Amusing News Stories #3

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Postby Animalmother » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:06 pm

Obligatory..

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Postby Achtung Englander » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:58 am

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/03/men-wh ... -partners/

Gamer girls make for awful partners because they are too busy playing games !
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Postby Achtung Englander » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:18 pm

A really good Star Wars trailer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSfactF_SDo&t=5s
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Edwin » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:00 pm

Contestants in reality show Eden finally leave wilderness seven months after the last episode was shown on TV
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/eden ... s-10082554
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Postby Jez » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:07 pm

Did they just forget about them or something?

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Postby Edwin » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:21 pm

They are going to show highlights later in the year once everyone has forgotten how shitty Eden was.
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Postby Dr@gon-UK » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:39 pm

Jez wrote:Did they just forget about them or something?


If only the rest of us could.
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:30 pm

Why do I have literally no memories of this show ever having existed?
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Jez » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:42 pm

Think it's not aired yet. Or something.

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Postby Dr@gon-UK » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:03 pm

Jez wrote:Think it's not aired yet. Or something.


Only four episodes ever aired.
After a year cut off from modern life in the Scottish Highlands, imagine re-emerging to find a world where Donald Trump is US president, Britain has left the EU and Leicester won the Premier League.

For the contestants of the Channel 4 programme Eden, coming back from isolation means not just coming to terms with 2017 but also the news that their year of toil in the wilderness barely made it on to television.

The programme, which first aired in July last year, was billed as a social experiment where 23 strangers were brought to the remote west Highlands of Scotland to build a self-sufficient community away from technology and modern tools. The year-long saga would be recorded by four crew members and personal cameras.

However, only four episodes of the show – covering March, April and May – were screened, as viewing figures dropped from 1.7m to 800,000. Sexual jealousy, infighting and hunger also meant that over the year, a reported 13 of the 23 contestants left the show, though Channel 4 would not confirm the dropouts.

Despite the show being taken off air, those still toiling for survival in the wilds of the 600-acre estate on the Ardnamurchan peninsula were not informed that their ordeal had not been broadcast since August.

In a statement, Channel 4 said the show would return to screens later this year: “The appeal of Eden is that it was a real experiment and when filming began we had no idea what the results would be and how those taking part would react to being isolated for months in a remote part of the British Isles. That’s why we did it and the story of their time, including the highs and the lows, will be shown later this year.”

The show became something of a laughing stock among local residents who said it had been “a joke”, with some contestants smuggling in junk food and alcohol.

Speaking to the local newspaper, the Press and Journal, Maria Macpherson said: “The last 10 have left. Some of the participants were even seen in the dentist at Fort William needing treatment after eating chicken feed grit.

“It has not done this area any favours – it has just not lived up to expectations.”

The show also drew criticism from contestants who chose to leave. The first contestant to leave, Tara Zieleman, walked out claiming she had been bullied by other contestants.

In August, the participant Tom Wah tweeted that he “left because it wasn’t what I was told it was going to be. What you see on TV is all bullshit. You’re not seeing the whole picture. The programme is extremely misleading.”


https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/mar/23/eden-reality-show-contestants-year-wilderness-no-one-watching
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Raid » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:17 pm

By the sound of it, the "live" nature of the programme didn't work, and edited highlights were going to be more engaging, hence why they're planning on broadcasting more of it later in the year.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:21 am

My face is tired.

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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Animalmother » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:50 pm

Sly Boots wrote:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/mar/30/cristiano-ronaldo-bust-social-media-madeira-statue-reaction

I'm dying...


Spoiler: show
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:53 pm

:lol:
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Re: Amusing News Stories #3

Postby Sly Boots » Mon May 15, 2017 10:13 pm

Breitbart guy has "Ed Balls" moment, accidentally. tweets 'Pictures of dogs having sex' when he obviously intended to search for it.

Hilarity ensues:

https://twitter.com/JamesDelingpole/sta ... 5634488324
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