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#1 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:54 AM

From 5/21/12

Howard Stern Makes 7-Year-Old Cry!

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#2 OFFLINE   oldschoolecw

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

Why is the embedding not working?

Figured it out

Edited by oldschoolecw, 22 May 2012 - 10:09 AM.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

Those two acts made the night for sure.

But the overall show went to the dogs (amazing):

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:09 AM

Those two acts made the night for sure.

But the overall show went to the dogs (amazing):

http://www.nbc.com/a...vDpw3aPHk.email


For a trials episode it was my favorite one over the past 7 seasons, lots of great stuff last night:)

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:12 AM

I feel that children should not be allowed on these type of shows and last night proved that. They are not emotionally equipped for rejection and thus it is cruel to have them subjected to rejection in front of so many people. The parents should be ashamed.

As far as the dog act, I thought it was a legitimate talent and very well done. This is indeed a talent and worthy of the show unlike the many self-mutilation acts (I am looking at you Mr. Needle through the chin and you Mr. Kick in the Package) that they have.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:20 AM

I feel that children should not be allowed on these type of shows and last night proved that. They are not emotionally equipped for rejection and thus it is cruel to have them subjected to rejection in front of so many people. The parents should be ashamed.

As far as the dog act, I thought it was a legitimate talent and very well done. This is indeed a talent and worthy of the show unlike the many self-mutilation acts (I am looking at you Mr. Needle through the chin and you Mr. Kick in the Package) that they have.

Age limit, minimum 16 years of age

Yeah, I hate those self-mutilation acts, they are grouse and stupid

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

This is indeed a talent and worthy of the show unlike the many self-mutilation acts (I am looking at you Mr. Needle through the chin and you Mr. Kick in the Package) that they have.


Agreed. The worst part about these types of acts is that this is one of the few prime time shows I can watch with my kids - and they love it. But I have to fastforward through these types of acts and sometimes I don't know when they're coming. Last night had the guy getting hit in the nuts over and over. I don't really want my 6 year old watching that, but by the time I realized what was happening it was too late.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

...by the time I realized what was happening it was too late.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

I wasn't sure about Howard, never listened to his radio show really, but didn't seem like my kind of thing. But he's fantastic on AGT. It is nice to have an American born judge again, though nothing against Brits or Canucks.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:34 AM

I wasn't sure about Howard, never listened to his radio show really, but didn't seem like my kind of thing. But he's fantastic on AGT. It is nice to have an American born judge again, though nothing against Brits or Canucks.


And this is my Stage was one very funny comment :lol: And I think it took Howie and Sharon by surprise :lol:

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

I feel that children should not be allowed on these type of shows and last night proved that. They are not emotionally equipped for rejection and thus it is cruel to have them subjected to rejection in front of so many people. The parents should be ashamed.


Since the premise of the show is to find a new headliner for a Vegas act, how can children be in there to win? If they won the show, I don't think they can do a headliner show because of their age and headliner shows are all night shows.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

Since the premise of the show is to find a new headliner for a Vegas act, how can children be in there to win? If they won the show, I don't think they can do a headliner show because of their age and headliner shows are all night shows.

That may be the premise, but the purpose of the show is to make money. Few, if any kids' acts will be signed in Vegas. But kids' acts attract tv viewers, and the more tv viewers the show has, the more money it rakes in.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:40 AM

That may be the premise, but the purpose of the show is to make money. Few, if any kids' acts will be signed in Vegas. But kids' acts attract tv viewers, and the more tv viewers the show has, the more money it rakes in.


Which tells you a lot about the Nielson rating viewers. These viewers are 18-49 year olds who cannot afford a DVR, who watch all commercials, who only go out on Fridays (day where the networks put shows to die), who watch shows according to what day they fall on, who will watch a bad show because they are too lazy to press the remote to turn the channel after a good show ends, and who enjoy watching young children be emotionally exploited infront of millions of people.

I consider myself a TV viewer between the ages of 18-49 who has two DVRs, never watches commercials, never watches a show the time it broadcasts, is not constrained on when I do my activities, tape shows on the basis if they are worth watching not because of what day or what show they follow, and hate to see small children exploited emotionally on tv for a goal they can never achieve. I.E., I could never be a Nielsen ratings viewer. :D

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

On a plus side, if a kid won, they would have a chance to live to see that last annuity payment without having to put it through their estate or take the lump sum. Forty years just seems like a long time.

Of course if someone gets a gig like Terry Fator, they really don't need that million bucks.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

If a kid was going to win, it would have been Jackie Evancho and she should have won IMO:)

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

If a kid was going to win, it would have been Jackie Evancho and she should have won IMO:)

I don't watch the show, so thanks for the heads-up.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

I don't watch the show, so thanks for the heads-up.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:54 PM

If a kid was going to win, it would have been Jackie Evancho and she should have won IMO:)


I'm not sure it really mattered. She was still number one on the Billboard classical artists charts for 2011.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Too bad she didn't know that you don't roll the "r" in Maria.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 04:19 AM

Really she's too good.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:22 AM

Speaking as a pro, she's OK. She sounds like a frog and needs a lot of work.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

Speaking as a pro, she's OK. She sounds like a frog and needs a lot of work.


LOL and +1.

She'll come around. Her handlers need some work, though.

I like AGT. It's a hodgepodge of different meanings for the word "entertainment". Sometimes goofy, sometime irreverant and corny, sometimes just plain good ... and bad, but always entertaining. Gotta luv it!

Howard (I've never been a fan) brings a new and funny presence to the show. If he made a youngster cry, I don't blame him ... that goes to the stage mom or dad that put that child on public display in the first place.

I love it when they (the judges) spite each other an allow a bad act to go to Vegas, knowing full well that the act will not survive it.

Too bad they can't do auditions forever.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

And another one bites the dust:

He’s got talent — and a lot of explaining to do.

Sgt. Timothy Michael Poe, a country-Western-singing National Guard veteran who knocked the socks off judges on “America’s Got Talent” Monday night, is a stutterer who claims to have suffered a brain injury during a 2009 tour of duty in Afghanistan — but military officials said yesterday he had never been wounded.

Poe, whose silky smooth rendition of Garth Brooks’ “If Tomorrow Never Comes” left dozens in the studio audience crying, said he began to stutter three years ago when he was hurt attempting to shield his men from a rocket-propelled-grenade blast and now can speak clearly only when he sings.

But the Minnesota National Guard said yesterday that Poe was never injured in the line of duty, nor did he serve in the military for 14 years as he claimed on national TV.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:09 AM

It seems somewhat of an interesting coincidence that in the same year they add Howard Stern...the whacko acts seem to be coming out of the woodwork. :D
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:03 AM

And another one bites the dust:

http://www.nypost.co...8MkLd30jbOGfx8I


I don't imagine he'll even get to Vegas on AGT's dime. :)
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