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2012-10-12 03:01:08 PM
Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.
 
2012-10-12 03:12:43 PM
Well in Virginia you don't register with any party, so good luck finding out which party the millions in this state vote for and what we watch.

/Hee Haw reruns
 
2012-10-12 03:18:05 PM
how do they account for the viewing habits of non-voting family members or split-party households? also, how were they able to find 186,000 households that still had tivo?
 
2012-10-12 03:26:13 PM
If they can't print the actual list, would the be so kind as to link to it?
 
2012-10-12 03:30:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.



img135.imageshack.us

mmmmmaaaaaaattttttlllloooooccccckkkk
 
2012-10-12 04:01:33 PM
SInce this is an anonymous forum... I like the amazing race too... there I said it
 
2012-10-12 04:02:58 PM
I like to watch Murder, She Wrote on Netflix while stoned.

/it was cheesy as hell, but then so is the A-Team
 
2012-10-12 04:03:15 PM
I don't know what to do... I don't watch ANY of those shows...

The headline makes it sound like Democrats watch Sponge Bob or something. Yes, those are cartoons technically but they're not what you think of when you say "people watch cartoons"... That makes you think of Cartoon Network or something.
 
2012-10-12 04:04:25 PM
I can believe that. I can sit and watch cartoons with my son and laugh. Wife insists on real housewives or honey boo-boo or whatever crap is on TLC or Bravo.


btw....Regular Show is awesome and last night i thought Biden was going to do a muscleman impersonation last night after stomping Ryan


www.toonbarn.com



/my mom!!!
 
2012-10-12 04:05:03 PM
As if I didn't already hate Republicans enough already, they watch GOLF on TV?
 
2012-10-12 04:07:30 PM

randomjsa: I don't know what to do... I don't watch ANY of those shows...

The headline makes it sound like Democrats watch Sponge Bob or something. Yes, those are cartoons technically but they're not what you think of when you say "people watch cartoons"... That makes you think of Cartoon Network or something.


Nice to see you can take a break from the hate every once in a while.

While we are talking about guilty pleasures.... My wife watches a lot of the "Real Housewife" shows. I would never turn it on to watch, but the New Jersey version of the show I actually enjoy. And I hate myself for it.
 
ecl
2012-10-12 04:09:24 PM
Undecideds like Jersey Shore.
 
2012-10-12 04:09:50 PM
FTFA: The Republican list, beyond sports (Nascar was also big), was populated with a host of reality shows

I farking knew it. The same braindead farktards who can listen to Romney call them parasitic losers and still think he's a bold, patrioitic leader with good ideas are the ones inflating the ratings on that horrid reality television garbage.

Reason #5,872 that we need to make Derpistan its own farking country then nuke it from orbit.
 
2012-10-12 04:10:09 PM

rthanu: Nice to see you can take a break from the hate every once in a while.


I'm far less hateful than 2/3 of the liberals in here and you know it.

I used to watch House. Law & Order a long time ago, or maybe if there's a re-run on or something. This new show "Elementary" might be interesting, I don't know yet. I feel like it's not going to last.
 
2012-10-12 04:12:55 PM
Golf watching libbo here checking in. Golf is awesome for a Saturday hangover. The voices are quiet, the camera moves slowly, and there's no fast action to overstimulate a pounding head.

I get it that people think it's boring, but I play so that's probably why I like it. NASCAR is a hundred times more boring than golf. A bunch of stilted, tiny white guys, half of whom are related to each other, driving identical cars in a circle for hours on end. It's like a family reunion at a go-kart track except a go-kart track occasionally has right turns. They even have little family tiffs.
 
2012-10-12 04:13:14 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

One of the best shows on TV right now.

/libby lib libtard
 
2012-10-12 04:15:05 PM

ecl: Undecideds like Jersey Shore.


i don't think jersey shore viewers are legally allowed to vote
 
2012-10-12 04:16:16 PM
I do love Adventure Time
 
2012-10-12 04:16:46 PM
Democrats have lousy taste in TV.

Republicans have truly mind-blowingly awful taste in TV. Like, almost war criminal bad.
 
