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Some pet-peeves:
* I'm pretty easy-going, but I have things that just bug me sometimes. Some examples appear below.
* I hate someone to try to manage my time for me. If you want me there at 3:00, tell me to be there at 3:00. If something starts at 3:00, but you want me to be there at 2:30, tell me that. Don't tell me it starts at 1:45 and make me sit around looking for you when you arrive at 2:30. I say this because that's exactly how a recent experience went.
* I don't like liver. Don't try to make me eat it. Don't cook it and say, "Here, you're going to love it." I won't taste it no matter what you say. When I tell you I won't eat liver, don't tell me, "You haven't had it the way I make it."
* You can tell me what ''you'' think. I'll listen to a healthy dose of that most of the time. You can ask me what ''I'' think. I'll usually tell you. Don't ever tell me what ''I'' think. Even if I've just told you what I think, I don't want to hear it second-hand. People tend to do this when they have a strong military or political opinion about something and think I have an opposite opinion, to include what I think should happen next. They're rarely right.


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* ''MadMen'': I've made it through about eight episodes. I think it's pretty good so far, if not a little slow. I like it that the show uses the social values of the time and doesn't try to modernize it to make it fit. Some examples:
** Women are treated poorly in the workplace, including the notion that women only work so/until they fine a husband.
** Pregnant women smoke and everyone smokes around children, including one pregnant woman who smokes and rocks a baby's crib with a cigarette in her hand.
** In one scene, a drunk man is about to get behind the wheel. Another guy sees him doing this and yells at him to turn on the headlights.
** A man observes another man's son misbehaving, so he slaps the kid in the face. The kid's father sees it and yells at the kid for misbehaving.
** The body types and clothing styles also fit, including many of the haircuts, frumpy, lumpy bras, and the hourglass figures of some of the women. One of the biggest distractions in other shows (MASH, for example), is the anachronistic hair in every episode.



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* ''{{TheWire}}'' - I'm not a fan of police shows, but a friend of mine referred this to me. I probably still wouldn't have watched it, except that he also loaned me the DVDs. I've been watching it and I think the show is really good. Some of my favorite characters:
** Bubbles - he's like a ghetto entrepreneur.
** Omar - he may be gay, but he's a hell of a thug.
** Prez - he started off being a real turd, but got better.


* Currently watching {{Caprica}} Season 1.5. I like this show, but I have a few complaints/observations:
** I know, based on the re-imaged series, that there's a certain level of spirituality that has to be involved in the series, but I con't really care for the character of Clarice Willow. I think she would have been better as a less prominent character, instead of bing in the limelight all the time.

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* Currently watching {{Caprica}} Season 1.5. I like this show, but I have a few complaints/observations:
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** I know, based on the re-imaged series, that there's a certain level of spirituality that has to be involved in the series, but I con't don't really care for the character of Clarice Willow. I think she would have been better as a less prominent character, instead of bing in the limelight all the time. That's just my opinion, though. I don't know how I would have written it differently to make her any less prominent.




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** In the final episode, when the Cylons are in the stadium and they're getting into their combat formations and stopping the bombs from being detonated, I thought this was a pretty cool sequence, especially the part where they Cylons all pile on top of the guy with the explosives strapped to himself.



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* {{Caprica}} - I just finished watching Season 1.5.



** When soldiers go on leave from Iraq, they're required to wear their uniforms until they get home. They're also required to be in uniform when they're returning from leave. And, they're not allowed to drink when they are on travel orders. They can drink when they get home, but not en route.

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** When soldiers go on leave from Iraq, they're required to wear their uniforms until they get home. They're also required to be e in uniform when they're returning from leave. And, they're not allowed to drink when they are on travel orders. They can drink when they get home, but not en route.



** I just started watching the fourth episode of Season 1.5 and there's an element of Zoe seeing another version of herself the same way Baltar would see Number Six all the time throughout the BSG series. To me, this already seems like a repeat of what played out there, but in this instance, Zoe starts having memories of this (guardian angel?) person from way back to when she was a little girl and this person saved her from the fire she was in. I guess I'm just a little tired of the random surprises that are supposed to be compelling and interesting, but come off like a total ass-pull. Ta-da!

