Thread: Anyone remember Not Necessarily The News?

    • 10 years 10 months ago
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    It was shown on HBO. My favorite segment dealt with "sniglets" by Rich Hall. A sniglet is the combining of two words to make a new word like:

    Faxination (fax and fascination)

    Faxination is when people stare at a fax machine (for what appears to be hours on end) while waiting for a fax to print out.
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      What I find interesting is that "Spork" was originally a sniglet, but over the years it has found it's way into the regular vocabulary of most people.
      But my favorite was "Doork"...someone who tries to push a door when it clearly says "pull" (or vice versa).
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        • 10 years 10 months ago
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        Heh, I've been guilty of that a few times.
        But hey, Luke Warm, just noticed you're in Memphis TN.

        I've got a question thats been niggling at me for two weeks now.
        I went out to the Grand Canyon and Vegas, and went through Memphis. Near the river is a large pyramid with glass sides. Just what the heck is that thing?
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          i never knew spork was originally a sniglet! makes sense though. the pyramid in memphis is an arena. the memphis grizzlies play there and you can see concerts there, too.
            • 10 years 10 months ago
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            whoa i completely forgot about this until reading this thread!
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              Yeah. The Pyramid is an arena. I saw Eric Clapton there. And the Grizzlies used to play there until the FedExForum was built.
                • 10 years 10 months ago
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                Not Necessarily The News was funny as hell......the lead actor in the show, the kinda portly guy who turns up these days in the occasional commercial or cable TV show, he was pretty funny.

                Maybe HBO will bring back those shows on DVD someday, unless their ownership of the program rights has run out or something....that show seemed to be on for a LONG long time, much longer than it was actually funny as I recall (or longer than I cared to keep following it).

                Sniglets went from obscurity to being this huge thing....Rich Hall basically built a comedic career on them...but as with all fads eventually people got bored, like they did with SNL charcters and other fads like everyone being obsessed with FAR SIDE or that OPUS character....

                A quick google indicates that Rich Hall is "Big in England" nowadays...
                  • 10 years 10 months ago
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                  Quote by HeadRusch
                  Not Necessarily The News was funny as hell......the lead actor in the show, the kinda portly guy who turns up these days in the occasional commercial or cable TV show, he was pretty funny.


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