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***PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL ENTRIES PROVIDED BY ME ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, AND MAY ONLY BE USED WITH MY WRITTEN PERMISSION.*** Okay, the first episode began with Leonard and Sheldon considering donating at a Sperm Bank. (Also, the first appearance of Vernee Watson). No deposits made. If the guys would not donate 12 years ago to strangers, what 'twist' or 'turn' would have made them change their minds to donate to people they know? Again the same ultimate conclusion 'reached' 12 years ago: coiti interrupti . It's like Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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How do Leonard and Sheldon have allergies to cats, yet the both had cats, Most notably Sargent Fuzzyboots, and Zazzles?

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It is not technically an error, but more a fun fact. Sheldon is know to have an oddly shaped uvula (evident when he yawns). A deviated uvula can be an indicator of a stroke sign. Yet, later in the same episode, we learn that Sheldon actually has a bifurcated uvula ( a uvula that is two uvulae (aka a bifid)). A bifurcated uvula (bifid) is a form of cleft palate. "It'll behoove ya to care for your uvula."

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I've got a beef with Kobe Beef. In season one, Penny informs Sheldon of the variety of burgers offered by The Cheesecake Factory, including a Kobe Beef Burger. They are not Kobe Beef. True Kobe was only sold in a handful of USA high end restaurants, at about $100.00 per pound. Even today Kobe beef is listed on menus, but look closely. The menu will have asterisks (*) and/or, call it Kobe 'Style' Beef, or American Kobe. Double error (an error within an error (like the beef within the bun)), Sheldon should have been aware of this and informed Penny. ...and the beef goes on.

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Season one, Howard hooks up with Penny's friend, ( noone's friend gets her stuffed bears all sweaty), Christy Vanderbel 'the Whore of Omaha'. Christy , being 'The Whore of Omaha", proclaims, with surprise,  Howard is her "first Jew". Since she has slept with the entire population of Omaha, she has not seen a man with the brisful covenant, so how surprised could she be? She may be a whore, but I doubt she literally coitused her brains out. Granted, all true Jews have the brisful covenant, but not all gentiles are natural, or as Zak would say, "All thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs".

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In a recent episode, season 12, Sheldon is upset because Amy and Sheldon's Super-Asymmetry paper was thought to be disproved long ago. Sheldon seeks solace in a prepared VCR tape made by Young Sheldon. The message was erased with his father's half time football speech. Sheldon makes a football metaphor, and Amy asks Sheldon if that was his first sports metaphor, and Sheldon responds 'yes'. He then makes a 'second' metaphor (commenting on the first using a baseball metaphor, 'hitting a home run'. This is an error by Sheldon. He first used a sports metaphor in the 'panty pinata'  episode with Penny. Sheldon banished Penny because she had 3 strikes. It was a sports metaphor...baseball. There is an error within the error, as well. Sheldon committed a grammatical error. He used a mixed metaphor (football and baseball). He should have called it a touchdown, not a home run. Perhaps this error was intentional. Perhaps by the last episode we will learn that Sheldon has early dementia. I doubt it, but, if so, it would be a powerful statement  on the scourge of Dementia, showing that no one is immune. It reminds me of the award winning old movie, Charly'. (that that is is that that is not is not is that it it is=That, that is, is. That, that is not, is not. Is that it? It is!)

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Season-2 Episode-1 Sheldon comments on Penny's unorthodox laundry skills, claiming she might as well go down to the river and 'beat her clothes with a rock'. Sheldon should have said 'beat her clothes on a rock'. What Sheldon stated amounts to a stoning of her clothes. This activity equates with the archaic practice of stoning of Adulteresses and Witches. Perhaps, at best, a misgiven theoretical attempt at clothes washing, that, at worst, resulted in torn blood stained clothes. Plus the wearer saw better days , as well.  Hardly clothes washing. Fun Fact-hydrogen peroxide will get out even dried blood stains on clothing, but not if heated in a drier, or burned at the stake .

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Season-2 Episode -1 Sheldon remarks , when asked to keep a secret, he has more ticks than a Lyme Disease Research Center. Lyme Disease is caused by the Deer Tick harboring the bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. It is named Lyme Disease because it was originally discovered in Lyme, CT. However, it has been found in a person, The Iceman. He lived 5000 years ago. There are PBS shows on the man. He was frozen and preserved in a Swiss Alps glacier, intact. He was murder by a friend. DNA analysis showed his DNA and that of Lyme Disease. He had arthritic joints from the disease. He also had many tattoos surrounding those inflamed arthritic joints. Perhaps, the earliest proof of acupuncture, and/or injection of medicine. I think the disease should also be called Iceman Disease. Sheldon should have been aware of this.

