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@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.


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#3301 Autobot Bubbs

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

Get ready to get punched in the feels


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Posted 02 April 2019 - 10:42 PM

I only watched the first season of We Bare Bears so I didn't know that Estelle guest starred as a singer in the Mall ep.



The ending with the boxing gloves is a TOTAL Garnet reference, hehe

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 07:37 PM

All I see is Garnet when I hear her voice :love


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:59 PM

Complete Season 2 set is out at Walmart, with a plush keychain of Garnet v0.1's head in plush.  Annoyingly, the track listing isn't anywhere on or in the packaging, gotta load the disks to see it.

 

Disk 1: Say Uncle, Story for Steven, Shirt Club, Love Letters, Reformed, Sworn to the Sword, Rising Tides/Crashing Skies, Keeping It Together, We Need To Talk, Chille Tid, Cry For Help, Keystone Motel.

 

Disk 2: Onion Friend, Historical Friction, Friend Ship, Nightmare Hospital, Sadie's Song, Catch and Release, When It Rains, Back to Barn, Too Far, The Answer.

 

22 episodes, two of the technically season 2 episodes were released on the complete season 1 set.

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 02:42 PM

Complete Season 2 set is out at Walmart, with a plush keychain of Garnet v0.1's head in plush.  Annoyingly, the track listing isn't anywhere on or in the packaging, gotta load the disks to see it.

 

Disk 1: Say Uncle, Story for Steven, Shirt Club, Love Letters, Reformed, Sworn to the Sword, Rising Tides/Crashing Skies, Keeping It Together, We Need To Talk, Chille Tid, Cry For Help, Keystone Motel.

 

Disk 2: Onion Friend, Historical Friction, Friend Ship, Nightmare Hospital, Sadie's Song, Catch and Release, When It Rains, Back to Barn, Too Far, The Answer.

 

22 episodes, two of the technically season 2 episodes were released on the complete season 1 set.

 

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Awww... 4 episods short. :(

75 - 78... including one of the BEST.  MOMENTS.  EVAR.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 08:13 AM

Which is 75-78?

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:23 PM

Steven's Birthday, It could've been Great, Message Received, and Log Date 7-15-2


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 04:32 PM

Also, picked it up yesterday.  Had to run to the North Wal-mart to get it too.

Found a Shockwave, but the box was so Effed up I passed.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 02:08 AM

I just finished Season 1 box set.  Could have done more Borderlands, but I didn't feel like blowing peoples apart tonight.


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 01:43 PM

About what?  Season 1 or the essays?


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Posted 26 April 2019 - 06:27 PM

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:11 PM

We have trailer sign!



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 06:28 PM

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:14 PM

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:56 AM

Not watching the trailer but I wonder how years of peace they had.

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 10:20 AM

Well, if he's 16 now, about two years tops.  Assuming there wasn't any problem with remnants who didn't want to get with the new order.

 

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 09:06 PM

This morning's 'Craig of the Creek' had Bernard eating a Cookie Cat.

Earlier episode featured the board-game for 'Lil Butler.

Any other Steven Universe ref's I may have missed?


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:52 AM

Well, if he's 16 now, about two years tops.  Assuming there wasn't any problem with remnants who didn't want to get with the new order.

 

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