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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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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

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Music Groups
I cannot honestly say that I am familiar with their greater body of work, but their version of Ding Fries Are Done is the bomb! -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 24, 2011, 9:18 am

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
I'd hate to meet them on the site, either ;-) Lord knows there are enough people like that in America (I GUARANTEE you the majority of submissions were from here) without exporting them from other nations. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 24, 2011, 6:24 am

Jennifer Slept Here - TV Shows
And the worst part is, if I read the summary right, the truck BACKED over her. If she steps into its path without paying attention and gets run over that's one thing (although still ridiculous since how fast have you ever seen an ice cream truck move) but to just stand there while it BACKS over her...there are no words. The more I think about it, the more my flabber is gasted. I just can't get past that. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 24, 2011, 6:22 am

Jennifer Slept Here - TV Shows
Usually I will not comment on a show I have not seen much of, much less not any of it but I make a exception here. What the hell.... just, what kind of premise is THAT?! The fish is served live here. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 24, 2011, 2:47 am

Jennifer Slept Here - TV Shows
After reading the description of what the show was about, the only thing that came to mind was... what?!? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 23, 2011, 9:36 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
Agreed. I would hate to meet these shallow idiots in person. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 23, 2011, 9:34 pm

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) - TV Shows
I love this series when I was a kid, but I wish that "TMNT, turtles forever" movie didn't have to make them even stupider. Okay, I get it, it was cheesy but they didn't have to bash the '87 turtles the way it had and embarassed the fan base who actually like the 1987 TMNT. They made the '87 shedder an idiot and real cartoonish to the point of pure well ughh while the real show he somewhat threating. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 23, 2011, 7:42 pm

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

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Music Groups
My mom likes them, so I can't exactly vote boned from the start. LOL -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 23, 2011, 6:17 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
I want Soggy back too!!! He might not believe me, but I really really do. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 23, 2011, 6:15 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
I pronounce this site the worst on the net!!! 4Chan, you have officially relinquished the crown! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 23, 2011, 6:11 pm

Jennifer Slept Here - TV Shows
Women can mentor and seduce at the same time, ya know ;-) Never heard of this show before now, but from reading the summary...death by ICE CREAM TRUCK??? Really??? That has to be the first boning indication right there! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 23, 2011, 6:08 pm

I Can Has Cheezburger? - Websites
I wonder why no one has cashed in on this craze and made a movie featuring cats as the protagonists? And no, those Garfield CGI abominations don't count. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 23, 2011, 4:32 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
All this flak America puts up with for being shallow and being obsessed with beauty, and it turns out people in other countries can be just as guilty. As for this site, they axed the accounts of thousands of users because they weren't "beautiful" enough. There is such a thing as being ugly on the inside. And isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 23, 2011, 12:45 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

LeBron James - Celebrities
Soggy, if you're lurking, please reconsider your decision. Dolfan was just disagreeing with you and showing why. He wasn't being nasty or anything. Many of us have endured users who are TRULY really nasty, and yet still stayed regulars on BTF. We once had many users--hundreds of them--but then came the vote stacking saga. Topics the stacker(s) liked had Never Boned as the top reason, and on topics they disliked, every reason but Never Boned got the top votes. At least a hundred for each reason. The grand total was THOUSANDS of stacked votes. However, the mess was cleaned up and reasons with suspected stacking were removed. But in many ways, the damage was done: Many users left, never coming back, and BTF gained a reputation as being overly political. So, in conclusion, come back Soggy. You made many good posts here. Even when it comes to ones others disagree with, you are civil in your opinion and never insulted anyone. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 23, 2011, 12:19 pm

Jennifer Slept Here - TV Shows
I never got what exactly Jennifer was trying to do here. Was she trying to mentor or seduce the 14-year-old kid now living in her house? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 23, 2011, 10:45 am

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
Also, curious as to what it's in English instead of Danish if it's HQ'd in Denmark. Sounds as though Hamlet didn't get the last of something rotten there. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 23, 2011, 10:42 am

