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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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Unidentifed Flying Objects (UFOs) - Random Topics
There may be other life forms out there somewhere, but we will never know them, and vice versa, unless someone can explain to me how anyone mastered traveling at many times the speed of light to get here, or how we're going to do that in order to get somewhere else. I think agnostics who believe in UFOs are particularly daffy. God they can't accept, but extra-terrestrials travelling at the speed of light? No problem! The point being that neither has been directly observed. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 5, 2012, 3:33 pm

TV Land - Random Topics
Antenna TV (if Cablevision ever brings it back) beats the hell out of TV Land now. I think the beginning of the end for TV Land was when they started showing reality garbage like "She's Got The Look" (40 and 50-somethings competing to be models for gay guys - and how are they experts on beautiful women if they're gay guys?) and "High School Reunion" (like I really care about a "hedging lesbian's" experimental "date" and didn't know how that would go, unlike the dumb guy who wasted his time with that - and she wasn't even cute so you hoped she'd "stay gay" which she did). Bring back Antenna TV Cablevision! TV Land has boned. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 5, 2012, 3:30 pm

Profanity - Random Topics
I'm not a big profanity advocate. Don't get me wrong, but Stir Crazy was an R-rated movie, and this channel wasn't censoring "F" or "S". They were censoring "ass kisser" to say "brown nose" instead. Nobody wants their kids going around saying "ass kisser", but what the censors did there is take the unexpectedness out of the joke, and that was what made it funny. The guy Gene Wilder said it to threatens to punch him out....for calling him a brown nose? No, but for calling him an "ass kisser", it kinda makes sense. That's all I'm saying. We don't need it every other word, but let's not screw with the writer's point of view either. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 4, 2012, 5:07 pm

Monopoly - Random Topics
Let me just clarify something. The auction rule doesn't say you have to bid on the property the person passed on, only that the other players have the option. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on September 4, 2012, 4:51 pm

Taco Bell - Random Topics
About as authentic Mexican food as chop suey is authentic Chinese food! Bogus! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on September 3, 2012, 9:22 pm

Pixar Animation Studios - Random Topics
Not to exacerbate your concerns, but...Pixar's planning to make a prequel to Monsters, Inc. (Monsters University) and there are plans to make Finding Nemo 2. When the sequelitis bug bites, it bites HARD. And the symptoms are instantaneous. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on September 1, 2012, 6:44 pm

TV Guide - Random Topics
the TV Guide Channel. Ugh! I can't stand that they've turned into E! tv, then only have two dialogue boxes of what's on. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on September 1, 2012, 4:13 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
Then again, people in their 70s didn't dress like hookers in most nations back in their "salad days" either. Not like 10-12 year old girls do today. Let's just admit it can go too far both ways. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on September 1, 2012, 5:45 am

NASA - Random Topics
Um, Brewmaster, we already are. And have been for at least the last 30 years. Where have you been? All NASA's given us in that time is exploding shuttles, faulty equipment on others that makes them unable to even launch, and Mars probes that reveal...nothing. I'm not saying it's the only thing that should be cut, but it's a start. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on September 1, 2012, 5:40 am

Monopoly - Random Topics
Actually the greens are the best. Most frequently landed on *and* best return for your investment once you buy all three and put a hotel on each. But yes, the oranges are good too. But the yellows and purples are a waste of time. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on September 1, 2012, 5:38 am

Monopoly - Random Topics
The best properties to go for? The Pink and Orange properties. Make the people getting out of jail go through a gauntlet, especially once you get building. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 31, 2012, 10:18 am

Nudity - Random Topics
Parker, The irony of it all is that if you'd been around see the septuagenarian nudist when she was in her salad days, unless you were married to her,you wouldn't have been able to see her in anything less than long sleeves and knee-length skirts because she'd have been in her 20's and 30's under Franco who did his best to keep the Continental 'decadence' from getting a toehold in Spain going so far as to have police arrest and fine those who wore 'immodest' bathing suits. In any case, to each their own but one better have a thick skin if one opts to venture outside their bedroom or bathroom that way. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 31, 2012, 10:09 am

NASA - Random Topics
Yes, Let's be a mewling little welfare state instead of a country that can do great things. -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on August 31, 2012, 6:52 am

Sun Tanning - Random Topics
You hit the nail on the head there, Parker. Sun tanning is overrated and not worth the trouble, skin cancer or no. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on August 31, 2012, 6:32 am

Internet, The - Random Topics
ParkerTillman nailed it. I'm already paying for internet access, I'll be damned if I pay to access individual sites on top of that. It's insulting to me that any site would consider itself so special as to charge for people to see it anyway. There are MILLIONS of sites, get over yourself! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:31 pm

