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What is this baloney on TCM now?


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[nobr]movieman--[/nobr]

 

//TCM is it//

Keep the faith, Baby.

Good on ya!

 

I just don't understand such motivation which compells one to disdain something professed to be highly regarded.

 

Smacks, actually, of posting from a mole.

 

When I say 'a mole,' I mean: some corporate crony sent to infiltrate a website with naysaying, with the intent of inciting discontent: promoting panic and despair, which has a snowball effect of negative feedback, which the Powers-That-Be (the ones who sent the mole) then, later, say, "see: even the fans don't appreciate anymore - let's commercialise." And (oh yes indeed) such mole activity does exist.

 

And then, when some other moles announce that they are recording everything they can (instead of annoucing that they are buying up dvd's from the TCM Shop) - then what are the Capitalist Corporate PowersThatBe supposed to conclude: "Let's see - We who are about captalising, and are in this for the money see that the viewers of TCM are recording (FREE!!!!) instead of being inspired to buy our otherwise-sellable property . . . "

 

Hmmmmm - I wonder what will happen?

 

HI! WELCOME TO BIG BURGER - CAN I TAKE YOUR ORDER?

 

duh

 

You profess that you value TCM?

Then tout TCM . . . with sincerity.

Simple as pie.

Otherwise . . .

Put up or shut up.

 

 

S A M

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SamTherapy -

 

I pray I have you in my corner if I ever find myself in engaged in some written fisticuffs around here. I will try to return the favor, if needed...but you seem to be doing just fine in here without my help.

 

Kyle In Hollywood

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Now you're getting nastily personal Sam.

 

I am a widow living on Social security and a very small pension. I had to quit working 5 years ago because of a stroke which immobilized me for a time, I have medical bills to pay up the wazoo, and funeral payments for my daughters funeral last year, I haven't bought a new article of clothing in over a year and a half, and usually by a week before my check comes in my checking account is down to $25.00 if I've been conservative with my food bills. My tapes which I tape 'free' from TCM are used tapes I buy at the second hand stores and tape over. I cannot go out alone because of my knees and back, I can't walk more than 5 or 6 minutes before I have to sit down so I need someone with me to complete my shopping or whatever I'm doing. I cannot drive my car except for very short trips to the grocer. So, Mr. Therapy, since I am not alone in this, I'm sure many people on these boards have it worse than me, where are we supposed to get the money to buy the TCM items you rake us over the coals for not contributing to? I'm lucky I have friends who take me with them on group organized meetings, church and shopping. I go to therapy three times a week, and I thank God that it is finally helping. I can walk for almost 15 minutes now. I hope you've heard enough, I could tell you more, but I don't want to BORE YOU.

:x

Keep Smiling!

 

Anne

 

PS: This is a free board wherein we can state our opinions and it makes for fun, and interesting debates, but when someone like you comes along and makes us feel inadequate or ignorant, or lower class, when you don't know what our lifestyle is, then you are the one who should thank your lucky stars you have it all made.

One last thing, I subscribe to Dish network, HBO and STARZ because for many, many months, all I could do was watch T.V., read, or sew. You obviously have no idea what it means to be incapable of doing the things you see your neighbors do outside your front window. So, you shut up!!!

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[nobr]//I pray I have you in my corner if I ever find myself in engaged in some written fisticuffs around here. I will try to return the favor, if needed...but you seem to be doing just fine in here without my help.//[/nobr]

 

Well, Kyle, I appreciate, sincerely, your encouragement, but I must confess I am utterly at a loss on the degree of vitriol devoted to this topic, and devoted to this recently-surfaced, apparent agenda to invalidate me as some sort of monster.

 

And these two defiling posts all because I made responsive commentaries which I deliberately composed to be devoid of castigation. I thought my comments were objective towards those to whom I was responding to, while being concise in my perspectives which happened to be contary to their opinions.

 

Seems I just can't win let alone co-exist with these individuals.

 

Either mrsl calls me an "@sshole" by proxy (in a previous post),or she is labelling me as some sort of predator of geriatrics (like I have any knowledge of her personal life and struggles); or "sweetwhatever's" calling me a "pompous ****" (talk about the pot calling the kettle).

 

And this after deliberately posting sans namecalling . . . go figure.

 

 

 

S A M

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sweetbabykmd, I enjoy reading your posts, but you do seem to really take these arguments too seriously. After all, we're just typing, here. I don't believe this forum is deciding the fate of whether the existence of the movies we love will vanish from existence.

 

In the words of Rodney King, "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"

I'm sure those words will end this squabble in the same way they the riots in L.A.

 

good night, and let's see if this thread is dead by morning.

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SamTherapy:

 

Earlier you implied ignorance on sweetbabykmd's part by citing the definition of classsic and you replied several posts later using her post as a starting point thereby targeting her as your objective. Now you seek to impugn me as a 'mole' when I was speaking from direct experience, wherein I was assistant to the V.P. and knew years in advance that our Fortune 500 company division was up for sale and was sworn to secrecy regarding it.

