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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Behind the Music - TV Shows
I really enjoyed BTM when they focused on established stars such as Weird Al, Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, and Meatloaf. I even enjoyed Ozzy (it was before the whole Osborne reality show exploitation). But then they started focusing on rising stars and flavors of the month, I lost interest. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 4, 2009, 9:09 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Swanpride- then I guess we can be in 100% agreement- Im ecstatic the Olympics are not here as well as that we dont have socialized health care over here, and if you are already in Europe- then you must be happy as well with the situation with you ahveing socialized meds and the Olympics not coming to the US. Could any argument be better resolved than everyone getting what they wanted? And we have a BTF memebr from Europe- awesome. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 4, 2009, 6:59 am

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Disney never knows when to quit on their movies. They just make sequels and terrible cartoons. Disney, YOUR MOVIES ARE STANDALONE ONLY! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 3, 2009, 4:02 pm

Behind the Music - TV Shows
Chubby Rain, I couldn't have summed it up better myself. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 3, 2009, 4:00 pm

Boston Public - TV Shows
You have to wonder whether this much drama really happens in a public school. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 3, 2009, 3:59 pm

Northern Exposure - TV Shows
This show was one of the most original one on TV. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 3, 2009, 3:43 pm

Penguins of Madagascar, The - TV Shows
This is, plain and simple, the show that killed Nickelodeon. Nick, HOW COULD YOU??? To me, the show is not funny AT ALL (I do remember watching only like 5 minutes out of an episode, but still), it is MOVIE BASED (problem 1, make the Nicktoon BEFORE the movie/video game (same for Back at the Barnyard & Tak), and problem 2, Nicktoons and movie-based shows on Nick AREN'T THE SAME ANYWAY) & WORST OF ALL, THE SHOW BEARS NO ORIGINALITY WHATSOEVER!! (haven't we exhausted talking animals in movies/shows to the point of total lack of hilarity anyways?) Overall, this show is so stupid, a caveman could watch it. -- Submitted By: (Idontlikefails) on October 3, 2009, 2:22 pm

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
Honestly, I used to like the show, but now, it's just the kind of show that doesn't deserve it's popularity (seriously, you can make a Spongebob ANYTHING nowadays) and should've been canceled by now, but somehow still airs. Ever since the movie, the show itself has become a mere excuse for Nickelodeon to be able to air the same show every other hour. Spongebob is now a complete idiot (and is sounding worse than Fred of YouTube fame), Patrick's head is now completely EMPTY, Krabs now wouldn't throw out a penny TO SAVE HIS LIFE, and all other characters (Sandy, Squidward, etc.) have almost completely had their personalities enforced LIKE IT WAS THE LAW (basically following suit). Also, the show has fallen into the same "guest star" gimmick that plagues both Nick AND Disney to this day. Bottom line, if I wanted to watch any show similar to this, i'd watch Chowder or Flapjack. -- Submitted By: (Idontlikefails) on October 3, 2009, 2:10 pm

Chuck Norris - Celebrities
Say what you will about "Walker: Texas Ranger". But it's hard for me to dislike him. Too dang nice. I think I believe people when they say he can save the world and cure cancer. lol. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 3, 2009, 1:05 pm

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
I've never heard of anyone, even stay-at-home moms or senior citizens (the most targeted), ever tell me they get excited when someone out of the blue calls them giving them an opportunity to buy a product or purchase a service. Nor get especially excited when it's a recording of one. The public pretty much gives the message - DO NOT CALL. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 3, 2009, 12:33 pm

Hooters (restaurant) - Random Topics
I've heard about the bad wings at the one in my area. But even with that, I'm like -- ok, I can take it or leave it. But when it was placed in a Syracuse, NY mall's food court right next to an arcade, that was a bonefishing moment! Understandably it got town protest but went up anyway. Thankfully it closed down a year or so ago. A bonefish franchise indeed for poor taste in proximity (and according to some people, poor taste literally). -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 3, 2009, 12:23 pm

Madonna - Music Groups
It's hard for me to pick between Reverse Boned (1998) and Never Boned. There was definitely a boning turn in the early 90's with her sexual obsession. After "Like a Prayer" and "Cherish", she went into some erotic realms I could not undersetand. The only good thing that came out of it was Madonna's Saturday Night Live appearance with the Wayne's World skit. ("Is that Prince?" still makes me laugh to this day) '98 saw her back to her normal/Broadway phase and winded up being better for it. She doesn't really have album hits like the 80's anymore, but there's still singles that come up that proves she still rocks ("4 Minutes" being the latest for me). -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 3, 2009, 11:48 am

