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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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Randy "Macho Man" Savage - Celebrities
So many great wrestlers gone: Andre the Giant, Yokozuna, Mr. Perfect, Owen Hart, Ludvig Borga, and now the Macho Man. I remember watching Dial M for Monkey, he did the voice of Rasslor. That was cool. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 27, 2011, 12:41 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Lisa wasn't always bad, but they made her that way. She used to be the voice of reason, just like Marge. I think another reason people resent Lisa could stem from once liking her as the voice of reason and seeing she's de-evolved into a crazed activist. Stan and Kyle (usually) don't ram their ideas down the viewers' throats, they just "learned something today". Speaking of South Park, I see a comparison between Lisa's vegetarianism vs the South Park boy's vegetarianism: Lisa ruins Homer's BBQ, the boys steal calves from a veal farm. Both Lisa and the boys disrespect their parents (Stan even tells his parents to "kiss [his] ass"). Lisa's still a vegetarian, the boys stopped after Stan got sick from it. Lisa was never punished for what she had done. The boys, however, were punished despite "learning something today". When it comes to their opinions, Lisa is hyper-left, while the boys are more balanced. If they were to suddenly tilt hyper-right, there's a good chance they'd be hated as much as Lisa. Perhaps more so. Also, considering how awful the Simpsons had gotten in the past decade--and STILL being kept on the air--it's not hard to see why people have more respect for Parker and Stone than they do for Groening. When Parker and Stone do an episode with a political message, I hear: "Here's what we think about it. If you don't agree with us, OK, fine." Unlike Lisa, in which disagreeing with her means you are "wrong, wrong, WRONG!" -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 27, 2011, 12:38 pm

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
Maybe it's a sign the world's going to end -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on May 27, 2011, 12:07 pm

Bill Nye the Science Guy - TV Shows
Bill Nye came into my bookstore once. He was quite unpleasant. However, I too liked his show. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:16 am

Beavis and Butthead - TV Shows
Damn, Irbloom and I are in agreement again. (What is this world coming too?) Still, airing a new show that is watered down and PC-ified would be a travesty. (Personally, I'd appreciate a premiere episode featuring a clearly-visible Muhammad....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:11 am

Bachelor, The - TV Shows
The women in my family love this show (and its Bachelorette counterpart). As far as I can tell, it's nothing more than a demonstration of mass hysteria posing as romance and mass self-delusion masquerading as love. Have any of the relationships spawned by these shows been successful after the cameras stop rolling? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 2:01 am

Howard Stern - Celebrities
The Greatest Reverse Bone Moment in Radio History: The Howard Stern Show on September 11, 2001. As you'll recall, Howard stayed on the air a few hours past his usual sign-off time, just to take calls from traumatized New Yorkers who needed an outlet for their anguish. Listening to these calls, and to the raw emotions of Howard's crew, made for some truly compelling radio. Equally as important, the extended live edition of the show was a real public service, and both Howard and WXRK management deserve a huge amount of credit for it. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 1:40 am

Survivor - TV Shows
Put these yutzes on an island off the coast of Somalia, or an island in the South China Sea where millions of water snakes go to mate, or an island in the middle of the Amazon River where the neighbors are Stone Age holdovers who would just as soon shoot poisoned arrows at you as look at you. Put them in a valley in Afghanistan, or in a barrio in Ciudad Juarez, or next to a wadi in Darfur. Do that, and I'll watch your little "reality" show. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 1:15 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
PYLrulz: "When Parker and Stone usually portray their opinions through South Park, they are usually sensible..." Sure, they are sensible to you, and they are sensible to me - but they aren't sensible to everyone. Again, I want to establish whether the complaints on this page are about producers of animated shows who give us their political opinions, or about producers of animated shows who give us LIBERAL political opinions. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 27, 2011, 1:01 am

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
Lenny & Squiggy were the original Dumb & Dumber. However, just like my thoughts on The Ropers (Three's Company) and Flo (Alice), I thought Lenny & Squiggy were pretty funny within the context of 'Laverne & Shirley'. I'm just not sure they could have carried their own show (at least, not for long). But, it would not surprise me to learn that a Lenny & Squiggy spin-off had been considered (spin-offs were all the rage in those days). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on May 26, 2011, 11:43 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
or Bone the Fish, which I forgot to add to my last post. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:19 pm

Happy Days - TV Shows
Happy Days seems like a forefather to a lot of stuff that exist for TV shows today, like the Chuck Cunningham sydome when a one of the main characters or somebody related to the main characters leaves with little or no explation and for next seasons acts like that characters never existed at all. Obviously Jumping the Shark is also one of them. Also a minor character or a guest star become the main character like Fonzie and Urkel. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:16 pm

