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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?


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#41 wonko the sane?

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:16 AM

I'm probably going to pick things up next week. I don't feel bad, but I don't feel right either. We'll see how things play out.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 12:01 PM

Taking a break is sometimes the best thing you can do.

So I found that I missed a day on my spreadsheet in terms of calories, weight lifted and water drank plus I missed a zero (I put in 1300 instead of 13000 pounds lifted - huge difference!).

1/16: Upper body with my son. 200 reps + .18 walk after
Today: Lower body, 338 reps + .41 walk after
Total pounds lifted to date: 84,645
Move calories burned: 11,437
Water drank: 1,217 ounces

Miles: 61.92 + .18 + .41 = 62.51
Uppers: 2470 + 200 = 2670
Lowers: 868 + 338 = 1206
Core: 891

Edited by Kup, 17 January 2019 - 12:02 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 08:13 AM

Miles: 62.51
Uppers: 2670
Lowers:1206
Core: 891 + 94 = 985
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:00 AM

Miles: 62.51 + 2 = 64.51
Uppers: 2670 + 200 = 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985

I did a runthru of the fun run route and I can do it in 16min. C'mon, let me win first place this year! Or still second! No, first on target!

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 02:44 PM

Yesterday I did a two mile run. Today, I shoveled snow for almost an hour. Yes, I set my watch to record the workout. There was sooooo much, and it was so deep. Full body workout for sure.

Miles: 64.51 + 2 = 66.51
Uppers: 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 04:55 PM

Aye, got my full body today shoveling snow, tomorrow morning too: more cleanup to do and miserably cold as well.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 11:58 PM

4 on the elliptical Friday, 1.1 mile swim today.

 

Miles: 66.51 + 5.1 = 71.61
Uppers: 2870
Lowers:1206
Core: 985 



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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Miles: 71.61 + 3 = 74.61
Uppers: 2870 + 210 = 3090
Lowers:1206
Core: 985

Aaand it turns out the runthru I did was just half the course. We had to do it twice. I wasn't prepared. I ended up finishing 5th or 4th. The guy who kept beating me for first place in the last two runs placed 3rd. Meaning two or three new competitors entered the age category who are serious, guh.

Dang it! But just means I have train harder for next year!

The pretty ok part of the race was the guy in front of me going jog, walk, jog, walk while I was doing a steady jog. There was a guy behind me who was doing a jog, walk, jog, walk too, this time, keeping pace with me.

About three blocks from the finish line, the guy behind me finally tries to pass me. I was like 'nooooo way!' and I ran in pace until I passed him and the guy in front on me. Two blocks away from the finish, I did a semi sprint (cuz it was a looong block). Didn't see the former guy in front but former guy behind me was suddenly behind me near the last block. A bit scary but I used the last of my wind to go full on and reach the finish line first.

I was still 5th (or 4th place, since the folks only kept track of the first three placers) but it was cool.

Man, is the strategy for winning short fun runs going to be 'stay in front or stay with one of two of the leaders in front, then just surge past on the final leg? '

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

Miles: 74.61 + 8.12 = 82.73
Uppers: 3090 + 1479 = 4569
Lowers:1206 + 504 = 1710
Core: 985 + 591 =  1576

It's been a slow month running-wise, due to an injured foot. but hopefully i can get back to regular schedule. still aiming to complete a 10k


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 04:02 PM

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:05 PM

I have finally used my cross country skis. It is hard, and way different than downhill skis. I went through the park and down a little hill into a giant snowdrift, and was trapped for a few minutes. Powder is not my friend.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 08:57 AM

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?

are you saying your time sucked? a 10-minute mile at that distance, especially coming off an illness, isn't bad at all.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

Miles: 86.23 + 1.29 = 86.54
Uppers: 4569 + 223 = 4792
Lowers: 1710 + 60 = 1770
Core: 1576 + 27 = 1603


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 09:36 AM

 

Miles: 82.73 + 3.5 =  86.23
Uppers: 4569
Lowers: 1710
Core: 1576

 

Broke my back and froze my ass off shoveling snow. And I took my run this afternoon. Felt pretty good.

 

Edit: Okay, so first day back after illness and I nearly give myself an anxiety attack. I suddenly figured that 36 minutes for 3.5 miles is wrong cause I can WALK 4.5 kilometers in about 40 minutes. And I almost went nuts trying to find the damn manual to double check.

 

Yeah, it's in miles. But still, that sucked. Why is my brain this hugging broken?

are you saying your time sucked? a 10-minute mile at that distance, especially coming off an illness, isn't bad at all.

 

No, I've always pulled a 10 minute mile. I'm trying to build my endurance, so slower but no stopping at all. I don't want to run a marathon, I just don't want to jiggle when I brush my teeth. But suddenly the numbers didn't add up for me, and I couldn't remember what the manual said about the display.


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Posted 22 January 2019 - 10:12 AM

Miles: 86.54
Uppers: 4792 + 300 = 5092
Lowers: 1770
Core: 1603

Yesterday I intended to so core but the day got away from me. I did a very light mixed cardio routine.

Today was chest day.
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Posted 22 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

Miles: 86.54 + 3.5 = 90.04
Uppers: 5092
Lowers: 1770
Core: 1603

 

Beat the ten minute mile. Thanks Grifter, I pushed a little harder today.


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Posted 23 January 2019 - 09:23 PM

Miles: 90.04 + 3 + 1.35 + 1.64 + 1.05 + .93 =  98.01
Uppers: 5092 + 100 = 5192
Lowers: 1770 + 100 = 1870
Core: 1603 + 100 = 1703

 

First post of the year.  Had my flight at work doing PT after work. Some of it has been pretty easy, others have been harder.  For one, 6 rounds, run 400m, 20 reps of an exercise. (pushups, jumping jacks, squats, etc) 

 

Wife is in the hospital now getting induced so my second child, a girl, will be here by tomorrow hopefully.  No sleep tonight for me. 



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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:50 AM

Holy smokes, new baby! Woo!

Miles: 98.01 + 5 = 103.01
Uppers: 5192 + 200 = 5392
Lowers: 1870
Core: 1703

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Posted 24 January 2019 - 10:22 AM

Stomach bug: check.

Toss and turned all night: check.

Cramped up all night: check.

Do I feel like working out today? Nope. Is it possible my 451 day streak will come to an end today?

At least I didnt break another streak: I havent puked since before my wife and I got married in 05. Thought last night might be the first but I held strong.
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Posted 24 January 2019 - 11:49 AM

Alright, so I went outside at about 8.30 this morning, and wound up shoveling a massive lump of snow. We got twice what they said we would yesterday, followed by ice pellets, freezing rain and then regular rain, which is still happening. Just clearing the front of the driveway took an hour.

 

3/4's of the way through that, my mother calls: the church she works at is flooding. The company that has the contract for clearing the snow is doing a piss poor job (AGAIN!) so I go and spend two hours cutting a trench through half inch ice that's thirty feet long. THEN I get to clean out the room that was flooding, but it's not got any insulation OR heating, so I'm INSIDE shoveling wet snow.

 

Long story short: I got a nice whole body work out today, and hug the weather.


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