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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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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

South Park - TV Shows
Most of Season 14 was as good as any previous season, though I agree that the 3-episode Coon & Friends/Mysterion arc was weak. (But they ended the season on a strong note with the brilliant Creme Fraiche.) I think South Park may prove to be bone-proof. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 6:40 pm

Married with Children - TV Shows
Never boned - in fact, this show is proof that Ted McGinley did have some purpose after all. -- Submitted By: (TheTruth) on April 9, 2011, 6:31 pm

Philips CD-i - Random Topics
Are there any good games for this? At all? I came across one of these for free and have yet to find any games unique to this system that don't suck. There are a few like Pac-Man and Tetris that are OK, but you get those for any game system. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 9, 2011, 6:29 pm

April Fools' Day - Random Topics
BigAl, I feel your pain. The Terrance & Philip travesty nearly made me reach for my favorite pitchfork, and the memory still hurts 13 years later; to this day I hang black crepe all over my house on April 1. Plus the number of truly clever April Fool's Day gags I've been exposed to over the years are outnumbered about a hundred to one by the creations of people who really should have just spent the day in bed. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 6:27 pm

Mad Magazine - Random Topics
Certainly the addition of ads could not help but be a huge Bone Moment, violating as it did every principle Bill Gaines stood for. I'd place the beginning of Mad's downhill slide a little earlier, though: 1987, when the brilliant Don Martin left the magazine under less than friendly circumstances (a dispute over royalties Martin felt he was owed). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 6:16 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
Sadly, this movie could never be made today because it requires the viewer to have an attention span longer than 30 seconds. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 6:05 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
Disagree. The infamous blank screen ending was extremely condescending and didn't treat anybody like an adult at all. It was just something the writers thought up to feed their own egos. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 6:02 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
Also, Twilight boned for me personally when I found out my mid 30s sister was reading the series. Truly horrifying. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 5:58 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
But Soggy9000, that's part of the problem. The entertainment industry panders to teen girls far too much. They're not the only people out there who watch TV and movies and listen to music, you know. The rest of us would like a bone thrown our way every now and then. Why are teen girls so special anyway that what they like has to overrule everything else? DOWN WITH TEEN GIRLS, I SAY!!! IT'S TIME TO TAKE AMERICA BACK FROM THEM!!! WHO'S WITH ME?! -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 5:57 pm

New York Yankees - Random Topics
HA!!! Good one Soggy9000!!! I've got one: rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Bill Gates to win the Powerball lottery. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 9, 2011, 5:52 pm

American Chopper - TV Shows
A large percentage of the specialty bikes they build - especially the celebrity vanity models - are kind of lame. There is always far more emphasis placed on looks than on performance. And yes, the soap-opera quality of the father-son relationship got old a long time ago. American Chopper boned years ago. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 4:34 pm

Twilight - Movie Series
The Twilight series is a good example of our tendency to overlook the target audience when passing judgment on a book or movie. The books were written for teenage girls, and the movies were made with that specific group in mind. If teenage girls enjoy the books and movies, Ms Meyer has achieved her goal. It's not important that I - a middle aged guy - like them, or that Stephen King likes them, or that a reader with high literary standards likes them. (Besides, I'm a resident of the little town in which the story is set, and I am grateful for the TONS of tourist dollars the Twilight series has brought to the town.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 4:18 pm

2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie Series
2010 is to 2001 what The Godfather Part 3 is to its two predecessors - a big fat wart on an otherwise lovely face. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 4:01 pm

Sopranos, The - TV Shows
The unconventional ending didn't bother me at all. Who says everything has to be wrapped up nicely with a clearly understood, satisfying ending? That's not how life works. Life is full of ambiguities and incompletions and uncertainties, and I think David Chase was wise to bring a series which he often allowed to venture a bit too far into fantasy territory back to something near cold reality by giving it an ending that challenged our (often unreasonable) sensibilities. (In other words, he treated us like adults instead of children who need to be spoon-fed. I can't help but appreciate that.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 3:47 pm

Convervatism - Random Topics
Modern American conservatism is as dedicated to control of the citizenry and suppression of their liberties as modern American liberalism is. Authoritarianism and disdain for the average citizen are the twin backbones of both ideologies. They only differ in the tools they use: Conservatives seek to dominate us via their corporate allies, while liberals seek to do it via government agencies. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 3:31 pm

New York Yankees - Random Topics
A Yankees fan is someone who would root for Carl Lewis to beat your grandmother in a hundred-meter race - and then laugh at her when she fell down halfway to the finish line and broke her hip. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 3:17 pm

