Modern life – who knew this was a thing

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  • Modern life – who knew this was a thing
  • Boba Fatt
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    4 guys at work will watch TV shows together – nothing strange about that.

    They hook up via skype from their own homes, synchronise starting the show, then talk about it while watching it

    I’ve never felt so out of touch.

    everyone
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    Genuine youth (25) here.

    It’s weird.

    I know, I find often need the support of my peers when enjoying Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I get it but it feels odd.

    Bit like people chatting on a forum?

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    that is strange.

    do they not like beer?

    They’re winding you up mate.

    Surely?

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Go on then, what show?

    I have heard of this BTW, in a previous life as a writer for a yoof content provider.

    scud
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    We have guys at work, embarrassingly some of them are in their 40’s, who all go online on a friday night, despite living in same town, and play GTA, often just driving about apparently. They do this whilst getting drunk on cheap lager and then take the mick out of each other on a monday as to who passed out online first and started snoring!

    it’s like the pub had never been invented…

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Being social virtually rather than physically? Perfectly normal.

    Talking during TV and movie shows? First against the wall when I’m in charge.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    We have guys at work, embarrassingly some of them are in their 40’s, who all go online on a friday night, despite living in same town, and play GTA, often just driving about apparently. They do this whilst getting drunk on cheap lager and then take the mick out of each other on a monday as to who passed out online first and started snoring!

    One of those guys is you, isn’t it.

    Sounds like a good night to me.

    tjagain
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    I thought you were in charge cougar – don’t shoot me please

    trail_rat
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    We used to do that when i were a kid.

    Only we would get take out and go round to one of our houses…..

    Likewise with halo……You’d take yer telly and Xbox round to a mates and shoot shit out of each others on Lan.

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    Talking during TV and movie shows? First against the wall when I’m in charge.

    So much this.

    Sounds a bit mad unless they are watching some reality thing that requires zero concentration. If it’s something like The Wire then that’s just not right.

    everyone
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    We have guys at work, embarrassingly some of them are in their 40’s, who all go online on a friday night, despite living in same town, and play GTA, often just driving about apparently. They do this whilst getting drunk on cheap lager and then take the mick out of each other on a monday as to who passed out online first and started snoring!

    That sounds like a good laugh!

    Premier Icon rossburton
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    They hook up via skype from their own homes, synchronise starting the show, then talk about it while watching it

    Are they kicking themselves that if they realised they could just record it and put it on youtube they’d basically have invented gogglebox?

    thecaptain
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    Sounds like quite a good idea actually. Much less hassle than actually travelling around to meet up, you can have a drink without worrying about driving etc. I don’t do the chatting over tv thing personally but each to his own.

    Synchro-fapp

    Mastur-mate

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    4 guys at work will watch TV shows together – nothing strange about that.

    I think there is something strange about that.. Sport, fair enough but I would never get together with my mates to watch tele.

    g5604
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    so **** annoying when people talk when I watch tv.

    andyg1966
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    My 19 old son did this with YouTube, when I suggested they get together and plug the PC into the TV, his answer was “Nah, we can find more stuff when we’re all searching separately”

    Premier Icon pocpoc
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    Who talks over the TV? If you’re talking then you’re not watching.
    My wife tries to hold conversations with me when we’re watching something. Then I have to pause it because if I’m not concetrating then I’ll miss something and have no idea what’s going on.
    It can take us well over an hour to watch a 40 minute episode if she’s in a chatty mood!

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Could be a thing.

    Maybe we should create a STW Skype chat room where we can all log in, and see how long it takes to create a pointless insulting immoral argument interesting debate.

    Premier Icon binners
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    Ask them how many times a day, on average, they phone their mum?

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Sounds a bit mad unless they are watching some reality thing that requires zero concentration.

    I supposed it’d work for something like Top Gear. Or sports – I did the same thing with a mate watching the Superbowl last year.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Is it Gardners’ World? I’d do that to discuss Monty’s various magnificent sheds.

    He occasionally shows his dirt box in one of them.

    Ask them how many times a day, on average, they phone their mum?

    Why do they need to phone her? She’s upstairs in her bedroom.

    Oh my god, have you seen that thread over on STW about people chatting over Skype whilst watching TV on a Friday night in their own homes? What sort of a loser would converse online instead of meeting up?

    Edit: Wrong forum 😳

    We invited two (younger by over a decade) friends over last week for pizza and board game. They declined – preferring to stay at their respective homes and use (suspiciously slimmer, it has to be said) PS3 avatars to kick my arse all over a virtual Los Angeles while gloating live via a FaceTime video-conference 🙁

    I’ve now met the future and it clearly doesn’t like me.

    My kids do the synchro watching while skyping, didn’t know anyone over 20 would be doing it. Mostly old Dr Who and Sherlock and stuff they’ve all seen before. It’s odd.

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    A large proportion of my social life happens on Skype, because my girlfriend lives on the dark side of the moon. I’d not tolerate Skyping someone who lived within getting to them range though. 🙂

    footflaps
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    Why do they need to phone her? She’s upstairs in her bedroom.

    That’s what I was thinking…

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    Boba Fatt – Member
    4 guys at work will watch TV shows together – nothing strange about that.

    They hook up via skype from their own homes, synchronise starting the show, then talk about it while watching it..

    Sounds like a good way to socialise.

    When you pass out from too much beer, you’re home.

    You never have to drink a round you didn’t want, and best of all you don’t have to suffer in the miasma of your mate’s vile smelly farts.

    This new connected world has some pluses… 🙂

    P-Jay
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    midlifecrashes – Member

    My kids do the synchro watching while skyping, didn’t know anyone over 20 would be doing it. Mostly old Dr Who and Sherlock and stuff they’ve all seen before. It’s odd.

    So it is a thing!!

    Wow.

    I can perhaps see point, sort of – I used to pop over a friends house or they’d come to mine once a week, but with kids and stuff happening it just doesn’t happen now. Maybe some contact, however virtual is better than none?

    I do exchange the odd whatsapp with friends about TV shows, but the problem is given the way TV works these days we’re never all at the same point.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    A bunch of guys at our place go to the cinema together. What’s that all about, sitting in silence in a darkened room for two hours? What sad sacks they must be, they might as well be on their own.

    embarrassingly

    check.

    some of them are in their 40’s

    check

    who all go online on a friday Saturday night, despite living in same town

    check

    and play GTA

    check!

    often just driving about ‘MTBing’ together over Vinewood Hills apparently.

    checktastic!!!!!!

    To be fair, still not being physically capable of riding in real life it’s the best weekend blast I’ve had for 12 months. At least this way I get to steal a jet if I lose my bike in the river/sea/gigantic explosion. Then just fly home and get a replacement.

    Premier Icon Andy_B
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    You should hear what they say about Friday EDL.

    (sparkling water / the hum of the fridge / M&M’s)

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    I get it but it feels odd.

    Bit like people chatting on a forum

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