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(The Hollywood Reporter)   So, it turns out that what people really want to see at the theater is a foul-mouthed Teddy Ruxpin knock-off with the voice of Peter Griffin   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 93
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2012-07-01 10:03:03 AM
Just wait until the sequel...

He's getting a sidekick!

aliceww.com
 
2012-07-01 11:31:50 AM
I was thinking more along the lines of Chuckie, but with Stewie's voice.
 
2012-07-01 11:48:04 AM
Tyler Perry's presents Madea's Latest Affront to Black Culture starring Tyler Perry made $10 million. Makes me want to vomit.
 
2012-07-01 11:50:15 AM
i told my wife i really, really want to see this. she somehow how thought this movie was called "Magic Mike", which is the male stripper story. she told her friends "my husband is dying to see magic mike".

they're like, "uhhh.........errr........is he trying to tell you something?"

epic fial.
 
2012-07-01 11:53:53 AM
Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.
 
2012-07-01 12:00:55 PM

rickythepenguin: i told my wife i really, really want to see this. she somehow how thought this movie was called "Magic Mike", which is the male stripper story. she told her friends "my husband is dying to see magic mike".

they're like, "uhhh.........errr........is he trying to tell you something?"

epic fial.


Epic fial fail!
 
2012-07-01 12:01:17 PM
Submitter: So, it turns out that what people really want to see at the theater is a foul-mouthed Teddy Ruxpin knock-off with the voice of East Coast Brian Peter Griffin

That's the Family Guy voice it's closest to... though it has an east coast accent to it, where Brian does not.
 
2012-07-01 12:01:34 PM
There's nothing else out there worth seeing. I'm surprised the Avengers is still in the theaters. It's been out almost two months.
 
2012-07-01 12:03:42 PM

LesserEvil: Submitter: So, it turns out that what people really want to see at the theater is a foul-mouthed Teddy Ruxpin knock-off with the voice of East Coast Brian Peter Griffin

That's the Family Guy voice it's closest to... though it has an east coast accent to it, where Brian does not.


Ted's voice always sounded like an exact mashup of Peter and Brian. Which makes since, since it's Seth McFarlane after all.
 
2012-07-01 12:05:19 PM

skinink: There's nothing else out there worth seeing. I'm surprised the Avengers is still in the theaters. It's been out almost two months.


Took my dad to see Avengers yesterday, I was surprised how full the theater was for a 2 month old movie. We actually had to look for seats next to each other.
 
2012-07-01 12:05:25 PM
Saw it last night with my lady friend. Definitely brought the lols. Was actually expecting it to be more raunchy and there were a few parts I felt genuinely emotionally invested in a talking teddy bear.
 
2012-07-01 12:05:55 PM

NeverDrunk23: Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.


I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.

Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.
 
2012-07-01 12:15:26 PM

El Freak: I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.



Some people don't want to be cooped up in their houses all day, so they want somewhere to go. Since the theaters are nice and cool, a movie is a good summertime activity when it's particularly hot. That's why the AC matters.
 
2012-07-01 12:16:33 PM

El Freak: NeverDrunk23: Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.

I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.

Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.


Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.
 
2012-07-01 12:25:18 PM
My wife still has her old Teddy Ruxpin. It's in a wooden chest and she wants to give it to our future child.

"Honey, it plays cassettes."
 
2012-07-01 12:28:12 PM
These are Friday numbers, where's the weekend numbers?

/Seeing Ted today
//Madea bombing? Good.
 
2012-07-01 12:36:47 PM
Yeah, this movie actually looks kind of interesting.

Not enough to get me into a theater, but when it hits DVD, it might be worth a buy.
 
2012-07-01 12:42:32 PM
No, it is a must see. It is hilarious! Please, every one that loves family guy should see it. And everyone that just wants to laugh. I laughed so much yesterday when I saw it. I am so glad it is making a lot of money. It is good that GI joe was moved to next year. If it came out on Friday like it was supposed to and Ted came out on July 13th then it might not have done as well.
 
2012-07-01 12:42:43 PM
Saw Ted on a midnight showing on Friday morning...good flick....
 
2012-07-01 12:50:55 PM
I was disappointed, the lols weren't as guffaw worthy as hoped.

The trailer bits were the funniest parts of the film

Flash Gordon was a nice touch, but Snora Jones was not.
 
2012-07-01 12:58:37 PM
I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?
 
2012-07-01 01:00:44 PM

darkedgefan: No, it is a must see. It is hilarious! Please, every one that loves family guy should see it. And everyone that just wants to laugh. I laughed so much yesterday when I saw it. I am so glad it is making a lot of money. It is good that GI joe was moved to next year. If it came out on Friday like it was supposed to and Ted came out on July 13th then it might not have done as well.


Zoolander was a pretty good movie, and I was surprised that it did poorly in the theaters. Then I found out its release date. 9/12/2001.
 
2012-07-01 01:06:33 PM

verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?


To paraphrase something someone said on Fark about Newt Gingrich, Prometheus is a dumb person's idea of what a smart scifi movie looks like.
 
2012-07-01 01:08:01 PM

HMS_Blinkin: LesserEvil: Submitter: So, it turns out that what people really want to see at the theater is a foul-mouthed Teddy Ruxpin knock-off with the voice of East Coast Brian Peter Griffin

That's the Family Guy voice it's closest to... though it has an east coast accent to it, where Brian does not.

Ted's voice always sounded like an exact mashup of Peter and Brian. Which makes since, since it's Seth McFarlane after all.


since since!
 
