NBC Executives: Hey, We May Be In Last Place, But At Least We're Not a "Shoot 'Em Up" Network

Whining about top-of-the-ratings CBS and its various crime dramas.

Meanwhile....

Within an hour after both executives spoke, NBC showed reporters at a news conference highlights of its show "Revolution" that included a swordfight, a standoff between two men with guns, a bloodied man, a building blown up with a flying body and a gunfight.

Later clips of the upcoming series "Deception" featured several shots of a bloodied, dead body.

NBC also is developing a drama, "Hannibal," based on one of fiction's most indelible serial killers, Hannibal Lecter. An airtime for the show hasn't been scheduled, but it could come this spring or summer.

NBC has got some nerve. For years, it positioned itself as the Liberal Network, pushing a lot of shows that annoyed heartland viewers; now it brags that at least they're not showing violence.

Well, some. Because it needs ratings, and it can't just keep pumping out shows that only thin slices of the population watch.

NBC may in fact be angling for a little government/lobbing group assistance -- highly rated shows which were deemed "too violent" have gotten cancelled for that reason, when the public has been roused into another senseless moral panic.

(Wild Wild West "too violent"? Because of some fistfights? How far we've come, or how far we've regressed, depending on your point of view.)

Maybe they're hoping to stir some controversy for CBS, and get some pressure so that CBS will "tone down" some of its shows and thereby weaken them.

Update [JohnE.]: Related - No One Is Watching NBC Sports Network.

Posted by: Ace at 05:23 PM



Comments

1 NBC? Other than Sunday Night Football I don't think I ever watch that network?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:25 PM (jE38p)

2 The peacock will triumph!

Posted by: NBC is Nothing But Commies at January 07, 2013 05:27 PM (v9Cj5)

3 This is the same network that ran 18 different flavors of "Law & Order" for 10+ years, right?

Posted by: Andy at January 07, 2013 05:27 PM (C/NnJ)

4 NBC produces a lot of programs that do violence to intelligence and reason, see MSNBC.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 07, 2013 05:28 PM (4cRnj)

5 Haven't watched NBC or any of the others in decades.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 07, 2013 05:29 PM (xjpRj)

6 There is this thing called the internet... turn off your fucking TV's.

Posted by: cajun carrot at January 07, 2013 05:30 PM (UZQM8)

7 remember MANIMAL? HE was a man that could BECOME a PANTHER or HORSE and solve CRIMES.

Posted by: weft cut-plover at January 07, 2013 05:30 PM (KDq5l)

8 To be fair, CBS is responsible for quite a few deaths inspired by their programming.

I shudder to think how many people died of boredom watching David Letterman.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 07, 2013 05:31 PM (SY2Kh)

9 NBC = No Brains Corp.

Posted by: dantesed at January 07, 2013 05:31 PM (ESuOh)

10 I have to admit I like Vegas on CBS. What other TV I watch is on FX or AMC.
Outside offootball, I have no idea what NBC has for programming.

Posted by: Dax at January 07, 2013 05:32 PM (gUYGX)

11 only thing that comes out of nbc is steers and queers, and I ain't seen no horns on any show from them lately.

Again, it's only football for them.

And you know what? They only have one football coverage team. The first wild card game on Saturday they did was total JV.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 07, 2013 05:32 PM (QxSug)

12 Fists are for fun, not fighting!

Posted by: Kevin Jennings at January 07, 2013 05:32 PM (ZKzrr)

13 Lots of folks brains died watching Letterman.

Posted by: Al at January 07, 2013 05:32 PM (V70Uh)

14 To be fair, this is the same NBC that re-hired Leno (and is thinking seriously about replacing him with Fallon).

Posted by: A. Pendragon at January 07, 2013 05:33 PM (wJliR)

15 The peacock has no tail

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 05:34 PM (spN65)

16
All I know is this country went to hell in a hand-basket after Johnny Carson left The Tonight Show.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 07, 2013 05:34 PM (nELVU)

17 There is this thing called the internet... turn off your fucking TV's.


The hell you say. What do you think displays it? One more tv upgrade & teh pr0n will be life size!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 07, 2013 05:36 PM (uWX7W)

18 If that's what you're buying, then The Food Network has almost no violence at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:36 PM (QKKT0)

19 Other than an occasional sporting event, haven't watched any of the alphabets in over a decade. Don't think I have missed much except, perhaps, some mindless chatter on "didja see last night's episode of _________?".

In any event, fuck them all. Especially the "news" divisions.

Posted by: eureka! at January 07, 2013 05:36 PM (HPRku)

20 @18

Big knives. Considering banning that network. Especially in the UK.

Posted by: Jollyroger at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM (t06LC)

21 Bring back Supertrain!

Posted by: pep at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM (6TB1Z)

22 A British judge on Monday sentenced a woman he called a “devoted and loving mother” to at least 17 years in prison for beating her son to death after he failed to memorize passages from the Quran.

A jury at Cardiff Crown Court in Wales convicted 33-year-old Sara Ege last month of murdering 7-year-old Yaseen and burning his body to destroy the evidence.

Judge Wyn Williams said Ege beat Yaseen repeatedly with a stick over several months, causing internal injuries.

He said that, on the day he died in 2010, Yaseen had been kept home from school to memorize verses from the Muslim holy book, and that his failure “was the trigger for the beating” that killed him.

Hey maybe NBC can make a TV show about this?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM (jE38p)

23 All I know is this country went to hell in a hand-basket after Johnny Carson left The Tonight Show.

When Johnny found out that the suits had decided his successor instead of him he bolted. In his own way a little juvenile (you had to ask him permission to compete against him) but publicly he did it with grace.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM (kqqGm)

24 Passive aggressive media gets eyeballs, kid. I learned that in Vaudeville U.

Posted by: Howard Kurtz at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM (I88Jc)

25 If that's what you're buying, then The Food Network has almost no violence at all.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:36 PM (QKKT0)


Soem of them bean dishes can cause violent side effects?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:38 PM (jE38p)

26 They've adopted the Newsweek business model of becoming more selective in their viewership.

Posted by: pep at January 07, 2013 05:38 PM (6TB1Z)

27 "Police Squad!" (in color) was targeted heavily because it had a massive number of murders per minute.