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** I just started watching In the fourth episode of Season 1.5 and 5, there's an element of Zoe seeing another version of herself similar to the same way Baltar would see Number Six all the time throughout the BSG series. To me, this already seems like a repeat of what played out there, but in this instance, Zoe starts having memories of this (guardian angel?) person from way back to when she was a little girl and this person saved her from the fire she was in. in somehow? Maybe I guess I'm just a little tired didn't pay attention closely enough. Later, it's revealed that this is an avatar that Zoe created of herself and that Zoe is some kind of programming wizard who is so talented that she puts her dad to shame. I don't really care for that part of the random surprises that are supposed to be compelling and interesting, storyline, but come off I did like how the season ended. I think they closed up a total ass-pull. Ta-da!
lot of loose ends in the last episode.

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About me:
* I'm a military veteran.
* I work in business management in Orange County, California.
* Two of my brothers are cartoonists. One worked on KappaMikey.


* Recently watched:
** ''TheLuckyOnes'': A movie (with Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Pena) about three soldiers home on leave from Iraq and the cross-country journey they take together. I liked this movie. I found a lot of the dialogue to be original and somewhat realistic. Some odd things about the movie:
*** Soldiers on leave from Iraq get 15 days of leave. In this movie, they each got 30 days. This would have been true for Cheaver (Robbins) who was returning home for good, but the other two would have gotten 15 days.
*** The soldiers are stranded in New York after a power outage. When soldiers come back from Iraq for leave, they take a charter plane, which goes to either Dallas or Atlanta. Being stranded the way they were in New York would have been impossible.
*** When soldiers go on leave from Iraq, they're required to wear their uniforms until they get home. They're also required to be in uniform when they're returning from leave. And, they're not allowed to drink when they are on travel orders. They can drink when they get home, but not en route.

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* Recently watched:
** * ''TheLuckyOnes'': A movie (with Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Pena) about three soldiers home on leave from Iraq and the cross-country journey they take together. I liked this movie. I found a lot of the dialogue to be original and somewhat realistic. Some odd things about the movie:
*** ** Soldiers on leave from Iraq get 15 days of leave. In this movie, they each got 30 days. This would have been true for Cheaver (Robbins) who was returning home for good, but the other two would have gotten 15 days.
*** ** The soldiers are stranded in New York after a power outage. When soldiers come back from Iraq for leave, they take a charter plane, which goes to either Dallas or Atlanta. Being stranded the way they were in New York would have been impossible.
*** ** When soldiers go on leave from Iraq, they're required to wear their uniforms until they get home. They're also required to be in uniform when they're returning from leave. And, they're not allowed to drink when they are on travel orders. They can drink when they get home, but not en route.
* Currently watching {{Caprica}} Season 1.5. I like this show, but I have a few complaints/observations:
** I know, based on the re-imaged series, that there's a certain level of spirituality that has to be involved in the series, but I con't really care for the character of Clarice Willow. I think she would have been better as a less prominent character, instead of bing in the limelight all the time.
** I just started watching the fourth episode of Season 1.5 and there's an element of Zoe seeing another version of herself the same way Baltar would see Number Six all the time throughout the BSG series. To me, this already seems like a repeat of what played out there, but in this instance, Zoe starts having memories of this (guardian angel?) person from way back to when she was a little girl and this person saved her from the fire she was in. I guess I'm just a little tired of the random surprises that are supposed to be compelling and interesting, but come off like a total ass-pull. Ta-da!

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* Recently watched:
** ''TheLuckyOnes'': A movie (with Tim Robbins, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Pena) about three soldiers home on leave from Iraq and the cross-country journey they take together. I liked this movie. I found a lot of the dialogue to be original and somewhat realistic. Some odd things about the movie:
*** Soldiers on leave from Iraq get 15 days of leave. In this movie, they each got 30 days. This would have been true for Cheaver (Robbins) who was returning home for good, but the other two would have gotten 15 days.
*** The soldiers are stranded in New York after a power outage. When soldiers come back from Iraq for leave, they take a charter plane, which goes to either Dallas or Atlanta. Being stranded the way they were in New York would have been impossible.
*** When soldiers go on leave from Iraq, they're required to wear their uniforms until they get home. They're also required to be in uniform when they're returning from leave. And, they're not allowed to drink when they are on travel orders. They can drink when they get home, but not en route.


