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Whatever Happened To...
Topic by: Battie
Posted: July 19, 2005 - 12:12 AM PDT
Last Reply: February 11, 2006 - 11:00 AM PST

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Battie
post #1  on July 19, 2005 - 12:12 AM PDT  
Duckman? (Actually, this was discussed on a different topic, but it was the inspiration behind this.) I found out quite a few of the artistic talent behind Duckman went on to work on RUGRATS (gag), and various other kiddy shows.

Aaah! Real Monsters! Why did it go bye-bye?

R.L. Stine?

Geena Davis?

Rainbow Bright?

That cartoon with all the ponies and unicorns?

Various comedians from SNL of the past?

Those silly actors and actresses from those creepy WB teen dramas a few years back? (Not that I REALLY want to know...but one wonders, no?)

Disney cartoons that were worth watching? (Ducktales, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, etc--hell, ANY cartoons worth watching. Everything's been replaced by PC, kid-friendly, eductional-value crap.)

Robert Englund?

Roseanne?

Alf?

Pinky and the Brain?

Two Stupid Dogs?

Bump in the Night?

The guy who played Hercules?

The guy who played Hercules's sidekick?

Why did the guy who played Ares on Xena have to die? :(

Back on-topic: books with animals that had human emotions/thoughts/etc? I recall so many storylines...but so few titles. Snot Stew!

Jumpers?

Pig tails?

Cameros?

Anne Rice? Is she still writing?

Which one of these guys died: Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, John Candy?

America's fascination with martial arts? While it is still visible here and there, it has faded from the grandeur it once had.

Jon Cryer?

Punky Brewster?

Freckles? (I haven't seen many freckles in Hollywood lately, barring Lucy Lui.)

That kid from umm...darn, what was that movie with Susan Sarandon based on a John Grisholm book?

Teenagers having sex in teenage romances without all the serious drama? Where's the funny drama? And irresponsible antics?

What about teens being fashion fanatics without being snobs? I loved Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead!

People enjoying high school sports teams without it becoming too competitive or outright boring?

Jeff Goldblum?

Patrick Swayze?

Whoopi Goldberg?

Why have the Cabbage Patch Dolls come back in a form that seems...foreign to me?

Pound Puppies!? (The toys and animated series.)

All Dogs Go to Heaven series?

Miracles with Skeet Ulrich? (okay, this is a bit too recent..)

The little girl from Poltergeist?

The Ghostbusters!? See, I'd love to see more of them...but remakes or a continuation of the series (with new actors, I'm sure) would suck.


Anyone think of anything else? Now I just feel really sad. :( I miss some of those things. :P
Eoliano
post #2  on July 19, 2005 - 11:02 AM PDT  
Deja vu!
woozy
post #3  on July 19, 2005 - 12:18 PM PDT  
> Geena Davis?
>
Geena Davis, perfection and goddess on earth (okay, thats a reference to an earlier thread which I'm trying to turn into a running joke but serious, among actors and actresses she's the only one I want to met and the only one I think I'd actually like. Although the one actor I did meet I actually liked quite a bit so maybe I'm wrong about actors in general) anyhow, she's taking a lot fewer projects and devoting time to her family but she's still around.

> Disney cartoons that were worth watching? (Ducktales, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, etc--hell, ANY cartoons worth watching. Everything's been replaced by PC, kid-friendly, eductional-value crap.)
>
I liked ducktales. I assumed it simply ended after a few seasons.


> Roseanne?

The show, or the person. The show had a final season (utterly pointless and intellectually offensive in which the family won several hundred million in a lottery and Darla has a preemie which miraculously survives after a harrowing delivery) and ended. Roseannes written books, done talkshows, and generally done the has-been route for ten years. She was rude to Terri Gros on NPR and that marks anyone down ten points in my book.
>
> Alf?

Alf's back. In POG form.
>
> The guy who played Hercules?

