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  1. StatisticalOutlier

    S11.E19: Reunion Part 2

    I agree--she looks incredibly different in those old clips. I think part of it may be that her face still had some of the fullness that younger faces often do. She actually looked young then, instead of now, when I think she just looks younger than what one might expect of someone her age. . She might not be getting up and speaking. . Embalming and refrigeration are alternative ways of preserving a body. After a certain period, remains that haven't been buried or cremated must be either embalmed or refrigerated. One embalmed, a body doesn't have to be refrigerated.
  2. I know nothing about coloring hair. She does something to make the gray roots brown, instead of making them match the rest of her hair?? My main takeaway from the picture is how Andy can just sit there like a person, compared to how the two women apparently think they have to sit. I can't decide whether it's sad or ridiculous.
  3. StatisticalOutlier

    Dr. Pimple Popper

    The skin stain is one thing--it's the texture that led people to refer to it as poop or whatever, and it is gross. Is there no way to sand it down or something? I thought the kid was weird. At first I thought he had a British accent, and then it started to sound like he was deaf. And I call producer manipulation when the librarian told him to take off his jacket. Why?? It was no heavier than a pullover sweater. But props to him for taking the news well. I guess it's smart to lead with, "It could be cancer," before you deliver the ultimate blow that he's going to have to live with that mess on his neck. And I still just can't believe there's no way to make it go away. I wanted to choke his mother. But this is someone who bred with someone with those disgusting giant holes in his ears, well before it was anywhere near as prevalent as it is now (not that that makes it okay these days, either), and I swear it looked like the kid had a pierced ear in the baby picture. Hey, mom, those ears on cosplay girl made her unique, too. Unique is not always a good thing. (And apparently cosplay girl subscribes to the cafeteria plan of unique.) Actually, I found the whole episode unusually boring. I like surgery shows, but I don't watch this one for surgery. And really, was the lump on the lady's leg all that disfiguring? I can certainly understand that she didn't like it, but dang, try having that lump on your face. So, (1) real surgery, (2) a kid with a moron of a mother who doesn't get his problem taken care of, and (3) removing a growth that God put in a relatively inconspicuous place, with a soundtrack. Bleh. . But that's crazy with the ACA because people with very low incomes can get great insurance at a low price not only because of a subsidy, but more important, because of reduced deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for those people, if they buy a silver plan. Like deductibles of $0 and out-of-pocket maximums of $500, if they make like $18,000 a year. It's the deal of the century. Now, the insurance company may not cover something because it's considered cosmetic, bu that's a whole different issue. But it drives me crazy that people don't take advantage of such fabulous insurance, and I'm sure it's just because insurance is such a mess that they don't even know it's available, and now that there's no penalty for not having insurance, there's no incentive for them to even look into it. Such a shame.
  4. Good point. But on the contrary, maybe people want to do things for him because he's such a nice guy.
  5. StatisticalOutlier

    S15.E10: Week 10

    But what you described is them literally physically praying over him, not just praying for him.
  6. StatisticalOutlier

    S15.E10: Week 10

    But it was premarital sex that prompted Jesus's visit to Luke's shower, so I can understand singling that out as the great evil. . It was the praying "over" her that got me, too.
  7. Actually, I kind of cringe when Graham does this, because it so often seems like the guest doesn't know what he's talking about, or pretends not to know. It seems awkward to me.
  8. StatisticalOutlier

    90 Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk

    I know zero about fake nails, but shouldn't you reposition them when your real fingernails grow out?
  9. StatisticalOutlier

    Dr. Pimple Popper

    I have some mittens that are made to go over other gloves or mittens, so they're huge. They don't come in at the wrist, but instead have a piece of velcro you tighten around your wrist once they're on. They're not super warm on their own, but a hell of a lot better than a bare hand in Chicago.
  10. StatisticalOutlier

