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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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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

As requested, a thread for discussion of the non-Transformers stuff in the IDW Hasbro shared universe. That is:

- G.I. Joe
- Micronauts
- Action Man
- Rom
- M.A.S.K.
- Jem and the Holograms (apparently)


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:24 AM


Lunatrix Alien Empire should appear. Also Robo-Joe.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:29 AM

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

So, Micronauts, huh? Today's issue wasn't quite on the level of issue #3 (that last page, whoof), but it was still pretty good, IMO.
Meanwhile, in Action Man, Ian proves himself to be a bit of a knob.
 

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!


Maybe he'll be in the annual.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:14 AM

Micronauts #4 thoughts:

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ROM #1 thoughts:

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?
I appreciated Rom's hammy, comic-booky dialogue - it was silly and expositiony, but I like the idea that that's just how he talks all the time.
Nothing's really grabbed me so far, but maybe it'll be like Micronauts, where the second issue is a step up.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:54 AM

I'm just waiting for snake-person space knight, personally.

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Also, on the subject of Robo-Joe: he was clearly too subtle a character for Scioli to make use of!

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Rom, Snake-Knight?


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:24 PM

It occurs to me that the Jem comic is technically fair game in here since I think it got mentioned that's in-continuity too at the SDCC panel?

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

I can't find where this was said, but I thought they made it sound somewhere like a Jem exists in this continuity, but not necessarily the one with her own comic going right now. I'm not sure.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:56 PM

Well whaddya know, I juts read Action Man #2 and he's got a poster of the IDW Misfits on his wall!

Also, John Barber has definitely never been to the Roman baths in Bath.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think the idea is thus: 

 

From the perspective of the Revolution books, Jem exists. 

 

From Jem's perspective, none of the Revolution stuff exists. 

 

More or less. 



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:02 PM


Basically it's "We love JEM and she IS Hasbro so technically she's part of the shared universe and the other books will do little nods to her, BUT she's got her own great, popular, fun thing going that all our silly boy action-sci-fi crossover junk would do nothing but get in the way of and screw up, so her own book is gonna 100% ignore the others."

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

I still want a Transformers crossover with Rosanna with the Holograms and Flip Sides with the Misfits!


 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:17 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?

 

I don't know if you meant that seriously or not, but 2000 AD pulled off two Judge Dredd crossovers without telling anyone in the last four years so IDW could certainly have at least done the same thing with the Hasbroverse. That would've been a laugh. There's seeing a press release that all these characters will be crossing over and then there's if #50 had the President announce Duke as her troubleshooter instead of Spike and we hadn't known until turning that page.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Why hasn't IDW ever crossed over Transformers with G.I. Joe before now?


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:56 AM

I... honestly can't tell if you're being serious.


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think he means in the main comic.

 

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?


 

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:10 PM

Well, since we know the entirety of IDW's 'present day' Joe stories were set after Costa's run, we know the two Infestation tie-ins took place at different times, so just say two different incursions happened at different points. The wonky timeline thing wouldn't even be a retcon, the frozen mass of zombies Galvatron found in space was said to be there for centuries before he stumbled upon it.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:19 PM

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?

 

Britt just committed an apocalyptic faux pas by invading the same universe with zombies twice.

 

Otherwise, I guess it was just an issue of tone - IIRC, the 80's Joe comic authors indicated at several points that they weren't too keen on being made to cross their comics over with the Transformers ones, and IDW Joe is even more "realistic" than they were.


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