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  • Ban the Boob Tube not Guns

    04/01/2018 12:01:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/01/18 | Dave Merrick
    Mark my words ... If the left ever gets another foothold in our land (and I believe they may) we will NEVER see our liberties or safety ever again On the peaceful drive home from Santa Fe, going the back way up through the San Luis Valley to Colorado Springs, I caught an AM radio program that was wafting in and out from some town in the southwestern United States. The sun was setting. I was alone on the highway. And the saged prairies dotted with dark juniper cedar trees were rolling by in front of high mountains covered in...
  • German Woman, Dead Six Months ... Found in Front of TV

    03/26/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Reuters
    German woman, dead six months, found in front of TV BERLIN (Reuters) - The corpse of a 66-year-old German woman who died more than six months ago was found in her apartment, in front of a television set that was still on, the Frankfurter Neue Presse newspaper reported on Tuesday. The woman, in the town of Oberursel near Frankfurt, died of natural causes in a nightgown while watching TV. There was a program guide from September nearby, the newspaper said, describing the body as "partially mummified". Police said residents in the 30-apartment block had noticed an unpleasant smell in the...
  • Cancel All Reality-TV Shows : They’re boring, unfunny, and across-the-board lame.

    12/21/2013 7:26:47 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 111 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/21/2013 | Betsy Woodruff
    Enter Duck Dynasty, a magically lucrative institution that simultaneously 1) is a reality show and 2) features conservative Christians. It was a money-printing machine for A&E until — who could have predicted? — one of its redneck stars did something one may have expected a redneck to do and our nation faced its greatest peril since, say, the Cold War. Has Western civilization ever confronted such an existential imperilment as the suspension of man-on-man-sex-eschewing Phil Robertson? A pretty big sector of the Internet submits that it has not. There are perfectly understandable reasons to be upset about Robertson’s suspension. But...
  • (Hollyweird) ‘Two and a Half Men’ Swaps Angus T. Jones with Lesbian Character

    07/15/2013 7:21:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    ‘Two and a Half Men’ swaps Angus T. Jones with lesbian character “Two and a Half Men” is about to become “Two Men and a Gay Woman.” Partly as a replacement for Angus T. Jones — whose screen time will be sharply cut after he publicly bashed the show as “filth” last year — CBS’ hit sitcom is going to add a recurring and possibly permanent lesbian character named Jenny. She’s the 21-year-old illegitimate daughter of the late Charlie Harper, who was played by Charlie Sheen, who himself was booted from the show after tangling with his bosses. The role...
  • Eric Schmidt: television is 'already over'(The death of TV)

    05/03/2013 11:33:48 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/2/2013 | The Telegraph
    Speaking at a gathering of digital advertisers in New York City last night, Mr Schmidt refused to forecast when internet video would displace television, instead declaring: "That's already happened." "It's not a replacement for something that we know," he added. "It's a new thing that we have to think about, to program, to curate and build new platforms." YouTube recently surpassed the milestone of a billion unique users a month. Only the Google search engine and social network Facebook are frequented more often by those browsing the internet worldwide. However, the video site lags behind traditional television in the UK,...
  • Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows

    11/14/2010 12:25:09 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 92 replies · 1+ views
    TV Squad ^ | November 10, 2010 | Chris Hamick
    Republicans Love 'Modern Family,' Democrats Favor 'Dexter,' New Study Shows by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 10th 2010 10:45AM 'Modern Family,' a seemingly liberal show about a blended family -- with a gay couple and adopted kids -- is among the favorites of Republicans. Say what? According to a new study by Experian Simmons, Republicans favor many of TV's biggest hits such as 'Modern Family,' 'American Idol' and 'Dancing With the Stars.' On the Democrat side, TV favorites include cable shows like 'Dexter' and 'Mad Men.' "The big shows with mass appeal tend to have above-average scores from Democrats and Republicans...
  • Kris Allen wins

    05/20/2009 7:24:51 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 158 replies · 5,041+ views
    May 20, 2009 | vanity
    Does anyone else think Kris Allen, who was very good won American Idol over Adam Lambert who was great because Red Staters siad "No!" to Lmabert for reasons other than talent? Lambert is the best ever on the show, but I think he was denied because Red State America has had "enough." I hope I'm wrong, just thinking out loud.
  • Has Reality TV Hit Rock Bottom?

