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Best Buy - Random Topics
I stopped shopping there over ten years ago, I'd had enough of the insufferable teen employees who acted like you ruined their day if you asked them to do their job and help you. -- Submitted By: () on October 31, 2012, 6:10 pm

SpongeBob SquarePants - TV Shows
I sat through a few newer episodes...they're really out of ideas. The plots are either lame (Gary meowing nonstop throughout an episode for snail treats), predictable (I was able to guess what would happen 9 out of 10 times. No joke!), or recycled from past episodes (Squid Baby was just Goo Goo Gas where only Squidward turned into a baby). In regards to a previous post mentioning Simpsons parallels, there are plenty: the stupid character who gets stupider with each passing season. The stupid character's progressive stupidity so overly forced as to be ridiculous. All the characters getting stupider. Digital ink and paint making the animation go from fluid to "militarily rigid" (thanks to Zombie Simpsons for that quote!). Recognizing themselves (one fish made a reference to "My Leg!" being a running gag). Acting out of character. Becoming parodies of themselves. Trying too hard to follow running gags (especially Mr. Krabs being obsessed with money). Voices becoming more and more high-pitched and whiny. Plots which have no purpose but to keep the show going. I think it's safe to call this new series "Zombie Spongebob". -- Submitted By: () on October 30, 2012, 11:05 pm

Happy Feet - Movie Series
Well, I watched Happy Feet 2. The global warming message is anything but subtle this time. There are also scientific inaccuracies: as "Sven the flying penguin" is described, we see a flashback: polar bears stand on a rapidly melting ice berg, which soon melts to nothing. It just reinforces a scientific inaccuracy: penguin/polar bear coexistence. Polar Bears live in the North pole, penguins live in the South pole. They don't live together in the wild! Also, the B plot line involving the krill is irrelevant. All they do is inject themselves into scenes, adding bupkis to the story. They're more like streakers running across a baseball field, interrupting the game. And they're cliche: small creatures questioning their lot in life. Way to put on that originality cap! Not to mention Sven leads the penguins to singing the Numa Numa Dance song (Dragostea din tei). What were they thinking?! And at one part, I could've sworn I heard the penguin chick singing the bassline for Ice Ice Baby. And the credits are impossible to read. They start infinitesimal at the bottom of the screen, becoming larger as they reach the top. They become barely legible in the middle, hardly giving you time to read who did whose voice. I had to go online to find out who did the voice of Sven! Speaking of which, here's the first plus side: Sven was voiced by Hank Azaria, performing a very convincing Swedish accent. Another one: There's a part where we hear the Russian choir version of We Are the Champions, which is interesting. -- Submitted By: () on October 15, 2012, 9:39 pm

Elvis Presley - Celebrities
I've just learned that horrible rapper Lil Wayne has more chart entries on the Billboard Hot 100 than Elvis. -- Submitted By: () on September 27, 2012, 6:35 pm

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia - TV Shows
There's nothing funny about philly. I've been there. And hope I never go again. -- Submitted By: () on September 21, 2012, 3:00 pm

Simpsons, The - TV Shows
I read the blog (thanks for posting it, Travoltron!). It echoes practically everything I think about the Simpsons then and now. It perfectly points out the biggest flaw with the Simpson's switch to digital ink and paint: "The fluid and vibrant hand drawn animation has been replaced by militarily rigid computer templates." It even shows the arrogance of Ken Keeler (who wrote that infamous Skinner is a fraud episode). He rebutted critics of the show by saying they get too attached to the characters. Well, yeah, if people don't get attached to the characters, then the show would fail. But thanks to the blog, we officially have an accurate name for what was once the Simpsons: Zombie Simpsons. Since the only way to get it to cancel is to make it less profitable, boycotting Simpsons stuff until the show's cancelled might be the 12-gauge shot to the head that takes this zombie down. -- Submitted By: () on September 19, 2012, 2:09 pm

Dinosaurs - TV Shows
If "Puppies in a Box" were a real channel, I'd tune in. Too Cute doesn't work for me because of the cutesy commentary. All you need is puppies or whatever in a box and a bit of instrumental music maybe. Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGaGlpsL__w&feature=relmfu No commentary or humans needed at all. Earl Snead Sinclair may have been a TV programming genius after all. -- Submitted By: () on September 17, 2012, 1:49 pm

Nancy Grace - TV Shows
She'd probably be a very attractive woman if her facial expression didn't resemble that of someone who just had a camel take a massive shit on their feet. -- Submitted By: () on September 16, 2012, 7:35 pm

Pirates of the Caribbean - Movie Series
One was good, two was also good, (loved the three-way sword fight on the beach as the girl character lamented 'these are grown men doing this!') three was also good but devolved into a wild mishmash of an series ever-changing loyalties and alliances, plus the last thirty or so minutes was a wild bunch of scenes slammed togther. It was like half of another movie jammed into that one. The last one was also good, if forgettable, loved the scene where he was with the woman and they were talking about relationships and Jack says, "So you lied about telling the truth?" How true that can be-I almost fell out of my chair laughing! -- Submitted By: () on August 31, 2012, 8:58 am

Darva Conger - Celebrities
Wow, now there's a name I haven't seen in forever. Only in today's world could someone who had a cup of coffee with fame 12 years ago have her own Wikipedia page. -- Submitted By: () on August 30, 2012, 7:58 pm

