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BS: TV is irritating

05 Jul 07 - 07:54 AM (#2094592)
Subject: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

I was just watching a program on the history channel, and as is so often the case, I get really irritated when a narrator makes glaring mistakes. This guy was talking about Africa, and he stated that Cameroon is in EAST Africa! Anyone with eyse can see that it is in WEST Africa.
A while back another geographically challenged narrator stated that Portland Maine was in Southeastern Maine.

They consistently mis pronounce Arctic and antarctic.
Does this bug anyone besides me?


05 Jul 07 - 08:04 AM (#2094596)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Paco Rabanne

"At this moment in time" always gets me. What other sort of moment is there? News reporters always talk about "people rebuilding their shattered lives" Whenever anything unusual happens.

When Boscastle got flooded a reporter asked an old bloke who had had his house flooded "if he could ever re-build his life?" and the old bloke answered - "What? I'm not that soft"


05 Jul 07 - 08:53 AM (#2094618)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Dave Hanson

Most TV is shite, our local BBC news programme, Look North, kept telling us last night that Kate Rusby would be singing, they actually broadcast twenty seconds of her.

eric


05 Jul 07 - 09:24 AM (#2094634)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: wysiwyg

Does this bug anyone besides me?

Yes, especially considering how many people think documentaries are careful history that they can count on as knowledge.

My current beef with that channel is the dogfight program that makes what looks like a kids' video game out of vets' memories. For "dramatic effect."

~S~


05 Jul 07 - 09:31 AM (#2094645)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: JeremyC

I find scotch tape and superglue, with a pair of tweezers, to be the best tools for rebuilding my life when it shatters.

Nah, just kidding. That would be alcohol, actually.


05 Jul 07 - 09:47 AM (#2094653)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Rapparee

Really? Irritating? I never ever would have thought that. I thought everyone on TV was intelligent and if they didn't know something they looked it up. Kendall, are SURE that Cameroon isn't in East Africa? I thought it was somewhere in South America, and when I looked it up on the Internet I found out I was right.

At the same site I learned about the 47 states in the US, that Poland is part of Switzerland, that bananas are grown around Bethel, Alaska, and that London is the capital of Tajikistan. It all must be true, because it's on the Internet.

TV wouldn't get things wrong. I've known that from childhood and Walt Disney's show on lemmings.

People who write books wouldn't lie, either.

Like Tom Paxton wrote,

"I believe I do
I believe it's true
I believe exactly what they tell me to,
I believe I do
I believe it's true
I'm a simple guy, I believe."


05 Jul 07 - 09:48 AM (#2094654)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: George Papavgeris

I am there with you all the way, Kendall. My favourite pet hate is the way the once-excellent main news programmes on BBC & ITV have begun to dumb down, using eye-catching slo-fast-slo techniques or made-up footage of irrelevant things based on literal interpretation of the text being read. Like we need to have everything illustrated otherwise we won't get the point.

But then, since not that long ago, my role model has become Victor Meldrew (jaqui can explain). So some of my/our grumpiness, irritability, finickiness and general dissatisfaction is definitely age-induced.

Though we're right anyway. We know we are. Of course.


05 Jul 07 - 10:03 AM (#2094664)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST,grumpy

"favourite pet hate" ? I thought a "pet" hate (if the desription should be used at all) IS a favourite.

"dumb down" ?? Now that's one of *my* pet hates :-)


05 Jul 07 - 10:10 AM (#2094670)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Paco Rabanne

Another really, really, really irritating thing that has crept into BBC and ITV news reports is the old man/young woman teams of newsreaders who read a line EACH of a news item. Then they walk around the bloody studio STILL reading a line EACH.