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Season-2 Episode-2 Sheldon told Penny he could not go to the movies alone due to fear of choking on popcorn, and having no one to administer the Heimlich maneuver.  False, Sheldon would know you can always Heimlich yourself .

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***CAUTION***THIS ENTRY IS FOR THE HIGHLY NERDY, OR FOOT DOCTORS, OR NERDY PODIATRISTS. In Season- 2, Episode 5 Sheldon claims his smaller than average little toes and incisors are a clinical sign that he is a more evolved person, but not yet a Homo novus. I can not speak about the incisors, but as to the smaller than normal little toe ( digiti quinti minimi) being a indicator of higher genetic evolution, it is not. By that logical stream, those with Ainhum (dactylolysis spontanea ) would be the most evolved humans on the planet. Ainhum is a genetically related painful autoamputation of usually the 5th toe. Now, an Atavistic Hallux, as found in primates, may be another limb to bend.

In Season- 2 Episode-6 Sheldon thanks Ramona Nowitzki for pumicing his hammertoe. Since he had stated he had a smaller than average little toe, it is most likely Sheldon has a heloma durum on his 2nd PIPJ (Proximal Interphalangeal Joint), statistically. Perhaps, Sheldon has a Morton's Foot, as well.

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On 3/3/2019 at 11:54 AM, Stephen Hawking said:

Actually, he said he had "more nervous tics than a lyme disease research facility". 

Okay. Sheldon states the verbal response of tic, or tick. They sound the same. The captions read as 'tics' ,but other sites have it as 'ticks'. Some times the captions are wrong. For example, in a season 2 episode during  Secret Agent Laser Obstacle Chess, the guys were humming a circus/magician theme, but the caption read as the theme from Mission Impossible. I think it is better, and funnier, as 'ticks'. We know Sheldon has 'nervous tics', such as in Tourette syndrome, when keeping secretes. The line should read as ' more nervous ticks than a lyme disease research facility', because any ticks in a research facility would be nervous. Perhaps, the ticks might(mite) have tics. The ticks could be additionally nervous because they 'mite' hear 'Lime' Disease Research Facility, and have additional cause for nervous tics, because Lime can kill ticks. Although, the ticks mite try to use the Lime to make a Margarita, or perhaps a Bloody Mary, using their own 'borrowed' blood.

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In a season 3 episode, Leonard adds to the list of what threatens  Howard. Leonard states Howard is also threatened by loud noises, clowns, and nuns. Yet, in a future episode, Howard is initially threatened about speaking to Summer Glau, so he turns and speaks to a pair of nuns. It's a Jewish miracle, or perhaps explained by Eddie Murphy's line in 48 Hours, " Lack of p***y makes you brave, man! "

Season 3 Episode 15. Both Penny and Sheldon get violently  ill at the same time, and can not go to the CERN Supercollider, yet Sheldon blames Penny. This is impossible. They both were infected with the virus, at the same time. If Penny got sick, and then Sheldon, then Sheldon's theory would at least be plausible. They both probably got it from a common fomite ( non-living carrier, like a Cheesecake Factory plate), as opposed to a vector (a living carrier of disease). Sheldon, being a germophobe, would know this. Perhaps, this is another example of Sheldon's brain disfunction. For Example, Sheldon was not sure if Penny lived in Nebraska, before crossing it off a map, as a possible residence, before becoming a Bosite.

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Season 3, when the guys have a peeing contest while trying to resolve ownership of the Lord of The Rings ring, Sheldon states his mother 'has a mild addiction to Dr Pepper, but in a later episode Mary Cooper offers Howard a Coke. Did a mild Dr Pepper addiction lead to harder stuff, liike Coke, or was Mary Cooper hording all her Dr Pepper for herself, or does she want to reserve Dr Pepper for Dr Sheldon Lee Cooper, instead of Mr Howard Joel Walowitz??

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On 3/15/2019 at 6:59 PM, Molecules said:

or does she want to reserve Dr Pepper for Dr Sheldon Lee Cooper, instead of Mr Howard Joel Walowitz??

Maybe she was saving them for Dr Gablehouser.

