the only way this makes sense to me...
is if she knew what was in the letter. she must have known what was being asked and was scared of it.
or, just maybe, they didn't know/weren't told that the others would decide how to spend the money and she was told at the last minute and it enraged her.
but I strongly suspect someone told her what was in the letter.
I bet it was education for her kids. loss of power for her.
July 7th, 2007 7:28am
She's going straight to hell, if there is one.
Why the HELL did nobody slap that bitch in the face? Going about like that in front of children.
Uh, she was imbued with the Holy Spirit?
July 7th, 2007 10:29am
That doesn't make her a kung-fu master! Slap the bitch!
Yikes. She didn't seem to trust in God's love and protection very much, did she? Seems pretty scared, angry and paranoid.
And she took money for a gastric bypass? Why didn't she just pray for God to make her skinny?
What TV show was this, by the way? I don't watch "reality" TV.
July 7th, 2007 11:21am
That was awesome comedy.
Did you find that on reddit, I want to see the comments.
Oh, it's Trading Spouses.
Wish I saw the other husband's facial expression when THAT first walked into his house. Can you see someone's heart sinking from the outside?
July 7th, 2007 11:31am
That's ok, I've seen enough of that crazy bitch to last a lifetime.
July 7th, 2007 11:51am
I love her song, darksided of the moon.
son of parnas
July 7th, 2007 11:54am
Bot, that explains a lot.
July 7th, 2007 11:59am
i wish she hadn't taken the money: if the devil offered you 2 years of income (*) for your soul would you take it?
this way she demonstrates rather poor social skills, and she's a hypocrite.
(*) we sorta know money is relative, so $50K to some is quite a bit less than to others.
July 7th, 2007 1:40pm
That's a very scary clip. Despite the comments on that video though, I'll say the obvious - this has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with severe mental illness. She has every symptom of someone who has had a psychotic break with reality. The screeching, the weird faraway look in her eyes. She's not 'of this world' in that video.
July 7th, 2007 1:51pm
That's not to discount the role that some specific church (I am guessing Baptist based on her weight and appearance) had in driving her to madness. Many of those fundamentalist churches are extremely high stress environments with all the threats and screaming by the pastors and imagined 'demons' surrounding them at all times. Someone who is mentally unstable can really get fucked up going to a Baptist church.
July 7th, 2007 1:55pm
Shouldn't "Trading Spouses" be pre-screening these people for mental illness? What if Jesus Lady decided that the other family should be sent to heaven/hell earlier than nature would have allowed? Or something else crazy like that?
July 7th, 2007 1:57pm
> pre-screening these people for mental illness?
I bet they screen out depressed people .. cause you know they don't give a shit and can live anywhere/with anyone for a week.
July 7th, 2007 2:04pm
Wow, I can't believe they brought her back for another show with a different family.
Bot's link is good, not so much hysteria, just her being a spoiled princess:
How does someone that unattractive end up with such an ego?
July 7th, 2007 2:06pm
Oh now, Bot's Shatz link is some kentucky christians (nurse and prison guard) trading places with vegetarian orthodox jews (physicist/professor) who met at MIT.
That's a more interesting show. Less stressful than the other one, that's for sure.
"I like to hunt & coon, but I ain't a redneck, I'm a mountain man."
July 7th, 2007 2:16pm
the Shatz one is interesting. it does dispel the notion of monolithic political 'liberal'.
cause the two MIT educated PhD's, seemingly cosmopolitan with disdain for hunting and a high praise for education, etc, come off as judgmental and illiberal and prissy ('no party for you!').
July 7th, 2007 3:27pm
It's not really true that everyone in the world is either A or not A, where A is some specific set of everything.
Orthodox Judaism is extremely conservative overall. Their anti-hunting stance is a personal choice, although many orthodox Jews find that going vegetarian makes it much easier to stay kosher. This is especially the case for those who do not have two dishwashers, ovens, sets of dishes, and dish cabinets.
What I really want to comment on here though is the fantastic part 9 you just posted.
It is AMAZING how often that conflict comes up, just as described. Fundamentalist Christians who meet Jews always want to talk about Kosher, and it's almost always the case that the Christians give a speech about how the Jews are WRONG to keep kosher because Peter had a 'vision' that Christians can eat anything. Never mind that they aren't REQUIRED to eat anything, they are just allowed to. But fundamentalists will consider you to be a devil worshipper if you do not regularly eat pork 'because god commanded us to eat pork', which is not found any where in the bible.
It's also a universal that in these conversations the Christians will make a speech about how the bible that the Jews use (yes, the Torah, which is written in HEBREW) is an inaccurate one that came from the devil and the ONLY Bible that god accepts is the one he wrote himself, the KING JAMES VERSION OF THE HOLY BIBLE. "That foreign Hebrew crap, that is not the REAL Bible! God wrote the Bible in ENGLISH, learn to speak it, or get out of America!"
July 7th, 2007 6:24pm
Pop quiz time - what was Jesus' ethnicity?
July 7th, 2007 7:53pm
July 7th, 2007 8:32pm
See, the thing is, keeping two separate dishwashers for dairy and non-dairy is silly. In spite of modern attempts to argue to the contrary, religious beliefs don't excuse silly behaviour. Silly is silly, regardardless of the underlying motivation.
July 7th, 2007 9:43pm
Token: The Jewish lady got a bit pwned in that clip. She basically had to say that the believed the Bible plus "an oral tradition" and when questioned whether the oral tradition was 'the word of God' she bleated out an unconvincing 'Yes'. Had the Pentecostal grandma been a better debater she would have delivered the coup de grace right there (or perhaps she realized she didn't need to go further in the pwning).
Also the Jewish lady basically said, 'Na, na, my religion is older than your religion. Your ancestors were pagans worshiping idols left and right when mine were, you know, following the true path of our Y----, sacrificing goats and sheep at the Temple.'
There was also something really scivvy that what both women agreed on is that they should go their separate ways: they'd be horrified if their children married the other's. Once they agreed not to "taint" the blood and tradition lines, they seemed to get along much better (note the unintentionally ironic music as well).
July 7th, 2007 9:44pm