Grammy Awards - Random Topics
All music awards bone, period. It's profoundly foolish to set artists up as competitors, then declare that Artist Y deserves an award and Artist Z does not. And look at the list of nominees in each category: Mostly the same artists, year after year, as if they are the only professional musicians in existence. And yes, metal is badly underrepresented. The Grammy mindset is that the highest-profile artists make the best music, and the more obscure artists make the worst (and can therefore be ignored). It's a deeply stupid mindset. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 9, 2011, 3:02 pm

Profanity - Random Topics
I vote for the world's dumbest song title, "My Life Would Suck Without You." Seriously, the rules regarding censorship used to be really stupid (and things haven't changed that much). A comedian who broke the rules in his stand up was partially ridiculing the utter stupidity of these rules were. Recall George Carlin's classic "Seven Words You Can NeverSay ON Television". The rules these days don't really seem much better. You can apparently only use these word in a non-sexual manner or not referring to the excretion of body fluids. I can say, "That pisses me off." But I cannot say, "I got to take a piss." As much as I understand the distinction in that I have no need to hear of either, it still annoys me that we now have tv characters who can let us know when they have to "pee". You can stop to "pee" but you can't stop to "piss". I have to wonder how people make up these standards with a straight face. By this rationale could we say that Kelly Clarkson's life would suck but she can't sing about oral sex. Does Kelly Clarkson suck in a sexual or non-sexual manner or both? -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 9, 2011, 2:10 pm

Profanity - Random Topics
It used to be cool especially as a kid when you use it sometimes or back when it was taboo and can't be used in mainstream TV or anywhere for that matter. But if you said "fuck" over 10 times in one sentence, you sound like an idiot. Nowadays some profanity even the word "Bitch" can be said in regular TV. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 9, 2011, 10:18 am

Philips CD-i - Random Topics
They made one of the worst Mario and Zelda in the history of video games. In the other hand, if it wasn't for Philips CD-i, we wouldn't have something to make fun of with the Youtube Poops. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 9, 2011, 10:00 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
As Wilson tells her, "A little education is a beautiful thing, but a little education and a vivid imagination can make a person cuckoo." -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 9, 2011, 12:12 am

Girlfriends - TV Shows
Plot lines became more and more pointless. Stopped caring about the characters and so when Toni left, I did too. -- Submitted By: (Cannongurl) on April 9, 2011, 12:00 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
Nothing against the actress but I could not stand Jill!! She was annoying as hell when she went back to college to be a psychologist! She suddenly going around like she's Dr. Joyce Brothers. -- Submitted By: (Stephanie) on April 8, 2011, 5:05 pm

Britney Spears - Music Groups
I'm actually glad that she's back on top so now I can hate her crappy music without hearing her soap opera life story. Way to go Britney. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 8, 2011, 12:46 pm

South Park - TV Shows
I just saw a rerun of 2008 episode called "Britney's New Look" in which the idea was to parody the press and public reaction to Britney's meltdown/breakdown. While I was one of the first to admit that the recent rash of celebrity train wrecks wasn't funny in the first place, South Park's treatment of the same subject was sickening, naueating and just plain wrong. The idea is that the public sat with baited breath waiting for Britney to become the latest "Buffy" or Dana Plato. When a person does have a serious problem, we the public aren't sitting around like bloodthirsty vultures hoping they will croak. The majority of the public got tired of hearing whether Britney went outside without her shoes or about the inside vultures picking the bones. The majority kept wondering when will they put her in the hospital. I could almost appreciate what South Park was trying to say this would serve as an example of the kind of sanctimony that we can live without on this show. The idea of the press harassing a famous person - ok I'll buy that. But to have the nerve to imply that we are all so heartless as to watch someone blow their brains out and not do anything is sick. I don't even like Britney. She can't sing, has no real talent and is primarily a T&A show, but I didn't say I wanted her dead. This cartoon portrays a headless Britney carrying on as if no one even noticed her is insulting to the rest of the world. No one found it entertaining to constantly be flooded with stories about Britney's self-destruction. It's about time somebody got this kind of trash off the front pages and into the rehab centers instead of subjecting some one to cruelty of amateur comedians coast to coast with the implication that the public enjoys this. Not entertaining and not funny. South Park crossed a line by insinuating that people do enjoy watching a person destroy themselves in the public eye for cheap thrills. South Park are no better and speaking of train wrecks, they shopuld look at their own ratings. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 8, 2011, 1:04 pm

