What Would You REALLY Do?

What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

What would you do, if, while eating at a restaurant, you overheard a waiter ask a family to leave because instead of having a father and mother the two children had two lesbian mothers?

This is one of the questions that the most recent episode of “What Would You Do?”, the ABC News social experiment, tried to answer. And it turns out the answer, except in two extraordinary cases, was nothing. The average person would do nothing if they saw a family consisting of two lesbian mothers discriminated against, mostly because they didn’t think it was “their place” or didn’t want “to get involved.”

What if we changed things up? What if the family, instead of two lesbian mothers, had two gay fathers? Nothing changed, over a hundred people over the two day filming period watched and did nothing as the family was turned away because of the sexual orientation of the parents. Now what happened when the little girl in the family began to cry, even reaching out to people at other tables for help? Still nothing.

Many people feel that in a situation like this that they have no right to intervene or meddle in the lives of others, even if the people in question need their help. Let’s turn the tables and say that the situation is potentially life threatening. What if two airline pilots, who comment that they have just more than an hour before they have to fly a plane, are sitting at the bar next to you taking shots? What would you do?

It turns out that the answer is even less nothing than before. Less people tried to intervene or do anything, even when they thought the pilots were leaving the bar to go fly a plane. Why would people do less, even when people’s lives are on the line?

It’s easy to say you would intervene in a situation like these, but ask yourself the question, if all those people did nothing, what would you really do?

Alternative Endings for Dollhouse Epitaph Two: Return

As a loving tribute to the last scene between Echo and Paul in the Dollhouse series finale… I spoofed it.

Caprica: Gravedancing

Caprica continues to go be up and down for me. The latest episode, Gravedancing, felt like a plot roller coaster. Some plots accelerated and some slowed down, but overall this was a better episode then we’ve seen since the pilot.

Agent Duram , Sister Clarice and The Soldiers of the One

After an empty cafe was bombed during the night, Agent Duram believes the STO is trying to terrorize the public, but his superior believes it’s the work of copycats because no one was hurt. Agent Duram doesn’t want to wait and see however and has already acquired the warrants to search Zoe’s home and school locker (and everyone else’s locker for that matter) for anything that might connect her to the STO.

ClariceMeanwhile, Clarice is seen waking up in a big bed with Nestor, Olaf Willow and another women. But right as some morning quad-nookie was about to ensue Clarice gets a phone call that visibly upsets her. She is next seen walking briskly through morning pedestrians until she bumps into a man who covertly hands her an e-sheet, which she uses to send an email warning some of her students of the Global Defense Department’s impending search.

Keon and several other students who are members of the STO get the message and remove incriminating evidence from their lockers right as the GDD arrives. The GDD opens all the lockers and search them as the press snap pictures.

Some time later, Sister Clarice tells the kids she is sorry for what happened, tells them to go home, and then breaks down in the hallway where the lockers are located.

But the GDD doesn’t stop at the school and they barge into the Graystone’s home unannounced while Daniel isn’t there. Amanda is appalled and Agent Duram tells the press they have to stay outside. Agent Duram gives Amanda the warrant and tells her it only covers the living area of the house, and that they are looking for evidence of who convinced Zoe to join a terrorist organization.

The GDD finds the Infinity pendant that Amanda had in Zoe’s room but Amanda tells them that she put it there. When Amanda asks Agent Duram if he lost anyone in the attack, he responds that he lost everyone in the attack and that if he has to tear down Zoe’s life to find answers then he will.

Both searches turned up nothing but he tells his superior that he thinks the Graystones and the school kids hid all the incriminating evident, even though he thinks Agent Duram is being over zealous his superior gives Agent Duram clearance to read the student’s e-sheets and phone records. Later, Agent Duram is seen lashing out at Agent Youngblood for letting Ben Stark go and they both agree that whoever it is that is converting kids to killers must be stopped.

Meanwhile, Lacy tries to talk to Keon, who says he can’t be seen with her. Keon solidifies that Ben was acting on his own and after getting Keon’s trust by helping him fix a motorcycle he tells Lacy that he will set up a meeting with a guy named Barnabus to her her get to Gemenon.

