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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 Walky

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

Revealed at TOYFAIR... and your local toystores a month ago...

>_> don't know if I should get my hopes up for something we don't know about or not.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Woohoo! I can't wait to experience brands across multiple platforms!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

How much of the event allows photography vs. not?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:40 AM


Usually pretty much everythign is shown publicly with pics.

Been waiting for this press release to start toy fair running.

Wish it was more interesting. Beast Hunters are super old news and Contructibots are a good idea executed in the most derivitive and boring way imaginable to me. No interest there.

Not too disapointed that the press release is a snore. I'm fairly sure there will be some new BH stuff and fairly hopefull there'll be some new Generations stuff to see this weekend. (Comic packs I hope. I wonder what the chances of a 3rd wave of Data Disks are?)


-ZacWilliam, I wonder if the Blizzard about to obliterate us here on the East Coast will get in the way of Hasbro toy fair coverage. I've really been dieing to see new stuff.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

Doesn't Hasbro hold onto most of the really juicy reveals until BotCon?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

Man, screw Transformers, I want that Kre-O Enterprise.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 7 2013, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, I wonder if the Blizzard about to obliterate us here on the East Coast will get in the way of Hasbro toy fair coverage. I've really been dieing to see new stuff.

I'm wondering as NY will likely have at least a foot of snow. I know I'm probably going to be buried in 2 feet. If all this happens I won't be able to provide coverage.

I'm hoping that they some how push it back to next weekend.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Feb 7 2013, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doesn't Hasbro hold onto most of the really juicy reveals until BotCon?


No.

Toy Fair is the place where they show all the big upcoming stuff to the Retail buyers to get the toys into stores. Not doing that to save reveals for "the fans" would be a terrible idea buisness wise.


-ZacWilliam, sure we se new stuff at Botcon that wasn't at toyfair but it's ussually stuff from much further down the line to the point that it wouldn't be available to show at Toy Fair yet.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Well then bring on the pics and news. (Please)
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 7 2013, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm hoping that they some how push it back to next weekend.

Hasbro has never delayed a Toy Fair event: Saturday afternoon's your only chance.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

Toy Fair starts on Sunday, yes?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 7 2013, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 7 2013, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
-ZacWilliam, I wonder if the Blizzard about to obliterate us here on the East Coast will get in the way of Hasbro toy fair coverage. I've really been dieing to see new stuff.

I'm wondering as NY will likely have at least a foot of snow. I know I'm probably going to be buried in 2 feet. If all this happens I won't be able to provide coverage.

I'm hoping that they some how push it back to next weekend.

Randy



Is there any way you can head into the city now? If you have to be snowed in a blizzard you might as well be snowed in Toy Fair. icon-arcee.gif

Joking, but this is a concern coverage wise.

Hasbro's official Transformers Facebook page has promised pics/coverage. I wonder if they have the official image packets of the reveals if they'd still post those even if the Blizzard closes Toy Fair.


-ZacWilliam, not sure what the proceedure/likelyhood of cancellation-rescheduling is. Ususally these things are big presentations and the venues well booked, I'm not sure if rescheduling is possible. Hopefully it will work out. (I wanna see new toys! icon-arcee.gif ) We'll see...
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

IT BEGINS

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Feb 7 2013, 10:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Usually pretty much everythign is shown publicly with pics.

Isn't the presentation supposed to be off-limits?
Someone normally takes pictures of it anyway, but it might be a thing that's not guaranteed.

QUOTE(BeltlineYYC @ Feb 7 2013, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doesn't Hasbro hold onto most of the really juicy reveals until BotCon?


We've gotten some pretty good reveals in the past. Generations Straxus/Darkmount comes to mind.
We also often see stuff on display that we've only gotten listings/blurry photos of before.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

I personally have never known Hasbro to delay an event, regardless of the weather, so honestly, if you can't make it in on Saturday afternoon, it's likely there won't be an alternative.

Personally, I feel worse for the Mommy Bloggers: their appointment's usually right before ours. At least we'll have a few hours to get shoveled out, since the snow's due to end in the metro NY area by 9 AM Saturday. We'll see!
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IT BEGINS


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Come on Beast Hunters Arcee.
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I was going to be there with Randy to cover this but with this snow coming in I don't know. I kinda need to make a decision tonight due to the hotel I booked.
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QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Feb 7 2013, 11:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
IT BEGINS


IN THE BACK OF YOUR PANTS


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