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Celia Rubenstein

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  1. Celia Rubenstein

    S03.E03: Pack Your Bags

    My Spidey senses are telling me the producers probably had that t-shirt made and gave it to Zied to wear just to have a little fun with the filtered picture drama. If they did, they succeeded. I know it made me laugh. How cringeworthy!
  2. Celia Rubenstein

    The Duggars: In the Media and TLC

    I've always felt the same as you about it, Kitten. Don't you remember? My impassioned posting about the subject inspired you to say this: Accepting your proposal was the best choice I ever made ... even better than giving up my dream of being a missionary so I could become an internet influencer for Jesus, spreading hate and intolerance like wildflower seeds across the web. Marrying you was smarter than deciding to go to law school, then flunking out abandoning that when The Lord laid it on my heart that my true calling is to be a professional "don't let this happen to you/"before picture" cosmetic dentistry model. You've supported me through it all because I refuse to work a paying job and I just want to say Happy Second Anniversary, my love!
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    Mykelti

    For a second I thought that was the guy who plays "Newman" on Seinfeld.
  4. Celia Rubenstein

    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    Not true. A person can waive HIPAA's privacy provisions any time they want to and allow their medical information to be shared for some reason. It's done every day when someone wants another doctor or their attorney or a family member to have access to certain information in their medical file. Bethenny could easily grant Dr. Oz similar permission if she chose. Actually, I would guess that many of Dr. Oz's guests waive their right to medical privacy in order to allow him access to their records so he can understand their case and discuss it on his show. So it's something he is probably very familiar with and would have had no problem requiring of Bethenny if he had any doubts about her story.
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    Bethenny Frankel: Skinny Girl

    I didn't see any skepticism from Dr. Oz or the audience. He was his usual overly-earnest self, intensely focusing his attention on his guest in an attempt to create the illusion that what they are saying is actually interesting. To the extent the audience members shown had any reaction at all, they looked like they were mildly bored to me. Dr. Oz pointing out that miso soup doesn't usually have fish in it didn't seem like an expression of doubt about Bethenny's story in my opinion. I think he was just playing at being a journalist, emphasizing the unexpected twist in the series of events that lead to all the drama. He doubtlessly knew all the details of her story before she ever walked out on stage ... I'm sure he didn't invite her to appear so he could expose her as a fish allergy fraudster, lol. That kind of thing is Dr. Phil's schtick, not Dr. Oz's. But ... but ... Luann is such a delicate dew drop, while Bethenny is ... Bethenny. You're not suggesting the same rules be applied to BOTH of them, are you? That's insanity!
  6. Celia Rubenstein

    All Episodes Talk: Small World, Big Lives

    Wow, Amy's parents look amazing. Hard to believe they are 86 and 90! I might have guessed they were twenty years younger.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Ok I broke down and watched the video found my charger and was able to watch the video. What a non-event. Just ... nuthin' ... the biggest who gives a shit I've wasted my time watching in a long time. And Audrey was full of crap advertising Ember's reaction. Because she didn't have one. Zero. Zip. Nada. I want my 45 seconds back!
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Thanks, @AZChristian. I suspect they were hoping Ember would have one of those little meltdowns you sometimes see kids go through when they see Daddy without long hair or a beard for the first time. Good on her for not delivering them the moment to further exploit! I bet Ember was thrilled to see that mop go, if for no other reason than it means she will find less strands of Jeremy's hair in her food!
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Can someone post and "after" pic and describe Briquette's response please? I refuse to sit through the whole thing the battery on my kindle needs charging and I don't have enough power to watch it.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Exactly. Over achieving isn't really a problem or flaw in and of itself. It's the pushy, controlling, demanding, insensitivity that often goes along with it which irritates the people around you that is the problem. As well as the stress you create in the environment by never being satisfied. I can't say I'm surprised Audrey prefers to flatter herself and describe herself the way she does. Articulating anything truly insightful that demonstrates an awareness of how annoying she is might make her sound less than perfect and we can't have that.
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    Jeremy and Auj Poj

    Ohgodplease what contrived bullshit from start to finish. I don't buy Audsie's cute little story about herself and her toys and I don't believe her kid stuffed herself into that buggy with all those toys and the cat on top of her. Oddball did it just for a picture. No great need to educate the tot about the need too make room for herself. All she needs to worry about is making mom stop using her as a market tool.
  12. Celia Rubenstein

    QVC

    The one good thing about tuning into David's show was that I actually sat through the humidifier presentation and was inspired to go pull out the one I bought a couple of years ago and hook it up. My dry nose is feeling better already. Thanks, Dave! But you'll notice I mentioned I bought it a long time ago. I'm not in the market for another. And when I see them selling something that I have absolutely no interest in buying (and know they're going to spend twenty minutes on it), guess what I do ... that's right, I CHANGE THE CHANNEL. And sometimes I don't come back for hours, maybe even all day. So they are not only not selling me a humidifier, they are not going to be selling me the next twenty products, either! It's just so dumb of them to spend soooo much time selling the same old products day in and day out. They are actually driving old customers away. And speaking of Amazon and QVC spending too much time on a single product, the last couple of times I've almost bought something from the Q, they lost out to Amazon because while the presentation dragged on I decided to peek at Amazon and compare prices (last time it was the Halo Bolt - I grabbed two just before Christmas because they happened to be on some kind of lightening deal - 89 bucks each, like ten dollars cheaper than Q if I recall correctly. A few months ago I picked a slightly different floor/window AC unit than the one the Q was hawking mercilessly all day). They just spent so much time talking and talking and repeating the same things ... They got me interested in buying but they didn't convince me I needed to buy from them, then and there, or else I would lose out. Endless presentation suggests endless supply, so there is no sense of urgency. And if you leave customers time to compare prices and your "deal" isn't really all that great, you don't make the sale. A competitor does, based on all the time you invested creating interest in a certain product. It also means that particular customer is never going to come back and buy item X from you since they already have it. Sometimes I think the only thing the Q accomplishes with the overly long, repetitive sales presentation is doing another merchant's marketing for them. I acknowledge that I'm a pretty careful consumer and everyone should be comparing prices, especially on big ticket items. But I can tell you that speedier presentations of more novel items are far more likely to cause me to buy on the spot. For example, those Muk Luk slippers. Every year I'm afraid I'm gonna lose my color and my size and I get swept in. It's the momentum of the presentation and the fact that their is actually a little variation in the product from year to year. Sometimes even when I'm not in a slipper buying mood, I will watch the presentation to see what the new designs and colors are. And guess what - that means I will probably see the next item up for sale and ads for things that will air soon. It lures me in instead of driving me away.
  13. Celia Rubenstein

    QVC

    . Yeah, I agree ... David's new show was a real disappointment. I thought it might be something like At Home With Jill, too ... like an actual "show," sort of. Maybe with some new stuff. But it was just the same old junk. The only difference from In The Kitchen With David was that David was wearing a cardigan instead of an apron. The ad for the show with David pouring himself a glass of wine and settling down in front of the fire was kind of misleading. I was all set to like it, but nope.
  14. Celia Rubenstein

    Zach and Tori

    Hmm. I wonder if part of what is going on is the issue of Tori going back to work teaching. Wasn't that the plan? She was going to take some time off but eventually go back? How old is Jackson now?
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    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Because being a stay at home mom does not necessarily mean you are a scullery maid who is saddled with the responsibility of doing every last single menial chore there is to be done in the entire household day in and day out without a break or any help from anyone else. Derick's dog ass has been on a three week break from school "de-stressing." A trip around the room with the vacuum cleaner won't kill him.
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