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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".


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.

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

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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.