Monopoly - Random Topics
I never used the auction rule or played with anyone who did. Sometimes you just don't want to buy a property. What's wrong with that? It's like walking into a store and being forced to buy or bid on something because you're on that aisle. BTW I still have a Monopoly strategy guide, detailing what properties are the best to obtain, when you should sell certain ones, and even probability tables for every dice roll. Good stuff. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:27 pm

NASA - Random Topics
Just cut all funding to NASA already. We've got enough problems right here on Earth. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:21 pm

National Football League (NFL) - Random Topics
ParkerTillman and PYRulz are both right. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:17 pm

Olive Garden - Random Topics
Olive Garden's become one of those place everyone thinks only losers go. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:15 pm

St. Patrick's Day - Random Topics
Parker Tillman: How do you know that *wasn't* the real reason for the snakes being driven out? ;-) Gotta love how this is the only day of the year anybody wears green. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:05 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
I think there should be a law passed that only good looking people should ever be seen nude. HA!!! Just kidding. But you just *know* there will be a nude calendar of women over 80 coming out somewhere soon, and you also know people will act like it's sexy. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 30, 2012, 8:01 pm

Sun Tanning - Random Topics
I'm with you, Parker on this. Even as a kid visiting the beach, I never could understand how these folks could just lay there and broil like lobsters whilst there were all kinds of waves to ride,shells to collect and castles to build from the sand. And now some folks put themselves in tanning coffins which puts how many extra UV rays into the skin?! No thanks! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 29, 2012, 6:36 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
Oh, and additionally - this might cross more over to discussion of pornography, but whatever - pooping, peeing, 20-something nudes, granny nudes etc; as long as it is not illicit whatever personally floats your boat. Different strokes for different folks. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on August 29, 2012, 6:30 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
@Robert. Pooping and peeing have a certain hygeine element to them, being buck naked does not. The way we see nudity (at least in most of the English speaking world) - or are made to see nudity is sexual, where it is not. It being natural is a reason to not be so uptight and make people feel more comfortable. Basically, it makes the human body tabboo - do you want to not be able to look at yourself as such? As for the 70-something year olds, all fine - freedom of choice and all that cal. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on August 29, 2012, 6:21 pm

Blu-Ray - Random Topics
Don't have it, don't need it, don't want it. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 29, 2012, 12:19 pm

Sun Tanning - Random Topics
I don't tan, I burn, faster than bacon oh high heat. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 29, 2012, 12:11 pm

Major League Baseball - Random Topics
The major problem with baseball is marketing. The NBA and NFL are so popular because they both have excellent marketing. The NBA markets superstars, the NFL markets the league itself, making every game a big event. MLB is super popular in the Northeast, Chicago and California, but it struggles in some other areas of the country because we don't hear about the stars or the league or really anything. I must say, though, that this baseball season is one of the best in recent memory. A lot of talented teams, exciting players, just a lot of fun to watch. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 29, 2012, 1:28 am

St. Patrick's Day - Random Topics
I like the concept of St. Patrick's Day, but I don't like how it's a free pass for people to get hammered and act like idiots. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 29, 2012, 1:25 am

Superman - Random Topics
George Reeves death. He was "the people's Superman". Christopher Reeve was too much of a sex symbol (before the accident of course), and all those drooling women ended up spawning some really cheesy sequels that included an affair with Lois Lane. The first movie was pretty good. You'd never see George Reeves and Lois in the sack. Some might say it's because TV censors wouldn't allow it. I say it wouldn't have occurred to them to portray a comic book character in that light with kids also watching the show. To me Superman was about saving people who needed help and who couldn't help themselves, either situationally or because they were somehow defenseless. He was not about "scoring". Add to this the silly "Lois & Clark" and "Smallville" TV series' and any post-George Reeves Superman is "all too human" for me. His renunciation of his American citizen ship is icing on the cake. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 28, 2012, 5:08 pm

Sun Tanning - Random Topics
.....and apart from the health issues, tanning will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to improve your appearance (it neither makes the ugly beautiful, nor the beautiful more beautiful) and I personally find it immensely boring and uncomfortable to lie still in searing heat to attain what will not improve my appearance. Even without skin cancer I never got the "appeal" of sun tanning. To me that always meant "stop the fun you're having in the water" to get real bored lying in the sun and heat. Sorry, sucked from the start. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 28, 2012, 4:55 pm

