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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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Anastasia - Movie Series
Day One! No, I never bothered with it. Yes, Rasputin was undeniably a manipulative villain who preyed on the Imperial Family's desperate wish for their heir to be healed from hemophilia but it would have gone totally AGAINST his ambitions to attempt to wipe them out. Couldn't Disney have had the cajones to use the REAL villain- Lenin whom it's been since proven personally ordered their mass execution then faked that it was done against his wishes to the outside world?! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 9, 2009, 11:19 am

James Earl Jones - Celebrities
Not only did Mr. Jones's voice give Vader the authority the character needed but I can testify that having him recite the alphabet on "Sesame Street" way back when spurred me to learn it FASTER! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 9, 2009, 11:13 am

Vegetarianism - Random Topics
I'm all for eating healthy and if folks can actually have a balanced diet without including meat, good for them and I have to admit that I don't eat nearly as much meat as I did in the past. However; I don't like being told that somehow my dietary choices are immoral if I eat 'anything with eyes'. Does that mean those who choose to be intollerant vegetarians themselves don't eat POTATOES?! Besides, if one wants to get technical, there's evidence that plants feel stress when harvested so if folks don't want toworry about guilt over that , it looks as though they'd better eat nothing but lint! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 9, 2009, 11:09 am

Paparazzi - Random Topics
Swanpride, Does the existance of hypocrites who decry paparazzi make nullify the rights of others to object to paparazzi's deplorable actions? Sorry, no. That doesn't fly with me! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 9, 2009, 11:03 am

X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997) - TV Shows
I read that after the Phoenix Saga, Saban tried to use cheaper Philipine animation for some episodes (like AKOM's Korean animation wasn't bad enough) and ended up shooting themselves in the foot. The Philipine animation ended up being so bad that it had to be redone by AKOM. The new season was about to start on FOX, so Saban just started sending whatever episodes they had finished to FOX in random order. Thus, the story following the Phoenix saga made no sense at all. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 9, 2009, 6:18 am

Scooby-Doo (CGI/Live action films) - Movie Series
Yeah, these movies sort of spawned the Garfield ones. Garfield was also a not real, not cartoon abomination. Why couldn't the Scooby Doo people use a real Great Dane? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 9, 2009, 6:11 am

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003) - TV Shows
They're making a DTV movie where the 1987 Turtles meets the 2003 Turtlea. Cool, right? Wrong! 4Kids (see their own entry for more about them) refused to bring back the original '80s voice actors. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 9, 2009, 5:57 am

Vegetarianism - Random Topics
So I cant watch surgery performed either, am I I hypocrite if I need to have some kind of medical attention as well? I also am afraid of heights, should I be called a hypocrite for not wanting to build a bridge over a large chasm. Next argument please. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 9, 2009, 5:03 am

Vegetarianism - Random Topics
In addition to the reasons above, some people find eating flesh disgusting. Have you ever been to a slaughterhouse? If you can see that and still eat meat... more power to you as a carnivore, I guess. But the meat-eaters that can't watch a butcher do his job are hypocrites, IMHO. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 9, 2009, 1:31 am

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Oh, you meant the 2012 election. I'm still failing to see where its written Thou shalt not resign before the 2012 (or 2010) election or your career will be be considered to be fish food. I still think this is making hay out of nothing. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on September 8, 2009, 11:33 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
I have to respect the old-school paparazzo with the crazy tele-photo lens that patiently sets up a shot and gets a crazy scoop like Sienna Miller topless with her married co-star, or John Edwards secretly meeting with his mistress and bastard child. It's these new "Stalkerazzi" that need to just die. They're untalented, uneducated 3rd-world trash that just hang out outside celebrities' homes, hangouts, or airports shoving cameras in their faces when they appear. Does anybody care about Sharon Stone walking out of a restaurant? Why would anyone buy a picture like that? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 8, 2009, 7:28 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
I hear you...but my point is that the society is contributing to their ongoing existence. There are rules against meth labs. But there isn't a rule against taking a photo of a celebrity in their recreation time. If the society really had such a big problem with paparazzi, they would make a rule that privat photos of celebrities are only allowed when they show something of public interest (like said celebrity doing something illegal). But nobody tries to push for such a rule...everybody is whining about the thing the Paparazzi do, but nobody tries to do something, because in reality, most people want to see the fotos. It's this hypocricy which irks me (not that I say that everybody who voted "boned from the start" are reading tablebloids, but I bet at least some people do). -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 8, 2009, 3:31 pm

