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@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:36 PM)

One thing to note about health insurance in Germany is that we have a two-class system: mandatory health insurance is basically the economy class, while private health insurance is the business class.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:32 PM)

My local doctor is actually a shared office with several doctors where you will get randomly assigned to one of the doctors available that day.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Also, employers are required by law to cover part of their employees' health insurance fees, so I only have to pay my part.

@  Nevermore : (14 November 2019 - 02:28 PM)

Basic examinations and sick notes (known as "work-inability certificates" in Germany) for the employer are covered by our health insurances by default.

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

Around here, we can go to a walk-in clinic whenever, but might have to wait in the queue until there's a doctor available, which can take hours on a busy day. And then hope our insurance will cover anything.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2019 - 07:38 AM)

There actually are a good number of clinics around here: but the walk ins require an appointment (what?) and are only done once a week. IF you can get an appointment, you see a doctor usually within 40 minutes, but good luck getting the appointment.

@  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".


March Mayhem 2015: Post Your Bracket!

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#121 Cabooceratops


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:37 PM

It's cool that Liokaiser and Defensor's votes were so close at the end there!


Also woooo Computron!

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#122 Magnusblitz

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:27 AM

Updated brackets: http://i.imgur.com/xOTpWKm.png


I put in the final picks of those who I originally said were wrong in their bracket analysis (BScorpinok, GB Blackrock, Rosicrucian), since it was apparently the other 25 of us who were wrong. It ended up not mattering since two of them already had all their picks eliminated, and Blackrock had only Defensor, who lost. So no points for them anyways.


For everyone else, I just gave them a victory if they had Computron or Liokaiser winning, regardless of matchup. The only two people the screwup potentially cost points are NovaSaber, Orionpax44 and SoS, since they were the only ones who had both Liokaiser and Computron in their final 4s. 



50 - SoS

46 - TheSupernova

45 - Galenraff

44 - NovaSaber


Only two people have a champion remaining - Gryllid (Computron) and Fenix Twilight (Liokaiser). With the final round being worth 12 points, Gryllid wins if Computron wins (53 points). Fenix Twilight is too far back even if Liokaiser wins, though (41 points with a victory). So it's down to SoS and Gryllid!


(Complete standings:)


Edited by Magnusblitz, 31 March 2015 - 12:33 AM.

#123 Galenraff


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 12:56 AM


At least as far as my bracket goes, this is a fairly good approximation of the NCAA tournament. I do alright, get tantalizingly close until some bullshit derails it all. :D

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#124 ▲ndrusi


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Posted 31 March 2015 - 09:32 AM

9    Andrusi


#125 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:09 PM

Congrats SoS on your win!

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#126 Magnusblitz

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 12:23 AM

Final bracket: http://i.imgur.com/anSzY9U.png


Fenix Twilight was the only one who had Liokaiser winning the whole thing, but 12 points is only enough to bump him up to a tie for fifth.


SoS is your winner.

#127 TheSupernova


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:54 AM

Congratulations, SoS! :)

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#128 Gryllid


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

Only two people have a champion remaining - Gryllid (Computron) and Fenix Twilight (Liokaiser). With the final round being worth 12 points, Gryllid wins if Computron wins (53 points). Fenix Twilight is too far back even if Liokaiser wins, though (41 points with a victory). So it's down to SoS and Gryllid!


The thirty-four people on this board who voted for Liokaiser are dead to me...


Kidding! I'm amazed I got as far as I did -- I was sure I'd be mathematically eliminated in the first round.


Congrats to SoS, and thanks to Shattered and anybody else with a hand in putting this together!

#129 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:45 PM

Liokaiser won! And the shock to the system caused The Allspark to break. :D


Congrats to SoS.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 08 April 2015 - 04:46 PM.

#130 Rosicrucian



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Posted 08 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?

#131 Shattered

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:07 PM

SoS was the prize winner.

We kept a little wiggle room this year in case a bunch of people tied, but I think SoS is the clear winner, both in terms of the points earned on his bracket and in terms of his interaction with the event. :)

#132 SoS

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:48 PM

Woohoo! We're back online. I totally missed all the recent posts. Thanks guys for the kudos, really appreciate it. :)


As I've mentioned before the two Liokaiser and Computron are two of my top three combiners. So I was extremely happy that both of them were at the finals. I really hope Hasbro, Takara, or even FunPub gives us an update soon especially after this event's and the recent increase in IDW's exposure for Victory characters. We already know Computron is coming down the pipe so I'm not too worried about him. :)


Those CW Battlecharger customs are so to join my Stunticon ranks when they arrive. I've always liked the idea of having extra members for the Combiner sub-groups.




#133 Kalidor



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:02 PM

SoS -- sent you a PM

#134 Magnusblitz

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 01:45 PM

So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?


I admit at the start of the event, I got the impression it was just "prize will be awarded to someone randomly drawn from the pool of everyone who made brackets." But I have no problem with it going to the actual winner.

#135 Kalidor



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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:52 PM

We were kind of playing it by ear so I apologize. We'll have better clarity on our next event. 

#136 Shadewing


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 04:50 PM


So, conflicting information here. Is the prize going to the bracket winner (congrats by the way, SoS) or are we holding a drawing?


I admit at the start of the event, I got the impression it was just "prize will be awarded to someone randomly drawn from the pool of everyone who made brackets." But I have no problem with it going to the actual winner.



They might have been expecting more then one person to actually 'win' The whole last half of this was almost pure upsets.

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