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AGE OF OBAMA: POST-APOCALYPTIC SHOWS RULE TELEVISION
breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2012 | WARNER TODD HUSTON

Posted on 10/13/2012 7:46:42 PM PDT by Snuph

Many TV commentators say you can judge the way the nation is feeling about itself and its times by looking at the sort of shows that are playing on television. They say our mood and outlook about both the present and the future can be understood through the collective programming on the TV. Well, a look at some of the popular shows now playing, or those about to debut on the boob tube, might make you wonder if TV has noticed that the country ain't feeling so great? In fact, it’s downright post-apocalyptic.

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Thought I posted this earlier but cannot find it. If It is a double post I apologize.
1 posted on 10/13/2012 7:46:45 PM PDT by Snuph
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To: Snuph

I haven’t watched a TV show since Home Improvement with Tim the Toolman. It seems everything in the 15 years is pure drek, ever since the low-brow, low-budget “reality” TV concept was invented.


2 posted on 10/13/2012 7:54:46 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Snuph

I’ve had the Walking Dead on most of the day till the Tiger/Yankee game started.


3 posted on 10/13/2012 7:55:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Snuph

Since TV became a mainstream form of entertainment, post-apocalyptic programs have been a money maker regardless the political atmosphere.


4 posted on 10/13/2012 7:59:20 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Snuph

The earlier thread you posted was pulled by Admin-Mod as author, and content not wanted at Free Republic.

The author had a bit of a clash with the proprietor of this site awhile back, and was banned, and then wrote a really nasty column about the proprietor, and the site.

This one will probably get pulled as well.


5 posted on 10/13/2012 8:06:58 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: doc1019

Only one problem...if Obama meets his objective of a post-marginalized America, all other nations will militarily jockey for position and supremacy. If you remove the US and stability then we will see loads of wars and increased probability of nuclear exchanges thereby taking entertainment into reality.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Snuph

honey-boo-boo

hometown security

Ow, my balls

no difference

(google “ow, my balls” if you dont know the reference)


7 posted on 10/13/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: cripplecreek

Walking Dead Season Premiere tomorrow night! AMC please don’t disappoint me! (Don’t kill Lori!) <~ Me hoping for this will probably mean she’ll be the first to go. :(

And the Yankees are playing like The Walking Dead. They loaded the bases three times and then the virus hit! :( <~ (Me, you maybe not so much!)


8 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Kartographer

Ping.


9 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:12 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Thanks, I was unaware Breitbart was not welcome on FR


10 posted on 10/13/2012 8:12:54 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: MacMattico

The stadium is awfully quiet for a post season game.


11 posted on 10/13/2012 8:15:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Snuph

NO, NO, NO, NO, Warner Todd Huston is not welcome at FR. Breitbart is just fine.


12 posted on 10/13/2012 8:18:20 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I see. Well thanks again I was unaware of of any problem. I will try to refrain from posting his article in the future.


13 posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:38 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: rockinqsranch

> The author had a bit of a clash with the proprietor of this site awhile back, and was banned, and then wrote a really nasty column about the proprietor, and the site.

Breitbart or the author of the article Warner Todd Huston?


14 posted on 10/13/2012 8:22:39 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jyotishi

I said “author”. Warner Todd Huston. See my post #12.


15 posted on 10/13/2012 8:30:09 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“I haven’t watched a TV show since Home Improvement with Tim the Toolman. It seems everything in the 15 years is pure drek, ever since the low-brow, low-budget “reality” TV concept was invented.”

Well, there’s still Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!
(although the latter has been leanin’ a little left lately...)

But then Vanna looks good no matter which way she leans!


16 posted on 10/13/2012 8:44:43 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: rockinqsranch

Okay, thanks.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Snuph

IB4TZ!

These shows are not new. I remember a made-for-TV movie WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? years ago about a man who took his kids camping. Then a sun flares hit and wiped out most people who turned to dust and washed away in the rains.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072400/

The father and teens are left to meet others who survived and learn to live together. The Moms are killed by the flare so they won’t get in the way of being a good story.

Another one was about a comet that does the same thing to most people leaving a few to survive, fight zombies and find a way to survive while the dead turn into dust and wash away in the rain again.
NIGHT OF THE COMET is such a film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087799/

This film is remembered for the two girls killing zombies with mac-11 submachine pistols when the younger girl makes the mention that ..”Daddy would have given us UZIs!”


18 posted on 10/13/2012 8:53:36 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Road Glide

Go to “Uncommon Knowledge” and download the podcast of Pat Sajak’s interview. It is great!


19 posted on 10/13/2012 9:09:57 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Snuph
These kid of stories have been around for a long time.

Examples:
Day of The Triffids:
I Am Legend (the early one with Vincent Price killing the zombies)
The Omega Man (A take off of the I Am Legend story):
And there are more.

20 posted on 10/13/2012 9:50:40 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: MacMattico; cripplecreek
"Walking Dead Season Premiere tomorrow night! AMC please don’t disappoint me! (Don’t kill Lori!) <~ Me hoping for this will probably mean she’ll be the first to go. :( "

Gotta disagree with you, FRiend! I'm hoping the witch becomes walker lunchmeat in the first five minutes of the show, LOL. But please, please don't kill Daryl or Herschel.

My husband and I have been rewatching the series on BluRay for the past couple of weeks; we finished up with "Beside the Dying Fire" last night. Perfect timing. :)

21 posted on 10/14/2012 9:25:41 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: StormEye
Yes, they have been around for a long time but they were always occasional.

It does seem the percentage of these kinds of shows has gone WAY up in the last couple of years.

22 posted on 10/14/2012 9:57:04 AM PDT by what's up
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To: CatherineofAragon

I like Daryl and Herschel, too!


23 posted on 10/15/2012 5:47:15 AM PDT by MacMattico
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