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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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Disney's "CHRISTOPHER ROBIN" movie plot details


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#1 Paladin

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

So yeah, "Winnie The Pooh" is the next big Disney property to join the live-action remakes club.

 

Jim Cummings is still Pooh, Alan Tudyk is the new Tigger & Brad Garret the new Eeyore. Ewan MacGregor has the title role.

 

As for the plot, well...

 

Similar to Peter Pan in 1991's Hook, Christopher has lost his sense of imagination due to the responsibilities of adulthood, with his boss pushing him to prioritize work over family. After Christopher's wife, Evelyn, and their daughter, Madeline, move away, that's when Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Tigger and the other 100 Acre Wood citizens find their way back into his life.

 

https://amp.cinemabl...eeyore-and-more

 

way to go Disney. I'm sure the world today really needed more dark depressing Pooh...


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:36 AM

Isn't this just that Robin Williams Peter Pan movie?


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 10:43 AM

This feels inappropriate considering how the real Christopher Robin got fed up with how Pooh affected his life.

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:22 PM

Isn't this just the story of a man having a work-induced psychotic breakdown?


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:28 PM

Wait, Ewan McGregor?

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:34 PM

Voice cast is pretty damn awesome so far.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:41 PM

Hmm.. Are they trying to sidestep the problem of Rabbit and Owl being real animals by not including them?




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Posted 21 August 2017 - 02:46 PM

"and the other 100 Acre Wood citizens"


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:25 PM

Ugh, this sounds like it'll be a really hard Pooh to take. :p



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:40 PM

I'll love this movie when someone on YouTube just cuts nearly the entire thing in after Ewan MacGregor gets high in Trainspotting.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

As much as I love Disney for the current generation of Marvel and Star Wars flicks, some of the other stuff that gets green-lit seem like really odd choices.  This, a live-action Pete's Dragon, a second live-action Alice in Wonderland.  But for some reason we can't get a sequel to TRON: Legacy?



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:13 PM

Tron Legacy is just another sequel to a live action movie (and not a particularly great one either).  They're trying to bank on their animated properties here and the nostalgia that comes with them, like Beauty & The Beast.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

legacy wasnt a great movie, but i enjoyed it and was eager to see where it was going to go. especially after seeing the mcp easter egg


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 04:40 PM

80s nostalgia still mostly reigns supreme compared to other decades (though the early 90s is starting to creep in there), and I'd estimate there's more nostalgia for TRON than Pete's Dragon or Alice in Wonderland.  Legacy didn't perform as well as the first live-action Alice, but I'd be willing to bet a sequel wouldn't have bombed the way Alice through the Looking Glass did.  Rather than just being another tired vehicle for a weird Johnny Depp role (which Disney banks on far too often), Legacy actually had a decent chunk of fans and got people interested in where the story might be going.

 

Not to say I don't like any of Disney's live-action adaptations.  I've really enjoyed those based on their A-list flicks... The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast.  I'm really hoping they get around to Aladdin and the Little Mermaid.  Just that some of these recent live action movies, mostly those based on Disney's lesser properties, seem like strange choices.  And judging by the dismal box office of efforts like Pete's Dragon, Alice 2 and The BFG, I'd say audiences tend to agree.

 

Mostly I'd just really like another Daft Punk TRON score.


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 21 August 2017 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2017 - 05:23 PM

Pete's Dragon didn't do well? That's a shame, it was really good, even though it wasn't as good as Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:22 PM

Pete's Dragon didn't do well? That's a shame, it was really good, even though it wasn't as good as Jungle Book or Beauty and the Beast.

IIRC it made its production budget back, but the amount made after was so marginal there's a slim chance it could have lost a little once the production budget was factored in. 

 

It was up against stiff competition (at least locally) and didn't get a lot of advertising by way of comparison. 



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 01:49 AM

IIRC it made its production budget back,


once the production budget was factored in.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:49 AM

Just smile and nod and edge your way toward the door.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Pete's Dragon made $140 million on $65 million, with probably a lower marketing budget given how few people knew it existed, so it probably managed $20-30 million in profit.  So what he says is basically true.


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Posted 22 August 2017 - 09:49 AM

So do we know who in the casting department Alan Tudyk is sleeping with?


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