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Posted 20 February 2011 - 11:11 AM

View Postobsolete toaster, on 17 February 2011 - 09:20 PM, said:

Kind of reminds me of MTV not showing music videos anymore... :huh:


And Discovery Channel only showing game shows, Destroyed in Seconds, and Mythbusters. And The Learning Jon and Kate Channel. And History of Ice Road Truckers Channel. And...
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 05:58 PM

View Postensign edwards, on 20 February 2011 - 11:11 AM, said:

And Discovery Channel only showing game shows, Destroyed in Seconds, and Mythbusters. And The Learning Jon and Kate Channel. And History of Ice Road Truckers Channel. And...

Tut tut tut tut....

Mythbusters is NOT a game show, mon ami. :cylonnono:
It is practically applied science and experimentation to conventional wisdoms, movie physics, old wives' tales and everyday expressions we take for granted as 'true'.
It is VERY MUCH a science show, and belongs on the Discover channel. It is NOT a game show in ANY way, as there are no contestants, no prizes given, no new cars handed out. There are science teachers (in my wife's school, in fact) that use this show for some of their classrooms as it touches on chemistry, physics, meteorology, etc. Kids and young adults really respond to this show, as it sneaks in valuable science applications in between the booms and the stunts (lives have been saved because of this show; really). Some of the stunts shown have great practical value. For example; one episode showed the fastest way to evacuate a sinking car when the doors are jammed shut by water pressure, or what are the best techniques to put out a fast burning oil kitchen fire (my own sister had one of those happen; not pretty).
But the Mythbusters are NOT contestants, nor are they eliminated or kicked off of an island, etc. :cylonnono:
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 07:00 PM

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:35 AM

Mythbusters has a good point to it. Similar to Brainiac... but Brainiac seems to focus on more pointless things (such as what floats better, natural breasts or implants?) and destroying caravans.

As for money... without money, things can't get done. Sadly. I was surprised to learn in my transition to theatre that they don't worry about money. Well, they do, they just don't worry aout a return. It's the only thing left that will shell out money for the art and not for profit.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:12 PM

View PostI Voted Baltar, on 21 February 2011 - 04:35 AM, said:

pointless things (such as what floats better, natural breasts or implants?) and destroying caravans.

Wha? Huh?
Both of those are critical issues! I'm Cylon-Knight and I support this post. :P
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 07:23 PM

View Postdsgtdave, on 19 February 2011 - 11:47 AM, said:

Oh I wasn't joking about the cooking show. It premiers in March :roflmao:

It is called Marcel's Quantum Kitchen. Link below. Enjoy!

Marcel's Quantum Kitchen


Fraking pitiful.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:08 AM

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It is practically applied science and experimentation to conventional wisdoms, movie physics, old wives' tales and everyday expressions we take for granted as 'true'.
It is VERY MUCH a science show, and belongs on the Discover channel. It is NOT a game show in ANY way, as there are no contestants, no prizes given, no new cars handed out. There are science teachers (in my wife's school, in fact) that use this show for some of their classrooms as it touches on chemistry, physics, meteorology, etc. Kids and young adults really respond to this show, as it sneaks in valuable science applications in between the booms and the stunts (lives have been saved because of this show; really). Some of the stunts shown have great practical value. For example; one episode showed the fastest way to evacuate a sinking car when the doors are jammed shut by water pressure, or what are the best techniques to put out a fast burning oil kitchen fire (my own sister had one of those happen; not pretty).


I don't recall implying it was a game show.

Anyway, I'm not saying Mythbusters is a bad show, but let's be honest here, it's not exactly hard-hitting science. I would have no problem with it at all if the Discovery Channel had it as well as good documentaries and deep scientific shows, but when Mythbusters is possibly the most scientific thing they have? Something's gone wrong.
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:40 PM

View Postensign edwards, on 23 February 2011 - 11:08 AM, said:

I don't recall implying it was a game show.

Anyway, I'm not saying Mythbusters is a bad show, but let's be honest here, it's not exactly hard-hitting science. I would have no problem with it at all if the Discovery Channel had it as well as good documentaries and deep scientific shows, but when Mythbusters is possibly the most scientific thing they have? Something's gone wrong.

But seriously; there IS a lot of good science on the show; they just dress it up with a lot of explosions! :lol:
But truly, a LOT of high school science teachers are using the show to get kids into science, and that IMO, is a damn good thing! :thumbsup:


If only the Syphilis--er, SyFy channel had nearly as much science fiction in one of their offerings... :cylonnono:
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:58 AM

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Wha? Huh?
Both of those are critical issues! I'm Cylon-Knight and I support this post. :P


If thats the kind of research you like, give this a try ;)

http://www.metacafe....irls_pheromone/

Insane show. Sadly, I couldn't find one of the many caravan explosions :(
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