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Shlup
04-13-2011, 01:11 AM
When I'm doing stuff around the house I pretty much always have the TV on in the background, and it's mostly news programs (and freaking court programs for some smurfing reason), so I passively ingest a lot of information throughout today.

Things I learned today: Kirstie Alley lost a shoe but it was okay, Lady Gaga fell down but she was okay, a student pilot bumped into a wall at a local airport, dolphins smurfing love cats, the Dodgers don't like it when their fans try and murder other fans, and serving your toddler a margarita in their sippy cup is frowned upon.

Things I did not learn today: Anything of any smurfing interest or importance.

Where do you get your news? Or are you totally smurfing over even trying to shift through all this bull:bou::bou::bou::bou: to get to something of any worth?

I don't have cable, so no FOX News for me (be sad for me). I usually browse Yahoo's top articles for the day, but most of the news I read is whatever Reddit deems important for the day.

Jessweeee♪
04-13-2011, 01:15 AM
We watch the news while we eat dinner. Our local reporters are so mean to each other. Somebody said something about being on their knees, and the anchor was like "ha-ha! You would know a thing or two about being on your knees." and I don't think it was just playful kidding around :|

Yar
04-13-2011, 01:19 AM
I read every one of those articles you mentioned. o.o

Ace Protorney
04-13-2011, 01:24 AM
I usually have the radio on the local news station, so that's where I get my news. Also traffic and weather on every eights! I rarely watch the news on the tv though. I don't see why when I get them on the radio or online. My brother, however, almost always have his tv on Fox News. I make fun of him for that.

escobert
04-13-2011, 01:30 AM
I watch the channel 3 (CBS) news from 6:30-7am then from 7 to whenever I leave for work I watch the channel 12 news(fox44)!

Shlup
04-13-2011, 01:36 AM
I usually have the radio on the local news station, so that's where I get my news.

Oh yeah, I listen to news on the radio too. I rarely listen to music, so it's mostly talk radio for me.

Bunny
04-13-2011, 01:41 AM
The only intake of news that I have is through CPR (Colorado Public Radio) and even then I rarely listen to. The amount of :bou::bou::bou::bou: that you need to wade through in order to get to anything of substance is depressing and stupid. Yahoo! "News" is horrible for the worst offender.

NorthernChaosGod
04-13-2011, 01:43 AM
dolphins smurfing love cats

To eat?

escobert
04-13-2011, 01:48 AM
I do listen to VPR (Vermont Public Radio) when I have the chance.

Crop
04-13-2011, 02:13 AM
I usually flick on BBC news when I want to see what's going down during the day.
On the evenings when I'm on the internet I usually look at Yahoo, their stories are usually pretty light so it's decent for tired reading.

Shlup
04-13-2011, 02:22 AM
dolphins smurfing love cats

To eat?

You clearly are not on top of your current events. Kids are so ignorant today. Don't you care about the world?

rubah
04-13-2011, 02:48 AM
You have my utmost sympathy, shlup.

Sometimes I leave the radio on in the background, but the college station doesn't play ads or anything. DJ talk shows sometimes

I get my news filtered through IRC, IM, talking to people IRL, and twitter. Everything else is clearly not important

NorthernChaosGod
04-13-2011, 03:00 AM
dolphins smurfing love cats

To eat?

You clearly are not on top of your current events. Kids are so ignorant today. Don't you care about the world?
Kind of only pay attention to things that matter, sorry.

Madame Adequate
04-13-2011, 03:10 AM
My regular news sources are below. I check multiple times per day, and get email notifications of breaking stories from three or four different places.

The New York Times - Breaking News, World News & Multimedia (http://www.nytimes.com/)
BBC News - Home (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/)
AJE - Al Jazeera English (http://english.aljazeera.net/)
Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com (http://www.reuters.com/)
RealClearPolitics - Opinion, News, Analysis, Videos and Polls (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/)
RSOE EDIS (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/?area=%C3%A2%C2%8C%C2%A9=eng)

Also we have the TV news on 24/7 unless someone wants to watch something else. It varies between BBC, Channel 4 News, CNN, and occasionally Sky News (Though my mom hates it so that's rare).

Oh, and if something big is going down, I'll essentially go to any news site I can think of, even if I have to muddle through Google's attempt to translate Yupik into English.

Citizen Bleys
04-13-2011, 03:47 AM
I avoid mainstream news, but I hear the CBC in the background all of the time, talking about the upcoming election. I do not need to hear this, I already know I'm voting for the Bloc Quebecois.

Unbreakable Will
04-13-2011, 03:59 AM
serving your toddler a margarita in their sippy cup is frowned upon.
:bou::bou::bou::bou:.

Jiro
04-13-2011, 05:34 AM
News.com.au. It's a horrible website. I also get the news from the radio, and also from my current affairs tests in class :jess:

Miriel
04-13-2011, 05:47 AM
I thought this was going to be a thread announcing your pregnancy. :(

I get my news from Twitter!

