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Let’s take a look at some of the women he has been with before he finally found love with his current partner, Lauren Silverman. PAULA HAMILTON. Best known for her 1987 Mk II Volkswagen Golf TV advert, Paula was Simon’s girlfriend in the ’70s. Paula Alma Kelly was born in Jacksonville, Fla., on Oct. 21, 1942, to Lehman Clarence and Ruth Naomi (Dempsey) Kelly. Like many black families of that era in the South, the Kellys and their three ... An heir is born. Lauren gave birth to their son Eric — named after Simon's father — on February 14, 2014. Fatherhood softened Simon. 'People have asked me if I have changed since I have had ... Cowell’s partner, Lauren Silverman, has been credited for taming Simon and making him a family man. This piece will explore Lauren’s controversial relationship with Cowell, her children, her previous marriage, and her plans for the future with Simon. Lauren hooked up with Simon while she was married to his friend Andrew Silverman Simon Gault on the toughest year of his life and why he's ... 'I've got some rock stars - younger, faster, better than me. I'm the inspiration. ... His new business partner is Mecca founder Metin ... Take a look at his dating history below, all the way up to his current partner Lauren Silverman. Simon Cowell’s Girlfriends In Photos Paula Hamilton Paula Hamilton. In 2011, model Paula Hamilton shared that she had lost her virginity to Simon Cowell in the 1970s, when she was 16 years old. The pair grew up together in Hertfordshire in the UK. Simon Cowell And Paula Hamilton (1977) One thing that Simon Cowell did in his younger days was stand up to bullies. In 2011, model Paula Hamilton spoke about how she had a blossoming relationship with Simon when they were in primary school. Their relationship first started when Simon would ward off the bullies and mean teachers that would ... Sweet Magnolias (TV Series 2020– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Quotes from Paula from the audition phase which they didn't show on TV (LOTS of their interactions were cut, showing this is NOT for publicity): 'I'm in love with Simon - you heard it here first. He's witty, he's adorable, he's handsome, he's sexy, he's all I've ever wanted in an annoying partner.' 'I love Simon, I live for Simon.' Paula lost her virginity to Simon when they were teenagers (Image: PA). One of the most famous models of the 1980s, Paula revealed last year how she lost her virginity to Cowell when she was 16 ...

[Saturday Social Media Summary Extravaganza] 26 July 2020

2020.07.26 18:03 BegoniaInBloom [Saturday Social Media Summary Extravaganza] 26 July 2020

Hello! SSMSE has been on holiday for a few weeks, and then recently encountered some technical problems, but we're back and ready to go! And if you're wondering what day it is, you're not alone. Thanks as always to fewfiet for all the ideas and suggestions this week.
If you haven't already, make sure you check out the recent post from Nyorobon of Team BridgeLane and answer their survey about team social media
Rider News
Happy birthday, Andre Greipel!
With no races to go to, Bauke Mollema celebrated his daughter's 8th birthday with her for the first time.
But Darwin Atapuma was leaving his three month old daughter behind in Colombia
Alexander Kristoff posed with his wife and twin babies
After winning on the virtual Ventoux, Michael Woods posted a cute picture with his daughter, and made a good point too
Marco Marcato and Ignatas Konovalovas enjoyed family time at the beach
You're never too young to learn about winning Olympic and Commonwealth medals
Plenty of recent illness/injury among retired riders, with
It's great to see Matteo Moschetti is back to fitness
I was amazed (and happy) to see this update from Niki Terpstra
And good news from Edoardo Zardini, now recovering from collar bone surgery
It's not often we see the riders not wearing their kits (or official leisurewear) so I enjoyed Marco Haller and Eduard Grosu in traditional outfits. Marcus Burghardt is still rocking the lederhosen (and appears to have a clothing sponsor too). Chloe Dygert on the other hand, looks bang up to date and ready for a stylish night out.
Racing is Back! Nice is all dressed up ready for the Tour de France
Alexey Lutsenko is looking forward to - er, how do you spell that?
Rui Costa can help.
Just what Harold Tejeda wants to see at the airport: no mask, and no shoes
All Creatures Great and Small
Michal Kwiatkowski and Ryan Mullen both have new dogs, and Mullen received some flack for this picture
James Shaw also has a lovely new dog, and has since posted more about him than about bikes
Eros Capecchi and Giada Borgato's dog Stiby (yes, he's named after Stybar) has grown up a lot since we last saw him on here. He's learnt to read, started to lose his baby teeth and visited the beach.
Regular readers will be familiar with Manuel Belletti's sweet relationship with Gina, his cat. Now they have been joined by a new kitten. Meet Romeo.
I thought that the trend of exercising with your dog had died out. But Neah Evans is still going strong with it.
Dario Cataldo and his dogs went on an adventure
I wish there was a way of saving Instagram story videos, because this shot of Jacopo Guarnieri giving his dog a foot massage really doesn't convey how much they were both enjoying it
Out on the road, Davide Ballerini met a hungry goat, Luis Angel Mate kept his distance from some wild pigs and Mavi Garcia was accompanied by a beautiful macaw
Manuele Boaro was so entranced by a flock of sheep on the road that he went live with a video. Enjoy his happy reactions.
Georgios Bouglas showed us a tiny tortoise
Niccolo Bonifazio was a good Samaritan for a thirsty lizard; this camel (!) didn't need his help though
Thibaut Pinot's goat met Christian Prudhomme
There has been an abundance of horses encountered in the wild lately
Training Camps
It's been hard to escape the gorgeous views over the past few weeks, as the teams prepare for the restart. Mostly the surroundings looked like this, or this, but sometimes you couldn't see the scenery at all.
For the men of Trek, there was joy at being reunited after such a long time apart, and Vincenzo Nibali and Giulio Ciccone took the opportunity to destroy the local KOMs
Nippo-Delko secreted themselves away in a converted French monastery with tranquil pools, and trained among the lavender fields and lakes
By contrast, Bora had a wild time in Austria. I guess there are no vertigo suffers on the team...
I believe this might be a trust exercise. Or maybe the cycling equivalent of a three-legged race
Direct Energie's rest day activity appeared to be a missing persons search, but I guess they might have been hiking
Both Lotto Soudal and Movistar went picnicking
Some teams looked like they were trying to do social distancing, but not all of them
Just imagine being one of these young fans of FDJ
The women of Spain's national team held a camp, and ended up doing some impromptu cyclo-cross too
At least they kept their feet dry
After long days in the mountains, Sunweb had the very definition of a quiet evening playing cards and board games, and AG2R did jigsaw puzzles
Poor Riccardo Minali had his quiet time rudely interrupted
Out on the Road
How many riders does it take to mend a puncture?
I don't think Rigoberto Uran has quite mastered motor pacing
And Simone Velasco looks ready to try some motor doping
Ton-up for Samuele Battistella in the Dolomites
Tut-tut. Here are Fausto Masnada and Tobias Ludvigsson both riding no-handed - and Ludvigsson attempting to avoid sharp tan lines. Chloe Dygert revealed why she doesn't have any at all. (More on tan lines later.)
Annemiek van Vleuten trained with Eduardo Affini and Antwan Tolhoek, and the world champion was keen to start racing against her rivals again. I won't break the spoiler rule today by mentioning anything about how that might have turned out.
I winced watching Vincenzo Nibali's video. Yet another close pass by a large van.
A few weeks ago, I saw abenomic mention how much they enjoyed seeing riders out training in mixed groups with friends from other teams, and it's an aspect of the sport that I really like too. Most are away with their own teams now, but here are a few nice moments which show the friendships in the peloton.
Food and Drink
The bread making craze is over, but Maria Paula Tobias is still baking amazing desserts and has spent the last few months supporting a local food distribution network near her home in Mexico too
Romain Bardet's meal out deserves to be posted on /WeWantPlates
Antonio Tiberi chatted live on Instagram, and ate his dinner at the same time
Normally Matteo Busato shows off what he's cooked. Not this time, he was much too hungry
Time to avoid the bagged salads for a while
Where do George Bennett and Eros Capecchi put it all??
At their respective training camps, both Nicolas Roche and [Fabio Jakobsen(https://i.imgur.com/RXgoxE7.jpg) were reunited with their personal baristas]
What on earth is going on here?
Random Stuff (in no particular order)
I felt sure that Giovanni Carboni would be our featured Italian Legs post this week
But then Iuri Filosi and Mauro Finetto decided to relax in the garden after going out training, and we got a double dose. This might be your reaction, too!
I'm not sure how I feel about this
Or this.
What a nice exchange between Jose Hermida and Petr Vakoc
In their off time, the sport of choice lately seems to be golf. Laurens de Vreese appears to know what he's doing but I think Lucasz Owsian might need more lessons. Alexis Vuillermoz found himself a special golf partner.
Barbara Guarischi impressed me with her slackline skills (another one where I wish I could have saved the video for you)
Not for the first time, we saw a cyclist spotting themselves in a TV quiz. Meanwhile Kirsten Wild had a question for us to answer.
fewfiet, I hope you have one of these t-shirts
Alex Dowsett had strong words for internet trolls
Bahrain have a suit sponsor. Who knew? Ivan Garcia Cortina looks very sharp in his. And especially for Schele_Sjakie, here's confirmation that he's still got all his lockdown hair.
I am in love with Warren Barguil's tricoleur shoes. And look at Quentin Jauregui. Only a Frenchman could carry that look off successfully.
I've had a bee in my bonnet about sunburn/sun damage recently. It worries me that our athletes are storing up problems for the future.
Looking for face masks? I might know a man...
Instagram's algorithm needs some work
Edward Theuns has embraced Tik Tok
Laurens De Vreese isn't just a rap star, you know
This prize looks much better than the Tro-Bro Leon pig
What I want to know is, does Imanol Erviti have a Sheyla Gutiérrez neck warmer?
And does Esteben Chavez have a Fabio Aru mask?
Here's a behind the scenes look at Instagram, featuring a field of cabbages
Cyclists come in many shapes and sizes
Aleksander Vlasov and Eduard Grosu were seen enjoying some pampering
Check out Caleb Ewan's Batmobile
Poor Froome! Geraint Thomas appears to have moved on already
Meanwhile Luke Rowe is tagging Wout Poels in pictures he isn't even in
That's all for now. Enjoy your day!
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2020.04.22 11:09 Fwoggie2 Covid-19 update Wednesday 22nd April

Good morning from the UK. It’s Wednesday 22nd April and today also marks the 50th Earth Day.

Virus news in depth


Air pollution falls by unprecedented levels in major global cities during coronavirus lockdowns - CNN reports that lockdowns restricting travel and industry imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world, new analysis shows. Major cities that suffer from the world's worst air pollution have seen reductions of deadly particulate matter by up to 60% from the previous year, during a three-week lockdowns period. The Indian capital New Delhi -- which frequently tops the world's most polluted city lists -- saw a 60% reduction in PM2.5 levels from March 23 to April 13 from the same period in 2019. Both New Delhi and the country's commercial center Mumbai experienced their best March air quality on record in 2020. During the initial three-week lockdown period, the number of hours rated as "unhealthy" in New Delhi dropped from 68% in 2019 to 17% in 2020. Over the course of Wuhan's 10-week lockdown, the city experienced its cleanest air quality on record for the months of February and March. The average concentration of PM2.5 plunged from 63.2 and 43.9 micrograms per cubic meter in February and March 2019 respectively, to 36.8 and 32.9 in the same months this year. The World Health Organization considers anything above 25 to be unsafe.

Ramadan in a time of plague: 'The best thing is to stay home, stay quiet' - The Guardian points out that the holy month of Ramadan is scheduled to start this week; the ongoing spread of Covid-19 poses unique questions for Muslims around the world, including whether they can access their mosque to pray, whether fasting is still required during a time of plague and whether they can travel home to visit friends and family (such visits are few and far between for many). Many mosques will be closed, the article says including the Ka’bah, the gold-embroidered shrine in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, as well as the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque. Abdullah Abu Galous, a 38-year-old hardware shop owner from the Palestinian city of Ramallah, said it felt as if Ramadan had been cancelled. “I would never have thought that a tiny virus could stop us from celebrating the month of Ramadan. It has held more than one billion Muslims throughout the world hostage,” he said. Meanwhile, several Arab newspapers have carried expert assurances that fasting has not been shown to reduce resistance to the virus. Al-Azhar, Egypt’s top Sunni mosque, said last week that coronavirus could not be used as an excuse not to participate unless it was scientifically established that drinking water helps to ward off the disease.

Virus news in brief


Today’s live blogs are The Guardian, CNN unless otherwise specified















Supply chain news in depth


No takers: Hyundai cars sit in U.S. ports as virus keeps buyers away - While Hyundai is one of few global automakers whose production has recovered at home, its exports optimism has been dampened by the severity of the U.S. outbreak, weak consumer sentiment and as rivals have quickly moved to guard their turf. Consignments of cars shipped from South Korea are now sitting in U.S. ports, with dealers slow to take deliveries because of slumping sales and rising inventory, four people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The company idled a Tucson production line at home last week for five days, while sister firm Kia Motors (000270.KS) is looking to suspend three Korean plants for a week. And analysts now expect a sharp drop in first-quarter operating profit when it reports results on Thursday and some even forecast a second-quarter loss. “I hope that the situation will recover by the middle of next month. If not, we might have to lay off some people,” said Brad Cannon, general manager of an exclusive Hyundai dealership in California, whose sales are down more than 50% from when the pandemic started. Hyundai runs a factory in Alabama - which is closed until May 1 - but imports are key to meet U.S. demand. Only about half of its vehicles sold in the United States are made in North America compared to between 68% and 85% for Japanese rivals Toyota Motor (7203.T), Nissan Motor (7201.T) and Honda Motor (7267.T), who have also suspended production there till May. The South Korean company makes about 61% of its cars overseas, up from 48% a decade ago. That leaves it vulnerable to overseas factory shutdowns and shrinking demand outside of its home market.

Coronavirus pandemic 'will cause famine of biblical proportions' - The Guardian quotes the chief of the UN’s food relief agency who has said that the world is facing widespread famine “of biblical proportions” because of the coronavirus pandemic and that there is only a short time to act before hundreds of millions starve. More than 30 countries in the developing world could experience widespread famine, and in 10 of those countries there are already more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation, said David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Programme. “We are not talking about people going to bed hungry,” he told the Guardian in an interview. “We are talking about extreme conditions, emergency status – people literally marching to the brink of starvation. If we don’t get food to people, people will die.” Covid-19 is likely to be sweeping through the developing world but its spread is hard to gauge. What appears to be certain is that the fragile healthcare systems of scores of developing countries will be unable to cope, and the economic disaster following in the wake of the pandemic will lead to huge strain on resources. “This is truly more than just a pandemic – it is creating a hunger pandemic,” said Beasley. “This is a humanitarian and food catastrophe.” Beasley took his message to the UN security council on Tuesday, warning world leaders that they must act quickly in a fast-deteriorating situation. He urged them to bring forward about $2bn (£1.6bn) of aid that has been pledged, so it can get to the frontline as quickly as possible. Another $350m (£285m) is also needed to set up the logistics network to get food and medical supplies – including personal protective equipment – to where it is needed, including air bridges where ground transport is impossible.

Supply chain news in brief












Good news section


Taxi driver takes stranded student from Spain to Italy free of charge - CNN reports that an Italian student stranded in Spain due to the coronavirus crisis has been driven more than 1,500 kilometers home, free of charge by a taxi driver. Driver Kepa Amantegi, 22, drove Giada Collalto, also 22, from Bilbao, Spain, to Montebello, near Venice, Italy, after a series of unfortunate events left her stuck. Collalto's struggle to find a way back home included hours on the internet and phone calls with the Italian embassy. She managed to purchase a plane ticket from Madrid to Paris, then to Rome and finally to Venice. But on April 8, she found herself navigating more restrictions at the airport of the Spanish capital Madrid, where a flight attendant informed her she wasn't permitted to board. "I was desperate and angry, my parents were worried but couldn't do anything to help me. I called the embassy and they told to me to send an email. All hotels in Madrid were closed, no public transport to go back to Bilbao," she added. A friend of hers knew a taxi driver in Bilbao -- Amantegi -- and contacted him. "He immediately said he was available to come to pick me up and he drove nine hours from Bilbao to Madrid and back," Collalto said. But once she was back in Bilbao, she learned her apartment was no longer available. Amantegi offered to host Collalto in his family home for the night. "I insisted on paying him but he said, 'I don't want to get advantage of you, I see you are in a difficult situation, don't worry about the cost'," Collalto said, adding Amantegi only asked for a reimbursement of expenses for picking her up in Madrid. (Link)

Donations


Several asked if they can send me $/£/€ via Patreon (in some cases because I've saved them time or money, others for no reason at all). I don't need the cash (that's lovely though) but as you may have read above, food bank charities are getting really hit hard with all this panic buying. Please consider giving whatever you'd have given me to a foodbank charity instead:
UK: https://www.trusselltrust.org/
France: https://www.banquealimentaire.org/
Germany: https://www.tafel.de/
Netherlands: https://www.voedselbankennederland.nl/steun-ons/steun-voedselbank-donatie/
Italy: https://www.bancoalimentare.it/it/node/1
Spain: https://www.fesbal.org/
Australia: https://www.foodbank.org.au/
Canada: https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/
USA: https://www.feedingamerica.org/
Thanks in advance for any donations you give. If there's foodbank charities in your country and it's not listed above, please suggest it and I will include it going forward.
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2020.02.19 05:54 ND_PC The r/MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament: Redemption House - Day 23 (Semifinal #2)

Hey, losers! We’re already at the semifinals of the Redemption House! How could this be? It seems like just yesterday that u/HereToTalkTV and u/DurtyMurty11 were the first teams to be double-eliminated and go a very impressive 0-2. But, here we are, with a couple of 4-1 teams and a couple of 3-1 teams going at it in the penultimate round of the Redemption House, or as we who run the Redemption House like to call it, the Redemption House. So come one, come all, and come join us as losers continue to battle head-to-head to fight for redemption, overcoming embarrassing losses, terrifying finals, and (supposed) voter insanity. Things are really heating up, and by the end of the week, we’ll be able to crown MtvChallenge’s best losers! While there will be no re-entry into the Winner’s Bracket, one team (per bracket) will find itself the Ruler of Redemption.
Before we get to the voting, let’s recap last night’s fantasy match-ups.
Real World Bracket
As you’ll see in a moment, it was a tale of two matches yesterday in the Redemption House. This match was decided by just one vote! It could have been yours. Doesn’t that make you feel special?
I, for one, am sad to see Team Backpack exit the tournament. Does CT deserve a semifinal run? No, dammit! He deserves a win, now and always. And what better way to advance to the finals than untangling, memory-ing, puzzling, eating, and running? That is a final tailor-made for a team with both CT and Aviv if you ask me.
I’m glad that RohAn and Gio were able to win this match though because I still feel bad that they lost their main bracket semifinal by one vote. Who knew a team with KellyAnne and Ninja could get so dramatic? Oh, everyone? Oh right.
But truly, I see the Silent Assassins as having a more team-y composition than Team Backpack. CT wasn’t Dad yet, so he and Mike Boise would have been a little too High T for Aviv and Brittini to corral to the extent necessary to tackle all of these puzzling components as a team. I really do understand why the match was this close - both teams have excellent players and a diverse set of skills - but in the end, this one went to u/RohAnTheMaker and u/giogugenishvili. Congrats, guys! And to u/ry-guy2fly, this ends your time here on the MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament. Take care of yourself.
Road Rules Bracket
As I said, yesterday was a tale of two matchups, and Satan’s Asshole made Dustin, Cohutta, Cooke, and Veronica look like Sean Lineker, Derrick H, Big T, and older Veronica. I mean, a 46-point walloping is bad in any sport, whether it be basketball, hearts, or the Challenge fantasy tournament. In the redemption house semifinals, no less! What a team u/hkotila’s got there.
I do want to take this time to congratulate u/appropriatelywhelmed on an impressive run, though. I personally dislike Dustin a lot, but Cohutta, Cooke, and Veronica are all extremely likable players who got about as far as they could’ve hoped for in this tournament.
This final seems super fun, like one I’d want to do in real life and actually expect to complete. To be honest, I’m not sure what it would take to separate yourself from the pack on this final aside from endurance. I suppose people just saw CT and voted for him, or felt bad that they voted against him in the Real World match. I could absolutely see the team of CT, Dan, Mattie, and Amanda working together as a team on this puzzle-piece scavenger hunt and excelling with ease, but truth be told I think Dustin, Cohutta, Cooke, and Veronica would not have fared as poorly as the voters made it seem.
So, to u/hkotila, congratulations on getting a team named Satan’s Asshole into the finals of the loser’s bracket! Dreams do come true. And to u/appropriatelywhelmed, as I said above, I’m really proud of how far your team came. Better luck next time!
Now, let the voting commence!
Real World Bracket
Match: u/BCastle18 vs. u/drgibbons3323’s “Team Walnuts”
Final: The Duel II
Teams
[u/BCastle18]
[u/drgibbons3323] “Team Walnuts”
Winner’s Logic
[u/BCastle18]
  1. Landon in the night elimination against Luke and Ev literally dragged a almost unconscious Carley to a win and in the finals carried Carley up a mountain to get the win over 3 teams that on paper seemed stronger one of which included two top 10 challengers of all time in Kenny and Laurel with the weakest partner. Also did all of this while being respectful and supportive of his partner throughout showing he is very much a great team player.
  2. Only one team was in the main house all season on FR, it was Sylvia and Joss. They won the final endurance purge and won it rather comfortably. Showed that she can keep her composure in their elimination against John/Tony and many even believe that Sylvia and Joss were the rightful winners of FR, they also only lost by 40 seconds even while getting hit with two grenades.
[u/drgibbons3323] “Team Walnuts”
  1. Paulie Calafiore – War of the Worlds I Stats: In Tribunal 6 out of 12 dailies ; Won first Challenge against all Vets ; Eliminated in Final Purge; Eliminated Kam and Ashley C in only elimination Summary: Paulie showed up and showed out throughout the first installment of the War of the Worlds. Placing in the top of 6 of the 12 dailies and controlling his own destiny throughout the season. He showed great bouts of cardio, puzzle solving, and food eating throughout his challenge history up to this point. Was eliminated in the final purge due to diving into the water headfirst and stunning himself, he was unable to complete what is normally a walk in the park and was eliminated prior to the final. Paulie is an awesome finals teammate if paired with the correct people, we saw what happened when Natalie ruined the first day for them in final reckoning. He excelled in all challenges throughout WOTW1 and was a finals threat (Turbo would have still won) but he has shown he is no slouch. He is determined to never quit even if his body would like him too. His puzzle solving is top of the line and he could carry any team in a puzzle checkpoint of a final to a sweet sweet victory.
  2. CJ Koegel – Battle of the Seasons 2 Stats: Won 2 of 6 dailies ; Beat roided out Zach in a Hall Brawl Elimination (Eliminated due to Jasmine being blanked) Summary: Lets be honest, CJ was never going to win battle of the seasons II with the teammates he was put with. But they still managed to win two daily challenges and he is one of the few to best Zach in anything physical. CJ was a physical specimen with the tenacity of a warrior who was unfortunately paired with a lackluster team in BOTS2. However, it was shown that he is an absolute team player and has the knowledge and strength to run a final. He is most known for besting Zach Nichols 3-2 in a Hall Brawl elimination (Winning the first round 2-0) when Zach was at his biggest by using extremely smart strategy to outsmart the behemoth who is no mental slouch himself. CJ deserved to be on more challenges after quitting after two challenges, he was not one for drama but in the right team would dominate in a final.
  3. Paula “Walnuts” “Iron Stomach” Meronek – Rivals II Stats: RIVALS II CHAMP; Won 6 out of 10 dailies; No eliminations this season Summary: Paula along with her partner Emily put together one of the most dominant seasons in Challenge history. Winning 6 out of the 10 dailies and only being in “trouble” to go to elimination by virtue of being voted in one time. But they managed to avoid elimination throughout the entire season. The Rivals II final consisted of Cardio, puzzles, eating disgusting dishes, strength, and more cardio. Paula and Emily fell behind early through the first two stages, but then the “Iron Stomach” showed everybody who deserved to win that final. She absolutely housed the eating portion of the final, and the rest is history. Paula and Emily went on to win Rivals II and Paula walked off into the sunset a 2-time champ. Paula was always known for being a finals threat. She wasn’t the greatest at eliminations but there was no true threat for her to be in an elimination throughout the entirety of Rivals 2. With her top of the line cardio, her insane eating prowess, and her determination of a champion, Paula is an ideal teammate to have in a final.
  4. Tori “The New Choo-Choo” Deal – War of the Worlds 2 Stats: Purged out in the puzzle portion of the final ; Won 9 out of 14 dailies ; 2 elimination wins Summary: CHOO CHOO! The Tori Train is on the tracks and is prepared to take down anyone in a final. With her incredible endurance throughout the season and unwavering confidence, anybody is lucky to have Tori on their team in a final. She absolutely housed anybody put in front of her and was known for being the first person to turncoat in WOTW2. She absolutely destroyed a physical specimen in Jenny West in a physical elimination. Her finals performance was one for the books until a stroke of genius from Dee and Rogan purged her out at the last minute. Team UK was destined for victory no matter who were the top 4 from that purge. Tori was known for having a god like endurance and relentless grit during WOTW2. She was highly regarded as the best female that was on the show with her cardio, swimming prowess, and overall above average intelligence. A puzzle did her in at the last possible second of the final but she showed that she was never going to quit and I am convinced she could have carried the gurney all 16 miles if needed. All in, she is one of the best overall females to compete throughout the Challenge history and she will come back to prove that.
The Duel II Final Description
Thank you to u/ry-guy2fly for the deets! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are just 2 fly.
Road Rules Bracket
Match: u/phillyfly11’s “CJ’s Angels” vs. u/wade5554’s “You Cannot Copy My Walk”
Final: Free Agents
Teams
[u/phillyfly11] “CJ’s Angels”
[u/wade5554] “You Cannot Copy My Walk”
Winner’s Logic
[u/phillyfly11] “CJ’s Angels”
  1. Emily Schromm, Rivals 2: In the wise words of the Godfather Mark Long, “She competes like a dude.” The most physically fit female competitor ,Emily dominated Rivals 2 with 6 daily wins en route to winning the season.
  2. Ashley Kelsey, Invasions: I chose this version of Ashley because she was in better physical shape and has running and winning a final experience and a great team player.
  3. CJ Koegel, Battle of the Seasons 2: Was the Leader of Team Cancun that won 2 dailies and was a part of the major alliance. He proved his ability to think on his feet and his physical strength by defeating Roided up Zach in his HALL BRAWL heat.
  4. Mike Boise, Bloodlines: One of the top performers the entire season, he proved that he wasn’t afraid of any task, asking multiple times to get thrown into elimination and that he has a killer mindset during competition."
[u/wade5554] “You Cannot Copy My Walk”
  1. Turbo’s biggest strength is his endurance and heart. He was able to win the longest and arguably most difficult final ever. He will give his team everything he has and push his body to the limits. He did well in puzzles, finishing fourth in the purge, as well as winning the daily where they were spinning in the plane and had to solve the puzzle. His swimming ability could be called into question because it was not shown, but based off his other abilities I would say he is an average swimmer. He ate one plate during the eating portion, but with the amount of heart he has I think he could compete with the best in an eating final. All in all he is a well rounded competitor that is elite in endurance.
  2. Jenny has been underrated by many people because of the fashion in which she lost the hall brawl against Tori. She obviously has never played any contact sports growing up so she did not know how to play that elimination. But looking back to some of the dailies she was clearly the best runner as well as swimmer on the women’s side of the UK team. I think as far as endurance running and swimming she is right up there with the Laurel and Emily’s of the challenge. She may be slightly below elite tier because of the unknown. She absolutely beasted the puzzle against Nicole Bass, but it is hard to tell how quickly she finished because Nicole basically quit. She had shown to be a really good teammate and always keep a good composure under pressure. She has never run a final or done an eating challenge but it is safe to say that she would be very strong in both based off her training and performance in dailies.
  3. Da’Vonne’s strength is puzzles. She absolutely demolished the purge, and also showed she was strong in puzzles on Final Reckoning. She is super underrated in strength and conditioning. In most possibly the hardest daily on the season, her and Wes won the challenge where they had to drag the metal to the dumpsters and weigh them. (The challenge where Ninja freaked out on Turbo). Wes was upset when he got stuck with Da’Vonne and she beasted it and won. Also, Bear quit on her in the other endurance daily with the tires, yet she kept going. She may not be in the best shape but she will never quit or hold her team back. She is also a very strong vocal leader, which is important to have in team finals. Also, she is the QUEEN of the challenge, if the other people let her make a final someday, she will for sure win it.
  4. Adam was a very solid competitor. He won three eliminations in his six episode stint on the show. He was able to beat Dustin and Jessica in a physical climbing elimination, John and Simone in a eating competition, and Knight and Jemmye in a strength challenge. He did all of this with Brittany as his partner, who was not very good at any of the challenges they did. He never did any swimming so that is an unknown that some people may hold against him, but I am pretty confident he can swim better than the other teams weaker swimmers. Again he won an eating elimination, and was in fantastic shape on his season, so the endurance should be no problem for him. He did not have high tolerance for people that were weak performers but in a stacked team like he is on for this he would be willing to put his ego aside and compete as a team to win.
Free Agents Final Description - thanks to u/goddamnsundayscaries for the excellent description!
Which of these teams deserves to move on in our quest to discover The Challenge Fantasy Tournament’s Biggest Loser? You decide.
VOTE HERE!
Voting ends at 10 PM EST Wednesday, February 19.
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2020.02.18 04:44 honestkodaline Fantasy Tournament - Day 30 (FINAL FOUR)

Welcome to the MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, teams have battled the elements, grueling physical challenges, and my personal insults to get to this moment: THE FINAL FOUR! To those who made it: congratulations! And to those who didn't: at least we all had fun, and now we're the deciding votes for the winner of this thing! They are putty in our hands.
Here's what went down yesterday...
The Real World bracket - u/RohAnTheMaker, u/giogugenishvili's "The Silent Assassins" vs. u/ND_PC, u/MandyMTV, u/albemarie's "It's a Marathon, Not a Race"; S13: The Duel
It's a Marathon, Not a Race - 72
The Silent Assassins - 71
OH. MY. GOD.
In the closest race of the tournament so far, It's a Marathon SQUEAKS to the final. Who said Kyle wasn't an asset? His penalty kicks were cultivated in the fields of England and Ireland. He has soccer in his blood. You think he's going to lose to the likes of Ninja and Alton?
(Here's live footage of Alton and Ninja trying to kick a soccer ball.).
Jokes aside, my heart is broken for u/RohAnTheMaker and u/giogugenishvili - you both crafted one of the best teams in this tournament, and Final Four is nothing to be ashamed of! You're off to the loser's bracket, where I dare say you have a VERY good chance for the title.
The Road Rules bracket - u/appropriatelywhelmed vs. u/cleanandburke's "Smash Your Team and Eat It"; S19: Fresh Meat II
Smash Your Team and Eat It - 83
u/appropriatelywhelmed - 60
Unfortunately, Dustin and Cohutta were no match for Derrick and... Derrick. (I'm assuming MJ just sat down and let his team run this without him, since he would have been a total hindrance.) u/appropriatelywhelmed's team needed a puzzler, and while Cooke has many a strength, mental fortitude is not one of them.
Congratulations, u/cleanandburke, u/ND_PC, u/MandyMTV, and u/albemarie (wherever you may be)! You're all going to the final, and I'm living out my dream of being T.J.
u/RohAnTheMaker, u/giogugenishvili, and u/appropriatelywhelmed - take care of yourselves. I'm sure we'll see you again soon. This ends your time on The Challenge Fantasy Tournament.
(Except you're all competing in today's loser's round, so [get over there and vote]( .)
Now let's get to today's vote!
REAL WORLD BRACKET - u/SweatySpaghetti94 vs. u/drgibbons3323's "Team Walnuts"; S20: Cutthroat
u/SweatySpaghetti94: Wes Bergmann (Rivals II), Devin Walker (Vendettas), Georgia Harrison (War of the Worlds I), Dee Nguyen (War of the Worlds II)
Team Walnuts: Paulie Calafiore (War of the Worlds), CJ Koegel (Battle of the Seasons II), Paula Meronek (Rivals II), Tori Deal (War of the Worlds II)
What the final entailed:
Why you should vote for u/SweatySpaghetti94, in the wise words of u/honestkodaline: You've voted foagainst this team many times before, so I'm sure you know the deal. Wes does Wes things. Devin also does Wes things. Georgia and Dee will follow Wes' lead, and look cute while doing it. Georgia was practically born for this challenge. Do you know how easy she'd be to carry around in a stretcher?
Hmm. I'm not thrilled about how that sentence turned out. Hopefully I'm not on a watchlist somewhere.
Why you should vote for Team Walnuts: Paulie Calafiore – War of the Worlds I Stats: In Tribunal 6 out of 12 dailies ; Won first Challenge against all Vets ; Eliminated in Final Purge; Eliminated Kam and Ashley C in only elimination Summary: Paulie showed up and showed out throughout the first installment of the War of the Worlds. Placing in the top of 6 of the 12 dailies and controlling his own destiny throughout the season. He showed great bouts of cardio, puzzle solving, and food eating throughout his challenge history up to this point. Was eliminated in the final purge due to diving into the water headfirst and stunning himself, he was unable to complete what is normally a walk in the park and was eliminated prior to the final. Paulie is an awesome finals teammate if paired with the correct people, we saw what happened when Natalie ruined the first day for them in final reckoning. He excelled in all challenges throughout WOTW1 and was a finals threat (Turbo would have still won) but he has shown he is no slouch. He is determined to never quit even if his body would like him too. His puzzle solving is top of the line and he could carry any team in a puzzle checkpoint of a final to a sweet sweet victory.
CJ Koegel – Battle of the Seasons 2 Stats: Won 2 of 6 dailies ; Beat roided out Zach in a Hall Brawl Elimination (Eliminated due to Jasmine being blanked) Summary: Lets be honest, CJ was never going to win battle of the seasons II with the teammates he was put with. But they still managed to win two daily challenges and he is one of the few to best Zach in anything physical. CJ was a physical specimen with the tenacity of a warrior who was unfortunately paired with a lackluster team in BOTS2. However, it was shown that he is an absolute team player and has the knowledge and strength to run a final. He is most known for besting Zach Nichols 3-2 in a Hall Brawl elimination (Winning the first round 2-0) when Zach was at his biggest by using extremely smart strategy to outsmart the behemoth who is no mental slouch himself. CJ deserved to be on more challenges after quitting after two challenges, he was not one for drama but in the right team would dominate in a final.
Paula “Walnuts” “Iron Stomach” Meronek – Rivals II Stats: RIVALS II CHAMP; Won 6 out of 10 dailies; No eliminations this season Summary: Paula along with her partner Emily put together one of the most dominant seasons in Challenge history. Winning 6 out of the 10 dailies and only being in “trouble” to go to elimination by virtue of being voted in one time. But they managed to avoid elimination throughout the entire season. The Rivals II final consisted of Cardio, puzzles, eating disgusting dishes, strength, and more cardio. Paula and Emily fell behind early through the first two stages, but then the “Iron Stomach” showed everybody who deserved to win that final. She absolutely housed the eating portion of the final, and the rest is history. Paula and Emily went on to win Rivals II and Paula walked off into the sunset a 2-time champ. Paula was always known for being a finals threat. She wasn’t the greatest at eliminations but there was no true threat for her to be in an elimination throughout the entirety of Rivals 2. With her top of the line cardio, her insane eating prowess, and her determination of a champion, Paula is an ideal teammate to have in a final.
Tori “The New Choo-Choo” Deal – War of the Worlds 2 Stats: Purged out in the puzzle portion of the final ; Won 9 out of 14 dailies ; 2 elimination wins Summary: CHOO CHOO! The Tori Train is on the tracks and is prepared to take down anyone in a final. With her incredible endurance throughout the season and unwavering confidence, anybody is lucky to have Tori on their team in a final. She absolutely housed anybody put in front of her and was known for being the first person to turncoat in WOTW2. She absolutely destroyed a physical specimen in Jenny West in a physical elimination. Her finals performance was one for the books until a stroke of genius from Dee and Rogan purged her out at the last minute. Team UK was destined for victory no matter who were the top 4 from that purge. Tori was known for having a god like endurance and relentless grit during WOTW2. She was highly regarded as the best female that was on the show with her cardio, swimming prowess, and overall above average intelligence. A puzzle did her in at the last possible second of the final but she showed that she was never going to quit and I am convinced she could have carried the gurney all 16 miles if needed. All in, she is one of the best overall females to compete throughout the Challenge history and she will come back to prove that.
ROAD RULES BRACKET: u/OkonkwoTheCat's "Toxic - Britney Spears" vs. u/wade5554's "You Cannot Copy My Walk"; S25: Free Agents
Toxic - Britney Spears: Zach Nichols (Vendettas), Adam King (Rivals I), Nicole Zanatta (Invasion of the Champions), Brittini Sherrod (Duel II)
You Cannot Copy My Walk: Turabi "Turbo" Camkiran (War of the Worlds I), Adam Kuhn (Battle of the Exes II), Jenny West (War of the Worlds II), Da'Vonne Rogers (War of the Worlds I)
What the final entailed -
  1. Race out to the middle of the river, grab the boat, Kayak down the river in pairs, average time to finish 40min-1hour
  2. 10k run, 2,000 ft elevation increase, run up the trail where a puzzle with cities across the world needs to be put in order from the most northern point to the southern part, average time: 1 hour 20 min - 1 hour 34 min
  3. Race up the trail/ huge mountain, elevation increases, 2hr 20 min- 2hr 52 min
  4. Camp - bike 25 miles on stationary bike before you can sleep for the night, average time 1hr -31 min, Devyn finished 2:45 min
  5. ~4 ish hours of sleep for competitors
  6. Final stage- climb a volcano with ice picks and snow boots (snowy conditions) tap the flag at the top, time stopped, air thin/elevation increases, average time 2hr-3hr, Devyn finished 4 1/2 hours
(Thanks to u/goddamnsundayscaries for this summary!)
Why you should vote for "Toxic - Britney Spears": Another team that you've voted for many a time, though I won't pretend to understand why. The biggest blessing for Team Toxic this round is that there are no puzzles in this final. (Though there were several puzzles in their last final, and somehow a team with NICOLE. ADAM KING. And ZACH. Still made it here. I mean, clearly I don't need to write anything. People will vote for this team regardless of logic and reason.
But as there are no puzzles, this time is a serious threat. Zach has been known to gas out on a mountain, but we've never seen Adam King attempt it, so don't rule Zach out. And he's working with one of the strongest girls in the game (plus Brittini Sherrod). If we're not careful, this team just might shimmy their way to the finals.
Why you should vote for "You Cannot Copy My Walk": Turbo- Turbo’s biggest strength is his endurance and heart. He was able to win the longest and arguably most difficult final ever. He will give his team everything he has and push his body to the limits. He did well in puzzles, finishing fourth in the purge, as well as winning the daily where they were spinning in the plane and had to solve the puzzle. His swimming ability could be called into question because it was not shown, but based off his other abilities I would say he is an average swimmer. He ate one plate during the eating portion, but with the amount of heart he has I think he could compete with the best in an eating final. All in all he is a well rounded competitor that is elite in endurance.
Jenny- Jenny has been underrated by many people because of the fashion in which she lost the hall brawl against Tori. She obviously has never played any contact sports growing up so she did not know how to play that elimination. But looking back to some of the dailies she was clearly the best runner as well as swimmer on the women’s side of the UK team. I think as far as endurance running and swimming she is right up there with the Laurel and Emily’s of the challenge. She may be slightly below elite tier because of the unknown. She absolutely beasted the puzzle against Nicole Bass, but it is hard to tell how quickly she finished because Nicole basically quit. She had shown to be a really good teammate and always keep a good composure under pressure. She has never run a final or done an eating challenge but it is safe to say that she would be very strong in both based off her training and performance in dailies.
Da’Vonne- Da’Vonne’s strength is puzzles. She absolutely demolished the purge, and also showed she was strong in puzzles on Final Reckoning. She is super underrated in strength and conditioning. In most possibly the hardest daily on the season, her and Wes won the challenge where they had to drag the metal to the dumpsters and weigh them. (The challenge where Ninja freaked out on Turbo). Wes was upset when he got stuck with Da’Vonne and she beasted it and won. Also, Bear quit on her in the other endurance daily with the tires, yet she kept going. She may not be in the best shape but she will never quit or hold her team back. She is also a very strong vocal leader, which is important to have in team finals. Also, she is the QUEEN of the challenge, if the other people let her make a final someday, she will for sure win it.
Adam- Adam was a very solid competitor. He won three eliminations in his six episode stint on the show. He was able to beat Dustin and Jessica in a physical climbing elimination, John and Simone in a eating competition, and Knight and Jemmye in a strength challenge. He did all of this with Brittany as his partner, who was not very good at any of the challenges they did. He never did any swimming so that is an unknown that some people may hold against him, but I am pretty confident he can swim better than the other teams weaker swimmers. Again he won an eating elimination, and was in fantastic shape on his season, so the endurance should be no problem for him. He did not have high tolerance for people that were weak performers but in a stacked team like he is on for this he would be willing to put his ego aside and compete as a team to win.
So which of these teams deserves to move ahead? You decide!
VOTE HERE.
Voting will close at 10pm EST, 2/18. So quit wasting time and get to it! After today's vote, we will be down to our final 2 teams in each bracket. TENSIONS ARE HIGH, Y'ALL. BLOOD PRESSURE IS RISING. PAULIE IS QUAKING IN HIS BOOKS. Go vote.
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2020.02.13 04:19 honestkodaline Fantasy Tournament - DAY 28 (Round of 8)

