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My Two Cents, No. 1 [Aug. 9th, 2005|11:00 pm]
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Here's some change for you, MTV.

Heavy promotion of a band that calls themselves the "Motion City Soundtrack" is not one of your better choices.

How can a band be a soundtrack? Is this "ha ha, funny, I get it, ironic" like the Electric Light Orchestra?

For that matter, my girlfriend likes their "70s House." What the fuck, MTV? I happened to flip through channels and catch that whiff. Do you find the dumbest motherfucking kids you can find in order to make every sensitive teenager feel better about themselves with some simple consolation, like knowing that no matter how many pimples you have on your face, despite flunking math, you're still smarter than they are?

Andrew, one of the dumb motherfuckers on '70s House.'

When I was a child and a teenager, TV told kids what to desire, and all that shit was adult-themed. All of my childhood was basically spent with shit on TV that wasn't speaking to me, it was telling me about adult life and all kinds of other shit that I couldn't do because I was a kid.

Today, all this fucking shit is aimed toward kids, relating to kids, featuring kids, all about kids. History is stupid, forget about everything but right now. The best shit that ever happened was yesterday, and tomorrow will top yesterday.

Or course, not all kids are dumb, but if I happen to catch some show, why do I have to see the dumbest ones? I fucking hate dumb!

Stop being fucking stupid, television! Stop it!


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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 03:23 am (UTC)


That's been lowering IQs since the late 1940s, Hollie.

I think the question which goes unanswered . . . why was my generation always skipped over in attention?

Why are the current crop of 28-year-olds always being told about some other generation, and their own generation is never really celebrated or written about with any positive assessment?

Are all those born in the late 1970s doomed to a life of being the forgotten and overlooked generation?

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 03:38 am (UTC)

Re: Good Television

Then I hate Stephen A. Smith, but damn, his show is so fucking good.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 04:05 am (UTC)

I found it somewhere online. It was the best evil monkey that I could find.
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[User Picture]From: etre
2005-08-10 04:41 am (UTC)
whats great is one of those kids is from my town/ highschool.

they dont realize how lucky they are to be in a 70s house, anyway.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 04:51 am (UTC)
If they're that concerned about not having HDTV and PS2, then maybe they should go back to their stupid lives.

Oh, but wait . . . there's stuff to be won!

I can imagine those fuckers sitting there, telling everyone they know how much it sucked being 'stuck in the 70s.'

That one girl didn't know when recent wars took place. I mean, that's pretty bad. I'd only expect an immigrant to get those things mixed up.
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[User Picture]From: fruitpunch76
2005-08-10 12:03 pm (UTC)
Need I clarify to you AGAIN that I like the concept of the show...and the game shows are hilarious......I don't care much for the people on there either........
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 02:29 pm (UTC)
I just used you to mention that I had a reason to stop and dwell on that show, given the fact that you liked whatever about it, and we did the exact same thing a handful of nights in the past, to which I responded in the way that is demonstrated above us in this post.

Words right out of my mouth have varying levels of urine.
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From: hulagalinthesky
2005-08-10 12:27 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I am often shocked at some of the shows on TV; particularly the MTV show about sweet 16s with rich debutantes speaking disrespectfully to their parents.

I do admit to liking Laguna Beach, but that's laced with fiction more than most of these other shows we are seeing.

I generally opt for Food Network or OLN instead.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 02:32 pm (UTC)

New Species of Human.

I have something to say about Orange-County-raised children who are doing well in that part of the country.

If they are successful, raised in Orange County, and are generally happy, then they are true rarities of nature. Those young adults will never find a better place in the United States to conduct their lives.

Unfortunately, Americans are notorious for poor geography and language ability, so there is little chance that such Orange County natives will ever truly leave their homeland.

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[User Picture]From: kweston
2005-08-10 12:49 pm (UTC)

Have to agree...

The whole "10-spot drop" thing only convinces me to change the channel, i'm not impressed.

And...the 70's house? Sorry not interested.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Have to agree...

It stopped interesting me when Kurt Cobain died. I realized that they were passing "The Presidents of the United States of America" or whatever band was on at the time as the same as Nirvana, and I really couldn't get with the processed, marketed, tailored, and dropped-age level that they went with in the mid-late 1990s.
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From: wlee
2005-08-10 04:30 pm (UTC)
Elequant, my friend, yet venomous. I've done a lot of thought on the topic myself (believe me I couldn't agree more /w your take on MTV and its effects), but I've come to see that the tv news (mainstream, FOX News, MSNBC, CNN, etc.) tends to make people stupid and complacent also.

It's a hard line of thought to follow sometimes, but I can't stand to watch the tv news for more than a min without praying for mass genocide.

The news in Europe is defintely different than over here to say the least.

MTV has the most brainless evil corporate fucks known to man working on their exuctive board, granted. Bands are now soundtracks. Dear god. Where is Bill Hicks when you need him.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2005-08-10 05:28 pm (UTC)
Well, the BBC and NPR carry the style of news that should be applied by all institutions. They often dissect a report and consider all sides of the report, going for the logic behind the sentiments expressed, rather than hitting with emotions.

Most news operate with a heavy devotion to the sales. It's obvious that the organizations like CNN and Fox, MSNBC and CBS, ABC and the like need money to operate. It's a difficult situation to present educated and multiple viewpoints on a subject, but really, still capture the ratings and ad dollars associated with them.

What I find funny, on a similar note, are the advertisements from businesses on the internet.

There would be great money to the wealthy and organized companies who come out with a bona-fide tracking system that rates just how powerful a web page can be for exposure.

What I'm talking about . . . let's say Joe's Shitass Freelance News Agency Website stays afloat with ads. What his 'agency' is, in reality . . . a glorified blog which often regurgitates Associated Press reports, plus his own Shitass Freelance Two Cents.

Hey, it works for the recognized media, right?

Well, Joe's Shitass Agency gets maybe 400 hits from legitimate IP addresses each month.

Take CNN. I have no idea what their main page gets in terms of unique hits, minus all the repeat hits from news junkies that hit the main page 40 times a day.

Let's say CNN gets 1,500,000 legitimate unique hits a week.

Who's got better ad exposure? In this case, CNN, of course.

Well then, why the fuck is a company like Intel interested in advertising with Joe's Shitass?

My point is that I see an awful lot of ad-supported woodwork websites that feature big-time companies in their banners and other ad styles. What a waste of money for those poor businesses!

A company that came out with a dynamic traffic tracker with information sold specifically to businesses for the cheap would help them market themselves on the right websites.

I'd welcome this option. It wouldn't be intrusive . . . if someone hit the site, the site would capture any and all data on that IP address, plain and simple. All they really need are small sampling collections, anyway. They can do the rest with statistics to simulate the entire body of people, much like they do with the political polls.

That would do away with the need to install cookies, since every computer is supposed to have a unique IP, I believe. It's like a telephone number or a street address, in theory.

It's a long oblivion into this tangent, but kudos to you if you got this far.
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