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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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#41 BlackMax

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:20 PM

I would like something to this extent in any case. Even with the MP out there.

 

 

 

A redeco of Combiner Wars Prime with a trailer would work for me. The mold is already designed to combine with stuff.

What's that? Energon Optimus you say? WILL DO!

 

 

 

 

I hope it's true and I hope he includes Minimus Ambus in some capacity.

It'll be a sticker.

 

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:27 PM

what's with all the minimus ambus love?! i want datum, or suture!



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:41 PM

I care way more about Powered Convoy than Ultra Magnus, so if this toy is really going to happen, I'd want the hypothetical inner-robot to be a white cab Optimus that can be repainted into a blue cab Optimus. Minimus Ambus wouldn't really work for that.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

So, anybody want to buy a City Commander? 



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 07:11 PM

I bet eBay does. 


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

I know this is actually completely irrelevant but seeing the stand-alone art of Ultra Magnus on the cover of this week's issue of MTMTE was making me think of Ultra Magnus Toys in the days leading up to this rumor.  We don't get a lot of stand-alone individual dude pin-up comic book cover art that isn't somebody's packaging illustration.  But it's by Cahill (not Jimenez or some other mainstream comics guy) and it's a bit early for that sort of thing if the toy is real, which obviously disqualifies it, but it had gotten me thinking about an Ultra Magnus toy all the same.  



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:12 PM

Definitely hoping for an IDW Magnus with no inner robot. I don't want the vehicle mode or big robot to suffer in any way that including a smaller figure being able to fit inside somehow would.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:17 PM

Easy compromise: sell them separately.

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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:32 PM

I doubt they'll bother at all. They're not 100% on doing comic designs straight up. I think Brainstorm might be the most recent figure that matches his comic version so well. I'd count Jetfire, but we don't know if his new design is based on the toy or the other way around.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:49 PM

I think Jetfire is definitely a case of the comic being based on the toy.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:51 PM

I'd like to see a heavy IDW influence, ideally including an Ambus, but I don't know how you really make that work without compromising the larger whole. I mean, who wants another G1 Ultra Magnus? I mean, that guy was rubbish, right? It's a dude in a thing, and not in the good way like IDW. I love him, BUT.

 

It's 2014. Can it be done? Can you design a little guy who fits into some framework made out of a larger guy who can still transform and Not Be Awful, in all possible modes?


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 09:53 PM

Given MP Magnus is already ignoring that Magnus is a white Optimus in armor, I'd be surprised if a separate team decided to make a second modern Ultra Magnus toy that also doesn't incorporate it, but almost no other recent Magnus toy can be bothered, so I won't be shocked if it's just a generic one-piece guy.

 

And then I won't buy it and I'm sure Hasbro will still be able to sleep at night.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:01 PM

 I mean, who wants another G1 Ultra Magnus?

I do. I love robots that combine with stuff to form bigger robots, and modern Ultra Magus toys haven't done that for me.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:37 PM

what's with all the minimus ambus love?! i want datum, or suture!

I just want Ultra Magnus.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:39 PM

Definitely hoping for an IDW Magnus with no inner robot. I don't want the vehicle mode or big robot to suffer in any way that including a smaller figure being able to fit inside somehow would.


Compared to a leader class Magnus, an in-scale Minimus would be Minicon sized anyway.
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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:59 PM

its a new mold of God Magnus for the anniversary



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:20 PM

Given the fact that we have not seen or heard about this at any convention yet I'm going to have to side with the fact that someone made a mistake or is screwing with us.  As It would rock and be a nice addition to my collection I'm not going to hold my breath.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:41 PM

Given the fact that we have not seen or heard about this at any convention yet I'm going to have to side with the fact that someone made a mistake or is screwing with us.  As It would rock and be a nice addition to my collection I'm not going to hold my breath.

 

Its real.  I was surprised they showed Leader Thundercracker off first.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:42 PM

Is it bad that Im so out of the loop when it come to the comics that I have no idea who this Mini Abomnious you all keep talking about?


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 11:46 PM

IDW comics felt like Ultra Magnus needed an inner robot after all, something they had not touched on at all in the 7 or so years of the comic's run, but they also didn't want Ultra Magnus to actually be Ultra Magnus so when the real Ultra Magnus died early in the war, his name was secretly passed down to other guys who wore the Magnus armor to continue being Ultra Magnus. The current Ultra Magnus is a new guy called Minimus Ambus.


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