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Why American TV sucks


by Al-Hack on 7th August, 2006 at 9:36 am    




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  1. Bert Preast — on 7th August, 2006 at 11:37 am  

    Nice vid. :D

    But for the real deal on the most interesting and/or amusing ways for us all to spectacularly cark it, go here:

    http://www.exitmundi.nl/exitmundi.htm

    Fantastic site. Some of the scenarios make a few horsemen and some pestilence and whatnot look rather wimpy and left-leaning liberal, though. Sweet dreams.

  2. Leon — on 7th August, 2006 at 1:45 pm  

    That’s rather funny and a little terrifying…it makes sense though because, from what I’ve read, there are a lot of ‘Christians’ [in the US] who back Israel fully in their current war because they believe it’ll lead to Rapture.

  3. Sunny — on 7th August, 2006 at 1:50 pm  

    Nice, Christians fanatics telling TV news that unless everyone embraces Jesus Christ we’re all going to hell. Woohoo!

  4. Sunny — on 7th August, 2006 at 3:27 pm  

    Goodmorning America: You either accept Jesus or you’re going to go through terrible times.

    Oh yeah, I forgot, it’s only Muslims who want to take over the world. Let’s just forget this little episode…

  5. Leon — on 7th August, 2006 at 4:25 pm  

    Let’s not! It’s always fun to laugh at Christianity’s most lunatic followers.:D

  6. AsifB — on 7th August, 2006 at 4:28 pm  

    Bert Preast - thank you for the hilarious link.

    Al-H - Yep its disturbing, but I thought most non-Yanks assumed this mindset was prevalent all along.
    The early 1980s LWT sitcom series Whoops Apocalypse comes to mind.

    Plus its precisely because the big USTV Networks are so rubbish that a) US Movie Theaters still do serious business as people watch less TV than in the UK- check out the per capita stats
    b) US networks are willing to pay big money for “Supernanny” type tosh (and ignorant young meeja types read these types of megabuck deal as a ‘breakthrough’ for Britain - when actually 1960 and 70s regulated British TV was much more successful at breaking into US primetime - All in the Family was ALf Garnett and Three’s Company - Man about the House - both No 1 rated sitcoms in the 70s (and equally not all that I have to say )plus classier exports from your usual Lew Grade, Avengers, Python, Upstairs Downstairs suspects.

  7. Kismet Hardy — on 7th August, 2006 at 4:47 pm  

    In the village of Armadildo, Big Bob doesn’t like the fact that Little Jimmy plays with matches. After all, Little Jimmy’s pyromania has burnt down the barn and the lavatory more than once. Little Jimmy always protests: ‘but you’ve got enough TNT to blow up the entire village.’
    Little Bob, chuckling while giving Little Jimmy a reach-around, chuckles: ‘But I’ll only use it to stop you and therefore the end of the village will be all your fault.’ Little Jimmy can only bend over, annoyed, but resigned to the fact he’s about to get brutally sodomised, all the while planning his vengeance.

    A little story I tell my kids to explain America’s grip on the world.

  8. AsifB — on 7th August, 2006 at 5:14 pm  

    Kismet - Do you tell your kids to offer oral pleasure and bite them in the balls.

    I do feel a little queasy typing that, but it sounds like a plan.

    Anyway on topic - and to further my battle against making incorrect generalisations, what about them Sopranos then?

  9. Kismet Hardy — on 7th August, 2006 at 5:44 pm  

    Asif, I’m lying! I don’t tell my kids anything. It would mean paternity suits and having to meet them in parks and stuff.

    Talking of nothing, I saw Lucky Number Slevin last night. The way black gangsters talk in American movies… it’s different from the 70s blaxpoitation era how?! Still popping caps in motherfuckers, albeit far more stylishly attired

  10. Dr AZ — on 7th August, 2006 at 6:35 pm  

    jon stewart is a legend i always watch his daily show on more 4

    heres him destroying the hosts of cnn’s crossfire

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSDUQoM8G1k

  11. TheFriendlyInfidel — on 7th August, 2006 at 7:31 pm  

    … and people wonder why Americans are increasely turning to the Daily Show to get their news.

    TFI

  12. zahed — on 8th August, 2006 at 5:49 pm  

    Nice, Christians fanatics telling TV news that unless everyone embraces Jesus Christ we’re all going to hell. Woohoo!

    Not just that, but the interviewer basically agreeing with them! Man, I’ve been living outside of America for 3 years now and I don’t recognise it anymore.

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