April 28, 2004

Another real person found rcade's comment chafing again. P.S. to rcade: How come they always find you? "maybe you should get rid of your all knowing attitude and make some friends... old[er] man" (kidding)

posted by jerseygirl to navel gazing at 12:58 PM - 31 comments

People please: Keep your hands and legs in at all times while riding the rcade. thankyou. But seriously folks. ...happened to be in the wrong place when this happened...this could have happened at 2 in the afternoon... But it didn't happen in 2 in the afternoon. rcade's tangent was that its unfortunate that these things happen, and isn't it strange that they happen at these odd hours(?). i think. be gentle...

posted by lilnemo at 01:11 PM on April 28

I think the issue with this is sounding like a parent. Which is neither good nor bad. It is an opinion, which I happen to agree with. Honestly, I could easily see myself reacting badly to rcade's comments several years ago. But experience has taught me the wisdom and truth of such lamenting, though it has yet to teach me to abstain from such activities. Has anyone seen the new Chris Rock stand-up routine, and his spiel about why ATMs are open 24-7 and how drugs sell themselves? I know I'm up to no good when I'm up late, which I assume to be the case for most folks. 'No good' is a relative term, but we all know what it means. I'd include 'carrying a firearm' in the 'no good' category.

posted by garfield at 01:24 PM on April 28

and i think everyone agrees that danger lurks everywhere, all the time, but we all don't sit in our homes in fear. that goes without saying, imho.

posted by garfield at 01:25 PM on April 28

i didn't get the "isn't it strange that they happen at these odd hours" vibe from his comments. it seemed more like, you're inviting trouble if you're at a social gathering at 2am, because only bad things happen at that time.

posted by goddam at 01:27 PM on April 28

Some of my worst moments happened at 3am so I do not see how rcade should get chastised. It isn't like he is disrespecting the girl who was killed.

posted by jasonspaceman at 01:30 PM on April 28

I think SpoFi's google page rank is pretty high (for some unfathomable reason!?), which means people doing vanity searches for themselves often end up here. I was recently emailed by a radio 5 live presenter (who shall remain nameless of course) who thought I'd slagged him off in a particular thread. Needless to say I was misquoted.

posted by BigCalm at 01:44 PM on April 28

Really BigCalm? Can I just take a moment to say that Peter Taylor is a cunt and I hate him?

posted by dng at 01:55 PM on April 28

rcade has been one of my favorite internet celebrities for a long time now, and this just cements his place as my number one heartthrob.

posted by rocketman at 01:57 PM on April 28

yeah, i should add i'm a fan as well. hell, i think up 'arcady' nicknames.

posted by garfield at 02:10 PM on April 28

Really? All I can ever think of is "Arcade", as in For the record, I did see the last Chris Rock special. And liked it (FWIW).

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on April 28

dude, that's gotta go on rcade's profile.

posted by garfield at 03:02 PM on April 28

I could never figure out what Arcade's powers were, but it was easy to see why the X-Men always kicked his ass. Another real person found rcade's comment chafing ... I'm this community's ill-fitting athletic supporter. The last time this happened was fun. The misunderstanding was meaningless and Chris Felty and I exchanged pleasant "I love you man" e-mails afterwards. Here, though, not so much fun. But it ought to vindicate Jeff's decision to be my colonoscope.

posted by rcade at 03:09 PM on April 28

rcade's ginger? That explains a lot. ;-) FWIW, which if I remember correctly is very little, I agree with his 3am spiel, when related to professional sportsmen.

posted by squealy at 03:12 PM on April 28

wait, so arcade is the evil spawn of carrot top and john davidson?

posted by goddam at 03:14 PM on April 28

d'oh, lose the "a"

posted by goddam at 03:19 PM on April 28

I could never figure out what Arcade's powers were I don't have an exact answer for you (a product of the '70s, his powers seem to be derived from an unhappy childhood caused by divorce), but I would say he's a Super Contractor, 'cause how the hell did he get those places built? And with no one noticing. If he got any of that shit approved by a zoning comittee, you can put him up in the Beyonder/ Galactus power category.

posted by yerfatma at 03:23 PM on April 28

Also, while most people know Arcade from the Claremont/ Byrne run on X-Men, I think he made more appearances in Marvel Team-Up, where a complete lack of useful abilities wasn't a problem. It was like an extended Marvel Try-Out: the writer can create any trap he wants and the artist gets to draw it.

posted by yerfatma at 03:25 PM on April 28

most people know Arcade from the Claremont/ Byrne run on X-Men true. but byrne "owns" a lot of of characters that he didn't create in most fans minds. but byrne/claremont did actually create him, and in the same comic as Captain Britain's US debut! (I like this outfit as opposed to the seminal Union Jack unitard. hee hee, tard.) < /geek>

posted by lilnemo at 03:39 PM on April 28

< geek> bye the bye, no super powers. evil genius with a propensity for toying with his prey long enough for it to escape? yes. just another high-paid hitman and disney wannabe. see it all here. < /geek>

posted by lilnemo at 03:45 PM on April 28

I laughed my ass off when I read that. For the record, we still like you rcade, even if you are a crochety old puke. You still can't come to my party, though.

posted by Samsonov14 at 05:35 PM on April 28

Dude, I thought we weren't inviting guys. Stop blabbing.

posted by yerfatma at 05:49 PM on April 28

You still can't come to my party, though. he wouldn't stay out past 11pm anyway. zing!

posted by jerseygirl at 09:42 PM on April 28

This place gets more interesting all the time.

posted by vito90 at 11:17 PM on April 28

Guns don't kill people; three o'clock in the morning kills people.

posted by JJ at 09:06 AM on April 29

Hey rcade, that was a classy response in the original thread.

posted by dusted at 10:55 AM on April 29

I forgot how much Arcade looks like Tucker Carlson.

posted by cobra! at 03:12 PM on April 29

For the historical record, the suggestion I made earlier regarding Iris Dickerson being hot has turned out, in retrospect, to be horrifyingly wrong. Holy mother of Candy Slice! Twizzlers, however, are still good.

posted by rcade at 10:44 AM on May 02

good god.

posted by jerseygirl at 10:53 AM on May 02

That woman needs a tamale or 27.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:33 AM on May 02

im such not a fan of the bushy armpit. yes for womens rights, yes for personal freedom, yadda yadda, long story short: girls, shave your armpits or don't ever ever raise your upper arms, ever.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:01 PM on May 02

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