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@  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.

@  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.


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#41 D Immortalis

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:50 PM

the quote about mental illness really hits home...i dont WANT to empathize with the Joker...buuuuuut...


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#42 LiamA

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:50 AM

Looking at that trailer that movie could be reworked a little so it doesn't have to be a 'Batman' movie.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 10:53 AM

Got about half way through the trailer and lost interest.



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 02:43 PM

And then, right at the very end, some other guy turns out to be the Joker.

I would laugh so damned hard if it ends with him turning on a TV or something to see Jared Leto on a rampage with a news reporter going, "A man calling himself 'The Joker' is wreaking havoc across the city!"

 

Truly, the greatest joke of all.


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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:09 PM

I mean, I could see the whole thing being a story told to Dr. Quinzel to make him seem sympathetic. . .

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 04:37 PM

It could also be the story Arthur tells Doctor Quinzel, and the narrative is told in flashback format.

 

Heck, that could be Harley at the beginning - or that brief shot in a diner with Arthur and the laughing girl. (Nope, turns out looking at Wikipedia that's Zazie Beetz's character Sophie)

 

All I know is it has my interest, and I'm one of those folks who was adamant that the Joker should never have an actual backstory.



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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:05 PM

Someone needs to do that mashup.


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Posted 06 April 2019 - 02:30 PM

 

Someone needs to do that mashup.

Baby Driver got your back

 



(Can someone please embed that so the joke lands)

 


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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 30 August 2019 - 01:47 PM


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:57 PM

I'm still not sure about this movie, the trailer just makes me think Star Wars with its music, then I'm more on the side of, what is the point of this movie, do we need a movie origins story for the Joker, it kind of ruins the mystery surounding the character background.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:31 PM

I'm still not sure about this movie, the trailer just makes me think Star Wars with its music, then I'm more on the side of, what is the point of this movie, do we need a movie origins story for the Joker, it kind of ruins the mystery surounding the character background.

 

This is an isolated, one-shot film. This isn't a Joker origin story, this is a Joker story that happens to be an origin.

 

That final sequence with "Can you introduce me as Joker?" just gives off SERIOUS Dark Knight Returns Joker on late-night-TV sequence. Please let this film be good.

 

Who am I kidding? If this film is garbage, it isn't going to be due to Joaquin Phoenix's performance.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 06:36 PM

Er...may be a good watch? Lots of masked clowns feels weird for him just starting out, though. Trailer made me feel like he already has a whole clown gang.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:25 PM

From my reading of it, he's co-opting a pre-existing clown-based protest against a divisive political figure of some sort.
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 11:31 AM

i still don't need this.  

The actors in this all look good.  It looks well acted, I'm sure it's well written.  I still don't need a sympathetic Joker.  I don't need to feel sad for Joker.  I don't need to wallow in his miseries so I can understand why he's the way he is.  That's not what I've ever wanted from the Joker.  

 

It looks brilliant, but it remains unnecessary.  


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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:08 PM

I feel like that this movie started life as something else and got co-opted into a Joker movie.



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Initial reviews are generally good.

Gamespot and IGN both gave it a 10.  Most Metacritic scores are above 70, with the lone outlier thus far being from TIME magazine.  The lowest scores seem to boil down to it "trying too hard"?  Like some critics are insulted a "comic book" might actually try to be a serious film?



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 08:45 PM

The lowest scores seem to boil down to it "trying too hard"?  Like some critics are insulted a "comic book" might actually try to be a serious film?

 

Like, did these people somehow miss The Dark Knight? Or Winter Soldier? Civil War? Or even Endgame?!

 

Comic book movies can be serious.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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 31 August 2019 - 11:50 PM

From my reading of it, he's co-opting a pre-existing clown-based protest against a divisive political figure of some sort.


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:27 AM

Didn't the comics establish at one point that there were three different people operating as the Joker anyway?


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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:19 AM

... someone's gonna get killed because of this hugging movie. 

 

 


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