What are you Watching?

Re: What are you Watching?

Postby KittyGirl on April 27th, 2012, 11:11 pm

grlnxtdr29 wrote:For me, eating pop corn, cashews, or peanut brittle seem to be the easiest way to crack a tooth. This is my 4t cracked tooth. The other 3 were surgically removed

aww well that stinks..
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby lisa on November 12th, 2012, 12:19 pm

Series on H2 tv (History channel) called Civilizations Lost, about when did civilizations really start? or were there previous unknown to us now civilizations, and what happened to them and how did they end?
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby terri on November 14th, 2012, 2:21 pm

grlnxtdr - I know this was months ago but... Ouch! Four?! Your dentist must love you, you poor thing.

I recently cracked a tooth and out came my ceramic filling by eating hard toffee. I thouhgt our teeth were pretty invincible but I was sorely mistaken.

Just thinking about this makes my teeth hurt!

As for TV shows, I have been watching Luther recently. It's a british show that I found on netflix... It's very good and VERY interesting but complex characters.
I've also been watching Damages which is also quite good but at the moment I'd have to say Luther is my favorite.

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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby wren on February 1st, 2013, 7:39 pm

Duck Dynasty! :lol: :D
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby MysticFan on February 2nd, 2013, 1:04 pm

wren wrote:Duck Dynasty! :lol: :D

I have to agree... I love that show! :D
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby susan60625 on February 2nd, 2013, 2:26 pm

I have to admit that this show mystifies me. What is it even about? :?
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby Denise on February 2nd, 2013, 10:31 pm

Hmm, lately we've been watching The Donna Reed Show, Perry Mason and The Rifle Man. Those and DVD shows (Dr. Who, Psych) keep us going.
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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby wren on February 3rd, 2013, 10:43 am

susan60625 wrote:I have to admit that this show mystifies me. What is it even about? :?

It's a funny show about Faith, Family, and Ducks...and beards! :lol: It will make you Happy, Happy, Happy! - as Phil likes to say :D Also, our own Stauri has met these guys in person, long before the tv show, and has Phil's autograph from when they went duck hunting with her brother. She says they are just as nice & down-to-earth as they're portrayed on the show.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_Dynasty Read this to get a good overview of the show & cast. :)

Read this excellent blog that talks about the truth of the Robertson family & their tv show! 8-)


I posted the article below to answer your questions about the show. There is a video of when the guys appeared on Conan and helped him learn about Duck Calls at the link above.

"What is Duck Dynasty?

Duck Dynasty is a reality series on A&E about the Robertsons, a regular ol’ “redneck” Louisiana family who became millionaires after creating a new, more efficient kind of duck call. According to legend, the family patriarch, Phil, turned down a career in the NFL in order to spend 25 years in a dilapidated shed making duck calls out of cedar trees. His “eureka!” moment came in 1972 with the creation of the “Duck Commander,” the duck call that eventually made him rich.

Hold on, a duck what?

A duck call! Duck calls are short, whistle-like tools used to emit “quack” sounds in order to lure ducks for hunting. Different duck calls can sound like different species of duck, or even like ducks doing different things, like eating. They’re not as easy to use as they look, though. Just ask Conan O’Brien.

Um, so they’re rich? Why do they look like they live in caves?

With their out-of-control beards, camouflage and black face paint, the duckmen look like the stuff of TSA officers’ nightmares. But their grizzly trappings make for deadly efficient duck hunting—and they also make duck hunting look ridiculously cool.

More than anything however, the Robertson men just aren’t interested in stepping up their fashion game (or in grooming equipment). Willie, Phil’s son and the CEO of Duck Commander, once attempted to get his brothers and uncles to wear company uniforms and was met with outcries of, “You’re losing your redneck roots!” Instead, their decidedly non-millionaire dress code is a sort of visual cue for the humble, conservative values they embody: The Robertsons are portrayed as a tight-knit, devout family who put loyalty, love, and their church above all else. And it’s getting enormous response from red state audiences that relate. As one viewer fondly wrote on the show’s website, “This is how me and my kin are around each other as well. We joke, we fish, we hunt, we work and we poke fun all in the name of love.”

Why do so many people watch this?

You could say that Duck Dynasty has become a viewer favorite because of its heartwarming message about family, the American Dream and the rewards of hard work. It may also be because, unlike other reality shows about Southern families thrust into contrived situations (a certain absurdly nicknamed mini-pageant queen comes to mind), Duck Dynasty doesn’t point and laugh at its subjects. In fact, the Robertson family, who call themselves “rednecks” as proudly as the Jersey Shore stars reclaimed “guido,” have even admitted that the series is a sort of “guided reality.” Though that means that some of their antics are scripted, it also means that the Robertsons are in on the joke—and relishing it with wry, deadpan humor.

But who are we kidding? People watch this show for Silas. Si is Phil’s younger brother, a Vietnam war veteran, and the dictionary definition of “crazy old coot.” On last night’s season finale, Si and Phil’s son Willie dressed up as Santa and an elf (Si was the elf) to talk to kids at a local church. When asked by a little girl how long it took for them to get from the North Pole to the church, Si blurted, “It was OK, ‘til we lost the reindeer. One of ‘em had a heart attack from pulling that heavy sled, but it’s OK. We ate him for three days.”

“Guided reality?” So they’re not really as rednecky as they seem?

Whether the Robertsons are playing a giant joke on the audience or not is a question that naturally comes to mind while watching the show. But, if you believe one New York Times writer, the duckmen really are as genuine and funny as they are on TV—they’re simply being themselves in situations that producers put them in. Neil Genzlinger, who spent an afternoon with the family, wrote, “Phil really does sprinkle his conversation with the catchphrase ‘happy, happy, happy.’ Si, Phil’s brother, really does have a penchant for saying the unexpected and outlandish. Willie and Jase really do trade barbs almost nonstop. The wives really do look considerably better and often sound considerably savvier than their husbands.”

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http://www.duckcommander.com/ This is the official Duck Commander company website.

http://www.aetv.com/duck-dynasty/ The television show on A&E

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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby TomEC on February 14th, 2013, 5:47 pm

Hey everyone. Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but I just watched this animated short on YouTube. It's called Paperman and it's really is quite beautifully done. No surprise there, since it's from the good folks at the Walt Disney Animation Studios.

If you can, watch it full-screen in HD mode, I think you'll be glad you did.

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Re: What are you Watching?

Postby wren on February 16th, 2013, 11:50 pm

Only 11 days until the new season of Duck Dynasty! Hap-pay, Hap-pay, Hap-pay...as patriarch Phil says! :D
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