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http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/icons/icon2.gifParents brawl over seats at kids Christmas pageant

 

Never mind the pathetic tale of these idiots fighting over seats at a kiddie pageant, though the blow by blow description is pretty funny to picture

 

It's here where Balducci's account differs.
No kidding.

 

Scroll down to the paragraph titled "MTV Show"

 

Balducci demonstrated similar violent tendencies during a 2002 MTV program, focusing on people preparing to marry, Rob said. On the episode, Balducci launched into a profanity-laced tirade aimed at the limousine driver who was late picking him up for the wedding.

 

Balducci acknowledged being on the show, but said he was only acting according to the producer's request.

 

"He is trying to attack the fact that I've been on television," said Balducci, referring to the former cop.

Emphasis added

And remember, these folks have children. My reaction to this is "OK, everybody out of the gene pool!"

 

Merry Christmas!

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It never had much of a rug under it to begin with. This was never so apparent as when The 'REAL' Gilligan's Island came along, featuring ex-supermodels and whatnot. Rather Orwellian.... as the saying goes: "Reality?? What a CONCEPT!!!"

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

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Reality TV sucks?!?!? Say it isn't so, Joe! It just seems to me that the producers of these shows (that sucked to begin with) are in a headlong race to see which one of them can make the sleaziest, most dehumanizing, most disgusting assault on our "culture" and, every time I think they've gone as low as they can go and still get that crap past the censors, they find a way to lower the bar yet again. Need proof that the purveyors of this shit are soul-less and evil? They've turned a tasteless scumbag like Donald Trump into a cult hero.
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Personally, I'm waiting for one of these

reality TV contestants to get killed during one

of the shows.... The lawyers will descend on

the networks at warp speed and sue them for

a kajillion dollars (no matter how many waivers

they sign.)

 

You can bet the whole "reality TV" era will end

instantly and we won't have to put up with it

for another decade...

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At first that Orange County Choppers show looked alright, but the more i see it the more i suspect that it is scripted, contrived and otherwise just total bullshit.

 

I mean, yeah... they make some cool bikes, but i can't see the business sustaining just on the customs that they make.

 

There's got to be a whole lot of other bikes being built or customized by the other guys (you know, the other employees that you barely see). That, or it's all a T.V. farce.

 

bleh. No wonder i don't watch t.v.

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Originally posted by phaeton:

There's got to be a whole lot of other bikes being built or customized by the other guys (you know, the other employees that you barely see).

Yup. Their T-Rex Softails and Custom Rigids are the bread and butter of OCC - built by the shmucks who don't want to be on TV in the other ("old") shop.

 

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Ain't it funny how these things happen? We finally get HDTV at the moment that TV has truly descended into a wasteland; we get ultrahigh fidelity music capability just in time for grunge & rap.

Originally posted by phaeton:

bleh. No wonder i don't watch t.v.

HDTV would've been awesome for the Apollo moonshots. Hi-fi recodings of Charlie Parker would've been cool. Instead we get "Fear Factor" in HDTV w/ Dolby surround sound. :cry:

I used to think I was Libertarian. Until I saw their platform; now I know I'm no more Libertarian than I am RepubliCrat or neoCON or Liberal or Socialist.

 

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Originally posted by phaeton:

At first that Orange County Choppers show looked alright, but the more i see it the more i suspect that it is scripted, contrived and otherwise just total bullshit.

 

bleh. No wonder i don't watch t.v.

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A fatality at Kansas City's Kemper Arena did not stop pro "wrestling", an enterprise that has more than a passing resemblance to reality TV. The "conservative" vice president tells a senator to go fu%# himself on the Senate floor and still gets elected on a "moral values" ticket.

 

If this is reality, I'll opt for fantasy.

 

Henry

He not busy being born

Is busy dyin'.

 

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Yep, Reality TV is stoopid.

 

But it's not like there's any need to waste time watching or paying any attention whatsoever to Reality TV - why not just watch the good programs instead!

 

There have never been more good shows on TV than right now.

 

For instance, this is the best show ever aired on TV in the US:

 

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

 

And these US shows have mostly very good episodes IMO:

 

Simpsons

Scrubs

West Wing

Boston Legal

Curb Your Enthusiasm

etc...

 

Of course it's all so subjective, matter of taste, blah blah, but I have to ask, when were there really ever a lot of shows that were better than these, and what were they?

 

We finally get HDTV at the moment that TV has truly descended into a wasteland
What used to be so great on TV that we've now descended into a wasteland from?

 

Every era has certainly had it's horrible yet popular TV series, just like this era does.

Just a pinch between the geek and chum

 

 

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Didn't ANYONE think ahead to post volunteer ushers for this thing? Hell, they even did that at my kid's ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! And THAT was 20 friggin' years ago!

 

I soon see "reality" shows hitting a plateau. Americans get tired of everything eventually. This, too, shall pass.

 

Hey, add "Malcom In the Middle" to that list up there. This show is pure sitcom. It makes NO pretense at being cerebral, and offers no apologies for it. For the last 20 years or so, most sitcoms felt the need to interject some kind of social moral to it's stories, or offer some other kind of PC preachiness to them that the entertainment factor gets drowned in the proccess. Which is what I like about "Malcom" and "Arrested Developement" as well.

 

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Believe it or not, I'm just beginning to catch on to that show. Just never saw it before a few weeks ago, and having a blast with the syndicated re-runs. LOVED that recent episode where the "bumping" the cars with the car doors grew into a demolition derby in the parking lot. While "Maeshmallow World" played in the background! Hilarious!!

 

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Originally posted by coyote:

Ain't it funny how these things happen? We finally get HDTV at the moment that TV has truly descended into a wasteland; we get ultrahigh fidelity music capability just in time for grunge & rap.

Originally posted by phaeton:

bleh. No wonder i don't watch t.v.

HDTV would've been awesome for the Apollo moonshots. Hi-fi recodings of Charlie Parker would've been cool. Instead we get "Fear Factor" in HDTV w/ Dolby surround sound. :cry:
I couldn't agree more about all of that. I have finally accepted that 56kbps MP3's are just fine, considering the tunes most people share in that format.

 

But I had given thought to HDTV many years ago. Manufacturers have been showing it since the 1988 CES. My concern was the challenge this brings to SFX crews. It's going to up the bar because it will be harder to fudge the details and tricks of the trade you don't want revealed on the screen.

 

A few years ago this retired friend was showing me his new satellite TV set-up and going on about how it automatically orders pay per view from an on-screen menu using his phone line, how the guide has a synopsis of each episode for the next week. You can get sports from all over the world.

Cool, I thought. So what's he demonstrating this with? Dukes of Hazzard reruns, bless 'im.

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Ain't it funny how these things happen? We finally get HDTV at the moment that TV has truly descended into a wasteland; we get ultrahigh fidelity music capability just in time for grunge & rap.
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