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Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by PSYDR, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. PSYDR

    PSYDR Psychologist
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    When the Friday derailment starts on Tuesday, it’s time for a change.
     
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    You made it til today before you were derailed?

    What did I do wrong yesterday?
     
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    There is a Wednesday thread. Although, I guess this works much better than a thread for every day of the week.
     
  5. Pragma

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    Not many people know this, but his last name is Chit-chat.
     
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    Anyone ever watch The Great British Baking Show? I don’t even care about baking or even cooking for that matter. But watching people without personality disorders compete with each other to make the most amazing foods I’ve ever seen all while saying words like “bits” and “buttercream” is just pure bliss.

    It’s on Netflix for anyone who wants to have their world rocked.

    Edit: After typing this post I’ve now decided to drop everything and drive to the store to purchase a cake or pie that may ultimately end up with bits of it on the floor mats of my rav4.

    2nd Edit: Oh god. This was a terrible idea. I just want to nap. Don’t ever watch the show.
     
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    It's so weird to see a "competition" where they sometimes decide everyone did a good job and no one needs to leave.
     
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    Fellow fan here. And general lover of British TV.

    Yeah, that sounds more like the Great Canadian Baking Show if you ask me.
     
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    It is amaaaaziing! I love that show.
     
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    Oh! What a great thread...and I'm feeling like some non-committal chit-chat, too!

    I like that Great British Baking Show, too. (I could go for some Devonshire cream on a tart, right now, in fact. I was born in England, and that show makes me nostalgic for a culture I know remotely.) I'm trying to get into Stranger Things but wondering if I should see what Suits is all about. I've been hooked on C-SPAN...and that's soooooooo boring.:bullcrap:

    Hope everyone had a good summer, halloween, thanksgiving, fall deadlines....and gearing up for those winter/January deadlines.

    Happy Dec. 1st! :wideyed:
     
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    Stranger things is fantastic! I grew up in he 80s which I think adds a layer of appreciation as you’re watching it.
     
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    Season 2 was definitely good. They went in some new directions with it - I liked Season 1 better, but still very much enjoyed Season 2. Winona Ryder was more tolerable this time around.
     
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    Any thoughts on Atypical? Several students have recommended it; last year they suggested 13 Reasons and I actually enjoyed it.
     
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    Atypical is definitely worth the watch.
     
  15. PSYDR

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    13 reasons has widely been criticized for placing the locus of control on others (i.e., I wouldn’t have killed myself if everyone else just did what I wanted.). Sdn psychiatry has a decent discussion about it.

    Atypical is pretty good.
     
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    I haven’t seen Atypical but some of my suicidal clients watched 13 reasons and their risk went up as a result. I didn’t watch it but not a fan because of the reasons in the previous post.
     
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    It’s not Friday, damn.
     
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    So....close.....
     
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    Can someone explain to me how Jimmy Garropolo is the highest paid player in the NFL?
     
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    Can anyone tell me why people like Rogue One?
     
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    Some people will eat up any pile of crap with the title of Star Wars on it. Apples and oranges.
     
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    What about The Last Jedi?

    I don't get the love or the hate for it. It's not great—e.g., tone issues, extraneous storylines, and plot holes—, but it's also not a bad movie. It's just meh.
     
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    It was dreadfully boring and about an hour too long. More importantly, we were talking about Jimmy being the highest paid player in the NFL.
     
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    It’s The Joe Flacco Conundrum.

    At the time of signing he was likely the best option for the team, though they had to overpay for to close the deal. JG should be a solid QB for the next 5+ years. They got him for a steal from the Pats, but now they have to pay up to keep him.
     
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    Damn, I almost got away with distracting you sports nerds to my nerd topics.
     
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    Dude played 6 ok games. Would you rather have him, or Matt Stafford for the same time period, several million dollars cheaper? Case Keenum is a FA this year too, probably could have him for half that, higher floor, lower ceiling, admittedly. but, still.
     
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    Because it's safer to invest in a sequel with a known ROI and talent than to finance a new movie.
     
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    Right, I get that from the studio side of things. I was more referring to the viewers.
     
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    The big bang theory is the most popular sitcom on the air right now. NCIS is also top ten. Methinks you over estimate the American viewing public.

    Remember when Bruce Willis dated an 18 year old and we all just went along with it and it's never mentioned in the current scandals?
     
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    I loathe TBBT...the “average” American thinks it’s a smart show. It is not. It is painfully dumb.
     
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    "The Alienist" has been a big let down.
     
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    The popularity of The Big Bang Theory makes me feel like I'm on crazy pills.
     
  33. Pragma

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    Altered Carbon is some decent, bing-worthy scifi. Haven’t read the books but very Bladerunner-like, but with more action and more character development (and a more interesting storyline).
     
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    Not to be "that guy" who says the book is better than the movie, but I'm more fond of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep than Blade Runner.
     
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    As someone who saw Star Wars in the theatre 8 times in 1977 (I was 6 yo)...Star Wars is my internalized fantasy world of rebellion (Romulus vs. Remus, Lava vs Kush). Each prequel was carefully scrutinized for flow and creditibilty. They did fine (I loved the transformation of Anakin to Darth...which I then, watched on a date night with my first-born baby being watched at home - it was actually our first date since his birth)...except for Jar Jar Binks....(WTF? Certainly created for my then toddlers).

    @WisNeuro, I'm not one to eat up any pile of Star Wars crap, but these characters have grown with me. My (now deceased, God bless him) Dad made sure I was a little girl who understood science fiction (Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 Space Odyssey, etc.) and all things related to space exploration (yep, I did want to be an astronaut for a while). So, for me it, it's now a connection to the past, present, & future, as well as a bond I have with my Dad, brothers/sister, and sons that my husband does not share. And they only know more about the origin of the characters because of silly video games.