Woody Allen - Celebrities
In spite of his own at best questionable dealings re Mia Farrow's family,he was amongst the movie set who signed the petition protesting the recent arrest of Roman Polanski. Mr Polanski was SAME individual who pled guilty to having sex with a minor ( a girl of 13 years old- who prosecutors believe had been given a Quaalude prior to him having his way with her despite her saying no)- and who then flew out of the US to avoid prosecution then lived the high life for 30 years. NOW will others join me in boycotting BOTH their productions instead of considering them to be elite artists whose work must be worshipped without the slightest regard to the human wreckage they've reaped?! I haven't bothered to see one work of Mr. Allen's since what happened with Mia Farrow's family (and frankly don't miss them) and have NEVER seen a Polanski film made since that crime had been committed. I don't give my hardearned monies to those who I know treated children like that! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 3, 2009, 11:47 am

Censorship - Random Topics
Censorship seems like a good idea at first. Keeping TV shows, games etc from showing things that might be disgusting or offensive, keeping people and characters from saying things most would consider offensive and other things. The problem is just what one deems offensive. There in lies the problem. Often, you have one group of people applying *their* sensibilities to the other. How often do we try to protect children in particular from bad words, violence and especially nudity? I know the censors are trying to save the younger generations from bad influences. Their hearts are in the right place. However, they forget that kids have different sensibilities not just because they're kids but because they're part of a different generation. Things that bother the censors now might not have bothered them when they were kids or it might not bother modern kids. Personally, I think that there should be at least some basic standards so things don't get out of hand. However, it should be up to the parents to decide whether or not a game, show or movie is acceptable for their kids to watch. Whatever happened to parents watching these shows and movies and playing the games (okay, maybe not games as they're somewhat more recent) before letting the kids do the same, then making a decision whether or not they feel those things are acceptable for the kids to experience? Oh yes, don't even get me started on how open censors seem to be with violence but not nudity/sex. How is the act that ends life someone more acceptable for us to see then the act that creates it? -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on October 3, 2009, 10:42 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Yeah it would be great if everyone got the health care they needed. But what with the health care legislation currently floating around out there, if any of it is put into law, no one will get the health care they need. Only the health care the state will allow. Sure, they will all have insurance (in some plans people will be forced to buy insurance), but having insurance, and getting all the health care you need are and can be two different things. Just like all other countries, there will be rationing, waiting lines, and budget cutting. There isnt a country or state on earth, not even yours swampride, where people get all the health care they need. You'll find that out once you fall really ill (god forbid). -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on October 3, 2009, 8:10 am

Gilligan's Island - TV Shows
I love Mary Ann's butt. Especially in the third season. -- Submitted By: (Bugman) on October 3, 2009, 5:34 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
@Chubby Rain Ever seen the movie Johnny Q? This isn't about helping freeloaders...everyone with half a mind can see that your recent health care system needs to redone, and I think it is great that Obama has the guts to try to do something. When he first got elected I thought: What a poser, but I guess, he is better than the alternative. But he really tries to change something, even if he makes unpopular decisions. It is to early to get exited, but I will wait at least four years before I condemn him. And no, I won't go to Europe...because I already live in Europe (it is really nice that you didn't notice that I am not a native speaker). And I tell you, we have a great laugh over here about the fuss you are making because of this health care programm. And another laught about the Chicago-incident. I can't believe that America really expected to have a chance after the catastrophe that was Atlanta (and I don't mean the bombs). -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on October 3, 2009, 2:43 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Also what a victory for the tax paying citizens of Chicago that the Olympics ARE NOT going to held there. I cannot imagine the graft and cronyism that would have gone on when Obama was allowed to funnel that much pork and waste into that corrupt city to pay back the crooked political machine that he owes all his success to. To a lesser extent the US citizen who would have probably been footing the bill as well when our international experiment in the Chicago Daley Olympics ran Billions over budget. Thank you Olympic Committee and may this crooked, corrupt money sucking event never darken our Country again!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 3, 2009, 12:58 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Swanpride- Show me the successful government run program that wasnt poorly run, over regulated, and ran way over cost and I'll get excited about government run healthcare. What's wrong with everyone getting health care run by Uncle Sam-? The answer is that I'd like to be able to keep my money and take care of myself- not the freeloaders, illegals and scam artists that will run the totals up sky high while the liberals force me to pay for it. If you dont like this and want universal health care- please move to Europe! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 3, 2009, 12:54 am

Star Blazers - TV Shows
Ugh. OK, in addition to the new anime they are making a live action version in Japan for next year. They got one of the guys from boy-band SMAP to play the lead. But worse, they "Starbucked" a bunch of the characters into females, including the alcoholic old doctor. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on October 3, 2009, 12:20 am

Sims, The - Random Topics
I still enjoy the Sims 2 now and then, but the Sims 3 is a massive disappointment. -- Submitted By: (InsanityPrelude) on October 2, 2009, 7:02 pm

Starbucks Coffee - Random Topics
I have to admit though, Passion Tazo tea goes really nicely with lemonade. -- Submitted By: (InsanityPrelude) on October 2, 2009, 7:00 pm