He had a show call Andromede which much as I like Sci-fi shows I decided after 2 disks was not worth my persuing. He was in the movie Krull (see guilty pleasures)

> Back on-topic: books with animals that had human emotions/thoughts/etc? I recall so many storylines...but so few titles. Snot Stew!
>

An artist friend of mine had written a picture book and tried to get it published and the publishers universally said they were not publishing books with talking animals. Brain-dead fundimentalist parents on the right believe books about talking or thinking animals promote satanism (I kid you not) and spoiled yuppie parents on the left over-estimate their children and believe their children are too sophisticated for anything so idealistic. So basically publishes do not believe these types of stories are popular with children. Idiots! Empathetic animals is a universal and always will be.

> Which one of these guys died: Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, John Candy?
>

John Candy. I *am* Dan Ackroyd and still alive. (just kidding)

> America's fascination with martial arts? While it is still visible here and there, it has faded from the grandeur it once had.
>

> Punky Brewster?
>
We discussed this a while ago. Hamano thought Soleil Moon Frye is hot, but I don't particularly see it.

> Jeff Goldblum?

Whatcha mean. He's still around. He was in the life aquatic.

> The little girl from Poltergeist?
>

Heather O'Rourke died in 1988 of cardio-pulminary arrest at the age of 13. Her last movie was Poltergeist III.

Battie
post #4  on July 19, 2005 - 12:49 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 11:02 AM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Deja vu!
> ---------------------------------

LOL! Before my time...
Battie
post #5  on July 19, 2005 - 12:58 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 12:18 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> An artist friend of mine had written a picture book and tried to get it published and the publishers universally said they were not publishing books with talking animals. Brain-dead fundimentalist parents on the right believe books about talking or thinking animals promote satanism (I kid you not) and spoiled yuppie parents on the left over-estimate their children and believe their children are too sophisticated for anything so idealistic. So basically publishes do not believe these types of stories are popular with children. Idiots! Empathetic animals is a universal and always will be.
>

Well, the books I'm speaking of are for slightly more advanced readers. 4th grade and up? (Assuming they've actually been taught to read for than five words--doubtful where I live. Can you believe my local schools don't teach mental math!?) I also found a animal fantasy book for older students (it was in a middle school library--god, I loved being an assistant there--and was around 400 pages long).

I actually kind of miss reading those kinds of books. The books I remember most vividly, before I got turned onto adult books five years ago (god, I've read a lot since then, lol), are three animal fantasy books, one or two R.L. Stine books (with high school characters and death, lol), and Island of the Blue Dolphins. *sigh*

I think I may have to go track down a copy of Snot Stew...

But yeah, what you say somehow makes sense. In a creepy sort of way. I ought to have children just to see what MY parenting turns out. ;)

> John Candy. I *am* Dan Ackroyd and still alive. (just kidding)
>

Hate to say this...but I'm glad it wasn't the other two. I've fond memories of John Goodman and Dan Ackroyd movies.

> > Jeff Goldblum?
>
> Whatcha mean. He's still around. He was in the life aquatic.
>

Oh yeah!

> ---------------------------------

Well, some of my questions are answered!
woozy
post #6  on July 19, 2005 - 2:55 PM PDT  
> > ---------------------------------
> > An artist friend of mine had written a picture book and tried to get it published ...> >
>
> Well, the books I'm speaking of are for slightly more advanced readers. 4th grade and up?

Yes, I know the type of books you mean. Other than fantasy books with secret magical lands those were my favorite type of childrens books. I don't having any evidence for this but I assume publishers and parents just think they are out of fashion. Parents tend to believe they're children are too sophisticated for those. There's always some educators who get a bee in their bonnet that fantasy and anthropamorphism is somehow escapism and not realistic and some-how therefore "harmful" to children. Thirty years ago Ursela LeGuin (the author of the Earthsea novels, and liberal/humanist sci-fi for "adults") wrote a good essay about this called "From Elfland to Poughkeepsie". Then there's always the trendy belief that kids like (or "should read") realistic stuff about teenagers solving real world issues. Idiots! Idiots! Idiots!

