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Who said you can't coin your own term? What is "Boning the Fish"? It's a moment. A defining moment when you know that your favorite TV Show, Celebrity, Movie Series or Music Group has reached its peak. That instant you know from now on...it's all downhill. Some call it a climax of sorts. We call it "Boning the fish". From that moment on things will simply never be the same.

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Steppenwolf (band) - Music Groups
After Goldy McJohn was thrown out of the band they tanked. The stuff they released in the 80s and 90s, with Steppenwolf nothing more than a label for John Kay, was very subpar, and the lineup Kay toured with during those years seemed low budget. When I saw them in 1991, they didn't even have a bassist. Keyboardist Michael Wilk was using his synth (y'all know how much I love an overbearing synth!) to double as a bass. Very artificial sounding, especially when bass is my main instrument since high school. Also, Wilk is no Goldy on keyboards. Nobody is. Goldy had the sound and look that helped to define Steppenwolf. His piano and organ playing was an integral part of Steppenwolf's sound. Give "Cat Killer" and the full version of "For Ladies Only" a listen if you want examples of his talent being showcased. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:59 am

Fishbone - Music Groups
Party at Ground Zero is a cool song. Some of their other stuff was interesting. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 25, 2012, 11:50 am

Police - Music Groups
I've heard that Sting is one of the biggest jerks in music. He notoriously didn't get along with either member of the Police and I've heard he's an egotistical tool bag to most people in general. He was also the one who demanded the tickets to the Police reunion be raised to a price that a lot of people couldn't afford. I also agree that besides some really early work, his solo stuff was bland and boring. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 25, 2012, 11:49 am

Snoop Dogg - Music Groups
I find it amazing that this guy gets a pass after a murder acquittal (which of course means he's totally innocent of any wrongdoing), but Joe Paterno, who was never charged with anything, is a pariah forever more based SOLELY on the opinions of Louis Freeh who never interviewed Paterno. Just saying. Regardless of whether he's innocent or not, wasn't it in questionable taste to make a video depicting the man's funeral while he was awaiting trial for killing him? Maybe Paterno should have mocked Sandusky's victims in a video. Then he'd be a "cool bro" too. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:45 am

Duran Duran - Music Groups
ARCADIA! That was the name of the other side project. They bit! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:29 am

Haircut One Hundred - Music Groups
All too common story in the 1980s. New wave band makes one album that's pretty good. They find success with it. Then their egocentric tool of a lead singer (Nick Heyward in this case) decides he's bigger than the band and goes out on his own, on the "strength" of ONE successful LP that he didn't do alone. Nick Heyward gets my vote for "biggest jerk of the 80s", not just for flushing his own music career by making this ill-advised selfish move, but for taking his former band down with him. Let's not even get into the many fans who were hoping for another album out of this group and got nothing. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:27 am

Guess Who, The - Music Groups
One of my favorite groups, but did they ever BONE! What's worse is they weren't totally forthright about it. I could deal with the numerous lineup changes up and through 1975, as long as Burton Cummings was still out front. The quality of their music, and their ability to play, was still quite good. However, once Cummings departed and albums continued to be made under The Guess Who name, which sounded NOTHING like The Guess Who, they really let their fans down. In the 1990s, I purchased a CD called "Lonely One", which I believed was a Guess Who reunion CD. No lineup was listed on the back (red flag right there). I open this thing up and notice only the original bassist (Jim Kale) and drummer (Gary Peterson) played on it. No Burton. No Randy Bachman. No Donnie MacDougall. Nobody who's name you'd recognize. Then I listened to it and it was a sorry excuse for a synth pop CD. Nothing anyone would consider to be "classic rock". Not a single redeeming track. I wrote the fly-by-night record company (Intersound) a nasty letter accusing them of false advertising. I couldn't unload that paper weight fast enough. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 25, 2012, 11:19 am

Jeffersons, The - TV Shows
Sherman Hemsley has died today. RIP. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 24, 2012, 9:02 pm

Top Chef - TV Shows
I have passionately watched the show since season 1, and the recent Top Chef Texas was their best ever. Innovative ideas are still being implemented and the show still rocks. -- Submitted By: (egbluesuede) on July 24, 2012, 8:54 pm

Fast and the Furious (film series), The - Movie Series
Tokyo Drift was too far away from the story line and was an entirely different movie. I didn't mind it, but the thread to the original story was way too thin. The series has gotten back on track since then in my opinion, but it was still a jump with the third installment. -- Submitted By: (egbluesuede) on July 24, 2012, 8:42 pm

