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  1. Sticky thread Sticky: On Spoilers

    If an episode of a TV show has not aired yet, a book has not been published, or a movie has not premiered, any discussion of their plot details and descriptions are considered to be spoilers. Threads that are going to discuss such things should...

    Started by Zuul‎, 15 Nov 2009 07:44 PM
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  1. Award winning newsman Paul Harvey has passed on at age 90

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=6982226&page=1 It's been years since I heard one of his broadcasts, but his distinctive style was both informative and entertaining. Good night, Sir.

    Started by danceswithcats‎, 01 Mar 2009 02:59 AM
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  2. Gerry Rafferty Found

    I was actually going to start this thread to find out if anyone knew what the hell had happened to him, but it seems he has turned up. I'm sure this has been on the news in the UK, but I've missed it here in the States. I'm quite relieved - I was...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 27 Feb 2009 09:33 PM
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  3. Change the rules of Top Chef to make it better.

    As is complained about constantly, the rules of elimination on Top Chef leave a lot to be desired. Currently, one mistake in an otherwise strong contestant can get one thrown to the curb. Aiming to win a given week doesn't help you at all past that...

    Started by garygnu‎, 27 Feb 2009 11:28 PM
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  4. I do not like vegetable soup. Never have.

    However, I have found that I make really good vegetable soup. Tasty. Which leads me to the conclusion that I grew up with a mother that can't cook. My mom's veggie soup: Dump a bunch of canned whatever into a pot. Add a can of tomato juice. ...

    Started by Marlitharn‎, 01 Mar 2009 06:38 AM
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  5. Flight of the Conchords 3/1/09 (Open Spoilers!)

    I think this was literally the funniest episode of anything that I had ever seen. When Jemaine opened the door and Art Garfunkle was standing there, I almost died laughing. Not to mention Patton Oswalt, the Obama impersonator, the Japanese karaoke...

    Started by pepperlandgirl‎, 02 Mar 2009 12:02 AM
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  6. Misfile - Anyone else reading it?

    This is probably the cue for a giant PALATN (Point And Laugh At The N00b)-fest, but I stumbled across this the other day while at home looking after my sick son, and because said son wasn't demanding a lot of attention I wound up scarfing down *all*...

    Started by Malacandra‎, 27 Feb 2009 12:53 PM
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  7. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps Performance

    Fir the last hour, I've been out in the stadium watching the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, Honor Guard and Silent Drill platoon perform. Stunning, as is to be expected from Marines. If you ever get a chance to see them perform, do not miss it! The...

    Started by silenus‎, 02 Mar 2009 01:58 PM
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  8. "The Wrestler" wasn't actually all. that.

    It's so annoying when a movie receives undeserved praise. Mickey Rourke's and Marisa Tomei's faces were both fascinating, watching how they've aged, but other than a couple of mildly interesting scenes this movie was a snoozer. BTDT, ate the...

    Started by fessie‎, 28 Feb 2009 09:22 AM
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  9. Which beer for my chicken stew?

    I'm trying to work up the gumption to do some cooking. I have a fridge full of beer, but I'm not a beer drinker. I was talking to an old friend who said he loves to put beer in pot roast, which made me think it might be pretty good in some...

    Started by Julie‎, 28 Feb 2009 09:59 PM
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  10. What to do with old paperback books? (Donate somewhere?)

    I just don't have the heart to throw books in the rubbish. I thought burning them might be cool, in a twisted sort of way (just a bunch of Grisham and the like). I suppose I could sell them to the used book store for 5 apiece or something, but...

    Started by Winston Smith‎, 01 Mar 2009 03:27 PM
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  11. Phantom Regiment - DCI - August, 2008

    Was anybody else watching? Did you buy the video, and is it worth it? I thought their performance was mind-boggling - they really broke the fourth wall. Neatest thing I've seen in a long time.

    Started by fessie‎, 02 Mar 2009 02:52 PM
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  12. We are gonna do BSG threads here, right?

