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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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Major League Soccer (MLS) - Random Topics
MLS is growing. Sure, it isn't at the European level yet and has a ways to go to get there, but they are getting some decent players joining the league and some cities are getting sizable followings such as L.A., Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and Toronto. At the pace it's going, in 10-15 years, it should be on the level of NHL, even potentially the NBA. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 30, 2011, 12:13 am

Pixar Animation Studios - Random Topics
I don't want to jump to conclusions, but Pixar has been worrying me lately with their dependence on sequels. I mean, Toy Story 3 was a great film, and what should be a perfect ending to the trilogy. But now Tom Hanks is saying that they're working on a fourth movie, which just seems like overkill. This after they dropped Cars 2, an inferior sequel to what was already their worst-received film. And they've got a sequel to Monsters Inc. lined up, and possibly even )heaven forbid) Cars 3! It's really starting to look like Pixar is more concerned with money than with making quality films. It's spreading to Disney's main animation unit (which Pixar's John Lassetter runs) as well, with the new Winnie the Pooh film also seemingly made with money in mind (and I love the old Pooh shorts). I know the film industry is a business and money needs to be made, but why compromise the high reputation that Pixar worked so hard to create? At least the next movie slated to come out (Brave) is an original, so hopefully that will make me feel better about their outlook. -- Submitted By: (mjb1124) on June 29, 2011, 1:01 pm

Major League Soccer (MLS) - Random Topics
I've really enjoyed watching MLS this season. Sure they are not as skilled as English Premier League but I like having the connection to my own country. Soccer is growing pretty well in the USA, especially on the west coast. To anyone who doesn't know, Soccer broadcasts are always uninterrupted. No commercial breaks during the game. This is true of the English Premier Leauge too. That's one of the best things about watching soccer. -- Submitted By: (wilddrawfour) on June 29, 2011, 10:00 am

Sagging - Random Topics
Well, to make a token effort at defending the TSA, Mr. Scanty Pants was a lot less likely than Mr. Saggy Pants to be concealing any weapons, just by virtue of their respective attire. Not that I give a rat's rump about defending the TSA, mind you, but in the interest of intellectual honesty it needed to be said. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 29, 2011, 7:19 am

Major League Soccer (MLS) - Random Topics
To counter, some countries have a "Preimer League", yet if you are a soccer fan, you know THE Preimer League is in England. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 25, 2011, 9:40 pm

Myspace - Random Topics
Does anybody still uses Myspace or Myspace even exist anymore? I think both Facebook and Twitter killed it. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 25, 2011, 6:51 pm

Major League Soccer (MLS) - Random Topics
What I don't get about Major League Soccer is it's name. It's not a major soccer league. From what I hear from die hard soccer fans 95 percent of the other leagues in Europe and 40 percent in South America have better players and play then the MLS. The MLS is a D level soccer league. D level is major league? -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on June 25, 2011, 9:35 am

Sagging - Random Topics
I agree with that. You don't allow a guy on a plane who's pants are halfway down his rear, yet you allow some old fart who is wearing pretty much just lingere?!? The next thing I think that airline will be doing is cutting a check to the guy (with the sagging pants). -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 24, 2011, 5:59 pm

Sagging - Random Topics
Oh BTW- on the subject of 'sagging', the city of Fort Worth, TX now is barring passengers who insist on 'sagging' from using public transportation. Either you hike up your britches or you cannot board the bus. Their motto is "Pull up your pants or find another ride." I LOVE IT!! LOL -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 24, 2011, 9:37 am

Sagging - Random Topics
Okay, so it looks as if my original attempted post did not go through after all. Putting it succinctly, I've made it clear that I'm no fan of 'sagging' however, I watched the video that was embedded in the article and I must say that the gentleman handled himself with GREAT restraint under the circumstances (and as I understand it, he did ultimately cooperate fully with authorities and left the plane without incident). He did offer what could be considered a reasonable explanation as to why he was 'sagging' in the first place. My only comment about that to the gentleman would be 'Next time, wear some clothes that fit better.' What hacks me off the most about this is the obvious double standard on the part of the airline in that thery allowed the scantily clad cross-dresser to fly and that even after other passengers complained, nothing was done by staff to correct the situation. THAT is what grinds my gears. I'm sorry, but if they are going to hold one passenger accountable for not being appropriately dressed by reasonable community standards then certainly they should hold ALL passengers accountable for their choice in attire. Sounds as if the suits at US Airways need to have a meeting and form a committee to cobble together a passenger dress code to nip these types of situations in the bud. I won't be surprised to hear of a discrimination lawsuit filed against US Airways over the sagging incident in light of the fact they allowed a scantily clad cross-dresser to fly without incident. (NOTE: this post is not to be construed as an attack upon scantily clad cross-dressers. Not my cup of tea but, I'm a 'live and let live' kind of guy and I say to each their own). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 24, 2011, 9:34 am