Wikipedia - Websites
I don't use the actual site anymore but only a few times, I just go find the "smaller" wiki fan pages to find information on some stuff. I go Bulbapedia for Pokemon stuff, Smallville Wiki, Mario Wiki, etc. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:00 pm

Public Libraries - Random Topics
I go there mostly for internet access, lol. No, I also go there sometimes to rent books, dvd, or cds. Thank god for the public library though, it's save me from buying a bad movie and if the movie is very good , I go buy it. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 6:54 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
P.S I don't hate Lisa herself because she's just a cartoon and she's 8 years old but I find her some quirks very annoying like some of Brain (from Family Guy) quirks is annoying from time to time. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 6:44 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Lisa can have some good points and a good reason to complian or protest like the time Marge was in the hospital and Bart and Homer is too lazy so Liza tricked them to believe they were sick because they never done housework. Or the time when she babysat Bart and Bart is acting like a jerk (even though it was funny), or when she wanted to create a doll to insirpe little girls to be more than to be some bimbo housewife. Also like Robert said before the wacking day episode but she is annoying when pushing her views down everyone throats like the infamous BBQ Episode with the pig or when Ned just wanted the schools to teach creativism but she doesn't want creativism at all, they were teaching both (evoltion and creativism) at least to have a comprimise and a open mind but Lisa doesn't think both should exist just one, she even wants Marge to choose one she Marge doesn't see what wrong teaching both. It backfried on Lisa however and got rid of evlovtion instead. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 6:32 pm

Mission Hill - TV Shows
Sucks that it got cancelled... It was one of my favorites! -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on May 26, 2011, 4:57 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
I've said it before. When Parker and Stone usually portray their opinions through South Park, they are usually sensible, and anybody on the other side they are goofing on are usually the nuts to begin with anyway. Lisa on the other hand, as I have said, started out ok, but now can't stand because of her portrayal of some super left whacko at times (note, I am neither right or left when it comes to politics, so I'll get that out of the way right now) -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 26, 2011, 2:42 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Granted, I don't watch the show as much as I used to, so maybe I'm a bit behind the times here. But in the past, Lisa usually HAS been the voice of reason. (Except when her idealism proves unrealistic.) But then, so are Stan Marsh and Kyle Broflovski of South Park, at least by the end of each episode (when one of them gives us the "I've learned something important today" speech). How many of you who gripe at Lisa Simpson being positioned as a fount of wisdom have the same complaint about Stan and Kyle? Could it be that Parker & Stone are worthier than Groening & Brooks of feeding us their opinions because their opinions are closer to ours......? (Just a thought.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 26, 2011, 1:01 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
True, Lisa's just an annoying cartoon character, and she's supposed to be a self-righteous holier-than-thou type, but they rarely portray her as that. Most of the time, she's portrayed as a hero whose beliefs are never wrong (OK, she's RARELY wrong). It's that part which we don't appreciate: Nobody likes having other people's opinions rammed down their throats, hence why many dislike/hate Lisa. In her defense, there were times when she was right: like protesting Whacking Day and trying to find out who shot Mr. Burns. As for the future Wilma Flintstone trial, she doesn't ram her opinions down our throats. We the jury find Wilma Flintstone: Not Guilty! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 25, 2011, 9:03 pm

Perez Hilton - Celebrities
I have no use for celebrity gossip and I especially have no use for those who make a living off of said celebrity gossip. Day one. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 25, 2011, 6:21 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Let's face it, it is indeed true that Lisa Simpson is a fictitious character. She's a figment of the writer's imaginations. The only difference between her and any other imagined person is that they've animated and publicly displayed her. It is indeed silly to be jealous of or to dislike Lisa when everything about her is imagined. She's as smart as the writers decide she'll be for that episode. Everything she says and does is all part of a script. Perhaps we should also take another thing into consideration. If Lisa is indeed a parody of intelligent/prodigy type kids then remember that her behaviour and/or making Bart/Homer look bad in order to make Lisa look good makes Lisa look bad too. The sad fact is, Lisa is as much of a victim of being an annoying character as the other characters (and viewers) that need to put up with her crap are. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 25, 2011, 4:37 pm

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
I disagree that she is supposed to be annoying. I think the idea, in the beginning at least, was that we were supposed to feel sorry for Lisa for being born into the Simpson family. The thing is, Lisa actually has things pretty good-- especially by today's standard of living. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 25, 2011, 3:27 pm

Laverne & Shirley - TV Shows
I always thought Lenny & Squiggy were far more deserving of their own show than Laverne & Shirley, but that's just me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 8:01 am

