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How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:44 am

Hi,

This afternoon talking with colleagues I found I was one of the few that didn't have a tv at home.

So what about you fellows a.neters.

Do you watch tv ?

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:47 am

Unfortunately for me I only get one TV channel as I haven't subscribed to any Canadian cable/satellite networks and my aerial is shit.

I therefore, do not watch TV much at all, maybe one hour per week. I find reading or listening to the radio to be better anyway!

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:50 am

I say I don't watch TV, but I am addicted to Amazing Race. Other than that, I own a TV to watch DVDs. I am going to get Phantom Of The Opera right now and, while I am there, I may also get either Flintstones first season or Aqua Teen Hunger Force second season (I already have ATHF seasons 1 and 3)

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:56 am

I do watch TV, but not as often as I used to. Mainly thanks to all of the crap that's being showed nowadays. When I watch TV, then it's usually only for football games or occasionally the news.
 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:57 am

I don't watch TV at all.
The last time I watched TV on a regular basis was around 1987 or 1988.
I did watch the first 2 seasons of In Living Color (1990-1991) but that was it.
I do have 2 VCRs and a DVD player to watch old movies, concert footage, porn, home made flicks.

TV today sucks big time.
If I am at someone's house that has cable, I'd only watch CNN, CSPAN, CSPAN2, Discovery Channel and PBS.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:13 am

I cannot say that I don't watch TV.... but I rarely do just that.

The TV displays the news for hours on end when I'm at home, but I'm usually cooking, working, online, cleaning, or doing whatever else in the process.


Pretty much the only time I devote 100% to TV is when new episodes of Will&Grace, Law&Order, or CSI Miami (and its incredibly sexy Papi!) are on.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:19 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 5):
Pretty much the only time I devote 100% to TV is when new episodes of Will&Grace, Law&Order, or CSI Miami (and its incredibly sexy Papi!) are on.

Ah, how we forget . . .

The last time I chatted with you (months ago) you dropped off-line mid sentence because an episode of some Anime Cartoon came on the air. Later, I heard you were glued to Drawn Together.

Come on, fess up. You're watching soaps right now, arent' you.  Smile
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:20 am

I don't watch TV at home..

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
If I am at someone's house that has cable

I'd only watch The Weather Channel...
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:28 am

I watch TV quite regularly, but prefer to watch educational channels such as Discovery, National Geographic and History channel. I refuse to give the time of day to trash (in my humble opinion, of course) like Smallville, Desperate Housewives, etc. I do make an exception for Lost, though, as well as for for Formula 1. So, in a nutshell, documentary programs for me all the way!
 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:37 am

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 6):
The last time I chatted with you (months ago)

...don't blame me, I don't even have your number anymore.

Course, you could get a buzz from some 300lb delinquent named 'Chico' from that phone at some point  Wink

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 6):
you dropped off-line mid sentence because an episode of some Anime Cartoon came on the air.

....lest you forget that I was also cookin' and arguing with da wife concurrently? Perfectly in line with always doing multiple things at once while the TV is on  Smile

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 6):
Later, I heard you were glued to Drawn Together.

Which hasn't had a new episode in like 6mo. Old news, lol.

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 6):
Come on, fess up. You're watching soaps right now, arent' you.

No, but I have started watching A&E (which is just as pathetic) now that they feature Adam Rodriguez's ass every Sunday night at 10 and 2 Big grin
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:39 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 9):
...don't blame me, I don't even have your number anymore.

I meant "chat" in the literal sense ... no numbers are/were required. Or have you lost my screen name too?
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:47 am

Very little time for TV, but on an occasion I try to catch a few shows, namely on PBS, A&E, Disc, TLC, Hist, SciFi and others. The main broadcasters (ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX,UPN and WB) offer absouletly nothing, imo.

I prefer a good book.

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:55 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
porn, home made flicks.

Aren’t they one in the same?

I did not have a TV growing up. I found myself explaining to peers about the ‘Kill Your TV’ bumper sticker on the back of my dad’s Volvo.

Now I have a 42” Plasma but just keep it on CNN and C-SPAN as background noise. Occasionally, I watch Discovery and DVDs.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:59 am

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 10):
I meant "chat" in the literal sense ... no numbers are/were required.

Ah, I see.

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 10):
Or have you lost my screen name too?

No, but I'm practically never on AIM/YIM/etc anymore, since I still cannot get online at home currently.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:04 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 13):
No, but I'm practically never on AIM/YIM/etc anymore, since I still cannot get online at home currently.

Dude, the seasons have changed twice since that problem began. WTF??
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:06 am

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 12):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
porn, home made flicks.

Aren’t they one in the same?

most people would rather not to hear that, but I am curious ....
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:12 am

September11, FlyingTexan:
I should have clarified rented porn and home made flicks.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:19 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 16):
rented porn and home made flicks

love them too!  thumbsup 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:24 am

Quoting Concord977 (Reply 14):
Dude, the seasons have changed twice since that problem began. WTF??

Well cher, in case ya haven't noticed in the year or so since we've been acquainted: I love to argue.  Wink

....and I'll be damned before I pay 2 squirts of duck sh!t to those extortionists at Cox, over a service-halt that I have in writing that I shouldn't have been subjected to.

