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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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Rebecca Black - Music Groups
Just visited the wiki page and her occupation said that she a rapper also, WTF? -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 17, 2011, 6:41 pm

VHEMT.org (The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement - Websites
How nice that America is in such good shape that idle American minds can sit around and come up with such philosophies, and then fashion political movements from them for their amusement. No doubt the folks who join these silly organizations are well-fed, middle-class types who don't have to worry about starving or dying of dysentery or being caught in the crossfire of a violent Third World coup. Put them in Darfur or Libya or the Congo and let's see them share their wonderful ideas and theories with their new neighbors. I'm sure they'll pick up plenty of new members.... (sarcasm) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 4:44 pm

Democratic Party - Random Topics
Democrats and Republicans: two sides of the same filthy coin. It's all about protecting an elite and controlling the rest of us. The only difference between the two parties is the identity of the elite, and the names of those they employ to serve them. Neither party has a monopoly on dishonesty or hypocrisy or greed or ignorance or terrible ideas. Those of you who insist otherwise need to remove that ideological ball and chain from your leg, take off the denial-colored glasses, and see the real world. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 4:31 pm

Thanksgiving - Random Topics
Any occasion for families to get together seems to me to be bone-proof by definition. Never mind all the sociopolitical and religious baggage; the bottom line is that Thanksgiving has become a day in which families come together for (hopefully) a good time, and charities cook meals for homeless people. This cynical overanalysis some of you people bring to these essentially benign subjects borders on the infantile. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 4:18 pm

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
I don't understand the hatred so many feel toward this kid. His audience is little girls, for pete's sake! If you are not a little girl, what's your bloody problem with him? He's no more objectionable than Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy or (shudder) Donny Osmond or (double shudder) Leif Garrett were, back in the day. Sure, his music is lightweight; sure, the funky haircut makes him look even younger than he is; sure, some of his public pronouncements don't quite measure up as the product of a great intellect. So what? None of us is a member of his target audience, any more than your 12-year-old daughter is a member of Trent Reznor's target audience. And Bieber is hardly the worst child our 12-year-old daughters could lose their hearts to, is he? (Does he sing about the joys of drugs and pimping and shooting people? Hardly.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 4:08 pm

Larry Linville - Celebrities
Linville was brilliant, and a nice fellow too. And M*A*S*H without ol' Ferret Face would have been a pretty ordinary program - as the last five increasingly sanctimonious seasons in fact proved. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 3:47 pm

Gunsmoke - TV Shows
Gunsmoke came close to losing my viewership when Milburn Stone disappeared, to be replaced by Pat Hingle. Happily, the move was only temporary, as rumors of Stone's death proved premature and he returned to the show a few months later. As for JohnnyRocket42's unsettling Dodie fixation - as demonstrated by pretty much everything he has submitted to this site in recent months - I can only recommend that he acquaint himself with the stellar acting career of one Robbie Rist and then get back to us.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 17, 2011, 3:35 pm

Rebecca Black - Music Groups
I didn't think it was possible to be this lousy on purpose in public. This is proof that there is no God. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 17, 2011, 1:34 pm

South Park - TV Shows
To me the gross out humor is something that needs to stop. It's worn thin long ago and when somebody thinks that a mangled corpse on screen is entertaining because it will get attention. Mark my word - there is such a thing as bad publicity. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 17, 2011, 11:22 am

South Park - TV Shows
Celebreties like Britney, Lindsay, Paris and others have gotten where they are with little talent or effort and don't seem to appreciate it. Seeing them self-destruct, however, is not what we are after. The episode depicts a headless Britney (after shooting herself) stalked by the press who are oblivious to her not having a head. The bloodthirsty press stalking suicidal Britney. Paparazzis stalking celebreties is an old issue. Invasion of privacy I think is the legal term. There is an audience for sleazy tabloid journalism, but most fans(including Britney's) would most likely be satisfied with an autograph not broadcasting that Britney went to the gas station restroom with no shoes on. Matt and Trey should should stick to writing comedy and leave the sanctimony to somebody else, especially when it takes the sickeningly maudlin, morose form that this did. I also want to state that somewhere intime there needs to be some sort of standard for this brand of "gross out" entertainment that everyone is so fond of these days. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 17, 2011, 11:20 am

