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Yardstick2006

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« Reply #640 on: 05-16-2006 13:28 »

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DotheBartman

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« Reply #641 on: 05-17-2006 05:14 »
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Originally posted by Beamer:


Anyway, enough of this, I'm getting real sick of arguing with you. It's like talking to a sponge, only you don't absorb anything whatsoever. So, back on topic, The Monkey Suit aired in the US last night. How was it?

Pretty good.  I thought there was some wasted potential in terms of the storyline and especcially the satire, but the episode itself was funny and the characters were mostly well written (and really notably good use of side characters I thought).  Not a classic, or as good as "Neverending Story" and "The Girl Who Slept Too Little" in my book, but one of the better ones this season.

Too bad this next one looks like shit...and incidentally, for anyone who's interested, the guest star Mandy Moore has a brief piece on IGN (it might be from the Fox site itself but I haven't checked) where she talks about doing the show.  But it's pretty insipid, so I won't bother linking it.  The only thing it really reveals is that there will be some singing parts, which makes my stomach churn.

Benders_Fan

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« Reply #642 on: 05-17-2006 13:12 »

I like it know.i used to hate it,but I like it now.Homer is my favorite character!
JDB

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« Reply #643 on: 05-27-2006 19:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
I never saw any commercials for Simpsons Christmas Stories... In fact, I saw several commercials for My Strummer Vacation (they were using the whole Keith Richards-palm tree incident to promote it for some stupid-ass reason).

Yeah, they had it written in the TV Guide and in that newspaper pull-out "The Guide". It was scheduled in there for about two weeks and never shown.

Beamer

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« Reply #644 on: 05-27-2006 22:21 »

Hmmm. Stupid Channel 10...

So, I take it from the lack (well, total absense) of comments on the season finale that it was complete shit?
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #645 on: 05-28-2006 01:45 »
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I wasn't able to catch it (that, or I wasn't paying attention), but for some reason, I doubt I missed anything at all.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #646 on: 05-29-2006 01:06 »

You didn't.  I thought it was pretty bad (C-).  The biggest problem was that the two new characters were so bland and uninteresting that it was entirely impossible to care about their part of the story.
Beamer

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« Reply #647 on: 06-01-2006 02:54 »

I just watched four new episodes, so, reviews:

The Wettest Stories Ever Told

Crap, crap, crap. These three-story episodes always suck, and having two in one season is just way too much. Typical sort of thing I'd expect from this kind of episode, a few laughs, nothing memorable whatsoever. The writers just need to stop doing these, full-stop.

D+

Girls Just Want to Have Sums

I really enjoyed this episode. Okay, so it took a while to get into the plot, and the ending was kinda rushed and aimless, but the exaggerated gender stereotypes were funny, and there were lots of great jokes the whole way through. Loved the Ralph abuse and Santa's Little Helper somehow sending Homer to sleep in the doghouse. The only downside was the structure - maybe some more rewriting would've helped here. Still, easily one of the best episodes this season.

A-

Regarding Margie

Hmm, pretty average episode. The premise was lame and way too similar to an American Dad episode (Francine's Flashback). Although it was handled in an interesting way at times, there were too many unbelievable, convient "quick fixes" in it. A few good jokes, but nothing that special... On a side note, the first time I've laughed at a chalkboard gag in a few years.

B-

The Monkey Suit

Perhaps the most interesting episode in theory, though I don't think it played out as well as it could have. I mean, some excellent points were made, but the storyline of the episode itself just fell apart in the second half. Loved the digs at creationism, but the episode itself was just lacking... I was expecting more from J. Stewart Burns, that's for sure.

B+
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #648 on: 06-02-2006 07:04 »

And so ends another lacklustre season of The Simpsons.

    In Loving Memory Of
     Satire
     1989-1998
Gone But Not Forgotten
DotheBartman

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« Reply #649 on: 06-02-2006 12:25 »

Clearly someone hasn't been watching The Daily Show.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #650 on: 06-02-2006 16:08 »

dDude what is it with you and Colbert?
newhook_1

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« Reply #651 on: 06-04-2006 20:45 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2006 20:45 »

Colbert isn't on the Daily Show anymore, foo.

"Million Dollar Abie" was on FOX today. It was pretty good. The whole episode was a bit too quickly paced for my taste, I really think the idea the everyone in town hated grandpa would have been a good enough episode on its own, but it wasn't that big a deal. I'm a dirty hippie vegetarian so I liked the ending.   
DotheBartman

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« Reply #652 on: 06-04-2006 23:56 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
 I'm a dirty hippie vegetarian so I liked the ending.   