This was due to a great gag whereby in order to figure out the angle of attack, the lab guys would shoot volunteers to see how they fell.

But, you know: Violent.

Posted by: moviegique at January 07, 2013 05:39 PM (kNN2d)

28 Wild Wild West "too violent"?

Don't even get us started on Batman. "BIFF! POW!" Wow, it's chilling.

Posted by: NBC at January 07, 2013 05:39 PM (FcR7P)

29 Only rounded-tine sporks with warning stickers allowed in the cafeteria and on a script. It's for the children.

Posted by: NBC Memo at January 07, 2013 05:40 PM (eHIJJ)

30 If that's what you're buying, then The Food Network has almost no violence at all.

Ever seen an egg beaten?

Ever seen a steak seared?

Ever seen a chicken cut up in front of God and everybody?

The Food Network is violent I tell you

Posted by: Moonbat PETA Member at January 07, 2013 05:40 PM (kqqGm)

31
Is there such a thing as network brand loyalty anymore? Since, say, the Eighties at the latest?

Posted by: A. Pendragon at January 07, 2013 05:40 PM (wJliR)

32 The Office has gotten so bad it makes me want to murder somebody.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 07, 2013 05:40 PM (+lsX1)

33 Perhaps, just perhaps, there's a limit to how much of this "reality" crap we can broadcast without making people switch off their sets.





NNNAAAAAAHHHHHH.

Posted by: NBC suits at January 07, 2013 05:40 PM (6TB1Z)

34 If that's what you're buying, then The Food Network has almost no violence at all.
Posted by: Cicero


MEAT IS MURDER!!!!

Posted by: PETA at January 07, 2013 05:41 PM (KDq5l)

35 My concept is, The View and a Chainsaw.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:41 PM (QKKT0)

36 RINO! COMMUNIST!

Posted by: The guy that calls Ace a RINO and C at January 07, 2013 05:42 PM (mAY6s)

37 NBC - Nice Bullets Company (tm)

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 07, 2013 05:42 PM (69Mdf)

38 My concept is The View and a Chainsaw

Close, but no cigar. The View and an Industrial Shredder, and you've got something.

Posted by: pep at January 07, 2013 05:42 PM (6TB1Z)

39 Perhaps, just perhaps, there's a limit to how much of this "reality"
crap we can broadcast without making people switch off their sets.


There is no such thing as "reality" shows. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle proved it.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 05:42 PM (kqqGm)

40 "Ever seen an egg beaten?"

With Giada's tits while it's in my lips? Only in my imagination.

Posted by: Scrambled pron at January 07, 2013 05:43 PM (I88Jc)

41 39 Perhaps, just perhaps, there's a limit to how much of this "reality"
crap we can broadcast without making people switch off their sets.

There is no such thing as "reality" shows. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle proved it.

---

"Reality" shows are the result of doing too much meth.

Posted by: Heisenberg at January 07, 2013 05:43 PM (e0xKF)

42 Hey what time is the big game tonight and what network?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:43 PM (jE38p)

43 MEAT IS MURDER!!!!

Damn skippy! Premeditated even. So?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 07, 2013 05:44 PM (uWX7W)

44 NBC? Never heard of 'em.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at January 07, 2013 05:44 PM (1hr+f)

45 "Police Squad!" (in color) was targeted heavily because it had a massive number of murders per minute.

I got those from Netflix last month. Snorted beer out my nose more than once.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 07, 2013 05:44 PM (ZKzrr)

46 HA HA!!

Posted by: Nelson Muntz at January 07, 2013 05:44 PM (z9HTb)

47
Re reality shows, I do have to hand it to the guys behind Amish Mafia, though - not only did they successfully fool a considerable portion of the viewing public, but it looks as if they're going to be able to milk it for a little longer.

Posted by: A. Pendragon at January 07, 2013 05:44 PM (wJliR)

48
I got those from Netflix last month. Snorted beer out my nose more than once.

---

My favorite gag from their original run was the weekly "guest star", who always died before the end of the credits.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 07, 2013 05:45 PM (e0xKF)

49 You know, the Food TV channel has the most disturbing thing on it, seriously.

Every now and then, a chef will bisect a live lobster without warning.

I know all you internet tough guys do that for fun with your bare hands but for most people, that's an unforgettable sight. A disgusting, disturbing sight.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 07, 2013 05:45 PM (QxSug)

50 Soem of them bean dishes can cause violent side effects?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:38 PM (jE38p)


Uncontrolled legume emissions are another area that cries out for smart federal regulation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:46 PM (QKKT0)

51 49 You know, the Food TV channel has the most disturbing thing on it, seriously.

Every now and then, a chef will bisect a live lobster without warning.

I know all you internet tough guys do that for fun with your bare hands but for most people, that's an unforgettable sight. A disgusting, disturbing sight.

---

Just be sure to give it a blast from your Spice Weasel! BAM!

Posted by: Elzar at January 07, 2013 05:46 PM (e0xKF)

52 >>>Maybe they're hoping to stir some controversy for CBS, and get some
pressure so that CBS will "tone down" some of its shows and thereby
weaken them.

They made the nihilistic morally relativistic bed of blood drenched debauchery, now, it seems, they've found a pea under their bed of nails.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 07, 2013 05:46 PM (0q2P7)

53 very now and then, a chef will bisect a live lobster without warning.

yum , lobster. pass the butter ... moooochele..

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (9+ccr)

54 NBC's problem isn't violent programming. Its problem is crappy programming.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Lord Commander of the Knights who say Ni! at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (GBXon)

55 I do have to hand it to the guys behind Amish Mafia

What a bunch of sissies.

Posted by: Gangbanging Quakers at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (6TB1Z)

56
NBC isn't smart enough to have come up with NCIS.
But they are the damn fools who cancelled Star Trek and My Name Is Earl.

Posted by: NCC at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (xwXI3)

57 Bring back Supertrain!


Posted by: pep at January 07, 2013 05:37 PM
----------------
Word.