Scientology - Random Topics
just heard that Rapper Doug E Fresh has come out of the $cientology closet- how nice. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 8, 2009, 3:20 pm

Wendy's - Random Topics
shanequia, That was the late Dave Thomas the founder of Wendy's who put up the image of the red-headed pigtailed girl on the sign- modelled somewhat after his own daughter named Wendy. As for the food? Well, the burgers always seemed to greasy and underdone to me (I don't care if they called them 'hot and juicy') . I rarely eat hamburgers these days but when I do, they need to be well done and moist (NOT greasy or, worse, smushed on the grill which turns them into pucks) . Anyway, because I hardly ever eat burgers and they don't cook them they way I like them, they've boned a long time for me- and not because of any bogus rumors. While I'm here, though, anyone else old enough to remember when they lost a good amount of business due to some rotten rumor about the burgers being made of worms instead of beef? It was,of course, completely bogus but one of my school friends jokingingly asked for a worm burger and they immediately took her to the kitchen prep area to prove they were beef without so much as cracking a smile. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 8, 2009, 2:30 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
I actually never saw the "Fonzie JTS" episode. From my perspective watching the show when it originally aired, it was never the same again after Richie and Ralph left. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 8, 2009, 2:12 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
Swanpride, Read my comments again since this will be my only repeat. I didn't say the paparazzi were SOLELY responsible for the vicious cycle of chasing down folks to profit from their exploitation (and, in fact, did not address Princess Diana's death at all), but I think to pretend that simply because others in the transaction contribute to this mess (tabloid employers, buying public) does NOT absolve their own guilt. Moreover, if they have the skill to photograph and write stories, they could use those for many purposes besides stalking celebs and their extended families (including minors and elderly relatives who did not ask to be part of this). As for Princess Diana, yes, the others you mentioned are partially responsible,too, but that doesn't negate the fact that the papazzi raced after her car through twisting downtown tunnels to get more photos (putting countless other drivers/pedestrians at risk)- when the whole world ALREADY knew she was dating Dodi Fayed so there was no motivation other than greed for more photos involved here. Therefore, they DO deserve to be dissed for their role in that senseless multiple accidental death. Also, many of them seem to taunt their targets to get reactions for the sole purpose of getting better photos/video to get more money. To say that they don't deserve criticism because they only are supplying a market makes as much sense as absolving meth lab operators while ignoring not only the human desecration of methamphetamines on users and their families/ colleagues but also the incredible amount of environmental havoc that their poison's production leaves behind! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 8, 2009, 2:10 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Good point, MCS, but even more to the point is that Palin resigned before the 2010 election cycle - which is the next one that would have applied to her as the (then) sitting Governor of Alaska. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 8, 2009, 2:01 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
The show boned the fish when the shark was aerially circumvented by an auto mechanic in a leather jacket on water skis. The show was as popular as it was ever going to be at this time and it was all downhill afterwards. I agree that the first nosedive involved the disappearance of the older brother, the appearance of the live audience and 14 garbage cans. But that was also the beginning of the show's rise to the top of the pile. Quantity, not quality. -- Submitted By: (mudshark) on September 7, 2009, 9:26 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
@Pelirojo Sure, they decided themselfes to do this job, but in the end, they are the symptom, not the illness. The whole Princess Diana story is a good example. Yes, the Paparazzi did their part in the whole tragedy. But they were not the only one. The newspapers are responsible for paying such a large sum for Princess Diana pictures. The public is responsible for lapping up the news about her. The chauffeur is responsible for drinking and especially for driving way to fast. Diana herself was responsible because she did not bother to fasten her seat-belt. But in the end, everyone was crying murder about the Paparazzi...and everyone was buying the latest news about her burial. People simply don't learn. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 7, 2009, 1:27 pm

Depeche Mode - Music Groups
The new album sucks -- Submitted By: (DeanSmith2141) on September 7, 2009, 1:04 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
If she is really planning on running for president in 2012 and resigned in 2009, then that means she resigned before the election. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 7, 2009, 1:02 pm

