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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Engert, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Engert
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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    I moved this to GOTC but I'd suggest someone merge this with the Romney vs. Obama thread since it's relevant to the current discussion there.
     
  3. emigre

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    Good to see MTV are making politics more accessible to a demographic who normally wouldn't give a shit.
     
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  4. Engert
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    I think we've already established that. People don't care if Patriot Act I and II are passed even is 'fity cent' put it in a song and played it on MTV. So why mix and match?
    Let MTV handdle music and let BBC handdle news. But no we want to expand our portfolio.
    All we need now is a new wave. Radio Killed the Video Star.
     
  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    Does ANYONE remember when MTV showed music videos? Anyone?
     
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    reality tv killed the music video star.
     
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  7. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    MTV announced a long time ago that they weren't going to air Music Videos anymore and focus more on Reality Television.

    Anyway, this doesn't deserve its own thread.
     
  8. Engert
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    I just wanted everyone to take a moment and appreciate how much MTV has fallen.
     
  9. Hyro-Sama

    Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    No one cares. MTV was always shit.
     
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  10. Engert
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    Not always.
    You could say that the begining of the end was Beavis and Butthead.
     
  11. exangel

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    I feel sad and old. Because I do. I remember Breakthrough Videos, the yearly Top 100 Videos of All Time countdowns (which they actually played all the way through! Then it was Top 50, then they moved em entirely to other channels, I most recently saw such a countdown on VH1 and they only played clips of the videos themselves..)
    I even remember 120 Minutes debuting "Track #1" (Host Matt Pinfield wasn't allowed at the time by MTV's censors to say Stinkfist) from Aenima by Tool. I remember the Butthole Surfers being guests after making a splash with their song "Pepper" and that they got a track on the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack.

    Then Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Christina Aguilera, and Limp Bizkit happened.. (I'm not really a hater.. I like some of Britney, Christina, and even a Bizkit song..)

    Suddenly New Kids on the Block didn't seem so bad after all, since they didn't manage to tank youth pop culture. Alternative Rock being the dominant scene on MTV was a golden age we'll never get back.

    Edit: I blame Carson Daly
     
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    >Let BBC handle news.

    It's America. We get BBC America which shows World News now and then but I spend most of my time watching Star Trek TNG on that channel.

    EDIT: And let's face it, BBC America is only useful for two things: British Top Gear and Doctor Who.
     
  13. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    You seem to live in a world where MTV is a nationally regarded institution capable of being besmirched and tarnished.

    Must be nice.
     
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    Are you an Apple fanboy Gahars? 'Cos you guys always have compatibility issues with other vendors and you definately don't work with Flash.
     
  15. BORTZ

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    Actually, all android devices are incompatible with flash about 4.0. Also, Apple computers work fine with flash. Its just iPhones and iPod Touch. Which as I pointed out above, is an invalid argument.
     
  16. Guild McCommunist

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    Gahars runs Windows 7, has a Xbox, and has an Android phone (citation needed).
     
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  17. Engert
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    You guys crack me up.

    ...in other news MTV sends their special reporter in Mexico to investigate the drug cartel situation there.
    And if you'd like to see the latest music videos please tune in to CNN later.
     
  18. wrettcaughn

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    Fixed that for you... (though I left "handdle" misspelled ;) )
     
  19. Engert
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    So it seems that no one does what their job description title says.
     
  20. emigre

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    The BBC weren't handling anything. It was Jimmy Saville who was doing all the handling.
     
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