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Thread: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I went almost a year without the news once, it was called the First Gulf War.

    They really did not want us to know anything until we did everything and then they told us what we did.

    This is very much like a Liberal Arts degree.

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    News or editorials. I haven't seem much news in years.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapiestdevil View Post
    My girlfriend and I were talking about this, could people become happy at least one week a month?
    I could go a week without any news. But I would rather not remain ignorant of the events happening.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    No. Not knowing the weather related news alone would kill me. I would drive myself insane trying to get dressed not knowing if there was a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by mixedmedia View Post
    I haven't watched a tv news program in almost four years.
    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I haven't seem much news in years.
    ...and it shows.



    fyi, top ten news stories you might have missed:

    1. Natalie Holloway - still missing.

    2. America elected a foreign-born moooslim as President. (source: Fox News)

    3. Sarah Palin, not wanting to be outdone by the Octomom had six more kids. Names: Stix, Twig, Stem, Sprout, Root, and Chip off the o' block.

    4. Michael Jackson got even paler.

    5. Casual Fridays - now casual sex fridays.

    6. Texas secedes, but then gets invaded and taken over by Mexico.
    State Motto changes to 'Remember the Alamo, puto?'

    7. Global financial meltdown. side benefit: actually cheaper to stuff mattress with money than buy new mattress.

    8. Kosovo declares independence, as if anyone cared.

    9. Devistating earthquake somewhere on earth.

    10. A different bunch of politicians and sports figures get caught with their pants down, some for sex, some for steroid shots, respectively.
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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I like spending 7-10 says in the boundary waters where I get no news at all....

    I find I don't really miss news. What I so miss is cold beverages and running water.

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    10. A different bunch of politicians and sports figures get caught with their pants down, some for sex, some for steroid shots, respectively.
    Just once, I'd like to see a prominent politician caught up in a steroid scandal.

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I just did! Didn't get a much of anything. Other than Michael Jackson dying, of course. Hard to miss that one.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    I could go two weeks without the news, in theory. However, that would mean that I would have to avoid DP and that would be a bit harder. What can I say? I'm an addict.

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    Re: Could you go a week with out any form of the news?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soapiestdevil View Post
    My girlfriend and I were talking about this, could people become happy at least one week a month?
    I couldn't last a week let alone a month.
    I have a routine of buying my newspapers in the morning and reading through breakfast, i couldn't break that xD


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