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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:40 pm

O Really wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:38 pm
O Really wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Well, there's "The Bachelor"
I'll sometimes flip to it during ads, but I think that the premise is creepy and am embarrassed for the participants.
Yeah, the first time I saw any of the show, I was aghast. I had not seen most of the episode, and didn't really know the context of the show. So here's these women lined up in a row and a guy picking them off one by one, sending them away sobbing. I couldn't believe anybody would be in that lineup, and I thought any guy doing that would have to be a major jerk. Several years and episodes later, though, I find it pretty entertaining. I look at it like dwarf-tossing - sure, it's humiliating in a way, but if the participants know what they're in for and want to do it, who am I to refuse to laugh at them.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:52 am

O Really wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Well, there's "The Bachelor"
Minn. lawmaker drafts bill banning 'The Bachelor' star from entering state after he dumps local woman

:lol: :---P

Having watched none of this season, I would say that Lauren is an idiot if she answers his calls or opens the door for him. Of course, he may have hedged his bets by checking in with her before dumping Becca.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:10 am

The main four channels in my area

2 Sinclair
1 Fox
and one sort of normal channel

The two Sinclair channels are speaking truth to local power and corruption, or so they say.


https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/3/8 ... omfortable
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:23 am

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:10 am
The main four channels in my area

2 Sinclair
1 Fox
and one sort of normal channel

The two Sinclair channels are speaking truth to local power and corruption, or so they say.

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/3/8 ... omfortable
I feel you, brother. Asheville only has an ABC affiliate and it's Sinclair. Our other local stations are all SC, and I'm not sure if they're Sinclair owned or not.

Do you get this asshole's editorials?
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2434
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:37 pm
Ah, I think this is the guy we're discussing and it is WLOS:

Mark E. Hyman

I feel better knowing that he's not local, something I don't think he states in his editorials :roll: , but is instead the Baltimore-based Vice President for Corporate Relations for right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, "the largest television station operator in the United States".
O Really wrote:... Might as well be Faux.
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Every few months when he pisses me off I send the locals a note like this:
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:44 am
Subject: Mark Hyman
Date: Wed, August 9, 2017 12:10 am
To: comments@wlos.com
Cc: comments@sbgi.net (corporate)

Hi,

Y'all must cringe every time the carpetbagging, corporate, hateful dolt Mark Hyman represents your station. This time he's defending the honoring of slavers and traitors, comparing his ilk to Taliban victims, and dishonestly whining that the statues are getting destroyed. I feel bad for you, hang in there.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:30 am

O Really wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:23 pm
Well, there's "The Bachelor"

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:lol: :clap:



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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:04 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:23 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:10 am
The main four channels in my area

2 Sinclair
1 Fox
and one sort of normal channel

The two Sinclair channels are speaking truth to local power and corruption, or so they say.

https://www.dailykos.com/story/2018/3/8 ... omfortable
I feel you, brother. Asheville only has an ABC affiliate and it's Sinclair. Our other local stations are all SC, and I'm not sure if they're Sinclair owned or not.

Do you get this asshole's editorials?
http://www.blueridgedebate.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2434
Vrede too wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:37 pm
Ah, I think this is the guy we're discussing and it is WLOS:

Mark E. Hyman

I feel better knowing that he's not local, something I don't think he states in his editorials :roll: , but is instead the Baltimore-based Vice President for Corporate Relations for right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, "the largest television station operator in the United States".
O Really wrote:... Might as well be Faux.
:thumbup:
Every few months when he pisses me off I send the locals a note like this:
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:44 am
Subject: Mark Hyman
Date: Wed, August 9, 2017 12:10 am
To: comments@wlos.com
Cc: comments@sbgi.net (corporate)

Hi,

Y'all must cringe every time the carpetbagging, corporate, hateful dolt Mark Hyman represents your station. This time he's defending the honoring of slavers and traitors, comparing his ilk to Taliban victims, and dishonestly whining that the statues are getting destroyed. I feel bad for you, hang in there.
I quit watching my only local channel about 20+ years ago because of hyman.

Then he just looked like another rich shithead's dumbass kid. I'm sure he's still the same shit now that he was then.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:11 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:04 pm
I quit watching my only local channel about 20+ years ago because of hyman.

Then he just looked like another rich shithead's dumbass kid. I'm sure he's still the same shit now that he was then.
He's not just con, he literally is an idiot. At most I catch 1/2 hour of the local channel's 2 and 1/2 hours plus the mornings of daily news, and I don't know how often his op-eds are on. So, it's pretty rare that I see him.
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:24 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:11 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:04 pm
I quit watching my only local channel about 20+ years ago because of hyman.

