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  1. They all dream of growing up to be Dee Dee Ramone.
  2. The lesbian storyline didn't feel organic to me. I totally felt like they're shoehorning the early 2000s in there, back when every other kid was suddenly shouting from the rooftops that they were "bi" because they wanted to be edgy. Or the present, frankly, when throwing a token LGBT character into a show makes the creator feel Very Progressive. I had gay friends in my 1980s small town, but they never would have told someone who they hadn't been very close to for a decade or so that they were gay. It wasn't done, because you were going to get your ass beat if it got out. Most of us eventually went to the city because of this.
  3. Female journalists existed. And they were treated like shit, even in cities. See: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine_Craft As for the number of them, there were about 6, including the EIC. Not really that many.
  4. Are they, though? There comes a time when you grow up and your interests change. Will may not be ready for that, but Mike and Lucas are. There's no reason for them to infantilize themselves because Will is uncomfortable with growing up. Friends don't demand that. Even Will admits that he expects them to never change or care about anyone else.
  5. They want us to see Nancy and Jonathan as a Great Romanceβ„’. I don't. I always found him annoying and never saw what she supposedly did. I still feel that way. Dude's not interesting enough to hang out with, and it's not like he's hot enough to make up for it.
  6. I just got around to watching this season, and this is what really disgusts me. It's so much Cold War propaganda and completely inaccurate. But I guess the "evil Russians" is still a thing for a lot of dumb Americans, so the Duffers are going to ride the stupidity for all it's worth. Not sure I am going to, though. The mall bugged the hell out of me. I can take background score including music that's a couple of years off, but a huge mall in what we've repeatedly been told is a small town? Nope. I grew up in a small, rural town like that, and you had to drive almost 2 hours to the city for a mall or cineplex. Our town theater had one screen and was built in the 1930s. Over the summer, we also had a drive-in. If you wanted to buy clothes in town, you went to a small, free-standing J.C Penney's, a Sears in one of two strip malls in town, Yellow Front in the other strip mall, or you ordered from the catalog. A huge mall packed with people? Ridiculous. This season tries too hard. As for Hop, his Bronco or Suburban or whatever always had "Chief" painted on it. Was never a sheriff, which is, indeed, a different thing. Police are for a town/city; sheriff is a county official. The big hair was a thing, but I never wore it. I hated it even then. I always wore my hair like Nancy in the first episode. Side part with barrettes holding it back on both sides...until I discovered punk rock.
  7. I love how women are told they should be more vocal about not wanting men to touch them, then get told that they are at fault when they do tell dudes to knock it off, too. Several of the women mentioned his overly familiar behavior. None of them should have been put in that situation by Dan, and all of them had the right to handle it however tf they chose. (And it seemed like he was only doing it to women. Why?)
  8. I am so over huge-tit tattoos that it's enough for me to eliminate it from contention. It reminds me of fucking Cleen throwing in huge tits because he couldn't do decent work on one of his tattoos. For years, I have wanted to get a tattoo with female figures, but I don't trust most tattooists, especially dudes, to do anything but put in ridiculously-sized breasts, so I am still waiting.
  9. You don't have to go to college, buy a house or buy a car, either, but lots of people are proud of being able to handle those things on their own. Nothing particularly wrong about being proud of doing something difficult that gets you the kind of life that you want to live, which is all she said. There are also a lot of advantages to living in LA or San Francisco compared to a ton of places, especially the Midwest. Lifestyle advantages. Climate advantages. Job prospects. If I hadn't had kids to support, I would have stuck it out longer precisely for those reasons. A constant 60Β°, an actual job market in my field, and the cultural offerings are worth some sacrifice, especially if you are young and single. There's nowhere in the country like San Francisco, and I miss it terribly. I don't like LA, but a lot of people feel the same way about it.
  10. My reaction was, "Who the fuck is Kara?" πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  11. Have you ever tried? I tried San Francisco rent for a couple of years in my 40s. I came the hell back to Tucson. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can't imagine trying to pay coastal California rent at 17.
  12. If this is true, the only good things are Rob and Amber going early, someone skipping EoE, and Kim being the likely winner. There's not one single other recommendation from that list. Hope it's not true.
  13. I am watching the first season before I watch the new one. So far the only thing I have to say is that Candace is an asshole. Seriously, fucking around with your friend's boyfriend at her birthday party, then pretending you give a shit about her. From the returning cast, though, it looks like I might not have to watch her too much longer.
  14. Yay! I never have to see Veronica play second fiddle in her own show to fucking Logan ever again!! I hated that she married him when she obviously had misgivings. I hate the Logan Echolls Show. I hate all of the bullshit shipper service this show devolved into after the first year or so. I hope there's another season and it's finally about Veronica again.
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