EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION F@#KING DOLLARS IN 24 HOURS

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Posted on 19th September 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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I’m flabbergasted on a daily basis by the idiocy that goes on in this country. We have the lowest percentage of people working since 1978. We have 47 million people, or 20% of all households, on food stamps. The real median household income is lower than it was in 1998. Gas prices are near all-time highs. The average family has virtually no retirement or current savings. Despite these facts, millions of broke Americans lined up to buy a freaking video game to the tune of $800 million in the first 24 hours on the market. They just whipped out the credit card and went $60 further into debt. I’m sure some people enjoy video games. Personally, I have never played a video game in my entire life. I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on games for my kids, but never played one of them. Of course, I’ve never sent a text message in my life either, so I may not be the ideal judge of technology.

I see this phenomenon as part of the bigger picture of a world ruled by propaganda, distraction, chosen servitude and willful ignorance. The corporate fascist ruling class know they must keep the masses distracted from the true reality of their situation. Video games, sporting events, 24 hour faux news entertainment, reality TV, porn, the stock market, religion, evil dictators, iGadgets, fashion magazines, and most of the internet are just opium for the masses.  

Our Controllers have succeeded in implementing every dystopian idea dreamed up by Aldous Huxley and detailed in his classic 1932 novel – Brave New World. Huxley’s fears have been realized to a greater extent than he could have imagined:

“In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or the propaganda might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies – the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account  man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.

In the past most people never got a chance of fully satisfying this appetite. They might long for distractions, but the distractions were not provided. Christmas came but once a year, feasts were “solemn and rare,” there were few readers and very little to read, and the nearest approach to a neighborhood movie theater  was the parish church, where the performances though frequent, were somewhat monotonous. For conditions even remotely comparable to those now prevailing we must return to imperial Rome, where the populace was kept in good humor by frequent, gratuitous doses of many kinds of entertainment – from poetical dramas to gladiatorial fights, from recitations of Virgil to all-out boxing, from concerts to military reviews and public executions. But even in Rome there was nothing like the non-stop distractions now provided by newspapers and magazines, by radio, television and the cinema.

In “Brave New World” non-stop distractions of the most fascinating nature are deliberately used as instruments of policy, for the purpose of preventing people from paying too much attention to the realities of the social and political situation. The other world of religion is different from the other world of entertainment; but they resemble one another in being most decidedly “not of this world.” Both are distractions and, if lived in too continuously, both can become, in Marx’s  phrase “the opium of the people” and so a threat to freedom.

Only the vigilant can maintain their liberties, and only those who are constantly and intelligently on the spot can hope to govern themselves effectively by democratic procedures. A society, most of whose members spend a great part of their time, not on the spot, not here and now and in their calculable future, but somewhere else, in the irrelevant other worlds of sport and soap opera, of mythology and metaphysical fantasy, will find it hard to resist the encroachments of those would manipulate and control it.” 
―    Aldous Huxley,    Brave New World Revisited

The ignorant masses that make up the majority in this country have learned to love their servitude. We threw in the towel on vigilance and love of liberty decades ago. While millions sit in front of their boob tubes killing whores and stealing cars with their joy stick in their fantasy worlds, our Controllers are smiling as they manipulate, obfuscate, and increase their wealth, power and control. Welcome to Brave New World USA.

 

‘Grand Theft Auto’ Sets $800 Million, One-Day Record

Surpassed Record Set by ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ Last November

 

57 Comments
  1. Hope@ZeroKelvin says:

    Two thoughts:

    1. Since the 1970s, are these video games a way to condition and desensitize generations of young people to violence, war and death? Is that why we have had an increasing tempo of US involvement in violent conflicts?

    2. Sheeit, $800 million in ONE day. Clearly many people are getting enuf free shit from the fed.gov so they have enough extra spending money to buy this stuff. So, this is just a huge wealth redistribution from the taxpayers to the video game companies – corporate welfare in other words.

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    19th September 2013 at 2:08 pm

  2. JJ3 The Liberty Bard says:

    You forgot to mention all of the illumnati symbolism in the game GTA4. Not only have we become passive and distracted we are now bombarded with demonistic symbols on a daily basis.

    If you believe that the world is embroiled in a battle between good and evil, as I do, you can clearly see that the forces of evil are winning in this country.

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    19th September 2013 at 2:17 pm

  3. bb says:

    I wonder what Aldous Huxley would think now about his world becoming our reality?

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    19th September 2013 at 2:38 pm

  4. AWD says:

    You just don’t get it, do you? Almost every single person at the check out counter has food stamps, so they get free food, saving $300 a month at least. And eat twice as much as they normally would, since they MUST spend their food stamp money.

