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  1. millennium

    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    She wore a beret that said "Cutie Pie." I don't want to be in the same zip code let alone workroom with someone who sees herself as a "Cutie Pie."
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    I'm a cynic by nature, I lean towards depression and the downside of things. You are correct in your observation that they are not body modifications but merely accessories. The fact that these grotesque prosthetics can be put on or taken off at whim led me to think of people whose bodies are not what they would wish them to be -- objects of nature's twisted sense of humor who are born with unwanted physical deformities, skin pigmentation problems, etc. People who not so long ago would have been offered jobs in circus sideshows. Their physical challenges are not as cool as blue shoulder horns or chokers that glow, but in many cases they are every bit as conspicuous. I'm probably alone in this, but I see something obscene in wealthy, beautiful people being celebrated for donning temporary "body modifications" they can remove at the drop of a hat, while people who struggle with the real life, flesh-and-blood genetic version of the "A. Human" vision face fear, scorn and prejudice almost every day of their lives. And they can't take it off.
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    S17.E02: The Future Is Here

    Maybe I'm just unfashionable but I thought the A. Human "add-ons" were repulsive. Especially the neck lasagna. It's not fashion, it's movie prosthetics, Klingon-style. Gross. Maybe one of these weeks they can do fashion based on Dr. Pimple Popper episodes. Can't. Stand. Hester. I would have extreme difficulty working with someone whose appearance AND attitude grate on me so much, especially when the appearance seems to be all about attention-whoring. Towards the end I found myself chanting, "Let it be Kovid, let it be Kovid." I loved it when Nina told him not to cry. Wish she had added, "You're an adult, start acting like it."
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    S07.E12: Modern Families

    I called the Family theme weeks ago ... except I was being sarcastic. "And then there's her grandson, Dylan. He's transgender," Michelle says to Ann, continuing the PR tradition of making sure the audience knows the person before you is not cisgender. Can you imagine Michelle saying, "And then there's her grandson, Dylan. He's gay." Or, "And then there's her grandson, Dylan. He's bi-racial." No, of course not. That would be inappropriate. I contend it is not only inappropriate, but insulting, punitive and just fucking rude to keep pointing out that the boy in front of you is not like every other boy. As long as transgender people keep getting called out to pique public curiosity, there can be no true integration or assimilation into society. Would it have killed Michelle, or the show, to simply identify Dylan as "her grandson" or just Dylan? Why did the audience need to know? Why did he need to be labeled? "I wanted him to feel like a man," Michelle says of Dylan's outfit, patting herself on the back for being so "woke." Oh, Michelle. He ALREADY feels like a man. That's WHY he's Dylan.
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    S38.E05: It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever

    Was I the only one hoping that when the anchorman was digging around the mast he would find a rope and pull on it only to have the sail fly up?
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    S38.E05: It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever

    Oh boy, I agree with all your observations. Reem did shoot herself in the foot. The way she yelled at Chris -- the way someone yells when they hate themselves for screwing up but hates you more for reminding them they screwed up -- was very bad. It was almost ... marital. I can't stand Keith, so seeing him get body-checked into the brush was great. I was surprised and disappointed the show featured no aftermath to that incident, just a reference hours later. Victoria belongs in a pre-Raphaelite painting, not tossing sandbags or solving stupid puzzles. I thought Wentworth's diss of David was pretty bad, "it's like we have three females." It's not the put-down of David that bugged me, but her implied suggestion that females are worthless.
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    S38.E05: It's Like the Worst Cocktail Party Ever

    Thank you! I sat here and said aloud, "Who's Julie? Where did she come from? Has she always been on this season?"
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    S02.E05: 205

    Not since Michael Steadman took a fiction writing class have I heard prose as awful as Noah's. Socks in God's hamper, indeed. "Oh Cole, nobody takes me seriously," Alison cried. "They don't see me, they just want to fuck me ..." (Less than a minute later, Cole is fucking Alison) I will have to stop by The End next time I'm in Montauk. Rare to find a deserted beach bar at the height of summer where a beautiful bartender will spend the whole evening serving and talking to just you alone. Place must have a hell of a manager. I guess Yvonne sent Robert out to shoot the dog again.
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    S02.E04: 204

    The writers should have given Noah's dad a little bell to ding every time Noah said something assholey.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    LOL @ Tits LaRue. They were all ruched this morning. Pretty good interview with Mayor Pete though. It was surreal to hear someone sound knowledgeable.
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    Joe and Mika Know Their Value: The Hosts Thread

    It's all a matter of perspective. I have despised certain presidents in the past, but they seem like paragons of virtue and stability in the grim light of today.
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    Joe and Mika Know Their Value: The Hosts Thread

    Joey wrote a pretty good piece in the Washington Post on the bitter cost of hindsight: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/obamas-presidency-will-be-hailed-as-transformative-trumps-will-be-viewed-with-scorn/2019/03/19/c4ba3742-4a7c-11e9-9663-00ac73f49662_story.html?utm_term=.1428d2bc4089 Please don't do that to one of my favorite movies.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    William Shakespeare, from "The Merchant of Venice":
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    S02.E03: 203

    Now I know why Noah can't finish his book: he never writes. I'm finding the ostentatious wealth in this show hard to take. Especially at this point, where there's no Lobster Roll or drug-dealing to offset the chi-chi-ness of it all.
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    Morning Joe: All Episodes Talk

    Probably since he's been married it just feels like years.
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