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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:48 PM

I shut off cable nooz and the orangeanus and turned on Science Friday on NPR...

https://www.sciencefriday.com/stories/

https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/spring-science-quarantine/

Really good stuff on watching the birds and the bees outside your window.

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Reply I shut off cable nooz and the orangeanus and turned on Science Friday on NPR... (Original post)
TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 OP
Warpy Apr 2020 #1
TreasonousBastard Apr 2020 #2
Warpy Apr 2020 #4
hunter Apr 2020 #5
dweller Apr 2020 #3
SCantiGOP Apr 2020 #6

Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 03:57 PM

1. I'm watching a rerun of Ru Paul's Drag Race

Cable/Satellite is more than just bafflegabbers on 24 hour "news."

Not much more these days, programming has been cheapened due to competition from Netflix and others, but it's not a complete wasteland Fridays usually suck, "everybody's out, it's payday and date night, let's run total crap."

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:01 PM

2. I'm in my car at the moment so have no TV, just Sirius, but...

when at home I usually have about 50 hours of recordings of interesting stuff I missed for some reason. Comes in handy for those times when there's nothing I want to watch on close to 300 channels.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:10 PM

4. For me, it's DVDs of movies and a few documentaries

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Funny how often that's happening now. Most movie channels are running superhero crap, TCM is stuck in the 50s and 60s, and most other channels are trying to sell something or are running reruns of network TV shows. Today the damned thing will be off. Even the Science Channel let me down, "How it's Made" is OK for an episode or two but not hour after hour.

ETA: After Big Dummy got in, I binge watched bad disaster movies on You Tube, the cheesier the better. Not only did I get a laugh out of what passed for science in them, they were always told from the point of view of survivors. I found them oddly comforting.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 11:09 PM

5. What are these "channels" you speak of?

Is that some obsolete twentieth century technology?



Like I should talk. My wife and I have hundreds of DVDs in our home, mixed in with several thousand actual paper books.

But our television doesn't play cable, satellite, or broadcast television. We've had Netflix for years now and so far haven't run out of stuff to watch. But perhaps we are too easily amused... Nailed It!

I do subscribe to our local public radio station. There's some good programs on there and it would be horrible to lose the frequency to some sort of religious bullshit. (Alas, I've never recovered from a former housemate who listened to "Christian Rock" every minute he was home. And it was his house. But maybe he did me a favor. I learned I didn't need that kind of home.)

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 04:07 PM

3. outside my window ??

what room are you in ? and how did you get in?!?
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Response to TreasonousBastard (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 12:46 AM

6. Another thing I miss in this New Era

I used to drive a good deal during the week and always enjoyed NPR.

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