4Kids Entertainment - Random Topics
Everything 4kids touched has turned to crap, huh? Not suprise that the TMNT DVD's episodes is out of order putting the Demon-Shedder arc or the "Lost" season as they called it after the Fast Forward arc like they shown on TV. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 23, 2011, 7:27 pm

4Kids Entertainment - Random Topics
Putting the turtles into the future? Sounds a lot like The Flintstones meet the Jetsons. Or when the Smurfs did the same thing. How did that turn out, again? Some people never learn. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 23, 2011, 12:35 pm

Sagging - Random Topics
Being arrested just for wearing baggy pants on a plane? Watch out, those baggy pants might be hiding Osama's second in command. Airport security isn't exactly known for being reasonable. TSA groping? Poor guy would probably get a bullet hole to the forehead if he were caught chewing gum. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 23, 2011, 12:28 pm

Sagging - Random Topics
$&%7!! Dropped my mouse so, because of the posting delay I don't know if the comment I was making was sent through (accidentally). If it was, I will write a continuation of my thought if/when it shows up.... -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 23, 2011, 9:29 am

4Kids Entertainment - Random Topics
These guys really bungled the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise as well. A shame, because the 2003 reboot started out so strong, too. They released the episodes out of order on the DVDs. And then some idiot executive got the idea, "Let put the Turtles in the FYUUUCHURRR!" (A lame gimmick.) Then these idiots at 4Kids and FOX threw out an ENTIRE SEASON of completed episodes in favor of airing the futuristic "Fast Forward" season instead, leaving cliffhangers just hanging. I've never heard of executive meddling this stupid before or since. "Fast Forward" tanked and they scrambled to fix things with the "Back to the Sewers" season, but it was too late. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 23, 2011, 12:01 am

Sagging - Random Topics
Forgive me guys. I hate sagging as much as you guys, but I'm on Deshon Marman's side regarding his US Airways arrest. http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/107830/us-airways-dress-code-contradictions/ -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 22, 2011, 5:59 pm

TOMS Shoes - Random Topics
Maybe this is the cynic in me, but if there's one thing that's bugging me more than anything right now, it's TOMS Shoes. I think the purpose and cause are great. However, there is so much about this company that annoys the crap out of me that I don't know where to begin. The shoes themselves are crap. They are made of terrible material and bust open very quickly. This is why shoes made from material such as leather, suede and more tend to last much longer than shoes made from "vegan" material. They are ugly as sin. They make the shoes nurses wear look attractive. Heck, they make Crocs look tolerable! It looks like shoes made from tissue boxes that kids make when they are five. I have a great friend of mine who loves TOMS. She has many pairs. They never last longer than maybe two months with regular wearing. She also tends to wear them without socks (which is how most people wear them) and they get this really bad odor when she does. Also, the shoes are made in China, probably from those who need them the most. Hypocritical? Those people that need shoes need quality footwear, not this buzzword, feel good, tug at your heart strings sham that is TOMS. I hope the bandwagon of annoying celebrity fans who go barefoot for a day and go to concerts in support of TOMS disappear, as do the shoes. I have a feeling they are what Crocs were from about 2007-2009. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 21, 2011, 9:25 pm

Beer - Random Topics
HA!!! Good one Robert! :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 17, 2011, 6:09 pm

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
To the 2,000 counter-protesters...I salute you true patriots! You're up there with those tire shops that refused service to those inbred WBC jerk-offs a few months ago when a couple tires on their minivan were slashed. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on June 17, 2011, 1:06 am

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
God bless our patriots. Take that, you Westboro Baptist cultist S.O.B.s! And Pelirojo, I agree with your thoughts on Soggy and Dolfan. I hope neither are serious about leaving BTF. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 1:43 pm

Beer - Random Topics
What kind of alcohol do conservatives drink? Beck's beer and O'Reilly's Irish Stout. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 1:39 pm

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
Hats off to the 2000 counter-protesters! Let's hope this is the start of a trend to squash those Westboro BC hate-mongers. Also to Soggy & DolFan, now y'all just stick around. I don't always agree with everything you guys say, but I enjoy and appreciate your commentary just the same. :) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 15, 2011, 5:56 pm

