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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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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:59 AM

http://www.e-hobby.c...l/002013000001/

 

The rumors were true.  Re-release of MP-10 Convoy coming in May of 2015.

 

This isn't one of the Hasbro Asia re-releases either that are always way more expensive.

 

Though with most Japanese re-releases, there isn't probably a lot to go around.

 

Note that MP-10 was re-released by TakaraTomy back in 2012 when MP-12 Lambor was first released.  Stock went pretty quickly and there wasn't a lot of announcements about it.

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:07 AM

Rumors were circulating some time ago that TakaraTomy was going to re-release some of their Masterpiece figures, including MP-10 Convoy (Optimus Prime), now it seems the rumor for at least Convoy has come true.† eHOBBY Shop has put up a preorder page for a re-release of MP-10 Convoy for May 2015.† MP-10 Convoy was first released on September 24, 2011 and then he was re-released at the same time MP-12 Lambor was released on October 27, 2012.† Hasbro Asia also re-released MP-10 with a display stand in 2013.† With most TakaraTomy re-releases the figure is likely to be priced reasonable but also hard to come by.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

C'mon HLJ, get those preorders up.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:08 AM

BBTS has preorders up.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:45 AM

Interesting...

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:55 AM

BBTS has preorders up.

 

And that's a pretty darned good price, too. I think I paid over $200 for it originally.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:03 AM

I think I paid $250 the first time around.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

Must be the weak Yen.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

Agreed; $189 is not bad, all things considerered. If I hadn't already purchased the TrU version, I'd jump on this. 



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:07 AM

Yeah his original price was 22,000 Yen in Japan (before any discounts).

 

I think at the time that was equaling around $250 for him.

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:44 AM

Meh, the Hasbro version was better.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:53 AM

Now that Ultra Magnus is out, I kind of want the darker blue on Optimus.

 

I would hope, though, that the eyes were painted rather then left all dead and gross.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 11:55 AM

Meh, the Hasbro version was better.

The eyes and chest lights are.  Everything else I feel is better on Takara's.

 

Not that Hasbro didn't give it an A+ effort, as they did.  I just prefer the shade of red, blue, clear yellow, and silver on the Takara version.

 

The trailer is nicer too.

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:17 PM

I think I prefer the cartoony colors of the Hasbro one. 



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:23 PM

On one hand, excellent, I'm glad I didn't jump on the Hasbro asia US colors reissue.

On the other...Damn, it comes in such a stacked month! I've already got two pricy items coming up in May already. I just better go light in April I guess, because I don't wanna miss out on this.

Hopefully, we see more reissues to go along with this in the next few months, too.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:20 PM

I think I prefer the cartoony colors of the Hasbro one. 

When I spoke with the deco artist for MP Optimus back in BotCon 2012 (I think), he had mentioned sourcing the film for the colors.  Though I don't remain convinced that the lighter blue is more accurate to the cartoon than the blue used on the Takara one.  As the cartoon's blue is a bit more subdued and darker than that.

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:44 PM

It really depends on the episode, color degradation of the film, etc. You can probably find different samples from the cartoon/film that match both toys.

 

Edit: I noticed that while arguing about Ultra Magnus' blue being too dark in that one batch of images (which thankfully were later shown to be inaccurate to the actual blue used on the figure). Degradation and subsequent restoration does funky things to colors. Particularly reds and blues.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

I think I prefer the cartoony colors of the Hasbro one. 

 

 

Meh, the Hasbro version was better.

 

 

Agreed; $189 is not bad, all things considerered. If I hadn't already purchased the TrU version, I'd jump on this. 

 

Is there anyplace out there (except Ebay or the like) that's still got the US TrU version of MP-10? I ~am~ still enamored of my YotH version, but a non-self-flagellating price tag on one with proper coloration could be very nice.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:25 PM

BBTS had them not that long ago for $160.

 

Which was quite a deal all things considered.

 

Seems they're sold out now though.

http://www.bigbadtoy...952&mode=retail

 

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:31 PM

 

I think I prefer the cartoony colors of the Hasbro one. 

When I spoke with the deco artist for MP Optimus back in BotCon 2012 (I think), he had mentioned sourcing the film for the colors.  Though I don't remain convinced that the lighter blue is more accurate to the cartoon than the blue used on the Takara one.  As the cartoon's blue is a bit more subdued and darker than that.

 

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Takara's fiction-accurate color choices seem to be directly based off the series t the point where I wouldn't be surprised if they straight up used a color picker tool from screenshots to isolate the exact colors and get an average color. Hasbro's approach seems more eyeballing it and getting the "feel" of how it's meant to look rather than 100% faithfulness. The thing is, in reality the carton colors tend to not look so, well, cartoony. Placing both MP-10s next to each other without context or a photographic memory, I'd think the Hasbro MP-10 as meant to be a cartoon version, and the Takara one as more "realistic".