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Shock: Liberals Watching More TV

Really? I would never have guessed. They merely spend all fucking day yapping about it. Once respected "news" organizations pump out hourly updates on whatever Seth Meyers said last night.

Remember in the Bush years, where the liberal safe-space-seekers (though we hadn't heard of "safe spaces" at the time) retreated into an alternate reality called the West Wing Cinematic Universe, in which the country was led by Jed Bartlett?

I hate to say this, but surely the leftists are already chattering about it: It's time for a West Wing reboot. Maybe darker, edgier this time.

For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On

They're turning it back on? When the hell did they ever turn it off? All through the age of Obama we never stopped hearing about their precious shows.

They've written Bibles on Lena Dunham alone.

It was major news every time the former resident of the United States got to see Homeland or Game of Thrones early.


There is a new safe space for liberals in the age of President Trump: the television set.

This isn't new. It's a return to Oz.

...

Traditional television, a medium considered so last century, has watched audiences drift away for the better part of a decade. Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....


[V]iewers ar opting for television’s mass gathering spots, seeking the kind of shared experience that can validate and reassure.

...

You know how I keep calling TV the Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray?

Check this out:

In some ways, television is the last mass medium that Americans turn to en masse in uncertain times. "It is a place where we congregate," said Martin Kaplan, director of the Norman Lear Center for media and society at the University of Southern California. "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will be all right."

Yup, it's a substitute church, with lame Seth Meyers clapter jokes subbing in for quotes from the ancients.

Have you heard of The Americans? Maybe some of you watch it. I know the Acela Corridor Crew watches it, because they tweet about it a lot.

Anyway, Nikki Haley just said she was binge-watching it.

A New York Times reporter decides that if someone says something about TV, it must be important news:


But if Nikki Haley's watching of The Americans says something about Trump's pro-Russian sympathies, what does this say?


So, whatever. Television shows are the only reality reporters care to report on.

This isn't directly related, but: Nice journolizming, guys.


Posted by: Ace at 02:17 PM




Comments

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1 You know, I have not even hooked up my TV since I moved to the new place?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:09 PM (R7+kO)

2 Ace, must have got a lot of sleep last night.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:09 PM (8ikIW)

3 OT willowed

==

http://tinyurl.com/wnv

HAND OF SOROS: Lawmakers push Tillerson to investigate US funding of billionaire's political meddling
=====


*fapfapfap fapfapfapfapfap fapfapfapfapfapfapfap*

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (Q5kE6)

4 I also dispute the use of Lena Dunham in the same sentence as 'Bible'. Except maybe the book of Revelations. Rough beast and all that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (R7+kO)

5 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and
be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will
be all right."

What a weak-minded, small and petty man you must be.

$50 says his wife cheats on him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (rF0hx)

6 They're retreating to their new "safe space".

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (S2VsH)

7 Watch me run the country every Saturday night, fellow libtards.

Posted by: Fake President Alec Baldwin at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (VndSC)

8 Off fat lesbian sock

Posted by: Rusty Nail at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (S2VsH)

9 Rubio, just ain't jiggy with it.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (8ikIW)

10 Conservatives now only watch TV as oppo research, since the entire medium is a cesspool of liberal bias and commie memes.

Posted by: zombie at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (DQ4Fv)

11 Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....


Have they tried prunes?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (SRKgf)

12 You know how I keep calling TV the Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray?

Cathode Ray? Dude, that is so old-tech.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (qmspf)

13 Because loving hip hop means you have to love presidential assassinations, right?

What fucking planet are these people from?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (GX63o)

14

Videodrome

Posted by: Brian O'Blivion at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (IqV8l)

15 One reason I'm a Conservative, besides wanting those damn kids off my lawn, is that I don't watch TV. Haven't had cable since 2003 or thereabouts.

I don't miss it at all.

I do have movies, though. Lots of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (SeIbs)

16 More TV watching, binge flapjack consumption, more lib gun purchases, opioid use explosion...I'm going long on Red in stock.

Posted by: Under Fire at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (nN3W/)

17 They've written Bibles on Lena Dunham alone.

-------


Ace..... a word please.

Posted by: Yawah at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (8XRCm)

18 Tom Wilkinson in the background does not approve.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (hqZPQ)

19 $50 says his wife cheats on him.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM

$100 says he knows and approves.

Posted by: Paolo at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (S2VsH)

20 I'm so old, I remember when slow-jamming the news was cool.

Posted by: Roy at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (VndSC)

21 You know who else watched the Americans?




Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (Q5kE6)

22 11 Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....

"Surging back". Is that anything like "powering through"?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (qmspf)

23 How is Homeland this season? I decided I'd had enough of it.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (OwdyX)

24 Remember when Eggy Muffy said Trump was gonna die in prison?

Posted by: Max Power at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (q177U)

25 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and
be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will
be all right."

What a weak-minded, small and petty man you must be.

$50 says his wife cheats on him.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (rF0hx)

Wait, does he even have a hearth? Seems kind of odd for an eco-weenie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (R7+kO)

26 The last day I watched TV news was 9/12/2001.

Haven't missed it one bit.

Posted by: zombie at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (DQ4Fv)

27 I'll bet they're just waiting for us to do another video.
Just waiting
Waiting
Waiting for us
For us
To do another video
Another video
Video

Posted by: Washed Up Stars of the 80's and 90's at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (qJhUV)

28 Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray

I attend every Friday night.
We use pizza and beer for communion.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (8ikIW)

29 It was almost ten years ago that this was news:

"Rasmussen Reports found that about one-third of Americans under the age of 40 believe that shows like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are replacing "traditional" news outlets. "

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (/f1mm)

30 "Surging back". Is that anything like "powering through"?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004


More like nevertheless persisting

Posted by: Roy at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (VndSC)

31 Red in stock= defib stock

Posted by: Under Fire at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (nN3W/)

32 The tweet this morning from a member of the press corpse who couldn't understand the difference between income and net worth aptly illustrated what privileged dullards Our Betters are.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (oVJmc)

33 So, ol' Binyamin is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times.

He seems nice.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (ul9CR)

34 11
Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....

Have they tried prunes?


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (SRKgf)

I tried catharsis once. It left me anxious and cheated.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (GX63o)

35 5 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and
be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will
be all right."
What a weak-minded, small and petty man you must be.
$50 says his wife cheats on him.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (rF0hx)



I say nothing.

Posted by: Paolo at March 15, 2017 02:14 PM (SRKgf)

36 You know who else watched the Americans?

------

NSA, TSA, FBI, CIA, BATFE ???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 15, 2017 02:15 PM (8XRCm)

37 If only Videodrome were real, we could turn these zombies against themselves.

How's the Medici line coming along, and can they be repurposed?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 02:15 PM (1CroS)

38 I'm shocked that uncertain liberals are gathering in mass "seeking validation".

That doesn't sound like them. Not at all.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:15 PM (OwdyX)

39 28 Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray

I attend every Friday night.
We use pizza and beer for communion.
Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (8ikIW)

I had something sacrilegious about transubstantiating it into crap and farts, but that would be wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:15 PM (R7+kO)

40 So worthy of mocking,yet I can't come up with anything.I'm mocked out.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (r/0kC)

41 18 Tom Wilkinson in the background does not approve.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


Entertainment Rule #17:

Any film or TV show starring Tom Wilkinson in a supporting role is 100% guaranteed to be leftist propaganda.

Took me several years of noticing details to realize this.

Posted by: zombie at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (DQ4Fv)

42 I also dispute the use of Lena Dunham in the same sentence as 'Bible'. Except maybe the book of Revelations. Rough beast and all that.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (R7+kO)


Lena Dunham is the Sta-Puft marshmallow girl. So she's more squishy than rough.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Brings You Bladerunner: The Musical at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (hLRSq)

43 11 Now rattled liberals are surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....
===

This is why I'm not worried about when I hear Colbert's and SNL's ratings are up. It's probably just a bunch of leftists seeking a safe space. These shows are preaching to the leftist choir. Not many other people are paying attention.

Although I still don't quite the trending videos on Youtube. I find it hard to believe that 13 million people watched a Seth Meyers monologue. Even if you agree with the guy 100%, he's painfully unfunny.

Posted by: Independent George at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (BDZWU)

44 B. Appelbaum is a canny observer of suspicious patterns. I'll bet that's why he works for a big newspaper.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (8ZskC)

45 Binyamin Appelbaum wears glasses.

Made in China. CHINA!

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (Q5kE6)

46 Remember when Eggy Muffy said Trump was gonna die in prison?
Posted by: Max Power at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (q177U)


Wait, was it McMuffin who said that? I thought it was Rick Wilson.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (qmspf)

47 How is Homeland this season? I decided I'd had enough of it.

I saw part of the first episode involving "Madame President-Elect."
I haven't stopped laughing.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (B6OKy)

48 28
Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray

I attend every Friday night.
We use pizza and beer for communion.


Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (8ikIW)

Sounds better than the church of obama. They want you to watch some guy named Maddow and eat tofurkey burgers.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (GX63o)

49 5 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and
be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will
be all right."

What a weak-minded, small and petty man you must be.

$50 says his wife cheats on him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (rF0hx)

Is it cheating if he makes the dates and watches from the closet?

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (/f1mm)

50 Oh my! Does this mean I could actually find a real job instead of just tweeting about how Trump is a racist, sexist, homophobic asshole all day?!

Posted by: Annoying Gay Asian Star Trek Guy at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (qJhUV)

51 Rubio, despite supposed love of hip-hop, critical of scene showing Snoop pulling a gun on Trump clown





I really hope this is a joke

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (493sH)

52 Everyone who is anyone knows that the foundation of the love of hip hop is enjoying mock Presidential assassinations.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (aqig4)

53 The television screen has become the retina of the mind's eye.

Posted by: Dr. Brian O'Blivion at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (1Rgee)

54 Hey, that's "The" Rick Wilson

Posted by: The Rick Wilson at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (ul9CR)

55 It's appropriate they put "hearth" in the same sentence as "TV". Because in "uncertain times" and perhaps even in "normal times, most Americans want to burn it.

By the way, it's people who want an escape from reality that watch TV.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (6hoR5)

56 Have you heard of The Americans? Maybe some of you watch it. I know the Acela Corridor Crew watches it, because they tweet about it a lot.

Meh. Personally I prefer "Young Americans":

https://youtu.be/ScVi_L817ec (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (4WhSY)

57 46 Remember when Eggy Muffy said Trump was gonna die in prison?
Posted by: Max Power at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (q177U)

Wait, was it McMuffin who said that? I thought it was Rick Wilson.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (qmspf)
===

I think the guy's name is John Schindler. I know his twitter handle was @j20committee. Didn't he get in trouble recently for sending dick pics?

Posted by: Independent George at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (BDZWU)

58 @41 ... The Patriot?

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (hqZPQ)

59 $50 says his wife cheats on him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (rF0hx)

Is it cheating if he makes the dates and watches from the closet?
Posted by: Moron Robbie


"Original topic" to "cuck" in under 50 comments! A new record.

Posted by: zombie at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (DQ4Fv)

60 [V]iewers ar opting for television's mass gathering spots, seeking the kind of shared experience that can validate and reassure.

They sure miss their security blanket, Walter Cronkite, to lead them into submission.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (1CroS)

61 Despite my love of the NY Jets, I criticized Marc Sanchez when he tried to shove the football up his center's ass and fumbled.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (/tuJf)

62 They've written Bibles on Lena Dunham alone.


Yep. And the entire Pentateuch fits on one ass cheek.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (8ZskC)

63 4 I also dispute the use of Lena Dunham in the same sentence as 'Bible'. Except maybe the book of Revelations. Rough beast and all that.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (R7+kO)

Behold! I saw a pale girl, and on her was a tattoo, and the tattoo read "Death"

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (7HtZB)

64 You know who else watched the Americans?

Heh. not me. The barnyard sex made it not worth the effort.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (qmspf)

65 Haven't watched TV since 2012 except for TMC when they have it in a hotel in which I am staying.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (fDdVG)

66 the only 'network' television I watch is the local news in the morning, for weather and traffic, although they often manage to screw even that up....

