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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 27 August 2018 - 08:28 PM

I feel a little sorry for Dean.  It's like some of his innocence has died.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:16 PM

Havent seen the new ep yet but from the last ep, I realized that Farhenheit the super sonic man is a parody homage to Freddie Mercury with speed powers cuz Mercury is a speedster god.

 

edit - saw the new ep.  Pleeeeeease don't do the love triangle thing.  But it would be interesting to see the daughter of fake Dr. Strange come back for some daughter daughter fights (muhahahaha!).  I didn't realize Sirena has a mutation.  Or Brown Widow was decently competent.  And, speak of the devil, I'm tickled that the Think Tank is still alive!  and we saw a superhero!  (what's their connection?)

 

I recognized Paul Atriedes (from Dune).  Von Helping is very cool.  What happened to Hank's tenants?

 

Fave part was the glass shattering, hahahaha

 

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

Wow, that was a cool episode to get things back on track.

 

Poor Hank. He is totally going to get his heart broken, and maybe become a super villain.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 08:02 AM

Havent seen the new ep yet but from the last ep, I realized that Farhenheit the super sonic man is a parody homage to Freddie Mercury with speed powers cuz Mercury is a speedster god.

 

edit - saw the new ep.  Pleeeeeease don't do the love triangle thing.  But it would be interesting to see the daughter of fake Dr. Strange come back for some daughter daughter fights (muhahahaha!).  I didn't realize Sirena has a mutation.  Or Brown Widow was decently competent.  And, speak of the devil, I'm tickled that the Think Tank is still alive!  and we saw a superhero!  (what's their connection?)

 

I recognized Paul Atriedes (from Dune).  Von Helping is very cool.  What happened to Hank's tenants?

 

Fave part was the glass shattering, hahahaha

 

How many eps is this season?

 

I'm pretty sure Hank's tenants are now dead.  Killed by Brock and Hatred.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:22 AM

I only saw the Tolerance ep today. Where are the comments? It's a GREAT episode!

Three different things happening at the same time. Dean revisiting the Halloween guy and finding that red Helper, that was soul searching but... it didn't help the poor Helper. He's still just satisfied with staying. But could someone explain how being called Rusty gave Dean an epiphany to appreciate his dad? I missed something there.

Dermot was a surprise! Upgrade! How in the world did he get in OSI when they wouldn't even let Hank in, even though he is majorly qualified? And the lovelorn pair? So sad. But man, they reeeeeally need more female voice actors.

Rusty mediating DID kick ass! I was impressed. For once. Good job.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 12:53 PM

Three different things happening at the same time. Dean revisiting the Halloween guy and finding that red Helper, that was soul searching but... it didn't help the poor Helper. He's still just satisfied with staying. But could someone explain how being called Rusty gave Dean an epiphany to appreciate his dad? I missed something there.

 

Because that means that Rusty is a clone, too (possibly of Jonas Sr, since I could totally see Jonas doing something like that).

 


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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:10 PM

Nah, Rusty isn't a clone (he IS probably Monarch's half-brother, though).  More that it was sort of the last nudge towards realizing how horribly Jonas Sr. treated people (and robots), and what a crappy life his own dad must've had.

 

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 05:13 PM

 

Three different things happening at the same time. Dean revisiting the Halloween guy and finding that red Helper, that was soul searching but... it didn't help the poor Helper. He's still just satisfied with staying. But could someone explain how being called Rusty gave Dean an epiphany to appreciate his dad? I missed something there.

 

Because that means that Rusty is a clone, too (possibly of Jonas Sr, since I could totally see Jonas doing something like that).

 

 

 

That totally flew by me until you mentioned it.  I doubt Rusty is a clone of Jonas, more likely the clone vat technology that Rusty used for his boys was a leftover device of his dad's, much like most of his other inventions.



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Posted 09 September 2018 - 06:26 PM

Nah, Rusty isn't a clone (he IS probably Monarch's half-brother, though).  More that it was sort of the last nudge towards realizing how horribly Jonas Sr. treated people (and robots), and what a crappy life his own dad must've had.
 
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You missed the part when Red Helper is saying goodbye and calls Dean Rusty. So if he was under the impression that Dean was Rusty and confirmed that he was a clone thinking Dean was Rusty than that implied that Rusty was cloned as well.

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 09:17 PM

No, I didn't miss that, I just discounted it.

 

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:15 PM

Yeah, the implication via Relper is definitely that Rusty is some sort of clone or otherwise artificially created/augmented being.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 11:00 PM

The biggest problem with the idea that Rusty has also been repeatedly cloned is the existence of JJ. I dont think Jonas Sr would have intentionally replicated a tumor in Rusty

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 01:26 AM

I didn't catch the Rusty clone implication at all. Hmm, I dunno if Jonas would care enough to clone Rusty but he did save the Blue Morpho for a while before forgetting him. Maybe he cloned him once and the case it not like the multiple deaths that Dean and Hank got into?

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:18 AM

I suppose Jonas Jr. could have been the result of imperfect cloning tech?  But I think it was more a case of Relper drawing too close a parallel between "made via SCIENCE" and "made via normal human reproduction."  Jonas Sr. did make both Rusty and the HELPER series, just in different ways.

 

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:16 PM

But the Master knew cloning resulted in deformities. It may have been a checkovs gun about rusty being a clone. JJ may be why he stopped cloning.
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Posted 10 September 2018 - 02:57 PM

I only saw the Tolerance ep today. Where are the comments? It's a GREAT episode!

Three different things happening at the same time. Dean revisiting the Halloween guy and finding that red Helper, that was soul searching but... it didn't help the poor Helper. He's still just satisfied with staying. But could someone explain how being called Rusty gave Dean an epiphany to appreciate his dad? I missed something there.

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I thought it might have something to do with knowing more about the Helpers than being mistaken for his dad.



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Posted 10 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

I only saw the Tolerance ep today. Where are the comments? It's a GREAT episode!

Three different things happening at the same time. Dean revisiting the Halloween guy and finding that red Helper, that was soul searching but... it didn't help the poor Helper. He's still just satisfied with staying. But could someone explain how being called Rusty gave Dean an epiphany to appreciate his dad? I missed something there.

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I thought it might have something to do with knowing more about the Helpers than being mistaken for his dad.

Wait... You mean like Dean learned that Helpers were mistreated and when Relper mistook him for his dad, Dean realized that Rusty actually visited Ben and Relper in the past. Like, his dad was also looking for emotional support and someone to talk to, same as what Dean did?

So he empathized with his dad, knowing they grew up kinda the same?

Hmm... maybe that's the intended take away too?

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 10:22 PM

That seems more likely than "Rusty is a clone," yeah.

 

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:46 AM

This last episode was great.  I love to hate Augustus St. Cloud, and the whole pathetic level 1 arching going on with Quizboy is amazing.  That's some good classic Venture Bros. right there.





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