Classmates.com - Websites
I hated high school. Why would I want to talk to any of them now, 20 years later? True story: I changed schools after 10th grade and for my old school's ten year class reunion I heard they were going to graciously allow me to come if I shelled out $200. Not that I'd have gone anyway. Oh, and did I mention this reunion just happened to fall on 9/11? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 16, 2011, 7:04 pm

Zales Jewelers - Random Topics
I heard the IRS is looking into this six months' pay thing and it'll soon become three months' pay, if you get my drift. (Rim shot.) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 16, 2011, 6:58 pm

Ponies - Random Topics
This is a tough one. I don't have anything against ponies per se, I just hate how they've become a symbol of spoiled teen girls who routinely get them as gifts on their birthdays. And then probably totally ignore them after a week while someone else takes care of the poor things. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 16, 2011, 6:56 pm

South Park - TV Shows
It's not that I have any "bloodlust", I just want people like Sheen and Britney and Lindsey Lohan to get out of the news permanently. If the only way for that to happen is for them to die from their hedonism (and apparently it is), then so be it. I'm just sick and tired of people like this being talked about 24/7. And then afterwards they can finally contribute to society for a change when their bodies are vivisected and inspected by scientists to see how any human can consume so many drugs and stay upright and conscious for so long. I'd like to know the answer to that one myself. BTW I loved the episode mocking Paris Hilton. Who apparently doesn't abuse drugs as much the others since I don't recall her being in the news recently. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 16, 2011, 6:22 pm

Kings - TV Shows
Ian McShane is brilliant in everything he does, but this monstrosity boned at birth. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 6:08 pm

Laura Schlessinger - Celebrities
"You tell me your problem over a phone line for thirty seconds, then I make sweeping proclamations on exactly what you should do for the rest of your pathetic peasant life." Can you spell "presumptuous", boys and girls? This woman boned Moby Dick the day her irritating voice first met a microphone. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 6:01 pm

Stephen King - Celebrities
The Tommyknockers (1987) started the slide, Needful Things (1991) hastened it, and Desperation/The Regulators (1996) accelerated it to light speed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:47 pm

Richard Nixon - Celebrities
Can this be true? Am I actually the first to comment on this subject? Wow. Umm, I would say that Tricky Dick boned when he earned that nickname in 1950. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:37 pm

Ovaltine - Random Topics
By the way, who DID put the Benzedrine in Mrs Murphy's Ovaltine? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:29 pm

Ballot Stuffing - Random Topics
Do we really expect anyone who isn't a corpse in a Chicago cemetery to answer "Never Boned" to this one? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:25 pm

Subway (Restaurant) - Random Topics
Subway is average. On my Cheese Steak Scale it's about a two, with Quizno's a four, Blimpie's a six, and Pat's a ten. But I do like Subway's macadamia nut cookies. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 16, 2011, 5:23 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
Don't give them any ideas. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 16, 2011, 11:57 am

South Park - TV Shows
That episode was not a favorite of mine, but Trey & Matt said they based the episode on normally mild-mannered friends of theirs that suddenly had Britney Bloodlust. The recent Charlie Sheen meltdown is similar to Britney's, and people were lapping it up. I saw a piece on the news about Charlie Sheen's disastrous live tour. The reporter interviewed some of the people coming out and they said they were disappointed in the show because they wanted to witness "a trainwreck" or "something catastrophic". -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 16, 2011, 2:49 am

Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer, The - TV Shows
Amazing how this trainwreck even got greenlit at all. It's also fascinating how this show managed (without trying) to offend every group of people imaginable. Obviously the slavery issue was the main concern, but others hated the way historical figures were made out to be total buffoons. I remember my mother complaining about the depiction of the Lincolns' (fictional) sexual problems. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 15, 2011, 10:18 pm

Ponies - Random Topics
"Who leaves a pony country to go to a non-pony country?" -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:55 pm

Ponies - Random Topics
"Who leaves a pony country to go to a non-pony country?" -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:55 pm

SlapChop - Random Topics
As soon as Vince opens his mouth saying that, you going love his nuts! When you resort to using innuendo just to sell cheap crap, that's a fish boner. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:50 pm

ShamWow - Random Topics
@JustLooking, the same kind of idiots who buys Snuggies and SlapChops. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:35 pm

Snuggy - Random Topics
I wouldn't be suprise if they combine Snuggy and Sham-Wow calling Snug-Wow. "Now, you can clean your messes with your sponge robe you wearing." -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:30 pm

4Kids Entertainment - Random Topics
Apparently, 4kids lost the lawsuit and files for bankruptcy. http://www.awn.com/news/anime/4kids-files-bankruptcy -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 15, 2011, 9:22 pm

