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  1. Views on the Big Bang?

  2. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I never saw the explanation that was cut, and didn't see any mention of it in the taping report. It's as logical a reason for one of those rockets to explode as there is. Those chemical engines aren't the most reliable things in the world. I've seen them fizzle and not provide enough lift to get the rocket off the ground. I've seen them burn unevenly and send the rocket off into a corkscrew. I've even seen one do nothing at all, which can make you very nervous about approaching the rocket. I have not ever seen one explode. Honestly, unless you sealed up the bottom of the thing to prevent the expulsion caused by igniting the propellant I don't think one could explode. But, who knows with one that old?
  3. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    If they used the engine that came with that kit it would have been about 25 years old. No telling what that much time might have done to the chemicals in the engine. I'm surprised Howard didn't consider that and buy a new one.
  4. Mayim Bialik

    I appreciate and understand what you meant. My question was to the extreme because that is the way the modern world seems to work. Opinions that are perceived as disagreeable need not be met with discussion. Rather, they are to be silenced. Mayim is a bit of a square peg in a world of round holes. I'm an aging, male, baby boomer that doesn't agree with many of her ideas. But, they are her ideas and she's entitled to have them, and to share them as she sees appropriate. I can disagree. I can argue, I can debate. I can choose to avoid them. I can choose to not support her acting, or other expressive ventures. Those are my rights. I do not have the right to silence her, no matter how extreme, or offensive, I find her opinions. There is a long tradition of 'Point - Counter Point' in editorial venues. This is how civilized discourse takes place. 'Point - Shut the Hell Up!' isn't discourse at all. It's tyranny that kills dialogue and any hope of civilized interaction between people of opposing viewpoints. I honestly believe she was less than completely clear in her message because she was trying to make her point in a less offensive way. Her attempts to 'clarify' sound like the sort of language you tend to get from someone that is apologizing for something they don't feel was wrong. Her example of avoiding certain situations or behaviors, and how that has worked for her is what it is; Her experience in relation to her choices. Not everyone has to make the choices she does. Everyone that makes her choices will not have the same experience. And, choosing to live and manage a professional life differently from Mayim's way isn't wrong. Nor does it make bad things that happen to people at the hands of someone like Weinstein anyone's fault but his. As for your final question; That is the same minefield Mayin walked into. It is one that I will not stroll about in. There may have been ways to mitigate the risk of meeting with Weinstein. In reality, there may have been none at all. The accounts that are surfacing lead me to conclude there were times when nothing would have prevented his predatory behaviors. However, one that may have would have required those who knew exposing him loudly many years ago. Instead, the Hollywood establishment, and culture, protected him. In fact, they turned him into source of amusement and made jokes. Weinstein is 100% responsible for what he's done, but there are a lot of people in Hollywood, the media, and politics, with blood on their hands. Thank you for the discussion on this issue. I appreciate the conversation and, though we may not agree on all points; the civility and consideration are gratefully received.
  5. I don't know what they do with people from outside the U.S. As @Capt. Hilts pointed out, they will sell you exorbitantly priced insurance if you don't have personal insurance of your own. It is over priced, but the option does exist. All of the policies I've ever had cover someone operating my vehicle on an incidental, non-routine, basis. This would apply if Sheldon came to visit and needed to use my car for a quick errand. If someone is going to routinely operate my car they are supposed have their own insurance, or be on my policy. Many U.S. carriers will ask about other drivers that may operate your vehicle, or; how many licensed drivers live in your household? I really see the Sheldon comment about driving by himself as being in the same category as the nonsense about having a commercial fishing license. It makes for a quick laugh but it's something Sheldon would never need, or obtain: Licenses, Registrations and Stamps Fee Description Resident Commercial Fishing License $136.99 Required for any resident 16 years of age or older who uses or operates or assists in using or operating any boat, aircraft, net, trap, line, or other appliance to take fish for commercial purposes, or who contributes materially to the activities on board a commercial fishing vessel.
  6. Mayim Bialik