Welcome to the MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, teams have battled the elements, grueling physical challenges, and my personal insults to survive to the Elite Eight! To those who made it: congratulations! And to those who didn't: We can't really trust the voters around here, anyway, because they voted against Evelyn Smith in round two and don't know what's good for them.
So here are the results from yesterday:
The Real World Bracket - u/SweatySpaghetti94 vs. u/ry-guy2fly; Battle of the Bloodlines final
SweatySpaghetti94 - 69
ry-guy2fly - 58
Well, it's official. We have this sub's final answer: Wes is better than CT, all logic be damned.
(Though to be fair, in the words of the wise and gracious u/priorsloth, we might as well all have rolled the dice for this final, because there's no way in hell we could know who would win this.)
u/ry-guy2fly, I'm heartbroken for you. Though in this painful moment, I must remind you of the first drafting round, where I expressed surprise that you picked CT before Wes. And remember your response?
Anyway, let's not dwell on your despair. Congratulations, u/SweatySpaghetti94! See you in the Final Four!
ROAD RULES BRACKET u/dirtykilla36 vs. u/OkonkwoTheCat's "Toxic - Britney Spears"; Inferno 3 final
Toxic - Britney Spears - 66
u/dirtykilla36 - 61
Guys.
GUYS.
This final has - count them with me - SEVEN puzzles to complete. Nicole can't even count to seven. Zach would lose his mind at every single person on his team, and I'm talking full batshit-crazy. Where is u/MandyMTV to talk shit about Adam King when we need her? MANDY, ADAM IS WINNING THINGS, AND IT'S NOT FAIR.
We think that Zach is going to beat Wes in a final with SEVEN puzzles. Really? The Real World bracket has Wes beating CT, but here he's going to lose to ZACH? Nah.
(Are my complaints housed in lingering resentment that my team was eliminated two rounds ago? Probably. Will I stop making these resentful complaints? Probably not.)
So that's the end of the road for u/ry-guy2fly and u/dirtykilla36 - EXCEPT IT'S NOT. The loser's bracket is WELL underway. GET OVER THERE AND VOTE!
Now, for today's vote!
REAL WORLD BRACKET - u/dolfan2354 vs. u/drgibbons3323's "Team Walnuts" ; S25: Free Agents
u/dolfan2354: Derrick Kosinski (The Ruins), Nehemiah Clark (Rivals I), Veronica Portillo (The Inferno), Amanda Garcia (Final Reckoning)
"Team Walnuts": Paulie Calafiore (War of the Worlds), CJ Koegel (Battle of the Seasons II), Paula Meronek (Rivals II), Tori Deal (War of the Worlds II)
What the final entailed: 1. Pairs - Race out to the middle of the river, grab the boat, Kayak down the river in pairs, average time to finish 40min-1hour
  1. Pairs- 10k run, 2,000 ft elevation increase, run up the trail where a puzzle with cities across the world needs to be put in order from the most northern point to the southern part, average time: 1 hour 20 min - 1 hour 34 min
  2. Race up the trail/ huge mountain, elevation increases, 2hr 20 min- 2hr 52 min
  3. Camp - bike 25 miles on stationary bike before you can sleep for the night, average time 1hr -31 min, Devyn finished 2:45 min
  4. ~4 ish hours of sleep for competitors 6. Final stage- climb a volcano with ice picks and snow boots (snowy conditions) tap the flag at the top, time stopped, air thin/elevation increases. Average time 2hr-3hr, Devyn finished 4 1/2 hours
(Thanks to u/goddamnsundayscaries for this summary, complete with estimated completion times! You the best!)
Why you should vote for u/dolfan2354: Derrick K- Arguably one of the best players in eliminations due to his tenacity. Always will compete has a never say quit attitude as evidenced multiple time. Is a multi time champion and has the cardio to crush any final. Is aware of shortcomings and is willing to sit back in puzzles and let those strong on his team due their thing. Is ready to crush any final!
Veronica- Forgotten how dominant she was in her prime is a 3x champion who got better every season she was on. Won 4 life savers on the inferno. Has no glaring weakness is a strong female who is smart at puzzles and has the cardio to keep up with her team while also being able to mentally break her opponents!
Amanda- Is a very loyal player and will compete as hard as she can in anything she does while also making sure her voice is heard. Arguably the best player in the lavender ladies. In invasion she showed how dominate she is at puzzles by solving her puzzle in minutes during the blood bath while other players were at it for an hour. Has the strength to pull her weight on any challenge. Has shown she is in great shape and has never shown signs that she would struggle with a final.
Nehemiah- Is an all around player and is a 1x champion. Came into rivals shredded and in the best shape he has ever been in. Was carrying his team with an overweight Evan and proved that he is capable to run a final and compete to win. Has the body size to providee the muscle and really crush anything while also having a good mind when it comes to the tough aspect of using your brain.
Why you should vote for Team Walnuts: Paulie Calafiore – War of the Worlds I Stats: In Tribunal 6 out of 12 dailies ; Won first Challenge against all Vets ; Eliminated in Final Purge; Eliminated Kam and Ashley C in only elimination Summary: Paulie showed up and showed out throughout the first installment of the War of the Worlds. Placing in the top of 6 of the 12 dailies and controlling his own destiny throughout the season. He showed great bouts of cardio, puzzle solving, and food eating throughout his challenge history up to this point. Was eliminated in the final purge due to diving into the water headfirst and stunning himself, he was unable to complete what is normally a walk in the park and was eliminated prior to the final. Paulie is an awesome finals teammate if paired with the correct people, we saw what happened when Natalie ruined the first day for them in final reckoning. He excelled in all challenges throughout WOTW1 and was a finals threat (Turbo would have still won) but he has shown he is no slouch. He is determined to never quit even if his body would like him too. His puzzle solving is top of the line and he could carry any team in a puzzle checkpoint of a final to a sweet sweet victory.
CJ Koegel – Battle of the Seasons 2 Stats: Won 2 of 6 dailies ; Beat roided out Zach in a Hall Brawl Elimination (Eliminated due to Jasmine being blanked) Summary: Lets be honest, CJ was never going to win battle of the seasons II with the teammates he was put with. But they still managed to win two daily challenges and he is one of the few to best Zach in anything physical. CJ was a physical specimen with the tenacity of a warrior who was unfortunately paired with a lackluster team in BOTS2. However, it was shown that he is an absolute team player and has the knowledge and strength to run a final. He is most known for besting Zach Nichols 3-2 in a Hall Brawl elimination (Winning the first round 2-0) when Zach was at his biggest by using extremely smart strategy to outsmart the behemoth who is no mental slouch himself. CJ deserved to be on more challenges after quitting after two challenges, he was not one for drama but in the right team would dominate in a final.
Paula “Walnuts” “Iron Stomach” Meronek – Rivals II Stats: RIVALS II CHAMP; Won 6 out of 10 dailies; No eliminations this season Summary: Paula along with her partner Emily put together one of the most dominant seasons in Challenge history. Winning 6 out of the 10 dailies and only being in “trouble” to go to elimination by virtue of being voted in one time. But they managed to avoid elimination throughout the entire season. The Rivals II final consisted of Cardio, puzzles, eating disgusting dishes, strength, and more cardio. Paula and Emily fell behind early through the first two stages, but then the “Iron Stomach” showed everybody who deserved to win that final. She absolutely housed the eating portion of the final, and the rest is history. Paula and Emily went on to win Rivals II and Paula walked off into the sunset a 2-time champ. Paula was always known for being a finals threat. She wasn’t the greatest at eliminations but there was no true threat for her to be in an elimination throughout the entirety of Rivals 2. With her top of the line cardio, her insane eating prowess, and her determination of a champion, Paula is an ideal teammate to have in a final.
Tori “The New Choo-Choo” Deal – War of the Worlds 2 Stats: Purged out in the puzzle portion of the final ; Won 9 out of 14 dailies ; 2 elimination wins Summary: CHOO CHOO! The Tori Train is on the tracks and is prepared to take down anyone in a final. With her incredible endurance throughout the season and unwavering confidence, anybody is lucky to have Tori on their team in a final. She absolutely housed anybody put in front of her and was known for being the first person to turncoat in WOTW2. She absolutely destroyed a physical specimen in Jenny West in a physical elimination. Her finals performance was one for the books until a stroke of genius from Dee and Rogan purged her out at the last minute. Team UK was destined for victory no matter who were the top 4 from that purge. Tori was known for having a god like endurance and relentless grit during WOTW2. She was highly regarded as the best female that was on the show with her cardio, swimming prowess, and overall above average intelligence. A puzzle did her in at the last possible second of the final but she showed that she was never going to quit and I am convinced she could have carried the gurney all 16 miles if needed. All in, she is one of the best overall females to compete throughout the Challenge history and she will come back to prove that.
ROAD RULES BRACKET: u/wade5554's "You Cannot Copy My Walk vs. u/hkotila's "Satan's Asshole"; Battle of the Exes II
You Cannot Copy My Walk: Turabi "Turbo" Camkiran (War of the Worlds I), Adam Kuhn (Battle of the Exes II), Jenny West (War of the Worlds II), Da'Vonne Rogers (War of the Worlds I)
Satan's Asshole: Chris "C.T." Tamburello (Rivals I), Dan Setzler (Battle of the Sexes II), Amanda Garcia (Final Reckoning), Mattie Lynn Breaux (War of the Worlds I)
What the final entailed: Final location: Norway
Objective: Perform certain tasks at certain checkpoints in order to make it to Mount Slogan.
Checkpoint One: Kayak the Fjord Jump from a helicopter and swim to shore. The distance isn’t specified, but it’s the furthest Leroy’s ever swum, so maybe 20 feet? Then kayak to the second objective.
(This has nothing to do with the final — but damn is Jenna’s kayaking form hilarious. Her kayak DOES NOT EVEN GO IN THE WATER. Help.)
After kayaking, change and run another undisclosed distance to checkpoint two. (If necessary, hop off the road to take a shit. No judgment here.)
Checkpoint Two: Mind Games Unscramble the five-word sentence to continue on. (Bonus points if you yell “AHHH I LOVE WORD GAMES!” and dance in a circle before completing this objective. Queen shit.)
After the puzzle, run some distance alongside cows and sheep to the next checkpoint. Checkpoint Three: Don’t Flip Your Lid To pay this toll, you must flip a lid from the edge of your table and try to cover each glass. To begin, each person must drink one full glass of fish eggs and juice. You get three tries to flip each lid, and if you fail, you must drink another full glass.
After downing the drinks, run to checkpoint four. Along the way, you must pick up 5 rocks and carry them to the next checkpoint.
Checkpoint Four: Get Your Rocks Off
(Inappropriate, MTV.)
You must stand behind the line and toss 5 rocks into the hole in order to move on. You must alternate throws. If you miss, you must run back to the rock pile, collect more rocks, and try again until you land 5 total. Couples must consume a tube of local caviar before beginning each round.
(Sarah: “A whole TUBE? We just ate the parent, and now they’re making us eat the child?!”)
Once you’ve landed all 5, or 30 minutes has passed by, run to the next checkpoint. Along the way, stop and pick up bikes.
Shockingly, we’re not told how far they had to bike, either. It made about 20 seconds of airtime, so it couldn’t have been too far, right?
Rest Stop: You must take your place together either on top of your team bed or within your team zone. The team zone is by the fire, while the bed is cold. (Ten degrees, y’all! You’re surrounded by glaciers! It’s COLD!)
In the morning, it’s time to scale Mount Slogan. The peak is 5,200 feet. The team in the lead gets a five-minute lead. Keep in the mind that you’ve eaten nothing since fish guts and caviar, which you’ve already thrown up, and you’ve had no sleep in 24 hours. Ready for an eight hour climb? First to the peak wins!
Why you should vote for You Cannot Copy My Walk: Turbo- Turbo’s biggest strength is his endurance and heart. He was able to win the longest and arguably most difficult final ever. He will give his team everything he has and push his body to the limits. He did well in puzzles, finishing fourth in the purge, as well as winning the daily where they were spinning in the plane and had to solve the puzzle. His swimming ability could be called into question because it was not shown, but based off his other abilities I would say he is an average swimmer. He ate one plate during the eating portion, but with the amount of heart he has I think he could compete with the best in an eating final. All in all he is a well rounded competitor that is elite in endurance.
Jenny- Jenny has been underrated by many people because of the fashion in which she lost the hall brawl against Tori. She obviously has never played any contact sports growing up so she did not know how to play that elimination. But looking back to some of the dailies she was clearly the best runner as well as swimmer on the women’s side of the UK team. I think as far as endurance running and swimming she is right up there with the Laurel and Emily’s of the challenge. She may be slightly below elite tier because of the unknown. She absolutely beasted the puzzle against Nicole Bass, but it is hard to tell how quickly she finished because Nicole basically quit. She had shown to be a really good teammate and always keep a good composure under pressure. She has never run a final or done an eating challenge but it is safe to say that she would be very strong in both based off her training and performance in dailies.
Da’Vonne- Da’Vonne’s strength is puzzles. She absolutely demolished the purge, and also showed she was strong in puzzles on Final Reckoning. She is super underrated in strength and conditioning. In most possibly the hardest daily on the season, her and Wes won the challenge where they had to drag the metal to the dumpsters and weigh them. (The challenge where Ninja freaked out on Turbo). Wes was upset when he got stuck with Da’Vonne and she beasted it and won. Also, Bear quit on her in the other endurance daily with the tires, yet she kept going. She may not be in the best shape but she will never quit or hold her team back. She is also a very strong vocal leader, which is important to have in team finals. Also, she is the QUEEN of the challenge, if the other people let her make a final someday, she will for sure win it.
Adam- Adam was a very solid competitor. He won three eliminations in his six episode stint on the show. He was able to beat Dustin and Jessica in a physical climbing elimination, John and Simone in a eating competition, and Knight and Jemmye in a strength challenge. He did all of this with Brittany as his partner, who was not very good at any of the challenges they did. He never did any swimming so that is an unknown that some people may hold against him, but I am pretty confident he can swim better than the other teams weaker swimmers. Again he won an eating elimination, and was in fantastic shape on his season, so the endurance should be no problem for him. He did not have high tolerance for people that were weak performers but in a stacked team like he is on for this he would be willing to put his ego aside and compete as a team to win.
Why you should vote for Satan's Asshole: Well, they have C.T.
CT: CHOO CHOO
Dan: One of the top two performing males on this season which included Mark Long, Abe, The Miz, Derrick, and Brad... Also: https://medium.com/@shmalvey7/the-greatest-male-players-in-challenge-history-17-dan-setzler-75b8100f98a1
Amanda: Solid at most aspects of the game, IMO probably the second-best puzzle solver to appear on the challenge.
Mattie: Top 3 most physically imposing females to be cast behind Laural and Late career Emily. A lot of shit has been talked on here about her stamina. Just remember, wherever you have Mattie ranked on endurance Georgia needs to be behind her. Plus she ran like 16-20 miles on a sand dune and was keeping pace with Cara during that time. Most finals don't even have a course even close to as brutal as that final meaning she will do fine on every other final
So which of these teams deserves to move ahead? You decide!
VOTE HERE.
Voting will close at 10pm EST, 2/13. So quit wasting time and get to it!
PSA:
NEXT WEEK IS THE FINAL WEEK OF THIS TOURNAMENT! We have been through the highest highs (me winning the first round) and the lowest lows (me losing the second round). We have seen and done it all. I feel bonded to you all in ways that words cannot describe, and in equal measure, I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS TO END SO I CAN HAVE FREE TIME AGAIN.
Here's how it will work:
We'll have our rounds for the Final Four on 2/17 and 2/18. Then the final two in each bracket will face off on 2/19, with the Absolute End-All-Be-All MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament Championship taking place on 2/20! WOW THE EXCITEMENT.
So here are the matchups:
The Real World bracket
February 17 - /RohAnTheMaker, u/giogugenishvili's "The Silent Assassins" vs. u/ND_PC, u/MandyMTV, u/albemarie's "It's a Marathon, Not a Race"; S13: The Duel
February 18 - u/SweatySpaghetti94 vs. the winner of u/dolfan2354 / u/drgibbons3323's "Team Walnuts"; S20: Cutthroat
The Road Rules bracket:
February 17 - u/appropriatelywhelmed vs. u/cleanandburke's "Smash Your Team and Eat It"; S19: Fresh Meat II
February 18 - u/OkonkwoTheCat's "Toxic - Britney Spears" vs. the winner of u/wade5554's "You Cannot Copy My Walk / u/hkotila's "Satan's Asshole"; S25: Free Agents
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2020.02.05 15:13 NovaRogue Fantasy Tournament - Day 23 (Round of 16)

Guess who’s back in the house, heels click-clackin’ about.
Welcome to the MtvChallenge Fantasy Tournament! For the past month, teams have battled the elements, grueling physical challenges, and u/honestkodaline's personal insults to survive to the second round. To those who made it: 'grats! And to those who didn't (like me): democracy sucks and victims aren't we all. There's always the Redemption House bracket, everyone's fave feature, so fret not.
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So what happened in yesterday's vote? What's the T Christine?
Queen Katie Doyle didn’t come to make friends, she came to eliminate men in Infernos, put Mexican Bengay on her armpits, and provide iconic (but expletive-filled) quotes. She dragged her ragtag team to a victory in the actual Inferno 1 final, because she was the only one who remembered the previous players that season – even though there were only EIGHT that went home. Unfortunately, in this fantasy final, Aviv Melmod is on the other team and can solve puzzles AND run faster than Sweet Angel Miss Doyle. Plus CT housed 100 of those taquitos in 3 minutes (he thought there was an extra 0 on the sign), and Brittini and Mike were excellent supporting players. u/ry-guy2fly wins Real World with 91 votes to u/mthompson22599’s 65. Sorry boo :(
For RR, just like yesterday, it was a closer vote. The Toxic team would’ve lived up to its name and had atrocious team chemistry. Unfortunately for u/gelado99, nobody knows what DJ Mel Reeves can do because she’s been on 6 episodes total over two seasons. If Sarah and Abram need to get medevaced in the actual Cutthroat final (and look who’s on this team 🐸☕️ hmmmm)… The original British Blonde would be in tarmac hell.
Even though they’re terrible people, Zach, Zanatta, and Adam King advance to the next round. Thank goddess for Brittini Sherrod – she’s like the Sam of this team, with Adam King the Ashley Kelsey (same initials!), Nicole the Frank (queer, strong, insufferable), and Zach the Zach (all Swedish, no Finnish). Actually, scratch that, Brittini S is way better than Sam, but I digress.
With 80 votes to 76, u/OkonkwoTheCat wins this match-up in the RR bracket!
And to u/mthompson22599 + u/Gelado99 – I wish you both luck in the Redemption House. You’re competing TODAY, if I’m not mistaken, so get your asses over there to campaign for your team! The losers' bracket is here.
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Now, onto today’s actually-still-in-the-game vote.
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REAL WORLD BRACKET -

u/honestkodaline + u/priorsloth “Adore Delano 2020” vs. u/dolfan2354 in the Rivals III final
Adore Delano 2020: Evelyn (Rivals 1), Ashley K (Seasons 2), Cohutta (Free Agents), Ace (Inferno 3)
u/dolfan2354: Derrick K (Ruins), Veronica (Inferno 1), Amanda (Final Reckoning), Nehemiah (Rivals 1)
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The final, thanks to u/mthompson22599 !
This final consisted of three male/female teams who were not only competing against each other, but the partners within the teams were competing against each other. This was a two day final consisting of several checkpoints that allowed players to accumulate points compared to their partner. The first checkpoint had the teams untangling three sets of coiled wires. Once all the three wires were untangled, the player would they signal their completion by blowing up their dynamite stick. Teams could not move on until both teams were finished. The next checkpoint was a memory game while checkpoint 3 was a two-dimensional puzzle. From there, the teams had to sprint to the finish line to finish the first day. Teams had to take turns staying awake or sleeping throughout the night. Day two had the teams eat gross foods which earned their individual points. The grosser the foods, the more points that were awarded to the eater. Before moving on, the entire table had to be eaten. Finally teams had to climb up a mountain again to meet T.J. at the finish line where they were met with the grand prize.
Why you should vote for Adore Delano 2020
Other than strong competitors our teams biggest strength is that there is a clear alpha leader (Ev), and the other three are team players that will follow a strong competitor.
EVELYN SMITH WON A SIMILAR FINAL, on Rivals 1! Not only did she win this final, but she did it with Paula. They beat Laurel and Cara Maria who would easily win anything you threw at them today. We know this wasn’t because Paula is a powerhouse, it was literally ALL on Ev. I don’t need to say much more because Ev is iconic, she won 3 seasons, and any true Challenge fan knows her résumé. Game, set, match bitch.
Cohutta may not have a win yet, and he may be on the smaller side of the men, but he is brilliant. He makes the challenges work for him. During this season, Free Agents, he showed incredible agility being one of three people to make it across the rolling log during the first challenge. In the second daily he was partnered with Laurel, and of course they won, but neither could’ve done it without the other. On the third challenge he lead a team of Nany, Latoya and Preston across the bar crawl (sliding two bars under a wall suspended above water) when teams that had Jordan, CT, and Cara couldn’t even make it across! Free Agents was Cohutta’s best run and he finished in 6th place. This season showed us that Cohutta can work on a team with ANYONE and perform above average.
Ashley Kelsey kickboxes. She solves puzzles. She stands up for Sam (well, halfheartedly, but she did at one point stand up for Sam, at least once, in her own way). She dated Dario, and we don't judge her for that. She won her first season. She lost her second season to Cara, but didn't she look cute while doing it?
Ace Amerson invented the trash can punch. He hooked up with Tonya. He was on Team Good Guys on Inferno 3, because he is a good guy. In real life, he rides a lot of 4-wheelers and has a cute dog. He'll listen to Evelyn's orders. He'll be a supportive teammate and friend to all, except Derrick.
Our team is a lean, mean machine - heavy on the lean. We run. We think critically (well, Evelyn does). We fight (well, Evelyn does). We get shit done... well, you get the point.
Why you should vote for u/dolfan2354
Derrick K - Arguably one of the best players in eliminations due to his tenacity. Always will compete has a never say quit attitude as evidenced multiple time. Is a multi-time champion and has the cardio to crush any final. Is aware of shortcomings and is willing to sit back in puzzles and let those strong on his team due their thing. Is ready to crush any final!
Veronica - Forgotten how dominant she was in her prime is a 3x champion who got better every season she was on. Won 4 life savers on the inferno. Has no glaring weakness is a strong female who is smart at puzzles and has the cardio to keep up with her team while also being able to mentally break her opponents!
Amanda - Is a very loyal player and will compete as hard as she can in anything she does while also making sure her voice is heard. Arguably the best player in the lavender ladies. In invasion she showed how dominate she is at puzzles by solving her puzzle in minutes during the blood bath while other players were at it for an hour. Has the strength to pull her weight on any challenge. Has shown she is in great shape and has never shown signs that she would struggle with a final.
Nehemiah - Is an all-around player and is a 1x champion. Came into rivals shredded and in the best shape he has ever been in. Was carrying his team with an overweight Evan and proved that he is capable to run a final and compete to win. Has the body size to provide the muscle and really crush anything while also having a good mind when it comes to the tough aspect of using your brain."
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ROAD RULES BRACKET

u/wade5554's "You Cannot Copy My Walk vs. u/willtwerkf0rfood in the Rivals II final
You Cannot Copy My Walk: Turbo (WotW1), Jenny W (WotW2), Da’Vonne (WotW1), Adam Kuhn (Exes 2)
u/willtwerkf0rfood: Landon (FM2), Svetlana (Duel 1), Jamie C (Inferno 2), Knight (Rivals II)
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The final, thanks AGAIN to u/mthompson22599 – damn girl, you’re on fire! sorry you didn't win yesterday again :(
Just like the first Rivals Season, the format was three male/male teams and three female/female teams. It was split into two parts, Dream Island and Nightmare Island. To begin, the teams swam one mile in the middle of the ocean to Dream Island, where they were met with three geometric puzzles. The teams had one hour to put together their puzzles, retrieve a key to their kayaks, and paddle out to meet T.J. on a yacht. Only the top two teams of each gender would move on, with third place being purged out. The second part of the final, Nightmare Island, began with the remaining four teams swimming to the island, where they were instructed they would need to earn idols at five different checkpoints. After completing each checkpoint, teams must signal their completion of the checkpoint by pulling a pin on a smoke grenade. The first checkpoint had the teams removing 14 of the 15 pegs from a triangular board by jumping the spikes over one and another until only one remained. They could not move on until only one peg remained on the board. The second checkpoint "What's Mine is Yours" had the teams cutting through a chain-link fence, then solving a math puzzle using the Pythagorean theorem. Once they figured out the answer, they would have to cut the corresponding rope. If wrong, teams would have to cut all five ropes before moving on. The third checkpoint, "Food Test" had teams eating and drinking a variety of disgusting foods in numerical order, with the last jar holding the key needed to get the idol. At the fourth checkpoint, "Body Issues" teams had to move 20 body bags from one side of the course to another. After moving all the bags, teams were instructed to dig into the ground to retrieve the fourth idol. At the final checkpoint, "Tunnel Vision", the teams needed to dig a tunnel to underneath a cage with bamboo poles, with the last idol being inside the cage. Once the team had all five idols, they were able to retrieve the golden elephant and make their way to a canoe, in which they would have to row their way towards the yacht in the middle of the ocean where they would meet T.J. and their grand prize.
Why you should vote for You Cannot Copy My Walk
Turbo - Turbo’s biggest strength is his endurance and heart. He was able to win the longest and arguably most difficult final ever. He will give his team everything he has and push his body to the limits. He did well in puzzles, finishing fourth in the purge, as well as winning the daily where they were spinning in the plane and had to solve the puzzle. His swimming ability could be called into question because it was not shown, but based off his other abilities I would say he is an average swimmer. He ate one plate during the eating portion, but with the amount of heart he has I think he could compete with the best in an eating final. All in all he is a well-rounded competitor that is elite in endurance.
Jenny - Jenny has been underrated by many people because of the fashion in which she lost the hall brawl against Tori. She obviously has never played any contact sports growing up so she did not know how to play that elimination. But looking back to some of the dailies she was clearly the best runner as well as swimmer on the women’s side of the UK team. I think as far as endurance running and swimming she is right up there with the Laurel and Emily’s of the challenge. She may be slightly below elite tier because of the unknown. She absolutely beasted the puzzle against Nicole Bass, but it is hard to tell how quickly she finished because Nicole basically quit. She had shown to be a really good teammate and always keep a good composure under pressure. She has never run a final or done an eating challenge but it is safe to say that she would be very strong in both based off her training and performance in dailies.
Da’Vonne - Da’Vonne’s strength is puzzles. She absolutely demolished the purge, and also showed she was strong in puzzles on Final Reckoning. She is super underrated in strength and conditioning. In most possibly the hardest daily on the season, her and Wes won the challenge where they had to drag the metal to the dumpsters and weigh them. (The challenge where Ninja freaked out on Turbo). Wes was upset when he got stuck with Da’Vonne and she beasted it and won. Also, Bear quit on her in the other endurance daily with the tires, yet she kept going. She may not be in the best shape but she will never quit or hold her team back. She is also a very strong vocal leader, which is important to have in team finals. Also, she is the QUEEN of the challenge, if the other people let her make a final someday, she will for sure win it.
Adam - Adam was a very solid competitor. He won three eliminations in his six episode stint on the show. He was able to beat Dustin and Jessica in a physical climbing elimination, John and Simone in a eating competition, and Knight and Jemmye in a strength challenge. He did all of this with Brittany as his partner, who was not very good at any of the challenges they did. He never did any swimming so that is an unknown that some people may hold against him, but I am pretty confident he can swim better than the other teams weaker swimmers. Again he won an eating elimination, and was in fantastic shape on his season, so the endurance should be no problem for him. He did not have high tolerance for people that were weak performers but in a stacked team like he is on for this he would be willing to put his ego aside and compete as a team to win.
Why you should vote for u/willtwerkf0rfood - by Nova ;P
Landon is the GOAT and won the Fresh Meat 2 final with the last-drafted woman against the most dominant male/female team in herstory - Kenny/Laurel. His aptitude cannot be understated (and he looks great as an underwear model).
Jamie Chung & Svetlana both only did one season – and performed amazingly. Jamie worked with Landon in the Inferno 2 final, kept up with the boys, and won the whole thing. Svetlana made it all the way to the second place on Duel 1, winning THREE eliminations along the way. One was bullshit – the ripped flag/caribiner rule – but the other two (over Kina and Aneesa) were impressive.
As for Knight… He’s goofy? And played hockey? Idk he’s not a stud.
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So which of these teams deserves to move ahead? You decide!

VOTE HERE. Please! Voter apathy is shite!

Voting will close at 10 pm EST on Feb 5.
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2020.01.29 19:01 eventbot What's happening around town (Wed, Jan 29th - Tue, Feb 4th)

Oklahoma City's event list.

Ongoing

  • 😂 Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat (Lyric at the Plaza - Oklahoma City) Thru Tue, Feb 4th Start Time: 10:00am Lyric Theatre brings the classic children’s book to life in a wild ride of physical comedy. Sally and her brother are stuck home in the rain, when a Cat comes knocking at the windowpane. But the Cat has brought friends, Thing One and Thing Two, who make messes and problems and oh, what to do?! Mischief and mayhem and laughter galore, bring the…

Wednesday, Jan 29th

  • 🍴 Anthem Drown Night! (HiLo Club - Oklahoma City) Our local friends at Anthem Brewing Co. have some great beers! Every Wednesday night from 9pm to close enjoy $8 Drown Night! Their Power Pils will be flowing!
  • Devon Ice Rink (Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd The Devon Ice Rink returns for its ninth season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens this November through the beginning of…
  • 🎓 Diversity Day (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 9:30am
  • Downtown in December (Downtown - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd Spend your holidays experiencing fun activities as downtown Oklahoma City is turned into a winter wonderland during the…
  • 🍴 Junction Coffee Wednesdays (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00am Wednesdays, 7am-3pm Junction Coffee will park its double-decker bus curbside at the Devon Lawn
  • 😂 Matt Braunger - Live In OKC (The Paramount OKC - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Reading Wednesday (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Reading Wednesdays Every Wednesday, at 10 am The Visitor Center FREE Best for ages 2 to 5 NO READING WEDNESDAY ON DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 1 Bring your toddler for story time each Wednesday at 10 am. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and children will enjoy creating a small craft…
  • 🎨 Statewide Youth Impressions Juried Art Show (Downtown Edmond Community Center - Edmond) Day 1 of 2 Important Dates and Deadlines**** Entry Deadline: January 21, 2020 by 5:00 PM – NO ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER DEADLINE
    Saturday, January 25: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon – Drop off labeled artwork at the Downtown Edmond Community Center, 28 E. Main, Edmond. NO WORK ACCEPTED AFTER NOON. Judging begins at 12:00
    Monday, January 27: Award recipients…
  • 😂 Tim Gaither (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 1st

Thursday, Jan 30th

  • Brisch Center for Historical Performance: Guest Artist Bogdan Asonovic (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Missouri Western (Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Missouri Western https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6513
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Missouri Western (Edmond) Start Time: 5:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Missouri Western https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6543
  • 🎨 Design to Protect Elephants (Pangolins, Hippos, Lions, Giraffes) 1/30/2020 5:30 PM (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 5:30pm
  • Devon Ice Rink (Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd The Devon Ice Rink returns for its ninth season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens this November through the beginning of…
  • Downtown in December (Downtown - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd Spend your holidays experiencing fun activities as downtown Oklahoma City is turned into a winter wonderland during the…
  • 🎨 Huda Hashim: Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk (Artspace At Untitled - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm Huda Hashim Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk PRESS Gallery at ARTSPACE at Untitled 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. On View: January 30 – February 29 Free and open to the public.
  • 🎓 Legislative Breakfast (Western Heritage Museum - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00am Legislative Breakfast Date: 01/30/2020 Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 1700 NE 63rd St. Oklahoma City, OK 73111 Map to Event Add to My Calendar Hear from Oklahoma House and Senate leaders about 2020 legislative issues. A panel of Republican and Democratic leadership will discuss issues that affect…
  • Live (Stockyards City - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm "I've never seen anything like this before!" -Roy Clark, Country Music Hall of Fame.
    "Ken Burns and I travel all over the United States. After hearing your performance, we turned to each other and agreed that we had witnessed something amazing." -Paula Kerger, President of PBS.
    History was made in 2019 at the Grand Ole Opry with an…
  • Randall King Live (Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:00pm Randall King w/ Special Guests Triston Marez and Kenny Pitts Buy For Less, Smart Saver, 800-514-3849 Link: http://bit.ly/RandallKingOKC More at www.diamondballroom.com On Sale FRI 10a
  • 🎨 Statewide Youth Impressions Juried Art Show (Downtown Edmond Community Center - Edmond) Day 2 of 2 Important Dates and Deadlines**** Entry Deadline: January 21, 2020 by 5:00 PM – NO ENTRIES RECEIVED AFTER DEADLINE
    Saturday, January 25: 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon – Drop off labeled artwork at the Downtown Edmond Community Center, 28 E. Main, Edmond. NO WORK ACCEPTED AFTER NOON. Judging begins at 12:00
    Monday, January 27: Award recipients…
  • 😂 Tim Gaither (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) Thru Sat, Feb 1st

Friday, Jan 31st

  • Christy Hays (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm
  • Christy Hays/The Rough & Tumble/Piper & Carson (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm On January 31, 2020, Blue Door in Oklahoma City presents Christy Hays, The Rough & Tumble and Piper & Carson. Tickets: http://www.bluedoorokc.com/2020/01/christy-hays-piper-carson-rough-tumble-on-sat-january-31-2020/ “Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk.”…
  • Devon Ice Rink (Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd The Devon Ice Rink returns for its ninth season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens this November through the beginning of…
  • Downtown in December (Downtown - Oklahoma City) Thru Sun, Feb 2nd Spend your holidays experiencing fun activities as downtown Oklahoma City is turned into a winter wonderland during the…
  • Electric Okie Test (The Deli - Norman) Start Time: 10:00pm We will be back at The Deli on Friday, January 31st. Gonna be an electrified hoot!!!
  • Jessica Tate (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00pm Live acoustic Jazz, favorites, and originals with Harpist Jessica Tate and Friends.
  • Jessica Tate and the Flat 5ths (UCO Jazz Lab - Edmond) Start Time: 8:00pm We are back for our first show of the new year, and excited to play for you! I'm joined by Armando Rivera on Percussion, Janice Chase Frillman on Violin and Christopher Black on Bass. Don't miss it! You can arrange tickets and reservations through the UCO Jazz Lab website or box office.…
  • 🎓 Jumpstart Your Marriage: Love and Respect Conference (Crossings Community Church - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 6:30pm Jumpstart Your Marriage 2020 is excited to present the Love and Respect Marriage Conference on Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Crossings Community Church (14600 North Portland Avenue, OKC, OK 73134)! Jumpstart Your Marriage 2020 features esteemed speaker and marriage expert, Dr.…
  • 🎡 Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm "Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk." (Austin Chronicle). Christy Hays' music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock. Christy Hays has released two full length albums and…
  • 😂 Open Mic Night (Don Quixote Club - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Every Friday is Open Mic Comedy at Don Quixote's! Laugh with local talent as they hone their skills. Are you funny? Sign up at 7:30. See you this week!
  • 🏆 PBR: Unleash the Beast (Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:45pm Children 2 & above must have a ticket. Children 2 & above must have a ticket. Do you want to see the toughest sport on dirt up-close and personal? There is no better seat in the house than PBR Elite Seats. Not only will PBR Elite Seat holders receive premium seating, but ticket holders will get the fully immersed experience that every diehard…
  • Sensible Shoes - LIVE @ VZDs (VZD's - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Doors at 7, show at 8. All ages, no cover!
  • 😂 Tim Gaither (Loony Bin Comedy Club - Oklahoma City) 1 day left

