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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".


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#5641 Betty Nor

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Posted 02 November 2018 - 06:43 AM

Okay - I've officially been working too much lately.

This morning, I found the measuring cup that I use to scoop my dog's food in the kitchen dust bin.  I apparently threw it away after scooping out his dinner when I got home late last night.

...and I found bag 11 mixed in with all of the empty bags that had contained bags 1-10.

 

To Mattel/Mega's credit, they did offer to have me return the entire set and receive another one.  Not crazy about mailing back the whole set, especially after sinking a couple of hours into building it so I'm glad to have found the "missing" bag.

 

It's been a long week.  hug.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 03:36 PM

And it's done.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:52 PM

Well, this is kind of sad, but I think I'm skipping this year's holiday set.

I mean... Santa's House, absolutely. The workshop? Down for that. Christmas train! Well, okay, cash in on the Tom Hanks Is Everything And Everyone On This Train movie. Train Station! Okay, well, it hooks into the rail loop, I guess-

Fire Station!

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 03:10 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Got a few MyBuild mech suit sets from Amazon this week, built one tonight.

 

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Brick quality is okay, but some of them hold more loosely than I'd like (and more loosely than some of the single stud connections can withstand).  Comes with a couple sprues of extra weapons that the minifig can't carry while in the mech.  The core skeleton frame manages to get by with only six unique new pieces (the torso, shoulder/foot pieces, thigh pieces, elbow/knee pieces, and pieces that work as upper arms, lower arms, and shins).  $18-21 per set with free shipping is definitely worth picking up at least a few.  (The other two I got turn out to be inspired by "All You Need Is Kill," the Japanese light novel/manga that was used as the basis for that Tom Cruise time loop warfare movie.)

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:15 PM

I made some changes to the Lance mech suit, mainly the arm that holds the lance, I turn the arm into the lance, replacing the hand, it looks so much better and more fitting for a guy who uses lances as a weapon, other wise, he might as well be Clay with a long thin sword!


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:39 PM

I picked up the Ninjgo Throne Room kit, nice little build, I rather liked it, just got to find a character I think more suited to sitting on the throne, also got a lego city air show plane, much smaller than the kit with the hanger but still a desent build, I'm pleased with that one!

 

I just bought the throne room set.  Ultimately, I decided on Garmadon in his pyjamas, bowl, and spoon because it just seemed appropriate.

For $16, it was a great way to get a very nice complement of minifigures.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:04 AM

Both the Rita and Keiji armors from MyBuild are higher quality than the Base Defender.  I think they may have cut some corners on the Base Defender to offer a minifigure and accessories while holding the price down.

 

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:45 PM

Gonna ruin it for everyone, but

Day 13 of the City Advent calendar

'Young girl with ice cream'

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I've been working on the Ninjago City Docks for almost a month now, and I still cannot find the motivation to finish it.

It's not to say that it's a bad model per se or the construction techniques are boring.  There have been some serious "ah-ha" moments when I thought a build was not going in the right direction.  It also combines with the Ninjago City set from last year - I hope they continue this trend like the Creator Modular line.

 

...but yeah.  I've got three bags' worth of steps to do, and I find myself putting it off indefinitely.

It almost feels like studying in college - I keep finding reasons not to do it, and at some point, I'm going to have to make myself get it done.

 

Pretty sure that's not how a (super-pricey) LEGO set should make you feel.

 

I think part of the problem is that I have the partially completed model ($230) adjoined to the Ninjago City set ($299), and I am not seeing a $70 gap in value between them.  Ninjago City is infinitely more interesting and impressive.  Heck, the old $150 Creator Modular City components have more presence and splendour.

 

Maybe if the designer had kept the build confined to a single baseplate, this would have given the build more height?

 

And of course, the amount of space devoted to the water-way, while aesthetically pleasing, does hamper the extent of the actual builds.  This was a detracting point of Ninjago City as well, which is, effectively, 3/4ths of an actual building.

 

The docks feel like 1/2 of a building and then stretched across the additional 1/2 baseplate.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

A while ago, I got Vader's Castle but I've not been motivated to carry on building after I done the tie fighter, it might because of work but there is the added pressure of Christmas shopping (driving me insane, AGAIN!!), so I just not really been motivated to work on it, I've been doing my Lego city Advent calander for this year but not Vader's castle, I'll get to it, evenly!


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Is anyone else disappointed with this year's Star Wars Advent Calendar thus far?


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:59 PM


I love that i had Freemaker characters in it. And it's nice to see cool newer characters like Rose and the Guavan Deathgang guy, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by most of the mini-kit builds. Cloud city was a neat idea though.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:46 PM

I'm a bit disappointed in the scattershot feel.  I liked how the previous ones would have reliable 2-4 day runs of a single setting/movie/etc.  The closest we've gotten so far this year is that the Rathtar and one of its meals appear back to back.

 

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:30 PM

MEGA Construx Heroes figures are $2.50 each on clearance at my local Wal-Marts. Also, with the stark white faces these guys are tough to photograph. Either I use the flash and it washes out their faces or I turn it off and they blur a little. But with the parts they've given these guys, they knew army building was going to happen. They come with two different guns, two different eyepieces that can be worn on either eye, three different greeble-boxes that can be attached on four different hardpoints, and an arm-hose that can likewise go from either arm to any hardpoint.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:25 PM

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Springer? is that you?


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 05:32 PM

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green/yellow/grey helicopter
3 modes
Springer? is that you?

 

Minus a robot mode, so yeah, kind of!


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Kinda like this guy I bought a few years back.

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Sort of a Springer-Bulkhead fusion.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 08:19 PM

That this combination of vehicles and colors keeps coming up by chance seems like an unlikely coincidence.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

I just saw the sneak preview of LEGO Movie 2. Its probably number 3 behind LEGO Batman and LEGO Movie 1, but it has the best songs of the three (I never bothered seeing Ninjago).
Signatures are overrated.



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