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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 15 November 2011 - 08:33 AM

The "TIYL" segment was going on pretty long, but the end was totally worth it.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 04:18 AM

I love how the music never even stopped.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:03 AM

Its just to bad you had to sit through that horrible skit to see that. The Rock really was putting the segment out of it's misery.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

Man I thought I'd never see Ryder get over as he has for the past few weeks. WWWYKI!


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Posted 17 November 2011 - 09:38 PM

And yet somehow it's John Morrison, who been buried for quite some time now, getting the US Title match at Survivor Series rather than Ryder.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 01:09 AM

They played it up on Z!TLIS this week.

Yeah, I don't know why WWE isn't capitalizing on Zack's fame.

Unless we get a SURPRISE TRIPLE THREAT this Sunday, Zack was ROBBED.

But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:48 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if Vince wasn't behind Ryder's half-assed push. Ryder went and got himself over in a way Vince couldn't control, so while he'll capitalize on his popularity to make some money (wigs? seriously, WTF icon-blitz.gif ), he won't put a belt on him.

As for Morrison, the PPV should tell us what his contract situation is.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 02:06 AM

The first ever women's War Games match is in the books, and it got so nasty that Mercedes Martinez is in the hospital with a legit concussion and severe stinger! WSU made it a point to let everyone know her injuries were not part of an angle.

Also, Jessica Havok is one scary, sexy bitch!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:50 PM

So how about that Survivor Series, huh? The SS tag match was great, it sucks that Sin Cara got injured though. The Cena/Rock tag match was great, didn't go how I predicted but was still great.


And I could not be happier with the Championship match, highlight of the night for me, and the friends I was with.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:15 PM

Punk and Henry both need to stay champion from now until Wrestlemania. The titles have been changing hands far too often.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:08 PM

No more Awesome Truth. Looks like R-Truth is turning face. I like Miz better on his own anyway.

Actually, I would love a Miz/Punk feud.

Also, did Cena just address the camera directly?
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:23 AM

Goddammit, Cena. Why did you just break up the best Heel tag team?

Ugh. Why did they do this?

At least the Punk/Ziggler match was gold. That saved the show from being abysmal.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:07 AM

Turning R-Truth face? I hope not...

And that's the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.

Because this? This isn't awwwwwwwwwesoooooooooome.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Nov 22 2011, 12:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


This is why.



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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:22 PM

Was about to say.

Ironbite-makes sense as to his recent...promos.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

Well. Goddamn.

They couldn't have done an Injury angle instead of breaking up something interesting?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

QUOTE(Internet Jesus @ Nov 22 2011, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well. Goddamn.

They couldn't have done an Injury angle instead of breaking up something interesting?

I bet the angle will be that when Miz SCF'd him on the stage he ended up with a serious concussion and will be out a month.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:57 PM

I'm surprised no one is talking about this. HIGHLIGHT to view:
Daniel Bryan cashed in on Mark Henry at the Smackdown tapings, only to have Teddy Long nullify it. Looks like they are testing the fans to see how they'll react to Daniel as champion.
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:38 AM

I am literally angry with rage over Daniel Bryan's character right now. Oh not the MITB thing, though that angers me too. No it's what happened much later in the night with him.

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THE hugger IS HOOKING UP WITH MY PRECIOUSLY FLEXIBLE AJ!

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:06 AM

You're gonna have to be angry at Trent Barretta for realsies, then.

Damn it, Teddy.

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