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    Prequel to Episode 232

    I know that it's late but because of the Spirit of Christmas (or as I call it Horny Ghost Inn) I wanted to recommend one of my favorite books that takes place at an inn during Christmas and has slight mystic tones . I should mention first off It's not written for adults though It's a lovely book. It's in that weird category where it's not exactly young adult fiction but it's definitely not small children fiction and saying junior fiction sounds oddly dismissive. The book is called Greenglass House. Here's how Goodreads describes it: "It’s wintertime at Greenglass House. The creaky smuggler’s inn is always quiet during this season, and twelve-year-old Milo, the innkeepers’ adopted son, plans to spend his holidays relaxing. But on the first icy night of vacation, out of nowhere, the guest bell rings. Then rings again. And again. Soon Milo’s home is bursting with odd, secretive guests, each one bearing a strange story that is somehow connected to the rambling old house. As objects go missing and tempers flare, Milo and Meddy, the cook’s daughter, must decipher clues and untangle the web of deepening mysteries to discover the truth about Greenglass House—and themselves" It's a fun little read and I recommend it if you just want a cozy story for a few hours.
  2. gigi-tastic

    Prequel to Episode 232

    Apparently in North Carolina there is a bank robber that the FBI has dubbed " The Bad Wig Bandit " https://www.wbtv.com/2020/01/17/fbi-says-bad-wig-bandit-has-robbed-yet-another-nc-bank/ It looks like SOMEONE couldn't " become another person". Also I personally feel that June could stop him based on his shoddy wig work as the reigning Queen of Wig Talk
  3. This was one of my favorite movies as a kid. I just got a visceral jolt of nostalgia
  4. Yes!!! I was confused why with all the Master of Disguise songs they went with the Fun for the opening song. The music seemed very odd and off putting. It was all over the place and didn't match the tone of the scenes a lot of times. They also replayed several songs with different people singing them. It was very disjointed.
  5. This is another example of why they are clearly not real Italians. They would know that the latest American movies would get to Italy later in the year #FakeItalians
  6. If you like To All The Boys I've Loved there's a WILD rabbit hole you need to fall down based on the actor who plays the love interest! His dad reportedly bought his way into Hollywood and may have used money stolen from investors from awful movies to do so. The first video on the movie in question is insane in and of itself and worth a watch too.
  7. Just out of curiosity based on that truly upsetting Second Opinion, what is your comfort movie/s? I don't know if it counts but I rewatch John Mulaney , Maria Bamford and a few other comics stand ups specials . I also really love the movie Clue and What We Do In The Shadows.
  8. Why is Jennifer getting job leads from her son? In the interview she mentioned that he is the person who told her about the position they are hiring for. She then backs that up by apologizing for not knowing what she's applying for and says that her son is only 7 . She seems shocked that Pistachio is actually named Pistachio (which fair. Though you named your kid Barney so glass houses and all bitch). Like she thought her son made his name up. So she took the advice of her seven year old to apply for a random job she knows nothing about, where she shows up dressed very casually after yoga class no resume to be seen , for a job with a man whose name she doesn't even know. Either she is INCREDIBLY desperate for work (and that sweet sweet dental insurance) or she has confidence I can only dream about.
  9. This fits with my theory of their being fake Italians. I now believe they have been faking it since his birth.
  10. So as June noted the Master of Disguise ... Clan? Business? Organization? Whatever they call themselves, is apparently made up of only men with no women in the Disguisey family using the Master of Disguise powers. So is it just because Mama married into the family ( I assume) and the powers of Disguise are genetic and Pistachio is an only child ? Or are the women in the family regardless of marrying into or being born in the family not allowed/cannot inherit the powers. If it's the latter case what happens if a generation is just girls? Are there no masters? Do they have to marry and their husbands become the masters? Do they just hope that they can crank out a male heir? Is this a Henry VIII situation waiting to happen?
  11. I feel like this describes the movie PERFECTLY "1000 faces and not a single clue" is exactly how I would describe this movie.
  12. Is this movie fixable/ saveable? Like I'm on board with the idea of a family who solves crime with the help of disguises. So is there a world where that bare bones idea works? Or is this just not possible?
  13. I'm going to shock you guys but... I don't think the Disguisey are really Italian! They CLAIM to be from Italy. HOWEVER their name ends in a Y! This is important because most Italian surnames end in a vowel, like Medici, Ferrero, or Brambilla. According to Wikipedia " A large number of Italian surnames end in i, due to the medieval Italian habit of identifying families by the name of the ancestors in the plural (which have an -i suffix in Italian). For instance, Filippo from the Ormanno family (gli Ormanni) would be called "signor Filippo degli Ormanni" ("Mr. Filippo of the Ormannos"). In time, the middle possessive portion ("of the") was dropped, but surnames became permanently pluralized and never referred to in the singular, even for a single person. Filippo Ormanno would therefore be known as Filippo Ormanni.