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Darva Conger - Celebrities
Wow, now there's a name I haven't seen in forever. Only in today's world could someone who had a cup of coffee with fame 12 years ago have her own Wikipedia page. -- Submitted By: () on August 30, 2012, 7:58 pm

Blu-Ray - Random Topics
Bah. It took us forever to finally dump VHS for DVD; we didn't go for DVD right away because of the huge collection of VHS tapes we amassed over the years. We couldn't abandon them, we worked too hard to just dump them for some format that would/could go obsolete in less than a decade. Then came the day we were literally forced to wean ourselves off of VHS: new movies were released on DVD only. VHS recording ran up to 6 hours, you could record over shows or movies you no longer cared about or needed, and blank tapes were relatively inexpensive. But there were cons: to get to certain parts, you had to Fast Forward until you reached it. And if the tape was at the very beginning and the part was near the end, you'd be waiting several minutes to hit Play. You had to rewind the tape, otherwise if you left it in the middle, the tape would warp right where you left it. Tapes could get eaten by the VHS player. Then, at last, we gave DVDs a try: You didn't need to fast forward to reach the end; all you had to do was go through a menu to pick the part you wanted to see. Fast Forward now had more speeds, and in the time it took to Fast Forward a tape, you could Fast Forward the same DVD about 8-16 times in a row. It took about a year for movies to go from silver screen to tapes on store shelves, but it takes DVD mere months. They had higher storage capabilities and had features not seen in VHS: Commentary mode, animatics (for animated movies), and more. Discs are way smaller than tapes, and you could fit many discs in storage case. But, there were cons: DVD players were pricey back then and DVDs with recording capabilities were expensive. Nowadays, the prices have gone down, so the cons are all but eliminated. And so, we rebuilt our VHS collection on DVD. Now, enter Blu-Ray. It's the advent of DVD all over again, this time repackaged with more memory, and you need a whole new player in order to use it. Nobody I know has one. Plus, with Hulu, downloadable movies, and other competition, there's not really much of a reason to own one. -- Submitted By: () on August 28, 2012, 3:24 pm

18 Kids and Counting - TV Shows
@Pelirojo: 1. Many of the kids are older than 18 now and could easily speak up if they wanted to. It's not like the media wouldn't eat that up. 2. As previously stated, if there was something awful to find about the family, it probably would've been found my now. 3. It really seems like TLC wanted this show to be another Kate Plus 8 or whatnot showing how horrible these people are, but I don't think they can find anything truly horrible to show about them. -- Submitted By: () on August 27, 2012, 6:30 pm

Multiculturalism - Random Topics
Like it or not, the United States IS a multicultural nation [yes, even in our region, DolFan] and I believe it's to every individual's benefit to know what makes other folks tick as much as possible. It's not that I think other cultures are all sweetness and light while mine is totally rotten to the core [or vice versa] but I believe trying to learn about other cultures and societies can help re understanding and understand beats ignorance any day. Even if one considers another individual an enemy or vice versa, it's better to know their background and MO than be ignorant of this. Learning other languages can be a key to and I wish I knew more than just English and being somewhat functional in Spanish because even the meanings of individual words can unlock so much of people's culture and history which can open quite a few doors. Music, art, ,cuisine, literature, history, etc. of one's own and others can inspire. I agree that following someone else's prescribed curriculum may not be one's best interest; hence I encourage anyone reading this who is interested to go to the nearest library and read the primary sources re all the above and it can't hurt to study the tenets of the world's major religions to help in one's quest. This isn't something that can happen in a single day or semester but may be a quest of a lifetime. For the record, I'm a proud Christian, native-born US citizen man but that doesn't mean I can't be inspired by learning about how others have lived in this world. -- Submitted By: () on August 12, 2012, 3:47 pm

Olympic Games - Random Topics
I agree. I never understood the draw of the Olympics. It hogs up airtime from other things, and it's just an excuse for people to act like a jingoistic asshole. I know that makes me a bad American, but deal with it. -- Submitted By: () on August 8, 2012, 10:09 am

TheTruth.com - Websites
The Truth? These turn me more onto smoking than turn me off and I don't even smoke. -- Submitted By: () on August 5, 2012, 9:32 pm

Hogan's Heroes - TV Shows
Just for the sake of those who will read these comments in the future, it should be made clear that the Germans who ran the Prisoner of War camp, Stalag 13 in "Hogan's Heroes" were not Nazis. They were "Regular Army/Military". Even the rotund General Burkhalter, whom Kommandant Klink and Sergeant Shultz were deathly afraid of, was not a Nazi. Klink, Shultz and even Burkhalter often had disparaging remarks about the Nazis and the Nazi Party. When Nazis were shown on the series, they were presented in a non-comedic manner and were always portrayed as the real Nazis were - Evil. The series did combat this "Nazi POW Camp" misunderstanding during it's original run. The producers and actors, especially Werner Klemperer who played Klink, did their best to make the truth of the series set-up understood. Obviously most viewers at the time, and through the decades that the show has been in syndication, did (and do) understand the set-up or else the show would not have been highly rated in it's original run and would never have made it into syndication. (In fact, the show was still doing great in the ratings when it became a victim of the infamous CBS "Purge" which saw highly rated series such as "The Beverly Hillbillies", "Green Acres" and "Mayberry RFD" removed from the CBS Network as these "rural" sitcoms didn't fit in with the then-CBS Bosses vision of their "Tiffany" Network.) - - - - - As for Boning the Fish? Even though the show was flailing a bit during it's last year, and retreading script ideas, it was still fresh enough and funny enough that it never boned. -- Submitted By: () on July 31, 2012, 9:47 pm

