You May Be Killing The Traditional TV Industry With Streaming

You May Be Killing The Traditional TV Industry With Streaming

The modern battle between online streaming and cable television.
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Over the past few years, there has been a dramatic spike in the use of online television streaming services, compared to the steady decline in standard cable television. With the invention and progression of innovative modern technology in this new age, millennials have become hooked to the internet; billions of services and pieces of information are now at the fingertips of humans around the globe, with just one single swipe or click. As the classic television services of older generations struggle to stay above water, online streaming services continue to sweep the earth by storm, with a plateau unpredictable anytime soon. This is due to a compilation and variety of additional features and services included in online streaming websites.

One pro of utilizing online streaming services is the option of watching shows any time of the day, anywhere you go with a mobile device. My good friend, Fatima Medina, prefers using online streaming services, like Netflix and Amazon TV, to watch television shows on her own time: "With streaming, I don't have to get to the TV at a certain time to watch a show or sit through commercials. I can pause an episode and then watch the rest of it when I have time."

Many millennials these days feel entitled to the vast array of services and resources that can eliminate any inconvenience in their lives. My good friend, Adam Winton, believes cables services have personally cheated him in the past: "I don't think it's fair to the viewer that I should pay for a service and also have to sit through ten minutes of commercials." Although I am only poking fun humor at us millennials, it is true that online streaming services eliminate pesky advertisements from shows, and online streaming services do provide additional complimentary services within their websites, like rewind options and unlimited shows for fairly cheap prices.

It is predicted that traditional television subscriptions will decline by 1.5% per year over the next decade alone (Brad Tuttle, time.com/money). Cable television providers and stations have become increasingly aware and anxious about the future of cable television, or the inevitable death of cable television in the very near future. Millennials will create and lead the future of technological advancement, and millennials, almost entirely, will determine this potentially fatal outcome for cable television with each increasing subscription to online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Whichever online streaming service you may prefer, it is ultimately your decision to subscribe to these services that are unintentionally bringing cable services to the ground. Only time can tell if this will be for the better or worse of television.

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43 SpongeBob Quotes To Use In Everyday Conversation

No context needed. We all remember these SpongeBob quotes.
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SpongeBob quotes are so universal that they never get old. That's because "SpongeBob SquarePants" is the one TV show that we are all guilty of watching and have absolutely no regrets every time we turn it on.

Most of us are no longer children, which is why our parents sometimes get that confused look on their faces when they see us watching "SpongeBob SquarePants." But you know what? "SpongeBob" is by far one of the funniest shows of our generation and the characters are some of the greatest. The best part about "SpongeBob," without a doubt, is the iconic quotes that we all still use in our daily language. With too many to count, here are some favorite "SpongeBob" quotes, from ones that all fans should know, to ones we use every day.

1. “Firmly grasp it in your hand.”

2. “Ha ha ha ha, it’s a giraffe.”

3. “CHOCOLATE!!!!”


4. “Well, it’s no secret that the best thing about a secret is secretly telling someone your secret, thereby, secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secret, secretly.”

5. “Do you smell it? That smell, the kind of smelly smell. A smelly smell that smells... smelly.”

6. “Patrick, I don’t think Wumbo is a real word.”

"Come on. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo, he/she/me wumbo. Wombology, the study of wumbo! It’s first grade Spongebob!”

7. "I don't get it. I made my house a mess, which was making it clean, which made Squidward clean my yard, but that really means he's messing it up. But the opposite of clean is filth, which means filth is clean, that means Squidward is really making my yard a wreck, but I normally wreck my own yard which means, Squidward is being the opposite of Squidward which means he's Spongebob!"


8. “Is Mayonnaise an instrument?”

9. “F is for fire that burns down the whole town, U is for Uranium…bombs! N is for no survivors!”

10. “You don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.”

11. “The best time to wear a striped sweater…is all the time.”

12. “Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died… the end.”

13. “My leg!”

14. “It took three days to make that potato salad…three days!!!”


15. “Can I be excused for the rest of my life?”

16. "Can I get some extra salt?"

“We're all out.”

Could you check?”

“…No.”

17. "Patrick, you're a genius!"

"Yeah, I get called that a lot."

"What? A genius?"

"No, Patrick."

18. "Oh, these aren't homemade. They were made in a factory... a bomb factory. They're bombs."


19. “You just CAN'T WAIT for me to die, can you?”

20. “Do instruments of torture count?”

21. “Hello, we’re with the pet hospital down the street, and I understand you have a dying animal on the premises."

