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2012-12-11 08:28:25 AM
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"Ya know---when Alan Alda took over behind the camera and the show got all dramatic and preachy."
 
2012-12-11 08:56:30 AM
After I watch yet another M*A*S*H TV rerun, I want quality TV back, because M*A*S*H reminds me it used to exist.
 
2012-12-11 09:09:29 AM
Time is an asterisk.
 
2012-12-11 09:13:23 AM

Radak: After I watch yet another M*A*S*H TV rerun, I want quality TV back, because M*A*S*H reminds me it used to exist.


THIS. Things like MASH, Emergency!, and the Original Dragnet (before it was a crappy comedy) were what I grew up on, and they were a hell of a lot better than "Must See TV" ever was.

The scene where they reveal that Henry Blake died is one of the all time best TV moments, in my opinion.
 
2012-12-11 09:18:27 AM

Radak: After I watch yet another M*A*S*H TV rerun, I want quality TV back, because M*A*S*H reminds me it used to exist.


I was a kid when the season finale aired. My dad, who worked all the time, nearly lost his post because he HAD to be there for the episode (he later bought a VCR for this reason). I recall this distinctly. It was one of the defining moments of my childhood.

I finally saw the finale in my 20s. Made it all the way without crying until BJ arranged the rocks. Then I just bawled like a little girl.

Excellent show.

/dad has since turned into a Limbaugh-style Republican, and has denied M*A*S*H, Time Magazine, and anything else that doesn't jibe with his anger.
 
2012-12-11 09:38:35 AM

dickfreckle: I finally saw the finale in my 20s. Made it all the way without crying until BJ arranged the rocks. Then I just bawled like a little girl.


I only made it as far as the musicians being trucked away. (But yeah, the rocks really get me, too, every time.)

Sorry for this little threadjack, subby, but you trod on holy ground.
 
2012-12-11 09:51:29 AM
I don't know what it is, but I don't have enough of it.
 
2012-12-11 10:03:10 AM
What is time?



They say that money is the root of all evil. Having it lends yourself to the evils of being able to get away with the things that the have-nots get punished for ; the evils of judging and/or snubbing the people who don't have money. Knowing that you can buy somebody else's pride, imagination, intellect, and labor can lead you to become idle. Idle hands are the devil's work is a popular cliché. Not having money lends yourself to the exploitation of the weaknesses of the people that have it. It causes you to lie, cheat, and steal to attain money, and all the luxuries it affords. That evil is usually directed at the people who have money. In reciprocation, the haves will try to oppress the have-nots which will lead to unsatisfactory living conditions. Is it easy to see how much evil is created by money?

Time is money. Notice how you spend time, and spend money? The grammatical interpretation would be that you use the same word, spend, to describe your actions with time and money. Application of that statement, however, runs much deeper. You have to spend time to make money, and spending money can save you time. How much of each usually depends on where you fit in to the social class system. If you use your time to help save another entity (one or many humans) time or money, you can make money for yourself. If you don't have enough time to help yourself, you can use that money to save time. If I install a light in a room with a switch near the door to enter the room, I am saving time for the owner of that room. They don't need to find a flashlight and make sure it has batteries to find their way in the room during the dark hours. On a more natural level...they don't need to find a candle and light that candle to enter the room. They simply need to flip a switch as they walk in the room. For this, they will spend their money to give it to me. If I don't have enough time to do my laundry for clean clothes, I can spend some of that money to have somebody do it for me. While I spend that money, I could possibly be out making more money while somebody does my laundry. I could also spend the time that I gained by spending money, by doing another task that I need, or even spend the time to do something I enjoy.

When you cause the masters of money to lose some of their money, you may be taking away some of their time. If they catch you, they will demand that you spend time or money to repay them. A fine or retribution may repay them to their satisfaction. Sometimes you may be allowed to spend your time helping the community to repay them. By helping the community in this way, you save the master's charity money, which in turn saves them time, or allows them to use the money on other helpful causes. If you can not repay the master in these manners, you must spend, or waste your time in jail or prison. While in prison you lose a lot of time and money, but the masters, and effectually your tax-paying peers also lose money. They use some of your time to save money on the costs of running a house for your criminal peers. The only way to avoid all this is to spend your time being cautious not to waste the master's money, or to spend your time avoiding this fate by devising plans to avoid being caught, running from the police, or hiding from the police. In the end you spend time or money when you waste the master's money. How much you lose isn't completely uncontrollable, but it is inevitable.

