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@  Pennpenn : (24 April 2019 - 03:05 AM)

It's like how the whole "alpha male" thing doesn't really show up in wolf packs in the wild.

@  Nevermore : (24 April 2019 - 01:54 AM)

Aaaaand another myth busted.

@  CORVUS : (24 April 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Quite welcome! :)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 09:51 PM)

@Corvus Huh, did not know that part. Thanks for imparting knowledge!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 09:27 PM)

No because it's true.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 April 2019 - 09:17 PM)

Would I be jaded if i said that's a good lesson about people as well?

@  CORVUS : (23 April 2019 - 09:01 PM)

Overstated risk. Most observations of sexual cannibalism in the Praying Mantis occurred in captivity, versus nature. When entomologists began observing them in nature instead, they found that sexual cannibalism took place around 30% of the time. Basically, if a male Mantis avoids thin, hungry females, his chances are pretty good. #yesimanerd

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 07:52 PM)

Are you a male mantis?

@  MEDdMI : (23 April 2019 - 07:27 PM)

Death by snu snu

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 06:40 PM)

There's a joke about going out with a bang to be made here.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 06:38 PM)

I would hope getting laid is preferred over dying :p

@  Nevermore : (23 April 2019 - 05:20 PM)

Don't we all want to get laid?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 April 2019 - 04:53 PM)

I'd spend the first few loops just taking an extended nap.

@  Dekafox : (23 April 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Endless death time loops certainly happen enough in Star Trek

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 03:50 PM)

That's not what I had in mind but if that is what you would do in that scenario then that is pretty messed up. I would not want to be stuck in a perpetual loop of death. More like getting laid but that is just me.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 April 2019 - 01:58 PM)

Happy death day to you!

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 01:45 PM)

.... I would love that. To be stuck in an endless loop where no one remembers what happened... The possibilities :D

@  ZakuConvoy : (23 April 2019 - 01:43 PM)

Are you stuck in a Groundhogs Day situation? Because if you are, you need to tell the rest of us so we can take advantage, too.

@  Kayla Kaon : (23 April 2019 - 11:10 AM)

Lol today needs to end asap so that I can start over tomorrow

@  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.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:17 AM

Everything must get a live action remake.
 
EVERYTHING.


Those seem a bit more sensible, if only because they have characters that can be portrayed by live-action acting.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:44 AM

That trailer is pretty spectacular. I wasn't super keen for this but I guess now I am.

I'm not terribly distressed about the absence of Be Prepared. TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 01:58 AM

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:00 AM

So, they're finally doing another movie like Dinosaur. :p


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:42 AM

 

Has Disney really just lost all sense of imagination and now all they can do are live action remakes of cartoon movies they've already made? It's hugging lazy as hell!

 

It really is like a repeat of that age of direct-to-video sequels. Except it's not even new stories and everyone seems to be eating it up.

 

 

 

This might come as a shock to you, but Disney doesn't really do original as much as you think. Like at least 85% of there stuff is them using someone else's work. Fairy Tales, short stories, children's books, history, mythology, etc makes up almost every popular, and some not so popular, Animated Disney movie. But this is a corner of their own making. With them mucking about Copyright laws, there is not as much public domain stuff that they can access, becuase its become a really shallow pool. So now they are remaking themselves.

 

But really, it doesn't even stop there. Even one of the most popular cartoons right now, is just a remake of an older cartoon if theirs, which that s just a remake of older comics of theirs.

 


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:49 AM

Maybe a little tangential, but I'm reminded of something I heard in the Literature and History podcast. The gist of it is that people watching plays in ancient Greece would not have cared much about how the plot went, because so much of it was based on existing mythology and everyone already knew what happens to the characters.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:56 AM

Maybe a little tangential, but I'm reminded of something I heard in the Literature and History podcast. The gist of it is that people watching plays in ancient Greece would not have cared much about how the plot went, because so much of it was based on existing mythology and everyone already knew what happens to the characters.