"Freddy the Pig" (1930s-1960s) are an eternal favorite. The book "Babe, the gallant pig" on which the movie was based is short and simple but a real delight. Ronald Steig (now most famous for writing the picture book "Shrek!" upon which the movie was based, which is regrettable because his style was very different than the movie and he deserves to be recognized for his work, not derivations of his work) wrote a very sweet book about a dog (or was it a duck) called dominic who explored a medeival kingdom. There were several such books in varying styles. Oh, Watership Down of course, and Tom Maddox' book "The Fox and the Hound" on which the Disney movie was based were two "realistic" animal books. Also the book "101 Dalmations" less realistic and several more.

Then there were the turn of last century Thorton Burgess Peter Rabbit (not to be confused with Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit) stories which were basically introduction to nature books in which facts about animals (especially the nesting habits of song-birds [my grandfather was an ornithologist so I have a soft spot for nature books]) were taught through the stories.

Oh, and of course Charlotte's web, and ... well, this page may be of interest to you and...


oooh, how can I forget Terry Prachett's Amazing Maurice and Educated Rodents. *that* is a blast!


> I actually kind of miss reading those kinds of books. The books I remember most vividly, before I got turned onto adult books five years ago (god, I've read a lot since then, lol), are three animal fantasy books, one or two R.L. Stine books (with high school characters and death, lol), and Island of the Blue Dolphins. *sigh*
>
Island of the Blue Dolphins is amazing!

underdog
post #7  on July 19, 2005 - 5:14 PM PDT  
Not to plug my blog or anything, but... to plug my blog, I did a little entry about "Your Favorite Books From Fifth Grade," inspired by a similar exercise that Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher concocted.

Island of the Blue Dolphins was one of mine, partially because it was set in my home area...


Speaking of whatever happened to... what about Ralph Macchio, the Karate Kid?
rmarkd
post #8  on July 19, 2005 - 5:44 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 12:12 AM PDT Battie wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Duckman?
Came and went, just like Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & butthead, etc.

> Aaah! Real Monsters! Why did it go bye-bye?
Because I never saw it... :-)

> R.L. Stine?
Goosebumps? Kids are reading Harry Potter now.

> Geena Davis?
Actor popularity is fickle, unless you're a scientologist?

> Rainbow Bright?
hehe..for that matter, Care Bears.


> That cartoon with all the ponies and unicorns?
dunno.

> Various comedians from SNL of the past?
Sadly, some died. Gladly, some just fell off the face of the earth.

> Those silly actors and actresses from those creepy WB teen dramas a few years back? (Not that I REALLY want to know...but one wonders, no?)
eh?


> Disney cartoons that were worth watching? (Ducktales, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, etc--hell, ANY cartoons worth watching. Everything's been replaced by PC, kid-friendly, eductional-value crap.)
I remember the Disney afternoon. Gummy Bears, Duck Tales, Tail Spin, that Darkwing Duck. Thems were great times.

> Robert Englund?
Didn't he beat up on Jason a while back?

> Roseanne?
They had a reunion a short while back, I think.

> Alf?
didn't renew. Wasn't there a cliffhanger that was unresolved?


> Pinky and the Brain?
Between him and Wile E. Coyote, you'd think they'd be smart enough to know when to quit.


> Two Stupid Dogs?
Replaced by Spongebob!

> Bump in the Night?
> The guy who played Hercules?
> The guy who played Hercules's sidekick?
dunno these.

> Why did the guy who played Ares on Xena have to die? :(
(waxing poetic/philosophic) death is a part of life...

> Back on-topic: books with animals that had human >emotions/thoughts/etc? I recall so many storylines...but >so few titles. Snot Stew!
Spongebob!


> Jumpers?
Are those like Jalapeno Poppers?

