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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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Seinfeld - TV Shows
A combination of Larry David leaving and Susan dying killed Seinfeld in my book. The early seasons (particularly the peak of season four) are still great though. -- Submitted By: (tyorkshirelass) on January 27, 2010, 12:53 pm

CSI Miami - TV Shows
Caruso is all that's holding CSI Miami together. Once he does a Petersen, expect it to collapse completely. -- Submitted By: (tyorkshirelass) on January 27, 2010, 12:44 pm

Scientology - Random Topics
Saw the $cientology vultures are down using their healing "powers" in Haiti. Disgraceful! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 27, 2010, 12:11 pm

IMDB - Websites
Just stopped in at the IMDB for flash gordon 2007's horribe remake and lo- more random "Fans appeared" out of nowhere parising the show lavishly for no reason. When we started to just punk them and post negative reviews of the show, tons of post scrubbing and the page is almost clear of any negativity again. Again, I cry paid censorship in advance of a dvd sale, or actor/media compay complaining- wierd site. And bones real hard! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 27, 2010, 12:10 pm

Jefferson Starship - Music Groups
JS was boned the moment Mickey Thomas was hired to replace Marty Balin on vocals. Now, I could have said Grace Slick boned this fish with those two infamous concerts in Germany in June 1976 (she didn't show up in the first, and compared the audience to Nazis in the second), setting off a chain-reaction of events: Balin left shortly after JS recorded "Light the Sky on Fire" without Grace, and drummer John Barbata was injured in a car accident. Mickey Thomas seemed to be a good fit to replace Balin, as his vocals sparkled on songs such as "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" for the Elvin Bishop Group. I had originally thought "Jane" was a Foreigner song whenever I listened to it on classic rock radio. Imagine my surprise when I found out it was JS. Despite Kantner's and Slick's valiant attempts to return to the classic JS message and sound, it was too late. -- Submitted By: (joeygatorman) on January 27, 2010, 11:52 am

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Random Topics
What are ya'll talkin' about? James Burton was inducted to the RR Hall of Fame back in 2001. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on January 27, 2010, 11:32 am

Ice Road Truckers - TV Shows
A good show, but it belongs on something like The Discovery Channel, not History Channel -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 27, 2010, 4:17 am

King Kong - Movie Series
Peter Jackson's King Kong was awesome. A bit long, and not as good after they left the island. The T-Rex vs. Kong fight and the scary natives were well done. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 1:43 am

Aerosmith - Music Groups
The Armageddon movie and that horrible song ruined Aerosmith. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 1:37 am

Michael Vick - Celebrities
B.T.F. back when he used the alias 'Ron Mexico' (Spreading VD and lying about his identity)....He was trash long before he started the doggie concentration camp. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 1:33 am

David Letterman - Celebrities
B.T.F. when he hosted the Oscars......Uma-Oprah...Uma-Oprah. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 1:23 am

Waltons, The - TV Shows
Great show. I thought Ralph Waite was one of the most realistic TV dads ever put on TV.....But the show B.T.F. about the time the other actor took over Richard Thomas as John-Boy, and when the Micheal Learned (the mother) left the show. Its too bad when a show overstays its welcome. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 1:06 am

Galaxy High School - TV Shows
funny cartoon. I really liked the theme song. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:48 am

Tour of Duty - TV Shows
Could have bin a great show on HBO or Showtime, but a Vietnam war drama was too hard edged for CBS. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:41 am

Colony, The - TV Shows
I hope the participants of this show got some counseling at the end of the show. It really seemed like they completely forgot that they were on a TV show. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:36 am

Monday Night Football - TV Shows
The Hank Williams Jr. music intro got old about 20 years ago. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:27 am

Friday Night Lights - TV Shows
Awesome show!!! Very realistic, well acted, engrossing, well written, great drama. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:17 am

Ice Road Truckers - TV Shows
Not a horrible show if there is nothing else to watch. But my complaint is nothing really happens. They build it up like a truck is gonna go through the ice after the next commercial break, but it never happens. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on January 27, 2010, 12:10 am

Halloween (Holiday) - Random Topics
Halloween was one of my favorite holidays, and it still is, at least in the spirit it once possessed. Now, there's supposedly a razorblade in every apple and poison in every piece of candy. Of course, these are all stories made up by the mass media to scare people out of going trick-or-treating door to door, and instead crowd into malls, where they can "trick-or-treat" and feed their need for consumerism at the same time. But I don't care, I'll still go door to door no matter what the TV tries to tell me is supposedly lurking on the other side of every door. -- Submitted By: (asmariamoon) on January 26, 2010, 11:31 pm

