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Bone The Fish - Most Recent Comments!

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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Hollywood - Random Topics
Hollywood BTF'ed when they went from being a magical place where movies are made to becoming the cesspool they are now. Gone are the golden days when Hollywood was associated with classics such as The Wizard of Oz. Today, Hollywood is synonymous with sleaze and filth. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 17, 2011, 12:50 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Thanks to Kingbk, we now know all the negative stereotypes against Hollywood are true. You need to be one of the "right people" to get a job, you need to be scum to get ahead, and you need to treat others like scum to get ahead. I wouldn't go to L.A. if the rest of the world was buried under hot lava. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 17, 2011, 12:46 pm

Burger King - Random Topics
I don't eat here much anymore, but the new chicken tenders are awful. They taste like frozen ones from Tyson. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 17, 2011, 1:36 am

Youtube - Websites
Lady Gaga got slapped by YouTube's copyright Nazis. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110714/13510015095/youtube-kills-lady-gagas-youtube-channel-copyright-violations.shtml -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 16, 2011, 5:15 pm

Dirty Jobs - TV Shows
I definitely enjoyed Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe was great on the show. It's just too bad he's been reduced to making Bounty towels and Ford truck commercials but I suppose everyone has to work. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 16, 2011, 2:31 pm

Burger King - Random Topics
The funny thing about Burger King is I hear there going to be adding alcoholic beverages. I'm not sure if it's beer, wine or liquor but one thing is certain, they must be hemorrhaging money to the point that they believe adding alcohol to the menu will help their sales. Congratulations kids, instead of of cool toy you get a beer. At least sonic makes sense, if they were to do this, given their elaborate nonalcoholic drink menu. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 16, 2011, 2:16 pm

Late Night - TV Shows
From the stuff I have seen from Fallon on Late Night... I really pity NBC's late night future -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 16, 2011, 3:28 am

Late Night with Conan O'Brien - TV Shows
Conan is not that bad, and in fact, I think that wierdness is a good thing, and has kept him interesting. I can agree with the rest though. I never really cared much for Letterman (and there are times it shows about how bitter he is over the whole deal with Leno and NBC screwing him over), and Leno is just a hack, at least nowadays, and obviously a backstabber. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 16, 2011, 3:26 am

Late Night with Conan O'Brien - TV Shows
The whole late night genre boned when Johnny Carson retired. Actually, maybe towards the late 80s when Johnny kept going "on vacation" and sub hosts filled in more than he hosted the show. By that point, the genre became a watered-down self-promoting machine. That's all it is now: celebs come on to plug their movie, they do some innocent chit-chat, and it's all really boring and sterile. Conan's too weird, Leno's too vanilla, and Letterman's too bored and never has gotten over being passed over for Leno for the Tonight Show. Get over it. He was at his zany, crazy best when he was on NBC and hasn't been nearly as good on CBS. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 15, 2011, 6:21 pm

Hollywood - Random Topics
I don't mind independent movies being made no matter what the label, I just don't understand why Hollywood can't just make the movies under their own labels. Why do they need these faux "independent" labels? -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 15, 2011, 6:09 pm

Hollywood - Random Topics
Hollywood has always had a love/hate relationship with me. With that said, it's really hard to pinpoint the times when they've boned and unboned. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 15, 2011, 5:47 pm

Evil Dead - Movie Series
Now they've announced-- a remake. No Evil Dead 4 for you. And hipster Jennifer's Body screenwriter/stripper Diablo Cody is co-writing the script. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 15, 2011, 4:22 pm

Ed O'Neill - Celebrities
Sorry Mr. O'Neill, I know you've tried hard to escape being Al but unfortunately sir, this may never happen. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 15, 2011, 3:47 pm

Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest..., The - TV Shows
I always thought the celebrities they brought in to do this show were there under a Judges order. They all look like they done their fair share a jail time. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 15, 2011, 3:38 pm

