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@  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?

@  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.


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#21 NightViper

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 10:49 AM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 09:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I fail at Doctor Who blind bags. I went through all the ones at the local Hastings (they now have the bags for $4 each) and was sure I'd gotten some Daleks. Instead, I got the Doctor, a Silent, and THREE Amy Ponds (all the common version). Since I already had a Doctor and an Amy from an Amazon purchase, not exactly the result I was hoping for.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:06 AM









SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?

SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK?!

I LAUGH AT SPECIAL WEAPONS DALEK!


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Posted 15 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy. I think I was mistaking Amy's hair for a Dalek torso.

Tempted to try popping off the face of one of my astronauts and sculpting a female one for River.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:19 PM

I thought about asking my family to hook me up with the Target Black Friday sale of the Scorpion Pyramid for $65, but then I realised that it can be had for $72 on Amazon right now, which is about the same price as Target after tax - only w/o hassling my family to get up and brave the horde.

So there's an option for those of you who can't or don't want to go out early on Black Friday.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Dvandom @ Nov 15 2011, 11:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Someone probably beat me to the Dalek(s) in the case, then, since nothing stood out as being obviously beefy.


That's what happened the first time I found a case of series 1 (at Fan-Expo in Toronto). All of the Daleks were gone, but I didn't know that. So I spent all that time looking for the largest pieces in the bags. I ended up with a few Doctors, an Angel, an a couple of the lizards. After that case sold out, they set out a fresh case. I picked up a bag and...it was a Dalek. There was absolutely no confusing it with any of the others.

Kinda makes you feel a bit foolish when you do finally come across one.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 01:43 PM

Like NightViper said, there's no mistaking a Dalek once you've found one. The large solid "skirt" bit with the rows of bumps is a dead giveaway.

One advantage of these figures being Lego style is that you can mix and match the parts if you get multiples. For example, put a Rory head on a Roman Auton's body and you've got a cheap alternative to the Rory chase figure.

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Posted 15 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Put Rory's head on Amy's body and you have an "Experimentation Phase" Rory variant!

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:31 AM

Just found out Lego Universe is ending in two months (I'm behind apparently). That's a shame. The free area was really fun. (And apparently was quite popular) but apparently not enough of those people felt like going on to the full pay experience. Which is understandable.

Me and my son really loved the free area but a monthly fee was just a bit too much to ask for a Lego RPG. Still surprised they're right out shutting it down rather than try a transaction free to play format or something. I'm a little sorry to see it go as I always hopped to play it some more somewhere down the line.

Ah well


-ZacWilliam, giving it its own Lego toy imprint and kits maybe sold with free game hours might have helped them...

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:04 AM

Picked up the Alien Abduction set. Love the abduction gimmick it has. Amazingly clever use of rubber parts.

I also have the jet copter and amazingly awesome big mobile HQ put away for Christmas. Can't wait to build the HQ vehicle. It looks like one of the best sets I've seen in a long time.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yeah, amongst a bunch of other sets, I've got Alien Conquest HQ and its predecessor, Agents Mission 6 Command Centre waiting for when I get home. Definitely looking forward to assembling those monsters. It's going to be a Lego-overload.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 11:16 AM

hugging awesome!

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#32 Esser-Z

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 12:20 PM

Those're pretty cool. I'm mostly interested in the Joker because he has PURPLE. GLORIOUS PURPLE.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:48 PM

The think I don't get is Batman's cape, or lack there of. They could have used the wings from the Bionicle Phantoka sets and made something 10 time better.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Nov 26 2011, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So, browsing leaked 2012 set information, one set name jumped out at me. Hulk Helicarrier Breakout. LEGO HELICARRIER. That name better be correct. That could very well be super awesome.


I'd say chances are good it's not the whole helicarrier. Likely it's just whatever cell Banner is kept in on the carrier, with smash away doors.


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Posted 26 November 2011 - 09:29 PM

Well, I'd not expect a full, minifig scale one. But a big flying carrier of some kind would be awesome.

You're probably right, though. icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:52 AM

It's priced below the Quinjet chase set. But that price is also $99 and well enough for a base or large vehicle.

So it might turn out kind of super deformed but be a well enough approximation.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:45 PM

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:48 PM

They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

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They're not going to use their awesome mini-action-figures for this? That kinda sucks.

Ah well, I don't really like Power Rangers anyways, more money for Starcraft.





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