2012-10-12 04:17:52 PM
There's seriously a show about pools called "Cool Pools?"
 
2012-10-12 04:18:02 PM

randomjsa: I don't know what to do... I don't watch ANY of those shows...

The headline makes it sound like Democrats watch Sponge Bob or something. Yes, those are cartoons technically but they're not what you think of when you say "people watch cartoons"... That makes you think of Cartoon Network or something.


Damnit I came here to post something like this, I have actually found common ground with randomjsa.
 
2012-10-12 04:21:40 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: Democrats have lousy taste in TV.

Republicans have truly mind-blowingly awful taste in TV. Like, almost war criminal bad.


Good taste in TV requires just not watching very much TV at all, or broadening your potential TV viewing to include foreign shows (which are still 90% crap per Sturgeon's Law, but you at least get a larger number to multiply by 10%).
 
2012-10-12 04:23:46 PM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: There's seriously a show about pools called "Cool Pools?"


I think HGTV has about twenty of those "Most Extreme Houses" type shows. The same people do the "Burger Paradise" shows on Travel... which is all Travel is going to be once Bourdain leaves.
 
2012-10-12 04:25:51 PM

The Dog Ate My Homework: As if I didn't already hate Republicans enough already, they watch GOLF on TV?


Well they can't exactly play their own game of golf, too many minorities working at the country club these days, plus their Rascal gets terrible traction on the course.
 
2012-10-12 04:26:58 PM
www.hollywoodreporter.com
 
2012-10-12 04:27:38 PM
And Republicans tend to watch N.C.A.A. basketball, while Democrats prefer the National Basketball Association.

"THAT'S CAUSE THE NBA'S FULLA THUGS--i mean--THEY DON'T CALL TRAVELING!"

/...that would be funnier if you read it in Dan Bernstein's "meatball" voice.
 
ecl
2012-10-12 04:27:41 PM

Mithiwithi: TofuTheAlmighty: Democrats have lousy taste in TV.

Republicans have truly mind-blowingly awful taste in TV. Like, almost war criminal bad.

Good taste in TV requires just not watching very much TV at all, or broadening your potential TV viewing to include foreign shows (which are still 90% crap per Sturgeon's Law, but you at least get a larger number to multiply by 10%).



I'm surprised you can see the TV from inside your own ass.
 
2012-10-12 04:28:36 PM

Rapmaster2000: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: There's seriously a show about pools called "Cool Pools?"

I think HGTV has about twenty of those "Most Extreme Houses" type shows. The same people do the "Burger Paradise" shows on Travel... which is all Travel is going to be once Bourdain leaves.


Ugh. Better start pitching my new show, Daring Driveways.
 
2012-10-12 04:37:25 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/popular-republican-shows-vs-popular-dem ocrat-show

Here is another one from a little while back that has the shows and scores.
 
2012-10-12 04:37:30 PM

rthanu: randomjsa: I don't know what to do... I don't watch ANY of those shows...

The headline makes it sound like Democrats watch Sponge Bob or something. Yes, those are cartoons technically but they're not what you think of when you say "people watch cartoons"... That makes you think of Cartoon Network or something.

Nice to see you can take a break from the hate every once in a while.

While we are talking about guilty pleasures.... My wife watches a lot of the "Real Housewife" shows. I would never turn it on to watch, but the New Jersey version of the show I actually enjoy. And I hate myself for it.


I disagree about who is more hateful, but we are both partisans and can't be honest with ourselves or eachother.

My point was that when seeing your name I was expecting "Good for nothing liberals stoned watching Duck Tales, and 0bummers running the country into the ground" or something to that effect, when you just posted something neutral and observational. I'm just saying it was nice to see.
 
2012-10-12 04:38:23 PM

janzee: [www.hollywoodreporter.com image 648x365]


Doesn't Showtime have Weeds, Shameless, The Borgias, and previously the Tudors isn't that the type of tv that Republicans claim is leading to the decline of America?

/Republicans should be watching their patron saint Kelsy Grammer on Starz in Boss, except I hear there is a lot of sex in it.
//Borgia on netflix now that has some family values that republicans could get behind
 
2012-10-12 04:41:29 PM
www.brobible.com

Does "watching" this make me a a republican or democrat???



ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-10-12 04:43:27 PM
I was going to watch golf, but the Watching Paint Dry channel had a special on oil based paints.
 
2012-10-12 04:44:45 PM

The Dog Ate My Homework: As if I didn't already hate Republicans enough already, they watch GOLF on TV?


I watch golf on TV. I also play a lot of golf.

What, exactly, is your point?
 
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2012-10-12 04:45:32 PM
Republicans watch TV like this:
tvseriesfinale.com
wait... nobody watched that.
 
2012-10-12 04:46:56 PM
Golf huh. I knew there was a reason I hated golf.
 
2012-10-12 04:47:00 PM
Pretty close except for the McFarlane shows.
 
2012-10-12 04:48:46 PM

wotthefark: [www.brobible.com image 600x451]

Does "watching" this make me a a republican or democrat???


[ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com image 340x340]


That appears to be a man and a woman, so Democrat.
 
2012-10-12 04:50:34 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.


http://www.experian.com/blogs/marketing-forward/2010/11/15/what-your- t v-preferences-say-about-your-politics/

Well this was a more thorough study done by a real institute that used real data,

reporter.blogs.com

I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports

also the studies found that GOPers like NCIS, Castle, The Mentalist, so they do like good stuff
 
2012-10-12 04:57:13 PM
I'm an Independent, so I guess I like cartoons that involve golf... ;-)
 
2012-10-12 04:58:11 PM

jedihirsch: also the studies found that GOPers like NCIS, Castle, The Mentalist, so they do like good stuff


I used to like NCIS, Castle, and The Mentalist. Then I discovered they air original dramas on cable these days.
 
2012-10-12 05:03:10 PM

jedihirsch: Lionel Mandrake: Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.

http://www.experian.com/blogs/marketing-forward/2010/11/15/what-your- t v-preferences-say-about-your-politics/

Well this was a more thorough study done by a real institute that used real data,

[reporter.blogs.com image 800x540]

I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports

also the studies found that GOPers like NCIS, Castle, The Mentalist, so they do like good stuff


I am actually amazed the balloon for NHRA is that large. I thought I was the only one.
 
2012-10-12 05:04:35 PM

HeartBurnKid: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 520x273]

One of the best shows on TV right now.

/libby lib libtard


I prefer the green lantern one because Young Justice seems to just jump around so much between plotlines/seasons. Or maybe my tivo isnt recording every episode like it should be >.>
 
2012-10-12 05:06:33 PM
I'm conservative like all kinds of TV my current viewing addictions below. Does not include golf.

Dr Who
Duck Dynasty
Warehouse 13
Lost Girl Gold Rush > Bering sea gold
American Pickers
How its made > Just to go to sleep.
Almost anything on adult swim.
 
2012-10-12 05:08:35 PM
What does that make me where I am currently trying to get through all of the eps of Breaking Bad, McGyver, Rockford Files and FraggleRock files on Netflix.
 
2012-10-12 05:19:23 PM

rthanu: My point was that when seeing your name I was expecting "Good for nothing liberals stoned watching Duck Tales, and 0bummers running the country into the ground" or something to that effect, when you just posted something neutral and observational. I'm just saying it was nice to see.


Come to think of it I'm constantly falsely accused of being a troll... If I can make liberals go "lol whut, I agree with you?" perhaps I've attained some really ultimate form of trolling in which I get shocked responses in agreement with me.

No no, only use your powers for good... and such.

spongeboob: Damnit I came here to post something like this, I have actually found common ground with randomjsa.


There's a certain 'Heh' factor here given your handle.
 
2012-10-12 05:19:54 PM
As for registered Democrats, they seem to be partial to cartoons.

You might have just happened to find a lot of stoners.
 
2012-10-12 05:21:30 PM
Republican tastes in cable also ran to reality shows involving... polygamists ("Sister Wives Tell All" on TLC)

Family values.
 
