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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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Mecha Workshop's Armarauders

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#1 Cat

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:43 PM

I've shown some pics of their first figure (pre-orders up soon) a few times, and they've always received a good response. Mecha Workshop consists of Valent Wang, and Don Figueroa, the ex-Transformers artist. The first mech is called the Bellerophon, and can be seen in prototype form here: http://www.allspark....llerophon-pics/


We've just posted an exclusive look at upcoming designs and comic work, done by ANOTHER former Transformers artist, EJ Su. That is available right here, and is well worth a look, as it contains mechs, humans, and tiny robots with big guns: http://www.allspark....u-to-the-p-e-t/


Finally, there was a slight delay on pre-orders, which was posted here: http://www.allspark....ightly-delayed/


There's going to be a lot happening for this line over the next month, and the Bellerophon looks absolutely fantastic, and should slide right in with most mecha collections. First up is the Bellerophon with over 70POA, the included 2.5 inch pilot with 12 or 20 POA, and the gantry display piece, which is also articulated.


The comics are up on Comixology, and/or via their Facebook page, where a simple 'Like' of their page gives you access to the first 3 and 9/10 issues FREE. There's also a motion comic, also linked.


Facebook: https://www.facebook...rauders?fref=ts


Authorised free PDF of issue 1: https://app.box.com/...7635ababe5ba3e9


It's definitely worth checking out, and you'll be hearing a LOT more about them shortly, as the Bellerophon itself is only a few months away.





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Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:49 PM

I don't know if it's the "Pacific Rim" effect or not, but these are really the first human piloted mech toys I've been interested it. I'm really looking forward to seeing the final product on these.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:04 AM

Likewise. It took a while, but here we are. Things are looking really good, and I can't wait for the Bellerophon. I'm still surprised by how few TF fans know about these, especially with so many creators on board who have done work for Transformers comics, a Rescue Bots episode. It's an all-star cast.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:45 AM

I like the bodies but I feel like the heads are a bit too bare.

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#5 unluckiness



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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:51 AM

They look neat but I really prefer more "super" in my robots, so I'll probably pass.


#6 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:54 AM

the "Pacific Rim" effect

The what now?

Edited by Naas, 06 September 2014 - 03:56 AM.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 03:55 AM


the "Pacific Rim" effect




Probably just that piloted robots are a bit more popular with nerds recently because Pacrim was cool?

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#8 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 12:48 PM

Goddamn it I keep reading it 'Ballerinatron'.

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#9 Cat

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Posted 10 September 2014 - 11:44 AM

Pics from Singapore TGC Con. Shows the parts layouts and customisation possible with it all, from the mech to the pilot to the gantry. That'll be the last lot of pics until the pre-orders are up.



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Posted 08 February 2015 - 01:47 AM

Early video reviews are now hitting the ‘Net, showcasing pre-production samples of the amazing Cam’s Custom Bellerophon. Enjoy some Sunday entertainment thanks to Peaugh. BYO drool bucket.

Pre-orders for this beast will be up within the next month, with the toy set to ship soon after. Click here for more information directly from Mecha Workshop themselves, and be sure to keep following the Allspark as we continue to update you on this unique entry to your mech shelves. Check out our tags for previous articles showcasing exclusive art, renders, and prototype shots, and click here to check out the Allspark Forums Armarauders thread!



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#11 Nutjob R/T

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 02:19 AM

It's still reading as Ballerinatron, I'm sorry. Gaaaah

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 08:00 AM

How much?


#13 Cat

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:37 AM

How much?

Preorders set to go up within the month, I believe. Price may have been mentioned, but if so I've yet to see it.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 12:37 PM

Yeah haven't a en a price point. Would like to buy this thing cause it looks cool.

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 01:36 PM

It's definitely going to be worth it. The amount of care put into this thing is just mind blowing. It's going to be a piece people regret not owning, IMO.