2012-07-01 01:08:22 PM

DeaH: El Freak: NeverDrunk23: Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.

I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.

Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.


Seconded on the DP&L hate! We were mercifully spared this go around, but they have terrible turnaround time on responding to outages. Stay strong Miami Valley brother
 
2012-07-01 01:12:57 PM

rickythepenguin: i told my wife i really, really want to see this. she somehow how thought this movie was called "Magic Mike", which is the male stripper story. she told her friends "my husband is dying to see magic mike".

they're like, "uhhh.........errr........is he trying to tell you something?"

epic fial.


Magic Mike is a pretty good movie.

/I went expecting it to be a Soderbergh movie, which it was
//did not need to see the Matthew Mcconaughy in a thong
 
2012-07-01 01:13:22 PM

El Freak:
Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.


For someone that claims you are "usually not one to criticize someone else's taste in comedy" you sure seem to like to do it a lot when it comes to Seth McFarlane. And by recycling the same pathetic attempt at an insult no less.

For the record, it's ok to admit you simply don't have the mental capacity to understand the vast majority of Seth McFarlanes jokes. You don't have to come across as a sad little man with some sort of misguided hatred towards him, which obviously is born out of a deep seeded jealousy.
 
2012-07-01 01:22:17 PM
vygramul: Zoolander was a pretty good movie, and I was surprised that it did poorly in the theaters. Then I found out its release date. 9/12/2001.

Don't believe that to be true. According to IMDB and other sources it was released on 9/28. Also, 9/12 was a Wednesday which does not generally have a lot of movies released.
 
2012-07-01 01:22:55 PM

DeaH: El Freak: NeverDrunk23: Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.

I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.

Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.


Damn, July 4th? You should count yourself lucky AEP is saying central Ohio will be down until July 7th at the earliest, more storms and it could be later...
 
2012-07-01 01:26:49 PM

verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?


Spoilers.
God, what a great abortion scene. I you heard me in the theater you'd think it was the roll out comedy of the decade. I had tears coming out.
 
2012-07-01 01:37:03 PM

ODDwhun: skinink: There's nothing else out there worth seeing. I'm surprised the Avengers is still in the theaters. It's been out almost two months.

Took my dad to see Avengers yesterday, I was surprised how full the theater was for a 2 month old movie. We actually had to look for seats next to each other.


I tried to finally see avengers last night and it was sold out. Granted, it is over 100 degrees here so movies are a good place to go.
 
2012-07-01 01:51:02 PM
My wife just left to go see this movie with her best friend for the best friend's birthday. When she told me where she was going, my response was "I'm sorry."
 
2012-07-01 01:55:59 PM

terminalx: DeaH: El Freak: NeverDrunk23: Its also hot throughout half the country and heat usually gets butts into movie theaters.

I never got this. I, like most Americans, have air conditioning. If it's that hot and the air conditioning works I'm not going to leave said air conditioning to go somewhere else unless I absolutely have to or there's something that I really really want to go do. Seeing a random shiatty movie ain't on the list.

Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.

Damn, July 4th? You should count yourself lucky AEP is saying central Ohio will be down until July 7th at the earliest, more storms and it could be later...


The more storms really worries me. More are expected today. I couldn't get any kind of estimate from DP&L short of it will be less than the 3+ weeks from when Hurricane Ike hit Ohio to not any time before July 4. I hate DP&L. Seriously, hate them. But your AEP sounds like no picnic. I just looked them up, and they still have almost half-a-million without power.

Hate, hate, HATE DP&L! (I assume you feel even more so toward AEP, and I hope you at least have water!)
 
2012-07-01 01:56:51 PM
Ted totally rocked. Funny as hell. And, the plot is actually decent....and has one of the better fight scenes I have seen in awhile. And hooker shiat on the floor
 
2012-07-01 02:12:19 PM
Look for a steep drop off in ticket sales this week.
 
2012-07-01 02:13:56 PM
o.aolcdn.com
/approves
 
2012-07-01 02:42:34 PM

TonyDanza: For the record, it's ok to admit you simply don't have the mental capacity to understand the vast majority of Seth McFarlanes jokes.


Yes, it sure takes a lot of education and mental acuity to understand fart, poop, rape, and retard jokes, not to mention 80s pop culture references. And from the times I've tried to watch it, they're the SAME fart, poop, rape and retard jokes. Family Guy is some of the laziest, most poorly written shiat out there. But as long as Seth keeps shiatting 'em out the manchildren will keep lapping it up and praising it as "edgy", when it's some of the most tired and predictable shiat out there.
 
2012-07-01 02:54:10 PM
www.mazda-speed.com
 
2012-07-01 02:56:05 PM
I love that "manchildren" has become the go-to insult for when people have nothing to say, but desperately need a way to feel smugly superior to someone else.
 
2012-07-01 03:18:11 PM
Shorter El Freak: People should stop liking things I don't like! Humor is not subjective!
 
2012-07-01 03:24:17 PM
Family Guy: Everyman Loser with Hot Female spouse hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

American Dad: Everyman Loser with Hot Female spouse hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

Ted: Everyman Loser with Hot Female girlfriend hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

Yeah. I'm not surprised.

Family Guy is funny (sometimes) but McFarlane has, like, ONE premise he pounds into the ground.

