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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:17 PM
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Could Sherwood Schwartz's "Gilligan's Island" be a propaganda tool?
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:17 PM by ChavezSpeakstheTruth
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:18 PM
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1. Perish the thought
but it could be used as a tool to further dumb-down amurkkka.
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:18 PM
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2. Propaganda for what?
Bad TV?
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:19 PM
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3. No - for the coconut industry
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:20 PM
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5. I hate the coconut industry!
They are destroying America!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:20 PM
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6. It was killed by the Impromptu Bamboo Rafting lobby
the fuckers
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:20 PM
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4. Now that you say it...
that show is a glorification of rugged individualism, how people can survive without any government safty nets...it's an attack on New Deal policies...Damn you Schwartz, you Republican tool!!!
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liberalpress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:22 PM
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7. I think it proves you never put the dumb guy in charge...
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 12:23 PM by liberalpress
...OOPS! Sorry! Didn't mean to comment on "Reality TV"
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DelawareValleyDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:24 PM
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8. It should be
it's better than his own pet theory that the show was a metaphor for how the nations of the world needed to get along.
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:24 PM
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9. If you want to know what "Gilligan's Island" is REALLY all about
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:24 PM
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10. SKIPPER!!!!
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:25 PM
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11. yes, I always thought that the effete Gilligan was supposed to be a knock
against liberalism, and that the Skipper was supposed to represent the correctness and moral resolve of Joseph McCarthy in rooting out those evil commies :crazy:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:30 PM
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12. It's propaganda for...man on man love!
The Skipper and his "little buddy"...PLEASE. Anyone could see what THAT relationship was all about. :-)
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:42 PM
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13. Plus the professor could make a cockring out of coconut husks
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:57 PM
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15. The Professor could also, perhaps, fashion bamboo butt plugs...
they would be EXTREMELY uncomfortable, but ya gotta work with what you have...

T
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:02 PM
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post. of. the. century.
:D
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:02 PM
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18. post. of. the. century.
:D
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:54 PM
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14. LOL-I always thought Ginger and Thurston Howell had something going
They were always plotting together behind everyone else's back.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 12:59 PM
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16. No. The true conspiracy is in it's cancellation.
After that one episode revealed that you can make a coconut-powered radio, the battery industry pressured CBS to pull the show from its lineup. It's the BATTERY INDUSTRY, people! :tinfoilhat:
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MsAnthropy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 01:01 PM
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17. Cheney is Skipper, * is Gilligan, Rove is the Professor
Condasleezy is Ginger, Rumsfeld is Thurston Howell and Wolfowitz is Lovey. It all makes sense now.
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