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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  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.


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#1 Dake

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

Amazon's got the deal and it's a good one! I've been waiting for this to go on sale. As much as I love the shuttle, I was not a fan of the changes they made to make it a playset (such as non-retractable landing gear). That being said, 35 bucks with free shipping is hard to beat and I snagged one quick.

Unfortunately, this is the first Star Wars toy I've bought in months now - and unless those Republic Artillery cannons finally appear (never seen one in the wild - though Amazon has them for 30 bucks) it's likely to be the last. I couldn't even bring myself to buy the new Target Tauntaun.


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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:54 AM

I did find the new Walmart pair of mini-rigs yesterday, which was a surprise. Didn't even remember that they were coming out, much less that they'd been released. Spotted the Vintage wave with the SDCC guys, too.

I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

(Still no Chewbacca. Maddening.)
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(SwiftEagle @ Dec 5 2011, 11:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I saw the artillery cannon once, but it was at TRU and I held off to find it cheaper elsewhere. MORE FOOL I.

I'm convinced it has to show up eventually. I think it's in the case with the Mandalorian Gunship so... we'll see I guess.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:27 PM

I believe both the Gunship and the Canon will ship into the new year.

I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

Edited by Nanite, 06 December 2011 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

About Taun-Tauns: the set with Han and a Rebel trooper is a better deal than the standalone Taun-Taun.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:36 PM

Yes it is. But sadly, some are compelled to get both Han's and Luke's.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:50 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Dec 6 2011, 12:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may need some help finding the Y-Wing Scout minirig? It disappeared fast, and isn't scheduled to ship again.

I've seen it once only and snagged it then. Maybe they'll show up in greater numbers as old stock is cleared out too.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

Looks like the UK Toy Fair spilled the beans on Hasbro's next big vehicle - the MTT.



This is quite the gamble on their part. I know there has been a collector clamor for this ever since TPM first came out, but it still seems surprising they went for it. I have to say I doubt I'll spring full price for it myself. It's neat, but not that neat... I'm more excited for the Avengers helicarrier honestly.
 
 
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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

Twenty droids?! I'm... sorely tempted.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mode.

This does possibly explain why the new sculpt, collapsible battle droids are significantly shorter though. Just think, you'll be able to fill it up with regular droids for only an additional 150 bucks or so!

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#12 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:01 PM

What? Laaame.

"Battle-ready" implies they're all full figures to me, but...

Edited by Esser-Z, 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:02 PM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jan 25 2012, 02:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Hora Hora @ Jan 24 2012, 10:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wait

twenty

it has twenty droids in it?!

Supposedly it's a bait and switch. Only four are regular droids and the remaining sixteen are molded in the storage mold.


Oh to hell with that then.

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#14 Esser-Z

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:04 PM

I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 11:14 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Jan 24 2012, 11:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd be seriously tempted to buy it if does come with 20 droid figures. Instant army my other toys could fight, with vehicle! That just tickles the kid in me.

If it doesn't, though, I'll definitely not be interested.


Yeah, I'd be more surprised if it did come with all those figs though. I assume this is going to be a hundred bucks at least already, and that many figures would easily add another fifty to seventy five or so.

The shame is, it's not like a Rebel Transport or something that can double as a carrying case. This can only store a bunch of one type of figure.

 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

Yakface.com is reporting this will likely be a Target Exclusive, DPCI is 087-06-0846 and a price of 129.99. Well, at least we know it will go on sale - if this was a TRU exclusive it would have cost thirty dollars more AND been on shelves for five years.
 
 
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

I kinda want that MTT, I always thought was such a cool looking vehicle.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:26 AM

Yeah, the MTT is a really cool vehicle design. And like I said, if it really does come with a pre-assembled army... well. I always want generics for my robots to fight...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:29 AM

I have no idea who Shae Vizla is (well, other than deducing she's an ancestor of the Pre Vizla), but that proto they showed of her looks pretty cool.

I don't think I need another Nikto or Force Unleashed guy though.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

Do you think Hasbro will ever make a new X-Wing toy (to scale with the figures, of course)? How many more years can they milk that old mold?



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