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
Why anyone would go to a website to seek out companions is beyond me! How do folks expect other website participants to be anywhere as honest about themselves as they'd need to be in a face-to-face encounter? Oh, and I hope someone tells the participants here that genetics is somewhat of a crap shoot in that JUST because parents are plain or gorgeous doesn't guarantee the offspring's going to be the same. Kids can inherit the best or worst of the gene pools in the most unexpected ways. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 23, 2011, 10:41 am

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

MasterChef (USA) - TV Shows
They got caught digitally faking a crowd scene. Looks expensive. I thought the point of reality shows is that they're supposed to be cheap? http://i.imgur.com/maWde.jpg -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 22, 2011, 11:07 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
WOOHOO!!! Someone knows about Godwin's Law besides me :-D But seriously, I don't get their logic, probably because they aren't using any. Shouldn't attractive people be able to, you know, decide for themselves who they want to date? Or is it that these so-called "attractive" people are really so narcissistic they genuinely believe they're the most attractive person around for miles by far? In which case, wouldn't dating someone else with that level of self-centeredness ultimately (and rather quickly I would think) end in colossal failure? And how sad is it that now apparently there are categories of dating sites, and you have to worry about going to the "wrong" one where only the "losers" hang out? Not that I've ever done it, and I never will for reasons such as this. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 22, 2011, 6:59 pm

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

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
Yeah, I hate to invoke Godwin's Law, but I can't help but think of the Nazis when it comes to this site. And the reason they claim for making it is that, God forbid, attractive people might get matched up with someone that isn't considered "beautiful" on a regular dating site. I thought that beautiful people didn't need dating sites anyways. I'm guessing the BeautifulPeople.com users must have lousy personalities in addition to their good genetics. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 22, 2011, 3:46 pm

Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels - TV Shows
Is it just me or does Captain Caveman look like Mr. Peanut's unkempt White Trash hillbilly cousin? -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 22, 2011, 3:17 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

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Typical modern America--cancel the useful shows in favor of complete mind-rotting garbage. I ask you this--just how is this nation supposed to last another decade without completely imploding? I just can't see it. But at least we're apparently not as shallow as the Danes. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 21, 2011, 6:23 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
The concept of this site is downright horrifying. I'm amazed that this wasn't an American idea. Remind me to never visit Denmark if people there are even more shallow than Americans :-O -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 21, 2011, 6:21 pm

Vicar of Dibley, The - TV Shows
I do enjoy the so-called 'Brit-Coms' but I will admit that what you've just described seems to be a common occurrence with a number of the British Sit-Coms I have seen over time. They start out great with a very promising and hilarious premise and then after about two good seasons (or 'series' as they call them on the other side of the pond) they go nuts with it from there on out and completely ruin it. As if the writers sit in the writing room and say "Well they just love it when Mr. Humphries/The Vicar/Hiacynth/etc. does this/that. Let's cram it down the viewers throats!" But, then at the same time, we Yanks are pretty capable of pulling off the ol' 'crashing a sitcom into the wall and making one-dimensional cartoons out of the characters.' After all 'Happy Days' was an American sitcom. :) But, I do agree agree with you about The Vicar of Dibley. Great premise that went really bad after a couple of seasons. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 21, 2011, 6:02 pm

BeautifulPeople.com - Websites
I think this site is disgusting. The Danish should be ashamed of it. I'm glad they got hacked. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 21, 2011, 11:20 am

America's Most Wanted - TV Shows
Last regular episode aired on Sunday. It's really insidious how FOX is killing this show. The last time they tried to kill it there was a public outcry. So now they're saying, "Oh nooooo, we're not canceling it; we're just reducing it to four special broadcasts a year." And you just watch, they will preempt them or gradually reduce the 4-per-year to 0-per-year. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 21, 2011, 12:44 am

Keeping Up With The Kardashians - TV Shows
I'd like to take away their right to reproduce!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 20, 2011, 12:12 am

