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@  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".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#41 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 06:57 PM

 

Hellcat's posts do become more entertaining if you read them in Dr. Doofenschmirtz's voice. ;)

But Doof didn't hate Perry!

 

 

But he did curse him regularly. Part of the formula and all that....



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 10:34 PM

New ad posted by Weird Al to his Facebook.

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:13 AM

Not available in the UK. I hate it when they do that.

What is Weird Al's involvement here? Just the theme tune?

For me the best Phineas and Ferb episode is the Agent Doof one where he makes a joke about ducks and offends a co-worker. He ends up being a worse agent than a bad guy. :D


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 05:50 AM

Not available in the UK. I hate it when they do that.
What is Weird Al's involvement here? Just the theme tune?


Nope, he's voicing the main character.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 02:11 PM

Dawg I read this entire message board in his voice.
Woooo!

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:37 PM

First episode for free on iTunes. I'd comment, but my internet isn't all that fast & im waiting on the d/l

First mini ep seemed a bit meh, setting up the plot & introducing the characters. However, I did enjoy the subway episode.

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:10 PM

Stupid Australian itunes!


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 06:41 AM

Doesn't look like Canada is any better off.

 

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 05:22 PM

Just got to watch it. That was really fun. I love the episodes basically being huge Rube Goldberg catastrophe. Can't wait to see more.

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 06:25 PM

Saw first and sub. Would have been happier without the Deus exeno machina ending in the first. Does it need a B plot?

The rube Goldberg thing is like a reverse Busting Phineas and Ferb. Their sister fails each time. Milo succeeds each time but no down sides yet, except he keeps losing items in his hammer space.

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 08:35 AM

Yeah, I'm digging this. Eager to see more, and what they end up doing with the formula to subvert expectations.

 

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 09:31 PM

Well I'm seen the next two episodes of it.. Great and seems to incorporate new weird all songs especially the Football one is great.



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Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:44 PM

Saw the football one only. Nice song, yeah. But it kinda constitutes as Milo using his powers for... selfish reasons? Does it count that way? The other team have older players, yes, but, I dunno, is it like cheating on Milo's side? I dunno how his bad luck mechanics work but he seems usually innocent with its use (he's just minding his own business). This time, he used it in a deceptive way for personal gain ish (glory for his team).

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Posted 13 October 2016 - 11:19 PM

While you are technically correct, I see it as more evening the odds, as the other team didn't just have older players, they had purposely failed their players for 6 years so that they could still play football. That's epic cheating right there. Milo was simply... Evening the playing field so to speak. After all his bad luck is not something that cannot be over-come, in fact Melissa already knows how to handle it pretty well.



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 03:18 AM

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Go home, Diogee!


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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:20 AM

I think Doigee is actually good luck.

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:44 AM

I hope Diogee stays a regular dog (with homing powers?) and not turn into a Perry the Platypus.

 

Oh!  The girl HAS been using Milo's powers for her own gain, ala all that betting in the first episode, haha.  Milo knew about it (didn't she give him a cut of the food loot?  I can't recall).  I wonder if a future ep will take that into account.  There's got to be a balance of luck somewhere.  Or maybe it's Diogee, hehe.


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:14 PM


Y'know after the third recurrence I'm very curious if the ongoing Pistachio mysteries are leading somewhere.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:52 PM

Third?

 



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Posted 16 November 2016 - 04:30 AM

Just watched two more episodes after the first, but looks like I still have a couple more to catch up on. Thank goodness I remembered I have a DVR now!

 

I really like Milo's sister. Those two together are something else. Love it!

 

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