Blu-Ray - Random Topics
Bah. It took us forever to finally dump VHS for DVD; we didn't go for DVD right away because of the huge collection of VHS tapes we amassed over the years. We couldn't abandon them, we worked too hard to just dump them for some format that would/could go obsolete in less than a decade. Then came the day we were literally forced to wean ourselves off of VHS: new movies were released on DVD only. VHS recording ran up to 6 hours, you could record over shows or movies you no longer cared about or needed, and blank tapes were relatively inexpensive. But there were cons: to get to certain parts, you had to Fast Forward until you reached it. And if the tape was at the very beginning and the part was near the end, you'd be waiting several minutes to hit Play. You had to rewind the tape, otherwise if you left it in the middle, the tape would warp right where you left it. Tapes could get eaten by the VHS player. Then, at last, we gave DVDs a try: You didn't need to fast forward to reach the end; all you had to do was go through a menu to pick the part you wanted to see. Fast Forward now had more speeds, and in the time it took to Fast Forward a tape, you could Fast Forward the same DVD about 8-16 times in a row. It took about a year for movies to go from silver screen to tapes on store shelves, but it takes DVD mere months. They had higher storage capabilities and had features not seen in VHS: Commentary mode, animatics (for animated movies), and more. Discs are way smaller than tapes, and you could fit many discs in storage case. But, there were cons: DVD players were pricey back then and DVDs with recording capabilities were expensive. Nowadays, the prices have gone down, so the cons are all but eliminated. And so, we rebuilt our VHS collection on DVD. Now, enter Blu-Ray. It's the advent of DVD all over again, this time repackaged with more memory, and you need a whole new player in order to use it. Nobody I know has one. Plus, with Hulu, downloadable movies, and other competition, there's not really much of a reason to own one. -- Submitted By: () on August 28, 2012, 3:24 pm

DeLorean DMC-12 - Random Topics
Parallel parking? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 28, 2012, 2:39 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
To the (currently) #1 reason: OK, so nudity is natural. Pooping and peeing is natural, too. Should people therefore be allowed to relieve themselves in public? Or wherever they want, for that matter? To ParkerTillman: AUGHHH! Must purge mental image! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 28, 2012, 2:15 pm

Monopoly - Random Topics
"How often do you park in a free lot finding money lying around?" LOL, that's hilarious! And a succinct way to put it. I never even experienced hitting the jackpot on Free Parking until I played it with students and teachers (the latter making that rule). This made the game last forever as someone else was bound to hit the jackpot by the time the last winner's funds were running low. When I was younger, I thought you went to jail by landing on the Jail space, until my parents said, "No, you're just visiting. See?" Then showed me the Just Visiting segment of the square. I've played alternate versions of Monopoly, so I'm not necessarily averse to them. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on August 28, 2012, 2:01 pm

St. Patrick's Day - Random Topics
I don't care about green beer or people celebrating this holiday, but when it's used as an excuse for people to get piss drunk and act like loud obnoxious buttholes on the LIRR it boned the fish. St. Patrick didn't drive the snakes out of Ireland so he could get drunk without having to worry about getting bit. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 28, 2012, 1:41 pm

Six Flags - Random Topics
That wasn't "Mr. Six". That was Junior Soprano in disguise. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 28, 2012, 1:29 pm

Major League Baseball - Random Topics
I wouldn't worry too much about the expansion of teams, but rather, ownership of some teams. You have Peter Angelos in Baltimore who has pretty much wrecked a once proud franchise, you have the ownership in Kansas City who run that team on the cheap, Minnesota ownership who looks like they just decided to wise up and build a team until they got their stadium, Oakland ownership who is just plain incompetent, Pittsburgh ownership who was cheap AND incompetent, Tampa Bay ownership for the longest time who were just ran by idiots, and Miami ownership who believed in firesales. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 28, 2012, 1:24 pm

Monopoly - Random Topics
Just silly little house rules that people play with. No biggie in my book. If I have one problem with Monopoly, it's just that it takes so long to play. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 28, 2012, 1:20 pm

NFL Pro Bowl - Random Topics
Day 1. You are talking about a violent, hard hitting sport, having an all-star game at the end (or near-end) of the season, and asking certain players to play in it?!? No way! -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 28, 2012, 1:18 pm

Olive Garden - Random Topics
Beavis and Butthead said it best on one episode... If you go to an Olive Garden, and leave hungry, you're stupid! A little overpriced, but I won't gove there to splurge every once in a great while -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 28, 2012, 1:17 pm

National Football League (NFL) - Random Topics
So you want guys head hunting, and hitting themselves stupid?!? I like a good, hard, CLEAN hit, but if you think that trying to take out head shots is "pussifying" a sport, then I'm sorry, neandrathals like you need to be shown the door. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 28, 2012, 1:14 pm

Ovaltine - Random Topics
Parker Tillman, Simon Barsinister could have HAD my Ovaltine. Let HIM get all queazy from it. Hershey's chocolate syrup was what I liked for chocolate milk. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 28, 2012, 10:03 am