Money makes the world go 'round. The desire of the have-nots or even the have-not-as-muches to become the haves can quite possibly be the reason anything gets accomplished under a system of money. Somebody needs a house, somebody builds it for them for monetary compensation and the result is another place of shelter for humans, and money for another human to spend on his needs. In this way, development and advancement can occur. Under a monetary system it is virtually the only way advancement occurs. Time, in it's true definition, is a measure of the world going 'round. Each time the world goes around 360° , we label that measurement "a day." Shorter and longer amounts of time can be measured by: Is the sun in the sky, or not? (day and night) What angle does the sun's rays hit the Earth? (seasons) How much of the moon is illuminated? (weeks) Has the moon completed it's illumination cycle? (months) Is it high tide, or low tide? (Hours)

If time is money, and money makes the world go 'round...isn't it time that makes the world go 'round? If money is the root of all evil, isn't time the root of all evil? If money makes the world go 'round, then the root of all evils makes the world go 'round. So should we accept that we live on an evil planet? The ridiculousness of some of these notions will hopefully cause you to reconsider some of the ideas that you have been following. Time is relative,it is not the same for even each of us human beings, let alone the pets that live an entire life in 7-10 years or the housefly that lives it's entire life within a day or two. Just remember...a stitch in time saves nine...dollars.
 
2012-12-11 10:08:51 AM

Radak: dickfreckle: I finally saw the finale in my 20s. Made it all the way without crying until BJ arranged the rocks. Then I just bawled like a little girl.

I only made it as far as the musicians being trucked away. (But yeah, the rocks really get me, too, every time.)

Sorry for this little threadjack, subby, but you trod on holy ground.


Sh*t, I forgot about that. Winchester's little orchestra. Winchester was a welcome addition to the show, despite him being a first-class dick, Do you remember that one episode where he gave to charity, anonymously? Good stuff.

/he was also a good surgeon, which is what counted there. .
 
2012-12-11 10:25:52 AM

dickfreckle: Do you remember that one episode where he gave to charity, anonymously? Good stuff.


I'm guessing you mean "Death Takes a Holiday", one of the Christmas episodes, in which he refuses to share chocolate he got from home, angering everyone else at the camp, but his reason is that he anonymously donates it to the orphanage, but then gets angry when he finds it on the black market, only to discover later that the man who ran the orphanage sold it so the kids could have food and blankets.

Yep, that was a tearjerker, too.
 
2012-12-11 10:33:07 AM

Sybarite: Time*is*an*asterisk.


f*i*f*y.
 
2012-12-11 10:36:23 AM
dickfreckle: Do you remember that one episode where he gave to charity, anonymously? Good stuff.

I'm guessing you mean "Death Takes a Holiday", one of the Christmas episodes, in which he refuses to share chocolate he got from home, angering everyone else at the camp, but his reason is that he anonymously donates it to the orphanage, but then gets angry when he finds it on the black market, only to discover later that the man who ran the orphanage sold it so the kids could have food and blankets.

Yep, that was a tearjerker, too.


Actually, the one that got me, which WAS a little preachy but still a good episode with a good pay off at the end, was the one where he counseled a soldier who stuttered and refused to give up on the poor guy...then we find out at the end Winchester's sister is also a stutterer, sending him audio tapes from home.
 
2012-12-11 10:37:27 AM
namtab.com
 
2012-12-11 11:15:37 AM
Time is a magazine.

The correct question: "What is space-time?"
 
2012-12-11 11:24:56 AM

dickfreckle: Winchester was a welcome addition to the show, despite him being a first-class dick,


A much better foil for Hawkeye and BJ than Frank -- picking on the retard gets boring after a while. They couldn't knock Winchester's skills or intellect, so they went after his pomposity... which he wore like a badge of honor anyway. His willingness to form temporary alliances with BJ to knock Hawk down a few notches when Hawk got too self-righteous also made for a rich source of conflict where none had existed the first five years of the show. Winchester wasn't a one-dimensional character like Frank, which made for better story telling.
 
2012-12-11 11:28:29 AM
Time is the fire in which we burn.
 
2012-12-11 11:33:32 AM

GAT_00: Time is the fire in which we burn.


Thích Quảng Đức agrees.
 
2012-12-11 11:35:56 AM

Sybarite: Time is an asterisk.


No, that's an asshole.
 
2012-12-11 11:39:24 AM
People hate MASH now?
 
2012-12-11 11:48:13 AM
Time is movement through space, as represented my the mathematical formula Distance/Rate=Time. Not particularly exciting, I know.
 
2012-12-11 11:52:37 AM
Alan Alda and His All-Girl Orchestra?
 
