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Skullbie at 4:13PM, June 5, 2014
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I went to IHOP today. I got inspired to give it another chance. First the girl sat us down near the huge unclean table with a diaper on the floor, french fries everywhere…proceeded to not clean it. Not even wipe the table. We order our food and it comes out. I got the crepes, but noticed there wasn't any filling in them. I wasn't 100% sure so I asked the waitress (very nicely, genuinly curious if they had filling or not) -_- She puts her hands in her apron pockets and says “um, would you like me to get the menu…? So you know what you're ordering”. I stop, trying to figure out if she actually said that to me, look on moms face says yes. I tell her I was asking if that's how they're served and she puts her hands in her pockets again, and says “um, ive been doing this for four years now…so ive got a pretty good handle on this.”

What the flying fuck. I hold from saying if shes got so much experience she should clean the fucking table next to me, but whatever, she leaves. I take a few more bites of my soggy egg blankets and mom tries to finish her dry blt with one tomato. I guess she thought about what she said or overheard me mentioning I might complain because she took the crepes off my bill. -_- Anyways I wont be going back there! Now I know why the parking lot was empty at 11 in the morning.
 
kawaiidaigakusei at 4:50PM, June 5, 2014
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The secret is out.

After the latest Quackcast (Episode No. 169), it has been revealed that this is the preferred legal tender of DrunkDuck:

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ozoneocean at 8:02PM, June 5, 2014
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Ironscarf wrote:
 
Ozone, how much would you charge to voice-over my life?
 
50 of Kawaii's lovingly rendered funbills!
 
Great looking currency Kawaii! In line with Lonne's ecconomic model, I decree that every DD citizen should be paid 50 DD funbills a weeek, but posting on the forums will cost 60 funbills a week… Rightwinganomics!
… But then a duck needs a right AND a left wing to fly or else they just fall in a death spiral. :)
Oh gawd I'm clever
 
Skull, that sounds like revolting service! The service industry is so weird in the US, none of them get paid enough to actually do a normal job, so they either have to be obsequious to an almost odious degree in order to convince you to give them a handout (tips), or they just give up. I feel sorry for them.
 
HippieVan at 9:43PM, June 5, 2014
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 That was Ozoneocean.  He does all the voices.  Banes is actually a mute who only speaks through telepathy. 
 
I can confirm this, as it is the nature of all Canadians. In fact I can't even type because I'm just a brain - I have to telepathically dictate all my posts to an American.
 

 
@skullbie: The crepes didn't have anything in/on them? Like, not even syrup?
Crepes here are almost always a big to-do…we make them just with fruit and cinnamon sugar at home, but if you go to a restaurant you expect whipped cream and nutella and stuff. Literally the only place I've ever had crepes without any toppings/fillings is our annual Voyageur festival.
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ozoneocean at 9:54PM, June 5, 2014
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Truly Caneedians are a higher eveolved species!
 
Skullbie at 11:18PM, June 5, 2014
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HippieVan wrote:
 
@skullbie: The crepes didn't have anything in/on them? Like, not even syrup?
Crepes here are almost always a big to-do…we make them just with fruit and cinnamon sugar at home, but if you go to a restaurant you expect whipped cream and nutella and stuff. Literally the only place I've ever had crepes without any toppings/fillings is our annual Voyageur festival. 
They had a metric ton of gross strawberry syrup on them, but nothing inside them, which I didn't understand. Also been meaning to ask how is the job market in montreal? And are apartments cheap? As in not 800$ for a single room like portland OR I've been thinking about moving again since I failed my move last time by partying the whole time. (yay no self control)
 
kawaiidaigakusei at 11:39PM, June 5, 2014
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I checked out the online menu and it appears that only the savory crepes are stuffed with filling. The sweet crepes seem to have the condiments piled on top. For stuffed goodness, blintzes are a safe bet. However, it does not excuse the negative attitude from the server when a simple “yes/no” would have been sufficient.

The best crepes I have ever had came from a crepe shop in Beverly Hills and assembled by a crepe master.
Ironscarf at 4:18AM, June 6, 2014
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In England we call that a pancake and only eat it one day a year. Having said that, we now have those shops that sell donuts with holes in the middle, so it probably won't be long before we get the crepe places too.
 

