A Quick PSA

New Psych tonight on USA.

/happydance






40 replies
  1. 1
    Jo says:

    Yes, but Suits isn’t back on until summer. That sucks, especially with Mike and Rachel getting back together. Sarah Rafferty is still the hottest woman on that show, just saying.

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    raven says:

    Watch the brit Shameless on Netflix.

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    I work with a dude named Shawn Spencer who does NOT find it as funny as I do that the dude on Psych shares his name.

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    raven says:

    @Yutsano: WTF-K in proper signal parlance.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: I wonder if that team is asking everyone and he is the only one to complain.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    The most over-the-top-watches-fox-listens-to-rush-reads-drudge conservative at my job also likes Psych.

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    guachi says:

    Yay from me, too. It’s been a REALLY LONG break. Something like 11 month hiatus.

    Favorite show on TV, by far.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    /happydance

    C’mon, John, you know the drill. Video or it never happened.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Good to have Psyche back but I’m looking forward to Game of Thrones returning at the end of March. Last night’s Justified was terrific and The Americans is growing on us.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I think it’s good that he spoke up. I just am aghast that he would be asked something so inappropriate. What the fuck does that have to do with how well he blocks or how good he is at catching short passes?

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    raven says:

    @Yutsano: Bet it costs him.

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    Violet says:

    @Yutsano:

    What the fuck does that have to do with how well he blocks or how good he is at catching short passes?

    Because gay players aren’t welcome in the NFL. Doesn’t matter how well they play.

    @raven: Agreed. Bet speaking up costs him. NFL doesn’t want to deal with the guy who will tell on their illegal, immoral or otherwise wrong behavior.

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    Alison says:

    Yay Psych! I will forever love this show for that old Ebony and Ivory promo ad. That was the funniest shit ever.

    Also tonight is the Top Chef finale and it’s a cool situation to have two kick-ass women left. I’ll be happy with either of them winning, so it’ll be fun just to see what crazy shit they have to do.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    Never got into Psych, or Chuck for that matter.

    Not that I didn’t try, based on your enthusiasm.

    Sorry, dude.

    ETA: Game of Thrones! Dexter! Breaking Bad! Downton Abbey! Whatever else I forgot!

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Violet:

    Agreed. Bet speaking up costs him.

    Also agreed; he lost some money…

    …but the NFL is about to make some people instant millionaires. I suspect they tiptoe up to the line without crossing it to get their information. Doesn’t make it right, of course.

    FWIW, I was asked similar questions for my former Top Secret and, again, they tiptoe up to the line to get the information they need.

    ETA: Just to be clear; in the case of clearances, as I recall, openly gay is fine. Not sure how that would play in the NFL.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: I completely agree that it is good that he spoke up. I just was wondering if it was a one off or if it was systematic.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Violet: I also think it would suck if he lost a chance to play on the next level just because he refused to be intimidated. I’m convinced to this day that’s why my ex isn’t an Avalanche, even though he was flown down to skate and wowed the fuck out of them. But he was almost two metres tall and over 100 kilos. He’s a big boy.

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    Violet says:

    @The Dangerman: I can understand asking those kinds of questions more if you are getting a security clearance or something. You’re looking for things that might compromise someone, and if they are gay and not out then they might be more vulnerable to blackmail or something. Doesn’t make it right, but I can understand the thinking behind the questions being asked.

    But NFL players? Who the hell cares if they’re gay or not? Is it like in the example I linked above, that the players can’t handle it and thus it might affect team cohesion or something? If so, that’s a lousy excuse. The team owners and coaches need to set the example that any kind of discrimination isn’t tolerated and tell the players to deal with it. Hell, at one point the African American players weren’t all that welcome either. But somehow they managed to get past that.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Violet:

    But NFL players? Who the hell cares if they’re gay or not?

    Well, for one, Las Vegas (as you say, it’s a security clearance issue, only, with the NFL, it’s a shitload of money on the line).

    ETA: I may be FOS (wouldn’t be the first time), but, I think, in 2013, an out player in the NFL would be accepted. If there’s a “hidden secret”, well, that might be a problem.

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    Violet says:

    @Yutsano: That just sucks. I hope he doesn’t lose his chance to play. That sort of discrimination just burns me up. It’s so subtle and not technically illegal. Just stupid and wrong. And it hurts everyone.

