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  1. Homily

    Everybody Loves Raymond

    I hear you! I love the early seasons but when I make a list of favourite episodes I am always surprised at how most of them are from later in the series. Go figure 🙂.
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    S12.E05: The Planetarium Collision

    She didn't in this episode but I think in episodes that have aired since then she was back in her own lab. Fortunately (Ha) we live in a world of endless reruns so I'll make a point of seeing if Amy's work even gets a mention.
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    S12.E05: The Planetarium Collision

    Agreed. I just saw this episode and was surprised at all the comments that made it seem like Amy lost her research project. When she goes to her lab and the scientist replacing her speaks he clearly says he is there because Amy has been temporarily assigned elsewhere. It was still a crappy move on Sheldon and Siebert's part to do this without consulting Amy but it is made clear that it was never intended to be a permanent thing.
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    Pet Peeves: The Holy Trinity and Beyond

    We looked at a house a few weeks ago where the couple (I think) must have watched one too many flip this house shows, anyway they had taken down the walls that had enclosed the kitchen so they have the open concept (with walls, cabinetry and even the floor all in shades of gray as well) but anyway this wouldn't maybe have been so bad if they had done a professional job. But they didn't. A lot of what they'd done would have to be undone I suspect. Including putting those walls back. Put it this way, the flip work was so bad that the backing of the dishwasher could be seen in the living room area - when there is no wall you do still need to enclose the appliances in some way people!! Those flip this house shows have a lot to answer for!!
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    Pet Peeves: The Holy Trinity and Beyond

    It's funny as I am used to being on this site and finding mostly likeminded people where open concept is concerned but this was linked on another message board I visit and it was amazing to me how many people are either just plain pro-open concept or are very defensive about it! Way more people were posting positively about open concept than I am used to seeing that's for sure! And no way could you discuss it with them. I guess though if you've invested a lot of money into changing you floor plan or you bought a house with open concept you don't appreciate being told you may have made a mistake in terms of resale. Still and all if there is in fact a backlash the model home builders where I am have yet to be convinced. I was out this week-end looking and I don't think I saw any house that wasn't open concept.
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    The episode where Marie thought Ray and Debra were breaking up and she said "if anything happens we get the children, Raymond" made me laugh. First no "we" don't get the kids, second Ray would not want them and third Marie would learn pretty damn fast that Debra would be the one calling the shots. Almost makes me wish they'd gone down that road just to see Marie's reaction when she finally manipulates Debra out of the picture and ends up losing constant access to the grandkids into the bargain!
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    S12.E17: The Conference Valuation

    Even if Howard were a stay at home dad he should have an equal say in the family finances. Well I should say if he was capable of making sensible choices with money he should have a say! Bernadette isn't making the decisions because she makes the money, she makes the decisions because Howard is a 12 yr old who still needs to be on an allowance!
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    S12.E16: The D & D Vortex

    Heh. I think this is one reason I find the Penny Leonard relationship believable. My husband has some interests that would bore me to tears (think days long games of Risk as one example). The notion that just because I married the guy has to mean I am interested in every damn thing he does is laughable to me. And I'm pretty sure he feels the same way about some of the things I care deeply about! As long as we're not putting each other down (too much 🙂) it's all good. And that's exactly the balance I see with Penny and Leonard.
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    The gnaB giB -- How should BBT End?

    It's a pretty recent development. I recently saw the episode where Raj has the Murder Mystery which involves flashing forward to what he says will happen to them in the future. It's said that Penny and Leonard have children and the only thing Penny objects to is the number of children - no mention at all that she isn't going to be having any. There are a few other references over the years, one specifically where Penny says she plans to have a child "one day". So it certainly wasn't a "no never going to happen" until the powers that be decided to throw a Big Problem at Penny and Leonard.
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    Everybody Loves Raymond

    I had an "aha" moment watching an episode of ELR tonight. And not a good one. I realized that when I started watching ELR in 1996 I was Ray and Debra in terms of age and stage of life. 23 years, yes folks 23 years!!! later and now I'm sitting at the grandparents table with Frank and Marie! I'm still younger than they were when the show started but not by much.
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    S12.E15: The Donation Oscillation

    Not if they're sitting wide on a bus! That's just as obnoxious as the people who claim the seat beside them with their purse or bags.
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    S12.E15: The Donation Oscillation

    I also got a feeling though that she was realizing that maybe she hadn't thought it through as thoroughly as she should have. If BBT can handle this right I don't have a problem with that. I was one of those people who never wanted children and then, well, I did, so her changing her mind wouldn't be a big deal. It's not as though she ever expressed a hatred of children the way Bernadette once did. Again though totally depends on if they continue on with the way things were left in this episode. I'd much rather it be a decision she makes rather than an "oops oh well guess we're having a kid" thing. Overall this episode was one of the stronger ones this season. I hope they keep that going. Last year was so good and so far this year just hasn't been. I want the last episodes to be worth watching again and again in the endless reruns we know are coming!
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    Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" Series

    She wrote a series of books for pre-schoolers about Noddy and there definitely was a golliwog in them but I never read those. I was deeply into the books aimed more at the "tween-ager" - the Adventure books, the Secret Seven and the Famous 5. Anyway reading some of those books now I am amazed at what went right over my head as a child!
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    Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House" Series

    Ma's attitude was very consistent with the times. She had heard horror stories for years, no doubt, about the "wild savages". I much prefer reading a book that honestly conveys the way things were at the time - racism and all - then a book written in the present day that puts 21st century ideals into the mouthes of people living a very different life 150 years ago. But that said I totally agree with you about how some books make you uncomfortable! There are some children's books I used to love that I just can't read anymore - certain Enid Blyton's as one example. I did not notice the racism and elitism when I first read those books but they are so jarring to me now that I won't read them again and I don't think I'd give them to a child to read either. Books like the Little House books though I'd rather have kids read and use the things that are problematic as 'teachable moments'. With Blyton et al - nah, not worth it.
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    House Hunters International

    When we got relocated to the UK for my husband's job my parents offered to take our cat. I didn't hesitate to take them up on that! I think re-homing her was a better choice than having her go into quarantine for IIRC 6 months. Choosing not to take a promotion and have the chance to live in England wasn't really on the table!
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