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post #961 of 1773
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Originally Posted by wco81 View Post

So this is like Lost, brain-dead or dishonest writing being rewarded?
And if you're going to have nudity, get some guest actresses in there. Valerie Cruz probably won't do it and her character is like a restaurant hostess. She shows the Brodys into the swanky safe house and that's about it.

That's who that is? She's smoking biggrin.gif
post #962 of 1773
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We laughed when evil evil evil Nazir mocked our country's reliance on not cheap oil but... organic foods? .... Yep, take away our organic vegetables and America will fall into anarchy within days!
Wait till he finds a $7 cup of coffee at Starbucks- that should push him completely over the edge eek.gif
post #963 of 1773
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Wait till he finds a $7 cup of coffee at Starbucks- that should push him completely over the edge eek.gif

lol!

I'm actually guilty of organics myself. Been buying them all year. My friends make fun of me, saying I'm wasting money, etc.

Grocery shopping at Whole Foods is expensive eek.gif
post #964 of 1773
Organic foods is a small percentage of purchases.

America's problem is with processed foods. Probably foods which wouldn't be halal. I can see a devout jihadist scorning that but organics?
post #965 of 1773
^^^ again it was just a symbol! It just picked something that was very significative of the wealthiest countries... Organic food is a luxury.
post #966 of 1773
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Wait till he finds a $7 cup of coffee at Starbucks- that should push him completely over the edge eek.gif

lol!

I'm actually guilty of organics myself. Been buying them all year. My friends make fun of me, saying I'm wasting money, etc.

Grocery shopping at Whole Foods is expensive eek.gif
And why is it clerks at health food stores always look so anemic? wink.gif
post #967 of 1773
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Interesting how the ratings rise in direct proportion to the decreasing plausibility and intelligence of the plotlines. There's a lesson in there, folks. wink.gif
Ain't it the truth. Lol
Who woulda thought? smile.gif I was 100% expecting Thuper Agent Carrie to get out of the warehouse on her own.
post #968 of 1773
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lol!
I'm actually guilty of organics myself. Been buying them all year. My friends make fun of me, saying I'm wasting money, etc.
Grocery shopping at Whole Foods is expensive eek.gif
Yes, we call it whole paycheck
post #969 of 1773
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I was 100% expecting Thuper Agent Carrie to get out of the warehouse on her own.

You really don't like her do you? biggrin.gif
post #970 of 1773
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And why is it clerks at health food stores always look so anemic? wink.gif

Ha. I haven't noticed tongue.gif
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Yes, we call it whole paycheck

Yeah, I've heard that expression before.
post #971 of 1773
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

lol!
I'm actually guilty of organics myself. Been buying them all year. My friends make fun of me, saying I'm wasting money, etc.
Grocery shopping at Whole Foods is expensive eek.gif
And the "freshness" at Trader Joes is just a clever marketing illusion, the produce at my local Safeway is most always fresher. In my area, other than local weekend farmer's markets, Costco has the freshest produce and meat by far due to the fast turnover in product. Another little tidbit, Costco is also the world's largest retailer of wine.
post #972 of 1773
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And the "freshness" at Trader Joes is just a clever marketing illusion, the produce at my local Safeway is most always fresher. In my area, other than local weekend farmer's markets, Costco has the freshest produce and meat by far due to the fast turnover in product. Another little tidbit, Costco is also the world's largest retailer of wine.

Yeah, I can see. I wasn't that impressed with Trader Joes.

Grocery shopping on Sunday's has become a hobby per se. I go to 3 or 4 stores (sometimes more.) Each store has their own niche products. I don't know if anybody else has heard of them, but Central Market H-E-B is spectacular. They're big on organics like Whole Foods but they also feature exotic and expensive items. Like $40 truffle & salt, $30 mustard, $30 maple syrup, etc. etc.

Here's a photo I took of Central Market's Organic milk and some Fair Trade Organic cereal.


Losing 50 lbs. and becoming healthier changed my life around. I may need to relax on the groceries though tongue.gif
post #973 of 1773
Yeah Central Market is great, wish it was closer to my house. My Sunday morning ritual is to hit Costco when they open, I buy all of my meat and fruit there. Great prime rib eyes. They just opened a Trader Joe's here, I don't see what the big fuss is. The parking lot is a total cluster, not worth it.
post #974 of 1773
I love the Trader Joes in my neighborhood (luckily I can walk, because the parking really is a nightmare). It's great for staples, like eggs, milk, etc., that go for up to 50% more at the Gelsens across the street. Gelsens has more variety in produce, but I can't complain about TJ's freshness. Not to mention all the great snack stuff they have I can nibble on while watching Homeland (ya see what I did there??). wink.gif
post #975 of 1773
I used to wonder why the local Grocery lots were so empty until I visited a Costco mid day.

Why did Nazir not complain about the Chilies in Khobar - I was pissed. The only thing they had
when I was there was a hole carved in an outer wall with Lamb being carved. The white sauce was
amazing BTW, but those weird tomatoes were not local and tasteless. How they got there is a
mystery. There was no grass anywhere wink.gif
post #976 of 1773
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Yeah, I can see. I wasn't that impressed with Trader Joes.
Grocery shopping on Sunday's has become a hobby per se. I go to 3 or 4 stores (sometimes more.) Each store has their own niche products. I don't know if anybody else has heard of them, but Central Market H-E-B is spectacular. They're big on organics like Whole Foods but they also feature exotic and expensive items. Like $40 truffle & salt, $30 mustard, $30 maple syrup, etc. etc.
Here's a photo I took of Central Market's Organic milk and some Fair Trade Organic cereal.

