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The Great 38 Rewatch #RedVelvetCupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Fetishes and Murder:              Who Could Ask For Anything More?

(Editor’s note: I love red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing.  There I said it.  I can completely understand Rigsby’s temptation and would probably have wanted to grab one for myself.  Ahh!  That confession felt good.)

This delightful confection is the current selection of the Great 38 Rewatch.  It has a very interesting case, wonderful repartee, and an interesting ending.   John O'Hurley, Molly Hagan, and Patrick Fischler guest star and they are truly wonderful. 

However, instead of my going through all the plot details, I think I’ll just wet your appetite with a few of my favorite lines and exchanges.

Jane: I want to understand the relationship and the bedroom says a lot.

Lisbon: Jane, I need you. //  Jane: It’s nice to be needed.  Anything for you, Lisbon.

Jane: It’s alright, Lisbon.  We all have our guilty pleasures.

Lisbon: Oh, we’re not a couple. Please. //  Jane: What she means is that ours is more of a platonic love.

Rigsby: These are gold.  I don’t know how sexy they are. //  Cho: They’re not sexy and they’re beige.

Jane: Women love a strong man.

Jane: There’s definitely something out there for you, that flips your switch.  Like turtlenecks? //  Lisbon: You’re right.  It’s inappropriate.

I hope you can join us today, Tuesday February 28th, to live tweet as we rewatch #RedVelvetCupcakes.  We will begin at 5pm EST USA.  I’m sure it will be a lot of fun.  If you can’t join us, as always, I hope you’ll have your own rewatch and share your thoughts with others.

Cheers!
tivarocks!

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The Rigsby Coil Gun,

Invented by a Texas man named Virgil Rigsby in 1934, the Rigsby Coil Gun was a machine that was unique in that it used electromagnets as its source of ignition. A coil gun, also known as a Gauss gun, does not use an expanding gas propellant such as gunpowder. Rather the projectile is propelled down the barrel using a series of electromagnets which, if timed right, will pull the projectile down through the barrel and out of the bore at high velocity..

The Rigsby Coil Gun fired at a rate of 150 rounds per minute with little sound or recoil. It was featured in a 1936 edition of Popular Mechanics but other than that saw little use of exposure.  The military was uninterested in the design because it was large, delicate, and required massive amounts of power to operate.

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