Final Fantasy - Random Topics
I love FFVII and FFVIII, and FFIX was pretty damn good. FFX was sorta meh... I like playing Blitzball more than actually playing the game. FFX-2 just sucks. The whole plot of the game is just pointless, I realized that not even halfway through and just stopped playing it. They did better with XII (haven't played XI yet cause MMOs don't interest me enough to pay a monthly fee for them... I get into them for about a week or two, sometimes playing them for 8-12 hours a day, then I lose interest). I'm glad XIII is coming to the XBox 360, cause that's the only new console I own, so I'll give it a try. -- Submitted By: (asmariamoon) on January 26, 2010, 11:14 pm

Hope & Faith - TV Shows
The show jumped day one -- Submitted By: (Freword) on January 26, 2010, 2:30 pm

CSI - TV Shows
Three (possibly four) things wrong with CSI as it stands now: 1. Grissom leaving. The guy has been holding it together for ages, and the show needs him. Catherine's not strong enough as a lead character. If they'd given Laurence Fishburne Grissom's old job it could have just worked, but now, it's lost it. 2. As a result of this, Horatio and Mac just look better as team leaders (although Horatio is rapidly going the way of Grissom. It's only Mac who has a team I believe in as a unit and whom I like pretty much all of as individuals). 3. Grissom and Sara getting married. Multiple levels of wrong. He's been portrayed as the father figure, she has dad issues, just... no! 4. The fact that Grissom and Sara keep coming back. Either leave or stay, but don't drag your eventual exit out, exec producer or not. It isn't fair. How are we supposed to bond with new characters if you won't let us cut our ties to the old ones? -- Submitted By: (tyorkshirelass) on January 26, 2010, 2:21 pm

Norm Show, The - TV Shows
Norm MacDonald is HIGHLY under-rated as a funny man. Loved him on SNL and I used to watch The Norm Show when I could find it. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 26, 2010, 12:25 pm

Star Trek TNG - TV Shows
Awesome show, but how can it be on here without mention of its own contributions to television by creating the polar opposite effect of Jumping the Shark/Boning The Fish... Growing The Beard... :) -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on January 26, 2010, 8:48 am

Caillou - TV Shows
Wonderful Show...every child should learn from a show about an annoying, whiny and spoiled brat that has zero manners and throws temper tantrums with zero consequence when he doesn't get what he wants. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on January 26, 2010, 8:44 am

Dwayne Johnson - Celebrities
In the WWF/E, he was absolutley epic, and legendary. Movies on the other hand... I know he wants to be known as an actor from here on out, but that does not mean accepting a bunch of crappy movie roles -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 26, 2010, 4:21 am

Mummy - Movie Series
The first was good, the 2nd was a bit out there, but watchable. When they decided to spring "The Scorpion King" out, that was a massive bone. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) wanted out of the WWE so he could do crap like THIS?!? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 26, 2010, 3:03 am

World Wrestling Entertainment - Random Topics
Im sure one could of said that around 1994 or 1995, when the WWF was absolute crap, and the WCW didn't seem to take full advantage of it. A few years later, wrestling was on a peak comparable to the WWF's golden age in the 80's-early 90's. Who knows, maybe in a few years, TNA can get enough resources (they seem to be the clear #2), get a good TV deal, learn to do what the WCW did, and not do it, and then maybe then, wrestling can start peaking again. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 10:24 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
The show has been boned. Ray Combs was a more than adequate replacement for Richard Dawson, but Louie Anderson seemed absolutely disinterested in hosting the show other than to pick up a paycheck, Richard Karn to me does not seem like a game show host, or cut out to be one. John O'Hurley, however was ok, but he will be leaving as well now. At least GSN shows Dawson and Combs Feuds from time to time. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 10:20 pm

Jerry Springer Show, The - TV Shows
When it first became huge, yeah, it was something to watch when nothing else was on, but when all the things about the fights being fake, and just the same stuff being on week after week, it got old quick. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 10:11 pm

Hotmail - Websites
Hotmail didn't suck from the start. Way back in the day it was the only webmail available to the public. So it couldn't have sucked, it was the best there was. But yeah once better alternatives emerged it did suck by comparison. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 25, 2010, 8:17 pm

