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  1. The True Story of Franklin's Expedition

    The subheading of this thread is "Book Talk." So I put my comments here.
  2. The True Story of Franklin's Expedition

    I think during the first couple of times he was there, he was less visible to us and the men on the ship. Maybe the gray was so that we could finally - eventually - see him. White on white would be tricky with the cameras.
  3. The True Story of Franklin's Expedition

    I just started reading Dan Simmons' book yesterday. I think this quote from Moby Dick in the preface puts Tuunbaq into perspective (emphasis added): "This elusive quality it is, which causes the thought of whiteness, when divorced from more kindly associations, and coupled with any object terrible in itself, to heighten that terror to the furthest bounds. Witness the white bear of the poles, and the white shark of the tropics; what but their smooth flaky whiteness makes them the transcendent horrors they are? That ghastly whiteness it is which imparts such an abhorrent mildness, even more loathesome than terrific, to the dumb gloating of their aspect. So that not the fierce-fanged tiger in his hearaldic coat can so stagger courage as the white-shrouded bear or shark." I think this description makes it easier to understand the mystical nature or appearance of Tuunbaq. And the very lack of color surrounding it made it all the more terrifying.
  4. I don't care if they're out of sequence. JUST LET ME WATCH!!!! LOL.
  5. He figures if the can hasn't blown up or there's not a big bulge in it, it's still safe. Of course, the food has no nutritional value after 18 years.
  6. S06.E13: Schenee's Story

    I seem to remember that in one hospital where a family member of mine was taken, meals were available for visitors. I'm sure there was a charge, but we never used the service, so I can't say for sure. I prefer to go to the cafeteria to get a break. I would more likely believe that in a case where a patient is there due to obesity-related issues, they don't want to make it easier for extra food to be available to the patient, so they don't encourage that process by serving extra food to others in the room. Really . . . do you think Freddy would have had a bite of his "hospital meal" if they had brought it to him? I wonder how long the pizza / carry-in shenanigans went on before Dr. Now stepped in.
  7. S14.E07: Clash of Kings

    I think the majority owners require Casey to be on board whenever the ship leaves the dock, because they know that Josh doesn't know enough to untie the ropes first. Josh is only still there for the "drama" of the "Harris legacy." And that's the only reason the CM is still on the show. I miss the TB, too. I got to visit her in 2012 when she was in drydock.
  8. She has appeared to be "under the influence" in a couple of scenes. Plus, remember where she first met Luis - in a bar in the DR. Nothing like a single mother leaving her kids at home to go drink and party on a Caribbean island, then meet up with a young bartender and bring HIM home. Yes, I think we can safely assume Molly's judgment is impaired due to something.
  9. Found a can of food in my brother's kitchen cabinet yesterday that expired in 2002.
  10. Hoarders We Know and Encounter

    It is now official that my Level 3 Hoarder brother will be going into assisted living. One small room, and all he will have in it is what we bring him. All of the stuff that has been so important to him (but not important enough to dust or keep clean) is going out in his complex driveway at a "moving sale." We're hoping strangers will cart most of it off for us. Honestly, rather than "drop dead," I think an even more hateful thing to say to someone is, "I hope you end up holding the Power of Attorney for a hoarder who has to go into assisted living." I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy (if I had one).
  11. S14.E07: Clash of Kings

    Please . . . do not EVER use the words "Josh" and "Tony Stark" in the same sentence!!! That is blasphemy against Iron Man. Josh is 35 (trying to look like he's "cool" with that stupid hat). Iron Man 1 came out in 2008. Not sure who wore it first, but Tony Stark always wears it better. He's cool with no effort.
  12. S14.E07: Clash of Kings

    I'm glad we didn't have a drinking game going on wherein we'd take a shot every time someone said "hundo." Josh looks high to me.
  13. if she wants to see the before pictures, she should watch the last several seasons of the show.
  14. S01.E10: We Are Gone

    I thought that Goodsir might have poisoned his skin so the others would die sooner - which could almost have been an act of kindness on his part. That would be more in keeping with his character. Then he slit his wrists to sacrifice himself sooner . . . for their ultimate benefit.
  15. More time with Juan than grandma.