Political Correctness - Random Topics
I think it's proven to be a very poor substitute for manners and civility which were too thoughtlessly trashed in the name of 'freedom'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 28, 2012, 10:00 am

Profanity - Random Topics
Parker Tillman, I think you've brought up an interesting argument in favor of it and I believe there are certain circumstances in which its acceptable. However; I'm curious if you believe there are any conditions you consider profanity unacceptable/ unnecessary or if there are any individuals worthy of respect by sparing them said profanity[e.g. clergy, employers, elderly, children, female relatives,etc.]. Here's a question for you: The other day I accidentally overheard some co-ed saying to someone 'it's easy as [s-word]'. Would you consider that to have been a necessary use of the term or would it have been more appealing to have used the original idiom 'easy as pie'? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 28, 2012, 9:56 am

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) - Random Topics
Like I said in another topic, but if nothing is done, and an idiot drinks and drives and kills someone... "WHY WASN'T ANYTHING DONE!!!" the people scream -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 27, 2012, 8:25 pm

Independence Day (USA) - Random Topics
The problem Parker. The idiots get fireworks, do something stupid, then the people cry "WHY WAS NOTHING DONE!!!" -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on August 27, 2012, 8:22 pm

Profanity - Random Topics
How about the other side of the coin? I recently saw "Stir Crazy" on an independent cable channel, and they overdubbed the words "ass kisser" with "brown nose" and the word "prick" with some other G-rated word. Made the joke about 2% as funny as the original exchange. I don't like constant profanity either, but I'm not so uptight that I think every little joke from an R-rated movie has to be overdubbed. I can only imagine how "The Longest Yard" must have been butchered for television. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 4:23 pm

Pornography - Random Topics
I think when VCRs and DVDs became a common appliance to have in the home is when pornography boned. I think that took it from being an "occasional thing" one might catch at some out of the way movie theater somewhere, to being a mainstream thing one could view on a daily basis. That might explain why the term "sex addict" was non-existent in the 1970s, and why so many claim to have that "addiction" now. Just like with drugs, who made the initial decision to have porn at his/her disposal 24/7? There you go. I look at porn quite often. I'm a product of this environment. That doesn't mean I'm going to be dishonest about it, or that I expect it to change. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 4:18 pm

Political Correctness - Random Topics
Political Correctness sucked from Day 1. It is simply a method of "creative censorship". However, instead of outlawing free speech (which would, after all, be politically incorrect), they simply make certain speech so shameful that nobody would want to use it. For while they aren't threatened with arrest, they are threatened with job loss and public ridicule. That's why I LMAO when people get all uptight about Romney calling the London's handling of the Olympics "disconcerting". These days that's considered a gaffe, lol. Political correctness gone berzerk, which was the only path it could ever take. Sucked from Day 1 because it's a quasi-limit to free speech, and it's CLEVER about abridging that right. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 4:10 pm

Philadelphia Eagles - Random Topics
Hated them ever since the Miracle at The Meadowlands and a year before that. What's sad is this team's fans are still stuck in 1978 and that event since they have no rings. Never mind that NYG's first playoff victory in 18 years was in the 1981 wild card game against Philly. They can remember a 1978 regular season win, but not a 1981 playoff loss. Whatever. I will say one thing for their fans though. They know crappy music when they hear it. One playoff game early in the 2000s they had Ja Rule and Ashanti playing the halftime show. They were awful and the crowd booed them lustily. Black Eyed Peas at the SB were Gershwin by comparison. Can't take that away from Philly fans. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 4:04 pm

Pac-Man (video game series) - Random Topics
I think it boned when Ms. Pac-Man appeared on the scene. Slowly but surely, the original Pac-Man started disappearing. Well into the new century I'd see Ms. Pac-Man around in a few places, while the original was long gone. I now have the original as a TV plug and play with Galaxian and a few others. Honorable mention to top 40 hit this game inspired in the early-80s "Pac-Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:51 pm

Ovaltine - Random Topics
It boned when an episode of "Underdog" had Simon Barsinister plotting to capture "all the Ovaltine in the world (ahahahahahahaha!!)" You just KNOW this was some shameless product placement tactic by their then-sponsor. Sad. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:49 pm

Olive Garden - Random Topics
I live in NY and I'm also Italian-American. I go to "authentic" Italian restaurants all the time. That said, I'm not an "Olive Garden snob". I've eaten at them when out of state, and it's OK I guess. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:45 pm

Old Navy - Random Topics
All their ads are weird and creepy. Even the ones with Morgan Fairchild gnawed on my nerve endings. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:42 pm

