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2012-11-23 09:55:19 AM  
History while there is plenty of chaff is still putting out interesting mini-series. Part of the problem is there are a lot of hours in a week to fill and they don't seem to want to go deep into the archives for most of those hours.
 
2012-11-23 09:55:56 AM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: WhippingBoy: Christ... they cancelled Dirty Jobs but not Mythbusters? That show has seen better days; it needs to be put out of its misery.

Not until they bust the myth that Kari won't take it in her ass. I keep writing in for that and they never do that one.


of course she does. they all do these days. just gotta persistently ask and be real nice when you finally get the chance and youre guaranteed at least a Buttsecksin' a year on your birthday and on occaisons like graduations and promotions.
 
2012-11-23 10:03:22 AM  
I like Mike Rowe .. until he started sucking Romney's cock..
 
2012-11-23 10:08:08 AM  
Yeah, it just seemed like they were running out of things to do, and Rowe seemed to not enjoy it as much anymore.
 
2012-11-23 10:10:59 AM  
So Mythbusters isn't perfectly rigorous. So what? You realize it's a TV show, right? Even if they wanted to make everything perfectly scientific, they still have to do what they must to pull ratings so advertisers open their wallets. Now, what's gonna get you more views? A fifteen minute section detailing the use of control groups, or Kari Byron exploding a fruit stand in some sexy getup? The audience has spoken on that one.

Just be thankful it isn't show #2,188,237 about bigfoot, aliens, magic debt relief jesus water, homeopathy, or selling books that are "magic cures THEY don't want you to know about". Mythbusters isn't the coup de grace on pseudoscience, but it's a decent opening salvo. Kids like the show, and they're the ones who need more science and less woo.
 
2012-11-23 10:15:19 AM  

fusillade762: enderthexenocide: mythbusters' inevitable cancellation can't be too far behind. that show has gotten increasingly stupid in recent years, i can barely watch it anymore. i think dirty jobs' cancellation might also have something to do with them running out of potential jobs, and mike rowe and his crew maybe wanting to move on to something else. they had a good run.

I think the same problem has plagued Mythbusters: they've simply run out of myths to bust. At some point they need to go away or change the title of the show to "Blowing Sh*t Up".


I bet you wonder why they got rid of Heather Joseph-Witham too.
 
2012-11-23 10:17:26 AM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: WhippingBoy: Christ... they cancelled Dirty Jobs but not Mythbusters? That show has seen better days; it needs to be put out of its misery.

Not until they bust the myth that Kari won't take it in her ass. I keep writing in for that and they never do that one.


Remember Scottie? I heard that they tried to bust that myth with her and she refused. That's why she's no longer on the show.
 
2012-11-23 10:18:59 AM  

AeAe: I like Mike Rowe .. until he started sucking Romney's cock..


AeAe: I like Mike Rowe .. until he started sucking Romney's cock..


Didn't he walk that back, well before the election mind you, and say "Yeah, I thought it was just a discussion on jobs, not a rally. Whoops."

Not saying that he wasn't naive to the point of stupidity on that one, but he seems like a genuine guy with no real zealotry to either side of American politics.
 
2012-11-23 10:22:58 AM  

Waxing_Chewbacca: WhippingBoy: Christ... they cancelled Dirty Jobs but not Mythbusters? That show has seen better days; it needs to be put out of its misery.

Not until they bust the myth that Kari won't take it in her ass. I keep writing in for that and they never do that one.


They did tie her up good, though.
 
2012-11-23 10:28:50 AM  

Cpl.D: So Mythbusters isn't perfectly rigorous. So what? You realize it's a TV show, right? Even if they wanted to make everything perfectly scientific, they still have to do what they must to pull ratings so advertisers open their wallets. Now, what's gonna get you more views? A fifteen minute section detailing the use of control groups, or Kari Byron exploding a fruit stand in some sexy getup? The audience has spoken on that one.


