Open Thread/TV Recommendation

Bethany Mandel has been writing about Lea Remini's expose on Scientology, called "Scientology and The Aftermath" on A&E.

I know a lot of the basics, as I watched the "Going Clear" documentary and read half of the book that was based on. But this series is good, and the topic benefits from the longer form of an ongoing series.

Lea Remini is also a very engaging host. First of all, she was a Scientologist for decades -- she was raised in Scientology, her parents joining (and signing her up too) when she was nine years old.

She's also the kind of appealing brassy no-bullshit kind of woman that they like to have on TV shows. She curses a lot in casual conversation, and is a pretty good interviewer.

She's really pissed off about Scientology and has the passion of a recent convert (or a recent apostate). It makes for good TV.

The season finale is on tomorrow night and A&E is running at least some of the previous episodes before then. So if you have a DVR, maybe set it to record.

Posted by: Ace at 09:12 PM




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1 You left out Super Hittable, Ace.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:09 PM (95rQp)

2 it's all fake news

Posted by: l ron hubbard at January 09, 2017 09:10 PM (nWc4E)

3 I'll think about it. I still have to catch up on Scream Queens.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2017 09:12 PM (Pz4pT)

4 Given a choice between islam and scientology, I'll still take scientology! However, the best choice is neither.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2017 09:13 PM (wCEn4)

5 And speaking of hittable, Emma Roberts is.

I know I know, some of you people think skinny chicks are too "boy-like." I don't know what to tell you.

Your loss.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2017 09:14 PM (Pz4pT)

6 Very hittable

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 09, 2017 09:14 PM (nDcc3)

7 I wouldn't hit her for eating crackers in bed.

Posted by: Ike Turner at January 09, 2017 09:15 PM (XoldI)

8 @5 ... Doris Roberts was pretty fine.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:15 PM (n3MnG)

9 Good show, but really makes you think, WTF?!?

Posted by: LASue at January 09, 2017 09:16 PM (CLKfs)

10 She's converted/reverted to Catholicism now.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:16 PM (7qAYi)

11 TV hmmm

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (Om16U)

12 I've enjoyed every note of her tune. Scientology believes that L. Ron Hubbard was really a "god".

This cult got Religious, Tax-Exempt Standing under...

*drumroll, please*

...Bill Clinton.

IRS gave-up the fight in 1993.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (6gk0M)

13 I'm uncertain whether I find Leah Remini hot or not.

Oh, well. I guess she's a 1 on the binary scale.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (sdi6R)

14 14-0 Alabama!

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (LTHVh)

15 Amusing to go back and read Heinlein on L. Ron Hubbard's lies about how hard he had it during WWII. Also Hubbard musing on Religion being where the big money is.

Posted by: An Observation at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (vaRzx)

16 Oh shoot, Tucker will be debating Dead Cat Friedman

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (7qAYi)

17 Bo Scarbough is looking like Derrick Henry.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (LTHVh)

18 It's a kids show, but Trollhunters on Netflix is really, REALLY good.

Gets a bit cliched the last two episodes, but all in all an excellent show.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (+AnUx)

19 we still get all sorts of Scientology mail at the house: former tenants were members... including some famous Hollywood types.

very weird shit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (YBR3Y)

20 I'd let her make me sammiches.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (tPC7s)

21 13 I'm uncertain whether I find Leah Remini hot or not.

Oh, well. I guess she's a 1 on the binary scale.
Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (sdi6R)

--I'm not gonna comment until I find out how old she was on Saved By the Bell.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:18 PM (GsAUU)

22 I litigated against the "Church" of Scientology in the mid 90s. Scorched earth and filthy tactics doesn't come close to describing their MO.

Posted by: LASue at January 09, 2017 09:19 PM (CLKfs)

23 >>Also Hubbard musing on Religion being where the big money is.


I've been trying to get Mormons for Moses off the ground for decades.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:19 PM (95rQp)

24 14 14-0 Alabama!
Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at January 09, 2017 09:17 PM (LTHVh)

Alabama is going to crush them by 20plus points.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:20 PM (tPC7s)

25 bing "Leah Remini Photos in Playboy" if you're into that sort of thing...

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2017 09:20 PM (YBR3Y)

26 "Listen Morty, I hate to break it to you, but what people call love is just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed. It hits hard, Morty, then it slowly fades; leaving you stranded in a failing marriage. I did it, your parents are gonna do it, break the cycle, Morty, rise above! Focus on science."

Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2017 09:20 PM (q177U)

27 Yeah, I'd hit Leah Remini. I'm totally not gay.

Posted by: John Travolta at January 09, 2017 09:20 PM (nFdGS)

28 Hubbard was a scumbag's scumbag.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2017 09:21 PM (oVJmc)

29 >>Alabama is going to crush them by 20plus points.


I don't think the Dolphins would have fared any better than Clemson is.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:21 PM (95rQp)

30 You sign a "Billion Year Contract" because you can "advance" to Level 8 Druid with an Intelligence of 21 and a Wisdom of 18.

...as long as you pay and get "Audited".

You just need a Constitution of three or fewer.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 09:21 PM (6gk0M)

31 Hello?? National Championship Football game - Bama 14-0!!

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at January 09, 2017 09:21 PM (HgwbI)

32 Yep, been watching that series. Yep, she's quite the lass.

That whole Scientology thing though, what a mess. A local business owner I know locally is one. He's a mess, a pervert and a jerk, all rolled into one.

If "by their fruits you shall know them" is the calibration, then I know he fits every bit of what Leah illustrates in her series.

Might be confirmation bias, but I'll stick with it for now.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Farticus at January 09, 2017 09:21 PM (v5iqM)

33 Now, POUND THE FUCKING ROCK.


Just run left side A gap until they stop it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, twice as smug as you at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (LTHVh)

34 Somebody needs to record them all. I have a feeling these will not being airing again knowing what I know about the tactics of Scientology.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (tPC7s)

35 ***Spoiler Alert***

Scientology is a scam.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (R+30W)

36 Scream Queens went too creepy for me this season, Burt. Plus, apparently you find out the appearance of the baddie(s) a lot earlier.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (FQKBL)

37

Really, really good.