World Wrestling Entertainment - Random Topics
Given how underwhelming January 4 was for both WWE and TNA, I envision WWE going out of business in 10-12 years (with the North American wrestling scene dying out as a result). -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on January 25, 2010, 6:38 pm

Family Feud - TV Shows
Steve Harvey is gonna host the show beginning next season. Time to get out the boning knife -- Submitted By: (tvfan) on January 25, 2010, 6:12 pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Live action/CGI film) - Movie Series
I fear that the "Gangsta Rap" reason is slowly coming true. They've already covered "What's Hannenin'" by that talentless hack Soulja Boy. -- Submitted By: (ScottyB) on January 25, 2010, 6:06 pm

Krystal Restaurant - Random Topics
The squares of meat are almost deli-sliced thin and so tiny that I think it's possible that this was the inspiration for the "Where's the Beef!" way back when-and it takes quite a few to even remotely get close to a 'real' burger size! Oh, and the buns are always soggy,too. This is one fast food spot that always smells MUCH better than the food tastes, IMO. -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 25, 2010, 5:48 pm

Cocoon - Movie Series
I always thought it was unfair that the aliens took the old fogies who nearly wrecked their plans (and unintentionally turned one of their comrades into a dying raisin by using his pod as a pool prop) while leaving Steve Guttenberg who had HELPED them behind to deal with being the prime suspect in the 30 odd fogies' 'disappearances'. That said, not a bad pair of movies (to say nothing of Tahnee Welch [Raquel's daughter]why she did nothing after this I don't get)! Also, great last hurrahs for many screen stars of decades past- including Don Ameche! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 25, 2010, 5:31 pm

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - TV Shows
Anyone else get annoyed when they'd abruptly from the special effects screen of zooming through the universe- to extreme close-ups of Carl Sagan's gawking mug? UGH! Not a bad series re space, science and history but his pretentiousness got wearisome very quickly (and those closeups were a symptoms)! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 25, 2010, 5:16 pm

REO Speedwagon - Music Groups
I wish the Speedwagon would race 'Can't Fight This Feeling' off my radio and throw away the oar while they're at it! -- Submitted By: (Pelirojo) on January 25, 2010, 5:01 pm

Garfield (comic strip) - Random Topics
is it just me or were the earliest strips the funniest? -- Submitted By: (NanaOsakifan200) on January 25, 2010, 4:52 pm

Nanny and the Professor - TV Shows
A very sweet and charming show. I had a crush on Juliet Mills, as a kid. -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on January 25, 2010, 4:32 pm

FreeCreditReport.com - Websites
Basically just a scam. You can get a truly free credit report from annualcreditreport.com which is operated by the government and the three credit agencies. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 25, 2010, 2:19 pm

Jerry Springer Show, The - TV Shows
I have watched maybe 10 episodes of this and even in that time I saw some of the "guests" were the same person with different names and haircuts. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 25, 2010, 1:49 pm

Mission: Impossible - TV Shows
I tivo'd a bunch of these episodes and at first I was like "This is pretty amazing for a 60s show" but after seeing 6 or 7 I realized it was always pretty much the same thing. It's very impressive the first time around, but quickly I realized I had seen all the tricks before and was paying more attention to how unbelievable the stories were - they go to foreign countries where everyone speaks English? They go to soviet block countries and no one is surprised to see a black guy? They base entire plans on 10 different people reacting exactly the way they want, and it always works? In the course of a few days they gracefully topple regimes and effortlessly have despots assassinated... all using a team of 5 people and modest funds? This is at the time when the US was spending billions of dollars and hundreds of lives a month to lose a war against a third world country. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 25, 2010, 1:48 pm

Today - TV Shows
What I do not like about the current "Today" show, for one thing, is the fact that its studio has windows behind the anchors, and the anchor desk is white, with the "Today" title across it. The design I most have fond memories of is when Bryant and Jane and Willard sat at a desk in the shape of "Today"'s sunburst, and that desk had flowers in front of it, and the "Today" title was stacked up in columns amid bas-relief blue squares. They updated it later in '82, but IIRC, the basic concept still existed. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on January 25, 2010, 12:50 pm

Chuck - TV Shows
It was a good enough show for them to bring it back for a 3rd season after it had already been canceled. It has great characters, great writing and a well-deserved very solid fan base. -- Submitted By: (hbrennan) on January 25, 2010, 12:37 pm

