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25 Years of MTV

Posted in Miscellaneous by sosipater on August 4, 2006

25 Years of Pushing the Envelope : MTV is our leading purveyor of crudeness.

How many remember when MTV first aired?  I never saw the first few years of MTV, but I was conscious of it and watched vidoes as much as I could on network TV (remember Friday Night Videos on NBC anyone?).  Make that probably the first decade of MTV.  That was due to living on a dirt road in a rural neighborhood that didn’t have cable.  That was probably a good thing.  Why do I say that?  Well if you don’t know, then read the article.  Although I watched my fair share in college and after.

Anyway, I don’t have cable again.  This time it is by choice.  Well, sort of by choice.  Either cable goes or eating every day goes.  My wife and I chose cable to go.  And you know what?  I know it is a good thing.  Now if I could just do something about those last 10 or so channels I still have.


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  1. daxw said,

    I remember coming home from school,plopping on the couch and watching MTV until my mom or stepdad came home from work. You become desensitized to the debauchery poured out on the channel day in and day out. I don’t have cable either, and I haven’t watched MTV in probably at least eight years. When I visit my mom and I’m scrolling through the channels and I cross MTV I can’t believe what is on. Of course my 18 year old brother doesn’t see what the big deal is(desensitized). What used to be cutting edge or pushing the envelope videos pale in comparison to the content of the reality shows and videos of today. I’m sure in the not so distant future MTV will be airing hardcore pornography on their station with the ACLU defending their “1st Amendment” right to free speech in court. I make the choice to not have it available to watch in my house. I hope other Christian parents have the same conviction.

  2. peculiarbaptist said,

    Well Russ I can understand your decision to eat or to watch TV. However, I fine my cable internet access to be what I need for my programming so I’ll keep it. But I blocked MTV on our cable (had them install a filter outside not just block it using our remote) years ago. I may add more to the list.

    OBTW I added you to the list of blogs I read.

  3. sosipater said,


    I remember one Saturday about 10 years ago or so I watched (wasted) almost a complete Saturday watching “The Real World – San Francisco” marathon. Wow. I still am reaping the consequences of habits such as these.

  4. sosipater said,


    Cable internet access sounds great. Kudos on the filter!


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