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  1. Lemur

    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    Anasi Boys, of course, especially after you get through American Gods. Plus the two Shadow Moon short stories Monarch of the Glen and Black Dog. I can honestly say I've enjoyed everything I've read by Gaiman. The Ocean at the End of the Lane is totally underrated. Norse Mythology is also good, but if you're looking for a twist, see if you can find the BBC radio dramatization of it that was presented this past Christmas. Really, really good stuff. Half of the voice cast was from Game of Thrones.
  2. Lemur

    My Lottery Dream Home

    Keep in mind different states have different disclosure laws regarding lottery winners and many don't allow you to remain anonymous as the lotteries are administered by a state agency and are thus subject to sunshine laws. Only a handful allow you to remain completely anonymous, some make the information public no matter how small the win, some have a dollar amount threshold, some hold the info for 30/60/90 days. Most people don't think to create a trust or an LLC (or don't have the filing costs) to claim the ticket or would even know how to go about doing it so it would be tax advantageous (i.e. setting up a MD or DE trust or corp). Also, people do dumb stuff when they get that much money and start spending it before they have it in hand. That said, I like David. He has a very gentle and calming way about him while still being high energy. He's not judgy of people and their preferences and doesn't try to impose his style on his clients which is so nice to see. It's also nice to see people trying to live within the confines of the money they've won and not have unrealistic expectations or going overly ostentatious. It's also nice to see people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford a home buy one. I also find it gratifying that so many people are buying older homes instead of building/buying new. The most prominent feature of your front facade should not be the hole through which you drive your car; I really despise that particular architectural trend.
  3. Lemur

    S09.E09: Momster Mash

    Briana just annoys me. One doesn't just change a kid's name on a whim. Ask Chelsea. There are court orders involved. She seriously thinks everything is like Burger King, you can just drive up, put your order in for a medium fry, a Diet Coke, and child support order and a quick birth certificate amendment. Sheesh. There are so many holes here ... like was DeVoin even listed on the original? Does he want to be listed on it? Does he understand that he's now legally responsible for child support and can incur any civil and criminal penalties for *not* paying court ordered child support? These people ... And what are you going on vacation *from*? Kail continues to be mad at the world for the mere reason that she exists and she's in it. Javi is petty/dumb/both for not giving the coaches her contact info, especially in a world where youth coaches are mandatory reporters. I mean, I get the impulse not to want to inflict Kail on people you know and like, but still, if you're expecting her to pick your kid up, coach should have her contact info. Oh and Kail, yeah, his meeting with the town about this new business *is* important. Unless, of course, you want him waiting another six months to open. Zoning and licensing officials don't care about your podcast. Chelsea continues to be boring and annoy me by wearing a toque indoors. Your kids aren't wearing socks, Chelsea. It's not that cold in your house. The hat is purely aesthetic and looks like the reservoir tip on a condom, which is some ironic symbology right there. Janelle ... whatever. I feel terrible for Jace, he has a shitbag mother who birthed him out of spite, a junky father and literally no escape from the turmoil of the Evans household. Poor kid.
  4. Lemur

    S04. E14. The Big Blast From the Past Episode.

    I swear, by the end of the season, Weller will be reduced to a barely grunting meat puppet. They've made both him and Jane dumber each episode.
  5. Lemur

    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    Your next mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read Good Omens (Gaiman's collaboration with Terry Pratchett) before it debuts on Amazon Prime on 5/31.
  6. Lemur

    Divine Quotes

  7. Lemur

    S02.E01: House On The Rock

    She apparently has very bad joints and mainly gets around via a scooter these days, as my Celebrity Wife Swap-watching mother has informed me. So many things rubbed me the wrong way in this episode, and so many rubbed me the right way so it's a mixed bag on my part. Didn't like the whole "backstage" scene as it seemed forced and out of character of Shadow. The diner assassination looked horrible. I'm not a fan of the storyline with Bilquis. I didn't particularly care for the vibe between Mad Sweeney and Dead Wife. That said, Orlando Jones is still one of the funniest SOBs on television (and apparently he ad-libbed or wrote a good bit of his own dialogue). The House on the Rock was visually stunning and the fortune teller scene was particularly well done. Hey ... anyone else notice that Salim, Sweeney and Dead Wife couldn't ride the carousel but Shadow could? *raises eyebrow*
  8. Lemur

    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    Yeah, I've noticed it when watching the real estate shows. "I want privacy! I don't want to be able to see my neighbors!" and my other favorite, "When you don't have neighbors, you don't need curtains!". (The last one is courtesy of Joanna on Fixer Upper, who clearly doesn't ever sleep past sunrise or has a blackout room somewhere in her farm house.) Yeah, just remember, those are the people whose homes get invaded and the police have a 20 minute response time or who die in their sleep and their cats eat them because there were no neighbors to take note of their comings and goings. Or if you are Jenelle, people actively avoid your sinking swamp shack/fortified separatist camp and armory.
  9. Lemur

    S09.E07: Surprise

    I've always assumed Jo's money was in managing the rental properties he or his family owns (though for some reason I recall his family taking a real hit when the housing market went in the tank in '08) and quite frankly don't remember what I'm basing that assumption on. Does anyone?
  10. Lemur

    S06.E17: Reunion

    Guys ... guys ... guys! We don't have to pick sides! They can *ALL* be horrible people we wouldn't want to work with!
  11. Lemur

    S09.E07: Surprise

    I believe Kail said Jo also got a new lawyer, which may mean he got a *better* lawyer who is more familiar with DE's child support laws, listened to what Jo had the say and immediate saw red at Kail gaming the system.
  12. I buy weird Japanese hair products after I get my hair straightened and spent $40 on "foundation jel" and $40 on "shimmering mist". They do last the whole year though, so there's that.
  13. Lemur

    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    *Petty comment alert* Does everything Chelsea wear have to say "Mama Bear" on it? We get it. You popped out a passel of kids. You love them. Find something to wear other than the latest cold-shoulder logo top you bought in bulk off of Zulily and marled Carhartt toque. *End alert*
  14. Lemur

    S09.E07: Surprise

    Also, what in the name of all that is good and holy is all that ... crap? I don't even know what ... in the back of Kail's not-good-enough Suburban? Is she's a junker? Is she cruising around on bulk day looking for scrap metal and old furniture to spray paint and sell at flea markets? The hell?
  15. Lemur

    Leah Messer Simms Messer Calvert Messer...She's 23

    Not necessarily. Sales reps who sell surgical equipment often go into the surgical theaters in scrubs, mask, gloves, etc. They don't touch anything or stand near the patient, but they are in the room. They stand in the back of the room, talk to the surgeon while operating, tell them how the retractors they're using are better or how the heart valve they're implanting needs to be picked up and implanted.