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@  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.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.


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#21 Pale Rider

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Posted 11 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

How about Gerard Butler as Thor? He certainly looks right for part in these pics of him as Beowulf in the documentary Wrath of Gods...

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300 made Gerard Butler just famous enough that he could be bankable as Thor. And Thor would make him a star.

So now that I've had that stroke of brilliance, who would make the best Cap? I'll go with Viggo Mortensen...

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Again, not a megastar, but known and bankable. Just like RDJ was.

Edited by Milkman Dan, 11 May 2008 - 02:47 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2008 - 03:27 PM

There is only one person with the red, white and blue balls to be Capitan America: Stephen Colbert.

Besides, he already has the shield.
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Posted 11 May 2008 - 08:28 PM

Vincent Donofrio as Thor:



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Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:41 AM

great scott!!!! i never realized that was donofrio in adventures in babysitting, that is classic


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:48 AM

Stephen Colbert as an older pudgier Capt America.....obviously...

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(PiratedTVPro @ May 7 2008, 09:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Predacon_Cryotek @ May 7 2008, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
From what I was reading, Marvel wants Triple H, dont know how true that is though.


Dear God No.

Dear God YES.

Triple H could pull it off. He's got the hair right. Just shave his beard off and he's practically Thor.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:16 PM

Thor can (and should) have a beard.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:02 PM

I heard Marvel was trying to get Brad Pitt for Captain America.

Though I hope to god that is a line of BS.

While marvel might have that kind of clout now, I don't want to see the Avengers movie ruined by prissy/spoiled superstars.

and HHH is already Thor. He just doesn't use thunder in the ring.

Edited by Solarstorm, 20 May 2008 - 11:03 PM.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 02:09 AM

We'll see. He'll lose in a Buried Alive match soon enough.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 21 May 2008 - 08:06 AM

QUOTE(Milkman Dan @ May 11 2008, 02:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
300 made Gerard Butler just famous enough that he could be bankable as Thor. And Thor would make him a star.

I can see him as Thor, but it wouldn't be long before the THIS...IS...ASGARD!!!! jokes started flying around...
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:07 AM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ May 21 2008, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I heard Marvel was trying to get Brad Pitt for Captain America.

Though I hope to god that is a line of BS.

While marvel might have that kind of clout now, I don't want to see the Avengers movie ruined by prissy/spoiled superstars.

Brad Pitt's actually a very capable actor. I'm sorry you feel the need to judge him simply because he's popular amongst women.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:30 AM

QUOTE(aDam @ May 21 2008, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Solarstorm @ May 21 2008, 12:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I heard Marvel was trying to get Brad Pitt for Captain America.

Though I hope to god that is a line of BS.

While marvel might have that kind of clout now, I don't want to see the Avengers movie ruined by prissy/spoiled superstars.

Brad Pitt's actually a very capable actor. I'm sorry you feel the need to judge him simply because he's popular amongst women.


You've got my judging all wrong.

I'm judging him based on the size of his celebrity.

A mega-star like him, cruise, will smith, johnny depp, etc... is excessively expensive and BUSY BUSY BUSY

How many sequels do you think they could hold a guy like him to? He does tons of projects every year and likely won't want to be tied to a franchise for too long. Not to mention his increasing focus on family and charity.

Plus, I can only imagine creative issues. We have enough of that with Ed Norton in the Incredible Hulk. Norton is taking over and irritating the director and co. I can only imagine someone with Pitt's status doing the same thing.

And where the hell did his popularity with women even come into play? I didn't say anything along those lines.

Edited by Solarstorm, 21 May 2008 - 10:33 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ May 21 2008, 11:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A mega-star like him, cruise, will smith, johnny depp, etc... is excessively expensive and BUSY BUSY BUSY


Brad Pitt's average payday on movies is less than John Favereu got
paid to direct Iron Man. Also, he's done about 2 flicks a year, which
is actually less than RDJr, who does about 3 a year (albeit smaller
indie flicks usually).

