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@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.

@  The Wadapan : (12 August 2018 - 12:18 PM)

could've been worse then :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:03 PM)

So when he tried to pry into his daughter's love life, he ended up posting numerous search terms relating to "hot boy".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 August 2018 - 12:02 PM)

I once saw this comedy episode wherein a dad mistakenly thought the status bar on Facebook was the search bar.


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#21 Creature SH

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:25 PM

A Gotham Central show, I see working. But yeah, as a prequel, it's going to have all of the issues of Smallville, which I loathed.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:23 AM

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Back in September, it was announced that FOX had given a straight-to-series order to a new live-action television series entitled Gotham, which was purportedly an origin story for Commissioner Gordon. Many of us were left wondering how the network planned to do a comic-based TV show without a superhero at its center. What would distinguish Gotham from another cop/detective series?

At today's TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour Chairman of Entertainment at FOX Kevin Reilly revealed that this series would indeed function as an origin story for Batman.

 

"This is an origin story for young Bruce Wayne," Reilly said, promising that all of the classic Batman characters and villains would make an appearance, including: The Penguin, The Riddler, Commissioner Gordon, and The Joker. This is a series about "Gotham on the brink" he said, and "how they all became who they were, what events led up to these characters becoming Catwoman [and so on]." The Chairman described the series as "operatic" and "larger-than-life."

It will follow Bruce Wayne from childhood through his development into the Dark Night, with the final episode marking the moment when he puts on the cape. They're not certain what age young Bruce will be at this point, but Reilly estimates that he will be about 13 at the start of the series. "The actor will grow-up, if we do our job well he'll be a young man and ready [to be Batman] by the end," he said. "Which isn't to say we might not skip ahead."

 

Reilly followed up by saying that this would be a serialized show that will function on its own, separate from the Warner Brothers DC cinematic universe. "We own all the rights.That's what we're licencing," he said. "They brought us the entire franchise for a very healthy licence fee. We're not negotiating this piece meal. We have all of the underlying Batman rights for the entire franchise for this series."

He continued, saying, "That's what I like about this, it's not some sort of adjunct companion series. This is the Batman franchise, just backing it up. I think that gives it a real focus as to what the show is about and what stories we're telling."

There will be no connection to the Batman/Bruce Wayne that Ben Affleck will be introducing in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel 2, tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. "Warner Brothers manages the entire franchise and its one of their top global franchises of all," Reilly said."So there will be an awareness of both and we'll have to coordinate when we're in the market place, but the productions are not piggy-backing off one another."

The series will be in the vein of the grittier tone that Christopher Nolan established in his Dark Knight trilogy, it will be very organic to that world, though Nolan will not have a direct connection to the production. We won't see Batman's cape and cowl till the series' conclusion, as mentioned, and it will be a slow reveal on the Supervillains alter-egos as well. "We're arcing to that," Reilly clarified. "We're not starting in that world where the villains are in costume. You see markers for it that are kind of delicious. You begin to see the evolution of the eccentricities that become those characters, but you really sort of arc there. We don't start out in capes and costumes."

When asked if there is a possibility that they may spinoff additional characters, Reilly said that he "certainly hopes so." Adding, "Do I think we'll peel out The Riddler? I don't. There's a large tapestry of characters to service over many years. So I hope we can just keep it on for a long, long run."

As the the number of episodes, Reilly jokes that, "Warner Brothers would like it to be 22 because they'd like as many as they can get," but no decisions have been made in regards to either the length of the series or a premiere date.

The show begins staffing shortly, with scripts expected to quickly following.

We will keep you updated as details on this series emerge.

 

I don't like the sound of any of this. At least in Smallville he still had powers. In this we will have a child. In Gotham. With villains running about that he can't deal with. Just... no thanks.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:18 AM

Nope.

Not interested.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:00 AM


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:31 AM

So its a show explaining why Bruce Wayne never showed up in Smallville. Eh. With a bit of that ever elusive competency, anything's possible.

 

At least it sounds more excited than the Agents of Shield show we have now, if only that we'll actually see comic book characters in this one..



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

This is only going to make me sad and angry, just like Smallville.

 

Or, more accurately, like Smallville would have if I hadn't stopped watching somewhere during the first season.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:51 AM

Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!

 

Yeah, this is gonna suck.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:12 AM

 

Ooo!  Ooo!  I bet the Joker and all the rest will be high school buddies of Bruce to add to the angst!  The Penguin will be that nerdy kid in the corner that no one ever appreciated and thus embarked on a life of crime!  Joker will be the star athlete jokester scarred by a horrible astroturf accident!  Riddler will be that kid with Tourette's!  Bane will be the special episode about steroid abuse!  Cat Woman will be the school slut out for vengeance for those that talked about her on Facebook!