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    donnah says:

    I love Psyche! And I’m soon to catch up on Season Two of Downton Abbey (no spoilers, plz) and am also waiting for Luther and Sherlock. And Dr Who.

    Many good things come to those who wait…

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    Yutsano says:

    @Violet: I can only imagine the epic rant that is building up in Chris Kluwe as we type. I bet as soon as he gets wind of this there will be a minor nuclear explosion in the vicinity of the Twin Cities. Then there will be a very sternly worded letter.

    I think the kid was already gagged. He wasn’t allowed to name the organisation that asked him the questions. Personally I wanna know now, especially if it was the Seahacks. That shit won’t fly here.

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    Violet says:

    @The Dangerman: Vegas will manage. They don’t care if a player is gay. Vegas only cares how a team is doing. Now if there’s some reason that a gay player is going to either not play as well or make a team not play as well, then that’s an issue. But being gay won’t affect how a player plays, and as for affecting the team, as I said, that’s up to the coaches and management to make sure it’s not an issue. I think being part of the team that is bold and non-discriminatory might improve team cohesion instead of be a negative.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @donnah: Luther and Sherlock are fantastic. No spoilers!

    ETA: I want to watch Dr. Who just because of all the peeps here who rah-rah it? But I feel like I have to watch it from the very beginning, and I don’t know where to start.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Yutsano: A quick glance at write-ups about him indicates that he is not half bad. I think he will get a chance to play.

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    The Dangerman says:

    @Violet:

    But being gay won’t affect how a player plays…

    I wasn’t clear; it could be a blackmail issue (“throw the game or else”).

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    Yutsano says:

    @dance around in your bones: You actually have two good places to start. You can go all the way back to the very start of the series in 1963 with the original Doctor William Hartnell. Or you can go with the reboot after the dark period in 2005 with Christopher Eccleston. Either place is a good one to start picking up, although there is more of a consistent arc if you go with the later series.

    Avoid the TV movie though. I thought it was horrid.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: The Seachickens don’t really have a TE hole to fill although he was a DB in high school. I bet he’d be amenable to going back to defence plus he’s a big quick kid. I would hope this wouldn’t affect his chances to pursue his dream.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Yutsano: Thanks, Yutsano! I have to poke around on Netflix and see which option is available.

    I already have Dr. Who in my queue (whoo! I’m a poet!) but have no idea when/where it starts.

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    Violet says:

    @The Dangerman: Well, yeah, I guess there’s that. I hope they ask all the players about any possible skeletons in their respective closets. There are a lot of things that could be used to blackmail.

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    Scamp Dog says:

    @Violet: That’s been the worry, but it’s never actually happened that someone with a clearance got blackmailed into giving up information by a threatened outing.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    Jeebus – has anybody ever watched “My Strange Addiction” on TLC?

    Thumbsucking (at age 24), deodorant eating, obsessive lady weight-lifting work-outs (45 hours a week), carrying around a stuffed lamb and treating it like a child…

    I swear, these shows make me feel perfectly normal. Which I suppose is the point.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @dance around in your bones: The Third Man is on TCM right now.

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Oh, thank you for rescuing me from My Strange Addiction.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @dance around in your bones: Dexter premiere got moved up to June! Yayness!

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @YellowJournalism: Ok, number one: I just saw boobies on The Third Man! Paging Seth McWhat’sHisName!

    Number two: Where is Dexter going to go in the last season? Seems like all his secrets are exposed, and he’s taking a lot of his peeps down with him. Dang.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @dance around in your bones: I know! I was actually sad that a certain person had to go and pull the trigger. First thing out of my mouth: “Fuck balls!” (I adore Deb’s mastery of “fuck.”)

    And we should inform John that we’ve seen Chuck’s-girlfriend sideboob. I wonder if she’s coming back and what’s up with the black orchid if she is?

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    dance around in your bones says:

    @YellowJournalism:

    Deb has a wickedly smarht mouth (that was an approximation of a Boston accent – I don’t know why). It would be a shame to see her go down with Dexter.

    I’m on pins and needles.

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    NotMax says:

    Strictly my 2¢, but…

    Psych psimply psucks.

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