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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    maybe some of Alan/Alexis shippers (good grief I hate that word) might move on if there were a spring season. They would be out of the spotlight and there'd be new couples to like. (I'm not typing that word again.)
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    Say What?: Commercials That Made Us Scratch Our Heads

    I agree, I can do preliminary research, but I want to see, to test, to touch, to sit in the seats, I'm short, 4'11", I can't drive just any car, they don't fit. I moved 3 years ago this summer, my nephew moved me. I haven't seen any of my 5 winter coats since I moved. I got by with a couple of cheap hoodies I bought at Walmart until this year. I'm in OK, so it's not like we freeze for 4 months, we just think we are if the temp drops below 40. We have a couple of super horrible cold days a year, can use a coat for a few months, but it's not like when I lived in more northern places. But I decided to get a new coat this year. Since I no longer have a car, it's hard to get out and shop. I tried to shop on line, I've bought 2 coats, one was totally worthless, just fake ones, I donated it. The next one is kind of cute, but it's too light, it'll be fine in the fall and spring, but it is not suitable for really cold. I got tired of this nonsense, I get my prescriptions once a month at a pharmacy/grocery store next to a Burlington, I did buy a coat there, but it's entirely too big, I'll be giving it a friend, there wasn't much selection in late January. But in August? I'll be heading to Burlington and I'm buying a winter coat, heavy enough and with pockets for putting my gloves, my hands, my hands in gloves... There are just things you need to try in person. And it's getting harder and harder to shop in person, all the stores are closing, the malls are losing stores, the malls are closing. For some things, shopping on line is perfectly fine, but for others, I want to see, to touch, to try on.
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    Say What?: Commercials That Made Us Scratch Our Heads

    haven't seen that ad, but I was reminded, "if you want to capture someone's attention, whisper." A blast from the past, the 70s or 80s, perfume, I think, but I can't remember who the ad was for or who did it, a woman, maybe famous at the time, I just don't remember. But, I whisper this to my dogs frequently and it does get their attention if they're not being too rowdy.
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    General True Crime Shows

    I looked through "P" shows, I looked through the genre shows, can't find a specific place, so I'm going to put it here. I know there was a thread on TWOP for all the Police Women of ____ shows, I used to watch it years ago on OWN, then OWN was moved up to a higher tier on Directv and I refused to pay for the higher tier, but now I have Philo streaming and I watch this show again occasionally, it's all reruns, I guess they only made one season of each of the areas. One thing I've noticed this time, is they find the same officers in each city/county, sassy young blonde, sassy young African American, older/jaded detective. But some of them have stuck in my mind over the years. It's interesting to watch the Phoenix ones where they were filmed during Sheriff Joe's years and how thoughts have changed or not changed during those years. Not trying to make it a political statement, I got more convoluted trying not to make it a political statement. I think Cincinnati was my favorite of all the cities. I'm watching Memphis tonight and I swear they just had 2 scenes with the same police car racing around the same corner, stock footage. I hope all of the women are safe whether or not they are still working their beats.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    with relation to the Kings Hawaiian bread rolls, my dislike is the Grandmother who gets into the rolls and sets off alarms and ends up with the colored dye on her face. The person buying the rolls is apparently having a party, for which they bought one package of rolls! For goodness sake, if you're having a party, you buy several packages and then let Grandma have a roll, the old woman is hungry and wants a roll, if her family didn't starve her she might not be doing midnight searches of the house scrounging for food.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Me too and I wasn't remembering that song used in any current commercials. And Jamoche, thanks for the translation, I'm so old, I had no clue what they were singing in that song.
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    NYPD Blue

    Peaches, from the show about how the series was done, it wasn't at the very end of the series, but 2 or 3 years before it ended. They have shown it a couple of times on H&I at the end of the series and before they start it again, but David Milch talked about his hard drinking days and that he did not always have the scripts done in time for the cast to learn their lines, so there were notes all over the set with their lines and they read them during the filming/video taping. From what I understand, Milch was quite a controlling person and did not allow adlibs, lines had to be said as written. He does an excellent story, but sometimes, his lines get a little convoluted. Apparently Jimmy Smits and some of the others really did not like working in that atmosphere and they wanted out of the show. From what I know about addicts and alcoholics in my personal life, the more out of control they feel about themselves, the harder they work to control those around them. There's a reason that the first step of AA/Al-Anon/NA/Nar-Anon is "admitted we were powerless over alcohol (substitute what you need there) and our lives had become unmanageable. There's a lot in 12 step programs about control/out of control/controlling others. Yes, I am an an Al-Anon, and I'm a Virgo and I'm a first born, just do what I say and everything will go smoothly, dammit!
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    yeah, the calves are stupid and it's a pretty stupid commercial, but I dislike the other one with Landry, the guy that jumps over the rail. I only remember the name because of the Dallas Cowboys' longtime coach. I lived in DC during those years and since I was told I "had to love the Redskins", I rooted for the Cowboys. But other than that, I don't really care much about football. I will be watching The Puppy Bowl tomorrow and will feel no guilt whatsoever. If the Chiefs had been in it, I would still watch the Puppy Bowl, but I would feel a teensy amount of guilt.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    I dislike the Cyclistguy, but he's a friend of a friend of mine. She said he's a nice person in real life.
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    Pit Bulls And Parolees

