Boogie Bass

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Postby broberds on Thu Jun 08, 2000 5:34 am

OK, since I'm the moderator I can post any topic I want, and what I want is to say that the Boogie Bass is <B>the</B> most odious product of all time and its commercial is an abomination unto the Lord.
And if you're lucky enough not to know what the Boogie Bass is, trust me: <B><I>You don't want to know.</I></B><P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Thu Jun 08, 2000 6:35 am

I keep thinking of a MegaBoogie Bass, like the one Michael Anthony plays (or used to play, I don't follow Van Halen anymore). I get this *isn't* what you're talking about, since musical instrument makers rarely advertise on TV. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Thu Jun 08, 2000 8:09 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B>I get this *isn't* what you're talking about, since musical instrument makers rarely advertise on TV. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/wink.gif">
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Alas, it's not "bass" with a long "a"; it's "bass" with a short "a". Like the fish. The Boogie Bass is a novelty fake mounted bass on a plaque and it sings. I've seen the commercials only a few times, but it was a few too many, believe you me. It's absolutely horrid! Words can't do justice to the preternatural awfullness of this thing.
The commercials seem to air mostly in the mornings...keep an eye out for them and be ascared. Be <B>very</B> ascared!
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Postby broberds on Fri Jun 09, 2000 12:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> I can only imagine what a <I>fish</I> would sing. "Octopus's Garden?"
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Man, I <B>WISH</B>. No, it apparently sings a number of songs, based on the commercial, but the one I've heard is a version of "Pretty Woman" called "Pretty Fishy". It's even more ghastly than it sounds. FEAR IT!
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Postby frunk on Fri Jun 09, 2000 9:22 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> Alas, it's not "bass" with a long "a"; it's "bass" with a short "a". Like the fish. The Boogie Bass is a novelty fake mounted bass on a plaque and it sings. I've seen the commercials only a few times, but it was a few too many, believe you me. It's absolutely horrid! Words can't do justice to the preternatural awfullness of this thing.
The commercials seem to air mostly in the mornings...keep an eye out for them and be ascared. Be very</B> ascared!<P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I gotta get me one of these things.<P>It'd be great for the office!
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Postby broberds on Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B> I gotta get me one of these things.<P>It'd be great for the office!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Only if you're the boss. Because if you're a mere employee, bringing in the Boogie Bass would be a quick way to becoming an ex-employee!<P><P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Fri Jun 09, 2000 11:15 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B>The Boogie Bass is a novelty fake mounted bass on a plaque and it sings.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I can only imagine what a <I>fish</I> would sing. "Octopus's Garden?"<P><P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Sun Jun 11, 2000 3:29 am

BBupdate: I found a couple newspaper columns about the Boogie Bass:
<A HREF="http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=81873990" TARGET=_blank>http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=81873990</A>
<A HREF="http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=81852798" TARGET=_blank>http://www.startribune.com/stOnLine/cgi-bin/article?thisStory=81852798</A> <P>And yes, Virginia. There really is a <A HREF="http://www.boogiebass.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.boogiebass.com</A>
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Postby broberds on Mon Jun 12, 2000 12:33 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B>What was the intent in making it, to frighten little children into going to bed early? To get overstaying guests to finally leave? To repel hordes of invading marauders by showing them the conquered territory is entirely inhabited by people with no taste?
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It can do all that <B>and more!</B>
Note how it was apparently originally called Loudmouth Billy Bass, but I guess the catchier "Boogie Bass" was decided on when they took the thing nationwide.
They've started running BB ads on Cartoon Network now...which bums me mightily seeing as how Cartoon Network is what I usually have on. I gotta keep the remote handy!<P><P>------------------
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Postby ThomasKDye on Mon Jun 12, 2000 11:56 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B>And yes, Virginia. There really is a <A HREF="http://www.boogiebass.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.boogiebass.com</A> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Great googly moogly. The thing actually turns towards you? What was the intent in making it, to frighten little children into going to bed early? To get overstaying guests to finally leave? To repel hordes of invading marauders by showing them the conquered territory is entirely inhabited by people with no taste?<P>
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Postby ThomasKDye on Wed Jun 14, 2000 1:45 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B> They've started running BB ads on Cartoon Network now...which bums me mightily seeing as how Cartoon Network is what I usually have on. I gotta keep the remote handy!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I finally saw the commercial.<P>Oh, dear Lord.<P><P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Wed Jun 14, 2000 2:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> I finally saw the commercial.<P>Oh, dear Lord.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>What depresses me is that I know that I'm eventually gonna break down and order one. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"><P><P>------------------
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Postby superjrtypedude on Mon Jun 19, 2000 2:01 am

