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@  Liege : (19 November 2019 - 07:42 AM)

That he is.

@  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


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#121 Telly

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Posted 21 September 2014 - 09:39 PM

i wonder though just WHEN cbs decided to move big bang. fox may have thought itd never be facing such a show (cant believe im defending a network...)

 

im gonna watch gotham and see how it is, big bangs not going anywhere anytime soon


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

Since I have to pick between watching either Gotham or Big Bang Theory, with no DVRing options at the moment, does anyone know how long after the shows air on TV that either FOX or CBS puts their episodes online to stream on their websites? Or if either network would put them on Hulu afterward (and how long afterward)?


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:31 PM

i believe fox does it next day.

 

on 'other' streaming sites, within an hour or 2.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:08 PM

Less than ten minutes in, it's not so bad. Very good establishing bit with Catwoman.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:24 PM

Decided to go with Gotham.

 

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:29 PM

Since I have to pick between watching either Gotham or Big Bang Theory

 

Oh goodness, what a difficult choice.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:12 PM

I watched it I dont know what I think of it at the moment

 

There where quite a few nods and set ups that I hope the show explores


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:22 PM

Too damn many cameos.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:09 AM

Wow.  Great premise and world to explore.

Shit writing.  

 

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Here's hoping that shit gets canceled post haste.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:14 AM

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"Disabled people dont have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnt a special need. Its a basic human right. Its a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 07:36 AM

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"Disabled people dont have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnt a special need. Its a basic human right. Its a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 08:37 AM

I liked it enough.  The acting was good.  Obviously the number of cameos was out of control, but it's kind of expected in something like this (where the very colorful cast of characters are not in the forefront, or even that colorful at this time).

 

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:59 AM

I've said before, and this just confirms, it's falling into the Smallville trap of burying itself in references when it should be trying to stand on its own.

Selina and Oswald I'll allow, Bullock made sense, Bruce & Alfred kinda have to be there (and I think the kid playing Bruce actually did a really good job, though Alfred is terribly miscast), but why not make some new supporting players? By the time Bruce becomes Batman, everyone he interacts with are going to be senior citizens. I know fans are clamoring for Montoya and Allen, but that's because they're good characters --make your characters just as cool and no one will care about missing the Iconic Trademarks.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:02 AM

Batman Begins spoke Falcone's name as "Faal-kohn-ee", while this show spoke it as "Faal-kohn". Do which know which its supposed to be in regards to the DC Comics character?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:09 AM

They should have just made this Gotham Central. They could have had all these same villains making cameos without having to make them all young adults, children, or teasing their villain identity without becoming them. The argument that all these supervillains arose as a response to Batman is weakened considerably if they were all around anyway when Bruce was still a kid.


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:23 AM

By the time Bruce becomes Batman, Selina will be a few years older, Ivy will be around the same age, and Riddler and Penguin will be in their forties.

 

That's not exactly "senior citizens"


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:39 AM

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And that's when the writing went crappy.  Having Bullock fine with offing someone in cold blood or even doing it to both the criminal and his partner is way across that line.  Making it a "show of faith" is even worse.  It's poor, contrived writing and reeks of fan-fiction's pitiful penchant for trying to make every single character absolutely interconnected with every other.  In this sense, Gordon is now the reason a fisherman died and ultimately for the Penguin becoming a Gotham Villain.

 

It'd have been better for Penguin to have been taken to a pier by Falcone's men and shot on sight.  Then have him become a sort of urban legend about a bird man living in the sewers.  Don't show it.  Don't tip the hand outright.  Just put it in the background while the rest of Gotham goes about its lives.  Hell, you might even have Falcone's enterprise foiled occasionally and mysteriously by said urban legend, with only some poor henchman ranting away about the thing in the sewers.  Whatever.  There's a good and bad way to make a Penguin in your pre-Batman universe.  Having him a major up-and-coming villain running around slitting throats 20 years prior to Batman is not the way to do it.

 

I'm not using spoiler tags anymore.  The episode has already aired and is available for streaming.


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