These films hinge on their actors working in the part and I'm more
than willing to have an amazing film that I have to wait 4 years for
a sequel to if every film that comes out is amazing and classic.

Also, both Norton and the Director have said that the "issues" were
entirely blown out of proportion by the online media, and that only
happened because Norton is a very talented screenwriter who Marvel
hired to write the script as well as star.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:06 AM

I can see HHH as Thor, but I don't see Brad Pitt as Captain America.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:10 PM

HHH would be ridiculous as Thor. I don't care what he looks like and I doubt Marvel Studios will risk a big budget movie on a pro wrestler's acting chops.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:16 PM

Just because Triple H looks like Thor doesn't mean he can act and no one is quite stupid enough to place the fate of a multi-million dollar movie on the shoulders of a professional wrestler(who's screen credits include Blade Trinity. Ugh.)

Go Gerard Bulter. He proved he can pull of the over the top, ridiculous style character in 300.

I think that they'll go Ragnarok for the Thor movie, and then have a human find the hammer at the end of the movie and then show up during the Avengers as a more Ultimateized version.

Which would be just fine.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:47 PM

I dont like the fact of big name stars playing the roles of Cap and Thor. Its worked out pretty good for Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman. With Ghost Rider....I was split. I dont think you needed a big name like Cage to sell the movie, but GR is Cages fav and IIRC he even has a GR tat on his arm? So there you at least think you would get a 100% performance from him instead of somebody just lookin for a check. And I think he did an awesome job on it. Ironman...to me...Downy Jr is not all that big of an actor...at least not until now. So that worked good. So, I say go out and find some no names or C list movie actors to play the roles. Cap and Thor are big enough that you dont need a big name actor to sell the movie.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE(Darth_Prime @ May 21 2008, 07:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont like the fact of big name stars playing the roles of Cap and Thor. Its worked out pretty good for Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman. With Ghost Rider....I was split. I dont think you needed a big name like Cage to sell the movie, but GR is Cages fav and IIRC he even has a GR tat on his arm? So there you at least think you would get a 100% performance from him instead of somebody just lookin for a check. And I think he did an awesome job on it. Ironman...to me...Downy Jr is not all that big of an actor...at least not until now. So that worked good. So, I say go out and find some no names or C list movie actors to play the roles. Cap and Thor are big enough that you dont need a big name actor to sell the movie.


Robert Downy Jr. WAS a big name actor for a long time. However, he went through a rough couple years due to substance abuse. It took years for him to rebuild his image, staying clean and doing small roles in indy movies. Iron Man was his big return to the spotlight.

He's a big name actor, just one that was a washout for a little while. Look at Tom Cruise. He's still a mega-star, but his last few films weren't the greatest. Even the tabloids are commenting on his flailing career.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:00 PM

Well thats why I said TO ME Downy Jr wasnt a big star...I really dont think I saw any of his movies before Iron Man but I had heard of him. Acctualy got him and Harry Conick Jr mixed up in my head when I first heard who was playin Iron Man. Forgot in my previous post....Ben Aflack as Dare Devil..HORRIBLE.

Tom Cruise...you can give me Cocktail, Days Of Thunder, and Top Gun anyday, maybe even Risky Buisness....but as for some of his movies in the late 90's and 2000's...nah. But lets not get off subject.

I think finding somebody who has done a few Indy movies or had some small bit roles would be a good fit for Thor and Iron Man. I could see HHH as Thor...but I think he is better as a villan in a movie. Im still hoping for a future Spider-Man movie since they are talkin about doin 4 and 5 together they use ol boy that played King-Pin in DD. At least keep some consitency in it. Also I have to ask, I saw in either a superhero movie comin out that Downy Jr is making an apperance as Tony Stark...anybody else heard about this? Ill go look it up real quick.

*edit and answer* Playing Tony Stark in The Incredible Hulk according to IMDB

Edited by Darth_Prime, 21 May 2008 - 09:02 PM.