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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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New WKRP in Cincinnati, The - TV Shows
Isn't it an accepted BTF/JTS rule that a TV show whose name begins with the word "new" is by definition a Day One Loser? (If it isn't, then it should be.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 3:41 am

Limp Bizkit - Music Groups
Fred, you're a drama queen and you always have been. You've picked fights with dozens - maybe hundreds - of other artists over the years, and they've always been for the most childish of reasons. Okay, we get that you like stirring things up, and that you are insecure and maybe still embarrassed at having washed out of the Navy. And if you want "He enjoyed inciting riots" carved on your tombstone, more power to you. Just don't expect us grownups to confuse your unfocused rants with sincere outrage at the world's injustices - or to buy your records; the field of nu metal is populated by much better bands than yours. (Would you like me to name twenty of them for you, tough guy?) Now go home and put on some big-boy pants. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 3:30 am

Thanksgiving - Random Topics
Dol, I'm sorry to hear your family is so messed up. Mine, however, is not, and I'd imagine there are as many well-adjusted families like mine in this country - families that are capable of getting together for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter without fights breaking out - as there are basket-case families. (And I'm sure you'd agree that many dysfunctional families are the way they are for reasons of their own making.) I also suspect you are exaggerating - for the usual predictable purposes of political advocacy - the degree to which the American family has sunk. (Whether you truly believe what you described in your last post, or whether you have maybe been influenced by too many of those cliched combative-family-get-together scenes in Hollywood movies, I can't say.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 2:55 am

Donald Trump - Celebrities
How do all the family-values voters who support Trump in these polls reconcile his frequent love-fest appearances on the Howard Stern Show? How do the civic-minded GOPers who like him reconcile his spotty personal voting record? And how does any card-carrying conservative explain the campaign contributions Trump has given to folks like Hillary Clinton and John Kerry and Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy? (And that's just since 1990!) Is Obama Derangement Syndrome really that devastating to brain cells? (Answer: Yes, and thanks for asking.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 2:22 am

Judge Judy - TV Shows
I'd pay serious bucks to see that confrontation too. My own thoughts about this disgusting hag were just posted on the "Reality TV" page. Frankly, though, I feel no particular sympathy for the dolts who are so eager to appear on her show; they are there, rather than in a real courtroom, solely because they are attention whores like she is, and in that sense they deserve a certain measure of the verbal abuse they receive from her. But much of that abuse really is needless, except perhaps as a means of drawing viewers. Bottom line: Wouldn't it be wonderful to see Sheindlin on the receiving end of the sort of venom she's so happy to spit at others? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 2:01 am

Reality Television - Random Topics
My least favorite programs of this sort are the "judge" shows. Granted, our legal system is already a joke, but reducing a courtroom case - well, okay, a courtroom arbitration procedure - to a half hour of ha-ha entertainment strikes me as grossly exploitative. No one involved in these shows seems to care much about justice: The plaintiff and defendant - which I'm sure most of you have noted are often the product of Trailer Park America - are there primarily because they want to be on TV; the audience - and heaven knows what sorts of dingdongs are in those audiences - is there to see fireworks; and the judge - who damn well ought to know better - is there to mug and preen and crack jokes. And yes, the Big Kahuna of the genre, "Judge Judy", is the worst offender. Never mind that she is needlessly rude and abrasive; there are plenty of judges NOT on TV who employ that shtick, mostly for reasons having to do with ego gratification. What bothers me most about Judith Sheindlin is that she presents her show as a sort of public service, to educate us about matters of civil law, when in fact all she is doing is exploiting unhappy people in order to get a huge paycheck and all the perks that come with celebrity status. I'd love to see her be coaxed onto a live broadcast, where an articulate critic would (figuratively) jump out of the bushes, ala Stone Phillips, and give her a sound belittling in front of the entire country. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 1:44 am

