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  1. He made it, but NASA owned it and he wasn't allowed to take it out. What did he say, the secret's in walking out with it like it's yours? So, technically, it was stealing. I liked aspects of the creepy Howard but if it had gone on for years I probably wouldn't have continued to find it as funny, because guys like that are, well, kind of repellent. It's kind of like Raj and the mutism and the constant confused-homosexual-innuendo jokes he makes. Funny for a while but they have gotten old, to me. YMMV of course.
  2. Exactly. I guess she doesn't seem that motivated about it even to her friends, because I was also thinking why didn't Bernadette say "What about acting?"
  3. Sheldon and Amy were on fire tonight. What a great story that was! Enjoyed every single bit of it but was, have to admit, a little disappointed that he didn't seem to learn from it at all. Am I the only one who thought it was a little sad and telling that Penny isn't passionate about, you know, her dream and goal - acting? I love that Bernadette likes Buffy, and her description of how she loved microbiology - very funny. Good one!
  4. Not sure I can agree. Bernie found him confusing and weird at first and had to get used to his "humor." I think their relationship and her understanding and affection for him can be summed up perfectly in this exchange from The Gorilla Experiment: Bernadette: Don't take him too seriously. A lot of what he says is intended as humor. Penny: Yeah, well, I don't think it's very funny. Bernadette: Me, neither. But, he just lights up when I laugh. Penny: Howard, never let her go.
  5. Oh boy. A couple of things you don't want to mention around here - one, that the show is like Friends. Two, that Sheldon and Penny should be together. (There's a thread for that, but it's the minority opinion and people are none too gracious about declaring the very idea as absurd.) In fact... :D
  6. I choose Leonard and/or Penny. Not because they have any particular skills, but because they are loyal friends who would drop whatever they were doing to help you. "3 am" friends, as it were.
  7. "It's supposed to be hard! If it were easy it would be called 'THERE'S Waldo!" is one of my favorite lines of the series.
  8. I like this episode a lot. First of all, the whip app was cracking me up. :D But it's good storytelling too - the way they show how the guys' lives and relationships with each other are changing because of the girls. Howard having to include his girlfriend because he didn't know how to say no. Sheldon's perpetual selfishness, and Amy learning how to deal with him - and a glimpse, too, that she isn't just with him because he's her first boyfriend but because he's Sheldon Cooper - she really is enamored with him. Leonard and Penny actually have the healthiest relationship here. And Raj being left out made me actually feel bad for him (oftentimes he's too whiny for me to sympathize with him as much as I could). Lots of hilarious bits too - the Cooper coupons and Amy snatching one up; Penny's re-do of her reaction. And even though I just watched it I can't think of any quotes, but it was really funny.
  9. I think the joking point they're trying to make by having Penny show off her "assets" is that few, if any, of Leonard's colleagues are going to give a damn what she does. They'll be too busy staring at her boobs and ass to care, or even ask. Penny would likely call herself an actress, in any case. It seems she's had enough jobs at this point to earn the title. I have to say, I waited tables for a long time while I was getting my degree (and before that, when I just wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life), and your condescending attitude toward people in service jobs is appalling. I had great hours, great colleagues, a great business serving excellent food, and made fantastic money. There is no dishonor in such work.
  10. Europa


    No disrespect to anyone's views, but this discussion has become a matter of:
  11. This. I wouldn't be surprised if the writers drop the story and we never hear about it again, though.
  12. It means he got Jim Parsons to break character and he laughed during the scene.
  13. I enjoyed it. Loved Howard being so snarky. Didn't care much for Leonard's painful scene at the gym, which was way too OTT for me to appreciate. I see Amy and Sheldon heading for some kind of showdown... she is good at the long-suffering bit with the rolling of the eyes and has apparently a huge amount of patience, but I can't see that going on forever before she gets fed up. Penny looked amazing but it kind of made me laugh because how inappropriate is it to wear your most revealing dress to a funeral?
  14. Huh! Interesting...but I'm willing to bet it's a continuity error. If Leonard started college at 15 I have to think it would have come up.
  15. I'm looking forward to the new Star Trek. Can't say I care about any more Star Wars films, considering the atrocities that were committed with the other prequels, but maybe JJ Abrams can make it ....not horrible. Last movie I saw was Oz, which was okay but disappointing - couldn't help thinking it could have been much better. I like James Franco but his perpetual expression of stoned bemusement was rather off-putting at times.
  16. Well, the Bible may say lineage is traced through the father but biology says you get your traits from both father and mother. As Mary was a Jew, he presumably looked like an (apparently ordinary) Jew. I also kind of doubt he'd have gathered many Jewish followers as a "savior of the people" if he looked like some outsider from another race. I've seen depictions of Jesus as white, black, and middle-eastern. It's interesting how cultures tend to fashion their gods to look like themselves, isn't it?
  17. And this is why I left the church...
  18. I love that idea. I'd like to see it end in some simple way, not a big schmaltzy scene with marriage and/or babies. Those things are fine, but I'd rather see them scattered throughout the final season and not saved for a finale.
  19. I'd settle for some biblical evidence that Jesus was a white dude with blue eyes.
  20. Snow is done, sun's up, sky is blue. However it is also 8 degrees. Brr! But all evidence of snow will be gone in a couple of days and they're saying 70s by Friday I'm traveling next Saturday, so here's hoping the recent trend of "snow like a mother*** on Saturday" will take a couple weeks off.
  21. I'm watching a massive snowstorm coming down as we speak...probably 6-8 inches on the ground already and it's going to continue all day. I watched a thing on the news lamenting "where is spring?" and showing the bad weather all over the country, but it just makes me smile because this is typical in my state. March is actually our snowiest month.
  22. That's cute, but I trust you know that "bible" really just comes from the Latin term for "book" and is not an acronym.
  23. I love Bob Newhart. Professor Proton? Is he playing a new supervillain? :D
  24. Well, yeah, kind of. As weird as Amy is, she's stll a nice girl. She wants a boyfriend who shows her affection. Settling for less, and/or taking on the task of changing someone as OCD (among other things) as Sheldon, is no easy task. She seems happy enough, I suppose, but you gotta wonder how long someone can deal with that.
  25. Europa


    Far be it from me to put words in Ar Diem's mouth but I'm pretty sure he was exaggerating/being sarcastic about preferring medical procedures. Kind of like the way you might say "I'd rather have a root canal than watch another schmaltzy scene with Howard and Bernadette." As to debate, let's not kid ourselves. The purpose of debate isn't even to gain understanding of someone else's viewpoint. It's to defend your own position against an opposing view. To debate matters of faith is pointless on the face of it; by definition faith is predicated on believing something that cannot be proven.
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