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Forum topic by DKV posted 01-13-2014 06:57 PM 1969 views 0 times favorited 138 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2014 06:57 PM

I sometimes wonder about the mental level of Americans. When a show like The Walking Dead is in the top ratings and a thought provoking show like Rubicon is cancelled where are we? It seems like the most predictable comedies and reality shows are the food for the American brain. Even the “serious” shows seem to require throwing in the silly one liners that first graders do not consider funny. I worry about us.

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 07:26 PM

We get a lot of comedies here in the uk from the USA,and there are a lot of them really which are very bad I mean terrible crap. What I call nepetistic Jewish junk.It’s the same old crap over and over.Really bad jokes bad story lines and every one waits till someone finishes there line before adding their unfunny answer bad timing.I cannot stand them but when you get nepetism in show business as the money is so good you get loads of people coming out of the woodwork,repeating the same old guff,again and again Oh for something new,we get it here time after time, with continuous piped in supposed audience laughter when nothing is funny.Don’t get me started as I am really the joke as I pay for this crap. Alistair

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 07:35 PM

Nepotistic Jewish junk?? Are you for real? This is a woodworking forum, not a bigotry forum.

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 07:39 PM

Scotsman, unfortunately here in the US you have to pay for the packaged crap to get the few shows that are worth watching. Except for sports I do not watch ABC, NBC, CBS, or FOX. Those networks are the primary crap producers. Although, I don’t suppose crap production would be fiscally responsible if people didn’t watch. They will continue to produce crap as long as mentally dehanced Americans keep watching.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 07:41 PM

fuzz, please go away from this thread if the truth hurts or offends. Thank you…

edit: I do have to say fuzz you have some nice projects. :-)

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 07:48 PM

C’mon… top show was breaking bad! Cancer patient running a Drug/Meth empire!

Have to agree a bit with fuzz though…. it is disconcerting that somehow poor quality TV programming from Hollywood is a to be blamed on the Jews…. that is pretty messed up and bigoted.

Nepotism is no big surprise anywhere really – - – but beware folks out chanting it must be the evil Jews.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 07:58 PM

DrDirt, I have two thoughts concerning our Jewish bretheren and I have stated one of my thoughts in a previous post.
1. Generally speaking they are the smartest, most intelligent people in the world proven over and over.
2. They control what we watch whether movies or tv. Good or bad I cannot say. I do know there is a heap of mental junk out there.
Just my thoughts.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#7 posted 01-13-2014 08:03 PM

I like the walking dead because it doesn’t insult my intelligence like Rubicon. It’s not pretentious and it’s not trying to be something it isn’t meant to be. It’s mindless fun with good character development, enough plot predictability to keep you tuned in, but not thrown through loops week after week – and a pretty cool story behind it.

Rubicon reminded me why I hate tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists.

Also of note, The walking dead is the only TV show I watch. I’d rather read or do something creative.

Edit – also to emphasize the Jewish point – I have some friends in “the biz”. It’s 100% true. Everyone calling the shots as to what entertains your eyes, ears, or both is Jewish. Not that it’s a good thing or a bad thing; but that is a fact.

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#8 posted 01-13-2014 09:21 PM

I guess no one else watches tv. Oh well…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#9 posted 01-13-2014 09:26 PM

About the only thing that I watch are the cooking shows, Not triple D but quality. Also nature and science. The rest to me is just plain junk.

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#10 posted 01-13-2014 09:31 PM

Judging from some of the garbage labeled ‘entertainment’, I am afraid we have a growing sub-culture of coprophiliac‎s.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 01-13-2014 09:32 PM

madts, you don’t watch Homeland? My, my…

edit: thedane, scat lovers :-)

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#12 posted 01-13-2014 09:36 PM

I think people aren’t admitting to being hooked on Duck Dynasty – and having and Uncle Si bobblehead on their desks.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#13 posted 01-13-2014 09:38 PM

Ya all know reality tv is not real reality. I guess it should be called staged reality…

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#14 posted 01-13-2014 09:54 PM

Many successful “American” shows are remakes of British TV.
The Office,
Top Gear,
All in the Family,
Sanford and Son,
Who wants to be a Millionaire, (I think its British).

Reality TV took off during a writers strike. But you have to be
very naive to think a show like “Survivor” is not scripted. I can’t
see a network pouring millions of dollars into production w/o
a plan for the “drama”.

BJ

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#15 posted 01-13-2014 09:55 PM

I like Duck Dynasty and I know its not real. It is entertaining. I watch some shows to learn and some to entertain me. Not many entertaining shows left anymore.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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