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  1. As far as being in trouble with Penny, she doesn't look too happy in that picture.
  2. From the pictures the outside of his shoes look pretty much the same from the first season to the fifth. I would like to think that they have a bit bigger budget for the show than we do for our plays that run for 10-14 days. For instance, as the set designer, I am basically the Production Designer, Art Director, Set Dresser and I supervise the construction of the set, and anything over and above construction and painting the walls, I have to do (I had to build the appearance of the cabinets and put the tile in for a kitchen set ). For all that, I get less than $1000, about two day's pay for an average set dresser or a day's pay for an art director. Not complaining, except for set design. costume design, director and stage manager, everyone else is a volunteer.
  3. I did four shows at our local theatre with the same pair of shoes. It was the only pair of tennis/running shoes in my size that they had and my own personal pair were used for set painting at the theatre and furniture staining at home, so they looked terrible. By the fifth show, I had bought a new pair and used my own in the show and kept the others for paint/stain work. For Leonard, they probably got a hold of two or three pair of those decided those are "his" shoes for "his" costume and will be for all of time.
  4. Let's go back to your post, #118, shall we: You were all up in arms demanding evidence that SKJ's post wasn't just opinion, wanting proof, claiming these are subjective issues with no right or wrong, yet you are so unsure of SKJ's position that you have to use the qualifier "maybe". If you had to use the qualifier "maybe" after evidence was provided, it's rather obvious that you didn't know what he meant by his statement. And without his qualifying his statement to mean creatively( or anything else), there is no other way to take his meaning. So coming back and trying to change the meaning of the question after the evidence you asked for was given is nothing more than trying to move the goalposts. How about instead of trying to adjust the meaning of the statements to save your argument, you try to provide counter evidence to support your claim? But there is evidence. The first few years, except for 12 episodes of the third season, there were only five series regular characters. Starting in season five, there were seven, and now this season there were eight. Well, I wasn't requesting he provide evidence, I was just replying to your demand for evidence. But, if you want to step aside and don't want to provide the evidence, that's fine.
  5. Well, the statement by SKJ that "...It is high time to get back on track... Otherwise it will not be long until the show dies unnoticed..." Is provably wrong. If it "will not be long until the show dies" when that show set the highest series ratings for the episode he was talking about, it will not die unnoticed. If it takes a while for it to die, then it may die unnoticed. You can't have both at this point, it's illogical. Of course, it could die unnoticed by SKJ.
  6. Sheldon is not going to break up with Amy nor is Penny going to brak up with Leonard. If in the very unlikely and far out event that it should happen, there is no way that Penny would get together with Sheldon. Ya know what would be a real handy smiley, especially in this forum? A smiley holding a sarcasm sign.
  7. Kyzzx, I agree with you whole post, except for a minor disagreement with this. That moment in Episode 100(there are two, beginning and end of episode, but they are really the same moment) when Leonard is looking into Penny's apartment at Penny. I realize that it's supposed to be very similar to the pilot, but the look he gives her, for me anyway, is better than the look he gives her in the pilot. One born of a greater knowledge of what exactly she means to him and what they have already shared. The look she gives him back was also wonderful, and something that she couldn't have done in the pilot.
  8. Well, isn't it a good thing that we don't have to worry about that for this show for a few more years, at least?
  9. Can you define a real gig, Fruit Loop? He's worked every year since 1981, and multiple times every year since STNG ended. Whether you like him or not, almost every actor out there would love to have that kind of career.
  10. I about died when Sheldon handed Wil the Wil Wheaton action figure and said "Here, play with yourself."
  11. Remember, the babies will be smart and beautiful. Not to mention imaginary. That's what I'm going by anyway.
  12. No problem. I understand the busy thing.
  13. I'm of two minds on this. While I'm not a fan of the lying, it does address a problem of Leonard's. For all the writers have done 'fixing' Penny this season, Leonard needs a few tweaks as well. Both Prady and Molaro have stated BOTH Penny and Leonard have some growing up to do. This last episode (The Extract Obliteration) covered an issue of both Penny and Leonard. As long as the lying doesn't become an all the time(or even a quarter of the time) thing for Penny, I can overlook it once like this as a plot device to help correct a problem of Leonard's.