Osbournes, The - TV Shows
Why Ozzy? Why? This isn't even the worst as you're now in commercials with "pop stars". -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 15, 2011, 3:34 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
I don't get to watch improvaganza as our cable provider cut GSN, but when we had it and from what I've seen it's not as good as WLIIA. The skits ran over way too long, I suppose due to the fact they were performing at the Grand in Vegas. I don't really remember anyone or anything standing out from the show. Other than Drew carry's noticeable transformation. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 15, 2011, 3:27 pm

Late Night with Conan O'Brien - TV Shows
I can't stand Conan! He is not funny one bit. I've tried to watch his show UGH! NBC or TBS. I think he was much better as a writer for SNL and Simpsons then in front of a camera. I don't particularly like Leno either. David Letterman hasn't been fun or funny in I don't know how long. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 15, 2011, 3:09 pm

Get a Life - TV Shows
For cryin' out loud! Are they EVER going to release full DVD sets of the complete series? I would buy it in a heart beat. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 15, 2011, 2:09 pm

Hollywood - Random Topics
One problem I had with Hollywood was when the whole concept of Independent films became very popular. There were people out there thumbing their nose at the establishment scraping together scant funding saying "Oh yeah, well I'll make my film anyway you jerks!" Bang! A few of these become major hits then the next thing you know, you're seeing all these films billed as "Independent" films (of course with multi-million dollar budgets). Boooo. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 15, 2011, 1:53 pm

Barney Miller - TV Shows
I agree. Jack Soo added a lot more to the show than it seemed on the surface and I certainly missed his character (and was sorry to hear he had died, IRL). What I hated the most was when they decided to spin Abe Vigoda's character off into his own show. As usual, within the context of 'Barney Miller' Detective Fish was quite funny. Not so much on 'Fish' as a retired detective fostering a group of juvenile delinquents. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 15, 2011, 1:41 pm

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
As for the Tim Burton 're-boot'- I really was alright with that movie right up until the last 3 or 4 minutes- WHEN HE RUINED IT!!! Oh! I get it APE-raham Lincoln. HA HA HA HA HA. HA HA HA HA HA. (Not!). As for this new movie- As a fan of the PotA franchise since childhood, I'm willing to give this new effort- this re-reboot- a chance. It looks intriguing. Personally, I thought it crafty to take one of the sequels from the original set of movies and retool it into a slightly altered origin story to potentially reboot the franchise. I'll give it a chance. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 15, 2011, 11:23 am

Hollywood - Random Topics
And to quote another celeb with a very realistic POV about Hollywood- Martin Mull once said "Hollywood is like High School- with money." Having dipped myself in that vat for a relatively brief portion of my life I'd have to say I agree with that assesment completely. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 15, 2011, 9:32 am

Hollywood - Random Topics
kingbk, I don't disagree with Mr. Cusack but I believe Marilyn Monroe summed it up best when she said "Hollywood is a place where they pay you a $1000 for a kiss- and 50 cents for your soul!" -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 15, 2011, 8:49 am

Hollywood - Random Topics
I think John Cusack said it best when he said Hollywood is what's wrong with being an actor today. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 15, 2011, 2:13 am

Barney Miller - TV Shows
I've been watching the show in reruns. It seems to me that after Jack Soo died the show started a gradual descent. It seemed to become almost a parody of itself - the dysfunctional arrestees and the endless episodes about Harris's book were kind of grating on the nerves. I give credit for the episode saluting Jack Woo. All good things must come to an end. It was fun while it lasted. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 15, 2011, 12:49 am

Dallas - TV Shows
It turns out that after all the big deal made out of the new "Dallas" we still have to wait until next year. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 15, 2011, 12:40 am

Jim Carrey - Celebrities
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy and The Truman Show. Liar, Liar seemed to reverse the trend but then we had to suffer through Jim's dramatic side again and again as well vague attempts to reverse BTF with weak comedies. Maybe Jim and Eddie Murphy should get together. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 15, 2011, 12:37 am

