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@  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.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"


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Poll: The Great Ice Cream Cake Question!!!

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#1 wonko the sane?

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

Last night, we had our weekly big family dinner. I wound up bowing out due to a migraine. Thankfully, my brother was not unsympathetic to my pain, and left the dessert over here so I could actually have some. It's a dairy queen chocolate brownie ice cream cake.

 

My head is a still a little thick from the pain pills and head ache: consequently when I told my cat NOT to steal my chair because I was coming back with dessert, I started pondering the phrasing of my statement, which wound up reminding me of something my sister in law said not long after she started dating my brother.

 

With all that said: I felt a need to share my questions with the allspark, cause what's the use of a little pointless fun if you don't share?


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:22 PM

Was the title a typo or does this have something to do with genetics?

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:11 PM

Didn't like the options listed, so:

For question one: It's in quantum superposition. Both cake and ice cream until you bite into it and the wavefuntion collapses into one or the other.

For question two: The only sensible option is a spork.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:43 PM

Was the title a typo or does this have something to do with genetics?

Typo. I'm still not quite perceptive right now. Takes me days to come back from a migraine. Thankfully, I only get them once or twice a year.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:46 PM

It's ice cream impersonating a cake, in the same way a cookie "pizza" is a cookie.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:05 PM

The last time I ate ice cream cake, the cake part was hard and unpleasant.  I've avoided it ever since.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:32 PM

"Cake" has to have cake to be cake.

 

Sometimes "Ice Cream Cake" is just ice cream in the shape of a cake, with frosting. This is ice cream.

 

Sometimes "Ice Cream Cake" is a layer of cake, with a layer of ice cream on top, with frosting. This is a cake, and the much better of the two options.

 

As to your second question, any ice cream content requires a spoon. If only one utensil is available for any combination of ice cream and cake, it should be a spoon. Yes, cake is slightly better with a fork, but a fork is an impossible tool for ice cream, so in this case, unlike the taxonomy debate, the ice cream wins. 

 

Bonus: A "Cookie cake" is a large cookie with frosting. It is a cookie, not a cake. It's wonderful, of course--it's a giant cookie, what's not going to be wonderful about that? It can be eaten with a fork or with hands only. Unless it comes with ice cream, in which case, you need a spoon.



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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:35 PM

"Cake" has to have cake to be cake.
 
Sometimes "Ice Cream Cake" is just ice cream in the shape of a cake, with frosting. This is ice cream.
 
Sometimes "Ice Cream Cake" is a layer of cake, with a layer of ice cream on top, with frosting. This is a cake, and the much better of the two options.
 
As to your second question, any ice cream content requires a spoon. If only one utensil is available for any combination of ice cream and cake, it should be a spoon. Yes, cake is slightly better with a fork, but a fork is an impossible tool for ice cream, so in this case, unlike the taxonomy debate, the ice cream wins. 
 
Bonus: A "Cookie cake" is a large cookie with frosting. It is a cookie, not a cake. It's wonderful, of course--it's a giant cookie, what's not going to be wonderful about that? It can be eaten with a fork or with hands only. Unless it comes with ice cream, in which case, you need a spoon.


Have you tried a fork for the super hard, dense ice cream that is usually in an ice cream cake? I'm an ice cream cake pro, having eaten a piece every night for the last 7 or so nights straight, and I assure you the fork works better.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 03:50 PM

Chess Piece said it best as far as question one. If it's all ice cream shaped like a cake, it's ice cream. If there's a layer of cake, it's cake. Most ice cream cakes I've had (especially from DQ) fall into the latter category, so I voted cake.

As far as question two, spoon for ice cream, fork for cake. I'll point you to paragraph one for the answer of which to use on an ice cream cake.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:05 PM

I always had ice cream cake for my birthday because it's my mother's favorite. We always used forks.


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:18 PM

Yeah, depends on the cake/ice cream ratio, but I'll usually opt for spoon. If it's too hard, pop it in the microwave for a few seconds! Null vote b/c it's all shades of grey.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:58 PM

Objection, I can't answer this question because it lacks the proper answer.

 

That being "Delicious"

 

Answer to the second question: "However you damn well please"


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:55 AM

If you are asking that question though, what say you to this?

 

Is it ice cream or a pizza?

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:43 AM

If you are asking that question though, what say you to this?

 

Is it ice cream or a pizza?

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