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  1. Re: Answers & Questions Q: I've never seen someone enjoy a colonoscopy so much... A: There's no shame is being poor, only in dressing poorly.
  2. Re: The Mystic Academy Excellent concept! Much more esoteric than the Xavier Institute, or even Hogwarts. Where do I sign up?
  3. Re: Superhero power levels Good points. Rep to thee! Personally, I think the comics would be a lot more consistent and fun to read if the writers had character write-ups to work from: "Hmm...Hulk has a 125 STR and 75% Damage Reduction for PD and ED. Superman has only 100 STR, but he's got Tactics at 15-, full Life Support, three more HTH levels, and two extra points of SPD. Guess we'll just have to play it out before we write the next issue...."
  4. Re: What Are You Listening To Right Now? Suicide Blues by Cross Canadian Ragweed
  5. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat Pickled Spoo.
  6. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat I don't care who you are, that's funny, right there. Sew the head back on, dress the body in a turtleneck, and put it on a New York City subway car. It'll be days before anyone notices that the poor schmuck isn't breathing. By then, you can be in sunny Acapulco. Or frosty Siberia. Whichever. New Topic: You've just done something terrible, and you hear sirens. To where do you flee?
  7. Re: Using Normal Weapons One of my characters, Jack Diamond, was notorious for picking up any equipment he thought could be useful, starting with Vengeance's (Golden-Avenger-turned-villain) gauntlets. IIRC, my GM would usually let me use any item I found for the duration of the adventure, but if I wanted to continue using it after that, I had to buy a slot in JD's Multipower.
  8. Re: The artwork drives me nuts I'm the first to admit that I'm not all that familiar with the artwork in the new books. I don't own any of the 5th Edition stuff except FREd, and I've only seen the supplements at Lord Mhoram's house. Still, I can't help but think that the artwork was better in the 4th Ed. books (many of which I do still own).
  9. Re: Dumbest thing... Carp, I'd missed that. Sorry. It's just that I'd expected a LOT more Civil War gripes, based on previous experience here. As for my nominee: The Phoenix Force. The Dark Phoenix story, especially the conclusion, was one of the most poignant and moving in the genre to that point. To throw that away, to say in essence "It didn't really happen that way" just to have Jean available for yet another X-book was just plain stupid.
  10. Re: Dumbest thing... Wow, we're 10 posts in and nobody's specifically mentioned Civil War yet. More than the usual level of restraint today, I see.
  11. Re: Hulk vs Superman I've got no original arguments to make; you folks have pretty much said everything I was going to say on the matter already. But I'm going to say it anyway. In a raw strength-versus-strength battle, Hulk would stand a good chance, especially if the fight goes on for more than a few pages. Once he works up a good mad, there are few that can withstand it. On the other hand, Superman is a LOT more versatile. Even if (and it's a big if) Hulk has a higher damage class rating, Superman can do a lot more different things. In the end, I think versatility beats violence. And let's not forget that DC's top echelon heroes are almost always written as being much more powerful than Marvel's. In practically any such discussion, the DC character is going to win under normal circumstances. "Normal circumstances", of course, depend on who's writing the book...
  12. Re: Answers & Questions Q: Is it really Election Day again already? A: Deep-fried hockey pucks.
  13. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat X-Men: Watching Rogue and Storm get progressively bustier since 1986!
  14. Re: Answers & Questions A: Is it really true that 5 out of 4 American adults have trouble with fractions? Q: It looks and spreads like axle grease, with just a little bit of salt.
  15. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat When you wake up, you're in the middle of a war zone...and your commander is an eleven-year-old kid. New Topic:Signs that your starship captain bribed his/her way through the Academy.
  16. Re: Answers & Questions Q: What do grapes, plums, and Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders have in common? A: I've never thought about it quite like that before.
  17. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat In the middle of a fight, one of your teammates says, "Hey, Peter, can you get me into some of those pictures? I haven't been on the front page of The Bugle in ages!" (Of course, that's the kind of treatment you can expect when you reveal your Secret Identity on the advice of someone like Tony Stark. Stupid move...and way out of character. What was the writer thinking?! /rant)
  18. Re: Quote of the Week from my gaming group... GM: You're going to coup de grace the mage? Billy: The man has worked with the Assassins' Guild in two cities, and now he's summoned a demon. Anyone who wants me dead that badly has got to go.
  19. Re: NGD Scenes from a Hat "Stand aside, heroes, and leave Foxbat to me! For I am his archnemesis . . . his good twin!"
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