They do the rigor that time, budget and the insurance company allow, and if enough people tell them they got it wrong, they're perfectly willing to go back and revisit according to the parameters of your choice. No, they don't do full scientific rigor. They're not scientists. They're special effects people who took up science and have less time and money to do the job actual scientists do. You've got to speed the process up some or else you're not going to have a show.
 
2012-11-23 10:49:50 AM  

ecl:
Pretty much all the reality shows are garbage and should be eschewed. Storage Wars does have DST though.


[i.imgur.com image 696x408]


Oh, we're hooked. And yes, Brandi caught my eye channel surfing to snag me.
 
2012-11-23 10:53:20 AM  
This is a pretty good read.

Link

Mike Rowe's QVC Talents
 
2012-11-23 10:53:26 AM  
Wait, they just now canceled it? I haven't seen Dirty Jobs through all the Pickers and Axe Men in a good year..
 
2012-11-23 11:01:23 AM  
I hope that stupid fishing show will be next.
 
2012-11-23 11:06:26 AM  
They replaced it with Amish mafia.


/Discovery networks suck.
//Science Channel is becoming SciFi
 
2012-11-23 11:09:28 AM  
Can play with my snake anytime.

sustainability.cfaes.ohio-state.edu
 
2012-11-23 11:11:33 AM  
I quite enjoyed watching Mike Rowe.

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2012-11-23 11:25:15 AM  

katerbug72: I quite enjoyed watching Mike Rowe.

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I will forever thank Mike Rowe for convincing women that hairy men can actually be sexy and that we don't all have to be waxed down metrosexuals. Not that I, personally, am sexy either way. But it's nice to not have that hair-thing to worry about anymore anyway.
 
2012-11-23 11:25:18 AM  

Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.


I only know what I see on TV, and I'm not surprised by that at all. He just never impressed me the way he did some of the other people that are commenting, apparently.
 
2012-11-23 11:27:05 AM  

forgotmydamnusername: Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.

I only know what I see on TV, and I'm not surprised by that at all. He just never impressed me the way he did some of the other people that are commenting, apparently.


Well, I know a guy who has a cousin that dated a guy that met him at a gas station, and says he's awesome.

/proof is just as valid as his
//he may very well be a dick, but I've heard nothing to that effect outside of that guy's post
 
2012-11-23 11:27:48 AM  

Shadowknight: katerbug72: I quite enjoyed watching Mike Rowe.

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I will forever thank Mike Rowe for convincing women that hairy men can actually be sexy and that we don't all have to be waxed down metrosexuals. Not that I, personally, am sexy either way. But it's nice to not have that hair-thing to worry about anymore anyway.


Mike Rowe is a manly man and that's sexy. Metrosexuals aren't sexy imho.
 
2012-11-23 11:31:28 AM  

katerbug72: Mike Rowe is a manly man and that's sexy. Metrosexuals aren't sexy imho.


Says in your profile that you're 40. That means you grew up in the days of Magnum PI and Burt Reynolds being the standard of sexy male. And behalf of all hairy men out there, I say god bless you.
 
2012-11-23 11:34:38 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: ecl:
Pretty much all the reality shows are garbage and should be eschewed. Storage Wars does have DST though.


[i.imgur.com image 696x408]

Oh, we're hooked. And yes, Brandi caught my eye channel surfing to snag me.


She's an attractive lady, no doubt, but two things ruin it for me:
1. The utter and complete douchebag she's married to
2. The fact that she's obviously about to explode (weight-wise). One bad month and her self-medication with food will become evident.
 
2012-11-23 11:35:36 AM  

Shadowknight: katerbug72: Mike Rowe is a manly man and that's sexy. Metrosexuals aren't sexy imho.

Says in your profile that you're 40. That means you grew up in the days of Magnum PI and Burt Reynolds being the standard of sexy male. And behalf of all hairy men out there, I say god bless you.


You're not hairy unless you can do a comb-over with your back-hair.

