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Television Shows on Quasar's Bubble

Posted by Quasar on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Right now I'm considering dropping 3 shows. Usually I wait until the end of a season before officially dropping, but I'm considering altering that deal.

Cougar Town. 5 eps into S1 and I'm dreading sitting through another 20 eps to finish the season. The show simply isn't funny, and I don't like any of the characters. I'll try to give this until the midseason break.

Californication. David Duchovny is a dick and he bags chicks. Ok, well at least the 1st season had some actual nudity. S3 and we're getting the PG version. Plus it's just so awesome that this guy who's basically an unfamous writer just has to walk by in the same zip code and the women flock to him. And then at night he bawls to his wife about how much he misses her. Throw in Kathleen Turner as a troll woman who wants to fuck everything, and I'm heading for the door. Since there's only 12 eps in the season, I guess I'll ride the rest of it out, then flush it!

The Venture Bros. This pains me because I loved the first season so much, but every season since then has left me in a state of bewilderment. Fans seem to like this show more the more it goes on, while I'm the opposite. I told myself to be more open minded as I started the S3 premiere, and I actually had a couple minor chuckles in the first half of the show. But then the second half happened, and I was more determined than ever that the show was a huge pile of suckage. I've stuck with it this far, so I guess I'll try to make it to the half season break. I'm pretty sure that'll be the end all be all for me.

Adam54
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 I'll try to tackle Terriers during winter break. After I get to Dr. Who. 

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You know, there's very few shows I actively watch.  I think the only network show I am following is Big Bang Theory.  I watch Mythbusters, Mighty Avengers, Phineas and Ferb, Penguins of Madagascar and some other cable shows, but in terms of network TV, I can think of too many shows I care about.  I even have HBO and haven't gotten into any of their series.

We were watching Al-Quaeda, and all this time our security services should have been keeping watch on Jakester's throbbing nutsack!-Dalton's chin dimple
Quasar
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Posted: 3 years 19 weeks ago

I have a Steven King story which is kind of funny. It happened last week.

I was at the dentist, and the dental hygenist and I were discussing movies/tv. She likes watching ghost shows, like paranormal activity or something on the scyfy channel. She generally likes horror-type movies (but hates Drag Me to Hell, so obviously she has warped taste!). Anyway, she brought up she'd recently watched a movie by Stefan King.

Me: "It's Stephen King."

Her: "Oh whatever."

She goes on tell me it's about a haunted apartment.

Me: "1408?" After a pause, "With John Cusack?"

Her: "No, I think it's older."

Me: "Older. You mean like... THE SHINING!?"

Her: blank stare

Me: "You know, 'Here's Johnny?!'"

Her: "It was the one with Redrum."

Me: "Yes, that's The Shining. Jack Nicholson with the axe through the door. It's the big scene. Everybody knows it."

Her: "I doubt everybody does."

Me: "Trust me."

Her: "Anyway, on <insert name of ghost show>, they went to the hotel where that story actually happened. I wonder if Stephen King normally writes movies based on real events."

Me: "Uh, no, he doesn't. Ever heard of The Langoliers? They're in an airport where time is frozen and the langoliers show up to eat the frozen time."

Her: "Oh."

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
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Posted: 3 years 19 weeks ago

In times like those I enjoy making up facts about what ever topic the person is speaking about. That said, time does freeze in an airport.

also, sad to hear Terriers was cancelled, it was very good but I have yet to watch the last episode. I blame some lackluster advertising for part of it's failure.

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Jack S. Pharaoh
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Posted: 3 years 19 weeks ago

I don't think your dental hygienist is very familiar with the works of Stephen King.

Drakemd
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Quasar, since Jake hasn't asked yet, I'll go ahead.  Is she hot?  If so, then her "opinions" don't matter and you say whatever will get her into your bed.  Based on the dialogue you posted, I don't think that will be too difficult.