    100 million others are getting free cash, directly deposited into their accounts. Of this number, a conservative estimate of 35% have jobs on the side, non-taxed and non-reported. It’s probably more like 50%, but who’s counting. So, they pocket their welfare check, and don’t have to pay for food, healthcare, or housing. It’s all free. They therefore have at least $1000-$1500 in disposable income a month, if not more. Millions are selling their meds, that taxpayers paid for. More thousands in cash.

    A video game is $60, a pittance. They get 20x that in free shit every month.

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    19th September 2013 at 2:50 pm

  5. AWD says:

    I have to ask the question:

    Does distraction result from a fascist corporatocracy, or is it an escape from it?

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    19th September 2013 at 2:52 pm

  6. Administrator says:

    I think the distraction is created by our owners in order to keep the masses asleep. While the majority are distracted, the ruling class can loot and pillage to their hearts content.

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    19th September 2013 at 2:57 pm

  7. AWD says:

    Everyone is deeply in debt, including the government. Being in debt is slavery. The Federal reserve has allowed this debt by money printing, and the government by going off the gold standard.

    It’s better to eat yourself into a food coma, zone out on video games, smoke weed, drink, scam food stamps, welfare, disability, and generally blame everyone else for your debt servitude life than face reality. Reality is overrated.

    In GTA, you can steal any car you want, get rich from crime, murder anyone you want. It’s idyllic.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:04 pm

  8. AWD says:

    “Obama: ‘Raising the Debt Ceiling…Does Not Increase Our Debt,’ Though It Has ‘Over 100 Times’

    And this is what you hear from our leadership. Humm, kill yourself? or kill somebody in a video game. In an insane world, it is insane to do as everyone else is doing.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:07 pm

  9. Llpoh says:

    I am pleased the Admin can sustain his outrage. That means there is still hope. If that finally goes I think we are then past the point of no return.

    Thanks Admin. Keep the light shining on this shit. It is much appreciated.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:23 pm

  10. dc.sunsets says:

    Would people rather gamers, instead of escaping into fantasy, pick up a gun or can of gasoline and make it real?

    When each of us is faced with a system beyond our comprehension, ruled by overlapping committees of criminal organizations from hundreds, if not thousands of miles away, when nothing we do alters the conditions of our enslavement ONE BIT, is not the alternative to insanity simply escape into fantasy?

    The F-ing state has taken over all the major sports (the Clown-In-Chief always invites the ultimate gladiators to the Oval Orifice) so why not dish out cartoon violence in Team Fortress 2 or some MMP fantasy? At least in the game, when someone on the other team cheats they can be banned from the server.

    Here, in the real world, the rulers ARE the cheaters.

    We KNOW we’re getting shafted up, down and sideways and the Jon Corzine’s of the world mug at the cameras, LAUGHING at us.

    Give me a good zombie-killing video game any day of the week. It beats having these assholes grab me by the back of the head and ramming my face into their daily dose of “shaft the sheep.”TF2_Group.jpg

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    19th September 2013 at 3:26 pm

  11. dc.sunsets says:

    Define “Irony:” A huge ad for GTA V on the side of a CTA bus. (Chicago Transit Authority, for the uninitiated.)

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    19th September 2013 at 3:29 pm

  12. Cynical30 says:

    Hey I admit it, I like video games. Us younger Xers spent more time with our Nintendos than our mostly absent Boomer parents. Sure it’s a distraction, but maintaining Admin’s general sustained seething rage is exhausting! I still make time to read, exercise, buy PMs and stay frosty at the gun range.

    By the way I picked up a copy of GTA too. I’ll let you guys know how it is re: mind control and symbolism. If I come back singing the praises of war, Obama and the evils of the 2nd Amendment then sound the alarm!

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    19th September 2013 at 3:37 pm

  13. Administrator says:

    Llpoh

    Thanks. I’ll refrain from quoting RFK.

    Why do you hate him so much? I’m neutral on the dude. He never actually did anything of note, other than get assassinated. I wonder what he would have done differently than Nixon. Would he have gotten us out of Vietnam sooner? Would he have closed the gold window? We’ll never know.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:39 pm

  14. Maddie's Mom says:

    I’ve never understood violence as a form of “entertainment”.

    I keep telling hubby “Garbage in, garbage out!”

    So the past couple of nights, he has watched the Andy Griffith Show. And laughed!!!…..

    Who in the hell would pay $60 (seriously?!) for something like GTA when you can watch AG almost for free?!?

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    19th September 2013 at 4:03 pm

  15. Administrator says:

    Mayberry Theft Auto – Andy guns down the perps.