Saturday, Feb 1st

  • 🏃 Balto 5K Run (Mitch Park - Edmond) Our annual BALTO 5K Run has been an incredible tradition and is a major way to raise money for our charity!
    http://www.baltoweek.org Register: https://okc.enmotive.com/events/registe2020-balto-5k
  • Bleed The Sky w/ Skinlab, Arise In Chaos, So This Is Suffering (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 6:00pm
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Northwest Missouri (Edmond) Start Time: 3:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Men's Basketball vs Northwest Missouri https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6514
  • 🏆 Central OK: University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Northwest Missouri (Edmond) Start Time: 1:30pm University of Central Oklahoma Women's Basketball vs Northwest Missouri https://www.bronchosports.com/calendar.aspx?id=6544
  • The Choir of Man (OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30pm Imagine an entire Broadway show set in the backdrop of a real English pub. After touring extensively in the UK and Australia, this cast of nine handsome blokes from the UK and Ireland are singing, dancing, tumbling and stomping across America. The musical diversity of this show includes pub tunes, folk, rock, choral, and Broadway numbers. With…
  • Day Hike - Lake McMurtry (Martin Nature Park - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 7:30am Experience a 6-mile hike at Lake McMurtry. To sign up visit www.okc.gov/parksignup or call 405.297.1429 ID: 28309 Will meet up at Martin Park Nature Center Ages: 16+ Date: Saturday, Feb 1st Time: 7:30a−2p Cost: $40
  • Devon Ice Rink (Oklahoma City) 1 day left The Devon Ice Rink returns for its ninth season in the Myriad Botanical Gardens this November through the beginning of…
  • Downtown in December (Downtown - Oklahoma City) 1 day left Spend your holidays experiencing fun activities as downtown Oklahoma City is turned into a winter wonderland during the…
  • 🎨 Drawing with Enamel Workshop 2/1/2020 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 9:00am
  • From the Dramatic to the Sublime (Civic Center Music Hall - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 8:00pm Enjoy the work of pianist Ingrid Fliter as part of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic's Classic Concert Series. Held at the…
  • 🎓 Jumpstart Your Marriage: Love and Respect Conference (Crossings Community Church - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 6:30pm Jumpstart Your Marriage 2020 is excited to present the Love and Respect Marriage Conference on Friday, January 31, 2020, 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 1, 2020, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Crossings Community Church (14600 North Portland Avenue, OKC, OK 73134)! Jumpstart Your Marriage 2020 features esteemed speaker and marriage expert, Dr.…
  • 🎡 Looking For Something? (The Blue Door - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 8:00pm "Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk." (Austin Chronicle). Christy Hays' music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock. Christy Hays has released two full length albums and…
  • Lunar New Year: Year of the Rat (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 11:00am Presented by Super Cao Nguyen Sponsored by THN Insurance Saturday, February 1, 11am-2pm Park House Event Center, Water Stage, and East Lower Lake Event is FREE Celebrate Lunar New Year in the Gardens with our partners, Super Cao Nguyen. Enjoy face painting, music, cultural presentations, crafts for kids, and a special performance from the Lion…
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  • Portal Immortal U2 Tribute Returns to Belle Isle (Belle Isle Restaurant & Brew Pub - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 9:30pm An OKC who's-who collaboration bringing you 30 gems from the incomparable, time-honored catalogue of Bono and Co.! From the raw, youthful anthems to the polished contemporary masterpieces, there is truly something here for everybody. VIP seating options available as always.
  • Rose Gold with When The Clock Strikes (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Day 1 of 2 Start Time: 7:00pm Rose Gold & When The Clock Strikes This show is all ages. $10/$12
  • Sprouting Chefs: Chocolate for Breakfast (Myriad Botanical Gardens - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 10:00am Saturday, February 1, 10 – 11:30 am The Garden Classroom Member $13; Nonmember $15 Toni Washington, Edmond Mobile Meals Best for ages 7 to 11 Register by Tuesday, January 28 REGISTER HERE In this exploratory and tasty class, we will learn all about where chocolate comes from, how it grows and how it gets turned into beloved chocolate bars.…
  • Teen Library Council (Guthrie Library - Guthrie) Start Time: 10:00am TLC is a group of teenage volunteers. Our purpose is to create teen library events that appeal to Guthrie teenagers. If you are interested in joining, please register to be a member of TLC at the library’s Circulation Desk. The City of Guthrie, OK - Municipal Government Talk around guthrie where nobody gets deleted Guthrie, Oklahoma…
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  • 🎓 FACS: Brisch Center for Historical Performance (University of Central Oklahoma - Edmond) Start Time: 7:30pm
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  • 🎨 The Lehman Trilogy (OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center - Oklahoma City) Start Time: 2:00pm Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russel Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. In 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and, an American epic begins.163 years…
  • Rose Gold with When The Clock Strikes (89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City) Day 2 of 2 Start Time: 7:00pm Rose Gold & When The Clock Strikes This show is all ages. $10/$12
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  • 🎭 Hoops with Hooplahoma! (Norman Public Library - Norman) In this interactive program, Chelsea of Hooplahoma teaches kids things like spatial awareness and coordination through creative play with hoops! This presentation also emphasizes the value of practice, being okay with making mistakes, and persistence through failure. Chelsea will also give an inspiring circus performance that is sure to amaze…
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2019.12.31 20:09 honestkodaline The Challenge: Through the Decade

Happy New Year’s Eve, all you beautiful people! To celebrate the end of the decade, u/priorsloth and I looked back at all 16 seasons in the 2010s to rank them and break them down. Proceed at your own risk; this shit turned into a literal novel.
S19: Fresh Meat II
Winners: Landon Lueck and Carley Johnson
2nd place: Kenny Santucci and Laurel Stucky
3rd place: Jillian Zoboroski and Pete Connolly
Debuts: (Fresh Meat) Carley Johnson, Laurel Stucky, Pete Connolly, Noor Jehangir, Theresa Gonzalez, Luke Wolfe, Mandi Moyer, Sydney Walker, Sandy Kang, Brandon Nelson, Jeff Barr, Vinny Foti, Cara Maria Sorbello Debuts: (MTV) CJ Koegel, Katelynn Cusanelli
Best casting choice: Something I didn’t know, Jonna was on this season but lost her passport and couldn’t make it. Luke was left without a partner, and they brought in Evelyn to replace Jonna. I love Jonna, but damn did Luke luck out in this.
Worst casting choice: Vinny Foti. What about this human appears athletic? Not only do we have a vacant facial expression to go with his mouth breathing, but we have STATS to prove why he shouldn’t be here. He was one of three people to DQ in the pre-season obstacle course. The other two? MANDI AND CARLEY. Keep in mind, Sarah Rice (the resident “smart person” of the Challenge) picked Vinny before Pete (finalist), Luke and Brandon.
Most surprising casting choice: Jillian Zoboroski. After taking 2 years and 3 seasons off, I didn’t think Jillian would be back. She’s mellow, low drama and a bit on the conservative side when it comes to the drama we typically see. She has always been strong, but not one for alliances and politicking. It’s no surprise that this was her last showing.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Katelynn’s famous fall… hitting every rock on the way down.
Koda’s most memorable moment: There’s not a specific moment that encapsulates this, but the most memorable part of the season for me was watching Kenny and Laurel, arguably the strongest Challenge duo ever formed, lose to Carley Johnson.
Sure, she had Landon as a partner. But they still lost to Carley. It’s almost unbelievable.
Highlights: The Fresh Meat format is fantastic; bring back the exile elimination; Landon being a gem of a partner to Carley.
Lowlights: FIVE of the FM women couldn’t even do ONE pullup.
Rookie of the season: Brandon Nelson. He was in the top 3 FM guys based on the pre-season stats, nearly punched Danny, naked cannon-balled into the hot tub, and got DQed for drinking before the elimination. If this isn’t the profile of a Challenge competitor, then we must be watching different shows.
Biggest disappointment: Cara and Darrell being eliminated first.
Season ranking: 4
S20: Cutthroat
Winners: Red Team- Brad Fiorenza, Tori Fiorenza, Dunbar Merrill, Tyler Duckworth
Debuts: Camila Nakagawa, Chet Cannon, JD Ordoñez, Ayiiia Elizarraras, Derek Chavez, Emilee Fitzpatrick, Ty Ruff, Emily Schromm
Best casting choice: Katie Doyle will be the answer for every season she’s on.
Worst casting choice: Shauvon. What about her tenure on the Duel 2 and the Ruins (“I popped my fkin implant, you guys.”) made her a candidate for this show?! FFS, bring back Montana before Shauvon! As expected, she quit “for her team”.
Most surprising casting choice: Cara Maria. While it doesn’t seem surprising now, Cara was coming off of being the first eliminated in FM2 when she had Darrell as her partner. She was doubted and talked down to by most of her team for the whole season, yet she made it to the final and didn’t quit or have to be medically evacuated.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: I will never be able to get the image of Abe throwing up while his arm is limp and twitching with each dry heave out of my head.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Laurel’s barrage of insults to Eric Banks, and the subsequent non-apology during the reunion. At this point, I would do almost anything for Laurel, but I’m fairly confident she’s not actually a good person.
Highlights: Luke’s cast photo; Bananas backpack
Lowlights: Luke’s cast photo; the last time we see Katie Doyle; pretty much everything else about this season
Rookie of the season: Emily Schromm. She outlasted all of the men on her team, won two eliminations, never quit the final, and had the most graceful puke I’ve seen on this show.
Season ranking: 16
S21: Rivals
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio/Tyler Duckworth and Evelyn Smith/Paula Meronek
Runner up: Wes Bergmann/Kenny Santucci and Cara Maria Sorbello/Laurel Stucky
Third place: Michael Ross/Leroy Garrett and Jenn Grijalva/Mandi Moyer
Debuts: Adam Royer, Jonna Mannion, Jasmine Reynaud, Leroy Garrett, Michael Ross
Best casting choice: Honestly, this was the season of golden rookies (minus Adam). Jonna, Jasmine and Leroy became staples and Mike had an amazing one-and-done season. The four of them were the greatest crop of rookies up to this point.
Worst casting choice: Kaitlynn Cusanelli. Kaitlynn… I love her as a reality TV star and socio/political activist. BUT her not so graceful tumble in FM2, combined with this quote from Rivals, “I don’t do so well with heights and I’m deathly afraid of water” should disqualify her from being invited back.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: The noises that Mike made after Leroy fell on him during a daily swimming challenge, and his subsequent “Can Lee come with me” through his tears on the gurney going to the hospital was the most tender thing I’ve seen in recent memory.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Kenny putting Wes over his shoulders in the final was simultaneously the most embarrassing and the most delightful moment of Wes’ Challenge career.
Highlights: CT picking up a stone swan with ONE HAND after it took all of Johnny, Evan, Kenny and Wes to carry it to Mandi’s bed; the first of the Rivals series; don’t call me a guy, Ty!
Lowlights: Evan’s treatment of Nehemiah and his flop in the elimination; the Wes/Cara/Laurel/Paula fight
Rookie of the season: Mike Ross. Arguably the most unathletic and unqualified candidate to make a Challenge final.
Season Ranking: 1
S22: Battle of the Exes
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio and Camila Nakagawa
Runners-up: Chris "CT" Tamburello and Diem Brown
Third place: Ty Ruff and Emily Schromm
Debuts: Naomi Defensor, Dustin Zito, Heather Marter, Nate Stodghill, Priscilla Mendez
Best casting choice: The return of the vets! Rachel, Mark, Robin and Aneesa all came back. After multiple seasons off for each of these vets, it was surprising to get even one back, let alone four.
Worst casting choice: I’m going to go with Nate and Priscilla. These two came from the Real World San Diego (2011). That season had Zach Nichols, Ashley Kelsey, Frank Sweeney, Alex Govere, and Sam McGuinn. They literally picked the two most unathletic and incapable people on this show when they had a pool of dramatic athletes to choose from.
Most surprising casting choice: VINNY, OBVIOUSLY. Cara was brought back after FM2 where she was eliminated first. However, Cara was a strong competitor with a poor first showing, her stats proved that. Vinny on the other hand left us absolutely zero reasons to believe he could excel on this show. WHY was he brought back? Oh, to pull Mandi’s top down and DQ himself and Sarah, of course.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: My favorite Camila meltdown. Chair throw>>> jumps into pool>>> “don’t talk to me, I’m a wall”>>> “you cheater! You’re gonna die!”>>> Aneesa and Johnny’s facial reactions
Koda’s most memorable moment: Obviously, it’s the Camila meltdown. This fight gave us “The Camilanator” nickname and has to be the most replayed clip in the history of the show, besides the Bananas backpack. I feel like we saw it at least three times in each of the next ten seasons.
Highlights: All the warm and fuzzies from the reunion of CT and Diem; Mark Long’s body covered in honey; Ty and Emily dominating the dome; Abram being an adorably supportive partner to Cara; Mark ditching his Brett Michaels bandana
Lowlights: Vinny pulling Mandi’s top down; Wes pining over Mandi; Emily in blackface per Camila’s assurance that it wasn’t racist; the close-up of Dustin’s knee gash… “and there’s my knee cap!”
Rookie of the season: To be honest, this wasn’t a good season for rookies. Nate and Priscilla were the first outs, Dustin and Heather were DQed due to Dustin’s injury, and Leroy and Naomi went out in the dome in the same episode as Dustin and Heather were DQed. But before this, Leroy and Naomi took out Wes and Mandi in an impressive elimination. It was the exes version of pole wrestle, and while Leroy put up a very impressive performance against Wes, his rookie partner lost to Mandi. So instead of trying to rationalize any of the rookies’ lackluster performances, we’ll just forego a rookie of the season for this season.
Season rating: 8
S23: Battle of the Seasons II
Winners: San Diego- Zach Nichols, Frank Sweeney, Sam McGinn, Ashley Kelsey
Runners-up: Las Vegas- Dustin Zito and Trishelle Cannatella
Debuts: Ashley Kelsey, Sam McGinn, Zach Nichols, Frank Sweeney, Devyn Simone, Marie Roda, Robb Schreiber, Nany González, Jemmye Carroll, Ryan Knight, Trey Weatherholtz, Laura Waller, Preston Charles, McKenzie Coburn, Lacey Buehler
Best casting choice: Alton and Trishelle. It’s always exciting to see strong vets brought back after a long break. I wouldn’t have considered Trishelle to be strong, but she held her own and made an impressive run with Dustin as the only 2-person team in the final.
Worst casting choice: Everything about Team Austin, except Wes, was a mess. Lacey is a sweet woman, but she is on par with Kaitlynn when it comes to being suited for The Challenge. Danny and Melinda are just coming off of a divorce. I love Challenge twists as much as anyone else, but DAMN to find out you have to work with your ex-spouse is all kinds of fucked up.
Most surprising casting choice: Chet Cannon. Listen, I do not like anything about Chet. Truly, he makes my skin crawl. However, this dude wears a bowtie, could fit into my skinny jeans, and his glasses might be one size too big. I would’ve never guessed he could actually excel at this show, let alone anything physical. So, as I’m typing this my body is trying to disown my hands, but good job, Chet.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Zach and Frank’s disgusting attacks on Sam during a difficult challenge; bonus points for the fact that San Diego was ahead of almost EVERY other team when Frank began screaming at Sam. Maybe if they hadn’t ran up the hill, Sam wouldn’t have been so tired? Also, have these two ever heard of the concept “positive reinforcement”? Generally, calling people fat, lazy, and stupid will not deliver the desired results.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: CJ’s letter to Ashley- it’s been a while since I’ve felt that level of secondhand embarrassment.
Highlights: Zach and Jonna’s romance; Wes/Big Easy hall brawl; Devyn/Easy romance; Devyn’s confessionals; the Frank/Zach kiss; "YOU WANNA GET STREET, BITCH?!"
Lowlights: Oh my god, the horrific treatment of Sam that we will NEVER FORGET; anytime Frank gets drunk; Alton’s meltdown; Frank and Zach harassing Dustin about his porno and Nany about her sister’s drug addiction
Rookie of the season: WHAT a contrast to last season! So many memorable rookies came from this season. This can’t go to one single rookie, but rather every rookie except for Trey, Laura, and McKenzie. I don’t even remember Laura or McKenzie, and Trey’s obsession with Wes was really weird.
Season rating:
S24: Rivals II
Winners: Chris "CT" Tamburello and Wes Bergmann, Emily Scrhomm and Paula Meronek
Runners-up: Frank Sweeney and Johnny Devenanzio, Cara Maria Sorbello and Heather Cooke
Debuts: Heather Cooke, Anastasia Miller, Jessica McCain, Jordan Wisely, Marlon Williams
Best casting choice: Cooke was a dominant physical competitor and served up at least a LITTLE drama. The fact that we never saw her again is criminal.
Worst casting choice: Putting Frank and Johnny as Rivals still pisses me off to this day. Johnny has a PLETHORA of Rivals to choose from. The fact that they put these two together over a tweet was aggravating to me. They weren’t even on a season together before this! Dunbar would’ve been a better sell considering Johnny screwed him over on the Island.
Most surprising casting choice: Dunbar and Tyrie. Tyrie talked shit about Dunbar on the Island for the way he acted about the food allocation…. Along with everyone else on the Island. Dunbar even said he was unaware that Tyrie disliked him when it was announced that they would be rivals. Dunbar has made a lot of enemies as well as Tyrie. This pairing was really weird.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Cooke and Cara officially completing their underdog storyline by winning the last daily challenge and securing their place in the final. Watching the other three teams beg, plead, and literally cry to save themselves from the last elimination made me embarrassingly happy.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Cooke peeing into the pool that they might’ve fallen into if they would’ve lost the elimination.
Highlights: I’m not sure this qualifies as a highlight, but the neverending fountain of CT’s vomit in the final is quite literally burned into my brain.
Lowlights: Knight’s homophobic dig at Marlon; Sarah’s partner getting her DQed for the second season in a row; Zach and Trey DQing after cheating in their elimination
Rookie of the season: Three out of five rookies made it to the final this season - Cooke, Marlon and Jordan. Looking at the stats and the game play, it really is hard to find a stand out between these three without going back and watching the entire season. I think all three of these rookies deserve the title.
Season rating: 3
S25: Free Agents
Winners: Johnny Devenanzio, Laurel Stucky
Runners-up: Johnny Reilly, Nany González
Third place: Zach Nichols, Devyn Simone
Debuts: Nia Moore, LaToya Jackson, Brandon Swift, Johnny Reilly
Best casting choice: Cohutta Grindstaff. After six seasons without Cohutta, I thought he was gone for good. Although he didn’t make the final, he came back with his strongest Challenge showing making it to 6th place, and having an adorable fling with Nany.
Worst casting choice: Honestly, was there a bad casting choice this season? Chet turned out to be a disappointment (and racist, but that’s a story for another day), but that wasn’t MTV’s fault. This was a solid cast with few genuine fillers; almost everyone contributed something. Maybe Emilee Fitzpatrick?
Most surprising casting choice: Preston Charles. Who would’ve thought that Preston would thrive in an individual season? Not me, but I couldn’t be happier eating my words on this one. He was consistently picked last in the dodgeball style team picks, yet he was the game changer in each team challenge he was in. This was a good high note for Preston to either take a very long break, or retire from the show.
Koda’s most memorable moment: For some reason, it’s Jordan yelling at Jessica to hurry across the spinning tube thing on the skyscraper daily, then watching Jessica get across and Jordan fall off almost immediately. Instant karma is a dish that never gets old.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Laurel literally carrying Zach up a mountain; “I didn’t sign up for babysitting” is one of my favorite Challenge quotes of all time.
Shoutout goes to Cohutta’s reaction to the daily where they had to pass the planks back and forth over the water to get across: “I call this Tuesday.”
Highlights: Cara digging herself into a hole in her elimination against Nia; CT choosing Cara with her fractured hand; Nany making a close second place behind Laurel in the final; Jasmine vs. Laurel with Laurel patting Jasmine on the back as she’s crying before the elimination even starts
Lowlights: Johnny strong-arming Nany into voting for Cara in a female elimination after her broken hand; Teresa being shady; Puzzle purge (even though that’s not what they called it at the time) right before the final
Rookie of the season: Johnny Reilly was graced with the luck of the Irish, as he never drew for elimination, but he still had a killer rookie season. He very likely would have won, if not for being partnered with Devyn for the worst section of the final.
Season rating: 7
S26: Battle of the Exes II
Winners: Jordan Wisely and Sarah Rice
Runners-up: Leroy Garrett and Theresa Gonzalez
3rd place: Jay Gotti and Jenna Compono
Debuts: Thomas Buell, Hailey Chivers, John “JJ” Jacobs, Simone Kelly, Adam Kuhn, Brittany Baldassari, Averey Tressler, Jenna Compono, Jay Gotti
Best casting choice: Jenna and Jay. I know they had a horrible ending with Jay quitting the final, but they gave us a high level of entertaining stupidity before this. Not sad about Jay not returning; I think this was a high/low note for him to end his time at the challenge.
Worst casting choice: Zach and Jonna. I know watching Zach berate Jonna was meant to be entertaining, but I found the whole thing incredibly hard to watch. Jonna was a good partner and Zach talked shit about her every chance he got. I wish she’d had someone to stand up for her, but all she had was Jay, who was fucking useless in virtually every aspect of the game.
Runner-up goes to Jessica McCain, who never should have been cast for even one season of this show, let alone three.
Most surprising casting choice: Of all the AYTO alumni, I was suprised to see JJ and Simone make the list. Adam and Brittany were a rollercoaster from start to finish on AYTO, and were practically made for this season, but neither JJ or Simone were athletic or politically savvy enough to make a mark here. The only thing more surprising about casting Simone once was casting her twice.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Nia’s tirade against nearly every girl in the game, but especially Nany; “You’re the champion of sucking every dick in this house” is a quote for the ages.
The fact that she was in elimination because she was too scared to stand up on the rig above the water just made everything about this fight so much better.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Jenna getting ready for the trivia challenge: “I can’t spell or am smart pretty much, so this is great for me.”
Highlights: Sarah voting in Banany; “I’m not an athlete, you’re right. I’m an elementary school art teacher!”; Jenna and Jay beating Jordan and Sarah in trivia, moments after Jordan refused to make a safety deal with them; Theresa finally making a final; Leroy hanging upside-down from a log and pulling himself across in approximately three seconds
Lowlights: The reaction after Sarah voted in Banany; every single thing Nia said in the hotel, but especially: “And the award for the sloppy fat, lazy bitch who doesn’t want to work hard”; “You’re still a faggot”; “You’re born with that. I’m talking about your vagina”; “The gay community absolutely loves me, so nothing you say can turn them against me. You’re already done. That’s not gonna work.”
Shoutout to the editors here, who took special care to include some incredibly demeaning confessionals from Nia. I understand including her insults to Jordan and Sarah in the heat of the moment, but do we really need to hear Nia say “Jordan, your balls and your integrity are just as big as your dick, and we both know that’s not much we’re working with here” after the fact? This scene was so hard to watch. I don’t understand why it was necessary.
Also a big middle finger to anyone who campaigns to bring Nia back. I couldn’t even keep track of the degrading insults to both Jordan and Sarah (not to mention past fights with Nany, Theresa, and other girls); there’s absolutely no reason for MTV to endorse sexist and homophobic comments by giving Nia another paycheck. They can find plenty of strong girls who won’t resort to making fun of penis size in arguments after a game decision.
Rookie of the season: I mean… Adam Kuhn? Underwhelmingly?
Season rating: 5
S27: Battle of the Bloodlines
Winners: Cara Maria and Jamie Banks
Runners-up: Cory Wharton and Mitch Reid
3rd place: Jenna Compono and Brianna Julig
Debuts: Oh, Jesus. Buckle in for this one: Dario Medrano, Christina LeBlanc, Emily Reese, Jill Tuttle, Candice Fowler, Larissa Nakagawa, Tony Raines, Shane Raines, Raphy Medrano, Nicole Ramos, Stephen Buell, Anthony Cuomo, Mike Boise, Vince Gliatta, Rianna Polin, Brianna Julig, Mitch Reid, Cory Wharton and Jamie Banks.
Best casting choice: Is there any answer besides Brianna Julig? The Jenna/Brianna combo was gold from start to finish. This girl was literally useless in every single competitive aspect of the game, but it didn’t even matter because Jenna was there to win every elimination and Brianna was there to bless us with her stupidity.
Worst casting choice: A bunch of the Bloodlines were pretty underwhelming. I’m not sure who thought casting Candice Fowler was a good idea, Larissa seemed doomed from the start, Vince is one of my least favorite people EVER cast for this show… but I’ll go with Christina/Emily, since they were both debuts and both should have just stayed home.
Most surprising casting choice: KellyAnne coming back with her cousin was a shock, and she definitely held her own.
Also, I get that Dario is hot and the source of good drama on AYTO, but I was surprised to see him cast. Did MTV really need to give us TWO of him?
Koda’s most memorable moment: The feeling of imminent doom when Abram showed up and fucked up all of Cara’s plans. I was secondhand fearing for my life.
(Shoutout to u/buellery for single-handedly saving this season. No pun intended.)
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Jenna and Brianna kayaking in the final.
Highlights: Everything Nicole Ramos did.
And because the Jenna/Brianna confrontation is one of my only positive memories of this entire season, here is the entire exchange, transcribed with love as a belated Christmas gift:
Jenna: “You want to leave? You can go back to your fake Spanish ass boyfriend who cheats on you all the fucking time!”
Brianna: “He doesn’t!”
Jenna: “Yeah he does!”
Cue confessional from Jenna: “If she decides to go home, I will never talk to her again.”
Brianna: “You don’t care about anything but yourself!”
Jenna: “Your fucking boyfriend cheats on you all the time!”
Brianna: “NO HE DOESN’T!”
Nany: “Who cares about your boyfriends?! You guys are cousins!”
Confessional from Brianna: “We’re on two different playing fields right now. I’m trying to get my career together and figure out what I’m doing with my life. She’s not going to school, she doesn’t have a set job; all she does is babysit.”
Jenna: “She’s a fucking bitch. She thinks she’s better than all of you guys. She thinks you all guys are degenerates and losers.”
Brianna: “I have bigger things. I’m smarter than her. I want to go home to my real family. The family that cares about me.”
Jenna: “Me? ME? Bri, are you fucking kidding me right now?” hair flip You think you’re better than everyone else in this house because you got a fucking job at the bakery. Congratulations. Your dad owns a bakery, that’s why you have a job. If my dad owned fucking something and wasn’t in jail, like fuck yeah, I’d have a set job.”
Confessional from Cohutta: “I swear on my life, these people are crazy.”
Jenna: “Her boyfriend is only back with her because his ex-girlfriend has short hair.”
And scene. Every editor who contributed to this masterpiece deserves a raise.
Lowlights: The Tony/Shane fight; basically every time Abram and Cara were on screen together; the aftershow with Cara, Abram, and Thomas, and in general the way MTV manipulated Cara for views; Cohutta’s early exit
Rookie of the season: It’s got to be Cousin! Cara and Jamie were dominant all season long, and Jamie secured the win on his rookie season. Honorable mention goes to Mitch Reid, for being the fastest puzzle solver maybe known to man, and generally outperforming everyone’s expectations.
Season rating: 11
S28: Rivals III
Winners: Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Sarah Rice
Runners-up: Vince Gliatta and Jenna Compono
3rd place: Devin Walker and Cheyenne Floyd
Debuts: Devin Walker, Cheyenne Floyd, Brandon Tindel, Briana LaCuesta, Nate Siebenmark, Amanda Garcia, Nelson Thomas, Ashley Mitchell
Best casting choice: I understand that Nicole Ramos is useless as a competitor on this show and only got as far as she did because Nany didn’t even try in their elimination… but I fucking love her and would advocate for her casting in every single future season.
Worst casting choice: Vince Gliatta. Bringing him once to serve as Bananas’ partner for Bloodlines was one thing, and that was bad enough, but bringing him back again? Really? And making him Jenna’s rival, of all people? Fuck that noise.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Cheyenne Floyd three years removed from her AYTO season, ignoring a casting pool of girls that were both more physical and more dramatic. Devin and Cheyenne got a lucky break to get back into the game after an unsurprising early out, and were essentially carried to the final to give Sarah and Bananas an even better chance at an already-guaranteed victory. But damn, Chey is a cutie.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Dario’s repeated dumb-ness was on display ALL season long. (Never forget, Nany and West.)
Sloth’s most memorable moment: “Piss in your pants, bitch!” no context should be needed. If you know, you know.
Highlights: The soap bar challenge - Ashley had a legit orgasm and Simone ripped her butthole.
Lowlights: Jessica McCain being cast AGAIN; Brandon quitting because he missed his girlfriend; Leroy getting injured; Tony and Camila; Nate and Christina; the way Chey was treated in the lead-up to the final; Ashley getting slut-shamed after hooking up with Jamie (and for those in the back, what comments were made about Jamie?); Thomas getting stuck with Simone; Ashley getting stuck with Cory; Wes and Nany bringing life to the term “coming for the paycheck”; Oh God, someone stop me, because this entire season was a lowlight, and I’ll have to publish this as my next novel if I don’t wrap it up soon.
Rookie of the season: Oh my God, what an underwhelming group to choose from. I don’t want to choose Devin, but he’s the only one who actually seemed to give a shit about this show, and I have to admire his enthusiasm, no matter how much it annoys me.
Season rating: 15
S29: Invasion of the Champions
Winners: Chris “CT” Tamburello; Ashley Mitchell
Runners-up: Nelson Thomas; Camila Nakagawa
3rd Place: Cory Wharton; Nicole Zanatta
Debuts: Hunter Barfield, Anthony Bartolotte, Theo King-Bradley, Anika Rashaun, Kailah Casillas, Nicole Zanatta, Bruno Bettencourt, Sylvia Esrode
Best casting choice: SHANE LANDRUM. Love him or hate him, Shane went on to have major presence on this season and Final Reckoning, and proved that some returning vets can still be competitive threats.
Honorable mention: This season introduced us to the Youngbuck alliance, and all three had great showings.
Worst casting choice: LaToya. She’s a filler competitor. Contributed nothing.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV stays confusing with their AYTO selections… bringing Anthony Bartolotte, four years removed from his season, when he demonstrated neither physical prowess nor a flair for the dramatic… was perplexing, to say the least.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Ashley Kelsey kickboxing like a motherfucker!
(Okay, not really. Is this a shameless plug for our draft team? Duh.)
It’s actually Nelson screwing over Cory and Shane in the triple elimination. You’d think it would be easy for someone who’s actually dumb to ACT like he’s dumb, but instead he gave himself away IMMEDIATELY. We love to see it.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Kailah wetting the bed, but more importantly Cory having the nerve to distance himself from her because of it… as we know, Cory would be lucky if the worst thing he’s done on TV to be pissing himself.
Highlights: Watching these people try to survive in the first shelter.
Lowlights: Camila’s fight with the rookies gave me a high level of secondhand embarrassment; the Bruno/Jenna rumor; Cory’s fuckboy antics
Rookie of the season: Nelson came out of nowhere to have a knockout rookie season. Conspiracy theories abound that he actually beat CT, but production screwed with the times for the better storyline. I’m not generally one for conspiracy theories on this show, so I’ll leave that to your imagination, but an impressive showing nonetheless.
edit - Fun fact: Nelson was not actually a rookie on Invasions. Disregard everything you just read.
Season rating: 14
S30: XXX: Dirty 30
Winners: Jordan Wisely; Camila Nakagawa
Runners-up: Derrick Kosinski; Cara Maria Sorbello
3rd place: Chris “CT” Tamburello; Tori Deal
Debuts: Derrick Henry, Tori Deal, Britni Thornton, Chris “Ammo” Ammon Hall
Best casting choice: Tori Deal. MTV had no idea what a steal they were getting here. The dirtiest players this season were the editors, giving Tori the shade ALL season long with her “I’m in love with my boyfriend!” comments every five seconds.
Worst casting choice: Am I allowed to say Aneesa?
No?
Listen, I know she was a monster competitor back in the day, but all we got during this season was her admittal that she was only there to collect an appearance check to pay for school (which I support, by the way!) and her hookup with Cory Wharton. I mean… CORY WHARTON. I know Aneesa has a ton of fans but I just don’t see what she contributes competition-wise anymore.
Copy and paste for Veronica. Of all the vets to bring back, production chooses these two? Repeatedly?
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Briana back after a short-lived stint on Rivals III, only to barely give her an entrance or introduction and send her home unceremoniously.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Jordan breaking his leg on the skydiving landing.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: The daily where they had to put the seasons in order, and Camila’s team kept slamming her into the pole repeatedly. Her meltdown was everything, and TJ laughing his ass off was the cherry on top.
Highlights: the elimination format; Ammo beating Tony in elimination
Lowlights: Camila’s racist tirade against Leroy coupled with a non-apology; the 14-part final/reunion; Ammo nearly dying against Jordan in elimination
Rookie of the season: Uh… I already had my love-fest for Tori, but she was clearly the best rookie this season. Queen of hooking up with the strongest guy in the house and fooling us all by actually going on to marry him. Strategy level 100. Britni could only dream.
Season rating: 6
S31: Vendettas
Winner: Cara Maria Sorbello
Runner-up: Zach Nichols
3rd place: Kyle Christie
4th place: Kailah Casillas
Debuts: Victor Arroyo, Eddie Williams, Alicia Wright, Melissa Reeves, Joss Mooney, Kayleigh Morris, Natalie Negrotti, Kyle Christie, Kam Williams
Best casting choice: Bringing Brits onto the show was the best casting choice MTV could have made.
Worst casting choice: The fact that MTV didn’t vet Eddie properly before bringing him on the show is honestly just confusing. I love that they had to edit him out of the show altogether. This season proved that users on our sub do more research about cast members than the actual producers.
Most surprising casting choice: Picking Victor as one of the first two Big Brother contestants to transfer over to The Challenge. He was a good competitor on BB, but his personality is clearly not suited for The Challenge. We need less kindness and more crazy. Devin Shepherd, anyone?
Koda’s most memorable moment: Tony downing a pound of mayo in .2 seconds flat. I have never been so impressed and disgusted at the same time.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Brad and Britni hooking up in the background of someone fighting.
Highlights: The grenade for the elimination winner; Tony voting in Bananas and Devin beating him; Melissa taking advantage of the twist in the final by making Kam bury a log (that twist would’ve been totally useless without this moment); Melissa vs. Sylvia elimination; Tony’s face when he saw Bananas in the final
Lowlights: Only having one winner; Brad and Britni’s relationship; the girls throwing Kayleigh’s suitcase over the balcony. Also, bonus social media lowlight: Kayleigh outing Natalie on Twitter after the season aired.
Rookie of the season: Kyle. Not a single person took him seriously until the final. (Well, we didn’t take him seriously in the final either, but still.) He went from the class clown to a threat to win. Hooking up with Cara was questionable on both their parts, but it made Kyle a casting staple, so I’d call it worth it.
Season rating: 13
S32: Final Reckoning
Winners: Hunter Barfield (lol), Ashley Mitchell
Runners-up: Joss Mooney, Sylvia Elsrode
3rd place: Paulie Calafiore, Natalie Negrotti
4th place: Cara Maria Sorbello, Marie Roda
Debuts: Angela Babicz, Faith Stowers, Chuck Mowery, Jozea Flores, Paulie Calafiore, Da’Vonne Rogers
Best casting choice: Da’Vonne is confessional gold and at least a better competitor than we were expecting, which isn’t saying much, but it is something.
Worst casting choice: Chuck looked like he’d rather be literally anywhere else on earth. I wish Jozea had been literally anywhere else on earth.
Most surprising casting choice: MTV brought Chuck back five years after his mediocre season of AYTO, just to leave him buried underground and send him home the first chance they got.
Probably would’ve been better off staying in Hawaii, dude.
Koda’s most memorable moment: Is there any other answer besides Ashley taking the money? Joss immediately bursting into tears was also a special treat. And Hunter’s angry dance around the hot coals. This whole scene was a full 10/10.
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Oh my god, Kyle spinning Natalie in that hamster wheel… we didn’t see her for an entire minute and I fully believed I had just witnessed a death on national TV. Hearing her little “Paulie… help…” cries. I’m STILL haunted by this.
Oh, shoutout to Kam/Sylvia’s plan to get Angela and Faith into elimination… but why waste such a brilliant plan on two non-threatening rookies?!
Highlights: Cara and Marie drinking wine during the final; Joss and Sylvia sobbing after Ashley and Hunter win; “This guy’s belittled me, put me down, slut-shamed me, and threatened mine and my family’s life. I’m keeping the money.”
Lowlights: The redemption house twist is welcome to burn itself in hell; the birth of the Cara/Paulie/Kyle story that haunted us for two entire seasons; Pastagate; the most MORONIC display of loyalty by both Zach and Amanda by sacrificing themselves to save their alliances, only to be DQed for an injury resulting from that elimination
Rookie of the season: Paulie, Jozea and Da’Vonne spent most of the season in redemption, so I refuse to choose them. Chuck didn’t even get to play the actual game. So between Angela and Faith… I guess I’ll go with Angela? She polidicked with Bananas, so at least there was SOME strategy. And they got hosed with Kam’s brilliant political plan, even if it did end up being a waste.
Season rating: 11
S33: War of the Worlds I
Winner: Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran
2nd place: Theo Campbell
3rd place: Wes Bergmann
4th place: Natalie “Ninja” Duran
Debuts: Natalie “Ninja” Duran, Ashley Cain, Morgan Willett, Stephen Bear, Georgia Harrison, Theo Campbell, Julia Nolan, Turabi “Turbo” Camkiran, Dee Nguyen, João Paulo “JP” Andrade, Mattie Lynn Breaux, Chase McNary, Shaleen Sutherland, Zahida Allen, Gus Smyrnios, Josh Martinez
Best casting choice: God, this season was a goldmine for debuts. Bear, Georgia, Theo, Turbo, Dee, and Josh all went on to have major presence on War of the Worlds II. Every time I try to narrow down this list, I feel like I can’t cut anyone. It’s a 6-way tie.
Worst casting choice: Chase McNary. Have the producers watched the Bachelor? He was in the top 4 of his season and I STILL had to google him to remember which season he was on and what he looked like. There’s no shortage of batshit crazy in that franchise, and this is who we ended up with?!
Most surprising casting choice: This award goes to a collective group of people no one had ever heard of before they were cast. Looking at you, JP, Shaleen, and Zahida.
Koda’s most memorable moment: “If you want to go head-to-head, I’ll pick you tomorrow as my partner and I will go home because bitch, I’m rich!”
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Wes and Da’Vonne being paired up on the last daily, and Da’Vonne informing Wes that she has asthma as she is laughing so hard she’s crying.
Highlights: Wes teaching Dee to swim; the intensity of the final; Turbo and Ninja winning the challenge that she berated him over; Liz Nolan’s HARD fall; Paulie's self-destruction in the final purge
Lowlights: Only having one winner; the Nany/Georgia elimination that was actually Wes vs. Turbo; Cara complaining about the IV; Paulie/Cara/Kyle storyline taking over the entire season; Alan’s emotional exit speech had me in tears
Rookie of the season: Obviously Turbo. I’m not sure where the hell this dude came from, but he will be a threat to win every season he’s on, assuming he’s ever cast again; I am legitimately unsure if MTV will ever cast him with Jordan again, and if they have to choose, they’ll pick Jordan every time.
Season rating: 2
S34: War of the Worlds II
Winners: Chris “CT” Taumburello, Dee Nguyen, Jordan Wisely, and Rogan O’Connor
Runners-up: Cara Maria Sorbello, Natalie “Ninja” Duran, Paulie Calafiore, Zach Nichols
Debuts: Jenny West, Idris Virgo, Esther Falana, Nicole Bass, Sean Lineker, Tula “Big T” Fazakerley
Best casting choice: Putting Jordan and Tori on the season together.
Worst casting choice: Forcing us to endure another Cara and Paulie season together.
Most surprising casting choice: Idris LOOKS like he should be a good competitor, and Nicole is best friends with Georgia, but who the hell decided casting Esther was a good idea? I imagine a scorned intern put Esther’s picture on the whiteboard on her way to the boss’s office to quit. That is literally the only plausible explanation.
Koda’s most memorable moment: CT (FINALLY) turning on the U.S. alliance and putting Tori in the tribunal. Bonus points for “HA HA, your numbers!”
Sloth’s most memorable moment: Laurel and Josh conspiring to send Wes in gave me chills.
Highlights: Jordan and Tori winning four consecutive eliminations and making it to the final together; not dealing with the Kyle/Cara/Paulie triangle; Team U.S. completely falling apart in the final; Leroy doing Leroy things all season long; the Nany/Josh friendship; the Tori/Jenny friendship; the general cuteness of Tori Deal
Lowlights: THE FUCKING PUZZLE PURGE.
Tori’s first championship - Gone, but never forgotten.
Rookie of the season: Jenny West stands out from a pretty lackluster group of rookies. Nicole contributed nothing to the season, then quit her elimination against Jenny; Idris contributed nothing to the season, then lost unceremoniously to Theo; and Esther contributed nothing to the season, then “volunteered” herself for elimination because she knew her team would vote her in. We will very likely never see any of them again. Tragic.
Season rating: 9
We ranked the seasons by individually ranking them, then averaged the scores:
  1. Rivals
  2. War of the Worlds
  3. Rivals II
  4. Fresh Meat II
  5. Battle of the Exes II
  6. XXX: Dirty 30
  7. Free Agents
  8. Battle of the Exes
  9. War of the Worlds II
10 Final Reckoning
  1. Battle of the Seasons II
  2. Battle of the Bloodlines
  3. Vendettas
  4. Invasion of the Champions
  5. Rivals III
  6. Cutthroat
If you actually read through all that, give yourself an award and bake a dozen cookies. Happy New Year, all!
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2019.07.24 01:19 JokerBae Vanity Fair article talking about Epstein's SEC questioning at Bear Stearns (insider trading), Hoffenberg (financially saved him), and Wexner (the ticket into the Establishment that made him a 'cleanup man')