I hope you haven't come down with....vaginitis.
  wink
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #653 on: 06-18-2006 02:52 »

As that jackass David A(sshole) desided to close my two threads on this subject here it is a THIRD time.

I saw this being discussed on the NHC and thought that it deserved its own thread. However since the mods there banned me for no reason I'll have to post it here.
I think there is a possibility that she coud be. I have Aspegers and I allways come up as 'Lisa' on every Simpsons personality test that I have done.

1. Obsession with a certain topic.
(Jazz/Corey)
2. Tendancy to be religiophobic.

3. Unusually eloquent for age.

4. Short temper.

5. Social awkwardness.

What do you think?

alexvilagosh

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« Reply #654 on: 06-18-2006 03:37 »

I think I don't care.
Beamer

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« Reply #655 on: 06-18-2006 04:37 »

1. Why would we need a seperate discussion threads for individual Simpsons characters and their personality tests?

2. Why post something that already got two threads closed? I think that should make it pretty obvious that it's not going to be a very producive discussion.

3. Nobody gets banned for no reason.

4. She's just a gifted child. You know what kind of exaggerated character humour The Simpsons does - I highly doubt the writers intended it at all, and nobody is supposed to read into the show this much.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #656 on: 06-18-2006 05:38 »

Also, David A didn't do squat to you. He doesn't actually have any sort of ability to close your threads.

Lisa is playing to the stereotype of the underappreciated middle child, initially, though has become more of an American Liberal mouth piece  as the show has gone on. She's everything you might expect from a hyper-intelligent 8-year old girl combined with a 46-year-old University Lecturer. A GOOD one.
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« Reply #657 on: 06-18-2006 07:11 »

I'd say that's the dumbest thing I ever heard. That list is so vague it describes every other nerd on the internet. And since when is "religiophobia" a symptom of AS?
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #658 on: 06-18-2006 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Also, David A didn't do squat to you. He doesn't actually have any sort of ability to close your threads.

Lisa is playing to the stereotype of the underappreciated middle child, initially, though has become more of an American Liberal mouth piece  as the show has gone on. She's everything you might expect from a hyper-intelligent 8-year old girl combined with a 46-year-old University Lecturer. A GOOD one.

Well, I'm unusually smart for my age (18) and I could read fluently by the time I was Lisa's age.Lisa has exibited some of the traits that are associated with AS. Being Aspergers doesnt make you a bad person, as you implied.

Yardstick2006

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« Reply #659 on: 06-19-2006 01:20 »

No replies? Looks like I win again.
CrapBag

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« Reply #660 on: 06-19-2006 01:33 »

shut up!
what did dave do to you?

And I bet i am not the only one who doesn't think you are "unusually smart"
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #661 on: 06-19-2006 01:43 »

God you're annoying.
Spawn_3005

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« Reply #662 on: 06-19-2006 01:50 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2006 01:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Beamer:
3. Nobody gets banned for no reason.
I get banned from places all the time for no reason. I Deserve An Explanation!!

Quick question, are the Simpsons getting better? At least better than the previous 2 or 3 seasons.
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #663 on: 06-19-2006 03:01 »

I think they are better than they where in the Scully Era but only marginally better. The show will never again reach the highs it enjoyed during the early years.
Spawn_3005

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« Reply #664 on: 06-19-2006 03:06 »
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Nor should it.

It's like the supposed "Seinfeld Curse". Those four people were on one of the most successful sitcoms ever, and just because they can't match that success, people say they're cursed.

The Simpsons had some great episodes, you can't expect it to match that quility, especially after 17 seasons. There's a reason why shows generally end after 8 or 9 seasons, and The Simpsons are showing us that reason.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #665 on: 06-19-2006 05:24 »

Yardstick, Asperger's or not, you KNOW you're a troll and that no one wants you around.  You're a disgrace to every decent person that also has it.  Please go away.

For the record, Yardstick's retarded (no pun intended) posts were a response to a thread at NHC about whether Ralph Wiggum is supposed to be autistic (the answer being: absolutely not).
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #666 on: 06-19-2006 07:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2006 07:38 »

   
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Being Aspergers doesnt make you a bad person, as you implied.

What the fuck?

Ignoring your other idiocy, I think this actually takes the cake.