2012-10-12 05:24:54 PM

jedihirsch: Lionel Mandrake: Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.

http://www.experian.com/blogs/marketing-forward/2010/11/15/what-your- t v-preferences-say-about-your-politics/

Well this was a more thorough study done by a real institute that used real data,

[reporter.blogs.com image 800x540]

I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports

also the studies found that GOPers like NCIS, Castle, The Mentalist, so they do like good stuff


I was expecting it would look more like

i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-12 05:26:07 PM

jedihirsch: Lionel Mandrake: Wow. Republicans watch some shiatty-ass teevee.

I bet they really miss Touched by an Angel and Murder She Wrote.

http://www.experian.com/blogs/marketing-forward/2010/11/15/what-your- t v-preferences-say-about-your-politics/

Well this was a more thorough study done by a real institute that used real data,

[reporter.blogs.com image 800x540]

I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports

also the studies found that GOPers like NCIS, Castle, The Mentalist, so they do like good stuff


That graph pretty much confirms every stereotype we're supposed to pretend is a bigoted cultural construct.
 
2012-10-12 05:29:27 PM
www.berlinale-talentcampus.de

Can't we all just get along?
 
2012-10-12 05:43:40 PM
I love golf and cartoons. Does that officially make me an Independent®?

i0.kym-cdn.com

Pony thread? Pony thread. 
 
2012-10-12 05:57:33 PM

jedihirsch: I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports


I wonder if Vince McMahon knows his audience is a bunch of filthy libs.
 
2012-10-12 05:58:54 PM

hammer85: HeartBurnKid: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 520x273]

One of the best shows on TV right now.

/libby lib libtard

I prefer the green lantern one because Young Justice seems to just jump around so much between plotlines/seasons. Or maybe my tivo isnt recording every episode like it should be >.>


There was a five-year skip between season 1 and season 2, but other than that, they've done a pretty good job of tying a bunch of disparate subplots into a cohesive whole.
 
2012-10-12 06:03:39 PM
I think you can often tell who watches what based on the commercials.

for example, compare the commercials during college football with the NFL.

on saturday, you will notice a lot of retirement, investment, banking, and other financial planning ads.

on sunday, you will see trucks with balls hanging from the trailer hitch and fast food.

/ although, that doesn't necessarily show a party division. But, it does betray an education and perhaps income divide.
 
2012-10-12 06:07:41 PM

Headso: SInce this is an anonymous forum... I like the amazing race too... there I said it


Amazing Race is awesome. Why are you supposed to be ashamed of it?

/Prefers Face/Off
//Still Heterosexual, last I checked.
///Finally got tired of Iron Chef.
 
2012-10-12 06:28:07 PM

I alone am best: I'm conservative like all kinds of TV my current viewing addictions below. Does not include golf.

Dr Who
Duck Dynasty
Warehouse 13
Lost Girl Gold Rush > Bering sea gold
American Pickers
How its made > Just to go to sleep.
Almost anything on adult swim.


I was at my cousin's wedding last week and brought up how I fall asleep to "How It's Made". Both my brothers do the same thing.
 
2012-10-12 06:45:54 PM

HeartBurnKid: hammer85: HeartBurnKid: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 520x273]

One of the best shows on TV right now.

/libby lib libtard

I prefer the green lantern one because Young Justice seems to just jump around so much between plotlines/seasons. Or maybe my tivo isnt recording every episode like it should be >.>

There was a five-year skip between season 1 and season 2, but other than that, they've done a pretty good job of tying a bunch of disparate subplots into a cohesive whole.


I like the writing and characters on the GL show, but the 1990s-era CGI animation drives me up a wall. It's the same as the horrible CGI Star Wars: The Clone Wars (as opposed to the awesome Genndy Tartakovsky one).

In both the CGI Clone Wars and animated GL universes, these are some of the most popular hair-care products for humans and most humanoid characters:
www.furniturebuying.com

Even in the recent episodes featuring the Manhunter robots, you'd expect that they'd at least look somewhat metallic, even if not chrome-type reflective. Brushed metal look would do. No. They look like they're made of plastic, as does everything else except hair (see above).

I could do better than that with open-source software such as Blender3D!
 
2012-10-12 06:50:07 PM
This article makes me glad I don't have TiVo, and ensures that I never will.