That '70s Show - TV Shows
According to Wikipedia it began in 1976. The producers didn't anticipate it lasting as long as it did. The show ran for 8 years which meant that some concession had to be made when the show kept being renewed. All in all this was a pretty good comedy. The BTF moments have already been listed but the crowning moment as far as I am concerned was the musical episode with Roger Daltrey. I nearly became ill as Fez begins singing The Carpenter's 'Sing Out Out Loud'. I'm serious. I couldn't believe that such a good show had sunk to the depths of having a crappy 70's covers episode. I think it was more a WTF than BTF. That a truly awful moment in tv history. If Hyde thought disco was "music from Hell" he should watch this episode. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 15, 2011, 12:32 am

Hollywood - Random Topics
WOOHOO!!! FFs new topic got approved!!! I'm not sure I can even pinpoint a single BTF moment for Hollywood though since it's just that horrible and always has been really. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 14, 2011, 7:22 pm

Cameron Diaz - Celebrities
Maybe it's just me but IMO Cameron Diaz has a lizard face. Seriously, she looks reptilian. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 14, 2011, 7:18 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
I could never really get into this show but it seemed to me like they were stuck in 1979 for like 5 years. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 14, 2011, 7:17 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment - Random Topics
Meh. I stopped watching this trash in '05, and only hung on that long because I'd been a pro wrestling fan since '82. Once I stopped I stopped for good. No amount of faux-shoot promos are going to bring me back, I'm an MMA guy now. It wasn't the "fakeness" of it that drove me away, it was the ludicrously juvenile storylines. If I want to see pro wrestling the way it used to be and the way I liked it I can just pull up old clips on Youtube. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 14, 2011, 7:13 pm

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
Oh for the love of GOD!!! I thought at least the lame remakes of this would've been done once and for all with that crappy Mark Wahlberg effort but apparently not, now they're doing remakes OF remakes?! Not to mention the whole concept is shit anyway--apes take over the planet from men in the future, we get it already. It really should've been a one shot movie, period. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 14, 2011, 7:09 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
Yeah, like Happy Days, they forgot what decade their show was supposed to take place in and let the modern world seep in. Also Red's "dumbass" insult became a catchphrase that they'd try to work in every episode. Did people even say that back then? In Star Trek IV (1986) for example, it was clearly two words. "Why don't you watch where you're going, you dumb ass!?" -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 14, 2011, 5:18 pm

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
Yeah, they're basically remaking Part 4, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. A rare remake of a sequel. I don't really see the point, although the original is dated. (It takes place in the fascist world in the futuristic year of 1991.) -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 14, 2011, 5:09 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
One of those little petty things that started to annoy me about this show was when everybody started using 80's and 90's expressions on the show which was supposed to be in the 70's. She is 'totally' hot! You are 'sooo' askin' for an ass kicking! We didn't use Val Gal slang in the 70's -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 14, 2011, 2:27 pm

Gary Coleman - Celebrities
When he became an adult, no question about it. Except in rare circumstances, Gary is just many in a long, long line filled with actors who were superstars as kids, yet by the time they became adults (or even before that), they were pretty much yesterdays trash. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:54 pm

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
From what I see, they are having a movie based on how the Apes ended up taking over... please people, just let a great movie go, instead of having crappy prequels or sequels just beat it with shovels even more. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:50 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
Yeah, I was refering to Improv-a-ganza. I know that show pretty much has a lot of the same guys that Whose Line had, it just does not have the feel and flow that Whose Line had. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:47 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment - Random Topics
Also to add, since I really started watching the WWE again a couple years ago (thanks to my girlfriend, who sadly is a Cena fan), the WWE has seemed to pick things up a little bit. When I started watching a couple years back, they were totally thinking of only kids, instead of trying to make it enjoyable for everyone. It seems like at, at least with the past several months, that the WWE is pushing the envelope a little. Still needs to improve on the storyline writing and such (though it is still FAR superior to what TNA puts out), but it is a start. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:45 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment - Random Topics
I figured there was some elements of a shoot, but for Vince (or anybody else for that matter) to tell CM Punk to just roll with it, and say whatever is on CM Punk's mind... that was just pure genius on their part. Look how much some people were actually talking about the WWE after CM Punk launched that nuke, probably the first time the WWE was talked about in a long time that did not involve yet another wrestler croaking. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:41 pm

