Subject:    Re: Season 5, Bad Vibes
From:       openbook@sirius.com (Blackhawk)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5,alt.fan.tom-servo
Date:       Mon, 13 Oct 1997
Message-ID: <openbook-1310971842240001@ppp-asft05--152.sirius.net>

In article <34438e39.4894641@nntp.netcruiser>,
Captain Infinity wrote:

> In article <344285A1.71EA5D30@cris.com>
> Bill Bickel wrote :
> 
> >Anybody else getting the feeling we're going to wish B5 ended gracefully
> >after Season 4? JMS is semi-smoothly bringing the storyline to a close,
> >and next season looks to be filled with living people who should be
> >dead, dead people who should be alive, gratuitous cast changes, and no
> >real structure.
> >
> >Remember Taxi? Magnum PI? Sliders? Can any sane person say these series
> >didn't run one year too long?
> >
> >Bill Bickel
> 
> In accepting this challenge, I journeyed over to the library and asked
> several sane people this question.  They looked at me strangely and
> slowly backed away.  Soon, a librarian came over and asked me, rather
> forcefully, to leave the building.
> 
> Sorry.  I tried.
> 
> ** 
> Captain Infinity


Cap,

How insulting, you belittle the topic with this nonsense. How disingenuous
an attempt could you have made?

What made you think sane people would be in a Library? I took up your
challenge where the real sane folks hang out, the grocery store. I asked a
guy checking out the beef in the meat dept. about Taxi, but he'd stopped
watching it when Andy Kuafman died. I found an old lady in the produce
section fondling a cantaloupe who said she loved Magnum and wishes it was
still on (though one could make the case that someone fondling melons is
not sane). I asked the Store Manager about Sliders and he reminded me that
Sci-Fi Channel picked them up and they would still be on. He also told me
to stop bothering his customers or he would kick me out and take my gold
"Rewards"card back. Although nobody I talked to had seen B-5, I believe
I've shown how easy it would have been to go the extra yard. Your
statement is obviously a sick joke.

HTH

Hawkaa!
Blackhawk


From: Ben Matterson <ben.matterson@usa.net> Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5,alt.fan.tom-servo Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 Message-ID: <3443D2A6.81A7CB6E@usa.net> Blackhawk wrote: > > He also told me to stop bothering his customers or he would kick > me out and take my gold "Rewards"card back. You should have tried Safeway instead of Lucky. The manager of Safeway looked at me like I was some kind of genius when I asked him about Taxi, and asked if I thought the same thing about Magnum PI. Then he rounded up all of the employees and had them answer my question too. On my way out he gave me a free box of doughnuts and said to come back anytime. -- Ben
From: Innfinit@ix.netcom.SPAMBLOCK.com (Captain Infinity) Newsgroups: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5,alt.fan.tom-servo Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 Message-ID: <3448fb6e.25380370@nntp.netcruiser> Bill Bickel wrote : > >>Anybody else getting the feeling we're going to wish B5 ended gracefully >>after Season 4? JMS is semi-smoothly bringing the storyline to a close, >>and next season looks to be filled with living people who should be >>dead, dead people who should be alive, gratuitous cast changes, and no >>real structure. >> >>Remember Taxi? Magnum PI? Sliders? Can any sane person say these series >>didn't run one year too long? So I wrote: >In accepting this challenge, I journeyed over to the library and asked >several sane people this question. They looked at me strangely and >slowly backed away. Soon, a librarian came over and asked me, rather >forcefully, to leave the building. > >Sorry. I tried. Then, Blackhawk wrote: >Cap, > >How insulting, you belittle the topic with this nonsense. How disingenuous >an attempt could you have made? > >What made you think sane people would be in a Library? I took up your >challenge where the real sane folks hang out, the grocery store. I asked a >guy checking out the beef in the meat dept. about Taxi, but he'd stopped >watching it when Andy Kuafman died. I found an old lady in the produce >section fondling a cantaloupe who said she loved Magnum and wishes it was >still on (though one could make the case that someone fondling melons is >not sane). I asked the Store Manager about Sliders and he reminded me that >Sci-Fi Channel picked them up and they would still be on. He also told me >to stop bothering his customers or he would kick me out and take my gold >"Rewards"card back. Although nobody I talked to had seen B-5, I believe >I've shown how easy it would have been to go the extra yard. Your >statement is obviously a sick joke. Then, my brother Danny (Ben Matterson) wrote : >You should have tried Safeway instead of Lucky. The manager of Safeway >looked at me like I was some kind of genius when I asked him about Taxi, >and asked if I thought the same thing about Magnum PI. Then he rounded >up all of the employees and had them answer my question too. On my way >out he gave me a free box of doughnuts and said to come back anytime. We have no Luckys or Safeways on my planet^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwhere I live, so I went to a White Hen Pantry at 3:00 AM. The only people in the store were myself, the guy behind the counter (wearing a turban, chewing Doublemint, and reading Playboy) and a drunk at the back of the store by the refrigerated foods, who seemed unable to decide whether to buy a gallon of skim milk or a box of Tyson fried chicken. He kept shuffling back and forth in front of the cold glass windows, muttering to himself. I asked the man behind the counter about Taxi and he told me to use the pay phone, because the store phone could not be used by customers to call cabs. I asked about Sliders and he said the store didn't sell condoms. I shrugged and asked about Magnum and he pulled a shotgun out from behind the counter and said "Just try pulling a magnum on me with two barrels of double-naught 12-guage in your eyes, you furry-faced freak!" This was a bit daunting, but I plunged on, nevertheless. I asked about Babylon 5 and he cocked his head, put down his weapon, and told me his son watched the show religiously. We seemed to finally reach common ground, but then he asked me if I thought the new android in the sexy costume would boost ratings. I smiled and said "Hey, whatever works, right?!" and wandered away to talk to the drunk. The drunk refused to talk to me unless I gave him some spare change. I handed him a buck and he handed me back a pre-scratched lottery ticket (a losing ticket, BTW). I asked him about Taxi and he said, "No thanks, buddy, I got my pickup right outside" and pointed out the window, where I saw a huge red Chevy 4x4 with a crunched right fender and a bashed-in passenger door. While I was looking at this machine of imminent death for some poor soul, the drunk apparently made up his mind and grabbed a box of fried chicken out of the freezer, tore it open, and began gnawing on a frozen drumstick. Seeing this, the manager went apoplectic, dashed out from behind the counter and began screaming at the drunk while bashing him over the head with the copy of Playboy. I made a surreptitious retreat from the store. Thanks for the helpful advice, guys. :-/ ** Captain Infinity


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