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Yeah, I just find it interesting how awful it is on stuff that should be easy for the average 8th grader. Like getting camera distance right, lighting good, and sound that doesn't sound like it's in a tunnel. As for conversational content, what's really different? Kelly and Ryan normally chatted about something they'd done, or their family, and fluffy news items or celeb news. Why can't they do that now?
It's tabloid reporting largely with anonymous sources, but sad if any of it is true:

‘Ellen’ Crew Furious Over Poor Communication Regarding Pay, Non-Union Workers During Coronavirus Shutdown (EXCLUSIVE)
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I don't know who Ellen pissed off, but there seems to be an organized effort to trash her recently. I don't know her personally, and don't watch her show, but it does seem strange that all of a sudden she's in the news every couple of days with another "Ellen's a bad person" article.

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Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:58 pm
I don't know who Ellen pissed off, but there seems to be an organized effort to trash her recently. I don't know her personally, and don't watch her show, but it does seem strange that all of a sudden she's in the news every couple of days with another "Ellen's a bad person" article.
That's a shame. I've only seen the one that I'd linked above. Could be coming from disgruntled staff, the anti-gays that have always been after her, or folks with legit beefs. I hope she deals with it and bounces back.

My own complaint: The gift giving is nice, but I think she goes too far with the commercialization of her on-air time.
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Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
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O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 am
Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.

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O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 am
Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.
The Tony show continues. "He's a boss".

I'd think he'd have to idol his way to the finals at this point, just too over the top obvious.

My faves are dwindling also. Guess I'm team Michele or Jeremy at this point, I'd be ok with Denise also. No Ben, Sarah or Nick. No returnee either.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 am
Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.
The Tony show continues. "He's a boss".

I'd think he'd have to idol his way to the finals at this point, just too over the top obvious.

My faves are dwindling also. Guess I'm team Michele or Jeremy at this point, I'd be ok with Denise also. No Ben, Sarah or Nick. No returnee either.
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O Really wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Vrede too wrote:
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O Really wrote:
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It's Monday, though, maybe I'll give her another chance this week.
Opps. Bad choice. Still awful video, awful sound, boring content.
:?: It's still Mon Apr 13, 2020 here in NC. What is it in SoCal? :P
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 am
Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.
The Tony show continues. "He's a boss".

I'd think he'd have to idol his way to the finals at this point, just too over the top obvious.

My faves are dwindling also. Guess I'm team Michele or Jeremy at this point, I'd be ok with Denise also. No Ben, Sarah or Nick. No returnee either.
What are y'all watching?
Still watching old Westerns like Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Wagon Train....sometimes I even get in character by eating beans and bacon and massive amounts of beer and Mr Natural. Just the other day saw Peter Fonda on Wagon Train; with all the beans and beer and everything I wasn't sure if it was Peter or not, but at the end his name rolled by in the beans and bacon and beer credits. I congratulated myself on recognizing someone from sixty years ago while suffering the three "B's" plus the good company of Mr Natural.

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The Plot Against America.

Alternate history that almost could have been can be interesting. Not only for the imaginations of others, but the drama of not knowing the outcome.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
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What are y'all watching?
Survivor
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am
O Really wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 am
Adam was in jeopardy last week, so he could be up. But if Rob's team has to go to Council again, his tribe might try to dump him.
You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.
The Tony show continues. "He's a boss".

I'd think he'd have to idol his way to the finals at this point, just too over the top obvious.

My faves are dwindling also. Guess I'm team Michele or Jeremy at this point, I'd be ok with Denise also. No Ben, Sarah or Nick. No returnee either.
What are y'all watching?
Survivor.

40th season (twenty years). 20 returning champions facing off.
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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:44 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:31 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:03 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:34 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:29 am


You been keeping up?

Not the best season ever but really good.

Seems like they're telegraphing Tony for the win but a couple more double episodes to go which could change things.
Oh yeah, I'm still here. I've lost some of my faves, though, and haven't ever cared much for Tony. He was double-lucky and skilful last week - we'll see how long he can keep that up.
The Tony show continues. "He's a boss".

I'd think he'd have to idol his way to the finals at this point, just too over the top obvious.

My faves are dwindling also. Guess I'm team Michele or Jeremy at this point, I'd be ok with Denise also. No Ben, Sarah or Nick. No returnee either.
What are y'all watching?
Still watching old Westerns like Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Wagon Train....sometimes I even get in character by eating beans and bacon and massive amounts of beer and Mr Natural. Just the other day saw Peter Fonda on Wagon Train; with all the beans and beer and everything I wasn't sure if it was Peter or not, but at the end his name rolled by in the beans and bacon and beer credits. I congratulated myself on recognizing someone from sixty years ago while suffering the three "B's" plus the good company of Mr Natural.
speaking of beans....

My kinda western!

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"Blazing Saddles" is one of the funniest films ever made. Never get tired of it.
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"Blazing Saddles" is one of the funniest films ever made. Never get tired of it.
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"Can't you see that man's a ni-"
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Candygram for Mr Mongo.....

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I don't know what it was about that general time period, but it produced a few others in my all-time funniest list (in no particular order):
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Porky's

Maybe because they still had a sometimes-gross, bad taste, crude hilarious comedy that you probably couldn't make anymore. Could you hear the howling of sexist impropriety if this one was made now?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwnOU3UHBLM

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How do you get the vid itself to post in a comment?

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