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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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#941 Maruten

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

But who will you get to be transtectors for the displaced Nitro and Cogman heads?!

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:51 PM

But who will you get to be transtectors for the displaced Nitro and Cogman heads?!

 

IT NEVER ENDS!

 

But yeah, wow, that is one well-armed and chunky robot that folds up into one clean plane. Fantastic!


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:02 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.

 

 

It occurs to me that Nitro could also pass pretty well for a member of the People's Liberation Army Mecha Force. Just needs a red redeco - or headcanon that the gray is a super prototype, or something.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

But who will you get to be transtectors for the displaced Nitro and Cogman heads?!

Optimus Prime keeps them. For his...collection.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:11 PM

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.

 

I actually wonder if Hasbro will just roll "Premiere Edition" as a recurrent "movie Black series" rather than actually END it in January.  Especially with new Transformers films due next year AND the year after.  

If it's WW2 Bumblebee, drop in a couple retools for a dragon knight and Decepticon, and it'd be a solid wave 4 to carry into spring before Bumblebee Movie Premiere toys are slated to hit.  If nothing else, it will give ample time for retailers to sell off older inventory.

 

That's largely how they've handled Star Wars Black since 2015. 



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Posted 30 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

Hmm. Depending on size, Nitro's head would be almost perfect for a custom I want to try. Which means I'll need a new head for him.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

What fortuitous timing, then!

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:38 PM

The curvy and pointy look of that body really could make for someone like Thunderwing.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 30 June 2017 - 10:38 PM.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, the chest is about the only sticking point

Edited by unluckiness, 30 June 2017 - 10:48 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:15 AM

What fortuitous timing, then!

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YES! Somebody finally did this! :thumbsup  :thumbsup  :thumbsup  :love  :love  :love


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

...This toy is going to be IMPOSSIBLE to find, isn't it?



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 09:29 AM

We'll see. I don't recall extreme issue finding any of the AoE deluxe and Voyager figures, but I do recall them hitting later than expected (didn't see wave 3 until well into the fall, despite the late summer release).

I think some need to remember the movie only JUST came out...and we're stuck with this line up through Christmas, at least.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:00 AM

People want him for troopbuilding, for Thunderwing, because he was a fairly memorable Con from the movie, and because he simply looks good. And he's in the third (last?) wave, meaning you have to hope people payed the inflated price and cleared out all those Grimlocks and Optimuses first.

 

I mean, I'm fairly hopeful I'll find him in stores, but I'm sure it'll be one of those cases where he appears for one week then he's gone forever.



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:48 AM

Argos are going to be getting in the RTS Tiny Turbo Changer three-pack, so that's cool:

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6735795

Gots to have me Steelbane and those weapons. Decent price too, all things considered.

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:52 PM

Man, that Steelbane does look good. It's a shame he's packaged with Pretty Okay Prime and Garbagebee!

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:27 AM

Well then. No need to sell the Thunderwing Titan Master from the box set, I guess. Sorry, Tidal Wave.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 03:11 PM

Stock photos of 1-Step Turbo Changer Cogman from UK retailer Smyths:

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They also have a listing for Scorn, but it has photos of Hound instead.

Meanwhile, there's a listing for Voyager Scorn which has the correct photos but is named "Generations Titans Return Voyager Blitzwing and Hazard" instead (despite there already been a proper listing for Blitzwing).

Scorn is really causing Smyths problems, methinks...

Edited by Nevermore, 02 July 2017 - 03:11 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."
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:44 PM

And more photos:

Leader Class Dragonstorm from Distribuidora de Brinquedos Hobby:
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Doesn't look like Hasbro stock photos, more like actual in-hand photos by Distribuidora de Brinquedos Hobby themselves.

Also from Distribuidora de Brinquedos Hobby: The Autobot Sqweeks Voice Changer Mask.
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Stock photos for the Megatron and Bumblebee masks (which are presumably wave 1 of the assortment) have previously been seen via Toys"R"Us UK, whereas the Sqweeks mask (which presumably debuts in wave 2) was previously only glimpsed at Toy Fair.

Edited by Nevermore, 02 July 2017 - 04:45 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."
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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:47 PM

I can't stop lauging at that first dragonstorm photo

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 04:54 PM

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