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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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#1 K Gatzby

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:22 AM

This thread unintentionally developed last week, from a thread about someone's personal accomplishments that made them feel good. The thread ended up talking about the little things that happened to posters that particular day that made them happy.

Because I liked the last thread so much, I am bringing it back in a purposely-created thread this time. Post the little things each day that made you smile. If you already posted, and something good happens again, make another post. Whatever it is that made you smile, no matter how little it may seem, is what this thread is about.

I will start us off:

I got a call this morning from Sallie Mae, who I am several months behind in paying my student loan. I have been unemployed for a few months; working some freelance computer training sessions for people while I study for my A+ computer certification. I explained my situation to the person from Sallie Mae when they called, and they forgave all my overdue payments and made my next payment due May 1st!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

I am at training today, so I get to sleep in until 7AM as it doesn't start until 8:30. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I got iCal subscribed to my Zimbra calendar. This makes me immensely happy.

#4 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I have tonight off. That's always worth a smile.

Also, I found out that the only one of my three bosses that actually does a good job is getting promoted, so good for him.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

Watching my 2 1/2 year old daughter jumping around with excitement about an Easter Party she's going to this morning. "Easter egg hunt, daddy... Easter egg hunt!"

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

Gears Of War Marathon tomorrow!

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#7 recharge138

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

Watching some geeks at work attempt to take a bunch of flattened cardboard boxes outside on a dolly on a very windy day.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

I looked at all the pet pictures in the Everyday is Peturday thread.. thats always makes me feel warm and happy inside

Edited by VeritasZB, 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

Had a great chinese lunch and some decent company for once. Great way to expand the mind as well as the abdominal walls.

Also, got a nice wave and some glances from a lady I have a bit of a crush on. Nothings gonna come of it, but it made me smile icon-hotrod.gif
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#10 wonko the sane?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Long weekend kicked off by a movie marathon.

#11 larrybluebird

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

Well, I did 500 pounds for squats last night in the gym...that's the highest I've ever gone.. it's exciting for me.

Also today is my last day of class...then I'm going to my friends birthday dinner before drinking and celebrating and going out with all my friends late tonight. I'm pumped..it's been a long week!

#12 Zyking

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:22 AM

It was hot and involved me and a lovely girl.
























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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

In training this morning I was able to lift more weight than I had been able to before I injured my back in a motorbike accident and had my back operation last year.

Feel so good.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

I'm getting my stove replaced today while i work! YAY!! i can cook again!! That makes me happy. as for yesterday, I got back to going to the gym daily (i had fallen off the wagon for a couple weeks). That makes me feel really good, to work towards getting in shape.

Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:14 PM

Found the MMPR chase Green ranger Figure AND the JLU Shade figure at TRU today! All while I was on the clock at work!

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Dr Fang @ Mar 20 2008, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:58 PM

I'm in the middle of a 4 day weekend.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

Found out that the flash video (By the guys who work for Esurance) for Five Iron Frenzy's "Wizard Needs Food, Badly" was completed via random find on YouTube. Made me grin.

Edited by Mr. Wingus, 20 March 2008 - 05:26 PM.

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#20 MrBlud

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:50 PM

I got to talk with a friend of mine that I all too rarely get the chance to converse with.

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