Then he just looked like another rich shithead's dumbass kid. I'm sure he's still the same shit now that he was then.
He's not just con, he literally is an idiot. At most I catch 1/2 hour of the local channel's 2 and 1/2 hours plus the mornings of daily news, and I don't know how often his op-eds are on. So, it's pretty rare that I see him.
He use to do a one minute editorial at the each broadcast - sort of a wannabe Cronkite for dumbasses.

I quit watching then, but now the NBC Mobile channel is pushing all this local government conspiracy shit and preaching about speaking truth to power along with their trump praise.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:59 pm

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:24 pm
He use to do a one minute editorial at the each broadcast - sort of a wannabe Cronkite for dumbasses.

I quit watching then, but now the NBC Mobile channel is pushing all this local government conspiracy shit and preaching about speaking truth to power along with their trump praise.
It's less than every day here, but I don't know how much less, nor have I paid attention to which half hour of the day so that I can shun it.
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Unread post by O Really » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Arrrrrgh! So "Jesus Christ Superstar" is on live on NBC. Been wanting to see this for decades, never have. Great music, great cast. And then several minutes of fucking commercials every 10 minutes or so! Too late to Tivo, Tivo is down anyway. Arrrrrgh!

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O Really wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Arrrrrgh! So "Jesus Christ Superstar" is on live on NBC. Been wanting to see this for decades, never have. Great music, great cast. And then several minutes of fucking commercials every 10 minutes or so! Too late to Tivo, Tivo is down anyway. Arrrrrgh!
Bummer. I caught bits of it during Star Wars: The Force Awakens commercials. Looked good.

I saw it in the early 70s in a MD dinner theater. Then, I was in the chorus of it in the late 80s. I was also an understudy apostle, but never an apostle in the show. Big, big production, 125? cast including 40? kids, tiered stage so that we could all appear and disappear in seconds, 350 seat theater, 10 shows including 2 on Easter Sunday. Great experience. I'd long been an atheist, but was still moved to tears each crucifixion.

We had an alcoholic Herod. He was brilliant and wickedly funny, but we were never completely sure that he'd show up and be able to perform. I even went to collect him for one rehearsal. It was kinda perfect.


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O Really wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Arrrrrgh! So "Jesus Christ Superstar" is on live on NBC. Been wanting to see this for decades, never have. Great music, great cast. And then several minutes of fucking commercials every 10 minutes or so! Too late to Tivo, Tivo is down anyway. Arrrrrgh!
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Vrede too wrote:
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Then, I was in the chorus of it in the late 80s. I was also an understudy apostle, but never an apostle in the show.
Your experience in musical performance is similar to mine. I bought the album, and sang Herod's part in the shower. ;)

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O Really wrote:
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Your experience in musical performance is similar to mine. I bought the album, and sang Herod's part in the shower. ;)
Good choice, but maybe a step up from that. I was onstage in the chorus for all 10 shows and the chorus was up there for a lot of scenes.

I had no prior musical experience and even went to the director early on saying I should quit because I just wasn't getting the harmonizing. He encouraged me to stay and it was a shocker to me that it went well enough to later be made an understudy apostle. This was all in nursing school, I never pursued it further once I was working in a new city.
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Unread post by O Really » Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:24 am

Do "understudy" apostles still get to "write the gospels and we'll all be remembered when [they] die"? Or Do they drift into oblivion like all the first string apostles not named Matthew Mark Luke, John or James?

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O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:45 am
Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:20 pm
Then, I was in the chorus of it in the late 80s. I was also an understudy apostle, but never an apostle in the show.
Your experience in musical performance is similar to mine. I bought the album, and sang Herod's part in the shower. ;)

My wife can sing ever word to every song.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:42 am

O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:24 am
Do "understudy" apostles still get to "write the gospels and we'll all be remembered when [they] die"? Or Do they drift into oblivion like all the first string apostles not named Matthew Mark Luke, John or James?
We pray that the first string stays healthy. ;) I guess there is a god.

billy.pilgrim wrote:
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My wife can sing ever word to every song.
That's kinda hot that your wife can sing like a hooker. :P
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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:49 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:42 am
O Really wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:24 am
Do "understudy" apostles still get to "write the gospels and we'll all be remembered when [they] die"? Or Do they drift into oblivion like all the first string apostles not named Matthew Mark Luke, John or James?
We pray that the first string stays healthy. ;) I guess there is a god.

billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:34 am
My wife can sing ever word to every song.
That's kinda hot that your wife can sing like a hooker. :P
I should have added, since she was 12.
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