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  1. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Star Wars Tauntaun sleeping bag inches closer to reality   

    From the file of things so cool we wish they were real: That sleeping bag in the shape of a Tauntaun from The Empire Strikes Back, which ThinkGeek.com posted as an April Fool's joke this year. (Such cunning details, like the lightsaber zipper, meant to evoke Han's evisceration of the poor creature.)
    Well, we weren't alone in wanting one, of course, and the site was compelled to post this note:
    Due to an overwhelming tsunami of requests from YOU THE PEOPLE, we have decided to TRY and bring this to life. We have no clue if the suits at Lucasfilms will grant little ThinkGeek a license, nor do we know how much it would ultimately retail for. But if you are interested in ever owning one of these, click the link below and we'll try!
    Now comes news from the LA Weekly that ThinkGeek has been working with Lucasfilm to get an actual license to produce the thing, which will likely be modified from the design in the spoof (and also likely cost a bit more than the $39 on the fake ad). Here's what ThinkGeek's PR guy, Shane Peterman, told the weekly newspaper:
    We are definitely trying to make it into an actual item to be sold on our site. As of right now, it's still an "if," but it's turning into more of a "when." Things are looking pretty good, we just don't want to get too far ahead of ourselves. There's certainly been enough of a demand, both from customers and from those of us that work here. Right now, we're aiming to have it available for the holidays or, at the latest, the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back next spring.
    Have you gotten the go-ahead from Lucas?
    We're still working with Lucas to get approval for a final design. Again, it's looking good, we just can't say too much right now since it's still in the works.
    Of course, if history is our guide, it's always possible that Lucasfilm will go ahead and copy the thing and just sell it themselves.
    original link http://scifiwire.com/2009/07/tauntaun-sleeping-bag-inc.php
    related, the same guys made a lost alarm clock


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  2. Kite liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Why RPG Heroes Are Jerks   
    Watch the video on this page! lmao! X'D
    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3178480
  3. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in Puke In My Mouth   
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJsQcnB6GC0]YouTube- Jizz In My Pants response: "Puke In My Mouth" -MsTaken.com[/ame]

  4. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in New Clash of the Titans Trailer!   
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  5. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Awesome 1-billionth-scale U.S.S. Enterprise model   
    http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/awesome-1-billionth-scale.php

    There are no Star Trek fanatics like science geek Trekkers, and a couple in Japan have created what we think is the tiniest model of the starship Enterprise ever, above.
    How tiny? Try 8.8 microns. That's about the size of a human red blood cell.
    Here's what Screenrant said:
    Back in 2003, Takayuki Hoshino and Shinji Matsui of the Himeji Institute of Technology in Japan created a one-of-a-kind scale model of the Star Trek Starship Enterprise NCC-1701D.
    What made the model so unique? It was made of phenanthrene gas and it was exactly 8.8 microns long.
    For a sense of scale, one micron is 1,000th of a millimeter.
    How cool is that? Only question is, how do you display it?
    My question is: how the fuck did he make it?
  6. CabbitGirl liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Two minor updates in the near future (finished)   
    Sometime soon (either tonight or sometime in the next couple days) I'll be doing a couple minor upgrades to the forums. So don't be surprised if the forums go offline at some point while an upgrade takes place. I don't see how the upgrade could take longer than 5-10 minutes so if you see any pop-up password blocks or you see a message about the forum being upgraded, just check back in a little bit.
  7. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by CabbitGirl in Dream or Paranoia?   
    ok, so little back story before i post the whole story: i wrote this for my creative writing class and it drove me crazy trying to think about it and get it done in time to hand in. It will be handed out to the class next week (i think) and they will go home and read it and it'll be work shopped in the class the following week, or after that. So this is not a finished polished thing yet. I kind of feel as if it were a little thrown together. but anyway, enough back story, here it is... (put it in spoiler tags for less scrolling if you already read it haha)



    critique, comments, likes, dislikes, all are welcome hope it was enjoyable!
  8. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in 1408 Screenwriter Boards Pet Sematary   
    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=63925
  9. Kite liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Disney Plans 'Tron' animated series   
    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/16979.html
    6-14 tho... The majority of the fans of Tron are alot older than 14.
  10. Kite liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Avengers Series on Disney XD   
    http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/16974.html
    I will watch this series. So help me god if it is completely child oriented tho.
  11. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in Ancient AC Fun!   
    My Homestead account is still active, so thought I'd share these.






