“I wish Oliver had gotten that spot so I could see him. He is on HBO now, right? Obviously it wouldn't have been called the Colbert Report anymore. :) The Oliver Report has a nice ring to it. I don't think I like all of these changes. Change is everywhere right now, so it seems, and like here, I am not happy with it. The infiltration is complete and it is a crickets situation. I'm not sure that you will see this. It took just under twelve hours for your reply to pop into my email inbox just now.
I was DVRing Fischer. It wasn't a great show, but it was fresh and funny. I like J. K. Simmons and still call him Chief Pope (from The Closer.) We were enjoying Rake with Greg Kinnear very much. I'm sure it was just too grownup for the American people to handle. It covered subject matter like auto erotic asphyxiation in one very good episode and always made us laugh. I'm sure by then the audience had already given up and gone back to some unreal reality show. Of note, since you liked Raymond, Ray Romano has been on Parenthood the last few seasons. I'm not a fan of his, but of the show, I'm a big fan. Every single year it has been in jeopardy for renewal. It is reported that 2015 is it's last season. :(”
Magnadude on Jun 3, 2014 at 19:44:26
“I liked Growing Up Fischer because it didn't revolve around everyone hurling insults at each other. I like J.K. Simmons, too. Luckily, he's in just about very crime drama on television, lol. It was a bit unsettling watching him pretend to be blind but he was a good enough actor to pull it off.
I've heard good things about Parenthood but I've never watched it. I'm always reluctant to watch news shows for fear that I won't like them and, if I do, they will be canceled. The strangest example of that was Whitney, which, by the commercials before it aired, I had pre-emptively decided I would hate. For some unknown reason, I watched an episode and was surprised. By the time I really liked the show, and looked forward to it, it was canceled and gone forever. It was so much better than her other project, Two Broke Girls, which I've tried to like and decided that I can't, lol. I've heard of Rake bit have never seen it or known what channel and time it was on.
John Oliver is on HBO, a channel that I don't get, wither. I believe he airs one show a week, on Friday nights.
Perhaps we will be able to talk on these old articles for a while until comments are closed on them. One feature that I liked about this new format, the only one, is the word counter, which has turned red as I run it out, lol. Later, gator!”
“I can't believe they let this through! Of course, they held it in moderation so long that no-one saw it, but still. I haven't checked the main page yet but you seemed to say that it's all FB now. Oh. well, it was fun while it lasted. I'll always appreciate HP for the great times we've had.”
“It's funny that he had nothing else to say after that! Especially when in my first comments I alluded to a possible comprehension deficit. I always find it amazing how someone like that, who has no self awareness, uses a word or a phrase to attack meanwhile they are totally guilty of doing what they accuse someone else of. You would think, that as they are writing, a light bulb would go off to say, "gee, maybe that could be used against me." I'm glad you enjoy my, as I would like to refer to, Julia Sugarbaker annihilation techniques. I'm not sure if you've ever watched Designing Women. It was and still is one of my most favorite programs. I was broken hearted the day Dixie Carter passed away. I had so much admiration for her and the character she played.
I only wish I had half the talent for writing that those incredible minds have writing for Colbert. Is he going to have them when he takes over for Letterman? It is going to be such a different venue.”
Magnadude on Jun 2, 2014 at 23:41:40
“I don't know if he will but he strikes me as the kind of guy who would want to take "his people" with him. I guess that would depend quite a bit on how Comedy Central sees things. They might be contractually obligated to the show and not to Stephen. I have a feeling that if Letterman had announced his retirement earlier that John Oliver would have gotten the Colbert Report.
I used to watch Designing Women and can understand why you liked it so much. I'm addicted to Everybody Loves Raymond. The old shows were so much better than the you-know-what on TV today. Many of the shows I liked were canceled this year. NBC cancels Growing Up Fischer which was a very funny and values-oriented TV show yet brings back American Ninja. What blankety-blanks they are!
So glad that HP is giving everyone a sort-of reprieve. Hopefully, it will last for a while.
“It's so strange. Some do, some don't, no rhyme or reason. Just that you made the effort is good enough for me. I will assume that it was clever or witty or kind or informative or, most likely, a combination of all those attributes.
At least we got a bit of a reprieve. I'm doing my best to enjoy it while it lasts.
Speaking of which, rumor is that the foreign sites haven't switched and possibly won't for a while. BarryGoldwater suggested that we take a look at some English-speaking sites, such as HP UK. Might be worth a try...”
“This will be my last as the hour is almost upon us. It is fitting that I end with you too.
Send me an email and let me know how that other thing works. Thanks D for everything including the compliment. Luv u.”
“In the real world, this type of incompetency and waste of resources into the millions would be grounds for firing. Wish we could count on the taxpayers and voters to give the pink slips due for the GOTP.
I may not see you again after the change happens. I've always enjoyed your comments. Hope to see you again somewhere.”
“I can't really add anything to those words my friend. You pretty much covered it.
I gave up early this morning when my comments hadn't posted. It looks like they did eventually. I tried to get some sleep, but was not successful. I will feel worse than my normal today now.
I see some people are sharing a link to MSNBC and that you had previously said the site was quite confusing.
2 hours, 15 minutes until we are all forgotten.”
Magnadude on Jun 2, 2014 at 10:14:17
“I know. I was hoping to see you here one last time. I thought I'd check for notifications one last time but I have bowling in about an hour so I won't be here until the bitter end. I am almost in tears as I notice that more people have taken the time to reply to my comments just to say goodbye. Words can not even begin to express how much I will miss them. Some have shared so much of their lives that I feel that I know them. Ironically, this site did just what the best sites on the internet can do (and so many do not) and that is to bring people together in a common cause and create everlasting bonds between them. It was Kimberly (NewsMix) I think that said the other site was confusing, and it is. But, I think it's worth the effort if it keeps people together.”
