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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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The Absolute State of Marvel (and DC) - Superman gets thoroughly Bendised


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#1 Broadside

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:28 AM

This is, honestly, hilarious. I mean, it's not going to make Marvel any better and can only make DC worse, but it's still really funny that the ultimate Marvel Company Man is now at DC.

Edited by Broadside, 01 February 2018 - 11:17 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:45 AM

goodbye forever

 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

Also, you ever notice how Bendis looks like a real life Lex Luthor?


 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:21 AM

Sad that Irredeemable Iron Man won't get to become a full FF book like it seemes to be leading to, as that was the only Marvel book I was reading.

Oh well, we'll see if this gives him some new energy. Hopefully in one of the like 7 books he'll be writing at any one time there will be some smaller fare like Blue Devil

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:33 AM

Well, I'll always of the fond memories of Ultimate Spider-man.

Maybe he'll add that same energy to a DC property and grab my interest.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:55 PM

Pray he knows anything at all about your favorite characters, lament because he will not. (let him create his own, maybe?)

He'll be the busiest man at the company and still somehow accomplish the least.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:06 PM

et him create his own, maybe?

 

Has creating an all-new character gone well for DC in the past 20 years, no matter the writer?

 

Now, yet another Superman or Batman that's talking like this and never stops and just keeps talking with more and more speech bubbles... yeah, I can see him doing that.


Edited by PiratedTVPro, 07 November 2017 - 03:12 PM.

Yep.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:34 PM

I wonder which DC hero he'll have date Kitty Pryde.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:03 PM

 

et him create his own, maybe?

 

Has creating an all-new character gone well for DC in the past 20 years, no matter the writer?

 

Now, yet another Superman or Batman that's talking like this and never stops and just keeps talking with more and more speech bubbles... yeah, I can see him doing that.

 

30, more like.  Unless you mean "gone well" ironically, in which case I'll just point at Bloodlines.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:05 PM

What about Jaime Reyes?

Granted, I mostly know him as the main Blue Beetle in Brave and the Bold

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 04:25 PM

 

 

et him create his own, maybe?

 

Has creating an all-new character gone well for DC in the past 20 years, no matter the writer?

 

Now, yet another Superman or Batman that's talking like this and never stops and just keeps talking with more and more speech bubbles... yeah, I can see him doing that.

 

30, more like.  Unless you mean "gone well" ironically, in which case I'll just point at Bloodlines.

 

 

30? 30's too far.  Tim Drake, Cassandra Cain, Harley Quinn, Bane, Conner Kent, John Henry Irons, Hank Henshaw, Kyle Rayner, Jack Knight, Tommy Monaghan off the top of my head.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:23 PM

The rats are leaving the sinking ship. Marvel needs to look internally to see the glaring problems people have already pointed out or itll be too late for them.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:46 PM

 

let him create his own, maybe?

 

Has creating an all-new character gone well for DC in the past 20 years, no matter the writer?

 

 

Has it? You tell me, I gave up on DC's books ten years ago. The only one I've bought between then and now is Scooby Apocalypse.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

I will hear nothing bad said about Kenan Kong. Or Casey Brinke, for that matter.
(New Super-Man and Doom Patrol are both very good.)

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 08:17 PM

Lo, there is a God in Heaven and he hath turned his Glorious face upon the Merry Marvel Marching Society this day.


Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 09:13 PM

I'm interested if he writes crime or street-level stories since that's what he's really good at. Put him in Detective Comics where Batman actually does some honest to goodness detective work. Or hell, put him in charge of the Question.


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:13 PM

I wonder which DC hero he'll have date Kitty Pryde.

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I guess it depends how many Peters are Running around the DCU


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 10:48 PM

I really changed my opinion on him once I started reading books and stopped borrowing my opinion from the internet so much.

 

OK, Ultimate Spider-man is an amazing accomplishment. Like, seriously, it was pretty much the center axis of the otherwise tumultuous Ultimate Universe. You read it during Ultimatum and you would have no idea that the book's neighbor was next level poo-poo.

 

His transition from Alias to New Avengers was rough, wiping out much of the team in the poorly executed Avengers Disassembled, but the new team had enough new elements to warrant the "New" title and the book was one of Marvel's flagship's during some great years. Around Civil War he did one shows showing he learned the value of short format storytelling and thanks to (I imagine) some wikipedia he had come to understand the value of the characters he washed away. Hawkeye was back, and after some time away with him, he was cool! an icon of how you can't keep down a fan-favorite.

BUT is was kind of crappy that he hijacks Asgard away from JMS, and Age Of Ultron was just a weak storyline that I feel started Marvel's recent string of bad events. I haven't heard anything good about his run on GOTG, but I've been enjoying Defenders well enough, which makes sense since it's him back in his street-level roots. although the guest stars are tiring.

 

So who knows what he could do at DC? Hopefully editorial won't give him Carte Blanche, or perhaps he'll contribute to the very slowly moving Earth-1 project. Me? I'm fascinated - this could go either way. I'm not going to commit until I know more about his first book, but she it comes I'm going to ignore alls y'all and make up my own mind.


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 01:03 AM

I don't think I've read a Bendis comic since his awful Fear Itself tie-ins. They happened right around when Ultimate Peter Parker died, so that felt like a pretty good jumping off point in general. That marked the start of my Marvel reading declining to nothing.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:11 AM

I really liked New Avengers when he started that, but it felt like everything changed almost immediately after, and never really settled into any sort of status quo as new events were pretty constant.

I feel like you can't even name an Avengers roster that stayed out for longer than a cup of coffee since he started.

Ultimate Spider-Man was great.

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