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Forum: Amusement Bark 28 December 2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,662
Posted By mcolakis
Reading Ms. Stowell, I think. Trebek did a brief...

Ms. Stowell, I think.

Trebek did a brief tribute to her after her last game (her seventh), but he did not talk about her giving the prize money to cancer research. I wonder if there will be any...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 February 2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By mcolakis
Icon23 I liked the "Cranberry Farmer" skit myself:...

I liked the "Cranberry Farmer" skit myself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pBMzx0W5Vw
Forum: SLC 24 January 2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 262,391
Posted By mcolakis
Teacher I went to a counselor for a career aptitude test...

I went to a counselor for a career aptitude test after one setback too many in my academic career. It told me I was in the right profession, but it did suggest some other possibilities for jobs I...
Forum: SLC 23 January 2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 262,391
Posted By mcolakis
Heavt breathing NYC is in the throes of a major blizzard, which...

NYC is in the throes of a major blizzard, which started around 11:30 last night and is still going. There may be several feet of snow by the time it's over. I was supposed to go to the opera tonight,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 January 2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By mcolakis
Cheer In The Andy Griffith Show, which debuted in 1960,...

In The Andy Griffith Show, which debuted in 1960, Andy Taylor was a widowed father. I think The Lucy Show was the first built around unattached moms, though.
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 October 2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,386
Posted By mcolakis
Icon101 It's not brilliantly written, but one of the most...

It's not brilliantly written, but one of the most disturbing books I ever read was IQ 83 by Arthur Herzog, about a DNA experiment that goes wrong and unleashes a "stupid sickness" on the world. If...
Forum: Amusement Bark 27 September 2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 310,985
Posted By mcolakis
The Audi "second owner" ads, where the car's...

The Audi "second owner" ads, where the car's "second owner" pops up to tell the first owner to do something or not to do something rub me the wrong way. It's not your car yet! If the current owner...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 August 2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,206
Posted By mcolakis
Witch Right, it was either Miss Gulch or Toto. We see...

Right, it was either Miss Gulch or Toto. We see her fly past Dorothy's window on her bicycle during the tornado and transform into a witch on a broom. With all the parallels between the people in...
Forum: SLC 12 June 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,849
Posted By mcolakis
I agree it's unlikely, but if people are nervous...

I agree it's unlikely, but if people are nervous about it, I suggest putting the work address rather than the home address on the luggage tag.
Forum: Amusement Bark 24 May 2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 491,612
Posted By mcolakis
Icon05 This is more about bewilderment than outright...

This is more about bewilderment than outright dislike. I keep seeing ads for the Adobe Marketing Cloud and I still have no idea what it is and how it works.

There's the one where the guy...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 May 2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 25,745
Posted By mcolakis
I lost my own mom to cancer, also, so Betty's...

I lost my own mom to cancer, also, so Betty's diagnosis stirred up a lot of emotions, even though she wasn't nearly as young as Betty. I wasn't expecting the show to go there with Betty--with Don,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 May 2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By mcolakis
TV I thought the first possibility would take place...

I thought the first possibility would take place last night with that opening scene, but it turned out to be a dream. Then I thought he would confess at the VFW gathering. The episode ended with...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 May 2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,092
Posted By mcolakis
Psychic Don may well fake his death and live somewhere...

Don may well fake his death and live somewhere else under a new assumed name, but how far do we take the D.B. Cooper parallels? Will he literally hijack a plane and disappear into the wilderness? I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 May 2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 32,076
Posted By mcolakis
I agree with what others have said about...

I agree with what others have said about relatability being more important than likability. I also agree that if an author tries too hard to make someone likable, the result can easily backfire. I...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 March 2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
Baseball When I heard the "misdiagnosis," I thought...

When I heard the "misdiagnosis," I thought cop-out too, as if the creators backtracked when the show was a hit and realized they needed an excuse to keep Lucious alive and mobile longer. Then I read...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 March 2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 491,612
Posted By mcolakis
Icon06 There's a "quit smoking today" ad making the...

There's a "quit smoking today" ad making the rounds here. It shows a man obviously dying of cancer--bald, in a hospital gown, on oxygen--dancing slowly with his wife (I assume) while "Que Sera Sera"...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 March 2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
Tantrum I don't know enough about guns to know if the...

I don't know enough about guns to know if the show made an error, but I thought he was playing Russian roulette with himself, or testing himself to see if he really could pull the trigger. I thought...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 March 2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
Icon106 I still am reeling from last night's episode....

I still am reeling from last night's episode. Andre has really been spiraling downhill the last few weeks--first the crying jag in the shower, then the gun to his head last week, and a complete...
Forum: Amusement Bark 15 February 2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
It was painful, but the two of them should have...

It was painful, but the two of them should have known the "Do you have a girlfriend?" question was bound to arise someday, and they could then have discussed how Jamal should handle it.
Forum: Sightings 13 February 2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,742
Posted By mcolakis
Icon22 That was funny. Steve Harvey makes me tired,...

That was funny. Steve Harvey makes me tired, though. He made Darci feel even more foolish, if that was possible. He does this a lot--so many of the questions practically require an off-color answer,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 February 2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
His bipolar disorder was referenced in the second...

His bipolar disorder was referenced in the second episode, but hasn't been an issue since. I hope the show is not meaning to suggest that everything sketchy he does is due to his mental illness.
Forum: Amusement Bark 25 January 2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,552
Posted By mcolakis
Baseball Yes, I am. I'm not that interested in hip-hop,...

Yes, I am. I'm not that interested in hip-hop, but the "King Lear" and "Lion in Winter" parallels are intriguing.

Jamal is set up to be the most sympathetic, so I'm hoping he can get what he wants...
Forum: Amusement Bark 16 November 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,863
Posted By mcolakis
Icon22 Nice to see the classics shed some of their...

Nice to see the classics shed some of their reputation for stuffiness. The article doesn't even mention some of the crudest jokes. Aristophanes' Peace opens with a couple of slaves making "cakes" for...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 November 2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 491,612
Posted By mcolakis
I hate the FIOS "half fast" commercials. I get...

I hate the FIOS "half fast" commercials. I get the pun; it isn't funny once and it definitely isn't funny repeated over and over. Now there's a Christmas edition where the teens are rolling their...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 September 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 491,612
Posted By mcolakis
Cheer Most of the New York City Lottery commercials are...

Most of the New York City Lottery commercials are annoying, for different reasons:

There's one of zombies trooping to the local convenience store to buy their tickets. I find zombies repulsive,...
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