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Gogglbox: What's on telly?
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 1 of 81                    Date: Thu 22/06/1995,  8:31 pm  [E]

From: WITCH WON                  Read: 73 times

     To: ALL
Subject: The Radio.


   Good evening All,

   Well this is the new subbie for all things telly type,... like the
video and fish bowl above,... but my friends, what of this thing, the
goggle box, that invades the corner of the room and inhabits (or should
that be inhibits) the mind, what of it I say!
   So here in follows some of the more amusing things people I know have
found to do with theirs.

   1.  Convert it into a fish pond.
   2.  Convert it into a Microwave Oven.
   3.  Use it to stop the house blowing away during a storm.
   4.  Use it to stop the boat floating away due to antigravity conditions
   5.  Turned it into a garden centre piece.
   6.  Hidden the dust under it.
   7.  Made a blackboard of the screen for the kids to draw on.
   8.  Turned on its side and used as a work bench.
   9.  Used it as a murder weapon.
   10. Used it to kill a spider.

   More fun and useful tips on how to use and abuse your TV for interactive
fun for all at home in future articals.  And if anyone has other
suggestions for uses for the telly,  drop me a line.

   Regards,
     Witch Won.



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GOGGLBOXMsg # 2 of 81                    Date: Sun  6/08/1995,  3:08 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 53 times

     To: All
Subject: Interesting watching :>

Turned on the telly yesterday, and what did I see on Channel 1?

An opera with an Italian name, set in France, sung in German, recorded in
San Francisco, and sung by a New Zealander.

Now *that's* classy Big Grin


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GOGGLBOXMsg # 3 of 81                    Date: Mon 18/09/1995,  5:46 pm  [E]
From: BO PEEP                    Read: 56 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: TV

>>I like watching Knight Rider on Television. My Father used to watch it too.
>
>Yeah... I watched that as a kid, Loved it!
>
>I saw the film Knight Rider II (Or something) and it was a waste of time.

Aren't most films whose titles end in ll a waste of time. Apparently "the
madness of King George" was originally titled "the Madness of King George
III but they renamed it because the American public might think it wasthe
third in a series.
Interesting eh?

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 4 of 81                    Date: Thu 28/09/1995,  9:42 am  [E]
From: TREKKER                    Read: 50 times

     To: All
Subject: Ad Awards

Did anyone catch the Fair Go Ad Awards last night?

Results I can remember are:

Under 14's Worst Ad:  Steve Erwin - Friend
Under 14's Best Ad:   Levis - Highwire

Overall Worst Ad:     Abdominal thing
Overall Best Ad:      BellSouth - Waltze-a-little

The Friend ad has taken the worst ad two years in a row now.  Can't the TV
companies take a hint.

Has anyone seen that Levis ad when they play it at the movies.  It is very
impresive on the big screen and sound system, and caught the attention of
everyone in the theatre.

Happy TV watching.

Trekker

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 5 of 81                    Date: Thu 29/08/1996,  6:43 pm  [E]
From: LUPUS                      Read: 56 times

     To: All
Subject: kiddies tv


I've noticed that there is bugger all for kiddies on telly. And what is
availible is <frown and shudder>  garbage currently there is only two of the
shows I have seen (and believe me I getting to see a lot of late :<)
Gargolyes and Sailor moon which seem to be worth the effort.

But apart from this the rest seem dross, I'm sure it can not be having a
good effect on the up and comming bbs's of the future.

Lupus

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 6 of 81                    Date: Tue 10/09/1996,  5:26 pm  [E]
From: TEEJAY                     Read: 59 times

     To: TREKKER
Subject: She is the one called Sailor Moon!

>>Gargolyes and Sailor moon which seem to be worth the effort.
>
>ARrRRRGGGGGG, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.  Not another one who likes Sailor Moon.  All
>they do is squeal at each other, then spend half the show transforming.

Fighting evil by moonlight,
Winning love by daylight
Never running from a real fight -
She is the one called salior moon!

Yay!  I watch this whenever I can wake up by 7:30.  If any of you out there
is a manga fan you are welcome to show up on Tuesdays to my Manga Night!
Dolby Pro Logic and a 3 meter screen!

Anyone interested can call me on 025 431 722 for the address and times, or
drop me an e-mail and I'll let you know.

TeeJay.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 7 of 81                    Date: Wed  2/04/1997,  7:25 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 35 times

     To: All
Subject: RED DWARF

NEWSFLASH........

RED DWARF is on its way.

I heard this straight from the CATS mouth.

There was an interview with the Cat from Red Dwarf, and it was mentioned
that New Zealand has purchased the last 6 series and the latest one.

Even the Cat was baffled as to why the wonderfull programmers at TVNZ have
in the past put a TEEN CULT tv program that has been growing over the last
10 years... in the 11pm slot.

---=== X.L.N.C wuz here ===---

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 8 of 81                    Date: Wed  9/04/1997,  1:13 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 31 times

     To: All
Subject: Duckman returns!

Yes folks, Duckman is back on tv!

Unfortunately, TV2, in their wisdom, have put it on at 4am.

Grrrrr!

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 9 of 81                    Date: Wed  9/04/1997, 10:02 pm  [E]
From: LUPUS                      Read: 31 times

     To: All
Subject: X-Files


I've being watching the last few episodes with real delight, but I have
become rather suspicious about Cancer Man.
It may just be my sick mind but do I get the impression that the last few
stories a suggesting that there is a closer relationship between Fox and
C-man than we were first lead to believe.

point C-Man worked with Fox's father

point C-man may have had some kind of relationship with Fox's Mother

point C-man has an old snap shot of Mrs Mulder and young Fox in pride of
place at his home.

Could it be <shudder> that C-man is in fact Fox's daddy?


Lupus

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 10 of 81                   Date: Fri 11/04/1997,  9:23 pm  [E]
From: LUPUS                      Read: 30 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: X-Files

>>I've being watching the last few episodes with real delight, but I have
>>become rather suspicious about Cancer Man.
>>It may just be my sick mind but do I get the impression that the last few
>>stories a suggesting that there is a closer relationship between Fox and
>>C-man than we were first lead to believe.
>>point C-Man worked with Fox's father
>>point C-man may have had some kind of relationship with Fox's Mother
>>point C-man has an old snap shot of Mrs Mulder and young Fox in pride of
>>place at his home.
>>
>>Could it be <shudder> that C-man is in fact Fox's daddy?
>
>Oh no!  It's perfect!
>
>(where was the snap shot?  I totally missed out on that one)

The snap shot appeared in the story before last which looked at the history
of C-Man  he keeps it on his desk by his old remington typewriter which he
uses to write his novels (which the publishers keep rejecting - no wonder
hes into to controlling the world)


>
>I'm just wondering whether they're going to do something about Mulders
>'Black Cancer', or just ignore it in the next episodes.
>
>I like the way he's not such a pantywaist anymore :>

Knowing X-files it will probably remain dorment till the last epsiode of
this season.

Yes - but its a bit alarming how much he seemed to enjoy beating up on
Kyrchek when the guy was handcuffed.  A friend of mine thought the entire
story lines was pretty homoerotic (note esp. Skinner answering the door bare
chested)  Wink

Lupus

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 11 of 81                   Date: Thu 17/04/1997, 10:42 pm  [E]
From: LUPUS                      Read: 25 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: X-Files

>>>I like the way he's not such a pantywaist anymore :>
>>
>>Yes - but its a bit alarming how much he seemed to enjoy beating up on
>>Kyrchek when the guy was handcuffed.  A friend of mine thought the entire
>>story lines was pretty homoerotic (note esp. Skinner answering the door bar
>>chested)  Wink
>
>Maybe they're trying to make him into a sex symbol?  *shudder*

Yes - but for whom?

Interestingly the same friend thinks that Skinner and Scully should have an
affair!!

Lupus

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 12 of 81                   Date: Sat 19/04/1997, 11:57 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 28 times

     To: LUPUS
Subject: Re: X-Files

>Another recall from the past (only when I was reminded of it though) Refer
>back to the end of season show before last when Scully got abducted and
>C-man gave strict orders to Kychek that he was not to kill Fox.

Ahh.. now *here's* a recall into the past ... sheds some light on a recent
X-philes :>


MULDERISMS: AUBREY  EPISODE 12

Mulder: Well, I'd like to know why this police woman would suddenly
        drive her car into a field the size of Rhode Island and for no
        rhyme or reason dig up the bones of a man whose been missing for
        50 years.  I mean unless there was a neon sign saying 'Dig
        Here'...




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GOGGLBOXMsg # 13 of 81                   Date: Thu 24/04/1997,  1:12 am  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 28 times

     To: All
Subject: Wut?!

I just saw a blurb on the TV, while watching The Platypus Man that said:


We wish to advise people in the Invercargill Area that transmission will
resume at 2.00am.


That would be comforting to the IV people ;>.. if they could see it.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 14 of 81                   Date: Fri 25/04/1997,  9:32 pm  [E]
From: RASPUTIN                   Read: 28 times  [1 Reply]

     To: All
Subject: Viper (more bullshit)

I watched Viper (Only because they replaced my beloved Xena with Stupid
rugby) and to stop the timer on the bomb the lady said "try removing the
processor chip while sumultaneously cutting the red wire". 

I have to comment, or else I'd have nothing to say... Smile

First, I didn't know there was a colour code for bomb-timer wiring.
Which Standards Organisation would govern this¨ <G>

Secondly: how quick is 'simultaneously'¨ Electrickery travels around the
speed of light, which is P.D.Q.!  Oh dear...

I know it's only TV. If only they made up stuff on a subject I knew
nothing about, wouldn't shatter my 'suspended disbelief' then.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 15 of 81                   Date: Sat 26/04/1997, 10:26 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 28 times

     To: RASPUTIN
Subject: Re: Viper (more bullshit)

>First, I didn't know there was a colour code for bomb-timer wiring.
>Which Standards Organisation would govern this¨ <G>
>I know it's only TV. If only they made up stuff on a subject I knew
>nothing about, wouldn't shatter my 'suspended disbelief' then.
I liked Sledge Hammers version of it...