  14. Well, MY main interest currently is in galactic and cluster evolution, with all that goes into that. I can expand if you wish. I've done some galactic morphology identification with Galactic Zoo and have a couple of computers running [email protected] home for gravitational waves and GRBs. I've had training in undergraduate math, physics, and different programming and systems classes. I have used some graduate textbooks to study on my own, along with help by a retired professor. My main purpose was to learn General Relativity. I do not have a degree, however, I do have over 150 credit hours (more than my brother, who has a masters) which doesn't count the stuff I've done on my own. The papers I locate for the astronomy board are more general in nature and usually do not go into the details of the math and technical stuff. Most of the membership can follow the descriptions and some of the easier math and technical detail. Last auto saved: 12:04:51 AM EDT Hmmmmmmm, I'm going to have to look that up. That doesn't sound quite right, for reasons I won't go into because I risk over explaining, like Leonard. As my wife accuses me of doing all the time. However, if you do want to know, I can explain.
  15. Yeah, except for the almighty first and second seasons, according to some. And I don't get that either. It's scary how close my life could be to an amalgam of the characters and I haven't had any problem with the show after the first two seasons. After all, although it took a few years, much like the characters, I finally grew up also (although I still act like a kid at times). Over the last few years my wife has poked me and said "remember that" when ever one of the characters has taken a step forward socially, similar to one I've taken.
  16. Or uniquely creepy.... Actually, I don't think it either of them, but I couldn't resist.
  17. Doh! Yeah, considering the title of the episode, it would makes sense to reference that paper. I absolutely love arXiv. Having the education and background, but not the academic affiliation, it's great to be able to see the papers without having to buy multiple subscriptions to the journals (which I can't afford). So when I saw the arXiv on the whiteboard, I got all excited and started saying "Archive, Archive". My wife and daughter gave me the wtf looks and I had to explain. On an astronomy board that I frequent, I spend one evening a week (NOT Thursday) looking at the new astronomy and astrophysical papers for that day. I try to find 4-6 that I think might be interesting for the membership, but also try to have a variety of papers as we have a variety of people. Last week the papers were on Supernova remnants, diffuse gamma ray emissions, black hole masses, globular clusters and Neptunian L5 trojans.
  18. And even those that don't understand the equations, can look up some of the science. On "The Higgs Boson Observation", the was a reference on the white board in the guy's kitchen that had: Arxiv 1207.72.... arXiv started as the online archive of Physics papers, prior to their publication in peer reviewed journals(arXiv is pronounced "archive"). It was started in 1991 . As you can see from the link, while it has grown to include several other fields of study, physics is still the majority of papers. As far as the code on the white board, the 1207 stands for 2012, July, which is when the paper was submitted to the archive. There should be two more numbers after the 72, to identify the paper specfically within the month. The camera angle did not show what the last two numbers were. So I started going through all the papers. On the whiteboard, there was also a graph that I'm assuming will be part of the paper. I counted about 68 papers that had 1207.72 as their first six digits at arXiv. I have yet to find the paper, but I haven't had the time to do more than about one every third day. To give you the flavor of the papers there, here is one on Perturbation Theory Calculations. Just for fun this paper is the actual paper used to justify the announcement of the discovery of the Higgs Boson, and it was a 1207.72xx paper. Just be aware that it is 57 pages long and will take a while to download, if you are on a phone line.
  19. ...and that's your opinion. But then, I don't think it's like every other show, either.
  20. I think the show was and still is hilarious. I don't get the people who say the show has gotten to be too much about relationships. By my count, in the first season, 11 out of the 17 episodes had some sort of Penny/Leonard relationship interaction and 5 others had some other male(Raj, Howard, Leonard)/female interaction as one of the points of the story. In the second season, 9 out of the 23 were L/P and 10 of the rest were male(Raj, Howard, Leonard, Stuart)/female(Penny, Leslie, Stephanie) and Season 3 was mostly an entire season about L/P. Or that it's lost it's nerd background. Just from the last episode "The Re-Entry Minimization": Return from space Reference to getting a discount from the comic book store quark-gluon plasma solar system/Copernicus Madam Curie Radium Higg's boson Playing "Operation" using an actual cadaver (and with the addition of the line about the jerking leg, it was frigging funny). "Sound of Music" sing-a-long (theatre nerd, but still....) I'm sure I missed a mention somewhere. If you don't like the show, fine, say so. But, don't say the show has changed. It's always been about the character's LIVES. Those lives involve, and always have involved relationships(whether it's between roommates, friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, casual pickups, one-night stands, hookers, stalkers, casual acquaintances, neighbors, spies, bosses, other physicists, family members, whatever) science, science fiction, comic books, food, restaurants, stairs, wash rooms, work, computers, games, and again, whatever. As for how much it has become like "Friends" or "Seinfeld" I'd have to disagree, I didn't like "Friends or "Seinfeld" and I like "The Big Bang Theory" So obviously there is something different in my view.
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