In my experiences, 9 out of 10 dental hygenists are hot.

Turn your head and cough!
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

If she is hot, you should totally bed her.  Then, when it's over, start talking about dental health and compliment her on hers by saying "You've got the nicest teeth I've ever come across."

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Quasar
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

She is definitely not hot. Sorry, guys.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
Drakemd
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

But the other hygenists in the office are, right?  My theory has to be proven true that 9 out of 10 are hot.  At my dentist office, even the dentist is hot.  I would go in for a cleaning every week if my insurance would pay for it.

Turn your head and cough!
Quasar
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

There is like one hot gal in the office. And it's not the dentist (but she is a woman).

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
Drakemd
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Time to find a new dentist.

Turn your head and cough!
The Swollen Goi...
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Dr. Ake, M.D.'s prescription: Time to find a new dentist.

Drakemd
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

The Swollen Goi... wrote:

Dr. Ake, M.D.'s prescription: Time to find a new dentist.

And more cowbell.

Turn your head and cough!
Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Exactly why do dentists have the highest suicide rate out of any profession?

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Jakester
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Because they really wanted to be gynecologists.

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Drakemd
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Daltons chin dimple wrote:

Exactly why do dentists have the highest suicide rate out of any profession?

Please state your source. I beg to differ. Kamikaze pilots have 100% suicide rate.

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The Swollen Goi...
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The Swollen Goi...
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Dalty refuses to do any research or cite any sources.  Here's some literature on the subject of suicide by profession:

The Straight Dope: Do Dentists Have the Highest Suicide Rate?

The Straight Dope: What Occupation Has the Highest Suicide Rate?


Psychology Today: The Occupation with the Highest Suicide Rate


APA: Suicide by Profession: Lots of Confusion, Inconclusive Data


Newsweek: When Doctors Kill Themselves

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Looks like there's a pretty high suicide rate among white male physicians.  Makes sense to me.  They're financially well off, well educated, tend not to have had difficult childhoods, work extremely long hours, and witness day in and out just how bad others have it by comparison.  It's, like, a total downer.

Quasar
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Drakemd wrote:

Please state your source. I beg to differ. Kamikaze pilots have 100% suicide rate.

Only the successful ones. And like every other profession, not everyone is successful.

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
Daltons chin dimple
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Well check out Goiter with all his lah-di-dah facts and research!

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Daltons chin dimple
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I was loathe to completely kill off The Event so I watched a few eps and got caught up to episode 9 or something.  I realised that actually I don't know any of the characters names and am still pretty unsure of most of their motivations.  It is some kind of wierd masochism that makes me unable to quit it after I have invested time and effort in it.  It's like throwing good money after bad!

....says "Kill Bond, NOW!"
Drakemd
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Goiter, you never disappoint.  When asking my question, I knew deep down, that you would spend the time to provide the research.  Research that I will never read.  Thank you.

Turn your head and cough!
Jakester
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Posted: 3 years 18 weeks ago

Dalty, I quit it quite easily.  I haven't regretted it at all.

Doc, would you like a knife?  You can come pick it up from my lifeless hands after i finish this confession:

 

I watched Skyline.  I wish I hadn't.  I think 5th graders could've made a smarter movie about alien invasion than that.

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Quasar
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Jakester wrote:

I watched Skyline.  I wish I hadn't.  I think 5th graders could've made a smarter movie about alien invasion than that.

HA-ha!

Faster and faster, a nightmare we ride. Who'll take the reins when the miracle dies? Faster and faster till everything dies. Killing is our way of keeping alive. - Virgin Steele, Blood and Gasoline
The Swollen Goi...
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I think that Jeff Foxworthy show proves that most people (most of the show's hand-picked contestants, at any rate) aren't smarter than fifth graders.

Unless it's rigged.  If it's rigged, it don't prove shit.

I doubt they rig the show, though.  I'm pretty sure Twenty One was the last game show that was ever rigged.