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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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Masterpiece Convoy, Starscream, Lambor, and Alert Getting Re-Released in Japan Next Year?


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:19 AM

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Seems that way.  All of these figures have been re-released or are getting re-released in other Asian countries (China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc).  But short of Convoy, none of these have been re-released in Japan (which is what this listing seems to be for).

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:15 AM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 11:18 AM

Shame that a fixed Rodimus isn't up there. Finding one is getting ridiculously pricey on top of already being problematic due to the QC issues.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:13 PM

BBTS has had a preorder for a fall rerelease of Alert for a while now... so that wouldn't be this Japanese rerelease, and instead an Asian one?

If so I might wait for this one considering the QC quirks I've read about with the Asian rerelease of Lambor. ( > ~ < )
But if this version of Convoy isn't too expensive, and Hasbro still doesn't rerelease him in proper colors, than I'm going to have to get it. It's so painful seeing how awesome the MP-10 mold is but not owning one!


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:18 PM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

 

Easier to get a factory run lined up for toys that have been produced more recently and can be made quicker as they're smaller?



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:51 PM

Seems strange that MP-10 is scheduled last out of all these.

 

Perhaps because it's meant to coincide with a yet to be announced new mold MP Megatron?  :D  One can hope. 

 

Or more likely because EVA-01 and Bathing Ape versions are coming, and they want to give the mold a break after they're done?

 

Shame that a fixed Rodimus isn't up there. Finding one is getting ridiculously pricey on top of already being problematic due to the QC issues.

 

Well a fixed one was released when MP-10 first came out.  I own it.

 

I would think they'd possibly re-release him again around the time MP Magnus comes out, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

 

BBTS has had a preorder for a fall rerelease of Alert for a while now... so that wouldn't be this Japanese rerelease, and instead an Asian one?
 

The one coming out this Fall is likely Asia and the one next year Japanese.

 

The only re-releases TakaraTomy Japan has done recently was MP-9 when MP-10 came out, MP-10 when MP-12 came out, and MP-13 when MP-16 came out.   All the others are Hasbro Asia releases under the TakaraTomy banner.

 

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:00 PM

Well, this gives those who missed out on MP-10 and the Hasbro version (and didn't want the "Year of the Horse" version) another chance to get it.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

ALL of the Rodimus' releases are problematic.

 

I'd rather they just do a new mold.

 

Might be in for a Starscream.


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:40 PM

Indeed.  Is there a tentative release date for these?  I might shuffle some funds around if it doesn't lay out so well.



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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

The image in the first post has the year and month.

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

So it does. 



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 04:22 PM

Isn't this a re-re-release? Several of these have already had another run this year/late last year. MP-10 got a stand, MP-12 got a new face, I know MP-14 got another release, and I've seen a bunch of recent "yay, I finally got MP-11!" posts on other boards.



#13 Powered Convoy

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:39 PM

Yeah in Asia (China, Malaysia, etc). These are apparently for Japan.

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Posted 24 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Lambor got a new face in Asia? What's different about it? Is it any different from Alert's and Tigertrack's face?


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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 24 May 2014 - 10:23 PM

No, IIRC that "new face" Lambor is a KO, with Alert's face. No Lamborghini hologram sticker on the box and quality is a bit off as well.

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:05 PM

There's also a new official Asian re-release of Lambor that came out, and it has slightly better paint application on the red (yay!), but now features a slightly crooked Autobot symbol, Alert's face, and something is slightly different with the black paint near the headlights but I can't remember if it was more or less or whatever. But it's minor.

 

I was interested in that rerelease back when BBTS first listed it as being improved, but since it's been release they've removed that little blurb from their order page. Whoops.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 03:46 PM

They did release an improved version! It had a new black paint job and some nifty stickers as well!


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