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Tjm86

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2250 on: 16 January, 2018, 07:54:11 pm »
avoid paying the bloated licence fee for the BBC propaganda machine -

Yet ironically are more than happy to watch any amount of Murdoch-esque garbage / consume Mail 'news' / regurgitate the latest Twitter 'truth' whilst at the same time proclaiming their intellectual independence.

[Spa Wars?  Isn't that about the corner shop conflict that has blighted communities up and down the West Midlands?]

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2251 on: 16 January, 2018, 08:50:03 pm »
You can't access Pirate Bay from the UK.  Luckily our government made that top priority and not anything superfluous and unimportant like the NHS or putting spprinklers in high rises.

Right, kids?!

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2252 on: 16 January, 2018, 08:59:46 pm »
Must... Resist... Urge... To... Rant...



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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2254 on: 16 January, 2018, 09:20:50 pm »
You don't have a TV? How do you watch television?

It's 2018.

What? So you mean he/she might use a laptop, tablet or other device capable of streaming television content?

Why then, does the poster make a point of saying they don't have a TV, and that this lack of TV-ownership is the reason they haven't heard of "Spa Wars"?

They didn't.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2255 on: 16 January, 2018, 11:07:35 pm »

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2256 on: 17 January, 2018, 09:30:57 am »
You don't have a TV? How do you watch television?

It's 2018.

What? So you mean he/she might use a laptop, tablet or other device capable of streaming television content?

Why then, does the poster make a point of saying they don't have a TV, and that this lack of TV-ownership is the reason they haven't heard of "Spa Wars"?

They didn't.

"I've never heard of Spa Wars - sounds like a good reason not to have a TV (which I don't)"

Ah, yes. You're right.

Although now it looks as if the central point - the non-ownership of a TV - is not the reason the poster hasn't heard of Spa Wars, but is actually a good thing (and thus worth mentioning) because it means they won't even be able to watch Spa Wars, because they don't own a TV.

Which leads me back to my original point, how do they watch TV programmes?

Note: this also negates the rather glib - and now moot - response that it's "2018", because we have now established the poster's inability to view Spa Wars is a "good reason" to not own a device capable of watching television programmes.


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2257 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:14:29 am »
It's good to see the art of debate hasn't been entirely lost in this post-TV era.  And where better to practice it than in a thread called "Life is sometimes sort of okay because...". 

(I don't even know what Spa Wars is, and I can't even be bothered to see if the answer is on the previous page... in my mind, it's a Georgian-set historical drama documenting the violent cross-country clashes between bitter rivals Bath and Buxton... plenty of steamy pool-side encounters and attempted poisonings of each other's springs). 
« Last Edit: 17 January, 2018, 10:22:42 am by TordelBack »

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2258 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:15:21 am »
The poster claimed not to have a tv and that, because of this, had not heard of the programme in question. That is all. Not having a tv does not equate to an inability to watch tv programmes. I do not own a pogo stick but that doesn't mean I am unable to jump up and down.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2259 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:28:05 am »
I'd like to take this opportunity to voice my own concerns about Tordelback's posts- consistently glib, unfriendly and completely devoid of intelligent refinement.

Something has to be done.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2260 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:33:59 am »
The eXecution Factor?


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2261 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:35:53 am »
The poster claimed not to have a tv and that, because of this, had not heard of the programme in question. That is all. Not having a tv does not equate to an inability to watch tv programmes. I do not own a pogo stick but that doesn't mean I am unable to jump up and down.

There's been some disagreement about the original statement. I too surmised that the non-ownership of a TV had somehow been the reason that the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars.

However, a more recent post (above) by MIK disputed that was the intention of the post, and that the fact the poster hadn't heard of Spa Wars was not in fact related to owning a TV, but rather the inference was that not having a TV was a good thing, because it meant that the poster wouldn't actually be able to WATCH Spa Wars.

So here we are. How does the poster watch Television programmes without a TV?

I would suggest that actually the poster in question CAN watch TV programmes, via alternative screens/ devices, and could actually watch Spa Wars (if they had heard of it, and were inclined to watch it), but instead chose to bring into the discussion the fact that they didn't own a TV, as if that somehow placed them on a higher intellectual plane, and a more discerning consumer of Television, than people who do own TVs, and might actually watch Spa Wars.

Hopefully the OP can confirm.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2262 on: 17 January, 2018, 10:46:00 am »
Must... Resist... Urge... To... Rant...

About what? Stealing content and using illegal streaming sites like Pirate Bay?

It's an interesting discussion, and often very revealing. Perhaps in another thread.

We might need a separate thread for the amazing "Spa Wars" too, which I've never heard of, and have no interest in watching. On my TV.

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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2263 on: 17 January, 2018, 11:07:36 am »
The biggest boon not owning a tv brings to my life is the absence of adverts - some of which are probably for Spa Wars (which I never heard of until this thread).  When I go to friends' homes now and they have the telly on it feels like an inebriated spectral mendicant is vomiting into my brain.


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Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« Reply #2264 on: 17 January, 2018, 11:15:22 am »
So here we are. How does the poster watch Television programmes without a TV?

Wow. It’s like someone’s programmed an algorithm designed to replicate all my least-pleasant posting traits and set it loose on this forum to remind me what an utter arse I can be.

Lesson learned. Can someone switch it off now?
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