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  1. Jeeves

    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    That was Beverly. She was discussed not too long ago on this thread. She died.
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    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah and Jason

    I'm old, and I enjoy giving a virtual finger to the advancing years by often working - on-call projects. ("I can't stop getting older but dammit I'm still useful!") Last week I worked, and there were three guys there ranging in age from early 20s to maybe mid 30s. You shoulda heard their take on women who constantly do duck-lipped selfies. They are *not* fans. They threw serious shade. I didn't add to the discussion but enjoyed it hugely. Heh. Also, because I'm old, I try to remember that I know diddlysquat about current fashions and prefer to STFU about what young women are wearing. But I gotta say, that dress Jana's wearing above is - meh. As has been mentioned above, it looks like something I might have worn in the 90's, or maybe the 80's. But dumpier. And, no color. Blah dress with blah stupid pattern, no shape, no color. I know *grandmothers* who wouldn't be seen dead in that mess. The only thing "different" about it for a Duggarling is that it doesn't feature extra layers peeking out at the top and bottom to scream "MODESTY!!!" so in that sense it's rather daring and Jana probably feels nekkid. "Citrus and Lemon" gets on my last nerve. I assume they are targeting very stupid people with that name.
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    Small Talk: Only 2 Ounces Of Commenting Allowed

    Omigosh. I just flipped channels to find Dominque's story - from I think 2012 - being repeated on Discovery Life. The show is titled "600 Pound Mom: Race Against Time." A race that Dominque lost. She was nasty to her daughters, and ate herself to death by not complying with the weight loss program her doctor had given her to follow. He said, "It wasn’t a one time slip-up - it was a systematic assassination of her weight loss program." Honestly I'm not going to sit and watch this but will leave in on in the background and check in now and then. There are more old shows being hauled out of the vault today. Up next is "900 Pound Man: Race Against Time," and then two hour-long episodes about "Britain's Fattest Man."
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    JD and Abbie: Captured Before the Rapture

    They were married in Oklahoma. Of course the Duggar family was the epicenter of All Things Wedding because, TV show. If she moved to the TTH or nearby before the wedding, I assume it was due to the pull of the Duggar vortex which is centered at the TTH. If she didn't move to Arkansas before the wedding, but quit her job so she could be all engaged and immersed in wedding planning, well, that's probably just being consistent with her Gothard family background.
  5. @Churchhoney, I feel sorry for Nurie's blighted upbringing but have no patience for her fundie manifesto.
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    S07.E12: Aaron's Story

    Okay, I've got to eat a few of my words. And, not with a side of friiiied rice. Or grapes. The other night during the Live Chat for this episode I ranted about my irritation with these voiceovers where the poundticipants say "I've been working so hard." On further reflection - and after some sleep - I'm sorry I was so harsh. It is hard as hell - real work, if you like - to change your eating habits even if they aren't so disordered that you weigh more than the average US residential refrigerator and kitchen stove, combined. If you are up in the 600's or above, it's got to be a monumental undertaking. Of course, we do hear that "I'm working so hard" VO in this show, very often, just before the patient returns to Dr. Now's office for a follow up weigh in and has either lost very little weight or even gained some. So, there's that. Aaron's episode was a great palate cleanser after Jeanne's sh*tshow last week, and I give him props for working at losing weight and getting healthy. BTW, @LuvMyShows raised the question of how Aaron's dad lost weight. We know he has diabetes - probably Type 2 but I don't think they specified - which may be poorly controlled. Weight loss is a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes. If he was morbidly obese he may have had Type 2 diabetes which went undiagnosed until he had unexplained weight loss and/or other symptoms. Of course, I'm not a doctor and we don't know the details of his diabetes, so this is speculation.
  7. That's just humble-bragging Christianese bullshit. She's saved, and going to heaven, and most people out there are not. So, she's better than us heathens, and Jesus has her back, and unless you agree with her generally incoherent babblings, you're going to hell. Too bad, so sad.
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    John Clements, the homeowner/father/junker, was in jail not long after the episode aired, on account of the condition of the house, according to this story from March 2014, updated in July 2014: http://www.fox19.com/story/24944451/hoarder-in-court/ In March 2015 the judge was just over it. Said it was a waste of taxpayer money to fund yet a third attempt to clean up the place and verbally tore a strip - as the Brits would say - off Junker John Clements: https://local12.com/news/local/judge-speaks-frankly-to-hoarding-homeowner I don't know if TLC aired any updates about these hoarders.
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    I think this shows that this family has been living in isolation. When they hadn't been able to reach Jeanne's dad by phone from Houston, Jeanne called the Sheriff's office to do a welfare check. If they had friends or family nearby I'd have expected her to ask one of them to go check on her dad. @fonfereksglen posted as I was writing this. What with Jeanne's dad's schizophrenia, Jeanne's condition, and everything else, I can see them not letting anyone get close.
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Oh, man. In the scene after her mom's surgery and before they find out her dad died, Jeanne is talking about how she just can't wait to get home where she is comfortable and "has control." Yes, Jeanne, we've seen how well you manage your weight when you're in control. I assume by "having control" she means being able to smoke and eat what she wants.
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    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    YES. I'm watching this again mostly to see if I misjudged Jeanne's level of delusion. She seemed to never really get a handle on what would actually have to happen in order for her to lose weight. It was "weight loss surgery" as this magic thing that would cause weight loss. She never changed her food intake enough to lose anything like the amounts that Dr. Now set for her and I don't think she ever intended to make such changes. The bonus scenes of Barbara (Jeanne's mother) and Dr. Now in the hospital before her hernia repair surgery are interesting. Barbara seems a lot sharper than Jeanne, and she seemed to relate well to Dr. Now.
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    S07.E04: Justin's Story

