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Sean-E-Sean

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Posted: Jan 13, 2009 - 7:46pm

...because everything worth watching can be 'borrowed' off het innernets...
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Posted: Jan 13, 2009 - 7:44pm

 ytrav24 wrote:

This is one of my favorite bands I first listened to them in 95 but I haven't heard this song, very powerful.
 
It's from the album 10,000 Days

DD redgiff

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Location: Havre de Grace, Maryland
Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 13, 2009 - 7:43pm

I quit watching tv over 8 years ago because i live in a small town with limited service. Then the cable companies came alone and tried to charge me electric rates for a basic connection. So I tole 'em all to fuck right off.
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Posted: Jan 13, 2009 - 7:39pm

Eye on the TV
'cause tragedy thrills me
Whatever flavor it happens to be

Like:
"Killed by the husband" ...
"Drowned by the ocean" ...
"Shot by his own son" ...
"She used a poison in his tea,
Then (she) kissed him goodbye"
That's my kind of story
It's no fun til someone dies.

Don't look me at like I am a monster
Frown out your one face, but with the other (you)
Stare like a junkie into the TV
Stare like a zombie while the mother holds her child,
Watches him die,
Hands to the sky cryin "why, oh why?"

Cause I need to watch things die from a distance
Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies
You all need it too - don't lie.

Why can't we just admit it?
Why can't we just admit it?
We won't give pause until the blood is flowin'
Neither the brave nor bold
Nor brightest of stories told
We won't give pause until the blood is flowin'

I need to watch things die from a good safe distance
Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies
You all feel the same so why can't we just admit it?

Blood like rain fallin' down
Drum on grave and ground

Part vampire, part warrior,
Carnivore and voyeur
Stare at the transmittal.
Sing to the death rattle.

La, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie (x4)

Credulous at best
Your desire to believe in
Angels in the hearts of men.
But pull your head on out (of) your hippie haze
And give a listen
Shouldn't have to say it all again

The universe is hostile
So impersonal
Devour to survive
So it is, so it's always been ...

We all feed on tragedy.
It's like blood to a vampire.

Vicariously, I live while the whole world dies
Much better you than I.

~Tool


Goodnight Friend


mzpro5

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Location: Budda'spet, Hungry
Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 8:18am

 Alafia wrote:

Sounds extremely expensive.
I think I'd rather take a trip to Europe or Hawaii...

I would like to see your system though (I AM a gear-wienie, after all...)

 
It is a bit pricey, It's taken about 5 years and I probably have about 12K invested in equipment alone, doesn't count the 1300 CD's and 200 movies I have.  I lost the travel bug about 8 years ago. And the equipment I have is going to last for a good long time.

Of course if I wasn't single and no kids I could never have afforded it all.  It has become a bit of a disease.  {#Lol}
Alafia

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Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 8:08am

 mzpro5 wrote:

I think I am the exception in the RP universe.  Audio and home theater are my hobbies and I am an all out TV junkie.  Plenty of junk on, yeah, but that's what a remote and changing the channels is all about, it's like saying I won't read anymore because there are tons of trashy romance novels on the shelves..

Commercials?  Haven't watched any for 3 years since I got a DVR. 

Run a 50" plasma with HD DirecTV hooked up to a surround sound system with an Outlaw 990/7700 pre/pro amp combo and SVS MTS-1 speaker system.  Have a Sony BDP S550 blu ray player. CD player, Squezzebox and several other compnents.

If you really want to experience good TV and home theater stop by my place.  {#Wink}

 
Sounds extremely expensive.
I think I'd rather take a trip to Europe or Hawaii...

I would like to see your system though (I AM a gear-wienie, after all...)


ScopArch

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 8:08am

Laptop + Netflix = Happy!
mzpro5

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Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 8:04am

 peyotecoyote wrote:


I used to love television for winding down at night before going to bed, but the commercials, especially at this time of the year, are so blaringly in-your-face, that I find them to be an assault on the senses.  Now I just set the timer to record programming that either I know I love to watch or that I may find interesting and go with that. 

 
I think I am the exception in the RP universe.  Audio and home theater are my hobbies and I am an all out TV junkie.  Plenty of junk on, yeah, but that's what a remote and changing the channels is all about, it's like saying I won't read anymore because there are tons of trashy romance novels on the shelves..

Commercials?  Haven't watched any for 3 years since I got a DVR. 

Run a 50" plasma with HD DirecTV hooked up to a surround sound system with an Outlaw 990/7700 pre/pro amp combo and SVS MTS-1 speaker system.  Have a Sony BDP S550 blu ray player. CD player, Squezzebox and several other compnents.

If you really want to experience good TV and home theater stop by my place.  {#Wink}
peyotecoyote

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Location: London, Ontario


Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 7:32am

 Alafia wrote:

1.  90% of programming is crap for retards.
2.  It's a waste of time; I have more fun and productive things to do with my time.
3.  I HATE commercials.
 

I used to love television for winding down at night before going to bed, but the commercials, especially at this time of the year, are so blaringly in-your-face, that I find them to be an assault on the senses.  Now I just set the timer to record programming that either I know I love to watch or that I may find interesting and go with that. 
Alafia

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Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 7:26am


1.  90% of programming is crap for retards.
2.  It's a waste of time; I have more fun and productive things to do with my time.
3.  I HATE commercials.

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Posted: Dec 5, 2008 - 7:23am

 JrzyTmata wrote:


 



  i have boycotted TV mainly because it was getting in the way of my reading anything and I noticed I was eating more.  I basically got rid of cable (which in Philadelphia means, no TV) a little bit after 9-11, the visuals were too much for me, and for the above reasons.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2008 - 5:35pm


mem_313

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Gender: Female


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:18pm

 katzendogs wrote:

ma heard that too. you are both dolts! {#Lol}
 
power in numbers!

newspaper print makes my fingers swell... for real! weird huh?

DD redgiff

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:12pm

 katzendogs wrote:

Once upon a time there were newspapers.
 
There still are ! I use googl.com/ig as a home page. All I have on it are the news feeds from The Washington Post, New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde etc.

And I will also solve your internet savvy issue and just tell you how to find almost anything you want to watch, on demand, without having to download a torrent.

Go here :

http://www.ovguide.com/

katzendogs

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:06pm

 mem_313 wrote:

blasphamy!

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

 
ma heard that too. you are both dolts! {#Lol}

samiyam

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Location: Moving North


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:06pm

When I was about 9 years old, our old black & white TV broke and my father refused to buy a replacement unless our grades came up for a year.  Somehow a year became three years and by they time we got a TV back in the house, reading and homework had become a habit with me.

Now I have no TV in my home.  I have a monitor hooked up to my DVD player but no antennae or cable.  I've decided I'm better that way.  The only time I want to watch TV is when there's a good show on and I've found that the good shows tend to be podcast on computer or available on DVD later...

Pay TV... go figure.
mem_313

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Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:05pm

 CoffeeGirl wrote:


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

 
yea I don't have to listen to it anymore either, but the happy little music, that gay laugh of patricks, and the rye humor of squidward makes me giggle. I find the shows with violence (morals aside) make my eyes twitch worse. IMHO.

katzendogs

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Gender: Male


Posted: Dec 1, 2008 - 8:05pm

 mem_313 wrote:
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.



 
Once upon a time there were newspapers.

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