My family and I have been following every episode. I thought I knew a little about Scientology. I didn't know anything. The fact that this goes on in and centers on Hollywood explains to an incredible degree of mooney-eyed cultish behavior that you see from the Streeps of the world.

And Leah Remini is engaging, real, and yes beautiful. She tore herself away from a cult belief system that she was indoctrinated into as a kid. She asked too many questions and eventually had a moment of clarity which resulted in her escape.

The personal cost to leaving this cult is unbelievable.

Watch it. You won't regret it.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (zu88C)

38 The episode where a person she knew from the Sea Org that was forced to have an apportion becaus was so moving I cried. They are Evil people.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:23 PM (dKiJG)

39 So, on local radio, a male caller was saying how the third season of "The Last Ship" wasn't as good as the first two because they brought in two hot chicks and it was, and I quote, "distracting." In case you Morons needed a bunk recommendation (and it even has Adam Baldwin for the Ettes!).

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 09, 2017 09:23 PM (ar2KI)

40 Our inflight movie will be the shattered dreams and despair of humanity. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.

Posted by: Captain Xenu at January 09, 2017 09:23 PM (n3MnG)

41 we watch The Librarians
funny

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 09, 2017 09:23 PM (Om16U)

42 Apparently, she plays pool!

http://tinyurl.com/j2bxcl6

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:23 PM (95rQp)

43 Also Hubbard musing on Religion being where the big money is.

Posted by: An Observation

Nonsense. Religion is all about virtue. Which is why I need you to dig deep and send me a donation to build the Church of the HQ, so we can spread the message of the Moron Lifestyle to the sinners and nonbelievers. Can I get a Hallelujah!?

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at January 09, 2017 09:24 PM (MQZOg)

44 Well dang, had a beer at the start of the game, game looks like it won't be worth watching, and now I can't go back to reloading (strict about not mixing the two hobbies of boozing and reloading, call me over-cautious).


First world problems.


In a country going Third World in many ways.

Posted by: rhomboid at January 09, 2017 09:24 PM (QDnY+)

45 Ace, do you plan on watching the documentary The Red Pill? If so could you please write a review of it?

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:24 PM (tPC7s)

46 She talks like a body thetan and her shit's all retarded.

Posted by: Tom Cruise at January 09, 2017 09:24 PM (rH4JY)

47 Yeah, Going Clear was great. Dunno if this series is on here yet. Will watch.

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 09:24 PM (lmIoG)

48 Clemson is very much in this, guys.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:25 PM (LTHVh)

49 Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

==

Yeah. It was powerful stuff.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:25 PM (zu88C)

50 Does her little sister make any appearances?
Very very cute.

I've only seen a few youtube clips of this show, but it looks quite interesting. Makes me wish I had some way to watch it...

Posted by: Chi at January 09, 2017 09:26 PM (6KU1U)

51 >>Clemson is very much in this, guys.


I am confident that they'll power through...

like Hillary Clinton on Election Night.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:26 PM (95rQp)

52 Watched The Crown this weekend on the 'flix. Really enjoyed it. It filled the void in my life since Downton Abbey went off the air.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:26 PM (n3MnG)

53 It's a amazing all it took was took was to ask where the Head of the Church's wife was at Tom Cruise's wedding to get het in trouble.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:27 PM (dKiJG)

54 Yo Clemson, could you make your mascot look at least a little less stoned?

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:27 PM (GsAUU)

55 Yeah, Going Clear was great.
===
The same people are involved in this project. They are committed to getting more stories from more ex-Scientologists. They are doing something that I personally think is very good. And might just be very effective.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:27 PM (zu88C)

56 Yo Clemson, could you make your mascot look at least a little less stoned?

Big Al's flaccid trunk has bothered me my entire adult life.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:28 PM (LTHVh)

57 Hey pookysgirl! How you fella doing?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity woman extraordinary) at January 09, 2017 09:28 PM (yTnCT)

58 Lil man update: took 2 oz of formula a couple of hours ago and is doing fine with that. IV disconnected. Monitors come off in a couple of hours if he has no problems.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 09, 2017 09:28 PM (di1hb)

59 Dreamed up in a cave, drawn on a cocknail napkin, whatever? Crazy is crazy.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2017 09:29 PM (zLDYs)

60 I Just want Jordy's ribs to be healed quickly,,, like yesterday.
Cheap shot, puddle of pond scum Giant.

Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:29 PM (gJ3Vg)

61 The same people are involved in this project. They are committed to getting more stories from more ex-Scientologists. They are doing something that I personally think is very good. And might just be very effective.


Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:27 PM


Same people that did Going Clear? That bodes well!

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 09:29 PM (lmIoG)

62 Big Al's flaccid trunk has bothered me my entire adult life.
===

*whistles the Enzyte theme*

Posted by: Smilin Bob at January 09, 2017 09:29 PM (zu88C)

63 Seriously, it's a terrible trunk.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:30 PM (LTHVh)

64 "I'll tell you how I feel about school, Jerry: it's a waste of time. Bunch of people runnin' around bumpin' into each other, got a guy up front says, '2 + 2,' and the people in the back say, '4.' Then the bell rings and they give you a carton of milk and a piece of paper that says you can go take a dump or somethin'. I mean, it's not a place for smart people, Jerry. I know that's not a popular opinion, but that's my two cents on the issue."

Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2017 09:30 PM (q177U)

65 Naturally enough, she lost her girlish figure after having a baby (babies?). I mention that only as an aside, because I think being a good mother transcends any and all other qualities.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (ZO497)

66 I read the book by Lawrence Wright.

Fascinating history and creepy as hell ...

