Such a great show, alternately sexy, stupid, thoughtful and campy. And violent.
Favorite quote: "He touched Kenny's penis."
"Who rang that bell?"
Chris Keller and Simon Adebisi.
Oh and the little cutie, Kenny Wangler.
Best show on TV during almost its entire run (and yes, I'm including The Sopranos), UNTIL...
The final season when it jumped the shark with some astoundingly unbelievable contrivances to prove the cruelty of the world. To paraphrase: you'd need a heart of stone not to laugh...
But up until that season it was brilliant.
I was always green with jealousy over Adebisi's ability to keep that fucking knit hat perched on his bald head. I have to practically nail wigs to my head.
"Careful my girl, or your little dog will get shanked as well."
I loved Ryan O'Reilly, shit stirrer like no other.
Favorite scene was Keller getting blown by Ronnie (Brian Bloom).
Second favorite scene was Keller saying goodbye to Beecher.
Keller: I'll see you.
Keller: Back here. Or in heaven.
Beecher: You really think we're gonna get into heaven?
Keller: Ah... you and me together? God doesn't have the balls to keep us out
Loved, loved, LOVED OZ when it was on! So many great memories.
Betty Buckley as O'Reilly's insane mother.
The butch female prison guard who raped O'Reilly!
And of course Charles Busch smothering the mafia boss with a pillow was high camp.
There will never be another show like OZ.
I forgot about batty Buckley!
Wasn't there a Simpsons episode where Homer wears Adebisi's little hat?
The poor mafia guy who kept getting raped was quite cute.
Oh how I love Robson. I forgot how funny some of this was.
Don't forget there were three London's Norma in the show at the same time: Moreno, Buckley and LuPone. What wasted opportunity not to put them to the same scene to talk heart to heart.
Keller made it for me, truly a bad boy but so sexy and hot. I've seen some prison documents and I stay with Oz's fictional world and fictional Keller.
"Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it ... You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
If you want you can go explore and see for yourself, Click here.
And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
Possibly we've not slain all the dragons and there will be issues that come up during the switchover. There's a help button in the lower right hand corner of the page which you can use to send us bug reports.
Please include as much information about the hardware (PC, Mac, Tablet, Phone etc), operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS etc) and browser (Chrome, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer etc) that you are using as possible to help us replicate and fix the problem.
Please note that complaints about colors, fonts, icons and the like are not "bugs" - they are design choices that we've made and we expect one or two cases of world-class bitching. But they won't actually cause headaches, scurvy, heart attacks, Restless Leg Syndrome, Morgellon's Disease or the vapors (but have your smelling salts at hand just in case).
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