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@  Locoman : (23 January 2018 - 12:39 AM)

-shrugs- He says the right things more often, at least.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 January 2018 - 11:03 PM)

Well is Trudeau an improvement over Harper?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Most of the country is sick of trudeau, they very well might get in anyway. Might as well vote for the shmuck who actually wants to do good, but will accidentally screw it up, over the shmucks who'll lie about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:14 PM)

Voting NDP is how the Conservatives get in, though

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

because the road to hell is, after all, paved with good intentions.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:12 PM)

There isn't one of those in this lot. Vote for the one whom won't deliberately do damage... so NDP.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I usually feel an obligation to vote in any election, but I honestly won't know who to vote for next time around. I don't like any of them, and I think the best we can hope for is someone who won't do any more damage

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Pretending to try to figure out how to undo the absolutely flawless system of wealth concentration they and their predecessors designed

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Well, they're all off to Davos now, supposedly to lament the horribly skewed wealth distribution that's gotten even worse since last year's meeting

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Conversely, being impressed by politicians isn't something you should be happy about.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:02 PM)

The other side of the canadian coin right now is a harper clone. If trudeau runs again, the choice is NDP or liberal. It all depends on how the NDP plays out under the new guy, but so far I am unimpressed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

I don't disagree. Trudeau is a clown and he's been a huge disappointment. I was naive enough to believe he'd actually stick to his word and do something to help the middle class. He's never getting my vote again

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

This little raptor is freaking BOSS! Also, I've been drinking, so kinda mellow.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 07:00 PM)

Been playing with slash for the last hour though, totally worth it.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

After duties and the exchange AND shipping. I'm not even going to bother appealing, it'll take ages and achieve nothing.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:59 PM)

I assuming it was toys, and those have a 0% duty rate even when the object isn't of North American manufacture. In that case, it just should've been taxes and the processing fee

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

We won't get it. Nothing the trudeau government has done has actually helped the end level canadian citizen, and with trump on the other side: it'll only get worse.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:58 PM)

Wonko, if you feel the customs weren't assessed properly you can always contact them to appeal. Generally, the fee should only be taxes (GST/QST in your case) + duties (if applicable, depending on the type of item where it was made) + Canada Post's processing fee. If the item was properly valued on the parcel, it usually shouldn't reach paid twice territory

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

One of the things I'm hoping comes out of these NAFTA talks (assuming they don't kill it) is Canada adopting an increased duty-free limit. $20 compared to the American's $800 is really ridiculous

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:47 PM)

Stuff sent via more expensive shipping methods, though, might attract their attention more often

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Although it might depend what method it was sent via USPS. Pretty much the only things I receive from the US anymore in Canada are sent First Class Parcel (which is trackable), and I don't think Customs really scrutinizes those ones that much

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

In fact I almost never get charged. Only when the stated value on the package is in the extreme range, like $300 or more

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 06:41 PM)

Strange the duties were so high. I've been hit by UPS with their insane fees, but I've always had good experiences with USPS and Canada Post

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 05:36 PM)

USPS then canada post.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 January 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Very carefully, I hope

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 PM)

How was it delivered?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 02:24 PM)

the duties pushed the cost of it into "paid twice" range.

@  Benbot : (22 January 2018 - 02:06 PM)

Well, at least hospitalization won't send you into bankruptcy. There's always that.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 January 2018 - 01:52 PM)

o.O

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 01:40 PM)

And not happy anymore. 40 bucks on duties. Free trade my ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 January 2018 - 11:26 AM)

Yay! I should get my package from BBTS today!

@  Arazyr : (22 January 2018 - 10:50 AM)

Okay, now I get the snake thing. Thanks for the Pokemon reference. It was a bit after my time... 8^)

@  CastletonSnob : (22 January 2018 - 08:05 AM)

This is a Transformers fansite. Do you like big bots and you cannot lie?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 03:32 AM)

no. was just making a silly/stupid joke

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 January 2018 - 03:22 AM)

Onyx is a stone. Onix is a rock snake. Do you even Pokemon, bro?

@  Telly : (22 January 2018 - 02:44 AM)

could be a rock made of snakes. we just dont know!

@  Foffy : (22 January 2018 - 02:15 AM)

He is a snake made of rock, though

@  Jetstream C-18 : (21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM)

No, Onyx is a snake.

@  Arazyr : (21 January 2018 - 01:12 PM)

Something I only just "got" last night: Of course IDW's GB Blackrock is associated with Onyx Prime. Onyx is a black rock.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?