Posted by: ShainS at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (mt8X9)

67 Fuck. I told you guys,.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (LTHVh)

68 58 Lil man update: took 2 oz of formula a couple of hours ago and is doing fine with that. IV disconnected. Monitors come off in a couple of hours if he has no problems.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 09, 2017 09:28 PM (di1hb)

Prayers for you, My son didn't eat when he was born and was in the NICU, it was a day or two and it was all a blur.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (dKiJG)

69 Stuff to watch:

Sense8, trippy show by the Wachowski uh, people. On Netflix

Sing Street- cool movie set in Dublin in the 80's, on Netflix

Red Oaks- Show about kids working at a country club, also set in the 80's, on Amazon.

And, Sherlock has 3 up in Season 4!

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, damning snow and all its acoutrements at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (TSJEX)

70 Nicely drawn play

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:31 PM (GsAUU)

71 There was an episode on ID today about a guy that escaped Scientology. Scary shit. Those people are as insane as the transwhatevers.

Posted by: Infidel at January 09, 2017 09:32 PM (VtLx6)

72 All suppressive persons are fair game.

Posted by: L. Ron Hillary at January 09, 2017 09:32 PM (rH4JY)

73 Oh goody - I'm tired of the queer activist.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 09, 2017 09:32 PM (tHwdc)

74
Same people that did Going Clear? That bodes well!


===

I have not looked forward to another episode of a tv show like this in a long time.

Like 'Going Clear' but more personal and detailed. The stories are gutwrenching.

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:32 PM (zu88C)

75 heh. Mike Rowe on Carlson's show.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 09, 2017 09:33 PM (ZO497)

76 >> I think being a good mother transcends any and all other qualities.



Yeah, no.


Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:33 PM (95rQp)

77 back in the late 90's i was walking back from lunch with my pharmacist, who was a pretty good sized country boy, and i was in the Cav, and actually in pretty good shape.

we were headed towards a truck that was being unloaded into the side door of one of the many buildings the cult owns in Hollyweird, and some asshat in a uniform (think Class B's) with all sorts of medal ribbons over his left pocket tried to block our way, telling we had to cross the street.

since he was about 5'6" and maybe 120#s, not to mention being an asshole telling us we couldn't use the public sidewalk, i told him to go fuck himself, and that if he tried to stop us, it would be an unpleasant experience for him.

i also told him that wearing a fake BS uniform to try and impress people didn't w*rk with people who actually DID wear military uniforms.

pretty sure he's still traumatized by the experience and no, we didn't cross the street.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2017 09:33 PM (YBR3Y)

78 @44- that's a good rule rhomboid.

Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:33 PM (gJ3Vg)

79 "So, on local radio, a male caller was saying how the third season of
"The Last Ship" wasn't as good as the first two because they brought in
two hot chicks"

I seem to remember hot chicks in the first season. The Doc was plenty hot.

Posted by: Willy J. at January 09, 2017 09:33 PM (W6Ch1)

80
US Military Seeks Biodegradable Bullets That Sprout Plants
The Department of Defense is looking at ways to clean up the hundreds of thousands of training rounds used by the U.S. army. It is putting out the call for the development of biodegradable ammunition loaded with seeds that sprout plans after being discharged.


No words.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 09, 2017 09:34 PM (R+30W)

81 TD Watson!!

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:34 PM (GsAUU)

82 75
heh. Mike Rowe on Carlson's show.
====

He's awesome. He should name his kid "Mac".

Posted by: Mortimer, Finish Her! at January 09, 2017 09:34 PM (zu88C)

83 It seems to be, after the initial tango, largely based on networking opportunities... then blackmail, or at least the perceived threat of blackmail.

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 09:34 PM (lmIoG)

84 US Military Biodegradable Ammo link:

https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/01/09/2141206/us-
military-seeks-biodegradable-bullets-that-sprout-plants

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (R+30W)

85 "I Just want Jordy's ribs to be healed quickly... like yesterday.
Cheap shot, puddle of pond scum Giant.
"
-Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:29 PM (gJ3Vg)

I would have hit him the same way, were I that defensive back.

Just like anything...

The "Team Thing" can warp your views, just like...

...I don't know.

...Scientology?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (6gk0M)

86 Love the pylon cams.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (GsAUU)

87 Now Bama needs to answer before the half.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:36 PM (LTHVh)

88 86 Love the pylon cams.
Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (GsAUU)

Is that another term for elbows?

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:36 PM (7qAYi)

89 58 Iron Mike

WooHoo - That's GREAT news!!

(I'll have an update on my sister on the ONT)

Posted by: ibguy at January 09, 2017 09:38 PM (vUcdz)

90 Backup keyboard on-line.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 09, 2017 09:38 PM (DMUuz)

91 88 86 Love the pylon cams.
Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (GsAUU)

Is that another term for elbows?
Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:36 PM (7qAYi)

--Pylon gams?

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:38 PM (GsAUU)

92 84 US Military Biodegradable Ammo link:

https://news.slashdot.org/story/17/01/09/2141206/us-
military-seeks-biodegradable-bullets-that-sprout-plants
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at January 09, 2017 09:35 PM (R+30W)


I don't like Bizarro World. I want to go back to Normal World.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2017 09:38 PM (sdi6R)

93 Black Mirror is excellent and dark.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:39 PM (tPC7s)

94 Scream Queens went too creepy for me this season, Burt. Plus, apparently you find out the appearance of the baddie(s) a lot earlier.
Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 09, 2017 09:22 PM (FQKBL)

I think I've only seen 4-5 episodes, so I lost track.

I'm not sure the mystery is the point, but the goofy, comical way everything gets messy. I may have to start from the beginning, because now I don't remember who died and who did not.

I think they killed Chad (you bastards!), which, unless it was a trick, would be too bad. His character is a real hoot. And I assume, pleasing to the ladies.

Posted by: BurtTC at January 09, 2017 09:39 PM (Pz4pT)

95 What are you gonna do...?


When the Python Cam comes for you!?