Posted by: Lurking Flaneur at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (ay6+/)

58 Every now and then, a chef will bisect a live lobster without warning.



I know all you internet tough guys do that for fun with your bare
hands but for most people, that's an unforgettable sight. A disgusting,
disturbing sight.


Get back to me when they have tips for gutting and butchering deer.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (SY2Kh)

59 And Rex Hamilton as Abraham Lincoln!

Posted by: moviegique at January 07, 2013 05:47 PM (kNN2d)

60 every now and then, a chef will bisect a live lobster without warning.


Back in my table-waiting days we used to always have a supply of live Maine lobsters around the restaurant. Nothing's better for a great practical joke than a live Maine lobster.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:49 PM (QKKT0)

61 **Get back to me when they have tips for gutting and butchering deer.**

See Ep1, Season 2 Game of Thrones for that.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 07, 2013 05:49 PM (QxSug)

62 Uncontrolled legume emissions are another area that cries out for smart federal regulation.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 07, 2013 05:46 PM (QKKT0)


--------------------------------------------------


Bring it. We'll support it.

Posted by: Chris Christie's family at January 07, 2013 05:49 PM (1hr+f)

63 Uncontrolled legume emissions are another area that cries out for smart federal regulation.

Especially in confined areas. Like elevators.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 07, 2013 05:49 PM (uWX7W)

64 NBC, the GM of networks?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 05:49 PM (spN65)

65 Well at least they're consistant. They still suck the tap root to the seventh level of Hell.

Posted by: maddogg at January 07, 2013 05:50 PM (OlN4e)

66 >>>NBC, the GM of networks?

More like Solyndra.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 07, 2013 05:50 PM (0q2P7)

67 MANIMAL was cool but I think a better idea would be MANSECT.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 07, 2013 05:51 PM (oKVrA)

68 42
Hey what time is the big game tonight and what network?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:43 PM (jE38p)

I was just looking that up for my husband. 8:30 ESPN.

Posted by: Tami at January 07, 2013 05:51 PM (X6akg)

69 I bet WOMANIMAL would have been hot.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at January 07, 2013 05:52 PM (46pA5)

70 Food Network should really take tips from South Parks creme fraiche episode. I say give Kate Upton a show, I don't care how much money it takes.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at January 07, 2013 05:52 PM (NzBQO)

71 Bring back Rosie Live.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 07, 2013 05:52 PM (oKVrA)

72
Well, what is CBS primetime. Basic sitcoms that try to be funny rather than hip. Two and a half men and Mike and Mollyain't genius, butthey gofor laughs, not ain't-I-clever critical praise. The procedurals like the Mentalist and Person of Interest are good, and usually aren't trying to be important.
In a way, CBS primetime is the FoxNews of basic TV.

Posted by: Lee (in KY) at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (jgXna)

73 ASHBURN, Va. -- It doesn't sound good for Robert Griffin III.

An injury that sidelines RG3 well into next season is a very real possibility -- or at least it seemed that way Monday after coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee.

Shanahan said the results are prompting the team to send Griffin to Florida on Tuesday to see renowned orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations, essentially a second opinion that will decide the team's fate for the 2013 season.

"There is a concern," Shanahan said. "That's why he's going to see him."

Griffin tore his ACL while playing for Baylor in 2009, and Shanahan said that old injury caused Griffin's latest MRI to prove inconclusive and produce "differences of opinion" in those who have looked at it.

"They want to take another look and have a physical exam with him," Shanahan said, "to make sure they're not looking at old injuries."

A torn ACL typically requires a rehabilitation period of nine to 12 months, although some players don't return to full health until their second season after the injury. On the other hand, one of this season's most remarkable stories was Adrian Peterson, who returned about eight months after tearing an ACL and nearly broke the NFL's single-season rushing record.


That sucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (jE38p)

74
Conservatives need to quit thinking like lawyers and accountants. They need to start thinking like media revolutionaries and agitprop specialists. They need to ask: what would Breitbart do?

What would Breitbart do, facing an entertainment media who consistently push violent content for profit, and who then turn round and solidly back the liberal Democratic gun banning agenda?

Breitbart would be looking for ways to hoist them on their own petard. Use their own tools against them. Tie them in knots with their own rope.

Here's one sure-fire way to make Hollyweird liberals choke on their nonfat decaf soy mocha lattes. Insisting they live up to their own standards regarding guns.

We have a ratings system for entertainment. The courts have consistently held that the likes of the MPAA are not engaging in prior restraint of free speech by publishing and enforcing such ratings.

Let's have a new ratings entry. FV, for Firearms Violence.

Under age 18? Absolutely no viewing permitted of any entertainment product containing even the smallest amount of FV.

You can imagine Hollyweird's reaction. They would be as happy to be forced to implement this as they would be if told they had to swallow a frozen dead rat.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (gqT4g)

75 Bring back Rosie Live.

She died?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (kqqGm)

76 Ace, thanks for Henri the cat in the sidebar.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (UOM48)

77 I don't even have cable. I couldn't tell you one show on NBC other then Leno. My kids are TV starved.

Posted by: Jean at January 07, 2013 05:53 PM (Hw3Gh)

78 Watched "Hannibal" last night on AMC.

*shudders*

The scene with the pigs....

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 05:54 PM (UOM48)

79 Further proof Google is pure evil. Google exec visits North Korea.
http://tinyurl.com/axbjd5p

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 05:55 PM (spN65)

80 Bring back Rosie Live.

She died?


No, she escaped.

Posted by: t-bird at January 07, 2013 05:56 PM (FcR7P)

81 I don't even have cable. I couldn't tell you one show on NBC other then Leno. My kids are TV starved.

That's what you think.

Posted by: Jean's kids, watching porn at a friends house at January 07, 2013 05:56 PM (SY2Kh)

82 Dump "Pros vs Joes," lose an MMA league, and get bought by a network that pushes the lie that Chelsea Clinton is a journo.

What more must i do to kill myself?!

Posted by: Versus at January 07, 2013 05:56 PM (I88Jc)

83 Back in my table-waiting days we used to always have a supply of live
Maine lobsters around the restaurant. Nothing's better for a great
practical joke than a live Maine lobster.



Psst! What kind of wine goes with that?

