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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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#21 MrBlud

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 04:32 PM

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.

I was going to vote right as the polls opened (since my overnight job ends around that time) but the line was out the door and on the street.

 

I went back around 2pm and it was still out the door but it only took me about half an hour at that point.

 

It's heartening to see so many people voting.


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:43 PM

We are thinking of you, America. You're our cool big brother who fell in with a bad crowd, but I think you can turn things around. 


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Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:58 PM

Yeah, good luck taking your country back tonight. Hopefully we wake up tomorrow in a kinder world.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:07 PM

It is 6pm est...

I have never been so nervous in my entire life.

#25 Wheelimus

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:10 PM

So what page does everyone think we'll be on before it's called? I'm guessing page 20.



#26 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:13 PM

Depends. Do you mean how long until we have the final counts, or how long until Trump runs out of ways to fight it? Because, if the latter, I expect we'll be in triple digits.



#27 Wheelimus

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:15 PM

Page we're on when the first reputable news organization calls it. We'll be on page 100 before Trump gives up.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:16 PM

I just hope the electoral college doesn't overrule the popular vote like they did with Hillary.

 

But uhhh... if Trump wins the popular vote then I would like the electoral college to step in and pick Biden... I have no shame.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:32 PM

I'm surprised Trump hasn't already declared victory.. I was expecting that at noon

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:39 PM

Rare image of Kentucky being blue.

It won't last long :(

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:39 PM

I'm surprised Trump hasn't already declared victory.. I was expecting that at noon

I mean according to reports that was the plan. If it looks like hes winning to just say he won and then try to sow doubt on any changes that come after.

 

Sure Trump is now saying that was never the plan, but I also remember there being a news story revolving around the trump campaign already having pre-run a victory ad in a limited fashion on FB to get around FBs new rules about running new campaign ads close to the election date. Basically they pre-ran a victory ad for just a few people so it wouldn't count as a /new/ ad which would then enable them to run it during the lockout phase. Soooo pretty sure that hes lying.



#32 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:50 PM

Maybe one of his cronies waved something shiny in his face to keep him out of the way for a while.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 06:52 PM

The Trump campaign just asked three counties in Pennsylvania for their election security plans (Where ballots are stored, etc). Pennsylvania has contacted the FBI.

 

Rove and the GOP did the same thing in 2004 in Ohio...and thousands of ballots went missing.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:04 PM

With only 16% reporting they have already determined Trump has won Kentucky.

How is that possible with only 16% reported?

Am I missing something here?

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:06 PM

Only one I've seen declared is Indiana for Trump. But Fox is predicting Vermont going to Biden and the polls aren't even closed yet. I think Faux Noise is living in its own little bubble.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:07 PM

I'm looking on Google.

I should probably start watching the actual live stream.

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:14 PM

To be fair, it is Kentucky. Looking at the margins in the more blue parts of the state probably indicate Biden has no chance given how the rest of the state normally vote.

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:14 PM

USPS has defied a court order to sweep facilities for ballots. 

 

Affects at least 15 states and possibly more than 300,000 votes. 

 

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#39 Wheelimus

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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:18 PM

I'm watching CBS and we're still at 0 electoral votes for both candidates.



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Posted 03 November 2020 - 07:19 PM

With only 16% reporting they have already determined Trump has won Kentucky.

How is that possible with only 16% reported?

Am I missing something here?

Given a random enough sample, you can get a pretty good grasp of how many people voted one way or the other based on, what was it, 500 responses? With a 3% margin of error? It's been a long time since statistics class. Point is, if that's 16% of the total number of ballots cast, that's probably plenty for the news.


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