> Pig tails?
Pigs still have them. Talking about the hairstyle? Didn't that go away after Pippi Longstocking?

> Cameros?
Went away with the 'vette. 1980's called them back.

> Anne Rice? Is she still writing?
dunno.

> Which one of these guys died: Dan Ackroyd, John Goodman, >John Candy?
Candy.


> America's fascination with martial arts? While it is still visible here and there, it has faded from the grandeur it once had.

I guess it's not novel when it was during the Bruce Lee days, and not a teenage cool thing to do like in the Karate Kid days.

> Jon Cryer?
Back in the 80s.

> Punky Brewster?
I think Uncle Henry taking care of a grown up Soleil Moonfrye(sp?) might cause some controversy now.

> Freckles? (I haven't seen many freckles in Hollywood lately, barring Lucy Lui.)
Why does this remind me of that Brady Bunch episode?

> That kid from umm...darn, what was that movie with Susan Sarandon based on a John Grisholm book?
dunno

> Teenagers having sex in teenage romances without all the serious drama? Where's the funny drama? And irresponsible antics?
Boogie Nights pretty much explains this.

> What about teens being fashion fanatics without being snobs? I loved Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead!
>
dunno.


> People enjoying high school sports teams without it becoming too competitive or outright boring?
>
Lisa or Bart Simpson to dad (paraphrased): "I liked your half ass underparenting over your half ass overparenting". Too many parents trying too hard to make their kid the best.

> Jeff Goldblum?
People got tired of his one-trick nutty-professor character? But at least we know who'd be perfect for a Richard Feynman biopic.

> Patrick Swayze?
Road House.

> Whoopi Goldberg?
Curse of Star Trek?

> Why have the Cabbage Patch Dolls come back in a form that seems...foreign to me?
>
Because you're getting old. HA!

> Pound Puppies!? (The toys and animated series.)
> All Dogs Go to Heaven series?
I'm more of a cat person.

> Miracles with Skeet Ulrich? (okay, this is a bit too recent..)
>
geez.

> The little girl from Poltergeist?
Sad story, for both the little girl (Heather O'Rourke) and the older sister (Dominique Dunne) in the movie.


> The Ghostbusters!? See, I'd love to see more of them...but remakes or a continuation of the series (with new actors, I'm sure) would suck.
>
I'd LOVE to see a continuation of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon (NOT Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters).

Ghostbusters 2 sucked. No need to make more.


>
> Anyone think of anything else? Now I just feel really sad. :( I miss some of those things. :P
> ---------------------------------

-Parker Lewis, Can't Lose
-Who Framed Roger Rabbit(?) sequel
-Next great Sci-fi?
-When the Simpsons were good
-Campy TV (A-team). Everything seems to be so serious (CSI) or stupid (Joey) or stupid reality.
-Saturday Morning cartoon lineup. Cable doomed this, I guess.

I'm sure there's a ton of stuff I'm missing...
Eoliano
post #9  on July 19, 2005 - 6:11 PM PDT  
> Speaking of whatever happened to... what about Ralph Macchio, the Karate Kid?

woozy
post #10  on July 19, 2005 - 6:18 PM PDT  
> > Anyone think of anything else? Now I just feel really sad. :( I miss some of those things. :P
> > ---------------------------------
>
Well, I still remember that horrible day in 1989 when I went to buy a tin of hershey's cocoa and... !horrors! ... the can wasn't in the metal tin! It was ... plastic with a full top plastic lid. I thought about writing a really angy letter to hershey's about how they are destroying memories for how could cocoa be cocoa without the sound of a metal spoon clicking against the metal sides of the tin and if the entire top of the packaged opened rather than just a small hole through which you but your spoon... well that's too easy!
shiori308
post #11  on July 19, 2005 - 7:40 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 12:18 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Geena Davis?
> >

----Geena Davis in Long Kiss Goodnight (I hope that was the title). GREAT girl-kicking-butt movie. One of my favorites. She was hot in that movie.
>
> > Disney cartoons that were worth watching? (Ducktales, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, etc--hell, ANY cartoons worth watching. Everything's been replaced by PC, kid-friendly, eductional-value crap.)