Pink Floyd - Music Groups
Some of the post Rogers Waters stuff is ok, but I much prefer anything with him around with the band. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:37 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
I agree with that assessment. Pretty much our generation's Happy Days, all things considered, and like Happy Days, it just ended up going off the path that it shouldn't of gone off of -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 13, 2011, 11:35 pm

Mortal Kombat (the game) - Random Topics
I've always enjoyed Mortal Kombat. Although, DC vs MK series, I'm not particularly fond of. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 8:33 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
This show really is the spiritual successor to Happy Days and ironically it made all the same stupid mistakes like Chuck Cunningham Syndrome (Donna's sister), losing the main "All-American boy" character Richie/Eric and having Fonz/Hyde move in with the parents. It's a shame because both shows were retro fun in the first couple of seasons. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 13, 2011, 6:22 pm

Cameron Diaz - Celebrities
I have never liked this "actress". She's awful, unfunny, and a crude female stereotype. I will never understand any of her appeal. The only thing she was ever hot in was The Mask. She's terrible! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 4:53 pm

Jack Nicholson - Celebrities
Awesome actor, enough said. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 4:48 pm

Gary Coleman - Celebrities
Yeah, and his ex-wife Shannon Price was really low, selling the pic with her and Gary laying on the hospital bed dying. That's smells trouble right there. Last time I heard, they still didn't bury his body yet because of her and his parents and fighting each other. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 13, 2011, 3:19 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
The whole last season was a mess: Randy, Kitty's new hair-do, Hyde's stripper wife who disappeared after 2 or 3 episodes. I also just notice they change Fez from a forgeiner who always trying to get a date but didn't know how to talk to girls to a some sort of jigglo who go sleeping one woman to the next at season 8. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 13, 2011, 3:09 pm

Pink Floyd - Music Groups
Never boned -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 13, 2011, 2:38 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
I agree. Without Eric and Kelso it wasn't the same. The new guy Randy was kind of annoying and also whne they changed the opening from the cast riding in the car to everybody in the basement. Also I thought the whole thing about Hyde's second dad was a little contrived. It also boned after the group has graduated. The part about Kelso becoming a cop was kind of ridiculous as well. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on July 13, 2011, 2:37 pm

Whose Line Is It Anyway? - TV Shows
Colin, Ryan, Wayne, Chip, Jeff, Brad and Greg were great on this show given what they were able to do with the censors on their butts. I enjoy it, still! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 2:24 pm

Everybody loves Raymond - TV Shows
I never actually watched this when it was on primetime. I have only been watching it in syndication recently. So far, it hasn't "boned" to me. It's alot better than the junk they have on these days. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 2:18 pm

Man vs. Food - TV Shows
I'm going to have to agree with kingbk. Fast nation seems to be the boning moment for this show. I do like to watch Man vs Food. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 2:13 pm

Coca Cola Company - Random Topics
I certainly enjoy coke. As a matter of fact, I might be addicted to coca cola, as i have always said if it came down to quitting it or smoking, I would quit smoking. I'm drinking one right now! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 1:52 pm

Pink Floyd - Music Groups
Love the Floyd! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 1:45 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
I definitely say it "boned" when Topher and probably Ashton left. In the 8th season, however, There is a funny episode where they steal a Fatso Burger mascot, seemingly upsetting, the entire town. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 13, 2011, 1:37 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
FF, you're listed at imdb.com??? That's f**king awesome, although it's not under your name here because I looked it up. Pelirojo, I forgot all about that but you're right, any idiot seemingly can make a video these days :-( But I still think the independent film company thing is a good idea because *somebody* has to save the human race from the garbage Hollywood is subjecting them to!!! And if this actually happens I want credit for the idea. Seriously. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 13, 2011, 5:19 am

