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THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY FROM WHICH NO VISITOR RETURNS

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“This is MAGA country”

– two men wearing ski masks

 

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“FOLLOW THE EVIDENCE WHEREVER IT LEADS, AND QUESTION EVERYTHING”

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“IT SEEMS SO UNFAIR”

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‘Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet’

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Blue Bloods/Blue skies

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I’ll admit, I have had my doubts. Yes, I have had doubts about many things, but, the doubts that have plagued me as of late concern this current project. The project I am calling my ‘Blue Bloods Period’. But, do not worry. I’m fine.

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“…THEY’RE ESSENTIALLY HAVING THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS INFRINGED UPON BECAUSE THEY CAN’T FREELY WEAR WHATEVER BACKPACK THEY WANT REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT IS”

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“PEOPLE WON’T HAVE TIME FOR YOU IF YOU ARE ALWAYS ANGRY AND COMPLAINING”

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Stephen Hawking said that. And, in my experience, he was right. I say “was right” because he’s dead. Never to return. That was it for him. He’s worm food now. Nice knowing ya, pal.

 

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“YOU KNOW, I CAME BACK FROM NAM, MAN, HAD A COUPLE SHAKY YEARS… I NEVER HIT THE STREET… LET ME TELL YA, THERE BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD”

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The summary below is copied and pasted here exactly as it appears on the CBS.com/BlueBloods website. If you choose, and it is your choice, to read the summary below then I want you to understand that I am simply presenting it here as a service with no assumption that anyone really gives a good God damn enough to waste one moment of their precious and fleeting time on this planet to reading some garbage typed up by a drunk, and or stoned, corporate lackey who most likely doesn’t even watch the show they are describing.

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“­After leaving a club late night, three privileged guys senselessly beat up and ultimately murder a homeless man in the alley behind the club. Danny and Jackie find out the victim is a former Marine and war hero and Danny finds himself determined to find the killer having been a marine himself. We learn from Kimberly, the victim’s former girlfriend, that a friend’s death during combat tormented Michael, causing drug and alcohol addiction which were responsible for his homelessness. Security cameras reveal one of the three suspects who comes clean and confesses that his boss Cassidy actually committed the murder with a baseball bat. Cassidy, a high profile real estate developer, is very cocky and has paid off the other suspect so no one can corroborate the story. In the end, Danny finds another homeless girl who was a witness and crucial evidence allowing him to convict Cassidy. Michael has a proper military funeral and is buried with his Silver Star which Cassidy had stolen. Meanwhile there is continued conflict between the Mayor and Frank; the Mayor leaking erroneous information that Frank is planning to run against him in order to get attention from the press. ­”

-CBS.com ‘Blue Bloods’ season 6, episode 17 summary

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Upon entering the alley, where they eventually mercilessly beat to death a homeless Marine, one of the “three privileged guys” says to his pals, “I’d jump into the Hudson river to get away from those cows. How’d we lose all the hot chicks?” Then, once discovering the homeless Marine inside his makeshift shelter, another of the “privileged guys” asks the troubled veteran, in a faux posh accent, “Yo, are you pimping your crib?”. Sensing trouble the Marine stands up nervously as one of the “privileged guys” asks, “Hey, what’s the best part about dating the homeless?…hey, I’m asking you..you can drop them off wherever you want” to which the once proud Marine responds, “I don’t want any problems”. Unfortunately, his request was denied.

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“PRAY TO WHAT GOD, FOR WHAT? JUST CUT THE CRAP. JUST STOP KIDDING OURSELVES. ADMIT THAT IT’S A LOSING BATTLE”

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If you haven’t yet watched season 3, episode 23 of ‘Blue Bloods’ I advise you not to read the summary provided below as it really contains way too much information. What is with the drunks down at CBS.com who write these anyway? One day the summary is something like “The Reagans have a little bit of trouble, eat dinner, and say a prayer”, and then the next day it’s as if they’re getting paid by the word. Jesus, how hard can it be, aren’t these people ‘professionals’? Well, regardless of the incompetence of those fools down at CBS.com this episode kicks ass. Not only does Officer Jamie Reagan (the youngest of the Reagans to join the NYPD, and a Harvard trained Lawyer to boot) suffer a crisis of faith, as we all have at one time or another, right? right?, he also receives some words of wisdom from Grandpa Henry Reagan who responds to Jamie’s questioning of whether or not God can hear us with the following:

“He can always hear you, but you have to listen very carefully for his response.”

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“As Danny continues his investigation into the Los Lordes gang, he and Baez initially come up empty on leads until they track gang leader Santana’s car. After getting a warrant to search the vehicle, they find drugs concealed inside and arrest Santana’s girlfriend Nona behind the wheel. Santana refuses to turn himself in in exchange for her release, and after Santana orders a hit on her in jail, he and Baez are able to convince Nona to testify against him. Meanwhile, when a mentally challenged teenager fires shots at Frank and Mayor Poole during a town hall meeting, the mayor is left critically injured. Jamie suspects the teen was put up to the assassination attempt and coaxes him into identifying the Los Lordes gang member who tricked him into the task. With Hector’s testimony and Nona’s corroboration, Frank is able to take down Santana and the majority of the Los Lordes gang.”

– CBS.com ‘Blue Bloods’ season 3, episode 23 summary

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After Hector, the mentally challenged teenager, has been taken into custody (for shooting beloved Mayor Carter Poole) Officer Jamie Reagan (following up on a tip) visits him and notices he has some fresh bruises on his face. Turning to one of the Detectives, Jamie asks,  “What happened to him?” to which the Detective replies, “Looks like he fell down.”

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“IT IS NOT A FEUD. IT IS A TRADITION IN WHICH WE RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER THOSE HOSE DRAGGING HYDRANT SUCKERS TILL THEY CRY LIKE LITTLE GIRLS”

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Get a load of this episode’s summary. Damn, hardly even need to actually watch the show after reading this epic. However, even with this over the top explanation, unsurprisingly, they leave the most important aspect of the story for the end, and cover it with one measly sentence.  You see, the rivalry between the two families (the Reagans and the Bonniellos) is about much more than who emerges victorious at the annual soap box derby. It is also about the long, and well established, history of disputes between the NYPD (the Reagans) and the NYFD (the Bonniellos), as well as, in Grandpa Henry Reagan’s mind,  personal revenge for a decades old school yard fight between himself and Sal Bonniello that left Henry with a chipped tooth and grounding for a week.

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“When two drug deals involving Wall Street brokers turn into homicides, Danny and Baez look to a wounded accomplice to ID the dealer behind the shootings, but Linda hinders the investigation by postponing questioning due to hospital policy. After the accomplice dies during surgery, Danny finds himself fighting with Linda about her medical decision versus his judgment as a detective. Just as the case looks to have gone cold, Baez locates the accomplice’s sister who matches the description of the shooter’s girlfriend and they take down the perpetrator hiding at her apartment. Meanwhile, Erin struggles with ambition clouding her judgment when she discovers that the bureau chief who gave her a promotion purposely overlooked a piece of evidence in a past case. Frank and Jamie help Sean build a derby car for his race and stop Henry from rigging the car in order to beat a rival family.”

-CBS.com ‘Blue Bloods’ season 3, episode 20 summary

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After Sean Reagan has his ass handed to him by a girl the family goes out for hot chocolate as  Grandpa Henry Reagan bemoans “Another family tradition shot to hell”

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