    Cuz I think Cervaise is prolly a cylon. And the BSG threads were one of my favorite parts of the Dope. I wouldn't necessarily be adverse to the notion of doing the weekly BSG thread here as a DOMEBO exclusive... :ugeek:

    Started by Oakminster‎, 03 Mar 2009 12:43 AM
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  13. Big Bang 3/2: The Cushion Saturation

    You just knew it was going to end that way. Howard finally gets him some. I wonder how long it will last?

    Started by silenus‎, 02 Mar 2009 11:45 PM
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  14. Michelle Obama's official portrait

    I noticed that Michelle Obama's official portrait made the news today. I don't know much about photography, but I like the composition of this photo. The dress, necklace, hairstyle, pose -all flows so smoothly. I don't care for Barack's. It...

    Started by NinetyWt‎, 27 Feb 2009 08:34 PM
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  15. Songs about ah...Love

    Another poster talked about the song, Sexual Healing which lead me to think about the great number of songs about sex - that don't use the word "sex" in the lyric or title. Here are the first few I thought of: I Wanna Rock With You Gimme Your...

    Started by jali‎, 03 Mar 2009 03:53 PM
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  16. In which we write hay(na)ku

    A few years back I was introduced to a snazzy little poetic form called the hay(na)ku. I've heard some things described as taking seconds to learn and a lifetime to master. Well, hay(na)ku takes seconds to learn and, as often as not, seconds...

    Started by Julie‎, 01 Mar 2009 04:27 PM
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  17. What do you think of prints of famous works of art?

    I have precious little art on my walls and I'm thinking of having a couple Gaugin prints matted and framed: http://www.fulcrumgallery.com/a28609/Pa ... DAodOT_zkg Is it cheesy to do this? What prints of famous works do you have displayed?

    Started by Kalhoun‎, 28 Feb 2009 04:45 PM
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  18. I'm Not Wearing That Girl's Leotard! - The Amazing Race 3/01

    From the show's description: One of the race's frontrunners winds up at the back of the bunch after an unexpected plane landing. Who will be eliminated tonight?

    Started by Jill‎, 01 Mar 2009 11:06 PM
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  19. Anyone want to buy something from Michael Jackson's "Neverland Ranch"?

    Michael Jackson Auction Catalog Believe it or not, some of it is actually nice. But a good percentage of it is crap. And yes, there are a HELL of a lot of kiddy statues.

    Started by Guinastasia‎, 03 Mar 2009 08:57 PM
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  20. Anybody else watching Real Housewives of NY?

    Go on...it's okay. You can admit it. Masterpiece Theater isn't on twenty-four hours a day, you know. I just got the biggest kick out of last night's show. I'm loving the irony that a woman who insists on being called "Countess," even to the...

    Started by peskipiksi‎, 04 Mar 2009 09:44 AM
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  21. The B List

    In the interests of revealing mortifying details about ourselves, here's the game: go to your movie collection, and list the ones that start with the letter B. We can use this information to form unwarrented opinions about one another, which is...

    Started by 3trew‎, 04 Mar 2009 01:31 AM
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  22. The indefensible position --"Hawaiian " pizza is great

    Inspired by Esquire magazine's occasional feature, "The indefensible position" Whenever people on the internet discuss pizza, you can rest assured that no one likes Hawaiian style pizza. It's a subject of ridicule. Who is so forsaken by God as...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 26 Feb 2009 04:04 PM
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  23. Commercials

    I'm considering cancelling my Comcast account based purely on that vile, wretched "Dream Big" commercial that makes me want to attack my own beloved television with a flamethrower. What commercials are you loving or hating lately?

    Started by Diana‎, 04 Mar 2009 10:03 AM
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  24. The Dollhouse - Friday, Feb. 27th discussion (open spoilers)

    So, I didn't love it, and I didn't hate it. It's not the worst thing we watch, and it's not the best. I'm getting a lot of "meh" out of it, mostly because I'm a straight girl and all the slinky femmes in skimpy outfits aren't doing much for me. I...

    Started by featherlou‎, 01 Mar 2009 12:27 AM
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  25. Superhero Registration Act

    The thread that intially brought me to the SDMB was the debate on the Mutant Registration Act in GD - I thought it might be a nice thing to have at the beginning of this board, as well. Especially considering the (relatively) recent events wherein a...

