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|RedLetterMedia - Batman: Arkham Knight |
I hope that TPP's missions follow Peace Walker's bite sized formula. It's getting harder to sit down and Iron Man marathon out six to seven hours at a time.
|Donald Trump on Megyn Kelly: 'There Was Blood Coming Out of Her - Wherever' |
He said he'd run as an independent if he doesn't win the nomination. I hope Trump can do to the Republicans what Nader did to Gore.
|The Best Gamers - Arkham Knight|
|Deadpool | Red Band Trailer|
That looked like a better Deadpool than the one in Wolverine: Origins.
|Woman Screams Rape While Being Arrested After Claiming She Doesn’t Have to Follow Laws |
If a woman feels she was raped then she was raped. The other facts do not matter. Rape does not require a rapist.
|The Room: The Flower Shop Scene|
So I've just finished reading Greg Sestero's "The Disaster Artist" (if you haven't, do so. Better yet, get the audiobook. It's the funniest shit I've listened to in years.)
Anyway, I just wanted to add my two cents to the Wiseau origins debate. One popular theory proposed by u/ohbaimark last year suggests Wiseau could be Polish based on his family records in the US.
As a linguist of Polish extraction myself, I am now 99% sure that theory is correct. Sestero's book provides an enormous amount of Wiseau quotations and hints about his origins that, I believe, make a compelling case for Wiseau being from Poland.
The linguistic evidence:
The constant misuse and non-use of the definite and indefinite articles; confusing the present simple with the present continuous; dropping the auxiliary verb in questions. These are all extremely typical mistakes among Poles speaking English.
Answering the telephone by "I'm listening". That is exactly how most Poles answer the phone. (PL: "Słucham")
Onomatopoeia: "cheep cheep" is exactly how a Pole would beckon or taunt a bird. (PL: "cip cip")
"Leave [your stupid comment] in your pocket": a word-for-word translation of the slightly antiquated Polish expression "zostaw X w kieszeni", meaning "I don't care what you think about X".
Sestero says that the W in "Wiseau" is the first letter of Tommy's original last name. The only languages of the Eastern bloc that use the letter W in native words are German and Polish.
The historical evidence:
Tommy said his country was occupied by Soviet soldiers. In the Eastern bloc, the only countries with a permanent Soviet military presence after the war were Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hungary.
Tommy left his country FOR Germany, so he can't be German. He also transited through Berlin - geographically speaking, the only point of origin of a trip to Strasbourg via Berlin that makes sense is Poland. Czechoslovakia would be a stretch. Hungary would be very improbable given how far south it is and that such a trip would require transiting through at least one more country.
Tommy said he used to go to a Catholic cathedral and that his city had been 79% destroyed in the war. None of the Catholic cathedrals in Czechoslovakia were in severely war-damaged cities. Poland, on the other hand, had at least a half-dozen cathedral cities that were basically razed during the war. If the figure of 79% is to be believed, Warsaw, Wrocław, Gdańsk and Poznań seem like the likeliest candidates.
There's also a small piece of cultural evidence: Wiseau's habit of drinking hot water. My Polish grandmother used to do the same. I'm guessing it was originally done a) to sanitize the water, and b) because of tea/coffee shortages during and after the war. For all I know though, this may have been a widespread thing in other countries as well.
So in conclusion, I'm pretty convinced that if Wiseau was indeed born on this planet, it may very well have been in Poland. Not that it matters of course, but it was fun to play detective. :-)
|Star Wars EP 4: Laser Moon Awakens |
In a perfect world, Auralnauts or Darths and Droids would be making the next Star War movie.
|Star Wars EP 4: Laser Moon Awakens |
|Roddy Piper's classic line from 'They Live' You know which one!|
Dang it. He was cool! And this movie was great. RIP Hotrod.
|The most beautiful scenery by drone ever|
Keep at it. Maybe it'll finally work out.
| Hulk Hogan Racist Rant Audio (Full Video ) Removed from WWE website |
Bet this was Gawker's work again. They weren't going to lose the lawsuit without getting in some hits of their own.
|Sonic the Hedgehog tries to find his 'happy place'|
You should use the Demon Sword of Paracelsus-series rail cannon for fighting B.O.W.s
|Picard Shuts Down G'Kar|
Still, the bridge has a slightly more balanced humans/aliens mixup.
Trois/Worf/Data/Whatever the fuck Wesley Is
|Iwata Satoru visits Arino Shinya on Gamecenter CX|
A good part of my childhood was spent playing games he worked on. From what I've read and seen, he was an awesome guy. RIP.
Itoi Shigesato, the creator of the Earthbound/Mother franchise, has shared a message for Iwata:
“No matter the farewell, I think the most appropriate thing to say is 'we”ll meet again.' We are friends so we”ll see each other again. There is nothing strange about saying it. Yeah. We’ll meet again.
Even if you didn’t have the chance to put into words how sudden it was going to be, how far you’d be traveling, or how you went much earlier than expected, I know you went wearing your best.
You always put yourself second to others no matter what, helping anyone who needed it whenever they needed it. You were that kind of friend. Although you may have been a little selfish for the first time ever by taking this journey.
The truth is though that I still don’t believe any of it. I feel like I am going to receive a message from you inviting me out for lunch at any moment. I wouldn’t mind if you were to ask me like always if I could spare some time. I’d ask you as well.
Still, 'we’ll meet again.' It would be great to hear from you whenever and wherever; I’ll call you too. I’ll call if I have something to discuss or if I want to tell you about a great new idea.
We’ll meet again.
Then again, you’re here with me now.”
|MW3 Tips & Tricks : Resistance|
>I wouldn't suggest hiding the whole game
It is Kill Or Be Slaughtered.
|KFC introduces the 'Chizza'|
Scientists focused on whether they could and didn't stop to think whether they should.
|The best card sleeves for Magic: The Gathering|
I gotta get into Weiß Schwarz.
|Ash vs Evil Dead | Official Trailer|
I was a little nervous until I found out that Bruce Campbell and Raimi are both involved. Now I'm excited.
|Batman Arkham Knight: Condensed Edition|
You might want to check out some footage of it on youtube before purchasing it. The plot's all over the place and less said about the PC release, the better.
|Sega Saturn Graphic In-depth Investigation|
I think we're on the same page when it comes to pedantic non-interactive movies or text-heavy lectures disguised as games.