 
As I was walking through the park today I thought, we were created by a chance meeting of chemicals and developed the ability to speculate on the meaning of life as some kind of random evolutionary side effect, yet as far as I can tell, our only purpose is to pass on our genes to the next player, who passes them on to the next and so on down the line - a game which ultimately, we are destined to lose. By not having to ponder these issues, the squirrel I saw fondling his nuts in a tree probably leads a far more satisfying and fulfilled existence.
 
It was a lovely sunny morning though. :)
 
HippieVan at 5:44AM, June 6, 2014
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Ironscarf: Pancakes are different. Unless you also have a different word for pancakes. Crepes are much thinner than ordinary pancakes.

Skullbie: Rent is actually super reasonable in Montreal. I mean, it's probably still more than you would pay in Manitoba but it's definitely more in the “people can afford to live here” range than somewhere like Toronto or Vancouver, despite being just as hip as those places. I have no idea about the job market though - sorry!
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Ironscarf at 6:10AM, June 6, 2014
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Aha! - you are referring to the what we call the ‘scotch pancake’ or ‘drop scone’. Our British pancake is flat, just the same as a crepe, hence our popular saying “flat as a pancake” - although we tend to eat it with lemon juice, not every topping/filling known to humanity.
 
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Today I discovered something that has shocked me to the core: Vince Vaughn and Ryan Reynolds are two completely seperate actors - not one actor with an uncanny ability to change his appearance whose name I always misremembered, as I previously thought.
 
ozoneocean at 6:57AM, June 6, 2014
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We call those pikelets. Wikipedia says pikelets are a sort of crumpet because wikipedia is writen by people who's brains have been replaced by excriment. Crumpets are a different thing and are delicious.
Anyway, pikelets are great… but I'm pretty good at making pancakes and tend to have them on a Sunday when I get a craving. I like to make then thin and top them with maple syrup if I have any (it's bloody expensive here!), sugar and lemon juice, or just butter. Delish!!!!!!!
These days I only use half my normal recipie though… They're just too filling!
 
I used to get Vincent D'onofrio and Vince Vaughn mixed up because they look like brothers, then they played brothers in a film ad I couldn't tell which was which. It was like parent trap all over again! @_@
 
HippieVan at 3:22PM, June 6, 2014
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@ozone: I was horrified to discover that Americans put some kind of horrible not-maple syrup on pancakes. Do you guys have that stuff in Australia too?
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Lonnehart at 5:16PM, June 6, 2014
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Gotta love my neighbor sometimes.  He spots me reusing my cooking oil (at the moment I have no money to buy more).  He tells me not to use it and just throw it away…
Me: I can't throw it away.  I don't have any more.

Neighbor: Then just go buy some more!

Me: What if I don't have any money to buy more?

Neighbor: Then go ask your neighbors for  some!

Me: Can I have a cup of cooking oil then?

Neighbor: NO!

Me: Fine then.  Don't bother me about reusing my oil.

*sigh*  The world is so weird…
ozoneocean at 7:43PM, June 6, 2014
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@Lonne- heat it up, throw it in his face, then after he runs sreaming into the road and is hit by a car and dies, render him downvto make more oil. Result!
 
@Hippie- there's this artificial maple syrup you can get I think. You guys need to send us cheaper syrup so we're not seduced by evil alternatives! 
 
Lonnehart at 12:04AM, June 7, 2014
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ozoneocean wrote:
@Lonne- heat it up, throw it in his face, then after he runs sreaming into the road and is hit by a car and dies, render him downvto make more oil. Result!
I was SO tempted… but no.

Still looking forward to I-Hop.  It could be six months to a year from now though.  Applebees will be openning soon though.  Let's hope the prices are not like other “famous” statesider restaurants.  You know… expensive.

Then again I was dumb enough to buy the Chocolate volcano at Chili's…  x_x
Lonnehart at 12:08AM, June 7, 2014
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Posting again so not to ruin the quotes of my last post…

King's restaurant has a dessert here that I think is similar to crepes.  Like a very flat pancake piece folded over your choice of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla ice cream (I always pick vanilla), covered in whipped cream and drizzled over with hot fudge and finely (and brutally I think) crushed nuts.  I forget what it's called.  But it's something I order once in a while.
Gunwallace at 3:11AM, June 7, 2014
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Lonnehart wrote:
Gotta love my neighbor sometimes.  He spots me reusing my cooking oil (at the moment I have no money to buy more).  He tells me not to use it and just throw it away…
Me: I can't throw it away.  I don't have any more.