Ghost Adventures - TV Shows
One of the few things that bothers me about "Ghost Adventures" is the over-reliance on EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). The guys could have some interesting evidence of other sorts, then they'll play an EVP of a "ghost" speaking, and it sounds like, "bzvp". The guys will listen to the "bzvp" and say, "Oh my God! The Ghost just said "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death"!!!" Otherwise, it hasn't boned yet. -- Submitted By: () on July 30, 2012, 10:23 pm

Jonas Brothers - Music Groups
Joe released a solo album. Because of an appearance from foul mouthed rapper Lil Wayne, it was given a parental advisory stamp for explicit lyrics. His targeted audience is tweens and there was no way their parents would allow them to get this album. Therefore, it was not a big success. -- Submitted By: () on July 17, 2012, 12:11 am

Disney Channel - Random Topics
I had a roommate last year that was obsessed with Good Luck Charlie. He was a 20-year-old male who wanted to be a lawyer. Seriously. -- Submitted By: () on July 14, 2012, 10:19 am

ABC World News - TV Shows
OK, I hate to comment two times in a row on a show, but I just saw the teaser for tonight's World News broadcast. On top of coverage of the over-dramatized airplane hijacking that wasn't to be, and coverage of the OUTRAGEOUS SCANDAL that the United States' Olympic uniforms are made in CHINA (whilst ABC creams itself in glee that it was the first to break this hard-hitting story), they're now covering Carly Rae Jepsen, yes that teenybopping brat who wrote that inspid "Call Me Maybe" song as its Person of the Week!!! WHAT THE F IS WRONG WITH THIS NETWORK?!? Remember when this honor was reserved for people that, I don't know, did good things for the world? Peter Jennings is rolling in his grave at this spectacle. -- Submitted By: () on July 13, 2012, 5:38 pm

Joe Paterno - Celebrities
All the reports are saying he was heavily involved in the Sandusky coverup. Talk about a fall from the top. -- Submitted By: () on July 12, 2012, 4:24 pm

Chuck Norris - Celebrities
One of the coming attractions for the movie "Good Guys Wear Black" was footage of Chuck karate kicking the front windshield of a car, while the car was in motion. Yeah, OK. He made some BAD movies in the 70s. -- Submitted By: () on July 9, 2012, 2:59 pm

That '70s Show - TV Shows
I've just watched the first four seasons and for the most part have enjoyed it (Save for the Musical episode...shudder). However the Fez overload got to be a bit much. He had a lot of funny moments, don't get me wrong, but he was overexposed at times, and it got annoying how the audience would piss themselves at his every line, even if it was just a "hello." Overall though, those first few seasons have pretty been funny. -- Submitted By: () on July 8, 2012, 11:28 am

Caillou - TV Shows
This pretty much sums it up: http://www.crapmykidswatch.com/2012/04/caillou.html -- Submitted By: () on July 8, 2012, 9:47 am

Greed - TV Shows
I preferred Greed to Millionaire simply because Chuck Woolery was a far superior host to Regis Philbin. He played the part well and made you feel you were watching contestants make a deal with the devil instead of some cheesy camera hog, so he was a perfect fit for the show. The trouble was that the format was kind of rushed, there were no millionaires, and the show dragged on. If they tried to do this show again now with some minor changes, it might have a chance. -- Submitted By: () on July 8, 2012, 9:17 am

Good Morning America - TV Shows
Robin Roberts. I know she's been a great spokeswoman for cancer awareness, but I cannot stand her. She is just loud, annoying to listen to, and a poor fit for the program. I also don't enjoy the show simply because it has gone away from its news premise. There's fifteen minutes of legitimate headlines that they rush through so they can get to the latest celebrity gossip, makeover madness, and whatever else crap they can put in. Unwatchable. -- Submitted By: () on July 6, 2012, 6:05 am

National Treasure - Movie Series
The adventure is fascinating and I like how Riley actually got some female admiration from time to time despite being an absolute nerd. The important thing to remember is this is exclusively fantasy, it's sad that some pragmatic thinking adults have lost their sense of wonder and romanticism. -- Submitted By: () on June 27, 2012, 12:34 pm

Michael Jackson - Celebrities
Jacko was guilty. The jury got too caught up in the celebrity power and potential money/book deals to make the right decision. Even if the accusers were a bit flaky, the evidence was there to convict him. -- Submitted By: () on June 23, 2012, 12:35 pm

View, The - TV Shows
This is where I miss the old site. Their comments on this dreck were priceless. -- Submitted By: () on June 22, 2012, 10:42 am

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