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The Maury Cycle

I wrote this on January 20, 2009. Eleven years later, nothing has changed. A day off from work has allowed me to do something I have not done in a few years: watch "the Maury Povich Show."  Although it has been a few years since I have watched it, the episode sure seemed a lot like every episode I have ever watched of this show: 1. Woman A says that Man A is father of her child, but Man A denies it. 2. Mother of Woman A yells profanities at Man A and everyone applauds. 3. Woman A then yells, "Yeah, you tell 'em, mamma!  Tell 'em!" and then Man A pushes Mother of Woman A. 4. Maury pretends to be disturbed by this, saying, "Now, we are not here to fight and yell," even though he knows that the show would be one minute long without all of this drama. 5. A string of double-negatives are yelled back and forth among Man A, Woman A and Mother of Woman A, such as "You ain't got no business not no taking care of no daughter."  I shou