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@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.


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#1 The Predaking

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 05:59 PM

So, tomorrow is the final day of this election, so I thought that I would start a thread for it and share this:
 

 

From Facebook:
 

 

How to keep from going crazy on Election Night (compiling a few tips from experts I have seen in my perusals):

1) Don’t expect a winner Tuesday night. Unless we win one of the big states (TX or FL), this race will be decided by the remaining swing states (PA, MI, WI, AZ, and NC), which won’t all have results Nov 3.
2) Many states that ought not to be close are close anyway, and that’s actually bad news for Trump. But keep in mind, he may win them anyway. These include races in TX, IA, OH, and GA. These are all states he won in 2016 and should have won this time without a fight. But they are deeply red in many cases. So just because he wins them this time doesn’t mean he is “winning”—it means he isn’t losing outright yet. Again ,it’s the swing states that matter. Losses in three of these four states are more likely than not (but polls are good in GA); wins in any would be devastating to Trump.
3) Trump will APPEAR to be winning in any state where day-of voting is counted before mail-in or early votes. This includes critical states of WI, MI and PA. When those numbers get reported, don’t freak out! Trump is EXPECTED to be ahead, and by a lot. Why? His voters’ ballots will be counted first. We have to wait for Dem votes when the millions of mail-in ballots are counted. So don’t panic when those initial precinct results go on the boards.
4) Even if we win one or two of the swing states Tuesday night (like AZ or NC) the networks likely will not call the election until one more swing state (PA, MI or WI) reports in enough of its outstanding absentee/early votes. That could be by the next morning in the case of WI or definitely later in the week in the case of PA and MI.
5) The pundits will want to make this seem like a close race and keep your anxiety levels up so that you stay tuned in. Understand that this is their M.O. so I would look to more neutral experts like Nate SIlver of FiveThirtyEight or Nate Cohn of the NYT.
6) Don’t doomscroll or spread misinformation. The number of fake stories will proliferate despite best efforts of Facebook and Twitter. Wait until confirmation by respected MSM, but even then, think before sharing something. Ask yourself if it might have the effect of scaring voters away from the polls or discouraging voters over whether their votes will be counted. The Russians and the alt-right WANT you to share horror stories. It’s how they suppress votes.
I plan to keep all of the above in mind to get through Election Day and night a little easier!

 

 

 

I will be voting tomorrow, being a blue spec in a sea of red. 


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#2 wonko the sane?

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 06:01 PM

 

The number of fake stories will proliferate despite best efforts of Facebook and Twitter

Ha, like facebook is even trying to stop misinformation.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:08 PM

Election Night 2016 flashback...

 

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Let's not have a repeat, folks.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:09 PM

Oh I plan to be feeling no pain regardless of how tomorrow goes. lol.

 

Go Biden!



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Posted 02 November 2020 - 07:27 PM

Hoping for the best, but nowhere near prepared for the worst....

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:47 PM

I remember 2016. I went to bed feeling anxious but hopeful. I woke up the next morning, checked the news, and slept the rest of the day in a blanket-and-depression burrito.

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 08:57 PM

The only kind of burrito not improved with copious amounts of cheese.


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Posted 02 November 2020 - 09:29 PM

My wife and I voted blue all down the ticket. We donated to Warren once & Joe 3 times- $20 each time. We did our best to influence people in our circles.

Weve done what we can. All we can do now is wait.

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:33 PM

I think after Trump (whether it's now or 2024), we need to codify into law some of the shit that was simply regarded as "tradition" before.  I'm talking about institutional traditions that should prevent crooks (in ANY party) from becoming presidents in the first place, but obviously failed us in 2016.  And other traditions that should ensure that we don't have to worry about a scumbag president (from ANY party) staging a coup every four years, but obviously aren't enough right now.

 

Would Trump have even run for POTUS in the first place if he was legally required to release his tax returns?  Somehow I doubt it.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:33 AM

I can't believe it's election day already. It feels like it's only been 53 years since the election campaigning started.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 01:09 AM


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#13 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:22 AM

I think after Trump (whether it's now or 2024), we need to codify into law some of the shit that was simply regarded as "tradition" before.  I'm talking about institutional traditions that should prevent crooks (in ANY party) from becoming presidents in the first place, but obviously failed us in 2016.  And other traditions that should ensure that we don't have to worry about a scumbag president (from ANY party) staging a coup every four years, but obviously aren't enough right now.

 

Would Trump have even run for POTUS in the first place if he was legally required to release his tax returns?  Somehow I doubt it.

I'm sure this will push our nation to reevaluate our election procedures. Just like Columbine and Sandy Hook pushed us to reconsider gun safety, or how global warming pushed us to reconsider pollution.....



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 09:48 AM

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.

 

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That was the longest line that I have ever seen to vote. I don't think that, before today, I have spent more than 5 minutes total waiting in lines to vote. Today, it was about half an hour standing in the early morning sun. I am hoping against hope that we can get Jones back to the Senate again, but its only a small hope.


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:07 PM

If it helps, I've been getting mail saying "urge Doug Jones to change his position" on conservative pet issues, as opposed to "vote against him because of his current positions on these issues".

 

So some usually-Republicans think that other usually-Republicans are going to be voting for him.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:34 PM

The way almost all of the 'road maps' currently have it, if Biden gets Florida, PA, and OH he'll already be at 270. I'm hopeful, but not counting on FL turning blue though.

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 12:55 PM

Im not counting on PA unless the lead tonight is good enough before counting mail in ballots. Pretty sure Trump is gonna due to get any counting stopped after tonight and his SC is sure to side with their Orange Overlord.
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Posted 03 November 2020 - 03:20 PM

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.


Just out of curiosity, why did you wait until today?

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:22 PM

 

Well, I went and voted first thing this morning.


Just out of curiosity, why did you wait until today?

 

Alabama has some weird voting early restrictions, and it took a while to get those removed. I just always figured that I would vote today. At least then, I know my vote wouldn't be stolen by a court, delayed by the mail, etc.


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:32 PM

I've never been this nervous in my life, and I've been married and divorced. lol

 

Be so happy when this evening gets here and results start coming in.




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