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Old 05-01-2012, 11:55 AM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)

Considering how many millions and millions and millions of active duty and former military/military brats there are, it's amazing how underrepresented they are on TV.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:00 PM
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Topic "tv shows" implies programs on television, but it also mentions "characters," which implies fiction. If it's general, I think the show Dirty Jobs is the essence of the OP. But opening it to non-fiction suggests a flood of TLC etc. shows that seem out of line with the topic. Then again, despite the 'reality' moniker, they are heavily fictionalized.

So, would adding Dirty Jobs be a dirty thing?
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:04 PM
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Topic "tv shows" implies programs on television, but it also mentions "characters," which implies fiction. If it's general, I think the show Dirty Jobs is the essence of the OP. But opening it to non-fiction suggests a flood of TLC etc. shows that seem out of line with the topic. Then again, despite the 'reality' moniker, they are heavily fictionalized.

So, would adding Dirty Jobs be a dirty thing?
yes.

TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:11 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:23 PM
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Topic "tv shows" implies programs on television, but it also mentions "characters," which implies fiction. If it's general, I think the show Dirty Jobs is the essence of the OP. But opening it to non-fiction suggests a flood of TLC etc. shows that seem out of line with the topic. Then again, despite the 'reality' moniker, they are heavily fictionalized.

So, would adding Dirty Jobs be a dirty thing?
Sorry about that, wasn't clear.

My topic assumed fictional shows, not reality TV.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:14 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:12 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:18 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:40 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
9. Bob (Comic-book writer)
10. Married with Children (shoe salesman)
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:47 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
9. Bob (Comic-book writer)
10. Married with Children (shoe salesman)
11. The Nanny (Broadway producer)
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
9. Bob (Comic-book writer)
10. Married with Children (shoe salesman)
11. The Nanny (Broadway producer)
12. The Client List (prostitute)
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:53 PM
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TV shows about people with unconventional jobs for TV-show characters (with the job)

1. Movin' On (truck drivers)
2. Alice (waitresses)
3. Scandal (spin doctor)
4. Major Dad (Marine officer)
5. Spin City (Deputy Mayor)
6. Sanford and Son (Junk Dealer)
7. 2 1/2 Men (Advertising Jingle Writer)
8. Home Improvement (Handyman)
9. Bob (Comic-book writer)
10. Married with Children (shoe salesman)
11. The Nanny (Broadway producer)
12. The Client List (prostitute)
13. Frasier (radio show host and psychiatrist)

This one was mine so I'll pass the next one.

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Old 05-01-2012, 06:38 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King (THE seminal prog album-criminal to leave it off)





[Link is to the 2003 list as I could not find a nice, single, easily searchable web page for the 2012 list on newsstands right now, but, knowing them, not much has changed I'm sure in 9 years.]
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:46 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station

A better album than Trout Mask Replica, in my opinion.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:55 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd


Awesome topic. The finding one not out of 500 is a great twist.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:09 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112

WTF?! What kind of list of greatest albums of all time includes greatest hits, movie soundtracks, and compilation albums?

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:24 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation




IMHO that Rolling Stone list is a pretty darned good list. I'm very hard pressed to NOT find any of my favourites on there.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:49 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want

The list had two Kinks albums from the sixties and a greatest hits collection from 1972 but the Kinks kept making some really good music. In my opinion, this album (from 1981) is as good as any of their early work.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:11 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:38 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse - The Bonzo Dog Band


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WTF?! What kind of list of greatest albums of all time includes greatest hits, movie soundtracks, and compilation albums?
Agreed. A simple count found 9 "Greatest Hits" and 2 soundtracks. Bizarre to include GHs and compilations on a greatest albums list. That still leaves 489 good choices; maybe that balances things out.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:59 PM
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Scandal (spin doctor)

Some reviewer mentioned this new show was the first TV series to use this profession.
I'll dispute that:

The Thick of It (definitely): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_thick_of_it
Yes Minister (arguably): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_minister
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:49 AM
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I'll dispute that:

The Thick of It (definitely): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_thick_of_it
Yes Minister (arguably): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yes_minister
The reviewer may have meant it's the first American series. Or they may have been making a distinction between a government spokesman and a private PR consultant.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:51 AM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse - The Bonzo Dog Band
9. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair

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Old 05-02-2012, 01:47 AM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse - The Bonzo Dog Band
9. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair[/QUOTE]
10. Jesus Christ Superstar


The original concept album with Murray Head.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:10 AM
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Agreed. A simple count found 9 "Greatest Hits" and 2 soundtracks. Bizarre to include GHs and compilations on a greatest albums list. That still leaves 489 good choices; maybe that balances things out.
By my count there are 10 Greatest hits albums, 2 Soundtracks, 7 Anthologies, 5 Compilations, and 8 live albums included. Although IMHO some live albums are great.... so where the hell is Peter Frampton's Comes Alive?


Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Animals - Pink Floyd
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse - The Bonzo Dog Band
9. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair[/quote]
10. Jesus Christ Superstar
11. Peter Frampton - Comes Alive

The list is slightly ridiculous. For example, Otis Redding is one of the greats but they've included:

74. Otis Blue, Otis Redding
161. The Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding
251. The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul, Otis Redding
474. Live in Europe, Otis Redding


OK, arguably all great albums but then they include this crappy compliation?

147. Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology, Otis Redding





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Old 05-02-2012, 09:25 AM
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Because Rolling Stone is idiots.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:12 AM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Pink Floyd - Animals
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Bonzo Dog Band - The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse
9. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair
10. Jesus Christ Superstar
11. Peter Frampton - Comes Alive
12. "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic

Because rock and roll shouldn't be taken too seriously

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Old 05-02-2012, 12:20 PM
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The reviewer may have meant it's the first American series. Or they may have been making a distinction between a government spokesman and a private PR consultant.
If that's the case, they're (he is) still wrong; Samantha Jones on Sex and the City owned and ran a private PR firm.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:43 PM
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Best albums which didn't make the cut for Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time:

1. King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
2. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
3. Pink Floyd - Animals
4. Rush - 2112
5. Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Overnight Sensation
6. The Kinks - Give the People What They Want
7. Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
8. The Bonzo Dog Band - The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse
9. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair
10. Jesus Christ Superstar
11. Peter Frampton - Comes Alive
12. "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic
13. Boston - Boston

IMHO maybe the most glaring omission.

13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1.) Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:54 PM
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:03 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:16 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:01 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:35 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:14 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
9. Have a disease named after me
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:55 AM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
9. Have a disease named after me.
10. Have Jay Leno replace you on the show you thought you had.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:25 AM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
9. Have a disease named after me.
10. Have Jay Leno replace you on the show you thought you had.
11. Accidentally knock the ball out of the hand of the player trying to catch it, costing the team a shot at the World Series.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:39 AM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
9. Have a disease named after me.
10. Have Jay Leno replace you on the show you thought you had.
11. Accidentally knock the ball out of the hand of the player trying to catch it, costing the team a shot at the World Series.
12. Laughing and posing for pics with a foul ball while the 3 year old next to you cries his eyes out.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:17 PM
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13 ways you don't want to make yourself famous.

1. Be nominated (or win) a Darwin Award.
2. Be a Neighborhood Watch Captain in Sanford, Florida.
3. Get OJ Simpson out of prison on a technicality.
4. Be one of several sisters with neither shame nor talent.
5. Being described as "always such a quiet man."
6. Drop the BCS Trophy.
7. Drop out of the GOP presidential race long after everyone else could see you were doomed.
8. Hearing "My name is Chris Hansen and you're on To Catch a Predator...'
9. Have a disease named after me.
10. Have Jay Leno replace you on the show you thought you had.
11. Accidentally knock the ball out of the hand of the player trying to catch it, costing the team a shot at the World Series.
12. Laughing and posing for pics with a foul ball while the 3 year old next to you cries his eyes out. ("Video Not Found" when I clicked the link)
13. Being caught making a racial slur when you don't realize there's a live microphone in the vicinity.

New category: Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit
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New category: Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera Beethoven's Last Night.
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New category: Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera Beethoven's Last Night.
3. Community theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Incidentally, it got rave reviews in local papers but was textbook "community theater" problems (i.e. a couple of good [not great] performances, a couple of noticeably awful ones, most of the rest mediocre- even by ComTheatre standards it wasn't particularly good or bad). I've noticed this at the last few amateur things I've been to even though the same writers are a lot more critical of the local professional theater. I guess with print being in such danger the local papers re probably afraid to offend anybody actually in the community.
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Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"

Just amazing. Quite a talented guy.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:05 PM
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Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
5. Community theater production of Comedy of Errors
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:26 PM
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Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
5. Community theater production of Comedy of Errors
6. Community theater production of MASH

A friend played Henry Blake.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:28 AM
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Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
5. Community theater production of Comedy of Errors
6. Community theater production of MASH
7. Community Theatre production Italian-American Reconciliation
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:31 AM
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Theatrical productions you've recently attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
5. Community theater production of Comedy of Errors
6. Community theater production of MASH
7. Community Theatre production Italian-American Reconciliation
8. Broadway: The Lion King
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:30 PM
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Maybe we should abandon the time frame and open up the category to "Theatrical productions you've attended".
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:22 PM
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Maybe we should abandon the time frame and open up the category to "Theatrical productions you've attended".
Suits me.

Theatrical productions you've attended

1. Purdue students' production of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"
2. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performance of the rock opera "Beethoven's Last Night"
3. Community theater production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
4. Mike Birbiglia's standup/storytelling act, "My Girlfriend's Boyfriend"
5. Community theater production of Comedy of Errors
6. Community theater production of MASH
7. Community Theatre production Italian-American Reconciliation
8. Broadway: The Lion King
9. London, Fall '85: Original cast of Les Miserables
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