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Why So Many Stupid People On TV?

By: Brad Manock

     pod4       Lately there have been a lot of “real-life” shows featuring real people in their normal everyday lives. These shows usually have one similarity between them, some or all of the people featured on these shows are stupid. So why are so many stupid people on TV these days? TV should be used to showcase the smartest people we have so that viewers can have a role-model and raise the bar on what is considered normal in our culture. At this point we could almost have a channel specifically featuring stupid people. The trend of putting stupid people on TV continues to grow, why? That is what I will be discussing in this article.

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Why Do People Care About Sports?

By: Brad Manock

         pod2   I was never really interested in sports while growing up. When my family would be watching football games on Sundays, I would be in another room playing video games. Many people follow at least one sports league, often a couple. These teams that participate in these sports leagues have nothing to do with the individual viewers. People often say “we did it” or “we are not doing well this year” even though they have no impact on the results. So why do people follow sports? That is what I will be discussing in this article.

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Why is Nothing Good Ever On TV At Night?

By: Brad Manock

Nocturnal People Need Netflix!

tvI have been working the night shift for the past three and a half years. I work at night and sleep during the morning. There are plenty of social oddities that I have uncovered in my time as a nocturnal individual, most of them involve the expectations of others and being viewed as lazy by “normal” people. However, one of the things that I have noticed is the fact that there is rarely anything good on TV from about midnight to six in the morning. This is usually not a problem since I have Netflix where I live, but when I visit family during weekends this lack of good TV content at night becomes very obvious. Even though nocturnal people work as hard as people with traditional working hours, we are part of a minority. I have noticed myself drifting more to the unbiased online culture as opposed to the mainstream culture since the mainstream culture doesn’t seem to exist during my active hours. In this article I will discuss some thoughts about why there is rarely anything good on TV at night.

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