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Leonard Nimoy - Celebrities
I love TV and movies but I don't get into celebrity worship. Robin Williams was one of my favorite actors. When I heard of his death I reacted with "that's a shame," and moved on without a second thought. Something deeply strange happened when I heard Leonard Nimoy was dead. I was working at my desk around noon on Friday and decided to check out the news. I hit the NPR stream on my phone and they were playing the Star Trek theme from the original series. I thought, cool, a Star Trek story. Instead of the usual 10 or 15 second clip, they played the whole thing and I began to get uneasy, the music went on for too long and I knew something was up. After the theme finished a very somber NPR guy said, "Leonard Nimoy died this morning at his home in California. He was 83." Here's the weird part. I cried. The news hit me right in the gut and I sobbed like a little kid. I still can't figure out why. I had never met the man and had no personal connection to him or his family. Yet there I was crying over the news of his death. I guess Nimoy and the character he was forever tied to, Spock, represented the best of human (and Vulcan) character traits. While Kirk was the frat-boy "let's break the rules and bang the babes" kind of guy, Spock was the stand-up, do what's right nerd. He was the one who took deep pride in wearing the Star Fleet uniform and was very much the conscience of the USS Enterprise. Spock has been a part of my entire life, I never knew a time without him, or Leonard Nimoy, until now. If Gene Roddenberry's vision of a better future is to last it is because of the character Spock, so brilliantly brought to life by Nimoy. I mourn the actor's passing but I know Spock will live on for many more generations. Spock and Nimoy were the best we have to offer the universe. He was the best of us, the best of our hearts, and the best of our souls and minds. LLAP old friend in your new home. -- Submitted By: () on March 1, 2015, 7:15 am

Star Trek - TV Shows
Live long and prosper in the next life, buddy. My heart is broken. -- Submitted By: () on February 27, 2015, 12:27 pm

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (1985) - TV Shows
Destro was underrated, a heck of a villain -- Submitted By: () on January 26, 2015, 1:46 pm

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Movie Series
Ugh, tell me about it. My brony friends would pay $10 for an object worth $1 just because "ponies!". I look at the brony phenomenon, and wonder "why?". I gave it another try, but don't see what the big deal is. The plots range from average to contrived. The "awesome animation" is Flash. You know, the stuff average people use online since they can't afford animation studios? I watched both Equestria Girls movies with them. The villain of the first movie, who's done major damage (both physical and immaterial), is very sorry and ready to be good once she's defeated. Say what? I recall a demon-centaur from the original My Little Pony, and he was evil. Why do they give people this pathetic HSM wannabe and this "I'm mean because I don't know how to make friends!" crybaby instead? SMDH. Well, as long as the bronies aren't hurting anyone. -- Submitted By: () on January 1, 2015, 7:05 pm

Christmas - Random Topics
I hate how commercialized christmas has become. Just about as commercialized as halloween became. But, it became more about getting the best gifts for people and that's what it boils down to. Buy, buy, buy and buy the best things in order to be festive. It also became a day where we take one day off to be nice to eachother but the next day, it's back to the normal swing of things. One thing that annoyed me the most, is, one of my local radio stations takes it upon itself to pull a 24-hour x-mas music format. Starts on the 21st of November, even before Thanksgiving and ends about a week passing New Years. That's taking the piss for x-mas music. By then, everyone is practically begging the radio station to go back to Top 40s format. -- Submitted By: () on December 26, 2014, 11:54 pm

Grammy Awards - Random Topics
Well, the Grammys, Academies etc. are all pre-decided by the industries running them. Whatever garnered the most money, success or whatever, wins. I think it's a joke whenever they mention that the people voted them to win. When really, it's the industries. -- Submitted By: () on December 26, 2014, 11:33 pm