Also: Futurama is just Red Dwarf turned into an animated show. (Slovenly, dim loser is cryo-frozen, wakes in the far future where his companions are an artificial man (hologram/robot) named (Rimmer/Bender), a wacky, out-of-touch anthropomorphized animal-man (Cat/Zoidberg) and a sassy woman warrior/everywoman (Kochanski/Leela). A series of strange events aboard their spaceship propels the group through time, into other dimensions, and across the universe, while the slovenly, dim loser discovers how different the future is from the time he left behind while comically coping with the fact that everyone he knew is dead.)
 
2012-07-01 03:27:05 PM
So is the movie as much a liberal turdfest as the last season of Family Guy?
Either way I refuse to see it.
 
2012-07-01 03:29:28 PM
I didn't bother to read any comments, so this may have been said.

The movie wasn't bad, but I thought the subtle moments of comedy were a lot funnier than what the theater was laughing at. I think its because about 5 minutes in I realized that this movie is a live action family guy episode. Seth writes it the exact same way, cut outs and all (cut outs = fantasies). So you could tell what was coming next, which made it unfunny where the jokes were inserted. Im pretty sure most, if not all, of the voice actors had roles in the movie.

Also, I hate Marky Mark.
 
2012-07-01 03:32:54 PM

DeaH:

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.


Why not have a big tank in the attic that can hold a weeks worth of water? Gravity will still work if your electricity goes out?
 
2012-07-01 03:37:55 PM

ZeroCorpse:
Also: Futurama is just Red Dwarf turned into an animated show. (Slovenly, dim loser is cryo-frozen, wakes in the far future where his companions are an artificial man (hologram/robot) named (Rimmer/Bender), a wacky, out-of-touch anthropomorphized animal-man (Cat/Zoidberg) and a sassy woman warrior/everywoman (Kochanski/Leela). A series of strange events aboard their spaceship propels the group through time, into other dimensions, and across the universe, while the slovenly, dim loser discovers how different the future is from the time he left behind while comically coping with the fact that everyone he knew is dead.)


8-| Lister/Frye even both give birth to themselves...... mind officially blown.
 
2012-07-01 04:03:35 PM

Flint Ironstag: DeaH:

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.

Why not have a big tank in the attic that can hold a weeks worth of water? Gravity will still work if your electricity goes out?


No attic, just a crawl space. There is also the issue of freezing. I know that's not an issue now, but it was when our power was knocked out for nearly two weeks during and ice storm. I like this thinking, though. I will admit that I was hoping some farkers might have some good ideas. This is getting to be monotonously frequent.
 
2012-07-01 04:17:02 PM

ZeroCorpse: Family Guy: Everyman Loser with Hot Female spouse hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

American Dad: Everyman Loser with Hot Female spouse hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

Ted: Everyman Loser with Hot Female girlfriend hangs out with his non-human but anthropomorphic best friend, who frequently causes problems with Everyman Loser's relationship with Hot Female by saying inappropriate or wildly surprising things.

Yeah. I'm not surprised.



In Family Guy Brian isn't the one who causes problems with Peter and Lois's relationship, Peter is, Brian is most often part of the solution.

Rodger does cause problems but usually not with Stan and Francine unless hes screwing up a plan Stan started.

Yes Ted is very derivative of past McFarlane work. If you don't like his TV shows you probably won't like the movie. He is pretty much Peters sense of humor with Brians intellect and Rodgers party habits stuffed in a teddy bear. Me? I'm not an uptight asshole so I found it pretty funny, then again I'm pretty much Seth's target audience. Same age so his 80's culture references strike the same note for me that they do for him. Fun movie, not oscar material or anything but amusing.
 
2012-07-01 04:37:04 PM

DeaH: Flint Ironstag: DeaH:

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.

Why not have a big tank in the attic that can hold a weeks worth of water? Gravity will still work if your electricity goes out?

No attic, just a crawl space. There is also the issue of freezing. I know that's not an issue now, but it was when our power was knocked out for nearly two weeks during and ice storm. I like this thinking, though. I will admit that I was hoping some farkers might have some good ideas. This is getting to be monotonously frequent.


Before Irene hit Virginia I picked up a 5500W (8500W peak) Briggs and Stratton generator for $850. We have a 2.5 horsepower well pump and the generator handles it just fine. I'm currently running a fridge, the well pump, a floor freezer, the TV, my laptop, and a portable air conditioner. It uses about 5 gallons of gas every 11 hours.

If I were you I'd shop around for a generator after the outage calms down. You can probably find a pretty good deal on one. Even if you don't have someone wire a gate switch into your breaker panel, a good electrician can wire up a plug for your well pump so you can just run an extension cord to it the next time the power goes out. The trick with well pumps is that they require a lot of power to start, so you need to find a generator with a high peak wattage. Even if the running wattage is low, the high peak will let the pump start. Our old generator, which was 5500W but only 6500W peak, couldn't start the well pump if anything else was running. The new one handles it.

Honestly, if I didn't have the generator I'd probably be standing outside Dominion's offices in Richmond with a megaphone yelling at them all day.
 
2012-07-01 04:56:08 PM
In this thread:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-01 05:21:23 PM
30 seconds of "laugh so hard it hurts" funny followed by 10-15 minutes of meh. Repeat 6 times.
 
2012-07-01 05:35:38 PM

FirstNationalBastard: Just wait until the sequel...

He's getting a sidekick!

[aliceww.com image 450x423]


Say that one more time.
 
2012-07-01 05:40:03 PM

4NSpy: In this thread:


Ayup.
the thunder buddies clip made me laugh. I admit I enjoy simple comedy. Not everything has to be a big production.
 