Posted by: student sommelier at January 07, 2013 05:56 PM (z9HTb)

84 Further proof Google is pure evil. Google exec visits North Korea.

Bill Richardson, too.

Posted by: t-bird at January 07, 2013 05:57 PM (FcR7P)

85 Last place in in a contest of who is the best whale shit is bad no matter what you are. First place in the networks is shit,

Posted by: Vic at January 07, 2013 05:57 PM (53z96)

86 Bring back Rosie Live.



Alive if possible, dead... just as good

Posted by: Longshanks at January 07, 2013 05:57 PM (QKKT0)

87 I've been enjoying 'Last Resort' from ABC the last couple months. I mean a USA sub captain sending a nuke to asplode 200 miles off Washington, DC to show his conviction to not be fucked with has a certain 'red meat' quality. But cancelled.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 07, 2013 05:58 PM (feFL6)

88 Hey, we have Bob Costas and David Gregory.

Ratings gold!

Posted by: NBC at January 07, 2013 05:58 PM (v9Cj5)

89 >>>Alive if possible, dead... just as good

I want her alive if possible, if not, wasted.

Posted by: Masai at January 07, 2013 05:59 PM (oKVrA)

90 Back in my table-waiting days we used to always have a supply of live
Maine lobsters around the restaurant. Nothing's better for a great
practical joke than a live Maine lobster.


Psst! What kind of wine goes with that?


Oowww! It hurts! Oh, you said wine.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 07, 2013 05:59 PM (uWX7W)

91 I think a Hannibal and Rosie show would be good, if it was a point/counterpoint format.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 07, 2013 06:00 PM (oKVrA)

92 I believe NBC is just trying to generate contraversy/ratings. I read a story today about their CEO saying in effect that Trump needs to not "cross the line" with public statements i.e. critical of Preznit Boo-Boo or they may have to take "action". You know that Trump will respond, and yada, yada.

Posted by: Cheri at January 07, 2013 06:01 PM (G+Wff)

93 81, not old enought yet, though a manga cartoon would entrance them

Posted by: Jean at January 07, 2013 06:02 PM (XN0LR)

94 Comment dit on "I shall kill the humans that put this ridiculous hat on me"?

Posted by: le fluff at January 07, 2013 06:02 PM (z9HTb)

95 A conservative girlfriend of mine, who's a native NYCer, is always saying, "Did you see the Today Show? They blah blah blah...."

Me: I never watch it. I hate it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:02 PM (UOM48)

96 I think a Hannibal and Rosie show would be good, if it was a point/counterpoint format.

It would only last one show. And everyone would be thanking Hannibal for offing then eating Rosie because of her bad treatment of others.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:03 PM (kqqGm)

97 87, he would know better, no point in scratching the king, gotta kill him.

Posted by: Jean at January 07, 2013 06:03 PM (XN0LR)

98 Who wants to see my colon again?

Posted by: Katie Couric at January 07, 2013 06:04 PM (QKKT0)

99 For those of you who are perplexed by comment 94, naturellement, I refer to Henri le Chat.

Posted by: le fluff at January 07, 2013 06:04 PM (z9HTb)

100 91
I think a Hannibal and Rosie show would be good, if it was a point/counterpoint format.




Rosie tries to feed Hannibal to the pigs, trips and falls....

or

Rosie's "brain" ends up being Hannibal's main course.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:04 PM (UOM48)

101
Oh damn, just read the whole article at the link, and this finished out the article:
"Greenblatt said he wasn't trying to be glib, but one of the best tonics for people upset about real-life violence is to watch an episode of NBC's "Parenthood." He said it's a great example of a family that loves each other and grapples with many issues."
Seen it once or twice. Horrible and pretentious navel gazing by upper middle class character. Normally hate using such terms, but it is so "problems white-people have" it's ridiculous.

Posted by: Lee (in KY) at January 07, 2013 06:04 PM (jgXna)

102 Who wants to see my colon again?

http://rollingtorecovery.com/colossalcolon.htm

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:05 PM (kqqGm)

103
74....Breitbart would be looking for ways to hoist them on their own petard. Use their own tools against them. Tie them in knots with their own rope.

Here's one sure-fire way to make Hollyweird liberals choke on their nonfat decaf soy mocha lattes. Insisting they live up to their own standards regarding guns.

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Make them liable for promoting the "culture of violence" that they have profitted from creating?

It is cultural polution.
It costs the country money.
These are the arguments that have been used against other industries.

Now, personally....I like a good action flick as much as anyone, and probably more than some people do.
But I like the ones that have a clear message of "good against evil".

It is the movies and shows that glorify senseless violence against innocent people...and portray it as something that is 'cool', or some sort of accomplishment...that I think are harmful.
It's a bad message.

Posted by: wheatie at January 07, 2013 06:06 PM (dC04t)

104 Network television is obsolete in my house. Gone the way of the newspaper.

Posted by: sTevo at January 07, 2013 06:06 PM (VMcEw)

105 #84 I have a firm conviction that Bill Richardson (ace diplomat for hire) and Jesse Jackson are dealing in arms.

What evidence do we have that either are good at diplomacy, other than their amazing success with getting hostages released from Third World dictators and rebels? None.

Yet whenever they go to these places, miraculously they get good results. This makes no sense. Richardson cannot commit the government to anything, and neither can Jackson, plus I don't think anyone can understand him.

I say they are dealing in arms and that is what gets the results. I am reminded that there was an associate of Jackson's who was arrested from a sting operation for arms sales in Florida.

Posted by: Miss Marple at January 07, 2013 06:07 PM (GoIUi)

106 Rosie's "brain" ends up being Hannibal's main course.

You could starve on a main course like that.

Posted by: Jeffrey Dahmer at January 07, 2013 06:07 PM (QKKT0)

107 Dump "Pros vs Joes," lose an MMA league, and get bought by a network that pushes the lie that Chelsea Clinton is a journo.

Not so fast.

Don't dump them, combine them. Chelsea competing in the ring against a professional MMA fighter? I'd watch the shit out of that.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 07, 2013 06:08 PM (SY2Kh)

108 If a religious instiutions granted indulgences based upon hours of watching The Today Show, based on my lifetime viewing and later monitoring The Today Show, I would be telling St Peter to get the hell out of my chair.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 07, 2013 06:09 PM (qwK3S)

109 Greenblatt said he wasn't trying to be glib, but one of the best tonics for people upset about real-life violence is to watch an episode of NBC's "Parenthood.