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    19th September 2013 at 4:15 pm

  16. TPC says:

    $800M worldwide.

    I’m sure the US number is still stupid high (stupid high is approaching “umpteen” but is less than ‘shit ton’).

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    19th September 2013 at 4:23 pm

  17. AWD says:

    Admin needs to play GTA, he’d be hooked, ie, he’d let the anarchist off the hook, should be interesting…..

    santa-girl-free-grand-theft-auto-san-andreas-real-the-64419.jpg

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    19th September 2013 at 4:35 pm

  18. cahuitabeachbound says:

    I have a theory that our society has gotten to the point where men think they have “freedom” if they can look at all the porno/ videos/ they want without government censorship and women have “freedom” if they can have abortion on demand. I really think it’s that elemental. When I propose this to people they roll their eyes. I don’t think it’s because what I’m saying is preposterous, but rather they don’t want to acknowledge how far this country has been co opted.

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    19th September 2013 at 4:57 pm

  19. Llpoh says:

    Admin – the Kennedys define the one per cent. They considered themselves above the law, societal norms did not apply to them. They could do whatever they wanted and never paid a price – commit adultry, fix elections, drown girls, etc etc.

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    19th September 2013 at 4:57 pm

  20. KaD says:

    JJ3: My SO went and got Diablo III for his recent birthday. Since we’re both out of work at least it’s something to pass the hours (yes, we’re job hunting too). You kill demons and help the angels save heaven. I like it but my right hand is sore.

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    19th September 2013 at 4:58 pm

  21. AWD says:

    Admin can finally take care of a little business, vis-a-vis GTA5

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    19th September 2013 at 5:01 pm

  22. AWD says:

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    19th September 2013 at 5:03 pm

  23. Sensetti says:

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    19th September 2013 at 5:19 pm

  24. TPC says:

    @KaD – D3 is good for time killing, but I only ever have fun if my brother and a buddy from college also play.

    I think of it as my generation’s “bowling night.”

    Games like GTA or Skryim I play with my wife though. Weird, no?

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    19th September 2013 at 5:28 pm

  25. Sensetti says:

    I have no idea about any of these games, do they still have PAC man?

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    19th September 2013 at 5:38 pm

  26. Dan says:

    GTA? No Thanks, I still prefer Duckhunt

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    19th September 2013 at 5:39 pm

  27. cahuitabeachbound says:

    I know NOTHING about video gaming but you have to admit the graphics are impressive. Very impressive. I dunno but maybe it wouldn’t be so bad to lose yourself in a virtual world. At least I can understand it’s attraction.

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    19th September 2013 at 6:23 pm

  28. AWD says:

    These games get the kids ready for when the time comes, the time when the people take back this country from the liberal progressive fascist socialists. It’s going to be violent, it’s the only way.

    25597

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    19th September 2013 at 7:51 pm

  29. Irak, who'll be helping the unemployed and society, too, says:

    While all you less-than-success stories and frustrated, sputtering TBP commentators, like Administrator, are wringing your hands over high unemployment statistics and a captivating video game – take a look at ‘Grand Theft Auto’ s previews and rave reviews – I’ve been doing something.

    I’ve had a good year and I’m about to make an offer on the Copper Beech Farm in Greenwich, Ct. (Peek at the property on the Google search line.) If I get the place, and I think I wiil, I’ll employ 30 to 50 servants. That’s almost four times as many as the maids, butlers, footmen, and go-fers who work for me now. Pretty good for one person taking a slice at the unemployment numbers, don’t you think? Are any of you sky-is-falling TBP posters doing as much? I doubt it.

    Video games stimulate the intellect and imagination. It’s been proven. Another thing I’ve done is to buy 1000 of these ‘Grand Theft Auto’ games which I’m about to give to Philadelphia and NYC schools so the games can be integrated into the core curriculum. The goal, of course, is to teach life skills to American youth. Any of you ben so generous with your money?

    Again, what are you TBP posters doing but bitch, bitch, bitch. Get out and do some community service work, fellows, or tithe generously for the unemployed and poor. I’m helping; if you’re good Americans, you should be doing your share too.

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    19th September 2013 at 7:52 pm

  30. Administrator says:

    Irak

    You’re a credit to humanity.

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    19th September 2013 at 7:57 pm

  31. Mary Malone says:

    Why spend $60 on GTA when you can watch episodes of “Leave it to Beaver?”

    Mr. Malone comes home from work every day and after a peck on the cheek, settles in to watch 4 episodes of the Beaver he has recorded from ME TV.

    We’re now on the 6th season and the Beave’s voice has changed.