Welcome Back Kotter - TV Shows
Welcome Back Kotter's best seasons were well behind them when some Mensa member somewhere decided to drop in that Southern guy played by Stephen Shortridge. I would imagine that this was a last ditch rescue stunt for the show as I'm pretty sure that 'The Dukes of Hazzard' were pretty popular by that time. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 25, 2010, 12:23 pm

T. J. Hooker - TV Shows
I remember the episode where Leonard Nimoy guest starred as a detective whose daughter is the victim of a brutal crime. I don't recall the actual original air-date, but I'd bet this aired during 'sweeps week'. An obvious ploy to boost the numbers by pulling in the 'Trekkie' demographic who were just itching to see Kirk & Spock together again! :) -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 25, 2010, 11:53 am

Make Way for Noddy - TV Shows
My daughter watched this show when it ran on PBS several years ago. It caught MY attention because of the cute British chick that hosted in between segments (Naomi Wilkinson, I believe). -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 25, 2010, 11:25 am

Help!...It's the Hair Bear Bunch! - TV Shows
I was a little kid when this one came out. All I really recall about this one was all the bears live at the zoo, had big 'ol 'guy from Room 222' afros, wore these funky psychedelic vests and they all rode an invisible motorcycle. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 25, 2010, 11:00 am

Friday Night Videos - TV Shows
I used to sometimes watch this show after 'Fridays' on ABC. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 25, 2010, 10:56 am

Michael Moore - Celebrities
I'd like to see Michael Moore do a documentary on $cientology. Why? Because they would come after him. It's easy to rip Bush/Republicans, or even health care, an Elderly Charlton Heston etc. Go after $cientology, they are dangerouse to their members, have tons of wierd secrets, and are a blight on this country. And oh yeah, they actively attack their critics- so Michael Moore, would have my respect and patronage if he went after them. But that would require courage, and balls, which I don't think Mr. Moore has. Keep on bashing Bush, it's easy, and most of all- SAFE. Your true calling is our there Mr. Moore, you are just too afraid to tackle it. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 25, 2010, 7:35 am

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Live action/CGI film) - Movie Series
5?!? You are probably underestimating! -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 4:55 am

Youtube - Websites
Well I get certain reasons for taking down videos (If someone is posting something that you really should go out and get a dvd or cd for, and its available, I understand that), but when you have someone create an excellent video, and it gets taken down, or edited to a point where its nothing more than a hack of crap, just because of some Metallica song on there, or because a clip from Alien was a part of the video, thats just a major boning at that point. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 4:52 am

Michael Moore - Celebrities
Granted, the guy is an excellent film maker, however, the way he spins stuff, and tries to push his agenda, I just wish someone would straight up tell him to shut the hell up. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 25, 2010, 4:49 am

Nickelodeon - Random Topics
I can't pin point it, but i think it started to decline around 2004-2005. Either all the good shows were replaced with crap, or the good shows were boning the fish themselves. ren and stimpy, invader zim, rocko, angry beavers, and more were cancelled because of stupid network decisions and over protective parents. These shows had great humor, good plots, and appealed to adults as well. it is a damn shame. pete and pete, cousin skeeter, and alex mack were also lost. They found themselves replaced by mr meaty, zoey 101 and icarly. all the shows now try too hard to be funny, rely on fart and burp jokes, morals being shoved down kid's throats, are too pc, and have stupid annoying characters. And the few good shows like Spongebob boned a long time ago. Nick's schedule has also gone to shit. they show the same 6 shows all day long now. who the hell wants to watch spongebob and Fairly oddparents 8 times a day? I sure the hell don't. No variety whatsoever. the last nick show i enjoyed was probably Avatar the last airbender, it at least tried, was funny, and didn't have farts every 5 seconds. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 6:34 pm

Firefly - TV Shows
I loved Firefly from the very first episode all the way to the movie Serenity. If it ever boned, it wasn't the fault of Mr. Whedon or any of the actors. It was the fault of the network, who aired the episodes out of order, and didn't even show three of them. Thankfully, they corrected their mistakes with the DVD release. -- Submitted By: (asmariamoon) on January 24, 2010, 6:33 pm