Zoe and Philomon Dance

Cylon Dancing

Zoe 2.0 (aka the U-87) logs in to the V-Club, but she is disconnected by Philomon wanting to tinker with the machine. Philomon marvels at the U-87 before running diagnostic tests on it. This leads to Philomon dancing with the robot while Zoe plays along.

The Adama Family

Ruth knows that Willie didn’t go to school but doesn’t punish him after he lies and says that he was with Sam Adama. Ruth appears to accept this because whenever Joseph has been home recently he has been angry and he shouldn’t be angry the little time that he is with Willie. Ruth asks Willie want he wants to be know, not when he grows up, and he says that he wants to work in the pyramid locker room where some other students work, but that he doesn’t think he could because he believes Joseph doesn’t like Daniel Graystone anymore. Ruth tells Willie that his uncle Sam has his way of working things out.

Meanwhile, Sam is posted outside the Graystone mansion, watching their every move. Sam keeps getting calls from Joseph asking if Sam has killed Amanda yet and it is clear Joseph is debating whether to allow Sam to do it.

Later Ruth reveals that Joseph took away all of Willie’s electronics and that Ruth has given him jacks made from the bones of chicken’s feet. Joseph and Ruth see a promo for Daniels appearance of Baxter Sarno’s TV show, Backtalk with Baxter Sarno, and Joseph tells Ruth that things will be taken care of. Ruth is glad to hear that Joseph is going to even the score saying that the dead don’t die until their death is avenged.

Backtalk with Baxter Sarno

Later as the Graystones are on Baxter Sarno’s show, Ruth watches and says that she could kill Amanda Graystone and sleep well after wards and Joseph is wondering why Amanda is on stage and not dead. Not to worry, since Sam is on set and has a stage pass thanks to a Tauran stage hand. Later, Joseph tries to stop the hit but isn’t getting an answer from Sam, when Ruth overhears Joseph calling Sam she isn’t amused that Joseph no longer wants to go through with it.

The Graystones versus Society

Daniel is prepping for his appearance on Backtalk with Baxter Sarno with Pryah and Cyrus, but Amanda is not amused. Daniel says that if it weren’t for her impromptu television appearance he wouldn’t have to have one of his own and that he doesn’t want to drag Zoe’s name through the mud any more then Amanda does. Pyrah and Cyrus give Daniel talking points to use during the show, but Baxter Sarno is on a mission to embarrass him in front of the entire population of Caprica. Amanda shows up unannounced and is watching from backstage, but Sarno’s constant gravedancing when it comes to Zoe prompts her to walk out on stage as well.

Amanda says that Sarno and her husband are wrong when it comes to Zoe and that she wasn’t crazy, just angry like every other teenage girl. Sarno then tried to say that Zoe was “morally blank” but Daniel counters that Zoe would have agreed that the Virtual world is not a good place for teenagers.

After making his peace, Daniel lets slip that he created an avatar of Zoe to try to figure out her motives as to why she did what she did. Sarno thinks that they are back to square one with technology being the problem which prompts a maybe answer from Daniel who declares to the world wide audience that the Graystones’ company will no longer make a profit from V-World licensing and holobands to try to prevent people from hacking the system to create morally challenged places and to stop the STO from using the virtual world as a recruiting tool.

Sam Adama

After the show Sam approaches Amanda and tells her that he is a driver for Baxter and offers to take her home, she accepts and on the way home Amanda asks about Sam’s tattoos. The conversation turns from tattoos to the fact that Amanda notices that Sam is not driving her home. He says that there was a wreck and that his is taking a short cut through little Tauron. Sam then mentions Shannon and Tamara’s deaths in the train bombing and mentions balancing things out. Amanda is clearly afraid of the way Sam talks about the bombing.

Caprica

I just can’t wait for Caprica to start, hopefully Zoe Graystone can hold me over.

40 Things That Only Happen In Movies

Did you ever notice that certain things happen in the movies but unfortunately never happen in real life? These are some of these things.

