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Discussion in 'News' started by Ckit, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Ckit

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    tv

    Discussion started by Ckit - Dec 3, 2004

    is it morally bad or good?
    what does it contribute to the human experiecne and what does it take away?
    im stuck on an essay.
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Dec 3, 2004

    it takes away your soul.
    diabolical.
     
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    metallix - Replied Dec 3, 2004

    oh man...you have room to write about anything from the entire political perspective here.

    example:

    A) harmless
    B) harmfull
    C) kill your tv

    :D
     
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    Ckit - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    sorry for this thread. ive talked to a wide variety of people who have stirred up some thought. it was just hard getting to the harmless point of view when im a kill your television kind of guy. thanks anyway for the input.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    I'm going to make this thread happen. (by ranting)

    The best thing I ever did was annex my TV.
    The TV has it's own room and is NOT in the living room.
    Sure this is similar to most midwest suburban houses where
    the living room is reserved for special functions and the kids
    have to go to the basement to watch TV, but I swear it's way
    better than that. Now my tv-junkie roomate will sit in that room
    and leave the rest of the place to me. Annex your TV.

    When I have guests over I can tell a lot about them by their
    immediate reaction to my not having a TV in plain sight. Some
    people look totally uncomfortable as if they just dont know what
    life is like without a TV buzzing away in the room. Other people
    will do the oposite and just seem way more comfortable without
    having to fight a TV for the attention of the room. Really....
    Not having a TV as the centerpiece of your house changes everything.

    The flicker of a TV screen is soothing to the eyes and that's why
    it's so hard not to look at one when it's on. Putting a TV in a room
    will kill that room for any other purpose. I really think people are
    just so dependent on nosie in this era of hyperactivity that they
    cant just sit in silence and relax. The TV is the answer.

    Televison IS the drug of the nation.
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    ^i've been after that song for months.
     
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    there should be a new pbs. the Porn broadcasting network....and it should be free, just like the old PBS. and no crappy 70's porn with hairy muffs. and they should hand out pudding cups to everyone who watches it...just send people out into the cities of america with boxes of that shit...door to fucking door, if you have the new pbs on, you get pudding cups...if you don't, you get a hammer to the knee cap.

    seriously, i think television has its benefits. it's not something that should be left on constantly, though. i still an't get over going to some peoples houses and seeing a tv in every fucking room...even bathrooms....kitchens(the last great escape has be taken away)....everywhere....why?

    anyhow, i'm really pissed about discovery and tlc changing their formats to all these home and garden type shows.
     
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    <KEY3> - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    what?

    Discover is now 90% motorcycles and 10% sharkweek.
    Even A&E is getting into some sleaze programming.
    I want my Poirot mysterys!!!
     
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    Ckit - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    no poirot mysteries??!?!? the world is truely ending.
     
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  10. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 4, 2004

    Hercules...

    Anyway, i rarely watch TV..i mean, i watch dvd's and football matches for the most part..sometimes when i work i just keep music channels playing mute. I like the light that comes from a tv
     
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    Yes the dumbing down and watering down has even affected the last bastions of intelligentsia on television.
     
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    casekonly - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    *Your brainwave activity is constantly shifting and changing during the day and night. Virtually every form of mental and physical activity will cause changes in this activity. Abrupt, unexpected noises or other events will quickly alter your brainwave patterns. Even watching TV can dramatically alter brainwave activity in an undirected manner.


    "The 'Mulholland' experiment in the early 70's wired ten kids to
    electroencephalograph (EEG) machines (which measure brain wave activity)
    and sat them down in front of their chosen favourite programmes. He
    expected to see plenty of fast beta waves, which would indicate that they
    were actively responding to something (as is produced when reading or
    during conservation); instead all he could find were the slower alpha
    waves of the kind found when a person is in a coma or put in a trance
    where the subject is not interacting with the outside world at all."
    More than providing us with an analysis which links the dumbing down of
    the working class and its children by these electronic drug dealers, TEST
    CARD F also hammers away at the notion, popular among a semi-conscious
    left, that if it can somehow manipulate its collective mug in front of
    the TV camera, it'll be able to sway an otherwise torpid proletariat to
    vigorous anti-capitalist activity. Nothing could be further from the
    truth, according to TEST CARD F's authors. When was the last time you
    seized the moment after watching something on TV, short of breaking out
    your credit card to help the Mobil Corporation sponsor "Masterpiece
    Theatre" on the so-called Public Broadcasting System? To attempt to
    create a show for the televendors is to fall into the trap of becoming
    mere court jesters of capital as opposed to its grave diggers. Much of
    the left wastes its time mired in schemes from community access
    television, to parade monitoring at anti-war marches in vain attempts to
    gain respectability and their own "market share". In reality, they
    become more fertilizer for the latest spin on the opiate of the people.
    Instead of being concerned about how to get on television and then going
    home to watch to see whether one has made the 11 o'clock newscasts, the
    authors suggest that it would be more effective to engage in the class
    struggle any which way you can without regard to how or even whether it
    will play in the televised images being beamed to the comatose of Peoria.
    As the authors point out, "All news coverage is encoded to enforce the
    myth that we live in a society where the bond that unites the worker and
    the boss is an (sic) national economic interest, stronger than the divide
    between labour and capital." Thus, the working class is
    reduced to the wanking class in front of the boob-tube.
     
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    dkab - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    you might wonder if the internet is much better
     
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    BROWNer - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    it is better.
    tv's function is to sell things..products, ideas, emotions, people, sex, morals..
    the internet is more of a free for all library at home..without the atrocious onslaught of advertising..but..i'm sure there is an argument for the pitfalls of
    internet browsing.
     
  15. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 5, 2004

    The only problem i see with the internet is the same with everything you have control over. When you have to make all desicions theres not much space for surprise..like, coming home drunk at 4 am open the tv and just to an awesome movie you never knew about.
    wait..the biggest problem with the internet is that you're being monitored but that another story.

    Anyway, i have pay tv at home so i exclusively watch a) movies with no ads inbetween and b) discovery unsober channel