Neighbor: Then just go buy some more!

Me: What if I don't have any money to buy more?

Neighbor: Then go ask your neighbors for  some!

Me: Can I have a cup of cooking oil then?

Neighbor: NO!

Me: Fine then.  Don't bother me about reusing my oil.

*sigh*  The world is so weird…
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ozoneocean at 3:27AM, June 7, 2014
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That's fantastic Gunwallace! I had to look that up…
http://www.daytonhistorybooks.com/page/page/1652512.htm
Apparently they were massively into recycling back then! I thought it was on scrap iron, but noooo, they make modern recyclers look like they're not even trying!
 
Ironscarf at 10:38AM, June 7, 2014
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According to my dad, he and his friends spent a good proportion of their schoolday collecting stuff for the war effort, including iron railings which I'm sure I heard were never actually used for the stated purpose - it was more of a morale booster to contribute your gates. I'll have to ask him what other stuff they collected - I know there was a lot of gathering particular plants from hedgerows, supposedly for their medicinal value.
 
Great comic strip - they knew how to do it back then! Somebody should bring back little Shickelgruber.
 
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Skullbie at 1:15PM, June 7, 2014
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Thinking about taking a trip to vegas for my b-day, though I feel kind of silly since I was just wondering if 400$ for a playstation was worth it. Hrmm. It'd be hard to do it for under 300 and till have fun.
 
HippieVan at 2:42PM, June 7, 2014
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Ironscarf wrote:
According to my dad, he and his friends spent a good proportion of their schoolday collecting stuff for the war effort, including iron railings which I'm sure I heard were never actually used for the stated purpose - it was more of a morale booster to contribute your gates. I'll have to ask him what other stuff they collected - I know there was a lot of gathering particular plants from hedgerows, supposedly for their medicinal value.
 
Interesting, I'll have to ask my granddad whether he had to do that! I think he was sent off somewhere kind of rural during the war, though. Not sure where my grandma was at the time.
 

 
My parents and my older sister all chipped in a bought me an iPad mini for my birthday this year! I'm loving it so far, especially since my computer is pretty persnickety right now. I also got some other pretty great stuff from my dad, and my little sister got me a custom-made compact and necklace from some Etsy shop. :) 
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ozoneocean at 7:53PM, June 8, 2014
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For next week's Quackcast Banes and I are doing a game show!
Well I say next week, but we're ahead of schedule, so the Quackcast next week will actually be on Time travel, but the one we're recording will be a gameshow! Whoopee!
 
It was Kawaii's idea, but the way I'm implementing it is as a comedy thing and a way to promote DD Comics. Should be interesting :D
 
bravo1102 at 7:29AM, June 9, 2014
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And I had my 12 hour do-nothing shift on Sunday and made it through two anime series.  
Arpeggio of Blue Steel which is ship porn featuring personifications of the Japanese fast battleships Kongo, Haruna and Kirishima with heavy cruisers Takao and Maya versus submarine I-401.  Yeah they're all jazzed up with futureistic super technology but in the end are the old 1944 versions of the classic IJN ships with awesome glow graphics.  (And naturally models are available of all of the main ships) 

Hopefully there'll be more seasons with other fleets showing up.  The US fleet of fog had all the US battleship classes represented going back to the first US dreadnaughts but appeared only briefly.
Gunwallace at 12:46PM, June 9, 2014
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ozoneocean wrote:
For next week's Quackcast Banes and I are doing a game show!
Well I say next week, but we're ahead of schedule, so the Quackcast next week will actually be on Time travel, but the one we're recording will be a gameshow! Whoopee!
 