Westboro Baptist Church - Random Topics
I think we could all use some good news and here's something that should make every caring person proud: on Sunday, June 13th, in Nashville, TN- 3 protestors [count 'em three] from Westboro Baptist Church showed up to protest at the funeral of Sgt. Kevin Balduf age 27 who had died in combat in Afghanistan- but they left after only 10 minutes due to the COUNTER-protest and rally of over 2,000 [two THOUSAND] TRUE patriots who came to show their support for Sgt. Balduf's family and compatriots during that heartbreaking occasion. HOORAY! Isn't that good news? Allow me to use this soapbox to try to stir up the possibility of future good news: Now Soggy and DolFan, I can't say I always agree with your respective points of view but you each bring something interesting to this proverbial table- even if it's a point of view I disagree with , I think it's interesting to find out who has it and individual MO's[ and I daresay I think you all entirely chalk-and-cheese with each other]! I don't expect you two to always agree but the board wouldn't be as intriguing or fun without either of you here. If either of you want to take a breather to cool off, that's fine but I'd hate to lose either of you permanently. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 15, 2011, 8:09 am

Beer - Random Topics
Soggy, you're in one of your moods again, aren't you? :-) I like absinthe because I was introduced to it a few years back and it made me feel good and relaxed without the whole vomiting and hangover bits :-D My political beliefs had nothing to do with it. But I am a counter culture progressive (since the current culture is as far to the left as it was to the right in the early 60s). Still doesn't make it right to assume things about me (things you even admit you thought you knew but now don't for sure). *I* assumed you were more open minded and better than that. Oh well, I guess we both learned something ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 6:42 pm

Beer - Random Topics
Since you are always quick to attack left-of-center people and organizations and ideas, and usually missing in action when the subject is a right-of-center person or organization or idea, I have come to assume you are right of center. ("If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...", etc etc) And since you won't clarify the matter by telling us where you DO stand, philosophically, you can hardly expect someone to NOT make such an assumption about you. However, some of your posts do tell me you aren't an orthodox conservative. (Or at least they indicate a guy who is as likely to embrace elements of our modern toxic culture as he is to gripe about them.) But the fact is that absinthe has been associated pretty closely with counterculture-type personalities going back well over a hundred years, and its present popularity in this country is confined mostly to folks who consider themselves progressives of one sort or another. Therefore, my assumptions about you are not so unrealistic on their face, are they? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 14, 2011, 2:10 pm

Beer - Random Topics
So we're defining people's political beliefs by their beverages of choice now? What type of alcohol do conservatives consume, then? Don't think I can be pigeonholed *that* easily. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 5:36 am

Beer - Random Topics
Of course I've heard of absinthe. I just can't picture a guy who complains about liberals drinking a beverage usually associated with liberals. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 13, 2011, 8:36 pm

Beer - Random Topics
I don't care one way or another about beer, but then again, I seldom (if ever) drink. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on June 13, 2011, 8:12 am

Beer - Random Topics
I'm drinking some beer right now, since I live in a dry county and it's the only thing I could get to celebrate Lebron losing when it matters most yet again :-D Soggy, don't tell me you never heard of absinthe... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 3:38 am

Beer - Random Topics
Absinthe???? What the???? Oh, never mind; to each his own. I seem to have misread this crowd; I could have sworn there were a few beer drinkers among you lot, or at least a couple of you - aside from the always-reliable Kingbk - who appreciated a high-quality brew (as opposed to your basic Bud and related swill). But no. By the way, King, I too like a good stout or other dark beer on occasion, but there are some mighty decent amber and pale ales out there too. And I've become fond of a variety called Scotch Ale, some brands of which are aged for several months in whiskey barrels, which gives them a wonderfully smooth taste. (They can also be upward of 9 percent alcohol....) American beer definitely boned the fish in the mid-20th century when the big-box corporations - Budweiser, Miller and Coors - drove most of those nice old regional brews out of business and replaced them with watery, soulless crap that really IS good for nothing but getting you drunk. The birth, some 30 years ago, of the craft beer movement, and all the wonderful micros that have resulted, qualifies in my book as a first-class reverse-bone. (The greater availability of good imports helps too.) For the record, I like my vodka too, and the world would be poorer without either rum or tequila. (And one of my kinfolks buys me a fifth of Tanqueray for my birthday every year, which is a damn fine tradition.) But I'm a beer man through and through. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 13, 2011, 1:38 am

Beer - Random Topics
Kingbk, what about people that drink things like Rum, Jack Daniels, Vodka etc. ? -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on June 12, 2011, 7:52 pm

