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Offline The 49th Ronin

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« on: August 23, 2006, 04:19:46 PM »
http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-oe-stein15aug15,0,4566389.story

All kids TV has gone downhill. It doesn't just seem that way because we're grown-ups now, it has actually turned to shit. Sure, there are a few good ideas that get aired, but the majority is toy commercials and fluff-pablum-drivel aired five times a day. And it's affecting the standards too. What was once an internationally revered show featuring a nurturing environment to educate basic math, language, and social skills has turned into 'Look at Me!' theater.

I blame the day PBS gave Lamb Chop's time-slot to Barney.

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2006, 04:39:53 PM »
I usually don't think Joel Stein's columns are funny, but I'm relieved someone shares my hatred for Elmo.  I never liked him, even watching the show growing up.

I don't watch much kids' TV these days, so I can't comment on its general quality.  To its credit, Sesame Street did do a good L&O spoof (Law and Order: Special Letters Unit).  Admittedly this will fly over kids' heads, and it's questionable to introduce them to a sex-crimes show, but as an L&O fan I liked it enough to forgive them for introducing Abby Cadabby.

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2006, 05:10:16 PM »
I don't understand how people had a hard time figuring out why present day children are obese. I blame it on TV. We weren't obese because we were imitating Legends of the Hidden Temple and GUTS and other live action shows when we were kids. There are no more live action shows for kids to imitate now. It's all Spongebob. *vomits*

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006, 06:08:50 PM »
Why didn't I think of that?!?!  That's my solution to childhood obesity...build a temple and have them run through it in under three minutes.  If they don't make it, no dinner, kids!

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006, 06:42:13 PM »
Or a fate worse than death:

Health food!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006, 06:44:24 PM »
That's still better than GeoSafari.

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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006, 07:29:02 AM »
Haha, I love Lamp-Chop. I still think I have some tapes & a little plush. Haha, loved those days.

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2006, 08:00:45 AM »
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Or a fate worse than death:

Health food!


OMG, that would scare me into running through the temple at top speed. :shock:

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2006, 03:18:44 PM »
MOVED

This is actually a normal topic. Because this is not spam, I've moved it to the Dark Forest. Carry on.
Crazy, but that's how it goes.

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You gott eat Checkers!

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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2006, 10:00:06 AM »
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends, insults it and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2006, 10:03:35 AM »
kamehameha... you might've meant to post a new topic or something because that post has like nothing to do with this thread... :P

But in response, just ignore him.

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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2006, 10:15:51 AM »
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I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?

Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2006, 12:22:13 PM »
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Quote from: ""kamehemeha""
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?
Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?


Our generation is so emo. Be happy you are of the previous one.
Crazy, but that's how it goes.

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2006, 01:19:54 PM »
Quote from: ""Renegade Pancake""
Quote from: ""kamehemeha""
I have a very mean classmate named Ehan who hates Legends, insults it, and hurts my feelings.  What do I do to stop him from bullying me?
Does his hatred of a TV show you like cause the hurting of your feelings?

So, you're hurt because this guy doesn't like Legends?

SERIOUSLY?


OK, maybe that's exagerating.  But I was angry.

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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2006, 09:09:29 PM »
Oh, you emo young'uns.  This kid is really pathetic for thinking that insulting an old children's show will make him look cool.  That said, however, this shouldn't be bothering you nearly as much as it is...like I've said in other threads, not everyone will share your opinions.