05 Jul 07 - 10:10 AM (#2094671)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Stilly River Sage

I haven't watched the history channel sorts of programs for ages because I find the use of "live actors" to be very distracting and not at all helpful. Give me the old talking heads any day, please! I know perfectly well that 10 years from now those people are going to look "out of fashion" even though they were put in supposedly period pieces and their haircuts and body piercings hidden. Do they think I can't imagine what it is a historian is describing, or that I am less entertained if I'm looking at a medieval illustration (and I personally like the technique of the close-up shot of a painting or illustration that slowly backs away or pans across the page). I look at those video reenactments and often times seems the people don't really look like the right size or ethnicity or other features of the time they're supposed to represent (hairy, dirty, bloody, emaciated. . . )

SRS


05 Jul 07 - 10:14 AM (#2094675)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: wysiwyg

I thought everyone on TV was intelligent and if they didn't know something they looked it up.

[giggle]

Yes, and thanks to today's instantaneous-gratification trends, Hardi and I have been discussing for several months now that the younger set don't just believe the internet, and TV programs.... they also give every indication that they believe commercials. Especially the ones from the drug companies. Those are becoming a source of do-it-yourself diagnosis and treatment planning.

That's ONE way to solve Social Security.

~Susan


05 Jul 07 - 10:33 AM (#2094687)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Folkiedave

Never owned a TV since I left home in 1961.

And as one of my students once said - "Does that mean you don't have a video either?"

Best regards,

Dave


05 Jul 07 - 10:37 AM (#2094688)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: SINSULL

Portland, Maine IS in the southeastern part of Maine.
SINS, directionally challenged and confused.


05 Jul 07 - 11:13 AM (#2094723)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: wysiwyg

Sorry, Sins, can't take your word for it-- you're on the internet. :~)

~S~


05 Jul 07 - 11:29 AM (#2094737)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: MaineDog

TV bugs me wo much that I never watch it. I' sort of glad to hear that I haven't missed anything lately.

MD


05 Jul 07 - 11:31 AM (#2094742)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: John J

One of my bitches: on commercial TV, when Pt2 of a programme starts, half of the has to be repeated - just in case our limited memory span can't stretch to remembering what we were watching 3 minutes ago!

I could go on. And on...

JJ


05 Jul 07 - 12:01 PM (#2094773)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: George Papavgeris

Paco Rabanne, I disagree with you about the old man/young woman teams of newsreaders. It gives me hope...


05 Jul 07 - 12:51 PM (#2094813)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Liz the Squeak

I find the use of "live actors" - what, as opposed to dead ones?

But I agree... using actors to portray period costume or a particular historical character and getting it wrong bugs me no end.

Like having Shakespear speak with an 'Esschurry' accent, or Beethoven going 'what?'

LTS


05 Jul 07 - 12:59 PM (#2094820)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Little Hawk

Any TV can be simply adjusted to improve the quality of programming by 100%.

Just strike it a heavy blow dead center with an ax, a crowbar, or a big sledgehammer.

Or use a shotgun on it. Aim at the picture tube. Equally effective.


05 Jul 07 - 01:18 PM (#2094841)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Ebbie

Not on national television but the other day an Anchorage, Alaska, newsreader reported on 'wind' farms. Pronounced to rhyme with 'mind'.


05 Jul 07 - 01:20 PM (#2094842)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Becca72

Eastport is in Eastern Maine. Portland is in Southeastern Maine. Wells is in Southwestern Maine...

I'm with ya on this one, Sins.


05 Jul 07 - 01:24 PM (#2094847)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Becca72

'scuse me...didn't mean Wells, I meant the Berwicks are in Southwestern Maine


05 Jul 07 - 01:29 PM (#2094850)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: gnu

I watch comedy (all types) and news and interviews (like Larry King, if the guest has a brain) only. And, except for the news, on tape, never live.


05 Jul 07 - 01:48 PM (#2094868)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: RangerSteve

During the first World Trade Center attack, back in the '90's, a news anchor from a New York City station announced there was a special phone number set up for people wanting to get info on family members working in the building. "That number is 437-404. Again, the number is 437-404. I'll repeat that number, 437-404." Apparently, he had neber made a phone call himself. (In case you're from outside North America, there are seven digits in a phone number).