[9] Some families, however, opted to retain the possessive portion of their surnames, for instance Lorenzo de' Medici literally means "Lorenzo of the Medici" (de' is a contraction of dei, also meaning "of the"; c.f. The Medicis). Some common suffixes indicate endearment (which may also become pluralized and receive an -i ending), for example: -ello/illo/etto/ino (diminutive "little"), e.g., Bernardello, Vettorello, Iannuccillo, Bortoletto, Bernardino, Ravellino, Verdino -one/ne (augmentative "big"), e.g., Mangione, Bellone, Capone, Pastene, Mantone, Vallone -accio/azzo/asso (pejorative[10]), e.g., Boccaccio, Terrazzo, Varasso" Also you could have an ending based on your region. The few areas where names often end in consonants are Sardinia ( apparently Sardinian is a unrelated Romance language that doesn't follow the same rules. ) , the North East (specifically Veneto and Friuli were brought up a lot on message boards . Apparently the latter is near Croatia and Slovenia and during the fascist regime names were "italiniated" with an ending i.), Names of Jewish descent ( often they were emigrants often). But those names tend to end in S, N, and ICH. S for Sardinia Like Piars, Marras, N for Veneto with Furlan, Brusadin, and for Friuli more Slavic names like Cosulich or Marinich. You get German sounding names in cities near the Austrian alps as well. However notice that not a single one of these kinds of names ends in a Y ! You want to know why?! BECAUSE ITALIAN LACKS THE LETTER Y!!!!!!! Italian has 21 letters in their alphabet and lacks J, K, W, X and Y motherfuckers! They are apparently present in loanwords , or words from other languages, and have their own pronunciation but aren't I'm the official alphabet. I'm telling you the Disguisey family are frauds! Why else would they live like extreme Italian stereotypes? To put people off the scent! It's just yet another layer of deceit! Could it have been the mistake of a careless person at Ellis island? Probably not. The myth of workers at Ellis island changing people's names is one that has been disprove n a bunch of times. Names were actually taken from ships manifests. They were most likely written in the person's country of origin and by someone who spoke the passengers language. Also interpreters were used if need be. The manifests were used to confirm the identity and then checked off. The only name change could happen if a person CHOSE IT. Also they had to do so BEFORE getting to Ellis island because it would be the name they put on the manifest! If course once in the country you could also easily drop your old identity if you wished. Therefore I believe that the "Disguisey" family went to Italy on purpose to flee and add a new layer of disguise to the family. What were they fleeing? A job gone wrong? An old enemy who was about to unmask them? Were they being kicked out of town for their flatulence? I demand answers!
  14. Do we think this is a better get than the Bratz movie she lost out on?
  15. Can you imagine being in a turtle suit processing 9/11? The mind reels
  16. I remember renting the vhs from the local video store as a kid. I think I liked it because I was a child and it was a movie. But was also deeply disappointed in what I was given? I know that I was mostly upset by the lack of Turtle work. I felt like the trailer promised me more of that nonsense than I got. I think that this was the first time I was let down by a movie and realized movies could be bad
  17. Honestly Breen is like a character from the show. I could see Nate playing a version of Breen for a con or them conning Breen. Someone please I beg you write me ridiculous fan fic where this movie is the result of a con . I mean it's basically a con on viewers as is
  18. I mean... Maybe those celebrities run a conspiracy. Maybe Breen with his amazing mind and hacking is the only true non corrupt actor!!! No but seriously he's like the misshapen vague dollar store version of Hutton if you kind of squint. It's the hair and the need to monologue.
  19. Or Timothy Hutton? ( I might still be slightly obsessed with Leverage)
  20. So I don't think that Emily was trying to get drugs from Boardroom , ( I assume he would write scripts for more of Dylan's meds?) Unless Dylan was on benzodiazepines like say Xanax or Valium she would not be getting a high off his medication. Trust me there's no rush from downing a Prozac or a Buspar. At most you get lucky with a Seroquel type and you get super sleepy. Anti depressants and anti psychotics while great for those of us who need them to function are never going to be the new it party drug. Now if you will excuse me I have to go chase the Cymbalta dragon!
  21. I think your right! I'm not sure if she would be allowed to speak to Boardroom Therapist if he hadn't signed anything though. Like if someone in my family tried to call my therapist to say they were concerned about me they probably could talk to the receptionist but that's it.
  22. Someone has had sex on camera on that couch and I'm only 25% positive it wasn't Neil Breen
  23. I thought that too! I was convinced that she hated her for being her step mom... Also for you know shooting her dad.
  24. It would technically not be illegal for the boardroom therapist to contact Emily if Dylan has signed a waiver form putting her as a contact the therapist could share information with. Then it would still be within HIPAA law guidelines. However Boardroom therapist MUST get Dylan's consent or anything he says to anyone is an EXTREME violation. The only way he could break that confidentiality is: "American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct standard 4.05(b), “Psychologists disclose confidential information without the consent of the individual only as mandated by law, or where permitted by law for a valid purpose such as to (1) provide needed professional services; (2) obtain appropriate professional consultations; (3) protect the client/patient, psychologist, or others from harm; or (4) obtain payment for services from a client/patient, in which instance disclosure is limited to the minimum that is necessary to achieve the purpose.” Also I'm pretty sure if the client admits to hurting / endangering a minor or someone who is unable to protect/ defend themselves like with elder abuse or neglect/ abuse of a mentally disabled adult they have to report. I think therapist and other social service types are mandated reporters. I'm not sure if that's a federal thing or if it's state by state law.
  25. Ok so according to a source ( the boyfriend of the roommate of a girl I was seeing and the person who introduced me to this film early last year) Neal shoots with his own Ferrari/ cars and at his house in every movie he does or almost every one. The foyer of the psychiatrist is his house and maybe that pool party area is his backyard? I haven't been able to get any solid proof of this though. I will keep digging! I interacted with a child recently and am now, of course, ill so I'm not strong enough to watch his entire oeuvre to check.
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