2012-07-01 05:57:31 PM

verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?


Still curious to see it...

Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Friday. I liked the book, sadly, it was about as faithful an adaptation as Starship Troopers turned out to be...
 
2012-07-01 06:15:07 PM

RatMaster999: verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?

Still curious to see it...

Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Friday. I liked the book, sadly, it was about as faithful an adaptation as Starship Troopers turned out to be...


I wasn't going to touch that one. I'm burned out on the whole vampire thing, and the trailer sent a big, blinking message saying, "Don't watch this, it's stupid," to me.
 
2012-07-01 06:57:16 PM
It's basically just "Live Action Family Guy"...which is fine, I enjoyed. It brought enough laughs where I got my cash worth.
 
2012-07-01 07:16:45 PM
Got a chance to see both Brave and Moonrise Kingdom this weekend. Brave was pretty good, but Moonrise Kingdom was phenomenal.
 
2012-07-01 07:21:04 PM
Got off Ted, I'm surprised it was good. Granted, it's almost disguised as a episode of Family Guy but it was a lot better than I thought. Not the best comedy but considering the movies that came out so far this year, this and Project X were the only comedies I laugh at. Avengers too but I don't think that counts.
 
2012-07-01 07:56:20 PM
Also, Seth McFarlane sucks and his stuff is usually enjoyed by people with an IQ of potato.

i would like to subscribe to your newsletter good sir
 
2012-07-01 08:16:24 PM

Unemployedingreenland: 30 seconds of "laugh so hard it hurts" funny followed by 10-15 minutes of meh. Repeat 6 times.


That's Seth MacFarlane in a nutshell. 1 hilarious joke, 8 meh jokes, 1 joke that any unfunny blithering idiot would come up with.
 
2012-07-01 08:18:28 PM

RatMaster999: verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?

Still curious to see it...

Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Friday. I liked the book, sadly, it was about as faithful an adaptation as Starship Troopers turned out to be...


faithful adaptation aside was the movie enjoyable? Cause after getting over the failed adaptation aspect I came to love Starship Troopers
 
2012-07-01 08:38:38 PM

browntimmy: Unemployedingreenland: 30 seconds of "laugh so hard it hurts" funny followed by 10-15 minutes of meh. Repeat 6 times.

That's Seth MacFarlane in a nutshell. 1 hilarious joke, 8 meh jokes, 1 joke that any unfunny blithering idiot would come up with.


I saw it in a packed theater, and that description does sum it but that makes the movie worth it in my opinion. I noticed I was the only one in the theater laughing at certain jokes but I wasn't laughing at the dumberer jokes. So pretty broad range of comedy which is good for a summer flick.
 
2012-07-01 10:15:46 PM

Go Fast Turn Left: It's basically just "Live Action Family Guy"...which is fine, I enjoyed. It brought enough laughs where I got my cash worth.


Pretty much. It delivered exactly what it promised. I get the feeling that if Family Guy had stayed cancelled, Farkers would be sucking off McFarlane the same way they do with Joss Whedon.
 
2012-07-01 10:17:14 PM

twiztedjustin: So is the movie as much a liberal turdfest as the last season of Family Guy?
Either way I refuse to see it.


Point out a conservative-based movie, TV show or comedy act that is funny and I'm all ears.
 
2012-07-01 10:18:09 PM
I used to get a laugh from replacing the teddy ruxpin tapes with a foul mouth stand up comedian's.

/or some nice deathmetal
 
2012-07-01 10:18:24 PM

Lsherm: DeaH: Flint Ironstag: DeaH:

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.

Why not have a big tank in the attic that can hold a weeks worth of water? Gravity will still work if your electricity goes out?

No attic, just a crawl space. There is also the issue of freezing. I know that's not an issue now, but it was when our power was knocked out for nearly two weeks during and ice storm. I like this thinking, though. I will admit that I was hoping some farkers might have some good ideas. This is getting to be monotonously frequent.

Before Irene hit Virginia I picked up a 5500W (8500W peak) Briggs and Stratton generator for $850. We have a 2.5 horsepower well pump and the generator handles it just fine. I'm currently running a fridge, the well pump, a floor freezer, the TV, my laptop, and a portable air conditioner. It uses about 5 gallons of gas every 11 hours.

If I were you I'd shop around for a generator after the outage calms down. You can probably find a pretty good deal on one. Even if you don't have someone wire a gate switch into your breaker panel, a good electrician can wire up a plug for your well pump so you can just run an extension cord to it the next time the power goes out. The trick with well pumps ...


Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted. Where did you find a working generator for that price? I had trouble finding anything much shy of $10K that was capable of handling a well-pump. Frankly if we could keep the refrigerator and the well going, we could handle pretty much anything.
 
2012-07-01 10:23:27 PM

stoli n coke: Go Fast Turn Left: It's basically just "Live Action Family Guy"...which is fine, I enjoyed. It brought enough laughs where I got my cash worth.

Pretty much. It delivered exactly what it promised. I get the feeling that if Family Guy had stayed cancelled, Farkers would be sucking off McFarlane the same way they do with Joss Whedon.


I think the biggest problem the hardcore fanboys had with the resurrected Family Guy was that the episodes were new, and they hadn't seen them each 50 times and couldn't quote them from memory.

I agree that the show did change, and that first run of new episodes was the crew finding their footing again. But once they were past that, the show is still as funny as it ever was.
 
