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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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#41 Rust

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:09 AM

 

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."

 

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 05:11 AM

 

I want someone to seriously ask these one of these Republicans in a debate, "With your religious Zeal and wanting to remove the religious rights of others, how does that make you any different from Isis or the Talaban."

 

You know the answer they'd give. "I'm a Christian."

 

To which I'd reply "Sure you are."

 

 

What tone of voice would you use? My favourite is the blatantly patronising "Yes of course you are dear!" of a mother acknowledging some outlandish claim made by her somewhat slow child.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:35 AM

You know that tone that people from the south use when they say "bless your heart" which really means "go fuck yourself?" Yeah, that tone will work.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 01:19 PM

Huh.  People like this are still out there.

 

 

Smith started going through his conversations on Grindr — “an all-male location-based social network“— searching for the round, bespectacled face and bushy eyebrows. And there he was: Top Man!, a.k.a. Randy Boehning, the Republican state representative from Fargo.

 

Scrolling through the conversation, however, Smith found more than sexually suggestive messages. He found an unsolicited picture of the public servant’s not-so-public parts.

 

“I just felt like this story had to get out,” Smith said. “A [representative] had voted against a bill for the LGBT community and here he was talking to me on Grindr.”


Edited by Patchouli Knowledge, 29 April 2015 - 01:20 PM.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:06 PM

They are aware that Grindr isn't about coffee right?


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:21 PM

I think he was well aware of what Grindr was about.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:27 PM

Yeah, it's not that he was on Grindr doing Grindr things - more context from the article:
 

Since his election in 2002, Boehning has proved a staunch conservative. He has pushed to allow guns in classrooms and churches and sponsored strict voter identification requirements. He once attacked Democrats over their effort to give poor kids extra milk at school. Twice, he’s voted against expanding legal protections for gays.
 
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He also gave two reasons for voting against the bill, even though he is gay, according to the Forum. Boehning quibbled with the language of the proposed legislation, which would have protected people “perceived” to be gay. But he also said he voted against his own self-interest because his south Fargo constituents would want him to.


Strangely, I think that's actually a wholly defensible argument - at the very least, it points to the problem of the constituency, not the representative, first and foremost.

 

Edit: And, I should say, the argument of the guy who outed him:

 

"I’m not trying discredit him in anyway. I’m just trying to point out the hypocrisy of it. He lives in a state where he represents constituents who don’t agree with his lifestyle. But he has to lie to them about his lifestyle and his personal beliefs to get elected."

Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:29 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:30 PM

But if his constituents had known, would he have been elected in the first place?



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:35 PM

Sorry, I edited. 

 

But yeah, that's exactly the bind. And the trouble is, a representative really can feel ethically bound to represent his or her constituency first and foremost, ahead of personal moral choices. That's a perfectly valid way of looking at a democratic system. 

 

Meanwhile, a person really can be gay and not view gay rights as the most important issue at hand, and work with a party that doesn't favor gay rights for other reasons. Or join an organization to seek to soften its effects from inside in the small ways a single person can. 

 

It's difficult for gay people to get office in the US. I don't personally think it makes sense to add the requirement on top that they make strides for gay rights.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:36 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:40 PM

It's difficult for gay people to get office in the US. I don't personally think it makes sense to add the requirement on top that they make strides for gay rights.

It makes me wish they didn't have to, because we already have them.  But we don't.  On the other hand though, I don't expect gay politicians to be the only ones supporting gay rights.  I like it when straight politicians support them too.



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:41 PM

Honestly, I just actually don't think his being gay makes his voting down a bill that was about treating his fellow human beings as people any more repulsive than it already was.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 April 2015 - 02:41 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:31 PM

So, the Supreme Court is finally in the process of discussing & deciding marriage equality. 

 

Which means its about time for the opponents of said equality to come out of the woodworks. Even more than usual.

 

Case in point- this lawyer claiming gay marriage will result in nine hundred thousand abortions. 

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:39 PM

Holy crap.

 

 

In a post on the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal, Gene Schaerr said that up to 900,000 children could be aborted “as a result of their mothers never marrying” and there being fewer available men.


Unmarried women “according to all available data, have much higher abortion rates than married women,” said Mr Schearr, who made headlines last year for defending Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

 

“Institutionalising same-sex marriage poses an enormous risk of reduced opposite-sex marriage rates,” he wrote in last week’s editorial.

 

Allowing gay couples to marry would, he said, “undermine some of the norms that encourage heterosexual couples to marry.”

 

These norms included monogamy, “biological bonding” and waiting until marriage to have children.

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:12 PM

Holy wow. No words suffice. I will also post an image of a doughnut.

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 04:44 PM

How....no how?

 

Ironbite-just no.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:29 PM

... I feel unclean just reading that.


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 06:48 PM

Hey I'm just glad to see them finally move to the next logical step of the conservative movement - that life begins BEFORE conception and anything done to prevent that is an abortion.

 

I'm too lazy to grab it but now would be a good time to listen to the Monty Python bit about every sperm being sacred...



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 09:33 PM

Every sperrrrrm... is saaaacred!
Every sperrrrrm... is greaaaat!
When a sperrrrrm... is waaaasted,
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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:54 PM

Oh let's keep the good times rolling!

 

Texas has it's fair share of idiots but this guy is king moron.

 

In an impressive game of twisted current events mad libs, a Texas GOP lawmaker has managed to tie the Baltimore riots over police brutality to this week’s Supreme Court case debating the future of same-sex marriage, blaming LGBT rights for the disintegration of the family and, subsequently, the violent protests ravaging American communities.
 
 

In a Wednesday radio appearance on the anti-LGBT Family Research Council’s “Washington Watch,” U.S. Rep. Bill Flores ® argued that marriage equality contributes to “the breakdown of the family” and therefore to higher rates of poverty, which could account for the protests in Baltimore. (Or, the riots could have something to do with Freddie Gray’s unexplained death in police custody, or possibly the historical marginalization and current mistreatment of the black community especially at the hands of law enforcement, or any social ill that is, clearly, less grave than the threat of same-sex married couples — but that’s just a hunch!)

Agreeing with FRC president Tony Perkins, Flores asserted that legalized same-sex marriage would ultimately lead to the destruction of “traditional” families, and leave children impoverished.

“The single best indicator of whether or not a child is going to be in poverty or not is whether or not they were raised by a two-parent household or a single-parent household,” Flores said. “And so the breakdown of the family has contributed to poverty.”

 
 

“You look at what’s going on in Baltimore today … you see issues that are raised there,” he added. “And healthy marriages are the ones between a man and a woman, because they can have a healthy family and they can raise children in the way that’s best for their future — not only socially, but psychologically, economically, from a health perspective. There’s just nothing like traditional marriage that does that for a child.”

 

Not sure what's more impressive..  The fact he's blaming same-sex marriage for something completely unrelated or that he's not a drooling moron.

 

Ironbite-why are these people elected?


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