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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 Shanghai

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, much prefer that design myself, stupidly passed up the die-cast one though for years, even when it was down to thirty bucks.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 15 2011, 01:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Atragon Revoltech.

http://www.bigbadtoy...amp;mode=retail

I wonder if a Manda accessory might be included?


I would hope Manda would be a standalone figure?

I've already got the Machine Chronicles version, so I think I'm ok passing on this one.

Looks fantastic though!
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Posted 15 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 09:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just reviewed "Atragon".

It wasn't nearly the jingoistic bit of nationalism I remember it being when I first watched it, or how a lot of reviews make it out to be. As a matter of fact, it had a very progressive theme supporting globalization and urging old timers to let go of their grip on the long-gone Japanese Empire.

It was a very fascinating piece of political and social commentary on par with the original "Godzilla".

But MAN was it boring. And Manda doesn't do crap in the thing.

This is one of those movies that goes in and out of my amazon cart all the time. I knew Manda was a very minor part of the movie, but sometimes I don't need the kaiju because I like all the other Toho effects like in Mysterians and Battle in Outer Space. Your post isn't helping me decide. icon-fire.gif I kind of feel like I have to watch it because its a Toho flick.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:46 PM

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For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:58 AM

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QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 16 2011, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(DrSpengler @ Nov 15 2011, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For Manda toy owners, I have a query:

How do they handle Manda's serpentine articulation beyond "bendy"? Does he have just, like, a million ratcheting notches comprising his whole body?

Generally, Manda figures feature no articulation. I think the most he's ever had was some of the retro designed vinyls had the legs move, but that's it.

Manda would make for an ideal Revoltech figure, if they were able to effectively hide the segmentation of the articulation of course. I was always curious if a Ghidorah with revoltech joints in the necks would have really worked on a visual aesthetic basis.

I imagine you'd either be sacrificing sculpt or articulation for Manda.

I myself wouldn't mind a massively segmented Manda, but you know how anal some fans can be. Hell, the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla was getting crapped on by some people because the Heisei suit was so stiff and bulky that having so much articulation was inaccurate to the source material.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:18 PM

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Well, "gotta have it cuz its Toho" is the only reason I own stuff like "H-Man", "War in Space", "Battle in Outer Space" and so-on, so I'm in the same boat.

However, if you're interested in a movie featuring ray-guns that turn people into matte paintings, then "Atragon" is the flick for YOU!

I gave in. I was on Amazon browsing, loaded it up, and they told me that they only had 1 left in stock which was enough to push the impulse button. Also ordered "Gorgo - Widescreen Destruction Edition" and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal. I hate how Amazon suggests movies after you place something in your cart. icon-hotrod.gif

Btw, Gigan has made the 2011 Worst Toys list!

http://toysafety.org...ist_index.shtml

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Price: $22.99
Manufacturer or Distributor: Bandai
Purchased: Toys R US
Age Recommendation: ?4+?
Warnings: ?WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD ? Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.?

HAZARD: POTENTIAL FOR IMPACT AND PUNCTURE WOUND INJURIES!



W.A.T.C.H. OUT! This ?12[-inch] Classic Godzilla Figure?, referenced on the packaging as the character ?Gigan?, features rigid, pointed fins and wings, as well as sharp, dagger-like attachments on its arms. Such unforgiving, plastic protrusions present the potential for penetrating and impact injuries.


Wasn't that the "point"? icon-arcee.gif

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

QUOTE(Alpha Omega Trion Supreme @ Nov 18 2011, 05:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
and a Sci-Fi Double Feature that has "Them" and "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms". I"m a Harryhausen nut so Beast had my interest, plus my co-worker and I were *just* talking about "Them" only a day or two ago, so that sealed the deal.


I have that set! Beast is nothing special (other than Harryhausen's usual awesome movie magic) but Them is one of my favorite monster movies. Especially at the beginning, the mood that film sets is superb.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:50 AM

Godzilla Monster-arts photo reviews are starting to pop up

http://blog.livedoor...s/51785648.html

looks cool but so tiny

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:54 AM

Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10156814 still in stock as well if anyone wants

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 19 2011, 01:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, rather unfortunate, since it appears to be a bit smaller than the Ultra-Act figures.

That said, not like he's Revoltech Heisei Gamera tiny, still a nice size, not too big, but not too small.

Speaking of which, there's a product link at that Godzilla Monster Arts amazon.jp link that shows the Gamera 2 Heisei Revoltech. First I've seen pics of it. It comes with Legion bugs too.

http://www.amazon.co...2F51785648.html

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:02 AM

Any idea where I could get either some tiny plastic buildings or print papercraft ones for my Revoltechs to smash?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:02 PM

The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:14 AM

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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:46 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Nov 22 2011, 11:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Anybody ever do this?

I was trying to get "Battle in Outer Space" out of the DVD case today, but it was stuck on teh ring really tight. I gently tried to get it out while pressing on the ring and SNAP. Disk broke clean in two.

NEVER had that happen to me before. It sucked.

Bought another set of "Icons of Sci-Fi: Toho Collection" off Amazon; which sucks, because my copies of "Mothra" and "H-Man" are fine.

BAH! At least it was only $13 bucks for another copy, but I can't believe I did that...

Never had it happen, but I'm overly careful with those things.

Some companies loved to be a pain in the ass with their discs.


Early copies of "Command & Conquer: The First Decade" had the two disks in the set stuffed onto a spindle big enough for six.

The only way to get either of the disks out from off that thing was to flex them, leading to a situation in which my game disk was cracking to the point that entire sectors could no longer be read.

I had to shell out another $20 to get a new copy of the game.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

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The Gigan figure from the recent Godzilla toy line has just been named as one of the 10 most dangerous toys of 2011.

The page with the list is up, but the individual pages noting why they're deemed dangerous don't seem to be working.


Bandwidth limit exceeded. Haven't seen THAT in a while. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 24 November 2011 - 02:17 AM



This is going to be so expensive.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Better pic:



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That is really fracking nice. I'm not a fan of Heisei generally, but this is going to be hard to pass up.

Edited by Alpha Omega Trion Supreme, 25 November 2011 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:58 AM

The neck joints are really well hidden, if I'm seeing them correctly.

Also nice that all three seem to be in general scale with each other.



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