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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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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:29 AM

Some new pics of Rusty Optimus.

http://tf.takaratomy...07/rustyop.html

 

Takara's webpage for TF Trilogy Wheeljack.

http://tf.takaratomy...07/post-46.html

 

Black Knight Scorn and Slug.

http://tf.takaratomy...lackknight.html

 

A single release of the multi-pack Rollbar.  This is the first time Japan will get the Skids mold.

http://tf.takaratomy...07/rollbar.html

 

All of these are store exclusives

 

Optimus is a Toys R Us, Wheeljack Aeon, Scorn is an Edion, Bic Camera, etc, Slug is Joshin Limited, Yodobashi, and Rollbar is Toys R Us.

 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:36 AM

Looks like they might have grabbed some guys off of Hasbro's weathering effects team.

 

"Just spray random spots with red. Boom! Rust."


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:40 AM

I do like the Slug and Scorn.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:44 AM

For standard black repaints, those aren't half bad. I was very excited when I saw Slug, until I read the words "store exclusive".



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:53 AM

Those look freaking boss. I was expecting dull gray plastic but this is amazing. Wow.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:04 AM

Wonder if the black/gray Platinum releases will look similar.

Also, wow, the vehicle mode on rusty OP looks all right but the rest of him seems to be made of white chocolate with strawberry ripple.

I may need to go to dinner.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

dammit.

 

I want Scorn and Slug.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 07:00 AM

Those Dinos look great as does Prime's alt mode.


It's just too bad his bot mode looks kinda blech.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:28 AM

That Scorn and Slug are much less "movie-colored" and much more "standard Takara redeco" than I was expecting.

 

Neat that they're getting Rollbar.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

Gimme that Optimus.

But the dinobots are incredible. They'd go nice with nemesis Grimlock.
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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:27 AM

Folks, comparing a retail toy to a McDonalds or knock-off toy is terribly overused, but yeesh, that deco on Optimus' robot mode.  I would've paid up the $10-20 extra for the bot mode to be as nice as the vehicle mode. I almost want to own it for the sheer bizarreness of that amazing truck mode and that lackluster robot occupying the same toy. 



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

Optimus - his truck mode looks good, but I think Hasbro's Platinum Edition looks better in bot mode.

 

Scorn and Slug - are these really supposed to be movie-accurate, or just typical Takara black redecos?

 

Rollbar - any noticeable differences between this and the Hasbro Platinum Edition?


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

Yeah the mockup of the robot, while bland, did look better than these new photos.

 

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:53 AM

Guessing that the dinobots are just a black redeco seeing as Scorn was clearly red and had blue eyes. Slug might be though.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:00 AM

Rusty Optimus is my favorite sex act.  



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

I wonder how close that "Black and Gray" box set of Dinobots will look compared to Scorn and Slug here.  That is unless I'm mis-informed and these ARE from that box set.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:01 PM

If you thought that, you'd be misinformed. :)

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:06 PM

Rusty Optimus is my favorite sex act.  

 

It involves faces, of course.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:22 PM

I need them all! ;_; EVERY ONE.


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#20 Tyranno

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

since I'm calling Nemesis Grimlock Carnosaur...

 

Black Knight Scorn -> Savage

Black Knight Slug -> Scrap


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