  1. It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting, even when your visiting large corporate buildings or popular night clubs.
  2. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a note. Just grab one out at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare, even if you only end up handing them a $1 bill.
  3. Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at the precise moment it’s aired.
  4. Creepy music or satanic chanting, coming from a graveyard should always be closely investigated.
  5. Any lock can be picked with a credit card or paperclip in seconds. UNLESS it’s the door to a burning building with a child or hot chick inside.
  6. If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps and start dancing along, almost as if in a Michael Jackson music video.
  7. All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red digital displays so you know exactly when they are going to explode.
  8. Should you wish to pass yourself off as a German officer, it will not be necessary to learn to speak German. Simply speaking English with a German accent will do. Similarly, when they are alone, all German soldiers prefer to speak English to each other.
  9. Once applied, lipstick will never rub off. Even while scuba diving or being shot at.
  10. The Eiffel Tower can be seen from any window of any building in Paris even from the Eiffel Tower.
  11. Any police officer about to retire from the force will more often than not die on their last day especially if their family have planned a party. (Also: Detectives can only solve a case after they have been suspended from duty).
  12. Getaway cars never start first go. But all cop cars do. They will also slide to a dramatic stop in the midst of a dramatic chase scene.
  13. If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises wearing their most revealing underwear or lingerie.
  14. On a police stake-out, the action will only ever take place when food is being consumed and scalding hot coffees are perched precariously on the dashboard…
  15. All grocery shopping involves the purchase of French loaves which will be placed in open brown paper bags and when those bags split open, only fruit will fall out.
  16. Cars never need fuel unless they’re involved in a high speed chase.
  17. If you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your opponents will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around you in a threatening manner until you have defeated their predecessor.
  18. If a microphone is turned on it will immediately feedback.
  19. Guns are like disposable razors or used condoms. If you run out of bullets, just throw the gun away, you will always find another one.
  20. All single women have a cat.
  21. Cars will explode instantly when struck by a single bullet.
  22. No matter how savagely a spaceship is attacked, its internal gravity system is never damaged.
  23. If being chased through a city you can usually take cover in a passing St Patrick’s Day parade no matter what time of year.
  24. The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. Nobody will ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the building undetected.
  25. You will survive any battle in any war UNLESS you show someone a picture of your sweetheart back home.
  26. Prostitutes always have expensive clothes and nice apartments but never seam to have any pimps. They are also friendly with the shopkeepers in their neighborhood who don’t mind at all what (Who) the girl does for a living.
  27. A single match is usually sufficient to light up a room the size of a football stadium even when no flammable material seams to be present.
  28. It is not necessary to say “Hello” or “Goodbye” when beginning a telephone conversation. A disconnected call can always be restored by frantically beating the cradle and saying “Hello? Hello?” repeatedly.
  29. One man shooting at 20 men has a better chance of killing them all than 20 men firing at once especially when the one man is Sylvester Stallone.
  30. When you turn out the light to go to bed, everything in you room will still be visible, just slightly blue or grey tinged.
  31. Nerdy or even ugly girls can become movie star pretty simply by removing their glasses and rearranging their hair.
  32. Rather than wasting bullets, megalomaniacs prefer to kill their enemies with complicated devices incorporating fuses, pulleys, deadly gases, lasers and man-eating sharks.
  33. All beds have special L-shaped sheets that reach to armpit level on a woman but only up to the waist of the man lying beside her.
  34. Anyone can land a 747 as long as there is someone in the control tower to talk you down.
  35. During all police investigations it will be necessary to visit a strip club (or casino) at least once.
  36. You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.
  37. Most musical instruments can be played without moving your fingers.
  38. In America Suburbs the girl that moves in next door will almost definitely do naughty things with one other person in the neighborhood.
  39. All teen house parties have one of every stereotypical subculture present, even people who aren’t liked and would never get invited to parties.
  40. If you are Samuel L. Jackson your will certainly call someone a “Motherfucker” during the course of the movie.

Come up with anything else we didn’t find? Post it in the comments!