Posted by: Hulk Hogan at January 09, 2017 09:39 PM (95rQp)

96 Great heads-up play by Boulware.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:39 PM (GsAUU)

97 Is Boulware dishwasher safe?

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:40 PM (95rQp)

98 My brother for a college paper did a intro course at Scientology in Austin, he used a fake name false phone number address etc and they tracked him down. It scared the crap out of him that they found where he lived and came to his dorm and kept calling him.. This was in the 90's.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:40 PM (dKiJG)

99 You can also watch it online but you will need a TV service provider log in. Don't have one? I'm sure some of your friends wouldn't mind letting you borrow their log in information.

Posted by: Independent George at January 09, 2017 09:40 PM (ysHga)

100 I wish people were as desirous of being audited by me.

Posted by: Lois Lerner at January 09, 2017 09:40 PM (rH4JY)

101 It's ok if I go into a Boulware shop, right?

Posted by: a bull at January 09, 2017 09:41 PM (WidQN)

102 Stretch that D, Mike Williams.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:41 PM (GsAUU)

103 83 It seems to be, after the initial tango, largely based on networking opportunities... then blackmail, or at least the perceived threat of blackmail.

Like the confessional, but without the Seal.

Posted by: Teddy at January 09, 2017 09:42 PM (brIR5)

104 I'm watching a mix of old & new shows - Night Gallery, Man In The High Castle, Cheers, The Fall, Archer, White rabbit Project

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:42 PM (7qAYi)

105 I've been trying to get Mormons for Moses off the ground for decades.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:19 PM (95rQp)

====================

If we could helped get a Hillary win, we were going to start a Mormons for Mohammed cult ...

Posted by: McMuffin, Romeny, Beck, et. al. at January 09, 2017 09:42 PM (mt8X9)

106 >>It scared the crap out of him that they found where he lived and came to his dorm


Oh, that would be an awfully badly injured Scientologist that went home.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:43 PM (95rQp)

107 Not me slap. With the shoulder pads? Yeah. I'd have stuck a shoulder in him. Crown of the helmet? Nope. That's for scum suckers.
Once the game was out of reach a couple of receivers should have tageted his ass.

Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:43 PM (gJ3Vg)

108 One theme that keeps "popping-up" on that show is:

"I can't believe that The Pope of Scientology just beat the shit out of me/someone."

Since it is aligned with military structure, it would be more like:

"I can't believe The General/Admiral..."

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 09:43 PM (6gk0M)

109 I'm really hoping for at least a FG on this drive.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:44 PM (LTHVh)

110 obviously

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:44 PM (LTHVh)

111 Thanks, Patrick. The kids are exhausted from the previous week. They both got some nap time while Mrs IMG and I visited the hospital.

I think we are seeing the edge of the woods and will be out of them in a few hours. He is so much improved!

We got some pics texted to us after we left. With a full tummy and a short nap, he looked pretty happy.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 09, 2017 09:44 PM (di1hb)

112 Yeah, after Chad dies is where they crossed a line, at least for me. Not sure if he stays dead.

Posted by: Barb the Evil Genius at January 09, 2017 09:44 PM (FQKBL)

113 I've read that "The Mick" on Fox is teh hot new thang this TV season...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 09, 2017 09:45 PM (kP16F)

114 Most episodes of Black Mirror make me want to run out into the woods and live in a mud hut with no electricity.

Posted by: Lurking Moron at January 09, 2017 09:45 PM (EuQH7)

115 #25: I just tried that search... you know, for scientific reasons and stuff... and the impression I got from the links that came up is that any nude pic of her out there is either a fake, or was hacked and leaked as part of "the Fappening".

Either way, that kills my interest. She's a nice-lookin' gal, and clearly has a good head on her shoulders, but I have to have my standards. No fakes, and no stolen pics; those are my standards.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (0OG8D)

116 Not enough Dread Tackles in Football.


I'd be dragging guys down by those stupid things until they cut them back.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (95rQp)

117 "Black Mirror is excellent and dark. "

Keep hearing that...next on the list.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, damning snow and all its acoutrements at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (TSJEX)

118 Re: Vikings. I was hoping Ragnar Lothbrok would get his own spinoff show, like when Lisa Bonet left the Cosby Show. Instead, they just threw him in a pit of snakes.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (n3MnG)

119 What's Going Clear?

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (CLKfs)

120 Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 09, 2017 09:28 PM (di1hb)

Fantastic news, I hope the rate of recovery continues apace!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 09, 2017 09:47 PM (wCEn4)

121 Sorry, Denise Huxtable.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:47 PM (n3MnG)

122 119 What's Going Clear?
Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (CLKfs)

HBO documentary on the truth of Scientology

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:47 PM (7qAYi)

123 The trailer for the Netflix series OA looks strange and creepy.

Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2017 09:47 PM (q177U)

124 A pick would be very nice right here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 09:48 PM (LTHVh)

125 Re: Vikings. I was hoping Ragnar Lothbrok would get his own spinoff show, like when Lisa Bonet left the Cosby Show. Instead, they just threw him in a pit of snakes.


Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM


That's how he exited, dude.

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 09:48 PM (lmIoG)

126 About the only thing I watch except old reruns is "Younger" on TVLand. I've been streaming it. Funny, if somewhat a stretch. A 40-year-old passing for 26 for months? I don't think so. She needs to hook up with her handsome and appealing 40-something boss, instead of the cute but overly tattooed 26-year-old.


<ducks to avoid tattoo wars>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 09, 2017 09:49 PM (tHwdc)

127 123 The trailer for the Netflix series OA looks strange and creepy.
Posted by: Max Power at January 09, 2017 09:47 PM (q177U)

Yeah, I've added that to my list. And I realize I'll never watch about 90% of the shows on it.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:49 PM (7qAYi)

128 A good guilty pleasure show was Cinemax's Banshee.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:49 PM (tPC7s)

129 "The trailer for the Netflix series OA looks strange and creepy."

Good and interesting premise, starts great and builds up nicely, then pffffft.

Very disappointed, was I.

Also, supposedly set in Michigan- in a town with very large mountains in the distance. Not so much.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, damning snow and all its acoutrements at January 09, 2017 09:49 PM (TSJEX)

130 111 Thanks, Patrick. The kids are exhausted from the previous week. They both got some nap time while Mrs IMG and I visited the hospital.