Liberalism - Random Topics
I can't speak to Googalslosh's political status, which I don't know, but I can say I agree with his/her comment. (Well, not the "idiot" part.) It IS true that neither conservatism nor liberalism (as we define them today) has all the answers, or is consistently correct (or consistently logical), or has a monopoly on moral probity. Nor is namecalling, or character assassination, a tactic employed by one side only (as WE ALL know). All too many of the criticisms aimed at one ideology can as easily be applied to the other. That's why those of us who are in the center tend to accept the most sensible parts of both ideologies (and of libertarianism too) and discard the rest. Across-the-board liberalism and across-the-board conservatism are both exercises in cluelessness, and an America completely dominated by either one of them would be a nightmarish place. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 12:55 am

Stanley Kubrick - Celebrities
How can you hold that against Kubrick? The movie is supposed to be disturbing. I do agree that Eyes Wide Shut was rather a poor swan song to such a fine career. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 10:52 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
I'm OK with spinach. It tastes acceptable. At least it's not disgusting like lima beans. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:43 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
The 60s gave us the space age and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, among other goods things. However, it also brought a lot of bad things as well: communism gaining popularity, drug abuse, and more. Mixed feelings here. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:40 pm

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Old habits die hard, I guess. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:33 pm

Hotels - Random Topics
"I don't play a doormat very convincingly." And you shouldn't. Glad you got a better job out of it. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:33 pm

Hillary Clinton - Celebrities
Marcus' comment was made during the vote stacking period, hence the lack of a Never Boned vote. Marcus' anger was directed at the person/people doing all the vote stacking. However, people are free to their opinions. One more thing: if you want there to be a Never Boned reason, submit it yourself if you want. There's no penalty in doing it. In fact, submitting reasons will cause your BTF Rating to go up. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:22 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
When I was in the cards section of Target yesterday, I saw something that made me roll my eyes: the Justin Bieber sticker album. Yeah, the ones you buy sticker packets for. I don't despise him, but he's too overhyped. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 28, 2011, 9:21 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
BTW, probably the biggest problem I have with certain commercials are how some are extremely loud. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 28, 2011, 5:48 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
I've actually seen some of those medical commercials that spend more time talking about the side-effects than the benefits. While I give them credit for being honest, I'm always left thinking "Who would buy that product if a side-effect includes death?" -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 28, 2011, 5:40 pm

Pantera - Music Groups
I don't understand why people base their view of Pantera - if and when it boned - on an event (Dime's death) which occurred a full year after the band broke up. Phil basically ended the band in 2003; Dime and Vinnie then formed Damageplan. It's fair to say Damageplan boned when Dime was killed; in fact, the band pretty much melted away after that. But Pantera did not exist at the time of Dime's death, and thus it could not have boned because of that death. Right? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:53 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
I used to think commercials boned ages ago. Then along came those delightful ads for medical products with the voiceovers that spend more time telling you about the horrendous side effects than they do about the product's benefits. (The ads featuring the matching bathtubs are my favorite, though I don't recall the product's name or what it's supposed to do, other than that it can potentially give you a four-hour erection and then KILL YOUR ASS STONE DEAD.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:36 pm

Zero Tolerance Policies - Random Topics
Zero-tolerance policies are the lazy person's guide to people management. Examining each case on its individual merits, and making their decisions accordingly, require managers to use their brains. Making an official zero-tolerance policy (with its attendant mandatory penalty) the final arbitor in a case allows managers to avoid having to use their brains (or at least whatever critical thinking skills they possess). This is why your more dull-witted management types embrace such policies. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:25 pm

Hillary Clinton - Celebrities
Earth to Marcus: Please note there is no "Never Boned" option on this page (at least as of late April 2011). And having an opinion which differs from yours does not make someone an asshole. (Insulting people you don't know, however, comes awfully close to making you one.) I say this as someone who neither likes nor trusts Ms Clinton. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:06 pm

Will Smith - Celebrities
I'm glad I'm not the only who felt that way about Will Smith's kids so-called careers. Nepotism is right. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 28, 2011, 1:14 pm

Michael Jordan - Celebrities
The guy understood the concept of "team". He understood that it's not supposed to be five selfish ego-drunk primadonnas out there on the court. He understood that no matter how good you are, sometimes you have to subordinate your desire for personal glory to the need to get the job done. Michael Jordan understood that there is glory, and tremendous value, in humility. His greatness came as much from that understanding as it did from his abilities. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 8:06 am