------I hate Disney.


> An artist friend of mine had written a picture book and tried to get it published and the publishers universally said they were not publishing books with talking animals. Brain-dead fundimentalist parents on the right believe books about talking or thinking animals promote satanism (I kid you not)

----One of my friends works at Sears and he got into this border-line violent argument with this crazy lady because she saw him put Finding Nemo in the DVD player to be played on the TVs and she had her six year old grandson and didn't want him watching something that promoted Satan. She literally started beating my friend with her purse (which is funny because he is about six and a half feet tall and from how he explains it she was a lady of small stature) until the store manager had to remove her from the store. They even had to file a police report.

> > The little girl from Poltergeist?
> >
>
> Heather O'Rourke died in 1988 of cardio-pulminary arrest at the age of 13. Her last movie was Poltergeist III.
>

-----Wasn't their some urban legend about the Poltergeist movies that they were cursed and all of these bad stranger than fiction things happened on the sets of Poltergeist movies. You know, like it was being haunted by something like... the play Macbeth... or Three Men and a Baby (that would make an interesting six degrees of seperation).


----Speaking of Three Men where is Guttenberg, Selleck, and Danson? You all remember Short Circuit? I found that movie on DVD about a month ago and HAD to buy it. I used to love that movie, actually I still do and had the biggest crush on good ol' Stevie!
shiori308
post #12  on July 19, 2005 - 7:43 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 6:11 PM PDT Eoliano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Speaking of whatever happened to... what about Ralph Macchio, the Karate Kid?
>
>
> ---------------------------------


Ralph Macchio was recently in a straight to video movie. One of BBV's DEJ titles that they have six billion copies of even though the movies are horrible but they put a lot out just so stupid people THINK it's a good movie just because there are so many copies of it on shelf. Can't remember what it was.
woozy
post #13  on July 19, 2005 - 10:56 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 7:40 PM PDT shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 19, 2005 - 12:18 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > Geena Davis?
> > >
>
> ----Geena Davis in Long Kiss Goodnight (I hope that was the title). GREAT girl-kicking-butt movie. One of my favorites. She was hot in that movie.

Geena Davis is always hot. If she wore galoshes, a red plastic skirt, and a cable-knit beige cardigan and chocolate fish earings, than those, by definition, would be hot. (But she won't because she doesn't want those to be hot.) Geena Davis is perfection. No more needs be said.


> ------I hate Disney.
>

*woozy smiles. And smiles some more. then his sly smile breaks into a goofy grin.*

Me too. (Except for Scrooge MacDuck comic books from the 40s and 50s).

> ----One of my friends works at Sears and he got into this border-line violent argument with this crazy lady because she saw him put Finding Nemo in the DVD player to be played on the TVs and she had her six year old grandson and didn't want him watching something that promoted Satan. She literally started beating my friend with her purse (which is funny because he is about six and a half feet tall and from how he explains it she was a lady of small stature) until the store manager had to remove her from the store. They even had to file a police report.
>

Ha!!! Ha!!!

> -----Wasn't their some urban legend about the Poltergeist movies that they were cursed and all of these bad stranger than fiction things happened on the sets of Poltergeist movies. You know, like it was being haunted by something like... the play Macbeth... or Three Men and a Baby (that would make an interesting six degrees of seperation).
>

THere's a scene in three men and a baby where there's an odd reflection in a window so rumors abound that it was a ghost of a kid who died on the set. In the scene in the Wizard of Oz where they are in the forest and they've just argued with the apple tree. There are a lot of animals on the set and in the background (out of focus) you can see a stork stretch and flap its wings. There are rumors (all false) that it was two crew-men having sex, the body of a disgruntled crew who had hung himself a few minutes before, and other things.
>
SonjaBlue
post #14  on July 19, 2005 - 11:11 PM PDT  
woozy wrote:

