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    Posted: 17 Jan 2013 at 12:15am
I'm sick of these ads where kids explain what life was before Uverse.
 
So damn annoying STFU kids!Angry
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Disapprove...you don't mean these, do you, AdN?
 
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NOPE I'm talking about the ones where kids are in a house and one comes in and says "Wow you guys have it good, back in my day blah blah blah blah etc...."
 
After a while you get tired of it!
 
 
 
 
 
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Yeah I've always hated these.  The one by the pool is especially irritating:  



What parents in their right minds would let their kids set the flat screen TV anywhere near the pool???  One big splash in that direction and the TV's fried. 

Also, the older kid's annoying "No sir-ee bob" makes me want to take the air pump out of her hands, shove it in her mouth, blow her up like a balloon, then watch her sputter away though the air as she deflates.


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Wow, even when kids are in the pool (where they should be diving and splashing around and throwing stuff at each other), they opt to watch TV---Olympic swimming, of all things.
 
I hear from the parents of young kids that it's really difficult these days to tear kids away from videos and video games.  The virtual experience is preferable to the real one.
 
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^^ It's not that hard.  Just take the friggin' console away.  If they don't like it, then tough. 

Then again, video games are worse than crack for some of them.  Did you hear about the kid who killed his mom because she took his playstation away, then tried to cremate her body in the oven?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/kendall-anderson-16-killed-mom-claw-hammer-playstation-court-article-1.139414
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Talk about running a concept into the ground....

OK, we get it!!!! The 12 to 14 year olds are talking to the 6 to 8 year olds the way our parents used to talk to us about "the old days", which were, in this case only about 3 or 4 years ago.

Ha ha. Cute.

Enough already!!!!!





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I think it's easier said than done.  They can just go over a friend's house.  Plus, with schools requiring kids to do such things as make Powerpoint presentations for their reports, it's difficult to know that that's what your kid's doing every minute he's at the computer.
 
Then, there are all the laptops and iPads and tablets and stuff that kids have, which probably aren't as easily monitored as the tabletop computer in the family room.
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Then, there are all the laptops and iPads and tablets and stuff that kids have, which probably aren't as easily monitored as the tabletop computer in the family room.


Who even has tabletop computers anymore except for stodgy old fogies who are too chintzy to go out & spend 350 bucks on a nice, modern laptop????

Oh wait..... sorry 'bout that!!!

I forgot.....

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When I was growing up, in the 50s, my parents told me how great I had it compared to them.  When my kids were growing up in the 80s, I had to tell them how great I had it compared to them.  When I was very young we could play in the neighborhood without supervision, we had basball and football games without adult coaches and refs.  I had to explain that liberals had ruined our once great country and now it was no longer safe to let children out of our sight.  I'd like to see a commercial like that for once.
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Originally posted by Annoyedalot Annoyedalot wrote:



When I was growing up, in the 50s, my parents told me how great I had it compared to them.  When my kids were growing up in the 80s, I had to tell them how great I had it compared to them.  When I was very young we could play in the neighborhood without supervision, we had basball and football games without adult coaches and refs.  I had to explain that liberals had ruined our once great country and now it was no longer safe to let children out of our sight.  I'd like to see a commercial like that for once.


Blah blah blah.

We have rules around here grandpa.

Take your rightwing dogma to the political forum & quit stinking up commercial threads with it.

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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:



Take your stupid, thick-headed rightwing dogma to the political forum & quit stinking up commercial threads with it.

 
...says the guy who found a way to editorialize about "gun nuts" in Insanity's caption game thread.  Wink
 
 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

...says the guy who found a way to editorialize about "gun nuts" in Insanity's caption game thread.  Wink


Wasn't that an "Off Topic" thread?

I believe it was.

Apples & oranges.

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The picture caption thread isn't political either.
 
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Show me where it said "No political captions."

Also, the caption I put under that pic was as much or more of a SOCIAL statement than it was political.

I didn't make some over arching insult or assign some misguided blame to conservatives. I simply applied a humourous caption to a photo that was aimed at a very specfic group.

Finally, if you want to carry this discussion on, start a thread in the Flame Room or Political Forum, as this thread has already been hijacked enough as it is.

I will not reply to anymore comments about it in this thread & I apologize to the OP for being part of it being dragged into this little tif.


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I actually used these commercials as a reason when I got my AT&T phone unlocked to use with a different service.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:



Who even has tabletop computers anymore except for stodgy old fogies who are too chintzy to go out & spend 350 bucks on a nice, modern laptop????

Oh wait..... sorry 'bout that!!!

I forgot.....



Well, for gaming and watching videos(2 things I do regularly on my PC), I would much rather have a big full size PC screen than a little laptop screen.
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What gets me about devices like this U-Verse is that technology keeps finding ways to record more and more shows, while television quality is on the continual decline. I sometimes wonder whether there's even 4 decent shows worthy to be recorded ALTOGETHER, much less in the same timeslot.

