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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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#821 Jalaguy

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:07 PM

Argh, what? Better turn up in the UK...

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

I thought the glare from Steelbane's chest piece was a giant evil grin... When I opened the full-size image, the actual figure was much less intimidating.

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

Taiwanese catalog, missing some of the recent reveals but showing Series 2 of the Tiny Turbo Changers (previously glimpsed at Toy Fair and seen in an Argos catalog, names revealed via Amazon India), One-Step Turbo Changer Drift (glimpsed at Toy Fair), and Legion Hound and Dragonstorm (glimpsed at Toy Fair).

http://news.tfw2005....og-scans-341628
"'[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."
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:58 AM

Official stock photos of the not-yet-officially-confirmed-as-a-Target-exclusive "Reveal Your Shield" Voyager Class Optimus Prime:
Reveal_Your_Shield_Voyager_Class-_Optimu Reveal_Your_Shield_Voyager_Class-_Optimu

 

What exactly is that deco supposed to be?  It looks like sprinkles.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:00 PM

It's a G1 tech spec, basically. There's a design in blue and it's covered by a bunch of red noise, so it theoretically looks like nothing until, by looking at it through Prime's clear red weapons, the red is magically subtracted and you see, like, the shocking reveal that Optimus is an Autobot.

 

I agree, though. He looks like a Fourth of July cupcake.



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Posted 14 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

Funfetti Prime, "Partying is the right of all sentient beings."


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

I was thinking "Missingno-infected."

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

It's a G1 tech spec, basically. There's a design in blue and it's covered by a bunch of red noise, so it theoretically looks like nothing until, by looking at it through Prime's clear red weapons, the red is magically subtracted and you see, like, the shocking reveal that Optimus is an Autobot.
 
I agree, though. He looks like a Fourth of July cupcake.

Tastes like freedom.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:43 AM

So the final production MPM Bee does have a car-mode license plate, and they did give him his robot-mode plate. So both modes are 4NZZ454.

 

A victory for not sticking to stupid onscreen stupidity.


Edited by LV!, 16 June 2017 - 11:43 AM.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 11:52 AM


A failure for again not sticking to correct onscreen accuracy. :)


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:46 AM

Legion Class Autobot Hound and Dragonstorm (seen at Toy Fair) out in the Philippines, as confirmed by Allspark member Lastmaximal and TFW2005 members vproject and BumblebeeNotOP.
Also 1-Step Turbo Changers Autobot Drift (seen at Toy Fair), Cogman (packaging excerpt leaked) and a previously unseen Scorn.

http://www.tfw2005.c...manila.1111808/
http://www.tfw2005.c.../#post-14719105

Legion_Hound_front.jpg Legion_Hound_back.jpg Legion_Dragonstorm_front.jpg Legion_Dragonstorm_back.jpg

1-_Step_Scorn_Drift_front.jpg 1-_Step_Cogman_front_1.jpg 1-_Step_Cogman_front_2.jpg 1-_Step_Cogman_back_1.jpg 1-_Step_Cogman_back_2.jpg

Back of the packaging for the Legions courtesy of Allspark member Lastmaximal.

1-Step Turbo Changers are also listed at Amazon:
1-Step Turbo Changer Cogman
1-Step Turbo Changer Scorn
1-Step Turbo Changer Autobot Drift

Edited by Nevermore, 17 June 2017 - 06:45 AM.

"'[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."
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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:18 AM

Man, Legion Dragonstorm is totally RiD Bruticus.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 12:02 PM

I was about to say I might just get Dragonstorm to go with the Prime Predacons, but now I'm distracted by how he looks like the lovechild of Predaking and Sinnertwin.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:38 AM

Back of 1-Step Turbo Changer Scorn's packaging:
1-Step Scorn back.jpg
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:44 AM

So the final production MPM Bee does have a car-mode license plate, and they did give him his robot-mode plate. So both modes are 4NZZ454.

 

A victory for not sticking to stupid onscreen stupidity.

Yeah, this is good. His bot mode appearance from the first movie has to be right, while no one is going to notice the license plate unless it, you know, mismatches with the other one printed right on the toy. At the very least, I wouldn't have. Like, I could see the other possible solutions, but this is what's going to bug me least on my shelf.


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 18 June 2017 - 08:01 AM

MP Moviemus pictures, but just robot mode.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:05 AM

I hope TT releases their version with an actual paintjob to match the first movie (and box-art!).  This one is just yella.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:08 AM

so many new scorn toys.... Is he going to die like Ironhide and Jazz before? 


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

I hope TT releases their version with an actual paintjob to match the first movie (and box-art!).  This one is just yella.


Do you mean Bumblebee or Optimus?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

Bumblebee, since he's still more canary than mustard for some dumb reason, though I think the rumor is that MPM is getting a simulcast-style release in the same boxes.


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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