Random Questions That Bug Me

  1. Prescription drug commercials on tv. Who is the target audience? They are non-stop. Is the thinking that the person with the illness is going to denand it by name?

  2. Are there more young bald males than ever before or does it just seem that way? What changed?

  3. Why do so many of the males on tv come across as vacuous and prissy?

  4. What about news attracts so many low cognitive ability people working in it.

  1. Good question. Those commercials always creeped me out. “Doc, lemme try this new drug and see what happens!” :rofl:

  2. I started going bald in my 20’s. By my mid 30’s, the Bruce Willis look was the only option for me. I blame extreme stress and malnutrition. My grandpa was also bald by his mid 30’s, but he was an island hopper in WW2, and also served in Korea in the early 50’s. He was always easily agitated.

  3. Chick my age always flocked around the effeminate boy that the rest of us could’ve swore he was gay. Those boys got more tail than any of us combined. It’s gotten way out of hand though, all the chicks ever really wanted was a guy that acknowledges his own emotions.

  4. Anger and frustration are the most basic emotions in the lizard portion of people’s brains, and the average IQ in America is something preposterously low, like 100. There are far more low-intelligence people than anything, and it’s very frustrating for the minority of people with deep minds.

(5. I think this topic would be better suited to take place in the Outside the Beltway category)
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my bet here is that at least in large part, people want to be entertained. news provides that in the guise of supplying needed info

like insipid local news.

things like NPR are not much better by shaping their programming to appeal to people who think they’re smart, educated, refined…. this strokes their vanity

agree here mostly but actually very intelligent (in terms of IQ anyway) consume ■■■■ news

there’s a little more going on here i think it relates to vanities

i know well educated people who actually watch msnbc for instance.

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i’ll say this too. for people who may not even be inclined to think very partisan, just having the ■■■■ on all the time (say, in the same house) makes them believe it. and they then align

whats going on there?

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A post was split to a new topic: Commercialism

It is in outside the beltway. Give the map and compass to the Lieutenant.

I wasn’t clear, I’m talking about the people on the news. Newscasters, anchors, commentators, pundits, “experts”

Where did I put it?

CF. You were raising hell and everything.

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My mistake.

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Gets the hypochondriacs out.

Jason Statham made them feel comfortable and take off the ball cap.

It’s by design. Down with the patriarchy!!

Law of averages.

100 is the average IQ by definition.

But reminds me of Carlin, I think, who said something like “consider the average intelligence of the public, and then consider that half are dumber than that.”

(Of course, that comment would more appropriately refer to the median rather than the mean/average, but it probably correctly assumes that many people don’t know what a median is and/or don’t know the difference.)

oh. sorry.

then i would say because most of that info-tainment journalists in name only attracts pure leftist trash. zero class.

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When the only qualifications are to be slightly attractive, speak with a Midwest accent and be able to blindly read a teleprompter, what should we expect?

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And 5. Why are minorities so over-represented in TV advertisements? And Network Series shows aren’t far less racially weighted as well. A foreigner coming to this country watching TV could easily get the impression that half the population was Black and half of the remaining half was Latino or Asian.

Evolution at work. Women used to want a mate who was a good provider and strong and capable enough to protect her. Now we have government to protect women from danger and money is how people provide for sustenance, so “sharing feelings” has moved way up the scale of what women find attractive in a mate.

George Carlin said it best: “Think of how stupid the average person is and realize that half of them are stupider than that.” :wink:

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  1. Prescription drug commercials on tv. Who is the target audience? They are non-stop. Is the thinking that the person with the illness is going to denand it by name?

  2. Are there more young bald males than ever before or does it just seem that way? What changed?

  3. Why do so many of the males on tv come across as vacuous and prissy?

  4. What about news attracts so many low cognitive ability people?

I’m guessing you got it right with #1. People have the problem, see the ad that helps the problem, then they ask their doctor.

The only ads that annoy me more are gambling site ads. Your first bet’s on us, up to 700 dollars. Yeah, try that and see what happens.