Mork & Mindy - TV Shows
Did Garry Marshall personally hand-pick the studio audiences for his shows? Both Mork & Mindy and Happy Days suffered - and I mean SUFFERED - from an audience that did nothing but gleefully shriek for the entire half hour. Enter Robin Williams/Henry Winkler: A bloody torrent of ecstatic EEEEEEEEKS!!!!!! Hoots and hollers and whistles and every other sound your basic sugared-up teenage girl was capable of making. (Plus some actual laughter from the few adults in the crowd.) I could have murdered that audience with a rusty machete! (Laverne & Shirley wasn't quite as annoying in that respect.) And you know that half of the improv stuff that Williams let loose with went over the heads of those kids in the audience. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 7:56 am

Maledicta - Websites
That's odd. I posted a comment, and a vote was automatically cast for Never Boned. Why is that? Suppose my post had been strongly negative; would a Never Boned vote still have been cast just because my post was the first on the subject? If so, that's kind of bizarre. For the record, I have no opinion on the Maledicta site in terms of whether it has boned (and if so, when), because I just discovered it. As such, I resent my first post being accompanied by an automatically-generated positive vote, since that vote does not reflect my opinion. Maybe one of the administrators/moderators can explain this to me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 3:48 am

Maledicta - Websites
I just discovered the site. It's strange that my interest in linguistics didn't lead me there sooner. The webmaster/author/publisher, one Reinhold Aman, is an unusually bitter fellow, but also oddly interesting, and it can't be denied that he knows a thing or two about the history of naughty language. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 3:39 am

Rock music - Random Topics
(more crickets) Dol, you're good at drive-by criticism, but you have a habit of bugging out when called on to back it up. A mere statement that something sucks, with no effort to elaborate, carries all the weight of a feather. Surely you must have a persuasive - or at least thought-provoking - defense of your assertion that rock is dead. Why withhold it from us? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 3:09 am

Liberalism - Random Topics
(.....almost a month later and I'm still hearing nothing here but crickets.....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 2:49 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
I'm with Irbloom here. In fact, Irbloom's first March 16 post, which I voted up, is by a wide margin the wisest post on this page. (And his/her last post is the funniest.) I might add that getting in high dudgeon over an annoying cartoon character who is SUPPOSED TO BE annoying is one of those things that separate a well-fed American from a resident of, oh, let's say the Congo. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 2:44 am

People of Walmart - Websites
Considering how many Walmarts there are in this country, I think it's safe to say that a good percentage of the customers are just your basic average Americans. Nor am I persuaded that the average Target customer is alot better looking or better dressed than the average Walmart customer. I will say that I've dealt with some Walmart employees whose IQs were not far above that of a sea urchin. But customers? I'm too focused on finding the product I'm looking for to notice what the customers look like. I might add that it would be helpful to see what the people who run the People of Walmart site look like. How many of THEM look like they stepped off the front page of Cosmo or GQ? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 2:18 am

Star Trek: Voyager - TV Shows
Some very interesting posts here. I feel a bit inadequate following them, but here goes: Being a Trek loyalist back then, I dutifully watched Voyager, though without much enthusiasm. There were rather few really gripping episodes, and the show wasn't as dark as one might have expected it to be, considering the overall concept. The season-ending cliffhangers did little to make me look forward to the next season, and the comings and goings of cast members made no real impression on me. In fact, I never managed to make an emotional connection with any of the characters, which meant that my interest in seeing them get home wasn't more than casual. (It was more a matter of curiosity than of hope: "How are they going to write that final episode?" As it happens, the finale was okay but, again, not terribly stirring.) I hoped Q would not make an appearance in this series, but unfortunately he did, and so did his predictably bratty kid. I can't identify a particular Boning Moment, though there was an early episode which answered the question of Amelia Earhart's disappearance in an EXTREMELY STUPID manner. In fact, there were quite a few episodes featuring stories that were scarcely more than retreads of earlier Trek stories. I will say, though, that I developed a grudging respect for Kate Mulgrew as the series progressed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 25, 2011, 1:43 am

Voltron: Defender of the Universe - TV Shows
Voltron has aged terribly with its hokey dubbing and extensive editing, but this show and Robotech were the only anime on TV at the time. Thankfully the uncut versions, Beast King GoLion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV, have both been released to DVD. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 24, 2011, 11:18 pm

Roger Ebert - Celebrities
The "Siskel Croaked" boning reason is odd. I don't recall Siskel being a political conservative, and I certainly don't recall any on-air arguments between them that got political. By the way, Ebert is hardly the only film critic with a snooty attitude. If he rates a 6 on a one-to-ten scale of arrogance, John Simon would rate an 8, James Bowman (American Spectator) would be an 8.5 and the late Pauline Kael would be an easy 10. Of course, none of them ever had TV shows (as far as I know). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 24, 2011, 8:32 pm

Matt Damon - Celebrities
Seventy votes for Day 1 and no reasons given. That's sort of interesting. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 24, 2011, 8:07 pm