Beer - Random Topics
Pros: Goes good with many foods, wide varieties from many different countries. Cons: Drunk driving, some people over imbibe and become abusive when drunk. I don't drink, so... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 12, 2011, 7:35 pm

Beer - Random Topics
Soggy, I have just one word for you: gotcha >;-D When I saw your first post, I just couldn't resist :-) I'm actually more of the wine drinker type, I don't like the "full" feeling beer gives me, or how it makes me want to piss every 5 minutes. That's not to say I *hate* beer, I just hardly ever drink it except with friends. Actually I'm an absinthe guy first and foremost. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 12, 2011, 6:14 pm

Beer - Random Topics
@Pelirojo. I think you just solved the riddle of the best thing before sliced bread...........beer. For most people, I don't drink so I can't really comment here. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 12, 2011, 5:34 pm

Beer - Random Topics
I'll mark this date on my calendar: Mr Hugely Opinionated About Almost Everything has no opinion about something. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 12, 2011, 1:25 pm

Beer - Random Topics
I think there are two types of people for those that choose to drink alcohol: beer drinkers and wine drinkers. Though I love a good glass of vino, I'm definitely more of a beer guy. However, I'm not a big drinker, so when I have a beer I want one that is satisfying. For me, a good, quality beer has great taste and most of the time is darker in coloration. Commercial crap like bud light, miller, keystone is NOT quality beer. Those are for people who drink to get drunk. I like to spend a little more to get something I can truly enjoy. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 12, 2011, 12:00 pm

Beer - Random Topics
I'm somewhat with DolFan here! While I'm fascinated that this seems to have been the first commodity produced by humans (i.e. early barns that stored grasses to feed newly domesticated livestock had leaky roofs which let rain in to ferment said grasses. Long short is that beer seems to have been around at least 1000 years before bread), I can't say this is something I ever was into. Maybe I share the tastes of the more Continental part of my background but I far preferred wine or rum when I wanted booze. Of course, it should be consumed only by legal adults who are aware of risks + health issues and if one wants to get drunk on it, please call a cab or designated driver instead of risking other drivers,pedestrians. Cab fare is FAR cheaper than legal fees. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 12, 2011, 9:31 am

Burger King - Random Topics
I remember the new fries back in 1997. They were amazing. I mentioned to everyone how good they were. I ate at Burger King again about a month later and something was wrong. The fries were dull. There was no wow factor. I was very disappointed. I didn't know what to make of it. I thought maybe last month had been a fluke, maybe I was just hungry that day. Recently I found out the real story from my Global Economy and Business textbook. The starch coating on the 1997 fries was better according to taste tests but too difficult to cook correctly in day to day operations. There were so many mistakes that Burger King decided to scrap the project all together. Its a shame because I really liked those fries. The 1997 fries to me were a lot better than McDonalds but the true version of the 1997 fries had a very short life. -- Submitted By: (wilddrawfour) on June 12, 2011, 8:48 am

Beer - Random Topics
I have no opinion about beer one way or the other. I can take it or leave it. Beer just doesn't matter that much to me. I just don't get that excited about beer. It is what it is. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 12, 2011, 6:03 am

Beer - Random Topics
Nobody here at BTF has an opinion about beer? That's pretty bizarre if you ask me. The most important subject in the world, the most wonderful substance ever created, and you hyper-opinionated characters can't think of a thing to say about it. Oh well - maybe you just don't comment on things that are COMPLETELY UNBONEABLE, since their greatness speaks for itself. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 11, 2011, 9:01 am

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Scientists can be a snooty bunch, especially for people who haven't really accomplished a lot over the past 20-30 years or so. These days all science seems to be is a reason why this can't be done or that can't be called something. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 10, 2011, 5:58 pm

D-Generation X - Random Topics
I belive that is a no, as at first, she was, in the storyline, married against her will (Triple H hitching up while she was passed out drunk), then when she stuck with Triple H in the storyline, he was out of DX by that time. I am almost certain that was the case -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 10, 2011, 1:58 am

D-Generation X - Random Topics
PYLrulz, you are right about DX09 were reformed just to sell stuff. They couldn't do much with the watered down of WWE but I think also because Shawn Michael is a Christian but he and HHH is still funny neverless. But having DX as a tag-team wasn't the same to me as having as a 4-men or 5-men group back in the attitude years with Chyna, Shawn Michaels, HHH, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Mr. Ass. I got a question though, was Stephaine Mcmahon was offically a DX member also since she was married to HHH back then? (Keyfabe Married I meant back then before they got married in real life of course.) -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 9, 2011, 6:04 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
It will remain a planet in the hearts of the people for a long, long time. Just like how people still call a brontosaurus a brontosaurus no matter how many scientists stamp their feet and demand we call it an apatosaurus. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 9, 2011, 3:39 pm

