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@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

Depending on the day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 03:35 AM)

We have family doctors (called "house doctors") with regular office hours where you may need an hour or two of waiting time.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 12:50 AM)

Two weeks? That seems a little long; are there not a lot of walk-in clinics around you?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 07:01 PM)

Does germany make it quick and easy to see a doctor too? Cause an emergency doctor visit can take two weeks out here, and an emergency ROOM visit can take 18-24 hours.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:43 PM)

(Good thing is, under German law, if you call in sick during your vacation and see a doctor immediately, you get to keep your vacation days.)

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:42 PM)

Too bad. My plans wee to do two more overtime hours before having my last day of vacation for the year on Friday. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (13 November 2019 - 06:41 PM)

So I'm currently on medical leave for a particularly stupid reason: Burned my back with a hot-water bag while sleeping last night. Though the doctor said I'm hardly the first person to have this happen to them.

@  Patch : (13 November 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Just a particularly odious example of the 90s era of depicting transgender women as either the subject of crude humor, or "Jerry Springer" material.

@  Ashley : (13 November 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I think Ace Ventura legit contributed to me spending years in self denial. I will never be ok with Jim Carrey.

@  Benbot : (13 November 2019 - 01:22 PM)

I thought he since changed his tune.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 November 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Jim Carry Paladin?

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 November 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Don't doubt what he can do. Sonic the Hedgehog!

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 11:51 AM)

not giving a dime to a transphobic antivaxxer.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2019 - 11:25 AM)

It'll be a terrible movie if jim carrey phones it in. Otherwise it should be decent.

@  Paladin : (13 November 2019 - 10:45 AM)

sonics' still gonna be a terrible movie but at least they whined loud enough to make him look passable for a 2-minute trailer. "yay."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:37 AM)

But of course to annoying people there's no such thing as different decisions made for different reasons, there is only "I like it so it's right" and "I don't like it so it's wrong."

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Even if we pretend it's objective truth that they were both bad, then they were bad in very different ways.

@  ▲ndrusi : (13 November 2019 - 10:33 AM)

Sonic's previous movie design looked genuinely bad. The Transformers '07 designs just looked insufficiently like what certain loud and obnoxious parts of the fandom think Transformers are required to always look like.

@  Otaku : (13 November 2019 - 08:50 AM)

Um... Purple Monkey Dishwasher?

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2019 - 08:25 AM)

Do we really need to have Every Movie Transformer Thread Ever in the Squawkbox?

@  Bass X0 : (13 November 2019 - 08:13 AM)

Sure it made money but that doesn’t mean it has appealing character designs. Lot of god awful fugly faces in the Transformers movies.

@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:41 AM

http://www.comicbook...rticle&id=55212

 

 

Here's something you probably didn't expect heading into the long weekend: Friday evening, People published a report that Patrick Warburton will return to "The Tick," in a revival set to air on Amazon's streaming video service.

According to People's unnamed source, Warburton "recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony" to reprise the role, with "Tick" creator Ben Edlund on board to produce and write. Multiple outlets have picked up on this story online, all sourcing back to the People report and many expressing skepticism given the unlikely nature of the claim. Warburton's 12-years-later return to "The Tick" has yet to be confirmed or denied by Amazon or Sony -- or by Warburton or Edlund themselves.

Warburton played "The Tick" on the Fox live-action series based on the character, which ran for nine episodes in the 2001-2002 season. The live-action "Tick" followed the beloved Fox Kids cartoon that ran from 1994 to 1996, and the "Tick" comic book series the kicked off the franchise in 1988.

"The Tick" was not a hit on Fox, but received positive reviews for its humorous take on superhero life. Along with Warburton as The Tick, the show also starred David Burke as Arthur, Liz Vassey as Captain Liberty and Nestor Carbonell -- who later appeared in both "Lost" and "The Dark Knight" -- as Batmanuel. "Men in Black" director Barry Sonnenfeld and "Seinfeld" writer Larry Charles served as executive producers, with Sonnenfeld directing the pilot.

In 2009, Warburton discussed the possibility of returning to the role in an interview with CBR News.

"I'm sure the character will definitely be coming back," Warburton said. "I don’t know if I'll be the lucky guy, but I'd love to be the guy. I wish Barry'd make the movie right now, you know? And let me do it. But if they ever make 'The Tick' movie, who knows who will get to play The Tick? But it probably ain’t going to get to be me, that’s the reality."

At press time, neither Warburton or Edlund have publicly acknowledged the report, but writer Benito Cereno -- who has authored much of New England Comics' recent "Tick" comic book material -- shared the article on his Tumblr, along with a simple "Hmmmmmmm."

Keeping reading CBR for the latest.

 

This is great news as he was always the perfect casting for The Tick. Now give him some villains to deal with and this show will be truly astounding.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

Yeah, I think part of what killed the orginal LA series was the lack of any villains or super-heroics. Even a little could probably help this.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

oh man!

 

I'm pumped! Lack of villains is true, but if they introduce villains, I hope they're just sitting in the booth next to them at the diner. :thumbsup


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:42 AM

*ahem*

 

 

*cough cough*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPOOOOON!



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:31 PM

oh man!

 

I'm pumped! Lack of villains is true, but if they introduce villains, I hope they're just sitting in the booth next to them at the diner. :thumbsup

 

Could be fun in an "off the clock" thing, sorta like the Looney Tunes with Sam the Sheep Dog and Wily Coyote getting along after they clock out.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:31 PM

I'd rather have a return of the animated Tick, but I think the live-action series was underrated and too-quickly dismissed by fans of the cartoon.  While the cartoon was largely about heroes fighting villains, the live-action show focussed on the day-to-day lives of the heroes.  They're different, but both are very good and funny.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 03:51 PM

If it happens I hope they get the rest of the cast to come back, too, not just Warburton. 



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:04 PM

Spoon indeed. :) I preferred the animated show to the live-action, but hey, anything Tick-related would be awesome.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:24 PM

Oh, my gosh.  It's been 12 years?

 

I liked the show for what it is.  I crave more of the cartoon more than I crave more of the live action show.  But they were really intentional about not having the villains because it was supposed to be like Seinfeld.  They are superheroes living the superhero lifestyle.  Fighting evil is just what they do some of the time.  I enjoyed that.  I think it would look goofy really quickly if they started having a lot of fight scenes.  That stuff plays a lot better on a cartoon or more serious live-action.

 

I'll be watching, of course.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:26 PM

Egads that's keen. Its been a bit since I've seen the series but I recall there being at least one villain, even if he is not battled directly.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:19 PM

No supervillains?  What about Armin Shimerman as The Terror?

 

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:10 PM

No supervillains?  What about Armin Shimerman as The Terror?
 
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:40 AM

I agree with everyone about the need of supervillains.  Compared to the cartoon, the live action series was more like a situation comedy.



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

What about The Terror? My friend owns the costume that guy wore in that episode. 

 

Amazing show which was WAY before its time. I'd think it'd be a hit now. 

 

Apocalypse Cow, heh. 



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:47 PM

In my head-canon, the live action TICK and Dr Horrible are in the same universe.
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:28 PM

I would also toss in the Mystery Men movie with a dash of The Specials.


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:35 PM

Yeah, baby, yeah!  An object at rest cannot be stopped!


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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

I would also toss in the Mystery Men movie with a dash of The Specials.

 

Wholeheartedly agreed.


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