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Thread: Why does Yahoo think they must report on Kim Kardashian every damn day?

  1. #1 Why does Yahoo think they must report on Kim Kardashian every damn day? 
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    Who is KK and why do I have to see that name in the front page news every day , sometimes 3/4 times a day? Is she more popular than the Beattles?, jesus?, Wal-Mart? plessseeeee...


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    Because there are so many busy body idiots out there that live off of disgusting gossip. As long as they are fed the gossip, yahoo can pepper the "articles" with ads and get paid big money to do so. Unfortunately they don't even pay real journalists to report anything. Anyone can submit an article to yahoo and if they think it will get hits they will post it. Even if the grammar and spelling and facts are utterly disgraceful. This way yahoo gets its "journalists" for free and keeps all the money they make from advertising. It's all just marketing.


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    Tv is Just as bad they keep repeating "keeping up with the Kardashians" like ten times a day on some the satellite channels and that's here in England where their lifestyle bares absolutely no relation to reality over here. But I guess you could say the point is they like to hype what they've invested in, the tv networks that is, and such they are going ram these things down our throats at every opportunity so that they can make their advertising revenues. But it's not just that it's the whole culture of the way they latch onto things and expect that then all of the rest of us automatically have to be interested in it, the same happens for reality telivision shows. Just look also at how often we are bombard with adverts for this new show or that one. Also the remakes, don't they just drive you crackers, it seems that every half decent British or American tv show now has to be remade in the other country, and then advertised over and over again untill you are fed about hearing about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seagypsy View Post
    Because there are so many busy body idiots out there that live off of disgusting gossip. As long as they are fed the gossip, yahoo can pepper the "articles" with ads and get paid big money to do so. Unfortunately they don't even pay real journalists to report anything. Anyone can submit an article to yahoo and if they think it will get hits they will post it. Even if the grammar and spelling and facts are utterly disgraceful. This way yahoo gets its "journalists" for free and keeps all the money they make from advertising. It's all just marketing.
    Well, someone is buying KK. Is she a Painter, Historian, Professor, Scientist, pope, Actress, Politician? Has she accomplished anything noteworthy? Who is interested in this woman? I am changing my home page to get away from her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascended View Post
    Tv is Just as bad they keep repeating "keeping up with the Kardashians" like ten times a day on some the satellite channels and that's here in England where their lifestyle bares absolutely no relation to reality over here. But I guess you could say the point is they like to hype what they've invested in, the tv networks that is, and such they are going ram these things down our throats at every opportunity so that they can make their advertising revenues. But it's not just that it's the whole culture of the way they latch onto things and expect that then all of the rest of us automatically have to be interested in it, the same happens for reality telivision shows. Just look also at how often we are bombard with adverts for this new show or that one. Also the remakes, don't they just drive you crackers, it seems that every half decent British or American tv show now has to be remade in the other country, and then advertised over and over again untill you are fed about hearing about them.
    This is the main reason that we don't subscribe to cable and I never bothered with a digital tv converter for the old TVs we have. Our TVs are dedicated to console game play and dvds. We watch what we want, when we want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sampson View Post
    Well, someone is buying KK. Is she a Painter, Historian, Professor, Scientist, pope, Actress, Politician? Has she accomplished anything noteworthy? Who is interested in this woman? I am changing my home page to get away from her.
    I have no idea what she is famous for, it just seems some people seem to be being hyped up every where and nobody is really sure why. Hey for all I know she could have done something really noteworthy, no idea what that could be though. This being said some of this hype obviously works as people like this seem to have huge followings, kind of reminds me a little of Paris Hilton, no idea what she is famous for either but likewise with the aformentioned Kim Kardashian she seems to have been hyped to the max and as such everyone expected to be supposedly interested in her every move. These people must be great for all the gossip magazines.

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    This is the main reason that we don't subscribe to cable and I never bothered with a digital tv converter for the old TVs we have. Our TVs are dedicated to console game play and dvds. We watch what we want, when we want.
    Hey well sensible and sounds like you arn't stuck with watching all the usual reality tv rubbish that seems on all the time these days. Some of these programmes just just get worse though they really do, I mean we now have really tv shows on sewing!, I mean seriously I thought we'd reached the limit when we had a tv show a to women going into peoples's homes to show them how to clean them, but no I seems there is probarbly absolutely nothing they wouldn't consider worthy of it's reality tv and don't even get me started on Jeremy Kyle! Seems this monumental idiot has now taken his show stateside to come annoy you guys with his ridiculous brand of public humiliation and ridicule.
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    Another one like this was Anna Nicole Smith. Her main accomplishments were having sex with a wide variety of men and being addicted to drugs. I know about this because my wife would put that crap on the television night after night. She doesn't offer an explanation of why she watches that kind of thing.
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    Tits and ass sells advertising.
    Its the way nature is!
    If you dont like it, go somewhere else....
    To another universe, where the rules are simpler
    Philosophically more pleasing, more psychologically easy
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    She doesn't offer an explanation of why she watches that kind of thing.
    For many people, I think it acts as a kind of wallpaper for the mind. You're doing something by watching it, but it's really like a highly coloured lullaby for thinking and emotion - neither is engaged.