Chuck E. Cheese's - Random Topics
It has good video games, and the food isnt bad. but the rest of it is ho-hum. The malfunction robots on stage, the loser/creep in the suit... but then again, i'm 17. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 6:15 pm

Alvin and the Chipmunks (Live action/CGI film) - Movie Series
again, more crappy remakes. they are crapping on our childhoods. anyway the first movie was shit, it was nothing but potty humor and crappy songs. they made a sequel?... Meh, I'm not surprised, they probably have 5 more crappy films in production. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 6:10 pm

Scooby Doo - TV Shows
I loved the orginal series of this show. The hilarious "adult jokes" Scooby snacks are obviously marijuana... and of course Fred and Daphnie, the show was recycled, but the jokes and gags were solid. seeing Scrappy doo didn't suck, it was funny seeing Scooby and Shaggy cowering as a little dog stood up the monster. Yeah, the series defenatly boned when it sold out, the first few spin off shows and movies were good, but the last spinoffs from the franchise i liked were "Whats new scooby doo?" and scooby doo and the cyber chase". -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 6:06 pm

View, The - TV Shows
it died when Sherri Shepherd and Elizabeth Hasslebeck were introduced. one thinks the earth is flat, and the other one is a Bush worshipper. hell, this show was declining before they joined. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 5:56 pm

King of the Hill - TV Shows
This was a very good show, you could relate to the characters, and it was a serious cartoon that we could watch to escape from the more cartoony animated programs like South Park. But it went downhill when they introduced Lucky, god he was a useless unnecessary unfunny character. It got worse when Luanne married him, and he became a regular. The final nail on the coffin was when cotton died. although the last couple episodes were ok. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 5:52 pm

Youtube - Websites
Boned when the adverts took over the site. ads pasted over the videos, and now i have to watch some stupid commercial before my video. it also started to decline when the videos where taken down or muted due to copyright. but youtube is still decent. -- Submitted By: (internet_fan) on January 24, 2010, 5:45 pm

Michael Moore - Celebrities
im a democrat and you know its bad when even I cant stand him! -- Submitted By: (NanaOsakifan200) on January 24, 2010, 3:42 pm

Captain Kangaroo - TV Shows
I grew up with this show. It was peaceful and funny. I loved the Captain and the rest of the cast. Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, et al, I miss you and hope you are having fun wherever you are. RIP Captain and Mr. Green Jeans. You had a profound and positive effect on me, in my youth. -- Submitted By: (jonsmith) on January 24, 2010, 3:02 pm

Boston Legal - TV Shows
This show will always be one of my favorites. The acting was great, throughout, and I strongly disagree that the two leads were seen to hog the episodes to the exclusion of the supporting cast. Each and every character on this show was allowed to step into the spotlight, and the acting stayed top-notch. -- Submitted By: (jonsmith) on January 24, 2010, 2:53 pm

How I Met Your Mother - TV Shows
How many of you needed to hear about NPH coming out to know he was gay? It was so obvious, from the start, and his "womanizing" was painfully embarrassing. I honestly don't understand how this show has become so popular. It seems so stupid with the same mini-plots playing week after week. The only reason I even looked at it was because of the cute little gal in the cast who had the famous flute abuse line in that movie, a while back. She was hot, at the outset, but now she is getting older and looking like she has a lot more miles on her. -- Submitted By: (jonsmith) on January 24, 2010, 2:47 pm

Audioslave - Music Groups
A perfect example of two very good things (Rage Against the Machine and the voice of Soundgarden) adding up to one awful mess. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on January 24, 2010, 6:06 am

Rescue Me - TV Shows
You will hear real Firefighters say a lot of things about this show..."it's not the image we want to present...etc." One thing they will never say though is this stuff doesn't happen because it does. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on January 24, 2010, 6:00 am

Liberalism - Random Topics
As Thomas Sowell said "It was said of liberal legend Senator Hubert Humphrey that he had more solutions than there were problems. But today's liberals seem to have no solutions to anything, just carping, spin, and character-assassination." -- Submitted By: (BrewMaster) on January 23, 2010, 10:05 pm

