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  1. One thing: Penny is not shamed by it so much. She is, to my recollection, unapologetic. I think that demonstrates character and confidence. She is not cowed by the mentions of her past and doesn’t hide from it. She stands up to the intellectuals too. Less about mind and reason, more about body and experience. And why not?
  2. It doesn’t, absolutely, but maybe until we reach Culture-like levels of sophistication and longevity it is enough for most people to use as a mental shorthand for something. Heinlein messed up my viewpoint years ago on this, both with John Smith and Lazarus Long. Once the AIs take over and resolve scarcity we’ll fine with it (or we’ll all be just scavenging in the rubble of civilisation - it could go either way). I think comedy based on “othering” people is pretty common (serendipitous pun, what!). Penny gives as good as she gets and not shamed by any of this, so that’s at least good, if not quite redeeming. BTW I have no idea how far away these episodes are from the Antipodes. It’s non-rating season now, so I’d guess months. I can’t say I’m at all a-quiver for it anyway because, hey - Shamy. Not a fan.
  3. *blush* Awww. Thanks... all. It was a good day too. Cheers Nog
  4. Could it be Leela’s outfit? Please let it be. (Realistically, maybe for the honeymoon, once they’ve finished the math - Like Leonard and the green body paint, it could be a thing too. I’d get it)
  5. Vale Sarah Jane.... And The Doctor couldn’t even get her back to the right suburb when he dropped her home. One reason it’s one of the longest running TV franchise (54 seasons) ever is that they built the reboot into the design of the show. Every generation gets their own Doctor during their formative years. But there’ll only be one adult Sheldon. (Well, nominally adult ). Edit: unless we get Sheldon: The Golden Years as a bookend. I’d lay money there’s been a pitch.
  6. I caught the episode where Sheldon and Amy evaluate their marital “seconds”. Stuart had the job for two days as Shelly’s second. Whaaat? I have no doubt they could put Leonard back on the shelf if it gets better laughs in the writers room. AND Leonard is a sunk cost. The brother is a part of the new franchise and hence a viable asset. btw I came back after a long hiatus so it was “interesting” to watch the show through the S/A POV, seemingly, from the off. And Penny is now declaring she is Amy’s best friend - not the other way around. It was unsettling, But c’est la guerre.
  7. Thanks. Just passing by. I’m more avidly watching the biggest reality show. Sheldon turns out to be not so awful really. There are worse people around. And I’m guessing Penny and Leonard set up house together in around May 2019? Can’t wait.
  8. “No capes!” - Edna Mode The Incredibles (2004)
  9. It’s art. Deal with it. No expectations of privacy with a published work of art. And a special call out to all those kids who get to share a birthday with Jesus.
  10. The wicked part of that is that he still engaged you. They’ll take irritation over indifference. I’m working on indifference because I can’t be that engaged with such an obvious clown.
  11. It was art. So it’s out there. The audience reacts as they do. That’s art’s purpose, isn’t it? ( that’s all I’ve got on that - can we talk about the mutual betrayals in the al fresco sex affair instead? I’ve got real problems with that.)
  12. Let’s next examine when Leonard guilted Penny into lots of no doubt enjoyable sex in traditionally inappropriate geographical locations. Then she set his mum on him. I’m not sure whether he set up a “permission structure” (jargon alert) that enabled Penny to do what she really wanted to do anyway (see the Mike blog) or was exploiting her. He then broke an intimate trust by bragging about it to demonstrate his power to himself and his male friends. AND am also not sure (but am inclined to believe) that her retaliation and consequent trust breaking was disproportionate and, knowing what she knew about his psychological damage (it was documented in a fracking book), was even purposefully sadistic. This show gets callous sometimes for the laughs. Lucky it’s fiction. My favourite line from the episode “You always go left!” The look from Penny/Ms Cuoco... Edit: WRT the “Ape” movie. Screen culture is one of the arts. Nudes have been art since year dot. The piece wasn’t a stolen private item. That’s all I have to say about that.
  13. So, not the iconoclast so much. More a teenage rebel, but now going back to tradition. No longer the new man. Comforting traditionalist, maybe.