Zales Jewelers - Random Topics
That "6 month's pay" rule is sounds fishy to me. And if you buy a ring for less than what you make in 6 months, how will the recipient ever know? Hint, hint. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:17 pm

Jesse Jackson - Celebrities
He's got a lawsuit on his hands for harassing, wrongfully terminating, and discriminating against a gay employee. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/jackson-push-bennett-lawsuit-119861339.html -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:16 pm

Classmates.com - Websites
Anything that asks you to pay money for things that shouldn't cost you anything (like this) is a scam. It's not like you have to pay to use YouTube or Facebook... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:15 pm

Garbage Pail Kids - Random Topics
My curiosity got the best of me, and I bought some packs. They're re-releases which seem to be based on the classic design. They even have "Where are they Now" cards showing them grown up. For example, Greaser Greg went from a knife-wielding greaser to a mobster leader. Wacky Jacky is performing alongside Lady Gaga, who's wearing a dress made of meat and is surrounded by flies. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:15 pm

South Park - TV Shows
Unfortunately, Irbloom, there are people out there who enjoy watching people wreck/harm/maim themselves. They apparently have the mentality of bloodthirsty spectators at a gladiator match. Some even hope they get to witness the coup de grace. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:10 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
FF, that's my reaction to about half the shows on TV today. LOL -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 15, 2011, 5:34 pm

Pandora - Random Topics
So according to the description Pandora creates the illusion of giving you a choice before forcing unwanted change on you without your permission? Seems about right for today's world. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 15, 2011, 5:25 pm

Zales Jewelers - Random Topics
Wait, it's SIX months now??? When did this happen??? That's just great, now if I ever want to get married and spend only two months' pay on the ring she'll think I'm cheap and don't love her enough :-( -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 15, 2011, 5:22 pm

Cat Stevens - Music Groups
His duet with Ozzy Osbourne was EPIC! "Peace Train" vs. "Crazy Train" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYxMCALVXZs -- Submitted By: (bigbrothathunda) on April 15, 2011, 3:06 pm

Classmates.com - Websites
Long time ago- roughly around '98-'99 when I first discovered classmates.com, it was actually a very cool and TOTALLY FREE site, like facebook where you had to register a FREE account and then you could search for and contact anyone you wanted. They had message boards for every school and even some workplaces. It was really kinda cool. As I recall, they were trying to make money by the model of selling ad space on their web pages (which I had no problem with). Then BOOM one day I logged on and couldn't get onto the message boards to check on a conversation I had going with someone I went to high school with and hadn't seen in ages. Not only that, I couldn't go to a friends listing to send then a private message. Every attempt I got a message that told me that NOW I had to get a "Gold Membership" to access these features. I sent a complaint email to someone at classmates and the response was just pretty much a 'This is the way it's all going so suck it up and shell it out if you wanna play.' Just read the wikipedia entry on classmates.com. Looks as if their business model is starting to unravel on them a bit as facebook is taking over everything. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 15, 2011, 11:34 am

Friends - TV Shows
Followed the 90s era tradition of "young 20 somethings unattached living in unaffordable homes in big cities seemingly with no job." I think Friends really started boning when they had guest stars on almost every week. By that point it was easy to see that the writers were gliding by on reputation alone and the effort to make a solid show had pretty much disappeared. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 15, 2011, 11:30 am

Outsourced - TV Shows
Wow! Is that show still on the air? -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 15, 2011, 11:03 am

Another World - TV Shows
Here's a reference only hardcore fans from waaaay back would understand: Another World boned when Leon Russom replaced John Fitzpatrick as Willis Frame (who then turned from villain to hero). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 4:10 am

Pandora - Random Topics
I can't possibly vote anything but "Never Boned" about such a noble endeavour as the Music Genome Project (though I do wish my "Comsat Angels Radio" station had a larger playlist). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 4:03 am

Zales Jewelers - Random Topics
Is this the company which created that pernicious advertising meme about how you should spend six months' pay on a wedding ring? If so, they boned on the day they introduced that foolish claim (which people now treat as if Moses brought it down from Mt Sinai) into the public consciousness. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 3:59 am

Evanescence - Music Groups
I second everything Mattersmasher wrote. Why this relentlessly unoriginal band is so popular is beyond me. (Ms Lee's pipes are indeed nice, but there are lots of female vocalists one can say that about, beginning with the much more dynamic Anneke van Giesbergen.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 3:40 am