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

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
@Pelirojo: 1. Many of the kids are older than 18 now and could easily speak up if they wanted to. It's not like the media wouldn't eat that up. 2. As previously stated, if there was something awful to find about the family, it probably would've been found my now. 3. It really seems like TLC wanted this show to be another Kate Plus 8 or whatnot showing how horrible these people are, but I don't think they can find anything truly horrible to show about them. -- Submitted By: () on August 27, 2012, 6:30 pm

Multiculturalism - Random Topics
Like it or not, the United States IS a multicultural nation [yes, even in our region, DolFan] and I believe it's to every individual's benefit to know what makes other folks tick as much as possible. It's not that I think other cultures are all sweetness and light while mine is totally rotten to the core [or vice versa] but I believe trying to learn about other cultures and societies can help re understanding and understand beats ignorance any day. Even if one considers another individual an enemy or vice versa, it's better to know their background and MO than be ignorant of this. Learning other languages can be a key to and I wish I knew more than just English and being somewhat functional in Spanish because even the meanings of individual words can unlock so much of people's culture and history which can open quite a few doors. Music, art, ,cuisine, literature, history, etc. of one's own and others can inspire. I agree that following someone else's prescribed curriculum may not be one's best interest; hence I encourage anyone reading this who is interested to go to the nearest library and read the primary sources re all the above and it can't hurt to study the tenets of the world's major religions to help in one's quest. This isn't something that can happen in a single day or semester but may be a quest of a lifetime. For the record, I'm a proud Christian, native-born US citizen man but that doesn't mean I can't be inspired by learning about how others have lived in this world. -- Submitted By: () on August 12, 2012, 3:47 pm

Olympic Games - Random Topics
I agree. I never understood the draw of the Olympics. It hogs up airtime from other things, and it's just an excuse for people to act like a jingoistic asshole. I know that makes me a bad American, but deal with it. -- Submitted By: () on August 8, 2012, 10:09 am

TheTruth.com - Websites
The Truth? These turn me more onto smoking than turn me off and I don't even smoke. -- Submitted By: () on August 5, 2012, 9:32 pm

Hogan's Heroes - TV Shows
Just for the sake of those who will read these comments in the future, it should be made clear that the Germans who ran the Prisoner of War camp, Stalag 13 in "Hogan's Heroes" were not Nazis. They were "Regular Army/Military". Even the rotund General Burkhalter, whom Kommandant Klink and Sergeant Shultz were deathly afraid of, was not a Nazi. Klink, Shultz and even Burkhalter often had disparaging remarks about the Nazis and the Nazi Party. When Nazis were shown on the series, they were presented in a non-comedic manner and were always portrayed as the real Nazis were - Evil. The series did combat this "Nazi POW Camp" misunderstanding during it's original run. The producers and actors, especially Werner Klemperer who played Klink, did their best to make the truth of the series set-up understood. Obviously most viewers at the time, and through the decades that the show has been in syndication, did (and do) understand the set-up or else the show would not have been highly rated in it's original run and would never have made it into syndication. (In fact, the show was still doing great in the ratings when it became a victim of the infamous CBS "Purge" which saw highly rated series such as "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres" and "Mayberry RFD" removed from the CBS Network as these "rural" sitcoms didn't fit in with the then-CBS Bosses vision of their "Tiffany" Network.) - - - - - As for Boning the Fish? Even though the show was flailing a bit during it's last year, and retreading script ideas, it was still fresh enough and funny enough that it never boned. -- Submitted By: () on July 31, 2012, 9:47 pm

Ghost Adventures - TV Shows
One of the few things that bothers me about "Ghost Adventures" is the over-reliance on EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). The guys could have some interesting evidence of other sorts, then they'll play an EVP of a "ghost" speaking, and it sounds like, "bzvp". The guys will listen to the "bzvp" and say, "Oh my God! The Ghost just said "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death"!!!" Otherwise, it hasn't boned yet. -- Submitted By: () on July 30, 2012, 10:23 pm

Jonas Brothers - Music Groups
Joe released a solo album. Because of an appearance from foul mouthed rapper Lil Wayne, it was given a parental advisory stamp for explicit lyrics. His targeted audience is tweens and there was no way their parents would allow them to get this album. Therefore, it was not a big success. -- Submitted By: () on July 17, 2012, 12:11 am

Disney Channel - Random Topics
I had a roommate last year that was obsessed with Good Luck Charlie. He was a 20-year-old male who wanted to be a lawyer. Seriously. -- Submitted By: () on July 14, 2012, 10:19 am

ABC World News - TV Shows
OK, I hate to comment two times in a row on a show, but I just saw the teaser for tonight's World News broadcast. On top of coverage of the over-dramatized airplane hijacking that wasn't to be, and coverage of the OUTRAGEOUS SCANDAL that the United States' Olympic uniforms are made in CHINA (whilst ABC creams itself in glee that it was the first to break this hard-hitting story), they're now covering Carly Rae Jepsen, yes that teenybopping brat who wrote that inspid "Call Me Maybe" song as its Person of the Week!!! WHAT THE F IS WRONG WITH THIS NETWORK?!? Remember when this honor was reserved for people that, I don't know, did good things for the world? Peter Jennings is rolling in his grave at this spectacle. -- Submitted By: () on July 13, 2012, 5:38 pm

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