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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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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:32 AM

This episode was basically meeting a few characters while dealing with a minor crisis. It set up relationships and a status quo for the ship. Stuff like asking if Mercer will still allow soda on the bridge was hilarious. The only humor that was forced was the cringey moments involving the banana ray (although it was the first time we saw the captain and xo on the same page, so...character stuff ) and some of Mercer's rants about said x wife, but again, character stuff.

I mean if I have to choose between this or overly serious, emotionless star trek then I'll choose this every time.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:15 PM

I really enjoyed this.

 

Parts I didn't like:

 

I didn't much like that firefight part of the episode, as it seemed, well, bad. I liked the idea of the Orville just avoiding damage by flying around the larger ship, but why not just stay in it's blind spot as the Krill ship didn't seem to be moving that much. Also, the whole stand out in the open and fire at the enemy that is in a covered position bother me. Also, how did the captain take a hit and just shrug it off? 
 

Not digging the helmsman or any of his scenes really. The only good one, I thought, was in the holodeck with Justin the Ogre. 

 

The ship interior I am not that big of a fan. The hallways look weird and the bridge doesn't seem like a real bridge to me.

 

 

Parts I did like:

 

Justin the Ogre.

 

The Orville itself and all the space VX shots looked awesome. 

 

The Music. By far, the music was awesome in this show. It really felt like a star trek show from that music that reminded me so much of the DS9 and TNG soundtrack. 


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:09 PM

Thus far, feels to me like Star Trek...but without the idealistic view of humanity.  Yeah, it's the future, but humans are still as much dicks as they've been since the start of history.

 

I like what I've seen.  Some stuff is rough...but you look at Star Trek TNG's first season...it was also DAMN rough as well.  We'll see how things go this season.  I'm definitely getting the vibe that much of the set and design work is influenced by Star Trek's minimalism...to mixed results.  The ship interiors are a bit sparse, but I LOVE how the ships (and most exterior shots of them) have all those flat textures and wide angles that really evoke the usage of classic model work.



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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:18 PM

This was so all over the place.

 

Some of the writing, dialogue, and character motivations were fine.  The reveal of the XO at the end was quite well done.  But the ex-spouses stuff got REALLY old REALLY fast, and they just kept going back to that well.

 

Honestly, the dog ball-licking was the part I laughed the most at.  Primarily because Seth didn't say a damn thing about it.  I expected him to take a break from the momentum to focus on it (like he did with the alien being off-center).  He didn't.  Then I started wondering if they were even going to mention it.  Then I started wondering if I maybe missed it?  Then?  The helmsmen had such a subtle, perfect, natural line about it.  It was such an obvious setup and they went for none of the obvious ways of getting the laugh.

 

Those helmsmen are far and away my favorite part of the entire show.  Their chemistry is good, their "humans are just regular plain old dicks in the future just like people now" attitude, the soda thing...I mean, those guys are great and neither is over the top.  But then contrast that with almost everything totally forced with the robot and not-Worf.

 

The production design is beautiful for exteriors.  They went practical for the ship, which is awesome, and the CGI was pretty great too.  The effects were all good, and as silly as the hug-the-donkey strategy was, it looked like what they meant it to and you knew what was happening.  It was fine.  But the interiors look like a fan film.  They're plain, flat, weirdly proportioned.  It just doesn't fit with what we see out of the windows.

 

The music, the uniforms, the technobabble, it's all basically skinned TNG so feels like a ripoff.  But then they have all that same stuff, and the plot and story, and it feels like a love letter to TNG.  So I can't tell if I love or hate the line they're walking there.

 

It's worth a few more episodes at least.  Hopefully it levels out and finds its own voice.  It would have benefitted from being in the Star Trek universe so they wouldn't have to build up a whole Star Trek But Not Really backstory for everything, but at the same time not much of how they act would be believable there.  It's just...yeah.  Very uneven.  Didn't love it, didn't hate it, curious to see what happens, but I doubt it's going to last a long time.  Might be looking at another Terra Nova situation where it's a well-thought out idea with a lot of production design and grand ideas that just won't manage to get its feet under itself in time to survive more than a season.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:44 PM

The location shooting was funny as that science building is the same for Starfleet Academy and Demolition Man

 

 

But the ship interiors are a tad off a Spiral Starcase that leads to the bridge really?

