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    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008 edited
    I like television a great deal. I bit torrent most things, but I watch Spongebob and Daily Show live while I'm working and mute the commercials. I think Tim & Eric ASGJ is the only thing I make an effort to try to watch when it airs, because it always feels like an event.

    If a Whitechapel internet station gets started at something like Mogulus or another streaming broadcast site, I'd like to contribute this.

    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
    Others have made the point that reality involving death can be good. Imagine Big Brother if the vacuous inmates had to perform tasks to make them proficient in skinning and cooking animals, and each week the nation votes to decide which one is eaten over the weekend. The Final Three get to machete-fight for first place.

    Actual Battle Royale would also be most welcome.

    I second the Sumo proposals. That could only be a good thing.
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    Hold on...
    Look at Channel Four's 4OD service. And look at bittorrent.
    And imagine a Google ads frame around the outside that is not relevant to text, but to video. (I think transmet did this.) Imagine someone walks on wearing a make of t-shirt or trainers, that link is timed to appear right there.

    Come on, how many people say "I wonder where they bought that?"

    Then have indie film/documentary/animation makers submit stuff, then have the clicks split.

    Then all you need is an editorial team. Bandwidth is kept down via bittorent (especially if you can't watch something until you've uploaded at least half of it...)

    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
    As much as I hate television, I still sometimes watch Jeopardy! and The Daily Show. There's a lot of great TV actually... ie: Simpsons, Seinfeld, South Park, Deadwood, Arrested Development... but TV is designed to stagnate.
    Why not write all these shows in the form of theater and travel the world with a troupe promoting positive ideas as an alternative to shitting on shitty ideas?

    That said, there are a lot of people on the "news" channels I'd pay to watch the life strangled out of. That is after all the final frontier of "reality TV". Or at least that's what Paddy Chayefsky said 32 years ago.

    "Conservatives Killing Each Other"? I'd love to watch Mitt Romney fight Islamic Fundamentalists to the death. And then there could be a tiger round for anyone who survived. With snipers. Chris Matthews vs. Ayatollah Khomeini would be brilliant. "HA!"

    "The loving compassion Channel" Where stupid people make asses of themselves and our host finds a way to truly love them as they are for the betterment of all parties involved. Rumor has it that "what the world needs now is love... sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of."
  2.  (965.65)
    If we were to have a show that was actually like whitechapel, we could have myself, offtandiscord,ares,screamingmeat, nil and a few others in a room (with a bunch of vodka, lemonade and various other spirits and ahem, herbal remedies) where we start off politely discussing new records of the week and upcoming shows, then as we get more and more liquored up, we take to the streets to "interview" people. and by interview i mean pelt them with garbage and force them into death matches with other strangers in a basement while we dj in the background screaming questions at them that they cant possibly answer (WHAT IS THE SQUARE ROOT OF GETTING STABBED IN THE EYE?!?!?). it will be called "HOLY SHIT, THEY LET THEM DO THIS?
    • CommentAuthorradian
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2008
    The theme tune to joe.distort's show should be performed live by the whitechapel orchestra of course.

    We'd all be put in separate soundproof rooms, with a choice of instruments and booze. At the start of the credits rolling we start our metronome and see what happens...
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    another idea i didnt have the time to articulate earlier (well, actually i did, but i lost signal while posting....whatever. shut up) is my new reality show that would fit nicely on here. ive been talking it up for a few weeks now to my pals-its called "DONT GET ROBBED!!!!". its a half hour of me stalking someone and attempting to rob them. the "winner" has something on their person that is interesting enough to make me spare them, ie: a pound of cocaine, a human foot, future robotics, etc, etc. in the end, we stab them anyway and take their shit. but they get shanked with a winning smile on their face.

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