In Philadelphia, the mandatory Cute Couple who anchor an early morning news show have a segment where you send in pictures of your one year old child on his/her birthday and they show them, around 630am. I understand mispronouncing some of the more exotic first names and foreign last names, but when "Katie Jones" comes out as "Katty Jo-Nez" or "Riley" comes out as "Rill - Eye", I have to wonder what qualifications, if any, there are for being a news anchor.


05 Jul 07 - 01:59 PM (#2094876)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Little Hawk

You have to have good hair...


05 Jul 07 - 02:09 PM (#2094878)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Bee-dubya-ell

Not anything to do with TV specifically ('cause I don't watch it so I can't comment) but one I hear on the radio often enough that it has to be on TV is "going forward". I take it that when people use the term they mean going forward in time. Well, have I missed the invention of something that allows one to go backward in time? Is it possible to go any way other than forward? Wouldn't "as time progresses" convey the same meaning without making the speaker sound like he just finished a crash course in the latest version of business newspeak?


05 Jul 07 - 02:31 PM (#2094888)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: SINSULL

Eastport is Downeast.


05 Jul 07 - 02:32 PM (#2094889)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: treewind

...so don't watch TV.

Anahata


05 Jul 07 - 02:33 PM (#2094890)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST,petr

the other day on some local news from Ontario, they had short
story about a kid finding a mammoth tooth on the beach or something
and the female news anchor started off by saying - heres one for the archaelogists and then proceeded with the story..

at the end of the story the other news announcer corrected her, saying
'anthropolgists'

ok how stupid are we..


05 Jul 07 - 02:35 PM (#2094895)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Sorry, that was me without my cookie.

Sinsull, Becca72, I'll buy you each a globe for Christmas. Eastport is in South EASTERN maine. Portland is in South WESTERN maine. The shape of the state is decieving.


05 Jul 07 - 03:05 PM (#2094925)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Jeri

Kendall, it's not in south western Maine. If it were, you could stay in Maine on the same latitude and go east. If you tried that, you'd fall off of Maine and be swimmin' wit da lobstas.

Portland may be in the western half of Maine, but when you add the latitude, the south in, it's southeastern Maine.


05 Jul 07 - 03:07 PM (#2094926)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Becca72

Thank you, Jeri. That was my thinkin', too. East of Portland is ocean so counting the landmass of Maine, Portland is southeast


05 Jul 07 - 04:53 PM (#2095028)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Bill D

Rita just cleared it up...Portland is on the East coast in the SouthWest quarter of Maine.

(William James tells the story of several men out camping when they saw a squirrel on a tree. They tried to get a better look, but the squirrel kept moving to keep the tree between himself and the men, so they fell to arguing whether they were walking "around" the squirrel or not, since the squirrel was always facing them.

One man (the Philosopher)came in late and told them simply that there IS no absolute answer, but it simple depended on a decision to adopt a common definition. If you all decide to mean by "around", being first to the north of the squirrel, then to the other directions, then the answer is yes, you were going around the squirrel (that is, the tree was the referent). If, however, you mean getting to the place you can see the squirrel's back, then the answer is 'no'. That sort of answer is a Pragmatic solution.


05 Jul 07 - 04:59 PM (#2095032)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Little Hawk

Excellent. The philosopher had it right. It sort of points up the silliness of arguing about such things, doesn't it?


05 Jul 07 - 05:08 PM (#2095038)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

TV is too easy of a target.   You can just as easily be irritated by radio, books, magazines, newspapers and the altercockers who sit at the counter of the local diner giving their history of the world. I can also show you piles of CD's and LP's with liner notes with "facts" that were pulled right out of the authors ass.

People make mistakes - television is created by people. You can get bent out of shape when someone mispronounces a word or uses bad grammar, but what is the big deal? Life goes on, with our without our whining.

I have worked in television and I know many people who make their living through it. I find it offensive when the industry is labeled as problematic. Most people I know really do care to get their facts right and offer something that people can learn from AND be entertained. It is not all crap.