  14. Ceteris paribus, responses to fidelity issues rest entirely with the parties. It’s when there is a power disparity that exploitation occurs. Penny maybe had lesser economic power when she found out about Leonard and the boat - I forget if she had the pharma job. But now she has the upper hand economically she is freer to choose. And she chose to go on. No one is property. So, given that there was equivalent economic power levels between Leonard and Priya, if Leonard found Pryia’s actions offensive but Priya was willing to forgive his bad actions simply to excuse her bad actions then I feel Leonard was justified in breaking up. Leonard found his own actions offensive anyway. I think he may have fallen on his sword regardless - he never loved Priya - they were bump buddies.
  15. If the main story is about wedding planning then the well seems a bit dry. Is there anyway they can add more of a Mrs Davis-like character to the venture? That might fix things. Can they do something novel as they limp towards curtain, or do they just keep limping?
  16. Not just that they are iconic. The set embodies the premise.There is no point because they aren’t changing that. They just moved a notional resting place from one side of the corridor to the other. They have their groove down. They can keep going. Though the terracotta tiles in Penny’s old kitchen are beginning to date. They got this far with what they did originally. Even if the stage burned down they’d as likely rebuild as is and go on, rather than do novel set designs, I’d suspect.
  17. Impulsively, my brain spontaneously combusted itself. Edit: it was a small fire. (Not a “bushfire”. Which is Aussie for “wildfire” - which sounds eldritch or something from Westeros)
  18. (Warmly) I feel it’s more about expectations of story loading and weighting. Leonard & Penny maybe didn’t need any wedding planning. They had prevaricated enough. I’m fine with that - it’s just “wedding planning” per se that is challenging. Call me unromantic (“you’re unromantic!” they shout) but I could watch Petticoat Junction for that. I want to see people having fun sometimes. Paint ball wedding party? I’d watch. Planning the paint ball wedding party - hmm, maybe no. And maybe an issue is the ineluctable fact that Sheldon/ Shamy are the featured leads. If you only like 3/8ths of the show, but you really like those bits, what can you do? Just grumble I guess. Or not. But hey, you can’t have everything. At least there’s 3/8ths. *sigh*
  19. You could be right... but then, he may have. In my (personal) experience obsessed readers/ viewers tend to seek content from a source they engaged with rewardingly to hopefully get more of the same. And the boys are collectors. Leonard might likely want to complete the set - even if he didn’t want to watch Barry Lyndon, ACO is still speculative enough that it would be able to sit on the shelf next to 2001. He might prefer space opera, but I’d like think he has the capacity for dystopian visions. He lives in one. Of course the application of the Ludovico technique in the film might have meant he only watched once. Too close to home, what with his mother and all. I thought the “one of us chant” was from Stephen Sommers The Mummy franchise. I have only seen Freaks once long ago, so I didn’t get that the reference in The Mummy was to that. Thanks for the info. I’d suspect some amongst writers have read the canon. I think Chuck Lorre has said he has - but don’t quote me - I can’t cite a source. These folks are likely very catholic in their cultural diet. So it makes sense they drop in some winks and nods for fun.
  20. Humbert Humbert is pretty topical right now. I don’t think Sheldon read about him. Edit: otherwise we would not have had “Stu in the zoo”. Leonard got it.
  21. Yup. I’d believe Leonard would. It’s canonical. They’d have watched 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange too. Well, Leonard would’ve. Sheldon maybe would not. Leonard has mentioned his love of classic science fiction. I like think he would have roamed a bit outside pop culture. Though this was pop culture - before pop culture was aimed at the pocket money of 15 year old boys.
  22. The challenge is that he’s a jerk and now the hero. It’s confusing. Jerk or disorder - I go with jerk. It’s his choice - it’s not like his knocking. Or it’s pathology - which it can’t be. So confusing. (and it’s comedy, that sometimes just can’t be defended except just on the comedy merits - I didn’t laugh that much at Itchy Sweater, so that failed multi-dimensionaly )
  23. Yes. Saving the apartment - but killing the elevator (hehe) - isn’t a justification or excuse - though I think if you wander back through the long (sooo long) arguments on relative virtues, it has been raised as one. And the higher truth is they do need each other - until the show wraps.
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