    Started by Revenant Threshold‎, 03 Mar 2009 02:36 PM
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  26. Carne-type red sauce - need answer fast!

    I was about to fix some sliced steak with bell pepper, onion, and thinly sliced potatoes. I'm kind of tired of the old fajita spice I use. I got to thinking, this would be good with a little of the red Tex-Mex sauce I've heard called carne sauce. ...

    Started by NinetyWt‎, 04 Mar 2009 09:25 PM
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  27. Any anime watchers here?

    One of my interests is anime: are there any other anime lovers here? I've just started on the series Sumomo mo Momo mo, which I'm finding very promising in spite of (or perhaps because of) the total cultural clash between the martial-art fanatic...

    Started by Giles‎, 27 Feb 2009 03:14 PM
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  28. Quick and Easy Dinner Recipies

    I have gotten into a serious rut with the after work meals I have been cooking lately, so I was thinking maybe you all could help add a few new items to my quick and easy meals menu plan. The peramiters. 1) Must be relatively cheep to make (no...

    Started by NAF1138‎, 04 Mar 2009 01:30 PM
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  29. Explain to me why Giles Coren's knickers were twisted

    Some of you may have seen this over-the-top letter from Giles Coren to sub-editors (I guess thats Brit-speak for "copyeditor?) at the Times, in which he throws a tantrum because his words were changed from "for a nosh" to "for nosh." The man can...

    Started by Hatshepsut‎, 03 Mar 2009 05:41 AM
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  30. I hate those freakin "Little Einsteins"

    Zipping around in some pseudo-jet humming Beethoven's 9th does NOT equal Art Appreciation. Heathens. Why is it so impossible to teach anything about art? I swear 3/4 of the adults in this country think the point of a painting is to...

    Started by fessie‎, 04 Mar 2009 11:01 AM
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  31. What is your favorite font?

    Mine is Inconsolata. It used to be Courier New, for quite a long time, and generally I find monospaced fonts most satisfying. How bout y'all?

    Started by Ensign Edison‎, 28 Feb 2009 10:39 PM
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  32. The Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the 1980s

    Back when it was new and I was 11, I hated the Dungeons & Dragons Saturday morning cartoon. I was a D&D player at the time and felt that the show sucked because of the "inaccuracies" and thought it was too childish. Well, I have kids of my own,...

    Started by Badtz Maru‎, 04 Mar 2009 05:19 PM
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  33. 24, 2 March 2009

    Hey so I don't know about how this whole starting threads on TV shows thing works, and I know they do (or at least did) a thread on this back at that other place, but what the hey. So uh who watched it and what did y'all think? I'm definitely...

    Started by Exy‎, 03 Mar 2009 11:05 AM
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  34. Webcomics You Read

    What webcomics do you read? Sluggy Freelance: Two guys and a lot of interdimensional trouble. I've been reading this one since 2002-ish. By now I just want to see how it ends. Sluggy passed its peak a long time ago, but it still has its moments....

    Started by Elyanna‎, 02 Mar 2009 05:24 PM
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  35. Favorite YouTube clips

    Right now, I've got Bee Jam Blues from Guitaroo Man going. It's a pretty catchy tune. I've also got Denny Green's little meltdown and a remixed version bookmarked. Those are handy during Mr. Green's beer commercials. Robin

    Started by MsRobyn‎, 27 Feb 2009 05:57 PM
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  36. Another Message Board Thread

    I don't know if you've seen this, but I laughed 'til I cried. Look for the 15th post - that's the one that got me. http://carbonmonoxiide.angelfire.com/TIME_FOR_SOME_STORIES.htm

    Started by jali‎, 27 Feb 2009 02:24 PM
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  37. Anyone else looking forward to Burn Notice?

    Except of course for the whole 'season ending' thing. There's so little that I watch nowdays of current stuff, I can hardly get all the jokes on The SOup, 'cause I'm like "who the hell is speidi?" I tend to only watch truly trashy tv (more to...

