Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Aug 2010 22:28 UTC
Multimedia, AV You know, I really like America and its citizens. Beautiful country, lovely people, nothing but good experiences on my end. However, like everyone else, the US has its problems, and one particular annoying one is the power of lobby and interests groups. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read that the RIAA and NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) are asking Congress to mandate FM chips in all portable devices - cell phones, mp3 players, PDAs, everything. Wait, what?
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Chicken Blood
Member since:
2005-12-21

It's like english cooking; boil it 'till the flavor's gone and the structure is mush.


What? The 1950s called, they want their dumbassed stereotypes back!

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Sorry, does the analogy based on stereotyped boiled everything cooking, though out of date, not match up to the the affect of public radio boiling the life out of any initially interesting music by overplaying it?

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

Sorry, does the analogy based on stereotyped boiled everything cooking, though out of date, not match up to the the affect of public radio boiling the life out of any initially interesting music by overplaying it?


I wouldn't know. I listen to national public radio and they don't do that at all. In fact I find it to have some of the most stimulating content out there. Mind you, they don't play much music.
Maybe you are referring to commercial radio.

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ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

" It's like english cooking; boil it 'till the flavor's gone and the structure is mush.


What? The 1950s called, they want their dumbassed stereotypes back!
"

Ummm...as a born Englishman, who lives in America (land of cuisine from the world over) I have to agree with that assessment of English cuisine. It made me laugh as it pretty much describes my parents and grandparents cooking (which I freaking hated). Yeah, as much as I would like to say this is 1950s stereotype, unfortunately visits to relatives says otherwise.

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jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

While in the USA, everything is fried into oblivion...

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

"[q] It's like english cooking; boil it 'till the flavor's gone and the structure is mush.


What? The 1950s called, they want their dumbassed stereotypes back!
"

Ummm...as a born Englishman, who lives in America (land of cuisine from the world over) I have to agree with that assessment of English cuisine. It made me laugh as it pretty much describes my parents and grandparents cooking (which I freaking hated). Yeah, as much as I would like to say this is 1950s stereotype, unfortunately visits to relatives says otherwise. [/q]

I'm a born Englishman who works in America too. I guess backgrounds vary. Who'd have thought?

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