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EddieTellerstory

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  1. I just didn't like how the show glossed over the theme of academic dishonesty. Leonard ought to have known better than to re-write a paper for another student. I wouldn't want to have someone like him marking my papers as a TA or Professor. .
  2. Not happy... it snowed today. We got 30cm and it's still coming down. Temps are hovering at -10c.
  3. Highway of Heroes - The Trews. When we wwere posted in Trenton, we had to drive this road everytime one of our fallen was repatriated.
  4. Nellie McClung Roberta Bondar Edith Cavell Mary Schaffer Warren Justice Bertha Wilson Mary Two-Axe Dr Harriet Brooks Lady Amelia Douglas Bill Reid Charles Edenshaw
  5. The law in most common law countries is pretty clear on what constitutes a sexual assault - it is the failure to gain and acknowledge consent. Not seeing where the lack of consent by either party occurred. So far the law in most common law countries has not found extreme intoxication to void the ability to consent. However, even if consent is giving at the beginning of any sexual act, once the consent is removed (iow, please stop - I've changed my mind) any continuation of a sexual act is without consent and therefore falls under the blanket law of an assault. Last time I looked, in a common law country, No still means No.
  6. Bit of a bully aren't you? If I knew you in real life, I'd tell you that archaic ,patriarchal structures and codes of behaviour are so very last millennium - right up there with witch burning, Spanish Inquisition, male privilege and stiff upper lips.. Grown men are just that, a grown man and quite capable of deciding whether to exercise their free will to show their emotions. If more men did, we wouldn't require advertisements and products that deal with headupbuttitus. An affliction you clearly suffer from by your knuckledragging response.
  7. But as Sheldon would say... "Where's the challenge?" if you were to always maintain a perfect grade? Have you thought about studying Cryptography/cryptanalysis for a hobby?
  8. Ah yes, the old "everything from Europe is better" argument. So how are those countries requiring economic bailouts doing these days? How are your natural resources doing these days? Still got lots to feed, heat and clothe your populations? How are those Freedom of Expression/Religion laws working out these days? Bet if we asked Finnish Romas/Sami how they are getting along, they'd have something to say. You seemed to have overlooked that the majority of Americans are in fact of European descent. Non cadit ab arbore pomum dicis? Things from this side of of pond aren't looking too good for little countries over in Europe right now. My government is debating whether to bail out yet another mismanaged European country. Best be careful where you toss your apple core when you cite "European studies".
  9. Making Cylon toast, Looming, More train rides, giving Amy a kiss, singing soft kitty
  10. Speaking of intelligence, you might want to try some on... your posting of late is very antagonistic, xenophobic, naive and misogynistic.
  11. Sushi bars... don't get the fascination to eat raw fish - I mean I come from a culture that survives by the bounty of the sea... but we cook. smoke or can our fish. Those blue alcohol drinks from a bottle that smell and taste like jet fuel... why add caffiene to alcohol, all you get is a wide awake drunk then... Pink hunting cammo... yes, because Bambi is attracted to fashionistas in the bush wearing pink... as a matter of fact pink anything... isn't it time we stopped using colours to assign gender to people? "green" cleaning products. Unless it's lemon from a lemon, anything else is a chemical mixture... with a green label on it... Men who wear cowboy attire that aren't cowboys... Disposible electronics - it's cheaper to replace them than fix them. I like having my old VIC still working... wonder if my Alienware will last as long? The Princess phenom... my granddaughter was all about being a princess long before she ever saw her first Disney movie...
  12. This is probably one of the most uneducated posts I've seen about mixed faith marriages. Male circumcision is not restricted to just being of the Jewish faith, many other faiths believe in it. However, in North America, Britain, Australia male circumcision rose to approx 72% of all male children regardless of religious affiliation by the 1950s. It was no longer seen as just a religious rite of passage for some faiths, it was seen as a health issue for men. Even today, those who work in the area of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV hold that a circumcised penis reduces the risk of infection. In your observation of Judaism versus Catholicism, you have factored out that this marriage has other social constructs that will affect their relationship. such as oh.. they are both American, highly educated and live is a society that simply doesn't care anymore who one marries. I've noticed that a quite a few of your posts are centred around Howard's Judaism... it appears that you aren't as concerned with the rest of the character's religious affiliations as you are Howard's. I think in my humble opinion that you have missed the social commentary of the show where religion simply has a different place amongst those who study science. Each character has demonstrated how one reconciles one's beliefs to scientific pursuits.
