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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 K Gatzby

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:36 AM

It's that time of year again! Do you have a holiday music playlist that only comes out after Thanksgiving? What's on it? Here is mine (sorted chronologically):

 

1. Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon, Yoko Ono

2. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie, Bing Crosby

3. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Bruce Springsteen

4. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

5. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid

6. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - Mannheim Steamroller

7. Deck the Halls - Mannheim Steamroller

8. Last Christmas - Wham!

9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2

10. The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler

11. The Night Santa Went Crazy - "Weird Al" Yankovic

12. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

13. Oi to the World - No Doubt

14. The Chanukah Song (Part 2) - Adam Sandler

15. Do The Know It's Christmas - Far featuring Chino Moreno

16. Oh Come All Ye Faithful - Twisted Sister

17. I Have a Little Dreidel - Barenaked Ladies

 

 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

i had two fillings drilled yesterday with carols blaring over the dentists' sound system. Not sure which hurt more.

 

 

so i'm putting up an alternative. This song has more to do with the spirit of Christmas than anything you'll hear on the radio.

 

 


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 11:04 AM

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTx-sdR6Yzk


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

 

Yes. 

 

This is Manowar. 

 

Singing a Christmas carol. 

 

In German. 



#5 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:19 PM

Other items include - 

 

Halford - What Child Is This?

Halford - Oh Holy Night

Halford - Get Into The Spirit

 

The Royal Guardsman - Snoopy vs. The Red Baron trilogy (Snoopy vs. The Red Baron, Return of the Red Baron, Merry Snoopy's Christmas), with interlude audio

 

Shinedown - Happy X-Mas (War is Over)

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra's three Christmas albums. 

 

Cast In Bronze's Christmas album

 

Twisted Sister's Christmas album


Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 04 December 2018 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2018 - 05:51 PM



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 07:10 PM

Some of my favorites...

 

eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas

 

Harvey Danger - Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes)

 

The Vandals - Oi To The World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKk-2Pu2N8g

 

The Raveonettes - The Christmas Song 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUiZRWsIGAY

 

Soul Coughing - Suzy Snowflake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56bRu7XdGSM

 

Five Iron Frenzy - You Gotta Get Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Vd7pQelzM

 

Marvin Gaye - Purple Snowflakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XUk2HM4238

 

Stevie Wonder - Someday at Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y__tczZDkTo

 

Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuaiLIUQz5M

 

TV Smith - Xmas Bloody Xmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhCl78ly6m8

 

Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y5GtaTrPHM

 

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Santa Claus Is Smoking Reefer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEpMPxUvNBw

 

Weezer - Christmas Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGoNwRacLA

 

Keegan DeWitt & The Sparrows - Christmas Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W-Yi_dYogU

 

Sufjan Stevens - Get Behind Me, Santa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_isBoOGptc

 

Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzrkyy9h4x8

 

Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFeg2e5GzI

 

Beck - The Little Drum Machine Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bho_rXLhQKs

 

Akim & The Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus is a Black Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xfVlp5WsYs

 

Clarence Carter - Backdoor Santa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0NoalRsk5w

 

...and of course the Run DMC, Pogues, and "Weird Al" Yankovic classics others have already mentioned.

 

 

 

P.S. While I don't actually recommend it for any reason, you should probably hear Nancy LaPlante's truly abhorrent "Debbie's Last Christmas" once in your life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSSuy8_PrI



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:26 PM

I mostly prefer the old classics, although this is a somewhat newer take on Jingle Bells I've always loved.

 

 

 

This cover is pretty bad, but I get such a kick out of Billy Idol singing Christmas carols lounge singer style. It always makes me smile so it's a regular this time of year.

 

 

 

If there are no Rankin-Bass tunes in your Christmas playlist you're doing it wrong. Jack Frost is underrated and my personal favorite of their Christmas movies.

 

 

 

Sometimes a song may not have originally been about Christmas, but its use in a movie can leave a lasting impression.

 



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Posted 08 December 2018 - 12:25 PM

I dont have a music list but I have a movie list

 

The night they saved Christmas

Lethal Weapon 1-watched

Die Hard 1-2

Gremlins

Long Kiss Good Night


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:13 PM

Movie list: "Hogfather" and "Bernard and the Genie". Also "Red Green Christmas"





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