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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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#1 Undead Scottsman

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:01 AM

Disney's Marvel and Netflix Join Forces to Develop Historic Four Series Epic plus a Mini-Series Event Based on Renowned Marvel Characters

Landmark Deal Brings Marvel’s Flawed Heroes of Hell’s Kitchen, led by "Daredevil," to the World’s Leading Internet TV Network in 2015
 

Burbank, Calif. - Nov 7, 2013—The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) today announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV Network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a mini-series programming event.

Led by a series focused on "Daredevil," followed by "Jessica Jones," "Iron Fist" and "Luke Cage," the epic will unfold over multiple years of original programming, taking Netflix members deep into the gritty world of heroes and villains of Hell's Kitchen, New York.  Netflix has committed to a minimum of four, thirteen episodes series and a culminating Marvel's "The Defenders" mini-series event that reimagines a dream team of self-sacrificing, heroic characters.

Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, this groundbreaking deal is Marvel’s most ambitious foray yet into live-action TV storytelling.

"This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel's brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty," said Alan Fine, President of Marvel Entertainment. "This serialized epic expands the narrative possibilities of on-demand television and gives fans the flexibility to immerse themselves how and when they want in what's sure to be a thrilling and engaging adventure."


"Marvel’s movies, such as 'Iron Man' and 'Marvel’s The Avengers,' are huge favorites on our service around the world. Like Disney, Marvel is a known and loved brand that travels," said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos. "With 'House of Cards' and our other original series, we have pioneered new approaches to storytelling and to global distribution and we're thrilled to be working with Disney and Marvel to take our brand of television to new levels with a creative project of this magnitude."

This new original TV deal follows last year's landmark movie distribution deal through which, beginning with 2016 theatrically released feature films, Netflix will be the exclusive U.S. subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios, including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm.  Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC TV and Disney Channel films and shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.


About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $42.3 billion in its Fiscal Year 2012.


About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with over 40 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Source: http://marvel.com/ne...ni-series_event

 

Not sure why they're using the "Defenders" name instead of "Heroes for Hire" or even "New Avengers" but it's still pretty awesome.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:02 AM

This, my freinds, is literally everything I have been asking for. Daredevil. Alias. Heroes for Hire. Defender. On Netflix. Is it my birthday?!?!


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:31 AM

Along with the Disney deal in general, this is Netflix firmly planting their flag and daring Amazon Prime to show up.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

This, my freinds, is literally everything I have been asking for. Daredevil. Alias. Heroes for Hire. Defender. On Netflix. Is it my birthday?!?!

 

I don't know why Marvel didn't go this route for their ABC series? Go with limited series. Low risk, high reward. Also, it's so much easier to do street level heroes. With Agents of SHIELD we expect so much more. 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

 

This, my freinds, is literally everything I have been asking for. Daredevil. Alias. Heroes for Hire. Defender. On Netflix. Is it my birthday?!?!

 

I don't know why Marvel didn't go this route for their ABC series? Go with limited series. Low risk, high reward. Also, it's so much easier to do street level heroes. With Agents of SHIELD we expect so much more. 

 

Meh, I'm glad they didn't. Screw network television, it's too safe.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:38 AM

...who the heck is Jessica Jones?



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:42 AM

Meh, I'm glad they didn't. Screw network television, it's too safe.

 

 

If you don't think they're still going to go safe on Netflix I think you're in for a disappointment. They've got a brand to protect and they're probably not going to break the "PG-13-ish" barrier they've created. Then again, we could just wait and find out. Casting for this is going to be crazy.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:46 AM

...who the heck is Jessica Jones?

 

Star of the book Alias. Seek it out and read that sucker, it's truly amazing.

 

Meh, I'm glad they didn't. Screw network television, it's too safe.

 

 

If you don't think they're still going to go safe on Netflix I think you're in for a disappointment. They've got a brand to protect and they're probably not going to break the "PG-13-ish" barrier they've created. Then again, we could just wait and find out. Casting for this is going to be crazy.

 

 

I'm not talking about simple garbage like "PG-13ish". I'm not asking for buckets of blood or violence beyond reason. That's not at all what I'm talking about.