I think we are seeing the edge of the woods and will be out of them in a few hours. He is so much improved!

We got some pics texted to us after we left. With a full tummy and a short nap, he looked pretty happy.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 09, 2017 09:44 PM (di1hb)

My wife is a Nurse and those are some special people that can work a NICU, She stated she couldn't do it. Weirdly enough our neighbor was in the suite next to us having their baby the same day, so he has a "Twin".

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (dKiJG)

131 Somebody should ask Tom Cruise what he thinks about homosexuality.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (4ErVI)

132 The series has been great and Leah has done a service by exposing this cult. It has been mostly composed of first hand accounts, without a lot of pontificating.

Maybe she'll turn her attention to exposing other cults. Like 7th century death cults kind of cults. *winks*

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (EZebt)

133 126 About the only thing I watch except old reruns is "Younger" on TVLand. I've been streaming it. Funny, if somewhat a stretch. A 40-year-old passing for 26 for months? I don't think so. She needs to hook up with her handsome and appealing 40-something boss, instead of the cute but overly tattooed 26-year-old.



Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 09, 2017 09:49 PM (tHwdc)

The lead is a very attractive woman, but no way would anyone, not even idiot millenials, think she's in her 20s.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (7qAYi)

134 C'mon! Who doesn't want a free personality test?

Yup, the Church of the Perpetually Renewed Copyright, a den of crazed, litigious weirdos.

Or at least that's what ace says......

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (ph5KH)

135 Oh, right, this is a TV thread.

That's why I have no idea what most of you are talking about. I haven't had TV since 2012.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (sdi6R)

136 Black Mirror was too much for me. Stranger Things and The Glitch were more my speed.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (CLKfs)

137 Hunter Renfro!

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:51 PM (GsAUU)

138 Loving Orange Is The New Black.

Posted by: Ace's feminine side at January 09, 2017 09:51 PM (tPC7s)

139 Le plane! Le plane!
Time to get dinner.

Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:51 PM (gJ3Vg)

140 "Not me slap. With the shoulder pads? Yeah. I'd have stuck a shoulder in him. Crown of the helmet? Nope. That's for scum suckers.
Once the game was out of reach a couple of receivers should have targeted his ass.
"
-Posted by: teej at January 09, 2017 09:43 PM (gJ3Vg)

I would have said this years ago, but even in my prime, I could not account for what my target was going to do. (I only played backyard football, but it was Really Competitive. "Revenge" meant Playing Safety. (DB)

I subscribe to the "Take the pads and helmets out of football" - crowd.

Too many "defenseless WR/ QB too fragile/ Foul for Playing Football" --calls.

Meanwhile, you can run a drilling rig through an RB.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 09:52 PM (6gk0M)

141 Hell, I'm still waiting for "Moonlighting" & "Newhart" to be available on streaming.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:52 PM (7qAYi)

142 >>>What's Going Clear?



Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at January 09, 2017 09:46 PM (CLKfs)<<<

A story about Sean King's actual skin color.


... dude's so light he's almost fuckin' see through.

Posted by: Casper at January 09, 2017 09:53 PM (WidQN)

143 My girlfriend has been riveted by Reminick's Scientology expose. It was kinda sorta all old news to me.

For me, the most disturbing facet of L. Ron Hubbard's background was his active involvement in what is essentially witchcraft and Crowley-inspired 'Magick', spelled with a 'k' at the end because we all know 'Magick' is far more serious business than simple 'magic', you rubes.

Hubbard and Jack Parsons, the famous rocket engineer, engaged in what they called 'The Babalon Working, 'a series of magic ceremonies or rituals performed from January to March, 1946'. The goal, apparently, was to invoke the Antichrist or some such thing.

There used to be a website in the early days of the Internet ran by a completely fascinating guy calling himself 'Brother Blue' who delved into this sort of thing in great depth and detail. BB has since passed on but I think you'd be well-served to take a gander at the Internet Wayback Machine and check out his articles on the subject.

Anyway, Hubbard was satanically inspired, in my view. He was, by any measure, a genuinely evil human being.

Posted by: troyriser at January 09, 2017 09:54 PM (ZkXe+)

144 Hell, I'm still waiting for "Moonlighting" & "Newhart" to be available on streaming.

Youtube.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2017 09:54 PM (oVJmc)

145 Utopia is a awesome. British as well. Highly recommend. Two seasons and 12 episodes.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:54 PM (tPC7s)

146 Anyway, Hubbard was satanically inspired, in my view. He was, by any measure, a genuinely evil human being.
Posted by: troyriser at January 09, 2017 09:54 PM (ZkXe+

Completely agree. And that little toad that took over for him is like a Hitler reincarnate.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 09:56 PM (tPC7s)

147 Anyone still think this is a boring game?

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 09:56 PM (GsAUU)

148 Halftime.

God knows how long that will be.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2017 09:56 PM (qUNWi)

149 Arby's with horsey sauce...

Sad, one of the gypsies must be in hospital as he is not where he usually is.

Help me out here...
A young one has spelling issues, such as they are.
I'm a guest in this house and can't override.
This little guy, is an idea person. Can't spell for shit, etc.

>< that's the distance for the 'a-ha!', that is, find a way for him to 'see'.

Brow beating is not how it's done. That I know.
Happy Birthday, Dan.

This little guy is Aiden and his sister is known as Isabelle.

There's no crying in anything, really.

Great kids, but I dearnt have much sway.

Posted by: micky at January 09, 2017 09:57 PM (o5vMc)

150 Iron Mike Golf : Never corresponded with you, I don't think, but have followed your news, with prayers for the young'n, and glad to read you are "seeing the edge of the woods."



Milady and I are about 2/3 of the way through Call Her Savage (1932) with Clara Bow. The film is... jumpy and at times confusing, but Bow plays a good wild child, and there's plenty of pre-code raciness, in story and attire.

Probably only MP4 could relate.

