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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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Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
Never mind what I said in my last post on this subject. I wrote it in a particularly pessimistic mood. (By the way, the last part of that post's last sentence was cut off, for some reason. The sentence was supposed to have read "Sadly, history offers us too many examples of really bad people dying of old age in their beds.") I'm delighted that the bastard is about to be maggot food, though it would have been better if he'd been gut-shot so he could have suffered for awhile. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 2, 2011, 12:33 am

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
He's being boned by flaming fish now. Justice is done. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 1, 2011, 11:43 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
Well now! If that report is, in fact, true- then is sure DOES sound as if someone needs to "drag him aside and give him a little slap." But then again, just playing a little devils advocate- Is there actually audio of the incident? But if it is true, he'd better get his attitude in check before it REALLY backfires on him (and if it is happening, it's only a matter time before audio, or better yet, video of an incident surfaces- and that could ruin him). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 1, 2011, 11:42 pm

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
I wonder if we'll ever find out who busted a cap in Osama's ass. They should get a medal. I wonder how this is going to go over in Pakistan, "Palestine", etc. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 1, 2011, 10:57 pm

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
Well, happy to say I was wrong about this. I wonder if we got him on purpose or just by chance. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 1, 2011, 10:25 pm

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
Osama bin Laden is dead! :D -- Submitted By: (MacFan95) on May 1, 2011, 10:21 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
Robert, some of the beaches in L.A. are beautiful and some are dirty and gross. Totally depends on which one you go to. Unfortunately, all of them are relatively overcrowded during the summertime and weekends, so good luck finding parking. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 1, 2011, 9:42 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
With a name like Dolfan, I thought you'd still be in Florida. Let me guess...the heat got to you. Yes, it gets ridiculously hot down here. Thank God for the AC. As for California, they're known for their crazy and ridiculous laws. But, like everyone here, I also heard it has gorgeous beaches. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2011, 8:12 pm

Superman - Random Topics
The funniest comment I heard regarding this went something like this: "If you don't like it here, then go back where you came from! Oh wait..." -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 1, 2011, 8:08 pm

Superman - Random Topics
Remember when comics used to be fun and mostly for kids? I _barely_ do. This "social relevancy" trash started happening in the '70s, escalated in the 80s, and now is the norm and is expected of comics. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 1, 2011, 6:54 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
Kingbk, you made the right choice, and confirmed what I'd figured all along about LA and California in general. South Florida has beaches and sunny weather too but trust me, you wouldn't want to actually live there either--and Florida has no tax on groceries. I got out of there in '97 and haven't been back since. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 1, 2011, 5:59 pm

Superman - Random Topics
I just saw this the other day as well- another hijacking of a classic character being forced to do things outside the established norms of a character to support political agendas. The de-americanizing of Supes started when they didnt want to say Truth Justice and the American Way in the last movie. This goes along with Spiderman supporting Obama and GI JOE the movie from last year moving the characters away from being A REAL AMERICAN Hero. It's politcal correctness gone amok again.... http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/29/take-your-global-citizenship-and-shove-it-superman/ -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 1, 2011, 2:28 pm

John C. Reilly - Celebrities
Baloney. Walk Hard was funny as hell - a great sendup of the pompous celebrity biopic format - and Dewey Cox was based on lots of different people, not just on Johnny Cash. (Besides, I'd bet Cash wouldn't have found the movie offensive. What he WOULD have a problem with is the fawning hero worship that now surrounds him and angrily insists he is "above" being parodied.) Nor is Reilly the guy to blame for the movie anyway; he was neither the producer nor writer. You may as well insult supporting actors Tim Meadows and Harold Ramis and Jenna Fischer, and all the celebs with cameos, and all the real artists like the Temptations and Jackson Browne who appeared in the movie. Oh, and don't forget to defend the sacred honor of Elvis and Buddy Holly and Brian Wilson and Jim Morrison and the Beatles while you're at it. As for Reilly himself, he isn't close to boning. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 1, 2011, 1:38 pm

