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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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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Jan 28 2013, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jan 28 2013, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's funny how we can be all for secince and progress until it gets in the way of nostalgia.


I'm all for science until it makes things look bad parody out of Mad Magazine. I haven't ever seen any art of feathered dinos that makes the idea look respectable.

*facepalm*

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

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*It's come to a point where I can't take the non-feathered dinos seriously any more. They look like stretched lizards rather than effective predators.


Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective.

Does it really matter? There's the actual animal, and then there's something that's effectively a mythical creature. And your Velociraptor spielbergensis isn't just outdated, but literally something that Spielberg made up. No one thought of them as man-sized instead of turkey-sized or gave them wide, lizardy skulls until Jurassic Park. (Also amusingly known before the movie: Velociraptor couldn't twist its wrist, making it biologically incapable of opening doors.)

If you're going to be retro, though, go far enough that folks can tell you're doing it on purpose.


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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

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Let's not let the discussion range too far off-topic here. You've all done well thus far redirecting, I'd hate to see it drift into discussion about dino-aesthetics vs. Weremole's great art.

Any chance of getting those posts moved into GD - or possibly P&R? = )

On topic, I agree with TriBlurr - I was seeing Bulkhead in Scorponok. Is that intentional? Waspinator as a possibly ADHD kid seems like fun, also. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 January 2013 - 11:12 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

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Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:02 PM



QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?


We don't have to!

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The answer is "it would be pretty bad ass."

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:49 AM

I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.

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 17 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 17 2013, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.


I want to point out that recently the remains of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus was found with feathers. An adult ancestor. And so it's extremely likely that Tyrannosaurus did, too. The only reason to believe he didn't previously was that no large animal like him had been discovered with feathers in adulthood, but now there has.

http://www.wired.com...huali-feathers/

#29 Tyranno

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

I don't see how feathers = chickens.

You know what else has feathers? Eagles. Hawks. Cassowaries. Terror birds.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

And seagulls are friggin' jerks.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

we need a predacon seagull.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

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we need a predacon seagull.


I found a Sea Gull Transformer, not sure on the affiliation. Admittedly, its third party. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Kevin S, 17 February 2013 - 06:14 AM.

My FlickR folder...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Have at it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

anyway in like two weeks one of my comics talks about this and i just want you all to know i wrote it before this thread happened

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Jurassic Park was the pinnacle of Dinosaur Awesomeness, and it's just gone downhill from there.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 28 2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Eh, I don't find the leathery skin look there all that terrifying either.

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Jan 28 2013, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)


a) Godzilla is not an actual animal

b) I'm pretty sure the original movie (by that I mean the original original. I'm not really sure about the version starring Raymond Burr) called him an aquatic reptile.

edit: This article here mentions that Prof Yamane in the movie theorized him to be some hybrid of land and sea reptile that lived in ocean trenches. Not really a theropod dinosaur.

edit again: The Heisei films did have a Godzilla that started out as a dinosaur (Godzillasaurus), but that was a fictional species/genus.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

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This makes me think of chickens for some reason.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

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QUOTE(Walky @ Feb 16 2013, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This makes me think of chickens for some reason.


It makes me think of the Cuckoos from Zelda, seeing them flap in panic when you pick them up and carry them over your head. Surely that is the epitome of terrifying...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Although I'll miss the old scaly dinosaur look, having feathers does mean that they were most likely much more colorful than we previously thought.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I rather like the feathers on carnosaurs. The same with quills on a Triceratops.



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