    [SPOILER ALERT] I cried my ass off when I saw Prince Leia's CGI at the end of Rogue One. My kids were like "Mom, it's okay...it's just a movie." But, it went full circle for me because that little band of rebels had been dancing around in mind since 1977! And the fact that Leia led the #Resistance was so apropos to our current zeitgeist.

    The Last Jedi was good, but you could tell the writing was off because Luke would never have lost control and try to destroy his nephew....he had already mastered that rage in the Dagobah system (and Yoda or Obi-Wan or Anakin, for that matter, would've likely popped up and said "No, Luke...feel the force" before any action occurred - epic fail), so it was a little 'unrealistic'/inconsistent for the character development that preceded it. I want George Lucas back, but Disney won. C'est la vie.

    I might add...Darth Maul's my villain boy, but too bad he perished they way he did. He was a fierce character, with cool moves, and I love that big cute thing (the Varactyls) they rode around on in that particular movie. And the ATAT walkers first appearing in Empire Strikes Back (when I was 9 yo), and then returning in a similar capacity in The Last Jedi was also a nice surprise. So, it can't be just any 'ole crap...it has to have relevance and significance with continuity. If that appears in some form or clip, then I'm as satisfied as I can be with the presentation (and Disney). Lastly, I LOVE WOOKIES. When I saw the land of Wookies in Episode II, Oh, was I happy! I would consider having a Wookie friend in my family, if any of it was real (that's totally the 6-year old in me talking now). Cannot wait for the next one...when Han meets Chewy. :biglove: We're making it a family movie date night! (To think, my first-born is now a teenager! Multigenerational love, right?)

    And speaking of "meh," @erg923, I did think of YOU when I saw The Emoji Movie...hahaha. Because you sometimes write "meh," which I think is hilarious in response to some of the posts. :meh:

    That's my 2 cents. Always open for debate about Star Wars...or Star Trek.:vulcan: (I had a crush on Spock...his logical sense was so attractive, and the fact that he was half-human makes his human side completely relatable to who I am now...sometimes emotionally detached, sometimes logical, other times emotional expressive - like a good 'ole human).
     
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    I sincerely doubt your Star Wars fandom.

    Star Wars is science fantasy, not science fiction, you heretic.
     
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    BUSTED! :whoa: Yes, you got me on both...I am totally NOT emotionally vested in Jar Jar, hence I didn't bother to look up the spelling of his name. Big silly thing. (But watch me edit my original post, for those Star Wars fandom folks...though, I did dress as a Red Imperial Stormtrooper for Halloween once.)

    And yes, I WISH it could be fiction, but alas it's merely fantasy...if there's not another solar system out there. :wow: (At the very least, you clearly know I'm not part of the flat earth society.)
     
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    Do you mean the Red Guard?
    Emperor's Royal Guard
     
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    @WisNeuro

    Thoughts on the new stadium foods? Seattle lost it?
     
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    My old ballpark, Comerica has a brisket corn muffin that looks good, as well as an apple pie eggroll.
     
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    I'm equal parts excited in and dissapointed by an apple pie eggroll.
     
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    I’m going to leave my name badge on and remember some different things…

    1. pause if the joke I’m thinking about telling was (maybe) funny over 50 years ago

    2. pause again and consider whether the joke has any sexual innuendo, from something that was (maybe) funny over 50 years ago

    3. another pause if I’m thinking of telling a joke to people I don’t know very well (or at all), and consider whether the joke has any sexual innuendo, from something that was (maybe) funny over 50 years ago

    4. pause yet again if I’m the first one telling jokes, and if I’m thinking of telling a joke to people I don’t know very well (or at all), and consider whether the joke has any sexual innuendo, from something that was (maybe) funny over 50 years ago

    5. a final pause to ask myself is this the time and place for this joke, especially if I’m the first one telling jokes, and if I’m thinking of telling a joke to people I don’t know very well (or at all), and consider whether the joke has any sexual innuendo, from something that was (maybe) funny over 50 years ago

    by then, either I’ve made a rational decision, the moment has passed, or everyone has left the elevator

    don’t be the person needing to explain why your joke really was funny or not offensive. Save it and get some new material.
     
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    Better awareness is reasonable. But, realizing people tell off color jokes and maybe are old would go a long way. Basically, the professor who reported this is intolerant and not a reasonable human. The decision of the over-arching body is poor.

    There’s no power differential in play here. He has no say over her career trajectory. She is accomplished and doing well.

    The problem here is more significantly on the board and the complainer. Modern McCarthyism.

    Reminds me of this.

    A friend of mine was not an academic, came from a blue collar background. A progressive lib group of people requested to another friend of mine not to invite him out because he told off color jokes and they were offended. That’s simply intolerant. The group was of higher status socioeconomically. They probably thought they had a higher earning potential (they don’t; guy is a tremendous salesman). Basically, this was elitism run amok.

    What we have is a new and peculiar set of social rules that are applied in a gotcha like manner to score political points. I’m very skeptical that the complainer in the quoted article experienced any sort of offense. She simply wielded the power of her identity to publically shame an old man for no particular reason.
     
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    Please tell us you're joking.
     
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    I am not. People need better interpersonal skills and to tolerate one another.


    And, forcing an apology? Are they 5?
     
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    Modern U.S. concepts of liberalism and conservativism are complete nonsense.

    The ends of the horseshoe bend ever nearer.
     
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