High School - Random Topics
I think we all have regrets from those years. Whether it be things we said/did that we wished we hadn't, things we didn't do/say that we wished we had or any number or other regrets. I think it's also important to remember that some of the mistakes we made back then helped us to learn lessons that allowed us to grow and (hopefully) mature into the people we are today. So, if you see a High School aged 'kid' acting in a way we disapprove of, remember that we were that young at one point in our lives as well. I'm not saying it excuses it, but that we have to remember that at that age, we're all still learning and growing and we should cut 'them' a little slack. Not let them get away with it, but be understanding. As for going to a high school reunion, I don't think mine even had one to be honest. I'm not sure if I would have gone even if it did. Never having been to one, I can't say how they go or if it's worth it. However, if you've moved on and want to keep that past in the past then maybe not going is the best thing to do. Then again, maybe seeing everyone else as they are now might help things if you discover they too have matured and changed. It might help to reinforce that those years and the issues are the past and that they've moved on as well. Who knows, maybe you'll make some new friends or re-discover some old ones. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 1, 2011, 12:17 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
DolFan, not going to lie, the beaches and weather were what made me move out here in the first place. I enjoyed living out here for a while, but after you realize all your paychecks go straight to rent, that living in a shoebox for $1500 a month is considered "cheap," that most the people out here are fake, flaky, and never will be true friends, that it takes 20 minutes or more to go even five miles somewhere, that you're working your ass off most of the time, so you don't even get to enjoy all the things there are to do, then you realize it's time to move. Four years was plenty, now my wife and I are ready to settle down somewhere for a long haul. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 1, 2011, 11:22 am

Facts of Life, The - TV Shows
DEFINITELY when Mrs. Garrett left. Her character (originally on Diff'rent Strokes) was the cornerstone on which TFOL was built. She was the unquestioned matriarch of the group as well as the glue that held them together as a tightly-knit "family". When her sister replaced her, things just went irreversibly downhill, including the combative Blair-Jo friendship, which was fun and touching in high school and college, but seemed to deteriorate as the series started winding down, as Blair got more insulting of Jo and Jo more apt to just sit and take it. DEFINITELY should've ended when Mrs. G departed, the show just fell apart the last two seasons without her. At least she came back for the reunion movie. -- Submitted By: (sportz75) on May 1, 2011, 4:58 am

Da Ali G. Show - TV Shows
Never found white people pretending to be black entertaining. Matter of fact it is quite annoying! -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 1:05 am

ABC World News - TV Shows
ABC World News, like all national news shows NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX all boned belly up when news stopped being news and started being political sounding boards for the left and right. Granted FOX gets a pass because up until their birth conservatives never caught a break from the national news outlets. But I want to hear N E W S!!!! Not commentary! Not opinion! and how bout some good news every now and then!!! I'm tired of the same old chicken little BS sky is falling doom and gloom day in and day out!!!! When I am in the other room and hear one of the national news programs come on I instantly run for my life to the remote and change the channel to any rerun I can get my hands on. -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 1:03 am

Jon and Kate Plus 8 - TV Shows
I never understood the arraction anyone had to this show to begin with! AAAwwwwwww Jon and Kate plus 8! They got 8 little rugrats awwww how cute lets make a show about fake azz people with 8 kids! WHO EFIN CARES!?!?!?? REALLY.....WHO??? Shows like this speak volumes of the mentality of the American TV viewer. The only thing worse than this show are those that found any enjoyment whatsoever from it. If I am ever in a situation where I need to self-induce vomiting, I'll make sure I have a few DVD's of this BS laying around. Won't be any problem puking at all. -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 12:56 am

Whale Wars - TV Shows
I can't wait until the countries that these whale boats are from allow the whalers to install bid 6" guns on deck and 50 cals and whatnot and they blow these libtards to smitherines!!! Now that would be entertainment!!! -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 12:41 am

All in the Family - TV Shows
The show itself never boned but should have let sleeping dogs lie and never came up with ABP, (Archie Bunker's Place). With that being said, in the episode of ABP when Edith dies and Archie finds her one slipper under her bed in the empty room and holds it to his face and starts crying has got to be one of the most gut-wrenching moments on TV ever. To this day if I watched it, all 6'4" and 240 lbs of me would cry like a little schoolgirl. AITF was by far one of the top 3 greatest TV shows period of all time! -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 12:36 am

