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Katie Holmes - Celebrities
Boned when she took up with Tommy Wacko; de-boned when she ditched him. Props to you and good luck, Ms. Holmes. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 14, 2012, 8:47 pm

We Got It Made - TV Shows
I remember when this show came out ... it struck me as a lame attempt by NBC to cash in on the success of Three's Company (which was on rival network ABC, of course), but changing the gender balance to try to appear original and using Teri Copley as eye candy to hook viewers. Ms. Copley actually did an adequate job in the eye-candy role to which she was relegated, but it wasn't nearly enough to keep the show going. Small wonder it only lasted one season. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 10, 2012, 8:26 am

Scientology - Random Topics
I've heard it said that one can assess the general health of an organization, culture, country, etc. by how well it tolerates dissent and/or humor at its own expense. Considering the amount of frantic spin-doctoring the Co$ has been doing recently in the wake of the TomKat split, $cientology as an organization must be one sick puppy ... not that that tells us anything that we didn't already know, of course. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 7, 2012, 9:49 am

She's the Sheriff - TV Shows
I remember seeing a oouple of episodes of this show when it first aired. It was obviously just a vehicle for re-starting Suzanne Somers' career, i.e., exhuming it from the grave she dug for herself when she left Three's Company, and then hoping the "eye-candy sheriff" angle would bring in the ratings. Even when I was a hormone-ridden twentysomething, that wasn't enough to keep my interest. I'm surprised the show lasted beyond one season. SFTS. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2012, 6:37 pm

Rupert Murdoch - Celebrities
Rupert is far from one of my favorite people, but I've got to say props to him for having the balls to call $cientology out as "creepy, maybe even evil" on Twitter. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2012, 6:18 pm

Shield, The - TV Shows
@ParkerTillman: Speaking as one of the "mods", I can assure you that a comment's being approved for posting does NOT constitute rendering a judgment on its merit or lack thereof. Our aim is to uphold a free flow of discussion, not to be beauty contest judges and decide whether comments are good enough to post, nor to be thought police and decide which comments are acceptable. If someone wants to make themselves look like a complete ass, a jerk, or a fool via their comments, we're not going to stop them because comment gaffes are a valid part of a freely flowing discussion. Sorry about the off-topic injection. :-) -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 1, 2012, 6:10 pm

House - TV Shows
@PT: There's a general consensus among mental health professionals that House has Asperger's syndrome or a similar diagnosis on the autism spectrum. One typical thought-process quirk among Aspies and others on the spectrum is the need to categorize everything, even if it's according to a category that seems off-the-wall or irrelevant to other folks. So it's likely that same quirk plays into House's thought process for arriving at medical diagnoses. Because of how his brain processes information, for him the starting point has to be categorizing his patients as either having or not having sarcoidosis. Hence, House always asks if sarcoidosis has been ruled out. Once that question has been answered, he's good to go. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 16, 2012, 12:14 am

Lindsay Lohan - Celebrities
@lrbloom: I saw Lohan's Playboy pics, and they weren't anything to write home about. BTW, she was NOT the Playmate of the Month. If that had been the case, we'd be having a "BTF?" discussion about Playboy. Anyway, even as ravaged as I suspect she is by the rough life she's gotten herself into, the pics might actually have been sexy if she'd done them as herself. Instead, in the pics she's airbrushed and made up to look like the next coming of Marilyn Monroe, and it just comes off as grotesque. It would be fair to say that in recent months she's been making an effort at unboning, but the Playboy photo shoot did NOT help her cause. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 7, 2012, 8:04 am

Monsters - TV Shows
Absolutely still rocks! They don't make 'em like this one anymore. The show had a whole slew of gem-quality episodes, ALL of them appropriately creepy. One of my favorites (because it imparted the life lesson "payback's a bitch" in spades) was "Pillow Talk", where a man with a monster hidden in his bed would bring dates home so the bed monster could eat them, only to get a taste of his own medicine when he met a woman who turned out to have a refrigerator monster. The show had a knack for delivering stories with the creepiest premises, yet every once in a while catching you off guard by playing them for laughs. Again, still rocks. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 13, 2012, 8:17 am

2011 Vote for New Patron Saint of BTF - Random Topics
HoHan in a walkover. Compared to her, Dawn Lyn looks like Betty White. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on November 20, 2011, 6:40 pm

Falling Skies - TV Shows
Falling Skies gets misjudged due to the marketing hand not knowing what the production hand was doing. Before the series aired, the ads for it (particularly those shown in movie theatres) painted it as an FX-laden sci-fi action-style series. However, what the marketeers forgot is that TNT's tagline is "We Know Drama", not "We Know Action", "We Know Sci-Fi", or "We Know FX". On the production side, they went about making a pretty good (albeit somewhat slow-moving) character-driven drama series that happened to take place in the aftermath of an alien invasion. Consequently, when the show aired, fan expectations were enormously out of whack with respect to what was actually being delivered. In spite of that, the show was enough of a hit that TNT renewed it for a second season, to air in Summer 2012. I think TNT was caught a bit by surprise -- if they'd known the show would garner as many fans as it did, I think they would have loosened the purse strings a little for more FX. I wouldn't be surprised to see the second season have more FX, now that TNT knows they've got something worth spending a little more money on. Anyway, Falling Skies is best appreciated as a drama, but gets misjudged thanks to misguided marketing (similar to what happened to the Signs movie). The show still rocks; it's the marketeers who've earned their fish. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on November 1, 2011, 7:55 am

