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@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 04:29 AM)

2019 has been one long South Park episode.

@  Sjogre : (16 November 2019 - 10:46 PM)

Okay, that actually sounds pretty fun.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 12:49 PM)

It was set in the forties, featured Nazi's as the villains and had Kiko fight mostly Ice Age animals and a mythical dragon that now ruled the island guarding Kongs treasure.

@  Paladin : (15 November 2019 - 11:37 AM)

and it was ALSO eleven hours long.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 November 2019 - 10:55 AM)

In a alternate reality Peter Jackson made Son of Kong.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

To be fair to boba: everyone else to go into the sarlacc was a sacrifice. Stripped almost naked and tossed, and didn't have body armor, a jetpack and a weapon.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2019 - 06:54 AM)

Nah, he just has to keep up his plot insurance payments so he can shoot his way out of the Sarlacc again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 November 2019 - 02:59 AM)

Funny, but everyone knows he bounty hunts for Jabba Hutt to finance his 'Vette.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 November 2019 - 02:54 AM)

Okay.. Not sure why.. but streaming is harder than jsut playing the game.. even though that's pretty much what I was doing.

@  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.


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#61 Rust

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:13 PM

I figure Life Model Decoy. They've been established as existing (Or Tony just plucked that out of think air), and Coulson's not stupid enough to tangle with Loki without having some kind of backup plan. He had enough time to stop by the Helicarrier's R&D Division to pick up the Destroyer Cannon...why not fire up a LMD while he was there?

Or he actually is dead, and the Coulson we are seeing is itself a Life Model Decoy implanted with Coulson's brainwave patterns...thus allowing him to be "alive" and still potentially be the Vision for Avengers 2.

Edited by Rust, 14 May 2013 - 03:14 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:40 PM






"What does that mean to you?" "That someone really wanted our initials to spell out SHIELD"

Edited by Scavgraphics, 14 May 2013 - 03:46 PM.


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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ May 14 2013, 01:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Aren't you dead?"
"I don't take time off."

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

Damn, that looks so cool.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:31 PM

QUOTE(Scavgraphics @ May 14 2013, 04:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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"What does that mean to you?" "That someone really wanted our initials to spell out SHIELD"


Now THAT is an awesome Trailer.


-ZacWilliam, not that the previous is bad, this one just ROCKED it.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 14 May 2013 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:40 PM

My girlfriend is one of the (evidently) vast majority of people who like superheroes but don't like superhero comics, for reasons that include (but are not limited to) the casual revolving-door nature with which they treat the afterlife.

So her happiness to see Coulson in this series marks her as a bit hypocritical, which she's willing to accept because she just can't wait to see the show.

Personally, my money's on Coulson being an LMD, possibly with the twist that he doesn't know he's one, or at the very least with the twist that his team doesn't know he's one. Either one of those setups seem very much in Whedon's wheelhouse and work perfectly in a show about an organization whose "secrets have secrets".

The Vision thing, I can't put into words how bad an idea I'd find that.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

New contenders enter the ring.

Patriot or Josiah X (due to the "what, I should wear a shield?" comment.

Plus sides, ties into the Super soldier serum and Coulson's Cap fetish.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

Patriot would certainly be a lot easier for Marvel to subsequently dust off in the comics...LOT less dust than Rage.

But between the "not of this Earth" line and the weird-looking tech that can be seen on Richards' arm (I'm pretty sure that's his sleeve) at 2:16, I'm thinking his identity might not be something we can determine from these clips alone. He could be Nova or Darkhawk for all we know, with that thing on his arm acting as the Wolrdmind/amulet.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:01 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ May 14 2013, 05:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Patriot would certainly be a lot easier for Marvel to subsequently dust off in the comics...LOT less dust than Rage.

But between the "not of this Earth" line and the weird-looking tech that can be seen on Richards' arm (I'm pretty sure that's his sleeve) at 2:16, I'm thinking his identity might not be something we can determine from these clips alone. He could be Nova or Darkhawk for all we know, with that thing on his arm acting as the Wolrdmind/amulet.


I've also seen the tech pointing to Battlestar.

But I'm more and more keen on the idea of Josiah X, who has the strengths of using Patriot, without aging Patriot out of a future Young Avengers project.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:05 PM

Wow, Battlestar is a name I've not heard or thought of in a looooooong time.

Now I kinda want to see Gruenwald's US Agent/Cap story done someday.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

No, one of them is not the easy way. Heh.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

There's a somewhat propagandistic "It's okay to do terrible things for the greater good" tone to this. I don't like it.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

QUOTE(Creature SH @ May 14 2013, 04:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There's a somewhat propagandistic "It's okay to do terrible things for the greater good" tone to this. I don't like it.


Where are you getting that from?

I mean, you're probably not wrong about the final product, "Avengers" proved that SHIELD is willing to do bad for good.

But I don't see any hint of that in the trailer. Arguably the worst thing they do is black-bag the "not a team player" hacker (who has managed to annoy me already with one line).

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

When you're a spy, you have to do a lot of questionable things for the greater good. Or even for the lesser good, like bringing in a novice superhero and make them get some training before they get themselves or others killed. But sometimes, you have to deal with rampant rewriting of history, and I don't mean in the Orwellian sense.

"We just got a Byrne Notice on you. You've been retconned."

When you get Byrned, you can end up without a history. You're stuck wherever they put you, you might be an alien or an android or who knows what. You rely on whatever help you can get, be it an ex-SHIELD agent, a woman who used to be your wife in the old continuity but no longer even likes you, or...if you're desperate...the new continuity implants marketing dropped on you.

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE(Big Show @ May 14 2013, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The trailer is awesome and all, but who is going to buy me new pants?


That's classified business. These guys deal with the stuff that hasn't been classified yet.

(Which, now that I think about, is weird. Why stick as high-level an agent as Coulson on non-classified stuff? Can't trust an LMD with classified material, maybe...?)



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:35 PM

I think they are talking about brand new issues. Like a first response team.
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Posted 14 May 2013 - 06:39 PM

I hope he ends up being Wonder Man.
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