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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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#1961 Powered Convoy

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 11:00 PM

They had two of each character except for Kaz. There was only one of him.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Shoot! Manchester, I assume?


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:01 PM

Shoot! Manchester, I assume?

 

Yup.  Same time I picked up Magnus & Shockers.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

Meanwhile, East Windsor hasn't put out anything new, and the department manager says it could be two weeks before they reset the shelves.

 

I NEED MY JURASSIC WORLD DINOS


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 06:52 PM


Well that's depressing. East Windsor is a lot closer a run for me than Manchester.

-ZacWilliam, I mean it's like 15 minutes versus 30min so it's not a big deal I guess...
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:12 AM

Manchester is about 45 - 50 from me.  We were in town to try a specific food place.

 

Haven't gotten around to opening Torra, due to other new figures.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:23 PM

Sure, but how was the food place?
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:45 PM

Sure, but how was the food place?

 

We went to Cheek's Chicken & Waffles.

 

The food was actually quite good for what it was.

 

The place inside is pretty terrible without any heat.  But good chicken.  :D


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#1969 SwiftEagle

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

Maybe we'll check it out one of these days. Thanks!

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:10 PM

Walmart put out some of the Galaxy of Adventure figures on clearance.  Worth noting that the store got these BEFORE Christmas, but didn't get them out until the last week.

 

I REALLY dig the design of the packaging.  It's novel, vibrant, and a really nice change from the usual blister packaging.  If it weren't more expensive than the average figure, I'd really dig the assortment.  As is, these first couple of assortments will basically a good chunk of the classic core characters on shelves at the same time.

 

The frustrating thing is...Hasbro and Disney should have had this sort of product readily available for the last few years, in conjunction to the movie stuff.



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:33 PM

Found wave 1 of Resistance figures at Walmart yesterday. Bought Torra Doza.


Finally got there today. They had one of each Kaz, Synara and the 3 First Order guys. No Tora left. I snagged Kaz and Synara.

-ZacWilliam, was tempted by Pyre and the Red Baron but was good because I was also buying Mega Blox Man at Arms and Evilyn and some Botbot singles.
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#1972 SwiftEagle

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

That's probably my fault, sorry -- I picked up one of each on Thursday.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 09:08 AM

Batteries arrived this week. Charged them, put them in Artoo and..he doesn't work.

 

At start up he's supposed to move forward an inch, rotate the dome, whistle and turn lights on. Mine moves forward, doesn't rotate, makes the noise and then achieves a red light.

 

The kinda good thing is apparently this is a problem a lot of people are having. The publisher isn't being too helpful but seem to believe it's the board I mentioned, the one which must not be statically charged in anyway.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:53 AM

Yeesh. The only thing you've convinced me of, is you're a glutton for punishment. :D


 
 
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:03 PM

Given the week I've had, which includes smacking my head on metal pipes several times, that's not exactly wrong.

 

Hopefully I still qualify for free issue replacements. I do think it's bad that DeAgostini are being so hands off with this. A build like this invites user error but when a bunch of us are having the same problem you think it'd be easier to diagnose. You can't put out a collection like this over an extended period and then do nothing if this is a consistent end result.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:18 PM

As shitty as it is, it's definitely encouraging that the problems not unique to yours. Hope they come good.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 11:18 PM

Well in other news - I found the entire wave of Resistance figures at Target today, and they refused to sell them to me because they have an on sale date of the 15th. :angry So stupid. 


 
 
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 12:52 AM

https://www.entertai...f-12/hsc3735doz

Just in time for Valentine's Day and still overpriced
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Posted 05 February 2019 - 01:03 AM

https://www.entertai...f-12/hsc3735doz

Just in time for Valentine's Day and still overpriced

 

The fact that they're even *joking* about people buying a dozen figures at a time speaks volumes about how much overstock they must be sitting on. 



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Posted 05 February 2019 - 08:03 AM

https://www.entertai...f-12/hsc3735doz

Just in time for Valentine's Day and still overpriced

 

Can I sue as I had this idea almost a year ago?  :D

 

 

I don't get the hate for her, as I think she's a pretty good character, but she's undeniably a peg warmer.  As is her sister (who I am surprised, pleasantly so, got a figure).

 

I've joked that I'm going to get my girlfriend a dozen roses, that it will be a dozen Rose Tico toys.  :)


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