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Mike & Molly season finale pulled

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by dpeters11, May 20, 2013.

  1. May 21, 2013 #41 of 108
    dpeters11

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    But are EF5's enough different (stronger) than an F5 that they can't be compared in damage/intensity?
     
  2. May 21, 2013 #42 of 108
    SayWhat?

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    No difference at all,.

    Every storm on that page is the same relative strength and intensity regardless of moniker.
     
  3. May 22, 2013 #43 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    There are multiple tornadoes every year in "Tornado Alley". The people that live there should expect them just like we expect Hurricanes down here and prepare for them.

    There may not be an EF 5 every year, but they do happen quite often. More often than a Cat 5 hurricane, that's for sure.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 #44 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    9? You might want to review the list again... I count 60 and that includes 7 on 4/3/74 alone!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_F5_and_EF5_tornadoes
     
  5. May 22, 2013 #45 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    Epic would be if a single tornado took out multiple towns like hurricanes do. Sandy, now that was epic.
     
  6. May 22, 2013 #46 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    Ok, so you want to single those out, fine... There are 9 in the past 6 years (since they added the E). That averages out to more than one a year, again hardly epic. 4 in one day, 6 in one year... Quite common I'd say.
     
  7. May 22, 2013 #47 of 108
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    I suppose it's only an "epic event" when it's your home that is completely destroyed.
    Get a little empathy.

    Geez!
     
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  9. May 22, 2013 #49 of 108
    RunnerFL

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    Is it epic to them? Absolutely... However in the grand scale of things this isn't an "epic storm" at all.
     
  10. May 22, 2013 #50 of 108
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    I suppose it's good that you have such a "grand scale" perspective. That way, calamities all around the world (Bangladesh, Japan, Thialand, Katrina, Syrian refugees, Mt. St. Helen, and on and on) won't rise to your attention or concern. What would it take for you, with your lofty "grand scale" view, to show a little human empathy?

    It's good that you can rise above it all. How convenient for you.
     
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  11. May 22, 2013 #51 of 108
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    So based on that definition, no tornado incident could be epic, since a super outbreak would be excluded, even though they are spawned by the same weather system and can include hundreds of tornados in one day.
     
  12. May 22, 2013 #52 of 108
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    This thread is epic ..
     
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  13. May 22, 2013 #53 of 108
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    I'm actually expecting it to be shut down, I should have stopped after the first post...
     
  14. May 22, 2013 #54 of 108
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    Like the 1925 Tri-State
     
  15. May 22, 2013 #55 of 108
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    As I've said before "I feel bad for them", clearly you missed that and only chose what you could use as ammunition to mount an attack.
     
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    You need some compassion! It's just TV!
     
  18. May 22, 2013 #58 of 108
    Tom Robertson

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    The goal of CBS is not to be PC, to be sensitive or insensitive, or anything else. It is to make money.

    So in a very short time, with incomplete information, CBS made a business decision; to not air a comedy about a tornado. They didn't think of in terms of PC. They thought in terms of money, weighing the costs of pulling episode (ad revenue and momentum) against bad press of not pulling the episode.

    If it had been a drama, they might have left the episode, perhaps. But a comedy? Yeah, I can see that.

    Sure, some people will miss their means of escaping from the daily world--yet wait... They will have a new episode to look forward to later. :)

    My prayers go out to the people who are recovering from the tornadoes, the families, not just in Moore.

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  19. May 22, 2013 #59 of 108
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    What I don't get is why CBS didn't just change guide data and air a news special about it as well...a national 30 min update would have been fine at that time....

    I think if you feel its that important to pull a show, you should back it up by giving it proper coverage.
     
  20. May 22, 2013 #60 of 108
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    I agree that a news update would have been a better choice.

    About "epic" in the context of tornadoes. The only definition offered by Dictionary.com for "epic" that doesn't involve poetry and literature is "of unusually great size or extent." The May 18–21, 2013 tornado outbreak qualifies as "epic" IMHO. It was a multiple day event affecting a large swath of the country. We don't measure each gust of wind in a hurricane to find the "epic" gust. And we don't measure each individual tornado touchdown in a tornado outbreak as the "epic" touchdown. We look at the whole.
     

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