Vicar of Dibley, The - TV Shows
What's frustrating to me about this show is that the premise of a woman vicar coming into a tiny conservative town could have been a fantastic comedic gold mine but they turned every character and situation into one-dimentional cartoons immediately and ruined it. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 19, 2011, 7:34 pm

Raising the Bar - TV Shows
Can Katie just BAR the door on this one already? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 19, 2011, 7:18 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
I confess. I'm not into sports that much. Hence, Mr. James holds no interest for me so I have no real opinion on him. However; thanks DolFan for reconsidering leaving. I hope Soggy reads this and decides to return as well. The two of you have the potential for great discourse even if from seemingly opposite POVs. Oh, and could someone tell shanequia I'd like HER to return,too? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 19, 2011, 7:12 pm

Keeping Up With The Kardashians - TV Shows
I'd like to meet the people who actually watch this on a regular basis....and take away their right to vote. -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on June 19, 2011, 12:30 pm

Lady Gaga - Music Groups
Never heard her music (that I know of), so I cant judge her on that. But "Lady Gaga" has to be the STUPIDEST show biz name I've ever heard of. That and her trying to act like a trendsetter (meat dress comes to mind) makes me vote for "boned the fish" -- Submitted By: (bmovies) on June 19, 2011, 11:50 am

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
Chubby, that's a bit extreme don't you think? :-O Now the people who reuploaded that heinous affront to humanity, on the other hand... -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 18, 2011, 7:09 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
Bill Hicks is turning over in his grave- horrible. Ban this shit and lets hope she unloads an UZI in her mouth... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 18, 2011, 6:30 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
I see that she remove it already, but lot of people already reupload it in their Youtube accounts. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on June 18, 2011, 3:53 pm

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? - TV Shows
If you think Jeff Foxworthy is a compentent game show host, you might be a red- no, let me rephrase that: if you think Jeff Foxworthy is a competent game show host, you might be a toothless, inbred, backwoods cretin cracker. If you actually believe some of these questions were ever part of ANY grade school lesson plan, you will NEVER be smarter than ANY fifth grader. -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on June 18, 2011, 3:33 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
The last thing I want to see on a sitcom (unless it's "All In the Family") is someone trying to tackle a serious issue (like teenagers on drugs) one minute and Tim Allen falling down the stairs the next. All kids on long-running series grow up (look at Jerry Mathers), but when the boys on this show reached puberty, the loss of cuteness was magnified by the power of 10. Plus, why didn't Allen's "Tool Time" co-host ever smash his face in with a belt sander for being such a pr**k all the time? I know I would have. By the way, did I mention I've always hated this show? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on June 18, 2011, 3:15 am

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
Sounds to me like someone couldn't take the heat anymore. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 17, 2011, 6:28 pm

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

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! So let me get this straight: her whole big plan for fame is to put this abomination on Youtube so people will worship her and stuff, and now, after SHE wanted it on there, she took it off because of a copyright claim? Awww, poor baby, I guess she'll have to actually have to earn the adulation she clearly craves. Either that or start her own reality show like everyone else does these days. Seriously, that was awesome. I guess people DO have a voice and CAN change things for the better after all. Now if only that power could be used to get rid of our so-called "leaders" in political office. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 17, 2011, 6:07 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
Okay okay, you guys talked me into it. I'm staying :-) Seriously, I was touched by the support. I had no idea it would be like that, I honestly thought people would be angry at me for driving Soggy away, even if it was unintentional. And yes, I hope he comes back too, although that's out of my control unfortunately :-( Oh, and Lebron is now jealous of ME, since I'm liked by more people than he is >:-D -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 17, 2011, 6:01 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
I don't really want to get involved, but as I said before a certain amount of negativity should be expected on BTF, as with its predecessor JTS. That just happens when you discuss when something started to suck. As for LeBron, he deserves what's coming to him. Lots of pro-athletes out there DON'T get arrogant with fame and fortune. He should have followed their example. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 17, 2011, 1:22 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
I just saw that, as of right now, the official music video for Friday, which had over 160 million views and 3 million dislikes, has now been removed "due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black." -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 17, 2011, 3:03 am

