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How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby Scepcop » 19 May 2011, 01:00

Check out this funny and witty series called "How TV Ruined Your Life" with Charlie Brooker.

Here is the episode about how unreal fantasy images of relationships are, vs. relationships in real life. It's so funny.





And the one about how TV has given us unrealistic aspirations and a sense of entitlement.



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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby NinjaPuppy » 19 May 2011, 19:30

MOST EXCELLENT!
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How TV controls your mind

Postby Scepcop » 31 May 2011, 22:50

Here are some parts of documentaries about how TV hypnotizes you and controls your mind and how it has been used as a propaganda tool.




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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby Craig Browning » 31 May 2011, 23:02

Two of the most terrifying movies (if you think about it) had to be The Cable Guy and The Trueman Show simply because of how both show faux life via corporate/media influence, something I became all too aware of during my short time working in both, Market & Research as well as with a noted PR company out of Burbank. It's quite eye-opening and yet, what I witnessed was trivial and nothing even close to how its all evolved since the 1980s.

If you want to look at conspiracy concepts, this is the best of all vehicles and unfortunately, the grandfather for what we now have via a media addicted culture; video games, movies, music vids, etc. Big Brother really does know how to place just the right carrots in front of us all :twisted:
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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby Scepcop » 31 May 2011, 23:35

Here, what Chomsky says about professional sports makes sense. It serves no practical purpose other than to promote group cohesion and allegiance to authority. It's nothing but mind control. Anyone who doesn't believe in conspiracies should look at professional sports because it is so obviously a mind control tool that no intelligent person can deny it.

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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby JO 753 » 04 Jun 2011, 00:23

Watched the 1st video. Hooked in 40 secondz!

Thanks!
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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby ProfWag » 05 Jun 2011, 21:28

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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby Craig Browning » 06 Jun 2011, 21:29

I'm far from being a supporter of "Professional" sports and the gung-ho testosterone driven machismo lie that permeates the U.S. (in particular) and yet, I understand a few sides of this sub-culture -- the actual social benefit behind competition of this sort -- starting with the social need for "Team Players". Though the impetus behind many a conspiracy theory, the sense of loyalty and paternal/maternal & sibling-based rapport found amongst "team mates" (including Fraternal & Civic based organizations) is what literally makes the world go round, the buzz term in today's culture is "Networking" and the fact that people who share a common foundation tend to lend benefit & support to one another.

I do loathe the fact that sports has encouraged a very false ideology in society when it comes to the famed "Survival of the Fittest" concept; the Machismo addicts believe this pertains to physical might only, be it athleticism or military power. It wasn't until recent decades that a stronger, more series sense of acknowledgment has been given to those gifted in other areas where the macho types would seriously fail. The former "Warrior" attitude is something that has actually brought about a large amount of social issues such as hate-crimes, domestic violence, and of course the classic "going postal" antics of the suppressed, be it in regards to job or school bullies.

I honestly do believe that the money grabbers surrounding professional sports have robbed the games as well as society of "innocence". It's not even affordable for most to just drop in on a game as we did when I was kid -- $8.00 for a hot dog that cost the F&B service less than .50 cents to produce & market is BULL SHIT! Let alone the $10.00 Beer and $5.00 peanuts and outrageously priced nose bleed seating. Kids don't even have that long ago advantage of the "secret way in" (that most of the management knew about, truth to be known).

It's not sports that's "bad" as much as it is the rape of the consumer by way of Advertisers and greed driven elements that surround the world of sports. Frankly I think all sports needs to stick with their own specialized networks and leave commercial television networks alone -- get out and let those that want to relish in such silliness pay for the special viewing so the rest of us don't have to deal with it. But there's too much money involved for that to ever happen; tens of millions of dollars to be made around a single event -- a single 4-6 hour day. :shock:
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Re: How TV Ruined Your Life

Postby ProfWag » 07 Jun 2011, 07:19

I enjoy watching sports, but that doesn't meant I live it. But sports is like a lot of things when it comes to pulling for one side or another. Our political system is built around wanting one "team" to win over another (i.e. person or party), or business (wanting Sam Adams to be served at your local pub over Budweiser) or a myriad of issues. It just boils down to what one likes to watch. Competition is inbread in our society everywhere. Imagine where our country would be if no one pulled for either the North or the South in 1863...
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