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Courtship of Eddie's Father, The - TV Shows
Interesting that the kid grew up to be a punk rocker. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 10, 2011, 2:08 am

Hee Haw - TV Shows
Yes, Roy Clark is an exceptional guitarist and banjo player. He plays a mean fiddle too. The man is basically the stringed-instrument equivalent of a polymath; ninety percent of all the talent on Hee Haw was him alone. (Most of the remaining ten percent was Junior Samples.) By the way, back in the '70s I discovered that Hee Haw and marijuana mixed surprisingly well. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 10, 2011, 1:33 am

TMZ - Websites
This is America, the birthplace of tabloid culture and lowest-common-denominator consumerism. There will always be a healthy market here for places like TMZ, just as there will always be a market for adult diapers. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 10, 2011, 12:58 am

Red Head Metal Head Blog - Websites
Just visited the blog for the first time. I think that makes me Visitor #17 since she started the thing a couple of years ago. (She has exactly two "followers" as I write this, which is just sad.) You know, this is why I live in fear that someone will ask me why I don't become the 97,000,000th person on Planet Earth to start a blog. They may as well tell me: "Soggy, it must really suck to have no friends and only a marginal life." Here's the basic formula: You write a bunch of bitter shit about how misunderstood/unappreciated you are, burp out a few painfully lightweight album or movie reviews from time to time, strike a self-indulgent (not to mention self-delusional) little pose as an oh-so-world-weary philosopher/intellectual, chronicle the latest who-cares events in your nobody life - or perhaps the latest cute trick you taught your cat - as if anybody (besides those two followers) gives the first shit about any of it, and then shake your little fist at an established site with a thousand-plus members - that would of course be BTF - for allowing a few of its feistier personalities to tease you on its boards. If I were ever to announce my intention to start a blog, I would fully expect people to shake their heads in concern and tell me: "Ohh, you poor man." At least ninety percent of blogs are melancholy places like this one; essentially a lonely person talking to an empty room. (This is true of ninety percent of self-published books too.) I'd sooner blow my brains out than start a blog. Besides, I am under no illusion that I have any thoughts of such originality or profundity that THEY MUST BE SHARED WITH THE WORLD. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 10, 2011, 12:43 am

Type O Negative - Music Groups
(Later, after Soggy has taken Chubby Rain's advice) Hmmm..... Okay, Carnivore's two albums are interesting (especially the second), and one can spot the commonality between the two bands, mainly in that little skip-stutter at the end of almost every song, as well as the often tongue-in-cheek lyrics. (Or maybe tongue-in-butt-cheek.) But Kenny Hickey is a vastly better guitarist than the guy who played guitar for Carnivore, and Steele's amazing voice was used to much better effect on Type O's work. (I'd give almost anything to have a voice like that.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 11:10 pm

Osama bin Laden - Celebrities
I'd have taken considerable pleasure in killing the piece of shit myself. And I'd have taken my time doing it too. If that makes me an insensitive brute, then I'm a very happy insensitive brute. (But hey, my dog would put up a good argument to the contrary if he could talk.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 10:53 pm

Bristol Palin - Celebrities
Bottom line for me: Bristol Palin has done nothing to earn my hatred. If she has made some questionable choices - and I'm talking about her various high-profile activities, not her teenage mommyhood - they are choices a good many other young women (or young men) in her position would have made. True, I don't like her mother, and I'm pretty underwhelmed by her father too. But beating up on a kid like Bristol - or any other teenager who isn't engaged in criminal activity - is a no-class thing for a grownup to do, and critics of her mother really need to consider whether they want to travel down the same low road as those rightwing pukes who mocked Chelsea Clinton back in the '90s. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 10:41 pm