Huh? The A/A spectrum kid who basically is the Sandy Hook shooter personified -- but not yet? I don't know what world these tv executives live in but I live in a world that notices 'little' details like that.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 07, 2013 06:10 PM (feFL6)

110 http://rollingtorecovery.com/colossalcolon.htm


The world's biggest asshole!

Posted by: el flufferino at January 07, 2013 06:11 PM (z9HTb)

111 I understand NBC is considering The Jimmy Carter Show with Chelsea Clinton. Sounds like a ratings bonanza.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 07, 2013 06:11 PM (qwK3S)

112
87I've been enjoying 'Last Resort' from ABC the last couple months. I mean a USA sub captain sending a nuke to asplode 200 miles off Washington, DC to show his conviction to not be fucked with has a certain 'red meat' quality. But cancelled.

-----------

That show started out good.
I discovered it in the OnDemand section of my cable service...since I don't watch ABC.

The underlying theme of a 'rogue US shadow government' that ordered one of our subs to fire nukes on Pakistan, that intrigued me.
This could've been why it was cancelled, too.

Posted by: wheatie at January 07, 2013 06:11 PM (dC04t)

113 "Chelsea competing in the ring against a professional MMA fighter?"

IIRC, Chelsea didn't host Bully Beatdown on MTV for long before they pulled it off air.

Posted by: Jen Cauliflowers-Ear at January 07, 2013 06:11 PM (I88Jc)

114 I forgot NBC had a sports network and I get it?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 06:12 PM (jE38p)

115 The important thing to keep in mind is that the Media (especially NBC) cannot lie.


(And they would never titillate the basest aspects of the human psyche and ego, whether for profit or to stir a moral panic up.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:12 PM (mb+Yr)

116 I meant Jillian not Chelsea. NBC already broadcastingthe Biggest Loser.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at January 07, 2013 06:13 PM (qwK3S)

117 Love Henri.

Posted by: garrett at January 07, 2013 06:14 PM (LHewR)

118
@116: Nope, Olbermann is no longer on MSNBC.

Posted by: Lee (in KY) at January 07, 2013 06:15 PM (jgXna)

119 I am indifferent. It's National Championship Monday.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 07, 2013 06:15 PM (QupBk)

120 "I shudder to think how many people died of boredom watching David Letterman.
Posted by: Hollowpoint"

Or he does his dumb guy voice for the 4 millionth time and they shoot themselves.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 07, 2013 06:15 PM (4Xhue)

121 XFL 2: The Squeakuel

Posted by: Dr. Varno at January 07, 2013 06:15 PM (oKVrA)

122 Somewhere in the interwebs, I read some awesome snark about Chelsea! Clinton. She's Bidenesque.

Interviewing Rick Warren about his vow to lose 90 lbs., he says he's lost 50 of the desired pounds.

Chelsea: "So, you're at the 50 yard line?"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:16 PM (UOM48)

123 I am indifferent. It's National Championship Monday.

Roll Tide.

And when I mean Roll Tide I mean don't let your feet off of the accelerator or Notre Dame's neck.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:16 PM (kqqGm)

124 "Somebody up there likes me" on TCM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 06:17 PM (jE38p)

125 I just learned a while back that Katie Colon has a talk show.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:18 PM (UOM48)

126 Hey, they should recruit Piers, unless he's deported. Then they would have the perfect network!

Posted by: joy b at January 07, 2013 06:18 PM (/b8+5)

127 I just learned a while back that Katie Colon has a talk show.

That's a misnomer.

When both parties talk it's a talk show.

When it's just Katie talking is something else.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:19 PM (kqqGm)

128 "125 I just learned a while back that Katie Colon has a talk show.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:18 PM (UOM4 "

What does she talk about?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:19 PM (mb+Yr)

129 Love Henri.


Ca ne fait rien. *le sigh*


**licks butthole**

Posted by: Henri at January 07, 2013 06:20 PM (z9HTb)

130 Henri the cat (Halloween version): "No one ever dresses as crippling self-doubt."


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:22 PM (UOM48)

131 **licks butthole**

**lèche l'anus**

FIPV

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:23 PM (kqqGm)

132 I'm enjoying reading of Matt Wonderboy Lauer squirming over his role the firing of Ann Mao Jacket Curry, who could suck the air out of an empty balloon.


Posted by: ontherocks at January 07, 2013 06:23 PM (aZ6ew)

133 Piers is trying to save his program ratings by having an unknown talk show host on as a guest? And drudge seems to think this is pertinent?

Posted by: joy b at January 07, 2013 06:24 PM (/b8+5)

134 **lèche l'anus**FIPV
Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:23 PM (kqqGm)


Merci.

Posted by: Barney Frank at January 07, 2013 06:25 PM (LHewR)

135 The underlying theme of a 'rogue US shadow government' that ordered one of our subs to fire nukes on Pakistan, that intrigued me.
This could've been why it was cancelled, too.


Yeah, I think they were trying to tread a line between blaming a 'right-wing' administration in Washington DC and not be political and the viewers wanted to see Rush Limbaugh as President. I like non-political shows. Don't watch the shit that insults my intelligence. Apparently, that's not a formula for ratings success. Hopefully, the ships captains gets a little closer to Washington, DC in the final episode. Like 5,000 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 07, 2013 06:25 PM (feFL6)

136 FIPV


Merci.


**helps self to Squibob's ice cream**

Posted by: Henri at January 07, 2013 06:25 PM (z9HTb)

137 NBC.....NO-BODY-CARES.

Posted by: Beverley at January 07, 2013 06:25 PM (oRUeA)

138 Al Roker: Gastric by-pass surgery made me shit myself at the White House:

http://tinyurl.com/b8w5zsd

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:26 PM (UOM48)

139 There's only one hope for NBC Primetime: Knight Boat.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 07, 2013 06:27 PM (QupBk)

140 Try to guess who just shit himself again?

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:27 PM (jPVBi)

141 Piers CNN is trying to save his their program ratings by having an unknown talk
show host on as a guest
trying out a new "guest" host in hoping he won't suck as bad? And drudge seems to think this is pertinent?


