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    Jumping the Shark

    I got to thinking the other day about how so many things seem to have changed during my lifetime. As one old enough to remember the original airing of the Happy Days episode forever immortalized as "jumping the shark", I began to think of other examples occurring over the years. If only for a little levity, here are some that came to mind. Feel free to toss out any you recall.

    For any young ones unfamiliar with the genesis of the phrase: jumping the shark wiki

    Politicians
    Michael Dukakis riding in a tank
    Howard Dean's Iowa scream
    Gary Hart - Jessica Hahn
    Dan Quayle's JFK moment
    Bush Sr "Read my lips"

    Network Television Legitimacy
    Live coverage of the OJ Simpson "chase"

    Automobiles
    The Pontiac Aztek (not even the G8 GT could salvage the division)

    Goverment Agencies
    ATF - Waco

    Far from a complete list, but enough to get it started and hopefully provide a laugh. Any other takers?

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    Re: Jumping the Shark

    I never thought of the Aztec this way, but after thinking about it, yeah... it was more than just an ugly piece of crap. Its really a shame Pontiac bit the dust.

    Barrack Obama when he tried to explain away "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan".

    Miley Cyrus and the Beeber kid from Canada when their photos proved to be almost the same.

    Billery when she asked, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

    When someone claims high ground because they are a centrist.

    And of course, MSNBC on a weekly basis when they try to project their own bias onto others.

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    Re: Jumping the Shark

    I heard the line "This election proves that men would rather have Bush than Hart". (but I really was thinking of something else besides politics.)

    "I didn't know how to have sex with that woman." (edit mine)

    Rocky Balboa (The movie- some guys just know how to ruin a good thing)
    American Public Education Made Me Ignorant and MSM Keeps Me Stupid.

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    Re: Jumping the Shark

    Sheriff John and the Lunch Brigade

    Mickey Mouse Club (Cubby and Annette)

    Cecil and Bennie

    Freddy Blassie and Mr Moto

    AlGore and his famous tongue down the throat kiss.

    Barack Hussien Obama & Hope and Change

    He's not the Rev Wright I knew 20 years ago.

    Silly Putty and Wham-O Super Ball

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