Oakland Raiders - Random Topics
Never boned. Loved the teams that won with Jim Plunkett at QB. Didn't like the move to LA. Finally got used to calling them LA when they moved back. Then continued to call them LA for several more years. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:37 pm

Nudity - Random Topics
Yeah, I know. Get over it. The human body is beautiful, blah blah blah. Sure we all feel that way as long as it's a 20 year old beautiful girl parading around au natural. What put that into perspective for me was visiting Spain. Upon leaving a restaurant near the beach, on my way to the car, I spied what must have been a 75 year old fat woman sunning herself without a stitch of clothing. Gave new meaning to the phrase "discretion is the better part of valor", not to mention certain other choice words it brought to mind that I was too polite to use as a tourist visiting a foreign country. Trust me, nudity has a downside. It may seem like "Playboy Channel Fields Forever", but it ain't a lot of the time. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:35 pm

North Korea - Random Topics
Just nuke it! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:30 pm

NFL Pro Bowl - Random Topics
It boned for good when it was moved from after the SB, to before the SB, which effectively exempted SB players from appearing in the game. So if your team is in the SB you can't be a pro bowler now? Why not just leave it where it was and let EVERYONE play? Seems the NFL did some actual work here to make this an even more inferior game than it was before. Nice job. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:28 pm

New York Yankees - Random Topics
The Yankees couldn't please everyone if they tried. On one side, you have the people gloating over them not having won the series in however many years. On the other, you have the people whining that they win EVERY YEAR because they over pay. Of course, both can't be the case, so what we have is two groups of whiners who don't like the Yankees, but for opposing reasons that can't both be correct. In fact, we won in 2000, then again in 2009 I believe. If results are what matters, clearly the Yankees aren't buying the WS year after year. Take a lesson from Booker T. Washington and worry about making your own teams better rather than blaming mine for your inability to do so. If you had the money to spend, you'd be spending it, maybe not as much as the Yankees, but a helluva lot more than the Pirates, who I doubt you'd pity if you won. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:24 pm

New York State - Random Topics
Yep, Clinton is when we truly gave the fish a gutting. I still can't think of one thing she did for New Yorkers as Senator and she was there 8 years. Oh, I'm sorry, she did do one thing....she quit to be kicked upstairs into the Obama Administration where she actually did a passable job, just not here. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:17 pm

New York Knicks - Random Topics
Why even call it a "Patrick Ewing trade"? That implies we actually got something for him. Can anyone name a single player who was worth a plug nickel that we got in that "trade"? It was more an "Exit...Stage Left" deal, but that could also apply to Jeff Van Gundy, Larry Johnson, Alan Houston, GM Ernie Grunfeld, President Dave Checketts, etc. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:15 pm

National Football League (NFL) - Random Topics
You are all now witnessing what will eventually be known as "the beginning of the end" of the NFL. I predict football will either be abolished or greatly toned down in my lifetime. I see the next generation being indoctrinated already. I never thought we'd see the day that grown men would say stuff like "I wouldn't want my son playing football". I don't think a father existed when I was a teenager that would say that. Now I hear potential, just-married, dads saying this before they even have any spawn to worry about. Makes me sad for the emasculated generation of men now coming of age. Also, has anyone noticed that now whenever one of these retirees commits suicide it's automatically the ill effects from a previous concussion? They don't even wait for it to be determined anymore by a coroner. They just automatically assume the guy didn't have some other motive for doing it. "Group think" in the US is out of control. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 3:01 pm

NASA - Random Topics
I think NASA boned for me when I realized they were never going to come remotely close to achieving what I saw depicted on many of my favorite Sci Fi series of the 1960s. Lost In Space was supposed to take place in 1999. Did people actually believe such space travel would be possible by 1999? Seems that mindset had to come from somewhere. History has shown we were way off on that one. Truth is, space travel beyond the moon is largely impractical, and our knowledge of space beyond the moon is progressing at a snail's pace. Even these theories they come out with don't hold water, like the "other Earth" they discovered. How does anyone check the validity of a claim made about a planet umpteen light years away? Don't even get me started on the Mars rovers. What is "Curiosity" supposed to accomplish that the last umpteen rovers didn't again? Finding water that doesn't even appear to exist where their polar icecaps would be? Sure! As for the "technology" this brought about, there's too many unknowns there. For one thing, there's no guarantees that other types of "demand" wouldn't have spawned these things anyway. For another, what affect has all that additional automation had on jobs and the economy? Are we so sure it was a good thing in light of all the downsizing and outsourcing we read about? Are we so sure it's been worth this ridiculous price tag, that we're still afraid to send even lab rats to Mars? Phooey on NASA and the space program. When "The Jetsons" have more creative ideas than you do, man you're a failure! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 2:54 pm

