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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Thanks--can't believe no one beat me to it!
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Night King @IceIceBaby . 18hr I'm coming for you with my HUGE Army of BILLIONS--far superior to your tiny, LAME army! After my Amazing Wights win for me, we'll build our own Beautiful Wall so much better than your weak & LOUSY wall. Everyone knows NK is The Best and Jon Snow is a low-IQ LOSER!!! #MakeWesterosGreatAgain
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    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    I know! Read it in my online subscription this a.m. and was shocked. Amazing how she managed to keep this out of the press, soldier on, AND develop a charity to help others. Go, Emilia (Isobel Euphemia Rose)!
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    Maybe losing the voice will be part of a rebranding effort. She seems to be over the black turtlenecks (having ruined them for everybody). Does Madonna still speak with a fake British accent? Part of her sentence--if she serves one--should be having to watch a video loop of herself "dancing" and jumping in the bouncy castle with her ex.
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    Game Of Thrones Videos

    Yup! I posted this one in the media thread a little while back. It's ridiculously adorbs and charming.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    Thanks for this. I miss The Californians.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    Heh, my dad's a hypochondriac. He was going for weekly blood draws to check his blood sugar because "diabetes." He wasn't diabetic, and still isn't . . . just borderline, and it's easily controlled by diet. Part of his hypochondria is the attention he gets at the doctor's office, so he probably wouldn't get as much satisfaction from the Edison--but other hypochondriacs might. My mom also has invisible veins and has ended up like you, with the horribly bruised arms (and sometimes needing IVs in the hand instead of arm) which absolutely sucks. Mine are hard to find, too. When I was in the hospital w/my first baby, they couldn't insert the IV after multiple stabbings and had to send for someone they called a "multi specialist." She was a magic woman who had things under control in minutes! Luckily, most of the phlebobomists at the (evil? greedy?) Quest lab I use can find my veins, but I have to drink a lot of water beforehand to make it easier. One of the most disturbing revelations about the "development" of the Edison was how very dangerous the process was for the lab workers and scientists. It's unconscionable that they had to routinely stick their hands into little boxes filled with stabby sharps riddled with blood containing hepatitis and other nasty things. How will gloves help you in that situation? They won't. It's amazing that no one was infected. (or were they?)
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    The Case Against Adnan Syed

    I also didn't like the animation, which made me feel like I was watching 13 Reasons Why, instead of a documentary. Glad they dropped it for episode 2.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    Yeah, I kind of rolled my eyes when she was describing how having blood drawn is her worst nightmare and she wanted to spare other people the trauma. I also have to have blood drawn regularly (not super-frequently) and I'm a blood donor, so clearly not freaked out by the process, but I know some people are needle-phobic. It's just that I don't think that's the majority of the population? The idea of all the info in a few drops of blood is very cool, but for most people, I'd imagine that the speed and low cost of the Edison would be the draw (ahem, sorry) and certainly was the selling point, rather than "Oooh, it's so terrible to have that big, creepy needle!", etc. No doubt I'm in the minority, but in terms of comfort, I'd actually rather have a traditional blood test than the Edison. My least favorite thing about giving blood is the hemoglobin stick, which I find hurts like hell compared to a needle inserted by an experienced phlebotomist. My veins collapse sometimes, and even that's better than a hemoglobin stick for weird ol' me. The fingertips are loaded with nerve endings, after all.
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    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    I found myself really worrying for Tyler Schultz as the doc progressed. Not that he'd be broke or permanently unemployed (since Mom & Dad were covering his legal bills and he certainly has money and connections), but for how demoralizing it must have been to have his own grandpa side with this lunatic over him. Well done him for patching it up--like you, I don't know how soon--if ever--I'd be able to do that, even after an apology. Then again, when your loved one's as old as George Schultz is, you probably figure you don't want to spend your last years with them on bad terms. The Fortune guy was so compelling to watch. He seemed to have real integrity which, frankly, surprised me. I think Elizabeth Holmes finds it quite easy to live with herself because her personality disorder(s) mean she's unencumbered by conscience, introspection, or regret. I am not a professional, so my opinion is just that--an opinion, but she seems SO narcissistic, oy. Quite a few of my PTV posts refer to my narcissistic ex (probably because I watch lots of shows/docs featuring narcissistic characters/people), but being married to a malignant narc for 16 years (and extensive study on the subject during our hideous divorce) taught me to recognize one. My ex never expressed regret, guilt, or shame for any of the heinous, unethical, and borderline-criminal behaviors he exhibited during our marriage. He traumatized two other women besides me and continues to let our children down on the regular--but never one lick of remorse. That's the vibe I get from Elizabeth Holmes. She doesn't feel remorse because she can't. She'll know what it is, on an intellectual level, and what it looks like, by observing normal people around her--but she won't feel it. She may try to fake feeling it in a courtroom or anywhere else she feels she needs to garner sympathy, but it's not real. More likely, she feels very, very, sorry . . . for herself. She feels victimized by the lesser mortals who don't appreciate her "brilliance" and will expend her energy looking for (and probably finding) new cronies and flying monkeys who do. Narcissistic injury may cause her to shed a few self-pity tears, but she'll bounce back.
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    SNL in the Media

    He's charming on the late-night circuit. And yeah, he can definitely be funny: Seth Brings Jon Snow to a Dinner Party Lost Audition Tape Charles Poole (7 Days in Hell)
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    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    YES! I'd been wondering if any cast members would host before season 8 kicks off. Kit can be really funny (see: Seth Brings Jon Snow to a Dinner Party, 7 Days in Hell, etc.). They did a little GoT stuff when Jason Mamoa hosted, but there's still plenty to be mined. Hope the writers are up to it.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Yeesh. Skimpy runtimes considering we've only got 6 eps. I guess the Battle of Winterfell will be one of the "feature-length" eps and maybe 806 will be long, too, but I'm disappointed that any of them are running under an hour. Harrumph.
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    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Ahh, thank you so much for this! I didn't know about the Melisandre scenes and I did read the Friki stuff but managed to totally ignore that he's supposedly betraying the Starks specifically. Yeah, I really can't make sense of how that would happen. Curiouser and curiouser . . .
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