WTF is with TV these days???

  • TrentGrad

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    Mar 07, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    First there was the fireplace channel...and I guess I could see the allure of watching a rolling fire on TV for people who didn't have a fireplace to enjoy in their homes.

    Then there was the aquarium channel, and that too was sometimes interesting to watch...albeit, when they had the jellyfish on there, I was sure it was computer generated. Either that, or somehow the jellyfish thought they were on American Idol or something.

    Hell, even the sunset channel had it's moments...although I gather that's more for people who either do not want to go outside to see the actual sunset, or for people who don't go outside and don't want to open their drapes either.

    But someone please tell me why they created a bloody "Rotisserie Channel." The allure of seeing 6 BBQ slathered chickens spinning over and over just reminds me of how monotonous so many human beings have become!

    What's next? A channel devoted exclusively to rain and snow? Has anyone really explored the fascinating world of...dust? Surely someone can put a camera on a photocopier, and have it spitting out paper all day...given the propensity to shun human interaction in these channels, the copier doesn't even need to have toner in it...just it spitting out paper should be enough!

    Anyone else beginning to think ambience themed channels are getting ridiculous?
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    Mar 07, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    TrentGrad saidFirst there was the fireplace channel...and I guess I could see the allure of watching a rolling fire on TV for people who didn't have a fireplace to enjoy in their homes.

    Then there was the aquarium channel, and that too was sometimes interesting to watch...albeit, when they had the jellyfish on there, I was sure it was computer generated. Either that, or somehow the jellyfish thought they were on American Idol or something.

    Hell, even the sunset channel had it's moments...although I gather that's more for people who either do not want to go outside to see the actual sunset, or for people who don't go outside and don't want to open their drapes either.

    But someone please tell me why they created a bloody "Rotisserie Channel." The allure of seeing 6 BBQ slathered chickens spinning over and over just reminds me of how monotonous so many human beings have become!

    What's next? A channel devoted exclusively to rain and snow? Has anyone really explored the fascinating world of...dust? Surely someone can put a camera on a photocopier, and have it spitting out paper all day...given the propensity to shun human interaction in these channels, the copier doesn't even need to have toner in it...just it spitting out paper should be enough!

    Anyone else beginning to think ambience themed channels are getting ridiculous?



    A TV broadcasting an image of a photocopier putting out nonstop blank copies would be a really good art installation.
  • rnch

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    Mar 07, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    after viewing some of this season's programs i find the fireplace channel a superior show.
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    Mar 07, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    TrentGrad saidFirst there was the fireplace channel...and I guess I could see the allure of watching a rolling fire on TV for people who didn't have a fireplace to enjoy in their homes.

    Then there was the aquarium channel, and that too was sometimes interesting to watch...albeit, when they had the jellyfish on there, I was sure it was computer generated. Either that, or somehow the jellyfish thought they were on American Idol or something.

    Hell, even the sunset channel had it's moments...although I gather that's more for people who either do not want to go outside to see the actual sunset, or for people who don't go outside and don't want to open their drapes either.

    But someone please tell me why they created a bloody "Rotisserie Channel." The allure of seeing 6 BBQ slathered chickens spinning over and over just reminds me of how monotonous so many human beings have become!

    What's next? A channel devoted exclusively to rain and snow? Has anyone really explored the fascinating world of...dust? Surely someone can put a camera on a photocopier, and have it spitting out paper all day...given the propensity to shun human interaction in these channels, the copier doesn't even need to have toner in it...just it spitting out paper should be enough!

    Anyone else beginning to think ambience themed channels are getting ridiculous?

    I didn't know about the rotisserie channel, I hope we can get it here. Then I won't have to spend hours in the local Publix supermarket watching their chicken rotisserie working. It's become rather difficult for me lately since the management said I couldn't bring a folding lawn chair with me into the store anymore.

    Actually, I thought the original idea was to provide holiday background music on your TV, and the fireplace gave some kind of visual interest without the broadcaster having to produce an actual show. I recall this back in the NYC area, going back about 45 years to my recollection.

    And today US TV cable and satellite providers keep upwards of 30 music channels operating full-time, often with innocuous imagery to fill the screen. With home entertainment speaker systems today, I play them myself at times, the sound and range of selections quite good.

    Nevertheless, a rotisserie channel does tax me for a convincing explanation.