American Restoration - TV Shows
I used to love this show, because it showed an interesting behind the scenes show that informed viewers how some amazing restoration work got done on interesting pieces of american history. Lately, once Rick married that lady on the show, it's all fluff about Rick, Tyler, and his new step son Brettley and his new wife. The last episode I saw, they didn't show a single other person in the shop or a single actual step in any restoration process. In fact, they had a customer drop off a Kidillac pedal car from the 50s, then cut to a commerical, and after the commercial, the customer came back and picked it up. What was the point of showing that? I love Rick and his shop, but unfortunately, I don't the show is worth watching any more. They've lost sight of why people like me were interested in watching. -- Submitted By: (egbluesuede) on July 24, 2012, 8:36 pm

Sex Pistols - Music Groups
Their ONE album was good, but what made them bone for me (hyped in the press) was finding out that Syd Vicious was little more than a drug-addled prop. Even on "Never Mind The Bollocks" his predecessor, Glenn Matlock, played most of the bass tracks. Not sure to what extent, if at all, Syd managed to slip into the mix. Meanwhile, he's credited on the album as a full member of the band with no mention of Matlock at all. From a fan's point of view, that's fraud! As for the reunion, why NOT get Glenn Matlock? That's more of a true reunion that having Syd up there would be (obviously Syd can't perform, but even if he could). He actually played on their album and was available, so why get a stand in? You got the original Pistols live, and you're complaining? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:54 pm

Sammy Hagar - Music Groups
He had a successful solo career. Why did he give that up to be a lame replacement for David Lee Roth in a band that had already boned? Yes, Van Halen actually boned before Sammy joined when they latched onto the lame 80s trend of letting the synth take over the band (i.e. "Jump"; "I'll Wait"). -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:46 pm

Saga - Music Groups
Whoever was supposed to promote this band and their albums did such a terrible job. How "Wind Him Up" never took off is beyong me. "Heads or Tails" was another record that had some cool songs and videos that were played in MTV's power rotation briefly then sank without a trace. I don't think they've ever matched the success of "On The Loose". That said, they apparently have soldiered on for decades, with Michael Sadler leaving in the late 2000s. Why would they keep going without the undeniable voice of the band when they've had one hit ever and that was decades ago? People say the Stones should hang it up. Saga is long past that point. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:40 pm

Rush - Music Groups
I voted 1980s, but really they boned when they stopped working with Terry Brown as co-producer. After "Signals", the last album to be co-produced by Brown, that 1980s trend of the synthesizer taking the band over kicked in, as can be heard on "Grace Under Pressure" and to an even greater extent on "Power Windows". The synth had always been a presence in their music, but on later records it tended to "shout down" the rest of the instruments. If the album doesn't say "Produced by Rush and Terry Brown" I don't bother. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:36 pm

run dmc - Music Groups
Like "Quiet Riot", this "ensemble" also had to rely on someone else's tune (Aerosmith's "Walk This Way"), complete with guest vocal by Steve Tyler, to break through to the mainstream. Day 1. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:24 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
The song "She Was Hot" off "Undercover" was a good one they did after "Start Me Up". Unfortunately, "Undercover of The Night" was a much bigger hit off that same album. Someone high up must have been on the sauce. "She Was Hot" was a MUCH better song! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:21 pm

Rihanna - Music Groups
What happened with Chris Brown wasn't BDSM gone wrong. He beat the crap out of her in a limo during an argument. There is a difference between consensual, albeit strange, sex acts and a non-consensual beatdown that leaves a woman with facial bruises. Personally, I think Rihanna sucks. I wouldn't spend five minutes listening to her cheesy songs, and I think anyone who goes around publicly discussing the weird sex acts they like is nothing less than a "look at me" exhibitionist attention whore, but I don't draw any comparisons between her sex life and her getting beat up. Chris Brown is old enough to know the difference too. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 4:15 pm

REO Speedwagon - Music Groups
I think "Roll With The Changes" is their only good song. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:58 pm

RATT - Music Groups
Pearcy's back? They could get Milton Berle to come back from the grave to appear in their new video.....AND THEY'D STILL SUCK! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:52 pm

Ram Jam - Music Groups
They had another popular song called "Pretty Poison". I didn't know it by name when I first saw it, but after downloading it I recognized the tune. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:49 pm

Quiet Riot - Music Groups
They "dared" to make a heavy metal video in the early 80s? What were Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Fastway, AC/DC and Krokus doing? Truth is Quiet Riot couldn't make it on the strength of their own songs so they had to rely on Slade's. Case and point, two of their three (four?) charting singles were Slade songs. What's worse is their success with Slade's music spawned a Slade reunion, so we all got to hear new music from that crappy for 1980s-era radio stations to play ad nauseum. In that respect, Quiet Riot boned enough for two artists. It's a shame they didn't try to rely more on their own material, as I think "Bang Your Head" is better than either of the Slade songs they did. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:41 pm

Queen - Music Groups
When synthesizers began to take over their music. "Radio Gaga" (I think "Lady" stole her name from that) is just awful. While "One Vision" (from the "Iron Eagle" soundtrack) was an improvement, and returned to their rock roots to some extent, parts of it are still inundated with synth.....the introduction and the bridge mainly. Innuendo was an OK album, but depressing. Obviously Freddie knew he was sick while recording that. So sad. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:33 pm

