[ExI] all michael all the time

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Wed Jul 8 09:30:21 UTC 2009

Mine watches Family Guy on TiVo, obsessively, and a few other programs  
on TiVo like Dirty Jobs and Time Warp. He also likes a few of the  
cartoons on the cartoon channel, follows the work of Fred and Nigahiga  
and Rocketboom on YouTube, and invests swaths of time on the Xbox 360  
and the DS. He's got multiple screen-based interests.

Tom D

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On Jul 8, 2009, at 1:18 AM, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/7/8 BillK <pharos at gmail.com>:
>> On 7/8/09, spike wrote:
>>>  I don't think I have ever seen anything like the news coverage  
>>> Michael
>>>  Jackson has achieved.  CNN is the new king of tabloid news.  For  
>>> most of the
>>>  day, its top 8 headlines had to do with Jackson.  Now its the top  
>>> nine.  If
>>>  president whats-his-name were to be assassinated, it would take  
>>> about three
>>>  days for any of the news majors to notice.  The usually tabloid- 
>>> ish Fox is
>>>  the only place running actual news this evening.
>>>  Pardon me, please someone explain, what in the hell is up with  
>>> that?
>> It's news as a branch of the entertainment industry. Designed for the
>> generation with the attention span of 140 characters.
>> (Or news items with a flashy video attached. No video = no mention  
>> on tv news).
>> If an invader leaves the entertainment channels undamaged, most  
>> people
>> won't bother about who is running the country,
>> Look what's happened already. 20% (and rising) have lost their jobs,
>> pension funds have been stolen, houses repossessed, all the  
>> government
>> funds handed to a few finance companies, etc. etc. When are the  
>> people
>> going to look up from their screens and say 'WTF is going on?'.
>> BillK
> For those of you with school age kids, do your kids actually watch TV?
> Mine barely do if ever. It's all youtube, other online video, and
> games. The TV seems to mostly annoy them.
> -- 
> Emlyn
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