FIFY

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 07, 2013 06:28 PM (kqqGm)

142 "138 Al Roker: Gastric by-pass surgery made me shit myself at the White House:

http://tinyurl.com/b8w5zsd

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:26 PM (UOM4"

Maybe it was something he ate...

(Dog takes a little getting used to.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:28 PM (mb+Yr)

143 I know! Depends-Boat with Captain Stooling!

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:29 PM (jPVBi)

144 LOL at NBC Sports....

"NBCSN's highest-rated shows are constantly hunting and fishing, with
December's most-viewed regular program a Sunday morning broadcast of Hunt For Big Fish with Larry Dahlberg, which pulled in 177,000 early risers. "

So the most liberal network on TV has the most success with shows about **hunting**.

Now that's funny shit.


Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 07, 2013 06:29 PM (HDgX3)

145 Henri the cat. Oh, I get it. It's French thing.

My pooch is named Henri. He's a schnoodle that lies around the house all day licking his balls, or his ball area, since he has no balls.

Posted by: sTevo at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (VMcEw)

146 I guess that's why they call them shih-tzus.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (jPVBi)

147 Al Roker: Gastric by-pass surgery made me shit myself at the White House:

And maybe a little help.

Posted by: Reggie Love at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (kqqGm)

148 Al Roker: Gastric by-pass surgery made me shit myself at the White House:

http://tinyurl.com/b8w5zsd
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:26 PM (UOM4


Yeah I saw that. I think that falls under the TMI thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (jE38p)

149
Watch about 6 hours of network television per year. Weather.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (b1VIZ)

150 FTSB: Dems look for $1T in new revenues

Perhaps they should check under the couch cushions.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 07, 2013 06:31 PM (QupBk)

151 "146 I guess that's why they call them shih-tzus.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:30 PM (jPVBi) "

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:31 PM (mb+Yr)

152 52 They made the nihilistic morally relativistic bed of blood drenched debauchery, now, it seems, they've found a pea under their bed of nails.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose is Shrugging at January 07, 2013 05:46 PM (0q2P7)



THREAD WINNER

Posted by: Truman North at January 07, 2013 06:32 PM (I2LwF)

153 So Roker ditched his soiled underwear in a WH bathroom.

The poor cleaning staff.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:32 PM (UOM48)

154 Watch about 6 hours of network television per year. Weather.


Internet has that, too

Posted by: fluffy at January 07, 2013 06:32 PM (z9HTb)

155 Is Fox the only news source covering the Georgia mom capping the crowbar wielding thug?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:33 PM (UOM48)

156
135The underlying theme of a 'rogue US shadow government' that ordered one of our subs to fire nukes on Pakistan, that intrigued me.
This could've been why it was cancelled, too.



Yeah, I think they were trying to tread a line between blaming a 'right-wing' administration in Washington DC and not be political and the viewers wanted to see Rush Limbaugh as President. I like non-political shows. Don't watch the shit that insults my intelligence. Apparently, that's not a formula for ratings success. Hopefully, the ships captains gets a little closer to Washington, DC in the final episode. Like 5,000 feet over Pennsylvania Avenue.

----------

There were elements of the story-line, though, that linked it to the Barky Administration....moreso than to any 'right-wing' administration.

I liked that they are portraying the officers on the sub, as heroes for being loyal to the Constitution, and to the People...rather than to the politicians who are giving them unlawful orders.

And, it seemed like there should've been an EMP pulse that emanated from that warningnuke that exploded offshore from DC.

Posted by: wheatie at January 07, 2013 06:34 PM (dC04t)

157 Is Fox the only news source covering the Georgia mom capping the crowbar wielding thug?


Hadn't thought of it in such terms.


Will she be getting a teardrop tattoo?

Posted by: fluffy at January 07, 2013 06:36 PM (z9HTb)

158 "155 Is Fox the only news source covering the Georgia mom capping the crowbar wielding thug?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:33 PM (UOM4 "

Probably. Teh Mainstream Media has a peculiar tendency to embargo stories it feels don't advance its agenda.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:36 PM (mb+Yr)

159 I pulled up CDC death stats (I was curious if death by illegal w/o a DL was higher than guns for kids -- I don't know how to get the no DL stats to finish that) but the #1 cause of death for 35-65 was accidental poisoning. WTF? How does a grown adult accidentally poison themselves? Either thousands are vying for Darwin awards or a whole lot of suicides and homicides by poison are getting swept into 'accidental' category.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2013 06:38 PM (dkExz)

160 NBC may not be a "shoot'em up" network, but is airing a Dateline clip of the Al Rokuefort tossed salad story supposedly better?

Posted by: Fritz at January 07, 2013 06:40 PM (w3+gB)

161
Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2013 06:38 PM (dkExz)

Does Drug overdose still count as an "accidental poisening"

Posted by: tsrblke at January 07, 2013 06:41 PM (GaqMa)

162 I liked that they are portraying the officers on the sub, as heroes for being loyal to the Constitution, and to the People...rather than to the politicians who are giving them unlawful orders.

Yeah, I liked that too. But ratings failure after week one or two. It was rather imprecise who was Precedent, only that he was in the midst of impeachment process, which made me think of William Jefferson Cliton.

The FSA/American public wants their 'two minutes of hate' against the 'usual suspects' or they tune out. Patriotic/law-abiding ships crew?

