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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 03:10 AM

Really glad this is out. I know most people are hyped for Zim but this was the one I was waiting for, especially after Nick kinda shelved it.

The special comes in at just under 45 minutes. Rocko, Heffer and Filburt return to Earth after spending 20 years in space. Not coping well with 21st century life, Rocko tries to get the Fatheads brought back.

There's various nods to the original show but the narrative here is a meta one with the Fatheads special being a stand in for the Rocko one. It doesn't go for mocking attacks of the audience like Simpsons and TTG thankfully.

The thing that most surprised me was the decision to make an established character trans. And they play this sincerely, not as a joke. Is it wrong I half suspect though this is why Nick didn't just air it?

Great to have all the VA's back and pretty much pitch perfect bar a few exceptions (Adler can't quite make Ed as bombastic as he did in the 90s and Lawrence's Filburt sounds a little off).

I get the impression we sadly won't see anything further from Rocko but if it kept this standard I'd be down.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

kinda feels like made for an adult audience, rather than children. They had pretty ambiguous stuff back then, but maybe it´s just the fact that i´m older and It jut pay attention to such things more and feel more noticeable.  Anyway  I liked it and I hope it finds it´s footing. 


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 12:50 PM

I thought it would be more of 'where is the modern in Rocko's new modern life' but, yeah, it was a meta story about nostalgia.

Then the trans thing happened and it became about that.

Man, I can't believe I still remember some of the stuff.

The ringworm and something show
Spunky and mops
Nipples of the future
The hup hup hup
Chameleon bros
Filburt's children, WOW! In their 20s!
Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?
The boss and boogers. I think he made a comment on the shoes cuz he was a clown gay stand in before.

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 04:07 PM

I really liked it!! I think a lot of the humor kinda just passed me by and overall didn't find it too funny, but it has an earnest heart to it that made it fun nonetheless, and I'm glad it was about more than 'Rocko Get iPad'.

And they did a great job with Rachel's character, as a Trans woman I really appreciated that. I love how her transition was used an important example of how change can be good. And the respectful, earnest way her character was presented made her stuff like not changing her voice an affirmation rather than a joke. Just... 'Oh, cool.' indeed. 😁

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:29 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of amazed by how well they handled Rachel.


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 06:19 AM

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 01:32 PM

i was never all that fond of the series but it's really refreshing to learn that a Nicktoon was actually made by a decent human being instead of a garbage-shaped toxic shitstain. 


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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:02 PM

Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 03:18 PM

Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?

See.  I told you he'd get mad...

You remember it too! Holy cow, er, Heffer. Hehe

I can't find a clip with the brother in his cheerleader outfit but I found one with the mom. No grandfather though.


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Posted 12 August 2019 - 10:23 AM

I thought it would be more of 'where is the modern in Rocko's new modern life' but, yeah, it was a meta story about nostalgia.

Then the trans thing happened and it became about that.

Man, I can't believe I still remember some of the stuff.

The ringworm and something show
Spunky and mops
Nipples of the future
The hup hup hup
Chameleon bros
Filburt's children, WOW! In their 20s!
Heffer's family... hey, his brother was a crossdresser. Where was he?
The boss and boogers. I think he made a comment on the shoes cuz he was a clown gay stand in before.

Also: The sad clown in the iron lung™.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:13 AM

Well, it wasn't bad , but... it wasn't good either.

The weak point was definitely the plot which was... unfocused? It was all over the place and never really giving enough time on any one concept or character.

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 07:16 PM

I enjoyed this show since i was 11 when it first aired and this special was better done than Ren and Stimpy Adult party



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Posted 16 August 2019 - 10:08 PM

That's a high bar there.
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 11:48 AM

Just got around to watching this, Sorta agree with Dave. This feels a bit unfocused, like they had a lot of ideas but wasn't sure how to get them to all work togeather. The comedy feel a bit front loaded, and that is weakened by the fact we seen all that months ago. After that its mostly light on humor. Rocko wasn't always wacky and could do a lot of character stuff, but it also managed to balance the comedy and characters bits in those episodes; like the one that did introduce Ralph, so its fitting that we futher their character with them learnign they are trans and their transition going well. I will admit that I wanted "I have no son!" rather then daughter and have Rachel agree to that, as to me I'd fund that more humor and a fun call back. The resolution seems kinda rushed with Rocko's dislike of the difference and just accepting it. After all with Ed and Rachel it just feels weak and kinda tacked on.

 

Overall, I like this, but I feel like it's not as strong as the series was, nor as good as the Arnold Jungle Movie. I just wish the comedy and storytelling was a little tighter to bring this togeather a bit more.


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Posted 19 August 2019 - 12:33 PM

So they didn't end up repurposing the "I have no son" line? (I haven't had the opportunity to watch it yet)

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 01:00 PM

So they didn't end up repurposing the "I have no son" line? (I haven't had the opportunity to watch it yet)

 

They do. Its "I HAVE no... Daughter." before storming off.

 

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