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Top Gear

Posted by TacieJ on January 21, 2012 in Top Gear, TV summaries/critiques |

I’m not really a car person. I love my Nissan Xterra. I loved my Volvo 240GL. That car never left me stranded anywhere I wasn’t safe. Ever. Same with my X – even when we hit a deer, she got me off the road and safe I even loved my Pontiac T-1000 – which was a Chevette by another name. I was never fond of that white Mitsubishi thing I had. As you can tell because I can’t even remember what it was. I’m enjoying my 1st ever sports car – a little red Mazda MX5 (aka the Miata). We’ve taken to calling the Miata the Frog because it has the headlights that pop up giving it a distinctly frog like appearance. And yes, it is a manual. An automatic sports car, even to me, is just wrong on too many levels. And one of these days I’m going to get me a Mustang. That’s what I’ve wanted since the late ’80’s. That’s the kind that uses petrol, not hay.

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Exodus Decoded – Science vs God

Posted by TacieJ on December 24, 2008 in religion, TV summaries/critiques |

This is my final bit on The Exodus Decoded on the History Channel. One of the frequent comments left on Chris Heard’s website was that because he was pointing out Simcha’s errors/oversights/manipulations he has no faith and he was making the blog and the program all about the science. Actally Chris was just dealing with Simcha’s stated beliefs/observations that the 10 plagues could be proven be science. Simcha took God out of the Biblical 10 plagues, not Chris.

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Exodus Decoded – More of thoughts

Posted by TacieJ on December 22, 2008 in religion, TV summaries/critiques, websites |

Never mind that slowly we are able to define miracles in scientific terms. Does the knowledge of how a baby is formed make the actual delivery of a living breathing moving human (or animal) any less miraculous? I don’t think so. Here are some of the things that I am questioning about Simcha Jacobovici’s conclusions that Chris Heard didn’t touch on.

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The Exodus Decoded

Posted by TacieJ on December 21, 2008 in critiques, historical, religion, TV summaries/critiques |

I just finished watching the Exodus Decoded, on the History Channel by James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici. I didn’t realize it was originally aired in 2006.  I thought it was a new program.  But since switching to Verizon from DirecTV (I loved DirecTV and will most likely go back at some point) I’ve lost the ability to know what the original air dates are of programs.  It’s one of my major complaints… but I digress.  I was going to write up my thoughts on Exodus Decoded, but a professor Dr. Chris Heard did it for me. I haven’t finished reading his take … it’s long … but here’s the link. http://www.heardworld.com/higgaion/?page_id=119 

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Martin Wood Stargate Cameo Appearances

Posted by TacieJ on November 8, 2008 in Stargate SG-1, TV summaries/critiques |

Just like his fellow director Peter DeLuise, Martin Wood appeared Hitchock like in the episodes he directed. Here’s his list. In the beginning you could just look for the big wrench and there was Sgt Siler and Martin Wood. But eventually the big wrench got the kibosh from “upstairs” and Martin was harder to find. I’m sure this will be an ongoing project as well.

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Peter DeLuise Stargate Cameo Appearances

Posted by TacieJ on November 8, 2008 in Stargate SG-1, TV summaries/critiques |

I went looking for a list of Peter DeLuise’s cameo appearances on Stargate SG-1, supposedly he is in every episode he directed, and found a bunch of them… but not all in one place.  This is an on going project to get them all in 1 list. This list is from various places on the web plus me watching the show. I’m sure this will be a work in progress.

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TAPS

Posted by TacieJ on November 7, 2008 in Random Thoughts, TV summaries/critiques |

The Atlantic Paranormal Society – or Ghost Hunters.  Are they for real?  I dunno.  I watch the both Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International.  I’m amused.  I just finished watched the Fort Delaware Halloween episode and if it’s not true… it was a really good fake.  My Beloved doesn’t believe a word of what they say or do.  He thinks that they are completely fake.  I sit on the fence.  We as watchers can’t hear everything that they hear or see everything that they see.  So I don’t know what to believe.  I wish the camera would focus on the direction Jason & Grant are looking rather than on Jason & Grant or Steve or Tango or whomever the camera is focused on.  I don’t know.  I don’t know if I want to believe.  I think the guys are sincere.  Their primary goal of debunking and help home owners (especially with kids) is a good goal.  Like I said, I’m on the fence.  I don’t think anything short of my own experience will make me believe.

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Stink Bug or Replicator?

Posted by TacieJ on October 5, 2008 in questions, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG-1, TV summaries/critiques |
Replicator from Ark of Truth

Replicator from Ark of Truth

Brown Adult Stink Bug
Brown Adult Stink Bug

Ok, you tell me.  Did the Stargate writers come up with the idea for the Replicators because they were busy fighting a loosing battle with Stink Bugs?

My girlfriend at work – Elaine H. came up with the idea that Replicators are actually Stink Bugs, only metal. Think about it. Stink Bugs are not native to the US. The came from China. So they are invaders from a land far, far away.  Replicators – ditto.  Once you get one Stink Bug in your house, you’d better start looking for more.  They don’t just come in 1’s.  Replicators – ditto.  The Stink Bugs eat everything and move on.  Replicators – ditto.  And you just can’t seem to kill Stink Bugs.  Hey and guess what – ditto on the Replicators.  They even look a like!

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Into the Unknown with Josh Bernstein

Posted by TacieJ on September 27, 2008 in TV general, TV summaries/critiques |

Episode – When Elephants Attack

This is a show worth watching for elephant conservation.

Elephants are afraid of bees. It’s interesting. Then again the African Killer Bees are something of which to be afraid.  One farm in Kenya or Tanzania was using a bee fence to keep the elephants from eating their crops. They had 86% less elephant damage than the farm next door that didn’t have a bee fence.  The farm also did a test to show that the sound of bees (that wonderful elephant memory at work) causes the elephants to leave.  And the older elephants thus teach the younger ones that this sound is bad – run away.  The farm test bee buzzing and a white noise on the same frequency as the buzz. The white noise got no reaction from the elephants. Watch the episode, it’s at the end.

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Man vs Wild

Posted by TacieJ on August 30, 2008 in TV general, TV summaries/critiques |

Ok. I enjoy watching Bear Grylls. He’s nuts. The good news is most likely I will never be in a situation where I need to do what he does. Thank God I won’t have to ever eat grubs or sushi in the form of raw fish or snakes. The other good news about not having to need his techniques is I probably won’t ever remember 1/2 of it if I would need it. Knowing my luck I’d eat the wrong plant and get totally sick and die.

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