Elton John - Music Groups
This one is easy: January 1978, when he began recording the songs that would become his 12th album A Single Man. It was a terrible album, and it signalled a permanent divorce from the style that had made him famous. I'm told he's made a few good albums since then, and he's certainly acquired a whole new fan base, but I have heard no individual song of his since '78 that made any impression on me (aside from making me want to gag). The guy's personal life and activism never bothered me, though; he seems to have an honorable soul, which is all I should care about. And I respect his willingness to buck his fellow leftwing artists by playing in Israel last year. (Hell, I don't even care that he performed at Rush Limbaugh's wedding; the million bucks he received for it went to a good cause.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 3:24 am

Odd Couple, The (TV series) - TV Shows
I don't think this show ever boned. It was pretty much the same thing all the way through which may be the secret to great tv. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 3:21 am

True Hollywood Story - TV Shows
I am so sick of this drivel about mediocre celebreties or the latest train wreck. In other words Jenny McCarthy or Lindsay Lohan. Jenny has no talent just a nice body and since you can see her in back issues of Playboy or on the web why bother. If can stomach Jenny's life story or Bo Derek's and actually keep a straight face while someone points out the "talent" (stop - my sides are splitting) or the "look" that these celevreties have you're a better person than I. Then we can always rerun the "Different Strokes" story or how about Valerie Bertinelli comeback special. Most of these celebreties are overrated and overexposed to the point of nausea. This is like a second rate version of the Biography Channel or something. I always change the channel when this comes on. Why is it that every True Hollywood Story sounds like the one before it. Dullsville...Self-hype...Exploited deceased celebreties...Yawn...Gag...Snore -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 3:11 am

Radiohead - Music Groups
The three albums beginning with Kid A were a challenge for me, deviating so heavily as they did from the band's previous sound. But I came to appreciate them, and their last two albums are quite good. Clearly Radiohead is a band you either really like or really dislike; there seems to be less middle ground than there is with other artists. (I'm not quite sure why that is, but it is what it is.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 2:49 am

Onions - Random Topics
Round onion gooood. Green onion baaaad. Onion rings fine, unless eaten on small boat in rough waters, which make you barf. Trust me on this. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 2:25 am

Archie Comics - Random Topics
Perhaps the next story arc can explore Mr Weatherbee's decision to get a sex-change operation. (Granted, South Park beat them to that one....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 2:09 am

2000s - Random Topics
Ahh, the Information Overload Century.... I know the human brain is capable of absorbing an impressive amount of input, but it really is amazing to me that most of us can endure the levels of sensory bombardment to which we are subjected, every waking moment (and possibly in our sleep as well), without turning into homicidal berserkers. In that sense, at least in terms of scale, the 2000s are unprecedented. In terms of news events, however - your basic wars and natural disasters and socio-economic upheavals and dumbass political bickering and so on - this century isn't showing me anything new so far. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 1:50 am

Snuggy - Random Topics
I find that it's hard to use my ShamWow, work out with my Shake Weight, or play with my Chia Pet when wearing my Snuggie due to the length of the sleeves... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 1:25 am

Alamo Ministries - Websites
On October 22, 2008, Alamo's former followers testified in court during a preliminary hearing that Alamo had practiced polygamy and had taken an eight-year-old girl as a wife.[28][29] On December 2, a judge in Arkansas unsealed a federal indictment that included eight new charges against Alamo. The 74-year-old Alamo, who remained jailed while awaiting trial, originally faced two charges of taking minor girls across state lines for sex. The eight new counts were similar and involved four new alleged victims.[30] His trial began on July 13, 2009, and on July 24, 2009, Alamo was found guilty on all ten federal counts.[31][32] On July 28, 2009, shortly after his conviction, Tony Alamo again made headlines by calling himself "just another one of the prophets that went to jail for the Gospel".[33] He was sentenced to 175 years in prison on November 13, 2009.[34] On January 13, 2010, each of five women who testified to sexual abuse by Alamo were awarded US$500,000 in restitution, for a total judgment of US$2.5 million.[citation needed] With the Federal Bureau of Prisons ID number 00305-112, he is currently incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Terre Haute, Indiana. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 1:20 am

Classmates.com - Websites
Check on number 1 above and besides I didn't really want my classmates, anyway. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 1:15 am

