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Edwin MacPhisto

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  1. The thing with the cap is that the game's skill point structure really isn't built to go beyond 20 as of now. Pretty much any build can kill everything with minimal effort by level 15, and the bobbleheads and books let you max out a ton of skills even in just 20 levels. Barring a revamp of the skill system, there won't really be builds anymore since everything will naturally flow to an almost-maxed character unless you explicitly try to avoid that by, say, not taking Educated or Comprehension, avoiding bobbleheads, etc. Any word on how Bethesda plans to address this yet?


    All that said, it's going to be worth having the extra 10 levels just to maintain the satisfaction of exploring; it's more fun to discover a random radio tower if you get the little "cha-ching" and welcoming green letters. I'm personally waiting for Broken Steel to get and play all the DLC. With that much new content integrated, a fresh playthrough will be significantly different from the first time around.

  2. Also, my pick to win it all is Sabotage, unless you queerbaits vote for November Rain's shitty shit like the queermo assbutts you are.

    I couldn't justify Extreme, but I'll definitely go with Lisa Loeb or Faith No More next round if that's how this here bracket works.


    +++ to Czech for "Sorry, Mannie."

  3. The pictures for each bracket are brilliant. The 2nd and 4th brackets are utter powerhouses. I think I actually know all 128 of these. Based largely on positioning, my early prediction to win the whole thing is "Epic," which has the right blend of nostalgia and quality.


    Toad the Wet Bracket


    Salt-N-Pepa- "Whatta Man"


    Beck- "Loser"


    Montell Jordan- "This Is How We Do It"


    Everything But The Girl- "Missing"


    The Breeders- "Cannonball"


    Snoop Doggy Dogg- "Gin and Juice"


    Kris Kross- "Jump"


    Deee-Lite- "Groove Is In The Heart"


    Jamiroquai- "Virtual Insanity"


    Warren G. (feat. Nate Dogg)- "Regulate"


    Notorious B.I.G. (feat. Puff Daddy and Mace)- "Mo Money Mo Problems"


    Christina Aguilera- "Genie In A Bottle"


    Fiona Apple- "Criminal"


    Weezer- "Buddy Holly"


    Mariah Carey- "Dreamlover"


    Jay Z- "Can I Get A..."


    Give Me One Region To Stay Here


    Nirvana- "Heart Shaped Box"


    Blink 182- "Dammit"


    Blur- "Girls and Boys"


    Stone Temple Pilots- "Interstate Love Song"


    Smashing Pumpkins- "Today"


    Seal- "Kiss From A Rose"


    The Cranberries- "Dreams"


    No Doubt- "Spiderwebs"


    Alanis Morissette- "You Oughta Know"


    Green Day- "Basket Case"


    Oasis- "Champagne Supernova"


    R.E.M.- "Losing My Religion"


    Chumbawumba- "Tubthumping"


    Tom Cochrane- "Life Is A Highway"


    Third Eye Blind- "Semi-Charmed Life"


    Blind Melon- "No Rain"


    2 Legit Bracket


    Aerosmith- "Cryin'"


    En Vogue- "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"


    MC Hammer- "U Can't Touch This"


    Skee-Lo- "I Wish"


    Naughty By Nature- "O.P.P."


    DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince- "Summertime"


    2Pac- "California Love"


    The Fugees- "Killing Me Softly With His Song"


    Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Doggy Dogg)- "Nuthin But A G Thang"


    The Verve- "Bittersweet Symphony"


    Beastie Boys- "Sabotage"


    The Cardigans- "Lovefool"


    Tracy Chapman- "Give Me One Reason"


    Eagle-Eye Cherry- "Save Tonight"


    Mark Cohn- "Walking In Memphis"


    Red Hot Chili Peppers- "Under The Bridge"



    Damn! I Wish I Was Your Bracket


    Radiohead- "Creep"


    Outkast- "Rosa Parks"


    Pearl Jam- "Evenflow"


    New Radicals- "You Get What You Give"


    Pras (ft. Maya & ODB)- "Ghetto Superstar"


    Sinead O'Connor- "Nothing Compares 2 U"