Scooby-Doo (CGI/Live action films) - Movie Series
Kudos to the people who made this film, for making Scooby-Doo look more fake than he did in the cartoon series. He looked more like a sculpted turd with eyes. It's quite an accomplishment...using CGI--known for making things look realistic--to make something look fake. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 7, 2009, 12:25 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
I ignore celebrity gossip in the media, and I don't buy tabloids. Never have, never will, because it ensures the survival of the Paparazzi and people like them. Don't watch celebrity gossip on the TV, or read magazines like it, otherwise you'll just help breed those sub-scum Paparazzi creatures. Based on the opinions of the people here on Bone The Fish, I'm starting to see that celebrity gossip is getting less and less popular...and becoming more and more hated! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 7, 2009, 11:31 am

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
True. Clinton and Obama didnt resign their posts before the Election. And neither did Palin. So I fail to see the difference here. Snd even IF there was a difference, I fail to see how it matters one way or the other. No one is going around saying "Gee, if she only resigned after the election instead of before...". Resigning, and for the reasons she resigned, isnt a career killer (or a bone the fish moment). There are many politicians who have resigned for much more serious reasons (like being caught breaking the law, or found guilty of serious ethical violations), and yet some of them still come back. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on September 7, 2009, 6:31 am

Drawn Together - TV Shows
The idea was such a genius concept. They had a cartoon archetype of every sort of show all living like a reality television show. That's really awesome. Who knew it was just an excuse to see how many poop jokes and racial slurs they could use in a single episode? No creativity or originality to it passed the basic concept. How disappointing. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on September 7, 2009, 3:16 am

Clone High - TV Shows
Agreed! Maybe it was because a group of them overlapped with this show and Scrubs and when the latter started to take off it became the focus for them too. I wish Clone High would come back, though. It was too good to let go so soon. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on September 7, 2009, 3:13 am

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
this show was awesome, but i have to admit that as a child, certain characters and plots pertaining to this show scared the hell out of me! earl's boss was large and intimidating... and the episode where that little furry critter becomes earl's friend when he's lost in the woods.... and then he eats him? weird! -- Submitted By: (jenovaDEATH) on September 7, 2009, 12:31 am

Rage Against the Machine - Music Groups
We get it, you're angry. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 7, 2009, 12:02 am

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
Bmovies, Clinton and Obama did not resign their posts BEFORE the election. Big difference here. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 11:51 pm

Seinfeld - TV Shows
Can't wait for the 2009 season of Curb ---a Seinfeld anti-reunion! -- Submitted By: (cottonraymonde) on September 6, 2009, 10:20 pm

Metallica - Music Groups
They BTF from 1995 to 2008. Although an acquired taste, Death Magnetic is a good album! -- Submitted By: (cottonraymonde) on September 6, 2009, 10:15 pm

Arby's - Random Topics
It nasty. gray meat on a bun not my ideia of something good to eat. It almost as gray as the meat in 7-11 sandwiches. I making myself sick just thinking about it. I sign off now and go vegan. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:36 pm

Burger King - Random Topics
We call this one Booger King when I was a kid. I dont know if I ever ate here. I think they give lousey prizes so we boycot it. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:32 pm

Trix Cereal - Random Topics
No laughing now but I still buy Trix sometime. this one my favorite when I was a little girl. If mama would not buy it when we was in the grocery store I sit down in the ile and she slap me clear to frozen foods. One time I lie on the floor and hold on to the back of the cart and she push it and I end up mopping the floor with my dress from dragging. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:29 pm

New Coke - Random Topics
Hell New Coke Old Coke what next Flat Coke? -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:22 pm

TiVo - Random Topics
I TiVo Tyra everyday. I never miss my Tyra. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:21 pm

Wendy's - Random Topics
I would eat here sometime and it ok. I just want to know who the smart person is who thought putting the head of Pippi Longstocking as a logo would sell burgers? that little red haired girl fugly. I loose my appitite just looking at those freckles and braids. I picture that homely child flipping the burgers in the back room when I go in there and I want to call the child labor hotline. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:19 pm

