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    The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis
    The Adhesive Duck Deficiency

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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. [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.
  4. [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...
  5. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    On TBBT? Someone acting out of character? No! Can't possibly happen!
  6. [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
  7. [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.
  8. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    Yep! About $900,000.00 reasons.
  9. [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.
  10. 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.
  11. [Spoilers] The "Dark" Lenny Thread: Season 11

    With just over 22 minutes for actual story presentation there will always be difficulties in finding time for 7 main characters, 3 couples, and Stuart. Any additional characters just exacerbates that difficulty. This has been discussed ad nauseum but it is a real time issue with TBBT. If sitcoms were not historically bound to a half hour format I could easily envision TBBT expanding to one hour. One of the things, besides the recurrence of adolescent Sheldon scripts, that tells me the writers have run out of ideas is their relegation of Leonard, Penny, and Lenny to supporting cast status. Amy mothering toddler Sheldon, and Bernadette mothering Howard seems to be the pinnacle of their writing imagination and anything else just stumps them. Maybe they should turn Penny into Leonard's mother and then they could get more screen time. Bert is fine as someone that appears in scenes as an extra. I do not care about Bert and do not want to see stories that center on him. Just like I don't want to see stories that center on Will Wheaton, Barry Kripke, Zack, Stuart or, at this point, Raj. It seems to me that CBS has gone bat-crap crazy over 'Young Sheldon'. I found it to be largely uninspired and dull. I will give it another shot when it returns but doubt I'll become a fan. As long as YS follows TBBT I can see it hanging on. Once TBBT is over I don't think YS will last a whole season on its own.
  12. The 'toxic pit' of Raj and Stuart is that the writers have turned them both into characters that border on becoming pathologically unlikable. It's already well established that the self appointed 'Pop Culture Detective' doesn't like TBBT.
  13. A 'Star Wars' fan like Sheldon would never have misquoted the line from 'Empire Strikes Back.' More bad writing... I actually liked the episode apart from the Raj/Stuart story line, and a few of the Sheldon parts. Worst of which was that bit about being a white James Earl Jones. Sheldon has made silly comments before concerning the tone and timbre of his voice, but that one was really dumb. Overall, not a bad episode.
  14. [Spoilers] Season 11 Discussion Thread

    All of those shows are heavily promoted, network backed, headliners. TBBT is losing audience share, no arguing that fact. But, it is still out performing every other entertainment program the other networks, and CBS, put on. TBBT is not what it used to be. At least, I don't think so. I would still watch it any day over anything else on network television.
  15. Mayim Bialik

    Thanks for sharing. Interesting and entertaining. I actually owned one of those book embossing devices she talks about @ around the 39 minute mark.