2012-12-11 11:53:01 AM
The band behind Morris Day

/Snooch 
//Wait, that's the M-F'ing Time
 
2012-12-11 11:54:33 AM
A few decades ago, there was a wonderful Nova episode titled "It's About Time" that Peter Ustinov hosted which was excellent and very thought provoking. Enough so that I remember it distictly even though I don't seem to be able to find a reference to it.
 
2012-12-11 11:56:34 AM

Mr. Eugenides: A few decades ago, there was a wonderful Nova episode titled "It's About Time" that Peter Ustinov hosted which was excellent and very thought provoking. Enough so that I remember it distictly even though I don't seem to be able to find a reference to it.


According to the Wikipaedia list of Nova episodes it aired Dec 30, 1980. Wish I could find a copy.
 
2012-12-11 11:58:29 AM
Time is the thing that keeps everything from happening all at once.
 
2012-12-11 11:59:43 AM

Gunny Highway: People hate MASH now?


Yes, but ironically.

Do try to keep up.
 
2012-12-11 12:02:07 PM

Gunny Highway: People hate MASH now?


Just ferret-faces. Like subby.

/Frank Burns eats worms.
 
2012-12-11 12:02:44 PM
Let's see if I can explain it.

My brain is really just some cephalopod awash in a small dark ocean inside my skull. This cephalopod is very active when I'm asleep. That's when it really lives. It can travel through time, drudging up things that to me happened years ago but to my cephalobrain they're still happening. Plus it can instantaneously go places that don't exist in my space/time orientation.

The problem is it needs me to change the ocean water it swims in. It needs nutrients flushed in with the circulatory tides and effluent flushed out with the tides. So, my cephalobrain keeps me alive by protecting with eye-sight, hearing and other functions. All the while it waits for me to fall asleep so it get its boogie on.

We have an understanding. I take care of my cephalobrain and it takes care of me. It's not like it can up and leave its little calcium prison. Besides, I think it likes looking at the beautiful things I put in front of me.
 
2012-12-11 12:05:40 PM

BKITU: dickfreckle: Winchester was a welcome addition to the show, despite him being a first-class dick,

A much better foil for Hawkeye and BJ than Frank -- picking on the retard gets boring after a while. They couldn't knock Winchester's skills or intellect, so they went after his pomposity... which he wore like a badge of honor anyway. His willingness to form temporary alliances with BJ to knock Hawk down a few notches when Hawk got too self-righteous also made for a rich source of conflict where none had existed the first five years of the show. Winchester wasn't a one-dimensional character like Frank, which made for better story telling.


My favorite CEWIII scene is when he castigated the imprisoned travelling band for making a racket when he was trying to listen to his Mozart, but they thought he was requesting Mozart and broke into one of his pieces. I think it was in the finale.
 
2012-12-11 12:06:49 PM

cretinbob: Time is movement through space, as represented my the mathematical formula Distance/Rate=Time. Not particularly exciting, I know.


No, time is an invisible force that affects distances, as represented by the formula Rate*Time=Distance. That's why a tree looks closer if you repeatedly blink your eyes.
 
2012-12-11 12:07:39 PM

BKITU: dickfreckle: Winchester was a welcome addition to the show, despite him being a first-class dick,

A much better foil for Hawkeye and BJ than Frank -- picking on the retard gets boring after a while. They couldn't knock Winchester's skills or intellect, so they went after his pomposity... which he wore like a badge of honor anyway. His willingness to form temporary alliances with BJ to knock Hawk down a few notches when Hawk got too self-righteous also made for a rich source of conflict where none had existed the first five years of the show. Winchester wasn't a one-dimensional character like Frank, which made for better story telling.


Agreed. He was a great character too because he became a better person over time. He was still arrogant and pompous, but in a more subdued way from when he first entered the scene. I remember really liking when he was introduced because even after his first stint in the ER where he realized he had to pick up his game you could see he was going to be a dynamic character.

MASH was my number one favorite show for a long time. Only in recent years was it knocked down, by Deadwood and BSG respectively, so there is still some good programming out there. It's just usually on pay channels in stead of free network TV unfortunately.
 
2012-12-11 12:09:07 PM

H31N0US: My favorite CEWIII scene is when he castigated the imprisoned travelling band for making a racket when he was trying to listen to his Mozart, but they thought he was requesting Mozart and broke into one of his pieces. I think it was in the finale.


It was the finale. Then they got hauled off for the prisoner exchange, playing the piece he had taught them as they rode off to their deaths.
 