Ice Cube - Celebrities
Ice Cube Ice Tea Ice Coffe how the hell can anyone keep the names straight? I think he thaw big time. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:12 pm

Paris Hilton - Celebrities
She boring. She never do anything that anybody care to watch. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:10 pm

Room 222 - TV Shows
This one cute I watch it sometime when I was a kid. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:07 pm

TV Land - Random Topics
This channel suck now. I use to watch all the old shows and now they all gone. What kind of slow person they got who took them all off? TV Bland. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:05 pm

Ice Cream - Random Topics
Maybe Ben & Jerry a couple. I never thought of that until I read about the hubby hubby flavor. -- Submitted By: (shanequia) on September 6, 2009, 7:03 pm

Paparazzi - Random Topics
Swanpride, Gee, you think it's not possible for any of those paparazzi to think of another way to earn a living- like there's no cans for them to pick up where they live or they have no plasma to sell? While I grant that those who buy the tabloids and those who run them deserve to be dissed for each of their parts of the transaction that alone doesn't erase the culpability of the photo suppliers in seeking to blatantly profit by exploiting even the smallest semblence of privacy for those in their glares- often doing such mundane things as walking their dogs or picking up the mail in their driveways. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 6, 2009, 6:35 pm

C.O.P.S. (Cartoon) - TV Shows
This show was fun, but I always wondered how the characters got out of jail so much. Ms. Demeanor and Dr. BadVibes rocked! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:46 pm

Chuck Norris - Celebrities
NEVER BONED! -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:43 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
By all means, correct me if I'm wrong. Isn't the song "We didn't the Fire" about this very issue? I.e., that people say the Baby Boomers screwed the world up. However, the song shows that the world was *always* screwed up. I wouldn't be surprised if in another 20-30 years that people end up saying the same thing about the children of Baby Boomers. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on September 6, 2009, 1:39 pm

College - Random Topics
College has gotten so prohibitively expensive that people have to take out loans they will pay off until they are 40. There is nothing other than that to allow the person with a middle class income to go. It is becoming a place for the rich and poor. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:37 pm

Grace Under Fire - TV Shows
This was actually good show that did not get the airtime it deserved. They dared to push the envelope and address topics like domestic violence in a sitcom setting. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:33 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
This show never boned. Alex Trebek's personality is part of the appeal. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:29 pm

Screamer videos - Random Topics
All right, SVN! I think YouTube made it so that screamers can no longer be posted anymore. I remember watching one when I was 7 and I totally pissed myself. For those of you who want to stay safe from this crap, check out this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Stay-Screamer-Safe -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on September 6, 2009, 1:09 pm

Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog - TV Shows
Captain N, Super Mario World...and the Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog. Why is it that whenever they make a cartoon based on a video game, they insist on making it as stupid, cheesy, and crappy as humanly possible? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2009, 12:21 pm

Godzilla - Movie Series
Man, the 1998 remake was AWFUL. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2009, 9:22 am

Humane Society of the United States, The (HSUS) - Random Topics
I saw a sign on my local Humane Society's window, warning people about donating to the Humane Society of the United States (the HSUS). So I did a little research, and here is my message to those of you wanting to donate to your local animal shelters: DO NOT SEND IT TO THE HSUS! The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with any animal shelter, they are just using the name "Humane Society" to trick people into thinking they're the main branch when they are not (the name "Humane Society" is not copyrighted, so they can use it without being sued). Just donate to your local shelter instead. They won't get a cent if you send your donation to the HSUS. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 6, 2009, 9:08 am

Lilo and Stitch - Movie Series
The first movie was great...I didn't even want to see it because I read the premise and thougt WTF? But like Rattatoille, the crazy premise proved a winner with real Disney spirit in it... The sequels (like more or less all Disney Sequels with a few exeption) better stay forgotten. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 6, 2009, 8:56 am

Paparazzi - Random Topics
Well, there werent any Paparazzi if there weren't papers who would pay for those shots. And the papers wouldn't pay if they wouldn't sell more papers with those shots. So in the end, those people who are buying this kind of crap to satisfy their curiousity about the privet life of celibrities are the ones who are really responsible. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 6, 2009, 8:52 am