/don't need anyone knowing how much I watch Storage Wars
 
2012-10-12 06:51:10 PM

jedihirsch: I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports


Democrats like the sports that promote and praise individual achievement, and properly compensate those individuals for their accolades.
 
2012-10-12 07:04:55 PM

Hagbardr: I alone am best: I'm conservative like all kinds of TV my current viewing addictions below. Does not include golf.

Dr Who
Duck Dynasty
Warehouse 13
Lost Girl Gold Rush > Bering sea gold
American Pickers
How its made > Just to go to sleep.
Almost anything on adult swim.

I was at my cousin's wedding last week and brought up how I fall asleep to "How It's Made". Both my brothers do the same thing.


And then a technician places the transistor on the circuit board as he sends it down the line...... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
 
2012-10-12 07:37:05 PM
So......

If I watch COPS, "American Greed" and NatGeo Wild, where exactly do I fall on the political spectrum?
 
2012-10-12 08:03:45 PM

dookdookdook: I love golf and cartoons. Does that officially make me an Independent®?



Pony thread? Pony thread. 


How about you take your horse farking self off this thread and preferably this planet
 
2012-10-12 08:35:52 PM

wotthefark: [www.brobible.com image 600x451]

Does "watching" this make me a a republican or democrat???


[ragefaces.s3.amazonaws.com image 340x340]


I spent many of my formative years watching stuff like that.
 
2012-10-12 09:03:40 PM

spongeboob: janzee: [www.hollywoodreporter.com image 648x365]

Doesn't Showtime have Weeds, Shameless, The Borgias, and previously the Tudors isn't that the type of tv that Republicans claim is leading to the decline of America?

/Republicans should be watching their patron saint Kelsy Grammer on Starz in Boss, except I hear there is a lot of sex in it.
//Borgia on netflix now that has some family values that republicans could get behind


No one has ever called Republicans hypocrits..
 
2012-10-12 10:32:10 PM
Cartoons are far more rich in story and entertainment value than any given reality show garbage that's constantly shoveled out on nearly every channel.

But, I don't have cable any more. TV abandoned me.
Fark you Discovery Networks and your ilk.
 
2012-10-12 10:41:39 PM
www.watchcartoononline.com

Democrats watch more cartoons, yeah yuh



eagles95: ...last night i thought Biden was going to do a muscleman impersonation last night after stomping Ryan


That would have been so awesome.
 
2012-10-13 12:11:14 AM
The only people who watch golf on TV are the people who don't value their weekends enough to actually go outside and do something.
 
2012-10-13 03:49:29 AM
The Republican list, beyond sports (Nascar was also big), was populated with a host of reality shows - "The Biggest Loser," "Survivor," "American Idol" and "The Amazing Race.'

Kind of figures republicans would believe contrived situations are reality.
 
2012-10-13 03:59:25 AM
Beyond PPV movies, I watch SNL each week if it's new. I'm usually disappointed. Otherwise, I don't watch TV. On the weekends, I tend to the property.

If we feel like getting involved in a show, we wait and get it on DVD and watch a short season over a few weekends. Eureka, True Blood, The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and Supernatural are our continuing favorites. Beyond that, we don't watch TV because we're busy doing more important stuff with our free time. Today I'll be replacing the brake pads on my wife's car and it's probably going to take all day.
 
2012-10-13 03:59:28 AM

Cromulent User Name: dookdookdook: I love golf and cartoons. Does that officially make me an Independent®?



Pony thread? Pony thread. 

How about you take your horse farking self off this thread and preferably this planet


Watchoutwegotabadassoverhere.jpeg.
 
2012-10-14 06:33:19 PM

Mike_LowELL: jedihirsch: I mean republicans like the NFL and NCAA Football, dems like Soccer and WWE, ie; wuss sports and fake sports

Democrats like the sports that promote and praise individual achievement, and properly compensate those individuals for their accolades.


WWE has "individual achievement"?, I thought they just followed a script. And Soccer is a sport where you gain points by whining

demotivators.despair.com

Besides, the Olympics, NASCAR, Golf and Bull riding all "promote and praise individual achievement, and properly compensate those individuals for their accolades"

Since when does soccer, Basketball, and Monster Trucks do that?
 
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