March 2003 The Talented Mr. Epstein
Lately, Jeffrey Epstein’s high-flying style has been drawing oohs and aahs: the bachelor financier lives in New York’s largest private residence, claims to take only billionaires as clients, and flies celebrities including Bill Clinton and Kevin Spacey on his Boeing 727. But pierce his air of mystery and the picture changes. Vicky Ward explores Epstein’s investment career, his ties to retail magnate Leslie Wexner, and his complicated past. By Vicky Ward June 27, 2011
Inside, amid the flurry of menservants attired in sober black suits and pristine white gloves, you feel you have stumbled into someone’s private Xanadu. This is no mere rich person’s home, but a high-walled, eclectic, imperious fantasy that seems to have no boundaries.
The entrance hall is decorated not with paintings but with row upon row of individually framed eyeballs; these, the owner tells people with relish, were imported from England, where they were made for injured soldiers. Next comes a marble foyer, which does have a painting, in the manner of Jean Dubuffet … but the host coyly refuses to tell visitors who painted it. In any case, guests are like pygmies next to the nearby twice-life-size sculpture of a naked African warrior.
Guests are invited to lunch or dinner at the town house—Epstein usually refers to the former as “tea,” since he likes to eat bite-size morsels and drink copious quantities of Earl Grey. (He does not touch alcohol or tobacco.) Tea is served in the “leather room,” so called because of the cordovan-colored fabric on the walls. The chairs are covered in a leopard print, and on the wall hangs a huge, Oriental fantasy of a woman holding an opium pipe and caressing a snarling lionskin. Under her gaze, plates of finger sandwiches are delivered to Epstein and guests by the menservants in white gloves.
Upstairs, to the right of a spiral staircase, is the “office,” an enormous gallery spanning the width of the house. Strangely, it holds no computer. Computers belong in the “computer room” (a smaller room at the back of the house), Epstein has been known to say.
There is also a $6.8 million house in Palm Beach, Florida, and a fleet of aircraft: a Gulfstream IV, a helicopter, and a Boeing 727, replete with trading room, on which Epstein recently flew President Clinton, actors Chris Tucker and Kevin Spacey, supermarket magnate Ron Burkle, Lew Wasserman’s grandson, Casey Wasserman, and a few others, on a mission to explore the problems of AIDS and economic development in Africa.
Epstein is charming, but he doesn’t let the charm slip into his eyes. They are steely and calculating, giving some hint at the steady whir of machinery running behind them. “Let’s play chess,” he said to me, after refusing to give an interview for this article. “You be white. You get the first move.” It was an appropriate metaphor for a man who seems to feel he can win no matter what the advantage of the other side. His advantage is that no one really seems to know him or his history completely or what his arsenal actually consists of. He has carefully engineered it so that he remains one of the few truly baffling mysteries among New York’s moneyed world. People know snippets, but few know the whole.
“He’s very enigmatic,” says Rosa Monckton, the former C.E.O. of Tiffany & Co. in the U.K. and a close friend since the early 1980s. “You think you know him and then you peel off another ring of the onion skin and there’s something else extraordinary underneath. He never reveals his hand…. He’s a classic iceberg. What you see is not what you get.”
(Epstein is still close to his two other long-term girlfriends, Paula Heil Fisher, a former associate of his at the brokerage firm Bear Stearns and now an opera producer, and Eva Andersson Dubin, a doctor and onetime model. He tells people that when a relationship is over the girlfriend “moves up, not down,” to friendship status.)
billionaire Leslie Wexner, the respected chairman of Limited Brands. Epstein insists that ever since he left Bear Stearns in 1981 he has managed money only for billionaires—who depend on him for discretion. “I was the only person crazy enough, or arrogant enough, or misplaced enough, to make my limit a billion dollars or more,” he tells people freely. According to him, the flat fees he receives from his clients, combined with his skill at playing the currency markets “with very large sums of money,” have afforded him the lifestyle he enjoys today.
Why do billionaires choose him as their trustee? Because the problems of the mega-rich, he tells people, are different from yours and mine, and his unique philosophy is central to understanding those problems: “Very few people need any more money when they have a billion dollars. The key is not to have it do harm more than anything else…. You don’t want to lose your money.”
He makes it sound as though his job combines the roles of real-estate agent, accountant, lawyer, money manager, trustee, and confidant. But, as with Jay Gatsby, myths and rumor swirl around Epstein.
Here are some of the hard facts about Epstein—ones that he doesn’t mind people knowing: He grew up middle-class in Brooklyn. His father worked for the city’s parks department. His parents viewed education as “the way out” for him and his younger brother, Mark, now working in real estate. Jeffrey started to play the piano—for which he maintains a passion—at five, and he went to Brooklyn’s Lafayette High School. He was good at mathematics, and in his early 20s he got a job teaching physics and math at Dalton, the elite Manhattan private school. While there he began tutoring the son of Bear Stearns chairman Ace Greenberg and was friendly with a daughter of Greenberg’s. Soon he went to Bear Stearns, where, under the mentorship of both Greenberg and current Bear Stearns C.E.O. James Cayne, he did well enough to become a limited partner—a rung beneath full partner. He abruptly departed in 1981 because, he has said, he wanted to run his own business.
Since Leslie Wexner appeared in his life—Epstein has said this was in 1986; others say it was in 1989, at the earliest—he has gradually, in a way that has not generally made headlines, come to be accepted by the Establishment. He’s a member of various commissions and councils: he is on the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Institute of International Education.
His current fan club extends to Cayne, Henry Rosovsky, the former dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Larry Summers, Harvard’s current president. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz says, “I’m on my 20th book…. The only person outside of my immediate family that I send drafts to is Jeffrey.” Real-estate developer and philanthropist Marshall Rose, who has worked with Epstein on projects in New Albany, Ohio, for Wexner, says, “He digests and decodes the information very rapidly, which is to me terrific because we have shorter meetings.”
Also on the list of admirers are former senator George Mitchell and a gaggle of distinguished scientists, most of whom Epstein has helped fund in recent years. They include Nobel Prize winners Gerald Edelman and Murray Gell-Mann, and mathematical biologist Martin Nowak. When these men describe Epstein, they talk about “energy” and “curiosity,” as well as a love for theoretical physics that they don’t ordinarily find in laymen. Gell-Mann rather sweetly mentions that “there are always pretty ladies around” when he goes to dinner chez Epstein, and he’s under the impression that Epstein’s clients include the Queen of England. Both Nowak and Dershowitz were thrilled to find themselves shaking the hand of a man named “Andrew” in Epstein’s house. “Andrew” turned out to be Prince Andrew, who subsequently arranged to sit in the back of Dershowitz’s law class.
Epstein gets annoyed when anyone suggests that Wexner “made him.” “I had really rich clients before,” he has said. Yet he does not deny that he and Wexner have a special relationship. Epstein sees it as a partnership of equals. “People have said it’s like we have one brain between two of us: each has a side.”
By the time Epstein met Wexner, the latter was a retail legend who had built a $3 billion empire—one that now includes Victoria’s Secret, Express, and Bath & Body Works—from $5,000 lent him by his aunt. “Wexner saw in Jeffrey the type of person who had the potential to realize his [Jeffrey’s] dreams,” says someone who has worked closely with both men. “He gave Jeffrey the ball, and Jeffrey hit it out of the park.”
Wexner, through a trust, bought the town house in which Epstein now lives for a reported $13.2 million in 1989. In 1993, Wexner married Abigail Koppel, a 31-year-old lawyer, and the newlyweds relocated to Ohio; in 1996, Epstein moved into the town house. Public documents suggest that the house is still owned by the trust that bought it, but Epstein has said that he now owns the house.
Wexner trusts Epstein so completely that he has assigned him the power of fiduciary over all of his private trusts and foundations, says a source close to Wexner. In 1992, Epstein even persuaded Wexner to put him on the board of the Wexner Foundation in place of Wexner’s ailing mother. Bella Wexner recovered and demanded to be reinstated. Epstein has said they settled by splitting the foundation in two.
“You’ve probably heard I’m vicious in my representation of my clients,” he tells people proudly; Leah Kleman describes his haggling over art prices as something like a scene out of the movie Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. Even a former mentor says he’s seen “the dark side” of Epstein, and a Bear Stearns source recalls a meeting in which Epstein chewed out a team making a presentation for Wexner as being so brutal as to be “irresponsible.”
One reporter, in fact, received three threats from Epstein while preparing a piece. They were delivered in a jocular tone, but the message was clear: There will be trouble for your family if I don’t like the article.
Rosa Monckton recalls Epstein telling her that her daughter, Domenica, who suffers from Down syndrome, needed the sun, and that Rosa should feel free to bring her to his house in Palm Beach anytime.
Some friends remember that in the late 80s Epstein would offer to upgrade the airline tickets of good friends by affixing first-class stickers; the only problem was that the stickers turned out to be unofficial. Sometimes the technique worked, but other times it didn’t, and the unwitting recipients found themselves exiled to coach. (Epstein has claimed that he paid for the upgrades, and had no knowledge of the stickers.) Many of those who benefited from Epstein’s largesse claim that his generosity comes with no strings attached. “I never felt he wanted anything from me in return,” says one old friend, who received a first-class upgrade.
Epstein is known about town as a man who loves women—lots of them, mostly young. Model types have been heard saying they are full of gratitude to Epstein for flying them around, and he is a familiar face to many of the Victoria’s Secret girls. One young woman recalls being summoned by Ghislaine Maxwell to a concert at Epstein’s town house, where the women seemed to outnumber the men by far. “These were not women you’d see at Upper East Side dinners,” the woman recalls. “Many seemed foreign and dressed a little bizarrely.” This same guest also attended a cocktail party thrown by Maxwell that Prince Andrew attended, which was filled, she says, with young Russian models. “Some of the guests were horrified,” the woman says.
“He’s reckless,” says a former business associate, “and he’s gotten more so. Money does that to you. He’s breaking the oath he made to himself—that he would never do anything that would expose him in the media. Right now, in the wake of the publicity following his trip with Clinton, he must be in a very difficult place.”
According to S.E.C. and other legal documents unearthed by VANITY FAIR, Epstein may have good reason to keep his past cloaked in secrecy: his real mentor, it might seem, was not Leslie Wexner but Steven Jude Hoffenberg, 57, who, for a few months before the S.E.C. sued to freeze his assets in 1993, was trying to buy the New York Post. He is currently incarcerated in the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, serving a 20-year sentence for bilking investors out of more than $450 million in one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history.
When Epstein met Hoffenberg in London in the 1980s, the latter was the charismatic, audacious head of the Towers Financial Corporation, a collection agency that was supposed to buy debts that people owed to hospitals, banks, and phone companies. But Hoffenberg began using company funds to pay off earlier investors and service a lavish lifestyle that included a mansion on Long Island, homes on Manhattan’s Sutton Place and in Florida, and a fleet of cars and planes.
Hoffenberg and Epstein had much in common. Both were smart and obsessed with making money. Both were from Brooklyn. According to Hoffenberg, the two men were introduced by Douglas Leese, a defense contractor. Epstein has said they were introduced by John Mitchell, the late attorney general.
Epstein had been running International Assets Group Inc. (I.A.G.), a consulting company, out of his apartment in the Solo building on East 66th Street in New York. Though he has claimed that he managed money for billionaires only, in a 1989 deposition he testified that he spent 80 percent of his time assisting people recover stolen money from fraudulent brokers and lawyers. He was also not above entering into risky, tax-sheltered oil and gas deals with much smaller investors. A lawsuit that Michael Stroll, the former head of Williams Electronics Inc., filed against Epstein shows that in 1982 I.A.G. received an investment from Stroll of $450,000, which Epstein put into oil. In 1984 Stroll asked for his money back; four years later he had received only $10,000. Stroll lost the suit, after Epstein claimed in court, among other things, that the check for $10,000 was for a horse he’d bought from Stroll. “My net worth never exceeded four and a half million dollars,” Stroll has said.
Hoffenberg, says a close friend, “really liked Jeffrey…. Jeffrey has a way of getting under your skin, and he was under Hoffenberg’s.” Also appealing to Hoffenberg were Epstein’s social connections; they included oil mogul Cece Wang (father of the designer Vera) and Mohan Murjani, whose clothing company grew into Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans. Epstein lived large even then. One friend recalls that when he took Canadian heiress Wendy Belzberg on a date he hired a Rolls-Royce especially for the occasion. (Epstein has claimed he owned it.)
In 1987, Hoffenberg, according to sources, set Epstein up in the offices he still occupies in the Villard House, on Madison Avenue, across a courtyard from the restaurant Le Cirque. Hoffenberg hired his new protégé as a consultant at $25,000 a month, and the relationship flourished. “They traveled everywhere together—on Hoffenberg’s plane, all around the world, they were always together,” says a source. Hoffenberg has claimed that Epstein confided in him, saying, for example, that he had left Bear Stearns in 1981 after he was discovered executing “illegal operations.”
Several of Epstein’s Bear Stearns contemporaries recall that Epstein left the company very suddenly. Within the company there were rumors also that he was involved in a technical infringement, and it was thought that the executive committee asked that he resign after his two supporters, Ace Greenberg and Jimmy Cayne, were outnumbered. Greenberg says he can’t recall this; Cayne denies it happened, and Epstein has denied it as well. “Jeffrey Epstein left Bear Stearns of his own volition,” says Cayne. “It was never suggested that he leave by any member of management, and management never looked into any improprieties by him. Jeffrey said specifically, ‘I don’t want to work for anybody else. I want to work for myself.’” Yet, this is not the story that Epstein told to the S.E.C. in 1981 and to lawyers in a 1989 deposition involving a civil business case in Philadelphia.
In 1981 the S.E.C.’s Jonathan Harris and Robert Blackburn took Epstein’s testimony and that of other Bear Stearns employees in part of what became a protracted case about insider trading around a tender offer placed on March 11, 1981, by the Seagram Company Ltd. for St. Joe Minerals Corp. Ultimately several Italian and Swiss investors were found guilty, including Italian financier Giuseppe Tome, who had used his relationship with Seagram owner Edgar Bronfman Sr. to obtain information about the tender offer.
After the tender offer was announced, the S.E.C. began investigating trades involving St. Joe at Bear Stearns and other firms. Epstein resigned from Bear Stearns on March 12. The S.E.C. was tipped off that Epstein had information on insider trading at Bear Stearns, and it was therefore obliged to question him. In his S.E.C. testimony, given on April 1, 1981, Epstein claimed that he had found “offensive” the way Bear Stearns management had handled a disciplinary action following its discovery that he had committed a possible “Reg D” violation—evidently he had lent money to his closest friend. (In the 1989 deposition he said that he’d lent approximately $20,000 to Warren Eisenstein, to buy stock.) Such an action could have been considered improper, although Epstein claimed he had not realized this until afterward.
According to Epstein, Bear Stearns management had questioned him about the loan around March 4. The questioners, Epstein said, were Michael (Mickey) Tarnopol and Alvin Einbender. In his 1989 deposition Epstein recalled that the partner who had made an “issue” of the matter was Marvin Davidson. On March 9, Epstein said, he had met with Tarnopol and Einbender again, and the two partners told him that the executive committee had weighed the offense, together with previous “carelessness” over expenses, and he would be fined $2,500.
“There was discussion whether, in fact, I had ever put in an airline ticket for someone else and not myself and I said that it was possible, … since my secretary handles my expenses,” Epstein told the S.E.C. In his 1989 testimony he stated that the “Reg D” incident had cost him a shot at partnership that year.
What the S.E.C. seemed to be especially interested in was whether there was a connection between Epstein’s leaving and the alleged insider trading in St. Joe Minerals by other people at Bear Stearns:
Q: Sir, are you aware that certain rumors may have been circulating around your firm in connection with your reasons for leaving the firm?
A: I’m aware that there were many rumors.
Q: What were the rumors you heard?
A: Nothing to do with St. Joe.
Q: Can you relate what you heard?
A: It was having to do with an illicit affair with a secretary.
Q: Have you heard any other rumors suggesting that you had made a presentation or communication to the Executive Committee concerning alleged improprieties by other members or employees of Bear Stearns?
A: I, in fact, have heard that rumor, but it’s been from Mr. Harris in our conversation last week.
Q: Have you heard it from anyone else?
A: No.
A little later the interview focuses on James Cayne:
Q: Did you ever hear while you were at Bear Stearns that Mr. Cayne may have trader or insider information in connection with St. Joe Minerals Corporation?
Q: Did Mr. Cayne ever have any conversation with you about St. Joe Minerals?
Q: Did you happen to overhear any conversations between Mr. Cayne and anyone else regarding St. Joe Minerals?
And still later in the questioning comes this exchange:
Q: Have you had any type of business dealings with Mr. Cayne?
A: There’s no relationship with Bear Stearns.
Q: Pardon?
A: Other than Bear Stearns, no.
Q: Have you been a participant in any type of business venture with Mr. Cayne?
Q: Do you have any expectation of participating in any business venture with Mr. Cayne?
Q: Have you had any business participations with Mr. Theram?
A: No; nor do I anticipate any.
Q: Mr. Epstein, did anyone at Bear Stearns tell you in words or substance that you should not divulge anything about St. Joe Minerals to the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission?
Q: Has anyone indicated to you in any way, either directly or indirectly, in words or substance, that your compensation for this past year or any future monies coming to you from Bear Stearns will be contingent upon your not divulging information to the Securities and Exchange Commission?
A: No.
Despite the circumstances of Epstein’s leaving, Bear Stearns agreed to pay him his annual bonus—which he anticipated as being approximately $100,000.
The S.E.C. never brought any charges against anyone at Bear Stearns for insider trading in St. Joe, but its questioning seems to indicate that it was skeptical of Epstein’s answers. Some sources have wondered why, if he was such a big producer at Bear Stearns, he would have given it up over a mere $2,500 fine.
Certainly the years after Epstein left the firm were not obviously prosperous ones. His luck didn’t seem to change until he met Hoffenberg.
One of Epstein’s first assignments for Hoffenberg was to mastermind doomed bids to take over Pan American World Airways in 1987 and Emery Air Freight Corp. in 1988. Hoffenberg claimed in a 1993 hearing before a grand jury in Illinois that Epstein came up with the idea of financing these bids through Towers’s acquisition of two ailing Illinois insurance companies, Associated Life and United Fire. “He was hired by us to work on the securities side of the insurance companies and Towers Financial, supposedly to make a profit for us and for the companies,” Hoffenberg reportedly told the grand jury. He also alleged that Epstein was the “technician,” executing the schemes, although, having no broker’s license, he had to rely on others to make the trades. Much of Hoffenberg’s subsequent testimony in his criminal case has proven to be false, and Epstein has claimed he was merely asked how the bids could be accomplished and has said he had nothing to do with the financing of them. Yet Richard Allen, the former treasurer of United Fire, recalls seeing Epstein two or three times at the company. He and another executive say they had direct dealing with Epstein over the finances. And in his deposition of 1989, Epstein stated that he was the one who executed “all” Hoffenberg’s instructions to buy and sell the stock. He called it “making the orders.” He could not recall whether he had chosen the brokers used.
To win approval from the Illinois insurance regulators for Towers’s acquisition of the companies, Hoffenberg promised to inject $3 million of new capital into them. In fact, in his grand-jury testimony Hoffenberg claimed that he, his chief operating officer, Mitchell Brater, and Epstein came up with a scheme to steal $3 million of the insurance companies’ bonds to buy Pan Am and Emery stock. “Jeffrey Epstein and Mitch Brater arranged the various brokerage accounts for the bonds to be placed with in New York, and I think one in Chicago, Rodman & Renshaw,” Hoffenberg reportedly said. Then, said Hoffenberg, while making it appear as though they were investing the bonds in much safer financial instruments, they used them as collateral to buy the stock. “Epstein was the person in charge of the transactions, and Mitchell Brater was assisting him with it in coordination on behalf of the insurance companies’ money,” Hoffenberg claimed at the time.
At one point, according to Hoffenberg, a broker forged the documents necessary for a $1.8 million check to be written on insurance-company funds. The check was used to buy more stock in the takeover targets. Meanwhile, in order to throw the insurance regulators off, the $1.8 million was reported as being safely invested in a money-market account.
United Fire’s former chief financial officer Daniel Payton confirms part of Hoffenberg’s account. He says he recalls making one or two telephone calls to Epstein (at Hoffenberg’s direction) about the missing bonds. “He said, ‘Oh, yeah, they still exist.’ But we found out later that he had sold those assets … leveraged them … [and] used some margin account to take some positions in … Emery and Pan Am,” says Payton.
Epstein’s extraordinary creativity was, according to Hoffenberg, responsible for the purchase by the insurance companies of a $500,000 bond, with no money down. “Epstein created a great scheme to purchase a $500,000 treasury bond that would not be shown … [as] margined or collateralized,” he reportedly told the grand jury. “It looked like it was free and clear but it actually wasn’t,” he said.
Epstein has denied he ever had any dealings with anyone from the insurance companies. But Richard Allen says he recalls talking to Epstein at Hoffenberg’s direction and telling him it was urgent they retrieve the missing bonds for a state examination. According to Allen, Epstein said, “We’ll get them back.” He had “kind of a flippant attitude,” says Allen. “They never came back.”
Epstein, according to Hoffenberg, also came up with a scheme to manipulate the price of Emery Freight stock in an attempt to minimize the losses that occurred when Hoffenberg’s bid went wrong and the share price began to fall. This was alleged to have involved multiple clients’ accounts controlled by Epstein.
Eventually, in 1991, insurance regulators in Illinois sued Hoffenberg. He settled the case, and Epstein, who was only a paid consultant, was never deposed or accused of any wrongdoing. Barry Gross, the attorney who was handling the suit for the regulators, says of Epstein, “He was very elusive…. It was hard to really track him down. There were a substantial number of checks for significant dollars that were paid to him, I remember…. He was this character we never got a handle on. Again we presumed that he was involved with the Pan Am and Emery run that Hoffenberg made, but we never got a chance to depose him.”
“From the government’s discovery in the main sentencing against Hoffenberg it would seem the government was perhaps a bit lazy,” says David Lewis, who represented Mitchell Brater. “They went for what they knew they could get … and that was the fraudulent promissory notes [i.e., the much larger and unrelated part of Hoffenberg’s fraud, based in New York State]…. What they couldn’t get, they didn’t bother with.”
Another lawyer involved in the criminal prosecution of Hoffenberg says, “In a criminal investigation like that, when there is a guilty plea, to be quick and dirty about it, discovery is always incomplete…. They don’t have to line up witnesses; they don’t have to learn every fact that might come out on cross-examination.”
Epstein was involved with Hoffenberg in other questionable transactions. Financial records show that in 1988 Epstein invested $1.6 million in Riddell Sports Inc., a company that manufactures football helmets. Among his co-investors were the theater mogul Robert Nederlander and attorney Leonard Toboroff. A source close to this transaction claims that Epstein told Nederlander and Toboroff that he had raised his share of the money from a Swiss banker, whose identity they could not be allowed to know. But Hoffenberg has claimed the money came from him, and Towers’s financial statements for that year show a loan to Epstein of $400,000. (Epstein has said he can’t remember the details and has disputed the accuracy of the Towers financial reports.)
Around the same time, Nederlander and Toboroff let Epstein come in with them on a scheme to make money out of Pennwalt, a Pennsylvania chemical company. The plan was to group together with two other parties to take a substantial declared position in the stock. According to a source, Epstein was supposed to help Nederlander and Toboroff raise $15 million. He seemed to fail to find other investors, say those familiar with the deal. (Epstein has said he was merely an investor.) He invested $1 million, which he told his co-investors was his own money. But in his 1989 deposition he said that he put in only $300,000 of his own money. Where did the rest come from? Hoffenberg has said it came from him, in a loan that Nederlander and Toboroff didn’t know about.
Two things happened that alarmed Nederlander and Toboroff. After the group signaled a possible takeover, the Pennwalt management threatened to sue the would-be raiders. Epstein was reluctant initially to give a deposition about his share of the money, telling Toboroff there were “reasons” he didn’t want to. Then, after the opportunity for new investors was closed, co-investors recall Epstein announcing that he’d found one at last: Dick Snyder, then C.E.O. of the publisher Simon & Schuster, who wanted to put up approximately $500,000. (Neither Epstein nor Snyder can now recall the investment. Yet in the 1989 deposition Epstein said that he had recruited Snyder, whom he had met socially, into the deal.)
According to a source, Toboroff and Nederlander told Epstein that Snyder was too late, but, without their realizing it, Hoffenberg has claimed, Snyder wrote a check to Hoffenberg and bought out some of his investment. But then Snyder wanted out.
“Nederlander started to get these irate calls from [Snyder,] who wasn’t part of the deal, saying he was owed all this money,” says someone close to the deal. Toboroff and Nederlander were baffled.
Eventually, a source close to Hoffenberg says, Hoffenberg paid Snyder off.
Just as Nederlander and Toboroff were growing wary of Epstein, he became increasingly involved with Leslie Wexner, whom he had met through insurance executive Robert Meister and his late wife. Epstein has told people that he met Wexner in 1986 in Palm Beach, and that he won his confidence by persuading him not to invest in the stock market, just as the 1987 crash was approaching. His story has subsequently changed. When asked if Wexner knew about his connection to Hoffenberg, Epstein said that he began working for Wexner in 1989, and that “it was certainly not the same time.”
Wherever and whenever it was that Epstein and Wexner actually met, there was an immediate and strong personal chemistry. Wexner says he thinks Epstein is “very smart with a combination of excellent judgment and unusually high standards. Also, he is always a most loyal friend.”
Sources say Epstein proved that he could be useful to Wexner as well, with “fresh” ideas about investments. “Wexner had a couple of bad investments, and Jeffrey cleaned those up right away,” says a former associate of Epstein’s.
Before he signed on with Wexner, Epstein had several meetings with Harold Levin, then head of Wexner Investments, in which he enunciated ideas about currencies that Levin found incomprehensible. “In fact,” says someone who used to work very closely with Wexner, “almost everyone at the Limited wondered who Epstein was; he literally came out of nowhere.”
“Everyone was mystified as to what his appeal was,” says Robert Morosky, a former vice-chairman of the Limited.
Much of Epstein’s work is related to cleaning up, tightening budgets, and efficiencies. One person who worked for Wexner and who saw a contract drawn up between the two men says Epstein is involved in “everything, not just a little here, a little there. Everything!” In addition, he says, “Wexner likes having a hatchet man…. Whenever there is dirty work to be done he’d stick Jeffrey on it…. He has a reputation for being ruthless but he gets the job done.”
Epstein has evidently been asked to fire personal-staff members when needed. “He was that mysterious person that everyone was scared to death of,” says a former employee.
Meanwhile, he is also less than popular with some people outside Wexner’s company with whom he now deals. “He ‘inserted’ himself into the construction process of Leslie Wexner’s yacht…. That resulted in litigation down the road between Mr. Wexner and the shipyard that eventually built the vessel,” says Lars Forsberg, a lawyer whose firm at the time, Dickerson and Reily, was hired to deal with litigation stemming from the construction of Wexner’s Limitless—at 315 feet, one of the largest private yachts in the world. Evidently, Epstein stalled on paying Dickerson and Reily for its work. “It’s probably once or twice in my legal career that I’ve had to sue a client for payment of services that he’d requested and we’d performed … without issue on the performance,” says Forsberg. In the end the matter was settled, but Epstein claims he now has no recollection of it.
The incident is one of a number of disputes Epstein has become embroiled in. Some are for sums so tiny as to be baffling; for instance, Epstein sued investment adviser Herbert Glass, who sold him the Palm Beach house in 1990, for $13,444—Epstein claimed this was owed him for furnishings removed by Glass.
In 1998 the U.S. Attorney’s Office sued Epstein for illegally subletting the former home of the deputy consul general of Iran to attorney Ivan Fisher and others. Epstein paid $15,000 a month in rent to the State Department, but he charged Fisher and his colleagues $20,000. Though the exact terms of the agreement are sealed, the court ruled against Epstein.
Wexner offers some insight into his friend’s combative style. “Many times people confuse winning and losing,” Wexner says. “Jeffrey has the unusual quality of knowing when he is winning. Whether in conversations or negotiations, he always stands back and lets the other person determine the style and manner of the conversation or negotiation. And then he responds in their style. Jeffrey sees it in chivalrous terms. He does not pick a fight, but if there is a fight, he will let you choose your weapon.”
One case is rather more serious. Currently, Citibank is suing Epstein for defaulting on loans from its private-banking arm for $20 million. Epstein claims that Citibank “fraudulently induced” him into borrowing the money for investments. Citibank disputes this charge.
The legal papers for another case offer a rare window into Epstein’s finances. In 1995, Epstein stopped paying rent to his landlord, the nonprofit Municipal Arts Society, for his office in the Villard House. He claimed that they were breaking the terms of the lease by not letting his staff in at night. The case was eventually settled. However, one of the papers filed in this dispute is Epstein’s financial statement for 1988, in which he claimed to be worth $20 million. He listed that he owned $7 million in securities, $1 million in cash, zero in residential property (although he told sources that he had already bought the home in Palm Beach), and $11 million in other assets, including his investment in Riddell. A co-investor in Riddell says: “The company had been bought with a huge amount of debt, and it wasn’t public, so it was meaningless to attach a figure like that to it … the price it cost was about $1.2 million.” The co-investors bought out Epstein’s share in Riddell in 1995 for approximately $3 million. At that time, when Epstein was asked, as a routine matter, to sign a paper guaranteeing he had access to a few million dollars in case of any subsequent disputes over the sale price, Wexner signed for him. Epstein has explained that this was because the co-investors wanted an indemnity against being sued by Wexner. One of the investors calls this “bullshit.”
Epstein’s appointment to the board of New York’s Rockefeller University in 2000 brought him into greater social prominence. Boasting such social names as Nancy Kissinger, Brooke Astor, and Robert Bass, the board also includes such pre-eminent scientists as Nobel laureate Joseph Goldstein. “Epstein was thrilled to be elected,” says someone who knows him.
After one term Epstein resigned. According to New York magazine, this was because he didn’t like to wear a suit to meetings. A spokesperson for the Rockefeller board says Epstein left because he had insufficient time to commit; a board member recalls that he was “arrogant” and “not a good fit.” The spokesperson admits that it is “infrequent” for board members not to be renominated after only one term.
Still, the recent spate of publicity Epstein has inspired does not seem to have fazed him. In November he was spotted in the front row of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show at New York’s Lexington Avenue Armory; around the same time the usual coterie of friends and beautiful women were whisked off to Little St. James (which he tells people has been renamed Little St. Jeff) for a long weekend.
Thanks to Epstein’s introductions, says Martin Nowak, the biologist finds himself moving from Princeton to Harvard, where he is assuming the joint position of professor of mathematics and professor of biology. Epstein has pledged at least $25 million to Harvard to create the Epstein Program for Mathematical Biology and Evolutionary Dynamics, and Epstein will have an office at the university. The program will be dedicated to searching for nature’s algorithms, a pursuit that is a specialty of Nowak’s. For Epstein this must be the summit of everything he has worked toward: he has been seen proudly displaying Harvard president Larry Summers’s letter of commitment as if he can’t quite believe it is real. He says he was reluctant to have his name attached to the program, but Summers persuaded him. He rang his mentor Wexner about it, and Wexner told him it was all right.
An insatiable, restless soul, always on the move, Epstein builds a tremendous amount of downtime into his hectic work schedule. Yet there is something almost programmed about his relaxation: it’s as if even pleasure has to be measured in terms of self-improvement. Nowak says that, when he goes to stay with Epstein in the Caribbean, they’ll get up at six and, as the sun rises, have three-hour conversations about theoretical physics. “Then he’ll go off and do some work, re-appear, and we’ll talk some more.”
Another person who went to the island with Epstein, Maxwell, and several beautiful women remembers that the women “sat around one night teasing him about the kinds of grasping women who might want to date him. He was amused by the idea…. He’s like a king in his own world.”
Many people comment there is something innocent, almost childlike about Jeffrey Epstein. They see this as refreshing, given the sophistication of his surroundings. Alan Dershowitz says that, as he was getting to know Epstein, his wife asked him if he would still be close to him if Epstein suddenly filed for bankruptcy. Dershowitz says he replied, “Absolutely. I would be as interested in him as a friend if we had hamburgers on the boardwalk in Coney Island and talked about his ideas.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: The original version of this story stated that Jeffrey Epstein was a member of the New York Academy of Sciences. The academy has since notified Vanity Fair that it has no record of Epstein’s membership.
© 2019 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.
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Got this article from one that says Queen Elizabeth II may be one of Epstein's clients.
QEII article
Epstein payback at Bear Stearns:
A year-long investigation by the Miami Herald turned up records that show Epstein — who was one of the fund’s largest investors — cooperated in the prosecution of a pair of executives at now-defunct Bear Stearns financial firm and received “valuable consideration” for providing investigators with unspecified information
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2018.12.10 19:01 NovaRogue Interesting Factoids / Trivia / Records as of Final Reckoning (only cast/format spoilers for S33)

NO WINNER / ELIMINATION / TWIST SPOILERS FOR SEASON 33 - but yes to cast and format
(sorry about the weird numbering. I wanted bullets and sub-bullets but don't know how to do that here on reddit)
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Winner Factoids
  1. We have our first winner from Are You the One, in Hunter. We got very close to this on Season 29: Invasion, since Nelson only lost to CT by 2 minutes on a 3-day final.
  1. This is our newest winner for men since S27, and our newest winner overall since S29.
  2. Hunter is our youngest winner (age 25, born in 1993) and only the second champion born in the ‘90s (with Jordan, born in 1990). Ashley was born in 1987.
  3. If you don’t count Camila, who is white-passing, we haven’t had a non-white champion since the Gauntlet III (season 15), with Nehemiah.
  4. Final Reckoning continues the trend of 1-time champs becoming 2-time champs every season since 27 (which is the last time we had two people winning a season for the first time together –Cara & Jamie – which also happened the immediate previous season, with Sarah & Jordan).
  1. Ashley and Hunter entered the game late and won the season. This previously happened with CT on Invasion, with DerricK on Inferno 3 (who replaced CT after he punched Davis and was disqualified), and with Christena on Inferno 1 (she replaced Piggy, who was edited out).
  2. Hunter won on his third season, like Camila and also like Jordan. Compare this to CT winning on his 9th; Cara, Brad, Paula, and Sarah on their 8th; Johnny on his 4th; and Veronica on her 1st (or 4th if you’re looking for a more traditional season with eliminations).
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Other Factoids
  1. With the Redemption House shenanigans, we got several remarkable occurrences:
  1. As others have said, it was the first final for 6 of the 8 people in it (everyone besides Ashley and Cara). This hasn’t happened since Battle of the Seasons 2, where it was the first final for everyone except Sarah (7/8). Pretty momentous.
  2. Three people were DQ’d for violence this season (Melissa, Kailah, Cory), with one more kicked off because of his partner (Devin).
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Records as of Final Reckoning:
  1. Ashley is the person to have taken home the most money from the Challenge, with $1,121,250.
  1. Ashley has won 2 out of 4 seasons, like Jordan. So they have 50% win percentages, the same as Darrell (4/8).
  2. The earliest CT has left on a season, besides when he was DQ’d (Duel 2 and Inferno 3) and left because of Diem’s medevac (Exes 2). Besides these and Final Reckoning, CT has made the final elimination or gone to the final on every season.
  3. Also the earliest Brad has left in his 10 seasons.
  4. Brad entered the 10-timers club with Final Reckoning, making the number of these “legendary competitors” an even 10 as of S32 (Johnny, CT, Cara, Aneesa, Veronica, Camila, Derrick, Paula, and Wes). Leroy joins this exclusive club for S33. Other noteworthy records:
  1. Shane now holds the record for the most seasons without making a final, with 7 + 1 spin-off. Alternatively, Aneesa has been on the most seasons where she hasn’t made a final, with 10 + 2 spin-off appearances without a final. (She only final’d on Gauntlet 2 and Duel 2)
  2. Veronica holds the record for the longest span of seasons (29), and Shane has it for the men (26).
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Eliminations
  1. Cara has the most final appearances of women (7), the most elimination rounds for women (18), and the most elimination wins for women (12).
  2. Johnny has lost the most eliminations of anybody in Challenge history (11).
  3. Kam is one to look out for, with 5 wins in only 2 seasons (in regular eliminations on full seasons).
  1. Nelson continues his great record, with 8 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
  1. Sylvia is sneaky good – at eliminations and otherwise. 5 wins and 1 loss.
  1. Natalie followed 4 straight losses (elimination + redemption) with 2 huge upsets, over Brad/Kyle and Johnny/Tony (the two most physically stacked teams on the whole season).
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Next Season Cast
Competitors return for their:
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Anything y'all can add? I love this stuff!
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2018.12.09 06:19 turtle494 Battle of the Exes 2 Rewatch Recap & Ranking