CSI - TV Shows
Today's the day. Ted Danson is coming to CSI. They have Boned the Fish. -- Submitted By: (wtwilson3) on July 12, 2011, 11:51 pm

Gary Coleman - Celebrities
I feel bad for the guy; he very likely a victim of spousal abuse. That horrible (ex)-wife of his was SO suspicious and the local keystone cops never investigated her. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 12, 2011, 7:43 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
I took a screenwriting class and did a lot of video production, but was warned by all kinds of people about the incredible barriers and thus didn't even attempt "the dream". The idea of living in LA while having to constantly hustle yourself scared me. Although my dad is Jewish and I have the surname, so maybe I still have a shot. :) -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 12, 2011, 2:31 pm

Rhoda - TV Shows
Funny with Ida and Brenda. Boring with Rhoda+Joe! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 12, 2011, 1:19 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Maybe because it came after my teens but I never had any interest in even the original deal. However; DolFan, while you make an interesting observation re our formerly 'connected' fellow posters, I'm not sure if they'd pull be able it off- especially considering how all the world's a YouTube ap these days! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 12, 2011, 1:16 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
BigAl, Too bad no one made a straightjacket for her BEFORE she bore all those kids who now have to have to overcome having her as their sole parent[and I won't say exactly where it should have been fitted over].Sad irony is that her parents came from Iraq for our freedom but can anyone imagine that she would have attempted to have pulled what she did THERE? Yeah, there's such a thing as too much of a good thing. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 12, 2011, 1:12 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
@ DolFan316- "Wow!!! Who knew so many people here had tried to get work in Hollywood behind the scenes?" Yeah, and about all I have to show for it is a very succinct imdb.com listing and a couple of 'reels'. LOL! -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 12, 2011, 9:28 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Hey, I just submitted a Topic under Random Topics for Hollywood. If it gets accepted, we can all go there and commiserate. ;) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 12, 2011, 9:25 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Yeah. We can even form our own union. In 'The Biz' it will be affectionately known as The BOG (which stands for The Bitter Outsiders Guild). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 12, 2011, 9:16 am

Burt Reynolds - Celebrities
Well, Mr. Reynolds does come off as 'Smarmy'. I'll agree with you there, but I've always fopund that when he's cast in the right role (usually sleazy guys) he really shines. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 11:36 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Wow!!! Who knew so many people here had tried to get work in Hollywood behind the scenes? You guys should form your own film company. I'm serious. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 11, 2011, 11:33 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
"...my chances of making it in the business were low unless I became gay, Jewish or started dating a daughter of one of the producers or executives...." LOL!!! Yeah, see my problem was I'm heterosexual, Presbyterian and married. I was doomed from the get-go. LOL! But, on a serious note, I'm sorry to hear things didn't work out for you. I both know and feel your pain. But, there is life after Hollywood- and it's fantastic! :) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 11:32 pm

Rage Against the Machine - Music Groups
Here's where I stand on the whole RATM political issue, while trying to sound as neutral as I can: I'm fine if someone is critical of Capitalism or Corporatism (I'll admit that I get critical of them at times), but it does seem pretty hard to take them very seriously when they're millionaires and signed to a big record label. That's almost like a pro-oil car person driving an electric car, or an environmentalist driving a Hummer (or something similar). I will admit that I don't find some of their songs to be that bad. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on July 11, 2011, 10:23 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
Octomom tells somebody else to "get a life"? *facepalm* Stop the world, I want to get off. She's the poster child of how to NOT get a life, much less live one. It's more evidence that the only place she should be is in a padded room wearing a straitjacket. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on July 11, 2011, 9:10 pm