Trivial Pursuit: America Plays - TV Shows
Admin Note - Duplicate comments sorted out. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on October 11, 2011, 12:43 am

Starbucks Coffee - Random Topics
The coffee is headache-inducing as well as overly spendy, and I'm saying that as a Seattle-area resident (and therefore someone who could be considered to be under the collective geographical/cultural onus to like the place). I think it has to do with how they grind and roast the beans - the coffee packs a wallop unless it's "cut" with something else. However, they do make good lattes and hot chocolate. My girlfriend is a non-coffee drinker, so on those occasions when we get Starbucks gift cards (it happens sometimes at work), we use them to get warm-up drinks before going to hockey games: a hot chocolate for her, and that or a latte for me. Since we're using gift cards, the price isn't such a big concern, and since I avoid the coffee itself, I can enjoy the game without a splitting headache. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on September 24, 2011, 7:44 am

Burger King - Random Topics
I don't think it was necessarily a BtF factor, but that plastic King with the fixed facial expression was as creepy as all get out. Does anyone else remember the King from the 1970s when he was a real person? He was funny and friendly and decidedly NOT creepy, and neither was his arch-nemesis the Duke of Doubt. The King even sang his own jingle: "I'm the marvelous, magical Burger King, I can do most anything ..." Also, I agree with the previous commentor about the Duke of Doubt vs. the plastic King: if those two got into a fight, I'd be cheering for the Duke. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on August 22, 2011, 8:00 am

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
More "Apes" thoughts: I actually thought the 2001 remake was pretty good, even though I'm not particularly a fan of TIm Burton's work. For those wondering what was up with the ending, it was a nod of sorts to the original novel. In Boulle's version, the apes' planet really is a different world. The human narrator escapes, flies back to Earth, and is glad to be back even though due to the effects of time dilation thousands of years have passed since he left. The first ground crewperson that meets his ship, however, is a gorilla, which prompts the narrator to quickly take off and return to space, even though he has no idea where he's going. The story is then shown to be a message in a bottle discovered by a young ape couple on a cruise in their space yacht. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 31, 2011, 5:17 pm

Planet of the Apes - Movie Series
About what DolFan and F_F said: In the ape culture as shown in the original Planet of the Apes novel by Pierre Boulle, the gorillas were depicted as the "more-brawn-than-brains" types. While it doesn't have any effect on the odds of the upcoming movie being an instant turkey, at least the clip of the gorilla leaping into the helicopter with total disregard for what happens next is consistent with how Boulle had things in the beginning. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 31, 2011, 5:08 pm

Megan Fox - Celebrities
DolFan, that's a pretty fair assessment. My girlfriend and I saw the second Transformers movie in the theatre. My thought was that they actually had a pretty good story going where the Transformers themselves were concerned, and it wasn't the moviemakers' fault that Fox got implants between the filming of the first and second movies, but that wasn't any excuse to show her jiggling all over the landscape at every opportunity. I guess they wanted the audience to believe that the government, in addition to paying for Sam's college education, also ponied up the dough for Mikaela to get her boobs done. All that said, though, that wasn't Fox's fault and wasn't her boning moment. Fox BTF during the pre-production of the third Transformers movie, when she copped a diva attitude, shot her mouth off, and got thrown out on her sexy buns. (If they'd thrown her out face first, her implants would have cushioned her landing ... LOL.) She's still a hottie, no argument there, but as far as her acting career is concerned, I think she's sunk her own ship and she'll have an uphill battle getting any serious work again. Pass the lemon and slaw, please. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 8, 2011, 8:18 am

Franklin and Bash - TV Shows
My girlfriend wanted to check the show out because she likes the two actors who play the main characters. She only gave it about 15 minutes, though, before dismissing it as "Beavis & Butt-head with law degrees." In other words, wwwwaaaaaayyyyy too juvenile to be taken seriously as a legal drama (or even a drama/comedy), which means that TNT is now 0-for-2 in that genre in recent years -- the other "miss" being Raising the Bar. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 4, 2011, 10:02 am

Sagging - Random Topics
Well, to make a token effort at defending the TSA, Mr. Scanty Pants was a lot less likely than Mr. Saggy Pants to be concealing any weapons, just by virtue of their respective attire. Not that I give a rat's rump about defending the TSA, mind you, but in the interest of intellectual honesty it needed to be said. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on June 29, 2011, 7:19 am

Lost in Space - TV Shows
My bad on the misread, Soggy. Thanks for the catch. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 12, 2011, 7:56 am

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