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@  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".

@  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".


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:24 PM

well she's a fugitive on the run from a government agency - I doubt she'd go waltzing into walmart with her full on green hair and buy the most expensive longest lasting dye they had...  it was likely a mix of food colouring, kool-aid and whatever else she could find while keeping a low profile 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:00 PM

Right.  Which brings us back to "when's the last time she washed her hair?!?"



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

the morning of the mission she was captured on. 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:46 PM

So she's dyeing her hair with cheap, home-made cobbled-dye each morning?

Maybe you should be writing for that Inhumans show.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 11:26 AM

She clearly spends her money on quality makeup. That lipstick and eyeshadow survived a few days in prison, a shower and getting herself beat up!

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

no, I just said that the minimum amount of time it could have taken place in. It could have been 3 years ago for all the difference it makes to the narrative.

 

and there's no need to be insulting, it's not like I suggested you were hung up on this like some weirdo turtles fan who saw a bit of girl back for the first time and now can't get his mind off it.   

 

>_> cause damn man, that inhumans thing was uncalled for and extremely low class 

 

XD j/k I laughed for like 3 minutes straight 



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

it's not like I suggested you were hung up on this like some weirdo turtles fan who saw a bit of girl back for the first time and now can't get his mind off it.   
 

Whoah what? Context please?

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

it's a joke because he has a turtle avatar 



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:18 PM

More Blinky goodness ... and I hope they're going with the plan that the more she uses her powers the more she's going to look 'right' 

 

cause there was some changey skin colour stuff going on there 



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:17 PM

More Blinky goodness ... and I hope they're going with the plan that the more she uses her powers the more she's going to look 'right' 
 
cause there was some changey skin colour stuff going on there 


Didn't notice anything about her skin, but her hair seemed a lot more black through most of the episode compared to the prior one.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 01:09 PM

they might have just been tricking me with light cast off the portal she made at the end to save her new boyfriend lol

 

I wonder how long it's going to take for the obvious fault in the new memory to show up.

 

that being she's only known John for like 3 days and only one of the nights was she in any condition to go make out in some place she's never been 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:31 AM

I'm really digging this show so far. Much better than I thought it would be and full of B class Xmen characters that I love.

 

About Polaris's hair dye; Wasn't it raining during the beginning of the first episode? Shouldn't her dye have run then?


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:21 PM

I'm really digging this show so far. Much better than I thought it would be and full of B class Xmen characters that I love.

 

About Polaris's hair dye; Wasn't it raining during the beginning of the first episode? Shouldn't her dye have run then?

Maybe she needed soap?

 

Or the producers of the show listened when people were like "Where's her green hair?!" after the first promotional trailer.  :)


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

The difference between cold water (rain) and warm water (shower) might also matter.

(I know it does for some screen makeup, I don't know about hair dyes.)

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:03 PM

That was pretty intense.

Another very good episode.

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Posted 12 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

Watched a few episodes of this, pretty good. The plot was a bit same old at first and the family seem a bit one dimenional but the other mutants are pretty interesting.

Loved the ringtone in the first episode :D



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Everyone likes the underground mutants better than the family.  Family is fine, just not as interesting.  :D


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

Interesting development about the Struckers.

Never realized they actually gave Blink pointy ears in this because of the way she wears her hair until she mentioned it. Sure enough: http://thegifted.wik..._Chung_ears.jpg

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