Ice Cream - Random Topics
What's wrong with mint chocolate chip? Mint and chocolate go wonderfully together! -- Submitted By: (InsanityPrelude) on October 2, 2009, 6:59 pm

Reality Television - Random Topics
Real World was a neat concept when it debuted. Granted the vapid squabbles and such began from the first season of this show, but it still caught your attention to the experiment and how people would fare in the long run. A year after was when it started wearing its welcome. After the "London" season with the last batch of overall group that got along, it went downhill from there. When it became about owning a business, the competition for air time and shock value went up. And other reality shows brewing at this time were about to follow up. Trash tv became its finest with more squabbles from living together, squabbles vying for a guy/gal's courtship, squabbles to survive, squabbles to be the best chef, squabbles cuz they're celebrities, squabbles cuz they're entertaining enough to become tabloid celebrities etc. Enough fish fry for a nation! -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:19 pm

Cabbage Patch Kids - Random Topics
Day 1. Somewhat cute things but were overshadowed by being price jacked and the object of every parent's fury come Christmastime. The advent of Garbage Pail Kids was inevitable. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 5:57 pm

Political Correctness - Random Topics
Some political correctness was needed in our society. But too quickly it's gotten out of control. (some alternate terms sound too absurd to me, like "vertically challenged" - sounds too much like a defect they have to overcome rather than to just be accepted by society). But still baffles me why it's acceptable to still call actresses "actors". When phrases become too wordy and cryptic that we can't keep them straight anymore -- it's time to scale back a bit and lighten up somewhat. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 5:55 pm

Rap (music) - Random Topics
Gangsta rap ruined it. There was a defining turn for me when MC Hammer came onto the scene. But it was for the better, introducing fly girls and dance flavor rap. Social awareness rap was still there and strong along with this. Then probably around 1999 as someone said, it became mostly about gangsta rap -- getting laid and hanging your thang out. The dance rap that remains pretty much melded into hip hop now with some good results. But rap as it once was had truly died and boned. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 5:43 pm

Macarena, The - Random Topics
I liked and could do the dance when it was at peak. But it was the Americanized Bayside Boys remix that boned it badly. I recall the stupid lyrics and equally silly video (which hardly did the dance). Hearing the American one over and over (and not the original one) was what started killing it for me. ugh! -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 5:37 pm

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Okay, perhaps I am not american enough to get it, but WTF is the problem with the health care? Isn't it a good if everybody gets the care he needs? Yes, it is expensive, but living in a state where health care is avaible for everyone, I can confirm that is great to know that I will get whatever I need should I ever fall really ill. And who began the idiotic rumor that health care is a Nazi idea? Read the history books! Bismark was the one who intodruced the concept of health care in Germany, and yes, he did it to get the workers on his site, but who cares as long es everyone is profiteering from it? -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on October 2, 2009, 5:37 pm

Airplane! - Movie Series
I also recall it spoofing the Airport movies but never saw them myself either. That's the great thing. One of the only spoof movies that can stand alone and still be enjoyable. "Spaceballs" might be another one. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 4:49 pm

McDonalds - Random Topics
The director didn't do any exercise because he wanted to represent the amount of exercise a typical American did - which was basically trips to and from work (I think he has a slight advantage in the city actually having to walk a mile or so to and from work). He ate 3 times a day to disprove a lawsuit reasoning that you can be healthy eating McDonald's food on a regular basis. But you definitely nailed it on the head in saying it became routine rather than a treat. Two years ago, I used to eat at Burger King twice a week on the average and I honestly thought (like several Americans) that stuff wasn't that unhealthy for you. To be fair, if you did just go for the salads or visit once a month, it's not so bad. [Sorry I repeated a reason btw. Didn't think to click to view all the reasons before posting it.] -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 4:40 pm

McDonalds - Random Topics
The problem with Supersize Me was that the guy had McDonalds three times a day and also had little exercise. In my opinion, it was not an accurate test. Having said that, I think the problem with McDonalds and other restaurants in general is that they stopped being treats and started becoming regular meals. People used (perhaps still do) to call McDonalds and other food like it junkfood. I.e., it's bad for you which is why it's fine as a treat but not as a normal choice for meals. I think that's when McDonalds boned the Fish, when it became an every day thing rather then a treat. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on October 2, 2009, 1:07 pm

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
The show boned when Mork and Mindy had a kid. The addition of Jonathan Winters sunk the show. -- Submitted By: (scatcatpdx) on October 2, 2009, 8:23 am

Land Before Time, The - Movie Series
In the first LBT movie, Littlefoot, Cera and the others were dinosaurs first and character second; meaning that while they did speak, they still had animal instincts and had to fight for survival in a bleak prehistoric world. In the sequels, they are human children in dinosaur bodies. They go to school, they call the adult dinosaurs Mr. and Mrs. And the singing! Please, stop the singing! -- Submitted By: (SilverFang) on October 2, 2009, 7:30 am

