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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?

@  MEDdMI : (13 April 2019 - 10:56 PM)

*slaps them both*

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2019 - 07:31 PM)

Seems like a polarizing decision, but it's not like jest anyone could make it for you.

@  Xellos : (13 April 2019 - 06:06 PM)

I had an epiphany today. My spirit animal is Fozzie Bear. We both love our un-bear-able jokes, which make people feel like they are being pun-ished.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:24 AM)

That's what makes the show so poignant, I think. It take a contemporary perspective, rather than a modern one. The hardships of the time aren't glossed over, but they're portrayed very stoically. Yeah, many people suffered, there was poverty, but so was life at the time. There's also a high-ranking Jewish police official who's a very by-the-books guy and supports the frail democracy of Weimar Germany. If you want to learn more about how Germany BEFORE the Period Everyone Knows About, this show is as good as it gets.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:19 AM)

Because in retrospect, we (even here in Germany) tend to view the era with knowledge of what would later come, but in reality, the Nazis started out as a regional fringe movement and basically just happened to be in the right place at the right time to seize power.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:18 AM)

The communists are a much bigger threat. When the Nazis appear, they will likely do so with a bang. Like, completely out of left field.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:17 AM)

The show tries its best to accurately depict the zeitgeist of the era, the post-war period with a young, struggling (and ultimately doomed) democracy... but like in real life, the Nazis aren't really an issue on anyone's mind yet.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:16 AM)

The female lead is a young, aspiring typist and part-time prostitute who dreams of becoming a police officer working in the murder department.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:15 AM)

During his investigations, he becomes involved in political unrest, murder cases, a conspiracy of reactionary monarchists, Russian counter-revolutionaries and more.

@  Nevermore : (12 April 2019 - 06:14 AM)

@Benbot: Babylon Berlin is a film noir-style crime drama set in the German capital of Berlin in the year 1929. It features a World War I veteran turned police officer from Cologne who comes to Berlin to investigate a porn ring that blackmails his superior, the grand mayor of Cologne (who would later become the first chancellor of post-WWII Germany).


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:46 AM

Yesterday, my son and I worked on our core. I had a huge headache all day, and it got worse when I laid on my back to do leg raises...so I ended up doing what I could and then wrapped up my workout doing a stair stepper routine while he walked.

 

Today, my wife worked out with me (going to have my son walk on the treadmill tonight after school). I also walked for .4 of a mile after we finished upper body.

 

Move calories burned so far this year: 5872

 

Miles:  35.08 + .4 = 34.48
Uppers:  935 + 225 = 1160
Lowers: 615
Core: 382 + 124 = 506


Edited by Kup, 09 January 2019 - 11:46 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Mmm,  corned beef wrap...Baby spinach, onions, corned beef, some cheese and mayo on a tortilla. Need to do this again soon.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:42 PM

Happy new year! And welcome back!
 
I've actually lost count of how many of these we've done, but we all know the drill at this point.

 
I think that we started the first one in 2012.

Was it you, Wonko, who started it? I recall it was someone else but he disappeared and I was happy that the thread kept continuing.

Oh, should really show my appreciation for you guys here in the thread, being good company while keeping up the fight. Thanks so much :)

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 02:36 PM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.

 

Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

Miles:  34.48 + 3.6 = 38.08
Uppers: 1160
Lowers: 615
Core:  506

 

Didn't get my run in, but walked in absolutely miserable conditions to and from my brother's place. Then shoveled lots of snow. I am done for the day.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:42 PM

Yeah, someone else started it up. 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

I didn't start the whole thing, no. I think I took over after the second year.
 
Glad to be here to help. It can be a ridiculous, tiring, frustrating thing, but it is easier when you know other people are going through it too.


Can't remember the name of the person who started it but I'm glad you carried it over :)

Anyhow, have a week to train myself to wake up early and go 5km cuz I have a fun run to do on the 19th.

Miles: 38.08 + 2 = 40.08
Uppers: 1160 + 90 = 1250
Lowers: 615
Core: 506

Been doing pull ups by the door whenever I remember to when I pass by under the pull up bar.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 12:47 PM

Yesterday was lower body, and today was upper body with a .49 mile walk after.

 

Man, I crushed it today. It's one of those workouts where you want to stand in a mirror and yell like the Hulk afterwards, ha! I worked every upper body muscle group and did every exercise that I track (except pull ups and dips, which I need to buy equipment for at some point yet).

 

I also threw in 50 push ups (sets of 25, 10, 15, and finally 5) to wrap it up. I took off my shirt halfway through, which...okay this might sound dumb, but even though I don't have the body I want (yet), having the courage to work out on our porch with my shirt off (and this time, in the daytime where people can clearly see me) is a confidence booster. Basically, i've been gradually trying to get more comfortable in my body while trying to improve it over the past few years, and this is a step towards that.

 

It's like...yeah, people drove by. A lot today, actually. But why should I care? I'm trying to improve myself.

 

Other stats:

Day 439 in a row working out

7131 move calories burned so far this year.

Weight lifted so far this year: 56,895 pounds

 

Miles: 40.08 + .49 = 40.57
Uppers: 1250 + 425 = 1675
Lowers: 615 + 243 = 858
Core: 506


Edited by Kup, 11 January 2019 - 12:51 PM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:18 PM

If I can get a period where things are at least halfway calm, I'm going to try and get in for a full physical. 

 

I was born with arrhythmia. 