    And because I know you miss them, The AC Enquirer!
    Issue 1 - Vegi & Jigglypuff, a torrid affair!
    Issue 2 - I had sex with an alien!
    Issue 3 - Pokemon invades AC!
    Issue 4 - Battle of the Sexy Bitches!
    Issue 5 - Mad scientist's ray gun turns AC members into babies!
  12. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Guy spends 3 years building Minas Tirith out of 420,000 matches   

    http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/guy-spends-3-years-buildi.php#more
  13. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Bloom Box could be the magical fuel cell that saves the world   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2010/02/bloom-box-could.php
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DLyruTqHI]YouTube- A Peek Inside the Bloom Box[/ame]
    Click on the first link to see the other video with the full 60 minutes article.
  14. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Bloom Box could be the magical fuel cell that saves the world   
    http://dvice.com/archives/2010/02/bloom-box-could.php
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DLyruTqHI]YouTube- A Peek Inside the Bloom Box[/ame]
    Click on the first link to see the other video with the full 60 minutes article.
  15. Pchan liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in The Celebrity Apprentice   
    http://www.nbc.com/the-apprentice/
    Bret Michaels, Goldberg & Sinbad just to name a few celebrities. X'D Olympians, wrestlers, comedians, a chef, former governor whatshisface... This should be a good season.
    The season starts on Sunday March 14th at 9pm est. Anyone else going to watch it?
  16. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Box of Cereal Old Enough to Drink Legally and Vote Sold for $200   
    http://kotaku.com/5476743/box-of-cereal-old-enough-to-drink-legally-and-vote-sold-for-200
    I remember this cereal! X'D
  17. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Justice League: Crisis On Two Earths Trailer   
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  18. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by CabbitGirl in Hobbit house? AND a tree house??   
    ok I was looking for movie times and saw this link at the bottom, this guy built a Hobbit House!
    http://www.shelterpop.com/2010/02/04/a-real-life-hobbit-house/
    but thennnn i also went to see this guy who did tree houses!
    http://www.shelterpop.com/2009/09/10/would-you-live-in-this-treehouse/
    so cool! i totally wouldn't mind living in either of those
  19. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Sony Files Patent For Universal Game Controller   
    http://kotaku.com/5475448/sony-files-patent-for-universal-game-controller
    This is an interesting concept. I'd like to see it, but I'd like to see a controller with the best of the PS3 and 360's features. Sony's D-Pad with 360's Trigger buttons.
  20. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by HKofsesshoumaru in Ignore Expiration dates?   
    Ignore Expiration Dates"Best by," "Sell by," and all those other labels mean very little.
    By Nadia ArumugamUpdated Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at 10:18 AM ET
    Expiration dates mean very littleThere's a filet mignon in my fridge that expired four days ago, but it seems OK to me. I take a hesitant whiff and detect no putrid odor of rotting flesh, no oozing, fetid cow juice—just the full-bodied aroma of well-aged meat. A feast for one; I retrieve my frying pan. This is not an isolated experiment or a sad symptom of my radical frugality. With a spirit of teenage rebellion, I disavow any regard for expiration dates.
    The fact is that expiration dates mean very little. Food starts to deteriorate from the moment it's harvested, butchered, or processed, but the rate at which it spoils depends less on time than on the conditions under which it's stored. Moisture and warmth are especially detrimental. A package of ground meat, say, will stay fresher longer if placed near the coldest part of a refrigerator (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), than next to the heat-emitting light bulb. Besides, as University of Minnesota food scientist Ted Labuza explained to me, expiration dates address quality—optimum freshness—rather than safety and are extremely conservative. To account for all manner of consumer, manufacturers imagine how the laziest people with the most undesirable kitchens might store and handle their food, then test their products based on these criteria.

