#1
MTV blows. And rest assured, there is a considerable number of people who believe it's pure trash, but it's still popular enough to attract a fan base of millions of retarded teenagers and twenty-somethings. It's not even about music anymore, it's about a bunch of retarded shit that people do for laughs or shock value.

Take, par example, "Punk'd", AKA gayest show ever. If you want to see people play sophomoric tricks on other people, go outside. If you have friends, that's even better, you can take part in one yourself. I don't want to see people getting paid to do retarded shit to other people, even if they are celebrities. What a ****ing dumb idea.

Or "Jackass", another show which encourages stupid people to do dangerous and stupid stunts. Not only it's dangerous, it's mindless. I personally don't find starting fights, sliding down stairs, or smashing up cars to be stimulating in any way. Other, more stupid people do (ignoring all disclaimers and blatant warnings), and they mimic the "Jackass" cast by doing their own stunts, and endanger themselves in the process. Well, I guess imitation is the best form of flattery, I suppose. And I pity anyone who actually watched the Jackass movies, because you're actually PAYING to see the same exact crap you see on TV.

Then there's some stuff that highlights the rampant superficial materialism in our society. "Cribs", a show about rich and famous people's homes, blatantly tells us that we'd even be so stupid as to watch a program whose entire message is, "We're better than you, we're more beautiful than you, and we're richer than you will ever be. Now continue sucking our big fat penises as we profit from YOU worshipping US." What are we supposed to do? "Oh hey, your 'crib' (negro talk for house) is better than ours is, and we are inadequate compared to you. Sorry master, I stopped blowing for a minute there." There are people who recieve Ivy-League educations and Nobel Prizes, bettering humanity and all that great stuff, yet uneducated twats are picked up from the streets because they're picture-perfect mindless puppets make more than they do because they're more attractive, can sing (not neccessary, lip-syncing is also an option), and talk ebonics, in order to appease impressionable teenagers whose brains rot by the minute because they have nothing better to do than watch "Cribs". Go outside, fresh air is good for you, it'll kill that mold that's been growing in your cranial fissure.

Just like "Diary." I don't care about celebrities' lives. They're evidently more privileged than I am, even if I'm well off and doing well in school. It opens up with the phrase: "You think you know...but you have NO idea." They go on to describe them as "artists", even if they don't have a SINGLE IOTA of talent in their whole bodies. You may see them somewhere on a goodwill mission, like Angelina Jolie going out to Click-Click-Land to pick up some starving kid. Yeah, that helps a lot, what about the rest of the impovirshed Africans you're leaving behind when you're taking some kid who'll be alienated for the rest of his life from the culture he/she never knew? Great. Oh look, they live a life of goodwill and virtue, let's look up to them. Great. Suck harder, mindless twats.

Speaking of mindless bullshit clumsily disguised as charity and empathy. "Trippin" is a a prime example of this huge pile of steaming crap. What's it supposed to mean anyway? I presume it's supposed to sound "cool" and "ghetto", right? But I digress, it's saturated with more idiocy than I could write about. Back to Trippin', or whatever it's called, it's about celebs going off to Third-World shitholes and commenting on it. Here's an example of how it would go.

Airhead 1 (Cameron Diaz): Like, umm, so this is how people in Bangladesh live right now, cha... It's not cool, y'kno, to be starvin' like that...yeah.
Airhead 2 (Drew Barrymore) : I know, this is so totally not cool.
Douche (Justin Timberlake): So, like what are we gonna do?

You get the point. They even sound bored when they're talking down to you. Then like the hypocritical ingrates they are, they go on to tell you how that impoverished people living off the bare neccessities and that we're selfish and materialistic. They should be punched in the goddamn 'nads and raped for saying that in an outfit that probably costs more than the GNP of the countries they're visiting.

MTV embodies all the hedonistic and immoral views of our society- it frequently tells us to "have fun" and "fool around" by imitating the mindless shit celebrities do while feeling self-important. It reminds us that it's okay to jump off a bridge if everyone's doing it with "Jackass". And it also gives us that reminder that we must covet the rich, and at the same time it tells us we must feel sorry for underprivileged people, patronizing them in the process.

I don't watch MTV, festering pile of trash. I had to sit down and take in 4 or 5 hours of mind-numbing programming to see why people like it so much. Aside from the mindless music videos which border on idiotic, these shows come to mind as among the most ludicrous (screw you Ludacris, spell it right for once) and moronic displays of selfishness and materialism in the history of man.

Perhaps I'm just stating the obvious, but someone has to do so.
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#2
Yeah I dislike MTV as well... I cant' find anything they do good or atleast somewhat appealing.

Btw, small MTV rant?
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#3
I don't know why you wasted a few hours of your life writing the obvious to be heard for the 100000000th time on UG. Every Feb '07er knows MTV sucks

You know, I would love MTV if it played music.
#4
didnt read the article but ill just summarize on what i assume you said.