George W. Bush - Celebrities
I am FAR from being a rightwinger, but I believe history will be kinder to Mr Bush than some of our friends here might wish to believe. I do think his choice of advisors was a mixed bag - Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Rove shouldn't have been allowed anywhere near the White House - and it's hard not to believe that he hungered for an excuse - ANY excuse, no matter how dubious - to take down Saddam Hussein from the moment he declared his candidacy. (And for the most personal, albeit sympathetic, of reasons.) But he was, and remains, basically a decent and honorable man, and while I opposed the Iraq enterprise (at least after about 2004), I never could find it in myself to dislike the guy. Much of the left's treatment of him has been not only excessively unfair but disgustingly sadistic. Again, I am no fan of the GOP, and I despise neocons and the so-called Religious Right in equal measure. But I have a hunch that historians thirty or forty years down the road - or at least the intellectually honest historians - will be in a position to evaluate Bush and his legacy alot more accurately than people do today, and while he'll never end up on Mt Rushmore, it would not surprise me to see him ranked someday in the upper half of our presidents. And that would be fine with me. I hope his retirement is peaceful and happy. (Rummy and Rove, not so much.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 10:09 pm

Dirty Harry - Movie Series
I agree with the last post (though Jonkaplanseaver uses the word "protagonist" where he should have used the word "antagonist"). It's no coincidence that the best movie in the series also had by far the best villain. In Magnum Force the bad guys were a set of traffic cops; in The Enforcer they were an SLA-style terrorist group. BO-ring. And Sudden Impact featured Clint's (minimally talented) psycho girlfriend playing a psycho rape victim turned murderous avenger. I can't even remember who the bad guy was in The Dead Pool. But Andy Robinson rocked as Scorpio - easily one of the best movie villains of all time. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 9:16 pm

Wild Wild West, The - TV Shows
The Boning Reason labeled "Same Character, Different Actor" is wrong; Ross Martin was the only actor to play Artemus in the series, and in the TV movies too. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 8:39 pm

Hogan's Heroes - TV Shows
Re: Ivan Dixon, it's true that Kinch didn't have too many good lines. But he was portrayed as the most responsible and intelligent of the POWs (aside from Hogan himself), and that must surely have counted for something. Besides, character development wasn't really a focus of the show; none of the characters was really fleshed out all that much during the show's six years. The weirdest thing about this show is that all the major German characters were played by Jewish actors. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 9, 2011, 2:33 pm

Encyclopedia Dramatica - Websites
Dol, I always feel silly, regardless of the occasion. But I will grudgingly concede your point. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 10:18 pm

St. Patrick's Day - Random Topics
JustLooking, there are forty million Americans of Irish ancestry. That might have something to do with it. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 9:27 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
When did the Stones bone? Put it this way: A tree planted on that day would be 200 feet tall today. But I do agree with CharlesKim that Keith is boneproof. (His autobiography, which was published last October, is hugely entertaining.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 9:23 pm

We are the World Remake Haiti - Random Topics
I didn't like the original song, so I sure as hell don't like the remake. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 7:21 pm

Los Angeles - Random Topics
I wouldn't say I hate L.A., exactly. I'd say instead that it's a town best experienced in small doses - maybe once a decade or so. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 7:09 pm

Bonanza - TV Shows
And then there was that recurring meme of the doomed fiancee. You'd think the ladies of the Old West would have figured out after awhile that if your beau's last name is Cartwright, you had best run for your life lest you soon find yourself as dead as a red-shirted Star Trek crewman. But no; they kept lining up to get hitched to the old man or one of the boys, and they kept dying. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 7:01 pm

Baa Baa Black Sheep - TV Shows
Had the real 214th Sqdn shot down as many Japanese planes as the TV version, Tojo would have run out of Zeroes by the end of 1943 or so. I enjoyed the show, being the military nut that I am, but I never lost sight of how preposterous the stories were. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 6:45 pm

1960's - Random Topics
Pelirojo, great minds must think alike because I almost wrote that in my earlier post. (I'm a bigtime Civil War nut, and I often use that period as a reference point to remind folks who whine and complain over some modern American irritant about how much worse things could be. It usually doesn't stop their bitching, but oh well.) Not to mention that for black Americans, our country was never a very innocent place to begin with. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 6:34 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Absolutely, Pelirojo. And get this: We get visitors - including adults - who ask us about the vampires and werewolves as if they really exist. (My canine teeth are a bit longer than average, so I will occasionally flash them at out-of-towners who stop me to ask about Edward and Bella.) But since neither Stephanie Meyer nor her publisher has taken a hardline stance about copyright infringement, enterprising Forks residents are free, and indeed are even encouraged by Ms Meyer, to create and sell their own Twilight-themed products. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 8, 2011, 6:25 pm


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