Posted by: mindful webworker - call me salvage at January 09, 2017 09:57 PM (5a8XA)

151 There are no poisonous snakes in England!

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 09, 2017 09:57 PM (n3MnG)

152 C'mon! Who doesn't want a free personality test?

Yup, the Church of the Perpetually Renewed Copyright, a den of crazed, litigious weirdos.

Or at least that's what ace says......
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer


Accepting Harem Applicants at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM


I did one of those way, way back in the early 80's. It was weird. They stopped me on the street and I had nothing better to do and was bored so I was like "sure". They did their thing and it all seemed relatively promising... (they know how to make it look enticing)... but, then the "courses" and book buying thing came up. "You want me to PAY for this?. Uh, let me get back to you... bye."

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 09:57 PM (lmIoG)

153 There are no poisonous snakes in England!
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie

But there are bitter weeds in England.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at January 09, 2017 09:58 PM (MQZOg)

154 144 Hell, I'm still waiting for "Moonlighting" & "Newhart" to be available on streaming.

Youtube.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 09, 2017 09:54 PM (oVJmc)

TV shows people upload to youtube are never the quality of licensed streaming.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 09:59 PM (7qAYi)

155 152. Gotta hand it to them, though - they have figured out how to work a long-con, make it pay, and enjoy tax exempt status while avoiding prosecution. That's a hell of an accomplishment, no matter how you slice it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 09, 2017 10:00 PM (ph5KH)

156 98 My brother for a college paper did a intro course at Scientology in Austin, he used a fake name false phone number address etc and they tracked him down. It scared the crap out of him that they found where he lived and came to his dorm and kept calling him.. This was in the 90's.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 09:40 PM (dKiJG)


My best friend and I did something similar in the U District near the University of Washington in the early 80s for a paper on "persuasion" for our comm class. It was weird and intimidating and a little scary, but I don't think any normal people would be tempted by anything they offered. The sad thing about the Leah Remini show is all the people who were sucked in as kids by their parents.

Posted by: LASue, now even more deplorable at January 09, 2017 10:01 PM (CLKfs)

157 We have started watching "Signal" where a Korean Police officer finds an old radio and can communicate with a officer from the past. Running theme is lots of corruption on the police, politicians and businessmen. For every live they seem to save by fix the past someone else seems to die.

It's a ripoff of Frequency but we like that it has no PC crap, you know the bad guy is the white Christian etc and really doesn't show blood and gore nudity and has a good story and you like all the characters

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 10:02 PM (dKiJG)

158 Oh yeah...forgot Mr. Robot. Like that one a bit too.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, damning snow and all its acoutrements at January 09, 2017 10:02 PM (TSJEX)

159 I finished Episode 5 of Man In the High Castle over two weeks ago, but have not resumed due to so much football goodness (well, excepting the first round of NFL playoffs). Now, there are only 7 1/2 games left of eaningful football, so I inyend to finish Season 1 in the next couple of weeks so I can jump into Season 2.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:02 PM (GsAUU)

160 Scientology puts sympathetic individuals on the street, so as to make you feel better about yourself.

They then tear you down through "readings".

...so you need more readings.

...because L. Ron Hubbard says that you can become a Perfect Being!!!

You just have to buy the books.

-And videotapes.

-And Audio tapes

-And another session with your Auditor.

-Because you haven't exactly "listened" to everything perfectly.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 10:02 PM (6gk0M)

161 SCOTUS revoked Scientology's tax-exempt status.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 09, 2017 10:03 PM (Kucy5)

162 The show I've been hooked on recently is Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. There's both an American version and a (earlier) British version; the American version is much more interesting, IMO.

There's more conflict in the American version. The restaurant owners are more bull-headed, and family-run restaurants are more likely to suffer from dysfunctional melodrama than in the UK.

The basic gist of the show is, Ramsay goes to struggling restaurants and turns them around. It's much more entertaining than I'm making it sound, here.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:03 PM (0OG8D)

163 Scientology survival is based on blackmail, threats, brainwashing, coersion, and extortion. I have no idea how it is allowed to exist.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 10:04 PM (tPC7s)

164 Being a Presbyterian is easy compared to some things you could think of.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (zLDYs)

165 "... is based on blackmail, threats, brainwashing, coersion, and extortion. I have no idea how it is allowed to exist."

And that, in most ways, is how the story of Obama came to be.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, damning snow and all its acoutrements at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (TSJEX)

166 Should one grow tired of Scientology and seek a somewhat more established cult with a "Christian" vibe -- there's always ECUSA...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (kP16F)

167 162 The show I've been hooked on recently is Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. There's both an American version and a (earlier) British version; the American version is much more interesting, IMO.

There's more conflict in the American version. The restaurant owners are more bull-headed, and family-run restaurants are more likely to suffer from dysfunctional melodrama than in the UK.

The basic gist of the show is, Ramsay goes to struggling restaurants and turns them around. It's much more entertaining than I'm making it sound, here.
Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:03 PM (0OG8D)

--I'm a fan of Bar Rescue, and I have heard it's a lot like Kitchen Nightmares.I guess in Kitchen Nightmares you get a change of pace hearing it in a thick English accent instead of a New York one.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (GsAUU)

168 162 - I liked that show, too.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (7qAYi)

169 I have a *ton* of respect for Leah Remini for doing this expose. She's got bigger balls than most men in Hollywood.

And she's doing it, knowing full well it's going to cost her work in the long run. Scientology is one of Hollywood's "preferred religions."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (u8kLQ)

170 Scientology survival is based on blackmail, threats, brainwashing, coersion, and extortion. I have no idea how it is allowed to exist.


Lawfare. In the extreme.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2017 10:05 PM (qUNWi)

171 I'll just drop a twenty into the basket every week at a Roman Catholic Church.

I'll never have to hold a Bullshit Electronic Device. And I am free to leave after, during or before the sermon.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 10:06 PM (6gk0M)

172 134 I took a Free Personality Test.