Posted by: the Butcher at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (AGJqR)

67 26; me too, zombie. can't even watch local news anymore. it's all opinionated puff pieces read by untrained poo flinging monkeys. it's all shit. don't get me started on their"weather" reports. the only thing i really use my tv for is playing music through my apple tv.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (KP5rU)

68 I tried to watch The Americans. It seemed like a well made show. But I couldn't bring myself to give one single f*ck about it.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (OwdyX)

69 Too bad we still don't have those massive console TV's,
You could get 2 or 3 of the snowflakes crammed into one of them, then set it out on the curb on pickup day.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (8ikIW)

70 I love everything about hip hop except for the presidential assassinations.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (8ZskC)

71 This must be true because why else would my show still be on?

Posted by: Tea Leoni at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (qJhUV)

72 Looks like the Soros/Clinton seditions are going to get some exposure. Sadly, I'm not confident that they will gut them fully.

Posted by: um..... at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (PBhCj)

73 Am I allowed to ask if they're watching Electric Company repeats or do I have to keep this comment in the previous thread?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (nlbfN)

74 Jerks in a draw

Posted by: Under Fire at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (nN3W/)

75 I love the idea of El Rubio liking hip hop. I bet he uses the terms sometimes, too.

Back in the day my homeboy Jeb'd throw shade at Trump and Trump be like OHNOYOUDINT

Posted by: Moron Robbie at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (/f1mm)

76 Oh, and those stupid caps with the flat bills. I hate those too.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (8ZskC)

77 Why is this big news? It was obvious to me once MSNBC started beating out CNN, and Stephen Colbert--who's ratings literally came back from the dead, that they are turning to an alternate reality in the Age of Trump.
SNL is also going "all-in" on the Trump hate because let's face it, the libs in NYC nd California are precisely the kind of high-earners advertisers want to reach.

I wouldn't be surprised if John Stewart came back for his cut....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (7uYFy)

78 68 I tried to watch The Americans. It seemed like a well made show. But I couldn't bring myself to give one single f*ck about it.
Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (OwdyX)

I got the same vibe. I had trouble empathizing with the characters. They all seemed like miserable people.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (R7+kO)

79 I watch YouTube. It's got everything I'm interested in on any given day.

Posted by: Soona at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (p+N+Y)

80 Lefties have been making all of our TV for the last forty years. They haven't hit the "off" switch in all that time, so I highly doubt they're suddenly turning it on again.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (4df7R)

81 I still have a cathode ray TV in the garage/man cave.
It has outlived about 4 flat panel type TVs, which go dark without warning and are now junk.

Posted by: navybrat at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (w7KSn)

82 I saw part of the first episode involving "Madame President-Elect."

I haven't stopped laughing.

Posted by: gewa76 at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (B6OKy)

Which reminds me, has See BS shitcanned that poxy "Madam Secretary" yet? My family and I watched one once that followed a sporting event, and it was a laugh a minute as we goofed on how ridiculous it was. It was written, directed, and produced by an essentially all-female crew, and boy did it show. Imagine the inmates of The View producing a TV show, and you've got the picture.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (SRKgf)

83 71
It amazes me. A trashy NYer is running the country and I have a hard on that won't go down

Posted by: Sam at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (QbS0D)

84 I mostly use my TV to watch American Sniper on DVD, play Call of Duty, get weather updates with the sound off and watch Maria Bartiromo's delicious sweater bunnies while skimming the ticket

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (6hoR5)

85 Just last week they (who I don't know) that Maddow ratings were on a tear, most popular on TV....poll taken in MSNBC newsroom.

Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (PLCSu)

86 Heh. not me. The barnyard sex made it not worth the effort.
You can't have more than one hobby at a time?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (nlbfN)

87 Wait, was it McMuffin who said that? I thought it was Rick Wilson.

Have they ever been seen together in the same room?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (oVJmc)

88 I think the guy's name is John Schindler. I know his twitter handle was @j20committee. Didn't he get in trouble recently for sending dick pics?

Posted by: Independent George at March 15, 2017 02:17 PM (BDZWU)


Oh, that's right, Schindler. Deep state operative who wrote an article denying the existence of the deep state, then tweeted that deep state operatives still buried in the CIA were going to take Trump down.

And the dick pics.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (qmspf)

89 Television has done more to destroy human culture than every liberal who ever lived.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (MZcWR)

90 Despite my love of the NY Jets, I criticized Marc Sanchez when he tried to shove the football up his center's ass and fumbled.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 15, 2017 02:18 PM (/tuJf)



Comment is worthless without the gif.

http://bit.ly/2mPjdHp

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:22 PM (mf5HN)

91 >>watch Maria Bartiromo's delicious sweater bunnies while skimming the ticket

skimming the ticket. Is that what you kids are calling it these days?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 15, 2017 02:22 PM (/tuJf)

92 I hate to say this, but surely the leftists are already chattering about it: It's time for a West Wing reboot. Maybe darker, edgier this time.

---------

They can just keep going with the "Madame Secretary"-Hillary Clinton fantasy.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:22 PM (7HtZB)

93 I retreating into my TV safe space right now. It's just me and Trish Regan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:22 PM (493sH)

94 It has outlived about 4 flat panel type TVs, which go dark without warning and are now junk.


And once they die, they don't even make a good table.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2017 02:22 PM (8ikIW)

95 86 Heh. not me. The barnyard sex made it not worth the effort.
You can't have more than one hobby at a time?
Posted by: andycanuck at March 15, 2017 02:21 PM (nlbfN)

Wait, how did 'Barnyard sex' get into this wholesome discussion of cuckolding and lena dunham?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (R7+kO)

96 Weiner made Schindler's list?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (nlbfN)

97 JoeF.: "I wouldn't be surprised if John Stewart came back for his cut..."

You think his clown nose still fits?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (1CroS)

98 Imagine the inmates of The View producing a TV show, and you've got the picture.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (SRKgf)


So in Cabinet meetings, they all sit around talking cattily about women who aren't present to defend themselves while braiding each other's hair?

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (qmspf)

99 @89

Actual cable , Before cable there was some reason

Posted by: Sam at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (QbS0D)

100 I'd have thought that "lena dunham" and "barnyard sex" were not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (nlbfN)

101 78 68 I tried to watch The Americans. It seemed like a well made show. But I couldn't bring myself to give one single f*ck about it.
Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (OwdyX)

I got the same vibe. I had trouble empathizing with the characters. They all seemed like miserable people.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (R7+kO)
===

I watched some episodes of the first season. Wasn't the male Soviet spy actually starting to like living in America?

And I remember in the first episode it depicted the time right before Reagan was inaugurated and there was one scene with an FBI agent saying how he couldn't believe this guy was going to be the president but then in the next scene he's giving up classified information to the soviet chic played by Kerri Russell while they're having sex.

I thought the scene made a great contrast.

Posted by: Independent George at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (BDZWU)

102 I love the idea of El Rubio liking hip hop. I bet he uses the terms sometimes, too.

We called it "rap" back in my day. And I was fascinated by it!

Posted by: John Fn Kerry at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (qJhUV)

103 It has outlived about 4 flat panel type TVs, which go dark without warning and are now junk.

I've had the same flat panel TV for about 11 years now. Never had a problem with it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (4WhSY)

104 I use my TV to watch Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and for watching DVD's. That's about it. Don't have cable, don't miss it one single bit since cutting the cable 2 years ago.

I do have a Moku flat-wave antenna that pulls in the local stations and some other stuff but I rarely if ever use it.

Posted by: The Rick Wilson at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (ul9CR)

105 A tv show about a black president and his white wife would be ratings gold.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (nFwvY)

106 I love turning off the TV.

I had taken a 2 year journey through all of Star Trek, ending with The Animated Series a few weeks ago.

I haven't picked up a show since.

I've been reading so much more. It's been great.

Cyteen, Dune, We Can Build You, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years: All in about a month.

It's so much more satisfying that television.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (GrpW6)

107 I watch YouTube. It's got everything I'm interested in on any given day.

Posted by: Soona at March 15, 2017 02:20 PM (p+N+Y)

Same here, at night they have sort of a daily roundup of the WH news conference, and other laugh a minute shows...Plus all the gun shows, car shows, and old war movies I could every watch on my Roku.

Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (PLCSu)

108 If liberals decide to light themselves on fire in prime time, I'll watch. Until then it's classic novels.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (6hoR5)

109 I've been watching a lot of World Baseball Classic lately, but that's about it for TV.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (39g3+)

110 3
*fapfapfap fapfapfapfapfap fapfapfapfapfapfapfap*
Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:11 PM (Q5kE6)


*ka-CHING*

Posted by: The State of Texas at March 15, 2017 02:25 PM (zoehZ)

111 Can they still watch 'Madame Secretary'?

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 15, 2017 02:25 PM (dargh)

112 "Wasn't the male Soviet spy actually starting to like living in America? "

That also happened in real life. "The Americans" is based on actual accounts, however in a fictionalized setting.
I liked that show. The new season is happening now.

Posted by: navybrat at March 15, 2017 02:25 PM (w7KSn)

113 I bet if Randy Travis did a video where he whips out a colt and aims it at an Obama clown the left would be fine with it. Sure they would.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:25 PM (39g3+)

114 Liberals watching TV: 'surging back, seeking catharsis, solidarity and relief....'

Conservatives watching TV: 'Hiding from Reality', 'Echo Chamber,' 'Extremism'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:26 PM (oVJmc)

115

HUMA!!!

WHERE'S THE FUCKING REMOTE!?!?!??!?!!?

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 15, 2017 02:26 PM (HSmrB)

116 So worthy of mocking,yet I can't come up with anything.I'm mocked out.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:16 PM (r/0kC)

Me too. Sad.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, daywalking on the Ides of March at March 15, 2017 02:26 PM (tHwdc)

117 Look, I literally couldn't stand to look at or listen to Obama so i avoided almost all news on TV. Well the people who hate Trump are even more deranged so it stands to reason they would indulge in the "comfort food" (barf) that is Maddow, Colbert and the rest....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 15, 2017 02:26 PM (7uYFy)

118 Remember "clinging to their guns and religion"?

Yeah, that.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:27 PM (6hoR5)

119 A tv show about a black president and his white wife would be ratings gold.


Sherman Hemsley is dead.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 15, 2017 02:27 PM (8ZskC)

120 I like SpongeBob.

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:27 PM (qUNWi)

121 After they stopped making new Sanford and Son episodes I was out.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (6hoR5)

122 117 Imagine if during our 8 years of torment SNL was running skits mocking Obama the whole show every week.I might have actually watched.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (r/0kC)

123 Speaking of Russians.

Supposedly law enforcement has tracked down the RUSSIAN! "hackers" who pulled off one of the Yahoo breeches. Which took place over the course of years.

The evil hackers , Boris (41) and Natasha(39, darlink) , are , of course, conveniently located in RUSSIA! so can't be extradited.

Again: not a single shred of evidence or even a hint of what the evidence might be.

But now the SJWs in the Yahoo boardroom can high five each other and pretend that they caught the guys who elected Trump or something...

Count me skeptical.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (Q5kE6)

124 103 It has outlived about 4 flat panel type TVs, which go dark without warning and are now junk.

Capacitor plague. Costs about 25 cents to replace. Inscrutable japanese kept a phony capacitor recipe in a safe and the chicoms stole the phony recipe and made capacitors.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (nFwvY)

125 But, but, but Obama was the coolest prezzy evah (tm) because he made subtle references to Game of Thrones, Homeland, The West Wing (cribbed some of Bartlet's speeches), etc.
He also invited them to WH and partied with them, you guys!!!

Now we have stodgy old Trump who is totes irrelevant because: no ESPN NCAA bracketzzzzzzz.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (NOIQH)

126 As we all know, ace and I have had some minor, petty, barely noticeable disagreements about tv watching and pleasure shaming, which may or may not have involved me throwing napalm on that fire, I will neither confirm or deny but, Sweet Fancy Moses, as someone who watches more tv than the next 12 people combined it's not like I think that's a good thing. Let me ponder. *ponders*

No, no, not so much.

Yes, shows are an escape and I find it enjoyable but it's just a trifle, a bagatelle, a soap bubble that is shiny and distracting. It's not Deep Serious Art With Things To Say, it's just not.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (mf5HN)

127 Did you guys hear Trump paid taxes in 2005?

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (qUNWi)

128 So in Cabinet meetings, they all sit around talking cattily about women who aren't present to defend themselves while braiding each other's hair?
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:23 PM (qmspf)



It's not THAT realistic. I've only seen one, but in it the Hillary knock off (Tea Leoni) through her sensitivity, diplomacy, and acumen takes charge and saves America and her family from vague foreign threat (not exactly specified so not terrorism, of course) while the men bumble around ineffectually. The show ended with her her omega male husband home hugging their daughter while tears form in his eyes.


