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    The Other Duggars: The Howlers, Lost Girls, Grandma Duggar and Amy

    Plan B for when Counting On is cancelled (and they’ve started working on it early).
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    Joe & Kendra: Looking Forward To Side Hugs

    My two kids (and that’s all I’m having) are about 17 months apart....and oh, Kendra.... One is none but two is twenty when they’re so close in age. It’s awesome but exhausting. I couldn’t imagine having a house full of double digits of kids all spaced that closely. My babies are 4 & 2 and I feel like I’ll never be able to catch my breath. (Granted, my hubby and I work full-time outside of the home and we don’t have Duggar sister moms to come assist.) Kendra does seem the best suited (personality wise) of any of these young women to have baby after baby, but if she spends her 20s having baby after baby, that sparkle and innate cheeriness may dull substantially (especially if the show ever goes off the air and they lose that TLC money).
  3. Finally, something I can relate to Jill about! LOL. (PS Jill, Facetune is a thing...but you have to be very, very good at it if you don’t want to be called out.)
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I used to watch Designing Women with my mom when I was elementary school aged. That show was so far ahead of it’s time & still so relevant today. Too bad Jill and the other Duggar daughters never got to watch it growing up. And how does Jill not know about diaper rash questions- she raised several of her siblings! And I thought she was doing cloth diapers. (I did them with my eldest until he was about a year old, but my husband and I also worked full-time and our daycare wouldn’t allow cloth diapers, so we switched to disposables with baby number two, who is 17 months younger than baby 1.) Jill has no job outside of the home and I think her apartment has a washer/dryer in the unit. What happened to cloth diapers? (They make cloth pull-up-type diapers for babies Sam’s size.) I don’t personally care if one uses cloth or disposable (and disposables made my life a whole lot easier, no lie), but aren’t the Duggars supposed to be all about frugality and wasn’t crunchy-for-Jesus midwife-ish mama Jill all into cloth diapers at one time? (Not to mention that if one is going to have multiple babies, cloth diapers really cut down on cost (although I tend to think/hope Izzy and Sam are it for Jill).
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    Amber: A Rill Woman Goes to Gel

    This is the first picture of James where I definitely see Andrew in his face. Somewhere, Matt Baier is sighing with relief. (Just kidding- we know he doesn’t care if he has abandoned children he’s fathered out there.)
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    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Someone I know has close family member who is a recovering alcoholic. That same someone told me that Josh's look in his birthday party pictures sure does look an awful lot like how one of their functional alcoholic family member looked when they'd been drinking (before they got sober). I wonder if Anna would even suspect if Josh had come after drinking. Does she know how alcohol smells? Has she seen drunk people to be able to assess their eyes, speech, etc (assuming if it wasn't completely fall-down drunk levels of obvious)? Hmm.
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    JD and Abbie: Captured Before the Rapture

    Thank you! As a super fair-skinned white girl who was ridiculed for it (sometimes still am) as a kid, I sometimes did spray tans in my early 20s (I only burn then freckle in the sun, so fake tanner was the only option). It did make me look thinner and made my teeth appear so much whiter (because of the contrast), but it also was expensive, time consuming, messy, a pain to upkeep, and in retrospect, really ridiculous. Many of my friends who could tan (or tan then burn) or who could/would tan in the tanning bed now have premature aging/skin damage in their 30s that has really taken a toll on their looks (not to mention that they've put themselves more at risk for skin cancer by tanning in tanning beds/in the sun). Criticizing fair skinned people's skin tone can lead them to do things that will hurt their skin & their health in pursuit of not being "so pale" or "so white" (especially teens & young adults whose long-term decision making brain part isn't completely formed yet). It's a dangerous criticism (not to mention hurtful). We don't all have the same skin tones/colors and every skin tone, from fairest fair to darkest dark, is beautiful and should be celebrated. Your skin is your largest organ. It's not like adding mascara to light eyelashes or curling straight hair since it's such a big part of your body. Love and embrace the way God/the Flying Spaghetti Monster/Genetic Variation in Your Ancestry/Etc has made your skin - dark, tan, able to tan, fair, etc. Fair skinned white people l shouldn't need to bronze or orange themselves any more than a dark skinned person should feel they need to bleach their skin to lighten it. No one would dare publicly suggest a dark skinned black woman should bleach their skin lighter. No one should suggest fair skinned people should attempt to make themselves bronzer/tanner/darker/etc. Skin tone variation is a thing and should be celebrated and accepted as beautiful no matter where on the varied spectrum of skin color ones falls. No matter what your skin tone is, you are beautiful. [And wearing fake tanner with a white/light colored wedding dress when you might sweat from nerves/camera lighting/etc is a recipe for disaster- like streaking bronzer from sweating and orange/bronze stains on the edges of the white dress. Not to mention that fake tanner/bronzer is notorious for leaving streaky, weird looking hands (especially since it isn't added to one's palms) and lots of people will be looking at the bride's hand at her reception because of the ring.] /rant over
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    Joe & Kendra: Looking Forward To Side Hugs

