What thread died that you wish had continued (but you didn't just want to be talking to yourself)?
You thought you were clever and came up with an interesting topic and it dies. Or you're a latecomer to a thread, make a comment and it's already talked out.
Time for thread CPR...
include links if you want
I had one thread that so perfectly explored the issue of the day that it never got any replies, because I had said everything that needed or could be said, yet I know that anyone who read it during its brief moment in the sun, left datalounge a better person. Only now I can't recall the topic.
1) The thread asking, "Has anyone on DL ever worked in porn?"
2) The What Ever Happened To thread about former Playgirl models/Centerfolds. I wanted to know more about Frank Kennedy (March 91-I think), Marty Wolfson (early 70's), Steve Bond (who ended up on General Hospital) and Bill Cable.
3) I think there was one of those great Behind-The-Scenes gossip threads about "Grace Under Fire" (and Brett Butler), "Knots Landing," and current news about "General Hospital"
[quote]2) The What Ever Happened To thread about former Playgirl models/Centerfolds. I wanted to know more about Frank Kennedy (March 91-I think), Marty Wolfson (early 70's), Steve Bond (who ended up on General Hospital) and Bill Cable.
Me too! great thread. I also liked the soap threads even if most of them got zapped. I did start a soap thread with Marty Saybrooke (Susan Haskell) in the title that actually made it to 600 I believe.
Forever Fabian Forte!!
"Do you believe in linear time and object permanence?" was fun in a kind of whacked way.
It was years old and has been deleted, but I just Googled and found two cool blog posts by some awesome DLer that document the thread and include several quoted posts. I'll link to the first; the link to the follow-up post is at the end of the comments section.
Speaking of R24- the "Donna Mills from Knots Landing Here" thread which turned into wild stories of the backstabbing, gossip, cruelty and all-out bitchery ...
of the Lorimar commissary in the late 70s into the 80s. Knots, Eight is Enough, Dallas, Falcon Crest and The Waltons were all there.
I would love to read the "Donna Mills from Knots Landing Here" thread that R25 mentioned. Please somebody post a link or bump it back up.
I think there's something in The Datalounge Rules of COnduct that says links to pron istes will be deleted.
I don't have any problem with them, but I wonder if they're started by people who are just not internet savvy. Hint: just go to Google, remove search restrictions and do provocative word searches like "soldiers swimming" or "nude volleyball".
You don't need us to get your jollies.
I started a thread entitled "What if Meryl Streep and Lucille Ball had traded parts in "Stone Pillow" and "Sophie's Choice?" The post got 4 responses, three of which were obscene.
[quote]I had one thread that so perfectly explored the issue of the day that it never got any replies, because I had said everything that needed or could be said,
That's the #1 reason for never putting everything in the opening. Leave some for the R-1 and some more for further down in the thread in order to keep it moving.
Murderous Fattie on the lam thread
My own, I am fascinated by spurned lovers who get revenge through murder. This story had it all, rich well respected man drops older lover, cutting him out of everything. Fattie lover kills him upon his engagement to a much younger man. Manhum ensues, then fattie is arrested outside an Arby's drive thru.
Fattie is now in jail awaiting trial. I shall bump the thread once the trial commences.
The one about, 'Science Divas' - I was sincerely hoping for some good dirt.
The one about the video where the walrus sucks his own dick.
No really! Google it!
Danny/Denny wandering around NY, dragging his rollerwheel suitcase, looking for tricks/lodging while on vacation from the Best Buy.
I wish all the Dyatlov Pass Incident threads had not been closed by the 3:00 p.m. glitch.
Manhum? Are you saying he gave the guy a hummer after he killed him?
Any thread having to do with Ron Eldard! I've loved him for years. So what if he's gotten fat and unattractive and can't open a movie or have his own successful TV series to save his life-I still obsess about him and wonder what he does on his days/months off...I constantly watch his old movies....call me pathetic...
My bad, meant manhunt of course
The "Bread in the refridgerator" thread was comedy gold.