All My Children - TV Shows
"ABC has canceled All My Children and One Life to Live. Children will be abandoned in September, while One Life will die in January 2012. Both soaps are being replaced by health-related talk shows." - TV Guide.com You have to wonder if this will be an improvement or not? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 1:12 am

Classmates.com - Websites
I am discovering the hard way what a lame site Classmates is. Even after signing up for a short subscription - they were offering a $7.50 rate for three months, which seemed reasonable - I found that there was very little I could either access or leave for others to read. They apparently discourage members from exchanging email addresses and phone numbers and whatnot, preferring communications be through them. If that isn't the stupidest setup I've ever encountered, I don't know what is. And much of the format is so saccharinic I'm worried about my blood-sugar level when I'm there. Plus I can't stand all that Memory Lane crap they've attached to the site; why do they automatically assume that just because a person's high school career took place in a particular decade that the person is eager to revisit that decade? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 1:11 am

Curb Your Enthusiasm - TV Shows
It's still a funny show well worth watching. That being said, I think after Season Four is when it boned (or jumped or whatever). A "special hour long show" is a good sign right there and the fifth and sixth seasons were uneven at best, especially when Cheryl left in season six. With Season Seven it seemed to get some of its groove back with the Seinfeld reunion and I hope Season EIght has him reconciling with Cheryl. She's necessary to the show by acting as Larry's seldom heeded concience/voice of reason. -- Submitted By: (MartyRotten) on April 14, 2011, 10:42 pm

Outsourced - TV Shows
I can't imagine any of the many people thrown out of work due to outsourcing getting any sort of enjoyment out of this show. And I still can't figure out how it hasn't gone the way of COP ROCK, SECRET DIARY OF DESMOND PFEIFFER, HELLO LARRY and the millions of other network television embarassments. -- Submitted By: (MartyRotten) on April 14, 2011, 10:31 pm

Venture Bros., The - TV Shows
Okay, I think they were making a little joke in Season Three where Brock escapes being dragged behind the boat and is being attacked by a shark when he breaks free and ambushes (or jumps) the shark and uses him to trap his attacker. -- Submitted By: (MartyRotten) on April 14, 2011, 10:30 pm

Paul Reiser Show, The - TV Shows
I saw the first episode of THIS horrible show today. What was Paul Reiser thinking, more importantly what was NBC thinking allowing this trash on TV. I predict that this show will have an early death. -- Submitted By: (quimbyt) on April 14, 2011, 10:15 pm

Dirty Harry - Movie Series
The sequels pale in comparison to the original. Hmmm...where have we heard this before. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 14, 2011, 9:43 pm

It's Garry Shandling's Show - TV Shows
That show was so 'off-the-wall' finding a real bone moment is difficult. One of my favorite bits from TGSS was when they had the Japanese guy sing the theme song for that episode in Japanese. LOL! -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 13, 2011, 10:58 am

Star Trek: Deep Space 9 - TV Shows
I was disappointed in the ending - Sisko's non-death death and all - but this series never came close to boning. It was the darkest, most complex and well-written of all the Star Trek incarnations, and arguably the best-acted too. And it was nice to see Starfleet portrayed as having a dark side (the amoral, CIA-esque Sector 31). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 13, 2011, 4:04 am

Star Trek - TV Shows
Some third-season episodes weren't so bad. "All Our Yesterdays" was fairly well-written, and "The Tholian Web" was quite good. "Day of the Dove" was a rip-snortin' Klingon-heavy episode, of which there were never enough. And who can resist "Turnabout Intruder" (the very last episode of the series), in which Shatner got to portray a woman in a man's body? I'll admit, though, that my own candidate for worst episode was the third-season stinkfest called "Spectre of the Gun". -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 13, 2011, 3:43 am

It's Garry Shandling's Show - TV Shows
Sometimes I put on my lounge-lizard voice and sing (and whistle) the theme song in the shower.... -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 13, 2011, 3:12 am

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
In fairness, quite a few audiences back in 1968-69 weren't sure what to make of it either. I saw it not long after it first came out, in my little redneck town's sole theater. The "Dawn of Man" scene at the beginning drew alot of laughs from the uncomprehending yokels surrounding me - "Looky at them dang ole monkey men a-jumpin around, har har har!" - and quite a few of them walked out before the movie ended. And let's face it; that last "Starchild" scene couldn't help but be a head-scratcher if one hadn't read the book beforehand. Still, the comments on this thread about the 21st-century American attention span are right on the money. I might also add that certain realistic details of 2001, such as the lack of sound in space, were jettisoned in the making of 2010, probably as a dumbing-down sop to audiences conditioned by Star Trek and Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica to expect explosions in space to be really noisy. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 13, 2011, 3:09 am