It came back negative.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 09, 2017 10:06 PM (Kucy5)

173 162 The show I've been hooked on recently is Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. There's both an American version and a (earlier) British version; the American version is much more interesting, IMO

Posted by: Chi at January 09, 2017 10:07 PM (6KU1U)

174 The U.S. Navy doesn't get enough live-fire torpedo practice on actual, underway vessels.

I hereby nominate the Sea-Org vessels for the next round of warshot ordnance.

Do I hear a second to the motion?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Farticus at January 09, 2017 10:07 PM (v5iqM)

175 #167: Thanks for the tip, LogProf! I'll have to check that out.

I think I'm getting close to the end of Kitchen Nightmares (US), and Bar Rescue sounds like a more interesting place to go from there than Gordon Ramsay's Hotel Hell.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:07 PM (0OG8D)

176 Stinky old thread sock/off



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 09, 2017 10:08 PM (v5iqM)

177 Second!

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2017 10:08 PM (zLDYs)

178 I think some SEC fans exhibit cultish behavior.

Namely, fans of the likes of Vanderbilt chanting "SEC! SEC!"

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:08 PM (GsAUU)

179 A lot of people don't know, L. Ron Hubbard wanted desperately to become a student of occultist/devil worshipper Aleister Crowley in the 1940s.

Interestingly, Crowley dismissed Hubbard as a nutbar.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2017 10:09 PM (u8kLQ)

180 third!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 09, 2017 10:09 PM (YBR3Y)

181 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour & his follow up to that, "Suspicion" aren't even available on DVD.

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (7qAYi)

182 "The U.S. Navy doesn't get enough live-fire torpedo practice on actual, underway vessels.

I hereby nominate the Sea-Org vessels for the next round of warshot ordnance.

Do I hear a second to the motion?
"
-Jim
-Sunk New Dawn
-Galveston, TX

Hell, I'd throw firecrackers at the things if I thought It'd do any good.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (6gk0M)

183 I didn't know who the fuck they were. Never heard of them. It was a "philosophy" pitch at first. ?But once they found out my occupation and whatnot, they gave me a special pitch... you'll get more oppotunities, work, doors will open here, here and here... like they had their fingers in the pie. Sounded ok. But, they hit me up for $$$. Nope, you're not getting my bucks.

Posted by: otho at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (lmIoG)

184
I think I'm getting close to the end of Kitchen Nightmares (US), and Bar Rescue sounds like a more interesting place to go from there than Gordon Ramsay's Hotel Hell.
Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:07 PM (0OG8D)

--Does Kitchen Nightmares drop trivia, stats, or cooking nuances?

I like when Bar Rescue does that --that's how I learned the origins of "Happy Hour" and "honeymoon." Now to mention some cool cocktail recipes.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (GsAUU)

185 173 162 The show I've been hooked on recently is Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. There's both an American version and a (earlier) British version; the American version is much more interesting, IMO
Posted by: Chi
-----------
How the what?

Anyway, if tyou think those kitchens are nasty, just get hired to do a simple electrical job/diagnosis in your average Applebee's or Olive Garden.
Frickin' disgusting. The grease buildup in any given switch box could lubricate a hundred universal joints.

Posted by: Chi at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (6KU1U)

186 179 A lot of people don't know, L. Ron Hubbard wanted desperately to become a student of occultist/devil worshipper Aleister Crowley in the 1940s.

Interestingly, Crowley dismissed Hubbard as a nutbar.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2017 10:09 PM (u8kLQ)



Too nuts for Satanists.

And in many ways, isn't that the story of Barack Obamam?

Posted by: josephistan at January 09, 2017 10:11 PM (7qAYi)

187 josephistan, LOL.

I'm not sure Obama even knows who Crowley or Hubbard were.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2017 10:12 PM (u8kLQ)

188 185. I saw Grease Build Up open for Any Given Switch Box at Universal Joint on Landsdowne back in '96.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 09, 2017 10:13 PM (ph5KH)

189 I'm curious about the symbology.

They use a stylized crucifix but as far as I have learned there is nothing Christian about their theology.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 09, 2017 10:13 PM (EZebt)

190 I forgot that Adam Baldwin was in the first Independence Day movie.

Posted by: @votermom @vm at January 09, 2017 10:13 PM (Om16U)

191 It was good to see that Jason what's his name from My Name is Earl got out of Scientology. He's living in a small Texas town.

Posted by: Ktreat at January 09, 2017 10:14 PM (Bl4dy)

192 162 The show I've been hooked on recently is Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. There's both an American version and a (earlier) British version; the American version is much more interesting, IMO.

There's more conflict in the American version. The restaurant owners are more bull-headed, and family-run restaurants are more likely to suffer from dysfunctional melodrama than in the UK.

The basic gist of the show is, Ramsay goes to struggling restaurants and turns them around. It's much more entertaining than I'm making it sound, here.
Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:03 PM (0OG8D)


I kind of preferred the British version more. It really showed Ramsey's passion for the restaurant business. It also focused more on the business rather than the personalities of the people working there. The American one is definitely more about the personality conflicts.

It's also kind of interesting to see the difference between the American and British restaurants. We're used to the American way, multi person kitchen staffs, multiple waiters an owner a manager. The British ones were always tiny affairs. The owner, a chef and the sous chef and maybe one or two other staff members.


And yeah you'll probably like bar rescue.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 09, 2017 10:14 PM (cAnNx)

193 qdpsteve @ 187---ubama?
Bet he knows who shaitan is, though.

Posted by: Eromero at January 09, 2017 10:14 PM (zLDYs)

194 ..."The grease buildup in any given switch box could lubricate a hundred universal joints."
-Posted by: Chi at January 09, 2017 10:10 PM (6KU1U)

Universal Joints threw three touchdowns against Tie-Rod Taylor, as the Swivels beat the Bills in O.T. back in 1992

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 10:14 PM (6gk0M)

195 They use a stylized crucifix but as far as I have learned there is nothing Christian about their theology.


Not remotely. Just appropriated symbolism.