Napster - Random Topics
Boned when they lost the case. The party was over. On the other hand, they made a super-corrupt industry that was inundated with gangsta-rappers marketing obscenity to children, quake in their boots, and gave rise to other file sharing services with offshore servers that are not subject to US copyright laws. The industry never recovered, but I'm not sure they deserve to after the way they've been ruining music since the mid-1980s. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:59 am

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
MTV wouldnt show MJ's videos originally, because they felt his style didn't fit the "rock" genre which they mainly catered to at the time. They did show black artist, such as Hendrix, The Busboys and John Butcher Axis, as those were considered "rock". MJ didn't want to accept this, so he played the race card. MTV relented and proceeded to increasingly suck throughout the remainder of its life. I stopped watching altogether in the mid-1980s, but I stopped enjoying it around 1984. I also credit MTV with being the main catalyst behind the epidemic of "Swelled Head Syndrome" that pretty much sabotaged popular music in the mid-1980s. Funny thing is their ratings declined during this period, but instead of seeing the truth for what it was (they alienated their original audience by showing Michael Jackson, Billy Ocean and other lame Top-40 crap videos), they decided to launch "programming" like "Remote Control"....another fish boning moment. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:55 am

Monopoly - Random Topics
I'm something of a traditionalist with Monopoly. I'm not bothered by the alternate versions so much as I am by people who like to play by their own implausible rules to speed up the game. Sorry, but there's nothing about landing on "Free Parking" being a metaphor for a payout. How often do you park in a free lot finding money lying around? Implausible? You bet it is, and that's why it's not in the rules. Then it seems almost nobody is aware of the rule that when you opt not to buy a property, the remaining players, and yourself, get to bid on it before the next player's turn. Of course, everyone can opt out if they want, but how often would they choose that if they knew they had a choice? If you really want to speed the game up, follow that real rule and put the fake Free Parking payout silliness to rest. It's about winning by getting a real estate monopoly, not by falling ass backwards into a free parking space. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:47 am

Moderators (Internet Forum) - Random Topics
Day 1. If the owners of a site are offended by certain words, they can implement software that censors those words, but I'm not a fan of censoring thought even when it's objectionable. Sometimes people can be patently offensive without ever uttering a single obscenity or racial slur, so it's all in the eye of the beholder anyway. Never been on a strictly moderated forum that was worth sticking around. Those are usually humorless, nancy-girl forums where nanny-statists reign supreme. I gotta be me, and not on someone else's terms. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:41 am

McDonalds - Random Topics
When they discontinued the Cherry Pies. Loved those real cherries! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:36 am

Major League Baseball - Random Topics
Someone please explain to me why baseball expanded into Miami, Tampa, Colorado and Arizona instead of moving existing teams there, especially when this happened at a time when baseball owners were incessantly whining about the need for a salary cap to protect small market teams. They couldn't find four small market teams to move to these locations and cut their losses instead of creating four new franchises (Montreal, KC and Pittsburgh come to mind right off the bat - and two of those are 60s-ear expansion teams which shows MLB has always sucked at expanding)? You don't expand when you're poor. You expand when you're rich. It's one reason I never backed the owners during the '94-'95 work stoppage. That and the scabs. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:32 am

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) - Random Topics
Thank God we live in a country so paranoid over drunk driving that schmucks like this can create public policy that affects us all. Next time you're stuck in traffic for an hour and find a cop checkpoint at the front of it, thank MADD. They didn't single handedly turn the USA into a "once great nation / now police state", but they sure helped. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:26 am

Macarena, The - Random Topics
The Yankees actually did a "Macarena Night" at the stadium in 1996. They also briefly replaced "YMCA" as their 7th inning stretch grounds crew dance song with "The Macarena", and immediately embarked on a lengthy losing streak. Rumor has it George Steinbrenner himself, who was notoriously superstitious, ordered the song changed back. This song always bit the wire, but when a song makes your favorite team suck, it has truly BTF. What gets me is, why "Macarena Night"? Is this a common thing to do for one-hit wonders? Maybe we can have "Kung Fu Fighting Night" or "I Eat Cannibals Night"? Makes me wonder why George Costanza got so much ridicule for proposing "Jon Voigt Day" at the stadium on Seinfeld. At least ol' Jon had more than one "hit." -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:23 am