Quarterflash - Music Groups
Hated them! What's worse is that MTV didn't seem to be aware that any other band existed back in those days, constantly playing their TWO (eventually three) videos. One of them was a live one, which only doubles the annoyance when you can't stand the group in the first place. Something about Rindy Ross always annoyed me. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:24 pm

Prince - Music Groups
OK, so am I to believe NOBODY thinks Prince sucked from Day 1? NOBODY? I can think of several people right off the bat just from my HS circle of friends. There has never been anything about this guy's music I found appealing. Annoying effeminate voice superimposed over electronically contrived music. Yeah, I'll spend my money on that.....when doves cry or when pigs fly, whichever comes first. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:11 pm

Police - Music Groups
The funny thing is I loved The Police, but I could never stand Sting on his own. I find his solo stuff boring as hell, so his leaving was the boning point because Sting on his own does not = Sting with The Police. The reunion tour was a bone too. I enjoyed seeing The Police again, but not the lame parents who had to bring their kids (how many like The Police?) to it, making it one of those "family friendly or else" deals. At one point toward the end of the concert a whiff of pot smoke came up from the level beneath us at Giants Stadium, and the security came running down between sections trying to sniff out the "perpetrator" with these gestapo-like ultra-concerned looks on their faces as if to say "MY GOD! SOMEONES SMOKING WEED AT A CONCERT!" That was when concerts started to become a thing of the past for me. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 3:06 pm

Pink Floyd - Music Groups
Another difference between The Wall and The Final Cut, is Rick Wright. Even though he was already fired from the band, he played on The Wall and the ensuing tour as a session player (and actually made more money as a session player than the remaining band members individually did). "The Final Cut" had no Rick Wright involvement at all. However, I agree with Waters' taking over the band as the boning moment. If you listen to any album from "Saucerful" through "Wish", what makes them great is not only the diversity of songwriters, but the songwriting collaborations (One of These Days; Echoes; Shine On; Time). These were gone by the time "Animals" and "The Wall" came out. Good albums, but really Gilmour has a better singing voice than Waters, who always sounds sarcastic, so if he's dominating the record, it grates after a while. Gilmour's voice was another factor missing from "The Final Cut" save for part of "Not Now John". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 2:57 pm

Patti LaBelle - Music Groups
Day 1. Could never stand "New Attitude", and I renewed my hatred for it when it was used as the opening them for Dr. Laura Slessinger. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 2:46 pm

Pat Benatar - Music Groups
When she came out with the "Get Nervous" album. Only the title track (aka "Anxiety") was any good, and that was more like a novelty song than a traditional Pat Benatar rocker. That album was bad, but it was all downhill after that with songs like "Love Is A Battlefield" and "Sex As a Weapon". Pat just didn't rock anymore and seemed to only want to do synth pop with depressing lyrical themes. Some of the videos she came out with during this perios were especially bad. Who remembers that stereotypical Mexican dude (depicted as a lecherous lowlife....of course!), complete with gold tooth, from the "Love is a Battlefield" vid? I don't cry "racism" about a lot, but that seemed racist to me. I remember a song she did after this called "True Love". It was passable, but jazzy, still not what I remember Pat doing in the late 70s and early 80s. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 2:42 pm

Micky Dolenz - Music Groups
The original closing credits for The Monkees pilot episode still have him being credited as "Mickey Braddock". I guess his old contract hadn't expired yet lol. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 11:15 am

Lady Gaga - Music Groups
I find it interesting that she lists Freddie Mercury as an inspiration. Meanwhile decades before Lady Gaga appears on the scene, Queen released a hit single called "Radio Gaga". Perhaps Freddie Mercury isn't just an inspiration, but a source of plagiarism. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 10:43 am

Kinks, The - Music Groups
Mick Avory, who was the drummer from Day 1, was fired while they recorded their last album (of note anyway) with "Do It Again" on it. Bone. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 10:30 am

Kaptain Kool & the Kongs - Music Groups
Were these guys even a real group? I always figured they were just actors used as links between Saturday morning cartoons in the 70s. Replaced by The Bay City Rollers? Why bother? The BCRs may have had more talent, but they weren't as cool. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 10:22 am

Kansas - Music Groups
They boned when Steve Walsh was replaced by John Elefante, and they started doing dreck like "Play The Game Tonight". Walsh eventually returned, but by that time the damage was done. Violinist Robbie Steinhardt, a big part of Kansas' distinctive sound, had already left as well. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 24, 2012, 10:15 am

Eric Clapton - Music Groups
The fact that he wrote "Layla" as a way to steal George Harrison's wife away from him is kind of crazy. The fact that George Harrison didn't even care and that he stayed good friends with Clapton afterwards is even crazier. He boned when he cleaned himself up and turned into a soft rock staple. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 24, 2012, 10:12 am

