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MsJudi

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Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:04pm

 CoffeeGirl wrote:


I can't stand it anymore.... I get the small tic in my left eye when it is on.
 
{#Lol}

I started to feel that way about Disney movies when M was little. Cosby was right- all a parent really wants is quiet.

DD redgiff

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Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:02pm

I got rid of my tv 7 years ago for the obvious reasons : damn things rot your mind.

Put it out on the curb with a for free sign on it.

I was instantly happier and never regretted the decision.

Also, in 7 years, I have saved around $4,200  ( $50 a month for cabel x 7 years ).
Then again....I don't feel deprived. You can watch ANYTHING you want on the computer anyway. On demand without paying the cable company usurious fees. The difference it is a conscious choice. Not a mind numbing drone in the background.


CoffeeGirl

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Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:00pm

 mem_313 wrote:

blasphamy!

i laugh like a hyena when spongebob is on. I am a dolt. {#Stupid}

 

I can't stand it anymore.... I get the small tic in my left eye when it is on.  Thankfully we can usually negotiate and he'll put on Avatar...now *that's* a cool show.  IMHO
mem_313

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Location: Beachside, Paradise
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:58pm

 CoffeeGirl wrote:


Exactly!  and boy I love the sound of this house when Spongebob is not blathering in the background!

 
blasphamy!

i laugh like a hyena when spongebob is on. I am a dolt. {#Stupid}
CoffeeGirl

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Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:54pm

 MsJudi wrote:

Forcible boycotting. {#Lol}

 

Exactly!  and boy I love the sound of this house when Spongebob is not blathering in the background!
MsJudi

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Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:52pm

 CoffeeGirl wrote:
CoffeeBoy is boycotting tv - but only because he's grounded!  LOL

 
Forcible boycotting. {#Lol}
CoffeeGirl

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Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:51pm

CoffeeBoy is boycotting tv - but only because he's grounded!  LOL
winter

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Location: in exile, as always
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:50pm

For me it's a medium: boycotting it would be like boycotting cassette tapes, or hardcovers, or unlined paper. There's plenty of dreck out there, but there's gold among the garbage.

Of course, your mileage may vary.


MsJudi

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Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:50pm

 katzendogs wrote:

I'm a sucka for that too. but there is a no-way screaming the background. Coming Ma!
 
{#Lol}

mem_313

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Location: Beachside, Paradise
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:46pm

cable is exploitation. I miss the discovery channel, bravo, tcm, and a few others. But life is a lot more interactive without it. I was sad to have missed the olympics. But once I become more internet savvy i think that I will find the info I am missing on the TV.


cookinlover

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Location: Auckland, New Zealand (former Boston native and Atlanta transplant)
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:46pm

 manbirdexperiment wrote:
I didn't watch andy of mayberry once a long time ago - i forget why

 
I missed an episode of Mr. Ed once when I was 8. I`ve never been the same since then.

katzendogs

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Location: Pasadena ,Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:42pm

MsJudi wrote:
It's a shame too- the picture quality of those huge flat-panel screens is droolingly gorgeous.


I'm a sucka for that too. but there is a no-way screaming the background. Coming Ma!

MsJudi

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Location: Houston, TX
Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:30pm

We haven't boycotted, we still watch Heroes, The Science Channel and a few Food Network shows (those are for me- I admit it: I'm addicted to the competition shows), but early this year in an effort to reduce our "latte factor" (donthca love/hate buzzphrases?), we dumped all the pay cable services. We miss Weeds and I've been wishing I could watch True Blood, but other than that, I haven't regretted the decision. Unless cable goes way down in price and TV programming improves a metric f*ckton, I don't think we'll be very motivated to spend much time in front of the tube. It's a shame too- the picture quality of those huge flat-panel screens is droolingly gorgeous.
katzendogs

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Location: Pasadena ,Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:29pm

manbirdexperiment wrote:
I didn't watch andy of mayberry once a long time ago - i forget why


you had the shit's that night. it was the brownies.

BillJ

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Location: just far enough away from NYC
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:27pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

They need to make an episode where it turns out to be lupus. {#Lol}

 
or do you mean Lupins?



Manbird

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Location: La Villa Toscana
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:22pm

I didn't watch andy of mayberry once a long time ago - i forget why
Red_Dragon

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Location: Dumbf*ckistan


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:21pm

 Xeric wrote:

Jesus, Dave—it's NEVER lupus!

(And I don't even watch House!)  {#Lol}

 
They need to make an episode where it turns out to be lupus. {#Lol}
BillJ

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Location: just far enough away from NYC
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:19pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

Do they have lupus?
 
You need a plot? we have a plot, but not that kind of plot.

Xeric

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Location: Montana
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:19pm

 oldslabsides wrote:

Do they have lupus?
 
Jesus, Dave—it's NEVER lupus!

(And I don't even watch House!)  {#Lol}
katzendogs

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Location: Pasadena ,Texas
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 7:17pm

Good for putting me to sleep at night and light 9no sound) in the morning. I have cable for Ma. DSL for me. Its win-win.
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