Losing 50 lbs. and becoming healthier changed my life around. I may need to relax on the groceries though tongue.gif

30$ for Maple Syrup???? For that price Ill go to maine (or a different NE state) tap the tree and get it myself wink.gif...


anways, hey everybody I was looking for the Homeland thread, can anyone point me to it wink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #977 of 1773
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30$ for Maple Syrup???? For that price Ill go to maine (or a different NE state) tap the tree and get it myself wink.gif...
anways, hey everybody I was looking for the Homeland thread, can anyone point me to it wink.gifbiggrin.gif

Yep, I was buying some meat and produce at a store called Sunflower Market (now Sprouts), and realized I needed some syrup. All they carried was real 100% maple syrup. A small, maybe 8oz, bottle was over $20. That's the only time I've ever had sticker shock at a grocery store.
post #978 of 1773
I prefer Fresh & Easy rolleyes.gif. I just heard this story about Claire Danes and Morena Baccarin yesterday and found it interesting. It's probably old news to most people.

The show also reunites Morena with Claire Danes (who plays CIA agent Carrie Anderson), her former junior high classmate.

“We were in the same homeroom and we were together for about a year, a year in a half,” she said.

As for what she remembers about a pre-teen Claire?

“I remember she had orange hair or pink hair at one point after she’d got back from doing [the] ‘My So Called Life’ pilot and [we] were just [recently] bonding over the fact that we had the same bully in junior high,” she laughed.
post #979 of 1773
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The show also reunites Morena with Claire Danes (who plays CIA agent Carrie Anderson), her former junior high classmate.

Nice of them to spell "Mathison" right, eh? ;-)
post #980 of 1773
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Nice of them to spell "Mathison" right, eh? ;-)

good catch--I didn't even notice that.
post #981 of 1773
It is too bad that the story line has gotten to be so unrealistic because the weekly performances of Danes and Lewis are top notch. Danes is like a great point guard. - she makes everyone else in the scene better. I did like her long scene with Nazir. The dialogue got a little stranger but I thought they played it well.
post #982 of 1773
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'Homeland' eclipses 'Dexter' for first time with record ratings.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/homeland-eclipses-dexter-first-time-397611
Homeland is having quite a year. Starting the season playing a strong second fiddle to its Dexter lead-in, the sophomore Showtime drama topped the serial killer mainstay for the first time ever on Sunday night. It also secured a new ratings high in the process. Homeland's 10 p.m. outing pulled in 2.2 million viewers. That outranks the previous series high by roughly 130,000 viewers, and, adding the numbers from an encore later in the evening, gives the show a nightly total of 2.5 million viewers.
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Like many other viewers, I have had to time shift either Dexter & Homeland or Boardwalk Empire & Treme. Why these networks have to counter-program, I don't know, but perhaps the numbers on Dexter were lower this weekend because many, including myself, decided to watch the season finale of Dexter when broadcasted and watch Dexter later. This may have caused Dexter's numbers to drop this week.
post #983 of 1773
Wouldn't Dexters ratings be higher if people watched Dexter instead of Dexter wink.gifbiggrin.gif
post #984 of 1773
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Originally Posted by FOPA View Post

Like many other viewers, I have had to time shift either Dexter & Homeland or Boardwalk Empire & Treme. Why these networks have to counter-program, I don't know, but perhaps the numbers on Dexter were lower this weekend because many, including myself, decided to watch the season finale of Dexter when broadcasted and watch Dexter later. This may have caused Dexter's numbers to drop this week.

I don't see the problem. confused.gif You haven't got time to watch all 4 hours of television on Sunday night anyway (unless you stay up half the night to do so). Between time-shifting with your trusty DVR and the roughly 100 times HBO & Showtime will re-run them during that same night and over the next few days, let alone On Demand and all the internet options, you won't lack for opportunities to see them.

Now if they were one-and-done on one of the broadcast nets, then you might have a problem.
post #985 of 1773
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Originally Posted by lobosrul View Post

Yep, I was buying some meat and produce at a store called Sunflower Market (now Sprouts), and realized I needed some syrup. All they carried was real 100% maple syrup. A small, maybe 8oz, bottle was over $20. That's the only time I've ever had sticker shock at a grocery store.

Yeah, but as expensive as Sprouts, formerly Sunflower Market is, it's significantly cheaper than Whole Foods. Both places have beautiful stuff but, man, it is expensive!
post #986 of 1773
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I was 100% expecting Thuper Agent Carrie to get out of the warehouse on her own.

You really don't like her do you? biggrin.gif
Nothing against "her", but what they write into her character. It could be a lot worse if she wasn't competent.

larry
post #987 of 1773
I wasn't really indicating a problem, just a possibility of why Dexter's numbers slipped a bit due to some viewers watching Boardwalk Empire's season finale.

On another note, when Abu Nazir had Carrie as a hostage, wasn't she able to hear the exchange between Nazir and Brody on the phone and the whole pacemaker IP address business? If so, why didn't she say something to Saul about the threat to the VP when she got free and commandeered the truck drivers cell phone?
post #988 of 1773
Funny mashup between Homeland and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

It's Always Sunny In Homeland
post #989 of 1773
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Some of you guys might find this recap amusing... biggrin.gif

Pretty much nails it except I would add that Carrie (whose hands were bound in front of her) could have taken off her gag at any time.
post #990 of 1773
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Pretty much nails it except I would add that Carrie (whose hands were bound in front of her) could have taken off her gag at any time.

The replies on salon say enough.
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