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Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:04 PM

It amazes me how a food critic who had nothing to add on

chopped Canada is now on Shark Tank! He has never supported anyone on Shark Tank except to critcize them. Guess money rules and an entrepreneur has no hopes when that SOB is a Shark!

I may be wrong but that is my opinion!

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:24 PM

1. As you know, commercial TV is about sponsors and sponors are about numbers of viewers. Ratings rule.

I never understood how Shark Tank lasted this long anyway, but they probably put him on because they think he might attract viewers.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:30 PM

2. I didn't catch that many episodes of Chopped Canada.

Who are you talking about?

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:32 PM

3. Jennifer Granholm was on the Dating Game...

 

I find that odd.

People have connections get to be on shows.

BTW, I love Governor Granholm, and it was only after I met her that I saw the clip of her on the Dating Game.



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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:00 AM

15. 1978? I was a contestant on Password Plus that year. No connections involved. I won a nice

 

chunk of '78 money, my friend who was on before me won a huge chuck of 78 Bucks. Later, mid eighties, I knew a woman who was employed as a 'Dating Game Chaperone', paid to go with the winning couples (who usually did not see it as a date) on their prize outings.
I know several people who have gone on game shows. The fact is one thing you do not want is a connection to a game show. It disqualifies a person as a contestant.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:19 AM

17. Not to suggest a direct connection to a show.

 

But that one might circulate in the right groups or otherwise have chances that joe blow in Indiana wouldn't.

Early gameshows often features actors before they were actors because they were always in the neighborhood, looking for exposure.

The selection process for game show contestants was not a random as it was presented to be.

Former contestants: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vanna White, Farrah Fawcett, Sally Field, John Ritter, were among the big names who were contestants.

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:48 PM

4. When will people finally take to the streets!


A society that puts this man on Shark Tank is not one worthy of the dignity of our support!

Fight the power!

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 1, 2015, 11:56 PM

5. Fight them best by refusing to deliver a passive, warm body to their sponsors.

It starts with each one of us. We refuse to let those jerks into our homes, they'll eventually dry up and blow away.

Personally, since TCM has decided to suck lately, I am watching DVDs tonight. If it sucks again tomorrow, I'll be listening to good music. One of these days, I might even get a Netflicks account or see what movies I can stream on Amazon. Anything's better than "reality" shows on network TV. They all suck necrotic warthog balls.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 08:02 AM

16. TCM is prepping a streaming service of their own, like Netfilx with classics....

 

I look forward to it...

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:52 AM

6. As a union member I have boycotted all surreality shows

They erupted on the scene during the actor and screen writer strikes. The producers love them because they are cheep and the rubes flock to them giving high ratings. I have never watched more than 5 minutes of any of these kind of shows. There is little or no reality in them as they really are scripted.

There is more reality to be found in unabashed good fiction.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:40 AM

13. I watched the Apprentice for two seasons

Main because I figured "Hey this Donald Trumps a total nutbar. Maybe if he's encouraged he'll get into politics."

Other than that scripted TV is where it is at.

Bryant

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 06:56 AM

7. This is a recipe for disaster!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:12 AM

8. Nicely done...



I'm always impressed by your puns. You have a real talent.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:21 AM

9. Thanks

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:24 AM

10. That's one of the finnest puns I've ever read.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:31 AM

11. If I hadn't posted I would've been filled with remoras

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:44 AM

14. Why not?

The remora the merrier, I say.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 11:02 PM

19. .

 

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Response to akbacchus_BC (Original post)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 07:37 AM

12. Off topic- any idea why Justin Trudeau supports bill C-51?

This Trudeau seems like the Canadian version of Hope and Change.
Maybe he can get elected talking about pot- and people will ignore this horrible bill.

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Response to nationalize the fed (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 2, 2015, 10:56 PM

18. I had no idea that Justin Trudeau supported that bill!

If he did, I sure am not supporting him!

Off topic or not, this is important to discuss.

I am more into supporting Mulcair as Harper has been fucking with Canada for a long time! I am an NDP person as I support Unions. This loser Harper and his acolytes across Canada are trying to get rid of Unions!

We have the same problems like you do in the US and if Harper had his way, medicare would go away in a heart beat. The millionaires support him and they benefit.

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