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Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    Back before they had a TV guide channel did you buy TV guide:headscratch:
    I would buy 3 maybe 4 a year, so I would know if and when they would change show times. When I was a pup we never bought one:supergrin:
     
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  2. G-Lock808

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    whats a TV guide? lol... j/k

    dont they list tv programming in your local paper?
     

  3. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    In the paper we had growing up no they didn't, after I left home I don't know, I didn't take the paper.:supergrin:
     
  4. JuneyBooney

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    I used to subscribe to it and buy it in the store.:shocked: I haven't seen one in years.
     
  5. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Print media bein replaced by electronic media.'08.
     
  6. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    We had a weekly subscription when I was a kid. It came in postal mail.

    My brother used to collect those things, especially the thick fall preview issue. There was a cool box that had a several paragraph description of a movie on TV for the first time.

    My favorite was the lineups for a big game. They listed them for football and basketball. They had helmet logos for pro and college.

    Man, we were TV addicts.
     
  7. NorthCarolinaLiberty

    NorthCarolinaLiberty MentalDefective

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    By the way, what's TV guide channel?
     
  8. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    THe local paper had the whole weeks listing in the sunday paper
     
  9. gearjammer351

    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    I haven't watched TV in almost a year. I don't miss it.

    My apartment building changed cable/satellite service providers last summer and somehow, during the new company's installation, the broadcast TV service conveniently got cut off (the building shape is such that an antenna wouldn't work for me). Initially, I refused to buy the new company's service out of protest. After a couple of months I realized that I didn't miss the TV much.

    I have Netflix, so I get videos and watch a couple of them a week; sometimes I watch films, and sometimes I'll get videos of TV shows that I think I might like. Same thing as TV, but without advertisements and cheaper than cable, and there's always something I want to see on.
     
  10. Kasinefect

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    Years ago i subscribed to TV Guide. In those days,(before cable), it would let you know what was coming on TV and have articles about shows as well as stars. Time passed and it became a gossip rag and pretty much impossible to figure out the schedual. A few years after I dropped my long time subscription, a woman called trying to get me to re-subscribe so I simply gave her the reasons I listed above.

    The weird thing was, she LAUGHED at my reasons for not subscribing!
     
  11. ssgt_acft_mech

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    My Grandma just sent me one from '92...poor lady has dementia...was suprised she had one from that time still
     
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    I remember getting a booklet in the mail every week. I think it was part of the Sunday paper.
     
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    gearjammer351 EnemyOfTheState

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    Same here, but I haven't bought a paper or a TV guide in a long time. I use the internet for news and such now.
     
  14. holyjohnson

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    we used to get the t.v. listing in the daily paper.
    i remember when it was a quarter page,with the description looked like this....

    "Mike gets very upset when he defends Gloria on the subway since he never once in his life advocated violence."
     
  15. Jay9928

    Jay9928 I laugh at liberals.

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    I remember the small book TV Guides.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. MrKandiyohi

    MrKandiyohi Millennium Member

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    The local, weekly shopper was a legal sized paper with the for sales on one side and the week long TV schedule on the other.
     
  17. exmdshooter

    exmdshooter WWJMBD?

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    When I was a kid... and for quite a while afterwards... we'd get the weekly TV listings from a little booklet that came in the Sunday paper. It would sit on top of the TV all week, until the next one came out.

    Haven't bought a paper (Sunday or otherwise) for a number of years.
     
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    Having DirecTV, it is painful trying to watch TV when I'm at either my parents or in-laws whose cable company does the little scroll that takes what seems like 10 minutes to make it through all the channels. Then there's the fact that you can only see about an hour and a half of programming.
     
  19. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    My parents had a subscription when I was young. I never bought it after I moved out and relied on the paper if I had scheduling questions. Now with Dish Network we don't even need the paper and only get it on Sunday.
     
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    I bought the Sunday paper for the weekly TV listing and coupons.

    I haven't bought a newspaper in years.