2012-07-01 10:47:01 PM
I'm not a huge fan of Seth McFarlane (Watch American dad sometimes when I'm baked, farking despise family guy which is just robot chicken now with less honesty about it's premise), but I decided to see this because I typically really dig Mark Whalberg in comedies, and he's actually been pretty good at picking decent ones.

It's farking hilarious, honestly. Not like gut-busting most of the time, but the amount of jokes thrown out makes up for it. Marky Mark plays a dumb straightman well, and the special effects are actually done well enough that it was only occasionally I was completely reminded that the farkin bear is CGI.

It was worth the $13 to see in theatres.

Also, just realized I passed my ten year anniversary on Fark. A farkin decade... christ lord...
 
2012-07-01 10:54:13 PM

RatMaster999: verbaltoxin: I went and saw Prometheus instead, and got my own kind of laughs from it. How can you not among squid babies, vagina worms and characters who are blithering idiots?

Still curious to see it...

Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Friday. I liked the book, sadly, it was about as faithful an adaptation as Starship Troopers turned out to be...


Seth Grahamme-Smith wrote the screen play so, it cant be that far off from what he invisioned could transfer from page to screen.
 
2012-07-01 10:58:00 PM

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: Saw Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on Friday. I liked the book, sadly, it was about as faithful an adaptation as Starship Troopers turned out to be...

Seth Grahamme-Smith wrote the screen play so, it cant be that far off from what he invisioned could transfer from page to screen.


They're called studio executives. They have creative control without having any creativity or talent.
 
2012-07-01 11:17:47 PM

Unemployedingreenland: 30 seconds of "laugh so hard it hurts" funny followed by 10-15 minutes of meh. Repeat 6 times.


Seriously, that's your gripe? You want to be laughing so hard it hurts for 90 minutes straight? Or laughing so hard and so often, you miss half the jokes? It's called pacing and even stand-up comics (the good ones anyway) do the same thing. I thought the comedic parts of the movie were really well paced. I was chuckling pretty much every 30 seconds and laughing my ass off every couple of minutes.
 
2012-07-01 11:24:42 PM

Aeonic_Blue:

Also, just realized I passed my ten year anniversary on Fark. A farkin decade... christ lord...


I hit my ten year mark in March. I know how you feel. Where's ten years gone?
 
2012-07-01 11:31:28 PM
Like people said, it's similar to what Family Guy is but why are you surprised? It was pretty funny, and (thankfully) there wasn't any political message shoved in there so I'd recommend it.

As for the criticism that Ted sounds like Peter Griffin: first of all, so what? Puddy sounds like Joe who sounds like the live action Tick who sounds like the guy he plays in this movie. It happens. Second of all... the movie flat out acknowledges the similarity, so it's not like they were denying it or anything.

/The people who criticize how unoriginal McFarlane's comedy is always make the same tired jokes.
 
2012-07-01 11:36:02 PM

NKURyan: Like people said, it's similar to what Family Guy is but why are you surprised? It was pretty funny, and (thankfully) there wasn't any political message shoved in there so I'd recommend it.

As for the criticism that Ted sounds like Peter Griffin: first of all, so what? Puddy sounds like Joe who sounds like the live action Tick who sounds like the guy he plays in this movie. It happens. Second of all... the movie flat out acknowledges the similarity, so it's not like they were denying it or anything.

/The people who criticize how unoriginal McFarlane's comedy is always make the same tired jokes.


...usually by quoting another tired animation show that should have been put out of its misery sometime in 2002.
 
2012-07-01 11:43:32 PM
Well, all the people who have said Seth McFarlane sucks have convinced me. I will never watch another Family Guy episode again based solely on the criticism of a bunch of strangers on the internet who think they're better than me. Now I must go hang my head for having laughed at Ted.
 
2012-07-01 11:44:58 PM

FedExPope: Unemployedingreenland: 30 seconds of "laugh so hard it hurts" funny followed by 10-15 minutes of meh. Repeat 6 times.

Seriously, that's your gripe? You want to be laughing so hard it hurts for 90 minutes straight? Or laughing so hard and so often, you miss half the jokes? It's called pacing and even stand-up comics (the good ones anyway) do the same thing. I thought the comedic parts of the movie were really well paced. I was chuckling pretty much every 30 seconds and laughing my ass off every couple of minutes.


With Family Guy, I got tired of sitting through all the mediocre jokes to get to the one or two good ones per episode. That whole "throw a bunch of shiat at the wall and see what sticks" kind of comedy is shallow. Hell, even Jay Leno manages one or two passable jokes per monologue.
 
2012-07-02 01:06:32 AM

DeaH: Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted. Where did you find a working generator for that price? I had trouble finding anything much shy of $10K that was capable of handling a well-pump. Frankly if we could keep the refrigerator and the well going, we could handle pretty much anything.


It sounds to me like people are selling you a load of bullshiat about well pumps. You'll need to provide enough power for them, but almost all of them can run off a cheap portable generator. You just need to wire the connection correctly. Read on for an explanation.

Believe it or not, I got the generator at Home Depot. Here's a link to a comparable generator (newer,Chinese model of the one I have):

Briggs and Stratton portable generator - $899

Unless you're rocking a 10 horsepower well pump (and you shouldn't be, most are 1-3 HP), that will do the job more than fine. Our well is 262 feet deep and the generator I have is about as powerful as that one at peak. It's cheap because it's not meant to run on a construction site every day for a year, but after Irene ours ran for 13 days straight. We changed the oil every day and gave it a two hour break to make sure it wouldn't burn out, but it's running right now and it's been on since Friday night.