Guess the future has no need to be wheelchair accessible how is Pike supposed get to the bridge?....wait what do you mean wrong show?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:54 AM

I feel like this show expresses love for Star Trek too much.  It's pretty much paint-by-numbers, with jokes added.  What's worse, is that it's not a deliberate parody.  It's a knock-off.

 

I would enjoy it a lot more if it wasn't so slavish to a single other brand.  There's more than one way to do space exploration.  Why not pull the best stuff from different shows, and maybe *gasp* throw in something original?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:50 AM


Given that I love GOOD classic style Star Trek and there hasn't been that in TV since Next Gen ended I'm fine with the show being "That, but with screw ups and a sense of humor."

-ZacWilliam, there are plenty of other sci fi comedy shows out there. This one being Star Trek is kinda the best part of it imo.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:18 AM

Just pretend it's Seth McFarlane on the Holodeck re-enacting his fantasies.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

Like pointing out its a rip off is missing the point. Of course its a rip off. It's a guy making a star trek show after they wouldn't let him make a star trek show, but considering star trek itself barely knows how to be star trek, this love letter is exactly what I want.

How many crime dramas exist on tv? How many space shows with a ship and crew traveling the galaxy exist? It's not like the market is over saturated.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:35 PM

It was okay.  I didn't love it and I didn't hate it.  It's a weird mix of a Star Trek fanfic and a workplace comedy.  It just didn't quite gel.  But it's got enough potential that I'm going to keep watching for a while.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:22 PM

Like pointing out its a rip off is missing the point. Of course its a rip off. It's a guy making a star trek show after they wouldn't let him make a star trek show, but considering star trek itself barely knows how to be star trek, this love letter is exactly what I want.

How many crime dramas exist on tv? How many space shows with a ship and crew traveling the galaxy exist? It's not like the market is over saturated.

 

Did he try and make a new Star Trek show?  (I'd try and Google "Seth MacFarlane Star Trek" but I imagine right now that would be a very difficult search to find this sort of thing in.)


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:38 PM

I don't know personally how far along talks ever went, but talk of him wanting to reboot trek goes back to atleast 2011.

http://www.hollywood...tar-trek-247364

I have always been aware he loves it though, so it makes sense to me that he'd use his clout to do it himself. I trust him. Best thing about doing trek not attached to trek is you can actually create a mythos and not worry about people crying you're messing up their precious universe.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

Like pointing out its a rip off is missing the point. Of course its a rip off. It's a guy making a star trek show after they wouldn't let him make a star trek show, but considering star trek itself barely knows how to be star trek, this love letter is exactly what I want.
How many crime dramas exist on tv? How many space shows with a ship and crew traveling the galaxy exist? It's not like the market is over saturated.


Even within the Law & Order Universe, Chicago P.D. doesn't feel like a ripoff of Law & Order. Stuff like CSI is further distinguished. Ally McNeal isn't just Private Practice with jokes.

The Orville doesn't NEED to have a blue warp drive. They could make it red. Who cares? It doesn't need to have an orchestral scoring that is an obvious ripoff of everything post next-gen. Battlestar's score doesn't feel like a ripoff.

This feels lazy. This is the stuff my friends and I made up in middle school and high school...which is not bad. But at least do that and add something deeper underneath.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:28 PM

You are confusing "lazy" with "intentional love letter." The show is doing Star Trek because that's the whole point/intention.

-ZacWilliam, matching the look and feel of an all time classic favorite is often more work that just making new junk up.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:35 PM

The newness this show brings will be the characters it creates and the adventures they go on.

That's all I've ever wanted out of new star trek. I don't want to get totally on board a show I've only seen one episode of because they could screw it up, but right now I'm down.
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Posted 12 September 2017 - 09:28 PM

I enjoyed it. It very much felt like one of the "light" TNG episodes, and I'm ok with that. Sure, a couple jokes fell flat - as MacFarlane's tend to - but on the whole I'm game.


 
 
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:47 AM

It is so telling that the online excitement is higher for this than Discovery...and it beat Discovery to market...and the older ST fans like this A LOT.  This, combined with Discovery, could kill Discovery...


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

It is so telling that the online excitement is higher for this than Discovery...and it beat Discovery to market...and the older ST fans like this A LOT.  This, combined with Discovery, could kill Discovery...

Discovery was already on shaky legs due to it's distribution model. It wouldn't take very much to kill discovery.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:25 PM

I wont count Discovery out I have yet to see it and judge it on its own merits


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