I need to move (in Off-topic)

Demigod July 16 2012 7:22 PM EDT

I just found out that AMC has a show called Small Town Security, and it's filmed where I live.

First episode:

I swear the town is perfectly normal and not at all like the show makes it look. Seriously. :(

Sickone July 16 2012 7:30 PM EDT

Well, there's a huge difference between what's aired during a so-called "unscripted reality-TV show" and the actual reality. As in, they barely ever have anything in common.
Heck, a so-called "reality TV show" barely has anything in common with the actual raw footage gathered during filming it. You can present just about any viewpoint you want with cunning editing, musical cues and insidious splicing.
Basically, treat all TV shows as works of fiction, regardless of any claims of resemblance to reality. And that includes NEWS. Especially Fox News.

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] July 16 2012 8:23 PM EDT

Except for COPS. That is truth.

Fishead July 17 2012 4:42 AM EDT

I don't really channel surf much these days, but I did this morning. Came across this and because of this thread, I had to watch it. It's freaking hilarious, like the American Idol try outs.

Fishead July 17 2012 5:27 AM EDT

I set my DVR to record this. It. Made me laugh a lot.

Haloki July 17 2012 8:56 AM EDT

And this is the kinda thing that made me cancel my cable 5 yrs ago. I cant stand 98% of t.v. programing .

Mystical Ascendance July 17 2012 9:26 AM EDT

"Reality TV"

What a bunch of trash.

Lochnivar July 18 2012 12:26 PM EDT

Two words: Disaster Preppers

Any time you feel slightly uncertain about your future put on an episode and simply enjoy the fact that you don't have to worry about the suitability of using a metal garbage can as a Faraday cage...

Sickone July 18 2012 10:56 PM EDT

And this is the kinda thing that made me cancel my cable 5 yrs ago. I cant stand 98% of t.v. programing .

The only time I "get a chance" to watch the actual TV screen is when around other people watching it. I haven't spent more than a handful of hours per month on average watching TV programming on the TV in the past 6 or 7 years.
My new residence won't ever have a TV set at all, the PC is all I need. That, and the internet, so I can pick just the TV shows I actually want to watch (commercial-free and at my own leisure).
Even if the Internet dries up of entertainment, I have sufficient "good enough" stuff stored to fill my likely "movie/series" free time entertainment quota for the next decade or so.
And if that's not enough, there's also the roughly 30k books in electronic format which I would potentially enjoy reading, but I most likely won't even get to read a tenth of those before I die of old age given the time I spent reading from them lately.

Haloki July 18 2012 11:17 PM EDT

I'm with you but I love my PS3 "guilty" but I dont play shooters. I like sports games and RPG's the later being my favorite.

Sickone July 18 2012 11:27 PM EDT

Well, the PS3 can output its stuff via HDMI, so I guess you can directly stick it into a PC monitor, no TV needed.
You could even route it via a PC input to the monitor (so you can also record it if you want, but you'd need a HDMI input card that's not very cheap for that to even be possible).
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