X-Files - TV Shows
The "Monster of the Week" episodes were good for what they were, typical hour-long formula drama fare of the time, just adding a paranormal twist. They were good, and probably would have carried the show through a few seasons, but the "conspiracy" episodes were obviously where everyone was pulling out all the stops. These were always intended to be the best episodes of the season. And I think they're the biggest single factor in why the show developed such a passionate fanbase. Remember that the idea of a series-long storyline with mature and sweeping themes, and characters actually changing and developing over the seasons, was relatively novel in the 1990s. Mainstream dramas, prior to that, had tended to focus an endless chain of standalone episodes with no particular overall story direction or character development. A diverse group of 90s and 2000s shows, from 24 to Babylon 5 to The Sopranos, added a new dimension to dramas, and The X-Files was one of the shows that was a part of this change. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 23, 2010, 5:07 pm

Youtube - Websites
Now they even show ads BEFORE you watch the video?! What I do like is that they add why a certain video is recommended to you (favored a certain vid or watched one). It's a new feature they added but it still doesn't justify the recommendation of stupid videos. -- Submitted By: (kitchenbreak) on January 23, 2010, 12:02 pm

Fear Factor - TV Shows
Would have been better if the stuck with pure fear. The eating of live cockroaches and moldy cod-sacks is not a test of fear but of a strong stomach...why not just call it puke factor. -- Submitted By: (squrrelco3) on January 23, 2010, 7:06 am

Slayer - Music Groups
I respectfully disagree- I just got the new album "World painted Blood"- and It stands up to just about any old Slayer. I think you can look at Metallica for an example of an old Thrash band going "Nu Metal" and it's easy to cite the change to radio friendly songs with them- "Enter Sandman", "Fuel" etc. Please tell me what Slayer Song was their radio friendly/ Nu Metal crossover. I dont see it. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 23, 2010, 4:58 am

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
Granted, MTV has some good shows come on every once in a while, but its mostly become garbage TV, and now when it seems they do show music videos, its a short clip of it, and its some crappy pop group. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 23, 2010, 4:56 am

Slayer - Music Groups
Lost their way after Seasons in the Abyss and went groove/nu-metal. They haven't regained their form at all and are nothing but a shell of their former selves. Unfortunate, but just about all of the big thrash bands suffered the same fate. -- Submitted By: (caspian88) on January 23, 2010, 2:00 am

Emergency! - TV Shows
I'm not saying Dawn Lyn didn't suck. I AM saying that just because she makes a guest appearance (or two, in Emergency's case) does NOT automatically frappin' guarantee a fish-boning. Emergency was too good a show for Dawn Lyn to single-handedly kill it just by doing a couple of guest spots. To say that she did is severely disrepecting the show, which doesn't deserve it. And it's also giving Dawn Lyn too much credit, which she also doesn't deserve. All I'm asking is take off the "I Hate Dawn Lyn" goggles and evaluate the show on its own merits, not on Ms. Lyn's failings, and THEN decide whether it sucked. It's not fair to diss a show just because Dan Lyn showed her face on it a time or two. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on January 22, 2010, 11:05 pm

MTV: Music Television - Random Topics
The other day, I was reading old issues of "Consumer Reports" in my college library: one issue was from September 1987 and the other was from September 1991. (Sorry, I don't have the links because these were print copies from waaaay back...) Anyway, the 1987 issue (page 551) had a list of 15 basic cable channels, and at the bottom of the list, MTV, listed as "35% Excellent/Very Good!" (CNN was #1 at its time.) Four years later (pp. 578-579), more channels were added over time, and still, MTV was the second only to BET as a horrible network (listed as "40% Excellent/Very Good!"); the Discovery Channel (back when it was worth watching, of course!) was the highest ranked basic channel for its time. Since MTV was ACTUALLY a music channel (for the most part) in the late 80s/early 90s, was "Consumer Reports" very critical, or did they actually predict the downfall of that channel along with all of cable TV? Whatever the case, what a coincidence! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on January 22, 2010, 3:48 pm

Nicolas Cage - Celebrities
I don't see how anybody could see him as talented. You could put anyone else in any of his roles, and it would more than likely improve the movie vastly -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 22, 2010, 3:48 pm

John Boy and Billy - Random Topics
I may have caught them on some classic rock station in some small Texas town. It was OKAY, but I like Bo and Jim better! (Google up "Lone Star 92.5" to find out.) Too bad John Boy and Billy don't do prank calls and crazy news stories like JB&B do! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on January 22, 2010, 3:25 pm