Obesity - Random Topics
Robert, you make a damn good point about the stigma of being fat vs say, being alcoholic. As an example, if someone is fat, society tends to make fun of them and seems to consider it acceptable. It's as though with obesity or simply being a little overweight, people seem to attack the person rather then the issue. If they drink too much, society often seems to treat them like a hero or at least laughs at them but in a way that seems to consider the habit funny rather then dangerous/foolish. Society indeed seems to view drinking as 'it's a very bad habit to get into and/or you need to cut down before you end up killing yourself.'. That or 'you have a problem. This is why AA exists. Please, get help.' It's not the person they're saying is bad, it's the drinking they're saying is bad and is the issue. While with being overweight, it sometimes feels more like 'you're fat because you're a bad person and/or being fat makes you a bad person." Instead of (if indeed, over eating is to blame) 'You're overweight because you eat too much and/or are too inactive. If you want to lose weight you need to make some lifestyle changes. Help is available but you need to admit and accept that you have a problem.' What makes it worse is that we all need to eat while we don't need alcohol. It's easy to over indulge when it comes to something we do every day out of a biological need. As for the medical system stuff. I was speaking from the point of view of someone that lives in a country with socialized health care. Although even with an insurance system, wouldn't it be like car insurance where everyone ends up paying more if some people cost the company more money for whatever reason? -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 24, 2011, 4:15 pm

Randy "Macho Man" Savage - Celebrities
Oh man, that's another one of my childhood heroes gone :( . Him and Hulk Hogan is why wrestling is so great. RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 24, 2011, 3:20 pm

Wikipedia - Websites
I originally wrote a lengthy post here, on the question of Wikipedia's reliability and overall value, based on the "Reasons for boning" complaints. But then I got to reading the discussion page on the "Jumping the Shark" Wikipedia entry, and specifically the "Linkspam" section, where the BTF link controversy is brought up. This made me shift gears (and delete that original post). I'm now curious as to the relationship - assuming one exists - between the two sites. Have there been any communications between the admin crew at Wikipedia and their counterpart at this site? Oh, and which of you fine citizens is Kb3777 (aka "just a random internet user")? I am tempted to wonder how many of the abovementioned boning reasons were prompted by the rough treatment our friends here suffered at the hands of the WP crew.......but maybe I shouldn't go there. At any rate, it's a shame WP doesn't have (won't allow?) a BTF entry, though I can see both sides of the argument over the appropriateness of linking to this site from their JTS entry. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 24, 2011, 12:20 pm

Sports Night - TV Shows
I have to comment about an earlier comment: The reason Isaac had a stroke was that Robert Guillaume actually had a stroke. Writing that into the show was a stroke of genius (if you'll forgive the word play). -- Submitted By: (alweiss) on May 24, 2011, 11:54 am

Sports Night - TV Shows
Someone once said, "The greatest one hour drama on television is a half-hour comedy called Sports Night." How true. I think this was the greatest TV series ever! -- Submitted By: (alweiss) on May 24, 2011, 11:49 am

Randy "Macho Man" Savage - Celebrities
The Macho Man died last week in a car crash. He was only 58. RIP Randy Savage. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 24, 2011, 11:04 am

Rugrats Movie, The - Movie Series
Sister? No. Sister figure, perhaps. Jeers to Drew and Charlotte for being irresponsible parents; cheers for not having a sibling, sparing him or her the fate of having such a horrible girl for a sister. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 24, 2011, 11:02 am

Obesity - Random Topics
I don't understand how treating people's obesity costs America millions of dollars. If I need a root canal, I pay the dentist's bill. Nobody else. Or is it based a faulty statistic tweaked to make fat people look like a drain on society? Since we don't have socialized medicine (or whatever it's called), how do fat people cost others money? Fat people pay for their own insurance and medical bills. I agree with ExplodingConsole on the obese kids thing: Parents who let their kids weigh as much as a minivan should be investigated, and their kids should be helped immediately. I also agree with Dolfan that there are plenty of other unhealthy lifestyles out there, WAY worse then obesity, yet less condemned: promiscuity risks STDs, excessive drinking causes alcohol-related illnesses, and so forth. Unlike other TRUE diseases, obesity can be cured with diet and exercise. No amount of pushups will undo a person's HIV infection, and eating tofu instead of potato chips will do nothing to cure an alcoholic's liver cancer. I think the reason obesity is the new villain is because fat people are an easier target and still have stigmas against them. I sigh in relief that they don't have an ultra-powerful lobby (in which calling a person "fatso" is considered a hate crime). As for fat people who blame others for their plight, they have nobody to blame but themselves. It's not like Ronald McDonald barged into their home and crammed big macs into their mouths. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 24, 2011, 10:57 am

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Music Groups
"Will be" sorely missed? He's been dead for twenty years; how about "has been" sorely missed? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 8:37 pm

