Who the heck is Joe Rogan?
Posted: 03 August 2013 08:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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I have not actually watched the Syfy channel in two or three years now.  But there was a Stargate marathon Thursday and a ST:TNG marathon Friday, so I was watching then.  I kept seeing ads for a new series called “Joe Rogan Questions Everything”!

Ha, ha!  The first thing I thought was, “Cool!  The first thing you can have him question is Ghost Hunters, Ghost Mine, Destination Truth, and pretty much everything else you guys air!  But unfortunately a quick trip to the Syfy.com website reveals that he’s basically just another conspiracy theory junkie.  <sigh!>  The really sad thing is that I truly can “Imagine Greater”!

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Posted: 03 August 2013 02:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Joe Rogan is a professional comedian, but i have never found him funny.

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Posted: 08 August 2013 03:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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advocatus - 03 August 2013 08:14 AM

Ha,ha! The first thing I thought was, “Cool!  The first thing you can have him question is Ghost Hunters, Ghost Mine, Destination Truth, and pretty much everything else you guys air!  But unfortunately a quick trip to the Syfy.com website reveals that he’s basically just another conspiracy theory junkie.  <sigh!>  The really sad thing is that I truly can “Imagine Greater”!

LOL Those shows are ridiculous, unless you just want to see some unintentional humor - then they’re great.

I looked up the show online just recently and saw that Rogan has an episode with Ray Kurzweil, I don’t know if Rogan is able to counter some of Kurzweil’s crackpot ideas, but it’s probably not likely. http://www.kurzweilai.net/syfy-ray-kurzweil-featured-on-joe-rogan-questions-everything-robosapiens

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Posted: 10 August 2013 11:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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DarronS - 03 August 2013 02:20 PM

Joe Rogan is a professional comedian, but i have never found him funny.

I thought the name sounded vaguely familiar. The script is as follows: Failed (fill in the blank) gets rich pushing pseudoscience.

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Posted: 29 August 2013 11:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I thought Joe Rogan was the guy who hosted, “Fear Factor”? In Canada here, I never saw any reference to this new program. The way the cable companies and channels operate now don’t allow us to see the same content because, here at least, the government’s cultural laws force us to have a much larger fixed quantity of “Canadian” content. So they air Canadian content even if it has no relation to the actual channel. Only the most prevalent and popular shows of any country’s original specialty channel gets aired here. So we get an unusual high repetition of things like “Canadian Pickers” episodes or some ice road driving program on things like the History Channel???

Although I didn’t see this particular program, these types are usually meant to entertain the mystery of ideas without themselves asserting accountability to their own beliefs by suggesting these as interactive methods of discovery for the viewer to “decide for yourself”! It’s fluff. But the sponsors of the commercials are the ones who dictate which types of programs get aired. What happened to the original cable exception to remove advertisements from those channels that people directly pay for? Now those channels get sponsored doubly. It is likely too that they offer incentive reduced packages for potential commercial sponsors that makes the customer liable for the corporation’s original duty for expense. So now, we are paying for these select companies to sell to us and yet they are also the ones with the power to determine what kind of programming gets aired.

That’s why we get more pseudo-science and junk programming.

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