I actually saw the commercial watching an MLS soccer game. Now I know soccer has arrived in this country when it can get quality sponsers like that. Okay I'm making this up but that commercial was pretty dang funny. But 19.95? No way I'd pay a penny over 12.99 !!<P>------------------
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Postby broberds on Mon Jun 19, 2000 2:27 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by superjrtypedude:
<B>But 19.95? No way I'd pay a penny over 12.99 !!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There's now a <B>competing product</B> to the Boogie Bass called Louie the Loudmouth Bass. I first saw a Louie commercial last weekened. Looks a lot like the Boogie Bass except his head is on the left, not the right. Also, he has a different voice. But he still sucks ass, far as I'm concerned.
This Talking Plastic Fish thing is totally out of hand. I think this may well be the endtime.<P><P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Mon Jun 19, 2000 3:08 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> There's now a competing product</B> to the Boogie Bass called Louie the Loudmouth Bass. I first saw a Louie commercial last weekened. Looks a lot like the Boogie Bass except his head is on the left, not the right. Also, he has a different voice. But he still sucks ass, far as I'm concerned.
This Talking Plastic Fish thing is totally out of hand. I think this may well be the endtime.<P>
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>You heard it here first. Talking plastic fish are clear signs of the end time. <P>I wish I still had the link to a whole collection of apocalyptic predictions. For just about every year since the mid-50s someone has been predicting the end of the world, sometimes more than once. And of course the 2000 was a banner year, all those googly googly zeroes.
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Postby broberds on Mon Jun 19, 2000 4:12 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B> You heard it here first. Talking plastic fish are clear signs of the end time. <P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Personally, I'm hoping the rival Talking Plasitc Fish manufacturers destroy themselves in a thermonuclear war. They might destroy the rest of us too...but it would still be worth it.
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Postby frunk on Tue Jun 20, 2000 2:46 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> And the George W. Bush people are behind the Talking Plastic Alfred E. Newman craze...<P>
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Gotta get me one of those...<P>"What, me worry?"
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Postby ThomasKDye on Tue Jun 20, 2000 9:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B> You heard it here first. Talking plastic fish are clear signs of the end time.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I knew the arrival of Al Gore signified *something*.<P>
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Postby broberds on Tue Jun 20, 2000 9:38 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ThomasKDye:
<B> I knew the arrival of Al Gore signified *something*.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Maybe that's it. The Al Gore campaign is behind the Talking Plastic Fish craze. And the George W. Bush people are behind the Talking Plastic Alfred E. Newman craze...<P><P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Sun Jun 25, 2000 3:38 am

I SAW IT!<P>isawitisawitisawit.<P>That thing is awesome!<P>I'm gonna haveta watch more late night tv until it shows up again.<P>I also saw the "Battle Dome", which is about as lame a combination of Professional Wrestling and American Gladiators could be (not that either of the above isn't lame).<P>The Ultimate Body Slam was very very very funny though.
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Postby broberds on Sun Jun 25, 2000 5:20 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
<B>I SAW IT!<P>I'm gonna haveta watch more late night tv until it shows up again.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oh, it will! Don't worry about that. And it seems to play in the mornings a lot, especially on A&E and the Cartoon Network. Go figure.
I saw a thing about "Ultimate Fighting" the other day. Seems it basically entails two guys just beating the crap out of each other. Drew a huge crowd in Dothen, Alabama!<P>------------------
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Postby frunk on Sun Jun 25, 2000 6:02 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by broberds:
<B> I saw a thing about "Ultimate Fighting" the other day. Seems it basically entails two guys just beating the crap out of each other. Drew a huge crowd in Dothen, Alabama!
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"Battle Dome" is actually similar to "UltimateFighting", in that people beat each other up. Just imagine if there were a mix of "Professional Wrestlers" and "People off the Street" fighting each other in dippy contests like in American Gladiators, but more violent and with less padding.<P>The cool thing about Battle Dome's "Ultimate BodySlam" was that it was so obviously fake. Basically there were these two pendulum like things with big circular metal plates on the end that were raised up and then dropped into each other. The two contestents crouched on the opposite sides of the circular plates, with hand and footholds.<P>When the two plates (not the contestents, the plates) hit a big cloud of steam would jet up from the floor, and either:
a. Both contestents would hold on, or
b. One of them would purposefully leap off.<P>Supposedly the loser was thrown off, but since he actually leaped off of the pendulum, I didn't give that much credence.<P>Also saw Chicken Run today, which is certainly one of the best movies I've seen in the past six months.
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Postby broberds on Mon Jun 26, 2000 7:06 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by frunk:
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The cool thing about Battle Dome's "Ultimate BodySlam" was that it was so obviously fake. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Where do they show this "Battle Dome" anyway?<P><P>------------------
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