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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 Guardian Prime

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because, Crikey, Australia Gets It First!

1 week before the US!

................................................

 

We've got another ep coming slightly early!

And it'll be a Rarity/Dash combo.

What's going to happen with these two?

Will RD be dressing in style?

 

The Australian airing will be on Boomerang,

Saturday, August 11th, (Friday, 10th for US)

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if you want to try and locate a stream,

for people outside of Australia.

 

For those wanting to wait until the US airing,

The new episode will be on Saturday, August 18th

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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THE END IN FRIEND:

 

Rarity and Rainbow Dash begin to question why they are friends

when they can't find anything they both like to do together.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:55 AM

...I honestly don't know what to expect from this episode, though I fear it won't stick out either way.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 01:08 PM

I'm interested enough because 'Trixie' but yeah, not expecting too much.

 

Wait, my mind blanked. That's not this episode.

 

Okay yeah I don't know what to think for this one.

 

Honestly it just makes me wish the 'Let's Switch Bodies' fan animation happened in this.

 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:35 PM


 

Seeing Rarity and Rainbow Dash swapped would be a lot of fun.

 

Well half of that you can see just by watching G3 :p


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:57 PM

*gasp* Speak not it's name!

 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:59 PM

Raredash shippers are getting twitchy 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:21 AM

Cause the shipping community is a calm and rational lot to begin with... :p



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:03 PM

Well, this one actually ended up being much more entertaining than I expected. Probably the best script G. M. Berrow's delivered for the show yet.


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:04 PM

It was okay. But honestly, sometimes it feels like when it comes to delivering the moral of the story, there were "Dear Princess Celestia" segments with more subtlety.
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Oh, it's a Berrow script.  That explains a LOT.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 12:14 PM

 

Dvandom Today at 11:27 AM
Morning
Scavenger Today at 11:29 AM
yawn
FnuAw Today at 11:30 AM
Morning.
Dvandom Today at 11:31 AM
Erratically scheduled. Enunciation is importance.
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Now kiss.
Is anyone watching it on TV or watching it commercial free?
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On TV.
FnuAw Today at 11:34 AM
Just wanna know if we're synchronized.
Dvandom Today at 11:36 AM
Today's episode: Twilight spends the day trolling Rarity and Dash.
Scavenger Today at 11:38 AM
have they used "horse" before?
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Gemstones grow like mushrooms....
Pretty fragile gems. They wouldn't last five seconds on Homeworld.
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or, like, in a cave
Dvandom Today at 11:43 AM
Maybe they weren't ripe yet.
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Well, gems in this world always seemed to be kinda worthless.
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Rarity has the pronounciation of Caballeron right.
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Rose is just sitting there smiling to no one.
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Rarity smells a rat.
Getting a pretty age-inappropriate ad for Suits here.
(The USA series)
Spikeprints?
Blinky!
Hungover frog.
I suspect all the students are involved in this, and the frog is Ocelus.
Great storage system.
"Let's toss all these super-dangerous magical items into a box together. Nothing bad could possibly happen."
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eh morpheus does the same thing
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I guess nothing else to say. Fairly contrived episode.
Later.
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it was fun

 

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This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 

G.M. Berrow isn't a terrible writer. She just arrived a few seasons too late, and her episodes are stuck in their own separate bubble. Her writing is skewed noticeably younger, and the rest of the show has grown up too much for her to hide it.

 

This episode just does not belong in the same show as episodes like The Hearth's Warming Club.

 

 

That said, this was decent by her standards, though I don't think her script had much to do with it. I think it's the storyboards that lifted this one. There's constantly stuff to look at here. RD's mannerisms are entertaining as ever.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:18 PM

Berrow writes down to the audience...not in an obvious way, but in the sense that the plot twists are always very shallow and straightforward.  For instance, note where I speculate that all the students are in on the fake theft.  If I'd known this was a Berrow episode, I wouldn't have made that statement, because the most obvious and simple solution ("That's Spike's footprint, he's 100% behind leaving the trail for them to follow") would have clearly been the right one.  A more complicated solution, such as the students working together to craft elements of the fake theft so that they could see things develop as they happened rather than just seeing the end product?  Not in Berrow's wheelhouse.

 

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:54 PM

ZZZ

 

This is a season 1 episode trapped in a season 8 episode's body.

 


 

 

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'. This one at least makes sense to me, a group of friends that always hang out, and eventually you realize you might only be hanging out with some of them because of the group. It still could have been handled better, but the concept works pretty easily and much better 'AJ and Dash are super competitive over something' a plot they've mostly gotten past long before the episode.


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Posted 20 August 2018 - 11:15 AM

I'd rather have a 'Season 1' episode like this where its at least a bit fun then a 'Season 1' episode like 'Non-Compete Clause'.


That's fair. This one was more fun than that. I wasn't begging this one to end. Rarity and RD's interactions are inherently appealing, and the glitter was a surprise visual running gag.

But, there was a weird immaturity to the characters here, and it's especially jarring with Rarity who's normally one of the more grown up characters.

And you can't make an episode driven this much by Rainbow Dash not being able to stand Rarity's activities when you know and Rarity knows it's not true.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 08:44 PM

Eh, not bad. The animations and expressions saved it, but otherwise pretty blah. I mean, they did touch on a rather large point for the group, but I don't think it was handled very well.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 11:46 PM

Saw it.  I was expecting to hate it cuz Dash but I enjoyed it a LOT.  But when it came to the books part.

 

I was AGHAST when Dash didn't read Shadow Spade.  Then, ugh, Rarity didn't either!  That part rang true.  You beg other folks to read the stuff you're into and... sometimes they don't (jerks).  Kidding.  But still, that was great.

 

When the theft happened, I didn't catch on that it was faked out because of the last episode with Flim and Flam and the missing book.  I thought this was a continuation and this time, someone actually stole something important (so Amulet of Aurora because Aurora Borealis which controls the tides?).  When Dash and Rarity started working together, I loved it.  Even more still that it was Dash who appreciated Rarity first by calling the raft awesome.  (though honestly, Rarity would have made a much more stylish boat, don't say she won't haha).  They were doing great work, though I actually would have liked Dash to do more Daring Do stuff.  Other than flying Rarity, it was Rarity who built everything.

 

(though how in the world did Dash suddenly make a cute cloud like that?  that was fun).

 

I would have liked this tons better if the theft was real and it was a lead in to the arc mystery, if there is.  But I surprisingly enjoyed the interaction.  Did think it was good to do the pairings. 

 

I'm not going to go through each on but let's go for just Rarity.

Rarity-Twilight at the Friendship University

Rarity-Dash is here

Rarity- Fluttershy the modeling gig and most frequent pairing

Rarity- Applejack in season 1 slumber party

 

Rarity-Pinkie Pie...   Where did that happen?!?  I just recall "Rarity catch me!" and they ended up on the railroad going home taking a long time in the Applejack not-lies about not winning the rodeo thing episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:21 AM

Rarity- Pinkie Pie was the episode where they had to find a gift for Maud in Manehatten.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 07:26 AM

And their map episode.


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 11:56 AM

... ok, I remember the gift for Maud... But... Wow, I don't remember their cutie map episode! Wasn't it, um, Rarity with Applejack when they helped pony's at the play in the park?

(Twilight was with Fluttershy for the Hoofs and McColts. Can't remember what Dash did, if with Applejack. My memory!)

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