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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrities
Schwarzenegger was an actor? Really?? Dang - I somehow managed to miss that detail of his life. I knew he made several movies before changing careers, but I sure didn't know he was ever an actor. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 5:45 am

Def Leppard - Music Groups
Posers. Black Flag could eat these boys for lunch. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 5:40 am

Sex Pistols - Music Groups
Hugely important. HUGELY. A large percentage of the contents of both my iPods, and my CD collection, and what little post-1980 vinyl I own, would not exist if it weren't for these guys. And John Lydon has earned the right to be the Most Abrasively Uncompromising Man on Planet Earth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 5:34 am

Vegetarianism - Random Topics
I've heard of vegetarians who have attempted to train their dogs and cats to be vegetarians too. (It almost sounds like an urban myth, but I have no problem believing it; fanatics tend not to have a firm grasp on reality.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 5:19 am

Type O Negative - Music Groups
Will do; thanks for the tip. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 5:09 am

Type O Negative - Music Groups
Damn, Chubby, you get my New Respect Award. I liked this band alot. Their bleakest album, World Coming Down, is my favorite; "Everyone I Love Is Dead" is just flat-out sublime. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 4:20 am

Facebook - Websites
Another sci-fi reference, if I may: Facebook is the Soylent Green of social networks. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:59 am

John C. Reilly - Celebrities
Wow, you're really personalizing this. I have a feeling there is something regarding the whole "sibling death" thing that hits you a little too close to home. If so, it's better that I stop yanking your chain and leave you to your opinion. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:49 am

OJ Simpson - Celebrities
I don't agree that O.J. boned when he killed his wife in 1994. He boned when he beat her up in 1989, and possibly earlier in the marriage. The murder was more a matter of his building a cage from all the fish bones he had already accumulated. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:37 am

TheTruth.com - Websites
LOL Point taken. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:24 am

Microwave ovens - Random Topics
Unless the Unabomber has a BTF account, I think it's safe to say that everyone here is thankful for microwave ovens. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:18 am

Law - Random Topics
Dol, I agree that the system is fouled up. But I don't believe America was "taken over" by anyone, so I recognize no such correlation as you describe. The fact is that justice has been uneveny applied, and laws inconsistently enforced, since our country's earliest years. What we see today is hardly a recent phenomenon. A good number of the social movements you probably resent were a sort of backlash against an environment in which laws were often not enforced as they should have been. I should add here that it strikes me as strange that we are saying "Law" itself boned the fish. That's the sort of viewpoint one would expect from anarchists and criminals who resent the existence of laws in the first place. If we are going to debate whether the American justice system, or the American legal code, has gone past its prime, the topic on this page should be named The American Justice System or The American Legal Code instead of the vaguely-defined word "Law". -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 3:09 am

Moderators (Internet Forum) - Random Topics
I've administered a few boards/groups over the years. It's a thankless job, to put it mildly, and it taught me the limits of my own patience. No matter how even-handed you try to be, you're going to be called biased, or overly strict, or too arbitrary, or not engaged enough. (And often you're called all these things at the same time.) Herding cats has nothing on moderating a board full of feisty personalities. It requires an extra-thick skin, the patience of Job, the diplomatic touch of Talleyrand, and alot more time and emotional energy than most folks might be willing to expend. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 2:40 am

History (History Channel) - Random Topics
They need to have a hardcore history network for viewers with decent-sized IQs, featuring reasonably deep programs about actual history - preferably heavy on pre-20th-century history - and move all that fluff programming to a History Channel Lite for those who require things to be dumbed down for them. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 2:15 am

Temp Agencies - Random Topics
My first few months after moving to Seattle saw me in the temp world. It was one of the most depressing, humiliating periods in my life; I always felt utterly valueless at the end of the day. To borrow a bit of Vietnam-era Army lingo, I felt - and was generally treated - like the FNG. So in later years, when I became a manager and needed the services of a temp agency, I would treat my temps EXTREMELY well, and I made sure my staff did too. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 2:04 am

Weakest Link, The - TV Shows
I could never get past that dreadful host. Whatever merits the show had were lost on me, as I found her persona too distracting. From what I've heard, her behavior brought the show more viewers than the game's basic premise; I don't know if that's true but it wouldn't surprise me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 1:49 am

American South, The - Random Topics
As usual, Kingbk is the voice of reason amid the cacophony of "My dogma is better than your dogma, nenny nenny nyehhh!" Why are these silly spitfests so often allowed to overwhelm (and sidetrack us from) a topic whose intrinsic interest hardly needs the sorts of sociopolitical embellishments you people load it down with? How about this: The South is a picturesque place filled with interesting people, good music and great food. There is no single monolithic Southern Culture, and Southerners have as great a diversity of viewpoints as any other segment of society. Most of the sneering cliches and stereotypes snooty Easterners attach to the region are either long out of date or never reflected reality in the first damn place. I have met very few Southerns I didn't like, and I've known more than a few for whom I'd take a bullet. The climate I can do without, and there are too many snakes down there for my taste. But overall I love the South, and America would hardly have been America without it. (For the record, I'm a Northwesterner, born and bred.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 1:33 am

Lamisil - Random Topics
"Probably"? LOL I'm going for "beyond a shadow of a doubt". -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 6, 2011, 1:03 am

V.C. Andrews Novels - Random Topics
Back in my bookseller days, it was all I could do to keep from begging a customer who brought a V.C. Andrews novel to the counter to try Jane Austen instead (or at least Jean Auel). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 5, 2011, 8:25 pm

Knighthood - Random Topics
I'm an American who takes the American Creed pretty seriously, so I am tempted to vote "Boned From Day 1". Knighthood is antithetical to everything America ought to stand for. So too, of course, is the very notion of nobility or monarchy. Both are worthless anachronisms best tossed in the Garbage Can of Ignorant Societal Structures. My ancestors rejected all that crap pretty forcefully 230-some years ago, and I remain true to their vision. One of the wisest laws ever passed in my country was the prohibition of its citizens from accepting foreign titles. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 5, 2011, 8:20 pm

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