I'm not making this up. I believe Paolo would count this woman as inventory.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (SRKgf)

129 Prez Trump speaking at American Center for Mobility in Detroit

live stream on utoob

https://tinyurl.com/gtonspu

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (8mO0Q)

130 Do they still call it hip-hop? I thought hip-hop was for people who like to spin on their heads.

Posted by: Fritz at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (2Mnv1)

131 U.S. Senate has confirmed former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence, by a vote of 85-12

Posted by: EVLINC! at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (y3aQB)

132 I like SpongeBob.

The creator of Spongebob announced he has been diagnosed with ALS the other day. Sad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (oVJmc)

133 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will be all right."

LOL. Not in my life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (fDdVG)

134 PDT rally in Nashville today, Trump scheduled to speak at 6:30 pm.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (ul9CR)

135 I actually have an indoor antenna connected to my flat-screen TV.

It can pick up those fancy-ass digital channels like 7.1, 9.2, etc.

Mrs. Muse watches 'Perry Mason' on MeTV. The commercials are interminable.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (qmspf)

136 "The tweet this morning from a member of the press corpse who couldn't
understand the difference between income and net worth aptly illustrated
what privileged dullards Our Betters are."

It was not just the one member of the press. Not by any means.

One of those moments where there was suddenly, if you will, a mass admission against interest. Wherein a quite large number of prominent people revealed themselves in public to be utter ignoramuses regarding matters of ordinary fact.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (noWW6)

137 is madame secratary really a show? i see people here writing about it, i though you were making shit up. that's how long it's been sine i watched anything on network tv. guess i'm not missing much.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (KP5rU)

138 I notice more and more of the liberal news outlets are pulling comment sections from their sites.

...Because they know full well the inane tripe they spew out will be ridiculed mercilessly and they'll have their little bubble of arrogant pseudo-intellectualism popped.

NPR started this trend a while back, and I see it more and more.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (1zARK)

139 The Americans is a good show, Ace.. especially the first couple of seasons. It was on last night.. lots of sex besides the spy stuff..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (so+oy)

140 >>>2 Ace, must have got a lot of sleep last night.

nah bae, the opposite. I returned to that thing I was doing last week of writing a couple of posts during the night for posting the next day.

i got horrible sleep last night because I didn't seal my CPAP machine so it wasn't blowing much air and therefore rather than pumping air into me, it was kinda... asphyxiating me.

Kept waking up dying for breath.

Eventually I took a gander at the thing and saw it wasn't actually working right.

So what happens when you're asphyxiating in your sleep is that you start dreaming that you're asphyxiating, and then you wake up (half-way) semi-realizing you actually are asphyxiating.

I can endure these nightly torments only because I am built of noting but willpower and Tom Cruise posters.

Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (8rNrN)

141 105 A tv show about a black president and his white wife husband would be ratings gold.
Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 15, 2017 02:24 PM (nFwvY)

Now you got yourself a network deal.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (7HtZB)

142 "We all gather around that hearth to know what's going on out there, and

be comforted by the people who come on our screens to say, things will

be all right."



What fricking shows is this milquetoast watching? With the exception of bland sitcoms, most of the top network cable TV shows are all about despair, death, agony, fear, trauma, and insecurity. There may be heartwarming moments in there, but "The Walking Dead" (just to pick an example) is far from a show that ANYONE would watch to have characters tell them that "things will be all right." Ditto "Game of Thrones", "Vikings", "Criminal Minds", etc, etc.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (4df7R)

143 Oh yeah.. and it takes place during the Reagan years..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (so+oy)

144 138 I notice more and more of the liberal news outlets are pulling comment sections from their sites.

...Because they know full well the inane tripe they spew out will be ridiculed mercilessly and they'll have their little bubble of arrogant pseudo-intellectualism popped.

NPR started this trend a while back, and I see it more and more.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (1zARK)

===================

Hell, the IMDB pulled the plug on theirs.

I've read that it had to do with Amy Schumer and some heavy backlash she was receiving for not leaving the country after Trump won. Not sure about that, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (GrpW6)

145 Who are you people who don't read while you're watching tv?

And playing a video game?

And talking on the phone?

And wasting your life on twitter?

And snarking at the HQ?

Dude, do you really do one thing at a time? Really?

Huh.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (mf5HN)

146 Just heard a horrible scream from the local paper (Gannett)..Now we are all going to drown, die of C02 poisoning, Unbearable heat in the summer.

Meanwhile I just cleared my driveway of 21 inches of snow with my big powerful snowblower, which blows the snow all the way to my neighbors driveway, 100 ft away....almost.

Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (PLCSu)

147 Yeah, The Americans....where the Russian spies are the lead characters/heroes?
No thanks. Had enough with the tv that makes the bad guy the star - Dexter, Sopranos, Breaking Bad, etc.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (NOIQH)

148 Rubio, despite his so-called love of so-called hip-hop, critical of so-called scene of so-called Snoop Dogg pulling a so-called gun on so-called Trump so-called clown.

Am I doing it right?

Posted by: Martbell at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (IUEQE)

149 Capacitor plague. Costs about 25 cents to replace. Inscrutable
japanese kept a phony capacitor recipe in a safe and the chicoms stole
the phony recipe and made capacitors.


Bad caps are the leading cause of electronics failure.

And since most service places just change out for new boards, it's pennies in parts that get charged as major replacements.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (oVJmc)

150 >>Prez Trump speaking at American Center for Mobility in Detroit


C'mon children - Let's Move!

Posted by: Michele Obama's Landing Strip at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (Gbk/a)

151 131 U.S. Senate has confirmed former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence, by a vote of 85-12
Posted by: EVLINC! at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (y3aQB)


--------------


I hope he tries to find some intelligence in DC. They could sure use some.

Posted by: Soona at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (p+N+Y)

152 It's disgusting and telling that anyone in DC should enjoy House of Cards as much as they did.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (VdICR)

153 127 Did you guys hear Trump paid taxes in 2005?

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (qUNWi)


The deuce you say.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (qmspf)

154 "Capacitor plague."

Well, each time I sent the tv to my local repair guy he said it was the main lamp that went out, and cheaper to buy new.

I now have an LG 60" and I damn sure got the extended warranty on that one.
I don't watch that much tv but the missus has it on constantly. She even stays awake some of the time it's on.

Posted by: navybrat at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (w7KSn)

155 Have the usual suspects called Trump a racist for not doing basketball brackets?

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (7HtZB)

156 What fricking shows is this milquetoast watching? With the exception of bland sitcoms, most of the top network cable TV shows are all about despair, death, agony, fear, trauma, and insecurity. There may be heartwarming moments in there, but "The Walking Dead" (just to pick an example) is far from a show that ANYONE would watch to have characters tell them that "things will be all right." Ditto "Game of Thrones", "Vikings", "Criminal Minds", etc, etc.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (4df7R)

You know, I had an odd hankering yesterday to watch an episode of Happy Days.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (R7+kO)

157 The Flux Capacitor?

Huh.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (ul9CR)

158 Wasn't Zippy giving a near-daily presidential address?

Posted by: Cheeto Hitler at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (2X7pN)

159 152 It's disgusting and telling that anyone in DC should enjoy House of Cards as much as they did.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (VdICR)

=================

Didn't it make them look smart, competent and ruthless instead of stupid, inept, and mockable?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (GrpW6)

160 >>Hell, the IMDB pulled the plug on theirs.


Seriously, WTF was that about? I liked reading comments about a movie just to see what other thought of a vague ending, confusing scene, whatever.

And I guess Bezos/Amazon owns IMDB.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (NOIQH)

161 124 103 It has outlived about 4 flat panel type TVs, which go dark without warning and are now junk.
Capacitor plague. Costs about 25 cents to replace. Inscrutable japanese kept a phony capacitor recipe in a safe and the chicoms stole the phony recipe and made capacitors.
Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (nFwvY)



Yep. Take the TV (unplugged, of course) apart and look for electrolytic capacitors (the cylindrical ones standing on end) that are bulging on top. They're done. Write down the values (capacitance and power rating) of the capacitors, go to Fry's, and pick up replacements.

Come back, fire up a soldering iron with a small tip, take out the old ones and replace them with the new ones.

Voila! New TV/monitor. With the parts in hand, it took me about 10 minutes to fix my son's monitor, and it's worked for years since.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (SRKgf)

162 Have the usual suspects called Trump a racist for not doing basketball brackets?

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (7HtZB)




ESPN: Great idea! We'll spend hours on it tonight

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (493sH)

163 It's not Deep Serious Art With Things To Say, it's just not.





Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr
===

But the commercials for The Pills That Will Sex Flood Your 60+ Year Old Thrust Penis With The Heart-Blood Of A Prize-Winning Hump Stallion are really nicely done.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (Q5kE6)

164 Capacitor Plague is a great band name.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (mf5HN)

165 Still no evidence Trump has paid any taxes since 2005.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (SsblQ)

166 Oops! Off pejorative sock.

Posted by: very irredeemably undude at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (2X7pN)

167 U.S. Senate has confirmed former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as the Director of National Intelligence, by a vote of 85-12

You mean Democrat votes? Wow, really?

I'm sure such bipartisanship will fade soon.

Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (TppKb)

168 So on this business of a stoned rap "musician" depicting himself murdering a clown dressed as the President, anyone else remember when a rodeo clown put on a mask of the then-President, and as a result, he was instantly fired from his job and subjected to a lifetime ban?

Seems like it was fifty million years ago, doesn't it? It was 2013.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (noWW6)

169 >>It's disgusting and telling that anyone in DC should enjoy House of Cards as much as they did.


I know, right?
Watched the 1st season because of the hype, but it was icky. And why all the love for the cold-hearted wife?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (NOIQH)

170 What fricking shows is this milquetoast watching? With the exception of bland sitcoms, most of the top network cable TV shows are all about despair, death, agony, fear, trauma, and insecurity. There may be heartwarming moments in there, but "The Walking Dead" (just to pick an example) is far from a show that ANYONE would watch to have characters tell them that "things will be all right." Ditto "Game of Thrones", "Vikings", "Criminal Minds", etc, etc.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (4df7R)

=================

Apocalyptic fiction becomes more popular in bad times.

That's why stuff like The Hunger Games got so big a few years ago.

Liberals couldn't quite grasp why people wanted it, though...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (GrpW6)

171 I "retreated" away from TV to spaces like this blog.

Posted by: goodluckduck at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (yqvys)

172 Hell, the IMDB pulled the plug on theirs.

I've read that it had to do with Amy Schumer and some heavy backlash she was receiving for not leaving the country after Trump won. Not sure about that, though.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:30 PM (GrpW6)


This sounds like a movie thread topic.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (qmspf)

173 @131

At the blistering rate McConnel is getting Trumps picks through the Senate, they'll have done in 6-8 years.

Also Lindsey Graham is fucking POS!

Posted by: Kreplach at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (3Xxpy)

174 Mobility in the sense of the American made car

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (8mO0Q)

175 148 Rubio, despite his so-called love of so-called hip-hop, critical of so-called scene of so-called Snoop Dogg pulling a so-called gun on so-called Trump so-called clown.

Am I doing it right?
Posted by: Martbell at March 15, 2017 02:31 PM (IUEQE)


NEEDS WORK!

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (p+N+Y)

176 >>Still no evidence Trump has paid any taxes since 2005.


Posted by: Undocumented



Still no evidence that he *hasn't*.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (NOIQH)

177 I know, right?
Watched the 1st season because of the hype, but it was icky. And why all the love for the cold-hearted wife?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (NOIQH)


The British mini-series it was based on was much better.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (qmspf)

178 Hell, the IMDB pulled the plug on theirs.

I miss cool stuff like the comments section for the original TV show SWAT, where a couple of the show's former stars, James Coleman and Mark Shera, showed up to talk about old times, tell stories and kibbutz with the fans.

That was really cool.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (ul9CR)

179 It's disgusting and telling that anyone in DC should enjoy House of Cards as much as they did.


They didn't watch it for enjoyment. They watched it for instruction.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (SRKgf)

180 160 Seriously, WTF was that about? I liked reading comments about a movie just to see what other thought of a vague ending, confusing scene, whatever.

And I guess Bezos/Amazon owns IMDB.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (NOIQH)

=================

The industry uses it.

They are full of smart, accomplished, and strong people who are very brave and strong.

So, they broke down into tears when random nobodies said mean things about them in the comments.