 10...9...8... Which wire... 4... 3... the Blue one... 1..Snip.




OOps....


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GOGGLBOXMsg # 16 of 81                   Date: Sat 10/05/1997,  1:04 am  [E]
From: RASPUTIN                   Read: 32 times

     To: All
Subject: Rocko's modern life

On Friday morning my daughter watched Rocko's Modern Life, and didn't
wake me up for it. She said I needed to sleep in.  I said I would've just
gone back to sleep after, so she told me what happened. Cool kid! Smile

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 17 of 81                   Date: Wed 14/05/1997, 10:11 pm  [E]
From: LUPUS                      Read: 29 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: X-Files

>>>>ah that one - <my alzheimers Smile>
>>>
>>>Take two asprin and call me in the morning...
>>>
>>>Hell... bring two bottles, and call me now! *grin*
>>
>>That was two bottles of asprin wasn't it?  Wink
>
>It is now.. you took too long to answer! ;>

One child to feed and bed down for the night, one partner to feed and bed
down for the night - there are times I wish I was single again <no! I never
said that!!> :\

btw  did you catch  this weeks X-Files - it would seem that the producers
have come up with a way to keep Gillian Anderson under control by giving
Scully cancer - "Any more problems with you Gill me girl and Scully gets
it!"

Smile

Lupus

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 18 of 81                   Date: Thu 15/05/1997, 11:44 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 25 times  [2 Retorts]

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: WTF?

>This week - Dragon. Very good movie, done in style of Bruce Lee's films...
>definately worth watching (thats about it for this week tho)
Isnt this the one with Bruces son Brandon, where he actually Died
during a scene where he was to catch a bullet in his mouth, and somhow the
prop gun got loaded with a real bullet?
So wot woz a real bullet doing anywhere near a prop!

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 19 of 81                   Date: Fri 16/05/1997, 12:17 am  [E]
From: DEADLY                     Read: 24 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: WTF?

>>This week - Dragon. Very good movie, done in style of Bruce Lee's films...
>>definately worth watching (thats about it for this week tho)
>Isnt this the one with Bruces son Brandon, where he actually Died
>during a scene where he was to catch a bullet in his mouth, and somhow the
>prop gun got loaded with a real bullet?
>So wot woz a real bullet doing anywhere near a prop!

 Nope you are thinking of the Crow in which Brandon Lee was fatally shot
with a .44 magnum in the big shoot out scene towards the end.. This one is
about the life of Bruce Lee Pretty boring really better to watch the rugby
me thinks..

Cheers DCH

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 20 of 81                   Date: Fri 16/05/1997,  4:34 pm  [E]
From: DETH                       Read: 25 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: WTF?

>Isnt this the one with Bruces son Brandon, where he actually Died
>during a scene where he was to catch a bullet in his mouth, and somhow the
>prop gun got loaded with a real bullet?
>So wot woz a real bullet doing anywhere near a prop!

  No, no no (Sheesh, poor guys only been gone 2 years and the legends are
starting already.)  Brandon Lee died during the -definitive- Gothic-Punk
movie, 'The Crow'.  If you haven't seen it, go rent it.  Now.  Twice.  Trust
me, it's worth it.  As for him dying trying to catch a bullet in his mouth,
Nope.  Sorry, but he got shot at point blank range by a blank, and the wax
cartridge they use in those damn things it him in a vital area.  Can't
remember the exact details, but if anyones really -that- interested I'll
hunt down some of my friends in the Teeny Goths.  They'll know for sure Smile

Deth (The Crow rocks!)

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 21 of 81                   Date: Mon  2/06/1997,  1:48 am  [E]
From: DETH                       Read: 27 times

     To: All
Subject: New film idea!

  Hey, I have a brillant idea for a new film.  It's about a gang of surfing
vampires, that rob blood-banks disguised as different ancient bloodsuckers
(Presidents of the good ol' U.S. of A.) and then ride the waves by night.
The character development would be easy, the pathos mind-numbing and the
oportunity for angst (Oh, the horror!  Oh, the Beast Within ™ would be
fantastic.

  only problem is, do I call it Lost Break or Point Boys?  Smile

Deth (Just finished watching Lost Boys again... oh, you can tell?  Smile
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 22 of 81                   Date: Sun  8/06/1997, 11:33 am  [E]

From: XLNC                       Read: 28 times  [1 Reply]

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: R3: Cry Little Sister

>I've have another listen to it tomorrow.. I've got the video tape of the
>entire concert Big Grin
My favourite episode of Magnum PI waz the 1 where Tom goes after
the dude that blew up his wife n Kid. The piece right up 2 where tom has him
in the sight of a hunting rifle was accompanied with "The Brazillian" tune
in its entireity. (Tom let him go, but in a later sho he had the guy at
gunpoint in a forest, the guy lauhgs at tom saying how he couldnt do it. The
show ends and fades out 2 black. A gunshot rings out. COOOOl

I miss GOOD tv programs like Magnum PI and the early Miami Vice (B 4 they
started to get depressing and "Meaningfull")

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 23 of 81                   Date: Sun  8/06/1997,  5:43 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 28 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: R3: Cry Little Sister

>My favourite episode of Magnum PI waz the 1 where Tom goes after
>the dude that blew up his wife n Kid. The piece right up 2 where tom has him
>in the sight of a hunting rifle was accompanied with "The Brazillian" tune
>in its entireity. (Tom let him go, but in a later sho he had the guy at
>gunpoint in a forest, the guy lauhgs at tom saying how he couldnt do it. The
>show ends and fades out 2 black. A gunshot rings out. COOOOl

Hehehehehe nice ending!

>I miss GOOD tv programs like Magnum PI and the early Miami Vice (B 4 they
>started to get depressing and "Meaningfull")

Yeah... wasn't Magnum the first program that had the main character talking
to the camera?  (Then came Moonlighting :>)

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 24 of 81                   Date: Sun  6/07/1997,  5:58 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 21 times

     To: BJ THE HUN
Subject: Re: TV4

> >It sucks heaps so far.. So no one will come. :>
> Ai> Yeah, but they've got Who's Line Is It Anyway, and I was storing them
> Ai> on tape from TV2, but now I can't get the TV4 episodes. 8(
>
> I'm not taping it for you.. Unless.. <hint>

You're too young for me Beej.


;>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 25 of 81                   Date: Wed 16/07/1997, 11:22 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 22 times

     To: All
Subject: Texas Rangerk

Just when I thought they were as bad as they could get...
The team producing Walker Texas Rangerk just hit a new Stupidity Lowpoint.

Picture this...
2 Guys in makeshift hospital beds, One unconcious I guess...
The other is giving blood Direct (Gee I guess it was lucky they had the same
type of blood)
Anywayz... Theres an empty tube going from one Guys arm to the other...
Then Weeeeeeeeee, the Blood wizzez down the tube and into the other
guys arm..
Ok, So what happened to the AIR in the tube. There was no venting...
Mabee its just me but even I know streight air in the bloodstream means
Unhappy Camper time...
Perhaps This should b posted in DUH! for "What the F! do these TV people
take us for!".
                ---=== X.L.N.C wuz here ===---

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 26 of 81                   Date: Sat 26/07/1997, 11:06 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 20 times  [3 Retorts]

     To: All
Subject: Milo & Otis

I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing the
cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...

How many kittens did they kill in total?

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 27 of 81                   Date: Sun 27/07/1997, 11:16 am  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 20 times  [1 Reply]

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Milo & Otis

>I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing the
>cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...
>How many kittens did they kill in total?
About the same amount as puppies drowned/eaten by the Bear...
And chic's eaten by the kittens...

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 28 of 81                   Date: Sun 27/07/1997,  9:53 am  [E]
From: BLOODSWORD                 Read: 21 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Milo & Otis

 Ai> I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing
 Ai> the cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...
 Ai> How many kittens did they kill in total?

Yeah! i thought some bits were good but when the Cat went flying off
the cliff into the sea i thought
"Shit...the RSPCA could make a bundle outta this and see the pants off
the producers..."
then thought another thought
"...and that git Dudly Moore..."

... ex-bikerpsuedointelectualcomputergeekunemployeddiesalmechanicwiccanpoe

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 29 of 81                   Date: Mon 28/07/1997,  1:38 am  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 22 times  [1 Reply]

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: Milo & Otis

>>I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing the
>>cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...
>>How many kittens did they kill in total?
>About the same amount as puppies drowned/eaten by the Bear...
>And chic's eaten by the kittens...

I'm not worried about the dog... But I hope the kitten was safe!

(And I didn't see the animal abuse disclaimer at the end... hmmmmm... )

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 30 of 81                   Date: Mon 28/07/1997,  7:46 pm  [E]
From: HALO                       Read: 22 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Milo & Otis

>I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing the
>cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...
>
>How many kittens did they kill in total?

I think it was 22.  Most of them in the waterfall scene.  My BF wouldn't let
me watch it cos of that. :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 31 of 81                   Date: Tue 29/07/1997,  6:12 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 24 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Milo & Otis

>>>I just finished almost watching the Milo & Otis film (whilst doing the
>>>cryptic crossword in Women's Day ;>), and have one question...
>>>How many kittens did they kill in total?
>>About the same amount as puppies drowned/eaten by the Bear...
>>And chic's eaten by the kittens...
>I'm not worried about the dog... But I hope the kitten was safe!
>(And I didn't see the animal abuse disclaimer at the end... hmmmmm... )
I want to see the NON PC version...
The producers of this movie wish to point out that 12 Kittens, 8 mice, 3
puppies, 2 bear cubs, I gerbil, 3 ducks, and 2 streetkids were killed to
bring you the realism you enjoy.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 32 of 81                   Date: Fri 29/08/1997, 12:46 am  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 20 times  [1 Reply]

     To: All
Subject: Millenium or Profiller

Well I havn't been overly impressed in "Millenium" the Rant Rant
Rave Rave "From the directors of X-files" series...

