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@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

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@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.


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#21 Powered Convoy

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:57 PM

The Dreadnok set is awesome and it'll be one of like 6 G.I. Joe things I've gotten in the last 3 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:34 PM

Not that it's more than Marauders In Name Only anyway, being half Renegades, a guy who wasn't one of them, and three guys who are so different from the originals that it may as well be coincidental.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:36 PM

Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:39 PM

Oh yes. Oh yes OH YES.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

For whatever reason, Sci Fi never really connected for me back in the day but this is excellent.
 
 
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

I never owned the mold this one is based on, I only had his black and grey version, so getting this Sci-Fi is like getting a toy I never laid my hands on as a kid. Plus, I did always like his character (or maybe I just liked guys with bright colors and visors?) so this figure gets me jacked on many levels.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

Sci-Fi was one of my first Joes and he holds an extra-special place for me because in an era before Mega Man toys existed, he pulled double-duty as Mega Man too!

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.

 


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 9 2011, 02:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bad arse In hand Sci Fi is bad arse!


I want that toy like I want to breathe.


ZacWilliam, he was one of my favorites as a kid, and that's such a great take on it!
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:13 PM

Sci-Fi is the only Joe I vividly remember playing with as a kid (and his unfortunate end via Lawn mower after I accidentally left him in the yard) so the update is a definite purchase!

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE(NICKSTART @ Nov 9 2011, 01:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not to beat the topic into the ground, but I'm glad I'll be able to have Slaughter's Marauders and no Slaughter to command them...because whenever I see that set THAT'S what it reminds me.

Yeah both sets are ironically tied to the very hard to get / under ordered SDCC exclusives for the past 2 years.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

My hour and a half effort to buy Zarana is testament to that as well.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 07:12 AM

I managed to get one, but it turned into a big fiasco as I tried to get them for my brother too (which I managed to do) but since I used the same credit card (because he was too hugging broke that week, I mean who doesn't have hugging $30 the week of something big like this coming out) we ended up getting a set through a reseller and split the difference. The bunghole. Can you tell I'm still a bit bitter about him not having the money. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:34 AM

Airtight and Law and Order at Generals Joes.. Ok, here's my question, the carded pics of Airtight didn't show that backpack, so is this a prerelease, or was the good backpack simply hidden? I sure hope it's the latter.

I do like LnO but it's too bad the colors couldn't be a little closer.

Edited by Dake, 10 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.

 
 
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

Oh, Scarlett is Jen from The IT Crowd turned into a badass.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hey look it's that Mary Sue vanity figure based on the guy who used to threaten websites that spoke out against his Steel Brigade fanclub with Hasbro-approved lawsuits and wrote his own filecard that made him a triggerhappy superduperawesome mix of Psyche-Out, Shockwave, Chuckles, Snake-Eyes and Stalker.
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And whereas a lot of other figures used old outdated toolings, this one features both a new head and 30th Law's tooling, that's right tooling of a figure not even out yet.

I think a member of another board I'm on probably said it best:
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It strikes me as distasteful and arrogant for the club to be using extremely limited slots for vanity figures... If you must make a vanity figure, give the opportunity to the "Entire Fan Club" offer it as a prize for a contest or a membership perk... That would be a move that would make Master Collector seem much more like the "Club" it pretends to be when it's not a poorly run business.

Edited by Detour, 11 November 2011 - 03:36 PM.

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.

 


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Wow - so much drama in such a short post. And I don't know a thing about any of it (nor do I need to know thank you, that's half the battle I could care less about). icon-fire.gif icon-fire.gif

Suffice it to say it's a pretty dull figure on its own merits. Though, isn't that head just Bench Press with a lighter brown goatee instead of the dark brown beard? Sure looks like him anyway.
 
 
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 08:02 PM

So wait. His name is Surefire, and he comes with a flashlight?
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:36 PM

The Club used one of their slots to update a character that has been heavily featured in Club fiction and Hasbro probably wouldn't care enough to bother with any time soon, and Detour finds it intolerable.

SHOCKING.

That's not to say I like it myself, just that I don't agree with the reasoning given. Honestly, I find it to be a pretty dull and boring-looking figure in itself. The features don't really align with the look of the figure or the character as he's appeared so far. I see virtually nothing in common with this figure, even after allowing for the Club adding a beard to him. A modern update is one thing, an extreme makeover another, but this basically takes the colors of the previous figure and reimagines every other aspect.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 10:07 PM

I do tend to agree with Detour on principle here.

Of the still hundreds of characters left undone (and most will probably NEVER be touched by Hasbro), we get a remake of a vanity figure with a new headsculpt and some of the newest ranges of tooling we know about (he uses parts from the Law figure THAT HASN'T EVEN BEEN RELEASED). With all the tooling available (ish), we couldn't get Nunchuck, Dart, Heavy Duty, Hi-Tech, or (considering how much arctic stuff Hasbro has done over the past 4 years) a decent V1 Frostbite (who would just need a new head)?

Not only that, but I just don't think the product is very good. For the trends collectors have been clamoring for (grounded, PoC like colors and aesthetics), Sure Fire really sticks out as being excessively bright in color



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