News Briefs 04-06-2012

Funding goal achieved! All you lovely, lovely contributors - y'all rock! And you'll have a book in your hot little hands before too long.

Thanks Ray.

Quote of the Day:

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.

David Searls

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red pill junkie's picture
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It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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LastLoup's picture
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(not directed toward you RPG)

I am sick of this nonsense. These people griping about "ruining science fiction" are just as bad as the people who took this seriously. YES! Some people ignored the disclaimer at the beginning of the show that said it was fake. GET THE FUCK OVER IT!!! I watched the show, I liked it. I grew up on the coastline and heard many a "fish story" and I personally love those stories. Who the fuck cares if it is real or not, I just like the story. I've walked the beaches my whole life, hunting for artifacts and researching the local marine life. I don't expect to find a mermaid, but I love the thrill of knowing that every time I go down there I find something new, biet historical or mysterious. I grew up on ghost stories, I have seen "USO's," the ghosts of dead sailors and other strange things that I can't explain or toss under the rug. If you saw half the stuff I've brought home in my trunk you'd get the shit scared outta ya! You want to spit vitriol at Animal Planet? Then tell them to stop having shows like Jockeys, or Call of the Wildman. My dog and me want to see animals not humans :P

...and bring back Meerkat Manor god dammit :3

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

red pill junkie's picture
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This is what I wrote at that blog:

I don't know which is worse: TV networks that have to rely on cheap docudramas to maintain their ratings, or people who are all for a return to a paternalistic system of media dissemination in which each program has to be carefully labeled in order not to confuse the little minds of the masses.

Which attitude insults the intelligence of the viewers more?

Oh, if only Orson Welles had been sent to the electric chair to set an example! ;)

It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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LastLoup's picture
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But one must also assume that the reason behind the former is because of the same "little minds" not being satisfied with the latter.

It's a paradox of TV really, no one is happy with the old thing they've seen, and their expectations are too high for new shows to filter into their thick skulls. Take "Whale Wars" for example. In the end, no matter where they stick it, it's the same thing every season. The day the Sea Shepherds literally declare war on Japan for whaling and start firing missiles at them, then the ratings will go up (I don't encourage this for the record). But if you showed them blowing up ships every season, then the audience would become bored. And AP knows it. It knows it's viewers are "little minds" and it knows they are running out of ideas to suit the dumbass's "brain." Every network knows it. So it will never stop, but I bet you, me and all the nation including the author who wrote the article will still record it on our DVRs! Gives me an excuse to ignore important work ;)

...I forgot how I got here but everyone seems to be heading off in that direction. I hope someone brought food. I have a feeling this is going to be a long journey................

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Greg,

unrelated, but a cultural question:

is this clip an example of mainstream NZ culture?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Mq9HAE62Y

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