Hot wheels - Random Topics
The 1st-generation concept models - the Splittin Image and Twin Mill and Silhouette and so on - were actually pretty cool. I think Hot Wheels drifted into BTF territory when they discontinued the Spectraflame paint job and the Redline wheel design. (That was loooong ago.) And they monkeyed with the suspension design too - probably to cut costs - because at some point the cars stopped being "bouncy" when you dropped them wheels-down. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 8, 2011, 4:24 am

President of the United States - Random Topics
Never mind the question of being hated; I'd rather consider the more interesting question of when it was that the office itself BTF. And my answer would be the rise of the Imperial Presidency. (Some say that era began with FDR, but I think it started at least a generation earlier.) I wish America could return to a state - if only a state of mind - where the person who happens to be living in the White House never dares lose sight of the fact that he is a public servant first and a commander in chief second. (That's not an attack on any particular president; it's a criticism of the mindset of ALL of them since 1900 or so.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 8, 2011, 4:02 am

North Korea - Random Topics
No - just one of the trolls who hang out around here. No doubt the same person voted "Still Rocks" on the Charles Manson page, and the Saddam Hussein page, and the Torturing Kittens page. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 8, 2011, 3:35 am

STORM (Standing together to Organize a Revolution - Random Topics
I hadn't heard of these guys until now, but their name alone earns them a "Boned on Day One" vote from me. No matter how many millions of people communist regimes have shot, starved or stripped of their dignity since Lenin stepped off his sealed train at the Finland Station, there always seem to be plenty of earnest Americans willing to romanticize the movements which brought those regimes to power, and - though they won't tell you this - to hold to the belief that the primary reason those Marx-inspired societies beyond our shores never manage to fulfill the promises of their creators is a shortage of earnest Americans among the revolutionaries. (It's a form of Yankee bigotry: "You Russians/Chinese/Vietnamese/Cubans aren't quite smart enough to make Marxism work like WE can.") At heart, though, it's always been much more about enjoying the process of revolution - the glamour and camaraderie of the barricades, the adrenaline rush that comes from combatting The Man and his henchmen, and the sense of personal relevance which accompanies the knowledge that one is Part Of Something Really Important - than it is about actually rebuilding a society after the shooting stops (which, after all, is singularly unglamorous work). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 8, 2011, 3:29 am

Sea Monkeys - Random Topics
The inventor was a white supremacist. Alas, it seems everything we loved as kids have deep dark secrets to them. I only had sea monkeys once when I was little, so looking back, I'm glad I didn't really contribute to him or his causes. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 7, 2011, 8:54 pm

Conspiracy Theories - Random Topics
Never, ever, ever, ever take a conspiracy theory at face value. Do your own research. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 7, 2011, 8:49 pm

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) - Random Topics
I once read somewhere an editorial calling the music industry hypocrites for the mixed message they send: "Rebel against society! Break all the rules! Swear, drink, do drugs! Have promiscuous sex! Join a gang! Bust a cap in yo' bitch's ass! It's all good!" And they then expect the kids raised on such values to act "virtuously" and pay for their shoddy product instead of downloading it. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 7, 2011, 3:13 pm

Almost Live! - TV Shows
There was an article a few years ago where they interviewed some of the old cast members and they also said the old Seattle culture has been destroyed. I had blamed the "Seattle Scene" of the early '90s (grunge music, Starbucks) for the huge influx of rude snobs to our state, but John Keister says it's more due to the IT boom. Here's the article: http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Former-Almost-Live-host-wistful-for-the-quirky-1255120.php -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 7, 2011, 2:45 pm

Sea Monkeys - Random Topics
Everybody needs to read this article about the Sea Monkeys "inventor". http://articles.latimes.com/2000/oct/01/magazine/tm-29473 He's dead now so you don't have to worry about Sea Monkey money money going to such a horrible person, but still, something to think about. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on April 7, 2011, 1:43 pm

Sliders - TV Shows
I wouldn't mind this show being brought back or remade. It had a great concept that was all too frequently not used to its fullest potential. -- Submitted By: () on April 7, 2011, 1:14 pm

Diff'rent Strokes - TV Shows
I don't why I find the "Mr. Horton" episode so funny, maybe it not the episode itself but way they handled it was so poorly. It reminded me of one of Family Guy cutaway gags when Mr. Horton was shirtless and was bending down in front of Arnold and Dudley telling to "scream real loud at my ass". It was basically the real episode was about anyways. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 11:02 am