/is hairy
 
2012-11-23 11:38:00 AM  

Lizardking: styckx: Is there anything even good left on that channel besides Mythbusters? The decline of good programming on that channel and history channel was the final push to make me cut the cable cord over the summer. Now I just download the entire 3 shows combined between the two channels I even watched.

FTFY


This. Mythbusters (aka Explosionbusters) has sucked for years now.
 
2012-11-23 11:41:18 AM  
They went to AUSTRALIA for their last Dirty Jobs series. That's pretty desperate.

But there's only so many ways to get dirty, and then it's all just variants on tight spaces and wet filth. Most jobs are tedium, and even most dirty jobs.
 
2012-11-23 11:45:53 AM  

WhippingBoy: You're not hairy unless you can do a comb-over with your back-hair.

/is hairy


Kind of a CSB, if it wasn't so gross.

I was jogging one day during the summer in Virginia. I was about 20, in relatively decent shape, and was trying to stay that way. Since it was so hot, I wore a tank top. When I got home, I sat down in my lawn chair exhausted and sweating. After sitting there for a few minutes, I heard the phone ring. Getting up to answer it, I felt a sharp pain just up on my shoulders.

Once I realized it was back hair that had gotten snagged in the webbing of the chair, I ran to the shower (didn't answer the phone) after duct taping a razor to a dowel rod an proceeded to shave every surface on my back I could.

Eleven years later, I just let the hair grow. I can't fight it. My family legacy is to be a hairy sonoabiatch. Best I can hope for is keeping my head shaved somewhat cleanly.
 
2012-11-23 12:01:34 PM  
Sorry to see it go, probably was time for it to happen. I just wish Mike could have done a farewell episode instead of just writing thanks to the fans via the net.
 
2012-11-23 12:06:09 PM  

Shadowknight: forgotmydamnusername: Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.

I only know what I see on TV, and I'm not surprised by that at all. He just never impressed me the way he did some of the other people that are commenting, apparently.

Well, I know a guy who has a cousin that dated a guy that met him at a gas station, and says he's awesome.

/proof is just as valid as his
//he may very well be a dick, but I've heard nothing to that effect outside of that guy's post


Yes dumbfark, that is exactly the same as hearing firsthand from friends
 
2012-11-23 12:11:29 PM  

slayer199: I actually liked Dirty Jobs for awhile. It was kinda cool to see jobs people do that you don't really think about. The problem was the last few seasons, it became repetitive.

Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.


He was a Romney shill in the last election. It might be thats involved. His "intelligent tough guy" image devolved into "just another idiot that listens to FOX news and hates the black guy"
 
2012-11-23 12:15:37 PM  

Shadowknight: katerbug72: Mike Rowe is a manly man and that's sexy. Metrosexuals aren't sexy imho.

Says in your profile that you're 40. That means you grew up in the days of Magnum PI and Burt Reynolds being the standard of sexy male. And behalf of all hairy men out there, I say god bless you.


Yes. Tom Selleck is delicious and has that soothing voice. I don't think Burt Reynolds was sexy because of the hair on his head but the rest of him was nice. I like a full beard too (not long, just full).
I wouldn't want a man who takes longer to get ready than I do.
 
2012-11-23 12:31:39 PM  

AbiNormal: They replaced it with Amish mafia.


/Discovery networks suck.
//Science Channel is becoming Sci-Fi


Well Sci-Fi stopped doing a lot of Sci-Fi and changed their name to SyFy. Can I blame Bonnie Hammer for all of this?

/ Yes, I'm still pissed she canceled Farscape.
// No, I will not get over it.
 
2012-11-23 12:38:30 PM  
To all you people saying Rowe is bad because he appeared at a Romney rally, would you not speak at a rally for a candidate you support?

I don't see how this should reflect negatively on his character. It's not like he's constantly plugging politics in his show.
 
2012-11-23 12:52:52 PM  

WhippingBoy: OtherLittleGuy: ecl:
Pretty much all the reality shows are garbage and should be eschewed. Storage Wars does have DST though.


[i.imgur.com image 696x408]

Oh, we're hooked. And yes, Brandi caught my eye channel surfing to snag me.