Lessee... Its supposed to b a new concept program...
The Main character is an Ex "Dective type Roll"
Who has Quit their previous job due to a Maniac stalker threatening
them and their family...
They now work with a group of specialists that track down Serial
Killers and Strange murders etc..
They can see thrugh the Eyes of their target, and can track them
down using this talent.
The Stalker from their previous job has come back to haunt them...

Now let me get this streight... This is supposed to be New, cutting edge
tv...
What about the Program "Profiler"..
The Main character is an Ex "Dectective type roll"
Who has quit their previous job due to a Maniac stalker threatening
them and their family

Etc Etc...

...The Stalker is still stalking Her too!!!

            YUP... Millenium is Reall Origional!
                ---=== X.L.N.C wuz here ===---

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 33 of 81                   Date: Fri 29/08/1997, 12:35 pm  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 17 times  [1 Reply]

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: Millenium or Profiller

>Now let me get this streight... This is supposed to be New, cutting edge
>tv...
>What about the Program "Profiler"..

I only watched one episode of Profiler, and the pilot of Millenium, so maybe
this isn't the most informed of opinions, but anyways...

What I saw of Profiler was CRAP. It was typical American-series junk,
defusing some bomb one second before it blows up, running around with big
guns and big hairdoos... the puzzles and solutions that whoever-she-is went
through were just plain stupid. Maybe it was just that episode, but I though
it sucked.

Millenium was kind of dum, and kind of cliche (where's what accented 'e' got
to...?), but at least the main character can act, at least the story was
thought out a little bit more, and at least there weren't quite so many
'close calls' ("wow... lucky us, the bullet missed us by an inch AGAIN")
that you tend to get in the real rubishy programs.
  That said, I wasn't too impressed either. It didn't really seem to go
anywhere, do anything, whetever. Basically I think I'll just avoid both
programs.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 34 of 81                   Date: Fri 29/08/1997,  8:40 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 19 times

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: Millenium or Profiller

>Millenium was kind of dum, and kind of cliche (where's what accented 'e' got
>to...?), but at least the main character can act, at least the story was
>thought out a little bit more, and at least there weren't quite so many
>'close calls' ("wow... lucky us, the bullet missed us by an inch AGAIN")
>that you tend to get in the real rubishy programs.
>  That said, I wasn't too impressed either. It didn't really seem to go
>anywhere, do anything, whetever. Basically I think I'll just avoid both
>programs.

I recon the Main actor (Wherez my listner....Ahh u know who...)
Was excellent in "Aliens".. ok in the "Flame" beer Comercialz ..
Good in this, but the Cliche' plot az u put lets it down.

It iz realistic tho, Mabee coz the group it portrays helps write the
script.. (Ex Cia and Serial Killer Detctvzs.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 35 of 81                   Date: Wed  3/09/1997,  3:32 am  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 20 times  [2 Retorts]

     To: All
Subject: Details

Ever noticed in movies, TV programmes, etc. sometimes they put in extra
little bits that don't actually really _have_ to be there, but if you notice
them then they're really cool.
  IMHO this shows that the people producing the movie/program/whatever have
actually put a bit of thought into what they're doing, instead of producing
run-of-the-mill crap.

  Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about this.
There's two examples I can think of at the moment, one that XLNC mentioned a
few posts back. What other ones have people noticed?


Highlander - near the beginning, in one of the "flashback" scenes when the
McLeod clan is goin' off to do battle with the Frasers... there's a cut
where you can make out a burning cross in the background. When I first
noticed this, I thought it was some nasty satanistic thing the producers had
put in as a joke or summink. Turns out that it was a Scottish custom to burn
a cross as a clan call to battle.

Predator II - pointed out to me by someone else. Right near the end, when
the main guy (I forget the name) first enters the alien spaceship, before he
has the final fight. He looks in on a trophy room, where there are a
collection of skulls from the creatures that the Predators have killed.
Amongst them there is a skull of an alien aka Aliens movies.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 36 of 81                   Date: Wed  3/09/1997,  1:21 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 20 times

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: Details

>  Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about this.
>There's two examples I can think of at the moment, one that XLNC mentioned a
>few posts back. What other ones have people noticed?
>
>Highlander - near the beginning, in one of the "flashback" scenes when the
>Predator II - pointed out to me by someone else. Right near the end, when

Nash Bridges (last night.. flipped to it for last 15 minutes) had Chong
(partner of Cheech Marin) playing a druggie, phrase "Where's dave?"  "Dave's
not here man.."... and parting shot 10 minutes later, Chong to Cheech in
aside "Grow your mustache back, man."

:>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 37 of 81                   Date: Wed  3/09/1997,  7:04 pm  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 16 times  [1 Reply]

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: Details

>Ever noticed in movies, TV programmes, etc. sometimes they put in extra
>little bits that don't actually really _have_ to be there, but if you notice
>them then they're really cool.

One ov my All time favourites was in the "A-Team"
"Face" was walking into a Movie set when passed by an actor wearing
a "Cylon" costume (Battlestar Galactica).
You c a spark of recognition in his look and a rais of his arm b 4
he shakes his head "Nahh" and walks on...
("Face" was Starbuck in Cattlecar Galactica.. err Battlestar...)

Theres a series I would Love 2 c Back.. (Not the last series when they
landed on earth tho, that wuz a bit weak!.

I think they missed a chance for a great spinnoff from that one tho...
1 Show Had Starbuck crash on a planet after shooting down a Cylon
ship (Much Like "Alien Mine").
He found & rebuilt a Cylon, then taught him Humanity to the point where
the Cylon Gave his life for Starbuck to the Quote of...
"Not Cylon... Not Human...      Friends."
Woulda been good az a seriez if he rebuilt the Cylon again, and went
on Planet hopping thru alien civilisationz.. Him & RedEye.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 38 of 81                   Date: Wed  3/09/1997, 10:06 pm  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 17 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: Details

>One ov my All time favourites was in the "A-Team"
>"Face" was walking into a Movie set when passed by an actor wearing
>a "Cylon" costume (Battlestar Galactica).
>You c a spark of recognition in his look and a rais of his arm b 4
>he shakes his head "Nahh" and walks on...

That reminds me of another one - in the Last Action Hero (not soooo subtle
this one, but still funny): when Arnie and the kid walk into the police
station, and the actor who plays the T-1000 in Terminator 2 walks out the
door... same costume, same haircut, same "I'm gonna get ya look"   Smile

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 39 of 81                   Date: Thu  4/09/1997,  7:13 pm  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 20 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: R3: Re: Details

>Lemmee think now... Wuzzit "Waynes World" where they're stopped by
>the same cop looking for a kid, Gives them the same look, Even does
>the fast walk after em...

Thats rioght, I remember that bit... coool  Smile

>... Waynes World, Waynes World, Party time, Excellent.
>... Party on Garth. Party on Wayne.

*ping*   I've suddenly realised where I've seen Rasputin before! He's Garth
from Wayne's World!!!!!

>... Perfection thy name is Heather Lockleyer.

Smile  You don't say...  Smile

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 40 of 81                   Date: Thu  2/10/1997,  4:04 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 20 times

     To: XLNC
Subject: Re: X-Files (Like this hasn't

>movie "The babysitters dead" too... Tho I was watchin California Man
>myself...

I taped California Man (aka Encino Man) to watch later on (4am), thinking
that it would be a complete waste of time.  But I'm embarrassed to say that
I giggled the whole way through!

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 41 of 81                   Date: Mon 13/10/1997,  1:35 am  [E]
From: AYMERS                     Read: 25 times  [1 Reply]

     To: GURU
Subject: About: Killing of characters :>

>>Wot about Blake Seven, Say I c a pattern of "Computer assisted heroes..
>
>Yeah! That one aswell. That was one of the few series' that actually allowed
>main characters to get killed every now and again...

Great minds think alike.

For months now (Since watching.. uh.. hangon, this is going to be a speil..
I'll start a new paragraph without the brackets)

I was watching Friday the Thirteenth, and I guess it wasn't shown in order,
and the guy in the story kept changing, and one I hadn't even noticed was a
regular (the boyfriend of the main character, damn!  I needed the brackets
after all.) died in a nasty fire... and I noticed, after watching it for a
few weeks that he was on a lot of the episodes until they stuck to another
main guy.

Anyways... the thought was... I'd LOVE to make my own program like that, but
have all the actors throw some dice before the script for each program is
written, and if any of them get a double 6 they get killed off, no matter
how good they are :>  (A bit like Roseanne did with the sitcom crew ;>)

Hmmm... maybe we could incorporate it into a DnD kinda subby with each
person making a character... but alas... after seeing the difference between
the messages of the early '90's, and the ones now, I don't see the writers
there once was. 8(  I can wait for the new wave :>
Reply
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 42 of 81                   Date: Wed 15/10/1997,  4:16 pm  [E]

From: GURU                       Read: 23 times  [1 Reply]

     To: AYMERS
Subject: About: Killing of charact

 Ay> I was watching Friday the Thirteenth, and I guess it wasn't shown in
 Ay> order, and the guy in the story kept changing, and one I hadn't even
 Ay> noticed was a regular (the boyfriend of the main character, damn!  I
 Ay> needed the brackets after all.) died in a nasty fire... and I noticed,
 Ay> after watching it for a few weeks that he was on a lot of the episodes
 Ay> until they stuck to another main guy.

Wey hey... when you're a kid you think that lots of TV programs are scary,
'cos you never know whos going to die. Then you realise all this stuff about
'main characters', and it all becomes a bit of a drag...   I like it when
things aren't predictable.
  Thats not to say that I particularly like main characters dying (since
quite often I hapen to like them) - just that I think they _should_ die
for the sake of realism rather than for the sake of a G-rating.