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Obama made all these promises to undo the damage Bush had done to our civil liberties, such as the detentions, the stepping up of the War on Drugs, etc., but so far has changed nothing. -- Submitted By: (SilverFang) on October 2, 2009, 7:27 am

Guitar Hero (series) - Random Topics
I was surprised the multi-instrumented Rock Band competitor would beat Guitar Hero, but they pulled it off well. The price of the full-instrument version didn't deter people, and certainly help that you could use non-Rock Band microphones and guitars. All this with great song selections (though many aren't my taste, I know they were popular. Rock Band 2's more my tastes) and downloadable content really shot this up. Guitar Hero, though still good, has been playing catch-up since. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:39 am

McDonalds - Random Topics
"Super Size Me" is when it was a wake up call. I frequented Mcdonald's as a kid, dropped frequency as an adult, then stopped it after this movie. You know when something is generally bad for you, but you don't stop partaking of it until it's shown in your face? That was the effect of the movie for me. That's what led me to look at the nutritional info of its food and realize it's not the way to go if i want to eat healthy with my lifestyle. Goodbye Ronald. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:32 am

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) - Random Topics
This is hard to say as a Nintendo fan, but I vote for the Wii. Not because it's a bad system in itself and innovates with the motion controllers and the casual gaming. But that's where the problem lies. It's the first system to focus almost entirely on that demographic. Hardcore gamers take a significant backseat. It hasn't fully boned yet, but will become that way if the next system doesn't add back focus to the hardcore gamers as well. It's a shame because the hardcore games out there they do have (Fallout 4, Mad World, etc.) are equally fun and very creative with the Wiimote. Nonetheless, it's still the start of the turning point. Awesome party system, poor solo-player system. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:26 am

Airplane! - Movie Series
This past week, I watched the original Airport and Airport 75 for the first time in years. I knew that Airplane! was a spoof of these (among others) but I was stunned to see just how effectively Airplane! had spoofed them. If you're fairly familiar with Airplane!, then it's now almost impossible to take the Airport movies seriously - in your mind, the scenes in the serious movie set up a joke, but you never get the punchline. Similarly, I now can't watch Leslie Nielson or Lloyd Rridges in a serious role without expecting "Don't call me Shirley!" or "Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking/smoking/amphetamines/sniffing glue". Definitely a case where the spoof has had a more lasting impact that the thing it was spoofing. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on October 2, 2009, 6:25 am

VH1 - Random Topics
VH1 used to be innovative. Unlike MTV, it's regular programs actually related to music - whether behind the scenes of videos, behind the music, or old movies with musical themes. Then the videos dropped -- enter MTV's twin. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:20 am

Dance Dance Revolution - Random Topics
Supernova 1 was the start of the boning. Released so long after Extreme (previous version), had syncing issues (you could step to the beat perfectly and it scored you poorly), and was released during the arcade decline. However, it is still fun and popular with hardcore fans so hasn't fully boned yet. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 2, 2009, 6:15 am

Halloween (Holiday) - Random Topics
I think when schools had to start banning having a halloween celebration at the schools- no costumes, candy or fun etc. it was just another example of how politally correct engineering killed something that was generally just fun for kids. So perhaps Schools have boned the fish in this case, but Halloween was just a victim of it! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on October 2, 2009, 6:14 am

Donkey Kong Country - Random Topics
I think the core series, the Country series 1, 2, and 3, are definitely the strongest of the bunch. And since the Land series on the GameBoys were more or less remakes of those, I basically consider them the same games. 64, in my opinion, was slightly weaker. They just didn't put a lot of thought into a lot of elements in the game that remain under-developed. Also, I didn't see the worth in making new characters. It should've just been Donkey, Diddy, Dixie, and Kiddy, and they could've added that weird orangutan one for kicks. The other two new Kongs in that game weren't all that special. I would love to see the Country series return for the Wii or the DS. They're just excellent games with excellent gameplay. It'd be much better than these odd Konga drum things or whatever they are. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on October 2, 2009, 1:07 am

Warriors of Virtue - Movie Series
A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ripoff that makes TMNT look like Shakespeare. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on October 1, 2009, 11:37 pm

Highlander: The Series - TV Shows
OMG guys, they made a straight-to-internet Highlander reunion "movie". It looks like they made it on a budget of $12.37. They couldn't even afford to get Duncan MacLeod! It's up on Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/42573/highlander-reunion -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on October 1, 2009, 11:33 pm

Judge Judy - TV Shows
This show is horrible. Not only is Judy biased toward the 65+ crowd but she is also biased toward women. You know who will always win. And don't get me started on the over the top dramatics she is doing to get ratings. And what is up with the bailiff? -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 1, 2009, 11:08 pm