General Electric (GE) - Random Topics
I like GE because they do pretty much everything! I like their light bulbs and microwave ovens the best! The dishwashers are pretty good, mostly for their iconic motor noise (pretty much hasn't changed since the 70s/80s!), but I didn't like their detergent container SNAP until the mid-to-late 90s models. But I totally despise their garbage disposals; they sound a lot like a Blendtec blender or something. And it doesn't stop there! Hospitals, factories, the railroad, etc. I have seen GE products there as well, and they haven't skipped a beat! GE is truly a grand old American company! Never boned, never will! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on January 22, 2010, 3:23 pm

E-Mail - Random Topics
E-mail is great because that's pretty much my primary form of communication, whether it's talking to a friend, finding a job, or asking for help from one of my professors! I agree with the spam becoming "over-the-limit," though. -- Submitted By: (SVN) on January 22, 2010, 3:18 pm

Godzilla - Movie Series
Id like to see the TOHO style of film with rock solid modern FX. I wonder if we could ever get something that cool- AVATAR level special effects with old School Godzilla! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 22, 2010, 1:31 pm

Murder, She Wrote - TV Shows
This may be the reason why they changed the German title of the show from "Whenever she wrote Crime Fiction" to "Murder is her hobby!"...well, I liked the show nevertheless. After all, the "someone stumbles over a murder/crime all the time" is a quite usual theme/problem for a crime show. It's not like "Heart to Heart", the Pater Brown books or even the Miss Marple Books are more believable in this regard. And I adore Angela Lansbury as an actor. Nevertheless the show boned when they did episodes where "Angela tells a story". Who wants to know what happend to a random person who stumbled over a random murder? -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on January 22, 2010, 12:27 pm

Global warming - Random Topics
The idea is not that they get the power plants and use the energie for themselfes but that they produce more energie than they need so that the richer countries which lack in sun and/or wind can get some of the energie produced there, too. It's supposed to be a win/win situation. Well, I can imagine that the idea sounds better from a German perspective that from an american, since the USA has enough sun and wind (plus, you are barely able to keep your own energy supply up). In Germany the situation is a little bit crazy, since we are not hot on atom energie, but aren't able to produce enough energie through other means...(which results in buying energie from other countries which get produced by atom energie, too...this really defies the idea of not using nuclear plants). There are a lot of wind power plants in the north, but there really isn't enough sun around here to build sun power plants. Power plants in africa could supply us with clean energie AND they would guarantee more independence form other energie suppliers. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on January 22, 2010, 12:19 pm

Nicolas Cage - Celebrities
Similar to fellow Slaw provider Brendan Fraser- Nicholas Cage is someone that you just avoid if they are in a movie- both of them, and especially Nick Cage are just awful. ALso Nick is broke now from spending all that money - way to go hack. Good Luck getting more money after all of the great films you have been in. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on January 22, 2010, 6:58 am

James Cameron - Celebrities
Please Jimmy Cameron. Go back to directing movies like Titanic or Terminator, not liberal hippie douchebag movies, PLEASE!!! -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 22, 2010, 4:37 am

Cabbage Patch Kids - Random Topics
A toy that pretty much has parents beating the living piss out of one another. Anybody ask for a helping of fish on this one? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 22, 2010, 4:35 am

White Castle Restaurant - Random Topics
It really wasn't that long ago when their Slyders were cheap, and they were the only fast-food option after the bars had closed. Nowadays there are numerous 24-hour options, most of which offer a double cheeseburger for just a few cents more than one lousy stinking 1/18th lb Slyder. -- Submitted By: (Nature_Boy) on January 22, 2010, 12:33 am

Paris Hilton - Celebrities
C'mon folks, she's famous because she's a SOCIALITE! Pffffft...please pass the tartar sauce! -- Submitted By: (Nature_Boy) on January 21, 2010, 11:41 pm

Marie Osmond - Celebrities
Even though what she was most famous for happened a generation ago, she still manages to stumble into momentary flashes of relevancy from time to time. In doing so, she tends to fade away before those BTF moments can occur. -- Submitted By: (Nature_Boy) on January 21, 2010, 11:27 pm

Groupies - Random Topics
Similarly speaking, 'Never Boned' would be an improbable voting option! -- Submitted By: (Nature_Boy) on January 21, 2010, 11:11 pm

Kid Rock - Music Groups
he BTF loooong before "All Summer Long" -- Submitted By: (jra313) on January 21, 2010, 9:59 pm

Aerosmith - Music Groups
i dont see what's wrong with guitar hero... the beatles and metallica have their own game, too. are you gonna rag on them for that?? -- Submitted By: (jra313) on January 21, 2010, 9:54 pm

