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@  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.

@  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.


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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE(FFN @ Jan 22 2011, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a weird attention to detail by the KO makers. If you look closely, the blue rainmaker in the cartoon screen shot has a blue head.|

Of course, the KO makers then forgot to paint his face, which was coloured properly in the cartoon.

It looks black to me but with some blue bleeding into it just like Acidstorm and Yellowstorm have there colors bleeding in to their heads...

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

So where do you get these KOs? Are they on eBay?
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:35 AM

The head is 100% unpainted, and very obviously so at that.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE(Robogeek1973 @ Jan 21 2011, 04:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I picked up the Skywarp and Sunstorm KO's as well as the yellow and purple Seeker KO's and they're all really good quality. Looks like I'll be getting these guys as well, or at least the green and yellow one....I'll pick up the blue one if his face gets painted.


Quality varies on the KO seekers.

I bought the two different Sunstorms and three of the air warriors.

Two air warriors had screwed up feet. Excess plastic or a screwed up pin. One figure has a crack in the joint, the other figure has a big stress mark in the same spot. The third air warrior was perfect in every way.

Since I have the yellow Sunstorm and Acid Storm, I really only want the blue jet. No way I'm paying for that whole set.

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE(Magick @ Jan 22 2011, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So where do you get these KOs? Are they on eBay?


kotoys.com... like the watermark in the pictures...
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Posted 22 January 2011 - 03:50 PM

Not sure if any of you looked over on KO Toys forum about this but this quote is from the site admin who listed these:
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Why the blue rainmakers has a blue head???


black head on final

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 04:33 PM

QUOTE(gargunkle @ Jan 22 2011, 03:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Magick @ Jan 22 2011, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So where do you get these KOs? Are they on eBay?


kotoys.com... like the watermark in the pictures...


I don't think they are a site exclusive though. Some of the toys are, but not this one.


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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:26 AM

Did they ever do a KO Henkei Dirge?

I want to put the foot wings on the Henkei body without breaking mine or an actual "real" Henkei release.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 06:31 AM

If it's like the others, transferring foot wings should be pretty simple through disassembly. Mind you, the thrusters/heels will need to go along for the ride.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 07:31 AM

QUOTE(Solarstorm @ Jan 22 2011, 08:31 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Quality varies on the KO seekers.


That's a way of putting it.

In my case, it seems to vary from "Sucks a lot" to "Sucks even more".

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 12:26 PM

Are you talking about the supposed "high quality" Henkei Seekers by CHMS?

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 02:41 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Jan 23 2011, 01:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did they ever do a KO Henkei Dirge?

I want to put the foot wings on the Henkei body without breaking mine or an actual "real" Henkei release.


To my knowledge the only KO henkei dirge was the clear one from the Klear Konehead 3 pack, and he's not cheap.



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Posted 23 January 2011 - 04:50 PM

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If it's like the others, transferring foot wings should be pretty simple through disassembly. Mind you, the thrusters/heels will need to go along for the ride.


Is it just unscrewing them or are they glued together as well?

I'd totally disassemble them if I don't have to break glue or anything.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:25 PM

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If it's like the others, transferring foot wings should be pretty simple through disassembly. Mind you, the thrusters/heels will need to go along for the ride.


Is it just unscrewing them or are they glued together as well?

I'd totally disassemble them if I don't have to break glue or anything.


My Henkei Ramjet's legs were glued together. Kind of ruined the seam line on him, actually, but only cause I did it in a stupid way.

Checked Dirge, and he doesn't have glue, so it's just unscrew and pop apart.

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:38 PM

Christmas in January! icon-silverbolt.gif

Thanks guys.

(anyone know if Thrust is the same way by chance?)

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Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:12 PM

Oh, yeah I did forget about the glue. I ran into that disassembling a Classics Starscream. But it's good to hear that Dirge doesn't have that.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 06:42 PM

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Quality varies on the KO seekers.

I bought the two different Sunstorms and three of the air warriors.

Two air warriors had screwed up feet. Excess plastic or a screwed up pin. One figure has a crack in the joint, the other figure has a big stress mark in the same spot. The third air warrior was perfect in every way.

Since I have the yellow Sunstorm and Acid Storm, I really only want the blue jet. No way I'm paying for that whole set.


Well that really sucks to hear. Mine aren't perfect and have at least one small flaw each, but nothing anywhere near the problems yours have. icon-wildride.gif

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:07 PM

Here are the final colors, with all paint, chrome, etc.

Sadly they come with about $85 plus $10 shipping. That's over $30 each. A bit pricy for my taste for a minor backup character in a Deluxe mold.






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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:24 PM

They do look nice, but way to expensive for a KO.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 03:32 PM

Yeah, if this was someone known for consistently high-quality work, I could see it. But, without meaning any offense to KOToys, the results have been hit-or-miss and I can't see spending that much on those kind of results.