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  1. satrunrose

    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    It's similar in skate-loving Canada. Kids have to wear helmets up to a certain age (usually 12, I think) and it's recommended, but not a rule for adults. Seeing Josiah and Lauren helmet-less isn't a surprise, but the kids being bare-headed and not seeing anyone in the background wearing one either is weird to me.
  2. satrunrose

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    To be just a little fair, following the plan in the short time, certainly, isn't going to fix those things. The best stories we've seen have had people doing those things a year after we started following them, and most not until the follow up show (so 18 months/ 2 years). When they say it's too hard, they have all the hard things that are happening because of their weight plus they don't get to eat themselves into a stupor and ignore everything else anymore. We know that it's short term pain for their only chance at a better life, but if these folks had the mental health to accept delayed gratification, I doubt they'd be in this mess in the first place.
  3. satrunrose

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    This episode made me really sad. This show always says that the participants aren't long for this world, but a lot of them have reported being 300 pounds + for decades and they're still, somehow, seemingly mostly okay aside from pain (although I do understand that mobile vs bed bound makes a huge difference). Jeanne was the first one where I thought, she's not going to be here in a year. Two infections that required hospitalization in 3-4 months? And she isn't going to be in regular contact with a doctor anymore? Her mom's too sick even to clean her poorly now. Then there's poor Jeanne's mom who may not even last that long between trauma (broken heart syndrome), insufficient healing time in hospital, and caring for Jeanne before she's healthy enough to. It was really hard to watch, especially because as Dr Now said, he was throwing her a rope but because it didn't align to Jeanne's vague/poorly articulated version of what help means, she chucked the rope over the cliff and was/is just lying there dying (and I fear taking her mom with her) Speaking of depressingly enmeshed relationships, was Jeanne the only one to say "My Mom and I have been working really hard". Every. single. time? I don't think even Sean spoke that way about Mommy Dearest. Jeanne said something after the gas station incident about how much better it would be if people accepted people like her as members of society. I don't actually disagree with her, but I wondered, is Jeanne actually a member of society at this point? Does she have a community? She dropped out of high school, never worked and stopped going to church. There's not even any evidence that she's spending time in a gaming or on-line community. It's so sad to be that isolated and not be willing to use what little help is available to at least have a chance.
  4. satrunrose

    Buddy vs. Duff

    I was really looking forward to this show because I love competitive cooking shows and especially cake decorating. I'll admit, I've been a fan of Duff since Ace of Cakes days, and while I watched Cake Boss sometimes, I didn't love them the way I loved Duff and his team (especially Geoff and Mary Alice - wonder what she's up to now). That being said, I didn't really enjoy it. One of the things I like about Top Chef, Beat Bobby Flay and X Baking Championships that while there are egos, most of the people are competitive but pleasant and supportive. I didn't expect Buddy to be such an aggressively sore looser and it made me uncomfortable. I really hope that it was producer shenanigans to amp up the drama (it's been years since either Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss have been on the air) but it felt a little too sincere.
  5. satrunrose

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    Wow! I am feeling some pretty intense vicarious offence. Being attached to a 3,000+ year old culture is a BAD thing? To Plato and Aristotle and all the ancient writers that had such a huge influence on early Christian thought. Good Lord! What stupendous arrogance and pride. Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 6:18)
  6. satrunrose

    S02.E16: Believe

    To be honest, I'm even on Shaun's side for the fetal position incident. At the time, Shawn had multiple patients in crisis, including a close coworkers's son. Three people were dead, his mentor probably dying and his colleague (the only other person who could take charge) had her hands in a patient's guts. Plus, at least 3-4 people were yelling at him. Oh, and he hadn't eaten in an unknown amount of time. I'm neurotypical and I think the only thing that would have kept me from being in the fetal position was an understanding that I can't in a situation like that. Would it have been more acceptable for Shaun to respond in a more neurotypical way like yelling at someone, bursting into tears or running to hide in the bathroom? I would argue that those responses would be equally useless in the situation, just more acceptable socially. (And yes, I get that Shaun would have eaten if he didn't have an aversion to pickles, but I'd be in the same boat if it had been peanut butter sandwiches (allergic) or pesto (haaaate).)
  7. Considering that they are thoughtfully and piously studying the One True King James Bible with what appears to be a fill in the blank worksheet, I'm guessing academic rigour may not be high on the list of priorities for this fine institution.
  8. satrunrose

    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    Please tell me someone replied with "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" before they took down the comments?
  9. satrunrose

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    I love the "I need to work on myself" but not the 500 extra pounds of weight that is keeping you from leaving the house and living a normal and healthy life. Weight loss, shmeit loos, blowing up three balloons, yes, that's the ticket!
  10. satrunrose

    S07.E08: Maja's Story LIVE CHAT

    That last fight with Christian was something else! Why (mental) 12 year-olds shouldn't be in a relationship. Maja says food is the only thing that's keeping her from falling apart. What does falling apart look like to her? Because, to me, daily 600 pound life is my "falling apart".
  11. satrunrose

    S04.E03: The False Bride

    I liked that Claire and Jacosta were both wrong (although I'd agree Jacosta more so than Claire). Jamie is a natural leader. Plus, he gets into enough illegal activities, even without Claire, that he isn't going to be happy as just the town printer. The thing is, though, Jamie is such a good leader because leads by inspiring a lot of trust and loyalty and gives the people he leads a lot of trust and loyalty in return. I'm thinking of the way he gets whipped in books 1 and 2, or helps with the harvest at Lallybroch, or the waterwheel incident. That's very different from the relationship he would have to have with the enslaved people at River Run. Even with a good 18th century lass, I just can't see Jamie being able to be that guy (and thank goodness for that!).
  12. satrunrose

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Derick, sweetie pie, honey bunch, you've had 3 "plans" in the past two years (Super missionary! Whatever that $10,000 church certificate was and law school). Methinks you need to put down the Ramsey and check out what your good buddy Jesus has to say about hypocrites.
  13. satrunrose

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    I feel the same way about this as I did about Jill's playing outside post. There's nothing wrong with it and I'm glad individual Duggars got to feel appreciated but why on earth are they presenting this as something that's completely earth shattering when telling people what you love about them (albeit often through Hallmark) is just...what you do for Valentines...
  14. I assumed they brought the nurse to put the eggs back together again. Maybe they figured that a like-minded sweet friend could succeed where all the king's horses and all the king's men failed.
  15. satrunrose

    Michelle and JimBob aka J'Chelle and Boob

    I don't know if it still has as much impact today, but when I was a teen in the late 90s, the fear of HIV/AIDS was a very real thing among teens, and while my schools were safer sex, not abstinence, the message I remember getting was sex = AIDS or, best case scenario teen pregnancy, so wear a condom! I'm not surprised more people my age took it one step further to abstinence.