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@  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.

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

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?


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#21 Maruten

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:31 PM

How DO we not have a thread already? I was just thinking that a few days ago. Because this show. THIS SHOW.

It's not that uncommon for a "kids' show" to have a vein of deeper complexity or heaviness under the surface, but it's rarely as well executed as it has been here. Nothing is more wonderful than a goofy, hilarious thing that can bust out a tear-jerker or a genuine shock now and then. Sprinkled with the best songwriting of any animated TV series since... what? What's the last show that can top these bizarre, haunting, hilarious, wonderful songs?

I love Adventure Time, and I love it the most when it's delving into past lives or dark history or recurring arm injuries or making me bawl over Simon and Marcy. But it just can't top the world building and the amazing characters of Steven Universe. Steven himself is just such an amazing and beautiful and unique protagonist, and the Gems become more fascinating and intriguing and uh-oh! with every revelation. Initially I loved Amethyst, liked Garnet and wasn't particularly fond of Pearl. But there's plenty to love about all of them (though yeah, let's maybe stamp that "#1" next to Garnet).

Are there other current shows with a similar level of "make you laugh til you cry and then punch you in the gut"? Does Gravity Falls develop that kind of depth? I (gravity) fell behind.

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 04:43 PM

I think it's pretty much on par with how Adventure Time wove it's story.  Yes it doesn't seem to be connected at first glance and everything seems random but there's a thread being woven through every episode.  A thread that when they put it up front and center, you go "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!" and realize exactly that each story they told had some element, some feature that the main thread is composed of that you can't help but see exactly the message the creators were going for.

 

As for the characters, each one is pretty well rounded without being annoying.  The thing I love about the Crystal Gems is their utter hopelessness at all the human things that Steven does but at the same time there's this love they have for him that feels different then the love they had for Rose Quartz.  It's pretty obvious they admired and loved Rose for all of her accomplishments but with Steven, you can see just how each Gem reacts to this lovable oaf who tries his damndest to live up to their expectations.  He might not be able to but he tires, oh lord does he try to not disappoint them in any way.  

 

Ironbite-it's just one of those shows that you don't see much nowadays.


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Posted 21 March 2015 - 05:26 PM

I think Universe does a better job at having a unified backstory than Adventure Time. AT I feel introduces things as random, and later they decide to utilize them officially (Ice King's beardflying for instance), whereas Steven Universe has more "a-HA" moments that are obviously deliberate once viewed in retrospect.

 

I too was surprised to not see a thread. Between this and Gravity Falls, last week was a hell of a homerun for US cartoons.



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Posted 21 March 2015 - 11:09 PM

I dug this show from the first time I heard the Cookie Cat song ("He left his family behind!" Why the HELL is that part of a commercial jingle?), but the recent multi-parter really just put it over the top.

I think I still like Adventure Time more, but Garnet's song rivals even the best scenes of that show.

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:00 AM

It's not often we get combination song/fight scenes like that, it was a real treat.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:50 AM

The thing that stands out to me most about this show is it's co-run by Ian Jones. I know he quit webcomics to go and work in TV animation, but some part of me still wishes he hadn't called it quits RIGHT when RPG World was starting its big finale.

 

It's sad that never had an ending and yet stuff like MegaTokyo is still going.


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:30 AM

I want to like this show, but every time i catch it the characters all seem so obnoxious. its like king of the hill.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:44 AM

I want to like this show, but every time i catch it the characters all seem so obnoxious. its like king of the hill.

Well, that wasn't a comparison I was expecting.

 

Although I guess both shows feature chubby boys with girl friends named Connie


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Posted 22 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

I love this show.  I think the reason it does a better job with the unified back story is that it was planned that way from the start, where I think I read somewhere that Adventure Time just kind of evolved into the story as it went.  Both shows are great, but there are some really awesome elements to this that make it stand out.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:33 AM

This gave me a severe case of the giggles so I thought I'd share:

 


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 04:58 AM

I'm fairly sure we did have a thread, I remember posting in it. maybe it was not titled as such?

I have a friend who is very into this, and I watched a few myself... Buuut it's frankly, not for me. I appreciate the "magical girl" style and the deeper backstory we sometimes see, the animation is nice and the characters endearing. But frankly, the buildup for the revelation on the Gems was atrociously slow, and most episodes deal with mundane everyday stuff in a rather boring manner. I understand why some would like this, but for me, the show is too boring.

Btw, I mentioned this before, but it's a nice nod to Sailor Moon that Lion has the same color scheme as season 2 monster of the day Falion.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:58 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:14 AM

I do like this show, although Lars needs to get catapulted into the nearest volcano. His only redeeming feature (for want of a better word) is an example of what not to be like.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:31 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.

 

Neat, didn't know that! Also, most people theorise Lion is

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 06:54 AM

Steven actively reads Sailor Moon(Mentioned in the canonical Newsarama Interview and also had a copy on his nightstand in an episode.), so I imagine there's some intention in that.

 
Neat, didn't know that! Also, most people theorise Lion is
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Well the fact it's linked to her very significantly is made pretty obvious throughout the series.

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Edit: Also the episode "Rose's Room" is really head-screwy.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:13 PM

I do like this show, although Lars needs to get catapulted into the nearest volcano. His only redeeming feature (for want of a better word) is an example of what not to be like.

 

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 09:48 PM

I'm now like completely hooked on this show in a big way. Trying desperately not skip ahead on episodes.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 05:43 PM

Good luck. The reveals are very well done. The viewers learn things at the same time as Steven, so skipping ahead loses a lot of impact.

Edited by Sjogre, 25 March 2015 - 06:01 PM.

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 09:57 PM

Anyone make gemsonas/personafications of Marvel's Infinity Gems yet?

A quick tumblr search just turned up some people wondering the same thing, but calling them "Infinity Stones".


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Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:14 PM

No, but that's a pretty rad idea.

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