ETA: I'm glad someone got it. 😀

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On 3/14/2019 at 7:10 PM, Molecules said:

Season 3 Episode 15. Both Penny and Sheldon get violently  ill at the same time, and can not go to the CERN Supercollider, yet Sheldon blames Penny. This is impossible. They both were infected with the virus, at the same time

That's not necessarily true.   Penny could very easily have gotten the bug from somewhere, then passed it on to Sheldon, before showing symptoms (as shown in the the show).  Differences in onset can be attributed to variations in their immune systems.  

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11 hours ago, Tensor said:

That's not necessarily true.   Penny could very easily have gotten the bug from somewhere, then passed it on to Sheldon, before showing symptoms (as shown in the the show).  Differences in onset can be attributed to variations in their immune systems.  

Season 12, episode 6  "The Imitation Perturbation"  Halloween episode   Penny relates to Leonard about their first kiss. Leonard says it was at her Halloween party when Kurt was there. She counters that it was on his birthday where he missed his party.  She said that kiss was more memorable to her than the others. But wasn't she still dating Mike at this point?  It was not until the next episode that she broke up with Mike.  So, if she felt this was more memorable  then she kind of cheated on Mike.  Just a little observation

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16 hours ago, Tensor said:

That's not necessarily true.   Penny could very easily have gotten the bug from somewhere, then passed it on to Sheldon, before showing symptoms (as shown in the the show).  Differences in onset can be attributed to variations in their immune systems.   

Okay, here goes. Penny , and Sheldon had symptoms appear simultaneously, there fore they were exposed to the virus/bacteria, at the same time. If Penny was the culprit, then she would have been symptomatic before Sheldon. The virus/bacteria incubate in the human  host (as in a petri dish),at a constant speed, usually within 24 hours of culturing, but a 24 hour 'no growth 'dish is saved for 24 more hours to see if any growth occurs after 24 more hours for a total of 48 hours. Also, a person's immune system takes days to detect the foreign virus/bacteria, and then start making antibodies, and begin replicating the antibody producing white blood cells. Aperson's immune system efficiency does not come into play in germ transmission, because the immune system has not begun. Prior exposure would help. It is the reason for vaccines. A disabled virus is given to a patient. The patient does not get the full blown disease, but is protected. When Sheldon and Penny get symptoms simultaneously, they had to be exposed simultaneously, as well. Whether a person has AIDS or a normal immune system, the germs populate at the same speed in each person. Granted genetics come in play. There are people with innate immunity to AIDS. If Penny and Sheldon have normal immune systems, then they could not get simultaneous symptoms, unless they were exposed simultaneously.

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6 hours ago, Mario D. said:

Season 12, episode 6  "The Imitation Perturbation"  Halloween episode   Penny relates to Leonard about their first kiss. Leonard says it was at her Halloween party when Kurt was there. She counters that it was on his birthday where he missed his party.  She said that kiss was more memorable to her than the others. But wasn't she still dating Mike at this point?  It was not until the next episode that she broke up with Mike.  So, if she felt this was more memorable  then she kind of cheated on Mike.  Just a little observation

Penny is pretty free with her lips (that slut bunny). She's kissed Sheldon (with Amy, while holding him down), Raj (when everything became beautiful, Amy (give me some sugar besty), but none for Howard. Penny maybe free with the lips, but she still has standards. To Penny, kissing Howard would be like dragging her tongue across the city dump (and not after the rose parade)..

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1 minute ago, Molecules said:

Penny is pretty free with her lips (that slut bunny). She's kissed Sheldon (with Amy, while holding him down), Raj (when everything became beautiful, Amy (give me some sugar besty), but none for Howard. Penny maybe free with the lips, but she still has standards. To Penny, kissing Howard would be like dragging her tongue across the city dump (and not after the rose parade)..

First, Amy kissed Penny and that was unsuspected nor wanted. That was all Amy. Second, Penny did not kiss Sheldon on the lips, just the cheeks and nose. Amy, his girlfriend, was kissing him as well. Leonard, her boyfriend, was there as well. Apparently it wasn't a big deal. They were just having fun with Sheldon! She is not a slut bunny, in my humble opinion! Dr Plimpton was most definitely a slut bunny!

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3 hours ago, Molecules said:

Okay, here goes. Penny , and Sheldon had symptoms appear simultaneously, there fore they were exposed to the virus/bacteria, at the same time. If Penny was the culprit, then she would have been symptomatic before Sheldon.

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Granted genetics come in play. There are people with innate immunity to AIDS. If Penny and Sheldon have normal immune systems, then they could not get simultaneous symptoms, unless they were exposed simultaneously.