Long John Silvers Seafood Shoppe - Random Topics
Doesn't it seem that every time two businesses merge, it's never for the better? As for LJS, I actually liked it. Then, the one nearest me shut down years ago. Now, the one closest to where I live is about an hour away. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 9, 2011, 1:00 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
I'm in. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 9, 2011, 12:54 pm

MSN - Random Topics
The wonderwall of worthless gossip -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on June 9, 2011, 2:14 am

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Soggy, I agree wholeheartedly!!! Who's with us??? Start the movement today!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 8, 2011, 7:03 pm

Sonic the Hedgehog - Random Topics
I think Sonic finally returning to his roots that made him popular in the first place. First with Sonic Colors and now this upcoming game Sonic: Generations where they bring back the classic pot-belly Sonic along with the modern green-eyed Sonic together and the trailer looks awsome. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 8, 2011, 6:33 pm

SlapChop - Random Topics
"You gonna love my nuts!" *blows a kiss to the audience* Good-night everybody! -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 8, 2011, 5:31 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
I say we make the practice of "Plutism" a hate crime. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 7, 2011, 3:37 pm

Christianity - Random Topics
That's really sad, Travoltron. They ruined their kid's life with their idiocy. But I doubt they care (how Christian of them!). I think they were just looking for excuses not to do anything for him. I hope in the future, he recovers from their "parenting skills". -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 7, 2011, 11:47 am

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
You took the words out of my mouth, Soggy. It would have been cool to go from 9 planets to 13. Wait...did someone with a fear of the number 13 have a hand in Pluto's demotion? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 7, 2011, 11:34 am

Mood Rings - Random Topics
I wasn't born when mood rings first came out, but I did see several revivals in my childhood. As for the Mixed Emotions boning reason, that color is green, at least according to the Mood Rings chart at my local 7-11. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 7, 2011, 11:33 am

Elmo - Random Topics
I'm with you. I notice nobody's yet defended Elmo saying, "he's just a puppet". I guess Elmo really IS worse than Lisa! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 7, 2011, 11:33 am

Christianity - Random Topics
One of my friends had the worst kind of parents: Christian liberals. Yeah, they exist. He couldn't have He-Man toys because they were "evil" and un-Christian. He couldn't have G.I. Joe because they were military toys with guns. He grew up to be a rather unambitious wuss. I just don't get these kinds of people. I don't understand why someone would claim to follow a religion and then engage in and promote behaviors contrary to said religion. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 6, 2011, 5:46 pm

Mood Rings - Random Topics
If you stuck one up to an air blowing heater it would turn a pretty shade of blue. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 6, 2011, 1:19 pm

Louisiana - Random Topics
Well, okay, Pelirojo, you've forced my hand. My only beef with Louisiana is the profound level of political corruption that has characterized the place for almost its entire history. Some residents, and many outsiders, seem to think this is one of the state's more endearing charms; I do not. I agree with you about the culture, and some of the music is decent. But as long as the folks who live there put up with - let alone keep electing - leaders who in a perfect world would be sitting in jail cells, the state will continue to rank at or near the bottom in a host of quality-of-life indicators until the Sun burns out - and I will always be less than enthusiastic about donating to relief efforts there, as I can never be sure that the money is going where it's supposed to go (as opposed to some dumb-fuck congressman's freezer). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 6, 2011, 12:18 am

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Seriously Soggy, there's a certain order to the universe and that's part of it. Leave it to humans to mess around with that, as if it matters to Pluto or the rest of the cosmos that it's been declared not a planet after all (rolls eyes). As if humans are ever even going to travel that far themselves. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 5, 2011, 6:46 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Well, Dol, since a state legislature (I don't recall which one) voted awhile back that the value of Pi would from now on be exactly 3, I don't see why Congress can't declare that all solar systems, starting with ours, shall from now on consist of exactly 9 planets. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 5, 2011, 4:51 pm

Louisiana - Random Topics
Aw come on, Soggy+Stephanie, these folks are having to struggle with some major flooding [in no small part due to their topography]. Can't we cut them a little slack at this time? For me, it has a fascinating culture that has no parallels anywhere else in the US or the Caribean which has combined virtually every imaginable element from ALL the above societies [and a shout out to Soggy for his kudos of Cajun cuisine- though that's far from the only one]. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 5, 2011, 4:23 pm