I just finished rewatching BOTE 2 and Dirty 30 back to back (will post a thread about D30 next), and so I just wanted to give a recap of my thoughts and ranking of all of the players from this season.
Random Thoughts:
-This challenge was a really good season, with a really satisfying and difficult final, especially compared to what we just saw with Final Reckoning.
-I thought the daily's this season were kinda skewed in difficulty and uniqueness. For example, they had two daily challenges within 3 episodes that both involved jumping into water and swimming fast, which hurt and benefitted the same teams, as well as kinda weak challenges like having to lick peanut butter and connect two tubes, and using a ball to push each other off a platform. But then we also had amazing challenges like the mini-final which took all day long, as well as the one where they had to jump onto moving trucks and the final challenge scaling down a building.
-This season marked the end of a lot of people's challenge careers. Diem & Knight obviously (RIP), as well as Adam, Brittany, Jay, Theresa, Nia, Dustin, Jonna, John (AYTO), and Hailey. Besides the latter two, I would've loved to see all of the rest have another chance at competing.
Team Evaluations:
Dustin & Jessica - I think this team had some promise, but obviously they both flopped this season. I'm really sad that this season ended Dustin's challenge career, because he has definitely proven that he can compete and do well in a final (BOTS), and I hope he gets to come back one day. Jessica is kinda meh, and I think they both just got screwed because of Wes's politics, but am interested to see if Jessica would have benefited from the RW: Portland alliance that existed with Averey/Johnny/Jordan/Nia.
Hailey & Thomas - I didn't really care about this team. They didn't get much screen time, even in the episode that they were eliminated in. They did do quite well in the very first challenge though, but considering how much fire Hailey brought to her RW season, she was kind of a flop on the show and I understand why she was never brought back. Thomas definitely had potential to do well on the Challenge but ultimately this season was just a first in the three flop seasons in a row that Thomas had.
CT & Diem - Watching their short-lived time on the show was just as emotional and heart-wrenching the second time as it was the first. Seeing Diem in the first episode talk about the life that she wants, being married and having kids, knowing that she passed soon after filming this, is so sad. CT & Diem were definitely in a position to go deep into the game and it's very possible that they could have skated all the way to the final without ever facing elimination just like they did in Exes 1. The final montage showing Diem being airlifted out while we hear her interview clip was one of the saddest things I've ever seen, I miss her and wish she could have gotten the win that she deserved.
Simone & JJ - I'm really surprised that this couple was the one that come onto the show from AYTO 1. JJ really does not seem like the type of person to be successful on The Challenge, which was clear when he couldn't even eat 17 fried plantains in three minutes. This season of Simone is definitely the most like-able of her seasons, but she doesn't stand out much, and I don't think any love was lost for anyone when they were sent home.
Knight & Jemmye - It was also sad watching this season in retrospect, knowing that Knight is gone. I heard that they re-edited this season out of respect for Knight and didn't show a lot of the antics that he was involved in. Jemmye & Knight were definitely really enjoyable to watch this time around with their humorous banter. They didn’t really stand out competitively and nobody was surprised when they were sent home, but I really liked the last clip of Knight calling himself “the man, the myth, the legend”. His sense of humor and crazy antics will definitely be missed.
Adam & Brittany - These rookies were clearly the rookies of the year, and are probably some of the best rookies ever, going 3-1 in their first season. They really sucked at the daily challenges, but did really well under pressure in the eliminations. Adam definitely had the potential to be one of the better guys if he continued to come back, and I don’t think Brittany would stand out much as an individual competitor, but I guess we’ll never know. Based on the directions that the show has been going, I’m assuming we won’t see them again. I loved the internal conflict that this team had, while still remaining pretty popular among the house. They definitely stood out.
Johnny & Averey - Considering how inseparable they were on The Real World, it was insane to see how much they hated each other on this season. Averey was an amazing rookie who I think had a lot of potential, and it sucks that she only got one more shot that was quickly cut short. This team reminds me of Amanda & Zach on Final Reckoning in terms of how much they hated each other and how each one of them gravitated towards different sides of the house. They were pretty much doomed from the start because they could never come together, but they did do better than expected by winning two eliminations. I’m really not sure why so much of the Real World Portland cast has stopped being on Challenges, I think both Averey and Johnny show a ton of promise and would love to see them return someday.
Zach & Jonna - This team is so freaking painful to watch. While Jonna is definitely a mediocre competitor, it was so hard watching her try so hard with a person that she once loved, who cheated on her and abandoned her, continuously degrade her and tear down her self esteem. Zach has definitely gotten a redeemable edit on the past few seasons, but this season really reminded me that he’s trash. His comments about women being inherently inferior were so stupid, and he really showed that he has no respect for women. Jonna did really well in some of the challenges this season, like the daily where they had to jump across the trucks, she also almost caught her and Zach up in the elimination against Sarah and Jordan, and she did really well in the elimination to get back into the game against Bananas and Nany, yet Zach found a new way to blame her every time they didn’t win something. I get why Jonna chose to stop doing challenges after this season, considering how much it sucked for her, and although I enjoy watching her, I don’t think she’d ever make it to a final if she couldn’t do it with Zach as a partner. I do miss her though.
Wes & Theresa - This season really showed that although Wes is arguably the smartest person to ever compete on a Challenge, he significantly lacks social skills. The difference between him and Bananas is that Bananas is naturally good at making good friends on and off the show, who will have his back no matter what. Wes, on the other hand, makes temporary alliances that easily fell through this season when his lies caught up to him and Bananas and Many came back. It was sad because Wes & Theresa absolutely killed it this season, winning three daily’s, and they ultimately got screwed with an elimination where Nia and Leroy easily defeated them. I’ll talk more about Theresa later in the post.
Leroy & Nia - Nia is one of the most polarizing characters to ever be on The Challenge, and I think if she did more seasons, she would have formed into the new Camilinator. I actually enjoyed Leroy this season because unlike recent seasons like Dirty 30 and Vendettas, he hasn’t yet gained this large sense of entitlement. I really appreciate that he takes being thrown into eliminations in stride, but he unfortunately just lacks the brain power that it takes to make big moves and put himself in good positions to win. Nia, on the other hand, who only had the alliances that she had due to the fact that she was partnered with Leroy, had a huge sense of entitlement. Yes, she did dominate in her eliminations against Nany and Theresa, but she did subpar up against Averey and also consistently quit during daily challenges. The fact that she quit in the final two daily’s shows that she doesn’t actually have heart, yet both times, she threw a fit because she had to go against hard competitors in the elimination and she thought that strong teams should go to the end. If you aren’t going to work your ass off and put 100% into winning challenges, your opinion is void. Yes, you did well in two eliminations, but you are not royalty if you quit as much as you do. She really started off the season good and was likable, but as the season went on, she formed into a bully. I thought her argument against Nany was comical, but the way she treated Jordan and Sarah was really gross. I hate that she called Jordan a derogatory term and then said that “the gays love me! I can say whatever I want and they will support me!”, as well as touching Jordan inappropriately and targeting Sarah for her weight. On one hand I was glad she got sent home, but I was really surprised that they didn’t show TJ telling her she was out, and only told her to pack her bags, with that being the last time we saw her. I wonder if production hadn’t fully decided yet what they were going to do with her, and only decided to send her home when they figured out that Theresa was available to go to Norway, but I wish I could have seen her face when they kicked her out. I definitely think Nia & Leroy still would’ve won the elimination against Bananas & Nany and I think they would have gotten second place, although I don’t even know if Nia could have made it through that difficult final. Although she is a bully, I do enjoy polarizing characters and would still like to see Nia compete again because at least she can be a strong competitor. I really enjoyed her on The Real World and I also loved that she was able to make amends with both Johnny and Averey, and even became really close friends with Averey. I’m guessing that we probably won’t be seeing her again, however.
Bananas & Nany - This team was definitely the head of a lot of controversy this season. They were clearly really strong competitors, especially Bananas, and they had a lot of alliances in the house. It’s crazy how easy Bananas is able to make allies and have people do anything for him. I do, however, think that he is a ginormous hypocrite for his treatment of Sarah. What Sarah did to Bananas is almost identical to what Bananas did to Paula on the Island, and what’s even funnier is that the episode before, Bananas had no problem indirectly screwing over Leroy by telling Jordan and Sarah to send in Leroy and Nia over Jay and Jenna, so the fact that he then threw a fit and contributed in fat shaming and bullying Sarah was pretty fucked up. Nobody is entitled to anything, especially this team that got to skip out on 5 weeks of the competition and then enter in the Top 5. Nany talks a big game, but she really didn’t do well in eliminations this season. I did feel really bad for Many when she showed that she clearly still had feelings for Bananas, and I also really enjoyed seeing her and Jenna get completely wasted in Norway before the final elimination. Ultimately, I was glad to see them go in fourth, and I do think they could’ve given Jordan and Sarah a run for their money in the final.
Jay & Jenna - This team, also known as the layups, actually did a pretty good job throughout the season, just to fall apart in the finale. They were the only rookie team to consistently do well in daily challenges, never getting in last place, and even winning one. They also did really well with their “poli-dicking” by getting in with Zach and Jonna, and being saved a multitude of times due to that connection. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with floating your way to the end, because they got to the end nonetheless. Their final performance, however, was a complete disaster. I’m surprised Jay got so much slack, because he was really doing well in the swimming, kayaking, and running portions, only to completely fall apart in the eating. I was really disappointed in Jenna for saying during the run that she wanted to give up, and being so negative. However, they completely switched roles during the drinking portion, which was definitely the easiest part of the final, where Jenna was willing to drink the nasty drink but Jay wasn’t. I don’t know if Jay never got invited back, or if he just decided not to return, but I actually did like him. He has a very likable personality, and it was nice seeing some fire in him by standing up to Bananas. I didn’t really like how Jenna just sat there when Sarah and Jordan were being bullied and said nothing, but I think that’s just the passive person she is. Ultimately, although this team was not strong by any means, they had funny moments, and I wouldn’t mind seeing Jay again.
Leroy & Theresa - Although this team only formed right before the final, I really liked them. I never realized how much I liked Theresa until I rewatched this season. She has a lot of heart and fight in her, and I was so glad that she made this final. I think she may have decided to retire on a high note, because it was probably unlikely that she’d be able to make a final again, but I do miss her on the Challenge and would love to see her again at some point, especially to see what her dynamic with Nany is now. It was pretty clear that they weren’t going to win, but the fact that they continuously caught up to Jordan and Sarah during the final, especially with how far they fell behind during the swim, was so impressive.
Jordan & Sarah - I was so glad to see Sarah finally get the win she deserved. She works so hard, and played an amazing game. This team really just sat back and floated on up until the last few weeks. They went from being the odd-ones-out against Wes, to being in complete control when Bananas and Many came back, and I think Jordan’s strategy of not actually being 100% loyal to anyone ended up working for them, because nobody really wanted to face them in an elimination or risk having them come back. I do think Jordan is an asshole, and he definitely has signs of being a misogynist based on how he was treating Sarah, Theresa, and other women during the middle part of the season, but it was also really wholesome seeing Sarah write that apology letter to him and how they made up, and he definitely redeemed himself. He didn’t deserve to be sexually harassed by Nia the way that he was, and he definitely maintained his composure. He also mustered up a lot of respect for Sarah and was incredibly supportive to her. I’m also really proud of Sarah being willing to make that big move at the end. I don’t know why it’s okay for Bananas and other powerful men in Challenge history to make big, cunning moves, but not for Sarah, and she definitely solidified herself as a bad ass in the process. Getting rid of Bananas and Nany cleared the path for them to easily win the final. Jordan is an incredible athlete, and Sarah really kept up and did amazing. They deserved their win 100% and it was a good end to the season seeing them do it.
Ranking
  1. John Jacobs
  2. Hailey Chivers
  3. Thomas Buell
  4. Simone Kelly
  5. Jessica McCain
  6. Zach Nichols
  7. Dustin Zito
  8. Johnny Reilly
  9. Jemmye Carroll
  10. Averey Tresseler
  11. Johnny Bananas
  12. Ryan Knight
  13. Jay Gotti
  14. Nany Gonzalez
  15. Jenna Compono
  16. Nia Moore
  17. Jonna Mannion
  18. Brittany Baldassari
  19. Adam Kuhn
  20. Leroy Garrett
  21. Wes Bergmann
  22. Jordan Wiseley
  23. CT Tamburello
  24. Diem Brown
  25. Theresa Gonzalez
  26. Sarah Rice
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2018.05.18 02:19 CenturyofSalt Chapter 1 - Time is on your side

This is the first installment of my premiere serial, called Time is on your side, part of the Shaw-Moriarty Universe.
“Ben, I’ll love you forever if you take me back to that diner on our next date night!” Paula passes me a sly wink and grips my hand tighter.
I can only imagine that the seas envy the stunning waves in her mahogany hair and the sheen of those wondrous blue eyes. Her sarcastic and free-spirited nature shines through the darkened streets of Russell, creating a hue of warm, loving acceptance everywhere she walks. She dances so gracefully on the sidewalk without ever needing a partner. Yet, she insists that I always join her. How could I possibly say “no” to her?
I chortle, “Were our vows not enough to prove that you’ll already love me forever? I seem to remember you cried when I trashed my written vows and improvised that line about how you’re the one thing I never knew I wanted, but couldn’t live without.”
She spins around and bursts into laughter. “That was so rehearsed! You - you and I both know that those ‘written vows’, as you call it, was just a piece of paper that said ‘crumple this up and give the real vows off the cuff’.” She can barely breathe, she’s laughing so uncontrollably.
“But it was a pretty good show, yeah?” I reach out and slide my hand down her waist, pulling her in close.
Paula sighs, letting the laughter fade away, “I’ll admit, you are very sly, Mr. Laurie.”
She presses her forehead to mine. Exhaling slowly, she creates a charge in my gut, exceeding any alcohol-induced night of debauchery in my past. Every tender, spontaneous moment of our relationship flashes in front of my eyes, filling me with the kind of fuzzy feeling I thought only existed in movies. It’s always been a mystery how she could ever fall for a man like me. I can’t help but love the way her fiery enthusiasm burns away all of my self-loathing and destructive tendencies. She’s the kind of woman that encourages me to have a flourishing social life and knows that it’ll never distract me from what truly matters: her.
“Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day?” I whisper.
She scoffs, “No, no, no! That’s too unoriginal, even for you!”
Paula presses her lips to my own, giving me a very light kiss.
“Speaking of which,” she reels her head back in excitement, “how is that new poem coming along? Have you decided how it should end yet?”
I bite the inside of my lower lip, knowing full well how cheesy my response is going to be. I can’t help it, though.
“I don’t think I’m gonna finish it. Why would I ever want a poem about you to end?”
She nudges me away, softly. Giving off a derisive giggle.
Ouch. I know she wasn’t impressed, but I mean, that was almost hurtful.
“Why can’t you just give it a happy ending? A little optimism never hurt anyone. After all, we are going to love each other until the end of time, so it’s not like you’d be lying. It seems like you’re just kind of giving up on it.”
Uncertainty hangs on my mind as I add, “Wouldn’t ending it also be a form of giving up? At least with an unfinished work I leave open a world of opportunity.”
I immediately regret wording it that way, but I’m confident that she didn’t misinterpret my point. She knows me better than to assume the worst.
“A world of opportunity, huh? Already thinking about the next love of your life, Benji?” A contagious smile grows on her face.
I was wrong. She always knows how to make everything into a joke.
“You know that’s not...what I -” My thoughts trail off as I am distracted by a man in the background.
He’s peering at us from behind a garbage can, intently. It could easily be one of our friends playing a joke on us, getting ready to jump out and give us a good scare. It’s hard to tell. The man is wearing all black with a tattered hood pulled far enough over his face that not even his eyes are really visible. He gives me an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach that normally would invoke a fight or flight response. However, Russell is a safe town where everybody knows their neighbors, so I doubt we’re in any real danger. At worse, he’s homeless, just looking for a few dollars to buy a cheap meal and some beer to help him through the chilly night to come.
“What’s wrong, baby?” Paula asks, wearing her concern on her sleeve.
I motion towards the man, “This guy is creeping me - you know what? It’s fine. Let’s just pick up the pace a bit so we can make it back home before it gets too dark.”
“I see. You want to get me alone now that I’m happily fed, yeah?” She grabs my hand and leans into me, leaving me alone in my troubles.
I hasten her into what is closer to jogging than walking. We move past the hooded man. His head shifts up and follows us, shoulders jostling as if he’s laughing. Anxiety has officially occupied my mind as I wonder what’s so funny about a married couple going for a run.
“Honey!” Paula yelps, pulling me to an abrupt stop.
I look ahead and see another man, dawning a ski mask and brandishing a club of some sort. He too is dressed in dark garb and is confidently blocking our path. I hear footsteps behind me, I glance back to see the hooded man standing mere feet away from us.
“Wallets and jewelry, now!” the masked man barks at us. He points his club at my face and I feel a sharp pinch in my back. The hooded man has a knife and has it pressed against my spine.
Paula’s glow is gone and only a pale ghost is left in its place. She hurries to throw her purse over to the masked man. I reach into my pocket to retrieve my wallet. The tip of the knife breaks skin, leading me to believe that they’ve done this before. I am not armed, but they couldn’t possibly know that. I’m sure they’re just as paranoid about the outcome as I am.
I grab my wallet and slowly remove it from my pant pocket so as not to raise suspicion and I instantly drop it at my feet. The hooded man reaches down, picks up the wallet, and grabs ahold of my arm. Separating me from Paula, he spins me around and taps his knife on my ring finger.
“Jewelry too!” he demands.
I stare at my gold wedding ring, knowing that it’s just a symbol. As long as I have Paula, the ring shouldn’t matter. It shouldn’t mean anything, but it does. If I just give it up, what kind of message does that send to my wife, who I love more than my own life?
“No, I can’t give you my ring! Take my wallet, but the ring is invaluable.”
The man is unimpressed. He takes hold of my hand and applies the knife to my finger, just above the ring.
He chuckles and stares me down. I finally see his eyes. They’re cold and dead, devoid of any remorse or decency. “How about now?” he inquires.
“Benji! Just give him the ring! It doesn’t matter! Why are you protecting it?” Paula screams at me. I’ve never seen her so scared.
I don’t even give it a second of thought. There is no way I am giving this asshole anymore than he’s already taken from us!
“Not a chance! If you want it, you’ll have to take it from me.” I shout at him.
He was obviously hoping I’d say something like that. The look in his eyes isn’t paranoia or anger, it’s bloodlust! Unlike most thieves and degenerates, he was looking for a fight. Without any hesitation, he cuts my finger clean off and the ring falls to the ground. I couldn’t hear the quiet clatter of it hitting the sidewalk over my own pained howling. I’ve been a nurse for four years, but none of that experience prepared me for the agony of having a finger removed. Blood streams down my arm and onto the man’s torso. He doesn’t even blink at the sight.
Paula shrieks. She falls to her knees and begins weeping. The masked man looms over her for only a second before striking her in the face with his club, knocking her unconscious. I bay and fall to the ground next to her, nervously trying to wake her up.
All I hear is my skull cracking as the masked man deals a blow to my head and forces it to the ground. I desperately try to keep my eyes open, expecting the next strike to render me comatose. A crimson stream floods my eyes.
An unfamiliar voice echoes in my head, “Hey. Hey, buddy! Are you awake?”
My eyes open to see a worn out face, silhouetted by blinding fluorescent lights. For a moment, everything is white. I can barely make out the shapes of three people standing uncomfortably close to me. Panic washes over me and I jump to my feet, trying to regain my bearings.
“Who are you people?!” I call out to the strangers surrounding me. “Where am I? Did you drug me?”
Another man places his hand on my shoulder.
“We all asked the same questions, you’re not going to get any answers out of us. We’re in the same boat here,” he calmly states, as if expecting me to believe him.
I shove him away and stumble back into a wall. A glass frame behind me slips off and smashes on the linoleum floor beneath me. This triggers my vision to return and I whip my head around to see a wrinkled motivational poster lying in a pile of broken glass. It reads, “The dream only works if you keep working.” The poster looks like one of those simple motivational pictures that you’d find hanging from any number of cubicles in a graveyard of office buildings. I whirl back around to face the people who have now formed a circle around me. Finally getting a good glimpse of the room and everybody in it, my anxiety worsens.
Assorted papers are strewn about the floor, ripped and displaced from the filing cabinets, toppled over in the far corner. The air is thick and musky, with a hint of ammonia, similar to that of a long-term patient’s room in the hospital where I suffered through my residency. My eyes fix on a generic ‘Uncle Sam Wants You’ poster mounted to the wall directly in front of me, just next to a door with one of those keycard slots on it. Curiously, the eyes of Uncle Sam are scratched out and the bottom half of the image is ripped, left dangling from the wall. To my right is a giant monitor that practically takes up the entire wall, it’s covered in dust and obviously hasn’t been used in quite a while.
I look down at my hands to see a stump where my ring finger once was. I recall that it was removed two years ago, so any soreness is just what the layman refers to as phantom pains.
“Buddy, are you all right now?” asks a well-groomed man in a wrinkled blazer that must have been navy blue at one point, but is too worn to be considered any particular color. His short, blonde hair is held up by a glistening gel and his eyes are the most familiar shade of hazel. Despite the nasty scar above his left cheek, he has kindness in his eyes and warmness in his voice.
I relax a little bit, certain that this man doesn’t know any more about our situation than I do.
“Uh...I think so. My head is a little hazy. I think I’ve been drugged,” I respond.
He nods his head, showing a solemn frown.
“Mhm, yeah.”
He shakes his head in frustration and continues, “We all felt the same way when we woke up, just a few minutes before you. We thought maybe you were in a coma. We tried shaking you, but you seemed to be really invested in whatever dream you were having.”
He steps back. “Well, that is, until you start writhing in pain. A nightmare, was it?”
I’m not interested in sharing the most traumatic moment of my life with a complete stranger. It’s not like it’ll lighten the mood or anything.
“Don’t worry about it. There’s nothing to be done anyway,” I sneer.
He seems taken aback by my rudeness, but doesn’t let it change his friendly approach to our conversation.
“Well, all right. I’m Tyler and just to clear the air, I’m a Private Investigator. You don’t look familiar, so I’m just going to assume we’ve never met. And knowing the types of crimes I investigate, that’s probably a good thing.” He asserts, matter-of-factly.
Before I can say anything in reply, the large screen comes to life. An older man with slicked back grey hair and a scraggly, uneven beard appears in the foreground. He’s wearing a sapphire blue tie under an old lab coat. Behind him is a large, seemingly empty lab, the walls covered in diagnostic blueprints that I can’t even begin to comprehend.
At a deafening volume, he starts, “Hello, my name is Dr. Francis Moriarty and I am the lead physicist and proprietor of this facility. I know you must have a plethora of questions for me right now, all of which will be answered in time. For now, I shall explain your situation and what it is that I hope to accomplish by bringing you all here.”
He shifts in his chair and backs away from the camera slightly, perhaps realizing that he is too close to the microphone.
“The structure that you are currently in is referred to as TMC9702, TMC being an acronym for Time Manipulation Capable structure. I know, it’s not a very flashy name, but it’s fairly self-explanatory. Or, at least, it will be soon enough.”
On the screen next to his face, he puts up an image of an orange and green planet. It doesn’t look like any celestial body I learned about in my two semesters of astronomy. In fact, it hardly looks like a real planet at all, almost as if he had photoshopped a picture of Mars to look larger and more sinister.
He continues, “This is Ostrana, a planet located in a previously unknown galaxy, approximately three and a half million light-years from the Milky Way. TMC9702 is the second human structure to be built on this planet in the eleven years that we have had access to it. Construction was completed by my crew and I on February 12th, 2017. Inside are twelve symmetrical, interconnected rooms, all serving different purposes and then there’s my humble lab on the east side. Every square foot of this building is used by either myself or one of the numerous staff that I employ here, either for lodging and food storage or for our research.”
He clears his throat, “But I’m getting off topic. Our research here is focused on understanding Ostrana and the variety of species that inhabit its surface. The planet experiences a rather baffling number of time anomalies and has no consistent timeline, making it impossible to trace its history. You may be asking: how is that even possible? Well, the short answer is time manipulation through the fourth-dimension, which is more readily accessible on this planet than we ever thought possible. Our working theory is that a species of fourth-dimensional beings control the planet and use it to experiment on foreign species. We think they intend on testing the creatures they find to see if they themselves could ever be usurped in their own dimension. As our grasp on the fourth dimension is shaky, at best, there is really no standard way of testing our theory. At least, that’s what we thought until we set up this facility and began our own experiments. In short, we have found that a device can be erected to tap into Ostrana’s temporal irregularities, granting us access to time manipulation.”
I can’t believe what I’m hearing. There’s absolutely no way that this guy is telling the truth. He’s just leading us on, so he can have a group of submissive sheep who follow through with his sick experimentation. I mean, what would we have to gain by playing his twisted game?
“For now, you should consider TMC9702 to be your safe haven. In all of the years I have been on Ostrana, I have not been able to step foot outside without an Extravehicular Mobility Unit, or EMU for short. The atmosphere is toxic and no oxygen is present. However, through our experimentation, we have hypothesized that the planet can be terraformed pretty easily, so long as there is a demand to see it through. That being said, if you try to break out of this structure prematurely, you will die in seconds. Outside, in the appropriate time, a space shuttle will be parked for use in your escape. Should you wish to return to Earth, you will be assisted in doing so. There is no guarantee that any of you will even live long enough to see the shuttle, but I am confident that you will succeed in this challenge.”
Dr. Moriarty chuckles quietly to himself and scratches his beard.
He finishes, “Now that you know who I am and what my goal is, I’d suggest that you take a few moments to get to know each other. The stronger your bond, the better your chances of survival and escape will become. Good luck, pioneers.”
The screen hums and releases small amounts of static as it shuts off.
We’re all going to die. That’s the only certainty I can convince myself of in this moment. This psychopath has trapped us in his own personal torture chamber and he wants us to play along, like we have no regard for our own lives. The others can’t possibly have bought into that bullshit, right?
I turn to look at my fellow inmates, gauging their reactions to the horror that we just witnessed. To my surprise, Tyler doesn’t seem to know how to feel about all this. He was so confident and well put-together when we spoke a few minutes ago, but now his eyes are glossed over and his jaw is ajar in the most eerie kind of way.
The other man doesn’t seem too surprised by the video, but I can tell he’s trying to pretend that he is. He is obviously younger than I am and I can see lots of calluses on his hands. Maybe he’s an engineer and had already suspected something like this to be possible, or perhaps he had hoped it could be. His attire is nothing special, just a solid-brown polo and beige khakis. His chin-length ginger hair wisps around as he turns his body to face the group. That’s when I notice the scars on his wrists where he may have attempted to take his own life in the past.
He takes a deep breath and says, “All right, he said to get to know each other, so here goes nothing. My name’s Eric. I’m an inventor of little gadgets that can be found in most homes. A few of my inventions have been advertised on those late-night shopping channels that charge exorbitant prices, disguised as a few low, easy payments. What they don’t tell you about is the price of shipping, handling, and taxation on said items. I’ve never been married, but I do have a daughter, Trudy. She just turned twelve last month. I am twenty-seven years old and I went to Oxford University to get my Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ummm...that’s about it.”
Eric points at the woman to his left, “Now you.”
She reminds me of a girl I dated in high school. Strong latina whose main weapon is a mixture of confidence and untapped potential. Her jet black hair is pulled back into a tight, perfect ponytail that accents her animated, earthy, brown eyes. Everything from her olive green button-up down to her excellently polished, black derby shoes screams financial advisor or park ranger. That combination may not make sense in theory, but if you could see her, you too would be confused by what profession she’s dressed for.
“I am Corporal Daisy Lattimer of the United States Marine Corps,” she proclaims.
Wow, I was way off.
She carries on, “I am from Miami, Florida. I am Lutheran, divorced with no kids, and I joined the Marines to pay for my Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology. I will likely finish it in the Fall of next year, if I ever make it back home. I am twenty-three years old and I graduated high school when I was sixteen.”
I mean, Wildlife Biologists are basically just more educated Park Rangers, right? I wasn’t too far off with Park Ranger. Her clothes practically speak for the rights of animals.
Now I feel obligated to say something about myself. What do I tell them? What do I leave out?
“Hi, I’m Ben. I am a twenty-nine year old Nurse. I live in Russell, Scotland, right outside of Aberdeen. But I was born in Washington, D.C. I was born Roman Catholic, but now I don’t consider myself religious. I don’t have any kids, but I was married for three years. My wife died two years ago, at which time I became an alcoholic. I’m recovered now, but you know, it’s still a struggle... That’s basically me, in a nutshell.”
Hoping no one asks about my wife, I swiftly give the floor to Tyler, who is itching to introduce himself.
“You guys already know that my name is Tyler and I am a PI in Manhattan. I used to be a painter before I met my husband, Morgan. We don’t have any kids, but we do have two dogs, Gil and Simon. I would consider myself an atheist, but I do envy those with faith. My best friend is a deacon at a church down the road from my office and she is constantly trying to get me to come to her service. I want to support her, but churchgoers aren’t known for being very accepting of me and my husband. My line of work has taught me to effectively profile people and also to carry one of these with me everywhere I go,” He lifts a set of lockpicks out of his pocket and holds it above his head, as if this is show-and-tell at an Elementary School.
I can tell that Eric is bored with this portion of “getting to know your cellmates”. He wanders over to the door on the opposite side of the room from the screen and exclaims, “There’s a map over here!”
Without pause, Tyler stops talking and we all walk over to observe said map. It’s a map of the building and it confirms everything Dr. Moriarty said about the layout. However, his “humble lab” is twice the size of any other room in the building and in the corner of the room there is a black circle with a label that reads, “TMD”. We all take a second to look at the way the rooms are labelled on the map. The room we are currently in is room number one and the rest of the rooms are numbered in a zig-zag pattern, the room beyond this door being number 2 and the door closest to the lab is number 11. It seems pretty convoluted, but I guess there’s always a method to madness, hm?
“I guess he wasn’t lying about the building!” Tyler calls out with a sigh of relief.
“Nope.” Eric murmurs as he reaches for the door handle. He turns the knob and pushes it open. The door swings wide and we can see into the next room.
Thank you for reading! Stay tuned for Chapter 2, coming soon!
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2017.12.31 23:16 leysa As a New Year's gift to this sub, I present to you my list of Challenge quotes.

One of my favorite pastimes is rewatching older seasons of the Challenge and compiling great quotes from them. So here's the result of the last few months....
 
MTV trailer for Champs vs Stars : Let's give thanks for friendship!
Wes is such a piece of shit! (Bananas)
Shut the fuck up, asshole! (Wes)
 
I'm not going to break my vagina bone on this thing! - Jenna, Rivals 3, over the soap bar challenge
 
It's actually blowing my mind that neither Kailah or Jenna will look to their right and see how to do this. It's the Dirty Thirty. CHEAT. - Jordan, at the final elimination challenge, Dirty 30
 
What did you DO, Bananas??? Not everyone is used to your assholeishness!! - Ashley, after Bananas insulted Ariane, Champs vs Stars
 
It was this weird....thick....fishy....oh God, I don't think I'm ready to talk about it. - Sarah, Exes 2 final
 
Good job, KellyAnne! (Jamie) Thank you! My mouth tastes like balls! (KellyAnne) - Rivals 3, after eating cow testicles
 
I'm looking over this crowd and I am FAR less intimidated than I was last year. I mean, I've been a winner my entire life...and then Terrell Owens walks in. (slams head into table) I WAS SO WRONG. -Wes, Champs vs. Stars
 
Jay. Are you CRYING?!?!? - TJ, Exes 2 final
 
I think she wants my vagina. But I don't want her vagina. (breaks up laughing) - Cara Maria, Invasion
 
Simone, NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR TORN BUTTHOLE. - Ashley, Rivals 3
 
CT! You were ON that show!! - Bananas, Exes 1 after CT missed a trivia question about a season he had been on
 
I'm...I'm also known for eating snacks and things of that nature...yeah. - Riff Raff, Champs vs Stars
 
(slurring from alcohol) You're a looooooooooser! A loser with a BEARD! - Camila to CT, Free Agents
 
I think everyone underestimates me. But I have lavender hair, great balance, I can run like a gazelle, and I can accessorize. - Preston, Rivals 2
 
If I could make a comparison...chasing down Terrell Owens was like chasing down a jaguar. Chasing down Riff Raff is like chasing down a drunk homeless man. - Bananas, Champs vs Stars
 
We're going for 30 seconds here. (Bananas) ....you finish most things in 30 seconds, don't you. (Sarah) - Rivals 3
 
Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, you're cool, you guys are on the fence. - Wes, Rivals 3
 
I left a few things dangling in the air. I left my partner, I left my dignity, and I'm pretty sure I left my manhood. - Bananas, Exes 2, night building challenge
 
We hear this really girly scream and I figured it was Nany, but it turns out it was Bananas. - Jenna, Exes 2, night building challenge
 
I'm excited to see some puking, not gonna lie. - Camila, Invasion
 
I'm getting a sunburn on my balls. It is a bad, bad day to be a ginger. - Wes, Rivals 3, while running naked during a daily
 
It's just curry, bruh. - Darrell, Invasion
 
I don't think I can trust him. (Cory) Uh...ummm...uh....yeah, that's fair. (Devin) - Dirty 30, Cory on why he was eliminating Devin
 
Fuck you, and fuck your alliance. - Evelyn, the Island
 
She has the power of the vajayjay to do the swaysway. - Simone, Rivals 3
 
Are you SERIOUS?? That's all you do!!! - CT to Bananas, over Bananas denying that he stirs the pot, Invasion
 
Cory has more baggage than the plane that brought us to Colombia. - Marie, Dirty 30
 
I'm not used to all these twists. It's like I'm in goddamn Willy Wonka land. - Darrell, Dirty 30
 
You don't have an accent, you have a speech impediment, bitch!! - Amanda to Camila, Invasion
 
First time I've EVER lost a fight on the challenge. That girl lit me up! (dissolves into laughter) - CT, about Anastasia on Rivals 2
 
I do NOT want my head anywhere near Knight's crotchal region. - Preston, Rivals 2
 
I mean, have you SEEN me? All I've been doing is sitting on my fat ass. This challenge was MADE for me. - CT, Dirty 30, after winning the tomato shooting balance daily
 
I don't think I need to prove myself to anyone. I paved the way for ALL those girls sitting over there. - Veronica, Dirty 30
 
Get outta here with your bigass head!! - CT to Bananas, Rivals 2
 
I came down for pancakes, but CT came down for blood. - Paula, Rivals, after the all-night CT/Wes fight
 
These cars, are they Matchbox cars? - Bananas to Wes, who was bragging about his cars, Rivals 2
 
I like Jonna. She's a pretty girl. ME LIKE PRETTY GIRL. - Jordan, Free Agents
 
Don't say my name. EVAH. - CT, Champs vs Pros
 
Ok. Who is the president of Colorado? - Jenna, Exes 2
 
Me and Naomi are going into the Dome. - Leroy's answer to the final trivia question on Exes 1
 
They, uh, they can do some incredible things with cameras these days... - Cory, Dirty 30, after being shown footage of him running off with Camila
 
I don't like throwing up because it hurts my nuts. - Darrell, Inferno 1, with a completely straight face
 
I have....options. - Nany, Exes 2, after being asked by TJ who she thought her partner would be
 
I'm good at bopping bitches on the head. This is like a therapy session for me. - Jemmye, Dirty 30
 
Katie makes it 3 laps before she starts coughing up beer, worms, and Marlboros. - Timmy, Inferno 1
 
I REALLY THOUGHT I WAS DIFFERENT!! - Kailah on Cory, Dirty 30
 
COME ON, NIA! GET THAT BITCH! (pause) I AM SO SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN TO CALL HER A BITCH!! - Leroy, during Nia and Averey's elimination round, Exes 2
 
Katie looks like she needs a cigarette, and Eric looks like he needs some pastrami or something. - Kenny, Fresh Meat
 
TINA! BETH! TINA! (punch) - Tina and Beth, the Duel
 
Veronica is tearing up this thing like there's a bottle of rose waiting for her at the top. - Bananas, Dirty 30, during Veronica and Aneesa's elimination
 
My main man Kenny is on suicide watch. - Evan, Rivals, after Kenny has floundered on several daily missions in a row
 
Sarah and Jordan are walking encyclopedias, while Jay and Jenna aren't even informational brochures. - Zach, Exes 2
 
Jasmine, you slept with Tyrie. You're going to smell like bacon the rest of your life. - Kenny, Rivals
 
Get the fuck out, firecrotch. - Laurel, Rivals
 
Hey guys, we're going to France!!! - Vinny in the airport, upon hearing Cutthroat is in Prague
 
In this house, I've been known to have...a bit of a gossip problem. - Wes, Exes 2
 
Body shots and Paula go together like babies and bottles. - Bananas, Rivals 2
 
Why WOULDN'T you pick CT first??? The guy is 380 pounds and lives and breathes pasta. - Dario, Dirty 30
 
It's ok. Stay strong, sister. You can find another wig. (Leroy) NOT ON SALE, NOT ON SAAAAAAAAALE!! (Devyn) - Free Agents, during the burial of Tamara the Wig
 
I was young, I was dumb, and she had no gag reflex! - Zach, Exes 2, about Jonna
 
Jenna is completely disgusted by having to eat peanut butter. Model problemssssssssss! - Jemmye, Exes 2
 
I'm just thinking, "What would Pops say if he was here?" (Lil' Romeo) What would Master P do....he'd make 'em say UHHHHH! (The Miz) - Champs vs Stars
 
That narrow ass hallway and this awesome dadbod? MVP. - CT, Dirty 30
 
Yeah, Kenny is still Kenny, and Even is pregnant...not sure what happened to him. - CT, Rivals
 
I have never seen a four year old on this show before. Amazing. - TJ to Evelyn, who was having a tantrum at Luke after being eliminated on Fresh Meat 2
 
I don't wrestle. I beat bitches up. - Coral
 
For the first time in Challenge history, Cara Maria has an opportunity to call out her arch-nemesis Mr. Bananas. And she's got her shotgun and pitchforks ready. - Zach, Free Agents
 
Cara has done nothing but eat raw chicken and do 10,000 pull-ups since she got here. Ashley can't do a single pull-up and has been eating raw Dario. - Bananas, Invasion
 
I'm pulling so hard I feel like my butthole is going to shoot out of my shorts. - Zach, Champs vs Stars
 
(takes bow) Enjoy, and let me know your favorites that I'm sure I missed!
***edited to fix awful spacing
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2017.09.03 00:16 youbigsausage [S3E16] List of all scenes for Season 3