Wikipedia - Websites
I use Wikipedia all the time...I used it to study (and no, I didn't simply copy the information there, but it was a good way to find good books about a topic), I still use it when I need to know something and if anything, it became better since they insinst on citicitation. BTW, in my country they made a test, comparing Wikipedia to common dictionaries...Wikipedia actually won! They had one mistake less on hundred topics. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 6, 2009, 5:20 am

Snopes - Websites
To date, I never got a virus alert which was worth to send ahead...one look at Snopes and I could blissfully forget the thing. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 6, 2009, 5:15 am

CSI NY - TV Shows
Funny, is exactly the other way around with me...I never really got into the original show (I cringe everytime I see the female "actors" and the males are barely better), CSI Miami was even worse (there the actors looked even more like they came out of a fashion catalogue) but CSI NY captured me from the start. Good actors (especially Sinisi)who actually looked somewhat normal, crazy cases with even more crazy solutitions - I can't get enough of this Spin off. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 6, 2009, 5:01 am

Look Who's Talking - Movie Series
For me, it was the scene in the third movie where they have the wolf attack? Why was that in a family movie and why was there that kind of misinformation? -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2009, 10:53 pm

Surreal Life, The - TV Shows
This show was fun until Janice Dickinson and Omarosa were on it together. Then it was a stupid soap opera. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 5, 2009, 10:10 pm

High School Musical - Movie Series
If I want to see a movie about singing teenagers, I will watch grease...there I get a similiar stupid plot, but better actors and better music. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 7:45 pm

Prison Break - TV Shows
Every show which tries to convince the audience that it is possible to break out of prison by pulling a steel window out of a beton wall with an elevator (hello, no pull there, an elevator simply hangs on a cable) just plain sucks! -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 7:38 pm

MacGyver - TV Shows
I can't believe that someone voted for "Pete goes blind". The ACTOR went blind. I think, it is great that they kept him in the show nevertheless. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 7:27 pm

Knight Rider (1982) - TV Shows
I really don't get why I liked a show where the car was a better actor then the main character, and predictably the car did a jump before every break (well, I liked The dukes of Hazard, too) but somehow it worked for me...at least until they used the stupid doppelganger-plot (twice!). -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 7:25 pm

Bonsai Kitten - Websites
I was really amused that so many people fell for it...but really, the joke is done. Everybody knows that it is a hoax, so it is really time to take all the copy-sites down. It was funny when people thought it was real, but now they are just pictures from totured kittens...not funny! -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 7:16 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
Hippies represent the ultimate in greed and hypocrisy. Especially as the 1960's generation ahs grown older, their selfishness and lack of accountability, in addition to their liberal attitudes have spilled over to hurt our country. I hate hippies. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 5, 2009, 3:48 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
DolFan, care to enlighten us as to HOW the current state of America (and the world in general, for that matter) is the fault of hippies? -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on September 5, 2009, 3:38 pm

Zoom - TV Shows
I watched it when it was first on for the whole First Incarnation and, even as a kid, I thought it had WAY too much singing. Also, in the beginning, the kids showed their real personalities a lot more but by the end of the original incarnation, they were acting on-camera even during non-skit/singing times as though they were all as chummy as "The Brady Bunch". I remember when they wrapped it up (the final time?), one kid actually differed from the others and admitted that he was friends with the CREW rather than any of the other cast members. I was amazed they let that candor slip by- but, of course, the whole cast ended that show with them (you guessed it!) singing 'Everyone's Gotta Have Friends La-La-La-La-La'. Still, the show was fun when it was fun- and I liked how they showed other kids' original crafts that you could get mailed instructions for via sending the show a postcard (yep, I STILL remember the original P.O. Box and Zip Codes but I'll spare the current holder of that post office box from getting needless cards by not mentioning it here). I also liked many of the interviews with other real kids (e.g. I've often wondered what became of one kid whose family was shown in the process of leaving their Illinois(?)farm that had gotten flooded out by the Mississippi [early 1970's] and that clip ended with them all sadly driving away from the now-ruined farm and farmhouse that had been in their family for over 100 years- to a very sad harmonica rendition of 'Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme'). Also, I liked the segment 'Tracy Talks' in which one of the Originals voiced her POV about current events. I don't remember anything Tracy talked about but, as a kid, I liked seeing another kid who was actually keeping up with the surrounding world and had opinions! Lastly, after one kid-produced segment which showed vegetables bemoaning being tossed into the garbage disposal uneaten, my father actually started to insist I eat my vegetables from that point on. I wasn't happy when that happened but now I'm somewhat grateful that I learned to like eating healthy foods besides apple sauce via that skit! Kids today need to have skits like that to seek to eat healthy foods instead of chain junk if our nation is to prevent 1/3 of the kids born after 2000 to get diagnosed with diabetes (one current forecast) and it should also be noted that 60 percent of all diabetics lose their eyesight [yes, SIXTY PERCENT!]. Do the math and see if you don't think THAT wouldn't have major repercussions for our nation's future! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 5, 2009, 11:48 am