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#1 Esser-Z

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:07 AM

Trailer here

I... can't decide if this looks awesome or stupid.

I'm leaning towards awesome, though. Swashbuckling Russian Santa!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Wow.. yeah. That Santa is the most awesome Santa ever.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yeah...ok...alright...fair enough.



That looks amazing.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

Badass Russian Santa has his naughty list tattooed on one arm, and the nice list on the other.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:15 PM

Who's the bad guy meant to be?

Part of me would be completely on board for a movie like this, but on the other hand, Dreamworks. On the other other hand, How to Train Your Dragon.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Apparently the bad guy is called Pitch (as in pitch black), the Boogeyman. It seems so obvious.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:36 PM

I'm torn. On the one hand, badass Russian Santa.

On the other hand, this is exactly the kind of thing that DeviantArt eats up.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

I... I don't know what to think. I feel guilty kinda wanting to see it. But still.... Santa with Swords?

I am confused.


QUOTE(Mr Smitt @ Apr 7 2012, 11:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who's the bad guy meant to be?

Part of me would be completely on board for a movie like this, but on the other hand, Dreamworks. On the other other hand, How to Train Your Dragon.


Well to be fair, Dreamworks has seriously stepped up their game in the past few years. The two Kung Fu Panda's and How to Train Your Dragon were fantastic films - films actually able to run alongside Disney/Pixar fair and, while maybe not being quite as masterful, certainly were around the same level. And even their lesser works - Megamind, Monsters Vs Aliens, were at the very least entertaining and fun parodies. After that many wins in a row, it's hard to just dismiss Dreamworks as 'crap' anymore.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

Based on a series of books.



Either way I look forward to this movie.



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

This right here is where my sense of wonderment failed...



Dreamworks has to get over their addiction to names...ESPECIALLY flavor of the month's like Chris Pine...because he's shown any level of acting that makes him the choice for a voice role? Anything distinctive about him? Anything that makes him better than a professional voice actor?

It makes sense in some cases....Jay Brushell in Dragon..1) he's got a pretty distinctive voice pattern and manner, and 2) that's a role he'd play in a live action version...same with Jack Black in panda.



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Posted 07 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Yeah, Dreamworks feels the need to make a big deal out of the names in their movies.


Pixar does not. In fact, most of the time they just use people from around the office....and John Ratzenberger.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:23 PM

I'm digging this star power or not. It sounded a bit ridiculous but they kinda flipped my expectations (remember The Santa Clause 3) after the trailer.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:30 PM

Yes, because Tim Allen (back in the 90's), Tom Hanks, Ed Asner, Owen Wilson, and Larry the Cable Guy are "guys that happened to be in the office."

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

How many of those guys were HUGE films stars back then?

Tom Hanks.

And even then they were hardly promoted (or mentioned) in most promos.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

I'm liking what I see!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Apr 7 2012, 07:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, because Tim Allen (back in the 90's), Tom Hanks, Ed Asner, Owen Wilson, and Larry the Cable Guy are "guys that happened to be in the office."


Pixar casts actors who'd you'd cast if the film was a live action version.

Ed Asner played an animated Ed Asner. You could easily see Cars remade live with Owen Wilson and Larry.

Tom & Tim aren't as personally connect to their rolls as in others, but Dave Foley and Julia Louis Dryfus? Monsters Inc works just as well if you point a camera at John Goodman and Billy Crystal.

What did America Ferrara, Jonah Hill or Kristin Wiig bring of themselves to Dragon?

Or generic voiced Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogan, or Rain Wilson to Monsters vs Alien. Colbert played an exagerated version of his own character, and at least Hugh Laurie went nuts with the role to justify his casting.


(and yes, Resse Withspoon would actually play that part in a live action..as would Amy Adams, Rachel McAdams, and Jennifer Aniston. IE. Generic leading lady, so you might as well have cast Tara Strong, and save some money to be used for the script (and get a better voice performance))

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:13 PM

Colbert's actually done a lot of voice work and he's pretty damn good.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Kalidor @ Apr 8 2012, 01:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Colbert's actually done a lot of voice work and he's pretty damn good.



Yeah Colbert has a great classic cartoon voice. Tek Janson FTW.
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#19 Confuzor

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

and Phil Ken Sebben on Harvey Birdman.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

QUOTE(Confuzor @ Apr 7 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and Phil Ken Sebben on Harvey Birdman.


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