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@  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.

@  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.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:14 AM

Found a good way to start off the rejuvenated Joe thread:

Joe Declassified has lots of loose pics of the next waves.

Everyone looks really good except Scarlett's face [hopefully] photographs weird. Her nose seems really big - or at least her nostrils are very prominent. Looking at most of the other female headsculpts we've gotten, Joe/Star Wars/Marvel, nobody has such defined nostrils. I'm hoping it doesn't looks quite as bad irl.

The only other slight issue I see is the increasing tendency to have jackets/vests that don't stay closed. Technoviper and Cobra Trooper both seem to have this issue as does Renegades Firefly. I'm not sure if the tabs just need to be a little longer maybe, but it's kind of annoying.

I wonder if part of the Technoviper's helmet is removeable or if it's just not quite glued on straight on this guy's figure because the forehead stripe doesn't quite line up right.


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:54 PM

My personal favorite from the batch is the Techno-Viper; I've been wanting a new one for years now.

From there, I *might* go for that trooper, but I'd have to give him a new weapon since to me that blaster looks ridiculously over-sized.

I like Tunnel Rat, but I already have the one from the Wal-Mart two-packs last year. However, I do have a spare PIT Commando head lying around (I used Beach-Head's unmasked head for an LBC) and so I might be able to work something out with that.

Scarlett and Ripcord have nice body molds, but their heads just don't sit right with me either; Scarlett's hands also bug me, as they don't look right half-painted like that. I might use the two as custom fodder, but only if I can find some cheap repro heads.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:26 PM

For me, this Tunnel Rat is so utterly different than the Anniversary version they can occupy the same space (were I to do that of course).

Carded Storm Shadow at AC Toys.



It's hard to tell for sure, but it looks like he's kept all his accessories although I don't see the other black belt or the chain weapon.
 
 
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:41 PM

... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Well, as far as weapons on Stormy I'm willing to lose, the chain is way up there.
Hopefully the black belt and the black backpack strap are in that lower left corner.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.
 
 
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#7 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:15 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:39 AM

I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

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#9 Dake

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 5 2011, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Nov 5 2011, 08:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
... Is that supposed to be Ripcord?


Yeah - why? It's fairly accurate (minus the last minute vest swap) to the cartoon allowing for "real-lifing" anyway.

You know, except for the part where they made him bald.
I'd hoped that was just a flaw with the prototype but apparently Hasbro felt there weren't enough bald black guys in Joe already.

Ha - oh yeah, you're right! icon-fire.gif
 
 
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#10 Detour

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:34 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:43 PM

I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:53 AM

Oh my god all those accessories with Storm Shadow oh my god so beautiful

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 6 2011, 07:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 6 2011, 08:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've heard he's bald in the Renegades comic.

Randy

....what Renegades comic? icon-depth.gif

Or so my brother led me to believe (coming from him). It must just be one of IDW's comics that he referred to as such even though it must not be Renegades.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:05 AM

QUOTE(Axaday @ Nov 6 2011, 07:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw a Renegades figure at Walmart the other day and I was tickled that the toy looks more like a real person than the cartoon models.

Why? They've said from day one the Joe line can't support two different aesthetics like Star Wars, and any cartoon toys will be created to fit in with the existing style.


 
 
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 08:40 PM

TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 07:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself. One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

Edited by Dake, 08 November 2011 - 11:01 PM.

 
 
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#17 Detour

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Nov 8 2011, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was Doc's helmet at that I believe, so I might have to swap one in myself.

It was indeed, although because of the difference in head sizes it wouldn't work. Not that the Club itself couldn't have tried a different helmet nonetheless.
Or use a different, smaller head that can wear the helmet.

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One of the bad things about the modern sculpts though is it's not so easy to swap crotches.

Yes, but Blowtorch's thing there is a separate belt piece. The Club could have omitted it and used a different belt instead.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 08:35 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Nov 8 2011, 08:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
TNT revealed now:

http://gijoeclub.com...011/TNTfWEB.jpg

Sadly they didn't try much to distinguish the mold from Blowtorch (the original TNT sported a different helmet and waistpiece).

Looks pretty great to me considering the very different colors, helmet, and weapons.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 11:54 AM

I'm liking what I see. Renegades will probably be my first real foray into buying Joes at retail for my own collecting purposes.
(unless you count the Trakker Joe I had to pick up for M.A.S.K.)

Edited by Asquian, 09 November 2011 - 11:56 AM.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:51 PM

Bbts sent TNI a bunch of pics of the upcoming sets.
 
 
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