Mtv sucks
they dont play music
they've ruined good bands
they embody everything thats evil
OMGZ they play rap
they are coporate
all there stuff is sellout
OMGZ they play rap
#5
There's been a lot of articles like this popping up recently. I'm thankful I don't have MTV.
#6
just read your article

jackass/cribs are both kickass shows

i know its all opinion based but since my opinion is more important i win
#7
Great, another pseudo-intellectual critique of MTV. Just what we need.
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#8
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didnt read the article but ill just summarize on what i assume you said.

Mtv sucks
they dont play music
they've ruined good bands
they embody everything thats evil
OMGZ they play rap
they are coporate
all there stuff is sellout
OMGZ they play rap


I did read it and yep basically thats spot on. Of course MTV is hated on UG, its popular. Im surprised that UG hasnt turned on the Chilis or The Fray since theyre popular. I even venture to say that if Nirvana was up and coming right now, that UGers would hate them too because they would be popular.
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#9
They're a company geared towards making money (like every other company in the world) so they put on what makes them the most money. I'd love to see nothing but pantera, ozzy, ac/dc, guns n roses, etc on MTV but this channel is not for that. I'll tell you one thing though, it's better than BET.
#10
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I'll tell you one thing though, it's better than BET.


Thats for good god damn sure now theres a network that embodies all that is wrong with society.
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#11
Darn right, and when they've got rid of this M...T...V, they should stop those damn kids skateboarding on the sidewalks, so I can get to country kitchen buffet unhindered. Nah just kidding, I agree 100%. I found myself watching 'date my mom' the other day and it truly was the most dire, godawful, bland, blatently retarded shite I have ever had the misfortune to see aired on publicly accessible television. It's sad, really.
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#12
Most of MTV sucks. I do enjoy Jackass, Wildboyz, n Viva La Bam. The cast is hilllarious.
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#13
ummm...dont watch it?

i dont and im fine

its like this: you see something on tv you dont wwant to watch, do you sit down and rant about it on a forum, or do you just change the channel?

a mystery
#14
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Most of MTV sucks. I do enjoy Jackass, Wildboyz, n Viva La Bam. The cast is hilllarious.



Amen

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#15
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Most of MTV sucks. I do enjoy Jackass, Wildboyz, n Viva La Bam. The cast is hilllarious.


Same, except Viva La Bam sucks. Bam doesn't come off as funny as much as he just comes off as an asshole.
#16
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Same, except Viva La Bam sucks. Bam doesn't come off as funny as much as he just comes off as an asshole.


Viva La Bam is a pussy, not an asshole, it is hilarious watching him try to be unpussafied....but he just wont Bang and Run Now would he?
No rly?

Ya rly.
#18
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MTV blows. And rest assured, there is a considerable number of people who believe it's pure trash, but it's still popular enough to attract a fan base of millions of retarded teenagers and twenty-somethings. It's not even about music anymore, it's about a bunch of retarded shit that people do for laughs or shock value.
okay youre pretty much right in this paragraph. good job.

Take, par example, "Punk'd", AKA gayest show ever. If you want to see people play sophomoric tricks on other people, go outside. If you have friends, that's even better, you can take part in one yourself. I don't want to see people getting paid to do retarded shit to other people, even if they are celebrities. What a ****ing dumb idea.
while i do agree with you on Punk'd, i have to say nobody really cares what you or I think. sorry.

Or "Jackass", another show which encourages stupid people to do dangerous and stupid stunts. Not only it's dangerous, it's mindless. I personally don't find starting fights, sliding down stairs, or smashing up cars to be stimulating in any way. Other, more stupid people do (ignoring all disclaimers and blatant warnings), and they mimic the "Jackass" cast by doing their own stunts, and endanger themselves in the process. Well, I guess imitation is the best form of flattery, I suppose. And I pity anyone who actually watched the Jackass movies, because you're actually PAYING to see the same exact crap you see on TV.
Here's where you started to slip in your logic. for one, your also actually PAYING to watch tv. unless your using an illegal cable splitter and mooching off your neighbor, tv isnt free. i could flame you for grammar, but i havent got THAT kind of time.

Then there's some stuff that highlights the rampant superficial materialism in our society. "Cribs", a show about rich and famous people's homes, blatantly tells us that we'd even be so stupid as to watch a program whose entire message is, "We're better than you, we're more beautiful than you, and we're richer than you will ever be. Now continue sucking our big fat penises as we profit from YOU worshipping US." What are we supposed to do? "Oh hey, your 'crib' (negro talk for house) is better than ours is, and we are inadequate compared to you. Sorry master, I stopped blowing for a minute there." There are people who recieve Ivy-League educations and Nobel Prizes, bettering humanity and all that great stuff, yet uneducated twats are picked up from the streets because they're picture-perfect mindless puppets make more than they do because they're more attractive, can sing (not neccessary, lip-syncing is also an option), and talk ebonics, in order to appease impressionable teenagers whose brains rot by the minute because they have nothing better to do than watch "Cribs". Go outside, fresh air is good for you, it'll kill that mold that's been growing in your cranial fissure.
yes, there are people who do things to better society and deserve their own shows, perhaps even their own channel. thats why we have the biography channel. you can watch programs about who's done what for the betterment of society there.

