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  1. I recently watched an episode of Jeopardy and Ken Jennings is so wrong for this. I can't believe he is the host. His voice and demeanor are robotic and absolutely without an ounce of charisma or warmth. I love the show and will continue to watch but ugh. I wish they would find someone else to host.
  2. I had the same idea, that maybe this couple planned to flip the house - but it just didn't seem feasible mostly because they were crammed in with family and kept saying they needed to get their own space. I'm wondering if some civic agency in Compton provides special financing help for people who purchase badly run-down properties for rehabbing - a sort of "clean-up our community" incentive for buyers. Compton has for a long time been a marginal neighborhood, to say the least. As I mentioned in a previous post, I really do think this couple is getting extra help with the project from
  3. ITA 100%. I wonder if the couple who bought the house had someone "behind the scenes" who was going to provide financing/flipping help to assist them in getting this filthy, run-down home in livable shape. As I posted above, I'm dying to know how this particular HH project turned out. C'mon, HGTV. Give us an update episode as soon as you can.
  4. I won't comment further on the Sussexes, as it it quite off-topic. I like to watch the reveal because I want to see how the stagers use color and furniture positioning to make the most of the space. Also, the reveal is the usually the only time they show all the completed work in the house and landscaping
  5. Little Iggy, that is EXACTLY what I was thinking when they chose the 3rd house. After watching Tarek and Christina for years now, all I could picture is this couple finding all kinds of plumbing, electrical, water and termite damage in that derelict home, and paying a fortune for repairing it, thereby wiping out any savings they got on the sales price - and then some. And the husband said he wasn't much of a handyman! I really would like to see an update on this episode, showing how they made it livable, IF they did at all.
  6. I have often wondered this as well, but from all I have read about Harry and MM and their experiences (especially re Harry's on-the-record hatred for the British press, and the fact that he said, well before he met MM, that he wanted free of the strictures of royal life), their move away from England makes sense - at least for now. They want to protect their young son, if nothing else. They couldn't stay in Canada forever, neither one is a citizen of the country, but as Meghan is a citizen of the US, they could live here easily. They actually live in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, which
  7. I also like the Differin girl. She has a very interesting tonal quality to her voice, and some of the "excuses" she comes up with are hilarious. As for the "bartenders barring" ad, sorry, but throwing bottles around and showing off trick pouring skills are not bartending. Making all kinds of wonderful drink concoctions well, and being friendly and welcoming to your customers, is good bartending. I hate all that Tom Cruise-in-Cocktail-movie performative shit.
  8. This is a cool show - I love how Michael and Ashley work so productively together, with minimal drama, to take these crumbling, falling-down eyesores and restore them to vintage-style beauty (along with the necessary modern updates, of course). I don't always like all of the design choices, but overall I think they do a magnificent job, and they really get their hands dirty making it happen. I do have a couple of small quibbles, however - I don't see them putting in HVAC units, at least not in the episodes I've caught so far. Doesn't Galveston get pretty hot and humid? I know beachsi
  9. Thanks for the info on Poshmark, everyone! I did some online research about them - there are a lot of complaints about their service, mostly from buyers. Apparently it is very difficult to return items for any kind of refund, no matter what the issue with the item might be. Poshmark serves as a kind of middleman for the transactions and they are being accused of a LOT of shady practices. I would not choose to deal with them.
  10. I honestly do not understand the Poshmark commercials - or maybe I should say the idea behind Poshmark. So you get items out of your closet, take pictures, and sell them online through their app and make lots of money? Unless the items are brand-new and were gifted to you how much of a money-maker could this be? If you ordered the clothes/shoes/accessories, and discovered they were not what you expected, wouldn't it be better to return the items for a full refund? If it's too late to return the items, I suppose trying to sell them makes sense, but, again, how much are you really goin
  11. I love, love, love the Tyson Chicken ads with the "Family" song! The music really does makes me want to "take off my shoes and dance". Also, some of the pictures shown remind me so much of my own family photos when I was growing up in the 1950's and 60's. I often rewind the commercial so I can see and hear it again. The ONLY other commercial I have ever done that with was the lovely New York Life agape love commercial which I never see anymore.
  12. mousegirl

    Columbo

    Just re-watched "Make Me a Perfect Murder" for the umpteenth time. This episode, along with "Troubled Waters" and "Rest In Peace, Mrs. Columbo" are my all-time favorites, although I must admit I have not seen every Columbo episode made. MMPM episode contains a sub-plot about the murderer, Kay Freestone (played by Trish VanDevere), trying to help a close personal friend Valerie Kirk (played by Lainie Kazan) stage a tv comeback for her performing career, which has obviously been derailed by drug and alcohol addictions. I itch to create a backstory for these two - their interactions hint
  13. I may be the only one who is bothered by this, but why oh why do the true crime channels keep doing the Dirty John story? It's being repeated ad nauseum. It is a very compelling story, no doubt. The ending, when Deborah Newell's daughter delivers the fatal blow to Dirty John as he is trying to stab her to death, is horrifying but righteous. But...lay it to rest, people. There's a trailer for the show now in which Deborah is heard to say something about how crazy the publicity has been, "it was on the front page of the LA Times" etc. And yet here she is participating in more i
  14. Has anyone seen the new Dick's Sporting Goods ad about back-to-school clothes? It shows two pre-teens, one male and one female, modeling the clothes and looking around the store. The girl gets off a line that had me rolling my eyes so hard I thought they'd fall right out on the floor. I'm paraphrasing a bit, but as she looks at the shoes available in the store, she says "like, if I see someone with a great shoe game, I'm like I really want to know that person." Wow. I don't know if this was scripted or not, but my, isn't that just the most inspiring statement (NOT) in this day and a
  15. Here's my list of commercial things that are pissing me off. I've had a lousy day and I need to vent. "Heart hands" - just stop. That demented scissor-arms dance - really just stop. "Bundle home and auto" - dear God, WE ALREADY KNOW THAT NOW! LiMu Emu - go away stupid ugly bird. What in hell do you have to do with insurance?? "We're all in this together" commercials showing YouTube videos of people doing lame-ass dance routines in their homes. I'm not amused. I don't care. Go away. Drug commercials need to be outlawed. I have counted, recently, at least 25
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