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Something good on TV

How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Mad science gone horribly, horribly wrong(or right).

Something good on TV

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Tom Baker
I've been watching "Mad, Mad House" faithfully, and enjoying it. So apparently all reality TV isn't evil.

But that's not the show I'm mentioning. I've been downloading a _different_ show, and going through it. Two of my childhood heroes are running around, debunking bullshit, and being funny about it- Penn and Teller. The show, aptly enough, is named, "Bullshit". They present facts, reports, studies, etc., and debunk everything from mediums and UFOs to penis pumps and second hand smoke. Moreover, they take to task the people who profit from the bullshit- they don't deny UFOs, but they point out that the people profiteering on them are full of it.

It's a fabulous show, and totally worth watching. It runs on showtime, but you can bittorrent it if its around.
  • "So apparently all reality TV isn't evil."

    A movie called "Series 7" came out just as reality TV was starting to become popular... it would be worth your while to go and see it.

  • I remember Penn's column in, which mag was it, PC/Computing, I think. I miss it. The topic of one of them was why you would never find an astrology program on his computer.

    He also mused on the inappropriateness of a batch file which on startup flashed on his DOS laptop screen, "I'm a ten-second bomb...nine...eight...seven..." when having to start the computer to prove it was a computer to airline security screeners.

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