22. “Hey Patrick, I thought of something funnier than 24… 25!”

23. “We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!”

24. "Is this the Krusty Krab?"

"No! This is Patrick!"

25. “The Krusty Krab pizza is the pizza for you and me.”

26. “This is a load of barnacles…”


27. “Now he’s gonna kick my butt!”

28. "This is not your average, everyday darkness. This is... ADVANCED darkness."

29. “Too bad Spongebob isn't here to enjoy Spongebob not being here.”

30. “Remember, licking doorknobs is illegal on other planets."

31. “I’m not just ready, I’m ready Freddy!”

“It’s Larry…”


32. “I’ll have you know that I stubbed by toe last week and only cried for 20 minutes.”

33. “Hey Patrick what am I now?”

"Uh...stupid?"

“No! I’m Texas!"

"What's the difference?"

34. "Patrick, don’t you have to be stupid somewhere else?"

“Not until 4.”

35. “Are you Squidward now? ... That’s okay take your time.”


36. “Who are you people?!”

37. “Squidward that’s not the peace treaty, that’s a copy of the peace treaty.”

38. "What's your name son?"

"Name? Uhh, beef wellington."

"No your name."

"Uhh, fork on the left?"

39. "Ravioli Ravioli, give me the formuoli."

40. “Are you open?"

"Read the sign..."

“...l’ll have a Krabby Patty Deluxe and some double chili kelp fries.”

41. “HAHAHAHA THAT GUY GOT HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A COCONUT HAHAHA.”

42. “My sandwich tastes like a fried boot."

“My sandwich is a fried boot!”

43. “Too bad that didn’t kill me.”








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All Five Endings To "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch"

A description of every ending to the newest interactive film (warning: spoiler alert).

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The new film "Bandersnatch" from the creators of "Black Mirror" is a revolution in at home entertainment due to its ability to bridge the gap between movies and games. As an interactive film, "Bandersnatch" allows the viewer to make decisions on behalf of the main character as the movie progresses. These decisions begin with simply choosing a breakfast cereal, but the quickly escalate and become much, much darker. Once you start "playing the movie," it is insanely difficult to stop without finishing it. There are over a trillion permutations of the decisions made by the main character in the film, but ultimately the viewer will find themselves at one of five endings.

Warning: There are some serious spoilers in this article. If you haven't seen "Bandersnatch," it's an amazing movie and I highly recommend watching it before reading this.

1. Stefan, his father, and Dr. Haynes get into an epic fight

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In this ending, based on the decisions that the viewer made Stefan has become aware that he is being controlled by a 21st century Netflix user. Dr. Haynes points out that nearly all movies are more dramatic that Stefan's life, and when Stefan chooses to fight Dr. Haynes in response to this, and epic MMA fight breaks out between the two of them, and it is quickly interrupted by Stefan's father who joins the frenzy.

2. Dr. Haynes' office is revealed as the set of a movie

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/01/black-mirror-bandersnatch-netflix-grief-essay.html

Following nearly the same path as the last ending, if you tell Stefan to climb out the window instead of fight Dr. Haynes, the camera pans out to reveal that Dr. Haynes office is actually the set of a movie and every actor in the film is actually playing the role of an actor playing their character. This ending is pretty trippy.

3. Stefan ends up in prison

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Whether the user decides to kill Colin or Stefan's father, the following decisions will most likely end with Stefan being caught and arrested before "Bandersnatch" is ever released to the public. Tuckersoft ends up going bankrupt, and the movie ends with Stefan scratching the white bear symbol onto the wall of his prison cell.

4. Stefan dies on the train with his mother

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If Stefan enters the code "TOY" when he finds his father's safe, the rabbit from his childhood can be found inside. The movie then cuts to Stefan's childhood, only this time he finds his rabbit and agrees to leave with his mother before she heads out for her train ride. Both of them die in the train crash.

5. The legacy of Pearl Ritman

http://whatculture.com/film/black-mirror-bandersnatch-every-ending-explained-ranked?page=8

This is by far my favorite ending and what I believe should be the "true" ending to "Bandersnatch." Following Stefan's decision to chop up his father's body, he is able to focus on finishing the code for his game (which ultimately earns a perfect rating from the game critic). The movie fasts forwards to present day in which a game designer by the name of Pearl Ritman has recreated the game "Bandersnatch." As Pearl is working at her desk, she begins to notice a daunting overlap between the game she is writing and the life of Stefan. After the white bear symbol appears on her screen, a decision is given to either destroy her computer or spill tea on it, both of which end the movie.

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