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  1. Correct on both counts. Moon Zappa recorded a song called "Valley Girl," which had that line in it. Then there was the Nicholas Cage movie with the same title that *might* have also used it. I really don't remember. But after the song, at least, people associated "Gag me with a spoon" with Valley girls, even if actual Valley girls never used the term.
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    With regard to the bolded part. Jeff keeps talking about how they need safety in numbers when they move camps. If I was the roommate tribe, I'd look at him and say, "We've chosen to stay together for a reason. You and Laura chose to do this on your own. Do that." Then, on the next TH, one of them should say, "We're not going to just hand out welfare protection. If you can't walk by yourself, you shouldn't be out here!"
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    Yeah, but we want to know about it, and SEE it.
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    S09.E04: Stranger Love in Paradise

    In her defense...if you don't know you get seasick, you don't know (or think) to take it. Dramamine isn't effective once you've already gotten seasick.
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    Are they? Well...that's so different. Pfft. No! I am *so* tired of hearing about their great 60 day challenge. I mean, at this point in the challenge, they have the same number of days to extraction as the rest, they've been doing well on proteins and shelter, so I really think they're actually on a better footing than the other groups and can STFU. Now, if they were staying for an additional 20 days after the others, I'd possibly agree with them. This is not to take away from what they did in their initial 20 days. It was rough, and the boat trip was brutal. But they've moved beyond that, and have thrived with the items they were given. They were provided with a boat, which was done so they could make their way to the island. I know...but it also allowed them to fish offshore much easier than the other groups. Weren't the hooks and line also provided with the boat? I honestly can't remember.
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    Something tells me, in Jeff's and Laura's minds, they don't have 20 hooks to share. They simply have 20 hooks.
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    That's just it, though. No one asked them to share the hooks. I think the "roommates" asked for a trade. They did not expect to give nothing in return. I guess the hungry tribe had nothing Jeff and Laura wanted, which is a valid reason to turn down a trade. That's called a failed negotiation, not asking for a handout or welfare or whatever Jeff called it. Other things I cannot with: "We're going to fish wherever, even if you already have a hook there." The condescending attitude upon seeing the viper the roommates had gotten The general asshattery of loudly proclaiming how good their plentiful food is. I really do hope the tables turn in the next 20 days. I doubt they will enough for Jeff and Laura to learn a lesson in humility. I was really hoping Jeff had changed a bit, but I guess not. The worst thing is, though, that he seems to have "infected" Laura with his holier-than-thou survival attitude. Pity. I liked her.
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    S09.E03: Don't Kiss On the First Wedding Night

    I think it's more than just the divorce. IIRC, he's said something like, "My parents divorced a couple of years ago, and a lot of stuff went down..." That last part, while a vague statement, *could be* important. I mean, it could really mean anything from "I simply couldn't handle it" to "They tried to involve all the kids in their fights" to "Mom/Dad cheated and gave the other an STD." I'm sure the actual reason for the family estrangement will come out during one his (or their) sessions with an expert. Knowing this show, TPTB will likely bring family members in for "a very special MAFS."
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    S05.E13: Chapter Ninety-Four

    Maybe the explanation will come this week. Maybe it will never come, and she'll have her degree next week. With this show, I just sit and roll with it. I really don't expect much reality.
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    S05.E13: Chapter Ninety-Four

    I know of two people who went into nursing after serious health issues with themselves or family. One of those people left her chosen career, in her 40s, to go to nursing school. It's a way of giving back -- hoping to be able to help others in a way that they were helped, or just help others going through what they went through. I mean, it's not totally out of the question. I don't know if my friends are statistical outliers, but it does happen. That said...at its core, this show is "straight out of a telenovela, right?" We've had evil twins, amnesia, a criminal plot, and of course the very premise of this show -- a virgin getting pregnant. Why is a character suddenly going into nursing so weird and unbelievable? For that reason, I willingly suspend all disbelief for this show. Well, unless Rogelio *actually* grows a tail. 😉
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    I think there's definitely going to be some resentment in the duplex. I know Jeff and Laura want to stay separate, and it's a sound strategy. However, intertribal relations is part of the XL thing if you choose not to merge and still live near another group. You just helped each other get there, it's not so bad for both groups to pool some resources for one group feast, and then stay separate after that. Or, if you want to remain separate and eat your own eel, don't be so loud about enjoying it. You can't do anything about the aroma of cooking eel within a cave. You can control the volume of your voices.* *It's totally possible that the other tribe only smelled the eel cooking and didn't hear Jeff and Laura making yummy sounds (<tm> "Young Frankenstein"), but I have no idea how well sound carries in a cave.
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    Good Girls

    IIRC, when Turner was introduced in S1, he said that he wanted to get to Rio's boss, but doesn't know who that is. If that's the case, that's the deal. He used Beth to get to Rio, I'm pretty sure that Rio will survive, and Turner's going to use him to get to Rio's boss. Total speculation on my part, but given Rio's wardrobe and fancy digs (inside what looks to be a rathole apartment building), it wouldn't surprise me if Rio's a total Kaiser Soze.
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    S09.E02: Something Borrowed, Something New

    You didn't miss it. We noticed the same thing.
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    Naked and Afraid XL

    Eh. Production had no way of knowing it might not become a community boat among the groups. There's always the assumption that all groups will merge up. Of course, they should have assumed, though, that Jeff would do exactly what he and AJ did in the previous XL challenge. It shouldn't be a surprise that he would want to keep his "tribe" small, so that on hunting/fishing days with small rewards, the food portions aren't ridiculously low. That said, he and Laura *could* barter boat time (or some fish) for other things the other tribe might have that they want.
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    S10.E11: Training Spaces

    We watched part of the Training Spaces thing, because we thought we could get some creative DIY/reclaimed item ideas. But? No. After a couple of rounds, we realized neither of us was actually watching, so we deleted it. "Let's just watch the actual episode. That will show us who won." The "Outdoors Inside" episode was alright, though. Even the assistant didn't bug too much, other than being a walking spokesman for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
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