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Disney Channel - Random Topics
Went BTF in the early 2000s. At that time, some family friends of mine who I was seeing a lot of had young grandchildren spending a lot of time in their house, so the Disney Channel was on in the background pretty much all the time and I couldn't help but notice it. It seemed to have a collective case of bratty (and snotty) attitude, and might as well have had as a tagline "We annoy the hell out of your parents and we're damn proud of it." Since then, unless they happen to be showing a classic movie I want to see again (which anymore is a pretty rare occurrence), I just haven't been interested in watching it. No great loss -- it sure doesn't sound I've been missing much! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 5, 2010, 7:27 am

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
kingbk: Thank you. But you know what? As a tribute, I can understand wearing that pin, even for an entire season. It's no different from professional athletes spending a season wearing the number of a deceased teammate. The show had other issues and there are plenty of grounds on which to criticize it, but I'd be inclined to give Cosby a pass on the SD pin. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 5, 2010, 7:12 am

Cosby Show, The - TV Shows
kingbk, what was with that SD pin anyway? I've noticed it but never figured out what its significance was supposed to be. Anyway ... there's an indie TV station here (Seattle area) which has been showing The Cosby Show in the early morning, airing two episodes a day. After seeing a couple of cycles through the show's run, my take is that while Cousin Pam was the nail in the coffin, the decline started with Lisa Bonet leaving the show and then (after she returned) treating it like her own personal revolving door. It got to the point where she needed THREE screen credits: One for herself, a second for her attitude, and a third for her hairdo-of-the-week. Fortunately, even after those seasons of mediocrity, the show managed to finish with a good finale. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 4, 2010, 7:23 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
Even a lot of die-hard Simpsons fans consider the episode "Lisa the Vegetarian" to be her low point. It wasn't that they had any problem with her adopting a vegatarian diet, but that her ruining Homer's barbecue was both mean-spirited and totally out of character (even though Bart and Homer chasing after the rolling grill was a HELL of a funny scene). -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on May 2, 2010, 8:31 am

Bill Cosby - Celebrities
MacFan: What do you mean, "Rest in Peace?" Cosby is still alive! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 29, 2010, 1:11 am

South Park - TV Shows
I've never been a fan of South Park, but even I have to give the show credit for sticking to its guns in spite of radical Islamo-fanatics and lawyer-brandishing $cientologists. They're edgy and willing to pick on anyone and anything, which is what The Simpsons was in its B.B. (Before Boning) days. On that standard, South Park still rocks! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 23, 2010, 7:33 am

IMDB - Websites
IMDB is actually a pretty decent resource for movie-related information (TV to a lesser extent), in spite of the inaccuracies. But with the inaccuracies, if I recommend IMDB to somone, I have to qualify that recommendation with a caveat that they don't ALWAYS get it right (and with an even stronger caveat about their quotes). IMDB's problem is mixed priorities: It takes an act of Congress to get an error of fact fixed, while anally retentive moderators run amuck on the message boards. (Whether that has anything to do with being owned by Amazon, I couldn't say.) However, if said anally retentive moderators would channel their energy into fixing factual errors, IMDB would be a tip-top site and I'd start giving caveat-free recommendations. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 23, 2010, 7:23 am

Murphy Brown - TV Shows
The show sucked because Murphy was a 180-proof bi0tch. Politics had nothing to do with it, IMO. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 22, 2010, 3:29 pm

All Creatures Great and Small - TV Shows
I've only seen a few episodes of this show (just the ones that the public library had), but I've liked them all. One thing that's cool is you don't HAVE to have read the books in order to enjoy the show (although it does help a little). -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 20, 2010, 11:57 am

Domino's Pizza - Random Topics
Actually, I think the NEW "formula" sucks. Dunno what changes they made, but I do know that my stomach used to have no issue at all with their pizza and now after the change I get heartburn every time! If Domino's sticks with the new formula (or recipe, or whatever you call it), I'll probably reacquaint myself with Pizza Hut. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 9, 2010, 7:54 am