It was Kawaii's idea, but the way I'm implementing it is as a comedy thing and a way to promote DD Comics. Should be interesting :D
Cool. What would be the name and format of this game show? Are people eliminated? Do they meet the love of their life? Do they have to eat live insects? 
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ozoneocean at 8:28PM, June 9, 2014
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@Gunwallace- ALL of the above! It will be called “Bastard Banes' Boggling Brainteasers!”
The winner gets to marry me.
Needless to say, the race to last place will be highly contested.
Banes in promising to give us quiz music. Piano quiz music!If it works out it could be a fun thing to include as a short segment weekly :D
 
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@Bravo- Those ships are awesome! I saw a bit of the first episode a few weeks ago… but it's not dubbed yet so I can watch it while I draw :(
Battleship porn is even better than tanks though. So awesome.
 
At the moment I'm watching the second series of Samurai Girls, because after watching a bunch of more safe and sober anime it's nice to get back into something with crazy amounts of bouncing booby pantyshot fanservice!
The last one I watched before that was Level E, which is like a cooler version of Men In Black with a very light dusting of The Twilight Zone. It's done in a weird way in that the art style is the same as they'd normally use for something super serious and dramatic and the show even starts off like it's going to be serious… and then it sneakily hits you with totally ridiculous, silly stuff out of the blue, all while maintaining the serious facade, never resorting to chibi distortions or emoting.
 
bravo1102 at 6:55AM, June 10, 2014
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@Bravo- Those ships are awesome! I saw a bit of the first episode a few weeks ago… but it's not dubbed yet so I can watch it while I draw :(
Battleship porn is even better than tanks though. So awesome.
At the moment I'm watching the second series of Samurai Girls, 
The last one I watched before that was Level E, 
Thank you and there are my next two downloads for the upcoming workweek.  I also finished off Neptune which had it's share of fanservice, chibli, meta humor and typical magical girl action but some laugh out loud moments which is what I was looking for.  And I always love ithe monotone low-key girl and the near-hentai fetish girl.  And thankfully no harem because there are no male characters except a “trans”  robot.

As for ship porn nothing comes close to Space battleship Yamato 2199.  The reboot is fantastic and gives lots of detailed shots of spaceships all over.  They kept the same designs as the original 1970's series but super-detailed them and made them work.  A lot more is explained and some plot holes are filled from the original series.  Really great.  And there are al kinds of great models too!  I can rebuild the collection I had from the first series.
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I have no shots of ships to show off right now, so I'll show this off instead…

One of my Star Trek Online characters.  A Federation Klingon starship captain enjoying powerboarding on a vacation planet…   :)
bravo1102 at 5:03AM, June 11, 2014
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Scary lonnehart that's close to the opening sequence of my next comic which happens to be a Star Trek tribute.  The script is done but then I said that before and then I went back and did a major rewrite.  We'll see.  Now comes the set building.  Foam board, me and an X-acto blade.  You can build anything.

Went crazy and downloaded four anime series for the upcoming week at work.  I also downloaded some 1960's widescreen war movies that I have only ever seen in pan and scan versions.  Watching some other old favorites in widescreen is like watching the movie for the first time all over again.
ozoneocean at 7:48AM, June 11, 2014
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That Yamatto ship art looks great! Loved Star Blazers back in the day :D
I might have to give that one a look. I'm trying to et through “Queen's Blade”. The fanservice is over the top: in the first episode there's this pink woman with parts of her hair that form hands which cover her nipples. When she goes to attack however they grab onto the boobs, point them, and squeze explosive acidic slimy breastmilk everywhere!
In the end she's beaten by the hero when they grab each other in a bear hug just as she was about to fire her milk… The heroe's armoured boobs get squished up against her's, blocking them from shooting, so that her boobies expand like gigantic balloons and then explode all over the place.
 
I did not make that up.
 
However, the writing is terrible, and sexiness is not very sexy if the right context isn't there; writing sets the context, without that you lose a LOT of the sex apeal.
 
bravo1102 at 8:20AM, June 11, 2014
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ozoneocean wrote:
 I'm trying to et through “Queen's Blade”. The fanservice is over the top: i
However, the writing is terrible, and sexiness is not very sexy if the right context isn't there; writing sets the context, without that you lose a LOT of the sex apeal.
Fanservice and terribe writing are wildly popular.  Just look at the manga here on DD.  Better yet don't look at the manga on DD.  But I shouldn't talk as I can't write anything worth reading.  But I know if the robofemoids crap was a manga I'd have had a few thousand more readers even if it did have a Korean Facebook fanpage.  

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