Saturday Night Live - TV Shows
SNL boned in the mid-199o's when it went from being a great comedy show to a political, mean-spirited attack forum for the left-wing hacks of Hollywood. It's one thing to make fun of Gerald Ford falling down the stairs of AF-1 like Chevy Chase used to do back in the day, but eventually they just got downright disrespectful and nasty. I hope this show burns in hell soon and everyone remotely associated with this POS show is out of work!!! 'Nuf said!!! -- Submitted By: (stukaman) on May 1, 2011, 12:16 am

High School - Random Topics
I'm having a hard time making a decision on whether to go to my high school reunion or not. My 10 year reunion is in a few months and I no longer reside in the city my high school is in. A part of me is like "go and see what people look like now" and a part of me is like "I only keep in touch with 2-3 people from high school these days, what's the point?" Again, was never a huge fan of high school, but curiosity might win me over to attend. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 1, 2011, 12:16 am

Pee-Wee's Playhouse - TV Shows
(Reposted from the Wayback Machine, not mine) "I remember the one where Cowboy Curtis (Larry Fishburne) was talking to Miss Yvonne. She complained her pipes were "backed up". Curtis' reply was, "I know what you need fixed, Miss Yvonne... And I'VE got the TOOL to fix it." He then reaches down toward his crotch (winking at the camera) and pulls out a monkey wrench. Brilliant, brilliant stuff!" -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 30, 2011, 6:54 pm

1980s - Random Topics
The 80s was a good year for cartoons. Despite cartoons which served no purpose other than being advertising vehicles (such as Care Bears, Popples, Strawberry Shortcake, etc.), you had Gummi Bears, Duck Tales, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, Transformers (OK, it advertised toys, but IIRC it had good storylines to back them up, unlike the others I mentioned), Voltron (ditto), Count Duckula, and more. There were a lot of bad 80s cartoons, too. I guess the quote that best describes the cartoons of the 80s: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The 90s also had good cartoons (especially most anything from WB). From 2000 on, quality started slipping when it came to cartoons. However, there were some good ones (like Samurai Jack and Invader Zim). Nowadays, many cartoons are cheaply done fillers with little to no effort put into them. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2011, 6:38 pm

South Park - TV Shows
Watch it while you still can. They'll probably censor that as well sometime in the future. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2011, 6:23 pm

Superman - Random Topics
Sigh...I just found out that Superman is turning his back on America because he's "tired of having his actions construed as American policy". Superman's creator must be spinning in his grave. Superman is famous for being an American hero! Whose idea was this?! If Superman is tired of being the American symbol he's been since the day he was first conceived, he's officially dead. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 30, 2011, 6:22 pm

Superman - Movie Series
Just saw Superman Returns this morning, I could say that it wasn't that bad of a movie, it could've done more though. At least it's is lot better that trash they called Superman IV. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 30, 2011, 6:15 pm

Greenpeace - Random Topics
When the founder renounces any involvement in the group he/she started, you know the group boned. That's exactly the scenario with Greenpeace. Even Patrick Moore can see that this group was hijacked by extreme liberals. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 30, 2011, 6:07 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
What made you move to the land of fruits and nuts (and I'm not talking about food) in the first place? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 30, 2011, 5:23 pm

Surreal Life, The - TV Shows
HEY!!! I thought I was the one!!! Oh, the fleeting fickle nature of modern relationships! (Sighs.) j/k -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 30, 2011, 5:22 pm

Encyclopedia Dramatica - Websites
And just think Soggy, if you'd had your way and nobody ever introduced any new topics they didn't like, you'd never have heard of a site that now doesn't exist! I'll bet you feel silly now ;-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 30, 2011, 5:20 pm

Facebook - Websites
The real reason Facebook exists is to make it easier for the authorities to track your every move. Same goes for Twitter. They don't want you to know this of course for obvious reasons. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 30, 2011, 5:17 pm

South Park - TV Shows
The degree to which I love this show almost frightens me sometimes. (I try to make a point of asking someone at least once every week to respect my authoritah. Last week it was my boss.) By the way, a belated apology to DolFan for mistaking his meaning of the phrase "the right people". -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:42 pm

Facebook - Websites
Maybe I'll end up joining, so that I too may come to love Big Brother.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:09 pm

Encyclopedia Dramatica - Websites
The site is no more as of two weeks ago. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 30, 2011, 1:51 pm

