Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Svartalf » Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:35 am

If you want to go there; lakky boy, I know much better sources of entertainment.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Hermit » Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:21 am

Hourly "News Headlines" on so called free-to-air TV channels. Basically, what it said on the tin: A 15 second recitation of a few headlines, usually followed by the phrase "More news at x o'clock". The news programs were of course tabloid style and both contributed to the reduction of the targeted audience's attention span. They were simultaneously opinion forming.
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:32 pm

Advertising. I haven't owned a TV or had regular access to one for 15 years or more, and therefore I've found I no longer understand the language of TV advertising.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Svartalf » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:50 pm

it's nearly 25 years that I got rid of the idiot box, the only reason I might regret the move is when people I'm with talk about stuff I have virtually no knowledge of.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Tero » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:51 pm

Advertisement ( I watch them with the sound off)

It's simple. Actors (or an amusing animal) do a number of stunts on screen and amuse you. You try to guess what the product is.

Or, in US: A drug for some awful disease, like Crohn's, and the people go about looking normal. End note: possible side effect of death.

Or, a family interacting with something. You try to guess if it is a consumer product or an internet provided service.
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:51 pm

But how are they on medieval French poetry?
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Sean Hayden » Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:52 pm

When they deal with any kind of relationship problems
Nearly all pop tv/movies before we all got woke --cringe galore

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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Svartalf » Tue Jan 04, 2022 2:57 pm

Brian Peacock wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:51 pm
But how are they on medieval French poetry?
Dites moi où dans quel pays
Est Flora, la belle Romaine
Archipiade ne Thaïs,
Qui fut sa cousine germaine
Semblablement où est la belle,
Qui ordonna, que Buridan
Fût jeté en un sac en Seine?
Mais où sont, les neiges d'antant...
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Jan 04, 2022 6:23 pm

I rest my case. :D
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Re: Stuff on TV or movies that seems wrong or annoying

Post by Svartalf » Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:20 pm

I must have modernized the spelling, and maybe Brassens did the same for some words and grammar, but that's by François Villon, and that guy, you respect him or you end up with a dagger in the liver...
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