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alpep
Posted 2003-12-03 10:30 PM (#200086)
Subject: Paris Hilton The simple life


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Did anyone watch this show the past couple of nights? Yes I have. These bims really put the bim in bimbo. Dumb as dirt and who cares??????

I have no clue why I am attracted to these shows sorta like an accident on the highway you just gotta slow down look out the window and stare.


Does anyone believe that these bims were so dumb that they did not know what generic meant of what wall mart is? I know they are worth a bundle but HELLO is there any gray matter up there.


so did anyone else catch this bimfest?
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2003-12-03 11:50 PM (#200087 - in reply to #200086)
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Al:

Don't you know that shows like this have been proven to cause cancer in lab rats?
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-04 1:19 AM (#200088 - in reply to #200086)
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Al

Thanks for taking the time to watch and letting us know all about it. From all the hype I thought we were facing an improved version of Green Acres. Sounds like we have a chance to see why notoriety does not equal ability. I am shocked and disillusioned, I guess I'll go sit in a corner and play my guitar, I had hoped that this program was going to save TV. (My local TV guides have the two bimbos on the cover as if Masterbate Theater was returning without the British touch.)

Bailey

(Next time you get the urge, ask your doctor for Viagra, it might work better than Paris and friend.) :p
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2003-12-04 5:36 AM (#200089 - in reply to #200086)
Subject: Re: Paris Hilton The simple life


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I grew up on a farm, I knew I would flip out over their naivete just from what I saw on the previews. I do my best not to support TV that shows how stupid people are. Watched the Horatio Hornblower movie instead on A&E while playing guitar...now there was some quality TV!
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alpep
Posted 2003-12-04 7:47 AM (#200090 - in reply to #200086)
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I think that this is just another sign that we are all doomed. Some rich bimbo gets a tv show that documents her attempting everyday chores that she in real life pays people to do and shows how stupid she is.

I think someone asked her about college and she said she did not need it since she would better spend the time enjoying life. Glad she can pay people to give her a clue.

Am I alone here or does this type of thing just turn you off to this woman or what?
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TheEliteist
Posted 2003-12-04 8:13 AM (#200091 - in reply to #200086)
Subject: Re: Paris Hilton The simple life


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Bad TV and the over abundance of commercials has made me a better guitar player and brought my family closer together... Let's hear it for bad TV! :D

Dale
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Englishplayer
Posted 2003-12-04 8:19 AM (#200092 - in reply to #200086)
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Al, Just as with Jessica Simpson.... she's an idiot but not as much of an idiot as she appears to be. I think in the case of Jessica and Paris, they are both acting it up. "What's a Walmart?" Paris has never seen a commercial on television?
Reality television stopped being just that as soon as individuals realized they could get a career in entertainment acting out the "reality."
It's not about being the ultimate survivor, or showing the most amout of bravery dealing with a fear factor, or winning the heart of a bachelor, or earning the $50,000. It's about getting enough camera time to be noticed and getting commercials, shows, movies, or playboy. Acting so stupid that you're actually cute and sympathetic goes back a long way... although it has never landed me a sitcom! Did you see the ratings? Does Paris turn you off? Most of the world will disagree.
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Standingovation
Posted 2003-12-04 8:20 AM (#200093 - in reply to #200086)
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I bought a TIVO HD-R unit that is absolutely awesome. I can watch whatever I want on my own schedule with NO commercials. That means that I can squeeze THREE cheesy reality shows into a single hour. Just think of it - Joe Millionare, Paris Hilton, and Rich Girls all in less than 60 minutes. And commercial free - so that's a SOLID 60 minutes of quality programming, not your normal 42 minutes. Am I lucky or what? Dave
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alpep
Posted 2003-12-04 8:28 AM (#200094 - in reply to #200086)
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dave
you are blessed
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cliff
Posted 2003-12-04 8:30 AM (#200095 - in reply to #200086)
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Spend two solid minutes with a remote control "scanning" through network television, and you can truly understand WHY the Arabs wanna kill us! :D
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xnoel
Posted 2003-12-04 9:12 AM (#200096 - in reply to #200086)
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I keep wondering how the word "reality" has any relevance to these shows. Words like, stupid, idiot, contrived, fantasy, unreal, dumb, keep coming up in my mind. That these shows have such a large audience makes me wonder how much longer the republic can stand. And as someone just said, its no wonder that the rest of the world thinks we are stupid, depraved, ignorant and arrogant.