    06/24/2008 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Renfield · 72 replies · 475+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6-19-08 | Sheila Marikar
    Maybe you thought reality TV hit the lowest of the low when "Fear Factor" contestants devoured cockroaches, or when gold diggers paraded their wares in hopes of marrying a millionaire, or when Tila Tequila got a second shot at "love" with 10 guys and 10 girls. Those shows look like "Masterpiece Theater" compared to what's coming. Take, for instance, "Hurl," an eating-and-regurgitating competition in which contestants gorge themselves on everything from chicken pot pies to peanut butter sandwiches, then get strapped into spinning contraptions -- whoever vomits last wins....
  • Exclusive: MENSA Chair Picks The 10 Smartest TV Shows Of All Time

    02/15/2008 2:39:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 494+ views
    Fancast ^ | February 13, 2008
    With television writers – presumably the brains of the whole operation – going back to work after their four-month strike, it seemed like the perfect question to ask: What are the smartest TV series of all time? Star Trek? Hill St. Blues? Taxi? West Wing? Boy Meets World? Fancast posed the question to Jim Werdell, Chairman of MENSA International, the worldwide organization for “people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2 % of the population.” In addition to a soaring intellect, the 63-year-old retired Northern California government official enjoys his TV. Werdell keeps his set...
  • NEW 'KID NATION' PROBE

    08/28/2007 7:40:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies · 455+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2007 | Post staff writer
    NEW 'KID NATION' PROBE By Post staff writer August 28, 2007 -- ONE of the TV industry's biggest unions is launch ing its own investigation of the controversial CBS reality series "Kid Nation." The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists says it wants to find out if any of its rules were broken during the filming of the show in New Mexico. "Kid Nation" - which features 40 kids ages 8-15 who inhabit their own small town without parental supervision - has come under scrutiny recently because of allegations that some of the kids were injured during production and...
  • Boob Tube — Decency and the Emmy's

    08/31/2006 8:20:15 PM PDT · by Coleus · 37 replies · 1,489+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | 08.31.06 | Madame X
    Today’s topic is a tad delicate, so let’s back into it gently. Last Sunday I found the Emmy Awards in progress in the living room, and sat down to take a look. I was mildly pleased to find them moving along more briskly than in days of yore, and mildly amused at the Bob Newhart subplot (for most of you who were not watching, he was supposedly imprisoned in a Plexiglas cube with only three hours’ worth of air to encourage winners to keep their acceptance speeches short). I found the Dick Clark retrospective mildly touching, and the Aaron Spelling...
  • Switch off TV and switch on your memory

    08/28/2006 9:32:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 158+ views
    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Turning off the television, picking up a crossword and eating more fish could be the key to a better memory, an Australian survey has found. Results of the on-line survey of almost 30,000 people, conducted as part of Australia's science week, also found people who read fiction had better memories than those who don't, while heavy drinkers found it more difficult to recall names. But neuro-psychologist Nancy Pachana said television was not necessarily bad for memory, with wider health and diet and an active lifestyle more crucial to a good memory. "Your memory is dependent on good...
  • The OFFICIAL weekly "24" Season 5 Live Thread-2

    04/24/2006 12:30:28 PM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 4,985 replies · 80,027+ views
    FOX 24 ^ | 4-24-06 | Jack Bauer
  • The OFFICIAL weekly "24" Season 5 Live thread!