    I wonder at her mindset in thinking she needed to, or should, address the Weinstein issue at all. Mayim knows that her viewpoints on many things are outside the mainstream and sharing them often brings about criticism from those who do not agree. The idea that she misspoke is one that I am not so sure about. I think she said what she meant and probably not as directly as she may have liked. If saying how she feels means she put her foot in her mouth, then I guess she did. I don't think she meant to blame the victims for whatever harm they may have suffered at the hands of Weinstein. I do think she was trying to say there are ways to avoid certain situations and those methods have worked for her. Sadly, nothing is ever going to eliminate the risks associated with interacting with other human beings. Victims are victims, and perpetrators are perpetrators. The victim is not to blame for the actions of the perpetrator. Sometimes there are ways to mitigate risks, but when the perpetrator is someone in Weinstein's position I don't see there being a lot of ways for his victims to have known the danger they were in ahead of time. The whole situation is made more tragic by the fact that so many knew about him and did nothing to stop the behavior. How many of his victims would have been spared the harm he did if the Hollywood establishment had spoken out sooner and taken away his power? Mayim expressed her views and those that do not like them are free to disagree. Sadly, there are many in the entertainment world that would love to take this as a chance to shift the dialogue from discussing Weinstein's behavior to Mayim's comments. It will be a sad day if that is what happens...
  7. You cannot rent a car in the U.S. unless you can prove you have auto insurance. Very few license holders that do not own, or frequently drive, a car will have insurance. So, it is unlikely that Sheldon rented a car. I took Raj's expression as meaning they were not his sister's clothes that he had altered. Seemed to me that he was alluding to having purchased women's clothes for himself and then done the alterations. Overall, I enjoyed the episode. The Penny and Beverly story was really good. Kaley shines when she has something to work with. Not sure I really buy the lead foot Sheldon bit. Daredevil Sheldon just isn't believable. You would think that engineer Howard would have replaced the rocket engine with one that was new.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Slogan on my coffee mug, "The older I get - The better I was Of course not all the shows I listed are on the same level of greatness I just ran off some shows I could think of from that time. There 'Great', 'Good' and 'Decent' shows and of course some bad Shows form those eras. The point I was trying to make was TV overall was better in 70s . Some shows that were successful or popular were so because they came on at the right time. If TBBT came on 30 years ago it would not have held up. It would have had a different cast obviously. The Networks would not have picked a lot of shows up that are on the air today 30 years ago. -- What from today would have made it then, and vice verse, could be debated until the next generation of shows comes out. This would be a purely subjective argument based upon each person's opinions. It is certainly safe to say that there are old classics that would never see the air waves and shows now that wouldn't have been made 20, or 30, years ago. Virtually nothing aired today would have ever been made back in the 1950's and 60s. Yet, there are many shows from that era that are regarded as television classics. -- I just don't know if TV was overall better, or worse in the 70s. It's like arguing that the NFL, or MLB, was better in the 70s. Differing eras are hard to compare. People from the 70's would be shocked to see the violence, hear the language, and see the social concepts presented on modern TV. Yet, the 70s were the height of jiggle TV. Something that you do not see these days. -- Another thing that has to be considered is the sheer number of programs in the modern era. The need to fill all the available broadcast time inevitably results in some shows being aired that are best described as garbage. This includes anything involving a Kardashian, a psychic, most reality shows, and a host of others... There were fewer opportunities for bad shows to make the airwaves in the 70s. So, there were correspondingly fewer bad shows that actually came on. But, let's not forget 'Joanie Loves Chachi'... Cheers is a show that could not have picked up today I don't think. Even if the show had the owner of the bar being sober they would not have picked it up and would not have lasted because people would accuse it of advertising Drinking Drunkenness and alcoholism. -- I don't know if that's a factual concept. By that logic, 'Breaking Bad' should not have been picked up because it could have been perceived as advertising for the production and sale of meth-amphetamines.
  9. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    I was born in 1961 and spent many hours watching television in the 'Golden Age'. Some of these shows were truly cutting edge and deserve to be remembered as classics. Those would be: All in the Family, Maude, Mary Tyler Moore Show, Bob Newhart Show, M*A*S*H, Carol Burnett Show, Dallas, Cheers, Cosby, Newhart, and some episodes of the others. Early seasons of The Waltons were truly great television. Later years were incredibly silly at times and about as classic as Charlie's Angels. Others were mostly light weight programming; Happy Days, Threes Company, Jeffersons, Good Times, Sanford and Son, Little House, Growing Pains, Family Ties, Magnum P.I. and many others such as The Dukes of Hazard, The A-Team, and so on. Looking back with a nostalgic eye is something we all like to do. But, as Billy Joel said, "The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow's not as bad as it seems." TBBT would hold it's own in any era of television. It probably would not have been number one in a different era, but The Andy Griffith Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, and other classics wouldn't even get made today. For that matter, All in the Family would not get made today. Charlie's Angels wouldn't get made without putting bras on the women...
  10. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    On TBBT? Someone acting out of character? No! Can't possibly happen!
  11. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    From the promo: Leonard to Penny: "Let's be clear: I married you to hurt her." Could he possibly say anything more insulting and demeaning to his wife? He didn't marry Penny because he loved her? Instead, it was in order to hurt his mother? So, he's saying he married the uneducated, under achieving waitress to intentionally disappoint his mother? Yes, I realize this is meant to be another of those throw-away lines that the writers love so much, but maybe they should think about some of them... smh
  12. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Absolutely! And in the Dark Lenny thread I expressed my disinterest in Bert stories. My personal view is that TBBT needs a complete shakeup of the writing crew. Bring in fresh minds. Get some stories that break the molds established over the past 3+ seasons. The Amy mothers Sheldon; Bernadette mothers Howard; Lenny are fighting and: Raj and Stuart are pathetic plots have been done to death. Maybe they could hire the writers from 'Scorpion'. Talk about a bunch of people with wild imaginations.... Why, in this season alone they have saved humanity from global extinction and created an artificial womb for an unborn deer using a plastic jeep window, some saline solution and a portable heater.
  13. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yep! About $900,000.00 reasons.
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yeah, it's hard to see why JG signed on to do two more seasons of TBBT. He has so many other options. Oh, wait! Seriously: I can understand JG and KC being less than thrilled with the Leonard, Penny, and Lenny scripts, but let's not pretend these are actors that are going to automatically fall into another well paying, starring role. In the Hollywood universe they have both been phenomenally fortunate to have landed roles on such successful shows. Roseanne is a ship that has sailed. It will start off with good 'nostalgia' ratings and then it will likely fizzle out fairly quickly.
  15. Amy's Family

    When we first met Amy she was essentially a Sheldon clone. She was disinterested in dating and the whole idea of relationships. I took her arrangement with her mother at face value; just her mother trying to get her to at least try to have a personal relationship with another person. As Amy's character evolved the writers turned her mom into the person we now perceive her to be.