Because they are brave and strong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (GrpW6)

181 I need something running in the background for dungeons and raiding, and I've exhausted the good shows on Netflix, so now I mostly watch dubbed anime and subbed Korean dramas (which I can't do while trying out a new raid, my Korean is nowhere near that good yet). Last night I finished Dramaworld, a hilarious drama skewering Korean drama tropes.

"Joon? Uh, who's that on your back?"

*shrugs* "A girl."

"Oh, right, Random Drunken Piggyback Rides. Forgot about those. Korean drama is awesome!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (ar2KI)

182 I notice more and more of the liberal news outlets are pulling comment sections from their sites.

...Because they know full well the inane tripe they spew out will be ridiculed mercilessly and they'll have their little bubble of arrogant pseudo-intellectualism popped.

NPR started this trend a while back, and I see it more and more.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (1zARK)




That's been happening for a while on Chicago "news" sites for crime stories. I guess they got their feelings hurt over people ripping them for never mentioning what the suspect(s) look like

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (493sH)

183 here's something for the snowflakes to digest:

POTUS livestream from MI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPPb398J5j0

Posted by: kallisto at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (nNdYv)

184 I'm going to state the obvious: no matter what you think of Snoop pulling a gun on a Trump clown, that song blows. I mean fuck Snoop. Get Dre on the phone or some shit.

I bet he had to manufacture the controversy because no one was going to listen to that crap for the musical genius therein.

Posted by: Jollyroger at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (t06LC)

185 Mrs. Muse watches 'Perry Mason' on MeTV. The commercials are interminable.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (qmspf)


Really? One thing that struck me when I got the ol' mudflap antenna and cancelled cable was that on cable, for which I was paying a lot of money, I could get up and take a leak, make a sandwich, and step out for a cigarette and come back before the show was back on. With broadcast, which I capture for free out of the æther, I can barely run and get a glass of water before a 20 year old Simpsons rerun is back.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (8nWyX)

186 164 Capacitor Plague is a great band name.
Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (mf5HN)

I saw Capacitor Plague open for the Resistance Pox at Fry's in 1997.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (R7+kO)

187 Eh, I watch Legion and I like it!

Except--that parasite thang--is pretty creepy.

Posted by: Holmes at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (fi5nC)

188 172 This sounds like a movie thread topic.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (qmspf)

================

I'll finish formatting the new one today or tomorrow and get it sent to you.

I promise!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (GrpW6)

189 I now have an LG 60" and I damn sure got the extended warranty on that one.

I don't watch that much tv but the missus has it on constantly. She even stays awake some of the time it's on.

Posted by: navybrat at March 15, 2017 02:32 PM (w7KSn)

For the tech people, lots of YouTube videos of how to open up a flat screen TV and look and see if any of the capacitor's are bad...Not that much back their, probably takes longer to take the back off.

Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (PLCSu)

190 I think Barack Obama has a goofy picture for his Twitter feed. I am glad I do not do Twitter and have to look at his goofy face.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (fDdVG)

191 Conservatives read books. Liberals only need enough books to conspicuously yet casually place on the coffee table.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (VdICR)

192 People look at me with a blank stare when I tell them House of Cards is a 25-year-old British series.

Never seen the new one. Kevin Spacey is no Ian Richardson.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (oVJmc)

193 That's been happening for a while on Chicago "news" sites for crime stories. I guess they got their feelings hurt over people ripping them for never mentioning what the suspect(s) look like

It's almost always easy:

No picture = black
No name = Hispanic or Mohammedan

Wish the left wouldn't make us make such assumptions, but they do.


Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (TppKb)

194 90 ... ATC, Thanks for that link you put in the art thread about the fly fishing painting. That led to another one from Bander. They are extraordinary. Now I have to clear off my fly tying bench. Spring is coming.

Posted by: JTB at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (V+03K)

195 I saw Capacitor Plague open for the Resistance Pox at Fry's in 1997.


It was sad when the Electric Light Orchestra tried to crash the stage. They're just so over and they don't seem to know it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (gIRsn)

196 >>I saw Capacitor Plague open for the Resistance Pox at Fry's in 1997.


That was the Dialectric Grease Tour!

Posted by: garrett at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (Gbk/a)

197 Aetius451AD: "You know, I had an odd hankering yesterday to watch an episode of Happy Days."

Protip: If you get to the one with a shark, then it's past time to do something else.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (1CroS)

198 The British mini-series it was based on was much better.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (qmspf)



Yup, when people talk about how dark House of Cards is, all I can think is wait until you see the Brit one.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (mf5HN)

199 Dude, do you really do one thing at a time? Really?

Huh.



I sometimes have two tabs open. I'm a daredevil.

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (qUNWi)

200 Did I just hear the goals being moved?

Posted by: joncelli, Present at the Autopsy at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (RD7QR)

201 Never seen the new one. Kevin Spacey is no Ian Richardson.

Speaking of whom:

The old 'Tinker Tailor' and 'Smiley's People' series are essential.

Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 02:38 PM (TppKb)

202 ATC, Thanks for that link you put in the art thread about the fly fishing painting. That led to another one from Bander. They are extraordinary. Now I have to clear off my fly tying bench. Spring is coming.
Posted by: JTB at March 15, 2017 02:37 PM (V+03K)



You're welcome!

Bander is the fly fisherman. I am morally opposed to Outside.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (mf5HN)

203 The first two seasons of Happy Days were actually pretty good, before they went to the "live before a studio audience" shizzle and changed all the sets.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (ul9CR)

204 Who reads a retarded comment like Appebaum's and "likes" it( I could see ReTweeting it just to let everyone see the stupidity)

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (r/0kC)

205 I need something running in the background for
dungeons and raiding, and I've exhausted the good shows on Netflix, so
now I mostly watch dubbed anime and subbed Korean dramas (which I can't
do while trying out a new raid, my Korean is nowhere near that good
yet). Last night I finished Dramaworld, a hilarious drama skewering
Korean drama tropes.

"Joon? Uh, who's that on your back?"

*shrugs* "A girl."

"Oh, right, Random Drunken Piggyback Rides. Forgot about those. Korean drama is awesome!"


Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (ar2KI)


THIS IS SO PERFECT I CANNOT EVEN.
*cough*
Sorry. My family's a bunch of kdrama junkies, so this makes me laugh and laugh and laugh...
Extra points if there's a scene of a character standing in the rain for a few minutes and then ending up in the hospital b/c s/he has a mild fever as a result. Quadruple points if this leads to a scene of the character's love interest bolting out of some important meeting and running across the city (never taking a taxi or driving themselves) to be by their bedside, beside themselves with worry.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (4df7R)

206
Ah, the amusements of the "smart set"!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (v1g1+)

207 Still no evidence Trump has paid any taxes since 2005.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 15, 2017 02:33 PM (SsblQ)




You know who else hasn't paid taxes since 2005?!?!?!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (493sH)

208 Propaganda can only make you stupid if you consume it. TV is propaganda, but designed to appeal to liberals. They are making themselves stupid.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 15, 2017 02:41 PM (vRcUp)

209 I love how you can cancel the commercial on YouTube after 5 seconds or so. I don't expect that to last...Some of the commercials run several minutes.

Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:41 PM (PLCSu)

210 he's setting up a task force to find and eliminate any regulation that attacks american production.

he's de-socialismizing our country! yay!

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:41 PM (8mO0Q)

211 I can endure these nightly torments only because I am built of noting but willpower and Tom Cruise posters.





Posted by: ace
===


Perhaps something to rest the CPAP mask on to help support it more comfortably.

Something sturdy and fixed, that supports and provides stability.

A 'shelf', if you will.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:41 PM (Q5kE6)

212 That's been happening for a while on Chicago
"news" sites for crime stories. I guess they got their feelings hurt
over people ripping them for never mentioning what the suspect(s) look
like

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (493sH)

"Police are looking for a man wearing a t-shirt and jeans."
Oh.
OK. I'll keep an eye out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (SRKgf)

213 177 I know, right?
Watched the 1st season because of the hype, but it was icky. And why all the love for the cold-hearted wife?
Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:34 PM (NOIQH)
===

Ironically the Underwoods are based on the Clintons.

Posted by: Independent George at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (BDZWU)

214 You know who else hasn't paid taxes since 2005?!?!?!

Oooooh! Oooooh!! Pick me! Pick me!!

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (qJhUV)

215 Our plan is finally working!

I told you if we ramped everything harder to the left we'd gain an audience!

Posted by: Network Executive at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (39g3+)

216 >>>139 The Americans is a good show, Ace.. especially the first couple of seasons. It was on last night.. lots of sex besides the spy stuff..

even if what you say is true, why would I enlist to commit myself to additional hours in front of a tv?

I'm trying to limit my viewing, not add to it.

i'm digging reading. glad i've made this a habit.

Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (8rNrN)

217 209 I love how you can cancel the commercial on YouTube after 5 seconds or so. I don't expect that to last...Some of the commercials run several minutes.
Posted by: Colin at March 15, 2017 02:41 PM (PLCSu)



Download and watch in VLC. End of problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (SRKgf)

218 If Maureen Dowd's cable went out for more than an hour, she'd curl up into fetal position from withdrawals and writer's block. Then she'd remember her other Best Friend and drink herself into a coma

Posted by: kbdabear at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (AOrEZ)

219 Perhaps something to rest the CPAP mask on to help support it more comfortably.

Something sturdy and fixed, that supports and provides stability.

A 'shelf', if you will.



You had me until "shelf". I was thinking more "a really patient geisha".

Posted by: Bandersnatch, gentleman cad at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (gIRsn)

220 206
Ah, the amusements of the "smart set"!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 15, 2017 02:40 PM (v1g1+)

==================

Lincoln again:

He picked up Euclid and learned it just because.
He loved to read Shakespeare.
He could quote the Greek poets (in English...I don't think he went so far as to learn ancient Greek).

He was the backwoods kid who wanted to learn and was very modest about it his whole life.

Reading this biography of him creates more and more distaste within me for the creatures we have in DC today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (GrpW6)

221 TV is a wasteland. Occassionally something will be entertaining, but I can see it on Netflix. Why watch network crap?

There hasn't been anything funny on since WKRP.

Liberals don't know humor. If they did, they wouldn't be liberals any more.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (cm1Bl)

222

DAMN IT HUMA!!!!

THE BATTRIES ARE DEAD!!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (HSmrB)

223 "Joon? Uh, who's that on your back?"

*shrugs* "A girl."

"Oh, right, Random Drunken Piggyback Rides. Forgot about those. Korean drama is awesome!"
Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 02:35 PM (ar2KI)



Dramaworld is completely awesome.

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (mf5HN)

224 I can endure these nightly torments only because I am built of noting but willpower and Tom Cruise posters.

I have a stand up of John Travolta from Get Shorty out of a theater lobby you can add if you want. Its life size, so its just taller than an ewok

Posted by: Network Executive at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (39g3+)

225 even if what you say is true, why would I enlist to commit myself to additional hours in front of a tv?

I'm trying to limit my viewing, not add to it.

i'm digging reading. glad i've made this a habit.
Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (8rNrN)

================

Reading's the best.

What are you reading? Do you have the next few books planned out?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (GrpW6)

226 I don't get the commercials when I watch YouTube on my desktop, only when I watch through my Blu-Ray player.

I'm sure there's an explanation but I'm a semi-Luddite so I just skip the commercials when I watch on the TV and be done with it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (ul9CR)

227 You had me until "shelf". I was thinking more "a really patient geisha".

Posted by: Bandersnatch
==


There's a difference?

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:44 PM (Q5kE6)

228 "Police are looking for a man wearing a t-shirt and jeans."
Oh.
OK. I'll keep an eye out.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (SRKgf)


Police descriptions in NH are always helpful.


"Police say the assailant is a white* male in his 20s or 30s, wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and jeans. He was last seen wearing a Red Sox ball cap."

In other words, every other man in New Hampshire.


(*Since we're mostly white they don't bother to leave out the racial descriptors, which are still utterly useless.)

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (4df7R)

229 I read signs. Does that count?

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (8ZskC)

230 >>Ironically the Underwoods are based on the Clintons.

Heh. There was a Brit mini-series that was much more like the Clintons (well, except for the wife being much more sympathetic) called "The Politician's Wife."
I had always assumed that "The Good Wife" would copy that's series' ending - but man, did they go in a much worse direction...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (NOIQH)

231 ace: "i'm digging reading. glad i've made this a habit."

