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Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?

Yes, I thought it was bad.
No, I didn't dislike it, but I didn't like it either.
No. I liked it.

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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2006, 06:17:45 PM »

Very simple. How did you feel about the Interview FTL did with Dr. Gene Ray?
Loved it so much I had to relisten to it last night!  But he was kind of a boring jerkass
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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2006, 09:39:04 AM »

Ok, so you don't want to talk about the polls. Thank you for so quickly abandoning the concept of defending your initial argument and turning to ad hominems in a display that clearly illustrates your lack of any agenda other than attacking me.

Have fun with that conversation... I'm sure there is a nice solid wall somewhere over there that you can talk to.
Your response above was entertainment enough for my whole day  :lol:

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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2006, 01:33:54 PM »

Loved it so much I had to relisten to it last night!  But he was kind of a boring jerkass

Jerkass? Yeah. Boring? Nah.
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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2006, 01:36:07 AM »

Very simple. How did you feel about the Interview FTL did with Dr. Gene Ray?

Seriously that was some of the best audio entertainment I've ever heard.  I laughed 'til I hurt.  Although for me a big part of the humour was that it was totally unexpected as it was a complete change from what FTL normally does.  If Johnson is trying to argue that bringing in more light-hearted content will make FTL better I'm not sure it will because then it will lose the element of surprise. On the other hand the three hours devoted to trying to make Mark look silly over landmark could have been more entertaining if handled in a funny way like poor old Dr Gene Ray.

As for feeling guilty for laughing at someone with a mental illness (if that's what he has...who knows maybe time is cubed and we're the dumbarses)...the alternative at present is to lock 'em in rubber rooms, throw away the key & let the government take care of them...I bet I know which he'd rather...I bet if you asked Dr Gene Ray he'd say it was mighty fine to be interviewed on the radio about his important theories by some nice, polite boys from Florida.
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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2006, 01:49:38 AM »

Nope, my argument is that Ian as a host should consider the overall MOOD of the show for each and every segment. (or at least each and every hour)

I think when FTL gets dull and lower rated by listeners in quality... it is becuase the show has gotten too serious and doomy/gloomy.

It's also bad for selling Liberty because the average person does not respond to being told they live in tyranny in a doom and gloom fashion. (The average person is too stupid to even realize they live in tyranny) I believe that new listeners and old listeners alike respond to the show in a much better fashion when the show has a good balance of some lighthearted fun, with serious topics... interspersed back and forth either every other segment, or mixed within a segment.

I believe an entire show can be successful as a lighthearted endeavor... but too much of this, and we'd simply come off as clownish buffoons.

I think maybe there are a few exceptions to the above being a rule - such as interviews with fascinating guests...
or serious personal stories that have a lot of really interesting details...

However.. on the whole... I believe BALANCE is VERY important.
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Re: Did you DISlike the Gene Ray Show?
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2006, 02:04:10 AM »

Nope, my argument is that Ian as a host should consider the overall MOOD of the show for each and every segment. (or at least each and every hour)

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However.. on the whole... I believe BALANCE is VERY important.

Fair point.  I have occasionally skipped episodes on my playlist 'cos the sun is shining and/or I just don't feel like hearing more bad news.  Not often but I have done it.  I do generally associate FTL with "serious stuff" (said in deep echo-laden voice) and sometimes (just sometimes) I don't feel like being serious.

Of course that's why we have Mark isn't it?  :D
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