 Ay> Anyways... the thought was... I'd LOVE to make my own program like
 Ay> that, but have all the actors throw some dice before the script for
 Ay> each program is written, and if any of them get a double 6 they get
 Ay> killed off, no matter how good they are :>  (A bit like Roseanne did
 Ay> with the sitcom crew ;>)

What? Roseanne killed her sitcom crew...? Howcome I never heard anything
about it? Didn't it go to trial or anything?
  Well, I think that a story could be made a bit better by actually thinking
about how and why and when characters die than throwing a (wait for it...)
random number generating cuboid. Basically I agree that the characters
shouldn't be immortal just because the actor has a contract for that season.

 Ay> Hmmm... maybe we could incorporate it into a DnD kinda subby with each
 Ay> person making a character... but alas... after seeing the difference
 Ay> between the messages of the early '90's, and the ones now, I don't see
 Ay> the writers there once was. 8(  I can wait for the new wave :>

Oi!  You wanna run a DnD game, I'm keen  Smile   Tho on BBSs, each game seems
to get about as far as about 30 mins of real-time gaming would before
the game collapses...
  Thats what is good about Roleplaying tho: things can be realistic (if
thats the sorta game you're playing - if its a "I'm a 18/00 fighter" game
then things get silly), characters can die, and jumping over spiked pits
_is_ scary (visions of Prince of Persia for some funny reason...)

___ Blue Wave/386 v2.30 [NR]

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 43 of 81                   Date: Thu 16/10/1997,  7:07 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 14 times

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: About: Killing of charact

> Ay> I was watching Friday the Thirteenth, and I guess it wasn't shown in
> Ay> order, and the guy in the story kept changing, and one I hadn't even
> Ay> noticed was a regular (the boyfriend of the main character, damn!  I
> Ay> needed the brackets after all.) died in a nasty fire... and I noticed,
> Ay> after watching it for a few weeks that he was on a lot of the episodes
> Ay> until they stuck to another main guy.
>
>Wey hey... when you're a kid you think that lots of TV programs are scary,
>'cos you never know whos going to die. Then you realise all this stuff about
>'main characters', and it all becomes a bit of a drag...   I like it when
>things aren't predictable.
>  Thats not to say that I particularly like main characters dying (since
>quite often I hapen to like them) - just that I think they _should_ die
>for the sake of realism rather than for the sake of a G-rating.

Yeah... I remember being a kid watching horrors and thriller movies with
friends and them getting upset, and me saying 'Oh come on.  He/she can't
die, they had their name at the beginning of the movie!'

> Ay> Anyways... the thought was... I'd LOVE to make my own program like
> Ay> that, but have all the actors throw some dice before the script for
> Ay> each program is written, and if any of them get a double 6 they get
> Ay> killed off, no matter how good they are :>  (A bit like Roseanne did
> Ay> with the sitcom crew ;>)
>
>What? Roseanne killed her sitcom crew...? Howcome I never heard anything
>about it? Didn't it go to trial or anything?
>  Well, I think that a story could be made a bit better by actually thinking
>about how and why and when characters die than throwing a (wait for it...)
>random number generating cuboid. Basically I agree that the characters
>shouldn't be immortal just because the actor has a contract for that season.

She got rid of every one of them at one point :>  It was quite well known.

But if they had to die, it'd be known before the script was written, and
besides... it's a dangerous job being in a horror :>

> Ay> Hmmm... maybe we could incorporate it into a DnD kinda subby with each
> Ay> person making a character... but alas... after seeing the difference
> Ay> between the messages of the early '90's, and the ones now, I don't see
> Ay> the writers there once was. 8(  I can wait for the new wave :>
>
>Oi!  You wanna run a DnD game, I'm keen  Smile   Tho on BBSs, each game seems
>to get about as far as about 30 mins of real-time gaming would before
>the game collapses...
>  Thats what is good about Roleplaying tho: things can be realistic (if
>thats the sorta game you're playing - if its a "I'm a 18/00 fighter" game
>then things get silly), characters can die, and jumping over spiked pits
>_is_ scary (visions of Prince of Persia for some funny reason...)

I don't think that many people would keep up with it.  I'll see if I can
work it out in my mind first (had a thought that if someone doesn't use
their character in a week then they can be killed by another character), but
I'm no DnD player, so I don't know what I'm doing :>

... That Prince of Persia was GROSE!  I couldn't believe that I was playing
a splatter game!

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 44 of 81                   Date: Fri 17/10/1997,  7:26 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 20 times

     To: All
Subject: Simpsons

List of Bart Simpson's Blackboard Quotations

   Episode numbers indicate the blackboard scene used when the episode was
   shown for the first time; in some cases, the one used in Canada is
   listed where it was "original" and the USA one was repeated.

   Note that all quotes were originally in all capital letters, but any
   punctuation appears as it did in the original quotes

   Openings are listed in the order in which they were first shown. If an
   episode is not listed, either it did not have a blackboard quote
   the first time it was shown, or it used a repeated opening

   "x" after an episode number indicates it took place during the episode
   "*" indicates a note:


   7G02   I will not waste chalk
   7G03   I will not skateboard in the halls
   7G04   I will not burp in class
   7G06   I will not instigate revolution
   7G09   I will not draw naked ladies in class

   7G07   I did not see Elvis
   7G10   I will not call my teacher "Hot Cakes"
   7G13   Garlic gum is not funny
   7G12   They are laughing at me, not with me
   7G01   I will not yell "Fire" in a crowded classroom

   7F03   I will not encourage others to fly
   7F03x  I will not fake my way through life
   7F02   Tar is not a play thing
   7F01   I will not Xerox my butt
   7F01*  It's potato, not potatoe (This was used for the second airing, a
             reference to Dan Quayle's gaff while visiting a school)

   7F05   I will not trade pants with others
   7F08*  I am not a 32 year old woman (To put it another way, Nancy
          Cartwright is not a 10-year-old boy)
   7F07   I will not do that thing with my tongue
   7F06   I will not drive the principal's car
   7F09   I will not pledge allegiance to Bart

   7F10*  I will not sell school property (Also used in 7F14 - the only
          episode so far to use a "repeated" blackboard opening in its
          first showing)

   7F11*  I will not cut corners (It actually looks like this:
          I WILL NOT CUT CORNERS
          "  "    "   "   "   "
          "  "    "   "   "   ")
   7F12   I will not get very far with this attitude
   7F13   I will not make flatulent noises in class
   7F15   I will not belch the National Anthem
   7F16   I will not sell land in Florida
   7F17   I will not grease the monkey bars

   7F18   I will not hide behind the Fifth Amendment
   7F20   I will not do anything bad ever again
   7F21*  I will not show off (This was written in an "Olde English"-style
          font)
   7F22   I will not sleep through my education
   7F24   I am not a dentist

   8F01   Spitwads are not free speech
   7F23   Nobody likes sunburn slappers
   8F03   High explosives and school don't mix
   8F03x  I will not bribe Principal Skinner
   8F04*  I will not squeak chalk (Bart squeaks the chalk while writing
this)

   8F05*   I will finish what I star (This appears on one line; the rest is
           blank)
   8F06   "Bart Bucks" are not legal tender
   8F08   Underwear should be worn on the inside
   8F09   The Christmas Pageant does not stink
   8F10   I will not torment the emotionally frail

   8F11   I will not carve gods
   8F14   I will not spank others
   8F13   I will not aim for the head
   8F15*  I will not barf unless I'm sick (Lisa has a blackboard punishment
          of sorts during the episode; she has to clap erasers)
   8F15x  I will not expose the ignorance of the faculty

   8F17   I saw nothing unusual in the teacher's lounge
   8F19   I will not conduct my own fire drills
   8F20   Funny noises are not funny
   8F22   I will not snap bras
   8F23   I will not fake seizures

   8F24   This punishment is not boring and pointless
   8F18   My name is not Dr. Death
   9F01*  I will not defame New Orleans (New Orleans complained about the
          opening song in "Oh, Streetcar!")
   9F02   I will not prescribe medication
   9F03*  I will not bury the new kid (During the episode, Marge wrote "I
          will try to raise a better child")

   9F05   I will not teach others to fly
   9F06   I will not bring sheep to class
   9F07   A burp is not an answer
   9F08   Teacher is not a leper
   9F09*  Coffee is not for kids (Each line becomes less and less legible;
          the last line is a scrawl)

   9F10   I will not eat things for money
   9F11   I will not yell "She's Dead" at roll call
   9F12   The principal's toupee is not a Frisbee
   9F13   I will not call the principal "spud head"
   9F14   Goldfish don't bounce

   9F15   Mud is not one of the 4 food groups
   9F17   No one is interested in my underpants
   9F16   I will not sell miracle cures
   9F18   I will return the seeing-eye dog
   9F20   I do not have diplomatic immunity

   9F19   I will not charge admission to the bathroom
   9F21*  I will never win an Emmy (This was the first episode after 1992-93
          Emmy nominations were announced, the first time the show was
          eligible for "Best Comedy Series", but it wasn't nominated (the
          show has won "Best Animated Show" Emmys in the past)
   9F22   The cafeteria deep fryer is not a toy
   1F07*  All work and no play makes Bart a dull boy (This was not written
          "line by line" like the others)
   1F08   I will not say "Springfield" just to get applause

   1F09   I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers
   1F11*  My homework was not stolen by a one-armed man (A reference to "The
          Fugitive")
   1F10   I will not go near the kindergarten turtle
   1F14   I am not deliciously saucy
   1F15   Organ transplants are best left to the professionals

   1F16   The Pledge of Allegiance does not end with Hail Satan
   1F18*  I will not celebrate meaningless milestones (This was first used
          for the 100th new episode)
   1F19   There are plenty of businesses like show business
   1F21   I will not re-transmit without the express permission of Major
          League Baseball
   1F20   Five days is not too long to wait for a gun
   1F22   Beans are neither fruit nor musical


Zos:  What a complete waste of space!

