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  1. I didn't really like cereal as a kid, though we ate it. Mostly corn flakes or Raisin Bran - Coco Puffs were a treat. Now I eat gluten free peanut butter toast for breakfast and sometimes have Honey Nut Chex with vanilla soy milk as an afternoon snack. ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. I liked Robin too. Since the reboot, Becky has had a pretty good work ethic. Even as a drunk, she held down a job and took care of herself. And she worked hard at the Lunchbox. But she had the baby with her there and 9 or 10 hours a day away from her was probably more traumatic for Becky than Beverly Rose. Separation anxiety is real. I hated going back to work when my kids were babies, so maybe I'm more sympathetic and see it as a temporary lapse. That said, I hate out of character writing that just serves to provide conflict or prop other characters so I didn't really care for the episode overall.
  3. The original got working class insecurity/borderline poverty better (in the early years anyway) than they do today, certainly. I suppose because Roseanne herself kept it real in a way sitcoms typically don't. Society tends to look at poverty as a moral failing but there is a psychology to poverty and privation that shapes decision making. It can be reproduced in simulations and experiments, where even normal, level-headed, middle class people make unwise decisions. The economic studies of scarcity show we even do it on a societal level. It's really, really difficult to make wise, long-term decisions in those circumstances and you see that with the Conners. Roseanne's genius was her ability to subvert all that to show there was more to this family. Life in all its complexity. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  4. I don't know what the original site owners were thinking but I do think it contributes to a more civil atmosphere. For instance, no one can create a number of incendiary posts, delete them and then act innocent when there's fallout. Users can also edit a post for a limited time. A week, I think? If we see a post that has been edited to no text or with "never mind" it will be taken care of.
  5. And so ends 2020... TRMS discussion continues here.
  6. Posts can't be deleted by users. If you have something that needs attention, you can either PM one of the forum mods or report the post with a brief description of what needs to be done. The mods for The Conners are @Pallas, @statsgirl and @tessaray (me).
  7. Discuss 2021 episodes of The Rachael Maddow Show here. Usual rules apply; discuss the show; personal politics will get a post removed, and repeated violations may result in further sanctions. Thank you! Questions? Contact @thewhiteowlor @tessaray.
  8. I don't do Christmas and usually turn off the radio weeks before. But for some reason I'll always listen to the original Happy Xmas (War is Over) without complaint. ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. I'm all for it, if only for the possibility of OLTL getting another chance as well. And maybe they'd lure TK away from B&B. Win, win... ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. Liver. Just typing the word makes me gag. I remember as a teen going to a formal party and someone was all excited that they were serving pรขtรฉ. Ugh. Giving it a French name doesn't make it less disgusting. I think it's mainly a textural issue, though the smell doesn't help.
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    I did read that they would be rotating the free stuff, so it couldn't hurt to keep an eye out. The $5/mo plan might be worth it if you wanted to binge some of the old USA shows.
  12. tessaray


    Monk is on Peacock. Though I paid for the cheapest premium level it looks like Monk is on the free level.
  13. I watched a few minutes this morning and noticed that Barker wasn't very snide to the contestants, which was nice. But honestly, I was really distracted by the 80s hair. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the horrible appliance colors. I do not miss the early 80s at all.
  14. Well, Jackie did let out a little smile when he asked if he could be a friend who worships her from afar. (Or words to that effect.)
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