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Martin Pollard

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  1. I'm not a moderator but I'm getting the feeling this thread is getting derailed by way too many personal attacks and nitpicking that are often frowned upon in other circumstances on other threads. Chill out guys, you're never going to agree. Head, meet brick wall! This stopped being about Leonard and Penny Season 8 so far ( a season that for most here I assume is over ) a long time ago. Sheesh!

    Personal attacks and nitpicking lead by the esteemed Mr. Impartial Moderator, which is the most disappointing thing of all. For if the site moderator, the #2 person around here, is engaging in behavior that would be called out and censured if anyone else did it, what hope is there for a forum? Shenanigans like this are why I've been doing nothing but lurking for a while now, and am seriously contemplating leaving for good. The atmosphere in these forums has become toxic, and I don't see a solution appearing any time soon.

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  2. Handy tip that I had resisted for a long time. Mine is hardy exploding though. On the other hand I mostly avoid shipping threads.


    Well, I may be exaggerating slightly. ;) But it's definitely gotten longer during the course of S8, particularly after the finale. (I take no pleasure in it, believe me, since I'd rather have a productive conversation with everybody, but in my opinion, that's not possible right now. Ignore lists are blunt instruments, to be sure, but useful ones when situations become intolerable.)

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  3. Why such anger? God.


    Why do you think my ignore list is now bulging to the exploding point? I come here to enjoy myself, but this season has made otherwise sane, rational people act like rabid jackasses on hypersteroids. Since I'm not obligated to put up with such nonsense, into the list they go (and they're more than welcome to do the same to me, if they haven't already), and they're not coming out until they calm down and grow thicker skins. I value my peace of mind too much.

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  4. the theme song: "the autotrophs began to drool"

    -autotrophs don't have salivary glands (since by definition they create their own "food") and therefore do not drool

    "Neanderthals developed tools"

    - Homo neanderthalensis didn't develop tools, that was Homo habilis (long before the evolution of Homo neanderthalensis)


    To be fair, it was Barenaked Ladies, not the producers, who wrote the theme song. I do recall one of the band members saying that the "autotrophs" line was intended as a joke.


    As for the second... c'mon, man, it's just a theme song. Say the word "Neanderthal" to Joe Average Viewer, and it's a pretty good bet he's going to have some idea what you're talking about. Mention "Homo habilis" and they're gonna go, "Dafuq?" ;) Gotta keep it accessible to the viewer, 99.999999999999999999999999% of whom aren't obsessed with details and scientific accuracy like the hardcore fans.

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  5. well excuse me for having my own opinion!!!!!!! why\ don't you get over it!!

    I asked if anyone esle does if you don't then move along


    Tensor already said what I would have, in a much nicer tone than I would have. Still, to address your points one by one:

    1. You're most certainly allowed to have your own opinion. Just like I'm allowed to have mine. See how that works?
    2. I have nothing to get over, as I'm not the one with the thin skin.
    3. You asked for a public opinion in a public forum. You're not guaranteed or entitled to only get the answers you like.

    Welcome to the Thunderdome.

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  6. I still think Raj needs someone he has a bit of conflict with at first.  Then develop the relationship.  If he justs meets a sweet girl, and everything is hunky dory, then why would an audience get invested in it.  We need a bit of drama!


    In other words, Emily. ;):biggrin:

  7. It's rants like that which confirm, in other peoples' minds, that fans are obsessive crazies that should be wrapped in straightjackets, thrown in a padded room, shot to the gills with Thorazine, and fed warm pudding for the rest of their lives. Posting something like that in one of these forums is one thing, but throwing it out in public? :shok:

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  8. A better baseball analogy would be that the entire run of the series is a single game, with each season being an inning. (It's not perfect, of course, as this particular game will have more than nine innings.) In practically every game, a team can have a bad inning; in this case, Lenny had one bad inning out of eight. The game itself is still being played, with the important thing being how the game ends. If both Shamy and Lenny are married by the series finale, we can call the game even, as this particular game allows tie endings. :)

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  9. wait is that before or after Raj & Stuart elope Martin?


    They'll never get to that point. Emily will go all Sweeny Todd on them first. (See what I did there?)




    Well, not to us, anyway.

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  10. While I don't believe there were a few make out sessions, his comment and tone in which it was spoken(he said "there was kissing". If it was a drunken kiss initiated by her, he would have said "she kissed me once".)indicated to me that the session went on a longer than her drunkenly throwing herself at him, and his putting an immediate stop to it. In that case it really doesn't matter who started it, at that point, they were both willing participants.


    Were they? And was it?


    The way it was written, it could be interpreted in many different ways. We have absolutely no information to go on other than those three words. Everyone is assuming anything and everything based on that, depending on their feelings and biases. A lot of supposition based on "tone" and whether something was "out of character," but almost no absolute, factual information whatsoever. (In fact, from what I can see, it's the people here who have hated S8 the most are the ones that are assuming the absolute worst of Leonard.)


    We have three words. Three words. We don't know exactly what happened. We probably won't know for certain until S9.


    I wish people would start using their heads about this. People who are otherwise sane and rational are going batcrap crazy over a few words and a LOT of supposition. It really, seriously makes me wonder just how much of a fan of the show these people are, if they're getting so totally unglued (to the point of threatening to never watch it again) over three words and some "tone."

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  11. it wasn't only to her it was to everybody that chime in agreeing with her comment.


    Both Tripper and Tensor have said many, many times to report posts rather than make comments and inflame the situation. Perhaps that would have been the better course of action?

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  12. I liked Yvette a lot. I wonder why that never went anywhere.


    I figure that either the producers wanted to go in a different direction (i.e. Emily), or the actress who played Yvette (Tania Raymonde) wasn't interested in continuing the role, even on a recurring basis.

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