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Well, they had the aftermath of the Joe Millionaire show last night... man, that thing couldn't have turned out any differently than advertised. Instead of the woman he picked being mad at him for lying and all the ones he skipped being all irate as well, everyone ended up happy... even the losers were happy for the winner. So prior shows that were supposed to be about real romance turn out chaotic and fakey, and the show that was supposed to be chaotic and fakey culminates in what is purported to be true romance. I'm through trying to figure this stuff out... I bet it turns out that the couples in "Married by America" eventually end up celebrating golden anniversaries.

Links of the Day: YayHooray - ready.gov. Thanks Matt J.
Wacky Court Cases. Thanks [PIT]SlayerAODsk.
Story of the Day: Police field complaint about busty snow woman. Thanks MauMan.
Woman loses arm in alligator attack. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Wild Science: Asteroids and Secrecy? If End is Nigh, Do You Want to Know? Thanks Mike Martinez.
Sci-Fi War Uniforms. Thanks [PIT]SlayerAODsk.
Rescuers Follow Bouncing Baseball. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Weird Science: Computer Made from DNA and Enzymes. Thanks Joe Vanderbilt.
Louisiana is sinking. Thanks zombie69.
Press 'Scan' to Play Old Albums? Thanks Mike Martinez.
Auction of the Day: Strong Bad Breakfast Burrito!!! Thanks Nopa.
Follow-up: Intuit offers TurboTax tests, apologies. Thanks Mike Martinez.

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26. Re: Ready.gov Feb 27, 2003, 06:15 Dwarf_Snowninja
 
I just about died, this site was so funny. The last time i laughed this hard was watching some MST3K. Gotta love a good parody.

 
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25. Re: Ready.gov Feb 26, 2003, 04:08 Ray Marden
 
I just had a friend write me a letter (snail mail) and use "LOL" in it.

SOMEBODY STOP IT NOW! IT HAS ESCAPED THE DIGITAL DOMAIN!

LOLOLROLROLROLROLROLOLOLROLROLR'ing :o,
Ray

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24. Re: Ready.gov Feb 26, 2003, 03:26 Heatwave
 
Some of the captions made me LOL...

Wow... I've never seen LOL used as a verb before...
Maybe it's a sign.
Before you know it people are going to start saying it out loud. Picture this scene 10 years from now:
"Hey Bob, did you catch the last nights episode of "Really Married with Someone Elses Children?"
"Yeah Ted, I was LOLing for hours. But what really had me ROFLing was the new "Doggy-Dogs." Snoop sure got senile fast."
finalist reality shows not used in this message were: "Who can keep power over a small country?" "Who can avoid marrying the clone?" "Survivor: Nuclear Wasteland" and "Survivor jr:Lord of the Flies"

Eventually it would replace laughter altogether. And then anyone accidenltly transported back in time Would end up being burned after trying to voice the sarcastic smiley after saying "LOL. Right. If this is 18th century America, then I'm a Witch."

Sorry... I got a little PLIF there. I shouldn't check this at 3AM anymore.


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23. Re: snide... Feb 25, 2003, 23:00 snide
 
we just wanted a name that was easy to spell, easy to remember and somewhat described massively collecting your media. most people tend to ask what guzzlefish means, so i guess it turned out to be a good name.


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22. Re: Kill Bonzai Buddy! Feb 25, 2003, 18:37 Spiders
 
Yes, BonziBuddy sucks, but the Willard ad that came up (with the rat-whacking game) was great. I think that movie's gonna kick ass, I loved the original. Especially with that weirdo Crispin Glover, he's perfect for the part.

 
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21. snide... Feb 25, 2003, 18:34 jeremiah
 
liked your "Igby" review man... the wife and I watched it a few weekends ago (maybe 2?) and both loved it. one question though... what is a guzzlefish?

 
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20. Kill Bonzai Buddy! Feb 25, 2003, 17:06 nin
 
Alright, I just loaded Blue's main page and was greeted with a Bonzi Buddy ad. This is SAD.

Blue, did I mention I had room on my credit card with your name on it?