Wayans Bros., The - TV Shows
Other than that one out of the bunch, "A Very Special: Marlon smokes weed" episode. It was very funny, I argee that it could be a little more funnier if White Mike was still here though. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 10:46 am

Jamie Foxx Show, The - TV Shows
It's little bit less fun when Jamie and Fancy start dating, because all the sexual tension exist between them was gone but it was still a funny show throughout the whole series. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 10:34 am

Family Matters - TV Shows
I still kinda wish that at least ended the whole series with a conclusion with Urkel and Laura being married to each other, giving it a proper sendoff. Instead of the network or whoever cancel it at a cliffhanger. All 9 years worth of storylines with Urkel and Laura seems just a waste when it was cancel it too early. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 10:08 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
I avoid the serious episodes like a virus. It was better when Tim's kids were little. When they are teenagers, some of the episodes have gotten a little bit too serious at times. Other than that, most of their episodes is petty funny. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 9:54 am

Boy Meets World - TV Shows
I like the earlier episodes better when they were little kids, it was lot funnier then. I dread the "college years" because that's when it start take itself too seriously. Like Topanega almost got sexually abuse by her professor, Shawn goes all emo and compained non-stop about how poor his family was or how his Dad left them, etc. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on April 7, 2011, 9:43 am

Home Improvement - TV Shows
As long as this show didn't land on anything serious it was good fun. Avoid the serious episodes. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 7, 2011, 7:02 am

Pantera - Music Groups
I agree that their albums improved without boning. I got to meet Dimebag once in music store and got his autograph. He was one of the nicest celebreties that ever was. Truly a tragedy - RIP -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 7, 2011, 7:01 am

Pirates - Random Topics
Pirates will always be glamorized, just like the Mafia and Old West outlaws. Never mind that all three groups are/were composed (pretty much entirely) of psychopaths who would kill any of you for a dollar. The fact that they so easily reject the rules that keep societies from flying apart arouses a weird admiration in us. (A hundred years of Hollywood propaganda has helped too.) -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 4:29 am

New York Times - Random Topics
Left of center? Yes. "Way way left"? Nonsense. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 4:11 am

Conspiracy Theories - Random Topics
The ease with which someone with a decent imagination can spin a conspiracy theory from ANY set of events or circumstances - and then find hordes of people dull-witted enough to buy it - ensures that such theories will always be with us. (Never mind that almost all of them break down when exposed to Uncomfortable Truth Number One of Human Behavior: "Humans Are Terrible at Keeping Secrets.") -- Submitted By: () on April 7, 2011, 4:06 am

Pantera - Music Groups
Pantera never boned. In fact, they reverse-boned, getting better with each album right up to the bitter end. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 3:48 am

Motley Crue - Music Groups
Hair/glam metal is by definition fish-boning from birth. And I'm sorry but Mick Mars is overrated as a guitarist. This band's work is neither original nor innovative; its enduring popularity owes more to the low standards of the typical American trailer-trash headbanger, and the idiotic, attention-grabbing antics of band members, than it does to its musicianship. Compare Motley Crue to REAL metal contemporaries like Slayer or Anthrax - or Celtic Frost, for that matter - and tell me with a straight face that I'm wrong. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 3:42 am

Mike Tyson - Celebrities
I largely agree with the last comment, though Cus's death needn't have been the start of Tyson's descent. Had Bill Cayton and Kevin Rooney shared Cus's good sense (and his big heart), they could have helped guide Tyson through the dangerous waters of sudden fame for perhaps several more years. But they were both too overt in their greed, and Tyson figured that if he was going to be used as a piece of meat for someone else's financial gain, the user might as well be a black guy (Don King) who, unlike Cayton and Rooney, didn't even bother to pose as a respectable human being. Therefore, the start of the Tyson-King relationship was the true Boning Moment. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 3:17 am

Donald Trump - Celebrities
Boned at birth. Has reboned countless times since. Easily the most accomplished attention whore of the last half century. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 2:53 am

Eric Braeden - Celebrities
All the women in my family are huge Y&R fans, and they hate it when I root for Victor to crush - with extreme prejudice - whichever poor soul happens to be his enemy of the week. I just wish the show's writers would give Braeden better lines at such moments, like: "I will tear out Jack Abbott's intestines and use them to grease the transmission of my Bentley!" -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 2:48 am

Al Pacino - Celebrities
Al boned when his over-the-top performances began to outnumber his quiet, controlled ones. Sadly, that means about 1975. But he's still fun to watch. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 7, 2011, 2:40 am


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