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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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#1 Cybersnark

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:56 PM

So it looks like Servo, of all bots, is getting his movie out before Bumblebee.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:28 PM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

Yes

 

It's the kind of film I'll see on TV on a Sunday evening and probably end up watching and enjoying, but no desire to go out and see it.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:06 AM

So it's basically Short Circuit but with a robot dog?

To be fair, that is already less "basically Short Circuit" than Chappie, and will probably also be a better movie. X ]


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 - 05:22 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:17 AM

why would you build a robot anything with teeth like that?

Cause it's based off the micheal bay source material and that man is a psychopath.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

oh is that why this clearly has a Sam and Megan Fox in it? 



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:41 AM

Well, Bay doesn't design them, he asks other people to - Steve Jung, Wesley Burt, Josh Nizzi, and Furio Tedeschi for a few who've designed bestial bots for the movies specifically. 

 

It's kinda interesting in terms of the design language, because they've definitely started from the TF look but tried to replace the "alien" aspect with cues from real human technology. The legs look like molded athletic gear, the eyes are more solid and have simple geometric lids that resemble those of real-life robots, there aren't so many deep gaps between plates of armor or twisted, sculpted surfaces. The plates along his back and neck use a little too much TransformersTM chunk, to say nothing of the weathering that's meant to hint at old and battle-hardened robots, neither of which this guy is (it's not very convincing as damage from a single event.) 

 

I think where Bay's robots give you a weird fractal effect, so that you're really aware of many layers of techy bits built up on one another without any continuous "surface" or "skin" layer, this guy's design wants to go a little ways toward feeling like solid musculature, but not quite far enough to feel like a dog in an Iron Man suit. 

 

But yeah, the magic blender blades in his mouth definitely stand out a little. Of course, if it was Transformers, the spinning blades would themselves be made of many tiny interlocking knives that would move around and make shick-chick noises. 


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 - 07:45 AM

Oh hey there Selena Gomez.  Nice to see your acting career is going strong.

 

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:48 AM

That's not Selena Gomez. Not all young Latinas are Selena Gomez.

Doesn't look bad, but not something I'd go see. Definitely aims for a younger crowd than Transformer films cater to.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:01 AM

Totally not Selena Gomez.    it is Becky G (which does stand for Gomez, but not related), aka Trini from last year's Power Rangers movie.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:23 AM

EVEN BETTER!

 

Ironbite-I like Becky G.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:25 AM

That nightmare mouth of his made me think this was going to be a horror or dystopian film or something (I'm immediately reminded of the robot dog from Fahrenheit 451), but then they keep going on about friendship...

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

I think I've already seen this.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:47 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.


 
 
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:49 AM

I heard the robot dog is really just a monkey in a suit.

Could you maybe be more specific, cause the internet is made up of monkey's in suits. Government too.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.


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 - 09:15 AM

 

I think I've already seen this.

 

[Monster Trucks]

 

Here's the thing though. If this is what sci-fi Herbie looks like in [%currentyear], then Bumblebee is just part of the trend.

 

Bumblebee basically restarted that trend back in 2007.  That's all the first half of the '07 movie is anyway.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:48 AM

Also true.


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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