Comedy

‘I’ Newspaper: ‘Have I Got News For You More Trusted than News’

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 22/09/2018 - 8:58pm in

Yesterday, Friday 21st September 2018, the I carried a story by Adam Sherwin, which reported that according to its two stars, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, people see the satirical panel game as more reliable than the news itself. The article said

Have I Got News For You is a more trusted source of news for viewers than official bulletins, the show’s stars have claimed.

Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton said the long-running satirical series now plays a vital role in challenging “fake news”.

Hislop said: “One of the most cheering things about Have I Got News For You is quite a lot of people get their information from us, which should be terrifying in a properly functioning society.

“I walked in through the door of this hotel today and a man came up and said, ‘I absolutely love Have I Got News For You’ and I said, ‘That’s really nice of you’. He said, ‘I’m from Israel… It’s the only sensible news we get’. And you just think, ‘Oh’.

The Private Eye editor added: “We’ve a very big fan base among immigrants and people from backgrounds where they can’t believe you’re allowed to be this rude, which is a thrill compared to the countries they come from.”

Meron said: “That’s certainly part of the element of its longevity is thatpeople come to it for the news.” (p. 5).

Now I prefer to watch Have I Got News For You rather than the news because I get so irritated with the Beeb and its very strong bias against the Labour party and particularly Jeremy Corbyn. And Hislop’s right that in a properly functioning society it would be alarming that more people are tuning into a comedy show for the news rather than the news itself.

But we don’t live in a properly functioning society. We live in a society dominated by very right-wing politics, almost uniformly promoted by the media. And it’s very much because of this that alternative news sources, particularly on the internet, have been growing at the expense of the mainstream broadcasters and print publishers.

But Private Eye and Have I Got News For You have also not been averse to spreading ‘fake news’. I stopped watching Have I Got News For You and reading the Eye a little while ago because I got sick and tired of their anti-Labour, anti-Corbyn bias and their promotion of the lies justifying current British foreign policy: that Putin is going to take over the whole of Ukraine and is a threat to NATO, and that we should stand solidly behind the rebels in Syria. Even though those same rebels are Islamists, of the same stripe that launched 9/11 and have been campaigning against every secular, nationalist or socialist regimes in the Middle East. And have been aided in this by the West, which saw them as a useful force against Communism and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. And now that they’ve shown themselves to be a real threat to peace in the region, they’re being supported again for simple reasons of global geopolitics and the greed of western multinationals and the oil industry.

But you don’t read about this in Private Eye, or see it on Have I Got News For You.

I’ve gone back to reading the Eye and watching HIGNFY, because they’re funny, interesting and do provide an oppositional voice. But they are still themselves unreliable, and have their own, hidden biases, which need to be guarded against. This goes beyond the simple attitude that HIGNFY is a comedy show, and so shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Both the show and the Eye are still part of the media establishment, and so share some of their assumptions and prejudices.

The Walking Dead, Outlander, David Tennant Highlight PaleyFest NY 2018 Schedule

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/09/2018 - 5:50am in

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PaleyFest NY 2018 has released its official session schedule for the annual two-week celebration of the television series format. This year’s selection includes popular scripted series such as The Walking Dead, Outlander, and The Good Fight; as well as “reality” competition series Shark Tank and Top Chef. Doctor Who‘s David Tennant will also be holding court for one session, updating fans on Amazon’s Good Omens series adaptation. Attendees looking to break into television can also attend a four-hour workshop session on October 13, presented in partnership with the New York City Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment.

“The PaleyFest 2018 lineup is a testament to why PaleyFest NY is the premier television festival of the fall. We’re proud to feature this incredible schedule of events that represent the best of television across all genres.”

– Maureen J. Reidy, President-CEO, Paley Center for Media

Here’s a look at the PaleyFest NY 2018 line-up:

Outlander: Friday, October 5 @ 7 p.m.

