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Old Oct 24th 2011, 5:58 pm
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They might just as well wear plaid and be done with it.
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat View Post
When did that happen then?
After the 1990's. Welcome to the future
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:23 pm
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I think this is what is referred to as the "telescoping effect" by researchers, you remember things in the past by remembering all the good things and not all the bad things over an extended period of time. If in fact in the past UK TV ever was better than Canadian TV it isn't now.
This just isn't true at all. A large number people on this forum still have access to UK TV and watch it regularly. I know I do and I say Canadian TV is shit in comparison. Sure most UK TV is shit, but the shit ratio here is much much higher.

For example, I've just watched a documentary series about the history of electricity on the BBC and it was bloody great - informative, concise, and well presented. Nothing on PBS or discovery that I've seen so far comes close to shows like this - in fact pretty much every documentary made here that I've seen seems to be aimed at people educated to 6 year old level.
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:27 pm
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This just isn't true at all. A large number people on this forum still have access to UK TV and watch it regularly. I know I do and I say Canadian TV is shit in comparison. Sure most UK TV is shit, but the shit ratio here is much much higher.
Agreed i tried watchin Canadian TV for a full year without watching UK TV..now im back watching UK TV 95% of the time as Canadian TV is so dire!
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:30 pm
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This just isn't true at all. A large number people on this forum still have access to UK TV and watch it regularly. I know I do and I say Canadian TV is shit in comparison. Sure most UK TV is shit, but the shit ratio here is much much higher.

For example, I've just watched a documentary series about the history of electricity on the BBC and it was bloody great - informative, concise, and well presented. Nothing on PBS or discovery that I've seen so far comes close to shows like this - in fact pretty much every documentary made here that I've seen seems to be aimed at people educated to 6 year old level.
I have noticed M*A*S*H* on the discovery/history channel over here ?!?!?!
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:31 pm
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Oh gawd, what IS the world coming to.... brown shoes and a dark suit ? TUT.

Indeed....many things at one time considered typically 'British' have now become the epitome of something becoming 'FUBAR'.....

I blame the Immigrants....
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:33 pm
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This just isn't true at all. A large number people on this forum still have access to UK TV and watch it regularly. I know I do and I say Canadian TV is shit in comparison. Sure most UK TV is shit, but the shit ratio here is much much higher.

For example, I've just watched a documentary series about the history of electricity on the BBC and it was bloody great - informative, concise, and well presented. Nothing on PBS or discovery that I've seen so far comes close to shows like this - in fact pretty much every documentary made here that I've seen seems to be aimed at people educated to 6 year old level.
The problem is, most Canadian TV is American TV. I got cable mainly to watch World Superbikes and Moto GP. The coverage is haemorrhoidal and they have adverts every 5 minutes. Wank.
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The problem is, most Canadian TV is American TV. I got cable mainly to watch World Superbikes and Moto GP. The coverage is haemorrhoidal and they have adverts every 5 minutes. Wank.
Please do......
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:45 pm
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Oh gawd, what IS the world coming to.... brown shoes and a dark suit ? TUT.
One should maintain some standards. Or at least try to.

Originally Posted by el_richo View Post
After the 1990's. Welcome to the future
Really? How very modern.
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Please do......
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 6:57 pm
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For example, I've just watched a documentary series about the history of electricity on the BBC and it was bloody great - informative, concise, and well presented. Nothing on PBS or discovery that I've seen so far comes close to shows like this - in fact pretty much every documentary made here that I've seen seems to be aimed at people educated to 6 year old level.
Discovery Channel is particularly bad for that. The narration is childish in the extreme. I could understand it if it were aimed at children, but it's not. And really basic mistakes as well, like insisting that the subject bridge or aircraft carrier or skyscraper is made out of iron (it's steel).
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I've just returned from 2 weeks in the UK. These were my observations:

Miserable people. LOTS of miserable people everywhere I looked.

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I've always found that a plus when visiting home. I like miserable people, it produces an earthy Schopenhauerian perspective to life. People like that are far more interesting than the saccharine grinning vapidity you get over here.
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I've always found that a plus when visiting home. I like miserable people, it produces an earthy Schopenhauerian perspective to life. People like that are far more interesting than the saccharine grinning vapidity you get over here.
Sometimes I'd rather have general cynicism than vacuous pleasantries.
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Old Oct 24th 2011, 7:30 pm
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Discovery Channel is particularly bad for that. The narration is childish in the extreme. I could understand it if it were aimed at children, but it's not. And really basic mistakes as well, like insisting that the subject bridge or aircraft carrier or skyscraper is made out of iron (it's steel).
Think of its target audience as the broad spectrum of the US, many of which are one step away from thinking the earth is only a few thousand years old probably flat, and the sun goes around the earth..

When you consider the lower 30% of that audience it doesn’t do too bad..

When you consider an elected senator recommended prayer as a solution to global warming, it still has its work cut out and may need to dumb it down a bit more
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Just returned from a 10 day dash around Scandinavia and Netherlands, with a brief weekend pit stop in the UK. Yes, it's more crowded/greener/the beers better/sunnier etc etc. But what really struck me was the apparent social and sartorial acceptability of wearing brown shoes with grey or black suits (and to mix languages) dress pants. When did that happen then?
Isn't it all to do with the belt? If they have a brown belt and brown shoes then it's ok?

If not then I have committed this fashion faux pas myself.......
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