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#113282 What Was Your Favorite Thing to Watch When Home Sick From School?

Posted by Affray on 09 August 2020 - 04:16 PM

Omg Grolli. I love you. :lol:


Millionaire was great when you were super-sick. Yelling answers that weren't even remotely close and also shit-talking contestants whenever they'd screw up.


This may have just been me, however.

I actually won a million (theoretical) dollars a few times when I was younger.

And some contestants definitely had their faces verbally rubbed in their mistakes, from my couch.

#113216 Pen shaped stylus?

Posted by Affray on 23 July 2020 - 07:02 PM

I feel that weirdness sometimes.

It's kind of a hard thing to describe too, missing people you've never fully met but still mean something to you.

There's an investment there and it feels like anxious shit when that investment is suddenly gone and never coming back.

It feels like a childhood friend moving away and a part of you goes with them.


But it is what it is.

I'm happy to have the friends that are still here.

#113183 What Was Your Favorite Thing to Watch When Home Sick From School?

Posted by Affray on 20 July 2020 - 07:32 PM

I think I said this in another post recently, but I watched Stargate-SG1 a lot when home from school.

I also binged The X-Files, MacGyver, Star Trek TNG & Voyager, Just Shoot Me, and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.

Dr. Quinn seems out of place, but Jane Seymour is and was a smoke show.

She awakened some things.

#113170 Lazy Eye

Posted by Affray on 17 July 2020 - 06:59 PM

It's been a fucked up world to work in for most of my life.


Minimum wage where I live is $14/hour, before the government did that jump it was $12/hour.

When the increase took effect my last place of employment just reduced the starting wage of their supervisors/machine operators by at least $2 to offset the potential loss.

I was making $16/hour doing a job that started at $18.50 six years before I started, and I had to fight for three months to get bumped up to $18/hour when a new operator was hired at the same wage as me. I had 2 years experience, could run every machine line they have, was a trainer on four of those lines, wrote several of the Standard Operating Procedures for those lines including health and safety guidelines, was on the joint health and safety committee, and learned Spanish so that I could better work with my crews of mostly offshore workers. Raises were infrequently annual and never exceeded 2%, overtime was not a thing, yet my work days routinely reached 12-15 hours, they would post tomorrow's work schedule somewhere between 4pm-6pm today, sometime I'd work a month straight of shifts like that without a day off, then get one or two and be right back in for more. They took advantage of the offshore program every way they could because the government pays a portion of offshore worker's wages, benefits, etc, and continually try to get better deals because "Canadians don't want to do the work so we need more migrant workers to keep the business afloat". While they make upwards of a hundred million dollars annually. Then I get to go home read articles in my local newspaper/online about how my generation is lazy because we aren't willing to work blue collar jobs like our parents did and earn our way in the world, we just want everything handed to us for nothing. So many companies are going this route and bleeding people dry, and not just young people, yet everyone points their fingers at the victims of a disgusting system instead of looking a bit higher at why these people actually don't want to do the work. It's an amazingly frustrating place to be in when all I want to do is live a comfortable life, be able to afford having children and a home at the same time, and maybe not work myself to death to break even. It's just, defeating.

#113157 Batman for president

Posted by Affray on 15 July 2020 - 06:27 PM

They have been choosing the lesser of the two evils since their 2012 election.

The current state of affairs there begs to differ.

#113151 Lazy Eye

Posted by Affray on 14 July 2020 - 06:19 PM

You know what really made me not work so hard?

Not being paid appropriately for my time and abilities while my employers expected 1000% dedication to their regime.

My dad got a union factory job in 1980 and made enough money during his working like to sustain a family of five.

Both parents need to work full time now to afford maybe one kid if they live frugally.

We don't make nearly as much as our parents and everything costs significantly more (and more every year), you can only make people work for peanuts for so long before they start giving you monkey work. Broad sweeping generalisations have always bothered me, but not nearly as much as being called lazy because I'm forced into a corner where I have to decide between killing myself for the job that doesn't pay my bills or living with my mom forever.

I've got a lot of angry feelings toward this subject in general, but being considered lazy because I want to live a comfortable life with reasonable support is by far the most infuriating.

#113150 Batman for president

Posted by Affray on 14 July 2020 - 06:06 PM

Choosing the lesser of two evils has never been a more real choice for the US.

There's some spooky things going on over there, spooky enough to make me nervous by continental proximity.

#113148 Flash games

Posted by Affray on 14 July 2020 - 05:55 PM

Ninja Sex Party, I was not aware that he had other stuff until I Googled Skyhill just now.

Sounds pretty beautiful, albeit a little slow for my taste.

My wife however will probably lose her mind a bit when I tell her about it.

#113102 Flash games

Posted by Affray on 07 July 2020 - 07:37 AM

I was listening to Dan's music before I know about Game Grumps so I've got a bit more of an attachment to him, but Arin is pretty excellent too.

#113069 Batman for president

Posted by Affray on 01 July 2020 - 09:33 AM

He would probably be one of the best fits psychologically.

#113033 Who's is your favorite character from the X-Men Comics?

Posted by Affray on 23 June 2020 - 03:58 PM

He might want to be careful trying that because it could very well be Mystique in disguise as a Mott's snack pack.

She always has been something of a snack......

#113029 Who's is your favorite character from the X-Men Comics?

Posted by Affray on 22 June 2020 - 12:32 PM

Hands free eating would be lovely.

I could game uninterrupted while snacking.

#113014 Who's is your favorite character from the X-Men Comics?

Posted by Affray on 19 June 2020 - 10:09 AM

What do they eat applesauce with.

Asking the real questions here.

#112714 Garden-Variety Rage

Posted by Affray on 10 March 2020 - 11:38 AM

Getting hurt and/or screwed over by letting people in can make it hard to keep doing so, but in the long run the ones who stick around and don't wipe their shitty shoes on your hearts carpet make it worth the risk. Plus you stop caring about what the hurtful people say or do because you know they're just garbage people and you're better off knowing for sure who and what they are.

#112712 Marvel In General

Posted by Affray on 10 March 2020 - 10:43 AM

100% true.

Idiocy with a splash of wit and the subtle art of being dragged into bullshit he wants nothing to do with but does it anyway because of some pussy.