Featuring: Cast and creative team; full lineup of participants to be announced

The Walking Dead: Saturday, October 6 @ 3 p.m.

Featuring: Screening of Season 9 premiere episode; Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Angela Kang (Executive Producer), and additional participants to be announced

Drunk History: Monday, October 8 @ 6:30 p.m.

Featuring: Derek Waters (Host, Co-Creator, Director, and Executive Producer), and surprise guests

David Tennant Talks Doctor Who, Good Omens, and Much More: Tuesday, October 9 @ 6:30 p.m.

Featuring: David Tennant

Documentary Now!: Wednesday, October 10 @ 8 p.m.

Featuring: Seth Meyers (Executive Producer), John Mulaney, Rhys Thomas (Creator and Executive Producer), and Alexander Buono (Executive Producer)

Sunday Morning: Thursday, October 11 @ 6:30 p.m.

Featuring: Jane Pauley (Host), Rand Morrison (Executive Producer), and additional participants to be announced

Murphy Brown: A Conversation with Candice Bergen and Diane English: Saturday, October 13 @ 7 p.m.

Featuring: Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown) and Diane English (Executive Producer)

Shark Tank: Sunday, October 14 @ 6 p.m.

Featuring: Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O’ Leary, and additional participants to be announced

The Good Fight: Monday, October 15 @ 7 p.m.

Featuring: Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart), Rose Leslie (Maia Rindell), Audra McDonald (Liz Reddick-Lawrence), Cush Jumbo (Lucca Quinn), Michael Boatman (Julius Cain), Nyambi Nyambi (Jay Dipersia), Sarah Steele (Marissa Gold), Michelle King (Executive Producer), and Robert King (Executive Producer)

The Conners: Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:45 p.m.

Featuring: Live screening of premiere episode with cast/creative: John Goodman (Dan Conner), Sara Gilbert (Darlene Conner), Lecy Goranson (Becky Conner), Michael Fishman (DJ Conner), and additional guests to be announced

Top Chef: Thursday, October 18 @ 6:30 pm

Featuring: Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, Graham Elliot, and Season 15 winner Joe Flamm

Variety

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Our Look at 54 TV-Related Panels at New York Comic Con 2018 (NYCC)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/09/2018 - 5:00am in

ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) is storming back to New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center this October for four days of pretty much anything and everything pop culture: films, comics, video games, collectibles, and so much more.

But we’re here to talk television — and so far, NYCC has 50+ panels/events based around the small screen running from Thursday, October 4th, to Sunday, October 7th. From Buffy‘s birthday and conversations with Kirkman to four Jokers and two Doctors, here’s a rundown on what television junkies (like us) can expect:

Jon Glaser Still Loves Gear

October 04, 2018, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Jon Glaser

Science Channel Presents Mythical Beasts: Real or Imagined?

October 04, 2018, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Anime Beyond TV

October 04, 2018, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Anime Fest @ NYCC – Mirai Stage
Speaker
Deb Aoki, , Marlan Moore, , Amanda Nanawa

Robert Kirkman: In Conversation

October 04, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Robert Kirkman

Crunchyroll Industry Panel

October 04, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a Netflix Original Series

October 04, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Noelle Stevenson Aimee Carrero Karen Fukuhara

When Earthlings Become Martians: National Geographic’s Mars, Season 2

October 04, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Four Jokers, Seven Seasons, One Panel: truTV’s Impractical Jokers Return to NYCC

October 04, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Joe Gatto, , James Murray Brian Quinn Sal Vulcano

Get a Sneak Peek at Shudder’s Upcoming New Shows

October 04, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Greg Nicotero Joe Bob Briggs Sam Zimmerman

ORIGIN: Get an Exclusive Preview of YouTube Premium’s New Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Tom Felton and Natalia Tena

October 04, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Tom Felton Natalia Tena Sen Mitsuji Mika Watkins

