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@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?


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The Kaiju Thread - From Godzilla to the Pacific Rim

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#1721 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 07:47 AM

I think the beast d4signs and concepts have been the best parts of this film. Although having Mechagodzilla be just nanometal after having already lost was... disappointing. Godzilla Earth as Nature's Fury was cool. Plus he looks good.

Ghidorah as sime kind of Cthullian interdimensional Elder God type beast was pretty good.

My two complaints are Virtually everybody who 'escaped' from Earth at the beginning of the first film dies horribly. With Ghidorah annihilating the ship and all aboard in his first act.

The whole 'humanity will inevitably rebuild and evolve technologically, only to be killed again'. I was getting Mass Effect 3 flashbacks to their whole 'organics build synthetics that will ALWAYS kill them. This is inevitable'.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:10 AM

So, sounding like a rehash of Blue Gender, where the moral is, "Technology bad, it makes monsters, everyone should regress to stone age and be happy.  And shame on you for liking mecha."

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:17 AM

That about sums it up, yeah.

Also, alledgedly, Toho gave this set of films strict limitations on how much of the monsters they could use, and how they really restricted the monster battles. I don't if this is true, or where to find the specific info. So take that with a grain of salt.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 07:43 AM

well, these are new.

 

 

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 11:09 AM

That Ghidorah is three kinds of awesome!


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:36 AM

Neca showing off their new Godzilla figs.

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Now we just need a Ghidorah...

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 01:42 PM

EEEEEEEEEEE!

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 03:40 PM

Looks like you have a tag-along link there, Fwiff.


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Posted 16 February 2019 - 06:03 PM

Thats what I get for free image hosting.

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:36 PM

Necas 65 KKvsG Goji may be their best figure yet. I have him here alongside his 90s big brother which was their first Godzilla figure, and the joints and posability are so much better.

But that will never change the fact that the design looks doofy, lol!

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:02 PM


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:32 AM

OMG GUIS ITS HAPPENING






(Actually its an April Fools but an amazing one)

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 08:07 AM

Speaking of Jet Jaguar, this is apparently also a thing thats happening today as it showed up in my inbox:
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Posted 01 April 2019 - 02:24 PM

Guess the Netflix Ultraman just...ignores everything that happened after Ultraman.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, i know i'm technically double posting as i said this in the anime thread, but...

Netflix Ultraman series dropped today and its really good.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:02 PM

Im about 5 episodes in to it and Im really enjoying it.

Im not super up on Ultraman lore but Ive watched the entirety of Ultraman and Ultraseven, as well as several of the newer shows, and Im catching lots of references, as well as others I feel like I should get but am missing.

Stylistically, it seems to take a bit more after Ultraseven than is namesake, with the hero remaining human size but constantly battling a bunch of aliens (several of whom are instantly recognizable classics). The animation in any part that isnt an action sequence has a low frame rate that makes it a pain to watch, and the dub job is average - but remarkably both these issues utterly disappear when a fight happens, and it feels a lot more like a very complete and very fun show.

Im definitely finishing this one!

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 05:47 AM

Its an adaptation of an Ultraman manga that is a direct sequel to the original, so it bypasses a lot of new comer lore issues by not needed you to seen any of the shows, short of knowing original Ultraman.

A lot of the references go over my head since i do only know of Ultraman, only ever having seen reviews or read up on the franchise. But this is definitely a good show, though i do agree that the non action framerste feels off and not all the dub voices are good.

I hope they make more of this, because these 13 episodes are a great start.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:07 AM

The series was great. I nerded the hell out when Ultraseven showed up. Hoping for more!

Its an 8/10 because I had to dock it a point for Ultraman never going giant.

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 05:41 PM

In cae anyone doesn't know already, the manga has been licensed in English for a while and volume 12 is coming out in a few months.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 06:25 PM

Was disappointed to find no Godzilla toys at Walmart but found good deals in the movies instead! Buy one of these Kaiju or Disaster films in swanky packaging to get $8 off Godzilla: King of the Monsters Tickets. I grabbed The Meg, but if youre missing them, its a good time to get Rampage, Ready Player One, Kong Skull Island, Pacific Rim or the 2014 Godzilla.

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