle is a Wonder Woman fan's dream. She has (that I've noticed so far):

*Two large posters on the exterior of her cube (one official comic art; one hand drawn, but I'm not sure if she did it or if she got it at a con).
*Two WW pop vinyls (one regular and one Bombshell version).
*A Bombshell Wonder Woman/Rosie The Riveter mash-up picture that says "I can do it!" or something.
*A WW Pez dispenser.
*A framed picture with four WW comic covers in it.
*A Wonder Woman lunchbox
*A WW greeting card
And probably some other stuff I haven't taken notice of yet.

It's a pretty impressive shrine, to be sure. She has a lot of other decorations, but Wonder Woman is the major theme there.

I'mma go ask her if Diana could take Superman in a fight. If I never make it back, you'll know why.

General Chat / MOVED: $15 Team Builder (live action)
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:57:48 AM »
This topic has been moved to ICT.


ICT / Iceman vs an MMA guy
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:10:07 AM »
Average John and the Batman/Bruce Lee thread got me thinking...

As far as comics go, Iceman is Z-List. Aside from a fluke or a gimmick, he really shouldn't be a match for any halfway competent fighter. D-List fighters should mop him up hand-to-hand.

However, Iceman IS a hero and has a lengthy combat history and ages worth of training in a school for a superheroes...

Combine that with how comic book fighting is an entire other plane of existence from IRL fighting, and... could Iceman hang with an average MMA fighter?

What do you say?

ICT / Captain Cold vs Deathstroke
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:03:57 PM »
Two guys who get mad love around here. Who wins?

ICT / Crappy 90's Avengers vs crappy 90's JLA
« on: June 01, 2017, 03:09:18 PM »
With respect to skyrider. And title aside, I actually enjoyed these teams... they were just weird.

Black Knight
(white) Vision


Booster Gold
Guy Gardner

General Chat / Which summer is it, anyway?
« on: May 09, 2017, 02:43:09 PM »
Speaking of Mexican food, when I come visit Xerxes we're going on a food tour of California; so be ready for that
When are you trying to come out here? We need to get this food agenda developing.

I probably don't have the bandwidth for another existential crisis road trip until next summer. This last year has been pretty nuts
Summer 2017 IS the next summer. Just do both summers.

So I saw this in the Food Forum, and I thought it deserved its own topic.

Is Summer 2017 NEXT summer or THIS summer... or both?

How do you refer to events like that (like, say it's Tuesday and you want to talk about the Friday that is upcoming. Do you say "next Friday", "this Friday", or something else)?

Game Cage / Ugh. Does anyone else play Marvel Puzzle Quest?
« on: April 13, 2017, 09:12:22 AM »
So this game is years old, whatever; I spend most of my life out of touch. My buddy just introduced me to it in January. I wasn't going to get into it, but when I was in the hospital for a few days after my seizure, I started playing, and this game is like crack. Four months later, I'm still playing too damn much.

Anyone else play?

Food and Fitness / Where my picky eaters at?
« on: April 11, 2017, 08:00:27 AM »
So there's lots of "What's your favorite _____?" topics. What foods can you just not stand?

I have unfortunate tastebuds in that there is just a LOT of food I flat-out hate. It's not that I generally won't try things--I will give a lot of crap a solid effort--but it turns out that I just can't tolerate so much stuff.

So what about you guys? Can you just eat anything (by-and-large)? Is there a list of "normal" food that you can't abide? Let's hear it.

ICT / MCU Defenders vs The Fellowship of The Ring
« on: March 27, 2017, 07:59:21 PM »
Luke Cage
Jessica Jones
Iron Fist
Misty Knight
Colleen Wing


the dwarf guy
some of the hobbit jabroneys
was there anyone else? I don't really remember. Aerosmith's daughter?

Who wins?

ICT / Kong vs Smaug
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:18:53 PM »
It was an easy consensus that Godzilla would destroy Smaug, and it is a consensus that AS THEY CURRENTLY STAND (Quan), Godzilla would roll Kong.

So who wins the battle of these two monsters who can't match up to the Big G?

ICT / Marvel Legacies vs DC Legacies
« on: March 16, 2017, 12:37:19 PM »
1) Thor (Jane Foster) and Hulk (Amadeus Cho)
Flash (Wally West) and Green Lantern (Kyle Rayner)

2) Wolverine (X-23) and Captain America (Sam Wilson)
Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) and Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)

3) Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Robin (Tim Drake) and Wonder Girl (Cassie Sandsmark)

General Chat / Letters: The Cracked Article
« on: March 13, 2017, 02:18:53 PM »

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