Shlup
04-13-2011, 05:49 AM
I thought this was going to be a thread announcing your pregnancy. :(

Nah, I was planning on posting that shortly after you post the thread about how Tony proposed to you.

qwertysaur
04-13-2011, 06:08 AM
I thought this was going to be a thread announcing your pregnancy. :(

Nah, I was planning on posting that shortly after you post the thread about how Tony proposed to you.
!!!

Jiro
04-13-2011, 06:10 AM
Don't ruin other people's fun, jesus Shlup. You owe Miriel one surprise announcement now!

The Space Pope
04-13-2011, 06:21 AM
My consciousness is woven into the fabric of the universe.

The Summoner of Leviathan
04-13-2011, 06:34 AM
I avoid mainstream news, but I hear the CBC in the background all of the time, talking about the upcoming election. I do not need to hear this, I already know I'm voting for the Bloc Quebecois.

You live in Quebec? :O

Speaking of news, I need to see what happened on the debates...

Shlup
04-13-2011, 06:44 AM
Don't ruin other people's fun, jesus Shlup. You owe Miriel one surprise announcement now!

Neither of the events Miriel and I have brought up have happened yet, jackass.

Raistlin
04-13-2011, 06:48 AM
I despise mainstream TV news and almost never watch it. I don't care for trying to plunge through mainstream media websites every day to find noteworthy things. I get most of my news from blogs or link aggregates. Or even Facebook, as my newsfeed turns into a political news aggregate every time something big happens, which is a consequence of knowing people in law school.

Sites I check regularly:

Fark (http://www.fark.com/) (news aggregate -- great for humor and quick news updates)
The Agitator (http://www.theagitator.com/) (criminal justice/political news)
Pharyngula (http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/) (science and skepticism news)
Above the Law (http://abovethelaw.com/) (legal news)
SCOTUSblog (http://www.scotusblog.com/) (legal news)
Kissing Suzy Kolber (http://kissingsuzykolber.uproxx.com/) (football humor/"news")

EDIT:

You live in Quebec? :O

He was joking.

Jiro
04-13-2011, 12:46 PM
Don't ruin other people's fun, jesus Shlup. You owe Miriel one surprise announcement now!

Neither of the events Miriel and I have brought up have happened yet, jackass.

I think you forget: I'm from the future. Little Poncho is adorable but he appears to have Julian's ears.............

PS Miriel and Del's wedding was incredible but I had to watch from a nearby tree because there's a restraining order on me

from most of you

Loony BoB
04-13-2011, 12:54 PM
I read the Metro (a good free newspaper you get on buses etc) that fills me in on all the various political and social issues going on throughout the world. I tend to ignore the ones surrounding murders and rapes and violent crime purely because I find it annoying reading in depth about things which are depressing and yet never stop happening. Politics and disasters are things I always read about, and I read about half the sport, all the 'weird', about half the celebrity/music/TV stuff (depending on who/what it is) and various other things. Basically I read everything that isn't yet another rape/murder/stabbing in the streets of a random city.

I watch a bit of CNN and BBC when there is a big story going on such as the earthquake in Japan or the elections. I watch Sky Sports News when something big happens in the sporting world that I'm interested in, such as transfer deadline day or something.

Old Manus
04-13-2011, 01:20 PM
I'm surprised at the lack of redditors in this thread, given the disproportionate libertarian contingent round these parts. It's a good thing though.

I only read BBC Sport really, any real news gets sent to my phone and I have no idea how that happens. My hobby these days is visiting the Daily Mail website and having a look at the :bou::bou::bou::bou:e they're currently serving up, then if I'm feeling particularly masochistic, I read the comments.

Loony BoB
04-13-2011, 01:32 PM
For some reason I forgot websites. BBC Sport, ManUtd.com, football365.co.uk, BBC News, Yahoo! on occasion and the odd gaming website.

Unbreakable Will
04-13-2011, 02:00 PM
My consciousness is woven into the fabric of the universe.
YOU! :bigsmile:

Citizen Bleys
04-13-2011, 05:57 PM
[You live in Quebec? :O

No. Saying I was going to vote Bloc wouldn't be funny if I did.

Raistlin
04-13-2011, 06:35 PM
Bleys wouldn't be caught dead near Quebec unless he had enough napalm to finish it off.

The Summoner of Leviathan
04-13-2011, 06:39 PM
Hey, Quebec ain't that bad, especially in Montreal.

Citizen Bleys
04-13-2011, 06:48 PM
I've been not only near Quebec, but in it, albeit briefly.

Then I ran out of napalm :(

NorthernChaosGod
04-13-2011, 06:58 PM
So does Quebec smell like almost victory?

Citizen Bleys
04-13-2011, 07:36 PM
Only in the morning. In the afternoon and evening it smells like...smog.

Peegee
04-13-2011, 07:40 PM
news is entertainment. world news is so you can lol at other countries' woes or foolishness. Politics is so you can lol at people who think voting matters, and everything else would just bloat the entertainment section to ridiculous proportions (try holding a newspaper with 100+ pages in one batch)

DMKA
04-13-2011, 08:27 PM
The last thing I heard about on the news was that the world is ending next month.

nik0tine
04-13-2011, 08:53 PM
I stopped paying attention to world events a number of years ago when I realized that being informed doesn't change anything.

