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Hi-C - Random Topics
I don't remember Hi-C being available in my part of the country before the mid-to-late '60s, by which time I'd have been more focused on its qualities as a mixer. (Cherry Hi-C and Wild Turkey, the breakfast of champions....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 8:15 pm

Jay Leno - Celebrities
"It's better to be rich than hip." - Jay Leno -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 5:13 am

Baretta - TV Shows
A quick visit to Wikipedia gave me the surprising news that Baretta was a retooling of the earlier series Toma. I liked Toma - alot - and was sorry when it was discontinued after only one season. I had no idea the much tamer - and frankly much stupider - Baretta was a more family-friendly repackaging of Toma. And with all due respect to Fletch000, whose tastes are often fairly close to mine, no, I don't have to admit that Baretta was "one of the best shows on TV from 1975 to 1978", or even one of the best cop shows. After all, that was the era of Starsky & Hutch, Rockford Files, Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-O, The Rookies, and Kojak. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 5:05 am

Deadliest Catch - TV Shows
Okay, we get it: Commercial deep-sea fishing in northern latitudes is dangerous work. As a previous poster said, a documentary would have been enough to drive home the point. Fashioning a series out of the concept is just cheap sensationalism. Why are people tuning in to this program week after week? In the hope of seeing someone get swept overboard? If there were a little variety from one episode to the next, I could maybe understand the appeal. But each episode is the same, and the fishermen are not nearly colorful and entertaining enough to make up for that. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:45 am

Apprentice, The - TV Shows
There would have been something deeply incongruous about a President Donald Trump overseeing our war against Al Qaeda after having given the world so many years of this program - this paragon of cultural pollution - that has helped radical Islamists make the case that America's cultural exports are defiling the planet. How Trump can live with himself is beyond me. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 4:35 am

Miami Vice - TV Shows
Aahhh, the memories.... A special place, a special time, a special wardrobe.... (I wish I still had some of my "Crockett-wear" from that era, though I probably couldn't fit into any of it today.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 21, 2011, 2:09 am

Billy Joel - Music Groups
I like the guy too. His songs have alot of heart. (Well, I can't speak for the stuff after about 1983.) My favorite album is The Nylon Curtain. The songs "Allentown" and "Pressure" kick ass, and "Goodnight Saigon" has a very special place in my heart. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 8:05 pm

General Mills - Random Topics
When Golden Grahams were invented, the world became a little bit brighter.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 7:26 pm

Miss America Pageant - Random Topics
Beauty pageants are the lamest competitions ever devised by the human mind. They seek to make virtues of attention-whoredom and narcissism. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:57 am

Cigarettes - Random Topics
I'm not into anti-smoking nazism by any stretch, but I would appreciate it if more smokers had the sense not to blow their toxins in my face or toss their butts on my lawn. One of these days I might just have to take a golf club to one of them (and I'm not talking about a putter). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:43 am

Van Halen - Music Groups
Van Halen ripped out the bones, the guts, the eyes and the tail of a 20-foot marlin in 1985, and we all know why. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 3:33 am

Teachers (US) - TV Shows
I only watched this to see Phil Hendrie; I'm a HUGE fan of his radio show. Too bad there were only six episodes. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:59 am

Kellogg's - Random Topics
Apple Jacks and Froot Loops, baby! -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:53 am

Saturday Morning Cartoons - Random Topics
I agree with the comments about the do-gooder groups forcing the watering-down of Saturday morning TV fare. That actually started in the late '60s. The same hand-wringing goody-goodies were responsible for the de-sugaring of breakfast cereals, which began at about the same time. (Stinking bastards.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:41 am

Flintstones, The - TV Shows
Two thoughts: One, the only complaint I ever had with The Flintstones was its use of the most annoyingly phony laugh track ever recorded. Two, is it possible Shanequia is still here under a different persona? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 2:21 am

Kirk Cameron - Celebrities
Well, Lewis and Tolkien were also geniuses; each had an intellect best described as astonishing. Both the Narnia and Lord of the Rings series draw from their respective authors' very deep understanding and command of all sorts of fields - history and linguistics and comparative mythology and literary theory - as well as an impressive understanding of what makes humans think and behave as they do. (And of course both Tolkien and Lewis were masters of elegant and soaring prose.) Neither Tim LaHaye nor his coauthor Jerry Jenkins - nor Kirk Cameron, for that matter - appears to have more than an average IQ, if that, and little awareness of anything beyond their narrow dogmatism. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:57 am

Outsourced - TV Shows
That's a classic, Robert. I'll have to remember that tactic the next time I'm in a similar situation. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:33 am

James Cameron - Celebrities
He's not a rightwinger either. Someone has clearly confused him with someone else. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 20, 2011, 1:31 am

Bill Clinton - Celebrities
I was not "defending France"; I was pointing out that relying on stereotypes and cliches as sources for your opinions - rather than actual knowledge - is the sort of thing easily-leed fools do. Nor would I ever vote "Never boned" on this Clinton page. I think he was an average president but not such a great human being. Like Nixon, he was a combination of a high IQ and a low character. He had a host of psychoses - I could give you about a dozen off the top of my head - and he was morally unfit for any of the offices he held. But he wasn't some flaming commie -let alone murderer - as you rightwingers were so insistent on portraying him as when he was president. And he proved able and willing to work with the Gingrich Congress on a number of issues. (His core ideology was not far-left, it was "me first", and that set him apart from the true believers like Ted Kennedy.) All you conservatives are required by your ideology (and its gurus) to demonize the guy and deny that he ever did anything positive in his life. Fine, I get it: I know how it works when you attach yourself to a sociopolitical doctrine that demands conformity of thought and speech. Your opposite numbers on the idiot left have the same requirements regarding George Bush (and Ronald Reagan), and they are no less slavishly loyal to the demands of their ideology to parrot the party line than you are to yours. And I have zero doubt that if someone had serially voted 8000 times on this page for "Boned from birth", you would not be sniveling about the dishonesty of serial voting. I respect those of you who are politically moderate and don't have any use for Clinton, because you arrived at your conclusions free of preconceived bias. I have very little respect for those of you who are from the political right and who don't have any use for anyone who isn't (and whose opinion of Clinton is therefore a product of your political dogmatism rather than of independent thought), because you are nothing more than tools. (And all through the Bush years I said the same thing to leftwingers who hated Bush. They called me a thinly-disguised rightwinger, and I'm sure some of you mutts would like to dismiss me as a thinly-disguised leftwinger. I don't give two shits if you do.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 8:15 pm

Lawrence Welk Show, The - TV Shows
Giving Joe Feeney a microphone. That's just wrong. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 19, 2011, 3:02 am

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