Mood Rings - Random Topics
I don't think so, Robert. But I thought someone who actually remembers them when they were popular needed to say something! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 5, 2011, 4:15 pm

Elmo - Random Topics
Soggy, If memory serves me correctly, Grover doesn't wear a jockstrap. Hence, I think a more apt analogy would be to say that Elmo isn't worthy to sweep Cookie Monster's cookie crumbs off the counter! Anyone else with me? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 5, 2011, 4:12 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
I like my solar systems to have nine planets. Every other known one does (or at least, is supposed to). If this is what science is being used for, to arbitrarily say Pluto's not a planet after all after decades of saying it was, then science isn't very useful these days. Instead of demoting Pluto why don't you scientists live up to your smugness (God doesn't exist because we have SCIENCE and anyone who disagrees is a knuckle-dragging moron!) and get to work on the MANY incurable diseases out there and finding an alternate fuel source to replace oil. Hell, it's been over 40 years since man landed on the moon, that's more than enough time to have sent people to Mars by now. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 5, 2011, 2:33 am

Elmo - Random Topics
To paraphrase Larry Holmes, Elmo is not fit to carry Grover's jockstrap. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 4, 2011, 11:41 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Instead of demoting Pluto, I am unclear as to why the astronomy community did not hold to the earlier definition of a planet and accept Pluto and Eris and Ceres and the other so-called dwarf planets as full-fledged planets. Had they done so, we would now be talking about 13 definite planets and perhaps as many as 60 other potential planets extending out to 8 billion or so miles from the sun. The recently decided-upon criterion that a full planet must have enough mass to "clear" its orbital neighborhood of smaller bodies seems kind of arbitrary. (Besides, neither Earth nor Mars, nor even Jupiter, has cleared its orbital zone.) I say the more planets, the better. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 4, 2011, 11:33 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
I still consider Pluto a planet. It's neat how it trades places with Neptune for 8th or 9th planet. I think the reason for its demotion was because of the other dwarf planets. Either welcome them, or demote Pluto. The latter was chosen. Thinking deeper, Pluto may one day cease to exist...in the future, it's bound to collide with Neptune. :( -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2011, 10:30 pm

Mood Rings - Random Topics
That's just scary, Pelirojo. I was thinking of making a post on this topic a few days ago. Are you reading my mind? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 4, 2011, 10:21 pm

Mood Rings - Random Topics
Anyone else wonder what color a mood ring would have turned had it been placed on a pet rock? LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 4, 2011, 3:57 pm

Pluto (Dwarf Planet) - Random Topics
Sorry, but I'll always consider a planet- even if it happened to march to its own drummer[ or weird orbit]. I remember how cool it felt for those 20 years or so when Neptune was FARTHER away from the sun than Pluto thanks to said orbit! Jeers to the solar system model kit makers who've quit putting Pluto as part of the system! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 4, 2011, 3:56 pm

Practial Jokes/Pranks - Random Topics
Simple, subtle practical jokes are fun and funny for all involved. That's the point. No one gets hurt (physically or emotionally). Pouring paint in someone's hair who is passed out isn't funny. It's needlessly cruel. Putting black ink on binoculars and having a friend look through it is funny. There's a voluntary aspect that's often needed. -- Submitted By: (Tkieron) on June 4, 2011, 12:12 am

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
Having all calls go to voicemail AND working the 2nd shift has drastically cut down on those calls for me! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 3, 2011, 12:33 pm

Louisiana - Random Topics
Ouch! That's cold. (I do like me some Cajun food, so I'll keep my own thoughts about the state to myself.) Hey, we ought to have a BTF page for every U.S. state. And several countries ought to have their own page as well. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 1:01 pm

Liberalism - Random Topics
JamesO, a quick check of your last twenty or so posts suggests to me that you are too sensible to be either a lefty or a righty. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 12:58 pm

Rats - Random Topics
Mosquitoes are the most dangerous and deadliest animal on Earth. Not just against people (malaria, dengue fever, encephalitis, yellow fever, West Nile virus), but also animals. They infect dogs and cats (and other animals) with heart worms, among other diseases. I hate mosquitoes. You can't wipe them out, all you can do is keep them at bay with citronella and OFF! products. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 2, 2011, 12:57 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
I don't hate or dislike the Snuggy. It makes wearers look like wizards. Where I live, it would be unthinkable to wear a Snuggy AND cover up with a blanket when you go to bed, unless your AC is at the coldest setting. In this tropical climate, you're more likely to see a tyrannosaurus sleeping on the front lawn than even one snowflake. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 2, 2011, 12:54 pm

