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    S03.E07: Under His Eye

    I agree with the disappointment about this episode and the season in general. Either let June lead a major coup, or take the focus off her and show us more of the others. I'm not as invested in Emily, Moira, and Luke as others are, but their story lines are more compelling than watching June lurch from one bad idea to another. I guess stoning is so last year, and now the Handmaids have to pull on ropes like ancient galley slaves to hang people? After showing some glimpses of humanity last week, Aunt Lydia is back to ordering cruelties cloaked in piety. I can hardly wait to learn her backstory. I wish Commander Stabler would quit flirting and make an all out pass at Fred. I too was surprised that Gilead allows dancing among the Commanders and their Wives. So Fred and Serena love each other again? I want to see more of Commander Lawrence and wife Eleanor. That was really resourceful of her to make up that story on the spot about wanting a tour of the school. She alternates between helplessness and cleverness, and I wonder whether she exaggerates her illness to throw people off the fact that she's playing some kind of long game. I hope she and June have more "adventures" together. I really want to know whether Lawrence turns out to be friend or foe. He doesn't seem interested in baby-making, but it could be a problem for June if she doesn't get pregnant soon. Ofmatthew intrigues me also. Last week she didn't seem that happy about her latest pregnancy, but this week she's back to mealy-mouthed pieties. I hope she doesn't miscarry as a result of being attacked by June (for June's sake). She seemed to have some kind of pain during that shopping trip and implied that this pregnancy hadn't gone as well as the earlier ones.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I like Charlie too, even if he thinks a conservative and a conservationist are the same thing. I got Ray Bradbury, Alberich, officious, and South Lawn. In FJ I wavered between the Furies and the Gorgons and picked the Furies, because I didn't think Medusa's sisters were especially scary. Sometimes you can know too much!
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I know, right! Did anyone else cringe? It's good to have the regular games back; I didn't catch much of the Teen Tournament (nothing against it, just a lot of evenings spent elsewhere). I got maladies, penicillin, Thane (missed DD) and Chicago Hope. The latter might have fared better if it hadn't debuted in the same year as ER, and I thought it started out as the better show. No idea on FJ.
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    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    I didn't realize that the writers had addressed the matter of Serena's fertility. I've always assumed that if something hasn't been said or shown on the actual show, it didn't happen. Spy guy may not have known about the gunshot. Yes, Gilead is proud of its handmaid system, but they have to realize that other countries may not see things the same way. Or are they really that stupidly oblivious?
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    S03 E05: Unknown Caller

    Wait, when was it established? I know Fred is sterile, but we've been led to believe that the gunshot wound to the stomach that Serena took way back when messed up her reproductive organs. I say "led to believe" because I still am wondering if Serena will have an affair and get pregnant, That would really turn Gilead upside down if wives started thinking, "Maybe it's him and not me..." One more quibble: Why was June at that taped plea for Nicole's return? (Other than the fact that she's the protagonist.) Without her, the Waterfords look like a normal couple heartbroken over their kidnapped daughter. But a Handmaid standing by encapsulates everything unnatural about Gilead's "families."
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Last night was my first look at Emma in action, apart from viewing Monday's game on You Tube two nights after the fact. So of course she lost ☹️. I don't share the Emma-dislike. She didn't have a "big" TV personality, but I tend not to care for those. Did anyone else think Alex was pleased she lost? Something about the way he said she wasn't going to be champ again after her FJ answer was revealed. Plus, he brought up James again at the start of the show.
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    Who is... James Holzhauer?

    I was just about to post a link to the same thing. It really irked me. It wasn't enough to write a mash note to James, the author had to put down the opponents by saying they don't really matter, that they "fidget and fret; they mash their buzzers and bite their lips and bobble their heads in frustration", and that they're "evil" if they happen to "steal" DD's from him. ETA: I know the last part was tongue in cheek, but it still bugged.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    There was a fair amount of hostility. I remember when his winning streak went over 20 that I began rooting for him to lose. Nothing against him personally, but I didn't like it that so many of his games were runaways and there was no suspense left in FJ. And even he didn't have as many runaway games at the time as James. As for last night's game, I got the Sherman Brothers, swing, and Panacea. I was ready to cry when Liz missed that DD and felt bad that Alex kept rubbing it in that she wasn't playing well. Going for high dollar clues and betting big on the DD is the only way to have a chance against James. I missed FJ, though, and felt ashamed because I'd lived in VA for eight years. I thought of Kansas ("Bleeding Kansas") or Missouri (because of the Missouri Compromise).
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    He would be at least $1000 closer whatever happens. I doubt Alex can predict the future.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    According to this Wikipedia article, his eldest son Carloman was made king of Italy and renamed "Pepin." This is not to be confused with another (possibly illegitimate) son named "Pepin the Hunchback." So I guess that if Jenny had said "Pepin" without adding "the Short," her answer would have stood, unless the judges decided to be really evil with a BMS. The clue writers were obviously thinking of the musical Pippin, with that bit about "magic to do." This hardly seems fair, since the story in the musical was pretty much pure fiction, starting with the hero's name. On another topic--I knew the TS of Seven Days in May. Highly recommended, especially if you like political thrillers.
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    R-rated & X-rated Content on Television

    I think there must have been two versions of that last scene in "Zeus, by Jove!" In one, Claudius opens the temple door and immediately rushes off with a horrified look on his face. In the other, Caligula comes out with blood all over his face and says to Claudius, "Don't go in there!" But you had to know your Greek mythology and the reason for the talk about Zeus and his father Cronos to grasp the real horror. Spoiler tagged just in case.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I saw it here in NYC also. It didn't quite ruin the game for me, but it did annoy. I don't recall this much fuss about any other contestant, even Ken Jennings. Worst part was a shot of a losing contestant (may have been almost-winner Adam) and Alex saying something like "How does it feel to run into a buzzsaw?"
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    Since so much of what I was taught in school about Thanksgiving turned out to be false and the true story was not so uplifting, it doesn't surprise me that "The Courtship of Miles Standish" isn't part of the curriculum anymore. But I didn't expect it to be a TS; did none of them ever watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving? Marcie refuses to convey Peppermint Patty's apology (for insulting Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving meal) to him, and tells her she needs to speak for herself.
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    I Need a Recipe!

    This site sounds like it has what you're looking for, though I haven't tried any of their products.
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    Jeopardy! Season 35 (2018-2019)

    I agree it's annoying and insulting. I guess they don't want to risk teachers looking foolish when their kids will be watching. But it ends up having the opposite effect and playing into the negative stereotype that teachers aren't really very smart (if they were they'd be teaching college/researching). Wow--a game where the outcome was actually in doubt until the end! How quaint! Although I thought Joe was going to do a James there for awhile until Julia came on strong in DJ. I also knew the Everly Brothers and Love Boat. I even remember that the Everly Bros briefly had their own show. It was a summer replacement for Johnny Cash. I know what people mean about younger folks not getting 60s/70s pop culture references. I wonder how many of my colleagues--never mind my students--would know what I mean when I refer to a kid as an Eddie Haskell?
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