LeBron James - Celebrities
I'm with those who are asking Soggy and DolFan to not leave - please don't! BTF would not be as lively without you two. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on June 17, 2011, 1:08 am

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

South Park - TV Shows
To sum it up: TONS of metaphorical elements in this episode. If I had to analyze it I would say that Sharon & Randy = Comedy Central & Matt & Trey (respectively), Stan = the show South Park itself and the rest of the boys = (possibly) the Fans (maybe, but I'm not sold on that one-yet). Overall, the episode felt like one big "Dear John" letter. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 16, 2011, 3:37 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
Yes, please stay, Soggy and DolFan. While I'm at it, please come back Shaniqua! Haven't heard from her in a while... -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on June 16, 2011, 3:02 pm

Thundarr the Barbarian - TV Shows
After seeing the premise, I must say I'm glad the world didn't end in 1994. Despite its heavy influence from Star Wars, Conan the Barbarian, Flash Gordon, etc., this one's a classic. But in response to one of the boning reasons, how is this racist or white supremacist? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 2:09 pm

Sealab 2020 - TV Shows
Sigh...I can't believe Boomerang cancelled Samurai Jack for this. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 1:57 pm

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - TV Shows
I never watched it except for one or two episodes. However, I recall the commercial where Cheese walks around the place babbling, and it made me think, "OK, the show he comes from must be really stupid." When I learned it was Foster's Home, I came to the conclusion it degenerated into a show full of idiots. Hence, why it's important to put your BEST foot forward when you advertise a show. You don't cry stinking fish. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 1:46 pm

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

LeBron James - Celebrities
Come on, Soggy, don't go. BTF's cast of regulars is low enough. Dolfan may be opinionated, but at least he doesn't attack people if they don't agree with him. True, constant negativity isn't good for a person, but Dolfan has said positive things here on BTF. And Dolfan, so far, nobody's blaming you for running off Soggy. Stay! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 16, 2011, 1:40 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

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends - TV Shows
I don't think it boned. While characters like Goo and Cheese did get a bit annoying at times, they weren't unbearable. I say it was one of the last real good shows that Cartoon Network made. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 15, 2011, 8:51 pm

Carrie Underwood - Celebrities
Not a huge Carrie Underwood fan, but I will give some credit on the fact that she and Kelly Clarkson have pretty much been the only America Idol winners that have actually been consistently successful, as opposed to most of the winners, who have some hits and then fade into obscurity. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 15, 2011, 8:42 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

Isaac Hayes - Celebrities
I'm not really bothered on the fact that he was a Scientologist (and no, I do NOT support them), but rather on how he reacted with the South Park Co$ episode. He left the show because he thought it was offensive that they made fun of his religion, despite the fact that, like Trey Parker and Matt Stone said, they've made fun of other religions before, some more harsh than others, and Isaac Hayes was perfectly fine with it. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 15, 2011, 4:09 pm

South Park - TV Shows
I did see it and I thought the very same thing. I can't imagine that Matt & Trey are trying to "take the show in a new direction"- South Park is just not the kind of show you do that sort of thing with. Such a move would completely rub against the grain of the show. They are reportedly committed to the Comedy Channel until 2013, but who knows. If their show 'The Book of Mormon' continues to be the success that it has been and they launch other successful ventures, my guess is that they probably will just renegotiate or buy their contract out (again, just guessing here). Personally, I think they should quit while they are ahead. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 15, 2011, 10:49 am