    01/12/2006 7:03:24 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 12,896 replies · 188,124+ views
    FOX 24 ^ | 1-15-06 | Jack Bauer
  • Your Brain: Use it or Lose it

    02/08/2006 8:08:20 AM PST · by laney · 12 replies · 304+ views
    CBN News ^ | Feb 7th, 2006 | Gallon Totteroth
    Brain cells are like muscles – you need to use them or you will lose them. And the brain is like a car -- if you give it good fuel, it will run better and longer. Some children may be spending too much time watching television. Scientists are finding that kids who watch lots of TV are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life. Experts find one reason is that much of TV is too passive and does not stimulate the brain. When an activity does not challenge the brain, nerve cells are more prone to disease. Scientists...
  • TV NETWORKS TO MERGE (UPN & WB TO BECOME ONE NETWORK)

    01/24/2006 8:39:18 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies · 1,069+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Two small, struggling television networks, UPN and WB, will merge to form a new network called The CW, executives from them companies that own them said Tuesday. The announcement was made by executives from CBS Corp., which owns UPN, and Warner Bros., a unit of Time Warner Inc., which owns WB. Both UPN and WB had struggled to compete against larger rivals in the broadcast TV business, including Walt Disney Co.'s ABC, News Corp.'s Fox and CBS Corp.'s CBS.
  • Pamela Anderson Takes Aim at KFC

    01/13/2006 4:48:50 AM PST · by buckeyesrule · 52 replies · 4,215+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 13, 2006 | ROGER ALFORD
    Pamela Anderson Takes Aim at KFC By ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer FRANKFORT, Ky. — Pamela Anderson is leading a charge to remove a bust of KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders from the state Capitol. The actress called the Kentucky native's likeness "a monument to cruelty" to chickens in a statement issued by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the animal rights group. The statement did little to ruffle feathers in Gov. Ernie Fletcher's office. "Colonel Sanders was one of Kentucky's most distinguished citizens, a great entrepreneur and a fine charitable man of faith, and he certainly has a...
  • The Letterman Meltdown (Ingraham)

    01/05/2006 9:09:48 PM PST · by Choose Ye This Day · 159 replies · 5,752+ views
    Laura Ingraham E-blast ^ | January 5, 2006 | Laura Ingraham
    The Letterman Meltdown CBS's Late Show host David Letterman is supposed to be funny. He makes more than $20 million a year because he is funny. His Top Ten List is a brand unto itself. He was endearing when he did bits like his old Stupid Pet Tricks. I laughed when he ribbed Oprah and Uma. But on Tuesday night's show, he acquitted himself as just another unhinged member of the liberal entertainment mafia when he interviewed Fox New Channel's Bill O'Reilly. Even before O'Reilly walked on stage, Letterman acted like a spoiled brat when he used a pencil to...
  • Even Jesus might not forgive 'Book of Daniel'

    01/04/2006 2:58:52 PM PST · by laney · 35 replies · 1,150+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Jan 3rd, 2006
    There's a temptation to praise "The Book of Daniel" because it is a skillfully produced family drama about an Episcopal minister and his family and it comes along just as WB Network's "7th Heaven" reaches the end of its long run. In the premiere, Rev. Daniel Webster (Aidan Quinn) sermonizes that we should forgive ourselves if we give in to temptation, but I'm not going to do it. Give in, that is. I'm going to call this a well-intentioned drama with a few comedic quirks but without depth or greater purpose. When it comes to troubles, Daniel's sacramental cup runneth...
  • ABC Pushes Anti-Catholic "Pope Joan" Tale

    12/28/2005 10:48:42 AM PST · by infoguy · 208 replies · 3,813+ views
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 28 December 2005 | Dave Pierre
    Check out the promotional ad for this Thursday evening's (December 29, 2005) episode of ABC's Primetime. The promo is for the story, "On the Trail of Pope Joan" (audiotape on file; emphasis mine): "Diane Sawyer takes you on the trail of a passionate mystery. Just as intriguing as The Da Vinci Code. Chasing down centuries-old clues hidden even inside the Vatican. Could a woman disguised as a man have been Pope? Thursday night. One astonishing Primetime." It doesn't get much uglier than this, folks. Quite simply, there was never a female pope, or "Pope Joan." The tale is a complete...