    Exactly! Although...that would explain a lot of the war, disease, genocide, and other forms of human suffering in the world if there's a higher being who is only focused on helping Duggars reproduce.... And they (and their wives) also wore well-fitting, stylist-yet-appropriate clothing.
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    Sounds an awful lot like "money launderer" to me....
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    Leah Messer Simms Messer Calvert Messer...She's 23

    This level of aggression is really out of character for Leah. Must be PILLSES MONKEY.
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    S09.E13: Home Is Home

    How do we crowd fund this??? Because it needs to happen.
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Absolutely this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honky He's an idiot.
  13. "Write a book about MEEEE & how delighted you are to be my helpmeet!" BARF.
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    Amber: A Rill Woman Goes to Gel

    This is brilliant. What's Gary's address? I'm on Amazon pricing spite lights right now. 😉 Meanwhile, Cher hears Amber mentioned seeing how her home's exterior was lit/decorated and was like - "Amber who...?." Ummmm....isn't Andrew's money family money? Geesh, Amber can't even do pathetic-level gold-digging right. You never publicly speak badly about the in-laws with all the money (especially if your spouse/partner is unemployed). That's like rule number 1 of marrying into money. You'll need these people (and their money) for James after TM ends, Amber. (You may in fact need them to raise James if Gary & Kristina are too busy.)
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    Except Chelsea (and Cole)

    No wonder Cole is all about how amazing he is. He hears it from TM2 fans and social media. He sees it compared to Adam's deadbeat, high butt and how he's hurt Aubree by standing her up, etc. He probably also sees it in comparison to Emily's boyfriends/baby daddies, too. Even I'd probably start to believe my own hype as BestDadHusbandGuyEVER if I was in his position where I was being fed it constantly & seeing real-life comparisons so close to me that backed that up. (I'm not saying Cole isn't a great dad/husband/guy, just referencing how some viewers think he's been coming across on the show as full of himself about it & Chelsea constantly reminding us as well.)
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    Kailyn: Kail Smash!

    Absolutely. (And this would also apply to Jenelle's mimicry of soulmates.)
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    S09.E13: Home Is Home

    This seriously might be the pettiest thing that's been said/done on this show (and that's saying something).
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    Kailyn: Kail Smash!

