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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:50 AM

Thats why i said if they can fix the forge :p

As for the gauntlet being useless without the stones, whos to say they wont be trying to get them from thanos to use to put everything back? Thanos' gauntlet is toast, or at least severly damaged. Assuming the only way to undo what was done is to use another gauntlet, then theres potentially one just waiting to be made

They didnt need to SHOW a mold or whatever it was when eitri says he made it for thanos. Showing it is redundant unless its gonna figure into endgame in a chekovs gun kinda thing

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

went to see bumblebee earlier and talked to the manager about doing a double feature with infinity war and endgame. its something she said shed like to do, and that she would look into it. heres hoping!


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:49 AM

Okay, I just woke up from this dream and I have to post about it. It's very rare that I recall dreams with such clarity, and this is the most fitting topic I can post it in.



So, I had a dream that I was watching an unknown Avengers movie with someone, I'm not sure who. It seemed to be part of some box set. What's more, I seem to be playing this film on a carosel-like DVD or Blu-ray player, which had a lid that was somewhat fiddly to set in place properly.

I recall the scene that was playing during the pause screen before the movie is started featured Iron Man trying to get in touch with someone, possibly Captain America, and failing to reach him. Exasperated, Tony muttered "fine, I'll do it myself" before hitting his afterburners and flying into danger, as he prepared to attack unknown forces that were swarming and attacking an aircraft carrier. I think it may have been a helicarrier, and thus its probably based off of the events in the first film, although the carrier was in the water.

I also remember what seemed to have been outtakes from a scene where Loki and Thor were somewhere out in the woods, very close to the edge of what appeared to be a sunny clearing, camping out. And Loki had made breakfast on some sort of grill. He told Thor good morning, as he was cooking, wearing his normal somewhat fancy Loki-clothing I might add.

Thor was eating what appeared to be a stack of pancakes that he had speared with his fork, and was eating them in a circle, making his way inward towards the center of the stack, and I recall saying "...as Thor eats a stack of pancakes like a friggin popsicle!"

As it turns out there were hot dogs in between the pancakes here and there, and Thor was going on about how good it was, and Loki mentioned he knew that if anyone would appreciate his cooking, it was Thor.

The scene continued, and I recalled wondering if Thor had any actual taste refinement, or if he was the type to just eat anything. If it was the latter, that would totally explain Loki's attitude towards his cooking.

Thor went on to make an "aaaak!" sound that made the audience think he might be choking, but as it turns out he was trying to think and whatever he was trying to express was right on the tip of his brain but he couldn't quite get it out. As he wracked his brain, he leaned back and frustratedly tapped his forehead with the palm of his free right-hand. He said something along the lines of the following!:

"Ah! And what is this wonderful seasoning, that tastes like the rare fermented thousand-year-old fruit of an -unintelligible-?"

Loki went on to say, if I'm recalling correctly, that it was Worcestershire sauce. Yeah, Worcestershire sauce on a stack of hot dog pancakes.

Anyway, Thor continued to comment on how good the food was, and in what seemed to be the blooper portion of the outtake, one of his complimentary asides about the food was "NO hepatitis c...", implying that Asgardians can taste disease organisms in their food, which would affect the flavor of what they were eating, but otherwise was absolutely harmless to them.

That must have been the point that people started cracking up and the Crew starts laughing and yells to cut the scene.

Yeah... now I'm kind of mad that this scene doesn't exist. 🤣

Edited by CORVUS, 13 January 2019 - 05:52 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

Thor's totally the kind of guy who would spear a stack of pancakes and eat them like that.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 05:53 AM

I know, right??
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 04:53 PM

Having thought about this scene all day, another contender for "Spear the Pancakes"...Drax.



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:16 PM

Of course Drax would spear the pancakes. If he doesn't, then Rocket will take them before he can eat them.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

Just realized - Loki probably would use Maple Syrup on the pancakes but TELL Thor he used Worcestershire, as a giggle.

 

Then Thor just innocently puts Worcestershire sauce on pancakes (Much to the mute horror of the other Avengers. Banner makes a move to tell Thor, but Strange hushes him, oddly curious), Loki gets a Cheshire grin, Thor takes a bite, pauses, slow chews...eyes lock on Loki.

 

"Brother, you lied to me."

 

Loki, barely able to stifle a laugh, begins to make a grandiose proclamation but suddenly registers the big, stupid grin on Thor's face. Worcestershire sauce dribbling from the corners of his mouth.

 

"This is better!"

 

Loki is stunned, the Avengers are stunned, Strange chuckles a little. Peter frantically grabs for the Worcestershire.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:08 PM

...Which Peter? ;)


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:12 AM

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:07 AM

I meant Parker, but yeah both is good.



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:38 AM

Now, supposing that there was only one stack of pancakes left and both Thor and Drax were to spear it with their forks at the same time...

 

 

Civil War 3?

 

 

(CW2 is obviously between the two Peters' opposing views over Footloose)


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:08 PM


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 07:52 AM

...well, Thanos could do worse than picking Maggie for a new daughter.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

if captain marvel swoops in and is the one that ends thanos, im gonna be REALLY disappointed. it should be one of the originals and has earned the victory.

 

thnk of it this way-if you were playing a game for hours upon hourse, doing all the hard work to get through it, only to come to the end boss only to have some character you didnt even know was in the game comes in a finishes it off for you. you wouldnt be happy. you did all the work, put in all that time, only to have someone else pretty much finish it for you. you wouldnt be happy. thats how ill feel if this happens


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:58 AM

With the Milano seemingly out of commission, I suspect Captain Marvel is being used as the means to get to Thanos, rather than the means to end Thanos.



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Posted 22 January 2019 - 02:06 PM

i certainly hope thats the case


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

if captain marvel swoops in and is the one that ends thanos, im gonna be REALLY disappointed. it should be one of the originals and has earned the victory.

 

thnk of it this way-if you were playing a game for hours upon hourse, doing all the hard work to get through it, only to come to the end boss only to have some character you didnt even know was in the game comes in a finishes it off for you. you wouldnt be happy. you did all the work, put in all that time, only to have someone else pretty much finish it for you. you wouldnt be happy. thats how ill feel if this happens

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 07:32 AM

With the Milano seemingly out of commission, I suspect Captain Marvel is being used as the means to get to Thanos, rather than the means to end Thanos.

Benatar.  The Milano's repairs were never completed by Rocket after it crashed on Ego's planet.

Wait, so technically you're not wrong. But the Guardians' ship in Infinity War is called the Benatar.


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Posted 25 January 2019 - 05:35 PM

Ah. I actually haven't watched Volume 2 (and watched GotG once in theaters). Didn't realize it was a different ship.


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