Law - Random Topics
Oh brother. I'd say more but what's the point? "Dang them ol' libruls anyhow...." -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 7:50 am

Will Smith - Celebrities
I know nepotism is Hollyweird's middle name, but I think Mr. Smith is pushing his children's careers a little too hard... -- Submitted By: (earmark72) on April 28, 2011, 7:49 am

Titus - TV Shows
A daring program that deserved a longer life than it ended up having. And if you didn't feel better about your own family after watching an episode, you were either not paying close enough attention or you have a really horrible family. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 7:43 am

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
DolFan, I give you kind of a hard time sometimes, but I do appreciate your answering my questions here. Not really knowing much about him, I didn't know he had a particularly obnoxious attitude about his place in the world. I just figured he was an overpromoted kid with a decent voice who makes young girls happy and makes parents scratch their heads. That struck me as harmless enough, and certainly not hateworthy. Nor have I felt put upon by the entertainment media to view him as a national treasure. (Actually, I'm pretty sure the entertainment media doesn't even bother trying to engage iconoclastic old farts like me.) Thanks again for the replies, and I hope the Dolphins have a good year. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 4:12 am

High School - Random Topics
All I'll say about high school is that it would be nice to jump in a time machine and go back to that era. I'd befriend all the unpopular kids, knock the bullies on their asses, make fun of all the stuck-up "popular" girls to their faces, and just be a general rabble-rouser. Then I'd go home and thank my mom and dad for being such good parents. (They'd both faint, of course.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:51 am

Sally Field - Celebrities
Well, except that isn't all she's doing, as the above mini-bio indicates; she's on a moderately successful TV series (for which she has won an Emmy and been nominated for two more), and has a major supporting role in next year's 4th Spider Man movie. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:38 am

Verve, The - Music Groups
The Verve boned in 1999 when they broke up after their third album. The reunion album of 2008 was the merest echo of the band's former greatness; it told me they had long since said everything there was for them to say. Wisely, they appear to have called it quits yet again. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:20 am

Sammy Hagar - Music Groups
Meh. A conventional mass-market rocker and nothing more. Compared to the warp-speed metal I favor, Sammy does indeed only drive 55. In fact, he's that old guy in the rusty '83 Buick who's poking along well below the speed limit and ensuring that I'll be late for work. Move over, Gramps! -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 3:05 am

Bay City Rollers, The - Music Groups
Bands like this were the reason the punk movement had to be created. (It's the exact same principle behind the need to develop the atomic bomb: To defeat the forces of darkness.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 2:58 am

Seattle - Random Topics
I'll get this started. Seattle can be an exasperating place - preposterous taxes, murderous traffic, a nitwit-heavy city council, and an overabundance of snobs - but it's not going to be boning any fish anytime soon. (Its sports teams are another matter....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 2:51 am

IHOP - Random Topics
What the execs are too dumb to understand is that a workplace in which upselling is aggressively encouraged will communicate the clear message to a customer that he or she is viewed by the company as nothing more than a walking wallet. And on the planet where I live - which is clearly a different planet than these execs reside on - your average customer doesn't appreciate getting that message. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 2:34 am

Snopes - Websites
I can't count the number of times I've been able, with the help of Snopes, to debunk some piece of hysterical silliness sent to me by a worried or outraged friend or relative. Having to deprogram folks on such a frequent basis is a melancholy task, but at least I have a ready ally when needed. (Of course, some people will express their embarrassment at having been hoodwinked by lashing out at the deprogrammer, so a thick skin helps.) What always amazes me is that the folks who fall the hardest for disinformation-packed forwarded emails are often the ones who seem to have the sharpest senses about the world around them. But, as any con artist or telemarketer can tell you, smart people are easier to fool than dumb people. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 2:23 am

Facebook - Websites
Seven hundred million members. That is just creepy. Sometimes I feel like Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers; I look at all my friends and relatives, and I wonder if they, and their seven hundred million fellow travelers, are still human.........or if they've all become Pod People. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 2:01 am

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
It has been pointed out, and sensibly so, that our foolish Iraq enterprise deprived us of the services in Afghanistan of a good many troops who could have dramatically improved our chances of capturing or killing OBL. Personally, though, I suspect that half a million troops might not have been enough for the job. Sadly, history offers us too many examples of really bad people dying -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 1:41 am

