Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

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Postby Büge » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 am

Thad wrote:That's actually the point, at least according to the people making the show.


Except a show like this might also normalize the problem.

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Thad » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 am

Certainly. Even assuming the "we're doing it to call attention to the problem" line is sincere and not an ass-pull defense of a bad idea, it's not as if the Game Show Network is known for its sophisticated social commentary. Even if the show's being made with the best of intentions, it's a tough message to pull off in the format they've chosen.

(It'd be a good SNL sketch, though. Remember Who Wants to Eat?)

And even the sharpest satire attracts audience members who miss the point. How many people watched All in the Family and laughed with Archie instead of at him? And I'm comfortable in saying that this show's not going to be on the same level as All in the Family.

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby nosimpleway » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:42 pm

That Elon Musk is a modern-day Thomas Edison!

We regret to inform you that Elon Musk is a modern-day Thomas Edison.

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:45 pm

The contest to guess what Muskie's "Ice Station Zebra" will be is still open.
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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby mharr » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:03 pm

Can we wait until the neural laces are available before driving him into total meltdown? I really want a neural lace.

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:20 pm

mharr wrote:Can we wait until the neural laces are available before driving him into total meltdown? I really want a neural lace.

Do you really want something built by Elon Musk inside your skull?

I mean, sure, I'd take the shot if the alternative is a slow death to Parkinsons or Alzheimer's, but not for, y'know, fun.
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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:46 pm



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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby beatbandito » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm

Can we talk about how fake ninja make more than twice my salary?
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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby François » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Now I wonder what a real ninja's pay is like.

(Aside from "a dog's death", I mean.)

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Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:08 pm

This got me curious and...

http://www.realultimatepower.net/index4.htm

It's still up!

YES. PERFECT.
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