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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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#2041 Pale Rider

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:57 AM

Active, sure, but anything like a series of big budget Hollywood tentpoles?   I'm sure he'd appreciate the job more than Hugo Weaving did.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 11:58 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:11 PM

Does Cullen even get a whole lot of money from these compared to other voice-acting jobs? Actor salaries can be ridiculously uneven, especially when it comes to big budget projects.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 12:14 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:18 PM

Probably not as much as an A-list celebrity, but probably more than the average cartoon voice actor.  I imagine his talent agent has taken advantage of the fact that he's now the definitive voice of Optimus Prime to negotiate a handsome paycheck for each movie.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:26 PM

I'm a bit doubtful about this. I can't find any source for Cullen discussing it, but a website on celebrity net worths puts him at $6 million, way below Welker's $15 million.

edit: Also, Welker's credits aren't just random small-name things. He was the top-grossing actor in history back in 2011. This seems to be a ranking of actors based on "how much money has all their movies and shows put together made" rather than "how much money they actually got", but he's far from an "average voice actor".

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 12:33 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:38 PM

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:09 PM

Sure, but that doesn't exactly put your assertions on solid ground either.

I have a hard time believing that Cullen even has much negotiating power since getting back into the role doesn't seem to have opened up other opportunities for him.

Being Optimus Prime certainly hasn't given him the status of say, any Marvel movie lead, considering that the paychecks those guys get are big enough to publicly discuss.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 03 June 2019 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

I'm not sure what point you're trying to make since I never suggested that Cullen was suddenly an A-list voice actor getting tons of work now.  I'd say he's more like Kevin Conroy, but even he doesn't get starring roles in big budget live-action films like Cullen does.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 01:42 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 02:03 PM

. . . This just makes me want to hear Kevin Conroy and Peter Cullen working together on an original project.

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.

 

Exactly.  I just want to see Welker's long career pay off in the form of a big role with an equally big payday.  Besides, who doesn't want to hear his Megatron verbally sparring with Cullen's Optimus in a live-action film while we still can?

 

If only Chris Latta were still with us...


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:44 PM

Are Galvatron and Megatron in AoE and TLK just, like, not considered prominent enough to count for Welker here?

Like sure it's less sheer screentime than Cullen, but he was definitely there. Plus Soundwave and others in the previous two movies.



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Posted 03 June 2019 - 05:51 PM

Welker's secret has always been that he works like a maniac and is spread all over the spectrum in terms of roles.  Cullen does far less, but tends to get paid well for what voices he does now since he's nearly retired aside from voicing Optimus.


I watched the day after tomorrow the other day and he did the wolf "voices"

The man gets hired to growl for cgi animals!

At least i think it was day after tomorrow. Ive only watched a couple movies recently so im sure it was that one  :drunk


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 06:50 PM

Are Galvatron and Megatron in AoE and TLK just, like, not considered prominent enough to count for Welker here?

 

Not really.  I gave up on the Bay movies after DotM so I didn't see the last two.  Bringing in Welker by then was too little too late.

 

This reboot is a second chance though.


Edited by Pale Rider, 03 June 2019 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 11:05 PM

So, you're saying you want to see Welker voice Megatron/Galvatron in these movies like how Cullen has done for Optimus, but not when it's in movies you personally don't want to watch?

 

Okay then.


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 08:31 AM

Yep.  I like certain actors, but I don't watch bad movies just to see them.  I'd rather see them in good movies.  What's strange about that?



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:17 AM

Eh, that I understand.  If the Marx Brothers showed up in Twilight somehow, I'm still not sitting through Twilight just to see the Marx Brothers.


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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:21 AM

Yep.  I like certain actors, but I don't watch bad movies just to see them.  I'd rather see them in good movies.  What's strange about that?

 

The fact that you haven't seen those movies doesn't somehow automatically negate their existence.

 

You said wanted Welker and Megs/Galvy in these movies; we cited two that he was in. You don't count those because you didn't see them; well, that's pretty arbitrary, bad movies or not.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:23 AM

You're taking an objective approach and he's taking a subjective approach.  I don't see the problem here.  He's not saying they didn't happen.  He's just saying he'd prefer it to happen in a movie he'd like to watch.


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#2059 Pale Rider

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, when did I "negate" anything?  I don't deny that the Bay movies exist.



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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:00 PM

we would LIKE to though!


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