Domino's Pizza - Random Topics
All large pizza chains blow. There is zero attention paid to craftsmanship, and the finished product is pretty much tasteless. (The same can be said of large beer manufacturers and their equally mediocre product. But folks who are willing to settle for watery, tasteless beer are also perfectly okay with eating lowest-common-denominator pizza like Domino's.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:42 pm

Earth Liberation Front (ELF) - Random Topics
If their mission statement were interpreted as broadly as it could be, the ELF's goal could easily be "to return humanity to a pre-civilized state". Even basic agriculture would seem to come under their definition of activities worth waging "guerrilla warfare" against. At heart these people are children in adult bodies. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:34 pm

Ax Men - TV Shows
A stand-alone documentary would have been sufficient. But no; we have to have this soap opera, with its contrived conflicts and a frankly irresponsible competition that might end up getting someone killed. (I live near where the Rygaard crew is based; in real life those guys aren't at each other's throats like they are portrayed on the show as being. The show's producers basically tell them to ham it up, so that's what they do.) And that fool who salvages timber from rivers is little more than a cartoon character. (He is also breaking quite a few laws in doing what he does, and I wish they would hurry up and cart his ass off to jail.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:26 pm

Rich Man, Poor Man (TV miniseries) - TV Shows
This series never boned. (The sequel, however, was terrible.) To this day, whenever I see the great character actor William Smith on TV or the big screen, I immediately think "Damn you, Falconetti..." -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:11 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
I will say that much of the sixth season seemed hastily slapped together, as if the writers had only a few days to write a whole season's worth of material. (Chris M's death was not only deeply anticlimactic but had the feel of a last-minute decision.) And I'd be lying if I said I liked the ending at the time it aired. (It was only years later that I came to appreciate what Chase was trying to do there. Could he have done it in a more decisive manner? Sure. But I've never written for television so what do I know?) All in all, though, the journey meant more to me than the journey's completion. (By the way, as much as I liked The Shield, I don't place any more weight on the opinions of that show's producers, vis-a-vis up-in-the-air endings, than I do on anyone else's. If anything, those guys played it a little too safe with their own finale.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 8:06 pm

Maude (TV series) - TV Shows
OF COURSE Maude was a hypocrite! (For the record, so was Mike Stivic, aka Meathead.) That was one of the points Norman Lear & Co sought to make in their shows. Just because they were all liberals didn't mean they couldn't poke fun at the contradictions and double standards (and insecurities!) of many members of their own political tribe. In fact, the characters in Lear sitcoms who tended to be the most consistent, and consistently honest and decent, were those - both Florida and Edith Bunker come to mind - who didn't wave their political views in everyone's faces. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 7:47 pm

Pawn Stars - TV Shows
The staff squabbles and forced humor aside, this show has a certain value in that we get to learn about the history of alot of interesting items (and sometimes a little U.S. history too). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 7:25 pm

Oz - TV Shows
I voted "never boned", but I never lost sight of the ridiculousl premise of this show, or of the increasingly unrealistic story arcs. The only saving grace was the acting, which was consistently first-rate. I'm glad so many of the alumni have had so much post-Oz success. (It's especially nice to see J.K. Simmons - who was so brilliant as Schillinger - doing so well on both the big screen and the small screen.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 12, 2011, 7:15 pm

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
Oprah is giving Rosie her own show on Oprah Winfrey Network, so we haven't seen the end of her unfortunately. Rosie is already squandering this second chance; she's already fighting with Oprah and the thing hasn't even aired yet. She promised Oprah to return to the "Nice Rosie" persona of the '90s, but has changed her tune and now wants to use it as a soapbox for her political views. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 12, 2011, 7:12 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
I'm the one guy on earth that hasn't seen this show, but here's my opinion on the finale anyways. They hyped that finale like CRAZY. Everyone was talking about it. Then when it aired, a lot of people were seriously wondering if their cable went out during the ending. I think if your finale looks like a technical glitch, you've done something wrong. They really shouldn't have hyped the episode up like they did if they were going to do a non-ending. I remember Ray Romano went out of his way to warn people that the Everybody Loves Raymond finale was going to be a pretty typical episode. And that seemed to work because I don't recall any complaints about it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 12, 2011, 4:00 pm

