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@  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?

@  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.


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#1 Broadside

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

 

Who's excited? (I'm excited.)


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#2 Confuzor

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 12:13 PM

Its...interesting looking.

Got a definite 80s fantasy vibe off it a few times.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 02:41 PM

I looked up the book series to figure out what it is that I just saw in that trailer and now I understand it even less.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:18 PM

.......ok.


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#5 Glenn

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

It's a hard pass from me.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:17 PM

It's a really good book series, but maybe you had to be there.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:47 PM

That's got to be one of the dumbest things I've seen in a long time.

 

...and yet I'm intrigued.



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Posted 18 December 2017 - 04:49 PM

Same here.  I wikied it and I'm....actually pretty interested in it.

 

Ironbite-more so for the story then who's directing it.


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

It's that city on wheels from Windblade where Moonracer, Knockout etc are. Um, Velocitron? Man, I can't remember the name. I don't he transformed.

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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:32 PM

Navitas/Delta. And I already made that joke.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 03:48 AM

What is this?

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:30 AM

What is this?

 

 

A trailer completely devoid of information.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:11 AM

YEAH YEAH YEAH GET HYPE THEY'RE ACTUALLY DOING IT

 

Mortal Engines is a post-post-apocalyptic series about Traction Cities that eat each other, it's a practice called "Municipal Darwinism". It's also got airships and forgotten superweapons and a little pirate town called Tunbridge Wheels. I pity all you uneducated fools going "meh, pass", for you know not of what you speak! I'd easily place Mortal Engines next to His Dark Materials as far as these kinds of books go.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:34 AM

"Rolling cities that "eat" each other in an apocalyptic wasteland" is just a rad idea on its own, and the presentation here is pretty wicked.

I've never once looked at a Mortal Engines book, but what's not to get?

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 06:36 AM

The book series is pretty well-regarded, though I haven't read it. Looks a damn sight better than a lot of those awful YA movie adaptations.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 08:52 AM


Read and really liked the first two books years ago. I didn't read the third book only because I didn't know there was one till recently. There's a cool pulp adventure feel to them IIRC.

-ZacWilliam, looking forward to it, but I admit I don't think this trailer would have sold me at all if I didn't know the books already.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 09:23 AM

Looks like I'll have to hunt down the books... Hunt them down like the beasts they are!



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Posted 19 December 2017 - 10:16 AM

Neat teaser. Knowing nothing about the books, all I can say is that I am interested in seeing more.


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:40 AM

Read and really liked the first two books years ago. I didn't read the third book only because I didn't know there was one till recently. There's a cool pulp adventure feel to them IIRC.

-ZacWilliam, looking forward to it, but I admit I don't think this trailer would have sold me at all if I didn't know the books already.

Not only is there a third book, there's a fourth one as well - and three prequel novels!


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 11:57 AM

What is this?

 
 
A trailer completely devoid of information.

"This is a movie where the city of London is a vehicle and it eats smaller vehicles."

That's information.

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