I also find it amusing when people say they no longer own a television. Do they also boast about not reading a newspaper or reading a magazine?    Ideas and information come at us from all angles and if we can't trust ourselves to make judgements, perhaps isolation is the best bet.


05 Jul 07 - 05:35 PM (#2095057)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Liz the Squeak

But the REAL Portland is on the south west coast... east of Portland is Lulworth and west of Portland is The Lizard! You can try going south, but you'll hit France before you hit anything else!

LTS


05 Jul 07 - 07:18 PM (#2095128)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: gnu

Looks to me as about nearly as Sou'west as you can get on a map. Argue all you want, but, look at the map.


05 Jul 07 - 07:33 PM (#2095138)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Lay a compass on a map with the needle pointing to Madawaska, the most Northern point in Maine. Eastport Maine is in the southEAST section of Maine, and Portland is in the southWEST section.
Remember that the state is tilted toward the west.
Landlubbers shouldn't argue with old sailors.


05 Jul 07 - 07:35 PM (#2095140)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Better yet, picture this: You are in Fort Kent Maine, and you want to get to Eastport. In what direction do you head?


05 Jul 07 - 07:38 PM (#2095144)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: catspaw49

I'm irritated by Ron Olesko.

Actually, I'm not. But Ron, after reading your post it had to said! LOL...sorry (;<))

Spaw


05 Jul 07 - 07:43 PM (#2095146)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Peace

"Better yest, picture this: You are in Fort Kent Maine, and you want to get to Eastport. In what direction do you head? "

Easy. First ya get to Welshpool and then go WNW from there.


05 Jul 07 - 07:59 PM (#2095164)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Peace

OPTIMIST: The glass is half full.
PESSIMIST: The glass is half empty.
ENGINEER: The glass is the wrong size.


05 Jul 07 - 08:08 PM (#2095171)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Jeri

Hey Kendall - I got it! Most flat maps have been smooshed and aren't realistic representations of a round world. Hopefully, this will work. If you divide Maine up into quadrants, Portland's in the southwest one.

But although Portland is in the southwest of Maine, if you travel east, the ocean is where you'll be.


05 Jul 07 - 08:39 PM (#2095187)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

It's okay Spaw, I irritate myself as well!! :)


05 Jul 07 - 09:27 PM (#2095210)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

So, don't travel east. Travel southeast from Fort Kent Maine, wind up in Eastport.


05 Jul 07 - 09:30 PM (#2095215)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Sinsull, I wish the whole mudcat clan could see the humor in you arguing directions!


05 Jul 07 - 09:35 PM (#2095221)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: katlaughing

Well count me irritated, too, Ron!**bg**

katsupportedbyRog'stvwagesforovertwenty-fiveyears&counting


05 Jul 07 - 11:21 PM (#2095271)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Seamus Kennedy

Kendall, thanks for that information.
I'm going to be performing in Fort Kent, ME later in the year, and I was wondering how I'd get theah from heah and back again.
Now I know.
Ya gotta love the 'Cat.

Seamus


06 Jul 07 - 04:26 AM (#2095411)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Liz the Squeak

Ron - I'd happily boast about not reading a magazine (well, a certain type of magazine) if anyone I knew would be remotely interested... they all WANT to know what Jade Goody has done, where Paris Hilton is sleeping tonight (and with what) or who's had more botox done...

I can proudly say I have never EVER bought a copy of 'OK' magazine. I relish the fact that I've never seen a copy of 'Playboy' (although I understand it usually has a couple of good articles) and I wouldn't be caught dead with 'Hello'!

There.. does that make you feel better?

If you want, I can honestly say that I've spent as much time this week reading, as I have watching TV. The advantage with a book is, if I fall asleep before the end of it, I can pick it up and read it again. Bereft of 'repeat ad nauseam TV' (Terrestrial and digital only), I'll have to wait for weeks until the CSI I fell asleep to last night is repeated.

