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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:20 PM

Seems they'll have a lot of stuff for sale and some TFSS 5.0 samples on hand.

 

 


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:24 PM

Wouldn't mind getting another set of B.A.T.S. to go with the set I have now. Prime Soundwave wouldn't mind a small army :p



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 02:38 PM

Grr, sad I had to cancel my plans to be there. I would love to grab one of those Terrorsaurs.


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#4 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

The Terrorsaur I bought on eBay came sealed in its bag but was missing its gun.  The seller contacted FP multiple times in an effort to get a replacement gun but never got a response.  Seeing Terrorsaurs with their guns there makes me...something.



#5 roborobspringer

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:47 PM

Disappointed that I'm not going this year already, but I'd be pretty interested in checking the table out. The past few Pete was there, so I guess it's not too surprising they'd open up a booth.
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#6 Verity Carlo

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 03:52 PM

Can somebody link to them?

 

Can't see it on my browser.


 

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#7 Creedence

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

Huh, wasn't aware TFCon was in Chicago. If I didn't have plans, I'd have probably took the train there.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:40 PM

I forgot how nice those TFP B.A.T.s looked

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 04:47 PM

The Terrorsaur I bought on eBay came sealed in its bag but was missing its gun.  The seller contacted FP multiple times in an effort to get a replacement gun but never got a response.  Seeing Terrorsaurs with their guns there makes me...something.

I couldn't even get them to replace the head on my Rampage that came broken, funpub customer service is atrocious.
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#10 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 05:01 PM

 

The Terrorsaur I bought on eBay came sealed in its bag but was missing its gun.  The seller contacted FP multiple times in an effort to get a replacement gun but never got a response.  Seeing Terrorsaurs with their guns there makes me...something.

I couldn't even get them to replace the head on my Rampage that came broken, funpub customer service is atrocious.

 

I'm pretty sure it's probably a matter of who and how you asked, since lots of other people (myself included) have demonstrated exactly the opposite, whereby FunPub replaced some defective toy or another with no questions asked.

 

Here's my example. This is hardly to call them perfect (I don't think I should have had to pay return postage, for example), but still, they were happy to make the change.


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#11 MrBlud

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:11 PM

You usually have better luck actually calling them instead of through email too.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:26 PM

100%. I have never found the phone customer service for FunPub to be anything less than polite and helpful.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, phone calls are great. They have fixed a few issues for me over the years with no questions every time. Fantastic ladies there. 


Also, I sure hope Fractyl comes with the Hand/foot/gun unlike Terrorsaur. Otherwise the combined mode is going to be...lacking. 


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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:12 PM

I've had them replace a lot of things no questions asked. Always a delight.

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 08:19 PM

Well hug me right
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#16 GodmasterElvis

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:00 PM

All of this is reminding me to see if they can help me with my recently discovered Shrute with two right arms.



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:08 PM

Ugh, some of those older BotCon/TCC toys are among those I still haven't reacquired after my original ones were stolen. :(


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#18 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 12:10 AM

I was upset about this until I found the part where it says it's in Chicago, rather than Toronto.

 

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#19 roborobspringer

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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:16 AM

I understand why they keep picking Chicago, but man Charlotte last year was a great location.
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Posted 18 October 2016 - 07:26 AM

Charlotte was just because BotCon was in Chicago that year. Well that and Charticon had just folded and they were trying to bring in some of its staff for future TFcons.

 

You can pretty much count on TFcons being Toronto and Chicago from here on out.





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