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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17400 on: September 30, 2012, 11:13:24 PM »
I did it!!!!!! Finally got to the end!

It's been a long, strange trip.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17401 on: September 30, 2012, 11:20:58 PM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

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« Reply #17402 on: October 01, 2012, 02:23:48 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

Don't even get me started on the Australian ones (especially Channel 7). Brand new Castle, brand new Amazing Race, and as far as I can tell NO air date in remote sight.  >:( Yet they get very cranky indeed if you download stuff off the internet. Apparently we're all supposed to wait very patiently until they deign to share things with us, on some timetable of their own.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17403 on: October 01, 2012, 03:42:56 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

It actually strikes me as a little SS to suggest that just because shows *you* like aren't mainstream that the TV programmers have got it wrong.   I know a couple of people who work for TVNZ and they're typically hard working, quite underpaid (only the talent and execs get the big $) and are just trying to do their job and meet the requirements of their bosses, advertisers and public demand.   I do happen to loathe some of the shows that are popular these days, but other people like them.  And I know there are shows I love that others detest.  It's not all about me.

Also, I'm sure that several of my wonderful clients who have suffered TBI / ABI would be delighted to know that you consider them suitable for a career in the TV industry. Considering the struggles they have in their daily lives to hold down jobs due to issues with memory, anxiety, and other psychosocial  impact, and the stress their injury causes to themselves and their loved ones.     I'm afraid using TBI as an insult - as you have done here - is no more appropriate than using the "*******" word as an insult, or mocking any other kind of disability.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17404 on: October 01, 2012, 05:17:23 AM »
I did it!!!!!! Finally got to the end!

It's been a long, strange trip.

Congratulations!  Now you can get your official Ehell Perseverance Devil Horns award!  >:D

I'd like to thank the members of E-hell...

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« Reply #17405 on: October 01, 2012, 05:34:04 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

Don't even get me started on the Australian ones (especially Channel 7). Brand new Castle, brand new Amazing Race, and as far as I can tell NO air date in remote sight.  >:( Yet they get very cranky indeed if you download stuff off the internet. Apparently we're all supposed to wait very patiently until they deign to share things with us, on some timetable of their own.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17406 on: October 01, 2012, 05:37:19 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

Don't even get me started on the Australian ones (especially Channel 7). Brand new Castle, brand new Amazing Race, and as far as I can tell NO air date in remote sight.  >:( Yet they get very cranky indeed if you download stuff off the internet. Apparently we're all supposed to wait very patiently until they deign to share things with us, on some timetable of their own.  >:( >:( >:(
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Okay, I'll give you that one. But I'm still going to be cranky until I get my Nathan Fillion fix  ;)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17407 on: October 01, 2012, 07:00:05 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

It actually strikes me as a little SS to suggest that just because shows *you* like aren't mainstream that the TV programmers have got it wrong.   I know a couple of people who work for TVNZ and they're typically hard working, quite underpaid (only the talent and execs get the big $) and are just trying to do their job and meet the requirements of their bosses, advertisers and public demand.   I do happen to loathe some of the shows that are popular these days, but other people like them.  And I know there are shows I love that others detest.  It's not all about me.

Also, I'm sure that several of my wonderful clients who have suffered TBI / ABI would be delighted to know that you consider them suitable for a career in the TV industry. Considering the struggles they have in their daily lives to hold down jobs due to issues with memory, anxiety, and other psychosocial  impact, and the stress their injury causes to themselves and their loved ones.     I'm afraid using TBI as an insult - as you have done here - is no more appropriate than using the "*******" word as an insult, or mocking any other kind of disability.

That may well be the case but I am by no means the only person who is infuriated that the only decent shows on telly are shown at hours only an insomniac would appreciate. It is only through insomnia I would even have heard of Red Dwarf or Arrested Development. Don't even start me on Eek the Cat being shown on Saturday morning kids TV.

There is a hideous woman here in NZ that has almost single handedly destroy TV content to the lowest common denominator. It is not even worth turning it on to see which fresh horror she is unleashing on the public. I am just waiting for it to be finally distilled down to overweight out of control teenagers being marooned on a desert  island and forced to design their own range of cushions on their path redemption and some gift vouchers for the charity of their choice.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17408 on: October 01, 2012, 07:02:48 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

Don't even get me started on the Australian ones (especially Channel 7). Brand new Castle, brand new Amazing Race, and as far as I can tell NO air date in remote sight.  >:( Yet they get very cranky indeed if you download stuff off the internet. Apparently we're all supposed to wait very patiently until they deign to share things with us, on some timetable of their own.  >:( >:( >:(
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I have to agree, Australian TV is remarkably slow at introducing new shows from overseas.   And it's not because of local content, it's because they play so many reruns!   I do wonder if demand will eventually catchup and force them to pay the money for the big shows, but there seem to be plenty of people content to wait.    Doesn't work for me - the new season of SOA just started in the US and I've already caught a major spoiler by accident in amongst an unrelated news article!    On the bright side, because Australian tv is so many years behind on most shows it means I no longer spend much of my time watching it - they've saved me from a lot of ad time.   I'm watching DVDs or tv online instead!
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17409 on: October 01, 2012, 07:13:39 AM »
Could the TV show posts please be taken to a spin-off thread?
 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17410 on: October 02, 2012, 09:06:01 AM »
The DVD is released in the UK in November, not sure if it'll air in the states as it's not being made by the BBC.

Coolness! I just googled it and it is all the original cast.

