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Old May 25th, 2004, 11:10 PM
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Worst t.v. show ever!

Has anyone watched Superstar U.S.A. on W.B.? I can't beleive how awful this is. They are litterally riduculizing a dozen people on national t.v. These people will have their hopes put way up, and they will be crushed! They are getting bad makeovers to make them look even more rediculous. Poor people. There should be a limit on these reality shows. There is a difference between a person suffering from their own choices and people who are led to beleive that they might have a real chance at doing something they really enjoy. It's the worst thing I have ever seen!
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Old May 26th, 2004, 02:29 AM
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Reality shows

The American public and especially the TV viewing portion of them is so lazy and dull witted they will watch anything. Whatever drives the marketing of these shows ($) will hopefully be short lived and the good thing is after a season or two many of them die off. The bad thing is more of them seem to follow.
Until people wake up and go back to reading and quit waiting to be entertained on their potato chip strewn couches- you will continue to see this drivel on TV. We won't have to wait for some cosmic explosion to end life on earth, fast food and TV will do it way sooner.
And while I am on it - the reason so many jobs are going overseas is not so much due to the fact the govt. is sending them there as is it is the simple fact that most of the working and (frequently union spoiled) American public is too lazy to take many of the jobs out there. Many of us have priced ourselved out of the market by demanding to be paid more than we are worth for what we do. Simple economic theory- labor cost rise above a set point for profit to manufacture, you have to cut costs or go out of business.
Enough ranting - I will go fix a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise. There is still some good in the world.
Peace.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 07:56 AM
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Laura,an apology is expected,Woody is American,just like you,you seem to have a very short fuse cool it!!
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Old May 26th, 2004, 08:05 AM
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Its difficult to find a channel without its own reality tv these days and this friday uk big brother 5 starts yes thats 5 seasons it has had....can we take much more!
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Old May 26th, 2004, 08:45 AM
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Well,there is one remedy to not watch bad shows,the remote
I consider myself,quiet intelligent,energetic and in pretty good shape...and I do enjoy a good movie and yes,American Idol!!!
There are lots of good shows,on Discovery Channel,National Geographic,Animal-Planet,the Biography Channel etc....but sometimes we need some lighthearted entertainment ie,American Idol
Woody,the fact is,at least here in Canada,companies are moving their business to China,Mexico etc...not because of lazy Canadians but simply to make more profit,exploiting cheap labour.
Workers get despondent when working for minimum-wage and they still cannot buy enough food for their families once the rent is paid.Our food-banks are filled with working people ever day.
It's not the workers that are lazy,the Company CEO's with their enormous pay-checks and bonuses are driven by pure and simple greed,no loyalty to their country.
Our generation was lucky,hard work and loyalty paid off,but today it is simply the bottom-line that matters,nothing else!!!
I try hard not to buy anything made in China,but it's getting harder every day,even my beloved IKEA has the infamous "made in China" stamp on many of their supposedly Swedish products.
I am rambling.....oops!!
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Old May 26th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Laura? Ever heard of someone making general editorial comentary about an issue? Woody is from Michegan I believe just for your information. A little sensative about your country and outside perceptions maybe? Yow. You call him very harshly about making general assumptions about Americans, then you make the general assumption first that he is a Canuck and then the general assumption that ALL us Canucks think ALL you American's are dumb witted. Do you know ALL Canadians too? You call him a "JERK" for something you blindly do yourself. I don't think all Americans are dumb witted either, but if someones making general comentary I don't expect them to poll each and every one of the three hundred million out there either. You take statements like the one he was obviously making for what they are intended. General editorial commentary and opinion.

He wasn't calling himself dumb witted either, nor you. Again my friend, general editorial commentary. Did you hear your name specifically mentioned?

Do yourself a favour, don't open the editorial page of the paper. You'll likely feel like you're being personally attacked or something.

Wow, think before you type and take a valium or something to cool the nerves down a bit. And while you're at it, try not to be so reactive.
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