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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:29 AM
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Poll question: Are You Tired Of The Phrase "Jumped The Shark"?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:31 AM
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1. Indeed, just when did "jump the shark"
jump the shark?
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:00 PM
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16. That occurred to me
but I resisted for obvious reasons.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:36 PM
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19. It jumped the shark 7/19/04
on this post... :evilgrin:
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gpandas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:31 AM
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2. yes, i call it instant triteness eom
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:46 AM
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12. A Perfect Description... Thanks
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:31 AM
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3. Clearly, the phrase "Jumped the Shark" jumped the shark. (nt)
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:32 AM
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4. Do you mean...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 11:32 AM by Blue-Jay
Has "Jumped The Shark" jumped the shark?

EDIT: Dammit, I type too slowly. Meh.
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:32 AM
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5. When did "jumped the shark" jump the shark?
Probably when you could say "jumped the shark" jumped the shark? :shrug:
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:33 AM
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6. Locking
This thread has jumped the shark.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:38 AM
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9. Isn't there a rule where you HAVE
to lock the thread if there are three repeats? :P
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:34 AM
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7. I Have A New Rule...
If you say "jumped the shark", you're going on ignore. Starting right NOW!... no wait...

Okay... wait....

Now!

No... NOW! Really!

I mean it!

So stop saying it.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:39 AM
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10. Putting people on "ignore"
has really jumped the shark.

:D

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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:47 AM
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13. I Know...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 12:09 PM by arwalden
I just make empty threats. LOL.

-- Allen
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:38 PM
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20. So do you plan to put yourself on ignore?
:shrug:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:47 PM
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30. Technically, I Suppose I Should... But The DU Software Won't Let Me
and it's not as though I actually (or habitually) use the phrase myself. But you do have a valid point.

-- Allen
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:32 PM
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29. Shouldn't you provide notice and a hearing first?
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 01:32 PM by MikeG
Maybe PM with a "Notice of Intent to Place on Ignore"

We have rights you know!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:49 PM
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31. Good idea... but impractical. Instead...
... I'll just post one PUBLIC NOTICE announcement. How's that? :-)

-- Allen
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:51 PM
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32. With a deadline to show cause why they should not be ignored.
I see money in this.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:36 AM
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8. I really, really like it.
I don't know how to describe why. It has something to do with

1. linguistics
2. pop culture terminology
3. it refers to something that was on tv when i was coming of age
4. it is precisely descriptive -- as long as you were a fan of "Happy Days" and I think even people who weren't understand what "jump the shark" means as soon as it is applied to one of their own favorite shows

Am I making any sense at all? Can anyone distill these thoughts and present me with a gift of a coherent thought that I can claim as mine? :eyes: at self
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:41 AM
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11. "Jumped the shark" has "porked the poodle"...
I vote "yes".
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:48 AM
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14. No. I like it. Perfectly apt phrase. eom
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:10 PM
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18. Stop It! You're Just Being Antagonistic...
MOM! Terry's touching me!! His foot is on my side of the car! He's looking out of MY WINDOW!!

MAKE HIM STOP!!

-- Allen
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:41 PM
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21. I am not!!!
Just contrary....
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 11:49 AM
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15. I'd prefer "pestered the platypus".
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jdsmith Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:03 PM
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17. A phrase the world needed
So, no, of course it hasn't jum--well, you know.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:45 PM
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22. It jumped the shark when people completely misused it.
e.g. "that show jumped the shark on the first episode."
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:53 PM
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23. and what's proper use?
pray tell.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:21 PM
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25. "jump the shark"
refers to when a good television series runs out of ideas and resorts to using bad and stale stories lines just to keep floggin a dead horse.

If a show was never good to begin with then it cannot "jump the shark."
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:15 PM
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24. If it's trite, what fresh new phrase would you replace it with?
Or an old phrase.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:27 PM
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27. When did so-and-so...
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 01:29 PM by arwalden
... lose its appeal?
... stop being fresh?
... stop being funny?
... quit being clever?
... start sounding so dumb?
... start copying everyone else?
... stop being cutting-edge?
... stop sounding original?
... sell out to big business?
... sell out to politics?
... start being so outrageous?
... start being unbelievable?
... start being boring?
... start looking horrible?

I'd avoid a "catch phrase" entirely. Instead I'd prefer someone to choose words that asked a specific question or make a point by criticizing a specific aspect of whatever/whoever they feel has jumped the fucking shark.

-- Allen

P.S. It's bad enough that it's trite and overused... but I think what annoys me most are the people who think they are being clever about it. I guess if it's new to them, then naturally they might be inclined to believe that it's new for everyone else too. But some others just insist on overusing it irrespective of how hackneyed it is. -- Oh well. It's my problem, not theirs. I know how to solve it.

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sus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:24 PM
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26. is that what the kids are calling it these days?
that's H*O*T.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:30 PM
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28. How about "Hurdle the Carcharhinformes"
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