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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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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:00 PM

Anymore than a short season and I think it would have been too prolonged.

 

This whole Jerome and his twin thing is a bit ridiculous.

 

As is anything from Barbara past the start of season 3.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:26 PM

I'm bummed that the show won't be continuing as is (I had no idea about the ratings), but it's nice that they've been given this time to wrap things up.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

Honestly, I feel it's kinda jumped the shark a bit this season.

The whole thing with Ed and Leslie, introducing Jeremiah because they'd written themselves into a corner with Jerome, apparently doing The Killing Joke with Cat. It all just feels like they're running out of ideas.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:39 PM

I'm gonna go to my grave not understanding why Jerome couldn't have just been Joker.

 

If they never wanted to have Joker on the show, I'd get it. If they didn't have enough access to that actor, I'd get it. But this feels like the weirdest choice of both worlds.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:59 PM

They didn't want the character to be introduced right away and found that the actor was so good as the joker that how could they not. That and it's lazy to have the Joker but not have him the The Joker.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:16 PM

If this show ends with Bruce becoming Batman, would this be the first time a story had Bruce first become Batman in his teen years instead of after having fully reached adulthood? (David Mazouz is currently Age 17)


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 07:26 PM

It'd be the first time I've heard of it happening. Although there has been speculation of a timeskip, following whatever the events of the season finale are.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

Yeah, it really does feel like they're reaching the "climax point" where they either have to nut up and give us Batman...or they're going to start loosing audience and repeat the mess Smallville ended up being in dragging the narrative well beyond that point.  I'm a little surprised to hear the shortened season, but if they wrap things up well enough, I'll roll with it.  Still think we could have had another season with Bruce actually folding into his roll, but with a time skip?  They might be able to swing it.

 

I will say that I've largely enjoyed the series since season 3.  The first couple seasons seemed hampered by "lamp shading" every major Batman character and villain they could, almost to the point of distraction.  Since season 3?  They really seemed to embrace a sense of "crazy" that has greatly helped this series stand on its own (for good or ill).  While the reluctance to naming the Valenskas as "Joker" is a bit annoying, I can't deny they picked a HELL of an actor, who's managed to do not one but TWO fantastic interpretations of The Joker (and huge props to the costume department for 89 Joker callbacks to go with the script's "artist" callbacks).



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:17 PM

Semi-related: Producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon got a 10 episode order from the channel EPIX for a new Batman prequel called "Pennyworth".

http://variety.com/2...rth-1202812429/

 

It will NOT be a Gotham spin-off or prequel, supposedly.



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Posted 22 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

They didn't want the character to be introduced right away and found that the actor was so good as the joker that how could they not. That and it's lazy to have the Joker but not have him the The Joker.


I read about this after this post.

Joker was off limits due to the films. So they couldn't call someone that or even give a person green hair.

Seems another DC show limited to what they could do by other unrelated media.

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:37 AM

 

They didn't want the character to be introduced right away and found that the actor was so good as the joker that how could they not. That and it's lazy to have the Joker but not have him the The Joker.


I read about this after this post.

Joker was off limits due to the films. So they couldn't call someone that or even give a person green hair.

Seems another DC show limited to what they could do by other unrelated media.

 

 

That seems to have been the rule for a long while now. It's a stupid rule, too. Do DC and Warner Brothers think that their audience is so stupid that they can't tell the difference between one portrayal of a character or another?


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Posted 23 May 2018 - 11:27 AM

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:42 PM

The final season has begun.


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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 23 February 2019 - 08:20 PM

I wonder how many more “not joker” origins we’re gonna get..

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

I'm gonna go to my grave not understanding why Jerome couldn't have just been Joker.

 

If they never wanted to have Joker on the show, I'd get it. If they didn't have enough access to that actor, I'd get it. But this feels like the weirdest choice of both worlds.

 

Having cuaght up on the show, minus the current and final season: I thought this was a reference to the Multiple Joker theory. Where there are three canonical Jokers, that are similar but completely different in how  they do things. Basically the Over-the-top evil clown, the "Serious" mob boss, and the complete anarchist. Gotham gives us two Jokers that kinda follow that ideal. Jerome and Jeremiah are both essentially Joker, but complete different yet valid takes on how the Joker can be.

 

My only issue is the use of 'Jeremiah' just because of Batman already has a long standing antagonist by that name, Jeremiah Arkham/Black Mask. While they're not beholden to any characters of continuity, it just still feels odd. Like creating a character named Jarvis who has absolutely nothing to do with the Mad Hatter.


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

My only issue is the use of 'Jeremiah' just because of Batman already has a long standing antagonist by that name, Jeremiah Arkham/Black Mask. While they're not beholden to any characters of continuity, it just still feels odd. Like creating a character named Jarvis who has absolutely nothing to do with the Mad Hatter.

Well, Batman fiction has already had two notable guys named 'Harvey' (Dent and Bullock), and at least Jeremiah has his own last name of 'Valeska' to distinguish himself from Black Mask.


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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 26 February 2019 - 08:54 AM

One thing to remember is that Warner Bros will not let Gotham use the name Joker in the the show.  This choice goes so far that Jerome can't have green hair, though in this case they have cheated a bit and given him really dark green hair and had his scenes with said hair color in areas with dark lighting to obfuscate that a bit.

 

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I don't think we have heard the reason why for this rule, but it may be tied to the two Joker movies coming out.  This is a damn shame, since Cameron Monaghan has done a such great job with both versions of the character.

 

Been really enjoying this last season.  The arcs are pretty tight thanks to the reduced episode count, and we are seeing the final pieces fall into place.



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:13 AM

This is a rule that DC has had for years.  Extending back to Justice League Unlimited not being able to use any Batman characters except for Batman due to "The Batman" cartoon.

 

Might even extend further, as The New Adventures of Batman / Gotham Knights ended to make way for Batman Beyond.


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:15 AM

But that's just speculation on my part, as it's not like they had separate creative teams (as far as I know).


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Posted 26 February 2019 - 11:29 AM

This is a rule that DC has had for years.  Extending back to Justice League Unlimited not being able to use any Batman characters except for Batman due to "The Batman" cartoon.

 

Might even extend further, as The New Adventures of Batman / Gotham Knights ended to make way for Batman Beyond.

 

 

But that's just speculation on my part, as it's not like they had separate creative teams (as far as I know).

 

The Bat-Embargo began around the time of Justice League Unlimited, and unfortunately didn't extend to just Batman - Aquaman potentially getting his own show forced him to be dropped from the series, and ended up changing Black Manta into Devil Ray.

 

As far as Gotham Knights being forced to end in order to make Batman Beyond...I don't think so. Kids WB definitely wanted a series that was focused on a young Batman, but I think it was the decision of the production team to end the latter show before starting work on the former.


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