Posted by: eleven at January 09, 2017 10:15 PM (qUNWi)

196 I'll share this at the ONT too, but:

Norm MacDonald is actually talking religion at Twitter, taking on angry atheists/etc and killing at it. Man, I become a bigger fan of his every year...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 09, 2017 10:15 PM (u8kLQ)

197 LMAO I just found out Trump called Meryl Streep overrated on Twitter.

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:15 PM (GsAUU)

198 Namely, fans of the likes of Vanderbilt chanting "SEC! SEC!"

Why is that so weird?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 09, 2017 10:15 PM (nUdSA)

199 #184: Not so much in the way of trivia or cooking nuances, although you can pick up some basic cooking tips here and there. There's plenty of dos and don'ts of running a restaurant, though.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:16 PM (0OG8D)

200 >> Just appropriated symbolism.


That's kinda Religion's thing.

Posted by: garrett at January 09, 2017 10:16 PM (95rQp)

201 195. Ahem.....that's copyrighted appropriated symbolism, bub....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at January 09, 2017 10:16 PM (ph5KH)

202 ONT

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 10:17 PM (LTHVh)

203 198 Namely, fans of the likes of Vanderbilt chanting "SEC! SEC!"

Why is that so weird?
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 09, 2017 10:15 PM (nUdSA)

--What does Vanderbilt have to do with Alabama leading Clemson 14-7?

Posted by: logprof at January 09, 2017 10:17 PM (GsAUU)

204 #185: My first job was at a restaurant where the owner was actually bribing the health inspectors. I don't think anything at Olive Garden would shock me (it might make me not want to eat there, though).

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:18 PM (0OG8D)

205 Big fan of the Australian show Underbelly.

Posted by: Pepe at January 09, 2017 10:18 PM (tPC7s)

206 Started to watch TIME TEAM where a group of Historians and Archaeologists do a dig in under a week, one Ep they try to find the WWI Gigantic Flamethrower is amazing and the rebuild a replica of it, those poor German bastereds. It's on YouTube and you have to watch it to believe it.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 10:18 PM (dKiJG)

207 ONT is NOOD!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at January 09, 2017 10:19 PM (6gk0M)

208 Posted by: The Deplorable at January 09, 2017 10:03 PM (0OG8D)

I'm a huge Ramsay fan and I generally enjoy the British shows far more. Less manufactured drama just for dramas sake.

Posted by: thathalfrican - be water my friend at January 09, 2017 10:20 PM (nDcc3)

209 189 I'm curious about the symbology.

They use a stylized crucifix but as far as I have learned there is nothing Christian about their theology.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 09, 2017 10:13 PM (EZebt)

They explain it in the show it's just an 8 point compass.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at January 09, 2017 10:22 PM (dKiJG)

210 I wish Boston Legal was still running.

And Limitless? What's up with that being cancelled but the dumb shit with Ray Liotta and J-Lo got a second season?

S'all good, man. Slippin' Jimmy will be on soon. So will The Americans.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at January 09, 2017 10:26 PM (4bjXi)

211 i see penn ampersand teller "fool us" is starting up again. that's always fun.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 09, 2017 10:26 PM (Oi5b2)

212 #208: I think a big part of the American version's appeal for me is seeing people who are failing at running their restaurants grumble about, "Well, what does he really know about running this type of restaurant and cooking this type of food, anyway? I know better than he does," and then, eventually, finally break down and say, "I was wrong. Please teach me, Master Chef."

You don't really get that in British version. There, people basically just go, "Well, he's the expert, here! Let's all do as he suggests." There's nothing wrong with that; it's just a cultural difference. And it definitely makes for a different feel; it's more relaxed, and you get to see him jump right into teaching people how to cook and run a restaurant, rather than having to "fix" the owners first.

I just enjoy the melodramatic conflict of the American version more.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:31 PM (0OG8D)

213 That's why I have no idea what most of you are talking about. I haven't had TV since 2012.

Posted by: rickl at January 09, 2017 09:50 PM (sdi6R)

9/11/01 for me; the last time I tuned my TV to an over-the-air channel. Never did have cable or satellite here. Scrapped out the old 1970-something tube-type Sanyo television a few years ago.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 09, 2017 10:40 PM (bG+ug)

214 I had cable for a while, right when our local cable company was going through a series of constant mergers and buy-outs. It seemed like the bill was going up every frickin' month.

And when I finally just stopped subscribing to cable, I noticed something... when I'd had cable, there was always something to watch. I'd come home, turn on the TV, and eventually turn it off and go to bed. What a waste of time!

Nowadays, I come home, turn on my computer, and then eventually shut it down and go to bed. Not a waste of time at all!

(sob)

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:57 PM (0OG8D)

215 I've also been enjoying the Marvel super-hero shows on Netflix. They're surprisingly well-made! Definitely better than what you can go see at the movie theatre.

Posted by: The Deplorable Prothonotary Warbler at January 09, 2017 10:59 PM (0OG8D)

216 TD ALABAMA

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 11:09 PM (LTHVh)

217 back to a two score lead

Posted by: Grump928(C) pollutes your thread with FOOTBALL at January 09, 2017 11:10 PM (LTHVh)

218 The ridiculous "sovereign immunity" stupidity is no more clearer than in construction lawsuits where a homeowner finds the builder flagrantly violated building codes. The govt officials tasked with ensuring those codes are followed cannot be sued (I know, I've tried) despite signing off on the defective construction - not even for a claim based in negligence. So are you following along? A homeowner must pay outrageous permitting and inspection fees (for fear of the heavy govt boot to the neck if they do not) and yet when the city officials fail to correct patent defects that a trained monkey could identify, you have no recourse against those idiot inspectors who were supposed to by your last line of defense.

Posted by: Smitty27 at January 10, 2017 12:17 AM (g9d8D)

219 There are poisonous snakes in England

Posted by: Gonzotx at January 10, 2017 04:40 AM (s587h)

220 Clemson Won!?....what are they little easy peel oranges?

Little Ron Hubbard
Sat in his cupboard
Eating curds & whey
When down came a spider
And signed Up Hollywood Hurray

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