Facebook Watch’s Animated Series: “Human Kind Of” and “Liverspots and Astronots”

October 04, 2018, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Rob Bohn, , Diana McCorry, , Daniel Shepard, , Nate Milton

Sony Crackle Presents: SuperMansion

October 04, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Bryan Cranston Breckin Meyer Gary Anthony Williams Zeb Wells Matthew Senreich

Basic Unarmed Combat For The Screen with Jared Kirby

October 04, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Shop Studios, Level 3 – 528 W 39th St
Speaker
Jared Kirby

Stan Against Evil

October 04, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Janet Varney Dana Gould John C. McGinley

StarTalk @ New York Comic Con, Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson

October 04, 2018, 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Neil deGrasse Tyson Brian Greene Chuck Nice

A Supernatural Panel with Mark Sheppard

October 05, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Mark Sheppard

American Gods

October 05, 2018, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Neil Gaiman

The Dragon Prince

October 05, 2018, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Aaron Ehasz Justin Richmond Giancarlo Volpe Jack De Sena Paula Burrows

Marvel’s Runaways

October 05, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker
Jeph Loeb

Boy Meets World 25th Anniversary Reunion

October 05, 2018, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Ben Savage Will Friedle Danielle Fishel

Trailer Park 2.0

October 05, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A02 – Javits Center
Speaker
Mary Anne Butler, Ray Flook, Aaron Sagers, Dana Han-Klein

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

October 05, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Andy Suriano Ant Ward Omar Miller Ben Schwartz Josh Brener Brandon Smith Kat Graham

Doctor Who Comics: The Doctor Is In!

October 05, 2018, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Room 1B03 – Javits Center
Speaker
Chris Thompson, , Richard Dinnick, , Giorgia Sposito, , Claudia Ianniciello, , Jody Houser, , Mariano Laclaustra Andrew James

Collegehumor’s DROPOUT presents Um, Actually Live

October 05, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Room 1A24 – Javits Center
Speaker
Mike Trapp Jeff Rubin Mike Drucker

Titmouse, Inc. — We Make Cartoons!

October 05, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Room 1B03 – Javits Center
Speaker
Chris Prynoski, , Christy Karacas, , Ben Kalina, , Tony Cupo Antonio Canobbio Meredith Kecskemety

Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

October 05, 2018, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Clint McElroy, , Travis McElroy Ben Blacker

Tardis Time: Matt Smith, David Tennant, & Alex Kingston Live

October 05, 2018, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Alex Kingston Matt Smith David Tennant

Legacies World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A

October 06, 2018, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Danielle Rose Russell Matt Davis Jenny Boyd Kaylee Bryant Quincy Fouse Aria Shahghasemi Peyton Alex Smith Julie Plec Brett Matthews

Official Shonen Jump Panel

October 06, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Roswell, New Mexico World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A

October 06, 2018, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

The Dragon Prince

October 06, 2018, 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM, Anime Fest @ NYCC – Main Stage
Speaker
Aaron Ehasz Justin Richmond Giancarlo Volpe Jack De Sena Paula Burrows

VRV Industry Panel

October 06, 2018, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Paranormal Power Hour presented by Travel Channel!

October 06, 2018, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Headlocked: Wrestling and Comics Collide

October 06, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 1A02 – Javits Center
Speaker
Mike Kingston, , Mike Johnson, , Jill Thompson, , Jerry Lawler

HISTORY’s Project Blue Book

October 06, 2018, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Aidan Gillen, , Michael Malarkey, , Neal McDonough, , Laura Mennell

WBTV Panel Block: Blindspot, Manifest, and The 100

October 06, 2018, 4:45 PM – 6:30 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD, , Josh Dallas Melissa Roxburgh Jeff Rake Eliza Taylor Bob Morley Jason Rothenberg

Outlander

October 06, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker
Ronald D. Moore Maril Davis Caitriona Balfe Sam Heughan Sophie Skelton Richard Rankin