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
@Stephanie. Who says you can't submit THAT as a reason? Hmm...? -- Submitted By: (johnnydough) on April 12, 2011, 2:46 am

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
It feels as if we are beating a dead horse here. I never watched season 6 since it aired on HBO the first time. It was so bad the first time that I just wanted them to end it and put it out of it's misery. I don't remember the storylines from that season and I prefer it that way. Once you've seen old friend die of cancer you don't want to relive it. RIP The Sopranos - it was good for four seasons - ok for a fifth and just awful in the sixth. Nonetheless gone but not forgotten (except for season 6) -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 12, 2011, 1:39 am

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
I think the bottom line is this- Seasons 1 & 2 of Sopranos was some of the best television of all time. 3,4, and 5 gave us some good story arcs and great episodes, season 6 pts 1/2 meandered into preachy liberal hogwash from characters that we hated with some gangster stuff in the background. The ending was appropriate for how far the show fell- there were about 100 differnt ways this should have gone (LRBLOOM I agree with almost all of your changes- thanks for sharing!!) from after season 2 til the end, and they picked about the most unsatisfying way to wrap it up. Yes there are open ended story lines- but some kick ass and leave you wanting more- SEE THE SHIELD FOR HOW TO DO THIS DAVID CHASE- and some that are limp wristed excuses for 2 seasons of straight fish boning. And for anyone who still defends how this show went out- remember that the writers from THE SHIELD made fun of the writers on the Sopranos and made it a point to tell their audience they WOULDNT DO A "SOPRANOS" FOR THE FINALE!!! I just talked to a friend who is rewatching the series and he feels the same- the show just gets bad, and preachy and ends on a terrible note- we (Mrs. Chubby Rain and I) watched the series (as documented on here via comments) last year and came to the same conclusion- wasted potential leads to a series ending fish boning that was the nadir (anit-climax) of 4 mediocre seasons that were coasting off two of the greatest seasons of scripted TV of all time- 'nuff said.... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 11, 2011, 6:52 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
I agree with Dol. When I watch something, I expect it to be wrapped up in some way, good of bad. To end it like they did was a lousy excuse to end the show. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 11, 2011, 5:19 pm

Sign language for infants and toddlers - Random Topics
I disagree. Infants you might have a point, but for toddlers (and up), why not? Especially when it's known that at young ages, kids can easily soak up information, and learn something basic that they can build on in later life -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on April 11, 2011, 5:14 pm

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
I'm happy I don't have to this unpleasant excuse of a human being on my TV screen anymore. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on April 11, 2011, 12:48 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
It ended as it ended and all's well that ends well. From the moment that episode aired people started bitching. The stories pretty much resolved themselves. Either the characters died or went to prison or both. The problem with this show wasn't the ending, but the middle. Rewrite it - Big Pussy lives and Jimmy Altierei is the rat. Ralph Cifaretto gets killed the first he beats up a girl. Employee of The Month - Dr Melfi (and/or her ex)consult Tony about attacker, which makes Tony and Dr Melfi partners in crime. AJ never has "therapy" because his dad is a gangster and canbu yhim anything he wants anyway. Tony and Carmela and the never seperate. Carmela never complains about Tony's other women after all it's a small price to pay to live in the lap of luxury. The soccer coach dies under mysterious circumstances in jail. Newspaper people cover it up. Vito stays straight and faithful to hsi wife until the bitter end. Uncle JR retains his senses and neve shoots anyone. Adrianna does five to ten while Christopher waits for her. Pie-Oh-My, Irina, Gloria Trillo, and Valentino don't exist. Christopher stays out of Hollywood. We never hear of Caitlin, the section eight roommate and Noah Tennenbaum. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 11, 2011, 12:52 pm

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
Too bad there's not an "All" option in the list of reasons. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on April 11, 2011, 12:37 pm

Sign language for infants and toddlers - Random Topics
OK, this irritates me to no end!!! Unless a child is hearing-impaired or they have a relative who is hearing-impaired, or your child happens to be a gorilla or chimpanzee, what is the purpose of this? Do you want your child to grow up to not know how to talk? Really? This trend seems to be the idea of lazy-ass Yuppie parents who just don't want to hear their child ask for something and as an added bonus, it's some cute "pet" trick the child can do in front of company, since said lazy-ass Yuppie parents only view their offspring as "pets" anyway and don't care about stifling or impeding the child's vocal and social development. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on April 11, 2011, 12:36 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
Travoltron I'm not surprised, seeing as we're living at a time when people love the bad and hate the good. And to be fair, the movie really is too slow-paced for today's dumbed down audience used to rap[d-fire clips and sound bites. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 11, 2011, 12:58 am