Look Who's Talking - Movie Series
Sequels! -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 23, 2012, 8:49 pm

U2 - Music Groups
Speaking on strictly a music stand point, I can take them or leave them. They're whole self righteous "act" I can do without. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on July 23, 2012, 8:47 pm

Organic Farming - Random Topics
they explicitly told me in culinary school that you could call pretty much anything organic, free range or all natural. -- Submitted By: (wambamsam) on July 23, 2012, 8:42 pm

Rolling Stones, The - Music Groups
It's damn near impossible finding stereo versions of some of their older songs, like 'the last time'. I have all the mono versions, i'd like to have the stereo mix as well.. why is that so hard to do, Abcko? -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on July 23, 2012, 7:57 pm

Cosby - TV Shows
i tried to watch this show a few times, i couldn't..Coz was funny in his younger days, but this show was not -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on July 23, 2012, 7:50 pm

Mariah Carey - Celebrities
So Mariah's becoming an Idol judge. Does she think this show will respark what's left of her career, like it did Jennifer Lopez? -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on July 23, 2012, 7:43 pm

Jeferson Airplane - Music Groups
"We Built This City" shouldn't even be a category for THIS endeavor. That was "The Starship", which had all of ONE founding Jefferson Airplane member left in it. No Jorma Kaukonen. No Jack Cassady. No Marty Balin. No Papa John Creech. No Paul Cantner, and on and on. Seriously, Jefferson Starship could maybe be included here up and through the last album with Paul Cantner involvement, but including The Starship? That's just not fair. It's not the rest of JA's fault Grace Slick couldn't say no to a paycheck. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 4:38 pm

J. Geils Band, The - Music Groups
You may not "think" they ever boned, but they did, even though it wasn't their fault. Like so many other bands in the 1980s, they were victims of "swelled head syndrome" and Peter Wolfe has that (present tense) bad, as to this day he has never admitted leaving the band was a shot in the foot. Have you ever heard "Concealed Weapons", from the one album they did after Wolfe left? EL BONO! If you heard that song without knowing it was J. Geils, you'd never guess it was them, not just because of Seth Justman's vocals, but also because it's completely non-reminiscent of J. Geils' style of music. In other words, they were still under contract, so they had to do "something". Why not phone it in? Not as good as "Centerfold"? "I Do" (the live version) puts "Concealed Weapons" to shame! -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 4:30 pm

Hall and Oates - Music Groups
I think in the 80s, around when they did "Maneater". After that it seemed like every single they released rocketed up the charts and was overplayed accordingly. In fact, the 1980s the decade of overplayed hit songs. That's probably why "That 80s Show" didn't work out. It was the decade itself that sucked, and nobody wants to watch a show about a decade that sucked. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 4:18 pm

Duran Duran - Music Groups
Boned in the late 80s, when new wave had long died out, yet Duran Duran was hanging on to their former MTV glory with subpar songs like "I Don't Want Your Love" and "All She Wants." "Rio" and "Seven and the Ragged Tiger" were by far and away their best albums. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 23, 2012, 3:04 pm

CSI Miami - TV Shows
People say it was when Jesse Cardoza was on when the show went downhill. I beg to differ. I believe it was when he was written out to make room for Eric Delko to return. At first, I was incredulous of a show as old as this bringing in a new guy. But to my amazement, his character was good. Unlike the others who need Horatio to hold their hand, he doesn't; in the episode, Count me out, when he and Walter went into a meth lab which Horatio discovered was booby trapped but couldn't warn them cause they shut off their cellphones. But Jesse saw it and handled it on his own. I had hoped that the show would have an episode wherein Horatio was not available so Jesse was placed in charge. And I think he would have done well. As i said the only reason they let him go was because Adam Rodriguez who played Eric wanted to come back. Shows allowing former cast mates to return usually means the end of a show. Look at Judging Amy when former show regular Dan Futterman returned and his replacement, Kevin Rahm was written out, the show only lasted one season. How about Little House when Victor French who played Mr. Edwards when the show began came back. But to be fair, I'm sure the departure of Michael Landon may have been a factor too. And how about Bonanza when former cast member, David Canary returned? But to be fair again, I'm Dan Blockers' death was a major factor. -- Submitted By: (rony) on July 23, 2012, 12:15 pm

Trapper John, M.D. - TV Shows
It's obvious that Greg Harrison's departure left the show with a big hole to fill. They brought two characters to fill that hole. The first one didn't work out and the network cancelled the chow before the second one could catch on. -- Submitted By: (rony) on July 23, 2012, 11:50 am