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 45 of 81                   Date: Wed 22/10/1997, 11:45 am  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 19 times

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: storys

> Ai> Yeah... I remember being a kid watching horrors and thriller movies
> Ai> with friends and them getting upset, and me saying 'Oh come on.  He/she
> Ai> can't die, they had their name at the beginning of the movie!'
>
>Maan, you _were_ a Prodegy   Smile

Adults just called me a brat :>

>Well, yeah - like that Ellen episode (need I describe it further, everyone
>knows which one I'm on about): woulda made a great surprise if she had come
>out without telling anyone it was going to happen beforehand. As it was,
>I guess it ended up as a sorta anticlimax... oh well, such is life  Smile

I preferred it the way she did it...  It gave more cause to have inside
jokes that we could understand :>

"I feel pretty.... oh so pretty... I feel pretty, and witty, and.. Hey!  Who
used up the toothpaste!?

:>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 46 of 81                   Date: Thu  6/11/1997,  3:15 pm  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 17 times

     To: RASPUTIN
Subject: Re: & on the 7th day he gave

>>  What this seems to mean to me is that the bible does not explicitly talk
>>about every human that God creates (viz. Lilith), and that the world is
>>already vaguely populated by the 2nd generation of humans. So basically I
>
>Yep, and I'm a witness! But yep, thas what I reckon too.

Smile   I think it was Red Dwarf - a newsflash where archaeologists have just
discovered the missing first page of the Bible:
  "All characters in this novel are purely fictional..."
hehehe...

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 47 of 81                   Date: Mon 10/11/1997,  8:56 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 14 times

     To: All
Subject: Pulp Fiction

What Was in the Pulp Fiction Briefcase?

If you all are anything like me then you had no idea what was in the
briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
I now know, and I thought I would pass along the information because it
makes the movie 100 times better than it already is.

Remember the first time you were introduced to Marsellis Wallace. The
first shot of him was of the back of his head, complete with Band-Aid.
Then, remember that the combination of the lock on the briefcase was
666, and whenever anyone opened the briefcase, it glowed, and they were
in amazement at how beautiful it was; they were speechless. Now, bring
in some Biblical knowledge, and remember that when the devil takes your
soul, he takes it from the back of your head.

Yep, you guessed it. And what is the most beautiful thing about a person:
his soul. Marsellis Wallace had sold his soul to the devil, and was trying
to buy it back. The three kids in the beginning of the movie were the
devil's helpers. And remember that when the kid at the end came out of the
bathroom with a "hand cannon," Jules and Vincent were not harmed by the
bullets. "God came down and stopped the bullets," because they were saving
a soul. It was divine intervention.

note - this passage is not actually in the Bible:

Ezekiel 25:17 "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the
inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who
in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley
of darkness, for he is truely his brother's keeper and the finder of lost
children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengence and furious
anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know
my name is the Lord when I lay my vengence upon thee."


Zos's note: Someone is sure to find this interesting.  (Ras?)  Wink



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GOGGLBOXMsg # 48 of 81                   Date: Sat 28/02/1998,  7:39 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 16 times

     To: All
Subject: Alien abduction


So was there anyone stupid enough out there to believe that Aliens had
abducted a whole family of camcorder junkies and the only way we were going
to hear about it was by watching a cheesey docudrama on lil ol TV2 ?

Apparently a whopping 70% of Americans interviewed after the showing of that
2nd rate show believed so!

I got enough from the shorts to see that it was a hoax, and Im not quite so
gulible to believe that when the lil green guys attack we'll see it on 2
first!

I really hated the fake 'snow' fade-outs on the tape and the way that
everyone in the room screamed with agony from the ultra high frequency noise
while the baby sat there with a bewildered look on its face. Especially
since babies would be far more suseptable to the noise in the first place
with their better hearing range.

I thought that the broad-beam lasers that the 'aliens' used to cut up the
cows was a tad pathetic, kinda like they were drawn on afterwards would'nt
ya say  Wink

I had a wee think about things for a while and I decided that if I had been
put in charge of the production the scenario would have been a little
different...
...Family awakes one morning to find the house in disarray, theres blood on
their clothes and shot gun blasts in the walls. They remember nothing of the
night before and assume that they have been either burgled or are the butt
of a cruel joke. Thats untill a few weeks later while sitting down to watch
an old copy of the X-files they find the video tape contains footage of the
whole ordeal.

Better still they find the tape and all the physical evidence has been
removed!! There are no holes in the walls where the footage shows that there
should be etc etc....  <fade out to the Twilight Zone theme>   Smile

Zos.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 49 of 81                   Date: Mon  2/03/1998,  6:13 pm  [E]
From: HORUS                      Read: 20 times  [1 Reply]

     To: AIMEE                   Fwd From: :      Up yours too! - Flames!     
Subject: Davey Jones' Locket


H>Quite the lovable urchin, was our Davy Jones. Have you ever caught the
H>re-runs on Tv2? Thats another series that succumbed to the
H>depredations of time.

AI>Yeah, but it's better than what the kids get to watch nowadays on tv, what
AI>with violence, carnage, etc...

I agree, even though a lot of the programmes we watched as youngsters,
now seem rather twee, at least we were cocooned against rampant
violence.

As an adult, I enjoy violent movies, its bothers me not at all that a
hundred people may die nastily in an action movie. Oddly though, I still
don't like to see animals suffer. I reckon this feeling harks back to my
childhood reading of Charlotte's Web. I finished reading the book as the
whole family was driving to Levin, and bawled my eyes out at a spider's
demise! Christ! Two posts in this subbie where I admit to shedding
tears.

Repeatedly viewing violence, desensitises the viewee, and in a young
person's case, if a responsible adult doesn't explain to he/she that the
medium they are watching dwells in the make-believe, the child, like a
sponge, soaks up the information, unaware of the residual effects.

It really is a crime that so many children spend all their free time
sitting in front of the idiot box. The programmes they watch nowadays
are made with the `quick impact' in mind. Cerebral stimuli is not a
concern of the programmers. Their livelihood depends on the ratings,
pulp programming is a high rater, pulp programming we receive. The
advertisers are quite possibly the demons we must fear, and sadly, you
or I, if we were in business to survive, could count ourselves among
them. Tv only survives because the like of L.V. Martin and co spend
large amounts of money to advertise their product. Unfortunately, this
money then goes into making dreadful programmes like Heroes, Police Stop
etc.

On a slightly different tack now!

I fucking hate adverts where young women in the flush of youth, are used
to advertise skin care products. I intensely despise yuppie bastards who
shake two pieces of chewing gum from a cardboard packet so their fucking
mouth doesn't smell of `onion breath'. Believe me, if I was in absolute
power, maybe with Guru or Zosimos as my deputies, there would be a rapid
decrease in the human population overnight! And I consider myself a
rational man!

AI>>On the re-run note, wouldn't you say we were just about overdue for
AI>>another repeat of M.A.S.H ?

AI>Channel 2, 6:30 :>

Cheeky woman! I even checked out tonight's paper!

---
 þ SLMR 2.1a þ
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 50 of 81                   Date: Sat  7/03/1998,  2:03 pm  [E]

From: GURU                       Read: 13 times

     To: HORUS
Subject: Davey Jones' Locket

 Ho> As an adult, I enjoy violent movies, its bothers me not at all that a
 Ho> hundred people may die nastily in an action movie. Oddly though, I
 Ho> still don't like to see animals suffer. I reckon this feeling harks
 Ho> back to my childhood reading of Charlotte's Web. I finished reading the
 Ho> book as the whole family was driving to Levin, and bawled my eyes out
 Ho> at a spider's demise! Christ! Two posts in this subbie where I admit to
 Ho> shedding tears.

I don't like watching violent movies in general. Running around with
guns usually gets the adrenalin going, but I get sickened by what the
guns actually do. That said, I believe that violence as a medium for
portraying something else is alright. If person X chops person Y into
little bits, then that is a very good way of depicting that person X
isn't really a very nice person   Smile   What I dislike are the movies
where hundreds of people get hit/shot/whatevered just for the hell of
it. Time Cop is a perfect example. Alien Resurection is another.
  ie. I don't like to see anyone or anything suffer, but in a lot of
cases that suffering is what makes the movie good. Weird huh?
  OTOH, movies that don't take themselves too seriously and involve
violence can be great fun. Most people laugh at Braindead, even though
is really is quite horrific - because its not serious, its not going
anywhere, its all just a big splatterfest.

 Ho> Repeatedly viewing violence, desensitises the viewee, and in a young
 Ho> person's case, if a responsible adult doesn't explain to he/she that
 Ho> the medium they are watching dwells in the make-believe, the child,
 Ho> like a sponge, soaks up the information, unaware of the residual
 Ho> effects.

It scares me when my brother watches movies like Terminator, Aliens,
etc. and laughs at bits which quite frankly are making me sick. A
perfect example of desensitisation IMHO. Kids nowdays look up to the
Terminator as a big fun gun-toting guy who rides a motorcycle. When I
think of the Terminator I think of an entity whose only goal is your
destruction, who is unstoppable, and will not give up until its goal
is achieved. That scares me. My brother just says "the Terminator
is cool"

 Ho> I fucking hate adverts where young women in the flush of youth, are
 Ho> used to advertise skin care products. I intensely despise yuppie
 Ho> bastards who shake two pieces of chewing gum from a cardboard packet so
 Ho> their fucking mouth doesn't smell of `onion breath'. Believe me, if I
 Ho> was in absolute power, maybe with Guru or Zosimos as my deputies, there
 Ho> would be a rapid decrease in the human population overnight! And I
 Ho> consider myself a rational man!

Bloody Aucklanders    Smile

-=- Blue Wave/386 v2.30 [NR]

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 51 of 81                   Date: Wed 25/03/1998, 11:22 pm  [E]
From: HORUS                      Read: 19 times  [1 Reply]

     To: All
Subject: Kate Winslop

I caught a piece on last night news about the oscars. I've been reading
elsewhere about the supposed beauty of some `b rate' actress called Kate
Winslet. I was mightily surprised to find that Jack Nicholson actually
looked better than her. He's a good man, Jack, I've liked him ever since
One Flew Over The Cockoo's Nest.

Roma Downey???
Robert Downey Jr looks better, and he's probably still in prison!

Xena???
I'd have to be a lesbian to like her as well!

