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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Fang66

    Fang66 Senior member

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    FTFY
     
  2. indesertum

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    It's not acceptable to use Lego in the plural form?

    Official Lego stores have these m&m like bins where you can get as much as any type of piece you want.

    I don't see why Lego only has to cater to it's more hardcore fans. They're trying to increase their appeal by making sets that people will recognize like famous buildings or things from movies which is a good strategy for them and seems to be working well. It's not like they don't sell the non set Lego sets anymore. It's just harder to find but if you really want it you can find it.

    I see the same attitude in whiskey. Hardcore fans like mature full proof whiskerys but brands are increasingly doing non age statement 45% whiskeys to appeal to non whiskey drinkers or the casual fan. It's not like they neglect the hardcore fans but hardcore fans don't like that precious whiskey is wasted on stuff they don't think is as good. It just makes good business sense for the companies.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will you fucking assholes shut the fuck up about legos all ready? Fuck.
     
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  4. indesertum

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    Somebody's testy this wonderful Presidents' Day
     
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    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    I am the one who "got the ball rolling" of Lego (started the conversation) didn't know it would evolve into this.
     
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    Yeah...you buy the sets, build the thing, and then tear it apart and use the pieces for whatever you want. There really aren't that many custom pieces, and the custom pieces can all still be reused in future constructions. Also, I feel like demand is pretty limited for the base blocks--they are nice to be able to buy, but my children are going to inherit a shit ton of base blocks...so the only things I will ever buy for them will be new sets that contain pieces/figures that weren't around when I played with lego.

    edit: and by "buy for them", I mean "buy for myself to play with when they are sleeping"
     
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    I used to build Starcraft Lego pieces out of random blocks and play with my friends that way when we got tired of playing Starcraft. We had a siege tank that could transform. Was pretty cool
     
  9. Fang66

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    Naaa, but it seems to be an Americanism. I'm just bored and trolling.
     
  11. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Back to the "Things you don't get"

    I saw some dude at Costco with a literal pallet of fish oil. wtf does anybody need a pallet of fish oil for? It's a lifetime supply. Always blink a little at the people buying five gross of eggs or whatever, but I assumed they're going to a small restaurant. But fish oil?
     
  12. indesertum

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    I would buy a pallate if I had room. It's not like it goes bad
     
  13. Fang66

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    It does go bad.
     
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    Yup. I wouldn't even buy more than one bottle at a time.
     
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    I guess you're the chemist but from what I understand it's a best by date rather than an expiration date (which is like 3 years). It loses potency after expiration but it's safe to consume. It can get rancid if exposed to air for too long and if in warm temperatures but fwiu it's fine if you leave it out of sunlight in a cool place
     
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    I mean, I'm not making a safety claim or anything. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt you, I've just found that it gets gross if they're old, along with the possibility that it isn't as effective. No real incentive to stock up.
     
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    I suppose you could use it in a kiddie pool for female coed wrestling. Really smelly female coed wrestling.
     
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    Christ. That's a mental picture. Smell-o-vision.
     
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    That would be female cod wrestling.
     
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    Yes, it goes rancid, like pretty much any fat. Freezing helps.
     
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