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Wal-Mart - Random Topics
White trash? Tell that to the Asians and Latin Americans who shop there because it has some of the best selections around of their native cuisines' ingredients! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 4, 2009, 11:44 am

2012 doomsday prediction - Random Topics
So, folks are supposed to trust a prediction made centuries before by someone who lived in a society that practiced human sacrifice and was already in ruins before the first Spanish explorers reached it? I don't think so. BTW, there have been predictions for the world's end as far back as 1000AD. We're not promised even one more day but I don't think it's smart to consider this prediction legit. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 4, 2009, 11:41 am

Olympics, The - TV Shows
It's not the Olympics' fault that the backstories are shown, it's the US network's! During all those lengthy 'interviews' about 6th generation Swiss goatherders, there are plenty of OTHER competitions that could be broadcast but instead the network opts for 'interviews' or making the Olympics about one or two 'stars' instead of letting the TV audience judge for ourselves what we think of ALL competitors in all competitions re atheletic ability! Other nations' coverage doesn't focus on 'interviews' to the extent of the US's, believe you me. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:59 pm

Late Show with David Letterman - TV Shows
And to think, at one time, I thought Leno was funnier and more clever than he! Egads! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:52 pm

Oregon Trail, The - Random Topics
Give me the Cape Horn Yankee Clipper any day over this! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:45 pm

Disney - Random Topics
Oh, I can think of another boning time for Disney. A late friend of mine had been paralyzed by polio back in the 1950's and grew up spending summers getting therapy in Warm Springs, Georgia (yes, the very same place President Roosevelt vacationed at and eventually died in). Anyway, my friend said that every other studio would let the facility run '3rd run' movies for free so those patients who never would have had the opportunity to be leave the facility to watch the movies in 'first run' theatres (full price when they'd first premiere) or 'second run' showings (discounted prices- usually at drive-ins) could view them in their insitutions. However: according to my late friend, NEVER did Disney allow the crippled patients see any of their movies at Warm Springs! Why? Evidently, they didn't want to take the chance of patients' families, insitutional staff,etc. skipping those showings in which the studio would charge for to see grainy, skipping and badly spliced versions for free that the patients had no choice to see. Yep, if what my late friend said was true,Disney seemed to care more about not chancing freebies than letting badly crippled children see their movies! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:42 pm

Disney Channel - Random Topics
Oh, I think it boned from way back. Remember when after the announcer would tel what the next show was, they'd have a post-Walt Mickey's voice pipe up "That sounds GREAT!" ? Just ONCE I'd have liked Mickey to have said something like "I've seen better.", "Not bad but nothing to write home about" or "That sounds AWFUL but that was all we could get!" Of course, I haven't watched it in years since that they've dumped every one of their classic shows and cartoons in favor of the tween trends of the moment! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:27 pm

Chuck Norris - Celebrities
Irony, of course, is that Chuck Norris himself has been trying to sue the author of a book attributing all manner of diety-like powers to him. Does one bone if one sues instead of laughing off or revelling in a published work claiming superhuman attributes on one's behalf? Decide for yourselves. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on August 1, 2009, 3:18 pm

Last of the Summer Wine - TV Shows
A rather funny and clever series set in a picturesque village but one has to wonder how that village survives without a single person under 50 or a British Raj minority member in sight? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 3:06 pm

Family Matters - TV Shows
Would anyone in the audience who jeered whenever a Winslow tried to call Urkel on his stuff have wanted HIM for a neighbor? Don't think so! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:56 pm

Weekend at Bernie's - Movie Series
The whole premise should have been cremated before it ever came to the theater! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:54 pm

Whitney Houston - Celebrities
I always liked that song she sung during the Olympics "One Moment in Time"! Fantastic- and sad that it seems her voice has been ruined to ever sing that song again! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:51 pm

Santa Clause, The - Movie Series
Travltron, I saw folks mispelling St. Nick's name LONG before the movie came out. Of course, texting hasn't helped matters but that's another topic! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:50 pm

Fantasy Island - TV Shows
Irony of ironies was that the little chats that Roarke and Tattoo had about the arriving guests were often more entertaining than the fantasies themselves! Replacing him with Roarke's niece and then butler just didn't work. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:44 pm

Kevin Costner - Celebrities
I think "Waterworld" was one soggy mess. Even if the Poles melte entirely, there still would be plenty of land left for folks to live on-albeit more crowded. Say goodbye to Venice, Amsterdam and almost all of Florida, though! Oh, I think after that, it would have been better had Costner decided to become a character actor rather than try to stick with leading hero roles. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:39 pm

Good Times - TV Shows
I think they should have wrapped it up after James got killed because once he was gone, it became too much the JJ 'Dy-no_MITE!' Circus- exactly what John Amos and Esther Rolle had tried to prevent! While I'm posting, though, anyone else think it was bogus that the gorgeous,willowy Thelma could have been born from James and Florida? Come to think of it, NONE of the 'kids' looked as though they could have been the Evanses'. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:35 pm

Commercials - Random Topics
Interesting point, Eugene. I'd also like to point out that those TV pundits who claim that audiences aren't influenced by what they watch need only be pointed out that if that were true NO ONE at home would have bothered to buy a Bulova watch when that very first TV commercial came on- and thereafter, television would have had to survive by fund raisers and bake sales had commercials proven to be counterproductive. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 29, 2009, 2:25 pm

Brady Bunch Hour, The - TV Shows
It's tough to think of more pathetic moments on TV than when the 'kids' said they wanted to sing songs of 'our generation'- and they wound up singing a disco version of the 1920's hit 'Baby Face' followed by them singing(yes, singing- to a degree) 'The Hustle'! The whole concept boned Day One and it's telling that there wasn't ever the slightest reference in all the later reunion shows/movies about this time of them having sold their home to do a variety show and having a Fake (and whinier) Jan)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 28, 2009, 9:44 am

Hunter - TV Shows
IMO, Fred Dryer played Hunter like he was a giant, hulky version of Sgt. Joe Friday. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 24, 2009, 11:38 am

Space: 1999 - TV Shows
Sorry, but I thought the characters (and situations) were dullsville- even though I desperately wanted something besides "Star Trek" reruns to help quench my tv sci-fi thirst (and "The Starlost" was even more boring). What's more as far back as I can remember, I knew that blasting something on the Dark Side of the Moon strongly enough to send it out of orbit would hurl the Moon TOWARDS Earth not away from it (not to mention everything/everyone not attached to it would have flown off into space). And they were pitching it to us Boomers,etc. who'd literally cut our teeth watching Apollo missions just a few years earlier?! No wonder it bombed! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 24, 2009, 11:32 am


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