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April 12, 2011 | Doc Savage

Posted on 04/12/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by Doc Savage

Having watched approximately a trillion TV shows in my life, please, no more:

Lions eating zebras

Insects of the Amazon

Crocodiles eating anything

Black holes

Guys logging trees

Guys wasting their lives playing gold miner in Alaska

Guys fishing for crab

Guys fishing for swordfish

Guys who train dogs

Guys who pretend to survive in the wilderness with their film crew and make-up artist

Wolves eating buffalos

Wolves eating elk

Wolves eating other wolves. Enough. I get it. They're hungry!

NCIS LA, NCIS Terre Haute, NCIS Mars...you get the picture.

Any of the 3 billion Law and Order programs still out their in reruns

Any program appearing on MSNBC ever!

Sharks eating anything and anyone

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Charmed (Man does that show blow!)

College Lacross

High school anything

Dharma and Gregg

The New Adventures of some hag called old Christine

Guys restoring another junker

Guys pawning junk

Homo Dougie Hauser playing a hetero love stud

Ok, I've got a million more they should never allow on TV again, but I'm sure you've either fallen asleep reading this or are currently screaming at your monitor...NO MORE VANITIES! I'm done ranting. Feel free to add any others you particularly can't stand to watch.


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1 posted on 04/12/2011 7:58:35 PM PDT by Doc Savage
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To: Doc Savage

I cancelled my television over a year and a half ago. I watch movies on netflix if I feel like plopping.


2 posted on 04/12/2011 8:00:46 PM PDT by Huck (This running things, kid. It ain't all gravy.)
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To: Doc Savage

Hey doc, look at this.

Is this toe fungus?


3 posted on 04/12/2011 8:01:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Doc Savage
My TVs been on the blink or decades.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 8:03:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Doc Savage

billy bob smith, the multimillionaire preacher who shouts DON’T MAKE ME HOLLER, DON’T MAKE ME SHOUT, JUST TURN THEM POCKETS INSIDE OUT and I like quiet, folding money, not those darned clanking coins!!!!


5 posted on 04/12/2011 8:05:41 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Doc Savage

I don’t own a TV.

TV sucks out your brain and turns you into placid, docile livestock.


6 posted on 04/12/2011 8:05:49 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Doc Savage

I love TV. TV is the central focal point of my house. The TV is like a shrine. My family watches as much TV as possible and we can even watch while we eat dinner. There are TVs in the bedrooms. Our lives revolve around TV. We get hundreds of channels, so there is always something to watch.


7 posted on 04/12/2011 8:06:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Frantzie

TV lovers (( ping )).


8 posted on 04/12/2011 8:07:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Doc Savage

Not to mention all the nature programs obsessed with animal sexual habits. Real housewives of anywhere and Hollywood stars lives.


9 posted on 04/12/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: Doc Savage

10 posted on 04/12/2011 8:07:15 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (it is time to repent)
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To: Doc Savage

For a short time there was a cable station that played the old westerns I loved as kid. My favorite was the Rifleman and this station carried the show. It was so nice to watch these moral stories unfold about a boy and his father. The station disappeared not too long ago, and now there is nothing but dull “reality” type shows that you have already enumerated.


11 posted on 04/12/2011 8:08:06 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: Doc Savage

Want to watch a great comedy series?

Corner Gas (Canadian TV)

Was on for 6 years - all the episodes are on youtube.
Good stuff

http://www.youtube.com/user/cornergastvshow

(someone here posted a thread about this show and I’m officially hooked!)


12 posted on 04/12/2011 8:10:18 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Doc Savage
On TLC there were the imaginative trends of:
13 posted on 04/12/2011 8:11:04 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Doc Savage

You don’t like Hoarders? That show has had the best influence on me. I have cleaned out closets and cabinets and drawers. It has worked wonders on my house. I decided I did NOT want to be thought of as a hoarder if I should pass suddenly.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 8:11:29 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Doc Savage

I ditched the TV long ago.

Continue to gaze at the flickering light, at your peril.


