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  1. Speaking of censorship...why is “God” bleeped out when they say God damn instead of “damn”. ”God” is the insulting word?
  2. I agree. context is everything...they went out of their way to explain the context of the humor, just in case folks were unaware that it was intentionally written to provoke dialogue, originally written and broadcast in the 70’s, with honkey, heeb and the n-word included. I think that was part of how influential it was, that it was written with words and attitudes around themes that folks actually used and represented, as ugly as they were/are, the original show didn’t censor them and threw them in the face of the viewer.
  3. kicotan

    S07:E21 The Assanti Brothers

    Because this is a little sampling of something very real that folks don’t like to look at. Overindulgence. From what I’ve witnessed, most, I’m gonna go at least 90% on this one, of the poundticipants have the storyline of abandonment, physical and or sexual abuse as their background. The enablers, family or partners, circle around at the end when they are too enormous to even manage bathing. They are filling some hole in their psyche from the abandonment/abuse they’ve suffered. This guy, though, Mr. Assanti, has coddled and spoiled and enabled his only children, BOTH of them into behaving as if they are toddlers their whole lives. I don’t remember what happened to their mother but they never talk about it and I’m surprised Dr. Now doesn’t have Dad go to therapy to figure out why he’s such an enabler. Both of them hit him during this episode. He took Justin’s meds and gave them to his POS brother. They never talk about their mom.
  4. kicotan

    S16. E24. Daughters

    The whole episode reeked of soap opera drama...I fully expect Ziva to be a clone. (Reva Shane, “Guiding Light”, 1998)
  5. kicotan

    S03. E22. Pillar of Salt

    What a disappointment. Turns out Bull, Benny and Marissa all have the mentality about intimate relationships and where babies come from as the average selfish, immature 11 year old. What a terrible ending. Booo, hisssss.
  6. kicotan

    S02.E18: This Life We Choose [Season Finale]

    It is just amazing to me how many of the LEO/fire department based dramas like this one always have vendettas from prior cases they were involved with coming back to get even. I wonder how often that happens in real life? The wedding dress was not a flattering silhouette-especially when she turned sideways and she had more back fat hovering over her support garment in the back than her breast line in the front. Angela Bassett is a beautiful woman, but that dress did nothing for her.
  7. kicotan

    Cast members and disability payments

    That would be correct. There’s pay to watch web cam folk doing just about anything you can think of~and some you can’t even imagine.
  8. kicotan

    S07.E18: Mercedes' Story

    I woke up from surgery in the recovery room to the sound of my voice screaming, gasping for breath, tears already running down my cheeks... The first thing I remember hearing was the staff discussing my Demerol shots...they just kept pushing them into my IV until I shut up. My torso felt like it was on FIRE, like it had exploded, burning pain to the point I couldn’t speak. After enough Demerol shots, I shut up, because although I still felt the same excruciating pain, I no longer cared. I was at a mental point where, yeah, it hurt like nothing I’d ever felt before, but, so what. No more screaming. I can’t imagine that a trip to my local fast food joint could satiate extreme physical pain the same way as an opioid, but maybe it is the equivalent for mental pain?
  9. kicotan

    S07.E18: Mercedes' Story

    I started seeing the gastroenterologist at the tender age of 17 because of my stomach ulcers, IBD, persistent nausea, etc. The food diary was mandatory. I realize this was 35 years ago, but it’s hard for me to imagine that anyone going in for gastrointestinal evaluations wouldn’t have to detail their “eating habit” beyond the office visit where they claim to only eat once a day. I’m one of those folks that didn’t know a calorie from a carbohydrate because I was always thin-and until menopause hit, could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight. My problem is sensitivity/borderline allergy to stuff folks become obese by overeating. I can’t do more than one fast food visit in a two week period because it makes me, literally, sick.
  10. kicotan

    Live PD

    I just want to know what is in those backpacks that the Task Force is carrying...They’ve got a TON of stuff strapped on around their waist/head plus what they are carrying in their hands which is pretty obvious, but what’s in the backpack? Also, and this is directed at Tom, who made the statement, regarding the female fugitive bank robber~“has ties to The National Masonic Group”? What exactly is this “National Masonic Group” ? Some sort of gang?
  11. kicotan

    S07.E18: Mercedes' Story

    I agree with this. Im a “visual learner” and the techniques for teaching folks like me, such as the laying it all out on the table method described above is crucial to me getting it. That being said, Mercedes didn’t strike me as intelligent or motivated beyond the hope she would get Dr. Now’s approval for the magical surgery that would solve her morbid obesity problem. ”weight loss journey” is a phrase I wish they’d stop using. “Morbid obesity treatment” or “death wish aversion therapy” would be more accurate. Ive been stumping for a Dr. Now Addiction Treatment Center for awhile now. Set up similarly to drug addiction treatment centers...why is this not a thing already? I felt really bad for Mercedes’ children. She may very well love them and keep them dry, warm and fed, but they are still victims of her toxic narcissism.
  12. kicotan

    S10:13 Tell All: Part 2

    Actually, the genetics of hair color-specifically the “ginger gene mutation” have been excessively studied-especially when the pharmaceutical industry heard tell of specific pain tolerance/sensitivity differences for those with a malfunctioning MC1R gene and it became more than just anecdotal. “...The gene responsible for determining hair color is called the Melanocortin 1 Receptor, or MC1R. If the MC1R gene is active, it produces eumelanin and a person will have darker skin and hair. If the MC1R gene does not function (i.e. it is blocked or inactivated), the melanocytes will produce pheomelanin instead of eumelanin. A person with a malfunctioning MC1R gene will have blond or red hair, due to the lack of eumelanin, along with freckles. MC1R gene mutations are seen in all ethnicities...” The Genetics of Haircolor
  13. kicotan

    S20.E21: Exchange

    WTF.... Did St. Olivia just now NOT believe a victim after inviting her to her apartment for a chat? Not just NOT believe her, but amazingly convince her to accept she’s been deluding herself to advance the storyline? Jump the shark, anyone?
  14. kicotan

    Live PD

    I missed Dan...it seems like there wasn’t very much interaction with Tom & Sticks, either. ☹️
  15. kicotan

    S02.E14: The Road Not Taken

    If you can get past the horrible job her plastic surgeon did with her implants...sure.