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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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#181 Spark

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:08 AM

 

 

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Where'd all that red come from, anyways?

 

And the film design team says to Hasbro, "so here's the prop car's deco and here's our character model we'll be using for the film"

And the Hasbro design team says "ha ha, turning this black car into a red robot?  That's easy.  Forward these images to our engineers at TakaraTomy."

And the TakaraTomy design team screams internally.

They're screaming with glee as they relish the challenge, if the MP line is any indication.

 

Engineer 1: "How do we do this?"

Engineer 2 sloooooowly lifts AoE Evasion Mode Prime into view.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:19 AM

Why didn't they just go with red and white from the start, is what I ask.

 

because none of the cars he turns into have been red and white


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 11:29 AM

Movie Drift can't commit to a colorshceme any more than he can to an alt mode.


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:13 PM

I mean, for the first movie he was going to be orange and black until they found out they didn't have access to that particular Veyron. So he had to be recolored to match the one that they could use.

I am using "they could use" very very very loosely here.

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:28 PM

Those four frames where his car mode was visible were totally worth it.
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Posted 31 January 2017 - 12:34 PM

orange and black


Oh, wow, that's where the RiD scheme came from?
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:35 PM

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:37 PM

Okay, that's just about eerie.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

He's a rat, so.



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:41 PM

And the film design team says to Hasbro, "so here's the prop car's deco and here's our character model we'll be using for the film"
And the Hasbro design team says "ha ha, turning this black car into a red robot?  That's easy.  Forward these images to our engineers at TakaraTomy."
And the TakaraTomy design team screams internally.


Considering that any parts of said black car mode would most likely be folded into a backpack or hanging off the robot's limbs, it's probably more an issue of parts separation and paint..... :)


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:46 PM

But then Hasbro is the one to make the decision not to paint it. Bastards.

Suddenly reading HasTak as a Megatron / Starscream relationship....
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

Those four frames where his car mode was visible were totally worth it.

 

It's ridiculous. I paid attention last time I watched AOE, and Drift's car mode is never in any shots with any kind of explosions or practical effects at all. In fact, there's a shot where all the Autobots are driving down the highway and veer away from Galvatron's (CG) missiles - except Drift, who just brakes without changing direction, because evidently they weren't even allowed to do any stunt driving with the Veyron.

 

As pretty a car as it is, it's not a huge shock that they changed his altmode for TLK.



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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:13 PM

But then Hasbro is the one to make the decision not to paint it. Bastards.


That's true; clever sprue work it is, then!

Not that I'm knocking Takara's team, they do some absolutely sterling work with the utterly irreconcilable designs they're sent...

.....or the concept artists, really; they're not toy designers. Even executives; they can't help being paid too much money to ignorantly make unreasonable demands of hard-working professionals. It's like healthcare all over again; why is it always the system that's broken?

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:04 AM

It's ridiculous. I paid attention last time I watched AOE, and Drift's car mode is never in any shots with any kind of explosions or practical effects at all. In fact, there's a shot where all the Autobots are driving down the highway and veer away from Galvatron's (CG) missiles - except Drift, who just brakes without changing direction, because evidently they weren't even allowed to do any stunt driving with the Veyron.

 

As pretty a car as it is, it's not a huge shock that they changed his altmode for TLK.

I wonder, were they required to use the real car by Bugatti / VW, instead of the seemingly more practical option of building one?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 01 February 2017 - 09:05 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:24 AM

Okay so I just want to say I'm really pleased at the name Berserker.

 

Berser-car.

 

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:37 PM

 

It's ridiculous. I paid attention last time I watched AOE, and Drift's car mode is never in any shots with any kind of explosions or practical effects at all. In fact, there's a shot where all the Autobots are driving down the highway and veer away from Galvatron's (CG) missiles - except Drift, who just brakes without changing direction, because evidently they weren't even allowed to do any stunt driving with the Veyron.

 

As pretty a car as it is, it's not a huge shock that they changed his altmode for TLK.

I wonder, were they required to use the real car by Bugatti / VW, instead of the seemingly more practical option of building one?

 

 

I wouldn't be shocked; a replica for filming probably devalues the real thing or something. I can't source it right now (possibly I made it up?) but I read an article once that said, in essence, that one of the conditions of purchasing a Bugatti is that the company could come and take it away from you if you left it in your driveway to get dirty.

 

On the other hand, maybe Drift just changed cars because they stopped making the Veyron.



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Posted 01 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

Wouldn't be at all surprised at Bugati having strict conditions.  Maintenance cost on that car is like $20,000/year.  And the tires are a custom set for like $33,000 per four.  For tires that have to be changed every 2000something miles.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 10:23 PM

Okay so I just want to say I'm really pleased at the name Berserker.

 

Berser-car.

 

Ehehehehe.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 06:49 PM

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It's very weird to have two first waves now that are both 50% straight redecoes of three-year-old toys. Hopefully the kid-orientated assortments don't get such a bad deal...

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