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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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#921 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:21 AM

Damn it. That bee does look good.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

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"'[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 29 June 2017 - 05:30 PM

So a reputable source at TFW2005 (who has given us listings from TRU since at least wave 3 of Combiner Wars all the way up to the recent Titans Return figures, minus Deluxe Misfire, Windblade, Twin Twist and Slugslinger, but with Titan Masters Optimus Prime and Toraizer who were apparently intended to be released in the same wave as Ramhorn) tells us that TRU has a thirteenth TLK Deluxe listed under the previously unknown working name "Saturn Rings".
http://www.tfw2005.c...5#post-14767749

EDIT: ... whose Hasbro product code number and UPC barcode are way higher than those for any other figure in the line, so it's not like this is a missing wave 3 figure or anything. More like "the first wave 4 figure" kind of deal there.


Also, and this is pure maintenance, the last mystery UPC barcode from the list I was sent from a source at Toys"R"Us months ago (which led to me digging up those Amazon placeholder listings in the first place) has been identified as belonging to a character with the code name "Extra Terrestrial"... which, as it turns out, has the same Hasbro product code number as Leader Class Dragonstorm from the Amazon Spain listing.

Edited by Nevermore, 29 June 2017 - 06:05 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 29 June 2017 - 06:12 PM

Aaaand more photos of mysterious Movie 1 Leader Optimus Prime redeco:
http://www.tfw2005.c...5#post-14767737
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"'[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 29 June 2017 - 06:24 PM

I really, really like the '07 Leader Optimus mold, but I'm not sure what it needed was chrome feet.

 

Little surprised not to see the Premium head, too, but I never really liked it.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:29 PM

Does the 2007 Leader have a waist joint?



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:53 PM

I wonder if this is going to be a standalone reissue, or in a Then and Now pairing with the AOE/TLK Leader.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:05 PM

It would really dwarf the TLK Leader; I feel like they might want to avoid that.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:27 PM

Does the 2007 Leader have a waist joint?


Nope.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:49 AM

 

You fold up your back/butt right now Bumblebee!


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:34 AM

New photos of Voyager "Decepticon Nitro" (whom TFW refers to by his onscreen name "Nitro Zeus"):
http://news.tfw2005....d-images-342862
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And because the Hasbro product code number "C2405" is tampographed onto his leg, we can now say with full certainty that Voyager Bumblebee isn't happening.
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:56 AM

Cannot wait for this dude. Unless there's a chance he'll be in more interesting colors later on, but I'll take my chances with this one and wait to be surprised by a Platinum or whatever set eventually -- if even that.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:31 AM

I really, really like the '07 Leader Optimus mold, but I'm not sure what it needed was chrome feet.
 
Little surprised not to see the Premium head, too, but I never really liked it.


Yeah it's a great figure on its own. I like that it's sort of a bridge between the style of figures we were getting in the late UT and the more fiddly and technical movie lines.

The ROTF Prime is accurate, but the '07 one is chunky and fun.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:14 AM

Nevermore, thanks for the tip on ol' NITRO ZEUS. I put it up on the front page.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:33 AM

So, Nitro Zeus' gun is the jet's engine, his other arm weapon is the nosecone split open, and the wings curl up to form the turbines on his back. That is all really cool! The legs could stand to be a teeny bit smaller, but they do a fine job evoking the jet intakes as is. I'm not sure when was the last time I was excited about how a bot's vehicle parts were laid out.

It's not show accurate, but I do like that they went for a more loose interpretation of his head instead of just copying Shockwave's. Lets NZ be more distinct.

 

 

Now how hard will it be to find him?



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:44 AM

Yes, that'll do nicely. and the white will mean less painting on my part. Gonna need a second one for non-TF reasons.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:46 AM


I mentioned the head gimmick and my son has decided he wants a Nitro Zues now to be a body for his Titan Master Apeface.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 09:57 AM

It's not show accurate, but I do like that they went for a more loose interpretation of his head instead of just copying Shockwave's. Lets NZ be more distinct.

The head actually reminds me a bit more of Movieverse Soundwave's in its shape instead.

 

Like take Soundwave's headsculpt, replace his visor and mouthplate with a single cyclopean eye, and there you go.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 11:39 AM

The store I work for here in the UK has the code names still on the shelf labels.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:08 PM

I mentioned the head gimmick and my son has decided he wants a Nitro Zues now to be a body for his Titan Master Apeface.

-ZacWilliam, so I guess I'll be applying some purple paint.

I plan on getting a few Nitros and Cogmen to use as Decepticon and Autobot transtectors for the body-less TMs.



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