Grateful Dead - Music Groups
The most annoying thing about The Grateful Dead is not the music, the drug use, the lineup changes, even the deaths. It's the deadheads! I went to one Grateful Dead concert ever, and probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if these idiot groupies that would probably follow this band into a prison camp, wouldn't feel the need to sing along with every tune en masse. Worse yet, I'm positive I witnessed a minor child, shy of ten years old, under the influence of psychedelics. I like the Dead's music. The mentality they breed is another story. Last time I saw Bob Weir I was frisked going in. So much for the hippie concepts of peace and freedom. They're too worried OBL is out to get them. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:50 am

Grace Jones - Music Groups
The only song of hers I remember was a sorry cover of The Police's "Demolition Man". Scary to look at. Grating to listen to. Day 1. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:44 am

Go-Go's, The - Music Groups
Swelled head syndrome. They boned when Belinda Carlisle thought she was going to make it on her own and ditched the band. She had a few hits and then the novelty wore off. She even boasted she had no future as a "Go Go". Seems that's her only future now. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:42 am

Speed - Movie Series
To be honest the middle of the sequel was ok. Great action. But the premise that Sandra Bullock's character after getting involved with Keanu Reeves' from the first movie broke up with because she didn't like the way he always placed himself in danger. And then she another guy the one played by Jason Patric who unbeknownest to her is also a cop and a swat cop like Keanu's character. And why it would have been good for Keanu to have been there; was his character seeking help from Glenn Plummer's character. In the first one, he was the one whose car Keanu took to chase the bus and in the second one he would have taken his boat. To be frank, when Keanu didn't agree to do the movie, the producers should written off Glenn's character. His boat being taken would have been better is Keanu took it. -- Submitted By: (rony) on July 23, 2012, 11:41 am

General Public - Music Groups
One [overplayed] song wonder from the mid-1980s trying to capitalize on The English Beat's (themselves no great shakes) recent break-up. Nothing to see here. Who can listen to "Tenderness" today without getting ill? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:38 am

Foreigner - Music Groups
They boned in the mid-1980s when they came out with "I Want To Know What Love Is" and "That Was Yesterday". The latter must be the answer to the question "when were you guys any good?" Anybody familiar with Foreigner's tunes from the 70s and early-80s (Urgent) knows their ballads were few and far between. They were mainly guitar-oriented hard rock. I guess "Waiting For a Girl Like You" started it, but by the time they did their mid-1980s crappola, there was no guitar track anywhere to be heard. So many cool bands did stuff in the 1980s with much anticipation preceeding it, only to bitterly disappoint their fans. Foreigner was one example with their follow up to "4". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:34 am

Without A Trace - TV Shows
For me things changed when the characters of Jack Malone and Sam Spade played by Anthony La Paglia and Poppy Montgomery hooked up. It was like an oxymoron for me sort of. A couple of seasons before, Jack was involved with Anne Cassidy played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and when she told him that she's pregnant he told her he didn't want to have another child. But now Jack wants to raise Sam's baby. He looks like a hypocrite to me. And I kinda prefer Sam when she was with Martin played by Eric Close. -- Submitted By: (rony) on July 23, 2012, 11:32 am

Fleetwood Mac - Music Groups
I don't know how "Tusk" was as an album. I do know that the title song, and "Sarah" are very good from it. By the time they did their next album, three years later, they had boned. Overplayed schlock like "Gypsy", "Hold Me" and "Love In Store" just didn't cut it. Stevie Nicks voice had lost all its sweetness and she sounded shrill and whiny. Lindsey Buckingham also sounded nothing like the guy who sang "Go Your Own Way" anymore. Instead, he sounded like he had literally "Gone Insane". The way I see it, they were great in the 70s, but became part of the "hit making machine" dilution of the 80s and it showed in the quality. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:28 am

Firm, The - Music Groups
Another example of 80s overkill and name recognition carrying a band and its songs. Their big hit was "Radioactive", which was catchy the first 5 or 6 times you heard it. By about the 100th play though I was ready to hurt people at the radio station. Wouldn't be caught dead listening to that dreck now. "Satisfaction Guaranteed" was a slight improvement if for no other reason that it wasn't played ad nauseum on rock stations, plus it was infinitely less annoying with dumb sound effects and phoned in playing like Radioactive had. If they did another album, it sank like a lead weight in quicksand as I sure don't remember thing 1 about it. Some supergroups should have never been formed. This one was worse than Asia, who at least have a few songs that are listenable even today. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:22 am

Welcome Back Kotter - TV Shows
It took some time for me to see the final season of the show. Before I did, I assumed that the show went down after John Travolta left the show to pursue a movie career. But when I did, I noticed that the show's star Gabe Kaplan didn't appear in all of the show's episodes during that final season. We can't be sure either way but I think both factors led to the show's demise. -- Submitted By: (rony) on July 23, 2012, 11:19 am