Kevin Sorbo aka Hercules??

Nice pecs, shame a piece of blu-tack will win an emmy before he does!

My choice for the sexiest women acting on tv, and both good actresses to
boot, in good programmes, Pamela Richardson, wife to Tim Taylor, and
Helen Hunt, from Mad About You.

-=-
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 52 of 81                   Date: Fri 27/03/1998,  6:04 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 15 times

     To: HORUS
Subject: Re: Kate Winslop

>My choice for the sexiest women acting on tv, and both good actresses to
>boot, in good programmes, Pamela Richardson, wife to Tim Taylor, and
>Helen Hunt, from Mad About You.

Helen Hunt Smile Yup she does it for me! Kinda like Aimee with Blonde hair ;>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 53 of 81                   Date: Thu 26/03/1998,  9:31 pm  [E]
From: HORUS                      Read: 14 times

     To: All
Subject: Father Ted

One of the funniest shows I've seen on television in a long while was
Father Ted. The series was hilarious, but oddly enough it managed to
appear on our screens and run its course with barely a ripple from the
wowsers and half-baked Christian defenders of the faith.

I have no respect for the kiwi sense of humour, because it, in effect,
does not exist! I have had people crow to me that they were 3-4-5th
generation NZ born and bred. I don't envy them this admission in the
slightest, any sense of humour their forebears may have had has long
been bred out of them.

As a race you laugh at and rate highly:

Anything McPhail and Gadsby does.
Melody Rules.
Letter to Blanchy
Simon Barnett's Jokes
Pete and Pio

All of the above are unmitigated rubbish!

Billy T James has been the only worthwhile funnyman, NZ bred, to have
appeared on television.

Even the direst of American/British sitcoms offers more enjoyment
than anything our existing comedic talent (HA!) can provide.

My one and only concession might be Mark Wright. He has appeared in some
offbeat adds, but his script writers, or God forbid, he himself should
be %$#@'n shot for televising into my home some of the pap I have seen.

Fish-heads the lot of ya!

-=-
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 54 of 81                   Date: Sat 28/03/1998,  6:22 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 14 times

     To: GURU
Subject: Re: Kate Winslop

>>Xena???
>>I'd have to be a lesbian to like her as well!
>
>Why is it I seem to be the only person in the world who was unaware of this?
>Was I abducted by aliens for a year or two?

Xena (Lucy Lawless) is not a Lesbian! She is a happily married mother of
one. Its just that Lesbians identify with big breasted babes in leather
that beat ten kinds of crap out of men.

She is kinda cool is she not?  :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 55 of 81                   Date: Fri 27/03/1998,  8:23 pm  [E]
From: HORUS                      Read: 15 times

     To: BLOODSWORD
Subject: Father Ted

Ho> One of the funniest shows I've seen on television in a long while was
Ho> Father Ted. The series was hilarious, but oddly enough it managed to
Ho> appear on our screens and run its course with barely a ripple from the
Ho> wowsers and half-baked Christian defenders of the faith.

BL>Yeah. He *WAS* cool but he's kinda Dead... one of the better comedians
BL>I assure you.

Yeah, saddened me when I heard of his death, I'd been hoping we would
get to see another series. Here's an example of it's a funny old world.
Most of my relations live in Ireland. One of my cousins works in a
florists, the day `Father Ted's' funeral took place he was asked to
deliver a wreath to the church. He didn't realise it was the same
funeral until he got there, and saw some other famous tv personalities
attending the service. He walked up to the coffin, laid the wreath and
went back to work. So in an odd way my bloodline attended Father Ted's
funeral.

BL>A nice "clean" sense of humour no foul language or insinuations
BL>alluring to sex or women. didja ever see him in "came a hot friday?"
BL>the whakainga kid or summink like that???

I don't think I have, I will watch out for it whenever it appears on tv
again.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 56 of 81                   Date: Tue 28/04/1998, 11:02 pm  [E]
From: HORUS                      Read: 13 times

     To: ZOSIMOS
Subject: Touched by Hartly


DH>Radiant lovely touched by an angel is back in tv3 at 7:30pm after
DH>20/20 they are copying what cbs did and put it on a sunday night
DH>after a news program, and it revived CBS , this is tv3 hopeing that
DH>the same will work for them

ZO>  Horus!!! What are you doing back there?

Alas, dear fellow, you may find yourself flying solo on this one, unless
he posts in Block, of course.

I did ask the chap to post something the other week, have replied to him
in an earlier message tonight.

I double-checked his post after seeing your add-on and found something
you may have missed. His spelling has improved outstandingly, some of
his other posts I've read elsewhere had me doubting my ability to
read the written word.

That reason alone is enough for me, it shows that he is spending some
time on his English, if anything, I think all of us here should be
slightly impressed that he took the time to post a legible message.

Have you noticed that there seems to be quite an influx of new names on
the caller list? Hopefully word is getting around that the best looking
man who ever lived does his posting on BS.....or that one of the main
messagers has two heads and drives slowly around town with a silly mask
on both faces, is he Groucho and Harpo?...or that the sysop talks openly
about her plumbing in between slumbers....or that several of our members
think their still living in the era of the great Klondike Goldrush...or
that our youngest member is one of the last people alive that actually
believes that KISS stands for Knights In Satan's Service.

Who knows?

The more the merrier, I say, if only I could find a way to get Guru
deleted, I would rummage around like a pig in shit!:>
-=-
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 57 of 81                   Date: Sat 29/08/1998, 11:28 pm  [E]
From: GOLLUM                     Read: 23 times

     To: All                     Fwd From: :    Weird occurrences from Zosimos
Subject: alien encounters

I was gunna trash my mind watching bloodsport on video, got about half way
through the film and then it came up with something else the folks had taped
(DAMN!)

Anyway, it was some kinda American prog about ppl who had taken home videos
of their supposed Alien encounters.. some of it i laughed at but some of it
looked too high tech to be done with special fx (on a home vid anyways)

Apparently the family who had taken the vid hadn't been seen since the video
was found in their house.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 58 of 81                   Date: Mon 31/08/1998,  6:30 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 20 times

     To: GOLLUM                  Fwd From: :    Weird occurrences from Zosimos
Subject: Re: alien encounters

>Anyway, it was some kinda American prog about ppl who had taken home videos
>of their supposed Alien encounters.. some of it i laughed at but some of it
>looked too high tech to be done with special fx (on a home vid anyways)
>
>Apparently the family who had taken the vid hadn't been seen since the video
>was found in their house.

Buzzt!

On the version that was shown in America, it had the credits of all the
actors at the end Big Grin

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 59 of 81                   Date: Mon 31/08/1998, 11:55 pm  [E]
From: GOLLUM                     Read: 20 times

     To: AIMEE                   Fwd From: :    Weird occurrences from Zosimos
Subject: Re: alien encounters

>>Anyway, it was some kinda American prog about ppl who had taken home videos
>>of their supposed Alien encounters.. some of it i laughed at but some of it
>>looked too high tech to be done with special fx (on a home vid anyways)
>>
>>Apparently the family who had taken the vid hadn't been seen since the vide
>>was found in their house.
>
>Buzzt!
>
>On the version that was shown in America, it had the credits of all the
>actors at the end Big Grin

That's what I get for being so gullible....AGAIN ! 8-)

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 60 of 81                   Date: Sat 12/12/1998,  9:41 pm  [E]
From: PIPES                      Read: 16 times  [3 Retorts]

     To: All                     Fwd From: :       Duh?  How come.......?     
Subject: How come?

Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
wise i mean...
I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 61 of 81                   Date: Sun 13/12/1998,  2:01 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 16 times

     To: PIPES                   Fwd From: :       Duh?  How come.......?     
Subject: Re: How come?

>Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
>wise i mean...
>I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
>few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...

TVNZ and TV3 both have shares in Sky... which means that they both put the
good movies onto Sky instead of free-to-air TV... which also means that
they'll be buying the uncensored versions, which can't be put onto public
TV.

Bastards!  ;>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 62 of 81                   Date: Sun 13/12/1998,  4:21 pm  [E]
From: RAS                        Read: 15 times  [1 Reply]

     To: PIPES                   Fwd From: :       Duh?  How come.......?     
Subject: Re: How come?

>Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
>wise i mean...
>I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
>few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...

It's one of the signs-of-the-end-times, as written in so many prophesy
manuscripts and scrolls.
For behold, it shall come to pass, that in the final days there shall be
corruptness and wickedness, such perversion of the tv timetable as has never
before been known. And they shall reach out their hands and exclaim, in
voices of much volume, lamenting the demise of tv as it was in their days,
and the fingers of their outstretched hands shall twiddle the channel
buttons in ernest. Yet it shall be in vain, for behold, the programme
quality is doomed to a decline. And so he spake unto us, with parting words
recommending a vcr and an abundance of classic videos, including Monty
Python's Flying Circus, BlackAdder, and a few with no labels.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 63 of 81                   Date: Mon 14/12/1998,  6:25 pm  [E]
From: PIPES                      Read: 15 times

     To: RAS                     Fwd From: :       Duh?  How come.......?     
Subject: Re: How come?

>>Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
>>wise i mean...
>>I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
>>few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...
>
>It's one of the signs-of-the-end-times, as written in so many prophesy
>manuscripts and scrolls.
>For behold, it shall come to pass, that in the final days there shall be
>corruptness and wickedness, such perversion of the tv timetable as has never
>before been known. And they shall reach out their hands and exclaim, in
>voices of much volume, lamenting the demise of tv as it was in their days,
>and the fingers of their outstretched hands shall twiddle the channel
>buttons in ernest. Yet it shall be in vain, for behold, the programme
>quality is doomed to a decline. And so he spake unto us, with parting words
>recommending a vcr and an abundance of classic videos, including Monty
>Python's Flying Circus, BlackAdder, and a few with no labels.

And from there on shal come the wrath of paid T.V... This phonominon shall
come with the forces of unknown evil and strike down upoin the with great
fury and destruction, thus forcing more ppl onto bbs's and internet in
search of entertainment fullfulment...

