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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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#3241 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

I actually made a mistake. A friend pointed out that the pearls have their gems as the same place as their respective diamonds. Our Pearl is originally White Diamond's Pearl. The damaged Pearl is originally Pink's. They just switched Pearls, probably Pink damaged her own Pearl so White lent her her's.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:03 AM

And if White mind-controlled Our Pearl the way she currently puppeteers White Pearl, then it's possible Our Pearl doesn't have any memories before being given to Pink, which might help explain the way she enabled Pink's rebellion.

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 11:51 AM

I'm assuming White Pearl is going to be some criticism of Pink's rebellion. It's noticeable that she frowns when the fusions start. I get the feeling she was happy to indulge Pink's whimsy and free thinking until it backfired on her personally and she took the brunt of punishment.

 

The show hasn't been consistent on it but since the reveal of Rose as Pink there has been focus on the fact it wasn't some great noble rebellion but almost a tantrum which backfired for all of gem society.



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Posted 06 January 2019 - 01:34 PM

Pink's official outfit casts her as the court jester.  The other three have noble, sweeping gowns or other regalia, but Pink has puffy shoulders and clown shoes.  They cast her as the Fool, not realizing that the Fool's job is not just to amuse those in power...it is to prod at them, be the one person allowed to criticize them.  Yes, Pink's rebellion was a tantrum, but it was also her unknowingly fulfilling her purpose.

 

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The Fool can inspire revolution when the King doesn't heed the Fool's warnings.

 

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

Welp, Steven's certainly thrown a huge wrench into Earth's ecosystem....

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:45 AM

We interrupt this story arc the entire series has been building to for a pointless digression.    



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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:43 AM

Or is it pointless?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 02:12 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 07:03 PM

Watermelon-based life is spreading...Steven may have accidentally severely damaged Earth's ecosystem.

 

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 09:24 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:08 PM

Why is there a watermelon shark now?

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How do you 'like' a post in Mobile? So can save it if I try to join in adding to funny posts of Best of 2019, haha

The side story felt like an anime. Yeah, if it's foreshadowing, I want Steven to kiss a giant gem shark. But it'll probably be a not-cute cluster monster, aw.

(I half expected the kissy shark to help Steven to shore after the kissy kissy face).

On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

 


On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

 

 

That would work if they hadn't shown that there is a melondog that clearly acts like it belongs to that specific one.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 01:17 AM

 

 


On Steven hijacking bodies, maybe he isn't? Rose had fast plant growing abilities. Maybe the new body is grown from scratch, developing in the seconds it takes for Steven to imagine his intent and proceed with a transfer. He just grows where the seeds already were. Is that better?

 

 

That would work if they hadn't shown that there is a melondog that clearly acts like it belongs to that specific one.

 

And that the melonboy already had a tribal mark painted on him.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 07:55 PM

And it being established prior it was body take over by an entire episode dedicated to him being Lars for a day.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:00 PM

And it being established prior it was body take over by an entire episode dedicated to him being Lars for a day.

 

It would have made more sense for Steven to hack lars again.... as creepy as it was the first time.


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Posted 21 January 2019 - 07:58 PM

So, basically....

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 10:49 PM

I had to see it in YouTube in 18 parts and it's INCREDIBLE!

Can we start gushing and spoiling?

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 21 January 2019 - 11:16 PM

I suggest continued use of spoiler boxes for at least a day.

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