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Offline ZombieCake

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Annoying things on TV
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:08:35 pm »
Anyone else annoyed by the music used on the 'can't be arsed to cook properly' Gousto TV advert?  I'm assuming it's all about microwaving stuff as the tune used is Enola Gay by OMD, which was about a plane of the same name that really annoyed a lot of people in Hiroshima.

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 07:51:14 am »
And that's the only thing on telly that annoys you????????
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:05:33 am »
I cancelled my TV licence 7 years ago and disconnected my TV from my satellite dish so nothing much annoys me. That has saved me enough money for a cheap holiday and I have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm not contributing to BBC/C4 nonsense. All sweetness and light in this household.
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 09:16:49 am »
Anyone else annoyed by the music used on the 'can't be arsed to cook properly' Gousto TV advert?  I'm assuming it's all about microwaving stuff as the tune used is Enola Gay by OMD, which was about a plane of the same name that really annoyed a lot of people in Hiroshima.

Load of old wazz. And, people being like sheep, fall for the hype. And don't get me started on the DJ who thinks she is an accomplished musician just because she can tap a few buttons in the correct order  :lol:

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:51:46 am »
The thing that annoys me is when they can't get the accompanying images right. I was watching a programme about American railways and they showed an image of a GWR pannier tank.
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:03:19 am »
Bargain Hunt. Bloody thing always seems to be on when I settle down for my lunch. People buying absolute tat, then selling it at auction, usually for a loss; Irritating presenters. Having spent time in the USA, I have a huge aversion to adverts and only watch commercial TV programs I've recorded so I can wizz through the blessed things.
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #6 on: Today at 08:10:23 am »
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:38:13 am »
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:

Hehe I'm a scientist and I watch stuff like love island and Gogglebox etc. I get paid to think I'm not going to do it in my spare time ;)

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« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:52:49 am »
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.

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« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:50:29 am »
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #10 on: Today at 11:03:51 am »
I dislike the way that science programmes (in particular) drag things out, beating about the bush in order to fill their allocated 60 minutes when they could have got to the grist of the matter in 20 or 30 minutes. Also thumbs up to Tony fS re ads.

It is the same with crime programs which last for 3 or more episodes.  If they cut out the padding they could be reduced to just one episode.

Crimewatch live is another example this morning.  Five minutes on fitness exercise for coppers.  Show us more criminals.  There might be one in my street.

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #11 on: Today at 11:55:26 am »
Lets go about the Sh*T like love island and strictly FFS. best of all we then have the same sh&T from other countries as well, are people really that uneducated as to be entertained by such garbage ?  :'( :confused:

Hehe I'm a scientist and I watch stuff like love island and Gogglebox etc. I get paid to think I'm not going to do it in my spare time ;)
   

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #12 on: Today at 03:24:19 pm »
One day years ago, our telly stopped working (something to do with going digital) never bothered with one since.

Last weekend Wendy and I stayed in a nice little holiday cottage in the lakes, in the middle of nowhere, with no phone signal and no internet, it did however have a huge wall mounted tv, which we were intrigued by.

Turning it on and flicking through maybe 150 channels, it made me realise we probably did the right thing

The TV Licensing people keep sending us warning letters, asking us to tell them, we don't need a TV licence, but why should we have to tell them (it also says they might come round and check anyway)

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #13 on: Today at 04:10:02 pm »

Turning it on and flicking through maybe 150 channels, it made me realise we probably did the right thing


You did, by and large, do the right thing.  :)
There is some EXCELLENT content out there, especially for geeks like me, but it nothing that you can't get / find out / learn elsewhere and it is far, far outweighed by the tidal waves of dross that go with it.
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #14 on: Today at 04:39:51 pm »

The TV Licensing people keep sending us warning letters, asking us to tell them, we don't need a TV licence, but why should we have to tell them (it also says they might come round and check anyway)

F**k em

Yes, it's down to them to prove you've got a TV and no licence if they want to take you to court! Going back a long way, I remember a guitar shop I used to frequent in Bradford had no end of trouble with them over a dedicated video player they had - there was no receiving equipment in it, just a screen directly wired to the video player, but would the licensing lot accept that?
No, they kept threatening the shop owner with prosecution even after he took the back off it in front of one of their minions and asked them to point out where the receiver was - the owner ended up saying, "right, take me to court and I'll get a TV repairer to testify that this device is incapable of receiving broadcast signals, then I'll be hitting you for costs". They never did take him to court but still kept sending nasty letters...
Then of course there were the alleged detection vans - completely fake, just a vehicle with a dummy aerial on top that they'd drive around an area then knock on the doors of all the houses that didn't have a licence.
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #15 on: Today at 04:47:19 pm »
Must say I used to really struggle to find something to entertain me but I bough  Amazon Fire Stick and can choose from lots of stuff that floats my boat . Good thing we take the stick away with us and still got our preferred channels   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #16 on: Today at 05:05:42 pm »
The TV license chat reminds me of an amusing episode when a TV licensing chap turned up to our rented flat, which came with a TV that we never used. The conversation went along the lines of:

"No, we didn't have a TV license because we don't watch TV."
"It's a bit suspicious that you have a TV in the living room."
"It's not ours. It was there when we moved in."
"It's a bit suspicious that you have a TV in the living room."
"We don't watch TV. We didn't put the TV there"
etc.

Eventually he left and we heard nothing more.

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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #17 on: Today at 05:10:32 pm »
we had a b&W license until recent, my brother is in the TV business and he said as long as one is registered you wont get bothered , we never did but my wife got the jitters after about 25 years   :lol:
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Re: Annoying things on TV
« Reply #18 on: Today at 08:16:12 pm »
we had a b&W license until recent, my brother is in the TV business and he said as long as one is registered you wont get bothered , we never did but my wife got the jitters after about 25 years   :lol:

I've got no TV licence and never have, because I don't have a TV (or watch TV on any other devices) and never have. Other than a reminder to fill out a form on the Internet every couple of years, I've never been "bothered" by them.

Prior to emails, they did send fairly aggressive looking letters, nobody ever turned up at the house. Mind you, if they had, I'd have told them to come back with a police warrant before trying to enter.

 

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