Is that a totally bad thing Wink)

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 64 of 81                   Date: Wed  6/01/1999,  1:10 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 14 times

     To: PIPES
Subject: Re: How come?

>Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
>wise i mean...
>I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
>few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...

I don't see the problem :>  Bad Sat TV means a good night out instead
without wondering if you're going to miss a good movie :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 65 of 81                   Date: Sat 21/09/1996,  1:38 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 46 times

     To: All                     Fwd From: :       For Books, Films, etc      
Subject: Duckman!

At about 11pm last night, they had an animated program called DUCKMAN on
Channel 1 (good reception for that channel in this flat :>)

I thought it was going to be pretty dumb.. but woah!!!!!

It was about a private dick (duck) who, because he'd not had a bonk since he
caused his wife's accidental death, decided that his bad luck with the women
was because his bill was too small.

He went to a plastic surgeon and got it made bigger.. and madness ensued!

An amazing cartoon, full of satire, wit and more than a bit raunchy ;>  I'm
amazed that it was shown on TV1, which is the more boring channel!

Anyways.. if it comes on again, I strongly urge you all to watch it!  After
seeing that one episode I'm sure it's going to become cult watching Smile

I haven't laughed so much in ages Big Grin


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GOGGLBOXMsg # 66 of 81                   Date: Thu 21/05/1998,  9:22 pm  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 23 times

     To: All                     Fwd From: :       For Books, Films, etc      
Subject: Movies and TV

Gripe time! I havn't been on the board for about a week so I
recon its time I sat down and REALLY hammered my thoughts into
you. I was reminded of this little lifelong gripe in another thread:

  Happy endings. In reality, they don't exist. Of course, there is
no beginning, no middle, and no end, so how can you have a happy
ending? You can't just ride off into the setting sun because you
have to find somewhere to sleep that night. You can't just kill the
bad guy because there's more bad guys out there. You can't just kiss
and make up because you'll probably be BREAKING up in a few months'
time anyway. Life doesn't end, it just keeps on going, with or without
you in it.

  Now of course movies end. I wouldn't like to watch one that doesn't.
I like stories, but if I had to spend my entire life watching one
then I would probably be missing the point of life in the first place.
What pisses me off is not that they end. What I hate is that whoever
it is who is in charge of the ending decides they are going to 'tie
all the loose ends' and make all the bad things go away and generally
make warm fuzzies all around. If the story turns out that way by itself
then thats great. If the story feels like it has been forced along
an artificial path in order to provide a plastic glittering ending
reminicent of golden arches advertising 'family feeling' then I feel
like being sick.

  Leaving movies asside, I've got a grudge against TV aswell that I'd
like to bring up (talking of being sick...). Serials. Star Trek, Xfiles,
uhh... you name it. Some of them do this worse than others, some are
OK (but crap in other ways). They believe in 'resetting' things after
each episode.

  Just look at Star Trek Generations. You could watch any of the
(probably) thousands of episodes in any order, and things would
be coherent. Because
  - the main characters are on contracts and therefore can't die. The
non-main characters only feature when they are about to be killed.
  - in order that you be able to miss a week and still 'keep up' with
the 'story', everything at the start of a given episode must be
pretty much as it was in the previous episode, and so on.
  The result is a series that goes nowhere.

  An interesting group of exceptions to this are soaps: that set of
plastic worlds of warm fuzzies and bad acting which invade our
screens in the middle of the day and the middle of the evening.
Supposedly characters come and go, and things actually happen to them.
On the odd occasion I have sat down and actually watched an episode
I have gotten the feeling that I had gleaned all there was to know
about all the characters after one half-hour. Now maybe I'm wrong. Or,
more likely, there's just not much substance to these programes as
their fans claim.

  Series that get around this problem:
  - Xfiles. Well, in the beginning it did. Informants got killed,
the bureaucracy changed, Mulder and Scully learnt new information,
and Scully changed her attitude to Mulder. After a while it became
apparent that neither Mulder not Scully were ever going to die, nor
were they ever going to find the 'evidence' they were looking for of
aliens. I gave up watching it.
  - Outer Limits. Since each week is about a different person or
group of people, there's no problem! There have been one or two
episodes linking various episodes together, which is really cool...
  - Murder One. This was really great, until they pulled it off TV
and replaced it with bad movies instead. Why the executives did this
I'll never know. But I will hate them forever because of it.
  - Babylon 5 (apparently). It looks like the setting changes (slowly).
But it also looks like the main characters suffer from immortality.
Which makes the whole "oh no we're all going to die" setting a little
bit silly.

  According to XLNC, The Pretender is a very good series. Well, quite
frankly I don't see whats so special about it... I missed all the
first episodes because I watched Murder One instead. The few episodes
I've seen now seem not so good. Maybe the older ones were better? I
dunno.

___ Blue Wave/386 v2.30 [NR]

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 67 of 81                   Date: Mon 16/06/1997,  1:09 am  [E]
From: RASPUTIN                   Read: 24 times

     To: AIMEE                   Fwd From: :      Old Validation Requests :>  
Subject: Re: newuser

>>Unfortunately, no, I don't have a VCR to watch TV for me, so I have to d
>>it myself.  Basically, If I feel bad about staying up late watching TV when
>>i should be in bed, i watch it in bed. Smile
>>And if I think I should be getting up in the morning, watching Rocko's
>>Modern Life in the morning makes me feel I'm (sortof) up.
>>Oh dear, there's so little worth watching...
>
>Not since they took Sailor Moon offline 8(

(Scratches head) Meaning you *liked* Sailor Moon¨¨¨ I thought I (and my
daughter) were the only ones who liked it. (or admitted it anyway ;> )

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 68 of 81                   Date: Mon 16/06/1997,  4:53 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 24 times

     To: RASPUTIN                Fwd From: :      Old Validation Requests :>  
Subject: Re: newuser

>>
>>Not since they took Sailor Moon offline 8(
>
>(Scratches head) Meaning you *liked* Sailor Moon¨¨¨ I thought I (and my
>daughter) were the only ones who liked it. (or admitted it anyway ;> )

Of course I liked it :>  It had good humour, good songs, and was a major
blast from the past, coz I used to have a sailor suit when I was in
intermediate school :>

(Was that before or after the 'Lady Di' frilly shirts? :>)
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GOGGLBOXMsg # 69 of 81                   Date: Mon 25/01/1999,  5:28 pm  [E]

From: AIMEE                      Read: 12 times

     To: PIPES                   Fwd From: *ShitLink:  Wanna be an Internet Ge
Subject: Re: How come?

>>Can anyone tell us how come saturday night T.V has become real bad, quality
>>wise i mean...
>>I remember the good ol' days of saturday double features, no repeats (ok a
>>few repeats) but lotsa cool movies, now its just old, suckfull movies...
>
>TVNZ and TV3 both have shares in Sky... which means that they both put the
>good movies onto Sky instead of free-to-air TV... which also means that
>they'll be buying the uncensored versions, which can't be put onto public
>TV.
>
>Bastards!  ;>

ADDENDUM!

Since this has posted, all of TVNZ's movies have been the uncut movie
versions!  Yipppppppeeeee!  :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 70 of 81                   Date: Mon 25/01/1999,  7:27 pm  [E]
From: BLOODSWORD                 Read: 11 times  [1 Reply]

     To: RASPUTIN
Subject: newuser

 >>`[1;35mUnfortunately, no, I don't have a VCR to watch TV for me, so I`[s`
 Ra> `[u have to d
 >>it myself.  Basically, If I feel bad about staying up late watching TV wh
 >>i should be in bed, i watch it in bed. Smile
 >>And if I think I should be getting up in the morning, watching Rocko's
 >>Modern Life in the morning makes me feel I'm (sortof) up.
 >>Oh dear, there's so little worth watching...`[0m
 >
 >Not since they took Sailor Moon offline 8(

 Ra> `[1;35m(Scratches head) Meaning you *liked* Sailor Moon??? I thought I
 Ra> (and my daughter) were the only ones who liked it. (or admitted it
 Ra> anyway ;> )`[0m

DAMN YOU! Smile Sailor Moon wocked! Smile
... Sailor Sexy! ^^

... A good pun is it own reword.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 71 of 81                   Date: Wed 24/02/1999,  3:58 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 12 times

     To: All
Subject: Cartoon for kids?

Well... I think I've just seen the most disturbing cartoon ever!

I've been knitting in front of the telly in the arvos, since the cartoons
are vaguely amusing, and I don't really have to watch it while I knit, just
listen...

There's a cartoon called Pokemon on TV2, and in this episode there was a
sort of Tarzan theme involving a 5 year old kiddie.  The parents find him in
the jungle and he doesn't remember them.  They're quite upset, of course.
The father goes and WHACKS him over the head with a large tree branch and
knocks him out, saying "We'll take him home and start from the beginning
then." And the mother cuddles the kid.  Kid wakes up, recognises her, and
the father rips off his shirt, shows the kid his nipples and yells out "NOW
DO YOU KNOW ME?" Whereas one of the girls slugs him and drags him into the
bushes saying "One memory at a time, Papa".

WHA?!  This is for kiddies?  What the...

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 72 of 81                   Date: Wed 17/03/1999, 12:42 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 11 times  [1 Reply]

     To: TIM WONG
Subject: Re: Cartoon for kids?

>Hey man, it's a Japanese cartoon...what do you expect. Everything Japanese
>is wacked, especially it's cartoons. Apparently an episode of that cartoon
>caused half of everyone who watched it in Japan to have a epilitic fit last
>year...now that's what I call wacked.

Blipverts?  :>



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GOGGLBOXMsg # 73 of 81                   Date: Thu 25/03/1999, 12:42 am  [E]
From: AYMERS                     Read: 13 times

     To: BLOODSWORD
Subject: Re: newuser

> >Not since they took Sailor Moon offline 8(
>
> Ra> `[1;35m(Scratches head) Meaning you *liked* Sailor Moon??? I thought I
> Ra> (and my daughter) were the only ones who liked it. (or admitted it
> Ra> anyway ;> )`[0m
>
>DAMN YOU! Smile Sailor Moon wocked! Smile
>... Sailor Sexy! ^^

I know... and I'm *STILL* waiting for them to put it back on!