    When the 4 episodes are over, it’s onto the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I remind Mr. Malone of MTM. Heh.

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    19th September 2013 at 8:11 pm

  32. FUKSTIK says:

    IRAK IS A DOUCHE
    BAG

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    19th September 2013 at 8:54 pm

  33. Administrator says:

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    19th September 2013 at 9:04 pm

  34. juan says:

    Mary Malone says:

    “We’re now on the 6th season and the Beave’s voice has changed.
    When the 4 episodes are over, it’s onto the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I remind Mr. Malone of MTM.”

    her legs were her breakthrough into acting.

    why did I think you were blonde? are you sure you don’t resemble babara bain?

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    19th September 2013 at 9:13 pm

  35. Administrator says:

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    19th September 2013 at 9:14 pm

  36. DC.SUNSETS says:

    20111216

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    19th September 2013 at 9:21 pm

  37. DC.SUNSETS says:

    http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20111216

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    19th September 2013 at 9:21 pm

  38. juan says:

    aghg, impossible to give admin thumbs up.

    I considered billy bob’s line, I like the way that beaver talks, but some things are best left to a better punster, i’m continually reminded this place is a big dog’s domain.

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    19th September 2013 at 9:23 pm

  39. DC.SUNSETS says:

    http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20080428

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    19th September 2013 at 9:27 pm

  40. DC.SUNSETS says:

    http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20130715

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    19th September 2013 at 9:51 pm

  41. AWD says:

    Here’s what “the Beaver” looks like nowadays:

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    Obese toddler has gastric bypass surgery

    September 19, 2013

    A morbidly obese two-year-old has become the youngest person in the world to undergo bariatric surgery.

    The parents of the toddler from Saudi Arabia who weighed 72 lbs and had a Body Mass Index of 41 sought help because he suffered sleep apnea that caused him to stop breathing while asleep.

    Two attempts to control his weight by dieting failed said the medics who carried out the bariatric surgery Mohammed Al Mohaidlya, Ahmed Sulimana and Horia Malawib in an article in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

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    19th September 2013 at 10:03 pm

  42. llpoh says:

    How many 500 pound two year olds are there running around that they think putting a bar over his eyes in the picture will make it so no one knows it is him? For fuck sake, anyone that knows this kid will immediately realize it is him. That kid weighs more than a small truck – just how is he not going to be recognized? Some things are too ridiculous for words.

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    19th September 2013 at 10:38 pm

  43. llpoh says:

    And for fuck sake – why did the parents not just put him on a goddamn diet What is he gonna do? The little shit is only 2, so it isn’t like he was capable of running down to the local McShits every five minutes.

    Damn, there is some serious horseshit going on in the world.

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    19th September 2013 at 10:40 pm

  44. crazyivan says:

    That kid is not just fat. Look at his arms.

    The poor little fucker is sick.

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    19th September 2013 at 11:39 pm

  45. Leobeer says:

    Maybe Al Qaeda has developed a new explosive that is injected into babies. Send the kid into a busy area and BOOM.

    Anything is possible.

    http://themuslimissue.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/al-qaeda-has-developed-liquid-explosives-which-blow-up-when-dry-prompting-us-evacuation-of-yemen/

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    19th September 2013 at 11:48 pm

  46. juan says:

    my salvy sister in law overfed her grandkid the same way with sopa de pata; a salvadoran version of menudo or mondongo. the kid was born an undersized preemie but granny fixed that in no time.

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    19th September 2013 at 12:11 am

  47. juan says:

    FUKSTIK says:

    “IRAK IS A DOUCHE BAG”

    The Arc of the Irak’s Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice.

    Sort of like a cannon shell shot skyward, it comes back to earth, to the here and now.
    If you follow its trajectory, you can see the path of the bullshit and where it lands, you see the reality of unforeseen consequences.

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    19th September 2013 at 12:44 am

  48. Gayle says:

    IRAK

    Perhaps people who frequent this site do go out in the world to perform good deeds, they just choose not to come on here and brag about it.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:59 am

  49. TPC says:

    @Gayle – I feel my enthusiasm for good deeds waning.

    Probably because the people with their hands out are growing in number, and my back is getting sore from carrying them.

    I bitch about taxes, “you place too much value on money, you can’t take it with you!”

    I bitch about broken homes, “you guys haven’t had a kid yet, just you wait!”

    I explain why we are waiting to have kids, “if you are saving up enough money for a kid you will never have enough!”

    Frankly, its fucking nauseating. The snowball rolls downhill, I’m almost looking forward to the coming calamity.