A. Breitbart was really onto something, wasn't he?

Posted by: New Comment Thingy at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (1CroS)

232 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night & was never heard from again. And the cast just carried on as if he never existed. I was always a little weirded out by that.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (7HtZB)

233
i'm digging reading. glad i've made this a habit.


We dig it, too, except for reading the articles here.

WDABD?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (v1g1+)

234 Capacitor plague. Costs about 25 cents to replace. Inscrutable japanese kept a phony capacitor recipe in a safe and the chicoms stole the phony recipe and made capacitors.

Posted by: Lord Sir x at March 15, 2017 02:28 PM (nFwvY)


For the sake of completeness, an employee of Rubycon, a Japanese company, left with the (correct) formula and *then* an employee of his new (Chinese) company took off with an incomplete version, missing some chemicals that stabilized the mix and removed water.

The result was a decade or so of bad caps in computers, consumer electronics, cars, and industrial equipment.

I actually had to re-solder a couple of car ECUs over that, and a monitor or two, and replaced various PC components (mainly motherboards).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (wB8Tg)

235 "We must embrace a new economic model. Let's call it the American Model." President DJ Trump

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (8mO0Q)

236 For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On
====

'Cocoon', you little shitheads. Cocoon.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (Q5kE6)

237 i'm digging reading. glad I've made this a habit.

I know as an author I'm a bit biased, but reading is very good for the troubled soul. Reading gives you several hours a day of calm away from hardships, distractions, stress, pain, and the troubles of the day, if you let it.

Reading tends to help your mind organize its self better, gives you long-term concentration skills back, helps you learn to focus rather than be distracted constantly, enhances your vocabulary, and exposes you to thoughts, places, ideas, and concepts you might never meet in your life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (39g3+)

238 You guys don't watch Grey's Anatomy? You don't want to see the 16th season of a slightly different iteration of the same story told for the 16th time?

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:47 PM (OwdyX)

239 'Cocoon', you little shitheads. Cocoon.

I prefer the term Wa-whitey, Muthaf[BEEEEEEEEEP]

Posted by: Samuel L Jackson at March 15, 2017 02:47 PM (39g3+)

240
Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night & was never heard from again.


He joined a cult -- Krishnas, Moonies, Scientologists, one of them. Can't remember which one specifically.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 15, 2017 02:47 PM (v1g1+)

241 232 Wasn't he away at college?Anyway,shows do that all the time.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:47 PM (r/0kC)

242 You know, in a way, this is a story of Obama. Isn't it?

Posted by: CSMBigBird at March 15, 2017 02:48 PM (jsWA8)

243 >>>What are you reading? Do you have the next few books planned out?

still working through this 5-pack of old EC Tubbs novels (short novels) about this character called Dumarest. It's pulpy 60s era decadent Imperial-age sci fi. (Imperial age = humanity has conquered thousands of stars and the sociopolitical order is now feudal or occasionally barbaric, while tech level remains pretty high -- sort of pulp fantasy, but with sci-fi tinging instead of magic.)

Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:48 PM (8rNrN)

244 With broadcast, which I capture for free out of the ether, I can barely run and get a glass of water before a 20 year old Simpsons rerun is back.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 15, 2017 02:36 PM (8nWyX)


I think it may depend on the time of day. Actually, the commercials during Perry Mason, a morning broadcast, weren't all that bad. But I was watching something in prime time the other day and I wanted to throw stuff at the TV because of the 4- and 5-minute commercial breaks.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:48 PM (qmspf)

245 You guys don't watch Grey's Anatomy? You don't want to see the 16th
season of a slightly different iteration of the same story told for the
16th time?

The blonde chick on that grew up two streets over from me. Graduated with my sister. I've never seen one show. Neither has my sister.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (qJhUV)

246 I enjoyed watching a number of TV series in the 90's - Trek, Babylon 5 and X files.

Lost was a fun series, lots of people love to hate that show, but I enjoyed the over-cooked hyper-melodramatic acting and goofy, pseudo mythology. The key to enjoying Lost is never trying to unwind the plotholes or puzzle through the bullshit. Ben is one of the most memorable villians in TV history.

Galactica was fun when myth drove the episode, otherwise it was just another filler episode of Hill Street Blues in Space.

And Scubs. <3 Dr. Cox.

Posted by: 13times at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (WHVu+)

247 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night & was never heard from again.

Al Delveccio shot him behind the diner for disrespecting the family and it was never spoken of again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (39g3+)

248 I liked House of Cards. It's entertaining and the acting and production is very well done. I find it strange that people have taken it so seriously.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (p+N+Y)

249 "We must embrace a new economic model. Let's call it the American Model." President DJ Trump

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (8mO0Q)
---------
Hey

Posted by: Henry Clay at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (SsblQ)

250 243 still working through this 5-pack of old EC Tubbs novels (short novels) about this character called Dumarest. It's pulpy 60s era decadent Imperial-age sci fi. (Imperial age = humanity has conquered thousands of stars and the sociopolitical order is now feudal or occasionally barbaric, while tech level remains pretty high -- sort of pulp fantasy, but with sci-fi tinging instead of magic.)
Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:48 PM (8rNrN)

==================

Never heard of it, but it does seem to be in line with Foundation and Dune stuff.

I shall take note of it and seek them out.

Thanks

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (GrpW6)

251 Leftists gather round the One Eyed Hearth that spins comforting lullabies and fairy tales to them because they own that medium.

They're working on forcing gaming to go full SJW in order to evict the "Racist Patriarchy" from their sanctuaries so that they can cuddle with the joystick that brings them Stalinist Fantasy Worlds

Posted by: kbdabear at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (AOrEZ)

252 They can have TV, it's mostly propaganda for their side anyway.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (sZhE2)

253 Off dumbass sock..

Posted by: Soona at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (p+N+Y)

254 ITS FUNNY BECAUSE ROTHLESBERGER USUALLY POSTS IN ALL CAPS AND DOESNT TALK LIKE A FAG TV SHOW CRITIC

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (Q5kE6)

255 i got horrible sleep last night because I didn't seal my CPAP machine so it wasn't blowing much air and therefore rather than pumping air into me, it was kinda... asphyxiating me.

Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM (8rNrN)


I was gonna comment on "CPAP technique," which is kind of a secret learned skill, but then I realized you'd left the humidifier (presumably) access open a bit and it was blowing out at the machine instead of your mask.

I have no idea how you wouldn't notice that right away, you must have been *exhausted*.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (wB8Tg)

256 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy
Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night was never heard from
again.

What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)

257 I miss House.

I miss watching 6 episodes of House in a row.

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:52 PM (qUNWi)

258 Yeah, Rubio screams Mr. Hip-Hop

Posted by: Marcus T at March 15, 2017 02:52 PM (6hoR5)

259 There's TV and then there's TV.

I watch news, sports and movies. I haven't watched a network show in years, they don't interest me and I'm not signing up for any series I have to watch every week.

Still plenty of time to read and hobbies.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 15, 2017 02:52 PM (/tuJf)

260 Shows like House of Cards, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, etc don't appeal to me because there aren't any good guys. There are some slightly less bad guys, but everyone is awful. I just can't find anyone to care about or be interested in.

Other shows like CSI start out with fairly noble people but then in the interest of "give me an interesting story arc I can get my teeth into and show my acting chops" every character is turned into an unlikable scuz with 50 skeletons in their closet until you don't care for any of them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (39g3+)

261 Major Adams on Wagon Train,Ward Bond had a heart attack and died and they just replaced him without a word about where his character went.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (r/0kC)

262 you-tube is full of videos on CFR and how they ran media (still do) to coordinate their globalist agenda messaging. Hollywood is another branch of the brainwashing and influence campaign. I like watching the older versions that go back to expose Cronkite and others that are still lauded as standards of excellence.

TV may be the current safe space, but the globalists have saturated culture, and Trump has plenty of globalist thinkers in his own administration still.

Hopefully, Bannon and a few others are clear-eyed enough to avoid their attempts at co-opting the America First message. Laura Ingraham also has been offering to point him toward the "right guys" since DC is full of saboteurs.

"The Americans" may point toward the Soviet style Russians, but the globalists are an evolved version that already marched through our institutions. They are not just the Soros-funded radical groups, but the CFR broad-based type leaders that are writing policy for the bureaucracy. (NAFTA, TPP, UN global warming institutions, etc)

Posted by: illiniwek at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (BrMft)

263 Hm. I remember when that rodeo clown put on an Obama mask, that he was The Worst Person Who Ever Drew a Breath. So I do believe the double-standard is firmly in place, and Voltaire's wisdom endures - "To know who rules over you, simply find out whom you are not allowed to criticize."

Posted by: nightfly at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (jiOft)

264 256 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy
Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night was never heard from
again.

What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.
Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)

Samantha on "Bewitched" didn't care, as long as she got her Dick.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (7HtZB)

265 PT's remarks were inspiring as ALL Get Out.

he called this a "new industrial revolution...God bless the American worker, God bless the Motor City..."

very stirring. also talked about an America that produced a B-24 every hour, and said we'll be back to that level of production, "soon".

Posted by: booknlass at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (8mO0Q)

266 Even Chester on Gunsmoke,he was just gone.Never said where or why.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (r/0kC)

267 Don't get me started on my Lionel Jefferson conspiracy theories.

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (qUNWi)

268 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy
Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night was never heard from
again.


Changed his name to Richard Speck and moved to Chicago. Don't know what happened to him after that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (oVJmc)

269 I've only seen a few seasons of Grey's Anatomy but even in those three the same things happen over and over.

Doctor A wants to bang Doctor B but knows they shouldn't.

B wants C but will settle for A.

B bangs A but then C makes their affections known.

Some big disaster hits the doctors or the hospital.

People die, break up, get married.

Start over.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (OwdyX)

270 I don't even mind their Madam Sec and West Wang shit that I never watch but some of the new programming is out to incite a race war at minimum. Manson smiles.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (LQ5Aa)

271 68 I tried to watch The Americans. It seemed like a well made show. But I couldn't bring myself to give one single f*ck about it.

Posted by: Nigel West Dickens at March 15, 2017 02:19 PM (OwdyX)

++++

I enjoy the contradictions. As their cover, they are portraying the typical American family. So, the couple marries, not out of any kind of affection for each other, but because that's their cover. They have kids. These two KGB spies have to raise those kids as good little Americans. After all, they could never trust little children to not blow their cover, so the kids don't know they are part of a Soviet spy ring.

It is also amusing to watch them react to everyday things like a news broadcast about President Ronald Reagan (the monster). There is one episode about how they stole the plans for an American submarine which are then used to build a Soviet one. Thing was, the plans were phony, so the Soviet sub sinks with all hands aboard. And then they rail against the killer Reagan. He's to blame for those deaths.

Through flashbacks, we get to see some of their training to be spies. Part of what a spy does is recruit contacts, usually through seduction. So, they have to be willing to screw anyone who can help their cause. And so there are scenes of them practicing the art of seduction. Of course, seducing young hotties is not the thing they need to practice at. It is with the sad sacks they have to be willing to turn on the charm and close the deal. One scene is where the male KGB agent, as a young man, has to close the deal with this fat, old man. The knowing look on the fat old man's face is hilarious.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (R+30W)

272 I've never seen one show. Neither has my sister.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:49 PM (qJhUV)

Katherine Heigl?

Smokin' hot, and supposedly such a rancid bitch (in and industry filled with them) that she has difficulty getting work.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (rF0hx)

273 For the sake of completeness, an employee of Rubycon, a Japanese company, left with the (correct) formula and *then* an employee of his new (Chinese) company took off with an incomplete version, missing some chemicals that stabilized the mix and removed water.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (wB8T


Read an account a while back of American soldiers in a hellish Japanese POW camp (were there any other kind?) who thought the war might be turning against their captors, but they wanted hear actual news, so they built some sort of crystal radio receiver, *including a capacitor* for the L-C circuit, from scraps of stuff they could scrounge up. And if they got caught, they would probably be killed.

Their ingenuity was completely amazing.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (qmspf)

274 I miss watching 6 episodes of House in a row.

How can you tell the difference between the episodes? I don't mind watching a House once in a while, but they all run together.

Wait, wasn't that the episode where House is a jerk, treats his workers like trash, pops pills, and misdiagnoses a patient 4 times as they nearly die from his "fix" over and over until the last moment when he cures them?

