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The Norks
17-06-2005, 14:36:47
Arrr........when you're signed off work with 'stress' you have nothing better to do than to surf the net and watch daytime TV (or tackle the giant pile of ironing that is threatening to consume your living room, so we know which one wins that fight). So today I watched an episode of Mork and Mindy where they meet Robin Williams (cue much self congratulatory dialogue about how famous he is and what a privilege to meet him etc...) anyway, the episode was about the effects of fame, and at the end Mork calls Auson (Mork calling Auson, Mork calling Auson..) and discusses the disadvantages of fame, ending with a roll call of those talented clever people whose fame consumed them, the last one being John Lennon, and said with tears in his eyes. So I started trawling the net to see if it was indeed written as a tribute to Lennon and found that it was ....

Any hoo...in the process I found a webiste called Jumping the Shark, where people detail the moment they think their favourite show started to go downhill. Its quite amusing reading if you have a spare half an hour...

Fuck, I'm bored :lol:


17-06-2005, 14:41:00
Woo, another way to postpone the work I'm supposed to be doing :beer:

17-06-2005, 14:55:48
how the fuck did you get signed off with stress?

The Norks
17-06-2005, 14:56:49
I signed myself off but I'm going to the doctor on Monday to get further signed off

17-06-2005, 15:04:15
Same way she gets the anti-depressants? That's a catty guess, sorry :P

The Norks
17-06-2005, 15:24:23

don't people suffer from stress on your planet?

The Norks
17-06-2005, 15:24:58
and I don't take anti-depressants

17-06-2005, 15:29:43
Maybe that's why you're so stressed.

The Norks
17-06-2005, 15:34:21
no, that would be because my boss has fucked me about for 9 months, and if I have to spend one more minute in his presence I will staple his face to his shoes.

The Higgelhoff
17-06-2005, 15:36:32

17-06-2005, 15:37:46
The phrase Jumping the Shark has, oddly enough, jumped the shark itself.

The Norks
17-06-2005, 15:40:00
I never heard it till today

17-06-2005, 15:40:50
you're behind the times

17-06-2005, 15:49:36
We have discussed this several times. But it is very clever.

Has CG jumped the shark? Probably when I stopped posting regularly...

The Higgelhoff
17-06-2005, 15:50:01
It's a new phrase on me too.

It was interesting to read people's opinions on Red Dwarf though.

17-06-2005, 15:51:36
Mork & Mindy went shit when they introduced that fucking baby.

Greg W
17-06-2005, 16:02:52
Originally posted by The Norks
...my boss has fucked me about for 9 months...Funny, first time I read that, there was a "for" inbetween me and about. :cute:

17-06-2005, 16:07:00
Damned Bourbon :D

The Norks
17-06-2005, 16:11:21
Originally posted by Greg W
Funny, first time I read that, there was a "for" inbetween me and about. :cute:

he has the personality and stature of a toad
I'd rather fuck my brother

Greg W
17-06-2005, 16:19:50
As long as we can see the video... ;)

The Norks
17-06-2005, 16:21:35
you're a sick man Greg