Cigarettes - Random Topics
Cigarettes are a gross, expensive habit. Smoking has many bad side effects (yellow teeth, wrinkles, cancer, etc.) that have been well documented, so I won't go into them. Even the whole smoking a cigar every once in a while thing is gross. I think cigars are worse than cigarettes. You can put lipstick on a donkey, but it's still a donkey, if you know what I mean... At the same time, if a business wants to allow smoking, it should be able to do that. I understand certain smoking bans (the workplace, airplanes) as second-hand smoke sucks, but private businesses should be allowed the freedom to make that call, but that's the Libertarian inside of me talking. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 23, 2011, 6:58 pm

Obesity - Random Topics
I can't make them and I know I don't have the right to. In the end, it's their life and their body. And yes, it's also a case of don't judge others unless you prepared for others to judge you. The problem is that, a lot of people sometimes fall into the trap of seeing others not as separate people with their own lives, motivations, feelings, thoughts, influences etc. It's easy to see someone else behave in a way we consider less then acceptable and to imagine ourselves in their position and wonder how 'we' could do such a thing. Sort of how someone that is obese might not understand why someone else has an issue with it while the other person might not understand how the obese person can live like that. I think it's also the issue where it can be very hard to change one's lifestyle. I'm sure there are a lot of obese people that want to (perhaps badly) lose the weight and life a healthy lifestyle. Actually doing it however is a whole different thing. And like with so many other things, it's often not a matter of only eating less bad for you type food, not eating bad for you food anymore or walking to the store/work/school a bit more often. Losing weight and keeping it off can be one of the hardest things to do. Although, as others have said, I think that the so called obesity epidemic is way overblown. People talk as though half of the kids out there are obese when I doubt it's any worse then it was 20-30 years ago. Everyone seems to say how when they were kids that they were more active, ate less candy and less fast food and all this that and the other and how they lived so much better then the kids of today. If parents think there is an issue then I think they need to use their position as parents to do something about it. Only complaining about it isn't going to change anything. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 23, 2011, 3:03 pm

Austin, Texas - Random Topics
One left-of-center city in an otherwise solidly conservative state, and our resident righties bitch and moan about it. (eyeroll) Personally, if I had to live in a country where EVERY city was Provo, Utah, I'd jump off a bridge. (Are beer or rock music or HBO even allowed in Provo? Are women allowed to show more than their ankles there? Do they let black folks live there?) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 2:02 pm

Quincy M.E. - TV Shows
Quincy was popular for as long as it was because its fan base was alot older than we are, and therefore not nearly as picky as we are. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:37 pm

McMillan & Wife - TV Shows
I had some major hots for Susan St James back then, so I'm too biased to form a reliable opinion on when (or whether) this show boned. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:32 pm

Adam-12 - TV Shows
The only "211 in progress" when I watched this show was the robbery of a precious hour of my life. It was terribly dull, but I think Jack Webb was always more focused on introducing us to the nuts and bolts of police work (and, with Emergency, of fire-fighting and ER work) than in giving us shootouts and car chases and explosions. For that, he has my respect. (Though Malloy and Reed could have used a charisma transfusion from Randolph Mantooth.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:25 pm

Beauty and the Beast (TV series) - TV Shows
An ambitious concept. Ron Perlman was a credible Beast, notwithstanding all his oh-so-noble philosophizing and so on. I could never understand why the subterranean community didn't simply pack up and move to some remote rural environment - perhaps the Catskills or Adirondacks - where they could live without the sorts of hassles to which they were subjected in NYC. Were they just too wimpy to survive out in the country? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 1:14 pm

Barnaby Jones - TV Shows
I was always irritated by the arrangement Quinn Martin Productions had with Ford Motor Co to only feature Ford cars on its shows - Barnaby Jones, Cannon, the FBI, Streets of San Fran, etc. Watch any episode of any of those shows and you won't see a single vehicle that isn't a Ford/Lincoln/Mercury model. (Well, okay, maybe there are a few VW Beetles here and there, since they were everywhere back then.) It's a very minor detail, but it annoyed me to no end. I think Barnaby Jones drove a Ford Gran Torino, Inspector Erskine drove a Ford Galaxie 500 or (later) a Mercury Marquis, Cannon drove a Continental Mk III, and so on. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 12:59 pm

Cigarettes - Random Topics
And it's a very nice dream too. Public displays of obnoxiousness bother me vastly more than cigarette smoke. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 12:34 pm

Bill Clinton - Celebrities
Dol, my post was in response to Chubby's April 25 remark about my supposed love for Clinton and France. I probably overreacted, as he may have been just playfully yanking my chain. (I was in a more sour mood than usual when I wrote it.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 23, 2011, 12:29 pm

101 Dalmatians - Movie Series
I never really understood why Disney makes sequels to film that were made over 30 years ago (aside for money). Luckily, they stopped doing it. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 22, 2011, 10:48 pm