That hospital would have been shut down from lawsuits and criminal experimentation on patients within a month.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (39g3+)

275 The Lefties have their Half Hour of Hate with Samantha Bee, who is trying to fill the Self-Validation Void created when Jon Stewart hung up his clown nose.

They still plaster social media with "Watch as Samantha Bee DESTROYS (fill in the conservative blank)" but without Stewart they just don't have the enthusiasm

Posted by: kbdabear at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (AOrEZ)

276 What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)




Samantha Stephens: Don't get me started. My husband was always a dick but one day he showed up a lot different. Kind of light in the loafers

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (493sH)

277 "I notice more and more of the liberal news outlets are pulling comment sections from their sites."

And when you consider how many of those comment sections had been 98% enforced-conformity echo chambers in the first place, it really tells you something.

They'd rather have silence than having that vexatious two percent sneaking in any dissenting opinion at all.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (noWW6)

278 Given how much Binyamin Appelbaum and his ilk politically fellated the Sandinistas back in the 1980s, when "The Americans" is set, his reminder is appropriate.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (ujg0T)

279 Leftists gather round the One Eyed Hearth that spins comforting lullabies and fairy tales to them because they own that medium.


We should start a new network for liberals and make a fortune off of it. I've got the name: Woobie TV.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (SRKgf)

280 The first Lionel Jefferson was all pick & no fro.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:56 PM (7HtZB)

281 The Trump Camps will have Jumbotron televisions with loudspeakers to assist in the re-education of the misinformed. Doctrinal programming will be periodically interrupted by episodes of Leave It To Beaver and Have Gun, Will Travel.

Posted by: General Zod at March 15, 2017 02:56 PM (Bdeb0)

282 How can you tell the difference between the episodes? I don't mind watching a House once in a while, but they all run together.

It's NEVER LUPUS!

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 15, 2017 02:56 PM (tVWQB)

283 My dad always said to us when we were kids that television would be the ruination of this nation.

He was right.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 15, 2017 02:56 PM (vg8iE)

284 19 $200 sez she makes him hold the camera

Posted by: MAx at March 15, 2017 02:56 PM (/RZxG)

285 "Norman Lear Center for media and society..."

Meathead Sciences.

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (5JlYa)

286 and exposes you to thoughts, places, ideas, and concepts you might never meet in your life.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:46 PM (39g3+)



And then you come here and discover all kinds of different ones that you violate Rules For Morons Number One and look up and then the pain and the psychic scarring and the glavin . . . .


As far as reading to relax, I think this sums it up nicely for me:

http://bit.ly/2mtoW29

Posted by: alexthechick - rrraaawwwrrr at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (mf5HN)

287 Well, of course. Bruce Jenner watches Botched and Michael Moore watches My 600 lb Life.

Posted by: wth at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (HgMAr)

288
Changed his name to Richard Speck and moved to Chicago. Don't know what happened to him after that.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 15, 2017 02:54 PM (oVJmc)
___________________________

Now that's funny

Posted by: Kudzu King at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (HSmrB)

289 Mission Impossible replaced the underrated Martin Landau with Leonard Nimoy without explanation or logic for a while. Nimoy was good but Landau was brilliant, I'm glad he did Ed Wood to show off his talent for a larger audience finally.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (39g3+)

290 I enjoyed "The Americans".
I lived thru that whole period, actually most of us did, if we are older than 40 or so.
Like I said, the script wrote itself, it's all just history.

Posted by: navybrat at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (w7KSn)

291 When we got rid of satellite TV last summer, I thought there would be serious withdrawal problems. Nope. Every couple of months there's something I might want to watch but the desire is fleeting. The only sport I follow is Nationals baseball and the radio guys do a great job.

We do have the modern version of rabbit ears which get a couple of local channels. The best thing I've seen so far is "Have Gun Will Travel" which is a lot better than I remembered from my youth.

But the amount of reading, Great Courses classes, and music listening is way up and beats the Tube.

Posted by: JTB at March 15, 2017 02:57 PM (V+03K)

292 And when you consider how many of those comment sections had been 98% enforced-conformity echo chambers in the first place, it really tells you something.

The problem from their perspective is that they weren't.

There was a surprising lack of conformity with their editorial line. And that couldn't be tolerated.

Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (TppKb)

293 Katherine Heigl?

Ellen Pompeo

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (qJhUV)

294 Did anyone notice General Mattis is all in on the b.s.
"climate change" is a national security threat. How
much $ is the Defense Dept. going to burn on this
boloney. Is this the tough guy everyone was raving about
a few months ago?

Posted by: Glenn John at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (LilNs)

295 and don't forget to tune in tonight when Transgender Fonzie discusses Trumps 11 year old tax return!

Posted by: wth at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (HgMAr)

296 Didn't one of the girls change in 3's company at one point? I know Charlie's Angels changed but I think they explained that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (39g3+)

297 I hope you will tune in to our new show on the History Channel called "Fur Oil Warriors."

This reality show chronicles the gritty and dangerous job of fur oil harvesters as they tread the backwoods of North America in search of minks, chinchilla, otters, beavers and other animals from which to extract the glands containing the valuable fur oil.

A day in the life of these rough and resourceful fur oil harvesters can swing in a moment from lighthearted banter to a deadly serious encounter with rival harvesters!

I'm narrating the show which is sponsored by my own proprietary line of vaginal fur oil. Check it out!

Posted by: Emma Watson at March 15, 2017 02:59 PM (3OAG2)

298 Still no evidence Trump's 2005 income not mostly from Russia.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (SsblQ)

299 There were two changes on Three's Company.

Chrissy was replaced by her cousin. Can't remember the character's name, but the actress was Jenilee Harrison who was also on Dallas. She was then replaced by Priscilla Barnes who played Terri.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (vg8iE)

300 Ellen Pompeo

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (qJhUV)

Oh...didn't know she was blond. I just thought she had been run over by a lawn mower, judging by the bad plastic surgery.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (rF0hx)

301 289 It was simple,Landau andhis wife demanded more money.(early o he was always listed as a guest star because he wouldn't sign a standard contract like the rest)

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (r/0kC)

302 What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 02:51 PM (qJhUV)


The Cinematic Universe is kind of a squishy dreamland where details change and you have only some kind of hazy memory that something isn't right - but you mostly follow the script anyway.

One of my favorites was a show I didn't watch - Reba - actress Scarlett Pomers left the show for most of a season to be treated for anorexia. When she suddenly returned almost a year later, someone just said "Where ya been?" and she replied "I went to get something to eat."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (wB8Tg)

303 Posted by: Emma Watson at March 15, 2017 02:59 PM (3OAG2)

I heard that photos taken while you were doing a clothes-fitting session have been hacked.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (tVWQB)

304 navybrat: "I lived thru that whole period, actually most of us did, if we are older than 40 or so."

So, essentially, no one here.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (1CroS)

305 From the last thread. We need to repeal the entire The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
On top of banning the incandescent bulb it:
-Increased CAFE standards
-gave away grants for electric cars
-increased conservation requirements for federal fleets
-by 2015 Federal agencies must reduce petroleum consumption by 20% and increase the use of annual alternative fuel by 10% yearly
-New standards and grants for promoting efficiency in government and public institutions. New and renovated federal buildings must reduce fossil fuel use by 55% (from 2003 levels) by 2010, and 80% by 2020. All new federal buildings must be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Along with a whole bunch of other useless shit. it is all full of fail...

Posted by: Timon at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (27k1O)

306 >>>>For Solace and Solidarity in the Trump Age, Liberals Turn the TV Back On
.
.
.Seriously, it's the only thing they have left. I mean they were told from day one that Trump would lose one or two States in the Primary and pull out. That didn't happen so they went with Trump can't win the Primary.

Couple that with the hype the msm was running saying both the House and Senate were in play because Trump would drag everyone down with him and Republicans would be out of power for a generation or more.

When that didn't pan out they started on the Trump has no path to 270 meme. Heck even racheal madcow was touting that line the day before the election. I remember her saying that even if Trump takes every single State that leans Red, he can't possibly win, and she was predicting hillary could win in a potential landslide.

If everything you believe and had been told over and over turned out to be false, what would you do?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsmans at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (le7jz)

307 >>I've only seen a few seasons of Grey's Anatomy but even in those three the same things happen over and over.

Saw a few episodes in season 1 - yikes!!

IRL, the surgeons I've known are the most serious, no BS kind of people ever; incredibly thorough and yet very economical with their time. The idea that surgeons spend their days banging and scheming to bang others in between "Hey, let's try this crazy, un-tested new procedure, and then spend hours hanging out and chatting with the patient and their family about interpersonal stuff!" moments is as hilarious as it is frightening.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (NOIQH)

308 Space 1999: Dropped Alan and picked up Tony. Did Alan takeover Tony's garbage duty assignment on the farside of Moonbase Alpha?



I mean where did they come from? They are hurtling through space after being blown out of earth orbit and these new guys keep showing up.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (Q5kE6)

309 I watch very little TV, something between 2 hours a week and maybe 4 or 5 if we see something we like. But I like to have something to watch regularly with my wife. We watched all of Mad Men, which we liked, but it took about 7 months to do it and basically watching nothing else. We watched all of The Crown. But now we watch basically nothing again because nothing seems worth watching. Unlike Ace, I would like a show worth watching for, say, 1 hour three or four times a week.

Posted by: chris not rock at March 15, 2017 03:02 PM (dX5s2)

310 299 Yeah,but thy at least explained why.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:02 PM (r/0kC)

311 256 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy
Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night was never heard from
again.

What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.

---

And why did Andy send Ellie Walker to the curb and start schtumping Helen Crump? ... I wanted to put a baby in Ellie way before I knew how.

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 15, 2017 03:03 PM (5JlYa)

312 early on he was always listed as a guest star because he wouldn't sign a standard contract like the rest

I always wondered about that. He struck me as a real actor, a stage guy who was a cut above the rest (although Peter Graves was really good, too). Sounds like maybe he thought so too, too much so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:03 PM (39g3+)

313 All new federal buildings must be carbon-neutral by 2030.
----------------------------------------
That seems reasonable. After all, the Constitution forbids the establishment of state carbon.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 15, 2017 03:03 PM (SsblQ)

314 Posted by: Undocumented at March 15, 2017 03:00 PM (SsblQ)

=======

Still no evidence you are not beating your partner, either.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 15, 2017 03:03 PM (MRZ/C)

315 That hospital would have been shut down from lawsuits and criminal experimentation on patients within a month.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (39g3+)


--------------


But the patients are always so thankful. It was always a beautiful scene.

What? You did radical neurosurgery on me to cure my raging toe fungus? You're fucking brilliant, Dr. House.

Posted by: Soona at March 15, 2017 03:03 PM (p+N+Y)

316 i'm digging reading. glad i've made this a habit.
Posted by: ace at March 15, 2017 02:42 PM (8rNrN)


Kindle Unlimited with Audible Narration.

Read, then audiobook, then read, then audiobook, kills books flat dead in two days.

I'm lovin' it.

Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (TppKb)

317 39 minutes to see if the Dutch have commited suicide

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (2x9LM)

318 I mean where did they come from? They are hurtling through space after being blown out of earth orbit and these new guys keep showing up.

Yeah, Space:1999 was a pretty well done, and interesting sci fi series, except for the problem with how you do plots on a barren rock flying through space... it was odd.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (39g3+)

319 Didn't one of the girls change in 3's company at one point? I know Charlie's Angels changed but I think they explained that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:58 PM (39g3+)


Yes, the explanation was that they fired my ass because I demanded way too much money.

After which my career went down the crapper.

Posted by: Farah Fawcett-Majors at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (qmspf)

320 308 Yeah,season 2 they just changed with no explanations.Like a different show.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (r/0kC)

321 Other shows like CSI start out with fairly noble
people but then in the interest of "give me an interesting story arc I
can get my teeth into and show my acting chops" every character is
turned into an unlikable scuz with 50 skeletons in their closet until
you don't care for any of them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:53 PM (39g3+)


CSI: Miami was the worst for this. EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER on that show was either a crook, related to a crook, friends with a crook, or had family who was involved with crooks. It was hilarious. It didn't matter what the big case was on any given week, because it was almost a guarantee that SOMEONE in the cast would have someone in their immediate circle of friends and family who was directly or indirectly involved.

BOSS DUDE: "We've got a body down by the pier, near the fishing boats. Johnny, doesn't your cousin work on a fishing boat?"