Batman (1966) - TV Shows
First off, Batman isn't "campy." Campy is when you laugh at something intended to be taken seriously but which comes off as corny or just plain stupid. Batman was a deliberate lampoon and subtle satire. (Subtle enough to have kids taking it totally seriously, anyway). Why it was so successful among comic and non-comic fans alike was because it wasn't making fun of comics, it was simply presenting the established comic book form in live-action format. That juxtaposition alone makes for some humor. For example, in comics we take lettered sound-effects completely for granted. (And the "CRASH!", "BAM!", "WHAM!" are present even in the most seriously handled titles.) They serve to expand on what is inherently a silent medium; like the dialogue balloons, they add the "third dimension" of "sound" to the two-dimensions of the printed pages' art. All the Batman TV show did was keep the comic book practice in, and the redundancy adds humor without mocking the original. It was cleverly artistic if you ask me. Ang Lee tried to do something similar in his Hulk movie, with less than successful results, but it was interesting and didn't interfere with the drama. In fact, the show was quite faithful to the comic book. You had all the characters present (Alfred was even ressurected from his death in the comics); you had all the villains (in the comics before then, Batman was only fighting extradimensional aliens and monsters, not his classic rogues gallery from the Golden Age); and you had the batcave and the batmobile, both handled with expert style and creativity. Bruce even mentions his parents' murder as his motivation for crime-fighting, and Commisioner Gordon tells why Batman uses the bat motif to strike fear into criminals. It's all there. Instead of Batman being panned as a "non-serious" handling of the character, it should be congratulated for its faithfulness AND for saving the character. Batman comics were selling badly then, on the verge of cancellation. Before Batman premiered, the comics sold "only" about 300,000 copies per month (a number today's publishers wished they had). After Adam West donned the cowl, monthly sales shot up to over a million. Holy (Cash) Cow, Batman! -- Submitted By: () on November 27, 2014, 2:07 am

Hercules: The Animated Series - TV Shows
robert they must hire from fanfiction.net -- Submitted By: () on November 23, 2014, 9:14 am

Night Court - TV Shows
Great great show during its prime. Harry Anderson and John Larroquette are one of the more underrated comedy duos in TV history, and the show itself was so well-written. It was hilarious, had great gags and lines (I'm keeping a list of Dan Fielding's put-downs just in case I ever need them in real life), and although were a few exceptions, it could also be touching and thought-provoking without being sappy or preachy. It's too bad we'll never see anything like ever again. -- Submitted By: () on November 19, 2014, 2:01 pm

Malcolm in the Middle - TV Shows
The Way It Should Have Ended: Frances and Piama move to Utah and join a polygamist cult. They live unhappily with 4 sister-wives and a pig named Lois. There is a lot of jealousy. Reese becomes famous after winning back-to-back Iron Chef competitions but still has no friends. He is addicted to online sex chat rooms where he uses the nickname DarthDong. He appears on cam bare ass naked except for a a Darth Vader helmet and performs perverted stunts with small appliances and occasionally fruit. Reese is very happy with his life. Malcolm flunks out of Harvard and becomes an alcoholic private detective. He is hired by Hal to investigate Dewey, who has become very eccentric and weird. Malcolm follows Dewey to an old warehouse and discovers the severed heads of 6 people floating in jars. He recognizes one as belonging to Jamie, his youngest brother who mysteriously disappeared when he was 6 years old. Dewey gets the drop on him and Malcolm becomes head number 7 in the collection. Dewey is very happy with his life and teaches music at his old middle school. He has a cat named Mittens The Kitten. -- Submitted By: () on November 18, 2014, 5:07 pm

Garfield (comic strip) - Random Topics
I think Garfield's 15 minutes of fame were long gone and dead. I mean, the comics themselves were golden probably the first year or two of strips. But if you've actually paid attention, you'll notice that the strips are basically recycling themselves. How many instances have you read where Garfield eats the food and his owner Jon Arbuckle comically yelling at him for it? There's only so many directions you can take that but it gets rehashed a lot. The dialogue has even gotten pale and lacks much wit or charm. Kinda starts making you question a bit of why it was even popular still. The real movie is what really destroyed it for me since I was a Garfield fan up until that point. I never saw the movie myself or it's sequel. I just knew that's when Garfield has boned and really has shown it's age as a comic strip. It needs to go, it's just Jim Davis' one trick pony. -- Submitted By: () on November 16, 2014, 1:54 am

Justin Bieber - Celebrities
This kid is so overrated. His voice isn't even that bad, it's just that his songs have no "feel" or soul to them. Like that "Baby, Baby, Ohhh" song, just feels prepackaged for the tweens. Also, he gives off vibes of autotuning... NOT cool. -- Submitted By: () on October 10, 2014, 8:56 pm