2012-12-11 12:16:01 PM

BKITU: as they rode off to their deaths Best Korea.

 
2012-12-11 12:18:42 PM

BronyMedic: Radak: After I watch yet another M*A*S*H TV rerun, I want quality TV back, because M*A*S*H reminds me it used to exist.

THIS. Things like MASH, Emergency!, and the Original Dragnet (before it was a crappy comedy) were what I grew up on, and they were a hell of a lot better than "Must See TV" ever was.

The scene where they reveal that Henry Blake died is one of the all time best TV moments, in my opinion.


agreed. Emergency! was the shiat. I just watched some old episodes on youtube...awesome!
 
2012-12-11 12:19:19 PM
I could never get into MASH. It's so maudlin. And when it's not maudlin, it's corny.
 
2012-12-11 12:19:42 PM
No time exists except for now.
 
2012-12-11 12:23:44 PM
Which will be followed up by the question...

Why is water wet?
 
2012-12-11 12:24:15 PM
it's what turns kittens into cats. Also it killed your Gramma.
 
2012-12-11 12:27:17 PM
Back in the late 80's when I worked in a video arcade kids would often ask me what time it is because we didn't have a clock much like casinos don't. I would reply, knowing that they should have met their Moms in the mall food court 15 mins ago:

Time is in the hidden mechanisms and the internal working of the chronometer. Which does necessarily correspond to the greater celestial movement by which we would normally reckon time. Therefore I hesitate to articulate for I may deviate from the true and normal sense of rectitude. But I will and it is (insert the current time on my Swatch watch).

All of this would take about 2 mins and the kid would get more and more confused and anxious.

/Back when video games were fun
//Why yes I have my onion right here
///Jeeze I was jerk when I was a working teenager
 
2012-12-11 12:30:33 PM

realmolo: I could never get into MASH. It's so maudlin. And when it's not maudlin, it's corny.


They have both shows on the METV channel on local Comcast cable. Check you local listings, it is a great network. Svenghoulie on Sat. nite for the win!
 
2012-12-11 12:32:06 PM

dickfreckle: Winchester's little orchestra


i read somewhere that more people heard that mozart piece in the MASH episode than the total of people who had ever heard it before in the history of the world.
 
2012-12-11 12:37:38 PM
A friend once asked me to define time without using the word time.

My response was, "The arbitrary, human-enforced distance between two static events." I have never seen a better explanation.
 
2012-12-11 12:41:46 PM
Best definition I ever heard:

Time is what prevents one damn thing after another from being every damn thing all at once.
 
2012-12-11 12:44:18 PM

stupiddream: Back in the late 80's when I worked in a video arcade kids would often ask me what time it is because we didn't have a clock much like casinos don't. I would reply, knowing that they should have met their Moms in the mall food court 15 mins ago:

Time is in the hidden mechanisms and the internal working of the chronometer. Which does necessarily correspond to the greater celestial movement by which we would normally reckon time. Therefore I hesitate to articulate for I may deviate from the true and normal sense of rectitude. But I will and it is (insert the current time on my Swatch watch).

All of this would take about 2 mins and the kid would get more and more confused and anxious.

/Back when video games were fun
//Why yes I have my onion right here
///Jeeze I was jerk when I was a working teenager


When I worked as a cast member at Walt Disney World, I frequently had guests come up to me and say, "Do you know what time it is?"

I would look at my watch and say, "Yes."
 
2012-12-11 12:47:06 PM
I was always liked time is what carbon based life forms use to measure their own decay
 
2012-12-11 12:48:13 PM
Time is just movement.

If there is no movement, then there is no way to observe change from one position to the next and call the change "time", so without movement, there is no time.
 
2012-12-11 12:50:34 PM

Angry Buddha: No, time is an invisible force that affects distances, as represented by the formula Rate*Time=Distance. That's why a tree looks closer if you repeatedly blink your eyes.


i.chzbgr.com
 
2012-12-11 12:51:14 PM

Ishkur: Time is just movement.

If there is no movement, then there is no way to observe change from one position to the next and call the change "time", so without movement, there is no time.


This explains why God is both eternal and omnipresent. He has no need of calculus.
 
2012-12-11 01:12:47 PM

Radak: After I watch yet another M*A*S*H TV rerun, I want quality TV back, because M*A*S*H reminds me it used to exist.


I say that after I watch a re-run of Rawhide
 
2012-12-11 01:16:54 PM
i242.photobucket.comshe hasnt aged well but she had some nice "combat lifsaver bags" if you get my drift
 
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