 

Yeah, this is gonna suck.

 

They already pitched that jive back in 2010.

 

Oh wow.

 

It's nice to know even my most intentionally terrible ideas are somehow viable for WB.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Every time I manage to repress the memory of that, someone somewhere brings it up.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:25 AM

So, this.

 



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 01:00 PM

Oh wow. That was well done!


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

This seems like the sort of idea that could be good for two or three seasons and then outgrow its premise.  You can only hint at and build up to the inevitable for so long.  That's why I quit watching Smallville, even though I liked it in the beginning.

 

Arrow, on the other hand, started at the interesting part.  It might not be the most compelling show, but at least it doesn't have to take weird plot twists to avoid hitting a particular plot point.

 

That said...I'm a Batman fan.  I'll watch it unless it becomes really bad.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sounds terrible.  Smallville was bad enough.  I don't want to go through that again.  The whole series is one huge tease.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

Actually, I thought the series had potential in the idea of exploring rookie cop/detective Jim Gordon coming to Gotham City, seeing the corruption and the crazy (maybe be forced to take down some other vigilantes who ultimately prove to be doing right).   Then move to a season or two later  where he's put in charge of investigating the supposed "Bat-Man" whispered in rumor.  After a season or two of that angle, finally make them oddball partners in superhero detective partnership investigating the increasing number of extreme criminals Gotham has spawned.

 

I could see a solid 6 plus seasons in all that.  

 

But no, can't have a Batman thing without Batman.  And my real fear is that this series is going to suffer Smallville syndrome where it vastly outstays its premise and avoids the costume and whatnot WAY longer than it should.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 02:18 PM

I enjoyed Smallville except seasons 5.5 - 7. Really, Smallville should have only been 4 seasons. There was no need for it to be 10. Teen heroes have always been one of my favorite areas to explore.

 

As far as this goes, I'll give it a chance, but one thing I've always loved about Batman was the uncomfortable fact that he elevated the villains in Gotham to become super villains. I'm not too keen on this notion that the super villains existed before Batman.


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 07:34 PM

Sorry guys, all this needs to have is teenage Harley Quinn and I'm sold. Don't know where all this negativity is coming from.

 

Maybe it because I was the only one who actually read that the show would "what events led up to" these characters becoming the villains they are destined to become, not the villains themselves. I see people posting comments like they expect the Joker in full clown makeup will be created death traps in amusement parks while Bruce is still in High School.

 

What I expect to see is an aspiring comedian with little real talent becoming more and more disillussioned as he starts fall in with bad crowds and crime bosses. Show Harley having a high school crush on him. You know, show the type of events which would eventually lead up to the Ace Chemical disaster without ever actually giving us the Joker until the very last episode. Could make for a very effective finale for the entire show.

 

All it would take is good writing; its not nearly as impossible a concept to make good like all of you are making it out to be.



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Posted 14 January 2014 - 08:10 PM

No thanks, not interested.

 

Seriously, you shouldn't spend an entire series about how Bruce Wayne became Batman. One movie at most, yes, but an entire series? Heck no. I'd rather Fox reshow that Timm-Dini-Burnett series from the early nineties, or better, give me a Batman series with, y'know, BATMAN. 


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:10 PM

So, this.

 

 

 

make it a comedy and ill watch


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:48 PM

Batman/Bruce Wayne is the World's Greatest Detective.

 

A young Bruce Wayne doesn't need to roam the rooftops in order to solve crimes like a young Sherlock Holmes or Veronica Mars.  He could be an awkward shut-in nerd with no ability to physically handle himself.  As he gets in over his head a few times over the course of the series, he realizes he needs to start working on his combat skills, and starts training with Alfred.  To keep his rep as a detective on the d/l, maybe he turns in evidence to Gordon without identifying himself... which he eventually does as Batman, anyway.

 

Maybe that's a stretch, but a "Veronica Mars" set in Gotham City doesn't sound so bad.


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

All it would take is good writing

Man, you have high hopes.

 

Still, it runs straight into the same problem either way, where you spend the whole series waiting for Bruce to be Batman, except it's compounded by waiting for all the villains to become who we already know them to be.  Plus, giving the Joker a definitive origin kind of undoes a lot of what makes the Joker so remarkable these days, since he has no real set origin story.


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