This is my first reddit post, so please be gentle, but do point out any errors of fact or etiquette I've made.
I've spent some time this week getting ready for the finale episodes by making a list of every scene in every Season 3 episode: what time the scene starts, who's in the scene, and a very limited amount of notes for some scenes. There are probably quite a few errors, and I know I haven't classified all the locations yet (like many Silver Mustang scenes are listed as "LV" instead of "SM").
Comments and corrections are very welcome!
TWIN PEAKS SEASON 3 - SCENES location key: BA - Buenos Aires, Argentina Fa - The Farm FH - Fireman's home (the purple place) GN - Great Northern Hotel (in Twin Peaks) LV - Las Vegas, Nevada NM - New Mexico NY - New York City, New York PH - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Rh - the Roadhouse (Twin Peaks) RR - Double R Diner (Twin Peaks) SC - Sioux City, South Dakota (Yankton Federal Prison) SD - South Dakota SM - Silver Mustang Casino, Las Vegas TP - Twin Peaks, Washington UT - Utah VA - the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia WA - Washington state, outside of Twin Peaks WR - the Waiting Room (Red room) ? - I don't know. "+" means first appearance ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.1 3:43 FH +???????, +Special Agent Dale Cooper ("Remember 430. Richard and Linda. Two birds with one stone.") 6:11 TP +Dr. Lawrence Jacoby, +Delivery Driver 8:28 NY +Sam Colby 12:49 NY Sam, +Guard, +Tracey Barberato 15:40 GN +Beverly Paige, +Ben Horne, +Jerry Horne 18:24 TP +Lucy Brennan, +Man in Suit? 19:35 SD Mr. C (Dale Cooper doppleganger), +Robby, +Otis, +Buella, +Ray Monroe, +Darya 24:30 NY Sam, Tracey, +Experiment Model (@ 33:38) 34:35 SD +Marjorie Green (Buckhorn, South Dakota) 36:15 SD +Officer Olson, +Officer Douglas, Marjorie 38:40 SD +Hank Fillmore, Olson, Douglas, Marjorie 40:10 SD Olson, Douglas, Ruth Davenport 41:27 SD Hank, Olson, Douglas, Ruth, +Detective Dave Macklay, +Constance Talbot 43:40 TP +Margaret Lanterman (The Log Lady), +Deputy Chief Tommy "Hawk" Hill 45:15 SD Constance, Macklay (Buckhorn Police Department) 46:35 SD Macklay, +Phyllis Hastings, +William (Bill) Hastings 48:18 TP Hawk, Lucy, +Deputy Andy Brennan 49:30 SD BHastings, Macklay, +Detective Don Harrison, +Chief Mike Boyd 56:00 SD Macklay, BHastings 56:42 SD Macklay, Harrison, PHastings (lump of meat) ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.2 1:38 SD BHastings, PHastings, Macklay, +George Bautzer (woodsman @ 6:00) 6:18 SD PHastings, Mr. C 7:20 LV +Duncan Todd, +Roger ("why do you let him make you do these things") 9:05 SD Ray, +Jack, Mr. C, Darya (restaurant) 12:07 TP Log Lady, Hawk (Hawk in trees with flashlight) (pool @ 14:34) 15:08 WR Cooper, +Phillip Gerard, +Laura Palmer (red room) ("is it future or is it past?") (white horse @ 22:05) 23:38 WR Cooper, Gerard, +Evolution of the Arm, +BOB 25:20 SD Jack, Mr. C 26:47 SD Mr. C, Darya (calls Phillip Jeffries @ 36:30) (Jeffries: "you're going back in tomorrow, and I will be with BOB again.") Owl Cave symbol playing card @ 34:32 Mr. C: "This is what I want." 39:22 SD Mr. C, +Chantal Hutchens 40:33 WR Cooper, Evolution of the Arm ("253 time and time again") 42:39 WR Cooper, +Leland Palmer ("Leland: Find Laura."), Evolution of the Arm, Gerard ("something's wrong"), Mr. C, doppleganger of the Arm ("non-ex-ist-ent!") 45:25 NY Cooper, Sam, Tracey (box shrinks @ 47:20) 47:59 TP +Sarah Palmer (her house) 49:12 Rh +Chromatics, +Renee, +Shelly Briggs, +Hannah, +James Hurley, +Freddie Sykes, +Red, +Jean-Michel Renault 52:54 Rh credits 54:23 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.3 1:38 FH Cooper (falling through space, then purple place) 4:25 FH +Naido, Cooper, +Major Garland Briggs (number 15, then number 3, "blue rose") 13:16 FH Cooper, +American Girl (Ronette Pulaski?) (watch with 2:53) 14:36 SD Mr. C (clock at 2:53) (in car) 15:03 FH Cooper, American Girl ("When you get there... you will... already be there.") 16:20 PP/SD Cooper, American Girl ("You'd better hurry... my mother is coming."), Mr. C 19:03 LV +Douglas "Dougie" Jones, +Jade, Mr. C (owl ring, Rancho Rosa) 22:27 WR Dougie, Gerard (owl ring) 25:41 LV Cooper, Jade 29:35 LV +Gene, +Jake, Cooper, Jade (Rancho Rosa) 31:45 LV Gene, +Little Boy, +Drugged-out Mother ("one-one-nine!") (Rancho Rosa) 33:30 SD Mr. C, +First Trooper, +Second Trooper (SD Highway Patrol) 34:25 TP Hawk, Andy, Lucy 39:10 TP Jacoby 41:30 SM Jade, Cooper, Laura, +Security Guard (Silver Mustang Casino) 43:40 SM Cooper, Security Guard, +Cashier, +Slot Machine Man, +Lady Slot-Addict 50:25 SM +Floor Attendant Jackie, Cooper 51:25 PH +FBI Deputy Director Gordon Cole, +FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield, +FBI Agent Tammy Preston (FBI Headquarters, Philadelphia, PA) (meeting with strange murder "clues") 55:40 Rh +Cactus Blossoms 57:09 Rh credits 58:40 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: +Wise Guy ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.4 1:40 SM +Pit Boss Warrick, guard, boss, Cooper, Floor Attendant Jackie, Lady Slot-Addict 3:50 SM Cooper, +Bill Shaker, +Candy Shaker 5:55 SM +Supervisor Burns, Mr. C, Warrick 9:35 LV +Limo Driver (Al), Cooper, +Janey-E Jones 13:00 LV Cooper, Janey-E 15:35 PH Cole, +Bill Kennedy, +Denise Bryson 19:40 TP Lucy, +Sheriff Frank Truman, Andy 21:32 TP +dispatcher Maggie Brown, +Deputy Jesse Holcomb, Frank, +Deputy Chad Broxford, +Deputy Bobby Briggs 23:25 TP Lucy, Andy 24:30 TP Frank, Hawk, Chad, Bobby, Jesse, Andy, Lucy 28:45 TP Frank, Andy, Lucy, +Wally "Brando" Brennan 33:30 LV/WR Cooper, Gerard, Janey-E, +Sonny Jim Jones 41:41 SD Constance, Macklay, Boyd 42:10 SD Cole, Albert, Tammy, +FBI Driver (SD airport) 44:00 SD Cole, Albert, Tammy, +Warden Dwight Murphy, +Inspector Randy Hollister, Mr. C (SD prison) 50:13 SD Cole, Albert, Tammy 54:20 Rh +Au Revoir Simone 55:16 Rh credits 56:45 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.5 1:40 LV Gene, Jake, +Lorraine (Rancho Rosa) (Argentina box, message "Argent 2") 3:29 SD Major Briggs, Constance, Macklay, Harrison, (wedding ring in stomach: "To Dougie, with love, Janey-E") 4:33 SC Mr. C, +Prison Tech, BOB ("you're still with me. that's good.") 6:50 TP +Mike Nelson, +Steven Burnett 8:10 TP Frank, Lucy, +Doris Truman 10:46 LV Sonny Jim, Janey-E, Cooper 12:17 LV Gene, Jake (Rancho Rosa) 14:00 LV Janey-E, Cooper, +Phil Bisby 16:48 LV Phil, Cooper, +Rhonda, +Frank (Bob Stephenson), +Anthony Sinclair, +Bushnell Mullins, +Darren 23:13 LV Bushnell, Cooper, Phil, Rhonda 25:25 SM Warrick, casino dude, Candie, +Rodney Mitchum, +Bradley Mitchum, +Mandie, +Sandie 28:16 LV Drugged-out Mother, Little Boy, +Punk Leader 30:50 LV Chris, Jade (xxx who is Chris?) 31:47 RR +Norma Jennings, Shelly, +Toad, +Rebecca (Becky) Burnett, Steven 34:11 RR Becky, Steven (cocaine smile) 37:56 LV Cooper, Phil 39:29 TP Andy, Hawk 40:47 TP Jacoby, +Nadine Hurley (Dr. Amp) 45:24 VA +Colonel Davis, +Lieutenant Cynthia Knox (Pentagon, Arlington, VA) (16 fingerprint hits on Major Briggs in last 25 years) 46:40 Rh +Trouble, +Richard Horne, +Charlotte, +Elizabeth, woman, +Federico, Chad 50:56 PH Tammy (Cooper photos & fingerprints) 52:28 SC Mr. C, Warden ("Mr. Strawberry", "the cow jumped over the moon") 55:23 BA (beeping, shrinking box) (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 56:05 LV Cooper, +Officer Reynaldo 56:25 LV credits 58:07 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: +Heidi (fat RR waitress), Hollister, +Detailer, Burns, Jade ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.6 1:43 LV Cooper, Reynaldo 3:27 LV Sonny Jim, Janey-E, Reynaldo, Cooper, +Patrol Officer 6:37 LV Sonny Jim, Cooper (clapper) 9:00 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Sonny Jim 13:12 ? (stop light) 13:30 ?/LV Gerard ("wake up" "don't die"), Cooper (case files scribbles) 18:35 PH Albert, Cole, +Diane Evans (Max Von's Bar) 20:41 TP Red, Richard (coin trick) 27:00 TP Richard 27:24 TP +Carl Rodd, +Mickey 29:33 RR Shelly, +Miriam Sullivan, Heidi 30:57 TP Richard, Carl, +Hit and Run Mom, +Hit and Run Boy, Miriam (yellow "soul", number 6 & 324810) 35:35 LV Todd (computer & folder for Ike) 36:54 LV cops, Drugged-out Mother 37:53 LV +Ike "The Spike" Stadtler 39:33 LV Cooper, Phil, Sinclair, Bushnell (Cooper's scribbles) 45:35 LV Janey-E, +Jimmy, +Tommy 48:04 LV Lorraine, Ike, other woman 49:13 TP Richard 50:15 TP Hawk, Chad (Laura's diary pages) 53:00 TP Maggie, Frank, Chad, Jesse, Doris 54:54 Rh +Sharon Van Etten 56:18 Rh credits 57:52 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: Jade ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.7 1:40 WA/GN Jerry, Ben 3:35 TP Hawk, Frank (Laura's diary pages shown) 7:03 TP Frank (on phone to Harry; Laura's diary pages shown) 8:08 TP Andy, Farmer 9:10 TP Frank, +Doc Will Hayward (rising computer screen) 12:50 SD Knox, Macklay 13:40 SD Constance, Major Briggs, Knox, Macklay, Davis, woodsman at 16:08 16:53 PH Cole, Albert 18:20 PH +Younger Man, Cole, Albert, Diane (Diane's house) 21:36 PH Cole, Albert, Diane, Tammy (on airplane) (Cooper's fingerprints, photo of Mr. C & mansion) 23:47 SC Cole, Albert, Diane, Tammy, Hollister (Yankton Federal Prison, Sioux City) 24:24 SC Diane, Mr. C 27:05 SC Cole, Albert, Diane, Tammy, Warden 27:33 SC Cole, Albert, Diane, Tammy 29:25 SC Mr. C, 2 prison guys 30:02 TP Andy 31:17 TP Warden, Mr. C, 2 prison guys 33:42 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Sinclair, +Detective T. Fusco, +Detective "Smiley" Fusco, +Detective D. Fusco, Rhonda, Bushnell (Cooper draws figures) 40:00 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Ike, Evolution of the Arm 41:25 LV Cooper, Janey-E, +Another Mom, +5-Year-Old Girl, +Soccer Mom 42:10 GN Ben, Beverly (Great Northern Hotel) 46:58 TP Beverly, +Nurse, +Tom Paige 49:18 Rh Renault (sweeping peanut shells) 52:38 SC +Prison Guard, Mr. C, Ray, Warden 55:23 RR Shelly, Norma, +Bing (person asking for Billy) 55:55 RR credits 57:24 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.8 1:42 SD Mr. C, Ray 7:40 SD Mr. C, Ray, woodsmen, BOB (Ray calls Jeffries @ 10:50) 11:20 Rh +MC, +"The" Nine Inch Nails 16:00 SD Mr. C 16:21 NM (July 16, 1945 / White Sands, New Mexico / 5:29 AM (MWT)) 18:28 ? (effects) 21:20 ? woodsmen (Dutchman's / convenience store) 24:10 ? Experiment/mother? 26:20 FH outside purple place. (formed from gold globule seen in previous scene?) 28:55 FH +Senorita Dido 30:25 FH Dido, ??????? 33:54 FH ???????, Dido (movie theater) 36:32 FH ???????, Dido, Laura (gold sparks, gold seed, Laura @ 39:05) 39:35 FH ???????, Dido (Fallopian tube) 40:49 NM +frog-locust (1956 / August 5 / New Mexico desert) 42:52 NM +Girl, +Boy 44:14 NM woodsmen 44:38 NM +New Mexico Husband, +New Mexico Wife, +Woodsman 46:06 NM Girl, Boy 48:34 NM Woodsman 49:11 NM +Disc Jockey, Girl 50:00 NM Woodsman, +Receptionist 51:06 NM Woodsman, Disc Jockey, Girl 51:45 NM "This is the water. And this is the well. Drink full and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within." 54:00 NM Girl, frog-locust 56:35 NM Woodsman leaves, "horse whinnying distantly" 56:44 NM credits 58:04 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.9 1:40 SD Mr. C 2:09 plane Cole, Tammy, Diane, Albert 3:35 SD Mr. C, +Gary "Hutch" Hutchens, Chantal 4:43 plane Cole, Diane, Albert, Tammy 6:41 SD/LV Mr. C, Hutch, Chantal, Todd (text: "around the dinner table the conversation is lively") 9:51 LV Cooper, Janey-E, Bushnell, Fuscos, +Desk Sergeant (Las Vegas Police Department) 18:35 LV Ike, Fuscos, more Las Vegas police 20:40 TP Lucy, Andy (chairs) 23:05 TP +Johnny Horne, +Sylvia Horne 24:02 TP +Betty Briggs, Bobby, Frank, Hawk 27:35 SD Diane, Cole, Tammy, Albert, Knox, Macklay 29:47 SD Constance, Major Briggs, Diane, Cole, Tammy, Albert, Knox, Macklay 32:45 WA? Jerry ("I am not your foot") 34:40 TP Chad, Frank, Hawk, Lucy, Bobby 37:37 TP Frank, Hawk, Bobby (Major Briggs' message @ 39:01: sun over left peak, moon & splotch over right peak 253 yards east of Jack Rabbit's Palace before ... Jack Rabbit's ... put some soil from that area in your pocket 2:53 10/1 10/2. other message: COOPECOOPECO and other stuff) 40:35 SD Diane, Cole, Tammy 42:45 SD BHastings, Tammy, Macklay, Cole, Diane 49:25 GN Ben, Beverly 51:56 Rh +Hudson Mohawke, +Ella, +Chloe 55:06 Rh Au Revoir Simone 56:30 Rh credits 58:09 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: Warden Dwight Murphy ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.10 1:41 TP Richard, Miriam (trailer park), Chad 5:04 TP Carl, Steven, Becky (trailer park) 7:00 LV RMitchum, Candie, BMitchum 9:34 LV +Doctor Ben, Dougie, Janey-E 11:49 LV RMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie, BMitchum, +Paul, +Sheena, Ike, Soccer Mom, Cooper, Janey-E, Roger? 15:13 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Sonny Jim (sex) 18:15 ? (wind howling) 18:37 TP Jacoby, Nadine (Dr. Amp) 20:42 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Sonny Jim 21:25 WA Jerry 21:45 TP Lucy, Chad, mailman 24:20 TP Richard, Johnny Horne, Sylvia Horne 28:56 LV Todd, Roger, Sinclair 30:40 SD Albert, Constance, Cole, Tammy 31:25 SM Pit Boss Warrick, Sinclair, BMitchum, RMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie 38:18 LV RMitchum, BMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie 40:12 SD Cole, Laura, Albert, Tammy (Diane received: "Around the dinner table, the conversation is lively", sent: "They have Hastings. He's going to take them to the site.") 43:22 GN/TP Ben, Sylvia 44:27 TP Log Lady, Hawk ("Laura is the one.") 46:17 Rh +Rebekah Del Rio, +Musician (Moby) 51:33 Rh credits 53:12 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: Fuscos ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.11 1:41 TP +Boy Playing Catch, Miriam (trailer park) 3:07 TP Becky (trailer park), Shelly, Norma, Carl 5:30 TP Becky, Carl, Norma, Maggie, Bobby (Carl's van) 7:02 TP Becky, +Gersten's neighbor, Steven, +Gersten Hayward (Gersten's apartment) 8:14 TP Maggie (police station) 8:51 SD Macklay, WHastings, Albert, Diane, Tammy, Cole, woodsmen (Buckhorn), Ruth Davenport, 13:15 woodsmen @ Dutchman's 16:25 RR Bobby, Becky, Shelly, Norma, Red, +Carrie, +Ralph, +Russ, Jesse, +Woman in Car, +Sick Girl, Toad? 24:55 TP Frank, Hawk, Lucy, Log Lady, Jesse (Indian map, mention Blue Pine Mountain, "day after tomorrow") 29:50 SD Cole, Albert, Diane, Tammy, Macklay (Ruth's coordinates) 33:48 LV Bushnell, Phil, Cooper, Sinclair 37:40 LV BMitchum, RMitchum 39:40 LV Cooper, Bushnell, Gerard, Limo Driver 42:06 LV Cooper, Limo Driver 43:10 LV BMitchum, RMitchum, Cooper, Limo Driver 50:00 LV piano player, Cooper, BMitchum, RMitchum, Candie, Mandie, Sandie, Lady Slot-Addict 55:26 LV credits 57:03 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.12 1:35 SD Cole, Albert, Tammy (Chet Desmond mentioned) 5:35 SD Cole, Albert, Tammy, Diane 7:37 WA Jerry 8:07 TP Sarah, +Check-Out Girl, +Bag-boy 11:25 TP Carl, +Criscol (Kriscol in subtitles) 13:07 LV Cooper, Sonny Jim 13:37 TP (mountain & woods) 13:51 TP Hawk, Sarah (Sarah's house) 16:06 TP Miriam (hospital) 16:32 SD Diane ("Las Vegas?" text, "THEY HAVEN'T ASKED YET") 17:10 GN Ben, Beverly, Frank (Ben's office) 25:25 SD Cole, +French Woman, Albert (hotel) 31:25 UT? Hutch, Chantal, Warden, +Warden Murphy's Son 33:36 TP Jacoby, Nadine (Dr. Amp) 36:27 ? +Audrey Horne, +Charlie (mentions Billy, Tina, Paul, Chuck) 47:17 SD Diane 49:20 TP (woods) 49:42 Rh Chromatics, +Abbie, +Natalie, +Trick (mentions Clark, Mary, Angela) 53:02 Rh credits 54:34 Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.13 1:40 LV BMitchum, RMitchum, Cooper, Sandie, Mandie, Candie, Sinclair, Bushnell, Todd 4:44 LV +Head Mover, Janey-E, Sonny Jim, Cooper 7:02 Fa Mr. C, Ray, +Renzo, +Muddy, +Farm Accountant, Richard (Western Montana, "The Farm") 23:25 LV Fuscos, Sinclair, +Detective Clark, +Crooked Partner, Desk Sergeant? 27:05 UT Hutch, Chantal (Utah) 28:00 LV Janey-E, Cooper, Sinclair, +Szymon Waitress, +Man in Urinal 34:22 TP Shelly, Becky 35:50 LV Cooper, Sinclair, Bushnell 38:47 TP Bobby, +RR Diner Waitress, +Big Ed Hurley, Norma, +Walter Lawford 44:52 TP Nadine, Jacoby 47:29 TP Sarah 50:14 ? Audrey, Charlie 53:10 Rh MC, James, +Backup Singer #2, +Backup Singer #3, Renee 56:30 TP Big Ed 57:39 TP credits (Big Ed) 59:11 Lynch/Frost Productions xxx owl ring in 3.13 somewhere. ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.14 1:41 SD/TP Cole, Lucy, Frank 4:20 SD Albert, Tammy, Cole, Diane why was ring in Major Briggs' stomach? 9:22 SD/LV Albert, Tammy, Cole, Diane, +Special Agent Randall Headley, +Agent Wilson 11:21 dream Cole, +Monica Bellucci, Cooper, Tammy, Albert, +Phillip Jeffries 14:39 TP Andy, Hawk, Bobby, Frank, Chad 16:10 TP Andy, Hawk, Bobby, Frank, "it's 2:53" 22:00 TP Andy, Hawk, Bobby, Frank, Naido 24:34 TP Andy, The Fireman, Experiment?, Woodsman, Laura, Naido, Cooper, Mr. C, Lucy, 29:00 number 6 29:40 TP Andy, Hawk, Bobby, Frank, Naido 31:00 TP Naido, Andy, Lucy, Chad, +Drunk 33:43 TP Freddie, James 43:26 TP Sarah, +Trucker (@Elk's Point Bar #9), 47:48 face, Experiment?, +Bartender 49:19 Rh +Megan, +Sophie mention Paula, Tina, Billy 52:41 Rh MC, +Lissie 54:25 Rh credits xxx BOB here somewhere? ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.15 1:41 TP (woods & mountains) 2:02 TP Nadine, Big Ed 5:30 RR Big Ed, Norma, Walter, Shelly 10:42 Dut Mr. C, woodsman, +Jumping Man, +Bosomy Woman (the Dutchman's) (number 8 on Jeffries' door) 17:22 Dut Mr. C, Jeffries' apparatus ("who is Judy?") (the Dutchman's) 21:18 Dut Mr. C, Richard (text "Las Vegas?") 24:08 TP +Cyril Pons, Gersten, Steven 30:05 TP Cyril, Carl (Fat Trout Trailer Park) 30:50 Rh MC, James, Freddie, Renee, +Chuck, +Skipper 33:18 LV Headley, Wilson 34:00 LV Todd, Roger, Chantal 34:55 TP Drunk, Chad, Freddie, Hawk, Bobby, James, Naido (jail) 36:35 LV Hutch, Chantal 37:54 LV Cooper, Janey-E, Sonny Jim 41:55 TP Log Lady, Hawk 45:39 TP Frank, Bobby, Lucy, Andy, Hawk 47:40 ? Audrey, Charlie 50:30 Rh +The Veils, +Ruby 53:22 Rh credits 54:57 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: Albert ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.16 1:42 ? Mr. C, Richard 5:02 ? Mr. C, Richard, Jerry (":-) ALL." @ 9:29) 9:50 LV Hutch, Chantal, Headley, Wilson 12:40 LV Cooper, Janey-E, Sonny Jim, Bushnell 13:40 LV Cooper, Janey-E, Sonny Jim, Bushnell, BMitchum, RMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie 17:56 LV Hutch, Chantal, +Polish Accountant, BMitchum, RMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie 24:25 LV Cooper, Gerard (owl ring, seed), Sonny Jim, Janey-E, Bushnell, +Female Doctor 29:12 LV Cooper, Bushnell, BMitchum, RMitchum, Candie, Sandie, Mandie 30:18 LV Cooper, Janey-E, Sonny Jim, Headley 31:33 SD Diane (coordinates: 48551420117163956 34:45 SD Cole, Tammy, Albert, Diane ("I'm in the sheriff's station", "I'm not me") 42:10 ? Diane, Gerard (seed) 43:26 SM Cooper, Janey-E, Sonny Jim, Mitchums (Silver Mustang Casino) 47:05 LV Cooper, Mitchums, Candies 48:38 Rh MC, +Edward Louis Severson (Eddie Vedder) 50:53 Rh Audrey, Charlie, +Throwing Man, +Man Hit with Bottle (Monique mentioned) 56:12 Rh credits 57:36 Lynch/Frost Productions somewhere: Phil ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.17 1:?? 5?:?? ?? credits 5?:?? Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ EPISODE 3.18 1:?? 5?:?? ?? credits 5?:?? Lynch/Frost Productions ______________________________________________________________________ 
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2017.06.10 16:14 feedreddit TRUMP to rollback some of Obama’s Cuba policies -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Kellyanne complains about West Wing colleagues -- REMEMBERING Zbig Brzezinski -- ASHCROFT hired by Qatar -- KATY TUR profile – B’DAY: Zeleny

TRUMP to rollback some of Obama’s Cuba policies -- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: Kellyanne complains about West Wing colleagues -- REMEMBERING Zbig Brzezinski -- ASHCROFT hired by Qatar -- KATY TUR profile – B’DAY: Zeleny
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Good Saturday morning. THE BELMONT STAKES is 6:37 p.m. tonight on NBC.
WEHEAR … PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is going to roll back some of Barack Obama’s changes to Cuba policy next week. He discussed the changes at a dinner with members of Congress earlier this week -- the dinner included Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who was sharply critical of Obama’s policy change. The White House didn’t respond to a request for comment, but Marc Caputo and Sergio Bustos -- our POLITICO colleagues in Florida -- report he’ll make the announcement in Miami and also note: “Many expect that Trump will not reverse Obama’s decision to open a U.S. embassy in Havana or reinstate the ‘wet-foot/dry-foot’ policy that allowed Cuban immigrants who touched U.S. shores to become legal residents.” http://politi.co/2rX4B9K
YOUR DAILY HEAD SNAP -- “Trump seems to undercut Tillerson’s remarks on Qatar,” by WaPo’s Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on a Saudi Arabia-led bloc of Arab nations Friday to immediately ease their blockade of Qatar and urged all involved in the week-long Persian Gulf dispute to quickly resolve their differences, remarks that President Trump seemed to undercut less than an hour later.
“Trump began a Rose Garden news conference with the visiting president of Romania by saying that the Saudi-led action against Qatar was ‘hard but necessary.’ He said he had been consulted in advance by nations that ‘spoke to me about confronting Qatar,’ a country he said historically has been a ‘funder of terrorism at a very high level.’ He said he had decided, along with Tillerson and ‘our great generals and military people, the time had come to call on Qatar to end that funding ... and its extremist ideology.’
“Earlier, in a brief, formal statement at the State Department, Tillerson had called on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt to ease their blockade, warning that it was causing humanitarian hardship in Qatar, harming U.S. and international business, and hindering U.S. military actions against the Islamic State.” http://wapo.st/2r549oV
-- ANOTHER STRANGE MOMENT from Friday’s press conference withTRUMP and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. REPORTER: “Thank you. Mr. President, were there any discussion about the Visa Waiver Program for Romania? Is there a time frame for including our country in this program? Thank you.” TRUMP: “We didn’t discuss it --” IOHANNIS: “Yes --”TRUMP: “We didn’t discuss it. But there would be certainly -- it would be something we will discuss. Mr. President.” IOHANNIS: “I mentioned this issue, and I also mentioned it during other meetings I had, because this is important for us, it's important for Romanians who want to come to the United States. And you see more and more people come, President Trump, from Romania to the United States. Some come as tourists. Some come for business. And those who come for business should be encouraged.”
FOR MARC KASOWITZ -- “James Comey is a ‘leaker’ — but that doesn’t make him a criminal,” by WaPo’s Matt Zapotosky: “‘He can fairly be criticized for whether that was the best way for him to address his discomfort with his conversation with the president,’ said Barry J. Pollack, a white-collar criminal-defense attorney at Miller & Chevalier who has been involved in leak cases. ‘But that’s all a matter of how he conducts his job, and what his relationship is with the president is not a legal question.’
“Prosecutors who bring charges against people for sharing informationwith the public can do so only when classified or other national security material is at issue. Material cannot be classified to conceal legal violations or prevent embarrassment, according to an executive order from President Barack Obama. Telling a reporter nonclassified information of public interest is not only legal, but it’s often the right thing to do.” http://wapo.st/2rcaqTH
-- JOSH GERSTEIN: “The FBI’s standard employment agreement reads: ‘I will not reveal, by any means, any information or material from or related to FBI files or any other information acquired by virtue of my official employment to any unauthorized recipient without prior official written authorization by the FBI.’” http://politi.co/2rgDRip
-- A DEFIANT TRUMP, via Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Glenn Thrush: “President Trump on Friday accused James B. Comey, the fired F.B.I. director, of lying under oath to Congress, saying he would gladly provide sworn testimony disputing Mr. Comey’s charge that the president forced him out because of his handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russia. … Asked whether he would be willing to provide his version under oath, Mr. Trump responded, ‘100 percent.’ He said of Mr. Mueller, ‘I would be glad to tell him exactly what I just told you.’” http://nyti.ms/2rXgFrP
-- WHAT’S NEXT: “Comey associate has been in contact with Senate Judiciary about memos,” by Kyle Cheney: “Dan Richman, a longtime friend and adviser to former FBI director James Comey, has been in contact with the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding a series of memos that Comey authored about his private conversations with President Donald Trump from January through April. A source familiar with the discussions says Richman connected with the Senate panel via the office of special counsel Robert Mueller ... The source says the matter will be addressed on Monday.”http://politi.co/2sovUMU
-- BLOCKBUSTER RATINGS: “More than 19 million saw Comey testimony on TV,” by Hadas Gold: “According to Nielsen ratings, ABC topped all networks, bringing in 3.295 million overall viewers, with CBS close behind with 3.286 million viewers. Fox News was next with 3.096 million viewers, followed by CNN with 3.049 million, NBC with 2.723 million viewers and MSNBC with 2.719 million viewers. ... Twitter, which partnered with Bloomberg to stream the hearing, said 2.7 million viewers tuned in.” http://politi.co/2s7XFce
--PER FACEBOOK: There were 89 million views of videos related to Comey’s testimony. Those videos had nearly 8 million comments, reactions and shares. There were also 26 million views of Comey-related live video on Facebook.
ABOUT THOSE TAPES [email protected]: “Personal anecdote: Candidate Trump once said he had taped a call with me, after disputing how he was quoted. I asked to hear it. Never did.” … @mikiebarb replies: “This happened to me as well. He always acted as if he was recording it.”
THROWING SHADE -- @lloydblankfein: “Just landed from China, trying to catch up.... How did ‘infrastructure week’ go?”
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- WHO MNUCHIN MET WITH IN CANADA –Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin made his first official solo foreign trip yesterday to Canada. Mnuchin, who met with Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau on the one-day trip to Ottawa, was seeking to highlight the importance of the U.S.-Canada strategic and economic alliance, according to Treasury. Deputy national security advisor Dina Powell and Treasury chief of staff Eli Miller accompanied Mnuchin. They also met Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. David Mac Naughton and attended a cabinet meeting with top ministers. They discussed a variety of topics including the upcoming G-20 agenda, trade and economic issues and national security challenges. Mnuchin also met with a group of more than 20 CEOs who do business in both the U.S. and Canada, including the heads of Ford Canada, GE Canada and TD Bank. More foreign trips by Mnuchin are in the works, according to our Treasury source.
DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD in WaPo, “New York attorney general ‘looking into’ Eric Trump’s foundation”: “New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is ‘looking into’ a charitable foundation founded by Eric Trump, a spokesman for Schneiderman said, after Forbes magazine raised questions about whether President Trump’s son had made misleading statements about how the foundation spent its money. ... One item at issue, the attorney general’s office said, was that the Eric Trump Foundation has rebranded itself ‘Curetivity’ and held a fundraiser under that name. But, after a query from The Washington Post on Friday morning, the attorney general’s office said the charity had not officially changed its name with New York charity regulators.” http://wapo.st/2t5KuWr
ROMNEYSTOCK – ALEX ISENSTADT’S HARDSHIP ASSIGNMENT to Deer Valley, Utah: “Romney reveals that Clinton nudged him to consider Trump’s secretary of state overture”: “Romney, appearing before a group of major Republican Party donors here, said that he reached out to Clinton last year after getting a phone call from then-Vice President-elect Mike Pence informing him that he was on the shortlist for secretary of state. ... Romney ... was golfing in Hawaii when he received the call ... He then turned to former secretaries of state, including the just-defeated Clinton, to ask whether he should consent to the offer. ‘In each case, each of them said, “Please, please take that job if it’s offered to you. We’d very much like to see you serve in that capacity,”’ Romney said.” http://politi.co/2seggUP
--“Biden encourages 2012 foe Romney to run for the Senate”: “During a closed-door appearance with Romney here on Friday evening, Biden said Romney should consider a Senate bid. The remark came during the second day of the E2 Summit, an annual Romney-hosted donor conference. Attendees were gathered to hear a dialogue between the two men, who were on opposite sides of the 2012 election. Romney, according to two sources present, offered little by way of response other than to smile. ... There has been considerable speculation that Romney may seek the seat of longtime Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch should he forego reelection. Neither Romney ... nor his aides have denied interest in the seat should it become open.” http://politi.co/2s7YMbU
MITCH MCCONNELL’S LATEST HEADACHE -- “Conservatives near revolt on Senate health care negotiations,” by Burgess Everett: “As Obamacare repeal talks enter crunchtime with a vote as soon as this month, the Senate bill continues to tilt toward more moderate members of the GOP on keeping some of Obamacare's regulatory structure and providing a more generous wind-down of the law's Medicaid expansion. The movement has made Republicans increasingly pessimistic that two critical conservative senators, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky, will be able to vote for the GOP's ultimate agreement on healthcare, according to senators and aides.” http://politi.co/2s7Z42l
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “Trump Will Meet With Tech Leaders To Talk About Emerging Tech Like Drones,” by BuzzFeed’s Ryan Mac: “The White House is planning a second gathering of technology leaders later this month, in which President Donald Trump is expected to meet with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from emerging tech firms. Three sources confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is organizing the event, scheduled for June 22 — three days after Trump is expected to meet with the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz and technology executives in Washington. ... [T]he second meeting ... will address emerging technologies trends including the Internet of Things, commercial drones and the funding of those companies.” http://bzfd.it/2rgABUf
REMEMBERING ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI -- “Washington Remembers Brzezinski, and a Very Different Era,” by NYT’s Matt Flegenheimer: “One after another, the mourners filed into the stately Cathedral of St. Matthew -- ambassadors, cabinet secretaries, television hosts, a president -- hunkering together behind the grand doors, at least for a little while, to consider a man and a capital from a bygone political moment most seemed to prefer. The occasion was the funeral of Zbigniew Brzezinski ... ‘He was a realistic optimist,’ one eulogizer, the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said of Mr. Brzezinski, recalling his commitment to human rights, his belief in the power of considered diplomacy and his fierce wariness of Russia. The crowd nodded. ... [F]or two hours on Friday, the city’s beleaguered establishment seemed to revel in a collective embrace, capping a week in which it rallied to defend some treasured Washington traditions -- congressional oversight, the independence of the F.B.I. -- in the face of persistent executive chaos.” http://nyti.ms/2s8bvLr
-- Hundreds of people attended the funeral, at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Washington. President Jimmy Carter, Madeline Albright, John Hamre, and Ian, Mark and Mika Brzezinski all gave remarks. Albright read a note from John Kerry and Hamre read a note from Henry Kissinger. SPOTTED: Jonathan Capehart, Chris Licht, Robin Wright, Andrew Schwartz, Al Hunt, Bob Gates, Ambassadors from Finland, China, Japan, Sweden, Italy, and UAE, Carl Bernstein, Kathy Kemper, Maureen Orth, Bob Schieffer, Margaret Carlson, Boyden Gray, Katty Kay, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Susan Rice, Chuck Todd, Ernest Moniz, and Margaret Warner.
TRUMP’S WEEKEND -- The president is at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. PENCE is in Milwaukee, where he’ll talk to small businesses with Gov. Scott Walker and give a speech about Obamacare. He’ll return to D.C. and speak at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Patriot’s Gala.
THE JUICE …
-- @rchammond: “The President has announced his intent to nominate Eric Ueland of Oregon to serve as Under Secretary of State for Management. @StateDept”. Ueland is Republican staff director of the Senate Budget Committee, worked on the Trump transition and earlier in his career was chief of staff to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
-- FIRST IN PLAYBOOK: FROM HADAS GOLD: KELLYANNE CONWAY was overheard Thursday night talking about her West Wing co-workers to fellow revelers at a party. Conway was having an off-the-record conversation with a group of reporters and other attendees at the British Embassy at their election-night watch party. She said President Donald Trump told her to “go out there and say ‘Jim Comey is going to have to wait and see about the tapes.’”
“I mean, that’s basically the same thing as ‘no comment,’” she said. Conway also mimicked Reince Priebus urging White House aides to stop leaking, and wondered aloud what Marc Short -- the legislative director -- does all day. She also said she is “the one catching the slings and arrows in the West Wing.” The source who heard Conway created a Twitter account about the evening, naming it @kellyanneleaks and posting photos and tweets from the event. Two other sources confirmed Conway’s remarks.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Conway disputed the account, explaining that she is very close to Short. Spicer said Conway was not mocking Priebus, but rather reporters for palace intrigue stories “and how wrong they’ve been.” Spicer disputed that Conway had pushed back on the presidents request on how to comment about Comey, saying that she was simply explaining what the lawyers said the White House can say.
JOHN ASHCROFT’S FIRM HIRED BY QATAR – “Singled Out by Trump, Qatar Hires Former Top Law Man to Lobby,” by Bloomberg’s Bill Allison: “Qatar hired Ashcroft Law Firm, LLC for 90 days, agreeing to pay it $2.5 million to help the Persian Gulf nation comply with U.S. money laundering and counterterrorism financing regulations and to stress its efforts to combat global terrorism, according to disclosures filed under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. ... The contract cites the ‘urgent need to commence work immediately’ which will be ‘a top priority’ for the firm. ...
“Aschroft’s firm promised to provide crisis response and management, program and system analysis, media outreach and advocacy, stressing Qatar’s efforts to combat global terror, according to the contract. As part of that effort, the firm plans ‘a comprehensive legal and government relations strategy,’ one that will communicate broadly and to ‘certain domestic agencies and leaders.’” https://bloom.bg/2rcumWs
WHAT DAN SCAVINO IS READING -- “Inside The Chaotic Battle To Be The Top Reply To A Trump Tweet,” by BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel: “[S]econds after the president sounds off to his 31 million-plus followers, he’s bombarded with replies -- almost all of them extreme. There are breathless condemnations of Trump policy; cries for his speedy impeachment; furious demands for his administration to admit its role in any number of global and political conspiracies; #Resist-ers; #TrumpTrain conductors and passengers; impassioned defenses of his character; praise for Trump as chessmaster-in-chief, 10 steps ahead and constantly outwitting enemies. There are comedians, actors, doctors, scientists, admirers, goons, politicos, activists, journalists, and trolls. ... And within seconds they’re all just a few pixels below the president’s missive — yelling, arguing, and looking to be the one Donald Trump sees when he checks his Twitter feed.” http://bzfd.it/2r57m7T
-- “Dan Scavino is the other @realdonaldtrump,” by Eliana Johnson: “The White House is brimming with aides, lawyers, and communications gurus who are begging President Donald Trump to stop tweeting. The lone exception is Dan Scavino, the president’s former golf caddy who now oversees the White House’s messaging on social media. Scavino is in many ways the president’s mini-me, a man whose bombast, impulse control, and instinct for a good punch match those of his boss.
“After Trump last weekend blasted London Mayor Sadiq Khan after a terror attack that killed eight people, Scavino posted a message citing Khan’s own 2016 criticism of Trump’s rhetoric on Muslims and terrorism—complete with a Trumpian, all-caps ‘WAKE UP!!!!’ And like his boss, Scavino has ignored warnings from high-level White House officials to tone down his tweets. Scavino was reprimanded on Friday for violating the Hatch Act, which prohibits senior executive branch officials from using their authority to interfere with elections, by calling in April for the ouster of Michigan Republican Justin Amash.” http://politi.co/2s7Uz7X
TRUMP INC. -- “Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments, U.S. Says,” by Bloomberg’s Bob Van Voris: “George Washington did it, so Donald Trump can too. That’s the Justice Department’s take on why the 45th president isn’t violating the U.S. Constitution by accepting payments for goods and services from foreign governments without congressional approval. The foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution doesn’t apply to fair-market commercial transactions, such as hotel bills, golf club fees, licensing payments and office rent, the Justice department argued Friday in a filing.” https://bloom.bg/2sNKISx
[email protected]: “Among DOJ’s arguments why Trump emoluments suit should be dismissed. ‘Ten Facts about the Gristmill, George Washington’s Mount Vernon’”
NEW POLITICO SERIES – “5 things Trump did while you weren’t looking: Behind the scandal-of-the-day news, the White House really is changing American policy. A new series from The Agenda explains how,” by Danny Vinik: “1. A boost for Uber and McDonald’s. ... 2. A trade war with Mexico averted—for now. ... 3. The end of a DOJ ‘slush fund.’ ... 4. A win for nursing homes. ... 5. Get THAAD out of here.” http://politi.co/2rWYsum
2018 WATCH -- “Senate Democrats try to spark rural comeback in 2018,” by Maggie Severns: “While many voters in rural areas complained that Democrats forgot them in 2016, and party strategists rush this year to find a new message to bring them back in the fold, Democratic senators up for reelection in 2018 have little time to spare to fix their party’s issues. These battleground-state Democrats are quick to note that they got elected in the first place by tending to voters outside their states’ biggest population centers. And they are focused this year on winning back voters their party has failed to connect with since the last time they appeared on the ballot.” http://politi.co/2rWX22Z
LUNCH WITH THE FT -- BERNIE SANDERS in DUBLIN! -- by Simon Kuper: “Sanders’ car pulls up (brilliantly, his Irish driver is called Bernie Saunders) and the senator clambers out, his shoulders hunched, his suit crumpled, his strands of white hair unkempt, not the standard American politician with Botox and a hair transplant. Today he is tieless, too: he has been assured that Irish president Michael D Higgins won’t mind. The tiny Higgins appears, dispensing handshakes and hugs.
“‘I think Trump is actually quite smart -- in his own way and for his own reasons. He may not know a lot about foreign policy or healthcare, but he is not a dumb man by any means. I think what Trump is doing is filling the agenda of people like the Koch brothers: essentially doing away with every major programme passed since Franklin D Roosevelt that would help working people, the elderly, children, the sick and the poor, and at the same time providing massive tax breaks to the rich and large corporations. In this budget, Trump did not propose cuts to social security [the American retirement programme], but I have zero doubt that will be coming down the pike.’” http://on.ft.com/2sobq70
KATY TUR PROFILE -- AND SHE’S A PHISH FAN! -- COVER OF NYT SUNDAY STYLES -- “Katy Tur Is Tougher Than She Looks: The NBC correspondent’s swift and surprising rise at the network mirrored that of the presidential candidate she covered and occasionally battled with,” by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa: “Mr. Trump’s sudden rise mirrors that of Ms. Tur’s. Just two years ago she was a foreign correspondent for NBC, living in London. But she happened to be in New York when the future president announced his candidacy, on June 16, 2015. ‘How would you like to spend the summer in New York?’ an NBC News executive asked her. ‘We want you on Trump’s campaign. It will be six weeks, tops. But hey, if he wins, you’ll go to the White House.’
“A year or so later, she had captured national attention. Colleagues rallied around her, thousands tweeted #iamwithtur, magazines came calling, and HarperCollins engaged her to write a book on the 2016 campaign; ‘Unbelievable’ is due out in September. Then there is the afternoon anchor slot, which MSNBC gave her in January. In April, she received a Walter Cronkite Award for excellence. And this month she will become a contributor to the much publicized new NBC News program ‘Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly.’” http://nyti.ms/2t5S6Z4
MEDIAWATCH -- “10 months ago, Univision bought Gawker in a fire sale, and it’s been messy ever since,” by Business Insider’s Maxwell Tani: “CEO Raju Narisetti ... is leading GMG through the media company’s merger with Fusion Media Group, which is owned by the Spanish-language juggernaut Univision. According to the CEO, the transition has been a success. But conversations with over a dozen current and former employees painted a starkly different picture. Since the deal, the six former Gawker Media sites -- Gizmodo, Jezebel, Deadspin, Kotaku, Jalopnik, and Lifehacker -- have struggled with indecision, a dysfunctional bureaucracy, and an exodus of top leadership and institutional knowledge that gave Gawker Media its editorial bite.” http://read.bi/2rLXwKQ
-- DANIEL HALPER, former D.C. bureau chief for the N.Y. Post who recently was hired by Matt Drudge, quietly joined the Washington Free Beacon as a contributing editor recently, Hadas Gold tells us. Halper and the Free Beacon did not respond to requests for more details.
CLICKER – “The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics,” edited by Matt Wuerker -- 14 keepershttp://politi.co/2sbxstY
DESSERT -- HOW MANY HAVE YOU SEEN? – “The 25 Best Films of the 21st Century So Far,” by NYT’s Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott: “1. There Will Be Blood ... 2. Spirited Away ... 3. Million Dollar Baby ... 4. A Touch of Sin ... 5. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu ... 6. Yi Yi ... 7. Inside Out ... 8. Boyhood ... 9. Summer Hours ... 10. The Hurt Locker.” With in-depth discussions of each film on the listhttp://nyti.ms/2t5IkG7
GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman:
--“Why Men Don’t Live as Long as Women,” by Richard G. Bribiescas in Nautilus Magazine – per The Browser’s description: “Are we at peak male testosterone? Testosterone raises the sex drive, builds muscle and burns fat. It also shortens the lifespan by encouraging recklessness, weakening the immune system, and raising the risk of prostate cancer. The reproductive payoff favoured high testosterone in ancient times: More children meant more surviving children. But now, thanks to monogamy and medicine, the trade-off is less clear. The evolutionary advantage may be passing to fathers who live longer.” http://bit.ly/2sKN0lp
--“America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic,” by Linda Villarosa in the NYT Magazine: “Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world?” http://nyti.ms/2sLamrg (h/t Longreads.com)
--“The Real Story Behind Elon Musk’s $2.6 Billion Acquisition Of SolarCity And What It Means For Tesla’s Future–Not To Mention The Planet’s,” by Fast Company’s Austin Carr: “The Tesla CEO’s merger with his cousins’ sustainable-energy company, SolarCity, is totally logical–and hugely risky. With eyes now on the private sector for environmental leadership, can Musk pull off another miracle?” http://bit.ly/2scvObB
--“Soccer for Intellectuals,” by Bécquer Seguín in Public Books: “Any baseball or boxing narrative can be easily embodied in the momentary struggle between two individuals. Soccer, on the other hand, isn’t wedded to the fate of individuals. Its beauty is most often in the battle between two ideas, two philosophies, two tactical approaches.” http://bit.ly/2t2yox5
--“Challenging Mainstream Thought About Beauty’s Big Hand in Evolution,” by NYT’s James Gorman: “Are aesthetic judgments about mates invariably tied to traits we see as adaptive and worth passing on? Or, does beauty just ‘happen’?” http://nyti.ms/2s4QxNz (h/t ALDaily.com)
--“Bill Maher Knows Exactly What He’s Doing: Just Ask Him,” by Stephen Rodrick in Esquire: “Real Time’s format is a throwback to a seventies talk show -- with a monologue, an interview, a panel discussion, some jokes, and a closing argument -- but here everything is done without the benefit of breath-catching commercial breaks. This setup sometimes leads to what can feel, in the moment, like a random car wreck, but Maher’s been doing comedy for forty years. He’s addicted to provocation, and more often than not, he’s driving his show into a brick wall by design.” http://bit.ly/2s52a7h
--“Proust and Dreyfus,” by Joachim Kalka in Tablet Magazine: “In an excerpt from the newly translated ‘Gaslight,’ by German writer Joachim Kalka, an examination of how the scandal that rocked France bled into European literature.” http://bit.ly/2rJ7bl6
--“Who Do You Want Elisabeth Moss to Be?” by Emily Gould in Elle Magazine: http://bit.ly/2rIYAyU
--“Welcome to the Green Machine,” by John Nova Lomax in the June issue of Texas Monthly: “My son was jobless, directionless, and apartmentless. So when he decided to join the Army, we were just glad he was out of the house. What we didn’t know was just how much the military would change him—and us.” http://bit.ly/2sL0TAb (h/t Longform.org)
--“The horrors of getting hit by a pitch,” by Tim Kurkjian in ESPN on Aug 3, 2012: “When that baseball is flying directly at a hitter at 95 mph, and that batter can hear the ball spinning, like the sound of a giant bee attacking, and then it hits that batter and those red seams bore into the skin like the teeth of a buzz saw, well, the elegance and romance of that pearl is replaced by piercing, pulsating, primal pain. It is pain that can last for weeks, it can leave a hideous mark that can last for months and it can instill a fear that can last forever.” http://es.pn/2t2UsI6
--“The Impossible Profession,” by Janet Malcolm in the November 24th, 1980 issue of The New Yorker: What it’s like to be a psychoanalyst in NYC. http://bit.ly/2smxM8L
--“Athens, Sparta and Rome: the Ancient election,” by Mary Beard in The Times Literary Supplement: “Voters individually picked out their ballot slips (wax on wood, probably) from a basket as they walked across some form of bridge, then wrote the name of their candidate in the wax as they walked, and finally dropped it into the ballot box.” http://bit.ly/2sbKsQt
--“The White Wedding Dress Industrial Complex,” by Helena Fitzgerald in Racked: “A fantasy of wealth beyond reality or responsibility is built into the details of these dresses, all the way down to the tiny rows of covered buttons. Mostly when we spend too much money, we pretend that the money isn’t real. This is why part of the point of the dress is that you can’t wear it again — it becomes a perfect object, distilled and frozen in time, lifted out of the ordinary cycles of use and value and repetition.” http://bit.ly/2r2ZS5k
--“How ‘Eureka’ Moments in Science Happen,” by Cathy Newman in NatGeo: “From bathtubs to falling apples, find out what really drives some of the iconic tales of ‘light bulb’ moments in science.” http://bit.ly/2r3tYFR
SUMMER BUCKET LIST -- WAPO: “The 40 most essential D.C. restaurant dishes of 2017”http://wapo.st/2sNLwXz
SPOTTED: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) last night watching the Cavs/Warriors game at the Trump Hotel.
OUT AND ABOUT – PATRICK STEEL and LEE SATTERFIELD’s 50thbirthday celebration last night at the Meridian International Center: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Robert and Elena Allbritton, Dan and Rhoda Glickman, Nancy Bagley and Soroush Shehabi, Rob and Capricia Marshall, Ann Stock, Tony Blinken and Evan Ryan, Elizabeth Bagley, Jonathan Capehart and Nick Schmit, Kiki McLean, Melissa Moss, Adam and Tracy Bernstein, H.P. Goldfield and Kristin Mannion, Kim Cubine, Joel Johnson and Sara Latham, Debbie Fine, Erick Mullen and Kelly Craighead, Karen Finney, Stuart and Gwen Holliday, Kimball Stroud, Dan and Aviva Rosenthal, Linda Moore, Neal Wolin and Nicole Elkon
BIRTHDAYS: Jeff Zeleny, CNN’s senior Washington correspondent and the pride of Exeter, Nebraska, celebrating with a 29-hour birthday: breakfast in London and dinner in DC ... Sasha Obama is 16 ... Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is 46 ... John Edwards is 64 ... Eliot Spitzer is 58 ... Jeff Greenfield is 74 ... F. Lee Bailey is 84 ... Sidewire’s Meredith Carden, a Michelle Obama alum, the pride of Chicago and a birthday bride today! (h/ts Herbie Ziskend and boss Tucker Bounds) ... Joe Trippi, political consultant, Fox commentator, author, digital strategist, believer ... Stef Weiss (h/ts Jon Haber) ... John DiBiase ... Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kans.) is 54 ... NBC’s Kate Snow ... Carlos Elizondo (h/t Marc Adelman) ... Joe Nolan ... Chad Rhoades, general counsel for Sen. Tillis ... Politico Europe’s Simon Marks ... AAJ’s Paula J. Burris, the pride of Arlington, Va., and the best office manager in the USA (h/t Randy White) ... Politico’s Javier Ruiz ... Nicole Hager, Sen. Inhofe’s press assistant (h/t Daisy Letendre) ... Jennifer Donnelly, a senior associate on the organizing and campaign management team at Precision Strategies (h/t Tom Zigo) ... Rob Morello, Romney and RNC alum, now co-founder of Fraym, is 3-0 (h/t wife Rachel Sorensen) ...
... David O’Brien, senior comms manager at CRAFT, is 31 ... Google’s Cameron Foxgrover ... John Yoo ... Daryn Iwicki ... Obama DOJ alum Shirlethia Franklin ... Thomas Showalter ... Al Mottur, shareholder of Brownstein Hyatt, is 5-0 (h/t Stewart Verdery) … Semonti Mustaphi Stephens, a Michelle Obama alum and the pride of Crystal, MN ... Charmion Kinder, director of comms at My Brother’s Keeper Alliance … WSJ’s Corinne Ramey ... Suzy Vilmain ... Louisa Wachs ... Jim Wisley (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... John Pearson … Courtney Pearson Drake ... Jan Ruckman ... Pete Slover (h/t Dick Keil) ... Chris Merriman ... Teryn Norris ... Prince Philip is 96 ... Elizabeth Hurley is 52 ... Kate Upton is 25 (h/ts AP)
THE SHOWS by @MattMackowiak, filing from Austin:
--ABC’s “This Week”: Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara … Alan Dershowitz … Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) … Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Panel: Alex Castellanos, Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Sara Fagen
--CBS’s “Face the Nation”: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) … Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) … Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.). Panel: Julie Pace, David Ignatius, Susan Page and Ed O’Keefe
--“Fox News Sunday”: Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) … RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel. Panel: Karl Rove, former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), Newt Gingrich and Charles Lane
--CNN’s “State of the Union”: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) … Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). Panel: Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Neera Tanden and David Urban. Dana Bash is anchoring
--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Preempted for French Open coverage
--CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: Panel: Jeff Greenfield, Clara Jeffrey and Matt Lewis … Adam Goldman … Andy Borowitz ... Tim O’Brien
--CNN’s “Inside Politics” with John King: Panel: Jackie Kucinich, Carl Hulse, Manu Raju and Sara Murray
--Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures”: Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) … House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) … Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton … Steve Hilton … Bud Cummins. Panel: The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff and Rich Lowry
--Fox News’ “MediaBuzz”: Former Bush and Obama national security council staffer Gillian Turner … Mollie Hemingway … Juan Williams … Ed Henry … Amy Holmes … Jessica Tarlov … Carley Shimkus
--CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: R. James Woolsey … Elizabeth Foley and Laurence Tribe … Canadian foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland
--Univision’s “Al Punto”: Panel: Former Treasurer of the U.S. Rosario Marin and Adolfo Franco … journalist and independent Mexican presidential hopeful Pedro Ferriz de Con … “Compassion & Choices” national Latino communication manager Patricia Gonzalez-Portillo and mother of a child with a deadly form of brain cancer Nilsa Centero … actress Salma Hayek
--C-SPAN: “The Communicators”: Part 1 of discussion with Recode editor at large and columnist and The Verge executive editor and columnist Walt Mossberg … “Newsmakers”: NRCC chairman Rep. Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), questioned by The Hill’s Scott Wong and Politico’s Scott Bland … “Q&A”:Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum director Paul Sparrow
--Hearst / Sony’s “Matter of Fact” with Soledad O’Brien: Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) … Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) … report on the Trump administration’s $200 billion infrastructure proposal … author and Auschwitz survivor Michael Bornstein … discussion about ISIS internet recruitment efforts with RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science co-director and Rand Corporation engineer Elizabeth Bodine-Baron … a tribute to journalists who give their lives covering conflicts around the world
--Washington Times’ “Mack on Politics” weekly politics podcast with Matt Mackowiak (download on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher or listen at http://bit.ly/2r37J6h): Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
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2017.04.09 17:30 yingyang2016 Most Game Changing What-Ifs