Jeff Conaway - Celebrities
Kids, you too could end up looking like Keith Richards if you don't behave yourselves... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 1:25 am

UPS - Random Topics
My dog casts a firm vote for "Boned on Day 1"; he hates the local UPS driver and his truck like nothing else on Earth. The FedEx guy he's okay with, and he's even friendly to visiting Mormons and Jehovah's Witlesses. But that UPS dude is something else altogether... (I'm told other dogs share his aversion, but I'm damned if I can figure it out.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 1:18 am

Wiseguy - TV Shows
I agree that when Wahl left, there was little reason to hang around. And Roger Lococco turning out to be one of the good guys was a crashing disappointment. ("Tell me it ain't true, Buckwheat!") The first two storylines - featuring Ray Sharkey and Kevin Spacey, respectively - were the only ones I found interesting, though I tuned in to the later Garment District story just to see Jerry Lewis and Ron Silver, and a then-unknown Stanley Tucci, chew up the scenery. The Dead Dog Records story was only saved from serious lameness by Tim Curry's performance, and the Mafia succession story at the start of season 3 was just comic-book silly (even with such luminaries as Chazz Palminteri and Michael Chiklis). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 1:09 am

Lawyers - Random Topics
I can't remember; it was about fifteen years ago. I only know it was probably fairly mind, as I told it to a coworker in my bookstore. But it was enough to trigger the lawyer's instincts and confirm the general charmlessness of that species. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 28, 2011, 12:46 am

Samuel L. Jackson - Celebrities
Samuel L. Jackson can make any movie watchable with him in it, even the bad ones he still that good. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 27, 2011, 7:36 pm

Denzel Washington - Celebrities
That man is bone-proof. I couldn't think at a point when he bone or not. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 27, 2011, 7:23 pm

Sitcom - Random Topics
I think I started to notice when a sitcom lasted longer than it should have (mostly the 90's ones), it either turning almost unrealisticaly cartoonish or into a almost full-ledge melodramtic forgeting the comedy part. Cartoonish I don't mind, at least they still trying to keep it funny but dramedy is bad because it seem like they focus too much on the character devolpment too hard, the forget it's a comedy also. I don't see it too much in today's sitcoms though, as they keep a good balance between comedy and some drama. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 27, 2011, 7:09 pm

Countdown with Keith Olbermann - TV Shows
Wait, why is Never Jumped on the board? THIS IS BONE THE FISH!!! Not the trash TV Guide destroyed! The prefered way is to say "Never Boned" -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on April 27, 2011, 6:32 pm

Joe Satriani - Music Groups
I say still rocks, but his formula has become tired a bit. Kinda hard to followup great albums like Surfing and Flying though. -- Submitted By: (MyWordIsGospel) on April 27, 2011, 3:58 pm

Cure, The - Music Groups
I say still rocks, since Robert still plays a lot of his older great material with new sounds and just has so many great songs. Unfortunately, I have to agree with the other poster that the band's actual recordings have been in a nosedive since Disentegration. Happens to every great band I guess... -- Submitted By: (MyWordIsGospel) on April 27, 2011, 3:53 pm

Foo Fighters - Music Groups
They definitely still rock. They kinda started to bone a little when There's Nothing Left to Lose came out with an overly poppy sound but luckily they didn't stick with that and aren't afraid to explore new ground as well as rock out hard. Wasting Light might be the band's best complete record ever. -- Submitted By: (MyWordIsGospel) on April 27, 2011, 3:49 pm

Sonic Drive-In - Random Topics
I do not go to Sonic for the food per se, but for the wide assortment of shakes, slushes, sodas, and limeades. No other fast food joint has such a variety! -- Submitted By: (earmark72) on April 27, 2011, 3:05 pm

