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David Cronenberg was way ahead of his time when he released videodrome in 1983. . .

Brian O'Blivion
: "The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television."

Brian O'Blivion: "After all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there? "

I quit watching television . . . 5 years ago? maybe more, I don't recall. My wife watches TV and the kids are addicted to it. The few minutes per month that I am exposed to television . . . disgust me. I find it intellectually insulting at best. . .
Kids like the tv
- my wife will watch a downloaded series in a couple of sittings -

get to circumvent the adverts -
- and to avoid waiting for a week or so
(an eternity to the ADDer) -
to find out what happens next.

Filler episodes after waiting a week -
Noooo !!!

Dr Who -
what you playin' at Pertwee?

- > > - fast forward - > > -

incompatible with real time[legacy] -tv

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... ... and now showing on legacy TV

24-7
(365 days of the year)

blah blah blah !
Cronenberg had the :-) eye -
great post.

first movie (video)
- I ever saw

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081455/

ADDers blowing the minds off nonADDers -



..........
'doink'

eXistenZ (1999)
Crash (1996)
The Fly (1986)
Videodrome (1983)
Scanners (1981)
The Brood (1979)
Shivers (1975)

just the ones I can remember with some bearing on reality in the here and now.

Parasites which make us 'horny'

- the nature of pain
and reality
(and their interplay)

- great themes.
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Old 01-29-09, 11:09 AM
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hey uk sb i watch tv often find it infortiavtive on alot thingss as my intrestes are verded on meny thingss do you have a few things you injpy??? dorm
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Yes, it's one of my escapes from reality.
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I keep my tv on all night in my bedroom on low for background noise -drives mr girlfriend nuts but it is hard to sleep without it.
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video/sound is a great medium for learning -

I have a problem with scheduling -

- I setz mi :-) schedule -

not some scheduler.

A great product would be a computer program which could be set, automatically recorded, deleted the adverts - and then sent us a text message when the series was ready.

Really don't watch anything real time these days
(anything real time, as it's happening)

I have an old USB WinTV -
and have set a scheduling program to record a series
- and then tried to use a couple of programs which claim to be able to remove adverts -

the problems I ran into
(this was a couple of years ago and with free software)

- TV schedules are not accurate and the system I used did not alter based on changes to scheduling
- the advert removal software I tried required a little human intervention -

and so I gave up

- because fully automated it was not.
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Re: Do you watch TV?

i stopped watching t.v. after I had too much to do for college to be able to sit and do it. Now I can't really watch it at all anymore. My problem always was that I got bored sooner or later of every show and had to rent season dvds, or just about every new movie that came out. I dont have my video store anymore anyway, but now even when I set myself down to try and watch it, I just can't watch it!!!!!!
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I can only watch TV if I am doing something with my hands. Beadwork, knitting, crochet, sewing- doesn't matter but it has to be something.

Oddly, I have a hard time sleeping if it isn't on.
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all I can say is, there's a marathon of Heros on today, OMG....
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hey hey uk sb thats what i though about porgameing a to set the tv and have no advters as well and a few ither things two whats you injoy watching?? dorm
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I enjoy watching 'kids watching' with wide open eyes and then being asked what 'losing one's head' -
whilst resisting the temptation to subvert impressionable minds.

#1 at 5yrs has just discovered and is loving TinTin -

yesterday -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
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Work was halted on Land of Black Gold, and the already published Tintin in America and The Black Island were banned by the Nazi censors, who were concerned at their presentation of America and Britain.
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IT'S SNOWING :-)

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great big flakes of snow a-fallin' and a partridge in a pear tree.
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this sort of thing

http://www.expertvillage.com/

but not whatever appears on your screen if you click -
(I have some sort of hippy woman with a 'How To' fly ??)

hmmm...





???

(play without sound for the full effect)

mostly 'How-To's' in electronics and fixing dumb problems around the house without calling in a joker plumber, electrician, builder -

- absolutely am not interested in financing their alcohol habits.
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i like tintin as well as all cartoons and sooo meny other thingsssss iam allways wild eyes even now lol ahaha hope your well sb uk dorm
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big birds can't fly
:-(

do you think she's talkin' to snuffleoffalgas ?
there's clearly nobody in the room and she is *talking*.

Maybe she could become an airline pilot or astronaut or befriend a Disney albatross or sumptin' hey :-) dorm.
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I enjoy 'picture in picture' or two sets, so I can watch the 'other' one during a commercial. It is not 'fool proof' though!
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Re: Do you watch TV?

I grew up watching ALOT of TV and movies. I'm a sci-fi fanatic born to a sci-fi fanatic so TV and Movies were a big deal in our house. I don't watch alot now, just have specific shows that I follow. We don't even have a TV at home. We watch on HULU, and Netflix online and get DVD's in the mail from Netflix. I'd estimate my weekly watching at 8 hours a week. That's not alot is it?
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