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Big Bang Theory: The Bakersfield Expedition 1/10/13 SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013 #81 of 182
    Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here...

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    This was the absolute best episode of Big Bang Theory I have ever seen and probably one of the top sitcom episodes ever irrespective of series.

    The girls stole the show but I was really astonished at how much Sheldon looked like Brent Spiner in his Data costume (though Leonard's Picard got me to do a double-take as well).

    The GPS sections were eerie as it was word-for-word a rehashing of Spouse's road trip commentary. The only part that was different was the part where the GPS was hacked so IT was giving the factoids instead of them coming directly from the person who knew them.

    I have one question: is Stuart gay? I started watching this season and thought that he was based on a few things (included an extended will he/won't he with Raj) but I recently set up our TiVo to catch the syndicated episodes and he was dating Penny in a couple of them, so now I'm not sure what to think. Anyways, his ready agreement that Thor is hot made me think that I wasn't mistaken in my initial impression.
     
  2. Jan 12, 2013 #82 of 182
    Hank

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    I think they're casting Raj and Stuart as "undecided".

    :)
     
  3. Jan 12, 2013 #83 of 182
    LoadStar

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    There are four:
    Dover, Delaware
    Pierre, South Dakota
    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Juneau, Alaska

    The fifth, Carson City, Nevada, is now served by I-580, which now terminates in the eastern half of the city.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2013 #84 of 182
    weaver

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    So the Interstate system serves Hawaii? That must be a hell of a bridge.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2013 #85 of 182
    MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

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    That Interstate was completed in 2009, so it isn't a recent change.

    Juneau is almost on an Interstate in an interesting way. There are no roads to Juneau, but it is on a Federal Highway system, the Alaska Marine Highway, which is a ferry system running from Bellingham up the Inside Passage to various parts of Alaska.

    I thought for a bit that Sheldon was wrong due to that, but dug a bit deeper and found out it wasn't designated as an Interstate.
     
  6. Jan 12, 2013 #86 of 182
    JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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  7. Jan 12, 2013 #87 of 182
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Oddly enough, it does (no bridge, though).

    Remember, the putative purpose of the Interstate system was defense. Part of the original system is three highways connecting military bases on Oahu.
     
  8. Jan 12, 2013 #88 of 182
    TonyD79

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    Yes, interstates don't have to cross a state line.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2013 #89 of 182
    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    It doesn't have to be one or the other, you know. ;)
     
  10. Jan 12, 2013 #90 of 182
    Marc

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    I would have thought that interstate highway would, while intrastate highway wouldn't.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2013 #91 of 182
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Depends on if it's an ((Interstate Highway) System), or an (Interstate (Highway System)).
     
  12. Jan 12, 2013 #92 of 182
    thebigmo

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    The system is interstate while some of the individual highways aren't.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2013 #93 of 182
    Hank

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    Just in case anyone hasn't seen this before:

    [​IMG]

    And there's a similar one he did for Canada, but his site is down for now.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2013 #94 of 182
    TonyD79

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    Nice but missing an interstate I use a lot I-99, which does not cross a state line or fit within the west to east numbering system.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2013 #95 of 182
    BrettStah

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    The graphic says "simplified". I think it's missing a lot of the shorter interstates... Especially the ones that don't connect at least two states.

    I-99 doesn't go north-to-south? An odd number like that should (generally) go north/south, not east to west.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2013 #96 of 182
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I think Tony is confusing his interstate rules...I-99 does go N-S, as it should...but it doesn't fit into the numerical-order scheme.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2013 #97 of 182
    Cearbhaill

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    Are those supposed to be capitals?
    Because Lexington is not the capital of Kentucky :mad: and various other mistakes.

    Or has our tangent even gone off topic?? ;)
     
  18. Jan 13, 2013 #98 of 182
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I am amused that Wisconsin isn't even on the map. Which is no doubt because it only shows intersections...but they left off the part of I-94 that goes from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and intersects with 90 in Wisconsin (but not at a city, and then it splits again at Madison).

    Well, they'll always have the Wild Card... :D

    Is 90-94 the only interstate interchange that isn't in or near a city?
     
  19. Jan 13, 2013 #99 of 182
    LoadStar

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    Nope... just a quick check shows the I-10/I-20 interchange in Texas is literally in the middle of nowhere. The I-70/I-15 interchange in Utah is stuffed between a national forest and a crater. I could probably find others, but I got bored. :)
     
  20. midas

    midas I heard that

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    90 and 94 not only intersect, but merge, in Chicago.
     

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