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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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#821 MightyMegs

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:04 PM

New War for Cybertron mode



#822 Detour

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:13 AM

Hey I don't really keep up with toy releases, when (and why) was this Stephen Colbert Holding Jon Stewart's Decapitated Head action figure made?

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You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


#823 Dake

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 02:06 PM

Is it a custom? Had you not specified, I would never have guessed that who they were supposed to be.


 
 
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#824 mx-01 archon

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 05:38 AM

Crossposting from the games forum:

 

 

So, the first Overwatch Nerf Gun was announced: Hellfire Shotgun
 
I wonder how those are going to be labelled on store shelves?  They certainly won't be called Hellfire.
[edit]  Apparently "Reaper Wight Edition Blaster".
 
I'm actually pretty impressed that they're going for a "replica" look, instead of doing that generic-branded gun thing like they did for the Deadpool rifle and such.
 
I don't buy Nerf at all, but I might need two...

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#825 Dake

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 04:44 PM

So the Rivals are the ones that shoot the little balls right, not the darts? Pretty cool.

 

They need to get the rights to a Colonial Marine Pulse Rifle.


 
 
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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

Mara and the Manta

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Edited by tec, 27 August 2018 - 09:02 PM.

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#827 MightyMegs

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 07:07 PM

'He's gonna eat you, boy...'

 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 01:41 PM

"Don't tell Mr. Stark..."

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"Fallen Kingdom" Brachiosaurus figure... 

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#829 Dake

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 10:39 AM

That's actually pretty cool! I might buy a set of dino-skeletons like that.


 
 
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#830 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

Does anyone else remember Skeleflex?

#831 Noideaforaname

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 12:30 PM

I got some of the monster Skeleflexes. They broke, like immediately. Dunno how you could've mix-and-matched them as advertised...

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Suddenly I wish I still had that Megavolt toy.



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:23 PM

Hey all! If there are any fans of the Animal Warriors Of The Kingdom toy line, the second Night Shining, Inc exclusive figure is now available for pre-order. The Tezca Mercenary comes with an assortment of accessories as well as an alternate head to create a THIRD character - Mako, the black wolf.

The Mercenary figure is limited to 350, for those troopbuilders out there. The "Kinich" Tezca Royal Guard is also still available in VERY limited quantities if you still need that one for the full Tezca assortment.

If you're interested, you can find out more here:
https://nightshininginc.com/store

 

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#834 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 17 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

I checked out a toy bin and there were some toys that I couldn't figure out. Like where did that werewolf come from? I also blanked out if the brown Biker Mice's name.


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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#835 ZacDeath

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:02 PM

Those all look like a lot of fun. I recognize some of them from TMNT classic monster line. I didn't realize there were so many different Captain Planet figures.
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#836 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 07:54 PM

Which were the TMNT classic monster line? It's the werewolf at the start that seemed interesting.

Lots of Captain Planet villains, haha.

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   TOY DRAMA THEATER!

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#837 tec

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:03 PM

Lets talk die cast cars for a sec

 

Im not a collector like some of those raving fringe Hot Wheel collectors (some of those guys are nuts) but if I happen to see a Hot Wheel I like ill snag it I managed to keep a few of my Hot Wheels/Matchbox from my youth as well

 

First is the ever important Lamborghini collection because the Countach is pure sexy but theres love for others as well

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Next up is cars from my youth and 80/early 90s cars as well things Kemco key car, 80s McDonald's Hot Wheels, Crash Backs, color change, Micro Machine ,and a custom Prowl I made

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Lets go racing with a bunch of GT series ,Gulf Liveries, The Tyrell 6 wheeled F1, Pikes Peak challenge

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Lastly we have Movies, TV and Anime cars (Lupin and Cyberformula)

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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:36 PM

One of the few sets of toys I had as a kid that completely disappeared. I had the black wheel storage case, and another storage case of Hot Wheels and Matchbox, and I have no idea what happened to them. I probably left them at a friend's house or something, but it still bugs me a little.


 
 
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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:53 PM

ouch hate to hear stories like that


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