'Click'

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 07, 2013 06:41 PM (feFL6)

163 "159 I pulled up CDC death stats (I was curious if death by illegal w/o a DL was higher than guns for kids -- I don't know how to get the no DL stats to finish that) but the #1 cause of death for 35-65 was accidental poisoning. WTF? How does a grown adult accidentally poison themselves? Either thousands are vying for Darwin awards or a whole lot of suicides and homicides by poison are getting swept into 'accidental' category.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2013 06:38 PM (dkExz) "

Could be. After all, if the ObamaUtopia has considerably increased the suicide rate, that would be quite ... embarrassing. It would make the Secretary General look bad.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:41 PM (mb+Yr)

164 PaleRider, Vitamin and narcotic overdoses

Posted by: Jean at January 07, 2013 06:42 PM (/g5vp)

165 We're not a shoot-em-up network. We're a whorehouse network, and we have to take whatever we can get.

Posted by: Frank Hackett at January 07, 2013 06:42 PM (fscec)

166 159 Lot of people mixing bleach and ammonia?(or products that contain them)

Posted by: steevy at January 07, 2013 06:42 PM (9XBK2)

167 Does poisoning = od?

Posted by: lincolntf at January 07, 2013 06:42 PM (ZshNr)

168 When Al's on, NBC is a shit-em-up network.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:43 PM (jPVBi)

169 NBC - The Shitheel Network.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 06:43 PM (bxiXv)

170
I ate his finger nail clippings with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Nom nom nom nom nom.

Posted by: Hannibal Lector - Now NBCized for your safety at January 07, 2013 06:43 PM (UgFxe)

171 "168 When Al's on, NBC is a shit-em-up network.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:43 PM (jPVBi) "

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:43 PM (mb+Yr)

172 155 Is Fox the only news source covering the Georgia mom capping the crowbar wielding thug?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:33 PM (UOM4


If she didn't have a gun, it would be 24-hour coverage of "the gruesome crowbar murders."

The MFM are a plague.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 06:44 PM (bxiXv)

173
On a similar note I must confess to you, I'm giving very serious thought... to eating your leftover french fries

.

Posted by: Hannibal Lector - Now NBCized for your safety at January 07, 2013 06:45 PM (UgFxe)

174 America has collectively shit it's pants.

Posted by: steevy at January 07, 2013 06:45 PM (9XBK2)

175 Either thousands are vying for Darwin awards or a whole lot of suicides and homicides by poison are getting swept into 'accidental' category.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2013 06:38 PM (dkExz)


I think (IIRC) that it does include some suicides (a lot of suicides are ruled accidental or presumed so until later evidence), as well as ODs, food poisoning, and other things you wouldn't expect like drug interactions and possibly some allergic reactions.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 06:45 PM (bxiXv)

176 Matt Lauer. He never attended a college or university, did he? And he's a serial cooter-hound, from what I've read (at the grocery store check-out...don't mock).

Not to say someone who hasn't received an education outside high school can't be extremely accomplished, but his nose-in-the-air attitude rubs me the wrong way.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:46 PM (UOM48)

177 Even my beloved TV whore of a wife, Mrs. North, only watches NBC one hour a week.

Their target audience, people who will watch any old garbage no matter how insipid, don't even watch them.

Posted by: Truman North at January 07, 2013 06:46 PM (I2LwF)

178
If she didn't have a gun, it would be 24-hour coverage of "the gruesome crowbar murders."



The MFM are a plague.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 06:44 PM (bxiXv



Yep. At the very least, he would have raped the mother. He wasn't in that house to steal a television.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:47 PM (UOM48)

179 alright I'm back

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 07, 2013 06:47 PM (8sCoq)

180 "174 America has collectively shit it's pants.

Posted by: steevy at January 07, 2013 06:45 PM (9XBK2) "

Well, as long as it was collectively. Everything's better when it's done collectively...


(Agriculture, for example.)
(The results were fahbulous!)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:48 PM (mb+Yr)

181 See you guys later. Al's gotta scat and I hate talking with my mouth full.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (jPVBi)

182 I am glad 'Last Resort' sank. For one thing it played to the liberal mindset the military are the threat. The military are not the drones they want blindly carrying out the government orders.

Second, the technical goofs. They kept showing a Virginia class boat exterior. They are fast attacks without Trident SLBMs. A cruise missile is a very poor replacement for a depth charge, a Mk 48, a Mk 46, or even the old ASROC. Unless the cruise missile has a W-88, the guidance waypoints were quickly revised to find a submerged boat, and that the missile would survive impact with the water long enough for the W-88 to act like a nuclear depth charge. And that cool nuclear detonation as warning shot to DC, go talk to the nucs and bubbleheads and they will tell you the unclassified reasons that is wrong.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (spN65)

183 What are the ten best action/adventure movies?

Posted by: Cricket at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (2ArJQ)

184 "176 Matt Lauer. He never attended a college or university, did he? And he's a serial cooter-hound, from what I've read (at the grocery store check-out...don't mock).

Not to say someone who hasn't received an education outside high school can't be extremely accomplished, but his nose-in-the-air attitude rubs me the wrong way.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:46 PM (UOM4 "

Cooter-hound? I have my doubts.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (mb+Yr)

185 Speaking of crapping one's pants, I stopped my car at the mailbox, and a deer jumped out of the azaleas right in my direction and scared the hell out of me.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (UOM48)

186 OK for the record I am for Alabama tonight, for no other reason than it's a red state vs blue state matchup

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 07, 2013 06:50 PM (8sCoq)

187 from what I've read (at the grocery store check-out...don't mock).


Best reporting you can find.

Posted by: Agent K, MiB at January 07, 2013 06:50 PM (z9HTb)

188
Al Roker: Gastric by-pass surgery made me shit myself at the White House:

.......well, that officially makes that 20 lbs I was looking to lose a little easier. I may never eat again. The bleach for my brain probably pales to the amount actually used in the cleaning of that WH bathroom.

Posted by: land of sky blue water at January 07, 2013 06:51 PM (JoIcn)

189 My husband HATES Alabama, but will be cheering for them big time tonight.

Who posted that funny pic of the chubby Alabama fan-woman with the painted hooters the other day? I meant to send it to my husband.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 06:52 PM (UOM48)

190 #186 Jones in CO!!

Not so fast, buster. Indiana is a Red State. Voted for Romney, elected Mike Pence as governor, and both houses of the legislature are GOP.


Posted by: Miss Marple at January 07, 2013 06:53 PM (GoIUi)

191 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 06:49 PM (spN65)

I knew that was you even before I saw your username.

You are so *awesome* it gives a guy the vapors.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 06:53 PM (bxiXv)

192 Believe me, I know alot about bleach too.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 06:56 PM (jPVBi)

193 >Not so fast, buster. Indiana is a Red State. Voted
for Romney, elected Mike Pence as governor, and both houses of the
legislature are GOP.




