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  1. Look, BCE was created to be based off of BC. It was a simple rewording. There's NOTHING scientific about it. Nothing scientific happened at 0BCE-0CE to denote exactly why that is the point at which the time frame shifts from counting backward to counting forward. It is only because Christians (and despite your anger, your apparent need to slight them has been noted) recognize the originally believed year of their savior's birth (although in retrospect has proven to be a few years off) is the time to record their calendar. Would your anger be any different if we had used the start of the Roman Empire to start counting years? In western society the BC/AD format has been decided as a simple format. BCE/CE has just been a cop-out after the fact slight. Nothing more.
  2. Also, Raj's deaf friend may have been, as I speculated able to read lips. He may have not talked, but simply mouthed the words. Thereby communicating with her. That is, if she existed. Howard, as well, failed to mention when he broke up with a girlfriend at one time simply for the sake of not letting the gang know.
  3. Okay, this episode had funny moments. But it had some head scratchers. First, if Raj was to meet a deaf girl, I think it would've been funnier if all he could do was move his lips to talk, but no sound would come out. And she could talk and respond to him by reading his lips. Therefore, it would be a Raj-Howardesque relationship when it comes to miscommunications. We'd only have seen her response. Especially the misread lip movements. Even though it was funny with Howard doing ASL for them, it obviously wasn't anything that could last. Howard can't sign for them every time they're in the same room. So, the relationship couldn't last unless Raj learned ASL. Which would take the show in a potentially very boring implausible storyline. Anyways, back to the funny moments. Penny mentioning that she could've dated Raj for a few months when she found out he paid off her credit cards. Bernadette: And a little birdie told me he's in the placebo group. Sheldon: Because you don't have a girlfriend? Good lord, If that becomes a reason to not play Dungeons and Dragons, this game is in serious trouble. Howard: "whisper, so the deaf chick can't hear you." Sheldon: "And I'll wash it down with a pitcher of margaritas." "Hamburgers and Lemonade." Penny: What kind of relationship is it where you buy her gifts and she gives you sex? Raj: The best one I've ever had.
  4. Okay, I just noticed this and curious if anyone else caught on. The stairs are arranged to wrap around the elevator shaft. A straight walkway goes from the two apartment on each floor across the face of the elevator. So, if you leave their floor and traverse down from their apartment behind the elevator, to the left, and another left you arrive at the walkway to the floor below. The apartment below Penny's apartment would be to your right. The apartment below Sheldon and Leonard's apartment to your left. If you keep going down, you arrive at the lobby. At the foot of the steps, to your right is.... the front door? Where's the building supporting the apartments above it, namely Penny's apartment? From the exterior shots at the entrance, it appears there's no overhang. And the elevator shaft can't bend, nor can the elevator's doors face different directions (From the flashback episode, there is no rear door). The stairs exhibit no different pattern from floor to floor. So, how to explain this anomaly?
  5. I saw the pilot first, and then couldn't see another episode until on DVD.
  6. Partly yes, partly no. If she gets an acting job, to keep the story 'on point' would require her to be somehow crushed by finding out she's not good enough (after the fact). If she never gets a gig in the first place, maybe she's realizing it's OK to just live, have fun, shack up with Leonard, and realize that there's more to life than an exterior identity.
  7. She's definitely becoming one. I'm waiting for the dream sequence/episode where she's super nerdy and Leonard's the cool hip one. Haha
  8. In a relationship, as well, not everything spoken between the two people is taken a 100% seriously or literally. My wife and I quip we should trade each other in for someone younger whenever we realize we're both getting older. We don't seriously mean it. And we certainly don't take each other literally.
  9. Not true. S1 ended with Leonard and Penny going on their first date. S2 ended with Leonard leaving and Penny expressing that she'd miss him. S3 ended with Sheldon and Amy starting a date. A season finale should always make you anticipate the start of the next season. And the Sheldon/Amy story is something I'll be anticipating until I see the first episode this fall.
  10. I loved the finale. Leonard said yes to sleeping with Penny because he wants her back and thought she had 'come back' to him. Only to realize it wasn't what he thought it to be. As for Sheldon/Amy, I found it intriguing. I doubt they'll 'date' in anything like the traditional sense, but I think they may have her come back for 'vintage game nights' or something where she could slowly work herself into Sheldon's world, even if they both oppose the thought. Sheldon's relationship will never be like a real relationship. Tepid water in the prevening(loved that) will probably be second base in Sheldon's world.
  11. In the U.S., new shows are given three years where all you can see on TV is the new shows (unless the main network is reairing them in the offseason or an off-week). After three years, their rebroadcast rights (i.e., syndication) are sold to other entities (in this case Fox and TBS). CBS can only show the season they're airing, no old episodes. Those rights now belong with Fox and TBS (i.e., TBS can air a marathon of the entire series up until the season 4 premiere if they wanted to, as they have the cable rights to syndication). Fox has the broadcast syndication rights (which can then be contracted out by market, which is usually the 4-7 time slot or 10-12 timeslot, depending on if the channel has news, etc, as well as weekend airing). WalletNook
  12. Best scene was when Penny woke up to Sheldon standing over her and she screamed. The "ball pit" bit was a tad overplayed. One or two 'bazingas' would've been enough, but not to keep going. Sheldon already had a strong dislike of 'bouncy castles' etc from childhood, I found it amazing to think his character would like a ball pit. Although, he was sleep deprived. The sheet rock joke is just like Penny asking him about Radiohead. There's things he doesn't know, because, as he's said before, it's not important. Generally, I liked the show. It's moved away from it's core setup, though.
  13. Raj was great in this for his minor role. Loved the Lollipop Guild joke.
  14. In the pilot, they say they have a combined IQ of 360, Leonard is 172, so that means (assuming 360 is a rough generalization) that Sheldon is somewhere around 180-195.
