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ishmael
10-12-2006, 06:17 PM
During a time in the fifties, sixties and seventies some TV shows were a common experience. Remember "Bonanza'? Or how about "I Love Lucy?" Okay, "Leave it to Beaver." No that's not it! How about "Star Trek!"

My point, if there is one, is that now we don't have this common to chat up around the water cooler. The closest we come is "Friends", or "Everybody Loves Raymond." Both pretty worthy shows, IMHO. But they compete with all this shout, and the water cooler is no longer a place to discuss Bonanza.

Not judgeing, just observing that the commons is rapidly changing.

Memphis Mike
10-12-2006, 06:24 PM
Back in the day, my friend Roger and I would sneak and watch his dad's pornos when he wasn't at home. Boy, those were the good ol days! They were reel to reel and everything.

S/V Laura Ellen
10-12-2006, 06:25 PM
The current Canadian show that is worthy of "water cooler" conversation is Corner Gas. A really good show, good clean humour.

www.cornergas.com (http://www.cornergas.com)

Peter Malcolm Jardine
10-12-2006, 06:30 PM
How about happy hour? How come I don't do that anymore either? Oh yeah, I was a drunk.

brad9798
10-12-2006, 06:42 PM
THE SIMPSONS ... a watercooler show for at leat 14 years, now! Still the best written show on TV!

Meerkat
10-12-2006, 06:50 PM
TV, even more than radio, has killed the culture of socializing.

jack grebe
10-12-2006, 06:55 PM
THE SIMPSONS ... a watercooler show for at leat 14 years, now! Still the best written show on TV!
that has been on for 14 years???? gawd, I have only seen maybe 3 shows:eek: and those insulted my intellegence:D