Krispy Kreme - Random Topics
Yeah, I remember that too. Q13 was reporting on it every morning on the news for a while. Everyone went nuts for Krispy Kreme except me, I still haven't gone there. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 30, 2011, 1:47 pm

South Park - TV Shows
South Park is a show that, to me, usually bones and unbones. To me, it's currently in an unboned position, although there may be a time where it bones again. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 30, 2011, 12:58 pm

Facebook - Websites
Soggy- I was thinking more Orwellian, but I think that Invasion of the Body Snatchers is appropriate as well. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 30, 2011, 12:00 pm

South Park - TV Shows
Travoltron- Very dissappointing to hear that on the new season, I was going to buy that this week (and probably still will). Well- I'll be proud to watch Muhammed on the episde SUPER BEST FRIENDS from Season 5. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 30, 2011, 11:57 am

Encyclopedia Dramatica - Websites
Wow, this is my day for learning about new things. I've never heard of this site until now - and I'm damn sure not going to visit it. (At least not sober.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:44 am

Surreal Life, The - TV Shows
fletch000 is my new favorite BTF member. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:36 am

Freeganism - Random Topics
Never heard of this one before now. Sounds like a pleasant fad for spoiled middle-class kids who want to delude themselves that they are saving the planet because they're too lazy to do anything substantive to that end. I give it about two more years. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:34 am

Sagging - Random Topics
And here I thought I was adequately literate regarding youth culture. I had no idea until now that there was an official name for this type of fashion. I figured it was too pathetic to HAVE a name. (Though "Loserwear" has a nice ring to it.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:26 am

Krispy Kreme - Random Topics
I remember the hoopla over the opening of the first Krispy Kreme in the Seattle area. The region was abuzz with excitement; everyone was carrying on as if this was the cure for cancer. And wowie, you get to see the product actually being made on the see-through assembly line. And zowie the store is so crowded and festive. And jeepers it smells so good. And woop-dee-doo this is just the coolest fad ever. For a week my pals and I couldn't get enough of the place. Then - and fairly suddenly - the thrill was gone and we were off to the next Hype of the Month, like the easily-led sheeple we are. But the donuts are undeniably tasty, so I can't say in good conscience that they have boned any fish. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 8:14 am

Doonesbury - Random Topics
Trudeau's wit has always been a bit too meat-cleaverish for my taste. ("Subtle" and "understated" are not familiar concepts to him.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 4:04 am

Sea Monkeys - Random Topics
Even as a kid I thought this was ridiculous (and in fact kind of creepy). However, I really wanted a pair of those X-Ray Specs that were marketed by the same dude. Mainly, though, I dreamed about my parents buying me one of those cool miniature submarines advertised in comic books. ("Over 7 Feet Long!" "Fires Rockets and Torpedoes!") But noooooo - they couldn't spring for the measly $6.98, the dirty cheapskates, so I had to find other ways to one-up the other kids in the neighborhood. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 3:37 am

1980s - Random Topics
I agree with Stephanie on the perspective depending on the age of the judge and on how kind or cruel the decade was to that judge. I also agree with her on the music of the '80s, much of which was very good indeed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:41 am

Paparazzi - Random Topics
Here's a thought: As we all know, hate-crime laws exist to add an extra bit of weight to a criminal sentence. (Beat someone up to steal his wallet, you get five years; beat him up because he's gay and you don't like gay people, you get ten years; and so on.) Wouldn't it be helpful if we had a sort of reverse hate-crime penalty scale which applied to these tabloid vultures? To whit: Beat up a regular person - five years; beat up a National Enquirer photographer who is harassing you and your family - $50 fine. End of problem. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:34 am

Liberalism - Random Topics
A question about topics like this: Does anyone have an idea as to what percentage of the politically divisive subjects on BTF are submitted by members whose sole purpose in doing so is to enable them to express their opposition to those subjects? It's a shame we can't access the identities of the individuals who create these BTF subjects; it would say alot if the person who first submitted ten different prominent Democrats as discussion topics was an ultra-opinionated Republican who hates all ten of them and was eagerly seeking an excuse to tell us so. (For example, I seriously doubt that the person who first submitted this topic - "liberalism" - is a liberal, or that the person who submitted "conservatism" is a conservative.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 2:19 am

