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@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.


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#1 Random Items

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 12:12 PM

I want a crossover where Hound meets Synergy and they fight Zartan.

 

 

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Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:43 PM

My daughter would be thrilled


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Posted 10 October 2014 - 03:14 AM

Give us a new cartoon first. Cuz if a new toon comes out, they'd have to reboot the comic to fit it or something.

Not that I'd watch a new Jem cartoon. Maybe. Haha.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:14 PM

I'd it a reboot?

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 04:16 AM

I want the Misfits. Their songs are better.



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

As long as the comic is truly outrageous I'm good.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:54 PM

So!

 




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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:06 PM

If they make her like Marvel's Dazzler, and she has the ability to actually generate and emit holograms and light effects, I might be in. ;)



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:10 PM

I have no idea what's going on in that cover. I guess it's trying to be modern and relevant and GIRL POWER, but it looks like Miley Cyrus joined the Misfits for a cosplay parody of the Holograms.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:54 PM

80s glam rock heroes Jem and the Holograms are BACK in the upcoming comic from IDW Publishing!

We first told you about the series when IDW teased it back in October. Today they’ve shown off the cover art by Ross Campbell for the first issue, with the announcement that the book will launch in March 2015.

JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS Get A Comic Book Series at IDW! @79SemiFinalist @rosscampbelll http://t.co/JUqm5Auehs pic.twitter.com/RjBnHOedzE
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JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS Get A Comic Book Series That Is Truly Outrageous!
Itâs Showtime (Synergy) At IDW Publishing
San Diego, CA (December 2, 2014) â IDW Publishing is excited to expand its long relationship with Hasbro and welcome JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS to the world of comic books. Starting in March 2015, Jem and company will star in their first ongoing series! The creative team bringing this world full of fashion, art, action, and style to life is writer Kelly Thompson (Storykiller, The Girl Who Would Be King) and artist Ross Campbell (Glory, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), with subscription covers by Sara Richard (My Little Pony, Kitty and Dino).
Itâs the 21st century, and Jem and The Holograms are 21st century girls! Meet Jerrica Benton, the gifted singer of The Holograms, a band that has the right look and the right sound⦠But one thing is holding them backâJerricaâs crippling stage fright. Luckily, Jerrica is about to find help in the most unlikely of places when she discovers a forgotten present left by her father. And what she finds is truly outrageous!
“As a kid I was a huge fan of the original 80′s JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS cartoon and so the chance to breathe new life into it for a savvy modern audience, not to mention to work with Ross, an artist practically destined to draw this book, is really a dream come true,” said series writer, Kelly Thompson.
Donât miss the chance to get the five stunning rainbow foil covers that will be available for Issue Oneâone for each Hologram by artist Amy Mebberson (My Little Pony, Pocket Princesses), plus the whole band by series artist Ross Campbellâin a deluxe rainbow foil and hologram collectible box. A second box set for Issue two will feature another set of four covers by Mebberson and a group shot by Campbellâthis time starring Jemâs greatest nemeses, The Misfits!
âGetting a JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS comic going was a top priority for me when I started at IDW,â says Senior Editor John Barber. âIt took three years, but Kelly and Ross came in with a style and attitude that really got Jem. They understand Jemâs appealâI canât overstate the impact Jem has had on generations of fans and readers.â
The beloved animated show JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS debuted on television in 1985, alongside a very successful toyline by Hasbro. The show was geared towards young females but was unlike any âgirls showâ before as it featured a strong female lead and mixed elements of science fiction, adventure, and romance.
Hasbro announced earlier this year that a live-action, motion-picture adaptation of JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS from Universal Pictures starring Aubrey Peeples and directed by Jon M. Chu is slated for release October 2015

Hyped? Pop into our thread about the series here in the Allspark’s Forum of Solitude and let us know what you think!

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:13 PM

not really liking that ! Looks like they are the misfits now.

 

Was hoping for a series I could buy my daughter but this cover has gotten me wondering , yIkes


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:17 PM

I love Ross Campbell's art so I could not be happier with their choice of artist. I have a couple of his Glory pages and I sure hope I can get hold of some Jem as well.


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 03:44 AM

not really liking that ! Looks like they are the misfits now.

 

Was hoping for a series I could buy my daughter but this cover has gotten me wondering , yIkes

 

Kelly Thompson is a solid writer, and what I know of Ross Campbell's art, its money, so I don't think you have anything to be concerned about, but  back when I was a retailer, I always advised parents to peruse the comics they buy for their kids.



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Posted 18 December 2014 - 12:28 PM

IDW has given fans of Jem their first glimpse the new-look Misfits, as series writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell sit down for an interview with io9.

 

We got our first look at the new Jem a few weeks ago, which left fans wondering just what Pizzazz and the Misfits would look like in Campbell’s wild style. Well, he didn’t disappoint, as you can see below!

Many fans will notice right away The Misfits have undergone some significant changes. In our research we learned that Jem creator Christy Marx actually originally created Jetta as a black character, which makes a lot of sense given The Misfits lack of diversity compared to The Holograms (and the show generally). So, we’ve gone ahead and corrected that. Additionally, in the original Jem, Jetta played the saxophone, which is clearly a mark of the time period. I mean you can’t throw a rock at an 80′s movie without hitting a sax solo, so it made sense for the time period. However, it’s a bit out of place in a modern punk rock-ish band â certainly when you don’t even have a drummer it’s an odd choice.

 

 

Check out the full interview with Campbell and Thompson HERE and then discuss this in our ongoing Jem and the Holograms comic discussion thread in the Allspark’s Forum of Solitude!

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:50 PM

Oh wow, now that is a surprise, they are following the original concept for Jetta.  Wonder if she still will have a British accent?

 

Roxy got moved to the drums, which does fit her personality well.  Stormer still has her keytar.  Also nice seeing Pizzazz with a guitar, which she rarely used in the show.


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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:37 PM

I hope this is something awesome, storywise. I would have no problem reading this.
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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:27 AM

Is Christy Marx involved?



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Posted 22 December 2014 - 09:58 AM

Stormer is a plus sized woman now? To match... the girl who's involved with her brother? (Raya?) sorta kinda maybe would give a funny connection as to why Stormer's bro likes Raya.

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 05:04 AM

I've read that they'll be bring the supposed Stormer/Kimber subtext into text.