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Nick
March 14th, 2004, 16:38
Probably will be somewhat amusing for the people in the UK. Maybe not... I laughed all the way though this.

http://www.channel4.com/ads/index1.html

Jet Set Willy
March 14th, 2004, 16:42
Heh, great. Beats the "What is your most valued posession?" one.

How come you're familiar with Channel 4, Nick?

Nick
March 14th, 2004, 17:29
I'm familiar with a few UK news/related sites. I find a number of them have something that American news sites do not.

Absurd example, but like Channel 4's Blackometer (http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/B/blackometer/index.html)

I usually visit bbc.co.uk but a few others also, Channel 4 being one of them. I think...if ITN owns Channel 4, I may have watched something similar from them over satellite years ago, but I can't remember that too well.

I still watch BBC when it's on and listen to World Radio :)

Jet Set Willy
March 14th, 2004, 17:34
Have you seen Countdown then? :-)

Channel 4 is a great channel. There's a subscription channel called Film Four which shows the best films imaginable. Lots of indie films and stuff like Tarantino.

Apparently I'm 33% black.

Nick
March 14th, 2004, 18:48
Countdown? Unless you're speaking of the BBC News 24 countdowns, then no :-(

I'm 38%, so it tells me. There are a few channels like that that show indie films that are not widely known of, but really fine. A good amount of them are with subtitles, and that doesn't bother me. I've heard that people don't watch them because " I can't watch the screen and read at the same time. "

The first person I heard that comment from was one of my history teachers :rolleyes: .

Spekkio
March 14th, 2004, 20:20
I'm 50% black, pity me.

Loved the commercial by the way, did it actually get any air time?

Jet Set Willy
March 15th, 2004, 05:13
Nope, cunt isn't a word we're allowed to broadcast (though Johnny Rotten broke that rule recently on live television :-D). We have identical adverts where the same celebrities are asked questions in the same style.

Zach
March 20th, 2004, 13:54
We can now say fuck on TV over here, but oh my god, if we show titties we will burn in hell

You can't say cunt, but you could probably play hardcore porn at 3pm and no one would care

heh

Jet Set Willy
March 20th, 2004, 13:57
Could you recently not say "fuck", then? We've been able to do that since forever. And yeah, you lot do seem to get strangely obsessive over a bare monkey's tit.

Zach
March 20th, 2004, 21:52
I forget the exact rule, but it has to be in context a certain way and stuff.

El Fugitivo
March 28th, 2004, 01:56
Bono said something like "this is fucking great" at the Grammys or Emmys or some awards show late last year. After that, the FCC (which governs just about everything that is broadcast openly) said that it was okay because he used it as an exclamatory adjective, but you couldn't use it as a noun or literally (no "Holy fuck!" or "You fat fuck" or "we were fucking last night, when...").

The only reason they said that is because adults here think that Bono is one of the few good role models for kids today. The flaw in their reasoning is that hardly any kids listen to U2 anymore.

They recently -- within the last week, I believe -- overturned their decision and fined Bono, mostly so that Howard Stern, who they are trying to get kicked off the air for 'indecency' or 'obsenity' or some such nonsense, wouldn't be able to say that they were playing favorites

ScotchGuy
March 28th, 2004, 23:19
I'm 50% black. B)