(I saw a poster of it in a model shop in town over Xmas... I'm kicking
myself for not having bought it then.  *pout*)

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 74 of 81                   Date: Mon 12/04/1999, 11:25 am  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 8 times

     To: RAS
Subject: Re: Cartoon for kids?

>>>Ah, that's nothing, have you seen "The cow and chicken" cartoons....
>>>creators on hallucinagents material
>>
>>I haven't seen that yet... I'll look out for it!
>
>I first heard about it from my Daughter.

She still wakes you up for cartoons in the morning?  :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 75 of 81                   Date: Fri  9/04/1999,  1:49 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 11 times  [1 Reply]

     To: RAS                     Fwd From: :       Duh?  How come.......?     
Subject: Re: eh?

>>I use the Tarot cards :>  They tend to tell me what I don't want to know :>
>
> Like reading TV guide save watching it.
>I find the more I know what's on, the less I watch.
>
>I admit I sometimes watch Sunset Beach: Crappy drawn out soap.
>I watch the one on at 2am, not the 3pm one.

I hate it when I don't have a TV Guide.. I end up watching one channel on
Saturdays, and taping the other in case I miss something important...

But at least that means I've got something to watch at 2am :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 76 of 81                   Date: Mon 26/04/1999, 11:00 am  [E]
From: XLNC                       Read: 7 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Cartoon for kids?

>>is wacked, especially it's cartoons. Apparently an episode of that cartoon
>>caused half of everyone who watched it in Japan to have a epilitic fit last
>>year...now that's what I call wacked.

>Blipverts?  :>

Aparently Blipverts were a load of old cobblers, there was not one shred
of evedence that the adverts worked but the powers that b decided they were
evil so fabricated a lot of evidence & then outlawed them.
Somthing about putting a popcorn add in a moovie and at interval everyone
went & bought popcorn...

It was a movie theatre... Go Figure!.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 77 of 81                   Date: Sat  1/05/1999,  5:12 pm  [E]
From: RAS                        Read: 7 times  [1 Reply]

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: eh?

>>>I use the Tarot cards :>  They tend to tell me what I don't want to know :
>>
>> Like reading TV guide save watching it.
>>I find the more I know what's on, the less I watch.
>>
>>I admit I sometimes watch Sunset Beach: Crappy drawn out soap.
>>I watch the one on at 2am, not the 3pm one.
>
>I hate it when I don't have a TV Guide.. I end up watching one channel on
>Saturdays, and taping the other in case I miss something important...
>
>But at least that means I've got something to watch at 2am :>

And the time you save by fast-forwarding the ads leaves you with time to
wish you'd had a 2nd vcr to tape the static on the other channels you can't
tune in to very well...

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 78 of 81                   Date: Tue  4/05/1999,  3:27 pm  [E]
From: AIMEE                      Read: 8 times  [1 Reply]

     To: RAS
Subject: Re: eh?

>>But at least that means I've got something to watch at 2am :>
>
>And the time you save by fast-forwarding the ads leaves you with time to
>wish you'd had a 2nd vcr to tape the static on the other channels you can't
>tune in to very well...

You know me well :>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 79 of 81                   Date: Sat 15/05/1999,  3:54 pm  [E]
From: RAS                        Read: 10 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: Cartoon for kids?

>>>>>>Ah, that's nothing, have you seen "The cow and chicken" cartoons....
>>>>>>creators on hallucinagents material
>>>>>I haven't seen that yet... I'll look out for it!
>>>>I first heard about it from my Daughter.
>>>She still wakes you up for cartoons in the morning?  :>
>>
>>Now we have a vcr, so she got her video collection home.
>>Nothing in it that I wanted to see Smile
>
>You're not into the Teletubbies?

No of course not, none of them are clearly female Smile
<rereads above and clicks!> Actually, No, she has no teletubbies videos.
She has:
- The Big Bad Wolf. That horrible Big Bad Wolf is after the little rabbit,
but no matter how hard he tries, he just can't catch his dinner for the day.
Watch this great classic cartoon story and chuckle all the way.

- 101 Dalmations. Starring Glenn Close as Cruella De Vil.
- Flopsy Bunnies and Mrs Tittlemouse by Beatrix Potter.
(After feasting on the cuttings in Mr.McGregor's garden rubbish heap, the
Flopsy bunnies are overcome by the soporific effect of overgrown lettuces
and stolen away by Mr McGregor. Mrs Tittlemouse comes to the rescue of the
Flopsy bunnies, and also resolves her own problem, a string of uninvited and
untidy guests. Two classic tales are wonderfully woven together and brought
to life on screen in this stunning animated tale)
- The Hippo and the Crocodile.
- Aladdin,
- Pussin boots and other classics,
- - etc - etc...
- Spiceworld - the movie. (Not reviewed)

boring.

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 80 of 81                   Date: Sat 15/05/1999,  7:29 pm  [E]
From: ZOSIMOS                    Read: 8 times

     To: AIMEE
Subject: Re: eh?

>>>But at least that means I've got something to watch at 2am :>
>>
>>And the time you save by fast-forwarding the ads leaves you with time to
>>wish you'd had a 2nd vcr to tape the static on the other channels you can't
>>tune in to very well...
>
>You know me well :>

I tell him everything....  ;>

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GOGGLBOXMsg # 81 of 81                   Date: Mon 11/05/1998, 11:33 am  [E]
From: GURU                       Read: 30 times

     To: All                     Fwd From: :      Poetry, prose, paragraphs.  
Subject: TV

Logged onto TV last night.

That is to say, in non-bbs speak (<grin>), I went channel surfing to see
what was on. I was not ammused.

First of all I found something that might be of interest on TV4 - a movie
called Streets. From what I remembered reading the the TV Week thingi it was
about a teenage heroine addict and prostitute. It wasn't an action movie,
the TV Week said 'drama'. Hmm, methought. This looks hopeful.

  It had Christina Applegate in it, who is a babe. But that actually
reflects badly on my opinion of movies. Shes not in very many good ones.
Still... maybe this one might be alright...

  It was crap. I started watching it about halfway through which didn't
help. It looked like a crappy rip-off of Terminator 2 (WHY did that guy have
to dress up as a motorcycle cop? He had a big gun... why not just shoot her
and bugger off? Stupid program). The ending was silly. I only just caught
the end because I got borred and went surfing again...

  MTV had Havoc on, which is normally crappy. This time they were doing
short segments about rock stars (Marylin Manson was the only one I saw) then
having Newsboy and some other guy make 'intelligent' comments in the style
of TV1 talkshows. It was ammusing for a short while, but the reception was
bad and I couldn't be bothered getting up to move the TV antenna so I hopped
back to TV3...

  Star Trek Generations. Quite frankly I think the Star Trek series and all
its peripherals (including Babylon 5 which apparently isn't even made by the
same people) is utterly sucky. Its about as interesting to watch as
Shortland Street but with a higher budget which just makes you want to hit
them. Because if they're spending all that money on costumes can't they FOR
ONCE make an alien lifeform that doesn't look like a guy in an alien suit?

  Anyway, I thought I'd give Generations a go since it was a movie and they
might've improved things somewhat for the big screen. I was wrong. The
aliens looked even sillier than normal. They tried to be funny but were
worse than any Great Kiwi Video Show comedy I've ever seen (and thats not
something to be taken lightly). I think the scale of the Enterprise kept
changing depending on what scene they were in. The bit when they crashed
into the planet was really very very silly. And, strangely enough, when all
the people were getting 'thrown around' on the bridge it looked like the
camera was wobbling and they were jumping.

  I moved on to TV2... Bugger I thought. Here was a movie that I'd really
wanted to watch. Because
  #1. It had Winnona Rider in it who is a babe and incidentally is also a
good actor and is in a few good movies which beats Christina Applegate.
Although she was also in Alien Resurection which kinda tars that record...
  #2. It sounded like it might be very interesting.

  Unfortunately, unlike everything else that was on at the time, it appeared
to have a plot. Since I'd by now missed over 3/4 of it I decided it wasn't
worth just watching the ending.

  I don't know what was on TV1. I've given up looking. Its all a load of
shite. Back to Generations for a laugh...

  Jean Luc Piccard got blown up along with everyone else, and sent to
someplace called the 'Nexus'; a dreamworld sort of thing which was obviously
home to, simultaneously, neat ideas and excessive overacting. Piccard
wandered around for a bit, found Captain James T. Kirk (Billy T. James
would've been more fun tho) and convinced him to return to reality to die
all over again (I never knew he died in the first place, but anyway...).

  I think that was a cop-out. Kirk was playing 'tired of the
serve-your-planet' attitude that he'd had to live by. But he changed his
mind. I thought that was silly and was only because the producers wanted a
happy ending and didn't want old trekkie fans disliking the old captain. I
think Kirk should've chosen to stay in the Nexus and bugger the real world.

  I switched the TV off and went to read a good book instead.
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I have a question - I use to be an X-Files fan - loved the show, loved the intrigue, the budding shy romance between Mulder and Scully. I'm sure I watched every episode through to the end of season 5. The rest of the seasons are a blur and I'm not sure I really followed any of it on the grounds that when Mulder drops out what's the point. However now that X-files is to be resurrected later on this year as a six episode mini-series should I watch the later seasons to be up with the play? Will I miss too much if I didn't follow the other two agents as well as I had followed Mulder and Scully. Well I be as baffled as I was after the end of the first movie. Or even the second movie. Or should I just impound my head against a brick wall now and get it over with?
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#7
There were X-Files movies? Mulder dropped out of the show?

huh.
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#8
Tsk tsk - yes Mulder dropped out of the show and Scully followed him. I wasn't really watching much at that time so could not tell you the plot reasons. But by that stage X-Files had well and truly jumped the shark. Still I have hopes for the new mini-series
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