Oakland Raiders - Random Topics
The move to L.A. was the boning moment. The team had some decent seasons there (1984 Super Bowl champions) and some great players like Marcus Allen and Bo Jackson, but the team became a fan favorite of L.A.-based gangs and soon the place was too dangerous to play at. This made people stay away from the stadium and home games to be known more for knife fights and violence rather than the games. Sure, Oakland was pretty rough too, but it looked like Pleasentville in comparison. The strange thing is, even after Al Davis moved the team back to Oakland, people in L.A. still act like the Raiders are their home team. I can't tell you how many cars with Raiders bumper stickers I've seen or how sporting goods stores have Raiders gear next to Lakers, Dodgers and Trojans gear. Also, Oakland hasn't been nearly as loyal since the return and who would blame them? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 27, 2011, 10:24 am

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Travoltron- JUST FINALLY check out GI JOE RESOLUTE. Wow, it was the GI joe cartoon we all wanted to see as kids. 5 named characters dead, hundreds of Cobra Blue shirts killed, well animated and just kick ass. If you liked GI JOE- get GI JOE Resolute today. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 27, 2011, 7:34 am

Hotels - Random Topics
Robert, I lost my last job for doing exactly that. (Well, I don't recall there being any profanity.) Luckily another hotel - a much nicer one - hired me within a couple of months. (I'm a night auditor so I don't get too many nasty-tempered customers, which is just as well because I don't play a doormat very convincingly.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 4:10 am

Oakland Raiders - Random Topics
I liked them in the '70s - the Madden-Stabler era. Then The Owner Who Shall Remain Nameless lost his last marble around 1980, and the Raiders have degenerated since then into a no-class franchise. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 4:02 am

Mobile Phones - Random Topics
I like to be able to check the news and sports scores on my PDA on the way to and from work. And the camera has been nice for capturing Adorable Baby Moments. Ironically, the weakest feature is the phone itself. I don't know if cellphones have boned yet, but cellphone culture has been sliding down a muddy slope since texting began to give way to sexting, and the number of YouTube teenage fight videos began to outnumber funny pet vids. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 3:45 am

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
I'm sure you authoritarian types will excuse my New Agey verbiage here: The Phelps cult has generated so much bad karma in the last 20+ years that its fate is sure to be extremely gruesome. And if that fate includes fire, I'll be there with some marshmallows on a stick. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 3:33 am

Woodstock - Random Topics
Lots of good music by the artists. Lots of silly behavior by the participants. Lots of post-event myth-making by fans. Lots of over-the-top condemnation by BTF members. Newsflash, people: The '60s were neither the best of times nor the worst of times. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 3:25 am

New York Dolls - Music Groups
They made a career of being lousy musicians as did the whole genre of punk. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 27, 2011, 3:16 am

New York Dolls - Music Groups
Circus Magazine can kiss my ass. The Dolls rocked as viciously as anybody back in the day. They were punk before punk was even barely understood - that's a good thing, by the way - and the fact that the stodgy mainstream music publications of the era couldn't comprehend them is more a reflection on those publications than it is on the band. Set aside the lurid outfits and androgynous appearance; the first two albums these guys created were groundbreaking and gutsy - and, as it turned out, hugely influential. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 3:06 am

Indie Music - Random Topics
BrewMaster's translation needs some work. Mass-market artists are not necessarily "better" than obscure artists; they're just more well known (and generally more marketable). There are only two meaningful differences between U2 and, say, Sonic Youth: One, the size of their respective labels, and the exposure they've gotten as a result; and two, U2 is very conventional and formulaic, and doesn't engage in any sort of experimentation, or indeed in anything that challenges the listener, whereas Sonic Youth has been pushing the creative envelope for the last 30 years. If you prefer artists who play it safe and don't color outside the lines, and who are as much products as they are musicians, big-box bands are for you. Some of us, however, are a bit more adventurous. It has nothing to do with being "cool", and everything to do with a disinclination to follow the herd (or the corporations egging on the herd). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 2:42 am

Scrubs - TV Shows
See? A TV show can feature an actor named McGinley and not suck. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 27, 2011, 2:07 am

Super Friends - TV Shows
This was an interesting case because the show started out as complete garbage due to early '70's "sensitivities" and then improved as it went along. It probably did peak with the "Challenge" season (the only season that I actually bothered to purchase), but IIRC the last couple of seasons were pretty good too, even if they were toy commercials. The final season even depicted Batman's origin, which had never been done before onscreen. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 26, 2011, 11:29 pm