Everything with a generator is a numbers game. Watts = Amps * Volts, so look at each device you'd like to power with your generator. If it doesn't have a Watt rating, multiply the Amps times Volts. For example, my TV is 120V, 1.2 A, so it requires 140 Watts to power. My fridge needs 600 Watts to run, but 900 to start. Since well pumps are usually rated by horsepower, 1 HP = 746 Watts. So my well pump takes 1865 Watts to run. However, it take a little more to start it, probably around 2500 Watts. That's where that "peak" rating comes in handy, because the generator can provide that extra boost of power for the second or two it takes to start up the pump without breaking the circuit.

The second number you have to care about is the Amp rating. Even if your generator can handle the power load, most portables tap out at 30 Amps, so you can overload the circuit breaker on the generator if something draws too much. My electrician tested our setup repeatedly with the well pump, fridge, and freezer running all at the same time because he didn't want it to crap out if they pulled too much all at once.

Once you get the generator, find a local electrician. He can do two one of two things:

1) He can rewire your breaker box so the things you care about - the refrigerator, the well pump, the TV - are all on the same circuit. Then he'll install what's called a gate-switch, which disconnects that new circuit from the electrical line coming from the street and connects it to a plug he'll make for your generator. Depending on your electrician, that can cost anywhere from $800-$2000, but you might be able to get it cheaper depending on your area. The advantage to this approach is that you run a single large cord to your house and it can plug into the 240V/30 Amp jack on the generator which is capable of providing the high power the well pump draws.

2) He can splice in a plug for your well pump so you can run an extension cord from the generator when the power goes out. While this will be cheaper, most electricians might not do it because if you don't use a heavy, heavy duty extension cord, the risk of fire from a hot wire is pretty high. Well pumps draw a lot of power and using a poorly rated cord can melt it.

Take a look at your well pump and see if it's 240V or 120V. If it's 240V, then you'll need the electrician to make you a special extension cord to run to it because it has to plug into the 240V outlet on the generator, or you'll have to choose option #1 and have him wire a special panel for your important electronics. I went the option #1 route, and I have to admit it is pretty damn handy in the middle of a thunderstorm to only have to plug in one cable and fire up the generator to get power back. In 2006 the electrical work cost me $1100, and I thought that was high. The same electrician was begging me for work last year, so since the market has tanked I expect home electrician prices probably have as well.

I'm on my second generator since 2006, but since I paid for the wiring right after I moved in (we lost power for 11 days) - I'm only out $1300 total for generators. The first one was a POS from Wal-Mart. The second is an older version of that Briggs and Stratton I linked to, and it's been great. Don't listen to the salesmen who tell you that you need a 20,000W (2kW) generator to power your house - you can make do with anything from 5000W or higher. It just depends on what you plan to plug into it.

On a side note: I can't power the portable air conditioner, fridge, freezer, well pump, and various lights all at the same time, so if we need to flush the toilet we have to shut off the air conditioner while the pump spins up. It's a minor inconvenience, but hardly a deal breaker. If I had a more powerful generator, it wouldn't be an issue. Still, at 5500W I've got water, refrigerator, TV, internet, and portable air conditioner. Not bad for $850.

I doubt you'll be able to find a cheap generator now, but in a few weeks I'd start looking around. Look at Service Magic or Angie's List to find an electrician, describe what you want, and you'll probably be surprised how cheaply you can get yourself up and running the next time a storm comes around. You won't get all the bells and whistles that a whole home generator provides, like auto-start when the power goes out, but it's tons cheaper if you are willing to do some work. If you already have the generator the electrician will be able to test everything with you, so he can tell you what you should or should not turn on when the power goes out.

Also, once you get the generator, buy five to ten 5 gallon gas cans, fill them up, and leave them somewhere safe. Finding gas during a widespread outage can really be a pain in the ass, and you don't want to be driving around looking for gas during the storm. You can buy fuel stabilizer to let the gas sit for a long time, although our power goes out all the time so I've never really had to use it.
 
2012-07-02 01:14:01 AM

Lsherm: Then he'll install what's called a gate-switch


Sorry, these are called transfer switches. Brain fart on my part, too much computer work.
 
2012-07-02 10:13:06 AM
Back in the 80s, Michael Mann directed a film called Manhunter, which was the first film adaptation of the novel Red Dragon. William Petersen played Wil Graham, a forensic investigator for the FBI who was semi-retired because his investigations would get too deeply ingrained in his head, and he found himself thinking like the killers he chased.

Coincidentally, William Petersen had the same problem with his character after the film wrapped. He did a stage production next, and freaked out a bit because he kept slipping into the Wil Graham character. His solution was to shave and dye his hair blonde so he "would see someone else in the mirror."

Long story short, I think Seth McFarlane has been the Family Guy characters so long that they creep into everything else he does.
 
2012-07-02 10:42:04 AM
Saw Ted Friday....thought it was okay...not gut busting, but I did laugh pretty regularly throughout...

But the one big plus it had was the fact that Mila Kunis is just GOT-DAMNED HOT!! Never see her in any revealing clothes, she never tries really to come off as sexy, but good lawd does she....
 
2012-07-02 11:12:53 AM

Orgasmatron138: Long story short, I think Seth McFarlane has been the Family Guy characters so long that they creep into everything else he does.


Or he's just a one trick pony. That's fairly common in Hollywood.
 
2012-07-02 12:40:30 PM

Mugato: Orgasmatron138: Long story short, I think Seth McFarlane has been the Family Guy characters so long that they creep into everything else he does.