  13. With most TV anf Movie product placement is about advertising. It's not just what is on the show but what commerical advertisers are paying to have their ads on during the airing of the show. So say, Dell was paying the show to advertise their product on the actual show you could surmise that another computer manufacturer would either not want to pay for further advertisement because of the conflict or they larger paying advertiser would seek to have competition items either blurred (if already in post production) or not used at all. Then you can consider that the producers of the show may feel that providing free advertisement for products is not some thing they want to do and if there isn't a deal with the company/product they will change the name. blank out the logo or place a generic cover on it. Then there is the "can't help using the product because it's part of the scene"... like a vehicle. Say the show had an external scene with a domestic brand car, if that car company felt that the brand name of the vehicle could or is being used to portray a negative response... like a serial killer murdering his victim on the car's hood with the logo showing, then that car company would ask for the logo and maybe the grill (if it's recogniable and part of the brand) to be changes/covered up or altered. If it's being protrayed in the positive light, then the car company will consent to the logo etc being shown. Most product use is covered off by the thank you credit at the end of the movie/show... it'll either read "vehicles supplied by" in the case of the car maker providing vehicels at no or reduced cast to the show/movie or a "thank you to xxx car company in the case where they show bought, rented, leased a vehicle for the show (and these can include vehicles used just for transporting the cast and crew around and not seen on screen. Then there is trademark use, copyright or patent restrictions. Sometimes they are caught during production other times they are caught in post. Reproducing or using a trademarked logo without permission can land the show in a legal battle for damages. Art work or works of art are also something that the prop dept has to deal with. If they are using an art work in a scene, they must obtain the necessary permissions to use it Now for the Apple stuff... Apple has a very aggressive product placement program and does not pay to have their products used in shows and movies. They will lend their product to the show/movie. If the Executives feel they don't want to give Apple free advertisement, they'll "greek "it out. Greeking is a term used in post production to blur out product names in post. (This term is borrowed from the world of print when they run boilerplate ("greek") text to fit where ad copy will eventually be placed.)
  14. Yes, because the character of Howard didn't already have a "bossy" women in his life. So what exactly has changed? Why does everyone think that the Howard character is going to change? Geeks and Nerds get married all the time - have you seen how many couples attend Comic Con? I see Howard getting to be just as obnoxious as before but with a different tact... he is now the only one with a permanent relationship and he's the only actually been to space. I see obnoxious written all over that...lol Recall if you will, the ISS and the state of being in a prolonged microgravity causes a) premature aging, loss of bone density and c) muscle tearing when returned to gravity, d) puffy faces, e) bird legs, f) risks to circulation, g) lengthening of the spine, and massive space sickness or what is known on earth as sea leg syndrome. I can see huge amounts of humour potential deriving from Howard's mission into space... he was taller so now he's obsessed with any more loss of height than before...yay, more Hobbit jokes... he looks older, he has worse bird legs than before, he has to walk on all fours to keep his balance etc...
  15. Probably more to do with permissions, royalties and copyright stuff.... if the show gets to use it, they do... if not.. they don't.
  16. Mememememememememe! Hubby is more geekier than me... the kid and grands are way smarter than either of us... We taught our kid that the guys with the ability to tell the difference between a vertebrae and an exoskeleton are probably worth having a second date with.
  17. Maybe a cool twist in the story arc would be Raj has his selective mutism now only happen when Howard is around him and Raj discovers that he can speak to women that have a certain characteristic ... say ... they only speak a rare language from a teeny country with a small population... so the gang try the dating site to try and find the perfect match... turns out that the female is a dead ringer for Howard in drag. Since Howard sets off his selective mutism now, the female look-a-like causes all sorts of problems with Raj and his mutism.
  18. For the most part your comments on the conditions of poverty in the US are somehwhat accurate. However, the living conditions on Native Reservations put even that population below the condition you set out above. I suggest you watch the Diane Sawyer 20/20 documentary on Pine Ridge. Fresh, clean water eludes most of these communities as does indoor toilets and heat sources for their shacks. Disease is rampant and TB infection rate is high in every community along with cholera, samonella, e.coli. The education levels of these kids are on average below highschool level. The average income on Pine Ridge is 1500.00 per YEAR. While the rest of the US have stats about phones... 53% of those living on reservations don't even have a basic phone service the rest of the US are at 5% that don't have a phone. Hardly living like kings compared to your example... you don't need to travel to Africa to see real poverty, just look in our backyards. As an aside on the buffalo comment, they aren't buffalo.. they are bison. Buffalo like the name, Indian is a misnomer. The two species in NA are bison bison and bison athabascae. This is a bison bison...
  19. You need to come over to the dark side of the 49th... we have gay marriage, health care, poutine and maple syrup! On the darker side we have Celine Dion, Nickleback and the CFL... I hear they give cookies out on that side though... sounds fair..lol
  20. Because believe it or not, we're teaching our daughters that the guys who know the difference between a T-Rex and hippo, plays with action figures and can recite the Periodic Table are going to be way better fathers for their kids... compared to the bad boys who are usually on the run from mulitple child support payments... LOL
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