  15. Howard and Raj compliment eachother. It's clear that in the group context, they're both friends, who happen to be friends with Leonard (and therefore, Sheldon). Raj, when he does speak, has some great lines. My favorite that keeps making me laugh now is "Well, I'm a hindu. And my religion teaches me that if you suffer in this life, you're rewarded in the next. Three months with Sheldon at the North Pole and I'm reborn as a well-hung billionaire with WINGS!" Howard has made progress, but he regresses easily. Which, in a way, keeps his character consistent. "Does she do it one thong at a time, or does she throw them all in, like some sort of erotic bouillabaissee." I think the ensemble cast works best. Put the four guys together, and the chemistry is apparent and very funny. As for Penny, without Leonard, Penny isn't part of the group. Even today, she only tolerates Sheldon because, to be part of the group, you must tolerate Sheldon (Howard and Raj do it all the time). Shows just about Penny would go away from the dynamic of the show, but when she's in with the group, or one on one, her screen time is great. As for P/S fans, they clearly want a "Sheldon and Penny Show", because I can't see any possible way that Leonard's character would stay in the apartment with Sheldon if Sheldon suddenly started dating Penny. And with him, goes Howard (definitely) and probably Raj. As stated, they're only there because they're friends with Leonard. So, who wants to watch a show only of Penny and Sheldon? Without the ensemble, it's not funny. But, that's just me.
  16. It's the look of being 'unsure'. It's Leonard's character trait when he doesn't understand something about people/relationships/etc. One of the funny times he didn't, was when Penny exclaimed "What are we going to do?" after she shot Sheldon's 'spot'. He actually let out his inner feeling in a very funny moment. "We? You've had your shot at we for like a year and a half. It's just you. And you are screw-ed."
  17. No, I agree. I don't get the P/S fans. Sheldon's whole character is his anti-social anti-relationship persona. Of the four, Leonard's the only one who truly realizes he's missing out on life and wants what 'other people have'. Howard just wants sex, Raj does--if he can speak to a woman, or get drunk first. And Sheldon has expressed no emotional response to dating/sex/etc. The closest dates Sheldon has ever come to are with Raj's 'date', Ramona, and Leonard's mother. And I laughingly call those dates. As for Penny and Leonard, I still think it's way to soon for them to get into a relationship, other than friendship. The same problem happened at the end of season one, and is what helped propel the P/S shippers into a overdrive. They couldn't date, so they had to get broken up. Same with when they were making out in "Maternal", they can't yet. It's too soon in the series. And, unfortunately, they have used Leonard as the catalyst to end the proceedings in some way. But, I loved her Penny said the line "It means 'I wish you weren't going'", but my first hope watching it was that Leonard would still be on the other side of the door and say "I'm not". But, again, they can't have relationship this early in the series without some kind of controlled breakup where they all remain friends (as Leonard is the catalyst that keeps Penny in the group). Either way, can't wait for Season 3.
  18. I noticed, mostly, Sheldon's Green Lantern shirt and Leonard's Recycle t-shirt. That's about it. Honestly. When I first clicked this, I was thinking you'd be discussing when Leonard inferred the way that Penny can suddenly get angry (and mean) that she's turning into the incredible hulk.
  19. I'm a little disappointed if they go that route, but it wasn't to be unexpected. I'm just tired of Leonard doing the pining. I relate to Leonard (my persona in life, but maybe not as geeky).
  20. Wait, which one? Option 1 or Option 2? Honestly, not sure which I'd like it to go, but I think Penny pining after Leonard would be a nice change.
  21. Okay, I watched the finale a few times now. And have to comment. First, it was a bit anticlimactic how it ended, to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Leonard and Penny eventually being together, but I think the show finally removed the 'hidden' feelings of the two. Leonard doesn't want to interfere with Penny's life, and Penny doesn't want to interfere with Leonard's life. But, she's not ready to admit she likes him. She dated him, and her insecurity of not be smart did a lot to slow things down. She'd rather have him as a friend than have the relationship possibly go bad. Leonard, as smart as he is, is clueless. He knows something is there, gnawing at the back of his mind, but he can't grasp his hands around it. I just hope when season 3 starts, they don't jump into a relationship. My thought, is it will go one of two ways: The guys come back to find that Penny has 'moved on' and gotten serious with another guy, or They come back, and Leonard brings it up, and Penny denies it. Again, not wanting to 'settle' (or as she put it, is in a relationship for 'light years'), and just longs for him from afar. She doesn't want to have a fling with him, because she always has flings. But she doesn't want to settle. So, sexual tension ensues, and we've had a role reversal. Either way, can't wait for Season 3 to start. Or for Season 2 to come out on DVD. And yes, Waffles, I loved Penny's last line. Finally expressing something she's hidden since she told Leonard they should 'slow down'.
  22. I completely missed that. Thanks, Tripper. At least we know they've kept the continuity.
  23. The reason I like Leonard/Penny is that endless pursuit aspect. They're never going to be a couple as long as there's some vitality left in the show. I think they wrote the 'first date' too early in the series that they had to break it up quickly to keep the chemistry of the characters. Which also required some negative points for Leonard having it end (which also helped fuel the S/P fans). Funny thing is, Penny always seems to be interested in Leonard when she's drunk (Middle Earth, Maternal, and Classified Materials). I think next season, she's got to be the one secretly pining for him but afraid to do anything because (just like Leonard) doesn't want the friendship to get weird.
  24. funny, I thought it was the best episode in quite a while. And not because of the Penny/Leonard 'revelation'. The 'space poop' jokes and the razzing Howard for making a mistake were all great. This reminds me of the episode with the Pennyblossoms.
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