    What the heck was that video? Is it just Chris documenting his life when he's with Kail- lounging around on her nice furniture in her nice McMansion (while stoned, I assume)? Must be nice to have no job (not even filming for MTV) yet being able to enjoy an upper-middle class stoned retiree's lifestyle in return for showing intermittent minimal attention to a girl (and your own son). It's apparently so nice he has to low-key brag about it on social media with videos of himself doing nothing on a Thursday on Kail's couch in her nice home.(This is more shade at Kail than Chris....yes he's taking advantage, but she is more than okay with all of this.) Do ya'll remember when Kail lost it about Jo wearing sweatpants in his own house on a Sunday while he had a weeks-old baby Vivi at home? I do. Yet, here's Chris and his unemployed self in his lounge pants and sweatshirt laying around her house midday on a Thursday. Bet she has no problem with that, though. She thought Jo wasn't a good role model for Isaac because he was in his sweats at home on a Sunday. Does it ever cross her mind what Chris is modeling for her sons? He models: find a girl who is desperate to have you around, treat her as nothing more than a side chick in public, but publicly advertise that you're living off of her (no job/work/etc needed). That can't be something positive for the boys to see or healthy modeling for how to treat women/romantic partners. Jo & Vee (and even Javi, maybe) deserve some kind of mini-Nobel Peace Prize for how they handle dealing with Kail for the sake of their kid(s), because I'm not sure I could always be the bigger person like they are. (This video is an example of when I'd be having a lot of trouble being the bigger person and I'd be calling Kail out over Chris in this video and her meltdown about Jo in sweatpants.)
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    My baby is 2.5 and I pray I can be thin like that again one day. LOL. Good for Chelsea!
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Ooof. At least untuck your shirt, Jenelle! Whoever styled her hates her! Imagine being so high that you don't notice how bad this looks. I am 5'8", currently still fighting to lose some weight post-everything that's happened to my body in the past few years (a lot of which is in my lower stomach area) but there's no way in hell I'd be caught in high waist jeans like that....and if I had to be, I'd definitely untuck that shirt. High waist jeans might look good on Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner, but they look like &^%$ on basically everyone else - it's just a matter of how bad they look rather than if they look bad. (And this looks bad.) (And give me early 2000s low-rise jeans or give me death...or at least give me my 2014 jeggings that I won't give up anytime soon. As someone who attended undergrad in the early 2000s, there was plenty of horrendous fashion, but I will take low rise, bootleg jeans over these mom jeans any day of the week as they're much more flattering to many body types aside from those who are waif thin.)
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    Jenelle: Birther Of 3, Mother To None

    Kaiser at least is exposed to a normal human and normal human interaction/emotions every two weeks when he spends a few days with Doris. (Does he still go to daycare? I assume that if so, he at least spends 8 hours or so a day with people who aren't psychopaths and where he feels safe, as opposed to the land.)
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    Bristol Palin: Surrounded By Water and Yet Still So Thirsty

    And.... Ya'll know the person most upset by Bristol not being on TMOG anymore is one Sarah Palin. No more working her beyond-Javi-level fame whore face onto MTV screens every chance she gets.
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    Bristol Palin: Surrounded By Water and Yet Still So Thirsty

    I despise the Palin family's politics, but Bristol did at least finish esthetician* school. She had (it may not be active now) esthetician license and apparently actually worked as an esthetician at one time. (Excuse that the link is the Daily Fail, but this info looks accurate from other articles, etc) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3416028/Bristol-Palin-reveals-leaving-daughter-Sailor-Grace-time-return-work-just-one-month-giving-birth-poses-photo-kids.html If she had to, she could find a "real" job at a salon/spa/skincare studio (maybe one owned by conservatives). Now, she could have used her fame/family connections to take advantage of more education and better life choices to do bigger and more lucrative things than esthetician, but like Chelsea, she can at least work a "real job" if she ever has to (and apparently has done so before). She wouldn't be leading the reality TV show "star" lifestyle, but she's I guess at least better prepared for when the reality TV show checks dry up than Amber, Jenelle, Cate, etc. YYeah, it will be a big wake-up when all the intermittent offers to make money on TV and off of her "fame" dry up completely, but at least she has something to fall back on (even if it requires more work for less pay/lifestyle changes). I hate to say something positive about Bristol but there you go, I did. *I don't ever think I am spelling esthetician right when I type it out. Google tells me I did, but spellcheck catches it here. In any case, ya'll know what I mean. 😉
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    S09.E12: Do the Dangle

    Right?!!! And if Briana had spent more than a night at the club getting to know him, she'd have known he had another daughter in NY already who he doesn't see/barely sees. But no...she just hooked right up with him sans protection without even inquiring if he has any other kids already that he doesn't parent. I have done it a few times, too. I live in the exurbs and it was generally on a rural-ish road or in a neighborhood. It was either be distracted by the screaming infant whose wails were giving me a terrible headache & potential road rage or pull over as soon as I safely could to try to address the baby's needs.
  25. I agree, BUT with the caveat that they would face a lot of competition outside of the Fundie world. Maybe Kaylee could hope for one of the less cute of the cute ones, but I think Nuri's too far gone to ever be marketable to the Bates or Up TV at this point. They seem even more into themselves than the average Fundie guy, which is saying a lot. They must know they're big fish in a small pond looks-wise in Fundie world, but their looks aren't enough in the "world" (non-Fundie world) to overcome the Douche Lord vibes coming off of them (Scott Disick looks like a nice, modest guy in comparison). They are cute, but they aren't good looking enough to be that douche-y.