I don't know about everywhere else in the world but here in NZ to be a TV programmer you have to be lobotomised or have suffered a severe brain injury before they give you a job as it was on at something stupid like 1am on a Monday morning. That seems to be the slot they use for any decent shows while they fill the rest with dross.

Don't even get me started on the Australian ones (especially Channel 7). Brand new Castle, brand new Amazing Race, and as far as I can tell NO air date in remote sight.  >:( Yet they get very cranky indeed if you download stuff off the internet. Apparently we're all supposed to wait very patiently until they deign to share things with us, on some timetable of their own.  >:( >:( >:(


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17411 on: October 02, 2012, 05:48:43 PM »
I'm a bit late to the SS parent parking at the school idea, I see that it's been discussed in this thread for years. But my son just started preschool, so this is my first real experience with it. DS's school is in a neighborhood. I get on the through street about a mile and a half from his school and actually pass another school to get to his. I typically set my cruise control because it is sooo easy to speed down that street. Several times I've had people riding my bumper and one guy in a big truck was actually revving his engine at me when I had the nerve to slow down at the school crossing (15mph speed limit). On another occasion a driver went into the bike lane (on this street it's as wide as a car lane) to pass me on the right.

Then we get to the school itself. To get our preschoolers, we have to park on the street, walk to the classroom and sign them in/out. On the corner there is a fire hydrant, so clearly you can't park there right? Am I the only one who thinks parking in front of a fire hydrant is not allowed? Even if its only 5 min. Today we got a flyer reminding parents not to park under the no parking signs ::) ::)


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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17412 on: October 02, 2012, 06:55:32 PM »
I'm a bit late to the SS parent parking at the school idea, I see that it's been discussed in this thread for years. But my son just started preschool, so this is my first real experience with it. DS's school is in a neighborhood. I get on the through street about a mile and a half from his school and actually pass another school to get to his. I typically set my cruise control because it is sooo easy to speed down that street. Several times I've had people riding my bumper and one guy in a big truck was actually revving his engine at me when I had the nerve to slow down at the school crossing (15mph speed limit). On another occasion a driver went into the bike lane (on this street it's as wide as a car lane) to pass me on the right.

Then we get to the school itself. To get our preschoolers, we have to park on the street, walk to the classroom and sign them in/out. On the corner there is a fire hydrant, so clearly you can't park there right? Am I the only one who thinks parking in front of a fire hydrant is not allowed? Even if its only 5 min. Today we got a flyer reminding parents not to park under the no parking signs ::) ::)

Sounds like a call to the friendly neighborhood police station is in order. 

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17413 on: October 02, 2012, 08:05:02 PM »
I'm a bit late to the SS parent parking at the school idea, I see that it's been discussed in this thread for years. But my son just started preschool, so this is my first real experience with it. DS's school is in a neighborhood. I get on the through street about a mile and a half from his school and actually pass another school to get to his. I typically set my cruise control because it is sooo easy to speed down that street. Several times I've had people riding my bumper and one guy in a big truck was actually revving his engine at me when I had the nerve to slow down at the school crossing (15mph speed limit). On another occasion a driver went into the bike lane (on this street it's as wide as a car lane) to pass me on the right.

Then we get to the school itself. To get our preschoolers, we have to park on the street, walk to the classroom and sign them in/out. On the corner there is a fire hydrant, so clearly you can't park there right? Am I the only one who thinks parking in front of a fire hydrant is not allowed? Even if its only 5 min. Today we got a flyer reminding parents not to park under the no parking signs ::) ::)
For the bolded - try putting on your hazard lights. I've done before when people were trying to force me to speed in a school zone. They backed off.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #17414 on: October 02, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
I don't fly much, so I've never seen anything like what I witnessed this weekend...

After the drink service was over on our flight, a passenger in the middle of the plane started having chest pains.  They did the whole, "Are there any doctors or nurses onboard?" query over the PA, all of the flight attendants are huddled around trying to help - scary, right?  Then a nurse steps forward, and one flight attendant is heading to the back of the plane to get the medical kit - until she's waylaid by the woman in front of me, who stops her to ask, "Can I get some coffee, please?"  The flight attendant is flustered and demures - "After we've dealt with this MEDICAL EMERGENCY, I'll see what I can do," and tries to continue on, but crazy passenger lady interrupts her to ask, "Well, can I just go pour some myself while you're busy?"  FA quickly says, "No," and hustles away, coming back with the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff the nurse needs.

Wouldn't you know it?  While all of the attendents are still distracted, the passenger goes back to the galley and tries to pour herself some coffee anyway, but for some reason, the carafe wouldn't come out of the machine.  (Security, maybe?  Probably best not to let random crazy passengers have access to boiling hot liquids.)  This lady had loudly been discussing Xanax with my uncomfortable husband before the plane took off - I was sure she was going to pull a Kristen Wiig-in-Bridesmaids freak-out, and we'd have to land the plane early so that she could be escorted off by air marshalls.  But once the stricken passenger was somewhat settled (laid out in the aisle, not out of the woods but nothing else left to do), the flight attendant actually did ask, "What was it you wanted again?  Coffee?  Okay, I'll get you some now."

It wasn't just the complete self-centeredness, it was the lack of empathy, too.  When the incident first started, the chestpains guy's companion was crying and near-to-panic, and nutty Coffee Xanax women was chatting and laughing loudly to/at the poor person next to her.  I'm sure she was a nervous flyer and on medication, but if you're that myopic that you can't see how anyone else might be going through something, maybe it's best to just take the train.
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