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

LeBron James - Celebrities
Well...shoot :-( Maybe I should leave for good now too now that I'll forever be known as the guy who ran off Soggy ):-( That's surely going to get some anger directed my way. I hate that it had to come to this. We were both just expressing ourselves, and kept going until it got out of hand. I guess I'll wait and see how bad the fallout is first. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 11:59 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
I did some research on the song (I don't know why I did), and I found out that, not only did Rebecca Black not write the song, but that the song had TWO writers. One has to wonder if they were playing a joke or not. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on June 14, 2011, 11:02 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
BTW Soggy, rest assured I've spent more time and energy replying to you the past couple of days than I have "hating" Lebron. You have the right to assume I do nothing but sit around all day sticking pins in a Lebron voodoo doll in between throwing darts at a board with his face on it in a room where pictures of him with devil horns drawn on his head are covering the walls, and I have the right to be alternately annoyed and amused by all the people on the net who assume that and worse about me and every other person who sees how he really is. There's no need for us to get into a personal and long running feud over this--Lebron's not worth it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 9:35 pm

Ellen (TV series) - TV Shows
I remember this show had Bruce Campbell on and was teasing him as a regular. The problem was they did NOTHING with him. They had one of the best cult character actors in the last 30 years and you do nothing with him? Really? -- Submitted By: (bjohn345) on June 14, 2011, 8:47 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
And on that happy note, I depart BTF for good. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 14, 2011, 7:58 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
Let's take this one by one, shall we? "Why resist? Because I'm a grownup." And I'm not? How old do you think I am, 15? And my soul's not "corroded" either. LOL Lebron's is, but not mine. "That's why I try to balance the critical things I write on these BTF topics with positive comments. Simply put: Constant negativity isn't good for a person." Oh please, you were going to STOP posting here altogether not too long ago, don't play me like that. "Besides, as I have pointed out in a number of BTF posts, the American Stardom Machine - which ultimately is all of us - places impossible expectations and demands and pressures on talented young people - especially actors and athletes - for which they are often not emotionally or psychologically prepared." Talented young people??? If that was coming from anyone else I'd assume it was a joke but I know you're actually serious :-O The reason I can't stand celebs is because almost none of them have talent! They just get handed money and fame "just because" and proceed to actually act like they deserve it, HA!!! "LeBron James was given too much, too fast, and too much has been demanded of him in return." And that's the way it ought to be. Would you rather NOTHING be demanded of him in exchange for all his money and fame? How fair would THAT be? "I can hardly begin to imagine the pressures he has been under." Oh yes, what a victim, being forced to air The Decision on live TV--oh wait, he did that of his own free will, never mind. "In the sense that he handled the Cleveland departure very poorly - due largely to having received very bad advice from his so-called friends - I can understand the temptation to gloat at how the bad karma he has generated has come back on him." You *say* you can understand, but all your other comments say otherwise. If you could understand you wouldn't have made your last post. "Hell, I was a Seattle resident when Alex Rodriguez ditched the Mariners for a quarter-billion bucks. I shared the general Seattle bitterness toward the guy, and for years I relished every subsequent setback in his career." Were you a grownup then? :-) "But it occurred to me one day that I was angry at A-Rod for failing to place my demands on him above his demands on himself, and from that moment I dropped my foolish grudge and just accepted him as a very good ballplayer." Who said I was "angry" with Lebron? Another assumption you've made, tsk tsk. "This is what I'm trying to do with LeBron too (and also with Tiger Woods)." Yes, let's just totally ignore the fact Tiger Woods is a big time philanderer just because he hits a golf ball well. (Rolls eyes.) "And finally, the older I get, the less attractive I find following herds and adopting a herd mentality. This gleeful I-Hate-LeBron-James craze I see gripping the country is very much a herd thing. (Or more accurately a school-of-piranha thing.)" Nope, I came up with my scorn of Lebron all on my own, didn't need anyone else's help. And aren't *you* adopting the "herd" mentality of calling anyone who thinks like me a "hater"? Seriously, I wish I could steal the h key off everyone's keypad so they'd at least have to find another word to use. At least you haven't used it--yet. More people than ever before in American history have been handed money and fame who don't deserve it, and pointing that out when their hubris gets out of control doesn't make me part of any "herd" or "corrode" my soul. It means I'm simply not afraid to point out the obvious. If the emperor has no clothes, what good does it do anybody to NOT mention it? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 6:59 pm