* Band of Brothers - I think this is one of the best mini-series ever filmed.



* Lexx - the first three seasons, anyway. In Season 4, it got to be ridiculous and strayed from the original premise. It's like someone fired the writers and said, "I don't care what you do. Make me some episodes." A few notable examples:
** ''Xevivor'' - Xev is the star of a Survivor-inspired show. The outcome is predictable.
** ''Bad Carrot'' - Carrots are killing humans.
** ''Viva Lexx Vegas'' - Xev is in Las Vegas. She sees some women fighting in a cage on TV and wants to become a contestant.
** ''Lyekka vs. Japan'' - Giant woman attacks Japan in Godzilla fashion.



* Band of Brothers - I think this is one of the best mini-series ever filmed.

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* Band of Brothers - ** I also think this is one of that if Hawkeye ''had'' been in the best mini-series ever filmed.Army in Korea during the Korean War, he would have been hanged for treason on many counts.
* Lexx - the first three seasons, anyway. In Season 4, it got to be ridiculous and strayed from the original premise. It's like someone fired the writers and said, "I don't care what you do. Make me some episodes." A few notable examples:
** ''Xevivor'' - Xev is the star of a Survivor-inspired show. The outcome is predictable.
** ''Bad Carrot'' - Carrots are killing humans.
** ''Viva Lexx Vegas'' - Xev is in Las Vegas. She sees some women fighting in a cage on TV and wants to become a contestant.

** ''Lyekka vs. Japan'' - Giant woman attacks Japan in Godzilla fashion.



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When I watch TV or movies, I like to heckle the show as I'm watching it and point out any errors I find, especially in continuity or factual errors. I know this is annoying to some people, but I've been doing it for years and most people I watch TV with understand this and do it themselves.



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What I like about this website:
* There's always something new to read. It's constantly changing and being updated by people who watch the same things that I do and different things, too.
* I can contribute as much as I want and if I'm wrong or if someone disagrees (not always the same thing), we can discuss it.
* Wild mass guessing - some of the contributions are really good.

What I dislike on this website:
* When people use narmy natter to say nothing or to disagree, especially things like:
** ''To be fair'' or ''to tell the truth'' when used to disagree. Usually this is purposeless. I naturally assume someone is being fair and truthful when they say something and only think they're not being fair if their statements are based on an obvious personal bias.
** When someone uses an old cliche, like ''What part of __ didn't you undertand...'' especially when the person is ''wrong''!
* When people can't see past their own beliefs and think everyone should believe the way they do, especially about religion, politics, and economics.


* TruthInTelevision - The character of Michael Scott from TheOffice could have been based on a boss I once had. The number of similarities are incredible.

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* TruthInTelevision - The character of Michael Scott from TheOffice could have been based on a boss I once had. The number of similarities are incredible. Both were ''managers'' only in name, both were their own biggest fans, and they even had the same first name.

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** ''Just be yourself'' seems to apply only if it's generally acceptable by everyone else.

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** ''Just be yourself'' seems to apply only if it's what you do is generally acceptable by everyone else. else.


* Lexx - the first few seasons, anyway. At some point, it got to be ridiculous and strayed from the original premise.

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* Lexx - the first few three seasons, anyway. At some point, In Season 4, it got to be ridiculous and strayed from the original premise. premise. It's like someone fired the writers and said, "I don't care what you do. Make me some episodes." A few notable examples:
** ''Xevivor'' - Xev is the star of a Survivor-inspired show. The outcome is predictable.
** ''Bad Carrot'' - Carrots are killing humans.
** ''Viva Lexx Vegas'' - Xev is in Las Vegas. She sees some women fighting in a cage on TV and wants to become a contestant.
** ''Lyekka vs. Japan'' - Giant woman attacks Japan in Godzilla fashion.

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