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  1. Return To Amish

    I just binge watched the entirety of the most recent season (7?). I’d like to thank my cold, Mucinex DM and the rainy gloomy day outside for their support. The thing that gets me the most is every time they get a makeover they “ don’t recognize the person in the mirror” yet at the same time feel like it represents their real self. How does that make any sense? Is it really necessary to have some sort of commercialized product applied to see yourself in the mirror? 1) Mary - how does she justify doing all she can to get back in the good graces of the church and yet still participate in the show? 2) Lowell - doing dishes (women’s work) or going on a haunted tour of New Orleans disrespects his religion but drinking alcohol, having premarital sex with his girlfriend and running amok on the beach in a speedo is A-ok. 3) Carmela - “this is the worst thing to do for our marriage, taking the donut business on the road”, then 3 episodes later, “it’s the best thing we did for our marriage”. 4) Shelly - it’s ok your fiancé is still legally married to his first wife, get married now anyway and worry about the paperwork/legalities/possible bigamy charges brought on him later. 5) Dawn - my husband cheated on me/sin so I’m going to use that as an excuse to “go English”, then at the end I’ll confess my lie/sin by being on birth control and let’s just go English, honey! 6) Jeremiah - gotta hand it to him for hustling the t-shirts, hoodies, hats, shoes, paintings, Amish Donut business AND starring in the latest rendition of Return to Amish. Way to milk it, dude. Still needs to work on his relationship skills though. 7) Sabrina- Jeeeez, where to begin. Get help, honey. Everyone’s praying for ya.
  2. S05.E02: Scared and Unprepared

    Vanity?
  3. S07:E02 Brianne's Story

    It is pitiful that so many of the stories told on the show include molestation/rape but unfortunately, somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 2 minutes.( https://www.wcsap.org/help/about-sexual-assault/how-often-does-it-happen). I have no problem believing Briane’s story, or any of the other participants stories, for that matter, regarding their sexual assault(s). I found Briane to be rather positive throughout her journey, something you rarely see on this show. Other than her “Last Supper” there wasn’t the usual backsliding and the nutritionist didn’t have to come to her place and throw out the food she shouldn’t be eating. Am I the only one who reads the panels in Dr. Now’s voice? For example, Screen: Month 5 In my head: Munt 5. LOL
  4. Indeed. She certainly does insert herself in there, doesn’t she? How weird. If the way she treats Babs isn’t faked for TV I feel very sorry for her. Both of them, actually. Similar to what another poster mentioned earlier, if I ever called my Mom a fucking liar, even NOT on national TV, I’d be gumming my food until I got my dentures.
  5. S05.E02: Scared and Unprepared