    I just got to see the entire episode on the rescue of the wolf dogs. That was intense. I assume that the staff that gets involved in the rescues all get rabies vaccines. But that Tia and Mariah both got bitten was hard. I had a friend that retired this year from bat rescue and she had to keep the vaccines current, but she also had to have a rabies shot if she got bitten by a bat that tested positive. Mariah and Marcel are both such excellent partner choices and the way they both get so involved in the rescues is wonderful. Marcel is such a dog whisperer or charmer, but he always seems to win over those frightened animals. Editing to add Lizzie too, she is one of the best.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    I guess some people are just so desperate for love and romance in their lives, they have to find it somewhere, but I have just tried to love myself first. I do enjoy a good romance as part of another story, in a book, in a movie, but when the book or movie is over, I just move on. I also never want to know about anyone else's sex life, they have one, great, but don't give me details, not in real life, books or movies or reality tv shows.
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    General Gabbery: DWTS

    Ok, I'm so old, but I really don't get the "shipper" stuff. I don't Instagram, I have a Twitter account, that I read about once a year, I think I follow DWTS and maybe Tom Bergeron because when I signed up for the account, I had to "follow" someone. The most I've used it for is to read my brothers insane rants and at first would read the Fug girls on award show nights, I've even stopped doing that, I just don't care. Are "shippers" the same tween age girls and emotionally tween age girls that adore the Bachelor/Bachelorette nonsense, read romance novels and watch Hallmark Christmas movies and Lifetime movies? When I watch this show, I think, oh that couple looks cute, they dance nicely together, they seem to be having a good time with each other, then the show is over and I don't give a damn til the next week. I hope that real life intervenes in these people's lives soon and they have their own romances to be occupied with. As a teenager, I had crushes on many male singers, actors, I cut out their pictures form 16 and Tiger Beat, but I didn't care about who they were dating/not dating, I cared more about a boy in my school and who he was dating and if he might like me or want to date me, and those crushes changed often. Well, except I still have a crush on Phil Everly and he died several years ago. I watch a lot of old people channels I guess, because I get a lot of the old people commercials, funeral insurance, medications for various old people ailments, medicare supplemental insurance, you know, the stuff old people are consumed with interest about. But Bill Engvall has an ad, and I don't pay much attention to what it's for. But I was thinking, I would rather see an entire season of DWTS with contestants like him and Tommy Chong and several others who seemed to be having a great time, working on improving their dancing every week, than a single week of a winner like the last one, and I'm not putting his name because I'm kind of blanking (did I mention, I'm old?) and I don't want to go back through this thread and find his name because I don't give a darn.
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    Say What?: Commercials That Made Us Scratch Our Heads

    if they are very, very lucky and some old person wearing bladder leak protection garments doesn't hit them over the head and do them in.
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    NYPD Blue

    It's been a while, so I'll talk to myself some more. There are some seriously beautiful women on this show. I keep being struck by how beautiful Sharon Lawrence is and Andrea Thompson is so very striking. Most of the other women are beautiful also, the show on H&I just happens to be focused right now on storylines with these two. Then there's the beautiful men, many of them. Editing to talk to myself some more, it's the second episode on H&I tonight and I hate this episode, but Jimmy Smits is such a good actor. In tonight's first episode, he is in the hospital and very sick, had an emergency operation where they inserted something to help his heart. He was complaining to Diane about going in for a test and waking up with a tube in his joint, she asked him if it hurt, the look he gave her was golden. This current episode is so hard to watch, if my meds click in before it's over and I fall asleep, I think I'll be okay with it. The last time this was on, my dog was lying next to me and when Bobby started whimpering in pain, my dog sat up and watched the tv screen. He's asleep right now, it's hard enough to watch this one without my dog getting upset too. Editing again, because I had forgotten that Bobby's heart transplant took a couple of episodes, so he's around for at least another episode, but these and Sylvia's deaths are so hard to watch. Very good job by the cast.
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    The Bullpen: Past Seasons Discussion

    I was wrong, there are windows on the first floor of Murphy's house, and the curtains are open and looking out into something, a courtyard, but there are other houses in the background. Tonight's episode on Antenna just ended a few minutes ago.
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