JOHNNY: "What? Uh, no. I don't think so." (internally: *Cousin Skippy works on the fishing boats, and he didn't come to Auntie Gloria's birthday party last night... But I'm sure it's nothing, so I won't say anything*)

(fast forward to the end of the episode)

COUSIN SKIPPY: (in tears as he's put in handcuffs) Is it really going to be okay, Johnny?


JOHNNY: (brave face) You did the right thing by coming forward, Skippy. Now the Bad Men who killed the Innocent Woman are going to go to prison for a long time. You'll get a light sentence for obstructing justice and falsifying evidence because you're a Good Person, and you've Learned Your Lesson. I knew you could do it, buddy.

COUSIN SKIPPY: Thanks, Johnny.

(End episode)

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit & Vaginassassin, aka Beth at March 15, 2017 03:05 PM (4df7R)

322 319 Umm,different blond.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:05 PM (r/0kC)

323 The Holy Church of MUH SHOWS.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at March 15, 2017 03:05 PM (oZ6kz)

324 How can you tell the difference between the episodes? I don't mind watching a House once in a while, but they all run together.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 02:55 PM (39g3+)


I can't remember if it was the Fourth First Season or the Fifth First Season that was the best.

It was well-written, as a drama, but that show was a walking, talking incarnation of Gell-Mann Amnesia.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:05 PM (wB8Tg)

325 "There is one episode about how they stole the plans for an American
submarine which are then used to build a Soviet one. Thing was, the
plans were phony, so the Soviet sub sinks with all hands aboard. And
then they rail against the killer Reagan. He's to blame for those
deaths."

In reality, one of the huge intelligence coups of the Reagan years was allowing Soviet operatives to covertly purchase natural gas pumps from a front company, even though their intent had been discerned. (Soviet industry couldn't reliably manufacture such things.)

The microcontroller firmware was rigged. After a certain number of months in service, it would begin to ignore overpressure sensor readings while increasing pump output.

What resulted was perhaps the largest non-nuclear explosion in history, that caused significant damage to the USSR's internal natural gas pipeline network. And by corollary, to the Soviet economy as a whole.

Then, on top of this, but of the Soviets' own devising... Chernobyl.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 03:06 PM (noWW6)

326 After which my career went down the crapper.
Posted by: Farah Fawcett-Majors


We'll always have The Burning Bed and Logan's Run, baby.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:06 PM (39g3+)

327 Ah, fudgepops. Pooky's been calling me all day since his psychiatrist (the one who over-prescribed Ambien, screwed up Pooky's PT waiver, was rude to me while Pooky was in the ICU, and has canceled critical appointments) is trying to railroad him into an administrative discharge. The base mental health clinic is not following its own basic procedures and Pooky's paying the price for it. I can't have him wind up in the hospital again, but that's where Mental Health might send him today.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (ar2KI)

328 Yeah,season 2 they just changed with no explanations.Like a different show.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (r/0kC)




Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Tell me about it. And the worst was they got rid of Pamela Hensley to boot!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (493sH)

329 Forgot all about Chuck Cunningham, probably out to the corner drug dealer and well disappeared if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Skip at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (GPaiX)

330 *Puts on shades*

*Stares into the distance*

Posted by: David Caruso at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (OwdyX)

331 312 Season 1 was with a different team leader.Peter Graves started in season 2.Again with no explanation of where the previous gu went.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (r/0kC)

332 Yeah,season 2 they just changed with no explanations.Like a different show.

Like Buck Rogers, although from what I understand, the writer's strike forced them to use old scripts from another, unused crappy sci fi show and shoehorn Buck into it somehow. So we got hawk guy and a planet with Satan on it and that stupid ship.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (39g3+)

333 328 Yep,same thing.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (r/0kC)

334 >>COUSIN SKIPPY: Thanks, Johnny.
(End episode)


Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit Vaginassassin, aka Beth



If you want to laugh, Bing the Red Eye episode w/Rob Zombie - he talks about the time he guest-directed CSI Miami. Heh.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (NOIQH)

335 The book "The Brain that Changes Itself" (something I've wanted to buy for my research) is 15$ on Kindle. (Yet 11$ in paperback?!?)

The documentary is free, included with my Prime membership.

Sigh.

I despair for literacy.

Posted by: Oschisms at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (ZsN9X)

336 >>>>306 Seriously, it's the only thing they have left. I mean they were told from day one that Trump would lose one or two States in the Primary and pull out. That didn't happen so they went with Trump can't win the Primary.

Couple that with the hype the msm was running saying both the House and Senate were in play because Trump would drag everyone down with him and Republicans would be out of power for a generation or more.

When that didn't pan out they started on the Trump has no path to 270 meme. Heck even racheal madcow was touting that line the day before the election. I remember her saying that even if Trump takes every single State that leans Red, he can't possibly win, and she was predicting hillary could win in a potential landslide.

If everything you believe and had been told over and over turned out to be false, what would you do?
Posted by: The Great White Scotsmans at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (le7jz)

----

"TV lied to me! / What's on TV tonight?"

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (5JlYa)

337 bicentennialguy: "There were two changes on Three's Company."

The show was really all John Ritter and to a lesser extent, Norman Fell. Everything else was pretty much interchangeable. DeWitt was good but not essential either. And Somers really screwed up by not extending her contract. She became an afterthought in the industry after she overvalued herself.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (1CroS)

338 If everything you believe and had been told over and over turned out to be false, what would you do?


Posted by: The Great White Scotsmans at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (le7jz)

Cut off my man bun, strip down, and hang myself from the nearest lamp post.
It really is incredible - after all the warnings over eight years about the media gaslighting people, how obama was lying to them, you were going to see price increases, and you weren't going to get to keep your plan - that they did not listen to one single thing, opting instead to attempt to silence voices of reason with cries of "racism!"What useful sheep.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 15, 2017 03:09 PM (GX63o)

339 332 The writers strike only delayed it,the change was intended.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078579/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:09 PM (r/0kC)

340 "All new federal buildings must be carbon-neutral by 2030."

I'm okay with keeping draconian carbon mandates for federal buildings, and in fact with radically accelerating the schedule.

Air conditioning of buildings in the Potomac basin in August? Oh, no, that won't be allowed any longer. It might hurt the Erf. The members of the federal mandarinate will just have to tough it out.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (noWW6)

341 322 319 Umm,different blond.
Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:05 PM (r/0kC)


Are you kidding? They replaced me with Cheryl Ladd without missing a beat. I didn't realize I was so disposable.

Posted by: Farah Fawcett-Majors at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (qmspf)

342 Like Buck Rogers, although from what I understand, the writer's strike forced them to use old scripts from another, unused crappy sci fi show and shoehorn Buck into it somehow. So we got hawk guy and a planet with Satan on it and that stupid ship.

Hey, but we got to watch Sarek take off his head in one of those episodes, so yay.

My understanding was that Gil Gerard was frustrated with the season one format and had been agitating for more "serious" sci fi, hence the format change. And hence, we were all gifted with Hawkman.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (eytER)

343 Roll Call, despite supposed love of twitter, takes a shit in a tweet.

Posted by: Dang at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (8b+oT)

344 Libs love TV, it's where all the evil villains are white Christian businessmen and/or out of control police.
The hero is the Gay, lesbian, TG, black female of Mexican descent. the loving couple are the two gay men who are parenting role models.
TV society has perfect diversity and no problems that can't be solved in 42 minutes.
My TV watching collapsed when Justified and Sons of Anarchy ended their runs.

Posted by: standfast24 at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (PNFIr)

345
What happened to the tAx ReTuRn story??

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 15, 2017 03:11 PM (MCtb9)

346 I liked CSI okay, I enjoyed the first few seasons of CSI New York quite a bit, but I just couldn't even ever make it through a single episode of CSI Miami. The last one I tried to watch had a knife fight on top of a roof in like Bogota or something. it was like a Mad Magazine parody of its self.

What's frustrating to me is that I really liked David Caruso from stuff like Mad Dog & Grace and King of New York, before. And he was just awful in CSI Miami.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:11 PM (39g3+)

347 Kindle Unlimited with Audible Narration.

Read, then audiobook, then read, then audiobook, kills books flat dead in two days.

I'm lovin' it.
Posted by: JEM at March 15, 2017 03:04 PM (TppKb)


Podcasts too. Some come in daily or weekly 30 minute snackies, others are 5 hour epics that come out quarterly. I'm a sucker for history, so I do the Mike Duncan weekly Revolutions series and Dan Carlin's Hardcore History doorstops. Duncan also has the History of Rome series, which actually takes longer to listen to than the entire rise and fall of Rome itself.

Duncan's are all free to download, while Carlin keeps the last dozen or so free; the back catalog is like $2 per episode. Good stuff to listen to while commuting or doing housework.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 15, 2017 03:11 PM (8nWyX)

348 What about Lionel on The Jeffersons. One left one day, and a different one came back. And George and Weezy never even noticed.


Weezy noticed. She just didn't say nothin.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at March 15, 2017 03:11 PM (ZGlQ9)

349 336
"TV lied to me! / What's on TV tonight?"
Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (5JlYa)

=================

"Wow, this article in The New York Times about a subject that I am an expert in is rife with errors. It's so laughably wrong. Oh well, I'm sure this article on economics is gospel."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 03:12 PM (GrpW6)

350 Anyone else addicted to watching Midsomer Murders on Netflic?

Posted by: IC at March 15, 2017 03:12 PM (a0IVu)

351 We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical.
Gosh, I'm OLD!

Posted by: Strobe at March 15, 2017 03:12 PM (gbWkA)

352 "Pooky's been calling me all day since his psychiatrist (the one who
over-prescribed Ambien, screwed up Pooky's PT waiver, was rude to me
while Pooky was in the ICU, and has canceled critical appointments) is
trying to railroad him into an administrative discharge."

Even people in sound mental health shouldn't be on Ambien.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 15, 2017 03:12 PM (noWW6)

353 "All new federal buildings must be carbon-neutral by 2030."

Federal employees are carbon-based.


Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 03:12 PM (Q5kE6)

354 My understanding was that Gil Gerard was frustrated with the season one format and had been agitating for more "serious" sci fi, hence the format change. And hence, we were all gifted with Hawkman.

Posted by: VA GOP Sucks at March 15, 2017 03:10 PM (eytER)



What's more serious then Pamela Hensley in skimpy outfits?!?!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 03:13 PM (493sH)

355 Neither one of the girls on 3's Company were nearly as pretty as they were presented as being and how people acted. Kinda like Kill Bill where the actors with a straight face have to pretend Uma Thurmond is the most beautiful girl that has ever lived.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:13 PM (39g3+)

356 Don't watch much TV, episodic or otherwise, mainly American Pickers and sports...

Don't read much anymore, mainly sheet music and a little news, that's it.

Been so slammed at work my reading consists of hours of proposals followed by sleep.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 15, 2017 03:13 PM (3Xxpy)

357 232 Whatever happened to Chuck Cunningham, the oldest sibling on "Happy Days"? He went out to shoot hoops one night & was never heard from again. And the cast just carried on as if he never existed. I was always a little weirded out by that.
Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 02:45 PM (7HtZB)

----

And did "Bonanza" offer any explanation about what happened to big brother Adam (Pernell Roberts) after he bailed on the series? Was he killed off? Moved back east?

Posted by: Slo-Pitch Whiffer at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (5JlYa)

358 Air conditioning of buildings in the Potomac basin in August? Oh, no,
that won't be allowed any longer. It might hurt the Erf. The members of
the federal mandarinate will just have to tough it out.

Not a big deal. So many federal employees will have quit to protest Trump by then that it won't effect that many people.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (qJhUV)

359 Most of my TV "watching" consists of leaving the "Escape" channel on broadcast on in the background while I do something else.

It's for chicks, so there's always a true crime show on. TV is dumbed down enough that they always say the important things twice. Thus, I can read a history of the Hoover Dam and also hear about some chick offering some dude some cash to kill her husband. (And a vague promise of "some sex" later.)

Posted by: Oschisms at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (ZsN9X)

360 Anyone else addicted to watching Midsomer Murders on Netflic?

My friend loves them but he does joke about how such a small population in rural England can possibly sustain that many murders.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (39g3+)

361 The Golden Girls reboot will star Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and Janet Reno's corpse in an iron lung. Co-starring Maxine Waters as, "The Help."

Posted by: Dang at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (8b+oT)

362 I just can't watch tv much anymore.

I try but I just can't do it. It's all too stupid or depressing or both.

I just watch Fox Business News and yell and listen to my pulse pound like a kettle drum in my head.

