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Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« on: June 21, 2004, 07:07:43 AM »
There's 900 television stations and ain't a damn thing on (aside from sports, but even then you got the beer commercials and the soft porn women on the sidelines)..

A better name for television is the idiot box, it's the greatest tool ever invented for brainwashing the public. Our media is so sensationalized, the product the majority of the stations are selling is fear. People need to get rid of their televisions and start using their brains. It's because of television that 60% of the people in this country are ignorant enough to believe that Sadaam was connected 9-11 and that Iraq had nuclear weapons.
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2004, 07:19:36 AM »
^ By your logic, then; instead of getting your news on Television, you should 'use your own brain' and through your own prejudices I guess determine whether or not Saddam had weapons of Mass Destruction.  ahhhhh, I see you more clearly now.


Anyways, while it's true people watch way too much television, everyone needs entertainment.  When you watch television in MODERATION (that's the word of the day, Inf, think about it in a Religious sense!... bastard)... anyways, when you watch television in MODERATION, there's nothing wrong with it.  I have just a few shows I watch, I watch on average about 7 hours a week.  

I watch, for instance, Animal Planet.  They have a show on their called Animal Cops or something like that where people rescue abandoned and abused animals.  How is that bad to watch?  I enjoy animals, and it interests me and fascinates me that people would abuse them, and then I enjoy seeing the rare miracle when they're found and rehabilitated.  

I watch the trio of shows on Discovery Channel - American Choppers, Monster House, and Monster Garage.  All 3 are about people building things with their own hands, and having fun doing it.  These shows entertain me, it's my entertainment, I enjoy watching them.

That's *ALL I watch right now.  Nothing else.   There's nothing wrong with television in moderation.  
 

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004, 07:32:28 AM »
There's 900 television stations and ain't a damn thing on (aside from sports, but even then you got the beer commercials and the soft porn women on the sidelines)..

A better name for television is the idiot box, it's the greatest tool ever invented for brainwashing the public. Our media is so sensationalized, the product the majority of the stations are selling is fear. People need to get rid of their televisions and start using their brains. It's because of television that 60% of the people in this country are ignorant enough to believe that Sadaam was connected 9-11 and that Iraq had nuclear weapons.

well i watch the history channel. but i guess that station is brainwashing me to believe that hitler was actually a murderer. ALthough i will agree that the media does only tell you bad things that are happening in the world. But honestly who would watch the news if all they had were headlines like "man saves kitty from a tree, and our top story, man fixes old womans tire." nobody wants to watch that.

i watch tv and i dont believe saddaam was connected to 9-11. WAnna know why? because i watch the news. 911 commison has stated that iraq/saddam had no involvement with 911.

So on some respects i agree with you  :o
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2004, 07:32:57 AM »
agreed i only really watch history channels, comedy and news. british news is better than american news they not afraid to critizes the government or neglect stories regarding israel etc. but i only ever really watch a couple of hours a day.

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2004, 07:50:57 AM »
infinite best not be dissin mah hollyoaks son!
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2004, 08:25:23 AM »
lol hollyoaks is ok but the story lines never change you can go without watching it for ages and everything is pretty much the same, some nice eye candy tho i remeber last year i noticed that out of all the girls in it the only non blonde in it was the fat ginger 1. its almost as bad as the oc but in that they have 30 yr old playing 16 year or somink rediculas

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2004, 08:35:38 AM »
lol..

btw.. i'm with Trauma on the wildlife prog thing.. theres nothing wrong with those. I was really enjoying that thing they just finsihed over here on bbc2 lat week. and was on every night in the last month.

for people who didnt see it.. as its a good time of year for looking at newborn wildlife they were monitoring nests of lots of birds (inc falcons) and looking at otters, and some badger and fox cubs. plus talking about endangered species how the american grey squirrel has wiped out our native red squirrel in most of the country (there are greys living in the tree outside my window here at work). over the weeks it was on you saw things progress from eggs hatching to (some) chicks leaving their nests.

they were pushing for people to 'make space for wildlife' by putting up nesting boxes, bird tables, etc etc..

i also like archaeology progs (sometimes) they started a new series last night called "extreme archaeology" that was kinda cool.
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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2004, 08:44:40 AM »
I love TV but there's nothing really good on anymore. I mainly just watch repeats of great shows.

Most hip-hop is now keyboard driven, because the majority of hip-hop workstations have loops and patches that enable somebody with marginal skills to put tracks together,...

Unfortunately, most hip-hop artists gravitated towards the path of least resistance by relying on these pre-set patches. As a result, electric guitar and real musicians became devalued, and a lot of hip-hop now sounds the same.