LTS


06 Jul 07 - 05:14 AM (#2095437)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Folkiedave

I also find it amusing when people say they no longer own a television. Do they also boast about not reading a newspaper or reading a magazine?

It doesn't work like that unfortunately Ron.

Whenever I announce to people that I don't own a TV (in response to conversations the begin "Did you see.......last night.......) the response is invariably "but there are some good programmes about ......on.

Unfortunately these programmes are not the ones that get the ratings; the programmes with the best ratings are invariably soaps and other "entertainment" programmes and not "informative" programmes. In the UK it's East Enders and Coronations St.

First of all I get most of my information from the radio - the pictures are much better.

Secondly I also buy a decent newspaper (as opposed to a red top as we call them).

I have seen American TV (ugh) and Spanish TV (even ugher).

Now again I don't know how it is in the States but when I was at work I used to hear people say all he time "There's nothing on the TV tonight" all the time.

So I don't bother having one. And never have.

And I post on Mudcat of course :-).


06 Jul 07 - 05:32 AM (#2095445)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Dazbo

What bugs me (and I must be getting like my mother) is the need in news/documentaries etc to have background music on through everything. Can't we just listen to some one talking?


06 Jul 07 - 05:52 AM (#2095453)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Right on Dazbo!
I like the history channel, and the Discovery channel, BUT, they always have to have that witless droning and pounding so loud it drives me away.


06 Jul 07 - 09:42 AM (#2095593)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

"Unfortunately these programmes are not the ones that get the ratings; the programmes with the best ratings are invariably soaps and other "entertainment" programmes and not "informative" programmes."

Dave- everyone has different tastes. While you may look down your nose at certain programs (just as I do), it doesn't mean that television is void of good material to watch - some of it just purely for entertainment value.

It does work that way with magazines and books too. As Liz pointed out, there are plenty of magazines that I would not want to read (I find nothing wrong with Playboy however). There are some trashy books as well. Based on the premise of the thread and your own declaration, it would then be okay to say "Libraries are irritating".

You pick and choose. If you don't want to watch TV, that is fine. If you don't want to read a book, that is fine. I'm not going to pass judgement on people for their personal taste, but I do find it irritating when blanket statements are made.

Perhaps I would not have been so cranky if the thread was "What irritates me on TV". That is a whole different spin.


06 Jul 07 - 10:14 AM (#2095620)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Becca72

"Better yet, picture this: You are in Fort Kent Maine, and you want to get to Eastport. In what direction do you head?"

And what if you're starting out in Portland? Or Jackman?


06 Jul 07 - 11:03 AM (#2095644)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Folkiedave

I also find it amusing when people say they no longer own a television. Do they also boast about not reading a newspaper or reading a magazine?    Ideas and information come at us from all angles and if we can't trust ourselves to make judgements, perhaps isolation is the best bet

Ron this was the quote. No I don't boast about etc.......Nor do I "boast" about not having a TV. I mention it in discussion.

And I repeat much of the TV watched (especially in the US and even more so in Spain) is not informative so missing it out is hardly a problem.

I do believe that I am as well informed as anyone else and I do listen to the radio - mainly speech based programmes here in the UK, and I do read newspapers etc.

I trust my judgement implicitly on what information I receive.

Of course people can watch what they like. I never suggested otherwise.


06 Jul 07 - 11:12 AM (#2095649)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko

Information is not the only reason people watch TV. Entertainment is an important factor in our lives. Everyone has different tastes.

As to whether someone is boasting or adding to discussion, that is a decision the reader makes - just as a viewer or listener decides on what they are getting from TV or radio.


06 Jul 07 - 11:35 AM (#2095666)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

Becca72, if you are in Jackman, you head southeast. If you are in Portland, you head Northeast.
Where you start from is irrelevent. Eastport is still in the southEAST section of Maine, and Portland is in the southWEST section of Maine.