Or he's just a one trick pony. That's fairly common in Hollywood.


not everyone can be mel blanc

with all the different voices seth does (peter, brian, stewie, stan smith, and others), no matter how different from each other they are, you STILL hear seth. there's no mistaking him.

at least he's not h jon benjamin. yes that guy has done and still does voices for a lot of funny characters, but talk about 1 trick pony...he has the exact same voice for EVERY character.

same with the cartoon voices patrick warburton does/has done. the tick and joe swanson sound alike for the most part...he does give joe a bit of a higher inflection than most other characters he's done though

/squeak squeakady squeak
 
2012-07-02 02:23:55 PM

bungle_jr: not everyone can be mel blanc Mark Hamill


Just an updating.
 
2012-07-02 02:59:52 PM

bungle_jr: with all the different voices seth does (peter, brian, stewie, stan smith, and others), no matter how different from each other they are, you STILL hear seth. there's no mistaking him.


If you didn't know it and you heard stan smith and stewie for the first time, you'd have no clue they were the same voice. That isn't me saying he does great voices, it's just me admitting that the two sound different enough I wouldn't know they were the same just by hearing them - a feat nearly anyone can accomplish if they want to (provided they are willing to have one of the voices sound like crap - mean, go to a pay phone and prank call a few people and see if they know its you). You've just heard that voice so often that you know exactly what to look and listen for when you want hear them as the same person, that's all.

As for Archer and The Tick, those voices are awesome, and the voice actors are hired to do that one exact voice.

/I had something else for this..
 
2012-07-02 07:10:08 PM

Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted...


Came for a discussion on Ted. Leaving with a lot of good info on buying a gennie.

Go figure.
 
2012-07-02 10:42:17 PM
Boy this reminds me of that time I went ice fishing with Benjamin Disraeli.
 
2012-07-03 12:36:53 AM

therecksays: Boy this reminds me of that time I went ice fishing with Benjamin Disraeli.


www.planet-familyguy.com

You don't even know who I am.
 
2012-07-03 10:03:07 AM

Flint Ironstag: DeaH:

Horrible storms on Friday led to massive power failures for a sizable chunk of the midwest and northeast. I still do not have power. Since my house is on a well, that also means no water. No water, no showers, no toilet. We're spending a lot of time out of the house and showering at the Y. Movies are on our list, as is just about any place with free wifi and that lets us recharge our devices.

Power company said we still may not have power by the the 4th of July. I hate DP&L. Yes, hate them.

/In the last four years we have been without power for more than a month-and a half.
//Yes, I know about generators, but it is hard to find one strong enough to run a well pump that doesn't cost the moon.
///No electricity is inconvenient but very doable. No water sucks more than you can possibly imagine.

Why not have a big tank in the attic that can hold a weeks worth of water? Gravity will still work if your electricity goes out?


Call a contractor and ask him for a quote to do just that. When he starts telling you about installing all the structural steel required to hold that much water, you'll have your answer.
 
2012-07-03 09:03:39 PM

Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted. Where did you find a working generator for that price? I had trouble finding anything much shy of $10K that was capable of handling a well-pump. Frankly if we could keep the refrigerator and the well going, we could handle pretty much anything.

It sounds to me like people are selling you a load of bullshiat about well pumps. You'll need to provide enough power for them, but almost all of them can run off a cheap portable generator. You just need to wire the connection correctly. Read on for an explanation.

Believe it or not, I got the generator at Home Depot. Here's a link to a comparable generator (newer,Chinese model of the one I have):

Briggs and Stratton portable generator - $899

Unless you're rocking a 10 horsepower well pump (and you shouldn't be, most are 1-3 HP), that will do the job more than fine. Our well is 262 feet deep and the generator I have is about as powerful as that one at peak. It's cheap because it's not meant to run on a construction site every day for a year, but after Irene ours ran for 13 days straight. We changed the oil every day and gave it a two hour break to make sure it wouldn't burn out, but it's running right now and it's been on since Friday night.

Everything with a generator is a numbers game. Watts = Amps * Volts, so look at each device you'd like to power with your generator. If it doesn't have a Watt rating, multiply the Amps times Volts. For example, my TV is 120V, 1.2 A, so it requires 140 Watts to power. My fridge needs 600 Watts to run, but 900 to start. Since well pumps are usually rated by horsepower, 1 HP = 746 Watts. So my well pump takes 1865 Watts to run. However, it take a little more to start it, probably around 2500 Watts. That's where that "peak" rating comes in handy, because the generator can provide that extra boost of power for the second or two it takes to start up the pump without breaking the circuit.

The second number you have to ...


Thank you. Seriously. Thank you. If I could get you a beer (or glass of wine or whisky), I would. Since I cannot do that. I will have to settle for giving you a month of Total Fark. I've never had Total Fark; I hope you will like it.
 
2012-07-03 09:24:54 PM

DeaH: Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted. Where did you find a working generator for that price? I had trouble finding anything much shy of $10K that was capable of handling a well-pump. Frankly if we could keep the refrigerator and the well going, we could handle pretty much anything.

It sounds to me like people are selling you a load of bullshiat about well pumps. You'll need to provide enough power for them, but almost all of them can run off a cheap portable generator. You just need to wire the connection correctly. Read on for an explanation.