15 posted on 04/12/2011 8:13:25 PM PDT by logitech
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To: Doc Savage

FWIW, iTunes has some pretty cool shows and I’ve gotten kind of addicted to it. No commercials and watch them whenever I want. They’ve got the original Star Trek with the REAL Captain (William Shatner) in best of collections for 99¢ each, remastered. I also found the old 1961 Boris Karloff show, “Thriller” on there, which I hadn’t seen since it originally aired. If I could ween my family off cable, you could build a heck of a collection for what cable costs. Throw in Netflix and Hulu, and with the internet, you’ve got everything you could ever want for entertainment.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 8:14:50 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: Doc Savage

No more

Women’s Curling
MASH
Men, Women, Other Luge
Andy Griffith
Poker
Oprah
Dr Phil
Weather Channel talking about global warming
Pampered Yuppies buying houses, bleating about their craving for stainless steel appliances
Stuff about nasty fish swimming in murky rivers

Want
Horseracing
Stuff about sasquatch
Foreign tv. Yes, other countries make good tv.
Horseracing
Old American tv series. (Men Into Space, Man and the Challenge—there is a lot still in the vault)
Horseracing


17 posted on 04/12/2011 8:15:13 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Doc Savage

Does your television not have a POWER switch? Geez.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 8:15:31 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Doc Savage

It sound like you need more channels. Have you tried any of the cooking channels? I would guess with all the channels out there you could find A Richard Simmons exercise show translated into Japanese.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 8:17:50 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: Doc Savage
You could... turn it off?
20 posted on 04/12/2011 8:18:29 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: libertarian27

Corner gas was good.

I wanted to be Lacy’s man.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 8:18:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Doc Savage

Leave Dharma and Greg alone. At least it included conservatives, and it treated them decently. I’ll never forget how one conservative gal on the show tried to pronounce Dharma’s name: duh-harr-muh.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 8:19:15 PM PDT by Vision Thing (He has a white house, and he wants to paint it black.)
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To: Doc Savage

Dysfunctional family building choppers.


23 posted on 04/12/2011 8:20:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: Doc Savage

“The Good Wife” is very good, well-written and paced with a good plot.

“Chicago Code” shows some potential.

And check out “MI-5”, an excellent British spy series. It’s being shown here on Saturday nites on (surprisingly) PBS.

All this stuff you can also get on DVD or Netflix, I think. There is a ton of crap out there, but also some good stuff.


24 posted on 04/12/2011 8:20:59 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: sueuprising

Speaking of old western series.

I could never understand why the coward carried that broken sword around all the time. If it were me, I’d chuck it in the nearest river so the locals wouldn’t try to run me out of town all the time.


25 posted on 04/12/2011 8:21:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Doc Savage

People on a five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out....

Wait, that one is still OK


26 posted on 04/12/2011 8:22:33 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (0BAMAC0RN)
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To: Doc Savage

Would you watch a TV show of Tea Partiers eating Rinos?


27 posted on 04/12/2011 8:22:35 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: libertarian27

But its so flat there!


28 posted on 04/12/2011 8:23:01 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

There used to be mountains over there juttin up all majestic.


29 posted on 04/12/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Doc Savage

The shows you listed are the only alternatives one has to pure, unadulterated filth and obscenity. With nothing else to break up reading and work, I endure them. They beat watching ditzy hens cackling about nothing too.
If I ever find myself watchng “The View” I’ll know it’s time to cash it in.


30 posted on 04/12/2011 8:29:13 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Aleya2Fairlie

My wife and I find some escape at Turner Classic Movies.


31 posted on 04/12/2011 8:32:11 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: sueuprising

I have Direct TV and the Rifleman comes on every afternoon along with Daniel Boone and Green Acres. It is WHT....World Harvest Television. I have to admit to occasionally watching Green Acres. OK, so it’s not deep and thought provoking but with the complexities of life today it is refreshingly simple.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 8:38:29 PM PDT by TXLady
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To: clintonh8r

“My wife and I find some escape at Turner Classic Movies.”

Yes, I like those too! I think we’re fast approaching the time when movies with real scenery and panoramic views will be a thing of the past. It’s increasingly common that everything in the background of the newer movies is computer generated and has nothing to do with reality. In comparison, even the old movies are striking in their color and vibrancy.