Roseanne - TV Shows
The best thing about this show was the fact that working class people could relate to it. The only thing that got old was that Becky was horrible. The addition of David was also bad. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 1, 2009, 11:00 pm

Dexter - TV Shows
just recently came across this show and loved the first season! now im caught up but i watched them so quickly i must have missed something. i thought batista was sleeping with the detective that was an undercover prostitute, not laguardia (sp)? guess ill have to do some backtracking! -- Submitted By: (dek067) on October 1, 2009, 9:46 pm

Chicago - Music Groups
I have to agree with that. When the lead singer goes it is time to hang up the instruments. They should have enough money to retire. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on October 1, 2009, 8:29 pm

Titanic - Movie Series
could still see it today - king of the world, my heart will go on and all. well past the 1997 hype it lives up to a rewatch time and time again. (i'm not sure how this is a movie series though...unless we're counting the youtube parody trailer for Titanic 2: Two the Surface lol) -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 8:27 pm

Legally Blonde - Movie Series
both movies equally as enjoyable. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 8:20 pm

Leprechaun - Movie Series
truly god-awful. why did elaine from seinfeld get her movie starts with this? -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 8:19 pm

Airplane! - Movie Series
I gotta give credit to a movie that has comedy suspense in a space shuttle for the sequel and the oddity pulled it off. the first one was a classic but the second one was just about as enjoyable. boning was spared easily on this one. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 8:18 pm

Die Hard - Movie Series
It was starting to bone for me with Die Hard 3. It was still fairly entertaining but Bruce's character was not in enclosed areas anymore and wasn't always in imminent danger til the end. The puzzle-solving aspects was far-fetched for me (esp him and Samuel Jackson in a "dangerous situation" trying to fill water jugs in a park lol. And the n* sign in the beginning just seemed like pointless shock value. But the 4th one got back on track. Situations where he was in danger due to circumstance and then it became personal. And the updated theme with networks and the internet blended well.Sure, he had to lose his wife in the story, but it gave for him to be cynical and edgy again. Good job. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 8:12 pm

Jurassic Park - Movie Series
The third movie was definitely the boning point. JP2 was still entertaining but not groundbreaking like the first. But it was getting old choosing to have a subset of the original crew in each sequel. I'm surprised they don't bring back the kids in the 4th one (the girl, fortunately, left show biz and became a successful painter in real life and did not suffer child star doom). -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on October 1, 2009, 5:21 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
It had to be when Richie & Ralph left,I can't believe it went on as long as it did afterwards. I really felt sorry for 'Potsie', because his character became completely redundant. He was practically reduced to walk-on parts (surely the writers could have used him better), he didn't even have his singing anymore as Joanie & Chachi seemed to do most of the singing later on. -- Submitted By: (Phil.JS) on October 1, 2009, 2:18 pm

Video Games - Random Topics
Video games boned when people started only playing them and doing nothing else. Get out of your house and get some exercise, sunshine, and fresh air already! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 30, 2009, 9:48 pm

Sesame Street - TV Shows
Elmo I think had premiered when I was starting to get too old for it. The character was not too bad, it is just the fact that he has taken over. Give me Grover, Cookie Monster, and Snuffy any day. I didn't know Cookie Monster cut down on cookies but it makes sense. Trying to encourage these fat-ass children to eat better. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 30, 2009, 9:44 pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - TV Shows
The post-Dr. Forrester host segments were where I'd say it boned. Two of my favorite episodes, Space Mutiny and Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders, are from that era, and the theater parts are pure gold, but the host segments are painfully unfunny. It's hard to believe they were even made by the same people. Still, the show as a whole never got bad, and will be dearly missed. Keep circulating the tapes! -- Submitted By: (Hanglyman) on September 30, 2009, 3:39 pm

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - TV Shows
One of my most hated cartoons of all time. And I love Cartoons- give me Mighty Orbots, Centurions or MASK any day in the 80's. Planeteers can go have some slaw and chips with vinegar over at LJS with Captain Planet! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 30, 2009, 8:52 am

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - TV Shows
This is one of my all-time favorite shows as a kid. Contrary to what people say, it is NOT overly preachy. This is the best it gets in displaying graphically (even if animated) pollution takes its toll on the environment. Even if there is only one planeteer (especially heart- it helps get the animals to follow Ma-Ti's lead and he knows a few good moves too) they can be saved. Kwame was my favorite as he was voiced by LeVar Burton (of Reading Rainbow fame). People, look at this show with your heart, not your eyes or ears. -- Submitted By: (AaronGookin) on September 30, 2009, 8:36 am

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
Exploding Console, Thanks for going to the trouble for the step-by-step discourse re Tasha Yar's daughter! I know you were doing your best trying to rationalize the preposterous. Sometimes preposterous situations work in fiction if brought forth via logical steps and if the scenarios prove clever and/or funny. Unfortunately, Exploding Console, your well-intentioned discourse doesn't change my POV that the show boned via writers having needlessly dug themselves into a hole over a minor character who was not only annoying but a bore! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 30, 2009, 7:14 am

