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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 14 June 2016 - 05:14 PM

This is covered in the latest G.I. Joe Collectors' Club magazine, which i just received.

 

The set featuring Scarlett, Dr. Biggles-Jones, Cobra Commander, Megatron, and Ratbat, also features Autobot Blackcat and Autobot Toaster!

 

Blackcat is a recolor the SDCC Exclusive Ravage figurine (the one packed with the Baroness) in green, black, and red.

 

Toaster is the SDCC G.I. Joe Blaster boombox accessory in blue / gray with green and black detailing!

 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:18 PM

Oh, nice.


 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:19 PM

Absolutely god damn beautiful.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:20 PM

Shame they couldn't use the MP Ravage mold as Blackcat, but the fact that we're getting him and Toaster in toy form AT ALL is just wonderful insanity.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:23 PM

How bizarre.

Cool, added value, but bizarre.



#6 Vexwing

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:29 PM

So I didn't get my magazine yet, but based on the colors you listed, it sounds like Toaster might be based on one of the color schemes of Radio AM Robot. Which I guess is pretty much identical to Blaster's Microchange color scheme (but both are really more in the blue range than green).

 

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Can you confirm or refute that, Randy?


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 05:55 PM

He's block, background color purple with the green from the alt mode scan screen.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:21 PM

What a time to be alive.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:22 PM

Yeah he doesn't look like AM Radio, as NightViper said he's this grayish color.  Window is green and the speakers, handle top, and feet (if he had a robot mode) are black.  Has an Autobot symbol where Blaster does.

 

Blackcat has his red slippers.  :love


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:25 PM

He's block, background color purple with the green from the alt mode scan screen.

 

So they coloured him in such a way that it suggests that he's just a crowd filler, and not in his actual colours?

 

That's pretty funny.



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:27 PM

:hmm

 

 


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:37 PM

His paws are stained with the blood of a thousand puzzles.

 

That string makes me think he'll be characterized as a paranoid conspiracy theorist who's convinced there's secret Decepticon communications hidden in the Sunday crossword.

 

And just like that I'll now hear him as Jeffrey Combs.


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:53 PM

 

an obscure TF character you never heard of! 

 

Accurate!

 

Ditto for Toaster. 



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Posted 14 June 2016 - 06:54 PM

So, wait, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around Toaster colors here.


 

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 07:45 PM

That string makes me think he'll be characterized as a paranoid conspiracy theorist who's convinced there's secret Decepticon communications hidden in the Sunday crossword.

 

u mean theres not? NOW what am i gonna do with my sundays??


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#17 LV!

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

WHAT.



#18 Powered Convoy

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:18 PM

So, wait, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around Toaster colors here.


The color is similar to BotCon Devcon's bluish color.

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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:48 PM

TITANS RETURN TOASTER with BLACKCAT WHEN


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Posted 14 June 2016 - 08:52 PM

Frakkin' Toaster! :love  :love  :love


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.