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[S7E11] Sleep Cycle

Mordecai and Rigby decide to start their weekend by watching, "Morales and MacCreedy" movie marathons from 11 at night to 7 in the morning on TV28. After watching all three nights of the marathon, Mordecai and Rigby head upstairs to get sleep, but it turns out to be morning already and Benson takes them to the morning meeting. They however are unable to stay awake and pass out on the porch, until Benson finds them at 6 pm, furious for not completing their chores. They try to sleep, but are unable to do so as they already slept throughout the day. The next day is similar, with them unable to stay awake even with the help of coffee. Muscle Man hooks them up with some strong coffee but this results in them having an energy rush and are thus unable to fall asleep at night. They go to Skips for help, who in turn goes to Gary. Gary takes them to some place where the two can fix their sleep cycles. Over there, Rigby mocks an owl called KoKo because of his seemingly funny name, angering him in the process. To fix their sleep cycles, they must engage in a race along a track filled with traps, culminating in them catching the sun if they want to fix themselves, else they will remain a night owl for the rest of their lives. When they start racing, some powerups help them cross obstacles, however KoKo throws in a bomb to exact revenge on them for mocking his name. Mordecai however is able to save Rigby and complete the race, finally fixing their sleep cycles. They go back home and see that the new season of Morales and MacCreedy, this time starring their kid, is starting, to which they proclaim "All Nighter!" once again. However, Skips, not wanting the events of the episode to repeat, smashes the TV and yells at Mordecai and Rigby to go to sleep.

[S7E11] Sleep Cycle

Realistically that doesn't make much sense, but the show might not have been worried about that. So the assumption is that Bellamy was lost, and he needed to find some hope that he would get out of this never-ending cycle.

The 100 needs to pick a speed. There are only so many times, various groups of people have the same conversations. From Indra and Gaia talking about faith to Gabriel talking about false gods to Bellamy calling out the cult culture.Or the way that Cadogan and Gabriel talked about feelings was the same thing that Anders explains to Echo, Hope, Octavia, and Diyoza. That again comes back with the Conductor and Bellamy, the same conversation over and over again.The same topics keep getting covered; it is just different characters repeating the same words. Unless there is a point that the show wants to get across, it feels like a never-ending cycle of trying to show that The 100 has deep and meaningful conversations without actually having them.Faith. Belief systems. Survival. Doing better. Cult or no cult. Having feelings. Acceptable losses. All of this is like chewing the same gum, hoping to get a different flavor.

Charlie finds himself with insomnia, and is given prescription marijuana by his pharmacist (Martin Mull) to help him sleep. After smoking it with Berta, Charlie has disturbing visions of women from his past. Alan and Jake have a road trip to Sacramento to pick up a valuable antique grandfather clock left to Alan by Judith's recently deceased grandfather. While riding home in the car, the clock falls out the back of Alan's station wagon and smashes into pieces, making his and Jake's trip futile. ZZ Top guest star as themselves.

Plot: A newborn baby is in deep distress and nothing the neonatal intensive care unit does seems to help. However, when the baby's health cycles from better to worse, the team starts to realize that the real problem may be elsewhere. Meanwhile, House's first attempt to babysit Rachel Cuddy turns into a disaster when it appears that his negligence places Rachel's health at risk, and he must monitor her constantly to insure Cuddy doesn't find out about it. The hunt for Thirteen's replacement continues with House rejecting Foreman's choice out of hand just to make sure Foreman's authority is only illusory. When the task of hiring a replacement falls to Taub, he tries to manipulate the master manipulator to try to convince House it was his idea to hire a new pediatrician.

In 2014, Kai returned home after getting a degree in religious studies. He claimed to Beverly that he was in the army and served a tour in Iraq, well as graduated from Yale with a double degree in poll sci and feminist studies. His father was a lawyer who was injured in a motorcycle accident and was paralyzed from the waist down. This caused him to abuse his wife and accuse her of an affair. He is also seen verbally abusing Kai. He spent of his time there alone, lurking on website such as r/RedPill on his laptop.

"I was first struck by the absence of time, having depended on it so completely as a measure of my self and my life; moving backwards into the perpetual night it consumes purpose, indeed, all passion and will. I come to you, old friend, with the dull clarity of the dead not to beckon you, but to feel the fire and intensity that still live in you; and the heavy weight of your burdens which I had once borne. There is truth you know, friend, if that's all you seek, but there's no justice or judgment without which truth is a vast...dead...hollow. Go back. Do not look into the abyss or let the abyss look into you; awaken the sleep of reason and fight the monsters within and without."