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
Why is there a reason for "Patch's London Adventure" on a topic about the Hercules TV show? -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 22, 2011, 10:46 pm

Bill Clinton - Celebrities
Ooo-kay...What brought that on? Couldn't have been me, I haven't posted in a week or so. I actually voted for Clinton before his first term, which only proves one thing--the voting age should be raised to 21 (I was 18 at the time). -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 22, 2011, 6:30 pm

Billy Joel - Music Groups
I always liked the song about the woman who went to a party and had to show off (you had to be a big shot, did ya?) and the one about being crazy (it just may be a lunatic you're lookin' for). And you know he has some serious game to have bagged Christie Brinkley in her 20s with his less than ideal looks. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 22, 2011, 6:26 pm

Cigarettes - Random Topics
If only society treated immature douchebag behavior the same way it treats smokers. (Sighs.) What can I say, it's a dream of mine. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 22, 2011, 6:23 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
I'm actually glad Maria was the one woman who *didn't* make her gender look like a joke by sticking with her hubby anyway after everybody finds out he's been cheating on her for years. YOU GO GIRL!!! Now *that's* empowerment!!! And why is it that male celebs are always picking women with, shall we say, less than ideal looks to do the deed with when they could literally have any hot chick they want? I just don't get it. It can't be because they aren't shallow. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 22, 2011, 6:21 pm

Obesity - Random Topics
I'm with Robert all the way on this one. What people weigh should be their business. The same people who want to force everyone to weigh the same are the ones who keep saying you can't legislate morality. You can't tell people how to act but you can tell them what to weigh and what to eat? Puh-lease. And the medical system is drained anyway by malpractice suits, insurance companies (that doctors HATE having to deal with) and drugs for diseases I never heard of 10-20 years ago whose side effects can KILL you. And someone 5-10 pounds overweight is NOT "obese". I think the whole thing is driven by excessive shallowness to be honest. Everyone *knows* exercise is good for you and the people who want to do it will while those who don't, won't. It's as simple as that. How about addressing the far bigger issue of rampant societal amorality that's led to political corruption, celebs making a mockery of the justice system, and crime being worse than ever? After those issues are dealt with THEN people's body shape can maybe get worried about. It's not as if people who don't have the right look aren't already shunned by society anyway. If that's not enough motivation for them to lose the weight how are YOU going to make them? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on May 22, 2011, 6:11 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
Some reports I've been hearing now say it was Maria that figured it out. Maria confronted the maid about it on numerous occasions and the maid finally caved and confessed. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on May 22, 2011, 3:02 pm

Obesity - Random Topics
Normally, I'd agree about the idea that it's their body and if they choose a lifestyle that leads to them being overweight or worse that it's their right. However, being overweight can lead to any number of health issues, which puts a drain on the medical system. It's also the issue of overweight parents tending to raise overweight kids. When one's bad habits start effecting the health of others, then I think it's no longer a private matter. The ultimate problem is that people want to blame everyone else but themselves for their problems. It's that and everyone wants a quick fix. Staying healthy can sometimes be a full time job that requires a lot of effort and honestly will not always be all that fun. It's often so much easier to just go to McDonalds or another fast food place to get a meal. Likewise, it's often so much easier to watch TV or play a video game then it is to exercise and/or take a walk. I think the bottom line problem is that it's become so much easier and perhaps even far more tempting to live a lifestyle that leads to being obese that it's of little wonder its become an issue. I'm not sure what the solution is because it seems that human nature could perhaps be the root of the issue. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on May 22, 2011, 1:02 pm

Hi-C - Random Topics
I don't remember Hi-C being available in my part of the country before the mid-to-late '60s, by which time I'd have been more focused on its qualities as a mixer. (Cherry Hi-C and Wild Turkey, the breakfast of champions....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 8:15 pm

Rugrats Movie, The - Movie Series
Maybe I just don't have a great memory, but when did Angelica become a sister? Last time I checked, she was Tommy's cousin, not his sister. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 21, 2011, 6:10 pm

Hi-C - Random Topics
Is it me, or does Hi-C taste different now than from when I was a kid (about 20 years ago)? And I love the "No more Ecto-Cooler" reason. That was a great flavor. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 11:34 am

Cigarettes - Random Topics
"Hey, you, the one blowing smoke in my face and tossing cigarette butts on my lawn! How many butts have you tossed on my lawn?!" "Uh...I forget." "I'll tell you: FORE!" *whacks the inconsiderate guy in the head with an iron* -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 11:10 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I never liked laugh tracks in cartoons. And I'm no fan of canned laughter. It makes the jokes fake. More or less, you're being told when to laugh. A live audience laughs on their own, and you can't help but join in sometimes. It's impossible to film a cartoon in front of a live audience (I'd love to see THAT). And Shanequia, if you're here under a different name, tell us! We still miss you! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 11:02 am

