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    Let's get this straight.. I don't like football much so a month of World Cup is hell (I guess I might watch England vs Germany in the final [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] ), I object to monarchy as a political concept so I'm not exactly into the Golden Jubilee, and I loath reality TV such as Big Brother or Survivor.

    Considering what's left is garden makeover TV shows and crappy soap operas, and that all the good TV has just done the end-of-season series finale the question is..

    ..shall I sell the damn TV set or emigrate to somewhere where I don't have to put up with this rubbish? Trust me, I've laid in as many books as I can and am gonna be going a LOT of web pages but am I just STRANGE not to like this stuff? Should I be attending a street party in honour of the Queen and eating jelly and sandwiches? Should I go to work in a Cross-of-St-George pair of shorts?

    Bah humbug.

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    Do what I'm doing. Get yourself a copy of The Sims, find out your friends star signs then make little virtual replicas of them, put them all together in a house and see them run around pointlessly all day, and (ha!) go to work and stuff.

    I expect the real fun won't start until everyone finds out what I've done.


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    Icicle,
    Isn't that a bit too much like a virtual Big Brother for Dynamoo. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    LOL, yeah it's the same over here in Australia.
    The only really sport I watch on TV is F1 Grand Prix (& our coverage really sucks.. just the race & thats it.. complete with commercials)
    Being a non-neighbours person, those soapies really suck.
    It's a good thing we bought an XBOX a month or so ago. I've hardly watched any TV since (or built a page for that matter) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Oh. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    I see you spotted the flaw in my plan.

    In some respects its better than Big Brother though. You can actually set fire to the people you don't like.


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    Doesn't seem strange to me - I cancelled my cable about five years ago when they raised the rates and that made me realize I wasn't watching anything anyway (beyond about 10 hours a month, then they cancelled MST3K). Took them two years to actually turn it off but I wasn't paying. Surrounded by mountains, no broadcast, no loss (if I feel like a movie I rent one).

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    Dynamoo, there's always those late movies on channel 5...
    but it's not just you, all I know about football is that Beckham married Posh Spice
    luckily my local pub doesn't have a tv so I'll be spared the drunken yobs shouting inger-luuunnd
    Big brother is pants

    [ 05-31-2002: Message edited by: chinaski ]

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    We get 6 channels when it isn't windy. My kids call it FarmerVision.
    Gave up cable 3 years ago when we moved to the country and haven't missed it a bit. Especially don't miss the monthly bill! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Dynamoo, England isn't the only place that the TV sucks.

    I absolutely despise the Idiot Box and never willingly watch it. I don't know about the UK but it seems like every news broadcaster here has the most godawful nasally voice! And every other program seems to be as dumb as rocks.

    About the only thing those boxes are good for is what Icicle and Pete were saying: as an oversized monitor to play games on. Other than that, you might as well sell it.

    Don't bother emigrating for better TV, at least not to the US. English television is an improvement over what we have (at least for comedies)!

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>am I just STRANGE not to like this stuff? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    From the way non-computer people around here respond when I say what I think of TV, I think that yes, WE are different. I don't let it bother me any. TV sucks way too much to watch it just to avoid "strangeness".

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    Who has time for TV anyway? I thought we all lived on our computers [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]Most of us seem to spend a great deal of time here at ABW.

    I love to listen to the history channel as I fall asleep. It's actually the only way I can stop my brain from seeing web sites and future sites = keeping me awake all night. History is so boring that it just lulls me to sleep [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] We listen to that channel so darn much it burned a permanent H in our big screen tv!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>In some respects its better than Big Brother though. You can actually set fire to the people you don't like.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You mean they just haven't thought of that yet as a way of attracting viewers.

    Being a saddo I can list all the programmes I try never to miss and they are ummm Buffy, Angel, Enterprise, Voyager, Casualty, Friends, Frasier, Will & Grace and 24. Hmm I think there's a British programme in there somewhere.

    My colleagues (and there are just THREE of us in the office) acquired a TV so they can watch all the games while at work. Umm I guess I'll have to keep on working then [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    lol Dynamoo, I pay extra just so I can watch the BBC. And much to my boy's dismay EastEnders, Changing Rooms and Ground Force are my favorites.

    I love the BBC!!
    Vicki [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Oh gawd then you'll enjoy the "Changing Rooms" meet "Ground Force" specials. Charlie blooming Dimmock the middle-aged-man's sex symbol. (Not a patch on Buffy!)

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Being a saddo I can list all the programmes I try never to miss and they are ummm Buffy, Angel, Enterprise, Voyager<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    We have had the past two months watching hockey playoffs. Much more exciting than soccer. Good thing for us here is most of the games are in the wee wee hours and we don't have to see them.

    Well since your a trekkie it explains it all. Beam me up Scotty. Give me star trek, or turn off the tv.

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    Wow, that's really a lot of programs you watch Dynamoo!

    If I was forced to watch that much TV there is a very good chance I'd put my shoe through it.

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    I'm sick to death of watching men chasing hitting, throwing, and kicking balls!

    I'm still not too good and sometimes the pain gets a bit overthetop so I called out to SO "Could you please bring me a painkiller hon?"
    SO said, "Sure just after they kick another goal" :eek: :eek: :eek:

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    You get more action and excitment watching 2 minutes of a RedWings Stanley Cup game than 1 hour of soccer. Go Redwings and win the Cup all sports fans know is the #1 hardest prize to win. Soccer is for weenies.

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    HEY DYNAMOO!

    Looks like the Golden Jubilee is going to be more entertaining than we thought...

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    I cancelled my cable when my son moved out. Days and days go by when I don't even turn the thing on.

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    The concert on Wednesday night looks good, some great acts [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Yeah well Ozzy Osbourne and CLiff Richard on the same bill sounds interesting except I'd have to WATCH the darned thing for 17 hours.

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    The entertainment I meant was the unscheduled performance by six fire engines!

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    Cliff Richard!!! is he still alive?? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
    I am sitting here just wondering how much the parasitic royal family are going to hammer the British public for to cover the cost of their latest fire? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gordon:

    I am sitting here just wondering how much the parasitic royal family are going to hammer the British public for to cover the cost of their latest fire? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Probally no more than we Americans pay for security on all our past presidents. And the Queen does have to pay taxes now, which is fair.

    I am not British but I am an avid Royal junkie. I love hearing about what they are all up to. The Queen Mum was just wonderful. I really loved Di. And don't EVEN get me started on Camilla.

    Funny how many Americans are interested in the Royal family.

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