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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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#481 Nevermore

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

Lots of new listings from Amazon Spain! Masterpiece Barricade confirmed!

Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-3 Bumblebee
Masterpiece Movie Series MPM-4 Optimus Prime
Masterpiece Movie Series Barricade

Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm

Autobot Sqweeks RC

Allspark Tech Starter Pack/Power Cube Starter Kit assortment

Allspark Tech Starter Pack/Power Cube Starter Kit Optimus Prime ("Jupiter")
Allspark Tech Starter Pack/Power Cube Starter Kit Autobot Sqweeks ("Earth")

Allspark Tech/Power Cube Bumblebee
Allspark Tech/Power Cube Autobot Drift
Allspark Tech/Power Cube Autobot Hound
Allspark Tech/Power Cube Barricade

Bumblebee Voice Changer Mask
Megatron Voice Changer Mask

(Some of these are listed under code names, but you have to trust me that my interpretations are all accurate.)

Edited by Nevermore, 17 May 2017 - 03:05 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 04:10 PM

Amazon Spain listings have been pulled again, but only these new ones. The older ones such as Voyager Scorn and Bumblebee, or Leader "Dragon", are still up, as are some counterparts of these new listings at Amazon Germany under the same ASINs.

Meanwhile, Voyager Scorn in package. Looks like a cropped Hasbro stock photo to me.
http://www.tfw2005.c.../#post-14617189
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Edited by Nevermore, 18 May 2017 - 04:28 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

A variant for Deluxe Bumblebee has been found - https://www.seibertr...27.php#p1882727


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:49 AM

A variant for Deluxe Bumblebee has been found - https://www.seibertr...27.php#p1882727

"Right!  So, we've found $20 more in our car seats to add to the paint budget!  LET'S FINISH THAT BLACK STRIPE AS GOD INTENDED."


Edited by Spark, 19 May 2017 - 09:49 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:05 PM

I found this on toys r us Canada's "r flyer"

seems to be a repaint of dinobot slug, I haven't seen or heard anything about him, so I thought I'd share.

 

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But one thing is for sure...HE WILL GET HIS REVENGE!

#486 Nevermore

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

That's a wave 2 Deluxe figure. If you haven't seen or heard anything about him, you must have missed a lot of news going back all the way to Toy Fair.
https://www.allspark...hotos-revealed/

Here he is on Amazon US:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0E2NRU

ToyWiz:
https://toywiz.com/t...-action-figure/

Toys"R"Us UK:
http://www.toysrus.c...=TRUP2459410008
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:17 PM

I found this on toys r us Canada's "r flyer"
seems to be a repaint of dinobot slug, I haven't seen or heard anything about him, so I thought I'd share.
 


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:37 PM

No, I think it's just saying both the robot and the triceratops have accepted Jesus.



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 05:16 PM

Do the Allspark Tech figures transform?



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:06 PM

Yes.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 04:39 PM

Allspark Tech Starter Pack Optimus Prime from Amazon Germany
Allspark_Tech_Starter_Pack_Optimus_Prime Allspark_Tech_Starter_Pack_Optimus_Prime Allspark_Tech_Starter_Pack_Optimus_Prime Allspark_Tech_Starter_Pack_Optimus_Prime

Allspark Tech Starter Pack Shadow Spark Optimus Prime from Amazon UK
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Mega 1-Step Turbo Changer Dragonstorm from Amazon Germany
Mega_1-_Step_Turbo_Changer_Dragonstorm_p Mega_1-_Step_Turbo_Changer_Dragonstorm_r Mega_1-_Step_Turbo_Changer_Dragonstorm_a

Voyager Class wave 3 Scorn from Amazon Germany
Voyager_Class_wave_3_Scorn_packaging_US. Voyager_Class_wave_3_Scorn_robot.jpg Voyager_Class_wave_3_Scorn_alternate.jpg

I was right - the packaging photo of Scorn we recently saw was an excerpt from the in-packaging stock photo.

I also checked the listings for Voyager Bumblebee and they have no photos yet.

Edited by Nevermore, 23 May 2017 - 04:59 PM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:03 PM

Man, Dragonstorm looks like a giant chunk of fun.

 

I'm intrigued by the Allspark Tech toys, but I don't know that I'm buy-any intrigued. It's pretty nice that such a gimmick-driven sideline still transforms, though.



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

I'm rather amused that they're making toys who's whole gimmick is "TEAR OUT THEIR SPARKS!"

I wonder what they can do. It mentions they 'talk', they're presumably all interchangeable, and that cord kinda maybe implies a bit of customizing on the computer perhaps... seems rife for a whole lot of silly fun body hopping shenanigans.

 

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Hellooooo repurpose!



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:51 PM

I'm not seeing what resemblance you're capitalizing on.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

Voyager Scorn kinda looks like a downgrade from the Deluxe

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:07 PM

Yeah, as fun as the novelty of Voyager Spinosaur is, Scorn's looking like a jumble of parts in both modes. I'm sure actual in-hand photos will turn out a lot better, but at the moment the Deluxe looks far more elegant.

 

On the flipside, this one won't be packed alongside nigh-identical Flip Changers or whatever.

 

 

I'm not seeing what resemblance you're capitalizing on.

The helmet design, the general black/red/gold color scheme, the "brute" proportions...



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:42 PM

 

I'm not seeing what resemblance you're capitalizing on.

The helmet design, the general black/red/gold color scheme, the "brute" proportions...

 

Those guys look more dark gray/olive green to me.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:07 PM

The helmet doesn't look close to me, and the gold highlights are pretty much entirely in different places.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:21 PM

*shrug* I mean, I'm already looking past that one's an artillery truck of some sort and the other's a friggin' three headed dragon, the exact shape of the red trim on the helmet or the shade of near-black is kinda negligible. :p



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 04:48 AM

How is it that, over the years, Hasbro has managed to produce three different 3-headed evil-looking Dragons and not make them different versions of the same guy? Not really complaining, just kind of surprising.



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