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And there I stood, and watched land crumble, fall, and burn

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by BigWig Will, Feb 13, 2003.


  1. Anyone hear about ABC's new show "Hottest People in America"?Its basically "Am I Hot or Not" dot com on TV.

    There's also that new show "Married by America" in which two complete strangers are brought together and married.

    It seems to me that American culture is like a guy falling off a cliff into a bottomless chasm. He just keeps on going faster and you never know how long, or how far he'll fall.

    On one hand I feel sorry for the people being on these shows. At the same time I laugh at them for being A) stupid enough to think they'll be treated kindly and with respect on national TV, and B) So pathetic that they feel the need to be on TV in the first place to validate themselves.



    Who wants a Soda?
     
  2. Edit: Changed the title to something a little bit catchier and fixed the typos and grammar thingies.
     
  3. seamus

    seamus

    Feb 8, 2001
    Jersey
    I agree, these shows are all so inane and abysmal.

    Well, if any good comes out of it, maybe people will watch less of the idiot box, and find something constructive to do with their new found time.

    Not holding my breath on that one though, I'm just really weary of most television shows these days...especially 'reality' TV.
     
  4. Chriss62

    Chriss62

    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Yeah, i think its going to be like the simpsons future episode where Fox just slowly goes to hardcore pornography. Fox sucks!:spit:
     
  5. rustyshakelford

    rustyshakelford

    Jul 9, 2002
    When Rupert Murdoch began accumulating media outlets in 1987, Ted Kennedy introduced a bill limiting media ownership within a single market (that would have only effected RM).

    Britt Hume, the Fox News anchor, provides media advice to the President and said he was responsible for swinging at least two HR elections.

    http://archive.salon.com/comics/tomo/2000/07/24/tomo/index.html
     
  6. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm eating Terra chips right now...and I just drank my last natural brew...I would LOVE a soda!
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    you know, this proves to me that there is no "can't go any lower" low when it comes to hollywood.
     
  8. my brother's on hot or not in drag. for halloween, i swear; he's not usually like this. people really thought he wa s a chick; his friends tried to convince him to hit on guys, then *reveal* himself as a guy.
    http://hotornot.com/r/?eid=KZBMO8E&key=LSV
     
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  10. Solution: Stop watching TV. Works for me.
     
  11. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    first, turn off the TV

    second, I'll take a Cola (coke, pepsi, rc... whichever you got)

    :bassist: <-- mind if I bring a friend
     
  12. What? Then what would I have to do one evenings and weekends.....and afternoons and holidays....vacations...
    Geez! I might as well just lock myself in a box for the rest of my life!

    :D

    *hands Speddling and Wrong Robot a soda of their choice*


    And Floyd, you're brother is VERY hot. Has he considered doing that full-time?
     
  13. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    *nods and grabs a pop

    THAT CHICK WAS A DUDE :confused: I gave her a 10 :D
     
  14. [takes a Dew, thanks Will]

    I seldom watch TV; I find plenty of other ways to waste my time.

    Floyd, your bro makes a disturbingly good-looking girl. He's averaging a 7 right now :eek: and what scares me is that if I hadn't known he was a guy, I probably would've rated him about that high too :eek: :eek:
     
  15. I wish to say right now that I don't watch much TV either. With the exception of comedy Central, Cartoon Network and the History Channel.

    Still, I know all my friends will be into it,and it's kind of interesting too see how into a TV show people can get. Especially Americans. I was reading about how Americans (lacking the massive history and deeply rooted cultural aspects of the rest of the world) develops attachments to consumer products. Stuff like Coke, Ford, McDonald's etc.
    I just thought that was kind of interesting...no real point to it.


    Nachos anyone?
     
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    It was a bad night...I agree.
     
  17. deadweeds

    deadweeds

    Oct 28, 2002
    Harbor Beach,MI
    took the words right out of my mouth...read a book or something...play bass
     
  18. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    With all those channels, it takes twice as long to find out, "there's nothing On!"
     
  19. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    My wife was watching the "hot" show last night. I made it about 5 minutes and left the room and got on the computer. Survivor, Big Brother, The Bachelor, and all these other "reality" shows pretty much killed TV for me. I cant stand watching any of that crap...but my wife and all her early middle age cronies love that crap. I guess thats why its on.
     
  20. DanGouge

    DanGouge

    May 25, 2000
    Canada!
    Rent the movie Network... prophetic, no?