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

South Park - TV Shows
Yes, Travoltron, I saw it. An unusually heavy episode, with a very melancholy ending, and a pretty clear hint that this may be last season of South Park. Parker and Stone have made little effort to hide the fact that they aren't as committed to the show as they used to be, and that they are frustrated at the demands the show places on their time and energy. Now that they have an award-winning Broadway musical to their credit, they appear to want to try other things, and South Park has become a drag on their ambitions. In that sense, "You're Getting Old" would seem to have multiple meanings. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 14, 2011, 4:41 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
Why resist? Because I'm a grownup; trashing people gets old after awhile, and my soul just doesn't need that constant corrosion. That's why I try to balance the critical things I write on these BTF topics with positive comments. Simply put: Constant negativity isn't good for a person. Besides, as I have pointed out in a number of BTF posts, the American Stardom Machine - which ultimately is all of us - places impossible expectations and demands and pressures on talented young people - especially actors and athletes - for which they are often not emotionally or psychologically prepared. LeBron James was given too much, too fast, and too much has been demanded of him in return. I can hardly begin to imagine the pressures he has been under. In the sense that he handled the Cleveland departure very poorly - due largely to having received very bad advice from his so-called friends - I can understand the temptation to gloat at how the bad karma he has generated has come back on him. Hell, I was a Seattle resident when Alex Rodriguez ditched the Mariners for a quarter-billion bucks. I shared the general Seattle bitterness toward the guy, and for years I relished every subsequent setback in his career. But it occurred to me one day that I was angry at A-Rod for failing to place my demands on him above his demands on himself, and from that moment I dropped my foolish grudge and just accepted him as a very good ballplayer. This is what I'm trying to do with LeBron too (and also with Tiger Woods). And finally, the older I get, the less attractive I find following herds and adopting a herd mentality. This gleeful I-Hate-LeBron-James craze I see gripping the country is very much a herd thing. (Or more accurately a school-of-piranha thing.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 14, 2011, 2:55 pm

Extreme Trains - TV Shows
being a rail fan I was waiting very eagerly for this show but it boned the fish the moment it started. the host is a complete idiot and its all about shacking the camera and fast editing.a comlete waste of time. -- Submitted By: (hifijohn) on June 14, 2011, 2:43 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

Dwayne Wade - Celebrities
I used to have respect for you, Dwayne. I used to think you were a leader. Then you not only turn into a sheep and go right along with The Decision and Lebron's lunacy in general, you decide to act 14 and mock someone who was genuinely sick and could barely play, and then give that weak sauce explanation of how you knew there would be cameras there and it was a joke? What the hell happened to you, dog? You're a grown ass man, not someone in freaking junior high. You didn't pull that shit in '06 when you won, why do it now? Lebron's influence? That's not you...is it? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 5:45 am

LeBron James - Celebrities
Soggy, you're no fun :-( Guys like Lebron set themselves up for it, why resist? Just think how even worse life would be if people like that won all the time. As opposed to just most of the time like they do now. It's not as if I go out of my way to bash people 24/7 because I think I'm better than everyone else. I just bash the people who are that way. And they richly deserve it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 14, 2011, 5:40 am

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

X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997) - TV Shows
I just finished watching the series, and I got to say it was overall a very well written, mature and all-round accessible cartoon for both kids and adults. The first season had a very good pararell story to racism in the modern world which rewarded people who made the attempt to tune in every time. Though the second one was not as continuous it still was captivating. Each character major began being developed further as well as the secondary characters when they appeared, both good and evil. As for when the Phoenix saga came along, it was a pity that the episodes from then on were shown out of sequence and that it became mostly stand-alone with the exception of multi-parters (though there was one episode chronologically straight after the Phoenix saga which was not broadcast until much later on - it was cloyingly out of place). The last few episodes did not fare too well on the animation department, however around then it was seeming like high time to wrap it all up. It sort of went down as a result leaving the series not as good as the first episodes allowed it to be. However, the series finale was a touching, very mature way to depart showing how each member of the X-Men had developed some nuances and were changed people by working together for a similar cause. Great show in all for audiences of all ages. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 14, 2011, 1:14 am