Sylvester Stallone - Celebrities
I agree that Stallone was quite good in Cop Land, and I suspect that if he'd done more films of that nature, and fewer of the cartoonish movies he tends to end up in (or create for himself), he'd have earned a good deal of respect by now as a credible serious actor. (Interestingly, he has claimed that Cop Land hurt his career.) As for the question of boning, I'm not sure that the normal Bone Laws apply to a guy like Stallone. He is who he is, and as long as he makes movies that decent numbers of folks in his target consumer groups will pay to see, he's still some distance away from those fish. (The fact that both the Rambo and Rocky franchises were concluded in a competent and profitable manner didn't hurt.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 30, 2011, 1:59 am

South Park - TV Shows
Just found out that the infamous episode 201 (that poked fun at the media's reluctance to depict Mohammed) is still censored on the recent DVD, even though it was advertised as being uncensored. And then when Trey & Matt tried to explain the situation on the commentary track, the lawyers bleeped that out, too! The terrorists won. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 29, 2011, 10:31 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
Been out here for four years and leaving next month. A sprawling wasteland of smog, traffic, plastic, flakes and everything is overpriced and expensive. Sunshine and beaches can only go so far sometimes. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 7:48 pm

Jeopardy! - TV Shows
Such a simple concept...such a brilliant concept. Thank you Merv Griffin for the greatest game show in the history of television. -- Submitted By: (dcvianc) on April 29, 2011, 7:26 pm

IHOP - Random Topics
I never thought I'd say this but...PREACH IT, SOGGY!!! :-D -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:18 pm

High School - Random Topics
Wholeheartedly agree with the last three comments. That is all. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:16 pm

Michael Jordan - Celebrities
MJ was my favorite player, to such a degree I literally stopped caring about the NBA after he retired--the second time. Let's not pretend he was a saint off the court though. But at the same time, all his off court excesses look tame compared to NBA players and people in general today. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:13 pm

Law - Random Topics
Haha, I knew Soggy would disagree :-) But seriously, there's a direct correlation between the liberal takeover of America in the 60s and the increasing ineffectiveness of the rule of law since, to the point where even non-celebs today get away with anything and everything. What's the point of even having law if it's always going to be circumvented? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:10 pm

Zero Tolerance Policies - Random Topics
Zero tolerance policies wouldn't be needed if everyone just enforced current laws and rules already in existence. But that doesn't even come close to happening today, so you get this zero tolerance thing which it turns out isn't enforced half the time either. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:07 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
Commercials boned for good when Tivo was invented. From that point on, ad execs just assumed everyone had Tivo and would always just skip through the commercials so they literally stopped trying to make them even remotely watchable and started making them as dumb and obscene as possible because again, they just assume nobody notices. Which defeats the whole purpose of even having commercials, go figure. BTW Congress actually did something right for once and passed a law forcing ads to stop being so loud, but after a few weeks of conforming to the new law it seems they're right back to the loudness again. BTW it was based on being as loud as "the loudest point of a show" so if you're watching an action show with, say, one loud explosion or bang then somehow ad makers though it was okay for *all* commercials to be as loud as that. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 7:05 pm

Thanksgiving - Random Topics
Soggy, my family's not like that either. But if you can't see the reality of how the American nuclear family is being rendered nearly extinct--by design--then I don't know what to tell you. As far back as the 80s half the kids I knew had parents who were divorced, to the point where my high school counselor felt she had to ask me if *mine* were divorced before graduation for seating arrangements or some such. And it's far worse now. Now people can;t even stay in a relationship, period. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:58 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
No doubt about it, the 60s and the Baby Boomers were the beginning of America's decline and eventual end. Everything bad we see and know today had its roots back then. My mom's even admitted it. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:53 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
HA!!! I KNEW the truth about him would come out!!! Folks, the Bieber from the link below is the REAL him. Everything else is just a carefully concocted persona for the cameras. I knew it all along!!! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:49 pm