Good Times - TV Shows
The big issue with the show, was the family lived in the Government Projects and they made it a problem when it came to paying rent or buying food. But you pay nothing to live in the projects also they got food stamps too. -- Submitted By: () on October 2, 2014, 11:18 am

Star Wars - Movie Series
You know, it should be up to the community and fandom of what's canon and non-canon. Because apparently the people who created this universe. Just can't seem to make up their mind or that they do but they affect a lot of things. -- Submitted By: () on September 30, 2014, 5:14 am

Religion - Random Topics
Oh, look like someone got a little mad at that one. lol -- Submitted By: () on September 30, 2014, 5:11 am

Apple Inc. - Random Topics
Name me an Apple computer where you could make your own choices on how it should be built to operate on specific functions. Like, gaming. I hear crickets. The one and major gripe I have with Apple. Is that they have a nag for claiming ideas that were already done before them, as theirs. Sure, the technology has evolved to make them better. But, Apple wasn't the first. Take their IPod, for example. Basically it's an MP3 portable player that relies on a crappy program to put music on. All Apple did was boost it's space so you could hold more songs on it. That was it. Then they jacked up the price to several hundred dollars. Which leads me to my other point. Does everything Apple release have to be marked for over a grand and a half? even their smallest piece of hardware is within under a grand, but near. You could find so many cheap alternatives, especially when it comes to computers, and they'll function just as if not better than anything Apple has made. Yet Apple fans eat this up and flaunt on how they spent over $1,800 on their little Mac computer. Pfft, I can make a PC roughly a third of that price and it'll function better than any Mac on the market. Eat it, fanboys. I'd hate to be under the umbrella of a corporation that tells me when it's time to upgrade when I'M the one to decide that. -- Submitted By: () on September 30, 2014, 5:07 am

Rap (music) - Random Topics
I've had a phase where I've actually accepted Rap. I've had my select favorites: Snoop-Dogg, Dr.Dre, Ice Cube just to name a few. Lyrics mattered as much as the beats did. Now it has become nothing but flash and complete ego-stroking every inch of the way. If you have ever watched a rap music video. You'll notice that the theme is the same exact thing. You watch one music video, you've seen them all. It hasn't changed in three decades, it just grows gradually more exaggerated every decade that passes. They always claim that they're not in it to make money. That they're in it to make themselves heard and how hard times are. Newsflash, asshole. We know times are hard and if you're not in it for the money. How come you are going off about how big your house is, how many bitches you fuck within a week, how much drug/alcohol you get away doing everytime and how much money you make off of your so-called "music"? I guess the times are not that hard if they're making so much money off of this genre. Which is why it's trash. -- Submitted By: () on September 27, 2014, 2:34 am

Kid Rock - Music Groups
You know, I think he acknowledged what kind of a talent he is. I'll take a lyric from one of his songs called American Badass. "I know it stinks in here, because I'm the shit!" Yes you were and are, Kid Rock, you're the shit. The BAD kind of shit. Metallica should have sued your balls off instead of Napster for ripping their sound off from Sad But True, you talentless hack. -- Submitted By: () on September 27, 2014, 1:41 am

NFL - Random Topics
NFL these days=National Felons League. No wonder I've referred to the commissioner as Badell for years. -- Submitted By: () on September 22, 2014, 7:45 pm

My Living Doll - TV Shows
A seriously obscure show that deserves a look, mostly for the interesting (and skilled) performances given by (two of my all-time favorites; Bob Cummings and (the ever elegant and beautiful Julie Newmar). Definitely, a B-level effort by the associated TV station, but, ultimately, a situation in which the final product was greater than the "sum of its parts". Fortunately, the series wasn't 'lost' (which it surely could have been). See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Living_Doll#DVD_release and for free ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ShixDbF_js ). Seriously, check it out. Once you get past the initial (implied) sexual/baby doll presentation of Ms. Newmar, in the original first episode (admittedly, I had some difficulty with that), you'll see a very good premise for a sitcom that was cancelled far too soon... -- Submitted By: () on September 18, 2014, 9:18 pm

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