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  1. Albanyguy

    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    He can try, but I think Jeremy and Derick will be able to fight really dirty to "protect" their wives' interests. Jeremy is a lot smarter than Josh (not that the bar is set very high) and Derick is a lot meaner. Jessa won't need Ben to fight for her; after years of pretending that what Josh did to her was "no big deal", she'll be ready to give him a little lesson in "payback".
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    She could get a really good song out of that.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    "My wife, baby and I will be shopping at Trader Joe's from 12:30 to 1:45 PM. I am calling to beg you to respect our privacy during that period and to please, please, please not take our picture as we come out the door on the south- western side of the building and proceed to our car which will be parked in the second row from the left."
  4. Same fake blonde hair, same heavy, greasy make-up, same raccoon eyes. As Elaine Stritch said "It's a look. It's not a good look, but it's a look."
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    But if Derick has the little room and Izzy and Sam have the big one, how will everyone know that Derick is more important than they are? I can just hear the wheels spinning in his mind: "I am the Master of the House, the Boss of Everyone! If I don't stake out the big room for myself, how will those sinful, manipulative little creatures learn to respect me and know their place in the pecking order?"
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I can't believe that she took any kind of college course or earned any kind of college credit. If she had, we'd have heard about it when it happened.
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Yes, we all (me, included) like to snark that "none of these people have jobs", but we sometimes overlook that "Counting On" is their job and they essentially work for TLC.
  8. That's one thing she has in common with Michelle. All of the so-called "modesty" rules are really just an excuse for showing off. It's all "Look at me! Look at me!".
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    She wouldn't name her new baby "Annabell" as a "tribute" to Joy and Austin's baby (and to continue the "A" theme she started with Asa). Would she?
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    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    Couldn't agree more. Adding to that, these girls have been brought up to believe that having babies is the only reason for their existence, the only true measure of a woman's worth. It's become an Olympic event: who can get pregnant the fastest after the wedding, who gives birth at home as opposed to a hospital, who has the longest labor, who can come the closest to cheating death, who can pop out the most number of babies, who will give birth to those elusive twins. The competition is brutal and I doubt if there's any sportsmanship involved.
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    And besides the stupid emojis and hashtags, there's the constant repetitive use of "y'all" (three times in three sentences). Jill, we all know you're Southern, you don't have to hit us over the head with it. If I'm wrong, somebody please correct me, but I have always understood that real Southerners would use the contraction "y'all" in conversation, but would never type it out like that. Of all the Duggars, Jill seems to be the most "Southern" and it seems to have become more pronounced with time, to the point where she's laying it on a little too thick. Maybe she thinks it's cute or it will appeal to her fan base. I wonder if it's like Michelle's "baby voice", a linguistic trick she puts on to make it seem like she's "keeping sweet" when underneath she's feeling anything but sweet.
  12. Being raised in grinding poverty will do that to you. Nurie, especially has been so under-nourished and over-worked all her life and looks so skeletal that I wonder if she'll even be able to conceive and deliver all those "blessings" she'll be expected to produce. I hope that she gets a few years of rest, nourishing food and a chance to build up her strength before she tries to get pregnant. Fat chance, I know. Jill will probably have the poor girl peeing on a stick the morning after the wedding.
  13. True, but I think a lot will hinge on how much access Nurie's marriage will give Jill to the Duggar clan. I think right now she's dazzled by the prospect of Nurie becoming Anna Duggar's sister-in-law. She imagines Nurie becoming BFFs with Anna, Jessa, Jill, Jana, etc. and using that to work her own way into the Duggars' inner circle. She doesn't realize that Anna probably has no interest in taking Nathan's new bride under her wing (for all we know Anna and Nathan may not see each other more than once or twice a year). She also doesn't realize that the Duggars seem to barely tolerate Anna and have no use for her family (except for Priscilla Waller, whom they embrace because her husband is a IBLP big shot).
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    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    I'm surprised Jeremy is letting this happen. If Jinger is too unworldly to see how this could turn out badly, he's not. I'm sure he feels they could use the extra money, but he's also very image-conscious. Even putting aside the risk of her getting trolled, it's still tacky and not likely to impress the church elders he's trying so hard to ingratiate himself with.
  15. Deanna may be clinging to the thought that Mary actually had a stroke because it makes her death easier to accept. The prospect of an elderly, conscious woman falling into a pool and slowly drowning while struggling to survive is horrifying. If Deanna believes that Mary had a major stroke, passed out instantly and was mercifully unconscious when she entered the water, it may provide a measure of comfort.
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