33 posted on 04/12/2011 8:40:39 PM PDT by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Doc Savage

Vampire anything

I was thinking to myself just yesterday that I’m crazy as all get out for paying good money for the crap on tv these days.


34 posted on 04/12/2011 8:45:38 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Doc Savage

I have to agree with you.


35 posted on 04/12/2011 8:48:30 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: clintonh8r
Dysfunctional family building choppers.

Oddly enough, I find it therapeutic.

36 posted on 04/12/2011 8:48:30 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Doc Savage

They could stop with the water works too. The other night my wife and I were flipping through the channels and on virtually every channel someone was crying about something. Good God, dry it up already.


37 posted on 04/12/2011 8:49:52 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Huck

I like Fox.


38 posted on 04/12/2011 8:50:08 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: Ditter

Whenever I get sick I clean up before I go to bed because I always think, “this is where they’ll find the body.”


39 posted on 04/12/2011 8:54:32 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Doc Savage

Why not just unplug the TV?


40 posted on 04/12/2011 8:54:32 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Doc Savage

I have four TVs and Direct TV, which I love.
My question to those of you who have thrown your TV over a cliff is...what do you do in your free time, ie the evenings? Read, twiddle your thumbs, listen to classical music? I don’t get it.


41 posted on 04/12/2011 8:54:58 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Trump/West 2012)
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To: Doc Savage

Will & Grace

Ahhhhhhhh!

Dharma was kinda hot, though.


42 posted on 04/12/2011 8:56:45 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Doc Savage
whew ! no komodo dragons on the list
43 posted on 04/12/2011 9:04:59 PM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Doc Savage

The most obnoxious, Bridezillas. No more family shows like the Kordashians who are only in it to make a buck with their unusually large butts. No more young girls dressing like whores and punks who act tough. No more couple shows “I am in love” for the money. This is not entertainment. It is embarrassment.

And please, ID Investigative Discovery, please do not cheat the viewer by recycling old stories into what you call new stories. We are sure there is enough crime out there to not be redundant. However, I do like “Nothing Personal” because of the host who has a real wit.


44 posted on 04/12/2011 9:05:07 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mountain Mary

Ever hear of the internet? *snicker*

I haven’t tossed the tv yet but I spend tons of time on this site reading the news - instead of watching the news.

If I want to find a TV show or movie that I want to watch instead of what the cable channels decide I should watch -I can usually find them on the internet - instantly.

I really should toss the tv.....


45 posted on 04/12/2011 9:07:17 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: martin_fierro

Little chocolateering ice road trucking axe men who’ve seen ghosts, aliens, bigfoot and signs of the coming 2012 apocalypse.

Did I get them all?

LOL!


46 posted on 04/12/2011 9:08:59 PM PDT by Califreak (You can't go swimming in a baseball pool)
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To: sueuprising

Have you checked Hulu?


47 posted on 04/12/2011 9:14:39 PM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: libertarian27

Yeah, the Internet..me too, of course.
I just always wonder about families that don’t have TV. It brings up an image of Amish people quilting or playing cards by the fire. :-)
I guess I like the distraction, but only watch certain shows. I’m tiring of Fox news, my go to station, since they upped the Lib quota. Watched DWTS tonight, which I am embarrassed to say is addicting for me.
Off to listen to the Great One now as I drift off to sleep. AHHHhhhh...
Interesting that you can find so much good stuff on the Internet, L27.


48 posted on 04/12/2011 9:17:55 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Trump/West 2012)
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To: freekitty

The Kardashians, which I happened to watch this past weekend for reasons unbeknowst to me, is so depressing. After wasting two hours of my life in their mindless, materialistic reality show world, I felt the need to get out and walk/run with my dog to rid myself of the hangover like effect of viewing them.


49 posted on 04/12/2011 9:22:18 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Trump/West 2012)
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To: canuck_conservative

I really like NCIS - have watched one after another on the NCIS Marathon that USA channel has.

Love The Good Wife despite their snarky comments about conservatives. I also like Castle for some strange reason. And can’t wait for Mad Men to start up again, Burn Notice, Fairly Legal.

There are some good shows but few of them on the regular stations.


50 posted on 04/12/2011 9:40:23 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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