 
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19. Re: Ready.gov Feb 25, 2003, 16:38 Wowbagger_TIP
 
I was laughing my buttox off at that site Great stuff, and the pics can be mixed and matched to create even more hilarious instructions, as a few of the links demonstrated... great stuff

Oh yeah, that sci-fi war uniforms thing was funny too, looks like half the guys I see playing paintball

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18. Re: OotB Feb 25, 2003, 16:19 Bronco
 
reality TV on the other hand won't have a big religious participation level (most religious people havce better taste).

I guess that depends on what you consider 'religious'.

Several of the shows that ushered in the reality craze had very religous people on them. So religious I would cringe when I would hear them offer up opinions.

I would agree with you on the other points. The social norms of a religious group will force people to maintain a marriage to the point of it being unhealthy, resulting in lower divorce rates.

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17. Re: OotB Feb 25, 2003, 15:42 Anvil
 
Actually, the Married By America contestants likely will end up having good marriages. Prearranged marriages in the west have lower divorce rates

even when adjusted for cultural factors? specifically for religious commitment or otherwise of the partners. practising christian's for example have a significantly lower divorce rate than atheists - I'd expect the same to be true for hindu families (which unless i'm wrong0 is where most arranged marriages take place.

reality TV on the other hand won't have a big religious participation level (most religious people havce better taste).



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16. Re: Ready.gov Feb 25, 2003, 14:37 Cholma
 
That YayHooray site was hilarious. Some of the captions made me LOL and yet try to stifle the laughter at the same time since I'm at "work". <cough>

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15. Re: Joe Schmoe Feb 25, 2003, 13:49 Ray Marden
 
Yes, season one of DS9 is "officially" out today, at least with regards to the U.S.:

http://www.dvdplanet.com/product_listing.asp?productid=29621

The other years will come out roughly every one to two months; the second year will be out on 04/01/03. Go purchase that so that I can then pimp out the Red Dwarf year one/two sets that are out today, too.

Again, pointing out this is all for the slowly-released U.S. versions,
Ray

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14. Ready.gov Feb 25, 2003, 13:32 LSD
 
www.ready.gov almost caused me to bust something laughing. it's like an orwellian fantasy come true. it would be hilarious as a spoof, but the fact that it's a real government site, well, it's just reaffirmed everything that I ever said about the "department of homeland security"
especially some choice tidbits like this:
http://www.ready.gov/trapped_debris_visual.html
check out the poor bastard banging his flashlight and blowing his whistle.

 
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13. Re: So, Stephen.... Feb 25, 2003, 13:30 nin
 
did someone say futurama dvds today...?

dvdempire.com lists them as 3/25. Can't wait for those!


 
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12. OotB Feb 25, 2003, 13:13 Xombie
 
Actually, the Married By America contestants likely will end up having good marriages. Prearranged marriages in the west have lower divorce rates.  
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11. Re: Joe Schmoe Feb 25, 2003, 12:40 Jim
 
I hate reality shows.

I've been watching "reality" TV for over a decade and it accounts for about 95% of my television watching. Given all the other crap on the tube, History Channel and the Discovery Networks (except that TLC has gone downhill in the last year or so) is usually the only TV worth watching.

Oh, you mean to tell me that "reality TV" refers to all these "marry a millionaire" shows now?

There's a DS9 DVD set out?? Yeah, ST accounts for the other 5% of my TV watching.

 
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10. Re: Reality shows... Feb 25, 2003, 12:32 changingman
 
ARGH! Who came up with the pathetic concept of 'Reality TV'? I can't stand to watch these shows. There's one on E4, set in a hairdressers. You can watch it all day long, just sit there watching people in a hair salon talking mindless hair salon talk. WHY??? We know we can make good TV (well, we know you guys can make good TV :D), so why do we put up with this mindless nonsense.

Also, continuing with something I said before... Is the world falling apart or what? I've never seen such a busy news month.

 
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9. Snow Day Feb 25, 2003, 12:21 Red
 
Snow day in Dallas! No work! Woohoo!

Yes, when there's two inches of snow on the road, we're trapped in our homes.

 
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8. Alt text Feb 25, 2003, 11:27 Anvil
 
splitting time since 1996?

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7. Reality shows... Feb 25, 2003, 11:02 Weas
 
=scripted.

Don't belive the hype.
Don't watch that garbage.
Educate your mind with some PBS.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/iraq/view/


 
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