>...Geena Davis is perfection.<

Make up your mind, woozy. :(
woozy
post #15  on July 20, 2005 - 1:03 AM PDT  
> >...Geena Davis is perfection.<
>
> Make up your mind, woozy. :(
> ---------------------------------

*You*, despite your objections, are perfect to me. Whereas Geena Davis is perfection. One's an adjective and the other is noun. You are a person and being with whom I find interaction to be desirable and perfect, Whereas Geena Davis is an abstract conceptual religion of which woozies like to worship. And there is room in this world for more than one perfect being.

(You were aware that sanity is not a very common trait among woozies, didn't you?)

shiori308
post #16  on July 20, 2005 - 11:18 AM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 10:56 PM PDT woozy wrote:

> THere's a scene in three men and a baby where there's an odd reflection in a window so rumors abound that it was a ghost of a kid who died on the set. In the scene in the Wizard of Oz where they are in the forest and they've just argued with the apple tree. There are a lot of animals on the set and in the background (out of focus) you can see a stork stretch and flap its wings. There are rumors (all false) that it was two crew-men having sex, the body of a disgruntled crew who had hung himself a few minutes before, and other things.
> >
> ---------------------------------


I thought it was that someone committed suicide by lynching behind one of the backdrops for Wizard of Oz and on the original VHS release you can actually see him. I have seen the Three Men and a baby one and that one gave me the chills when I first saw it but I am pretty sure it is just a cardboard cutout. You want to talk about creepy though... Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon with Wizard of Oz, I started crying it creeped me out so much.
Battie
post #17  on July 20, 2005 - 11:46 AM PDT  
> On July 20, 2005 - 11:18 AM PDT shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I thought it was that someone committed suicide by lynching behind one of the backdrops for Wizard of Oz and on the original VHS release you can actually see him. I have seen the Three Men and a baby one and that one gave me the chills when I first saw it but I am pretty sure it is just a cardboard cutout. You want to talk about creepy though... Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon with Wizard of Oz, I started crying it creeped me out so much.
> ---------------------------------

Pink Floyd is just...well, you don't need drugs to trip. :P

Another Brick in the Wall. *shudder*
rmarkd
post #18  on July 20, 2005 - 2:36 PM PDT  
> On July 20, 2005 - 11:18 AM PDT shiori308 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On July 19, 2005 - 10:56 PM PDT woozy wrote:
>
> > THere's a scene in three men and a baby where there's an odd reflection in a window so rumors abound that it was a ghost of a kid who died on the set. In the scene in the Wizard of Oz where they are in the forest and they've just argued with the apple tree. There are a lot of animals on the set and in the background (out of focus) you can see a stork stretch and flap its wings. There are rumors (all false) that it was two crew-men having sex, the body of a disgruntled crew who had hung himself a few minutes before, and other things.
> > >
> > ---------------------------------
>
>
> I thought it was that someone committed suicide by lynching behind one of the backdrops for Wizard of Oz and on the original VHS release you can actually see him. I have seen the Three Men and a baby one and that one gave me the chills when I first saw it but I am pretty sure it is just a cardboard cutout. You want to talk about creepy though... Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon with Wizard of Oz, I started crying it creeped me out so much.
>
> ---------------------------------
3 men and a baby thing is just a cutout
http://www.snopes.com/movies/films/3menbaby.htm

Unless snopes.com is in the conspiracy as well...


woozy
post #19  on July 20, 2005 - 3:31 PM PDT  

>
> I thought it was that someone committed suicide by lynching behind one of the backdrops for Wizard of Oz and on the original VHS release you can actually see him.