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
I know neither of you are blaming Maria. Nobody should. She and her children are the victims of Arnold's fooling around. It must be a Hollywood/politician thing, to cheat on your spouse. Stuff like this is why they call immorality "Hollywood values". And politicians aren't exactly known for their honesty. Except maybe Abraham Lincoln. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 10:56 am

Robin Williams - Celebrities
I liked him as a voice actor (Aladdin) and in many movies. But his cheating changed my view of him for the worse. Does nobody in show biz know how to be faithful? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 10:51 am

James Cameron - Celebrities
That's probably it, they probably mixed up Kirk with James. Considering they both have the same last name... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 10:42 am

Obesity - Random Topics
I've done some research on high fructose corn syrup: I heard it's not the villain people make it out to be. Your body can't tell the difference between it and cane sugar. Sugar is sugar. It's probably like saying the Vitamin A found in sweet potatoes is unhealthier than the Vitamin A found in carrots. The reason it's not "natural" is because it doesn't come from cane sugar. I agree people should eat healthier and take better care of their bodies, but it's none of our business. People have no right to impose themselves onto others. You see what happens to those who try to impose themselves onto gays or women who want abortions. Besides, when it comes to the people in my neighborhood, obesity is HARDLY the epidemic it's made out to be. There are a few fat people here and there, but it's their bodies and their choices. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 21, 2011, 10:40 am

Jay Leno - Celebrities
"It's better to be rich than hip." - Jay Leno -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 5:13 am

Baretta - TV Shows
A quick visit to Wikipedia gave me the surprising news that Baretta was a retooling of the earlier series Toma. I liked Toma - alot - and was sorry when it was discontinued after only one season. I had no idea the much tamer - and frankly much stupider - Baretta was a more family-friendly repackaging of Toma. And with all due respect to Fletch000, whose tastes are often fairly close to mine, no, I don't have to admit that Baretta was "one of the best shows on TV from 1975 to 1978", or even one of the best cop shows. After all, that was the era of Starsky & Hutch, Rockford Files, Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-O, The Rookies, and Kojak. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 5:05 am

Deadliest Catch - TV Shows
Okay, we get it: Commercial deep-sea fishing in northern latitudes is dangerous work. As a previous poster said, a documentary would have been enough to drive home the point. Fashioning a series out of the concept is just cheap sensationalism. Why are people tuning in to this program week after week? In the hope of seeing someone get swept overboard? If there were a little variety from one episode to the next, I could maybe understand the appeal. But each episode is the same, and the fishermen are not nearly colorful and entertaining enough to make up for that. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:45 am

Apprentice, The - TV Shows
There would have been something deeply incongruous about a President Donald Trump overseeing our war against Al Qaeda after having given the world so many years of this program - this paragon of cultural pollution - that has helped radical Islamists make the case that America's cultural exports are defiling the planet. How Trump can live with himself is beyond me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:35 am

Miami Vice - TV Shows
Aahhh, the memories.... A special place, a special time, a special wardrobe.... (I wish I still had some of my "Crockett-wear" from that era, though I probably couldn't fit into any of it today.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 2:09 am

Meet the Parents - Movie Series
If this series did not bone with Meet the Fockers (despite great efforts from Hoffman, DeNiro and Stresiand), it certainly has not got any reminants of a skeleton with Little Fockers. That movie managed to ruin close to all of its jokes by showing how the set up was going to occur (for example, they showed one of the little kids walking towards a door to open it to walk in on DeNiro and Stiller in an embarassing situation - I forget what it was though - thus screwing up the vital spontaneousness of the "comedy"). The actors all looked aged, bored and over it. Not that I was that big a fan of the first, but it at least seemed like they cared and should have left it at that stand alone film. Semi-decent first, sloppy seconds and unidentifiable ........... something worse third. -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on May 21, 2011, 1:07 am

Mentalist, The - TV Shows
Love how the "Red John" subplot ended with a Bang!...Bang!...Bang! This is brave story development. Thanks to the writers for not dragging out Jane's need for vegence into any more seasons. Now, all Jane must do is hypnotize the jury at his criminal trial...and he'll be back to crime fighting (more like solving). -- Submitted By: (Understated) on May 20, 2011, 10:57 pm

Meet the Parents - Movie Series
Meet the Parents is a classic comedy. Meet the Fockers was not nearly as good, but still pretty funny. Little Fockers was tired and uninspired. -- Submitted By: (MyWordIsGospel) on May 20, 2011, 9:33 pm

Billy Joel - Music Groups
I like the guy too. His songs have alot of heart. (Well, I can't speak for the stuff after about 1983.) My favorite album is The Nylon Curtain. The songs "Allentown" and "Pressure" kick ass, and "Goodnight Saigon" has a very special place in my heart. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 8:05 pm

