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9/11 Truth Movement - Random Topics
Oh gawd...hey DolFan--speaking of 'conspiracy theories'--yours involving Dan Rather is pretty lulzworthy itself, lol. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 30, 2010, 11:10 am

Archie Bunker's Place - TV Shows
Exactly. How many years (heck, forget years--how many *weeks*) would a 'heard but not seen' Edith have worked? That would have been a plot device that would've started to look ridiculous very quickly. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 24, 2010, 7:37 am

Lost - TV Shows
I know--that cracked me up too. How many gazillion times did the creators publicly announce "No, no matter what, the ending will NOT be that everyone died--IN THE PLANE CRASH". They used that little qualifier as a sidestep around the fact that, of course, come series finale, guess what? EVERYONE WAS DEAD, lol. But they didn't *all* die in the plane crash, they all just died at different, unspecified points in time. The 'flash-sideways' gimmick was cranked out to divert the audience from the fact that the creators wound up the series in *precisely* the manner they said they were absolutely NOT going to do, just by engaging in a bit of slippery wordplay, and a plot device that was fairly lame, to put it mildly. Of course, by series end, they were laughing all the way to the bank, and the LOST culties were filling the bandwidths all attempting to come up with half-arsed rationalizations for the ripoff that had been perpetrated on them. That's showbiz, folks! -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 19, 2010, 4:26 pm

Facebook - Websites
An even better question would be why anyone, outside of an oblivious egomaniac, would think the rest of the world would *care* about his/her personal life. Of course, the brief answer to that could be summed up in two phrases: "narcissistic 'everybody's now a celebrity' culture" and "too much reality tv". Too many Joe Sixpacks out there are honestly starting to believe that the mere fact of their existence on the globe, sucking up air, makes them someone 'special' who virtually exists on an equal footing with those who have achieved fame by actually *doing* something (of course, there are arguably quite a few famous folk who've done precious little to deserve their fifteen minutes, but that's a whole separate rant itself). Now they can make Warhol's famous dicta come true just by submitting their info to some idiotic website, and lo and behold, they're right up there in the heavens with Brangelina, et al. of course, they're also putting themselves at huge risk of having their privacy invaded by all sorts of agencies of all stripe; but heck, that's a small price to pay for internet immortality, right? -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 19, 2010, 10:03 am

Archie Bunker's Place - TV Shows
Jean Stapleton wanted to leave the show. After a decade of playing Edith, she felt she'd done as much with the character as she possibly could and wanted to go on to other things. The producers didn't have much choice other than to kill her off, since there wasn't much else that could've been done to plausibly explain Edith's absence for that long, short of their divorcing, which the audience would hardly have accepted. Carroll O'Connor, on the other hand, was ready to continue on with the show, and since it was still getting solid ratings, it was felt basically "why not"? In the beginning of the post-Edith era, I thought it still wasn't too bad, but it did JTS for me when they had Archie adopt that kid. That's when everyone concerned with the show should've realized it was time to call it quits. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 18, 2010, 8:48 am

Patricia Arquette - Celebrities
I loved her in "Desperately Seeking Susan". Far and away more talented, as well as more attractive, in that film than the horribly overrated Madonna. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 15, 2010, 5:18 pm

Dracula 2000 - Movie Series
Worst (and saddest) thing about this dreck was the fact that the awesome Roy Scheider had been reduced to appearing in it. Hollywood did not serve him well in his latter years. He deserved to wind up his career in a dignified way, not being forced to act in crap like this to pay the bills. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 15, 2010, 5:14 pm

Pamela Anderson - Celebrities
I thought she was adorable back when she was the 'Tool Time' girl. Then she went and had too much ludicrous plastic surgery that she didn't need, and became frankly freakish looking. I've never understood the compulsion some attractive women have to ruin their looks with cosmetic surgeries that detract from their appearance rather than enhance it. Anderson is one of the worst examples of this, but there have been plenty of others. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 15, 2010, 5:09 pm

Charles in Charge - TV Shows
Baio was one of those teen 'stars' that Hollywood execs were banking on to become a hot ticket item, and they were determined to keep chucking him down the audience's collective throat until they could finally come up with a property he'd catch fire in and become a major star (think of him as a proto-Keanu Reeves, only without the latter's fluke success). Never happened, and the fact that his career high point was 'Joanie Loves Chachi' tells you pretty much all you'd ever need to know about this Grade-B wanna-be matinee idol. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:27 pm

Lost - TV Shows
Overrated from the word go, but it would've been salvageable if they'd been smart enough to call it quits after three seasons. Everything after that was just padding, and the whole 'flash-sideways' premise was simply a very lame device to drag the series out far beyond what ought to have been its natural lifespan. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:18 pm