(must calm down now and get out of the house and into the real world)

Noel
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xnoel
Posted 2003-12-04 9:38 AM (#200097 - in reply to #200086)
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Did I forget to mention: insipid, perverted, wasteful, moronic, distasteful?

Noel
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-05 3:37 AM (#200098 - in reply to #200086)
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Noel

Absolutely, and what is worse, on OUR TV channels sullying OUR airwaves. Those bimbos only experience with life is what they see behind their image in a mirror as they prep and primp to collect our money. Of course they don't know Wal Wart, it didn't pay them for an endorsement. These losers travel from the stage to the mirror to the dinner table and back to the stage. sort of a modern version of a pig in a pen.
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2003-12-05 7:54 AM (#200099 - in reply to #200086)
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It would be interesting to hear an interview with "sisters" or some out-takes to find out what they are really like. I doubt they are as dumb as portrayed. Bailey eluded to the real deal. They probably don't even receive a paycheck for that show, but rather own a piece of it. They have no need to work, ever. The upside is that they employ a lot of people, and the any struggling "boutique" they find to purchase a pair of shoes or dress becomes a goldmine overnight. I'm sure a year ago their makeup artist wasn't making the 5K a day he is now making (his qoute "$2500 a piece every time they go out... which is every night")

I haven't watched any of the shows. I tried to one night just to see, but couldn't find it. How Anna Nicole got a TV show is beyond me. Again, it's the owners making a bundle, but how they picked her.... would love to have seen that sales pitch at the NATPE convention.

"So we got this fat dumb chick ex-stripper who used to live in a trailor and her sugar daddy died leaving her broke again. She has a dog, a son, can't dress herself and she mumbles."... I smell a hit!!!!
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-06 2:58 AM (#200100 - in reply to #200086)
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Al said it earlier, albeit not on the same subject but apropo, nonetheless.

AAAAAUUUUUURRRRRRRGGGGGGG!!!!!

And I will add.

EEEEAAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!!WAAAAUUUUHHH!!!
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alpep
Posted 2003-12-06 3:19 AM (#200101 - in reply to #200086)
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Paris Hilton or anna Nicole are both not Harvard grads.

I agree the Anna Nicole show was painful to watch but the Paris show is just strange. Are all rich bimbos that inept? It would make me crazy, but then again we would have enough money to have "people" to do all that stuff for us....
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2003-12-06 1:47 PM (#200102 - in reply to #200086)
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Being with someone like that might drive me crazy... but then again... I would be able to afford the shrink... it all works out. I just find it odd that so many people watch the shows. They are really an exponential goldmine because the production costs I would assume are a fraction of what a show like West Wing or SG1 costs. Probably even less than your typical daytime soap, yet at the same time, the ratings are so high the advertisers are paying top dollar.

I guess with these shows and shows like them, when you know or have known people like the parties involved they just aren't that funny.
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Bailey
Posted 2003-12-07 2:06 AM (#200103 - in reply to #200086)
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Or, as Paris would say

EEEAAYUUWW, what a bunch of losers.
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Mark1960
Posted 2003-12-07 9:07 AM (#200104 - in reply to #200086)
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Two months after my divorce, I was paying cable bill and realized that I had not even had it on for a month. Partly because I work second shift and partly because I was becoming sick of all the corporate advertising and crap that passes for "entertainment" today. I pulled the plug and haven't missed it (I'm by myself so it is easier). I'll still rent something once in a while and watch it with my son at his mom's or like last night, we went to see The Last Samurai. It's good to get out sometimes.

I just can't relate to most of what I see anymore. I look at a basketball game and 20 yr olds are multi-millionaires while the guy cleaning the restrooms is struggling to make 20 thou a year. Movie stars, atheletes, models etc are put up on a pedestal and earn more in a year than I will make in a lifetime.

Last but not least is what I call "the dumbing down of America" and how the powers that be have always kept us entertained and distracted from the reality of what they are doing. This goes back to the Romans. Our government is dangerously out of control. This rest of the world has known this for a long time but far too many Americans have been blind to it. We are not hated because we practice democracy, freedom and human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in third world countries whose resources are coveted by our multi-national corporations. There is a book called "Blowback...The Costs and Consequences of American Empire" that was written in 2000, well before 9-11, that warned us that our government had been sowing the seeds of hatred around the globe for decades and it had come back to haunt us.