TV Guide - Random Topics
I was born in 1969. I was dirt poor, and my family and I couldnt afford a luxury such as TV Guide. Yes, to us buying a magazine for the tv schedules was a luxury. Instead, we would use the weekly tv schedule that came free in the Sunday newspaper. In the mid-70s-early 80s, I had a friend whose mother bought the tv guide every week. And when I was over my friends house, I would read their copy of tv guide very thoroughly, every page, because I really liked that magazine. Many is the time I wished I had a subscription or could afford to buy an issue. Then in November 1982, I went to the local grocery store, and they had two issues of tv guide up for sale. It was a Wednesday, but they still had that weeks issue up for sale as well as next weeks issue. I remember the date of the tv guide: It was the Nov. 20-26, 1982 issue with 4 of the cast members of Three's Company on the cover (naturally the other one being Nov. 27-Dec. 3). And I even remember the cover price of the tv guide then: 50 cents. Fortunately, I had the money on me to buy both that weeks and next weeks issue. (I think they had stopped using staples to hold the pages together by then) I debated with myself whether or not to actually purchase that weeks issue since it was Wednesday (Nov. 24), close to the end of the week, but I wound up buying it in addition to next weeks issue. That would be my first time in buying TV Guide. From then on I was a regular buyer of tv guide. Every week I would buy it from the local grocery store, or newsstand, take it home, go to my bedroom, lay on my bed and go through the tv guide. And I would devour it. Every single page. I really loved the format of the tv guide back then. It would be about a year or two before I bought a subscription and have it mailed to me every week. The reason why I waited so long to buy a subscription had to do with the cost. It would be that long before I had enough money in one place to afford a subscription. And when it was mailed to me, I'd go through the same routine: I'd grab my tv guide, go to my bedroom, lie down on my bed, and go through it page by page, completely enjoying every page. I really enjoyed their fall preview issue, their thickest issue of the year. I also enjoyed saving that issue, and a year or two down the road reading it over again to be reminded which shows hit and which shows flopped. Though as a kid, from 1983-1987, my feelings about the fall preview issue was half and half. As much as I enjoyed reading it, from 1983-1987 I was still in school and I hated school with a BIG passion. The Fall Preview issue was a stark reminder that the new and long school year was here. That my summer vacation was really over and it was the beginning of a dreaded 10 months of what I hated the most: school. It also brings me a memory of how cable tv was growing by leaps and bounds through the years. But I couldnt afford cable tv at the time (I wouldnt get cable tv until 1996). As a result, there came less and less good stuff to watch on the free broadcast channels. As cable tv grew, it would snatch up the rights to all the movies and classic tv shows I used to watch and enjoy for free on free television. The tv guide reflected this change as I saw in the tv guide the cable channels growing in number and adding more and more classic tv shows and movies while my choices in local free tv was shrinking. Eventually, whenever I got my latest issue of tv guide in the mail, I would avoid reading what was airing on cable (it was torture to know about all the good stuff that I was missing), and stick to reading what was on the local free channels. As a result of this, it didnt take me as long to go through the tv guide as it used to. I stopped buying tv guide when they changed their format to what it is now. I used to think that I'd NEVER stop buying tv guide. Its a crying shame what they did to what was once such a great magazine. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on September 5, 2009, 9:26 am