Get Smart - TV Shows
This show had some funny moments I'll admit, but I never thought it totally lived up to the hype surrounding it, even when it was in its broadcast heyday. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:15 pm

Walker, Texas Ranger - TV Shows
I've never been certain as to whether Norris is actually so pathologically narcissistic as to actually have believed this series was good, or if he's really much cooler than any of us realized and has been on to the joke of his film/tv persona for years. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:11 pm

Night Gallery - TV Shows
No "Twilight Zone" for sure, but it did come up with a few episodes that scared the *?@! out of me as a kid. And even watching it today in reruns, some of them are still pretty damn creepy. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:09 pm

Archie's Weird Mysteries - TV Shows
The only 'weird mystery' about this cartoon was the weird mystery of why it ever aired in the first place. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:06 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
Marvelous. DolFan gets a couple of Faux News sheeple in agreement with him, and now believes he's become a god. It takes so little to make a tiny mind feel great, obviously. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:15 am

American South, The - Random Topics
That's nonsense, DolFan--and by the way, why don't you simply go ahead and use the term 'Black people' for that euphemism 'people in certain areas' who've supposedly been 'brainwashed' (brainwashed into what I might add? Voting for the candidate who seemingly represents their best interests, rather than the candidate who wants to drive them even further down the socioeconomic ladder than they already are?) since they're clearly the group you're referring to--and Chubby Rain's comments were not strictly in agreement with what you've been shouting on here. You're suddenly trying to sound like the voice of sweet reason, but that doesn't change the fact that you've been making insanely broad generalizations about an entire region and an entire subset of the population, without providing *one shred* of hard evidence to back up your claims--just the usual smoke that the fans of the Faux News hatemongers like to spew in place of inconvenient things like factual data. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 8, 2010, 5:15 am

American South, The - Random Topics
"Pelirojo, you can go wherever you want. Just make sure you somehow attach your wallet directly to your skeleton first. Then MAYBE you won't get robbed. Better get a car with bulletproof glass and tires while you're at it. Memphis really was the only part of Tennessee to vote Democrat in the last election, you can look it up. As for Elainewood, she's clearly trolling me and thus will no longer get the satisfaction of any direct responses from me. Know what I'm saying now?" --Yep, DolFan, I know precisely what you're saying. What you're saying is that the real 'troll' on this thread is yourself. All anyone would have to do is read your manic ranting here to see that. And y'know, somehow I really, really doubt that you've ever even *been* to these areas you're criticizing. You've been watching too many tv/movie stereotypes, and now you're on here raving out of your fundament about an entire region of the country you likely know *nothing* at first-hand about. Extrapolating false conclusions from a shaky original source of data sounds just about right for a Glenn Beck fan--after all, he and his hate-radio pals do it all the time. And just WTF does who voted for Obama have to do with anything relevant to this topic anyway?--Not that I'm sure you won't be able to furnish some equally loony answer to that query. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 7, 2010, 5:25 am

American South, The - Random Topics
"It's perfectly fine to bash all the Americans who voted for Obama as far as I'm concerned >:-D Besides, you guys don't know what I have to put up with 24/7 from a local news standpoint. At this point I literally cannot imagine a worse place in America to live than Memphis. DC *might* be as bad. Maybe. BTW most of the south vote Republican so they're okay by me :-D The one place in Tennessee to vote Democrat? Memphis of course. Figures." --Do you even know what you're saying anymore? Or are you just ranting to hear yourself rant? -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 6, 2010, 12:16 pm

American South, The - Random Topics
Gee, DolFan--do you think you ought to let your pal Glenn Beck hear you bashing Americans like that? I'm almost beginning to think you're one of THEM, lol! -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 5, 2010, 6:26 am

Wal-Mart - Random Topics
JustLooking, go back and read your own post. I hit every one of your *points* , such as they are, dead on. You weren't arguing for businesses setting "reasonable" wages and benefits; you were arguing that business should be able to do "whatever it damn well pleases (YOUR words) in those areas, with no type of oversight or regulation whatsoever. When you begin your reply by trying to completely twist the substance of your earlier post -- clearly because you were embarrassed at having its content pointed out so explicitly -- you invalidate your own arguments. And I find it really amusing that you feel it's A-okay to speculate on my being a "union agitator", which you clearly intended as a slur (and I'm sure in your lexicon it is, though it ain't one in mine), but get all miffed because I ask you if you might have some behind-the-scenes-interest in the subject, such as your being an employer (or possible even a pro-business lobbyist of some sort). The very substance of your latest 'reply' pretty much tells the whole story with you. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on November 28, 2010, 8:09 am

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