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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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A quartet of Waspinators - more BotCon 2015 exclusives?


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

From Taobao:

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The leftmost two seem to be SG Waspinator (who's based on Fox Kids Transmetal Waspinator) and Halloween Horrorcon Waspinator. Can anyone ID the other two?

Edited by Jalaguy, 19 May 2015 - 03:15 PM.


#2 Verity Carlo

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:18 PM

Well one looks like BW Inferno.


 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:21 PM

As for the other, the pink, white, and black just makes me think Energon Arcee.


 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:27 PM

Well... as a troop builder who has built troops out of some weird transformer choices before, I'm not excited about these in the least.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:28 PM

FunPub loves me. Gimme moar Beast Wars! The only thing that could make me more excited about this year's exclusives would be some kind of Rhinox repaint.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

Yeeessssss.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

As for the other, the pink, white, and black just makes me think Energon Arcee.

It's nagging at me that I feel I've seen that deco before.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:34 PM


I really like the rainbow of Waspinators. Not going to the Con (if these are from there) but depending how striking they look in Bot mode I can see wanting at least one or two.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:35 PM

No Buzz Saw? You'd think that'd be the most obvious BotCon repaint with a new head out of Gen Waspy...

 

But hey, obscure Waspinator repaints! And... whatever those other two are. 


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:37 PM

The one on the right looks like TM WASPy colors.

Color me excited! I love this mold and I will gladly take more.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:39 PM

I look at these guys and I think that these are the deluxe versions of the Waspinator and Venon from the Legends line and the other two figures are what Thundercracker and Skywarps's partners would of been.

 

Left to right:

 

Waspinator, Venon, Thundercracker's partner, Skywarp's partner



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

The idea of getting four Waspinators in one convention seems odd, and I wonder if one or more of these is a test shot or a retail toy or something else weird.

But anyway I really need that red one so I can repurpose it as Bunbee. I mean I guess I could just hunt down a Transmetal Waspinator instead but that sounds like one of those practical solutions.

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:41 PM

Four is a strange number.  Has FP ever used the same mold four times at a Botcon before?  Maybe the attendee exclusive plus a three-pack of troop builders?

 

Hehe.  I hope they're all Waspinators from across the multiverse.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:44 PM

clearly these are members of the Waspinator Corps., the most easily defeated yet enduring army of all time.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:46 PM

So if that were true I'd guess that's "girl Waspy".


 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

I remember someone on ATT yeeeeeaaaarrrressss ago making up a female pink and white repaint of Wapinator named Hornette.


-ZacWilliam, yeah pretty bad in retrospect...

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:48 PM

Have to admit, these all look awesome!  Can't wait to see who they are.

 

Four is a strange number.  Has FP ever used the same mold four times at a Botcon before?  Maybe the attendee exclusive plus a three-pack of troop builders?

 

 

We have had Fisitron and the Autotroopers from 2011, and Botcon Scourge and the Sweeps from 2009.

 

It could be that the far left Waspinator (I presume is SG Waspinator) could be an attendee exclusive or an at-show exclusive, with the remaining three being the troop builder.



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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:51 PM

Will I take a hive of Waspinators?  Hell yes I will.


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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:54 PM

Maybe Thrustinator will get his own team!


 

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:59 PM

I remember someone on ATT yeeeeeaaaarrrressss ago making up a female pink and white repaint of Wapinator named Hornette.


-ZacWilliam, yeah pretty bad in retrospect...

 

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I drew her for a commission long ago.  *checks* Yeah, 1998.  

 

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