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@  Benbot : (18 November 2019 - 04:01 PM)

And a good boy

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Hound is at least a very good toy.

@  ThunderWear : (18 November 2019 - 09:11 AM)

Hound is the only other one that even comes close to Chromia in my area, and he ships in two separate waves.

@  Liege : (18 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

This might be how they finally get rid of all the Chromias. I've not seen a shelfwarmer like that in ages.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 08:26 PM)

It's a good deal if you want a full set of Refraktor (and if they have them at your location)

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Here we can buy two and get one free, but at least two of them are gonna be the same toy, because lol distribution.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2019 - 01:01 PM)

In the U.K., it’s more like you but two, you only get one given how expensive they are.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Transformers are Buy 2 Get 1 free at Target this week.

@  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.


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#41 Shadewing

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 29 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well apparently Catwoman got her brains blown out in JLA, so some dude can get Batmans attention.

Since her ongoing doesn't seem to be cancelled, she'll presumable get over it though.


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Posted 29 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

http://hasdcdonesome...tupidtoday.com/

It's worth mentioning that "done something stupid" is as decided by a blog who DC won't allow interviews with due to negative coverage so there's a certain level of bias there. (of course as item 1 of DC doing something stupid was letting people know they were blacklisting the blog due to negative coverage..."

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Agreed.

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 29 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

QUOTE(Wheelimus @ May 29 2013, 01:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My primary complaint is that there isn't an archive of stupid things done beyond the current choice and the previous one. It would be nice to be able to read through all of the dumbassness at once.

Exactly!

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

So "Let's make Bruce Wayne's Life a Parody of Peter Parker's" is a DC editorial mandate now? Because dang.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:47 AM

Reset twice yetsturday.

http://www.theouthou...-for-jla-4.html

http://www.theouthou...del-myopic.html

edit: looks like the obscenity filter mangles the first url. just replace "jive" with you know.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:52 PM

Wow.


That second one. Wow.

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 30 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 30 2013, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow.
That second one. Wow.

That baffles me the most as it basically goes AGAINST so many "things":
comic sales are generally down, so you go against a segment which offer CONSISTENT sales. Probably in favor of annual relaunches and "big events" which give you a couple months of a sales spike before the insulting mediocre content drives away any new readers you might have gotten (and were largely responsible for driving many away from said comics to begin with).

So, WHY is Dan DiDio still in charge at DC?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:23 PM

This...this is nonsense.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:19 PM

I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:22 PM

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I'm glad I don't really care about DC, because from an outsider's perspective all this is hilarious. 7 days is really the longest they can go? What is going on there?

Basically, much-hyped reboot, raise in sales due to media attention, sales decline because, let's face it, it was just a marketing gimmick, desperation to keep sales up and Warner execs happy.
Plus, general incompetence because Dan DiDio and Jim Lee are running the show.

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 31 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:46 AM

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I love how DC went all drastic reboot, dropping years of continuity for a bump in readership that didn't last very long.

Meanwhile, Marvel just did a rebranding while keeping prior continuity and they also got a huge bump, and seem to be maintaining it.


Well part of that is that Marvel actually planned their marketing bump, while DC had things decided at the last minutes cuasing many sudden changes without planning things out.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:03 AM

DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

Their costumes have panel lining all over them and they've ditched the visible underwear. They also have 90's levels of EXTREEEEEEME!!!!!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:26 AM

DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Total Biscuit @ May 31 2013, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Rust @ May 31 2013, 10:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC's constant reboots make it difficult for me to care about its universe any more. Especially when they keep hitting the reset button every couple of years it seems like.

I ask in all seriousness: What makes Modern DC and its slew of revamps and reboots any different from the Silver Age when authors and creators didn't even bother to adhere to any sort of continuity or backstory?


As far as I can see, the main difference is that modern DC mostly takes itself painfully seriously, whereas at least the silverage was aware of just how ludicrous it was.

I got tired of it all just after Blackest Night/Brightest Day, and I'm so glad I dropped it then rather than having to go through everything I used to care about ceasing to exist.

Honestly, I've been looking through it the last few days, and only about 1 in 8 of the the characters I gave a toss about even exist anymore, and most of the ones that still do barely resemble the characters I was reading about just a few years ago.

I always prefered DC to Marvel, because its universe was a bit more lighthearted and self aware, and it generally featured, to my mind, a more believable world, filled with a better extend cast of obscure characters that had all the growth and depth the 'big 3' could never hope for.

These days, with DC off its bloody nut, and Marvel shifting slowly to being a bit more like the MCU in its sensibilities, I really just hope DC folds and Marvel can buy out some of its better, less well known characters.


Basically in more recent years, DC and Marvel have traded roles. DC used to be generally more lighthearted and happier, while Marvel tended to be darker and more serious. Now DC is pretty much all dark and serious while Marvel has become much more lighthearted and self aware.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:38 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ May 31 2013, 10:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DC will never fold, it's too protected within the Warner hierarchy.


I'd heard kind of the opposite, and that this whole Nu52 bollocks was WB mandated to try and boost sales, with the threat of them canning the comics publishing arm if it didnt get its jive together and start making Marvel numbers.
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