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It's a Snarknado.
Speaking of a Snarknado, I watched Sharknado tonight and loved it. It is one of those movies that is so biblically bad in so many ways, it either sinks without a trace or, as was the case with Sharknado, becomes a cult classic. Fun stuff.
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Speaking of a Snarknado, I watched Sharknado tonight and loved it. It is one of those movies that is so biblically bad in so many ways, it either sinks without a trace or, as was the case with Sharknado, becomes a cult classic. Fun stuff.
It was better than UTD???
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Well, the short episode of the week goes to the latest episode of Extant, which clocked in at 40:00 minutes.

It seems that the A-holes at CBS have to take away time for something every week. The only two shows that I watch.

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Well, the short episode of the week goes to the latest episode of Extant, which clocked in at 40:00 minutes.

It seems that the A-holes at CBS have to take away time for something every week. The only two shows that I watch.
Then please quit watching shows so that we can get back to reasonable times...
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Well, the short episode of the week goes to the latest episode of Extant, which clocked in at 40:00 minutes.

It seems that the A-holes at CBS have to take away time for something every week. The only two shows that I watch.

Well, if the time change does not improve ratings, you may see "Extant" drop to zero minutes .. it's sad, I know, especially with an Oscar winning actress in the lead .. but many of the critics have not been to kind with the show either .. I don't envision a second season ..


My main problem with it is it was initially billed as Sci Fi, yet I just don't see it .. however, if you stack some "Extant" and a little "Dome" on the DVR, it's a great time for queso or fondue night
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I was thinking less than two hundred, judging by the crowd scenes. There were more people in the Seattle of "Here Come the Brides" then in Chester Mills.

How hard it could it be for the set designer to just add a bunch of generators outside all the buildings to add a convincing detail and explain the power everywhere.
But that brings me back to the smog conundrum: How can they keep running generators, cars, etc., and not be chocking to death? And don't tell me the fumes pass through the dome. The military fired a sub-nuclear bomb at it and that did nothing. But Carbon Monoxide passes right through?

And why is the science teacher the only teacher in Chesters Mill? I know she is because as a teacher at the school she would likely have teacher friends, or at least aquaintences, and she would have had SOME interaction with them by now.

But perhaps the biggest mystery of OTD will always be how in Gods name are the ratings for this show so good? It does make one wonder how the human race has advanced as far as it has.
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We don't need ants or caterpillars.

Thread? What about the show?
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But perhaps the biggest mystery of OTD will always be how in Gods name are the ratings for this show so good? It does make one wonder how the human race has advanced as far as it has.
The ratings are not that great anymore, and falling, down 21% from last week. Methinks the Dome may be coming down soon. So, there is some hope for the human race after all.
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The ratings are not that great anymore, and falling, down 21% from last week. Methinks the Dome may be coming down soon. So, there is some hope for the human race after all.
I hope so and with a proper series ending. It was mention to be a minseries! Argh.
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Thread? What about the show?
Lol. Couldn't find one that said show. As a general rule of thumb, we can always use more cowbell in every faucet of our lives.
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Lol. Couldn't find one that said show. As a general rule of thumb, we can always use more cowbell in every faucet of our lives.
UTD would probably be better with cowbells! Wait, did any of those cows wear bells? :P
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Lol. Couldn't find one that said show. As a general rule of thumb, we can always use more cowbell in every faucet of our lives.
If we had more cowbell in every faucet of our lives, it would make it hard to get a glass of water late at night without waking up the household! (Sorry, I couldn't resist, even though I suspect it's some spellchecker gone amok.)

But with the creepy things the Dome does, be careful, or the writers will incorporate this in the story! (Please! Anything but The Great Vegetable Rebellion!)
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If we had more cowbell in every faucet of our lives, it would make it hard to get a glass of water late at night without waking up the household! (Sorry, I couldn't resist, even though I suspect it's some spellchecker gone amok.)

But with the creepy things the Dome does, be careful, or the writers will incorporate this in the story! (Please! Anything but The Great Vegetable Rebellion!)
Please add ants, UTD writers. I will watch again! :P
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I heard a rumor that the Fall replacement series for UTD will be "killer Klowns From Outer Space."
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I heard a rumor that the Fall replacement series for UTD will be "killer Klowns From Outer Space."
It must be related to Stephen King's It.
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I heard a rumor that the Fall replacement series for UTD will be "killer Klowns From Outer Space."
I loved the movie and the DVD commentary! The movie gives a wonderful explanation of why children have a genetic disposition for the hatred of clowns!
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UTD would probably be better with cowbells! Wait, did any of those cows wear bells? :P
I know at least one cow that no longer needs his cowbell.

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But with the creepy things the Dome does, be careful, or the writers will incorporate this in the story! (Please! Anything but The Great Vegetable Rebellion!)
D'oh! I'd like to blame auto correct on my phone. But this was all me.