This is simply wrong.   Incubation for the flu virus, in humans, can vary from one to four days, while the mean is two days.   It can vary based on method of transmission (some methods are more efficient, for example, in large droplet aerosols), number of viruses received (since growth is exponential, doubling or more,  the number received can theoretically cut the symptom onset time in half).  It can also vary depending on a persons immune system.  In the case of the flu, if one has prior antibodies, that are close enough to the current virus, or a immune system that is operating at peak efficiency, that person could be more efficient in fighting the virus, lengthening the incubation period, without stopping it.  

So, Penny could easily have come into contact with a small number of viral particles, have the number grow, and then passed on a greater number of viral particles to Sheldon, causing a quicker onset for Sheldon.   

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11 hours ago, Tensor said:

This is simply wrong.   Incubation for the flu virus, in humans, can vary from one to four days, while the mean is two days.   It can vary based on method of transmission (some methods are more efficient, for example, in large droplet aerosols), number of viruses received (since growth is exponential, doubling or more,  the number received can theoretically cut the symptom onset time in half).  It can also vary depending on a persons immune system.  In the case of the flu, if one has prior antibodies, that are close enough to the current virus, or a immune system that is operating at peak efficiency, that person could be more efficient in fighting the virus, lengthening the incubation period, without stopping it.  

So, Penny could easily have come into contact with a small number of viral particles, have the number grow, and then passed on a greater number of viral particles to Sheldon, causing a quicker onset for Sheldon.   

I agree!

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On 3/18/2019 at 6:57 PM, chucky said:

First, Amy kissed Penny and that was unsuspected nor wanted. That was all Amy. Second, Penny did not kiss Sheldon on the lips, just the cheeks and nose. Amy, his girlfriend, was kissing him as well. Leonard, her boyfriend, was there as well. Apparently it wasn't a big deal. They were just having fun with Sheldon! She is not a slut bunny, in my humble opinion! Dr Plimpton was most definitely a slut bunny!

Yes, Amy kissed Penny, but Penny is quite able to stop an unwanted, sudden kiss. Just ask Howard's Face. i think we all can agree that lips have various uses  ( not just lips to lips (be they facial, minora, or majora)). Sheldon mathematically thought Penny a 'slut' and inquired about the 31 estimated Penny Partners, and Sheldon is a genius. Is a labial ménage à trois   with Amy less slutty? These are fictional characters played by actors. Please do not be offended, and I apologize. It still seems Sheldon thinks Penny is a slut, and asked her. Penny's reply of defiance waned as she repeated the response out loud. I suppose there are varying degrees of general sluttiness, and promiscuity, just ask Leslie Winkle. Penny is great (sans the alcohol addiction), that is why I added the bunny. I was being Dickensian.

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2 minutes ago, Molecules said:

Yes, Amy kissed Penny, but Penny is quite able to stop an unwanted, sudden kiss. Just ask Howard's Face. i think we all can agree that lips have various uses  ( not just lips to lips (be they facial, minora, or majora)). Sheldon mathematically thought Penny a 'slut' and inquired about the 31 estimated Penny Partners, and Sheldon is a genius. Is a labial ménage à trois   with Amy less slutty? These are fictions characters played by actors. Please do not be offended, and I apologize. It still seems Sheldon thinks Penny is a slut, and asked her. Penny's reply of defiance waned as she repeated the response out loud. I suppose there are varying degrees of general sluttiness, and promiscuity, just ask Leslie Winkle. Penny is great (sans the alcohol addiction), that is why I added the bunny. I was being Dickensian.

Your opinion, not mine! If you want to see a slut bunny, check out Sheldon's friend Dr Plimpton from the episode in Season 3 after Leonard broke up with Penny! 

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On 3/18/2019 at 1:06 AM, Tensor said:

That's not necessarily true.   Penny could very easily have gotten the bug from somewhere, then passed it on to Sheldon, before showing symptoms (as shown in the the show).  Differences in onset can be attributed to variations in their immune systems.  

We can debate fictitious germs. I have had 2 years of pathogenic and diagnostic microbiology, a year of microbiology, and a semester of cytology, I think we can all agree that it is more likely than not, that Penny and Sheldon were exposed to a pathogen, in common, at the same time, and therefore began symptoms at the same time.

Season4 Episode 2. Sheldon states that Amy will not dress up as Wonder Woman, because Amy is not the free spirit he is, yet in  later seasons dresses in various costumes.

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