Out of Jimmy's Head - TV Shows
I say that this show was the beginning of CN's end. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 26, 2011, 11:05 pm

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Music Groups
True story: one of my friends wants "Lucky Man" to be played at his funeral. I think that's the coolest thing ever. (Not that I want him dying anytime soon of course.) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:46 pm

France - Random Topics
What France needs to realize is that American tourism is a major part of their economy. It's time for them to decide whether they want us or not. None of us are under any obligation to go there. BTW it's always been a life goal of mine to French kiss a French woman, but it'll have to happen here in America because even I wouldn't travel all the way to France to be insulted 24/7 just for that. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:45 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Easy there ChubbyRain, Soggy was just stating his opinion like we all do. I personally like the discourse with him. I did try to warn him that attempting to tell others on an opinion based site what they should think was a bad idea but alas, it was too late I see :-( I want Soggy to stay. He interests me. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:42 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
The thing is, I actually like spinach. Popeye did clear me of all delusions that just eating spinach or any vegetable alone would make me twice as big and it would be all muscle. That's what steroids and HGH are for. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:36 pm

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
The sad part is, I watched the same movie. To this day, I still have no idea who decided it was so important to have Rosie O' Donnell in bondage gear. I blame her. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 26, 2011, 5:34 pm

South Park - TV Shows
I like the fact that South Park ripping everyone and actually sticks by it. The douche and turd-sandwich episode is a perfect example of them making fun of all of them (Liberal, Conservatives, Republicans, and Democrats). And they are the only ones that has balls to make fun on $cieneolgy, twice (the Tom Crusie episode and the Return of Chef), while even Family Guy is too afraid to. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 3:20 pm

Popeye - TV Shows
That's ironic that the chicken restaurant which is named after him or the has the same name as him who's eat nothing but spinach. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 3:05 pm

George Clooney - Celebrities
He's a male version of Megan Fox: a pretty boy with all mouth, or she's a female version of him? hmmm... -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 2:58 pm

Bristol Palin - Celebrities
I couldn't argee with you more Robert. They can disargee with Sarah Palin and Obama all they want but when they started to picking on children especially minors base on who they related to then that's going too far. BTW, just a moment ago, before I clicked on the comments, one of sponsored ads called Townhall.com had Sarah Palin face on there (along with Mick Rimmey and others I don't know). That's kinda spooky! -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 26, 2011, 2:48 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Let me throw my hat in the ring for the defense of Bone the Fish! I love Bone the Fish because every one is entitled to their opinion and that's what makes it great. I like the fact we can go on here, talk about movies, TV shows, music, celebrities, etc., state what we honestly think, and have spirited debate with others on the board. In short, that's what this website is, an opinion board. If we all just agreed and it was nothing but the village of the happy people, I, speaking for myself, would be bored stiff. And not everyone just rags on everything. There are plenty of topics with positive feedback as well. I like I can go here with and state how crazy Donald Trump, Woody Allen, and Angelina Jolie are and hear what other people have to say. I like that I can discuss with others on this board if Back the Future boned with Part III or not. I like that some of us disagree on when Van Halen boned: when Sammy joined, when Gary joined, or never. That's what makes this board fun. Sure, for a while the board leaned left and lately it has leaned right, but political biases will always factor into opinions as well. In the end, we're just a bunch of people from all over sharing our opinions with each other. What's wrong with that? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 26, 2011, 1:28 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
I think BTF >> JTS then and now. If you think the politics is bad here, you might not have visited JTS enough. People got really vicious if they felt you were of "the wrong party". For example, on the Family Guy page, some people criticized it for bashing religion, among other reasons. Seth's fans accused them of being pro-Bush/religious fanatics/Republicans, so they tore into them without mercy. Here, the disagreements are far more civil. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 11:17 am

France - Random Topics
There's a difference between being proud of your country and being disdainful of others'. The French have a reputation for being snooty (never been there, so I can neither confirm nor deny). -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 11:00 am

Bristol Palin - Celebrities
Children are NOT fair game. Period. Leave Palin's kids alone, and leave Obama's kids alone. One guy called Trig Palin (who has down syndrome) "retarded" for no other reason than being the son of Sarah, whom he hates. Trig's only a toddler! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:50 am