Eric Clapton - Music Groups
Am I the only one who finds releasing "Tears In Heaven" as a single to be monstrously inappropriate? Write a song to pay tribute to your fallen pre-school age son, sure, but the whole "hit single" thing just wreaks of trying to profit from it. I realize that's the record company's decision. I don't think I write them the song if they want to exploit my kid's death by making it "American Bandstand" material though. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:16 am

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Music Groups
Boned when they did an album replacing Carl Palmer with Cozy Powell....as Emerson, Lake and Powell. As I recall they did a cheesy song called "Touch & Go" with corny, cliched lyrics, and where even Keith Emerson, who could always be counted on for a cool keyboard solo, seemed to be phoning it in. Eventually boned back when they reunited the original lineup. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:13 am

Amy Winehouse - Music Groups
The hell I do it without complaining. I live in New York state. In fact, for what I pay in taxes, they shouldn't give a flip what I do behind my own closed door. They're getting their share. Of course, if some had their way, I'd be unemployable. Then the government would get nothing and I'd have my hand out getting welfare, being a real sponge off society simply because my job didn't agree with an after hours choice I made. Would that be better? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 11:00 am

Duran Duran - Music Groups
After two albums of top notch material, Duran Duran started showing signs of boning on their 3rd album. It wasn't until the "Wild Boys" single from the otherwise live "Arena" LP that they truly told the world "we no longer give a shit", and that's exactly the kind of song it is. Ridiculously simplistic pop garbage that if it didn't have the Duran Duran label on it woudn't have sold two copies. John Taylor plays his two note bass line as if he'd rather be anyplace else, and Simon LeBon sounds like he could use a two year vacation from singing. Things only got worse from there. Two founding members leave the band. The side projects (Power Station; and that other forgettable one that did "Election Day"). "All She Wants Is". Man they tanked fast. I know they had some "boned back" moments later on, but any remaining goodwill from me had been largely spent by then. I'd outgrown them. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:48 am

Doors, The - Music Groups
They boned when they decided to continue on without Jim Morrison, following his departure after L.A. Woman. I believe at least one of the two albums they did without him was while he was still living. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:40 am

Doobie Brothers, The - Music Groups
I used to watch "What's Happening", and thought it was awesome when they had The Doobie Brothers on. Weren't they an integrated band anyway? -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:39 am

Diana Ross - Music Groups
Listening to Love Hangover makes me feel like I've been kidnapped by Satan. Seriously, I can't think of any other way to describe hearing it. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:35 am

David Bowie - Music Groups
Definitely "Jazzin' for Blue Jean". Lame "feature video" for a lame song that ripped off the concept of "Michael Jackson's Thriller" video. Really awful and pointless stuff, and that song was definitely the worst of his hit singles that seems to have only charted because it was still somewhat fresh off the success of "Let's Dance". -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:31 am

Dan Fogelberg - Music Groups
I think when he started doing stuff like "Missing You" and "The Language of Love", trying to rock when he was more of a balladeer. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 23, 2012, 10:27 am

New Zoo Revue - TV Shows
This show was annoying and awful. However, the outtakes had me in tears I was laughing so hard. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 22, 2012, 10:45 pm

Compulsory Voting - Random Topics
@johnnydough: Yes, there is a way; and yes, it's taken care of. You're welcome. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 22, 2012, 7:06 pm

Compulsory Voting - Random Topics
Whoops! This should be in Random Topics. Is there are way to transfer this into that category? Please? -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on July 22, 2012, 6:27 pm

Tosh.0 - TV Shows
I'm a 50-year-old mom, but lurking inside my brain is a 15-year-old boy who loves this and Jackass. Go figure. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 6:26 pm

Too Close for Comfort (TV series) - TV Shows
They're showing these shows in reruns on Antenna TV. I didn't like the show in the 80's and it wears even worse now. Ted Knight was unfortunately a one-note actor who really lucked out on Mary Tyler Moore. Jm. J. Bullock was a total buzzkill from the start. And what show, after losing the 2 sexy girls on the show, reformats it and replaces them with Pat Carroll? Strange show, even in its time. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 6:20 pm

Cat Stevens - Music Groups
"Finding religion" or becoming "born again" always seems to make people crazier than before. However, for some reason, it's not looked upon as a mental disorder because it's religion. I have beliefs, but I don't just blindly agree with all the rules my beliefs uphold and I do question a lot of the things my religion follows. However, converts and born agains don't seem to have this capability. Cat has mellowed out recently, but he still beliefs in a radical version of Islam and until he renounces it completely, I still think he has boned. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 22, 2012, 4:58 pm

Night Gallery - TV Shows
Totally think it boned when all we saw were rehashed reruns of "Sixth Sense," which - as I recall - was a show of its own. I never understood why we had to watch Gary Collins look all constipated every time he ESP'd. I didn't like those episodes at all. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 4:10 pm

