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@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  Xellos : (14 November 2019 - 06:47 PM)

What type of vehicle does Boba Fett use for time travel? A Man-DeLorean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Admittedly, it's been a long time since I've been to a walk-in clinic, as I tend not to get sick (and the one time I do every 4-5 years, I prefer just riding it out at home), but the last time I went I'm pretty sure you could just show up, no appointment. It may be different in Quebec,though

@  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.


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#21 electricidad

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:44 PM

Tek?



#22 Rust

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:45 PM

Oh sweet Jesus...

 

MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD

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#23 Dekafox

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 05:13 PM

Tek?

 

Look up TekWar by William Shatner.  He didn't actually write the books himself, but he's the creator behind it apparently.



#24 Sukoshiko

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:11 PM

What about whatever Flash Gordon's son was supposed to be taking in "Defenders of the Earth"?

 

Glitterstim from the Star Wars EU?

 

Religion from... anything?



#25 Teufel

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:30 PM

Venom. Just look what it did to Bane in the end.

 



#26 Sabrblade

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:51 PM

Whatever pills Urkel took in this episode:

 


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:20 PM

Slo-mo

Vertigo

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Milk-plus

Hydromel

 


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:03 AM

I remember that COPS episode.  I think it's the only episode I remember, having not seen the show (short of the opening) since it first aired.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

I think the most dangerous would be the ones that managed to cause deaths in shows where no one else ever died.



#30 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 04:08 PM

Substance D. There's a reason it's called Slow Death.


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#31 Egon1982

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:02 PM

There's Slo Mo from Dredd as well.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:33 PM

I think the most dangerous would be the ones that managed to cause deaths in shows where no one else ever died.

 

That would be Bliss and Spin, since those episode had a minor character dying from an overdose.



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Posted 25 September 2019 - 10:21 PM

 

I think the most dangerous would be the ones that managed to cause deaths in shows where no one else ever died.

 

That would be Bliss and Spin, since those episode had a minor character dying from an overdose.

 

 

Those 2 episodes of Bravestarr and Captain Planet were quite groundbreaking for their time to have weekday afternoon cartoons with deaths of kids and teens hooked on drugs and died from them eh?

 

I was 5 and 9 when i saw those episodes of Bravestarr and Captain Planet when they aired and Jay (Bravestarr) and Boris (Captain Planet)'s deaths were quite shocking to me. I really felt bad for Jay's mom/friend when they went into hysterics and sobbed and for Linka when she lost her cousin to drug overdose as i actually cried and both showed the dead bodies of the kid and teenager in both episodes. They both taught me as a kid to stay away from drugs like heroine, crack, cocaine, PCP etc. or they will kill me. 

 

Did anyone else remember the Bravestarr and Captain Planet episodes growing up and were saddened by Jay and Boris's deaths and were also taught the same lesson not to do drugs or they will kill you?

 

To quote Kermit and Alf in the All Stars to the rescue special "There's nothing cool about a fool on drugs, you use you lose".

 

I mean Captain Planet was quite dark at times even with blood shown like in that drug episode where Boris broke through the window and he bled from his arms to a family being gunned down with blood spilling in Utopia to HIV victim discrimination in that episode. 


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:56 AM

 

 

"There is an empty look in his eye as he snatches the money from your hand.His face is pale and drawn; his body thin and unfed. He steals to keep his habit; and makes addicts of children. He is dead, and soon you will be too."

I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:13 AM

Bliss from Red Dwarf. You can get addicted by just looking at it. It makes you think you're God. The high lasts fifteen minutes and the low lasts twenty five years.



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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:20 AM

The devices from the TNG episode "The Game".  I don't know if you can call them drugs exactly, but they gave really creepy drug-like effects almost immediately upon use.  And somehow brainwashed everyone, allowing hostile aliens to take over the ship.  

 

The Game Lady.jpg

 



#37 Ryougabot

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 09:09 AM

The devices from the TNG episode "The Game".  I don't know if you can call them drugs exactly, but they gave really creepy drug-like effects almost immediately upon use.  And somehow brainwashed everyone, allowing hostile aliens to take over the ship.  

 

attachicon.gifThe Game Lady.jpg

 

It has probably been mentioned before, but that episode looks like a lot like a high school today.  Cell phones are probably a bigger brain changer than we realize.


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#38 Sabrblade

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:06 AM

The "Courage Builder" formula that Mickey invents here:

 


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 05:35 PM



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Posted 28 September 2019 - 02:51 AM

I'm glad the Spice from Dune was mentioned already, as that was my first thought seeing the thread title.





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