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#158613 04/18/06 11:05 AM You *do* come from NC, don't you: I think, by 'life-saving emergency services', fong was referring to EMS not Polizei
#158614 04/18/06 04:11 PM bel: Thank you, can always use a little suport
But in order to placate my conscience I nonetheless crack a book during the commercial
eta: I hate the laugh tracks too, even when they're live
#158615 04/18/06 11:36 PM Oooo, ya, laugh tracks. I think they've been using the same one since 1967. Ugh.
Hmmmm, that reminds me...didn't somebody once mention here that there was a specific yell that was used by movie-makers over and over again - as a tribute to the original person who created them. I think the the Lord of the Ring series was mentioned at the time.
I have to admit that I generally always have a book open while listening to T.V. Drives Hubby coo-coo puffs (allo ASp ) since something will come on and I'll say, "nope, this is a rerun" and he always wonders how I could possibly remember since I was reading or doing a crossword puzzle at the time. [shrugging-shoulders-e]
#158616 04/19/06 12:53 AM I don't like TV. I don't think it's an exciting medium. I don't think the way it is used is good for political or other discourse. I don't find it entertaining or relaxing. I find it depressing and torporfying. It's okay with me if other people like it. But I wish it wasn't foisted on me in every conceivable public place. And I don't think that makes me a snob.
#158617 04/19/06 02:01 PM insel: I feel that way about elevator and the telephone music on hold, not to mention your neighbors' relentless boom-box
Also the Christian religion, pushed at you implacably from all quarters and every direction
#158618 04/19/06 03:16 PM re: Also the Christian religion, pushed at you implacably from all quarters and every direction
Oh say a little prayer--of thanks!-- its not just christians who prostalitize.. I hate any who go about telling me their religious beliefs are the ones i need to save myself.
(christians are not the only ones who do it--perhaps in your neighborhood, they are, but not mine!)
#158619 04/22/06 10:02 PM Helen: Of course; but Christian promoters seem to predominate
#158620 04/23/06 12:07 AM I wasnít calling you a snob Insel. I hope you did not think so, and do apologize if I made you feel that.
Itís perfectly fine to dislike television, just like it is fine to dislike elevator music or rap or butterscotch pudding or tap dancing or, anything, really. And most people accept the fact that somebody else may not like butterscotch pudding or tap or rap or the Girl from Ipanima, but for some reason, it is all too common that those who do not like television, look down on those who do.
#158621 04/23/06 12:20 AM nuh~uh, on two counts bel. First, I despise the medium of television - I don't presume to offer an opinion on the tastes of those who think otherwise, but I reserve the right to give a clearly argued account of why I think it has low cultural value. Second, your argument is only really convincing if you are prepared to argue that there is no difference in value between any two cultural artefacts - "rap is as good as Mozart"; this is a deconstructionist post-modern doctrine that personally I find both laghable and logically self-defeating.
#158622 04/23/06 12:26 AM likes and quality are two very different animals. I'm with mav.
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