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Dick Clark's vacuous New Years Eve

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Telecasterless, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. O- Fender

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    Really?
    no offense but the words "Ryan Seacrest" should have been all the information you need to know that you will lose IQ points just watching it.
     
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  2. memorex

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    I slept from 9-11:30. Then I got up and walked the dog. Stayed up until midnight, kissed the wife and wished her a Happy New Year. Then I went back to sleep. A pretty good New Years from my point of view.
     
  3. Toto'sDad

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    I saw it listed last night, but I was pretty sure that Dick Clark was dead. I figured the show would be pretty much like him if they went and named it after him, so I steered clear of the thing. It's looks like from the comments I made the right choice.
     
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    Nothing beats the embarrassment of seeing Rob Gronkowski acting like a total ass last year (2019). Guy is a clown, and should never be allowed to be in front of a microphone again.
     
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    Watched the 2020 season of the Great British Baking Show. Set an alarm for 11:58 and toasted with the wife at the stoke of midnight. We opted against any network "celebrations" and polished off a nice bottle of Champagne.
     
  6. archetype

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    We didn't turn on any of the NYE TV shows because we think they are of zero value. Watched some old movies on TCM, earlier, and I made the customary lentil soup for dinner. We missed midnight because we were out back watching a pair of Great Horned Owls.
     
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    TCM ran all of the Thin Man movies yesterday.

    Then aired parts 1-3 of MGM’s That’s Entertainment.
     
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    Watched it just long enough to see that dude in the fur coat, Jennifer Lopez looking pretty with a bunch of kids, and the ball drop. Partly out of tradition (we only normally tune in for ball drop, anyway), but also out curiosity (schadenfreude?) to see Times Square empty of.... humanity on NYE. Not empty enough, sadly. As soon as whatever autotuned thing started singing I turned it off. The only reason it didn’t go off quicker was because I walked to the kitchen for something.
     
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    My family stayed up, drinking lots of cheap prosecco and playing crokinole. What's crokinole, you non-Canadians ask?

     
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    I bought a new TV a few months ago when the lockdowns started. Money wasted. I haven’t had a TV for about 4 years because it’s nothing but manipulative garbage. No NFL, award shows, late night shows…
    Occasionally I’ll watch Frasier or something on the iPad..
    That’s probably what I’ll do with the TV I bought.
     
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    I figured I was just getting old. The only performer I ever heard of was Machine Gun Kelly. He has some good tunes. The rest.......
     
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    Dick Clark? Dick Clark Never Had Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Son Boy Williamson Chet Baker T. Bone Walker, The Foggy Mountain Boys, Link Wray, or Big Mama Thornton on after school, who cares about Dick Clark, Him and Pat Boone and Nancy Sinatra, Fabian, Leslie Gore and all that Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka dot Bikini mess?
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    I understand your sentiments, and agree it's much safer voicing them at a distance.
     
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    Wasn't always so bad! Remember when Chicago was on in 1975?
     
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    I don't know if you're old enough to clearly remember these boots are made for walking and they're gonna walk all over you. By actual count, that was played 187 million times on KAFY in Bakersfield California. That song caused still births among cattle, and birds flying south to drop out of the sky dead as door nails. There were even unwed fathers involved, uh, whadidhesay?
     
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    We watched it yesterday and we're watching it now. Amazing isn't it? Entertainment with competent acting and stories to sell it instead of special effects and computer manipulation.
     
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    I was asleep. I wouldn't have watched anyway as the only TV watching we do is films (movies, documentaries). I gave up regular network TV about 20 years ago.
     
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    No way I could turn that off. Just the mental image of it from reading your description makes me want to look for a clip on youtube.
     
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    We never get tired of the first 3 Thin Man movies. The latter 3 had a different director, different screenwriters, and we think they're inferior. Myrna Loy and William Powell are fab together.
     
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    Sort of a marbles/curling mashup?
     
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