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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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#6581 Paladin

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:07 PM


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:08 AM

Dan Olson's Bad New Year's Eve Idea:
 


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:23 AM

Oh, hey, that's the Folding Ideas guy *follows*


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:40 AM

Continued:

 

It's like a Neil Breen or Tommy Wiseau film: unintentionally autobiographical because the author lacks the skill to write outside their own perception, outside their own voice.https://t.co/clK7hZBuNy

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

I guess part of this I should contextualize that back in 2011/2012 I spent a lot of time on the TGWTG forums trying to explain that bad copyright laws like SOPA and flawed systems like Content ID weren't created "to target reviewers"

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Doug's whole "where's the fair use?" hashtag took off after they had to deal with a rash of fraudulent copyright claims that resulted in a channel strike, and it's worth noting that people lying about holding copyright in order to harass you is not, in fact, a fair use issue.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Also "what if every woman in the movie is attracted to me, the hero?" is, incidentally, a common element across Breen, Wiseau, and Walker.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Anyway, that was a weird and slightly unsettling half hour trip.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

Okay, that one I will dispute - no woman is attracted to Doug in the movie. But that's because sexuality is either played for bad jokes... or everyone's too misanthropic to be attracted to each other.

— Linkara (@Linkara19) January 1, 2019

Maybe I misheard the dialogue because I was still screaming about the contrast being cranked so high that Doug's suit turned into a solid field of black, but we all got the impression that Lindsay's intro is very much she flirts with Doug and the joke is he's oblivious.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

and that was pretty much the point we bailed out.

— Dan Olson (@FoldableHuman) January 1, 2019

I'd love to see him do a Folding Ideas on it but that's unlikely given his friendship with Lindsay, he probably wouldn't want to bring up something so personally bad to her, and also he doesn't deserve to sit through that movie more times to prep the episode.


Edited by Detour, 01 January 2019 - 04:07 AM.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:10 AM


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 08:48 AM

The two Gundamcember's have both been disappointing. Just this weird mix of half facts, bias and lack of optimism. It was hard to sit through him doing "0083 was my first Gundam and here's why it's so great!"



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 03:43 PM


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:23 AM

 

Y'know, I'd never seen this guy's videos before this, but I've been in a big anime mood lately, so I checked out a few.

And I don't know if it's him I find annoying, or if I'm just completely over the NC house-style of reviewing (synopsis, joke, synopsis, movie clip, pedantic arguing with whatever was said in the clip, synopsis, self-referential joke, synopsis, yell about something). But at least one of those two things is true.


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I did a new video thing:
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 01:37 AM

I liked him when he just dished it out on schlocky anime but lately he's more about overanalyzing the merits and oeuvre of titninja animu makers so I haven't watched him in months...


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:23 AM

I did like his review of Big Guy and Rusty. You could tell that he loved the show and was having fun with it.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:53 AM

He has done that the thing lately where a reviewer starts to think they're deeper than they are and it makes watching boring. I still haven't finished watching his review of Wolf's Rain because he now basically does these really weird reviews where he wants to go in depth...but avoid spoilers.

 

For a guy whose shtick was 'No modern anime so we can instead look at overlooked stuff', he's at the point where it now seems to be a lot of looks at recent stuff he wants to gush about. And the gushy episodes thus make it really awkward when he looks at something like Swat Kats and does the Doug Walker 'I have no nostalgia for this so it's crap.' The Big Guy and Rusty episode was mentioned and there he's tripping over himself to insist on layers of subtext. Same with 0083.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:04 PM


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Posted 13 January 2019 - 10:59 AM

Been trying to get into the work of Tony Goldmark/Some Jerk With A Camera. I didn't expect to get much out of it given I don't really do theme parks but his stuff is actually pretty good. However, have 3 issues.

 

1. A lot of his stuff exists from a time when he was picked up by Channel Awesome. And it is really awkward how often he praises that and Doug across his videos given how things now stand. In particular, his BTTF 3 parter has a running joke about Doug being his abusive boss...yikes.

 

2. Sometimes the skits run a bit too long. In particular, one video has half it's run time given over to him having a breakdown upon discovering Disney mascots are just humans in costumes. Like it could have been a fun joke but he just keeps going and going with it.

 

3. One Movie Later. I dropped Brad over who he sided with on Change the Channel so been looking for a new vlog movie review series. The premise is good (Tony talks about what he's expecting a movie to be like, then expects about what he actually got). The problem is he involves at least 6 people in every episode and that gets pretty awkward. People hogging the conversation, people staring daggers at one another...again, yikes.



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 05:00 PM


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 10:32 AM

In reviewerverse-adjacent news...

 

Largerly-disgraced and mostly-unemployed former sitcom writer Grimmasse Limeham  La Glindaman Gammon Lintfan Graham Linehan has been on the forefront of a movement to pull funding from the organisation Mermaids which provides support and resources to trans kids and their families in the UK. 

 

Hbomberguy witnessed that situation unfold and was taken by a great and powerful surge of spite and decided to start a stream on Twitch to raise some money to support the charity. The subject of the stream? Donkey Kong 64. The stream will not end until the rare and coveted 101% completion is achieved. He does take breaks to sleep, but the stream continues with assorted guests providing chat and shenanigans.

 

Now, this all sounds pretty nice and wholesome as an endeavor. What you may not have guessed if this is your first time hearing of this that this stream has been going on for 42 hours and counting and featured surprise guests including (among others) Lindsay Ellis, Jim Sterling, Natalie Wynn, Dan Olson, Laura Kate Dale, the sound designer for DK64, Donkey Kong voice actor Grant Kirkhope, and also Chelsea Manning (specifically to help out with the Beaver Bother minigame). 

 

Oh, and they've raised $162069 so far.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:28 PM

Holy crap I thought this ended some time last night.

Over 180 grand now.

 

Man The IT Crowd was my religion, now I can't bring myself to watch it anymore.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

I think he followed me briefly on Twitter when I was an early anti-Brexit voice.

 

Then dumped me when it was clear I'm pro-transgender.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:21 PM

As I am writing this, the stream is at hour 50, the donations have reached 210000, and Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has called in to speak about civil rights (and the Nintendo 64). 


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

Niiiiiice.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:18 PM

I'm hoping some of Linehan's old collaborators come on to give support, that'd be the thing that makes this even greater.

 

Also #thanksgraham went trending for a while yesterday.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 




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