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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  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


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#3381 MEDdMI

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Posted 04 October 2019 - 04:20 PM

Still, I'll take it. XD



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 05:05 PM

Well, my DVR grabbed what it was told was a new Steven Universe this week...and it was Teen Titans Go.  I mean, I wasn't expecting it to be a new SU ep, but this was like expecting a cold piece of pizza and instead biting into a wax imitation pizza smeared in rancid butter.

 

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 07:15 AM

It's not over!

Cactus steven?


spoilers are a stabbing weight upon my soul.... crushing it into a dark existential nothingness

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Posted 05 October 2019 - 08:28 AM

Well, my DVR grabbed what it was told was a new Steven Universe this week...and it was Teen Titans Go.  I mean, I wasn't expecting it to be a new SU ep, but this was like expecting a cold piece of pizza and instead biting into a wax imitation pizza smeared in rancid butter.
 
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Posted 05 October 2019 - 10:23 AM

I keep seeing ads for a rose quartz vibrating face massager, and can only imagine Pearl ordering a hundred of them....

 

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 05:15 AM

This will no doubt be Peedee's time to shine...


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 06:15 AM

I just want ALL the fusions!

Maybe they'll show Onion actually look older.

Btw, I hate Bismuth's overalls look. Someone poof her so she gets a better get up.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 08:51 AM

Some stuff from the trailer.

 

I do like that the little bit of Spinel we see there has the tear marks gone, but her design is still the same other then that.  Looks like she is indeed a little happier now.

 

Also in the villains shot looks like Aquamarine is fusing with someone.  From the colors, I am going to guess it is a Ruby, maybe Navy with how malicious she was.

 

White Diamond also looks like she may be mind controlled.

 

You know if White Diamond is in danger, Spinel may show up again and try to help save her friend.  It is a long shot, but I would love to see her fight Jasper, both are perfect cuts after all.  Spinel would likely mop the floor with Jasper.  Just seeing Jasper's reaction to being beaten up by a jester would be worth it.



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Posted 07 October 2019 - 09:39 AM

Maybe they'll show Onion actually look older.

Onion. Onion never changes.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:35 PM

Got "The Tale of Steven" in the mail today.  It presents three parallel narratives about how Pink became Rose became Steven, presented in an orthogonal fashion.  You need to rotate the book to properly read each thread.  It starts out upside-down with White's take on things (each two-page spread still being read left to right, so you read page 3 before page 2).  When Rose enters the story, her perspective is literally turned 90 degrees, with the left edge of the book at the top, reading top to bottom.  Finally, Steven appears and the book is right-side-up...because it's HIS story, and ultimately his perspective is the one that matters.  It ends with Steven's human and gem halves reuniting, and Steven takes final control of the narrative.  

 

A physically challenging read, but it really does get across the point that the perspectives of others, even of one's mother, are always different from your own perspective.  And when it comes to yourself, your own perspective is the right one.

 

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 08:40 AM

?!?

I can't visual that. The pages don't fold out?

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:23 AM

Here's one of the more "busy" pages, with not only three narration lines, but also mini-Steven and mini-White arguing about how to read the book.  Orientation below is aligned with the front cover, the "standard" way of holding the book.

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 03:10 PM

Ooooh, now I get it. I thought the book unfolded top, bottom and backwards somehow, haha

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 04:35 PM

Looked for it at the bookstore today but didn't see it. Might have to order it for pickup sometime.

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:04 PM

Saw the movie on the shelf at Target, but the system wouldn't let me buy it, street dated to Nov 12.

 

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 06:10 PM

Looked for it at the bookstore today but didn't see it. Might have to order it for pickup sometime.

I bought mine a couple of weeks ago.

(It was in the "Performing Arts" section with film & TV stuff, rather than with the children's books. Either it was misfiled or the marketing/distribution is really strange.)

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 12:23 AM

Yeah, I was checking the kids' section. Thanks, I'll try the film area next time.

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