Old Manus
04-13-2011, 10:07 PM
The correct post there was actually 'I stopped paying attention to world events a number of years ago when the forum was permanently closed'

Jiro
04-14-2011, 05:35 AM
The last thing I heard about on the news was that the world is ending next month.

That reminds me; I saw one of those 21 May 2011 repent to the lord saviour Jesus signs here in Australia. I should go back to it on 22 May and graffiti it.

Citizen Bleys
04-14-2011, 06:47 PM
That reminds me; I saw one of those 21 May 2011 repent to the lord saviour Jesus signs here in Australia. I should go back to it on 22 May and graffiti it.

with this:

http://www.bleysmaynard.ca/images/WHERE_IS_YOUR_GOD_NOW.jpg

Bunny
04-14-2011, 07:42 PM
The last thing I heard about on the news was that the world is ending next month.

Beginning of the end. The world actually ends sometime in October, according to those nutjobs.

DMKA
04-15-2011, 05:02 PM
The last thing I heard about on the news was that the world is ending next month.

That reminds me; I saw one of those 21 May 2011 repent to the lord saviour Jesus signs here in Australia. I should go back to it on 22 May and graffiti it.

Jesus, I had no idea they were in other countries too.

Nutjobs with money are a wonder.


Beginning of the end. The world actually ends sometime in October, according to those nutjobs.

Yeah. I guess they missed the part about the meek inhereting the earth and 1000 years of tribulation.

Oh, and that part about how no one can predict when the end of the world will happen and anyone who says they have is a lying sack.

Jiro
04-15-2011, 05:22 PM
I'm pretty sure it was exactly the same one in that thread (you posted?). I got a bit scared I'd driven into the US

Raistlin
04-15-2011, 05:42 PM
Australia has its share of fundie whackos. It is to blame for Ken Ham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Ham) after all.

Jiro
04-15-2011, 05:44 PM
You can't be president of anything American if you are Australian, it doesn't work like that. This guy has a lot to learn about the rules.

Bunny
04-15-2011, 05:56 PM
His last name is Ham, how bad can he be?

Citizen Bleys
04-15-2011, 05:59 PM
I've already mocked this elsewhere, but here's a stellar example of CBC's brilliant reporting headlines: Police chase ends in arrest (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2011/04/12/nb-police-chase-0412.html)

Really? Go on, tell me another one.

DMKA
04-15-2011, 06:13 PM
Australia has its share of fundie whackos. It is to blame for Ken Ham (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Ham) after all.

...and all this time, I thought "After Eden" was a satire comic. But after reading that wikipedia page, I know now it's definitely not.

http://www.answersingenesis.org/aftereden/cartoons/20000626.gif

The horror.

Raistlin
04-15-2011, 06:15 PM
Hahaha, yes, I've seen that exact comic. I think the fact that it's serious just makes it more hilarious.

NorthernChaosGod
04-15-2011, 08:35 PM
His last name is Ham, how bad can he be?

Worse than if his last name were Bacon.

DMKA
04-15-2011, 09:06 PM
His last name is Ham, how bad can he be?

Worse than if his last name were Bacon.

http://www.parcbench.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/kevin_bacon_goofy_haircut_six_degrees.jpg

Peegee
04-15-2011, 09:50 PM
Hahaha, yes, I've seen that exact comic. I think the fact that it's serious just makes it more hilarious.

I don't share your opinion but I can see how you might think that. What's this about it being serious? I thought the person was just retarded or a satirist o__o

oh god my eyes!

Breine
04-17-2011, 11:04 AM
I mostly get my news from the internet, but I sometimes also catch them on TV if I feel like it.

News on TV can just be really depressing, though. A big part of it is unimportant, unrelevant and uninteresting. It's pretty sad how much the media actually control what we hear about and what we don't.

Heath
04-17-2011, 11:12 AM
I'm surprised at the lack of redditors in this thread, given the disproportionate libertarian contingent round these parts. It's a good thing though.

I only read BBC Sport really, any real news gets sent to my phone and I have no idea how that happens. My hobby these days is visiting the Daily Mail website and having a look at the :bou::bou::bou::bou:e they're currently serving up, then if I'm feeling particularly masochistic, I read the comments.

I love the Daily Mail comments.

I check the BBC News website several times a day as I find it's the best news site around. Also check the BBC Sport site, mainly for football stuff. I'll pop the BBC News Channel on when I get home if nobody's watching television and on my phone I'll check the Independent or (to a lesser extent) the Grauniad Fun fact: Latest news, comment and reviews from the Guardian | guardian.co.uk (http://www.grauniad.co.uk) redirects to the Guardian website. I used to listen to Radio 4 a lot and still do so occasionally. If I'm getting the train I'll buy a newspaper, but normally don't bother. I also religiously check Political Betting (http://www.politicalbetting.com) as I find that's good.