    Nada Surf- "Popular"


    Faith No More- "Epic"


    Guns N Roses- "November Rain"


    Lisa Loeb- "Stay (I Missed You)"


    Everclear- "Santa Monica"


    Harvey Danger- "Flagpole Sitta"


    Garbage- "Only Happy When It Rains"


    Juvenile- "Back That Azz Up"


    Foo Fighters- "Everlong"


  4. Finishing up the Oaked Arrogant Bastard now as a work's-over reliever. If you like the regular Bastard, I recommend it. Extremely hoppy but flavorful--maybe a bit of citrus, bit of pine?--and a lasting aftertaste. Also, it smells fantastic.

  5. He never won a Super Bowl, so that will be everyones justification for him not getting in, which is utter shit. He started his career with the Tampa Bay Bucs when they were laughing stock of the NFL so his numbers there aren't going to look impressive. Steve Young had a bitch of a time in Tampa as well and he couldn't fix that mess. Fortunately for Steve, he was able to go to a Super Bowl contending team. Vinny's gotten into the playoffs a few times and once to the AFC championship. Also to menion what you pointed out, he put up better numbers than Joe Montana.


    If it were up to me, yes Testaverde would be a Hall of Famer. Problem is he isn't as iconic as Montana, Favre, Young, Aikman, Elway, etc. so he'll be left out unfortunately.

    I think Montana's somewhat overrated as well, but Vinny's nowhere near him for the reasons I laid out after Agent's post. His better numbers took longer and were way less consistent. Montana had half a dozen seasons you could call legitimately great, another 4 or 5 good ones, and of course the 4 Super Bowls. Better completion percentage, better career QB rating by 18 points, better everything. Yeah, Vinny played on a lot of bad teams, but he also just sucked often; in the 14 seasons where he got significant playing time, he threw more TDs than INTs a whopping 6 years. I only remember seeing his play in the mid-90s, but I feel safe putting him in the Hall of Okay at best.

  6. I'm working through a 22 oz. of Southern Tier's Jahva Imperial Coffee Stout tonight:



    Minimal head, lots of coffee taste, and hoo boy a lot of alcohol. Strong scent of it, but it actually blends well with the coffee, cocoa, and caramel. 11% ABV, which means this is a solid 3-hour project, but worth a shot if you're interested by the prospect of a coffee stout that kicks you in the teeth. 8 bucks at Whole Foods.


    I also grabbed a single bottle of the Oaked Arrogant Bastard. Might crack that tomorrow or over the weekend.

  7. Maybe he can get an honorable mention for Years of Service and a pension or something instead. In 20 NFL seasons, he had all of maybe 3 years I'd call good, and another 4-5 I think you could call decent. And people used to think he was color-blind cause he was so bad! Man, I love Vinny.

  8. I pay $1200 for my room in a tenth floor 3BR/3BA next to a metro station. It's gorgeous and huge, about 2200 square feet. High ceilings, wood floors, big rooms, and various accoutrements that give it a bit of a charming porno feel now and then (a hilarious fireplace that works on a light switch, an oversized tub with brass fittings and mirrors all around it, etc.). I could definitely save a good chunk of money living elsewhere, but between the convenience and how much time I spend at home by myself or having people over, it's worth it. We even have plants and shit inside; I almost feel like an actual adult when I'm here. My roommates and I would totally buy the place if the landlords would sell.

  9. I know 9/11 is probably the reason Snyder/the studio didn't do a bloody New York, but why? 9/11 was, as viewed by most, bloodless; there weren't bodies all over the city or anything. Assuming some sort of sensitivity to the event anyway, why the almost-insulting shot of New York being rebuilt, with the WTC towers quite prominent in the middle of the shot? That felt like a joke/reference the movie hadn't quite earned. The movie was all over the place.

  10. I paid $100 or so for a pair of Birkenstocks 3 years ago. They're still in fine shape. Think of them as having the same longevity as Doc Martens, but for sandals, and thus much more prone to be on you while you're blowing someone under a lifeguard stand. Either PBone or EHME, whichever loses this fight, will ultimately be declared to know a little somethin' about that.