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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  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.


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A Thread for Actual Statues, the Immobile Kind - Imaginarium Teases Quintessons

not action figures things that dont have joints

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#1 Copper Bezel

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM



So this is a thing. Imaginarium's prices are batshit insane, since it's so expensive to make things that don't have joints, I guess. Looking at some of their other stuff, the paint looks nice in places.

Edited by Copper Bezel, 04 January 2018 - 08:10 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:15 PM

Timeout. Does the statue convert into another statue?

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

I'd love put the faces on my wall but no one has made them in like displayable size.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:13 AM

Those statues are ludicrously expensive, but then I compare the price to toys and realize that gee, those are pricey too. The paint does look nice.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

I just can't take them seriously when threeA has the same level of detail and paint work, but with much tighter sculpts, and applies them to fully articulated figures made to be handled and posed and not break in the process, and does it for significantly less, while Flame Toys just skips the "weathering" and is otherwise doing the Hot Toys thing with absurd levels of working mechanical detail for even less than that. In the class of "Transformers figures that don't transform and cost as much as a new computer", Imaginarium is still exorbitantly expensive crap.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:19 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#6 Chip

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:24 AM

I'm in this for cheap plastic thrills, so I don't know anything about that high end stuff. The threeA things are actual toys? That's kinda neat.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:46 AM

Yep. 

 

 

Around the middle of the review, he demonstrates the shoulder mechanics, and there's like three different materials being used to make all that crunchy mechanical innardry work for butterfly motions without breaking or chipping anything despite looking like someone's playing pick-up sticks with a knife collection.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 05 January 2018 - 09:47 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:15 PM

Well, they're not toys you could, like, play with, obviously. And some of the joints are a little harrowing.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 11:17 PM

Looks like they're teasing Ironhide next:

 

 


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:19 PM

Imaginarium announced a Wheeljack back in April.

And now the first full render is up.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:59 AM

Diamond Select Galvatron was $70 from head to hips. Imaginarium Galvatron is going to be $1,100. Maybe his legs are made of platinum?

I know these things are like 20" tall and the market has changed, but they don't even move and should not cost more than the $300 FlameToys figures that do.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:24 AM

And then there's 3A's, which are also huge and painted as extensively as the Imaginarium statues, still action figures, and less than half the price. Combined with the dull, emotionless poses and faces and generic mechanical detailing, I don't feel like there's ever much to say about these things aside from "lol". 

 

Maybe it is market changes, and all of this made sense at one time. I know this market for very pricey and exclusive (usually film-oriented) "designer" merch statues exists. It definitely seems out of place now.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:56 AM

There's a Skywarp (along with Starscream and Thundercracker statues) coming.  So I'm going to have to drop a mint on the Skywarp one if it ever comes out.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

Is Imaginarium still amusingly ganking third party designs like on their Rodimus and Devastator, or are they back to just reusing MP designs like Ultra Magnus, Starscream, and Soundwave?  Best thing they ever did was the Wheelie/Grimlock thing.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

I have never really understood who the market for these is. I mean, maybe the quint, as that's at least something that doesn't have loads of other superior implementations elsewhere. But otherwise it's weird.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

I think it is a truism that no one outside the (apparently large and wealthy) statue-collecting demographic understands people who buy statues.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

I think I understand it the least when I see stuff like the Ultra Magnus statue that is literally the MP figure, doing one thing the figure can't and a whole hell of a lot less than it can.  For 5x the price.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

Huh? Am I looking at the wrong Imaginarium Magnus? These seem like very different treatments of the same base design to me. It's not lost on me that all of the differences are in the MP's favor when they aren't a result of transformation necessities, but there are also definitely some of those. 

 

(Which is not to say that the statue wasn't based on the MP or that it isn't absurd in every possible way, to be clear.)

 

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Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:04 PM

They definitely started with the MPs, just like how the Rodimus and Devastator started with DX9 Carry and MakeToys Not-Devastator completely and the finals were changed just enough to make them not so blatant.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

Ah, gotcha. I was just misinterpreting your "literally the MP figure", sorry.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 18 May 2018 - 02:07 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 




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