Love Story - Movie Series
"Love means never having to say you're sorry". *GAG* -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 30, 2009, 7:00 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
Sadly, you're right, JLER2562! Then, when these poor, sweet children have psychological issues, there will be a reality show about that.... *shakes head in disgust* -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 30, 2009, 6:59 am

Bugaloos, The - TV Shows
Thank you for reminding me of the character names. As a kid/early teen, I had a crush on Joy. She was so pretty! Benita Bazaar was hilarious too. -- Submitted By: (ocfernan) on September 29, 2009, 11:11 pm

Kitchen Nightmares - TV Shows
Gordon Ramsay began taking on failing restaurants in the UK in 2004, and found chefs who were lazy and/or clueless, oblivious owners, food that was anything but fresh, dirty kitchens, out-of-style dining rooms, and more. After the success of Hell's Kitchen in the US, Fox decided to give Gordon Ramsay a US adaptation of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Yes, the formula is different, but I get so much pleasure when GR berates people who clearly shouldn't be in the restaurant business because the food they serve is hazardous to their customers' health (I've been poisoned by restaurants twice in my life). My favorite episodes to date: The Seascape, Dillon's/Purnima, Fiesta Sunrise and Hannah & Mason's. All featured chefs and/or managers who had no respect for food or for the customers they were serving it to. Not coincidentally, all also featured great bollockings from Gordon. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on September 29, 2009, 9:10 pm

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
Tasha Yar's daughter was the same age as Tasha (she was in her mid 20s) because of time travel. In one episode, time travel shenanigans cause the previous Starship Enterprise to travel into the future. It's the classic hero goes into the future and history records them as vanishing so nasty stuff happened because they weren't there and the future is now a heck hole. Only difference is that in the episode it was the present that became the heck hole. Anyway, to ensure the historical event turned out right, the alternate Tasha went back with the previous Enterprise because in the real time line, she died. History reverted to its proper form (if such a thing exists) but the alternate Tasha continued to exist on the previous Enterprise. Sometime during the battle, the bad guys captured her, and she ended up going with an official (or something) in exchange for amnesty for the other crew members captured. Her daughter was born a year later. Since this was now some time in the past, by the time she caught up (so to speak) to the present, the daughter was an adult. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on September 29, 2009, 8:16 pm

City Guys - TV Shows
This was a pretty good Saturday morning show in the same vein as Saved by the Bell and California Dreams. I want to know what they paid Ms. Nobles. She was the principal as well as a homeroom teacher and anything else that needed to be done. I actually attended the taping of the show where she got married and the actors that played Jamal and Night Train stood by the door when the audience left and shook hands which was nice. After we left I think they took Ms. Nobles' new husband to the roof and threw him off because he was never seen, heard from, or mentioned again. Tough city. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on September 29, 2009, 7:16 pm

Rude Customers - Random Topics
You have to be a fool to be rude to your waiter. Did you see the movie Waiting? These people are preparing your food that you will put in your mouth and eat. Always be nice to your waiters. -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on September 29, 2009, 7:09 pm

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
Day one. Both of these morons are crass, selfish monsters for exploiting their children this way. I feel so sorry for those kids and you know they're going to have serious psychological issues from all of it. -- Submitted By: (JLer2562) on September 29, 2009, 3:55 pm

France - Random Topics
There's nothing wrong with the language, since Romance languages are the prettiest and sexiest. But France tends to be filled with American hating snobs. They're rude and they seem to forget that America saved their asses in WW2. They're ungrateful. -- Submitted By: (JLer2562) on September 29, 2009, 3:40 pm

Monday Night Football - TV Shows
Howard Cosell should never have been fired the way he was. He commented on Washington Redskins WR Alvin Garrett's elusiveness when he said, "That little monkey gets loose, doesn't he?"--but because Garrett was black, some idiots thought it was a racial remark. Ever try catching a monkey in your backyard? Other mistakes in MNF history: O.J. Simpson as commentator, Joe Namath as commentator (Howard Cosell is right, most ex-jocks suck as broadcasters; guys like Sean Salisbury and Trev Alberts are rare exceptions), and Dennis Miller as commentator. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on September 29, 2009, 3:25 pm

TAXI - TV Shows
Another show that Tony Thomopolous (head of ABC's programming department from the '70s until 1985) killed by moving it from one night/time on the ABC schedule to another. Thank goodness that the show's first four seasons are on DVD (just for the sake of contrast, Life Goes On and Benson have had only their first season on DVD, but not subsequent seasons). What an eclectic set of memorable characters (my favorite was Christopher Lloyd as Reverend Jim Ignatowski). -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on September 29, 2009, 3:18 pm