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2004, 08:59:51 AM »
yea i wish they would bring back not the nine o'clcok news that was classic but it never gets repeated.

dunno if any one watched panorama last nite it was quite interesting all about the "super dollar" an almost undetectable faked US dollar produced by north korea origionally only distributed in asia by north korean diplomats since the 80s but then ex KGB and the IRA got involved and and made it world wide, making the north korean embassy in moscow the distribution centre.

also tomorro nite they got putting on a special interview with Clinton should be interesting.

iraq would just get annexed by iran


That would be a great solution.  If Iran and the majority of Iraqi's are pleased with it, then why shouldn't they do it?
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2004, 10:49:56 AM »
this is great, he wants us to throw away our TV's and instead we talk about all the shows we love  ;D

i watch South Park, CSI, ER on a regular basis except for the summer because i come out of hibernation...

then i frequent the discovery, animal planet and court channel for some interesting shows

i've seen that animal cops but it's just hard for me to watch because some of them think they're bad asses...like that blond chick...she always acts bad, she says shit like "oh we'll be back....you can take that to the bank....we'll be back"

 

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2004, 11:11:12 AM »
south park and ER rule.

btw, i watched the 60 minutes on clinton. it was pretty interesting, although we all already knew that he had sex with monica. "i slept on the couch for 2 weeks"

new york times had a review on his autobiography, horrible reviews.
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2004, 12:53:11 PM »
lol..

btw.. i'm with Trauma on the wildlife prog thing.. theres nothing wrong with those. I was really enjoying that thing they just finsihed over here on bbc2 lat week. and was on every night in the last month.

for people who didnt see it.. as its a good time of year for looking at newborn wildlife they were monitoring nests of lots of birds (inc falcons) and looking at otters, and some badger and fox cubs. plus talking about endangered species how the american grey squirrel has wiped out our native red squirrel in most of the country (there are greys living in the tree outside my window here at work). over the weeks it was on you saw things progress from eggs hatching to (some) chicks leaving their nests.

they were pushing for people to 'make space for wildlife' by putting up nesting boxes, bird tables, etc etc..

i also like archaeology progs (sometimes) they started a new series last night called "extreme archaeology" that was kinda cool.

Point being, as you just described, there ARE things on television that are educational, interesting, entertaining, and most of all VALUABLE.  So you can't just throw the television out summarily.  
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2004, 01:10:45 PM »
throw away your koran and get a bible
 

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2004, 01:32:33 PM »
throw away your koran and get a bible

LMFAO thats fucked.  and why throw your tv away.  why not sell it atleast get a couple of bucks or do you consider money to pay your bills evil???
 

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2004, 02:12:36 PM »
throw away your koran and get a bible
seriously thatsw really fucked up, i know ur 15, but u should think before you speak...
and on the tv note, yea theres a lot of BS on tv, i like discovery chanel, myth busters is sick, i still love Seinfeld, theres nothing like it, i watch less and less now, i rather watch movies...
 

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2004, 07:04:19 PM »
I watch Monster House and Monster Garage from time to time again. The only time I watch TV is late night, In bed before I go to sleep and Football games in the fall. In the summer I might watch 8 hours a week. And thats only because I stay up to like 2 every night
 

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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2004, 07:16:18 PM »
throw away your koran and get a bible

Ha ha ha, werent u tryin to be a Muslim. I guess Islam actually required you to think, and thats why youre in your current predicament.

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2004, 07:17:07 PM »
Blah, Infinite since your message has been lost Ill join in on the free post.

Law and Order, Oz, Simpsons and news the only thing I fuck with on TV really. And BET.
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2004, 07:21:52 PM »
throw away your koran and get a bible

Ha ha ha, werent u tryin to be a Muslim. I guess Islam actually required you to think, and thats why youre in your current predicament.



LMAO!

Most hip-hop is now keyboard driven, because the majority of hip-hop workstations have loops and patches that enable somebody with marginal skills to put tracks together,...

Unfortunately, most hip-hop artists gravitated towards the path of least resistance by relying on these pre-set patches. As a result, electric guitar and real musicians became devalued, and a lot of hip-hop now sounds the same.

Paris
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2004, 07:22:09 PM »
myth busters is sick


I saw that show last night, it's a pretty dope show, they proved that Jimmy Hoffa isn't buried in Giants Stadium.
 

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Re:Throw your TV away and start using your brain
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2004, 07:24:26 PM »
law and order and the simpsons are a couple other shows i love.

although this season of the simpsons is really aweful
 

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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2004, 07:42:37 PM »
law and order and the simpsons are a couple other shows i love.

although this season of the simpsons is really aweful

Im talkin about ole skool law and order, not this syndicated new spin off shits.

Briscoe and Curtis > Any detective team
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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2004, 07:55:10 PM »
Yea you have good taste if you like the original law and order with brisco and curtis.
 

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2004, 08:04:00 PM »
There's 900 television stations and ain't a damn thing on (aside from sports, but even then you got the beer commercials and the soft porn women on the sidelines)..

A better name for television is the idiot box, it's the greatest tool ever invented for brainwashing the public. Our media is so sensationalized, the product the majority of the stations are selling is fear. People need to get rid of their televisions and start using their brains. It's because of television that 60% of the people in this country are ignorant enough to believe that Sadaam was connected 9-11 and that Iraq had nuclear weapons.

But i'd miss the porn  :'(
 

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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2004, 08:45:21 PM »
All I watch TV is Pimp My Ride, Chappelle Show, sports and Leno. TV is wack now.