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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
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    It's the same reason I can't stand Interview with a Vampire, even though everyone else on earth seems to think it is brilliant.
    No they don't!
    I've never seen it either, and have no interest in doing so, even for free.
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    There are televisions shows that I wish I hadn't seen, but news programs keep showing clips from them. I guess who was voted off in Survivor is more newsworthy than what's going on in science, politics, and economics.

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    In the original post I was just musing out loud how disconnected I seem to be from a chunk of contemporary culture. Nothing new there; I have always spent much of my time not caring much about it, and mentions of a figure in, for example, a rock band will get you a quizzical stare.

    Definitely not a claim to any sort of superiority. I have probably missed a lot of good stuff. But I have also missed a lot of bad stuff as well. Just stuck in a time warp ca 1964, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    There are televisions shows that I wish I hadn't seen, but news programs keep showing clips from them. I guess who was voted off in Survivor is more newsworthy than what's going on in science, politics, and economics.
    Yeah. Our local NBC affiliate seems to spend a lot of time during the morning news reporting the latest results from "Who's got talent" or whatever is on NBC the night before, as if that is news, and not just barely disguised advertising.
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    Neither my wife or I have seen ET the extraterrestrial, nor do we plan to...

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    I haven't seen any of the progs or films mentioned in the whole of the thread apart from James Bond. Even the bad ones are good butthe ones to watch are Dr No, From Russia with Love and Thunderball. All Sean Connery of course.

    My Rolex is an old 1960s 'no date' Submariner on a webbing divers strap, just like the one Bond wears in Dr No, Thunderball, Goldfinger etc.

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    American Idol - Never watched it, never will.

    Survivor: Anything - Watched a few episodes like 10 years ago, got bored.

    The Great Race - Watched one (1) episode because my company had something featured in it.

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Liked the movie and decided my fanboy crush for Kristy Swanson prohibited me from watching SMG in the part.

    The Real Housewives of Wherever - I'd break my TV before I watched on of those.

    Mad Men - Thought about watching it cause I wanted to be like one of them once upon a time, but never did.

    Game of Thrones (beyond 1st 20 minutes or so) - I so watch this. And I thought it was just like historical fiction with a clash of cultures and religions where everything had a rational explanation. I even passed off the dragons as a unique sort of animal, until someone reminded me of the circumstances of their birth. But I didnt' really think it was fantasy until "Blank gave blank to the blank that blanked the brother of the blanker" - which seemed to come out of left field for me.

    Glee - Someone keeps trying for force this one me. If I want to watch a musical, I'll put on Hello Dolly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    In the original post I was just musing out loud how disconnected I seem to be from a chunk of contemporary culture.
    Hmmm, let's see...
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    American Idol

    Survivor: Anything

    The Great Race

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    The Real Housewives of Wherever

    Mad Men

    Game of Thrones (beyond 1st 20 minutes or so)

    Glee
    OMG, Mike! You watched Jersey Shore!!?

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    Reality shows don't interest me. Neither do talent shows. However, anything with a vampire or a dragon will attract my interest, even though I wasn't a big Buffy fan, and I will not watch anything Twilight. Mad Men was fairly well produced and I watched a number of episodes, but I lost interest because of the subject matter.

    And if it wasn't the Beatles or Led Zeppelin, I'd probably have trouble with rock band members' names, too.

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    The Beatles may well be the only band where I can name every member, and that includes Dred Zeppelin, the reggae Zeppelin cover band my cousin used to be in. (My cousin went by the stage name Ed Zeppelin. They had an Elvis impersonator for a lead singer. And that's all I can name, though my cousin is probably ashamed of me for that.) Even bands I've known and loved for decades, I'm only likely to remember the names of one or two members at most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    The Beatles may well be the only band where I can name every member, and that includes Dred Zeppelin, the reggae Zeppelin cover band my cousin used to be in. (My cousin went by the stage name Ed Zeppelin. They had an Elvis impersonator for a lead singer. And that's all I can name, though my cousin is probably ashamed of me for that.) Even bands I've known and loved for decades, I'm only likely to remember the names of one or two members at most.
    How about Simon and Garfunkel? I bet you can remember at least their last names.
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    Yes, and I remember Peter, Paul & Mary, come to that.
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    I can name all the members of Crosby, Stills, and Nash ( Young).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    Even bands I've known and loved for decades, I'm only likely to remember the names of one or two members at most.
    Same. Foo Fighters account for probably 80% of the music I've listened to over the last 17 years. When I play guitar, the vast majority of songs I know/play are theirs. I can name three members, one of which only recently came back to the band. And I only know him because . . . well how many people have a name that sounds like a medical test performed by an OB/GYN?

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    Shows my wife watches but I don't.

    dance moms
    talent shows
    any wives shows
    any cooking show (I'm vegetarian)



    A lot of shows my daughter watches

    Werewolf/vampires
    Teen angst
    MTV etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    people who were astonished to find out that the Titanic was real and not just a movie.
    They probably also thought Apollo 13 was the twelth sequel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel View Post
    any cooking show (I'm vegetarian)
    Wow! I never knew vegetarians only ate raw vegetables!

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    Raw Veganism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Theodorakis View Post
    What happens when a raw Vegan lives in hot region and the temperature rises above 118 degrees in thier garden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    How about Simon and Garfunkel? I bet you can remember at least their last names.
    I remember Paul Simon, he was a senator from Illinois, the guy with the bowtie.

    I can't remember the name of the guys in Five for Fighting and there's only one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    Wow! I never knew vegetarians only ate raw vegetables!
    And here I could list several cooking shows which did any number of episodes about vegetables.

    Actually, I watch a ton of cooking shows despite being such a fussy eater that I won't eat better that ninety percent of what they cook on them. The good cooking shows are interesting regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineluki View Post
    They probably also thought Apollo 13 was the twelth sequel...
    There was an IMDB thread related to that misconception. It prompted me to hit my head on a wall several times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike alexander View Post
    The Great Race
    I assume you're referring to The Amazing Race and while the editing has included more bickering and personality conflicts the past few seasons, this generally is a "do silly things for the camera" contest show that is head and shoulders above almost everything else on television.

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    GLEE

    American Idol
    X Factor
    All of the dance/talent shows.

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    Other than a few minutes, Friends, Seinfeld, and most of the other sitcoms. I can't stand laugh tracks.

    "Reality TV". Why would I want to watch people female-dog-in-estrus at each other?

    CSI. Any of them. Anything besides the original Law & Order, of which I wasn't a regular viewer.

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    Any TV series that J.J. Abrams has been involved with.

    Just a few min. of American Dad--an even less funny show than Family Guy, which is quite a feat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ View Post
    female-dog-in-estrus
    I though the word simply meant female dog.
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    American Idol Part of one episode

    Survivor: Never

    The Great Race Never

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer One episode

    The Real Housewives of Wherever Never

    Mad Men One episode

    Game of Thrones Never

    Glee Never

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    I though the word simply meant female dog.
    It does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HenrikOlsen View Post
    I though the word simply meant female dog.
    We Americans are rather weird about that, unless one is talking to a dog breeder
    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

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    I haven't seen any of the original list. And then some. I think the last movie I saw in a theater was the third Harry Potter.
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