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Wait a minute. My wife just called down and said that 'Survivor' is on. I'll check back tomorrow for your suggestions. Thanks.
 
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You must be bored, if you can watch that dribble.
If you're bored, first thing... turn off the boob tube.
Second... find something active to do, preferably with another person. And there's more than what just popped into your mind, just now! Cards, chess, take a walk, go visit someone, take a drive to no where in particular...
 
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"Survivor"... I really can't beleive that people watch TV.
 
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For the uninformed, what is "survivor" ?
 
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It's some ditzy 'realism' show where they ship people out to some isolated spot on the globe (I think they're in the Australian outback on this one) and whoever lasts the 40-45 days wins a million bucks. Silly concept with nothing 'real' about it but alot of people seem to like it.
 
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i went downstairs last night to get some water and my roommate was glued to the tv watching the final episode of survivor... he actually knew all the people by name, and even had an opinion as to who should have won. i just do not think it is all that important.
but here is the part that got me... bryant gumble (sp?) was doing the interviews last night. he paused for a second, put his hand to his chin in a contemplative, thoughtful gesture and said "now i want to talk about the suffering, hunger and hardships they [survivors] went through..."
the name of the freaking show is SURVIVOR!!! the fact that they lost sleep or went without a couple meals should not even cause us to blink... what is up with this new kinder, gentler society?
 
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Originally posted by Greg Harris:
..."now i want to talk about the suffering, hunger and hardships they [survivors] went through..."


That comment is an insult to people who suffer hardship and hunger in the course of daily life.
 
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LOL, you said "boob tube"!!
Havent heard that in a LONG time.
 
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Originally posted by Ray Marsh:
That comment is an insult to people who suffer hardship and hunger in the course of daily life.


I agree Ray, these people are doing it VOLUNTARILY. Why should I waste my pity on them, when there are people in the world who do not CHOOSE to go through this, yet must.
I have not a speck of compassion for those folks on survivor. They are just out to win the million bucks.

[This message has been edited by Cindy Glass (edited May 04, 2001).]
 
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Thats because there is an audience for that. If there was an audience for something that didnt insult your intelligence im sure it would be on the air.
 
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The TV is way over used.
Even the intelligent stuff has it's limits.
Siting, watching w/ your mind in neutral is a lazy activity. I've personally reduced the amount of TV I watch by about 70%. When I cannot find anything I will read, play chess, go outside, anything but subject my brain to mindless drivel. I've also noticed that I tend to go to bed a lot earlier when the TV is off and I feel better the next day as a result.
I've noticed a change in my kids, as well. They take interest in more inteligent or physical activites, when the "boob tube" is off.
I know I sound like a father, but turn the #$%! thing off once in a while, it will do you good.
P.S. please don't confuse "Mindless Drivel" with "Meaningless Drivel" which should be consumed in large amounts!
 
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Yeah, posting to threads like this shows sooooooo much more intelligence than watching Survivor.
I watch Survivor (although last season was tons better than this one), program Java, watch B5 for both the entertainment and the religious/philosophical questions it poses and love to read books both technical and Harry Potter.
Your collective implications seem to be:
All Survivor watchers are morons.
I would *never* do anything that isn't intellectually serious.
Puhleeeze. And if you actually *don't* do anything that isn't serious (including posting to this?), then RELAX! Life's too short. You don't need to watch TV, but lighten up.
Paul R

[This message has been edited by Paul Ralph (edited May 04, 2001).]
 
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Watching tv is entirely optional. The only tv I watch is Baywatch reruns, while I'm on the treadmill at the gym, maybe 2 hours a week. Seeing all that physical fitness motivates me. And who doesn't love to pretend they are at the beach?
 
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I like candy.
I like TV.
I don't eat 10lbs of candy a day.
I don't watch the national average of 30 hours of TV a week either.
Mindless coasting is a good way to relax: TV, music, whatever lets you drift. Drifting all the time is ok if you are a piece of drift wood. It's not ok if you are a salmon. I made no judgements on watchers of "Survivor". That particular show holds no interest for me whatsoever.
 
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Hmmmm...
Sorry if I alluded that I was going to watch Survivor. That's a show my wife likes and she wanted me to watch the kids.
Anyway, all this talk of T.V. brings back some fond memories of college life. After a night of partying...I'd sometimes wake up around noonish and turn on fishing or golf (the first I ran into with the remote) and doze in and out for a few hours.
 
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wow... that brings back good memories (or the lack of memories) from my first attempt at college.
there is nothing better for a hangover than a good fishing show or golf tournament! i am pretty sure that 100% of my fraternity brother's tv's were tuned to fishing every saturday and sunday morning. think about it... it requires no brain activity, both shows are very quiet, and the sounds from the lake are actually quite relaxing.
and, if you are watching golf when the random sorority girl drops by (the one who's phone number is in your pocket) you actually look sophisticated. tennis is good for this as well, but the monotonous sound from the ball can become a little irritating. and then there is Monica Sellas or Martina Hingis that have to grunt with every shot... that can be frustrating, too.
 
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Recipe for drifting....
Saturday afternoon,
By some miracle, no kids or wife or anyone else around,
Get remote,
Lay on couch,
Turn on baseball game, teams are irrelevant for this recipe,
Watch with passing interest for 15 minutes,
Drift off to sleep with a cool breeze blowing in the window,
15 - 30 minutes later open one eye to check the score,
Go back to sleep,
repeat last two steps a few times,
fall asleep for two hours or until wife comes home,
If she asks what you did all day....
a. look disoriented
b. grab your head
c. collapse on the floor
d. 1/2 way to the emergency room sit up and tell them you feel fine and want to go home.
e. Walk through the door miraculously healed!

 
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