What would you even record today? Hmm... let's see, let's record Jersey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians.... maybe a little Honey Boo Boo? *barfs*
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Show me where it said "No poltical captions."

Also, the caption I put under that pic was as much or more of a SOCIAL statement than it was political.

I didn't make some over arching insult or assign some misguided blame to conservatives. I simply applied a humourous caption to a photo that was aimed at a very specfic group.

Finally, if you want to carry this discussion on, start a thread in the Flame Room or Political Forum, as this thread has already been hijacked enough as it is.

I will not reply to anymore comments about it in this thread & I apologize to the OP for being part of it being dragged into this little tif.


Actually I thought your caption was pretty funny.
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Originally posted by DKS DKS wrote:

Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:



Who even has tabletop computers anymore except for stodgy old fogies who are too chintzy to go out & spend 350 bucks on a nice, modern laptop????

Oh wait..... sorry 'bout that!!!

I forgot.....



Well, for gaming and watching videos(2 things I do regularly on my PC), I would much rather have a big full size PC screen than a little laptop screen.
 
That's cool, but I was just poking fun at Thor.
 
He uses an older "tabletop" computer.
 
But you do know you can connect a large monitor to a laptop don't you?
 
AAMOF, you can connect a huge flat screen TV to them also.
 
Hell, with some of these new TV's you don't even need a computer as they have wi-fi too!!!! Wink
 
 
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Originally posted by d4everman d4everman wrote:

Actually I thought your caption was pretty funny.
 
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I was fortunate to grow up in the 50s-60s. I know that poverty, racism, and child abuse are not recent inventions. I had a father with a decent job and a mother who was an excellent housewife. She homeschooled me to the point where I was at third grade level when I entered school at first grade. Nowdays this situation is rare. As a child we had television from 1957 on. when I came home from school I could watch television if I wanted to until my parent's favorite programs were aired. I remember choosing to play outside with my friends. If it was not a school day I had to come inside at about noon for lunch but otherwise I was allowed to run free. My friends and I were allowed to play in the fields that surrounded our homes or travel about 1/2 mile to the creek to catch crayfish, frogs, or snakes. I used to catch little grasshoppers and "gift" them to huge garden spiders. My Grandchildren Are very into physical reality not video game "reality"  I wish that todays children could experience those times. My Grandchildren are fortunately very into actual sports and playing outdoors. Yes. Those were probably the "good old days".
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What gets me about devices like this U-Verse is that technology keeps finding ways to record more and more shows, while television quality is on the continual decline. I sometimes wonder whether there's even 4 decent shows worthy to be recorded ALTOGETHER, much less in the same timeslot.

What would you even record today? Hmm... let's see, let's record Jersey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians.... maybe a little Honey Boo Boo? *barfs*



Amazing World of Gumball (For adorable fun-time-ness), Adventure Time (For humour with a dark, beautiful story and amazing characters)....uh....uh...Okay, I'm stumped....Pretty much everything else I watch is foreign and downloaded rather than watched on a channel...

I wouldn't record anything on BBC America...I prefer to watch my shows unbutchered/ and sped up to allow for commercial breaks.

Okay, you know it's a sad state when the only two shows worth recording and 'must-watch' are a kid's and family cartoon shows.

Now, if we're talking about something other than American television, then there's just way too much for me to choose.
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What would you even record today? Hmm... let's see, let's record Jersey Shore, Keeping up with the Kardashians.... maybe a little Honey Boo Boo? *barfs*

 
The Walking Dead!  Been jonesin' for its return on Feb. 10.
 
I wouldn't have to record it, though.  Reruns are available on my Comcast "On Demand".
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by sgtrock21 sgtrock21 wrote:

I was fortunate to grow up in the 50s-60s. I know that poverty, racism, and child abuse are not recent inventions. I had a father with a decent job and a mother who was an excellent housewife. She homeschooled me to the point where I was at third grade level when I entered school at first grade. Nowdays this situation is rare. As a child we had television from 1957 on. when I came home from school I could watch television if I wanted to until my parent's favorite programs were aired. I remember choosing to play outside with my friends. If it was not a school day I had to come inside at about noon for lunch but otherwise I was allowed to run free. My friends and I were allowed to play in the fields that surrounded our homes or travel about 1/2 mile to the creek to catch crayfish, frogs, or snakes. I used to catch little grasshoppers and "gift" them to huge garden spiders. My Grandchildren Are very into physical reality not video game "reality"  I wish that todays children could experience those times. My Grandchildren are fortunately very into actual sports and playing outdoors. Yes. Those were probably the "good old days".
 
I never saw any of the TV shows from the 70's or the early 80's until they were in reruns in the 90's & 00's.
 
The reason for that was because I was never home in the evenings. In the 70's, as a teenager, my friends & I stayed outside constantly. There was nothing worse to us than the idea of being stuck inside. We'd come home from school, change clothes & go outside. We'd go home around supper, then right back outside until 10 - 11 pm.
 
 
 
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