I decided to make a list of alternate scenarios that could've happened early in a season, that would've changed the entirety of the rest of the game. I only did the seasons I have seen so far (Inferno II-present).
INFERNO II: What if Robin won the life shield in the money grabbing challenge?
GAUNTLET II: What if the Ruthie vs. Beth elimination game was Capture The Flag instead of Reverse-Tug-O-War?
FRESH MEAT II: What if Tonya and Johnnie were voted into the first exile against Wes and Casey?
THE DUEL: What if Svetlana was chosen to go into the first female duel instead of Paula?
THE INFERNO III: What if CT didn't get a replacement cast member and the Bad Asses started the season down a member?
THE GAUNTLET III: What if Tori did quit the game when she was supposed to go up against Melinda?
THE ISLAND: What if Abram gave his key to Rachel after he left the game?
THE DUEL II: What if Davis eliminated Evan in the Spot On elimination.
THE RUINS: What if the Challengers threw Casey and Danny into the third elimination instead of Brianna and Adam?
FRESH MEAT II: What if Kenny and Laurel went against Wes' wishes and threw him and Mandi into the first exile?
CUTTHROAT: What if Camila didn't bring two suitcases and hadn't finished last during the initial race to the Gulag?
RIVALS: What if Cara Maria and Laurel were voted into the first elimination rather than Aneesa and Robin?
BATTLE OF THE EXES: What if Wes and Mandi faced off against Leroy and Naomi in Banded Together instead of X Battle?
BATTLE OF THE SEASONS: What if Team Road Rules (consisting of Rachel, Darrell, Derrick, and Katie/Susie) replaced Team Sydney instead of Fresh Meat?
RIVALS II: What if Ayiiia (an backup along with Cara Maria) was brought in as Sarah's replacement partner after Trishelle quit?
FREE AGENTS: What if Jordan flipped the kill card and went up against Reilly in the elimination after Frank was evacuated?
BATTLE OF THE EXES II: What if everyone came to the consensus that Adam and Brittany were better layups than Jay and Jenna, who were than thrown into the third elimination?
BATTLE OF THE BLOODLINES: What if Brianna and Emily faced off in the first elimination instead of Jenna and Christina?
RIVALS III: What if Jessica and Johnny were brought back after Thomas and Simone quit as a replacement team?
INVASION OF THE CHAMPIONS: What if Jenna dropped a ball in her elimination against Anika?
Comment what you think each event will result in (I know some are better than others).
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2017.02.07 02:41 crlody List of Relevant Books

So one of my hobbies is making lists of things, for some reason I love it. A while ago I started making a list of books that I wanted to read so I thought I would post it here in case anyone else is interested. I've deleted some books that I've already read so unfortunately it doesn't have a lot of books that I really like in it - one day I will go back and figure out what all I've read and add them. Please add your recommendations!
(It's too long for one post so the rest will be in the comments, also there are prolly a bunch of typos, fair warning!)
Herbalism
Adele g dawson – herbs: partners in life
Bill mollison – introduction to permaculture
David Hoffman – holistic herbal
David Hoffman – medical herbalism
David Hoffman – the herbal handbook: a user’s guide to medical herbalism
David Winston and steven maimes – adaptogens
Frank j lipp – herbalism
Gaea and shandor weiss –growing and using the healing herbs
Henry lu – legendary Chinese healing her bs
Jon hyslep and paul ratcliffe – a folk herbal
Joseph tomocik and leslie garisto – water gardening
Jt garrett – the Cherokee herbal
Judy glattenstein – waterscaping
Judy griffin – mother nature’s herbal
M grieve – a modern herbal
Madonna sofia Compton – herbal gold
Manfred m junius – spagyrics: the alchemical preparation of medicinal essences, tinctures, and elixirs
Maria treben – health from god;s garden
Nancy arrowsmith – essential herbal wisdom
Nicholas culpepper – culpepper’s complete herbal
Pam Montgomery - Plant spirit healing
Pam Montgomery – plant spirit healing: a guide to working with plant consciousness
Paul bereryl – the master book of herbalism
Penny royal – herbally yours
Ran knishinsky – the clay cure
Ran krishinsky – prickly pear cactus medicine
Ruth macfarlane – collecting and preserving plants
Scott Cunningham – the complete book of incense, oil,s and brews
Scott Cunningham – magical herbalism
Simon mills – the dictionary of modern herbalism
Stephen harrod buhner – sacred plant medicine
Stephen harrod buhner – the secret teachings of plants
Susan weed 0 the wise woman herbal for the childbearing year
Thea summer deer – wisdom of the plant devas: herbal medicine for a new earth
Timothy lee scott – invasive plant medicine
Ulrich hist – the healing power of energized water
Varro and tyler – the honest herbal
Homeopathy
Alan schmukler – homeopathy: an a to z handbook
Anne read, carol ilstrup, and Margaret gammon – edgar cayce on diet and health
Barbara griggs – green pharmacy
Bernie siegel – love, medicine, and miracles
Bernie siegel – prescriptions for living
Carl Pfeiffer – nutrition and mental illness
Christopher vasey – the naturopathic way: how to detox, find quality nutrition, and restore your acid-alkaline balance
Christopher vassey – the healing power of fever
Cindy l a jones – the antibiotic alternative
David Anderson, dale buegel, and dennis chernin – homeopathic remedies for physicians, laymen, and therapists
Doug marsh – restoring your eyesight
Guido mase – the wild medicine solution
Harish johari – ayurvedic healing cuisine
Henry lu – Chinese system of food, cures, prevention, and remedies
Louisa Williams – radical medicine: cutting-edge natural therapies that treat the root causes of disease
Maesimund panos and jane Heimlich – homeopathic medicine at home
Malcolm strut – wholistic health and livng yoga
Marc Bonnard – the Viagra alternative
Mark bricklin, et al. – rodale’s encyclopedia of natural home remedies
Nathaniel altman – the honey prescription
Pamela Hirsch – the travelers natural medicine kit
Patrick veret, cristina Cuomo, Fabio burigana, and Antonio dell’aglio - nutripuncture
Rajan sankaran – homeopathy for today’s world
S. madhihassan – Indian alchemy or rasayana
Stephen cummings and dana ullman – everybody’s guide to homeopathic medicines
Stephen harrod buhner – the natural testosterone plan
Stephen harrod buhner – the transformational power of fasting
Steve gagne – food energetics
Yann rougier – delta medicine
Aromatherapy
Ann Berwick – holistic aromatherapy
Aromatherapy solutions
Erich keller – aromatherapy handbook for beauty, har=ir and skin care
Gabriel mojay – aromatherapy for healing the spirit: restoring emotional and mental balance with essential oils
Kurt schnaubelt – advanced aromatherapy
Kurt schnaubelt – the healing intelligence of essential oils
Scott Cunningham – magical aromatherapy
Shirley price – practical aromatherapy
Healing
Arthur kleinman – patients and healers in the context of culture
Benjamim o. bibb and joseph j weed – amazing secrets of psychic healing
Bernard kolster – the acupressure atlas
Brad Huber – Mesoamerican healers
Carol mccain – women as healers
Daniel reid – the tao of detox: the secrets of yang-sheng dao
Donna finando – trigger point self care manual
dossey – healing words
Eric pearl – the reconnection: heal others, heal yourself
Evelyn Monahan – the miracle of metaphysical healing
Harish johari – ayurvedic massage: traditional Indian techniques for balancing body and mind
Harold reilly and ruth hagy brod – the edgar cayce handbook for health through drugless therapy
Jack angelo – self healing with breathwork
Jacob Lieberman – light: medicine of the future
Janet and stewart farrar and gavin bone – the healing craft
John duffy – the healers
Keith Sherwood – art of spiritual healing
L dossey – recovering the soul
Larry dossey – space time and medicine
M Schlitz, amorok, and micozzi – consciousness and healing: an integral approach to mind body medicine
Malcom strut – wholistic health and living yoga
Mary bond – the new rules of posture
Mary Ellen carter and William mcgarvey – edgar cayce on healing
Maureen lochart – the subtle energy body
Michael fox – the healing touch
Mircea eliade – yoga: immortality and freedom
Music therapy for non-musicians
Nicki scully and mark hallert – planetary healing: spirit medicine for global transformation
Peter fraser and harry massey – decoding the human body field
Richard gerber – vibrational medicine
Richard grossinger – planet medicine
Roger dalet: the encyclopedia of healing points: a home guide to acupoint treatment
Shaykh hakim moinuddin chisthi – the book fo sufi healing
Stephen chang – the complete system of self-healing internal exercises
Ted Andrews – how to do psychic readings through touch
Ted Andrews – how to heal with color
Ted Andrews – the healer’s manual: a beginner’s guide to energy therapies
The nature of healing, forward by larry dossey
Ulrich hoist – the healing power of energized water
Wb jonas and cc Crawford – healing, intention, and energy medicine
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – healing arts
Feminism
Adrienne rich – a wild patience has taken me this far
Adrienne rich – of woman born
Adrienne rich – on lies, secrets, and silence
Adrienne rich – the dream of a common language
Carol Christ – diving deep and surfacing: women writers on spiritual quest
Carolyne larrington – the feminist companion to mythology
Charlene spretnak, ed - The politics of women’s spirituality
Cherrie moraga and Gloria anzaldua, eds – this bridge called my back
Christiane northrup – women’s bodies, women’s wisdom
Clarissa pinkola estes – the creative fire
Denise linn – secrets and mysteries: the glory and pleasure of being a woman
Diane mariechild – motherwit: a feminist guide to psychic development: exercises for healing, growth and spiritual
Diane stein – the women’s book of healing
Elizabeth davis – the circle of life: 13 archetypes for every woman
Elizabeth davis – women’s intuition
Elizabeth dunningham – the wild mother
Elizabeth fisher – women’s creation
Emma goldman – my disillusionment in Russia
Faye ginsburg – contested lives
Gerda lerner – the creation of patriarchy
Gloria hull – all the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave
Halie ingelhart – womanspirit: a guide to women’s wisdom
Irene diamond and Gloria Orenstein – reweaving the world: the emergence of ecofeminism
James p spradley – the nacirema
Jan brunvand – the study of americna folklore
Judith plaskow and carol Christ, eds – weaving the visions: new patterns in feminist spirituality
Marilyn frye – the politics of reality
Mary giles – the feminist mystic and other essays on woman and spirituality
Max gluckman – riturals of rebellion in south east Africa
Maya angelou – now sheba sings the song
Monique wittig and sande zeig – lesbian peoples
N Goldberg – changing of the gods: feminism ad the end of traditional religion
Robin morgan – sisterhood is powerfull
Robin morgan – the anatomy of freedom
Sarah lucia hogland – lesbian ethics: toward a new value
Sark – sark’s journal and playbook
Sonia Johnson – going out of our minds: the metaphysics of liberation
Stephanie demetrakapalos – listening to our bodies: the rebirth of feminine wisdom
Suellen m fast – celebrations of daughterhood
Susan griffin – pornography
Susan griffin – woman and nature
Zora Neale Hurston - Folklore, Memories, & Other Writings
Esoteric Philosophy
Alice bailey – a treatise on cosmic fire
Alice bailey – esoteric astrology, vol 3: a treatise on the 7 rays
Alice bailey – glamour: a world problem
Alice bailey – the rays and initiations
Ambrose bierce – the devil’s dictionary
Andrew Collins – from the ashes of angels
Barbara hand chow – the pleiadian agenda
Barbara marciniak – bringers of the dawn: teacfhings from the pleiadians
Christine r page – 2012 and the galactic center: the return of the great mother
Christopher dell - monsters
Frank joseph – survivors of atlantis
Frederick buechner – on the road with the archangel
Gray henry and Susannah Marriott – beads of faith
IM lewis – ecstatic religion
John de salvo – deoding the enochian secrets
John michell – the dimensions of paradise
Julius evola – revolt against the modern world
Julius evola - The doctrine of awakening
Kenaz filan and raven kaldera – talking to the spirits
Kenneth grant – cults of the shadow
Kingsley dennis – forgotten worlds: from atlantis to the x-woman of Siberia and the hobbits of flores
Len karsten – secret journey to planet serpo
Linda leonard – meeting the madwomen
Mary ann woodward – edgar cayce’s story of karma
Michael hayes – the hermetic code in DNA
Mircea elidae – the sacred and the profane
Nicholas roerich – heart of asia: memoirs from the himalays
Nicholas roerich – shambhala: in search of the new era
Otto frahn – lucifer’s court
Richard wingate – atlantis in the amazon
Robert temply – the Sirius mystery
Ted Andrews – enchantment of the faerie realm
Ted Andrews – the occult Christ
Ted Andrews – the sacred power in your name
Ted Andrews – treasures of the unicorn
The big book of death
The encyclopedia of death
Thomas moore – care of the soul
Timothy wylie – confessions of a rebel angel
Timothy wyllie – the return of the rebel angels: the urantia mysteries and the coming of the light
Tobias churton - Gnostic philosophy
Von braschler – seven secrets of time travel
Will Johnson - the spiritual practices of rumi
William segal and marielle bancou segal – a voice at the borders of silence
WY Evans wentz – the fairy faith in celtic countries
WY Evans-wentz, ed – Tibetan yoga and secret doctrine
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – faerie charms
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – spirits, ghosts, and guardians Zecharia sitchin – divine encounters
Nature/Animals
B Rowland – birds with human souls: a guide to bird symbolism
Barry lopez – desert notes
Edward o Wilson – in search of nature
Katherine briggs – an encyclopedia of fairies
Kenny ausubel – restoring the earth
Leonie Caldecott and Stephanie Leland, eds – reclaim the earth
Michael bright, ed – exploring the secrets of nature
Paul rezendes – tracking and the art of seeing
Roger Peterson – how to know birds
Sean o’heochaidh – fairy legends of the donegal
Tamarack song – enetering the mind of the tracker
Ted Andrews – animal speak
Ted Andrews – animal wise
Tompkins and bird – the secret life of plants
Witchcraft/Magic
Alan c kors – witchcraft in Europe
Dj Conway – a witch’s travel guide to astral realms
Edain mccoy – celtic myth and magic
EO James – seasonal feasts and festivals
HRE Davidson – myths and symbols in pagan europe
John desalvo – the lost art of enochian magic
Kenaz filan – the new Orleans voodoo handbook
Luisah teish – carnival of the spire
Luisah teish – jambalaya: the natural woman’s book of personal charms and practical rituals
Margot adler – drawing down the moon
Marion Weinstein – earth magic
More simplified magic
Neil pannick – the pagan book of days
Particia telesco – cat magic
Raymond buckland – practical color magic
Rossell hope robins – the encyclopedia of witchcraft and demonology
Starhawk – dreaming the dark
Starhawk – the fifth sacred thing
Starhawk – the pagan book of living and dying
Starhawk – truth or dare
Ted Andrews – imagick
Ted Andrews – magical name
Ted Andrews – magickal dance
V newall – the witch figure
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – magic of believing
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – star magic
Shamanism
Carmen blacker – the catalpa bow: a study of shamanistic practices in japan
Chas s Clifton, ed – witchcraft today: witchcraft and shamanism
Claudia muller-ebeling, Christian ratsch, and surendra bahadur shahi – shamanism and tantra in the Himalayas
Claudia muller-ebeling, Christina ratsch, and wolf-dieter storl – witchcraft medicine: healing arts, shamanic practices, and forbidden plants
E. jean matteson-langdon and Gerhard baer, eds – portals of power: shamanism in south America
Gary doore – the shaman’s path
Gary seaman and jane s day, eds – ancient traditions: shamanism in crentral asia and the Americas
Joan Halifax – shaman voices
Kenneth meadows – shamanic experience
Kenneth meadows – shamanic spirit
Linda star wolf – sacred medicine of bee, butterfly, earthworm, and spider
Linda star wolf – shamanic breathwork
Linda star wolf and anne Dillon – visionary shamanism: activating the imaginal cells in the human energy field
Martin prechtel – secrets of the talking jaguar
Michael harner – the way of the shaman
Michael winkelman – shamans, priests, and witches: a cross cultural sturdy of magical religious practicitoners
Mircea Eliade – Shamanism
Mircea eliade – shamanism: archaic techniques of ecstasy
Nevill drury – shamanism
Nevill drury – the visionary human
Nevill drury – vision quest
Nicholas brink – the power of ecstatic trance
Nicki scully and linda star wolf – the Anubis oracle
Paul devereux – shamanism and the mystery lines
Paul devereux – symbolic landscapes
Piers vitebsky – the shaman: voyages of the soul – trance, ecstasy and healing from Siberia to the amazon
Raven kaldera and galina krasskova – Neolithic shamanism
Ross heaven – cactus of mystery
Ross heaven and howard g charing – plant spirit shamanism
Simon buxton – the shamanic way of the bee
Buddhism/Taoism/New Age Spirituality/Mysticism
365 Tao: daily meditations
Annie besant – path of discipleship
Austine waddell – Tibetan Buddhism
Beyond good and evil
Bika reed – the rebel in the soul
Brenda Shoshanna – zen miracles
Chet raymo – natural prayers
Claude lecouteux – the secret history of poltergeists and haunted houses
Compendium of all sutra
Dagsay tulku rinpoche – the practice of Tibetan meditation
Damnion brinkely – saved by the light
Dawna morkova – I will not die an unlived life
Deena Metzger- entering the ghost river
Devdutt pattaniak – Indian mythology
Dialogues with a moden mystic
Dzogchen ponlep – mind beyond death
El moray – the sacred adventure
Elizabeth clare prophet – a spiritual approach to parenting
Elizabeth clare prophet – ashram notes
Elizabeth clare prophet – creative abundance
Elizabeth clare prophet – keys to the kingdom
Elizabeth clare prophet – lords of the seven rays
Elizabeth clare prophet – mary Magdalene and the divine feminine
Elizabeth clare prophet – soul reflections
Elizabeth clare prophet – the masters and the spiritual path
Elizabeth clare prophet – the path to attainment
Elizabeth clare prophet – the story of your soul
Elizabeth clare prophet – understanding yourself
Everett ruess – vagabond of beauty
Harold Henderson – an introduction to haiku
Jack cornfield – a path with heart
Jack cornfield – the art of forgiveness, loving kindness, and peace
Jack kornfield – after the ecstasy, the laundry
Jack lee Rosenberg – body, self, and soul
Janet schaffran and pat kozak – more than words: prayer and ritual for inclusive communities
Jean shinoda bolen – the tao of psychology: synchronicity and the self
John blofield – the trantic mysticism of Tibet
John ferguson – encyclopedia of mysticism
John roger barrie – mysticism: contemporary and classical pathways to the infinite
Jonathan montaldo – dialogues with silence
Kyoko nakamuna – miraculous stories from the Japanese Buddhist tradition
Lao tzu – tao te ching
Leonard koren – wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets, and philosophers
Lin chi – the Taoist classics
Logchempa – you are the eyes of the world
Lucien stryk – zen poems of china
Paul reps – zen flesh, zen bones: a collection of zen and pre-zen writings
Peter marchand – the yoga of the nine emotions
Rachel carson – the sense of wonder
Rampuri – autobiography of a sadhu
Raoul vaneigem – the revolution of everyday life
Rc zaeher – zen, drugs, and mysticism
Richard moss – the I that is we
Rob breszny – images are dangerous
Sue monk kidd – when the heart waits
Surya das – snow lion’s turquoise mane
The compendium of all practices
Thich nhat hanh – a guide to walking meditation
Thich nhat hanh – being peace
Thich nhat hanh – breathe! You are alive
Thich nhat hanh - interbeing
Thich nhat hanh – our appointment with life
Thich nhat hanh – present moment wonderful moment
Thich nhat hanh – the heart of understanding
Thich nhat hanh – the miracle of mindfulness
Thich nhat hanh – the moon bamboo
Thich nhat hanh – the pine gate
Thich nhat hanh – the sun my heart
Thich nhat hanh – the sutra on the eight realizations of the great beings
Thich nhat hanh – transformation and healing
Thich nhat hanh – zen poems
Thich nhat hanh –a rose for your pocket
Tulku thondup – peaceful death, joyful rebirth
Tw rhys davids – sacred books of the Buddhist, dialogues of the buddha
Underground pronoia
Wes nisker – crazy wisdom
Wes nisker – if you don’t like the news go out and make some of your own
Wes niskur – buddha’s nature
Will Johnston – breathing through the whole body
Wy evans wentz – Tibetan yoga and secret doctrine
Yuan mei – I don’t bow to buddhas
Zoe brezsny – secret freedom
Satirical Psychology (couldn't think of a better name for this section)
Adult children of normal parents
Alan r pratt – the dark side: thoughts on the futility of life
Andrew boyd – life’s little deconstruction book
Andrew boyd – the activist cookbook
Cellulite prophecy
Getting in touch with your inner bitch
Healing your inner dog
I am my own best casual acquaintance
I feel much better now that I’ve given up hope
Jerry mander – four arguments for the elimination of television
Mark deny – pyrotechnic insanitarium
Meditations for miserable people who want to stay that way
Mel ash – shaving the inside of your skull
on winokur – the portable curmudgeon
Sylvia plath – Johnny panic and the bible of dreams
Thus spake Zarathustra
Today I will nourish my inner martyr
Psychic Teachings
Echo bodine – a still, small voice: a psychic’s guide to awakening intuition
Jane Roberts – psychic politics
Jodi livon – the happy medium: awakening to your natural intuition
Laila del monte – psychic communication with animals for health and healing
Larry dossey – the power of premonitions
Psychic protection
Sharon doubiago – the book of seeing with one’s own eyes
Sherrie dillard – discover your psychic type
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – psycic power
Qabbalah
Chaterine shainberg – kabbalah and the power of dreaming: awakening the visionary life
Racehl Pollack – the kabbalah tree: a journey of balance and growth
Tarot
Billie potts – a new womans tarot
Mary greer – tarot constelaltions: patterns of personal destiny
Mary k greer – 21 ways to read a tarot card
Past life and karmic tarot
Rachel Pollack – forest of souls: A Walk through the tarot
Richard prosapio – intuitive tarot
Rose gwain – discovering yourself through the tarot
Sallie Nichols – jung and the tarot
Chakras
Cyndi dale – new chakra healing
David pond – chakras for beginners
Harish johari – chakras: energy centers of transformation
Hiroshi motoyama – theories of the chakras
Keith Sherwood – chakra therapy
Sri shyamj bhatnagar and david Isaacs
Dreams
Arnold mindell – dream body
Catherine shainberg - Kaballah and the power of dreaming
Denise linn – the hidden power of dreams
Klaus vollmar and james Napoli – the big bad ass book of dreams
Marilyn c barrack - dreams
Mary summer rain – in your dreams
Micahel lennox – dream sight
Patricia Garfield – creative dreaming
Patricia telesco – the language of dreams
Raymond buckland – gypsy dream dictionary
Robert moss – dreaming true
Robert moss - The dreamers book of the dead
Sandra Thompson – cloud nine: a dreamer’s dictionary
Ted Andrews – dream alchemy
Trish and rob Macgregor – the everything dreams book
Feng Shui
Barb rogers – feng shui in a day
Denise linn – feng shui for the soul
Denise linn – sacred space
Denise linn – space clearing
Denise linn – space clearing a to z
Karen Kingston – creating sacred space with feng shui
Richard craze – feng shui made easy
William spear – feng shui made easy
Astrology
Alice bailey – esoteric astrology
John Jocelyn – meditations on the signs of the zodiac
Raven kaldera – moon phase astrology
William Thomas and kate pavitt – the book of talismans, amulets, and zodiacal gems
Hypnosis
Bm alman and pt lambrou – self hypnosis: the complete manual for health and life change
William w Hewitt – self hypnosis for a better life
Divination
Daniel heydon – little giant encyclopedia of numerology
Ghanshyam singh birla – destiny in the palm of your hand
Greg Nielsen and joseph polansky – pendulum power
Little giant encyclopedia – tea leaf reading
May t watts – reading the landscape
Michael brill – numerology for decoding behavior
Paul o’brien – divination: sacred tools for reading the mind of god
Scott Cunningham – divination for beginners
Sirona knight – the little giant encyclopedia of runes
Tom graves – the diviner’s handbook
Young person’s school of magic and mystery – divination and scrying
Auras
Ae powell – the etheric double
Maureen lockhart – the subtle energy body: the complete guide
We butler – how to read the aura
Symbology/rites
Albert c moore – iconography of religions
Barbara g walker – woman’s encyclopedia of myths and secrets
Barbara g walker – women’s dictionary of signs and sacred symbols
Cas Williams – outlines f Chinese symbolism and art motifs
denise linn – the secret language of signs
George ferguson – signs and symbols in Christian art
Jo forty – mythology: a visual experience
Joseph cambell – the mythic image
Joseph cambell – the way of animal powers
Marie louise von franz – alchemy: an intro to the symbolism and psychology
Marie louise von franz – patterns of creativity mirrored in creation myths
Mary beth edelson – seven cycles: public rituals
Mary douglass – natural symbols
Mary douglass – purity and danger
Mircea eliade – birth and rebirth: the religious meaning of initiation in human culture
Mircea eliade – myths, dreams, and mysteries
Mircea eliade – primitives to zen, pt 3
Mircea eliade – rites and symbols of initiation
Wayland hand – popular beliefs and superstitions
Past Lives
C m bache – lifecycles: reincarnation and the web of life
denise linn – past lives, present dreams
Denise linn – past lives, present miracles
Dr. verny – the secret life of the unborn child
Helen wambach – life before life
I Stevenson – children who remember previous lives
I Stevenson – reincarnation and biology: a contribution to the etiology of birthmarks and birth defects
Sabine lucas – past life dreamwork
Goddesses/Feminine Archetypes
Ana Castillo – my father was a Toltec
Andrew Harvey – the return of the mother
Carl kerenyi – goddesses of sun and moon
Cf vogelin – the Shawnee female deity
Charlene spetnak – the lost goddesses of early greece
China galland – longing for darkness
Christine r page – the healing power of the sacred woman
Claribel alegria – guerrilla poems of el Salvador
Claribel alegria – woman of the river
Cynthia iamh – brigid’s charge
D jenness – the corn goddess and other tales from Indian canada
De traci regula – the mysteries of isis
Deldon anne mcneely – animus alternus
Diana paul – women in Buddhism
Edain mccoy – celtic women
Elinor gadon – the once and future goddess
EO James – cult of the mother goddess
Erich Neumann - the great mother
Esther harding – woman’s mysteries, ancient and modern
Francesa de grandis – be a goddess
Gareth knight – magic and power of the goddess
Gloria Steinem – outrageous acts andeveryday rebellions
Hallie inglehart austen – the heart of the goddess
Helen andelin – fascinating womanhood
Jean markale – women of the celts
Judith ochshorn – the female experience and the nature of the divine
Lawrence dundin Robertson – the goddesses of Chaldea, Syria, and egypt
Lawrence dundin-robertson – the cult of the goddess
Lawrence durdin-robinson – goddesses of india, Tibet, china and japan
Lenore friedman – meeting with remarkable women
Letty russel – human liberation in a feminist perspective
Letty Russell – the liberating word
Louise erduch – love medicine
Mainrad Craighead – the mothers songs
Margaret murray – the god of the witches
Margaret starbird – the woman with the alabaster jar
Margo adler – drawing down the moon
Marie lousie von franz – alchemy
Marko pogacnik – Christ power and the earth goddess
Mary crow – woman who has sprouted wings
Mfk fisher – sister age
Mircea eliade – birth and rebirth
Miriam and jose arguelles – the feminine as spacious as the sky
Miriam robbins dexter – whence the goddess, a sourcebook
Mj vermaseren – Cybele and attis – the myth and the cult
Monica sjoo and Barbara mor – the ancient religion of the great cosmic mother of all
Nancy rose Exeter – 8 facets of woman spirit
Natalie Goldberg - writing down the bones
Nina simons – moonrise
Nor hall – the moon and the virgin
Norma gooduck – priestesses
Padma prakasha – the power of shakti
Padma prakasha and anaiya prakasha – womb wisdom
Pamela berger – the goddess obscured
Patricia grace – wahine toa
Paul reid bowen – goddess of nature
Paula gunn allen – grandmothers of light
Paula gunn allen – shadow country
Paula gunn allen – the sacred hoop
Penelope washburn – seasons of woman
Polingaysi poyawayma – no turning back
Rita gross and nancy falk – unspoken worlds: womens religious lives in nonwestern cultures
Rosemary burb and nancy manhattan – lesbian nuns
Shirley Nicholson – the goddess reawakening
Susan gitler-emmer – lady of the northern light: a feminist guide to the runes
Susan griffin – woman and nature
Sexuality/Tantra
Ajit mookerjee – kundalini
Ajit mookerjee – tantra art
Alain danielou – gods of love and ecstasy: the traditions of shiva and dionysis
Alexander lowen – love and orgasm
Amara Charles – the sexual practices of quodoushka
Arthur Avalon – shakti and shakta
Arthur Avalon – the serpent power
David abram – the spell of the sensuous
David Kinsley – the sword and the flute
Derrick Jensen, ed – listening to the land: conversations about nature, culture, and eros
Donald mic – modern sex magic
Dorit marhenke and ekkehard may – shunga: erotic art in japan
Eduardo galeano – book of embraces
Edward Dahlberg – the sorrows of priapus
Elizabeth davis – women’s sexual passages: finding pleasure and intimacy at every stage of life
Eric yudelove – Taoist yoga and sexual energy
Gaston bachelard – the poetics of reverie
gayle Delaney – sexual dreams
Harriet g lerner – the dance of intimacy
His lai – the sexual teachings of the jade dragon
His lai – the sexual teachings of the white tigress: secrets of the female Taoist masters
IM lewis – ecstatic religion
J henslin – studies in the sociology of sex
James n powell – energy and eros
Jean Houston – the search for the beloved
Jessie l Weston - from ritual to romance
Julie Henderson – the lover within
Julie mcintyre – sex and the intelligence of the heart
Lee sannella – the kundalini experience
Lewis hyde – the gift, imagination, and the erotic life of property
Lillian silbarn – kundalini
Mabel – sex and the perfect lover
Margo woods – masturbation, tantra, and self love
Micahela reidl and jurgen becker – lingam massage: awakening male sexual energy
Michaela riedl – yoni massage
Nik douglas and penny slinger – sexual secrets
Nik douglas and penny slinger – the secret dakini oracles
Octavio paz – the double flame: love and eroticism
Paschal Beverly Randolph and maria de naglowska – magia sexualis
Peter marchand – the yoga of the nine emotions
Phillip rawson – tantra the Indian cult of ecstasy
Riane eisler – sacred pleasure
Richard alan miller – the magical and ritual use of aphrodisiacs
Steve penny – how to have great laughing sex
Susan griffin – pornography and silence cultures revenge against nature
Trebbe Johnson and annelise heurich – the world is waiting lover: desire and the quest for the beloved
Journaling
*Pregnancy and Childbirth *
Ami mckay – the birth house
Andrea Eagan – the newborn mother
Andrea Robertson – empowering women
Anne frye – holistic midwifery
Armstrong and fedlman – a midwifes story
Aviva jill romm – vaccinations: a thoughtful parent’s guide
Balaskas – active birth
Barbara duden – disembodying womn
Barbara Ehrenreich – withces, midwives, and nurses
Barbara harper – gentle birth choices
Blandine clais-germain and nurla vivees pares – preparing for a gentle birth
Brian burthc – trials of labor
Brigette Jordan – birth in four cultures
Carol laderman - wivest midwives
Carol leonard – lady-s hands, lions heart
Carol maccormack – ethnography of fertility and birth
Caroline flint – communicating midwifery
Caroline oblasser – the faceless cesarean
Carolyn merchant – the death of nature
Cecilia benoit – midwives in passage
Chamberlain – babies remember birth
Cynthia carver – patient beware
D eyer – maternal; infant bonding
D stewart – 21st century obstetrics now
D stewart – safe alternatives in childbirth
D stewart – the five standards for safe childbearing
Dana schandt – pregnancy relaxation
David chamberlain – babies remember birth
Dean rafflock and Virginia rountree – a natural guide to pregnancy and postpartum health
Debby takikawa 0 what babies want
Doris havie – the cultural warping of chilbrith
Dr entwisle – the first birth
Elisabeth bing – making love during pregnancy
Elisabeth bing – six practical lessons for an easier childbirth
Elizabeth davis – energetic pregnancy: a guide to achieving balance, vitality, and well being from conception to birth and beyond
Elizabeth davis – orgasmic birth
Elizable noble – essential exercises for the childbearing year
Em cioran – the trouble with being born
Emily martin – the woman in the body
Evlyn bowen – prebirth boding
Faith mcnulty – the burning bed
Faye ginsburg – African American midwifery in the south
Faye ginsburg – conceiving the new world order
Fisher and ury – getting to yes
Gail and tom brewer 0 what every pregnant woman should know
Gena corea – the mother machine
Grantley dick read – childbirth without fear
Gro nylander – breast is best
Gynne Jenkins – reproduction gone awry
Harvey kamp – the happiest baby on the block
Heather bruce – birthing
Helen Churchill – how to avoid a unnecessary cesarean
Hence goer –the thinking woman’s guide to a better birth
Ina may gaskin – ina may’s guide to childbirth
Ina may gaskin – spiritual midwifery
Jane donegan – womena and men midwives
Jane English – childlessness transformed
Jane English – different doorway
Janelle taylor – consuming motherhood
Janet balaskas – active birth
Janet Isaacs ashford – birth stores
Janet Isaacs ashford – natural love
Janice morse – childbirth in America
Jean donnison – midwives and medical men
Jean Sutton – let birth be born again
Jill aviva romm – the natural pregnancy book
Jo Murphy lawless – reading birth and death
Judith goldsmith – childbirth wisdom
Judith Leavitt – brought to bed
Judith rooks – midwifery and childbirth in America
Judy barrett – American midwives
Judy barrett – the American midwife debate
Judy Chicago – the birth project
Kalpana ram – maternities and modernities
Karen michaelson – childbirth in America
Kathryn allen rabuzzi – mother with child
Korte and scaer – a good birth, a safe birth: choosing and having the childbirth experience you want
Lester dessez hazel – commonsense childbirth
Lim – after babys birth
Linda whiteford – new approaches to human reproduction
Lowe and Zimmerman – doulas guide to birth
Maggy howell – effective birth preparation
Marcia good maust – midwives in mexico
Marden wagner – creating your birth plan
Margaret alic – hypatias hertige
Margot Edwards – reclaiming birth
Marie mongan – hypnobirthing
Marilyn moran – birth and the dialogue of love
Marsden wagner – born in the usa
Marsden wagner – pursuing the birth machine
Mary lay – body talk
Mary lay – the rhetoric of midwifery
Mavis Kirkham, ed – birth centers: a social modle for maternity care
Michael kearl – endings
Michel odent – birth reborn
Michel odent – the cesarean
Michel odent – the farmer and the obstetrician
Michelle leclaire o’neill – hypnobirthing
Myra bluebond langer – the private worlds of dying children
Nancy cohen – silent knife
Nancy rose hunt – a colonial lexicon of birth, medicalization, and mobility in the congo
Naomi wolf – misconceptions
P perez – the nurturing touch at birth
Pam England – birthing from within
Pam England and rob horowitz – birthing from within
Pamela Eakins – the American way of birth
Panuthos and romeo- ended beginnings
Partirica stuart macadam – breastfeeding
Preez and snedeker – special women
Raymond devries – regulating birth
Raymond devues – birth by decision
Raymond devues – making midwives legal
Richard moskowitz – homeopathic medicines for pregnancy and childbirth
Ricki lake – your best birth
Rima beth star – the healing power of birth
Robbie davis Floyd – birth models that work
Robbie davis Floyd – daughters of time
Robbie davis Floyd – from doctor to healer
Robbie davis-floyd – mainsteaming midwives
Robbie pfeuffer kahn – bearing meaning
Robert coles – the spiritual life of children
Robert mendelsohn – confessions of a medical heretic
Robert mendelsohn – mal(e)practice
Robin Lim, et al – after the baby’s birth: a woman’s way o wellnessL a compelte guide for the postpartum
Sage femme – birth day
Sage femme – home birth
Sage femme – miss Margaret
Sally inch – birth rights
Sarah buckley – gentle birth
Sears and sears – the birth book
Sheila kitzinger – birth your way
Sheila kitzinger – ourselves as mothers
Shelly romalis – childbirth
Sherri menelli – journey into motherhood
Sirpa wrede – decetering care for mothers
Susanne colson – biological nurturing
Tess coslett – women writing childbirth
Therese blanchet – meanings and rituals of birth in rurual Bangladesh
Tina Cassidy - birth
Toi deriette – natural birth
Valeri am wormwood – the pampered pregnancy birth box
Valerie lee – granny midwives
Valmai elkins – the rights of the pregnant parent
Vicki lukere – birthing in the pacific
W penn handwerker – births and power
Wendy savage – birth and power
William ray anney – power and the profession of obstetrics
Wito – care in normal birth
Working women in labor
Ybonne brackbill – birth trap
Yvonne lefeber - Indigenous customs in childbirth and childcare
Yvonne lefeber – midwives without training
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2014.03.05 00:00 tabledresser [Table] IAmA: I just filmed with my childhood hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger and I produce the #1 Online Cooking Show EpicMealTime… Ask Me Anything!!