Posted by: Miss Marple at January 07, 2013 06:53 PM (GoIUi)

really. OK, I am for Alabama because David Letterman is a dick

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 07, 2013 06:56 PM (8sCoq)

194 Last place? With a primetime show named The Biggest Loser how can that be?

Posted by: befuddled NBC exec at January 07, 2013 06:56 PM (wAQA5)

195 For one thing it played to the liberal mindset the military are the threat.

Which doesn't explain why it failed. The FSA would love to tank the military to enbiggen the balance on their EBT card. They actually see higher taxes on everyone and a weak/impoverished military as a feature, not a bug.

Well, there are three episodes left, iirc. I'm betting ABC shows it's true colors and makes me drop-kick the tv through the window before the final episode.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 07, 2013 06:57 PM (feFL6)

196 NBC: Shart Forward!

Posted by: Fritz at January 07, 2013 06:57 PM (w3+gB)

197 Doh--never thought of OD and alcohol poisoning. Fits with the non-death ER stats that are also really high for "accidental poisonings" Still kind of surprising to me the #s for people in the 45-65 range. Based on TV (yeah I know -now) I didn't think druggies lived that long.

Posted by: PaleRider at January 07, 2013 06:59 PM (dkExz)

198 Fuck reality TV. I started boycotting TV 4 or 5 years ago. They havent earned a penny off me since and I dont miss them. I couldnt handle it any more when all I could find on discovery, tlc and history was storage wars, rate my old junk auction shows and 72 variations of each. Fuck them all.

I do miss sports but whatever. NFL refuses to stream anything, NBA is garbage, so fuck them too. If its not good enough to get my ass out to Twin Peaks or the Tilted Kilt to watch it, then i guess it wasnt a big enough deal after all.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 07, 2013 07:00 PM (07XLx)

199 196
NBC: Shart Forward!




Excellent.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 07, 2013 07:02 PM (UOM48)

200 "Now, personally....I like a good action flick as much as anyone, and probably more than some people do. But I like the ones that have a clear message of 'good against evil'."

Liberals should draw that distinction. But do not.

So make them own it. The liberal line is that "guns are bad". Period. End of story. No qualifications, no context. No positive aspects, no good-versus-evil. Guns are bad.

OK. Use the ratings system to which they have previously agreed. Force them to swallow a blanket ban on gun violence of any sort in their entertainment products which are viewed by those under age 18.

This would be a colossal body slam to the Hollyweird liberals' financial bottom line, and they would resist it with all their power. There are opportunities there to point them out for the ridiculous hypocrites that they are.

Posted by: torquewrench at January 07, 2013 07:03 PM (gqT4g)

201 Normally I don't get too out of control.

Posted by: Al Roker's skidmark at January 07, 2013 07:07 PM (wAQA5)

202 Sure, rub my face in it.

Posted by: al roker's underwear at January 07, 2013 07:08 PM (jPVBi)

203 I'd like that self-pity on a plate with some fa-fa-fava beans.

Posted by: Hannibal at January 07, 2013 07:12 PM (3F8RV)

204 Shcrodinger's Cat, as you said the FSA would like to reduce the military. Nothing like calling into question the loyalty of the military to help that along. And a submarine crew going rogue certainly fits the bill to make the FSA happy. But for all the families with children or spouses or parents in the military, instant buzz kill because the show is calling into question the good character of family members.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 07:15 PM (spN65)

205 Hi Merovign! Thanks. Managed to do some rewriting today in spite of getting lap catnapped and then vet visit for sick kitteh.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 07:16 PM (spN65)

206 Wild Wild West "too violent"? Because of some fistfights?






That show is better than most things on TV today. And Robert Conrad beating up Red West can hardly be considered violent

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 07, 2013 07:19 PM (S59Er)

207 205 Hi Merovign! Thanks. Managed to do some rewriting today in spite of getting lap catnapped and then vet visit for sick kitteh.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 07, 2013 07:16 PM (spN65)


Good For You!

I have been bad the last few days, trying to get myself worked up to do some editing.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 07, 2013 07:31 PM (bxiXv)

208 WTF is FSA? Flexible Spending Account? Farm Service Agency? Florida Society of Anesthesiologists?

Posted by: moviegique at January 07, 2013 07:33 PM (Cepxj)

209 And Indiana did reject that arch-wingnut and woman hater Mourdock...........

Posted by: Libtardo at January 07, 2013 07:34 PM (SYS+p)

210 NBC = Nitwits Broadcasting Communism

I won't even watch Sunday Night Football. Just not that important.

I did watch the wild card games on NBC. It seems like I've been hearing that Al Michaels my entire life. His voice makes my teeth hurt.

And what was that stupid intro all about? Who is this babe with no pants prancing around? I guess she's supposed to be hot stuff. Let me tell you something honey, Lauren Bacall you are not.

WTF does she have to do with football anyway?

Posted by: VADM (Red) Cuthbert Collingwood (Mentioned in Dispatches) at January 07, 2013 07:54 PM (p4U6S)

211 Forgot one of my favorite shows right now on NBC: Grimm

LOTS of violence.

Of course, it won't be back until March, because of some stupid new show on Thursday nights, which bumps some Thursday news show to Friday night, which bumps the 10pm FRI news show to 9pm FRI night, right in Grimm's spot.

Stupid freaking NBC. Now more Thank Grimm It's Friday until March. Dammit.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at January 07, 2013 09:07 PM (vUK/h)

212 "On television, sexually based offenses are considered especially entertaining.At NBC, the dedicated panderers who exploit these vicious felonies are members of an elite writing squad known as Wolf films. These are their exploitative stories."

Posted by: Chris Morton at January 08, 2013 07:37 AM (NO075)

213
Speaking of violence, I think Justified's new season starts on FX tonight.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie ® at January 08, 2013 09:13 AM (1hM1d)

214

They LIE! I watch NBC Sports because it's the home of pro cycling, the Sport of Real Men. Only most of whom use dope.

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at January 08, 2013 06:00 PM (86f8N)






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Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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