Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  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.


Photo
- - - - -

MST3K Coming Back Via Kickstarter


454 replies to this topic

#41 Mouse_Pad

Mouse_Pad

    It's a nice day for a...

  • Citizen
  • 9219 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Memphis, TN

Posted 16 November 2015 - 01:30 PM

Comedian Jonah Ray has been tapped as the next host.  He's a very funny comic and I think he's a great choice.

 

(something something another white guy something diversity something)



#42 Spark

Spark
  • Citizen
  • 39139 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 16 November 2015 - 03:30 PM

I've seen him on @Midnight.  Probably a pretty good fit.


Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

#43 Wheelimus

Wheelimus

    And we're back to meh

  • Administrator
  • 34877 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:28 PM

6 grand from meeting the first goal of 2 mil. I think the promise of free downloads made the difference. Should be met within an hour.



#44 Destron D-69

Destron D-69

    Confused? Its a Mayhem thing

  • Supporter
  • 62285 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:35 PM

White guys need work too ...

 

but what do I know, I'm just a white guy.



#45 tec

tec

    classic

  • Supporter
  • 31276 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:27 PM

We are getting new eps 2 mill reached woot!


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#46 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 28687 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:30 PM

I get the feeling if they used a black comedian there'd be some outcry about the premise of shooting a black guy into space.

#47 tec

tec

    classic

  • Supporter
  • 31276 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Walk'n towards it
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 16 November 2015 - 11:38 PM

Neil Degrasse Tyson: Whats wrong with sending a black guy into space?


Visit my store! Vintage toys (SW/ST/TFs Collectables)

www.vintagenerdvana.com

Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Are you telling me that tec has a job? I thought his sole reasons for existence are cheesecake and horrible grammar.-Shadowman024

 


#48 Blot

Blot

    Grumble grumble complain grouse.

  • Citizen
  • 8215 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:47 AM

Jonah Who?

#49 Paladin

Paladin

    Have Zord, Will Travel

  • Citizen
  • 12442 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canton, Michigan
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:25 PM

First goal reached. Three new episodes! :D


Stuff for sale; every little bit helps. :) https://www.allspark.com/forums/topic/143212-for-sale-3p-mp-potp-super-sentai-stuff TWITTER: Paladin4221

#50 Mouse_Pad

Mouse_Pad

    It's a nice day for a...

  • Citizen
  • 9219 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Memphis, TN

Posted 17 November 2015 - 02:36 PM

Don't stop pledging.  More money means more episodes and hopefully more of a chance that a network or streaming service will take notice.



#51 Scavgraphics

Scavgraphics

    Sometimes bad ponies make the best good ponies!

  • Supporter
  • 6393 posts
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:13 PM

I've seen him on @Midnight.  Probably a pretty good fit.

 

His own show doing stand up at the comic store is just dire..

 

Jonah Who?

 

He's one of Chris Hardwick's hangers on...



#52 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 28687 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 November 2015 - 05:25 PM

Kinda floating at just past the original goal. I think with the announced changes folks just don't want to push the boat out.



#53 Wheelimus

Wheelimus

    And we're back to meh

  • Administrator
  • 34877 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:15 PM

With the usual spike in these things at the end I think 3 million is a sure thing and 4 isn't out of the question, but I do wonder if it gets to 5. I think a lot of people are not buying the line about this likely being MST3K's swan song if a full season isn't funded and want to see what the new show is going to look like first, which could account for it slowing after the first goal was reached.

 

If I were Joel and could afford it since the 3 episodes are a sure thing I'd go ahead and start work on #1 so that I could post an extended preview before the drive closes. Even if it's just 5 minutes if it looks and feels like MST3K even with the new cast people will get behind it.

 

Still pretty impressive that they've raised 2.5 million nearly to bring back a show that the entertainment industry didn't see fit to resurrect after all these years.



#54 Corgsopal

Corgsopal

    Hanging 'round amorphous mounds

  • Supporter
  • 5736 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Fixin' ta Boo Boo.
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 22 November 2015 - 06:17 PM

I'm glad it's going to be a new cast. Roughly $3Million in two weeks is nothing to sneeze at. A lot of times there's a lull in the middle, at least for the ones I've followed. I need to find a job right now, and if I do before the campaign ends I will contribute.
Reclaim the suffix.

#55 Master Fwiffo

Master Fwiffo

    HUZZAH!

  • Retired Staff
  • 21175 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:The Lost Light
  • Faction::Minicon

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:24 PM

https://www.kickstar.../posts/1423502/

New mini goal, and the new Mad, Servi and Crow announced!


He wants Felicia Day to be the Mad.


Ahem.


THIS MUST HAPPEN.
  • tec likes this

ty3jHaa.jpg


#56 Random Items

Random Items

    Just this once, everybody lives!

  • Retired Staff
  • 10452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Calgary, AB - Canada

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:25 PM

http://spinoff.comic...as-new-villain/

 

 

Now we know who will be tormenting Jonah and his robot friends with cheesy movies — Felicia Day.

 

Hodgson revealed Felicia Day’s involvement — as well as the new voices behind Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo — in his latest Kickstarter update. Day will play Kinga Forrester, the daughter of original “MST3K” villain Dr. Clayton Forrester (and the granddaughter of the series’ other prominent villain, Pearl Forrester). Day’s involvement came about after a meeting between her and Hodgson at Salt Lake Comic Con.



#57 HomelessOne

HomelessOne

    Veda Terminal

  • Citizen
  • 4732 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:29 PM

A solid "eh" from me, to be honest.


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss


#58 HellCat

HellCat

    Opinionated idiot

  • Citizen
  • 28687 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 November 2015 - 02:55 PM

He wanted a red head female mastermind who can be charming and terrifying? Was Homeless not considered?



#59 ZacWilliam1

ZacWilliam1
  • Citizen
  • 17337 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ct. USA
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 23 November 2015 - 03:03 PM


I really want this to get a full 12 ep season. It sounds awesome.

Sadly like a number of other Kickstarters in Nov and Dec in previous years it's a terrible time for it. I've got too many holiday gifts to buy to donate to anything till Jan. :(

ZacWilliam, I just have to hope enough other folks want 12 eps as much as I do...
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.


#60 Ironbite

Ironbite

    I might be a touch....angry

  • Supporter
  • 28136 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Between the cracks in your wall
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 23 November 2015 - 05:48 PM

I....kinda don't want Crow and Servo back but new bots.  Same format, different gears if you get my meaning.

 

Ironbite-that way people won't bitch when the voices are off.


xC9l3eY.gif




Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users