Believe it or not, I got the generator at Home Depot. Here's a link to a comparable generator (newer,Chinese model of the one I have):

Briggs and Stratton portable generator - $899

Unless you're rocking a 10 horsepower well pump (and you shouldn't be, most are 1-3 HP), that will do the job more than fine. Our well is 262 feet deep and the generator I have is about as powerful as that one at peak. It's cheap because it's not meant to run on a construction site every day for a year, but after Irene ours ran for 13 days straight. We changed the oil every day and gave it a two hour break to make sure it wouldn't burn out, but it's running right now and it's been on since Friday night.

Everything with a generator is a numbers game. Watts = Amps * Volts, so look at each device you'd like to power with your generator. If it doesn't have a Watt rating, multiply the Amps times Volts. For example, my TV is 120V, 1.2 A, so it requires 140 Watts to power. My fridge needs 600 Watts to run, but 900 to start. Since well pumps are usually rated by horsepower, 1 HP = 746 Watts. So my well pump takes 1865 Watts to run. However, it take a little more to start it, probably around 2500 Watts. That's where that "peak" rating comes in handy, because the generator can provide that extra boost of power for the second or two it takes to start up the pump without breaking the circuit.

The second number you ...


Thank you! It took me forever to find the thread you and I were in after I got the notification - I had honestly forgotten about it. Heat makes you stupid :)

TF makes you more stupider ;)
 
2012-07-03 09:25:38 PM

John Buck 41: Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. I have copied out the specs you posted...

Came for a discussion on Ted. Leaving with a lot of good info on buying a gennie.

Go figure.


Behold! The magic of Fark!
 
2012-07-03 09:41:24 PM

DeaH: Thank you. Seriously. Thank you. If I could get you a beer (or glass of wine or whisky), I would. Since I cannot do that. I will have to settle for giving you a month of Total Fark. I've never had Total Fark; I hope you will like it.


Final note - if you have an electrician wire a circuit for the house for the important stuff so you have one big cable going from the generator to the house, you can still plug in smaller wattage devices into the 120V plugs on the generator. My laptop and phone are currently being charged by an extension cord running from the generator to the office in my house. We didn't pay for the electrician to wire any outlets for the office to the breaker panel that connects to the generator.

For electrical work, go priority from high to low: well pump, refrigerator, freezer (if you have any), and outlets where you think you'll need them. The only caveat for the outlet circuits are that they may include something that draws too much power - you don't need to power outside lights if the outlet on the inside of your living room is on the same circuit. Have them wire a different plug. We lucked out because our house is 140 years old, so the wiring is scattershot. It was easy to isolate outlets we wanted to direct power to.

On the second final note: buy lamps. Not a lot, but at least one per room. Fire them up with a compact fluorescent and you can at least get enough light to make it through the house. Unless your house has 30 rooms, you won't eat up enough power from the generator to care. It makes going to the bathroom tolerable even if the bathroom itself doesn't have power :)
 
2012-07-03 10:42:31 PM

Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. Seriously. Thank you. If I could get you a beer (or glass of wine or whisky), I would. Since I cannot do that. I will have to settle for giving you a month of Total Fark. I've never had Total Fark; I hope you will like it.

Final note - if you have an electrician wire a circuit for the house for the important stuff so you have one big cable going from the generator to the house, you can still plug in smaller wattage devices into the 120V plugs on the generator. My laptop and phone are currently being charged by an extension cord running from the generator to the office in my house. We didn't pay for the electrician to wire any outlets for the office to the breaker panel that connects to the generator.

For electrical work, go priority from high to low: well pump, refrigerator, freezer (if you have any), and outlets where you think you'll need them. The only caveat for the outlet circuits are that they may include something that draws too much power - you don't need to power outside lights if the outlet on the inside of your living room is on the same circuit. Have them wire a different plug. We lucked out because our house is 140 years old, so the wiring is scattershot. It was easy to isolate outlets we wanted to direct power to.

On the second final note: buy lamps. Not a lot, but at least one per room. Fire them up with a compact fluorescent and you can at least get enough light to make it through the house. Unless your house has 30 rooms, you won't eat up enough power from the generator to care. It makes going to the bathroom tolerable even if the bathroom itself doesn't have power :)


Thanks, again!
 
2012-07-03 11:54:21 PM

DeaH: Lsherm: DeaH: Thank you. Seriously. Thank you. If I could get you a beer (or glass of wine or whisky), I would. Since I cannot do that. I will have to settle for giving you a month of Total Fark. I've never had Total Fark; I hope you will like it.

Final note - if you have an electrician wire a circuit for the house for the important stuff so you have one big cable going from the generator to the house, you can still plug in smaller wattage devices into the 120V plugs on the generator. My laptop and phone are currently being charged by an extension cord running from the generator to the office in my house. We didn't pay for the electrician to wire any outlets for the office to the breaker panel that connects to the generator.

For electrical work, go priority from high to low: well pump, refrigerator, freezer (if you have any), and outlets where you think you'll need them. The only caveat for the outlet circuits are that they may include something that draws too much power - you don't need to power outside lights if the outlet on the inside of your living room is on the same circuit. Have them wire a different plug. We lucked out because our house is 140 years old, so the wiring is scattershot. It was easy to isolate outlets we wanted to direct power to.

On the second final note: buy lamps. Not a lot, but at least one per room. Fire them up with a compact fluorescent and you can at least get enough light to make it through the house. Unless your house has 30 rooms, you won't eat up enough power from the generator to care. It makes going to the bathroom tolerable even if the bathroom itself doesn't have power :)

Thanks, again!


Nah dude, THANK YOU! Generator made this post ;)
 
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