Family Guy - TV Shows
Family Guy started out as an irreverent, but sweet, send up to television and pop culture as well as a half-way decent sitcom. Seth MacFarlane was taking the work he did with Cartoon Network and made it more adult oriented. Much to many people's dismay, it was canceled after three seasons. Then, Fox made the mistake of bring it back. After about two or three years, MacFarlane seemed to have lost his comedic sensibilities. Jokes ran on way too long and the show became too aware of itself. The characters have gone to their logical conclusions (Peter went from dim witted dad to full on retard, Meg went from generic teenager girl to whipping girl, etc.) and the writers have used the show to push their political agenda. The latter can be excused from time to time, but not when it becomes a weekly occurrence. Family Guy, to me, has been a big disappointment. It had a lot of potential, but it threw it away to pander to the lowest common denominator. I'm equally disappointed with Seth MacFarlane. I know he can do better than this. -- Submitted By: (dcvianc) on April 29, 2011, 6:47 pm

Prince William of Wales - Celebrities
Kingbk, it's not just talk, it's reality. Everybody under age 30 takes their behavioral cues from American celebrities. You could even say that for everybody over 30 these days as well. Those two are masterful at putting on a public facade, I'll give them that. They may even be more mature than, say, Justin Bieber. But they're about as "regular" as any other celebs. Tell me, did 500 million people watch *your* wedding on TV? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:37 pm

Las Vegas - Random Topics
Meanwhile, where I live the Mississippi river is flooding over maybe to it's highest point in recorded history and people's houses all over the area are in danger of being underwater, if they aren't already. And we humans brag about our technology because we have texting and Twitter, HA!!! Seriously, is there no way to transport all this excess water to Vegas or other places? And if not, why not? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 29, 2011, 6:34 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
"Don't ever f**king touch me again." - Justin Bieber http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/bieber-tells-tv-staffer-to-not-fking-touch-me/story-e6frfn09-1225871847229 -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 29, 2011, 4:45 pm

Bill Clinton - Celebrities
The asshole was a joke from day one and the only reason he was never forced out of office after impeachment was because of two factors one Newt and the Republicans lacked the spine to do so and two they didn't want goofy Al Gore as commander in chief. -- Submitted By: (JimPickens) on April 29, 2011, 4:09 pm

Woodstock - Random Topics
Agree with Robert and Soggy both. Woodstock has gotten an overinflated reputation over the years from nostalgic older adults, many of whom never even attended the event. As I said in my entry about the 1960s, the 60s did bring us civil rights and the space age, both great developments for our country. At the same time, drug abuse, free love and other negative developments took place around this time as well. I look at Woodstock as the turning point of liberalism in America, not the liberalism of our fore fathers, the kind where you fight for radical change, but a liberalism of immoral behavior and laziness. I think the political climate at the time, with the Vietnam war, Martin Luther King Jr and JFK's murder, put together a perfect storm for extreme liberalism to start taking off and actually make inroads into the United States. The sickening thing is some of these people claimed their behavior in honor of JFK, but JFK was about working hard to make change in your country, not sitting on your butt, getting high, having sex with whoever and living off of a government system. This is when the Democratic party was hijacked, this was when political correctness started planting its roots, this was when the definitions of free will and the American Dream were rewritten. I hate both extreme lefties and extreme righties, but I point to Woodstock when extreme lefties finally made their mark in society, which we still see today. More and more I think 9/11 as the event for extreme righties, but being only 10 years, still not sure. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 3:54 pm

Prince William of Wales - Celebrities
Both seem like nice, mature, classy young adults. It's darn refreshing after all the talk from people about how young adults today are lazy, immature, etc. Sure, but there are also good people like these two that seem to do the right thing and try to live a good life. After all the Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohans and other crazy celebrities that are consistently in our face, it's good to see someone famous who seems to try to have a normal existence as much as possible. I wish him and Kate all the best. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 3:09 pm

Will Smith - Celebrities
Yeah, why are he and his wife pushing their preteen daughter to be a ROCK STAR?! I could be wrong but somehow the rock industry seems to be an even more unsuitable place for a child than even her brother's 'career' of acting! And Mr. and Mrs. Smith hardly need the extra money. Why couldn't they let their kids be kids? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 29, 2011, 1:15 pm