 
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Well, I'm unusually smart for my age (18)

Bullshit. It's possible that you're a gifted academic, but you've also got your head shoved way, WAY up your own arse. You have absolutely no wit and no ability to read people. How you could ever actually enjoy the Simpsons in the first place is a mystery.

Yardstick2006

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« Reply #667 on: 06-19-2006 15:35 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Yardstick, Asperger's or not, you KNOW you're a troll and that no one wants you around.  You're a disgrace to every decent person that also has it.  Please go away.


If I do go away, it wont be of my own accord, I assure you. You call ME a disgrace?! You call ME a troll?! At least I dont try and goad people into a flamewar like you do with Jake and TerrorK. Yes, I read your posts on the NHC, accusing members of insulting people when you know damn well they had done no such thing. Your condesending attitude towards me only prooves what a congenital douchebag you are. So before you get all high and mighty calling me a disgrace and a troll take a nice long look in the mirror, retard.

newhook_1

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« Reply #668 on: 06-19-2006 22:07 »

Did it ever occur to you that no one likes you on these message boards for a reason?
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #669 on: 06-19-2006 22:33 »

I don't think much has ever occured to him, reason or not.
Pedro La Loco

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« Reply #670 on: 06-19-2006 23:29 »

The Simpsons Rules(except season 7)
Beamer

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« Reply #671 on: 06-19-2006 23:53 »

... You're joking, right? What's wrong with Season 7, and more importantly, what do you like about Seasons 10-12?!
CrapBag

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« Reply #672 on: 06-20-2006 01:16 »

You know what makes me smarter than you, Yardshick?
I shut up every once in a while
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #673 on: 06-20-2006 01:57 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2006 01:57 »

 
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Originally posted by TriggerHappyJim:
I don't think much has ever occured to him, reason or not.

Shut it you, I'm sick an tired of everyone here ganging up on me you are an asshole  and I hate you.

Yardstick2006

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« Reply #674 on: 06-20-2006 02:03 »

 
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Originally posted by newhook_1:
Did it ever occur to you that no one likes you on these message boards for a reason?


Because most people here are jackasses.
Beamer

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« Reply #675 on: 06-20-2006 02:32 »

The kind of jackasses who make double off-topic posts, saying things like "you are an asshole and I hate you?" Yeah, you're right. The problem's not with you, it's with everyone else on this entire forum. You should leave.  smile
Yardstick2006

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« Reply #676 on: 06-20-2006 11:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Spawn_3005:
Nor should it.

It's like the supposed "Seinfeld Curse". Those four people were on one of the most successful sitcoms ever, and just because they can't match that success, people say they're cursed.

The Simpsons had some great episodes, you can't expect it to match that quility, especially after 17 seasons. There's a reason why shows generally end after 8 or 9 seasons, and The Simpsons are showing us that reason.


That is a rather profound way of looking at it. I am of the opinion that the show should have ended after Season 9 or 10. As a general rule, shows go down hill after they hit 10. Friends knew when to call it quits, much as I think that the show is a shmaltzy-cliche-riddled-unrealistic-people-like-that-dont-exist-in-real-New-York pice of shite, I'll give them kudos for stopping after 10 years. The Simpsons, however have been dragging their feet for the best part of 5 years, the producers squacking in every interview the usual 'no end in sight' rhetoric. We cant look to Al 'What decline?' Jean to repair the damage done by Scully if he continues to wear those rose-tinted glasses.
mookie427

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« Reply #677 on: 06-20-2006 11:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-20-2006 11:29 »

I really can't believe it....yardstick, pull yourself together, man. you've been here for over 6 months, and yet, you are acting like a complete jerk. I am surprised no-one has banned you yet, but from that little display of retardedness, I'm sure people will begin to consider whether it is worth actually having you on this board at all.

ANYWAY....back on topic....

I also think that the Simpsons went downhill very fast after season 10, which is coincidentally when they stopped showing it in the UK for a while....I've seen the odd few episodes on C4 and they just aren't funny in the slightest any more....
TriggerHappyJim

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« Reply #678 on: 06-20-2006 12:24 »

 
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Originally posted by Yardstick2006:
  Shut it you, I'm sick an tired of everyone here ganging up on me you are an asshole  and I hate you.

Can I put my dick in your ear?  smile
Spawn_3005

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« Reply #679 on: 06-20-2006 13:24 »

LOL. Wow.

Is anyone going to get season 10-17 on DVD when they come out? I probably will.
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