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Ideas needed - how to bring the drama

Discussion in 'Games / Pics / Jokes / Stories' started by lewisnotmiller, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. lewisnotmiller

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    Whilst I am sure you all know me as the incredibly outgoing, wacky, friendly, brilliants Aussie on your religious forums, it might surprise you to know I'm pretty low-key in real life, with a somewhat cynical sense of humour.
    Ahem.

    IN any case, I have 2 daughters and a wife. All three seem to be fans of what is very loosely described as 'Reality TV'.
    It is very hard for me to watch, since there are aspects of all these shows that are clearly completely staged, or at the very least, edited. Spoiler alert, but reality TV is none too real.

    However, my girls and wife all either play or watch inordinate amounts of basketball, which is my first great love...err...apart from my girls and wife (probably). So maybe I need to suffer through some of these reality tv shows, and pretend to give a crap whether Innes the ignorant horror-show is cheating on Bronson the stripper.

    But how?
    I've considered staying drunk whilst watching, but this makes it more likely I'll say what I am really thinking eventually.
    Perhaps I just need to become more high strung? Perhaps increasing the petty, needless drama in my life will lead me down a path of wanting to watch other people tie themselves in knots over even less meaningful tripe?

    C'mon then...how do I boost the petty drama in my life, and/or how do I reach a point where I can consume reality TV and then do the water-cooler talk on it.
     
  2. bobhikes

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    This reminds me of my Friends and professional wrestling. The fought me when I would laugh and state how ridiculously fake it was. Then they came around and only the championships where real (really). Now that they understand how fake it is we no longer get together for the matches. I understand that the friendship gathering was worth it now. During the night the lite teasing and some of the spectacular acrobatic's plus the scantily clad women made it fun for me.

    In short relish the time you spend together your daughters will eventually leave the nest. Find the few things you like about the show so you can spend time with your love ones.
     
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    Try eating several pop tarts just before the show starts. You will get a sugar rush followed by a crash within about 20 minutes. Then drink coffee to balance yourself out. This will also make you a tiny bit giddy for about 10 minutes and then somewhat irritable for the last 20-30 minutes of the show. By the time its over you will be a fan.
     
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  4. lewisnotmiller

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    Whilst my OP was very much tongue in cheek, what you've posted here is pretty much what I see as well.
    Nice post.
     
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    Hmm...
    1) This post made me chuckle.
    2) Maybe there is something to be said in saving up some sort of treat for during one of these infernal shows so I have something to look forwards to? Even better, it could be communal food. Like...hmmm...chocolate fondue!

    *files this under useful idea*
     
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    As a reality tv lover I have to say in the end it does not really matter who is there as long as I get to see the show without interruptions or can have a non logical talk about what is happening during the commercials. I bet you could sneak off to your man cave or a much more bearable environment and they would never even know. =) Reality tv is very hard to watch if you do not love it.
     
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    I don't like any of that stuff, and likely would not watch it. Well, maybe that's why I'm divorced?
     
  8. sun rise

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    You should bring the classic Dark Shadows into your home. After all, what's not to like about a show which, in the words of wikipedia, The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared ten months into its run. Dark Shadows also featured ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. Dark Shadows - Wikipedia

    Just think of the endless possibilities musing to your family about how much fun it would be if you were a vampire zombie warlock from a parallel universe. And tell them you are seriously considering the cosplay potential of that image.
     
  9. lewisnotmiller

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    Oh, I'm on for non-reality tv. We watch a few things, although I admit, never heard of Dark Shadows.
     
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    I both can, and regularly do, sneak off. But I think I have to not sneak off, at least enough to get a rough idea on ONE of these cursed shows they seem to like.

    After all, my youngest daughter has watched enough Celtics games with me to have favourite players.
     
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    Hmm...hopefully it never comes to that, but if my only choice was divorce or a crap-ton of reality tv, I'm gonna have to find a lawyer.
     
  12. Revoltingest

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    There's only one path to your enjoying reality TV, eg, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
    You must start wearing dresses, lose Little Willie, get regular estrogen injections, & learn upspeak.
     
  13. lewisnotmiller

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    There is reality tv, which is complete rubbish, then there is the Kardashians, which I'm sure has been medically proven to lower IQ and increase your likelihood to marry an American athlete, then messily divorce them within 11 months. Or weeks. I forget which.
     
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    I suggest, to save your sanity, taking long walks. The excuse is that you want to look after your health (can't argue with that).

    Time your walks to last about 5 minutes less than the show, then you can pretend interest by asking for an explanation of whats been happening just when the the really excruciating (opps, sorry, exciting) critical cliff hanger is being played out.

    By the time you have ruined the ending for a couple of weeks, the chances are you will be getting company on your jaunts.

    It works for me when football is on tv ;-)
     
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    Who's this Kardashians? ;-).
     
  16. Revoltingest

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    This is a family friendly forum.
    I cannot describe the horrors of that family's show.
     
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    Need drama? Make some fake modern nerds live with some real 80's nerds. Film it.
     
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