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Old 09-22-2010, 02:09 PM   #31
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It's depressing that anyone who promotes the kind of pseudoscientific guff she sometimes features on her show would have such widespread appeal.
Tell that to MythBusters.

When I think that most TV shows/commercials are targeted towards the average American, I get really depressed.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:25 PM   #32
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Tell that to MythBusters.

When I think that most TV shows/commercials are targeted towards the average American, I get really depressed.
At this point, I watch MythBusters primarily to yell at the TV for how they're "doing it wrong". I think Wikipedia has the gist of it:

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The show's hosts, special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, use elements of the scientific method to test the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, Internet videos and news stories.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:51 PM   #33
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Oprah, smoprah. She's a purveyor of quack medicine, pseudoscience and anti-vaccination conspiracy theories. It's depressing that anyone who promotes the kind of pseudoscientific guff she sometimes features on her show would have such widespread appeal.
Don't even get me started. Especially on the vaccine front. There is currently a pertussis epidemic in California, thanks to the likes of Oprah, Jenny McCarthy and outright criminals like Andrew Wakefield and the crap they spread. Nine babies have died as a result. If that was my child, I'd be spitting fire.

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:16 PM   #34
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Well, I disagree. I am 17 (Yeah, not quite her generation but close) and I oppose the gay rights agenda (but no, I don't call homosexuals names.) (I also think that Senator McCain is rather liberal for a Republican.) So, not to debate it or anything, but I don't think it is a generational thing, but rather a personal morals thing.

It is also my impression that (at least on MR) a large portion of those using ebook readers (I almost put "ereaders" JSWolf! ) are older. (Say 50+). But that is just my impression.
Obviously things will vary from one individual to another. Largely, though, you're likely to see the dissipation of contentiousness surrounding gay rights in politics as our generation enters public office. With ebooks, I think eink screens have finally given them a cross-generational appeal, but there are still plenty of individuals who do not find ebooks appealing in the least.
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:59 AM   #35
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #36
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Well, I disagree. I am 17 (Yeah, not quite her generation but close) and I oppose the gay rights agenda (but no, I don't call homosexuals names.) (I also think that Senator McCain is rather liberal for a Republican.) So, not to debate it or anything, but I don't think it is a generational thing, but rather a personal morals thing.

It is also my impression that (at least on MR) a large portion of those using ebook readers (I almost put "ereaders" JSWolf! ) are older. (Say 50+). But that is just my impression.
That's probably simply because these are expensive toys. I certainly couldn't have afforded to buy one when I was 17.
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That's probably simply because these are expensive toys. I certainly couldn't have afforded to buy one when I was 17.
Yeah, no joke. Although the wifi only Nook and Kindle are now in the birthday or Christmas gift price range for teenagers. But even given that, I don't see a lot of teenagers begging mom and dad for a dedicated reading device. Haha.
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That's probably simply because these are expensive toys. I certainly couldn't have afforded to buy one when I was 17.
Well, I wouldn't have been able to afford one except I had saved all my money for several months and then there was a sale.
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