Burt Reynolds - Celebrities
He's always come off as kind of smarmy to me, but it really worked to his advantage in his latter career with roles like the smut-peddler in Boogie Nights. He's a great character actor now; probably the go-to guy for lovably sleazy politician roles and the like. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 11, 2011, 3:25 pm

Weakest Link, The - TV Shows
I used to like this show but after about 2 or 3 weeks or so, it gotten old pretty fast. I hated that fact too when they always vote off the smartest person and sometimes so early in the game too. I also notice that they also voted off that person who bank the most money too and some that never bank the money and yet they never get the answers right. Last and not least the catchphase, everyone who said it think they funny but it's oppoisite because it was funny only once. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 11, 2011, 2:56 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, Octomom told Kristen Johnson to "Grow a baby" but after dealing with Octomom kids, Kristen (abd anyone esle for the matter) might be scared straight to be a mother. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 11, 2011, 2:38 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
This reminded me of a funny joke that Joe Rogan posted of twitter: "Octomom and Casey Anthony in a new reality show where they compete to get sober men to shoot loads inside them. It's called "The Apocalypse" -- Submitted By: (SSM) on July 11, 2011, 12:48 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Fredrich and Traveltron, you both make very true assessments of "the business." When I first moved down to L.A. about four years ago, I took a job as a script consultant. Being a screenwriter had always been something of interest to me, so I thought doing a job where I got to read screenplays and give them coverage (notes, feedback and suggestions to the producers, who ended up 9 times out of 10 not even looking at my comments and still throwing the script in the trash sight unseen) would be perfect. One of the guys I worked with who was in the creative department agreed that he'd help me out with my own screenplay, so a few months into working he and I went to lunch. He basically told me straight up that I wrote a good script and he liked the story, but that it would be impossible to sell. He said even if it was sold, it likely would be optioned indefinitely and sit in "developmental hell" for five years before they would let the option go and it would never hit the screen. He said that described 90% of the working screenwriters in Hollywood. He told me likely if they liked my writing they'd hire me to do a draft of some big time franchise they have the rights to and likely that draft would be rewritten a number of times by other writers, directors, producers and actors and in the end the likelihood of my name even ending up in the credits is slim to none. In a nutshell, he said that since I wasn't in the inner circle and since I wasn't a mean guy (who would gossip, lie and cheat to get in the door) that my chances of making it in the business were low unless I became gay, Jewish or started dating a daughter of one of the producers or executives. He straight up told me that. I appreciate his honesty. After a few more months at the job, I saw all the wrinkles and ugliness of Hollywood and was pretty much turned off completely from "the biz." Now I'm leaving L.A. for good in a few weeks and I know that Hollywood is a disgusting, broken system that is ruled by a similar "good ol' boys" club that you find in many small towns. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 11, 2011, 11:29 am

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
Alas, the kids would witness it and get BAD ideas. Imagine 8 kids going, "Cool! We should copy it! Let's hit other people, too!" and hitting every passenger they can. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 11, 2011, 11:07 am

