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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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#1501 Powered Convoy

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE(Galenraff @ Feb 25 2013, 12:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is the Platinum Edition stuff Hasbro? Or is it Japanese?

I'd like a shinier Grimlock and more paint on my Bruticus, but I'm not sure it's something I'd really want to pay a whole ton of money for.

Hasbro.

Buy the Japanese ones then, as the Platinum Edition might end up even more expensive if Omega Supreme is anything to go by. Combaticons are very detailed as is Grimlock (who will assuredly be shinier).

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

Well, the Japanese ones are already more than I want to spend, which is why I was hoping for a Hasbro release. If the Hasbro release is more than that, I'll probably be skipping it.

Are there pictures of the Combaticons? I can only find pics of Platinum Optimus and Omega, which are Energon toys and I'm not interested in those at all. icon-hotrod.gif Omega does at least look nicer than the original toy, I'll give it that much.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

No pics. I don't even know one way or another if the presentation showed them as it was discussed that the items color schemes weren't yet fully decided.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

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He'll have a red crotch.

Why are some people so obsessed with Grimlock's crotch?

It's bigger and redder than Big Red even.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 06:46 PM

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QUOTE(Smitty @ Feb 24 2013, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TheBruteSlayer @ Feb 24 2013, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He'll have a red crotch.

Why are some people so obsessed with Grimlock's crotch?

It's bigger and redder than Big Red even.

That's what he get for playing with the shop vac.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

When are the Wreckers supposed to come out? It's already February and no preorders yet.
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

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When are the Wreckers supposed to come out? It's already February and no preorders yet.

Spring was my understanding...

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:37 PM

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QUOTE(Exillion @ Feb 27 2013, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When are the Wreckers supposed to come out? It's already February and no preorders yet.

Spring was my understanding...


Well, as soon as they're up on HTS or BBTS or wherever, I'm buying a set.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:11 PM

It's your lucky day, WAR!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

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It's your lucky day, WAR!


I don't see any Wreckers preorders!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:42 PM

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It's your lucky day, WAR!


Kindly elaborate on this please. The only preorder I've seen is one on BBTS for Springer and Blitzwing...and I'm probably springing for that tomorrow.

Or tonight.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Hasbro and BBTS don't have preorders up for Ruination Team yet. What am I missing?
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Yeah, I'll accept the stupid ball on that, my brain latched on the quoted "Spring" part and filled in "Springer". Sorry.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

Well, technically Springer is a Wrecker.
 
 
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:19 AM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Feb 27 2013, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I'll accept the stupid ball on that, my brain latched on the quoted "Spring" part and filled in "Springer". Sorry.


Fair enough. Stuff like that happens to me all the time.
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:02 AM

Well I already preordered Spring awhile ago. Any updates on when Ruination set comes up?
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:29 AM

...or Metroplex for that matter?
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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:03 AM

If Metro isn't in the Fall for the Christmas buying season I'll be very surprised.

Toy that bit needs the holiday.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE(Exillion @ Mar 26 2013, 01:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well I already preordered Spring awhile ago. Any updates on when Ruination set comes up?


Well, they ARE the next wave. And since Hasbro has seemingly scaled back the volume of product this year compared to prior years, I'd not be surprised if he doesn't pop up in early summer (so probably pre-orders in the next month) with 30th braned stuff rolling in around September.

QUOTE(BlackMax @ Mar 26 2013, 02:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
...or Metroplex for that matter?

Metroplex will NOT be out before July. He's a "fall release", so most brick and mortar retailers won't even have him out until August (assuming some even carry him), so preorders probably won't roll out until June.