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@  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?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

https://www.netflix.com/Title/80161497

 

 

Just started watching the first episode of this new Netflix series that premiered today.  Very great quality insider interviews and presentation.  It's not at all like Collection Interviention or Toy Hunter, with their condescension and pandering.  It's straightforward and interesting.

 

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.

 

 

If you love toys, and have access to Netflix, definitely check this out.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

Well, well, well.  Who do we have here?  Time stamp 39:46 in the first episode featuring Star Wars:

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

Archer, you monster!

 

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

Unfortunate, but just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:20 AM

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 08:50 AM

If you go frame by frame, you can actually see the point where his heart breaks...



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Posted 24 December 2017 - 07:24 PM

Barbie episode at 11:30.  CEOs are regular people just like us:

 

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

Is that...is that a RealDoll?!

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 12:31 PM

I think it's an artsy naked lady chair?



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Posted 26 December 2017 - 07:54 PM

Oh, I'm using the Cobra origin, it may be cops instead of corporate heads but I'm using it...

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 01:04 PM

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:14 PM

Is that...is that a RealDoll?!

 

It's her extra skin suit. All CEOs are lizard people.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:07 PM

Loved it, want more.

I will watch all of them. 



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:43 PM

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!

There are 8 episodes for the first production run.  Netflix just split up them up for...reasons.

Next batch will feature Transformers, Lego, My Little Pony and....something else.  TMNT maybe?



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:23 AM

 

This was a great show! I was a little sad when I found it was only four episodes, as it sounds like they saying its eight in the intro. Still great show and I am looking forward to more!

There are 8 episodes for the first production run.  Netflix just split up them up for...reasons.

Next batch will feature Transformers, Lego, My Little Pony and....something else.  TMNT maybe?

 

 

 

Season 2 will feature: Transformers, LEGO, Star Trek, and Hello Kitty.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 09:57 AM

It's a great show.  I mean, I knew most of the stuff from Masters of the Universe, but had no idea Barbie originated as a german sex doll and that's one of the reasons why her eyes were downcast at first. 

 

There's some genuinely interesting stuff here for history buffs and toy nerds.  Highly recommend everyone watch this series.  


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 

 

if additional seasons come, I'd like to see them explore later lines like Power Rangers.


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:55 PM

Bit 80's-centric but so far not bad. 
 


I dare you to find a child of the 80s that doesn't think the 80s were the best! And we know better than anybody else, because...uh...we were there.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:36 AM

Also, is it me, or do these things seem to play the "Drunk history" bit but played straight...

 

For those that watch Drunk History...





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