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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)


@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


Darkwing Duck returns to comics!

Darkwing Duck Joe Books Disney Lets Get Dangerous!

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#1 Confuzor


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:39 PM



The Duck Knight Returns…again!

Darkwing Duck-The Definitively Dangerous Edition is coming this January from Joe Books and Disney. This one-volume edition collects issues 1-16 of the original series plus an all new epilogue and bonus material.

Aaron Sparrow, the editor and driving force of the DW comics has gone back and painstakingly rewritten the book to bring it in step with the classic Disney Afternoon series. I also had the opportunity to revisit the art and make this edition the true Terror That Flaps In The Night. This omnibus also features the stellar work of Darkwing creator Tad Stones, artist Sabrina Alberghetti, writer Ian Brill, colorists Andrew Dalhouse and Lisa Moore, letterer Deron Bennett and cover artist Amy Mebberson.

The book, featuring the above wrap-around cover,  is available to order now from your local comics shop using order number NOV141533. You’ll get the entire story of Darkwing’s return for only $19.99.

But the best news of all is this collection will lead right into an all new Darkwing Duck ongoing series coming in 2015 from Joe Books. Aaron and I have already begun and will give more details as soon as possible.

So, who’s ready to get Dangerous again?



I simply cannot wait!


Tho there's no mention of the Annual being included, which had an important Quackerjack story.

I also wonder if they'll include the DuckTales issues for context of their crossover finale.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 05:58 PM

Never heard of Joe Books before. Will they use the same team as before? It had pretty good story and art.



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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:47 PM

So really it's looking like it's just collecting the Boom Studios run plus one new epilogue piece after the Ducktales crossover. Not the best I could hope for but still pretty cool.

#4 Confuzor


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 07:49 PM

Not so fast!


But the best news of all is this collection will lead right into an all new Darkwing Duck ongoing series coming in 2015 from Joe Books. Aaron and I have already begun and will give more details as soon as possible.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:37 PM

Was the Boom book any good? IIRC Diamond couldn't ship Boom's Disney titles here at the time because of international licensing issues or something (or so I was told) and I never got around to importing. Heard a lot of complaints about the DuckTales book though: http://newsandviewsb...-july-2011.html


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:00 PM

Their Darkwing book was amazing.


I have almost the entire run and will EAGERLY pick this Omnibus up.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:03 PM

Yeah, I very much enjoyed the Boom Darkwing comic, and have the entire series as well as every cover of each issue, including the convention covers.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:57 PM

Well, hooray for a new collection then.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 12:58 AM


Not so fast!


But the best news of all is this collection will lead right into an all new Darkwing Duck ongoing series coming in 2015 from Joe Books. Aaron and I have already begun and will give more details as soon as possible.


It's amazing I read through that about 5 times and missed it every time until you pointed it out :D

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

The collection is not quite the book people might remember from the initial run apparently.




Recently, Bleeding Cool reported on new Canadian publisher Joe Books’ plans to republish the Boom! Studios Darkwing Duck comics in a cheap collected format as The Definitely Dangerous Edition. Lots of people were very very happy.

But not everyone.

Former Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill and former Darkwing Duck editor Christopher Burns have posted.

Currently a reprint collection of the Darkwing Duck comic that we worked on in 2010 and 2011 is being offered in Previews. In the announcement of this collection it said to be “painstakingly rewritten” to “bring it in step with the classic Disney Afternoon series.” We believe that this will not be the book that readers enjoyed when the series was originally published. We do not feel it is right to rewrite comics for a reprint collection. Since we feel this book will not reflect our intentions for the material we wish for our names to be removed from the book, and for our names to not be used in the promotion of the book. We have contacted Joe Books and made this request. This is our only and final comment about the situation.


Bleeding Cool reached out to Joe Books for comment yesterday, but did not receive any word at time of publication.


Rescripting the entire book is a bit rough.


#11 Confuzor


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:26 PM

This sounds like a bunch of assumptionsand jumping to conclusions. Back when this was announced on the Facebook announcement I asked about Annual and Ducktales crossover and received this response.

Oscar Tamayo: It includes all of that, but the dialogue has been tweaked and new panels added to tie things in better. Basically things have been improved, because many mistakes were made in the original issue, such as Fenton Crackshell's Mom not knowing he was Gizmoduck.

Hopefully that adresses the nature of the edits. I recall getting weirded out by that moment in the comic too.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 07:42 PM

As was pointed out in the thread though

There's a reason the reuniting team on the new omnibus and ongoing at Joe Books is the Boom comic's artist and first editor. It's a long story but here's a short version.


That first editor, Aaron Sparrow was an uncredited co-writer/plotter on most of the comic. Aaron and James Silvani were largely responsible for the comic being as good as it was. Ian Brill didn't know the cartoon very well and he really didn't get its tone. His contributions to the comic were often melodramatic with not enough comedy. One of the reasons the omnibus doesn't include the final arc, the Ducktales crossover is that those issues are 100% Ian's (the other reasons being they're lousy and Boom never submitted them to Disney for approval).


It's a shitty situation with no bad guy. Aaron wants the work he did best represented in the omnibus. Ian feels the same way. This is the best possible outcome, though. We get better Darkwing comics and Ian distances himself from all this.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 08:08 PM

Ooookay. So it was originally a good book largely because it was already being tweaked by editorial? In that case it's not such a big deal.


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 10:56 PM

Makes sense. I always felt the DW comic was just a hair's breath away from being too melodramatic for the source material. I'm glad that they have a quality team on it, especially James Silvani whose work on the comic I really, really liked. Doesn't hurt that I met him at New York Comic Con and I found out that he was one of the nicest guys you'd ever meet. Stand up fellow.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:37 PM

Much better than those dudes that topple over all the time.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:13 PM

Okay, so actually what this is... is a whole bunch of dudes yelling at each other. 




I don't know who's right but it sounds pretty messy.


#17 Confuzor


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

Artist James Silvani has posted some images from the newer "corrected" stuff.


As I don't have a photographic memory, it's kind of pointless without the "before" comparisson.


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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

Anybody pick this up?


How is it?


#19 Confuzor


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:54 PM

From what I understand it's only available in comic stores at the moment. It'll hit official release in a week or so.

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 12:17 AM

This site has an overview of some of the changes the book went through.