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@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:59 AM

Regarding Green Arrow's arrows, are they non-fatal?  As several guys, including the Flash, were shot with them?  Those two in the Flash's back would have done some serious damage.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:05 AM

It's not the arrows, it's where they land.  But yeah for the most part a huge plot point for Arrow has been Oliver taking 'non lethal' routes.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:15 AM

Also, the Flash's powers allow him to "speed-heal" from injuries that would be much more damaging to non-metahumans.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:24 AM

For those who watched this and also currently still watch The Flash, recall how earlier in this season Nora showed Barry a newspaper from 2049. Said newspaper featured an article that mentioned the forthcoming event that this three-parter is building up to, so this big event has been in the works for a while now.

 

That article is referencing the "Flash Missing in Crisis" article that's been part of the show since the beginning. And is from 2024, so probably not actually about next year's Crisis crossover. 



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 10:52 AM

Unlike the 2024 article we've been seeing since season 1, though, that new 2049 article draws explicit connections (beyond the presence of red skies) between the 'Crisis in 2024' and Crisis on Infinite Earths, though, mentioning Psycho-Pirate and the "worlds lived, worlds died" tagline.

I'm guessing that future events - perhaps this season's Flash finale - are going to further alter the timeline and cause the crisis to happen five years earlier.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:05 PM

Was watching this with my mom and sister when I caught the classic 60's Batman reference in part 2, when Kara picked up the Shakespeare Bust out of the box in Bruce's office.  It looked just like the one that 60's Bruce used, tilting the head back and flipping the switch to open up the secret entrance to the Batcave.

 

I was surprised my mom didn't catch that before me, since she grew up with the 60's Batman. :D


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 07:59 PM

I must admit, I was surprised by the teaser at the end. I thought THIS was supposed to be their version of that, but no, they're going whole-hog on it.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:18 AM

Regarding Green Arrow's arrows, are they non-fatal?  As several guys, including the Flash, were shot with them?  Those two in the Flash's back would have done some serious damage.

As I've explained repeatedly back when Arrow first started out, arrows are actually less damaging than bullets; unlike bullets, Arrows don't (usually) break off and roll around inside a body doing further damage.

Most historical deaths from arrow wounds were actually from well after getting hit, from either blood loss (arrows are designed to do more damage coming out, so they have to be removed carefully, not just grabbed-and-yanked) or infection.

In a modern setting, with paramedics less than a half-hour away and single shots to shoulders or legs, most of Oliver's victims would stand a good chance of surviving, assuming the hit wasn't instantly fatal.

(Unfortunately, mooks on the ground screaming in pain and clutching their wounds would be distracting to a modern audience raised on the "one-shot-kills" school of Hollywood gun fights. Reality is unrealistic.)

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:21 PM

I'm pretty disappointed in the whole crossover.  The first part was a lot of fun.  The trip to Gotham in part 2 was just there to introduce Batwoman, and didn't really add much to the story.  The third part was...a conclusion?  The whole third part felt kind of nonsensical.  And then it turns out the whole thing exists as a prelude to next year's big crossover.

 

There were definitely some good, fun parts in there.  But the overall story just didn't work for me.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:24 PM

 

For those who watched this and also currently still watch The Flash, recall how earlier in this season Nora showed Barry a newspaper from 2049. Said newspaper featured an article that mentioned the forthcoming event that this three-parter is building up to, so this big event has been in the works for a while now.

 

That article is referencing the "Flash Missing in Crisis" article that's been part of the show since the beginning. And is from 2024, so probably not actually about next year's Crisis crossover.

 

Why wouldn't it be? As Jalaguy points out:

 

I'm guessing that future events - perhaps this season's Flash finale - are going to further alter the timeline and cause the crisis to happen five years earlier.

 

"Crisis on Infinite Earths" in 2019 is surely the event that The CW has building up towards, hence the name-dropping of Psycho-Pirate and his on-screen debut.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

You know, for the third part being a Supergirl episode, the majority of her show's cast in the episode sure felt felt more like guest stars in their own show. :p


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 07:50 AM

Saw the three parts. Would have been better if they didn't use the name Elseworlds since it's not really Elseworldsy.

So the brain switch was just cuz Destiny wanted Flash's powers but was still figuring it out so it was just a mistake? Then he saw Supergirl (Superman wasn't there) and decided he wanted those powers instead, ok.

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:16 PM

Man, Superman is gone again? Boo.

 

At least now I don't have to wonder why Superman isn't giving Kara a hand when things get really bad in National City.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:52 PM

As much as it hurts me to have Superman gone, I prefer it over the silliness of season 1, where his only presence was on Skype, or as a fast-moving CGI effect.

The bigger issue is that National City has a large population of aliens with abilities that would be useful for attack and defense, and we've never seen any of them lift a finger/claw/tentacle when things are going bad :p

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:42 PM

Well with the Supergirl shows pretty strong anti alien climate currently its not too hard to figure out why. Im waiting for the inevitable planetary shield and the aliens are going to pay for it.



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