Harnessing Internet Fandom for Good

October 06, 2018, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM, Room 1C03 – Javits Center
Speaker
Amanda Brennan, , Zack Rosenberg, , Marlene Bonnelly

New York TimesOUT presents LGBTQ in Pop Culture

October 06, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Room 1A02 – Javits Center
Speaker
Jude Biersdorfer

K: Seven Stories – Lost Small World U.S. Premiere

October 06, 2018, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM, Room 1A10 – Javits Center
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Marvel Animation Presents: Marvel Rising

October 06, 2018, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Cort Lane Sana Amanat

The StarTalk All-Stars Take on the Science of the Simpsons

October 06, 2018, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Chuck Nice Emily Rice

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Riverdale Exclusive Sneak Peek and Q&A

October 07, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker
KJ Apa Lili Reinhart Luke Perry Mädchen Amick Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Jon Goldwater

Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role

October 07, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Matthew Mercer Marisha Ray Liam O’Brien Laura Bailey Travis Willingham Sam Reigel Taleisin Jaffe Brian W. Foster

#BuffyAt20

October 07, 2018, 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM, Room 1B03 – Javits Center
Speaker
Jessica Crouse, , Matthew Levine, , Nico Vasillo, , Kevo Risse Robby Carmack

Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A

October 07, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker
Speaker TBD

Wax On, Wax Off with the Cast and Creators of COBRA KAI

October 07, 2018, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
Hayden Schlossberg, , William Zabka, , Josh Heald, , Jon Hurwitz, , Ralph Macchio

What We Do In The Shadows

October 07, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Jemaine Clement Taika Waititi Paul Simms

From Page to Screen: Netflix’s Hilda

October 07, 2018, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 1A21 – Javits Center
Speaker
Luke Pearson Stephanie Simpson Dominique Bazay

Midnight, Texas Season Two Premiere Screening and Cast Q&A

October 07, 2018, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A06 – Javits Center
Speaker
François Arnaud Dylan Bruce Parisa Fitz-Henley Jason Lewis Peter Mensah Arielle Kebbel

Cosmos: Possible Worlds

October 07, 2018, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St
Speaker
Speaker TBD

RWBY and gen:LOCK Mega Panel

October 07, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Speaker
Lindsay Jones Kara Eberle Arryn Zech Barbara Dunkelman Miles Luna Kerry Shawcross Gray G. Haddock

Danai Gurira Spotlight

October 07, 2018, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Main Stage 1D – Javits Center
Speaker
Danai Gurira

Archer: 1999 – Sneak Preview and Q&A

October 07, 2018, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Hammerstein Ballroom – 311 W 34th St

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The Dirtbag Manifesto

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 2:41am in

As liberal comedy flounders, Chapo Trap House issues a welcome corrective—a brand of humor that is not just combative, but offers a systemic explanation for capitalism’s ills.

Unwelcome Guest

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 29/08/2018 - 5:00pm in


Louis CK is back, for some reason!

Turnbull Guarantees Power Bills Will Fall $550 By 2014

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 14/08/2018 - 8:45am in

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Malcolm Turnbull says Australians can expect their electricity bills drop dramatically over the past four years.

In a press conference to promote the National Energy Guarantee, Mr Turnbull said the policy would take the pressure off the cost of living in 2014. “This is about investing in our future,” he said.

“Hard working Australian families can expect their bills to start coming down before the end of the previous term of government,” he said.

Tony Abbott, has opposed the policy, saying 2014 seems too far away.

An Apology From Sky News Regarding Their Interview With Blair Cottrell

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/08/2018 - 10:29am in

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Sky News Apology

Apple Becomes First Irish Company To Hit $1 Trillion Valuation

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/08/2018 - 11:30am in

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A computer business that began life in the garage of Steve Jobs’ childhood home in Dublin has become the first company to be valued at US $1 trillion.