Star Blazers - TV Shows
Yeah, the new movie comes out on December 12th. The website is http://yamato2009.jp/ -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 29, 2009, 2:11 pm

Comcast - Random Topics
Comcast sucks. I daresay people are better off switching to satellite. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 29, 2009, 11:26 am

M. Night Shyamalan - Celebrities
Thanks for clearing that up for me, Mythigator! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 29, 2009, 9:45 am

Robert Duvall - Celebrities
Robert Duvall brings class and dignity to every role he plays, even when the character is a slimeball like Frank Burns in the M*A*S*H movie. Still rocks! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 29, 2009, 6:32 am

Jay Leno Show, The - TV Shows
Couldn't he just retire with dignity? He must really want to stay away from the wife. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 28, 2009, 11:34 pm

M. Night Shyamalan - Celebrities
Hi, Peli ... Actually, Mel Gibson's character in Signs was an Episcopalian priest. Like Roman Catholic priests, "E-priests" wear black clerical garb and are referred to as "Father." Unlike R.C. priests, though, E-priests CAN marry and have children - there's no celibacy requirement for the clergy as there is with the R.C. Church. Getting back on topic, M. Night's problem is that his first high-profile film, The Sixth Sense, captured lightning in a bottle, and therefore severely ramped up film audiences' expectations for his subsequent films. Just about anything will come up short compared to The Sixth Sense. While M. Night's films declined in quality after T.S.S. (with the exception of Signs being better than Unbreakable, IMO), the boning didn't occur until Lady in the Water. T.S.S. was awesome, Signs was pretty good, even The Village was OK (albeit predictable), but Lady in the Water was the point at which things went underwater. It wasn't even that much of a story, and M. Night's basing the movie on his kids' bedtime stories and casting himself as an integral character (instead of a quick cameo) came off as extremely self-indulgent. The Lady in the Water is a boned fish - pass the coleslaw, please! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 28, 2009, 10:10 pm

City Slickers - Movie Series
The first movie is a classic. It was a good standalone that did not even come close to deserving a sequel. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 28, 2009, 9:40 pm

Star Blazers - TV Shows
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GINpo3188yk Prepare to get your Ass Kicked-AGAIN by none other than Star Blazers a/k/a Yamato- New Animated Movie is out in Japan- Wow is this some kick ass material- watch the YOUTUBE trailer! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 28, 2009, 8:09 pm

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) - TV Shows
Update- Ive gotten into the third DVD release (last 13 episodes) of the 2002 -02003 Masaters of the UNiverse Cartoon series- how did this show get cancelled- it is one of the best kids actions cartoons of all time, and the story writing is complicated and layered like some of the good moodern TV drama's (The Shield and Breaking Bad?!?) If you havent seen this show- pick it up on DVD- amazing to see He Man and the Masters of the Universe be so freaking cool, in fact cooler than they ever were- the 2002 show unboned and de-fished everyhitng about He-Man!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 28, 2009, 8:07 pm

Flip Flops (Footwear) - Random Topics
These "shoes", need only be worn in 4 places: 1) the beach; 2) the shower at a public camping ground; 3) walking from your front door to the end of your driveway to get your paper; and 4)your backyard. They are NOT to be worn to the following places: 1) church; 2) work (unless you work at the beach); 3) the grocery store; 4) the theatre. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 28, 2009, 11:41 am

Robert Duvall - Celebrities
I have to agree, Stephanie! How he was able to project a symphony of heroic angst and emotions in his few onscreen moments as the mute Boo Radley in "To Kill a Mockingbird" more eloquently than lesser actors could have done with the most verbose soliloquys is something that has to be seen to be believed- and something scholars will study for centuries! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 28, 2009, 11:35 am

Queen - Music Groups
While I agree that Freddy Mercury was unique, I wouldn't want to see the band dissolve just because he's not there. I think they've done pretty well in overcoming a major obstacle that was beyond their control, and they're out there playing those great songs live for another generation. Better to hear the songs from the surviving members of Queen than from a cover band or to never have the opportunity to hear them performed live. Queen's glory days are behind them, but they never boned. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on September 28, 2009, 10:13 am

Star Blazers - TV Shows
One of the first anime shows I ever saw, and still one of my favourites after all these years. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on September 28, 2009, 10:06 am

Spider-Man - Movie Series
While I agree that the third movie tried to cram in way too much, and that a good deal of it made no sense at all (the butler knew Spidey didn't kill Harry's father, but just never got around to telling him?), I have to say that the franchise started going downhill in part 2. Spider-Man 2 had the most kick-ass Spidey villain, Doc Ock, who was just right. But Ock kept taking a backseat to the subplot of Peter balancing his priorities, and that dragged the movie down. Part 2 wasn't the worst of the movies, but it failed meet its potential, and it was a disappointing sequel. I think it marks the beginning of the downward slide. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on September 28, 2009, 9:34 am

