"I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."
~ Otterpop ~
A similar offender to Raf's rant: Psych. They claim to be in Santa Barbara, but it's filmed in Canada!!!!
And that concludes staff’s presentation...
Or the old show 'Pickett Fences', set in a fictional place that very closely coincides with Calumet County, Wisconsin. None of the scenery showed in the outdoor scenes looked anything like the rolling hill scenery of most of Calumet County (my home town of Appleton, WI is located partially in Calumet County) - it looked like Central Valley area of California.
I mind it less in TV shows, though. The Office is definitely filmed in CA and not Scranton (notice any time its supposed to be winter that you can clearly see green trees in the background) but I don't care. That's a dang funny show no matter where its filmed.
One of my favorites, Breaking Bad, IS filmed here (a friend's house is Jessie's parents'-cum-his) and I admit they do a very good job capturing some of the local essence. I have a few friends who work on that show (one is an architect-turned-set-designer. One of the things you can do as an out of work architect). In Plain Sight is also filmed here, but I've only watched the pilot. But the lead's daughters go to school with my kids and I've been to their house. Her husband was the director of Brothers and Sisters - which I hated - but it was cancelled for this season. Nice people, though. Pretty understated and low key.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose
I think maybe sometime soon I'll dress up nice and get a friend to come with me and knock on people's doors to tell them all about the good word of athiesim.
Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.
Come by my place and we’ll have coffee. I might be willing to commit now that my life has no meaning (just kidding). While I’ve never said it out loud, I think I might be an atheist. But don’t try and get me to sign up for any clubs – I’m also not a joiner…
The purpose of life is a life of purpose
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
From Kelly's Heroes (1970)
Are you sure you're not hurt ?
No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
Broke parts take a little longer, though.
From Electric Horseman (1979)
It's food addiction. Just as powerful as drug addiction for many. Families that have kids that large are enablers because they sure didn't get that way on their own. I am not saying that there aren't underlying issues because there certainly are. I think the woman in the first episode said it best: "I needed weight loss surgery on my head as much as I needed it on my body. I lost the weight but not the issues." Serious counseling and therapy are needed with many cases of weight loss surgery. And yes, I have had a few friends that have undergone the surgery but their surgeons required a lot of work to be put in before they got the surgery in the form of undergoing nutritional counseling, some preliminary weight loss, and meeting with a psychologist to deal with some of the other issues.
"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16
Speaking of socks, why is it so difficult to find women's socks that are warm and not simply a thin layer of nylon? The Vermont Country Store, bless 'em, carries women's knee socks made from merino wool, but they are $15 to $20 a pair.
I left Cyburbia and went to weatherunderground.com and there were 5 urban planning ad waiting for me.....
Last edited by Tom R; 10 Feb 2012 at 9:39 AM. Reason: clarity
Planning Magazine came today. I actually read a couple articles. Also, there is a picture of a place I have been numerous times. It is the rare occurrence where Planning magazine is relevant to me.... I am not sure what to do with myself...
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