Going to court over it on the 17th, wish me luck Big grin
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:25 am

September11:
Why did you have to include the "  thumbsup  " fist in that last post?
Considering porn is on the topic and all....
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:29 am

I watch very little. I catch F1 races when they are on but most of my through the week tv viewing is pretty irregular.. probably less than 2hrs a day.

Tv is yet another thing I gave up along with caffeine and about 30lbs in the quest for a better me
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:31 am

I have a TV, a big screen actually, but I NEVER watch it.

Its not that I am not allowed to, I can watch as much as I want, but I dont.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:40 am

I don't watch much TV. I'd rather read, or go out and do something.

Mr. Harlot loves TV, and it frustrates me sometimes. I like the house to be quiet, and then he gets home and the boob tube goes on and blares. I hate it.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:42 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
Why did you have to include the " " fist in that last post?

can't I? I love doing  thumbsup , lol...
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:42 am

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 22):
boob tube

Boob tube?
He watches lots of porn?
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 6:01 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 9):
Quoting Concord977 (Reply 6):you dropped off-line mid sentence because an episode of some Anime Cartoon came on the air.
....lest you forget that I was also cookin' and arguing with da wife concurrently? Perfectly in line with always doing multiple things at once while the TV is on

I thought I'd recalled this:

Quoting KROC (reply 5):
I've been mired in having a real job

...you mean the one that you've so often complained to me about while I'm sitting on my ass at home, watching cartoons, and still making money in the process?


Concord977, you might have been right after all. Check this thread, Reply #8 for the above in living color.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 6:14 am

For the most part, the only time I have the TV on is in the morning just to catch the weather and traffic reports on the news before I leave for work.

I'm usually not home enough to have the TV on at other times. Needless to say, subscribing to cable would be a major waste of time and money for me. The ol' rabbit ears work just fine.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 8:03 am

Haven't had a TV since 1978 and don't miss it at all. It's amazing how people react when they find out you don't have a TV. They think life is unnatural without it. I usually ask which they think is more unnatural, sitting in a room for hours on end watching an electronic box, or living in the real world. It's also amazing the number of people who also respond by saying "I don't watch TV either", even though they own at least one. I don't believe THAT many people have TVs and don't turn them on.
 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 8:23 am

Braybuddy:
I remember 20 years ago I had met a distant relative. I thought he was weird because he had dreadlocks and said he didn't watch TV.
Mind you I was only 12 years old at the time.
I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams that 20 years later that I would be saying the same thing and have the same philosophies as he did.
Although I don't have dreadlocks.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 9:48 am

I never watch TV.

Coincidently I saw a great show on TV last night about people like me who never watch TV.

But I had to tape it as it was running the same time my favorite TV show was on.

By the way, not only do I not watch TV but I don't use the internet.

Gotta go. My favorite commercial's on.





[Edited 2005-05-04 03:08:55]

[Edited 2005-05-04 03:11:32]
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 2:07 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 25):
Concord977, you might have been right after all. Check this thread, Reply #8 for the above in living color.

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 3:50 pm

I have a few network shows that I watch - none religiously. I enjoy "Crossing Jordan", "Enterprise" (I know - one of the few fans of the show even during the horrible season 2 writing) and occasionally, "ER". I also occasionally enjoy watching "Drawn Together" because it is so far outside the box. Outside of that, I enjoy watching National Geographic Channel, Biography Channel, History Channel, Discovery and TLC.

I find that most of the sitcoms on TV are written for someone with the sense of humor of a 5 year old.

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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 4:58 pm

Quoting MxCtrlr (Reply 31):
I find that most of the sitcoms on TV are written for someone with the sense of humor of a 5 year old.

Thats why I more or less stopped watching. I don't even watch much TV news anymore because it isn't trustworthy.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 5:15 pm

Quoting Stall (Thread starter):
Do you watch tv ?

I have a TV in my Living Room.

I have a TV in my Kitchen.

I have a TV in all the bedrooms.

I have a TV in the Den.

None in the loo . . .

They are on when I leave, they are on when I get home, they are on when I sleep. . . . usually news or History Channel or SciFi . . .

Today's "sitcoms" are horseshit. . . . reality shows are anything but real . . . news generally sucks . . .
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 6:30 pm

I don't exactly have alot of time to watch TV, and I have to share one TV with 60 people does not help Big grin
 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 6:41 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 34):
one TV with 60 people does not help

Which is why I brought my own TV to watch whatever/whenever I want  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Wed May 04, 2005 7:11 pm

Very rarely.Prefer the net.
Although a few channels like Discovery,History,NDTV24x7 are good.
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RE: How Many Of You Don't Watch TV

Thu May 05, 2005 6:20 am

I don't know which is worse-- the programs or the commercials. In watching some Giants baseball games on Fox recently, it seems some commercials (Toyota and Ford trucks, for example) are repeated perhaps six times during a game. Enough is enough. At least some of the national commercials are vaguely amusing (the first 100 times anyway). But don't get me started on the ignorant locally-produced commercials...  banghead 
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