New Zoo Revue - TV Shows
I remember watching this, probably earlier on since I was 10 in 1972. I liked Henrietta Hippo, but I thought the whole thing was a bit bizarre. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 4:08 pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000 - TV Shows
It boned after Joel left, for sure. I've had many impure thoughts about Joel..... I loved all the movies, but I have to say my all time favorite was "Eeegah!"...the movie was super schlocky, and all the commentary was totally razor sharp. I miss this show. Just like I miss "The Far Side." There's this whole chunk of brain that's just not getting any stimulation anymore!! -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 4:00 pm

Monkees, The - TV Shows
Here in central Florida, we get Monkees reruns on a channel called "Antenna TV," which -- as you'd guess -- is basically only on TVs that still use a digital converter box. It's channel 27.2 here. We get really moldy oldies on that station - Too Close for Comfort, Three's Company, Gidget, Flying Nun, WKRP, McHale's Navy, all those old shows. Some of the cable companies (at least Comcast, I think) carries that channel as well. The network is called Antenna TV. The Monkees reruns run Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 4pm EST, as I recall. -- Submitted By: (vickilaw) on July 22, 2012, 3:42 pm

Ke$ha - Music Groups
ha, Kelis and milkshake looks like a masterpiece compared to the crap Ke$ha releases! -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 21, 2012, 7:25 pm

Batman - Movie Series
It's hard to say what the future holds. The media was trying to tie this into Batman by reporting rumors that this guy dyed his hair and called himself The Joker, but law enforcement officials say that info was completely false. You're absolutely right that this sicko's actions shouldn't color people's perceptions on Batman, but unfortunately that seems to have happened. WB is pulling advertisement for TDKR for the time being and Nolan has released a statement. The word prior to the massacre was that WB was planning an immediate Batman reboot like Sony did with Spiderman, but I wonder if that's going to change now. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 21, 2012, 3:12 pm

Batman - Movie Series
Yes, the tragedy is sick, but I don't think the whole franchise of movies is tainted because of one crazy individual. I did see the third movie and didn't like it as much as the first two, so I think it was a good time to close this Batman series and I hope they let the series rest for a while before rebooting it up again. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 21, 2012, 12:44 pm

Batman - Movie Series
The senseless Dark Knight Rises massacre today has really cast a pall over the film and the franchise in general. WB would be wise to let this movie franchise rest for a long time. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 21, 2012, 1:23 am

Burn Notice - TV Shows
Wow ep 605 had a horrible sellout bit to Skype! Sad. -- Submitted By: (trigga415) on July 21, 2012, 12:23 am

Rolling Stone magazine - Random Topics
They boned when they started putting undeserving people on the cover, some more than once, and that includes any celebrity named Justin. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 20, 2012, 10:46 pm

Fred Willard - Celebrities
A great comedian but he will forever be remembered for the lewd act he did in a theatre. I'd say that is his boning, in more ways than one. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 20, 2012, 10:37 pm

Ke$ha - Music Groups
I often get her mixed up with Kelis, the chick who did that stupid Milkshake song. Tik Tok is even stupider. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 20, 2012, 10:11 pm

Chicago - Music Groups
ParkerTillman, I know he was with the band from the beginning, I just mean when the songs were tailored more towards his soft rock ballad style instead of the jazz rock fusion of earlier albums. When Kath died, he kind of became the de facto leader, so in a way there was a Peter Cetera era from about 1977 to 1985 when he was the creative leader of the group. Kind of like how Phil Collins was with Genesis when Peter Gabriel was the leader and then he took a more creative control role after Gabriel left, which is why people call it the "Phil Collins" era even though he was a member of the band before Gabriel left. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 20, 2012, 6:46 pm

Culture Club - Music Groups
I love most 80s music (particuarly the new wave stuff of the early-mid 80s), but this band just bugged the crap out of me. They had some catchy songs, but they annoyed me with their uber flamboyance. Do you really want to hurt me? Why, in fact Boy George, yes I do. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 20, 2012, 6:42 pm

Culture Club - Music Groups
War is stupid....and people are stupid....and culture club was stupid.....sucked from the start. Never got them. A lot of my friends who hated them in the 80s have warmed up to them. I'm not on board. Maybe "Miss Me Blind" is passable, but anything else I'm not going to sit and listen to. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 20, 2012, 5:09 pm

Clash, The - Music Groups
I was a huge Clash fanatic in the early 80s and got into them just around the time they boned, so let me refresh everyone's memory here. After "Combat Rock" was released, which was an improvement over the pretentious "Sandinista", drummer Topper Headon was dismissed from the band due to a heroin problem. That was the minor boning point. He was replaced with his predecessor Terry Chimes, who played on most songs from their eponymous first album, so there was some continuity. Then it happened. After their 1982-83 tour opening for The Who and their appearance at that year's "Us Festival", lead guitarist and sometime lead vocalist Mick Jones (Should I Stay or Should I Go; Train In Vain) was also dismissed from the band, leaving only Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon (Chimes had also quit again after the tour but before the Us Festival). They proceeded to replace these two founding members with three replacements and released a vapid album called "Cut The Crap" in 1985 with "The Clash" having become little more than a label. Then they called it quits. Never boned? Kicking out Mick Jones and doing an album without him were major league bones. They'll never reunite now as Joe Strummer died in 2002, but at least they made amends on a personal level. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 20, 2012, 5:06 pm

