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  1. queenanne

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    The scary thing is... I know it's only the Daily Fail, but reading this I started to think it was possible that Jill was paying a publicist, because I find it hard to believe any journalist voluntarily choosing to go into that much pointless rambling detail... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7372795/Jill-Duggar-promotes-book-SEX-GAMES-Instagram.html I mean, it's looooooong.
  2. queenanne

    The Duggalos: Jinger and the Holy Goalie

    Yes, if you don't have a denomination; then you can't answer the question in any other way. I mean, you can answer it longer and clearer, and I'm surprised Jeremy hasn't spent more time thinking about it because it seems unsurprising that he would be asked in a lot of situations as Jinger's husband and a purported proselytizer; and generally you have a prepared, pat little explanation so people who haven't been to any kind of church in decades aren't scratching their heads. "It's a non-denominational, Bible-believing church", is generally the one; after which the answerer takes their lead from the questioner's response. If the questioner says "Well, I'm Jewish, so that doesn't mean much to me", the non-denominational church attendee can then say "well, then you probably know about the differences between [reform and orthodox Judaism; Jews for Jesus; what-have-you]. We think the legalism in denominations just clutters things up, so we went to a church where the creed is basically just to obey the Bible", or whatever they want to say. If people insisted upon a classification for their own mental labeling comfort, my parents said "Fine, call us Protestants."
  3. Yeah, his current plan doesn't exactly blow my skirt up. If you made it quieter and better lit, like a private library with books and booze, maybe; I could see that possibly working. I'd pay a small premium for a place where my friends and I could actually hear each other talk, for example. Or, one of those hidden gimmicky speakeasy-type setups in an old bank vault or similar. Simply "restaurant with internal private VIP lounge" doesn't do it for me. But the biggest worry is, has Dill Pickle ever, you know, worked in the hospitality industry? Because that's the number-one factor that kills new bars dead before they start; some fool who knows nothing other than the patron's side of the bar saying "Hey, even though I have zero experience, I've always wanted to open a bar because I think it would be a super kewl fun job where I can hang out with my friends and make everybody happy!"
  4. queenanne

    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I also like #2, with his wee dimpled knuckles on display.
  5. queenanne

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    The video/various articles said that Pete gets asked to show up at alumni wedding receptions, parties, I want to say even the occasional funeral. The appearance fee charged is $100. There was no word as to how the fee was divvied up (i.e., did Derick get a portion or is it 100% to the school); and OSU was/is also cagey about whether or not the role comes with a scholarship (some mascots do). Some schools make their mascots show up for every single team sporting event, which could run to a considerable amount of events including a lot of weekend work, I should think. Some mascots also have to accompany the cheerleaders to cheer competitions. As for the duration, OSU also has a list of the individuals who were Petes, and most seem to have done it for no more than 2 years. Derick's father only did 2 years. The exception was some doughty guy in the early 1970's who showed up 4 years running. The head is 1950's-era fiberglas, thus the extreme weight. 🙂
  6. queenanne

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I'm not entirely sure about any type of stunting but this informative little clip here, says the head weighs 45lbs. Also discusses origin of Pistol Pete and says the Pete featured put on the costume an estimated "500 times a year".
  7. queenanne

    The Lonely Js Club: Jana, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jason and James

    IMO, Jana's SM is trying to make herself look like she is the type of person who has fun; which is a step up from most of the Duggars but also looks really strange to us, because we're not used to it. Also, she's clearly not a tremendously skilled actress (lol).
  8. queenanne

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    I can't imagine those pants inducing anyone to buy, frankly. What did she "buy" - 1XL? 2XL? You could so clearly fit two people's pairs of hips in there; and yes, the hem looks ridiculous also. Nothing like buying clothes intended to look "nice" and last; and then you discover you've shredded the hems to bits underneath your heels 6 weeks later.
  9. Second fairly well-known recent appearance (Tom Brady pecks his 11-year-old son on the mouth): https://www.today.com/parents/too-far-tom-brady-criticized-kissing-his-11-year-old-t122185 Of course, the Duggars en masse would sexualize this, so maybe Ben doesn't have a really good leg to stand on (the Rock catches hell for posting a picture of his naked 3-year-old at a swim lesson): https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/the-rock-criticized-for-posting-photo-of-his-daughters-swimming-lesson-they-made-bathing-suits-for-a-reason-214357642.html
  10. queenanne

    Josh & Anna Smuggar: A Series of Unfortunate Events

    I was thinking, this/a sense of ceremony would probably be the principle. Marking their own quiet little milestones, etc.
  11. queenanne

    Joy and Austin: This One Time At Family Camp

    I believe Joy said she would wear dresses because Austin likes them. That doesn't say a thing about whether or not the dresses need to be modest, or how he feels about shoulders. Maybe he just thinks they're more feminine, likes the flow, thinks Joy has good legs, etc. I like the picture of Gideon on the horsey. He looks deep in thought considering something; and also like he'd be doing that deep raspy breathing toddlers do, when they think it would be helpful. I also dig the joyful hollering kid in the pontoon (?) boat.
  12. queenanne

    The Duggars: In the Media and TLC

    Your tent neighbor's tent has WiFi?!? Lush!! (I mean, I'm just assuming here, as he wouldn't have much use for a cell phone, or plan, otherwise.)
  13. queenanne

    Josiah and Lauren: He Has To Marry Somebody

    Yeah, I can believe the part about a theoretical fake Facebook account. But plenty of the other things sound like they sourced them from here. Marjorie "using Josiah for fame" (lol)? Even in the fundie world, Marjorie's not famous. She's accomplished and clearly ambitious; but I don't think she's cutthroat ambitious in the manner of a Kardashian or something. I don't get the vibe off Marjorie that she wants to become, say, a fundie Martha Stewart or similar. Where would a Gothard/IBLP-raised homeschooler look to as a role model, in order to develop such a vibe?
  14. queenanne

    Jill & Derick Dullard: Counting On (Donations)

    Here's a link for people discussing the original post: Basically proving my point:
  15. Maybe, putting two and two together, grandma Mary willed the money for a shop expansion to Amy...? Not entirely sure about the veterinary office job, but it looks like I have to give a point to Michelle here: https://meowbox.com/blog/2014/9/why-cats-love-small-spaces