Posted by: Mortimer - FINISH HER ! at March 15, 2017 03:15 PM (Q5kE6)

363 And did "Bonanza" offer any explanation about what happened to big brother Adam (Pernell Roberts) after he bailed on the series? Was he killed off? Moved back east?

Him and Hop Sing were a bit too cozy, if ya know what I mean. Had to drop him down a mine shaft. We don't talk about it.

Posted by: Hoss Cunningham at March 15, 2017 03:15 PM (39g3+)

364 360,My friend loves them but he does joke about how such a small population in rural England can possibly sustain that many murders.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:14 PM (39g3+)
Heh, ya. And they are such lovely tranquil countrysides too. But I am totally hooked.

Posted by: IC at March 15, 2017 03:15 PM (a0IVu)

365 Cylons ! I want to see more old school Cylons!

Posted by: Strobe at March 15, 2017 03:15 PM (gbWkA)

366 People have to pretend Drew Barrymore is hot.

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 03:15 PM (qUNWi)

367 Been watching Three's Company on the gay network, like the early ones much better

Posted by: Skip at March 15, 2017 03:16 PM (GPaiX)

368 Like Buck Rogers, although from what I understand, the writer's strike forced them to use old scripts from another, unused crappy sci fi show and shoehorn Buck into it somehow. So we got hawk guy and a planet with Satan on it and that stupid ship.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:08 PM (39g3+)


That happens a *lot*. If anyone remembers the 2-season War of The Worlds series, same thing. It was Season 3 for Andromeda.

It seems they either die young, change course and die, or just keep going.

Not too many change radically and keep going. Like that change is a sign something is too wrong, either with staff or the idea.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:16 PM (wB8Tg)

369 331 312 Season 1 was with a different team leader.Peter Graves started in season 2.Again with no explanation of where the previous gu went.
Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (r/0kC)


Here's the "real world" explanation of why Steven Hill, who went on to play the old fart prosecutor on Law and Order, left the MI cast:

Though the series lasted seven seasons, Hill was not pleased with his role because he refused to abide by the production schedule that required working on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, being an Orthodox Jew. Hill was fired after 1 season, and was replaced in the series by Peter Graves.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 03:16 PM (qmspf)

370 People have to pretend Drew Barrymore is hot.

I always thought she was cute and fun, that girl that hangs out with the guys and everyone likes but they all lust after her friend Lucy Liu

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 15, 2017 03:17 PM (39g3+)

371 357 Yes,Adam went to sea as a mrchant seaman.Seriously,it was what his dad was before moving West.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:17 PM (r/0kC)

372 Nood

Posted by: eleven at March 15, 2017 03:17 PM (qUNWi)

373 If you criticized the overrated pothead for his assasination joke, you don't love hip hop?

Um......ok.

Maybe it was a "daring act of defiance" on Rubio's part

Posted by: Tradd at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (GSJcT)

374 @344 - You forgot the cadre of swarthy, shifty Middle Eastern men who, in reality, are there to stop the right-wing white terrorists in the heartland.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (vg8iE)

375 Him and Hop Sing were a bit too cozy, if ya know what I mean. Had to drop him down a mine shaft. We don't talk about it.

I heard he went to San Francisco and became a male stripper.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (qJhUV)

376 369 Yeah,and supposedly he was also an asshole.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (r/0kC)

377 Local AM talk guy revisiting Al Capone's Vaults in order to make even more fun of Maddow. LOL.

Posted by: josephistan at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (7HtZB)

378 MASH dumped off characters, but usually told they were killed off.

Posted by: Skip at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (GPaiX)

379 Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 03:07 PM (ar2KI)

I'm sorry you have to go through this. Is there no one there on his side/your side you can talk to? Sounds like the guy in charge is just pushing for a preconceived ending that gets work off his plate.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (wB8Tg)

380 nood.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (qmspf)

381 I notice more and more of the liberal news outlets are pulling comment sections from their sites.


Posted by: Agent Cooper at March 15, 2017 02:29 PM

The phenomenon is certainly not restricted to liberal sites. Plenty of establishment conservative news sites and blogs are afraid of their readers being smarter than they are.

Posted by: Paolo at March 15, 2017 03:19 PM (S2VsH)

382 Yes,Adam went to sea as a mrchant seaman.Seriously,it was what his dad was before moving West.

Posted by: steevy at March 15, 2017 03:17 PM (r/0kC)



Adam moved West? Did he tell Alfred?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 15, 2017 03:21 PM (493sH)

383 I'm sorry you have to go through this. Is there
no one there on his side/your side you can talk to? Sounds like the guy
in charge is just pushing for a preconceived ending that gets work off
his plate.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:18 PM (wB8Tg)

His commander is on his side and has said that he's going to fight to keep Pooky in the AF, so an administrative discharge is most likely not going to happen. He's also not a fan of this psychiatrist.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 03:22 PM (ar2KI)

384 MeTV and the Hallmark Channel.
Mrs. Athens rather likes "When Calls the Heart" and, admittedly, so do I.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 15, 2017 03:23 PM (bGG6f)

385 He's also not a fan of this psychiatrist.

Posted by: pookysgirl at March 15, 2017 03:22 PM (ar2KI)


Sounds like there's a reason for that!

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at March 15, 2017 03:24 PM (wB8Tg)

386

I endured the new Black 24...it is so full of SJW it has more SJW than action...

And it is so fucking stupid it is amazing.

Jack Bauer could carry the stupidity, but that stupidity was pretty mild next to what they have going on this new one.

And the black Jack is like some dumb hip hop dude who is marble mouthed...with a brother in the projects who deals drugs.

The show is total SJW and could have been written by that moron Obama.

Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at March 15, 2017 03:24 PM (qrRwK)

387 Reading this biography of him [Lincoln] creates more and more distaste within me for the creatures we have in DC today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at March 15, 2017 02:43 PM (GrpW6)

There doesn't seem to be any depth or substance to these people--the glitterati who comprise the political and cultural elites nowadays. Take Obama, for example: can anyone imagine a single day in his life where he ever--even once--worked with his hands or read Epictetus for fun?

Posted by: troyriser at March 15, 2017 03:25 PM (Fw5cQ)

388 I endured the new Black 24...it is so full of SJW it has more SJW than action...

Mrs. Muse and I gave up after 2 episodes.

Aside from the SJWness, all of the plot complications were just so contrived and manufactured, it was unwatchable.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at March 15, 2017 03:27 PM (qmspf)

389 Skip: "Been watching Three's Company on the gay network, like the early ones much better"

I think that's pretty much universal. Once an original cast has been imprinted, and once the novelty wears off, interest declines. Unless it's a cartoon, the lifespan for most productions are going to be pretty short.

My best example would be M*A*S*H. No replacement character ever outpaced an original, and the series really wore you down with forced, gatling-gun paced comedy and bludgeoning supermorality. I can still sorta enjoy the Trapper John/Henry Blake era, but once they left, I simply cringe. I learned to hate the show as it approached its sunset. It, like most, simply wore out its welcome. The exception that proves the rule: Seinfeld. It was a fine wine.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at March 15, 2017 03:29 PM (1CroS)

390 I haven't cut the cable because of baseball. And the occasional movie on TMC.

The only shows I now watch regularly are Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld. I never used to like Gutfeld but I'm warming up to him.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 15, 2017 03:34 PM (ZM2xo)

391 The idea that surgeons spend their days banging and scheming to bang others in between "Hey, let's try this crazy, un-tested new procedure, and then spend hours hanging out and chatting with the patient and their family about interpersonal stuff!" moments is as hilarious as it is frightening.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 15, 2017 03:01 PM (NOIQH)


Heh heh. In my experience the surgeon comes in when you're awake but still groggy. He says some things you can't really understand on account of the anesthesia, then he leaves and you never see him again. Eventually the cobwebs clear and your family tells you what he said.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 15, 2017 03:35 PM (Xuv2G)

392 My best example would be M*A*S*H. No replacement character ever outpaced an original, and the series really wore you down with forced, gatling-gun paced comedy and bludgeoning supermorality. I can still sorta enjoy the Trapper John/Henry Blake era, but once they left, I simply cringe."

When they made Hot Lips into a sympathetic character and Hawkeye went all '70's male, it got ridiculous.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at March 15, 2017 03:36 PM (ZM2xo)

393 Snatch back your brains, zombies! Snatch it back and hold it.

Posted by: Leader of the Lo-Tecs, who resembles Ice T at March 15, 2017 03:46 PM (ndGCC)

394 Klinger and the dress jokes were funny.
The rest not so much.
Always thought it would be poetic justice to have the cast killed by NK special forces.
Except Klinger. He escapes by stabbing three NK's with his stilettos and choking one to death with his bra.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 15, 2017 03:46 PM (bGG6f)

395 Lena Dunham has been weighed in the balance and found wanting, wanting an XL pizza with everything on it.

Posted by: If The Lena Dunham Bible Ever Gets Published at March 15, 2017 03:52 PM (ndGCC)

396 How about a cartoon of a drone attack on snoop dog?

Posted by: torabora at March 15, 2017 04:06 PM (GKzTO)

397 Good, let all of them watch t.v.; we'll read and write.

Posted by: m at March 15, 2017 04:06 PM (3jGss)

398

Col Flagg was a riot on that show.

I pulled up an episode with him on it recently...that guy was funny.


Posted by: Rev Dr E Buzzy at March 15, 2017 04:11 PM (qrRwK)

399 >>>10 Conservatives now only watch TV as oppo research
Posted by: zombie at March 15, 2017 02:12 PM (DQ4Fv)

Exactly. A window into their awful lives and schemes.
Years ago--pre-internet--I moved out of state and registered as a D just to see what they'd send me in the mail. I couldn't believe how openly awful they were.

Posted by: m at March 15, 2017 04:12 PM (3jGss)

400 I never watched an episode of "The West Wing." Did it have any redeeming qualities?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at March 15, 2017 04:16 PM (wTGpn)

401 >>>27 I'll bet they're just waiting for us to do another video.
Just waiting
Waiting
Waiting for us
For us
To do another video
Another video
Video
Posted by: Washed Up Stars of the 80's and 90's at March 15, 2017 02:13 PM (qJhUV)

SNORT!

Posted by: m at March 15, 2017 04:19 PM (3jGss)

402 Yes, The Americans in its fifth season. Been watching from the start. Good show but I keep hoping the spies will get caught. Kind'a ironic, it'd be the end of a good show, but dang...catch them spies!!!

Posted by: Ed at March 15, 2017 04:31 PM (F26eZ)

403 "Rubio, despite supposed love of hip-hop, critical of scene showing Snoop pulling a gun on Trump clown"

Rubio, despite supposed love of water, flushes toilet.

Rubio, despite supposed love of America, admits the existence of other countries.

Rubio, despite supposed love of Florida, fails to outlaw Canadians.

Rubio, despite supposed love of Cuba, won't visit there.

Media, despite supposed love of truth and democracy, keep Leg-Humping their Boyfriend's shinbone on the front lawn of the Ayatollah-Bunker, a mere two miles from the White House, while local children flee in horror as neighbors try to separate them with garden hoses.

Posted by: Geraldo Rivera at March 15, 2017 05:12 PM (Ndje9)

404
Universal Church of the Holy Cathode Ray?
More like Universal Church of the Holy Flickering LEDS.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 15, 2017 06:36 PM (ocw+t)

405 In The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, the world's most proven writer of speculative fiction, Philip K. Dick, imagined dreadfully dull life on Mars where people would escape by taking hallucinogens and hallucinate stories about these Barbie and Ken dolls--Yes, Dick predicted libs and West Wing.

Posted by: Axeman at March 15, 2017 09:04 PM (JhE5a)

406 Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 15, 2017 03:46 PM (bGG6f)
---
Nice to see I'm not alone in my under-appreciation of M*A*S*H.

Somewhat near Cheers in formulaic set-up punch lines. And Alda is often insufferable.

Posted by: Axeman at March 15, 2017 09:09 PM (JhE5a)

407 I stopped watching TV after I figured out what Marshall McLuhan was talking about.

Posted by: pawn at March 15, 2017 09:19 PM (CQzD3)

408 'Roll Call', despite supposed love of cinema, critical of scene showing innocent people getting killed in 'Faces of Death'.

Posted by: Disinterested party at March 15, 2017 11:35 PM (l+c7t)

409 Hey, I like the Americans! On the Hinkley shooting Reagan:"They didn't tell us Kruschev was dead for six weeks!"

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