    Doesn't work for me though - I get irritated when I just see the ads for the stupid things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    She doesn't offer an explanation of why she watches that kind of thing.
    For many people, I think it acts as a kind of wallpaper for the mind. You're doing something by watching it, but it's really like a highly coloured lullaby for thinking and emotion - neither is engaged.

    Doesn't work for me though - I get irritated when I just see the ads for the stupid things.
    I agree. For me, the only acceptable mental wallpaper when I simply need to escape daily anxieties for a little while is music. Sometimes just the elevator kind other times it is music that has lyrics that i relate to but can seem to express for myself. For instance when I am really agitated and feeling extremely frustrated, I tend to listen to Korn and other dark rock music. When I just want to remember a time in my mind when I had less stress I listen to 80's pop music because when I was a kid and that was playing on the radio, I had no real stress or demands on me at the time. My only concern was how I was going to get out of the tree I had climbed without breaking my neck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    This thread just reminds me why I have never owned a TV since I left home to go to university almost 20 yrs ago. For the sake of the ~90 mins of watchable content per week why bother (I've been told in countries other than the UK the amount ofwatchable content may be significantly less than 90 mins per week YMMV). Online I only view /read what I specifically search for or use my extensive DVD collection. [As a grumpy bastard I also have every bit of ad blocking software available and stay clear of almost all trending/useless crap/facebook/twitter and associated nonsense]
    lol Same here, ad blocking. Avoidance of social networking. I hear about stuff from my daughter and if it interests me I look it up. I do look at fashion stuff once in a while so that if my daughter asks for something i know what she is talking about. Luckily she tends to be a jeans and tshirt type. So it isn't much of a demand on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I don't have kids *shudder* can't even imagine it (I can barely look after myself) and the fact that at school I was the guy who aced exams without trying that everyone hated/the geek/the nerd I have NEVER been accused of being "fashionable", I realised that wasn't the game for me at bout 12 yrs old so it was never a concern [Do I have issues about rejection by my peers at school - probably but fuck'em ]. Maybe a good psychologist could analyse me from this post...
    You sound too much like me sometimes. Maybe if I had listened to my mother I'd have a PhD by now too.
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    Because people like me willfully venture onto yahoo and read said articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    I don't have kids *shudder* can't even imagine it (I can barely look after myself) and the fact that at school I was the guy who aced exams without trying that everyone hated/the geek/the nerd I have NEVER been accused of being "fashionable", I realised that wasn't the game for me at bout 12 yrs old so it was never a concern [Do I have issues about rejection by my peers at school - probably but fuck'em ]. Maybe a good psychologist could analyse me from this post...
    I'm no psychologist, but I will analyze your post and give you a diagnosis. You suffer from intelligence, the best thing you can do is inebriate yourself consistently enough to degrade your brain cells to a number low enough to make your mind just below mediocrity. There are a few members on this forum you can associate yourself with to achieve a similar, if not more intense, decline in intelligence. Now, that will be $200 for that session, thanks.
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    If you or ayone in your household insists on a TV, you must have the ability to record also. It is not possible to survive two hours of TV, because you have to pay the price of having to sit through the endless commercials. If you haven't fallen asleep, or turned the channel from boredom in 3 minutes , then you are strong enough to play linebacker for Green Bay. All the rest of us would go insane from the dribble after too much more than a couple hours, without a recorder. I record it, or I don't watch it. I love Big Bang , but I have finally seen them all a couple times commercial free, so a few nature programs or Nova is all that is left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sampson View Post
    If you or ayone in your household insists on a TV, you must have the ability to record also. It is not possible to survive two hours of TV, because you have to pay the price of having to sit through the endless commercials. If you haven't fallen asleep, or turned the channel from boredom in 3 minutes , then you are strong enough to play linebacker for Green Bay. All the rest of us would go insane from the dribble after too much more than a couple hours, without a recorder. I record it, or I don't watch it. I love Big Bang , but I have finally seen them all a couple times commercial free, so a few nature programs or Nova is all that is left.
    I have to admit, I sometimes enjoy the comedy of the commercials more than the programming itself. but when I am in the mood for crazy commercials I look them up on youtube and still don't buy the product. Except when Dr Pepper 10 came out. Loved the "man's cola" theme of commercials. Cracked me up, especially that it peeved off so many over sensitive feminists. I bought Dr pepper 10 just out of support for their boldness to say women couldn't have it. Didn't like it much but still thought it was hilarious that they said women couldn't have it.
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    It is not possible to survive two hours of TV, because you have to pay the price of having to sit through the endless commercials.
    Not if you're an Australian watching the ABC. No commercials during programmes, and no commercials other than ads for their own stuff between. Especially if it's a movie you really want to watch properly - all the way through with no breaks at all. Bliss.

    Strangely enough, that's mostly what we watch - or not turn the thing on at all.
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    The Kardashians are a modern version of the Gabors, famous for doing nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Colyer View Post
    The Kardashians are a modern version of the Gabors, famous for doing nothing.
    I can do nothing....all day long if needs be! Would someone like to throw millions at me to do nothing on telly? No? Oh well....back to work I guess.
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