She's an attractive lady, no doubt, but two things ruin it for me:
1. The utter and complete douchebag she's married to
2. The fact that she's obviously about to explode (weight-wise). One bad month and her self-medication with food will become evident.


I disagree. She's had at least 2 kids. If she didn't explode then and stay fat it probably won't happen through self medication.
 
2012-11-23 12:56:15 PM  

Generation_D: slayer199: I actually liked Dirty Jobs for awhile. It was kinda cool to see jobs people do that you don't really think about. The problem was the last few seasons, it became repetitive.

Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

He was a Romney shill in the last election. It might be thats involved. His "intelligent tough guy" image devolved into "just another idiot that listens to FOX news and hates the black guy"


He was an Obama shill in the last election. It might be thats involved. His "intelligent tough guy" image devolved into "just another idiot that listens to CNN and hates the white guy"

/can you imagine?
//starting to sour on the liberals playing out their "self-righteous image" on Fark
///oh I forgot - I must be a bigot for not agreeing
 
2012-11-23 01:06:52 PM  

Snapper Carr: They must care a lot.


There's more than meets the eye to their decision.
 
2012-11-23 01:07:15 PM  

chuggernaught: WhippingBoy: OtherLittleGuy: ecl:
Pretty much all the reality shows are garbage and should be eschewed. Storage Wars does have DST though.


[i.imgur.com image 696x408]

Oh, we're hooked. And yes, Brandi caught my eye channel surfing to snag me.

She's an attractive lady, no doubt, but two things ruin it for me:
1. The utter and complete douchebag she's married to
2. The fact that she's obviously about to explode (weight-wise). One bad month and her self-medication with food will become evident.

I disagree. She's had at least 2 kids. If she didn't explode then and stay fat it probably won't happen through self medication.


You're deluding yourself. In 5 years she'll be unrecognizable.
 
2012-11-23 01:07:36 PM  

sexorcisst: This will be replaced by the next hillbilly show, American Wife Beaters.


Who would watch a program about sleeveless t-shirts?
 
2012-11-23 01:07:58 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Shadowknight: forgotmydamnusername: Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.

I only know what I see on TV, and I'm not surprised by that at all. He just never impressed me the way he did some of the other people that are commenting, apparently.

Well, I know a guy who has a cousin that dated a guy that met him at a gas station, and says he's awesome.

/proof is just as valid as his
//he may very well be a dick, but I've heard nothing to that effect outside of that guy's post

Yes dumbfark, that is exactly the same as hearing firsthand from friends


It was stated on a public forum with no name other than an online pseudonym. Without some sort of citation, it's just so much internet hearsay.
 
2012-11-23 01:13:59 PM  
Mike Rowe was NOT a Romney shill. He got invited to what he thought was a roundtable discussion on a topic he's passionate about, the lack of vocational training and the shunning of decent jobs like plumbing, and it turned out to be a political rally instead. So he was sort of suckered and didn't like it and wrote about it on his blog.

"It was awkward," Rowe says, recounting his reaction to the "endorsement" headlines that greeted him when he got off the plane in Cleveland. "I truly was anticipating a roundtable. In my head, I saw it as Charlie Rose, right? And I'm going to sit down with a bunch of enlightened visionaries and local business leaders, and have a serious conversation...What do they say-all failures are communication failures? I don't know who said what to whom, I just know that once the 'endorsement' word popped up, you can't really get the shiat back in the goose."
 
2012-11-23 01:36:24 PM  

Dr J Zoidberg: Yes dumbfark, that is exactly the same as hearing firsthand from friends


So we should just believe 3rd hand information?

Hows this:

His crew has been with him since the beginning... In hollywood, that kind of commitment and loyalty means something, it means the people you work with are a great group of people... because crews can pack up and leave or a real asshole will fire a crew member on a whim (See Christian Bale, Billy Crystal)

So i'll pass on word of a friend of an anonymous internet poster and look at the facts at hand... the people around him like him...
 
