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@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.


Devil's Due has the "the Corps" liscense

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#1 Weremole


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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:27 PM


In Sweden, where GIJoe/Action Force pretty much disapeared after the 80's whas over and never to be seen again (untill next year when the movie premieres I bet) we had The Corps.

My little brother and I liked them. Especially the wierd sublines with pack-in vehicles like the punker with triple chainsaw and BUZZAW TRIKE or the skate commando thing. But, as much, we called them "Action Force" because that's what we thought they where.

Nevertheless this is.... strange. But cool... in a strange way... Uh. Take it from here, there is much wich can be said.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:54 PM

Didn't they recently loose the Joe liscence? I guess they decied to pick up these knockoffs to replace it. If KOs are startign to get comics it makes me wonder how long till Roadbots get their own.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:48 PM

Why would they want this liscense? They lose G.I. Joe and decide doing the rip off would be the best idea?
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:07 PM

QUOTE(TJMD @ Jun 28 2008, 05:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why would they want this liscense? They lose G.I. Joe and decide doing the rip off would be the best idea?

The Corps! has been around almost as long as the 3 3/4 figures have been around. They've been floating around since at least 1988, and I've got a copy of the 1992 Sears catalog which listed a massive lot of the original figures.

But as usual for manufacturer Lanard, there's never been any fanfare for their line; they've been content with simply letting the line sell itself, and thus far that has somehow managed to work.

Thing is, they overhauled the line about four years ago. All of the older molds were retired (most likely due to extreme mold degradation), and brand new molds and characters were introduced. In the process, Lanard finally introduced villains for their heroes to fight against; previously, the only time they'd done so was some space aliens for their short-lived space subset.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE(Weremole @ Jun 28 2008, 04:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the skate commando thing

That's the only Corps guy whose name I ever could remember, because (like the figure itself, being a rollerblades-wearing, boomerang throwing guy in neon armor) it was utterly ridiculous-

"Hat Trick Lemonade".

Out of curiosity, is there a Corps archive where I can see this weird stuff anywhere?

As for the comic, it does look exactly like TJMD said. "We lost G. I. Joe. Okay, let's do a fake G. I. Joe."

Edited by Spark, 28 June 2008 - 06:54 PM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:59 AM

it's pronounced "The Core", you guys.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE(Zodberg @ Jun 30 2008, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
it's pronounced "The Core", you guys.

This looks like a non sequitur to me. For the benefit of guys like me who may well be humor-deficient, could you explain this comment?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:22 PM

I chuckled.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:43 PM

I have decided I will only read this if they include Jones the ex-archaeologist.

Oh, and this guy.

Edited by Spark, 30 June 2008 - 01:44 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2008 - 10:23 AM

(Why is everyone spelling license wrong?)

Also, bwah? Poor Devil's Due.

Edited by Dr Fang, 02 July 2008 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 12:00 AM

QUOTE(Dr Fang @ Jul 2 2008, 08:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(Why is everyone spelling license wrong?)

Also, bwah? Poor Devil's Due.

Because I'm off in the head. Heh heh.

So wait, this line was bigger than I thought and not some knockoff Walmart brand? I guess I just figured they were generic Joes instead of being a real line... like GoBots.

My bad.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 02:23 AM

I always considered The Corps! to be GI Joe ripoffs. I wonder if Devil's Due can make a comic based on them fly. It seems to me they could take everything they learned from writing GI Joe and camp it up/parody, and it might be really fun.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:30 PM

Good. Sooner DDP is out of business the better, IMO.

After wasting money buying their Voltron Omnibus which had 3 whole issues printed out of page order, and them ignoring me, they can go DIAF.