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Occam's Chainsaw

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  1. Yes, they are staying warm because Sheldon keeps the thermostat too low.
  2. Penny's brother is probably more Jessie Pinkman than Walter White, but other than that I agree with your assessment. I don't think Wyatt was a bad father even back when Penny was growing up, clearly her other siblings got into some serious trouble, but as far as we know Penny was never into anything that bad. Add in that she was the middle child and she probably didn't get all that much attention because her parents had to deal with her brother and sister, so what trouble she did get in was more through a lack of guidance. This also explains why in S2 when Penny talks to Beverly it seems like her father wanted her to be a boy, the only way to get him to spend time on her was by doing something he would want to be involved in anyways, like Junior Rodeo or football. He never was disappointed in Penny for not being a boy, she just saw it that way since the only positive attention she got from him was from doing guy things.
  3. To be fair these shoes are only meant for running, they are designed to be easier on your feet as they approximate running barefoot without the worry of getting calluses or lacerations on your feet.
  4. What Penny did was not STUPID. She had a gap in her knowledge, which was aggravated by making plans with a real idiot and what was probably copious amounts of alcohol and she made a decision. If you know something Penny didn't and if you are completely sober of course you can see that it's a mistake, but Penny doesn't have that advantage.
  5. I just thought of something, some people are treating the marriage of Penny and Zack as if it were a real marriage and make Leonard or Penny out as bad people for either sleeping with a married woman or cheating on her husband, but no one has said word one about home-wrecker Amy trying to sleep with her best friend's husband.
  6. I think that people really need to consider something before they go all crazy about the taping report, and that is Why the episode was made. And, no it was not just to have an excuse to bring Zack back into the show they've done that before and could easily do it again without doing it this way. There is however a very significant storytelling reason for having the episode. Each episode is a story, but the show as a whole is also its own story and needs to be thought of as such. The storytellers created an internal conflict (Penny's commitment issues) which blocks the advancement of the protagonists toward their ultimate goal (Leonard and Penny getting married), since the conflict is internal and the storytelling style does not provide for internal dialogue any movement toward resolving the conflict has to be seen externally. Penny's commitment issues are psychological, but they are based on events from her past, so Penny dealing with her commitment issues is really Penny reconciling herself with her past. So this episode serves as Penny recognizing a mistake from her past that she needs to deal with, and more importantly recognizing that she is not the same person who made those mistakes, therefore she should not hold herself back from a happy future because of those mistakes. I think we really only need one more episode to completely deal with her commitment issues, and I'm pretty sure it will require bringing in Kurt (or some other ex who can represent all of her exes) to juxtapose him with Leonard so Penny can see that Leonard is nothing like Kurt and therefore any doubts she has about her future stemming from experiences with other boyfriends don't apply to her future with Leonard. Just my thoughts on all of that. Also, last night's episode was great and I don't think it was all that harsh on Penny, especially since she was really the only one that even cared about Raj's feelings.
  7. Awwww, I think someone's had a few too many drinks.
  8. There definitely won't be another Lenny breakup now, the Holiday season has a high enough suicide rate without adding to it by destroying the hopes of millions of devoted TBBT fans who love themselves some Lenny.
  9. I'm game for that . Honestly I don't get why some people are so upset with them "going back to old Penny" with this story, after all it was "old Penny" that made this mistake. Also I'm pretty sure that the idea is that Penny went to Vegas with Zack for Thanksgiving in S4 and the taping report may not be perfectly accurate on the lines. Considering that Penny may have been extremely drunk when it happened; in S4 she was drinking more than she ever had because of breaking up with Leonard, she was in Vegas, and she was spending Thanksgiving with someone even she thought was really stupid (Probably because she didn't want to spend the holiday alone, just like New Years), so she was quite probably wasted. If that was the only time she ever thought about Vegas wedding chapels the rational part of her brain probably didn't kick in to tell her that it might actually be real and if she hadn't really thought about the trip since then she wouldn't have stopped to consider whether it was real or not.
  10. "Political Correctness" is the bane of Civil Society. The only purpose of "Political Correctness" is to use a person's inherent decency as a weapon against them. If I make a comment and you say it's sexist/racist/insensitive I apologize and stop talking about whatever I was talking about, because I don't want to be viewed as sexist/racist/insensitive. If a person who actually is sexist/racist/insensitive makes a comment that you say is sexist/racist/insensitive they don't really care since from their perspective it is perfectly acceptable to be sexist/racist/insensitive.
  11. I really don't see the problem with the nightie, the hair is a little weird, but the nightie looks great.
  12. Well, I find it interesting that the "Frustrated Amy" joke was distinctive enough to get special mention in the report. I do agree that it is becoming a pretty recurrent joke, maybe they're laying the ground work for something big there (maybe an Amy ultimatum?)
  13. Because the world is a lot less fun without other people's screw-ups to laugh at.
  14. Why do I get the feeling that if Leonard and Penny ever do have kids it won't exactly be planned. Penny looks at the pregnancy test in her hand only to see that the indicator displays 'positive'. "Ah, crap." she says before reaching for her glass of wine, only to stop and look at the glass before setting it back down with out taking a drink "Ah, crap."
  15. Thought the episode was great, thought Leonard and Penny were fantastic, can't wait for more.
  16. Actually that kind of makes sense, if you accept that the more mature, arrogant Sheldon is just a mask then the only time you'd see any real growth would be when that mask is torn away and only the real Sheldon is left, and that Sheldon never grew up.
  17. "The Itchy Dixon Ticonderoga"? In all likelihood there's another word in there which is covered completely, something like foot or head or something.
  18. I would like to point out something, it is completely impossible to predict at any point how much longer a t.v. series has left before it ends. No one expected Star Trek TNG to go 7 seasons after the Original Series only lasted three seasons, Voyager probably could have gone 2+ more seasons if it weren't for the expense of filming new episodes, Enterprise was probably expected to go 7 seasons but it fell apart. Even tbbt was really only expecte to last 4ish seasons, but then they got a nice big renewal and they adapted the course of the show so it would go for the long haul (breaking up Leonard and Penny and introducing Amy and Bernadette as regulars). 14 years may be the record for a sitcom run, but part of that has more to do with actors burning out on a show after that long doing it than it does with viewer interest. If the cast and writers are willing to stick around and they can keep the quality where it is TBBT could easily go 14+ seasons.
  19. I like to think that it really did happen on the third (fourth?) first date which we didn't see between "Recombination" and "Beta Test"
  20. Yep, Bernie, like Sheldon, is one lab accident away from being a super-villain. Until then though she's just a cute quirky blonde.
  21. How about this, Penny asks Leonard if he was serious about her being the one to propose Leonard takes it to mean she's ready to get engaged but he really wants to be the one to propose so his answer is kind of vague, but Penny is asking because she doesn't want to go to the trouble of setting something up if he wasn't serious about it. Penny and Leonard both begin planning the perfect proposal, but by going to others for help they both accidentally reveal that they are planning to propose to each other and the whole thing turns into a race of who can complete their plan first and propose.
  22. My money would be on episode 07x15, it would be the 150th episode, it would be early February, a year after Leonard makes the deal with Penny and it's February Sweeps.
  23. who knows, maybe Thanksgiving falls on "anything can happen Thursday".
  24. The sub had a radio, Indy snuck onboard and called the U.S. Navy to pick them up, the Navy destroyed the sub and captured any Nazi sailors that were left on the island. Which is why the government got the Ark instead of a museum.
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