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American South, The - Random Topics
DolFan, Let me put it this way: if I ever went to Egypt and met someone from a nearby town who said they totally hated Giza due to the notorious filth, traffic, crowding, corruption and exploitation of the tourists, I'd respect their POV but I'd hope they'd understand that even with ALL those factors NOTHING could take away from the architectural, engineering, and artistic marvel over incredible odds and the grandeur of the Great Pyramid of Khufu by the Ancient Egyptians that have inspired hundreds of generations since then and for THOSE reasons I'd risk all the unpleasantness to see that pyramid. OK, I'm not a big fan of the blues myself but I appreciate how it came to be and how it has contributed to music for so many genres worldwide- and I DO think it's fascinating how the blues and rockabilly evolved so CLOSE together! Fine if you still hate Memphis and Beale Street but at least accept that there are those of us interested in the heritage who are willing to see it in spite the problems (which, I agree need to be worked out). Anyway, I guess I should be glad you don't consider the ENTIRE South to be beyond redemption. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on December 6, 2010, 10:02 am

Carpenters, The - Music Groups
She had one of the most interesting voices out there that went far deeper than the lyrics she was given to sing. Sadly, I think Karen was badly haunted by many things. And how many Carpenters hits have there been for Richard not involving her voice? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on December 3, 2010, 2:59 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
DolFan, I'd hate to live in a region in which I believed there was nothing of interest or benefit and I hope there are people and places near where you live which you like. No need to condemn the ENTIRE American South over Memphis. I mean, there's a lot to see besides Memphis. Not that Memphis is my fave city in the South or even Tennessee(that would be a tie between Nashville[with its Parthenon replica, Ryman Auditorium, etc.] and Chattanooga[ with Lookout Mountain + the Tow Truck Museum,etc.]). However; even Memphis has its charm if you know where to look. For instance, I think it's fascinating to think that Beale Street [home of the blues] and Sun Records [home of rockabilly and where Elvis got his start] are literally just one street removed! If that doesn't epitomize how unexpectedly connected folks with different backgrounds are in this neck of the woods, I don't know what does! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on December 3, 2010, 2:54 pm

New WKRP in Cincinnati, The - TV Shows
On the original series Mr. Carlson's son Arthur was about 12 but here he seemed to be in his 30's and bald! Also, Dr. Johnny Fevera ...a GRANDFATHER?! Why did they do this one again? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 7:04 pm

Great Grape Ape Show, The - TV Shows
I totally agree, Friedrich! I knew it was nothing more than junk from Day One but what made it REALLY bone for me was when the protagonists visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- and took a riverboat up the adjoining Amazon River! Hello, I know the name of the place is Rio but it's like 1200 miles from the Amazon (and, actually not on a river- the first Portuguese explorer who saw it mistakenly thought that since it had such a large bay, that it had to be on the mouth of a large river)! OK, I admit I could read maps before anything else but that's about as lame as thinking Riverside, California's on the Mississippi! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:55 pm

Skatebirds, The - TV Shows
Scatman Crothers actually voiced the only remotely entertaining character here- a cat named (you guessed it) Scat Car! Man, this show made "Hong Kong Phooey" seem downright Shakespearean! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:41 pm

Krispy Kreme - Random Topics
If they can't spell what they're supposed to be making, why be surprised if it doesn't TASTE like what it's supposed to be? Might as well snack on cardboard with Kool Whip as far as I'm concerned. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:30 pm

Cher - Celebrities
I liked her better when she had her own real nose- and why is that "Moonstruck" is the only role I can think of that made the audience actually consider the character she was playing was a real personality and NOT Cher playing herself? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 6:24 pm

Bloom County - Random Topics
Not exactly, Robert, long-short of it is that Opus got spun off into his own less frequent comic strip then when Brethed decided to pull the plug altogether, he had Opus get 'reborn' as a drawing in a book- inside the last comic strip itself! Well, it beat how "For Better or For Worse" ended- yet didn't end. Anyway, although some of the characters I couldn't stand (e.g. the talking roaches), overall I liked the strip and followed it as long as I could in all its incarnations. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 28, 2010, 5:55 pm

