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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  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)

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@  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!


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#141 CORVUS

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:29 AM

My response is in the Endgame thread.
“She went around with the attitude that she would rather be beaten to death than take any shit.” - Stieg Larsson

 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:32 AM

?!?

I didn't think about an MCU Armor Wars that involves Dr. Doom! That would rock! (Wait, wrong element. That would be Metal!). Buuuuut it wouldn't be right without Tony. I suppose Morgan could take the lead though, that would be cool.

 

Honestly, after watching the MCU do a character like Thanos justice (Even worked in hints of his Death worship in Endgame with him not being disturbed by his own decapitation..."Destiny fulfilled" and all that), I just REALLY want to see the MCU finally do Doom properly.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:41 PM

?!?

I didn't think about an MCU Armor Wars that involves Dr. Doom! That would rock! (Wait, wrong element. That would be Metal!). Buuuuut it wouldn't be right without Tony. I suppose Morgan could take the lead though, that would be cool.

Btw, I'm sure other folks would have noted it already but, on the action figure front, where is FAT THOR?!

And what the hex is this misleading piece of plastic? It shows the Titan Hero Series Thor in his time heist suit and he's NOT FAT!



Must be like the fake trailers and stuff. Thor looks cool in the heist suit but... not movie accurate.

A casual Fat Thor in-action figure would be pretty nifty.

 

Purposeful misdirection and not providing those producing product all the details of the movie.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:22 PM


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:00 PM

One of those things I didn't think about until now. Man having the worlds population double overnight is going to have some massive repercussions for Earth. I mean they had 5 year without them.. There isn't going to be the infrastructure to support that kind of population anymore, at least not right away. Like they wouldn't be growing the same amount of crops and livestock. Polution is going to suddenly skyrocket as well.

 

Then there are the people who moved on and found new loves but have their old ones back. People who couldn't move on and now their returned companions will find them gone.

 

Might have actually been better to just leave it be in the end. Realistically the un-snappening would wreck shit all over again.



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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

Wakanda tech ought to stay Wakanda tech.

 

Although, an Armor Wars event that sees Stark-tech go native that ends up being the result of a cyber attack from a unassuming Eastern European Dictatorship like say...Latveria?

 

I can dig it.  And especially with the MCU impact that what we're dealing with is Tony's LEGACY rather than his copyrights.

 

 

 

 

 

Let's be honest, what would Daredevil do in a fight like that? Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, heck even the Punisher I could see...but DD? As much as I love DD he'd get torn to shreds in seconds.

 
Oh please. If Okoye, Natasha, M'Baku, and Clint can fight those battles in Infinity War and Endgame, than DD could too. 
 
 
All of those rely less on fists than Dare Devil does.

Turn that around. They all rely on their weapons more than Daredevil does. Matt can always pick up a sword or piece of rebar. His strength is that he's honed his body itself into a weapon, and that's doesn't always have to rely on a traditional weapon.

 

 

He has to rely on a traditional weapon when he is fighting Thanos monsters.


One of those things I didn't think about until now. Man having the worlds population double overnight is going to have some massive repercussions for Earth. I mean they had 5 year without them.. There isn't going to be the infrastructure to support that kind of population anymore, at least not right away. Like they wouldn't be growing the same amount of crops and livestock. Polution is going to suddenly skyrocket as well.

 

Then there are the people who moved on and found new loves but have their old ones back. People who couldn't move on and now their returned companions will find them gone.

 

Might have actually been better to just leave it be in the end. Realistically the un-snappening would wreck shit all over again.

 

Man.  It's gonna be WEIRD.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 08:37 PM

?!?
I didn't think about an MCU Armor Wars that involves Dr. Doom! That would rock! (Wait, wrong element. That would be Metal!). Buuuuut it wouldn't be right without Tony. I suppose Morgan could take the lead though, that would be cool.
Btw, I'm sure other folks would have noted it already but, on the action figure front, where is FAT THOR?!
And what the hex is this misleading piece of plastic? It shows the Titan Hero Series Thor in his time heist suit and he's NOT FAT!
https://youtu.be/s_FQXgZeOAA
Must be like the fake trailers and stuff. Thor looks cool in the heist suit but... not movie accurate.
A casual Fat Thor in-action figure would be pretty nifty.

 
Purposeful misdirection and not providing those producing product all the details of the movie.

If you play Marvel Future fight, they just added a uniform you might like....

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 09:06 PM

 

If you play Marvel Future fight, they just added a uniform you might like....

 

 

I read this in G1 Wheelie's voice :burn   Just felt like sharing that.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:00 AM

 

 

If you play Marvel Future fight, they just added a uniform you might like....

 

 

I read this in G1 Wheelie's voice :burn   Just felt like sharing that.

 

 

You go wrong way.  You fool I say.



#151 Paladin

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:54 PM

Kevin Feige did an AMA with Reddit and may have teased something for the Shang-Chi movie.

 


Recently, there have been rumblings that Shang-Chi will find a way to incorporate The Mandarin (the real one) and the Ten Rings. Asked if there are plans in place for either of those to be touched on in the MCU moving forward after the Iron Man franchise failed to really delve into it, all Kevin Feige would say is "Yes." Take that as you will, but it sounds like fans of the villain will finally be happy.

 

 

 

aka "we're doing the Mandarin so fanboys will shut up about Iron Man 3 finally."

 

Also, "sorry about Iron Fist" I'd guess...


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:10 PM

I mean, the Mandarin at the time of Iron Man 3 was still pretty far fetched from an MCU standpoint. They'd only just done Avengers and introduced the Chitauri, and the Asgardians were being marketed as a advanced, alternate-alien species.

 

The idea that the Mandarin got ten rings of power from a crashed spaceship of alien dragons would have been a bit of an escalation in the world building. But Post-GotG and Ragnarok? Yeah, the MCU is ready for the Mandarin.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:28 PM

I mean at this point.. even Fing Fang Foom is a possibility



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 02:42 PM

I mean, the Mandarin at the time of Iron Man 3 was still pretty far fetched from an MCU standpoint. They'd only just done Avengers and introduced the Chitauri, and the Asgardians were being marketed as a advanced, alternate-alien species.

 

The idea that the Mandarin got ten rings of power from a crashed spaceship of alien dragons would have been a bit of an escalation in the world building. But Post-GotG and Ragnarok? Yeah, the MCU is ready for the Mandarin.

 

plus you can't really have another guy running around collection alien jewelry when you're building up to Thanos doing the same thing...


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:17 PM

Actually that's a valid point. Mandarin's rings of power would have been a legitimate game changer in the fight against Thanos, and it's not technology that you can just poof away after a film like Extremis was. The rings themselves have been established as being a power in and of themselves.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:31 PM

It WOULD be really cool to establish that "No, we didn't already do the Mandarin.  We did a guy pretending to be the Mandarin."



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 05:37 PM

It WOULD be really cool to establish that "No, we didn't already do the Mandarin.  We did a guy pretending to be the Mandarin."

 

I get the impression that they have done exactly that.

 

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:11 PM

The idea that the Mandarin got ten rings of power from a crashed spaceship of alien dragons would have been a bit of an escalation in the world building. But Post-GotG and Ragnarok? Yeah, the MCU is ready for the Mandarin.

 

Not to mention Dr. Strange.



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:41 AM

I mean, the Mandarin is basically Fu Manchu, and Fu Manchu was originally Shang-Chi's dad...

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 04:48 AM

Plus, Mandarin's more socially acceptable as a villain then say...Yellow Claw.





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