I agree with an open letter John Mellencamp and wife recently wrote...it's time to take our country back.....before it's too late if it isn't already. I hope as a nation we haven't become too apathetic. We were warned about that too...
It has been said that the average age of the world s greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence:
>From bondage to spiritual faith;
>From spiritual faith to great courage;
>From courage to liberty;
>From liberty to abundance;
>From abundance to selfishness;
>From selfishness to complacency;
>From complacency to apathy;
>From apathy to dependency;
>From dependency back into bondage.

This was written nearly 200 yrs ago...and here we are rapidly approaching the end of this cycle.

My son is 17. You can bet your ass, if this administration gets re-elected they well HAVE to reinstate the draft to keep up what they are doing. They aren't about to mention it in an election year but the groundwork is already being layed. Our sons in Iraq aren't dying for their country and they know it! They are dying for Halliburton, Carlyle, Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, insert name of favorite oil company here....it makes me sick. My family has given over 40 yrs to the Veterans hospital here in my home town. I'm sick of seeing lives wasted for lies, power, arrogance and greed. The most decorated Marine of all time...General Smedley Butler...wrote an essay years ago entitled War Is A Racket. He was right.

I'm sorry for the rant. Music and the guitar...long walks with my dog...doing things with my son...are all my therapy for dealing with things. When I see programs like the one mentioned it is a painful reminder to me that this nation has become "comfortably numb".

peace,
mark
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Strummin12
Posted 2003-12-08 11:02 AM (#200105 - in reply to #200086)
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Mark-

Very well put.

John
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2003-12-08 11:49 AM (#200106 - in reply to #200086)
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Mark:

It was an interesting post, and sometimes it feels good to put one's thoughts down, but do understand that there are people like me who strongly disagree with you. This may not be the board for political discussions.
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Mark1960
Posted 2003-12-08 12:21 PM (#200107 - in reply to #200086)
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Paul,

I agree that it is not a political board...it is a guitar board. The post I responded to was not a guitar post either. If it is ok for cliff to make the comment "Spend two solid minutes with a remote control "scanning" through network television, and you can truly understand WHY the Arabs wanna kill us!"....then a serious remark about how I view the subject should be viewed with the same tolerance as a joking one. It is indeed a sensitive subject but I think all sides can agree that we are in more danger of self-destructing from within than being destroyed from outside forces. Al's post stirred the thoughts that I presented. I'm a vet, my dad's a vet...my uncle. My family works with vets every day. So ya, I tend to think about things a little more deeply than most. We went to war based on lies and our sons and daughters are paying the price. Billions are being syphoned from the tax payers and into companies like Halliburton. That should have every american pissed off but far too many have become too apathetic. I'll keep my thoughts to myself from now on if it bothers you.

mark
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2003-12-08 12:46 PM (#200108 - in reply to #200086)
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Mark:

It doesn't exactly bother me, it's just that I also feel passionately, but different than you. My weakness in life is a love of political debate. You and I obviously feel differently about this subject and I'm working real hard not to ask "What lies", so that I can respond, which would start a huge discourse.

My brother in law and I go around and around on this at holiday get togethers. Drives our wives nuts. Then when we're done, we go out and barbque together.

Let's go back to Ovations.
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cliff
Posted 2003-12-08 1:10 PM (#200109 - in reply to #200086)
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Who said I was joking?
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2003-12-08 1:28 PM (#200110 - in reply to #200086)
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Like Paul I love a good political debate, and I also think if something on this board stirs your feelings enough post it... then post away. Afterall isn't that what music is supposed to do, stir emotions.

My only comment for this thread I think is that I can credit our President for at least one good thing, and that is causing debate. I have learned and discussed more politics in the past few years than ever in my life, and most of my careers were spent working in or for the DOD.

Even a discussion about blondes and reality TV turns us toward thinking about security, and politics, even if just briefly. This is a good thing in my book. Maybe not the actual discussion, but at least be provoked to thought.

People say the "world" or "we" are not safe after 9-11. We weren't safe long before that, most of us were just too much in denial to notice. Is it something to loose sleep over? No, although I have.

By the way, I watched about 90% of an Anna N. show finally. Something about Danny Bonaducci and her at an acting class. It was pretty funny. Danny seemed to have a lot of fun with it.
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