2012-11-23 01:58:15 PM  

Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.


And his brother, Dick Rowe, seems like a complete Mike. Go figure.
 
2012-11-23 02:02:44 PM  
There was that one episode with some 'mosquito girl' who, I thought - gave off a vibe indicating that she and Mikey did the horizontal bop later during the shoot. She gave off a serious sexual... energy....

I always liked the onair version of the guy - seemed quite normal and quick witted. The show certainly had more 'oomph' than most of the other 'network dating with the iceskating stars/reality/competition' bowlshirt out there so they get my thanks for that much.

Greener pastures Sir (& crew)....

/tips hat
 
2012-11-23 02:22:37 PM  

SineSwiper: Just going to leave this here...

[imgs.xkcd.com image 599x524]



XCD #397 "Unscientific"

Posted: 2008-03-17

Unsurprisingly, early 2008 was also the last time that comic was remotely relevant to what Mythbusters has devolved into.
 
2012-11-23 02:36:40 PM  

Big John's Breakfast Log: Here is every single "Pawn Stars" episode:

Customer: I have this thing here.
PS: That's really cool. How much you want?
Customer: $ (xx)
PS: Ooh, that ain't gonna happen. Economy is bad, it has to sit in my shop and take up space, hard to find a buyer. I will give you much, much less than that.
Customer: Gee, was really hoping for more. But ok.
PS: Ring 'em up, Chumlee.

Rinse, repeat, insert joke about Chumlee.


I can't stand Pawn Stars. Anyone that sells something to a pawn shop is a moran, especially with all the online options to sell items. What people get is instant gratification on items they end up selling for half the value.
 
2012-11-23 02:47:33 PM  
The last show should be the job of the executives that cancel shows
 
2012-11-23 03:32:32 PM  

fusillade762: enderthexenocide: mythbusters' inevitable cancellation can't be too far behind. that show has gotten increasingly stupid in recent years, i can barely watch it anymore. i think dirty jobs' cancellation might also have something to do with them running out of potential jobs, and mike rowe and his crew maybe wanting to move on to something else. they had a good run.

I think the same problem has plagued Mythbusters: they've simply run out of myths to bust. At some point they need to go away or change the title of the show to "Blowing Sh*t Up".


They already tried that.
/was amazed it got picked up for a second season
 
2012-11-23 03:39:13 PM  
Airplane on treadmill, that was it, never watched another Mythbusters since then.
 
2012-11-23 03:46:48 PM  

Shadowknight: forgotmydamnusername: Neeek: slayer199: Mike Rowe seems like a cool guy....he'll land on his feet.

The friends of mine who have dealt with him say he's a complete dick. Like, they hate him with a passion.

I only know what I see on TV, and I'm not surprised by that at all. He just never impressed me the way he did some of the other people that are commenting, apparently.

Well, I know a guy who has a cousin that dated a guy that met him at a gas station, and says he's awesome.

/proof is just as valid as his
//he may very well be a dick, but I've heard nothing to that effect outside of that guy's post


Just watch the show and pay attention. There can be this vague hint of patronization and bemusement in his dealings with the holders of said dirty jobs. It's like some fraternity douche talking to the plumber that's unclogging the toilet at the frat house or something.
 
2012-11-23 04:05:46 PM  

slayer199: Big John's Breakfast Log: Here is every single "Pawn Stars" episode:

Customer: I have this thing here.
PS: That's really cool. How much you want?
Customer: $ (xx)
PS: Ooh, that ain't gonna happen. Economy is bad, it has to sit in my shop and take up space, hard to find a buyer. I will give you much, much less than that.
Customer: Gee, was really hoping for more. But ok.
PS: Ring 'em up, Chumlee.

Rinse, repeat, insert joke about Chumlee.

I can't stand Pawn Stars. Anyone that sells something to a pawn shop is a moran, especially with all the online options to sell items. What people get is instant gratification on items they end up selling for half the value.


Pawn Shops are where you go if you need some cash that day, like bail money or something.
 
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