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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  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.


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#21 Logicron

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:11 PM

Though lol at paying hundreds of dollars for mushrooms. If I'm spending that much, they better give me one hell of a trip.


Great, and here I was hoping to have just one month where I don't have to face down the embodiment of entropy and terror. 

 


#22 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

You won't need a plane to fly home, brah.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

*finally gets time to watch vid* oh wow. I would love to try those flame-grilled skewers, buns, grapes, and matcha ice cream.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM

Take lots of pictures. I've never been outside the US. But if I ever did travel, Tokyo would be one place I'd love to go, the other place being Scotland.

Not sure about that hotel you mentioned, for the reasons you stated. That just kinda skeeves me out. But I'm sure you two will have a blast no matter what you do.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:37 PM

 

Don't know if this is too much to drop on one restaurant but TMM sounds like a guy who could eat the whole thing.


Edited by Logicron, 20 April 2019 - 02:03 PM.

Great, and here I was hoping to have just one month where I don't have to face down the embodiment of entropy and terror. 

 


#26 MEDdMI

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Yeah, that'd be enough for just him.



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Maybe.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

*stumbles across more stuff*

AARRGGGHHH I WANT TO GO EVERYWHERE



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:56 PM

*heavily edits first post* I think this is the only thing I can do to keep myself sane. If I write it down, I won't have to keep going over it a million times in my head.



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:04 PM

I'm also thinking about a day trip to Hakone (near Mt Fuji). Apparently there's a hot spring themed water park, which has a bathing suit main area and also naked male/female areas. Might be more worthwhile than renting a private 1 room onsen for 1hr (and a high price). They also have themed baths like wine, sake, and...

 

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:27 AM

Bathing in coffee would probably allow Fnu to become his true form:

 

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#32 MEDdMI

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:50 PM

Hrrrggghhhh.... There's a place called Edo Wonderland that's like stepping back into Edo times, and similar to Ren fairs we have here. You can rent costumes, there's some small attractions/shops/food stands, and a village area that gets used for filming historical stuff (unsure if it can be visited when not in use). It's in Nikko, which is home to some World Heritage temples. Main issue is that I don't think we can do this and Hakone with the onsen park. They both have lovely sights nearby outside the parks. The onsen would likely be more relaxing. On the other hand, I might be able to see TMM in samurai getup XD


Edited by MEDdMI, 05 May 2019 - 09:50 PM.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:48 AM

I guess it depends what you're in the mood for then.

Though Samurai TMM sounds awesome! :)

Bathing in coffee would probably allow Fnu to become his true form:
 
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BY THE POWER OF COFFEE! I! AM! FLORIDA MAAAAAAAAAAANN!

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:24 PM

So I'm currently spreadsheeting the places we want to go into the different areas, to try to narrow down things by locale, how badly we want to go, etc. Just got through the first section in the Geek guide book to Tokyo, Akihabara. I really shouldn't be surprised, but...

 

Akiba Joshi-ryo. Here's your chance to infiltrate a girls' dormitory where the pajama-wearing "dormitory" girls... are more than happy to engage you in conversation and play games... The basic course.. consists in chatting and playing analog and/or video games with the girl of your choice. There are plenty of options as well... including light massages, photo taking, and even being slapped across the face!
I guess this is sort of a variant on a hostess club, but I hope the girls have a way to call for help if needed, considering they get their individual rooms.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:19 PM

That... is a unique thing that exists. If i was younger...

Sounds like the basis to a visual novel or dating game.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:49 PM

I'm sure they get older guys, and all sorts of other guys too. There's other services in Japan where you can hire someone to pretend to be your friend, GF/BF, etc. Mostly to save face at social gatherings and whatnot.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

Bummer. I was half thinking of checking out the Capcom Bar for Okami/Phoenix Wright food/goods, but looks like it closed and turned into a Monster Hunter bar. Also, I have to be extra careful when looking at hotel prices, the prices directly on the Japanese websites are often listed per person. Got really excited when I thought I could rent some nicer rooms until I found out it's double the price. Would love to stay in a ryoukan (Japanese inn) that has a private onsen room you can rent for an hour, but they're expensive.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! *runs around*

So I was looking into Odaiba, which has the Gundam statue. Odaiba's a man-built island, across the Rainbow Bridge (featured in Digimon). They also have Joypolis, a small amusement park place. One of the rides is a cool looking horror ride in the style of ink paintings. Also, they have an Ace Attorney themed mystery thing!!! 3 cases you can puzzle over various mini consoles, looks like. Even though it's Japanese only, I REALLY want to try it. Maybe I can get past the kanji with Google Translate on my phone? They also have a Transformers ride, but watch the video. Yeah, I don't think we could handle that amount of spinning.  :puke 



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but if you see any Digimon hanging around the bridge, I wouldn't risk it. That poor bridge...



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:03 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but if you see any Digimon hanging around the bridge, I wouldn't risk it. That poor bridge...

Pretty ironic comment because of your avatar.


Great, and here I was hoping to have just one month where I don't have to face down the embodiment of entropy and terror. 

 





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