I don't know much about this. I haven't tried it yet, but I see other friends are going here. I hope this turns out to be more of what I'm looking for as the other alternatives that have come along have been weak.
“I'm so sad. So many wonderful people that we won't get to say "goodbye" to. This time it really will be the end of something very unique and really very good. The other sites pale in comparison. That's why I came back, as you know.”
Magnadude on Jun 2, 2014 at 03:02:01
“It's funny. I had the same premonition and that's why I rejoined a short time ago, just to be able to say goodbye to those who have brought me so much happiness over the short time that I posted here. I had hoped that this change would never come but I knew in my heart that it would based on what has happened before. It is simply unfathomable what has happened here. People even began posting music videos on the NSA thread in honor of the Friday night tradition lost so many years ago. What a very sad day. I will miss many things about this place but not the way we've been treated. That many of us adapted and remained friends is a testament to the unique bonds that a website, when left to the people who participate, can foster. There are so many people here who may be gone but not forgotten. This is so very, very sad and, to me, unnecessary. From the best comment system to the worst, for reasons that only they know and can't be honest enough with us to divulge. That they claim that this is what we wanted is the final knife in the heart.
But, I will always be grateful for what we had while it lasted. If only it didn't have to end so abruptly and so soon.
I have so enjoyed conversations with you here. I am afraid we will probably never get to talk again as the site is going to change again tomorrow at noon. I don't know what will be left of our former selves. It appears to be nothing, as if we never existed. I hope you get your comments linked to your email so that you will hear from me this last time. My heart is broken.
Don't forget beagles were very important WWl flying aces! Snoopy, the most beloved of all. That is fascinating how much they have accomplished for the Dept. of Agriculture. This is what I'm really going to miss. The fun and the knowledge that our friends share with us.
I read this story on Saturday morning and couldn't help but cry. Have a tissue at the ready.
Yes, beagles the flying aces! How could I forget? The awesomeness of The Beagle is unsurpassed.
Isn't it something, the wanton destruction of our HP lives that's about to take place? So much for commenters being "a vital part of our community" and other fairy tales. Whoever thought that the mob action on FB passes for conversation is sorely mistaken. A bunch of people throwing stuff at the FB wall and hoping that something sticks does not a conversation make.
It is so wrong, in so many ways -- but it is what it is. We did exist, for a brief while at least, though we may not have much to prove it after tomorrow. There is a grand life lesson in it somewhere, I'm sure, but I doubt that HP is aiming at teaching us that. I would love to know the real (most likely financial) reason for this seemingly incomprehensible move, though.
You take care too, dear Susan. It's been a pleasure to talk with you.”
noun: reading; plural noun: reading
the action or skill of reading written or printed matter silently or aloud.
"suggestions for further reading"
synonyms: perusal, study, scan, scanning;
gerund or present participle: stalking
pursue or approach stealthily.
"a cat stalking a bird"
synonyms: creep up on, trail, follow, shadow, track down, go after, be after, course, hunt; More
"a cat was stalking a rabbit"
move silently or threateningly through (a place).
"the tiger stalks the jungle"
stride somewhere in a proud, stiff, or angry manner.
"without another word she turned and stalked out"
synonyms: strut, stride, march, flounce, storm, stomp, sweep More
"she stalked out"
I think we can all see where the "hyperbole" comes from.
Magnadude on Jun 2, 2014 at 17:20:08
“Oh, I so love when you do that! I'm going to call Stephen Colbert and see if he needs any writers for his new show...
“Apparently my incredible intuition was telling me the last two days that my days here were numbered? I was busy, but never felt I wanted to check in. I noticed I lost ten friends again today and then just happened to see someone had posted the story on a thread regarding HRC, the first thing I read in two days. How weird is that?
I have loved being your HP friend D.”
Magnadude on Jun 2, 2014 at 02:27:17
“Oh, please don't use the past tense! We will always be friends! I was afraid that you'd miss the announcement of the approaching change and be caught by surprise tomorrow. Perhaps you'd consider joining the other site and, if not, I will have more time for emails now that things have changed. Such a sad time but, if not for HP, I would have never met you and I will be forever grateful that I have. Your friendship means the world to me! I will be in touch soon.”
“"Sheriff Bill Brown called it a "chaotic, rapidly unfolding convoluted incident" that involved multiple crime scenes. No, it was not clear from the first day. I was listening to a radio show on Tuesday that stated the confusion was also because of the victims who were hospitalized.
I took the time but didn't bother going past the four solid pages of comments all to do with guns. To say you are obsessed would be an understatement. Your arguments fall flat in the face of facts.
Joe Matthies on May 31, 2014 at 00:47:58
“Strangely i read from day one that 3 people were shot and 3 were stabbed. Probably because your link relies on hyperbole and not facts...
As for you stalking my profile, i could care less what you call me. Firearms are a hobby of mine and i pass time at work by interjecting fact into anti gun posts that fall short of them. That is how yours got my attention...”
“I think she has more than enough of the hate and disrespect to last her a lifetime, but if the need for her service arose, she might be able to move on from it. She is certainly well qualified and very intelligent. Best FLOTUS I can remember.”
“"When one of the debate moderators pressed her a second time, Ernst responded by saying, "This unfortunate accident happened after the ad but it does highlight that I want to get rid of, repeal and replace Bruce Braley's Obamacare, and it also shows that I am a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment -- that is a fundamental right.
This NRA Barbie cannot stray from those talking points, no matter how horrifying what she just said was.”