Just like "Diary." I don't care about celebrities' lives. They're evidently more privileged than I am, even if I'm well off and doing well in school. It opens up with the phrase: "You think you know...but you have NO idea." They go on to describe them as "artists", even if they don't have a SINGLE IOTA of talent in their whole bodies. You may see them somewhere on a goodwill mission, like Angelina Jolie going out to Click-Click-Land to pick up some starving kid. Yeah, that helps a lot, what about the rest of the impovirshed Africans you're leaving behind when you're taking some kid who'll be alienated for the rest of his life from the culture he/she never knew? Great. Oh look, they live a life of goodwill and virtue, let's look up to them. Great. Suck harder, mindless twats.
i dont see you doing anything to help starving children.

Speaking of mindless bullshit clumsily disguised as charity and empathy. "Trippin" is a a prime example of this huge pile of steaming crap. What's it supposed to mean anyway? I presume it's supposed to sound "cool" and "ghetto", right? But I digress, it's saturated with more idiocy than I could write about. Back to Trippin', or whatever it's called, it's about celebs going off to Third-World shitholes and commenting on it. Here's an example of how it would go.

Airhead 1 (Cameron Diaz): Like, umm, so this is how people in Bangladesh live right now, cha... It's not cool, y'kno, to be starvin' like that...yeah.
Airhead 2 (Drew Barrymore) : I know, this is so totally not cool.
Douche (Justin Timberlake): So, like what are we gonna do?

You get the point. They even sound bored when they're talking down to you. Then like the hypocritical ingrates they are, they go on to tell you how that impoverished people living off the bare neccessities and that we're selfish and materialistic. They should be punched in the goddamn 'nads and raped for saying that in an outfit that probably costs more than the GNP of the countries they're visiting.

MTV embodies all the hedonistic and immoral views of our society- it frequently tells us to "have fun" and "fool around" by imitating the mindless shit celebrities do while feeling self-important. It reminds us that it's okay to jump off a bridge if everyone's doing it with "Jackass". And it also gives us that reminder that we must covet the rich, and at the same time it tells us we must feel sorry for underprivileged people, patronizing them in the process.

I don't watch MTV, festering pile of trash. I had to sit down and take in 4 or 5 hours of mind-numbing programming to see why people like it so much.Aside from the mindless music videos which border on idiotic, these shows come to mind as among the most ludicrous (screw you Ludacris, spell it right for once) and moronic displays of selfishness and materialism in the history of man.
A] nobody cares how Ludacris spells his name. B] stating your opinion of music videos in todays culture will NOT get you in well with the pit. C]you actually watched a channel you hate for 4 or 5 hours to write a rant on it? wow.

Perhaps I'm just stating the obvious, but someone has to do so.


to summarize, nobody is going to take your rant seriously. some people enjoy mtv, some dont. at the end of the day, most people have the common sense not to imitate things they see on mtv and the like. yes its trash and it probably will remain that way. your "little" rant about it wont change that.
#19
I dont like MTV but I have nothing against it, what I do hate though is Laguna Beach and The Hills CRAP
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#20
I'm gonna have to agree with this rant but this has all been said before and is more or less common knowledge.

EDIT: ^ I've only seen the commercials but can I assume they are pretty much the exact same thing as the OC?
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#22
............MTV has gone downhill as much as I hate to say it. The Hills, Laguna Beach, The Real World. I haven't seen anything related to music there in a long time.
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#23
i do say that it is time for MTV to change their name. maybe they change to RTV (reality television) and revive the old school MTV that people actually watched because it was about the music. they should have a regular network program that is reserved for only music, not like FUSE. some of us dont have cable
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Great, another pseudo-intellectual critique of MTV. Just what we need.


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#25
I don't like MTV because with all the reality shows it kind of implies it's the "real" deal when in fact they all have a story writer and a line producer.

Jackass rocks though, but that's just my opinion. I find a lot of stupid stuff funny.

Edit: BTW, nice points I agree with the rest. You pretty much explained what I think about MTV, along with mainstream music.
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#28
i just dont watch it. to be honest the only thing i watch on tv is rasslin'.
#29
I agree, MTV sucks. The majority of the shows on there are stupid as hell.

"My Super Sweet 16"...Oh em gee! My $500,000 party is ruined now that I can't have my Ferrari cake!

All they're doing is showing the world how spoiled they are, and unappreciative of what they have, and how they have it so much better than others. And they still find little things to bitch about because it isn't good enough.

Not to mention all the other stupid reality shows they have on there. I thought MTV stood for Music Television. They hardly even play music on there, they should change it to SAT. Shitty Ass TV.
#30
MTV is why kurt is dead, it used his music for profits to kids that were the ones picking on him in school so BAM and after that no more rock n roll.
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#31
I like cribs, when I'm watching someone meander through their fourteenth bathroom, which is the size of a house and only used every other saturday, it makes me feel like I'm more of a human being than the guy with the house. Who's name I forget
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#32
You're creative. I've never read anything like this before, especially not on this website.
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