Chicago - Music Groups
There was no "Cetera era". He was their bassist and vocalist (at least on some songs) from day 1. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 20, 2012, 4:56 pm

Cat Stevens - Music Groups
If Scientology is an automatic bone, converting to Islam has to be up there too.....and it's not so much that he did this but apparently it's also his excuse for turning into a major league dkhead for several decades, including the Salman Rushdie fatwa. Then he whines about being on the no-fly list, which granted was a mistake. He seems to have mellowed of late, but I'm long past the point where I care. He's still one of those hyper-religious tools. -- Submitted By: (ParkerTillman) on July 20, 2012, 4:53 pm

Billy Joel - Music Groups
I think the difference between "Nylon Curtain" and "Innocent Man" is quite noticeable. The biggest change was the fact that before "Nylon Curtain" Joel wasn't considered MTV friendly. He teamed up with famed music video director Russell Mulcahy to create videos from the album. Suddenly, what began as Joel's social commentary album transformed into the album that made him hip and cool. Joel, a few years after his divorce from his first wife, then met and dated Elle Macpherson and later Christie Brinkley shortly after the album released. He transformed from merely a musician to a superstar. His popularity was at a peak in the early-mid 80s. I think An Innocent Man was a light hearted album celebrating this achievement in life. He finally made it big, so he let his guard down and created an album that might not have been as inspired or as challenging. I still like and consider it his last truly great album, but he had some good songs scattered throughout his last three albums, just not consistent like the other albums. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 20, 2012, 11:10 am

Animal Planet - Random Topics
Mermaids?! That channel REALLY has surrendered to the sirens' song of brainless shows! What happened to the awesome photo safaris of. .. actual animals? -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 20, 2012, 8:11 am

Polly Holliday - Celebrities
Friedrich, You are spot on here. She's an excellent performer who I believe went into the profession not to become a star but for the actual love of the art so I don't think she has had too many regrets leaving "Alice". Also, amongst her other roles, she helped vocally coach Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie" so that's why 'Dorothy' had a Southern accent. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on July 20, 2012, 8:03 am

Amy Winehouse - Music Groups
BTW ParkerTillman, the government forces people to pay taxes, which is far worse than not making drugs legal, but I'll bet you do that every year without complaining, right? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 20, 2012, 5:44 am

Amy Winehouse - Music Groups
I'm with Robert. It's all fun and games until somebody dies or goes bankrupt or becomes a vegetable. And you never know who that'll be. Besides, people in America already do their jobs badly enough without drugs becoming legal. That's all I need is to be flying in a plane with a pot smoking pilot or having my car fixed by a toking mechanic. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 20, 2012, 5:40 am

Katherine Heigl - Celebrities
The sad part is, she probably WAS hoping to put him on welfare. Libbies can be the cruelest people on the planet when someone does something contrary to their agenda. All that stuff about tolerance and open-mindedness and censorship and forgiveness goes right out the window. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 20, 2012, 5:37 am

Cable TV - Random Topics
Travoltron, I've got you beat. My mom deliberately kept TV out of the house until I was almost 9 because of fears it would rot my brain, and this was the late 70s/early 80s when all you had to worry about from TV was excessive cheesiness. Then when I finally got one we never had cable either. I did get DirecTV in '01 and I can't believe you're shocked at how much reality TV has taken over, it's not as if satellite and cable get different channels. TBS, TNT, Cartoon network, USA, etc. are the same no matter what kind of TV package you have. (BTW I'm hoping the statute of limitations is up for when I and a couple of other people conspired to rig up an illegal cable hookup in my college dorm, this was in the 90s when TV was still cool for the most part.) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 20, 2012, 5:34 am

Bay City Rollers, The - Music Groups
They had several more hits. There was also "Rock and Roll Love Letter," "You Made Me Believe in Magic," and "Money Honey." They had many more hits on the UK charts. Ironically, their best known song "Saturday Night," was not released as a single in the UK. Today, they are the Yesterday's Heroes they sang about. -- Submitted By: (JayD) on July 20, 2012, 12:37 am

Al Franken - Celebrities
Davis of "Franken & Davis" died today. I wonder if he was the funny one in that duo. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 19, 2012, 7:23 pm

Santana - Music Groups
I really don't like any of his 90s-2000s pop/adult contemporary collaborations. Smooth is one of the most irritating songs ever released and the one he did with Michelle Branch was pretty annoying as well. However, I definitely dig their classic rock output from the 60s and 70s. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on July 19, 2012, 5:44 pm


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