Animal Crossing - Random Topics
A fun game, but not without its problems. If you really like a neighbor, they'll soon get the urge to move out. The game will become a chore after a while. Special events (like the fortune teller Katrina and other visitors) are too far and few between. But, there are fun parts, like when the special events occur, visiting the island (Gamecube version only, and you need a GBA and a hookup cable), designing your house, fishing, and planting trees and flowers. There's also great fun to be had in bashing neighbors you don't like over the head with your bug-catching net. :) -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 5, 2009, 8:37 am

Animal Planet - Random Topics
Right on the mark, SVN. I hate how they cleaned their lineup in favor of the "extreme" shows. They did it to appeal to an adult audience...well, I'm in the age group they're targeting, and even I think their new marketing plan sucks. Maybe instead of replacing the elephant and globe logo with that crappy one (It's not ANIMAL PLANET anymore, now it's ANI3AL PLANET!), they should have a shark skeleton with the words "Animal Planet" resting on a pile of coleslaw. Accented with a slice of lemon and a sprig of parsley. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 5, 2009, 8:21 am

Ice Cream - Random Topics
New ice cream topping: Politics! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 5, 2009, 7:58 am

Charlie's Angels - TV Shows
I actually prefered Cherryl...but without Kate Jackson the show went downhill! -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 4:06 am

Pirates of the Caribbean - Movie Series
The first movie was great, but when they changed half of the characters around for the second part (especially Norrigton) it was the beginning of the end. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 3:26 am

Leonardo DiCaprio - Celebrities
It's not the actor who sucked, it was the roles. Titanic was the worst what could have happend to him...well, the role gave him a lot of jobs, but sadly not the right jobs. Those roles nearly destroyed the talent which was still clearly visible in "The man in the iron mask". Luckily he now gets better jobs, like the one in "Catch me if you can". -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 3:15 am

Psych - TV Shows
Imho Psych only gets better each episode. "An Evening with Mr. Yang" was the best episode so far and the start of the new season looks very promising, too! (Plus, I prefer the new childactor for the young Shawn over the one in season one). -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 3:05 am

House - TV Shows
It jumped with the whole Tritter storyline...the whole thing was so idiotic! Why didn't they simply trew the detective out of the hospital? From then an everything went downhill...the cases became more and more unrealistic (even I know that a coma patient can't walk around), House became even more a jerk and downright dangerous, the clinic duty stopped (that was always the best part of the show) and the actors changed too. Now the show is a waste of time! -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 3:01 am

ALF - TV Shows
There are some episodes I can still laugh about...especially "Strangers in the night" and "Working my way back to you" -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 2:52 am

Sabrina the Teenage Witch - TV Shows
I never got why this show was so successfull...it was more or less a "hipper" revamp of "Out of this world". Who likes the eat the same meal twice? -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 2:45 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
I have never seen a Website ruined in such a short order! When I first saw the new design I first thought the Website went down for some reason...then I tried to navigate the thing and found self advertising, self advertising and even more selv advertising. The name of the site used to tell us what the theme of the site is...now it tells us, what the site itself is! -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on September 5, 2009, 2:37 am

Veganism - Random Topics
ROTFL, Brewmaster! That is hilarious! It really is that extreme. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 4, 2009, 8:19 pm

Ice Cream - Random Topics
Reminds me why I dont eat Ben and Jerry's. I hate having liberal politics jammed down my throat... and in this case with a tasty treat. Put some slaw and vinegar on that Sundae! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 6:56 pm

Ice Cream - Random Topics
Ben & Jerry's has just named one of their Ice Creams flavors "Hubby Hubby" in support of gay marriage. http://www.benjerry.com/hubbyhubby/ -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on September 4, 2009, 6:21 pm

Long John Silvers Seafood Shoppe - Random Topics
LJS has gotten worse since A&W became merged into their restaurants. Also they used to send out great couplons to really save money- now those have been replaced with some weak 99 cents off a meal ones. Come on LJS- you can do better, for god's sakes- dont BONE THE FISH- you ahve slaw and vinegar onsite!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 5:55 pm

Guns N Roses - Music Groups
Oddly- I got Chinese Democracy out of morbid curiousity...and it was actually a great album. I cant wait til the next release in 2026.... oh well...get out your vinegar and slaw... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 5:17 pm

Bonsai Kitten - Websites
Some people actually thought this was real. There really is one born every minute. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 4, 2009, 1:55 pm