Shield is safe in that it takes ZERO risks with the characters. Everything is super sanitized and broken down to its most simple premise in that show. There is no nuance at all unlike what we see in the films. It's very ABC Network Television.

Stepping away from ABC is nothing but a good thing as they won't be held to that kind of nonsense.

All a moot point anyway BECAUSE I'M GETTING WHAT I WANT MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

On the one hand cool news. More Marvel, and more Marvel building to a shared Universe (even one not connected to the Movie-verse) is a very cool thing.

 

On the other hand I've never had much interest in any of these characters. Ok, Jessica Jones is kinda cool in her Jem-esque 1980s Jewel persona, but other than that they're kinda characters that have always bored me.

 

I'll still check em out of course.

 

 

-ZavWilliam, It makes sense for them to use the Defenders name, because it's a stronger heroic name and reminiscent of "Avengers" but at the same time it makes me just a little sad as I'm fond of the classic Comic style Defenders which these guys really aren't.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

The Defenders were never a set team, they are just whoever happens to team up on that day.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

*yawn*

 

Ironbite-Call me when Deadpool reverts back to..,.,wait.  Defenders?  DARKHAWK!?


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:53 AM

I'll look into this 'Alias' business. I've heard of the book... I guess with the other Alias show being a thing, they can't call this that.

 

 

The Defenders were never a set team, they are just whoever happens to team up on that day.

 

 

I'd like to see a Hulk/Dr Strange/Silver Surfer/Namor team... but with the way the rights are currently split, it's none too likely.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

The Defenders were never a set team, they are just whoever happens to team up on that day.

 

Recently maybe, but there's a pretty definitive Classic Defenders line up: Hulk, Namor, Silver Surfer, and Dr Strange as the big names, guys like Nighthawk, Valkyrie, Hellcat and Gargoyle as the lesser names. The roster was classicly fluid, as Avengers is, but they definitely established a stable of characters who are "Defenders."

 

-ZacWilliam, now in the Modern comics it's definitely been more open as Marvel has struggled and failed to relaunch them with different concepts, but for me at least the Defenders will always be the Classic Silver Age team.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

*yawn*

 

Ironbite-Call me when Deadpool reverts back to..,.,wait.  Defenders?  DARKHAWK!?

 

 

? Who said anything about Darkhawk? Did I miss something? (I mean he's perfect for this sort of concept but if they're considering him I havn't seen it)

 

 

-ZacWilliam, and I'm pretty sure by "Defenders" they just mean they are calling the Team of Daredevil, Jessica, Power Man and Iron Fist that.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

I hear ya, I do, I just don't think it needs to be a thing right now. Nor do I think it can when two of those guys are owned by Fox, one is solidly an Avenger and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.

 

 

....what.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:07 AM

I hear ya, I do, I just don't think it needs to be a thing right now. Nor do I think it can when two of those guys are owned by Fox, one is solidly an Avenger and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.

 

Oh I know, I don't think it's viable in live action right now at all. It's just a bit of a let down seeing the name of a team I like used for an entirely different team that's much less interesting to me. But yeah, the "Classic" line up is unlikely and the name is more Heroic and has more potential than "Heroes for Hire" so I can totally understand why Marvel would go with it. 

 

 

-ZacWilliam, it's fair use, it's just sort of like if Marvel used the old villain Black Knight in a future film I'd be a bit sad as the Heroic Avenger by that name is a favorite of mine. 


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:08 AM

 

and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.

 

 

....what.

 

Downey is only doing Iron Man in two more Avengers films. They need to fine the next big draw and what it seems like is they are preparing to make Doctor Strange that guy. They just have to cast him perfectly.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:45 AM

I hear ya, I do, I just don't think it needs to be a thing right now. Nor do I think it can when two of those guys are owned by Fox, one is solidly an Avenger and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.

 

Namor is under Universal, not Fox.  Just a FYI.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 11:48 AM

 

 

and another, according to rumors, is being set up to be the next Iron Man.

 

 

....what.

 

Downey is only doing Iron Man in two more Avengers films. They need to fine the next big draw and what it seems like is they are preparing to make Doctor Strange that guy. They just have to cast him perfectly.

 

 

 

Oh, yeah. I knew all that, but your phrasing made me think they were planning Stephen Strange as the next guy in the Iron Man armor.





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