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@  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".

@  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.


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#321 Exatron

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:01 PM

Question, is anyone actually hyped/excited for Ep9?

 

It's a tossup what gets the bigger meh from me between Episode IX and Endgame. The question though gets me to wondering what's coming up that does get me excited. And looking ahead, I see... nothing. Nothing I see releasing this year gets me excited. Nothing I can think of coming after this year gets me excited. I'm sad now.

 

Interestingly, looking at the Rotten Tomatoes list of upcoming movies reveals they still haven't removed Justice League Part 2 from their list. I've now also had my anger at how badly WB has botched the DCEU renewed.

 

At least there's Netflix.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:00 PM

I'm super excited for IX. I'm just not thinking about it yet cause Endgame comes first. One awesome super exciting Geek Epic conclusion at a time.

-ZacWilliam, but once that's past, I loved Force Awakens lots and Last Jedi was even better. Amazing stuff. Can't wait to see how it all ends.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:06 PM

I'm looking forward to IX.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:07 PM

I feel like there will be some parts of this film I really like, and some parts of this film I won't like.

I say that because its been my general view on the Sequels, I like them but I get the feeling they could be better.


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:34 PM

Here's a problem with IX it's the last movie in a trilogy.  That's supposed to be the end.  Answer all the questions and finish things off but it feels like The Last Jedi did that so what is supposed to happen in IX.



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:44 PM

The Phantom Menace turns 20 in a couple of months.

How excited were you when you heard that the Phantom Menace was coming out? Did you camp out in front of the theater? What did you think when you finished watching it in the theater?


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:48 PM

I camped out for tickets (3rd in line)

 

Attack of the clones I camped out even longer (1st) and made a bit of splash on National TV


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:02 PM

I was in kindergarten at the time, and I don't think I comprehended the plot of the movie at all.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:14 PM

I'll be very excited for IX when we get closer. First I've got Endgame and GOT.

(Between those and IDW ending, it really has been a season of pruning a lot of interests. I read all of the Expanse books, watched all of Rick & Morty and The Americans. Am I supposed to pretend to care about the DCCU's hints of Darkseid? Cos I don't....)

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:07 PM

I was 10 or so when Phantom Menace came out, which was like the perfect age to be. Old enough to have seen the originals (both pre and post Special Edition) but young enough to be rather forgiving of the prequels' flaws. I can only imagine how thing would've been if I were just a few years older...


IX I have no interest in, apart from hearing how JJ deals with what TLJ did. I mean how do you wrap up a trilogy (much less a nine film saga) when the penultimate episode basically tosses out any potential plot threads?

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:51 AM

Here's a problem with IX it's the last movie in a trilogy.  That's supposed to be the end.  Answer all the questions and finish things off but it feels like The Last Jedi did that so what is supposed to happen in IX.

 

That's just one of the many, many, many problems that film has, its plainly obvious that the writer didn't have a clue what they were doing and it shows in the final product!


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:09 AM

Oh so you've gone and already seen IX?  Tell me how was it?  Any good spoilers?

 

Ironbite-I'm really curious to know how you got into the premiere. 


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 12:39 PM

Question, is anyone actually hyped/excited for Ep9?

 

Not at all.  I thought Force Awakens was a disaster, and Last Jedi obliterated any chance to redeem the story for me, so I've written off the franchise.  



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:40 PM

Im halfway convinced Shadows of the Empire was the last great Star Wars story


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:44 PM

I'm really excited for episode 9.  I love the story so far being told through episodes 7 and 8.  Interested to see the conclusion of this.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 01:47 PM

I'm terribly afraid that IX is going to backtrack on the great things that happened in TLJ.

 

I'm also afraid that the story is going to be contorted around the repurposed Carrie Fisher footage.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 02:15 PM

The Phantom Menace turns 20 in a couple of months.

How excited were you when you heard that the Phantom Menace was coming out? Did you camp out in front of the theater? What did you think when you finished watching it in the theater?

 

We lied to ourselves for a while.  It wasn't until it came out on home video 6 months later that we began to realize how awful it actually was.  But new Star Wars anything was a huge deal back then.  It wasn't just a given there would be a new movie every year, so it was a special event.  The hype was beyond anything before.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

Im halfway convinced Shadows of the Empire was the last great Star Wars story


I liked it fine originally, but revisited it recently and in retrospect the Shadows of the Empire novel was terrible. Absolute garbage. Toys were neat for the era. Video Game had some very cool bits on Hoth but not much after that. The Main story in the novel though is worse than the worst of the Prequels.

Now "Knights of the Old Republic" is a video game with an Awesome story. It's easily up there with Empire and Last Jedi as some of the best Star Wars storytelling anywhere ever.

-ZacWilliam, hopefully someday it gets remastered.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:12 PM

Man so many down on the sequel trilogy. I get that the movies are polarizing but are they really the worst that's come out? I still think the prequels are still there for me.



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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:24 PM

Man so many down on the sequel trilogy. I get that the movies are polarizing but are they really the worst that's come out? I still think the prequels are still there for me.


The sequels are great. Prequels less so. I've probably posted this before. But Star Wars rated IMO:

-Best Star War-
Empire Strikes Back - 100
Star Wars - 100
Last Jedi - 099
Force Awakens - 098
KotOR (Bioware) - 097
Return of the Jedi - 095
Solo - 095
SW: Rebels - 094

-Ok, But not my personal Fav-
SW: Clone Wars - 085
Rogue One - 080
Resistance (S1) - 075

-Really should have been better-
Phantom Menace - 057
Attack of the Clones - 048
Revenge of the Sith - 046
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