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@  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".

@  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.


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:26 AM

The bodyguard thing was a fakeout, wasn't it? He actually crushed the Orb or whatever it was jeez it's been a while.
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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

Yup, I remember the orb crushing thing. What I don't remember is how Jonas died.

I looooved the second ep! So much Jaws references! Everything was falling into place too! I know in an interview, the creators said that the show's main theme is failure. But i remember they said they want to move away from that. Pleeeeease let it be hope or success! I want everybody to have a happy ending somehow.

I don't recall when Monarch killed the bro though. I think I can recall the Problem reference.

Red Death is such a nice guy.

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 02:53 PM

They've never explicitly stated how Jonas died.  They've made hints about things here and there, but there's been no smoking gun.  


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:05 PM

The bodyguard thing was a fakeout, wasn't it? He actually crushed the Orb or whatever it was jeez it's been a while.

 

No, that was the same episode I believe, but that was the great grandad or something. Brock asks Jonas' former body guard about it, and it is implied that he killed jonas due to Jonas having the orb thing.


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 05:01 PM

Red Death is a nice guy, but he DOES love killing.  (Frankly, him joining the Council would be the best thing that could happen to it.)

 

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 09:36 AM

agreed.  They need someone whose fully embraced the costumed life without the mafia overtones, but is willing to take it as seriously as possible.  Quite frankly, Phantom Limb is an embarassment as a leader.


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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:38 PM

O....M....G....


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:31 AM

Latest episode really tied up about 90% of the loose threads that had been dangling for the last couple of seasons.  It was nice to get pretty satisfying answers to a lot of the mysteries and now we can keep moving forward.  To be honest, I like Venture Bros. best for its episodic comedy with occasional bits of continuity.  Lately it's seemed a little to "lore heavy," and I think this trilogy to start the season may be their way of getting out from under that.



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:57 AM

Well here's the problem.  Someone set your cyborg to evil.



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

I just realized something Rusty and his dad are a lot alike when it comes to sons.  Both have twin boys and both have a son who is a half brother to the twins.



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Posted 21 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Somehow I dont think the Monarch will take the knowledge of a Venture being his true father quite as favorably as Dermott did.

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

We all knew that Venture Sr. was a bit of a dick from previous episodes, but from what we learned here... he was downright evil.


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Posted 21 August 2018 - 04:21 PM

I see it more as being a concentrated dose of his worst side.  "A bit of a dick" is still probably the best description of him, but without seeing any of the good side in this episode (or very very little of it), all the crap he pulled on a supposed friend comes across as even worse.

 

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 05:07 PM

Venture Sr does seem to have almost psychotic level of Narcissism on display, which his contemporary fame did nothing to help

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Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:24 PM

I see it more as being a concentrated dose of his worst side.  "A bit of a dick" is still probably the best description of him, but without seeing any of the good side in this episode (or very very little of it), all the crap he pulled on a supposed friend comes across as even worse.

 

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All we've seen of him in previous episodes/flashbacks hasn't portrayed any good side to speak of.  The 'Dr. Quimm' flashback, the kids he left in the tunnels, Spanikopita... he's never really shown any honest 'good' side outside of a facade for the cameras.


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 10:46 AM

The scenes with Brock and the Guild at the diner were gold.



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Posted 22 August 2018 - 06:11 PM

Oh man.  I thoroughly enjoyed the heck out of this episode.  It makes me want to go back and watch all the previous seasons again because I've clearly forgotten a lot.

 

At the very least, I think I'll watch the episode again because it was that good.



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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:58 AM

Yeah, I need to dig out my blurays of this show and give them a watch again.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 11:38 AM

Its been a week but I just saw the third ep. Holy cow it was great! So that's how Blue Morpho was Jonas's hatchet man (I remember he did seduce Dr Zinn!). Man, I hope Vendetta Venturion is still alive. Jonas, I'm sure, still is. I'd rather have JJ come back tho. Dunno why they decided to kill him off.

I'm going to theorize that Blue Morpho is actually gay. Was he drunk when he got tricked to the orgy? He was gay as Vendatta but its better to believe that he originally was, instead of the evil switch turning him gay. Unless he was just into other mechanical men. Or Jonas programmed him to be gay as a twisted version of loving him as loyalty. I'm kidding, haha.

I kinda miss the superheroes introduced last season. Well, I miss the warrior woman. Isn't she dating Brock or did she just use him?

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 09:25 PM

I kinda miss the superheroes introduced last season. Well, I miss the warrior woman. Isn't she dating Brock or did she just use him?

 

I can't recall.  I know their love session was mostly due to the Venture 'god gas'.


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