    Started by wring‎, 04 Mar 2009 06:02 PM
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  38. So I finally saw "The Dark Knight"

    I finally had some free time for video watching and The Dark Knight was finally off the "One-night-rental-only" shelf, so I got to pop it in the DVD player and give it a watch the other night. Wow. That was fun. Heath Ledger's portrayal of The...

    Started by sublight‎, 05 Mar 2009 12:45 AM
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  39. (Possibly) A Strange Song Request

    Are there any covers of Son of a Preacher Man performed by a male? With all the lyrics intact? ( Like the way Jack White covered Jolene). I'd really appreciate if anybody could help me out here!

    Started by pepperlandgirl‎, 06 Mar 2009 11:21 AM
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  40. American Idol 3/3/09

    This first guy has a nice voice. I like him.

    Started by jali‎, 03 Mar 2009 08:05 PM
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  41. Resolved: Herr's Potato Chips are the best in the country.

    I'm sitting here at my desk snacking on a bag of Herr's Pizza-Flavored potato chips, and they are truly awesome. So have been every other flavor of theirs I have ever tried. Buffalo Wing? Great. Steak & Worchestersire? Beyond great. Creamy Dill...

    Started by silenus‎, 04 Mar 2009 04:07 PM
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  42. Big Love 03.01.09

    I was asked to C & P my post from Board Voldemort (The Board That Must Not Be Named) as I was told I had some extra spe-shul insights to offer regarding Big Love. I am a former mormon and watch this show with great interest. Any other exmos/postmos...

    Started by Dogzilla‎, 04 Mar 2009 03:58 PM
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  43. This is heavy! Seinfeld news

    hope this doesn't turn out to be bullshit! 'Seinfeld' alums guesting on HBO's 'Curb' "The Seinfeld" Five are reuniting on Larry David's HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The four stars of the hit NBC comedy -- Jerry Seinfeld, Julia...

    Started by bookbuster‎, 06 Mar 2009 05:57 AM
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  44. What's the deal with Uncyclopedia's main page lately?

    For the unaware, Uncyclopedia is a humorous parody of Wikipedia, run on similar lines of user created content, but with the objective being humour. As anyone else noticed that for the last week or so, the "Did you know..." section has been messed...

    Started by AllWalker‎, 05 Mar 2009 07:32 PM
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  45. OK, I've got a new earworm for you: White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes

    I've heard this song on the radio a few times lately and I can't get it out of my head. Link is to what I think is the official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrQRS40OKNE Really nice harmonies, although the lyrics are a little strange....

    Started by Laughing Lagomorph‎, 06 Mar 2009 08:27 PM
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  46. There Will Be Blood -- finally saw it

    Thanks to Netflix, last night I watched There Will Be Blood, and was left with a curious mixture of feelings about it. Visually, it's superbly done. There were a goodly number of arresting images. You really get a feel for the brutal, gritty...

    Started by EddyTeddyFreddy‎, 05 Mar 2009 01:35 AM
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  47. Thinking about getting a French press

    I like coffee, but usually only make a cup or two. I gave away my Gevalia drip coffee maker to a co-worker when I quit my job a couple of months ago. I've been surviving on instant coffee since, but would like to do better. So I was thinking...

    Started by Baldwin‎, 04 Mar 2009 03:20 PM
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  48. Sweeney Todd is awesome

    I recently rented the Tim Burton film version of Sweeney Todd, and loved it. I have since bought the complete soundtrack and watched a lot of scenes from the stage version on Youtube. This is without a doubt my favorite musical of all time - I've...

    Started by Badtz Maru‎, 04 Mar 2009 05:26 PM
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  49. Legend Of The Seeker

    I'm watching the show now. This is the third episode I've seen and I'm enjoying it. I think the casting is great. Zed is my favorite character from the books, and I like Bruce Spencer in the role. Richard looks just right to me, as does...

    Started by jali‎, 07 Mar 2009 02:34 PM
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  50. What's next in your Netflix queue?

    Hamlet 2 I Heart Huckabees Beowulf: Director's Cut A History of Violence Dungeons & Dragons: Disc 3 The Passion of the Christ Dungeons & Dragons: Disc 4 The Hidden Re-Animator Mulholland Drive

    Started by Badtz Maru‎, 05 Mar 2009 11:23 AM
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