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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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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:02 AM

So far hand painted samples, with the actual new heads (!), of TFSS 4.0 Bludgeon and Impactor!

 

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:00 AM

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The BotCon 2016 Convention box set will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ground breaking cartoon and toy line BEAST...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:07 AM

Here's a summary of the event provided by a correspondent:

 

 

TCC News!

The TCC Panel started with an overview of the TCC Magazine - or what's left of it for 2015:

- Cover
- More Robots In Disguise Cast Interviews
- Hasbro Previews
- Historical Articles
- The Back Page, a new comic  by Josh Perez
- "Another Light" comic
- And more MTMTE style profiles

Revealed during the discussion was a panel from an upcoming issue of the "Another Light" comic, featuring Nexus Prime and the rest of The Thirteen battling. The highlights for the comic discussion were:

-It's set on Shattered Glass Cybertron, Shattered Glass Earth and Classicverse Earth.
- It takes place in "real time" with the current plot leading up to the events in the prologue printed late last year.  
- Issue 66 of the magazine will feature a 10-page finale to this year's comic.

As for next year's Club comic, that was briefly mentioned as a continuation of the 2015 story. And that it would feature the 2016 Club Incentive Figure, and there is the possibility of future TFSS characters also appearing.

The final mock-up for the Membership Incentive Figure Ramjet was then shown. Along with a design sketch for the head as well as a transformation guide on how to flip the head back on the ball joint to give clearance for the head fin. As usual, active memberships as of March 16th, 2015 will receive the Ramjet figure. Of course, members will also get the chance to purchase the Armada Skywarp and "Only Human" Rodimus and Arcee Club Store figures shown off at BotCon 2015.

Timelines #11: Cybertron's Most Wanted is expected to ship to comic book stores in January.

Lastly... BotCon 2016 News!

BotCon is looking to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars both with it's theme for its exclusives as well as a few of its guests. The first guest for the convention was announced to be David Kaye, none other than the voice of Beast Wars Megatron! And the theme for the exclusives, "Dawn of the Predacus', looks to be a Combiner Wars take on vehicular forms for Beast Wars characters, as a Ravage from the Breakdown mold was shown.

 


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:07 AM


So I'ma gonna guess Tigatron too to get use out of that new head.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:12 AM

So, I wonder if the Predacus will actually be Tripredacus-themed, or is just whatever Predacons and it's coincidence that they showed Ravage first.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:13 AM

Well they'd need 2 more guys if it were Tripredacus.  Ravage seems like someone that would be one of the extras that makes sense considering his role in BW.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:16 AM

Oooooh, I like it.


 

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:18 AM

oh jeez

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

AHHHHHH I want that Ravage

Not sure I see myself falling in love with the rest of the theme but you never can tell.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:24 AM

Well, I figured the crest would have to be shortned, but still, GIMMIE RAMJET


 

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:26 AM

How did they get Ramjet's head thing to work? Does it flip back?

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:32 AM

I'm interested to see whether the club will set up a million 'Sexpredacus' jokes by including a Legends partner...

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:33 AM

How did they get Ramjet's head thing to work? Does it flip back?


A few posts above yours:

"The final mock-up for the Membership Incentive Figure Ramjet was then shown. Along with a design sketch for the head as well as a transformation guide on how to flip the head back on the ball joint to give clearance for the head fin."

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:51 AM

WOW!  I'm so excited about this!  It is so cool that we get 2 years in a row with a bad guy theme to the box set!



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:52 AM

Huh.

 

I don't love that Ravage. But I am intrigued nonetheless.



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:56 AM

I like Ramjet's maw. I hope they don't paint Skywarp with one though.

Ramjet has yellow eyes now. That's an improvement over the red IMO.

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:03 PM

more bad guy combiner wars teams mooorrreee

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:05 PM

Hmm.
So, place your bets. Wings, Uprising, or something new?

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 12:06 PM

Dammit, why did BotCon have to be in April! I am going to NEED this set so damn bad. Seeing the CW Breakdown in black gives me an odd desire for a CW Deep Cover now. Cheets make it happen! :)

 

Also, Ramjet looks so damn good I can't wait to get him.

 

 

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