06 Jul 07 - 11:36 AM (#2095667)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: SINSULL

I wondered how long it would take for someone (read: Kendall) to comment on my sense of direction. Look at a map. Coming from NYC Portland is in the southern end of Maine on the east coast of the US.


06 Jul 07 - 11:57 AM (#2095680)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Jeri

...and so Portland Oregon is east of Portland Maine if you you travel east far enough, and Maine is in the south - if you travel from Alaska.


06 Jul 07 - 12:14 PM (#2095695)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST,petr

and if you go eastward (or southeastward) on the Panama canal
you will be going from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean.


06 Jul 07 - 02:55 PM (#2095812)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Becca72

I made the comment about where you start from based on your comment about leaving Fort Kent. Everything is south from Fort Kent.


06 Jul 07 - 04:11 PM (#2095860)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: kendall

It's a good thing none of you were with Columbus.

It doesn't matter where you are coming from!


06 Jul 07 - 04:31 PM (#2095874)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST, Eb

Yep. From Alaska, Maine really is downeast.


06 Jul 07 - 05:19 PM (#2095907)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: katlaughing

All of that is all Out East from Colorado.:-)


07 Jul 07 - 02:47 PM (#2096474)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Mickey191

The news lead-in on the 4th of July (almost all stations) was the annual hotdog eating event. Disgusting to see grown people shoving tube steaks down their throats. The site would gag a maggot.

Today's stories on two babies left to die in heated cars was heartbreaking. One baby was forgotten for 5 hours by his Grandmother. The baby's photo album showed a laughing, beautiful child. The reporter followed with: "Yeah, that happens alot this time of year!"   Like she was talking about a dead flea.


07 Jul 07 - 03:08 PM (#2096480)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Little Hawk

"the annual hotdog eating event" - Disgusting to watch, if you're human. Absolutely inspiring to watch, if you're a dog, and even better to participate in. Much better.


07 Jul 07 - 03:15 PM (#2096483)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Peace

"So" he asked, "what part of the dog did YOU get?"


08 Jul 07 - 10:03 AM (#2096950)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST,leeneia

So far, the comments about irritating TV have referred to the content of a show - what it was about,what people said.

I find content irritating, but I find the medium itself irritating, It doesn't matter what's on - I hate the flickering and the kind of sound they have. To see what I mean, listen to TV and pretend it's not language, it's pure sound. Notice the droning, the squawking, the explosions, the sing-sing commentary?

Aargh! Haven't had a TV since 1958.


08 Jul 07 - 10:31 AM (#2096979)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: Donuel

leenia, the new HD lcd tvs no longer flicker.
In fact some of the new 3 layer tv's have the look of virtual 3D with the clarity of hyper realistic photography.

but

The factual mistakes on TV are breathtaking. LITERALLY


08 Jul 07 - 04:08 PM (#2097184)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: GUEST,leeneia

That's interesting, Donuel. I'll check out the new TV's when I get the chance.

I see enough TV in airports, etc, to know that I'm not interested in having one in the house, however.

Tell me, what is it about a TV that draws people's eyes to it, even though they don't wish to watch? To me, it's rather like a page turning in a book.

I didn't mention that another thing I find innately irritating about TV is that often things move much too fast. For example, I was having a beer in the corner bar when a commercial came on that showed the surface of the earth, then something zipping out of it towards me at colossal speed. I found it so disconcerting that I turned my chair away from the screen. Not a good way to get a product sold, is it?

I do agree with everyone that there is plenty of irritating content. I am appalled at the cold-hearted comment about the death of the two babies.


08 Jul 07 - 07:12 PM (#2097288)
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
From: RangerSteve

Another gripe I have is with the cooking shows. I like to watch them, but too often they come up with ingredients that don't exist here in the remote areas. (Remote meaning not New York City). Today's exotic ingredient was Kafir Lime leaves. Apparently, it's necessary for the dish, or it will explade or taste like shit or something. Some of these chefs would probably die if they had to leave the big city and eat like normal people.