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  1. dr pepper

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    Well, presumably she had a catholic christening as a baby. And in the first season she did a folk magic cleansing ritual. And now she's had a full body baptism. So her soul should be squeaky clean.
  2. Ok, 2 episodes in and i've already got some picky points. First is, after 6 years, you'd think all the avalanches that could have been set off would have been, barring earthquakes. It's not as if there could be new blizzards-- at -118 degrees, the amount of water in Earth's atmosphere should be about the same as Mars's. I suppose there might still be windstorms, but none was shown. Not to mention, the snow should be a rock hard mass. Next, they never stop the train, so how could they do maintenance on the tracks? What happens when a rail comes loose? And they don't have armored shutters to cover the lovely full wall windows-- stupid. I assume, eventually the staff from another cattle car will salvage the carcasses. Including the human ones-- i think part of the long term plan is to make maximum use of the meat supply. Sure, most of the executive staff is horrified about cannibalism, but some are quietly pragmatic. Anther thing, they keep referring to *the* engine. Or perhaps it's Engine, since they sometimes deify it. Only one? I've seen quite a few freight trains of our time with multiple engines, include some at the rear. That makes more sense, especially if you can't stop, and apparently one engine is not enought to keep full consumer electricity going and power through a snowdrift. With multiple engines you could stop one and service it, while another takes over. Assuming we're talking about Trident sub style nuclear plants, you're going to need about a week to cool down anyway. And why a train, anyway? Why not a fixed bunker? The need to move increases the number of points of failure. And how naive are the first class passengers, acting as if this is just another cruise? They don't seem to realize that they have no power anymore. Their money is spent, they funded this shiny big train, but that's done. It's the executive class that's in charge, and any onepercenter who can't actually help out is just another deferred source of protein. You'd think some of them could figure that out. Finally, what is the end game here? Wait for a new geologic era to come, hundreds of generations in the future? That would be another reason to have a stationary survival plan-- reopen the coal mines, and bring back carbon dioxide and global warming. That being said i'm going to keep watching for now.
  3. I think that she was taking the oportunity to put him through another ordeal.
  4. He is the legendary Good German, who doesn't actually hate any other groups, he just thinks of the Bund as a cultural organization. He's proud to be german and he thinks the war will be short and things will go back to normal soon, so there's no reason for the US to get involved. He's perfect for bringing in other germans.
  5. dr pepper

    Vida

    As for the hypocracy of the protest group, is it possible one of them is being paid by the developer?
  6. dr pepper

    Vida

    So-- did anyone here *not* see Nipplegate coming as soon as Lyn left the room?
  7. Thanks, but it's "Dr Pepper", no period. I think they dropped it back in the 40s. Yeah, i've been using this handle since the bbs days. I used to polish off two big bottles at a gaming session, but alas, now i have to be more restrained for the sake of my weight :(
  8. It's clear in that last sermon she went off script. I think at some point we'll see that she has real paranormal senses and is reacting to forces that are stirring things up.
  9. Film. The show is not *that* anachronistic. That was a bit off. You call in the mob, you already *are* responsible for the murders that ensue. But you can still impress them with your ethics by refusing to get your hands dirty. What?
  10. dr pepper

    Vida

    Yeah that punchbowl was an obvious mother-in-law trap. Refuse it and you're an ingrate. Take it and it gets broken, MIL gets to hold it over you how irresponsible you are. Agreed on the suggestion she should have just pretended to use it, but i would have gone a step further. I would have actually mixed up a small batch of some truly pretentious punch, say dark rum, pineapple, grenadine, peach schnappes, etc, and left a bit in the bottom. Then MIL could complain about Lyn forgetting to wash it but also be impressed at her extravagance.
  11. Ok, here's my ending: it's announced that due to loss of focus, funding, momentum, personnel, etc, Supernatural is cancelled. Cut to Chuck grinning, saying, "that was easy, let's see what else is on". Pull back to show him eating junk food on a living room couch. He turns on the tv, which displays some generic superhero show. Fade to black.
  12. This ending was a real mess. I wa really hoping the series would end with a prosecuter walking into the classroom, looking at "How to Get Away With Murder" written on the board, and writing "YOU CAN'T!" underneath.
  13. Heh, i really liked the bit where Brother Lurch was enjoying his cotton candy.
  14. Not like that. She brought in a lot of money, but it was all straight donations. Worst thing she was accused of was when she disappeared for a few days, then came back and said God had taken her up like Ezekiel. Some sources asserted she was really off having a fling.
  15. The character seems to be partly modeled on Amy Semple Macphereson, a pentecostal leader who successfully rode the transition from tent revivals to radio. She built a huge church and held showy, theatrical services.
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