Michael Vick - Celebrities
he's still an amazing quarterback -- Submitted By: (jra313) on January 21, 2010, 9:39 pm

Taco Bell - Random Topics
Yeah they do seem to force their drive through people to ask "How are you today?" - I hate that question. The last thing people want when they ask it is an honest answer. At any rate, Taco Bell gets a bad wrap (pardon the pun). You can eat there if you're a vegetarian or if you're on a diet... and real food too, no salad or fruit bowls (if I wanted that I wouldn't be going to a fast food place, buddy). Try to get a reasonably low-fat, non-rabbit food alternative to a Big Mac at McDonald's... it's just not happening. The big problem with Taco Bell is consistency. When they actually use fresh ingredients and make the item the way it's supposed to be, it's pretty delicious. That unfortunately happens a lot less at Taco Bell than at burger joints. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 21, 2010, 9:21 pm

Domino's Pizza - Random Topics
Their new ad campaign touting how much their old pizza sucked might not totally backfire (it's hard to quickly kill a fast food chain once it's gotten established and has a few thousand locations) but it still seems like it's a mistake. Dominoes spent 30 years branding themselves as the fast, cheap pizza chain so of course people perceive the pizza as mediocre. To announce you actually liked Dominoes Pizza was akin to saying you had horrible taste. But just because it was lame to admit liking Dominoes doesn't mean people didn't like Dominoes, and that's where the focus groups and ad agencies seem to have screwed up. Sure people say they don't like Domino's in public, but you have to reconcile that with the fact that it was still selling a ton of pizza. Obviously a lot of people really like their pizza, even if it's uncool to tell people about it. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 21, 2010, 9:15 pm

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - TV Shows
I respected DS9 for actually having plots that were vaguely realistic, building much of the series on mature thoughts about how a diverse bunch of alien races really would deal with eachother in space - politically, economically and militarily. So much of the other ST's, when you get down to it, basically just did the same story 500 times and it was a variation on "we were floating through space and encountered something really weird, we almost died but devised a clever solution just before the credits rolled". It was often entertaining but rarely did it deal with any actual issues and when it did, it dealt with them only in a very shallow way, and next week it was on to the next bizarre phenomenon, wacky planet or holodeck malfunction. DS9 may have missed the mark occasionally but at least it tried to do something new. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 21, 2010, 8:54 pm

Major League Baseball (MLB) - Random Topics
It's not that the season is too long, 162 games is actually more reasonable than the other sports given the nature and tradition of the game. Rather, the problem is the games themselves are too long. When the basics of baseball were set in stone in the late 19th century, games lasted about an hour to 90 minutes, so 9 innings was a reasonable number to have. However, pitchers then basically just tossed the ball to the plate at maybe 80 mph and hitters who, frankly, probably couldn't play A-ball now, knocked them around into playing fields. It made for a fast game and pitchers could pitch a lot more. But throughout the 20th century teams looked for benefit on the margins by recruiting around the world to max out hitter quality, and at the same time had their pitchers throw much harder than pitchers used to, and go for strikeouts rather than just putting the ball in play. This all cause the number of pitches and pitcher changes to skyrocket, dramatically slowing down games. My drastic solution is really quite simple. When baseball chose 9 innings, it wasn't just for the heck of it, it was because 9 innings resulted in an enjoyable game that a single pitcher could usually complete, and would last 60 to 90 minutes. 9 innings is far too many with the way people play nowadays. 6 is a good number, 5 might even be better. You'd see good pitchers almost always post CGs and games over 2 hours would be uncommon. It'll never happen, but it would result in individual games that would be much more enjoyable given the modern level of performance. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 21, 2010, 8:41 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
I think the "mystical touches" should best be understood within the context of the year 1968, and the late 1960s in general. This was a time when LSD expanding your mind was actually taken seriously, and a lot of creative people were doing bizarre, acid-trip kind of stuff in art. I can't really explain the whole thing, having not even been alive then, but trying to understand the famous trip sequences of 2001 really is hopeless unless done within the cultural context of the 1960s. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on January 21, 2010, 8:29 pm

Barack Obama II - Celebrities
Now the liberals are fighting each other over who's to blame for Coakley's failure to secure the seat. They even blame Coakley herself! -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 21, 2010, 8:11 pm

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