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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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#361 The Predaking

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:33 AM

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:46 PM

Buh buh WHA?!!!!  :o


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No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:19 AM

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 12:41 PM

It's interesting how all these different G1 Bumblebee releases over the years have had changes in just Japan and North America alone! I'm not sure any release was identical to the last. The original release was available in red in addition to yellow, with an Autobot symbol or a rubsign on the chest. Then we had G2 with the gold chrome, followed by the keychain with the remolded loop on the bumper. After that, we got the Japanese book style reissue with the new cartoon head and the rubsign replacing the sticker on the back of his head. Encore came next and had the same head and and sticker config as the previous release, but with new paint on the headlights, eyes and bumpers. Finally, this new Walmart release looks like the Encore, but it has one change; The original sticker on the back of the head has returned, replacing the rubsign.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 12:04 PM

I have an old 25th Prime I messed the cab robot up on trying to mod him to hold his gun properly, so a replacement cab would be welcome, yes.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:54 AM

Jsut saw Devastator and Hot Rod hit clearance.




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Posted 29 December 2018 - 01:18 AM

It averages to nine bucks per Constructicon. I'd say that's a pretty good deal.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 02:09 PM

I'd go for the $13 Hot Rod if it were available here. I never had the original as a kid (my parents wouldn't budge after getting me Rodimus Prime, because they were so similar, but variants of He-Man and TMNT were fine... wha?), and it would be a nice addition to my collection.

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 07:43 PM

He-man and TMNT were cheaper. :D

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 08:43 PM

Already on clearance? I still haven't seen the minibots.


That's not a bad price for Devastator, but I didn't like the green in person and I prefer the G2 colors anyway.





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Posted 29 December 2018 - 09:10 PM

I wish I could find Bumblebee, dangit. I've seen Hot Rod and the 'cons, but nothing else. I just want my cartoon-faced minibot already :(

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:52 PM

Look for a Bumblebee movie cardboard display back in the electronics section, that's where I found the mini-bots.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:42 AM

He-man and TMNT were cheaper. :D

If that was their reasoning, I don't think they ever said as much.

They seemed more convinced "it's the same toy" as much as Targetmadter Kup was to the original.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:13 AM

Vintage G1 Soundwave:


I must say, even for a toy that's been reissued about 6 times in the last 15 years... it looks especially good in the original packaging style.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

My reissue Soundwave is the dual cassette holder so I might get this one

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:34 AM

Yeah this looks like it might not be based on Soundblaster. Is that a first for a reissue?


Edit: Looks like the Linkin Park one went back to the single door? But that was gold colored only.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:36 AM

I've always thought the Soundblaster double thick chest drawer was really ugly, so if this is actually back to the original chest I'm in.

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

Vintage G1 Soundwave:


I must say, even for a toy that's been reissued about 6 times in the last 15 years... it looks especially good in the original packaging style.


I have all the Soundwave and Soundblaster reissues, about half both loose and in box.


Even still, I want this for the huge nostalgia factor.


Encore Soundblaster and Twincast remain my all time favorite MISB figures (I have them loose too) because the presentation is so nice.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

Yeah this looks like it might not be based on Soundblaster. Is that a first for a reissue?
Edit: Looks like the Linkin Park one went back to the single door? But that was gold colored only.

The Wiki says that the 08 Universe reissue has the single door.
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