Arlen Specter - Celebrities
It's OK for a person of a political leaning to disagree with things their party believes in. It shouldn't make them DINOs, RINOs, LINOs (Libertarian in name only), or IINOs (Indepedent in name only). Arlen changed from one party to another and back again. I think he has an identity crisis. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:47 am

Popeye - TV Shows
When I was little, seeing Popeye get big muscles after eating spinach made me want to eat spinach. However, when I saw no big muscles on myself, I went, "Forget spinach!" -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:40 am

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
Auggh!! Why did you put that image in my head?! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:39 am

George Clooney - Celebrities
Not taking sides or starting a fight (he has a right to say or believe whatever he wants, as does anyone), but one example of a person biting the hand that feeds them would be Michael Moore. He rails against capitalism, and he hates the rich, encouraging people to go against them. However, he himself has millions of dollars in his possession. So no one's allowed to be rich but him? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:38 am

Waiting For God - TV Shows
October 19, 2010: Graham Crowden, the actor who played Tom Ballard, passed away. I have a vision of Tom and Basil getting into hijinks in Heaven. RIP Tom and Basil. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:37 am

Angelina Jolie - Celebrities
BTF doesn't have only bashing. There are positive things said of many topics here. Check out Invader Zim: no criticisms, and only one Day One vote. Patrick Stewart has only positive things said of him and a perfect Never Boned rating. If someone is good, then we praise them. They suck, we bash them. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:36 am

Donald Trump - Celebrities
Donald Trump for president? Really? He's not president material, IMHO. And the birther nonsense just seals his fate. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:34 am

South Park - TV Shows
South Park is more conservative than a lot of shows out there (The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc.). Unlike them, South Park slams both sides: the idiot liberals and the idiot conservatives. Idiots come from both sides of the political spectrum, as well as in between. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 26, 2011, 10:34 am

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Soggy- are you retarded? You are being subjected to opinions you don't like and dont like the site. Please- leave and go create your own website. People like you make me laugh, take a shower and wash the sand out of your pussy and stop whining like a boned fish. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 26, 2011, 4:31 am

Big Bang Theory - TV Shows
Is it just me or is this basically some pathetic rip-off of "That 70's Show"? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 25, 2011, 11:30 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
First, why would anyone submit a topic here just to say it was perfectly fine? This is a site BASED on criticism, not on insisting something is great whether it is or not. Second, it's never a good idea on a site whose focus is on the expression of opinions to order people not to express certain opinions. That never ends well. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 10:38 pm

Grace Jones - Music Groups
She made ten albums between 1977 and 1989. Allmusic.com gives three of them 4.5 stars out of 5. (Make of that what you will.) She actually has an interesting voice when she sings in a conventional manner. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 10:08 pm

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Music Groups
Their music was kind of pretentious, but that was part of its charm. And "Lucky Man" still gives me chills after 40 years. Still, ELP hit the wall in the late '70s and never recovered. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 9:56 pm

Far Side, The - Random Topics
If I believed in deities I would declare that Gary Larson is God. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 9:39 pm

Night Gallery - TV Shows
Several episodes were adapted from stories by H.P. Lovecraft, August Derleth, Algernon Blackwood, Robert Bloch and Richard Matheson - all masters of sci-fi-tinged horror. And of course every '70s TV actor of note seems to have appeared in them. The theme music - composed by the same guy who composed the theme to The Night Stalker - was suitably creepy, and the show employed a number of excellent directors (including a young chap named Spielberg). I enjoyed Night Gallery immensely. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 9:34 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
There is far too much politically-charged rhetoric here. In that respect JTS was superior because its narrow focus - on TV shows only - provided far fewer opportunities for politically-obsessed people to inject their political views into the conversation. I know some people here are just itching to tell us all what they think about the left or the right, even when doing so is only minimally related to the subject at hand. (As if there are not already TONS of sites, devoted to political debates and whatnot, which they can visit to feed their need.) But must the rest of us be subjected to those views, over and over and over again? Can't we take a break from the stupid Left vs Right War and just have fun here? And I'm sorry but people who submit a new subject just for the purpose of bashing it into the ground really do need to take a hard look at themselves. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 8:56 pm

