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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 Teufel

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:47 PM



I was pretty excited about this until I saw the January release date. Isn't that where studios send movies off to die a cold, miserable death? :doh
 
I still haven't seen Split, but that's a dynamite trio and I absolutely loooooooved Unbreakable so good or bad I'm seeing this.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 21 July 2018 - 01:03 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 08:59 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...


Edited by Steevy Maximus, 20 July 2018 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:08 PM

So two things. ONE. Im very hype. I loved Unbreakable and while I havent seen Split yet, Ive only heard good things.

But TWO...this is Modern Shyamalan were talking about.

So Im cautiously hype.

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:17 PM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)



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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:20 PM

huh I didn't even know Split existed... So I guess I need to watch that. I loved Unbreakable and have been looking forward to this thinking it was a direct sequel and not part 3.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 09:26 PM

The whole idea of "dead zones" is kind of an antiquated idea.  If the quality is there, it will likely find an audience and success.  Besides, January is largely ignored by that mentality, meaning Glass might got the most exposure for the month.

 

Also:

WAY more hype than for anything DC is apt to fart out for a while...

Yeah, February is typically pretty "dead" too, but Deadpool 1 and Black Panther were able to milk it pretty damn well without any competition.

 

If it is a good movie, sometimes it is better to come out at those times.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 10:16 PM

January might be playing it smart in a market dominated by super hero films.

 

Regardless, I'm excited.


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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:23 AM

looks like it'll be fun 



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 12:57 AM

I screwed up the topic title, should just be Glass. I don't see how to edit that, assuming I can't? If not thanks to any mod who wanders in here if you could fix that for me then delete this post. ;)


Press edit on the first post, then choose "use full editor". Or use the "edit" button to open a new tab. There should be a title bar.

I think.

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:23 AM

I mean...I liked Unbreakable fine.  I was intrigued by Split being a surprise sequel.  But is there any reason to think this movie will be good?  I mean...certainly not in the totally empty trailer, but maybe there is some reason somewhere else?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:46 AM

Well, it's got McAvoy, Jackson, and Willis...three really good actors attached to the project and two of them who have been interested in a direct follow up of Unbreakable for 18 years. Not saying it couldn't be bad (I see the Shyamalan twist of this film already from the trailer), but it's got the talent not to be. The fact that this winding path of production has resulted in an accidental superhero shared universe in which our first real super power fight happens in the third installment also makes it stand out from the pack.


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There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:53 AM

Glass is being treated for thinking he is a superhero and his only power is that he is really smart, right?



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Posted 21 July 2018 - 08:57 AM

Nah. Glass' deal was covered in Unbreakable.

 

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:32 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

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Posted 21 July 2018 - 06:42 PM

Exactly. That was the whole point to Unbreakable. Glass operated off the idea that if he's so brittle, then obviously there's someone out there who is nigh indestructible. It's what lead him to cause all those horrific accidents that ultimately lead him to Willis' character.

 

While Glass' condition is medically known, Willis' condition wasn't. Even Willis' character wasn't aware of the possibility, despite having a lifetime of experiences prior to meeting Glass (Including a major auto accident where he ripped off a car door). Same with The Horde (McAvoy's character - I wikied it). His multiple personalities are a known, medically accepted condition. The fact one of those personalities turns him into a super powered monster wasn't.

 

It's internally consistent logic for the setting, that yes make Glass a super individual for this setting. Glass has never shied away from the fact he's a Villain. Says so right in the trailer to the Beast "Sounds like the bad guys teaming up."

 

Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass is one of the most compelling super villains that has never been put to comic format. So yeah, he belongs in that group - especially since it was Willis' interactions with him that pulled Willis into the "delusion".


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Your fever dream, can't you see it getting closer / Just surrender 'cause you feel the feeling taking over
It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:51 PM

What a supervillain is is a little hazy.  If they do crimes always involving riddles or they are an alien monster with eyebeams it seems really clear.  Mr Glass is just a mass criminal.  Was Osama bin Laden a supervillain?  Nicholas Cruz?

 

What is Glass' delusion?  He really made train crashes and stuff.  If that makes you a supervillain, he isn't having a delusion of being a supervillain.



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Posted 22 July 2018 - 01:57 PM

Glass' delusion was that he HAD to have an opposite - someone who never broke - that lead him to kill all those people. Heck, he's likely the psychiatrist's "alpha patient", since Glass has been committed to a asylum since his incarceration.

 

As for being brittle not making one super powered...neither does being rich. Didn't stop Obadiah Stane or Lex Luthor from being accepted into that club.


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It's fire, it's freedom, it's flooding open / It's a preacher in the pulpit and you'll find devotion
There's something breaking at the brick of every wall, it's holding All that you know
So tell me do you wanna go?

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 03:20 PM

Getting in a big robot suit to kill people seems like something that could count.





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