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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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#41 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:02 AM

I'd rather they learn how to distribute exclusive MPs first. I never saw the second Prime.

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:55 PM

QUOTE(Caldwin @ Apr 2 2013, 09:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I wish Toys R Us would do those retro reissues again. They never did get around to Grimlock. Man would I ever love to own a Grimlock.


Speaking of reissues, I feel like a moron that I did not grab a reissue Sidewipe. I need one now and in my memories are the piles of unsold Sideswipes at my local Kaybee's WWHHHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!???????

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

why is it called cheesecake

it's a PIE

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:00 AM

The name cheesepie sounded to odd I guess.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

Why do you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway?

Because logic offends the gods.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:25 PM

Which is more nightmare-fuel-ish? Lovecraftian horror or Faustian tragedy?
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:27 PM

Llamas EVERYWHERE.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:04 PM

Why is panhandling not illegal. Especially when the person begging has new shoes, clean hands and an Iphone.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:09 PM

"The customer is always right" was a slogan for a clothing store, was only meant to refer to fashion sense, and applies to essentially nothing. So why am I not allowed to punch people who yell at me like it's my fault that we don't have the one stupid item they're looking for?

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

As a person who deals with customer complaints every day I give you full permission to show them just how wrong they really are. I can't garuntee you keep you job but it will feel better.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

Mmmm, fried chicken.

 

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

I like Escargon's avatar. So many scantly clad women, so little time. Yeah, Daffy's liven the dream.
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#53 OrionPax44

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

I keep going down to my basement to grab more bots to do things with (scenes) and I realize I really need to stop playing with these guys and organize them and at least take pictures of them. My collection is a wreak ugh. time for some spring cleaning.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:32 PM

Just finished the 9th Doctor episodes. I'll probably start the 10th Doctor tomorrow. Been a heckuva show so far.
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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:05 AM

Why am I playing Eve online again?

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:23 AM

Why do all these marvel figures have horrible thigh joints? Why would you make both the ball joint and the thigh pivot? What is that even supposed to accomplish? Come on, people, this isn't new territory here!

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

Just finished watching Doctor Who episodes "The Impossible Planet" and "The Satan Pit." Long story short, the Doctor faces Satan.

Bloody thing's going to give me nightmares. Right. Off to bed!
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Posted 19 April 2013 - 09:26 PM

Is mayonnaise REALLY an instrument?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:11 AM

My mind is twisted by this. Would you go and take the rest of your family to Disney World the day after your terminally ill son's funeral. There are two reasons I can think of, one good , one irks me.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:42 PM

I have the urge to repaint a Transformer but have no skills. Plus I'd have to find another Ripclaw.




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