Blair Witch Project, The - Movie Series
Liked the first. It was a nice little movie that left the scares up to the viewer's imagination. It held my interest, and actually had more of an effect afterward, while settling down to sleep in the dark. But, how do you make a sequel to a fake documentary built around video footage found in the woods? I knew it couldn't be done well, but I also knew the movie was profitable enough that common sense would go out the window in the mad rush to make more money. Whether somebody seriously believed they could catch lightning in a bottle a second time, or the intention was to slap the profitable name on a crappy horror movie for a quick buck, I don't know. All I know was that Blair Witch 2, an attempt to make the sequel a traditional horror film by setting the story in the "real world" outside the first movie, was a complete failure as both a sequel and standing on its own. Totally misguided pursuit of more money. -- Submitted By: (AndyC) on September 28, 2009, 9:23 am

Robert Duvall - Celebrities
This man could never BTF! He is one of my favorite actors. Every role he has played has been amazing. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 28, 2009, 9:15 am

Mamas & the Papas, The - Music Groups
I agree. I will never be able to listen to the Mamas and The Papas again after this latest revelation. I had read Michelle Phillips' autobiography back in the late 80's and alot of what she told was pretty unbelievable...they all seemed to lack a moral compass. Add plenty of drugs on top of that and it was out of control. That being said, I still appreciated their music. They had a harmony that has yet to be matched. John Phillips was a musical genius. It's terrible to find out he was not only a loser drug addict but a freak-show pedophile. Ewwww!! -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 28, 2009, 9:09 am

Family Guy - TV Shows
I don't know where to begin... this is easily one of the worst shows on television right now. Not funny, the animation is horrendous, and it is so overrated amongst the American youth. -- Submitted By: (Donut) on September 28, 2009, 12:49 am

iCarly - TV Shows
I know it is probably meant for younger audiences, but my goodness, is this show bad. It is painful to watch. -- Submitted By: (Donut) on September 28, 2009, 12:46 am

Major League Baseball - Random Topics
Until baseball finally gets a salary cap the game will keep being dominated by teams like the Yankees while smaller teams like the Pirates and Marlins are forced to cobble together a team with what's left over and forever serve as a farm club for bigger teams. -- Submitted By: (TheAdamantiumElbow) on September 28, 2009, 12:29 am

Big Mouth Billy Bass - Random Topics
Big Mouth Billy bass is one of thosethings that's funny the first couple of times until you've heard everything it's gonna say then it gets annoying. -- Submitted By: (TheAdamantiumElbow) on September 28, 2009, 12:15 am

Star Trek: Voyager - TV Shows
I thought the cheesy modern-man-bashing and platitudes injected into every five or ten episodes of Star Trek: TNG were bad. DS9 stepped back on it quite a bit, and even acknowledged that a socialist utopia - as the Federation was until then portrayed; where no one cheats, no one lies, no one murders, no one steals, and everyone can just join hands and get along - cannot logically exist. That was better in my book, but with Voyager -- OMFG the pendulum swung so far in the other direction it was ridiculous. It *easily* overtook TNG for preachiness by the end of the first season. -- Submitted By: (Replicant10k) on September 27, 2009, 10:33 pm

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - TV Shows
This is basically "Pimp my Habitate For Humanity." For as much they can put into one house, they could've made two or three houses for families. I liked it at first, but I eventually got bored of it because it felt like a "Same story, different family" show. -- Submitted By: (mamaluigi) on September 27, 2009, 8:03 pm

Joanie Loves Chachi - TV Shows
I'd point out how it boned Day One but it would be as challenging as shooting ducks (or fish) in a barrel!Lame! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 4:24 pm

New Mission: Impossible, The - TV Shows
Why did they even bother? Not only were the new characters even more boring than the originals but they didn't even keep the one good thing(the opening theme)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 4:17 pm

M. Night Shyamalan - Celebrities
The last one of his movies I bothered with as "Signs" and I liked how he was able to scare the audience with the unseen entities. I mean, at the theater I saw it in, I heard one guy yell 'I'm OUTTA HERE!' and actually RUN out of the theater with a friend never to return even though this was totally taking place on a movie screen. Still, I agree that water ending was a bit flawed- and I also thought it was odd that they kept referring to Mel Gibson's minister character as 'Father' even though it's well known that Catholic priests called that aren't allowed to wed or acknowledge offspring. Moreover, I thought it a bit much that Gibson's character would STILL consider Shyamalan's character a friend- despite him having fatally run over the minister's late wife! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 4:14 pm

Garfield (comic strip) - Random Topics
I guess when Garfield went from being a hidden gem curmudgeonly cat-about-town who taunted Odie and prowled the streets to a lovable pop-culture icon who almost never left Jon's house! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 27, 2009, 3:52 pm


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