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Old 09-15-2022, 02:32 PM
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This year's finalists for entry into the Toy Hall of Fame


Call me a purist, but I don't think games with formalized rules count as "toys" in the traditional sense. Especially something as complex as Settlers of Catan.



I am amazed that spinning tops and Nerf balls weren't in the Hall of Fame already.
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Steve Shives tackles the usage of the Mirror Universe in Trek (on screen and in the Expanded Universe).


As I've said before, I hate the DS9 Mirror Universe episodes and don't revisit them. First, the contrivances necessary to keep all of the people in the same locations between locations pile up and up and up as the years go by. It's okay for a single point of intersection in "Mirror, Mirror", but anything more lis ludicrous. Second, it falls into the same trap as "Year of Hell" and "Course: Oblivion", creating a playground that the creators can play with without worrying about consequences.
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Old 09-17-2022, 01:42 AM
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Guys make a huge battery using over a thousand lemons.


All that work for not even five volts.



As it turns out, I watched one of their videos years ago without making the connection: How much sawdust can you put in a rice crispy bar before it's inedible?


Making a wooden bicycle. I wouldn't want to get on that thing, it looks like a disaster in the making...
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Old 09-18-2022, 12:40 AM
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A Voyager meme that gave me a chuckle...
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Old 09-23-2022, 12:35 AM
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Obscurus Lupa tackles "The Naked Time" vs "The Naked Now." She has more respect for TOS than I thought. Also wait for the discussion of the Data/Yar relationship. And plenty of Gene bashing.
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Kyle Hill completely misses the point of the Lord of the Rings Eagle Problem


The issue isn't the cube square law, this is explicitly another world where magic exists in all lifeforms, even the eagles.



A more educated reply


The TL;DR:
* Gandalf is friends with one eagle who owes him, he can't just summon a whole flock anytime he wants.
* The eagles have their own society and they aren't as concerned with this Sauron stuff as our heroes.
* Sauron's tower is surrounded by flying monsters who would detect a flock of giant eagles almost immediately. Placing the One Ring in the vicinity of them would be a Bad Idea.
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