National Public Radio - Random Topics
I don't listen to NPR that much. A few of their programs are good like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. But I do think that latest sting video conservative filmaker James O Keefe did hurt their rep. Now I know that the video was severely altered to fit with O Keefe's political propaganda but reguardless, it has put them in a dark light as Congress keeps trying to defund them. It is hard to decide wether to defund NPR as that would mean some stations would have to go dark, but it would be interesting to see if they could actually continue without the feds breathing down their back. -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on April 25, 2011, 8:20 pm

Unidentifed Flying Objects (UFOs) - Random Topics
Yeah, but if I'm an alien, I'd prefer test subjects who were fairly representative of the human species. (You know, folks with NORMAL brains and livers.) Besides, these must be dimwitted aliens because it's taking them an awfully long time - decades, it seems - to get our innards figured out. I call bullshit on the entire notion of alien visitations. Humanity has been broadcasting radio signals into space for a mere century, which means those signals have traveled about 100 lightyears. The odds of a spacefaring civilization living as close as 50 lightyears from Earth - that's 50 years for the earliest radio signals to reach them, a couple of days for them to immediately jump into their spaceships, and 50 more years for those spaceships, traveling at light-speed, to arrive here today - are pretty dim, if one considers that there are only a handful of stars that close to our solar system. (Besides, these alleged sightings have been taking place for a loooong time; the aliens would have had to depart their planet BEFORE the invention of radio on Earth, which begs the question of why they came this way in the first place. Subject this stuff to logic and hard science, and it falls to pieces. But it's romantic, and it feeds the psychological needs of some people, so it will continue to be believed (at least for as long as our public schools continue to do a poor job of teaching our kids). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 8:18 pm

Chia Pets - Random Topics
I'm holding out for the Chia Chupacabra, the Chia Jersey Devil, the Chia Sasquatch, and the Chia Dennis Rodman. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 7:43 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
I hate to echo an earlier submission, but when the hair on the actors began reaching unrealistic lengths, and the episodes began to be preposterously surreal, and the audience reactions to every-single-thing-Henry-Winkler-said-or-did began to drown out everything else, the fish of Milwaukee began to lose their bones.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 25, 2011, 7:38 pm

Michelle Pfeiffer - Celebrities
So YOU were the other guy? Sorry about that Soggy. If it's any consolation, after our torrid fling she wound up not marrying me either ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:34 pm

South Park - TV Shows
First of all Soggy, by the "right people" I was referring more to celebs than anything else. Although I suppose they would pretty much all be on the left :-) Second, it's okay to make a statement when it illustrates how absurd American culture has become. Okay with me that is, I'm guessing your mileage may vary :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:26 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
Okay, I'll answer those questions one by one. "Would you have Bieber forgo a musical career altogether out of some high-minded desire to avoid being packaged and sold as he has been?" A resounding YES!!! Oh dear God yes. We'd ALL have been better off. "That's my point: Never mind what these coldblooded corporate entities have done with him; what specifically has HE done to earn not only disdain but naked contempt from so many grownups?" Actually believing his own hype and believing he really is better than everyone else, for starters. "And what could he have done to have avoided that contempt?" Um, not trying to be famous just to be famous for one thing. Not deciding to act like a total jerkass for another. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:21 pm

Angelina Jolie - Celebrities
Oh Soggy, you know you really like us and you're addicted to this place :-) Plus thanks for drawing my attention to this. I can't believe I hadn't posted here before. Probably because I didn't want to bother giving Angelina any more attention than she already has and clearly craves. She also seems like one of those women who'd throw things at you when you got into the slightest argument, or wake you up with a gun barrel in your mouth, or change the locks when you went to work or the store one day. Not that *I've* ever had any experience with those things of course :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:17 pm

BoneTheFish.com - Websites
Politicians, political parties and religions should DEFINITELY be here, otherwise it's just all about celebs and TV shows, and that would be too boring. I love how this site has expanded on the original concept that way. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:12 pm

France - Random Topics
The only way in which the French are genuinely superior to everyone else is in the rudeness department. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 25, 2011, 7:09 pm

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