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Forum: Amusement Bark 13 September 2017, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By RealityChuck
Berman was one of the better comedians of his era...

Berman was one of the better comedians of his era (if you don't like his phone conversations, you'd be very disappointed by Bob Newhart).
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 August 2017, 04:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,225
Posted By RealityChuck
I recently rewatched The Good Place. It...

I recently rewatched The Good Place.

It improves the second time around when you know what's really going on.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 June 2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 224,302
Posted By RealityChuck
I've been rewatching The Good Place on NBC.com. ...

I've been rewatching The Good Place on NBC.com.

Holy shirt, that show is amazing! Especially the second time around when you see everything again.
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 April 2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,860
Posted By RealityChuck
Still the best version, too, in every respect.

Still the best version, too, in every respect.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 December 2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,728
Posted By RealityChuck
It's absolutely certain that the woman in the...

It's absolutely certain that the woman in the song wants to stay. Look at the lyrics:

I really can't stay -- you only say this when you are reluctant to leave
Got to go away -- "got to" --...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 December 2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,917
Posted By RealityChuck
"It's Garry Shandling's Show."

"It's Garry Shandling's Show."
Forum: Automobiles 05 June 2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,125
Posted By RealityChuck
Sounds fishy to me. The line is a joke used...

Sounds fishy to me.

The line is a joke used to finish the song. I seriously doubt the songwriters gave a damn about whether it matched a real situation.

Next you'll be asking what animal a...
Forum: Food 23 May 2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,729
Posted By RealityChuck
Most ice creams do have additives to slow...

Most ice creams do have additives to slow melting. Some, like agar, are natural products.
Forum: Inboxer Rebellion 23 March 2016, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 65,899
Posted By RealityChuck
My college workplace is designated as a safe...

My college workplace is designated as a safe place. If someone is in danger, they can go into any office and they can report what's happening and will get shielded and security will be called.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 March 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,412
Posted By RealityChuck
He chose himself. When the Beatles came along,...

He chose himself. When the Beatles came along, he was reduced to producing and running Parlophone Records, which was the low-rent division of EMI. Most of his output of the time was comedy records,...
Forum: Language 26 January 2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 39,996
Posted By RealityChuck
On British ships, too? :rolleyes: The OED...

On British ships, too? :rolleyes:

The OED gives a cite for iron-clad as "unable to be changed" from 1838, years before ironclad warships.

We've debunked "sleep tight" many times here.

The...
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 January 2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,282
Posted By RealityChuck
It's a systemic problem in Hollywood, not just...

It's a systemic problem in Hollywood, not just the Oscars. It's less out-and-out racism as a feeling that a certain type of actor is good for "prestige" roles, and more often, the names who fit that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 January 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,434
Posted By RealityChuck
They had me with the 1930s Universal logo, but...

They had me with the 1930s Universal logo, but the "would that you were" bit is tedious as hell and not particularly funny. The first promo was excellent, but if this was the first thing I saw, I'd...
Forum: Humor 23 December 2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 80,124
Posted By RealityChuck
The thinking behind that is perfectly logical: ...

The thinking behind that is perfectly logical: you want to include hobbies in your resume to give an idea that you have interests outside the office. It makes the resume more interesting and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 November 2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,147
Posted By RealityChuck
Cubans were accepted as white: Even when...

Cubans were accepted as white: Even when baseball was closed to Blacks, there were 40 Cubans who played in the major leagues before Jackie Robinson broke the color line. Mike Gonzalez, Dolph Luque,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 October 2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 224,302
Posted By RealityChuck
I was very impressed. It caught the entire point...

I was very impressed. It caught the entire point of a superhero, and it's so nice to see a joyful one after all the mopy, dark, bleak, and deliberately sadistic elements that have become completely...
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 September 2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,185
Posted By RealityChuck
Yes, it could be. It could also be using robots...

Yes, it could be. It could also be using robots instead of actors, run by leprechauns with fangs.

But, in the case of courtroom shows, neither is the case.
Forum: Politics 22 September 2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 44,658
Posted By RealityChuck
Even if the points about Muslims are true (and I...

Even if the points about Muslims are true (and I doubt that), the entire exercise is just post hoc ergo propter hoc. There is no connection between the first half and the second half.
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 September 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,185
Posted By RealityChuck
In the case of court shows, there is no script,...

In the case of court shows, there is no script, and those on them are the actual people who have a complaint. So their reactions and comments are genuine. The situation is a tiny bit artificial...
Forum: Amusement Bark 31 August 2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,503
Posted By RealityChuck
Never saw any of his movies (horror films just...

Never saw any of his movies (horror films just annoy me), but I did love his TV series, Nightmare Cafe.

I do appreciate how important an artist he is, though.
Forum: Legal Affairs 29 July 2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 58,842
Posted By RealityChuck
The cops are not allowed to search your mail if...

The cops are not allowed to search your mail if it's in the possession of the postal service. Otherwise, why not just put drugs in an envelope (with postage) and be home free?

They certainly...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 July 2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 201,601
Posted By RealityChuck
Mr. Holmes. Excellent drama that manages to say...

Mr. Holmes. Excellent drama that manages to say something new about the character. Ian McKellan is great, but you expect that.
Forum: History 30 June 2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 101,916
Posted By RealityChuck
The "states rights" argument is really just...

The "states rights" argument is really just saying, "Let's go back to the Articles of Confederation." They had plenty of states rights.

But it's not out of any respect for the Constitution, which...
Forum: History 23 June 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 101,916
Posted By RealityChuck
This, of course, is the most pernicious myth. ...

This, of course, is the most pernicious myth. The South seceded because of slavery. This isn't supposition: They specifically said this was the reason.

South Carolina -- who seceded first --...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 May 2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 18,289
Posted By RealityChuck
I don't remember the Berenstain Bears at all. ...

I don't remember the Berenstain Bears at all.

I do remember Stan and Jan Berenstain, who wrote humorous books about the joys and difficulties of marriage. I read those as a kid and liked them a...
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