"Two men - young, idealistic, the fine product of a generation hardened by world war. Two fathers, whose paths would converge in a new battle, an invisible war between a silent enemy and a sleeping giant, on a scale to dwarf all historical conflicts. A 50 years war, its killing fields lying in wait for the inevitable global holocaust. Theirs was the dawn of armageddon. And while the world was unaware, unwitting spectators to the hurly-burly of the decades-long struggle between heaven and earth, there were those who prepared for the end, who measured the size and power of the enemy and faced the choices - stand and fight or bow to the will of a fearsome enemy. Or surrender, to yield and collaborate, to save themselves and stay their enemy's hand. Men who believed that victory was the absence of defeat and survival of the ultimate ideology, no matter what the sacrifice."

"From space it seems an abstraction, a magician's trick on a darkened stage. And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive. It first appeared in the sea almost 4 billion years ago in the form of single-celled life. In an explosion of life spanning millions of years, nature's first multi-cellular organisms began to multiply, and then it stopped. 440 million years ago a great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet leaving the vast oceans decimated and empty. Slowly plants began to evolve, then insects, only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the Earth. The cycle repeated again and again, reptiles emerging independent of the sea, only to be killed off. Then dinosaurs struggling to life along with the first birds, fish and flowering plants, their decimation Earth's fourth and fifth great extinctions. Only a hundred-thousand years ago homo sapiens appear, man. From cave paintings to the Bible, to Columbus and Apollo 11 we have been a tireless force upon the Earth, and off. Cataloging the natural world as it unfolds to us. Rising to a world population of over 5 billion people, all descended from that single cell, that first spark of life. But for all our knowledge, what no one can say for certain, is what or who ignited that original spark. Is there a plan, a purpose, or reason to our existence? Will we pass as those before us into oblivion, into the sixth extinction that scientists warn is already in progress? Or will the mystery be revealed through a sign, a symbol... a revelation.

Google any of the innumerable lines of suave salesmanship intoned by Don Draper over Mad Men's ninety-two hours, and you'll find them recycled into career-lesson listicles on LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter, an unsurprising afterlife since those scenes of seal-the-deal philosophizing were as much self-help as sales pitch: "You are the product. You feel something. That's what sells"; or, "Success comes from standing out. Not fitting in."1 Such ad-man kōans circulate bereft of context in low-end managerial discourse promising to help readers shine amid competitive white-collar labor markets.2 We may begin untangling the ideological web connecting those managerial discourses, labor markets, and the rise of prestige dramas like Mad Men by tugging on the thread of another of Don's pitch-proverbs: "Change is neither good or bad; it simply is. It can be greeted with terror or joy. A tantrum that says, 'I want it the way it was,' or a dance that says 'Look, something new.'"3

This garage topos constitutes a genre of capitalist folklore where cooperation, creativity, and capitalization are merged, fortunes are built, and the world is changed. It's a testing ground for auteur entrepreneurship. The dominance of the garage startup topos sidelines aspects of the tech revolution that do not fit the connectionist narrative.76 In this respect, the garage functions as an ideological myth, a tech equivalent to the Jeffersonian farm. It's the seat of private male invention, where white men's gumption, tinkerer's know-how, and undomesticated play somehow alchemically transmute into profit and global transformation. Halt indulges this myth in its pilot, though not uncritically. Returning to find Gordon and Joe sleeping off their clandestine crime, Donna chides Gordon for lying and risking his job security reliving old dreams: "I guess I never had the burden of believing that I was some misunderstood genius."77 Gordon, it's clear, is not a misunderstood genius; he's an IP pirate, a plagiarist like Joe. His garage, like many before it, is a site of imitation as much as invention. As Halt progresses, it sidelines Joe and Gordon and the forms of grandiosity they represent. Their copycat Cardiff Giant is itself copied and made profitable only after Gordon destroys Cameron's innovative but memory-hungry BIOS. This betrayal moves Cameron to team with Donna and create a new venture, Mutiny, a gaming start-up and online community that serves as a punk negation of both Joe's duplicitous commercialization and Gordon's suburban romance of garage-bound invention. 041b061a72


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