Liberalism - Random Topics
JamesO...what does that make you? Balanced, of course. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 2, 2011, 12:38 pm

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
Dol, when I first had my number placed on that list, I enjoyed several months of telemarketer-free life. Then the calls started to come back, and now they are as much a raging torrent as those rivers you've had to deal with. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 12:36 pm

Hooters (restaurant) - Random Topics
No thanks. Eye candy is nice, but if the food doesn't cut it, the waitress's big cans aren't going to make up for it. (Unless she writes her phone number on them for me, in which case I'll choke down the aforementioned mediocre ribs and warm beer.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 4:13 am

Ferrari - Random Topics
I'll take a Porsche over a Ferrari any day. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 3:54 am

Rats - Random Topics
Maskdt is correct: The mosquito has killed far more humans - indeed an order of magnitude more - than rats ever thought of doing. Besides, if it weren't for rats, the hero of the movie Willard would have had to kill his enemies with an army of gerbils. And the Deftones would have had to rename one of their more memorable songs "Squirrels!Squirrels!Squirrels!" And Dustin Hoffman's character in Midnight Cowboy would have been named Ferretso Frizzo, which just sounds stupid. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 2, 2011, 3:52 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Wow, some great stuff here guys! ExplodingConsole sums it up though--Lisa Simpson is now merely a cartoon mouthpiece for the liberal writers to prosetylize. It's the same reason Family Guy BTF (Brian and Lois are the mouthpieces there). Makes me glad I was never into the Simpsons. Oh, and I agree about the paragraph thing. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 1, 2011, 8:05 pm

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
So I guess even though it's listed as a reason nobody commenting has ever heard of the do not call list? Or does it just not work anymore? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 1, 2011, 7:59 pm

Louisiana - Random Topics
Louisiana is the New Jersey of the South. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on June 1, 2011, 4:59 pm

Liberalism - Random Topics
Actually, it was me who submitted both liberalism and conservatism at the same time. :) So which one am I? -- Submitted By: (JamesO) on June 1, 2011, 3:25 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
johnnydough, Yes, indeed, you may be the first to defend snuggy- but don't be surprised if you're the LAST! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 1, 2011, 12:44 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
May I be the first one here to defend the Snuggy? It is actually quite comfortable and may act as an internal layer to using a blanket. Great for sleeping as well. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 1, 2011, 7:01 am

Radio - Random Topics
There's nothing special or unique about radio anymore. It used to be that every city had their own shows or personalities, but now with huge conglomerations owning multiple stations, the local flavor is largely gone. In favor there is the illusion that it's local, when it's really produced in New York or Los Angeles. Add to that all stations play about five songs an hour plus tons of commercials and stations have a playlist of about ten songs total and you have many reasons why now I just take my iPod and used that for my music these days. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 31, 2011, 9:04 pm

Citizens Commission on Human Rights - Random Topics
Just because Galactic Emperor Xenu had a bad experience with his shrink 47 billion years ago doesn't mean the entire profession is screwy. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 31, 2011, 7:43 pm

Body Piercing - Random Topics
It's for ugly people to distract from their ugliness, or to pretend they are ugly on purpose. -- Submitted By: (Poopsprayer) on May 31, 2011, 7:05 pm

Elmo - Random Topics
Elmo destroyed Sesame Street, I think I remember him being one of minor background charcaters before that Tickle Me Elmo made him popular. Besides pushing Glover ,Oscar and Big Bird into the background, they also cut most classic segments too, ethier shorter or not shown at all for that 20+ mins of crap they called Elmo World. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 31, 2011, 4:26 pm

Radio - Random Topics
The only time I listen to the radio is when I drive. Otherwise, I can easily live without it. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 2:48 pm

Elmo - Random Topics
So someone submitted Elmo as a random topic. Well, Lisa Simpson has her own topic, why not Elmo? What can best be said about Elmo? He ruined Sesame Street. Lisa's motto is "I am always right", but Elmo's motto is: "PAY ATTENTION TO ME!" Who's more annoying? I say Elmo, and here are some reasons. 1: Because he's front and center when it comes to Sesame Street merchandise. For Simpsons merchandise, it's usually Homer or Bart, not Lisa. 2: In most situations, you can ignore Lisa's soap-boxing, and she's mostly ignored by the other characters. You can't really do the same for Elmo, who demands your attention for the last 15-20 minutes of Sesame Street. The added bonus? This doesn't stop Elmo from appearing in the first 40-45 minutes of the episode, usually with Abby Kadabby and Baby Bear. 3: Lisa doesn't put her name in every sentence. Elmo says "Elmo this" and "Elmo that" when talking about himself. 4: Elmo ruined Sesame Street. I know I said that before, but it's really that important. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 12:15 pm

