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Albert Bester

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  1. The theme from the unaired pilot was "She blinded me with Science" by Thomas Dolby, it bought back loads of memories from the 80s, but I much prefer Bare Naked Ladies, and it is much more appropriate to the name of the show. So in short BNL "The Big Bang" is the one for me. :D

  2. If you were going to make your own Roommate Agreement, what would be one of your rules?

    Mine: Roommate agrees that at no time, at any volume, shall country music be played in the common areas, nor played in his/her bedroom at a level audible from the hallway.

    Same here except substitute Rap for Country.

    Agreed Grasshopper. I have always thought that Rap is a miss spelling or a typo... They missed / forgot the "C"... :icon_lol:

  3. @ Albert Bester

    This has always been something that puzzles me. Why are so many shows remade. I think they underestimate their audience. I know many American love British shows and I'm sure the same would be true of work from other countries.

    Ha! Thanks for agreeing, but I'm looking at "puzzled" in my rear view mirror.

    Been mad at cowardly TV & Movie producers for quite a while :icon_wink:

  4. This is actually a bit of a sore point with me.

    The US exports TV shows all over the world (Some of them are VERY good), but rather than importing good ones from other countries the US TV producers show absolutely no faith in their audience, rather than allowing them to grow and learn about other cultures US TV producers take shows from other countries and make pale and weak imitations. totally devoid of the chemistry that made the originals excellent.

    This culture of copying has also extended into the movie industry with a litany of remakes and derivative movies. Producers need to "Grow a pair" and have more faith in original work IMO.

    [/rant]

  5. I do not belive he is "self centered" he really cares for his friends, but he does not want to be involved in the trivia of life. Life is to short and there are more important things.

    When his friends really need him he is more than willing to step up.

  6. Very nice indeed, I will just go and sit in my corner and cry because it's on at the other side of the world and to fly there in summer is double what it would normally cost and I can't justify to my partner to spend $AU10,000 to go see a play just the once.

    So go and see it twice... That should work, yes? :icon_lol:

  7. Let me ask again how does that make me incapable of knowing when there was an "old Penny" and a "new Penny"? Please clarify. Are we just skipping over that part?

    As for Sheldon's calculations being crap...... no they're not.

    Okay, I'm not at all sure about the Penny 1.0 / Penny 1.1 transition. People are organic and subject to change, but it is NOT a digital transition, changes are gradual making a definite point of change difficult to pin point, and is more a matter of an individuals point of perception rather than a defined point in time and space. So you will have to help me out there...

    I'm very interested in how you can validate Sheldon's calculations. Where exactly are they defined?

  8. Yet Leonard can do better then Penny. She is singularly unsuited for the role as wife for a scientist.

    I have no doubt that you are correct. However, next time you see a friend who is in love, try telling them "You can do better." see what reaction you get.

    Consider how you would feel in that position.

    The fact is even in a fictional comedy series, people do not choose the ones they love based on logic, or how well the will fit in with their life and persuits.

    Thats why it is called "Love" NOT "Logic"

    ;)

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  9. There is NO SUCH THING as a PERFECT relationship. That said, "The heart wants, what the heart wants..."

    Penny really wants Leonard and visa versa, and as in almost all human relationships the major obstacle is communication.

    Penny fears committing too soon and Leonard is too inexperienced to play the games people play to prolong the non-committal period of a relationship. THEY NEED TO TALK!

    The biggest problem with ALL the other relationships has been "Balance of power". All the other women he has had serious relationships with have fallen into the trap that the majority of women fall into with men: They see a man they are attracted to, but then overlay that image with the affectations of their ideal man and then begin to try to make adjustments to appearance, behaviour and peripheral relationships in order to take possession of their (fictional) ideal man. The problem is that these adjustments almost always change the basic person way from what they saw in the first instance, which at best means a whole lot more work to make the relationship work and at worst will alienate the changed individual from the one doing the changing.

    People change, but it must be of their own free will and a two way street. I think it is pretty obvious that with Stephanie and Priya it was far from a two way street. Those relationships were ALWAYS DOOMED, firstly because Leonard has always wanted Penny and secondly because the power in the relationships was NEVER balanced

    I choose not to mention Leslie Winkle, because she was never really a serious relationship in my opinion. Leonard ended up with her briefly because they happened to be in the right place at the right time (kind of like The Titanic and an iceberg...).

    That’s my contribution :)

  10. lol i'm being nerd bullied over my artichoke gaffe. just listened again and i still hear artichoke. its badly pronounced by that douchey singer yo. and whats with that freaky pyramid in the intro?

    You mean this one:dollar.jpg?

    It can be found on the US dollar, it is a Masonic reference and depicts "The All Seeing Eye"

  11. Some time ago I got involved in an online gaming site (an MMORPG), due to one thing and another I was recruited as a game & forum moderator... I have been flamed & spit roasted, I'm now immune LOL

    It does help to be able to ban those who light the fires, but I have to say it is not always the right thing to do, no matter how satisfying.

    Obviously there are cases where you have no option, but they are fewer than you might think. Moderation can be an odd path to follow, but it is quite satisfying. :)

  12. I have been a B5 fan since the start. It is infact the ONLY reason I still posses a VHS machine. As well as having EVERY EPISODE & SPECIAL & MOVIE on DVD I have them ALL ON VHS as well. I'm such a sad case, because I collected them religiously as they came out, I have never been able to part with them...

    It is the only thing that Sheldon has ever said that annoyed me. His only failure LOL

    Oh but I would not say "Better than Star Trek", just a very different alternate universe.

    I wonder if you can figure out who my favorite character is....

  13. Two scenes I can add--

    When he shed a tear while on the bed upset over the boys lying to him in the north pole (while penny is trying to comfort him)

    When he saves Leonard's life by throwing his "experiment" down the elevator shaft.

    Hmmm, yeah I have absolutly no problem with your first instance, BUT.

    Your second instance (which cronologicaly would have happened first LOL )

    can be explained by Isaac Asimov's 3 laws... See law 1.

    1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

    2 A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

    3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

  14. Okay, this is a sort of get out of jail free for the writing team of TBBT... We all know that they seem to have a continuity / consistency problem with story and character writing, so.

    Leonard follows Sheldon into his office, only to find he is not in there. Moments later Sheldon walks into the office behind Leonard, after a moment of confusion Sheldon is forced to admit that he has at some point in the passed had some sucess in the feild of time travel (Leonard having just missed Sheldon dissapering into the passed) and has for many months been trying to correct a series of paradoxes he caused in earlier time jaunts.

    {at this point various inconsistencies in the lives of TBBT team can be explained by Sheldons visits to the passed, thus allowing the writing team to cover their asses for their errors in continuity and story consistency. and giving them an oppertunity to start working together and stop screwing up in the future...}

    I know its not likely to happen, but its a thought. :icon_cool:

  15. V for Vendetta

    Who are you?

    Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.

    Well I can see that.

    Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.

    Oh. Right.

    But on this most auspicious of nights, permit me then, in lieu of the more commonplace sobriquet, to suggest the character of this dramatis persona.

    Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.

    The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.

    [giggles]

    Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V. :D

    Sorry, just had to do that. LOVE THAT MOVIE :D

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