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Have you ever made schnitzel the centerpiece of an Epic Meal Time? We have never made schnitzel the centerpiece of an EpicMeal. We saved that one for you and we're going to cook it with whoever wins by buying themselves something at Link to www.omaze.com And now I'm kind of glad that we never made schnitzel yet!
Who would you most like to eat bacon off of? Hi Katie! Thanks for coming! I'd say Betty White. Slowly eat bacon off of her at first...but then harder and faster all night long.
What happened to Muscles Glasses? MusclesGlasses quit to do something that involves infinitely less bacon.
Did you guys get used to all that Fat and Alcohol? We got fatter and we like all of our drinks straight now. Does that answer the question?
How long are the hangovers after filming and Episode? We film during the day, so the hangover is just a pre-sleep headache.
Hey Harley, how can I convince my parents that cooking bacon in the microwave is inferior? Blind taste test. 2-for-1 special. Subdue your father. Blindfold him and conduct the taste test. Now you've demonstrated your point and also let him know that you are the Alpha of the family now.
After making that video with Arnold, have you started lifting more? No...but I flex my bicep and look down at it while frowning a lot more.
That just a typical week for me. That's just a typical weak.
Have any PETA-like organizations tried to shut you down? If so, how did it go? No. They know not to fuck around.
If you could have any professional wrestler from the past or present on your show right now who would you want and why? And how was it driving in a tank with THE Arnold Schwarzenegger? It was surreal because here I am in this tank and Arnold Schwarzenegger is driving and I couldn't help but notice how my hair is so long it's in a ponytail for the first time in my life...which doesn't sound like a big deal but to me it was weird because in my head I'm thinking "I'm in a tank that Arnold Schwarzenegger is driving...and my hair is in a ponytail...who am I?"
Oh...also Goldust.
If you could get anyone to guest star on EMT who would you have? The President of The United States of America and his family.
How much bacon do you eat every day when you aren't filming for EMT? Also, how did you meet the artist we all know and love as Deadmau5? I eat bacon for breakfast almost everyday. I eat bacon for lunch about 30% of the time. Bacon rarely appears at my dinners but when he does...it's a big deal. Like a slab of uncured bacon on a bun...delicious.
Are the videos bleeped to be more mainstream or because you think it's funnier? The bleep was to be mainstream, then we found it funny. Now it's tradition.
Hey Harley, big fan. I've been following y'all since Tequilla Taco Night and I must say I'm really impressed with how much EMT grew over the years. Great job! Question 1: What's your favorite luxury you've been able to indulge in since making it big on YouTube? Question 2: Your one liners always crack me up in episodes, are they most often improvised or written in advance? If written, how does that process work? Is it just you at a computer, or is the whole team involved? Thanks, keep up the good work! Question 1: I can finally afford a gaming PC Question 2: My one liners used to be written by me entirely. There was a short stint where Tyler would write the overall theme of the episode but even then he didn't write my dialogue or VOs. Now with all the other projects, I need support. I collaborate on the writing with @RobFee on Twiiter or @Hadzilla on Twitter. My buddy @Marlowned wrote a bunch for the latest Arnold video.
How was it being on the show with snoop dogg? And are you going to bring him in? Do you smoke? And finally. If you could pick any place in the world, where would you make the epic meal time show? Snoop is awesome! I would love to. ... We want to go to Africa and feed a village but that's a pipedream. There's so many things that could be taken as politically incorrect or offensive when all we want to do is go down and make something special. We don't even have to film it. We are involved in charities but to go there in person would be hopefully inspiring to our fanbase and maybe mobilize people. But we don't always make the best spokespersons and there's so much room for misinterpretations.
What is your favorite Schwarzenegger film? My favorite Arnold movie is Terminator 2. My favorite Arnold comedy is Kindergarten Cop. My favorite Arnold movie for laughing is Commando (even though it's not comedy) My most watched Arnold movie is Pumping Iron (I watch it Once a Month) My favorite holiday movie from Arnold is Conan The Barbarian (I know it's not a holiday movie, but I always watch it on the holidays).
So what is your all time favorite flavobrand of bacon? Hormel Black Label Bacon. Their Jalapeno Bacon is actually spicy and tasty. Their Cherrywood Bacon is probably the best bacon you can get at your local supermarket. Their thick cut is ridiculously prime. Their ready made bacon is awesome and you can eat it right out of the package. I think my favorite part of Black Label Bacon is they don't look at bacon as a gimmick that is bacon mouthwash or toothpaste. Bacon is meat. The best meat.
A long time ago, I heard that you guys finished all your meals. Do you still manage to eat all of it? No. Our meals are way too large now. We have given leftovers to soup kitchens many times. We also will slice up the not contaminated parts and refrigerate them for future consumption. Sometimes we find ourselves sharing a house for a while and it's not uncommon to have meat and whatnot leftover from previous Epic Meals. Sometimes the meal is just not salvageable.
If we met. Could we rub beards? Yes. But too sudden of a move and we end up fighting.
Do people often point out to you that the content/funniness of EMT has dropped off in the past year? How do you respond to the haters? When y'all cook with celebrities, do they reach out to you, or is it the other way around? I really enjoy your channel! People always point that out. They've actually been doing it since episode 3. It must have been not even our tenth episode (we're on 250 now) that people claimed we jumped the shark and we're done now. I decided long ago that we make the show with what we find funny and we still find it funny. That being said...when it's a bad episode, we know it. We still upload it though because we have a commitment and those things could push us harder. We've had celebrities like Deadmau5 and Simon Cowell reach out to us. But then it's me reaching out to Rob Van Damme.
Why did you grow a beard the size of the rest of your body? It's sweet as fuck, but I wonder why. It was initially the physical manifestation of my laziness and coincidentally enough I found myself at the forefront of this Beard Movement. I never though much of it. I just did it because I though it was badass yo! Now I have a responsibility. I just wanted to grow a beard and now I'm part of this culture and the weight of duty hangs from my face like a constant reminder.
Is your doctor a fan of EMT? I don't even see him. We don't want to look at each other.
What happened to GabeN's AMA? Also, nice beard! Gaben? He's here on Reddit today?!! I'm fucking excited for that AMA!!! I want him on EpicMealTime so bad.
Best tasting thing you've ever made on EMT? We made our own McRib...It wasn't an Epic Meal...it was a Handle-It (where we show people how to make realistic meals) and we taught how to make a mcrib and it was incredible!!!
Ok, how much does a "Youtuber" make? 1 million dollars.
What's that in Youtube money? A dozen bitcoins or so.
I just wanted to stop by and say the last two episodes were a-ma-zing. I love that you did an episode with the Trailer Park Boys, have you ever considered collaborating with Deaner and Terry from Fubar? That would be my drunk Canadian trifecta. That would be hilarious!! Canada is hilarious. I would love Rob Ford on an episode.
How often do people ask to touch your beard, and how often do you use it to pick-up women? It's usually a younger boy or girl that is bold enough to ask to touch the beard which is strange. I don't want to tell the kid no, but I also don't want a kid touching me. I don't use the beard to pick-up women. It does it itself... let me explain: If you normally attract a certain type of girl, when you grow a large beard...a whole new type comes out of the woodwork and starts being interested. I assume this could be the same with tattoos and piercings.
Pussy or bacon? A pig's pussy.
What do you do on days you aren't filming? Play videogames and jerk off.
Are there any sneak peaks you can give us for VGHS season 3? :D Yes. I'm not in the 1st episode. I know this because I read that script and my name wasn't there. Also, there will be guns.
What do you normally feel like after eating one of those epic meals? 95% of the time I feel bad. I mean it's not so much the food itself but when we eat on camera there's a lot of pageantry when consuming. Before you know it you ate 3 burgers in 15 seconds.
What's up Harley? Not much. How about you?
When are we going to hang out and play video games? Halo or Battlefield?
What is the next step for Epic Meal Time? I remember talks about you creating a TV show. We are making a TV show now for A&E!!!
So when are you going to film with The Lonely Island and Jenna Marbles and make a millionaires of YouTube themed episode? I'm assuming you all live in LA now, so its gotta be plausible right? I'm not a millionaire. There's a huge difference between owning something and cash in your pocket. That being said...I'm ready whenever they call.
Who is one celebrity you would have a smoke session with? You are a stoner model man. You make the dankest munchies for a living. Much love for you man. Keep doing what you're doing. Also, /trees loves you. I love /trees... Bill Murray please.
What would you tell a new youtuber, to help them keep doing what they're doing and be better at it? That's a case by case. Now I'm 28 years old, so I am not the demo of a lot of YouTubers out there. But put a link up and I'll give you straight forward criticism. But keep in mind I may not be your demo.
A-WHATUP HARLEY! I love you and your beard! Seriously though, what was your favorite epic meal.. to eat or make? And also, I got a &baconstrip shirt so that I could give you some YOUTUBE MONEY! I appreciate the support. 84 Egg Sandwich!!!
Long time EMT fan! At what point did you guys realise you were "making it" and could quit your "normal" jobs and spend time having fun eating bacon? I quit before I 'made it'. But only last year was I able to hire my buddies and have them quit their jobs.
Who has encouraged you the most throughout your comedy career? My buddy Marlon and his wife. My brother and business partner. My parents. The biggest push comes from people that stand to make a profit off of me doing these things. So management and agency push hard for opportunities and stuff like that.
There is a set of coordinates in your Twitter profile description for a location in Montreal, which I presume is Epic Meal Time HQ. What would happen if someone were to hypothetically show up unannounced at this location? It's a random place!! I don't know where the heck that is. It's close to my house but not that close. It's weird.
Do you prefer "doe", "tho", "though" or "dough"? Should I draft Chris Davis, Ryan Braun or Adam Jones in the first round of my fantasy baseball draft this week? How much do white girls like nutella? BTW PKA 122 with Epic Meal Time last year was the GOAT. I prefer 'though' You're insane. You shouldn't pick any of those players. (Chris Davis though if you have no choice) They like nutella HELLA Thank you!!!
Whats your favorite kinda beer? I like Canadian Beers. But I'm in LA now so I get Bud Light Platinum. 6.1% Awhattup!!
Do you have a girlfriend? Where do you like to dripp that sauce of yours after you are done stuffing the love taco with your sausage? How much have you gained in weight since the start of EMT? HAHA!! THE HUMOR!!! I appreciate you brotha!
Are you thinking of starting to cut soon after this hell of a bulk you have accomplished? I don't cut.
What's the best smelling thing you've cooked on the channel? Always has been Candy Bacon. Perfect blend of sweet and savory.
What's your opinion on bacon? Not enough.
What WWE Legend would you like to have join you on Epic Meal Time? Goldust.
Yo Sauce Boss, Can I work for you? ;D. What are your skills?
Hey Harley. Whenever I'm feeling gluttonous, I watch one of your episodes on Youtube. Thanks! Between Betty Crocker and Paula Dean, who would win in a fight and how? Betty Crocker because she ain't racist!
Aside from getting fucked up on Jack Daniels and seeing what happens, what's the filming process like? How far out in advance do you plan meals? How long do you spend on the edit? What are you guys shooting on? Would you come to Edmonton and make a meal in a blizzard? It takes time to make a meal. We are about 4 episodes ahead and it takes 20 hours to fully complete one.
How have the friendships in the EMT group been affected by gaining so much popularity? I've noticed that a few of the guys are no longer on the show, and there doesn't seem to be any explanation :( Thanks for all the entertainment! There's a lot of egos at play here. At the end of the day, everything is my call. So sometimes people feel that I'm not making the right calls and they feel differently. So they leave. But then they have a bitterness towards me for not doing it their way.
Any regrets in the youtube business you have? No Master Yoda. I did and currently do what I want.
Yo! Who is more alpha; Arnold in his prime, OR, You with a sick beard cooking up some bacon? Always Arnold.
1.) First, when I first saw Epic Meal Time, I thought "This is awesome! What if they combined this with Iron Chef?" I'm not saying you stole the idea from me because, well, how COULD you? But, who or what DID inspire you to create Epic Chef? 2.) How many fish can you name? I saw all these TV shows being all like "Oh we use so much bacon! We're so edgy!!" and I felt it was encroaching on my brand. So i though I should take a stab at their shows.
What is the weirdest thing you have done with bacon? Wrapped my penis with it.
From a fellow beard lover, how do you take care of yours? Touch it non-stop. I'm a pretty abusive beard owner. I constantly touch it and pull it and fuck it.
Shit, Ive never been to an AMA this early. If you weren't doing YouTube, what do you think you would be doing? Going to auditions and teaching and filming wedding videos.
I have followed your youtube rise to fame since the beginning but so far my favorite Harley Morenstein moment was when you joined the crew of VGHS. I have two quick questions How was your experience with the crew of VGHS?, and Is there anything that would ever make you want to shave your beard? I love working with Freddie. He's a genius. If you ever thought I was funny in VGHS it's probably because Matt Arnold directed me funny. 1 million dollars.
I hope I'm not too late. Have you or will you plan on doing an EMT episode at a high end restaurant such as eating a ton of french food and sushi where instead of people freaking out over calories but of the bill instead? We want to do something super high end and then blend it and spread it on toast.
Hey Harley! Big fan here, what has been your favorite meal that you have ever created? And what is your all time favorite "next time we eat..." line at the end of the show? My favorite next times are so intense we don't use them. I love the 84 egg sandwich.
What's the most memorable meal you guys have done on EMT? (IMO The most epic was and still is the one with the quail inside a hen inside a turkey inside a pig). I agree. When we connected ten of those in Turbaconepicentipeded that was wild.
Do you plan on doing another round of Epic Chef? (That was awesome). Yes. If the timing works out. We're doing a tv show now.
Is there any meal that has grossed you out? If so; What was it? Fuck Turtle Soup!
Can I marry you? Also, do you love your job more and more everyday or has it lost it's luster? I love my job! I can learn to love you.
How do you guys stay healthy? I know Arnie's taken good care of himself over the years, but what about you young whipper snappers? I mean...you guys eat a lot of bacon! Arnold is sooo much healthier than us!
Would you consider having fans on the show...please? That's what the Arnold video was about!
As a Montreal-born Canadian living abroad in the US, I'd just like to tell you that you are one of my heroes. Breakfast of Booze is an all-time favorite short video of mine. 1) What was, to you, the most delicious meal you have cooked featured on an episode of EMT? 2) Possibly related to number 2, but what was your all-time favorite episode to shoot? 3) Any improvements to this recipe that you can suggest? 1) 84 Egg Sandwich 2) Cooking with Arnold 3) add pecans!
Does EMT use any partnership network? If so what are the benefits. Collective Digital Studios. They pitched and sold 16 episodes of EMT to A&E. They financed Epic Chef and they provide me with resources and bring brands to me to work with.
Honestly, how did the "Steak and Egger" taste and when is the best time to eat one? The best time is to eat one with Arnold. It tasted awesome. No joke I loved it.
How do your old students feel now that you're an alcoholic internet celebrity? Nobody believes them when they say it.
Where did the idea for the show come from? Drugs.
You guys are Canadian.. ever been to Victoria? or only the east coast? we have some epic eateries. I have family in Vancouver. Been there a whole bunch!
If you could take one part of your body and replace it with Schwarzeneggers' what would it be, and why? The hand. For Epic handshakes.
Do Ostrich eggs taste just like chicken eggs or is there a funky taste? There's a slight difference. I'd rather a dozen eggs than an ostrich egg.
After so many episodes, how do you keep fresh? I dont. Im disgusting.
Is co-creator Sterling Toth still involved with Epic Meal Time? No. He had been gone since within the first 6 months. The first casualty of my friendships with people involved in the business.
How often do you visit reddit and how good are your redditing skills? I'm here always, every day. My skills are shit. But I'm constantly practicing.
I've actually sent you a challenge at some point last year. You never got back to me, it was on one of the "Epic Meal Time" video comments section. But whatever, I understand your a busy man. My question is... What the worst diagnosis you or any of your cast has got from a doctor since you started the show? The doctor said we're fat. That's all. That's pretty bad though.
Hey Harley, been a fan since the beginning... just a quick question: how many pigs do you think you have eaten over the years? To myself 12. To EMT all together? 350.
Sorry but this is the question that needs to be asked at every AMA the lifelong question: Ass or Tits? Does the ass consist of the vagina?
You say your internet name is Harley Morenstein, is that not your real name? When did I say that haha?!
Mr Schwarzenegger, you are my bodybuilding idol and my friends and I have seen pretty much every one of your films... But I cannot express how disappointed I am that both you and Epic Meal Time chose to make a sandwich and not call it "The Arnie Sarnie". We still have another vid to do...plus I thought the Steak N Egger was pretty clever.
Easy. Kaiserschmarrn. Just googled it. Sounds like it was made to be paired with Candy Bacon!
Hi Harley, You used to work at my summer camp when I was young. You brought pizza to my cabin and I just wanted to thank you :) Cool! Which camp? Why did I do that?
Hey Harley, would you ever go back on Painkiller Already, you were awesome! Tell Woody to put me on!
Muscles Glasses on Halloween. Yup!
Oh shit, wow, the first time I catch an AMA in the making. I fucking love EMT and have tried to recreate some of the recepies! No real question, you are fucking cool as hell and I'm a big fan of EpicMealTime. That's awesome!!! You're awesome. I appreciate that.
What's a Canadian stereotype that you are guilty of doing. I say 'eh' constantly and apologize a lot.
Just wanted to say that you have inspired my friends and I to remake our 7 favorite episodes during senior week and we will be sure to show you how everything turns out. Tweet that at me @HarleyPlays!!!
Do another Hardee's commercial, I fucking dare you. I wish!!
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2013.11.23 19:09 dobrockk IAS - VINYL RECORDS - 70s 80s 90s - NEW YORK

Hey, So I've been posting this list on here for quite some time. I've finally taken the time to go through and make it as neat as possible for ya'll. I have a lot of bills that just came in and two good friends getting married this summer....needless to say I am struggling as most. I've listed a ton of 12" records below (that includes the singles). Its been really hard to come up with a price for all of them...so this will be the deal....
$3 a record + shipping* FOR EVERY 4 RECORDS YOU PURCHASE IT WILL BE FREE SHIPPING (I put 5 records in a mailer max) * -----> US ONLY, sorry.
However, since I am strapped for cash I am willing to make deals on certain records so please, PM me with what you are interested in.
Majority of the records are in VG condition. The worst that I have come across has been a small tear in the corner of the album cover, but the records themselves play well.
Please, let me know if you have questions.
Al Putson - And the Partners I Dont Want You to Leave Me / You Can Do It Single Alannah Myles - S/T Alphaville - Dance With Me Single Altered Images - Pinky Blue America - America Andy Williams - Days of Wine and Roses Aretha Franklin - Sparkle B-52's - Mesopotamia Bachman Turneroverdrive - Not Fragile Bachman Turneroverdrive - Two Bananarama - Really Sayin Something / Aie a Mwana Single Barbera Mandrell - Best Of Barbera Streisand - Guilty Barbera Streisand - Greatest Hits Vol 2 Big Audio Dynamite - The Bottom Line Bill Cosby - Himself Bill Nelson - Sound on Sound Bing Crosby - The Best Of Bing Crosby - Seasons Black Uhuru - Right Stuff / Chill Out Single Blancmange - Mangetouut Blondie - Parallel Lines Blondie - Eat to the Beat Blood, Sweat and Tears - Three Bob Seger - Stranger in Town Bobby Darrin - Mac the Knife Bobby Vee - Meets the Ventures Bobby Vinton - Sings for Lonely Nights Bobby Vinton - Blue Velvet Bobby Vinton - Roses are Red Bobby Vinton - There I've Said it Again Bobby Vinton - Mr. Lonely Bobby Vinton - The Big Ones Boston - S/T JE34188 BowWowWow - I Want Candy BowWowWow - Twelve Original Recordings BowWowWow - Baby Oh No / Cowboy Single Brian Adams - Into the Fire Bronski Beat - Why? / Cadillac Car Single Brothers Johnson - Look Out For Number One BTO - Rock n Roll Nights Buddy Clark - Greatest Hits Camouflage - Voices and Images Captain and Tennile - Songs of Joy Captain Sensible - Happy Talk / Wot Single Carly Simon - The Best Of Carol Douglas - Midnight Love Affair Carol King - Tapestry Carol Williams - No One Can Do it Single Cat Stevens - Greatest Hits Catmother and the Newboys - The Street Giveth and the Street Takith Away Cher - S/T Chi-Lites - Greatest Hits Chicago - Greatest Hits Chicago - Five Chicago - S/T Chicago - Seventeen Chicago - Seven Chicken Outlaw - Wide Boy Awake Chuck Berry - Sweet Little Rock N Roller Cindy Luaper - The Goonies Are Good Enough Single Cindy Luaper - True Colors Cindy Luaper - She's So Unusual Commadores - Heroes Commadores - Midnight Magic Crosby Stills and Nash - CSN David Bowie - Soundtrack Christ iane F David Byrne - Three Big Songs Dean Martin - My Woman My Woman My Wife Dean Martin - Everybody Loves Somebody Diana Ross - Joins the Temptations and Surpremes Dick Haymes - The Best Of Don Armando - Deputity of Love / I Am An Indian Too Single Don Gibson - Some Favorites of Mine Donna Summer - Love to Love You Baby Donna Summer - Live and More Donna Summer - A Love Trilogy Dr. Buzzard - Svanah Night Eddie Cantor - The Best Of Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue / Timewarp Single Elton John - Greatest Hits Vol Two Elvis Presley - Worldwide Gold Award Hits Part 1 and 2 Engelbert Humpherdick - A Merry Chrimbus Eric Carmen - S/T Falco - On the Run / Today's Heroes Single Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and the Cooked Fine Young Cannibals - S/T Fingerprintz - Distinguishing Marks Firefall - Luna Sea Fleetwood Mac - S/T Freddy Fender - Before the Next Teardrop Falls Freeeze - Wdubdotyou/ Iou Gary Louis - And hte Playboys This Diamond Rings General Public - All the Rage George Clinton - Atomic Dog Single Girls Club - How Could You Have the Heart / Nasty Girls Single Gloria Gaynor - Love Tracks Grace Jones - Ja Guys / Nipple to the Bottle Single Gregory Issacs - Nightnurse Guadalcanal Diary - Two By Four Guy Lumbardo - The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven Hall and Oates - Oh Yeah Heart - Brigade Heart - Bebe Le Strange Heart - S/T Heaven Seventeen - Heaven Seventeen Single Helen Reddy - Greatest Hits Hit Parade - The Early Years Great Starts of the 30s and 40s Hit Parade - The Best Of Howard Jones - Life in One Day Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better Human League - Fascination Human League - Dare Ian Dury - And the Blockheads Do it Yourself Icehouse - S/T Issac Hayes - The Best Of Jackie Gleason - Songs I Sing Jackie Wilson - Merry Christmas Jackson Brown - Running on Empty James Taylor - Greatest Hits Jane Morgan - Fascination Janet Jackson - Control Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA Jerry Vale - It's Magic Jerry Vale - Till the End of Time Jerry Vale - There Goes My Heart Jethro Tull - The Best Of Jethro Tull - S/T Jethro Tull - Aqualung Jim Reeves - The Velvet Memories Of Jimmy Spicer - Money Single John Cougar - American Fool John Travolta - Can't Let You Go John Travolta - Fever Johnnie Mathis - Merry Christmas Johnnie Mathis - The Great Years Johnny Guitar Watson - Funk Beyond the Call of Duty Judy Garland - The Magic Of Julian Lennon - Valotte Julio Iiglesias - Elevenhundred Bellayre Place Julio Iiglesias - Hey Katie Smith - Her Classic CBS Records Katie Smith - Her Famous RCA Records KD Lang - Angel With a Lariat Kid - I Want a Piece of the Action Kool and the Gang - Take My Heart Single Kwame - Follow I Lene Lovich - New Toy Leo Sayer - Just a Boy Leslie Uggams - On TV Linda Ronstadt - Prisoner in Disguise Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love Living in the Seventies - S/T Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap Malcolm Mclaren - Buffalo Gals Single Manhattan Transfer - S/T Mario Lanza - The Great Caruso Melanie - Photogenic Not Just Another Pretty Face Melanie - Photograph Melanie - Ballroom Street Melanie - The Best Of Melanie Stone - Ground Words Melba Moore - The other Side of the Rainbow Mick Jagger - Shes the Boss Mike Douglar - Sings it All Mike Douglar - The Men in My Little Girls Life Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know Its True Mills Brothers - Best Of Mitch Miller - Party Singalong Mitch Miller - Singalong with Mitch Mitch Miller - Memories Nash, Graham and David Crosby - S/T Nat King Cole - Greatest Hits Vol One Natalie Cole - Insperable New Edition - Chrimbus All Over the World New York Dolls - Night of the Living Dolls Nona Hendryx - Transfermation Single O.M.D. - O.M.D. Olivia - Greatest Hits Vol 2 Olivia - Physical Olivia - Totally Hot Pat Benatar - Tropico Pat Benatar - Live From Earth Pat Benatar - Wide Awake in Dream Land Pat Benatar - Get Nervous Pat Benatar - Seven the Hard Way Pat Benatar - In the Heat of the Night Pat Benatar - Precisious Time Pat Benatar - Crimes of Passion Paul and Paula - Sing for Young Lovers Paul and Paula - We Go Together Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl Perry Como - Sings Christmas Music Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator Peter Cetera - Solitude / Soliatre Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive Petere Duchin - At the Saint Regis platters, the - 40 Famous Records Collectors Treasury 3 Propaganda - No Wave 2 Ray Price - The World of Ray Price Ray Price - Burining Memories Ray Price - Greatest Hits Vol 1 Rick Derringer - Live Ricky Lee Jones - S/T Rita Marlee - One Drawer Single Robert Palmer - Clues Roberta Flack - Quiet Fire Robin Trower - Bridges and Sighs Rod Stewart - Out of Order Rod Stewart - A Night on the Town Rod Stewart - Fool Loose and Fancy Free Roger Miller - The Return Of Run DMC - It's Like That Single Seal - The Beginning Seal - Killer Shanana - The Golden Age of Rock n Roll Simple Minds - Themes for Great Cities Slim Whitman - More Than Yesterday Slim Whitman - In Love the Whitman Way Slim Whitman - Just For You Soft Cell - What / Insecure Me Single Soft Cell - The Art of Falling Apart Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret Spandau Ballet - Diamond Stan Ridgway - The Big Heat Stevie Nicks - Belladonna Sugar Hill - The Message Single Super Girls - Super Girls Talking Heads - And She Was Single Tanya Tucker - Changes Teresa Brewers - Greatest Hits The Ames Brothers - All Their Greatest Hits The Babys - Union Jack Five The Bangles - Different Light The Beach Boys - Today The Beach Boys - Surfin USA The Beegees - Greatest The Beegees - Gold Vol One The Carpenters - Song For You The Cars - Heartbeat City The Cars - Candy Oh The Eagles - The Greatest Hits The Eagles - Hotel California The English Beat - Wha'Happen The GoGos - Beauty and the Beat The Good Rats - Rat City and Blue The Good Rats - From Rats to Riches The Good Rats - Tasty The Hicksons - Push Off the Boat The Hicksons - Take It Single The Hicksons - Music to Watch Boys By The Ink Spots - Second Album of Hits The Ink Spots - S/T The Ink Spots - Best Of The Jets - Chrimbus With The Jolston Story - You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet The Jolston Story - The Best Of The Kinks - Sleepwalker The Kinks - Everybody is in Show Biz The Platters - 40 Famous Records Collectors Treasury 1 The Platters - 40 Famous Records Collectors Treasury 2 The Pontiac Brothers - Fiesta En La Biblioteca The Pretenders - Pretenders 2 The Pretenders - Pretenders The Pretenders - Extended Play The Rolling Stones - Love You Live The Searchers - Meet the Searchers The Sos Band - Take Your Time Single The Surpremes - Greatest Hits The Sweet - Sweet Singles Album The The - Uncertain Smile The Trammers - Where the Happy People Go The Undertones - Hypnotized The Ventures - Golden Greats The Village People - Live and Slezy Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Science Single Thompson Twins - In the Name of Love Three Dog Night - Golden Bisquits Tin Tin - Kiss Me Single Todd Rundgren - Something Todd Rundgren - Hermit of Mink Hollow Todd Rundgren - Runt Tom Jones - Ceasers Palace Toni Basil - Word of Mouth Toni Fontante - The Tony Fontane Story Trini Lopez - Greatest Hits Trio - Trio and Error U2 - The Unforgettable Fire UB40 - Little Baggariddim Ultravox - Vienna Ultravox - Rage in Edgn Various Artists - Slaves of New York Various Artists - Cash Cows Various Artists - 2x5 Various Artists - Unreal Various Artists - Funny Feeling Vicki Sue Robinson - Never Gonna Let You Go Vistage - Vistage Vistage - Fade to Grey Single wang chung - Don't Let Go Single Way of the West - Don't Say Thats Just for White Boys Weeks and Co - Rock Your World Single Wham - Young Guns Single Wreckless Eric - Big Smash Yaz - Nobody's Diary State Farm Yaz - Don't Go Yazoo - Situation
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