Charlie & Co. - TV Shows
The late Flip Wilson (who'd been a hot comedian in the early 70's) and the legendary singer Gladys Knight may have been teamed for this because the pairing may have looked great on paper. However; these two had like zero chemistry or believability as married parents. I will say that Miss Knight actually seemed to take her job seriously as a comedic straight woman and was somewhat maternal to the teen+ kid cast members. I'm sorry Flip Wilson died; however,as far as I could see, he just seemed to walk through this part(the title role) as though he was mad he was no longer a top ranking comedian and was doing this to just pay the bills. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 12:07 pm

Knighthood - Random Topics
I think knights these days would have an advantage getting good tables in restaurants and even airline seats and one might get more invites to swanky soirees (especially in the UK) from social climbers but, otherwise, I see very little use for it these days. However; to show how folks can easily get confused re entertainers getting knighted, I haven't forgotten one of the worst "Millionaire" contestants who blew the $200 question when she incorrectly guessed that the rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot HAD been knighted by Queen Elizabeth!LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 11:57 am

Tommy Lee Jones - Celebrities
Stephanie, He was great in that role but, for me, my all time fave role he played was Marshall Sam Gerard in "The Fugitive" - Dr. Kimball's determined foe. Mr. Lee was so effective that by the end of the movie, I was rooting for BOTH sides! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on November 16, 2010, 11:50 am

Charlie's Angels - TV Shows
Oh, it was fun, VeritechRyan! Not only did the Angels look great but they actually did some rather clever detective work on all their parts (not just 'the smart one' Kate Jackson)- even though it often seemed as though the bulk of their cases seemed to take places in resorts and beaches where they could wear as little as possible! LOL -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:14 pm

Banana Splits, The - TV Shows
The main show itself (with the 'Splits in the dumb masked ape costumes) was a total bore even when I was a tiny kid but I loved that action series of that group of castaways fighting pirates that starred that gorgeous teenaged Ronne Troup! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:09 pm

Beauty and the Beast (TV series) - TV Shows
Though I found it to be boring and flaky even back then, I thought it would have worked better as a single TV movie instead of making it into a series because there were only so many variations of the same plot before it became repetetive and ran out of steam. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 5:02 pm

Beck - Music Groups
octogirlpretty, Sorry but I've found no evidence that Beck has publically or privately renounced Scientology much less quit its practice. If you've found evidence as opposed to wishful thinking that he would do so, you are by all means welcome to share that with us. Meantime, I reiterate that folks who don't want to chance supporting Scientology need to carefully consider spending their monies on Beck and his products regardless of how he came into the organization. Oh, and for the record, I praise the polite offspring of rude parents because they've had to work extra hard to learn manners in spite of having poor parental examples. Unfortunately, from my observations, there seems to be fewer of those than rude offspring of polite parents. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 21, 2010, 4:58 pm

In Search of... - TV Shows
Always thought it ironic that this show always argued for the most bizarre and illogical interpretations yet had Nimoy for the host. Just saying. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:26 pm

Wizard of Oz, The - Movie Series
In terms of an actual sequel instead of remake, I think there was something called "Return to Oz" back in the 80's starring Fairuza Balk which featured a talking rock. Yep, even "The Wiz" proved to be more memorable! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:23 pm

Wham! - Music Groups
I never had more than passing tolerance for this band at its height (and why THIS band was the one greenlighted to be the very first rock band to have a concert in Mainland China, I never understood). Now it seems to blend in with so many other bands from that era. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:20 pm

Beck - Music Groups
Regardless of whether he was born into Scientology or not, consumers need to carefully consider whether they want to spend their hard-earned cash on buying his products due to a high probability of a good portion of it going to Scientology. If folks don't want to support Scientology, there are plenty of talented musicians out there they can give their monies to besides him. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on October 18, 2010, 8:09 pm


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