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I'd agree Tony "deserved" to win - he's just not a player I particularly care for. I'd have voted for Michele, just for her being able to hang in with everybody trying to get her out, and just because she's not Natalie (who was a beast) or Tony.

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Learned on What History Forgot: Verge of Destruction -
Exercise Tiger

Exercise Tiger, or Operation Tiger, was one of a series of large-scale rehearsals for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, which took place in April 1944 on Slapton Sands in Devon. Coordination and communication problems resulted in friendly fire deaths during the exercise (450 men were killed), and an Allied convoy positioning itself for the landing was attacked by E-boats of Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine, resulting in the deaths of at least 749 American servicemen.

Because of the impending invasion of Normandy, the incident was under the strictest secrecy at the time and was only nominally reported afterwards....
Sucks, but supposedly improved the actual invasion.
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PBS' Nova is in Season 47.

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The Brady Bunch Volcano Episode: TV’s Greatest Allegory for Sexual Awakening

When it comes to TV episodes with an underlying sexual connotation, there’s nothing more Freudian than The Brady Bunch episode “Today I am a Freshman” (1972). It’s the one where Peter’s “volcano” spews a load all over a gaggle of girls in short skirts.

... Finally, we reach the volcano scene. Marcia invites the Booster Club to hold a meeting on her patio. It so happens that Peter’s science experiment is also set up in the area.

Dr. Phallus: The way the young women surround this phallic symbol is one of the most sexually suggestive moments in television history. This is not just a volcano, this is without question an erect penis.

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The Booster Club disapproves of having this in their presence. At one point the club president states: “It looks so…. dirty.” Eventually, Marcia convinces them that it’s okay to share the patio with this “harmless” object.

Dr. Phallus: It is very telling when the club president declares that this is a “dirty” thing. Why are they appalled by it? Why do they label it as dirty? These feelings are quite common in the early stages of womanhood toward the male genitalia.

... Peter returns to his science project to test it out. He beckons the The Booster Club to come over and watch. Despite their reservations, the club is quick to gather round and watch.

Dr. Phallus: A perfect depiction of feminine sexual curiosity. They are women now, but the idea of sex is still riddled with fear, anxiety, but most of all – curiosity.

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Peter’s volcano rains sludge all over The Booster Club. The girls scream and flail around.

Dr. Phallus: The erect penis sprays the girls with its contents. You don’t need a psychiatrist to interpret this one. It’s a given that these young women are experiencing sex for the first time – my interest is in their reactions. At first, they all are surprised and horrified, but as Peter’s payload continues to rain down on these scantily clad females, their behavior begins to change….

The Booster Club is disgusted by the event, but Marcia is laughing. So, she is summarily ejected from the club.

Dr. Phallus: It’s obvious the club girls found no joy in the experience, or they did but refuse to admit it. Whereas Marcia plainly had a great time. Every woman’s first sexual experience is her own. In other words, she may relish the experience, or she may feel guilty for enjoying it – it depends on the person’s upbringing. Marcia recognizes that the penis and its ejaculate are nothing to be afraid of; so she embraces it.

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Perhaps the best moment of all is at the bitter end, when Mrs. Brady says:

“Just be yourself and you’ll be popular……. Dirty, but popular.”
:o :laughing-rolling: :o :laughing-rolling: :o :laughing-rolling:

Dr. Phallus neglects to discuss the implications of step sibling sex, but we all suspected.
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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar....

Sometimes it's not.

So who was hotter, Marsha or Jan?

I was a Jan fan.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:04 am
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar....

Is that a euphemism?

Sometimes it's not.

So who was hotter ...
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.
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Only if it was a volcanic cigar.
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‘SNL’ Cast Members Worry About Presidential Race In Election Skit: “If Donald Trump Isn’t President, Then What Are We Gonna Talk About?”

Joe MIGHT disappoint us, but I am definitely NOT looking forward to 4 or 8 years of Jim Carrey’s Biden.
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Vrede too wrote:
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‘SNL’ Cast Members Worry About Presidential Race In Election Skit: “If Donald Trump Isn’t President, Then What Are We Gonna Talk About?”

Joe MIGHT disappoint us, but I am definitely NOT looking forward to 4 or 8 years of Jim Carrey’s Biden.
Woody Harrelson had it down.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
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Vrede too wrote:
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Joe MIGHT disappoint us, but I am definitely NOT looking forward to 4 or 8 years of Jim Carrey’s Biden.
Woody Harrelson had it down.
:thumbup: Much better, but I think that was a one-off :( . Maybe Carrey will be better if someone tells him to tone it down. It's not In Living Color.

Late Night With Seth Meyers
new episode
Wednesday Oct 28th, 12:36 AM on NBC, 1 hr 2020 TV-14
Natalie Portman; Cindy McCain
Killer lineup for after MN. Good for Seth.
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Late Show With Stephen Colbert
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tonight, 11:35 PM ET on CBS, 1 hr 2 min 2020 TV-14
Jaime Harrison (Dem SC Sen candidate); Elvis Costello
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Oregon Department of Health official dresses like a clown to announce covid illness and deaths.
https://thepostmillennial.com/oregon-he ... d-as-clown

Yes, there's more to the story but not much.

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O Really wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Oregon Department of Health official dresses like a clown to announce covid illness and deaths.
https://thepostmillennial.com/oregon-he ... d-as-clown

Yes, there's more to the story but not much.
That's outrageous! She should have been a sad clown, not a smiling one.
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EXHUMED: A History of Zombies
new episode
tonight, 10:00 PM ET on PBS, 1 hr TV-PG

Unearth some of the most significant moment of zombie pop culture over the last two centuries. Host Dr. Emily Zarka explores how zombie folklore arose before it became mainstream and how the monster changes in tandem with a changing world.
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I don't understand, but then I've never watched a zombie movie since I was a child.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:29 am
I don't understand, but then I've never watched a zombie movie since I was a child.
There's a lot of trash, but also:

Top 25 zombie movies of all time
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:07 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:29 am
I don't understand, but then I've never watched a zombie movie since I was a child.
There's a lot of trash, but also:

Top 25 zombie movies of all time
I did see Night of the Living Dead on lsd when it first came out.
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:29 am
I don't understand, but then I've never watched a zombie movie since I was a child.
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:15 pm
I did see Night of the Living Dead on lsd when it first came out.
:lol: 8-) :thumbup: Scared you that much, did it? :P

Think of zombies as metaphors for Trumpettes. No wonder they're searching for braaaainz.
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The Photo Op
tonight, 7:00 PM ET on VICE, 1 hr 30 min 2020 TV-14

The story of the crushing of a peaceful BLM protest in front of the White House for President Trump's now infamous bible photo op.
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Colbert tonight: Stacey Abrams.
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