The proudly Irish company – which later moved its headquarters to the tech mecca of Cork – said the meteoric rise was due to a combination of hard work, determination and an intimate understanding of global tax loopholes.

“It’s the little Irish company that could,” current CEO and Cork local Tim O’Cook said. “Who would’ve thought that a start-up that began in the garage of Steve Jobs’ Dublin home would one day be worth $1 trillion?”

As the company has grown, there has been pressure to move from Ireland to be closer to the world’s innovation capital. “I’ll admit, we have been considering Jersey,” O’Cook said. “It would be said to leave Cork, but the pull to be at the heart of the action – 275 miles off the south west coast of England – is hard to resist. It’s the Silicon Valley of the tech industry”.

Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat Lands ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ Series Adaptation at HBO

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 01/08/2018 - 6:27am in

[Ed. Note: My bad, DOCTOR Who fans ;-) ]

While much of the attention over the past several months has been focused on the “original content smackdown” going on between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu (for example, check out the price tag on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series), HBO has quietly been securing deals with some major names for some major projects – and that streak continues with a straight-to-series order for UK writer-producer Steven Moffat‘s (Doctor Who, Sherlock) adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger‘s novel “The Time Traveler’s Wife”.

Steven MoffatCredit: Gage Skidmore

“I read Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife many years ago, and I fell in love with it. In fact, I wrote a Doctor Who episode called ‘The Girl In The Fireplace’ as a direct response to it. When, in her next novel, Audrey had a character watching that very episode, I realized she was probably on to me. All these years later, the chance to adapt the novel itself, is a dream come true. The brave new world of long form television is now ready for this kind of depth and complexity. It’s a story of happy ever after – but not necessarily in that order.” – Steven Moffat

time travelers wife series moffat hboCredit: MacAdam/Cage

Written by Moffat and based on Niffenegger’s best-selling 2003 novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife is described as an “intricate and magical love story about Clare and Henry, and a marriage with a problem: time travel.” Moffat, Sue Vertue, and Brian Minchin are set to executive produce through their Hartswood Films banner; with Warner Bros. Television co-producing.

“HBO is the perfect home to tell this incredible story with all the scale and space it needs, and we’re delighted to be working with Warner Bros to bring Steven’s thrilling vision of the novel to life.” – Hartswood Films (statement)

HBO‘s deal with Moffat is the third major competitive situation that the network has entered into and secured a series from this year. The cable giant peviously announced that they would be the home for JJ AbramsDemimonde and Joss Whedon’s The Nevers. With Game of Thrones ending its run in 2019 and the prequels still some time off, HBO is looking for another “tent pole” series that could garner the level of succes that Game of Thones has brought.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Steven Moffat, Hartswood and WBTV on The Time Traveler’s Wife. Steven’s passion is evident in every project he’s written and we are certain that his love and respect for this mesmerizing and textured novel will make it a quintessential HBO series.” – Casey Bloys, President of Programming, HBO

This story was originally reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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New 3/4 Diet Requires You To Speak About Diet 3/4 Of The Time

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 30/07/2018 - 9:36pm in

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A revolutionary new diet which requires devotees to speak about the diet to friends and family three out of every four minutes, has been labeled as ‘irresponsible’.

Regular dieter and mother of three Casey Gregan said that skipping every fourth minute could be dangerous for some people.

“Over many years dieters have become accustomed to speaking about their food choices all the time. It’s just not natural to go a whole minute talking about something else,” she explained before spending the next 18 minutes detailing the types of food she could and couldn’t eat.

Despite the warnings, the extreme diet has become increasingly popular. “It’s really focusing on the way humans used to diet in the 20th Century, where people would allow some space in the conversation to talk about something else,” 3/4 follower Dee Cuthburt said.

“It’s only one minute out of every four. It’s tough at first, but you get used to it,” she continued, changing the topic for 60 seconds, before talking about what she can eat for breakfast.

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