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@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.


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#1 tec

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:27 PM

 

Looks good and a hell of a cast


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 04:54 PM

Well that's some truly awful CG.

 

And, well, I mean, it looks like Watership Down.  The animated movie at any rate.  Which, if I recall, was pretty authentic to the book.  So... yeah.

 

Hopefully they won't accidentally market it as a kids movie this time XD


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:10 PM

I mean, you have to remake it every ten years to traumatize a whole new generation of kids.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:17 PM

Yeah, that looks redundant but serviceable and I'll certainly check it out. That animation does look really rough in places though, like that chase scene shot. (Could have been much, much worse on the visual front alone - it would only take a very little cartoonish stylization of the rabbits to ruin it utterly and they resisted.)
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

I think for a TV type budget the CG looks fine


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

no thank you good day



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:24 PM

I haven't seen the animated movie in 25+ years so I'm not reflexively against a remake, but yikes, there's no cast good enough to make up for that CGI.



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:05 PM

I'm not convinced the story of WD can stand another retelling, especially one that seems like a near-reshoot of the first cartoon. It's like one of the new Disney "lifeless-action" remakes but with worse CGI.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 01:56 AM

In the movie arrangement it's a retelling of Exodus (unintended blah blah blah) so er, I'm guessing it'll hold up for one more.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:40 AM

So how are they going to handle the destruction of the warren scene?  Not sure cgi can make even get close to how nightmarish it is in the original.



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Posted 13 December 2018 - 11:00 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

I seen the original film, mutable times and for the longest time I never knew it was based on a book until a few years ago when I came across a copy while working in a chairty shop, so I nabbed it and found in the book far more than that been in the film, much more to the world than that been in the film. I am intersted to see this adaption of the story, I do hope the PC people do not ruin this, (much like Doctor Who went dramatically downhill in its resent series), after all the story in general is rather dark, as for the CGI, I really hope what in the trailer is polished up a bit more, thou it does kind of look like a fair amount of the budget got spent on the voice cast but we'll see when it airs over christmas!

 

A fun fact about the original film, it has a character use a swear word, yet the film still remains rated U on top of the fact blood is shown on the rabbits during their fights, of course, I suspect the original will remain a timeless classic while this is likely to look ugly in like ten or twenty years time as CGI animation advances!


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 02:02 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:20 PM

What swear word is in the original WD? In English or Rabbitese?

 

Neither, its a Seagull saying it, the word is "**** off"


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:04 AM

Well thing is this the new "less violent, more PC, family friendly" Watership down.

Is their next project going to be an uplifting and cheerful retelling of Animal Farm?


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Plague Dogs. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 07:34 AM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:33 AM

I've never seen it, so I don't understand how this is so beloved.  Isn't it just a story about rabbits murdering each other?



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 09:55 AM

You could say that about the entire history of mankind.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:14 AM

The entire history of mankind is just a story about rabbits murdering each other?


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