LeBron James - Celebrities
Crap. It looks like Soggy's really left for good. Nice work, Dolfan! (Just kidding.) I hope he reconsiders and comes back. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 11, 2011, 10:52 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Talentless people being passed over those with talent because they have famous or rich parents? Paris Hilton comes to mind. But I agree with everyone. Most movies nowadays seem to lack quality and cater to those with a short attention span and low standards for quality. Also, if the best some of these people can do is make classic cartoons into live-action movies, they're in the wrong job. I mean, kids in cosplay could do that, without charging $10 a ticket to watch. I guess if you want something done you gotta do it yourself. I hope these independent filmmakers can do animated films: by which, I mean classic 2D animation. CGI movies used to be groundbreaking. Now they have people going, "Ugh, ANOTHER CGI movie?" That's because the animated movie department is hyper-saturated with them. Which is not helped by the fact that most live-action movies use CGI imagery one way or another. You no longer see classic animated movies, only CGI films, of which most are mediocre. Unfortunately, they feel pretty 3D images will compensate for the pathetic storyline. Does nobody know how to draw anymore? I guess not, and in the process, they forgot how to write as well. Like Dolfan, I don't watch movies at theatres anymore unless they are really good. The last one I watched was The Princess and the Frog, partly to show classic animation fans still exist. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 11, 2011, 10:42 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Now granted, that's not to say that children of movie stars are talentless morons as a rule. I think there have been a FEW kids of movie stars who have gone on to have successful careers of their own. And hell if my mom or dad had some pull in Hollywood- I'd be a fool not to use it. :) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 9:36 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Having spent some time in my past trying to break into 'the biz' in Hollywood, I must say that your assessment of how things work there aren't far off the mark. In my experience, it was very frustrating to work my @$$ off to be the best I could be at what I did- only to get passed over in hiring by some dimwit kid of a movie/tv star who had only half the skills I had and olny got hired because of their name or because mommy or daddy pulled a few strings to get junior a job in the business and keep them out of trouble. Frustrating, to say the least and why I got out of 'the biz' entirely. In Hollywood, the pathway to success isn't always what you know- it's either who you know/date/are related to. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 9:25 am

Burt Reynolds - Celebrities
Also, he was pretty likable as the sherriff in the sitcom 'Evening Shade.' -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 9:15 am

Burt Reynolds - Celebrities
Well, actually, as I recall, he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in 'Boogie Nights'. I've seen the movie (it's one of my favorites) and I have to admit it was a well deserved nomination. He was perfect for that role. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on July 11, 2011, 9:13 am

Burt Reynolds - Celebrities
He's one of those guys that kind of became irrelevant around the time I was born, so I was kind of baffled as to why this guy was so famous and had such a big ego; the stuff he was doing in the '80s and early '90s was such crap. I finally saw Deliverance a few years ago and was surprised at what a good job he did in that film. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 11, 2011, 1:41 am

Transformers - Movie Series
And Hollywood is such a closed circle of incestuous non-creativity. My dad keeps telling me, "You could write a better Transformers movie. Why don't you write one for them?" The thing is, there are all kinds of obstacles that all but keep out "outsiders" from their little clique-- Unions being the main one. If I send out a spec script to someone they will just throw it away without even reading it because of all the rules, rules made to keep the same old hack writers, directors, and actors in power and keep new challengers out. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 11, 2011, 1:29 am

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
If only she'd broken Octomnom's jaw so that waste of oxygen could no longer speak for a while...Okay, I know that's so wrong but I also know some of you are silently agreeing with me as you read this. You know who you are ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 10, 2011, 7:54 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
Okay, I meant to post this like, a month ago but better late than never I suppose. Go to Theory B to find out why I feel the way I do about Lebron, it sums things up perfectly. http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/6657623/nba-finals-game-6-retro-diary -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 10, 2011, 7:49 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Um...you didn't exactly do a great job of disproving my point. LOL But I'll amend it to no more Hollywood movies ever, how's that? I *suppose* independent films can still be made. BTW I've seen maybe 3 movies in the theater in the last decade. I only own about 5-6 DVDs as well. It's just not worth it to me. I do watch DVDs at the houses of friends, and some of the movies don't completely suck or anything, but they're still not something I'd ever buy. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 10, 2011, 7:46 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
You're entitled to your opinion, DolFan. I wouldn't go so far to say that I think there should never be movies again. I like movies. I've got a huge collection of DVDs. I'm tired of the recent amount of crap that Hollywood has been releasing. It's very little substance with mostly crude jokes, dumb pop culture references, sex, violence, product placement and explosions for little to no purpose. If these are used to advance a story or develop a character, great. 9 times of a 10 these days, they aren't. And Hollywood is an exclusive club with only a few players with names like Hanks, Speilberg, Abrams, Weinstein, Katzenburg, etc. They decide what goes on the screen and most of the time it's sequels, comic book movies, remakes, or taking something from another decade and making a movie out of it. In the late 90s, they did this with things from the 50s and 60s (Brady Bunch, Leave it to Beaver), in the early 2000s, they did this with the 70s (Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, etc.) and now they are obsessed with everything 80s. Soon, it will be the 90s. Hollywood KNOWS they release crap. A few years ago, they agreed to go from 5 best picture nominations to 10. Recently, they went back down to 5 because they know there isn't anywhere close to 10 quality films being produced a year and that's pathetic. For every great movie that gets made these days, like a "King's Speech" or a "Doubt" or a "Little Miss Sunshine," there are 100 others that are pure garbage. You go to the theaters and the crowds reflect this garbage: they throw food, talk with their friends, push on the chairs in front of them, text, etc. It's awful. I only go to the theater now when a really good movie is out and that's probably once every 2-3 months. Usually, the crowds are classy and behaved, and I feel good about spending the ridiculous $10 for the film. Until people stop going to the theater, Hollywood will continue to produce crap after crap. Even in this supposed "down economy", they are racking in the dough and breaking records. I wish someone outside the Hollywood machine would step up and find another way of bringing quality films to people because I wish there was more reasons for me to go to the movies. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 10, 2011, 7:28 pm