    A couple of recent posts on Justin's IG account. The first one is a "throwback" pic, taken he thinks near the end of filming. And here's a composite before/after photo set he posted on February 27. I don't know when the second photo was taken but assume it's recent:
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    Small Talk: Only 2 Ounces Of Commenting Allowed

    Gosh, @Twopper, thanks for the memories of Robin Moran, who was on the show about the Andover, OH weight loss program. She was a very pleasant, articulate woman. She died in late 2011; I think she was about 50. Somehow this week's episode of Hoarders has crept into our discussions here. That hoarder was one of the most BSC people I've ever seen on TV. Don't know if anyone's going to come here to Small Talk to talk about it, but I thought I'd share this which I also posted over on the Hoarders topic. It's probably better suited to small talk as it veers OT from the Hoarders episode itself. My reaction during that episode was that the town should have condemned the house, meaning the hoarder couldn't have moved back in until the code inspectors had cleared it as safe for habitation again. But, here's a reality check on just how lengthy, complicated, and expensive it can be for a town to take action against a private residential structure that's hoarded/rundown to the point of being a nuisance and unsafe for habitation: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/littleton-neighbors-believe-man-burned-his-own-home-as-city-considers-demolition/73-4e04e737-73da-4066-85f9-853ab51196e6 The case has been going on for something like 12 years, the house was condemned, and in January the board heard FOUR HOURS of testimony on whether it should order the house demolished. Neighbors had experienced rat infestations emanating from the hoard house and some feared violence from the homeowner. The board's order was expected to be issued yesterday, and day before yesterday the house burned. Neighbors suspect the homeowner torched it. Latest news is that the homeowner's whereabouts are unknown. Oh, and in an interesting quirk of fate? The house fire was called in to 911 earlier than it would normally have been. Because the PIO of the fire district lives in the neighborhood. His wife was returning home in the early morning hours from her 911 dispatch job and saw a smoky haze in the neighborhood, so she and the PIO went looking for - and found - the fire. FB story here: https://www.facebook.com/SouthMetroFireRescue/videos/530155530842817/ As easy as it is for me to sit in front of my TV and say, the city should condemn and demolish a house, it's rarely simple, straightforward, or prompt to do that. Think, years of proceedings and quite a bit of local government resources taken up by the case.
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    Hoarders

    I think the house should have been condemned by the town government (or county, or whoever has jurisdiction), which would mean that Linda could move back in only after code inspectors had approved lifting the condemnation. And I'm the one who fantasized about flamethrowers as I watched that mess on my TV. But, here's a reality check on just how lengthy, complicated, and expensive it can be for a town to take action against a private residential structure that's hoarded/rundown to the point of being a nuisance and unsafe for habitation: https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/littleton-neighbors-believe-man-burned-his-own-home-as-city-considers-demolition/73-4e04e737-73da-4066-85f9-853ab51196e6 The case has been going on for something like 12 years, the house was condemned, and in January the board heard FOUR HOURS of testimony on whether it should order the house demolished. Neighbors had experienced rat infestations emanating from the hoard house and some feared the homeowner. The board's order was expected to be issued yesterday, and day before yesterday the house burned. Neighbors suspect the homeowner torched it. Latest news is that the homeowner's whereabouts are unknown. Oh, and in an interesting quirk of fate? The house fire was called in to 911 earlier than it would normally have been. Because the PIO of the fire district lives in the neighborhood. His wife was returning home in the early morning hours from her 911 dispatch job and saw a smoky haze in the neighborhood, so she and the PIO went looking for - and found - the fire. FB story here: https://www.facebook.com/SouthMetroFireRescue/videos/530155530842817/ As easy as it is for me to sit in front of my TV and say, the city should condemn and demolish a house, it's rarely simple, straightforward, or prompt to do that. Think, years of proceedings and quite a bit of local government resources taken up by the case.
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    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    Yep. I grew up in Houston, left the state a long time ago, but if I ever lived in Texas again it would be in the Hill Country.
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