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This same poster would have crucified the article simply because he is, as he stated, a "hardcore democrat". What do we think of when we hear hardcore? Hardcore sports fan, and a hardcore music fan. Neither would take too kindly to the other "team" coming up with something good.
So as a fairweather conservative, I'll say I hope the SoE can make it work! Seems like the cost would be minimal and maybe it will help. If nothing else it makes the hardcore people feel happy about the "team" with which they've so fully aligned themselves.
MPAA: THE NEW WOLVERINE FILM HAS BEEN LEAKED!!!
FBI: Okay. [Frank, turn that off] We've made a note of it. [seriously... no they're on the phone. yes the mpaa. What? No, they're on the phone right now!] Just one second. [Damn did you see him just rip that guy open... no, no let it play a bit now] Ahem, yes so we're on the case! [I can't wait to see what the effects are going to look like] We will umm, let you know when we find something.
Why should I waste any of my time on bad entertainment when there is better entertainment just a channel away. Maybe you're a fanboy who will watch anything Wheddon makes, simply because its Wheddon making it. I, on the other hand, have good taste and free-will and will not waste my precious time on such trite crap.
What you're failing to grasp frutti_tuti is that I don't get anything out of tv other than entertainment. I studied (when i was in school) because I wanted to learn. Reading a novel is different because of the timescale but yes if a book hasn't entertained me in the first chapter or two I'll stop reading. I engage in foreplay because once you mature you too will realize there is just as much enjoyment in giving pleasure as there is in receiving...
Fair enough though, good response, I'll give it another go.
Fucking pathetic really...
Okay you've convinced me.
Sirius seemed to group their music more by style... eg, you had an "alternative" channel that also played some hip-hop and metal, because that's what skaters listened to.
XM was always "too cool for the room" music. Lots of b-sides and lesser known music. I liked using satellite to turn into something i've heard before, so this didn't match, but exactly like you said, everyone has their own taste.
An interesting tidbit that I had heard was that XM started by really focusing on the tech. Their radios were smaller, and cooler, at the start because that was their focus. Sirius on the other hand focused on DJs. They hired DJs to "manage" stations, programming the channel with what their experience told them was the best fit. Both interesting ideas but its just such a niche market now with the widespread use of mp3 players.
I hope they find a way to make it work. The best radio show hosts are all owned by SiriusXM right now (Ron & Fez, Stern, Opie & Anthony) and I hope they find a way to use them productively.
On the other hand my retail clients almost dropped off the map and I was moved around to different projects. Just the past 2 weeks my retail clients have started calling me again...
Now for my side-work, like you, things are starting to pick up again. But these are much smaller clients than my day job.
Now, given the option I'd rather stay on the couch and just download it...