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@  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.

@  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".

Michael Turner has died.

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#1 (Deactivated) Mr.Blisterfists

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:18 AM

We have now lost another young comic talent.


First Wieringo, now Turner.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:44 AM

aw man.

Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:01 AM

My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:03 AM

June really has been the month for tragedy.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

Way too young to go.
Although I never cared for his work and found his artwork to be terrible as it was inescapable.
I imagine there will sure;y be a tribute issue or something coming out in a few months - certainly from Aspen.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:34 PM

Shame, I always liked his art even though a lot of people didn't.

His Wizard tutorial helped me a lot with drawing.

He will be missed.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:31 PM

I met and spoke with Michael many times over the last few years and he was one of the nicest guys in the industry that I've dealt with. He was always very generous with his time and was very giving to his fans.

Unfortunatlely his artwork was very expensive so I only own two commissioned pieces by him. I had intended to get a third shortly but obviously that won't be happening now.

My M. Turner artwork

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:03 PM

Wow. Surprising and Sad.

I fell in the margins of where I didn't mind his art, it didn't have me saying wow or anything, but it sure didn't make me not want to buy the comic.

He'll be missed, especially by Marvel for variants.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:23 PM


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

Wow, surprised the hell out of me. I didn't know he was sick though. I find the fact that he was the same age as I am slightly unsettling

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:28 PM

I knew Mike was fighting cancer for a long time now (I think it was is first Wizard special)
Im very sad to see my Favorite Artest go I have never meet him but I have bought and owned alot of stuff autographed by him

Fathom Zero,Witchblade trade

I love his art some of the best Fathom to this day still looks great

I willl now read every thing that man has graced

rest well Mike you fought hard and gave this fan a good ride

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:20 AM

This saddens me, as I did enjoy his art, and I just hate to see people go, particularly this young. And I also wonder if my dad knows yet; I think Turner was one of his favorites.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:56 PM

Those of us fortunate enough to meet him, and chat with him.

or to get his signature, or a sketch.

Cherish it, knowing that for a brief moment, our lives intersected. Cherish your sketches, and autographs knowing that he created them with his hands.

a great talent has left us, the reason, we do not know.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:09 PM

hug............................. just hug

im glad i have some hi res of his artwork on my pc... it may sound weird but colouring pencils that pretty makes me happy

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:21 AM

This is really sad news to hear as I had thought that he was winning his fight against cancer! A brilliant artist and man taken before his time, would have loved to meet him one day.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:59 AM

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Jun 28 2008, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
June really has been the month for tragedy.

Disturbingly true. I personally liked his work, and will miss him. R.I.P.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:52 PM

Yeah, Mike's been battling cancer for quite a few years now. I think I might have seen the report back in 2000, in a Wizard Magazine article, and mentioned again for a special issue. Before his cancer was discovered, I had heard that he was trying to get out of comics: the man was more a fitness/extreme sports fan than anything; surfing, mountain climbing, etc. The fact that he had such a zest for life makes it all the more depressing, and it's just so weird to realize he'd been doing comics work for as long as he has; seems like just yesterday I was looking through his work in Witchblade. The fact that he lived this long after battling what was reported to be a pretty advanced cancer is amazing in and of itself.

I can't say I was a huge fan of his art, but he was a nice guy that definately did not deserve the raw hand given to him.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 12:13 PM

I found out because one of the local comic shop chains here (Lone Star) had a 'memorial' display of his work up front near the registers so you could buy it.

They actually told us to buy them quick because we would be able to sell them on eBay for more money.

I freaking hate Lone Star...
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 01:53 PM


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