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@  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.

@  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.


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 08:21 PM

I'm hoping GOTG3 is just a conduit to get us to Thor: The Burning Galaxy.

 

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:01 PM

I'm hoping that they were waiting for spoiler time to end before confirming Hemsworth for Guardians 3, just like with releasing the new Spider-Man trailer.  Although it still feels a little premature to talk about Guardians 3, since Gunn hasn't even started shooting Suicide Squad 2 yet :(



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:26 PM

If they keep the not-quite-chiseled Thor, I can see Hemsworth being onboard. His biggest gripes with the character was the workout routine to get into/maintain the shape for the role.

 

Not to mention, Thor had one of the best stories in the run up to Endgame. Thor 2, despite being arguably the worst MCU film, was the catalyst that built upon Thor's story from Ragnarok through Endgame...it was a hell of a journey and Endgame made the payoffs worthwhile.

 

I'm certainly hoping this rendition of the Unworthy Thor turns up in Guardians 3.

 

 

EDIT: Actually I like the dichotomy the MCU finds itself in. The real heavy hitters have moved to the cosmic stage, and Earth's left with the talented and powerful...but not ridiculously powerful. Sets the stage well for both Galactus on the cosmic stage and Doom to become a legitimate power on Earth.

 

Hemsworth has also said that he would be interested in playing Thor again in some interviews leading up to Endgame.  He really started getting into the character thanks to Ragnarok, and had a great time playing Thor in IW and Endgame. Pretty much convinced me Thor was going to make it. 

 

One thing, Jim Starlin, the guy who created Thanos, has seen an early draft of GotG3 and said Thor is not in it.  However, with GotG3 so far off, maybe the final scrip will include Thor.

 

And I wouldn't say all the ridiculously powerful are not on Earth.  Wanda is still around, and she is pretty damn powerful.  If it wasn't for bombardment from the Sanctuary II, she would have ended Thanos.



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Posted 06 May 2019 - 10:39 PM

Yeah, I was gonna say... although I enjoyed the first two Thor films... particularly the first one for the unique (for a comic book film) style Kenneth Branagh's direction brought to it, the Thor standalone films and the character himself didn't seem to become fully realized until Ragnorok aligned them more with Guardians of the Galaxy and its wonderfully weird take on Marvel's cosmic stuff. I absolutely understand why Hemsworth wouldn't want to hang up his axe quite yet in the same way that RDJ and Chris Evans do.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 06:59 AM

Speaking of those two...post MCU what would you do? Retire? Youve went out on such a high note, career wise, why not just live off of what youve earned and get some of that life Tony was talking about
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

I certainly hope Chris Evans' hopes of going behind the camera as a director gets reflected in the MCU down the line at some point. I certainly understand if he doesn't want to be known as "That Marvel Director", but I'd love to see what a guy with his history with comic book movies in general could bring to the medium.

 

...especially say, I don't know, if he was to revisit his roots and be tapped to direct the MCU Fantastic Four film....?



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:07 AM

I've got to be honest,
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 11:35 AM

Man, if they're going to bring mutants into the MCU then I could totally see the Sokovia Accords being a huge problem...

 

 

That's assuming it's still being enforced after the snap, of course.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:41 PM

I've got to be honest,

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You did see him going full viking warrior right?

 

Ironbite-though yeah I would've loved for the lightning to have blown off the fat as well.


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Posted 07 May 2019 - 02:44 PM

I'm actually glad they didn't go that route. Just because Thor was over the worst of his funk, that shouldn't magic away the consequences of it. That's reinforcing the stupid idea that once a person gets over their depression, everything is "fixed".



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 03:35 PM

I'm actually glad they didn't go that route. Just because Thor was over the worst of his funk, that shouldn't magic away the consequences of it. That's reinforcing the stupid idea that once a person gets over their depression, everything is "fixed".

 

Yeah, I was happy they kept Thor that way.  It also powered him down a little bit, since Thor in his Prime would have been able to kill Thanos without the gems pretty quickly.

 

I am thinking next time we see Thor he will be thinner, probably with Hemsworth's normal proportions.  So so pretty fit, but not to the extreme he had to go through before for the role.



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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:22 PM

I've got to be honest,

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You did see him going full viking warrior right?
 
Ironbite-though yeah I would've loved for the lightning to have blown off the fat as well.

Oh yeah, Thor going full viking warrior in the final battle is great. It's simply the fact he stays fat.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:24 PM

Even a god can't undo a beer belly over night. Or in like a second.
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Posted 07 May 2019 - 05:42 PM

I told someone the other day that I don't seem to enjoy trailers anymore.  They are confusing and unsatisfactory and often wind up intentionally misleading.  But that Spider-Man trailer that dropped today is satisfying.



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Posted 08 May 2019 - 09:43 AM

If they had undone Thicc-Thor with magic, or a montage, I'd have been pissed as all hell. It took time for him to get that way, it should take time to reverse. He's Thor, not the Beyonder.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:41 AM

If they had undone Thicc-Thor with magic, or a montage, I'd have been pissed as all hell. It took time for him to get that way, it should take time to reverse. He's Thor, not the Beyonder.

 
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 10:44 AM

couple places claiming Nova will be the big new push character for Phase 4.

 

https://wegotthiscov...-on-nova-movie/

 

 

I have some faith in the MCU but i am NOT looking forward to the endless clickbaity articles saying "No, really- his name is Dick Rider."


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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:18 AM

I mean they have to address the destruction of Xandar somehow.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:38 AM

Apparently it was only half the population that was destroyed, not the planet itself.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:12 PM

Man, if they're going to bring mutants into the MCU then I could totally see the Sokovia Accords being a huge problem...

 

 

That's assuming it's still being enforced after the snap, of course.

 

At this point, I imagine that the Sokovia Accords were pretty much ripped up and thrown away. Ignoring everything that was brought up in that video, there's also the fact that somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.5-4 billion people were wiped out, and a lot of people are going to wonder what hindered efforts to prevent that. All but the most die hard supporters of the Accords are probably going to think that, had it not been in place, the Avengers and their allies would have had a much easier time fighting off the forces Thanos sent to Earth.

 

Plus at this point, I'm willing to bet that the people really pushing it were all wiped out by the Snap. We never did get firm word if Ross vanished or not, did we?


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