DeLorean DMC-12 - Random Topics
The DeLorean rocks! Where can I get the same DeLorean used in "Back to the Future"... ;-) -- Submitted By: (SVN) on September 4, 2009, 1:20 pm

Animal Planet - Random Topics
Simply put: it became "The Monster Channel". No longer are we watching dog shows and family-friendly nature documentaries! Now we are seeing predators having their meal, and even worse, real-life stories on human beings being mutated from some disease-carrying insect or animal! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on September 4, 2009, 1:18 pm

Bon Jovi - Music Groups
Seriously- "F" this worn out group of tenny-bopper glam rockers turned Liberal political shills. Brewmaster hit the nail on the head, again. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 12:01 pm

Superman - Movie Series
Saw that Chris Reeves even had nice stuff to say about Richard Pryor and Superman III, but he had no comment about how bad the 4th film was in his auto biography. The drop off after the second film was severe. I just saw the Richard Donner cut of the film on DVD- that was totally awesome 80's at it's peak. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD, SON OF JOR-EL!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 12:00 pm

Basic Instinct - Movie Series
Show us your crotch again Sharon... oh wait nobody cares!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 11:58 am

Munsters, The - TV Shows
Pat Preist was just on Howard Stern this week, and I had forgotten what a classic wonderful show this was. Compared to the TV of 2009, this show shines even brighter in comparison. We probably wont ever have classic TV like this again- thanks reality TV!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on September 4, 2009, 11:58 am

Reading Rainbow - TV Shows
Still, it's sad to see it finally canceled. It was very much a part of a lot childhoods. I might be the only one but I felt like it ended when I decided to stop watching it. But to have it actually gone from the airwaves is an odd feeling. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on September 4, 2009, 12:32 am

Liam Neeson - Celebrities
...Like Star Wars: Episode I. -- Submitted By: (SamuraiPanda201) on September 3, 2009, 11:52 pm

TV Guide - Random Topics
Long before it bought out the JTS site, and long before it became a tabloid, TV Guide was, believe it or not, a magazine of some substance. My grandmother used to save TV Guides occasionally, from the late 60s up until about 1990. When I last looked through the collection, I was stunned at how different the content was back in that era. There were articles about TV shows and actors to be sure, but you also had articles about the industry itself, and even articles pertaining to world news. One cover from 1981 had an illustrated - yes, illustrated - portrait of Prince Charles and Princess Diana to commemorate their wedding. They actually had (gasp!) covers with people over the age of 40 on them! And of course, they had detailed local listings, and lots of them. But all of that has changed now. With the new magazine size came not only fewer listings but pointless tabloid fluff. You now have covers with headlines like "The Ten Sexiest Celebrities" and "Who looked sluttiest on this week's Dancing With The Stars?". I don't know if all of this is a consequence of the failing magazine industry, or perhaps just the dumbing down of America, all I know is that I want no part of TV Guide anymore (unless maybe there ends up being a toilet paper shortage in the near future). -- Submitted By: (Strenikstund) on September 3, 2009, 10:54 pm

New Coke - Random Topics
It wasn't so much a bad soda as it was an object lesson if focus grouping and the power of brand loyalty. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 3, 2009, 11:40 am

Lilo and Stitch - Movie Series
Hawaii + Elvis + aliens was a weird combination. And every theatrical Disney movie after Lilo and Stitch looks as though they were purposely made to be sucky. I'm crossing my fingers for The Princess and the Frog. Maybe, just maybe, it will be the movie that returns classic ink and paint films to theatres. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 3, 2009, 11:39 am

Wal-Mart - Random Topics
This is what I'm going by: www.peopleofwalmart.com -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on September 2, 2009, 11:52 am

Mad Magazine - Random Topics
Chubby: I agree that Mad is best enjoyed by a younger crowd, and I'm sure it's designed that way. I just wonder if they will be able to convey the disrespect of advertisers to their readers with the same effectiveness in a magazine that actually accepts advertising. In classic Mad, they could tear advertisers to shreds in good conscience because they didn't have to worry about the potential finacial impact of scaring off non-existant advertising from the publication. -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on September 2, 2009, 11:21 am

Curly Howard - Celebrities
Greatest...Stooge...Ever -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on September 1, 2009, 8:48 pm


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