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    With perishables like milk and meat, most responsible consumers (those who refrigerate their groceries as soon as they get home, for instance) have a three–to-seven-day grace period after the "Sell by" date has elapsed. As for pre-packaged greens, studies show that nutrient loss in vegetables is linked to a decline in appearance. When your broccoli florets yellow or your green beans shrivel, this signals a depletion of vitamins. But if they haven't lost their looks, ignore the printed date. Pasta and rice will taste fine for a year. Unopened packs of cookies are edible for months before the fat oxidizes and they turn rancid. Pancake and cake mixes have at least six months. Canned items are potentially the safest foods around and will keep five years or more if stored in a cold pantry. Labuza recalls a seven-year-old can of chicken chunks he ate recently. "It tasted just like chicken," he said.
    Not only are expiration dates misleading, but there's no uniformity in their inaccuracy. Some manufacturers prefer the elusive "Best if used by," others opt for the imperative "Use by," and then there are those who litter their goods with the most unhelpful "Sell by" stamps. (I'm happy my bodega owner is clear on when to dump, but what about me?) Such disparities are a consequence of the fact that, with the exception of infant formula and some baby foods, package dates are unregulated by the federal government. And while some states do exercise oversight, there's no standardization. A handful of states, including Massachusetts and West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., require dating of some form for perishable foods. Twenty states insist on dating for milk products, but each has distinct regulations. Milk heading for consumers in Connecticut must bear a "Sell by" date not more than 12 days from the day of pasteurization. Dairies serving Pennsylvania must conform to 14 days.
    That dates feature so prolifically is almost entirely due to industry practices voluntarily adopted by manufacturers and grocery stores. As America urbanized in the early 20th century, town and city dwellers resorted more and more to processed food. In the 1930s, the magazine Consumer Reports argued that Americans increasingly looked to expiration dates as an indication of freshness and quality. Supermarkets responded and in the 1970s some chains implemented their own dating systems. Despite the fact that in the '70s and '80s consumer groups and processors held hearings to establish a federally regulated system, nothing came of them.
    These dates have no real legal meaning, either. Only last year, 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner reversed the conviction of a wily entrepreneur who'd relabeled 1.6 million bottles of Henri's salad dressing with a new "Best when purchased by" date. Posner decided that the prosecutor had unjustly condemned the dressing as rancid, rotten, and harmful, when in fact there was no evidence to suggest that the mature product posed a safety threat.
    Expiration dates are intended to inspire confidence, but they only invest us with a false sense of security. The reality is that the onus lies with consumers to judge and maintain the freshness and edibility of their food—by checking for offensive slime, rank smells, and off colors. Perhaps, then, we should do away with dates altogether and have packages equipped with more instructive guidance on properly storing foods, and on detecting spoilage. Better yet, we should focus our efforts on what really matters to our health—not spoilage bacteria, which are fairly docile, but their malevolent counterparts: disease-causing pathogens like salmonella and Listeria, which infect the food we eat not because it's old but as a result of unsanitary conditions at factories or elsewhere along the supply chain. A new system that could somehow prevent the next E. coli outbreak would be far more useful to consumers than a fairly arbitrary set of labels that merely (try to) guarantee taste.
  21. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Pchan in Cute stuff ...   
    Awwww man ... this is just so awesome!! Polar bears and huskies!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE-Nyt4Bmi8]YouTube- Polar bears and dogs playing[/ame]
    And, there's a video of a leopard seal close encounter with a photographer diver that's pretty interesting ...
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQQqDRFpNys]YouTube- Polar Obsession (National Geographic)[/ame]
    Enjoy
  22. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Captain America   
    Another WP, bored on my day off ;p
  23. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Kite in Ichigo Wallpaper   
    Ichigo WP in my usual style
  24. Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in TMNT: Turtles Forever!   
    I completely forgot to make this topic when I first watched this in December. 4kids (as much as I hate them) actually made something good! Its a TMNT cartoon movie where the original 1988 cartoon version of the turtles team up with the 2003 version turtles. It sounds like its going to be lame, but holy crap it was good as hell! Anyone that is a fan of the turtles should watch this movie.
    This link has the entire video for watching on line:
    http://www.4kidstv.com/turtles-forever/turtles-forever/100



  25. Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Dubird in The Most Useless Machine Ever   
    And I totally want one.

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    How to make one