 

How much time do you devote to perusing your Funk and Wagnell's to locate obscure verbalizations which coalesce in a comprehensive manner ro convey your misogenous plethora of ingenuous rhetroric in conjunction wirh aformentioned humanized transmissions.

 

I assume you have it at your fingertips, please define the word 'SCHNOOK' for me.

 

Thank you

 

Anne

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So first you call me an @sshole (in another post) and now you call me a schnook. And you've called me a ... namecaller?

 

She's going once . . .

She's going twice . . .

Train going round the bend.

She's a train going round the bend.

The Velvet Underground

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mrsl, I don't think you're being attacked, here. Sam's original post was strong, but not insulting. Nobody's attacking anybody. We're just all swinging WAY TOO hard trying to defend against what doesn't need to be defended.

 

 

 

EVERYBODY, STOP TAKING THIS ALL SO SERIOUSLY.

 

 

 

Please, read the posts on lzcutter's thread Why Have We Gotten So Rude? -- I've hyperlinked it here .

 

 

 

And then let's start posting about movies and not about each other. (I swear, Audrey Hepburn or Bogart are much more interesting than me, or anybody else on this forum.)

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Why do you guys defend him? Can't you see that what I said is true? He's been abusive to me an I never did anything to him except disagree with him, I was never snide or nasty, in fact you both know I go out of my way to be obliging on these boards, is it a 'man' thing?

 

Anne

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oobleckboy, sweetbabykmd has ALWAYS taken these sorts of arguments seriously. If you go back and look at other posts (the commercials thread, where she calls new posters "whiners" and gets into arguments there. Completely uncalled for, although their immaturity is quite amusing), he/she is always the first to jump into name calling and rude attacks on other posters.

 

This is the kind of thread that rages on for months and by the time this dead horse is beaten to a bloody pulp, everyone will go, "Shorts? You mean TCM showed a whole day of shorts? Really? Maybe someone should start a thread on that!"

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Sam, I've read some of your posts here. You've posted here for a quite a long time (quite intellengently) and I always thought you were better than to stoop to the same kind of infighting and rudeness that others here have displayed. Why can't you just let things drop already?

 

mrsl, just stop answering him. If he gets the last word, let him. The world won't end if he does. If fighting with a total stranger on a message board makes him happy, then let him go find someone else to play with.

 

I work at a daycare and I've seen better behaved children there!

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[nobr]Thanks, IV.

You're well named :-) [/nobr]

 

What I don't fathom is why whomever doesn't start a post of her/him-self rather than all this tangential posting within a post.

 

Example given: I really like this month's programming, and the promo for this month, and the ShortsCircuit programme, so I posted my own positive appraisal posts of these

 

I think, in part, those who disagree with those who are out to lunch shouldn't engage (and enable) them but should post free-standing affirmations.

 

That should reclaim positivism from the NegativLand invaders.

 

 

 

S A M

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To anyone out there:

 

Now that its a new day, and I've read all the posts from yesterday, although disconcerting, I feel I have to get omething off my chest,

 

What I don't understand is why, all of a sudden Sam's attacking me. He started last week and last night he started again. They said he didn't attack me, what do they think his inference to a mole was, in reply to my post? Last week when someone defended my opinion, I thanked him and immediately Sam started saying I called him an a**hole by proxy; even after I apologized, he continued. Now, because I have not once, but twice lived through a corporate 'weeding out' process and a sale of the company, which leads me to my concerns that TCM is changing, he calls me a mole and attempting to cause disruption. That hurts. Two can play at the same game, he inferred I was a mole, and I was offended by it, and called him on it as well as his habit of using $15.00 words that many people don't understand. At the end of my diatribe I asked him to define the word 'schnook', and in his very next post, he again accused me of calling him names, 'going 'round the bend', and being 'off my rocker', Where is it written that he can libel someone by inferrence, yet they cannot defend themselves? I rarely allow myself to get angry, but this man has insulted so many people on this board, although he hasn't the nerve to actually say it, he simply prints derogatory remarks regarding their opinions. It is tantamount to name calling in my book to blatantly 'infer' an insult as much as it is to come out and say it, in print yet, for everyone to see, therefore causing embarrassment to the person he targets.

 

I may be wrong in this but I let someone treat me as an ignorant long ago, and since I got rid of that person, I've never let it happen again, which is why I rose so high in the corporate world in only 7 years where it takes most secretaries much longer. ie; I'm a tough old broad and when someone insults me or attacks me, on these boards, I have only words to fight back, so if an argument ensues, it is extremely hard to walk away and leave those words unanawered, on the post glaring for all to see.

 

Anne

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A MOLE? Did you really, Sam? Are you really that stupid?

 

mrsl, pay no attention to Sam. I'm not sure what the intention of he and his sycophants is, but it's certainly not civilized discourse. He and others like him think they impart intelligence from on high to this board, when in fact they are simply divisive little trolls.

 

A mole. How funny. A mole for whom, exactly. While he is most likely a **** of indeterminate age who thinks sucking up to TCM will gain him notoriety, he accuses YOU of being a mole. And thinks by putting cute little dogs at the end of his posts that his filth is diffuesd.

 

Pompous ****. Not by proxy, but directly.

 

dolores

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