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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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#21 NICK NEMESIS

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'd argue it's an hour Sci fi show that is more light hearted than most. Like sure, there's jokes, but an hour show is going to have to have more going on in it.

It looks like star trek that is self aware. I am hopeful.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:45 AM

My spread for how long this lasts?

If it is really good with near-Galaxy Quest level reverence and lamp shading while still being a good comedy? Cancelled before the season is done.

 

Family Guy set on a spaceship? 6 seasons.

 

I'm modestly hopeful here.  Favreau doesn't tend to put his efforts into anything really bad, and when MacFarlane is on his game with something he is passionate about?  He truly can be an amazing comedic mind (see Ted).  So, I can see this being a solid thing.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 12:27 PM

This looks like it could be more of a one night movie or miniseries type of thing than an ongoing series.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

Anything Seth McFarlane creates is a non-starter for me. Our senses of humor are incompatible.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:58 AM

 

 

 Favreau doesn't tend to put his efforts into anything really bad,

Cowboys vs Aliens is the exception that proves the rule.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:34 PM

Saw Macfarlanes Cosmos series and it was completely laugh free.

He's just not funny any more, never has been and since we can infer he writes and endorses every single joke in every episode of Family Guy, Bordertown, the Cleveland show, Ted 2, A Million Ways to Die in the West and had minimal contribution to the vastly superior Ted film and American Dad show, we can know this will suck.

 

Seriously the trailer didn't make me laugh in the slightest, still beats last years Ghostbusters though.


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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:12 PM

Cosmos wasn't supposed to be a comedy...?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:25 PM

The stupid thing is: this will be a hell of a lot more accessible than the new trek show... what a world we've built...



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:52 AM

Discovery looks godawful, I wouldn't be surprised if Orville went for more sci fi concepts and weighty issues (to be eschewed for cheap laughs) episodically then Discovery too.

You saw it in the trailer, Discovery opted to show Lucas approved monotone acting, rock music, pandering to the Abrams Trek crowd with SFX flares etc.

Orvilles trailer makes me wish Macfarlane was approached to make new Trek, he is known for comedies but Cosmos proves he can do other things and maybe he could have progressed there.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

First episode is on right now. Pretty enjoyable so far.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:55 PM

Pretty good so far. Decent balance of humor with drama. I'm hoping that the crude humor stays around the level this episode has, it's there but it's not overbearing.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:04 PM

Production values aside some of Orville was ok Ill keep watching


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Beautiful.

I'm glad you won't need to pay for an exclusive app to watch new star trek.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:22 PM

I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire I usually feel to punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action.  For some reason, he just looks irritating.


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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:00 PM

I recommend anyone who likes star trek to give it an honest shot. The show is over flowing with its love for the next generation.
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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:09 PM

I need to watch this... I just have to somehow get over the desire to I usually feel punch Seth Macfarlane in the face when I see him in live-action.  For some reason, he just looks irritating.

 

The Germans have a word for that. Backpfeifengesicht. Will Wheaton's face does the same thing to me.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 02:15 AM

It has potential, but the tone of that pilot was all over the place. Not enough jokes to be the straight parody that everyone probably assumed it would be, and not enough plot to really invest in otherwise.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:35 AM

It has potential, but the tone of that pilot was all over the place. Not enough jokes to be the straight parody that everyone probably assumed it would be, and not enough plot to really invest in otherwise.

 

Pretty good description.

 

Halfway through I looked at the clock and said out loud "wow this really didn't need to be an hour long". I'll watch a couple more episodes because it was overall better than I expected, but hopefully they work out that comedy/drama balance going forward.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

I mean, it was a pilot, those are always clunky. I think it had a lot more subtle comedy than in your face comedy that we're used to from Seth.

I'm just glad my initial fear of 'family guy in space' was put to rest.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:27 AM

I ended up enjoying it more than I thought that I would.

 

The humour wasn't as over the top as I had been fearing, though I do think there were some things that could have been toned down (for example, did we really need to see the dog licking itself?). I also hope that the show finds its balance between drama and comedy as the season goes on and the writers settle in.

 

I was also really impressed with the design of the Orville itself. The design of the ship grew on me quite a bit as the episode went on, and most of the VFX associated with the ship I was quite pleased by (for some reason, seeing those old school streaking "warp stars" made this guy quite happy). I found the audio effects were good, too - all the "future sounds" felt right. Interiors were totally okay. 

 

The characters were generally likeable. At least, none of them have come across as terribly annoying yet (though I feel that Macfarlane is probably the weakest out of the bunch, probably as no surprise). I will be curious to see if Kitan and Isaac get more exposure as I've found them to be the most compelling so far.

 

I really hope that both this and Discovery end up doing well. Given that each are trying to do two different things, there's room for both to exist.

 

 


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