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  1. chessiegal

    Small Talk: We'll Be Right Back

    Re: Dairy Queen. My husband was raised in northern Alabama. His family belonged to and faithfully attended the Methodist church. When he was 16 and his brother was 15, they didn't want to sit with their parents during church, so would go sit in the balcony. One Sunday they got the bright idea to sneak out to DQ. To solve the problem of insuring the family car was in the same spot, they took a park bench and moved it to the parking space the car was in, and proceeded to DQ. To make sure they got back in time, they listened to the church service on the radio. I guess listening to the service while eating ice cream was better than being in church. When they returned back to the church, their mother, who had a sixth sense about such things, was sitting on the park bench, arms crossed with her "pocketbook" on one arm, legs crossed with one leg swinging. Busted!
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Taking the DQ discussions to small talk.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I sincerely doubt they would jeopardize (pun intended) the wrath of the feds. I think the independent agency they hire would see what was going on.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    That would be illegal. This is a FCC regulated game show. You can't do anything to skew a game in favor or against any player.
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    Gilmore Girls Bests and Worsts

    One thing that's fun on the Friday night dinner scenes is watching the ever changing fluid levels in the water and wine glasses. Based on hearing every scene had multiple takes, everyone must be stuffed by the time they are done!
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    America's Test Kitchen

    Yeah, they go back and forth. More and more they have someone else from the kitchen show a dish to one of them..
  7. Cozi has Dick Van Dyke at some odd hours of the morning. My DVR picks it up.
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    Lorelai Gilmore: The 10(+) Things I Hate About You

    Crappy yes - illegal I doubt it. ETA: Spent 23 years as a federal employee - yes, that would be against policy, you could file a complaint. Private companies are another story. Depends on their policies.
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    What Did We Eat Today?

    Yesterday was our 23rd wedding anniversary. We ate here: Carrols Creek Café. We've eaten there many times and it never disappoints. They started a frequent diner program which we joined. They comped us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. I had crab cakes which came with garlic mashed potatoes and veggies. My husband had seared scallops with roasted asparagus and risotto. Despite sharing, I came home with a crab cake. I'm still thinking about how good it was..
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    My Lottery Dream Home

    Y'all do realize the winners on this show have already purchased the property.
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    I have a colleague who went to work in QA for Coca-Cola at their Atlanta lab in the early 90s. When I visited his lab, he assured me the formula for Coke was locked in a vault that very few people had access to.
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    The Pioneer Woman

    So wrong! TWoP went out of business - had nothing to do with Pioneer Woman.
  13. I take Ativan (anti-anxiety drug) when I fly. The instructions say not to use with alcohol. Au contraire - alcohol makes it so much better!
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    Christopher Kimball's Milk Street

    So Chris starts a new company that features foods from around the world, where he visits most locations to sample/learn about the cuisine. Something tells me he's not flying coach to these far flung places. What a deal!
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    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Saturday is my day to watch PBS cooking and travel shows. I noticed today that Consumer Cellular is a proud sponsor of many of the shows. They have an innocuous statement about being a phone company that can meet your individual needs. How different from the annoying commercials on the Retro channels I watch!
  16. My mother never had a drop of liquor/alcohol in her life, but boy howdy did she love Nyquil. Really amused me when I was old enough to realize why. I didn't spoil her enjoyment.
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    30 Minute Meals

    Not to defend her, but you can buy eggs already hard boiled. It's what I've taken to doing when I make deviled eggs.
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    What is...In the Media?

    Not to mention it would be illegal. This is a FCC regulated game show.
  19. I remember 20-30 years ago using talcum powder for "freshness" on occasion. As a chemist, I was puzzled by how talcum powder could cause cancer. Some googling says J&J knew their product contained asbestos. Now that's interesting information.
  20. Kathy Lee Gifford is on the Today Show. Katie Lee, ex of Billy Joel, is on the Kitchen. Two different people.
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    30 Minute Meals

    Her weekday ratings are tanking.
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    House Hunters: Buying in the USA

    I think it depends on the jurisdiction, but I've never heard of a room with no window being able to be called a bedroom. In Maryland, in addition to a window, it must also have a closet to be called a bedroom.
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    Indispensable Kitchen Gadgets

    Got an email from ATK this morning touting the next greatest thing in countertop ovens - an intelligent oven, on sale for just $650 ($100 off!) June Intelligent Oven Supposed to recognize your food and cook it to perfection.
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    Fixer Upper

    And I stand corrected on Bargain Mansions - I see it's going to be on HGTV this season.