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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: I am so sorry but I had to make another subject. Reply with quote

I do hate TV. How many channels do you have?

As a statement of mine, I do love movies. I could dribble about which and what and so on, but TV really are bad for education. Sofa, sex, chicken-clubs...aaaah. ad nauseum.
I do hate being in limbo like this. TV is central to my behaviour. Before, I had a meaningf....ok I had a purpose to get up...oh I hate this what value do I have in this universe-kind of thing, no matters..Who threw that stone!! Noone shall do it before anyone saying jehovah!

Finally, I do hate TV as it forms us to be less than more.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody call the men in white coats.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure I've got them on speed dial but the system is overburdened. patrix_neo must first prove he is a harm to himself or others before they'll even bother showing up.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Somebody call the men in white coats.


He is swedish, and it was friday! No white coats needed! :lol:

Back to the topic, I threw away TV (well, gave it to my parents) back in 2001.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Somebody call the men in white coats.


He is swedish, and it was friday! No white coats needed! :lol:

Back to the topic, I threw away TV (well, gave it to my parents) back in 2001.


got my first tv at I think 21 or 22. Donated it to goodwill a week later.

WTF do those things show, because it's not entertainment.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a handful. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX & 5 channels of PBS (1 of which almost always has subtitles).

I'd love to have ala carte cable or satellite, but I'm not paying a ridiculous price for something I don't use.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just a handful. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX & 5 channels of PBS (1 of which almost always has subtitles).

I'd love to have ala carte cable or satellite, but I'm not paying a ridiculous price for something I don't use.


subtitles are good. I got's me ADD or something and with subtitles I can multitask easier. having to divert too much attention irritates me to no end


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subtitles suck. I'd rather read a book.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Subtitles suck. I'd rather read a book.


just don't read the book then see the movie. big mistake

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My TV is connected only to my home network (using Boxee Box).
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno. I've got 50 something channels. If it wasn't for the live sport (rugby, f1, cricket sometimes), I would probably cancel it, and just have my ps3 connected, and probably just buy the occasional box set.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have no reception since the aerial mast blew down about three years ago. Since I never watched broadcast television it has stayed down. I got sick of commercials anyway, which take up almost a third of every hour now.

I now get my television from scene sources and if I like a show I will get the season on dvd/blu-ray. Same with movies.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Somebody call the men in white coats.
The chefs? Good idea, I'm hungry :3
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pjp wrote:
Subtitles suck. I'd rather read a book.


just don't read the book then see the movie. big mistake

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wrong. It is the only good way. First the book. Let your imagination run. Live it. Build your own framework.

Then the film - how was it done by others.

Film first, then book? No imagination, no interpretation, no nothing. You could save the time and not read it. Does not matter anymore.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
NotQuiteSane wrote:
pjp wrote:
Subtitles suck. I'd rather read a book.


just don't read the book then see the movie. big mistake

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wrong. It is the only good way. First the book. Let your imagination run. Live it. Build your own framework.

Then the film - how was it done by others.

Film first, then book? No imagination, no interpretation, no nothing. You could save the time and not read it. Does not matter anymore.
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If a movie is coming out and I've considered wanting to read the book, I read the book. IMO, it isn't very easy to enjoy the book after having seen the movie. You know what's going to happen. The reverse is easier for me. I'm only investing ~2hrs of time, and the movie is an adaptation. I'm more than capable of enjoying the movie after having read the book. For me, the reverse kills the reading experience.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NotQuiteSane wrote:
pjp wrote:
Subtitles suck. I'd rather read a book.


just don't read the book then see the movie. big mistake

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wrong. It is the only good way. First the book. Let your imagination run. Live it. Build your own framework.

Then the film - how was it done by others.

Film first, then book? No imagination, no interpretation, no nothing. You could save the time and not read it. Does not matter anymore.


If I knew of the book beforehand I would never consider watching the movie first. But almost every movie I've seen after reading the book was terrible. I remember being so excited to see StarShip Troopers, then actually demanding a refund after walking out on it.

The only exception I've personally experienced are the Narnia films. There is much missing, but they didn't add anything or make changes from the books (other than removing sub-plots)

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The only exception I've personally experienced are the Narnia films. There is much missing, but they didn't add anything or make changes from the books (other than removing sub-plots)
really? I'd remembered the books to be a lot less preachy? Then again it had been a while since I'd read the books. But I really couldn't bring myself to watch anything but the first Narnia movie.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NotQuiteSane wrote:
The only exception I've personally experienced are the Narnia films. There is much missing, but they didn't add anything or make changes from the books (other than removing sub-plots)
I haven't read those, but the movie (1st) was mediocre. Maybe a little better than that, but not much. I thought the Harry Potter series was adapted well. Several of Stephen King's works have been adapted well. LOTR was better than the books (which were pretty bad). Those are just the most obvious at the moment.

I personally evaluate the movie separately, knowing it is impossible to make an equivalent.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get cable or anything, but I do get Netflix.

As for books/movies, I still say Forrest Gump is the greatest of all movie adaptations. They cut the far out stuff and what they added wasn't out of place at all. It was pleasant.
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nomilieu wrote:
I don't get cable or anything, but I do get Netflix.

As for books/movies, I still say Forrest Gump is the greatest of all movie adaptations. They cut the far out stuff and what they added wasn't out of place at all. It was pleasant.

Yes, Tom Hanks plays a great retard.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, Tom Hanks plays a great retard.

Once, I told a guy that he looked like Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump. Seeing that he was obviously offended, I had to explain that I was complimenting him on being very clean cut. (He was buzzed and wearing a tucked polo, and did look rather much like Hanks.) Although he then seemed satisfied that I really was complimenting him, I learned the lesson never to compare anyone to a handicapped person or character. :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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As for books/movies, I still say Forrest Gump is the greatest of all movie adaptations.
Glad I didn't waste the time reading the book :D
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: Re: I am so sorry but I had to make another subject. Reply with quote

patrix_neo wrote:
I do hate TV. How many channels do you have?


Too many, and yet too few.


I have too many channels of Hillbilly Handfishing, Rap, Interior Designer competitions, obvious and boring sitcoms, trash pickers, "real" housewives, handegg, and Obama fluffer media. What I lack is more quality TV, like Breaking Bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@patrix_neo .. have you had too much Monty Python? :)

No TV also, in UK we have to pay a license fee, £140 a year, do you in other countries?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No TV also, in UK we have to pay a license fee, £140 a year, do you in other countries?

What, you don't get basic channels for free?
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