I read about that once; something to the effect of plays in Ancient Greece having the intended purpose of demonstrating common beliefs about morality. Audiences in that place and time liked that method of entertainment, evidently.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 07:56 AM

I dunno.  I kinda hate the idea of live action remakes, but I will say that Lion King and Aladdin might be the only two I'd be willing to see.
 
Although... Aladdin without Robin Williams?  Is that... like... can they even do that?


With Will Smith.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:00 AM

Looks unnecessary like Beauty and the Beast as you cannot strike lightning in a bottle twice! seems like a moneygrab if you ask me.

 

Now something like Cinderella could use a new version as the 1950 film is not as classic as Pinocchio or Lion King or Beauty and the Beast.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:16 AM

There already was a live action version of Cinderella.  very recently too.



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 08:42 AM

 TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.

 

 

i didn't think Disney made The Last Knight. but then again they are taking over everything these days...


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:01 AM

This might come as a shock to you, but Disney doesn't really do original as much as you think. Like at least 85% of there stuff is them using someone else's work.

No shit.

But there's a world of difference between "Lion King is a remake of Hamlet" and "Lion King is a remake of Lion King."

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:25 AM

But there's a world of difference between "Lion King is a remake of Hamlet" and "Lion King is a remake of Lion King."


That kind of thing isn't particularly new either. There's like, how many Ben-Hur movies going back way far. And (apparently) at least one Dracula movie was specifically a remake of Nosferatu rather than just another adaptation of the novel.

Company image along with the lack of things entering public domain could be part of the reason why it's specifically Disney remaking a Disney movie. There's probably not a whole lot of things that fit Disney's criteria of "super well-known + fits with our brand + not owned by a rival" outside of what Disney has already done before.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:36 AM

But really, it doesn't even stop there. Even one of the most popular cartoons right now, is just a remake of an older cartoon if theirs, which that s just a remake of older comics of theirs.

 

I mean... yes, the new one is officially considered a remake of the old one but, watching both the new one and the old one and comparing the two, the similarities pretty much end with the characters' and concepts' names, some of their roles and designs, and only superficial similarities, as the two are very much nigh-completely different animals, so to speak.


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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 23 November 2018 - 10:45 AM

I mean. It was literally shot for shot in that teaser. Is there that much of a point to an all CG shot for shot remake of an animated film? They even have James Earl Jones reprising his role of Mufassa! Why even bother at that-

I'm just sad that the song "Be Prepared" won't be in it.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:47 AM

I'm not terribly distressed about the absence of Be Prepared. TLK is one of Disney's great animated features, but it's not one of Disney's great soundtracks.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 10:50 AM

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?

 

I watched The Lion King enough as a kid to tell you that this is a shot for shot remake, like the flamingos are flying in the same formation.  But now in live action.   But the live action looks less mysterious and grandiose than the animated version.

 

I can already see areas where some expression of a character is lost.  (When baby Simba is held above the crowd of animals, there's a sequence where he looked left and right, downward, with wide eyes, in a 'what the heck is happening' moment.  A subtle humorous moment.  They tried to recreate it with CGI Simba but it doesn't come across because a real lion cub has much smaller eyes than animated Simba.)



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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:07 AM

I wish they'd remake their kind of sucky movies.  Wouldn't that make more sense?   To take something mediocre and make it better?

 

 

If something didn't work before, why would you want to do it again? There is a big difference in spending billions of dollars on a proven idea that worked once and beloved by millions, and spending billions on dollars on an idea that didn't work last time and hoping it works this time.


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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:13 AM

Because a lot of their previous movies COULD have been great if they had a better budget (like The Great Mouse Detective which was 'alright' but kind of threadbare) or a better script (The Rescuers . . . I have never met anyone who liked the original more than the sequel).

 

The Black Cauldron was based on a great series of books by Lloyd Alexander, and Disney smushed them all into one generic fantasy plot which flopped at the box office.   It would be great if they did a Jungle Book treatment on it (actually got scriptwriters to incorporate more of the books).  They could even do a trilogy;  there were five books in all, more than enough for three movies.


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