Radio - Random Topics
Commercial radio is good for call-in talk shows and little else. And public radio is not much better. The proliferation of podcasts, of every conceivable variety, and create-your-own-music-station services, pretty much makes conventional radio a quaint anachronism. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 31, 2011, 11:59 am

Citizens Commission on Human Rights - Random Topics
Psychiatrists caused 9/11? I've heard people accuse Jews of causing 9/11, I've heard people say Americans brought it onto themselves, but psychiatrists? BS like this is one of countless reasons why few people take $cientology seriously. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 11:16 am

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
Man, you unload on them and they STILL keep coming back. I gotta admit, I'm tempted to do it, but only for those who are extremely persistent. You know, the ones who keep pressuring you even though you said no. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 31, 2011, 11:07 am

Telemarketing/Telesales - Random Topics
I have, and they probably HAVE called back sometime later in spite of it. One company calls almost every day at about 6:15 p.m., in spite of the things I tell the rep on the rare occasions I answer the phone. (It's my bank, or rather the massive corporation that owns my bank; they want to offer me a home equity line of credit, despite my never having applied for one. They always mispronounce my name too. Sometimes they will also offer me a service I already have with them, which tells me that the various departments of the corporation are not communicating with each other very well - or, more likely, that they just don't give a shit. The first dozen times they called, I politely asked them not to call me any more. That was at least fifty calls ago.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 30, 2011, 3:57 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
I haven't watched the Simpsons in some time to be honest. As for Bart being a jerk, remember the vacation episode where Bart embarrassed Lisa in front of the new friends she made. He did it because he was jealous of her, he felt she was a nerd and was faking being cool or, I dunno, some other reason that seemed logical at the time but was in reality stupid. Granted, he felt genuinely bad when he realized he'd hurt her. Yes, he took action to fix things but it still, his initial actions were wrong. Or, in the Thanksgiving episode where Bart ruined Lisa's centrepiece, didn't care and got all upset when the adults yelled at time. He eventually ran away, still not seeing the error of his ways. It wasn't until Lisa finally sat him down and talked him that he saw it from her point of view, realized what a jerk he'd been and apologized. Granted, teaching someone to not do bad things out of 'how would you feel if someone did that to you?' is worlds better then making them not do it out of fear of someone retaliating. And yes, Lisa also felt terrible when Bart ran away. IIRC, feeling that it wasn't worth losing her brother over a centrepiece, even when he was in the wrong. In the Science Fair episode, remember that Lisa did make her experiment "Is my brother dumber then a Hamster?". Although Bart did ruin her previous experiment, so, he kinda deserved it. Also remember in the episode where Bart lost out on the trip the chocolate factory, Lisa was smug about Bart missing out on the bus and even felt he deserved to miss out on the trip. Her attitude was it was the only way he'll learn. I don't recall him doing anything to her in that episode. One thing I've noticed about Lisa vs Bart. When Bart is the villain, it's usually more sibling rivalry stuff. The kinda stuff one looks back at as an adult and wants to smack themselves for doing. I think part of the issue with Lisa is that we're supposed to sympathize with Bart, even when he's a jerk. So, when he's a jerk, we cringe at how he can be such a jerk. However, they don't glorify it. They take the attitude that he's being a jerk and it's wrong. With Lisa, they've turned her into the annoying teenager (even though she's a kid) that's learned a bit about environmental stuff etc. that demands we do things the way she think is right. She doesn't take into consideration that if changing things for the better were so easy and worked just as well as the bad for the environment ways that we'd have all done it by now. However, as I've said before and want to elaborate, Lisa is also the victim here. They're using her as a puppet for those views. Btw, is there any way to get paragraphs working? Posts would look much better if they weren't all one big block of text. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 30, 2011, 3:54 pm

Rap (music) - Random Topics
I think the East coast vs. West coast rap wars were both the climax and decline. Rap was at a peak talentwise, but the songs started entering the now familiar territory of demeaning women, talking of drugs and money. Once 2pac and Notorious were killed in the late 90's, the creativity, heart and soul disappeared. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 30, 2011, 12:59 pm

Don Bluth - Random Topics
Looking at his filmography, I think you may be right. His last great movie was All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989). His final film was Titan A.E. (2000). We really need more traditionally done movies. Compare one of Bluth's 1980s movies to the dime-a-dozen CGI movies of today and see for yourself. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 30, 2011, 11:35 am

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