Little Drummer Boy - Random Topics
Never liked this song. The Christmas special was passable when I was a kid, but doesn't get repeated much, probably because it had no staying power, and I'd probably see that now if it was rerun. However, the all time low point that made this song BTF for me is seeing / hearing that lamely done Bing Crosby / David Bowie duet from the late 1970s. Gag me with a friggin' chain saw on that one! Bing sounds like Don Imus is trying to sing it. Bowie does a decent job, but it's still lipstick on a pig. However, I did also consider voting that it "boned back" when a guitar distortion riff in The Chambers Brothers' song "Time Has Come Today" (LP version) sampled it. Few people notice that, and it's kinda cool, but it long pre-dates, and is well offset, by the Crosby / Bowie atrocity. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:14 am

Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) - Random Topics
I know Seth McFarlane isn't the most popular guy here, but his assessment of Lifetime was spot-on......"Television for Idiots". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 11:04 am

Jar Jar Binks - Random Topics
Why yousa no likey Jar Jar? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:46 am

IT Department At Any Company, The - Random Topics
I think IT departments would make great Born Again Christians. They seem to know what's best for us better than we do. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:41 am

Islam - Random Topics
I think it boned when people who tasted actual freedom and should have known better began converting to this idiocy. Examples of this are musician Cat Stevens, and that idiot former club girl who married El-Sayid Nosair. Converting to Islam is an automatic bone. A woman who does it double-bones with no chance of boning back ('cause if she ever does they'll stone her to death....hence why she's an idiot for sigining up in the first place). I will say that I'm not a fan of any religion, but I'm especially not a fan of this one, and double especially not a fan of anyone dumb enough to convert to it. Just volunteer for slavery while you're at it, because there's little difference in terms of subserviance. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:40 am

Internet, The - Random Topics
I think it boned when sites and companies began charging for content that had been free. We have seen this happen with MLB radio broadcasts and many news publications. It's almost impossible to find an old news story on the internet anymore without being asked to pay for it. Why should I pay for news that's 30 years old? Classmates is another example of a site that overplayed their hand with this. Even reverse phonebooks charge money to find out who's calling you now. In short, when it changed from an information superhighway to an information toll road, it boned. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:34 am

Insanity pleas - Random Topics
It boned when rising baseball star Lyman Bostock was assassinated by a jealous lowlife named Leonard Smith in 1978 or 1979. Smith was found not guilty by reason of insanity, did a few months in a mental hospital and lived free for the rest of his life. May still be. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:29 am

Independence Day (USA) - Random Topics
Boned when states (like NY, where I live) started banning fireworks because certain morons can't, or won't, learn how to use them responsibly. Then you have c-words like Mayor Bloomberg (remind me to put him up as a random topic if he's not there already, because I want to vote "sucked from the start"), using such laws as an excuse to take people's cars who try to bring them in from Pa. So it's a few extra dollars for me to rent a car once a year. BFD. Stick your fireworks ban / car thefts BloomTURD. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:25 am

Hotels - Random Topics
Some people will not like this, but I think hotels in general boned when the more reasonably priced ones got taken over by foreign (and by "foreign" I mean literally off the boat yesterday) ownership who seem to have no standards regarding cleanliness, maintenance, and what qualfies as a "comfortable" bed. I try to always book in advance online, and read the reviews thoroughly, but even then I find it's hit or miss. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on August 27, 2012, 10:18 am

DeLorean DMC-12 - Random Topics
I never understood how anybody could park one of those things with the way the doors opened up. Seriously, how did people pull it off? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 25, 2012, 5:26 pm

Cable TV - Random Topics
Pelirojo: Yup. Bruce Springsteen. My favorite song of his actually. Makes me want to join a growing numnber of people who are starting to ditch TV altogether for Netflix and something called Roku I only just heard of last week. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 25, 2012, 5:25 pm

Realtors - Random Topics
@JustLooking: That reminds me of the one about where the word "realtor" came from; the Spanish "Real" meaning royal and "Toro" meaning bull. -- Submitted By: (yoda) on August 24, 2012, 8:10 pm

Blu-Ray - Random Topics
When it came out, it wasn't nearly as big a leap forward as DVD had been over VHS, and was caught in a format war with HD-DVD for a limited pool of early adopters, with the vast bulk of consumers taking a wait-and-see approach. By the time it was the clear winner, the global recession hit. As that ever-so-slowly eases up, digital downloading has become the new standard and there is simply no demand from consumers for a new physical format. Whatever technical issues it has, add lousy timing on top of it! -- Submitted By: (yoda) on August 24, 2012, 7:30 pm

DeLorean DMC-12 - Random Topics
When you could get the same styling and almost the same performance at 1/4 the price, in a choice of colors and without the servicing hassles, in a Chevrolet Cavalier V6 hatchback coupe. -- Submitted By: (yoda) on August 24, 2012, 7:17 pm

Cable TV - Random Topics
Wasn't there a song called '57 Channels and Nothing's On' back in the 80's? Now there are HUNDREDS and even LESS on. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 24, 2012, 10:25 am