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
I can never understood that is why add a laugh track to a cartoon? That always confusing to me as a kid. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 20, 2011, 7:41 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
To be honest, I'm not really suprise at all, he seems like that type of person with the groping scandal. But what shocking is he manages to hide this kid for 14 years even though he lavrish the kid and the mistress with money and gifts and even had the kid over plently of times (I'm not blaming Maria for anything, just saying). -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 20, 2011, 7:36 pm

General Mills - Random Topics
When Golden Grahams were invented, the world became a little bit brighter.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 7:26 pm

James Cameron - Celebrities
I think they might have confused James Cameron with Kirk Cameron. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 20, 2011, 7:18 pm

Kellogg's - Random Topics
I live about 5-10 minutes outside one of their plants in Lancaster, and sometimes, when I drive by it, I can always smell the cornflakes. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 20, 2011, 4:09 pm

Billy Joel - Music Groups
Huge Billy Joel fan. Love his music. Have pretty much all his albums. His hits are great, but some of his better songs are the regular songs on his albums. As a person I know he has his flaws (multiple marriages, addictions, multiple car accidents, etc.), but I still love his music and think he seems like a pretty good guy. Went to his concert in Las Vegas with my wife about two years ago. I think we were the youngest ones there, but still was awesome to see him live. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 20, 2011, 3:36 pm

General Mills - Random Topics
I still occasionally eat some General mills cereal. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on May 20, 2011, 3:30 pm

S#*! My Dad Says - TV Shows
Soggy, I guess they [and Shatner] thought the viewers would eagerly watch ANYthing he did. At least this time, someone DID lose money underestimating the public's taste. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 20, 2011, 12:42 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
I don't disagree with you, Robert. However; this sort of thing is nothing new- and let's not deride Maria Shriver in this. The US Civil War diarist Mary Chestnut put it well, "every lady tells you who is the father of all the [biracial] children in everybody's household, but those in her own, she seems to think drop from the clouds or pretends so to think." Yep, none so blind as those who don't want to see. Moreover it's rather sad that, in terminating himself, he put her and all the kids [including the employee's] through unwanted and undeserved scrutiny . And, while US American employees have infinitely more rights and options than do slaves[how I wish I could say slavery is entirely past tense in this world], it would be next to impoossible to imagine this extramarital relationship to have been a partnership of equals. Lastly, I can't say I was ever a fan of his. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on May 20, 2011, 12:39 pm

Robin Williams - Celebrities
He's a talented man, but sometimes he can be a bit much for me. I think he actually does a great job as a dramatic actor and I also think his stand-up comedy is very funny as well. I'm less thrilled with his comedy films (though The Birdcage was great and he did a fabulous job as the voice of the genie in Aladdin.) -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 20, 2011, 10:48 am

Miss America Pageant - Random Topics
Beauty pageants are the lamest competitions ever devised by the human mind. They seek to make virtues of attention-whoredom and narcissism. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:57 am

Cigarettes - Random Topics
I'm not into anti-smoking nazism by any stretch, but I would appreciate it if more smokers had the sense not to blow their toxins in my face or toss their butts on my lawn. One of these days I might just have to take a golf club to one of them (and I'm not talking about a putter). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:43 am

Van Halen - Music Groups
Van Halen ripped out the bones, the guts, the eyes and the tail of a 20-foot marlin in 1985, and we all know why. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:33 am

Teachers (US) - TV Shows
I only watched this to see Phil Hendrie; I'm a HUGE fan of his radio show. Too bad there were only six episodes. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:59 am

Kellogg's - Random Topics
Apple Jacks and Froot Loops, baby! -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:53 am

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Random Topics
I agree with the comments about the do-gooder groups forcing the watering-down of Saturday morning TV fare. That actually started in the late '60s. The same hand-wringing goody-goodies were responsible for the de-sugaring of breakfast cereals, which began at about the same time. (Stinking bastards.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:41 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Two thoughts: One, the only complaint I ever had with The Flintstones was its use of the most annoyingly phony laugh track ever recorded. Two, is it possible Shanequia is still here under a different persona? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:21 am

Kirk Cameron - Celebrities
Well, Lewis and Tolkien were also geniuses; each had an intellect best described as astonishing. Both the Narnia and Lord of the Rings series draw from their respective authors' very deep understanding and command of all sorts of fields - history and linguistics and comparative mythology and literary theory - as well as an impressive understanding of what makes humans think and behave as they do. (And of course both Tolkien and Lewis were masters of elegant and soaring prose.) Neither Tim LaHaye nor his coauthor Jerry Jenkins - nor Kirk Cameron, for that matter - appears to have more than an average IQ, if that, and little awareness of anything beyond their narrow dogmatism. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:57 am

Outsourced - TV Shows
That's a classic, Robert. I'll have to remember that tactic the next time I'm in a similar situation. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:33 am


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