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Thread: How I briefly lost 100 IQ points.

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    How I briefly lost 100 IQ points.

    I was flipping through channels on the TV in my sewing room. And stopped at MTV and Snookie & JJWOW was on.
    25 point drop there..........

    then one of the girls asked if Mexico had its own moon.
    another 25 point drop there....

    They were eating outdoors at an Italian restaurant (while in Mexico). A show with guys twirling batons that were on fire was the evening entertainment. I can only assume the girl who said this was the genius of the group....she said..."I wonder if you can get a tan from twirling those things?......

    A 50 point drop there.......

    I had about 35 points left, so I quickly changed the channel and shut the TV off.

    I think I will listen to music from now on..........LOL
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    My DH & I were just talking about this the other day. Remember when you actually had to have some kind of talent to be famous? Now you can be famous for being dumb as a box of rocks! And just think... Snooki has a baby now! It's enought o keep you awake at night! Scurry over to the Science Channel & hope you can make up the I. Q. purge... LOL!
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    I never watch any of those shows but have seen some of the people on the morning talk shows and that shows me enough to know I will NEVER watch their shows! Too bad they can make so much money being so stupid!

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    Luckily, i hardly know who those people are!!!

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    I have never watched the show. The little bit that I've seen on the Today show I wonder why the media is even giving these people attention. I was thrilled to hear the show was canceled. Between that and the Kardashians I question the common sense of media.

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    has anyone noticed on the talk/news shows these people are now starting to talk as they text...the dont make complete sentences and they talk so fast !!!...sometimes on the phone with tech support or whatever i have to tell them to slow down...is my brain not processing fast enough or is this the new trend?...i have wanting to send the 'viewer's voice' of our local news show a thread & ask their casters to just read the news dont act it...they are always talking over each other like its a social event at starbucks and not the news....ugh!!!..thats why i have satellite radio....monica in texas

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    I'm still trying to figure out where the non-democratic convention is since all i see on t.v. is about the Democratic convention. I thought everyone was Democratic in this Nation. OK, i know they mean Democrats! it just drives me nuts! even Republicans are Democratic!
    i guess i'll go back to t.v. now.................

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    I think I have fully recovered. I went and bought me an ice cream.

    I usually don't watch that type of show. But as they say curiosity lower the cat's IQ. Anyways, I prefer old B/W gangster movies, anything with Tommy Lee Jones or Sam Elliot and Fox News.
    We make time to watch Sons of Anarchy, I can't wait until Tuesday evening. I am going to have to order the first two seasons of Boardwalk Empire. I missed most of last season.

    I am going to work on a laptop bag this weekend, since our new one arrived today.
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    Has anyone seen "Honey-Boo-Boo" on TLC? It used to mean "The Learning Channel" but these days it's more like the loser's channel, and I don't mean the good kind of loosing, like losing weight!
    "The business of life is making memories. In the end, it is all we have." Butler Charlie Carson, Downton Abbey, season 4, episode 3, PBS.

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    I don't even watch the BIG 3 channels. Nothing there to see (JMHO). I love my Criminal Minds, NCIS and Storage Wars over on A&E and USA. I will also watch certain shows on TLC and TNT. Today, A&E had a Criminal Minds marathon and I only did things during commercials!!! LOL

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    I don't know any of those names. If I watch TV it is only HGTV and DIY, I love to see them fix up houses, etc. I listen to a good movie if there is one on while I type on computer. I watch TV only when I can't sleep. During the day we only listen to talk radio, I can't tune most of it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    I never watch any of those shows but have seen some of the people on the morning talk shows and that shows me enough to know I will NEVER watch their shows! Too bad they can make so much money being so stupid!
    this pretty much sums it up for me. too.
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    Once in a while there will be a rerun of an old show from the 1950's, like Twilight Zone, and it amazes me that TV has come down so low. I mean in the 50's they had Acting, production values, just like a movie. Now it seems like it is a bunch of idiots with a camera pointed at them.

    Thank goodness here in VT all we get is PBS. And, we watch better shows here than we do in the winter when we are at a place that has 50+ channels. Need to Know, PBS Newshour, Bill Moyers, Independent Lens.....

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    I did the same thing, I watched that show on TLC, something about "Honey, Boo, Boo." I am still traumatized. That are so many great old TV shows and movies; I just wonder who watches this stuff?

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    Well said, those shows are an insult to our intelligence
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    Regarding "Jersey Shore," I have to tell myself that they are faking it, they aren't really that dumb...after all they are laughing all the way to the bank.

    Still, it's a shame to see people finding success by becoming the lowest common denominator.
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    honey boo boo...thats been the talk on the local morning shows here...i wind up leaving the room...what the $$&* is a honey boo boo....i always see a little girl when the speak of this...is that her name?...does she have a tv show or somthing...i took the tv out of my sewing room to make more cutting room and a place for my satellite radio boom box....glad i did...i dont think im missing much...honey boo boo?!?!?...geez....

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    For the life of me I can not understand why people like to watch all that trash. We are very careful what we watch and my kids are careful what they let our grand kids watch. I really hate the shows that have smart mouth kids that think it is cute to talk back to adults and their parents.

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    Tv really stinks. dont care for much of what they have on. And when ypu find something you like they take it off ,for some junk. joyce j

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    yeah, I was watching the news last night and there was a commercial from AT&T about how you could tape four programs at the same time. I have a hard enough time finding ONE that I want to see and we have a lot of channels. Personal preference is for shows that are written not edited and no reality shows (I do make an exception for HGTV - at least some of the stuff). If Snookie is as dumb as she seems (unless she is just playing it and it is being edited to enhance that image) she shouldn't be allowed to reproduce at least not with a TV camera around.

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    I had over 70 channels -the break down was 15 pd commercials/shopping--13 Reality crap--5 Religion --7 Sports.=40 channels of nothing.I had cable cut back to 25 channels.I'm afraid our generation are the last to appreciate TV with story lines -plots and intelligent writers So I watch old re-runs over and over again.

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    It is sad that what used to be good channels, like History, TLC, and Discovery, have all jumped on the "reality" bandwagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    It is sad that what used to be good channels, like History, TLC, and Discovery, have all jumped on the "reality" bandwagon.

    This is so true, everything is a reality show these days. No wonder my brother watches TVland or whatever channel that is that shows reruns of Andy Griffith and MASH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchit123 View Post
    I had over 70 channels -the break down was 15 pd commercials/shopping--13 Reality crap--5 Religion --7 Sports.=40 channels of nothing.I had cable cut back to 25 channels.I'm afraid our generation are the last to appreciate TV with story lines -plots and intelligent writers So I watch old re-runs over and over again.
    We have 250 channels on DISH. On the 25th we finally get cable to our house......yippie!!
    A few less channels and better internet. And to top that off we will be saving $$$

    Satillite = $105.00 (more if we order pay perview)
    DSL = $49.00

    our bill will go down to :
    Cable + Internet = $89.00 (for the first 6 months then it's 108.00)
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    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    I'd say your recovered. after all you took the quick cure, coming back on line to us here. LOL. welcome back.

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