Prince William of Wales - Celebrities
Soggy, I think he and the new Duchess of Cambridge have had plenty of time to learn from the past generations' mistakes- and more importantly seem to have DONE so! It's also encouraging that he has insisted on independence with as much 'normalcy' as possible in the perpetual fishtank- and has appeared to have won the respect of his father and grandparents for that. They wouldn't have given their blessing for him to marry someone he'd openly lived had they not genuinely respected the two of them!It should be noted that any British royal who marries without the monarch's blessing essentially gets cut off from them. He owns his choices instead of trying to shift the blame when things blow up in his face- and has shown valor in his efforts to help others. Yeah, it's refreshing that he's not an awkward nerd and that she's not a naive waif but simply are two regular folks who are definitely going into this with both eyes wide open. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 29, 2011, 1:10 pm

Las Vegas - Random Topics
No matter what one thinks of its attractions[or lack thereof], one needs to carefully consider that this place gets 4 inches of rain a year [less than my city got this month] and is almost entirely dependent on the very tapped-out Colorado River for its water supply. Yes, the same Colorado River which was once powerful enough to carve out the Grand Canyon now barely makes it to the Gulf of California as a trickle of sludge thanks in no small part to Vegas! So, Soggy, you won't get soggy in Vegas anytime in the foreseeable future and I imagine that no camel would voluntarily move there if they knew the above info. I hope everyone already living there is getting ready to use bottled water for everything from drinking to bathing to washing dishes,etc. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on April 29, 2011, 12:53 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
JB is certainly not my cup of tea where his music is concerned. My daughter is kooKoo for him right now. I've got nothing against this guy. He seems alright as a person but At the end of the day, he is the 'Flavor of the Month' and in a few years time his fans will mature out of him people will be saying 'Justin who?' All I can say for his sake is that I hope that he is surrounded by good people/family who will not get swept up in his fame and have his best interests at heart. And I hope he's making good solid investments with all that money he's raking in now. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 29, 2011, 12:18 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
Justin Bieber is pretty much a blank slate to me. I know little about him. I've only heard maybe one of his songs and that was in an Onion parody of him! I do however have a few questions. How is it that he "believes his own hype and believes he really is better than everyone else" ? And how do you know he's trying to be "famous just to be famous" and how is he "acting like a total jerkass" ? Like I said, he's more or less a blank slate to me. So, I'm unaware of a lot of his activities and attitudes. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on April 29, 2011, 11:59 am

Dawn Lyn - Celebrities
Now that I've watched episodes of "My Three Sons" there is no possible way she wore a diaper. A diaper would be way too bulky under those short little dresses. It just looks like frilly white underwear. It was also corrected that that story of her pooping on someone was based on some other kid who was a guest star on a show in 1974 long after "My Three Sons" was cancelled. It just goes to show you that you can't believe everything you read.I think someone was just trying to be funny. She does have a website and turned out quite attractive as an adult. -- Submitted By: (JohnnyRocket42) on April 29, 2011, 11:10 am

Las Vegas - Random Topics
Completely overrated. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 10:58 am

Office, The - TV Shows
The last episode with Steve Carell last night was subpar. It all seemed really forced and rushed. I also hate the inconsistency of DeAngelo Bickers, Will Ferrel's character. I still think the show boned last season, but you can just tell the decline it has taken with last night's episode. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 29, 2011, 10:40 am

Starbucks Coffee - Random Topics
As with so many other companies, you're buying a label more than you are a product. Or, to put a finer point on it, the label IS the product. I used to know plenty of folks in Seattle who frequented Starbucks on a daily basis despite bitching nonstop about how inferior it was to SBC or Tully's or JavaWorks or whomever. Granted, they may have actually liked the burned coffee and indifferent pastries and simply felt it was their duty as trendy hipsters to rag on the place. I suspect, though, that it was largely a matter of wanting to tote the little mermaid label around so they'd be accepted by all the other mermaid-label-toting lemmings in that town. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 7:49 am

Prince William of Wales - Celebrities
Seems like a good kid. Hopefully he won't pick up his father's or mother's or grandfather's neuroses anytime soon. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 7:38 am

Las Vegas - Random Topics
My opinion of Las Vegas? Well, the surrounding desert is awfully nice, and there are a couple of very respectable golf courses in the area. And.....umm..........well................did I mention the desert? Awfully nice desert. Yes. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 29, 2011, 4:05 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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