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
Disagree again. In real life loose ends are frequently never resolved, but this is entertainment. That's why people in that business get paid the big bucks. And in entertainment if loose ends aren't resolved at the end of an 8-year show, then why am I watching? I just don't believe people watch shows for years just to see things be even more muddled plot-wise than when it began. That's why there was such a backlash about Lost. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 11, 2011, 12:53 am

Rosie O'Donnell - Celebrities
JayD, that look you see on Rosie's mug is "terminal psychological constipation". Her awareness of the fact that she was dealt a really shitty hand by the Fates has clogged up her plumbing, and I doubt she'll ever find an adequate laxative to flush it all out. (Sorry for whatever mental image this comment may give you....) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 10, 2011, 11:49 pm

Ann Coulter - Celebrities
It's one thing to defend your ideology, and assail the opposing ideology, with sharp-tongued passion. It's something else again to revel in rhetorical eye-gouging, character evisceration, and the politics of personal dismemberment. Ann Coulter clearly enjoys the toxic, slash-and-burn wasteland that is the modern American political landscape. The more polarized we all are, the more bloodthirsty the language spewed by the hardcore partisan freakazoids on both sides, the more aroused this woman seems to become. I have a feeling she may have been Elizabeth Bathory in a past life. (Hopefully she will be an insect in the next.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 10, 2011, 11:36 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
There's an online reviewer that has pretty much made a name for himself for quite vocally panning this movie. Mostly the video is just him showing clips from the film and saying, "This is boring!" (He also says 2010 is the superior film.) Now it seems like 2001-bashing is the "hip" thing to do. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 10, 2011, 8:17 pm

Herman Wedemeyer - Celebrities
RIP Duke -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 10, 2011, 10:58 am

Lisa Simpson - Random Topics
It is still just a cartoon meant to be taken that way. What next - the Wilma Flinstone trial? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 10, 2011, 10:47 am

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
I agree that the unconventional ending wasn't an issue. Life went on and most the associates of the family were dead so this was just a way of saying that life went on and that was it. I think it would've been condescending to suggest that all the loose ends shouldbe tied up nice and neatly or something. Is was fun while it lasted and we'll just leave well enouch alone. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 10, 2011, 10:17 am

New York Yankees - Random Topics
The only time I disliked the Yankees was when they swept my favorite team, the San Diego Padres, in the 1998 World Series. But that dislike was short-lived in the light of the fact the Padres could have won a couple of games in that particular World Series if their relief pitchers didn't throw gopher balls (pitches that were easy to hit) all the time. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on April 10, 2011, 9:06 am

High School Musical - Movie Series
I'll admit that I thought the first one was okay (not very good, but not horrendous), but the sequels were beyond unnecessary, and I quickly got tired of the series. Luckily, the series seems to be over (at least for now). -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 9, 2011, 10:00 pm

New York Yankees - Random Topics
My entire (direct) family comes from the New York City area, so as you can guess, they love the Yankees and hate the Red Sox. However, my brother was always a Mets fan, and I don't have much feelings either way. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on April 9, 2011, 9:35 pm

Sarah Palin - Celebrities
I am square in the political middle, and I have no love for either the left or the right. But I do require that those who want power over me make a decent effort to read a book once in awhile. (And I'm not talking fiction books here.) Ms Palin appears to share the mindset one finds among certain corners of the conservative community which holds that reading books is overrated. While I would not argue that book knowledge is a good substitute for life experience or common sense, I do think it's a necessary companion to those traits for any person who wishes to wield great power in America. (History books in particular ought to be on the shelves and nightstands of every aspiring leader. Is that really so much to ask?) I can't possibly trust anyone who wants to rule over me but has little curiosity about the world beyond his or her limited horizon. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 7:21 pm

Ronald Reagan - Celebrities
A good man, with a heftier intellect than he's been credited by the left with having. Setting aside ideological biases (and the myths created by them), a good case can be made for ranking Reagan relatively high among presidents. But he was no Abe Lincoln or George Washington (and he would have been the first to tell you so), nor is he any more deserving of the right's fawning idolatry than he is of the left's hatred. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 6:57 pm

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