Pizza Hut - Random Topics
With Domino's recent messing with their recipe, my girlfriend and I will probably give Pizza Hut a try. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on April 9, 2010, 7:50 am

Friday Night Videos - TV Shows
diezman's "MTV alternative" comment is right on. To expand on it a little bit, back in the day when a lot of people didn't even have cable (let alone MTV), Friday Night Videos was the **only** way to keep up on what the latest cool videos were. For me, FNV still rocks. I watched it in junior high and high school, and in 1985 went off to college where the dorm had a cable package that included MTV, so I was fortunate enough to miss the celebrity guest host era and the gradual departure from the all-video format that made FNV so radically awesome -- please don't mind the momentary drift into 80s-speak! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 23, 2010, 9:04 pm

TIME Magazine - Random Topics
What a lot of people don't seem to realize is that TIME's Person of the Year isn't supposed to be an honor or award. It's simply acknowledging whomever had the biggest impact on the news that year. Period, for good OR for bad. On that argument, Hitler, Stalin and Khomeini WERE the perfect choices for their respective eras. No fish-boning here! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 22, 2010, 8:16 am

Christmas - Random Topics
Christmas itself still rocks, **in spite** of overcommercialization, "shopping season" starting at the first of November, and the political correctness BS with people getting a case of knotty knickers over "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays." My personal take is that neither one is offenseive; they're both OK. If "Merry Christmas" offends you, too bad. But similarly, "Happy Holidays" is a classic Christmas tune, and I've never heard about anyone getting offended when Irving Berlin wrote it or Bing Crosby performed it. People who are firmly planted on either side of *that* fence need to untwist their panties, reach across to the other side, and shake hands. P.S.: Lilith and PYL, I like your style. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 17, 2010, 6:58 am

JumptheShark.com - Websites
After the Scottish Sellout's repeated dodging of JTS-related questions and total disrespect of JTS fans, my copy of the "JTS" book is going into the "Sell to Used Bookstore" pile. Hein no longer deserves any of my shelf space. Hmmph! -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 9, 2010, 12:43 pm

Tom Cruise - Celebrities
If Tom Cruise wants to piddle his money away into $cientology's coffers, that's his business and a personal decision on his part. But when he starts trying to cram it down the throats of the entire movie-watching public, that's where people need to holler foul and hand Cruise a scaling knife. MCS and Mike H are right: Cruise BTF when he stopped being an actor and started being a $cientology shill. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 9, 2010, 7:11 am

Terminator - Movie Series
rainbowjane: The second movie actually did a pretty good job of maintaining the integrity of the storyline (i.e., upholding continuity by being consistent with the first movie). It helped that James Cameron directed both T1 and T2. However, the third movie brought in some SERIOUS continuity issues. If I recall correctly, both the Sarah Connor Chronicles TV series and the fourth movie (Terminator Salvation) ignored T3, and rightly so. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 5, 2010, 9:04 pm

Adam-12 - TV Shows
With the Lyn-bashing reason (and associated votes) 86ed from the count, it's nice to see a new chance for honest discussion and opinion. I will submit "Day 1" and "Too boring" as reasons (right after submitting this comment), but to square up the votes I'll put in one for my opinion, "Never Boned." -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 5, 2010, 11:01 am

Tarzan - Movie Series
I agree that Rosie O'Donnell is annoying, but I thought that having her voice a gender-indeterminate adolescent gorilla was a spot-on piece of casting. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 4, 2010, 6:36 pm

Starship Troopers - Movie Series
The second movie ("Hero of the Federation") was the BTF point. It actually would have made a decent sci-fi/horror "B" movie on its own, but it sucked compared to the first movie -- and putting it in the Starship Troopers series made comparisons inevitable. The third movie, "Marauder," was miles better in that it brought in the concept of mobile armor suits that operated like miniature spaceships (like the book), but it still wasn't as good as the first movie and the damage was already done. If anyone ever decides to make another Starship Troopers movie and do some ret-conning in the process, the second movie is the one they need to ignore. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on March 3, 2010, 2:04 pm


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