South Park - TV Shows
Anyone else see the episode last week, "You're Getting Old"? I certainly could identify with it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on June 13, 2011, 11:44 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
I remember a 60 Minutes piece on LeBron back around 2003, when he was about to begin his pro career right out of high school. He came across as a genuinely nice, likable young man, humble and soft-spoken and well-grounded. Now look at him eight years later. Success - wealth and fame and hero worship and all the other things that set him apart from the ordinary run of humanity - has thoroughly ruined him. And the expectations that have been piled on his shoulders over the years - the demands to be The King - have proven too much for him to bear (let alone to bear with any sort of grace). I won't call him a victim of society - he's too rich and has too many fans for a label like that to sound anything other than foolishly melodramatic - but I do believe he has been damaged by all the hype and attention and demands of superstardom, and this is why I take no pleasure in his humiliation. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on June 13, 2011, 8:54 pm

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

American Idol - TV Shows
These days marketable=being a good looking jerk. That's all it takes. So my original point stands. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 8:16 pm

Battlestar Galactica 1978 - TV Shows
For me, it boned when they went to some hidden base- and immediately happened upon a cantina bar virtually identical to the one in the original first "Star Wars" movie [and IIRC I don't think this went unnoticed by Lucas]. Couldn't they try to be a little original? Oh, and it didn't help that Lorne Greene's Adama patriarch was even duller than Adam Cartwright [Ben's eldest son] on "Bonanza". -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 13, 2011, 6:53 pm

American Idol - TV Shows
Not exactly true, DolFan. It's whether the powers who wanna invest consider the hack *marketable* that's the key. Alas, there are plenty of authentically talented folks out there whom couldn't get a first look from American Idol or any other ilk. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on June 13, 2011, 6:49 pm

LeBron James - Celebrities
The day after and Lebron's loss still has me partyin' partyin', YEAH!!! >:-D -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 6:10 pm

Patti LaBelle - Music Groups
At this point I'd like to drag her to court LITERALLY. By the hair. On foot. I am genuinely outraged over this, and these days it takes a lot to get me feeling that way, as opposed to the usual cynical resignation I get when I hear about yet another person behaving badly. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 6:07 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
The really sad part is, I'm old enough to be her dad. I can't imagine being the parent of any teen today, I'd literally have to disown them if they acted like all the other teens today do. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 6:04 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
HEY!!! What happened to my original description at the top??? I liked mine better. :-( -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on June 13, 2011, 6:02 pm

This Old House - TV Shows
I can only echo what the other posters have said, this was a very good idea in the beginning but now its a show for people with million dollar budgets. -- Submitted By: () on June 13, 2011, 2:52 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
I think Howard Stern already tried the farting thing -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on June 13, 2011, 9:12 am

In the Heat of the Night (TV series) - TV Shows
I figured out that the way to watch this show and enjoy it was not to compare it to the movie -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on June 13, 2011, 9:10 am

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

Seth McFarlane - Celebrities
Until I heard about McFarlane's elation over King of the Hill coming to an end, I just figured him to be another loudmouth whose mama never taught him his mouth isn't used for breaking wind. He displayed his true colors with that outburst. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on June 13, 2011, 8:09 am

Patti LaBelle - Music Groups
Make it three of us. If I was that cadet, I wouldn't hesitate to drag her to court over that incident. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on June 13, 2011, 8:05 am

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
@ Kingbk. Ssshhhhh! You might give someone ideas. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on June 13, 2011, 5:52 am

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