 

Last summer, I was diagnosed with a series of spinal and hip conditions. I have a vertebrae that's somehow *forward* of where it should be, one hip is higher than the other, and my spine as a whole is off by just enough to where I meet the requirements for scoliosis. The physical therapist I met with said I've got the worst case of swayback she's ever seen. 

 

I've got nerve damage in both hands, and tendon damage in my right thumb. 

 

My left knee is pretty well blown, and my right ankle never healed right after an injury. 

 

This is just what I know is wrong with me. 

 

If I'm going to work on a full-fledged health plan, I need a full and proper physical to get it all together. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:41 PM

Miles: 40.57 + 3.5 = 44.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:16 AM

4 on the elliptical on Weds.

 

 

Miles: 44.07 + 4 = 48.07
Uppers: 1675
Lowers: 858
Core: 506



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:15 AM

Alright folks! Join me on my adventure of the last 18 hours!

 

From the point I woke up yesterday, to round about 5 pm, I was perfectly fine. After five, I started feeling very congested, bloated, plugged up in general. Okay, it happens some times. No big deal. Have my dinner at about 6.30, and it feels like every single bite is sticking, refusing to go all the way down. quarter to 7, I need to abruptly stop doing the dishes as I was struck with a shudder than went my from ass to my toes. Toilet time! And I'm shitting water.

 

Quarter AFTER 7; done on the toilet, cleaned up a bit, and decide I am going to get some pyjama pants on, for comfort. I get half way through pulling them up when my body very subtly tells me to go back to the bathroom. Right now. I have just enough time to get comfy around the toilet and I'm passing everything I had eaten thus far back into the ecosystem. Joy.

 

About 8 oclock, I am back on my computer, and gaming. I don't feel great, but not egregiously bad either. I get contacted by my friend dave and he wants to jump into 7 days to die. SURE! I get everything loaded up, we both get on the server, and as soon as he knows where his character is: he states he's going to get a coffee (he's out in BC, where there's 3 hours of time difference.). While he's gone getting a coffee: I black out. I wake up after about 30 seconds to a minute. Just as dave comes back, I tell him I need to go.

 

So I head up to the living room, and go and sit with my mother. Where upon I black out AGAIN. I wake up to her yelling my name. Apparently, I looked like I was having a seizure. Alright, we ponder this out, and I start to take small volumes of orange juice. It's a blood sugar thing because I very NEARLY pass out twice more before I give up and head to bed, and nearly pass out again at 1 am while making a toilet run.

 

I'm tired, I didn't sleep very well at all. I'm ungodly sore, but I can get up, walk around, do stuff and not black out, so... on the mend, yeah. There's been a gastro going round up here, guess my plague bearer kin finally got me. I'm not worried about what has happened so far, it's happened before and usually under similar circumstances. So, nothing powerfully wrong, just sick.


Edited by wonko the sane?, 12 January 2019 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:42 AM

Holy crap (pun intended). How are you feeling today?
"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:54 AM

Better. I slept well, and everything seems to be settling down nicely. I'm not better yet, but certainly much closer than before. I was actually able to have breakfast! Granted, two slices of dry toast, but at least I was actually hungry.

 

Edit: what's actually striking me about all this is how quickly it hit, and how quickly it's retreating.

 

Edit2: Never mind, what's striking is how bad I stink right now. I feel like rhinox after the wild bean vines...


Edited by wonko the sane?, 13 January 2019 - 05:26 PM.


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Posted 14 January 2019 - 12:18 PM

Dude, what the hex was that? Hope you've recovered, yikes!

Still trying for the fun run, which got moved to Jan 20. If my not-rival doesn't come, I have a shot at first place. But I'm so not ready for jogging, dang!

Miles: 48.07 + 3 = 51.07
Uppers: 1675 + 120 + 1895
Lowers: 858 + 10 = 868
Core: 506

Also went to gym. When I did squat, my left knee felt weird. Uh oh. Better take it easy.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

I wound up with a gastro. But running 3.5 miles, then NOT keeping your meal is counter indicated when it comes to keeping blood sugars normalize, so my sugars crashed and I went with it. Causally related, but not symptoms.



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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

1/12: 2.9 mile run
1/13: Flexibility routine
1/14: Chest day (mostly did incline reps to target my upper chest muscles) + .35 mile walk after
Today: Core

Total calories burned through yesterday: 9,210
Weight lifted to date: 47,450 (952,551 to go)
New stat* Ounces of water drank through yesterday: 995

Miles: 51.07 + 2.9 + .35 = 54.32
Uppers: 1895 + 250 = 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 506 + 242 = 748

Edited by Kup, 15 January 2019 - 09:15 AM.

"Someone once told me that Time is a predator that stalked us all our lives, but I'd rather believe that Time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment -- because they'll never come again."

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 06:25 PM

3.6 on the elliptical Sun, mile swim today. 

 

Miles: 54.32 + 4.6 = 58.92
Uppers: 2145
Lowers: 868
Core: 748 



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Posted 16 January 2019 - 09:05 AM

Oh, yeah, I should go swimming soon. Can't find my flippers though.

Miles: 58.92 + 3 = 61.92
Uppers: 2145 + 40 = 2185
Lowers: 868
Core: 748

Did a jog today. Will rest tomorrow. Then Friday, I'll jog the prescribed route for the fun run. Rest on Saturday. Hope to place first, or second on Sunday.

Also, two days at the gym, woohoo!

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

First non-cardio day of the year, and in a while in general. Chest/Back/Shoulder day.

 

Miles: 61.92
Uppers: 2185 + 285 = 2470
Lowers: 868
Core: 748 + 143 = 891





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