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    19th September 2013 at 9:40 am

  50. Mary Malone says:

    @Admin, AWD – I just logged on and saw your posts of the Beaver/Cleavers. Hysterical!

    Yes, Juan I am blonde. And would give anything to have MTM legs.

    But when I get upset, I sound like MTM.

    And Mr. Malone acts like Mr. Grant. Heh.

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    19th September 2013 at 9:47 am

  51. Novista says:

    Maddie’s Mom:

    * I’ve never understood violence as a form of “entertainment”.

    Uh huh. Do you think Euripides’ Medea was an entertainment or a moral tale of tragedy.

    No one seems to remember catharsis these days … “extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration” … see Aristotle.

    * I keep telling hubby “Garbage in, garbage out!”

    Theodore Sturgeon: “Ninety percent of everything is garbage.”

    * So the past couple of nights, he has watched the Andy Griffith Show. And laughed!!!…..

    OK. I will come back to this.

    * Who in the hell would pay $60 (seriously?!) for

    A concert ticket? Ask Jim. But that video game is there to play for a long time to come. Maddie, that AG reminds me of Gonzales and Holder … srsly!

    Mary Malone says:

    * Why spend $60 on GTA when you can watch episodes of “Leave it to Beaver?”

    Yes. Maddie and Mary … retro is good. But did it ever cross your minds that those idealized worlds of a past that never existed is a type of escapism — NO different from playing a video game?

    Yeah, I have a wall of DVDs. Offhand, the earliest is Battleship Potemkim and nothing cutting edge (let the yuppies pay the premium prices for first release) but into the 21st century from “The 4400″ to “Avatar” and “Game of Thrones” to name a few.

    * juan: her legs were her breakthrough into acting.

    Yeah. Droll little story about legs: TV station I worked at, one guy put together a Mission Impossible parody mocking one of our directors (you had to be there) and one brief clip of legs — “You’ll never guess!” Well, I have a good visual memory, maybe not the title, but I never forget a good thigh. I glanced at the monitor and said, “Elizabeth Montgomery.” Heh.

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    19th September 2013 at 10:09 am

  52. Maddie's Mom says:

    Novi,

    Escapism is good. No argument there.

    Give me an I Love Lucy episode (takes me back to my childhood) or a nice long nap.

    Even better? Play time with Maddie.

    Nothing and I mean nothing takes my mind off everything else and makes me laugh like she does!

    Thank you God for weiner dogs :)

    Catharsis indeed.

    novi wrote:

    ” those idealized worlds of a past that never existed”

    Huh??? Whoa!!! You’re getting too deep for me.

    AG, I Love Lucy, etc…???

    Let’s not analyze it …they’re just good for a few giggles. Nonsense mostly. That’s all. Makes you forget about your troubles.

    Minus the blood, guts and gore.

    I get enough of that from the news headlines every day.

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    19th September 2013 at 3:15 pm

  53. 4WD says:

    Just so you know having 50 servants sounds a bit like control freakism, Irak

    What do you pay them and are they required to live on-site?

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    19th September 2013 at 4:22 pm

  54. Administrator says:

    Irak is a fictional neo-con created character to provoke responses from the libertarian minded TBP readers. He plays his part brilliantly.

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    19th September 2013 at 4:35 pm

  55. 4WD says:

    Yeh, I get that admin. His being ‘benevolent’ tipped me off long ago.

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    19th September 2013 at 10:32 pm

  56. IndenturedServant says:

    I never gave Mary Tyler Moore much thought as I never cared for her show. Mom used to watch it but MTM was a bit before my time. I just Googled her legs though and she had quite the pair! Very nice indeed. Novista nailed it with his nod toward Elizabeth Montgomery. She had a rockin’ pair of legs!
    I_S

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    19th September 2013 at 6:49 am

  57. 4WD says:

    tangent to computers

    IBM said Tuesday it would invest $1 billion in new Linux and open source technologies for its servers in a bid to boost efficiency for big data and cloud computing.

    “Many companies are struggling to manage big data and cloud computing using commodity servers based on decades-old, PC era technology,” said IBM vice president Brad McCredie.

    “These servers are quickly overrun by data which triggers the purchase of more servers, creating unsustainable server sprawl. The era of big data calls for a new approach to IT systems; one that is open, customizable, and designed from the ground up to handle big data and cloud workloads.”

    Okay. As many know alot of smart phomes are using a linux (open license) based OS with which to communicate with cloud servers. The thing here is that IBM knows that Windows is getting clubbed about the ears, (what with licensing restrictions and fees) and is moving towards Linux in effort to profit from that. clever.

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    19th September 2013 at 12:30 am

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