    Thank you!!!
  6. S05.E02: Scared and Unprepared

    I’m not a very good lip-reader, but when Jazz and Janelle were in the car discussing Jazz’s love life, or lack thereof, and Jazz gets pissy with Mom and snaps “Beacuse I (bleeep) have a (bleeep)!”, does anyone know what the bleeped out words were? Thanks! I find it strange that Janelle is running around with just a few weeks to go until Jazz’s surgery getting allergy testing done and chatting with Skylar’s mom about aftercare. With so much of Jazz’s focus being on getting a vagina, one would think Janelle would be getting all knowed up about the particulars well in advance since she is the one that is going to be responsible for much of her aftercare and is a big participant in a successful outcome for Jazz. One example, the dilator-does she have one yet, has she become familiar with its proper use, cleaning routine, etc.? Maybe it is just the show manipulating the dialogue or the scenarios but it just struck me as bizarre that Janelle finds herself unprepared.
  7. I’m not a Mormon or a Scientologist, but from outside observation I don’t think there is any comparison between the two other than they are relatively “new” as far as religions go. The Mormons weren’t just viewed as a cult or a bunch of weirdos, their congregations were run out of town(s), their leaders jailed and/or killed because folk could NOT abide a “Christian” religion, with increasing political muscle, that believed the more wives one has the better. CO$ weren’t confronted by the US government with a “change your policy or else” come-to-Jesus moment. Quite the opposite, it was the US government that capitulated to the demands of the CO$ over religious status, or not. The Mormons were threatened with confiscation of property & funds and being un-recognized as a religion if they didn’t change their polygamy policy. I seriously doubt that the modern day incarnation of LDS gives two shits about the CO$~they’ve secured their status and not for nothing got Utah and most of Nevada out of the deal they made with the feds. Plus, they’ve 15 million LDS worldwide. Amen!!! I’m thrilled that this is actually something people are talking about and that Leah and Mike are so stridently pursuing. The blatant advantages a taxable entity enjoys by being recognized as a “religion” in this country and the methods by which the CO$ employed to be granted that status are mind-blowing. Where’s that good ol’ separation of church and state everyone pines for, as promised? Myself, I’m like Thomas Jefferson, a sect by myself. I can’t imagine how horrible it must feel for Leah, Mike and the ones that have come forward on the show having been believers in the religion of the CO$. I applaud and admire their courage to come forward and share their stories.
  8. “...Cruise was so incensed by the episode that he allegedly threatened to not participate in promotion for “Mission: Impossible III” junket if a re-run of the episode was aired; Viacom owns both Comedy Central and Paramount, the studio that put out the film. Cruise’s reps denied this, though the episode was indeed pulled. Stone and Parker, for their part, put out a satirical statement on the matter: .....“So, Scientology, you may have won THIS battle, but the million-year war for earth has just begun! Temporarily anozinizing our episode will NOT stop us from keeping Thetans forever trapped in your pitiful man-bodies. Curses and drat! You have obstructed us for now, but your feeble bid to save humanity will fail! Hail Xenu!!!” “Trey Parker and Matt Stone, servants of the dark lord Xenu.”... https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/24/church-of-scientology-investigate-south-park_n_1027538.html
  9. S02.E00: The Miracle of Christmas

    I thought that too at first and then I only heard them refer to them as “the twins” after that so maybe Flynn is a boy that likes to have long hair and wear clothes similar to the other twin? It is 2023 after all...
  10. If you haven’t seen South Park’s famous episode regarding Stan being recognized as the second coming of L. Ron Hubbard, it’s worth the view: “Trapped in the closet” "What's better than telling people a stupid story and having them believe you? Having them PAY you for it, stupid!" ~President of Scientology Enjoy!
  11. Scientology needs a spin-off religion to fully challenge them head-on. Shelly Miscavige could be their Martin Luther if she showed up at the Celebrity Center and nailed her list of grievances to the door. With every episode I’m continually amazed at the direction, form and practices that Scientology has evolved into since I first ran across their storefront on State Street in Santa Barbara back in 1985. I was shopping with my boyfriend at the time~he went in for a free E-meter test and came out with the Dianetics book, I declined because I thought it sounded like hokey self-help crap and continued, by myself, shopping. This was well before it became recognized in the United States as a religion, with all of the federal benefits and protections that entails. So back to my opening: In the same spirit of the beginnings of the Protestant Anabaptist Religions, perhaps a “Martin Luther” will rise from the ranks of the Priesthood of Scientology and successfully challenge David Miscavige’s authority as the Scientology Pope by openly, publicly accusing him of misrepresenting and twisting the message of L. Ron Hubbard, The Messiah and exposing his abuses of members and the power he wields. Unless Leah and Mike found their own church, based on anti-Scientology principles, they will continue to be labeled as hate-mongering and fostering religious persecution.
  12. S02.E09: Inside the Pretend

    Cameron Diaz, David Duchovny, Matt LeBlanc all did porn first.
  13. S02.E09: The Dance

    He was also Olivia Benson’s 1/2 brother, Simon Marsden, on Law & Order, SVU.
  14. S02.E08: Heart in a Box

    I can’t believe that either one of them is dumb enough not to realize that calls from inmates are recorded.
  15. S20.E09: Mea Culpa

    Benson: (to Stone) “Im sorry if it seemed like I doubted you.” sayyyyyy what? The dialogue gets more cringeworthy with each episode.