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  1. Gilmel

    S03.E05: Lakeview Hotel

    The hotel's home page says that they charge you as soon as you make your reservation, and they don't offer any refunds or cancellations. I wouldn't be booking there even if I hadn't seen this episode, given that policy. Well, that and I also have a kid. Reasons upon reasons they have no customers.
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    S03.E22: Before You Go Make Sure You Know

    The name is postpartum psychosis. Trying to harm yourself or the baby is more than PPD, where you may just have thoughts about it. Paranoia is also a sign of postpartum psychosis. Here's a Mayo Cline article on it: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postpartum-depression/basics/symptoms/con-20029130 I have mostly sympathy for Juliette. (I'm postpartum myself so keeping an eye out for signs of PPD or postpartum psychosis or postpartum anxiety/OCD.) Her body and hormones are doing messed up stuff to her. But I also feel frustration that she won't listen and get help. She needs help. And I don't know who she will listen to about it if not Avery. This show likes to have break downs on stage, though, so I'm guessing that's where this will end up.
  3. Gilmel

    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I learned somewhere once upon a time that Baffin Island is the 5th largest island in the world. I have no idea where I learned that, but it's stuck with me, so I immediately knew the answer was Baffin Island, even though I had no idea it was named after a person or who that person was.
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    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I got backslash and from there backlash just as the music ended, so I wouldn't have had time to write it down if I was on the show. Count me as another peanut-butter-mouth Aaron Burr person. :)
  5. Gilmel

    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I'm not a big sports person, unless it's the Olympics, but I knew it was Jackie Robinson because I know the year. When I was a kid, I read the book In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson and I've remembered his rookie year in MLB was 1947 ever since.
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    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    "Military enemy" makes me think someone who was in or leading the military, which Hitler wasn't. The poll also exists in our real time line of Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm actually being defeated, not what they might have done. I think the fear of them is lesser because of that. Granted, I, too, think the poll result is odd, but mainly for the reason that I didn't think the British learned or cared that much about George Washington or held him in such high regard as to win a poll like this. I thought I was going to hate the periodic table authors category because the description sounded confusing, but like a lot of people here, I ended up liking it quite a bit. Of course, my husband and I were tag-teaming it. I was throwing out the initials, and he was giving the elements. That made it fun for us.
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    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    Because George Washington beat the British. None of those others, including Napoleon, ultimately did that. I guessed Napoleon, too, but my husband guessed Washington, so he was quite rightly pleased with himself that it was correct.
  8. Gilmel

    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I believe the category was four-letter words with three vowels. Yes, it was four letter words with three vowels. I completely blanked on Final Jeopardy, and I'm annoyed with myself because I know the answer, and I'm a huge Olympics fan. Plus, my husband and I were discussing this theme song just this past Winter Olympics.
  9. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    Has anyone ever tried to write with a crayon on toilet paper? It always makes me laugh when she says this because I can only imagine the toilet paper getting torn all to heck. A soft felt pen would probably be better. And adverbs.
  10. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    They did not. One of the few things I remember from a long-ago linguistics class: This is called a glottal stop. You hear some people say it in words like "bottle," "rattle," "Seattle."
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    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I was a bit appalled that in a Final Jeopardy category called English Monarchs, one of the guesses was Mary Queen of Scots. But I guess if you're just drawing a blank, better to write something than nothing.
  12. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    That case was really annoying. I don't like cases where the litigants can't tell their story in a way that makes sense, whether it's a true story or not. I mean, even if the woman was really a sex counselor/teacher of some sort — which I totally don't believe — charging a monthly fee to teach that skill makes no sense. At. all. "You're making it sound like I'm a prostitute!" No, ma'am. You're making it sound that way.
  13. Gilmel

    All Episodes Discussion: The Daily Double

    I saw the movie, but what clicked for me wasn't having seen it but was the fact it was only movie about a movie from 2013 that I knew of. From earlier this week, my husband and I had a complaint about the Ghostbusters category. The word was underlined, meaning they were talking about the actual movie, not just the concept in general, and Alex specifically called out that it was having its 30th anniversary this year, so, again the original movie, not the franchise in general. But the second clue was a quote about Dana's baby. Who only existed in Ghostbusters 2. That clue wasn't even about the right movie so didn't fit the category. We called shenanigans!
  14. I loved the boots sequence. I love puns in general, and the addition of the visual element was just excellent.
  15. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    Your affiliate. It's new this week. Same here.
  16. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    Oh, yeah. I phrased that badly. I get why you'd make a bootleg and try to sell it. I don't get why anyone would buy one at that price instead of just getting it legally.
  17. Gilmel

    Season 12: Spoilers

    She's a judge on Cutthroat Kitchen.
  18. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    What was even more bewildering was that it wasn't any cheaper than actually buying the album in the store or online. So why would you bootleg it in the first place? So puzzling!
  19. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    It didn't sound like that to me, either, Rick Kitchen. I was hoping if the original owners didn't want him that the plaintiff would get him. Poor dog.
  20. I'm surprised, too. It seems like something that wouldn't get FDA approval. But maybe they don't need it?
  21. Gilmel

    Who is... Alex Trebek's replacement?

    Regardless of any other qualification, you have to have someone who's good at reading the clues. That's the most important, and it should seem obvious, but from having watched Win Ben Stein's Money and a couple different question readers on that show, it's clearly a skill not everyone has. Guest clue readers in the Jeopardy video clues also are frequently not good at it.
  22. Gilmel

    Babylon 5

    Why do they need a reboot? That seems odd to me. A movie set in the B5 universe, sure, but the show is so mytharc-y, I have a hard time imagining a reboot that's still B5. Well, we'll see how it goes.
  23. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    I wouldn't want to see that. If you didn't bring your witness to court, tough on you. I don't think the judge should make up for your failing by Skyping with the person you didn't bring. To me, that's like the judge producing your missing paperwork for you.
  24. I thought he said LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes. I found it interesting that the pie in the sky thing Stephen said he wanted was wireless electricity, which is what Nikola Tesla -- after whom Musk's car company is named -- was working on at his Wardenclyffe lab on Long Island, where Musk just donated $1 million to help fund a museum there. I wonder if Stephen knew that and brought up wireless electricty as a segue or if it was coincidence.
  25. Gilmel

    The People's Court

    This was a rerun from February, but I don't think he did. He just kept saying she was smart. An assessment MM disagreed with.
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