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Old 01-25-2006, 05:04 PM   #21
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OMG, I would never say this around but the best of friends, wife watches a lot of TV, the only one I watch, except for news, sports & movies, is...Beauty & The Geek. Its a hoot. Common, there must be a few board reading geeks who watch it.
I meant to start watching it, but never got around to it. The basic concept seems like it would make for good entertainment.
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Re: Ok, so its not 'fire and money'
Old 01-25-2006, 06:25 PM   #22
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I guess that "popular" culture left me somewhere far, far behind (although I see myself as far, far ahead) nothing has continued to captivate my attention over the years like The Andy Griffith Show. Great family entertainment with a good moral lesson in each show. Thank you TV Land!!!

Other than the other great '60's classics that I grew up with I do enjoy some of the following despite reflections of current moral decay:

Discovery Channel:
  • Mike Rowe's "Dirty Jobs". This is hilarious and I always seem to learn something about the people who make civilized life possible for the rest of us.
  • "Myth Buster's": Always seem to learn something new here too. Who'd have thought that I'd get better gas mileage by leaving the tailgate "up" on my pick-up truck but they proved it so.

Fox News Channel Yeah, I know that there's no middle ground when it comes to news sources for most of us but this is my favorite. I've always been a current events junkie and I believe that Fox has revolutionized this business in taking the "boring" out of delivery... and the ratings agree with me because they consistently beat the holy crap out of all the "other" cable news channels combined. There's always plenty of liberal vs conservative news analysis and debate... really gets one to thinking without putting me to sleep like PBS is so capable of doing.
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I like flip this house. When they buy them cheap and redo them in 10 days and make big money, I get that warm tingle feeling all over my body.
I've seen that twice and it was the same show both times. I wasn't clear if it was a series. I'd like to see more - that's my kind of entertainment.
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and I believe that Fox has revolutionized this business in taking the "boring" out of delivery... and the ratings agree with me because they consistently beat the holy crap out of all the "other" cable news channels combined. There's always plenty of liberal vs conservative news analysis and debate... really gets one to thinking without putting me to sleep like PBS is so capable of doing.
Absolutely! - And you would also have to assume that the 'Best' Food in the entire World is served by McDonalds - Judging by the sheer number of their restaurants!
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Fox News Channel ... and the ratings agree with me because they consistently beat the holy crap out of all the "other" cable news channels combined.
Bible belt conservatives have nothing better to do with their free time than watch TV?
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Absolutely!* - And you would also have to assume that the 'Best' Food in the entire World is served by McDonalds - Judging by the sheer number of their restaurants!
It may be the "best" for the price. Not sure.

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I have a hard time sitting through all of the dam commercials and rather rent dvds. Right now watching the first seasons of LOST, House, Scrubs, and old MacGuyver episodes....Season 4 is "in stereo where available".
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Bible belt conservatives have nothing better to do with their free time than watch TV?
I'm from the south and I often wonder just who are these so-called "Bible belt conservatives" that the liberal media has once again so mis-labeled to an entire region and fed as "Jim Jones" kool-aid to the mind-numbed masses... I suppose, once again, they are referring to some segment of their own idealogical imagination which only incites divisivness instead of unity.

But then again, what does this have to do with ratings that are polled from "sea to shining sea". Perhaps you must consider the Ted Kennedy liberals as part of the "Bible belt conservatives" ? *
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Favorite shows:
  • "Daikaizo, Gekiteki Before/After," featuring extreme house renovations
  • "Dream House," which usually features people trying to build some unusual dwelling on a very limited budget
  • "Sono toki rekishi ga ugoita," (~when history was made), covering pivotal moments in Japanese history (usually illustrated with great CG and/or archival footage)
  • "Project X," featuring the stories of how various Japanese inventions, projects and product developments (like the camcorder, instant ramen, or the "washlet" bidet toilet, e.g.) came about
  • Most any other kind of historical, archaeological, sociological, etc. documentary that NHK produces
  • "Gaia no yoru," which features people currently trying to overcome some business/marketing challenge (how to make more appealing vending machine drinks than their competitors, how to develop and sell new food items to sell at convenience stores, etc.)
  • The occasional historical drama
  • Various news shows
  • For American content, I like to browse "The Daily Show" via the video snippets on their website.

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But then again, what does this have to do with ratings that are polled from "sea to shining sea". Perhaps you must consider the Ted Kennedy liberals as part of the "Bible belt conservatives" ? *
Little secret: I find right wing talk radio to be repugnant (that is putting it as politely as I can). I still listen frequently in the car. Why? The "irritainment" keeps me awake.
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Little secret: I find right wing talk radio to be repugnant (that is putting it as politely as I can). I still listen frequently in the car. Why? The "irritainment" keeps me awake.
I guess someone needs to tell you this. You are being brainwashed into becoming a closet Republican.
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I forgot House. good stuff. Also forgot the Food channel...almost all of it.

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I watch $40 a Day on the food network.*



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Hah...Fark.com ran a "which tv food network star would you like to see lit on fire?".

Rachel Ray was slightly edged out by Bobby Flay.
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Have you ever looked at some of the stuff emeril makes on tv and said "I'm glad nobody's gonna eat that...". I saw him slap some stuff together and whip it up and dump it on a plate and said "theres no way that was actually cooked enough to not kill someone". :P
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Have you ever looked at some of the stuff emeril makes on tv and said "I'm glad nobody's gonna eat that...".* I saw him slap some stuff together and whip it up and dump it on a plate and said "theres no way that was actually cooked enough to not kill someone". :P
Funny you should say that. DW used to work at a chef school. One of her colleagues actually went to an Emeril filming and had the chance to taste the stuff he made - awful.
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My other favorite is when (any of them, pick one) says..."Now lets add about two tablespoons of oil/wine/whatever to this..." and then they pour about 2 or 3 cups in. I watched one guy say "a splash of wine..." and poured in half the bottle...
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Hah...Fark.com ran a "which tv food network star would you like to see lit on fire?".

Rachel Ray was slightly edged out by Bobby Flay.
Who gives a rip what Fark.com thinks. Rachel is just darn cute!
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