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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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#21 K Gatzby

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

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I'm happy because I got a thread pinned for the first time! icon-hotrod.gif Thanks.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:50 PM

I'm happy because the mail was good to me today.

My overpriced Big Daddy, and to make up for it, my severely underpriced Rock Band.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:42 AM

This thread made me smile once or twice. =D

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:24 AM

Yay they changed the station at the office!!!

God i was tired of B101. If i never hear Faith Hill again, it'll be too soon.

woohoo!!! anyone of you fellow office workers knows the drill.

EDIT: my least favorite co-worker was out today!! ah, the relief.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

"So Long and Thanks for all the Fish" so far its the only thing to make me smile today.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:12 PM

Today I got a Schick Quattro Titanium sample razor in the mail. I was very impressed with its new edging blade, which worked much better than the one on the Gillette Fusion. My beard looks snazzy icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:16 PM

I finished my first week at the my new job and found that I really like it. I'm actually getting to use my skills as an artist and writer, and I don't have to do outside sales. Best part is, a newspaper is actually not that hard to put together.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:37 AM

I got the weekend off. YAY Laziness

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

I was in Toronto and found the Hunt for Grievous action figure pack.

Online: $25 (toy) + $25 (shipping) + import taxes + exchange rate = $55 at least = too expensive, so I didn't have it yet
Store: $30 (toy) + $4.50 (Taxes) = $35 approx
Store having giant 40% off action figures promotion on the day I walked in....

Got the whole thing for under $25.


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Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:04 PM

Celebrating my wednesday birthday early! Yaaay!

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:31 PM

Yesterday my mother-in-law gave us a cookie tin full of lindt truffles and cadbury eggs!!! what diet?! icon-hotrod.gif

(MIL to be, wedding 06.07.08)

lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 12:40 PM

A mistake in my checkbook turned out for the better, giving me more money than I thought I had. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:13 PM

I was at Wal-Mart when I saw a customer clearing off a bunch of RC cars and lifting up the bottom shelf. When he lifted it up, he revealed a stash of all sorts of in-demand toys: Big Daddy, the new wave of 25th Joes, some Star Wars figs, etc.

I grabbed a handful of Joes, weeding out a Cobra Air Trooper and thanked the guy for his efforts (ignoring him as he demanded I give it back).

I love taking toys from Ebay scalpers, and this guy definitely was one. I also told the toy manager on my way out what transpired.

Sorry guys, I couldn't grab the Big Daddy, as he lunged for it the second I grabbed the handful of Joes.
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 03:22 PM

Okay, that? You know what that is?



*Kaboom!*

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 24 2008, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!

Ugh, that same rumor has had the very opposite effect on me, but that's a topic for another thread.

Finally catching up on the spectacular spider-man made me happy though


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Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE(Yertle @ Mar 24 2008, 06:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 24 2008, 01:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
lessee today... rumors that the Encore Omega Supreme would have a resculpted cartoon accurate face!

Ugh, that same rumor has had the very opposite effect on me, but that's a topic for another thread.

Finally catching up on the spectacular spider-man made me happy though



yeah diff'rent strokes i guess! I was planning on KBing one with a spare Magnaboss face. Now I might not have to, if the rumor is true!
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:30 PM

Got both KotOR II and Jedi Outcast for only $15!

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 01:42 AM

Got to see 12 classic Warner Bros. and MGM cartoon shorts in a theatre, as part of a tribute to Tex Avery and Michael Maltese at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
http://www.oscars.or...nial/index.html

A Wild Hare, Porky's Duck Hunt, What's Opera Doc?, Little Rural Riding Hood, Drag-Along Droopy, House of Tomorrow, You Ought To Be In Pictures, For Scent-Imental Reasons, and a few others. It was great to see the shorts on the big screen with an appreciative audience, and to listen to the Q&A panel afterwards with Maltese's daughter, Avery's biographer, voice actor June Foray, and a couple of animators.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 02:14 PM

They restocked deluxes at HTS, and i successfully pre-ordered Bumblebee and Prowl! YAY icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 11:14 AM

Woke up and was ready to go before my coworker who gives me a wake up call sometimes hehehe. Turnabout is fairplay.

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