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Mike Rowe on Discovery, Realization and Lamb Castration

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Terry Pullen Avatar
Terry Pullen
Posted: 11.25.10, 11:54 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by shawn775 I despised his conservative view of work. Which is to say that profit should come above saftey- "safety third" I think he so brilliantly said. Comrade Shawn, thank you so much for reminding us that conservatives are evil. Those of us who work at dangerous jobs understand that to work in an unsafe manner is risky and we do our best to avoid it. What's the use of making money if your dead? On the other hand to work without profit is certain doom. Without profit there is no jobs... safe or otherwise. Quote: Originally Posted by shawn775 He tried to make us think that the profit went to the workers by using his fishing boat metaphor ("my job is to get you home rich"), but we know that those fishermen are not getting rich. None of them I bet lives in a mansion. Taking your points in order; No he didn't. No you don't. So what. The "workers" don't get profits. Profit is what the owner/company keeps after all expenses are paid including of course the "wages" that are paid to the workers. So, what you were "thinking" was not what he said or meant to say, rather it was a figment of your imagination and an indicator of your bias. Quote: Originally Posted by shawn775 If we follow this foolishness we would have to accept that all of the labor advances of the past 100+ years have been wrong headed. If that is so, when do the children report for work at the factories- I bet their little hands can still reach into places that adult hands cannot. Incomprehensible scare rhetoric based on invalid assumptions. This is just gibberish, do better. Comrade, you are repeating crap you heard from others just stop it, clear your head and do some original thinking.
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theknopfknows
Posted: 11.25.10, 03:37 PM
"I could be wrong", Tim Wilson You-Tube. Thanks Fora Tv, for reminding me
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theknopfknows
Posted: 11.25.10, 03:35 PM
Thats why I´m a vegetarian, too close to my own DNA. Thanks for reminding me that meat eaters smell bad, look bad and have poor thoughts poor impulse control, comes from killing or torturing animals. Jack was 93 interviewed asked you dropped the bomb on Hiroshima killed thousands, Jack said "I never lost a night of sleep", so just like Bush said, Yes I tortured and would do it again. Humanity at its worst. Animal eaters kill for fun.
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Andre' LeBlanc
Posted: 08.20.10, 03:25 AM
Don't Overthink His Speech
I think Mike did a great job speaking, especially when trying to evoke something academic from a show that features every job the opposite. To those who say he sounds like he's trying to overtly credit his intelligence, well that would directly be in juxtaposition to the entire premise of the show, which he came up with and pitched to networks and that would hinder his point. When you think about it the first reason that comes mind of why he would speak with such a vernacular is because he's educated, he's a well-trained opera singer, and knowing what it is to sing opera, you spend your years in enunciation classes and either learn or gauge an ear for various languages, he's studied and performed the classics in college and through his opera career, lastly, he's hosted various shows (he plays it down immensely in the show) which all would produce someone with a learned tongue and quick wit. Also, I think everyone is way over thinking his speech. He tried to put together a meaningful speech that could lend itself to an academic audience when his show, like Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods is constantly at risk for being taken as a gratuitous show . Both shows while given something gross to do or eat, both bring a cultural aspect to it and all the more power to Mike Rowe for finding it. By the way, several factory jobs have been featured, several. The whole "profit" over "safety" was supposed to be funny not a serious mantra. He was also trying to say that people aren't always successful by being safe, sometimes you aren't and succeed upon a great opportunity where if you were overly safe wouldn't have produce such rich results. Anyway, this show is about jobs and people are trying to make money. My gosh our society is becoming too weak, and we're so removed from hard labor. Good job Mike!
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shawn775
Posted: 07.27.10, 06:46 AM
I despised his conservative view of work. Which is to say that profit should come above saftey- "safety third" I think he so brilliantly said. He tried to make us think that the profit went to the workers by using his fishing boat metaphor ("my job is to get you home rich"), but we know that those fishermen are not getting rich. None of them I bet lives in a mansion. If we follow this foolishness we would have to accept that all of the labor advances of the past 100+ years have been wrong headed. If that is so, when do the children report for work at the factories- I bet their little hands can still reach into places that adult hands cannot.
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theDrunkPianist
Posted: 03.01.10, 09:46 PM
I can understand why you're suspicious over his character. Looking closely, it is slightly noticeable how he condescendingly speaks over his mentors. In this video though, it seems like he confesses that he did underestimate the workers.
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roarpig-lucretius
Posted: 02.24.10, 08:27 PM
My only issue with his classic references is that they seem completely lifted from wikipedia. Even his movie references depicting anagnorisis and perpeteia. I've noticed in DJ shows that Mike, while intelligent, seems to be overtly portraying his intelligence. It often has the effect of a joke; as if he is knowingly talking over his job mentors to those of us watching, something like an inside joke. I love the show, my daughters have learned a lot from it. But something seems fishy to me here.
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TheDude
Posted: 09.21.09, 05:02 AM
Well said Mike!! As a well educated man, who grew up in the Rockies, I say bravo to your thesis, "War on Work!" Likewise on how well your show "discovers" how sheltered our society has become from what has to happen to support the "more civilized." I'm sure you and your crew have become more grounded, the mind a bit quieter and your nasal passages less offended (couldn't resist). Every generation there is a greater void of people with real work skills. I hope, and I mean really hope you do do this campaign to encourage our youth to get out in the real world. I know that I wish your show was around when I was in my teens. I graduated high school (1988) only knowing one thing about my future career potential, "I don't want to be a high school teacher." I only ask three things of you. One be conscious of why the great generation read Dr. Spock's Book and sent there kids off to college -- to have a better life. I'm sure you know the term "back breaking work." So maybe safety 2nd!!! I know this all too personally. Two, please don't loose the higher education speak in your show. Your speech was a great example how how much I have to learn from you and I miss it in your more recent shows. Add that Ivory tower quip once in awhile, please And lastly, please stay the course. There is no doubt in my mind you have found your audience and having said that never, and I mean never ever get a job at QVC again Yours in mud, Rob
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slinkyvomo
Posted: 08.28.09, 04:13 AM
Wow, Mike Rowe is pretty cool isnt he?? ERT www.online-privacy.es.tc
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Rdallas1
Posted: 07.15.09, 10:43 AM
I loved this! I gained a lot more respect for him from his lecture, great speaker. I especially liked what he said about jobs on television, "we either turn them into heros or turn them into punchlines". As for the lamb thing, I'm just glad I missed that episode..
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