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Please add ants, UTD writers. I will watch again! :P
If they add ants they need this guy too. And his instant hole will allow escape from The Dome.

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The ratings are not that great anymore, and falling, down 21% from last week. Methinks the Dome may be coming down soon. So, there is some hope for the human race after all.
But the show is profitable before it even airs. It is still in the top few shows of the SUmmer. AS long as it still gets decent ratings, they will keep it on. And it's ratings have been good for a Summer show.

Amazon pays 1.5 million an episode for UTD. Then it is also sold to other markets over seas.

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But that brings me back to the smog conundrum: How can they keep running generators, cars, etc., and not be chocking to death? And don't tell me the fumes pass through the dome. The military fired a sub-nuclear bomb at it and that did nothing. But Carbon Monoxide passes right through?
The chinese finger trap is all you need to dispel that thought. Eggshell strength in the long-mode is another. Take an egg (the long way) and try to pinch it between your finger and thumb... it is near impossible... but you can easily puncture through the sides... and the finger trap easily falls off with a little pinch, but pull as hard as you want and it grips tighter.

The brute force bomb wasn't the way into the dome... but that doesn't mean it isn't a semi-permeable membrane that allows smaller things through.

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And why is the science teacher the only teacher in Chesters Mill? I know she is because as a teacher at the school she would likely have teacher friends, or at least aquaintences, and she would have had SOME interaction with them by now.
I wondered about this, though... no other science teachers, but apparently no other teachers of any subject. Maybe they already had an off-screen "Hunger Games" with all the teachers, and the science teacher won?
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“I just found a huge stash of food that can feed the entire town for months if carefully rationed. Let’s throw a party and eat it all right now!”

Freakin’ idiots. Deserve to starve to death. Preferably sooner rather than later.
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“I just found a huge stash of food that can feed the entire town for months if carefully rationed. Let’s throw a party and eat it all right now!”
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. First the "writers" (seriously, that word needs to be in quotes; these guys are pros?) introduce a hoarder mcguffin to dispel the worry about gradual starvation (for awhile), then they completely negate it with a wasteful feast. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up.
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Freakin’ idiots. Deserve to starve to death. Preferably sooner rather than later.
It's a set up for the upcoming cannibal twist ..
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How can they keep running generators, cars, etc., and not be chocking to death? And don't tell me the fumes pass through the dome. The military fired a sub-nuclear bomb at it and that did nothing. But Carbon Monoxide passes right through?
Yes, it does. Next week's episode apparently deals with this very problem: the Dome gets clogged, preventing it from exchanging air with the outside world, and the residents of Chester's Mill are worried that they will suffocate.
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But that brings me back to the smog conundrum: How can they keep running generators, cars, etc., and not be chocking to death? And don't tell me the fumes pass through the dome. The military fired a sub-nuclear bomb at it and that did nothing. But Carbon Monoxide passes right through?
I commented on that a while back .. to me, it's one of the deviations from the book that is just taking it too far ..
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“I just found a huge stash of food that can feed the entire town for months if carefully rationed. Let’s throw a party and eat it all right now!”

Freakin’ idiots. Deserve to starve to death. Preferably sooner rather than later.
Well, since it's taken a full year in real time for two weeks of dome time, two months of food could last four years!

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The chinese finger trap is all you need to dispel that thought. Eggshell strength in the long-mode is another. Take an egg (the long way) and try to pinch it between your finger and thumb... it is near impossible... but you can easily puncture through the sides... and the finger trap easily falls off with a little pinch, but pull as hard as you want and it grips tighter.

The brute force bomb wasn't the way into the dome... but that doesn't mean it isn't a semi-permeable membrane that allows smaller things through.
You mean things like radiation and sound waves?


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The chinese finger trap is all you need to dispel that thought. Eggshell strength in the long-mode is another. Take an egg (the long way) and try to pinch it between your finger and thumb... it is near impossible... but you can easily puncture through the sides... and the finger trap easily falls off with a little pinch, but pull as hard as you want and it grips tighter.

The brute force bomb wasn't the way into the dome... but that doesn't mean it isn't a semi-permeable membrane that allows smaller things through.
Or, perhaps it's more like when you put corn starch into water: if you hit it suddenly and sharply, you can't penetrate it. You can even run across a large amount of it. However, if you gently push your hand into it, it will sink in easily.

Perhaps the dome is some sort of a non-Newtonian substance. So, explosions and sound waves bounce off, but vaporous materials pass easily through.

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You mean things like radiation and sound waves?
Probably radiation would get through, but the bomb that was aimed at the dome wasn't radioactive. It was just a really, really big explosive device.

Sound waves could be blocked due to the sharpness of the sound waves - it would be like tapping on the dome, which would resist it.

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