    S15.E10: Week 10

    The People article quotes Luke as saying, "I’ve heard people proclaim their faith, but yet they’ve said things like, 'I’m excited for Fantasy Suites, I want to explore this relationship on a sexually intimate level and that’s what I’m looking forward to.'" I heard that, too, and thought, "Whaaaaaat?" I don't remember that many leads on the show proclaiming their faith, and don't remember a single one saying he or she was looking forward to having sex in the fantasy suite, never mind more than one (as his use of the word "people" would imply). Who was he referring to?
  11. StatisticalOutlier

    Gary: The original Belden Lineman

    In Indiana, where Gary lives, the state not only doesn't require substitute teachers to have a teaching license, it doesn't require any college at all--just a high school diploma or GED. https://www.doe.in.gov/licensing/substitute-permits Individual school districts can impose more onerous training requirements, which is the same with reserve officers--the state requires 40 hours of training, but individual jurisdictions can impose more onerous training requirements. . I would certainly hope so, since he carries a gun while on duty. I just thought of this--it could be argued that Gary is lazy because he sought out and accomplished the minimum required to fulfill his dream of acting as a police officer. I'm not taking that position because I wouldn't be surprised if Christina was exaggerating about Gary's "dream," and the duties of a volunteer reserve officer are all he aspired to, in which case there's no reason for him to become a "real" cop. But going to the police academy and getting a job as a cop is how most people who dream of being a cop do it. And really, if he wants to direct traffic, just go to Manhattan. During the blackout yesterday, the NYC local news I was watching interviewed some tourists who were doing it.
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    Gary: The original Belden Lineman

    He is a RESERVE police officer. The "reserve" in this case is not like "tall," like "He's a tall police officer." It pertains to the actual position. . It's not like that at all. Instead, it's like a substitute teacher and a teacher. Substitute teachers don't have to have the same training and education and licensing as teachers, just like reserve police officers don't have to have the same training and education and licensing as police officers. Substitute teachers are not teachers, and if they call themselves a teacher, I think most people would find it to be dishonest or misleading to not include the "substitute." . I don't think it's petty if it leads to people believing things that aren't true. For example, Gary was praised for thinking ahead and launching this career, so he'll have a salary and benefits and retirement, and won't have to depend on TM money. None of which is true if he's a reserve police officer. Besides, facts are facts, and whether Gary graduated from the police academy and whether the position he holds is as a career/salaried police officer are discernible facts. So far there's no evidence whatsoever that he graduated from the police academy or that he has any position other than as a volunteer reserve officer. Which has nothing to do with whether it's laudable that he's a reserve officer. As long as it's clear that what he is is a reserve officer and not a police officer.
  13. StatisticalOutlier

    Gary: The original Belden Lineman

    I care, and I'm not an Amber stan. In fact, we should all care, because what's being passed around appears simply not to be true. If it had been presented all along as Gary getting some training and becoming a reserve officer, then good for him. But facts matter, and so far, it appears that contrary to what many people are saying, he didn't go to the police academy and he isn't a salaried law enforcement officer. I'd be happy to have it turn out that he really did attend the police academy and now has a career with salary and benefits, but so far I haven't seen a single thing that supports that. . Reserve officers can carry guns and arrest people. Just like a regular cop, but possibly with vastly less training. It is not without controversy, as one might imagine. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2016/01/24/how-much-training-enough-volunteer-police/78784936/
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    Amber: A Rill Woman Goes to Gel

    Thanks for clarifying that, @Jeanne222. I know how people have gotten the idea that he's a cop with a career and salary and benefits, but there's not any actual evidence of that.
  15. StatisticalOutlier

    S15.E09: Week 9: Hometown Dates

    Yeah, it was a prayer card, and the captions were in Spanish. I wasn't expecting him to be speaking Spanish, so I glanced at the captions to see what he said, and I can't remember what it was literally, but they matched what was coming out of his mouth and it had something to do with Jesus.