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@  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)

Burrunjor

@  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.

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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!

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A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

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Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

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Cheesewagon

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Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

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I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

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Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

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Otto

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Frizzle

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Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.


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#21 2019

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 05:39 AM

I really liked Gravity Falls so I gave it a shot.

 

Sadly, I found this show to be brain-meltingly awful. Oh well.


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:49 PM

well I thank this thread for bringing this show to my attention because it's a lot of fun. I would have missed it otherwise



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:01 PM

I don't know about some of you, but after seeing the first episode, I actually like this show.

 

Star Butterfly is something you would never expect from a magical heroine.  I mean, she's a crazy girl who literally gets sent to Earth to be responsible since she is so reckless.  And I think she's an awesome American-made magical girl.  Can any magical girl in Japan do spells like making rainbows that be set aflame, summoning puppies that can fire lasers out of their eyes (therefore beating the sharks with laser cannons) and in combat can do a spell on a hostile monster that makes them act they're on a drug trip?



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 09:47 AM

She tries too hard. Or rather, the SHOW tries too hard. It's like she is Pinkie Pie with magical powers and even less of a common sense.

Sorry, I meant... Pinkie Pie with EVEN MORE magical powers. :)

And watching just Pinkie for 20 minutes every episode? There is a reason that show is built on 6 main characters. Just my 2 cents.

 

As for Japan, well they did make Panty and Stocking, and they classify as crazy-powered magical girls for sure, even if they are much more malicious (and they also got sent to Earth to learn to be more responsible, hmm...)

 

 

 

 Though that's all forgettable once you hear the voice of Flying Princess Ponyhead, who probably is only alive because she has no lungs to damage with her cigarette addiction. :D

 

 

...What!? Where in the world did you get "cigarette addiction" from "stereotypical sassy black friend" voice?

 

 

That's what she sounds like, to me. IT seems like the VA is forcing herself to sound like it which gives the voice a raspy quality.


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Posted 26 January 2015 - 11:33 AM

The last Disney cartoon I liked came out nearly a decade ago. Man It's weird to think Phineas and Ferb has ran for about 8 years now.



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Posted 26 January 2015 - 12:09 PM

Panty and Stocking isn't so great. It leads with some gross out and although it does have some valid experimentation (the episode about the Japanese ghetto which is critical of Japanese social standards and the nation's obsession with cute things is a particular favourite) it never strays as far as it really should from the culture and cliches it claims to criticise. The fact that the beach episode is played straight as a fanservice vehicle sums that up well. Compare it to another satire anime, Excel Saga, which turns the swimsuit episode into a brilliant send up of those plots to the point there's a subplot about the male characters being unhappy they aren't allowed to appear on screen.

 

At the end of the day, Gainax won't go full out attacking the culture that buys all their studio merchandise.



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Posted 27 February 2015 - 03:28 AM

Just watched episodes 3 and 4... The art style is still pretty cute and appealing, but the show is definitely still finding its footing, writing wise. It's pretty funny but missing that heart that makes a lot of similar shows work. The ending credits sequence gives me some hope, but we'll see.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:43 AM

Anybody else catch this show?  I caught the rerun Tuesday morning (as I was in Anime Club Monday night).  Have to say... it was a RIOT!  It just takes your Disney Princess angle and turns it right on it's ear (Even by Brave standards).  From what I've seen, this could be one of my new Disney XD Faves.

What are your thoughts?

Edit:  Wait.... there's been a thread about this since January?  WOW.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:50 AM

Are we talking rainbows? Are we talking puppies? Hehe, I could listen to the intro over and over.

There's a thread made for this before somewhere though. Last ep I saw would be the evil tentacle of Kung fu, which was great, and the false foreigner, which wasn't. (too psycho scary in a way).

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:23 AM

Merged.

 

Yeah I'm really liking it so far.  I love the animation, fluid, bright and colorful.

 

The intro is very catchy too.  Nice to see an action show with a female lead like this.

 

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

"Wait... did I just KILL that guy?"

"What?  Oh, No... he's just suffering from some internal bleeding and BEING A BIG BABY ABOUT IT!!!!!"


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:37 AM

I though the first 4 were good but not great. There's a tiny hint of "Johnny Test"ish-ness there that I dislike but there were honest a lot of fun and funny bits too. I can see cool potential.


-ZacWilliam, right now it's not as Good as a Gravity Falls or Steven Universe (by which I mean Awesomely Wonderful) but I could see it growing in that direction.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:23 AM

I though the first 4 were good but not great. There's a tiny hint of "Johnny Test"ish-ness there that I dislike but there were honest a lot of fun and funny bits too. I can see cool potential.

Explain these heretical statements.  X(


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:28 AM

This show is really great. I thought the first episode was kind of "eh", but the second episode had me hooked.

 

Don't know why the adverts make it seem so obnoxious though.


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Posted 03 April 2015 - 12:35 AM

The football episode is easily the best one so far. I'm really enjoying this show. It inspires me to draw again!

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 08:48 AM

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 10:53 AM

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

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Yeah me too.  That she was on at least once before as a normal person before changing into a troll too.

 

That and seemingly one of the laser shooting pups bought the farm as it was sucked into that portal / black hole in the male character's room.

 

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:30 AM

I watched the first 2 episodes and...yeah...not liking it.

 

My big problem (besides not caring at all for the art style) is summed up in the opening credits song, where for a moment everyone, heroes and monsters, stop for a second to air guitar....

 

BB pretty much nails my feelings:

 

She tries too hard. Or rather, the SHOW tries too hard. It's like she is Pinkie Pie with magical powers and even less of a common sense.

Sorry, I meant... Pinkie Pie with EVEN MORE magical powers. :)

And watching just Pinkie for 20 minutes every episode? There is a reason that show is built on 6 main characters. Just my 2 cents.

 

It all feels like it's trying too hard. It's not "Wacky girl comes to Earth" . It's "Wakier girl comes to already wacky Earth" It's not even a "take that" to magic girl shows..It's more...the ..smugness after you "took that".

 

It's an entire show of the Tiny Toons episode where Babs goes to Wackyland  and learns sometimes you need to calm down....but without the lesson.

 

I do like how the troll teacher is just shrugged off as part of the New Normal.

 

eh...because there was never a normal.



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 04:51 AM

Can...can we at least agree Star's voice is cute?

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 03:43 AM

Wow, Star vs The Forces of Evil has really come into its own as a series since the first four episodes. The animation has always been pretty pleasing but lately its had an extra oomph that really makes it shine. And the writing and comedy have gotten spot-on as well.
 
I really love how there's a sort of exchange between Marco's and Star's worlds and experiences, it really feels like Earth is just a different flavor of wacky from Muny. I also appreciate that they take opportunities to have genuine discussions. Like, I know shows can do the whole moral of the day thing, but I feel Star VS does a pretty good job of making said discussions legitimately heartfelt.
 
I do feel they really need to do something with the side human characters, both of Marco's "friends" are lame and stereotypical losers, and his "love interest" doesn't fare much better. Well, okay, Marco's parents are pretty much flawless, but. The "magical" characters all tend to make up entirely for that.
 
tl;dr: Star vs the Forces of Evil has become an incedibly fun and hilarious show that doesn't forget to make you care about its characters in the process.

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