Well if you can see him on the original VHS release then you could see him in the movie, and if it's in the movie they'd have to put it in all the following releases unless they label it as an adbridged release wouldn't they? It's a stork flexing his wings. If you watch the scene you'll see all sorts of exotic birds walking about (a peacock, a turkey, the stork) the original script had an explaination but this edited the script down so now theres just a scene with a whole bunch of birds in the sidelines but none of the characters say or do anything about them so people tend not to notice them. There's all sorts of strange lines in the dialog that refer to lines that were script edited out or filmed but not included. The most noticiable is right before the poppy scene when the witch sends out her flying monkeys and then cackles "and now I'll send an insect to give them a bite!" and ... there is absolutely nothing in the movie that that could be a reference to. This was a reference to the jitterbug scene where Dorothy and the gang get bitten by "jitterbugs" and start to dance (the jitterbug of course) and are unable to stop until the drop of exhaustion. The scene was filmed but edited and tossed out because they figured a jitterbug scene would date the film. Another scene is as the are entering the evil forest they are carrying armloads of strange things such as a butterfly net, a water pistol, a pesticide sprayer and then the next cut they are gone.
Battie
post #20  on July 20, 2005 - 3:57 PM PDT  
> On July 19, 2005 - 5:44 PM PDT rmarkd wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > R.L. Stine?
> Goosebumps? Kids are reading Harry Potter now.
>

No, no. The ones marketed for older students.

> > Rainbow Bright?
> hehe..for that matter, Care Bears.
>
>

Yeah!

> > Disney cartoons that were worth watching? (Ducktales, Gargoyles, Darkwing Duck, Bonkers, etc--hell, ANY cartoons worth watching. Everything's been replaced by PC, kid-friendly, eductional-value crap.)
> I remember the Disney afternoon. Gummy Bears, Duck Tales, Tail Spin, that Darkwing Duck. Thems were great times.
>

Yes. Yes, they were. :( :P

> > Robert Englund?
> Didn't he beat up on Jason a while back?
>

Besides that.

> > Teenagers having sex in teenage romances without all the serious drama? Where's the funny drama? And irresponsible antics?
> Boogie Nights pretty much explains this.
>

...I really did not like that movie. But I really did not like the star, either. Something about him puts me on edge. He must remind me of someone who did me wrong as a kid. >:P

> Lisa or Bart Simpson to dad (paraphrased): "I liked your half ass underparenting over your half ass overparenting". Too many parents trying too hard to make their kid the best.
>

See, I'm all for putting a kid into sports, music, SOMETHING to give them a competitive edge, but it needs to be fun FIRST. >_> Poor kids...

> > Why have the Cabbage Patch Dolls come back in a form that seems...foreign to me?
> >
> Because you're getting old. HA!
>

LIES!

> > Pound Puppies!? (The toys and animated series.)
> > All Dogs Go to Heaven series?
> I'm more of a cat person.
>

Me, too.

> > Miracles with Skeet Ulrich? (okay, this is a bit too recent..)
> >
> geez.
>

Hey, I love a little campy paranormal drama. >:P

> > The Ghostbusters!? See, I'd love to see more of them...but remakes or a continuation of the series (with new actors, I'm sure) would suck.
> >
> I'd LOVE to see a continuation of The Real Ghostbusters cartoon (NOT Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters).
>
> Ghostbusters 2 sucked. No need to make more.
>

I remember the cartoon! I miss it, too. Kind of. And I didn't think 2 was too bad.

> -Parker Lewis, Can't Lose
> -Who Framed Roger Rabbit(?) sequel
> -Next great Sci-fi?
> -When the Simpsons were good

No kidding! I can't watch them anymore. I try, really I do.

> -Campy TV (A-team). Everything seems to be so serious (CSI) or stupid (Joey) or stupid reality.
> -Saturday Morning cartoon lineup. Cable doomed this, I guess.
>

Yep. Serious, stupid, or reality. And I was wondering the same thing about Saturday Morning cartoons. I wonder if it has anything to do with even young kids "sleeping in."

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