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[–] fireinthebowl 0 points 80 points (+80|-0) ago 

I agree. Once the canned laughter is removed, it is almost uncomfortable. Big Bang Theory is one that comes to mind.

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[–] WitnesstheSalt 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

Point of order, that chunk of nerdsploitation is a massive cringefest to begin with. That's rather the point. "Hey everyone, look! The geeks think they're people! Let's all laugh!"

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[–] 12463282? 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

And they're not even legitimate representations of "geeks". I don't know any smart people who act like they do or say the stupid shit that they say.

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[–] TheWorstImaginable 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

fucks sake.. I watched probably 45 seconds of that thinking "huh, it seems like they would have put a laughtrack there" probably about a dozen times before I realized I was watching an edited clip.

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[–] primaryappellation 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The only difference between Ross and Nicholas Cage is lighting and soundtrack

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[–] Wahaha 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

This is pretty hilarious, though.

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[–] unclejimbo 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

The end killed me

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[–] Caesarkid1 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago 

There actually are boxes with the word "laugh" on them that light up. The reasoning for this is that it helps people know when to laugh.

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Even "John without Garfield" had more emotion to it.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

John without Garfield got pretty dark from time to time. Poor John Arbuckle. He's going to be the next mass shooter - or at least he's going to be wardfruit.

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[–] lemon11 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

A moviecomic is sixfour short reelspanels! We have to use commercials to break up the tension so we don't lose the TV audience!

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[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

I stopped watching back in 2001 when the cable companies decided raising cable rates was a good idea.

Now I can't even watch TV anymore - don't know why anybody would still pay for it.

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[–] Feldorai 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Unless you happen to be the generation that came before us, then TV is all that matters to them. "Well MSM says it so it MUST be true!"

Specifically what I'm talking about is the indoctrination and the manipulation of their reality. My parents for example are completely controlled by it and you can't tell them different, they're so dead set in believing that Democrats & Liberals = good & that Republicans & Conservatives = bad. Trump being a Republican President just sets them off, if he was a Democrat President they'd have no issues with the shit that he's doing because to them he'd be "good". It utterly makes no sense at all.

Yuri Bezmenov helped me to fully realize this although I had my suspicions before watching his interview, I just didn't know what to make of it before that. I knew that TV was fix at some rate to some degree but I didn't see nor could I imagine the scale of the reality manipulation that had been going on for decades. I'm glad I grew up in a generation with an obsession to Internet and open-source access to information. I wouldn't know what the fuck was truly going on in the Middle East right now if I was still watching cable, it's ridiculous, I probably wouldn't have even fathomed what was going on with our issues of illegal immigration and securing the border.

But like I said, you couldn't tell my parents any different. And believe me I've tried on several occasions. "Jews & Israel is just a little country and they are a minority!" so basically they overlook the atrocities they are committing against humanity and the basic human rights of every individual. "Muslims are allowed to come live here in America if they want, they're just escaping a war-torn Hell!" which essentially means he doesn't care that they are practically a Trojan fucking Horse invasion disguised as "refugees" despite the fact that many of them are committing terrorism and are succeeding at doing so. "But just because they're black doesn't mean that they all are criminals!" well whoopty-fucking-doo did you figure that out all on your own Einstein? Doesn't change the fact that the black minority are committing the majority of the crime statistics in America.

The older generation is a failure in my opinion, and don't get me wrong I love my parents but they are truly and hopelessly beyond helping. As Yuri Bezmenov said, they wouldn't realize what's going on even as they were beheaded and their head rolled on the floor. By that time it'd just be too late for them to figure it out.

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[–] SurfinMindWaves 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

My elderly mother told me yesterday that Zuckerberg is a good guy and she liked him. When I asked why she said because he's cute. Not a lot of critical thinking going on there.

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[–] aLegoInYourShoe 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You are correct for the most part, and it's frustrating as shit to see it happening and no matter what you do or say, they are mentally stuck there. Your own family, hijacked by people who want them dead.

I've met a few that managed to break through the TV brainwashing after some serious conversations and redpilling, but they are rare and it takes so much effort.

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[–] asabove 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The best thing I found to to tell the older democrats is that the communists have sneakily taken over the DNC and have conned all their supporters. You gotta give them an easy way out. They will never believe these people like Feinstein and Pelosi are evil, but they will believe half the government are being controlled and blackmailed by communists. That seems to click with a few around 60.

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[–] strange_69 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

50 something here. I don't watch the shitbox anymore. Now days its mostly Twitch for me. Left MyFace years ago during the prop 8 period. Was getting nothing positive so bailed. My point is that it is not just you millennial faggots.

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[–] GoatyMcGoatface [S] 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Thanks for chiming in, pops. You alright, for a tree with so many rings.

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[–] peacegnome 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

imho 50 is on the tail end of it. look at people in their 60's and 70's (or higher i guess) and you will see that percentage go way up. look at people around 40 (didn't grow up with internet, but had it for late highschool and after that) and you will see it nosedive.

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[–] 12467430? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They kinda do. Your trip to the airport is cheaper, because they pay airports to show their channel there on a big screen.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Because they are conditioned to watch it

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[–] ErrorHasNoRights 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

I've had this experience too. The laughtrack technique is absolutely creepy once you really see it for what it is.

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[–] lorlipone 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

"Please clap."

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[–] slwsnowman40 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

And on that phrase, a presidential campaign came had its cord pulled...finally.

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[–] Volksgemeinschaft 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yep. The laugh track is there to subliminally force you to think something is funny when consciously you probably don't think it is.

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[–] racewest22 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Underrated comment

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[–] 12462775? 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Nothing worse than catching a show you've binge watched live on television. Commercials absolutely kill any semblance of immersion.

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[–] lorlipone 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I used to binge watch TV in my youth, but I stopped entirely about 10 years ago.

Going back to it, the most grating thing for me is the advertising. CONSTANT advertising. I can't do it anymore.

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[–] Inquisitioner 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Such a great screencap. Love showing that off to people when I get the chance.

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[–] sheetrock 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Stand-up comedy is interesting this way, too. Well, not as brainwashing, but realizing the different dimensions you'll either connect with or be turned off by a particular comedian (assuming you don't just hate stand-up in general.) The eerie feeling you mention is there for me when you have a comedian that has the delivery down but the material doesn't work for you. Progressive's Flo is an example in my case.

Most sitcoms are tepid and formulaic and if you're coming from something like Taxi or All in the Family to what they're pumping out now... well, the delivery's there but the writing's flat. Heard John Ratzenberger (Cliff from Cheers) on morning radio a while back say something along the lines that early sitcom writers grew up reading a lot of books, taking in vaudeville and comedy acts, etc. and current sitcom writers grew up watching sitcoms.

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[–] puggy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Interesting point by Ratzenberger. If you grow up with laugh tracks, it's just what you expect after every line, no matter how stupid the writing is. Nothing seems off about it.

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