Nadya "Octomom" Suleman - Celebrities
"3rd Rock From the Sun" star Kristen Johnston got into a fight with Octomom on a plane. Apparently Octomom's brats wouldn't shut up. Octomom shouted, "Why don't you grow a baby and get a life!" at her. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 10, 2011, 6:02 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
Hollywood keeps whining that if kids keep downloading movies, there won't be any more. I also wonder if that would really be such a bad thing. The Hollywood blockbusters and multi-million dollar movie stars could theoretically die out, but I think the independent films would still continue. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 10, 2011, 5:58 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
I'm honestly in favor of not making ANY more movies altogether. I just don't see the point. If anything movies these days are ruining society on multiple levels and have created an entire class of spoiled brats who think they're living gods and goddesses. It's not as if movies today are entertaining. Well, maybe to 13-year olds but why should they be allowed to dictate what the rest of us are forced to watch? I'm tired of it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 10, 2011, 2:00 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
That would be even better. But if you're going to make a movie out of something, at least try to make it good. Like Nolan is doing with the current Batman movies. We didn't really need new Batman movies, but he made them work anyways. But most of these other directors are total hacks (like Michael Bay) and don't give a damn about making a good movie. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 10, 2011, 12:44 am

Transformers - Movie Series
Or how about we just leave some things alone and not have to make a movie out of everything? I'm sick of this whole let's take every 80s thing and make a movie out of it. First Transformers, then G.I. Joe and now Smurfs and soon Fraggle Rock. Let's not forget the A Team movie and Miami Vice remake. Ugh. Hollywood, give me a reason to fork over $10. This 3-D, remake, sequel, comic book, franchise crap isn't a good enough reason. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 9, 2011, 9:30 pm

Transformers - Movie Series
God how I wish people would stop seeing these films. I wish it could be rebooted with people that grew up in the 80s at the helm. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 9, 2011, 4:09 pm

Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show,The - TV Shows
awful, Awful, AWFUL is all I have to say about this Flintstones spin-off. -- Submitted By: (markiemark6891) on July 9, 2011, 3:50 pm

Heavy Metal Magazine - Random Topics
Kevin Eastman always lived in the shadow of the much more talented Peter Laird when they worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles together. It doesn't surprise me that he would do this. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 9, 2011, 3:04 pm

Heavy Metal Magazine - Random Topics
Really upset they are closing down the fan page for posting (forums) on the HM website- this magazine has really gone down hill, and Kevin Eastman is to blame. Welcome all fans of HM who are coming here! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 9, 2011, 12:44 am

Jim Carrey - Celebrities
Robert, the will now that you've given them the idea :-( I just assume every celeb is a scientologist these days until proven otherwise, seems easier that way. Does anyone even know any non-celeb scientologists? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 8, 2011, 6:04 pm

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