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Old 05-31-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Perhaps I should have been more precise: I really couldn't care less about the 'drop' per se. It's using footage of something that happened 3 hours earlier somewhere else, to celebrate something happening in real time HERE. It could be ANY event, actually.

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It bothers you that New York celebrates New Year's Eve at midnight local time? Really?
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:13 PM
 
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Perhaps I should have been more precise: I really couldn't care less about the 'drop' per se. It's using footage of something that happened 3 hours earlier somewhere else, to celebrate something happening in real time HERE. It could be ANY event, actually.
I guess I wouldn't rely on television programming in order to 'celebrate' something.

The reality is that the Eastern Time Zone is by far the most populous in the United States. Our capitol is in the Eastern Time Zone, as is our largest city (New York).

Change the channel and watch something local. Or turn off the television. That almost always improves ones life.
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I would rather go to a cool club and celebrate new years than to watch it on TV. LOL
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Wow, how condescending (among other things). I thought it was fairly obvious that I was not someone who delighted in watching NYE on delay.

Must be because I reside in a sub-standard time zone. Or is it my weak population base? Enlighten me. I'll turn my TV off and everything.


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I guess I wouldn't rely on television programming in order to 'celebrate' something.

The reality is that the Eastern Time Zone is by far the most populous in the United States. Our capitol is in the Eastern Time Zone, as is our largest city (New York).

Change the channel and watch something local. Or turn off the television. That almost always improves ones life.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The truth of the matter is that time zones are man made. The entire nation of China has one time zone. If you are visiting from the United States you would have a tendency to think that they have multiple time zones, as how can it be the same time on the East part of the nation as the west part of the nation. They do it to keep everyone on the same time within their borders.

If you were sitting on the equator noon would be when the sun is above your head. 6 AM is when the sun comes up and 6PM is when the sun goes down. Anyone situated between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn can probably figure on a 12 hour day and a 12 hour night 365 days a year.

The only problem is that not all people will have the sun above their head at the same time. So we have awards shows that start early so that people in New York can see them late. One thing about living on the west coast is that games are played when they are supposed to be played. The Laker game will be on here at the right time while those in Boston are watching it late at night.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:27 AM
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This has bugged me for sometime, especially the Times Square 'ball drop.' People deride Angelenos lack of NYE interest.


Why? Gee, could it have something to do with the fact that the drop happened three hours ago and we are supposed to pretend that it is happening in real time? Who wouldn't get excited about something like that?!?

So people in New York should just pretend it isn't 12:00 am and wait a few hours for people in Los Angeles to catch up before they start their NYE celebrations?


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Even the Laker games are always advertised as starting on EST (even when the games originate HERE at Staples Center). It's bad enough we can't even listen to our Laker announcers on TV, having to instead suffer through an obvious East Coast bias (Jackson, Van Gundy, et al).
1. New York City is by far the most dominant/important city in the United States with the largest media market, so it only makes sense.
2. The East Coast time zone is the most populous.
3. The world revolves around NYC

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Old 06-03-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Mt Washington: NELA
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Cool Children of a Lesser Time Zone

From my post:

"It's using footage of something that happened 3 hours earlier somewhere else, to celebrate something happening in real time HERE. It could be ANY event, actually."

How you made this into some sort of anti-NYC insult is beyond me. True, I think the broadcasters back East are Laker-haters. I doubt you'll find many who disagree with me on that point.

Oh well. I was always led to believe that skin was thicker out there. I admit I was wrong.

PS: It will be a sad day when/if my life ever 'revolves' around NYC.

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So people in New York should just pretend it isn't 12:00 am and wait a few hours for people in Los Angeles to catch up before they start their NYE celebrations?

1. New York City is by far the most dominant/important city in the United States with the largest media market, so it only makes sense.
2. The East Coast time zone is the most populous.
3. The world revolves around NYC
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