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  1. funky-rat

    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Or a Security Guard. I had one come up to me and a friend who looked a lot like her (I don't know if the Plaintiff did, but this Security Guard had giant manicured claws on both hands). She stopped her phone conversation (where she was bitching about her man) long enough to tell us that we "Ain't allowed to take no pitchers in here" and then toddled off, back on her phone convo with some friend. She never came back - she'd have seen were were still "takin' pitchers".
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Or a "Teacher", or the ever vague "Manager".......
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    A friend said that wasn't a "she shed" but a "Wo-Mansion". I like that much better than "She Shed". My distaste for that term endures.
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    You can't hire her because she, in her own words, "Works ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!". 🤣
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    You can stream it, but only some of the content is free.
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    Unsolved Mysteries

    The ID channel does that too. I notice it on cases I'm familiar with. The one I mentioned prior with the Rogers women - I've seen it on a number of TV shows over the years, and none of them mention the reason the 3 women were on vacation in the first place. It's a horrible thing that led them to "get away" for a few days and try to relax, and could be viewed as senstaional, so perhaps they kept quiet about it to protect the victim (the older of the two daughters - even if she was killed with her mom and sister). But it proved to be important to the story because it was part of why Hal Rogers (husband/father) was suspected of it, and then later other people in his family initially (it was a stranger who killed them). They also never mention how it's strongly suspected that their killer took them out for a boat ride in the daytime to further gain their trust so they could go out on the sunset cruise where he killed them (since the daytime cruise went well and he returned them safely - it's the same MO he used with the Canadian Tourist who helped crack the case). It explains the timeline of what happened better and corroborates some witness statements. There is a really dedicated group of fans over at Sitcoms Online, and they will follow-up on cases, dig deeper, post about families and deaths of people who appeared, etc. Sometimes a family member will show up. The mom of Lisa Kimmel made a few posts (they were sure it was her).
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    I believe Boomerang still airs it. Whether they watch it or not is anyone's guess. They could know who they are just by way of the cereal.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Two are under my skin lately: 1) A commercial for Pebbles cereal that airs incessantly on a few channels for kids (I like cartoons). It has some blaring music with a kid yelling in a microphone that they're too close to (so they sound fuzzy and distorted): "YABBA DABBA DABBA DO, MAN! Yabba Dabba Dabba Do. YABBA DABBA DABBA DO MAN!!! YABBA....DABBA.....DOOOOOOOOOO". The visual are quick jumps between video clips that have stuff like "Yabba Dabba Spin", "Yabba Dabba Jump", and similar. The visual would be someone jumping, using a Hula Hoop, etc. It's like nails on a chalk board to me. (I can't do a link - almost everything under the sun is blocked now at work - I hope this site doesn't follow suit) 2) A commercial for some magical wishicorn thing (also seen on the same channels where I catch my toons). The stuffed animal is cute, and I think it would be a nice gift for a younger kid. It's the song in the commercial that gets me (much like the Pebbles commercial). The person way overanunciates the word "Wish" and it ends up sounding like someone doing a sound effect "WHOOSH". And the words are dumb. I can't even hear half of them because the voice over goes over top of the song, but you hear "Wish me, wish me, wish upon a glow". I know they say that because the horn on the unicorn glows, but "Wish upon a glow" sounds so stupid.
  9. I'm overweight - by quite a bit. I've lost 100 pounds in the past few years (comes off sloooow due to health issues), but still have a ways to go. I'm not interested in weight loss surgery. I do pay attention to these ads, mainly to laugh at them. From my perspective, they're not worth my time. They're designed for people who have relatively little weight to lose in the grand scheme of things (I've never seen Holly Robinson Peete very overweight - maybe 15 or so pounds). For those with 50+ pounds to lose, they're better off meeting with a dietician, and learning lifestyle changes. That's the only thing that's worked for me long-term. Any time I hear "I dropped 3 pant sizes in 40 days!" or similar, I don't bother listening. Again, when you're a smaller size and just a few pounds overweight, that's possible, as there's less give between sizes. I lost 100 pounds and only dropped 2 sizes because when you get in the bigger sizes, there's much more give between the size. It's all relative. Most larger people know to just keep scrolling with this stuff, but some who just want the weight off and don't want to work at it or wait for healthy weight loss to happen will try anything.
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    General True Crime Shows

    I didn't see this one, but I agree. When I was in 9th grade, an 11th grader showed interest in me and wanted to know if we could go out. My mom was iffy on it, and tried to explain how there's a big difference between 14 and 17 year olds, but she didn't flat-out say no. I could meet him at the movies, provided it was an early show, and she would pick me up afterward. I was also able to invite him along on family outings. I was under no circumstances to go out with him in his car. She had several friends who had lost teenage children to car accidents, and I'm an only child. The kids I knew who got in trouble (legal, pregnant, etc), were the ones who had ultra-strict parents who clamped down with nothing more than "Because I say so". My parents enabled me to make decisions, but also equipped me to make good ones, and I did.
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Refunding of sales tax varies by state. Some states refund no matter what, some do not refund, no matter what, and some will refund on some transactions but not others (ie: No refund if buyer changed their mind, but refund on defective items). I deal with this at my job. It's all so very confusing. So she may not have been due a refund of the sales tax.
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    Amy

    A lot of times, there are provisions like this in contracts. It gives one party a timelime, so they're not (usually) monkeying around on getting their end done, but does allow for things like may take time (like finding a house). I wanted to see this, but had something pop up.
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    Amy

    I missed this yesterday. Had something I had to take care of. The 2nd date is likely to give her a buffer if she can't find a new home by that time. The 2nd date is probably a "do or die" date.
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    All Episodes Talk: All Rise

    Absolutely we can all agree to disagree. IF the amount of repair exceeds their security deposit, I think it's OK to pay someone for their time. I know not all agree. I also understand that some people charge outrageous amounts of money. I would think JJ should set up some "prevailing wage" amount (ie: $25 an hour) for someone who cleans up their own property. Just my opinion. That would be fair, and end arguments. Again, YMMV.
  15. Sorry. I never watched Glee - not my cup of tea, and I'm not in to celebrity culture much, so when I read "overdose" on an article, I assumed intentional overdose (it didn't say "accidental overdose"). THIS. I have sympathy for her because she battles mental illness, but there's something deeper that to me, makes her more sinister. My husband wanted to kill himself when on various SSRI's (Celexa and Prozac were the biggies), and one day was tempted to drive head-on in to a tractor trailer on a two lane road, but he said he swerved back over because he was afraid that the man driving the truck wouldn't be able to live with himself, and he didn't want that. He never, at any time, wanted to cause harm to someone else. I still think she should either be in a criminal psychiatric facility or go to a psychiatric facility straight from jail, becuase I have concerns about her being rehabilitated. I know SSRI's are often blamed for Columbine, but again, I will forever believe the one boy was a sociopath, and the other was a weak-minded joiner-inner.
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