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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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#5701 Superomegaprime

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 07:01 AM

The up coming Lego sets, the Lego city space theme ones have caught my attention:

 

http://avenueofbrick...-sets-revealed/

 

Their finally going back to space with Mars as the reserach target


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Posted 03 May 2019 - 12:51 AM

Very much agreed, the sets are fictional yet look like the sorts of things we're starting to see in this new era of space exploration.


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Posted 04 May 2019 - 12:36 AM

Well
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#5704 Benbot

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 03:27 PM

I wish it was just a regular excavator. These giant mining machines hold no interest for me.

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Posted 04 May 2019 - 07:14 PM

More for me then!
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:32 PM

This is crazy great. Can I justify spending 350 Australiabucks just to get a Lego Winona Rider? Yes. Yes I can.

 

https://shop.lego.co...side-Down-75810

 

Edit: THANKS A LOT FOR SHOWING THIS TO ME SoS  :o

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#5707 PlutoniumBoss

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:01 AM

That simple screened light effect is way more effective than it has any right to be.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

That's probably the most unique and unusual Lego set ever produced.  I'm not sure if I'm interested enough to buy it, but I'm glad they made it.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 07:50 AM


I have not watched the show (I'll get to it someday) but that looks like just an awesome set conceptually.

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

No Steve and his amazing hair 0/10.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 10:15 AM

I should clarify, I'm making my judgement on the light effect from the actual photo on the Brothers Brick blog, not the photoshopped version here.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:22 PM

Man, Sweet Mayhem in the Triple-Decker Couch Mech set is the absolute best. Her hair must be a new material for LEGO, it smells odd and I've never seen a glossy rubberized plastic like this in any other piece. Maybe the iridescent paint wouldn't stick to anything else? And then the two-plastic molding in the helmet and flight pack, all the glittered translucent blue, the tiny space writing on her tampos, this is just a super nice figure.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 02:08 PM

Mind you, not just the Triple Decker couch set.  She's pretty much the same in every set she appears in, they just vary the accessories she comes with.  The "Introducing Queen What'evra" set is the most basic, with just a single blaster.  The Systar Starship set has two blasters and the rocket boot effects.  Triple Decker couch has a single blaster and the rocket boots.  I haven't been following the set list for Movie 2 super closely, so I'm not sure if she appears anywhere else.

 

I wish her armour piece pegged on more solidly.  It just kinda floats and rattles around between her shoulders and head.  I think it just bothers me based on how firmly everything else tends to stay put with Lego.


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 03:46 PM

The chestpiece seems almost like maybe they're leaving room to remold it for use on a minifig instead of a minidoll? And I just noticed her helmet is THREE plastics. Have they done that before?


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:20 PM

Picked up Lego City Mars Mission Shuttle and the Space station kits. The shuttle is pretty cool, across between the real shuttle and something from Sci-if, while the station is nice, thou the only down side is, if your a lego person when the mini ship it comes with, docks, you'll be blown out into space along with all of the air. The interior detail on the station is pretty good, thou by the looks of things, everyone has to share a single bed which is upon the wall but they do get TV. Both sets have Mars rocks that have translusant bits to make them different from normal lego blocks.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 07:22 PM

Those sets are out already?



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Those sets are out already?

 

Found them in my local Tesco, thou with the station kit, I am considering getting another copy to expand it as its more a module set with it being three modules, one is a science lab, another is where they do the space jogging, the last one is the airlock with a core to hold all three together and there is the arm with the solar panels attached, the roof of each model can be removed so you can play inside, the lab has a light up block that activates from the back, while the biggest one has a pizza launcher, thou its not going to fly far as the disk/pizza is stuck within the model.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 06:34 PM

Lego Hidden Side sets and AR integration sounds really cool!

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:16 PM

Just came across this awesome Lego Batman video, its volent, so not for kids but its got a LOT of Jokers

 


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 02:05 PM

OH NO you guys! I'm falling down a rabbit hole labeled "Custom LEGO Mini-Figures"....and im scared....hehehe

 

It all started with a 16pc He-Man and The Masters Of The Universe set: 

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

I know it isn't official, but I am BLOWN AWAY by all of the little details, like Teela's stuff, Man-At-Arms' armor, Skeletor just looks so awesome...

 

Next I got 2 different GREEN LANTERN sets:

 

the first one is a lot of Greens (no john stewert though), and one or 2 each of someone from all the other color corps...my biggest complaint is that its Agent Orange Lex Luthor instead of LARFLEEZE himself.

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

and the Second Set has some Doubles in it like Arkillo and Superboy Prime...but it has kickass stuff like SCARECROW and my personnel faves like Red Lanter SUPERGIRL and the most important one: Red Lanter GUY GARDNER!

 

https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649

 

Ive also picked up a few singles, like a Ted Kord Blue Beetle with a Booster Gold, a realy cool J'onn J'onzz, and an AMAZING John Constantine....

 

hehe this stuff isn't even that expensive...the He-Man set is less than $20, so is the first Lantern Set...each of the singles was like barely $3-$4...

 

Falling...falling...falling....hehe


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