Republican Party - Random Topics
At this point BOTH parties might as well be united, the way they're working together to ruin America and rob us of all our rights one by one just to benefit 1% of the population. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 24, 2012, 4:00 am

Feminism - Random Topics
Kingbk, that's the best thing you have ever posted here. Seriously. It cannot be praised enough. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on August 23, 2012, 7:32 pm

National Football League (NFL) - Random Topics
Not to sound heartless, because the impact of concussions is serious and nothing to laugh about, but why is this all of a sudden groundbreaking news? What do you expect will happen to your brain if it takes a continually pounding by 300 pound men over and over again? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that football is a dangerous game. The whole thing makes me scratch my head. Why in 2012 is this now becoming such a hot button issue? I know because of the lawsuits, but if you expect to go play a game where you are hit hard by 300 pound athletic men for multiple years and come out unscathed, that doesn't take in-depth research to figure out the eventual consequences. It takes common sense from everybody. NFL needs to have a better plan for post-career care, players need to know the risks they are taking by playing for a long time in the NFL, and Gooddell/the owners need to know it makes no sense when you cry safety and then want to extend the season. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 23, 2012, 4:57 pm

Republican Party - Random Topics
Todd Akin is a moron. That and the Republican platform are reasons why I can't get behind them no matter how much I hate Obama and won't be voting for him either. I guess I'm a moderate independent with libertarian leanings. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 23, 2012, 4:38 pm

Feminism - Random Topics
I have a problem with "isms" in general and the equal rights controversy. Until there are no more special rights for women, blacks, gays, etc. and until there are no more special scholarships for them, no more special holidays for them, no more any of that, then we are not equal. Once we ALL have the same EQUAL rights, not SPECIAL rights, and once double standards are over, then we will achieve equal rights. There is major confusion between EQUAL and SPECIAL. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on August 23, 2012, 4:36 pm

Chrysler - Random Topics
Can I say they un-boned? Their cars from the Daimler era, 300/Magnum/Charger aside, were pure unmitigated crap deliberately dumbed-down so as not to compete with Mercedes models on export markets (!) and a lot of mid-'00s minivans are in worse shape than late '90s pre-Daimler equivalents. But that new Dart sure is impressive! (now if only they'd offer it as a hatchback...) -- Submitted By: (yoda) on August 22, 2012, 7:16 pm

Electoral College - Random Topics
Another example to point out - the 1960 election between Kennedy, Nixon, and Byrd. It went 303-219-15 respectively, yet the difference in votes (between Kennedy and Nixon) were 112, 827. Gives different implications, does it not? -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on August 20, 2012, 5:39 pm

Archie Comics - Random Topics
Oh yeah, I forgot about that Obama/Palin comic. The cover showed them sharing a soda. As if. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on August 14, 2012, 10:01 pm

Electoral College - Random Topics
I feel this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k) sums up my issues with the electoral college (along with PYLRulz's comment). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on August 14, 2012, 8:24 pm

Corn Pops - Random Topics
I heard about a year ago that Kellogs was going to stop making Pops, yet I still see it on store shelves. Guess it was just a ploy to garnish some Pops profits. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 14, 2012, 7:59 pm

Cable TV - Random Topics
I have to agree with Stryker Cable TV is crap nothing more. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 14, 2012, 7:52 pm

Dr Pepper - Random Topics
I don't dislike Dr. Pepper, but I remember it tasting alot better, when I was younger. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 14, 2012, 7:51 pm

Cable TV - Random Topics
@stryker73. Hell, you can link up the computer to the TV with the HDMI cable now (apparently something that could have been done for years now). You can also play DVDs on your laptop (I have known about this for a long time as well). Put those two together and bugger cable TV (and free to air as well) forever. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on August 14, 2012, 6:10 pm

Cable TV - Random Topics
Yeah, we get our 'cable' through our phone & internet provider. No complaints in terms of service but we are definitely weighing our options with regard to 'cutting the cable' in 2013. The cost has really begun to outweigh the benefit in our opinion. With the current package we take, we currently get approximately 300 channels. Easily 20% of those are Spanish language channels. I have nothing against the language or Spanish speaking people in general- but I don't speak the language at all! Thus those channels are useless to me and frankly a waste of my money. another 25% of those are sports channels and- I don't really watch a lot of sports. Again- waste! On top of all that, we just don't watch a lot of television anymore, and when we do- it's very specific shows. I'm thinking we'll keep our internet and phone with our current provider and go with one or two of the On-Demand services (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) and just start buying seasons of our favorite shows on Blu-Ray. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on August 14, 2012, 3:20 pm

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